Hillary Clinton is now trying to divide Democrats by criticizing Bernie Sanders for dividing the party in 2016 while Democrat leaders in the DNC are discussing Super Delegate rule changes to negate the 2018 changes that were made as a result of the DNC being exposed as having "rigged" the primary in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders. Oh, and Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Bernie supporter" publicly booed Clinton, further dividing the entire party.
One would think after the impeachment fiasco that Democrats would do everything in their power to regain the moderate Democrat voters that turned away in disgust over the way Democrats have handled the entire mess and their "traitor tantrums" (Thanks to Steve Quayle for coining that term!) since Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election.
Instead, it appears that the DNC, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat politicians are determined to burn it all down... all being the whole Democrat party apparatus.
IS HILLARY CLINTON TRYING TO BLOW UP THE PARTY?
I am starting with Hillary Clinton's continuous attacks against Bernie Sanders, while hypocritically preaching about unity and bitterly complaining that Sanders didn't do enough to promote "unity" within the Democrat party in 2016, because she exemplifies what is wrong with the entire Democrat party.
Initially Clinton was quoted stating "Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done," in reference to Sanders, as she obviously is still stuck in 2016, making excuses for her failed candidacy. Then in follow up interviews she is now claiming that Sanders, nor his supporters did enough to unify the party in 2016 to support her candidacy.
Some of her most notable remarks in the podcast interview were about the aftermath of the 2016 primary. At one point, Ms. Tisch Sussman asked Mrs. Clinton of Mr. Sanders, “What do you think that he can do — whether he’s the nominee or not the nominee — to help get to that point of unifying people against Trump?”
“Well, he can do it, for one,” Mrs. Clinton said with a big laugh. “That’s not our experience from 2016.”
She said that she had “very honest, very open” conversations with Mr. Obama in 2008 and that she fully embraced his bid for the White House.
“So fast forward. I mean, you had, unfortunately, a very different outcome in the 2016 primary, where I won by four million votes. I won overwhelmingly in delegates,” Mrs. Clinton said. “There was no question about who was going to be the nominee. But unfortunately, you know, his campaign and his principal supporters were just very difficult and really, constantly not just attacking me, but my supporters.”
“We get to the convention,” she continued. “They’re booing Michelle Obama, John Lewis. It was very distressing and such a contrast between what we did to unite in ’08.”
Clinton's comments and insistence in inserting herself into the 2020 campaign cycle is egregious in a variety of ways.
• First: Clinton is not in the running for president in 2020.....but there is a lot of speculation as to why she keeps inserting herself into the campaign cycle when many Democrats just want her to "GO. AWAY.!" By constantly vying for attention, she is taking attention away from the actual candidates.
• Second: Clinton bitterly whining about Bernie causing divisions in the Democrat party in 2016, while she herself continues to attack Bernie in 2020 has got to be one of the most self-unaware things we have witnessed to date. I mean to complain about someone not doing enough to unify the party in the same interview that she, herself, is trying to divide the party? What the heck is that?
• Third: what Clinton neglects to remember, acknowledge or admit is that Bernie Sanders and his supporters were quite aware of the DNC rigging the primaries in her favor, something confirmed by former DNC chair Donna Brazile in a book titled "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House."
The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.
I had been wondering why it was that I couldn’t write a press release without passing it by Brooklyn. Well, here was the answer.
When the party chooses the nominee, the custom is that the candidate’s team starts to exercise more control over the party. If the party has an incumbent candidate, as was the case with Clinton in 1996 or Obama in 2012, this kind of arrangement is seamless because the party already is under the control of the president. When you have an open contest without an incumbent and competitive primaries, the party comes under the candidate’s control only after the nominee is certain. When I was manager of Al Gore’s campaign in 2000, we started inserting our people into the DNC in June. This victory fund agreement, however, had been signed in August 2015, just four months after Hillary announced her candidacy and nearly a year before she officially had the nomination.
The entire process was rigged and Clinton's talk about having the Super-delegates in her pocket brings us to party members in the DNC proposing measures that will permanently tear the party apart.
DNC MEMBERS WANT TO RIG PRIMARY AGAINST BERNIE....AGAIN
The super-delegates...wow, talk about a loaded issue.
One of the remedies the DNC came up with to unite the party after it was revealed that the DNC and the Clinton campaign rigged the Democrat primaries in favor of Clinton to make her the nominee, was to change the rules for the Super delegates, which are DNC members, members of Congress and other to party officials, and unpledged delegates, who could, and did, control who was "selected" as the party nominee, rather than leaving the choice to Democrat voters to "elect" a candidate.
