Sanders Throws Down The Gauntlet

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After being pressed for a response through the day on the events over the weekend in Nevada, Sanders or the Sanders campaign has responded with a blistering reply which blames national party leaders, the rigged process and issues what I think amounts to an ultimatum. “If the Democratic Party is to be successful in November, it is imperative that all state parties treat our campaign supporters with fairness and the respect that they have earned.” The statement puts in about as bold a relief as I’ve seen so far the idea that it’s the Sanders campaign versus everyone else in the thrall of the 1%.

“It is imperative that the Democratic leadership, both nationally and in the states, understand that the political world is changing and that millions of Americans are outraged at establishment politics and establishment economics. The people of this country want a government which represents all of us, not just the 1 percent, super PACs and wealthy campaign contributors.

“The Democratic Party has a choice. It can open its doors and welcome into the party people who are prepared to fight for real economic and social change – people who are willing to take on Wall Street, corporate greed and a fossil fuel industry which is destroying this planet. Or the party can choose to maintain its status quo structure, remain dependent on big-money campaign contributions and be a party with limited participation and limited energy.

Full statement here.

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