Sanders’ Comments on Slavery Will Likely Lead to Trouble with Black Voters

Sanders’ Comments on Slavery Will Likely Lead to Trouble with Black Voters

Vermont senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has done undoubtedly well in his campaign efforts thus far and is even thought to have the current lead over frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden. However, there is one demographic that Bernie has always struggled to connect with and one that is crucial for a win in November: the black community. And if past comments like these keep resurfacing, it’s unlikely that he will ever gain ground with them.

In the past few months, Bernie Sanders has gone from nearly being in the last place in the top tier, to almost being first, steadily surpassing his opponents one by one.

In December, he was about 15 or so points behind Biden. In January, that deficit decreased to only 10. And now, in early February, RealClearPolitics latest polls show Sanders averaging less than four points behind the former VP.

With his growth in the polls, has come a mounting concern by the moderate left that Sanders will actually win the nomination. And while that might sound like good news, they fear it will spell disaster for the party in the general election.

It is the opinion of many that America will not receive Bernie’s openly socialistic views well, that they are simply too progressive for this date and time. And as a result, President Trump’s far-reaching ideas on capitalism will be the favorite by far.

Naturally, when Democrats see what appears to be an impending failure, they take part in the cancel culture they have worked so hard to produce, attacking even their own for the sake of not losing power. And so the democratic establishment and his opponents have begun attacking his character in the hopes to draw voters away from him and to others who they believe might actually have a shot against Trump.

Through liberal based media outlets, videos and documents have been released that prove the socialist senator has said some not so sensitive things about slavery and the black community. Now, most of these were said by him some 30-40 years ago. But he did say them nonetheless.

The first attack on Sanders came from The Daily Beast, which reported in January that Sanders had compared the sale of a Vermont mining company to “the days of slavery when black people were sold to different owners without their consent.” He said this in 1976 during an interview with a local newspaper.

A year later, in 1977, Sanders made similar comments comparing slavery to the working class in Vermont.

Politico noted that another year later, in 1978, Bernie compares slavery to capitalism, saying, “I believe that the vast majority of the people in the world and of this country are living in a slave-like condition not terribly different from what existed in this country before the Civil War.”

The outlet also remarked on Sanders’ comparison of poor white people to black people during the apartheid in South Africa. He said in a 1986 public forum that underprivileged Vermonters were “the equivalent of blacks in South Africa. They don’t vote, they aren’t involved, they don’t care about the issues.”

When he was confronted by a fellow forum member about these comments, he insisted upon them even more, insinuating that those in Vermont were even worse off than blacks in South Africa. He responded by saying, “Obviously, the analogy is not true…because in South Africa the blacks are not invisible – they are beginning to stand up.”

Now, while these past statements are not particularly hateful, they are incredibly insensitive and could prove problematic for the socialist candidate. Sanders already has issues gaining ground in the black communities of America, and comments like these will not help his situation any. As Politico says, they “raise legitimate questions about how he approaches race.” Also, it points to a tendency of diminishing slavery while lifting up class issues, giving a “false equivalency.”

His campaign, since they are not able to deny these comments, has made a point of calling these attacks, just that. Sanders’ national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray remarked, “We expect to see these desperate last-minute attacks continue as long as this movement thrives, but Americans trust Bernie Sanders, and they can identify a cynical, politically motivated ploy when they see one.”

And while we most certainly can, his comments past or present aren’t precisely what we are looking for in a president.

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26 thoughts on “Sanders’ Comments on Slavery Will Likely Lead to Trouble with Black Voters

