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DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession

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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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In an attempt to head off an ugly conflict at its convention this summer, the Democratic National Committee plans to offer a concession to Sen. Bernie Sanders — seats on a key convention platform committee — but it may not be enough to stop Sanders from picking a fight over the party’s policy positions.

Allies of both Clinton and Sanders have urged Democratic leaders to meet some of Sanders’s more mundane demands for greater inclusion at the Philadelphia convention. Their decision to do so is expected to be finalized by the end of the week, according to two people familiar with the discussions. But growing mistrust between Sanders supporters and party leaders have threatened to undermine that effort.
DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession


Viva la revolución!


May I celebrate with the Sanders supporters for a moment?

We won a convention concession! The revolution was not in vain.

Pop some champagne and party like it's 1999!


As the Sane Progressive points out in the video below, it doesn't really seem like Sanders tried to win. Was he complicit in giving Clinton the nomination?


www.youtube.com...




posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

In an attempt to head off an ugly conflict at its convention this summer, the Democratic National Committee plans to offer a concession to Sen. Bernie Sanders — seats on a key convention platform committee — but it may not be enough to stop Sanders from picking a fight over the party’s policy positions.

Allies of both Clinton and Sanders have urged Democratic leaders to meet some of Sanders’s more mundane demands for greater inclusion at the Philadelphia convention. Their decision to do so is expected to be finalized by the end of the week, according to two people familiar with the discussions. But growing mistrust between Sanders supporters and party leaders have threatened to undermine that effort.
DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession


Viva la revolución!


May I celebrate with the Sanders supporters for a moment?

We won a convention concession! The revolution was not in vain.

Pop some champagne and party like it's 1999!


As the Sane Progressive points out in the video below, it doesn't really seem like Sanders tried to win. Was he complicit in giving Clinton the nomination?


www.youtube.com...


Was that what he was running for? A seat on an important DNC committee?

I wouldn't vote for any of these candidates but I actually LIKE the old man. I just hope he doesn't accept this concession, I think he can make much bigger waves.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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Senator Sanders brought important elements into the US Presidential Election process.

There aren't many folks who can make that claim.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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Last I heard, he isn't out yet. Mathematically maybe, but he seems to be determined (last I saw) for a contested convention.

My how the tables have turned. Remember when it was supposed to be the GOP convention that was contested? Hehe....too funny.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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Sure you didn't mean Concession Stand??



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

In an attempt to head off an ugly conflict at its convention this summer, the Democratic National Committee plans to offer a concession to Sen. Bernie Sanders — seats on a key convention platform committee — but it may not be enough to stop Sanders from picking a fight over the party’s policy positions.

Allies of both Clinton and Sanders have urged Democratic leaders to meet some of Sanders’s more mundane demands for greater inclusion at the Philadelphia convention. Their decision to do so is expected to be finalized by the end of the week, according to two people familiar with the discussions. But growing mistrust between Sanders supporters and party leaders have threatened to undermine that effort.
DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession


Viva la revolución!


May I celebrate with the Sanders supporters for a moment?

We won a convention concession! The revolution was not in vain.

Pop some champagne and party like it's 1999!


As the Sane Progressive points out in the video below, it doesn't really seem like Sanders tried to win. Was he complicit in giving Clinton the nomination?


www.youtube.com...


Screw the DNC, Sanders should go all in or go home. He has an excellent chance of knocking Hillary off her golden outhouse seat.

Cheers - Dave



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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Sanders was the left's sheep dog in this race. He rounds the fringe end off from the Green Party or staying at home. Then he delivers his herd to the democratic powers that be.

good boy Bernie, good boy...hears your treat



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Gazrok
Last I heard, he isn't out yet. Mathematically maybe, but he seems to be determined (last I saw) for a contested convention.

My how the tables have turned. Remember when it was supposed to be the GOP convention that was contested? Hehe....too funny.


Hillary Clinton is also out of it mathematically. Neither of them can get to the required number without super-delegates, which aren't bound.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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originally posted by: PsychoEmperor

originally posted by: Gazrok
Last I heard, he isn't out yet. Mathematically maybe, but he seems to be determined (last I saw) for a contested convention.

