What Bernie Gets Right — And Wrong

What the media tries to do is divide us up and suggest this country is hopelessly divided and everybody hates everybody. Sometimes we forget … nobody agrees with anybody else 100 percent of the time. I think sometimes the divisions are not quite as deep as some would make out.”

Bernie Sanders is right about this. But it’s not the whole picture. He also needs to acknowledge his campaign’s own role in the seemingly ever-widening divide.

He must try to reign in his supporters. He needs to repeatedly and emphatically ask them to stop interrupting Trump rallies and to stop being so confrontational with the Trump fans.

Of course, Trump needs to tone down his rhetoric, too. It’s everyone’s responsibility to restore a bit of civility and decorum.

ajh

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