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They told us that we were conspiracy theorists and that the DNC was neutral when it comes to this primary.
You literally tried to dig up dirt on Bernie Sanders, you literally tired to attack him for being an atheist.
I am who I am. What I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we're all in this together, that I think it is not a good thing to believe as human beings that we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people. This is not Judaism, this is what Pope Francis is talking about -- that we cannot worship just billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that
A new trove of leaked emails seem to show that top officials at the Democratic National Committee openly mocked and criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary race against Hillary Clinton -- a startling revelation that raises questions about the Democratic Party’s impartiality and an issue that could play out poorly at the party’s convention this week in Philadelphia.
WikiLeaks posted close to 20,000 emails and 8,000 attachments Friday sent or received from top Democratic officials that seem to suggest the committee’s chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other higher ups tried to tip the scales in Clinton’s favor. WikiLeaks dubbed the document dump the “Hillary Leaks series.”
Sanders has repeatedly claimed that he thought the system was “rigged” during the primaries.
In one email, DNC staffers were looking for ways to blunt Sanders’ popularity with Democrats. In a May 5 email, a DNC employee asked a colleague to collect information on his religious beliefs – claiming it might sway voters in West Virginia and Kentucky. In that particular email, Sanders name was not mentioned but he was the only other candidate in the race at that time against Clinton.
DNC chief financial officer Brad Marshall wrote, “This would make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
Stephen Hayes, a columnist at the Weekly Standard, told “Special Report” on Fox News that the emails show a clear pattern of Wasserman Schultz and the DNC “thumbing the scales’ in favor of Clinton and scheming for ways to “thwart” Sanders.
"There is no right more basic to democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders."
We’d like replace the second bullet under the CBS poll with this bullet. The “note” in the new bullet indicates the problem that we don’t have the right data. It’s a long bullet but it’s factually correct. Thoughts? • The poll showed that more than 80 percent of Democrats would vote for either Secretary Clinton or Senator Sanders in the general election. According to an accompanying story in the New York Times, “Democratic resistance is less widespread than it was in the 2008 primary.
While 72 percent of Mr. Sanders’s supporters say they would vote for Mrs. Clinton this fall, a Times/CBS News survey taken in early May 208 found that only 60 percent of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters said they would vote for Barack Obama in the general election.” [Note: neither the New York Times story nor the poll itself provided what percentage Of Secretary Clinton’s supporters would vote for Senator Sanders if he became the nominee]
DNC Talking Points: Democrats Overwhelmingly United Polls continue to show that Democrats are overwhelmingly united and excited about both of our candidates. By and large we’ve had a great primary, with substantive candidates whose vision to move America forward lines up with the values of the American people. And we’re going to come out of our convention more unified and stronger than ever, while Republicans are disillusioned and discouraged with their dangerous and divisive candidate, rest Of their party.