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Here’s Why Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Like Identity Politics

Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, but he wants you to know he was NOT “with her.”

In fact, the progressive Democrat would prefer to end identity politics entirely.

According to TheBlaze: 

Sanders, who came in second to Clinton during the Democratic primaries, said playing the “woman card” just doesn’t make the cut with middle America. “It is not good enough for somebody to say, ‘I’m a woman, vote for me.’ That is not good enough,” the self-avowed socialist senator told a crowd of supporters at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, according to WBUR-FM. “What we need is a woman who has the guts to stand up to Wall Street, to the insurance companies, to the drug companies, to the fossil fuel industries.”

Though he ultimately endorsed Clinton, Sanders often criticized the former secretary of state for her record on Wall Street, frequently calling on her to release the transcripts of her high-priced private speeches delivered to big banks such as Goldman Sachs. He has also long rebuked the Democratic Party for its failure to connect with working-class America, specifically in the states President-elect Donald Trump won: Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

“The working class of this country is being decimated — that’s why Donald Trump won,” Sanders said. “And what we need now are candidates who stand with those working people, who understand that real median family income has gone down.”

Senator Sanders is only half right. American voters rejected the shameless identity politics of the Left, but they also overwhelmingly rejected the Democratic policy agenda. Citizens are sick of insurance premiums going up, jobs disappearing, and a White House that believes global warming is more dangerous than ISIS.

It’s not just Hillary’s identity voters rejected. It was her ideas.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Conservative Review and is a TV and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for ConservativeReview.com, The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax magazine. Dr. Borelli is also a regular political panelist on NewsmaxTV and i24 News he also co-hosts radio programs on SiriusXM Patriot with his wife Deneen Borelli. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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