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Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, criticized the Democratic Party on Thursday, claiming it has become a “party of coastal elites.”
Sanders made the comments while appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The host acknowledged that the Democratic Party has gotten away from America’s working class over the years, to which Sanders nodded his head in agreement.
“I think it is fair to say that in many ways the Democratic Party has become a party of the coastal elites, folks who have a lot of money, upper-middle-class people who are good people, who believe in social justice in many respects,” Sanders responded.
Nothing like a New York City millionaire appearing on a show by an unlikable Saturday Night Live alum to break that whole bicoastal elites blockade.
Obviously the Democrats are largely controlled by New York City, San Francisco, and a handful of other coastal elite locales. Except that Bernie Sanders is obviously not the solution because he’s a member of that club.
And he’s profited richly from it.
A working class party wouldn’t, as Sanders does, roll out a whole bunch of policy prescriptions that it claims will help the working class, but that are the work of bicoastal elites, it would actually be working class led.
Which is indeed possible.
America’s political system used to be representative. That meant actual diversity. What we know have is token diversity and rainbow coalitions with a variety of politicians who represent the same coalitions of special interests.
Sanders has all but admitted it.
A working class party would have actual working class political leaders instead of trying to pass off AOC with her $14K outfits and Westchester background as a working class crusader. Never mind Bernie Sanders and his three homes.
A working class Democrat Party would return to its roots and actually include real union members and pro-life Rust Belt Catholics. But that would never be acceptable to the bicoastal leftists who actually run it.