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

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hahahahahahaha

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 24 January 2020 23:57 (three weeks ago) link

i am not in favor of the campaign re-tweeting him, nor am i a rogan fan, but my impression of his audience is they are malleable as hell, total mushbrains. which is of course why his transphobic remarks and vast number of shitty guests is so dangerous. but i do not think rogan saying he will vote for bernie means any meaningful influx of transphobes into his campaign. i watch a lot of youtubes. my experience tells me the algorithm is going to be recommending more left-wing stuff and less jordan peterson to his viewers. i hope, anyway.

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 24 January 2020 23:58 (three weeks ago) link

he trying to win election

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:00 (three weeks ago) link

bro jogan

treeship., Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02 (three weeks ago) link

til the end of my days i'll never understand JR's draw. there's tons of kinda dumb kinda of boring normie shit where i'm like 'hey not for me, but sure, i guess i see why it's a thing'. Rogan is not one of those things.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:06 (three weeks ago) link

I’ve heard more about Joe Rogan in the last twelve hours than I have in the last decade and I work with a bunch of male millennials

Prior to the decade my friend’s boyfriend worked at UFC and occasionally heard about him being “enthusiastic”

babu frik fan account (mh), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:09 (three weeks ago) link

if you know a millennial normy man there is a decent chance he has listened to the show at some stage

I listened to one episode in November 2013, where do I report for my cancelling

also that totally looks like Mark Proksch doing an unconvincing Bernie impression on Bernie's 1997 webpic

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:10 (three weeks ago) link

any dems not cancelled yet?

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:15 (three weeks ago) link

I want to be cancelled someday

treeship., Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:16 (three weeks ago) link

i have cancelled myself when i see some of my old posts (not even that old)

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:17 (three weeks ago) link

the most i ever listened to him was a good portion of the David Lee Roth interview so maybe i just haven't given him enough of a shot to make an informed decision.

tbh when i see that goddamned dumb thumbnail for "tRiGgErEd" on Netflix and it annoys the piss out of me so lol i guess in a way he's delivering: i am, in fact, "triggered"

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:18 (three weeks ago) link

when

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:19 (three weeks ago) link

Any deems not cancelled yet?

rob, Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:19 (three weeks ago) link

which is of course why his transphobic remarks and vast number of shitty guests is so dangerous

^ why I will NEVER vote for Joe Rogan for any elective office! It's a good thing he isn't running, cuz he could do some real damage if he's ever handed any position where he is connected to either writing or enforcing the law.

Sanders, otoh, seems to have some good ideas...

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

We should get that sorted

rob, Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

√√✓✓

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:33 (three weeks ago) link

When did people start using the phrase “give a platform to”?

treeship., Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:35 (three weeks ago) link

i'm not sure how to say this at all because it feels like one of those things that, there's no way to say it that doesn't make us poorer to some degree, but ... i do think it's true that bernie has a gender "problem" in the sense that a lot of people vote based on feeling... actually, scratch that, the news media of this country presents narrative based on feeling, lowest common denominator stuff like battles of the sexes etc. and that ends up spilling over into how these things play out. and i think there are a lot of "mushbrains," to use harbl's term, out there who will totally let something very stupid like gender guide their vote ... and these people are going to cross lines and rub people who are either more enlightened about gender or who have to deal with patriarchy and fundamentalist gender bullshit day to day the wrong way. i feel like the real trouble that bernie could run into is threading the needle where he both does not deny the appeal of who he is as a person... there are a lot of people out there who vote that way even though they would deny it! ... while at the same time being very very careful to change the subject / talk about an issue of substance or whatever when someone who is not bernie, who supports bernie, starts being a misogynist or a transphobe or whatever. he is already doing a much better job of that this go-around, which is why he is where he is imo, but he's going to need to keep doing better at it if he's going to make his way through this maze imo.

ingredience (map), Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:48 (three weeks ago) link

and just to respond to djp's post above about other candidates not getting the benefit of the doubt... bernie not taking corporate money is such a huge deal imo! and not doing it for decades. it's also why warren is getting a lot of benefit of the doubt. (though not so much!) the other candidates though.. for sure they aren't getting as much benefit of the doubt, at least not mine, because they (klobuchar, pete, harris, booker) are so obviously that post-reagan model of the democratic politician... they pass the 'electability' test in the sense that, like, you could see your boss voting for them, their neoliberal credentials are spot on, and people are (i am) tired as hell of the neoliberal model in this country. the one other candidate that i personally was enthusiastic about and who i was sad to see go was julian castro.

