Bernie Sanders party affiliations include:
- Liberty Union (Before 1979)
- Independent (1979–2015; 2016–present)
- Democratic (2015-2016)
Now, Bernie the Democrat-for-convenience is once again an independent.
"Bernie Sanders to Return to Senate as an Independent
Democratic runner-up says more DNC staff should leave over emails
By PETER NICHOLAS
Jul 26, 2016 12:21 pm ET
PHILADELPHIA – Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contest.
“I was elected as an independent; I’ll stay two years more as an independent,” Mr. Sanders said."
While people fret that the Democratic Party leadership may have treated Bernie unfairly, one might seriously ask, why would they treat him as a full-fledged Democrat in the first place?