Happy 80th Birthday, Bernie Sanders
Irascible Jewish Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders sparked a movement with two presidential campaigns, threw yuuuge rallies, and whose completely cheap and unfashionable made him a memelord that just kept on giving. And the man who almost single-handedly revived the socialist movement in America has a new distinction — octogenarian.
Enjoy this vintage Bernie Sanders birthday internet moment. pic.twitter.com/rzRQEaeMbH
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) September 8, 2021
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Bernie Sanders turned 80 years young today, as he was born on September 8, 1941.
Bernie is 80 now 😎 🎉🎂 pic.twitter.com/czVbFtoHSm
— Fred (@WaywardWinifred) September 8, 2021
Sanders was a rabble-rouser in the 60s Civil Rights movement who was later elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1980. He spent only $4,000 on his campaign. In 1990, he became the first socialist elected to the House of Representatives in decades, and was reelected to seven more terms. He ran for the Senate in 2006, won handily, and has served there ever since.
Happy birthday to Bernie Sanders, socialism’s #1 hype man and America’s oldest millennial. pic.twitter.com/jdv9oDSF3w
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 8, 2021
While Sanders may be best known for his two Democratic presidential primary campaigns, neither won the nomination. But Sanders has otherwise never lost a race for public office, and he’s still fighting like hell for the Green New Deal, universal healthcare, and free college education. Even at age 80.
Happy birthday, Bernie Sanders. The people’s champ. Thanks for being one of the very few in DC who care (deeply) about those of us without lots of money. pic.twitter.com/zi0OHmsixy
— Socialist Boomer (@socialistboomer) September 8, 2021