  1. Why would anybody expect anything less from a Wannabe Socialist Dictator who is fine with killing babies ? The Democrats have always been Racist as shown by their actions. The Democrats policies have hurt and got more people killed than anything else. Democrats have not been friends to the American Citizens, especially the Jewish and Blacks for decades. If the obamanation administration and every Dem Candidate running in 2020 don’t make people realize that we are doomed. I couldn’t believe the massive amount of Jewish people that voted for Obama in 2012. Do your research and you will see the Democrats are the party of baby killers, Slavery, Jim Crow, The KKK, and against Civil Rights for blacks as shown by their policies and actions. The Democrats are aligned with every Anti-American group. The Democrats didn’t even allow blacks until 1924. The big switch in Parties was and is a big lie. Look it up, it was a couple people.
    The Republicans are the party that opposed to Slavery, helped arm blacks in the south to fight against the KKK thru the NRA, passed civil rights act, and done more to help minorities than others. Blacks were Republican until they started believing the lies of the Democrats and went on the handout wagon.
    People should not be supporting the Democrats after their Seditious and Treasonous actions of spying and attempted Coup(s) from the 2016 Election. More people need to look into Blexit and WalkAway. Get off The Democrat Plantation and stop listening To The Democrats Lies.

    1. Mike Wilson yes 6 million Americans of the Jewish faith voted for Hillary and 2 million of the Jewish faith voted for Trump. 48 million Americans of the Christian faith voted for Hillary. That is 8 times more Christians than Jews who voted for Hillary. Stop singling out the Americans of the Jewish faith. That only gives the anti Semites more ammunition.

  2. I have a problem with any of these peopl that have never created a job, never contributed to anything nor have ever held a REAL job and in Bernie’s case lived off the taxpayer all of his life. That is enough for me. I do not need to know anything else about him no matter how much so many people expect to get FOR FREE if Bernie becomes President.

  3. What does anyone expect Bernie is a Communist and that is what it creates for everyone living there. don’t any of you know anything about what it is like in Russia, when a store gets a shipment of new shoes in it is all one size and style. now wouldn’t that be fun if you wear a 12 and size 8’s come in.
    In a Communist country, most of your check goes to the government to pay for everyone else’s healthcare, and what happens when the equipment breaks? They want to be the only ones that have money.
    After the German’s took over Austria, the eventually paid the people with food stamps, if you were sick you didn’t get your food stamps, so you starved to death. Watch the video speech by Kitty Werthmann, she was young in Austria and she tells it all.

  4. My better half went to Cuba 15+ years ago with a dozen of her Baptist churhc to spend a week in the mid of country. Peasants are still peasants but worse off. They used to grow their own foods’yard chickens,vegatables, pigs etc. Not anymore, that competes with the State The State provides each person 2 lbs black beans, 2 lbs rice, some chicken parts monthly. They also found toilet paper is rationed. They have very little to none of bands aids or things we would find over the counter in drug stores. One tooth brush per year was furnished partly with the state providing them while absorbing some cost. A year later, the State made them pay 100% for THE toothbrush. FREE MEDICAL CARE? Castro flew to Spain for his medical care.

  5. All comments above are great; the only problem with them is that America’s young “voters” know nothing of these conditions.
    That is exactly why; after being drafted and sent to S.E.Asia, I saw the need for every able bodied young person being “drafted” into service overseas; whether military or in some org. like the Peace Corps. Let them spend some time in these socialist/communist nations, let them see the misery such governments create for their people!

  6. Continuing to Align Negro Americans to slavery doesn’t help them one bit! As horrible as it was, they don’t need to carry that tag on their backs anymore. They are equal citizens as anyone else.

  7. This idiot wants to tell people how to live.The ass hole didn’t hold a job ever!But wants everyone to get free without paying or contribut ing!Total failure! MAGA 2020

