Monday, May 09, 2016

Democratic convention host warns Sanders supporters to "behave themselves" once he loses the nomination.

Courtesy of The Hill:  

The chairman of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for this summer’s Democratic National Convention said supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have to “behave themselves” when the Vermont senator loses the nomination. 

During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Ed Rendell, a former Pennsylvania governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, laid out his vision for how the convention would play out. 

“I think it’s gonna be a great convention, but of course the key to it is the Sanders people. Bernie’s gonna have his name placed in nomination; we’re gonna have a roll call; there’s gonna be a demonstration in support of Bernie; he’s gonna lose the roll call,” he said. “His supporters have to behave and not cause trouble. And I think they will, and I think Sen. Sanders will send them a strong message.”

I like how Rendell does not even bother to pay lip service to the possibility that Sanders might win the nomination. Just a simple "He's gonna lose the roll call" now don't be dicks about it. 

92 comments:

  1. 66gardeners4:06 AM

    Nobody knows how this will play out. The best case scenario is for Sanders to motive his supporters behind Hillary Clinton defeating Trump. Sanders' platform should be part of the democrats' overall platform.

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    1. Anonymous8:07 AM

      Maybe you have never been to a nat'l convention, but it's not about the candidates platform. Platforms are developed and voted on from meetings all over the country and voted on to see which supported changes are brought to the nat'l convention where the delegates from every state/voting district vote on those proposed changes. The convention isn't about presidential candidates getting their way and that goes for Bernie like every other Democratic presidential candidate that there has ever been.
      So no, it's not about Bernie's platform, it's about the platform that delegates are bringing to the table from all over this nation.
      I would suggest that anyone who is new to the Democratic NC ( and that includes Bernie) read the Roberts Rules of Order if they expect their voice to be heard it will be done in the proper manner or they will be removed quite quickly.
      Philly should be very fun this summer and it's not my first rodeo, but for those that it is should be well aware about the process before proceeding.
      BTW I have seen ideas come from caucuses in towns as small as a hundred people be brought up through the process to the nat'l convention, now that is truly democracy in action.
      Now if Bernie wanted his ideas brought up then he should have been involved in the Democratic party process starting in his own voting district and all the way up into the nat'l convention.
      Bernie Sanders does not have a voice at the convention, if Bernie wanted a voice then he should have come up through the process to be a delegate himself. Delegates are the ones that propose changes and vote on changes. It is quite an orderly ( and admittedly sometimes boring process-- I'm probably the weirdo for loving the process myself. But votes from delegates is the ONLY way the party platform changes, not from old men having tantrums.

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    2. Anonymous8:33 AM

      That's the best case scenario?

      How about Hillary gets indicted before the convention to avoid all this mess. That is an even better scenario.

      Hillary will not win the general.

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    3. Anonymous10:12 AM

      8:33 - who is going to indict her? You're crazy if you think Obama's DOJ will, especially as she broke no laws. But keep on dreaming!

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    4. Anonymous10:39 AM

      8:07 - Bernie Sanders is a super-delegate.

      Clearly there are many people here writing anti-Sanders things that really don't know much about him.

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    5. Anonymous12:35 PM

      @ 10:39 am
      Yes he is, and he will have one vote just like me at the convention. And if he wanted any platform changes he should have attended to party business for the last FOUR YEARS like the rest of us. He isn't anything special, he has one vote, platform changes are developed over FOUR YEARS and voted on at the nat'l convention. If Bernie wanted his ideas to be added to the platform they would have had to have been presented and voted on at many other levels in the LAST $ YEARS to be brought up at the DNC in 2016. Apparently most of what I said went directly over your head and that the rules in place the rest of us follow are for Bernie to follow also. By joining the Democratic Party last yr does not give Bernie Sanders dictator rights to the party.

