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Will #NeverBiden movement doom Joe Biden’s Presidential aspirations?

March 14, 2020

  Four years ago we saw the rise of the #NeverTrump movement, a group of lifelong Republicans that claimed they would vote for either a third party candidate, Hillary Clinton, or would just stay home that November.

  This had the real potential to split the Republican party during the election and hand the victory to Hillary Clinton, which would have been just fine with lifelong establishment Republicans who did not want an outsider stepping in and tearing down everything they had built for themselves in Washington. The #NeverTrump movement continues to dog the President to an extent even today.

  But the #NeverTrump movement never achieved its ultimate goal because the Democratic party nominated a candidate just as polarizing and as despised, if not more so, than Donald Trump.

  But there was another factor which partly accounted for Donald Trump’s victory and that is the fact that many Bernie Sanders supporters who felt slighted and cheated by the way the Democratic party took the nomination away from him that they stayed home in November and this canceled out the #NeverTrumpers, at least to a large enough extent to hand the victory to the billionaire businessman.

  And so now we flash forward to this election cycle and we find that not much has changed in the Democratic party in regards to setting up who its nominee will be and once again Bernie Sanders supporters, who for some reason thought it would be different this time around, are seeing the party begin to maneuver and manipulate the primaries to ensure that the party nomination goes to Joe Biden instead of the Vermont socialist.

  Liberals who remember how the 2016 election played out are now beginning to panic because they see the same thing happening again this year, with the only exception being that the Republicans are more unified than they were in 2016 and that could spell trouble for the Democratic party.

  These Democrats are already calling for party unity and begging all Democratic voters to rally around the eventual candidate no matter who it is, but the old adage of fool me once must be fresh in Sanders supporters minds and if the Democratic party thinks these people are just going to roll over and vote for whomever the Democratic part tells them to vote for after what happened in 2016 they might be in for a long election night. A #NeverBiden movement is starting to form and it could spell doom for the Democratic nominee’s chances.

  Here is more:

On Tuesday night, Joe Biden’s campaign was celebrating his latest primary night triumph.

By Wednesday morning, #NeverBiden, #WriteinBernie and #DemExit2020 hashtags began trending on Twitter.

There’s no question it’s been a banner two weeks for Biden. But lurking in the background of his sudden ascension to all-but-presumptive nominee is evidence that at least some Bernie Sanders supporters might not migrate to him in November, weakening him in the general election.

There is certainly anecdotal evidence that for many progressives, Biden represents everything they dislike about mainstream Democratic politics. On “The Young Turks,” which draws millions of viewers, Krystal Ball, the former MSNBC host, said she couldn’t vote for Trump.

“The rationale for us is that our votes need to be earned and that we’ve been taken for granted, and the party never moves to us,” said Alyson Metzger, a 54-year-old writer and progressive activist in New York City who supports Sanders. “If they install Joe Biden, I will not vote for Biden. … This is not democratic what’s happening in the Democratic primary.”

For Metzger, not voting for Biden is a matter of conscience. For others, it is also strategy. On “Never Biden” Facebook pages and in Twitter threads, some activists argue that if Trump is reelected, Democrats will fare better in the next midterms and that the party will be more likely to nominate a progressive in 2024. If Biden is elected, they see eight years of centrist governance.

  That is just a small sample of some of the anecdotes in the article, there is more, but as the article says it is unclear how widespread this movement is at this time and there is still time for Sanders supporters to mend their wounds and fall in line.

  However if this #NeverBiden movement is real it could be enough to derail the Democrats’ hopes of taking out Donald Trump. Back in 2016 the #NeverTrumpers could not overcome the negative feelings many people had toward Hillary Clinton and this time around Donald Trump is filling the role of hated villain.

  Donald Trump is more hated now by the left than he was in 2016 and when faced with the prospect of four more years of Donald Trump or biting the bullet and voting for Joe Biden I have to believe most of the #NeverBideners will be good little Democrats and will fall in line just as expected.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. n r ringlee permalink
    March 14, 2020 8:58 am

    Drones soon forget. Drones fall in to line. So goes the Democrat party.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. March 14, 2020 2:52 pm

    We know that the DS Cabal Illuminati will put in who they want … like HRC & Big Mike?
    This Union worker is behind the #NeverBiden movement!

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2020 6:24 am

      I’m glad to see this guy is fighting back and not just fading into the background. I hope there are many more like him out there.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. peter3nj permalink
    March 14, 2020 3:12 pm

    The great denominator in this election is the rampant stupidity only to be outdone by the overwhelming ignorance of one half if not more of the american voters who living figuratively if not literally in the land of freedom from want and hunger and straining at the bit to lose it all and live in a land of hunger and want. Anyone who believes today’s empty supermarket shelves bare any resemblance to Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea or even the ex-Soviet Union in their collective-there’s that word again- feeble minds forget about it. One thing we can be sure of come November is that the margin either way will be razor thin.

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2020 6:26 am

      I think you are right, this is going to be a very close election in November. I believe by the time the election rolls around the coronavirus will be all but forgotten, with the short attention span of Americans we will be well on to something else by that time. But this panic we have seen shows us how powerful the media really is and how easily manipulated the people can be.

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  4. March 15, 2020 1:19 am

    “Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.” ~ Good Post 😍

    Liked by 1 person

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