Bernie Sanders: Candidate of the AZ Democratic “establishment”

08 Feb 2016 12:22 pm
Posted by: Donna

So I have no problem with this per se:

bernie press release

It’s perfectly their prerogative for several Democratic legislators, county supervisors, and council members to endorse the Presidential candidate of their choosing. It’s even alright for the three people who listed their positions in the state or county parties to do so. I’ve never believed anyone was required to refrain from making an endorsement as an individual. What I don’t care for is the double standard. Maricopa County Chair Steven Slugocki tells me that he has been given a very hard time for doing things like simply appearing in a photo with Hillary Clinton supporters or “liking” a positive Facebook post about the Democratic Presidential candidate. I have a strong feeling that the animosity toward Steve goes well beyond disapproval of the appearance of impartiality by a party official or policy differences between the two Democratic candidates. No, it’s looks more like white-hot hatred for Hillary and her supporters.

And again, while there’s nothing inherently wrong with a bunch of Bernie Sanders supporters in, ahem, prominent Democratic elected and party positions putting out a press release and holding a press conference to express their support for Senator Sanders, there is a certain inescapable irony in it. Does it neutralize your being part of the odious Democratic “establishment” when you are supporting the “anti-establishment” candidate? Is that how that works?


  1. Comment by Ray Ceo Jr on February 8, 2016 7:26 pm

    Maricopa County Chair Steven Slugocki got mad at me for supporting on Twitter Scott Smith in the GOP primary… I wanted him to win because I thought that would bring out the best in Fred Duval. Because of him, I will never canvass or phone bank for the Democratic Party again.

  2. Comment by Three Sonorans on February 8, 2016 8:48 pm

    Looks like most of the names are Latino… Now Latinos are the establishment in Arizona’s Democratic Party… Except of now-Republican Rodney Glassman is running?

  3. Comment by dude on February 9, 2016 4:27 pm

    Congratulations, Ray!

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