- November 4, 2017
Former interim-DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s new book has her in deep trouble with Clinton World. She has a some bombshell new details that has her being hailed as a whistle blower in some cirles, and confirms what was widely known: that the 2016 primary was rigged.
As is generally the case with informants, Brazile is a flawed witness. She was forced out at CNN when caught slipping Hillary primary debate questions – and repeatedly lied in public statements even after leaked emails revealed her actions.
In excerpts released from her new book, Brazile points a lot of deserving fingers toward Barack Obama, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Hillary Clinton.
She blamed Obama for gutting the infrastructure and funding of the DNC and funneling it to his own PAC, Obama for America (aka Organizing for Action). She blamed Hillary for using the DNC and state parties in a money-laundering scheme to avoid individual contribution caps and keep 99.5% of the funds for her own campaign (while she hypocritically accused Bernie Sanders of neglecting state races). She blamed Obama and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for a $3-4m/month operating budget, a large chunk of which went to consultants (who functionally control the Democratic Party and are currently fighting to keep the budget secret – from even board members – at the Reform & Unity Commission).
Brazile revealed the depth of the DNC’s funding issues and their effort to seek a $2m loan. And real bombshell of the book which has her in deep trouble with Clinton world: a deal which gave the Clinton campaign control over everything from the DNC’s finances (launder them for and funnel them to Hillary), staffing (pro-Clinton acolytes), and strategy (pro-Hillary message, debate schedule, etc). The deal was made in August of 2015 – just months into her announced campaign and long before she had wrapped up the nomination. (And, since Hillbots seem to need confirmation on this: took effect in the primary.)
Of course this ran directly afoul of the charter; and proves that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was lying when she repeatedly claimed the DNC played no favorites in the primary. More importantly, it proved, again, what we knew to be true: that the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary was rigged.
Bernie Sanders was the transgressed party to whom Brazile felt compelled to tearily apologize over the phone call described her book. And otherwise competent candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden stayed out of the race because – while the details weren’t public – it was common knowledge that Hillary was Obama’s hand-picked successor and the DNC was set up with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Hillary’s 2008 campaign manager) at the helm to make it happen. But, in the end, it’s the American public – and in actuality the entire world – who is owed a sincere apology by all corporate Democrats over the debacle that gave us President Donald Trump.
Wasserman-Schultz’ attempts to limit the debates and schedule them head-to-head with NFL games were a blatant attempt to keep Bernie’s progressive message away from as many eyes as possible. Structurally, the primary schedule of initially going to small and southern states gives an advantage, especially in the media narrative, to conservative candidates. Super delegates were created in response to a surprising progressive primary victory and remain in place to keep it from happening again. Many state chapters of the DNC shun new, independent voters by forcing them to register as Democrats long before knowing who the candidates might be; and hold caucuses which poor people cannot easily attend. They purged their own voters from large cities such as Brooklyn (Bernie’s home town). And exit polls – which matched up just fine with results in Republican primary races – were so vastly differing from final vote counts that the Democratic Party presidential primary election would not stand up to international standards and scrutiny.
Corporate media’s allergy to the progressive agenda compelled them to snicker and scoff at Bernie and his progressive policy proposals; and to report the super delegates’ votes as cast in favor of Clinton when they wouldn’t be until months later.
It is a sickness shared by the Clinton World, who framed the entire left as a bunch of racist, sexist bros; and who hijacked the Democratic Party and sold its soul to the white collar business class in exchange for legalized bribes in the form of campaign cash which was supposed to propel them to victory. That is the reason the Democratic Party marches to the drum beat of Wall Street, Sillicon Valley, Big Pharma, the military industrial complex, et al. That is the reason they stand in direct opposition to the working poor and the progressive agenda. That is the reason people don’t want to donate to, vote for, or identify as a Democrat. And that is the reason we have President Donald Trump.