Today’s quote comes to us from Johan Hassel, the international secretary for Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats.
Secretary Hassel was, for some reason, in Iowa before the caucuses took place (by the way – believe it or not – they’re still counting to try and figure out the final results). While there, he went to a Bernie Sanders event.
“It was like being at a Left Party meeting. It was a mixture of very young people and old Marxists, who think they were right all along. There were no ordinary people there, simply.”
This is interesting for several reasons – none the least of which is that Bernie Sanders touts himself as a Socialist Democrat, and his supporters try to convince us Sanders’ brand of “socialism” is actually pretty benign, sort of like the way things are in Sweden.
I award Johan Hassel Quote Of The Day honors for making ground beef of that bogus claim.
Oh, one other thing – silly, but I’ll mention it anyway.
I spent a little time this morning thinking about who Bernie Sanders reminds me of, with his hunched-over-the-podium demeanor that suddenly morphs into bug-eyed animation with herky-jerky motions in every direction.
Then I realized: it was Judge Doom, from the movie, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, played by the great Christopher Lloyd; specifically the part where he is exposed as a toon.
For this reason, though I do not support Senator Sanders for either the Democrat nomination or the presidency, I pledge to send $10 to his campaign if he will look up with those bug-eyes, thrust his head forward, and yell “Remember ME, Eddie? I’m the one who KILLED YOUR BROTHER!!!!!”
You do it, Bernie, and I send the money.