Figured I would start with a FOX link 🙂
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., seemed to mock fellow 2020 candidate John Hickenlooper after the former Colorado governor rebuked Sanders’ endorsement of Democratic socialism.
On Thursday, Sanders posted a video of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt appearing to attack politicians who acted as though they could implement his “New Deal” programs better and without the large price tag.
“Let me warn the nation against the smooth evasion that says ‘Of course we believe these things. We believe in Social Security, we believe in work for the unemployed, we believe in saving homes, cross our hearts and hope to die — we believe in all these things but we don’t like the way the present administration is doing them,'” Roosevelt said, apparently mocking his critics.
“‘Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them. We will do more of them, we ill do them better, and most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything.'”
The video seemed to imply that candidates like Hickenlooper falsely claimed they could achieve similar results through policies much different than Sanders’.
His remarks followed Sanders’ impassioned defense of his philosophy Wednesday, when he called on progressives to ignore “massive attacks from those who attempt to use the word ‘socialism’ as a slur.”
Sanders’ response seemed to signify growing tension between centrists and the more progressive wing of the party — something that popped up in criticisms of 2020 frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden.
My response to Gov. Hickenlooper: pic.twitter.com/2kauSn4csC
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 13, 2019
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