… by threatening (actual) Democrats, of course — with the assistance of the NYTimes:
— Zachary 🇪🇺 (@zatchry) April 14, 2019
ALSO: It's not just @BernieSanders criticizing @AmProg for accepting $ from entities that don't align with progressive politics (@Walmart, @BankofAmerica, @blackstone, @UAEEmbassyUS, @AHIPCoverage, @BAESystemsInc, etc). CAP's $ makes many liberals uneasy. https://t.co/3lZBmUqooQ
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 14, 2019
Bernie Sanders whining about critical media coverage and calling for unity is the height of hypocrisy. His recently hired press secretary and speech writer both established well-earned reputations for punching left, and often taking cheap shots.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 14, 2019
Here’s the collection of grievances that Sanders nailed to CAP’s door https://t.co/cUhWuZ0PIm
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) April 14, 2019
“Nice think tank you got there…it’d be a shame if anything happened to it…” pic.twitter.com/dAFLzARqoa
— Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) April 14, 2019
One can surmise it’s about “working the refs,” trying to intimidate others from criticizing his ideas or him. Sanders’s effort is bizarre, when you think about it. Imagine if Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) railed at the New York Times editorial page https://t.co/RvICxRhpQy
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 15, 2019
One of the “digs” on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 presidential campaign was that he was all about himself — insufficiently attuned to concerns about unity, quick to lash out at critics and exceptionally thin-skinned. Those concerns surfaced again in Democratic ranks when he hired a rabid social media hit man, David Sirota (who hadn’t initially disclosed his affiliation with the Sanders camp).
Now he has gone into full attack-and-destroy mode, targeting in a vitriolic letter the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank that has advanced, for example, a health-care plan that expands Medicare but is distinct from the Sanders Medicare-for-all plan, and CAP Action Fund, CAP’s political arm…