Sanders on women's gang-rape fantasies
By Mark Alexander
While endlessly waiting for the Demos' Iowa caucus comedy to conclude, the Socialist Democrats' 78-year-old Patron Saint of Witless Rants, Bernard Sanders, shared some feelings: "I have a strong feeling that at some point the results will be announced. ... I have a good feeling we are going to be doing very, very well here in Iowa."
That being said, the latest tabulations indicate Sanders is neck and neck with the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, the latter's performance considered an Iowa anomaly. Trailing them by seven points is Bernie's chief socialist competitor, Cherokee candidate Elizabeth Warren. Trailing Sanders by a full 10 points is Joe Biden, which has the Demos in full panic mode.
Sanders and Warren are likely to be running first and second in New Hampshire.
Recall that after the last Demo debate, Bernie had a little powwow with Warren over whether a woman could be president. In the end, they agreed to disagree as to who said what — opting instead to call each other liars.
For what it's worth, I think Bernie did make that claim, and my theory is that he doesn't believe a woman could be elected president because she'd be too preoccupied with gang-rape fantasies.
Wait, I can explain.
Back in 1972, Sanders claimed in one of his pseudo-intellectual essays, "Man and Woman," that "A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously." Apparently, Sanders suffered from acute non compos mentis syndrome back then, too.
So, why the interest in something Sanders said in 1972? I mean, I said things in the '70s that don't reflect my views today — albeit nothing so profoundly asinine as Sanders's comment.
But for Sanders, the problem is that he did not attempt to walk back that assertion until 2015, and then only under pressure when he was running for president against a female opponent, Hillary Clinton.
As Sanders told MSNBC's Chuck Todd: "This is a piece of fiction that I wrote in 1972, I think. That was 43 years ago. It was very poorly written. If you read it, it was dealing with gender stereotypes. Why some men like to oppress women. Why other women like to be submissive. You know, something like 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Very poorly written. Forty-three years ago."
Actually, it was social commentary, but it's clear that everything flowing from Sanders's head should be fairly classified as "fiction." And after #MeToo went viral, Sanders hoped against hope that his misogynistic missive would somehow escape further mention. It didn't.
To put his commentary into context, this rubbish was written after his divorce from Deborah Shiling Messing and his affair with Susan Campbell Mott, who gave birth to his out-of-wedlock son and only descendant, Levi. We're not sure to which of them Sanders attributes the fantasies, but despite his offensive denigration of women, he would later convince Jane O'Meara Driscoll to marry him. They had a taxpayer-funded honeymoon in the Soviet Union as part of Bernie's official capacity as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. That was his first public office, which he won by promising not to raise property taxes as much as the incumbent mayor.
Like his latest praise for the failed socialist state of Venezuela, he once argued that a sure sign of the Soviet economy's success was that people were standing in line for food. "That's a good thing!" he said.
Setting aside Bernie's odd fantasies about women and economics, his considerable lead over Biden is causing a lot of Democrat Party heartburn.
As National Review political observer Jim Geraghty notes, "Bernie is frightening the Democrats. Establishment Democrats suddenly realize Bernie Sanders might win the nomination." (Geraghty also compiled Twenty Things You Probably Didn't Know about Bernie Sanders.)
A year ago, in my column "Take Sanders's 2020 Campaign Seriously and Literally," I noted, "Sanders is crushing his opponents' fundraising efforts, and his campaign has already signed up more than a million collectivist volunteers." And that hasn't changed.
Indeed, so concerned are the establishment Demos that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a charter member of the "Archenemies of Liberty" Club, has positioned himself as a convention insurance policy against Sanders's nomination. He's also planning to spend $1.5 billion on advertising to defeat Donald Trump regardless of who the nominee is. Make no mistake: Bloomberg, a longtime enemy of Trump, is the most dangerous Demo in the field — and if Biden continues to falter, Bloomberg may go from a Bernie firewall to brokered-convention nominee.
Last May, in "The Democrat Party's 'Collective Constituencies' Voter Strategy," looking through my dusty and barely opaque crystal ball into political futures, I projected that Biden will be the Demo nominee, if he can find a way to do what Hillary Clinton did to rig the primary against Sanders. And I suggested that he would choose a younger running mate from the opposite race, sex, and coast — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
But it now increasingly appears that, after Nancy Pelosi and her cadre lost control of the impeachment charade, Biden became an unintentional collateral victim of that miscalculation.
What is certain is that Bloomberg and the eventual Demo nominee (if not him) are going to do everything they can to keep the Trump administration from Keeping America Great in 2020 and Beyond. They will use their considerable resources, combined with the enormous influence of their Leftmedia propagandists, to undermine Liberty and advance their statist agenda.
If that nominee is actually Sanders, he should have his feelings about female fantasies challenged at every stump speech. While Democrat Party strategists believe their women voters are emotionally incontinent idiots, they may have some second thoughts about gang-rape fantasies.
Meanwhile, there is one caucus result in Iowa that was clear. Donald Trump won 97% of the Republican support, with the remaining 3% split between "Never Trumpers" Bill Weld and Joe Walsh. And given the strength of his administration's record, as aptly outlined in his State of the Union Address, he is likely to overcome the odds and remain President Trump four more years.
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.