Thursday, November 2, 2017

Rigged!

Well, here we go again, with a firestorm of accusations that Hillary and the DNC "rigged" the Democratic Presidential primary against beloved Bernie, this time coming from the terminally stupid Donna Brazile, and of all people, Elizabeth Warren, who should know a lot better than to be drawn into this morass of dishonesty.

Well, here is the truth:  One of the main reasons the DNC exists is to see that Democrats are nominated to run for office by the Democratic party, and Bernie Sanders is not, and was never a Democrat, and only dishonestly pretended to be one for a few months while he tried to steal the Democratic nomination for President.

I just don't get how stupid the nation's politicians and political commentators are, but I have never heard a single one of them, when discussing this issue, state the phenomenal stakes involved here.  So once again, it is Green Eagle who must speak the truth, however few people he is speaking to.

Here is what will happen if the Democratic party ever decides that it is okay for a non-Democrat to run openly for the Democratic Presidential nomination:  In the very next Presidential campaign, the Koch brothers, the Waltons, the Mercers and their sociopathic right wing compatriots will field their own candidate for the Democratic nomination, backed by a couple hundred million dollar smear campaign.  This will happen because it will be far cheaper for them to win the Democratic nomination than it would be to win the White House in a real two party race.  Then, we will have two right wing corporate stooges running against each other, and it will not make a damned bit of difference who wins.  Is there a single person reading this that does not know that this is what will happen?  And is there a person who does not know that if that does happen, that will be the end of even a pretense that democracy still exists in this country?

Letting Bernie successfully capture the Democratic nomination would not only have been a ticket to a massive defeat for the Democrats in 2016, it would have been a trial run for eliminating the Democratic party's role altogether in picking its candidate, an absurd and deadly result for American politics.  Thank heaven the DNC stood up to the torrent of abuse it received from the Berniebots, and made sure that a real Democrat was nominated to run for President on the Democratic ticket.  Now that Bernie has done his damage, this issue will come up over and over again; I pray that the DNC never weakens and in effect puts the Democratic nomination up for sale to the highest bidder.

2 comments:

Keystone Dan said...

"One of the main reasons the DNC exists is to see that Democrats are nominated to run for office by the Democratic party,"

Like the attempt to ensure that Arlen Specter would be the Democratic nominee for the Pennsylvania Senate Race in 2010.

For those from outside of Pennsylvania, Specter was elected to the Senate as a Republican in 1980. He would be re-elected in 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004, every time as a Republican.

On March 18, 2009, Specter said, "To eliminate any doubt, I am a Republican, and I am running for reelection in 2010 as a Republican on the Republican ticket." He jumped to the Democratic party one month later, mainly because he was running at just 27% in a hypothetical Republican primary against Pat Toomey.

Specter soon found himself in a Democratic primary against Joe Sestak, who had been a Democratic member of the House, and, in his first race in 2006, won election in a district where Republicans outnumbered Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin.

Did we mention that Specter turned 80 in February 2010 and had two bouts with cancer since the 2004 election?

The DNC and the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee both backed non-Democrat Specter over Democrat Sestak. Despite this, Sestak won the primary. However, Sestak would go on to lose the General election to Toomey by less than 1%. Without the attacks on Sestak by Democratic bigwigs in the primary, which gave ammunition to Toomey, I think Sestak would have won.

By the way, Specter died in 2012, and would have been replaced by someone chosen by GOP governor Tom Corbett. So even had the DNC and PDSC gotten their non-Democrat elected, he would have been replaced by an even worse non-Democrat.

The DNC is perfectly fine with non-Democrats becoming Democratic candidates, as long as they are right-wingers.

Green Eagle said...

Well, a fair enough example of the DNC acting stupid. Listen, I am not a fan of the DNC, which I think has been dominated by corporate interests for far too long, and has fallen for the insane notion that all that counts in elections is how much money you have to spend, not what you intend to do when you are elected. Nevertheless, it is their duty to protect the party from non-Democratic predators, which is what they did with Bernie.