Sanders on 60 Minutes
No one gets to serve in high US elected or appointed office unless vetted to assure continuity.
Sanders has been part of the dirty business as usual system for nearly 40 years — as Burlington, VT mayor, mostly as a House and Senate member.
He’s America’s most popular con man, time and again saying one thing and doing another in public life — proving he’s like most others in Washington, figures to be opposed, not supported.
His record in Burlington and Washington showed that his soul is for sale at the right price.
His frontrunner status in the 2020 race for the White House is unrelated to his voting record, going along with other undemocratic Dems most of the time to get along.
That said, he stands out among other Dems as the best of the worst among array of presidential aspirants resembling an FBI most wanted list, Tulsi Gabbard the sole exception — out of contention because of her anti-war/progressive agenda.
In 2016, Sanders was a stealth Hillary supporter all along, proved by not rejecting a primary process rigged against him and endorsing her, a neocon war criminal, racketeer, perjurer – polar opposite what he claims to stand for.
He proved himself unprincipled, morally and ethically tainted, a loyal servant of powerful interests running America.
If elected president in November, a long shot but possible, Wall Street, the military, industrial, security, media complex, and other monied interests will be in good hands with him as head of state and commander-in-chief of the nation’s armed forces.
Sunday on 60 Minutes, his lofty rhetoric was on display for a national TV audience, along with correctly slamming Trump as a “fraud” and “pathological liar.”
He tried having things both ways on Cuba, saying:
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba (sic), but…it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad.”
“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?”
Fidel was one of the great redoubtable 20th/early 21st century leaders — from 1959 until retiring in February 2008 for health reasons.
When he died at age-90 in November 2017, I explained that he resisted US imperialism for half a century, surviving hundreds of CIA attempts to kill him.
He provided world-class healthcare, education, and other vital social services to all Cubans.