‘Fraud, Sell Out’: Some of Bernie Sanders’ Supporters are Now Turning on Him

While I have been somewhat critical of Bernie Sanders for a few things he’s done over the last year or so, most of my issues have been with a certain group of his supporters (a small, but very vocal minority) who have been rather hostile, aggressive, and often flat-out irrational. Many of these folks are the far-left’s version of radicals who are driven by blind ideology, often rejecting any factual information that doesn’t confirm whatever it is they want to be real.

Again, I would like to point out that these people make up a very small (though very loud) percentage of Bernie Sanders’ supporters. Most of the people who supported him who I’ve dealt with are great, rational people who are ready to work together in the extremely important months ahead for our country.

Well, with news breaking that Sanders is set to endorse Clinton next week in New Hampshire, some of his supporters have already turned on him, bashing his decision on his Facebook page — with some even calling him a sellout.

Here are a few of the comments I found:

There are many reports that Bernie will endorse Hillary next week. This is unacceptable. Bernie, I thought this was campaign was #NotMeUs? We are begging you not to endorse her corruption. Please run 3rd party and save us from oligarchy and fascism!

Bernie Sanders, do not endorse someone who does not speak out against racial injustice. Please join Jill Stein.

Bernie will be the only Bernie Sanders supporter that endorses her, …lol… everyone I know would rather die then vote Goldman/Sachs president puppet.

Bernie, I’m already feeling crushed and defeated at the idea of not taking this all the way to the convention. I already feel like giving up. You cannot endorse Clinton. You just can’t. Think of how hard all of us have worked for you. We will never back Hillary, and neither should you. Show these posts to the democrats. #NeverHillary

So, I just read that Bernie Sanders is endorsing Hillary Clinton now? This info is on the Real Progressives. Thats it, im done with him, im voting for Jill Stein Bernie Sanders is a spineless establishment sell out.

So disappointed to hear that Bernie Sanders plans to endorse Hillary Clinton next week, per an announcment by the Huffington Post today. Feels like he is caving in to Party pressure.I thought he was better than that.

I’ve been hearing all over the news today that you are going to endorse Hillary Clinton next week in New Hampshire. Please do not sell us out, I for one will not vote for her, even if Bernie Sanders himself holds my hand and leads me in to the voting booth.

Without bernie sanders, the political revolution continues. STOP depending on sanders as SAVIOR!!

If Bernie rolls over and endorses Clinton, I will never ever look at a Democrat candidate again.

Bernie Sanders- you’ve always told us this is a political revolution and not just about you or Hillary but about all of us. You have to know that even if you were to (hypothetically) endorse her, our momentum is too great and we will not turn this boat around. I urge you to jump on and let us carry you through the finish line. We can still convince the delegates to flip.. just hold on until the convention! [This wasn’t really an “attack,” but is a great representation of the many delusional comments I saw putting together this article.] 

Bernie I love you but it’s disappointing to see you in Trump hysteria mode. Hillary is just as dangerous and would have a lot more power.#NeverTrump #NeverHillary 

I heard through the media that you are planning to endorse the wicked witch of the west next week. I am hoping that there is no truth to this as I have no respect for HC and will have no respect for anyone that endorses her.

A Sanders endorsement of Clinton would be the ultimate betrayal of his supporters, especially those of us that poured money into his campaign.

I am also very disappointed that Bernie would support a liar and untrustworthy woman. Sad for him. He will loss a lot of his supporters for Hillary Clinton.

Bernie, if you endorse Hillary Clinton, after is NOW ITS PROVEN FACT she lied to the American people, then you sir are a FRAUD.

Endorse Hillary and you’ll confirm your campaign was a sham. Certainly had to wonder why there were so many missed opportunities, unmentioned criticisms, allowing the DNC to smear your supporters, blatant election fraud. [Yes, that’s someone actually suggesting that, if he endorses her, Bernie might have been part of some conspiracy to give Clinton the nomination. You really can’t make this stuff up.]

Bernie, I don’t want to hear another word from you until you cut your ties to HRC and the DNC. Run third party and be our leader or STFU.

