Are Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg ideological opposites? (1 Viewer)

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I ask, because clearly this AP writer thinks so in their reporting.


Bernie Sanders held a narrow lead over Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday night as the two ideological opposites battled it out for front-runner status in the chaotic nomination fight to take on President Donald Trump.
 

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I ask, because clearly this AP writer thinks so in their reporting.


Bernie Sanders held a narrow lead over Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday night as the two ideological opposites battled it out for front-runner status in the chaotic nomination fight to take on President Donald Trump.

Meh, didnt click on the article.. but I’m guessing he means b/c Bernie identifies as a Democratic Socialist, while Pete is more Moderate.

Hell, Pete is even more moderate than Trump, who is in fact a CORPORATE SOCIALIST.
 

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I don't think they're ideological opposites. I think they agree on a lot of things. The only difference is that Buttigieg doesn't think we should tear the system completely down to get there. That's my opinion.
I think the problem in my view is that candidates who are perceived to be further to one side or the other are always curbed back to the middle once they get into office. Look at how Obama campaigned and how moderate he was. Look at how Trump ran on ending endless wars and only continued them. The troubling thing that many see in Pete is that he looks, acts and accepts donations like a corporate politician--despite sliding by on 'progressive' issues, like 'medicare for all who want in' (which just seems sham-ish).

Truth be told... Sanders may not change the system--most people can acknowledge that reality, but he's stubborn as hell and anyone in Washington that is able to reign him in will still get a politician that is further left than those before him.

And by further left i mean more like an FDR Democrat, which many on both sides agree would be a good thing.
 

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I think the problem in my view is that candidates who are perceived to be further to one side or the other are always curbed back to the middle once they get into office. Look at how Obama campaigned and how moderate he was. Look at how Trump ran on ending endless wars and only continued them. The troubling thing that many see in Pete is that he looks, acts and accepts donations like a corporate politician--despite sliding by on 'progressive' issues, like 'medicare for all who want in' (which just seems sham-ish).

Truth be told... Sanders may not change the system--most people can acknowledge that reality, but he's stubborn as hell and anyone in Washington that is able to reign him in will still get a politician that is further left than those before him.

And by further left i mean more like an FDR Democrat, which many on both sides agree would be a good thing.
I would have to agree with this. Soundbites are one thing, but once they're in office, it would take almost a miracle to implement anything close to what either of them want.
 

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No, it is lazy writing.

However, the only "opposite" ish thing is that Bernie is calling for a revolution of sorts and Pete sounds more about building a coalition and taking more palatable steps towards the same or similar goals.
 

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