Bidenites mock and insult grieving Bernie voters -- and expect party unity
The screams of the Bernie Sanders supporters are all over, now that their socialist hero has decided to pull out of the presidential race.
I had planned to write about this, because some of them are having trouble accepting it:
day 24 of corona break: bernie dropped out and i’m not taking it well pic.twitter.com/Hd4noRsijT— abby "abbs" herrera (@itsabbyherrera) April 8, 2020
Bernie supporters are taking the loss very well— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 9, 2020
(Here she was in happier times so you can see the contrast).
But in researching 'material for this blog, I ran across something startling and different, and nobody in the press has noticed:
Biden supporters are mocking, taunting, kicking, and insulting the Bernie-ite voters while they are grieving and down, even though the Democratic nominee needs their votes to win.
Their tweets are mean, vindictive, vengeful and savage:
When I suggest Biden needs to adopt a lot of Bernie’s platform & meet the left in the middle, I’m immediately attacked and shamed & called a Trump supporter by Biden supporters. If @JoeBiden & his supporters don’t want to compromise on policy then how is that “uniting the party”?— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@ProudResister) April 9, 2020
Some Bernie Supporters say their votes have to be earned, they should have took their own advice over last 4 yrs and actually earned the votes of other demographics instead of demanding them and then offering threats when there was no compliance.— Country1stAlways (@MichaelHargrov1) April 10, 2020
it's funny how every time Biden wins, his supporters don't celebrate, they panic. they've been yelling at Bernie supporters to fall in line for 24 hours now. almost like they knew he wasn't electable at all.— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) April 9, 2020
Bernie pulled a Bernie on you all supporters pic.twitter.com/NIewCFTnEw— In God I Trust (@Maryannzfoster) April 10, 2020
It's just the the Bernie brats aka keyboard gangsters that are having a fucking tantrum. Well if you couldn't show up in say SC, WI, MI. and the rest of the primaries you lost I'm not worried. The Democrats are taking back the country you live in with or without you.— Patty Cross😃😃❤💜😎🖕 Block ALL maga rats. VOTE (@PattyCross2160) April 8, 2020
And he's taking Bernie bros with him. Oh well, so much for Bernie's reputation and dignity. We'll get it done without them. And when we do. We will not forget their actions.— Mike (@007Rukdme) April 4, 2020
Ther's a ton of this stuff running around on Twitter from the Bidenites.
Joe himself has already said that he takes the Bernie voters for granted, suggesting in comments that they have nowhere else to go. As a result, they'll come running to Joe.
But he seems to be unaware that many Bernie voters, about 15%, according to one poll, actually plan on casting their ballots for President Trump as their second choice. They really don't like Biden.
Rep. Ilhan Omar's self-declared "communist" daughter seems to be in this category, she seems to be saying she'll never support Biden, (though she probably won't move to 15% for Trump). She's tweeting revolutionary change now since she doesn't like the electoral results.
Twitter internet polls show that many Bernie supporters plan on casting their votes for Bernie as a write-in candidate.
This bodes trouble for the Biden campaign, given the importance of Twitter to many Bernie supporters.
It's not made better by Joe Biden, whose appeals to the Bernie voters are being viewed as insults
Every headline is framing it this way when 100% of my fellow Bernie supporters are calling it a half-assed insult. Really shows you who these media companies are working for. https://t.co/XmXBX4VUsG— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) April 9, 2020
A few Bidenites can even see the problem and are trying to stop their own from taunting the crestfallen Bernie-ites as bad for party unity.
For the love of god...be nice to Bernie’s supporters. Stop calling them names. Most of them are NOT communists and socialist and have more in common with Trump supporters than they might realize. Don’t let the loud bad apples shape your perspective on them #walkaway #demexit https://t.co/32I3tsXZY7— Dr. Karlyn Borysenko (@DrKarlynB) April 10, 2020
— Nathan J Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) April 10, 2020
This is one bitter contest nobody's noticed, and given the Bidenite sore-winner attitude, they aren't going to win over the wounded Bernie-ites with this kind of grave-dancing going on. So much for uniting the Democratic Party around one candidate.
President Trump, though, can see what's going on, and sure enough has begun to court them. He knows what's doing on Twitter. Dollars to donuts, with this kind of Bidenite gloating going on, Trump is going to win many Bernie supporters over.
Image credit: Twitter screen shot