New Democrats Still Partying Like It’s 1999: The Mark Warner Edition

Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer, just how fucking stupid is this guy (boldface mine):

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called on an audience of business and political elites earlier this week to respond to populist anger by lobbying harder for a deficit-reduction package that would reduce corporate tax rates and cut public retirement programs such as Social Security.

Although a dominant populist sentiment is that the system is already rigged in favor of the rich, Warner suggested that the “business community” needs to get more involved in politics or face unpleasant repercussions.

Sanders is more popular with independents than with Democrats, so the obvious thing for Democratic officials to do is move as far away from Sanders’ positions as they possibly can.

I make the funny. They’re really not getting it at all:

Yet Clinton supporters (#NotAllClintonSupporters!) foolishly believe that independents think Sanders is too far to the left. This is nuts, as it’s not 1995 (or 1999) anymore. It also flies in the face of current political science research which argues that independents are ‘inconsistent extremists’: they hold leftist or rightist stances, depending on the issue.

And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.

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