Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a screamer. A rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth, wild-eyed, arm waving screamer. But The Nation is calling him their “Most Valuable Progressive.” Progressive? Sure. Valuable? Who are they kidding? Maybe the most volatile progressive. That would be an MVP award more appropriate for him.
As a House member of 16 years, what piece of legislation did he ever get passed? He got the post office in Fair Haven, Vermont renamed for Matthew Lyon, a Vermonter who spent as much time in jail as he did in Congress. It’s a befitting accomplishment for a man who, in the hearts of Vermonters, has become Lyon-ized.
But he’s ineffective.