Ouch! The Democratic Party is feeling the “bern” after good ole Bernie Sanders blasted the platform on Wednesday according to the Washington Examiner.
While speaking at an event in Mississippi, he slammed the left for being a “failure” over the course of the last 15 years. I would say Bernie is right, but I’d also venture to say they have been a failure for much longer than that.
“The business model, if you like, of the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so has been a failure,” Sanders continued, “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.”
Yeah, I’m not so sure I would call Obama a “brilliant man,” but to each their own I suppose.
“But behind that reality, over the last ten years Democrats have lost about 1,000 seats in state legislatures all across this country,” he added, “What we are doing is trying against a whole lot of opposition — the establishment doesn’t go quietly into the twilight — we are trying to open the doors of the Democratic Party to young people, to millennials.”
The self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” is rumored to be gearing up for another run at the White House in 2020, though he has not confirmed his interest. Instead, he has said his primary goal is to see Democrats retake the House and Senate in order to “stop this horrendous Trump agenda.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) join Sanders on the list of rumored candidates for the 2020 presidential election.