Tuesday, March 8, 2016

White People Can't Be Poor

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Pictured: the richest people ever.
Previous Post: #DemDebate Round Up

We've already seen some of the zingers from Sunday's #DemDebate.  There's one clip, though, that I felt deserved its own post.  Remember this little tidbit from Bernie Sanders:
You don't know what it's like to be poor if you're white.  Let me repeat that, because it bears repeating.  You don't know what it's like to be poor if you're white.

Jesus, Bernie, if you wanted to be arrogant and condescending you picked a hell of a way to do it.  I mean that's right up there with Mitt Romney's 47% comment.  You sounded completely tone deaf.  Not only that, you dismissed the concerns and hardships of a large portion of your BASE.  How the hell is that going to help you win the election?

This may surprise you, Bernie, but there are plenty of white people who DO know what it's like to be poor.  There are plenty of white people who DO know what it's like to live in a ghetto.  There are plenty of white people who DO know what it's like to be hassled and harassed by cops because of their circumstances.  It's because poverty does not know any race, Bernie.  You can be poor regardless of whether you're black, white, Asian, Martian, whatever.  There are plenty of white single mothers living well below the poverty line.  There are plenty of white parents working two jobs each just to put food on the table for their kids.  There are plenty of white people who find themselves homeless.  Poverty doesn't care what color you are.

I myself know what it's like to be poor.  I know what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.  I've experienced the fear of wondering whether or not you'll have enough money at the end of the month to make your rent.  There have been months I've had to choose between paying my bills or fixing my car so I can get to work to pay said bills.  Ever been in a position to save some money for a few months in a row, only to have those savings wiped out when an emergency hits?  I have.  Plenty of times.  What about being fired from a decent job and having to scramble to find a new, crappier one?  Yup, done that too.  Many folks out there have regardless of what color their skin happens to be.

Let me close this rant by saying one thing.  Fuck you, Bernie Sanders.  On behalf of everyone of every color who has ever had to struggle, or who still is struggling, fuck you.  Fuck you and your pompous, holier-than-thou, racist attitude.  You wasted your answer pandering to the social justice warriors in the audience.  Unfortunately that's not going to get you anywhere near the nomination.

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1 comment:

  1. Your biggest fanMarch 9, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    I knew what it is like to be poor while I was in the Army. I went from having more than enough money to living paycheck to paycheck. This fucking scumbag makes me sick. What makes me even sicker though is the half wit diaper sniffers that soak up his bullshit. Keep your fucking hands out of my pockets. Instead of crying for bullshit, improve your situation. The United States of America is still the land of opportunity. Darwinism will takes it's course if you do not take advantage of that opportunity. To quote Alec Baldwin, "Go and do likewise. If not I have no sympathy for you. Your going to end up shining my shoes."


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