Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders's popularity

Violet Tucker
April 20, 2017

Never once, however, did he sound as if he truly gave a shit.

Bernie Sanders will return Thursday to Grand Prairie's Verizon Theatre, where the former Democratic presidential candidate will rally supporters and talk progressive politics in Trump's America. Perez can, it seems, take damn near any pressing issue and turn it flat, with every word and phrase processed and reprocessed until every ounce of urgency and engagement has been extracted from it.

Hoping to help trigger a turnaround for Democrats, the party's new national chairman, Tom Perez, and the passionate former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are bringing their national tour to South Florida.

During a joint interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Tuesday night, Sanders said he does not even consider himself a Democrat. "ISIS has got to be defeated", Sanders said. Many saw the move as a sign of Sanders' continuing influence on the party, which has also led Democrats to draft an economic agenda-to be unveiled as early as this summer-that is expected to take its cues from the senator's populist rhetoric. "We have begun a..."

Their visit comes as Democrats are trying to rebound from a series of election losses in Kentucky. It is time we got involved in a way that we have never done before. They believe more people in the country are on their same page. The message was, and it too often continues to be, that if you like Dick Cheney, you'll like us, too, because we're much like him and his kind, only slightly nicer to the broads, the browns, and the blacks.

Sanders campaigned heavily in Florida a year ago to nab the Democratic nomination but ultimately lost out to Hillary Clinton, who received 64 percent of the primary vote.

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The mainstream media is obsessed with how Trump is changing the GOP.

Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes called on candidates in her party to reach out to voters outside of big cities. He won a majority of votes in all but two of Kentucky's 120 counties - though Hillary Clinton won the two most populous counties.

Tom Perez speaks in Washington in January 2016.

"At a time of massive income and wealth inequality and a shrinking middle class, we need a government which represents all Americans, not just Wall Street, multinational corporations and the top 1 percent", according to a statement from Sanders and Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison.

"I think Democrats are at our best when we are united, when we put those values into action and when we tap into this grassroots energy that's really unprecedented in my lifetime".

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