  8. Life as we know and appreciate will no longer be even a resemblance of America as being the land of the free, if Bernie the COMMUNIST SOCIALIST were to win the election for President. This man is a danger to every man, woman and child, Americans of all races, religions, customs and traditions. Communism, SOCIALISTS, when ELECTED,after all the LIES and BRAINWASHING, Deceiving the people with an agenda that cannot happen without DESTROYING the COUNTRY. HE attacks all the good of AMERICA, because nothing he promises is good for the COUNTRY. Socialism began WITH, DISARM the entire COUNTRY, BECAUSE AN UNARMED COUNTRY WILL NOT REACT VIOLENTLY WHEN THEY SEE WHAT HIS AGENDA WILL DO. HE WILL HIRE HIS OWN ARMY TO SERVE HIM ONLY, TO PUNISH ANY DESENTERS. SOCIALISTS ARE POWER HUNGRY, AND WILL PUNISH AND KILL, OR IMPRISON HIS “EMEMIES”. HE IS PARANOID, CONSIDERS HIMSELF SUPERIOR TO ANYONE, THERE WILL BE NO FOREIGN POLI CY, NO ONE WILL DEAL WITH A COMMUNIST SOCIALIST EXCEPT ANOTHER SOCI ALIST STATE. NOTHING WILL BE DONE FOR THE PEOPLE, HE WILL OWN THE BANKING SYSTEM, ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES,, ALL BUSINESSES, THE MEDICAL SYSTEM, JOBS WILL BE GONE. ONLY THE JOBS HE NEEDS. THERE WILL BE NO LAW ENFORCEMENT, NO MILITARY. FOR ALL OF YOU YOUNG, AND A VERY UNEDUCATED, UNINFORMED, OF. THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, THE WARS THAT FOUGHT AGAINST COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM, AND A DICTATORSHIP GOVERNMENT. ALL THE FREEBIES AND FREE MEDICAL FOR ALL INCLUDING ILLEGALS IS A LIE. ASK VENEZUELANS WHO RAN FROM A DICTATOR. THE Y HAVE NO EDUCATION NOTHING. NO MEDICAL FACILITIES, IF YOU GET SICK, NEED A DOCTOR, NEED SUGERY. YOU WILL WAIT OR DIE. NO ONE WILL CARE. FOOD MARKETS ARE GONE. SHELVES BECOME EMPTY, NOT EVEN TOILET PAPER. HE WILL DETERMINE AND ASSIGN HOW MUCH FOOD, AND NECCESSITIES ARE NEEDED FOR A FAMILY. HE WILL OPEN FOOD KITCHENS, FOR YOU YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT A FOOD KITCHEN IS, IF YOU VOTE FOR BERNIE, YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES WILL FIND OUT, OR DIE OF HUNGER. VOTING FOR A DERANGED SOCIALIST IS AUTHORIZING A MONSTER TO TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE, LOVED ONES, YOUR COUNTRY, AND ALL PROPERTY, PEOPLES NEEDS. POVERTY , LAWLESSNESS, DEATH, AND SUFFERING WILL BE ALL YOU GET WHEN YOU VOTE FOR A POWER, MONEY HUNGRY MONSTER. HE WANTS TO RULE THE NATION AT ALL COSTS. LOOK GOOD AT THIS LIAR, HE IS AN ANGRY MAN WHO NEVER HAD ANYTHING UNTIL HE BECAME A SENATOR, NOW HE IS RICH, WITH MANSIONS, HOMES IN DIFFERENT PLACES, HE HELPED CASTRO TAKE OVER CUBA, H IS BIBLE IS THE ALINSKY RULES OF TAKING OVER A COUNTRY. PLEASE LOOK THIS UP, INVESTIGATE THIS CREATURE OF DISTRUCTION. THE ALINSKY RULES OF COMMUNIST SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP. HE IS EVIL, NEVER VOTE TO DESTROY YOUR COUNTRY, WHEN YOU VOTE, VOTE TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR ALL PEOPLE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  9. you have to look no further than the imbeciles that stand with bernie,mostly college students and even younger ones that believe every thing in america should be free. this nut case owns 3 huge homes and the money he steals is put in his wife’s name so he don’t have to claim it on his taxes. he mutters like a mad man and the mad ones and ignorants urge him on. what a pity if some one like this stupid ever gets to be your communist dictator.

  10. Everything in these comments restore my faith in America thank God the people that are. Reading and writing these comments are speaking up. THANK YOU

  11. Bernie Sanders and his followers are nothing more than communist socialist and will sell this country out to the highest bidder. If you don’t believe it read Karl Marx Communist Manifesto. The writing is on the wall. Maybe we should bring back compulsory military service then maybe the younger generation will have a greater appreciation for the sacrifices that those of us who served made to protect the freedoms that this generation enjoys.

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