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  • RealityCheck (1987 posts)

    Sanders praises Dem move to limit role of superdelegates in picking nominee

    I’m hoping that Bernie is right to congratulate the DNC for moving in a positive direction. Seeing is believing before I jump up and down in some sort of victory dance, but will take this news in a positive light for now.

     

     

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/403601-sanders-praises-decision-to-limit-role-of-superdelegates-after-2016-primary

    By Tal Axelrod – 08/25/18 02:36 PM EDT

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised a move by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday to limit the role of superdelegates in choosing the party’s presidential nominee.

    “Today’s decision by the DNC is an important step forward in making the Democratic Party more open, democratic and responsive to the input of ordinary Americans,” Sanders said in a statement.

    “This has been a long and arduous process, and I want to thank Tom Perez and all of those who made it happen,” the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added, referring to DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

     

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  • Captain Arizona (206 posts)

    1. can't get back to dws thread so put here

    was asked what race in detroit 2017 shenanigans race for clerk janice wyins. as for bernie they are already crying at her cult that independents have no right to help decide who they can vote for president and just be good little doobys and vote for whoever the democratic establishment puts up. independents you should have no say but you better vote for who we tell you are else! don’t worry independents the two partys will make it impossible for you to vote for an independent as they will do everything they can to prevent ballot access.

    • RealityCheck (1987 posts)

      3. no doubt

      that anything establishment despises Independent. What we, as a nation, was put through during 2016 and since divided us for a long time. We suffered in agony with the workings of the DNC vs Bernie during the Primary. Thanks, in part, to Superdelegates. We suffered the disgusting General Election of two complete losers both full of lies and corruption. The winner, a clown, by the ridiculous Electoral College, and now, that divide grows. Not many in DC seem interested to repair a damaged election process, other than one of a few who cares, Bernie Sanders. Hopefully, Bernie’s announcement will take place in real time. Sadly, I’m sure that other workings behind the scenes will continue on that controls who reaches the ticket. It seems to be the nature of the beast, when big money is involved every step of the way.

  • Land of Enchantment (11993 posts)
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    2. One of the things I admire most about Senator Sanders is that

    he takes the high road. He has class. He knows more about how all this works (and what does not work) and I trust his judgement.

         "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
    • RealityCheck (1987 posts)

      4. I too trust his judgement

      knowingly everything that he’s up against in DC. Being that that monster is so big, we simply need more Bernies to reform the monster. I only wished that I’d see that happen in my lifetime.

      • Land of Enchantment (11993 posts)
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        5. Well, hang in there because we might get to see it in our lifetimes.

        I saw an article (will look for it if you are interested) a month or so ago that showed the increase in the membership of the Progressive Caucus, the hundreds of new progressive candidates who ran/are running in 2018 as opposed to the numbers prior to Bernie’s run in 2016. In just two years the numbers had increased exponentially! Two years! I don’t buy into any of the conspiracy stuff about Bernie being beaten up/threatened at the convention and believe he did what he did (even thought it pissed us off) because he has a much deeper  understanding of how it all works than me. I think he knew he would be ostracised from any future run had he not gone along with them and he made the decision to play nice so he would be on the record for any future ‘outrage’ from the DNC. I am hopeful.

             "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
        • RealityCheck (1987 posts)

          6. I applaud your hopefullness

          as I too do my best to grab a little of that when I can. Yes, there has been a surge of Progressives in govt positions and yes, there is a sense of change in the air, but I suffer from doses of reality, past and present, that darkens my doorstep from time to time. Along with Bernie, I also like what Warren is trying to do. It’s my opinion that we need more of that, or them, who have a much powerful nd louder voice to actually change one of the major parties for the better. There’s simply too much money at play here controlling what happens by the end of the day. That’s my reluctance about thinking that the Dem Party will become Bernie Progressive. That’s why I wanted a separate Progressive Party day one after Bernie was going down in defeat during the fixed Dem Primary. To get away from the two major corporate owned parties.

