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The Myth of the Bernie Bros (Original Post) jillan Apr 2016 OP
Part of the smears the Clinton campaign, media, and party came up with mmonk Apr 2016 #1
I agree 100%! I just loooove how this video started out with Joy Reid. jillan Apr 2016 #2
And now Clinton has been busted for paying trolls GreatGazoo Apr 2016 #11
Yep. Big mistake I think but even bigger by the elected surrogates mmonk Apr 2016 #13
That wouldn't surprise me Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2016 #38
Thank you for this post. northernsouthern Apr 2016 #3
They keep lying about his supporters, and I am sick of it. And they want to unite us? jillan Apr 2016 #4
I was lucky on that one. northernsouthern Apr 2016 #5
It was even worse than 'Obama bro' Else You Are Mad Apr 2016 #28
I'm pretty sure the Bernie Bros are actually the Correct the record trolls. Unicorn Apr 2016 #6
Bingo. nt Else You Are Mad Apr 2016 #29
The NY primary showed a huge gender gap, with women strongly supporting Hillary pnwmom Apr 2016 #7
Gender gap primarily among older women, who prefer Hillary elias7 Apr 2016 #8
The NY exit poll showed that majorities of both genders supported Hillary from ages 30 and up. pnwmom Apr 2016 #9
I find the term BBs offensive. There would be outrage if the term HHs were used. nc4bo Apr 2016 #10
the BBs are responsible for many of the lost Sanders' votes DrDan Apr 2016 #12
AND what about the double h's Dan? nc4bo Apr 2016 #14
at least you do not deny it DrDan Apr 2016 #15
Not addressing it at all just pointing out team Hill's two-facedness. nc4bo Apr 2016 #19
The "bro" was not a myth, it was a problem so serious that Sanders had to speak up about it Tarc Apr 2016 #16
Yup, Sanders has spoken out against it more than a few times. Agschmid Apr 2016 #17
... betsuni Apr 2016 #18
What is GGP???? jillan Apr 2016 #24
... SidDithers Apr 2016 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author FlatBaroque Apr 2016 #21
Sums up the whole Clinton campaign. . . .she can't win on issues, all she does is smears pdsimdars Apr 2016 #22
As seen in the comments. jillan Apr 2016 #25
I don't see the nasty comments becuase I block out the nasty people. If people have something pdsimdars Apr 2016 #36
All that joy and enthusiasm and hope kind of chokes you up pdsimdars Apr 2016 #23
And the supreme irony? hypocrisy? On the record - there are official paid "HillaryBros" - djean111 Apr 2016 #26
The Clinton campaign has been one example of projection after another. n/t lumberjack_jeff Apr 2016 #33
I am a 60 year old woman dr60omg Apr 2016 #27
I am a 70 year old woman. djean111 Apr 2016 #35
I have heard about it. Its disgusting, Sanders said. stonecutter357 Apr 2016 #30
So Sanders is a good guy Gwhittey Apr 2016 #37
seems legit ! stonecutter357 Apr 2016 #39
Sometimes the Universe has a way of straightening out things. gordianot Apr 2016 #31
I don't really care what you label it. I just know what I've observed on DU. Trust Buster Apr 2016 #32
"Your campaign is all white men!" lumberjack_jeff Apr 2016 #34

mmonk

(52,589 posts)
1. Part of the smears the Clinton campaign, media, and party came up with
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:03 AM
Apr 2016

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.

jillan

(39,451 posts)
2. I agree 100%! I just loooove how this video started out with Joy Reid.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:07 AM
Apr 2016

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

GreatGazoo

(3,937 posts)
11. And now Clinton has been busted for paying trolls
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:29 AM
Apr 2016
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.

mmonk

(52,589 posts)
13. Yep. Big mistake I think but even bigger by the elected surrogates
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:56 AM
Apr 2016

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

 

northernsouthern

(1,511 posts)
3. Thank you for this post.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:08 AM
Apr 2016

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.

jillan

(39,451 posts)
4. They keep lying about his supporters, and I am sick of it. And they want to unite us?
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:11 AM
Apr 2016


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

 

northernsouthern

(1,511 posts)
5. I was lucky on that one.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:19 AM
Apr 2016

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?

Else You Are Mad

(3,040 posts)
28. It was even worse than 'Obama bro'
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:06 AM
Apr 2016

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

pnwmom

(108,603 posts)
7. The NY primary showed a huge gender gap, with women strongly supporting Hillary
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 02:26 AM
Apr 2016

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.

elias7

(3,861 posts)
8. Gender gap primarily among older women, who prefer Hillary
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:16 AM
Apr 2016

With younger women preferring Bernie

Bernie bros is a pejorative fabrication

pnwmom

(108,603 posts)
9. The NY exit poll showed that majorities of both genders supported Hillary from ages 30 and up.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:41 AM
Apr 2016

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

nc4bo

(17,651 posts)
10. I find the term BBs offensive. There would be outrage if the term HHs were used.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:24 AM
Apr 2016

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".

DrDan

(20,411 posts)
12. the BBs are responsible for many of the lost Sanders' votes
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:45 AM
Apr 2016

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.

nc4bo

(17,651 posts)
14. AND what about the double h's Dan?
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:25 AM
Apr 2016

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

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

nc4bo

(17,651 posts)
19. Not addressing it at all just pointing out team Hill's two-facedness.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:06 AM
Apr 2016

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

Tarc

(10,461 posts)
16. The "bro" was not a myth, it was a problem so serious that Sanders had to speak up about it
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:37 AM
Apr 2016
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.

Agschmid

(28,749 posts)
17. Yup, Sanders has spoken out against it more than a few times.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:40 AM
Apr 2016

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

betsuni

(24,096 posts)
18. ...
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:03 AM
Apr 2016

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.

Response to jillan (Original post)

 

pdsimdars

(6,007 posts)
36. I don't see the nasty comments becuase I block out the nasty people. If people have something
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 04:48 PM
Apr 2016

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

 

pdsimdars

(6,007 posts)
23. All that joy and enthusiasm and hope kind of chokes you up
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 09:27 AM
Apr 2016

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

Look at that happiness.

 

djean111

(14,255 posts)
26. And the supreme irony? hypocrisy? On the record - there are official paid "HillaryBros" -
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:04 AM
Apr 2016

or, as I call them, "Brockwursts".

dr60omg

(283 posts)
27. I am a 60 year old woman
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:05 AM
Apr 2016

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).

stonecutter357

(12,609 posts)
30. I have heard about it. Its disgusting, Sanders said.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:08 AM
Apr 2016

“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

 

Gwhittey

(1,377 posts)
37. So Sanders is a good guy
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:16 PM
Apr 2016

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.

gordianot

(15,190 posts)
31. Sometimes the Universe has a way of straightening out things.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:12 AM
Apr 2016

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

 

Trust Buster

(7,299 posts)
32. I don't really care what you label it. I just know what I've observed on DU.
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:14 AM
Apr 2016

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.

 

lumberjack_jeff

(33,224 posts)
34. "Your campaign is all white men!"
Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:05 PM
Apr 2016

"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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