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Sanders Scare-Quotes ‘Enemy’ in Describing Soviet Union During Foreign Policy Speech
Free Beacon ^ | September 21th 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman

Posted on 09/21/2017 4:03:51 PM PDT by Ennis85

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dao2ocR_cAc

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) seemed to think Thursday that describing the Soviet Union as an "enemy" deserved scare quotes in a speech on foreign policy.

Sanders delivered a speech on his vision of "progressive foreign policy" at Westminster College.

"I was Mayor, as some of you may know, of the city of Burlington, Vermont, in the 1980s, and that was a time when the Soviet Union was our ‘enemy'," Sanders said, emphatically flexing his fingers to suggest his disagreement with the labeling.

Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington running against the incumbent Democrat; while in office, he self-styled as a "socialist mayor."

"We established a sister city program with the Russian city of Yaroslavl, a program which still exists today," Sanders said. "I will never forget seeing Russian boys and girls visiting Vermont, getting to know American kids, and becoming good friends."

Sanders, who describes himself as a "democratic socialist" and made a strong challenge to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, has a history of friendliness towards the communist USSR. He took his honeymoon there in 1988.

The U.S. and the Soviet Union were Cold War foes for nearly 50 years following World War II.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bernie; sanders; soviet; union

1 posted on 09/21/2017 4:03:51 PM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

Bernie Sanders has always been and will always be deluded.


2 posted on 09/21/2017 4:05:46 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Ennis85
Not surprising. The Soviet Union wasn't Bernie's enemy.
3 posted on 09/21/2017 4:08:25 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Ennis85

Bernie Sanders’ calling the Soviet Union the “enemy” will last as long as doing so suits Bernie’s and the Left’s purposes.

Actually, the Soviet Union, Bernie and the Left are all on the same page, all peas in the same pod. All are about tyranny government oppression, and totalitarianism.


4 posted on 09/21/2017 4:10:55 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Ennis85

Gee, and I wonder if he ever bumped into Solzhenitsyn since he lived in Vermont for a number of years? I wonder if it would have been an education for Bernie if he did, lol.


5 posted on 09/21/2017 4:13:31 PM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: Ennis85

Whatta laff

Sanders is only mad that the Soviet Union collapsed

The only Communists left in Russia are the old Nomenklatura who wish they still had their power and privileges

All the kids there wish they’d just croak, and they want to buy BMWs and Ferraris


6 posted on 09/21/2017 4:14:26 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Ennis85

Bernie’s father was a regular reader of the Daily Woiker, you can bet on it. I grew up in his Brooklyn neighborhood in the 50’s, it was politically slanted in favor of Stalin’s worker’s paradise.


7 posted on 09/21/2017 4:20:42 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Damn, the tag line disappeared again? Coursors!)
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To: Ennis85

He is a fool indeed. Sanders and a great deal of American Socialists are the Trotskyites who would end up hunted down and assassinated by the likes of a Stalinist.


8 posted on 09/21/2017 4:29:47 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Ennis85

“Senator” Sanders


9 posted on 09/21/2017 4:54:25 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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