Committed Bernie Sanders Supporter, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Now Firmly Supports Hillary Clinton

"She is GOD compared to this Donald mess."

Oct 10, 2016 Bookmark and Share


It's no secret that in the Democratic presidential primary elections many indie rock musicians strongly supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. One of Sanders' more eager and public supporters in the music community was Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste. He campaigned for Sanders at Columbia University and NYU and the band performed at one of Sanders' rallies in Brooklyn. Some Sanders supporters have had a difficult time shifting their allegiance over to Clinton, but in the wake of various scandals involving Republican candidate Donald Trump and last night's second presidential debate between Clinton and Trump, Droste has taken to Instagram to make it clear he now fully backs Clinton.

The post featured a screenshot of Trump at the debate, who Droste called "disgusting," adding: "If I need to spell it out for you, you aren't paying attention." Droste praised Clinton's debate performance ("I could never demonstrate the grace and restraint that @hillaryclinton displayed tonight against this racist, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic hate monger.") His post concludes with: "I don't love everything about her, but she is strong and she is right now, in our current situation, what we need. If you choose trump, or frankly third party (of which I wish we had more viable options) you are essentially enabling the dismantling of rights and oppression of all POC, LGBTQ people and WOMEN, and that is NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME." At the very end he also calls out Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump: "I know you follow me, how can you defend this?" Check out the full post below.

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This human is disgusting. If I need to spell it out for you, you aren't paying attention. Nobody is perfect, including me. But I will say I could never demonstrate the grace and restraint that @hillaryclinton displayed tonight against this racist, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic hate monger .... I would have SCREAMED! She is not perfect, and I have been critical and will continue to be when she is elected to hold her accountable for her recent turn left. That said, you CANNOT compare the two. She doesn't deserve to have to endure debating with this asshole. She is a woman and is hated for that. Look at her behavior compared to most of his. She is GOD compared to this Donald mess.... I love @berniesanders and will always ....but you know what? I'm an adult and I see what's happening right now and it's frightening. #imwithher ....and don't you even try to shame me for coming around to the options we have. I don't love everything about her, but she is strong and she is right now, in our current situation, what we need. If you choose trump, or frankly third party (of which I wish we had more viable options) you are essentially enabling the dismantling of rights and oppression of all POC, LGBTQ people and WOMEN, and that is NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME. (Ps. @ivankatrump , I know you follow me, how can you defend this? Please? )

A photo posted by Ed Droste (@edroste) on Oct 9, 2016 at 8:19pm PDT

(Via Pitchfork)



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