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hill2016

(1,772 posts)
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:26 AM Apr 2016

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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NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
2. It's really very disturbing to see things like this. Do they ...
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:41 AM
Apr 2016

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

It's just weird.

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
3. Meh, I would have been very kind to Hillary and fine with her if she won until she did this:
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:58 AM
Apr 2016


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.

R B Garr

(16,837 posts)
11. But I bet you are okay with Bernie and the anti-LGBT Vatican as a backstage for his
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:01 AM
Apr 2016

pandering for Catholic votes.

GreatGazoo

(3,937 posts)
5. Hearsay
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:37 AM
Apr 2016

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?

Avalux

(35,015 posts)
12. Oh goody! Second post about this. Certainly couldn't be a paid Hill shill, could it?
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:03 AM
Apr 2016

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.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
14. "Sanders supporters are known to be a spirited bunch."
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:05 AM
Apr 2016

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

The bros were hostile and offensive from day one.

frylock

(34,825 posts)
16. More obsession on Bernie supporters.
Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:53 AM
Apr 2016

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

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