Hilarity comes in many forms, and if you pay attention in politics, there’s nothing more hilarious than watching socialists unknowingly clown themselves.
During a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 2020 Democrat openly running as a socialist, the crowd began to chant out “Moscow Mitch” in reference to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel for his efforts to strike down a theatrical election security bill.
The reaction from the left has been to, oddly enough, label him in line with the Russians, a move McConnel calls “modern-day McCarthyism.”
Crowd at Bernie Sanders rally: "Moscow Mitch! Moscow Mitch! Moscow Mitch! Moscow Mitch!" pic.twitter.com/kH5j3ukSQp
— The Hill (@thehill) August 7, 2019
But as socialists do, they’re not really thinking about the course of action they’re taking, and struck up the “Moscow Mitch” chant behind a man who not only supports old Russian philosophies of economics and government but a guy who used to vacation in Soviet Russia, northeast of Moscow.
Back in January, the O’Rourke campaign dug up an old video of Sanders on his honeymoon, shirtless and partying with Russians. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here’s shirtless Sanders singing “This Land Is Your Land.”
According to the NRO, around that same time, Sanders was meeting with communists and writing them friendly love letters while denouncing then-President Ronald Reagan who he suggested was under the control of corporations:
Sanders made further globe-trotting expeditions to socialist countries. He visited Cuba, scoring a meeting with Havana’s mayor. In 1985 he attended the celebrations marking the sixth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. “In a letter addressed to the people of Nicaragua, penned in conjunction with that trip, Sanders denounced the activities of the Reagan administration, which he said was under the influence of large corporations,” the Guardian notes. “In the long run, I am certain that you will win,” Sanders wrote, “and that your heroic revolution against the Somoza dictatorship will be maintained and strengthened.” (The Sandinistas were ousted by Nicaragua’s voters in 1990).
So here we have the left, especially Sanders voters, trying to smear McConnell for rolling his eyes at a bill Democrats knew was going to fail but would elicit major reactions from the media by accusing him of being a Russian asset. Meanwhile, they’re cheering on a guy who is, for all intents and purposes, a Russian asset.
The irony here is hysterical.