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143. Exactly, the alt-left is an illiberal left.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:59 AM
Mar 2020

The alt-left is culturally libertarian and fiscally hard left, and rejects 'identity politics' which they see as alienating whites. This is abundantly clear on social media where they make their feelings fully known. It's not just about Russian bots, because many actual real life Sanders supporters and media outlets (Intercept,TYT,Chapo Trap House) parrot the same narratives. Many of them were against the Mueller investigation and the impeachment, and are sympathetic to Trumpism, dislike Democrats, etc. Basically the alt-left and alt-right are two sides of the same Putin backed coin.

If Sanders really cared about expanding his movement he would've dropped out and endorsed Biden, to build good will, get people united.

But this latest stunt furthered by his supporters (and Sanders has not come out to denounce it) is why regular Dem voters will never like the Bernie Bros/alt-left because of their toxic tactics - which are indeed unique to them - despite their excuses.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
WTF Bev54 Mar 2020 #1
I hope there is an investigation and these people end up in Jail. showblue22 Mar 2020 #3
I agree but they never seem to get jail Bev54 Mar 2020 #9
Once again leftieNanner Mar 2020 #2
I've wondered that too OhZone Mar 2020 #6
Or financial stuff. leftieNanner Mar 2020 #19
Any further problems for Joe Biden and I am going to start blaming the DNC. William769 Mar 2020 #4
I agree W! DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #128
:) Good one! Hortensis Mar 2020 #155
Do you have a link of that? still_one Mar 2020 #5
Shaun King, Intercept and all the rest of Bernie's high profile surrogates are pushing it showblue22 Mar 2020 #7
Thanks. I am so finished with sanders and his cult still_one Mar 2020 #15
Some say this is the woman. showblue22 Mar 2020 #20
These are the same cult that refused to vote for Hillary in the 2016 general election, and are doing still_one Mar 2020 #23
Looking at the comments, it's probably not the same person. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #32
If it's not her, it's her twin. showblue22 Mar 2020 #34
Sorry, not good enough. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #37
I edited showblue22 Mar 2020 #40
Good idea. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #43
That's the hashtag I saw on Twitter. Last desperate Berner stand emmaverybo Mar 2020 #57
i won't ever vote for after this horrible horrible lie. trueblue2007 Mar 2020 #169
It's the story at the Intercept and the interview on soundcloud. LaurenOlimina Mar 2020 #8
It's the story at a worthless piece of trash British tabloid. TexasTowelie Mar 2020 #70
The Intercept hates the Democratic Party, and is not known for objective fact finding. After all ehrnst Mar 2020 #153
CITE SOURCE & LINK PLEASE Hekate Mar 2020 #10
Of course it is not true. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #55
Should have been more specific. Of course it is not true about Joe. Is it true that Sanders' minions Hekate Mar 2020 #125
Here democrattotheend Mar 2020 #174
Do you have a link to any of this Bev54 Mar 2020 #11
Here.... showblue22 Mar 2020 #16
Thanks Bev54 Mar 2020 #26
The Intercept.. greenwald.. he pushed that russian Cha Mar 2020 #145
One has to ask... Zoonart Mar 2020 #12
His accuser recently praised Putin showblue22 Mar 2020 #17
You know...I am not a cryer, Zoonart Mar 2020 #35
It's the most disgusting crap anyone can imagine. showblue22 Mar 2020 #45
WOW... just was not prepared for this. Zoonart Mar 2020 #46
Bernie united democrats! That's for sure! showblue22 Mar 2020 #48
Apparently they don't believe in yuiyoshida Mar 2020 #66
i have had it with BS. OF ALL THE UGLY HIDEOUS EVIL THINGS TO DO. bs is so desperate trueblue2007 Mar 2020 #171
Sanders did write stuff about women's rape fantasies. sop Mar 2020 #13
Ironic, huh? n/t nolawarlock Mar 2020 #185
Yikes! Mike Nelson Mar 2020 #14
Sounds like an orderly handoff ... ucrdem Mar 2020 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Anon-C Mar 2020 #21
This is sad Gothmog Mar 2020 #22
pathetic is a better word still_one Mar 2020 #24
So Desperate.. they lost and they can't accpet that. Cha Mar 2020 #25
"Reade, who first supported Sen. Elizabeth Warren and then Sen. Bernie Sanders..." ucrdem Mar 2020 #27
Desperately Despicable. Cha Mar 2020 #28
Yep. ucrdem Mar 2020 #30
This is appalling MustLoveBeagles Mar 2020 #119
Sad that is ending like this. redstateblues Mar 2020 #29
You think this is bad ... LenaBaby61 Mar 2020 #31
This is Trump. Dream Girl Mar 2020 #33
The Bernie Bros are out of control rn.... nt SylviaD Mar 2020 #36
Some "ally" huh? NurseJackie Mar 2020 #38
Wow, Biden did Putin's dream girl? BidenBacker Mar 2020 #39
Bernie Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #41
This is absolutely disgusting! So, Sanders boasts about not "going negative", but.... George II Mar 2020 #42
