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Politico, May 21, 2018: Bernie’s army in disarray
Bernie Sanders' operatives formed the Our Revolution movement after his 2016 defeat to Hillary. The purpose of the movement was to keep the Bernie momentum alive for a potential 2020 presidential bid.
However, as the article suggests, the Our Revolution movement is in disarray, and seemingly working more as a promotional vehicle for their president, Nina Turner, rather than a true supporter of Bernie Sanders agenda. In fact, the purity tests that Nina Turner is applying to candidates finds them going against some of the Sanders supported candidates.
I have been monitoring the success and failures of the Our Revolution movement and where they claim success mostly is in local elections and highly liberal--progressive districts, but little to show on a national scale.
Indeed, many board members and former delegates see Nina Turner as the problem using her position to regularly attack the more centrist DNC while preparing for a presidential run of her own in 2020. Some of the authoritarian tactics she is using mimic those of the Trump campaign operatives.
Fund raising has plummeted to just one third of what it was a year ago.
The Our Revolution movement has some good points in their agenda, but if Nina Turner sets her enemy as the DNC backed candidates, then the movement will die. But perhaps not before they have inflicted damage on the Democrats ability to win back the House and Senate in 2018.