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    6. Sanders supporters are well informed,independents who make their own decisions. He will not be able to tell us what to do nor does he want to. Many would have never been involved in the political process without Bernie, they never voted. We will not vote for Hillary, some will vote for Jill Stein and some will write Bernie in while others won't vote. Many are planning to go to the convention and there will be protesting. That is a right that should be protected. #BernieOrBust #DropOutHIllary

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    7. Anonymous12:38 PM

      8:07 - so what? Superdelegates don't write the platforms.

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    8. Anonymous2:30 PM

      Yes, Celia Harrison, it was so enlightening watching them educate small children and their mothers at a Clinton rally last week. Teaching by assault and threat is a new one for me, tho.

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    9. Anonymous6:30 PM

      If the Berners had any principals, they!d protest Trump.

      I read David acrosby's tweets and he's going to vote HRC over Trump.

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  2. Anonymous4:12 AM

    Asking Bernie's supporters to behave themselves is like asking Bristol not to get pregnant.

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    1. And there you have it.

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  3. Anonymous4:14 AM

    "Sanders' supporters will be brought to heel."

    Consider the source. Since leaving elected life, Ed Rendell has made his living from Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry. Sanders' agenda threatens Rendell's livelihood.

    In Feb 2011 "Rendell took up a position as Senior Advisor at boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co... Also in 2011, Rendell reportedly acted as a go-between for Range Resources Corp, an oil and gas exploration and production company, and then United States EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, regarding a Texas water contamination case; and has been a vocal proponent of shale gas extraction as part of a United States energy strategy."

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    1. Anonymous5:33 AM

      @4:14
      Damn straight!
      http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/02/05/ed-rendell-range-resources-obama-epa-texas-fracking-water-contamination-lawsuit

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    2. Anonymous12:38 PM

      We let anyone join the Democratic party, even socialists, republicans, and communists, liberals, progressives, conservatives.

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  4. Anonymous4:16 AM

    Sanders is using the convention and the time prior to the convention to weasel himself a job as Social Vice President of the United States of America . He needs his followers to help try to pull it off.

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    1. Anonymous10:10 AM

      He's going right back to the Senate. He was always just a stalking horse.

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    2. Anonymous10:35 AM

      I don't think so. We want Bernie as President or right in the senate where he can do good. Vice President has no power he can't make policy. If he would do that, lots of Bernie supporters still will not vote for her. She is everything we are against. Money, bribes in government, money, laundering accounts out of this country. War hawk, courting wall street. Everything for the rich and Israel,and nothing for us. We can give them everything at a drop of the hat. The lying, cheating the voter purging losing votes changing of peoples votes.
      Outright cheating everywhere If this does not bother you , you are part of the problem. We are not in it just to elect Bernie we are in it, to change the all this corruption. Bernie has woke us up, that we have to do something or it will be too late. We are in it for us, our children and grandchildren. Sorry if that offends you. I'm sure during the Revolutionary War, the Tories tried to tell them they that they needed to tone it down too.

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    3. Anonymous10:48 AM

      10:10 - You're using "stalking horse" entirely backwards of its meaning. If Sanders were a stalking horse candidate, where is the unknown candidate he was testing the waters for? That person would have emerged and taken over Sanders' platform in time to be on the ballot in the various states. Look it up.

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    4. Anonymous11:21 AM

      Bernie Sanders has no right to claim the vice presidency. Where has he been all of these years? In recent decades, the presidential candidate gets to choose his/her running mate. We've had almost eight yeas with the perfect pairing: President Obama and Vice President Biden. They like and respect each other, agree on policy matters and work well with one another. They're adults. I cannot imagine Bernie Sanders working well with anyone, except, perhaps, Jane Sanders. But Hillary Clinton, if she's the nominee, should not be fettered with an uncompromising, unpleasant and grumpy old man.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous12:36 PM

      10:48 - "A stalking horse is a figure that tests a concept with someone or mounts a challenge against someone on behalf of an anonymous third party. If the idea proves viable or popular, the anonymous figure can then declare its interest and advance the concept with little risk of failure. If the concept fails, the anonymous party will not be tainted by association with the failed concept and can either drop the idea completely or bide its time and wait until a better moment for launching an attack."

