What a confusing post. You post the very answers to the questions you claim I did not answer. Then you go on with your usual character attacks.
What have you said? Well you brag about being in MENSA and to a lesser extent driving a Porsche.
Well. I am sorry these two facts make you feel inferior. They shouldn't. But let's set the record straight.
There was a thread about Mensa in which I participated. One thread. I am a member. Intertel also if you must know. Now every time I slam some racist who likes to posit that black people are not as smart as white people, this comes up. I don't bring it up, someone else does.
I do frequently claim that many Trump supporters are not very smart. That has nothing to do with how they might do on some intelligence test and everything to do with their obvious ignorance of the law, human decency, and their odd ability to ignore simple facts in service to some bizarre political positions. The thing that most causes me to point out this is they are constantly supporting Trump positions that are in direct conflict with what would be in their own self-interest. That is the very height of stupid behavior.
Look at my often heated exchanges with Blackjack21 (and others) but using him as an example.... He is an extremely bright poster who, though given to some pretty masterful trolling, always presents a very interesting take on today's events. Though he is a nominal Trump supporter you will never catch me commenting on his thought process. I would love to have a glass of wine with him someday.
Now the Porsche. There was a thread about cars and motorcycles that POFO people drive. I have two cars. One is a Porsche, one is a Prius. (I mention the Prius occasionally because it is what I drive everyday.) But it is odd that you seem to be obsessed with the Porsche. I am not. It is a Macan S. That is a sport SUV. It is expensive sure but if I were to buy a top of the line Ford Crew Cab pickup it would cost just as much. But a Trump supporter like yourself ought to be into displays of wealth. You mention that the economy is flying high. It is. And I am making money. What would you have me spend it on? If I said I collected baseball cards would you think that is elitist? Or is it that only the wealthy elite should drive German sports car brands? (I wear a Rolex watch too. Does that bother you just as much?*
You seriously ought to look at your reactions to this stuff. By the time you are my age you probably have learned that there will always be people who have stuff that I cannot afford or more importantly that I should be happy that they enjoy something nice for which they have worked very hard. I thought that was part of what conservatives believe about wealth.
So here is my suggestion to you Hindsite. Get me out of your wheelhouse and start making arguments to support your position.
Now. Because you missed it I will answer your question as to why Bernie might be good for the country and someone I might actually support. Pay attention because this is an argument that Blackjack made better than I am about to WRT Trump.
There are some of us who believe that, first and foremost, our system is broken. Big Business, the deep state, wealthy people and other special interest groups have our politicians dancing on a string. This has diminished the power of the people to the point that they are simply eyeballs to advertising. The election process is a joke and even after our every-two-year sham about caring for the kind of government people want the politicians go right back to doing what these wealthy folks want. Almost all of the people, at some level know this.
Trump was elected because people wanted him to break this system. I think it is odd that they chose the archetypal rich dude to get rich dudes out of power but it does not surprise me. He built is campaign on breaking stuff and vilifying others. (Who whats to believe they are part of the problem?) To some extent he actually did it. His trade war with China, though a disaster for farmers, is actually helping us in many ways. We are about to get a far better deal from them than those who are conservative on trade (like Obama) have gotten for us.
I believe that Bernie, like Trump, will break stuff. He will force the two houses of congress to agree on some very fundamental stuff that needs to be fixed. For example, health care and the environment. He will force them to "at least do something" about our diminishing middle class and the obscene inequalities of wealth that are only getting worse. Sometimes the solution will be things that conservatives like myself want such as getting out of the idiotic desert wars. Sometimes it will be stuff that centrists want like universal health care. (We have very few real leftists in the US so they are not a factor but the few we have will like Bernie's take on lobbying reform.)
In other words....Just as Trump is not really a conservative AND IT DOES NOT MATTER, Bernie is not a socialist AND IT DOES NOT MATTER. They both are change agents. And that is what we need right now.
So I, a conservative, could vote for Bernie for the same reason a liberal could vote for Trump. The deep and abiding certainty that somethings gotta' give. *yes folks, though true it is the very definition of trolling.
"Laziness is a trait in blacks." Trump.
"I am the least racist person there is. And I think most people that know me would tell you that. " Trump
The American dream is about freedom. Pelosi