Kumbaya over: Bernie Sanders NJ Chair Wisniewski summarily dropped as DNC member

FullSizeRender_modifiedLess than an hour after the Kumbaya first meeting of the NJ Delegation to the Democratic Convention, the pretty speeches about unity, and State Chair John Currie’s flattering words for Bernie Sanders’ NJ chair John Wisniewski, Wisniewski was summarily removed as a Jersey member of the DNC. This was by vote of the state committee, which met as soon as the delegates left the room; one meeting over, the next beginning.

Hard not to see that as an insult to every Sanders member of the NJ Delegation to see our campaign chair treated so disrespectfully – particularly after all the pretty reminders that despite all differences we come together as Democrats.

It’s the Hillary campaign’s responsibility at this point to bring along Sanders voters, convince them there are reasons to support her, assuming her win at convention. This campaign has been marked by credible charges that the DNC – and Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – have not been evenhanded in their treatment of their candidates, and that the party’s establishment pre-selected Clinton and delivered us the candidate every poll says is weaker against Trump than Sanders is. Reasonable people can argue the merits of those charges. But it does not bode well in New Jersey that as soon as the Sanders campaign leader’s back was turned, the party he once ran as State Chair played politics and demoted him. And it doesn’t make the NJ Hillary campaign look good, either.

I just talked to Wisniewski; here’s what he said:

I was surprised the Chairman did not say a word to me in advance. I had asked him for reappointment. The ED [meaning NJDSC exec. dir. Chris James] assured me that this was not on the Agenda for today’s meeting.

This is your Democratic State Committee, Blue Jerseyans. Step out of line, lead the effort for the primary candidate you believe in, challenge party orthodoxy, and it doesn’t matter how long your service to the party might be, or what you’ve done to move New Jersey forward – you get punished. If Wiz and Erdos had to go – and I’m not convinced – the considerate thing would have been to tell them, and make it clear to the state committee members. The way it was done seems graceless, and unnecessarily disrespectful.

I am one of the delegates for Bernie Sanders; there are 50 of us; Wisniewski’s our leader. He was lauded by Currie at the delegate meeting this morning, and given time to speak. When he told us all that Bernie’s campaign proved that campaign finance reform is possible, and the grassroots do matter, there was applause.

But today’s vote – throwing off the DNC both members who backed Sanders without even telling them – suggests the party does not want us, does not welcome the young voters Bernie Sanders energized here, and can call itself “progressive” and “grassroots” and then 15 minutes later act like a cynical, self-protective political machine.

Wisniewski was already out of the room and out of the building when the state committee voted; so was Erdos. When they left at the end of the delegates meeting, everything was peaches and cream. And I’m told by at least one state committee member that the names they voted on for DNC – by voice acclamation – were not provided before the vote. She found out Wisniewski and Erdos were dropped only when she left the room; the meeting over, vote done. And she felt completely blindsided.

This was minutes after Wisniewski had seconded the nomination of Currie to chair the NJ Delegation, and minutes after Currie named Wisniewski as an honorary co-chair of our delegation.

Wisniewski is a former state Democratic Chair. Deputy Speaker of the NJ Assembly. Chair of the Assembly’s Transportation Committee. Delegation leader of the 50 delegates elected to represent Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia. Co-leader (with Sen. Loretta Weinberg) of the NJ Legislature’s investigation of the Bridgegate affair. He and Erdos, a former Director of the NJ. Division of Consumer Affairs, remain as DNC members through the July convention.

This is your state Democratic Party, Blue Jerseyans.

Comments (131)

  1. Scott McDonald

    I feel ya Rosi. I know what it is like to tell the emperor he wears no clothes. What was done John is a sin. If the Republicans in this country weren’t so F’d up, I’d have joined them and I’ve had the opportunity.

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    1. Annette Perry

      Asking people to unite behind someone they morally can’t vote for is an impossible request.

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      1. Karen Alt

        I Agree with you 500&+++. After all the Fraud, manipulation, Lies, Deceit, Corruption by the ” Evil Hillary”, I would never vote for her!!! I hope that the FBI indicted her. As for Obama, I wonder if Legal Action can be taken against him. He won’t release “Evil’s” e-mails until after the election suggests that he is a CROOK too!!!

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      2. Beverly Johnson

        It is clearly not just Hillary. The corruption in the Democratic Party is out there in the open for all to see. Skip the voting box for Democratic candidates. Let’s send a message they cannot ignore.

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        1. Mike McGuire

          That’s utterly brilliant. And allow Donald Trump to appoint THREE Supreme Court Justices, creating the most conservative court in history that will last for decades, destroying everything Bernie purports to stand for…absolute genius.

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      3. Thibbadubba

        Totally agree! But if there was a good brokered deal, a coalition government, planks from Bernie’s platform, spots in the cabinet, maaaaybe I’d soil my soul.

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    2. Carol Gay

      The establishment Dems seem intent on driving Bernie supporters out. They don’t seem to get that we are totally sick of their lies and corruption. Well I guess they will have to do their dirty deeds without us. I AM DONE WITH THE DEMS. Let’s build our own Labor/Green/Progressive People’s Party. We deserve better than deceptive Dems.

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      1. Amy Sterling Casil

        I’m sorry to hear this – he seems like a very nice guy. I believe they are counting on Trump to deliver election and do not care what anybody says or does. Their inner circle simply says what they think people want to hear and now doesn’t even really pretend to do that.

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        1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

          Yes, Amy – Assemblyman Wisniewski is a high-quality person, respected in the Legislature and a possible candidate for Governor to succeed Chris Christie. You may know his name from the national coverage of Christie’s Bridgegate scandal. He was the co-chair, with Sen. Loretta Weinberg, of the Legislature’s investigation of Bridgegate.

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        2. Paul Brush

          I’m sick and tired of Democratic party “bosses” in this state. This kind of bullying doesn’t make us look good with the public which is why an unqualified nitwit like Trump can get 14million votes. Public is fed up with party politics. To strip John and Reni of their delegate status is WRONG! REINSTATE THEM! Paul Brush, former Mayor of Toms River.

