Here’s a guy who follows an ideology responsible for the deaths of nearly 100 million people during the 20th century and he’s actually accusing a sitting governor’s policies of killing people. If only his braindead followers understood irony.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in a liberal red-meat speech Sunday night, accused Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker of supporting an ideological agenda that kills people.
“Governor Walker has allowed his right-wing ideology to prevail and to deny some 120,000 people in Wisconsin options to get into Medicaid and maybe, for the first time in their lives have health insurance,” Sanders told a rally in Madison two days ahead of Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, where the Vermont senator is projected to narrowly beat Hillary Clinton.
“I think that that is a disgrace,” Sanders added, referring to Walker’s decision not to accept federal money to expand health insurance coverage under Obamacare.
“As a result of that decision, there is no question that people will die, people will become much sicker than they otherwise would have become.”
Accusing an elected official of causing deaths is unusual, even in heated primary campaigns. A notable example was Republican front-runner Donald Trump telling Fox News Sunday in December that as secretary of State, Clinton, through “stupid” Middle East policies, “killed hundreds of thousands of people.”
But before a crowd of Wisconsin partisans, Sanders received only raucous cheers as he made a similar — if less dramatic — charge against Walker. The Badger State governor is deeply despised by Wisconsin Democrats for his 2011 state law that crippled public-sector unions and made him a national hero on the right.
Crippled unions? If only. Meanwhile, the Communist senator from Vermont actually called voter ID laws un-American. Yeah, OK, crazy person.