Cancel Culture Mob Comes For Bernie After Controversial Endorsement
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Establishment pressure on Bernie Sanders is intensifying as the socialist senator continues to run strong and remains a serious contender for the 2020 Democrat nomination.
Despite little favorable coverage by a media that hates him nearly as much as it does President Trump, Sanders and his devoted army of loyal supporters are rattling the cages of the party establishment just as they did in 2016.
Hillary Clinton slithered out to attack Bernie last week and reports are circulating that Barack Obama plans to publicly denounce him but the power of his movement and its independence from the DNC has put a target on his back.
The latest avenue of attack on Bernie comes after he was endorsed by hugely popular podcast host Joe Rogan whose "Joe Rogan Experience" features extended interviews with non-establishment figures and dares to challenge the totalitarian orthodoxy of the cult of the woke and the cancel culture.
The comedian came out in favor of Sanders who he had hosted on his show and the man who is leading an unthinkable assault on capitalist institutions touted Rogan's nod on Twitter.
The fallout was immediate and of nuclear intensity, especially from LGBT activist organizations who have forced their views on Americans and brook no dissent or they will destroy you.
The libertarian-leaning Rogan's sin?
He is insufficiently deferential to transgenders and GASP - has dared to suggest that there are only two genders and has dared to offer a platform for those with different viewpoints than those who are hellbent at destroying free speech in America.
In a sign of how quickly that the zealots on the far-left will eat their own, it was demanded that Bernie reject Rogan's endorsement and fall into line and leading the way were fascistic Democrat establishment front groups like MoveOn.org.
Via The Hill, "MoveOn calls on Sanders to renounce Joe Rogan endorsement":
Progressive group MoveOn called on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to renounce the presidential endorsement of popular podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan.
The group, which endorsed Sanders in 2016 and is fueled by many of the same progressive activists who have backed the Vermont senator’s White House bid, called on Sanders to reject the endorsement over Rogan’s past discriminatory comments.
“It's one thing for Joe Rogan to endorse a candidate. It's another for @BernieSanders’ campaign to produce a video bolstering the endorsement of someone known for promoting transphobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism and misogyny,” MoveOn tweeted Saturday.
“We urge Sen. Sanders and his campaign to apologize and stop elevating this endorsement. We stand in solidarity with folks hurt by this.”
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) also called on Sanders to renounce Rogan’s endorsement, specifically citing Rogan’s past comments.
“Bernie Sanders has run a campaign unabashedly supportive of the rights of LGBTQ people. Rogan, however, has attacked transgender people, gay men, women, people of color and countless marginalized groups at every opportunity,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Given Rogan’s comments, it is disappointing that the Sanders campaign has accepted and promoted the endorsement.”
The politically incorrect Rogan whose show features generous helpings of profanity, dope smoking and very deep dives into topics that are too hot for the mainstream media has hosted a wide variety of guests including Tulsi Gabbard, Bari Weiss of the New York Times, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannapoulos, Bill Maher, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Roseanne Barr and Ted Nugent among his eclectic selection.
He has also made it clear what he thinks about the rest of the Democrats who according to Rogan, practically begged to come on the podcast only to be rejected which he admitted during a recent show with leftist comic Jimmy Dore:
JR: They all keep asking to be on my show; I've had requests from all of them: Biden, Warren, Mayor Pete
JD: How do you resist
JR: ...I'd rather talk to my friends. I like Tulsi & I like Bernie, that's it. Everybody else can eat s**t.
For now, Sanders is refusing to buckle and his campaign issued the following statement:
“The goal of our campaign is to build a multi-racial, multi-generational movement that is large enough to defeat Donald Trump and the powerful special interests whose greed and corruption is the root cause of the outrageous inequality in America”
“Sharing a big tent requires including those who do not share every one of our beliefs, while always making clear that we will never compromise our values,” the statement continued. “The truth is that standing together in solidarity, we share the values of love and respect that will move us in the direction of a more humane, more equal world.”
With other 2020 Dems including Joe Biden pouncing on Sanders, it is going to be a major test of his candidacy as to whether he caves like he did at the first sign of adversity back in 2016 when he sold his flock down the river and endorsed Hillary.