Bernie Bros, and Obama Boys = proof of media conspiracy or incompetence?

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  1. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    So, I was checking the news feed, and I got triggered by something that throughout this election has really pissed me off.

    The phrase Bernie Bros, is recycled garbage, planted by the Clinton campaign in both this election, and in 08.

    So this brings about the question, is the whole of the media that keeps repeating this phrase, surrogates for the Clinton campaign masquerading as legitimate news, or are these people in the media so stupid and incompetent that they don't know they are full of shit?


    Here is the story that triggered me........................
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    Clinton supporters say 'Bernie Bros' trolling them at DNC

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...y-bernie-bros-trolling-them-at-dnc/ar-BBv06st

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    Here is proof that the media is either part of a conspiracy, or incompetent.........

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    ‘Bernie Bros’ And ‘Obama Boys’: Echoes Of 2008 In Media’s Clinton-Sanders Pundit Clash
    By Brendan James @deep_beige On 02/09/16 AT 4:58 PM

    In case you are not a member of the media class, or a regular consumer of political think pieces, you may be unfamiliar with one of the stranger twists of the 2016 campaign, the emergence of so-called “Bernie Bros” — angry young men whose enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders makes them condescending and even misogynistic toward female supporters of Hillary Clinton. Even moderate political junkies would have to be deep into Twitter and the blogosphere to have come across the term so far, but rest assured, it is tearing the world of online politicos apart.

    It’s only over the last week or so that the Bernie Bro narrative has crept into actual campaign rhetoric, from both the Clinton and Sanders camps. But even people plugged into the esoteric media hype may be surprised to find that this same fight played out eight years ago, at a slightly lower volume, when then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama squared off against Hillary Clinton, then a senator from New York, for the Democratic nomination.

    Today’s Bernie Bro phenomenon, sketched out by critics over the past few months, is simple enough: The 2016 Democratic presidential race, which pits Sen. Sanders of Vermont, a male socialist, against Clinton, a female party establishment grandee, has allegedly spawned a toxic class of male Sanders supporters who badger, mock and harass female Clinton fans, mostly online. The thesis was first written up (by a male author) in the Atlantic last October, and produced sequels from different writers, most of them women.

    But a look back at 2008 shows a quiet dress rehearsal of this same fight.

    ‘Obama Boys’


    But that broadside gave life to a more specific narrative in the blogosphere: the scourge of the “Obama Boy,” a term coined in a 2008 Salon headline , though not the body, of a piece by Rebecca Traister, one of same authors who has repeatedly weighed in on the Bernie Bro this season. In the 2008 piece, Traister described women who, while sympathetic to Obama if not outright supportive, felt alienated by latent and sometimes not-so-latent sexism from male supporters .

    “You already see this idealistic longing projected on Obama,” says one woman interviewed by Traister. “People talk about him as a secular messiah who will bring us political salvation. There’s no sense of what is plausible.” Unchecked idealism is also one key aspect of the Bernie Bro, as the Atlantic wrote last year: “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 healthcare policies aren’t socialist, would ever find national success nominating an actual democratic socialist.”

    The 2008 piece also suggests that sexism clouds Obama Boys’ judgment of the facts, causing them to ignore Hillary’s “more progressive” healthcare plan (probably not the case today) in favor of the young man from Chicago. Back to the Bernie Bro manual: “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.”

    Tom Watson, hunter of Bernie Bros and founder of the organization #HillaryMen along with Peter Daou, a former adviser to Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, has recently been deleting tweets from 2008 in which he slammed Obama in tones he now reserves for the Sanders camp. “The messiah complex in Obama scares the hell out of me — as does his campaign's casual acceptance of sexism so easily in order to win,” he wrote in one of them.

