Power of Story
Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   No comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Democrats Emerging From Philadelphia Divided

By       Message Scott Galindez     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 7/31/16

- Advertisement -

Reprinted from Reader Supported News

Bernie supporters rally outside Democratic convention in Philadelphia
Bernie supporters rally outside Democratic convention in Philadelphia
(Image by Ruptly TV, Channel: Ruptly TV)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

The glitz, the glamour, and all the lofty speeches did not tell the true story of what happened in Philadelphia. Bernie tried to bring his supporters into the fold, but as I wrote in the past, they are not sheep. The Democratic Party is divided. Filmmaker Josh Fox talked about the cultural differences between the supporters of the campaigns. He nailed it: the Clinton delegates were dressed in suits and expensive dresses, while the Sanders delegates were in shorts and t-shirts.

Ding, ding, ding ... That's it; that explains everything. Let's test Fox's theory with the differences on the issues.

- Advertisement -

Minimum Wage

Sanders delegates want $15 an hour now. Clinton delegates have no issue with getting there eventually, but they think it would be better to work our way up to $15. Let's face it, they make more than $15 an hour already. The Sanders supporters know what it's like to try to raise their families on less than a livable wage. They are not willing to wait.

Single Payer Health Care

Most Clinton delegates have good jobs that include health care benefits. Many of Bernie's delegates know what it's like to have no health care. Many know what it's like to be underinsured and not go to the doctor because they can't afford the co-pay or premium.

Free College Tuition

There is more common ground here. The middle class is also struggling with college debt. That is what led to the compromise on the platform plank. Sanders supporters still believe a public education should be free, from kindergarten through college. I think Clinton supporters agree, but don't think we can afford it for everyone. The compromise was free college education for everyone whose family makes less than $150,000. I hope a family with more than one child isn't punished and forced to pay the full ride for all of the kids.

I think it's the economic issues that separate the delegates, so we will move on. The new Democratic Party leadership had better fix the class divide that is developing in the party or they'll risk losing this November.

- Advertisement -

Click Here to Read Whole Article

- Advertisement -
 

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

Endgame: How President Trump will go Down by Joel Joseph (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump is Now the Leader of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis by Rob Kall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Charlottesville: A gun in his face, but he got the photo by Greg Palast (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Counter-Couture: Hippie Funk & Flash, and the Summer of Love -- What We Can Learn by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Terrorist Who Beat Deandre Harris With A Pipe in Charlottesville Found On Social Media. Posted by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth by Paul Craig Roberts (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Ft. Lauderdale's studious spring-breakers now inconveniently handcuffed to ...? by Dwayne Hunn (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump Unwittingly Right about Violence 'on Many Sides' by Mike Rivage-Seul (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

After Charlottesville: If You Fire a Fascist, You Are a Fascist by Ted Rall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

How War Pollutes the Potomac River by David Swanson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump defends white supremacist/neo-Nazi violence, says "alt-left" also to blame by Daily Kos (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Face Down The Antifa and Alt-Left Framers by Rob Kall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and Why the US Civil War Never Ended by John Wight (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Why of "White Supremacy" by Andrew Schmookler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

White supremacists celebrate President Trump's muddy remarks about the Charlottesville riots by Abdus-Sattar Ghazali (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

America's Liberal Establishment Enables White Nationalist Organizations to Recruit by John Spritzler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Saudi Arabia wants out of Yemen war: Mid East Eye by Abdus-Sattar Ghazali (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Upcoming Russian military exercises a prelude to invading a NATO country? Simply absurd by Dave Lefcourt (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Ten Years After Financial Crisis, Our Elites Have Learned Nothing by Dean Baker (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Make America Hate Again by Robert B. Reich (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Getting Real About Why We Have Wars by Terry Sneller (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Charlottesville driver an agent provocateur? by John Peebles (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Is Anything the Moral Equivalent of War? by Tom Engelhardt (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Messages of Forgiveness from Heather Heyer's Parents by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Review of Martin Nowak's Super Cooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed by Don Smith (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular

- Advertisement -

Classics of Liberal Thinking

Progressive Radio Links