The Koch brothers should be terrified by the Bernie Sanders surge in Iowa because it demonstrates that the movement is growing to take the country back from the billionaire class.
According to the latest Des Moines Register poll, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is surging in Iowa and attracting new voters.
In a statement, Sanders Campaign Manager Michael Briggs pointed out why the billionaires should be worried:
What this new poll shows is that the more Iowans get to know Bernie the better they like him and what he stands for. We’ve seen the same thing in New Hampshire and across the country.
At a time when the middle class continues to disappear and almost all new wealth and income is going to the top 1 percent, the American people want leadership that is prepared to fight for working families and take on the greed of a billionaire class that has enormous control over our economy, our political life and the media.
The poll does show that the Sanders message is resonating and attracting new voters to the caucus. Bernie Sanders is bringing a fire and energy to the campaign that no other candidate in either party has been able to match.
Donald Trump sucks up media attention, but his speeches are rambling exercises in ego that are full of feelings but contain no policy. A typical Trump statement is that illegal immigrants have got to go, but he never explains how he will accomplish this goal.
In contrast, the speeches of Bernie Sanders are loaded with policy ideas. Sanders goes beyond discussing problems. Sen. Sanders offers solutions. The polls are revealing that the Sanders solutions are gaining in popularity with Democratic voters.
Bernie Sanders is drawing record crowds because he is calling out the billionaires. The Senator from Vermont doesn’t just mention them in passing. He discusses the methods that they are using to buy the government, and how he intends to stop them.
Sen. Sanders is tapping into the feelings that the system is rigged towards the rich. Bernie Sanders is more than a protest vote. The Sanders campaign is a movement.
The Koch brothers and the billionaires can no longer afford to laugh off Bernie Sanders. They should be terrified because Sen. Sanders is storming the Heartland of this country with a message that is calling for their defeat.
Millions of people are rallying behind Sanders. His campaign isn’t some isolated blue state uprising. Sanders is going to red states. He is attracting new supporters in places like Iowa where the Kochs have had recent success.
The Koch brothers have the cash, but Bernie Sanders is building an army of voters. Where ever Sanders speaks, he attracts more supporters. It is a populist revolution. The masses are angry, and they are coming after Charles and David Koch.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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