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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:26 PM

I am proud to be one of Bernie's Bros and I condemn the smear campaign against Bernie supporters

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I am one of those BernieBros you have been hearing about, except the things you have heard about me are not exactly true.

As a BernieBro I condemn racism and misogyny and as an activist I have been passionate about equal rights for years. I was with Black Lives Matter on the day the Mall of America was shut down. I went door to door in deep red South Dakota to get out the vote against an extreme anti-abortion resolution that was on the ballot and had an anti-choice zealot threaten to shoot me, I have been on the front-lines in the battle for equality for all.

On the other hand the Hillary campaign has been working with David Brock to launch broadbrush smears against Bernie supporters like myself. Brock has a history as an actual racist and misogynist who wrote a book which lied about Anita Hill and called her a "slut".

The Clinton campaign has decided to use an actual racist and misogynist to accuse Bernie supporters of being racists and misogynists, but anyone who looks at Brock's record knows he is projecting his bigotry on to others.

The Clinton campaign has decided to smear us Bernie supporters with the term "BernieBros", but instead of running away from the name calling I am going to embrace it.

Bernie Sanders is a man that I have enormous respect for and if I can be considered to be his bro, then hell yes I am going to be his bro.

I stand with my fellow BernieBros as well as my BernieSisters to work for a better America. I stand with them to work for a country where everyone is treated equally, where everyone has access to health care and education, a country where anyone can earn a living wage, and a country in which slime merchants like David Brock are not able to use Super Pacs to smear their political opponents.

My fellow Bernie supporters you are my bros and my sisters and I am not going to put up with a racist smear merchant like David Brock planting stories in the media to attack you.

If the Clinton campaign wants to continue to smear us as "BernieBros" then I am going to loudly state that I am proud to be a BernieBro and I am not going to allow them to lie about what that means.

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Reply I am proud to be one of Bernie's Bros and I condemn the smear campaign against Bernie supporters (Original post)
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 OP
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2016 #1
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 #2
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2016 #4
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 #7
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2016 #10
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 #12
Dem2 Mar 2016 #21
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 #22
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 #5
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2016 #8
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 #11
G_j Mar 2016 #9
MrMickeysMom Mar 2016 #3
Raster Mar 2016 #13
azurnoir Mar 2016 #6
Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #14
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 #15
Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #17
Bjorn Against Mar 2016 #20
Dems to Win Mar 2016 #16
UglyGreed Mar 2016 #18
ibegurpard Mar 2016 #19

Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:27 PM

1. Supporter v supporter gossip

 

The low hanging fruit of political thought.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:32 PM

2. This is not supporter vs. supporter this is campaign vs. supporter

The Bernie campaign has not launched broadbrush smears against Hillary supporters in the same way that the Clinton campaign has used their surrogates to smear Bernie supporters.

I have no problem with the large majority of Clinton supporters aside from my disagreement with them on their choice of candidate.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:33 PM

4. Sure it is

 

Saints and sinners.

What a bore.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:37 PM

7. No one said anything about saints aside from you

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:38 PM

10. Your narrative is a joke

 

We get it: Bernie Good, Hillary Bad.

Very complex thought.

Keep on.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:41 PM

12. Well your misrepresentation of my argument is certainly not very complex.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 11:48 PM

21. Agreed

These threads are so ridiculous.

"Your supporters are bigots and hate pedalers, probably have the cooties too. Our side are on the side on angels - every person with a normal IQ knows this. ... How dare you accuse me of arrogance and bias!"

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 12:46 AM

22. Wow, I don't know where you read that but I sure know I would never say such a thing

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:33 PM

5. No. This is campaign vs supporter. It is a malicious smear campaign, but not by supporters.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:37 PM

8. Yes, yes, of course

 

The Evil Campaign (tm) viciously and maliciously and evilly smearing the Upright and Righteous Supporters.

Right. A hundred recs coming this way!

Yeesh.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:40 PM

11. Sounds correct to me. Glad you see it the same way.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:38 PM

9. Well I suppose you could call Brock a supporter

at the top of the payroll..

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:32 PM

3. I stand with you, so I guess I'm a BernieSis...

Hey, call me Bernice... In fact, I don't care if I'm called anything by those straining their little fingers across the keyboards.

Remember Lee Atwater? What a horrible student he spawned named "Brock". He taught him so well, that rats must watch videos of what they do and masterbate.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:41 PM

13. Yes, Lee Atwater rot in hell, was the Viper father....

...of David Brock, KKKarl Rove and a few other venemous reptiles that have made American politics the sewer it currently is.

Let's see Bush* had Rove*...

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:35 PM

6. K&R there's also a huge question regarding this but that'll come later - maybe

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:50 PM

14. I heard one of Thom's callers say...

 

Hillary's supporters calling us Bernie Bro's is sexist.

If we called Hillary supporters "Hillary Babes" or something similar, they would surely call it sexist.

I'll join you and be a Bernie Sister.

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Response to Jenny_92808 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:56 PM

15. I think it is most certainly sexist...

I think it is sexist not so much because of the "bros" term however, it is sexist because it completely ignores the millions of women who support Bernie. While I used the term BernieSisters in the OP, I don't think I have heard anyone else refer to BernieSisters. They don't even seem to want to acknowledge the existence of women who are every bit as passionate in their support of Bernie as the men are.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:56 PM

17. You make a very good point.

 

There are so many amazing and intelligent / knowledgeable posters here and I count you as one of them.

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Response to Jenny_92808 (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 11:43 PM

20. Thank you for the kind words.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:01 PM

16. We're SanderSisters

 

Yeah, David Brock is so slimy he puts okra to shame.

I'm a proud supporter of Bernie Sanders!

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Response to Dems to Win (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:58 PM

18. LOL

I like that one!!!!

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:59 PM

19. Amen!

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