Article by Bryan Howard
February 22, 2019
The Reagan Battalion released an old video of Bernie Sanders speaking at University of Vermont in 1986. In this speech Sanders talked about how inspired he was by Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution against the rich in Cuba. Bernie Sanders then spoke about the Nixon JFK debate where he said he almost puked because of JFK being anti-Communist.
Sanders stated, “But I remember, for some reason, being very excited when Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba. I was a kid and I remember reading that.”
Sanders continued, “And it just seemed right and appropriate that poor people were rising up against rather ugly rich people. And I remember…I was watching the debates, remember the famous Nixon-Kennedy debates. That was the first time the presidential candidates actually debated.”
The crazy Commie continued, “And I was becoming increasingly interested in politics. And at that time, I was very excited and impressed by the Cuban Revolution. And there was Kennedy and Nixon talking about which particular method they should use about destroying the revolution.”
Sanders talked about his disgust, “Kennedy was saying that Nixon was too soft on communism…we should deal firmly with Fidel Castro,” Sanders shared. “And Nixon was playing the role of ‘Hey, you got to be patient. You can’t do these things. You go to negotiate.’”
Sanders concluded, “So, he was the liberal and Kennedy was playing the conservative,” Sanders shared. “But I actually got up from the room and almost left to puke because, for the first time in my adult life, what I was seeing is the Democrats and Republicans, both of them…that clearly there wasn’t a hold lot of difference between the two.”