|Barb's "Bernie Bush"
This week on The Bernie Blog we hear from a rather unique perspective. A canine perspective...
Buster Brown Town is Professor Emeritus, Department of Odd Human Behavior, Dogville Academy, and Founder of Dogs for Humanity, a not-for-profit with the motto: “We may not be human, but we are humane.” We asked Professor Town to tell us why he’s supporting Bernie:
“That’s easy! I’m a dog. We’re Man’s Best Friend. We don’t care if you’re rich or poor. We don’t care if you’re white or black or brown or yellow or red; we don’t care if you’re straight or gay or male or female or young or old; we love you all. Also, we’re pack animals. We want everyone in our pack to do well because that’s how the pack survives. Bernie is the only candidate who thinks like a dog. We refer to him affectionately as Saint Bernard.”
Let’s Exercise Our Brains for Bernie!
By Buster Brown Town
Time to get in shape for the elections! Let’s start by exercising some Good Old Yankee Common Sense.
Today’s question is: Why do so many everyday working people vote Republican? Why don’t they like Bernie Sanders?
Here are some things Republicans voted for in recent years (and Bernie voted against): Tax cuts for the rich. More benefits for multinational corporations. More spending for the military (not to be confused with more spending for vets, which they oppose).
Here are some things Republicans voted against (and Bernie voted for): Paid sick leave, paid vacations, maternity leave, overtime, healthcare, workplace protections, collective bargaining rights, quality education, decent paying jobs, clean air and water, safe food and drugs, veteran benefits, student loan debt relief, voting rights, sensible gun control laws, fair housing, protections from consumer fraud and predatory lenders, freedom of religion, unemployment insurance, retirement benefits, birth control, child care, equal rights.
So unless you’re rich, a multinational corporation or a military contractor, why would you vote Republican?
Ever since the robber barons wrote their own script for the American Dream and hired Ronald Reagan to play the role of president, you’ve been lied to, hoodwinked, bamboozled and bombarded by razzle-dazzle, misinformation, scare tactics and all kinds of brainwashing schemes. All of this is brought to you by the oligarchs who own all the major media, most of the economy and a large number of your so-called “public servants.”
So, when someone like Bernie Sanders comes along and lays out a common sense case for getting back to the same policies that made postwar America great, that created a booming economy with a strong middle class, he’s accused of being a “commie” or a Soviet-style socialist. Forget about that! He’s got two basic ideas:
- 1. Make the rich pay their fair share of taxes.
- 2. Invest our tax dollars to help every day, hardworking people like you.
Does that make sense?
If your answer is “No,” you may have a Common Sense deficit. In that event, take Groucho Marx’s advice: “A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
Bio: Mr. Town is a professor of odd human behavior at Dogville Academy. Buster blogs for Bernie, bites billionaires and will bark for food. His web site and his Facebook page can be found at the following links: Busterbrowntown.com