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"This isn’t issues-based dismay over Hillary Clinton, and if it once were, it has transformed into something far more grotesque and dangerous. The merging of left-leaning political antagonism toward Hillary with the distortions of the right has left us here, with progressives — people who care deeply about our planet, about health care, about immigration, about minimum wage and police brutality and voting rights and reproductive rights and the future of the Supreme Court — heaping outsized condemnation not at the fascistic ogre who rose in Cleveland last week, but at the only person who realistically stands between him and his stewardship of this country. A vocal portion of the left is now aping the fantasy constructions of the right wing, showing themselves more focused on Hillary’s personal destruction than on any of the crucial issues at stake in November. Welcome to the Democratic National Convention."
Hillary came around to agreeing with Sanders, supposedly, but she refused to make it official because it would appear to be a rebuke to President Obama. Cummings said this explicitly in 6/29 Washington Post story by Dave Weigel. I found it on my phone. If you're interested, I'll try to add a link.
"We have one president, and I have listened to him argue his case many times, and I know that he truly believes this," said Cummings. "He really does. I disagree with him, but I don't want to do anything, as he ends his term, to undercut the president. I'm just not going to do it. In his last six months? I'm not gonna do that."
I was curious so did some nosing around. They were chanting TPP. Bernie of course wanted a TPP plank. Hillary agreed w/his position but refused. Cummings oversaw that portion of the platform and also refused, saying it would be a rebuke to a beloved president.