Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders Praises Fidel Castro’s Literacy Program In ’60 Minutes’ Interview
Posted on 02/23/2020 8:50:55 PM PST by Helicondelta
Cuban dictator Fidel Castros massive literacy program during a CBS 60 Minutes clip that aired on Sunday.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper introduced the topic by playing a clip of an 1985 interview with government-access Vermont TV in which Sanders said the Castro regime educated their kids, gave them healthcare and totally transformed the society.
In a 1989 statement as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders praised the Cuban revolution as a very profound and very deep revolution, the Washington Examiner reported.
For better or for worse, the Cuban revolution is a very profound and very deep revolution, he wrote. Much deeper than I had understood. More interesting than their providing their people with free health care, free education, free housing is that they are in fact creating a very different value system than the one we are familiar with.
Last February, the Reagan Battalion Twitter account posted a video of Sanders reminiscing about watching the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960 and almost leaving to puke when both candidates criticized the Cuban dictator.
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Had a friend who grew up in Cuba.
He said If you went to the hospital, you had to bring your own toiletries, sheets and bedding and in many cases, I kid you not...your own medication.
This guy wasn’t the type to lie.
Comrade Crazy Bernie can kiss FL goodbye....
About as definitive as it gets when you're dealing with a Communist.
What’s the BETTER part?
We don’t live there?
I self moderate what I truly feel about Commie Sanders. God help us with those who support this worthless politi-trash.
Well Bern managed to offend the Jews and the Cubans on the same day....
As if communist countries invented teaching reading and writing to their children. Cuba was quite literate (and less censored) before Castro.
A literacy program is easier to implement if you only have to implement it in a single language.
Those who adore Bernie the commie are Free - America and Free-American haters. They must be crushed . ..at the ballot box, of course.
Did Cooper ask Bernie why people are willing to risk their lives in any kind of sea going contrivance just to get out of such a dandy place?
I had a friend whose family escaped after Castro. Somehow, his father got out before Cuba fell, his mom and brothers had to follow. Before they boarded a plane to leave, a government official approached his mother and took her wedding ring, declaring it belonged to the state.
The Communist News Network pandering to a Communist....
Do we really want a Soviet era Communist for a president??
If this was an election between Bernie and Jeb Bush....it’s very likely that Bernie would win, and give America four years of Bernism.
Fortunately, there’s Trump in the mix.
Saw some funny meltdowns on DUmp over this...
“Castro tortured political prisoners, imprisoned nuns, executed homosexuals, but he had a literacy program is a heck of way to campaign for the hearts and minds of swing voters.”
Bernie will get Warren on the ticket, and DEM/IND women will keep him in the race.
That is the case with just about every "free health care" I ran across.
When your doctor said you needed antibiotics your relatives had to go down to the pharmacy and buy the antibiotic and the syringe. They had to bring you food so you did not go hungry.
The doctors were either so bad that the only job they could get was working for the government or they were doing their four hours a week required charity work.
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