Was Bernie A Simp, A Sap or Sinister In His Admiration Of The USSR? – IOTW Report

Was Bernie A Simp, A Sap or Sinister In His Admiration Of The USSR?

An interesting column in the Federalist from a former citizen of the USSR at the same time Bernie Sanders honeymooned there in the 1980s. The juxtaposition of Bernie’s favorable impression of the place versus the reality for those stuck there is jarring.

He is a special kind of tourist known to Russians. The “tell me something nice about your country” tourist, the “surely the bad things I’ve heard are all CIA propaganda” tourist, which is one grade below the “let’s be nuanced about your situation” tourist.

That said, the attitude toward those types of people was generally positive. They were still American, still in blue jeans, and they could tell us a thing or two about the music. We believed them to be basically well-intentioned but hopelessly naïve.

After moving to the United States, I no longer believe Bernie-types to be well-intentioned. Regardless, the man who could be led astray that easily should never be the president of the United States. More


11 Comments on Was Bernie A Simp, A Sap or Sinister In His Admiration Of The USSR?

  1. I’ll take A and B, On the other hand, Like stand live, dislike it and die.

  2. Why does this excerpt (didn’t click the link) remind me of Dan Rather begging Saddam Hussein to say something in English to the American people on the eve of Op Iraqi Freedom?

    There is no way for edumafia socialist drones properly indoctrinated In anti Americanism to unlearn, or to even modify their interpretation of their world view when witnessing fact.
    Libtards are all the same. Mental defective knuckle draggers, all.

  3. I’ll take ‘Yes’ for $1,000 Alex

  4. He’s a frikin dumbass socialist/communist. The question is moot.

    His mere presence in the political arena is tantamount to aiding and supporting the enemy of the United States and should be arrested for treason, in my opinion.

    I seem to remember somewhere where it’s written that the Constitution GUARANTEES a republican form of government.

  5. He’s too much of a simp to be sinister, and it takes being a simp to be such a sap. Ergo: SIMP.

  6. Simp, a Sap or Sinister?

    (D) All of the above. And also:

    Lazy, Liar, Loser

    Simpleton, Sucker, Shithead

    Dill Weed, Dickhead, Douchebag

    Jerk, Jerk Wad, Jack Wagon

    Did I mention Off His Rocker?

  7. Weird. People are still asking that same question about Lee Harvey Oswald.

  8. He’s an Academic that thinks theories and formulas work in the real world just as they do on paper

  9. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

  10. A supersonic, simpering sycophant and simplistic sap, sopping wet with sinister pseudo-sensitivities.

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