Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) lost her cool with Bernie Sanders’ supporters at the Nevada Democratic convention May 14. Boxer, a Hillary Clinton surrogate, took the Las Vegas stage to raucous boos and, at first, tried to bring a unifying message to calm the angry delegates.
Here’s the report from BizPac Review:
“I bring a message from Bernie Sanders and I bring a message from Hillary Clinton. We need civility in the Democratic Party. Civility.”
But the supporters of the Vermont socialists were still angered that Sanders had lost the Nevada caucus and were having none of Boxer’s pro-Hillary propaganda.
Then Boxer tried reverse psychology on the angry crowd.
“When you boo me you’re booing Bernie Sanders. Go ahead. Bernie is my friend. You want to boo Bernie, boo me. Go on, you’re booing Bernie. You’re booing Bernie.”
As the boos rained down on Boxer, her tone became more hostile towards the crowd as she began to reprimand the Democratic malcontents.
“Let’s hear it for Hillary Clinton! We have the votes, we have the voice, we have victory!
“I grew up in Brooklyn. I’m not afraid of bullies. I’m for Hillary Clinton and she’s for all of us. Keep on booing and boo yourselves out of this election.”
This bizarre confrontation shows that the Democratic party is far from united, and Hillary may be one of (if not the) most unpopular Democratic presidential nominees in history. While presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has his share of faults, it appears that more grass-roots Republicans support Trump than grass-roots Democrats support Clinton.
This could result in Trump taking one or more “blue states” in the northeast and Rust Belt (including Michigan and Ohio), and giving him a better chance to win in November.
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