Bernie Sanders: Socialism Isn’t ‘Tainted,’ It’s Mainstream


Socialism has gone “mainstream” and is now supported by the majority of Americans, Sen. Bernard Sanders asserted this week, saying Democrats should embrace rather than shun the term as they campaign to win control of Congress.

Mr. Sanders was responding to television comic Stephen Colbert, who had suggested left-wing candidates could do better in Democratic primaries if they would cool it with the S-word, which he said carries a “taint” in voters’ minds.

The Vermont independent, who won the Democratic primary for another term Tuesday, said Mr. Colbert is missing the massive shift among Americans who are ready for a new …

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