Let's take a step backwards and examine how I was first introduced to Bernie.

 

I was raised entirely non-partisan, my parents were so non-political that I still, to this day, do not know if they are conservative or liberal. In my early years I was a huge fan of Reagan, but did not pick up the political bug until the 90's when I decided to read all of Rush Limbaugh's books. 

At that time, I disagreed with the conservative ideals, but I always wanted to remain informed. Rush's books actually caused me to question everything I had previously held as fact. This was eye-opening, and lead me to support Bush's bid for president, and also his re-election. To be honest, I'm a little ashamed of that, but then again....look at the other choice at the time.

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During the Obama years, I really had no stake in the game, it was just another election and both sides appeared equal in their bid for the seat. I campaigned though for McCain and again for Romney. Those 2 fuckers in a row though....left me with little hope for the party. We had come a long way from Reagan, and these asshats did a great job of making the party look awful. 

So here I was in 2015 looking at the band of hopefuls on the right, and holy shit did they ever outdo themselves with the complete lineup of clowns who wanted to be our leader.

My first reaction on Donald Trump..."Holy shit, are they trying to see how low we can set the bar and still beat Hillary?"

Well, we all know how that turned out, and I have to say...I was in a dark place as I saw how Donald was picking them off one by one.

Then one day, my daughter comes to me and asks "Have you heard of Bernie Sanders?"

I actually hadn't. I considered myself well-versed in politics for the most part, but that was a name I hadn't really known anything about. So, I wanted to be an open-minded sort of guy and have a look at the candidate that my daughter appeared to be intrigued by. 

I was impressed. Here was a guy who had spent a lifetime campaigning for social issues. He has spent almost his entire adult life in public service. He definitely sounded like he was passionate and believed in his cause. More importantly though...he was ready to take on the Clinton-machine and shake the foundation of the democratic party....sounded like someone I wanted to know better.

I'm not going to defend all of his ideas, because honestly I didn't agree with all of them. However, I saw the issues I disagreed with him on as self-correcting issues. A minimum wage hike would have been a temporary fix to a long-term problem. It would be temporary because the market would rebalance itself.

His approach to healthcare was a bit inspired though. I have always felt like we had to approach things in a 'all-in' or 'all-out' scenario. Either we get in and mandate controls, or we get our hands off of the scales and liberalize it to the free-market. No one was talking about unleashing the insurance companies and untying their hands to sell across state lines (Yes, I know Trump did that...he just wasn't talking about it during the campaign), so I was looking for the alternative which was the 'all-in' solution.

Obamacare left me with such a staggering healthcare cost, I went 2 years with no coverage because I could not afford it. Each year, the price went higher and higher. The middle of the road approach was killing us.

So I chose Sanders, and backed him to take on the Clinton empire.

I seriously underestimated how low the Clinton's would go in their bid for power.

 

To be continued.

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So, I have to start by talking about that last election. I have to because something miraculous happened. It was an honest to God miracle...and I am NOT talking about Trump winning.

 

 

It's more about the fact that Hillary lost.

As a bonafide Sanders supporter, I knew the fix was in and I put my back into fighting the Clinton machine. We fought hard, we fought like the Brits defending their island...we fought on the net, we fought in the streets, we fought on the phones....we would never surrender. We even had a few celebrities on our side...like Sarah Silverman (more on her later).

 

We did fight like Brits though....we thought that there were rules to civilized war. We were wrong. The cards were stacked against us. People who were supposed to be neutral were anything but. Then there was also the super-delegates...can't forget them...from day one they were entirely spoken for, and the media made sure you knew and understood that. Hillary the Queen was using this primary as a ballroom dance prior to her coronation. We were the riff-raff she was going to use as her red carpet as she made her entrance...and Bernie Sanders was the carpet salesman. We didn't know that last part yet...that came later.

 

As the Bernie supporters were being railroaded, they became angry....then they got pissed and started fighting back. They were screaming and yelling and demanding that they be heard....and then comes that perfect moment in time when Sarah Silverman let us know what we meant to the DNC and the Crowned Princess..

 

We were NOT being taken seriously....and they wanted us to just get in line and do as we are told.

She clearly had no understanding of who we were and where we came from. We were the middle-class Americans who saw in Bernie a chance for the Democrats to truly reach us as a base of supporters...we were also the children of the 90's who knew how out of touch and evil the Clintons were.

 

Sarah failed to have the impact she wanted.

Sarah succeeded in driving the final nail in the coffin of the idea that Bernie-Bros would ever toe the line.

 

As a voter....we don't often get to pick the winner.....but the one thing we get to pick every single time is the loser.....and the Bernie-Bros chose.....wisely

 

 

I'm going to end off this segment....there's a lot more to come, but I'm gonna stop here.

 

We have a lot of ground and TRUE history to cover, but it started here, and liberals need to know this.

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I have decided that the site in it's current state is enough to go full live.

 

There's nothing fancy here, so I won't spend any time explaining that. The forum is live and should allow registration. Due to email issues, if you do not receive your activation email, you'll need to drop a comment on one of the articles to let me know.

I will have a few internal issues to fix on my network to allow regular updates, but those will be resolved tomorrow.

A couple interesting items....This site is running off of a Raspberry PI 2, which is basically a computer smaller than my wallet. It is also running on a Internet connection 10x faster than it's original. So my shitposting will be delivered at high velocity.

 

Should be fun.

 

 

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