Bernie Sanders Is
A Real Democrat
The Democratic Party, at a national level, is the catchall party for anyone left of Republicans because our system doesn’t allow for anything more than that. If it upsets you that Bernie is described as the label that most accurately fits him, your problem is with the two-party system that makes it impossible for him to run as anything besides a Democrat.
Quite honestly, Democrats should be glad he’s running this way. The other outcome is one where he runs as a Democratic Socialist in a multiparty system, either helping to replace the Democratic Party or splitting the vote and giving Trump four more years in office.
No one ever points out that Mike Bloomberg isn't a "real" Democrat...he was a Republican until last year. Trump was a life long democrat, Elizabeth Warren was a Republican until age 47, Joe Biden may as well be a Republican with his policy record. Vote on POLICY, not party.
Bernie Sanders is what a democrat was before getting bought by corporations. Sanders serves as the chair of outreach for the Democratic caucus and is the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
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Senate Democrats Tap Bernie Sanders To Lead Outreach
USA Today - November 16, 2016
No, Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Aren't Too Far Left To Win The Presidential Election
NBC - September 16, 2019
As Warren And Sanders Swiftly Condemned Israel For Barring Congresswomen, Pelosi And Biden Hesitated
The Intercept - August 15, 2019
Nancy Neolib Explains It All: Top Ten Reasons Bernie Sanders Sucks
Medium, Kathy Copeland Padden - July 15, 2019
How Bernie Sanders Is Trying To Walk The Fine Line Between Warring Democrats, Split Republicans And A Divided America
Independent - July 7, 2019
Bernie: Freedom Is A Democratic Socialist Value
Jacobin - June 13, 2019
Bernie Sanders's Biggest Appeal: He's Not A Democrat
The Hill - March 7, 2019
Bernie Sanders Added To Democratic Leadership Team
The Daily Caller - November 16, 2016