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by jay @, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 11:17 (19 days ago) @ nicatnit
edited by jay, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 11:38

Some Bernie supporters will vote for Trump for two reasons: To spite the DNC and because Bernie is a polulist and so is Trump.

Um, no. To think Bernie bros will vote for Trump to try to spite the DNC presumes that they're surprisingly stupid. They're not. They've had a good look at Trump for four years and are as appalled as the rest of us. Their disdain for the DNC isn't that strong.

And voting for Trump because they're both populists doesn't work either. That's like saying that last time around their favorite food was cherry cheesecake with whipped cream, but now it's broccoli with a side of sauerkraut. It doesn't compute. The gulf is far too wide to make that leap.

If anything, they might stay home (though not as many as people think) but if they do it's likely because they see Uncle Joe as more of the same ol same ol dreary neoliberalism. And they wouldn't be wrong. (The standard disclaimer here: Biden would still be light-years better than Trump.)


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