Bernie has amazing ideas and he’s done so much for moving the election left. He will continue in these coming years to be a powerful force in politics and will change it for the better, I’m sure. But now is not the time for standing so firm that we don’t move forward. We need a democrat in office. We need someone who will maintain a liberal Supreme Court. We need someone who will fight for liberal values. This isn’t a joke for women, Muslims, immigrants, the lgbt community. This is life and death. Survival and collapse. If you care, please go look at Hillary’s website. Learn her positions (she voted with Bernie 93% of the time!!!). Contact your representatives and Hilary’s office and share your views. VOTE. Let’s make a revolution that moves. That adapts. Not one that stands still and watches as trump destroys our country.
Holy shit @ all the Bernie or bust people….
The ONLY reason you feel legitimized in making that “"statement”“ by voting trump, third party, write in or not at all is because you are the privileged liberal members of our nation.
Like honestly, how else could someone feel just in not voting for Hillary just because they’ve been manipulated into seeing her as evil incarnate?
"Bernie or Bust” means either completely uneducated about the structure of American government OR privileged enough to make that statement seeing as nothing a Trump presidency can do will directly affect you.
“Bernie or Bust” is made up of the worst kind of ally to marginalized groups. If you really stand for equality you claim to, you’d LISTEN to the LGBT community beg you to keep trump and mike pence away, you’d LISTEN to the immigrant communities begging you to keep a “deportation force” away from them and you’d LISTEN to the Muslims suddenly terrified of random attacks, of a register and of a system eerily similar to Hitler’s.
Get your swelled head out of the fucking clouds and vote for HRC. She is an outstanding candidate, and in the words of Bernie Sanders himself, she will make an outstanding president.
I understand that many people here in this convention hall, and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters in this room and around the country I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishment that we have achieved. Together my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution - our revolution continues.
Senator Bernie Sanders at the democratic convention 7/25/16
The behavior of many of Bernie’s supporters at the Philadelphia
DNC was incredibly disappointing. There is no way you can call yourself a
Bernie supporter AND go against what he is advocating now. If you listened to
his speech, you will know that he is very serious about supporting Hillary; he
is working hard to ensure that she becomes our next president, and he explains
his reasons why. Bernie is being realistic, and he is not being a coward by running
away from this campaign. He is still fighting for what he believes in because he knows, and Hillary knows, that democracy is about working through our disagreements and joining together, as a team, to come to agreements about what is best for everyone. Unity is what we stand for.
If you are truly a Bernie supporter, that means you are with
him ALL THE WAY.
I’m not being dramatic when I say: We can’t afford to allow
democracy to lose this election – our country will crumble to the ground if
that happens. (Look at the republican candidate.) So either you are with
Bernie AND Hillary, or you are letting him, yourself, and our country down. That’s
the reality. If you don’t vote for our official democratic nominee, Hillary
Clinton, guess who our next president will be? I can’t imagine America surviving a single day with someone who does not take the presidency seriously. With only hate-speech and ignorance to spread, I’m ashamed
that the American people would allow Trump to get this far. It’s disturbing to
see such a hateful, ill-informed, destructive campaign happening in 2016.
I am with Hillary Clinton. I believe that she is the best and
most qualified candidate for the job. And I am proud that my first presidential
vote is going to her.
normally i would on facebook because i made a promise to myself that i would stand up to people who think differently from me and attempt to engage them but im working for an org that loses funding if it gets partisan so i’m gonna do it here
I am so hurt by Bernie or Bust. Watching what has been happening at the DNC has been dreadful. Bastions of American leftism and even American progressivism have taken the podium to announce support for Clinton/Kaine and BernieOrBust asswipes are treating them like shit. Pay it mind that Marcia Fudge, a black woman and Cleveland native could hardly conduct her duties in Philadelphia today because of this campaign. I watched MSNBC discuss Bernie or Bust with three white Colorado delegates and that floored me. White politicians who benefit from a newly whitened Marijuana Corps screaming over one of the most important black women in political history so they can get their bowed-out candidate back on the ballot. American radicalism has forgotten one of the most important parts of its agenda- making the voices of women, particularly women of color, a centerpiece.
I am making TV look like the world looks. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people equal WAY more than 50% of the population. Which means it ain’t out of the ordinary. I am making the world of television look NORMAL.
I am NORMALIZING television.
You should get to turn on the TV and see your tribe. And your tribe can be any kind of person, any one you identify with, anyone who feels like you, who feels like home, who feels like truth. You should get to turn on the TV and see your tribe, see your people, someone like you out there, existing. So that you know on your darkest day that when you run (metaphorically or physically RUN), there is somewhere, someone, to run TO. Your tribe is waiting for you.
You are not alone.
Shonda Rhimes at the humanrightscampaign Gala in Los Angeles. You can read her entire speech on “normalizing TV” here.
Please reblog for tumblr users in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington!
so the democratic party caucuses for Hawaii, Alaska and Washington state are ALL on Saturday, rather than Tuesdays like primaries. a LOT of younger voters get trapped in part-or-full-time jobs on the weekends and miss out on the voting (this is what happened in Nevada, where all the younger Bernie supporters were stuck working casino jobs on the weekend), so let me just remind everyone that your employer is legally obligated to give you enough time off to vote.If you want to vote in the caucuses, be it for Hillary or Bernie (I prefer Bernie but I won’t tell anyone who they should vote for, it’s your decision), you have a LEGAL RIGHT to do so. If your employer tries to tell you no, or give you hell for it, you can contact authorities on the matter, or if your employer has an anonymous report system (which most are required to), file a report with a district or regional manager (if you work for a larger corporation or company) that your manager is not allowing employees time off to vote. It’s a violation of federal law and I promise something WILL be done.