How Do We Avoid Future Authoritarians? asks Bernie Sanders
Bernie, my favorite guy in politics, answers his own question by saying, “a segment of working-class people in our country still believe Donald Trump defends their interests. We must win them over.”
That’s a pretty tall order in a single term, Bernie. Let’s just for a moment come to grips with Democrats and their relationship with the working class. I know they’re not really your party, because you’re a socialist, but you caucus with them and they’re the party Joe and Kamala represent.
Don’t win them over, win them back
That’s right, Bernie. In the good old days before Ronald Reagan and his lead-in to Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America, Democrats already represented the working class. Remember a guy by the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt? As a side-note to the politics of those days, the southern states of America, now solidly Republican, were solidly Democrat. Before George Bush, the Republican Texan president, we had Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat Texan president.