What Difference Does It Make?
When it comes to the individuals running for Democrats’ 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination, one has to ask what difference does it make at this point. Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, the only substantive difference between the two is that Hillary has – or, more accurately given her reliance on Gender Politics – is a cunt. The rest is just rhetoric and showmanship.
Speaking domestically, there’s no real difference between Hillary as a Liberal Democrat and Bernie as a Democratic Socialist. In the years they served in the US Senate together they voted the same 93% of the time, being at odds with each other only 31 times.
Indeed, given the scattershot and largely patternless nature of their few disagreements, those 31 times Bernie and Hillary voted differently from each other probably had more to do with long-term political positioning on their respective parts and with the “sausage making” nature of America’s legislative process than with any actual ideological differences between Bernie and Hillary.
No, those two have few differences from each other and share the same rampant and incontrovertible and intractable differences with we, the American people.