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The Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philly

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Cheers and applause filled the Wells Fargo Center. While thousands went wild, several hundred, well, just went. “We were never welcome here, we were never wanted here,” Sanders delegate Felicia Teter told the “Democracy Now!” news hour as she walked out. “The people’s voices are not being heard, and still the people’s votes are not being counted. We are going to show the Democratic Party that if they will not have us and they will not welcome us into their party, then we will leave, and they will lose to Trump. And it will not be our fault. It will be their fault, because they did not listen to the people. ... They simply ignored us. They shut us down.”

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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