@Regrann from @infprenegade - The #VietNamwar was escalating, and when the next draft was announced, Bernie applied for a #conscientiousobjector deferment. His deferment was denied, so he dodged the draft by having a kid out of wedlock in 1969 with his new girlfriend, #SusanMott, even though he STILL wasn’t working, and had no way to support the child. By the time his draft number came up, he was too old to be drafted anyway. He continued to subsist on odd carpentry jobs and unemployment checks, and occasionally selling $15 articles, including the one about how women fantasize about gang rape. He still refused to get a steady job to support his child. His girlfriend left him. In 1988 he married #JaneDriscoll, and took a cold-war era honeymoon in communist #USSR. His new wife supported Bernie financially through his many attempts to win a public office, and shared his radical leftist political views. They visited the pro-Soviet #Sandinista Government in #Nicaragua known for their #humanrights violations, support for anti-American #terrorists, and the imprisonment and exile of opponents. Bernie blindly overlooked the carnage to stand with fellow #socialists. They traveled to Cuba in hopes of meeting Bernie’s #hero #FidelCastro, but access to him was denied.
Bernie Sanders managed not to hold a full-time job his entire life or vote in a single election, until he finally ran for Mayor of Burlington at the age of 40. After several failed elections, he finally won the office of Mayor of #Burlington, VT, and eventually a Senate seat, which he has managed to keep off and on. For all of his years representing #Vermont, #BernieSanders passed a total of three bills, and two of them were for naming post offices. He’s a #draftdodger #deadbeat dad, a globe-trotting communist dilettante, and a petulant detractor of hard-working honorable Democrats. His one skill is yelling about how unfair the world is, and how everything SHOULD be. But he has no plans for how to make it happen, and no idea what goes on in the rest of the world or how to deal with problems overseas. His excuse for not having a foreign policy or national security plank on his platform: “I’ve only been (con't