The Berniebro knows a secret: The only reason you, and every other Facebook user, haven’t supported Bernie yet is your own willful ignorance.
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The Berniebro is not every Bernie Sanders supporter. Sanders’s support skews young, but not particularly male. The Berniebro is male, though. Very male.
The Berniebro is someone you may only have encountered if you’re somewhat similar to him: white; well-educated; middle-class (or, delicately, “upper middle-class”); and aware of NPR podcasts and jangly bearded bands.
The Berniebro might loathe one NPR podcast in particular.
The Berniebro might get into big performative arguments about how feminism saved his life. Or, the Berniebro might always seem like he’s going to say that we need economic equality for all genders but doesn’t actually say it, because he knows that it wouldn’t go over well.
The Berniebro says that Sanders isn’t only driving Hillary to the left, which you may agree is a good thing. Bernie, says the Berniebro, really could win.
The Berniebro doesn’t really have a good answer when you ask why the Democratic Party, which has spent six years explaining how its market-based health-care policies aren’t socialist, would ever find national success nominating an actual democratic socialist.
The Berniebro doesn’t really talk about how President Bernie Sanders would interact with the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
The Berniebro talks a lot about DC insiders, though.
The Berniebro, speaking of which, normally isn’t a fan of Vox, but thinks this story explains some important points.
The Berniebro says this story is also a great read.
The Berniebro knows the media is complicit in keeping Clinton the Democratic front-runner.
The Berniebro is tired of reporters not letting this stupid email scandal go.
The Berniebro asserts that this country needs highly principled, pie-in-the-sky progressive policies, regardless of how likely they are to become legislation. The Berniebro supports free college for all and a $15 minimum wage.
The Berniebro says we really do have to recognize the realistic policy landscape around guns. We have to think pragmatically. What will rural voters actually support?
The Berniebro voted for Barack Obama in 2012. And 2008, if the Berniebro was old enough to vote.
The Berniebro has spent most days since March 2008 in an environment where bland support for Barack Obama was so presumed as to be unspoken (“except for drone strikes,” the Berniebro adds).
The Berniebro had an equal chance, four years ago, of being (a) an Occupybro or (b) the kind of bro who asked, repeatedly and insistently, what Occupy’s concrete policy proposals were.
The Berniebro seems to have taken Sanders’s rhetoric that America is trapped in a number of deep, unprecedented crises to heart. The Berniebro always writes with an urgent, anxious seriousness when discussing national politics.