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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 08:43 PM Jul 2016

Reid: DNC never gave Sanders a ‘fair deal’ [View all]

Reid: DNC never gave Sanders a ‘fair deal’

By Mark Hensch - July 27, 2016, 06:52 pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says Bernie Sanders never got a fair chance from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

“Bernie really had a movement out there, and it wasn’t right to treat him that way,” Reid said Wednesday from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, according to The Huffington Post.

“I knew — everybody knew — that this was not a fair deal,” he added.

Reid said outgoing DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasn't impartial during the Democratic primary....

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NEITHER did Harry Reid! Chasstev365 Jul 2016 #1
I'll agree metroins Jul 2016 #3
Ohh the irony of it all! InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2016 #33
Agree Top Cat Jul 2016 #101
He tried real hard tho but IMHO Reid has too much invested NWCorona Jul 2016 #119
Ya, it's kind of ironic.... think Jul 2016 #5
They weren't exactly supportive of Hillary in the election before. Pretty much shanked her. kerry-is-my-prez Jul 2016 #21
My first thought too. n/t TDale313 Jul 2016 #55
Harry Reid is not legally chartered to be neutral, but the DNC is. avaistheone1 Jul 2016 #88
+1 JRLeft Jul 2016 #92
NEITHER did Jeff Weaver! emulatorloo Jul 2016 #93
Weaver was a campaign manager, not the Senate Majority Leader Chasstev365 Jul 2016 #94
Who bears more responsibility in the end emulatorloo Jul 2016 #95
I don't blame Harry Reid for Bernie's loss. Chasstev365 Jul 2016 #96
Of course! I said in my post I was bitter, and that is a form of anger emulatorloo Jul 2016 #97
At the beginning of the campaigns, I was very open to both candidates, Bernie and Hillary still_one Jul 2016 #128
It seemed like Harry pulled out all the stops to help Hillary in Nevada. CentralMass Jul 2016 #2
Yes he did and the Lady in charge of the election polls admitted what they did and said oh well next Top Cat Jul 2016 #102
+1k CentralMass Jul 2016 #106
You've Got To Be Kidding.... global1 Jul 2016 #4
Worst, the people he was fighting for didn't get one nor did America. TheKentuckian Jul 2016 #6
Yeah, it was not good at all mvd Jul 2016 #67
Do you think he was just trying to appease unitedwethrive Jul 2016 #7
When you are retiring you can start telling the truth. former9thward Jul 2016 #126
Ass covering elehhhhna Jul 2016 #127
He ought to know, he participated in it. That Guy 888 Jul 2016 #8
Yep. GreenPartyVoter Jul 2016 #11
He thinks he's behind the curtain and we don't see, or only see a little. Actually, we probably JudyM Aug 2016 #134
True. deathrind Jul 2016 #9
Indeed. /nt think Jul 2016 #10
Our convention is kicking ass. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #20
You are certainly, deathrind Jul 2016 #24
It's not an opinion. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #27
Guys, it doesn't matter anymore. These things are a distraction and an intended distraction. Zynx Jul 2016 #12
No. You don't give a fuck. And that's the fucking problem! think Jul 2016 #13
You're right. I don't care. The primary is over. Only the general election matters at this point. Zynx Jul 2016 #16
Why didn't he say something when it mattered? He would have known..... What a crock! kerry-is-my-prez Jul 2016 #30
No. It isn't. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #86
High School cheer leaders. Are the DNC the teachers? Suggesting using Bernie's religion? think Jul 2016 #90
Let it go. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #99
There will be more resignations soon as there should be think Jul 2016 #100
If you think that is important, then go with that. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #107
Fair elections are important as is the DNC operating in a fair and impartial manor. If DNC members think Jul 2016 #110
