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Bernie Sanders Pushes Article Saying American Dream ‘More Apt To Be Realized’ In Venezuela

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.

“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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  1. This guy doesn’t live in the same world as everyone else. Why doesn’t he just move to Venezuela and run for office? His opinions are more like those socialist leaders.

  2. Venezuela’s economy has been in free-fall since 2014 when oil prices plummeted. They haven’t recovered since.

    Prior to that, for a while there average Venezuelans weren’t doing too badly. For context, the article you’re referencing was published in 2011.

    Context is important.

  3. Marxism =Socialism=Communism Bernie is lying to our kids. The last nauseating gasp of the Marxist Flower Children. Down with wealth ,man. Down with money, man. Kill the Pigs, Kill the Man….. etc etc. Wow ….I went to live on a Commune ,man …. it sucked… flies, really hot, no AC , dirty, no retirement plan man. …..and somebody stole my love beads and Roman sandals man. Can you dig , man? Of the top five mass murderers in human history, four were socialists….Mao, Stalin , Pol Pot and Hitler, Socialist Hall of Famers ……Hey kids…. It always ends in murderous tyranny sooner or later man.

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