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Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:56 PM

233. I am new and I don't get the bashing

I am new here. I have been seeing alot of anger towards each other everywhere and I just don't get it. Didn't the Primary end a long time ago?
Why are we fighting each other?
I was a supporter of Bernie Sanders (and for the record I am a 60 year old grandmother in the mid west). I don't get this anger and accusation that Bernie hates women. Or those who support Bernie hate women. I certainly do not hate myself. I have always, even a child in the 1960s, thought girls and women were equal to men and boys. That anything they can do we can do better. I grew up with feminist thinking.
And not all feminists supported Hillary.
I certainly liked Hillary as a person. I found her engaging. I just have been a huge FDR fan since my early 20s and Sanders spoke like a New Dealer and espoused policies I long believed in.
I just don't get why there is this ongoing anger towards Bernie Sanders.
Why people who supported Hillary are still so angry.
I live in a small midwest city devastated by outsourcing. It was a manufacturing place. Alot of blue collar. And unlike the stereotypes alot of working class men supported women and their rights. Were not flaming racists. Did not spend time going to NASCAR and shoot guns. They were just family guys.
But, my town is now dealing with crime and herion addiction. We have a town falling apart and looking like it was bombed out in come areas.
Economic issues are family issues. People's issues. You cannot foster good will when people are hurting and fighting for the crumbs left to us by the 1%.
I am sorry but, I just do not get the ongoing hate towards Bernie and his supporters.
One reason I am and have always been a democrat is because we were open minded, open to new ideas, to change and to understand those who don't always agree with our ideas. If someone has a different idea on an issue, they were not seen as bad and should be blackballed. We tried to understand where they are coming from.
We also, talked to people of all ideas and did not make them villians.
So, please, why all the hate towards each other and people who may have new ideas or different ideas.

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