Bernie Sanders has flipped the Democratic party on its side and is giving Hillary Clinton fits.
He’s continuing his campaign even though the party Establishment and Super Delegates have all but taken the nomination away from him.
He’s vowing not to give up the fight. And what he’s saying is raising eyebrows.
Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.”
The Democratic presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press that his supporters hoped to see a platform at the July convention that reflects the needs of working families, the poor and young people as opposed to one that represents Wall Street and corporate America.
The Vermont senator said he will “condemn any and all forms of violence” but his campaign was bringing in newcomers to the process and first-time attendees of political conventions. He said the Democratic party could choose to be more inclusive.
“I think if they make the right choice and open the doors to working class people and young people and create the kind of dynamism that the Democratic party needs, it’s going to be messy,” Sanders said. “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle but that is where the Democratic party should go.”
Asked if the convention could be messy, Sanders said, “So what! Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about.”
Woah. Is he threatening violence? Will the media jump on him the same way they jumped on Trump for “endorsing” violence?
Somehow, I doubt it.
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