The primary fight of last year’s Democratic nomination is on going with the election this week of a Democratic national Party Chair…
Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination and general election vote, but lost the election…
Bernie Sanders campaigned for her, but his supporters never really left his side…
Now , with Clinton just visisting Broadway show’s….
The guy who isn’t a registered Democrat seems to have movement going in his adopted party….
In these days of Donald Trump’s party adoption….
The Democrats seem to be following suit….
Which way will the party go?
How will this movemnent do with the moderate and establishment Democrats who form the majority of those who ACTUALLY vote?
Will the left/progressive movement split the party, enabling Republicans to gain even more elected offices?
The party will choose its new chairman on Saturday at a meeting in Atlanta. Some in the Democratic old guard harbor concerns that a sharp turn to the left could alienate centrist voters, jeopardize the party’s position in the next presidential election and, before then, lead to primary challenges to incumbent Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
“Is the Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren wing of the party going to push us too far to the left?” asked former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Only if they start going after incumbent moderate Democrats in primaries like the tea party did.”
Last week, a group of former Sanders campaign aides launched a super PAC with the explicit goal of mounting primary challenges to Democratic incumbents. Party leaders are urging Democrats to focus on fighting Mr. Trump and his GOP allies instead of turning their fire inward.
For now, the strategy of Mr. Sanders’s followers is to infiltrate and transform the Democratic Party’s power structure, starting with the lowest-level state and county committee posts that typically draw scant attention.
“From where I come from in the Bernie movement, people believe that there are permanent obstacles to change,” said Larry Cohen, the board chairman of Our Revolution, the political organization that grew from the 2016 Sanders presidential campaign.
The broader goal is not only to pull the party to the left on policy, but also to fundamentally alter how it operates by eschewing corporate donors, shifting resources from television advertising to neighborhood organizing and stripping power from longtime party elders—including the “superdelegates” who can tip presidential primary contests—ahead of the 2020 election.
Mr. Sanders said the mobilization efforts are a legacy of his presidential campaign…..Share on Facebook