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Berners Must Become Tea Party of the Left to Keep Hillary Honest

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Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 02:59 AM PST

This third party would keep Hillary honest: Bernie Sanders backers must become a Tea Party of the left

Hillary returns to her neo-con, triangulating roots in a nanosecond unless progressives keep up intense pressure

Michael Lerner

In early April President Obama warned against the danger of a Tea Party of the Left, which might “stake out positions so extreme, they alienate the broad public.” The media correctly understood this as a warning to Bernie Sanders’ supporters.

Yet if you look at the impact the Tea Party activists had in changing the direction of the Republican Party, it seems clear that this is precisely what the tens of millions of people who support Sanders need to do, and they…

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