Bernie Sanders, a man with a proudly 100% pro-abort voting record, has obviously been keeping track of the Catholic bloggers bending themselves into pretzels to justify voting for him:
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been a longtime fan of Pope Francis’ positions on social justice and income inequality, and now he says the pontiff is in fact a socialist – just like himself.
“(W)hat it means to be a socialist, in the sense of what the pope is talking about, what I’m talking about, is to say that we have got to do our best and live our lives in a way that alleviates human suffering, that does not accelerate the disparities of income and wealth,” Sanders tells the Rev. Thomas Rosica, head of the Toronto-based Catholic network Salt and Light in an interview to be broadcast Tuesday evening (Feb. 23).
Rosica, who also works as an English-language attache for the Vatican press office, had asked Sanders if he thought Francis was in fact a socialist, as many of the Argentine-born pope’s conservative critics in the U.S. have claimed. Sanders said yes.
In regard to economics, it is hard to argue that Pope Francis does not know as little about the subject as the Senator for Vermont. Whether he is as big a left wing loon as Sanders, PopeWatch will leave for others to judge. However, it is clear that Democrats will be running in the fall assuming that they have a friend and ally in the Vatican, and they are likely right.