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      2. orbit7er

        Join the Greens!
        We need a Green Transition, an end to the endless Wars, an end to the Corporate subsidies and Democratic Boss politics which the Greens support.
        The major reason that Germany is a world leader in renewable energy is because the Greens were part of the Red-Green governing coalition back in the 80’s and they pushed way back then for the Green transition. Thus promoting solar, wind, methane capture, Green Transit which allowed Germany a short time ago to supply 90% of their power from renewable sources.

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        1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

          Sorry, orbit7er. I like the Greens, but I don’t see a lot of organizational ability, focus and campaign viability with them, outside of a few, but very few, bright spots. No offense intended.

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          1. Thubbadubba

            Orbit7er, Rosi,

            When we have over 42% of the electorate saying they were independent (declaring? Don’t recall) then if there is ever a time to challenge the crooked two-party system it’s now. A significant percentage of the independents are not attracted to a progressive or green party, but to start something you need a seed to rally around. We could count on a lot of Bernie’s millions for sure.

            When the democratic party is relying on people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz I have confidence we can do much better. Are you aware that she is openly campaigning AGAINST the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)? And people are OK with that?

            I think we have PLENTY of brilliant people out there. Maybe because we haven’t heard about them yet is because they exist in such a abhorrent political soup. In a nurturing progressive party maybe we’d have plenty.

            Citation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/debbie-wasserman-schultz-paylenders-cfpb_us_56d4ce38e4b03260bf77e8fc

      3. Paul

        I’m totally with you! Sanders has shown that money can be raised by an outsider. Lets expand on his success!

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      4. carol

        Bernie is not a Democrat and has made that clear. He will switch back to Independent. Losers do not get to make rules.

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        1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

          carol, Bernie Sanders’ voters are a bit less than half the Democratic electorate, and beyond the primary contest had far more support among the largest sector of American voters – the 43% who are unaffiliated – than Clinton. Yes, quite true “losers do not get to make rules.” But that attitude of “Screw you, we won!” will get Dems & Clinton nowhere. HRC is deeply disliked beyond the 31% of voters who are Dems. Ignore the shift in the electorate that Sanders represents at your own peril.

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    3. BOB WIELAND

      If Bernie does not come through at the convention and will not run independent and the the platform does not hold people the Bernie wants to represent the party then the hell with em I’m going Trump–

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        I hope you don’t vote for Donald Trump. There’s a difference IMO between fighting like hell for the best candidate (and if you’re a Democrat, the best party you can) and voting for an orange-toned bigot because the winner on this side benefitted from questionable party conduct.

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        1. Tina

          Rosi, that is where you have it all wrong. In the world of US politics of the past your assumption that all registered Dems are actual democrats would be true. But during this election cycle, something changed. Many no affiliations changes their registration solely to vote for Sanders. If the DNC drops himhim, these very same people will drop the DNC.

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          1. CreedPogue

            How many are people who did NOT vote for Obama in 2012?

          2. Jay Patel

            Agree!

            I am an independent but mostly voted for democrat including HRC in 2008 primary. But the establishment democrats are proving themselves as corrupt soldouts and antidemocratic, I encourage Bernie to launch his own presidential campaign. I believe that in a three way race, Bernie can defeat both HRC and DTrump! If not, let the chips fall where they may!

        2. Miku

          So why do you hate people with orange skin? Looks like we found the true bigot.

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          1. Thubbadubba

            Miku, Miku!! Don’t so hasty to label. We get enough of that from the sold-out schills, the talking heads of the reactionary right.

  2. Loretta weinberg

    Pretty nasty way to handle things. Who replaced them?

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    1. Mike Spengler

      Well Loretta, after “declaring” myself a Dem at the polls on 6/7 this simply reminds me to (for a 2nd time) get down to the Englewood City Clerk’s office tomorrow morning first thing and re-register as “Unaffiliated.” One of the two reasons I became “Unaffiliated” in 2009 (after 35 years as a Democrat) was the corruption of NJ Dem “Mongol Chieftain” machine bosses. Guess Norcross’s lapdog John Currie wants to keep it that way. I’m out. And yes, although at present my plan is to vote Hillary in November, like some GOP types have said about Trump, the actions of NJ Dem powers-that-be are making that choice harder and harder…

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      1. June

        Write Bernie Sanders in or vote green party..worth thinking about. That’s my plan.

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        1. Laurel Kornfeld

          Mine too. Every time the party leadership, whether at the state or federal level, pulls a stunt like this, I only become more determined to either write Bernie in or vote Green.

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      2. Thubbadubba

        Mike, I also declared myself Democrat for the same reason. And I’ll leave them for the same reasons, they are even more morally repugnant than the repubs in that the repubs are up front and brazen about their mission for their corporate masters. The Dems still sometimes pretend to work for the people. And that’s not fair, there are many really good people on the Democrat side doing really good important work.

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  3. Barbara Geiger

    Let’s try to bring the party together…we. need the Sanders supporters to help define our platform and elect Hillart Clinton.

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    1. Patricia B

      Are you deaf and/or blind to all that’s been proven about HRC? Why on EARTH would you want that criminal woman as your President? She’s a liar, a warmonger, and cant even fight an honest campaign. Wake up.

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      1. Robin

        Patricia, you hit the nail on the head sister! I’m quitting the Democratic Party because of all the corruption I’ve seen. Just terrible corruption and lying. Hillary is about as low in the bucket as you can go for a presidential candidate, and that Wasserman Schultz bitch…wow, what a piece of work she is…I actually hate her.

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        1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

          Hi Robin. I think you may be a new commenter here at Blue Jersey, so you might not know we ask people not to use terms like ‘bitch’ – even in describing politicians. [Same goes for things like fat jokes about Christie]. I approved the comment anyway, because frankly the response to yesterday’s vote and this post has included a lot of very strong response – very rough response.

          To my mind, this shows the high wall the Democrats are going to have to get over in trying to win back so many voters who feel so alienated by Clinton’s campaign and by the national Party’s conduct during the primary.

