Bernie Sanders’ days of relevance on the left seem to be quickly coming to an end. He may think that he’ll go further in the presidential race of 2020 than he did in 2016, but that would just reinforce how clueless he is about the identity politics kraken swallowing the Democratic party and left. Here are the tremors in 2015 that caught him by surprise:
Sanders was interviewed by Ezra Klein, the editor in chief of Vox. Klein asked whether, in order to fight global poverty, the U.S. should consider “sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders.” Sanders reacted with horror. “That’s a Koch brothers proposal,” he scoffed.
Sanders came under immediate attack. Vox’s Dylan Matthews declared that his “fear of immigrant labor is ugly—and wrongheaded.” The president of FWD.us accused Sanders of “the sort of backward-looking thinking that progressives have rightly moved away from in the past years.” ThinkProgress published a blog post titled “Why Immigration Is the Hole in Bernie Sanders’ Progressive Agenda.”
Oh well, Bernie, at least you still have that $600,000 island home in North Hero to retire to.7:44 pm on July 3, 2018 Email Dale Steinreich