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Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:08 PM

"Brazile Denies Democratic Primary Was Rigged"

"Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said she found 'no evidence' that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary process was fixed, taking issue with the use of the word 'rigged' by others."

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"In the excerpt published in Politico [November 2], Brazile said she was tasked with searching for proof that Clinton’s team had fixed the nomination process in her favor.

'By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart,”'Brazile wrote, referring to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who ran an ultimately unsuccessful bid against Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

But in the [November 5 "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"] interview, Brazile said she told Sanders she found "no evidence" that the primary was fixed against him."

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/358830-brazile-denies-democrati c-primary-was-rigged

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Reply "Brazile Denies Democratic Primary Was Rigged" (Original post)
lapucelle Nov 2017 OP
comradebillyboy Nov 2017 #1
DURHAM D Nov 2017 #2
moriah Nov 2017 #3
lapucelle Nov 2017 #5
moriah Nov 2017 #8
lapucelle Nov 2017 #9
moriah Nov 2017 #10
emulatorloo Nov 2017 #4
njhoneybadger Nov 2017 #6
Gothmog Nov 2017 #7

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:10 PM

1. Brazile seems so surprised by the reaction to her book,

I wonder if she read it?

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:12 PM

2. She wrote it, why would she read it?

She lies. Remind you of anyone?

This should really scare you - she still serves on the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC.
Traitor in the house.



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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:19 PM

3. I'm not going to buy ut, but I do want to read it in context.

There's been advance copies released to media causing this shitstorm, but until I can borrow it from my library I can't know what she said either.

I'm still torn. I don't want to believe that she would go from allegedly helping Hillary cheat, to saying that she had to put on Gospel music to call Bernie, to saying she had proof, to saying there was no proof. I want to believe that people are taking things out of context, that she's not lying about conversations (Cheng's people deny him hearing any "whipping girl" convo) along with misinterpreting JFAs.

But damn.

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Response to moriah (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:32 PM

5. You can watch the interview and hear Donna actually say that the primaries weren't rigged.

What Brazil calls "the cancer" (the memorandum to the HVF-DNC joint funding agreement) was modeled on the JFA terms that Brazile had negotiated for Gore in 1999 BEFORE he had won the nomination.

https://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/clinton-puts-tight-grip-on-dnc-wallet-119748

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 02:08 PM

8. As I said, she's definitely guilty of overreacting to a standard JFA.

Especially since Bernie wasn't going to specifically court high-dollar donors for the DNC to benefit from (him signing a JFA for his few wealthy donors was good, and I'm not faulting him for focusing on the primary and his model of fundraising), *somebody* had to get the money the DNC and state parties needed for the general, and needed to start raising it fast even if it couldn't be spent immediately.

The rest.... as I said, I'm not buying it before reading it through the Overdrive ebook app once it hits a library.

I'm afraid that this is a bid to change parties because she lost credibility over the debate stuff. I hope it isn't. I don't *want* to believe any Democrat would.

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Response to moriah (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 02:20 PM

9. You think Brazile wants to become a Republican?

A bid for who to change parties?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 02:32 PM

10. I don't know what the hell is going on.

Either every media outlet who has received advance copies of her book has misinterpreted it greatly, or it wasn't written to heal the party.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:20 PM

4. "I found no evidence, none whatsoever" that primaries were "rigged."







.@donnabrazile to @GStephanopoulos: "I found no evidence, none whatsoever" that primaries were "rigged." http://abcn.ws/2j2u69i
8:16 AM - Nov 5, 2017

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:52 PM

6. OK, this is officially nuts now

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:55 PM

7. Thanks for posting

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