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KoKo

(84,711 posts)
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:51 PM Feb 2016

Sanders' Campaign Could Split The Democratic Party Over Moneyed Interests/TRNN

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Sanders' Campaign Could Split The Democratic Party
Published on Feb 18, 2016

Paul Heideman says Sanders campaign could lead to a split in the Democratic Party over the issue of moneyed interests dominating the party leadership

Bio

Jeff Cohen is the director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, and he was the founder of the media watchdog FAIR. He is the co-founder of RootsAction.org. He joins us from Ithaca, New York.

Paul Heideman is a Ph D student in Sociology at New York University. His work has appeared in Jacobin magazine and the International Socialist Review.




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Trajan

(19,089 posts)
1. Then again, we might just RETAKE the party from the current leadership instead
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:53 PM
Feb 2016

How bout them apples ...

Downwinder

(12,869 posts)
13. Haven't gotten rid of DWS yet.
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:41 PM
Feb 2016

Be a shame to have to lose to Trump to do it.

Don't think I'll be around to see it.

onecaliberal

(32,104 posts)
2. No, the DNC and the establishment could split the party. They're supposed to be neutral
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:57 PM
Feb 2016

Instead they're treating Bernie worse than republicans because he wants to get rid of their corporate bosses and end the rigged game for working Americans.

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HooptieWagon

(17,064 posts)
4. The Third Way is splitting the party by dragging it ever further to the RW.
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:10 PM
Feb 2016

Neo liberal economic policy and neo conservative foreign policy aren't the Democratic Party I joined 40 years ago. They are much further RW than the GOP was then.

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
17. The DLC and the Clintons split the party in 1992. Our part
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:13 PM
Feb 2016

of the party is just now beginning to take it back. We were here first. It is ours.

Wibly

(613 posts)
9. The Divider is not Sanders
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:18 PM
Feb 2016

If anything is threatening to split the Democratic Party its the Clinton campaign machinery and their obligation to corporate money.
That is what is driving the wedge between Democratic voters and their party establishment, not Sanders.

DJ13

(23,671 posts)
10. If our party just wants to be GOP v2.0 maybe it SHOULD split
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:20 PM
Feb 2016

We're better than that, lets be DEMOCRATS!

 

rtracey

(2,062 posts)
20. I agree
Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:02 AM
Feb 2016

Lets be democrats... not specifically liberals or socialists, or moderates but democrats. The party is already split. There may not be a democratic president this election because of the split. Too many of each candidate has stated they would rather sit out then vote for Hillary/Bernie, which is really disturbing. Interestingly enough, many establishment republicans have said they will vote democrat before voting in Trump, so if this is true, this could counter the factions in the democratic Party that will stay home.

sorechasm

(631 posts)
12. The Dixiecrats split the party in the 60's, while the DLC split the party in the 90's.
Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:27 PM
Feb 2016

Bernie's putting the party of progressivism back together. Call it whatever you want.

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