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The DNC has begun, and everything is going just fine.


Well, the Democratic National Convention has begun and, as is the custom for political conventions these days, it’s going fine, everything’s fi—kidding, it’s total chaos. The Wikileaks revelations that the DNC was actively interested in getting Hillary Clinton onto the ticket have led to a lot of hurt feelings surrounding her coming nomination — particularly from Bernie Sanders supporters who now have cold evidence that their party’s official representatives didn’t have their backs.

All this resulted in some pretty serious drama around Sanders’ continued support of Clinton. When he asked his supporters to help him get her into office, he was met with a chorus of boos. That would turn out to be a major theme of the day.

When the DNC officially convened Sanders supporters were ready for them.

And the convention hadn’t even started! But when it did, Sanders supporters remained very displeased, despite his sending a personal text begging his fans to keep quiet on the convention floor.

Those pleas would go unheeded, as Sanders supporters starting to chant during the opening prayer.

And they continued to boo as the new interim DNC chair Marcia Fudge addressed the crowd, but she had no time for this.

They continued to jeer and boo over the next few speakers as well, including Rep. Elijah Cummings, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

So, yes, everything at the Democratic National Convention is off to a good start. A fine start. Everything’s fine. Nothing to see here.

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