DNC Shakeup: The Usual Suspects

To mollify the supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton’s only serious challenger to represent the Dirty Dems in the 2016 Presidential election, ferocious Clinton surrogate–and scale-tipper, if WikiLeaks is to be believed– Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is stepping down as head of the Democratic National Committee.

Wasserman Schultz angered many liberals with alleged bias toward a Clinton coronation throughout this year’s Democratic primary contests. Mrs. Schultz was chosen by President Obama to head the DNC in 2011, despite her efforts to elect then-Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) instead of Mr. Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.

Salon reports that Debbie is far from “out the door,” however. Bernie sold out to support career criminal Hillary Clinton instead of continuing his “political revolution” against billionaire Donald Trump, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, and Green Party physician Jill Stein (the latter of whom is thought to be much closer than “Crooked Hillary” to the progressive, eco-freak views Bernie espoused during the primaries). Recently-WikiLeaked emails among the DNC minions allegedly confirm Bernie’s suspicion that the game was rigged in Hillary’s favor even before her 0.5% victory margin in Iowa.

But although Bernie’s public desire to oust his fellow Jew, hyper-partisan Wasserman Schultz, appeared realized this weekend mid-Democratic convention in Philadelphia (about the time the DNC emails hit the internets), Hillary quickly installed the dutiful Debbie in an “honorary” leadership role to continue shaping the Democratic victory train:

Hillary Clinton is thanking her “longtime friend” Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the Florida congresswoman’s decision to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Clinton says that Wasserman Schultz will serve as honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country.

[Salon, underline ours]

Bernie’s feelings on the matter, despite famously insisting during an October 2015 debate that “[t]he American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” became clear as his campaign crumbled, and Mr. Sanders called for Wasserman Schultz’ resignation from the DNC. He continued this curmudgeonly call through yesterday (The Hill):

She “should not be chair of the DNC, and I think these emails reiterate that reason why she should not be chair,” the Vermont senator said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I think she should resign, period, and I think we need a new chair that’s going to lead us in a new direction.”

Sanders’ statement to Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos on ABC came two days after the WikiLeaks release of the DNC emails.

In one May 21 email, DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach wrote to communications director Luis Miranda about planting a narrative to the media that Sanders’s “campaign was a mess.”

“Well, I think I told you a long time ago that the DNC was not running a fair operation — that they were supporting Secretary Clinton. So what I suggested to be true six months ago turns out, in fact, to be true,” Sanders said.

“I’m not shocked by it, but I’m disappointed.”

[The Hill. color and underline ours]

Bernie will apparently still campaign with the Anointed One.

Whatever will Bernie supporters do with their tattoos??

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Salon continued:

The move came after the publication last week of some 19,000 hacked emails, some of which suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton during the primary season.

Why does this matter???

Two other (far classier) Democratic women have taken demotions to assist progressive values, or whatever, and appear to have more integrity than either Hillary or Debbie.

On February 28, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) resigned from the DNC following a public spat with Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the limited number and strategically low-viewership time slots of the Democratic presidential debates.

“I am resigning from the DNC so that I can support Bernie Sanders,” Ms. Gabbard said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Ms. Gabbard, who has clashed with DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the Democratic presidential debate schedule, said her decision was rooted in her military experience.

As a veteran, as a soldier, I’ve seen firsthand the trust cost of war,” she said, calling it a “necessity” to “have a commander-in-chief who has foresight, who exercises good judgment, who looks at the consequences of the actions that they are looking to take before they take those actions, so that we don’t continue to find ourselves in these failures that have resulted in chaos in the Middle East and so much loss of life.”

[Washington Times]

Panama Papers

Donna Brazile, a contributor to CNN, is taking the reigns from Debbie to run the DNC temporarily. CNN, according to The Hill, has reacted:

“With news of Donna Brazile stepping in as interim chair for the Democratic National Committee, CNN and Brazile have mutually agreed to temporarily suspend her contract as a contributor for the network effective immediately,” a CNN spokeswoman wrote in an email. “As a valued voice and commentator, CNN will revisit the contract once Brazile concludes her role.”

[underlining ours]

Brazile’s biases were somehow not a problem in the past for partnership with CNN despite her following resume (from Wikipedia):

Brazile volunteered for the Jimmy CarterWalter Mondale presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 as a teenager.

Brazile served as deputy field director of the Michael Dukakis general election campaign. On October 20, 1988, she made headlines by telling a group of reporters that George H. W. Bush needed to “fess up” about unsubstantiated rumors of an extramarital affair.

Said Brazile, “The American people have every right to know if Barbara Bush will share that bed with him in the White House.”

In the 2008 election, she served as a superdelegate for her work for Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

Brazile was interim Chair (promoted from Vice Chair) just before Wasserman Schultz’ installation. She has never been full Chair. Where’s Michelle Obama to point out the racial discrimination?

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Interestingly, Wikipedia lists Brazile’s religion as Roman Catholic. Also:

[Brazile] was strongly critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act.

 

Of note: Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ predecessor as (full) DNC Chair?

Hillary Clinton running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine

Hillary Pays to Play

Thanks to our sources:

Wasserman Schultz to Have a New Role in Clinton Campaign

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/28/rep-tulsi-gabbard-resigns-from-dnc-post-to-endorse/

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/289036-cnn-suspends-donna-brazile-as-she-takes-dnc-role

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288999-sanders-calls-on-dnc-chairwoman-to-step-down-following