July 21, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders caught lying about his honeymoon in the Soviet Union

Jessica SwietoniowskiRebel Correspondent

While he was campaigning in Iowa today, I asked Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders if he regretted taking his honeymoon in what is now the former Soviet Union. He denied having done so, and told me to “get my facts straight” — so I did:

Here's what Sanders himself told the Washington Post in May:

Bernie Sanders was bare-chested, towel-draped, sitting at a table lined with vodka bottles, as he sang “This Land Is Your Land” to his hosts in the Soviet Union in the spring of 1988.

The just-married socialist mayor from Vermont was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon,” an official 10-day visit to the communist country, and he was enthralled with the hospitality and the lessons that could be brought home.

This “honeymoon” story has since been picked up around the world. And it bothers me because my family fled communist-run Poland and found refuge in Canada.

How can a man who wants to be president of the United States not only vacation in a communist dictatorship, but then blatantly lie about it, like he just did with me?

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commented 2019-07-22 22:45:14 -0400
Actually I think Ezra and theREBEL crew are playing this very well…first show that Trump is the good guy and the democrats are the creeps…then show what happens when a country goes gloryhole bareback on imigration…then as the election cycle gets closer to the end focus on the local issues.
commented 2019-07-22 13:11:22 -0400
Duke, you make very good points and I agree with what you are saying. Still, our Election is closing fast, and we should be priority for The Rebel. They live here too, and should be seriously worried about October. The Liberal lies are running wild, and corruption is real. As John Good said, “Doesn’t look good for Canada!” This will likely be the last time I vote in a Federal Election, so I hope that my vote counts this time around. It did not help us in the last Election. If we oust Trudeau, then I say by all means travel the World and attempt to fix everyone else’s problems. But not until after our Election. I did love the way he put that Pakistani in his place at the Media Freedom Conference.
commented 2019-07-22 12:53:26 -0400
I agree with Robert on both points. I also read Barbara’s comment and that makes solid sense. I feel that this story by Jessica is jumping the gun. Bernie may not be lying, here. I am no fan of the left or Sanders, either, but journalistic integrity is sliding a little on this one, I believe. Unless it can be proven that this was not the actual honeymoon, or that it served as honeymoon due to having to be there for other purposes, the story should be pulled.

Also, The Rebel should not spread themselves too thinly. Do not sacrifice the Canadian cause to help the USA. They have Alex Jones!
commented 2019-07-22 12:49:31 -0400
Robert, it seems to me that Ezra is going around the world to disprove that old leftist mantra that The Rebel is not “real” journalism. The Rebel seems to be making a hit in the US with their media featuring them and interviewing them. They have access to the Whitehouse and US politicians. They made a huge hit at the Media Freedom Conference and pointed out that it was complete BS. Even the MSM supported them. Apparently they left is realizing that “real” is not the same as “conventional”.

The Canadian Left will have a harder time excluding and marginalizing them after this junket in the free world.
commented 2019-07-22 12:36:21 -0400
IMHO, Barbara makes a good point. Bernie’s trip just may have coincided with his recent marriage, so why not joke about it. I would have done the same. Then Joel also makes a good point. We need to know more about the context of the trip. I am not a fan of Bernie, nor any Democrat, or Democrat Socialists, or whatever you call them. But it is now time for The Rebel to get back to our issues here in Canada. Trump will take care of the US, and our Elections are much closer than theirs. John Good’s post makes it clear how important it is that we deal with our Socialists up here. For now, let the Brits take care of Tommy and all those other “issues” (that they brought upon themselves). I’ve eased up on financial support because The Rebel is spending far too much time messing with other issues around the World, and not focusing on ours. Is The Rebel not Canadian? If so, then it’s time to get the hell back to Canada, and focus on eliminating the scourge that is Trudeau. Now… Or is it that The Rebel is receiving more funds from the US and Britain?
commented 2019-07-22 10:25:44 -0400
It’s not uncommon when newlywed go on trips within their first years to think of all of them as honeymoons. I would have like to hear more about the contents and context of his trip.
commented 2019-07-22 10:08:58 -0400
John Good:
You mention becoming a socialist country. Your point is a valid one. The issue is not complex at all. We simply need to step back and look at the fundamental factors in order to understand what socialism is.
Lets begin with two very well known examples from our recent past. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Both of these men were hard core socialists and here are the facts about both. Both had to control the follow issues in order to become dictators. Now compare the list to Trudeau.

1. Health Care:
Control health care and you control the population. It controls the income of the nation.

2. Poverty:
Increase poverty levels as high as possible. The poor are easy to control on welfare because they won’t resist if you are providing for them.
When the unemployed outweigh the employed, national collapse occurs. With more than 80% of muslim “refugees” living on your dollar, poverty is skyrocketing in Canada.

3. Debt:
Increase national debt to an unsustainable level so to increase taxes on the rich (the rich are considered those who are employed).
Take taxes and distribute to those who are unemployed (welfare)
-Trudeau wants to bring 1.2 million “refugees” into Canada while vowing to “pay” $50,000.00 per family. Let’s use some very basic conservative numbers here. We’ll say there are 4 people per family and there will be 1 million “refugees” arriving. 1 million / 4 = 250,000 (families). 250,000 x $50,000.00 = $12,500,000,000.00 BILLION dollars per year in welfare payments alone for LIFE. The taxpayer foots this bill. This factor directly affects #2 as well as #5. Don’t forget that medical & eye care are bonuses. “Free” education is also included for them all.

