Former Dem official: 'Go f--- yourself, Bernie'


A former deputy executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Friday lashed out at presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersDeplorable debate reminds voters of third-party options Michelle Obama: Trump 'humiliates women as if we’re objects' Overnight Healthcare: Obama confronts health law's 'growing pains' | Sanders slams leukemia drug price hike MORE in a post on Medium titled "Go f--- yourself, Bernie."

The post was in response to Sanders implying that rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Clinton's explanation of SCOTUS Heller decision was totally wrong Khizr Khan featured in new Clinton ad MORE was praising President Obama in order to "win support from the African American community where the President is enormously popular."

"It’s not just Black people that love Obama. The President is 'enormously popular' among all Democrats. Welcome to the Party," former DCCC official Brandon English wrote in his post.

"Do you have any idea how belittling it is to reduce Obama to the President that the Blacks like?"

English noted that both Sanders and Clinton have been attempting to curry favor among black voters.

"In a world of voting rights abuses and gerrymandered districts where Black voters are constantly disenfranchised, it’s nice to have someone speak directly to our needs for a few months every 4 years," he said.

English seemed to soften his criticism toward the end of the piece.

"So do I actually mean it when I say Go F--- Yourself, Bernie? No. Everyone’s allowed to have a bad day," he wrote. "Everyone makes mistakes when every word is captured on tape. If Bernie wins the nomination, I’ll be knocking on doors for him in Cleveland.

"But for today, and for that comment, and for anyone that tries to diminish Obama’s presidency to 'He’s popular with black people,' Go F--- Yourself."