ingredience (map), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:00 (three weeks ago) link

...who, i don't know as much about his money or whatever, but it seemed his prison reform credentials and focus on poverty was coming from a genuine place.

ingredience (map), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:01 (three weeks ago) link

yes, and i am thinking, and i am aware of the fallacies that these thoughts can present, that these are issues of power. there will never be a candidate that can both attract only supporters with perfect ideas on every issue, and a perfect way of expressing support--i.e., not being a bernie bro or not being one of those slay queen sady doyle hillary people (there are 0 candidates with this quality, this is a platonic ideal candidate) AND attract enough voters to win, and a candidate that does not win has less power than the power that is needed to change things. things such as having medicare for all. which would be a medicare for all that includes things that transpeople require. it is never "good" to have a segment of voters that thinks louis farrakhan is cool, or a segment of voters that would think it is ok to shout "you're a man" at a transwoman. but the power of those tiny segments is less than the power of all of them together supporting things that would improve the material conditions of the lives of everyone.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:02 (three weeks ago) link

very otm

ingredience (map), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:10 (three weeks ago) link

OTFM

Sanders is not perfect and I have considerable doubts about him being able to achieve what he wants to do, but of all the candidates he is the only one who has demonstrated anything resembling a consistency of vision and moral clarity. Perceived integrity counts for something!

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:22 (three weeks ago) link

definitely.. i also think the candidate with the strongest moral position is going to fare the best against donald trump

ingredience (map), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:25 (three weeks ago) link

if the dems nominate biden i will vote the hell out of biden but my gut feeling is that conservatives will have a six-month free buffet with him and he will lose

ingredience (map), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:28 (three weeks ago) link

which is related to the reason why the "bernie has a sexism problem" story has no weight to me. i am in no way comparing sexism to transphobia here, it is just the one -ism i experience. i am affected by sexism in my life, but i also have enough money and i'm white and i'm educated and i have health insurance and a house, etc. coincidentally most of the people who tell this story have a lot more money than i do. because whatever "sexist" things bernie did, and i honestly have no idea what these things are they must have been so serious, i'm way more interested in, like, why does your candidate think we can continue doing the same shitty things minus 1% of the shittiness and expect not to have the same shitty country where most people's lives are bad, that also kills too many people in foreign wars, which we have mostly forgotten are going on, etc. if bernie said some sexist thing sometime, yes i am more ready to give him the benefit of the doubt than i am of someone who brags about being a capitalist to her core or whatever else we are supposed to give people the benefit of the doubt for? people's actual ideas mean something. sorry for ramble.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:29 (three weeks ago) link

the candidate with the strongest moral position is going to fare the best against donald trump

For voters who only equate "strong moral position" with "appoints anti-choice justices and judges", Sanders would not make any more headway than any Democratic candidate. But, as in 1976, among voters who have seen enough of Trump's bullying, narcissism and whim-based governance may well be be drawn to a candidate whose moral underpinning they feel they can understand, endorse, and count on to remain steady.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:33 (three weeks ago) link

I have considerable doubts about him being able to achieve what he wants to do

i do, too, FWIW. but preferable to the other ones who don't seem to want to do anything.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:36 (three weeks ago) link

Warren certainly wants to do things, too, many of them very similar to what Bernie wants to do.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:38 (three weeks ago) link

i'm not gonna get in that argument but she is a perfect example of a candidate trying to say all the right things about identities and failing at strong moral positions

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:56 (three weeks ago) link

Exactly. Warren also been so waffly on much of the stuff that she supposedly has in common with Sanders, like health care.

TBH it’s incredible that anyone took her seriously after the DNA debacle.

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:58 (three weeks ago) link

which is annoying because she was way more confident and on point when she was taking strong moral positions before her campaigning

j., Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:04 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, running for prez breaks some people I think

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:06 (three weeks ago) link

she is a perfect example of a candidate trying to say all the right things about identities and failing at strong moral positions

I've also come to believe Senator Sanders is a stronger and more reliable candidate than Senator Warren and hope that in May, when I can vote my preference, he is showing strongly enough to make casting that vote for him simple and obvious. Warren's life in politics has been relatively short by comparison and her experience has not prepared her adequately for a national campaign, which is both an exhausting marathon and a daily obstacle course.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:06 (three weeks ago) link

Warren's wavering is the strongest argument for the evils of campaign consultants.

