This story will surprise no one with a passing familiarity with history. Lenin owned nine Rolls-Royces. The daughter of Venezuela’s president lives in shameless luxury while her countrymen eat stray dogs just to survive. While Bernie Sanders hasn’t achieved quite that level of naked hypocrisy yet, he’s sure on his way.
What will his rabid fans make of this local news report on their favorite “people’s tribune”?
The Burlington, [Vermont] resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a camp in North Hero.
Sanders’ new waterfront crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
That the place is called “Hero” just adds to the irony.
The purchase didn’t go unnoticed on social media, where Sanders fans and foes alike expressed their disgust:
— King Robbo (@realkingrobbo) August 9, 2016
When you find out Bernie Sanders just used your $27 donations to buy himself a new summer home pic.twitter.com/c1UPBHnAqn
— I, Hoebot. (@eclecticbrotha) August 9, 2016
But hey, Stalin had a “summer home,” too, everybody! Cut a socialist some slack!
Credit: Independent Journal