92 Reasons to NOT Vote For Bernie Sanders as the 46th President

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  1. He?s not the most progressive???Kamala, Warren, Booker, and Gillibrand are all more progressive than him on crucial votes.
  2. He?s not a guaranteed win against Trump???Biden and Klobuchar are more likely to perform well in certain swing states.
  3. Bernie is wealthy despite running against wealth(google candidate names followed by ?net worth?).
  4. He?s the only one who won?t release his taxes (well and Trump) in full. He only released summaries and missed some years.
  5. He?s the establishment???he?s been a politician for 39 years (longer than anyone else running). A vote for Bernie is emphasizing that we shouldn?t ever have ?new blood? or term limits.
  6. He?s not accomplished. In 29 years (the house and senate) Bernie has only gotten 220 bills/amendments passed into law and most weren?t big deals ? like renaming a post office. Whereas Elizabeth Warren has passed 45 bills/amendments into law in 6 years, Gillibrand has passed 92 in 12 years, and Klobuchar 125 in 12 years. So, he?s the least accomplished running.
  7. He doesn?t have a progressive voting history on the most important issues such as voting against the brady bill and other anti gun legislation multiple times.
  8. He voted for the Commodity Futures Modernization Act in 2000 (easing regulations on Wall Street) which caused the Great Recession.
  9. He voted to end the 3?10 year ban on immigrants who overstayed their Visa by supporting the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
  10. He?s a war hawk: Sanders supported the war on Serbia in the 90?s, and voted for the 2001 Authorization Unilateral Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), allowing Bush to wage war whenever he wanted.
  11. He voted in favor of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998. The bill stated: ?It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime.?
  12. ?Later that same year, he backed a resolution that stated: ?Congress reaffirms that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic. government to replace that regime.? These measures gave congressional backing for the CIA?s covert plan to overthrow the Hussein regime in Baghdad, as well as the tightening of an economic sanctions regime that may have killed as many as 500,000 Iraqi children. The resolution also gave the green light to Operation Desert Fox, a four-day long bombing campaign striking 100 targets throughout Iraq.?
  13. He voted for the crime bill in the 90?s he blamed Hillary for ? even though she wasn?t a senator.
  14. He said Trump voters aren?t ?racist, sexist, or homophobes? essentially defending trump and his bigotry.
  15. He voted against Russia sanctions twice.
  16. He voted against the amber alert.
  17. He first got elected to Congress because of NRA support and money.
  18. He didn?t condemn his supporters for throwing chairs in Nevada or sending out super delegate ?hit lists.? In fact, he supported them.
  19. He voted to dump nuclear waste from several states on LatinX communities.
  20. He praised trump the day after the election and said he looked forward to working with him.
  21. He had an absurd amount of FEC violations (639 pages worth).
  22. He voted against rapists having to reveal their HIV status to their victims.
  23. He said identity politics shouldn?t matter.
  24. He saw a bunch of very qualified women, people of color, and a gay man running and decided he?s better for the job than any of them.
  25. He campaigned against several marginalized progressive candidates in the midterm elections who are women in favor of white men, like Sharice Davids for example.
  26. His campaign hacked DNC data.
  27. His wife is under FBI investigation.
  28. He didn?t pay his female staffers equally.
  29. He did nothing about the rampant sexual harassment that occurred within his campaign in 2016.
  30. He wrote an essay that says women fantasize about being raped.
  31. He called Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign the establishment.
  32. He used the anniversary of MLK?s assassination to take jabs at Obama.
  33. His campaign was incredibly hurtful to HIV/AIDS activists and refused to apologize.
  34. Two words: ?democratic whore.?
  35. Instead of supporting the LGBTQ march on Washington, he held the People?s Summit in Chicago???giving no mention to the lgbtq and having no lgbtq speakers.
  36. He called Hillary unqualified???someone who has served for decades, was SOS and a New York Senator. So actually he was saying women are not qualified.
  37. He didn?t condemn his supporters for attacking Dolores Huerta and calling her an instrument of the establishment.
  38. He?s old. Really old. Yes this could be called ageism but men?s life expectancy is younger than women?s. They don?t live as long. Bernie is past the average age for men. We elect people with hopes of 8 years, making Bernie 85 by the time he?s done. In all honesty, do you know a single 85 year old who could handle the job as well as someone 10, 20, or 30 years younger? No. No you don?t. HE ALSO JUST LITERALLY HAD A HEART ATTACK! If any of the women running had a heart attack, they would be forced to drop out!
  39. He generally only employs straight white men for high up positions.
  40. He praised Castro
  41. He praised Daniel Ortega.
  42. He praised Hugo Chavez even though his policies are literally starving people to death.
  43. He supported getting discount oil from Venezuela???capitalizing on their poverty and not chastising their government for their treatment of their people.
  44. His support of military actions in the 1999 Kosovo War was so bad it caused one of his advisers to quit.
  45. In 1999 anti war activists stormed Sanders office because his pro war policies were so bad? you know how he preaches against overpolicing and giving people a right to vote? He had all of the protestors arrested. Will Miller wrote about his experiences with this in 1999.
  46. He?s been unable to follow any of the debate rules, constantly going over on time and interrupting. We already have one hothead in office.
  47. There?s a difference between supporting equality and fighting for equality. The truth is, Bernie has never focused on passing legislation to help marginalized groups. It?s not his focus.
  48. He couldn?t seem to stay awake during the senate impeachment trial? If any of us fell asleep on the job, we would probably get fired.
