Avid Bernie Sanders supporter trying to bring over Pete Buttigieg fans who abandoned Bernie after 2016

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The problem I keep running into is Pete advocates for a lot of Bernie's policy ideas, and openly admits he is a fan of Bernie and looks up to him. His supporters basically call him a young Bernie Sanders. The problem I am having is when I finally get them to admit Bernie is the best option for a truly progressive candidate, they say he is too old and they'd rather someone younger with his ideas, and say Buttigieg embodies that. Help me help Sanders. Why should American progressives back Bernie over Pete?

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Throwback to Exactly Three Years Ago Today, Democratic Presidential Debate in Flint, MI 2016

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Bernie said it best.

"You know, we are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health, and when you watch these republican debates, you'll know why we need to invest in mental health."

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I Made this Open Spotify Playlist back in 2016, I’ve Renamed it, Add to it Please!

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https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1QVrQanPfYgSwdb0YogMD6

People want to make a campaign playlist they can jam to during these great moments, I've made one a few years back. So why reinvent the wheel? I've Retitled it to Bernie 2020 and we can keep adding to it.

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I live in Carter County Tennessee, one of the two counties in Tennessee that Bernie won in 2016. Let me explain why we were successful, in the hopes that it will be helpful to other Southern primary campaigns!

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Let me be very blunt, the Democratic Party basically doesn't exist in any meaningful way in my county, they hold no real power so there isn't really an "establishment" to speak of. Obviously this played a big role in our win, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

We worked our butts off getting the word out about Bernie and what we found is that poor working class southern people are very receptive to his anti-wall street and anti-income inequality messaging. People here aren't dumb they can see that something is wrong with the way wealth is divided in this country when they live in mobile homes while their bosses live in luxury, the problem is no one has told them that it can change. This is what we need to be pushing first and foremost in the south, we don't need to confuse people with terms like democratic socialism or free healthcare. We need to tell them the truth, that they're getting screwed everyday and they know it. That is how we win

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Addressing the Argument that Bernie Lost the 2016 Election for Hillary (with links)

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I thought it might be useful to have a post with a series of counterarguments to the numerous pro-Hillary, pro-establishment types that are stating that Bernie lost 2016 for Hillary.

Firstly, Bernie endorsed Hillary Clinton after the 2016 primaries, as he promised he would:

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bernie-sanders-endorses-hillary-clinton-president/story?id=40515378

Secondly, Bernie campaigned hard for Hillary against Trump in 2016:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/bernie-sanderss-hard-fight-for-hillary-clinton

Thirdly, More Clinton Voters in 2008 voted for McCain than Bernie voters voted for Trump in 2016:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/24/16194086/bernie-trump-voters-study (I'd also disagree with the article's general argument, because those Bernie voters in WI, MI, etc. were probably independents and conservatives who liked Bernie but would not have voted for a Democrat for president).

Fourthly, Bernie's campaign staff begged the Clinton campaign to let them help Hillary in worrisome states like Wisconsin and Michigan:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/team-bernie-hillary-fcking-ignored-us-in-swing-states

Those are off the top of my head, if you think of any other counterarguments with sources to back them up, please comment and I can update this list!

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