Kevin Drum's article about Bernie supporters and their indifference to the rest of the Democratic ticket is yet another reason why I am not a Bernie supporter. I think we have to have strong parties; in my view the Democratic Party is progressive but not progressive enough. Yet I still vote the Democratic ticket.
Apparently Bernie Democrats are interested in voting for Bernie; the rest of the Democratic ticket can go fly a kite.
In my view in the United States because it permits the kind of race predicated on an ideal that will be impossible to achieve, a "bridge too far" for the Democratic party. Bernie likes being a purist; if someone takes money from a Super-Pac that has an agenda, they are a sell-out. This is Bernie's attack on Hillary.
In my view Bernie's "single payer" myths are simply a "dog whistle" inviting purists among Democrats to finally vote for their great prize," a president who will bring us a single payer health care system. How that is to happen is never detailed; the early leaks of what Bernie meant by "single payer" see his plans more a slogan than an achievable goal.