Earlier this month, the Washington State Democrat Party sent an email to its supporters expressing excitement over the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator and self-avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders. The email read, “Democrats have another candidate for President!” Of course, it conveniently left out the fact that Sanders is not, in fact, a Democrat. Sanders refuses to recognize himself as a Democrat and insists he is, first and foremost, a Socialist.
Well, that fact hasn’t stopped desperate Democrats from claiming Sanders as their own. Of course, given the list of Democrat presidential hopefuls, we can’t exactly blame them. It appears that the state party is so desperate for a candidate other than Hillary Clinton that it is willing to call Sanders a Democrat.
In a recent email, the state Democrats praise their first candidates for President—including Sanders—and ask supporters to fill out a survey in order to gain input on the most cared about issues. The end goal is to “run a smarter and more effective campaign.” We’re guessing the state Democrats’ “smarter and more effective campaign” does not include publically admitting they have fully embraced a self-avowed Socialist as a their own.