END TO END BERNERS: The Official Bernie Sanders 2020 Crew thread

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Get in here, bros

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:13 (one month ago) Permalink

If Bernie could make it through the primary (massive if) then I’d put money on him in the general.

gyac, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

IT'S OFFICIAL DAD IS RUNNING pic.twitter.com/eisSCAJgdt

— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) February 19, 2019

anvil, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

calling up all my bros from online to get in formation defending our dadhttps://t.co/N3acgEo3K6

— listen to VanderPod (@kath_krueger) February 19, 2019

anvil, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I Love Politics. Now more than ever.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:28 (one month ago) Permalink

these are the facts whether you want to believe it or not

young people in this country OVERWHELMINGLY voted for Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/ulYYQgrjaY

— architect (@TheNewThinkerr) February 19, 2019

anvil, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

All other issues aside, I'll heartily endorse anything that gets us closer to one day having a nonagenarian president. The older the better, I say.

A functioning gazebo made of Candlebox cassingles (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

all I want for this election cycle is for bernie to get heavily into steroids and punch ben shapiro’s head clean off his body at a live debate event before announcing that cm punk is his vp pick

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm sorry but I think "Four years of Larry David on SNL" is a knock-down final argument in favor of Bernie if anyone is on the fence

— Nathan J Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) February 19, 2019

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink


k3vin k., Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:56 (one month ago) Permalink

wait a second, another political thread?!?!?! *madly shuffles papers around and slips on a banana peel*

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Bernie announces! Finally! pic.twitter.com/NCt1qWfVk8

— Katie Halper (@kthalps) February 19, 2019

anvil, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:59 (one month ago) Permalink

wrong version of Finally tho!

anvil, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Not sure if i prefer warren or bernie, but i think bernie will get the nomination, honestly.

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Harris v Sanders seems like what it'll come down to

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:15 (one month ago) Permalink

A very early test for Bernie is if he and his surrogates speak out, loudly and repeatedly, against supporters doling out online abuse in his name. If he/they do, he’s serious about being more than a purist spoiler. If not...

— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 19, 2019


k3vin k., Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

this is going to be a wonderful year

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Good to see Clara “dapper white nationalist” concerned about civility this early in the game!

This was doing the rounds on some parts of Irish twitter:

For the day that's in it.

Bernie Sanders' letter to Margaret Thatcher re the Maze hunger strikers. pic.twitter.com/euUN8LB2Xa

— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) February 19, 2019

gyac, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I pet Griffin. He is 3 months old and a Bernedoodle. He likes meeting new people and dogs. Griffin’s hobbies are digging in flower beds, and chewing shoes. His caregiver says he is as naughty as he is cute. pic.twitter.com/yAp9G0eu4v

— I've Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) February 19, 2019

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Every photo of him he’s looking more insane and unhinged than the last

calstars, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Insane and unhinged?

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

if you think about it, this is just recycling the money i earned from doing harassment back into the campaign pic.twitter.com/G5l4eiV4CN

— Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) February 20, 2019

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:11 (one month ago) Permalink


Dan S, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:34 (one month ago) Permalink

if he gets the nomination, i cannot fucking wait to watch him debate trump. i feel like trump is legitimately frightened of bernie

weren't they supposed to debate in 2016 then trump got cold feet?

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Let’s get this started! Bernie’s haters can’t engage his ideas so they pretend all of his supporters are straight, white, men & invisibleize everyone else. This is what a #bernieBro looks like. #JustAnotherBernieBro #bernieBros pic.twitter.com/tnS8weH7LI

— Katie Halper (@kthalps) February 19, 2019

anvil, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:11 (one month ago) Permalink


It is really funny how Warren’s bid has Trump letting loose a torrent of racist insanity and Bernie’s announcement has him like:

“Personally, I think he missed his time ... I wish Bernie well. It will be interesting to see how he does."

