Burn Bernie?

If there’s one thing a reasonable person should hate, it’s the gaffe pounce.

You take a presidential candidate who is running from sun up to sun down and constantly talking that entire time. As he’s talking, he’s trying to bend any question he’s asked to appeal to the constituencies he needs to win. You sit on the sidelines. Waiting. Watching.

Then, it happens. The gaffe. That one sentence or two that could be twisted to mean something completely different than the candidate intended.

Gotcha.

No offense, but it’s not a good look for the person pointing the finger. I don’t care if you’re on the right or on the left, it’s unreasonable.

Today’s victim is no other than Bernie Sanders. He thinks that no white person can be poor! The outrage. The indignity! My father grew up so poor that … (unfortunately, I’ve never been good at coming up with those kinds of jokes. Help me out in the comments section.)

No, Bernie Sanders, as a … liberal? progressive? socialist? who knows the correct terminology any more. … believes that black people are more impacted by poverty than poor people on a percentage basis. He also really needs more black voters.

Get over it already.