1. Good, so there is at least some consistency.
2. Do you actually think that Yang just woke up some morning after a night out and said "fuckin hell we gotta get that UBI thing going and I will run for Prezzie on that" and didnt make a clear model with economists?
3. Nah, he has rarely supported those countries and some quotes are even falsely attributed to them. Lets look at what he wrote (which is btw more recent than his "support" for those countries):
During the presidential primaries, Sanders insisted that “When I talk about democratic socialism, I’m not looking at Venezuela. I’m not looking at Cuba. I’m looking at countries like Denmark and Sweden.”
In September 2015, Sanders explicitly disavowed any ideological sympathy with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, whom he described as a “dead communist dictator” in an email to campaign supporters.
On February 27th 2018, he co-sponsored a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations which officially “condemns” the “sham election” soon to be held by Venezuela’s government.
"Either way, what makes Sanders unusual among American radicals – from Noam Chomsky and The Nation magazine to almost every left-wing intellectual and journal of thought – is that he has never uttered a kind word for the cargo cult of Hugo Chavez. The more strange then, that he has been accused, convicted, and tarred-and-feathered on precisely that charge."
Anyhow, I do think that he isnt clear enough, he should come out guns-blazing against the venezuelan system. But I do stand by my original point.
4. Yeah, but why do you even bring it up at all??