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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 10:27 AM Apr 2016

It seems Bernie's big adventure was worse than first thought [View all]

It seems that the Pope was confronted by reporters about Bernie Sanders while the Pope was trying to set the media stage with the Syrian refugee crisis. The purpose for the Pope's trip out of the country was to rescue some refugees and bring them back with him. He had hoped to stir interest in the media about his trip, his concerns about the refugees--bringing international attention to the critical ongoing problem. Instead, Bernie Sanders had his own international agenda.

Yes. our grandstanding challenger for the Democratic nominee picked this important time to finagle an invite to a conference where he wanted to speak--getting penciled into a coffee break spot. He had been touting his impending "meeting with the Pope" and "invitation from the Vatican" falsely for a week--stirring media interest from here--deliberately, too (the point! Obviously!)

It is all about Bernie.
Bernie then used campaign cash to fly himself, his extended family, his SS agents, staff, and reporters on a hu-uuuuuge chartered jet burning tens of thousands of gallons of fuel on a turn-around trip to Italy to do so.

While there he ambushed the Pope and got a handshake--not a meeting, and spoiled the Pope's careful plans.


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"It is all about Bernie." Yes, it is. Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #1
The cost of fuel alone for that 777 aircraft was almost $200,000 round trip! George II Apr 2016 #2
Spending like the 1%? apcalc Apr 2016 #3
Reminds me of - OhZone Apr 2016 #4
I hadn't looked at this that way, thinking the whole fiasco more a joke. ismnotwasm Apr 2016 #5
I can't unsee it either pandr32 Apr 2016 #8
You really Cannot Make this Shite up! And, there's bernie iiving large Cha Apr 2016 #6
"BS sucked all the air out of..." pandr32 Apr 2016 #9
Francis is a pretty savvy guy. MBS Apr 2016 #11
I am quite sure it didn't gain him any new votes as intended pandr32 Apr 2016 #12
Quite the opposite Treant Apr 2016 #24
There needs to me some reporters state side who will call him out on his BULLSHIT. Cha Apr 2016 #14
The reporters/writers for the liberal Catholic press MBS Apr 2016 #17
Wow, thank you for these links. Shall read them later today! Cha Apr 2016 #19
when you open the Commonweal article, MBS Apr 2016 #21
Mahalo for the heads up, MBS! Cha Apr 2016 #22
*Beep Beep* Move it kids! Here comes Uncle Bernie and his first world problems!!! nt kjones Apr 2016 #7
So, is MSNBC going to report on this or just keep making up stories... Walk away Apr 2016 #10
I doubt they will. pandr32 Apr 2016 #13
Tuesday. Walk away Apr 2016 #16
Tuesday can't come soon enough pandr32 Apr 2016 #25
I don't know if the media or Sanders will change their tune but.... Walk away Apr 2016 #27
Most of the media stories I have seen here at least have misleading headlines. spooky3 Apr 2016 #15
I don't speak Italian but athena Apr 2016 #18
The posts on GD-P are hilarious SharonClark Apr 2016 #20
I knowit! I cruised through them already...spin, spin, spin! pandr32 Apr 2016 #26
When you point out the ridiculousness they scream "BUTTHURT!" Stuckinthebush Apr 2016 #29
Really Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2016 #32
"It is all about Bernie." workinclasszero Apr 2016 #23
He is his number one priority. I don't get the attraction livetohike Apr 2016 #28
So the final takeaway form Vaticangate was Tarc Apr 2016 #30
Excellent synopsis. LAS14 Apr 2016 #31
If you look at the Pope's DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #33
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