Move over Never Trump Republicans and make room for Never Biden Democrats.
When former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage Tuesday night to assume the role the establishment bestowed on him, that being the Democratic Party’s nominee to take on President Trump, he took great care to appeal to those who support socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion,” he said, in what sounded much like a victory speech. “We share a common goal, and together, we’ll defeat Donald Trump; we’ll defeat him together.”
This being a sentiment that not all Bernie Bros embrace.
Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball set the tone on Wednesday during an appearance on “The Young Turks,” when she suggested progressives could “leave it blank” when casting their vote for president in November.
here we go—-krystal ball saying she will “leave it blank” in November. What an absolute hack. pic.twitter.com/0z6KAdF9OA
— Ron DOV (@rez512) March 11, 2020
Host Cenk Uygur stated that it wasn’t “tenable for progressives to threaten to vote for Trump.”
“I would never vote for Donald Trump either, but you can leave it blank,” Ball replied.
“As of today I’m an undecided voter, because here’s the thing,” she continued. “Trump is awful, the next Republican will be awful, and if they (Democratic Party) always can say, ‘Look you gotta vote for us no matter what you’ve got no other choice,’ then they’re always going to treat us like this because you have no power in that situation if you’re just gonna show up and vote for them anyway.”
In response to establishment Democrats rallying behind Biden, Politico cited Alyson Metzger, a 54-year-old progressive activist in New York City who supports Sanders.
“The rationale for us is that our votes need to be earned and that we’ve been taken for granted, and the party never moves to us,” Metzger said. “If they install Joe Biden, I will not vote for Biden. … This is not democratic what’s happening in the Democratic primary.”
“I can’t vote for Joe Biden,” she said.
Bryan Quinby, identified as a left-wing podcaster in Ohio, felt the same way.
“I can’t vote for Joe Biden,” Quinby said, adding “it feels like the party doesn’t want us — the people who were pushing for Bernie Sanders and were enthusiastic about it.”
“I think it just means I don’t vote for president,” he said of his vote in November.
Sanders inspired legions of young Americans poorly educated by the indoctrination centers that pass for colleges these days on the perils of socialism — the only trouble is, these Bolshevik wannabes can’t seem to make it to the polls on election day.
But many of Sanders more committed supporters are passionate about not voting for Biden, as was seen online.
Hashtags like #NeverBiden, #BernieOrBust, #WriteinBernie and #DemExit2020 were seen on Twitter this week.
Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses — *Caution: Adult Language.
Okay Dems, we warned you that Biden can’t beat Trump. We warned you that we’ll never vote for him.
So when you nominate Biden and he DOES lose to Trump, it will be entirely on YOU.
Not Jill Stein, not Susan Sarandon, YOU. And we will NEVER let you forget.#NeverBiden
— Blue Check Beth! (@torstrick) March 9, 2020
When I point out that Biden is a racist, sexist, reactionary war criminal who has always been on the wrong side of history and lies constantly, Dems be like
“BuT wiLL U vOTe BLuE nO MaTTeR wHo?”
Y’all are a fucking cult. #NeverBiden
— Matthew (@MatthewJohn666) March 10, 2020
— Samantha Dorman (@Samiepoo07) March 11, 2020
The most amazing thing about the +65 Biden voter: They stuck a big middle finger in the face of their grandkids.
— Herbert Havercamp (@HerbertHaverca1) March 11, 2020
Let me be as clear as I can be: #BernieOrBust
If we wanted a corrupt, racist Republican Wall Street warmonger as President, we would’ve supported Hillary Clinton.
No. fucking. way.#DemExit
— Amir (@AmirAminiMD) March 10, 2020
If Bernie loses, there will be a massive #DemExit2020. Not only will most Bernie supporters not vote for Biden, the party will be decimated. It will be dwarfed by the GOP bc Dems will have finally succeeded in pushing out progressives.
Great job, centrist Dems. So much winning.
— beth, not as gifted as Carol (@bourgeoisalien) March 6, 2020
Exactly. That’s what happens when corporate media spends four years attacking Bernie and his supporters, and then expecting us to fall in line.
— beth, not as gifted as Carol (@bourgeoisalien) March 13, 2020
If the older voters wont listen then we have to make them, its that simple. They are very afraid of a trump re-election. We need to use that even if they get mad. They need us more then we need them. If you care about Bernie don’t vote for Biden ever! #DemExit #BernieOrBust2020
— Matthew Hall (@MH_TheSocialist) March 13, 2020
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