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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:19 PM

44. I believe climate change may be the only catalyst powerful enough to move the DNC

 

I hate to be so pessimistic but the attitude here appears to mirror the Clinton campaign with their derision towards progressives and what used to be Democratic ideals. The Clinton campaign is even floating balloons out there that Bernie Sanders wont even get a speaking slot as punishment for carrying on.

Threats to strip him of his seniority, his committee positions etc have all been floated. The Clinton's vindictiveness is legendary.

In past conventions, a powerful runner up candidate had leverage (most famously in recent past, Hillary negotiating her SOS position for releasing her delegates to Obama). This year however, the Hillary campaign is signalling very strongly that they don't need "us" and by extension Bernie.

I believe them. They think they hold all the cards and their gloating is commensurate.

My view is the new movement must coalesce around climate change issues. We absolutely know its happening. We absolutely know the future for the planet. Its the moral thing to do, to be for all humanity, not just American 1%ers. Virtually all of Bernie’s positions are 100% in line with this (have you read Naomi Klein's latest book that says the cause of climate change is capitalism?)

Its a topic that unites all of us across every socio-economic strata.

I can't be in PA but I am confident in those Bernie supporters who will be.

Onwards!

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