Opinion: Bernie Sanders Can't Unify a Party that Disrespects Him
Bernie Sanders Cannot Unify a Party That Disrespects Him and His Supporters
The Democratic Party derides its most popular politician at its own expense
By Michael Sainato
Perez was selected by the Democratic establishment specifically to prevent a Sanders’ supporter from running the DNC. Every other DNC official position that was up for election was filled with Clinton loyalists and surrogates. Though the Democratic Party claims that it’s unified against President Donald Trump, they haven’t made any concessions to progressives to earn that unification. In an effort to exploit his popularity, the party appointed Sanders as head of outreach, and Ellison was given the fabricated concessionary position of DNC deputy chair.
While avoiding accountability and reform, Democrats continue to attack progressives and tell them to fall in line behind the establishment.
On February 26, Maine’s Portland Press Herald published an editorial written by former State Senator Cynthia Dill titled, “Democrats need to cull the fringe-starting with Bernie Bros.” Blue Nation Review’s Peter Daou tweeted a similar response claiming that Trump used all of Sanders’ attacks against Clinton and that he fell victim to Trump’s strategy of baiting centrist Clinton supporters from continuing attacks on progressives, leaving Democrats disjointed and fragmented.
With attitudes like these among the Democratic Party, it isn’t surprising that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election and Democrats across the country have suffered drastic losses up and down the ballot. Democrats somehow think that attacking progressives is a good strategy to get them to fall in line so that Democrats can start winning elections again. There are few strategies that could be worse for the Democratic Party than continuing to attack the supporters of its most popular politician.FanBoy, Rocker, Utopian Leftist and 29 othersEnthusiast, mrtrale, beltanefauve, xynthee, OzoneTom, Pastiche, grouchomarxist, HeartoftheMidwest, Buddyblazon, Two way street, Marooned, disillusioned73, Pam, jopacaco, dreamnightwind, Passionate Progressive, bbgrunt, PADemD, NVBirdlady, GloriaMundi, Bearian, zoolook67, virgdem, SandersDem, Lucas Jackson, 99thMonkey, Port tack 8, Fordfairlanestl, Jan Boehmermann like this
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