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Is the Democratic Establishment Backing Trump While Rigging the Nomination Against Bernie and Tulsi?

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This is the question that was asked by a great many DNC/CDP members last weekend as they tried to understand the scheduling debacle that pitted the Democratic National Committee Meeting in San Francisco against the California Democratic Party meeting in San Jose (one to three hours away, depending on traffic). On the two main days for both events, August 23rd and 24th, attendees had to choose which to attend and which to miss. It turned out that the CDP did better on overall attendance than the DNC. When Tom Perez spoke, there were about a hundred delegates in the DNC ballroom. The crowd significantly increased when Bernie spoke. At the CDP meeting, the crowd in the general sessions ranged between about 300 and 500.

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As Bernie was about to speak at the DNC Friday afternoon meeting, Kamala Harris's supporters loudly walked out of the hall and continued to make noise outside in a seeming attempt to drown out Bernie. One might think this would create disfavor with the DNC. However, most party leaders said they were supporting a Harris/Warren ticket, leading some progressives to wonder if this was an officially- -sanctioned affront against Bernie. The DNC was in charge of the microphone volume and there no lack of security to handle the problem.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who gave up her DNC career to back Bernie Sanders in 2016 is the candidate the establishment most fears. Tulsi has more than met the debate criteria in the number of unique donations and in poll numbers in 26 of the most respected national polls, but the DNC, fearing she will take down another Establishment candidate, is refusing to let Tulsi into the third debate against candidates who have lower polling numbers in most polls and significantly fewer unique contributions than Tulsi has. The problem (or maybe plan) is that the smaller "DNC approved" polls have mostly been avoiding polling over the last month as a block to allowing Tulsi into the third debate.

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Bernie activists who have reportedly learned that the DNC plans to go after him, once Tulsi was out of the way, chose not to take things lying down. Tulsi is the only candidate with a history of having Bernie's back. Several activists went to party leaders and asked point blank whether blocking popular candidates like Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders from being nominated would be worth a second term for Donald Trump. To the surprise of the activists, leaders spoken to were clear that holding Bernie and Tulsi to the contract they were forced to sign before the first debate was more important than fairness and beating Donald Trump. Some leaders talked about which candidates they planned run in 2024 if Trump was re-elected. An assistant to one of the party bosses, who asked not to be identified for fear of losing his job, pointed out that the DNC actually makes more money as a result of anger about Donald Trump's Presidency than they would if a popular progressive, such as Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard, became President. One person pointed out that a ticket with Warren and Harris would be labeled progressive and the expected loss would be used to McGovern or kill the progressive movement within the party.

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Tulsi Gabbard had been re-deployed prior to the DNC meeting and was only able to attend by pre-recorded video. Interestingly, at the DNC meeting, her table was placed in a corner away from everyone. The supporters at her table were told to sit there like good little children. One Tulsi supporter broke the mold and handed out copies of Senator Mike Gravel's endorsement letter of Tulsi Gabbard inside the DNC meeting. The letter on Gravel's stationary called Tulsi "the most qualified and prepared candidate." At the CDP event, the Gabbard supporters weren't sitting in a corner. Everyone who attended the larger CDP meeting received a copy of Gravel's endorsement letter and other literature in support of Gabbard. It was reported that over one thousand pieces of Tulsi literature were distributed to Democrats attending the CDP Executive Board meetings and caucuses. The attendees there were greeted by a giant volunteer-printed banner at the ballroom door at both general sessions. Top-behind-the-scenes DNC leader Bob Mulhulland was seen studying Tulsi's military picture on the banner.

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The treatment of the press at the DNC event was rather interesting. The ballroom there was divided into two sections with the press at the back. DNC members could just walk in and out of their section of the room but the press section had metal detectors with guards searching bags and repeatedly running wands over reporters as if they were terrorists. The CDP meetings were significantly more relaxed. No metal detectors, wands or searches.

