Election

BERNIE’S BAD MEMORY: Sanders Says He’s ‘Spent His Whole Life’ Fighting Against the Soviet Union

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.10.19

Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows across the country over the weekend; saying he’s “spent his whole life” fighting against authoritarian regimes like the Soviet Union and Venezuela.

“I have spent my whole life fighting for democracy, fighting against authoritarianism, whether the Soviet Union, Venezuela or anyplace else,” claimed Sanders during a recent interview.

The self-described Democratic Socialist has been caught on tape publicly praising the Soviet Union and Cuba following his “honeymoon” to the communist nation in the late 1980s.

Undated Footage of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared online weeks ago; showing the potential 2020 presidential nominee praising the Soviet Union for its public transportation, youth programs, and more.

“When we were in Moscow, we were extremely impressed by their public transportation system. The stations themselves were absolutely beautiful… It was a very, very effective system,” said Bernie.

“Also, I was impressed by the youth programs that they have. Their Palaces of Culture for the young people, a whole variety of programs for the young people, and cultural programs that go far beyond what we do in this country,” he added.

Sanders changed his tune in recent weeks after announcing his run for the White House.

“Obviously, Soviet Union was an authoritarian society with no democratic rights, and I think if you know history, you know the democratic socialists fought and stood up against that,” the 2020 Democratic hopeful said.

“You can look at what existed in the Soviet Union or Venezuela, that is not what I’m talking about at all,” he added.

“If what you say in life is, ‘all I want to do is as much money as I possibly can and screw everything else, I don’t give a damn,’ then no, I don’t think democratic socialism is your cup of tea,” he said.

“But if you have a decent heart and say ‘look, I’m doing really well, but I also want to be a contributor to the wellbeing of society, so I’m going to pay my fair share of taxes.’”

A new poll released last month shows a whopping 43% of Americans think “socialism” would be a “good thing” for America.

“Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion,” reports Gallup.

The surprising survey comes as countless Democratic presidential candidates -such as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and others- press for massive federal spending programs like Medicare for All.

BUSTED! Bernie Praises SOVIET UNION for Public Transportation, ‘Youth Programs,’ Culture, MORE

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.25.19

Undated Footage of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared online Monday morning; showing the potential 2020 presidential nominee praising the Soviet Union for its public transportation, youth programs, and more.

“When we were in Moscow, we were extremely impressed by their public transportation system. The stations themselves were absolutely beautiful… It was a very, very effective system,” said Bernie.

“Also, I was impressed by the youth programs that they have. Their Palaces of Culture for the young people, a whole variety of programs for the young people, and cultural programs that go far beyond what we do in this country,” he added.

Watch Sanders praise the USSR above.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Soviet Honeymoon Tapes’ Released for the First Time

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.17.19

Hours of never-before-seen footage detailing Bernie Sanders’ “honeymoon” to the Soviet Union in 1988 were released to Politico reporters this week; highlighting the Democratic Socialist’s tour of the communist country at the height of the Cold War.

“The hours of footage include a scene of Sanders sitting with his delegation at a table under a portrait of Vladimir Lenin. Sanders can also be heard extolling the virtues of Soviet life and culture, even as he also acknowledges some of its shortcomings. There are flashes of humor, too, such as his host warning the American guests not to cross the KGB, or else,” writes Politico.

“Over the course of 10 days, Sanders, who was then the mayor of Burlington, and his dozen-member delegation traveled to three cities: Moscow, Yaroslavl and Leningrad, which is now known as St. Petersburg. Their goal was to establish a ‘sister city’ relationship with Yaroslavl, a community along the Volga River home to about 500,000 people,” adds the article.

The footage shows Sanders dining with Soviet officials, taking part in regional celebrations, and enjoying lavish parties.

“I have met many fine mayors in the United States,” Sanders says at one point, “but I want to say that one of the nicest mayors I’ve ever met is the mayor of Yaroslavl.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw slammed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Tuesday for “buying off” young voters with “impossible” federal spending levels; saying his generation “knows better” than to believe false socialist promises.

“Maybe because my generation realizes Sanders’ policies are a false promise backed by impossible federal spending levels… Can’t buy off young people with ‘free’ everything. We know better,” posted Crenshaw on social media.

Crenshaw’s comments were referencing new polling that shows Sanders’ support among millennial voters plunging in recent weeks.

The self-described Democratic socialist has proposed a series of new programs on the campaign trail including debt forgiveness, Medicare for All, tuition-free college, universal child care, a federal jobs program, the ‘Green New Deal’, and more.

Leading economists place the price-tag for Sanders’ policies at more than $20,000 per US taxpayer.

Read the full report at Politico.

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