Bernie's Closing Argument: Racist, Sexist, Bigot, Homophobes

"he is a sexist, a racist, a homophobe, a xenophobe"

 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a rally for Nevada Democratic candidates at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on October 25, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is closing out the mid-term election with an appeal to the age-old "Republicans are racist, sexist, bigot, homophobes" line of argument.

Speaking with SiriusXM Progress on Monday, the socialist Bernie said that Tuesday's midterm "is the most important midterm election in the modern history of this country."

"We have a president of the United States who is a pathological liar, who really does not understand the difference between truth-telling and lying," said Sanders. "He lies every day."

But President Trump is not only a liar, according to Sanders, which is bad enough; he's everything else in the lexicon of vice.

"In addition," Sanders said, “he is a sexist, a racist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot. He is trying to do what we have never seen in the modern history of this country to do what he is doing right now, to gain votes by trying to divide the American people up based on where we came from."

The socialist went on to say that President Trump's closed border stance against the caravan from Honduras means he hates Latinos.

"We’re supposed to be hating these desperately poor people from Honduras, who are hundreds of miles away from the southern border," Sanders said. "We’re supposed to be hating Latinos. We’re supposed to be hating transgender people. We’re supposed to be hating anyone who is different than white folks. And this is really outrageous."

For this, Sanders implored the people to vote. "Four years ago, as you will recall, we had the lowest voter turnout for a midterm election in the modern history of this country, and the result was tremendous right-wing victories all across this country," he said.

Should Democrats not show up, should voter turnout be poor, Sanders warned the results will be more racism, homophobia, and sexism. "If people don’t want to see millions of their fellow Americans thrown off of health care through the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, if people want to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, if you want to lower the cost of prescription drugs, if you want to deal with climate change, if you want to combat racism and sexism and homophobia, you better be coming out tomorrow, because Wednesday is too late," he said.

Sanders delivered this message to younger voters, who overwhelmingly supported his 2016 presidential bid. "The truth is that the younger generation today is the most progressive generation in the history of this country," he said. "But what I say to them is that their views, whether it’s climate change or Medicare-for-all ― it doesn’t matter unless you get involved in the political process and start electing people who represent those views."

"Young people should not sit back and allow a handful of billionaires to determine what their lives will be like in coming years," he concluded.

Bernie's closing argument stands in line with that of his protégée, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who also played the racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe card in a recent campaign email.

"Six days from now, we can defeat the brutal white supremacist forces of anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant nativism, and racism," she recently said. "We can hold accountable the cold-hearted monsters who have repeatedly attacked our health care. We can send a message to the bigots and billionaires that this country belongs to all of us. We can win if we show up on November 6. We must end Republican control of Congress and begin to reclaim our nation."

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