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This doesn't mean, however, that the DNC was wrong for distrusting Sanders' sincerity when he claimed to be a Democrat.
The fact that Sanders has just announced he will run for reelection in 2018 as an independent underscores that point.
There are millions of Americans who, unlike Sanders, actually do identify as Democrats. They do not consider the label to be a badge of shame but a genuine reflection of their political values. When Sanders enters and leaves the Democratic Party at his own convenience, it implicitly insults all of those Democratic voters — and raises questions about what other expediencies Sanders would be willing to resort to in order to achieve his political goals.
Just because the DNC was wrong for rigging the primaries against Sanders doesn't mean Sanders is right today for not acting in good faith toward the Democratic Party.
originally posted by: Diisenchanted
a reply to: infolurker
Bernie betrayed the Dems when he allowed the DNC to steal the nomination from him during the last runoff.
Although he seemed to have monetarily benefited from his last attempt.