Bernie Sanders Endorses ‘The Big Short’

Bernie Sanders Endorses 'The Big Short'
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The Big Short” takes on Wall Street, the banking lobby and a weak regulatory environment in a way that taps into the anger over corporate cronyism.

So it can’t be much of a surprise that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has given the movie his blessing. His campaign has been laser focused on the Wall Street corruption that is depicted in the movie.

On Monday the campaign tweeted out a video of a woman asking Sanders, “Have you seen ‘The Big Short’?

“Damn right I have,” Sanders responds.

“Excellent film,” Sanders adds. “My wife and I, we used to go to movies a lot. Last eight months we have gone twice. One of the films that we did see is ‘The Big Short.'”

The director of the movie, Adam McKay, endorsed Sanders’ presidential bid last year and has contributed to his campaign. The movie is based on Michael Lewis’ book, and centers on the financial investors and hedge fund managers who bet against the housing market in advance of the crash in 2008.

The movie also was praised by a figure on the other end of the spectrum. Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly recommended it in a tweet on Monday, along with “Spotlight,” another awards-season contender.

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  1. David Dyben says:

    Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who speaks the truth to power..Wall Street is corrupting our politicians and he is calling them out..Bernie Sanders for President..

  2. Sanders is COOKED! says:

    Socialists like Sanders only know how to take down an economy. Like Hugo Chavez. The BANKS got bailed out instead of filing for bankruptcy. Oh if Bern is a Socialist does that make him an “Extremist Right Winger?” You know because Nazi stands for National Socialism!!!!! The So-Called Right Wingers are Nationalists! For the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Two things Col. Commie Sanders doesn’t understand! He’s just the fake Left version of Ron Paul. Why don’t people follow the Money $$$ and see where it is going! Just like the Clinton’s? How about some of the actors take pay grade demotions for the sake of Berns Socialist Utopia? Pay them what their worth 5 bucks an hour! Why doesn’t Bern learn about the Federal Reserve??? Why a Congress has let a Private Org. control the money supply and create inflation to make life hard on the USA?

    • [Wade Black, who runs Scarsdale Equities, a boutique investment firm in New York, and donates to Sanders, disagrees. “I think he understands monetary policy. That great harangue he gave Alan Greenspan [in 2003] shows that. He probably has a better understanding of the financial industry than Ben Carson does. He may have a better understanding of how capitalism works than Donald Trump does,” he says. President Sanders, Black believes, will make Wall Street more competitive, so the vitriol against his occupation doesn’t bother him. “It’s a metaphor. There’s not going to be a Kristallnacht in Lower Manhattan. He’s talking about regulation, not shutting down the stock exchange. People turn their logic circuits off as soon as they hear the word ‘socialism.’ ”]
      Or is Bloomberg Business too left-wing for you?

  3. Bill B. says:

    Not likely I guess, but of those running, this man should be our next President.

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