UPDATED: Is Sanders a Sexist? His Comment Raises the Question, Again.


Senator Bernie Sanders Grins at Reception Mainers Gave Him  in Portland Last Year.

Democratic primary voters perception of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt). took a dive amid his clash with Warren over whether he said a woman cannot win the presidency.  His net favorability fell 6 points since before his clash with Warren, though there was no movement in his overall first-choice support according to a report from Morning Consult yesterday.

The clash between Warren and Sanders began January 13 – a day prior to the final debate before the Iowa caucuses when a CNN reported that Sanders had told Warren in a 2018 meeting that he did not think a woman could win the White House.

Before the debate, Sanders denied the claim, but Warren issued a statement saying the reporting was true.   On stage, Sanders again denied he said a women couldn’t win the presidency, while Warren made her case about why a woman can win. When the debate was over, a microphone captured a tense interaction in which Warren said Sanders called her a liar on national tv, a tape that was a key focus of post-debate news coverage.

Do you think that Sanders is a sexist? .

In an article on the front page of The New York Times, dated January 22, 2020,  former Secretary of State and a former candidate for president, Hillary Clinton made her feelings about Bernie Sanders known in another publication.  It wasn’t pretty.

“Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.  He was a career politician,” she said in the Times article.  “It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

The same article says that Sanders, the presidential candidate with the gravely voice, has denied he ever made a sexist remark to Senator Warren as described above.  In response, Clinton said his remark was “part of a pattern”, noting that he said in 2016 that Mrs. Clinton was unqualified to be president.

Sanders:  “Take your head out of the sand or the gutter. This is 2020.”

Please visit post herein dated September 2, 2019 for information on the Bernie Fest in Downtown Portland.

(note:  Maybe Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the first women President of the US the way the Senate trial is proceeding tonight)!