How much did Bernie supporters help Trump get elected?
There are arguments on both sides.
“Do you vote against the greater evil if you don’t happen to like the other candidate? The answer to that is yes.”
So says Noam Chomsky, political activist, professor and social critic.
According to Chomsky, who was a Bernie supporter during the primaries, any Democrat who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton made a “bad mistake.” – Commondreams article –
In the defense of the Bernie supporter, an argument could be made that a larger number of Democrats did not vote for Hillary that are Bernie supporters. In other words, the amount of Democrats that did not vote this election far supersedes the amount of Bernie supporters. If none of the Bernie supporters voted for Hillary, there is still a shortage of Democratic votes.
One reason for that could have been the way the DNC handled the primary election. A lot of Democrats were turned off by that. Though, the democratic primary election debacle was questioned by Bernie supporters.
Bernie supporters suddenly got all silent after the elections. For a year they had been marching down the street, right along side those Trumpkins, chanting to ‘Lock her up’ and ‘Off with her head’. But then, when Trump won, they kind of cleared their throats and walked away.
They could not comprehend that their seething animosity was actually strong enough to get The Donald elected.
In fact, Bernie supporters will adamantly contend that Hillary did not lose because of their hatred for the woman. This graph however should be indisputable proof that Trump is our President because a massive wave of Democrats did not vote for the Democratic nominee.
“I didn’t like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue I can think of,” Chomsky said. – Commondreams article –
But then this graph below shows there could have been a larger problem
than just a lack of Bernie votes. White Democrats vastly did not vote
Also, Bernie was very supportive of Hillary. To think his supporters would take all of his advice, except voting for Hillary is peculiar. That scenario would imply a cult of personality. What do you think?