Remember when progressives across the country were ‘Feeling the Bern’ about their fearless leader Bernie Sanders?
Well, Sanders may be out of the picture when it comes to be the next president, but Bernie Sanders and his army of minions aren’t going anywhere.
Now once-loyal Sanders supporters are turning on each other, and it could have a major impact on the 2020 presidential election… especially for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Sanders’ staffers who aren’t on board with the socialist Vermont Senator’s shift to supporting former Vice President Joe Biden have declared war on those who are, and the battle royale between factions is now spilling over into social media.
Sanders and his top advisors, Faiz Shakir and Analilia Mejia, are reportedly in the middle of inking a deal with Biden’s team which would preserve Sanders’ delegates but allow for Sanders and his allies to exert influence over the Democratic party platform, this according to a report from Politico.
But this move is NOT sitting well with career progressives and former hardcore Sanders’ supporters like David Sirota, who exploded in a rage at Shakir and Meija over the weekend, accusing them of throwing in with so-called Beltway insiders.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but many of us don’t want to hear career Beltway political operatives boasting about task forces while this sh*t is going on right now,” Sirota said, referring to ongoing racial unrest — a prime moment for progressives who have been working on the issue for some time. “Jfc — try to be a little less tone-deaf.”
Sanders’ current spokesman responded with a charge of his own: that Sirota, had absconded with confidential campaign documents.
“[D]amn right,” Mike Casca shot back, “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.”
But it didn’t end there. Casca’s parting shot set off a wave of aggressive Tweets on the part of current Sanders allies, all defending their decision to throw in with more “moderate” Democrats like Biden in an effort to be part of a larger coalition charged with defeating President Donald Trump in November.
What may seem like bickering amongst progressives is actually critical for the upcoming election.
If Biden wants to defeat President Trump, he will need the progressive vote. But if a large faction of progressives refuse to vote for Biden, it could spell doom for his campaign.
Keep an eye on how once-loyal Sanders supporters lean this fall. It could very well determine the outcome of the election.