Bernie Sanders, having just ended his leftist bid for the Democrat presidential nomination, has bought his third house, a $600K summer dacha, in his home state of Vermont. I think this is hilarious! It makes me want to point and laugh big hearty guffaws in the faces of his supporters – not that I would unless provoked, but the notion is delightful.
The hypocrisy of this is incandescent but, sadly, this will change nothing. The news of this extravagant and indulgent purchase will, by and large, not reach the ears of the leftist rubes who supported him and donated to his campaign. Probably they’ll never learn of this, and that’s a pity, but even if they do find out most are incapable of reassessing the man, his campaign, or their own beliefs. After a quick grimace they’ll go right back to their delusional comfort zone, and their cognitive dissonance will shrug its shoulders and move on.