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Judi Lynn

(161,314 posts)
Thu Mar 28, 2024, 02:53 PM Mar 2024

Bernie Moreno says he fled socialism in Colombia for the US in 1971. What does history say?

Martin Pengelly in Washington
Thu, 28 March 2024 at 7:00 am GMT-5·5-min read

Bernie Moreno, the Republican candidate for US Senate in Ohio who expected to mount a stern challenge to Sherrod Brown, the incumbent leftwing Democrat, says his family fled socialism when they came to the US from Colombia in 1971, when he was four years old.

Though such statements formed a central part of Moreno’s campaign message on his way to securing the Republican nomination with support from Donald Trump, they do not withstand historical scrutiny.


In an interview in 2020, about his success as a car dealer in Ohio, Moreno described himself as “somebody who moved to this country a long time ago to escape what happens in most South American countries, which is socialism and the absolute prison of those ideas”.

In 2021, as Moreno moved into national politics with a first run for a Senate nomination, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said he “says he came to the United States as a child with his mother and siblings to flee socialism in their native Colombia. He believes that same ideology is rising in the United States, and he wants to fight back.”

But when Moreno was born, on 14 February 1967, Colombia was nine years into the 16-year period of National Front government, in which conservative and liberal parties alternated being in power as a way to avoid violence between the two factions.

More:
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/bernie-moreno-says-fled-socialism-120008538.html





Bernie Moreno, outstanding in his field.



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Bernie Moreno says he fled socialism in Colombia for the US in 1971. What does history say? (Original Post) Judi Lynn Mar 2024 OP
Colombia has never been a socialist country. Voltaire2 Mar 2024 #1
When Dump endorses you, you can make up your own history and supporters will believe anything you say. Diamond_Dog Mar 2024 #2

Voltaire2

(13,917 posts)
1. Colombia has never been a socialist country.
Thu Mar 28, 2024, 03:18 PM
Mar 2024

What a shock another republican bullshit artist.

On the other hand, we basically ripped Panama out of Colombia in 1909 in order to build our canal.

Diamond_Dog

(32,786 posts)
2. When Dump endorses you, you can make up your own history and supporters will believe anything you say.
Thu Mar 28, 2024, 03:44 PM
Mar 2024

The MAGAidiots don’t read history books anyway.

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