(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com) – Senator Bernie Sanders is having a real tough time of it lately, and for good reason. The veteran socialist senator has repeatedly chosen to defend the record and the legacy of Fidel Castro, the socialist dictator who destroyed Cuba and murdered dissidents.
Sanders repeatedly referred to a re-education program implement by the authoritarian leader upon his rise to power, claiming it was a “literacy program” that should be praised. Not only has he been taken to task over the claim on the debate stage by fellow candidates and even the debate moderators, but victims of socialism have called him out on it too.
Ana Navarro, a left-wing commentator who regularly appears on CNN, tore into Sanders over the issue after he defended Castro (again) during the Tuesday CBS debate.
Taking to Twitter, Navarro explained how she was born in Nicaragua, that her parents were born there, and her husband was born in Cuba.
She described leaders Ortega and Castro as “corrupt” and “murderous thugs,” and told her followers how they “jail, kill, torture, starve, beat, persecute” political dissidents. All the while, she says, “enriching themselves.”
I was born in Nicaragua. My parents live there.
My husband was born in Cuba.
Castros& Ortega are corrupt, anti-American, murderous thugs. They jail, kill, torture, starve, beat, persecute political dissidents while enriching themselves.
There is no fucking bright side.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) February 26, 2020
She signed off by saying, “There is no fucking bright side. Period.”
The controversy began when, during an interview for 60 Minutes, Sanders defended comments he made in the 1980s about Castro. Anderson Cooper, not exactly a right-wing conservative or Republican, challenged Bernie over the claims.
Responding to the footage, which 60 Minutes aired, Sanders explained:
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
Hey, Bernie, nobody is saying literacy is bad. But, when even your own side is calling you out, it’s probably time to reflect.