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Democrats to Socialist Bernie: The Party’s All Yours

A new report from The Hill lays bare just how much Democrats want to hand the party over to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a septuagenarian democratic socialist.

By NTK Staff | 04.17.2017 @12:30pm
Democrats to Socialist Bernie: The Party’s All Yours

Democrats of all stripes are embracing Bernie Sanders’ takeover of the Democratic Party, according to a new report from Amie Parnes in The Hill.

Parnes talked to “[m]ore than a dozen Democrats” who said Sanders is “a powerful and welcome voice for a party struggling to find its identity.”

The problem? Most Democrats do not mention that Sanders is so far to the left on the political spectrum that he still does not identify as a Democrat in the Senate. Sanders is a self-identified ‘democratic socialist,’ and even gave a speech touting the virtues of democratic socialism when he ran for president last cycle.

Still, Democrats jockeying for 2020 have clearly sought to shuffle over to Sanders’ extreme wing of the party in recent months. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), a Hillary Clinton ally, just passed a tuition-free college plan that resembles policies Sanders supports. The issue? The plan is riddled with problems, like high costs and messy implementation.

There are more examples where that came from, but it looks as if Sanders himself is ramping up for another presidential run. It looks like some Democrats, desperate for wins in 2017, are ready to hand the party over to him.

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