As a conservative, I’m torn here. On the one hand, I don’t want to defend Bernie Sanders. On the other hand, anything that helps destroy “moderate” Democrats is good. For too long, people have pretended that we can vote for Democrats without ultimately destroying capitalism and the Constitution. So if the Sanders wing of the party pushes Democrats further left, we can stop quibbling over cultural issues and get down to the real division. The GOP could benefit from a sort of “Queers for Capitalism” shift of LGBT people who, realizing that Democrats are leading us toward a Venezuela-style nightmare, decide they prefer Republican fiscal and economic policies. In point of fact, Donald Trump got a larger share of the gay vote than he did among black voters, and then there’s the foreign-policy problem of radical Islam. Here again, I think LGBT voters are clever enough to realize that sharia law is not their friend, and many feminists can look at what ISIS did in its “caliphate” and realize that a get-tough anti-terrorism policy is justified. So if the Democrats go drifting off in a Massachusetts/California direction, the rest of the country will look at the choice confronting them in 2018 and 2020 and say, “Yeah. I’m voting Republican.” Therefore, as a conservative I applaud the Bernie wing’s attack on “moderate” Democrats, and remind every American with common sense that the GOP is still in favor of capitalism, the Constitution, and the rule of law.