Bernie Sanders: ‘Democrat Party Is Sinking Like The Titanic’

Bernie Sanders compared the Democratic Party in 2017 to the ill-fated Titanic in a recent interview.

Bernie Sanders compared the Democratic Party in 2017 to the ill-fated Titanic in a recent interview, adding that corrupt and self-interested Democrat leaders want to maintain the “status quo” and sink with the ship so long as they can keep their “first-class seats.

Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo,” Sanders told the New York Times Magazine when asked if he thought the Democratic Party knew what it stood for anymore.

They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats,” Sanders continued.

Sanders ran an insurgent campaign for president in 2016 as an alternative to the establishment choice Hillary Clinton. He has challenged the Democratic Party to fight for everyday, working class Americans, arguing that the Democratic establishment has sold out its roots and become the party of metropolitan elites rather than a party of the people.

The party has become unrecognizable in the last few decades. Democrats are now beholden to Wall Street, the military-industrial complex, and other big-money interests, according to Senator Sanders.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), another member of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party suggested to the Times in the same article that President Donald Trump’s election reminded Democrats that they should focus on promoting their values instead of lining their own pockets.

Our values are more in line with most of America,” Warren said.

The Democratic Party has faced internal turmoil since Republicans regained the White House in November in what for many was a surprise election victory. While some progressives are pushing for the party to become more liberal, more centrist Democrats have called for Democratic leadership to reach out to Trump supporters in Middle America.

Unlike many members of Democrat HQ, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) is telling it like it is. He has warned his colleagues that things are so grim the DNC can hardly consider itself a national party anymore.

We’re at the point now where we are not even a national party at this point,” Tim Ryan said after the presidential election.

We have some support on the coast, but we lost the support of Middle America.”

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  • wakeupandsmellthecoffeebernie

    It has already sunk Bernie boy……..wake up and smell the coffee….lol

    • Ron Wheeler

      Here is a proven and tested behavior, you get disgusted with your party, Democrats. You then either not vote come next election or vote Republican. When the Republicans do wrong, you go back and vote Democrat. I think that is a vicious circle which seems to work for the many.

  • Emmett Grogan

    “We’re at the point now where we are not even a national party at this point,” Tim Ryan said after the presidential election.
    We have some support on the coast, but we lost the support of Middle America.”

    Nope, sorry Mr. Tim Ryan, you are dead wrong. I live on “the coast” of California – I have yet to find one person who still supports Dem party. I was a 40 yr, lifelong Dem until last year when I saw the ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING WAY THE DNC ACTED BY CHEATING, SIDELINING BERNIE, FIXING THE PRIMARIES, ETC. Not one person I know here in Calif is voting Dem any more.
    Dems will never get another vote from me – EVER. We are all thoroughly disgusted with the way they have behaved last year and for many years now. THERE ARE NO PARTIES WHO WELCOME TRUE PROGRESSIVES NOW.

    • ohjeez

      in LA, born and raised Dem, dont see myself voting dem in the near future

  • Lex

    what exactly are democratic party values.

  • https://twitter.com/misc_CIA_victim Josh Stern

    Sanders once called himself a 3rd Party Socialist. If we be good for the country, and for his credibility, if he would use his microphone to speak out for structural changes that give the voters more political choices and more political say. Some of those would include a ranked voting system/instant runoff – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranked_voting_system, campaign finance reform, anti-gerrymandering, term limits, and lobbyist reform.

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