“In the coming months, elites in the Democratic Party will surely find all manner of justification for their vague distrust of Bernie Sanders. But understanding the real origin of this mistrust isn’t hard: just imagine how awkward it must be to discuss Sanders’ full-throated indictment of the shamelessly rich if you exist within a certain sphere of the Democratic establishment. Speaking too plainly about the bald, gluttonous concentration of wealth among America’s richest citizens is self-evidently gauche when one’s trying to enjoy the Crispy Black Bass and Braised Veal Cheek “Surf & Turf” at Le Bernardin — particularly if the meal is being footed by a wealthy friend or benefactor.”

Read the rest at Salon. “What Bernie’s liberal critics miss: Attacking him as ‘unrealistic’ is making a huge error