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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:57 AM

The Myth of the Bernie Bros



This video sums it up why Bernie supporters are so sick and tired of being called Bernie Bros!
Every rally I've been to has been a mixture of beautiful people of all ages.

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jillan Apr 2016 OP
mmonk Apr 2016 #1
jillan Apr 2016 #2
GreatGazoo Apr 2016 #11
mmonk Apr 2016 #13
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2016 #38
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #3
jillan Apr 2016 #4
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #5
Else You Are Mad Apr 2016 #28
Unicorn Apr 2016 #6
Else You Are Mad Apr 2016 #29
pnwmom Apr 2016 #7
elias7 Apr 2016 #8
pnwmom Apr 2016 #9
nc4bo Apr 2016 #10
DrDan Apr 2016 #12
nc4bo Apr 2016 #14
DrDan Apr 2016 #15
nc4bo Apr 2016 #19
Tarc Apr 2016 #16
Agschmid Apr 2016 #17
betsuni Apr 2016 #18
jillan Apr 2016 #24
SidDithers Apr 2016 #20
FlatBaroque Apr 2016 #21
pdsimdars Apr 2016 #22
jillan Apr 2016 #25
pdsimdars Apr 2016 #36
pdsimdars Apr 2016 #23
djean111 Apr 2016 #26
lumberjack_jeff Apr 2016 #33
dr60omg Apr 2016 #27
djean111 Apr 2016 #35
stonecutter357 Apr 2016 #30
Gwhittey Apr 2016 #37
stonecutter357 Apr 2016 #39
gordianot Apr 2016 #31
Trust Buster Apr 2016 #32
lumberjack_jeff Apr 2016 #34

Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:03 AM

1. Part of the smears the Clinton campaign, media, and party came up with

to counter the issues we brought to the campaign. If I leave the party, it will be one of the reasons I'll never look back.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:07 AM

2. I agree 100%! I just loooove how this video started out with Joy Reid.

She has been relentless in her attempt to belittle Bernie, so having her at the beginning of this video was perfect.
Well done Cenk!

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Response to mmonk (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:29 AM

11. And now Clinton has been busted for paying trolls

Clinton SuperPac “Correct the Record” is openly admitting to spending $1 million to hire fake online Hillary supporters to swarm social media sites like Reddit and counteract Sanders' [actually existent unpaid] enthusiastic supporters' points about Hillary in the interest of “unity”. Barf.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/21/1518537/-Clinton-SuperPac-Admits-to-Paying-Internet-Trolls

No doubt the "bernie bros" thing was created to cover for THEIR attacks, much like "going negative" and "tone" were to deflect from Bill and Hillary screaming at liberals and Greenpeace.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:56 AM

13. Yep. Big mistake I think but even bigger by the elected surrogates

and media echo plants. I think Biden is starting to figure that out.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:17 PM

38. That wouldn't surprise me

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:08 AM

3. Thank you for this post.

 

My caucus was like this too, all ages, sexes, and all races. The women at my work are more disgusted with her than me, they are tired of being marginalized. I liked the guy that said divide and conquer, they are definitely trying that.

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Response to northernsouthern (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:11 AM

4. They keep lying about his supporters, and I am sick of it. And they want to unite us?



I should be used to it tho, in 2008 I was called an Obama Bro by the Hillary campaign.

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:19 AM

5. I was lucky on that one.

 

Washington did not fall for her that time either, we did not like the war, we had issues with her race-baiting, and my extended family were from Kenya...so it did not play well with anyone. I think the media was less bought of that time too?

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:06 PM

28. It was even worse than 'Obama bro'

They called the supporters of a black candidate 'Obama BOYS'. Nope, no subtle racism there.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:22 AM

6. I'm pretty sure the Bernie Bros are actually the Correct the record trolls.

 

Very good video.

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Response to Unicorn (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:07 PM

29. Bingo. nt

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:26 AM

7. The NY primary showed a huge gender gap, with women strongly supporting Hillary

and men slightly preferring Bernie. This same gender gap is showing up in national polls.

That is the element of truth in the Bernie Bros image, despite the photo.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 04:16 AM

8. Gender gap primarily among older women, who prefer Hillary

With younger women preferring Bernie

Bernie bros is a pejorative fabrication

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Response to elias7 (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 04:41 AM

9. The NY exit poll showed that majorities of both genders supported Hillary from ages 30 and up.

Most 30 year olds don't think of themselves as old yet.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:24 AM

10. I find the term BBs offensive. There would be outrage if the term HHs were used.

One is as offensive as the other imo but you don't see Sanders' supporters using the latter slur.

Camp HRH owns it all.

Sanders' was chastised to the point he was forced to tell people he didn't even know whether or not they are his actual supporters to stop it.

What about Clinton? Has she told anyone to cut it out besides wallstreet? Nope.

Helluva "tell".

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:45 AM

12. the BBs are responsible for many of the lost Sanders' votes

While "thinking" they are helping the campaign, they are actually damaging it more. Even Bernie and his campaign realize that and have made efforts to stop the damage.

