As Bernie soars, some Democrats are worried he might win the primary

If the Democrat primary polls are correct, Bernie Sanders may end the primary season as the last man standing.  Recent polling shows that Bernie is breaking away from the pack, something that worries those Democrats who don't want a socialist takeover in America.

California Democratic Primary poll has Bernie in the lead with 26% of those polled favoring him, versus 20% for Warren (his nearest ideological rival) and 15% for Biden (the supposedly "moderate" candidate).  An Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus poll has Bernie leading at 30%, with Biden at 21% and Klobuchar in third at 13%.  A New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary poll has Bernie at 29%, Biden at 22%, and Warren at 16%.  And a Utah Democratic Primary poll also puts Bernie at the top, with 27% to Warren's 14% and Biden's 12%.

As we learned in 2016, though, polls are imperfect.  While one Iowa poll has Bernie with a soaring lead (noted above), another one gives Biden the big lead, with Sanders and Buttigieg running neck and neck behind him.  Polling is more art than science.

Still, one can't deny that Bernie seems to have the momentum.  Even as Biden sinks deeper into dementia and dishonor, Warren lies compulsively, and Buttigieg kicks people out of the Democrat Party, Bernie is consistent: he wants socialism (i.e., total government control over the means of production and over the way in which people run their lives), and he wants it now.

Some old-style Democrats who haven't joined the hard Left push that's currently driving the Democrat Party are getting worried as they watch Bernie's ascension.  Jonathan Chait has written an essay at the New York Intelligencer calling a possible Bernie nomination "insane."  Although all the Democrat candidates have problems, none is like Bernie's:

[T]he totality of the evidence suggests Sanders is an extremely, perhaps uniquely, risky nominee. His vulnerabilities are enormous and untested. No party nomination, with the possible exception of Barry Goldwater in 1964, has put forth a presidential nominee with the level of downside risk exposure as a Sanders-led ticket would bring. To nominate Sanders would be insane.

Sanders has gleefully discarded the party's conventional wisdom that it has to pick and choose where to push public opinion leftward, adopting a comprehensive left-wing agenda, some of which is popular, and some of which is decidedly not. Positions in the latter category include replacing all private health insurance with a government plan, banning fracking, letting prisoners vote, decriminalizing the border, giving free health care to undocumented immigrants, and eliminating ICE. (I am only listing Sanders positions that are intensely unpopular. I am not including positions, like national rent control and phasing out all nuclear energy, that I consider ill-advised but which probably won't harm him much with voters.)

Additionally, unlike Warren, a leftist who pretends she's governing within the American tradition, Bernie is an out-and-proud socialist.

Bernie is also utterly unprepared for the pushback he would get in a general election:

Sanders has never faced an electorate where these vulnerabilities could be used against him. Nor, for that matter, has he had to defend some of his bizarre youthful musings (such as his theory that sexual repression causes breast cancer) or the suspicious finances surrounding his wife's college. Democrats are rightfully concerned about attacks on Hunter Biden's nepotistic role at Burisma, but Sanders is going to have to defend equally questionable deals, like the $500,000 his wife's university paid for a woodworking program run by his stepdaughter.

There's more, and what Chait has to say is worth reading, for he discusses the forces within the Democrat Party pushing Bernie to the fore.

What Chait doesn't address is that Bernie himself is not the only problem.  He also trails in his wake a lot of open Marxist-Leninists and Anarchists who are lusting for battle, re-education camps, seizure of all private assets, and a deep yearning to repeat Lenin in 1917 or Mao in 1949.

Project Veritas has already exposed two of the radicals working for Bernie — and Bernie's campaign has said nothing and done nothing about them.  On Tuesday, Project Veritas returned with two more radicals working for Bernie in South Carolina.

Mason Baird is rather sweet in that he really doesn't want to hurt anyone and, instead, imagines using momentum to scare away those opposed to a total communist takeover.  The other man, Daniel Taylor, is a cheerful, stone-cold leftist who believes that violence is the inevitable means by which Bernie will consolidate power.  He accepts that Bernie might not win in 2020 but is optimistic that Bernie is building a power base that will ultimately result in a socialist takeover.  Watching these two men is truly chilling:

If the Democrat primary polls are correct, Bernie Sanders may end the primary season as the last man standing.  Recent polling shows that Bernie is breaking away from the pack, something that worries those Democrats who don't want a socialist takeover in America.

