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JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:10 PM Jun 2016

WaPo: Why would Bernie nominate FOUR MEN and ONLY ONE WOMAN to the DNC Platform Committee????

(I remember reading several such breathless headlines)

It's simple: he didn't; at least, initially, anyway.

The Washington Post reports:

Sanders: DNC vetoed union leader pick for platform committee



“What we heard from the DNC was that they did not want representatives of labor unions on the platform-drafting committee,” he said. “That’s correct.”

Yesterday, Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Nicholas was the first to report that Sanders had included RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, on his list of preferred platform committee members. "He told me that he really wanted me on the committee to advocate for Medicare for All, especially," DeMoro told The Washington Post today.

...

"I think it was a set-up," said DeMoro. "It fed into the 'Bernie bro' narrative and meme -- oh, Bernie picked one woman, he's a sexist. As soon as the list was out, there were articles about how he chose two 'anti-Israel' people. The truth of the matter is that they were choices the DNC had signed off on."

In an interview Wednesday, DNC platform committee spokeswoman Dana Vickers Shelley confirmed that the DNC had not wanted labor leaders on the platform drafting committee, limiting labor's presence to Paul Booth of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union.

...

That was cold comfort to DeMoro. "The most insidious thing, frankly, is that only one of 15 people on this drafting committee is for labor," she said. "It shows you how insidious the DNC has become. Labor built this party. Labor built this country. One person is enough to represent all of that? If you look at the composition of who they chose, besides Bernie’s choices, K Street’s far better represented than the labor movement."



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/01/sanders-dnc-vetoed-union-leader-pick-for-platform-committee/

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Clinton's DNC stopping progressives from organized labor from being represented on the platform committee. Only women who have the correct beliefs are allowed. #NotMyDemocraticParty



Any Clinton supporters want to defend this? I suppose there will be many apologies for the attacks on Sanders only nominating one woman. I'll wait patiently for the apologies (but don't worry about my health -- I won't hold my breath).
WaPo: Why would Bernie nominate FOUR MEN and ONLY ONE WOMAN to the DNC Platform Committee???? (Original Post) JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author cyberpj Jun 2016 #1
The ONLY labor leader is Clinton's choice! DNC playing favorites once again. JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #2
Wow, the Democratic Party has swung so far right since I joined JimDandy Jun 2016 #3
"spokeswoman Dana Vickers Shelley confirmed that the DNC had not wanted labor leaders on the think Jun 2016 #4
I am so done with the party. djean111 Jun 2016 #5
... AzDar Jun 2016 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author NorthCarolina Jun 2016 #7
"the DNC had not wanted labor leaders on the platform drafting committee" QC Jun 2016 #8
Yup. They don't want the Union on the platform committee jwirr Jun 2016 #11
"...K Streetís far better represented [on the Platform Committee] than the labor movement." aikoaiko Jun 2016 #9
Holding the DNC beltanefauve Jun 2016 #10
Hey! He loves the women! It's only the Press that is being unfair to him! randome Jun 2016 #12
Heh. He does indeed. Too bad the DNC blocked his women pick(s). But they let HRC's labor rep on JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #14
Gotta be careful not to have too many of them labor types around. QC Jun 2016 #15
Is this real? hollowdweller Jun 2016 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author cyberpj Jun 2016 #16
Fully agreed, cyberpj. Thank you for your thoughts. JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #17
Where are the Hillary supporters on this one? HerbChestnut Jun 2016 #18
There's one Hillary poster upthread (#12) who chimed in! JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #19
Ha! Yep... HerbChestnut Jun 2016 #20

Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
3. Wow, the Democratic Party has swung so far right since I joined
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:22 PM
Jun 2016

in the 70s, that it is nearly unrecognizable, especially in it's economic views. All they have left are the social/civil rights issues (and Obama has decimated some of those with his mass deportations). They now are the closest they have ever been to being accepted as indestinguishable from regular conservative (non-Teaparty) Republicans.

 

think

(11,641 posts)
4. "spokeswoman Dana Vickers Shelley confirmed that the DNC had not wanted labor leaders on the
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:25 PM
Jun 2016
spokeswoman Dana Vickers Shelley confirmed that the DNC had not wanted labor leaders on the platform


Wow...
 

djean111

(14,255 posts)
5. I am so done with the party.
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:47 PM
Jun 2016

I have as much loyalty to it as it has to working people. None.
It has become Third Way all the way. End of August - I am out. As is my family.

Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
11. Yup. They don't want the Union on the platform committee
Reply to QC (Reply #8)
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:09 PM
Jun 2016

just like they did not want them to work on the TPP and other trade bills. And they want us to believe they are on our side.

aikoaiko

(33,932 posts)
9. "...K Streetís far better represented [on the Platform Committee] than the labor movement."
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:01 PM
Jun 2016

Even though a lot of labor union leadership chose to endorse HRC, its good to see Bernie support labor on the platform committee.

beltanefauve

(1,784 posts)
10. Holding the DNC
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:02 PM
Jun 2016

convention in a right-to-work state last time around told me all I needed to know about how today's Democratic Party feels about labor.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
12. Hey! He loves the women! It's only the Press that is being unfair to him!
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:10 PM
Jun 2016

[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
14. Heh. He does indeed. Too bad the DNC blocked his women pick(s). But they let HRC's labor rep on
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:14 PM
Jun 2016

And I thank the press for revealing the DNC's dirty dealings here again.

You might want to re-read the OP again -- it doesn't say what you thought it did when you commented. Reading the OP helps too.

QC

(26,371 posts)
15. Gotta be careful not to have too many of them labor types around.
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:30 PM
Jun 2016

The corporate sugardaddies won't like it.

 

hollowdweller

(4,229 posts)
13. Is this real?
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:13 PM
Jun 2016

I mean shitloads of unions have fallen in line behind Clinton, despite many of their members wanting Bernie.

You'd think Clinton and the DNC would want shitloads on the platform committee.

Think about this: Lack of Retirement. Lack of Health Benefits. Sick Leave. Low Pay.

The government can mandate these things and make more programs to provide these.

However if we have a strong union movement then there is not any reason for gov't to be involved. Workers would be able to bargain and strike and get these things for themselves.

Maybe with the political process so corrupt the rich figure they can hold benefits to the workers at a lower level by buying the politicians, and letting the gov't provide them, rather than allowing us to have unions.

Sort of sad the dems are ok with it.

Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

 

HerbChestnut

(3,649 posts)
18. Where are the Hillary supporters on this one?
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:20 PM
Jun 2016

How is this defensible? Seriously, I want to see someone try.

JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
19. There's one Hillary poster upthread (#12) who chimed in!
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:23 PM
Jun 2016

Unfortunately, they forgot to read the OP (as I intended!).

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