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Leu2500
Leu2500

Neera Tanden ran to The NY Times for help. Tl;dr is she doesn’t understand the first rule of holes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/us/politics/tanden-sanders-.html

Here’s the actual letter Bernie sent to cap’s Board. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5839898-Bernie-Sanders-Letter-Accusing-CAP-of.html

Caps’s statement After Sanders’s letter.

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today:

The orientation of CAP is to positively engage with all political leaders about the country’s future.

ThinkProgress is editorially independent of CAP and CAP Action, which is what has made it valuable as a news outlet. Similarly, we at CAP can form our own opinions of their work. We believe the content of the ThinkProgress video critiquing Sen. Sanders is overly harsh and does not reflect our approach to a constructive debate of the issues.

Leu2500
Leu2500

The Times has been busy. Here’s another establishment article. If they felt this way yesterday, imagine how they feel this morning after Bernie’s appearance on Fox News. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democratic-party.html

‘Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum

WASHINGTON — When Leah Daughtry, a former Democratic Party official, addressed a closed-door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month, all it took was a review of the 2020 primary rules to throw a scare in them.

Democrats are likely to go into their convention next summer without having settled on a presidential nominee, said Ms. Daughtry, who ran her party’s conventions in 2008 and 2016, the last two times the nomination was contested. And Senator Bernie Sanders is well positioned to be one of the last candidates standing, she noted.

“I think I freaked them out,” Ms. Daughtry recalled with a chuckle, an assessment that was confirmed by three other attendees. They are hardly alone.

Ms. Dougherty is Knowledge if history is lacking. Look back to the 1988 primaries for a time when we had numbers if candidates like we do now & how it worked out.

From canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington, mainstream Democrats are increasingly worried that their effort to defeat President Trump in 2020 could be complicated by Mr. Sanders, in a political scenario all too reminiscent of how Mr. Trump himself seized the Republican nomination in 2016.

It’s not “defeating Trump” that worries them.

How, some Democrats are beginning to ask, do they thwart a 70-something candidate from outside the party structure who is immune to intimidation or incentive and wields support from an unwavering base, without simply reinforcing his “the establishment is out to get me’’ message — the same grievance Mr. Trump used to great effect?

But stopping Mr. Sanders, or at least preventing a contentious convention, could prove difficult for Democrats.

He has enormous financial advantages — already substantially outraising his Democratic rivals — that can sustain a major campaign through the primaries. And he is well-positioned to benefit from a historically large field of candidates that would splinter the vote: If he wins a substantial number of primaries and caucuses and comes in second in others, thanks to his deeply loyal base of voters across many states, he would pick up formidable numbers of delegates for the nomination.

That prospect is not only spooking establishment-aligned Democrats, but it is also creating tensions about what, if anything, should be done to halt Mr. Sanders.

Do what!?

David Brock emerges from his hole.

There’s a growing realization that Sanders could end up winning this thing, or certainly that he stays in so long that he damages the actual winner,” said David Brock, the liberal organizer, who said he has had discussions with other operatives about an anti-Sanders campaign and believes it should commence “sooner rather than later.”

Ah yes. Salivating over all the money he can make.

You get the idea.

Leu2500
Leu2500

Oops! Don’t want to skip this

The matter of What To Do About Bernie and the larger imperative of party unity has, for example, hovered over a series of previously undisclosed Democratic dinners in New York and Washington organized by the longtime party financier Bernard Schwartz. The gatherings have included scores from the moderate or center-left wing of the party, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader; former Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., himself a presidential candidate; and the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden.

Leu2500
Leu2500

I think we can safely stay that major Pete is the current stalking horse.

Leu2500
Leu2500

Say. Mayor.

orlbucfan

You mean Mayor Buttagag? Still another woeful inexperienced yahoo being offered to the plebes by the establishment. YUCK1 T and R, LD!!

polarbear4

There you have it. This makes me so angry. Helpless to stop it. We have to get the word out.

jcitybone

Actually I think this article is good for us. Gets everything out in the open.

magsview

What’s bad for the Democratic party (or any party willing to pay him) is very, very, good for David Brock. They must be preparing to throw big money at him.

orlbucfan

Another Turd Way winner.

polarbear4

This should be illegal. He had to pledge to be a Dem. So he could get stabbed in the back or in the front?

polarbear4

This is only giving Bernie more power. pic.twitter.com/9TIrlqKwNo

— Matthew (@MatthewJohn666) April 16, 2019

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jcitybone

Actually that Times article wasn’t such a great look for her. Here’s how it begins.

In 2008, Neera Tanden, then a top aide on Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, accompanied Mrs. Clinton to what was expected to be an easy interview at the Center for American Progress, the influential group founded by top Clinton aides. But Faiz Shakir, the chief editor of the think tank’s ThinkProgress website, asked Mrs. Clinton a question about the Iraq war, an issue dogging her candidacy because she had supported it.

Ms. Tanden responded by circling back to Mr. Shakir after the interview and, according to a person in the room, punching him in the chest.

“I didn’t slug him, I pushed him,” a still angry Ms. Tanden corrected in a recent interview.

Leu2500
Leu2500

I love how she thinks pushing is acceptable physical contact. Must be a Biden supporter.

Leu2500
Leu2500

Woo hoo! Bernie’s getting positive coverage on morning joe for his fox town hall.

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