          So, despite my doubt that the Dem party will change, I was still happy to start a thread about what Bernie has announced about doing away with Superdelegates. My gut tells me wait and see, while I celebrate this announcement.

          • Land of Enchantment (11993 posts)
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            7. Thanks, Reality Check! Yep, I too wanted the Third Party and signed up

            with the Draft Bernie movement and was pretty active there until—Bernie told Nick Brana he could not do it. I think it was just logistically impossible to get it in all 50 states in such a short time was the bottom line but there were probably other reasons as well.

            I’ll look for that article and post it to you if I can find it. 

                 "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
            • Snort McDork (2951 posts)
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              8. Wait! Am I hearing 2 different stories?

              Nick was interviewed on Jimmy Dore Show and he said recently a third party is doable and even easier than getting on the Dem ballot.

              • eridani (6814 posts)
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                9. Sure it's "doable" but it will have absolutely no effect–

                –unless accompanied by a massive effort to do voter outreach to the non-policy wonk majority.  Some third parties get this–i.e. Seattle’s Socialist Alternative and the Richmond CA Greens.  Most don’t, and persist in the delusion of thinking that elections are about dueling platforms.

                You've heard of the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West, right?  I'm the Morally Ambiguous Witch of the Northwest.
              • Land of Enchantment (11993 posts)
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                10. Effing Captcha ate my post. I'll try again…..

                Yep, sorta! Nick Brana started the Draft Bernie movement and when that didn’t work out he changed it to ‘Movement for a People’s Party’. I think he is a bit overly optimistic that it can be done quickly although I would love to see it happen. I can’t remember what else I wrote to you, LOL, so here is a link to the website and the last correspondence I received from them.

                https://www.forapeoplesparty.org/

                LoE,

                The labor movement has been the vanguard of the working class since the industrial revolution swept the world. But for decades unions and working people have found themselves without a political party. Labor has the power to change everything now. Unions have 15 million members and spend hundreds of millions of dollars on elections.

                Building a major new party will be a partnership between unions and social movements. That is why this summer we’ve been hard at work building alliances with labor. Today it’s my great honor to announce that the Movement for a People’s Party is partnering with Socialist Organizer to launch the Labor-Community Campaign for an Independent Party.

                Last month we hosted a series of hugely successful labor forums in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. More than a hundred labor organizers from those forums have already joined the campaign. And just last night the Labor Fightback Network representing hundreds of labor activists across the country unanimously voted to endorse us. Our campaign is labor’s greatest break with the Democratic Party in years and we need you to join us today!

                Many unions and labor leaders believe that we need a new party and that it’s a question of timing. By bringing together hundreds of members and leaders across many different unions and progressive organizations, we can excite and inspire more unions, organizations and activists to join us in building the major new party that the majority of Americans are calling for. We can show that working people are ready.

                The campaign is inspired by a pathbreaking resolution passed at the AFL-CIO’s 2017 national convention that calls for a break with “lesser of two evils politics.” The LCCIP will have the twin goals of building labor-community assemblies that run state and local candidates beginning in 2019, and advancing the creation of a Labor Party Advocates that brings together many more unions for a new party.

                Remarkable union organizers and progressive activists are already partnering with us. Al Rojas, who co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with César Chávez and is the national coordinator of the Driscoll’s Boycott Campaign. Donna DeWitt, the former president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO. Millie Phillips, the co-chair of the Golden Gate Chapter of the past Labor Party. Don Bechler, the chair of Single Payer Now.

                We want to show that supporters, members and leaders who are working with many different unions and progressive organizations support building a major new party. Whether you’re with SEIU, DSA, Our Revolution, the Poor People’s Campaign or any other union or progressive organization aside from MPP, add your name in support and cite your affiliation.

                This is groundbreaking work. We’re proud to be doing it with you!

                In heart and struggle,

                Nick Brana
                Founder and National Director
                Movement for a People’s Party

                     "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson