More proof that the Democratic party has fallen into divided piles of pure chaos, as the latest person to step on the pro-Clinton landmine was the very man who she screwed over with unfair campaign tactics.
Bernie Sanders was once a hero to the “progressive” left. He was, and is, and unashamed socialist who was only too happy to sing every tune the hard left loved to hear. He was viewed as the anti-establishment candidate who would stop wall street, expand welfare, and make everything Occupy Wall Street was fighting for a reality.
Then, come to find out that Bernie Sanders was cheated out of the election by then DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who actively did what she could to essentially rig the election for Clinton. Emails were leaked to prove it all, and Schutlz was forced to leave her position, but was picked up by the Clinton campaign.
Of course, this has only cemented the hatred for Schultz and Clinton, so much so that Schultz can’t get on a stage without being booed off of it. To the hard left, Clinton is now a super-villain, and those who support her are worthy of only derision.
So it’s kind of funny that when Sanders, the very man Clinton screwed over, gets on a stage in front of his supporters, and tells them all that they should vote for the woman who cheated Sanders out of a fair shake.
The crowd was enthusiastic as Sanders proclaimed “Immediately, right now, we have got to defeat Donald Trump!”
But the approval of the crowd immediately shifted as Sanders added “And we have got to elect Hillary Clinton, and Tim Kaine.”
The moment any positivity was handed toward Clinton, boos and jeers erupted from the crowd with such intensity that Bernie could not get them back on his side, even after he went back to trashing Trump.
— POLITICO (@politico) July 25, 2016
Safe to say that Sanders may have lost a lot of his credibility in that moment, and that much of the faith that was put in him and the Democratic party is gone. The man backing the woman whose principles he claimed to fight against would be a real stab in the back to those who loved him.
We may see a good chunk of these Democrats do what Republicans did not long ago, and leave the party. Where they may end up is anyone’s guess, but I have an inkling of an idea…