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Taking considerable floor time at the final CDP floor session was the issue of whether it was OK for Israelis to detain and torture Palestinian children. The fact that there was an argument between two sides to this issue on the floor shows how far the Democratic Party has fallen. At one time, the Democratic Party was seen as the party of peace. Now it is generally viewed as the party of war, pitting peaceniks Tulsi and Bernie at odds with the Democratic Establishment

At the CDP meeting, there was a great deal of dissatisfaction. According to past and current officials, the standing committee membership is less diverse than ever before. To fake diversity, a single individual fitting multiple categories was treated as multiple people. Most disabled people were cut from the standing committees. Supporters of one of Chairman Rusty Hick's opponents were summarily thrown off any committees that could make a difference in the party's positions on in the election. Five of the supporters of Berniecrat Daraka Larimore-Hall, who had been long-standing members of the Voter Services Committee, reported being suddenly removed without explanation. These were the most active Voting Services Committee members in terms of trying to improve voter integrity and protect the rights of voters. When questioned about the removals, Committee Chairman Jess Durfee said it was Rusty who had thrown these Berniecrats off the committee and that there was nothing he could do about it.

The priorities of the Voters Services Committee have changed as well. Removed from the goals were diversity and integrity of the vote (as in making sure all registered voters could vote regular ballots). Removed as a lead subcommittee chairman was a party delegate who had pushed through a call for expanding voting rights to felon prisoners and ensuring that registered voters were not disenfranchised due to election oddities. Instead, that subcommittee chairman was relegated to being a secondary assistant below the subcommittee assistant chairman on the subcommittee to which he was assigned this year.

There was some talk of a lawsuit over the committee assignment questionnaire. There were two sex-related questions, one of which demanded to know the sexual orientation of the applicants. All those who refused to answer on the grounds that it violated their privacy were denied committee positions. Also denied standing committee positions were all civil rights attorneys and all criminal defense attorneys.

People fed up with the Democratic Party have encouraged both Tulsi and Bernie to run together as independent candidates. Tulsi especially has cross-party appeal for independents. Bernie is popular across the board as well and many view them as an unbeatable ticket, no matter what their political affiliation. Most Americans are independents or third party members by almost a two to one margin over the registrants of either of the major parties. However, because their Congressional seats are considered critical to fighting the military industrial complex and Wall Street, it is doubtful either Tulsi or Bernie will run as an independent.

 

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Israel does not torture children. Use of the word "torture" is just another example of cheapening and weaponizing language and history, as in the free-wheeling use of concentration camp, holocaust, Nazi, Hitler and such. (Odd, how it's always Third Reich analogies, never Stalinesque or Maoist.) As for Democrats plotting Machiavellian-like to undermine its Democrat candidates, they are not that clever. Never have been. Their past is Tammany Hall and Chicago Mayor Daley blunt thuggery.

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I have not read this piece.

Therefore, I won't address anything but your first sentence. I surmise there are dozens of ways to torture children without ever laying a hand or any device on them. We do it here everyday; so does Israel; it's perpetrated nearly everywhere.

One example could be to allow them to drink lead-laden water and live on with irreversible brain damage.


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No it just kills them.

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What are your thresholds for use of words such as war crimes? Is there a scale of increasing severity? Is it age dependent? Does the crime depend on which state commits the crime?

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The New York Times long ago attributed the saying, "One death is a tragedy. A million dead is a statistic" to the Soviet tyrannt Stalin. Broadly, I suppose the deliberate killing of even one defenseless soul in war is a war crime.

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The New York Times long ago attributed the saying, "One death is a tragedy. A million dead is a statistic" to the Soviet tyrannt Stalin. Broadly, I suppose the deliberate killing of even one defenseless soul in war is a war crime.

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Israel intentionally shoots Palestinian kids in the legs for protesting Israel's treatment of them, which leaves them crippled and maimed for life.

Yes, Israel absolutely tortures children.

