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@peterdaou Hi Peter! I'll explain this in full.

This may be a bit long winded but I'll do my best, ok?

While the narrative between #NeverHillary & #NeverBernie may look very similar on the outside, I feel there are very huge differences. /1
@peterdaou For us Berners, it is all about issues & policy . That & only that. Many of us, like myself, are NOT Democrats. I once was but I left the party in the 90s over it's refusal to support gay rights. As it is now, I'm a Green & I am crossing party lines to vote for Bernie. /2
@peterdaou Are there other Dems I would vote for? Yes there this time around. Mike Gravel being one.

For us though, we don't care what party someone is a member of, we care about who will help people the most in an age when 50% of American's can't afford the basics. /3
@peterdaou Many of us on the left are absolutely fed up with both (R) & (D). We, as a society, have lost so much. My gosh there was once an age when the majority of families only had ONE working family member! It's truly just sad.... /4
@peterdaou But we Berners want that back. We want an America where people ARE NOT having to ration their meds & dying over a $20 missed payment! And single payer is the only path to completely solve that. /5

@peterdaou Again, for us, it's 100% issues. Some will say "NO! It's about Bernie!" but it's not. It's about policy... from people like @AOC @carterforva @RashidaTlaib and others who are all Democratic Socialists & who have the likes of the #PoorPeoplesCampaign interest at heart. /6
@peterdaou @AOC @carterforva @RashidaTlaib As far as the #NeverBernie crowd. (Queue the trolls coming into my mentions, my block butting-Fu is strong)

For them, they are about party politics. Being a "Democrat" is one of the most important things to them. It's really a whole other side of thinking. /7
@peterdaou @AOC @carterforva @RashidaTlaib And generally, these people are more conservative than us. If you look at candidates who the 2 groups support, there is a LOT of space between them. The irony however is these people can't win elections without us and are a very small group compared to indies. /7
@peterdaou @AOC @carterforva @RashidaTlaib I'm not even sure what these people stand for anymore to be honest. I have had just about everything you can imagine thrown at me ideology wise but one thing is for sure -- it's all to the RIGHT of what I stand for. Case in point -- #MedicareForAll vs Medicare Extra. /8
@peterdaou @AOC @carterforva @RashidaTlaib These people hate Bernie Sanders because they are still hungover from 2016 & firmly believe he cost Hillary the election. They are unable to look inward & see the real true answer. I wish they would. I really do. And I wish we could have honest to God adult discourse.... /9
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