Of course not, Comrade. It’s a badge of pride for the Motherland of Socialism.
In 1972, Sanders, then a gubernatorial protest candidate for the socialist Liberty Union Party, visited an alternative high school in Rutland, Vermont, to give his campaign pitch. During a question-and-answer session, Sanders, then 31, brushed off accusations of being a left-wing radical.
“I don’t mind people coming up and calling me a communist,” Sanders said. “At least, they’re still alive.”
Until I come to power? I’m not sure what that ominous ending is supposed to mean.
But considering how often Trump is going to call Sanders a Communist, it’s a good thing that he’s fine with it. Some Dems may be less fine.
On Monday, the Washington Post reported that in 1983, Soviet Embassy First Secretary Vadim Kuznetsov congratulated Sanders in a letter for his reelection as mayor of Burlington. Kuznetsov, a leader of the Soviet’s spy outfit, had just attended a conference in Sanders’s city a few days earlier.
Nothing to see here, right?
But, as I’ve pointed out before, the DNC email hacks that the Democrats used to built their whole “stolen election” lie around had zero influence on the general election, but certainly helped Benrie’s people launch a campaign to take over the DNC.
The Sanders and Corbyn campaign share the same stable of activists. If the Russians were helping Corbyn, it’s a good bet that they were helping the socialist who honeymooned in the USSR.
How much support could Sanders expect from Moscow if he becomes the nominee?
The media can spot Russian election interference from a mile away when it isn’t there. It won’t touch actual Russian election interference even when it’s up to its eyeballs in the real thing.
Don’t worry. You won’t hear much about this. Or about the President of the United States being killed by a Communist defector to the Soviet Union. Instead you’ll hear every possible conspiracy theory meant to divert you from the Occam’s Razor obvious.