A Bernie delegate at the DNC however said that there are in fact seat fillers at the convention. According to him, this was done to create a false appearance of “unity.” Any Bernie supporters who left their seats, even if they were just going to the bathroom, weren’t allowed back to their seat – because it’ll be filled by a paid Hillary “supporter,” he speculated.
Source: The biggest story at the DNC NO ONE will report (so we will) – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com
Another black eye for the Democratic Party as Bernie Sanders announces a huge change. As the Democratic National Convention is in full swing former candiate Bernie Sanders has confirmed to reporters that he will return to the United States Senate as an Independent. The Senator from Vermont has held the office since January 3, 2007.
Source: Bernie Sanders Has Left The Democratic Party – Conservative Outfitters
OK. He wasn’t a Democrat before he ran for president. He only became a Democrat because he figured it was his best chance at winning. Third parties don’t have a good track record, and the dems are closer to socialists than anyone, so it was a logical choice. This isn’t really a black eye for the dems. Being that close to socialism should be.
Democratic National Convention officials have stripped party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of a speaking slot at the event next week, according to CNN.
The move is in response to emails leaked late last week by WikiLeaks.
Approximately 20,000 DNC emails were shared with the public. A number of them paint staffers, including Wasserman Schultz, in a negative light by suggesting they were biased against Sen. Bernie Sanders. In one, Wasserman Schultz labeled Sanders’ campaign manager an “ass.” In another, she opined that he wasn’t going to become president, even before the process had been formally settled. Worse for her, she was presiding over senior aides who plotted to undermine Sanders, the emails reveal.
Source: DNC strips Wasserman Schultz of convention speaking slot | Washington Examiner
I’m not real sure anything in those emails was really news. It is very damning evidence, but let’s face it… Bernie won a few states that he didn’t get the delegates for. I’m not sure if he had that it would have made a difference for him, but the man was screwed either way. It was made very clear that Hillary Clinton was the chosen one, and nothing was going to stop that, including the voters. And there has not been a lot of public outrage about it. Yeah, I’m sure the outrage is there, but do you think the media is going to highlight that?
From Federalist Papers:
Bernie’s supporters tend to complain about the unfairness of the Super Delegate system, nearly all of which have pledged to Hillary Clinton. It’s practically insurance for the Democrat establishment to nominate the candidate of their choosing. But when it comes to the Democrat establishment securing the nomination for Hillary – that’s just the tip off the iceberg.
Zero Hedge reports:
While Bernie Sanders’ supporters and independent media outlets have exhaustively pointed out that corporate media’s fatuous prattling over Hillary Clinton likely tipped the elections in her favor, we now have solid proof— leaked emails show the DNC colluded with mainstream outlets to heavily favor Clinton.
As the mainstream largely directed attention to the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s strategy to oppose Donald Trump, this collusion to steer the narrative in Hillary’s favor appears to have gone unnoticed, as US Uncut reported. But this series of leaked emails show a meticulously plotted coordination between DNC narratives touting Clinton, rather than Sanders, as if she had been the presumptive nominee from the outset — precisely as activists and fair elections advocates had suspected.
Source: HUGE: Leaked DNC Emails PROVE Nomination Was Rigged…
Via The Blaze:
As first reported by Newsbusters, Sanders was asked by Univision’s Leon Krauze to explain how socialism has failed the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, refused to comment, instead saying he was focused on his own presidential campaign in the U.S.
“I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States,” Sanders said.
Krauze pressed the presidential candidate and asked if he had an opinion on the dire situation in Venezuela.
“Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign,” Sanders responded.
Source: Whoa: Univision asks Bernie about socialism’s failures, his response is STUNNING… – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com
And he can’t answer because it might hurt his campaign! He can’t let the minions think what he wants for America is the same thing as what they have in all those places!
“Well, that’s fine. He can have his point of view,” Sanders said. “But cigarettes are causing cancer, obviously, and a dozen other diseases. And there is almost the question as to why it remains a legal product in this country.”
Source: Sanders ponders legality of cigarettes – POLITICO
This quote is in response to taxes on sugary drinks like soda, where Sanders believes it is a regressive tax that causes already poor people to spend even more if they want to buy a soda. He does not agree this is the same for cigarette taxes… because cigarettes cause cancer.
Apparently, sodas just assist with obesity.
Actually, Bernie… it also ties in to diabetes and many other illnesses… including cancer.
Look, I don’t care… if you want to smoke a cigarette while drinking a 48 oz soda, that’s on you. It won’t matter much after the government gets more and more control over healthcare anyway, because they’ll have the right to tell you, at that point, what you can and cannot drink or smoke. I’ve never been a fan of trying to control people’s habits via an extra tax anyway. It’s just a way of getting more money out of the people while telling them they just really caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare about them. Horse manure. If you smoke two packs a day, you’re going to pay the damn tax – while cursing a lot – because you have an addiction that is on the level of heroine addiction. And the government knows it is easy money. It isn’t helping you quit smoking. And taxes on sugary drinks aren’t going to make you put the soda down, either. And really, the government is just fine with that.
Because of the way the Democratic Party of Wyoming distributes delegates, each candidate will get 7 pledged delegates. So right off the bat, they’re at a tie. But Wyoming also has 4 superdelegates, and all of them have previously announced that they will vote for Hillary Clinton, which means Hillary is walking out of Wyoming with 11 delegates. Bernie only gets 7, even though he technically won the state.
A candidate needs 2,383 delegates to secure the nomination. If not for the superdelegates, Bernie would actually be giving Hillionaire a run for her money.
It’s a close race, if you take away the superdelegates. But the Democratic Party elites want Hillary, and they’re going to make it happen. And that, Bernouts, is why Bernie will never be the Democratic nominee. Come on. Say it with me. “Rigged.”
Full article: Bernie Sanders Wins Wyoming, Hillary Clinton Awarded More Delegates
Just try to tell me the Democrats are not only taking part in this election for show. They’ve already decided who the nominee is.
Of course, the GOP isn’t much better. I guess we’ll see what happens at the contested convention, seeing as how Paul Ryan is already appearing to air campaign ads.
And here we sit trying to convince people that this is a democracy (it isn’t) and your vote counts.