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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:44 AM

 

More Clinton supporters are enthusiastic than those backing Sanders, but the media won't tell you th

The strange silence about Hillarymania: Clinton fires up voters more than Bernie does, so why is no one talking about it?
More Clinton supporters are enthusiastic than those backing Sanders, but the media won't tell you that

AMANDA MARCOTTE

long article from salon.com

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/29/the_strange_silence_about_hillarymania_clinton_fires_up_voters_more_than_bernie_does_so_why_is_no_one_talking_about_it/

On top of that, most journalists who echo the Sanders enthusiasm narrative spend a lot of time on social media, and if you do that, then itís safe to say that it looks like Sanders is inspiring a lot of enthusiasm. There is an explosion of memes and chatter about the ďrevolutionĒ and sharing every single story they can find that says something positive about Sandersís chances.

But if you dig in, it also becomes quickly clear that much of the online enthusiasm isnít really pro-Sanders so much as itís anti-Clinton. There are thousands, probably millions of social media messages which are more about using Sanders as a cover to harass women and their allies than as legitimate advocacy for the candidate. Remove the mansplaining, harassment, and gotcha trolling, and the amount of Sanders traffic isnít quite so awe-inspiring in volume.

The online boors arenít the majority of Sanders supporters, to be clear. On the contrary, this poll and others show that the majority of Sanders supporters are pretty chilled out. But this small percentage of angry men (and a few women) are really loud online and their anti-Clinton vitriol contributes to the false notion that Sanders has the wind at his back.

Clinton isnít a meh candidate, in other words. She inspires passion, both in her haters and in her supporters.

If you give it a momentís thought, that Clinton would be such an inspiring figure to her supporters makes perfect sense. She has spent two and a half decades in the spotlight, enduring huge amounts of sexism as every single man in the country who feels threatened by smart women or powerful women projects all his anxieties on her with the passion of a thousand burning suns. But she hasnít stopped striving. She eats haters for breakfast and keeps smiling, all while more haters are telling her she doesnít smile enough.

For supporters, especially female supporters, who are sick to the teeth of all this sexist nonsense and sometimes wonder how they are going to keep on fighting another day, Clintonís resilience is the stuff of legends.

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Reply More Clinton supporters are enthusiastic than those backing Sanders, but the media won't tell you th (Original post)
Her Sister Mar 2016 OP
upaloopa Mar 2016 #1
CalvinballPro Mar 2016 #2
Her Sister Mar 2016 #3
riversedge Mar 2016 #6
Iliyah Mar 2016 #4
DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #5

Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:53 AM

1. How long before a Sanders supporter poo poos this OP?

Sanders' rallies haven't turned into large voter turn out.

He is behind by 2.5 million votes but hey let's don't burst their bubble

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:02 AM

2. You ever visit Salon and read the comments? I'd say they have worse BernieBros than DU.

 

And like DU's jury system, the BernieBros control the moderators there too.

Amanda Marcotte is the only author at Salon who is openly supportive of Clinton, and routinely gets the BernieBro treatment on her articles. Even when she's covering abortion rights or other non-primary-related subjects.

I admire Marcotte's spirit for putting up with what is most likely a very hostile working environment, based on how many of her white male co-workers are producing and peddling their anti-Clinton narratives every single day.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:09 AM

3. yes! Am bookmarked to Amanda Marcotte's page only

 

in salon.com. I comment there but it's just a waste of time. Camille Paglia is awful these days! Seems to endorse Trump, her hate for HRC is foam rabid, yuck!

Here in DU am bookmarked to the HRC group only. I gave up debating with GOP supporters years ago, and now the same with BS' supporters. Not worth the seconds, minutes, hours, etc. Just think it is important to stop lies in its tracks.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:58 AM

6. They have many anti-Hillary articles to choose from at Salon.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:21 AM

4. K & R

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:46 AM

5. K&R!

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