Bernie Supporters Threaten to Opt Out

2020 January 18
by bc3b

… if what passes for a “centrist” is the Democratic nominee.

The Democrats have a problem: how do you appease the lunatic left and stiff hold the unschooled traditional voters who still listen to union officers who claim it’s still the “Party of FDR and JFK?”

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bernie Sanders supporters in Iowa are warning that a lack of enthusiasm for Joe Biden could bring the same result the nomination of another milquetoast Democrat did four years ago: electing Donald Trump.

Sanders backers fret the socialist Vermont senator, 78, is being consistently ignored and underestimated by Beltway insiders and a Washington-based press corps — the same bunch, in their view, who failed to predict Trump’s 2016 White House win and were sure Hillary Clinton, who beat Sanders for the Democratic nomination, would easily prevail.

They’re particularly steamed Sanders, a socialist who has been in Congress since 1991, isn’t getting his due though he’s proven to have staying power in public opinion and fundraising, even after suffering a heart attack last October. As of last week, he leads a tight four-horse race in Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 3, raising a record figure of $34.5 million in the final financial quarter of 2019 for a total of $96 million.

Nominating a career center-left candidate such as Biden, the former vice president and 36-year Delaware senator, would dampen enthusiasm by the liberal populist grassroots, Sanders backers contend.

Joe Jackelen, 35, backed Sanders in the 2016 primary and wrote him in on the ballot that fall because he didn’t like what Clinton “stood for.” He said he only regretted that decision “to a degree,” despite it helping give rise to Trump, who beat Clinton in Iowa 51% to 42%.

Jackelen, an IT professional from Ames, said Biden’s refusal to call billionaires “the enemy” was one reason his potential nomination in 2020 could suppress the left-wing vote.

“When I look at some of these other candidates out there, I can see them just sucking any enthusiasm from any undecided voters. So anyone who might have been for Bernie won’t vote for Biden, or any of the others out there,” Jackelen told the Washington Examiner after a Sanders town hall in Newton.

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Hat tip: Washington Examiner

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From far-left to lunatic-left. The media will have its work cut out making the Democratic candidate appear as a “centrist.”

20 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 January 18 7:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    The key to 2020 is to divide Democratic voters. For example, all Democratic candidates support the Equal for All LGBTQ bill, This endangers girls sports in high schools and colleges. There are far more parents of female athletes than parents of boys who want to be stars in girls sports.

  2. 2020 January 18 8:03 am
    justrand permalink

    To be fair, no one knows WHAT Klobachur stands for. She has carefully crafted a blank-slate, and avoided any and all attempts to make her stand for ANYTHING. I prefer the outright INSANITY of Bernie, the utter PERFIDY of Warren, and the complete CLUELESSNESS of Biden to Klobachur’s “Invisible Woman” routine.

  3. 2020 January 18 8:19 am
    bc3b permalink

    It’s never good to have a Weather Channel camera crew in your city. There’s one in Detroit today.

  4. 2020 January 18 8:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #3 –

    You have to give Amy credit for this: who ever thought she would be among the final 6? Certainly not me!

  5. 2020 January 18 8:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #1:

    This week’s favorite is the Nike Air Soleimanis

  6. 2020 January 18 8:48 am
    bc3b permalink

  7. 2020 January 18 9:21 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Don’t miss the comment section of PowerLine Week In Pics

  8. 2020 January 18 10:09 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “You have to give Amy credit …”

    I suspect she’s running for VP.
    Not worth anyone’s trouble to take her out

  9. 2020 January 18 10:12 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    bc3b: what’s the secret to setting background color on a comment?
    Is there an html tag?

  10. 2020 January 18 10:13 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #10

    “You have to give Amy credit …”

    I suspect she’s running for VP.

    Not a “person of color.”

  11. 2020 January 18 12:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet – If you’re lurking, no offense to your wife but I love to see Roy Williams lose.

  12. 2020 January 18 1:18 pm
    mulletover permalink

    No offense, bc. She has long since moved on from the “whine and cheese” crowd.

  13. 2020 January 18 3:44 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Jim NorCal #11 –

    1, Copy whatever you wish to quote
    2. Start a new comment and paste whatever in
    3. Click on submit comment
    4. Click edit
    5. Put quote marks around what you want in the blue box
    6 click update edit

  14. 2020 January 18 3:49 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Cool, bc3b.
    But even your non quoted comments are a different color than the rest us.

    Us: white comment background
    You: Comments of Color

  15. 2020 January 18 3:49 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  16. 2020 January 18 3:50 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  17. 2020 January 19 12:22 am

    re: op… I don’t buy it for the most part, any more than Puma’s 2008 or burnbots in 2016…ie yeah sure a few % pt of them might sit out but the rest will toe the line in the end.

  18. 2020 January 19 12:27 am

    18 – Nailed it.
    3 – Yup, she’s still one of those that hides her insanity.
    6 – idk about 6… but final 10 yes. Soon as Biden need a few extra % in crunch time I think she’s drop out. Both are of the ‘fake centrist’ game.
    10 – I thought just stalking horse, but could be.

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