“I’ll probably vote for Bernie,” Joe Rogan told listeners. “He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been the same thing his whole life.”
The podcaster was repeating a popular myth about Bernie Sanders.
Sanders has been the same thing his entire life. A political activist or a politician. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in political science and began his political career not long after moving to Vermont. He’s either been running for political office or holding political office for 48 years.
Over those nearly 50 years, he’s said a lot of insanely inconsistent things.
In 1971, he argued that it was a disgrace that there were so many millionaires in the Senate.
“Nobody should earn more than a million dollars,” he said in 1974. When he first ran for the Senate, he called for a 100% tax on wealth of over $1 million a year. These days, that’s just how much he makes.
“I wrote a best-selling book,” he told off critics. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
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