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Monday, February 24, 2020

Morning Jolt: Bernie Sanders’s Long Career

On the menu today: a reminder that Bernie Sanders's controversial remarks came when he was well into adult life; the grim outlook for Sanders in the general election in Florida and Pennsylvania; and why you shouldn't always bet on the candidate who's hot on social media.

People Will Discuss 'Ancient History' When the Nominee Is an Ancient Candidate

As winter turns to spring, and as spring turns to summer, prominent Democrats and left-leaning public voices will try to gaslight you. Some of the Democrats who are most worried about nominating Bernie Sanders right now will bury their doubts and objections down deep and insist that anyone who isn't on board is some sort of unthinking lunatic, or that not being a Sanders supporter must reflect a complete endorsement of everything Donald Trump has done as president.

One of the arguments you are certain to hear in defense of Sanders, when others criticize his past stances and statements, is a variation of: "Why are you bringing up all this ancient history?"

The correct answer is: "Because you guys nominated an ancient candidate. You notice nobody's talking about what Pete Buttigieg did in the ...

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Bernie Sanders's Long Career

On the menu today: a reminder that Bernie Sanders's controversial remarks came when he was well into adult life; the grim outlook for Sanders in the general election in Florida and Pennsylvania; and why you shouldn't always bet on the candidate who's hot on social media.

People Will Discuss 'Ancient History' When the Nominee Is an Ancient Candidate

As winter turns to spring, and as spring turns to summer, prominent Democrats and left-leaning public voices will try to gaslight you. Some of the Democrats who are most worried about nominating Bernie Sanders right now will bury their doubts and objections down deep and insist that anyone who isn't on board is some sort of unthinking lunatic, or that not being a Sanders supporter must reflect a complete endorsement of everything Donald Trump has done as president.

One of the arguments you are certain to hear in defense of Sanders, when others criticize his past stances and statements, is a variation of: "Why are you bringing up all this ancient history?"

The correct answer is: "Because you guys nominated an ancient candidate. You notice nobody's talking about what Pete Buttigieg did in the ...   READ MORE

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