The change that was voted on by the DNC, as explained by CNN at the time of the vote, August 2018 (Archive.is link)
In a surprisingly united vote, almost all members of the Democratic National Convention curtailed the ability of the superdelegates to vote on the first ballot for the party's presidential nominee beginning with the next election. The group of about 700 automatic, unpledged party leaders, elected officials and activists previously were able to back whichever candidate for the nomination they chose.
Saturday's vote officially barred the superdelegates from voting on the first ballot to choose the party's presidential nominee unless a candidate has secured a majority of the convention using only pledged delegates, whose votes are earned during the primary process.
The reasoning, justifications and assurances as to why they made that change, and how it will be better for the party and transparency, back in 2018, compared to DNC members now that want to give that power back to the Super-delegates in order to prevent Bernie Sanders from being the nominee, is like a huge middle finger to all Bernie Sanders' supporters.
A couple examples from 2018, right after the party vote:
• DNC Chair Tom Perez: We passed major reforms that will not only put our next presidential nominee in the strongest position possible, but will help us elect Democrats up and down the ballot, across the country. These reforms will help grow our party, unite Democrats, and restore voters' trust by making our 2020 nominating process the most inclusive and transparent in our history.
• Black Caucus members like Michael Blake: This is not disenfranchisement at all. The person that has their vote taken away and has been purged -- that's the person we need to be fighting for. Voters want us to be listening to them, and this is a way to show that we are listening -- to show that we are understanding the changes that had to be made after 2016."
• Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ 2016 campaign manager: This is a great day for America and for the party. When you have a system subject to gaming, there is incentive to game it. To the extent the system can’t be gamed, you have more credibility with voters."
• Bernie Sanders called the move "an important step forward in making the Democratic party more open, democratic and responsive to the input of ordinary Americans."
• Tom Perez also stated that "We’re here to restore our democracy as we know it......"
Jump forward to the present day, and the Politico is reporting "DNC members discuss rules change to stop Sanders at convention."
Apparently now that Sanders is taking the lead in polling in both Iowa and New Hampshire, certain members of the DNC and Democrat leadership, petrified that an all-out socialist will take the nomination that they believe cannot win the general election against President Trump.
While the Politico article in question does explain the long odds of gaining enough support to change the rule again, the entire discussion shows that the quotes above were nothing more than a way to appease Sanders' supporters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
In conversations on the sidelines of a DNC executive committee meeting and in telephone calls and texts in recent days, about a half-dozen members have discussed the possibility of a policy reversal to ensure that so-called superdelegates can vote on the first ballot at the party’s national convention. Such a move would increase the influence of DNC members, members of Congress and other top party officials, who now must wait until the second ballot to have their say if the convention is contested.
The point here is while this is just a "conversation" some members are having right now, it does indicate 1) How terrified Democrats are of a Sanders' nomination; 2) The lengths some of the members are willing to go to rig the nominating process against Sanders... yet again, and; 3) Democrats have absolutely no respect for American voters, they just want said voters to think they do.
William Owen, a Tennessee DNC member, acknowledged the discussion and said that he does not support the effort. He noted that they agreed it could be “tough.” One would hope so. The plan would make a mockery of all of the prior statements of regret and reform after the rigged primary for Clinton. It would confirm in the mind of critics that the DNC is only interested in creating the appearance of democratic choice and only to the extent that the voters do what the establishment expects.
BOTTOM LINE - BERNIE SUPPORTERS ARE ANGRY PEOPLE
While the recent Project Veritas undercover videos showed that the Sanders' campaign has staffers that are violent and angry people, talking about armed revolution, dragging people into the streets and lighting them on fire, putting conservatives in gulags, and more.... Sanders' supporters are just as angry as his staffers.
Recently, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat congressowman quite known for her public crudeness with the statement about impeaching the "motherf**ker, showed her anger at a recent Bernie Sanders' rally, a man she has endorsed, by publicly booing Hillary Clinton, perfectly capturing the fractures still being felt with the Democrat party.
Clinton most likely deserves it for her continued attacks on Bernie Sanders which is furthering the division within the democrat party, but Tlaib managed to prove that many Bernie Sanders' supporters will not vote for a Democrat nominee if they think the DNC, and the media, is once again rigging the primary against him.
Considering the Sanders campaign is already using the term "rigged" after the DNC arbitrarily changed their debate rules to allow Michael Bloomberg to take the stage, he is not really looking for unity either.
At the rate the Democrats are going, an implosion is extremely possible, even likely.... it is all a matter of time.
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