  49. He?s willing to lie about his friends and throw them under the bus (Elizabeth Warren).
  50. A Bernie Sanders presidency most likely sets us up with a terrifying vice president, like Tulsi Gabbard.
  51. The majority of elected officials do not like Bernie Sanders???on the right or left???who does this leave to serve in his cabinet? Not elected officials. We will???again???be experiencing a number of vacancies and unqualified people serving important positions. Think of the coworker you have that everyone hates. Now think of them running for president.
  52. His campaign released talking points for supporters/volunteers to trash Warren as a candidate for the elite.
  53. Dude didn?t have a full time job until he was like 40.
  54. In 2016 Sanders initially didn?t campaign for the democratic nominee for Governor in the general election in Vermont. He finally cut an ad after pressure continued to build.
  55. He campaigned against Vermont?s first and only female governor, Madeleine Kunin.
  56. He claimed in 1986 that he would be more pro-female than Madeleine Kunin as Governor.
  57. He said that he doesn?t believe a woman can win the election for the presidency.
  58. Bernie tried to tell a group of black journalists at the NYT editorial board that racism is caused by economic anxiety.
  59. Bernie originally endorsed the known incel, Chen Uygur, in California over the woman, Christy Smith.
  60. Bernie was so rude to the staff at John?s Grill in San Francisco, that his wife, Jane Sanders had to apologize to them as they were leaving.
  61. He attacked every democratic candidate except Yang and Gabbard.
  62. A supporter of his shot 9 people in Dayton, OH. A supporter of his shot up the congressional baseball game.
  63. A supporter of his stabbed a man after attacking women on Portland Public Transit???he incites violence.
  64. He said ?if people want to rebuild in an area which will be devastated by the next storm, they?re certainly not going to get federal assistance from my administration.? Okay, so is your administration going to pay to relocate the people on the Gulf and in Puerto Rico and California?
  65. Sanders said Warren?s gains are because of moderates???despite polling proving this incorrect.
  66. He said in Oskaloosa, IA: ?If you open the borders, there?s a lot of poverty in this world, and you?re going to have people from all over the world. And I don?t think that?s something that we can do at this point. Can?t do it.? That?s literally the least liberal approach to immigration.
  67. On March 3, 2019, Hillary Clinton was honored an award at the Selma Breakfast. Bernie took the mic and proceeded to point to Jesse Jackson and praise his 1984 campaign.
  68. In August, 2019 Bernie referred to mass shootings in America as a mental health problem?. Not white supremacy, not nonexistent gun laws, not domestic terrorism? he instead made defamatory remarks about the 1 in 4 people who suffer from mental illness.
  69. Bernie did not originally condemn his friend Jared Beck when he said ?Black women who think Kamala Harris is ?just like them? are funny. As if every black woman has an opportunity to be a repository for Willie Brown?s decrepit penis.?
  70. In January 2019, a video of Bernie Sanders drunk in his underwear singing ?This Land is Your Land? in Moscow surfaced. Maybe this is why he won?t vote for sanctions against Russia?
  71. Bernie?s staff has protested their wages from his campaign.
  72. Bernie?s response to being a multimillionaire now was ?I didn?t know it was a crime to write a good book.?
  73. In November, 2018 Bernie said not all voters who feel uncomfortable with black candidates are racist.
  74. A Hill.TV poll in July 2018 showed that only 24% of Americans would vote for Bernie???most of these respondents lived in safe blue states. That?s not enough to beat Trump.
  75. He called the 2016 primaries rigged, when really he just lost the vote of every marginalized group. This discounts every single oppressed group in America.
  76. His campaign completely fabricated lies about Biden and then apologized for them.
  77. He wouldn?t apologize for lies he spread about the female candidates???only Biden, a dude.
  78. Putin is helping him win the primary.
  79. He admitted to knowing about Putin helping him but didn?t tell the public. So much for transparency.
  80. He said he will not allow the democratic process to happen at the convention and yet claims he will ?unite? the party. These rules he?s refusing to abide by are rules he helped put in place because he refused to abide by the 2016 rules. He changed the system for himself and is now mad at the system he set up.
  81. He won?t release his medical records but was fine with the media pestering Hillary for hers when she had pneumonia.
  82. Two words: culinary union
  83. He praised Castro, AGAIN, on 60 minutes.
  84. His praise of Castro might have helped secure the loss of Florida in the 2020 general, no matter who the nominee is.
  85. He recently got on the wrong private jet, confusing his with another. Golly gee, I hate when I do that.
  86. Instead of driving an hour or so between events in South Carolina, he took his private jet. So I guess cutting down our carbon footprint and the green new deal are only things we should do if we are in the 99%.
  87. Our Revolution???an organization he has ties with???used an NDA to silence racial discrimination.
  88. He broke up Public Enemy. True story.
  89. Did he help flip any seats in 2018? No? All of his candidates lost? Aren?t those areas we have to win in order to beat trump in 2020? So shouldn?t we pick a candidate who helped flip those districts or aligns with the members of congress who represent them?
  90. Trump continues to uplift and defend Bernie. Why? Could it be that he?s easy to beat?
  91. Republicans are voting for Bernie in open primaries, as we saw in SC, why? Could it be that he?s easy to beat?
  92. We have to beat trump. Bernie lost the 2016 primary in a landslide. We can?t use battle tactics we?ve already tried this time around. We need to elect someone who hasn?t been in the mix for the past four years. The truth is: Bernie has been campaigning since 2015 and if he had held onto his recognition like he should?ve been able to, he would?ve won the first few states in landslides. But he didn?t. We can?t have a candidate who has lost any momentum. We need a candidate who only has momentum to gain.

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