It’s 1968 again – a look back at the Democratic Convention


Fox news reports that the Democrats are working on more rules to control the angry mobs – er, those who are feeling the Bern. Meanwhile Philadelphia is ramping up to give lots of space to the Bernie folks convention time. The clip visits some of the old wounds back in 1968 that cost the Democrats the election. Here we go:

Philadelphia has approved four demonstration permits in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the July Democratic National Convention — including a large rally planned near the convention’s epicenter.

One of the permits is for an event consisting of four days of all-day rallies at FDR Park in support of Mr. Sanders. The city said it expects 30,000 participants, and organizers said in an interview they hope turnout will be much higher.

The park is adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center, where many of the Democratic National Convention events will be held — raising the possibility of a large demonstration in support of Mr. Sanders just steps away from where delegates will officially select the Democratic nominee. A growing number of Democrats are concerned the conventioncould turn out to be divisive and disorderly due to activities planned by Sanders supporters.

The city has also granted permits to three smaller demonstrations at Thomas Paine Plaza, a few miles from the Wells Fargo Center. The city says it expects 2,000 to 3,000 participants at those events.

More at WSJ

 

15 Responses to “It’s 1968 again – a look back at the Democratic Convention”

  1. The Protesters will find their nest at the DNC convention | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Now we move on to the Philadelphia Democratic convention. It looks to be another pandering fest. My take is to keep your eye on the night the anti-police screed by all of the black moms of black kids killed will be presented, and who will be out in force to bash the police. That should light the fire of the protesters that are lined up. This will be no Cleveland. Add a couple of strikes in the offing- the airport, taxi strike over uber drivers and things are shaping up to be one fine time. My earlier post. It’s 1968 again – a look back at the Democratic Convention […]

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  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    I have to say that while I am disgusted with the Republican party and their nominee I am enjoying what is happening in the Democratic Party. It sure is entertaining…

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    • the unit Says:

      General agreement. But is the likely nominee the parties choice?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Joy comes in small pieces these days.. Going to be hot in Phila,

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  6. janny11 Says:

    Reblogged this on PACIFIC ISLAND BEACON.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much for the link.

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  7. Adrienne Says:

    OMGosh – Linda Ellerbee. She’s now 71 and looks great. I read her Wiki page. She’s been a pretty busy gal. Good for her.

    I remember that convention very well. I was 23 at the time. I didn’t understand then, and I still don’t, why people do the whole “mob mentality” thing and cause mayhem. I think both conventions this year are going to be a mess.

    And that worm, Mondale. In around ’78 I moved back to the Twin Cities (one big assed mistake) One of my jobs was at the University Club of Minnesota that was located at that time in the IDS tower in downtown Minneapolis. Anywho – Mondale held a fund raiser there and I had to work it as a cocktail waitress, After the fancy event, one of Mondale’s assistants asked me to join Mondale in his room. Are you freaking kidding me? Ah – NO! Mondale takes smarmy to a whole different level.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Gee A. now that is a tale! I didn’t know that Linda was still around. You and I are cut from the same date. My age as well and I don’t think I really appreciated what was going on. It was anarchy. I was in Baltimore when the city was all ablaze around me. I was in the rough section, and glad to make it out. Who knew how long it would go on.

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      • Ed Bonderenka Says:

        At the time I remember getting the play by play on the local underground FM station, WABX.
        Between that and the SDS being local “heroes” and the evening news, we were somewhat informed.
        Informed wrong of course.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        The youngins know nothing of these times. Unless one lives through it… No doubt they are clueless as to what lies in store for them. Bernie? Let them look at Venezuela.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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