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The Democrats' Russian Sex Change Operation

The Democrats have had the equivalent of a sex change operation over Russia. It would make for an hilarious black comedy were it not for the dangerous implications for the safety of the human race — not to mention the increasingly disastrous miseducation of our youth.

In fact, this sex change is so extreme it should make even a card-carrying LGBTQQP2SAA blush.

Take our erstwhile senator from Vermont, Comrade Bernie, even now off touring the country with the latest "progressive" fave, a socialist with the apparent knowledge base of one of those clueless dimbulbs chosen for satiric man-on-the-street TV interviews.

Bernie, as many know, is a man who picked the Soviet Union for his honeymoon. As one who paid two lengthy visits to the USSR at about the same time on "cultural exchanges," I can assure you that most of us would rather spend our honeymoons at a toxic waste dump, which a significant part of that country resembled and still does.

Not only that, on those two visits — and also on two subsequent trips post-Communism — I noticed the most obvious income disparity, something Senator Sanders is supposed to abhor. Yes, we have pretty wretched poverty in Appalachia and the inner cities, but this was pervasive, with all the clichés about empty stores with babushka ladies on breadlines one hundred percent accurate. I saw it for myself from Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia to Simferopol, Crimea. It's slightly better now under oligarchic capitalism, but still nothing like the West.

It's one thing to excuse the naive idealism of Lincoln Steffens, who returned from Moscow in 1918 to tell us, "I have seen the future and it works." But Sanders went on his Soviet honeymoon in 1988, fifteen years after the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. How romantic.

If there were ever a place where elites (nomenklatura) ruled and the sainted proletariat got the short end of the proverbial stick, it was the USSR. Further, all the visitors to the Soviet Union, and many later, were under constant surveillance by intelligence agencies. I know I was — oh, how I was — since I was approached by the KGB to "help them," a moment as terrifying as any in my life. (You can read about it here.) Spying has been a Russian constant since the czars.

Only willfully blind true believers could have ignored all of that, but Bernie Sanders did.

And now he's yammering on that Trump is betraying us to Russia. As if.

But he's not half as bad or half as hypocritical as ex-CIA chief John O. Brennan.

Brennan — it is well known and he admits it — voted for Communist Party USA chief Gus Hall in the 1976 presidential election. Talk about sex change operations. He excuses that as kind of youthful indiscretion — he was in his early twenties — and evidently many (including Obama, who gave him his job) believed him or said they did.