Who are the Bernie Bros?
Since 2016 we've been hearing stories about those all-white, male, misogynistic, racist, violent Bernie supporters.
Nevermind that the smear has never been true, and is even a bigger lie now.
The media is not only pushing the Bernie Bros myth, they are taking it to an extreme.
The attacks against Warren come from the same corners of social media that disparage Democrats (like myself) as being “puppets,” “centrist,” “anti-Semitic, and “ageist” for having the audacity to question or scrutinize their chosen leader. People of color and women who dare to disagree with Sanders’ political assertions have often borne the brunt of this abuse.
This hyper-vocal faction of Sanders supporters — colloquially known as “Bernie Bros” — never went away after the 2016 presidential election. In my personal experience, these bros are almost overwhelmingly white men. And they share, like Trump's ardent supporters, a desire to “put me in my place.”
Oh noes! You were called a centrist because you are a centrist. How rude to point that out.
You were called ageist for saying Bernie is too old to do something he's clearly capable of doing.
And the people of color and women that you claim to care about are the same people you are calling Bros.
Your personal experience is either not representative of polls, or more likely something you just assumed (along with your guess of their desire).
This is so over the top that right-wing rags mock it.
I spoke to one large young man scratching his Cheez-Wiz-splattered ‘I ❤️ The Philippines’ t-shirt.
‘I know Bernie Sanders talks about “universal healthcare” and “canceling college debt”,’ he said, ‘but the real reason I like him is that he is good at keeping women down.’
Another man, fiddling inside his Chapo Trap House fanny pack, nodded and smiled.
‘I don’t like Trump,’ he said, ‘but we have to recognise the real threat, which is a woman in the White House.’
Who exactly are these terrible people? What are their names?
I visited DKos today and someone created a list of these toxic, white males.
I wanted to share it with you.