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Does Bernie Sanders Still Think the “American Dream Is More Apt to Be Realized” in Venezuela?

Bernie Sanders stands at the podium on stage during a walk through before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2016. (Photo: SS)

“Who’s the Banana Republic Now?”

Bernie Sanders stands at the podium on stage during a walk through before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2016. (Photo: SS)
Bernie Sanders stands at the podium on stage during a walk through before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2016. (Photo: SS)

Bernie Sanders touted a now-deleted editorial claiming “the American dream is more apt to be realized” in Venezuela and other nations in South America.

The 77-year-old Vermont senator has repeatedly expressed support for the regime and system of government in Venezuela, though now he is attempting to distance himself at a time when the nation is collapsing.

In 2011, Senator Sanders published an editorial originally appearing on a site called Valley News, which has since been scrubbed. It lamented “the fact” the U.S. “wealth gap is also a race gap.”

“These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger,” the editorial claimed. “Who’s the banana republic now?”

According to Mercy Corps, 90 percent of the population in Venezuela lives in poverty, and more than half of families are unable to meet basic food needs.

The socialist country also has one of the highest crime rates in the world.

Bernie Sanders once lamented American journalists talking “about how bad a country is when people are lining up for food.”

“You know, it’s funny. Sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is when people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing,” he said in an interview on August 8, 1985. “In other countries, people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death.”

That was a less-than popular view in the South Florida Venezuelan community President Donald Trump visited on Tuesday.

President Trump has taken aim at socialism and communism, and proclaimed there was “a new day” in the Western Hemisphere.

“We’re here to proclaim a new day is coming in Latin America,” President Trump said. “In Venezuela and across the Western Hemisphere socialism is dying and liberty, prosperity, and Democracy are being reborn.”

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    Does Boinie still think you have a better chance of achieving the American dream in Venezuela? Yes, yes he does. Are there millions of morons who believe his lies and will vote for him? Yes, there are.

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      You can associate socialism with Venezuela but what about the capitalist Mexico? They have it all sorted out don’t they? The truth is they are both corrupt and are not models of anything. Norway is a successful socialist country and is not corrupt as well as oil ritch.

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    Bernie used to be genuine…it was his ONE saving grace. Now he’s thrown his lot in with the rank-and-file Democrats. He propagates their lies and he’s absolutely embraced their bizarre social justice crusade. Now he’s just another regular Democrat. What Democrats will vote for an old white guy as their candidate!? He’s the very demographic they all worked SO hard to demonize to the point that he’s viewed as their literal enemy!

    Good luck, Bernie! They cheated you out of your primary victory when you were legit…you haven’t got a prayer now!

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