Russian collusion, rinse and repeat.
The idea that Russia is helping Bernie Sanders proves more desperation from Democrats. Only this time Democrats are desperate against Bernie Sanders than they are President Trump.
In 2016, Democrats told Bernie Sanders they don’t want him. They plotted against him in every way possible, finally just paying off the old Socialist. But when you pay off political terrorists, you must know they will return for another pay off. You know Democrats would love to have the Clintons just “Seth Rich” old Bernie. But they can’t. So Sanders will get another payday…a BIG payday. Unless the Democrats can successfully do to him what they couldn’t do to Trump.
Enter Vlad Putin.
According to NPR, U.S. officials have warned Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help him win the Democratic nomination.
So it begins. Democrats decided to tie Sanders to the Russians.
And how convenient that Old Bern is a commie. Also, he can’t deny his communist ties, either.
Politico reported on a visit Sanders made to Russia:
It’s 1988 and newlywed Bernie Sanders is in the Soviet Union with his wife, Jane, handing out gifts to the mayor of a midsized city they’ve befriended. The mood is festive as the two bestow the items: A Beatles album, a red “Bernie for Burlington” button, “delicious Vermont candy” and a tape of tunes Sanders recorded himself with fellow artists from Vermont, among other goodies.
“I have met many fine mayors in the United States,” Sanders says, “but I want to say that one of the nicest mayors I’ve ever met is the mayor of Yaroslavl.”
At another point, a member of Sanders’ delegation hands a Russian woman a small American flag.
“If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong,” he jokes. “Sorry about that.”
The scene is part of 3½ hours of raw, never publicly seen footage of the trip Sanders took to the Soviet Union that year — his “honeymoon.” POLITICO viewed the tapes this week, along with a forgotten hourlong episode of a TV show created by Sanders that featured the same trip, at the offices of a Vermont government access channel.
For Democrats who really want to threaten Sanders, understand that he offered bribes: Earlier this year, two minutes of the long-lost videos went viral when a staffer at Chittenden County’s Channel 17 posted a compilation of the station’s archival footage online. The clip featured a shirtless Sanders and other Americans singing “This Land Is Your Land” to their hosts after relaxing in a sauna. A few minutes later, Sanders doled out the gifts to his Russian friends with a towel wrapped around his waist.
Did Sanders give out gifts in anticipation of his presidential run? Adam Schiff: “IS THIS THING ON?”
Next however is the most intriguing part of the story. And Sanders and team wanted to set up a “sister city” relationship with America’s #1 enemy:
But that’s only the beginning. The hours of footage include a scene of Sanders sitting with his delegation at a table under a portrait of Vladimir Lenin. Sanders can also be heard extolling the virtues of Soviet life and culture, even as he acknowledges some of their shortcomings. There are flashes of humor, too, such as his host warning the American guests not to cross the KGB, or else.
The video also paints a fuller picture of why Sanders ventured to the land of America’s No. 1 enemy in the midst of the Cold War, the anti-war idealism that fueled his journey, and what he found when he got there.
Over the course of 10 days, Sanders, who was then the mayor of Burlington, and his dozen-member delegation traveled to three cities: Moscow, Yaroslavl and Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg. Their goal was to establish a “sister city” relationship with Yaroslavl, a community along the Volga River home to about 500,000 people. At the time, the Soviet Union was beginning to open itself to the world, if only slightly — and Sanders was a self-described socialist with an unusually large interest in foreign affairs for a mayor.
Why would Russia want to help Bernie Sanders? He’s doing well all on his own.
Bernie Sanders knows he can never get a plurality of Democrat voters. But he can cause a ruckus and get more ruples for himself.
Some say that’s Russia’s strategy. To disrupt the election. However, if Russia wants chaos in the 2020 election, all they need to do is…nothing. Look at the current chaos in the Democratic Party. Their debates range from slave auctions to close-out sales. The Democrats promise everything to everybody, as they count their Negroes, Mexicans, gays, and women. Democrats are people-ranchers, and every demographic is potential cattle.
Bernie Sanders is a horrible people-rancher. He attracts youth and radicals; people who have no real idea of life, and thus fall prey to his socialist tropes. So Sanders will never, repeat never appeal to the average working-class American. Nor will Sanders appeal to most Americans.
Democrats know this, and they hope the Russian collusion narrative actually works this time. At least they target a real anti-American communist this go-round.