Why Sanders is a better bet against Trump

May 11, 2016

Why Sanders is a better bet against Trump
Many observers may scratch their heads wondering how a crass billionaire can make inroads with working-class voters, but their confusion misses a critical point: The political revolt that benefited Donald Trump is not limited to the Republican Party, but is also in full fury inside the Democratic Party. Democrats, by embracing in the 1990s a series of bipartisan policies geared toward corporations at the expense of American jobs, have since failed to adequately defend America's working class, and those voters are making their presence felt at the ballot box as a result.

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