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Amid Cratering Poll Numbers, Bernie Sanders Gloms Onto AOC

Amid Cratering Poll Numbers, Bernie Sanders Gloms Onto AOC

The former 2020 frontrunner teams up with AOC on Green New Deal and banking reform

There for a while, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was feeling confident enough in his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination that he had turned his fire on President Trump.  That didn’t last long.

As soon as former Vice President Joe Biden entered the race, his numbers took off and are still shooting through the roof.

The Hill reports:

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 32-point lead in the Democratic presidential race in a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday.

Biden won 46 percent in the poll compared to 14 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who came in a distant second place.

South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg was in third place with 8 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with 7 percent.

Biden nearing 50% in a field of 20+ candidates is an accomplishment that is sure to give Sanders pause, if not outright panic.

And the bad news for Sanders doesn’t stop there.  He’s also trailing Biden by double digits in New Hampshire (36% to Sanders’ 18%) and in South Carolina, where Biden has a commanding lead with 46% to Sanders’ 15%.

This is all devastating news to Sanders’ campaign, so what’s a socialist to do?  How about teaming up with another socialist for a Green New Deal + banking reform blitz?  And who better to team up with than Democrat base favorite Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)?

Sanders will appear at a Green New Deal rally with Ocasio-Cortez on Monday.

NBC News reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders will speak at a Green New Deal rally at Howard University on Monday that also features Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, organizers said.

. . . . Campaigns are still only beginning to roll out plans, but early splits have emerged over the Green New Deal, which calls for a rapid transition from carbon emissions associated with global warming by 2030, and the role fossil fuels should play in the transition.

On Thursday, both Sanders and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee criticized a reported plan by Joe Biden to seek a “middle ground” policy that would focus on advancing Obama-era regulations and potentially include a role for natural gas and coal.

“There is no ‘middle ground’ when it comes to climate policy,” Sanders tweeted. “If we don’t commit to fully transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels, we will doom future generations. Fighting climate change must be our priority, whether fossil fuel billionaires like it or not.”

In addition to glomming onto Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal, a move that might come back to bite him, Sanders is also working with her on new banking and credit card legislation.

Mother Jones reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced a plan on Thursday to introduce legislation that would cap interest rates on consumer lending, including credit cards and payday loans, at 15 percent. Their initiative sets up what could be a bitter fight with the banking and financial services industries, which last year brought in more than $113 billion from credit card fees and interest charged to consumers at average rates that far exceed their proposed cap.

“Today’s loan sharks wear expensive suits and work on Wall Street, where they make hundreds of millions of dollars in total compensation by charging sky-high fees and usurious interest rates,” Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez argued in a statement released ahead of their announcement.

The pair also criticized banks for charging an average interest rate on credit card balances that exceeds 17 percent, while they borrow money from the Federal Reserve at just 2.5 percent. The lawmakers’ so-called Loan Shark Prevention Act would allow individual states to establish their own even lower credit card interest caps, and to impose penalties on violating firms.

Never mind, that no one outside the most far left fringe in the Democrat base likes her, even in her own state, Sanders is back to worrying about making it through the primaries, his presumptive frontrunner intention to focus on Trump is, at this point, a distant memory.

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A corrupt fascist glams onto a malignant dunce.

Quite a pair.

They can both go to hell.

Bernie already as far left as he could manage on his own, needs help to go even further left to try to attract more idiots so why not work with the biggest idiot on the national stage thats not running for president?

These two make me feel sick.. I mean,,, really sick.

There is a simple lesson in the Biden numbers but the Democrats don’t seem to know what that is yet (maybe ever).
Their voters are way to the right of all their candidates. Even among the Democrat voters.
The more center Democrats (that might actually have a chance) are to afraid of Trump at this point, to run.

DieJustAsHappy | May 12, 2019 at 6:57 pm

He’s banking his political virility by teaming with Ocasio-Cortez? Has all the markings of desperation.

Well, I would feel a lot better toward Bernie if AOC accuses him, with good evidence, of sexual harassment.

Connivin Caniff | May 12, 2019 at 8:10 pm

Akin to stepping on a banana peel.

Massinsanity | May 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Do not discount the self inflicted damage caused by his advocacy of voting rights for criminals, terrorists and sex offenders. The young women who asked Bernie that question in NH deserves a lot of credit for highlighting just how completely out of touch the old man is with the core values of most Americans. Even many in the socialist wing of the D party do know want these people voting.

New campaign theme for them.

The Bread Goes In, And Toast Comes Out, But Where Does The Bread Go?

Panic? I’m sorry? This is exactly the sort of thing that socialists unite to push. It’s an evergreen thing. Pushing banking through the postal service or similar things is also an evergreen thing. This isn’t climate change, it’s weather.

The Democrat Party is the victim of its own myopia. For decades, the Party has assigned a weight to Black voters far beyond their 18% of the population. And, given the percentage of that population, who can not vote because of felony convictions, the weight of tht demographic has declined even more. They tried to convince the Hispanic block that their 20% of the population was worth twice as much as it was, based upon percentage of the population. Unfortunately, the Hispanic population is not a monolithic voting block. They viewed the LGBTQ community as being a force in politics, even though the members of this community comprise a whopping 5% of the population. To get it higher, they have had to change gender identity disorder [gender dysphoria] from a recognized mental illness into a normal human condition. So, now they try to appeal to their idea of what these groups want as well as the lunatic fringe of socialists, environmentalists and anarchists, as though they represent a majority of people in this country. But, even with all of these groups factored in, the percentage of normal people in America is still the majority. So, slightly creepy Uncle Joe resonates much better with voters than does any of the lefty-loo candidates, including Crazy Bernie. Ya gotta know your audience and be able to identify with them.

This is a strange move.

Communism has always had great appeal to intellectuals. Far more, in fact, than it ever does to the serfs or the classes it claims to benefit. The idea that a national economy (and, for that matter, all other aspects of society) can be managed efficiently by clever people like themselves is an attractive one. Those who think “something should be done” but who themselves have absolutely no idea how to actually make it happen find the various socialist doctrines to be convenient sources of ready answers and prefabricated plans.

But Psycho-Chick is no intellectual. She’s the quintessential airhead. Where a Trotsky could make one stop and think for a bit, she’ll inspire no more than eye-rolls. Perpetual teenagers are not the stuff of serious revolutions.

All Bernie is doing here is cheapening his brand.

How strange. Didn’t he repeatedly assure everyone he was going to win this time? Or was that all just hot air? Hmmm…

judgeroybean | May 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

Doubling down on stupid. Or, when you’re in a hole, stop digging.

First Ed Markey and now Bernie Sanders.
I guess that little Latina chile pepper is just the shot of viagra an old politico needs…

Old Navy Doc | May 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

The INGSOC party candidates?