This is what worries me...a repeat of 2016:
Vox, August 24, 2017: The Bernie voters who defected to Trump, explained by a political scientist
In the 2016 general election, about 12 percent of the Bernie supporters crossed over and voted for Trump. I saw another study that said 11 percent, and that if the Bernie supporters who voted for Trump simply would have stayed home on election day, Hillary would have won.
Now I am seeing the same emotional trends of the Bernie supporters going down the same path as they did against Clinton in 2016. I am a former precinct chair, and at our Colorado caucus in 2016 as I made the rounds amongst the Bernie supporters I was aghast too hear the vitriol that some expressed against Hillary, much of it based on misinformation and ignorance. It wasn't just my precinct...it was nationwide, but especially in the Rust Belt states. I think many of them were victims of Russian trolling with misinformation. Of course the worst example is the Pizzagate episode.
I struggle to understand the absolutism of support of both the rabid Trump supporters on the right and the rabid Bernie supporters on the left. I use the word "rabid" deliberately because that is my impression of their behavior...emotions trumping critical thinking. I read articles in Psychology Today to understand them. I go to Bernie's "Our Revolution" website and watch Nina Turner on TV. And I shake my head in disbelief as I see us headed down the same path as 2016.
The Russians are already at work seeking to add fuel to the fires burning in the hearts of the Bernie supporters...not all supporters -- just the most rabid ones. Their fear and anger has evolved into frustration and hate. The hate for "anyone but Bernie" will only increase as we get closer to the convention. And after the convention when Bernie is not the pick, they will feel bitterness that will transpire into another vote for Trump.
History repeats itself. It is Bernie's socialist revolution and he and his most rabid supporters do not know the meaning of compromise. It only takes some 10 percent of them to cross over to vote for Trump and give him victory again.
"Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.” Yoda - The Phantom Menace
And yes we all have suffered now under the Trump presidency. It will be that way for generations as the Trump appointed members on the appeals courts and Supreme Court whittle away at our Democracy moving it closer to a fascist and more theocratic state.
My opinion...I hope I am wrong. We need to vote with our heads...not our emotions.