Sanders Should Stop Undermining Trust in the Democratic Party
Bernie Sanders is at it again, alleging that the 2016 Democratic primary was “rigged” against him.
It wasn’t, and Sanders should stop saying so. At a time when Donald Trump is calling the legitimacy of academia, science, the news media, the FBI, NATO and other multilateral organizations into question, the last thing the left needs to do is undermine trust in more institutions. Read more
Why It’s Fair Not to Treat Sanders Like the Democratic Frontrunner
NBC’s political team asks if it is fair to treat Bernie Sanders as an insurgent rather than the legitimate frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, given his high name recognition and the fact that he has raised more money than the other candidates.
Sanders Supporters Shouldn’t Sympathize with Corbyn
As Americans try to make sense of what is happening in British politics, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is sometimes compared for convenience with Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders, another leftwinger.
There are similarities. Both are old men who appeal mostly to disillusioned Millennials. Both are to the left of their parties. And both are refusing to give up when it’s obvious to everyone else that they’ve lost.
But dig a little deeper and you’ll find significant differences that should give Bernie Sanders’ supporters pause. Read more
Sanders Does Not Do Better Against Trump Than Clinton
Diehard Bernie Sanders supporters who refuse to acknowledge that the Vermont senator has lost the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton have one last trick up their sleeves: convincing so-called superdelegates to override the will of the electorate and support him at the convention in July.
No matter that Sanders previously criticized superdelegates as an antidemocratic instrument to, well, override the will of the people.
The argument is that Sanders, a self-described socialist, is more electable against Donald Trump, the likely Republican candidate, hence the 700+ superdelegates — elected and party officials, many of whom have endorsed Clinton — ought to put him, not Clinton, over the top.
This argument rests on a misreading of the polls (assuming the polls are altogether useful five months away from an election). Read more