The “Bernie Revolution” is of the Robespierre variety

The “Bernie Revolution” is of the Robespierre variety

Last night in a gymnasium in Iowa, Bernie Sanders’ acolyte Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shrieked “Who here is ready for a Revolution?!”

Well, you know. We all want to change the world.

It’s like history is repeating itself.

From the way these Bernie Revolutionaries talk, it sounds like the kind of Revolution they’re clamoring for bears a striking resemblance to the one in late eighteenth century France.

It’s all about vengeance and retribution.

Only instead of hunting down and destroying the aristocracy, the Bernie Revolution is turning their Reign of Terror on “the Billionaire Class.”

And the “Billionaire Class” should be afraid.

Hell, even Bernie Robespierre isn’t shy about saying so:

I’ve said before that Democrats seem to relish the idea of their fellow Americans living in fear of them.  They want to be hated and feared.  Which, you have to admit, is an odd thing from people who want to serve in public office in a Constitutional Republic.

Broke: Public Service
Woke: Reign of Terror

Sounds lovely.

Who can forget this crazy crank’s tweet from the night of the 2019 State of the Union Address?

Yeah. She still hasn’t deleted that.

Because these revolutionaries want you to be afraid.  They actually revel in striking fear in the hearts of their fellow citizens.

So it doesn’t surprise me in the least that the Bernie Revolution is founded on the notion that some Americans should live in fear of a Bernie Sanders Reign of Terror.

And the Bernie Fans are all-in on this kind of Revolution.

When someone pointed out the obvious in response to Bernie’s “fear us!” tweet:

One of the Bernie Revolutionaries replied:

Now, I read that tweet and howled like I was at a Night at the Improv.

Is she serious?

Let’s follow through on the logistics of her argument:

1. Bernie Robespierre gets elected in November 2020
2. He isn’t sworn in until January 20, 2021
3. Congress (if still a Democrat majority) will take up his insane “punish the evil billionaires” bill
4. They debate it for months and finally vote on it
5. It goes to the Senate
6. If the Senate remains in Republican control, Bernie Robespierre’s dream of punishing the billionaires dies
7. If, however, the Senate is in Democrat control, it gets debated, changed, and voted on
8. If it passes the Senate, it now has to go back to the House for reconciliation.
9. The House then has to reconcile the bill and vote on it again
10. If the House passes the reconciled bill, it goes back to the Senate
11. Finally, the reconciled bill gets passed and sent to President Robespierre for his signature
12. Then, at last, President Robespierre signs it into law

By this time, it’s probably the fall of 2021 at the earliest.

But if we go by how long it took to get Obamacare passed, for example, it’s more likely his Punish the Billionaires Law doesn’t get signed until the spring of 2022.

Of course this is all assuming Congress is even willing to consider such an insane tax law to begin with.

But no matter.  We’re playing along with the Bernie Revolutionary.

Does this Bernie Revolutionary really think those Billionaires will wait around until the spring of 2022 to see if the law passes before packing up their belongings, sending their money off-shore and getting the hell out of Dodge?

Is she high?

Those Billionaires would start the process of leaving the morning after Bernie gets elected – long before any of his insane tax plans that would punish their leaving even go into effect.

But nobody said the shock troops of the Bernie Revolution were the brightest stars in the heavens.

Their grasp on human nature and the survival instinct is about as firm as their grasp on economics.

But the Bernie Revolution is out for payback.  You know, just like the Frenchies who screamed “Vive la République!” as they dragged people to the guillotine.

As I said yesterday, this is the Politics of Envy.  The Bernie Revolutionaries are fueled by resentment and anger.  And they want someone to be punished.

But just as it was in 1789 France, the kind of revolution that’s fueled by vengeance doesn’t end in rainbows, puppies and kisses.

It ends in chaos, turmoil and blood.

These Bernie Revolutionaries should save themselves the time and trouble and just skip to the end by moving to Venezuela tomorrow.

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8 thoughts on “The “Bernie Revolution” is of the Robespierre variety

  • November 9, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    This post’s artwork is great. The Bern looks just like a historic French guy — and a rich, old, white guy. [That’s because I used a portrait of Robespierre. — Dianny]

    But it’s getting really confusing which class of people are so loathsome; the billionaire class, the wealthy, the rich, anybody with a higher net worth than me? And what actually are the one-percenters? Is that of: total net worth, annual adjusted gross income, or again, just anybody that makes more money than me?

    Those Bernie Revolutionaries may only want to have a second or third home in Venezuela. Someday they probably will come back to America — made great again in 2020 — to live in freedom and make some money

    ..

  • November 9, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Amusing that Bernie hated millionaires until he became one… now it’s billionaires. I’m just wondering how the DNC is going to scuttle his campaign this election cycle.

  • November 9, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I just love it when they trot out the BS term “income inequality” and proclaim that it’s one of the country’s biggest problems. The left is truly insane.

    At some point in history, long ago, some one became the second person to have an income… BOOM, income inequality became a thing. Then the third person and… BAM, the problem doubled just like that and it’s been getting worse ever since!

    It’s a meaningless phrase but don’t waste your time attempting to enlighten a Bernie fan, that crowd cannot be helped. Bernie specializes in proposing impossible to achieve solutions to non-problems but they lap it up every time.

    It would be funny if it were not so tragic.

  • November 9, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    If this old commie idiot is an Independant, how does he qualify to run for the democrap nomination? Shouldn’t he run third party as a socialist? Or maybe he could go live his dream in the paradise of Venezuela.

  • November 10, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    scared of the lefties? surely you jest. THEY are terrified of US. ergo, gun control is item 1 on their agenda. what they can’t seem to wrap their little minds around is that 1) no one but the stupidest of the stupid is going to give any gun control bs a second thought; no matter who it comes from and 2) (you know since 1 is true) their dreams of getting even, revolution, ruling with an iron fist; whatever, are never going to happen. I predict that by the time this is all settled finding a leftist will be like finding a klansman in the south side of chitcago

  • November 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    I wish they would just start their little revolution, some of us are getting impatient.

  • November 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Bernie wants Nordic style socialism. Well, the Nordic countries are NOT socialist, they are as capitalistic as they come. Take Sweden, ever hear of Hasselblad, Volvo, Saab, IKEA, ASEA, and many more?

  • November 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    There is a small restaurant on the left bank in Paris called Cafe Procope, where I had a fine dinner years ago. It has been in continuous operation since 1685, through three foreign occupations and at least one revolution. There is a small plaque near the entrance that announces a number of famous people who dined there, including Benjamin Franklin — and Robespierre.

    …and what happened to Robespierre in the end?

    They sent him to see Madame Guillotine, which is what eventually happens to all tyrants.

    Bern in hell, Bernie. Le Terror will not happen in this country if I have anything to say about it.

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