What happened to the Bernie Bros Slur?
Remember how Bernie supporters were all racist and sexist because they were all privileged white men? I wonder why you don't hear that slur much anymore?
The Bernie Bros slur was never true, but now it's even more of a lie than ever.
Bernie Sanders faced ferocious criticism in the media throughout the 2016 primaries — and central to that critique was what the Washington Post called Bernie Sanders’s big black-voter problem. Black voters, we were told, decisively rejected Sanders’s politics — and, by extension, left flank challenges to the Democratic establishment. And the proof was in the polls: overwhelming majorities of black voters preferred Hillary Clinton.
It’s impossible to overstate how much coverage this narrative received in just about every major outlet you can name: the New York Times, the Washington Post (again), Vox, Slate, Time, MSNBC, In These Times, the Atlantic, and so on.
By January of this year, it had already become clear that enthusiasm for another Sanders run was remarkably inflected by race — with comparatively strong support coming from black voters. And Friday, a poll from Pew confirms the trend: only 49% of Sanders supporters are white, compared with 56% of Biden voters, 59% of Harris voters, and a remarkable 71% of Warren voters.
Gee, I wonder when the media will start asking Warren and Biden about their Black Voter Problem?
Also note how Bernie is the only candidate who's majority of support is women.
Gee, I wonder when the media will start asking Warren and Biden about their Women Voter Problem?
Nope. The media is still telling us that Warren's support is "more diverse".