Bernie Sells Out, According to Bernie Fans

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Bernie Sanders has finally announced the next step in his political revolution, but he’s learning that it’s no easy task to ride herd on a bunch of idealists who have been promised the moon:

The announcement of the group, which will be livestreamed Wednesday night, also comes as the majority of its staff resigned after the appointment last Monday of Jeff Weaver, Mr. Sanders’s former campaign manager, to lead the organization. Several people familiar with the organization said eight core staff members have stepped down. The group’s entire organizing department quit this week, along with people working in digital and data positions.

….“I left and others left because we were alarmed that Jeff would mismanage this organization as he mismanaged the campaign,” she said, expressing concern that Mr. Weaver would “betray its core purpose by accepting money from billionaires and not remaining grass-roots funded and plowing that billionaire cash into TV instead of investing it in building a genuine movement.”

Live by the sword, die by the sword. But if Bernie isn’t pure enough for these folks, where will they go next? Jill Stein?

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