Dems Are Freaking Out: Bernie Will ‘Ruin Our Economy,’ Cost Us Control Of U.S. House
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On Tuesday night, the New Hampshire Democratic primary shook things up in a big way.
Socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the state's primary and solidified himself as the Democratic frontrunner.
As it is becoming increasingly clear that it may be Bernie's nomination to lose, Democrats are starting to freak out that it could cost them big time.
Democratic lawmakers and several prominent liberals are sounding the alarm that Sanders winning the Democrat nomination for president will "ruin our economy" and cost Democrats control of the U.S. House.
Others are slamming Bernie for "not caring about the military" and flat-out saying voters will reject socialism in America.
South Carolina Democrat Representative Joe Cunningham strongly pushed back on Sanders’ extremist proposals, which would cost almost $100 trillion, a figure that would easily bankrupt the U.S.
“South Carolinians don’t want socialism,” Cunningham said. “We want to know how you are going to get things done and how you are going to pay for them. Bernie’s proposals to raise taxes on almost everyone is not something the Lowcountry wants and not something I’d ever support.”
Lloyd Blankfein, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs who describes himself as a Democrat, warned that Sanders would destroy America’s economy and that Russia would use him to destroy America.
“If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US. Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military,” Blankfein said. “If I’m Russian, I go with Sanders this time around.”
Other so-called “moderate” Democrats warned that nominating Sanders could cost the Democrats the m majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“The anxiety is particularly acute on Capitol Hill among a small but politically important group of freshman Democrats who helped their party win control of the House in 2018 by flipping Republican seats in districts that President Trump won in 2016. Now, they fear that having a self-declared democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances in November,” The New York Times reported. “Members of the group of about three dozen — often called ‘front-liners’ or ‘majority-makers’— have toiled to carve out political identities distinct from their party’s progressive base, and most are already facing competitive re-election challenges from Republicans who bill them as radicals who have empowered a far-left agenda in Congress.”
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips told The New York Times: “I’m the first Democrat to win in my district since 1958. I attracted a lot of independent and moderate Republican support, many of whom probably voted for a Democrat for the first time in a long time. And while I respect Bernie Sanders as a senator, as a candidate, his candidacy is very challenging for people who come from districts like mine.”
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) said, “If Bernie Sanders was at the top of the ticket, we would be in jeopardy of losing the House. We would not get the Senate back.”
Time will tell which left-winger secures the Democratic nomination, but it's clear Democrats are preparing for Republicans to win big across the board in November if Bernie is the Trump likes his chances against any of them.