Is Bernie Sanders sabotaging the Democratic Party?
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Is Bernie Sanders sabotaging the Democratic Party?

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez just took a nationwide "unity tour" to bridge the gap between Democrats and disaffected Sanders supporters. But audiences booed mentions of the DNC and Perez, and many Democrats are angry at Sanders' refusal to join the party he so harshly criticized. But some say Democrats must shift to make peace with Sanders—his supporters are the future of the Democratic Party. Is Bernie a uniter or a divider? 👴🏻

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Bernie's supporters point to Hillary Clinton's loss as proof that Democrats needs to fundamentally remake their image—and they would be foolish not to listen to the country's most popular politician. Robert Reich argues the "life of the party—its enthusiasm, passion, youth, principles and ideals—was elicited by Bernie Sanders’ campaign....This is the future of the Democratic Party."

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But many liberals and Democrats are enraged the Democratic Party is giving Sanders such a spotlight over the party's loyal base (women and people of color) to cater to a white man who isn't even a member of the party. They are angry that he is endorsing pro-life candidates, and accuse him of whitewashing the racism and misogyny of Trump supporters.

Faux Yoda still thinks “Make America great again” was about the rent and the coal rather than the racism and the sexism and the xenophobia. Sanders acts as if the Democratic Party invited him to shoot a docuseries called Bernie, Fix My Party, when, in actuality, Sanders is someone who showed up uninvited to an event and decided to stay long after the club turned the lights on.
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Considering how unfairly Sanders supporters feel he was treated by the Democratic National Committee, many think he is being more than generous by agreeing to this unity tour. If the Democrats can't handle Sanders' critiques of what progressives are doing wrong, that is their problemnot his.

Berniecrats say he is doing what's necessary to unite the left against the real enemy: Trumpism.

Sanders' non-endorsement of Jon Ossoff, who came within a percentage point of winning a special election in a heavily red Georgia district, led many Democrats to believe the senator is not really interested in helping get Democrats elected.

The New Republic called the unity tour a giant failure, and claims Sanders "made it clear that he doesn’t care about Democratic unity so much as transforming the party in his progressive image."

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