Bernie, endorsing Clinton destroys every point you made and everything you stood for in the race. You are letting the people who supported you down. You made a promise to fight to the end, but instead you are conceding. You are not the elected leader you lead us to believe in. Shame on you.

Bernie found it unacceptable for media to give Trump time how about Bernie endorsing the most corrupt politician of the first world. How is that acceptable?

We are looking forward to nominating Bernie Sanders at the contested convention. #SeeYouInPhilly [Again, like I said — delusion.] 

Don’t do it Bernie! I’ve donated money and will immediately start backing Trump or another. Will not vote for her this will ruin you. [A few of these which are great. Nothing says “I’m a rational liberal” quite like saying you’d back Donald Trump.]

wow, Bernie you used your supporters as sheep to help a criminal.. you should be ashamed of yourself.. but I doubt it, as you are off to cash Hillarys payout check to you.. and pocket the Millions in donations that people gave you .. I knew from day one, that you were a Hillary supporter.. a distraction.. a Liar

Don’t you dare endorse Hillary after today. I will BERN every shirt i bought with your name on it, and never again donate to progressive causes.

Bernie you’re supporting Hillary Clinton now. I can’t even take you seriously right now. Done.

If you sell out, you’ll sell all of us out. Hope you like your spot on the Clinton Cabinet. Just don’t expect me to vote for it.

Bernie? Endorsing Hillary is a sell-out move. I think you’re gone…Jill Stein for President!

If Bernie sells out especially given what was disclosed today and the new investigations to follow, he will have betrayed his supporters.

Bernie needs to retire quietly, like I said he’s no better than the rest of the crooks.

If you endorse that liar Hillary Clinton your a complete sellout. Just another politician.

I could literally post hundreds of these — because there are hundreds (if not thousands by the time some read this article) all along the same lines of the comments I just listed.

To be honest, I’ve never really seen anything like what I just witnessed gathering these comments in a very long time. There were seemingly countless people claiming that he can win the nomination at the contested convention; that if he ran as a third-party he would win; or that he should join Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s ticket. And many of these comments were the most “liked” in the entire thread, with hundreds of people who seemingly agreed with them.

It’s all ridiculous based on simple, rational facts.

Why do I say a lot of what I read was completely ridiculous? Well, it’s very simple:

  • Bernie Sanders has maintained from the very beginning that he was going to endorse the eventual Democratic candidate. He’s said it countless times over the last year and has never hidden the fact that he was going to do so. So, I’m not sure why him doing exactly what he said he was going to do “shocks” his supporters.
  • If he ran as a third-party candidate, all he would do is split the left vote and hand Donald Trump one of the largest presidential victories in U.S. history — and anyone who doesn’t get the very simple, indisputable math in why that would happen really shouldn’t ever discuss politics again.
  • Why would he run as an independent, or Green Party candidate? Clearly if he wanted to do that, he would have simply done that in the first place.
  • Also, why would he choose to be the VP to Jill Stein when he’s much more qualified to be president than she is?
  • It’s hilarious how the person who started all of this is now being called a “sell out” by many of the same people who are so obsessed with him that even when he doesn’t tell them what they want to hear he’s not “pure” enough for them.
  • The fact quite a few people commenting here still think he’s going to win a “contested convention” only goes to show that they’re living inside some sort of pro-Sanders bubble where fools like H.A. Goodman are seen as “credible” and they’re rarely exposed to factual information.

While this was predictable, I still find it ironic — and slightly funny.

It’s one thing when these folks bashed and attacked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, it’s quite another when they’re calling the individual who started this “revolution” a sell out simply because he’s doing exactly what he has always said he was going to do — though that’s not what they want him to do. Again, I’m really not sure why these people are angry as Sanders has been forthright from the beginning that he was never going to run as an independent and he was always going to endorse the eventual Democratic nominee.

Once he actually endorses her in a few days, the backlash he’s going to see online from the very people he worked up into a frenzy to begin with, is going to be absolutely insane.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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