      - Bernie is the Naderite stalking horse! Bernie is hardly a household name.

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    6. "Social Vice President", what the hell does that mean. Bernie does not participate in the corrupt money laundering scheme of the DNC because he has the ethics to not participate, why would he even want to be vice president if HRC is elected? No, there will be a contested convention and Bernie supporters will be there.

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    7. Anonymous2:56 PM

      You have to laugh at people saying we need Bernie Sanders in the Senate.

      He has achieved nothing there.

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    8. Anonymous5:33 PM

      You guys are going to watch loser Bernie humiliated on national TV. What a movement! Great goals! /S

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    9. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Bernie is more of a Trojan horse than stalking horse.

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    10. AKRNHSNC3:40 AM

      @CeliaHarrison Bernie doesn't have anything to do with the DNC? You obviously know nothing about him despite being a supporter. He's attended fundraisers, given speeches, and taken money from the DNC raised by these fundraisers w/Wall St. execs. The DNC was Bernie's biggest donor to his Senate campaign. Where did the money come from? Wall St. Or do you think it's magically cleansed because it wasn't handed directly to him from a Wall St. exec? Bernie claims to be worth only $300k yet he owns two homes worth over $1M, with a mortgage of only $70k on the D.C. condo. They just sold Jane's mother's condo last year that hey had owned for years, receiving rental incomes from it. So someone with 3 homes sounds like one of the poor to you? The fiscally challenged that he claims to represent? He's a member of the D.C. establishment, having been there for 25 years and he had to play the games to get along and remain there. His past is filled with crap the GOP would use against him.

      Of course, you come here and spew your b.s. but you don't allow any comments on your blog that disagree with you. What are you afraid of?! Finding out who the real Bernie Sanders is?

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  5. Anonymous4:25 AM

    Jeesh. What wording! "Behave!" How condescending of him. That's not gonna go over well. Just saying'.

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    1. Anonymous7:57 AM

      +++++

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    2. And why should he be any less insulting and disrespectful than any of the Hillary supporters (including those on this board.)

      At least he's honest about "When he loses". It's been planned before the first primary vote was cast. They tied up all of the superdelegates for Hillary because they had already planned for her to win. That's why almost no one was running against her. It was a done deal. And he's confirmed it.

      Why even bother to have a primary?

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  6. Anonymous4:31 AM

    Chairman Rendell could be the poster boy for the 1% - what arrogance: do what you're told, little people.

    Not a shred of understanding for anything but their own fat-cat status quo boat which their paid-for Hillary won't rock.

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    1. He's not saying anything that hasn't been said right here on this blog.

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  7. Anonymous4:32 AM

    Unprogressive = Democratic party these days.

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    1. Anonymous10:10 AM

      I'm a progressive, and electing a woman in meta-Progressive. What party in the USA has ever done it? None! It's amazing! Thrilled to vote for Hillary in June in CA. Just got my sample ballot. Plenty of old hippies agree, like CA Gov. Jerry Brown & Tom Hayden. But I guess they don't pass your "purity" tests...right?

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    2. Anonymous12:39 PM

      Electing a woman IS progressive.

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  8. Raz Lemons4:35 AM

    So Democratic of you Gryph : / THe Republican party imploded, But it is time to Bern the Democratic party down and start over, They have forgotten what the hell made us Democrats in the first place : (

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    1. Anonymous8:22 AM

      "They have forgotten what the hell made us Democrats in the first place"

      yup.

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    2. Anonymous9:31 AM

      I agree 100%. The Democratic Party will become a victim of its own success. We've made great gains on civil rights for minorities, gays, etc. So now as the population of the persecuted group on the cause celebre du jour gets smaller and smaller, it will get tougher for people to remain distracted by it.
      Take transgendered people--the kerfuffle over bathrooms affects so few people that while people have opinions on what is right, I think its implications are more academic than practical for most people and while people are in favor of social justice, if they're voting for their own best interests, these issues are becoming only marginally relevant.

