Sean Hannity Warns of “Bolshevik Bernie,” the Democratic Frontrunner
On his program Monday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity blasted Bernie Sanders, a day removed from the Democratic frontrunner telling CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he was a big fan of Fidel Castro’s literacy program.
Sanders, who has made no effort to hide his love for all things socialist, has run through three straight nominating contests and seems poised to become the presumptive nominee by the time Super Tuesday results come in. And while mainstream liberal pundits have convinced themselves that there is no way the Vermont senator can beat Trump in November, Hannity said it’s time to start taking the Sanders threat seriously.
“I always tell you every two years, every four years, what’s the Democratic playbook against Republicans? Always centers around identity politics. Republicans are racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic,” Hannity said. “They want dirty air, water. They want grandma and grandpa to eat dog food and cat food. But before they get to run those phony ads, well, they get to do to each other what they do to Republicans every two and four years.”
Hannity said that this time around, Democrats were doing a horrible job bringing to light the controversial past of their frontrunner. He mentioned a 1972 essay in which Sanders deliberated on some decidedly un-PC topics of sexuality.
“In a piece entitled ‘Man-and-Woman,’ Sanders writes about various ‘rape fantasies,’” Hannity said. “In one section writing, ‘A woman enjoys intercourse with her man as she’s fantasizing about being raped by three men simultaneously.’ Move over creepy Joe and former Mayor Bloomberg.”
Hannity also brought up Sanders’ interview with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes” and a clip the show played showing Bernie praising the communist dictatorship in Cuba.
“In 1989, ‘Bolshevik’ Bernie, well, he visited communist Cuba where he was heaping praise on the Castro regime, praising their free health care, free education, free housing. And just this weekend, Sanders continued to praise Cuba’s socialist dictatorship, lauding its literacy rate,” Hannity said. “Wow. How can you be this disconnected?”
In the interview, Sanders defended himself by saying he was “very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba.”
“But, you know,” he continued, “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program.”
Hannity said everyone should pay close attention to not only Sanders but the rest of the Democratic Party, all of which has at least some affinity for socialism.
“They want to decide what you eat, what you say, where you live and how you make your living and how much you can make,” Hannity said. “Sounds familiar? It should because this kind of all-powerful, centralized, socialist, statist government has been tried all over the world and it has resulted — every single solitary time, without exception — in nothing but suffering and carnage for the people they promised to help so much.”
Socialism is authoritarianism, point blank. And any Democrat that supports Sanders while simultaneously criticizing Trump as a wannabe dictator is talking out of both sides of their mouth. This guy is dangerous for our economy, dangerous for our democracy, and a threat to our freedom. The fact that he’s leading the pack on the Democrat side is a sick window into how far this party has fallen.