Breadline Bernie Makes It Harder for the Left to Hide Its Love Affair with Communism

On a recent episode of 60 Minutes, as Anderson Cooper narrates, a video is shown of Bernie Sanders suggesting, in the 1980s, that the Cuban people didn't help to overthrow Fidel Castro because the Castro regime had "educated their kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society."  While it might have been politically prudent to walk that contention back, Bernie doubled down.  "We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba," Sanders said, "but you know, it's unfair to simply say that everything is bad.  When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did?  He had a massive literacy program.  Is that a bad thing?" That's not a bad thing in Bernie Sanders's estimation.  He thinks of "massive literacy programs" much the same as he once described government breadlines: "that's a good thing." In Tuesday night's debate in...(Read Full Article)
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