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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 04:19 PM

 

To be clear, Bernie condemned Castro's authoritarian regime during the 60 minutes interview.

Here's a link to the full interview. Relevant clip starts at 3:47ish. I would encourage anyone to watch the complete interview.

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/bernie-sanders-democratic-presidential-candidate-anderson-cooper-60-minutes-2020-02-23/

Transcript:

Back in the 1980s, Sanders had some positive things to say about the former Soviet Union and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

Here he is explaining why the Cuban people didn't rise up and help the U.S. overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro: "…he educated their kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society, you know?"

Bernie Sanders: We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?

Anderson Cooper: A lot of p-- dissidents imprisoned in-- in Cuba.

Bernie Sanders: That's right. And we condemn that. Unlike Donald Trump, let's be clear, you want to-- I do not think that Kim Jong Un is a good friend. I don't trade love letters with a murdering dictator. Vladimir Putin, not a great friend of mine.
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Reply To be clear, Bernie condemned Castro's authoritarian regime during the 60 minutes interview. (Original post)
HerbChestnut Feb 2020 OP
msongs Feb 2020 #1
uponit7771 Feb 2020 #7
gibraltar72 Feb 2020 #2
TCJ70 Feb 2020 #3
Bettie Feb 2020 #9
Gothmog Feb 2020 #4
OliverQ Feb 2020 #5
Gothmog Feb 2020 #6
OliverQ Feb 2020 #8
Gothmog Feb 2020 #11
zackymilly Feb 2020 #10
Gothmog Feb 2020 #12
Gothmog Mar 2020 #13

Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 04:21 PM

1. to be fair every brutal dictator has accomplished at least a few good things along the way....

 

exactly good for who can be debatable. and its american history to support the worst of them in the name of american corporate profits
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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:17 PM

7. +1

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 04:23 PM

2. How dare he promote

 

ideas championed by FDR JFK and LBJ.
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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 04:46 PM

3. It's incredible to watch people here rail against literacy...n/t

 

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Response to TCJ70 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:21 PM

9. Yes, yes it is

 

of course, they've been against health care for a while now, so that's not a surprise, but I didn't think literacy was evil.
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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:04 PM

4. Florida Democratic Party disavows Sanders.

 


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:05 PM

5. How many times are you going to post this? I've seen it in at least 5 threads.

 

Stop spamming.
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Response to OliverQ (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:16 PM

6. Has this ever happened before?

 

I have been active in Democratic politics for a long time and I have never seen this happen.
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:19 PM

8. Probably.

 

Florida is a cesspool. Clearly whoever made this statement is too stupid to understand Cuban politics or to even read Bernie's comments. Bernie flat out condemned the authoritarian nature of Cuba. All he did is point out that Castro did achieve some good things, which is exactly what Obama said in 2016. Castro is largely the result of US intervention. We were backing our own dictator in Cuba.

America has been supporting dictators for decades if not longer. To act like this is something horrible that Bernie said is just stupid and shame on the Florida people for making this such an issue.
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Response to OliverQ (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:22 PM

11. When?

 

I have never seen a state party reject a candidate like this in the real world
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 06:21 PM

10. 1st I've seen it. Thanks for posting. n/t

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 07:17 PM

12. Biden campaign response to sanders praising Fidel Castro

 


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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:25 AM

13. This makes me smile

 


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