So, what’s the deal with American liberals? When a Republican lies, liberals can’t wait to call them pathological liars like they should. But when a Democrat running for president lies, liberals say it’s a mistake, it’s misconstrued, taken out-of-context or else the candidate bitches about the other side beating up on him. More to the point; during the last week Bernie Sanders lied more than once; including after ambushing Pope Francis in his hotel. But liberals won’t say he lied.
The lies started the day Bernie Sanders announced on MSNBC and repeated on ABC’s The View that he was invited to the Vatican for a conversation with the Pope. As a Vatican expert wrote; the Pope or the Vatican never invited Bernie Sanders to anything. His foreign policy adviser Jeffrey Sachs and his public relations friend used their connections to get Sanders an invitation to speak for at a school conference for ten minutes. He wasn’t invited to Vatican to speak with the Pope.
After hearing a week’s worth of news reports that Bernie was summoned to the Vatican to talk to the Pope, implying he would get a papal endorsement, the real Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi had to announce that “Senator Sanders was not invited by the pope, but by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.” Lombardi also said that the Pope would not be meeting with the candidate, Bernie Sanders because Francis doesn’t get involved in elections or politics and he was going to Greece.
So who continues lying when the Vatican and papal spokesman releases an official Vatican statement exposing a week-long lie? The Sanders’ campaign, that’s who. Instead of staying on the down-low and praying to god that people forget you just lied about the Pope, Sanders’ campaign punked the Pope; and then they lied some more.
According to the Sanders’ campaign, the night before he gave his speech at the school, the Pope sent a message that he changed his mind and wanted to have a meeting with him before he went to Greece. According to a gullible website that believed a Sanders’ acolyte who set up the speech at the school conference;
“While Sanders was having dinner later on Friday night, he learned that the pope would like to meet before leaving for Greece.”
This is despite the Pope announcing the day before he would not be meeting with Sanders. Because besides heading to Greece to talk about the refugees, he never gets involved with candidates during an election. In fact, sources at the real Vatican reportedly refused to return calls to Sanders’ campaign prior to his trip to Rome, and insiders closest to the Holy Father claimed the Pope didn’t want Sanders there at all. He didn’t want the distraction and he doesn’t get involved with candidates for office.
What the Pope wanted didn’t matter because Sanders and his foreign policy adviser Jeffrey Sachs wanted to make that pesky week-old lie go away; come hell or high water and at the expense of the Catholic pope.
The Politico story said “Bernie Sanders privately met with Pope Francis after all at the pontiff’s residence in Vatican City on Saturday morning before the pope left on a trip for Greece. The Democratic presidential candidate was joined by his wife Jane, advisor Jeffrey Sachs, Sachs’ wife, and Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo — who translated — for a roughly five-minute meeting before Pope Francis left for a trip to Greece. There were no photographs taken of the pope and Sanders together.”
Bernie Sanders knew damn well the story was a lie and he never refuted it because, hey, it made his other lies not lies; it’s what makes them pathological. And since no liberal will call him a liar nobody was going to contradict Bernie or dispute his telling of the “five minute meeting.” Good thing Pope Francis isn’t a liberal because he told a completely different version of the meeting that makes everything Bernie Sanders said a lie.
Since the Bern and crew were staying at the same hotel as the Pope and they knew about when he was leaving, something the Pope felt compelled to tell reporters, the Bern crew hung out in the lobby waiting for the Pope to descend for the ambush. According to the Pope, a man that isn’t known for lying and has no reason to;
“This morning when I left, Sen. Sanders was there. … He knew I was leaving at that time. I had the kindness to greet him and his wife and another couple who were with them. When I came down, I greeted them, shook their hands and nothing more. This is good manners. It’s called good manners and not getting mixed up in politics. If anyone thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics, they should see a psychiatrist.”
It sounds like the poor pope was virtually ambushed in the lobby as he was leaving for Greece to pick up some refugees and bring them back to Rome. It also sounds like it was important to him to dispel the lie that he had a five minute sit-down meeting with Sanders. It is funny the Pope said “anyone that thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics should see a psychiatrist” because feeltheberns still think the pope is lying and that he is endorsing Bernie’s campaign.
The Bern’s fanatical followers are candidates for a psychiatric visit according to the pope; they claimed the Pope endorsed Sanders for president and there are official Bernie Sanders campaign posters all over the social media with pictures of the pope and a small child as if Francis is officially part of the campaign. It’s a lie, but hey, pathological liars can’t help themselves, right? At least that’s what liberals always say when they catch a Republican lying.
Does America have a law that says nobody can call out lies when they’re from the left? It’s an honest question because there’s been a solid week of Sanders lies that nobody calls lies. Know what’s a lie? Liberals calling themselves honest when they’re scared shitless to call out another liberal’s lies.
Bernie Sanders lied and the only guy on the planet with courage to say he lied is the pope. True, he didn’t call Bernie a liar in so many words, but he did take the time to do something no-one else would do; tell the world that Bernie’s version of the story wasn’t true. On the street “the story wasn’t true” means somebody lied.