Bernie Sanders, like the rest of the left, has all the intellectual consistency of a rotting sack of garbage sinking into a swamp.
Here's his latest Twitter effort get lefty attention with some bland virtue signaling.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed President Trump Saturday for having “never met a leader of an authoritarian nation … that he hasn't liked.”
“Well, at least Trump is consistent. Abroad, he has never met a leader of an authoritarian nation (Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Philippines) that he hasn't liked,” Sanders tweeted.
Funny that Bernie should mention Russia. He might have encountered Putin in his old job as a KGB agent back when Bernie was honeymooning in the USSR.
But Bernie was slammed for his praise of Cuban butcher Fidel Castro by that notorious right winger, Hillary Clinton.
"Everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world," Sanders says in the archival video. "All the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society."
Has Bernie ever met a leftist authoritarian leader he hasn't liked? And did Bernie disavow those views? Nope.
Asked whether he regretted praising Castro, Sanders, a self-termed democratic socialist, avoided the question and reiterated that the key question was whether or not the United States should be pushing for regime change in foreign countries.
Bernie's Socialism is as democratic as Stalin's. Here's Bernie singing Fidel's praises again late last year.
I think what we can say—and I’ve been to Cuba two or three times. I think Jane and I went in 1989 for the first time, and I’ve been back a couple of times, and Jane had some educational work in Cuba. A lot of positive things that can be said. Their healthcare system, for a Third World country, is quite good. It’s universal: All people have healthcare without any expense.
It's a safe bet that Bernie has never seen an actual Cuban hospital. But he's happy to carry water for the regime anyway.
"if you look over Castro’s long life, he overthrew a terrible dictator, supported by the United States of America, Batista. Some very positive changes came about," Bernie claimed. Then he tried to blame Castro's domestic repression on America.
Bernie was also a big fan of the anti-Semitic Marxist Sandinista terrorists.
In an interview that aired on Channel 17/Town Meeting Television, Sanders called Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, "an impressive guy,"
Upon his return, Sanders said that he was "impressed" with the "intelligence and sincerity" of Sandinista leaders, arguing that they were not the "political hacks" some had portrayed them to be.
Sanders also said he was "impressed" by Father d'Escoto -- at the time, Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs -- who he described as "very gentle" and a "loving man."
Has Bernie Sanders ever encountered a leftist totalitarian leader he hasn't liked? And let's not forget Bernie's Stalinist kibbutz.
Sanders had told Yossi Melman that he had been at Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim as a guest of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement.Israel had all sorts of Kibbutzim affiliated with various political movements. Hashomer Hatzair was about as bad as it got.
Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim had been co-founded by Aharon Cohen, the Arabist, who was a regular critic of Israel and opponent of its policy. He was arrested for spying for the USSR in the 50s.
Hashomer Hatzair was a Marxist organization. While the USSR purged most Zionist and Jewish groups, they waited until 1927 to ban Hashomer Hatzair making them the last group to be outlawed. Other left-wing groups described them as Leninist and even Stalinist.
Its founder, Ya'akov Hazan, described the USSR as a second homeland and eulogized Stalin, writing how shocked he and his comrades were, "to hear of the terrible tragedy that has befallen the nations of the Soviet Union, the world proletariat and all of progressive mankind, upon the death of the great leader and extolled commander, Josef Vissarionovich Stalin. We lower our flag in grief in memory of the great revolutionary fighter, architect of socialist construction, and leader of the world's peace movement. His huge historical achievements will guide generations in their march towards the reign of socialism and communism the world over."
Al Hamishmar, the movement's paper, had a headline which read, "The Progressive World Mourns the Death of J.V. Stalin"
And here are some details about the Kibbutz itself.
The kibbutz founders had a strong admiration for the Communist system in the Soviet Union.
“Today we know how many were killed there in the gulags, but when the kibbutz was founded, they believed that from Russia will come the truth,” she said. “They called Stalin the ‘Sun of the Nations.’”
A red flag was flown at outdoor kibbutz events, symbolizing the “equality of all workers.”
Bernie Sanders: Undemocratic Communist.