Bernie supporters almost carried their socialist icon to the Democratic nomination, but whether or not Hillary would have beat him fair and square, we will never be known.
In lieu of the recent Wikileaks email scandal revealing that the Democratic Party helped rigged the primary for Hillary, Bernie supporters want out—as they made clear to comedian Sarah Silverman during her DNC speech—even if Bernie himself does not.
Here are five of the craziest sights at the Bernie protest outside the DNC. (Each scene was caught by BuzzFeed News journalist Jim Dalrymple, who is unaffiliated with the Media Research Center.)
1. BERNIE SUPPORTERS REDISTRIBUTE THE CHANT: “LOCK HER UP”
“Lock her up!” was the go-to chant for last week’s RNC. Republicans have long been upset about Hillary’s lying about keeping classified emails on a private server. In light of that scandal, Bernie once said dismissively, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”
When it turned out the Democratic Party was using email to plan its secret campaign against Bernie, Bernie supporters were not sick of hearing about the damn emails. So, they plagiarized a chant from the RNC playbook.
2. OUT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND INTO THE SOVIET
Before getting into the specific attacks on Hillary by protesters, it’s worth noting just how large the Bernie protest was. This video should give a good sense of that. A steady stream of red soviet flags fills the 16 second sped-up clip.
Bernie supporters have apparently left Hillary for the mass murdering, notoriously corrupt soviet empire. Ouch.
3. AD HOMINEM FROM LIBERALS?
The media has pegged the GOP as the party of divisive ad hominem rhetoric, but it seems Bernie supporters have a few attacks up their sleeve. Slick Willy isn’t off limits.
4. LESS CREATIVE AD HOMINEM
A dearth of creativity led Bernie supporters to plagiarize the RNC chant “Lock her up!” A similar shortage, produced the simple, to-the-point ad hominem, “F--- you, Debbie.” This one was directed at former DNC chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who was apparently accomplice to the secret DNC campaign against Bernie.
Leftists don’t like the nationalist tinge of Britain’s Brexit from the EU. However, the word play worked well when transliterated into the desired exit from the Democratic Party.