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Fire Bern With Me: David Lynch Endorses Bernie Sanders

This post was published a while ago. Please keep its age in mind and if you find any errors, feel free to comment.

David Lynch is feeling the Bern.

On a break from filming the new Twin Peaks, the director took it to Twitter to declare his support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with the following brief message.

For whatever it’s worth, the endorsement comes just a few days after Bernie Sanders had a somewhat Lynchian encounter with a bird in Portland, O-REE-GOOON.

Bernie bird

Here’s Bernie’s likely response to David Lynch’s support:

UPDATE: What if David Lynch directed a campaign ad for Bernie Sanders? Funny Or Die took the endorsement a step further with this spoof.

Four years ago, David Lynch asked American voters to re-elect Barack Obama in a slightly more elaborate message in which he pointed out that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, spelled bad news. Here’s that message again for those who missed it.

Dear Americans, Republicans, and Democrats Alike,

I am going to vote for re-electing President Obama. I have noticed something in Mitt Romney’s name, which I think speaks to what he is about. If you just rearrange a few letters, Romney becomes R MONEY. I believe Mitt Romney wants to get his Mitts on R Money. He would like to get it and divide it up with his friends, the Big Money Bunch.

I believe he would like to get his Mitts on R Money, R Resources, R Freedoms, and R American Dream. I do not trust Mitt Romney to look after the best interests of 99% of Americans. I think electing Mitt Romney would be a catastrophe for our country—one which would be real difficult to straighten out later. Please do not let Mitt Romney get his Mitts on R Money or R United States of America.


Los Angeles, California

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

What's your response to this?


  1. Geoffrey Ellis Aronson says:

    David lynch has come full circle ideologically. He was a big Reagan fan.

  2. Bongo Mongo says:

    The cocaine years me thinks brother Geoffrey

  3. Teresa Young says:

    I am a big fan of David Lynch, but I don’t have it in me to like Sanders at all. Why David why?

    • Lisa says:

      Why not? It isn’t weird to want a leader not beholden to big business but to the voters is it? After the crash on wallstreet and the housing bubble, the ups and downs of the economy that some may not feel as much as others but most know are completely unnecessary we want someone who can and will hold criminals who crash the economy accountable. Maybe Why? is a really good question to ask. Can you really not see why? If that is the case then yeah, ask away. Why Bernie? And why is this man supporting him? He isn’t dumb, he isn’t poor and looking for hand outs and yet he sees something you don’t. Keep asking.

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  5. Joseph A says:

    I didn’t know I could like David Lynch more

  6. Mason says:

    all the artists i respect support bernie. bad ass cant wait for more twin peaks! go bernie!

  7. Samm says:

    This makes my heart happy

  8. Hezaa says:

    7/10 could have been even more vaguely and unnamably terrifying

    • Chuck says:

      Agreed. Season 2 and the movie had much more enjoyable frights. Hope the new show is better than this.

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