"The difference between conventional Democrats and the Sanders movement is that Democrats never allowed themselves to view Sanders and his followers as anything but threats that needed squashing. They were never tempted, even for a moment, to take the idea of a Sanders presidency seriously. Sanders was loyal in the end to the party that made a mission of destroying him, and now gets Neera Tanden up the keister as the first installment in what is sure to be a long program of repayment for the sin of running without permission. Welcome to the eternal law of American politics, where no crime is punished more harshly than being a good loser."
Bernie has placed much of his agenda into the public discourse. I supported Bernie in the primary to bring his topics to the forefront. Not for one moment did I think Bernie could beat the Master of the Con. Raygun was the beginning of the dismatalization of the New Deal. Decemating unions, the union buster himself garnered the union vote. We are here to move our nation incrementally towards progress. The backlash was expected. What is in the water of 70 million citizens that the kool aid is relished? We are dying!!!! Lemmings!!!!
This little subset of disaffected angry people will become just another part of the very large of disaffected angry people. Hows it feel to be just like qanon believers and convicted felons and all the other groups that aren't part if democratic rule?
What chafes my hide is that Biden fluffers bullied and begged progressives to rally behind Creepy Addled Credit Card Joe and vote blue while holding their noses, and now he and the party act like he has some centrist mandate.
He was an unqualified corporatist in all the other runs where he crashed and burned, and he certainly hasn't improved with age.