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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:26 AM

 

LA Times: Sanders' supporters are lashing out

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-bernie-sanders-supporters-20160415-story.html

Sanders supporters are known to be a spirited bunch. But as their frustration mounts over their candidate’s failure to significantly cut into Clinton’s lead, no small number of them are lashing out in ways that are not particularly helpful to his campaign.

The hostility from some Sanders backers reflects a very different tone than what supporters projected a year ago at Sanders’ first large rally in Vermont, a lakeside park affair that resembled a peace festival.

His increasingly hostile tone can be a combustible mix with a group of supporters who, in many cases, are new to the mechanics of party politics, delegate lobbying and campaign messaging.

“These people are worried someone is going to come to their house,” said Bob Mulholland, a Democratic political operative in California who supports Clinton and recently wrote an open letter to the Sanders campaign accusing it of fanning the flames of harassment. “They have been put on a ‘hit list.’”

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:29 AM

1. The Sanders crowd has been suffering from rage issues from day 1. The LA Times is late to this.

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:41 AM

2. It's really very disturbing to see things like this. Do they ...

... actually believe that they're helping their candidate? Or do they just not care any more?

It's just weird.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:58 AM

3. Meh, I would have been very kind to Hillary and fine with her if she won until she did this:

 



That changed things. It changed not only the way I look at her but also the way I look at those who support her after she said that. They are not my friends.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:01 AM

11. But I bet you are okay with Bernie and the anti-LGBT Vatican as a backstage for his

pandering for Catholic votes.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:19 AM

15. Exactly, and now it's time, heading to CA for the propaganda machine to be warmed

 

up there now.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:33 AM

4. Interesting...you could write a very similar article about Trump supporters...

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:37 AM

5. Hearsay

no evidence, no connection to anything Sanders has said or asked supporters to do.

Cites a liar who they describe as a "Clinton supporter" then he says "He lost my vote at 2AM" though Sanders never had that vote in the first place.

Should we sit quietly while AZ disenfranchises people?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:37 AM

6. Spin that nasty crap said about Jane Sanders and I'll give you

Lashing out.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:54 AM

10. ....

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:37 AM

7. Their behavior is very troubling.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:47 AM

8. yes it is

 

what happened to civil discourse?

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Response to hill2016 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:52 AM

9. I am upset with them because they have brought me down to their level.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:03 AM

12. Oh goody! Second post about this. Certainly couldn't be a paid Hill shill, could it?

This bullshit is put out there, then the minions post it on message boards and use it as a springboard to denigrate Bernie supporters and try to damage Bernie.

Hillary Inc. Groupthink™ in action.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:04 AM

13. I'm lashing out at the OP

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:05 AM

14. "Sanders supporters are known to be a spirited bunch."

 

I think he meant to say a "mean-spirited bunch"

The bros were hostile and offensive from day one.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:53 AM

16. More obsession on Bernie supporters.

When you have nothing to promote about your own shite candidate.

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