On Nicolle Wallace's MSNBC show, Never Trumper Rick Wilson predicts that if Sanders is the nominee, he would lose 44 states to President Trump. Wallace, putting on her former strategist's hat, expressed grave doubts about Sanders's electability, given his weak support among African-American voters and his democratic socialist label. But, determined to reaffirm her Trump-hating credentials, she prefaced her critique by declaring: "I'm on the record. I will vote for whomever -- I will, I will gladly and easily and handily vote for Bernie Sanders if he's the nominee."
The New York Times posted a preposterous headline over Paul Krugman's latest column: "Bernie Sanders Isn't a Socialist." But he describes himself as a socialist. Our own Dan Gainor underlined the humor of this sentence with this joke on Twitter: "Paul Krugman isn't a columnist." Krugman admits Bernie identifies as a socialist, but he claims socialists really mean they're social democrats, so don't smear them with the S-word.
CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil on Friday played strategist for Bernie Sanders. Dokoupil suggested that the socialist Sanders just stop calling himself a socialist. He didn’t advise the 2020 candidate to stop being a socialist, just to maybe not call himself that. Turning into a PR agent, Dokoupil “You have got this label stuck to you, socialist."
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan routinely decries complaints of anti-Trump media bias by calling liberal journalists the "reality-based press." Now she's suddenly feeling the pain of media bias....against a socialist from Vermont. In an article posted on Wednesday, Margaret Sullivan declared: "The media keep falling in love — with anybody but Bernie Sanders."
You know politics have gotten weird when a liberal New York Times columnist begs Democrat voters to abandon Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in favor of nominating Michael Bloomberg to lead the Democratic ticket. Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a wacky February 11, op-ed headlined “Paging Michael Bloomberg.”
As the results of the Democratic New Hampshire primary rolled in Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, NBC claimed that the supposed “moderate lane” of the liberal field was getting “a little wider,” while wondering how voters could “coalesce” around alleged “centrist” candidates and prevent socialist Senator Bernie Sanders from getting the Democratic nomination.
Moments after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was declared the winner of New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, CNN’s far-left liberals like host and activist Van Jones were ecstatically gloating about how “this guy is on the march” just like President Trump in 2016. And they didn’t appreciate it when establishment Democrats such as former Obama advisor David Axelrod pumped the bakes by noting how well “moderate” candidates did by comparison.
On the ground in New Hampshire, Katy Tur, or “the MSNBC anchor who knew too little,” spent much of Tuesday stepping on rakes. After making the embarrassingly uninformed claim that people took out 30-year loans to buy cars, Tur tried to downplay Senator Bernie Sanders’s (I) radical ideology but was immediately schooled by a Trump voter she sought comment from.
In spite of all the solidly liberal positions that Democratic politicians adopt in order to win their party's nomination for various offices, CNN host Don Lemon on Monday claimed that the party is actually a "centrist party" as he and liberal contributor Joe Lockhart discussed the popularity of the far-left Bernie Sanders.
While speculating on how the upcoming New Hampshire primary could shape the 2020 Democratic race, on Tuesday, NBC’s Today show feared that socialist Senator Bernie Sanders could surge, with the supposed “moderate” candidates in the field splitting the vote. The broadcast warned that could be “a recipe potentially for disaster” in the general election.
Democrats and their Hallelujah chorus in the liberal media are in full meltdown mode. Monday morning, we noted James Carville warning that it would be the "end of days" if current frontrunner Bernie Sanders got the nomination. Now, even devoted Democrat Chuck Todd has admitted that the Democrat field lacks a "star" and is "B-level."
Just two days after a man drove a van through a group of Trump supporters registering people to vote in Florida, MTP Daily host and NBC political director Chuck Todd took a vicious swipe at Trump’s backers, which he noted were gathering just across the street for a rally, by comparing them to the Nazi Brownshirts who enforced Adolf Hitler’s rule.