Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Against Open Borders… He’s Worse Than Trump!

If Trump said this or any republican they’d be branded a racist…mind you he goes on to say a lot of crazy-assed socialist stuff.

From Vox

Bernie Sanders
Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal.

Ezra Klein

Bernie Sanders
Of course. That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States. …

Ezra Klein
But it would make …

Bernie Sanders
Excuse me …

Ezra Klein
It would make a lot of global poor richer, wouldn’t it?

Bernie Sanders
It would make everybody in America poorer —you’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that. If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people. What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don’t believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs.

You know what youth unemployment is in the United States of America today? If you’re a white high school graduate, it’s 33 percent, Hispanic 36 percent, African American 51 percent. You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those kids?

I think from a moral responsibility we’ve got to work with the rest of the industrialized world to address the problems of international poverty, but you don’t do that by making people in this country even poorer.

  • BillyHW

    What a filthy, disgusting racist.

    • The_Infidel_01

      He must immediately withdraw from the race and banish himself to outter darkness, what a racist pig white privileged 1%er.

      • I bet he has a confederate flag tattoo!

        • The_Infidel_01

          And funds PP, which likes to kill black babies, so they can do it before the cops get them.

  • Waffle

    The hills are alive with the sound of (really bad) music. Something weird happens to grey matter at certain altitudes. Oxygen deprivation?

    • He’s right about open borders and mass immigration, it is a corporate scam.

  • glasnost

    Perhaps a Trump/Sanders ticket…

  • Millie_Woods

    Open borders is not a right wing proposal, it’s a left wing fantasy endorsed by Republicans who are whoring for the Latino vote.

    Saunders is just trying to ride the Trump wave.

  • Dana Garcia

    Open borders are not a “right wing proposal” but a project of the elites on both sides, for their different reasons.

    Maybe Bernie has heard of the Minutemen or the Tea Party? Right wingers support borders and sovereignty rather strongly — no borders, no country.

    • He needs to absolve his class of all guilt;)

    • Minicapt

      Vermont > “Green Mountain Boys”.


  • simus1

    What a remarkably evil looking individual.
    Emperor Barry comes close, but Bernie has intensity.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Within the premises of socialism he embraces, Bernie’s logic is unassailable.

  • John

    Bernie is a firebrand and I don’t mind the guy at all. I used to often watch him on T.V. on Vermont PBS.
    He may be an old-fashioned socialist, but he’s sincere and authentic. He’s not into intersectionalisty, gender politics, victim groups or identity politics. His world is divided into the rich, the poor and those in between. To enounter a socialist who still sees the world in terms of class is downright refreshing, actually.
    Also, those favouring unlimited immigration ( just about everybopdy in both parties) are going to have a very hard time sticking the racist/xenophobe label on this guy.

    • Minicapt

      George Burns: “Sincerity – if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”