To call out socialist Bernie Sanders for his unbounded love of Cuba’s murderous dictator Fidel Castro in response to his criticism of Trump is not a case of whataboutism. This is simply telling the Vermont senator to deal with the plank in his own eye before he starts pointing out specks in the eyes of others.
Regardless of what you may think of President Trump’s approach to foreign dictators, if you have embraced, supported, and in effect enabled other dictators to oppress, enslave, and murder innocent people, you are in no position to complain.
Castro Fanboy Bernie Sanders: Trump Admires Authoritarian Leaders
Bernie Sanders, like the rest of the left, has all the intellectual consistency of a rotting sack of garbage sinking into a swamp.
Here’s his latest Twitter effort get lefty attention with some bland virtue signaling.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed President Trump Saturday for having “never met a leader of an authoritarian nation … that he hasn’t liked.”
“Well, at least Trump is consistent. Abroad, he has never met a leader of an authoritarian nation (Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Philippines) that he hasn’t liked,” Sanders tweeted.
Funny that Bernie should mention Russia. He might have encountered Putin in his old job as a KGB agent back when Bernie was honeymooning in the USSR.
But Bernie was slammed for his praise of Cuban butcher Fidel Castro by that notorious right winger, Hillary Clinton.
“Everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world,” Sanders says in the archival video. “All the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society.”
Has Bernie ever met a leftist authoritarian leader he hasn’t liked? And did Bernie disavow those views? Nope.
Asked whether he regretted praising Castro, Sanders, a self-termed democratic socialist, avoided the question and reiterated that the key question was whether or not the United States should be pushing for regime change in foreign countries.
Bernie’s Socialism is as democratic as Stalin’s. Here’s Bernie singing Fidel’s praises again late last year.
I think what we can say—and I’ve been to Cuba two or three times. I think Jane and I went in 1989 for the first time, and I’ve been back a couple of times, and Jane had some educational work in Cuba. A lot of positive things that can be said. Their healthcare system, for a Third World country, is quite good. It’s universal: All people have healthcare without any expense.
It’s a safe bet that Bernie has never seen an actual Cuban hospital. But he’s happy to carry water for the regime anyway.
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