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Sanders Backed a communist party During the 1980s

Some Republicans want Bernie Sanders to be the nominee, thinking he will be easily beatable.

But what if he manages to win? We already know that weird things happen.

Bernie Sanders is a hard lefty. We don’t know to what extent the extremist views he holds today are hiding even more extremist views he doesn’t talk about.

That’s why this article in the Washington Examiner is such cause for concern:

Bernie Sanders campaigned for the Socialist Workers Party in the 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns and was investigated by the FBI for his ties to the Marxist group.

Sanders has always played down the extent of his involvement with the party, which included radicals who praised the Soviet Union and Cuban communists, and has denied ever being a member. Asked in 1988 about his role as an SWP elector in 1980, he said: “I was asked to put my name on the ballot and I did, that’s true.” In fact, his ties to the party are deep and enduring.

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and United States senator from Vermont, now 77, often scoffs at comparisons between his brand of self-described “democratic socialism” and communism. In recent years, he has said he is merely interested in having the United States look more like Sweden, a social democracy with a broad welfare state but a well-functioning private sector.

But his personal files from his time as mayor of Burlington, from 1981 to 1989, archived at the University of Vermont, show that he supported and campaigned for the communist SWP and maintained a close relationship with its senior members. While Democrats campaigned for President Jimmy Carter in 1980 and Walter Mondale in 1984, Sanders spent the Reagan era supporting fringe Marxists with no chance of reaching the White House.

In 1980, Sanders “proudly endorsed and supported” Andrew Pulley, the party’s presidential candidate, who once said that American soldiers should “take up their guns and shoot their officers.” Sanders was one of three electors for Pulley on the Vermont ballot, stating in a press release: “I fully support the SWP’s continued defense of the Cuban revolution.”

Four years later, he backed and campaigned for the SWP presidential nominee Mel Mason, a former Black Panther, saying it was important for there to be “fundamental alternatives to capitalist ideology.” During the campaign, Mason praised the Russian and Chinese revolutions and said: “The greatest example of a socialist government is Cuba, and Nicaragua is right behind, but it’s still developing.”

“I think Bernie was pretty in-the-camp with us and other socialist organizations,” Mason told the Washington Examiner in an interview.

Bernie Sanders: Israel Run by a “Right Wing . . . Racist Government”

So therefore, ergo, the Israelis who just elected him are a bunch of racists as well.

The Israelis are surrounded by people who do not merely want their own state, but who want to destroy Israel. That’s why they have, now five times, voted in a man, Benuamin Netanyahu, with a sober view of the situation.

Incredible to me as a Jew that the most dangerous thing for Israel would the election of first Jewish president, in the form of Bernie Sanders.

New Top Bernie Sanders Aide Applauded Venezuela’s Chavez

Many people don’t fully appreciate what’s going on here.

Bernie looks sort of benign, like a cranky Jewish grandpa from Brooklyn. But what he is, is a hard-core socialist. Ironic that the media believe democracy is imperiled by Donald Trump while they think an extremist from the left who honeymooned in the Soviet Union will respect democratic norms.

According to the Washington Examiner:

A left-wing journalist just added to the staff of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., once celebrated Hugo Chavez’s leadership in Venezuela, claiming that “his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains.” 

The Sanders campaign announced Tuesday morning that David Sirota would be joining as a communications adviser and speechwriter, further solidifying Sanders as the socialist alternative in a growing field of 2020 candidates. 

In 2013, Sirota wrote a lengthy defense for Slate on Chavez’s reign in Venezuela shortly after the dictator’s death, which he called an “economic miracle.” AD    Restoring free speech and academic freedom on campusWatch Full Screen to Skip Ads

“When, by contrast, a country goes socialist and its economy does what Venezuela’s did, it is not perceived to be a laughing matter — and it is not so easy to write off or to ignore. It suddenly looks like a threat to the corporate capitalism, especially when said country has valuable oil resources that global powerhouses like the United States rely on,” Sirota wrote.

