Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) confronted the Republican attempts to use a 43-year-old essay against him and destroyed their attempts to bring him down on Meet The Press.
Chuck Todd asked Sanders to explain the essay, and Sen. Sanders answered:
Sure. This is a piece of fiction that I wrote in 1972, I think. That was 43 years ago, and if you read it, what it was dealing with was gender stereotypes. Why some men like to oppress women, why other women like to be submissive. You know, something like 50 Shades of Grey. Very poorly written, forty-three years ago. What I am focusing on right now are the issues impacting the American people today, and what I will continue to focus on.
The brief amount of time Todd devoted to the essay question immediately infuriated conservatives on Twitter:
— Bossy WGirl (@WGinetta) May 31, 2015
— Heather Mertens (@40YearWanderer) May 31, 2015
Only in the mind of a Republican could a piece of written satire be equated to the sexual abuse allegations against Denny Hastert stemming from his time as a high school teacher and wrestling coach.
It was obvious that Chuck Todd had little interest in the subject, so he asked the question that he thought he had to ask. He gave Sen. Sanders a chance to explain himself, and the Democratic presidential candidate did exactly that. There is less than nothing to this story. Sen. Sanders’ voting record and decades of advocacy don’t back up anything that was written in the essay.
Bernie Sanders knocked down the Republican attempt to ruin his presidential campaign in less than a minute, but by trying to gin up a scandal, it is clear that Republicans are looking to distract attention away from the Duggar and Hastert scandals.
More importantly, Republicans are terrified of Bernie Sanders. The candidate doesn’t frighten them as much as the message. A Republican Party that is controlled by a handful of conservative billionaires and corporations is witnessing a populist movement of millions gain strength against them.
The movement is being led by Bernie Sanders. Sen. Sanders has stated that one of the goals of his presidential campaign is to build a movement to take back the country from the Koch brothers and conservative billionaires. The Sanders movement has raised millions of dollars and attracted hundreds of thousands of volunteers. Sanders is shooting up in the polls, and Republicans are worried.
Sen. Sanders knocked down the Republican attempts to stop him with ease, as the voices of millions of Americans who want their government back grow louder by the day.
The conservative billionaires are worried because Bernie Sanders is coming for them.