For many conservatives, Bernie Sanders epitomizes the direction that the Democratic Party would go if it weren’t for the GOP.
The democratic socialist Senator from Vermont has long been entrenched in the youth movement of the Dems, positing the seeds of socialism in a group of fresh-faced voters who just left the relative safety of home. Of course they want to be taken care of…it’s all that they’ve ever known.
So, for many Republicans, Sanders poses a problem. And, as it turns out, Bernie seems to feel the same way about them.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) declared on Monday that the Republican Party “cannot be allowed to prevail,” reducing it to a gang of conspiracy theorists who seek to suppress votes and engage in “anti-science vaccine rejection.”
“Here is what the modern Republican Party is all about: cult-like devotion to Trump, big lies and conspiracy theories, voter suppression, climate denial and anti-science vaccine rejection,” the Democrat socialist said.
“For the sake of our kids and future generations, they cannot be allowed to prevail,” he continued […]
So, where exactly did this tirade come from?
It remains unclear what, specifically, prompted Sanders’ wide-ranging, accusatory remark, but it comes amid the battle over radical left’s attempt to pass a long list of Democrat Party agenda items in a reconciliation bill alongside the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) went as far as scheduling an infrastructure vote despite the fact that lawmakers have not seen the text of any bill. That aside, Democrats are also vying to pass radical agenda items, including amnesty and Green New Deal proposals, in a companion reconciliation bill.
Sanders is also a bit of a soft-martyr among young Democrats, who believe wholeheartedly that he was cheated out of his chance at the presidency in 2016 and 2020 by centrist elements within the party itself.