Bernie supporters, try not to take it too personally

For those of you who follow Democrat politics and the ongoing anti-Bernie campaign, you may recall that mainstream liberals made a yuge deal about Bernie Sanders endorsing Heath Mello, the Democrat running to be Mayor of Omaha. Mello didn’t have an impressive voting record on pro-choice legislation, though he did work hard to reduce the oppressive nature of Republican pro-life policies in a staunchly pro-life state, the result of which was real-world help for women living in a very Red state. Still, when Bernie endorsed Mello, all hell broke loose.

Mainstream liberals made this a national issue: Bernie was anti-woman. Bernie had betrayed women, we were told, and he would continue to sell them out because he only cares about…you know, that economic stuff, the stuff that doesn’t really matter. It all proved that Bernie and his band of sexist brothers didn’t belong in the Democrat Party.

But that was then, this is now. Now it seems that being pro-life in Omaha isn’t a problem for the Democrat Party or the libral establishment.

As it turns out, there’s a pro-choice woman running in Omaha, but the Democrat Party is backing the pro-life male, instead. Why? It’s difficult to understand the workings of a party that continues to fail and lose elections, but what we do know is that the pro-choice woman is quite the progressive. In fact, she sounds a lot like Bernie, talking about single-payer healthcare and free college. The pro-life males sounds a bit more like..well, like the moderate liberal establishment, with a “realistic” agenda.

Here’s the news from Omaha:

Now comes a report that the Democrats are firmly backing Brad Ashford, who’s running to represent Omaha in Congress, even though Ashford voted for the same two anti-choice bills in Nebraska that Mello did. One of Ashford’s competitors is the staunchly pro-choice Kara Easton, who backs single-payer and free college, both signature items of the Sanders left.

So, Democrats were pro-choice before they weren’t? Okay. Got it.

If you back Bernie, try not to take it too personally. Remember the Godfather films and the Corleone family motto: it’s business, it’s not personal. This is how the Democrats roll, and it’s one of many reasons why the American people have such little confidence in them.

Here’s the full story:

The Democrats were pro-choice before they weren’t


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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

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