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Bernie Still Giving Way Too Much Credit
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Posted By: zoidberg, 2/28/2020 9:37:32 AM

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, is praised by his admirers for being consistent. He’s been saying the same things for 40 years, they explain — as if this is an obvious compliment. I think that’s kind of weird. But I also like it because it gives me an excuse to make points I’ve been making for 20 years. Specifically: that authoritarianism doesn’t make people rich. Sanders refuses to apologize for his praise for some of the great accomplishments of authoritarian regimes, such as Fidel Castro’s Cuba. At a recent CNN town hall, he volunteered that there are things about China he likes, too.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 2/28/2020 9:44:39 AM (No. 331936)
It sure as hell makes whoever is in charge VERY rich. Look at Hugo Chavez. That has been Bernie's life long plan.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PCMM 2/28/2020 10:08:00 AM (No. 331949)
“I think that’s kind of weird. But I also like it because it gives me an excuse ...” Analysis from the mindset of a 13 y.o. girl. Without nepotism, some soft-handed, fat-bottomed narcissists would be managing a Wendy’s that has greasy floors, no napkins and an empty ketchup pump.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vaquero45 2/28/2020 10:55:06 AM (No. 331984)
Jonah: it won’t work. Criticizing Bernie at this juncture won’t erase your Never Trump hissy fits of the ladt four years. Go talk your trash on the cruises - we’re not letting you back in the club, no matter who your mom is.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kennedylaw 2/28/2020 10:59:57 AM (No. 331990)
"... authoritarianism doesn’t make people rich . .." I disagree. It makes those at the top of the government ruling class very rich.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/28/2020 11:38:53 AM (No. 332031)
The problem isn't that Bernie is giving too much credit. The problem is, the DNC and the media are so leftist and biased now they aren't calling him on this. And they are still lying about what it really means to be living under a socialist/marxist/commie government. If they think that the economy is so horrible now, filled with people working, just wait until they can't afford their cell phones and computers. Will they scream then? Of course it will be too late to change anything. And some of them might very well find themselves in a prison somewhere, disappeared from society.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: StrikingViking 2/28/2020 12:01:32 PM (No. 332052)
Jonah went down hard with Trump Derangement Syndrome. I really don't think he'll ever recover. Too bad. I miss his now-departed ability to see the world clearly.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Golden Goose 2/28/2020 1:37:17 PM (No. 332120)
If you can rid yourself of this one flaw, Comrade Bernie, Jonah is prepared to vote for you.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob 2/28/2020 2:23:33 PM (No. 332153)
authoritarianism doesn’t make people rich ?!? Of course it DOES. A parasite can't eke out a living until the age of 40 then he discovers that being a 'public servant' is a great way to end up with millions and 3 houses. Pretending to be an independent might sway the lame brains of liberals and trust fund babies of VT, but it is a scam only the political class can work. Just like running for President as the people's King and raking in millions from idiots who contribute to your campaign, but diverting a dozen or so of those millions to your 'media buyer' wife.
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