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Bernie Sanders: ‘It’s time to FINISH the socialist revolution’ and ‘defeat President Trump’

By Jon Dougherty

POTUS Donald Trump made it a point — to huge applause and to many cheers around the country — to proudly reject socialism during his State of the Union Address by reminding all Americans that our country was “born free and will remain free.”

That didn’t set well with the leading advocates of all-out socialism: The 2020 class of Democratic presidential contenders. As the already-crowded field grows ever larger, the candidates are trying to “out-socialism” each other with wild promises of freebies and ‘green new deals’ that will cost the country tens of trillions of dollars none of the contenders has a clue where they will come from.

One of the biggest, and oldest, advocates is ‘Crazy’ Sen. Bernie Sanders, who — with his three homes and jet-setting lifestyle — has long been one of those awful 1 percenters he so often rails against.

But he’s going full-on for a ‘fundamental transformation’ of our country as founded — a free-market representative republic which enabled us to become the most powerful nation on the planet — to a super-sized version of Venezuela, which is on the verge of collapse after years of torturous Marxist policies that have sapped the life blood from South America’s former No. 1 economy.

In an op-ed for the uber-Left-wing Guardian newspaper, Bernie out and out called for a “revolution” to cleanse our country of POTUS Trump and, presumably, his supporters:

It’s Time To Complete The Revolution We Started

One week ago, when we launched our campaign for president, I asked people from across the country to sign up to be part of an unprecedented grassroots campaign. The response from the American people has been historic.

In six days, more than one million people have answered the call. Americans from every single Congressional district in the country have signed up to help lead a movement that is not only about defeating Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but about creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.

This task will not be easy. Today, we have more income and wealth inequality than at any time since the 1920s, and the three wealthiest Americans own more wealth than the bottom half of our country.

Despite relatively low unemployment, millions of people work multiple jobs because they earn starvation wages34 millionAmericans have no health insurance, and we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs.

Shamefully, we treat our most vulnerable people with disdain. We have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major nation and a dysfunctional and unaffordable childcare system. While many Republicans want to cut Social Security, about half of older Americans have no retirement savings.

And, in the midst of all of that, we have a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, racist, sexist, xenophobe, religious bigot and someone who is moving this country in an authoritarian direction.

To be successful in creating a government and economy that works for the many, we will have to take on powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life – Wall Street, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military-industrial-complex, the private-prison industry and multinational corporations. These special interests have extraordinary power, and they will spend enormous sums of money to maintain the status quo and their wealth.

The only way we will defeat Donald Trump and the special interests that support him is with a grassroots movement – the likes of which has never been seen in American history. We must stand together – women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant – to address the challenges we face as a nation.

At a time when our infrastructure is crumbling and we have an affordable housing crisis, we can create millions of good paying jobs rebuilding our country. Together, we can raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour, provide pay equity for women and guarantee all workers paid family and medical leave.

While we spend almost twice as much per capita on health care as any nation, our health outcomes are worse and life expectancy is in decline. It is time for us to join every other major country and guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege, through a Medicare-for-all program.

Unbelievably, Americans are saddled with $1.5tn in student loan debt and many young people can’t afford the cost of college. We must lower the egregious level of student debt and make public colleges and universities tuition-free.

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and African Americans are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of white people. Our job is to end the destructive “war on drugs,” eliminate private prisons and cash bail and bring about major police department reform.

Instead of demonizing undocumented immigrants as our current president has done, we should fight for comprehensive immigration reform, a path toward citizenship, immediate legal status for the young people eligible for the DACA program and a humane policy for those at the border who seek asylum.

At a time when women’s rights are under attack at the local, state and federal level, we must defend a woman’s right to control her own body.

To confront the epidemic of gun violence, we need to take on the NRA, expand background checks, end the gun show loophole and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons.

And finally, we must end Trump’s support for authoritarian leaders. We need a foreign policy which focuses on democracy, human rights, world peace, global wealth inequality, climate change and massive corporate tax evasion.

In 2016, our campaign began the political revolution. The ideas we fought for, which then were considered “radical” or “extreme,” are now supported by a majority of Americans. Now, it is time to defeat Donald Trump, complete that revolution and implement the vision we fought for.

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15 Comments on Bernie Sanders: ‘It’s time to FINISH the socialist revolution’ and ‘defeat President Trump’

  1. You, Mr. Sanders are a traitor to your country…leave, live in Russia, better yet, China because even Russia isn’t Communism today…shorter trip…go attach yourself to Maduro and find some island where all you communist can have a love fest. Socialism is just the preliminary step to Communism, even Karl Marx, your hero, advocated that. You have no place in the state of the Green Mountain Boys who protected Vermont during the Revolutionary War against the tyranny of the British and with their courage and daring, captured Fort Ticonderoga, a British stronghold. You are a coward and a wimp. Vermont, buy this treasonous traitor, useful idiot, a one way ticket to China.

