Berners Beware: The DNC is Already Strategizing For a Brokered Convention

Photo via Tom Perez on Instagram

Duane Townsend

Lauren Martinchek, Medium - January 26, 2020

We are rapidly approaching the first votes being cast in the 2020 democratic primary, and every current indicator points to the contest being between Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders. But with recent polls showing Bernie now in a lead outside the margin of error in both Iowa and New Hampshire, statistically tied with Biden nationally, and currently the favorite in California as well, it’s looking as though he has every shot of winning this nomination. I think it might even be safe to say Bernie is emerging as the favorite.

That being said, this also means that the work has only just begun, and moves coming from the DNC are already raising significant alarm bells.

Chairman of the DNC Tom Perez has nominated incredibly questionable choices to the Convention leadership. Dangerous choices that show a clear indication they are already planning on taking the democratic nomination away from Bernie at the convention.

Let’s begin with Barney Frank, nominated to the position of co-chair of the Convention Rules committee who has already had tension with the 2016 Sanders campaign because of his hostility.

In a 2016 interview with Slate, Frank said:

“Bernie Sanders has been in Congress for 25 years with little to show for it in terms of his accomplishments and that’s because of the role he stakes out.”

Frank also said that he thinks Bernie’s voters “don’t have a very realistic sense” of the political process.

In other words, Barney Frank essentially holds the same view of Bernie as Hillary Clinton, Neera Tanden, and all the other DNC elites who rigged the primary process against him last time. Not only that, but evidently his supporters are unrealistic because we expect that our politicians should be beholden to voters as opposed to big money interests. ...
Read full report at Lauren Martinchek, Medium

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