Video || Bernie Sanders Declares America “Fundamentally Immoral and Wrong”

You know, the way the left actually thinks about America slips out every now and then, but it shouldn’t surprise people too much.

Appearing Wednesday on CBS This Morning, Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders said:

I think there is an understanding that there is something fundamentally immoral and wrong about a nation in which we have three people that own more wealth than the bottom half of the American people.

Notice he says that there is something “immoral and wrong” about the nation, not the situation he is describing. Because that’s how he feels.

This video was made by the Republican Party, and with good reason. The more the left lets its true feelings show, the better Republicans are going to do in 2018.

Glad to see at least one of the correspondents alluded to the fact that Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of them will have to find plant far more of the money-growing trees that they obviously believe in.

Video || Bernie Sanders Scares Children After Kavanaugh Pick

Look at this. Outside the Supreme Court the night President Trump made his Supreme Court choice, Bernie Sanders took two crazy pills before getting up to speak.

This is a very frightening looking man. Don’t let your kids watch this.

Try viewing it with the sound off. You won’t be able to go to sleep tonight without a nightlight.

Sanders to Propose Guaranteed Job, Wage, Healthcare, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know what they say, from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

I guess it is not too surprising that Sanders would propose such a moronic idea that has more relevance to the Soviet Union than the United States. What is confounding is that this idea is becoming mainstreamed, with two other potential 2020 Democratic candidates embracing it.

From the Washington Post:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will announce a plan for the federal government to guarantee a job paying $15 an hour and health-care benefits to every American worker “who wants or needs one,” embracing the kind of large-scale government works project that Democrats have shied away from in recent decades.

Sanders’s jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, caregiving, the environment, education and other goals. Under the job guarantee, every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to do so, according to an early draft of the proposal.

Sanders joins two other rumored 2020 Democratic presidential contenders who have expressed support for the idea of a jobs guarantee. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) backed the idea on Twitter earlier this month. As first reported by Vox, Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) last week also announced his intention to introduce a separate bill that would create a pilot program for a job guarantee in 15 rural and urban areas.

A representative from Sanders’s office said they had not yet done a cost estimate for the plan or decided how it would be funded, saying they were still crafting the proposal.

I’ll tell you what the cost is. The end of capitalism and the ruination of the American economy.

Liberals love to mock President Trump but go right ahead pretending Bernie Sanders isn’t a lunatic. The press routinely refers to “extreme right-wing” figures and never calls Sanders “extreme left wing.”

I tell you, liberals are right, craziness is being normalized. But it’s their own.

Democratic Primaries Begin: Castro Calls for “New Generation of Leadership”

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has demonstrated in the last couple of days that he has all the cliches needed to run for president, saying that he is “going to listen” to average “folks” to take “the temperature” out there on whether he should run, and that Democrats want “a new generation of leadership.

“I believe that in 2020, the American people are going to be looking for a new generation of leadership,” he said in discussing the potential candidacies of Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, who he obviously means represent the last generation of leadership – or even the one before it. Castro is 43, a few decades younger than Sanders and Biden.

Sanders and Biden are from the Pepsi Generation.

Actually, they’re a litte older than the Pepsi generation.

Despite all the coyness, Castro tipped his hand, perhaps more than he intended, saying he has “every interest” in running in 2020.

How Hillary Rigged the Democratic Primaries Against Bernie

The avarice and the immorality of the Clintons truly know no bounds. In order to gain power, they even ate their own. Hillary Clinton betrayed millions of Democratic voters by ensuring that the ostensibly neutral Democratic National Committee favored her during the Democratic primaries. It favored her because it was secretly controlled by her. The reason… Continue Reading

Geriatric Squad Off to Big Lead in Early 2020 Democrat Poll

Bernie Sanders leads the pack of potential Democratic 2020 candidates with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Joe Biden with 17 percent and Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent, according to a new poll by Zogby. Between the three of them, they have 57 percent of the vote. Their average age on Inauguration Day 2021… Continue Reading