Spanish – The Democratic Party is not socialist, say its defenders, particularly those who have fled such regimes and now vote for the left. While it has historically been social democratic, it has become so radicalized to the left that it has openly socialist legislators, the most prominent being Senator Bernie Sanders. And he now aspires to be none other than Secretary of Labor.
“If I had a portfolio that allowed me to stand up and fight for working families, would I do it? Yes, I would,” Sanders said when asked if he would take a job as Secretary of Labor.
According to The Hill, progressives are pushing for Biden to choose Sanders, who participates with Senate Democrats, for a cabinet post while trying to get the incoming administration to adopt policies driven by the party’s leftist flank.
JUST IN: Bernie Sanders confirms interest in becoming Biden's Labor secretary https://t.co/pJ6GVBwA2P pic.twitter.com/lw84dVHDH3
— The Hill (@thehill) November 11, 2020
For the moment, conservatives still have a majority in the Senate. The manual vote count in Georgia will determine whether the tide turns.
The presidential election is also yet to be settled. But Democrats are confident that Joe Biden will be the next president.
And if he is, he will have to mediate between the moderates and the extremists in his party, especially the radicalized youth, who are the bulk of Bernie Sanders’ supporters.
In fact, when Biden openly called Nicolás Maduro a tyrant on social networks, his supporters reproach him by claiming that Maduro was democratically elected, overlooking the severe irregularities and abuses.
Sanders publicly announced that he would be part of Biden’s cabinet. On Wednesday, the senator said he would accept the job of Secretary of Labor in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration if asked.
That is, he would bring the class struggle to the country that has historically fought against socialism. One only has to look at his record to see that.
Sanders: in Venezuela, “there are still democratic operations”
For years he refused to call Maduro a dictator. To the question of why the Senator from Vermont hadn’t referred to Maduro as a dictator, Senator Bernie Sanders replied, “I think it’s fair to say that the last election was undemocratic. But there are still democratic operations in that country.”
Question: "Why have you stopped short of calling Maduro of Venezuela a dictator?"
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "I think it's fair to say that the last election was undemocratic. But there are still Democratic operations taking place in that country." pic.twitter.com/AEEg7XiWUS
— The Hill (@thehill) February 26, 2019
The socialist senator believes that Cuba is a democratic country
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is worth mentioning how Sanders has praised Cuba’s health care system, housing, and “democracy” as the strengths of the communist regime.
He overlooks the fact that in Cuba, there is only one legal party: the communist party. Moreover, he ignored that the regime expropriated the homes of the exiles and that after six months in prison, it has the power to appropriate the property of the prisoners.
He also disregards the fact that Cuban doctors travel abroad as slaves and must give the regime between 75 and 90% of their salary while they are prevented from being with their families.
Due to popular request we combined the following:
• @BernieSanders bashes JFK & praises the communist Cuban revolution
• Bernie blames the US for the Cold War
• Bernie praises Communist USSR
• Bernie details his advise to Nicaraguan dictator Ortega on how to fight the US pic.twitter.com/28mOaqmk3Z
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 15, 2019
Sanders also applauded Nicaragua’s tyrant, Daniel Ortega. In his years as a Sandinista revolutionary, he gave him advice on how to fight the United States.
His advocacy of totalitarian regimes that have produced mass exiles because of starvation and persecution is not limited to the region. Sanders has also praised the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, where state control was so extensive that it required civilians to have passports for internal movement.
In short, the socialist senator idolizes the most totalitarian regimes that humanity has suffered. And far from speaking on behalf of the workers, as Sanders claims to do, they have produced hunger and misery.
Therefore, it is likely that a Sanders nomination will face strong opposition from the Republicans, which raises the possibility that his nomination could be blocked if the Republican Party maintains control of the chamber.
This will be determined at the end after the votes are counted and when it is clear who the next president of the United States will be.
What is certain is that Bernie Sanders radicalized the Democratic Party and the more power that party gains, the more it will implement socialist reforms to please its voters.