The keystone of this process is the aforementioned Article 4, Section 5 of the DNC Charter, also known as the Impartiality Clause. The DNC committed heart and soul to making the nomination process impartial, in order to facilitate a democratic election process. Impartiality means fair elections means a democratically decided nominee. It was the key to getting everyone in 1968 to put down their pitchforks and return back to the fold.
It was this Impartiality Clause that was violated during the primary process. The clause upon which the whole process rests was incontrovertibly ignored by the entire DNC in 2016.
So to reiterate: the modern Democratic presidential nomination process exists for the sole purpose of giving voters a democratic say in their party's nominee, thereby keeping its base and allowing for the continued existence of the institution. If the people are involved in a fair and equitable democratic nomination, they won't riot and abandon the party in droves to create a progressive alternative which would end up replacing it. To ensure their party's continued political relevance, they promised their voters something that they reneged on this election cycle.
My question to you is, what do we want to do about it? The DNC keeps pretending that they hold the power here and we'll do whatever they decide, but the thing is, they don't. The party is the people. We are the people. The whole of the DNC amounts to a handful of people. We are millions. Do we just keep pretending for them that their nominee is legitimate? Because that's the assumption they keep insisting we start from. She's not in any way the choice of the people. No one likes her. No one likes her because no one trusts her. She gives everyone the heebie-jeebies because you can't believe a word she says. If you say this out loud, people bleat "Sexism!" but seriously, do not tar my whole gender with that level of creepiness. If you meet a woman who is that shifty, you do not have to like her just because she's a woman, okay? Let alone hand her the keys to the whole planet. She's creepy because she's creepy, she lies all the time, she's shifty, she says one thing and does another, and you sense it and it makes your animal body feel yucky. None of that is inherent to my gender. Women can be just as trustworthy and honest as men, okay? Check out Jill Stein for just one example.
I digress. She is not a legitimate nominee and we should keep reiterating that fact, for a start. She is not our party's choice. Bernie is our choice. And if you put in Bernie, we would win in a landslide. Everyone knows that, because that's democracy; democracy rests on a nominee's popularity. We keep getting blamed for Hillary not being popular, in this whiny high-school poor-widdle-Hillary handwringing way. They try to position her as the little nerd with a heart of gold that everyone is picking on, when in reality, we all know she's just another mean girl. Nice to her face because we're scared of her, but would never vote for her unless we had a serious dose of Stockholm syndrome.
News flash, DNC -- elections are popularity contests. This is democracy. The nominee isn't popular because she wasn't popularly elected. If you want to win, put Bernie in. He's our choice, and we'll get behind him in vast, stadium-filling numbers. You know that's true. That's how the whole, you know, democracy dealio works, see?
In the coming weeks, Assange has told us another leak is about to drop and more intense pressure than we've seen will come to bear on Hillary's nomination. We must be ready to loudly reiterate that hers is not, and never has been, a legitimate nomination. We have no loyalty to a pretend process. We must be ready to forcefully and unequivocally push her fake and failed nomination aside and install our resounding choice for nominee -- Bernie Sanders.
If not, we will be forced to finish what we started in 1968 and completely destroy our party come election time by pushing in our new progressive platform, in historic and unthinkable numbers. And that will happen, and they know it. Don't be fooled by their poker-face; their internal polling has them in absolute chaotic, hair-tearing-out disarray. We already know that CNN has dropped minorities, millennials, Gen X-ers, and anyone who does not live in a southern state from their polling pool presumably because the numbers for third party are knee-bendingly staggering with them in it. Have no doubt about it, the DNC may be playing it cool, but I'm willing to bet the house that their internal polling has them quietly terrified.
They know that, come October, their next move will define our next choice upon which their survival rests.
We, the people, are the party, and we will decide what happens next.
Give us our guy, or the party gets it.
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