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California Primary and Convention could both be “messy” for Democrats

California Primary and Convention could both be “messy” for Democrats

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.

Sanders Vista Crowd

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.)


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American Human | May 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

I recall during the 96 Clinton race against Bob Dole that he had crowds in the tens of thousands too. I spent the entire month of October that year in Sicily and watched CNN coverage. They would show Clinton speaking to large and boisterous crowds hanging on his every word and cheering yelling and so on. They were outdoor rallies and the sun was shining brightly on him as he walked down the rope line with people jostling for position to shake his hand.
CNN would show Bob Dole speaking to a small room with maybe a couple of dozen people attending. It was a quite and reserved scene with almost zero enthusiasm for Bob Dole.
Now this is all happening for Bernie and being shown that way on TV. It seems to me that the rank and file Democrats DO NOT want Hillary Clinton to be their nominee. Bill Clinton attracting a quiet crowd of a couple of hundred in a gym somewhere vs. Bernie Sanders, attracting a crowd of tens of thousands, up on a stage with the sun shining and him pumping his fist.
It all seems so Deja-vu-ish.

It’s a helluva state of affairs when America is faced with THREE Collectivist pukes as the only party candidates for POTUS.

    Free State Paul in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Says something about the failure of Movement Conservatism, doesn’t it?

    A washed-up 20th Century ideology well past its sell-by date.

      Arminius in reply to Free State Paul. | May 25, 2016 at 1:45 am

      No, Paul, it says something about you. GOP voters have become no better than Democrat voters. You both want Constitution-shredding dictators, just with different and opposing friends and enemies.

      I bet it doesn’t bother you a bit that after lying his way through the primary about how he wasn’t beholden to any special interests because he’s rich enough to self-fund his campaign, Trump is now shamelessly fundraising.

      “…The deal, referred to as a joint fundraising agreement, will allow Trump and the party to hold events together and split the proceeds.”

      He never was self-funding. It was all a lie. The first hint should have been the “donate” buttons at the top and bottom of his web site. The second should have been the fact that his main contribution to his own campaign were personal loans. That meant he could pay himself back from those outside contributions he denied he was raising any time he wanted to. The third hint was that he was using his own properties such as his Mar-A-Lago club or Trump Tower NYC for campaign events an to rent campaign office space. And paying himself back from those outside funds he lied about raising by charging his own campaign hefty rents and fees.

      Trump lies routinely, habitually, about just about everything. Just like a Democrat. And just like Democrats, that’s fine with you Trumpsters. He’s got you pegged. He really could shoot someone in broad daylight on 5th Avenue and he wouldn’t lose his supporters. You’re all good cult-of-personality hero worshipers. You’d excuse it, tolerate, praise it, whatever it took.

      But like I said, Paul, that says nothing about movement conservatism. It says a lot about you.

healthguyfsu | May 24, 2016 at 11:59 am

“Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.”

Neither is Socialism, Berned one.

Sanders says “…we are going to create an economy that works for all of us…”

Really? Socialism? Is it going to “work for all of us” like it has worked for “everyone” in Venezuela? The dead dictator’s kids sit in a mountain fortress on top of billions pilfered from the public till. Elsewhere the country is out of electricity, toilet paper, beer, coca cola, sugar and now medicine. Rioters and vigilantes prowl the streets burning people alive for suspicion of petty theft.

Tell us Comrade Sanders, HOW will centralized control improve upon our economic system which has created the most massive increase in living standards ACROSS THE BOARD in the history of man? What other system has provided economic mobility like the free market system? How will tearing the rich down improve the outlook for the less rich?

This election is a sad disgrace. The Dims are running a corrupt felon and a delusional moonbat socialist. And The R’s are running an egomaniac progressive. WTF happened?

    princepsCO in reply to Paul. | May 24, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Incompetent and corrupt leadership in both parties, in which they are more concerned with feathering their nests rather than helping grow the economy and liberty, and an educational system more bent on socialist propaganda than learning.

      Paul in reply to princepsCO. | May 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Indeed. What is it, 8 of the 10 richest counties in the US surround Washington, DC. How disgusting, virtually nothing is created there.

      The worse it gets, the more I come to believe an Article V Convention of States is the only hope.

        Free State Paul in reply to Paul. | May 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm

        As a native of the Washington suburbs, I take great offense at your remarks!

        We create huge value for the US:

        We create tens of millions of jobs for politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, accountants, lobbyists, consultants, journalists and other otherwise unemployable people. Imagine how the welfare rolls would swell if Washington didn’t do its part.

        We create wealth literally out of nothing when we write loopholes and waivers into laws and regulations, thereby providing clever entrepreneurs with new ways to generate income.

        We promote small businesses like tax preparers, financial advisers, political consultants, media advisers, political newspapers and blogs, and the like that employ many entry-level workers and provide opportunities for career advancement.

        We enable legacy industries like defense contractors, ship builders, banks, insurance companies, factory farms and pharmaceutical companies to survive in an increasingly competitive global economy.

        We facilitate and optimize the flow of finances from the overly productive segments of the economy to segments that have experienced inadequate internal rates of return.

        In short, Washington and its suburbs are the economic engine of our great nation. Show us some respect.

    gibbie in reply to Paul. | May 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Parents who send their children to government monopoly public schools because it’s cheap and easy.

i re-registered here in #Failifornia, just so i could vote for Bernie and against Shrillery.

in November, i’ll be voting for Trump