The Left is starting to take notice of their behavior.
American Thinker: A specter is haunting the Democratic Party: the specter of Bernie Bros.
What is a Bernie Bro, exactly? Where along the cline of various political creatures does one fall?
The Bernie Bro’s natural habitat is the internet. In the wild — meaning on Twitter, or poking around in the depraved brush of Reddit — the stalwart of the socialist septuagenarian truffles for unconverted Democrats to their cause. Spotting a Sanders skeptic, or Joe Biden–supporter, they descend with ravening ferocity, unleashing broadsides that recall Maoist struggle sessions.
Mainstream journalists, despite their friendliness with the Democratic Party, have found themselves on the receiving end of this collective vituperation. They’ve used the occasion to warn off Democratic voters as to the danger of nominating a presidential candidate like Sanders, who inspires such mercurial partisans.
Bret Stephens of the New York Times, describes Bernie’s cohort of angry young men as fanatics who see “more moderate Democrats not as kindred spirits or potential converts but as sellouts, even traitors — the proverbial enemy within.” NBC host Chuck Todd called Bernie’s informal online defenders a “digital brown shirt brigade.” Hillary Clinton roused herself from a chardonnay-induced stupor in Chappaqua to whinge about “online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.” Even R&B crooner John Legend bleated, “Bernie supporters do quite the disservice to your candidate,” further beseeching them to “not to drive people away with your nastiness.” read more