When Senator Obama sought to become President Obama, he promised repeatedly to operate in a transparent manner. For too many years, the people were excluded from the decisions that would most affect them and this behavior runs contrary to the very premise upon which our republic was founded.
Since ascending to the Oval Office, however, Obama has operated with a level of secrecy not seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.
As Americans consider who should become our next president, they are left with few liberal choices. Hillary Clinton has continued to maintain her fiercely-snippy and adversarial relationship with the press (and her fans) and Bernie Sanders’ campaign is all sizzle and no steak- he talks a good game about populism and giving the power to the people, but crusades for tremendous governmental control and maintains a less-than-open relationship with the press.
In fact, on Tuesday, Sanders’ campaign spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, bullied the press and announced that nobody was allowed to ask about ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group wreaking havoc in the Middle East and who is connected to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and San Bernardino, California.
As Bernie Sanders was wrapping-up a roundtable discussion concerning urban poverty and issues important to Black Lives Matter, the fabricated black-supremacy group, Symone Sanders entered a press conference room filled with reporters and instructed them that they are not allowed to discuss ISIS with the presidential candidate.
Though aides often instruct the press on the topics that will be covered in the day, it is rare for an official to instruct the free press on what they are not allowed to discuss.
Sensing the frustration and genuine outrage emanating from the crowd, Sanders was forced to attempt to smooth things over with the press upon whom he relies to carry his message. Sanders explained,
“Guys, how often are these people taking about the issues we talked about today? Of course I will talk about ISIS, but today what we are talking about is a community, in which, half of the people don’t have jobs.”
He continued, “You want to ask me about ISIS? We will talk about ISIS. But what I said, and let me repeat, you can agree with me or not, what I have said is that obviously ISIS and terrorism are a huge national issue that we have got to address, but so is poverty, so is unemployment, so is education, so is healthcare, so is the need to protect working families. And I will continue to talk about those issues.”
Sanders is a one-trick pony whose campaign relies heavily upon exploiting class divides in America- an effort that demands a focus on economic policy and only economic policy. To the socialist presidential candidate, any moment not spent focusing on economic policy is a moment where his class warfare rhetoric remains unused.
In these times of complicated troubles for America, it is unsettling to see a presidential candidate so ill-equipped to discuss any issue that does not play to his socialist economic agenda.
It’s unsettling to see a clown like Sanders being taken seriously by anybody.