Despite having a loyal following of rabidly devoted socialists, it doesn’t look like Bernie Sanders is going to be able to pull off his revolution next November.
Following his stunning 2016 campaign during which he nearly took down the supposedly invincible Hillary Clinton, Sanders along with his seductive promises of free stuff managed to appeal to younger generations.
This gullible demographic was easy pickings for the canny grifter and had a blind spot to the horrors that socialism and communism have inflicted upon every society that took that particular leap of faith.
The braying old crank nearly stole the nomination from Hillary and if not for the underhanded tactics of her stooges like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at the DNC, it would have been him who would have faced off against President Trump in the general election.Instead of being content to rest on his laurels and revel in his near historic feat, Bernie amped up his demagogic rhetoric, began attacking big corporations like Amazon, Disney and McDonald’s over how they pay their employees and set his sights on the White House.
But a funny thing happened – the leaderless Democratic party was hijacked by fanatics who not only are making Crazy Bernie seem like a moderate which may drive a dagger through the heart of his presidential aspirations.
Further compounding Bernie’s woes is that in addition to his message becoming a standard component of all of the potential candidates, he is also an old white dude who is now struggling to craft an appeal to millennials who are infatuated with the likes of Beto and AOC, the new shiny things with star power and strong media public relations presence.
As a result, Sanders’ poll numbers are plummeting.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) 20 марта 2019 г.
Our new CNN poll puts Sanders favorable rating at 46% compared to an unfavorable rating of 45% among registered voters. This is only the latest poll to have Sanders at basically even in his net favorability rating (favorable-unfavorable). A Quinnipiac University poll from late December gave the Vermont senator a net favorability of just +2 points. An average of all recent polls put Sanders’ net favorability at about -1 points.
Compare that to where Sanders was at the end of his 2016 presidential bid. Sanders had a 59% favorable rating to 36% unfavorable rating among all voters in a CNN poll taken in June 2016.
Sanders was able to hold onto much of his popularity through last year. A CNN poll taken in early December 2018 gave him a +13 net favorability rating with all voters. A Gallup poll in September 2018 had him at a +15 net favorability rating with all adults.
There are those who would make the argument that in a national election where turnout is much greater than the midterms that it will be socialism itself that will be resoundingly defeated by real voters who have skin in the game and whose pockets would be picked by the redistribution schemes championed by Comrade Bernie and other Democrats.
If that is the case it may well be that in the coming months when people start paying close attention and President Trump ratchets up his attacks on socialism itself that the popularity ratings of ALL Democrats could take a nosedive.
As former DNC boss and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is warning – following the siren song of the false prophets like Ocasio-Cortez could be electoral poison for the entire party.
Former Pennsylvania Governor and DNC Chair Ed Rendell says Democrats are in serious jeopardy of losing in 2020 if they keep embracing far-left politicians like socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY): «AOC does not speak for the Democratic Party»pic.twitter.com/GZA0iz0amU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) 22 марта 2019 г.
The Bernie phenomenon could soon turn out to be fool’s gold which could result in a 1984 Reagan vs. Mondale landslide that will finish the job of obliterating the Democratic party as a viable political entity.
It could very well be that whoever decided that it was a good idea to go all-in on the socialist scams has made a serious error in judgment but time will tell.