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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and he won't go away...
Moderate Democrat is a oxymoron. Degrees of socialism is more like it.
How does the GOP blow it, for November 20 and beyond, if they, even, do? This is the question that Im focused on.
Everyone of these “moderates” voted to impeach Trump.
Democrats do what they are told.
There are NO moderate democrats
Moderate Democrats is an OXYMORON! Those are as extinct as the Wooly Mammoth....
Yep - I never go to Drudge anymore but did hit the site to troll a poll asking who won the debate just so I could vote for Bernie...
There are no "centrist" democrats left in congress. They are all Pelosi democrats. Hardcore, radical leftists.
Firstly, theyre not moderate. They voted overwhelmingly for shampeachment knowing full well there was no evidence and knowing the process in the House which violated all historical norms, was a hyper partisan kangaroo court.
Of course the “Moderates” are never asked to opine on communism or communists within their party.
If Bernie is the nominee, I don’t think even the GOP could blow it.
I dont want a massive landslide because there is always the political pendulum. Id rather see a gradual and prolonged collapse of RATS where multiple generations can learn not to believe in big government utopian fantasies. I want just the mention of RAT pols to result in scorn, hatred and ridicule... even in DC.
“Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House”
As if there were moderate democrats.
The best reason for us to vote for Bernie in the primary.
In the Democratic party closet socialists are referred to as moderates.
Which is why we need to replace the GOP Amnesty Senators who are working to help them get that permanent majority.
Democrats are going to cost democrats the House. They’ve done the worst job possible.
They have proven dems can NOT govern with any competence.
Bernin Down the House!
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