Tonight, the Democratic Party did something that might surprise Bernie Sanders supporters: It officially congratulated Bernie Sanders on his victory over Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia Democratic primary, held tonight.
The official Democratic Party Facebook page posted a graphic giving kudos to Sanders on his win, saying “thanks to every Democrat who made their voice heard by voting today!”
This is remarkable because, as many Sanders supporters have claimed, the Democratic Party establishment has been cool to Sanders’ primary victories. One can only hope that this signals a shift in Democratic Party headquarters towards a warmer embrace Bernie Sanders and his “political revolution.” This will serve the party well in November, regardless of who wins the nomination process in the end.
Here’s the graphic they posted:
May there be many more official congratulations to Bernie Sanders from the Democratic Party in the future!
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.