“The left circular firing squad never rests and never misses a beat squandering an opportunity to get its head out of its ass to actually organize people outside of the cult”
The battle for the soul of the Democratic party that was waging as far back as 2016 primary is still happening. It doesn’t seem to matter what Bernie tells his supporters to do, some of them will never embrace establishment Democrats.
The ones who do join the establishment then come under fire from the holdouts. It’s the same movie, over and over.
Holly Otterbein reports at Politico:
Staffers lash out in Bernie world meltdown
Bernie world is tearing itself apart.
As election results across the country rolled in on Tuesday evening, current and former aides to Bernie Sanders abruptly laced into each other on social media, trading accusations of being “tone-deaf,” not giving “a shit about the base,” and even stealing infrastructure from the 2020 campaign…
For progressives and ex-Sanders staffers worried about how to keep the movement alive after the Vermont senator dropped out of the primary, the feud set off a round of soul-searching since it came against the backdrop of nationwide civil unrest and protests against police brutality.
“The left circular firing squad never rests and never misses a beat squandering an opportunity to get its head out of its ass to actually organize people outside of the cult,” said Jonathan Tasini, the author of “The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America” and a national surrogate for Sanders in 2016. “I just find it sad and head-shaking that this kind of crossfire is coming out now when the progressive movement has the opportunity to talk to millions of people.”
No matter how many times Democratic leaders call for unity, they can’t change the reality that there are two factions in the party, each struggling for dominance.
Ronn Blitzer of FOX News has more:
Current and former Sanders staffers turn on each other in campaign aftermath
Even by the standards of partisan vitriol being hurled in all directions amid civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic, a remarkable dispute is raging among Bernie Sanders alumni in the aftermath of his second failed presidential campaign.
Current and former Sanders staffers have lashed out at one another in recent days, concerning both general gripes about working with the Democratic establishment and personal shots at individuals’ post-campaign activities.
Former Sanders speechwriter David Sirota has been critical of the campaign, tweeting repeatedly about its failures and how those involved, including himself, “should accept their blame” for Sanders’ loss.
But it was a criticism of the “unity task-force” made up of Sanders and Biden supporters that caused particular consternation.
Here’s Sirota’s tweet:
Here’s Bernie Sanders spokesman Mike Casca firing back:
damn right. real change happens when you steal an email list from the campaign and use it to create your own paid newsletter. why can’t anyone see that? anyway, subscribe if you can. https://t.co/BMYlX0X0dX
— mike casca (@cascamike) June 3, 2020
There’s more, but you get the general idea.
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