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          1. Ceeek

            This is your slimy troll infestation. Right here. Your rant was posted there. They’re Co. Ing over in droves kicked out and banned from multiple other sites. The Hillary derangement syndrome is horrific. You start allowing this misogyny here? I’m never reading this site again. And will make sure everyone knows what kind of scum is posted here.

      2. Annette Perry

        Fraud is fraud. Corruption is Corruption. Any other honest candidate, the party may have united. But, not Hillary. Not someone barren of any morals.

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      3. Ceeek

        nice. I see the reddit kossacks for Sanders crew is here to foul up the New Jersey website. If there’s any moderation here at all know that this post just went up at a unhinged democratic party hating Trump supporting Hillary derangement syndrome cesspool called kossaks for Sanders. It’s a slimy piece of work. Those people will now slither over here to spew. As a life long resident of nj and long time reader of bnj….the garbage you mods will now allow and are allowing with these misogynist sexism scummy comments is beyond the pale.

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        1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

          It’s a great big internet out there, Ceeek. I think it’s being shared because the story has legs. For the record, my objections to what happened yesterday have zero to do with misogyny, or supporting Donald Trump, or sexism or any of the things it seems you want to paste on because you don’t like a reddit site I’ve never seen before.

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          1. Ceeek

            Please. I just explained to you clearly and succinctly that your post was shared at a misogynistic slimy cesspool of Trump love and Hillary hatred and those non nj residents are spewing their hatred and sexism about this over there…. And it’s linked to here! So they are slithering over in this thread to post their Hillary hatred and sexism. This is why Sanders lost. Period. And he lostin every way possible. He’s utterly irrelevant. As are pumas whining when they lose. Sanders supporters behavior was despicable all year. And continues to be after he lost. Pathetic. Go vote for Trump or Stein.

          2. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

            Ironic that you complain so bitterly about the site you call hate-filled, given the fact your comment above absolutely seethes with it. Bye-bye.

        2. fred a blumberg

          Ceeek we are a party and parties have divisions why throw the lie of misogyny etc… out there when there are many other more significant differences between a Sanders supporter and a Hillary backer, the Idea was to try to smooth things over and move on, you seem to have quill full of sharpened arrows ready to shoot anyone who supports someone besides your presumptive candidate. What happened yesterday was very SLIMY and done underhandedly, not what we need right now. When this sort of activity takes place it only serves to confirm all the fears and accusations of my fellow Berners…

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        3. Moon Womyn

          Gee… Did I not just see a post wherein you stated you would never read this site again? Hmmmm… Okay, you may now leave. Have a fabulous day!

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      4. Lisa

        I’m sorry have it missed where she was convicted of something,?

        That has never ever happend.

        Republicans place these charges against her however no laws have ever convicted her

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    2. Patricia Gonzales

      Barbara Geiger,Are you joking or are you completely off your rocker? Sure you want Bernie Sanders Supporters, because you know good and well without them The Criminal Hillary is going DOWN and OUT and to PRISON. Well I have news for you and your Criminal, she will never get one vote from us, we are NOT anything like the fools she has following her.

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        Hi, Patricia – Please refrain from calling out other readers with insults here.

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        1. Texohticatl Ruiz P.

          It’s not an insult if it’s true. Due you prefer “lemmings”? Are not the followers of ISIS, the KKK, Justin Bieber, etc., the same? To keep supporting a proven oligarch, war-hawk, manipulative opportunist….is that not foolish? Wake up! For the sake of the world, wake up! Peace!

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          1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

            You know what, Texohticatl Ruiz P., I’m not going to get into a back and forth over whether another reader is ‘off their rocker’. I think you can make your case in more constructive words than that, or ‘lemmings.’ You are welcome here – I want to be clear – but if you can’t talk to people here without personal insults, please don’t comment here.

    3. Leo R. Toussaint

      If you are a die hard supporter of Clinton, do hold your breath waiting for us.

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    4. Roxanne Decktor

      You may need us; We Do NOT NEED YOU. I will only vote for a candiate with integrity, not a member of a crime syndicate. Until we address the voting fraud occurring in the past several elections and that the UN will not even monitor until we have the things in place that we require in the 3’rd world countries, we do not have a DEMOCRACY.

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      1. Amy Sterling Casil

        Roxanne it’s pretty clear that the powers that be do not think Bernie supporters are needed.

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    5. Mike

      And this is now in public and will help push more to the Never Hillary camp. Party politics will kill the party

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    6. nh

      I haven’t seen much effort on the part of the Hillary machine in this direction. I’m one Sanders supporter who is quite done with the Democratic Party. I think that suits the Party just fine too. They’ve made it abundantly clear that they have no use for me either. It’s a sad day when you find out that an organization you’ve supported for 40 years has been lying to you all along…and you bought it.

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    7. Terrie Walters

      What part of “never” do you not understand?

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    8. Paul Harrison

      Too late. I would NEVER vote for her; but the continued shenanigans of the Democrat elites will assure that I will not be voting AGAINST Hillary Clinton alone.

      Welcome to the #NeverCrookedHillary tsunami!

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    9. Nena leber

      Not on your life!! No vote or Trump

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        I hope that’s not your decision, Nena – with respect.

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    10. Doc Gordon

      Not going to happen. Too many of us have scruples against voting for Republicans and against voting for criminals. Those are the base demographics Hillary has always relied on, and we’re already seeing her knocking at their doors with her begging-basket out.
      Clintons beyrayed the party 25 years ago. If you let them do it again you’re in an abusive relationship and need guidance.

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    11. Tina

      Seriously? The behaviour of the New Jersey DNC makes it abundantly clear that they do NOT want to join forces. They want to punish the descidents instead. Secondly and almost as important, large group of Bernie followers were NEVER democrats. They only registered as democrats so that they could vote for Bernie in the primaries/Caucuses. If the DNC pushes him oitout, they will push all of those voting people out tootoo.

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    12. Ronald Wolff

      After this gross display of dirty politics–tossing Sanders’ delegates out behind their backs?? You’re dreamin lady! Why is she cheating? Bcs she can’t make it honestly. She has a dirty record that keep getting filthier.

