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Bernie Sanders Says Democratic Party Has 'Turned its Back on the Working Class’

Senator Bernie Sanders has accused his party of turning their back on the working class.

Speaking to The Guardian, the Vermont senator did not hold back his criticism of party leaders, including President Joe Biden.

“It is no great secret that the Republican party is winning more and more support from working people,” Sanders said. “It’s not because the Republican party has anything to say to them. It’s because in too many ways the Democratic party has turned its back on the working class.”

The paper reports that Sanders said he would like to see Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hold votes on legislation that would impact American families — including “extending the child tax credit, cutting prescription drug prices and raising the federal hourly minimum wage to $15.”

“I think it’s absolutely important that we do a major course correction,” Sanders continued. “It’s important that we have the guts to take on the very powerful corporate interests that have an unbelievably powerful hold on the economy of this country.”

Sanders acknowledged that they may not have the votes to pass these types of bills, but said “people can understand that you sometimes don’t have the votes. But they can’t understand why we haven’t brought up important legislation that 70 or 80% of the American people support.” The Democratic Socialist added that while he believes it is morally right to fight for things like lower drug costs, he thinks it will also help the party politically.

“I think the Democrats are going to have to clear the air and say to the drug companies – and say it loudly – we’re talking about the needs of the working class – and use the expression ‘working class’. The Democrats have to make clear that they’re on the side of the working class and ready to take on the wealthy and powerful. That is not only the right thing to do, but I think it will be the politically right thing to do.”

“They are issues that are enormously popular, and on every one of them, the Republicans are in opposition. But a lot of people don’t know that because the Republicans haven’t been forced to vote on them,” Sanders said.

Sanders ran for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020, losing to Hillary Clinton, then Biden.

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10 responses to “Bernie Sanders Says Democratic Party Has ‘Turned its Back on the Working Class’”

  1. pandusa says:

    And which of your houses are you preaching about “the working man” from Mr. Millionaire Commie Sanders? Yeah, you. The dude that took the knee to the likes of Hillary Rotten Clinton and the rest of your crooked party (except Manchin and Sinema ). You are known by the company you keep…MASK OFF-GAME OVER.

  2. Devilsgun says:

    Bernie will bitch just enough to get things riled up and get onto the DNC radar, so they can buy him another mansion and he can slink back into compliant little lap dog mode to tow the line for the Dems.

  3. beijingbiden says:

    If Sanders gave a flying fuck about the middle class he’d force the Democrats to go by Trumps economic policies which are the Democrats own policies before the Democrats decided to reshape America into god damn Bladerunner. Strong border control, tariffs on countries that use slave labor or subsidize their industries and ensure public schools are training Americans to compete not to become communists activists like Bernie is.

  4. DrVinnyBoombatz says:

    Apparently Sanders didn’t get the memo that the new Democrat “working class” only includes teachers, government employees, college students who need the government to pay their tuition and also people who don’t work at all.

  5. IggyTheIncubus says:

    “The Democratic Party has turned it’s back on the Working Class”

    As did you back in 2016 and 2020, Bernie. You’re all talk. You fooled me into giving you support back in 2016 and I didn’t forget in 2020. Frankly I’m surprised you still HAVE a base considering how many times you betrayed them. A sign of how complete the brainwashing is.

  6. PolishPierogi says:




    Holy fucking shit i can’t stop laughing

    Sweet baby jesus take the wheel, LOL..

  7. nrol34 says:

    Bernie is right but he talks big and acts cheap. We need a party for the population of the middle class. A POPULIST PARTY. Neither party is for the middle-class working people of the nation. 𝑨 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕, 𝒑𝒐𝒑𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒚. But nationalism is a no-no because you are supposed to become a global citizen. You are not to have moral values because that incites tribalism and extremism in an open society (SOROS).

    The social justice narrative is alienating, destroys trust among citizens, and is not acceptable. I distrust the government, the elites and hate the revenge-seeking woke oppressed. I do agree on climate change and think we should get rid of carbon footprints by composting or soylent greening the woke oppressed. Both extermination methods are extremely green. Yum Yum.

  8. HerrDoktor says:

    What’s that you say? The party that wants more taxes, more red tape regulations and more legislation, tries to make it harder to start a family and easier to end one, wants to ban normal citizens from owning firearms, is making it harder for people to keep their jobs, wants to lock people down / inject them with experimental drugs / make the underclass wear a petri dish on their faces, promotes an economic policy that is already resulting in bare shelves and labor shortages everywhere, preaches racial division in the workplace, and protects the elite from prosecution of heinous crimes while hounding normal citizens for minor infractions…
    …Has turned its back on the working class?
    I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
    Honestly sometimes I’m pretty sure the democrats think “working class” just means “actors.”

  9. Surewhynot says:

    You know what I don’t say this often but I agree with Sanders here. Let’s hold these vote by roll call so each rep is called by name for the vote. Let the American people see the establishment do what they do “on both sides” right before mid term primaries. Nothing could be a better thing to do right now so please do this.

  10. otis says:

    This is rich.