The left never ceases to amaze and reactions to the illusion of Iran’s presidential election was no exception.
Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, tweeted out her agreement with an assessment of the Islamic nation’s election last week that actually claimed it was a “lesson” for the U.S.
Voter turnout in Iran was 70%.
High participation among the young. The worldly & moderate candidate prevailed with ease.
Lesson for the US!
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) May 20, 2017
Iranians show the world how it’s done. https://t.co/f3gQyhL4Va
— Jane O’Meara Sanders (@janeosanders) May 20, 2017
Never mind that Iran is not a democracy and that the office of president is overseen by a religious supreme leader who is not accountable to voters and can overrule the elected representative at any time.
@NicholsUprising Of course the candidates had to be approved in advance bt a council of religious fanatics but whatever
— Chase Murray (@c_murrayiii) May 23, 2017
@janeosanders Is this a joke?
— T Skow (@nalbanymoose) May 23, 2017
And while President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in what is being called a landslide victory, with 57 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times, he and his opponents were ultimately approved by the 12-member Guardian Council before the race began.
@NicholsUprising If the Pope chose every single candidate in Italy’s elections, would you congratulate them? Shameful betrayal of Iranian political prisoners
— Ken Dodd (@KendoDodd) May 23, 2017
With two of the six approved candidates dropping out, the choices for Iranian citizens was slim but came down to the “moderate” incumbent, Rouhani, and his hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi.
But these “facts” in an orchestrated contest seem lost on progressives like Sanders and other liberals.
@NicholsUprising Yeah, Iran’s GREAT at teaching election lessons https://t.co/JdJ9mTVom2
— Patrick Arnold (@PatrickArnold77) May 23, 2017
Twitter users were not so easily duped.
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My god. This is a bad Tweet. https://t.co/CUx9pcimZQ
— Nathaniel D’Iorio (@DIorioNathaniel) May 23, 2017
@EliLake OMG! You swallowed the shill! Do you not know what forced elections in a dictatorship are? Seriously?
— LCoghlan (@lezleecog) May 23, 2017
@janeosanders .Have you and your husband ever met a murderous dictatorship you DIDN’T love?
— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) May 23, 2017
@janeosanders Are you kidding me?
Praising a regime that hangs girls for being raped and executes gays?
— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) May 23, 2017
Spotted: Jackass tweet of the week. Kudos to all for playing, but praising sham Iranian ‘democracy’ faked by killer mullahs takes the cake. https://t.co/T5L7bdSBfF
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) May 23, 2017
@janeosanders Worldly & moderate? You mean the guy that sent children into battle against #Iraq, denies the holocaust & threatens Israel w extinction?
— search4sense (@search4sense) May 23, 2017
Useful idiot alert… https://t.co/ZJwhIifyFa
— Ben Tallman (@benhtallman) May 23, 2017
This is your brain on progressive liberal BS – as dumb as dumb could possible get https://t.co/qm9xlgpAg1
— Jon_McMe™ ????? (@JohnnieOil) May 23, 2017
@janeosanders Terrorism, Hatred, Bigotry, Oppression? Which do you feel they are best at and a shining example for the world?
— Gary McGurk (@gary_mcgurk) May 23, 2017
@janeosanders If this was a cry for attention, you could do worse. If it’s sincere, please move to Iran.
— Connor (@cmigbear) May 23, 2017
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