My how the tables have turned. Remember when it was supposed to be the GOP convention that was contested? Hehe....too funny.


Hillary Clinton is also out of it mathematically. Neither of them can get to the required number without super-delegates, which aren't bound.


Sad that a 3 million plus vote difference isn't more significant.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: Profusion
Sounds like a mighty small bone to throw to Sanders, the dog that is staying in it to the end. He probably won already if there hadn't been cheating by the DNC and Hillary.
Throw him a tiny bone Debbie (his followers have shown to be a very emotional and sometimes violent bunch), but come convention time, you might wish you had thought a little harder about that.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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Wonder if they stipulated he MUST pledge support to Hillary !!!

There must be a catch somewhere.




posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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He will also leave a lot of stragglers behind that will go and vote for Trump. The DNC dug themselves a huge hole this election by basically shutting out all Bernie supporters and leaving them feeling cheated. People will vote out of anger this election and there will be a lot of them including myself.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

If he had an excellent chance why hasn't he done it already? You're right he had his chance.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

Sad that a 3 million plus vote difference isn't more significant.



Here an interesting little fact:

Why Clinton’s Claim Of Having 3 Million More Votes Than Sanders Is A Total Lie


This is due to the fact that primary races don’t just feature voters going out and casting a ballot. Instead, several states opt to hold caucuses where a group of representatives vouch for their candidate. The candidate with the most representatives in the room wins in that district, and the candidate which wins the most districts is the winner of the state.

One interesting feature of this alternate method of primary choosing is that actual individual votes are not gathered, thus, no votes go to the winning candidate. Bernie Sanders has tended to win most caucusing states. Though Sanders may sweep a state, sometimes taking more than 70 percent of the caucus vote, these numbers do not translate to individual popular votes, thus adding nothing to the overall tally. These are states with millions of Sanders supporters, who, due to the system in their state, are not counted among the millions in competition with Clinton’s big number advantage.



source

More of the HRC machines spin!


edit on 20-5-2016 by AlaskanDad because: code snafu

edit on 20-5-2016 by AlaskanDad because: clean up and added tittle



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: PsychoEmperor

There are over 780 delegates left. Hillary has 1768 without super delegates. She's not mathematically eliminated. But she also does have those supers so the finish line is clearly in sight. You can't ignore the superdelegates count just because you don't want to. They will be included in the final count bound or unbound. They're not going away.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

As an example there's.....I'm serious. What did he bring?



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: Gazrok
He can only contest if neither has reached 2382 delegates.
He can't contest if after the first vote Hillary wins. Then it's join up or don't but he's out.
edit on 5202016 by Sillyolme because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Gazrok
He can only contest if neither has reached 2382 delegates.
He can't contest if after the first vote Hillary wins. Then it's join up or don't but he's out.

There is the rioting option for Bernie's followers.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

Why?

The DNC pretty much screwed the guy?

Why doesn't Bernie Sanders get 5,000 superdelegates?

Why can't he get 1,000,000 corporate lobbyists as superdelegates?
What is the point of voting when the DNC can just rig the election for who they want to get nominated?
The Undemocratic National Committee is more like it.

At least the Green Party and the Libertarian Party don't rig their nomination process for a particular candidate.

Doesn't Jill Stein have similar policies to Bernie?



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: PsychoEmperor

originally posted by: Gazrok
Last I heard, he isn't out yet. Mathematically maybe, but he seems to be determined (last I saw) for a contested convention.

My how the tables have turned. Remember when it was supposed to be the GOP convention that was contested? Hehe....too funny.


Hillary Clinton is also out of it mathematically. Neither of them can get to the required number without super-delegates, which aren't bound.


Sad that a 3 million plus vote difference isn't more significant.


It could be...all Sanders has to do is run as an independent in November. His supports would easily get the massive number of signatures required. A true alternative to Trump or Clinton would make it the most exciting election in recent memory. Bernie just needs to remember he's running to keep people like Trump and Clinton out of the White House and he doesn't really owe anything to the Democratic Party the way he has been treated by it.



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