Democrats are afraid of Bernie Sanders' Internet army

Bernie Sanders has not installed any Apps on his phone, no Twitter, no Facebook and no Instagram. The 78-year-old Senator gets so it is not directly what we're

Democrats are afraid of Bernie Sanders' Internet army

Bernie Sanders has not installed any Apps on his phone, no Twitter, no Facebook and no Instagram. The 78-year-old Senator gets so it is not directly what we're hearing from his very numerous followers in social media. But he doesn't need any Apps: and He knows it.

the longer the democratic pre-election campaign lasts, the more the complaints about Sanders 'pile up' Online supporters. He even had to distance itself in the past few weeks, multiple of them. No presidential candidate has as loyal Fans, but at the same time, has no Fans, cause so many problems. If you go in the social media against someone who is from them, not infrequently, a Mob.

The Reporter Scott Bixby is one of the many Americans who has noticed themselves. Recently, he published in the web magazine "the Daily Beast" has an article about an employee in Sanders' campaign team, which was moved here on his private Twitter account about the other democratic candidates. The comments were clearly homophobic, sexist and derogatory, and as Bixby and confronted the campaign team of Sanders has fired the employee immediately.

return of the Bernie brothers

For Bixby started it first. He received hundreds of angry to hateful messages, including specific threats against himself and his husband. He would therefore say nothing more on this, wrote to Bixby, the newspaper "Boston Globe": "I want to give the Horde no additional oxygen."

The Horde: it is the radical minority among the supporters of the Senator. Of the "Bernie Bros" – the Bernie brothers – was the speech, as Sanders fought four years ago against Hillary Clinton for the democratic presidential nomination. Originally, the was trailers, a satirical name for a type of Sanders, the young, male, white, well-educated and ideologically uncompromising comes. These support either a left candidate who promises a reconstruction of the company or not: "Bernie or bust". Woe to the Democrats , the see the different. They come to the attention of Social Media users that often use the rose symbol of the democratic socialists on their channels.

to broaden A "Foundation of hatred"

While it has sought to Sanders for 2016, his movement verb. His electorate includes today, as you saw, for example, in the pre-election Nevada – no longer the domain of young white students and College-leavers, but also a lot of Latinos, workers, and women. Also Sanders has condemned the Online bullying is repeated.

However, in the network, the "Bernie Bros" are still present. In the meanwhile, from the election campaign, dropped out, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke in the context of Sanders' supporters of "a Foundation of hatred". Warren was more often become the target of Sanders ' supporters, who accused her to make her Idol voters of the left wing in dispute. Meanwhile, the attacks mainly against Joe directed Biden.

Omitted, non-toxic

Who speaks with supporters of Sanders, hears something else: The talk of the "Bernie Bros" is just a term the media used to Sanders' de-legitimize the movement. In fact, the mood on Sanders' election campaign events nearly as toxic as those in the network, on the contrary, It is usually very boisterous and forth. "What I like about Bernie is his positive message, which distinguishes him from other politicians," said the 31-year-old Scott Rodgers, who waited recently in a trade fair hall in Charleston on the appearance of Sanders.

according to Biden's spectacular Comeback on Super Tuesday Sanders must win in Michigan is almost mandatory.

It could be that part of Sanders' Online was following "a little crazy". The but do to the fact that he's attracting a lot more younger people than other politicians. "There are Millennials who grew up with social media. Thinking not much of it, if you freak out in the network from time to time." He was going to anyway, said Rodgers, choose against Trump any Democrat even if the candidate of the party in the end, be someone other than Sanders.

lost voices

What appeals to Rodgers, is the fear that is of concern to many Democrats As Sanders' followers will be able to handle the candidate against Donald Trump could ultimately mean Joe Biden? You support him anyway? Or stay on the day of the election at home, choose some of them to Protest even for Trump? According to the study, the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, only 80 percent of Americans supported the election of 2016, Sanders voted in the main election against Trump and Hillary Clinton. For Trumps choice, this is a widespread Thesis among Democrats, those votes may be crucial.

Probably the question of the behavior of his supporters turns soon, seriously. Today is Tuesday, the next primaries are held in six States, including in Michigan. 2016 Sanders had defeated there, Clinton, surprisingly, and until recently he had led the polls there. However, according to Biden's spectacular Comeback on Super Tuesday Sanders must win in Michigan is almost mandatory. He does not, it could be the former Vice-President, and soon many of the delegates that to take the nomination is. At least then it would show how representative Sanders' Online trailer for his base are really.

Created: 09.03.2020, 22:43 PM

Updated Date: 09 March 2020, 23:00

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