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Response to DrDan (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:25 AM

14. AND what about the double h's Dan?

You people use the Jewish slurs, use ageism like they were toilet paper.

Not falling for your team's bullshit. Hypocrite much.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:30 AM

15. at least you do not deny it

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Response to DrDan (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 09:06 AM

19. Not addressing it at all just pointing out team Hill's two-facedness.

You guys are into the hiring trolls business and are probably the same BBs you are referring to.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:37 AM

16. The "bro" was not a myth, it was a problem so serious that Sanders had to speak up about it

Bernie Sanders Tells Berniebros To Knock It Off — ‘We Don’t Want That Crap’

“We don’t want that crap”: Sanders repudiates sexist “Bernie Bro” supporters

Sanders slams sexist ‘Bernie bro’ supporters: ‘I don’t want that crap, I don’t want them’


This video sums it up why Bernie supporters are so sick and tired of being called Bernie Bros!
Every rally I've been to has been a mixture of beautiful people of all ages.


That sentiment is no different than the GOP pointing to the existence of the Log Cabin Republicans as proof of their LGBTQ outreach.

, indeed.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:40 AM

17. Yup, Sanders has spoken out against it more than a few times.

I think it's unfair to paint all his supporters with the term but the candidate himself certainly acknowledges their existence.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 09:03 AM

18. ...

Comments I jotted down from a recent short visit to GG-P:

Asshole behavior is all camp Clinton offered from day one.
You all can't seem to understand our disdain for your side.
Petty and mean and winning at all costs.
Divisive, nasty and arrogant.
Petty little people with hate-filled hearts.
They love their trolls and trollish behavior.
Got to be tiring shoveling shit day in, day out.
Hill Shills.
Rovian drone. Brock puppets.
Incoming: Poutrage!

I don't think age or gender has anything to do with being a Berniebro. Hate and stupidity does.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:00 PM

24. What is GGP????

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 09:06 AM

20. ...



Sid

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:20 AM

22. Sums up the whole Clinton campaign. . . .she can't win on issues, all she does is smears

 

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:01 PM

25. As seen in the comments.

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Response to jillan (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:48 PM

36. I don't see the nasty comments becuase I block out the nasty people. If people have something

 

to say, even if they are opposed to Bernie, that's OK, but if all they do is throw nonsense, ignore.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:27 AM

23. All that joy and enthusiasm and hope kind of chokes you up

 

And you see the people at Hillary events and they look like zombies.

Look at that happiness.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:04 PM

26. And the supreme irony? hypocrisy? On the record - there are official paid "HillaryBros" -

 

or, as I call them, "Brockwursts".

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Response to djean111 (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:54 PM

33. The Clinton campaign has been one example of projection after another. n/t

 

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:05 PM

27. I am a 60 year old woman

I am a feminist: just not a white bourgeois feminist that is not aware of what is called intersectionality
I am and have always been aware of Bernie Sanders and to my happy surprise he announced his candidacy for President
My whole family supports Bernie Sanders
I do not have any brothers

Yet, I have been insulted at every term by Hilary Clintonites who refuse to acknowledge who and what she is. I know Americans tend to have little knowledge of history but this is absurd

I will never vote for her. I will write in Sanders. I will vote for Stein but I will never vote for Clinton (and no I have never voted for a Republican in my entire life).

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Response to dr60omg (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 01:07 PM

35. I am a 70 year old woman.

 

I am exactly where you are at.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:08 PM

30. “I have heard about it. It’s disgusting,” Sanders said.

“I have heard about it. It’s disgusting,” Sanders said. “Look, we don’t want that crap. ... We will do everything we can and I think we have tried. Look, anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is — we don’t want them. I don’t want them. That is not what this campaign is about.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-condemns-bernie-bros_us_56b75a28e4b08069c7a79b1e

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:16 PM

37. So Sanders is a good guy

 

What is point? He was just saying that not knowing that Clinton camp was so ugly they paid people to act like BernieBros and say stuff that was bad.

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Response to Gwhittey (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:31 PM

39. seems legit !

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:12 PM

31. Sometimes the Universe has a way of straightening out things.

The "Bernie Bro" meme was particularly odious. I plan to be watching for things to correct that on a quantum level.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:14 PM

32. I don't really care what you label it. I just know what I've observed on DU.

 

I have observed as much nastiness and intolerance from Sanders supporters that rivals anything I've observed on mixed political forums from the far Right. That is my main lesson learned during this election cycle.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 01:05 PM

34. "Your campaign is all white men!"

 

"Nuh-uh! Lies! Hardly any white guys here! We're real americans!"

I can't escape noticing that no other two words describing an opponents supporters could be used to bias and prejudice american voters against a candidate.

Shit, when Romney was accused of being supported by corporations, there were people who rose to even their defense. "Corporations are people, my friend!"

The Clinton campaign has found this to be one of it's more effective smears, while the Sanders campaign reacts as if it's the worst insult possible.

Remind me again... we don't understand why white men vote Republican, right?

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