I have been appalled by the campaign Warren is running. She’s a populist from Oklahoma who many of us saw fight elite bankers for years. Somehow Joe Rospars decided that ‘Warren is Hillary 2.0’ was the right branding choice.

— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) December 15, 2019

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:47 (three weeks ago) link

Rospars also runs Blue State Digital that's providing services to Klobuchar and Biden, which I don't understand from a conflict of interests perspective.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:49 (three weeks ago) link

Didn't she just pivot too early? Maybe a result of the unexpectedly short Kamala and Beto campaigns, wonder if that jumbled up their timeline and forced the recent mis-steps

anvil, Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:52 (three weeks ago) link

Making calculations and pivoting are exactly what make her look less attractive than Bernie. She was told by 'experts' that this is what she must do to win the presidency. I'm sure there were ample charts, graphs, electoral maps, and quotes from focus groups to reinforce the lesson. Bernie's from a small state where retail politics are more effective, so he's learned a whole different set of skills.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:04 (three weeks ago) link

Maybe don’t perform the autopsy, yet? She’s still polling decently, and has fewer skeletons
than the other frontrunners.

Plus, the narrative has shifted against her in the last few days in a way that is so consistent in language that it makes me think that somebody or somebodies are willfully coordinating attacks or influence against her.

rb (soda), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:10 (three weeks ago) link

Warren's life in politics has been relatively short by comparison and her experience has not prepared her adequately for a national campaign, which is both an exhausting marathon and a daily obstacle course.

This is a slightly condescending position considering what she endured in 2010-2013 from the Obama White House and congressional Dems and GOP-ers. She knows what that heat's like plenty

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:12 (three weeks ago) link

Missing out on the Rogan appearance can't have helped either, would have been a good way to get her across to a large audience that might not get to see her at length otherwise

anvil, Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:22 (three weeks ago) link

She was told by 'experts' that this is what she must do to win the presidency. I'm sure there were ample charts, graphs, electoral maps, and quotes from focus groups to reinforce the lesson. Bernie's from a small state where retail politics are more effective, so he's learned a whole different set of skills

You're projecting. What makes you think Sanders is any less indebted to advisers -- and so what if he were? Also, your last sentence undercuts the larger point about his, ah, 'electability.'

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:23 (three weeks ago) link

Kinda been thinking about the ways that real or imagined Sanders/Warren feud is in essence a debate about authenticity and bona fides, always resolving per sexist prerogative in favor of curmudgeonly known quantity over woman or any quality.

rb (soda), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:33 (three weeks ago) link

* over woman of any quality

rb (soda), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:35 (three weeks ago) link

Guys whose careers date to the seventies can afford to be purer and "authentic."

I miss more women commenting on these threads.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:39 (three weeks ago) link

I get the entire idea of having to broaden your appeal and become quote-unquote presidential when running a campaign, but... run on who you are! your stances! what you've done!

Warren has a good resume based on her national career, just emphasize that above all else. I think she could flip any criticism on lack of experience compared to Sanders with the pitch that she's the candidate who looked to him as a mentor. Should pitch with that, expand on it, and then criticize based on where she's done something different

I feel like she panicked in 2016 and decided a stronger extant democratic party was a better goal than representing the things she was credible on

babu frik fan account (mh), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:41 (three weeks ago) link

I mean, just tell the story about how you got fucked on the CFPD because the system doesn't want real consumer protection!

she can absolutely be pure and authentic, counting her arrival on the national scene as day one

babu frik fan account (mh), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:43 (three weeks ago) link

There has to be something to the team stuff definitelyl, Gray and Turner certainly message disciplined and I'm not sure Warren's team has that. The idea Bernie somehow magically doesn't have a team is obviously wrong! He has a good team

anvil, Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:48 (three weeks ago) link

Dudes tend to forget that the rockist argument about authenticity is available to them because the terrain on which their picks fought was a whiter, male-r terrain. I like Sanders because of what he says NOW, not because He Was Always Right, a slightly obtuse argument based on the homogeneity of his state. Yet I recognize Warren's base of support is thinner than his.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:53 (three weeks ago) link

i'm a woman and i didn't doubt warren's authenticity until about the past few months, when she started waffling. i wasn't a supporter but had more respect for her. i have no doubt she'd be doing better had she stayed consistent, not a question of being able to afford it. that is the basis of the statement about the quality of her team/advisors. not just having one, but having one that gives her bad advice, apparently.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 04:00 (three weeks ago) link


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