United States corporate Democrats ban Bernie Sanders

This video from the USA says about itself:

10 June 2018

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) voted Friday to ban Bernie Sanders from running for President in 2020.

These Clintonite corporate Democrats look very much like ‘Democrats for Trump‘. It seems like they have not learnt anything from the 2016 election. When, according to polls, Bernie Sanders would have beaten Trump. While the candidate of the Democratic right wing, Hillary Clinton, was not seen as an attractive alternative with her warmongering and links to Wall Street and to women-oppressing absolute monarchies.

It seems that the Democratic right wing would not mind four more years of Trump. Four more years of climate denialism and pollution. Four more years of endless wars. Four more years of racism. Four more years of whitewashing of nazis. Four more years of sexism. Four more years of homophobia and transphobia. Four more years of Trump and other billionaires getting richer and poor people getting poorer. The corporate Democrats at least seem to mind all that less than they mind Bernie Sanders beating Trump in the 2020 election.

Bernie Sanders, now, according to polls, the favourite to win the 2020 Democratic party nomination (except in dishonest polls which exclude Sanders).

The DNC voted to change its rules and bar anyone from running in the party’s 2020 presidential nomination without being a Democrat at the time of announcing one’s candidacy. This rule will prevent Sanders, an independent, from running.

Freebeacon.com reports: In 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) ran an unexpectedly competitive primary campaign against Hillary Clinton despite being an independent, and the DNC’s rules and bylaws committee appears to have this in mind with the new rule, Yahoo News reports. Sanders’ supporters are interpreting the move as a sign of spite.

“We just came off a devastating presidential loss in 2016. It would seem to me the actual impetus would be to expand the Democratic party. I just for the life of me don’t see any motivation for this beyond personal spite”, said Mark Longabaugh, who was a senior adviser to Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

Sanders is an independent who has identified as a democratic socialist and caucuses with the Democratic Party in the Senate. … he ultimately decided not to join up, remaining an independent in the Senate.

The rule may not affect Sanders himself if he does decide to run in 2020, however. He has typically chosen to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination in Vermont Senate races to fend off Democratic opponents and then has declined the Democratic nomination, running in the general election as an independent. The Vermont Democratic Party has supported this strategy and ruled he enjoys the “rights and privileges” of a party member.

But the decision is still a move toward exclusivity in the party, which is a criticism Sanders’ supporters have trumpeted on the party’s newly formed Unity Reform Commission.

“I don’t have any worries that Bernie Sanders could meet the criteria to run as a Democrat in 2020, but it always puzzles me that there are some Democrats who want to do this and promote this”, Longabaugh said. “I scratch my head and ask why they would want to make the party more narrow and more exclusive.”

Sanders’ former campaign manager said the Democratic Party should not be excluding the “millions” on the left who aren’t in the party.

“Do they really want Bernie and millions outside the party?” Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign manager Jeff Weaver said.

On Saturday, the last day of the rules and bylaws committee meeting, members will vote on whether to keep superdelegates, the unpledged delegates in the primary that Sanders and his supporters said favored the establishment. The pro-Sanders faction of the Unity Reform Commission have demanded superdelegates be eliminated from the process, and some think that is now more likely given the new requirement for party membership. …

Sanders is running for re-election in Vermont this year. He is expected to win the Aug. 14 Democratic primary by a wide margin.

This video from the USA says about itself:

DNC Has Asinine New Anti-Bernie Rule

11 June 2018

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) adopted a new rule on Friday aimed at keeping outsider candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from trying to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

The new rule, adopted by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, requires all Democratic presidential candidates to be a member of the Democratic Party, Yahoo News reported.

A presidential candidate running for the Democratic nomination must be a member of the party, accept the Democratic nomination and “run and serve” as a member.

Read more here.

Former FBI director James Comey pleaded with Democrats Sunday not to veer toward the “socialist left”: here.

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