Instead of either Bernie or Hillary (although if it includes one, it should include both or “unity” is immediately off the table), it should be spotlighting our potential candidates of the future, the ones everyone says “But no one knows who they are.” Get them out there and send Grandpa Bernie back to his backbench perch in the U.S. Senate where maybe he might deign to do something to help out fighters like Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and my wonderful Senator whose pinky is worth more than 100 Bernie, Sherrod Brown.
I am more than happy to shine a spotlight on these politicians. It’s so hilarious that you made an ageist attack on Bernie Sanders by calling him “Grandpa Bernie,” but let’s not let such levity distract us from the seriousness of educating people about what the Democratic Party really looks like and who these unheralded fighters are fighting for.
I know those PAC contribution breakdowns might look like those of Republicans, but these are Democrats — neoliberals, to be precise. These people are all truly great at raising money from big business and then doing big business’s work in Congress. It’s great to see the likes of US Bancorp, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Delta Airlines, General Electric, and more corporate law firms than I can count listed among their top donors. I am sure Millennial and Generation Z voters just can’t wait to go to the polls to vote for these champions of corporate America.