Bernie Bashed After Accepting and Flaunting Endorsement from Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan, by nature, isn’t the most even-keeled celebrity of our time, and much of that is by design.

The things that interest Rogan a vast and varied menagerie of extremes.  On one end, the popular podcast host and standup comedian is a determined and diligent fitness fanatic who spends a great deal of his time bettering himself through a variety of athletic pursuits.  Adversely, Rogan is an enormous proponent of marijuana and hallucinogenics, and used to make people eat bugs for money on Fear Factor.

Rogan has also been admirably aseptic when it comes to politics on his podcast, treating all of his guests fairly from Ted Nugent to Tulsi Gabbard.

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Still, this benevolence wasn’t enough for the Bernie Sanders fanbase.

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On Thursday, Sanders tweeted the glowing remarks Rogan made on his podcast show, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” earlier in the week, where he revealed that he would “probably” vote for the Vermont senator in the Democratic primary.

“I think I’ll probably vote for Bernie. Him, as a human being, when I was hanging out with him, I believe in him, I like him, I like him a lot,” Rogan said.

Rogan then explained that it’s possible to dig up dirt on anyone, but he feels Sanders doesn’t have too many bad moments.

“He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that, in and of itself, is a very powerful structure to operate from,” Rogan continued.

Supporters of Sanders were none too pleased with the endorsement, however.

“Dear @BernieSanders, Please reject the endorsement of this man. It is beneath all of us. It is not okay to be celebrating an endorsement from him,” former Rewire News editor-in-chief Jodi Jacobson pleaded the candidate, sharing Rogan’s past remarks condemning the outrage toward “The Dukes of Hazzard” because of the iconic General Lee car that featured the Confederate flag.

“Let’s be clear : By promoting Joe Rogan Sanders is dog whistling that his campaign is a safe space for aggrieved white bigots because he’ll keep those radical blacks and their ‘identity politics’ in check. He’s been dancing around the message for years,” MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson declared.

The backlash was enough to prompt a statement from the Sanders campaign, rife with politically safe buzzwords and the familiar “safe” tone that we’ve all come to loathe in American politics.

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