A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one:
Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders invoked rapper Cardi B in a tweet Wednesday, writing, “Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper [Cardi B] weighed in on Social Security during an interview with GQ posted last week, telling the magazine that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was “the real ‘Make America Great Again,’ because if it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security.”
It’s pretty amazing that Democrats aren’t front and center campaigning on strengthening social security, which is the most popular government program in the country. Not only is it good politics, but it’s also good policy as well. What’s their worst fear in doing so? Being scorned by the New York Times op-ed page?
As per usual, Bernie Sanders–who isn’t even a Democrat!–is showing Democrats the way forward.