In an Elections thread, Lamoral asks:
I started to respond; and realized that my answer was angry and tendentious, so I am making it into its own thread.
“Bernie Bro,” if I understand it correctly:
It is meant to imply that the typical supporter of Bernie Sanders is an immature white man who doesn’t understand things and just mouths off. It’s an attempt to demonize economic progressives as dirty ignorant hipster dudebros (fratboys, potential rapists, probably gun owners like those icky rural people in Vermont, or possibly Anthony Weiner). It is meant to push women (who are more progressive overall) toward centrist candidates (who will not help make health care affordable but who will prioritize Wall Street and military contractors). It’s meant to drive a wedge between a large chunk of party workers and, well, Cenk Uygur specifically. It is even more sexist than you think.