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What happened at the Nevada Convention (Original Post) Pharaoh May 2016 OP
What happened was RandySF May 2016 #1
Yeah, Right Plucketeer May 2016 #3
Loudest LoverOfLiberty May 2016 #6
Keep tryin' Plucketeer May 2016 #17
Sure. Whatever you say, Randy. Old Crow May 2016 #8
Massive plus one! Enthusiast May 2016 #12
the coup attempt failed. oh well there's always the convention nt msongs May 2016 #2
Dan Rolle's website... Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #4
Full 16-min video of Nevada Convention chaos/corruption Equinox Moon May 2016 #5
Bernie or Bust is a very reasonable response to the extremism of JDPriestly May 2016 #7
I absolutely agree. Old Crow May 2016 #9
I won't go quite that far Jack Rabbit May 2016 #10
Well said. Enthusiast May 2016 #15
It is a reasonable response. Enthusiast May 2016 #13
The trouble is with the foolish caucus system brush May 2016 #16
Election tampering & voter suppression done on behalf of Clinton. AtomicKitten May 2016 #11
Thanks for sharing that. Enthusiast May 2016 #14
Wow, she was really pissed when taking the "vote" bluecoat_fan May 2016 #18
 

Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
3. Yeah, Right
Sun May 15, 2016, 10:38 PM
May 2016

Watch the vid clip of her calling for a voice vote amidst all the shouting and clamor that was going on and then claim that the Is have it. Whack the gavel and then briskly stride off the stage. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Democratic!

Old Crow

(2,212 posts)
8. Sure. Whatever you say, Randy.
Mon May 16, 2016, 01:46 AM
May 2016


Never dreamed I'd encounter people on Democratic Underground who are such eager apologists for corruption. It's got me wondering what this website stands for.

Equinox Moon

(6,344 posts)
5. Full 16-min video of Nevada Convention chaos/corruption
Sun May 15, 2016, 11:45 PM
May 2016



PLUS: Clark County, Nevada Chair removed because she was a Bernie Supporter:

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
7. Bernie or Bust is a very reasonable response to the extremism of
Mon May 16, 2016, 12:41 AM
May 2016

the Hillaryites in Nevada. It is beginning to look very bad for the Democratic Party. The so-called Democratic leadership handled the Nevada convention like a bunch of amateurs.

They are definitely bent on splitting the Democratic Party. I think they believe that Trump is just so horrible that Bernie supporters will vote for Hillary no matter what. They overestimate the draw of Hillary, I fear.

Old Crow

(2,212 posts)
9. I absolutely agree.
Mon May 16, 2016, 01:51 AM
May 2016

Up until a month ago, I repeatedly stated that I would be voting for Hillary if she was the nominee. I'm now re-evaluating that position.

Jack Rabbit

(45,984 posts)
10. I won't go quite that far
Mon May 16, 2016, 01:56 AM
May 2016

It is clear that Roberta Lange played highhanded in a manner not suitable to a democratic process. Ms. Lange's behavior is consistent with shutting down discussion and imposing her predetermined rules, not deciding what the rules should be and then going forward after debate and deliberation..

To me, that sounds less like incompetence and more like willful tyranny.

The party establishment doesn't want to split the Democratic Party, but what they want is entirely unreasonable. They want us Sandernistas to lay down and take it and vote for Mrs. Clinton in November and give her carte blanche for whatever she plans to do. That's out of the question. No citizen owes the president that kind of loyalty, whether the citizen voted for that president or any one else. Several weeks ago, I came across a post by a Camp Weathervane dweller claiming that any good Democrat always supports a Democratic president. Really? He must be awfully young and naive. I'd like to talk to that greenhorn and tell him how we Democrats supported Lyndon Johnson and his dirty little war in Vietnam back in '68. It really was one of our prouder moments.

I would suggest to my fellow Sandernistas that we keep our council for now. I'm tired of being told our opinions count for nothing, that in spite of mounting an impressive insurgency against the party establishment that we should have no place at the table and stilll ought to work without question for the election of a president who will let crooked bankers off the hook, puts combat troops in the Middle East and pursue more trade deals and more trickle-down economics, all policies that have been disastrous for the overwhelming majority of the American people of both parties. If the party grandees want our support, they will have to talk to us as equals. Otherwise, it is Roberta Lange, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton who have excluded us from the party. The onus is on them get us back if they want our help.

I expect Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November. Whether she does or doesn't, we will see if the party leaders wish to reconcile with us. If not, we may have to make a decision how to move forward without the support of the party establishment. the divide will simply continue at least through 2018.

brush

(54,456 posts)
16. The trouble is with the foolish caucus system
Mon May 16, 2016, 08:41 AM
May 2016

I caucused in Vegas on election day. Hillary supporters clearly outnumbered Sanders supporters but the caucus system allowed Sanders people to try to overturn the results first at the county convention and then again on Saturday at the state convention.

If we get rid of the caucus system, which brings with it throngs of people being instructed by officials who have little experience or knowledge of the caucus rules or crowd control, we will no longer have all the chaos and confusion and people thinking they are being screwed.

Saturday night was almost predictable. The Sanders people thought they were getting screwed but not really, as Clinton won on election day.

Get rid of the caucus and bring back the primary. Caucuses may be good for small towns in Iowa but in Las Vegas it was nothing but hours and hours of confusion and chaos.

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