Trump vs. Hillary with Bernie Sanders Thrown In
By: Bill O'ReillyJuly 13, 2016
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As you may know, Senator Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday.

He was perspiring heavily as he did it, but I guess it was hot up in the “Live Free or Die” State.

The endorsement doesn't really mean very much.  The Democratic Party has already coalesced behind Secretary Clinton and it's all about voter turnout for her.

If she gets Barack Obama-type enthusiasm, she has a very good chance to win.

If she does not, Donald Trump could pull an upset.

That's because the Democratic Party has veered sharply left thanks to Senator Sanders.

Here now his vision for America:

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT)“This election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system.  ((EDIT)) It's about making sure that young people in this country are in good schools or at good jobs, not in jail cells. ((EDIT)) Secretary Clinton understands that we don't need to have more people in jail than any other country on earth, at an expense of $80 billion a year.”

So if you break that statement down, Sanders wants amnesty for all illegal aliens presently in the USA.  All of them, amnesty. 

He also wants quasi-open borders.  He does not really want to stop people from coming here illegally.

The Factor could not find one, not one specific statement made by Bernie Sanders that dealt with inhibiting illegal immigration, although he says he wants to prevent it - whatever that means.

Sanders supports sanctuary cities and opposes Kate's Law.

On the economic front, the senator wants guaranteed jobs for every American and guaranteed wages.

That was apparent when he said this:

SANDERS“Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all of the new wealth and income to the top one percent. ((EDIT))  Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty.”

So if you do work 40 hours, you should be guaranteed a wage that would allow you a comfortable life, according to Bernie Sanders.

That kind of mandate is a violation of the free marketplace.  And if the feds start paying mandatory wages, America's economy would collapse.

On the crime and punishment front, Sanders wants little punishment.

He believes that providing people with jobs is the solution to violent crime.

He rejects harsh mandatory punishments for people who kill, rape, or maim.

He believes the U.S. justice system unfairly targets minorities for prosecution. 

Now there is no question that Bernie Sanders is an extremist, but he's up front about it.

He calls himself a Socialist.  He does not shy away from demanding the American people receive trillions of dollars in entitlements, including free public college education and free health care.

So Hillary Clinton has an interesting dilemma.  Will she repudiate any of this far-left stuff or will she embrace it?

She does have a fallback because the media will not define the real radicalism that Sanders wants, instead treating him like a first-cousin to the Colonel Sanders, a benevolent seller of chicken.

In other words, the press does not tell us the truth.

Shocking.

Talking Points believes Hillary Clinton is not as radical as Bernie Sanders, but the Democratic Party is certainly heading into the world of radicalism.

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and, even to some extent, Barack Obama, all hold views far to the left of mainstream America.

So the presidential election in November is about much more than Trump vs. Clinton.  It's about what kind of country you want.

America is in trouble.  All the polls say the folks know that, yet the Democrats continue to march leftward.

Even for those of you who do not like Donald Trump, that has to be a consideration when you cast your ballot in November.

And that's the memo.