This interesting article is from outline.com
“In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, said recently. She’s right.
Ocasio-Cortez and her preferred presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are self-described democratic socialists. In every other political system, they would belong to a far left party such as Germany’s Die Linke or France’s Socialist Party. And yet Sanders, Congress’s longest serving self-described independent, is now in the top-tier, and arguably even the frontrunner among candidates to become the Democratic nominee for president.
Likewise, Michael Bloomberg is also no Democrat. Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City twice as a Republican and once as an independent. While socially progressive, his time in government was marked by fiscally responsible, pro-business policies. His moderate record seems well outside the mainstream of today’s Democratic Party.
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