Thanks for your alt-center perspective Mateo D
There is no correlation between your assertions about Senator Sanders’ supporters and the graph you provide. It’s seemingly more likely that the dwindling support for Democrats depicted in your image had to do with the unpopularity of the candidates, rather than challenges to those right-of-center candidates from centrist candidates. In the case of 2016, data suggests that it wasn’t the lack of support from those that the vile Joan Walsh wrongly attributes to phantasmagorical “Bernie Bros.” Rather it’s attributable to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (HRC) own nativism and racism, which cost her the votes of young voters of color. Young people saw through HRC’s racism and stayed home in droves. Moreover, young people of color were not fooled by HRC’s disgusting pandering (e.g. Abuela, hot sauce, etc.). This excerpt from FiveThirtyEight is quite telling:
More harmful for Clinton was which young voters stayed home: minorities. Among white voters, voters 18–29 years old made up 30 percent of voters who did not participate in the November election. Among young Hispanic voters, that climbs to 43 percent.
Registered voters who didn't vote on Election Day in November were more Democratic-leaning than the registered voters…fivethirtyeight.com
So rather than “thank a Berner” for the reactionary troglodyte about to take over the executive of the modern state, we may want to “thank” white bourgeois “feminism,” which eschews intersectionality, and is in essence white supremacist. Let’s contrast Walsh’s analysis to that by a women of color that espouses intersectional feminism. This cogent and insightful piece by the brilliant Yasmin Nair speaks to the issue best:
As the botched chances and bitter disappointments stacked up late into the fateful night of November 8, 2016, the…thebaffler.com
Although I respect Senator Sanders and his supporters, I was not in that camp. Had the Democratic Party nominated him, I would have seriously considered voting for him, but we need not reach that issue. I voted for the Honorable Dr. Cynthia McKinney in 2008, Dr. Jill Stein in 2012, and voted for Dr. Stein again in 2016. I support feminism, not nativism, imperialism, racism, militarism, and neoliberalism.
Good luck with blaming the centrists and left-of-center in your party for the tragic failures by the right-of-center neoliberal consensus that is represented by the third way Democrats like HRC. Their constant triangulation to the right will always allow the GOP to become further reactionary, and now we all have to suffer under Trump because of your party’s inability to countenance even minor pulls to the left.