Katha Pollitt: ‘Why Bernie Didn’t Get My Vote’

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katha pThe Nation, which endorsed Bernie Sanders, was brave enough to publish an article by Katha Pollitt called “Why Bernie Didn’t Get My Vote” in the midst of all the Hillary Clinton bashing. She pointed out a few of the standard bits about why people are not voting for him followed by these excerpts:

“Bernie didn’t ask for my vote. Oh, you can go to his website and find a page of boilerplate setting out his general commitments to women’s rights: He’s in favor of equal pay, reproductive rights, the ERA, the Violence Against Women Act, childcare for all, and so on—a laundry list, indeed, of the causes dear to the heart of those often derided by his supporters as bourgeois feminists content with incremental change. I am aware, too, that Bernie has a good voting record on those issues in Congress. But there’s a difference between someone who votes…

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