The Bernie riddle, another angle

A commenter makes the point that Bernie could be running merely to bring progressives back into the system after having dropped off the voting roles during the eight years of Obama’s right winging it. Bernie gets them to register, and then they will be available to vote for Hillary after he drops out.

Could be. What do I know?

5 thoughts on “The Bernie riddle, another angle

  1. If FDR saved capitalism, could Bernie save the two-party system from collapse? Voting trends among eligible voters is approaching numbers that can no longer be associated with “democracy.” The Great Con is running out of steam.

    “The fact that left-wing parties did not make significant inroads during the Great Depression dramatically demonstrated not only the power of America’s coalitional two-party system to dissuade a national third party but also the deeply antistatist, individualistic character of its electorate.

    The economic crisis of the 1930s was more severe in the United States than in any other large society except Germany. It presented American radicals with their greatest opportunity to build a third party since World War I, but the constitutional system and the brilliant way in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt co-opted the left prevented this. The Socialist and Communist Parties saw their support drop precipitously in the 1940 elections. America emerged from the Great Depression as the most antistatist country in the world.” http://www.hoover.org/research/how-fdr-saved-capitalism

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      1. I wonder, Swede, if you are among those who think that reading something you might disagree with harms your brain. You’re wearing blinders as you waltz by one of the most interesting chapters in American history, smug and sure that you got all you need from your right wing sources.

        A pity.

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