Pelosi, Schumer, Buttigieg and other Dems have undisclosed meetings on "what to do about Bernie"

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Daytak

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The discussion about Mr. Sanders has to date been largely confined to private settings because — like establishment Republicans in 2016 — Democrats are uneasy about elevating him or alienating his supporters.
The matter of What To Do About Bernie and the larger imperative of party unity has, for example, hovered over a series of previously undisclosed Democratic dinners in New York and Washington organized by the longtime party financier Bernard Schwartz. The gatherings have included scores from the moderate or center-left wing of the party, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California; Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader; former Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., himself a presidential candidate; and the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden.
“He did us a disservice in the last election,” said Mr. Schwartz, a longtime Clinton supporter who said he would support former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in this primary.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democratic-party.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
 

Andington

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The next time someone tells me to embrace centrism, I'll point them to this article. Fuck the moderate wing of the party. Progressive left forever.
 

Trojita

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The matter of What To Do About Bernie and the larger imperative of party unity has, for example, hovered over a series of previously undisclosed Democratic dinners in New York and Washington organized by the longtime party financier Bernard Schwartz.

“He did us a disservice in the last election,” said Mr. Schwartz
Bernard vs Bernard: Civil War
 
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i think bernie has a decent chance this time

i personally prefer warren but i would be happy if bernie won the nomination too

will be interesting to see how it all plays out
 

Dark Knight

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And yet some users around here will still go to bat for the Dem establishment's tactics re: Bernie in 2016. Pathetic.
 

whitehawk

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Bernie did a disservice last election?

Give me a break. Clinton lost it all by herself. (Well not entirely but you know).
 

Xando

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Better bernie than some corporate shill but i guess corporate shills in leadership have to hold together.
 

WhySoDevious

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Bernie will once again be one of the reasons why Trump gets elected.

He’ll lash out at the Democratic Party and damage all the other candidates in the process.

Russians will just need to pull out their 2016 playbook to get Bernie fans to not vote or vote for a third party.
 

EightBitNate

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Bernie will once again be one of the reasons why Trump gets elected.

He’ll lash out at the Democratic Party and damage all the other candidates in the process.

Russians will just need to pull out their 2016 playbook to get Bernie fans to not vote or vote for a third party.
Blaming Bernie for Trump

This just gave me flashbacks to the 2016 election.
 

Umbrella Carp

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Fun fact: The Republicans most senior figureheads did this exact thing regarding Obama after he beat McCain in 2008 in a Washington Restaurant.
 

Hollywood Duo

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Hard to disagree considering he only "joined" the Democrat party recently to further his presidential aspirations.
 

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No wonder a lot of people conspirace about the Dem establishment sabotage Bernie in 2016.

Yes, they most likely didn't do it, but cases like this just gives them more ammo.
 

PanickyFool

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Primaries are a major point where Democrats are less democratic than republicans.

Not that I like Bernie, but Democratic Party Leadership definitely believe they know better than the base.
 

ToddBonzalez

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After 2016 I’d like to hope that Dems have learned- support whoever you want in the primary, but you have to fall in line come the general election even if your preferred candidate isn’t in it.
 

Maintenance

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Where's the bingo? We already got "that's why Trump will win", "he's not actually a democrat", "crazy Bernie".
 

Freakzilla

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Can someone explain this to me

Good, get that kook out of the race.
Bernie will once again be one of the reasons why Trump gets elected.

He’ll lash out at the Democratic Party and damage all the other candidates in the process.

Russians will just need to pull out their 2016 playbook to get Bernie fans to not vote or vote for a third party.
*Attacks party he's not a member of for two entire elections*

*Supporters whine party not supporting him and meeting to discuss him. Claim hypocrisy.*
Yeah, Bernie is literally why we can't have nice things.

Here we go again.
Bernie squashed himself in 2016


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