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    13. Jill Collett Buschlen

      Please explain why you think Sanders supporters should now help elect Hillary. After having their votes not counted, had their votes suppressed, witnessed a rigged primary, were lied about and minimized. You’re dreaming if you think Sanders supporters will get behind HRC. This is just one of numerous incidents. After the convention, if Sanders doesn’t get the nomination, there will be a mass exodus from the Democratic party. The “lesser of two evils” is not working. We have seen the master plan of the DNC in HRC’s leaked emails where they had determined Hillary would be their nominee long before Sanders even threw his hat in the ring. The big corps and the banks want HRC to continue the status quo and get their girl to pay them back their 28 million in donations They are expecting a lot of quid pro quo from her as evidenced by their threat to her that she better not name Elizabeth Warren as VP.

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        Weighing in here.

        It’s June. Convention’s next month. But November is 5 months away. I do think that the Democratic establishment, pulling strings and using every bit of its bulk, its connections and its bent rules in service of what is essentially a pre-selected candidate, now finds itself in some trouble. It still amounts to a win for Clinton, and a very likely nomination. But it also means a fractured electorate which the party’s machinations at several levels – most, if not all legal, much of it unethical – now exposes. Hillary Clinton wins. But she wins with a questionable mandate. She could only win ugly; with a little less than half ‘her’ party alienated and disgusted. And scoring very low with the ‘independents’ she now has to face. And the DNC keeping its finger on the scale for her – though it helped deliver that win – also leaves their candidate looking like she can’t win without being propped-up. By big money. By corporate patrons [who she owes … what? we don’t know]. By a party failing to be “evenhanded” as its Charter requires. And without a message that resonates for many voters the Democratic Party apparently took for granted.

        It’s not much of a mandate when your campaign message relies too heavily on gender; young women and men don’t all see feminism as a rich white woman with already massive power breaking that last glass ceiling for herself (and neither do all old women and men). And its not much of a mandate if a deeply disliked nominee – with the highest unfavorable rating in history – relies too heavily on “Trump is worse.”

        That said, for me I don’t know yet how I’ll vote in November, it’s 5 months away. Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to grasp that my vote has to be earned, as is true for many voters besides me. Currently, Team Clinton can’t get itself past spewing vitriol at anybody who doesn’t ‘fall in line.”

        I’m tired of my vote and my loyalty being taken for granted, tired of “lesser-evilism.” But I am open to Hillary Clinton to make her best case to earn my vote. I am open. I don’t have confidence in her ability to do that, but I want to see her try, and I would hold her to it if she ever made that case.

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    14. Thubbadubba

      Then maybe start by proposing how Bernie’s ideology can find a home in Hillary’s government? Coalition? Planks from his platform? Positions in the cabinet? If you want to entice millions of distrustful and disenchanted voters don’t fool around, offer us something significant.

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  4. Scott Neuman

    just talked to Wisniewski; here’s what he said:

    I was surprised the Chairman did not say a word to me in advance. I had asked him for reappointment. The ED [meaning NJDSC exec. dir. Chris James] assured me that this was not on the Agenda for today’s meeting.

    Funny statement when you consider he voted against Frederick LaVergne for Congress after Fred won the Burlington Line.

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    1. barry brendel

      How could he voted against Fred LaVergne when he lives in Sayreville – 25 miles from the district?

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        Yeah, that makes no sense.

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  5. Nancy

    Senator Bernie Sanders supporters are educated, mobile, and determined. For now, we support, as democrats, the overhaul of your sorry-excuse-of-a-platform. You are becoming a minority in this progressive time. Dirty, old, backroom politics belongs in the past.

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    1. Emerald Eyes

      They shouldn’t trust any of the Clinton crew, they are so underhanded – that’s the way they are. Clearly, if they will treat Bernie the way they have, they can’t be trusted to do anything honest and above board. They do everything behind Bernie’s back. They can’t look people in the eye and have integrity. But, Karma is looking out for Bernie and his Berners! Have no fear.

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  6. GS Foley

    What are they afraid of; why were the Chair and the ex. director so nasty; no manners! Lousy way to run a meeting! Time for a few replacements….

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  7. Kathleen Lake

    The DNC is shrinking every hour of every day. By July the only ones left will be the ones who think racketeering and elections fraud is just fine, they love Citizens United and want to retain superdelegates so they can play puppetmaster to we serfs. Nope, nah and no. We need Joe W. and he won’t have to spend five hours a day fundraising because he won’t need to. We’ve clocked him as a person of character and that’s all the currency he needs. Thanks Joe see you in philly

    trusrvote.org

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  8. Joe Hadley

    Why doesn’t this surprise me? I guess because I watched about 6 hrs of videos from Nevada. They want a candidate that has a price…HRC. Bernie forever!

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  9. Joy Darlene Artiago

    They will live to rue the day they did this to Bernie as he will survive and concur.

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  10. Jeff Hitchcock

    That HRC continues to be above the law and our Department of Justice ignores their mandate to protect us from such flagrant criminals who laugh at ESPIONAGE by opening up our entire federal government to worldwide hackers by playing by her rules(a personal non-secure server located in her residence chock full of classified and even Above Top Secret Classified documents) is clearly not just a “mistake” you can apologize for. I am ashamed of the DOJ, President Obama and anyone else in our government who thinks this is acceptable behavior and that this person would make a good leader for the USA. To think an agency with a +$27billion annual budget cannot, or will not, do their job to protect the citizens of our country from a clearly morally bankrupt, power hungry individual who just wants to continue pandering to the rich through her war mongering cohorts is the height of Un-American at best and treasonous in my eyes. I can only hope that Bernie Sanders will continue to fight through the biased/rigged convention and be somewhere on the ballot for the General Election…then we can watch a nationwide fraudulent election perpetrated by our own government. :(

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    1. Steve Frye

      The clandestine server was actually moved to The Clinton Foundation headquarters in New York for a period of time. Think about it (like the FBI must be); US State Department communications landing at the Clinton Foundation before ever finding their way back to the state department for analysis, if they all ever did. The FBI investigation has broadened and will ensnare many participants.

