Clinton already tired of trying to woo Sanders voters
06/29/2016 / By JD Heyes / Comments
Clinton already tired of trying to woo Sanders voters

( Well, that was a short honeymoon.

For a time, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared interested in courting the far-Left, socialism-loving supporters of her vanquished political foe, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but that no longer appears to be the case.

As reported by The Washington Times, Left-wing progressives are still trying to move Clinton their way, politically, but a party insider says that the nominee-in-waiting is rapidly losing interest in bending anymore for Sanders supporters.

The insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the battle between presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives Clinton a lot more maneuver room, which will leave her less beholden to Left-wingers who backed Sanders.

That may put her dramatically at odds with progressives, who are even now still pressing for her to adopt more of Sanders’ positions on everything ranging from a $15 minimum wage to tougher action on [bogus] “climate change.”

“The real issues are finally on the table. Expanding Social Security. A $15 minimum wage. Single-payer health care, tuition- and debt-free public college, and reining in Wall Street. Dozens of other common sense ideas, on everything from racial justice and ending mass incarceration to ending fossil fuel subsidies to combat climate change, to 12 weeks of paid family leave, to pursuing diplomacy over war,” Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn. Org Political Action, said this week (without, of course, explaining how to pay for all of this government largess).

His group had formally backed Sanders. He and other Left-wing extremists say that all of the energy within the Democratic Party is coming from them, not from the center where Clinton supposedly rests, so they believe the party should move in that direction.

In part, Sanders supporters say, that will mean shaking up the Democratic National Committee leadership and changing the party’s reliance on super delegates (that nearly all went for Clinton) in 2020.

That said, Clinton would risk alienating the moderates in her party if she moves too far left – and that could drive more traditional Democrats towards the presumptive Trump campaign.

The Democratic insider told the Times now that Clinton has defeated Sanders she no longer feels it is necessary to compete for his voters. Other political analysts have said she will likely get most of Sanders’ voters anyway.

“Everything in the Clinton campaign is driven by polls,” said the source. “The degree to which Trump has slumped is the degree to which Bernie has lost his bargaining power and Hillary is going to do whatever the hell she wants.”


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