The coronation of Queen Hillary isn’t going exactly as planned. Her unfavorable ratings are stubbornly high, and she’s even beginning to fall behind Trump in more than one poll. And of course there’s that looming possibility of an indictment…
Not surprisingly, Democrat Party leaders are shifting nervously in their sustainably-upholstered chairs…because they may be facing an even bigger problem at the convention: a violent revolt from Sanders supporters.
CNN reports, Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before.
Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display (last weekend) as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos.
“I was not able to stop these people for doing what they did,” Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told CNN. “Apparently they’ve done it before. …. This group of about 100 were very vocal, and I can’t describe it — disrespectful doesn’t even explain it, it was worse than that.”
Boxer is hardly the lone Clinton supporter to experience such harassment on the campaign trail. Several top Democrats told CNN publicly and privately that the energy and enthusiasm of Sanders supporters has at times descended into incendiary attacks that threaten to tear apart efforts to unite Democrats against Donald Trump. Several female senators told CNN the attacks have been misogynistic.
WAIT! Stop the presses! How can that be? Everyone knows it’s conservatives who hate women!
What’s more, many Democrats fear that if Sanders does not rein in his supporters, the same ugly scene that occurred in Las Vegas last weekend could replicate itself in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Despite calls for it from Party officials, Sanders has not issued a formal apology and in fact has vowed to stay in the battle “until the last vote is cast” at the convention.
Some leaders, such as California Senator Dianne Feinstein thinks Sanders should actually drop out of the race before the final June 7 primary giving Clinton a chance to “pivot” to the general election ahead of the July convention.
“I think it would be most regretful if there becomes a schism,” Feinstein said. “That’s what Donald Trump should want: a schism in our party. … It’s the responsibility particularly of Sen. Sanders to see that that doesn’t happen.”
Yes, we have similar problems on the other side, but don’t you enjoy this little moment of schadenfreude as we watch it happen to them? Go, Bernie, go!
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]