Sen. Bernie Sanders was a guest on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” when he attempted to use Newt Gingrich’s legislative success in the 1990s to somehow validate his opinion that American would welcome his socialist policies with open arms.
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 25, 2018
He is right about one thing that he said:
“Back in 1994, Newt Gingrich, who I disagree with on everything, really had a bold, right-wing agenda, and I think we should learn from that.”
If there is one thing Democrats should learn, it is that a bold right-wing agenda will work.
Gingrich’s 1994 victory was propelled by Republicans’ ability to connect with middle-class voters through common sense solutions spelled out in the Contract with America.
There is zero evidence that Americans (outside of a few extreme leftist districts) want anything to do with the outright socialism that Bernie Sanders/Alexandria Oasio-Cortez/Maxine Waters would like to implement.
Someone should tell him that Dems flipped swing districts by running away from his agenda, not on it. https://t.co/bbOoD9iNnF
— Jeremiah Ward 🎄🎁⛄ (@JeremiahRWard) November 25, 2018
If Democrats allow the extreme figures in their party to set the agenda going forward, they will do so at their own eventual demise.