The Bernie Sanders supporters united somewhat for the general election but they were not at all happy doing so. Now they are putting huge pressure on the Senator to lead them in a new party.
The DNC was caught red-handed cheating Sanders and openly working against him and his supporters will not forget it.
Now they believe that the race for DNC chairman was rigged as well, and that seems to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
The Washington Times explains:
The pressure on Mr. Sanders to strike out on his own is intensifying now that former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, overcoming a stiff challenge from Rep. Keith Ellison and progressive activists who say the party’s primary race last year was rigged against the Vermont independent.
But DNC members gathered here said the efforts — including from the Draft Bernie for a People’s Party — are misguided.
“He ran for president through the party, did extraordinarily well, better than anybody thought he was going to do, and I think it is incumbent upon him to make sure that his base stays in line with the party to ensure that we win races,” said Daniel Halpern, a DNC member from Georgia.
Mark Hammond, chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party doesn’t seem to think that it is a good idea, and he is correct:
“Third parties have never been successful,” Mr. Hammond said. “This has always been a two-party country from its inception. No third party has lasted long….The impact of a Bernie’s People Party or a populist party would be to split the progressive vote into two components and ensure a pretty regressive Republican control,”
“They would be spoilers. To a degree, the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people were spoilers,” he said.
Well of course! I welcome the Bernie Party!
While I disagree with ol’ Bernie on most issues, on this one he is correct.
Like the Republican establishment is out of control, so is the Democrat establishment! They totally cheated Bernie of a win and in reality, the Democrats of the White House! Bernie had great numbers against Trump.
But the Democrat establishment was so set on having the first woman President, and that it had to be Hillary Clinton, that they set themselves up for failure!
The Democrats are in chaos and I will be more than happy to see them split! LOL!
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