For those who aren’t aware, my “Massa” is me. I control who I vote for. My reasons are my own.
I’ve never been the “Blue, no matter who” type. I’ve always walked to the beat of my own drum, politically. In fact, I supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the primary of 2016.
A lot of that had to do with Hillary, more so than Bernie. I did vote for Hillary in the general, though.
This time around, I am not feeling the Bern!
Bernie Sanders has toxic supporters who rival Donald Trump’s. If Democrats don’t do what they want, they get downright nasty.
Case in point: The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders.
Sanders’ supporters started threatening the members and told the head of the organization to “go back to his slave master.”
That did it for me, as far as Sanders goes.
I told you guys that racism exists on both sides of the aisle. It also exists in that infamous independent middle too.
These people started foaming at the mouth and breaking out the hoods and sheets over an endorsement!
In 2016, they said that Hillary Clinton felt entitled to the nomination. Now they feel Bernie Sanders is entitled to the endorsement.
He isn’t going to get it. He’s trailing Joe Biden (who I’m voting for), as well as Elizabeth Warren (my second choice).
People have more options this time around. Those who liked Sanders’ message have more messengers to deliver it.
That isn’t a bad thing. Choice isn’t a bad thing.
Sanders’ supporters have to realize that he isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea this time around.
There isn’t a conspiracy to defeat him.
The DNC isn’t out to get him.
People simply have other options and they are exercising them.
Leslie Wimes, a Sunshine State News columnist, is founder and president of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com. Follow Leslie on Twitter: @womenonthemove1