The Sanders haters lump him with the DINO Dem "Party" with zero daylight between them and rightly point to the duopoly as destructive and corrupt.
They also laud the Green Party as savior and many here do vote Green whenever possible. The Greens are now, as usual between elections, moribund - almost invisible for another 4 years except for a few local candidates who deserve our support - partly due to a media owned by wealth - the duopoly-corporatocracy. Maybe a new "party" is the only answer or takeover of an existing one.
The two "major" parties support that system of domination of the many by the few - the trump fascist corporate regime agenda of the wealthiest 1% now in power. The Dem establishment party refuse to reform or alter their course of deceit, corporate servitude, complicity, cowardice, collusion and capitulation - that "party" is a disgrace and part of the problem - some within that structure are as corrupt and evil as RepubliCons, some not.
So what are people who see the critical need for real change to do? The Greens nationally are dysfunctional but have a great platform - that and $4.75 will buy a small latte. The R'Cons are contemptible swine and don't deserve the breath to comment on. The Dem establishment "party" is a corrupt corporate tool that has betrayed voters and our republic since at least Bill Clinton's sellouts trying to be Republicans. Going further back in history to FDR, JFK, is fruitless. Then there are some politicians willing to at least fight for and energize the people on critical issues the "party" once defended, but as politicians know one must first win to effect change.
R'Cons and baggers are entirely corporate/banker/wall st tools, simpletons, and bigoted fools in so many ways - "Dems" comprise two wings; the Sanders wing and the entirely corrupt establishment DINO Obama/Clinton/Blue Dog sellout wing who want to be Republican's.
Voters who are fed-up with betrayals and lies and war and greed and environmental destruction (kind of a lot of differing issues huh?) look for a way to make the changes they deem critical and wise within our corrupted by money system and that means what is now.
One politician speaks of that change and is wise enough to realize to win one must attract voters. One politician has the energy and integrity to keep on fighting even in the "off season". One politician energizes and builds the coalition needed to win and effect change - not always the perfect, but the needed. When I see and read stupidity and intentional divisive rubbish charges denegrating this politician - Bernie Sanders and our "wing" and our issues - I suspect those repeatedly trashing one of the only viable candidates are agents for business as usual - shills for the status quo and continued serfdom and financial slavery for all.
The fact these "usual suspects" never write or say why, or what, or who, or educate/energize others - our brothers and sisters, tells their tale - they disparage without understanding (or articulating) how change may be effected within our corrupt politics dominated by big-money and greed and vast wealth and racist bigotry and endless for-profit wars and so much more standing against any change. They are as narrow-minded, divisive, and subversive as any party politician or corporate lobbyist operative.
One cannot walk or be led into the forest for decades and walk out in a month.........................