Susan Sarandon Wants People To Go Bernie Or Bust, Goddammit
If you haven’t heard by now, Susan Sarandon went on All In With Chris Hayes last night and advocated for the destructively stupid and childish political movement known as Bernie or Bust. Which basically boils down special snowflakes sitting at home on Election Day if Bernie Sanders doesn’t win the nomination and watching the country burn for the next four years because they’re generally insulated from the political fallout. Or straight-up still living with Mom and Dad. Via The Slot:
A few moments later, after Sarandon briefly detoured into NAFTA, GMOs, Monsanto, and the TPP, Hayes pressed the issue: “I think a lot of people think to themselves, ‘Well, if it’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton….’ And I think Bernie Sanders probably would think this.”
“I think Bernie would probably encourage people, because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing,” Sarandon replied. “But I think a lot of people are [saying], ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do that.”
“How about you personally?” Hayes asked.
“I don’t know,” Sarandon said. “I’m gonna see what happens.”
“Really?” Hayes said, incredulously. “I cannot believe, as you’re watching the rise of Donald Trump…”
“Well, you know, some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately,” Sarandon said. “If he gets in, then things will really explode.”
Jesus fucking Christ. Even though this won’t stop the BernBro shit-nado coming my way, I’m actually voting for Bernie Sanders in my state primary because, like most people, I’m an illness and/or pink slip away from hurtling into a financial abyss that will butt fuck me for the rest of my life. However, if he doesn’t win the nomination, I’ll sure as shit vote for Hillary Clinton because the alternative is Kumquat Hitler, and like an adult, I recognize the political reality that he can do a metric fuckton of damage with just four years in office. And while that could certainly spark “the revolution,” its not like the bullshit Trump will pull just disappears once he leaves office. For example, oh I dunno, picking a goddamn Supreme Court Justice. So for these political geniuses who think they know what’s best for the country, the Iraq War started in 2003, and we’re still feeling that shit 13 years later. It’s called ISIS, you granola cunt-crepes. That’s what happens when you sit your tweed dungarees at home because Hillary Clinton isn’t promising to magically spray free college and weed all over your face, so get your fucking ass out there.