Look, I get it. There are some things the number two progressive talking head on MSNBC shouldn’t say and this is clearly one of them. After what exit-polls suggest could be a historic defeat for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, Chris Hayes pointed out that Corbyn could not be faulted for holding back. He ran as a democratic socialist candidate interested in nationalizing industries and raising taxes to cover all sorts of new spending priorities from increasing the NHS budget to putting people to work on green energy projects. And yet, he appears to have lost in a blowout.
It wasn’t hard to grasp what Hayes was suggesting. Every time a moderate Democrat loses an election, the left points to it as an example of why the party should move far left. That’s how Josh Kraushaar read it too:
Warning from across the pond to Dems flirting with Bernie/Warren https://t.co/VR13ixQmTv
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) December 12, 2019