Want more evidence that socialism doesn’t work?

Look no further than Bernie Sanders’s fledging Presidential campaign apparatus.   Though the candidate has often criticized Amazon as all that is wrong with America, his campaign spent a staggering $233,000 with the mega-retailer:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) loves using online mega-retailers as a punching bag, emblematic of everything that is “wrong” with “corporate greed” and “capitalism,” but his campaign used Amazon as a preferred vendor, the Washington Post reports, causing fractures between members of his team.

The free market, it turns out, makes things super convenient for cash-strapped campaigns, even if they’re in service of a self-described “Democratic socialist.”

“Impassioned dissent erupted within the Sanders campaign earlier this year over its purchases of large amounts of supplies through Amazon, according to five people with knowledge of the situation. Carli Stevenson, then a senior Sanders campaign aide in New Hampshire, raised concerns directly with national campaign officials and suggested using a different company, three of the people said,” The Post reported Tuesday.

Why would he spend so much money with the company he hates?  Because they deliver products at a good price directly to your door.  Convenience.  Cost.  You know, those ingredients that go into the witch’s brew of capitalism.

The huge amount of money the Sanders campaign spent at Amazon is just a fraction of the amount of money spent overall, but it is more than all of the other campaigns.  It’s especially ironic considering all of the hatred the candidate spews toward the company.

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that millionaire Bernie Sanders doesn’t live by his socialist principles.

Hat Tip: Daily Wire

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.