Fear and loathing in Las Vegas: Democrats ask ‘what would Lenin do?’ about Bernie Sanders

LAS VEGAS (BLOOMBERG) — There is growing consensus among Democrats that Bernie Sanders is a literal Communist whose old-school economic takeover would crush the legitimized payola machine the party has built over the last 100 years.

They can’t agree on how to stop him, but fear and loathing is rising in Las Vegas as Super Tuesday — and its 100 delegates — looms on the horizon.

As a former Clinton confidant, Virginia governor, and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe is better positioned than most to see what’s coming — and what must be done.

“You see this tremendous angst in the party — what are we going to do?” asked McAuliffe, clearly distraught at the lack of solid options. “I don’t care what Bloomberg says, the Clinton Gambit is out. Bernie has wised up since 2016, the [Clinton] Foundation has lost its foreign influencers, and we don’t control the DOJ anymore.”

What the party needs, according to McAuliffe, is to unify around one moderate-sounding socialist who will keep the graft train rolling.

“We have a lot of good candidates, but in general we’re incredibly frustrated that the field hasn’t winnowed,” he said. “We’re playing for very high stakes, and if a moderate doesn’t start winning we may need to ask — ‘what would Lenin do?'”

Sanders has a team of hardcore Communist field organizers who expect Democrats to intensify their attacks. The campaign also says there is only one way to stop him from taking Super Tuesday and a 100-delegate lead.

“I’ve been attacked by the media establishment, I’ve been attacked by the corporate establishment, I’ve been attacked by the Republican establishment, I’ve been attacked by the Democratic establishment, and they’re nervous,” Sanders said. “The only thing I’m worried about is what Lenin would do.”

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