Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in last night’s “60 Minutes” interview doubled down on past comments he made in the 1980s supporting Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and his Socialist / Communist regime
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba,” Sanders told host Anderson Cooper before pivoting to defending Castro. “But it’s unfair to say that everything is bad.”
While it is true that Castro implemented a reading program on the island after seizing power in a bloody revolution in 1959, Cuba’s literacy rate was already high for a Latin American nation at the time and its educational gains have been comparable to those of its peers in the years since.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 24, 2020
Of course, ask Bernie and the Democrats to ‘name something that Donald Trump has done well as President of the United States’? And you’ll hear nothing but crickets.
As attorney Hans Bader noted in an August 2016 article, nearly eight out of 10 Cubans already knew how to read by 1950. This figure was similar to that of Costa Rica, which also achieved 100 percent literacy over the following decades.
The big difference between Costa Rica and other countries, they achieved this without the kind of authoritarian dictatorship that Cubans have endured under the Castro regime for over 61 years.
Dr. Andy Gomez, a retired University of Miami professor who led the school’s Cuban Studies department for decades, said the democratic socialist presidential candidate is misinforming voters about the true motives behind Castro’s literacy campaign.
“Contrary to what Senator Bernie Sanders said, the literacy campaign used by the Castro regime was part of their strategic plan to indoctrinate the Cuban people by using education at all levels in support of a Marxist ideology,”
Claims of the superior Castro’s health care, education, and social achievements have been a common talking point among lying Democrats such as Bernie, and Hollywood filmmaker Michael Moore.
Bernie Sanders’ Liberal Logic Idiocy
CNN’s State of the Union anchor Jake Tapper asked Bernie Sanders to respond to the unearthing of one of Bernie’s more radical proposals from the 1970s.
“You proposed a maximum wage cap on the highest earners.”
“Early in your political career, way back in 1974, you said that it should be illegal to earn more money than someone could spend in his or her lifetime,”
Sanders huffed and puffed dismissing Tapper’s question as irrelevant to his current political views responding that discussing ideas he had 50-years-ago was not “productive.”
In all fairness, if Jake Tapper had brought up something a person said in 1974, I would agree with Bernie Sanders 100%.
In the real world, a person’s views change over their lifetime as they gather more life experience, but…
Ironically Bernie Sanders seems to be one of those rare few whose views haven’t changed, which made Tapper’s question at least somewhat legitimate.
This 60 minutes interview proved what we concluded in our ‘Bernie Sanders Refuses To Reject His Radical 1970s ‘Maximum Wage Cap’ Idea‘ article.
Watch how Bernie laughs off Tapper’s question, before pivoting to his “Orange Man Bad‘ idiocy.