Stop Blaming Bernie

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(photo – Jack Gruber, USA Today)

As an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter, I must take umbrage at the call for Bernie to somehow coerce his supporters into vowing allegiance to Camp Hillary. I am not saying that I will not vote for Hillary in November, but I am not a fan.

An article in today’s New York Times is entitled “Sanders Faces Task of Putting Down Revolt He Started.” Why is it his duty to quell the so-called “revolt”? Why should he abandon his beliefs and what he has fought for his entire life and during his campaign simply to kowtow to the DNC? Especially after leaked emails revealed how they tried to destroy his campaign and credibility. At the very least, the DNC should apologize to Bernie and the American people for trying to undermine his hard-fought run and malign his faith.

I didn’t have the heart to listen to his speech last night, although I did listen to Michelle Obama. Her words were heartfelt and stirring. She is a marvelous woman whom I greatly admire. But her speech still didn’t move me to start lapping up the Hillary Kool-aid.

I read Michael Moore’s “Five Reasons Why Trump Will Win.” As much as many of us don’t want to believe it, he may very well be right. As he noted, we cannot blame disaffected or as he calls them, “depressed,” Sanders supporters if Trump does win. However, I do believe most Bernie supporters will come out in support of Hillary in November.

I digress.

What I mainly wanted to convey is that Bernie Sanders should not be blamed if Trump wins or if his supporters cannot find it in their hearts or heads to vote Clinton. Some may say, well, he’s just a socialist turned Democrat for political gain. What choice did he have? And once he came on board, the least they could have done is treat him with respect, instead of like the bastard step-child.

I guess that’s all I have to say. I am feeling a lot of anger and sadness about the current state of affairs, and am trying to get past it and move forward.

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “Stop Blaming Bernie

  1. I think the Dem. platform is excellent, but I can not support that woman or her choice of running mate, because I see what each of them has done in the past.
    I, for one, would like to see ‘none of the above’ as an option. Since that isn’t an option, I’m seriously consider voting for all offices except president/vice president.

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  2. never forget america! it was the wall street owned hillary that flushed 13 million DEMOCRAT votes (bernie votes) right down the toilet because wall street is terrified of a bernie or warren vice presidency…even the ignorant and truly treacherous GOP knows that there is no way in hell or heaven that the democrats lose with an obama/hillary/bernie/warren coalition…

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  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    This was well said and I definitely get the struggle with “what to do now.” I think many of us have a dim outlook on this nation’s next four years. -OM
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  4. Hi Erica,

    Well, like I just posted on your “about me” comment section. I have a feeling that when it comes down to the real “nitty gritty” of voter’s to go and vote? I think that so many American’s are fed up with all parties not getting anything done, and how nasty the ad’s have gotten from BOTH sides, that voter’s I feel will SKIP voting altogether. I also really wish Bernie would have been our ‘Democratic Candidate’ as I would VOTE for him!!

    I can tell you this? If Trump WINS? We are moving to Canada! They have FREE Health Care! LOL. LOL. It is a shame that the emails about Bernie were leaked. Not good at ALL ….. BUT he gave them HELL Last Night! 🙂

    Author & Columnist, Catherine Lyon 🙂

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  5. I read Michael Moore’s piece. Living in PA., I’m pretty sure he is right. I see how the tide has changed, and those Trump signs have “come out of the closet”. Bernie has made such an impact, and every one of his supporters that I know are soundly rejecting Hillary. Most are going to 3rd party.

    That being said, I believe we will survive, no matter who wins the election. We are so much bigger as a nation and its principles than any single candidate. Those founding fathers knew what they were doing. ❤️

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  6. I voted for Bernie and I’m proud to admit it! I think the Presidential election is the real life version of an episode of South Park. I’m talking about the one where Stan gets kicked out of the town because he doesn’t want to choose between voting for a giant douche or a turd sandwich. Well that’s what we got running for president this time.

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  7. Thank you for writing this….I’m heartbroken and angry. I did watch Bernie’s speech, and it’s so clear that he has a tremendous following. I cried…as did many of us. But you’re right, it’s not his fault that his movement is angry. The DNC is corrupt as is the entire campaign finance system. Bernie has woken up millions of people…and and now they want us all to roll over and play stupid…again? Yes, a Trump presidency can never happen; it will destroy the country…but I hate being forced to vote for Hillary (I hate it even more when I’m accused of not being a feminist for not supporting her). I will probably end up voting for her simply because I cannot allow a fascist fool to get in….but this lesbian feminist is still in love with Bernie, and will follow the revolution!!!

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  8. I’m hoping that Trump’s latest stunt – calling on the Russian government to commit cyber espionage – will ring the death knell for his presidential aspirations. I wish I loved Hillary — feel the same way as you about being accused of not being a feminist because I don’t support her — but I don’t. I will probably end up voting for her too, but with a heavy heart.

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