California Democratic Primary poll has Bernie in the lead with 26% of those polled favoring him, versus 20% for Warren (his nearest ideological rival) and 15% for Biden (the supposedly "moderate" candidate).  An Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus poll has Bernie leading at 30%, with Biden at 21% and Klobuchar in third at 13%.  A New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary poll has Bernie at 29%, Biden at 22%, and Warren at 16%.  And a Utah Democratic Primary poll also puts Bernie at the top, with 27% to Warren's 14% and Biden's 12%.

As we learned in 2016, though, polls are imperfect.  While one Iowa poll has Bernie with a soaring lead (noted above), another one gives Biden the big lead, with Sanders and Buttigieg running neck and neck behind him.  Polling is more art than science.

Still, one can't deny that Bernie seems to have the momentum.  Even as Biden sinks deeper into dementia and dishonor, Warren lies compulsively, and Buttigieg kicks people out of the Democrat Party, Bernie is consistent: he wants socialism (i.e., total government control over the means of production and over the way in which people run their lives), and he wants it now.

Some old-style Democrats who haven't joined the hard Left push that's currently driving the Democrat Party are getting worried as they watch Bernie's ascension.  Jonathan Chait has written an essay at the New York Intelligencer calling a possible Bernie nomination "insane."  Although all the Democrat candidates have problems, none is like Bernie's:

[T]he totality of the evidence suggests Sanders is an extremely, perhaps uniquely, risky nominee. His vulnerabilities are enormous and untested. No party nomination, with the possible exception of Barry Goldwater in 1964, has put forth a presidential nominee with the level of downside risk exposure as a Sanders-led ticket would bring. To nominate Sanders would be insane.

Sanders has gleefully discarded the party's conventional wisdom that it has to pick and choose where to push public opinion leftward, adopting a comprehensive left-wing agenda, some of which is popular, and some of which is decidedly not. Positions in the latter category include replacing all private health insurance with a government plan, banning fracking, letting prisoners vote, decriminalizing the border, giving free health care to undocumented immigrants, and eliminating ICE. (I am only listing Sanders positions that are intensely unpopular. I am not including positions, like national rent control and phasing out all nuclear energy, that I consider ill-advised but which probably won't harm him much with voters.)

Additionally, unlike Warren, a leftist who pretends she's governing within the American tradition, Bernie is an out-and-proud socialist.

Bernie is also utterly unprepared for the pushback he would get in a general election:

Sanders has never faced an electorate where these vulnerabilities could be used against him. Nor, for that matter, has he had to defend some of his bizarre youthful musings (such as his theory that sexual repression causes breast cancer) or the suspicious finances surrounding his wife's college. Democrats are rightfully concerned about attacks on Hunter Biden's nepotistic role at Burisma, but Sanders is going to have to defend equally questionable deals, like the $500,000 his wife's university paid for a woodworking program run by his stepdaughter.

There's more, and what Chait has to say is worth reading, for he discusses the forces within the Democrat Party pushing Bernie to the fore.

What Chait doesn't address is that Bernie himself is not the only problem.  He also trails in his wake a lot of open Marxist-Leninists and Anarchists who are lusting for battle, re-education camps, seizure of all private assets, and a deep yearning to repeat Lenin in 1917 or Mao in 1949.

Project Veritas has already exposed two of the radicals working for Bernie — and Bernie's campaign has said nothing and done nothing about them.  On Tuesday, Project Veritas returned with two more radicals working for Bernie in South Carolina.

Mason Baird is rather sweet in that he really doesn't want to hurt anyone and, instead, imagines using momentum to scare away those opposed to a total communist takeover.  The other man, Daniel Taylor, is a cheerful, stone-cold leftist who believes that violence is the inevitable means by which Bernie will consolidate power.  He accepts that Bernie might not win in 2020 but is optimistic that Bernie is building a power base that will ultimately result in a socialist takeover.  Watching these two men is truly chilling: