Throughout the campaign, polls showed Bernie would outperform Hillary in the fall. Still, the DNC cheated on her behalf. And they sleazily lined up the superdelegates for her.
She never considered him for veep. She didn’t even promise to appoint him to the cabinet. Big mistake.
She didn’t adopt any of his signature platform planks.
After the debacle Democratic leaders blamed everyone but themselves: WikiLeaks, Russia, the FBI, the media, even Bernie voters. They didn’t think they did anything wrong.
In the race for DNC chair and thus for the soul of the party, they picked the establishment choice over the progressive.
If you’re a Bernie Sanders Democrat, you have to be a complete idiot to believe that the Democratic Party has learned the lesson of 2016: lean left or go home. Even after it became clear that Trump was putting together the most right-wing administration in American history, Democrats were still voting in favor of Republican appointees.
As the article states, the Democratic Party refuses to admit they screwed up this past election. People were fed up with the status quo, hence Trump got elected. But voters may not go running back to the Democratic party in its current form.
Either a third party will form based on Bernie/Warren supporters (not likely) or the party itself may need to split up into true progressives on one side and the status quo on the other side. And maybe then, the progressive side can start steering the party in the direction it needs to go in order to get voters excited about them again.
Source: The Splitting Up of the Democratic Party: Why It’s Probably Coming Sooner Than You Think
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Something needs to be done!