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Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House
NY Times ^ | 2/12/20 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg

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 party’s 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.

“I’m 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: democrats; house; pelosi; sanders
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I've become a big Bernie fan in the past 15 minutes or so...
1 posted on 02/20/2020 2:58:29 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I’ve become a big Bernie fan in the past 15 minutes or so...

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A Bernie nomination would be great for us in the general election.


2 posted on 02/20/2020 3:00:38 AM PST by Moonman62 (Charity comes from wealth.)
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To: Libloather

There are NO moderate Dem pols anymore.

Just better liars.


3 posted on 02/20/2020 3:01:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Libloather

Why are they letting a registered independent on their ticket, Hmmmm?


4 posted on 02/20/2020 3:02:38 AM PST by null and void (By the pricking of my lungs, Something wicked this way comes ...)
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To: Libloather
A lot of the Democrats who won in Republican districts won because Republicans did not support the House Ryan Republicans
5 posted on 02/20/2020 3:03:51 AM PST by rdcbn ( Referentiai)
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To: Libloather

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?


6 posted on 02/20/2020 3:05:15 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: Libloather

The fear him because he exposes their intentions.


7 posted on 02/20/2020 3:05:31 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.T)
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To: Libloather

Moderate Democrats = Marxists
Liberal Democrats = Stalinists


8 posted on 02/20/2020 3:07:32 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: Libloather

They should have thought of that before they voted to impeach.


9 posted on 02/20/2020 3:08:28 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Libloather

Dream ticket, Bernie-Pete. Should lose a lot of states.


10 posted on 02/20/2020 3:08:30 AM PST by John W (Trump/Pence 2020)
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To: Libloather

pan·ic
/panik/
noun
sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety,


11 posted on 02/20/2020 3:09:30 AM PST by Ken H (Best SOTU ever!)
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To: Libloather

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.


12 posted on 02/20/2020 3:14:43 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party is communism)
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To: Libloather

Go Bernie...


13 posted on 02/20/2020 3:25:32 AM PST by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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To: Erik Latranyi

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.


14 posted on 02/20/2020 3:34:37 AM PST by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Libloather

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!


15 posted on 02/20/2020 3:40:07 AM PST by ronnie raygun (nick dip .com)
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To: virgil

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.


16 posted on 02/20/2020 3:46:44 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party is communism)
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To: Libloather

This possibility was obvious after the 2016 Democrat Convention.

Go Bernie!


17 posted on 02/20/2020 3:50:32 AM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: rdcbn

And it was a wise decision.
Now they will be able to install Trump Republicans.


18 posted on 02/20/2020 3:52:27 AM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: null and void

That’s 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 can’t get rid of him.

It’s like inviting a homeless drunk for Thanksgiving and being shocked when he shows up stinking and drunk.


19 posted on 02/20/2020 3:52:37 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Libloather

Well, I just got my laugh of the morning:

“MODERATE DEMOCRATS???”

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!!!


20 posted on 02/20/2020 3:54:38 AM PST by Maris Crane (/)
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