Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders: "I Wrote A Best-Selling Book"

                Bernie Sanders. Vermont Senator. Trump critic. Disdainer of capitalism. Socialist millionaire.
                When Colonel Senator Sanders recently opined that his tax returns would be “a little more boring” than President Trump’s, a reporter gently reminded him of his own substantial wealth. This caused Bernie to retort, “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
                Bernie’s books “Our Revolution” and “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution” (shouldn’t there be an apostrophe in that title?) combined to earn the senator more than one million dollars in 2017 alone. He appears to be a one-trick pony. What will he title his next book, “You Say You Want A Revolution?” Or perhaps “Revolutions For Dummies?”
                Sanders has been the target of some criticism lately for not having released his tax returns, even as his Democratic colleagues have pulled out all the stops attempting to force President Trump to release his tax returns. Sanders has said that he will release his returns soon, adding: “I hope that Donald Trump will do exactly the same. We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same.” That statement gives a person a good idea how exciting his books are to read. How exciting his books are to read. Repetitive and ponderous is more like it.
                Sorry, Bernie, but you didn’t become a best-selling author because of your scintillating prose. People don’t buy your books because of your extraordinary writing talent and fresh, vibrant style. They purchase them because you are a long-time politician, a senator in the public’s eye, an inveterate gas-bag living and working among the coastal elite who is running—again—for president of the United States of America. As Tricky Dick used to say, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: it is precisely your privileged position, not your effulgence or literary lucidity that leads folks to read your published twaddle.

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