How would Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign be able to successfully handle four specific politically (and morally) problematic aspects of Bernie Sanders’ biography that would certainly be exploited and advertised to the tune of tens-of-millions of dollars in televised attack ads by the Republican Party during the course of a general election?

Senator Sanders’ four potentially disqualifying issues in his personal background that he has not adequately addressed with the American people or media to date are as follows.

1. Bernie Sanders is on the record, but even more importantly ON VIDEOTAPE (from August 8, 1985 and June 13, 1988) uncritically publicly praising the so-called virtues of communist dictatorships in Cuba under Fidel Castro, in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega, and in the Soviet Union under totalitarian tyranny.

2. Bernie Sanders and his second and current wife Jane enthusiastically and unapologetically chose to spend their 1988 marital honeymoon in the Soviet Union. Why would Bernie Sanders, of all places on this planet, actually voluntarily pick the Soviet Union as the destination for their honeymoon? (Were all of the available hotel rooms in Cuba, Nicaragua, and North Korea already booked in 1988)? You know damn well why Bernie Sanders chose the Soviet Union. Please! Do I have to spell it out for you? Because Republicans most certainly will during a general election if, God forbid, Soviet Senator Sanders becomes the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.

3. Out of all the numerous communal kibbutzim in Israel that Bernie Sanders could have joined in 1963, why would Sanders have voluntarily chosen to join Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim whose founder Aharon Cohen was convicted of spying for the Soviet Union?

From the February 6, 2016 edition of the New York Times, “The kibbutz was founded in Romania in 1929 and established in pre-state Israel in 1935. It saw the Soviet Union as a model, and often flew the red flag at outdoor events.”

It’s no wonder that Bernie Sanders dishonestly claimed during the 2016 presidential primary campaign to have supposedly completely forgotten which Israeli kibbutz he lived and worked on for several months, only later admitting to joining the Stalinist kibbutz after the Israeli newspaper Haaretz unearthed a 1990 interview with Sanders wherein Bernie specifically names his Stalinist kibbutz.

Furthermore, according to the February 9, 2016 edition of The Times of Israel, “The kibbutz belonged to the Israeli political party Mapam, which in the 1950s had been a communist, Soviet-affiliated faction. Kibbutz members had admired Joseph Stalin until his death, and they would celebrate May Day with red flags.”

4. And then there’s Bernie Sanders’ bizarre, incredibly disturbing, misogynistic “rape fantasy” article that Sanders wrote which was published in 1972 when Sanders was a 30-year-old far-Left Marxist socialist gubernatorial candidate in Vermont. Speaking of 1972, hopefully non-Democrat Bernie Sanders will never be given the opportunity by Democratic primary voters to become the next George McGovern!

Now, I must admit, if I were a sycophantic supporter of the pro-Soviet Senator Sanders, I would also probably desperately attempt to actively ignore these impassable issues as well. Unfortunately for the Bernie Bros., the general electorate is not at all likely to simply ignore Bernie’s past.

If Bernie Sanders could just be honest for once with the American people about his personal political background and finally just admit and apologize for having spent the first half of his life as an anti-American, pro-Soviet quasi-communist, then perhaps Sanders’ presidential campaign could get past this immovable morass.

But don’t hold your breath, because Bernie has been lying to the public about his political past for decades now and at the advanced age of 78, Bernie Sanders is not at all likely to admit to his cultish, financially generous followers that Sanders disqualified himself from the presidency long ago.

If Senator Sanders were to ever finally disclose the truth about his prior political activities publicly, that’s the day those much-heralded tens-of-millions of dollars in donations will stop, which is why holding your breath here may become hazardous to your health! You see, these days, your favorite so-called democratic socialist Senator Sanders prefers flying on his personal private jet plane to sitting with us commoners in coach. Joe Biden still rides Amtrak, from what I’ve heard. And I thought Biden was supposed to be the elitist, Bernie?

This might explain why Bernie Sanders vehemently refused to publicly disclose any of his tax returns until April of 2019, when Bernie finally had to admit that he has been a member of the top 1 percent of Americans economically all along, while publicly, dishonestly pretending to be otherwise.

And finally, for those of you who still inexplicably believe that Senator Sanders’ presidential candidacy has a snowball’s chance in Hell of surviving general election level media scrutiny and the GOP slime machine, then I have but two words for you foolish folks: JEREMY CORBYN.

Sincerely,

Jake Pickering

Arcata, CA, USA

(2) comments

Skeptic

On top of that, the irony of trying to use an affinity with the Soviet Union as a disqualifier is beyond any parody. This is the mark of Trump's followers

Skeptic

I will make an effort to understand the argument by looking at it logically. These are the premises:

1. The Soviet Union was a communist country in the ’80s

2. Communism is a failed system of government

3. Bernie is on record praising some communist dictators in the ’80s.

4. Bernie and his wife chose to spend their honeymoon in Russia during the ’80s.

5. Bernie joined a commune in the ‘60s, and the founder turned out to be a Russian spy.

6. Bernie wrote a controversial article about gender roles 48 years ago, where he mentions sexual fantasies.

Conclusion: Therefore Bernie Sanders is today a sexually perverted (or misogynistic) communist with ties to Russian spies

I don’t know the author of this article, so it is tough to tell if he is trying to mislead the public intentionally instead of discussing the flaws in Bernie’s policies (which are plenty and legit) or if this person really thinks his argument makes sense. And I am not sure which case is worst. In case you are curious about the controversial article, here is a link to a discussion about it:

https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/05/29/410606045/the-bernie-sanders-rape-fantasy-essay-explained

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