July 27, 2016 – Sanders supporters were angered when a trove of hacked emails released over the weekend showed that officials at the Democratic National Committee played favorites during the primaries and worked to undermine Sanders’ campaign.
Undeterred by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plea for party unity behind Hillary Clinton, Sanders supporters and others geared up for more demonstrations in the streets Tuesday on Day 2 of the Democratic convention.
Bernie Sanders delegates walked off the convention hall floor Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton formally received the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, an embarrassing turn of events for Clinton as she seeks to unify the party.
“We’ve had enough of them shoving Hillary Clinton down our throats,” said Kristy Douglas, a delegate who participated in the walkout.
Inside The Hill, everyone knows even the polls are rigged.
It’s always about the money. Popularity has not been about what the people really want or say for a long time, but it’s a bought popularity that is then sent to the media and web sites.
“He persuaded no one to vote for Hillary,” said Greg Gregg, a retired 69-year-old nurse from Salem, Oregon. He said he intends to vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, quoting the turn-of-the-last-century socialist labor leader Eugene Debs as saying, “I’d rather vote for what I want and lose than what I don’t want and win.”
The Sanders camp was angered when a trove of hacked emails released over the weekend showed that officials at the supposedly neutral Democratic National Committee played favorites during the primaries and worked to undermine Sanders’ campaign.
“They really agitate people more every time they stand up and do the Hillary Clinton, hoo-rah hoo-rah,” he said. Carter, a Dallas resident, said he doesn’t fear a Donald Trump presidency: “I’ve lived under nine white presidents in my lifetime.”
Chris Scully, a 28-year-old an engineer from Troy, New York, held a “Jill Before Hill” outside City Hall and said he opposes Clinton because of her war record as secretary of state. As Scully spoke, a passer-by called out: “That’s a vote for Trump!”
Police estimated 5,500 people took part in Monday’s protests. Many of the marchers chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the DNC has got to go!” and carried signs reading “Never Hillary,” ”Just Go to Jail Hillary” and “You Lost Me at Hillary.”
The walkout came as Sanders supporters fanned out across Philadelphia to hold rallies and marches for the Vermont senator, who finished second in the primaries.
It appeared that the protests, which began over the weekend, would continue through the week, despite Sanders’ plea on Monday night for progressive voters to unite behind Clinton.
Has Sander too sold out? What promises was he made?
On June 29, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that Vermont has received $2.1 million in AmeriCorps funding. The grants are from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.
The Americorps inspector general was given the boot and replaced — for doing his job too well, it seems, and uncovering squandering of funds by favored contributors, educational institutions, and left-wing groups.
Then there is this poster July 27, The Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation announced that its Innovations and Collaborations grant program awarded $176,111 to 16 nonprofit organizations in Vermont in the spring of 2016.
“While Bill McKibben tries to portray himself as just a concerned citizen out to change the world due to his fears of global warming, by running a “grassroots organization”, the reality is he’s quite well funded by the rich, as this investigation reveals.
From the Financial Post:
“Nothing influences President Barack Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline quite like the protests against it, led by Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist, and his organization, called 350.org. On Wednesday, 350.org and the Sierra Club participated in an anti-Keystone protest at the White House and this Sunday they are holding another one on Capital Hill. They expect 20,000 people from across the United States.
350.org has the look and feel of an amateur, grassroots operation, but in reality, it is a multi-million dollar campaign run by staff earning six-digit salaries.
More than half of the US$10-million came from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, where McKibben, a trustee, was paid US$25,000 per year (2001-09). Since 2007, the Rockefellers have paid US$4-million towards 1Sky and 350.org, tax returns say. The Schumann Center provided US$1.5-million to McKibben’s three campaigns as well as US$2.7-million to fund the Environmental Journalism Program at Middlebury College, in Vermont, where McKibben is on staff.”