And we are supposed to be nicer to Bernie supporters. LakeArenal Mar 2020 #44
We're suppose to take this nasty stuff and keep our mouth shut. showblue22 Mar 2020 #47
Bernie needs to get the fuck out. IluvPitties Mar 2020 #52
Fuck them...we will have to win without them. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #58
Yes, if we criticize Bernie, it's cyberbullying mcar Mar 2020 #106
Could this be Russian bots Frances Mar 2020 #113
The "accuser" is certainly a Russian sympathizer mcar Mar 2020 #150
Like not calling them BS supporters Ponietz Mar 2020 #124
bernie is BS. Good moniker for him after this horrible story is making the rounds. trueblue2007 Mar 2020 #172
The fish stinks from the head down. BlueIdaho Mar 2020 #49
Reade: "President Putin scares the power elite in America because he is a compassionate, caring, ucrdem Mar 2020 #50
Pretty Light On Detail, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #56
Portrait of a failed shakedown. ucrdem Mar 2020 #62
That was the original allegation. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #76
Even That Does Not Come Near Rape, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #81
I hope this isn't why Sanders is still in the race. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #94
here is the original article, archived, the cleverclogs deleted it to try and cover tracks Celerity Mar 2020 #64
The Internet, Ma'am, Is Forever The Magistrate Mar 2020 #68
Yes, and then there is the dark web, which I admit is beyond my informal skills, but certainly Celerity Mar 2020 #74
I Am Doing Well To Switch One On, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2020 #78
So a collective consciousness on a planetary scale driven by man-made nucleosynthesis? Celerity Mar 2020 #99
I Suspect That is, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2020 #100
extremely interesting concepts, a tech version (far less comprehensive) was proposed by NASA Celerity Mar 2020 #110
That Sounds Very Interesting, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2020 #111
looks like it is dead and buried, unfortunately, all the links are dead Celerity Mar 2020 #118
A Shame, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2020 #123
you too Sir! Celerity Mar 2020 #126
Which, by the way, does rather give credence to the Dr. Phil piece. n/t nolawarlock Mar 2020 #139
And what does this say about sanders! Who can in good conscious can support him? Thekaspervote Mar 2020 #51
By the end of the year... showblue22 Mar 2020 #61
He is certainly headed that way. ucrdem Mar 2020 #72
All over Twitter. Awful. I thought it would come, but from Trump. emmaverybo Mar 2020 #53
It failed with Flores...and this too will fail to...but Sanders is finished in the Democratic Party. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #60
There is no way in hell he will even speak at the convention now. showblue22 Mar 2020 #63
He needs to be shut out of the entire thing...screw his supporters...we can win without them. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #96
Joe has been talking to young folks on his own showblue22 Mar 2020 #97
Sanders didn't win them that's for sure...they stayed home. Obama will help with young voters also. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #102
Oh! That's true! He will. showblue22 Mar 2020 #104
They actually came out and voted for pres. Obama. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #133
An article Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #135
I knew he was after Biden before he even announced with that. Now this. Appalling. emmaverybo Mar 2020 #77
He is something alright...despicable. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #93
Trump better not go there. Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #65
It's The Intercept - No Credibility Indykatie Mar 2020 #54
Tara Reade (the accuser) is a pro-Putin shill Celerity Mar 2020 #59
LOL, J.D., that's rich. ucrdem Mar 2020 #67
that part is apparently true Celerity Mar 2020 #71
I'm surprised she lasted 8 months. ucrdem Mar 2020 #75
At first I thought that said The Onion. :-D n/t nolawarlock Mar 2020 #140
Thank you for positing this. NCProgressive Mar 2020 #80
This message was self-deleted by its author Anon-C Mar 2020 #92
This will lose votes for Bernie Sugarcoated Mar 2020 #69
For context, here's her original blog post from April 2019. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #73
Timeline BidenBacker Mar 2020 #79
OK...what a pathetic accuser. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #107
More info BidenBacker Mar 2020 #82
Interesting information shared here: mzmolly Mar 2020 #130
Claiming she's some kinda "Russian agent" seems a bit of a stretch BidenBacker Mar 2020 #146
Who knows... mzmolly Mar 2020 #151
How are these crazy accusations tied to Sanders? SharonClark Mar 2020 #83
Published in the Intercept. And the woman is identified in the article as a Sanders supporter: ucrdem Mar 2020 #86
