Preposterous: Washington Post promotes idea of Bernie Sanders, ‘Reagan of the Left’

Preposterous: Washington Post promotes idea of Bernie Sanders, ‘Reagan of the Left’
A young Sanders being dragged away by police

[Ed. – The self-delusion is flowing this campaign season.]

Sunday’s Washington Post Outlook section carried a preposterous article by Sam Tanenhaus, the former editor of The New York Times Book Review. It tried to suggest Bernie Sanders was a lot like Ronald Reagan.

… This is the same Tanenhaus who wrote a book predictingThe Death of Conservatism in 2009. The next year, a Tea Party surge took over the House majority. He stinks at forecasting.

The Reagan of the left

Bernie Sanders remade his party with a youth movement he built from the outside. Just like the Gipper did.

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The headline inside on B4 underlined it: “They began as insurgents. Their ideas became mainstream.” Tanenhaus knows how implausible this sounds. …

They’re apparently similar because they were both considered “fringe,” and the major parties considered them ruinous. But will both of them win the White House?

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