Forgotten by the national media these days is the massive divide taking place in the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders never had a legitimate chance win the nomination, and now his supporters are basically being told to sit down and be quiet at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 8, 2016
The comments were made by former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, who is the chairman of the host committee for the convention:
“I think it’s gonna be a great convention, but of course the key to it is the Sanders people. Bernie’s gonna have his name placed in nomination; we’re gonna have a roll call; there’s gonna be a demonstration in support of Bernie; he’s gonna lose the roll call,” he said. “His supporters have to behave and not cause trouble. And I think they will, and I think Sen. Sanders will send them a strong message.”
And here is the audio:
— Colin Reed (@ColinTReed) May 8, 2016
As you probably imagine, Bernie supporters are not happy about it at all.
— Arijan Ramku (@ariramku) May 8, 2016
— LadyMadonna (@Art4kids2016) May 8, 2016
— Jackie Cramer (@diamondsnjeans) May 8, 2016
@GovEdRendell Hey Governor Rendell, so you're telling us Bernie supporters to behave? Tell that to Clinton and her scandalous behavior.
— Matthew Prousalis (@mattprousalis) May 8, 2016
— Son of the Moon (@27Seascapes) May 8, 2016
The chipped bots better stop talking like that 2 autonomous U.S. adult citizens whose conscience dictates 'behavior' https://t.co/mbaW1CClEy
— Laureen Fagan (@laureenfagan) May 8, 2016
@GovEdRendell Behave? Talking @ me like I'm five? Bernie WILL lose rollcallVote? So it's rigged B4 Cali votes? U know already? Thx4headsUp!
— kfgibson (@kfgibson) May 8, 2016
@GovEdRendell Your latest "bernie supporters have to behave" remark is going to cost Hillary the election. Now, Trump will win. Promise.
— John Aynejian (@johnaynejian) May 8, 2016
@thehill well, I was, but now I'm not. F this S.
— Rev. Daniel Majesky (@danielmajesky) May 8, 2016
@GovEdRendell So Sanders' supporter need to 'behave?' Thumb on the scale much there Ed? Booooo!!!!
— Dragun (@Dragun) May 8, 2016
@GovEdRendell sanders supporters won't behave our selves IF we lose. history dictates this will end 1 of 2 ways. you will accept either.
— James White (@Bloodwolf696) May 8, 2016
@thehill Only a rigged convention would begin with a conclusion and warning.
— Thirdcloud (@thirdcloud) May 8, 2016
It is amazing that Bernie goes around railing about everything being “rigged,” but it turns out that the nomination process of his own party retires the trophy when it comes to manufactured outcomes. It all spells chaos for the DNC as it prepares for what should be a lively convention.