I’m actually impressed that you do see it. I’m not exaggerating when I say that 9/10 people who hear me say I like Bernie and Trump are mystified - much like when I said I liked Ron Paul and Donald Trump.
I’ve long believed there are multiple good and bad ways to do anything. And I’m not convinced that moderately Left or Right political systems are clearly better than the other. They do produce different outcomes, but I think populist governments working for the majority of their voters perform better whether Left or Right than do governments operating for the benefit of a few thousand people closely connected to the people in government.
I have a degree of trust in Jim Jordan or Alexandria Cortez that I do not, and can never have in Orin Hatch or Diane Feinstein.
There are only a few people in Washington I have mixed feelings on. Which are people like Chuck Grassley and Joe Biden. They’re more D.C. snake than anything, but they retain some element of humanity. For them… I guess ideology plays a bigger role.
But I’ll take someone actually fighting for their voters and beliefs over a calculating beltway insider regardless of any current mainstream ideology.
Right now 0 people are fighting for the wall - including Trump. No, I’m not expecting Bernie to vote for the wall - why would I? That was never his signature issue.
Bernie is still better on immigration than most politicians in either party. So what I see if 2020 comes around with no wall:
Trump wins: We don’t get a wall - but Trump complains about it
Bernie wins: We don’t get a wall - Bernie never talks about it again
I didn’t vote for Trump to air grievances. If he can’t get it done - then he gets no credit for it.
My problem here is that Ann Coulter is 100% right. Trump doesn’t need Congressional funding. There is no wall being built because Trump is unwilling to do it. Maybe it’s because he’s following bad political advice. Maybe it’s another reason. But he’s choosing not to do it now. If he hasn’t even started by 2020, he will never start. Fool me, but you can’t get fooled again.