The Democratic National Convention has proved even more entertaining than the Republican convention last week, but with all the pro-Sanders fanfare, everyone was expecting Bernie’s speech on Monday to be one of the biggest events of the week. It was, but not entirely in a good way.
Here are 17 reactions to the Vermont senator’s last salvo. His supporters booed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz when they stood for Hillary Clinton. Bernie has already endorsed Hillary, but the question is, will his endorsement take?
17. Maybe not.
AAAAND they’re booing Bernie. These people are out of control.
— Emily Cahn (@CahnEmily) July 26, 2016
Yes, “Bernie or Bust” supporters actually booed their presidential candidate when he told them to vote for Hillary. Which leads to
16. The question of the convention.
Can Bernie folks stop booing all the speakers now, pls?
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) July 26, 2016
Most likely, Bernie backers are going to keep booing, even after the roll call vote tomorrow. That’s because…
15. Bernie never had control of his supporters.
Oof, Jayne Sanders: “I don’t think we’ve ever had control over our supporters nor have we ever tried.” (on NBC, this hour) — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 26, 2016
Which helps explain this.
14. Bernie Sanders supporters booing Elizabeth Warren.
Yes, those are Bernie Sanders delegates booing Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth.Warren.
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) July 26, 2016
Next Page: Even David Axelrod had some choice words for Bernie.
13. Even David Axelrod got tired of hearing Bernie.
And Sanders got a similar reaction when he attacked the media…
12. When Bernie went after the media.
Guy who got tons of coverage long after being effectively defeated in the primary complains about the media in prime time
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) July 26, 2016
11. How not to open a convention.
Especially when Sanders said this.
— POLITICO (@politico) July 26, 2016
Next Page: How the Internet responded to Sanders giving up his “revolution.”
10. Cries for “Revolution.”
Several mentions of REVOLUTION before he even mentions Hillary Clinton. — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 26, 2016
And as Sanders prepared to make his fateful declaration, we turn to …
9. Ted Cruz!
Ted Cruz on the edge of his sofa, staring at the tv and muttering “Do it. DO IT!!!!”
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) July 26, 2016
But when Sanders endorsed Clinton, this obscure Twitter personality had something to say about it.
8. Trump’s response.
Sad to watch Bernie Sanders abandon his revolution. We welcome all voters who want to fix our rigged system and bring back our jobs. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
Perhaps The Donald is right, because Clinton will only parrot Sanders’ talking points so long as …
7. He remains on the stage!
Hillary will be all for your issues Bernie right up till you walk off the stage. #DemsInPhilly
— Jeremy (@JeremyThomasUSA) July 26, 2016
Next Page: Were the Democrats arguing for Republicans to win in 2016?
6. Reince nails it.
After Michelle Obama (!!) attacked Trump for suggesting America is not great, both Warren and Sanders attacked the status quo, arguing for a status quo candidate…
5. Anger at the “Bernie or Bust” crowd.
Sarah Silverman: “Can I just say, to the Bernie or Bust people: you’re being ridiculous.” pic.twitter.com/KJRURerAZ6
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 26, 2016
4. “You sold your birthright for a bowl of porridge!”
Here’s video of Bernie supporter yelling at Warren about selling birthright for bowl of porridge, in all its glory pic.twitter.com/uDNT14gIW5
— Jon Ward (@jonward11) July 26, 2016
Next Page: Susan Sarandon was not pleased.
3. Susan Sarandon was not pleased.
Sarandon was not happy to see Democrats and fellow Bernie supporters like herself turn around and support Hillary Clinton. And she confirmed the truth of the above tweet.
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) July 26, 2016
2. This is hilarious.
1. The real mood of the DNC.
A Democratic delegate scrawled this in the men’s bathroom. pic.twitter.com/RqxaX1PCTT
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 25, 2016
And this is too good not to include.
Too soon to congratulate Cleveland for better planning, logistics? Really, there’s water covering electrical equipmt INSIDE DNC media center — Kristin Roberts (@KristinPolitico) July 25, 2016
Here’s video of that.
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) July 25, 2016