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February 13, 2020

LOL: Democrats Panicking Over Prospect of Having to Run With Soviet-Loving Socialist Bernie Sanders at the Top of the Ticket

Redistribution of Pain.

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party’s chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in November.


In anxious huddles around the Capitol, apprehensive Democrats are sharing their worries that Sanders’ socialist label and unyielding embrace of controversial proposals like “Medicare for All” and the Green New Deal will repel voters in the affluent, moderate districts that flipped House control in 2018 and in closely divided states where Republican senators are vulnerable.

It's about time someone else worried about these Wealthy White Suburban Soccer Moms.

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Another freshman from a competitive district, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., said Democrats need a presidential nominee who "doesn't scare all those future former Republicans more than Trump scares them." And while acknowledging that Republicans plan to tar all Democrats with the socialist label, "There's one candidate for whom that would not be a lie."

You are socialists, you just try to Con the Rubes about it.

Some Democrats say they'll triangulate against Sanders, representing themselves as staunch defenders of capitalism that you'll want and need as the last best defense against Sanders' communist dreams.

LOLGF.

But I have a feeling this will become a frequent talking point on Pierre Omidyar's Bulwark webzine.

Except they'll also support Bernie Sanders, of course.


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