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Bernie Sanders Finally Admits the Ugly Truth About the Democratic Party

Over a year after the Democrats relinquished control of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Barack Obama’s legacy is being chipped away at, day after day. And it’s not just his legacy — it’s also the legacy that Democrats tried to build during their opposition to the Bush administration.

It’s almost like the last 15 years or so have been a failure for the Democrats. But don’t take my word for it — take Bernie Sanders’. At an event Wednesday, the socialist independent senator and rumpled Clarence Darrow impersonator from Vermont told an audience that “the last 15 years or so has been a failure” for the Democrats.

It’s almost like Bernie Sanders was reading my mind.

The remarks came during an appearance in Jackson, Mississippi at (of course) a “forum for economic justice” honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death, during which The New York Times speculated he was trying to court black voters.

“The business model for the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so has been a failure,” Sanders told the crowd during a question-and-answer session.

“Now what happened, people sometimes don’t see that because of the charismatic individual named Barack Obama who won the presidency in 2008 and 2012.

“He was obviously an extraordinary candidate, brilliant man, but behind that reality over the last ten years Democrats have lost about 1,000 seats in state legislatures all across this country. And you’ve got significant numbers of states like Mississippi where the government, the legislature, the senators, are all Republicans.”

The rest of Sanders’ answer, fortunately for conservatives, proved that Sanders still doesn’t get why the last 15 years have been a failure for the Dems.

“Now how does this happen at a time when the Republican agenda is the agenda of the billionaire class and is at war with working people?” Sanders told the audience, dragging out a straw man big enough it’s usually found only out in the field, scaring off crows.

“How does it happen that a party that wants to give tax breaks to billionaires and throw millions of people off their health insurance actually win elections?

“So one of the things we have got to do, as I mentioned earlier, is make sure that the Democrats — you don’t win elections unless you show up,” Sanders said. “What we are doing is trying against a whole lot of opposition. You know, the establishment doesn’t go quietly into the twilight. But we are trying to open the doors of the Democratic Party to young people, to the millennials.”

So basically, the solution to everything is to turn things over to his supporters, who are even further left than the party became under Obama, which is how they lost those state legislatures in the first place.

I can’t picture a worse strategy for the Democrats than that. Oh wait, yes I can: infighting over identity politics.

“Few in the audience responded adversely, many of them having witnessed firsthand the decline of the state and local party,” The Times noted. “But the fact that his only mention of Mr. Obama was in reference to Democratic defeats, particularly during an event honoring Dr. King in a heavily black Deep South capital with a painful racial history, struck some critics as tone-deaf and even insensitive.”

Well, I guess trying to court black voters didn’t go over quite so well for Sen. Sanders.

Of course, nothing he said in his remarks regarding the former president was necessarily untrue — at the state level, the party’s lilt to the left during the Obama/Pelosi years resulted in a complete failure for the party, no matter who was installed in the White House. But then again, this is a party that’s proven itself more than willing to eat itself over concepts like privilege, identity and the defining-down of what constitutes “white supremacy.”

While some in their midst seem to be able to identify that the last 15 years has been a total failure, they still can’t figure out the why of it all — and with months to go until the midterms, that should be the most disturbing thing to Democrats of any stripe.

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  1. Verneoz

    April 8, 2018 at 1:44 am

    The key failure for the Democrats is that the party invested heavily in identity politics to purposely separate the country along racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Coupled with that, the party totally forgot about working people…including blacks. Waiting in the wings, as the Democrat political class ages out of office, is a more radical left group of frenzied anti-American zealots that will get nominated to replace the current Democrats.

    • William White

      April 8, 2018 at 3:24 am

      Verneoz – don’t forget the Dems love of socialism and communism. Obummer’s changes revolved around socialism/communism.

  2. DissappointedWilliam

    April 8, 2018 at 3:24 am

    I used to like Bernie and felt bad for him when the DNC and Killery screwed him so badly, but I was always a Trump person anyway!! And I’m glad Bernie didn’t get into the WH just for the fact that he thinks that Obummer was::// “He was obviously an extraordinary candidate, brilliant man, but behind that reality“/…. I say Obummer was a POS false president that tried to bring down the country so most of the population could have been overtaken and the rest turned into slaves!!!!

  3. James Higginbotham

    April 8, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Sanders is just a LOUSY SOCIALIST OLD BITTER AND HATEFUL MAN WHO NEEDS TO LEAVE THE SENATE.
    HE IS DONE FOR.

  4. Mary E. Wambach

    April 8, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Bernie Sanders became a Democrat out of convenience and the desire to gain Party support in his bid for nomination – sour grapes are always difficult to swallow. It’s funny that folks are talking about the Democrats’ “failure” when we have barely come out of a very successful two-term Democrat Presidency. I think that if Conservative Fighters and your readers want a productive discussion and cause, then focus on the many legal, ethical, business, foreign relations and other problems wrought by this current president and the GOP greedership.

  5. Gale Myers

    April 8, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I like President Trump and I will vote for him and for anyone who supports him.

  6. JCLincoln

    April 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The DemocRATic Party really are the Walking Dead. The Party is Dead. It’s broke and it’s dead. So, let’s do a mercy killing.

  7. Wes

    April 8, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    The Democrats tell us they are for the working class but the facts don’t support that. They claim to support black families and the inner city poor but while they are the one’s governing major cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and others yet there are no evidences of really helping these folks out. In fact all of the cities governed by Democrats are breeding more and more poverty and crime. They blame others for these situations but have no solution to offer.

    • Mandy

      April 9, 2018 at 12:50 am

      Excellent comment. I keep wondering when the Democrats will voice solutions instead of just name-calling and bashing. It has certainly become very boring and it why they have no support. Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago and nothing said in the news about the murder rate and then there is Baltimore, another Democrat led city with very high crime.

  8. Veronica Cota

    April 8, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Bernie is a DNC white – bought with dirty money. Until he gives up the dirt on Hillary, I’ll never trust him.

  9. Marty

    April 9, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Bernie didn’t deserve any help from a party he has denigrated in the past and shuns now.

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