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Please God

Be on Bernie's side this time


flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:01 (one month ago) Permalink

birds for bernie

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:02 (one month ago) Permalink


flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:03 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe this will encourage Hillary to nominate

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:04 (one month ago) Permalink

I have my large sock o' manure ready for all uses of "purist/ty"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:27 (one month ago) Permalink

im excited

flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:39 (one month ago) Permalink

The Federalist asked me to write a piece on why Bernie is the strongest Democratic candidate, so that's what I did https://t.co/wCoAOqZdT7

— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 19, 2019

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:35 (one month ago) Permalink


“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:38 (one month ago) Permalink

and if the federalist asked you to jump off a cliff...

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Usually when I wake up I get a few laughs on all that has been going in the US politics timeline. And its even crazier and funnier this morning.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 09:16 (one month ago) Permalink


j., Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

That's my timeline from 9am, and its funny too

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Bernie Sanders’s 24 hour haul: 223,047 individuals gave $5,925,771.

Average: $27

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 20, 2019

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

The 27 Club

nickn, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I think Bernie should tell the less onerous dems who are running to stop and support him. Then give them some positions in the cabinet and make the go to Sanders School one day each week to actually understand the issues and learn the politics. #BERNIE2020 @janeosanders

— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) February 16, 2019

There seems to be a media black out on @TulsiGabbard

— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) February 17, 2019

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm gonna really commit myself to being civil and patient in my discussions of Bernie with Bernie-skeptics/Bernie-haters. But man, it's hard. Blood pressure already up today from trying to discuss this shit.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Nerdstrom is anti-nurses union, what a surprise

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I like that lady, head of the California Nurses union and guest of the Sanders Institute. Completely psycho.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Those crazy women

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:43 (one month ago) Permalink

threadban Nerdstrom plz

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Us and them

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 24 February 2019 02:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Where does Gilmour stand?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 24 February 2019 02:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Here's @BernieSanders showing how you talk to middle school students about climate change. In 1987. pic.twitter.com/RvA8ouELgM

— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) February 23, 2019

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 24 February 2019 04:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Pink Floyd are cool now.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 24 February 2019 08:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

BREAKING: bernie's shock-troops are amassing ahead of an all-out assault aimed at turning america into vuvuzela

Breaking: In just six days, 1 million people have already signed on to support our campaign. We are just getting started. pic.twitter.com/2p6gljH2vT

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 25, 2019

he protec, he attac, but most importantly, he dmac (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 25 February 2019 15:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

does anyone have comparative numbers vs other campaigns? one million volunteers signed up this quickly does seem like an awful lot, particularly in this crowded a field

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 25 February 2019 18:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Everyone who was on his mailing list from the last election got contacted again so it makes sense.

Yerac, Monday, 25 February 2019 18:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah contacted again like 50 times

j., Monday, 25 February 2019 18:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So... 50 donations I trust?

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 February 2019 18:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

$27 each

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Monday, 25 February 2019 19:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

doesn't have tone $27 each as long as they average to $27

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 February 2019 19:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This made me realize that one cannot block spam text messages since these come from different numbers all the time.

Yerac, Monday, 25 February 2019 19:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

what if we ship bernie to venezuela

if this is a simulation.. i gotta say, it's a pretty good simulation! (esby), Monday, 25 February 2019 21:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he'd come back

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 25 February 2019 21:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

...a hero! #sendbernietovenezuela

if this is a simulation.. i gotta say, it's a pretty good simulation! (esby), Monday, 25 February 2019 21:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

berner-relevant content re: media bias

In this public News Brief, "Let's Relitigate the Shit Out of 2016" we relitigate the shit out of 2016 and discuss what the media's coverage of previous Democratic primaries can tell us about 2020. With guest @thomasfrank_ https://t.co/JIok4se4Nj

— Citations Needed (@CitationsPod) February 28, 2019

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

why did i just click on that content-farm link?

