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Every proud American is investigated by the FBI for potential ties to Marxist groups at least once in their lifetime, right? Sheesh.
If the mainstream media did their job accurately, this would be the top story of the day. Instead, it’s not even close.
From Washington Examiner:
Bernie Sanders campaigned for the Socialist Workers Party in the 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns and was investigated by the FBI for his ties to the Marxist group.
Sanders has always played down the extent of his involvement with the party, which included radicals who praised the Soviet Union and Cuban communists, and has denied ever being a member. Asked in 1988 about his role as an SWP elector in 1980, he said: “I was asked to put my name on the ballot and I did, that’s true.” In fact, his ties to the party are deep and enduring.
Fox News has more:
Unearthed video footage showed 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders recalling his excitement surrounding the Cuban revolution in the 1950s.
Sanders said, “I remember, for some reason or another, being very excited when [former Cuban dictator] Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba.”
He noted, “I was a kid … and it just seemed right and appropriate that poor people were rising up against rather ugly rich people.”
Video: @BernieSanders, University of Vermont, 1986, recalls his excitement watching Castro’s revolution “rising up against the ugly rich people.” & his sick feeling watching JFK speak out against communism in Cuba.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 21, 2019
Bernie’s socialist policies would cause irreversible damage on America – and that’s the point. That is what progressives want to see happen.
Recently on CNN, Bernie said he’d be cool with the Boston bomber voting from prison.
But not just him. All prisoners.
From Daily Wire:
Socialist Bernie Sanders said during a CNN Democratic town hall event that he would let the Boston Marathon bomber, sex predators, and murderers vote in U.S. elections while in prison.
An audience member asked, “Would [you] support enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murderer? Do you think those convicted of sexual assault should have the opportunity to vote for politicians who could have a direct impact on women’s rights?”
Sanders noted, “If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they’re going to be punished. They may be in jail 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole life. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away … you’re running down a slippery slope … I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”
Bernie topped it off with this final line, “I believe every single person does have the right to vote.”
Just completely crazy, right?
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