An independent candidate for presidency should no longer be considered a supporter of political democracy within a socially owned economy because the expression significantly underrates his extreme left wing policies, a political commentator has warned.
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich is urging the nation to stop being overly polite when describing the political views of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and he should be called out for the communist ideals he spreads.
“Bernie Sanders is a communist,” she said on Twitter. “Saying he is a ‘democratic socialist’ gives him a pass.”
Pavlich backed up her definition of the senator by giving examples of his many left-leaning policies that resemble a communist way of governing.
“[Sanders] wants government to take over entire industries,” she said. “[He also] thinks bread lines full of people begging are signs of a good economy.”
The commentator also revealed Sanders spent his entire 10-day honeymoon in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) where he criticized the U.S.’s welfare and primary health systems while, at the same time, commending the Soviet block for offering low priced public housing and health care services.
In addition to this, he even used a banquet that attracted about 100 guests to harshly criticize the United States for intervening in the internal affairs of other countries, a move that surprised people attending the event according to the Washington Post.
“[Sanders] lamented that communist USSR was better than [the] United States,” Pavlich said.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) separately questioned the senator’s more recent support for government services previously delivered by Cuban communist revolutionary Fidel Castro.
“Likely Democratic nominee praised the supposed ‘achievements’ [of the] Castro regime,” Rubio said on Twitter. “He is wrong about why people did not overthrow Castro, it is not because ‘he educated their kids [and] gave them health care’ it is because his opponents were jailed, murdered, or exiled.”
The senator has been unapologetic about spreading his socialist agenda, regularly posting to social media his dissatisfaction with the capitalist system and love for socialism.
“It is not acceptable that three people own more wealth than the bottom half of Americans,” he said on Twitter.
He also tried to appeal to undecided voters who might be swayed into thinking they might never need to work hard again under a Sanders administration.
“It is not acceptable for Americans to need two or three jobs to put food on the table,” he said. “It is not acceptable that half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.”