Democrats VOW: No Repeat of Hillary Clinton’s Crooked Campaign
Hillary Clinton’s campaign stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders.
And though Sanders had no shot against Donald Trump, he deserved fairness in the selection choice. However, the Democrats stack the deck against the old socialist in the most imaginative of ways.
One way, though less imaginative was through superdelegates. And the party now wants to make sure the cheating of the Clinton campaign as it pertains to superdelegates can’t happen again,
According to POLITICO:
The Democratic Party’s Unity Reform Commission is recommending cutting the number of superdelegates by about 400, equal to a 60 percent reduction. Many of the remaining superdelegates would see their vote tied to the results in their state.
The commission is also suggesting that absentee voting be required as an option for presidential caucus participants. It is calling for automatic voter registration and same-day voter registration. And it wants to mandate public reporting of raw vote totals from caucus states.
The recommendations will now go to the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee, and then likely to the full 447-member Democratic National Committee for consideration sometime next year, where it will need two-thirds support to pass.
“It’s not going to be about 447 people, it’s going to be about millions of people and how they pick up this challenge and this path,” said Larry Cohen, the former president of the Communication Workers of America who was appointed to this commission by 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders.
Much of what was revealed came from Donna Brazile.
Though Brazile was happy to win at all costs once Donald Trump became Clinton’s opponent, she regretted learning what had been done to Bernie Sanders.
Thus the former interim Chairwoman of the DNC rocked the political world with revelations in her book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House”.
Brazile revealed the dirty nature of Democrats, which people believed were only the underbelly. As it turns out, the Democrats are dirty all over.
The rule changes are clearly to prevent another “Clinton Scenario”. Recall that Bernie Sanders won primaries, yet Clinton gained more delegates. TBS chronicled Sanders’ prowess against Clinton in, “Why won’t Sanders just die!”:
The deadly duo likely figured Bernie would just die, like his namesake in the classic teen film, Weekend at Bernie’s. After all, Sanders is electrifying the youngsters, so why not throw an elaborate house party or a rave, and send 74-year old Bernie into a beautiful beach blanket bingo sunset.
Yet as Caesar grimaced of Maximus in the movie Gladiator, “Why doesn’t he just DIE!?” As Trump might say, “Bernie’s got stamina.” And Bernie Sanders remains a thorn in the Clintons’ side, and it will likely get worse, as reported in USA Today,
If Bernie Sanders wants to upend the Democratic National Convention, he’ll likely have all the tools he needs.
The Democratic nomination increasingly seems Hillary Clinton’s for the taking. But the number of pledged delegates Sanders will have collected by the time the convention begins July 25 should give him a sizable presence on convention committees and a strong voice in shaping the Democratic Party’s rules and platform to include some of his top priorities.
Tad Devine, one of Sanders’ top advisers and a veteran of contentious convention battles, said he expects “good will” at the convention between Sanders and Clinton, and agreement on a number of issues. But he raised the possibility that Sanders will play hardball if negotiations fail.
Devine said Sanders should have enough committee votes to file “minority reports” — dissents from positions held by the majority of delegates at the convention. Using that tool could mire the proceedings in debate and votes if Clinton won’t agree on issues important to Sanders.
Democratic Party rules allow for minority reports at the request of members representing 25% of total votes on the convention’s Platform, Credentials and Rules committees. Sanders has won about 45% of the pledged delegates awarded in state primaries and caucuses so far. Most committee members are awarded to candidates based on the results of those contests.
Bernie Sanders is the turd in the punch bowl, and the Clintons may just have to scoop around it and drink up.
Things only worsened for Clinton, yet Sanders capitulated. Sold out.
Sanders abandoned principle and took the money. As we all know by now, Hillary Clinton secured the nomination, and coronation was to ensue.
God had a change of plans.
No matter what the Democrats did, they weren’t going to win. To believe otherwise was based on arrogance and wishful thinking. As we learned, Democrats ignored the signs.
The people were on to them, and now they want to change things. Or at least pretend to. But the Democrats will pick their candidates based on the same tried and true method of the past: who’s next in line.