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Bernie Sanders: “I Don’t Mind People… Calling Me a Communist,”

Of course not, Comrade. It’s a badge of pride for the Motherland of Socialism.

In 1972, Sanders, then a gubernatorial protest candidate for the socialist Liberty Union Party, visited an alternative high school in Rutland, Vermont, to give his campaign pitch. During a question-and-answer session, Sanders, then 31, brushed off accusations of being a left-wing radical.

“I don’t mind people coming up and calling me a communist,” Sanders said. “At least, they’re still alive.”

Until I come to power? I’m not sure what that ominous ending is supposed to mean.

But considering how often Trump is going to call Sanders a Communist, it’s a good thing that he’s fine with it. Some Dems may be less fine.

On Monday, the Washington Post reported that in 1983, Soviet Embassy First Secretary Vadim Kuznetsov congratulated Sanders in a letter for his reelection as mayor of Burlington. Kuznetsov, a leader of the Soviet’s spy outfit, had just attended a conference in Sanders’s city a few days earlier.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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