CNN finally realizes there is unrest in the Democratic Party
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.”
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.
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.”