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How Far Out Is Bernie Sanders? This Far Out…

From the first Morning Jolt of the week…

How Far Out Is Bernie Sanders? This Far Out…

Bernie Sanders on Meet the Press yesterday:

CHUCK TODD:

Yeah. Are you a capitalist?

BERNIE SANDERS:

No. I’m a Democratic Socialist.

You’ll be seeing more of that quote, no doubt.

This quote from Sanders jumped out at me: “Unless people are organized and politically conscious in a way that does not exist today, we are not going to transform America the way we have to.”

There’s that “transform America” phrase again. Hearing Sanders say that is the single biggest and most powerful argument for apathy I’ve ever heard. Anyone else see that quote and remember Michelle Obama at the height of Obama the Messiah mania?

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

Oh, and anyone whose job depends upon U.S. exports, or whose quality of life stems from foreign imports, note this exchange:

CHUCK TODD:

So basically, there’s never been a single trade agreement this country’s negotiated that you’ve been comfortable with?

BERNIE SANDERS:

That’s correct.

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