Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist from BenandJerrystan, tells us President Trump is not a good role model for children.
Whether Trump ever aspired to be a role model for children is open to question, but at any rate Sanders is quite certain that Trump threatens the moral hygiene of American youngsters.
Sanders isn’t the only person who says it, but he is something of an odd sort to unbosom such a commentary, given his preposterous claims and pink-hued past.
Appearing at a Democratic rally in South Carolina on Saturday, The Hill reported, Sanders said Trump is terrible, just terrible:
I've got four kids, 7 grandchildren, we try to raise our kids to be honest and treat other people with respect and compassion and what kind of terrible example — regardless of your political views, whether you are conservative or progressive, you want your kids to be honest and decent,” the apologist for communist tyrants said. “What kind of terrible example is this person in the White House giving to our children?
The elderly collectivist said Trump is an “embarrassment” and a “pathological liar,” The Hill reported, totally unlike, say, the communist dictators whom Sanders worshipped much of his adult life.
“We've never had a president who lies all the time and it's quite possible he doesn't even know the difference between a truth and a lie,” Sanders said, obviously unaware of the inclination to lie of such Democrat avatars of honesty as LBJ, JFK, and FDR.
Sanders isn’t the only politician who doesn’t think Trump is a role model. Two-time presidential loser Mitt Romney agrees.
Sanders’s Embarrassing Lies
Yet Sanders himself isn’t exactly one for telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
He has convinced a significant slice of the population that government can afford to provide “Medicare for All,” a lie he just happened to tell at the rally at which he called Trump a “pathological liar.”
He has also peddled the false idea that government can provide “free tuition” for college, meaning that somehow, no one must pay for it.
Of course, another lie with respect to those daft policy ideas is not divulging who will provide these “free” services: the taxpayers.
But beyond those lies are the longstanding lies he told during his long career as a full-throated apologist for communist tyrants.
As Paul Sperry makes clear in the New York Post in 2016 when it appeared Sanders might actually topple Hillary Clinton, Sanders is not just a socialist. He’s not just a “progressive.” He’s a communist. A pinko. A Red.
From his days as a radical at the University of Chicago, Sanders has been an apologist for communism, not least the subversive Red, Eugene Debs, a thoroughgoing Leninist.
But that’s not all: “In the early ’70s,” Sperry reported, “Sanders helped found the Liberty Union Party, which called for the nationalization of all US banks and the public takeover of all private utility companies.”
When he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he “restricted property rights for landlords, set price controls and raised property taxes to pay for communal land trusts. Local small businesses distributed fliers complaining their new mayor 'does not believe in free enterprise.'"
Hoisting the Soviet Flag
And “Sanders took several ‘goodwill’ trips not only to the USSR, but also to Cuba and Nicaragua, where the Soviets were trying to expand their influence in our hemisphere.”
He thought the communist Sandinistas staged a “heroic revolution,” and "denounced the Reagan administration’s backing of the Contra rebels in a letter to the Sandinistas.”
Whether Sanders thinks committing treason makes for a good role model we are not given to know. But we do know, Sperry reported, he thought that Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s Red tyrant, was “an impressive guy,” and falsely said “the Sandinista government has more support among the Nicaraguan people — substantially more support — than Ronald Reagan has among the American people.”
But even that fantastic lie wasn’t enough. “Sanders also adopted a Soviet sister city outside Moscow and honeymooned with his second wife in the USSR. He put up a Soviet flag in his office.”
One shudders to think how quickly the career of a GOP politician with Nazi flag in his office would end.
Not a "Progressive"
But perhaps the biggest lie of all is his claim to be a “progressive.”
He isn’t. He’s a man living the past, pining for the glory days of the Red Empire. He’s a communist.
But Trump isn’t a good role model for children.
Photo of Bernie Sanders: senate.gov