While everyone’s talking about acting DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile’s current scandals, let’s not lose sight of the fact that her predecessor, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has seemingly gotten away with spearheading and successfully executing a years-long plot to rig the Democratic primaries for her friend, ally, and former employer Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As we’ve discussed before, we know for a fact thanks to a leaked email that Tim Kaine had been promised the vice presidential slot long before it was anywhere close to necessary for Clinton to select a running mate. If you know anything at all about politics, you know people don’t get promised a favor that big unless they’ve given something equally massive in return. It would be hard to think of a political favor greater than being installed into one of the most esteemed positions in American government; it is the most significant thing that a presidential candidate can bestow upon someone from that position.
We also know for a fact that Obama was already a “friend and political ally” of Kaine back in 2011 according to this Washington Post article from that year, which was the year President Barack encouraged his friend Tim to step down from his position as DNC chair and make a run for retiring Democratic muppet Jim Webb’s Senate seat. And according to this Politico article from the very same day, Obama then immediately installed former Clinton campaign co-chair and Hillary attack poodle Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the conveniently-vacated DNC chair, who then went on to orchestrate the rigging of the Democratic primaries for her girlfriend in violation of the Impartiality Clause of the DNC charter.
In doing this, Obama was able to effectively hand-pick a successor to his throne who happens to be married to his Democratic presidential predecessor Bill Clinton. You’re not supposed to be able to do that in a democracy.
We’ve talked about all that before. What I have personally failed to address adequately is the fact that Wasserman Schultz got away with it. She did every single thing she was placed in the DNC chair to do, she got caught, and then all she had to do was say “Oopsie! Looks like I’ll have to resign now!” and just stroll away, grinning like the cat that already ate the canary.
She did everything she set out to do and suffered no consequences whatsoever. She then went on to win her primary election to defend her seat in Congress amid still more suspicion of having rigged that election as well, as reported by Miami New Times. I’d like to point out at this time that DWS, who is easily the most reviled Representative in the nation, still steamrolled her Berniecrat opponent, Tim Canova. But Bernie Sanders tells us we’ll be able to execute a “political revolution” from inside the Democratic party through primary challenges. Right. I think there’s a reason you yourself returned to Independent status, Bernie. The easiest and most important hurdle in the path toward that agenda, and we couldn’t even do that.
So to recap, Debbie got to do everything she set out to do, slide out of her DNC chair position when she was done with it anyway, then get awarded an honorary chair on Hillary’s campaign, then win her Democratic primary contest in her bid for reelection.
And Democrats are fine with that. These people who claim they’ll “hold Hillary’s feet to the fire” to make sure she forwards a progressive agenda and “force” her to the left of her known corporatist corruption after they elect her are not making a peep about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s brazen assault on American democracy. They’re letting her get away with it with no consequences whatsoever, just like they’re ignoring Obama’s warmongering, corporate cronyism as illustrated here by New Republic and subversion of democracy as illustrated by his collaboration with the DNC scandal, and just like they’ve been ignoring Donna Brazile’s corruption even though we’ve known for weeks that she passed a question on to Clinton for the CNN debates.
Nobody who supports Hillary Clinton has any intention of holding anybody to anything. The Democratic Party is not your friend, progressives. It’s time for us to get real and leave this abusive relationship once and for all.
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