April 22, 2017

Bernie Sanders most popular American politician

The Hill = Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Ex-aide: Obama still the leader of the Democratic Party Sanders endorses Ossoff, but won't call him a progressive The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (I) is the country’s most popular active politician, underscoring his importance to the Democratic Party as it seeks to rebuild in the wake of a disastrous 2016 election cycle.

Sanders is viewed favorably by 57 percent of registered voters, according to data from a Harvard-Harris survey provided exclusively to The Hill. Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled.


Anonymous said...

And he's still sheepdogging for the Dems.
Sanders could leverage that popularity to advance authentic change, but he isn't really. A prominent and popular figure as he has now become can actually get away with emphasizing and brandishing his status as a true Independent, but he does not. The Democratic Party uses and exploits him, it's not the other way around. His function is to bring outsiders and third party advocates into the Democratic Party, not to bring the Democratic Party closer to the outsiders and third parties. His has been a disappointing, though not surprising, effort. From the outset his campaign was closely linked and tied to the mainstream Democratic Party. Their operatives dominated and controlled the operation, there to make sure that those feelin' the Bern would never get past much of a simmer. It's more or less worked.
And on it continues...

Anonymous said...

Defenders of the status quo can relax: the spectre threatening to haunt the 2020 election is not that of communism but, at worst, social democracy, as espoused by Bernie Sanders. Marx and Engels, by contrast, wanted something rather different: 'in place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all' (Communist Manifesto, 1848). Nothing like this exists, or has existed. The old lie about Russia being socialist or communist (Marx and Engels used the terms interchangeably) – and later, China, Cuba, Venezuela, etc – was identified remarkably early: in the August 1918 edition of the Socialist Standard.