Bernie Sanders rallies are sold as being part of a movement for change and spreading the wealth around. A sort of "my brothers keeper" atmosphere is what he is courting in his attempt to become the President of the United States. But this week, the veneer of helping his fellow man slipped a little, as the rally designed to drum up support for his political campaign took precedence over the lives of hundreds of homeless people in Alabama, who were left in the cold. Literally:
With temperatures in Birmingham expected to dropped to 20 overnight Monday -- the lowest temperature thus far in 2016 -- the place where the city's homeless usually go to seek shelter from the cold was unavailable.
Boutwell Auditorium, typically used as a warming station in such situations, was not available Monday night because presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of thousands. Factoring in wind chill, it was expected to feel more like 15 degrees on the streets of Birmingham.
Feel the Bern? Feel the frostbite burn, maybe.
At RedState, Leon Wolf points out that Donald Trump got a lot of negative media attention for throwing protesters out of his rally into cold weather. Will the mainstream press offer the same withering, accusatory tone at Sanders for leaving the city's homeless without a place to get warm for an entire night?
That's a rhetorical question.