      Ultimately, the oligarchs who are controlling the Democratic Party for financial gains are going to be out of social issues used to distract people. At that point, can they prevent a revolution?

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    3. Anonymous10:07 AM

      I disagree strongly. The Democratic Party is far better than any other party in this century & last, Don't like money in politics? Then you'd better vote Hillary over Trump, because it has to be overturned via the Supreme Court.

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    4. Anonymous12:40 PM

      Well you are going to be sadly disappointed, the Democratic party is not going to be berned out at all. But, if Bernie doesn't like the party and the way it's run he can quit it like he's quit everything else in his life.
      And you are free to go and start your own party.

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  9. Anonymous5:08 AM

    I'm sensing that's a warning to Sanders that he'd better start controlling his fans right now.

    A real man would have done it months ago.

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    1. Anonymous6:03 AM

      "Real men" control others eh 5:08? How authoritarian of you.

      Nothing excites Hillary supporters more than the authoritarian language and posturing about putting people in their place: "bring them to heel", "we came, we saw, he died", "we could obliterate Iran", "they better behave", "he better control his fans", "They better fall in line", challenging the status quo is being "dicks about it".

      It's a sad thing for people who claim to be liberals that you're so devoted to a candidate who at her heart is autocratic and undemocratic.

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    2. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Actually, 6:03, Bernie uses authoritarian language constantly - the Great White (Grumpy) Father. Give me a break!

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    3. We will not be brought to heel nor will we sit down and shut up. We are going to be a part of the process, will not allow the Clinton meritocracy to control the election. We will point out all corrupt practices, we will act as if we still live in a democracy. Bernie does not control us. What you don't understand is this is a movement, the second wave of the Occupy movement. There are candidates popping up everywhere who are independent and able to think for themselves that care about this country and the conditions others live in. We do not have our heads in the sand.

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    4. Anonymous5:31 PM

      The Great White Grumpy Father owns the Berners all the way to living in fantasy. Sad. Unhinged.

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    5. AKRNHSNC3:44 AM

      It's so sad to see these delusional Berniebots who think there is going to be a revolution. They have no clue as to what a revolution is. Where were they in 2010 and in 2014 if they wanted to get things done? Nowhere to be found or heard from. They'll latch onto the next shiny object that comes their way and Bernie will be long forgotten.

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  10. Anonymous5:33 AM

    Ed Rendell sounds like another "limousine liberal" or now called neoliberal:

    On Salon.com today: Hillary is Trump’s dream opponent: Clinton is exactly the “limousine [neo] liberal” his coalition distrusts the most

    Trump scares too many voters to actually win. But he's facing an opponent who encapsulates what got him this far.

    "Bernie Sanders has been a beneficiary from the left of the same disenchantment with the bipartisan neo-liberal establishment. But he’s trusted to say what he means to do, which is probably why he consistently outdoes Clinton in defeating all Republican opponents."

    "Limousine liberals are history’s oxymoron, elites that undermine the status quo rather than defend it. Ironically the term was first used by a Democrat running for mayor in New York in 1969 to chastise his opponent, the sitting Mayor John Lindsay, who was indeed to the manner born, Yale educated, raised on Park Avenue, a high Episcopalian, once employed at a white shoe law firm, and, although a Republican, a proponent of civil rights reform, school busing, police review boards, and the War on Poverty and against that other war being waged in Vietnam.

    "Limousine liberals would be treated thereafter as champions of reform and upheaval as long as it didn’t inconvenience them. They stood up for the (black) poor but had no intention of bearing the cost of doing anything about their plight.

    "Not about to change the way they lived, they wanted everybody else to change, to have their kids bused to school, to shoulder the tax burden, to watch the racial and social make-up of their neighborhoods turned upside down, all the while safe in their exclusive neighborhoods, shipping their children off to private schools, sheltering their capital gains and dividends from the taxman, morally dissolute and irreverent, getting around town in limousines not subway cars."

