It depends on what you mean by “Bernie Bro.” That particular moniker is losing its relevance. You see, “Bernie Bros” were called that because they supported Bernie Sanders, who was running on a policy platform that supported working people — you know, getting big money out of politics, Medicare For All, tuition-free college, paid family and medical leave, a living wage for all workers, marijuana legalisation, ending fracking and moving to a green energy policy, and so on.

I am sure that if you follow the politics of the left, you also know that “Bernie Bro” is no longer the charcaterising epithet it once was; those policy positions have now become mainstream in Democratic and progressive politics.

Yes, if you were looking for a candidate who was not taking corporate PAC money in 2016, Bernie was your only choice.

Likewise, if you believed in a single payer healthcare system, Bernie was your candidate — your only candidate.

Same with paid family and medical leave and tuition-free public college. You had to support Bernie if you wanted those things.

Today, however, these policy positions are pretty much standard for any Democrat hoping or planning to run in 2020.

So yes, I am a “Bernie Bro” in the same way that Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kristin Gillebrand are now also “Bernie Bros.”

Joe is a US Ex-Pat with dual US-EU citizenship, who travels Europe extensively, commenting on trends, attitudes, politics and more.

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