According to reports, a lot of the booing and the chanting coming from Bernites at the DNC Monday were coming from the California delegation. It wouldn't surprise me if some of those involved are folks I pass in the aisles at Wildberries or the Arcata Co-op.
I've written here before about the history of Greens and Democrats after the year 2000 debacle, but a lot of Bernites were toddlers then. However, that doesn't excuse destroying the planet so they can learn what Naderites feel like when they see what they've done.
These folks have a lot in common with the Tea Party rabid right, in that they can be counted on to eat their own if they seem insufficiently pure. They were insufferably rude to Elizabeth Warren on Monday.
But when members of the California delegation booed Bernie Sanders for supporting Hillary and saying that it was her or Trump in November, not the Green Party candidate, he told them this:
"It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency."
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