No Bernie, You're Not a Member of the Working Class

In a desperate bid for relevance, Bernie Sanders is saying things. Silly things.

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday lambasted the Democratic Party for failing to pay attention to white working class voters during the election.

“There needs to be a profound change in the way the Democratic Party does business. It is not good enough to have a liberal elite,” Sanders said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.”

“I come from the white working class and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party can’t talk to the people where I came from,” he added.

Sure let's replace the liberal elite with a Socialist elite. But Bernie isn't a member of the working class. The working class... work. Bernie is a bum.

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

“The electricity was turned off a lot,” Barnett said. “I remember him running an extension cord down to the basement. He couldn’t pay his bills.”

He worked some as a carpenter, although “he was a shitty carpenter,” Bloch told me. “His carpentry,” Morrisseau said, “was not going to support him, and didn’t.”...

“He was always poor,” Sandy Baird, another old friend, told me in Burlington.

“Virtually unemployed,” said Nelson, the political science professor at the University of Vermont.

"He explained the origin of the money Sanders used to buy the Middlesex land and the carpentry he did on the sugar shack. He said Sanders received unemployment, “for a few months,” in 1971, though Sanders can’t remember what the job was that qualified him for the benefits."

In subsequent Liberty Union campaigns he advocated for “the doing away with all time limitations for unemployment benefits.”

Bernie can't talk to the working class because he never worked. He's great at telling bums all the freebies they'll get if they vote for him. Because that's what bums do.