What Is Bernie Sanders Hiding About His Radical History?
By Seth Lipsky, New York Post
What Bernie Sanders needs, said the headline over a column in — of all places — the Jewish Forward, is a “come-to-Jesus moment.”
I don’t mind saying that I almost fell out of my socks.
The Forward seems to be referring to the need for Sanders to share his vision, what I’d call his true beliefs. Its columnist, J.J. Goldberg, wants a “big picture” oration, like Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.
Goldberg suggests that Sanders tell us how he’s going to bring the country together and where he’s going. An apt suggestion, in my view. I’d also like to know from where Sanders is coming.
The idea of an atheistic Jewish socialist from Vermont (by way of Brooklyn) doesn’t seem to nonplus the voters, at least in the Democratic Party. Good for them. America eschews religious tests as a matter of law and principle.
Yet for a man who wants to be the first Jewish president, Sanders certainly seems to be bent on avoiding the subject of the time he spent in Israel. Time for him to explain himself.