    (Why Hillary had to be seen using one, not easily it turned out and the photo of her stricken face viewing a tiny senior apartment were classic "to the manor born" attitudes of the limo libs.)

    http://www.salon.com/2016/05/08/hillary_is_trumps_dream_opponent_clinton_is_exactly_the_limousine_liberal_his_coalition_distrusts_the_most/

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    1. Anonymous2:23 PM

      Nobody reads Salon.

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  11. The Bernie supporters could own that "behave" indictment and say they ARE behaving -- as responsible citizens -- who want their democracy back: trying to wrest the control of status-quo capitalist government from the entitled-acting neoliberals.

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    1. Anonymous6:58 AM

      Oh NO!!
      You're supposed to fall in line like the big, important man told you to!!
      Wouldn't want to anything crazy, like think for yourself!!!

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    2. Anonymous10:04 AM

      Barbara - or the Bernie supporters could embrace math reality and decide whether they wish to stop Trump or not.

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    3. Anonymous11:16 AM

      The Democratic primary rules were set in place years ago. Bernie Sanders obviously paid no attention at all to national politics prior to sometime in 2015 when he decided to use the Democratic Party as a convenient vehicle for his independent run for the presidency. One would think that Sanders would at least have been willing to learn the rules and agree to abide by them.

      And no, the Obama administration is not a "status quo capitalist government" run by "entitles-acting neo-liberals." President Obama won two highly contested presidential campaigns and defeated John McCain and Mitt Romney. Wow, when people become Sanders' supporters they seem to forget history and forego the real world.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Anonymous11:58 AM

      Nobody but Hillary lovers are buying your crap beaglemom. Everyone knows this was a heavily tilted primary before it even began. The heads of the DNC, esp Debbie should be called out on the mats for their collusion.

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    5. Anonymous12:40 PM

      11:58 - then what did Bernie become a Democrat? No one made him! He's such an opportunistic phony!

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    6. Anonymous1:23 PM

      Who cares when Bernie became a Democrat 12:40... what because he became a democrat later, he shouldn't get a fair shake?

      Bernie supporters should take a good long look at Hillary and the DNC, her fanclub, take note of how they are treating everyone but themselves.

      I will gladly campaign against Hillary to help insure her final political demise.

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    7. WE DON'T WANT THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS, IN FACT WE WOULD LIKE TO ELIMINATE EVIL COMPLETELY, WE WANT BERNIE! What is happening is the people who are informed about the history of the Clintons and the DNC are voting for Bernie Sanders and many of them are independents and Republicans. "Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?" by Barney Frank covers the recent history of the Dems including the Clintons. He discusses how Bill Clinton was working with Newt Gingrich to privatize Social Security and then Monica Lewinski came along and saved us from at least that Clinton Corporate/Republican move. Yes, Monica Lewinski is an American heroine.

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    8. Anonymous5:29 PM

      Bernie is a big fake; he used the Democratic Party. Anyone who votes for him votes for a con man.

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    9. Anonymous6:28 PM

      I cannot wait for the Bernie fan meltdowns when Bernie supports Clinton...good times ahead.

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  12. Anonymous5:40 AM

    Ed Rendell tells it like it is and people bloody well should listen. Infighting gets us no where and we have to stand behind who ever the nominee is. The Republicans will ruin this country and this is why it's so very important that we support our party. We re better than that!!

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    1. Anonymous6:22 AM

      Except Ed Rendell has decided already who is the nominee and is telling Sanders supporters to "behave and not cause trouble", not to select a nominee at the convention then stand behind whoever the nominee is. It's troubling people don't see the difference.

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    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      @5:40 says:
      "Ed Rendell tells it like it is and people bloody well should listen."
      YUP!

      “They’ve handled the email issue poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly,” said Edward G. Rendell, a former governor of Pennsylvania and a supporter of Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy. “The campaign has been incredibly tone-deaf, not seeing this as a more serious issue. She should have turned over the email server at the start, because they should have known they’d be forced to give it up. But at this point, there’s nothing they can do to kill the issue — they’re left just playing defense.”
      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/us/politics/hillary-clintons-handling-of-email-issue-frustrates-democratic-leaders.html

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    3. Anonymous12:08 PM

      Yes, and Rendell was equally awful to Obama and his supporters in 2008

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    4. Really? "Whoever" the nominee is?