4. Gun control:
Remove citizen’s ability to defend themselves from government control.

5. Welfare:
Control all aspects of people’s lives (food, housing, income etc) once you control the people you now control the voters. The more “refugees” that enter the country the more votes Trudeau will gain.

6. Education:
Control what children are being taught today and tomorrow it will become policy.
-teach children they have the right to entitlement and it becomes policy
-teach children they have the right to welfare over working and that too becomes policy
-teach children that homosexuality and transgender lifestyles are natural and it becomes policy. Oh, and you will be forced to accept these issue or be punished for it!

7. Faith in God:
Remove God from society and you remove morality from society.

8. Class warfare:
Divide the employed from the unemployed (welfare recipients) and you gain full support for all decisions government will impose by force against the employed.
-racially divide the people
-economically divide the people
-politically divide the people

9. Silencing the free press
- Dictators always get started by suppressing free press. In other words it’s a consolidation of power. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press or at least the press that criticizes them.
-The free press reports on all the above mentioned factors regardless of politicians demands or opinions. Without honest and current updates how can the public understand the state of the nation?
commented 2019-07-22 10:02:26 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 16 hours ago
If the current president is any indication, lying about your Russian escapades is only more likely to get people to vote for you.
Except that the evidence is opposite of zher opinion. As usual:

Mueller Report Finds No Evidence Of Russian Collusion

So why does Andrew want to believe and promulgate lies?
commented 2019-07-22 09:58:50 -0400
GEORGE LUCK commented 17 mins ago
Liberals lie.
It is one of the immutable laws of nature.
Deal with it.
And the way to deal with it is to point it out whenever it occurs.

And then ask them the question that they will never answer: why do you want to believe and disseminate lies?
commented 2019-07-22 09:53:54 -0400
Enough Americans rejected Socialism to get Donald J Trump elected in 2016, & President Trump has stated “America will never be a Socialist Country”!
SO, what are we going to do about Trudeau, the Liberals, the NDP and the Greens???
Vote them out? Going to be tough to do, as Canada does not have an Electoral College based system for fair elections, ANYBODY can run for Public Office (no matter how inexperienced) & election fraud is a reality!
Doesn’t look good for Canada!
commented 2019-07-22 09:39:44 -0400
Liberals lie.
It is one of the immutable laws of nature.
Deal with it.
commented 2019-07-22 02:23:43 -0400
Sadly this is what the left does. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!! Tony Blair did it over Iraq. No wonder they called him Tony Bliar!!!
commented 2019-07-22 00:56:24 -0400
One way or another…in every sense of the word the honeymoon is over.
commented 2019-07-21 23:47:17 -0400
I definitely heard him say more than once that he honeymooned in Russia. If you can’t believe Bernie then which Democrat can you believe?

BTW, using socialist methods, his wife cooked the books at the college she was the chancellor, ending with the school going bankrupt. This is an example of how his “democratic socialism” works. Why does the press not question him on that. In fact, the last I heard was that there was an investigation for fraud, but nothing since.

So much manure yet Bernie and the Dems never seem to have their feet touch the ground according to the US press.
commented 2019-07-21 21:09:13 -0400
Barbara Cook : Never….ever…. give career politicians any leeway or “benefit of doubt”.
commented 2019-07-21 20:57:26 -0400
I am no fan of Bernie and find his ideology unrealistic and scary. However, in journalistic fairness, perhaps he was being facetious and sarcastic when he admitted it was a “strange honeymoon”. Maybe the trip was happening at an unfortunate time but he went out of necessity instead of preference.
commented 2019-07-21 20:50:46 -0400
He is part of the Deep-State agenda to reduce the U.S. to tyranny by means of an agenda that created the dictatorships from Cuba to Somalia. Whatever name you call it, socialism, progressiveness, communism, or fascism, it is a path to dependency and the loss of all individual liberty. Bernie Sanders lives up to his initials: B.S.
commented 2019-07-21 20:38:09 -0400
Bernie Sanders is Bat Sh.t Crazy, have you ever seen him when he is doing one of his rants, his face gets as red as that ‘Post Your Comment’ option, below. Commie Bar Steward.
commented 2019-07-21 20:35:36 -0400
How can you tell when a politician is lying… oh yeah, it’s when his lips are moving!!
commented 2019-07-21 20:20:11 -0400
Well Andrew….you actually had an intelligent,common sense post on another thread the other day……but I see that you have retreated into your comfort zone.
You really are a boil on the arse of humanity….and the only cure for a boil is to have it lanced……
commented 2019-07-21 20:12:18 -0400
Well he’s ancient. I doubt if he can remember that long ago. Can you? It’s up to voters to remove the political candidates that aren’t subject to term limits
commented 2019-07-21 19:07:23 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 1 hour ago
If the current president is any indication, lying about your Russian escapades is only more likely to get people to vote for you.

Just like lying about the Russians hacking your server is bound to get people not to.
commented 2019-07-21 18:56:37 -0400
Once again, we’re subjected to the all knowing andrewisms from all knowing andrew. However, everyone whom has read them are all feeling a lot dumber after doing so.
commented 2019-07-21 17:57:07 -0400
If the current president is any indication, lying about your Russian escapades is only more likely to get people to vote for you.
commented 2019-07-21 17:41:41 -0400
You got some moxy Jesscia. You’ll be all sharpened up for our battle against our own socialists as our election campaigns gear up, which they are already starting to do. Interesting that the furthest left unabashed socialists are all geriatric. Bernie Sanders (even Warren) and Lizzy May in Canada’s lotus land still live in the 60’s and are all well over 60.