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Trump-style payback for Bernie

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By Carl Golden

The national Democratic Party is in full panic now, its leaders in a headlong flight like something from a 1950's sci-fi flick where terrorized townspeople flee a 10-story tall monster crushing cars and flattening buildings.

It's not some Godzilla-like creature risen from the ocean depths. Just a cranky, white-haired 78-year-old socialist from Vermont leading a dedicated band of followers trampling on a party establishment and reducing to rubble the philosophical pillars which support it.

It's the second coming of Sen. Bernie Sanders, delivering payback to the party hierarchy he blames for rigging the 2016 presidential primary process and cheating him of the nomination. His victory in the New Hampshire primary following a first place finish in the train wreck that was the Iowa caucuses secured his position leading the remaining viable contenders for the nomination.

Sanders ― like Donald Trump four years ago ― is an agent of change, not working at the margins and nibbling at the fringes change but bulldozing the political landscape flat and starting over change. Both boast dedicated, committed armies to prove their points. Both provided an outlet for the restiveness........

© The Korea Times