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Response to bitterross (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:19 PM

9. Why is "Bernie's not a Democrat!" a thing?

 

I am a Democrat. Iíve voted Democratic my entire adult life. My first vote was against Dubya, and it was a passionate one.

I could not possibly care less that Bernie does his independent shtick. He caucuses with our party, votes for our policies, supports our candidates, and runs on our ticket so he wonít split any votes.

This whole ďNot a Democrat!Ē business is a very inside baseball thing only countenanced by hyper-partisans. The kind of people who post about politics all day on social media basically.

Rank and file voters do not actually care about this. They care about what they will do if they get sick. They care about paying for their childrenís education. They care about wringing out that last ten dollars until the next paycheck. They care about the climate and why the weatherís getting fucked up.

No one, and I do mean almost no one, cares about this. Iím not sure who itís meant to appeal to. Not only that, but this refrain has been going on for years. Does anyone not know? Why repeat it over and over and over again? Who are you trying to reach there?

Not a Democrat!

No one cares. Heís winning, if you hadnít noticed.
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