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(2,546 posts)
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 01:59 PM Mar 2016

The Countless Failings of The Democratic National Committee (Presidential primary)

There is little to dispute in this article if anything... Read the article and comment. There is plenty to be accounted for as to the management and process of this Presidential Primary Election Contest dating back to before it began...

"The Democratic National Committee rigged the Democratic primaries to ensure Hillary Clinton would win the presidential nomination. Evidence suggesting this claim is overwhelming and, as the primaries progress, the DNC’s collusion with the Clinton campaign has become more apparent.

Hillary Clinton has known for years she would be running for president in 2016. Fundraisers were held on her behalf as early as 2014, before she announced her campaign, as it was well known throughout the Democratic establishment that she would run for president. Unlike Jeb Bush, also an establishment-backed Republican candidate with very wealthy donors, no Democrats in office dared to run against Ms. Clinton. The DNC did not suspect an Independent and three virtually unknown former politicians would contend for the nomination. Aside from clearing out her competition in the primaries, the co-chair to Ms. Clinton’s failed 2008 campaignDebbie Wasserman Schultz, who is currently the DNC Chair—scheduled only six debates compared to the eight scheduled for Republican candidates, and enacted a new rule effectively banning Democratic presidential candidates from participating in any unsanctioned debates." SNIP...

“Party leaders (again, that’s code for Hillary supporters) have seemingly hosted fewer voter registration drives. Doing so, would, in essence, be drives for Bernie Sanders. In some cases, party leaders are just skipping them altogether in many states and at college campuses,” wrote Shaun King (Poster on DU) for The New York Daily News. “Hillary must know that low voter turnout actually favors her campaign to get the nomination. She and the political machine are not going to invest the time or money to beat the drums for voter registration because they know full well those are primarily votes she won’t receive.” SNIP...

"The DNC has bent their own rules and regulations to assist Ms. Clinton. In December 2015, Vice News broke a story that the DNC was allowing Ms. Clinton’s campaign to share offices with the Carson City Democratic Party in Nevada—a key early primary state. In the summer of 2015, a top DNC official, Henry R. Munoz III broke DNC rules by organizing a fundraiser for Ms. Clinton in Texas. When news broke of the infraction, Ms. Wasserman Schultz ignored it." SNIP...

When one looks at this picture it is difficult to deny that this is a sad performance by party leadership... We can only hope for better moving forward...

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(6,007 posts)
1. Thom Hartmann has a list of things too. . . I like the one where they have lost over 900 seats under
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:06 PM
Mar 2016

DWS's rule


And yet, they still push forward with their losing ways. One would think they don't really want Democrats to win.


(31,935 posts)
4. Their belief that shrinking the party will help their right wing conservative branch of it
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:21 PM
Mar 2016

will be the party's downfall. It's up to us to rescue the DNC from these inept conservative corporate hijackers!


(23,730 posts)
10. 11 Governors, 13 Senators, 69 Reps, 913 state seats, and 26% of the electorate
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 06:18 PM
Mar 2016

there's upsides to losing, just as there's upsides to betting against the US economy or trashing a company and taking its seed money--they're neolibs and corporate raiders

they were RELIEVED to lose the supermajority because now there'd be less pressure to pass bills that'd upset the gravy train even if the mere voters merely needed them to merely survive

so they need a stable of voters who don't pay attention, don't hold you to account, and support you no matter what--unconditional loyalty, like they need in their personal lives



(19,326 posts)
8. Making Corporate CEOs & lobbyist Super-delegates is an obscene betrayal of voters,
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:11 PM
Mar 2016

feeding into our corrupt political system, and should be a crime.


(2,546 posts)
6. I Was Trying To Be Nice So I Would Not Get Hidden For exposing Facts! THANKS!
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:49 PM
Mar 2016

Yes We Are in BIGG Trouble! Unless Bernie is THE NOMINEE!



(26,795 posts)
5. Nifty look at Henry R. Munoz III, here.
Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:34 PM
Mar 2016

Sounds like a Clinton.

What’s clear is that Muñoz’s long career blending public service and private enterprise has been bruised by controversy from the beginning; his lofty ambitions for himself and the region at times have soared above what’s possible; and his appetites for status and success at times have clouded his judgment. Muñoz betrays little regret.



(2,546 posts)
11. The DNC CREW Working In Conjunction With The CORPORATIST "Media" IS The Problem!
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:15 AM
Mar 2016

NO Democracy in this format. A result configured by AND for The Ruling OLIGARCHY... By The Self serving Party Apparatchiks such as DWS!

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