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 1 March 2019 22:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Know what would have been great? If Bernie had replied to McCain "why in the world would I solicit the advice of the least popular Democratic nominee of all time?" That would have been great television.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

forget McCain, imagine having to listen to Joy Behar and Whoopi

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Everyone who was on his mailing list from the last election got contacted again so it makes sense.

― Yerac, Monday, 25 February 2019 18:47 (five days ago) Permalink

I got into a text argument with one of the "Our Revolution" folks because I never signed up to be on their list — they totally scraped Bernie's.

⅋ (crüt), Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

more like your revolution, am i right?

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Palin feels the Bern

EXPOSED: Bernie Plans To SLASH Military Funds To Fund Socialist Agenda https://t.co/KmP9alwVb7

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) March 3, 2019

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 4 March 2019 02:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol, the secret has been exposed.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 4 March 2019 02:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how does she get to use the "governorpalin" domain name after quitting 2 years in

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Monday, 4 March 2019 03:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

get ready for some Fox frothing over this, I guess

Holy shit. Destiny Harris––of #NoCopAcademy ––is speaking serious truth about struggle in Chicago, and that she believes Bernie will fight for her. I can't think of another candidate who'd have her open for them. #BernieInChicago pic.twitter.com/GcVkNVeBzk

— Zachary Siegel (@ZachWritesStuff) March 4, 2019

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 4 March 2019 14:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Last night w/Iranian friends: disc of their fathers coming home bloody in the 70s who now regret their role in the revolution. One committed suicide in shame. They likened revolutionary “idealism” to that of Bernie fans, saying they too (bloody or not) will regret their support.

— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) March 7, 2019

holy shit

petey v, Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

centrist libs are the most dangerous extremists we have

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

she has always been a true artist of the form

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ross Douthat...otm?

With Sanders officially in the race, the reasons for bullishness have grown. Whether he is technically the front-runner or not depends on how you assess the impressive poll numbers of the undeclared Joe Biden: Are those a real signifier that the Democratic Party’s moderate wing is ready to have the former vice president as its champion, or just an artifact of name recognition that will collapse once Biden starts having to answer for his record?

But every normal metric makes Sanders a front-runner, and a stronger-looking candidate than all his declared rivals: His fund-raising is impressive, his crowds are big, and his early poll numbers give him both the expected 20-25 percent floor and room to grow. (In the weekend’s poll of Iowa, he would claim almost a third of Biden’s supporters if the ex-vice president decided not to run.) And he’s facing a field sufficiently large that the advantages of having a core of unshakable supporters are likely to be magnified.

Meanwhile his campaign so far is suggestive of the ways — again, like Reagan — that a long history of ideological extremism can actually be helpful to a presidential candidate. Precisely because Sanders is a known quantity, because nobody doubts his commitment to left-wing policies, there may be less pressure on his campaign to embrace every idea floated by reporters or touted by activists. (It’s probably a good sign, for instance, that he was just attacked from the left by Julián Castro for insufficient zeal on reparations.)

Nor does he need to adopt the strident tone of younger would-be revolutionaries or the politicians pandering to them to prove his socialist bona fides. As the conservative writer Ben Domenech noted recently, “the truth is that Sanders, despite his socialist label, seems to have a less harsh vision of politics than many others within the party.” Because his record is what it is, he won’t always have to be the most zealous candidate on stage — and like Reagan, he might even be able to promise certain kinds of moderation while keeping his base secure in his fundamentally revolutionary intentions.


Simon H., Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Conservatives say "Bernie will have won", pt 2

Be under no illusions. The 77-year-old Senator from Vermont — the man who tried to bring Sandinista radio to Burlington, and the runner-up to Madame Smart Power for the Democratic nomination in 2016 — may very well be our next president. Bernie can win.

Some have said that Sanders overperformed in the 2016 Democratic primary because Hillary Clinton is a uniquely bad candidate. (Well, Rich Lowry has said that.) Sanders would fade under closer scrutiny. If it seems like he’s a real contender to grab the nomination, people will research the weird things he said in the 1970s and 1980s. Or they’ll get more accustomed to his personal quirks and affect. And then he’ll fade. A gap between the austerity of his democratic-socialist politics and his relatively comfortable personal lifestyle will overwhelm him.