  2. Bernie is at best a joke but he is talking to all our children that still want to be taken care of by “daddy”. My advice to all our children before they get us all killed: grow up and mature fast. There is not a free lunch and money really does not grow on trees like these socialists like to tell you.

  3. Bernie wants to combat “epidemic levels”(complete lie) of gun violence by closing prisons. Lol if you believe this diatribe you’re dumb as a rock.

  4. Oh we will finish OFF socialism in this country, don’t you worry about that.

  5. He needs to die and if we are lucky he’ll have a stroke. As a vocal communist he has the right to his ideas. He steps over the line though when he says he will impose these ideas on the rest of us. He is committing sedition against the United States and the Constitution he swore to uphold. He should be arrested today, this minute. Trump says no socialism will take this nation yet he watches day after day as these communists in Congress and in the states make laws and regulations designed to advance just such a government. Sanders, AOC, and governors like Cuomo are clear and present dangers to our way of life. They are trying as hard as they can to disarm us and then it will be easy for them.

  6. How many of you Boinie supporters own multiple houses? Sanders is a liar and he’s lying to all of you.

  7. Forward esteemed party member Comrade Kommissar Bernie! The glorious people’s collective utopia is within sight.
    All immigrants are welcome at the mansion(s) of Comrade Kommissar in the interest of the free people’s collective.

  8. “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved
    mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed,
    evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent,
    arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy,
    unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such
    things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who
    practice them.” Romans 1: 28-32

  9. The answer to differences of opinion is not REVOLUTION.
    Rather, it is the coming together and RESOLUTION of the differences that make for growth of a healthy nation.

  10. william chandler // February 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm // Reply

    “The goal of Socialism is Communism.” – Vladimir Ilich Lenin
    USSR = Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics
    Communist = SOCIALIST
    Mussolini was a socialist before being a national socialist. Mussolini had been a leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party.
    NAZI = National SOCIALIST Workers Party
    Obama/Sanders/Clinton/DEMOCRATS = SOCIALIST
    NAZIS broke up opposition political party rallies to SUPPRESS FREE SPEECH
    DEMOCRATS break up TRUMP political rallies to SUPPRESS FREE SPEECH

  11. william chandler // February 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm // Reply

    Cowardly Bernie the Socialist is a multi-millionaire and owns three homes:
    A one-bedroom, 1½ bathrooms single-family home in Washington, DC, estimated by Zillow at $644,463.
    A 4-beds, 2-baths home in Burlington, VT, estimated by Zillow at $415,489.
    A $600,000 lakefront summer home in North Hero, Vermont, which Bernie purchased five days after the 2016 Democratic National Convention in which he sold out his supporters by enthusiastically endorsing Hillary Clinton.
    A $140,000 Audi sports car
    Does Bernie the Socialist pay ALL his housekeepers $15/hour MINIMUM?!
    Does Bernie the Socialist invite Homeless and ILlegals to live in his excessive housing
    HOW did Bernie accumulate $MILLION$ working as a “public servant”?
    A millionaire socialist who owns 3 homes and drives a $140,000 sports car. Only in America!
    he was kicked out of a commune for not helping with the work.

  12. Mr. Sanders is fortunate that we think that he is crazy. For if we took him seriously for one minute, those 150 million of us Deplorable Americans with 300 million firearms and over a trillion rounds of ammo, there would be the shortest “revolution” in world history.

    “If it’s a fight you want, you’ve picked the right time for it, haven’t you?” James McKay, Big Country, 1958

  13. Bernie needs to go to visit with his Russian Pals, where we viewed him with them, Nude, Drunk and Really enjoying himself singing. He And his corrupt wife, (not charged for her University Dealings for $$$) honeymooned in Russia. IF that ugly old bastard doesn’t like America, then he is More than welcome to LEAVE.

    We do NOT care for the “New darlings, AND coming out of the woodwork for AOC, and Old Bernie, who sold out to ‘Hillary, and got his third home, and new wheels….CRIME FOR DEMOCRATS, DOES PAY.’ These ‘hypocrites live HIGH, but want peons to pay for them, and live like peons.’ This is STILL a FREE REPUBLIC, W/OUR CONSTITUTION, THAT THEY TREAT LIKE A RAG, ALONG WITH OUR AMERICAN FLAG. STFU..GO TO CUBA!


  14. Don’t worry Bernie…I’d say the “Socialist Revolution” is already pretty much finished. Your dingbat comrade Ocrazio Cortez sure helped with that! LOL!

  15. That is a stunning number of lies and self contradictions!

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