Watch as Bernie Sanders, in a flashback video, goes after President John F. Kennedy for attacking communism.
Every voter in America should see this, as Bernie has NOT changed at all:
Federalist Papers reports:
SANDERS: “But I remember for some reason of being very excited when Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba. I was a kid and I remember reading that, and it just seemed right and inappropriate that poor people were rising up against rather ugly rich people.
And I remember again, very distinctly, a very distinct feeling, I was watching the debate — you remember the famous Nixon/Kennedy debates, that was the first time the presidential candidates actually debated and I was becoming increasingly interested in politics.
I didn’t know much, but I was interested. I remember sitting in the student lounge at a dormitory, watching the debate. And at that time — we talk about Cuba now, but 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. And I remember the irony as we learned the history later on.
Kennedy was saying that Nixon was too soft on communism — may pick up a point that Rick was making — in Cuba. We should deal firmly with Fidel Castro. And Nixon was playing the role of , ‘Hey, you’ve got to be patient. You know you can’t do these things, you’ve got to negotiate.’
But, of course, what he was upset about is that secretly they were planning the Bay of Pigs invasion right then. (…) So he was the liberal and Kennedy was playing the conservative.
Actually, you know, when you read novels, people say there’s a sick feeling in your stomach. Usually I’m sufficiently unemotional not to be sick, but I actually got up in 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, and of course as Rick points out, Kennedy was the flashing young liberal and what we were seeing right before my eyes way, way back then, and I didn’t know anything about politics but clearly that there really wasn’t a lot of difference between the two. (…)
And you read ‘The New York Times’ and you understand why they are not talking about what’s going on in Nicaragua. Okay. That’s the important story. The important story is not Nicaragua. It’s not the United States government or attitude toward Nicaragua, which is no different than it’s been in 50 years: The United States has the right to destroy any government in Latin America that they want.
That’s been consistent for 50 or 100 years, there’s nothing new about that. What is new is why, when you read ‘The New York Times,’ the real truth is not being told and how that’s obfuscated. So if you want to read what goes on — and I was doing that, I remember reading and beginning to read about the Cuban Revolution and what I was more impressed about us how it was being reported in the United States press and I began to understand that you don’t always hear all of the truth.”
From Federalist Papers