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SC newspaper: "Bernie fans starting to sound like Trump"

I won't be sticking around here to answer the certain avalanche of criticism over this post, but wanted both sides to see the perspective from a Charleston SC journalist who is often criticized for his Democratic and Progressive slant on current events. Link at the bottom; emphasis in excerpts is mine:

Bernie's fans are starting to sound like Trump
Don't Be a Sore Loser

By Will Moredock

I recently received an email from an old friend I had not heard from in several years. She included me along with a few dozen other friends and acquaintances she felt needed to know her mind.
Seems my old friend is a Bernie Sanders supporter a passionate, angry, uncompromising Bernie supporter.
"It will most likely not surprise y'all to hear that I have transformed myself into a walking billboard for Bernie Sanders," she writes. "Anytime I go anywhere where I will be around the public, I wear either a Bernie T-shirt or one of my Bernie pins."


Then the young man called her out on her righteous rant. "Do you know the difference between the supporters of your candidate versus mine?" he asked. "We will come out and support Bernie if he gets the nomination, but you people will not support Hillary."
She responded, "Some Bernie supporters will support Hillary, but true progressives like me will not. We simply cannot vote for a DINO [Democrat in Name Only] who is a warmonger and a corporate tool."
And in that sanctimonious outburst we have the recipe for a disaster on Election Day in November.

Final excerpt:
No difference between Bush and Gore? Really?
In her email, my friend denounced President Barack Obama gratuitously and meanly, criticizing him for......


I am an ignorant racist

Me and everyone else in my state is (fill in the blank) and not real Americans.

Just getting the conversation started for what will be all over DU when Clinton wins the SC primary next Saturday. I could probably even give you the names of who is going to post the hateful and derogatory statements about the outcome in SC.

Just look at the thread concerning Rachel Maddow if you want to see how viscously certain people attack when someone is judged not to be ideologically pure by the standards of their revolution.

What is this strange place?

This alternate universe called The Lounge where everyone does not seem to hate each other like in General Discussion: Primaries.
Don't you know that the other side is evil and intent on destroying our way of life? How can you be so cheerful here (and can I hide here for while? It's brutal in the other forums.)
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