“Socialism yesterday, Socialism today, Socialism tomorrow.”
Bernie Sanders isn’t doing so well with black voters, even as President Trump’s polling with black voters continues to improve. If Sanders becomes the nominee, the results are going to be interesting. And this sort of thing isn’t gonna help matters any.
Seven years after Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to George Wallace as “perhaps the most dangerous racist in America today,” a young Bernie Sanders praised the segregationist Alabama governor.
In an interview with the Brattleboro Reformer in 1972, Sanders, then 31, said Wallace “advocates some outrageous approaches to our problems, but at least he is sensitive to what people feel they need.”
Sanders, now a Vermont senator and 2020 Democrat, said, “What we need are more active politicians working for the people.”
The 1972 remarks surprised the interviewer at the time, who wrote that “even though [Sanders] has been labeled a ‘leftist radical’ by some persons, Sanders had some praise for [Wallace].”
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