Democrats sweat Clinton vs. Sanders rift
The Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders rift is bubbling up in gubernatorial primaries. It’s pulsing through the race for Democratic National Committee chairman, and shaping state party leadership contests from Hawaii to Maine.
Long after the Democratic presidential nomination was settled, the bruising 2016 primary fight continues to divide the party, hindering Democrats’ ability to unite and prompting national party leaders to tiptoe around the issue in the hopes of avoiding an outbreak of Sanders-Clinton proxy wars. The bitter defeat at the hands of Donald Trump has exacerbated the tensions, leading to the rise of “Bernie would have won” and “Bernie’s challenge helped sink Hillary” camps, even if the battles are rarely framed in such explicit terms. Now, with the chairmanship of the DNC and party nominations in multiple 2017 races at stake, some Democrats are desperately trying to strike a balance and remind rank-and-file activists of the real enemy.
“The old-fashioned way to do this is to purge the party, but that’s not the way things work anymore,” said former Vermont governor and DNC chairman Howard Dean….<snip>
“There are some people who are itching to have this fight, I think it’s silly, and I think they’re going to lose.”
I haven’t heard much on the race for DNC chair so have no idea of where things stand. I’m hoping the Democrats see the light and select Keith Ellison, but I suspect the wheels are likely being greased for the establishment choice, Perez. might be why there isn’t much media discussion about the state of the race.zoolook67, Populist Prole, nc4bo and 11 othersBabel 17, Pastiche, Rider, farleftlib, The Crone, Live and Learn, Carolab, daleanime, Abelenkpe, LiberalArkie, goodgirl like this"I believe in a society where all people do well, not just the billionaires" ~ Bernie Sanders
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