I have recently heard from Democrats conned into the Bernie-or-Bust camp that We DEMOCRATS were on the wrong side of history.
What a load of garbage. Bernie was not a Democrat. His “goal was the destruction of Democrats,” as the head of the Burlington, Vermont Democratic party, Maurice Mahoney, said.
But, he supported Mondale for President in 1984 and has ridden the coattails of Democrats in Senate and the House ever since. So, we let an independent run for a position in our party. That was cool. It shows how inclusive the Blue Tent is. Furthermore, when he LOST the primary YUUUUUGE — by almost 4 million votes — Hillary invited him to form the Democratic platform with her.
All good so far. He then asked his followers to support Hillary in the general.
This is where his supporters’ ego and selfishness — along with their closet anarchist — true colors shone like neon glow-sticks in a drug-addled rave. They failed to support Bernie’s hope for his platform to be realized. They selfishly supported 3rd party idiots. And, it threw the presidency to Trump.
By the numbers:
Trump won Michigan by 13,107
Trump won Wisconsin by 27,257 votes.
Trump won Pennsylvania by 71,794 votes
Trump won Florida by 119,770 votes.
Trump’s margin of victory was between 5 and 30 times less than the amount of 3rd party ballots cast. The 3rd parties just did to Hillary what they did to Gore in 2000. And, the Bern or Bust set was instrumental — KEY — in Trump’s rise to the Tyrant’s throne.
There were indeed those on the “wrong side of history.” But, sure as shinola, these ppl were not the Democrats who faithfully, dutifully, and hopefully supported Hillary Clinton. The ppl on the wrong side of history were / are the ppl who supported 3rd party candidates against the wishes of the man they claimed to have respect for.
Bernie-or-Bust asses were Bros of one person and one person only: Reich Commander Donald Trump.