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  11. mcarson

    Please post this everywhere. Mr. Wisniewski is known to many outside of the east coast for his work on Bridgegate when we were all terrified Christy would be the Republican nominee. (At the time we couldn’t imagine anyone worse, Trump was not yet on my radar).
    Post it on twitter and Facebook with a good head shot, he was on Rachel Maddow quite a bit during Bridgegate, so people know who he is even if they don’t know his name.
    If this got around it would protect other people in danger of being shafted like this, and make Clinton pay a price for her hardball tactics.
    The more this goes viral the safer other Sanders supporters will be in other states. These elected officials really stuck their necks out for us, and I’d like to have their backs.
    The bit about never having to fund fundraise again is a good point to publicize. Everyone is afraid we’ll stop funding people now that the primary is over, and that’s not true. We’ll have loyal officials to take care of after the primary. Nothing will piss the Clintons off more than to find out our people will have all the cash they need from now on.
    If we make a big deal out of guaranteeing Wisniewski support in his next election we scare all of them.
    One politician told me that his friends are already talking about who those “Sanders people” are going to “turn the money hose on next”, meaning which one of them will get a cash supported challenger who doesn’t have to promise anything to run.
    I live in Oregon and this is important to us out here. Let us help you.

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    1. fredamae

      I too live in Oregon. I too know who Wisniewski is. I have respect for him as a Good Democrat.

      This is important to all of us. Please keep us informed.

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  12. James Hovland

    The Democrats have until July 25th to decide if they want to represent an Oligarchy or the people. We eagerly await their decision.

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  13. Ken Bank

    I’d like more info. What does John Currie and other members of the NJDSC say about this? What reasons do they give, and who did they replace him with?

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      I intend to find that out by Monday, Ken. And if they have something to say, we’ll post that in full.

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  14. Rachman Cantrell

    The super delegate vote will determine the healthy survival or imminent death of the Democrat party! I have been a loyal Democrat for over fifty years but if Bernie is not the nominee I, along with many others, will be reluctantly leaving the party after the convention. Hillary or Trump are both unacceptable candidates and would be disasters for the country! We should not be forced to choose between them! If Bernie is not the nominee the best hope for all of us is if he will head a third party ticket. Independent voters make up 43% of the voting population and with about half of Democrats and some moderate Republicans he could very easily win in a third party bid! Polls show that most Bernie supporters will not vote for Hillary under any circumstances and I am one of them!

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      I haven’t seen any polls that say ‘most’ Bernie supporters won’t consider voting for Hillary (if you have, please post a link). I have seen numbers that suggest a significant chunk say that (so did the PUMAs of Hillary’s 08 campaign, under very different circumstances). But IMO it’s still early, and if Trump is the GOP nom, that mass reticence could indeed change. But Hillary and the party have a lot of work to do to make that happen.

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      1. fred a blumberg

        Heres one:
        http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/06/10/cenk_uygur_shocked_by_poll_saying_80_of_his_audience_would_never_vote_for_hillary_clinton.html there are more…. I can find them Ive reposted your article on about ten FB pages as well as my own “Feel the Bern! Jersey Shore” and it is creating quite the stir…

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  15. Charlotte Pritchard

    I was a lifelong Democrat until now. I’m out of here. Clearly, Clinton’s corruption extends its tentacles throughout the entire organization.

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    1. Lori Lamb

      Me too

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  16. Richard Lurie

    It isn’t Hillary’s responsibility to bring along Bernie Sanders supporters, you entitled jerk.

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    1. Lizz

      Yes, actually it is.
      If she wants our votes…. She needs to try EARNING them. You want to wave the word “entitled” around? It’s entitled to think that just because someone has name recognition because their husband was president, that THAT is the only reason they deserve my vote.
      There have been hundreds of thousands of people across the country who have been wiped from democratic voter rolls by way of complete removal or parties switched without the voters’ consent. There have been hundreds of thousands of voters wrongly given provisional ballots across the country. And in each case it was largely Bernie voters who were the victims of these crimes, and others.
      Since it would seem that the dem party and Hillary don’t want our votes, she should be quite HAPPY now! Look! We did what she wanted ! She just loves being in control! She made it clear she doesn’t want Sander’s voters to vote democrat….and who are we to get in the way?
      Ps..to any HC suppprter reading this..you don’t have to worry anyway… Since you all seem to be a-ok with cheating and dirty tactics, then why worry? Hrc and the dirty dems can cheat their way through the general if they want!

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        Yikes, Lizz. I really don’t think it’s fair to slur every Hillary Clinton by suggesting they’re all “a-ok with cheating and dirty tactics.” There are people – by the millions – who voted for Clinton because they feel – as deeply as I do for Sanders – that Clinton is the best choice to lead the country.

        There are credible complaints against the Democratic Party’s conduct and leadership during this primary – and one DNC Vice Chair resigned over it, and another publicly called Debbie Wasserman Schultz a liar. From my read, DWS was in violation of the DNC Charter (Article 5, Sec. 4), the money relationships between 32 state parties and the Clinton campaign was highly questionable, and the superdelegate process is undemocratic, disrespects voters and needs to be junked.

        But I think there’s a lot of space between the issues with the party and Clinton’s campaign … and all of Clinton’s voters. They’re my neighbors, my fellow party members here, and – just me now – I may disagree with them on priorities or candidates, but I don’t mistrust them or make them responsible for their candidate’s failings. My 2 cents.

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        1. Xplo

          “Yikes, Lizz. I really don’t think it’s fair to slur every Hillary Clinton by suggesting they’re all “a-ok with cheating and dirty tactics.” There are people – by the millions – who voted for Clinton because they feel – as deeply as I do for Sanders – that Clinton is the best choice to lead the country.”

          You are drawing a false equivalence here.

          Hillary Clinton is known to be corrupt, known to be a warmonger, and strongly suspected (by the FBI, no less!) to be a criminal. Furthermore, she ran a dirty, nasty campaign, characterized by lies and baseless accusations about her opponent and underhanded tricks at caucuses and conventions. Furthermore, there was a clear mainstream media bias for Hillary and against Sanders. Furthermore there is ample evidence that she has benefited from widespread voter suppression and electoral fraud.

