How utterly insane it is to think that the Democrats are on the verge of voting Bernie Sanders a Socialist / Communist to be their 2020 Presidential Election nominee.
JFK must be rolling in his grave right now.
For someone who spends a lot of time pinky-promising the American people that his brand of socialism is inspired by Denmark, Sen. Bernie Sanders sure has spent a lot of time defending Latin American socialist strongmen.
From praising Cuba’s communist revolution led by Fidel Castro to supporting Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Sanders has consistently gone to dictators who have very little in common with Scandinavian social democracy. A newly unearthed video seems that at least one of the despots seems to like him, too.
In a clip of an August 2019 recording shared on Friday by Twitter user “Reagan Battalion,” Nicaraguan Marxist dictator Daniel Ortega is seen endorsing Sanders’ presidential campaign and that of other Democrats.
According to human rights organizations, Ortega is said to be responsible for “egregious abuses against critics and opponents.” In an interview with The Grayzone, a far-left news outlet, the Central American ruler was asked what he thought of Sanders’ candidacy and the emergence of a movement to elect a socialist president in the United States.
“I know that the people of the United States have the intelligence and capacity to understand the message of Bernie Sanders and the important message of other brave female candidates,” he said. “All of which go in the right direction so that the United States can become a country of peace, prosperity, and cooperation.”
It’s unclear who are the Democratic “female candidates” that Ortega also lauded, but it’s presumably a reference to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and/or Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Ortega’s endorsement of Sanders’ candidacy was kicked off with a question by reporter Max Blumenthal who asked the Nicaraguan despot for his thoughts on a previous visit by the Vermont socialist to his country in the 1980s and whether he believes Sanders would be a different kind of president or more in the mold of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.
“No empire is eternal,” Ortega responded before predicting that the U.S. is on the brink of collapsing as Blumenthal and others in the room nodded their heads.
“I think that the United States, with its imperialist practices is entering its terminal phase,” he added.