In fact, I think it’s fairly easy to conclude that Warren’s claim is highly dubious. This is because:
- Bernie Sanders has a long history of saying the opposite of what Warren is accusing him of saying, and thinking a woman can’t win is incompatible with his political worldview.
- Elizabeth Warren has a long history of saying untrue and distorted things for politically opportunistic reasons.
If the Democratic Party engages in the same sort of election-rigging and cheating as it did in 2016, it may very well throw the election to Trump.
In a 2017 lawsuit, the DNC said they have no obligation to be fair:
DNC attorneys claim Article V, Section 4 of the DNC Charter—stipulating that the DNC chair and their staff must ensure neutrality in the Democratic presidential primaries—is “a discretionary rule that it didn’t need to adopt to begin with.” Based on this assumption, DNC attorneys assert that the court cannot interpret, claim, or rule on anything associated with whether the DNC remains neutral in their presidential primaries.source
Later in the hearing, attorneys representing the DNC claim that the Democratic National Committee would be well within their rights to “go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way.” By pushing the argument throughout the proceedings of this class action lawsuit, the Democratic National Committee is telling voters in a court of law that they see no enforceable obligation in having to run a fair and impartial primary election.
Like Trump, the Democratic Party has a loyalty oath. Has a candidate served the party’s interests? Raised money for the party? Served long enough in the party? Is it “their turn”?
Bernie Sanders is, IMHO, the best Democratic Party candidate. He has an unflinching track record. He represents the people (not bought by corporate interests). He’s the antidote we need to the malignant narcissist currently stinking up the White House and the country.
Yet I continue to see, on Twitter, vehement opposition to Bernie. But there’s also widespread support for Bernie, and those voters are the ones who will matter most if Bernie doesn’t win the Democrats’ nomination.
Some may hold their nose and vote for the Democratic nominee (“Vote blue no matter who”).
Others, as they did in 2016, may refuse to vote for a candidate proffered by a corrupt political party. Or they may decide to sit out this election and not vote.
Given Bernie’s increasing popularity, if the Democratic Party engages in it’s 2016-style corruption, it may be responsible for re-electing Trump (or some other corrupt Republican, if Trump is thrown from office).
The corrupt Democrats are perhaps one of the Republican Party’s greatest assets, and they may again be responsible for the election of a Republican president.
This country desperately needs viable third parties. The duopoly is destroying this country.
Review of his six-year record in Congress shows Democrat frequently opposed own party, and supported bills that boosted the fossil fuel industry and Trump’s immigration policy
David Sirota wrote an expose’ of Beto O’Rourke and Sirota subsequently took a lot of heat from establishment Democrats for doing so. An O’Rourke candidacy virtually guarantees a loss for Democrats in the presidential race of 2020.