Is Bernie afraid of what will happen to his campaign if he does?
Bernie Sanders’s refusal to fire violent pro-gulag communist on staff speaks volumes.
American Thinker- By Monica Showalter
Bernie Sanders has spent years convincing voters that his Soviet honeymoon, his support for the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, his admiration for Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez were all a misunderstanding. See, it’s Denmark, Danish-style socialism he wants for America, not a second Venezuela. He was really quite reasonable in intentions all along.
It was exposed as garbage the other day, when James O’Keefe released an undercover video of a top-line paid Iowa staffer, Kyle Jurek, praising gulags, re-education camps, burning cities, beaten cops, and killing anyone who resists the “revolution” as the plan all along. Worse still, he said the Bernie campaign was loaded with such people, and Bernie’s moderate claims were a mask. So much for Bernie’s rebranding bid.
Ordinarily, that would be a firing offense. The guy just undercut Sanders’s carefully cultivated public relations persona to win voters and made Sanders look like Mao recrudescent, Stalin reborn, and Pol Pot’s ghost, something worse than even what most suspicious Republicans have ever came up with.
Nothing. No firing. No denunciation of all the sick plans and praise for the world’s most odious dictators. A quick dismissal of the whole thing as “political gossip,” and not by Bernie himself, but by another Iowa staffer.
“The hundreds of thousands of Iowans we’ve talked to this caucus season don’t care about political gossip; they care about making healthcare a human right, taking on climate change, making college affordable, and ending endless wars. That’s our focus,” said Ms. [Misty] Rebik in the tweet.
That’s an astonishing thing to dismiss, given the extremism of Jurek’s statement. read more