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Bernie Sanders: A ‘real’ socialist

The hard-core right that dominates the hard-to-comprehend Republican party likes to call President Barack Obama a “socialist.” It’s a word they bandy about a lot. It’s also a word they don’t understand. Obama is several things — some bad, some good. But “socialist?” Hardly. Those who think politics is best served by stereotyping uses one-word attacks a lot. They label opponents liars, traitors,communists, socialists, crooks or even worse. But, in the 2016 Presidential election there actually is a self-declared socialist on the ballot. Meet Bernie Sanders, listed as an “independent” on his biographical sketch as a Senator and the man
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