Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner for the Democrat Party nomination.
But his campaign just entered troubled waters.
And now Bernie Sanders admitted defeat in one fight. His surrender changes everything.
Union bosses that run the 60,000-member Culinary Union of hotel workers in Las Vegas are one of the most powerful forces in Nevada Democrat Party politics.
With the Nevada Caucus set for this Saturday as the third nominating contest in the Democrat primary, a win here could propel a candidate toward victory in South Carolina and then Super Tuesday.
No candidate enters Nevada with as much momentum as Bernie Sanders.
Sanders won the New Hampshire primary after winning the most votes in the disastrous Iowa Caucus.
Public polling shows Sanders as the clear favorite to win in Nevada.
However, Sanders ran into a giant roadblock when the Culinary Union sent out a flyer to their members attacking Bernie Sanders for his government takeover of healthcare.
But the Culinary Union does not want a free market alternative.
Union bosses are worried Bernie Sanders’ support for a government takeover of healthcare guarantees Donald Trump’s re-election.
And Big Labor wants nothing more than to install a puppet politician in the White House that will sign laws that eliminate the secret ballot in union elections, weaken or eliminate state right-to-work laws and also ban Americans from working as independent contractors to force them to become unionized laborers.
All of these bills would hand union bosses tens of millions of dollars in new streams of forced union dues they confiscate and fork over to Democrat Party politicians.
But Sanders’ supporters did not take well to their candidate’s signature policy proposal coming under fire.
And Sanders’ supporters responded by attacking the Culinary Union online.
That led to Culinary Union bosses firing a brushback pitch under the chin of the Sanders campaign.
Culinary Union bigwig Geoconda Argüello-Kline released a statement attacking Sanders supporters.
The union statement read:
We have welcomed Senator Bernie Sanders into our union for a town hall with Culinary Union members, and we hosted tours of the Culinary Health Center and the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas with Senator Sanders, to show what we have fought for and won.
Our union believes that everyone has the right to good healthcare and that healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. We have already enacted a vision for what working people need – and it exists now. Workers should have the right to choose to keep the healthcare Culinary Union members have built, sacrificed for, and went on strike for 6 years, 4 months, and 10 days to protect.
It’s disappointing that Senator Sanders’ supporters have viciously attacked the Culinary Union and working families in Nevada simply because our union has provided facts on what certain healthcare proposals might do to take away the system of care we have built over 8 decades.
Sanders knew a prolonged fight with the Culinary Union could damage his chances of winning the type of overwhelming victory that would firmly cement him as the party frontrunner.
So Sanders cried uncle.
“Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks,” Sanders said in a statement released to the press. “We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner.”
Sanders also told PBS NewsHour that anyone attacking the Culinary Union was “not part of our movement.”
Now it remains to be seen if this dust-up blunted Sanders’ momentum or if voters didn’t pay any attention and Sanders is still on track for a decisive win in Nevada.
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