Is The DNC Poised to Sabotage Bernie Again?

As Bernie continues to surge in the polls heading into the Iowa Presidential Caucus’ on February 3rd with almost a 4% lead on rival Joe Biden, one can’t help but wonder if 2020 will be a repeat of 2016 for the Sanders campaign.

After initial reports from DNC Chairman Tom Perez, confirmed that former Clinton operatives are being named to crucial committee posts that will oversee the rules and party platform at this summer’s presidential convention in Milwaukee. Wisconsin.

The announcement by Perez caught many Sanders’ supporters by surprise, and then quickly turned to anger after Perez announced the individuals picked to head the committees.

Former Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts along with John Podesta, both of whom were key players in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, in fact, Podesta served as Clinton’s campaign manager.

Sanders supporters are especially leery of a repeat performance by the DNC’s open hostility to the populist Democratic/Socialist’s radical agenda and are concerned that the DNC will once again purposely sabotage Sanders’ chances of winning the nomination, despite the fact that some polls have the independent Vermont senator leading the pack going into the crucial election cycle.

While the Sanders campaign didn’t directly respond to the appointment of former Clinton surrogates, Nina Turner, the national campaign co-chair for independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, called the move “a slap in the face,” adding, “If the DNC believes that it’s going to get away in 2020 with what it did in 2016, it has another thing coming.”

Yasmine Taeb, a DNC committee member and a supporter of the senator’s 2016 presidential campaign, acknowledged to The Hill, that “there’s a very small number of appointments of allies to Sen. Sanders.”

Adding, “The appointments also include individuals that are outright hostile to Bernie Sanders and his supporters,” she added. “It’s not the message the DNC should be sending to the grassroots right now when we’re all working aggressively to defeat the racist in the White House.”

DNC National Press Secretary Brandon Gassaway responded to the growing frustration among Sanders’s supporters stating through a press release that only a “small fraction” of those who would ultimately make up the full committees.

Adding, “The remaining appointments will be made based on each state’s election results. 2016 presidential preference was not considered for this convention’s appointments. We are grateful for these appointees’ commitment to the party and look forward to an energized convention where we will nominate the next president of the United States.”

Which sounds all well-and-good, if you ignore the treasure trove of leaked documents by WikiLeaks of 2016 emails and personal correspondence between then DNC honcho’s looking to subvert the Sanders campaign on behalf of  Hillary Clinton.

In one series of emails dated May 21st, 2016, DNC Deputy Communications Director Mark Paustenbach writes to his counterpart DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda regarding how to construct an anti-“Bernie narrative” focusing on the fact that he “never ever had his act together.”

In another email dated May 5th, 2016, DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall attempted to position Sanders’ in a negative light focusing on Sanders supposed atheism.

Marshall, of course, is careful not to name Sanders by name in the email stating; “It might make no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in God?  He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points of difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

In yet another email exchange dated May 19th, 2016, this one from the DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Miranda and Paustenbach, she writes, “The Israel stuff is disturbing,” in reference to a linked Washington Post article which states:

“Sanders plans an aggressive effort to extract platform concessions on key policies that could prompt divisive battles at a moment when front-runner Hillary Clinton will be trying to unify the party. Among other issues, he plans to push for a $15 national minimum wage and argue that the party needs a more balanced position regarding Israel and Palestinians, according to a Sanders campaign aide who requested anonymity to speak candidly.”

Fast forward to 2020, and you’ll hear from party watchers that Perez and his team had nothing to do with the disastrous 2016 convention regarding the outright bias by DNC leaders favoring Clinton over Sanders.

However, with Sanders rising in the polls and a bubbling Biden dealing with past corruption scandals, Sanders’s supporters are becoming increasingly uneasy.

8 Replies to “Is The DNC Poised to Sabotage Bernie Again?”

  1. Harvey

    It is NOT a question of if but when! The DNC is NOT going to let this socialist senile old fool be their selection for a possible President. NO American wants THIS COUNTRY turned into a Venezuela. Trump would crush this jack ass and they know it!

  2. Stephen Weiss

    of course the Democrat party is going to eventually do away with Sanders. They owe some alligence to Biden who made them all rich, and graciously stepped aside to allow Hillary’s failed run against Trump. They all know that Hillary’s baggage of lying, Epstein, Weinstein, Bengazi, Comey/Lynch, illicit servers and the Clinton foundation are all death by a thousand cuts to nominate her….Sanders is a Socialist, an admitted, and unapologetic Socialist, and would happily destroy America; Warren is a devious Liar, which should make her popular in the Democrat party, but the whole phony Indian stuff and scamming isn’t anything she can escape, plus, she doesn’t even remotely look Presidential…so they are stuck with Biden and will bend over backwards to cover up whatever dealing were going on in Ukraine with his weird Son..of course with the help of the media. Trump will make a fool of Biden in Debates, yet the Democrats are committed to run Biden so buh bye Bernie…the others Bloomberg, a rich big mouth, who will be a spoiler from any Democrat chances, and Steyer…duh, no legitimate ideas, just babble,who cares. They shouldn’t waste their money, but rather do some good, somewhere, anywhere with it rather than just feed their bloated egos.

    • Legally here

      Sanders present himself as a socialist but he is hardcore communist. Wait to feel the black boot of suppression on your neck if he get the highest seat in this country. If Russia is such a desirable country to live in. How come so many Russians are living in America. Just ask yourself. Why is it that people are coming with the boat load to America’s shores? Because this country is still the best, we have freedom. Although the so called House Democrats have us one step closer to total communism (not even socialism).
      The Republicans better watch out the pressure will become unbearable if they do not squash communism that is being practiced in the House of Representatives.

  3. Legally here

    Yes they are. They are going to put dizzy Joe up not Bernie. But what is the difference anyway. They are both old white man. Old grumpy and boring.

  4. Dryden Wonne

    Bernie is a nasty old Bolshevik wealth and class envy peddler and knew all along that he has no chance of securing the democratic nomination. At best, he serves as a Judas sheep luring his Bolshevik comrades into the Democratic Party fold, knowing he can make a fortune running for president and mooching off the democrats to facilitate his scam. When it is all over, he will no doubt buy a few new dachas on some lake in Vermont or maybe even move in next to the Obamas on their new ocean front property.

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