[Marxism] Fwd: Bernie Sanders is no Eugene Debs | Green Papers [was Re: Jacobin editor urges voting for Clinton in swing states]

Tristan Sloughter t at crashfast.com
Fri Apr 8 15:13:01 MDT 2016


> For the same reason I and most Marxmailers (except a handful of
> pro-Castro fanatics) lambasted Barack Obama in 2007 when he was being
> hailed as the Second Coming of FDR.
 
There is a difference. Obama, outside of his campaign rhetoric, very
clear to the Party that he was another "New Democrat". It only took
removing a very thin layer to get to the fact he was nothing new,
instead another economically conservative Democrat.
 
While Sanders has caucused with the Democrats, he hasn't been one
and only did so because it meant an immediate stage for his
presidential bid.
 
This doesn't mean Sanders is in any way like Eugene Debs, or that his
"democratic socialism" isn't just left liberalism. But there is a
difference from Obama.



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