Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, used the stage at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in Iowa to address a serious illness plaguing the Republican party: Amnesia.
Sanders is clearly poking fun at the Republicans, who seem to have forgotten that their own party is responsible for running up the deficit. They don’t seem to remember that the global financial system was “on the verge of collapse” and the number of job loss was atrocious before President Obama was elected.
They suffer from a very, very serious illness. They suffer from amnesia!
They forgot what the world looked like seven years ago. They forgot that 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. They forgot that the world’s financial system was on the verge of collapse. And they just forgot that we ran up the largest deficit in the history of the United States in the last year of George Bush
This is nothing new. Republicans, who claim to be fiscally responsible, have been running our country into the ground for decades, leaving Democrats to clean up the mess. President Obama, for example, has made huge steps to better our country, despite the road blocks set in front of him by Republicans, and yet they still refuse to give him credit.
I mean, it must be amnesia, because the only other explanation for Obama Derangement Syndrome is racism and we all know the GOP is totally not racist <insert sarcasm>.
Sanders went on to also speak about key issues that truly matter to the people. He addressed the need for wage equality for women and the fact that our current minimum wage is not enough to live on:
You fight for an economy that works for all Americans and not just the wealthiest people in this country
Funding needs to be geared toward investing in education and creating jobs instead of incarceration. Sanders points out that we have an overwhelming number of prisons in comparison to other countries:
We have more people in jail than any other country on Earth, disproportionately black and Latino
Even if Sanders’ speech doesn’t conjure up the Republican’s memory, it’ll definitely leave people feelin’ the Bern!
Watch Bernie rip Republicans apart:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQKeRghITZo]
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