Did the Democratic establishment finally get the memo?
Considering the arrogance and open contempt that the Democratic Party has treated the grassroots with for the past two years, I was surprised to see this today.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) members are weighing a new proposal to eliminate all superdelegates from the party’s nominating process, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday.
..The unity commission had called to reduce superdelegates by about 60 percent, but the Rules and Bylaws Committee is now considering taking the proposal even further.
The DNC members are debating language that would call for the committee to either "reduce," "substantially reduce" or "eliminate" superdelegates, according to BuzzFeed.
For the last two years every demand from progressives was met with (in order):
3) throwing progressives a bone to go away
And that's the way it's been, until now.
Very, very late the Democratic establishment is waking up to the fact that the progressive insurgency simply isn't going away, like they thought it would.
What's more, they are realizing that their own voters don't trust them.
That's why you are seeing headlines like these:
Of course, not everyone in the establishment got the memo.
And even those that did get the memo don't like or agree with progressives, but there is beginning to be a grudging respect for the insurgency.
It's not much, but it's a start.