Sanders: Pope Francis is a socialist like me

(RNS) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been a longtime fan of Pope Francis’ positions on social justice and income inequality, and now he says the pontiff is in fact a socialist — just like himself.

  • David

    Can’t argue with that.

    • Nope;)

    • Clausewitz

      And neither of these two have ever really contributed much to society except claim they have the right to tell what to do with your money.

  • Dana Garcia

    Both men are generous with other people’s money, true enough.

    • Like peas in a pod.

      • Dana Garcia

        And if Bernie thinks income inequality is bad now, just wait till robots are doing half the jobs. This time will be remembered as the good old days in the automated near future.

  • Hard Little Machine

    As long as you ignore the Pope’s odd, murky and never explained relationship with the right wing Pinochet junta in the 1970’s

    • Tell me more.

    • Minicapt

      Pinochet was the good guy … in Chile …
      Perhaps you are thinking of Videla and the National Reorganisation Process?


      • I don’t know about Pinochet, but Allende was a bad guy. Lionized by Socialists who claimed that he was assassinated by the CIA. Well it turns out that Allende committed suicide — they exhumed his body a few years ago and did an autopsy and discovered that he was killed by a bullet from his own gun. Even his family claims that he committed suicide. I wonder what Bergoglio’s position was on Allende.

        • Minicapt

          The rumour several years after the event was not suicide, but clumsiness. He was supposedly carry a duded-up AKM given to him by Fidel, loaded etc, and he tripped over a rug in his living room.


  • Micky C.

    Well duh!

  • Ken

    I’m shocked!

  • Brett_McS

    If he doesn’t get the nomination for the Dems …

  • We knew, Bernie.

  • Ed

    Uh… Bernie. The pope didn’t honeymoon in the Soviet Union like you did. The Pope lives in slightly fancier digs than you. YOU may be a socialist, but the Pope just talks the talk.

    • I’m sure if you do some digging on Bernie you’ll find that he’s no different than any other armchair Socialist and he has money socked away somewhere — all of them are wealthy elites, even Communists like the Castro brothers. And I think Bernie gets campaign money from billionaires like Soros.

  • BillyHW

    Finally, a politician that speaks the truth.

    • Alain

      I would say almost speaks the truth, since “socialist” is a cover for communist.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    The only difference between Bernie and Frank are the skirts. Got no use for either of ’em.