A quick recap: Bernie Sanders got most, but not all of what all he wanted in the Democratic Party platform, the Democratic Party has agreed to review its nomination process after the election, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is out as DNC Chair, something which cheers almost all Democrats. All in all, a pretty damn good week for a candidate who lost.
Bernie Sanders met with his delegates this afternoon, and this happened. Watch: Bernie Sanders gets loudly booed by supporters for backing Hillary Clinton:
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton two weeks ago — and we just saw a dramatic demonstration that not all of his supporters are particularly happy about it.
While addressing a rally of Sanders supporters in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon, the senator said, “We have got to defeat Donald Trump, and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine” — and he was met by a chorus of boos.
The loud booing continued for some time. “Brothers and sisters. This is the real world that we live in,” Sanders said. “Trump is a bully and a demagogue. Trump has made bigotry the cornerstone of his campaign.”
These delegates are not reflective of Sanders supporters as a whole. According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, 90% of consistent Bernie Sanders supporters are backing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
But the media villagers will go out of their way to report the comments of any naysayer because the media villagers just love their “Democrats in disarray” and “Dems divided” alliteration headlines. Thanks for playing right into the media’s hands, delegates.
I hope you will behave like mature adults during Bernie Sanders’ prime time speech tonight.