As the Democratic primary heats up, the gloves are coming off. It was both predictable and predictedthat the same party eminences who hectored Democrats about civility and not “eating their own” would strike the first blow.

When Bernie Sanders’s tax returns revealed that income from the sale of his books had made him a millionaire, ThinkProgress, the website financed by and run out of the Center of American Progress and its Action Fund called it “very off brand and embarrassing,” and followed with a snarky video suggesting—inaccurately—that Sanders had stopped denouncing millionaires as he moved closer to becoming one.

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