It’s Not Hard to Read the Rules: Throwing a Fit Because You Didn’t Defines the Bernie Bro Learning Curve

Tuesday , 17, May 2016 4 Comments

How do you know you need to do a better job checking credentials at caucuses this election year? Because the first time you do, you discover the rampant fraud exercised by Bernie Sanders supporters last Saturday in Nevada. People wanting to caucus for Bernie Sanders turned into a violent mob when their tactics went against Nevada Democratic Party caucusing rules.

What are those rules? You have to be a registered member of the Democratic Party and be able to prove you live in your precinct to vote. 57 out of 64 people wanting to caucus for Bernie Sanders were tossed out because they failed verifying who they were. Any time these pathetic crybabies don’t get their way, they scream fraud and it’s the Democratic Party’s corruption keeping them out.

Wrong, they didn’t get to vote because they didn’t read the rules. Sanders supporters erupted into a fit of violence that would make any Trump supporter proud. They leaked the personal phone number of state party Chairwoman Roberta Lange, and left thousands of death threats. and text messages. She had to be escorted everywhere on Saturday in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel – even to the bathroom – by security because of the violence and threats coming from Sanders supporters was so severe.

Then Bernie Sanders supporters defaced the party headquarters:

And there was plenty of complaining online, like this ignoramus here:

That’s right, he was a Democrat, switched to independent convinced the Democratic Party is corrupt, and now crying big crocodile tears because he can no longer vote in a Democratic Party caucus. If there’s one thing this election is doing, it’s weeding out the stupid.

What this confirms is that other state Democratic parties weren’t checking credentials carefully before allowing people to vote in closed caucus in their states. It had worked enough times the Sandernistas thought they could get away with it in Nevada too, and when it didn’t work this time, they became a belligerent mob.

The Nevada Democratic Party refuses to lie down and take this abuse from the Sanders campaign. They filed a complaint with the Democratic National Committee against Bernie Sanders.

We believe, unfortunately, that the tactics and behavior on display here in Nevada are harbingers of things to come as Democrats gather in Philadelphia in July for our National Convention. We write to alert you to what we perceive as the Sander Campaign’s penchant for extra-parliamentary behavior—indeed, actual violence—in place of democratic conduct in a convention setting, and furthermore what we can only describe as their encouragement of, and complicity in, a very dangerous atmosphere that ended in chaos and physical threats to fellow Democrats.

The Nevada State Democratic Party is right. This is what we can expect Sanders supporters to do in July when the national convention takes place in Philadelphia. What we saw on Saturday was a rehearsal for what will happen if they don’t get their way. Today is the next primary election in Kentucky and Oregon. Keep in mind Hillary Clinton only needs 143 more delegates to have the nomination, and her chances of winning are at this point assured no matter how violent and criminal Sanders supporters become.

Anyone who still considers themselves a Bernie Sanders supporter after what happened Saturday in Nevada needs to think long and deep about what they’re really supporting this election. The more Democrats – and independents that support Sanders – fight, the better chances we have of dealing with a Trump presidency come November. Sara Palin could win the veepstakes, and John Miller will be press secretary. Is this what we want? With the way Sanders is running his campaign, and as of this writing has yet to answer to what his supporters did on Saturday, The Democratic Party needs to unify, tell the Bernie or Bust faction to bust on out, and get to work to make sure Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November.

4 thoughts on “ : It’s Not Hard to Read the Rules: Throwing a Fit Because You Didn’t Defines the Bernie Bro Learning Curve”
  • Marlee says:

    It’s time for this county to shake up the 2 Party system. They are treated like Religions. We need more choices.
    I vote for a candidate that best represents my values. In this election, I will vote for Sanders, even if he isn’t the candidate.

    • Up North Progressive says:

      Your values include violence, death threats, vandalism, and blaming the victim when the party calls you out for your supporters’ behavior? That is not how you shake up anything, unless you’re an authoritarian thug.

  • Marlee says:

    Like Ralph Nader (my hero) says…vote your conscious….I’m sorry to hear that you are embedded in a Party…I thought this was a “progressive” site.
    Like I said, the 2 party system is like belonging to a religion.
    Your response confirms that.

    • Up North Progressive says:

      I am embedded in nothing but my own conscious. The Democratic Party is not perfect. They most closely align with my own values. Values that include not resorting to violence when your unregistered delegates aren’t allowed into a caucus, not issuing death threats to a woman’s family and employees because your unregistered delegates aren’t allowed into a caucus. Not defacing property, suing a party when your campaign staffers are literally caught stealing data, or insinuating that a blog doesn’t agree in perfect lockstep with you, they must not be progressive. Demanding everyone do everything and believe everything exactly the way you do is not being progressive, it’s being a fascist authoritarian. This blog is progressive. Bernie Sanders and his followers are definitely not progressive, from the despicable behavior I have witnessed coming from his followers. Your response confirms that.

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