Gazans suffer life-shattering injuries when border protests turn violent

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They are not kids. They are adolescents prompted by their cynical elders to remonstrate in front of the media. Deliberately provoking Israeli security with rocks meant to inflict bodily harm. Shooting them in the legs is a mercy. At Kent State where similarly inspired young know-nothings generated enough abuse to break the discipline of National Guard troops who fired straight into the thick of them.

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Shooting them in the legs is a mercy.

You are insane.



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What is "911Truth"?

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I saw where the Monmouth poll came out today with Warren, Sanders, and Biden tied at 20% each. What a joke. 20 contenders and only 256 people polled. That's not a poll. Sanders fills stadiums with 100 times as many.

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Re dick.

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The Title is odd - Democratic Establishment backing Trump?? Of course not. But Dem Party failed to make an optimal choice (following film maker Mike Moore's strategy!) Find a white male American movie star who has money and friends with money, who is "liberal" and has played heroes of American VALUES. PERSUADE Tom Hanks or George Clooney or Kevin Costner to run. Offer spoils of victory to any of the 24 who really know the areas of their big spending ideas! Experience argument is bullshit - Trump has no governing experience and MAGAhatties voted for him - 60 million of them. Could Trump beat the Captain who saved Pvt. Ryan or Sully?

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I think the title is actually almost entirely direct.

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After 2016 I find it mind boggling that anyone expects the DNC to treat anyone who doesn't belong to the party elite ruling class as worthy of their consideration. They don't serve the public interest in any way shape or form. They serve capital. Period.

If Tulsi and Bernie don't understand that by now, they are not terribly bright.

We will not get meaningful change from the Democrats. Ever.That's why I keep imploring people to get involved with the Green Party. Everyone says they can't win in this system. Well clearly, neither can any candidate that wants to buck the system from inside one of its barely distinguishable two parties. So why not join a party that reflects your values and needs more people to build it into a force to be reckoned with? Quit wasting your time on the Democrats. They are not going to change.

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I supposed we should use every means available for a peaceful revolution...first. Of course they will never honor the vote that rips their hands from control of the banking systems, government and the military...

Lately it seems that the elites are burning bridges before they even cross them. They are becoming predictable. That's bad news for their Tyrant class.

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I understand the awful point about allowing children - or anyone - to drink leaded water. I understand "torture" literally as in Inquisition, Gestapo dungeons, Hanoi Hilton, water boarding. The deliberate infliction of physical torment.

Trump is the consequence of a cultural revolution. Mrs. Clinton's "Deplorables" and Obama's God-fearing gun toters reacting with extreme anger. A massive, rage-filled reaction to decades of mounting Liberal excess. No other explanation seems to fit.

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The explanation is global neoliberlaism that is extracting wealth from working people and transferring it to the Wall St. corporate banking class. The Democrats no longer represent labor as they did in the pre-Clinton era. Labor has no representation in government. Both parties' sole agenda is the expansion of Western capital at the expense of people and the environment.

After being kicked to the curb by both parties and the DNC shutting Bernie's 2016 presidential bid down, working people decided to give a giant middle finger to the Washington crowd that has screwed them over and voted for Trump.

As Chris Hedges has written, the only way to get the Trump supporters back is to reintegrate them into the economy. I'm not holding my breath for that to happen while the current crowd of misleadership is in control.

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I could have not stated it better or more concise. It is no longer a government of WE THE PEOPLE, it has become a government of them, the corporations.

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It's really clear that the Democratic Party is corrupt. If 2020 is a repeat of 2016, then look for a massive change in 2024. Could be good, could be bad, but it's coming.

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The Democratic establishment knows a winner when they see one. They want to be on the winning side and make America gag again.

You have a problem with that?

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It's not that Bernie and Tulsi aren't that bright, it's the system that only allows two parties to get exposure either through debates and the media, and both of those work together to filter out who do not fit the fold of a puppet to do the bidding of the corporate masters.

