Elderly Socialist Is Worried About Trump’s Authoritarianism Or Something

Bernie should probably worry more about the fraud investigation against his wife, but, hey, whatever floats his boat

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said the United States has been slipping toward authoritarianism under President Trump and that citizens have an “enormous obligation” to protect American freedom.

The runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination last year delivered his scathing critique of the administration in a speech Thursday morning discussing the threat of authoritarianism in both the U.S. and other countries.

“Under President Trump, our country is moving in an authoritarian direction and the very nature of American democracy is under attack,” Sanders said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Can you explain that, Bernie

In Sanders’ assessment, no other president in U.S. history has told as many “outrageous and blatant lies” as Donald Trump has — to delegitimize the country’s electoral system.

Hmm, that’s not authoritarianism. If it was, than Obama would be part of it, because he lied a lot.

According to Sanders, Trump’s rhetoric also preemptively casts doubt on the results of any future election he might lose — delegitimizing any president who succeeds him. He also reminded listeners that Trump was the principal spokesman for the so-called birther movement based on the “vicious and racist lie” that former President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and therefore not eligible to be president.

Neither of which are related to authoritarianism. Plus, if you want to discuss casting doubt on an election, you should see what Hillary and the rest of the Democrats have been doing since November 9, 2016.

Sanders took issue with Trump’s mischaracterization of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to a recent terrorist attack to promote his controversial travel ban and his routine vilification of journalists as “scum,” “horrible” and “lying, disgusting people.”

“When Trump claims that all of mainstream media is ‘fake news,’ not to be believed, what does that say to the average American?” Sanders said.

It says that the MSM are a bunch of activists for the Democratic Party. Not authoritarianism.

Sanders said that this mindset that only the president can be trusted for the truth suggests something very dark for the future of democracy, and that the Founding Fathers protected the press in the Bill of Rights because a “well-informed citizenry is necessary for democracy to function correctly.”

Suddenly, Bernie is worried about freedom of the press? Perhaps he should talk to his buddy Obama, who had news outlets and reporters investigated by federal authorities.

From Sanders’ perspective, this drift toward authoritarianism and a resurgence of resentment and bigotry is not limited to the United States — it’s happening throughout the world.

“Our duty is to respect our Constitution and to strengthen our democracy, not to undermine it,” Sanders said.

So, nothing but random ramblings from a confused Socialist (he does realize that Socialism in practice is rather authoritarian, right? He does realize his own campaign website was rather authoritarian, such as the part about “bringing climate deniers to justice” for Wrongthink?).

I wonder if Bernie will respect the entire Constitution, such as the requirement that the federal government stop the flow of illegals and uphold the 2nd Amendment. Oh, and free speech, which is under assault on college campuses and other liberal dominated areas. Meh. You know leftists pick and choose what they like.

As far as authoritarianism, Trump couldn’t be further from it. Has he been strengthening the federal government’s control over the nation? Has he been concentrating power in the federal government, and, more specifically, the Executive Branch? All at the expense of personal freedom? You know, all the things Obama did, and the Democratic Party supports?

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4 Responses to “Elderly Socialist Is Worried About Trump’s Authoritarianism Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    trump’s VT campaign chair made the accusations against Mrs. Sanders. trump’s DOJ is pursuing it. Many an authoritarian uses the gov’t to attack rivals. trump’s buddy Putin just has his rivals murdered. That is trump’s wet dream.

    Speaking of trump’s buddies, here’s a bit on his very good friend, frequent companion, Russian mobster and business partner, Felix Sater (born Felix Mikhailovich Sheferovsky):

    Sater has been an advisor, investor, or developer in notable real estate projects including the Trump International Hotel & Residence in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to real estate development endeavors, Sater also has started businesses in the fields of philanthropy, investment, retail, and energy. In late January 2017, Sater met with Ukrainian politician Andrey Artemenko and Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, at the Loews Regency in Manhattan to discuss a plan to lift sanctions against Russia. The proposed plan would require that Russian forces withdraw from eastern Ukraine and that Ukraine hold a referendum on whether Crimea should be “leased” to Russia for 50 or 100 years. Sater gave Cohen a written proposal in a sealed envelope that was delivered to then-National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn in early February.

    In 1991, Sater got into an argument with a commodities broker at the El Rio Grande restaurant and bar in Midtown. He stabbed the man’s cheek and neck with the stem of a margarita glass, breaking his jaw, lacerating his face, and severing nerves. Sater was convicted of first degree assault in 1993 and served a year in prison.

    In 1998, Sater was convicted of fraud in connection to a $40 million penny stock pump and dump scheme through his employer, White Rock Partners. In return for a guilty plea, Sater agreed to assist the FBI and federal prosecutors as an informant in organized crime. In 2009, he was sentenced to pay a $25,000 fine and served no prison time. As a result of his assistance, Sater’s court records were sealed for 10 years by Loretta Lynch, then the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

    I wonder is donnie trump is happy with this Mueller hire, Andrew Weissman:

    As a prosecutor in the Eastern District, Weissmann signed a 1998 cooperation agreement between the US government and Felix Sater, a violent felon and securities trader who had pleaded guilty to financial crimes. Sater went on to become a confidential informant for the FBI and a Trump business partner. During the years in which Sater was secretly cooperating with the Feds, he was also engaging in key real estate ventures with Trump. This included scouting for deals in Russia and Eastern Europe, projects that never materialized. Trump has consistently claimed that his business empire has “nothing to do with Russia.”

    I wonder if Mueller will hire former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whom trump fired (don’t cross The Don!):

    According to Assistant US Attorney Harris Fischman, Vadim Trincher “directed much of the international racketeering enterprise from his $5 million apartment in Trump Tower. Trincher’s apartment is located directly below one owned by Donald Trump, authorities said.”

    Bharara said: “The sentences meted out to Anatoly Golubchik and Vadim Trincher are just and appropriate penalties for the roles the defendants played in this far-reaching, Russian-American organized crime ring. I’d like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York City Police Department, and the Internal Revenue Service for their tireless efforts in working to ensure that the members of this underground enterprise were held to account for their crimes.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Nice copy and paste, little jeffuckery, to deflect away from the Captain’s questions.
      But that’s what you do.

  2. Jl says:

    So in other words old Bernie can’t come up with any proof of “authoritarianism”.

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