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Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:11 PM

SC newspaper: "Bernie fans starting to sound like Trump"

I won't be sticking around here to answer the certain avalanche of criticism over this post, but wanted both sides to see the perspective from a Charleston SC journalist who is often criticized for his Democratic and Progressive slant on current events. Link at the bottom; emphasis in excerpts is mine:


Bernie's fans are starting to sound like Trump
Don't Be a Sore Loser

By Will Moredock

I recently received an email from an old friend I had not heard from in several years. She included me along with a few dozen other friends and acquaintances she felt needed to know her mind.
Seems my old friend is a Bernie Sanders supporter a passionate, angry, uncompromising Bernie supporter.
"It will most likely not surprise y'all to hear that I have transformed myself into a walking billboard for Bernie Sanders," she writes. "Anytime I go anywhere where I will be around the public, I wear either a Bernie T-shirt or one of my Bernie pins."

>snip<

Then the young man called her out on her righteous rant. "Do you know the difference between the supporters of your candidate versus mine?" he asked. "We will come out and support Bernie if he gets the nomination, but you people will not support Hillary."
She responded, "Some Bernie supporters will support Hillary, but true progressives like me will not. We simply cannot vote for a DINO [Democrat in Name Only] who is a warmonger and a corporate tool."
And in that sanctimonious outburst we have the recipe for a disaster on Election Day in November.

Final excerpt:
No difference between Bush and Gore? Really?
In her email, my friend denounced President Barack Obama gratuitously and meanly, criticizing him for......

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/bernies-fans-are-starting-to-sound-like-trump/Content?oid=5761666

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SCantiGOP Feb 2016 OP
comradebillyboy Feb 2016 #1
Orsino Feb 2016 #2
dogman Feb 2016 #3
GreatGazoo Feb 2016 #4
Vinca Feb 2016 #5
yourpaljoey Feb 2016 #6
Earth Bound Misfit Feb 2016 #7
TheLogicalSong Feb 2016 #8
angrychair Feb 2016 #9
GuardianOne Feb 2016 #10
riversedge Feb 2016 #11
jillan Feb 2016 #12
Bluenorthwest Feb 2016 #13
malletgirl02 Feb 2016 #14
riversedge Mar 2016 #15

Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:14 PM

1. Excellent read, thanks for posting

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:15 PM

2. Wow. Extrapolation from (alleged) sample of one.

It's a goddamned trend, for sure.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:16 PM

3. So his friend represents all Bernie supporters?

He sounds like Trump throwing out random generalizations based on one friend.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:18 PM

4. So when did Trump say "Anytime I go anywhere where I will be around the public, I wear either a

Bernie T-shirt or one of my Bernie pins." ?

When did Trump say ""Some Bernie supporters will support Hillary, but true progressives like me will not. We simply cannot vote for a DINO who is a warmonger and a corporate tool." ?


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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:20 PM

5. This speaks more to his choice of friends than Bernie supporters at large.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:23 PM

6. O brother

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:26 PM

7. ...

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:27 PM

8. Trump supporters yell racial slurs and assault Muslims.

I'm getting pretty damn sick of the comparisons.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:28 PM

9. I'll take ad hominem attacks for $100 Alex

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:32 PM

10. let's look at that again, shall we? For the anti-Bernie people.

 

She responded, "Some Bernie supporters will support Hillary, but true progressives like me will not. We simply cannot vote for a DINO who is a warmonger and a corporate tool."
And in that sanctimonious outburst we have the recipe for a disaster on Election Day in November.



Some Hilary supporters will support Bernie, but true progressives like me will not. We simply cannot vote for a person that isn't Hilary.
And in that outburst we get Trump or whomever the Repulsivecans put out.




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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:35 PM

11. that email letter was quite the rant.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:37 PM

12. When Bernie starts talking about building a wall - we can talk - oh wait! That was Hillary!!

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:40 PM

13. The folks backing the candidate who bad mouthed LGBT people for 20 years do themselves no favors

 

by continued characterizations of other people with whom they find fault.
It is also a fact that in 2008, her boosters leveled the same accusations at Obama and his supporters, they were big arrogant bullies.
So really all they do is point finger and preach sermons on the specks they see in their neighbor's eye.

SC is one of the States that allows discrimination in housing and employment against LGBT people. The author should consider the fact that in my view, his entire State acts like Trump, discrimination against minorities is in their law and defines their chosen culture.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 11:39 PM

14. That young man is lying

With that anger toward Bernie Sander's supporters I doubt he would voter for Sanders if he won the nomination. With the vitriol toward Sanders and his supporters his I doubt most Hillary Clinton supporters here would vote for Bernie Sanders if her won the nomination.

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Sat Mar 12, 2016, 01:17 AM

15. 1+

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