Bernie Sanders thunders about 'corruption'...and gives Joe Biden a pass

Bernie Sanders is famous for railing about billionaires as corrupt.  He thunders about corruption, positioning himself as the austere but honest socialist, the guy who sets no store on having tons of money the way those notorious billionaires do.

You don't need that many choices of deodorant, see.  His socialism of yeoman simplicity is what makes him supposedly honest and fair.

Or at least that's the message he's got all over his website as he tries to downplay his socialism and up-play his probity.  See, he may be socialist and all, but he's Mr. Clean:

"The corruption is out there," his video headline thunders, attempting to halt the Republican tax cut a couple years ago, calling it "corrupt."  He even ran photos of Red Chinese soldiers and Vladimir Putin in his video to argue that the tax cut that has since lifted the entire American economy is actually corruption.

This corruption is so blatant, it's no longer seen as remarkable. Just the other day, the lead sentence in a New York Times story about Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson was this: 'The return on investment for many of the Republican Party's biggest political patrons has been less than impressive this year.' The idea that political donors expect a specific policy result in exchange for their contribution is the very definition of corruption. It is right now, absolutely out there in the open. It is no longer even seen as scandalous. This sort of corruption is common among authoritarian regimes[.]

So in light of his Mister Clean persona, what's he been up to lately?  Breitbart has the answer:

During a portion of an interview with CBS News released on Monday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pushed back on an op-ed from Sanders supporter and Fordham Law Associate Professor Zephyr Teachout that said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden "has a big corruption problem and it makes him a weak candidate." Sanders stated that it is "absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way."

Sanders said, "Joe Biden is a friend of mine. I've known him for many, many years. He's a very decent guy. Joe and I have strong disagreements on a number of issues, and we'll argue those disagreements out. But it is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way."

This is extremely bizarre stuff, given that the average Joe on the street can see that Biden's son Hunter, turning up in country after country that he knows nothing about on the heels of Joe's vice presidential visits, somehow managed to end up with $80,000-a-month paychecks from corrupt energy companies and more, just by following old Dad with his satchel out wherever he went.

His remarks come on the heels of the release of Peter Schweizer's new book which showcases Biden family corruption in spades.  Biden didn't just benefit ne'er-do-well Hunter during his political terms, Schweizer unveils an airtight case showing that Biden benefited five family members using his political office.

There's a reason Democrats don't want any Biden witnesses called during the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, which in fact was premised on Trump's investigation of House Biden corruption.

Now Bernie's denying it?  One can probably conclude a couple of things from this ridiculous barefaced lie about Biden's probity.

One, Sanders was also named as a pocket-liner in Schweizer's book, and he's just as dirty as Biden.

Two, Sanders is essentially unserious when he talks about ending corruption.  He's got no intention of ending the kind of corruption that made Hunter Biden's life such a party-fest.  If anything, he wants more of it.  And he's probably protecting himself.

This paints one heck of a hypocritical picture, and it's about time some enterprising reporter called him on it.

Image credit: Shareable YouTube screen shot.

Bernie Sanders is famous for railing about billionaires as corrupt.  He thunders about corruption, positioning himself as the austere but honest socialist, the guy who sets no store on having tons of money the way those notorious billionaires do.

You don't need that many choices of deodorant, see.  His socialism of yeoman simplicity is what makes him supposedly honest and fair.

Or at least that's the message he's got all over his website as he tries to downplay his socialism and up-play his probity.  See, he may be socialist and all, but he's Mr. Clean:

"The corruption is out there," his video headline thunders, attempting to halt the Republican tax cut a couple years ago, calling it "corrupt."  He even ran photos of Red Chinese soldiers and Vladimir Putin in his video to argue that the tax cut that has since lifted the entire American economy is actually corruption.

This corruption is so blatant, it's no longer seen as remarkable. Just the other day, the lead sentence in a New York Times story about Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson was this: 'The return on investment for many of the Republican Party's biggest political patrons has been less than impressive this year.' The idea that political donors expect a specific policy result in exchange for their contribution is the very definition of corruption. It is right now, absolutely out there in the open. It is no longer even seen as scandalous. This sort of corruption is common among authoritarian regimes[.]

So in light of his Mister Clean persona, what's he been up to lately?  Breitbart has the answer:

During a portion of an interview with CBS News released on Monday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pushed back on an op-ed from Sanders supporter and Fordham Law Associate Professor Zephyr Teachout that said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden "has a big corruption problem and it makes him a weak candidate." Sanders stated that it is "absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way."

Sanders said, "Joe Biden is a friend of mine. I've known him for many, many years. He's a very decent guy. Joe and I have strong disagreements on a number of issues, and we'll argue those disagreements out. But it is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way."

This is extremely bizarre stuff, given that the average Joe on the street can see that Biden's son Hunter, turning up in country after country that he knows nothing about on the heels of Joe's vice presidential visits, somehow managed to end up with $80,000-a-month paychecks from corrupt energy companies and more, just by following old Dad with his satchel out wherever he went.

His remarks come on the heels of the release of Peter Schweizer's new book which showcases Biden family corruption in spades.  Biden didn't just benefit ne'er-do-well Hunter during his political terms, Schweizer unveils an airtight case showing that Biden benefited five family members using his political office.

There's a reason Democrats don't want any Biden witnesses called during the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, which in fact was premised on Trump's investigation of House Biden corruption.

Now Bernie's denying it?  One can probably conclude a couple of things from this ridiculous barefaced lie about Biden's probity.

One, Sanders was also named as a pocket-liner in Schweizer's book, and he's just as dirty as Biden.

Two, Sanders is essentially unserious when he talks about ending corruption.  He's got no intention of ending the kind of corruption that made Hunter Biden's life such a party-fest.  If anything, he wants more of it.  And he's probably protecting himself.

This paints one heck of a hypocritical picture, and it's about time some enterprising reporter called him on it.

Image credit: Shareable YouTube screen shot.