          Bernie has none of these problems. Like him or not, he’s an extraordinarily clean candidate who has run as honest a race as any of us will ever see.

          If Hillary supporters don’t want to be accused of being okay with cheating and dirty tactics, among other things, then they shouldn’t support a dirty cheater. It really is that simple. It is not inappropriate for people to demand that candidates for the office of President demonstrate some integrity. Nor is it inappropriate for people to demand that supporters of a candidate for the office of President also demonstrate some integrity… by choosing a candidate who has some.

          If I may, I would like to remind you of two things.

          First, all this is not just some silly game. There are significant differences between Bernie and Hillary where domestic and foreign policy are concerned. Lives may literally hang in the balance between these nominees, considering the effect of war and poverty. Those lives and the policies they depend on are, quite frankly, more important than ANY amount of forced civility.

          Second, and in support of the first, is this quote from MLK, from his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”:

          “…the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice…”

          Calls for civility in the face of Hillary’s negatives is an attempt to remove tension, what MLK called a negative peace. What this country needs is the presence of justice wherein the liars and frauds and abusers who want to run our government, and the people who uphold them, are called out. We need a positive peace which can only be created by washing away lies and corruption.

          Every Democrat who is not outraged at how this primary has been conducted is complicit, and that is NOT okay.

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          1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

            You’ve made a strong case, and I agree with quite a lot of it. I am personally close to your thinking. But I am also not willing to tar voters with what I see are the ethical problems in the way her campaign was run, and in the party’s conduct. And that is because I’ve just spent a year telling Hillary Clinton voters that demonizing Sanders voters is unkind, assumes far too much, and gets us all nowhere. My 2 cents, I don’t feel any less strongly about this than you do, but I can’t turn around and join in with pasting my problems with HRC and the Dems on voters who are just making the best decisions they can based on their own criteria.

          2. Jill Collett Buschlen

            Well said. It seems Hillary voters are either blissfully ignorant of her past and present actions or are part of the 1% who want to maintain the status quo. Of course there’s the woman card used also which makes me ashamed to be female. If anyone votes for president because of their genitalia, they are too ignorant and shallow to be allowed to vote.

    2. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      Hi Richard Lurie. I approved your comment because in this thread there’s a lot of replies to this post with rough language, deeply felt, and not just you. But we keep conversation here as civil as we can. If it’s me you’re calling a ‘jerk,’ I can let that roll right off my shoulders. I literally don’t care. But as this site’s editor, we don’t call each other anything like ‘jerk’ here. Not allowed. Full stop. You may be new to commenting here, so I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you don’t know that. You’re welcome here, but remember that.

      Now I want to address the substance of what you wrote, because I think you’re wrong. Two reasons why it IS Hillary Clinton’s responsibility to bring along Bernie Sanders supporters:

      (1) She needs Sanders voters – BADLY. Hillary is a candidate who is deeply disliked by the American electorate. How disliked? Most recent numbers are from Rasmussen: 59% of likely voters have an unfavorable opinion of her (with most of those registering as Very Unfavorable), while just 38% view her favorably. Only reason this isn’t screaming front page news every day is that Trump’s are actually worse. But both candidates are deeply underwater. Unprecedented. Clinton has the lowest favorables of any Democratic nominee since those polls have been taken. Sanders voters are a huge sector of the Dem electorate, plus a greater percentage of unaffiliated voters than Clinton was able to attract. She needs us.

      (2) The presumptive nominee IS the leader of the Democratic Party. If she wants to lead, she actually has to LEAD. And it better start with the nearly half of her own party she doesn’t have or the general could be a problem. I’m on the side of her doing that, and the party doing that, but lip service about ‘unity’ doesn’t make the grade.

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      1. Ceeek

        If Sanders supporters don’t want to vote for Hillary Clinton and want a trump presidency go ahead have at it. I could really care less at this point with the temper tantrums and The Stomping of the feet and acting like a republican in the White House wouldn’t hurt the people who support Sanders who are Democratic Socialist. So go ahead act like a little child wherein holding your breath till you turn blue doesn’t hurt you. This is the same ignorant mentality that Gave us Chris Christie for two terms.

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        1. Steve Frye

          You “really could care less”? Gee, sounds like you are all concerned. Or maybe that’s what spontaneously spilled out of your mouth. The FBI has over a month to make all you Hillbillies ashamed.

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          1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

            Hillbillies? Come on. Please don’t call Clinton voters that here. We don’t allow the term Berniebots here either.

        2. fred a blumberg

          You said you were going away never to return, clearly you are upset by something you read, you wont be gaining any friends or supporters of your cause by spitting piss and vinegar at them…
          Chill girl and try to get the point that there are two or more sides to every argument and you will not gain a following by triangulating, that is best left to the Trumpsters…

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    3. Frank S

      Yes Richard Lurie, it is Hillary’s responsibility to get the voters to support and vote for her! It isn’t anyone else’s. If Bernie said go vote for HRC, I still would not. So what, I go vote green or worse for you. Talk about entitlement mindset. I am disgusted by DEM politics and backroom deals. Hypocrite doesn’t begin to describe it.

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      1. Ceeek

        Right. Trolls gotta troll. You are exhibit a through z.

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  17. KAC

    I have been a lifelong Democrat in New Jersey (registered 40 years!) and I am embarassed but not surprised by the Party’s actions. It is no more than how I was treated at the municipal level. The NJ Dems are no better than those in any other state and there is a need for housecleaning. Bernie Sanders represents honesty and integrity and the Party can’t stand that. Party officials are so cowed by HRC’s people and so in her sway, they can’t get away. Nor to they seem to WANT to get away, they just want to continue to feed at the same trough. I will write in Bernie if I have to and will never give another dime to the local Dems until there are some radical changes …. like, they go back to being a “party of the people” and show some concern for their constituents? Be like the Dems of my childhood who actually stood for something? You know, concern for social welfare and all that? The reason I signed on in the first place? Too much to hope for? Well, I have to follow Bernie, then.