The DNC is now using the polls to keep Tulsi from gaining not only self-exposure but damaging exposure to candidates chosen by the DNC masters. One must have noticed the supposed certified polls are conducted by the "news" media who have either given glaring coverage to those they are told to "sell" or demonize those they are told to keep out. The polls simply reinforce their results.

The end result will be once again the DNC will back the worst of the lot Harris and Warren. Neither one will work for the people but will do the bidding of their masters and the people be damned.

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PITIFUL. isn't it, Dennis. Keep on fighting.

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I haven't voted for a Democrat since 1980, for Carter's re-election attempt; the only Democrat with integrity in my lifetime. Though Carter had his transgression too, he was a futurist president with the country interest, not his personal gain to benefit.


The Clinton's are one of the biggest brown-stains on American underwear and the globalist stooge Obama's run a close second. Debbie Wasserman Shultz needs to see a prison cell for her Treasonous crimes and surprised she has not suicide-d herself for Kill...er Hillery.


I will NOT vote for any of the current Democrat presidential candidates, with one exception of Pete Buttigieg, who has the character, leadership skills and compassion the current Socialist POTUS King Con Don does not possess.



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If Tulsi is pushed out of the running, Bernie should invite her to run with him as VP. There is something very disturbing about top DNC leadership. It puts its own neoliberal ideology over what is best for America at this critical time. Wittingly or not, they are a party to the Republican coup that is underway.


https://aseyeseesit.blogspot.com/2019/05/coup-detat-slow-undoing-of-our-republic.html

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Oh yes, that would be the top "Democratic Establishment" in the House - the "too timid to ever impeach" Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far refused to impeach two Republican presidents (W Bush/Trump). Her refusal "to impeach" has surely supported and emboldened the two Republican Presidents to obtaining new heights of "absolute power" (e.g., W Bush launches a "preemptive war" against Iraq and lies to congress and the American people to do so) "on her watch" (e.g., Bush Thirty Five Articles of Impeachment - "Fraudulenet Justification" Article II). Pelosi most certainly has made/makes the Democrats look weak in power with the Republicans retaining and building their ruthless, arrogant, anti-Democrat agenda while remaining in majority or minority power. 9/11 - #SeekingJustice.

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"At one time, the Democratic Party was seen as the party of peace". Was this before President Wilson or after FDR?

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The Democrats were the party of peace three times: in the final days of FDR when he experimented with his concept of partnership with the nations fighting for liberation from colonialis, in the last days of JFK's life when he intimated that he wanted to reverse the plans for SE Asia and and when George McGovern ran in 1972 to stop the genocidal experiment in Vietnam. Other than that, they have been the party of war since the rabid Indian killer Andrew Jackson founded the party in the 19th century. Remember, although he lied, Nixon ran as the peace candidate against the Happy Warrior a/k/a the lying stiff, Hubert Humphrey. WIlson first tested the concept of a war economy when he rolled the dice on WWI. Financially it paid off enormously and WWII - really nothing more than a continuation of WWI with a few cast adjustments - became a certified act two.

But full-time war officially became the foundation for US economic policy the minute the genreals installed Truman in the Oval Office and plans were laid out for Korea and Vietnam. Been that way ever since. The US went from 1st to as low as 40th in measurements of well being as huge percentages of our tax revenue go straight to MIC. We've been following that dogeared blueprint for a feudal state on the make for three quarters of a century.

So the next time an effete, ranting democrat starts blaming everything going awry in his shitty life on Trump, just state offhandedly - It's the military stupid - and walk away.

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My feeling is that FDR was murdered, but I do not know how it could be proved at this point in time.


I think that Nixon was setup because the criminals around him knew he would stickup for them.


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No problem for Bernie in going independent. His Senate term in any event doesn't expire until 2024. And the Senate Democrats could have real trouble kicking him out of their caucus if he's key to a Democratic Senate majority in the next Congress.

Tulsi's another matter. She'd have to risk her House seat, where she's already being seriously primaried, to go independent with Bernie. And she's less important to a House Democratic caucus than Bernie is in a much smaller Senate, so she could be blackballed even if she managed to keep her House seat.

