One of the more fundamental concerns about Democrat presidential hopeful
no hope left Bernie Sanders’ vision for America is that it’s never actually turned out well anywhere else in the world, at any time in history.
As if to serve as a clear and present warning to us all — even as many are feeling the Bern here — places like Venezuela are in crisis due to policies not unlike those Sen. Sanders wants to implement here in the United States.
And in another shocking episode of don’t-look-now-but-the-media-is-actually-doing-its-job!, none other the Spanish-language network Univision had the audacity to asked Bernie about socialism’s impact on Latin America.
His response — or lack thereof — is rather telling.
Via The Blaze:
As first reported by Newsbusters, Sanders was asked by Univision’s Leon Krauze to explain how socialism has failed the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, refused to comment, instead saying he was focused on his own presidential campaign in the U.S.
“I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States,” Sanders said.
Krauze pressed the presidential candidate and asked if he had an opinion on the dire situation in Venezuela.
“Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign,” Sanders responded.
Watch the exchange below:
One commenter may have hit the nail on the head in providing this translation for Sanders’ response: “I am very interested in turning the United States into Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela — but I need to win the presidency first.”
Sounds about right.
So much has been made of Hispanics fearing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump for his hardcore stance on illegal immigration. Indeed, illegal immigrants — emphasis on illegal, which somehow so often is overlooked in the debate — certainly do have reason to fear a president who actually values and will enforce our nation’s rule of law.
On the other hand, Hispanics who have settled in the United States legally have far more reason to fear the likes of Bernie Sanders — and others in the Democrat Socialist party, such as his rival trying to out-left him, Hillary Clinton — who want to implement policies that led to the failure of the countries they fled. These immigrants came to America for a reason — and you can bet it wasn’t seeking the failed economies and states they left behind.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]