Sanders may have a point, as the Democrats’ strategies have so far gotten them into an uncomfortable spot, sans White House or House majority. But Politico reports that some conservatives are already prepared to paint Sanders’ influence in remaking the Democratic Party as socialist meddling. The caricature of Sanders as a far-left nut that dogged his campaign is still sitting there, waiting to be picked back up by a variety of opponents.
For example, according to Politico, Jeremy Adler, the spokesman for a conservative group called America Rising, made a statement in response to Pelosi’s minimum wage announcement that seems the first move in a long rhetorical chess game. “This is a significant moment,” Adler said, “since it confirms that the Democrat Party is now in the hands of extreme liberals that have more in common with European Socialism than the free enterprise principles that have guided America for generations.”
June 1, 2017