Skip to comments.Sanders: 'Obviously I am not a communist,' but maybe Trump 'doesn't know the difference'
Posted on 02/09/2020 7:50:37 AM PST by karpov
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 White House hopeful, on Sunday dismissed concerns that his status as a self-proclaimed democratic socialist would be a liability in a general election and said President Trumps description of his ideology as communist was inaccurate.
Obviously I am not a communist, Sanders told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday in response to a clip of Trump using the designation in a Fox News interview, adding that Trump maybe doesnt know the difference.
Sanders also called Trump a pathological liar for claiming Sanders was married in Moscow.
Wallace continued to press Sanders on how he would address criticisms that agenda items such as the Green New Deal, Medicare for All and forgiveness of college debt are both overly radical and prohibitively expensive.
In many respects, we are a socialist society today, Sanders responded, noting the tax breaks and subsidies Trump received from the government as a businessman.
The difference between my socialism and Trumps socialism is I believe the government should help working families, not billionaires, he added.
Addressing his specific proposals, Sanders said both the price tags and the overhaul of the status quo were preferable to the alternative.
If we leave the [health care] status quo alone, in the next 10 years were going to be spending $50 trillion, he said. Medicare for All will cost the average American less than the $12,000 a year they are paying the insurance companies.
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Telling a lie is no shame to a communist.
Nor to a modern DemocRat, either, come to think of it.
Medicare for All will cost the average American less than the $12,000 a year they are paying the insurance companies.
And if you like your doctor.....
Is there a difference?
Sanders says he is a socialist.
Socialist = communist.
Sanders is a communist even if he won’t admit it.
You are OBVIOUSLY a communist and the American people will not be stupid enough to elect the likes of you in YOUR lifetime.
Go away, you complete idiot.
It is okay! He is a socialist/communist. He is expected to lie.
Trump’s genius strikes again! By bringing this up and saying that Bernie was married in Moscow (which Trump probably knows isn’t true), he is forcing Bernie to talk about it, and he’s associating Bernie with communism. It’s like asking the question, “Have you stopped beating your wife, yes or no?” and insisting on an answer.
The difference between Socialism and Communism is the difference between Seduction and Rape, in the end you still get screwed!
Ok, so you only HIRE communists (see Project Veritas)
Yeah, one they hit you with a bus, the other they hit you with a locomotive.
So what? Your livelihood, freedom, and well-being die anyway whether from unconstitutional socialism (government take over) or unconstitutional communism (more government take over).
Communists will tell you that Communism doesn’t exist because no one has ever instituted REAL Communism.
Stalinists lie. Always
Telling a lie is no shame to a communist.
Not to a muzzie.
Both commies and muzzies have the same goal and methodry total domination of all people using lies, enslavement and murder.
Honeymooned in the USSR. “same thing”. just spitting hairs over detail.
Somewhere deep in the Hoover era FBI files there is a Communist Party USA membership card with the name “Bernard Sanders, Brooklyn, New York.” The FBI does have an actual file on Sanders. Perhaps Bernie can agree to its release. Or maybe it can be mysteriously be leaked in the Comey fashion.
On the contrary. It's patently obvious that you ARE.
If it's such a great ideology, why would you lie about it?
We were paying less than $12,000 a year before Obamacare. Tell us the difference between socialism and communism comrade Sanders.
So many tired clichés.
He has Stalinists working in his campaign, and last time out the CPUSA wrote approvingly of him. An interesting thing is that what the CP is pushing today is virtually the same as his agenda. What’s a person to believe?
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