They say the enemy of my enemy is my friend. So it is that many of us who can think of few worse things than a Hillary Clinton presidency find ourselves feeling some affinity with Bernie Sanders and his supporters.
War erupted Friday in the sleepy Democrat primary race, when Sanders staffers were banned from accessing the Democrat National Committee database after it was revealed a Sanders digital staffer looked at private Clinton campaign information by exploiting a glitch in the system. The Sanders campaign charged the DNC with being in the tank for Hillary and filed suit against the DNC in federal court to regain database access.
Friday evening, Sanders supporters took to Hillary Clinton’s Facebook page to voice their frustration both with Hillary Clinton and the DNC — even threatening to take down the Democrat party.
I have a feeling you’ll like this.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters descended upon Hillary Clinton’s Facebook page Friday amid a massive war between the two campaigns involving the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The Sanders fans are accusing Clinton and the DNC of being un-democratic as talk swirls that Sanders might run as an independent. Clinton and Sanders are meeting in New Hampshire Saturday for a weekend night debate.
The DNC banned the Sanders campaign from accessing its computerized voter data after it was revealed that a Sanders digital staffer looked at private Clinton campaign information by exploiting a glitch in the system. In response, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said that the campaign is going to sue the DNC in federal court.
Meanwhile, hundreds and potentially thousands of Sanders supporters are swooping into social media to let Hillary Clinton “feel the Bern” in the comments sections on her most recent posts.
Even after the Democratic National Committee agreed this morning to allow the Bernie Sanders campaign to regain access to voter files, the top comments on Hillary’s recent posts continue to be pro-Sanders/anti-DNC comments.
In the past 24 hours, it seems that anti-establishment sentiment on both sides of the aisle has been further inflamed — on the GOP side, by the outrageous giving-away-the-farm Omnibus bill, and on the Democrat side, by what’s perceived as a strong-armed attempt to shut out the underdog in favor of the established monarchy.
Interesting times, folks.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]