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CNN finally realizes there is unrest in the Democratic Party

May 17, 2016

 A theme of mine over the last week is how there is unrest in the Democratic Party which has not been reported by the mainstream media, while at the same time the mainstream media was declaring the end of the Republican Party.

  My theory goes something like this: This is not the way it was supposed to happen, at least according to the mainstream media and the political pundits–but I repeat myself. According to those people supposedly in the know the huge Republican field was supposed to create chaos within the Republican party which would destroy the party and hand an easy victory to Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile the Democratic primary was supposed to be the coronation of Hillary Clinton as the first woman to be nominated by a major party. But is has turned out to be the exact opposite: while the Republican party might still split over the nomination of Donald Trump the signs are beginning to appear that make it look as if this will not happen. The party leaders are beginning to coalesce around the presumptive nominee while it is the Democratic party which is facing a revolt with its membership.

  While the mainstream media promoted the possibility of a brokered Republican convention Bernie Sanders has been promising a brokered Democratic convention for quite some time now but this has been ignored by the mainstream media for obvious reasons.

  However the chaos which erupted at the Nevada Democratic convention when Hillary Clinton got 60 potential Bernie Sanders delegates disqualified might have changed the status quo. It is now too hard for the mainstream media to ignore the potential civil war brewing within the Democratic Party and in an article today CNN was forced to report on the unease brewing within the party.

  Here is more:

Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before.

Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos.
“I was not able to stop these people for doing what they did,” Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told CNN. “Apparently they’ve done it before. …. This group of about 100 were very vocal, and I can’t describe it — disrespectful doesn’t even explain it, it was worse than that.”
 Several top Democrats told CNN publicly and privately that the energy and enthusiasm of Sanders supporters has at times descended into incendiary attacks that threaten to tear apart efforts to unite Democrats against Donald Trump. Several female senators told CNN the attacks have been misogynistic.
What’s more, many Democrats fear that if Sanders does not rein in his supporters, the same ugly scene that occurred in Las Vegas last weekend could replicate itself in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“He should get things under control,” Boxer said of Sanders, saying it was worse than the vitriol during the Bush-Gore 2000 recount. “We’re in a race that is very critical. We have to be united. He knows that. I have in fact, called him a couple times, left a couple messages. I’m hopeful he can get control of this.”
  There is much more in the article and I think the gist of it is this: Democratic leaders feel Bernie Sanders should drop out of the race. In fact some leaders have already said he should drop out of the race because he is undermining Hillary Clinton’s chances at defeating Donald Trump but this was largely ignored by the mainstream media in the interest of pretending all is well in the Democratic Party.
  However Bernie Sanders remains defiant:
But Sanders’ statement Tuesday was defiant, saying that the Democratic Party “has a choice: It can open its doors and welcome into the party” his backers or “maintain its status quo.”
“At (the Nevada) convention, the Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place,” said Sanders, adding that there have been “zero reports” of violence during his massive rallies across the country.
  This did not make Harry Reid happy:
Asked to respond Tuesday afternoon, Reid was angry, telling CNN it a “silly statement” that “someone else prepared for him.”
“Bernie should say something — not have some silly statement,” Reid said. “Bernie is better than that. … I’m surprised by his statement. I thought he was going to do something different.”
  CNN is late to the party because this has been going on for awhile but I have to admit that I find this to be very entertaining because Bernie Sanders’s supporters are not going to go down without a fight and the mainstream media may no longer be able to ignore it.
 malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2016 11:00 am

    Leave it to the Dems to figure out a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Then again, just as some of the folks here have from time to time suggested false-flag operations or other dirty tricks against this or that GOP candidate, it’s hard not to consider that such an operation might be at work here — especially if it consists of genuine idealistic (and naive) Bernie supporters under the leadership either of Trump agents provocateurs or the kind of radicals and anarchists who so gleefully and destructively protested international economic meetings in Seattle a few years back.

    At any rate, I haven’t wavered in my opinion that the next six months will be very interesting indeed, albeit they’ll be long periods of boredom filled by manufactured news punctuated here and there with actual meaningful events like conventions, debates, and one election. Before the World Series, though, I wouldn’t get too involved, nor would I recommend paying too close attention to polls.

    Take good care, and may God bless us all!


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  2. lou222 permalink
    May 18, 2016 11:05 am

    While I will not vote for Sanders, I applaud him for standing up to the Establishment. Both parties have that group of people in them that think they are in control. We have seen more of it in the Republican party, but apparently the Democrats are finally starting to show their colors. I think when Sanders get riled up, Clinton is going to have a hard time controlling the situation and she is getting pissy about it. She is not used to NOT getting her way and having people back away from her. Not only is Trump telling her what she doesn’t want to hear, but now Sanders is fighting back. It should be an interesting next few months. She, in my opinion, is going to explode with the anger of someone used to having their own way. Politics is getting more crooked day by day….if you can believe it could get any worse!

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    • May 18, 2016 7:20 pm

      I think you are right about Hillary. She cannot believe the voters are making it so tough for her to get what she thinks is rightfully hers and she is not handling the “crisis” well at all.

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  3. lou222 permalink
    May 18, 2016 1:22 pm


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