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Vintage Bernie footage shows now-presidential candidate praising breadlines, communist nations
Fox News ^ | 2/22/2019 | Adam Shaw

Posted on 02/22/2019 7:10:23 PM PST by Republican Wildcat

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has never shied away from his embrace of a hard-left agenda, but the democratic socialist is facing renewed scrutiny over a catalog of comments he made in the 1980s praising the Soviet Union, offering advice to Nicaragua's socialist government -- and even saying breadlines in communist countries are a "good thing."

“It’s funny sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing,” he said in one vintage video unearthed by conservative activists. “In other countries, people don’t line up for food, rich people get the food and poor people starve to death.”

... The clip is one of a number where Sanders is seen extolling the supposed benefits of Marxist and socialist governments, while casting aspersions on the U.S. government. After a trip to the Soviet Union in 1988, he held a press conference, along with his wife Jane, and said he was “extremely impressed” by the USSR’s public transportation system.

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He also said he was fond of the USSR’s “palaces of culture,” which he told an audience were much better than anything the U.S. had mustered: “I was also impressed by the youth programs that they have, their palaces of culture for the young people, a whole variety of programs for young people, and cultural programs which go far beyond what we do in this country.”

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Jane Sanders was equally enamored with their tour, as well as "the enthusiasm and the optimism" of the people they met there, and praised the concept that work and free time were merged.

“Instead of compartmentalizing their lives into a job and hobbies, it’s all interrelated and all under the banner of community involvement,” she gushed.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Extended News; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: New York; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: berniesanders; communism; communist; cuba; marxism; newyork; nicaragua; ocasiocortez; russia; sanders; socialism; venezuela; vermont
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1 posted on 02/22/2019 7:10:23 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

What a psycho. He has zero chance. But his ideas are being embraced by Kamala, Booker, Ocasio-Cortez, Beto, and others, who in the wrong nightmare, could actually win.


2 posted on 02/22/2019 7:14:22 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Of course, The Stupid Party won’t take advantage of Mad Bernie’s ravings.


3 posted on 02/22/2019 7:16:19 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

He never was anything but a bum.


4 posted on 02/22/2019 7:16:26 PM PST by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“...people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing,” ...”

Gee, Bernie...

I don’t see YOU standing in a bread line to buy bread for one of your three houses.

What a piece of sh*t this commie pr*ck is.


5 posted on 02/22/2019 7:20:46 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

the corrupt establishment media fears Bernie, they will not underestimate him this round and will try to destroy him early.


6 posted on 02/22/2019 7:21:21 PM PST by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

What’s his take on lines for toilet paper? Are the rich doing all of the really good pooping in America?


7 posted on 02/22/2019 7:21:55 PM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I was extremely impressed by the subway system in Wuhan, China, when I visited two years ago. It makes New York’s look like that of a third-world country. But that doesn’t mean I’d ever want to live in that Commie hell hole (China).


8 posted on 02/22/2019 7:24:07 PM PST by The people have spoken (Proud member of Hillary's basket of deplorables)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Didn’t Bernie and Jane go to the USSR for their honeymoon?


9 posted on 02/22/2019 7:26:31 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: beethovenfan

In 1971 Bernie was expelled from a Vermont hippie commune because of “shirking,” that is, he was a lazy slob who refused to do his share of the communal work.

Bwah hah hah, who gets kicked out of a doper hippie commune for being lazy?


10 posted on 02/22/2019 7:26:53 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves”)
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To: DesertRhino

Hey if it was still the USSR and not Russia Sanders and the Dems would be celebrating Trump, not condemning him.


11 posted on 02/22/2019 7:27:56 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: DesertRhino

Hey if it was still the USSR and not Russia Sanders and the Dems would be celebrating Trump, not condemning him.


12 posted on 02/22/2019 7:28:00 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Republican Wildcat

I dont even need to watch it. I heard this clown back in 2015 in L.A when I passed by CNN with my GF.

he’s a total loser who talks commie crap 24/7..


13 posted on 02/22/2019 7:30:55 PM PST by max americana (Fired libtards at our company for the past 12 yrs at every election. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

btt


14 posted on 02/22/2019 7:31:28 PM PST by KSCITYBOY (The media is corrupt)
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To: beethovenfan

“..He never was anything but a bum....”

Most don’t realize how exactly true that is. Never had a legitimate job in his entire life. A total bum on the take...who got some wealth by being on the take. Then deciding that being a raving commie would continue his prosperity and following.

A disgusting creep of a “human being”.


15 posted on 02/22/2019 7:33:26 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

“A disgusting creep of a “human being”.

Also took part in the white flight from NYC-—moved to Vermont that has a 2% black population.

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16 posted on 02/22/2019 7:46:16 PM PST by Mears
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To: EagleUSA

yeah, managed to get kicked out of a commune because Bernie always sat on his commie ass.


17 posted on 02/22/2019 7:50:20 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Republican Wildcat

I would hope Bernie doesn’t feel that way any more. Why would he? By now he has seen what happened and knows the corruption.


18 posted on 02/22/2019 7:53:47 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: beethovenfan

Before he became mayor of Burlington, VT, I recall seeing him in his dirty, torn jeans and unkempt hair sleeping on a park bench outside City Hall. Most aren’t aware, but for the entire time he was mayor, he wouldn’t allow the American flag to fly over City Hall.


19 posted on 02/22/2019 7:55:41 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: max americana

I don’t need to watch it either. Commies is as commies do.


20 posted on 02/22/2019 8:01:45 PM PST by HighSierra5
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