Monday, June 13, 2016

Remember how the Bernie-bots threatened to protest Elizabeth Warren's speech yesterday? Well it happened. More or less.

Damn, that's pathetic.
Courtesy of Mass Live:

Warren, who gave a talk on Sunday addressing income inequality at the WWII Club in Northampton, was greeted by legions of adoring fans, but also a small crowd of protesters who said they were deeply disenchanted with Warren's endorsement. 

Outside the club at 50 Conz St., a crowd of "Bern feeling" supporters protested Warren's recent endorsement. The protesters were dressed all in black, to symbolize, they said, the mourning of who they thought Warren was. 

"We feel that this is completely not in alignment with everything that she has been preaching her entire career," said Jaime Guerin, who has volunteered for the Sanders campaign and is a staunch believer in the senator's populist messages. "We're never going to have a government for the people as long as corporate interests continue to govern our politics," Guerin said. 

Many of the protesters felt betrayed by Warren's endorsement of Clinton. 

"For so long Elizabeth Warren has maintained positions that align with Bernie, and now she just seems to have abandoned that in favor of supporting the establishment's candidate," said Gale Brown, 38, a long-time fan of Sanders.

Aww, them gots their feewings huwt.

What I find so interesting is that these Bernie supporters have spent so long vilifying Hillary Clinton they simply cannot imagine how anybody who they admire could possibly support her.

Gee, could it be because the Right Wing propaganda they latched onto is simply bullshit?

But have no fear Bros, there is still the convention:

As thousands of peaceful protesters are set to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention this July, the #OccupyDNC Facebook group has gained 24,000 members, and it is still growing. 

Laurie Cesnick, the founder of the movement, said the movement has two goals. 

“The first goal we have is to swing delegates to vote for Bernie," Cesnick said. "That’s what the people want. We want to pressure superdelegates leading up to the convention, and while they are there. 

The second goal is democracy.” The group also has a website dedicated to their cause, and members on the DNC page are using a delegate contact website to contact all known super delegates before the convention. 

Cesnick said the group is fighting an uphill battle against the mainstream media. She declined interviews with Fox news, citing their unpredictability and claims the election would be turned upside down if it were covered fairly. 

“Bernie would have won if not for the mainstream media," she said. "Media is part of the fraudulent course.” 

Yes let's stalk and harass the super delegates until they finally give in and promise to vote for our candidate, what a brilliant and extraordinarily flawed idea.

You know I had a thought.

What do you think happens if Sanders meets with Hillary tomorrow and then before the convention decides to concede the nomination and support her campaign?

I imagine the caterwauling from the remaining Sanders supporters will be deafening.


  1. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Trump just revoked wapo's access. Trump is using Orlando tragedy to seek donations for his campaign. Bye bye freedom of speech.

    He is so much like Sara Palin.

  2. Anonymous2:28 PM

    A few facts about Bernie:
    --Rich white guy from a rich, white New England suburb in the whitest state in the union
    --Entire senior campaign staff made up of rich white guys, including one guy who helped *invent* superdelegates back in the early 80s
    --Refuses to release personal financial info, blames his WIFE for it
    --Cannot get a single major politician from his home state to endorse him or say a nice word about him (including the great progressive Howard Dean)
    --Denies claims of sexism, denies Senator Barbara Boxer's claims that she felt threatened by his supporters in Nevada, gaslights Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in public and supports Schultz's primary opponent, who surprise-surprise is yet another rich white guy
    --Believes, in numerous specific instances, that the rules shouldn't apply to him
    --Wants concessions and controls NO OTHER SECOND PLACER has ever been granted by the party, including second placers who earned more votes and delegates than he did.

    If you're looking for the face of far-left misogyny and White Male Entitlement, you've found it.

    And if you don't believe there's misogyny and White Male Entitlement on the far left, ask any woman or person of color who's had to work with far-left activists or academics. It's there, and it's really, really bad. I say this as a very liberal voter myself.

    Cue the reactionary bullshit accusations that I'm a paid Hillary troll (I'm not) in 3, 2, 1...

    1. Anonymous2:38 PM

      All that AND he has sat back in his armchair in DC for an entire generation, accomplishing zip. He's the world's laziest radical, he's Palin-level lazy.

