The Deep Roots of Sanders’ Socialism

The Bible says a leopard can’t change his spots. Bernie is trying to get people to forget his honeymoon in the Soviet Union or his praise for Nicaragua’s and Cuba’s socialist regimes.

He is changing his tune, but can he really change what he really believes?

Bernie said in Iowa that Soviet-style socialism “is not my thing.”

The problem is that not too long ago—1988 to be exact—when he spent his honeymoon the Soviet Union, it was his thing. Even his wife Jane was impressed by what she saw in Russia.

Too bad that the Soviet communism they both admired was about to crumble in three short years.

“I want to believe Sanders is not that kind of socialist. My problem is that I have never met any other kind…”

Then there Bernie’s infatuation with Cuba and Nicaragua. In 1985 he visited Nicaragua.


When he saw people waiting in line to get food, he said that it meant there is food. No Bernie, when you have to stand in line to get food, as in Cuba, it’s because there is not enough food to go around for everyone.

Socialists always find a way to twist logic and defend the indefensible.

They seem to love socialism more than truth.

Oh, he loves Cuba’s healthcare system. But wait, Venezuela’s healthcare system is mirrored after the Cuban. Even with vast oil reserves, the healthcare system in Venezuela is a total disaster. Enough said.

Not one word condemning those communist regimes then. Now is easy to criticize. You want to be president. Now it is easy to say “I mean Denmark and Sweden” and not Cuba or the Soviet Union.

My experience with socialists is that they always say the right things and hide their real views before coming to power.

When in power, they then reveal their true convictions. But that’s the problem:

This time power means the presidency of the United States.

I want to believe Sanders is not that kind of socialist. My problem is that I have never met any other kind.

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