Now there is a "People's Summit" going on in Chicago. I guess there is a lot of desperation among Bernie's supporters, or at least the desire for something exciting to happen at the convention, like in the olden days of the 60s. Sure, it's awful to lose, I understand that, but to vilify and undermine Obama and Clinton at this point is vandalism. John Nichols and Tulsi Gabbard are there, which I can't even get my head around. I really respect John Nichols, but Tulsi Gabbard turns me off. Attendees are practicing "civil disobedience" to use to disrupt the Democratic Convention and getting all fired up, I guess.
I really wish I thought they knew what they were doing. They don't seem to have a clue about what could happen to them, with crazy-ass Sanders egging them on. I mean, it's nuts. It really is.
Why are they so eager to bring down the Democratic Party? Do they want Trump to win? That would be exciting, all right, but they might not enjoy living with the consequences.
More: Caramba! Naomi Klein is there.
What I think is that the left is going to lose, and lose big, because we are not solidly supporting Clinton. Not that she is a leftie, mind you, but Trumpist nativism is the biggest threat to this democracy ever, and what needs to be dealt with NOW!
More: Looking into the People's Summit, it does not seem like much of a threat to Clinton. I would be interested in attending if I lived in the Chicago area. People like Van Jones and Naomi Klein and Jim Hightower still have important things to say. I'm no longer a dewy eyed innocent where they are concerned, that's all.