Bernie Sanders doubled-down on one gaffe that has Democrats running for their lives

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) is the unquestioned frontrunner in the Democrat Presidential primary.

But clarity in the race is not good news for Democrats.

And that’s because Bernie Sanders doubled-down on one gaffe that has Democrats running for their lives.

In an interview that aired on Sunday with 60 Minutes Sanders praised the murderous Castro regime in Cuba for instituting a literacy program after seizing power in a revolution.

Sanders’ words horrified Democrats who understood that Florida’s 29 Electoral College votes were now off the board because of the large Cuban population living in South Florida.

Sanders had the opportunity to clean up his remarks in a CNN town hall the following night.

But instead of acknowledging the torture chambers, unjust jailing of political opponents, and firing squads blowing out the brains of Castro’s opposition, Sanders doubled-down on his praise.

“When Castro first came to power . . . you know what he did?” Sanders began. “He initiated a major literacy program. There was a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate. And he formed a literacy brigade that went out and helped people learn to write. I think teaching people to read and write is a good thing.”

“I have been extremely consistent and critical of all authoritarian regimes all over the world including Cuba, including Nicaragua, including Saudi Arabia, including China, including Russia,” Sanders added. “I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism. But you know, you can take China as another example. China is an authoritarian country becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny, I mean the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history. Do I get criticized because I say that? That’s the truth. So that is a fact. End of discussion.”

South Florida Democrats – including members of Congress – could not condemn Sanders quickly enough.

But the damage was done.

And if Sanders is the nominee Democrats will enter the campaign knowing the nation’s largest swing state is beyond their reach.

Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

28 Comments

  1. Has anyone checked the literacy rates in the US Prison system for comparison? How about the literacy rates for people who were killed so Castro could move forward with his regime? I suppose if your literate you can read from the prison library and write letters to friends and relatives on the outside. What do you do when your entire country becomes a prison? Where can you go to find real freedom and liberty and opportunity? The average retiree in Cuba gets the equivalent of $10.00 a month to live on from the State.Ever wonder why people risk their lives in attempts to flee these countries. They say Trump is a liar over and over but Bernie is the bosom buddy to the father of lies the devil himself. It is tragic that anyone believes him at all.

  2. Only praise i havent heard from this communist is for Korea and his model for the US VENEZUELA. GOD HELP US IF TOTALITARIAN RULE IS WHAT THE IGNORANCE OF OUR YOUTH BELIEVE IN

  3. If we don’t all come together we’re pretty much screwed. Think for yourselves and look at your own situations. Are you doing well? Are things better for you over the past 20-40 years? Ask yourself why or why not, then make your decision on who to vote for.

  4. The ONLY REASON Castro started the Reading Program is because it made it possible for his “followers” to read the propaganda works of Marx, Lenin and other fools.

  5. Bernie has never lived in Cuba or under any communist regime but he has no problem lecturing Cubans how lucky they were to have Castro teach them to read.
    Comrade Bernie probably thinks he would have had two mansions and a private summer camp if he were born in Cuba. Well only if he was part of the Castro family.
    My wife is Cuban, so I know quite a bit more about Cuba than comrade Bernie does.

  6. B.S.is nothing but a snake-oil salesman/grifter. The ol fart praises Castro for teaching people how to read so they could read their death warrant before they had their brains shot out. The Dims are working overtime to neuter our 2nd amendment rights so we can not protect ourselves from a regime like B.S. is looking to foster upon us.

  7. Bernie can find at least one good thing to say about a Communist dictator, but not one single good thing to say about Donald Trump. Do I need to say more??

  8. This is why the only way I would vote for a democat is if they all and I mean all wason a shipnheaded for HELL with s__thy shifft steering.

  9. Lets look at the nations that the Democratic Party idolizes as examples the US should follow: Cuba, Venezuela, Greece, Nicaragua, France, Iran, etc – somethings these nations have in common: Bankruptcy, or close to it, and people leaving them in droves. Failed nations – the Democratic Model. What they wish and desire for the USA. Well the best answer we can give them is Trump 2020.

