Old White Man Given Credit for Black Woman’s Work

The Vermont lawmaker did nothing, but was hailed as a hero for not using the n-word that one time.

© Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders at the US Capitol on December 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.

This is a spoof/satire of a truly naïve article with just about all of the erasure of minority voices from MSN and thereby borrows heavily from it.

An impassioned plea by California Senator and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris to increase direct payments for Americans to $2,000 has been co-opted by Vermont Senator and two time sore-loser Bernie Sanders.

During his speech in one of the few Senate appearances the oft absentee Senator has made Sanders ignored countless hours of work by Democratic women including Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and others to instead use his own tweet as a visual aid to bolster his push for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to put in a good word for him to Russia and help get him more of that sweet sweet KGB cash.

Sanders said McConnell “might want to get on the phone and start talking to working families in Kentucky” about getting the $2,000 check, pointing out the state demographics are 87% white and that means a lot of poor white folks.

Sanders — in a rare acknowledgement of how both democracy and simple arithmetic work — said it would be tough to get the required 60 senators to agree to the proposal, telling the upper house: “All that I am asking is give us a vote. What’s the problem? Allow the United States senators to cast a vote as to whether or not they are for the $2,000 check or they are against it.” He then purportedly grumbled under his breath, “that oughta keep those whippersnappers happy.”

‘We have an ally in President Trump and that’s why I ran in 2016 when a woman dared to try to get the nomination! I should have run in 2012 when I said I wanted to against that uppity [censored], but fascism is better late than never!’

McConnell has said there is “no realistic path” to the proposal to increase the cash payments, telling the Senate floor that lawmakers were “not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrat rich friends who don’t need the help.”

Bernie Sanders is a white supremacist treasure. — Grovelling Institute

Bernie Sanders should be president and it’s honestly hard as hell to forgive all those black people and women for not doing as they were told. He wanted to elevate white men further and give us the American dream and instead we might have equality some day in the far distant future. That hurts my privilege like hell. — YaDude Grey

The kind of leadership we saw from Sen. Sanders today shouldn’t be an exception. We need more leaders willing to fight for everyday old rich white dudes. If your elected officials don’t have three houses and a massive carbon footprint then what exactly are they doing? — Eponina Turnerdier

If everyone in Congress fought as hard for the GOP as Bernie Sanders does, I could be open about my internalized misogyny. — Pipa Jane Swearington

Do-Something Twitter had a lot to say about this “revolutionary” moment stolen, as usual, from women of colour.

“Bernie Sanders is a white supremacist treasure,” the fauxgressive “think” tank Grovelling Institute tweeted to its 300,000 followers, which sparked a thread in which other economically privileged but mediocre white men lent their support to the incredibly unpopular and twice rejected primary candidate because women amirite.

In another tweet, the Grovelling Institute said: “If we get the $2,000 checks, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey will be national heroes,” utterly ignoring the fact that it was Kamala Harris’ bill and that Sanders and Markey were only co-sponsors.

Other voices ranging from cynically exploitative to naively privileged weighed in on how they didn’t want to credit women, particularly not women of colour or white women who stood up for people of colour for their work, but also did not want to evaluate their own culpability in a biased system. Many self-congratulations were had as white men lacking in introspection congratulated one another and themselves for being definitely the furthest to the left ever despite their obvious bigotry, but as usual a white man was given credit for the work done by a woman of colour.

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