    2. Anonymous2:38 PM

      @2:28 - I agree with you, and I'm not a paid troll either. Just a 2016 HRC voter. Great points.

      Their "great revolution" never materialized. Case in Point: The Warren protest above. They are keyboard revolutionaries. Ha.

    3. Anonymous3:38 PM

      "Believes, in numerous specific instances, that the rules shouldn't apply to her."
      Five things standing in the way of Hillary Clinton’s path to the White House.

    4. Anonymous3:46 PM

      Same old Hillary-bashing from 3:38.

    5. Anonymous3:47 PM

      3:38 has reading issues and twists 2:28's words for her own repetitive points. Sad.

    6. Anonymous4:22 PM

      I will vote for Hillary Clinton and can hardly wait to do so. Many folks I know in the largest city in Alaska are doing so too.

      Just because Alaska 'looks and has been majority' Republican for a number of years doesn't mean it is remaining the same!

      Politics is finally going to change in the State of Alaska! It is way past time that we turned 'blue'!

      Republicans got us into the mess we are in (Alaska Legislature) and are going to pay for it in November!

    7. Anonymous5:13 PM

      --Denies claims of sexism, denies Senator Barbara Boxer's claims that she felt threatened by his supporters in Nevada, gaslights Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in public and supports Schultz's primary opponent, who surprise-surprise is yet another rich white guy"
      -Barbara Hoaxer?
      Barbara Boxer blowing kisses to Bernie supporters as she walks off the stage at NV Democratic Con.
      She deserves any "gaslights" coming her way.And she should shitcan her hairstylist for using a porkchop for combing her hair.
      -"Rich white guy"
      Now let's talk Queen Hillary:

      Are you really this dumb?
      You know about google,right?

    8. Anonymous6:52 PM

      What kind of woman rants against HRC on IM with the EXACT same arguments day after day after day after day after day after...

    9. Anonymous7:27 PM

      5:13pm uses misogynistic hate to try to argue there's no misogyny amongst Bernie supporters. His own implodes five minutes later.

    10. Anonymous2:03 AM

      @6:52 & 7:27

      It's called the truth.
      You Hillaristas pull the lame ass pat same answer when the truth comes out...

    11. Anonymous4:27 AM

      And yet, 2:03, you have no answers to the charges against Bernie. Hate Hillary all you want. Doesn't change the fact that YOUR guy is equally, or more, of a piece of shit. You judge the two by different standards, which is the very definition of sexism.

  3. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Yes, we're terrible people. You wouldn't want us supporting your candidate anyway.

    1. Anonymous3:13 PM

      Years of doing GOTV work have taught me to quickly spot a good-faith voter who's persuadable vs. a self-centered, never-satisfied drama queen who uses the political process as an excuse to act out.

      Much of what's generated by Sanders supporters on social media, MSM comment threads and blogs marks them as the latter. But their noise is far larger than their numbers. Polls show that at this moment, between 50 and 70 percent of Sanders supporters say they'll vote for Clinton. Even the lower number is more than enough to win the election (don't take it from me -- check out the demographic voting experts), and it'll grow steadily by November.

      Quite simply, we focus on the reasonable people when canvassing, and leave the lunatics to their own devices. Sorry, they're just not that important to anyone but themselves.

    2. Anonymous3:20 PM

      You know, refusing to see the writing on the wall dos not make you terrible. Blind, maybe. And does it occur to you that Hillary is not the demon the RW says she is? Do you suddenly not trust Liz? Sorry that your bubble was burst, but really, how did you think St. Bernie as President would get more passed than he s in 30 years? Yup, blind.

    3. Anonymous3:34 PM

      3:13 - Thank you so much for your assessment. I concur. No, we are not going to actively court all of the "Bernie or Bust" voters; you certainly can tell who is truly concerned about the future of the country versus the ego-based pride of their "ultra purity" politics.

    4. Anonymous3:41 PM

      Both these women are outstanding - whether Hillary picks Mrs. Warren as her running mate or not.

