Say G’night, Bernie

I liked Bernie.  But now he’s a joke.  Kevin Drum says it best:

“The one thing I do keep wondering about is what happened to Bernie Sanders. Before this campaign, he was a gadfly, he was a critic of the system, and he was a man of strong principles. He still is, but he’s also obviously very, very bitter. I wonder if all this was worth it for him? By all objective measures he did way better than anyone expected and had far more influence than anyone thought he would, and he should feel good about that. Instead, he seems more angry and resentful with every passing day.

I know this happens all the time in presidential primaries. Everyone starts out promising to run high-minded campaigns, but the attacks always come sooner or later—and the targets inevitably believe the attacks are unfair and slanderous. As a result, the losers develop a deep personal disdain for their opponents.”

And while this is completely subjective and anecdotal, I have to say that the most Twitter death-threats I’ve ever received have come from the #BernieBros.  And like, I spent hours mixing it up with #Gamergate ass-hats.

Also, register to vote.

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