Skip to comments.Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House
Posted on 02/20/2020 2:58:29 AM PST by Libloather
WASHINGTON - As Bernie Sanders emerges as the leader in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his rise is generating fears among centrist Democrats that the apparent leftward shift of their party could cost them not only a chance to retake the White House, but also their hold on the majority in the House of Representatives and their shot at winning the Senate.
The anxiety is particularly acute on Capitol Hill among a small but politically important group of freshman Democrats who helped their party win control of the House in 2018 by flipping Republican seats in districts that President Trump won in 2016. Now, they fear that having a self-declared democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances in November.
Members of the group of about three dozen - often called front-liners or majority-makers - have toiled to carve out political identities distinct from their partys progressive base, and most are already facing competitive re-election challenges from Republicans who bill them as radicals who have empowered a far-left agenda in Congress.
Im the first Democrat to win in my district since 1958, said Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota, one of the front-liners who is backing his home state senator, Amy Klobuchar, in the presidential contest. I attracted a lot of independent and moderate Republican support, many of whom probably voted for a Democrat for the first time in a long time. And while I respect Bernie Sanders as a senator, as a candidate, his candidacy is very challenging for people who come from districts like mine.
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I’ve become a big Bernie fan in the past 15 minutes or so...
A Bernie nomination would be great for us in the general election.
There are NO moderate Dem pols anymore.
Just better liars.
Why are they letting a registered independent on their ticket, Hmmmm?
Bernie is where you people have been headed since the 1960s. Your train is pulling into its station. Now you don’t like the conductor?
The fear him because he exposes their intentions.
Moderate Democrats = Marxists
Liberal Democrats = Stalinists
They should have thought of that before they voted to impeach.
Dream ticket, Bernie-Pete. Should lose a lot of states.
sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety,
If a massive loss by Democrats would cause them to reject socialism, then this is a good thing.
Unfortunately, if Democrats suffer major losses due to Sanders, they will just conceal their socialism better next time.
Haven’t you heard? Democrats are never wrong. They’ll never abandon socialism because they’re so much smarter than everyone else. It’s the voters, you see - they’re the problem. Or, maybe it’s the electoral college or maybe Russians or something.
No, Pelosi, shitt, schumer, Nadler, AOC, congresswomen mother fu##er, omar, Cuomo, newsome, northam, brennan, comey, stroke, page, obamas old crew who cant shut up, holder, jarret, etc. will cost them the house!
Democrats do believe voters are the problem...that is why they denigrate those who vote against them...that is why they show disdain for Iowa and NH as “too white”...that is why they want to flood the nation with illegals and eliminate the electoral college.
Once they have control, elections will become meaningless....just like any other socialist state.
This possibility was obvious after the 2016 Democrat Convention.
And it was a wise decision.
Now they will be able to install Trump Republicans.
Thats the irony. They invited him to be a sparring partner for Hillary because no actual Democrat wanted to volunteer for suicide by two to the back of the head. Remember? So they invited him and now they cant get rid of him.
Its like inviting a homeless drunk for Thanksgiving and being shocked when he shows up stinking and drunk.
Well, I just got my laugh of the morning:
You mean like that Senator Murphy from Connecticut?
WHO THINKS HE’S PRESIDENT...THAT MODERATE DEMOCRAT?
Bulletin for NYT.
THERE ARE NO...NO MODERATE DEMOCRATS...PERIOD...END OF REPORT!!!
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