      Trump is going to be creaming his jeans and will be ever so stinky!! Most want to get as far away as possible from the fascist - dictatorship tyrant!
      May he rot in Hell soon!

      He's the worst Republican that could have ever been put up! He will demolish their party! They are in 'huge' trouble and it's going to be a 'hoot and holler' to watch!

  4. Anonymous2:57 PM

    I can't get my panties in a bunch over Bernie. He wasn't going to win but he was useful for gauging public response to trial balloon ideas and understanding the electorate. He got a little greedy on other people's money. Visiting the Pope was costly and unnecessary. He like palin got addicted to campaigning.

  5. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Omg, the tidal wave has begun! Bernie has swung his first Clinton superdelegate in just 16 months of campaigning! The revolution is real!

    1. Anonymous3:35 PM

      Hahaha! ;-) Good one!

    2. Anonymous3:35 PM

      How come I don't believe you, 3:14 PM?

    3. Anonymous3:43 PM

      Because your broad sarcasm detector is broken, 3:35? Seriously, though, Bernie has managed to flip one lonely, lonely super. Some individual in Montana.

  6. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Want to know who supports Hillary?
    Take a gander. :-),_2016

    1. Anonymous3:36 PM

      I have not looked yet, but I do know it's anyone with half a brain who truly cares about the future of the country; and that's also anyone who is against a racist fascist becoming the President.

    2. Anonymous3:43 PM

      3:36 PM

      The list is huge (not Trump huge) and from all walks of life.

  7. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I love how they think that the millions of more VOTES Hillary received count for nothing. Only THEY count. They sound like Republicans to me.

  8. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Looks like most of the protesters there in the above picture won't be getting free college. Looks more like they are the grown up hippies from the 70s.

    1. Anonymous4:09 PM

      And that's the thing. The promises he was making simply cannot be done, especially with a GOP-controlled congress.

      Vote down ticket and mid-terms, people, it's important!

    2. Anonymous4:10 PM

      GD tree huggers!

  9. Anonymous4:17 PM

    I don't know if I should laugh or laugh hysterically, would it be wrong to point while I'm doing it? Why did he fire half his campaign staff? It seems, on some level, he's dealing with it. Bernie should make a speech to his supporters who feel so disenfranchised, maybe throw a little revolution and give them free college educations because an informed voter makes for a stronger democracy.

  10. Anonymous4:19 PM

    This is the wrong approach. Remember the PUMAs. Trump is the enemy not Hillary and not the bern - ers

    1. Anonymous5:18 PM

      The PUMAs had a bigger grievance tha Berners. Clinton and Obama were virtually tied on the popular vote.

  11. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Well at least there are no misspelled signs and tri-cornered hats. They do have that going for them.

    1. Anonymous4:33 PM

      4:19, I lawled.

  12. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Oh yes... let's continue to shame the Bernie supporters cuz it feels so good and makes us feel SO superior.

    Will Hillary need the Berners to beat Drumpf, i wonder? No, you say. Then, let's just shit all over them lest they interfere with Hillary's coronation.

    1. Anonymous5:15 PM

      We also need the GOP votes. And right now they are starting to look more reasonable.

  13. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Laurie Cesnick, the founder of the movement, said the movement has two goals.

    “The first goal we have is to swing delegates to vote for Bernie," Cesnick said. "That’s what the people want.

    Who are these people? I seem to recall we just had something called primaries, the people VOTED, chose Hillary and it wasn’t even close. What the people want is Bernie to grow up, act like an adult and work to keep the GOP out of the WH.

    Bernie is a very poor loser. He wants to rewrite the rules when they don't go his way.

  14. Anonymous6:17 PM

    “It would be extraordinary if the people of Washington, our nation’s capitol, stood up and told the world that they are ready to lead this country into a political revolution,”
    - Sanders

    Is that fuc_er still talking about a political revolution? It is over great grandpa. I doubt Secretary Clinton is even campaigning in Washington DC. LOL

  15. Anonymous7:47 PM

    That's quite the revolution there, I guess the rest of the Bernie bots forgot and are home smoking dope instead.

  16. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Whats that? The DNC rigged the primary thus giving us Trump???
    Now take your classist neoliberal heads out of your asses!


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