Monday, November 12, 2018

When Comrade Jerrold Nadler Said Bernie Sanders Is Not a Real Socialist

Flashback 2015. The New York Observer reports:
Congressman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, argued today that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders—the self-identified socialist and top rival to Hillary Clinton—isn’t a true socialist but simply a very liberal Democrat.

Speaking shortly after an unrelated press event with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in Manhattan, Mr. Nadler—widely seen as among the most liberal Democrats in the House—argued to the Observer that Mr. Sanders is “certainly not by the classical definition” a socialist. The Brooklyn-born Vermont politician has maintained throughout his 44-year career in politics he is a “democratic socialist,” reiterating the claim in Wednesday’s Democratic debate, and pointed to the generous welfare states of the Scandinavian nations as models America would emulate under his administration.
Comrade Nadler is every bit as much of a socialist as Comrade Sanders.