In a scathing article today, former DNC chair Donna Brazile laid out facts that some had already assumed. Her confirmation that the DNC was controlled by the Hillary Clinton president campaign will send shockwaves throughout the party. Should Bernie Sanders have won?
“This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”
As noted by JD Rucker earlier:
French rightly points out that they will not be able to unite as a party until they accept Clinton’s shortcomings for what they are. She didn’t just lose. She created the circumstances that enabled Donald Trump to win while negating any chance that the Democrats could take the Senate. She, and to some extent Barack Obama, are the real culprits in the downfall of the Democratic Party.
One might wonder why I would give “advice” to the Democrats. I’m not. They won’t listen. They’ll continue down the same destructive path, never disavowing Clinton nor scolding Obama for their sins. They can’t. Both have been propped up too high by the DNC. All they can do is wait out the storm and hope the Republicans are worse than expected.
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.
So I followed the money. My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.