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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Sanders Dismisses Progressive Southern Voters... Again!
Bernie Sanders literally began his victory speech today by dismissing voters in the South as voters from a "conservative part of the country" and then, in contrast, praised voters of that radiantly progressive part of the country... Utah. This is a truly ugly framing of the contest so far, and one to which his campaign has made repeated recourse. I just want to say that Southern Democrats are among the most righteous, brilliant, hardworking, committed progressives in this country. A decade of activism in Atlanta taught me so. Indeed, a decade of activism with Queer Nation, ACT UP and NOW in the South made me the progressive I am today.