We are all deplorables now
Joe Rogan came out for Bernie Sanders and liberals threw a fit because of it.
“I think I'll probably vote for Bernie... He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.” -Joe Rogan pic.twitter.com/fuQP0KwGGI
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 23, 2020
The campaign's decision to cut a video of Rogan's endorsement and use it divided Sanders supporters.
"I really like Bernie and am disappointed to see the campaign boost Rogan, who has made some very anti-trans comments. I really hope the campaign reconsiders," wrote activist Alexis Goldestein on Twitter, responding to the video posted by Sanders.
The cartoonist Eli Valley tweeted: "Seconded: Rogan can vote for whomever he wants but I don't think the Bernie campaign should be touting a transphobic creep who gives a platform to Nazis."
Joe Rogan today, Richard Spencer tomorrow? David Duke?
If we’re for throwing minorities under the bus to win over the white working class is that the next step?
We’ve said for years the anti-identity politics, class over race argument would lead to this.
— Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) January 24, 2020
Personally I would question whether these people were actual "Sanders supporters".
But I think the best response to all of these outraged liberals would be this one.
I’m black and trans and a woman. Don’t like Joe Rogan. But I’m also not stupid, and I understand that he is gonna exist whether I like him or not. I’d rather have his dumb fans with us than against us.
Now, can all the cishet white neolibs stop pretending to care what I feel?
— malin (@malinasundeity) January 24, 2020
The amusing part is that it wasn't just liberals that had a meltdown yesterday over Rogan's endorsement. Parts of the right-wing did too.
Recall that Hillary already denounced, not just Bernie, but all of his supporters as well. Now Bernie's supporters will include some Rogan fans, making us all that much more deplorable.
“It is not only him. It’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women,” said Clinton. “It should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted (he) seems to be very much supporting it.”
From her own words, Clinton regards Sanders as a nasty man running a misogynistic campaign and a political phony whose achievements are nonexistent and who lacks the temperament to be president.
As Clinton describes Sanders, he seems to fit nicely into her Trumpian “basket of deplorables.”
Wealthy liberals hate us. Wealthy conservatives hate us.
Wealthy liberals think we are socially backwards.
Wealthy conservatives think we are stupid.
Neither group cares one lick about our concerns and well-being.
That's how you know we are backing the right candidate.