My response: Where have you been the last four years? Polished candidates are out. Candid candidates are in. Voters can and will forgive their politicians almost any verbal lapses, so long as they believe the candidate doesn’t hate them. Sanders has the manners not to talk about huge swathes of the American public with disdain or contempt. We know he won’t repeat Mitt Romney’s “takers” moment. But, crucially, while Sanders will denounce racism and divisiveness, he won’t imply that Trump’s supporters are economically useless “deplorables.” Bernie is not “intersectional” — at least, not in the alienating way. His declared enemies are the millionaires and billionaires who buy up public policy. He will not be tempted, as some other candidates may be, to mimic or adopt the young-lefty-media views on intersectionality that remain avant-garde and alienating to key swing constituencies.


Simon H., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Conservatives always lie. If they say they think Bernie could have won, what they mean is they absolutely think he couldn't have (I think they're wrong about that, but still).

It comes from the same place as "As a republican, I would consider voting for Amy Klobuchar <or insert centrist Dem here>"-- like, of course they'd do no such thing! They're just pushing rhetoric that makes it more likely that they'll face a candidate they think will lose to trump in the general.

Dan I., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm not sure about that in either of these cases tbh

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:40 (one week ago) Permalink

no impugning douthat's honesty itt please

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:44 (one week ago) Permalink

idk obv douthat is a freak but I don't think it's that weird that he might genuinely think he can win

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I didn't read the douthat thing, was responding to the National Review article

Dan I., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:51 (one week ago) Permalink

douthat's not a conservative, he's a garden variety idio

Dan I., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:51 (one week ago) Permalink

't' lmfao

Dan I., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:52 (one week ago) Permalink

the new episode of citations needed out today seems relevant to this discussion

It’s a trope that dates back more than a decade, but the rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has seen a recent resurgence in the liberal’s “Inexplicable Republican Best Friend,” a specific genre of concern trolling where a long-time Republican operative, politician or pundit offers supposedly well-intentioned “advice” to Democrats about how they can win elections, which always relies on avoiding veering “too far left.”

These takes––frequently featured as earnest appeals in liberal and centrist outlets––are ostensibly framed as straight-talk advice that should be accepted as objectively in the Democrats’ best interest, and never presented as an ideological argument that would otherwise make sense coming from a right-winger. “Republican hates socialism” isn’t that newsworthy, whereas “GOP operative identifies Democrats’ best interests" somehow is. As with most ideological scams, it only travels in one direction: leftward. One seldom hears liberals or leftists give “advice” to Republicans about they ought to do to win.

But somehow the inverse isn’t true. Anti-choice, climate change denying, racist, rape apologist, warmongering, overpaid mercenary GOP “strategists” are treated like objective, neutral voices simply looking out for the best interests of the people and institutions they’ve spent their entire careers trying to destroy.

kiss me dadly (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Trying to divine motivations seems like a waste of time. Maybe that it’s being written by a Republican should encourage you to read critically but honestly you should be reading everyone critically no matter how they identify.

Mordy, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:26 (one week ago) Permalink

electoral advice from a member of a rival party, particularly in the form of an open letter, is to be disregarded, not read critically or at all

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:32 (one week ago) Permalink

if a republican has genuine advice for democratic presidential candidates, they could write them directly. publishing it in the open is done with the intention of shifting the discourse toward their end

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck off, Beto

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

otoh I think Beto running will help Bernie

Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:53 (one week ago) Permalink

the Bideto vote will split

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Just kinda wondering where putting a Jewish mans face inside a bank vault surrounded by piles of money falls into our current debate? pic.twitter.com/lUMaHwsVfF

— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) March 6, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:04 (six days ago) Permalink

socialism is being poor and the poorer you are the more socialister it is

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:33 (six days ago) Permalink

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