See? You don't know what a political party is. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #116
I'm a Democrat. Millions of other Democrats voted for Bernie Sanders. The DNC should be neutral think Jul 2016 #117
So Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #132
No it's certainly not a game. The integrity of the party relies on it's ability to follow the spirit think Jul 2016 #133
Just flip the "cheerleaders" attribution and you'll see that the valid points you make are JudyM Aug 2016 #135
It is to you. Jakes Progress Aug 2016 #136
"We had a really strict rule. We are so strict that I did not vote in the Vermont primary at all," think Aug 2016 #138
You are so worried Jakes Progress Aug 2016 #142
3 more members of the DNC resigned today. That's what this thread is about. The situation is being think Aug 2016 #143
What should we do? Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #125
I can chew bubble gum and WALK at the same time think Jul 2016 #129
Not in this instance. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #130
To answer your question: it would have meant a fair and untainted election which is... That Guy 888 Jul 2016 #23
All that will happen by talking about it is making it worse. Move on. Zynx Jul 2016 #26
Grow up. hmm I read that as "fuck you I got the result I wanted so stop complaining." That Guy 888 Jul 2016 #31
"Grow up. When you're older, you'll realize that corruption is the way John Poet Jul 2016 #45
Fuck that noise! TDale313 Jul 2016 #83
I definitely do not agree. Jarqui Jul 2016 #40
It matters to those of us who DO give a fuck about this. SammyWinstonJack Jul 2016 #87
Harry Reid is trying to create a distraction? G_j Jul 2016 #118
No, Harry, it was just gossip. Read it right here on DU. Scuba Jul 2016 #14
What do you want? What does this matter at this point? What's the remedy? Zynx Jul 2016 #18
Cleaning up the DNC. Scuba Jul 2016 #32
Get rid of every member of the DNC who took part in it, John Poet Jul 2016 #48
The chair got kicked upstairs. bklyncowgirl Jul 2016 #51
Not really NWCorona Jul 2016 #121
Here's the deal. I don't want to have to say President Trump. bklyncowgirl Jul 2016 #50
West is proof it shouldn't be what they are calling a "fair" deal. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #15
Are you sure you're posting to the right thread? think Jul 2016 #17
Yes. Nt NCTraveler Jul 2016 #19
You''re post had nothing to do with the subject but have a nice night.... think Jul 2016 #22
It directly hit on the subject. Directly. Nt NCTraveler Jul 2016 #25
Right. Because Harry Reid saying Bernie didn't get a fair deal has everything to do with West. think Jul 2016 #28
The connection is direct. Truly. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #34
No. I'ts you deflecting from Reid said and the DNC did. But have at it. think Jul 2016 #35
Since he is already leaving to go back to being Ind. treestar Jul 2016 #29
Not surprising at all but thank you for the confirmation.... think Jul 2016 #37
Why should he stay? nt dflprincess Jul 2016 #52
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #58
He ran as a Democrat because, as he told Thom Hartmann before he even declared, dflprincess Jul 2016 #61
I'm not the one complaining treestar Jul 2016 #64
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #103
Would seem Sanders Press Secretary disagrees with you .. pkdu Jul 2016 #36
Disagree's with me? The statement was from Harry Reid. think Jul 2016 #39
Bwahaha....good one. You just posted a random quote/article/link you may or may not agree with ? pkdu Jul 2016 #41
I agree with Harry. Do you? think Jul 2016 #43
No , on this , I agree with the Snr. Sanders Staffer who knows much more about his campaign nt pkdu Jul 2016 #44
Bernie Sanders called what the DNC did to him outrageous. Can you agree with that? think Jul 2016 #47
Do you really think you got someone with that comment NWCorona Jul 2016 #122
Well, after raising five teenagers grubbs Jul 2016 #38
