Despite unity push, Sanders supporters now urge Dem ‘exit’

by  |  published on July 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Despite the Democratic Party’s robust efforts this week to put forward a show of unity at their Philadelphia convention – including bringing Hillary Clinton onstage Wednesday night for a handoff hug from President Obama – a rowdy swath of disaffected voters is making clear the theatrics haven’t healed the fractured base.

Anti-Clinton and other demonstrators are moving forward Thursday with at least one protest, and holding events encouraging voters to “de-register” from the party.

They’re operating in part under the Twitter hashtag #DemExit, one that Green Party candidate Jill Stein has deftly been using as she openly appeals to Sanders supporters to join her team outside the Philly convention arena.

“DNC wants your support for lying, undermining, and insulting you. They’ll lock you out if you don’t comply. #DemExit,” Stein tweeted.

  • justinwachin

    Bernie supporters probably need to look elsewhere. Hillary’s people would like the Sanders voters but Hillary is not going to meet many of the demands from the Bernie Sanders people.

    Hillary has got the optics out of her deal with Bernie. She has moved on and it’s time for the Bernie voters to do the same.

    • robert sanders

      I hope they become REPUBLICANS

  • Rock

    Hillary’s “machine” ended Bernie’s run and basically ignored those who voted for him. She is a lying P O S, you can either not vote for Hillary or vote for Trump. I would recommend the Trump option. The RNC tried the same move with Trump but the people aren’t going to let them get away with it. WE are tired of this corrupt government, Hillary would be a continuation of the Obama corruption and the never ending Clinton corruption. It HAS to stop ! The entire politician pool needs drained, scrubbed, sanitized and refilled with genuine taxpaying U.S. Citizens not just party paid moth pieces… Party payrollers that pay for nothing (ZERO) into Social Security but collect till death. You don’t put IN, you don’t take OUT ! It ends NOW…………………………

    • Lindy

      Great statements ! Definitely agree with the Social Security pay in by all government workers including Congress. I would add that they all have the same health care plan.

      • studi30

        Government workers are union members. Whether they are Federal or state they must pay into SS and Medicare.

        • granvillea

          That is not true in either case, it should be the case but it is not. Why do you think they do not mind raiding SS and Medicare or spending all the money out of the so-called trust fund for current obligations. They were even by law required to go under Obamacare but were illegally exempted by executive fiat (with the basic consent of congress because congress was also supposed to be required to go under Obamacare.

          • SD of AZ

            Sorry granvillea but you are wrong. Federal employes have the same withholding as any other employee. Where the difference is at is with the elected officials in congress. The employer rules there are not the same and really should be which is another reason to be FED UP with our legislators. Special rules for them and those who work for them. Should have the same as they vote for us but they don’t. And the umbrella of SPECIAL does not extend to the federal employees. So it is just the think they are elites in the legislation branch and possibly some agency sneaks as well. Otherwise, SS and Medicare is as advertised but heavily bartered to our new non vetted middle eastern moslimes, the illegal aliens hordes sucking on all entitlements and welfare this abominable administration and our super lousy congress for the past thirty or forty years have allowed them access to.

          • granvillea

            Actually that is still not true. All Federal Employees who were hired before 1984 do not have to pay either Medicare or SS Taxes and are exempt from those withholdings. Federal Employees after 1984 are claimed to have SS withheld but it actually is an offset of 6.1% from the former 7% Federal Retirement Plan contribution they formerly had to make so that is in fact illusory. Also they receive a 26% total contribution to FERS of which they pay only 7%. A private employee with a pension does not get the opportunity to offset their contribution to the pension plan by the amount of their SS Tax so this is simply not apples to apples. The same applies to Medicare but in differing %. And State Employees (assuming the state has chosen to, may all opt out of SS Contributions and Medicare Contributions. I certainly neither get to offset my pension contribution nor do I get to opt out so no I am not incorrect.

            And yes Congress exempted itself from even the illusion of having to make contributions.

          • studi30

            Since all members of Congress retire with a very nice pension and medical coverage for life, paid for by us the tax payer, they are set. When SS was started in the 40s there weren’t pensions to cover after a man retired. When it started aan lived about 56 years and 16 people were paying into SS for one man. Now a man lives about 80 years and 3 are paying into the account for one man. As far as Obamacare it was originally established to give 40 million low income Americans without healthcare a policy. That was also supposed to come out of the tax payer pocket. Obama started Obamacare to help his low income black compadres out. Of course only about 8 million Americans have the coverage and are paying a premium for it.

    • studi30

      40 million Americans don’t work and don’t pay taxes. They don’t contribute to SS. They better not be collecting from SS. My wife and I put in money to SS and Medicare for over 40 years each. We are now collecting the money the government banked for us. If the person didn’t contribute the person doesn’t collect.

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  • Bob

    And here I thought it was the RNC that was supposed to be a uncivil war.

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