Bernie and his visit to Russia in 1988

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This has been a common talking point, generally used to smeared him. He was to a "honeymoon", he sang "drunk" with soviets, etc. I just saw a video of a press conference when the whole delegation came back. These were times of the perestroika and the Soviet Union was opening up to the West, so the whole trip was part of that cultural exchange. Bernie had the courage to go find what was happening and brought with him a lot of people, including a two lawyers from the Chamber of Commerce and a Republican. The whole video is long (I devoured it in one go), but it looks like a piece of history, describing the excitement that the Soviets may go into a democracy. There are praises and criticisms, including a mix coming from the Republican. The end from Bernie is hilarious, "Soviets like ice cream, so Ben and Jerry is going to make a lot of money". As we always suspected, Bernie is in the pocket of Big Ice Cream. 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KCoR6UYs1k

BTW, Reagan was in Russia at the same moment, so it seems.

PS: Obviously, you see in internet sound bites of Bernie "praising" the Soviets. If you look at the whole video, you understand how stupid and dishonest those clips are.

PS2: The more videos show up, the better Bernie looks (as long as they are not edited).

EDIT: watch the Republican at 28:45. Such a commie 🙂

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Tim Pool:”I was a fan of Bernie Sanders until he said white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Joe Rogan:”That’s hilarious, go to WV and visit the fucking coal miners.” WVian here. He DID, and it’s on video. He asked white people from WV’s poorest county to explain poverty on camera.

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Tim Pool was on JRE a couple days ago and said the above statement. Rogan assumed what Pool said was true and just ran with it. What's hilarious is he brought up WV, my home state, and said Sanders should visit to learn about poverty for white people.

As someone who followed Bernie for a long time, I can attest that he visited West Virginia many times, and he visited our poorest county, McDowell, 3 times. He hosted 2 events drawing attention to poverty in the area, both before and after those "white people can't be poor" comments. I think the gaffe in question was really him badly phrasing an argument about ghettos. Ghettos are definitionally racial creations. It’s true that white people in America don't know what it's like to be poor members OF A GHETTO. That's different from saying white people can't be poor in general.

It's not possible that Sanders would believe there was no such thing as white poverty, BEFORE, DURING(this one's a 1.5 hour seminar almost on poverty in WV's southern coalfields. And Sanders makes it clear the point of it is to give the people of McDowell a voice), and AFTER his presidential run(and that gaffe), he has been drawing public awareness to one of the worst areas for white poverty in the country. More than that, he gave the people of McDowell a microphone and asked them to speak about their own experiences relating to living their lives in poverty.

People should give others the benefit of the doubt if something is said at face value that contradicts everything they've stood for before and after what was said. I think Sanders's comments were just a gaffe resulting from clumsy word choice. I think context + Sanders's clear history prove he believes in white poverty and is concerned about it. Finally I think some lazy-minded people looking to confirm their own pre-conceived biases screened Sanders's word choice to make him look like he didn't care about poor white people, when that's obviously not true.

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Tim Pool on JRE: “I was a big fan of Bernie Sanders . . . [until he said] white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Joe Rogan: “That’s hilarious, go to WV and visit the . . . coal miners.” WVian here. He DID. Watch this 1.5 hr event he hosted in McDowell County, WV, on white poverty.

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Tim Pool on JRE: "I was a big fan of Bernie Sanders . . . [until he said] white people don't know what it's like to be poor." Joe Rogan: "That's hilarious, go to WV and visit the . . . coal miners." WVian here. He DID. Watch this 1.5 hr event he hosted in McDowell County, WV, on white poverty. submitted by /u/Gardnerr12
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Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for fair wages, justice reform during SoCal visit. “Working seven days a week is not healthy for you. Not getting any sleep is not healthy for you, and, once again, this gets back to fundamental, economic policy. Disney, pay these workers a living wage,” Sanders said.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for fair wages, justice reform during SoCal visit. "Working seven days a week is not healthy for you. Not getting any sleep is not healthy for you, and, once again, this gets back to fundamental, economic policy. Disney, pay these workers a living wage," Sanders said. submitted by /u/relevantlife
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