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Blame the DNC if Serious percentage of Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Not Back Hillary Clinton

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Don't Assume Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Back Hillary Clinton If She's The Nominee. The DNC has poisoned the well, especially for the next generation.

The day after the New Hampshire primary I wrote an article about superdelegates:
Bernie Didn't Win New Hampshire. No Joke.
Huge crowds, Huge winning margins don't matter if the Democratic Party rigs the election. If the Democratic party's superdelegate system is not ended, the Democratic party will not be a viable part of the future.
I received a decent about of pushback from people saying not to worry, that it would work out in the end like it did for Obama. Wow, were they wrong. Very day you see the mainstream media using Hillary's super delegate count to suggest that the race is over, that she is so far ahead of Bernie his pursuit of the presidency is hopeless. That is what the DNC and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz want. Understandably this is hugely pissing off Bernie supporters. They are pissed at the DNC. They should be.

I'm hearing from a lot of people who support Bernie Sanders that they will not vote for Hillary if she becomes the primary candidate and I blame the DNC and Democratic party conservative insiders.

I'm not saying "if she wins" because the DNC and the Democratic establishment has been so undemocratic, coordinating with the mainstream media, using the artificial, top-down superdelegate vote to make it look like Hillary is a sure thing. And don't you dare stupidly tell me that the superdelegates are not important at this stage. The mainstream media are synergizing with the conservatives in the DNC to make it look like Bernie Sanders has already lost and is a loser.

Samantha Jo Roth, writing for the says,

"I will never support Hillary Clinton," said Adam Burch, 28, of Minneapolis. "I identify as a socialist. She stands for everything that I'm against. It's Bernie or nothing."

Burch isn't alone. He's part of a group on social media called Grassroots Action for Bernie that has promised to support only Sanders in the election, using the hashtag "BernieorBust" to spread its message. Similarly, 50,000 people have signed an online pledge to write in Sanders' name or vote for the Green Party candidate in the general election if the former Secretary of State wins the nomination.

If that happens, some in this crowd are willing to go a step further in the general election and cast their ballot for Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

"I would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in a heartbeat," said Patt Coltem, 60, of St. Paul. "She's just too shady. She's a pathological liar."

The latest CNN/ORC poll shows Hillary's negatives are the highest ever, at 55%. Bernie Sanders, in that poll has a higher positive than ever, even higher than Bill Clinton.


Roth writes, in her Huffpo article,

A CBS/New York Times poll released in January found less than than half of Democratic voters nationwide said they would enthusiastically support Hillary Clinton if she were to become the Democratic nominee. Fourteen percent would not support her in the general election...

But other polls have shown that up to 30% of Sanders supporters will not support Clinton, staying home, voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, writing in Bernie Sanders or voting for Trump.

If the DNC succeeds in rigging the primary so Hillary wins becomes the candidate, it will further damage the Democratic party brand and cost America the bright future that a Bernie Sanders presidency, with real change, promises.

I can't write this article without mentioning DNC leader Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. This troll has done more to damage the Democratic Brand, for people who are inclined to vote Democrtic than anyone in recent history. Her recent position, supporting payday lenders, is so offensive to Democratic principles that she should be summarily fired from her job. And that should be just the start. Tulsi Gabbard should be appointed to replace her, to make up for the damage done. Gabbard will probably start by setting up fund raising events that Bernie Sanders will guest host, to raise money for other Democratic candidates and the DNC, since Wasserman-Schultz has failed to do that, setting up Hillary as the only fundraiser Democratic candidates owe support to.

Personally, the profoundly undemocratic, offensive approach the DNC has taken has clinched it for me. I will not vote for Hillary. Will you?

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