Dear @SenSanders I gave you $27 when I was Bernie curious. I didn't know you would use it to try to destroy the party. I want a refund.
— John Cole (@Johngcole) May 15, 2016
I have now officially lost all patience with Bernie and his supporters after the bullshit in Nevada this weekend:
There was palpable tension between the two camps throughout the day at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, with Clinton supporters barely outnumbering those supporting Sanders among the more than 3,400 conventiongoers. Still, a 33-person delegate lead was enough to sway the division of a dozen delegates who were up for grabs Saturday in her favor.
Who would win the majority of those delegates remained uncertain going into Saturday because Sanders was allotted more delegates to the state convention. In April, Sanders had turned out more of his supporters to the county conventions — even though Clinton had won the popular vote in the February caucuses — thus allowing him to send more delegates to the state convention.
Based on the presidential preference of conventiongoers, Clinton won seven delegates Saturday, while Sanders won five between two categories of delegates. Each category — at-large delegates and Pledged Leader and Party Official delegates — had an odd number of delegates, which means a narrow Clinton win gave her the delegate advantage in each category.***
Several Sanders supporters, however, put together what they called a “minority report” of 64 Sanders supporters they believe were wrongly denied delegate status. According to state party representatives, six of those were eventually allowed as delegates, and the rest were denied delegate or alternate status because either they or their records could not be located or they were not registered Democrats by the May 1 deadline.
Eight Clinton supporters were denied delegate or alternate status for similar reasons, according to the state party.
They then basically rioted, Hotel Security had to shut shit down, and that led to Berners screaming that the fix was in. They don’t even get that things couldn’t proceed normally because they were acting like juvenile delinquents. As I noted elsewhere, Bernie voters are like college students who want their current grade changed because they didn’t read the syllabus, or because their GPA is important, or because they thought they did better, or they don’t think the rubric on an assignment is fair, or because they worked really hard and are convinced they deserve a better grade.
I am sick of these petulant assholes thinking that just because they really, really want Bernie means they can do or say anything they want.
When I joined the Democratic party, I didn’t come with a bunch of demands. I knew the party I was joining, warts and all, and I supported it and tried to make changes within via donations and voting. That’s how it works in a two party system. That’s how it works in a democracy.
Sick of these fucking wankers.