Make no mistake, Kansas City Bernie Bros & Broads outnumber supporters for Senator Elizabeth Warren by more than tenfold.
This crowdfunded mural in Midtown KC is a sign of the broad grassroots support the Democratic Socialist politico enjoys throughout the metro.
For more than half a decide followers of Senator Bernie Sanders have built strong coalitions from the KCMO urban core to JoCo.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY BERNIE BACKERS DENOUNCE LIZ WARREN FOR HER POST-DEBATE SHOWDOWN AND FAILED DEESCALATION!!!
Off the record but public for all the world to see in one of the Bernie4KC social media groups, a local leader of the movement makes a definitive statement on the hot mess:
"Today, I refuse to suffer an EW hangover. She has made it very clear who she is and how she plays. As for her loyal supporters, friends and acquaintances, I look forward to working together on issues, as further convo with regards to her is unnecessary. The real work is more clear today, Bernie must beat Biden. Let’s get to work."
The feigned call to unity seems to be a common theme from progressives across the nation as we share some of our favorite news items on the topic:
HOT MIC FIGHT!!!
Audio released of testy post-debate exchange between Warren, Sanders: 'I think you called me a liar on national TV'
Audio of the tense-looking post-debate exchange between Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was released Wednesday night, revealing both of them accusing the other of "lying" on national television. CNN, which hosted the debate, reported that the "backup" audio archive of its debate coverage had captured the moment the progressive candidates approached each other after the debate.
Millennials In The Middle
Until now. "I sort of can't believe this is happening," says Nicole Margheim, shaking her head between sips of a local porter. "Maybe this is naïve, but I was hoping they would ignore this infighting and focus on policy. Now I'm really worried.
Everybody Blames Twitter
In the age of Trump and cable news soundbites, political feuds are often perpetuated by a politician's own words. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) went after former Vice President Joe Biden directly on the debate stage, questioning his record on race by invoking his comments about a 1970s-era busing program. Sen.
Warren was only a half-step behind. While she defended the new deal with Mexico and Canada, she expressed general skepticism about free trade, unequivocally urged the removal of American troops from the Middle East, touted a plan for government to manufacture its own pharmaceuticals, and stressed her determination to confront "giant corporations" and the wealthy.
Truce Already Betrayed
Progressive Groups Are Uniting To Call For A Truce Between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, And Their Allies
Eighteen progressive organizations including major supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are launching a unity pledge in the middle of the most contentious week of the primary between the two progressive candidates. The effort, dubbed "Progressives Unite 2020," is centered on a three-part pledge that includes focusing "our fight for the nomination against candidates supported by the corporate wing instead of fighting each other."
Billionaire Hot Mic Takeaway
The Night the Media Realized Bernie Could Win How Will the Senate Get Away With Its Sham Trial Now? Did Trump Goons Stalk Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch? New Evidence Shows Trump Team Offered Ukraine More Than One Quid Pro Quo for Biden Dirt Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren versus Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders!
Hashtag Diplomacy FAIL
Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. The brewing feud between 2020 contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders came to a head this week on the Democratic debate stage and, inevitably, on Twitter.
You decide . . .