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The Bernie Mittens Meme Is a Sad Reminder of the Left’s Defeat

Centrists embrace the meme but never the man

Sen. Bernie Sanders sits on the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

On January 20, Joe Biden became the president. Bernie Sanders became a meme. A picture of Bernie at the inauguration, bundled up in his jacket and mittens, went viral. Soon it was being remixed into dozens of famous images as well as scenes from film and TV. My public response may…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD