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The Conservative Case for Bernie Sanders Septuagenarian socialist mixes left-wing politics with conservative disposition

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There’s a long history of “all-American,” and even conservative, socialism. Sanders claims that the system is rigged by undue financial influence over elections, corporate tax loopholes, and crony capitalism, which makes a conservative case for left-wing policy; in one humorous moment during a discussion of 20th century tax rates, Sanders quipped that he might not be as much of a socialist as Eisenhower. Any way you slice it, Bernie’s proposals lean to the left. And if by “socialism” you mean Nordic social democracy, then they might be socialist too. 

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

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