Bernie Sanders promoted article saying American Dream ‘more apt to be realized’ in Venezuela

By Peter Hasson

Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2011 promoted an editorial arguing that “the American dream is more apt to be realized” in Venezuela than in the U.S.

Sanders’s Senate office posted the editorial, which local Vermont newspaper the Valley News published, on his Senate website under the “Must Reads” section.

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Protesters in Venezuela hold a sign that reads, “Why protest? Insecurity, scarcity, injustice, repression, lies, for my future.”

“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 stated. “Who’s the banana republic now?”

Sanders’s campaign didn’t return a Daily Caller News Foundation email seeking comment on whether he believes the American dream is more alive in Venezuela, where many citizens are starving, than in America.

The socialist Vermont senator’s repeated defenses of deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro sparked a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.

“I’m hoping that in the future, Senator Sanders will take time to speak to some of my constituents before he decides to sing the praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro,” Democratic Florida Rep. Donna Shalala tweeted Sunday.

Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell added: “As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders’ comments on Castro’s Cuba absolutely unacceptable.”

Sanders also spoke up for communist China during a CNN town hall Monday night.

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10 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders promoted article saying American Dream ‘more apt to be realized’ in Venezuela

  1. burnee could have simply gone to dogpile or duckgogo and typed in Venezuela economy and seen a page full of doom and gloom about the PEOPLE’s thoughts on socialism.. and what the corrupt maduro has stolen from the country.. back in 1992 you wouldn’t have been lying burnee but it wasn’t socialist then…

    The American dream is alive and well but you just can’t see it thru you commie blinders..burnee..

  2. Any person can see what’s happened in Venezuela. It went from extremely prosperous to poverty in about ten years. This was all due to Bernies beloved socialism. Well I say if he loves socialism and bread lines so much why doesen’t he move there just to prove his point. He dosen’t have the guts to move there because he knows his million dollar bank account and three homes will get confiscated. Folks please don’t be fooled by his promises of free, free ,free. What the old communist is proposing cannot be done because the is no amount of money that can pay for these lies.

  3. Bernie just can’t help being Bernie. His positions are so absurd it’s beyond. The scarey part is he belives what he is saying.

  4. Well now it’s clear, the socialist agenda is much like monarchy–all the wealth and power belongs to the few, and the rest become serfs or starve to death. It’s a scam.
    Venezuela, which has plenty of wealth, where its serfs starve to death and eat pets, tree bark, snakes, anything they can swallow, while Chavez left his daughter a billionaire…good example.
    Their schtick is simply a lie, and con men like burnie are elitists, who rail against what they actually are.
    The veil is off now, no excuse to believe in them anymore. Our American democratic republic is the worst form of government…except for all the others!

  5. Vermont’s Socialist Sanders, what a moron !!

    And this clown with all his anti-American socialist agenda wants to be President,
    what has he ever accomplished. he’s been in DC since 1991, just give me one, yes
    just one major accomplishment ??

    Sanders promoting socialism while making a living with capitalism, what a real BS
    artist …………….

    • Assisted in naming a couple of post offices *I think*…somebody has to do it now ;)…purchased the second of his three estates…oh and called the dogs off of wifes criminal activity…bc ya see in her vaunted prestigious position stealing millions and diverting some to daughters ‘woodworking university’ another budding felon…

      • *No one* was allowed to question or block any decision this controlfreak made. IOW – no oversight. Can’t be bothered to follow those silly rules and laws…thats for the little proletarians and other assorted losers…and would need a pretty big orange jumpsuit…even evicting a homeless community of tenants upon seizing control of the Diocese property after promising they would be found homes first…

        When all is said and done the Bolchevik Bonnie and Clyde of VT Communism are all about unqestioned power and control…theyre the new 1% attempting to ruin the wealthiest that they can take their money and power for themselves…the Revolution is a ruse…

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