Fruits of Perseverence: Dem Platform Committee to Feel the Bern

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The Democratic Party will allow Sanders to have a prominent say in writing its platform this year.

The Democratic Party said on Monday it will give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders’ camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

Sanders has remained steadfast in his long-shot battle with Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the November presidential election, even though he lags her in the delegate count with only a few state contests remaining.

The divisiveness among the Democrats stands in contrast to the Republicans, whose party leaders are slowly rallying behind Donald Trump, their presumptive nominee.

Sanders’ tenacity appeared to be paying off: The U.S. senator from Vermont will be allowed to name five members to the 15-member committee that writes the platform at the Democratic Party’s national convention in late July in Philadelphia even if he is not the nominee. Clinton will name six.

The party said in a statement the split was based on the results of state votes to date “in an effort to make this the most representative and inclusive process in history.”

The party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will name the committee’s final four members.

The Democratic Party’s rules allow the chair to name all 15 members, suggesting that the party was trying to accommodate Sanders and his fervent supporters, who still pack rallies by the thousands as he campaigns in California, which will hold its primaries on June 7.

Via TeleSur


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6 Responses

  1. Letting the liberal wing have “a say in writing the platform” is merely an offer to let them deceive their members that Hillary has any intention of following that platform. She will continue to sponsor wars and claim that “realism” prevents domestic reform.

    That platform is just more hopey-changey marketing crap from the Obama campaign.

  2. This isn’t a reward for his playing hardball. It’s the leadership finally looking at the poll numbers and realizing that the public mood is so angry and crazy that Trump can win. We must all become terrified together, and then unite.

  3. “The party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will name the committee’s final four members.” LOL

    Push her out before the meeting!!!!

  4. Completely empty gesture, Warrior Queen Hillary will listen to Wall Street, the 1% and Israel and the Pentagon is going to get a Dick Cheney with a strap-on
    What the elites of both parties don’t realize that we poor peasants have had it with their bait and switch game.

  5. You have a typo. It should read “The party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will name the committee’s final four lobbyists.”

  6. Really……6 for Bernie, 5 for HRC and 4 for Debbie….err 4 more for Clinton…..who are you DNC trying to fool? Not me….Unite….hell no, never BERNIE4POTUS OR BUST…let them voters elect bloody, racist, crazy manic-depressive Trumposo .hahahahaha….

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