"It was supposed to be the night the Democratic Party finally exorcised its demons. Instead, on a sultry, hot day in Philadelphia, the long-simmering disillusionment of Bernie Sanders supporters erupted into anger. And not even the Senator himself could calm them.
A day of protests, booing and open dissent on Monday at the Democratic convention threatened to derail the party’s moment in the spotlight, exposing the fault lines that have divided the Democrats throughout the contentious primary between Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Inside the DNC convention hall, Sanders’ delegates shouted “Bernie! Bernie!” booed Clinton surrogates and even briefly broke into the “Lock Her Up!” chant favored by Donald Trump supporters.
One thing became clear: Sanders, who has spent the past 15 months condemning a “rigged system” and lambasting Clinton’s Establishment credentials, has conjured a spirit of resentment that he can’t dispel. He succeeded in creating a political revolution, but like many revolutionaries, he may have lost control of it." Time
The Democratic party chairman was forced out yesterday. In the morning she went to a meeting of her home state's delegation and in Andrea Mitchell's words was "booed off the stage." The situation in the room became so bad that security people had to escort Wasserman-Schultz out.
"The Mornin' Joe" crew is busily at work for the purpose of boosting the idea that the Sanders revolution is over and that all will be well in the process of moving Hillary forward toward her coronation. Last night the "comedienne" Sarah Silverman told her former comrades in the Bernie crusade that they were being "ridiculous" in not accepting Hillary as national mother. Well, pilgrims, my enduring memory of Sara S. is not the cleaned up look of last night. No, it is the spectacle of her licking her little dog's butt on TV. She suffers from clinical depression and still wets the bed. It seems to me that many Berners will not take her exhortation seriously.
I am keen to learn if Time magazine is right in believing that the Sanders Revolution has outgrown him. The next few nights will tell us if that is so. pl