#Demexit Finally Happening As Livid Progressives Begin Mass Exodus After Clinton’s Nomination

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By Mohit Priyadarshi, Inquisitr

(July 29, 2016 8:00 a.m.) — Livid at Hillary Clinton’s coronation as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Wikileaks, Bernie Sanders’ supporters — comprising mostly of progressives — are putting into action their plans to leave the party once and for all.

Over the course of the last two weeks, a large section of Democratic voters have been extremely vocal about the party’s seeming abandonment of progressive values, threatening to de-register from the party if Clinton — who is essentially viewed as dishonest, untrustworthy and warmongering by these voters — was anointed the eventual nominee. And now that Clinton’s nomination is officially wrapped up, establishment Democrats are waking up to the fact that these threats were not just part of some willy-nilly theatrics cooked up by Republicans, but very much a real ultimatum that had been issued by disaffected voters within their own ranks.

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Bernie Sanders Pens a Searing New York Times Op-Ed Calling on Democractic Party to ‘Wake Up’

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By Jake Johnson

(June 28, 2016 6:00 p.m.) — On Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders penned an op-ed in the New York Times, arguing, in essence, that the Democratic Party must wake up to the realities facing working people around the world or risk being tossed aside by the right-wing demagogues on the rise in both the United States and Europe.

Reflecting on the recent “Brexit” vote, Sanders argues that political and economic elites, including the Democratic Party of the United States, have become disconnected from the lives of the people they purport to represent.

“Workers in Britain, many of whom have seen a decline in their standard of living while the very rich in their country have become much richer, have turned their backs on the European Union and a globalized economy that is failing them and their children,” Sanders wrote.

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Progressives want Sanders to remain force in congressional primaries

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By Ben Kamisar, The HIll

(June 18, 2016 9:19 pm EST) — Progressive leaders are urging Bernie Sanders to keep up his fight in primary battles across the country even as his campaign winds down.

Sanders has refused repeated calls to drop out and endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But he signaled a shift in priorities toward leaving a mark on the Democratic Party instead of contesting the nomination during a Thursday night address to supporters.

Part of that shift was a call to action to bring progressive ideas to down-ballot races, which has left Sanders supporters hopeful that he’ll continue to lend his star power to ushering progressives through their primaries and take on the party’s establishment.

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4 Reasons Bernie Sanders Could Fight On

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Why Clinton’s call for Sanders to fall in line misreads the 2016 race
By , RollingStone

(June 7, 2016 03:00 p.m.) — On Monday — even before the Associated Press declared her the presumptive Democratic nominee — Hillary Clinton leaned on Bernie Sanders to fall in line. Citing her own precedent from 2008, Clinton told reporters, “Tomorrow is eight years to the day after I withdrew and endorsed then-Sen. Obama. I believed it was the right thing to do.”

The message from Clinton is clear: Let’s get that “Kumbaya moment” going, Bernie. And make it snappy.

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We are all just this screwed: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and our muddled, perverted democracy

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By Patrick L. Smith, Salon

(May 30, 2016 05:58 am) — The consensus is not complete, but it will be soon enough. Bernie Sanders is not going to make it, as some of us forecast many months ago (and as a lot of Hillary Clinton supporters, having pitifully diminished aspirations, assumed from the first).

The dream now being all but definitively over, we must look to the post-Sanders period in this political season. What did he get done, what mark does he leave and where lie his failures? In all cases, why have things turned out as they have?

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Delegate System Stirs Brouhaha After Sanders’ Slam Dunk in New Hampshire

20160211_1507 Bernie super delegate panic is based on lazy reporting (RawStory).jpg(Feb. 11, 2016 16:45 EST)– It appears there is more to the delegate system than meets the eye when calculating who may win the democratic nomination for president in this year’s primary election cycle between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

If the brouhaha following Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary is any indication, the Democratic Party’s delegate system has got some voters in an uproar.

Mathematically speaking, there are any number of ways primary state election results can be used to determine the delegate distribution as well as the projected overall standing the candidate may have down the campaign road.

It gets interesting when the superdelegates are taken into consideration, especially when many of which have already pledged their support for Hillary Clinton.

The idea that many delegates have already been spoken for by way of the super-delegate system appears very undemocratic at best. However, when one steps back and reviews the big picture, it is highly unlikely that the democratic party’s super-delegates will cast their final votes against the will of the people’s popular vote.

The effects, however, of the super-delegate system have already made an impact just days after Tuesday’s primary in NH. Even though the projections and tabulations are mere statistical calculations, they can influence the course of people’s attitudes about voting.

This does not play too well with votes who already have the words “rigged-system” at the tips of their tongues mostly due to Sanders’ campaign rhetoric on economic and societal inequality.

How the super-delegate system effects the primary election process during this cycle has yet to be seen. In any case, given how Sanders’ supports already have “rigged-systems” of government processes on their minds, it is expected any election discrepancies will be watched very closely.


A “superdelegate” or an “unpledged delegate” is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention or Republican National Convention that is seated automatically, based on their status as current (Republican and Democratic) or former (Democratic only) party leader or elected official. Other superdelegates are chosen during the primary season. Democratic superdelegates are free to support any candidate for the nomination. This contrasts with convention delegates that are selected based on the party primaries and caucuses in each U.S. state, in which voters choose among candidates for the party’s presidential nomination.

(Source: wikipedia, Accessed Feb. 11, 2016 16:45 EST)


[broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah]
1. excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo:

1. a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.

2. A delegate is someone who communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level.

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