Bernie Sanders seems shocked (really) that the Democrats have abandoned the working class

Right-wing dictatorship

David Daley, “Seven ways Republicans are already undermining the 2024 election,” Guardian, January 10, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/10/republicans-election-democracy-seven-ways-trump

Jonathan Lai, “Pennsylvania Republicans want a lot more power in redistricting for state maps,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 2022, https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-redistricting-republicans-constitutional-amendment-20220110.html


Infrastructure

So, gee, um, Bernie, maybe you shouldn’t have hitched your wagon to the Democrats in the first place. Because it ain’t like this[1] is anything new.

Steven Greenhouse, “Bernie Sanders says Democrats are failing: ‘The party has turned its back on the working class,’” Guardian, January 10, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/10/bernie-sanders-democrats-failing-working-class-interview


Pandemic

(Inter)national

Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow, “Supreme Court seems skeptical of Biden’s vaccine rules for businesses, more receptive to policy for health-care workers,” Washington Post, January 7, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-biden-vaccine-mandate/2022/01/06/93b4d45c-6f2e-11ec-a5d2-7712163262f0_story.html

Angie Schmitt, “Why I Soured on the Democrats,” Atlantic, January 7, 2022, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/democrats-botched-public-school-covid-policy/621183/

Will Sommer, “QAnon Star Who Said Only ‘Idiots’ Get Vax Dies of COVID,” Daily Beast, January 7, 2022, https://www.thedailybeast.com/qanon-star-cirsten-weldon-who-said-only-idiots-get-vaccinated-dies-of-covid

James Tapper, Michael Savage, and Robin McKie, “End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce,” Guardian, January 8, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/08/end-mass-jabs-and-live-with-covid-says-ex-head-of-vaccine-taskforce

Michael E. Miller, “Novak Djokovic wins case against Australia over canceled visa, clearing path for him to play in Melbourne,” Washington Post, January 9, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/09/novak-djokovic-australia-court-visa/

Patrick Reilly, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID-19,” New York Post, January 9, 2022, https://nypost.com/2022/01/09/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

Melanie Evans, “Hospitals Cut Beds as Nurses Call In Sick With Covid-19,” Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/hospitals-cut-beds-as-nurses-call-in-sick-with-covid-19-11641810781

Pennsylvania evictions

My previous landlord is now in third place in Allegheny County. While the county’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has forestalled many evictions so far, its funding is about to run out, and evictions can be expected to skyrocket with a corresponding rise in homelessness.[2] I’m already seeing more homeless on the streets, yes, in the dead of winter.

Rich Lord, “Steady rise in eviction filings shows stresses in the Pittsburgh-area rental market,” Public Source, January 10, 2022, https://www.publicsource.org/eviction-pittsburgh-allegheny-county-affordable-housing-covid-19-rental-assistance/


Capitalism

In criticizing a “fake it until you make it” ethos, Laura Forman never mentions[3] Uber or Lyft.[4] She focuses on Theranos,[5] just as William Cohan did.[6]

Laura Forman, “Elizabeth Holmes Can’t Be the American Dream,” Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/elizabeth-holmes-cant-be-the-american-dream-11641814382


White supremacist gangs

Mike Carter, “Kent badly underestimated outrage over assistant police chief’s Nazi insignia, mayor says,” Seattle Times, January 10, 2022, https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/kent-mayor-city-badly-underestimated-outrage-over-assistant-police-chief-who-embraced-nazi-rank-insignia/


  1. [1]Steven Greenhouse, “Bernie Sanders says Democrats are failing: ‘The party has turned its back on the working class,’” Guardian, January 10, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/10/bernie-sanders-democrats-failing-working-class-interview
  2. [2]Rich Lord, “Steady rise in eviction filings shows stresses in the Pittsburgh-area rental market,” Public Source, January 10, 2022, https://www.publicsource.org/eviction-pittsburgh-allegheny-county-affordable-housing-covid-19-rental-assistance/
  3. [3]Laura Forman, “Elizabeth Holmes Can’t Be the American Dream,” Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/elizabeth-holmes-cant-be-the-american-dream-11641814382
  4. [4]David Benfell, “This is not a business plan,” Not Housebroken, January 8, 2022, https://disunitedstates.org/2021/06/20/this-is-not-a-business-plan/
  5. [5]Laura Forman, “Elizabeth Holmes Can’t Be the American Dream,” Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/elizabeth-holmes-cant-be-the-american-dream-11641814382
  6. [6]William D. Cohan to Dry Powder list, “What I’m Thinking… About Elizabeth Holmes, Softbank’s China Woes, and More Tesla Inanity,” Puck News, November 21, 2021, https://puck.news/subscribe/

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