Friday, May 29, 2015

Bernie!

An embarrassing kerfuffle started this week when an über-liberal website published a nearly 3,000 word “portrait” of self-proclaimed socialist, Bernie Sanders, the saggy-balled old man running for president as a Democrat in 2016.

In the writer’s effort to be “thorough” in his portrayal of Sanders, there appears a sentence that literally glosses over Sanders’ rape fantasies:  “He dabbled in carpentry and tried to get by as a freelance journalist for alternative newspapers and regional publications, contributing interviews, political screeds, and, one time, a stream-of-consciousness essay on the nature of male-female sexual dynamics.”

Sanders’ essay, published in 1972 in the Vermont Freeman, reads in part:
A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.”
 “A woman enjoys intercourse with her man—as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”
According to CNN, Sanders’ campaign spokesman Michael Briggs is dismissing the bizarre article as a “dumb attempt at dark satire” that “in no way reflects his views or record on women.  It was intended to attack gender stereotypes of the 70s, but it looks as stupid today as it was then.”

No, Mikey, the essay is a glimpse into the psyche of a typical non-violent socialist with sexually violent fantasies.  Now, frankly I’m not particularly concerned about what this delusional socialist sot said 43 years ago.  What infuriates me is how the press poodles perpetually hyperventilated for three months over a comment made by then-Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) who, at the time, was running for Claire McCaskill’s senate seat in 2014. 

Akin was being interviewed on a St. Louis TV station when he was asked about his staunch opposition to abortion in cases where women became pregnant after being raped.

“From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

Akins’ remark was both scientifically absurd and politically inept and rendered him irrelevant in his challenge to McCaskill.  He was roundly scolded by the GOP and asked to drop out of the race.

It’s pretty clear that the aforementioned website is running interference, a smear job if you will, for Hillary Clinton.  Many on the right took the bait rebuking Sanders for his weird theory.  In actuality, it’s best to ignore his dark little world in view of the Duggar and Hastert soap operas.

Bernie is irrelevant.  He’s got a snowflake’s chance in hell of surviving the primaries much less being nominated by his party at their convention.  Yes, there’s an ick factor here.  There’s at least one woman who doesn’t fantasize about violent sex.  So, Bernie got that wrong, but damn what a rumpled, unshorn little maple-syrup-swilling little creep.

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