The Democratic Party Is Bernie’s Now
Last year’s strong showing by socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is proving to be no aberration. With the Democratic Party out of power to an extent not seen since the 1920s, Congressional leadership is now looking to Sanders’ extreme message, as their way back from the abyss.
According to Politico, the socialist Senator from Vermont is the intellectual force behind Senate Minority Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming agenda:
“Though Democrats have long diagnosed their failure to put forth a compelling economic message as a root cause of their crushing 2016 losses, their pursuit of a populist package this year reflects the lasting influence of Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid on their longer-term agenda.”
Given that Senate Democrats must defend ten endangered incumbent Senators up in states Hillary Clinton lost last November, this full-on embrace of Sanders must be sending shockwaves through the Senate Democratic Caucus. It’s now clear that no matter what these red-state Democrats say, a vote for them is a vote for the socialist policies of Bernie Sanders.