Haim Saban, the man who brought us the Power Rangers and who became a billionaire when Disney bought the rights to the children’s brand of shows, movies, games, and merchandise, has been a great friend to the Democratic Party for years. But there’s a Democratic candidate for president Saban doesn’t like, and he’s not afraid to say it.
When asked by the Hollywood Reported who he likes in the mix for the Democratic nomination, he said he liked all of them, then corrected himself. “No, minus one. I profoundly dislike Bernie Sanders, and you can write it. I don’t give a hoot.”
Why does Saban take offense to Sanders? Because he’s rich and Sanders doesn’t like rich people (himself excluded).
“He’s a communist under the cover of being a socialist,” Saban said of Sanders. “He thinks that every billionaire is a crook. He calls us ‘the billionaire class.’ And he attacks us indiscriminately. ‘It’s the billionaire class, the bad guys.'”
But here’s the thing. If Saban is going to take exception with Sanders’s perspectives on the wealthy, socialism, and possibly even communism, he should understand Sanders isn’t even the most radical of the bunch. Elizabeth Warren has been pushing to the left of Sanders on many issues. Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris have tinkered with aligning themselves with Sanders on many economic policies. And over half of the lesser candidates are flying their socialist flags anywhere they can get attention.
Saban needs to take a closer look at all the candidates before singling Sanders out. Just because he was the first to profess far-left anti-capitalistic leanings doesn’t mean he’s the only… or the even the worst of the group.
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