Bernie Sanders keep shrieking that we need a "POLITICAL REVOLUTION". But what has America's Greatest Progressive since Sinclair Lewis been doing in his sinecure in the House and Senate?
Mainly renaming Vermont post offices. At least renaming Vermont post offices more than anything else.
Bernie Sanders co-sponsored three bills that passed. One of them was "A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office"."
Thaddeus Stevens was a member of the Anti-Catholic Know Nothing Party who became a Republican. His class warfare politics led him to make at least one anti-Semitic remark.
But Bernie Sanders also kept busy by co-sponsoring a bill to "designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Marble Street in Fair Haven, Vermont, as the "Matthew Lyon Post Office Building".
If you guessed that Matthew Lyon was an otherwise obscure progressive hero who was mainly known for making an ass out of himself, also being sent to prison under the Alien and Sedition Act, you would be correct.
The Lyon post office renaming bill happened in 2005-2006. Then Bernie Sanders rested on his laurels for 7 years, before buckling down and renaming the other Vermont post office in 2013-2014.
If he loses this election, maybe he'll find time to rename another Vermont Post Office for Howard Zinn or Karl Marx or himself around 2020 or so. Because you know, political revolution and all that.