Those of us who frequent the Daily Kos website, where for months the recommended list has been full of exciting stories about the Bernie Sanders campaign, saw something weird yesterday. Site owner Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (better known as “Kos”) announced that beginning on March 15 Daily Kos will permit pro-Hillary discussions only (they’re calling it “The Ides of March”). Apparently Kos and the other “front pagers” on the site have grown impatient with grass roots progressives, and they are worried that Bernie might actually win the Democratic Party nomination for President.
Of course, being a political pro now and a party insider, Kos won’t admit that Bernie has a clear path to the nomination. He claims that Hillary is now inevitable, and for the sake of party unity it is time for all Bernie supporters to STFU.
We know that Bernie has had to work very hard to get to this point in the campaign. The media ignored him until he tied Hillary in Iowa and won New Hampshire. Then the attacks began, the lying, and Clinton briefly claimed to be a “progressive,” no doubt to the consternation of her Wall Street billionaire donors. They even resorted to sheer nonsense, like claiming Bernie is a “one-issue candidate.” Then came “Super Tuesday,” and Hillary now wants to pretend Bernie is gone — she says her opponent is Donald Trump, and has already started scuttling back to the right for the general election. Her campaign’s new argument boils down to, “vote for the lesser evil – it’s Hillary or Trump.” And that’s what Kos is (in effect) telling people on his site.
Well, here’s the deal. Hillary’s so-called “firewall” didn’t stop Bernie. Only 15 states have voted so far. 11 more states will vote in the next ten days (including this evening). Hillary’s lead will expand. However, after March 15 (Kos’ Ides of March) Bernie will start catching up in the delegate totals. There will be no big wins for Hillary except for Maryland and DC. Demosten on Daily Kos:
After March 15th Bernie will have a string of 9 consecutive victories, starting with Democrats Abroad on March 21st and adding Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Wyoming. After those nine he will cut the lead by approximately 85 delegates to 230. That will probably give him enough momentum to tie or even win in New York (let’s consider it a tie). And on the road again until June comes and Hillary’s lead is again under 200 (some virtual ties, some wins for Bernie and Maryland for Hillary). On June 7th New Jersey and California have a total of 600 delegates. 30 points win for Bernie in both can tie the race!
Don’t believe the media or Establishment Dems like Kos who are doing everything they can think of to stop Bernie. It’s not over until it’s over. Let all 50 states vote!
Bernie supporters from Daily Kos will be migrating to caucus99percent.com and other sites in response to Kos’ invitation to leave or else get banned.
Last but not least, remember to caucus for Bernie on Tuesday, March 22 in Utah. The Democratic Party has open caucuses. Utahns can vote for Bernie Sanders regardless of their party registration.