This meme should read……
“Lighten Up Berners”
Speaking as someone who became a registered Democrat solely so that I could vote for Sanders in the closed PA primary, I’ve grown ever more embarrassed for “Berners” and what they’re doing to “the revolution.”
I can’t decide if they’re behaving more like self-righteous and ideologically liberal teabaggers or more like self-entitled and privileged elitist whiners who can’t believe they can’t have their way.
Either way, they either don’t understand or don’t give a shit about what happens if Trump takes over the only branch of the feds the GOP doesn’t control.
Sure, sure, I get it. You’ve convinced yourself that a scorched Earth is the only way to reboot democracy, and you have no choice but to vote your conscience.
That’s why I’ll be voting for Hillary.
I refuse to look future generations in the eye and explain to them how I helped to make a Trump presidency possible. I refuse to tell them how I had to be a pure and self-righteous ideologue (or a privileged whiner) and had to vote my conscience.
What I refuse to be now is party to that which the Berners don’t seem to get. They are pissing away everything Bernie has accomplished by thinking a vote for anyone but Hillary is going to show that mean and corrupt ol’ DNC and DWS who’s really boss around here.
Hey, Berners. There are fewer of you than you’ve talked yourself into believing there are; otherwise, Bernie would be the nominee.
And, please, don’t whine about closed primaries and rigged processes. It’s unbecoming, immature, and oh, by the way, no matter how you slice the data and no matter if the primaries and caucuses were open or closed, Bernie still would have lost because we are not yet strong enough to win.
So, yeah, go ahead. CHOOSE.
Choose to throw your vote away. You’re choosing to help Trump become president. You’ll be helping to put a president into office who can’t be reasoned with and who will have no pressure to pursue any of our ideals that Bernie has brought front-and-center. Instead, you’ll be helping to put a narcissist into office who will be in a position to undermine and reverse the positive changes and real progress that has been made the last 8 years thanks to having a Democrat in the White House, and no thanks to a Republican Congress.
And one last thing. Good luck with that conversation with future generations when they ask you how you voted in November of 2016.
The System Isn’t ‘Rigged’ Against Sanders; FiveThirtyEight.com, May 26, 2016