Bernie Sanders takes jab at economic conditions under President Biden

August 28, 2023

President Joe Biden is bleeding support and hope in his quest to win a second term next year, and it seems now that some of his fellow high-profile Democrats smell blood in the water.

According to Breitbart, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stirred the waters with recent comments regarding Biden's track record so far as president.

Sanders, who has worked with Biden for decades, seemed to knock the elderly president for the economic conditions faced by most Americans, pointing out that a staggering 60% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck with no end in sight.

The Vermont senator, a former presidential candidate and a formidable one at that, held nothing back in his assessment.

"The president has a right to be very proud of many of the accomplishments that we’ve achieved in the last three years—unemployment, very, very low. We’ve brought inflation down. We’re investing in clean energy. We’re rebuilding our infrastructure," he said.

Sanders added, "We have made real progress in a number of years, but the reality is that today, 60% of our people are living paycheck-to-paycheck. We have massive levels of income and wealth inequality. Our health care system is a total disaster. Eighty-five million people uninsured, underinsured, while the insurance companies make huge profits. The cost of pharmaceutical drugs, precipitation drugs, sky high."

There's already growing buzz regarding Biden's ability to run another presidential campaign, let alone win one against a strong Republican opponent with an excited base.

That's why Sanders' latest remarks have some wondering if the Democratic Party might use him as a last-minute backup for the nomination.

Sanders continued, "So the point is, in my view, the president should tout his very good record. We have got to continue to defend women’s right to control their own bodies. But we have to deal with the reality of life today. That’s what Roosevelt did in 1936. And that is to understand that we have massive levels of corporate greed in every part of society. The very rich are getting richer, working people are struggling."

"We have got to make it clear, we’re going to stand with those workers and have a health care system that works for all, lower the cost of precipitation drugs, raise the minimum wage to a living wage. So, I think that was the message of yesterday," he continued.

Most of it consisted of his tired, Democratic Socialist talking points, but his subtle jab at the current administration has certainly raised eyebrows.

While it's doubtful Sanders would mount a run for 2024, many believe a lot is going to change in the coming months.

If Biden can't run or is pushed out, the de facto nominee would be Vice President Kamala Harris, who polls as low as her boss, if not worse. The Democrats almost certainly have to have backup players in mind, and it's not out of the realm of possibility that Sanders could be on that list.

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