His staff and surrogates are pushing them. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #87
Thanks. SharonClark Mar 2020 #105
Not when Sanders supporters...known supporters are retweeting this shit...no it comes from the Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #98
It does, but from an appearance standpoint it's seemingly tied to his supporters... tandem5 Mar 2020 #157
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #84
Quote Me What Classes As Rape, Fella The Magistrate Mar 2020 #88
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2020 #90
Sorry BidenBacker Mar 2020 #89
This looks like a good one from ol' Katie the Sanders shill BidenBacker Mar 2020 #91
Looks Like An Old Fashioned Suicide Run, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #95
This stuff pisses me off BidenBacker Mar 2020 #102
Myself As Well, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #109
Were you thinking of "false flag", Mag? BidenBacker Mar 2020 #144
Resign Bernie vercetti2021 Mar 2020 #85
Bernie is going lower than anyone ever imagined. FelineOverlord Mar 2020 #101
That's Russian crap rockfordfile Mar 2020 #134
That's Russian crap FelineOverlord Mar 2020 #159
BS post.... ashredux Mar 2020 #108
It Does Seem To Overstate The Matter, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #116
My demand to the DNC: Make Sanders and his surrogates back off from Joe Biden. NBachers Mar 2020 #112
Yep, saw some of this disgusting sh*t on twitter earlier today. nt iluvtennis Mar 2020 #114
I saw this trending on twitter earlier in the day npk Mar 2020 #115
Nina Turner is pushing it ... nolawarlock Mar 2020 #186
Yep they are getting desperate npk Mar 2020 #188
Geez, so slimy. Looks like something Trump would pull, asking Putin to create dirt on Biden. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #117
Bernie Bro son sent me this Freddie Mar 2020 #120
Time for Bernie to be a man and speak out against this kind of bullshit. world wide wally Mar 2020 #121
Yeah well don't hold your breath. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #132
It's funny that Sanders surrogates think he would be the nominee if Biden was out of the race HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #122
True that....but Biden will be the nominee. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #131
Did not this coordinated smear begin mere seconds after Joe declined further debate with BS? Ponietz Mar 2020 #127
I think it probably did. Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #129
Oh, this is pretty much precisely what I imagined. Codeine Mar 2020 #136
The sick thing is, once it's clear to all that this woman is almost certainly lying ... nolawarlock Mar 2020 #137
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2020 #138
The irony is, Senator Sanders doesn't put the things you mention very highly KitSileya Mar 2020 #141
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2020 #142
Exactly, the alt-left is an illiberal left. radius777 Mar 2020 #143
Good post, rad BidenBacker Mar 2020 #147
It kills their 'Dems are losers' narrative. radius777 Mar 2020 #148
Ah, okay thanks BidenBacker Mar 2020 #149
Yep. ehrnst Mar 2020 #152
I asked for due process and a decent source Kerrycrat Mar 2020 #154
It's also all over right-wing media. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #160
I imagined. He can go lower still. tandem5 Mar 2020 #156
Biden Accuser Tara Reade is a Bankrupt Voice Actress ONI.Research Mar 2020 #158
Who did the research? Who is "ONI"? marble falls Mar 2020 #161
ONI (鬼おに) is a Japanese troll/yōkai, so caveat emptor Celerity Mar 2020 #167
Nice catch. marble falls Mar 2020 #179
Interesting, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #162
Interesting indeed Kerrycrat Mar 2020 #164
Nuttier than squirrel poop! NT Happy Hoosier Mar 2020 #163
The medium story has been deleted. BlueCheese Mar 2020 #165
The story was deleted by the author DesertRat Mar 2020 #166
I Have It On An Open Browser Still, Sir The Magistrate Mar 2020 #168
Ok, sir DesertRat Mar 2020 #173
I Have It All Screen-Capped, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2020 #178
Gyazo is the best screenshot tool Celerity Mar 2020 #182
I Have Done It With Whatever Was On My Machine, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2020 #183
I fear we'll be stuck with this story for a while. BlueCheese Mar 2020 #170
This Sounds Less Credible Than Larry Sinclair's Allegations Against Obama TomCADem Mar 2020 #175
I'm not sure this is really happening. Pillow talk Mar 2020 #176
Slander worked for trump liberal N proud Mar 2020 #177
Sanders' surrogates need to be banned from the convention. LiberalFighter Mar 2020 #180
There's no going back after this. showblue22 Mar 2020 #181
Hope so. There was "going back" after attempted election theft, Hortensis Mar 2020 #184
Still not showing up on mainstream sources. kcr Mar 2020 #187
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