America has undoubtedly felt the pull of extremism in politics as of late, and some prominent public figures have begun to lash out at some of the wilder notions.
This polarization is undeniably due to the sensationalism of the mainstream media, who have taken to the Trump presidency with a verbose and vitriolic attitude. It certainly doesn’t help that President Trump is a bombastic and stubborn leader who revels in the public eye, taking pot shots at pundits and talking heads whenever he feels the urge.
This division has caused our politicians, particularly those within the 2020 democratic field, to drive their party hard to the left in order to offset the Trump administration.
But how far is too far? Bernie Sanders’ recent proposal to allow incarcerated criminals to vote has certainly prompted that very question, with even some of the most progressive pop stars and most vocal anti-Trump voices rebuffing the democratic socialist.
[Author’s warning: Strong language ahead.]
Pop star Cher defended herself from attacks on social media Tuesday in a series of now-deleted tweets after she was criticized for questioning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) plan to let felons and terrorists vote.
“TERRORIST KILLED INNOCENT PPL. IM SICK OF BEING NAILED 2 CROSS BECAUSE U PPL THINK IM A RACIST‼️IM NOT GOING TO DEFEND MYSELF‼️I CARE 4 ALL PPL,TRY TO HELP ALL PPL,” Cher said. “Excuse The Fk Out Of Me If I don’t want ,Murders, Rapists, &; CHILD MOLESTERS of every color to vote.”Advertisement - story continues below
This post comes in response to a social media user who criticized Cher for panning the idea of letting felons vote.
Cher has long been a critic of President Trump, and a staunch liberal, making her rebuke of Bernie Sanders’ plans a profound endorsement of the idea that the left is turning radical.