Tag: BernieBros

Sanders’ Supporters are Lashing Out, But Here’s How They Might be Hurting His Campaign

Evan Halper and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times – April 15, 2016

Sanders supporters are known to be a spirited bunch. But as their frustration mounts over their candidate’s failure to significantly cut into Clinton’s lead, no small number of them are lashing out in ways that are not particularly helpful to his campaign.

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Beyond Bernie’s Bros and Hillary’s Hellfire

Joan Walsh, The Nation – February 10, 2016

As the 2016 presidential primary race moves on to Nevada and South Carolina, then to bigger states in March, let’s hope we’re leaving behind the tedious and divisive way both campaigns and their supporters talked to and about women. Let’s especially hope we’re leaving behind two of the most annoying features of the campaign to date: the so-called Berniebros preying on female Hillary Clinton supporters with, at best, condescension and, at worst, sexist abuse, and the hellfire from Hillary Clinton backers—we’ll play on Madeleine Albright’s unhelpful quote about the “special place in hell for women who don’t support other women”—insisting that female Bernie supporters are failing their sister Hillary Clinton with their terrible taste in men.

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Bill Clinton rips Sanders Backers’ ‘Sexist,’ ‘Profane’ Attacks

David Wright and Jeff Zeleny, CNN – February 8, 2016

Bill Clinton lashed out at “sexist” and “profane” attacks on Hillary Clinton and her supporters by proponents of Bernie Sanders, and accused them of harassing those who don’t back the Vermont senator’s campaign or disagree with his policies. Speaking in New Hampshire on Sunday, Clinton delivered an extended rebuke of the Sanders supporters, whom he said subject people who back his wife to “vicious trolling.”

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Feminist Gloria Steinem Says Young Women Support Bernie Because They Want Attention From Boys

Elizabeth Bruenig, The New Republic – February 6, 2016

Steinem said:  “Women are more for [Clinton] than men are. …First of all, women get more radical as we get older, because we experience. …Not to over-generalize, but … men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, women get more radical because they lose power as they age. And, when you’re young, you’re thinking, where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie…”

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The Debate Over “Bernie Bros” Isn’t About Bernie Sanders At All

Amanda Taub – Vox, February 5, 2016

The kerfuffle over harassment by Sanders supporters isn’t about Bernie. Nor is it about who gets to be president or whose supporters are better. Rather, it’s about the way the Democratic primary — from TV media coverage to online debates that are only tangentially related — is just one more thing that tells American women the depressing truth about what’s it’s like to be a woman trying to do things in America today.

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It’s Not Just Berniebros

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic – February 5, 2016

The Berniebro, as originally conceived, was a tragic figure; his loyalty and dudeish certainty made him a poor proxy for his favorite candidate. But what’s tragic about some Hillary voters is not really gendered in the same way or at all. The tragic Hillary voter, the truly pitiable figure, is the Democrat who would love to line up behind Bernie’s sunny ideals but knows that he just isn’t electable. I speak, of course, of the Hillarealist.

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Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is Concerned About the ‘Berniebro,’ As They Maybe Should Be

Joanna Rothkopf, Jezebel – January 29, 2016

“We love our supporters and we know we wouldn’t be here without you all, but it does add a layer of complexity when we have to track what you all do during some moments when we are shaping our messaging,” Sanders’ digital media director Hector Sigala followed up on Reddit. “Above all: just know you represent our movement and be respectful with those who disagree with you.”

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