      There were only THREE Democrats running and one dropped out pretty early. It's only been two since.

      And it's all a dog and pony show.

      Hillary has been the nominee from the beginning. That's why they gave her all of the Superdelegates before the first primary.

      It's why Bernie has been ridiculed and insulted and disrespected. It's why his supporters have been told to shut up and vote for Hillary or they are fucking children.

      Why should this condescending piece of shit not express exactly what has been said and worse all along.

      How dare anyone oppose the golden one. How dare anyone question the chosen one. How dare anyone criticize in any way she who must be obeyed.

      It was a done deal before any of this even started. Bernie had the effrontery to try to make it an honest contest and he and his supporters have had nothing but grief ever since.

      Bernie is still fighting. But if I was a supporter I wouldn't bother attending the convention. The outcome was decided before any of the primarire were held. It serves no purpose to go and be publicly abused and humiliated by the Democratic leadership, egging on Hillary's supporters to join them.

      Yeah, the Republican Party is dead. And it's been replaced by the Democratic Party.

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  13. Anonymous5:40 AM

    This is EXACTLY how you lose an election.
    What a fuvking clueless idiot.
    45% of all Democratic ballots cast in the primary are for Bernie.
    But no, go ahead and alienate them, that's a GREAT idea.
    SMFH

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    1. Anonymous7:18 AM

      The way to lose an election is for people (like Sanders supporters are doing) to tear down the other candidate, and give the Repubs ammunition.

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    2. Anonymous7:36 AM

      Already afraid a nominee Clinton might not beat Trump, Clinton supporters are trying to lay the groundwork to blame Sanders supporters, so let's clarify now:

      Criticizing the Democratic Establishment ≠ Helping Republicans

      Criticizing Clinton ≠ Supporting Trump

      If Clinton Loses, Clinton has only herself and her campaign to blame for not presenting the winning argument to the American voters.

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    3. Anonymous10:02 AM

      7:36 - what? Yes, it does. Wake up. Do you need a lesson in cause and effect?

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    4. Anonymous10:34 AM

      Nice, 10:22 another arrogant Hillary supporter. Hillary will never get my vote. I will take Trump over Hillary any day.

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    5. Anonymous10:55 AM

      10:02 - Get a lesson in logic.

      Being not for Clinton is not being for Trump. If she loses, it is her fault for not being able to persuade enough people to be for her.

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    6. Anonymous12:32 PM

      Cause and effect - that IS logic. 10:55

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    7. Why the outrage?

      He's being honest.

      He's actually been more polite about it than many on this very blog.

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  14. Anonymous7:25 AM

    And Barney Feank is in charge of the Rules Committee!!!!

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    1. Anonymous11:01 AM

      He'll do a great job. Just as Ed Rendell will do a great job chairing the convention. He was a well-respected DA in Philadelphia before moving on to other roles.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous12:41 PM

      Barney Frank will not suffer fools.

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    3. Anonymous2:35 AM

      @11:01

      Yep. Ed Rendell will do a fantastic job. Plus he'll always have the nuclear option in his back pocket: if he doesn't like how the process plays out and wants to get rid of the Bernie supporters he can always ask his police friends to blow up the convention. Literally.

      The 1985 police confrontation and bombing of MOVE, a black commune, occurred during Rendell's tenure as District Attorney...

      (I'm sure as DA he was "out of the loop")

      Philadelphia was given the sobriquet "The City that Bombed Itself."

      As of April 2016, no other American police department has dropped a bomb on its citizens.

      Remind me next time I see Ed in Dino's Casa of Beauty on Locust Street getting his nose and ear hairs plucked and his hair did (shampoo, dyed and cut) to be a little more tactful in silencing protesters.

