One point the mainstream media hasn’t recognized (or refuses to report about) is the major split happening in the Democratic Party.
After years of suggesting there was civil war in the GOP, the MSM is ignoring the civil war happening in the Democratic Party. The most obvious example of this was the primary battle between Hillary Clinton representing the party establishment and Bernie Sanders representing the liberal extreme of the already very extremely liberal Democratic Party.
Since the Hillary Clinton defeat, the Bernie wing of the party has gained even more power with the emergence of two senators from the extremely liberal wing of the party, Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren, and Al Franken(stein) as the faces of the Democratic Party.
The battle is also being played out in the race for party leadership with the extremely liberal wing is represented by the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, pro-Muslim Brotherhood Keith Ellison. The support that Ellison has received from the traditional wing of the party, such as Chuck Schumer is an attempt to bridge the liberal and extremely liberal wings of the party.
But the real battle as of now is in the Senate where in 2018, 23 Democrats will be running for reelection (vs 9 Republicans). Seven of those Democrats are running for reelection in states that went for President Trump in the 2016 election; Joe Donnelly (IN), Claire McCaskill (MO), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Manchin (WV), Bill Nelson (FL), Jon Tester (MT), and Tammy Baldwin (WI).
To the Bernie Sanders wing ideology is most important and that is what’s setting up the civil war.
According to The Hill reported this morning, Bernie Sanders is really putting pressure on the more “moderate” democratic senators and they are not happy…