Is Bernie Sanders the "Donald Trump of the left?"

Mar 2012
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Thoughts?

Watching Bernie Sanders on the stump in New Hampshire this weekend, it was easy to get a case of Donald Trump deja vu.

Like Trump’s supporters, the crowd that packed the Grappone Center in Concord on Sunday was large, loud and enthusiastic. Not even heavy snowfall could keep them away from Bernie’s first New Hampshire appearance since formally announcing his campaign.

Like Trump’s supporters, there was an almost religious zeal among his followers. And just like a Trump rally, the crowd was occasionally raucous. At one point, Sanders was calling out large employers for paying what he believes are inadequate wages. “We will say to Walmart and the fast-food companies…” Sanders began, when a voice from the audience shouted “F *** you!”

Sanders is, if anything, even more of an outsider from the Democrats– a party he only joined last week. One of his biggest applause lines on Sunday was when he reminded his fans that they had “ended the power of superdelegates” in the Democratic nomination process — a sore spot for Sanders fans who still believe the Democrats used a “rigged election” to give Hillary the win. His crowds love it. His party’s establishment hates it. Sound familiar?

Sanders supporters aren’t worried about the math. Like the conversations many Democrats are having about the Green New Deal, there’s an assumption that these policies are more aspirational than achievable. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to hear a progressive version of “Take Bernie seriously, but not literally” that has become the mantra of many Trump supporters.

Is Bernie Sanders The "Donald Trump" of 2020 Democratic Party? – InsideSources
 
Jan 2019
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Since the 1960s old Bernie "dull pocket knife" Sanders has preached and begged to those that would listen to him, setting on a park bench carrying his Fidel Castro playbook spewing his rhetoric that he has a plan to save the world from disaster.

His followers will NEVER vote anyone other than Sanders... no matter how his claims he will should he not be nominated. So, he is another dirty diaper Don in a different hair style.
 
Mar 2012
54,761
36,387
New Hampshire
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Since the 1960s old Bernie "dull pocket knife" Sanders has preached and begged to those that would listen to him, setting on a park bench carrying his Fidel Castro playbook spewing his rhetoric that he has a plan to save the world from disaster.

His followers will NEVER vote anyone other than Sanders... no matter how his claims he will should he not be nominated. So, he is another dirty diaper Don in a different hair style.
I think in part, its because he keeps saying "he isnt party loyal" or "is owned by a political party." That makes his supporters also not loyal or bound to a party. Ideally its what many desire but it never happens. Sanders has made a livelihood of this by never belonging to either of the major two parties, he only was a member of Vermonts Liberty Union (Peoples party) for a brief time.
 
May 2012
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By the wall
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Doesn't matter what he is, the only thing that matters is if the DNC wants him as their candidate.

If they don't they will sink him just like before.

They are corrupt like that you know.