New People’s Party Forming Around Sanders Voter Base!?!

La Costa, CA
February 13, 2017

by Rich Scheck

An effort is being made to form a new “People’s Party” around those who voted
for Bernie Sanders in 2016:

Some might think it is too little, too late. Arguably, Trump’s victory achieved the
goal of creating a new populist party that included many of Bernie’s supporters
who could not bring themselves to vote for Hillary after she and the DNC conspired
to steal the nomination from him.

I thought Sanders should have bolted the Democratic Party instead of endorsing Clinton:

Jill Stein offered him the chance to head the Green Party ticket but he passed:

With Trump apparently regressing into a hawk while abandoning his pledge to avoid
foreign interventions, the time is ripe to revisit the topic of forming a new party that
embodies the populist issues shared by the disaffected left and right.

Sanders himself seems stuck in the past and is disavowing any interest in the project:

I think his supporters should opt for the younger, more attractive and vocally anti-war
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard:

By focusing on a limited set of issues that reflect the true electoral majority,
2020 may very well be the decisive year for the emergence of a transpartisan
arrangement that can re-energize the polity and transform the country:

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