And Operation Chaos 2016 may add to the mess!
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders predicts that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he presses his progressive platform planks: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.”
If the upcoming California primary is any indication, the Democratic Party could get messier far sooner. Both former President Bill Clinton and Sanders held rallies in the San Diego area this weekend.
Sanders’ first rally had at least 10,000 attendees.
“I’m running for president because we are going to create an economy that works for all of us not just wealthy campaign contributors,” Sanders said at yet another of his massive rallies, this one in Kimball Park with a crowd estimated at 10,000.
He said the goal of the campaign was ending “the rigged economy.”
The next day, a rally was held in a community just north of San Diego. Local blogger W.C. Varones braved the progressive crowds to see Sanders, and reported that the line to get into the event was 1/2 mile long.
Interestingly, Sanders’s main selling point to the over 6000 people who came was that he could beat Donald Trump in November…unlike Hillary Clinton.
Sanders concluded a two-day campaign swing through San Diego County today by speaking to an estimated 6,500 cheering fans at the Rancho Buena Vista High School stadium in Vista. Attendees began lining up outside the venue early Sunday morning to secure their spot in the stadium.
“I think the objective evidence is very clear that in virtually every national poll and every state poll, we defeat Trump by larger numbers than does Secretary Clinton,” Sanders said to a roaring crowd. “So I say to every Democrat in this country and those delegates who are going to the convention in Philadelphia, if you want the strongest candidate to make sure that Trump does not become president, we are that campaign.”
In contrast, Clinton only drew “hundreds” for an address given in a high school gym.
However, the elite media’s projections show a nearly opposite enthusiasm gap in this race. An Eyewitness News poll conducted by SurveyUSA and published by ABC shows Clinton will win big on June 7th.
The poll results, released on Monday, showed that Clinton would defeat Sanders 57 percent to 39 percent. The results of the poll showed that Sanders continues to lead among the youngest voters, while Clinton leads by 12 points among voters age 35 to 49.
…Clinton has majority support among every income group, while Sanders leads by 2:1 among first-time primary voters.
Sanders’ supporters are fighting back, as they sense independent voters would like to weigh in for their candidate. A federal lawsuit has been filed alleging widespread confusion over the state’s presidential primary rules and asks that voter registration be extended to the day of the state’s primary.
“Mistakes are being made,” said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who filed the lawsuit Friday.
…Unlike statewide primaries — where voters now choose any candidate, no matter the political party — the presidential contests are controlled by the parties themselves. Democrats have opened up their primary between Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to voters that have no political affiliation, known in California as having “no party preference.”
The lawsuit alleges that some counties have not done an adequate job of informing “No Party Preference” voters that they can choose ballots from the Democratic Party, American Independent Party, or the Libertarian Party.
Finally, there is an “Operation Chaos 2016” that is arising. I have talked with several California Republicans, and quite a few have indicated they are re-registering as “No Party Preference” so they can cast a vote for Sanders.
Barry C. Jacobsen, another San Diego area blogger, is one of them.
“Because Donald Trump is already the GOP nominee, I am re-registering so I can vote for Sanders. The Clintons are corrupt to the core. Sanders is a happy warrior for progressives, and I respect him more for being honest about his agenda.”
Jacobsen isn’t the only Republican I have heard making this remark, either. Rush Limbaugh, originator of the first Operation Chaos, predicted this development in January as it became obvious that Hillary wasn’t gliding through the nomination process as planned.
Strap yourselves in for some exciting and unpredictable results this June 7th, which could make the convention in the “City of Brotherly Love” substantially less nice, less quiet, and less gentle.
(Featured image courtesy of W.C. Varones.)DONATE
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