The Democratic Party’s summer meetings were disrupted by a series of protests on Thursday, as protestors demanded the party organize a climate change-themed presidential debate as part of its primary process.
Watch the video of the raucous protestors here:
Climate change demonstrators had made their presence known throughout the summer meetings, which end on Saturday. The credentialed party bosses had earlier ordered some of the more disruptive climate demonstrators to be removed from the meeting venue in San Francisco.
The demonstrators demanded they be allowed to return to the meetings when it became clear the party establishment would shut down their demands for a climate change debate.
The party establishment has thus far refused to include the climate change debate many younger Democrats are demanding, despite the demand for such an event. Party leadership has claimed putting on such an event spontaneously during the primary would be inappropriate.
A Joe Biden staffer claimed that holding a climate change debate at this stage of the Democratic primary would be “dangerous,” signaling a desire to ice such a proposal from the party’s presidential frontrunner.
Biden staffer Symone Sanders tells DNC of climate debate: "I think this is dangerous territory in the middle of a Democratic primary process….That is a conversation we should have had last summer."
Dangerous? Come on. pic.twitter.com/QAZrUDMTSp
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) August 22, 2019
However, Joe Biden himself had endorsed the idea of a climate change debate, raising questions as to why his campaign operatives are seeking to ice the idea at the party’s summer meetings.
It remains unclear if the party establishment intends to placate the younger-leaning climate change contingent of their own party. They’re doubtlessly under close watch from party dissidents, after rigging the 2016 Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton.
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DESPERATION: Never Trumpers Float Romney/Bloomberg as ‘the Unity Ticket America Deserves’
How pathetic are these guys?
The “Never Trump” brain trust over at The Bulwark has unveiled their antidote to stop the President they hate so much in this year’s election: a “unity ticket” consisting of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) as a presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate.
Author Neal Simon made the argument that this potential third-party ticket would appeal to independents in an op/ed published on Monday.
“Senator Romney’s entrance into the presidential race wouldn’t just give the vital center of the electorate a home—it would stand a chance to break a system that is stacked against independents and third party candidates,” Simon argued.
He compared Romney’s potential to that of French President Emmanuel Macron, the reviled ruler who has populist Yellow Vest protesters rioting against his unpopular style of governance every weekend.
“And as Emmanuel Macron showed in France, standing up a new party and winning a presidential election in one motion is not impossible,” Simon wrote.
Simon posited that by putting Bloomberg on his ticket as Vice President, Romney could essentially buy the election, which is what Bloomberg is basically trying to do right now with his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“A Romney-Bloomberg ticket would be a first in modern American politics: A bipartisan unity ticket running under the banner of an independent third party,” he wrote.
Simon’s premise is predicated off of an assumption that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will win the Democrat presidential nomination. He believes that populism taking over the Republican and Democrat parties would open the door for a centrist revolution that could be led by Romney and Bloomberg.
“It would give both disgruntled Republicans who feel their party has become lost in Trump’s personality cult and Democrats who feel their party is lurching too far left towards a socialist revolution a voice on the ballot that reflects a popular idea of how the country should be run,” he concluded.
Simon, who was a failed independent candidate in the state of Maryland for the U.S. Senate in 2018, recently published a book titled, “Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic.” He is using the words of George Washington in his manifesto to defeat the new age of populist politics and return to the days of old.
“Capitalizing on personal insight derived from Simon’s political campaign along with extensive research, Contract to Unite America provides specific, practical solutions for an improved government and a better tomorrow,” Simon’s book description reads.
Unfortunately for Simon and the “Bulwark” neocons, the public has had enough of status quo politicians and does not want to return to the George W. Bush era. The dream ticket of Romney/Bloomberg is not likely to come to fruition.
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