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Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders
Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muņoz

Posted on 08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT by Libloather

During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box.

Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries.

“Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”

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Mr. Sanders pushed back on Mr. Colbert’s argument, saying that capitalism is out of control in America and the people are “sick and tired” of it. “The ideas that we have been talking about, almost without exception Stephen, are now ideas that are mainstream ideas that are supported by the vast majority of American people,” the Vermont independent said.

THREE MANSIONS FOR EVERYONE! The Bern is an independent socialist. How does that work, exactly?

1 posted on 08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Seriously.

Give me one of your mansions, there, Bernie. Then I’ll believe your BS.


2 posted on 08/15/2018 6:15:27 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: Libloather

Yeah. Just ask Nicolas Maduro.


3 posted on 08/15/2018 6:16:23 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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4 posted on 08/15/2018 6:16:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Libloather
And they double down ... AGAIN.
5 posted on 08/15/2018 6:18:32 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Coming in from the cold .... been a LONG while.)
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To: Libloather

[Mr. Sanders pushed back on Mr. Colbert’s argument, saying that capitalism is out of control in America and the people are “sick and tired” of it.]

The man is a lunatic. The amazing part is he said it with a straight face.


6 posted on 08/15/2018 6:20:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: Libloather

Someone needs to ask the Bern ‘WHERE HAS SOCIALISM WORKED’?


7 posted on 08/15/2018 6:20:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a!)
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To: Libloather

Communism kills and these fascist fktards have millions to shield themselves from the rules they want to inflict on everyone else.

There’s a reason people come from around the world to receive American medical attention and it isn’t Obamacare or single payer.


8 posted on 08/15/2018 6:21:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: originalbuckeye

Socialism worked very well in Germany until they ran out of Jews to steal from and kill.


9 posted on 08/15/2018 6:23:16 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Libloather

If capitalism is out of the mainstream then why is young America trying so many startup businesses (food trucks, ride programs, apps, media marketing, etc)?

Why does everyone brag about having a side hustle?


10 posted on 08/15/2018 6:23:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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We’re already there. Relatively few care or understand what statism is. The rest of us live in a type of denial.. me too. We are there and the horrors will intensify. God bless our president who stands giving us respite, time to get our affairs in order. We have the guns but they have the culture and it’s been a culture war all along.

I hate it.

11 posted on 08/15/2018 6:36:37 PM PDT by coaster123
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To: Libloather

When I was a kid and heard about the Second Amendment as a way to protect freedom I always thought yeah cool. I understood it, but I thought in the America we lived in it was an artifact and would never really be needed. Now I look at my rifle and wonder what the future may hold. So many people like Bernie espousing a murderous philosophy and I’m the guest of honor at their party


12 posted on 08/15/2018 6:41:15 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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“..ommunism kills and these fascist fktards have millions to shield themselves...”

This is America, and there are still Americans here. There isn’t going to be a big enough “shield” for them to hide behind if they try to pull that sh*t here.

They will be opposed.


13 posted on 08/15/2018 6:45:57 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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I agree with Bernie. Socialism is not "tainted"

taint
tānt/
noun
noun: taint; plural noun: taints
1.
a trace of a bad or undesirable quality or substance.
"the taint of corruption that adhered to the regime"
synonyms: trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge; stain, blot, blemish, stigma, black mark, discredit, dishonor, disgrace, shame
"the taint of corruption"

verb
verb: taint; 3rd person present: taints; past tense: tainted; past participle: tainted; gerund or present participle: tainting
1.
contaminate or pollute (something).
"the air was tainted by fumes from the cars"
synonyms: contaminate, pollute, adulterate, infect, blight, spoil, soil, ruin, destroy; literary befoul
"the wilderness is tainted by pollution"

It is not "tainted". It is deadly poison from its beginning to its end. No trace, suggestion or hint of poison - it is a big bucket of Botulinum toxin.
14 posted on 08/15/2018 6:53:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I can't tell if we live in an Erostocracy (rule by sex) or an Eristocracy (rule by strife and chaos))
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To: Libloather

Liberals know that a certain percentage of the population wants to believe a lie. So they provide them, on a regular basis.


15 posted on 08/15/2018 6:54:02 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: Libloather

Notice how that sleaze Colbert just wants Bernie and the rest of them to disguise who they really are to make his socialist ideas less threatening. The end justifies the means.


16 posted on 08/15/2018 7:05:04 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (".... and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed." Acts 13:48)
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To: Libloather

Karl Marx HATED the middle class.
He wanted them DEAD.
He wanted their blood FLOWING in the streets.

The WHOLE POINT of ‘The Communist Manifesto’ is to get rid of the middle class.

You can NOT use Marx’s ideas, ***ANY*** of Marx’s ideas to help the middle class.

It’s not possible.

But you middle class Marxists just LOVE Bernie and his Socialism. :)

BTW - renaming something, doesn’t change what it is.


17 posted on 08/15/2018 7:07:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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18 posted on 08/15/2018 7:10:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Libloather

This topic was covered in Hannity last night. He had some young reporter there using Norway as her model and they agreed that capitalism was propping up socialist benefits. So essentially socialism was successful in Norway not because of it’s positive aspects but in spite of them.


19 posted on 08/15/2018 7:19:44 PM PDT by vigilence (Vigilence)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I would love to see Bernie confronted with that!


20 posted on 08/15/2018 7:19:53 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a!)
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