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California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair the State’s Delegation to Democratic National Convention

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/18/california-berning-ro-khanna-chair-states-delegation-democratic-national-convention

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Big problem. Perception of the powers that were still believe they’re the “powers that be”.

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It doesn’t matter who leads the CA delegation.
Any d-party nod toward MFA or the GND is going to be window dressing.

Furthermore, in a replay of election strategy over decades, the d-party is more interested in gaining Repub votes than votes from their former base. Just ask Chuck Schumer:

“For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.”

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The d-party nominee is Joe Biden. The “powers that be” obviously still are.

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In the NY City primary, Bowman leads 16-term Con. Engels by 8-10% in late polling. That’s what an upset of " The Old " PTB would look like. The center-right and pro-Netanyahu Caucus of Congress critters, like Engels, are sometimes getting their deserved comeuppance in unusual spaces and places. Urban centers are changing demographically, and major domestic politics ( priorities ) may end this reflexsive genuflection to the hardline Zionists in the Democratic Party.
I expect the hardliner faction represented by Con. Engels, to slowly turn into a Sen.Toomey & Gov. DeWine-type of Republican.
In fact, a Libertarian-Republican Party may emerge from all this new political shakeout coming out of the DNC’s treatment of Sanders’ supporters in the 2016 & 2020 primaries.
BTW- Nothing turns a supposed liberal into a right-wing libertarian faster than winning the lottery or inheriting millions of dollars, either.

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