I say all this not to cancel Sanders for past misjudgments. I say all this because the intellectual suppositions that led him to embrace these views still guide his thinking today. I’ve just watched populism destroy traditional conservatism in the G.O.P. I’m here to tell you that Bernie Sanders is not a liberal Democrat. He’s what replaces liberal Democrats.
Pretty demented misreading of history by Brooks, but what do you expect. I’ve been fascinated by the emerging genre of “centrist opinion writers wrestling with whether they’d vote for Sanders.” Mark Brooks up on the “No” board.