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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 04:41 PM

28. No shift in ideology. The most common elements are

 

progressive desires combined with populist social conservatism with a strong dash of antagonism. Some are radical LWers drawn to Sanders' seemingly simple, universalist solutions (the ones he's always called for but isn't running on now), and some are populists: and those are where antagonism burns hottest.

The antagonistic social conservatism of a large percentage of populists always dominates his varied, never-die base ("Lock her up!" for both Trump and Sanders populists), and they didn't like Obama -- a lot more than they might have disliked Hillary if she wasn't their weapon against him. (No, Michelle Obama did not spend $450 on room service as PUMA PAC claimed, and yes, she could eat spaghetti without dribbling it all over her dress as both they and Trump's bigots claimed. Etc.)

Sanders' voters are a very mixed bag, some very decent, idealistic but undiscerning people, some solid but impatient Democrats who want to give the party a push. But populists are not any party's finer folk by any means, and Sanders is running as a socialist leaning populist leader.
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Joe Biden

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