Does Tulsi really want to return to the next Congress? I wonder. That 12-hour or more Washington-to-Honolulu commute can get a little wearing after a while. Maybe she'd rather spend the next two years running for Governor, considering that it will be an open seat (due to term limits) in 2022. But in staunchly Democrat Hawai'i, which doesn't have a habit of electing an independent like Bernie, there are only so many bridges that Tulsi can burn. She's also literally half Bernie's age with a lot of future ahead of her and I can't imagine her wanting 2020 to be her last hurrah.

In any event, Tulsi has a much tougher decision to make than Bernie does.

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"Most Americans are independents or third party members by almost a two to one margin over the registrants of either of the major parties. However, because their Congressional seats are considered critical to fighting the military industrial complex and Wall Street, it is doubtful either Tulsi or Bernie will run as an independent." No time left on the Doomsday Clock for fighting imperialism in Congress. Now is the existential moment for Sanders and Gabbard to push all chips to the center and go for it. They can, and should, do it.

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Pragmatic, terse, and on target. Good to see you again, John. And still a night owl.


Mind you, I would not like to see Sanders in the Oval Office. Much too old and frantic.


Headed for a PBR brown water gunboat reunion next week. Not my war, I came at it from the air as a door gunner, but edited a memoir of someone who captained a flotilla of PBRs in Long Binh province, "Upfront and Personal." Afloat or aloft, we are a band of brothers.

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Thank you Eric. But as you know, my feelings about the "band of brothers" stuff is pretty distant from yours. I have just finished reading Archimedes Patti's masterful tome, "Why Vietnam?," Charles Fenn's bio of Ho Chi Minh and the well researched account of the events at the end of WWII which led to the US invasion of Vietnam: "The OSS and Ho Chi Minh" in prepartion for the completion of our script, "The Elephants." That invasion was nothing to celebrate and if the compulsion to stage a reunion of combatant is too strong to suppress, then it should be orgainzed with the aim of making retribution to Vietnam civilians whose families were victims of war crimes...starting with My Lai. The band of brothers thing is one of the contributing themes to insuring that an endless stream of young, naive and jobless youth enlist in hopes of belonging to something larger than themselves. It's the same urge among inner city teens circumscribed in hopelessness that leads them to join gangs. Amongst wiser and more prosperous adults it's juvenile, IMHO. As a veteran, the closest I came to that was as a graduate student when I joined Vietnam Vets Against the War, way back when.

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I know we differ sharply on Vietnam and politics in general, but it doesn't bother me. Your clarity of mind and prose are compelling. As is the strength of your conviction. Enough to make me pause and reflect. Add extraordinarily gifted film maker and I cheerfully become an acolyte.The Max Hastings book, "Vietnam: an epic tragedy 1945-1975" sums up with 'neither side deserved to win.' That'll do for me. Hastings put me in the book.

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D'accordo... giusto.

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Thank you Eric. But as you know, my feelings about the "band of brothers" stuff is pretty distant from yours. I have just finished reading Archimedes Patti's masterful tome, "Why Vietnam?," Charles Fenn's bio of Ho Chi Minh and the well researched account of the events at the end of WWII which led to the US invasion of Vietnam: "The OSS and Ho Chi Minh" in prepartion for the completion of our script, "The Elephants." That invasion was nothing to celebrate and if the compulsion to stage a reunion of combatant is too strong to suppress, then it should be orgainzed with the aim of making retribution to Vietnam civilians whose families were victims of war crimes...starting with My Lai. The band of brothers thing is one of the contributing themes to insuring that an endless stream of young, naive and jobless youth enlist in hopes of belonging to something larger than themselves. It's the same urge among inner city teens circumscribed in hopelessness that leads them to join gangs. Amongst wiser and more prosperous adults it's juvenile, IMHO. As a veteran, the closest I came to that was as a graduate student when I joined Vietnam Vets Against the War, way back when.

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