Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Way too much enthusiasm (harassment) from the bros will get you a rebuke from the main bro himself.
Bernie Sanders’s campaign received a strong rebuke last week from the Nevada Culinary Workers Union about what his universal healthcare plan for everyone would do to the currently negotiated contracts that the union bargained for. Bernies bros, in turn, decided to harras the members of the most influential union in the state and that backfired marvelously.
Good going bros.
Literature distributed by the NCWU said that if Sanders won the presidential election, his Medicare for All program would “end Culinary Healthcare.” That plan is opposed by the NCWU which provides health insurance through a specially established trust fund. After the flyer was passed around, the NCWU said it was the victim of harassing emails, tweets and phone calls.
“It’s disappointing that Senator Sanders’ supporters have viciously attacked the Culinary Union and working families in Nevada simply because our union has provided facts on what certain healthcare proposals might do to take away the system of care we have built over 8 decades,” said NCWU Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline in a Wednesday statement.
Sanders called for an end to the comments on Thursday, describing them as “unacceptable.”
“Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks,” Sanders said in a statement. “Our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion, and justice. We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner.”
Whoops. That is not the way to endear yourself to potential voters kids.
The dirty lil secret here is that Bernie’s plan of universal crap care would destroy what the NCWU has negotiated for its members. If you are conservative, liberal or other, you should at least respect the fact that these are lawfully negotiated deals and respect that the members don’t want it changed by law but only at the bargaining table.
I don’t blame the union members for setting the record straight here at all.
The Bernie Bros doing what they did here are trying to intimidate or shut these people up and it shows us what they would do if they ever put into power. Here is why this is a great example of never wanting anyone who thinks that socialism or communism is a good thing ever near an elected office.
Mostly because these people are nuts.