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Friday, March 6, 2020

Senator Sanders Observed

For John, BLUFLocal Blogger, but a global view.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Richard Howe Blog, by Ms Marjorie Arons-Barron, 2 March 2020.

While reviewing the Super Tuesday Democratic list, the author made this comment about Sentor Bernie Sanders:

In earlier blogs, I’ve made clear my reaction to self-styled democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, notable more for his angry and impassioned speechifying and fringe political views than any legislative achievement.  His breathtakingly expensive proposals – including eliminating private health insurance, guaranteeing federal jobs, decriminalizing immigration violations and providing tuition-free college education without means testing – are all general election non-starters.  He claims his goal is to have the US become a social welfare state akin to the Scandinavian countries, but Nordic leaders insist that their systems are not at all what Sanders describes.  They complain Sander’s vision sounds like a naïve 1960s graduate school student’s bull session, embracing Cuba more than Denmark.
I think the author is on the mark.  The Press has been soft on Senator Sanders, not pressing him on his real socio-economic views.  I want to hear him articulate more of his view.  The Senator seems unable to reject the actions of Fidel Castro of Cuba, or the recent leaders of Venezuela.  For sure, someone who has looked at the history of socialism will realize that some efforts to implement it in the last century led to massive deaths. 

Regards  —  Cliff

  MSNBC Commendator Chris Matthews was not wrong about that.  It fact he wasn't wrong about the French evaluation of the Battle of France in 1940.  One wonders if Democrats read history?

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