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Hot Take: Yang Gang is the New Bernie Bros (and I'm worried!)

Necessary disclaimers: 1) by “Bernie Bros” I do not mean anyone who liked/s Bernie, I mean THAT CERTAIN TYPE. 2) I voted for Bernie in 2016! Not for me this year, but I’m not ANTI-Bernie. 3) I do not think supporting Yang is a character flaw or means you’re going to become one of THESE PEOPLE:

The article on The Slot about Yang is LOADED with brand new commenters defending him and criticizing the author, in a style familiar to anyone who had a brief sexual interest in a libertarian poli sci major in college and listened to his shit.

I know that his fans are #extremelyonline and whenever there is a place to defend Yang, they convene on Reddit and head there. The viciousness of it is...familiar...and I worry there is a squadron of people who, if and when he is not the nominee, go fucking berserk and do their best to burn the whole thing down on the way to 2020.

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Anyway, I am having some de ja vu here.

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