Before this presidential election, most people who don't follow politics with an 'uber' zeal didn't know who he was, except as that 'crazy uncle' type of legislator from Vermont. But the American Spectator has unearthed information about the junior Senator from the Green Mountain State that will amaze you...and probably not in a good way.

Sanders seems to have built a base of surprisingly young people, considering his age, and he is, so far, beating the pantsuit off Hilary Clinton in the caucus primaries. But the American Spectator looks at why Sanders is enjoying success, and it's downright scary.

In a blistering article published February 16th, writer Emily Zanotti sheds light on the man who never made his first real paycheck until he was over 40 years old! Zanotti begins her piece this way:

"Bernie Sanders is beloved by a lot of people who live in their parents' basement and work part time to pay the bare minimum on the student loans they collected in pursuit of their Gender Studies degrees. Ostensibly, this is because your typical Millennial ne'er do well is fascinated by the idea of receiving things for free from the government in return for maintaining their citizenship, or because they heard about Bernie Sanders in their subversive knitting group or picked up a campaign flier at Urban Outfitters."

His political career began as the Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, back in 1985, where he acknowledged he'd never really had any money-despite his parents sending him to the University of Chicago where he earned a degree.

Zanotti continues:

"One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.

The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. "

He somehow managed, much like Obama, to talk and wrangle his way into politics, and got elected to Congress. It was largely due to the very liberal, socialistic and progressive political environment in Vermont, however.

Zanotti suggests the only use for Sander's college degree was for his resume when he was getting into politics and seeking a government job. And now, this guy with no economic backround wants to run the United State of America.

This piece in the American Spectator is an excellent look at how far, perhaps, we have stooped with our candidates in the American political system.


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