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  18. Eli Harold

    #UniteBlueFuckYou

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  19. Anne Onymous

    Disgraceful – but we can’t quit the Dem party and let the whole State go red! Turning it Green might be an option, but we can’t let the Reds run away with the state…

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  20. Michael Petti

    Hillary has to win my vote. This stunt indicates that Hillary and the DNC are not working to get my Bernie vote.

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  21. huntsu

    Wow. The vitriol here is palpable and disturbing.

    The willingness to attack and slander and impugn people with whom you generally agree on issues, candidates and platform is sad to me.

    Blue Jersey is not above disagreements or arguing with each other, but we pride ourselves on doing so with respect and rationality.

    I am seeing neither here.

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      huntsu, One commenter pointed out there are comments coming at us here from this diary being reposted elsewhere. Fine by me, like I said, it’s a big internet out there. I do agree with you that the conversation veers into really harsh and unproductive language, and I’m calling it out as best I can. We have a different culture here and way of talking to each other. But here’s the thing: This is the wall that the Democratic Party has to get over, that the Hillary campaign has to get over. Reasonable people can disagree, but the reality is that a lot of voters the Democrats need to win are alienated and angry. We’re seeing it full in the face here right now.

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  22. BornLeftOK

    In early 2015 I wasn’t going to vote. I saw Clinton coming. Saw Trump and a pack of neocons coming and I knew there was nothing left in our country’s political process worthy of my participation. Then I watched Sanders’ speech in Madison and he spoke to me and others like me who were giving up.

    We support Sanders because he shares and promotes our principles. Something Gen X and Boomers don’t seem to understand about Millenials, we rebel when our principles are challenged. We quit jobs over our principles, and that’s our livelihoods. If you think a generation plagued by the compromised principles and often deadly results brought upon us by older generations isn’t going to stand in the way of more of the same, you’re out of touch.

    We know what all of our politicians have done. We know what Clinton has done. We will not vote for her. Take that to your too big to fail bank.

    I am not all of #NeverHillary, but I am one who will vote Trump on a scorched earth mentality. I’m done with status quo and I know the consequences will be great, because I saw us destroy Iraq, Syria, Lybia etc. If we do not change course, then it’s a matter of time before we answer for our foreign politics.

    Oh yeah, and I didn’t learn my opinions from Republicans. That argument dismisses people’s ability to find the facts and make up their own minds. I’ve seen the truth in videos out of Arab Spring, etc. I’ve seen the truth in wiki leaks. When will people like Clinton learn, we know the truth and won’t stand for these destructive politics of war anymore?

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      I’m tail-end of the boomer generation, but I think the Clinton campaign’s decision to deal with Millennial voters she didn’t do well with by mischaracterizing them (Berniebros, sexist, misogynist, racist blah blah blah) may have lasting impact. These are voters who know the America they want, feel it in their bones, and have reasons for what they reject. Taking them for granted is a mistake.

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    2. Laurel Kornfeld

      I’m totally with you until you accuse generations other than millennials of not understanding the principle of rebelling when one’s principles are challenged. Please do not believe the media lie that Bernie’s support is limited to millennials. He has broad support from every generation from people who feel just like you do. I was born in 1965 and having spent my whole life fighting for principles and the underdogs who represent them, deeply resent your exclusion of all but millennials in this category.

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  23. Jim Keady

    The Democratic Party is a mess, both here in NJ and nationally. Having held office at the local level (as an independent) and having run, at the request of the party, at the state and federal levels, I can attest to this reality with absolute certainty. There is relatively no political courage to do what is right for the party and the common good. It is consistently about expediency, maintaining the status quo and protecting political fiefdoms. It may very well be time for a clean break to be made from this dysfunctional relationship that independent-minded, critically-thinking progressives have with the party.

    Peace, Jim Keady

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  24. Sandy Steubing

    I thought the Clinton camp wanted the votes of Sanders supporters. What a way to push us into staying home or voting for Jill Stein.

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    1. fred a blumberg

      Why wouldnt you vote Sanders???

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  25. Debra Knight

    What the Democratic establishment fails to realize is that some of us Bernie supporters are not new to the party. I’ve been a registered Democrat for 40 years and I’m done with them and their billionaire/corporate masters. They can party without my support.

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      Yup. We’re not all 20. We’re not all voting in our first-ever election. We’re not Berniebros. And we’re not stupid, or “tourist voters.”

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  26. Laurie Lee

    I was one of “those” people in 2002-2003 referred to as “unpatriotic” for seeing through the propaganda pushing the Iraq War & seeking actual evidence of WMD’s. Now, as a woman, I’m a “misogynist” for seeking evidence of Hillary Clinton’s ethics and integrity (which she has none of).

    The gender argument is tired. No Democrat (progressive liberal) is so sexist that they wouldn’t vote for a candidate simply because she’s a woman. In fact, several Bernie supporters are beginning to rally behind the Green Party’s Jill Stein.

    Hillary Clinton is backed by a cult of celebrity with Oprah’s endorsement and selfies with Katy Perry turning “feminism” into a marketing gimmick–a trendy label. In actuality, she’s demeaned feminism every time she deflects personal accountability on either blaming a man for her mistakes or refusing to meet public demand for her speech transcripts saying, “I’ll do it when he does”.

    She has no merit to advertise which her whole campaign is built upon an “I’m a woman” sales pitch. Her resume reads off as a list of disastrous mistakes & scandals for which she is not remotely humbled by or apologetic for. Her political ACTIONS have proven far worse than Trump’s scary words.

    As an attorney, she defended a child rapist she knew was guilty & laughed about it. It’s on tape! A lack of human decency she’s never out-grown as she proved in her complicity as Secretary of State with the Sudan and their child soldiers.

    I’ve been a Democrat for 15 years, and I will be leaving the party. Don’t put Trump on my shoulders when it’s the Democratic Party leaders that propped-up a trash candidate via cronyism, election fraud, and voter suppression.

    Bernie supporters worked very hard (even giving their won hard-earned money) to get a candidate with a lifetime of integrity and 80% approval rating as Senator into the White House. It’s not our fault the DNC in conjunction with their corporate buyers have used every corrupt tactic available to stop that from happening.

