For many, reaching across the cultural, political gap is a positive step toward unity – especially in these trying times. For hardcore supporters of Bernie Sanders, however, only the purity of their “revolution” will suffice.
Sanders’ supporters are not your average American political observers. They are radical. They are intense. And they have been shown to be a bit more violent than their counterparts within other campaigns.
Just this month, two undercover videos revealed two Bernie campaign workers calling for violence: One against police should Bernie be cheated out of the nomination, and one intimating his belief that “the rich” should face the guillotine.
And let’s not forget former Bernie Sanders campaign worker James T. Hodgkinson who attempted to murder the entire GOP charity baseball team back in 2017.
They are a fickle bunch, the Bernie Bros, and not even ultra-popular podcast host Joe Rogan can seem to land on their good side.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is facing heat from the far left for promoting the endorsement of popular podcast host Joe Rogan, who has a history of controversial remarks.
On Thursday, Sanders tweeted the glowing remarks Rogan made on his podcast show, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” earlier in the week, where he revealed that he would “probably” vote for the Vermont senator in the Democratic primary.
“I think I’ll probably vote for Bernie. Him, as a human being, when I was hanging out with him, I believe in him, I like him, I like him a lot,” Rogan said.
Sanders’ fanbase was not having it, however.
“Dear @BernieSanders, Please reject the endorsement of this man. It is beneath all of us. It is not okay to be celebrating an endorsement from him,” former Rewire News editor-in-chief Jodi Jacobson pleaded the candidate, sharing Rogan’s past remarks condemning the outrage toward “The Dukes of Hazzard” because of the iconic General Lee car that featured the Confederate flag.
“Let’s be clear : By promoting Joe Rogan Sanders is dog whistling that his campaign is a safe space for aggrieved white bigots because he’ll keep those radical blacks and their ‘identity politics’ in check. He’s been dancing around the message for years,” MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson declared.
Sanders has already faced adversity from within the Democratic establishment itself, and now, a political outsider can’t even seem to get a fair shake with the Vermont Senator’s base.
It appears as though the Bernie Bros will need to learn some tolerance if they wish to court voters outside of their already-tight orbit.
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