Category Archives: Anti-Bernie Smears

Anti-Bernie Smear #24: “Bernie is too far Left; he can’t win the general election – he will be another McGovern”

People who claim that Bernie is “too far Left” are mired in a false narrative that the Democratic Party itself has been fostering for decades in order to suppress and thwart Progressives. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #23: “Bernie has never been vetted, he’s been given a pass …etc.”

This smear is another one that I would have thought would disappear given all the blatant facts in evidence to the contrary. But no – there are still some people out there claiming that Bernie is popular only because no … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #17: “Bernie is not a Democrat!”

Centrist Democrats love to pillory Bernie for not being on their Team. This particular “attack” is so stupid that I resisted writing an answer to it for a long time, thinking that it would go away. Alas, there seems to … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #11: “Bernie is Pro-NRA, Pro-Gun, voted 5 times against the Brady Bill, etc.”

First, let’s be clear: Bernie is no fan of the NRA. Moreover, Bernie is by no means the most pro-gun Democrat out there. Indeed, throughout most of his career, Bernie has had a solid “F” from the NRA. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is … Continue reading

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This is Neoliberalism, Part V: the false promise of “Choice”

Beware of politicians, pundits and experts who say they support consumer “choice”  — that word does not mean what you think it means. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays … Continue reading

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Tr🍩ll Smear #22: “Bernie is an Anti-Semite”

To many people this may seem like an unlikely or even a silly smear, given that Bernie is Jewish, given that he lost his family in the Holocaust, and given that he actually lived and worked on a Kibbutz in … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #21: “Bernie wants to take away Americans’ CHOICE in their healthcare provider”

This is an insidious accusation that hinges on debunked ideas of “socialized medicine” and uses classic neoliberal attack strategies to promote what is essentially a massive and bold-faced LIE. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing … Continue reading

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Troll Smear #4: “Bernie was not an effective legislator and he never accomplished anything in Congress”

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. As explained in this article in AlterNet, and even confirmed here in PolitFact, Bernie was known as the “Amendment King” in Congress. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #15: “Bernie and Jane are Corrupt – Look at the Burlington College Deal”

The screwy accusation of “bank fraud” started by right-wing smear merchants and now pushed by anti-Bernie Democrats and most recently, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #20: “Bernie claims to be socialist and fight climate change, but flies first class on private jets”

This is a corollary of Troll Smear #19 about Bernie’s houses and net worth. This smear also seeks to portray Bernie as a hypocrite, and tries to do so by making the following “arguments”: (1) Bernie claims to fight Climate … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #19: “Bernie is a hypocrite, he has three houses, a net worth over $2 million, and only pays 13% in taxes”

As with all smears directed at Bernie, this is typical in that it does not attack his policies, but rather seeks to disparage him personally, by saying that he “does not practice what he preaches”. The smear seeks to portray … Continue reading

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The #NeverBernie Media Narrative Must be Stopped … Here’s How to Do It

These narratives are coming from the #NeverBernie media outlets, and they are designed to sound like “sensible” arguments against a Sanders candidacy. And they, too, must be debunked. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #18: “Bernie also voted for the 1994 Crime Bill that he criticizes the Clintons for ”

This is also a very cynical and misleading smear that needs to be explained and debunked just as much as any other. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #16: “Bernie has no support among African Americans”

This is perhaps the most hurtful and outrageous attack on Bernie — and is also the one that is most easily debunked. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #17: “Bernie is not a Democrat!”

Centrist Democrats love to pillory Bernie for not being on their Team. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he gets to weigh in on … Continue reading

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For Democrats, the Russian Investigation Is More About Politics than Patriotism

After a year of #RussiaGate, the Democrats have both their base and the entire country right where they want them. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes … Continue reading

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Anti-Bernie Smear #14 [UPDATED]: “Bernie is a Russian Stooge, a Putin Plant, a Kremlin Puppet, etc.”

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the “Russia-Gate” hoax spread to Bernie Sanders. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he … Continue reading

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Troll Smear Nr. 15: “Bernie and Jane are Corrupt”

The screwy accusation of “bank fraud” started by right wing smear merchants and now pushed by anti-Bernie Democrats. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so … Continue reading

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The Smears Against Bernie Must Be Stopped — Here’s How to Do It

A rapid response guide to 24 classic anti-Bernie smears. This is a handy guide to beating back the ridiculous and vile smears that are being leveled at Bernie Sanders, and in particular those that may compare him to Joe Biden. … Continue reading

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For the Many, Not the Few: How the UK Elections were a Proxy Battle for US Democrats

Some important take-aways from the 2017 UK election that you might not hear in the MSM. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he gets … Continue reading

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