  10. Its all a waste of time. Trump will be reelected and he will win by a landslide especially if his opponent is this commie, a good for nothing, no achievement, moocher ……

  11. What do you expect from a COMMUNIST! The people who are blind, ignorant or just down right illiterate about life are the ones who vote for this damn fool!!

  12. The PHONY Santa Clause, SANDERS
    The PHONY Santa Clause, SANDERS, WANTS TO GIVE YOU WHAT HE WILL FORCEFULLY TAKE FROM THOSE WHO PRODUCE, INVENT AND BUILD. SANDERS IS NOT A GENUINE SAINT as SANTA CLAUSE IS, because our beloved childhood Santa Clause PRODUCES HIS OWN GIFTS for EVERYONE

    SANDERS lies endlessly bragging about how his father came from Poland to America with no penny in his pocket but Sanders would NOT ADMIT that his father has escaped from suffering from forcefully political and antisemitic systems in POLAND to a CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM and LIFE IN AMERICA. So BERNEY has become a millionaire because of AMERICAN FREEDOM OF CHOICES.
    B. SANDERS IS A PHONY SANTA CLAUSE, IMPERSONATOR, a brainless, irresponsible but very highly paid Social Worker. DO NOT LET HIM START A BLOODY REVOLUTION AND RUIN OUR LIFE and EVERYTHING THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN BUILDING AND CREATING FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
    Did he produce anything at all in his life to have the right to rule others who do work and produce and take personal responsibilities for what they do?

  13. The trouble with these wannabe little squirt commies like Comrade Sanders is they all feel they are the smartest person in the room. Their heads are so swelled with self-importance combined with their lack of historical knowledge that they feel they can out commie the inventers of communism.

  14. Bernie is a typical communist! He believes he is right and if he the support to do it, he would start a revolution now with full intent to make us all good little “comrades” after a lot of “reprogramming in your local gulag!
    I hope everyone has seen the videos made by undercover reporters talking to several of Bernie’s campaign organizers in different areas of the country. They talked about the violence that will be done to cops, riots and burning down cities if Bernie doesn’t win and doing the same things if DJT wins! They talked about retraining DJT supporters in gulags, and prison if that doesn’t work. They also talked about killing billionaires! It was awful and they are planning violence and burning cities no matter who wins! I understand the Intel Community is aware of them AND these revolutionaries still work for Bernie!
    It is so bad, it sounds like a movie and I frankly wish that is all it is!

  15. That’s actually hilarious. China took more people out of poverty than any other country. Yeah. It’s called murder. Worship Christ. Murder. Dont worship government? Murder.

  16. Fidel Castro also declared in a nationwide Communist Party TV broadcast that the Cuban Revolution which he led was a miserable failure. It failed in Cuba, and thus Fidel said, for that reason it could not be exported.

  17. Yes, bolshevik bernie is a commie for sure. Who are these idiots supporting him ? Sooner or later, hillary ‘the murderess of Benghazi’ will enter the race and cheat him out of whatever candidates he has garnered. She’s done it before.

  18. Lennon, Stalin, Castro were all mentally insane and had no 2nd thoughts about killing as many of their own people as they wanted. Bernie is all 3 reborn. His plan for America is to lead us all down the path to our own destruction and death. A vote for Bernie is a vote to end you and your own children’s future

  19. He’s a regular Karl Marx…the similarity is uncanny…never worked at a steady job until he became mayor at almost 50 or beyond, lived off his women and others, had an illegitimate child, then abandoned the mother.

  20. This is not a “gaffe”, this is what he BELIEVES. If the most murderous governments on the planet can do ONE thing he can say is “good”, he will overlook all of the evil.

  21. Bernie the Communist MORON that’s NEVER worked a Day in his life. wants to turn America into Cuba. and put EVERYONE but Bernie in Poverty

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