Learn from British Corbyn, US Sanders says

This 21 June 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders to Democrats: Jeremy Corbyn Taught Us a Lesson—Learn It!

21 June 2017

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Bernie Sanders told Democrats how they can start winning elections again. Basically, he implored them to learn the lesson Jeremy Corbyn recently taught us. The establishment doubted Jeremy Corbyn,

They not just doubted. They smeared.

but he showed the world that progressives are able to galvanize younger voters to come out and vote. If Democrats want to end their losing spree, they need to channel progressivism and move towards the left—not the center.

NANCY PELOSI UNDER FIRE Some Congressional Democrats are calling for new leadership in light of the latest special election losses. [HuffPost]

Britain’s Bernie Is Defying Expectations And Galvanizing The Left: here.

26 thoughts on “Learn from British Corbyn, US Sanders says

  1. There was one additional factor in the Democratic losses, admitted by one prominent office-holder, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who backed Hillary Clinton in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination last year. Speaking on MSNBC, Murphy said that the single-minded focus on investigating alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia had become a “distraction” to mounting effective election campaigns.

    “Democrats have to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican Party is all about economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democratic Party is about economic growth for everybody,” he said. “The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russia, you know, has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda, which is on economics.”



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  7. Monday 26th June 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    TORIES should seek to emulate the Labour left, Michael Gove said this weekend.

    The controversial Environment Secretary told the Kings Place Politics Festival that pro-Corbyn group Momentum had “brought lots of enthusiastic young people into politics” and “helped change the culture of the Labour Party.”

    He said he did not “endorse all the principles” of the group, but believed Conservatives could “learn something” from their success in getting thousands of people newly involved in politics.

    Mr Gove added: “The attitude … of many Conservative associations to a young person saying: ‘I want to get involved’ is to say: ‘Here are some leaflets to deliver’.

    “You think: ‘I joined the Conservatives for political ideas, if I wanted to be a postman, I’d have … gone down that route.’

    “And so we have to think hard about how we provide a space and opportunity for people who are interested in political ideas.”

    Momentum founder Jon Lansman welcomed Mr Gove’s admission that the grassroots campaign has been a positive development for politics in Britain as a whole.

    But Mr Lansman warned Labour had only been able to harness this enthusiasm because it had offered “bold policies” of the left, which he suggested the Conservatives could not do.

    Momentum was founded by Mr Lansman and others as a new force to bring together various currents of the Labour left. It has faced vitriol from some Labour MPs concerned that new pro-Corbyn members will seek to de-select them as parliamentary candidates.

    Mr Gove noted the rise of left populism across the world.

    He said: “I expect if Bernie Sanders had been the Democrat nominee [for US president] he’d probably have beaten Donald Trump.”



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