Hoards of people are chanting and booing, holding up protest signs, scrambling over barriers, and even getting onto the convention floor to voice their outrage. Meanwhile, party officials scramble to take control of the chaos as the leadership gets humiliated by a string of faux pas.
This is what the Left was expecting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, but instead this describes the nightmare that has kicked off their Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bernie Sanders supporters, upset over e-mails Wikileaks revealed that show
the Democratic Party's leadership plotting to assure that Hillary Clinton gets the nomination instead of Bernie, have shown up en masse at the DNC to protest.
Even though Bernie continues to urge his supporters to throw their support behind Hillary, protesters both inside and outside the convention are booing Hillary and chanting "Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!" Even Bernie himself is being booed every time he praises Hillary, according to the New York Times.
Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been the face of the party since 2011, also faced a chorus of boos this morning from Bernie supporters after she announced her resignation http://www.faithfamilyamerica.com/top_democratic_party_leader_resigns_but_who_hired_her_next_unbelievable last night because of her role in trying to derail Bernie's campaign.
Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones is reporting that Bernie supporters are also shouting "No TPP!" inside the convention, quite possibly protesting Hillary's pro-Trans-Pacific Partnership vice president pick Tim Kaine. Kaine is not as far left as Bernie.
The DNC's apology at the start of their convention earlier today didn't seem to do much. According to ABC News, the party leadership released the following statement:
"On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process. The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates."
On a side note, the theme of this year's convention is "United Together."