@Background Pony #1F81
It describes a minority of Sanders supporters who mirror the behavior of Trump supporters:
They define their support for other politicians based upon whether they have endorsed their messiah. Even if a figure has been historically a champion of their claimed ideology, if they do not submit fully to to their candidate, they are treated as an enemy (see:Elizabeth Warren, Howard Dean, John Kasich). Conversely, even if they historically acted contrary to their stated ideology, a politician can win their enthusiastic embrace by by swearing fealty to their candidate (see: Tulsi Gabbard).
The gold standard for any issue is their candidate’s current position. Any deviation from this position is a sign that someone is not a true believer and an enemy, even if their own candidate previously supported similar positions just a few years earlier. Purity tests are often arbitrary, and there is no room for nuance. Everything is a black and white issue to them.
They have a massive victim complex. When things do not work out for them, they are quick to turn to conspiracy theories. They are convinced that the vast majority of people are on their side, and that only the machinations of a sinister cabal keep them from winning.
They prefer style over substance, with their chosen style being aggressive, provocative, and adversarial. To act with composure and professionalism is to invite suspicion from them, even if one supports their positions. They prefer protest and grandstanding to negotiation and consensus building in government.