    And for those that dare think Hillary, at worst, means more of the same. Keep in mind, “more of the same” means a continuation of the decline “we the people” have been on since the early 1970’s. More of the same means more crony trade agreements, loss of jobs, education cutbacks, higher insurance premiums, and a widening in the gap between the incredibly wealthy and poor… with little-to-no middle class.

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    1. Jill Collett Buschlen

      Couldn’t agree more. HRC makes me embarrassed to be female. What a trite and shallow excuse for anyone to vote for her.Men and women can be equally corrupt and evil. The establishment is already trying to portray Iran as villains and we know HRC will be eager to start another war. The next war could be horrendous and costly. How many are willing to see their sons and daughters die to satisfy the bottom line of corporations?

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  27. Owen Tate

    Most of us agree we will continue to remain democrats until after the convention in July. After the convention we will be leaving the party and voting against her if she is the nominee. We will not suffer tyrants.

    #BernieOrBust
    #NeverHillary

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  28. Chris

    There is a lot of misinformation here.

    Your national committee person serves a term of four years. It is an election held of state committee members in every state, every four years.

    It is an open election. You are not “appointed”. If someone shows up and nominates someone else to run, you have an election.

    Per national rules, these officers face an election at the state convention selecting delegates. Anyone can stand and be nominated for the post; you then go to a ballot to declare the winner.

    If in this case, he failed to prevail, it is that he failed to prevail among an open vote of members of the state committee..

    But for Bernie people this is also meaningless. His term doesn’t expire “today” or “tomorrow”.. he will stay as the national committee person THROUGH THE CONVENTION. The term of the new officer begins the day after the national convention.

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      Chris, I was clear that he retains his DNC seat through the convention.

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  29. Pamela Malyszka

    Bernie’s the man, if anyone can do it Bernie can. President Bernie Sanders 2016!!
    Never ever Hilary ever. .. Please Bernie Sanders run on another ticket,Independent or Green write in… I’ve now left the Democratic Party i’m 61 years old,this is crooked bullshit….i’m finally sick of the Clinton’s dirty dealings.. if that means Trump so be it can’t be any worse than Hilary….

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  30. Gary Faraci

    The establishment showing their true colors. They talk the need for unity, then take action to divide. All they want (and expect) is your vote, not your participation. They are in for a rude awakening

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  31. 12mileseastofTrenton

    Wow. I wish there’s was 1/10th as much passion towards the “criminal” state Democratic party as there is towards the national party on this thread. I am a Sanders supporter, but not a Bernie or Bust or #neverHillary supporter. I hope she wins although I may end up voting for Jill Stein, since Clinton should be looking at a clear victory in NJ. Anyone talking about supporting or backing Trump doesn’t belong on here.

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  32. Sam

    They either don’t understand or don’t’ CARE that this drives away Bernie’s followers from voting for them, or her, ever again.
    They think we can be bullied into voting for her bc “Trump”- but how is this behavior better then his? He talks trash, they behave like trash- what’s worse? Seems like two sides to the same coins to me. VOTE THEM ALL OUT when the time comes, and go to your county meetings and ask them point blank why they would do such a thing to such a good man.

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    1. Jim Mooney

      For all his faults, and they are many, Trump is not a warmonger. Hillary is hot for WWIII with Russia. Frankly, as a selfish matter of survival and not seeing a mushroom cloud, I might prefer Trump over Hillary.

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      1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

        I hope not.

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      2. BornLeftOK

        This. It’s about war (or a rejection of it). I will not, cannot, and won’t be voting for her because she’s going to send my family and friends off to war again and then their children and so on. ENOUGH.

        I believe the likelihood of her getting us into more and more destructive wars is a higher risk than whatever Trump brings.

        Eh, this is the kind of bargaining we get when we split our voting options across the line separating terrible candidate and dangerous candidate.

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        1. Jill Collett Buschlen

          Agree. Trump is a moron but I don’t believe he’s as right wing as he has to act right now to please the RNC. Hillary has a proven record of war, regime changes, death and destruction. Trump’s past isn’t without scandal but none of them resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

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  33. Erik

    Has anyone stopped to consider that there just might be other below the surface reasons for his removal? It’s a much bigger picture than that folks.

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      By all means, enlighten us. Meanwhile, the message framework in which this occurred was party unity, and common purpose. Given that the conduct of Democratic Party insiders and the Clinton campaign has alienated a huge sector of the Democratic electorate, a better move might have been to conduct this business with more respect, no surprise attack, and answering straight questions with straight answers.

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  34. Jim Mooney

    Forget making peace with the Clintonistas. They don’t want peace.

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    1. Laurel Kornfeld

      They want the kind of peace the cat seeks from the mouse.

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  35. Linda Rock

    That’s what you get when Hillary is in charge of the DNC ,no democracy, a rigged game from start to finish!
    Ever hear of karma Hillary ,well it is about to bite you in the arse . Nobody gets away with corruption forever and your about due for a rude awakening !

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  36. Laurel Kornfeld

    THIS is why I will never vote for Hillary or any of her allies in the party establishment.

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  37. Sue Salvesen

    I’ve been a Bernie or Bust person from the beginning. I researched HRC in 08 and could not vote for her then. I still cannot vote for her in ’16, as she has not gotten any more trustworthy or progressive….except for gay marriage. I have buyers remorse over Obama, too. NOT ONE BANKER OF SIGNIFICANCE WENT TO JAIL!!!! And he is promoting the TPP as if NAFTA never existed.

    As Guccifer 2.0 exposed, the corrupt DNC worked for HRC from early on in ’15…even before she or anyone else officially declared. In case anyone has missed the latest from Julian Assange, (Wikileaks) here it is: https://guccifer2.wordpress.com/

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  38. Suzanne Brummitt

    Attended the meeting of the Progressive Caucus of the NJ Dem Party over the weekend. A motion to express our concern over Currie’s action to cut Wiz did not pass. (I’m sure someone can correct me about the exact wording of the motion.) Too much concern that the party will shut the caucus down. No power there. Only fear. The party does not want to hear Sanders supporters’ voices. I’m out. Will mail my change of affiliation form today. I was waiting until after the convention to make up my mind, but now I see that there is no point.

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