Not that I’m a fan of traumatizing The American Spectator‘s readers, but the Bernie Sanders love has gotten so great over the last few weeks, as the candidate has irretrivably declined in the polls, that the Bernie Sanders products, available for Internet purchase, have achieved an all-time low. It seems that Bernie Sanders love has moved from the purely policy oriented, into the downright creepy; you can now purchase — for the low, low price of $8.10 (it’s not free, sorry) — a “Buff Bernie” coloring book, featuring page after page of shirtless Bernie Sanders in provocative poses.
But while Bernie Sanders shower fantasies might be at an all-time high, the candidate’s appeal seems to be weakening. Millennials with no concept of life under socialism, having been born after the fall of the USSR, can only keep a single candidate afloat for so long before he’s done in by the tyrannical machinations of the Democratic party’s inevitable frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. In the Texas primary, he lost Austin. It’s over.
And while he’s been playing the man of the people, because of his wealth of small-time donations, a recent investigation by the FEC seems to show that those “little people” funding the Sanders campaign in $25 increments, aren’t so much the students and small business owners of America, but a bunch of foreign nationals.
Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday.
The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions.”
The campaign’s January financial disclosure filing listed contributions from foreign nationals and unregistered political committees, the FEC said. Other contributions came from donors who exceeded the $2,700 per-election limit.
Apparently, part of the problem is that, while Sanders has run on a platform explicitly excoriating campaign finance laws, his campaign is loathe to understand them with any depth, and so his disclosures are, to use the Free Beacon’s word, “riddled” with errors and mistakes, and often failed to include supporting documents — a problem for a guy who thinks “transparency” is the foundation of government.
I suppose, at least, he always has the proceeds from that coloring book.