Bernie Sanders is 74. Harry Reid is 76. Those kids are so funny.... think Jul 2016 #42
Deliberately misunderstanding grubbs Jul 2016 #46
I got it completely. You are insulting Bernie Sanders supporters and claiming they are childish. think Jul 2016 #49
Actually I was pointing out the grubbs Jul 2016 #53
Too selfish. You mean like a neutral party that chooses to violate it's own rules to favor one think Jul 2016 #54
I would never seek to disillusion the youth grubbs Jul 2016 #62
And you need to have a moral and ethical compass. Good qualities right? Obey the rules. Fight fair. think Jul 2016 #63
Nice to have my ethics questioned grubbs Jul 2016 #65
Whose questioning your ethics? I was talking about the DNC. You know. The main topic in this thread. think Jul 2016 #66
You said that I needed to have a moral and ethical compass grubbs Jul 2016 #68
I wasn't referring to you & apologize that you took it that way. I meant the DNC. think Jul 2016 #69
Apology accepted grubbs Jul 2016 #73
HEY! THE DNC fucked up! The least you could do is admit it rather than make accusations.... think Jul 2016 #74
Whatever you say think. grubbs Jul 2016 #75
You are missing the point completely. Thanks.... think Jul 2016 #76
The point is Bernie is not the nominee grubbs Jul 2016 #77
So you disagree with Harry Reid, Howard Dean, and Ed Rendell? OK.... think Jul 2016 #78
No. I despise the hypocrisy grubbs Jul 2016 #81
You have tar babied me long enough. Farewell grubbs Jul 2016 #82
Posting about the DNC's violations is not violating any rules. But feel free to alert if it think Jul 2016 #89
Exactly. If it had been a fair fight, Sanders' peeps would be far, far less outraged. JudyM Jul 2016 #85
Thank you. Why can't many here get that and at least not rub it in after all that has transpired? think Jul 2016 #91
This message was self-deleted by its author JudyM Jul 2016 #98
How nice of Reid to deny is was happening so many times while the Race will still on krawhitham Jul 2016 #56
Wasn't it though. ../nt think Jul 2016 #57
stop stirring the pot! ericson00 Jul 2016 #59
Thank you! We all should be furious & embarrassed with what transpired! think Jul 2016 #60
Grumble, grumble Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #80
Nope. Heard it here over and over. No thumbs on scale Arazi Jul 2016 #70
Yep. And it so obvious. Now Harry admits it.... think Jul 2016 #71
So have you always been a huge Reid lover? Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #79
Reid statement was an opinion and so was Symone Sanders statement DLCWIdem Aug 2016 #137
It's easier to get forgiveness than permission demwing Jul 2016 #72
Give me a break! After the shit he pulled, now he's all naive?! BS! Nt riderinthestorm Jul 2016 #84
Frankly I don't care. She SHOULD be for the Democrat. n/t Lil Missy Jul 2016 #104
You don't care about the rules? think Jul 2016 #105
By any means necessary NWCorona Jul 2016 #123
too fair asimovecho Jul 2016 #108
What does your post have to do with the DNC and Harry Reid's statement? Nothing... think Jul 2016 #109
Pelosi: Sanders supporters have 'legitimate complaint' about DNC B Calm Jul 2016 #111
Thank you. So many posting in this thread can't seem to muster the common decency to think Jul 2016 #112
It's pretty hard to get over it when one side say's it never happened. At least Reid & Pelosi B Calm Jul 2016 #113
Yep. And 2 former heads of the DNC also agree. Both Ed Rendell and Howard Dean made that clear. think Jul 2016 #114
This message was self-deleted by its author DLCWIdem Aug 2016 #139
What in the world are you talking about? I am not a fan of Rendell but that's just ridiculous think Aug 2016 #140
sorry. wrong one. punchy up 20 hrs. DLCWIdem Aug 2016 #141
Agreed! NWCorona Jul 2016 #124
I remember hearing the "get over it" after Bush/Gore G_j Jul 2016 #120
A bit different that was a general election and there was nothing we could do. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #131
To paraphrase serial rapist/comedian Bill Cosby MurrayDelph Jul 2016 #115
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