The DNC Leadership and the leaders of centrist organizations raising an hysterical fuss about Bernie Sanders current and imminent lead in the Democratic party is not, mostly about politics or electability. I don't believe that. There may be a few centrist House members in Trump red districts who are at risk, but overall, I believe that Bernie Sanders at the head of the ticket will HELP elect down-ticket candidates and HELP take back the Senate and strengthen the Democratic domination of the house, as well as help down ticket state and local level candidates.
The real reason there is a panic is because there are a lot of powerful influencers who will not be so powerful or influential after Bernie is elected. Once Bernie is elected and becomes head of the Democratic party-- a thought that makes many insiders' heads explode, one of the first things he will do is to get rid of Superdelegates and do all he can to influence who wields power in the party. It will not be a cakewalk. He will be butting heads with Centrists like Nancy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer and Chuck Schumer. But I am certain he'll do all he can to purge the people who gave us Superdelegates, opposition to medicare for all and the idea that Hillary or Joe Biden could be winning candidates. I'm sure he will purge the DNC and the Democratic leadership of lobbyists and do all he can to influence the elections, at the state level, of party leaders.
I really believe that the current party leadership would enthusiastically steal the election from Bernie, outraging tens of millions of voters, in order to protect their "deck chairs on the Titanic." The NYTimes has already reported that 93 superdelegates they contacted would do damage to the party in order to stop Bernie. I think I've described the real reason why. They want to protect the influence and power that Bernie seriously threatens.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)