    Whatever the scope of the problem, Clinton supporters are making it an issue, starting with Bill Clinton himself. The former president declared last Sunday that Sanders supporters have a sexism problem. The Nation's Joan Walsh one of the most prominent writers complaining of Bernie Bros — who has also disclosed that her daughter works for Clinton — got a name check.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/bernie-bros-...8-medias-clinton-sanders-pundit-clash-2300707

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    Now, I would like to do a shout out @sodapopinski. I know you are a economic progressive, and when I look at this use of identity politics, I understand why you are a Trump supporter, and why you view Critical Race Theory as such a threat.

    Discuss..............................
     
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  2. K1levelgrappler

    K1levelgrappler Brown Belt

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    I prefer the term Bernie Babies
     
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  4. Hillary will be better than Obama mark my words. Hillary will go down as one of the greatest American presidents ever.
     
  5. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Who you calling boy?
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    I would be OK with that, as it wouldn't be an attempt to call everyone who disagrees with you a sexist.
     
  7. Rex Kwon Do

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    This will be the second time Hillary has pulled out all the stops in order to scam her way to victory and loses. Lol.
     
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  8. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Given the frequency with which she's called a "cunt", "bitch", "hag", etc. I don't think it incorrect to characterize many of her opponents as sexist.
     
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    SMEAC Walt Kowalski

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    Do you not think if she were a he, that he would get the male version of crude names?
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    I think she'd be called an asshole.
    We're not british, "cunt" is a lot more vitriolic than "dick", "asshole", etc.
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Of course it isn't unreasonable to call someone using that language sexist, but that isn't what is being done here. You are calling every Male Bernie supporter sexist.

    Clinton's camp was using divide and conquer, identity politics to win her primary, turning Dem against Dem.

    You know I was really trying to get on board with Clinton for about 2 weeks there, and it is her pivot to the center, and these nasty identity politics that was the nail in her coffin for my potential support.
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Yeah, no one here buys that.
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Except that it is logical that I would seriously consider it. I will say again, Clinton's political machine power, combined with Bernie's people power,, would have been better then Bernie.

    For you to dismiss that, you need to explain why I wouldn't be seriously considering it.

    Hell, I do a better job arguing the stakes of this election then you Hillary people do.

    I know I maybe creating a 6-3 conservative supreme court for the next 20 years by refusing to vote for Clinton. Her arrogance, and the DNC's corruption are what has forced me to consider this a necessary evil.
     
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    I'm sorry that there isn't a strong enough male word for you, but you are at jack levels of hypocrisy if you don't think a male Hilary would be called the worst words possible.
     
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    Not sure if any of this is true, but someone posted this a few times.

    1. ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Obama’s National Security Advisor.
    2. CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.
    3. NBC News Political Analyst, David Axelrod was Obama's Chief Campaign Advisor and Senior Advisor directly to Obama himself.
    4. NBC CEO Stephen Burke is a Board Member of Warren Buffet’s Company Berkshire Hathaway. Buffet donated almost a BILLION dollars to Obama’s campaign.
    5. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who now works for CNN as a commentator.
    6. ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.
    7. ABC News chief political correspondent and anchor George Stephanopoulos was the White House Communications Director then Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy for Bill Clinton, and was just caught secretly donating $75,000 to the Clinton foundation.
    8. ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.
    9. CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
    10. NBC Chelsea Clinton was making $600,000.00 a year + benefits as a starting reporter.
    11. Univision’s Emmy Award Winning Anchor Jorge Ramos’s daughter is working on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.
    12. Yahoo is partnered with ABC News. The CEO of yahoo, Marissa Mayer is also an Obama campaign donor.
     
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    There's sexist stuff said about Hillary no doubt, but to label Bernie supporters by and large as sexist is slimy bullshit.
     
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    The Hillary Hags have been menstruating all over Putingate the last few days.
     
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    This dnc / clinton leak has proven that liberals control 98% of the media lol.
     
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  20. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    I think it shows that 5 companies control 98% of the media, and that Hillary is the corporate candidate.

    If you think Bernie would be getting this kind of treatment from the media...........................
     
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