2020 Democratic candidates are spiraling out of control. Most recently, Bernie’s inability to debate Trump on the facts has him resorting to name-calling and ad hominem attacks.
Bernie Sanders recently said, “We have a president who is a racist, a president who is a sexist, a president who is a homophobe, and a president who is a xenophobe, and a president who is a religious bigot. It gives me no joy to tell you that. But it is the truth and we need to confront that.”
In fact, most Democrats use the word “racist” to describe the other half of the country:
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Many Americans think people in the other party are ignorant, spiteful, evil and generally destroying the country, according to a new Axios poll by SurveyMonkey, aired on HBO on Sunday night. 61% of Democrats see Republicans as “racist/bigoted/sexist.” 31% of Republicans say they view Democrats in the same light.
Why it matters: If Americans are this convinced that the other side isn’t just wrong, but dumb and evil, they’ll never be able to find enough common ground to solve real problems. And they’re more likely to elect leaders who can’t do it, either.
The suspicion runs so deep that a third of all Americans say they’d be disappointed if a close family member married someone whose partisanship didn’t match their own, according to the poll for “Axios on HBO.”
The percentage saying they’d be at least somewhat bothered by this jumps to 50% among liberal Democrats; it’s 32% among conservative Republicans.
For both parties, more moderate affiliates are about 20 percentage points less likely to say they’d be disappointed.
POLL: Are Democrats WRONG about Trump being racist?
.@BernieSanders: "We have a president who is a racist, a president who is a sexist, a president who is a homophobe, and a president who is a xenophobe, and a president who is a religious bigot. It gives me no joy to tell you that. But it is the truth and we need to confront that"
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 14, 2018
Trump is a racist, a sexist and a xenophobe. Despite all of that, he will be a very formidable opponent.
We can beat him and we will beat him. But we cannot take anything for granted.
To win, we have got to create the largest voter turnout in the history of the country.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 19, 2019