Bernie Sanders was the darling of the far-left in the 2016 primaries.
The self-described Democratic Socialist’s campaign catching fire symbolized the drift of the Democrat base into anti-American socialism.
Sanders was expected to be a top contender in the 2020 primaries but he just found he has one career killing problem.
The hot new position on the extreme left is calling for the abolition of ICE.
Liberals equate ICE with Nazi storm troopers because they don’t believe in enforcing the laws against illegal immigration.
They want open borders and only deportation for some criminals.
Every other illegal alien should be allowed to stay and granted amnesty so they can become reliable Democrat voters.
To the surprise of many on the left, Bernie Sanders rejected this call.
Liberals ripped Sanders for this betrayal and cast him out as the leader of their movement.
Sarah Jones of The New Republic encapsulated this belief when she wrote:
Sanders could be a source of consistent, left-wing pressure on party leadership, whether or not he runs in 2020. If he intends to build a lasting political movement out of the remnants of his last presidential campaign, he’ll need to become an effective counterweight to the mainstream Democratic Party. But based on his ICE comments and the uneven results of his campaign efforts, Sanders no longer seems like such a sure figurehead for disgruntled Democratic voters.
Far left Senators like Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand have adopted the abolish ICE mantra.
Hillary Clinton bested Sanders in 2016 on the strength of her performance with minority voters.
Identity politics obsessed liberals – who view enforcing immigration laws as equal to white supremacy – will have other options in the 2020 primary.
Bernie Sanders risks turning from the darling of the left in 2016 to an also-ran in 2020.