In public, with our wonderful “neutral” media pretending along with them, the Democrat Party’s Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders forces are happy and contented with each other – largely because Mr. Biden, having presumptively won the nomination by being a centrist, has lurched decisively leftward/toward Sanders since doing so.
But maybe it’s not all smiles and happiness after all.
Excerpted from Holly Otterbein’s article for politico.com, via news.yahoo.com:
A Democratic Party meeting that leaders hoped would project unity weeks ahead of the national convention instead broke out into a behind-the-scenes feud over corporate money in politics.
At a virtual gathering of a key committee for the Democratic National Convention, Bernie Sanders-allied members said Joe Biden appointees called them “children” and made other rude comments in a breakout room where they were talking privately.
“It was not only disturbing, but disrespectful,” said Nina Turner, Sanders’ former campaign co-chair who served on the committee. “Disgusting, disturbing, unacceptable. And it’s no way to restore the faith of the people who already suspect the Democratic Party is unfair.”
Further on in the article it is pointed out that other participants disagree that there was a brawl, suggesting it was just a few that were drowned out by the majority and everything, for the most part, was all sweetness and light.
You can accept that if you care to. But we all remember the enmity between these two factions when the election process started. And we all saw the angry primary debates.
It is very hard to believe that the fractiousness displayed, mostly by the take-no-prisoners Sanders leftists, has disappeared or even diminished. It’s an excellent bet it will show itself again before this is over.
I wonder how the party will deal with it…and how media will report about it (if, in fact, the major venues do at all).