When Fox News Business brought on Thor Halvorssen, the network expected the President and Founder of the Human Rights Foundation to bash Bernie Sanders. What they got instead, was an education of what Democratic socialism is and an announcement of his endorsement for Sanders.
Host Trish Regan began the segment, saying, “Senator Sanders wants America to be a socialist country and even liberals are blasting his agenda,” before introducing Halvorssen. When Regan said ‘Socialist’ she pretty much said in Republican caps, because scary!
Halvorssen begins by discussing some of the various definitions of socialism, describing the academic socialism as nearly synonymous with communism, and the differences between countries with socialist governments, like Sweden and Denmark, and socialist authoritarian governments, like Venezuela.
Then Halvorssen dropped another truth bomb on Fox News.
“I actually made the largest contribution allowable to the campaign of Bernie Sanders,” he said.
Halvorssen then cited the millions of dollars in donations Hillary Clinton received from countries who notoriously violate human rights, such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Algeria, Bahrain, and Qatar. Before getting cut off by Ragan, Halvorssen slammed Trump for his embrace of Russia’s dictator-like President, Vladimir Putin.
Putin and Trump have had a bromance. Conservatives have embraced the Russian President, too.
— Thor Halvorssen (@ThorHalvorssen) March 2, 2016
They expected him to bash Bernie Sanders only to find out he’s endorsing the Democratic Socialism.
— 🌹 (@LifeforceVibes) March 4, 2016
“I’d rather have a democratic socialist than a supporter of dictators in the White House,” Halvorssen said.
Sanders defined himself in 2006 as a Democratic Socialist, saying, “I think it means the government has got to play a very important role in making sure that as a right of citizenship, all of our people have health care; that as a right, all of our kids, regardless of income, have quality child care, are able to go to college without going deeply into debt; that it means we do not allow large corporations and moneyed interests to destroy our environment; that we create a government in which it is not dominated by big money interest. I mean, to me, it means democracy, frankly.’’
Millennials are concerned over college debt and rightfully so. The backbreaking debt lasts much of their adult lifetimes in most cases. While millennials suck at voting locally and during midterm elections, they come out in full force for Presidential campaigns and a lot of them are feeling the Bern.
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