House Democrats Boo Bernie Sanders for Suggesting that Principles Matter

Normally, I watch intra-party squabbles on the left with a bucket of popcorn handy, but in this case, I gotta say I feel Bernie Sanders’ pain. Bernie Sanders apparently had a meeting today with House Democrats who actually booed him for saying there were things more important than winning elections, like principles. 

I want to point and laugh but then I remember that the Nebraska GOP essentially did the same thing to Ben Sasse for saying the same thing. Sigh.

While they wanted to hear about how to beat Donald Trump — and how Sanders might help them win the House back — he was talking about remaking the country.

“The goal isn’t to win elections, the goal is to transform America,” Sanders said at one point, according to multiple lawmakers and aides in the room.

Some Democrats booed Sanders for that line, which plays better on the campaign trail than in front of a roomful of elected officials.


Hey, Bernie: welcome to our nightmare, the one in which it is revealed how few people in Washington actually give a crap about literally anything other than keeping their own jobs. I am convinced that 90% of the people up there choose “Republican” or “Democrat” based solely on which they think will help them win in their district/state.

As Donald Trump would say: Sad!