Bernie Sanders

A New Generation of Bitter Liberals

Anyone who believes the 15-year-old wounds resulting from the Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v. Gore must have healed by now should ask a Broward County Democrat for their thoughts on the matter. Resentment among those who perceived themselves to be on the losing end of that decision lingers. The notion that former Vice President Al Gore won the popular vote and yet lost the presidency is perceived even today by partisan Democrats not only as (erroneously) anathema to the foundational precepts of American constitutional governance but a veritable crime.

  • tom_billesley

    Global warming causes hanging chads

  • mobuyus

    Perhaps they should go fuck themselves.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Looking back I think nobody won that election.

  • Alain

    I have never encountered a happy leftist. Being bitter and motivated by hate, envy and bitterness is a requirement. We had the same thing in Canada where for almost ten years the Left claimed Harper and his party were not legally elected. The Liberals won by an even lower percentage of the popular vote, and suddenly not a peep.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Well the financial crisis has not gone away. NAFTA did the decline along with 35+ years of neoliberal. I can understand the pessimism since I am a Millenial and the Reagan/Thatcher era set forth the decline until now, and we were sold lies from people that knew they were going to be long gone at this point. Reagan also started the process of more debt and more cheap credit and I call it passing the buck to the next generation of people. People do not understand that before Reagan one income was enough to support a family. Now you will be lucky if you can survive on two incomes. Do not forget that taxes alone does not make a nation socialist or liberal along with tax cuts making a nation conservative or very conservative. Every era redefines ideology because everything works in evolution. People need to understand that debts rise because the US got off the Gold Standard under Nixon and neoliberalism or basing society off of debt was normalized. Friedman never mentioned this in the late 70’s as a Nobel award-winning economist. He simply went with the flow. The people were duped. Yet everyone wants to play left versus right. It is clearly an easy game to play rather than seeing the big picture.