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  15. Anonymous7:44 AM

    oh thats sure gonna make me vote for hillary you bet. best tone this crap down some or by Dog i will vote trump just to screw assholes like this. and before you jump on the young college kid crap know i am a viet nam vet and 64 years old so stuff hillary where the sun dont shine. i would rather sit this one out and give em a vote against her if this crap continues,, she had the supers bought and paid for from my point of view.

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    1. SallyinMI9:52 AM

      Well, you're wrong. No one 'bought and paid for' anyone. And if the supers supported her BEFORE St. Bernie decided to become a Democrat to run against her, who's fault is that? He wasn't in the race. He is not a Democrat. Either get your facts straight or please, stay home. Frankly, I'd rather that Democratic super delegates commit to a Democrat.

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    2. Anonymous10:01 AM

      Voting out of anger? Do what you want. If you really buy into the Hillary smears, and lefty paranoia over "purity," face other facts, too. Bernie voted for war in Iraq in 1998 and also for war in Libya. This is the 21st century; no one is "pure."

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    3. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Gain a super delegate for a primary, and alienate and lose the public in the general.

      Real winning strategy there Sally.

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  16. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Good to see the posts today: thought this site was becoming as rabid (and non-thinking) pro-H as the pro-T teams. Can't even put my name to these anymore, but see there are still a few of us out there who want Democrats to be progressive. Rendell is wrong.

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    1. Anonymous12:42 PM

      Electing a woman is progressive. What planet do you live on?

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    2. Anonymous1:20 PM

      12:42 is the perfect example of the worst kind of voter in this country. Voting for someone purely on gender, because progressive and all. You are the worst. Try some priorities and responsibility when voting.

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    3. Anonymous5:28 PM

      1:20 - you, sir, are sexist--and unable to make any point without belittling others. Voters do not like your bullying.

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  17. Anonymous9:38 AM

    His sense of entitlement to belittle people that aren't jumping on the "Coronation of Queen Hillary" is bullshit.

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  18. Anonymous1:00 PM

    The dissing of Sanders and his supporters is why they are all hopped up. If Clinton is such a shoe in against Trump, any protest by Sanders supporters should not be a problem and no better time to voice their disgust with the party.

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    1. Anonymous2:19 PM

      Nope, it's not a chicken-and-egg thing. Sanders fans have alienated everyone else from the very beginning. That's why Sanders gets no respect. Sanders is too weak to do anything and Mrs Sanders enjoys the reward$. Neither of them should be in public life. Go back to the pond.

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    2. Anonymous7:40 PM

      Thank you Chairman Mao.

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  19. If Bernie had not run as a Democrat much less truth would have been revealed about the process, the voter fraud, the lies and the corruption. All the passionate people who never participate in the election process who are looking at how corrupt the system is would not be pushing for change nor would they even be voting. If he had not run as a Democrat how else would he help to reform the party from the inside out? By running with an established party getting small donations from regular citizens while his opponent gets millions from the 1% he contrasts ethical donations with corrupt ones showing that the system can be changed and a candidate could run purely as a candidate for the people. Bernie did not have to hire people on the internet to correct BS, we are all as real as hell.

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    1. Anonymous5:25 PM

      Oh, where's the voter fraud? Please....losing is not voter fraud.

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  20. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Bernie Sanders is this a threat against Secretary Hillary Clinton?


    So many things. She could have health issues. She could not get the nomination.
    -Susan Sarandon

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    1. Anonymous5:21 PM

      Susan Sarandon should get a visit from the Secret Service.

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  21. Because Bernie supporters haven't been subjected to enough insults, disrespect and condescension.

    I wouldn't even bother to attend the convention. It's obviously a 'boys club'. They've only replaced the R with a D.

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  22. Anonymous2:51 AM

    Huge difference between what a supporter says versus what the candidate says -- Hillary herself suggested that she ought to stay in the race against Obama because Kennedy was assassinated in June.


    Hillary Clinton today cited the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign to explain why she was remaining in the race despite long odds.

    "We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California," Clinton told the editorial board of a South Dakota newspaper. " I don't understand it," Clinton added, alluding to the calls for her to quit.

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