Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: DNC Must End Superdelegate Process
Despite what the media wants you to believe, this civil war, between bleeding the heart voters and the corporate establishment, has The Democratic Party in flames.
BAILEY T. STEEN | TRIGTENT| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
It’s not a controversial statement that the 2016 election was rigged, and it was not by “Russian hackers” who wanted a Donald J. Trump presidency.
As exposed by Wikileaks, the real rigging came from the sneaky practices of the Democratic National Committee, lead by former Hillary Clinton staffer Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who used media coordination, bribed superdelegates and faith-based smears against independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. All in service of seeing the coronation of America’s 2016 Queen Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Very few Democrats these days go against the narratives and institutions of the self-appointed queen’s, but it’s Hawaii Congresswoman and former vice-chair of the DNC Tulsi Gabbard who is the exception to that rule.
This week, Gabbard released a video on her personal YouTube page criticising the recent actions by the DNC and it’s new leader Tom Perez, who she reveals “cast out those who want to strengthen and reform the party, while continuing to allow lobbyists and consultants a prominent seat at the table.”
Her statement begins:
“Last year’s presidential primary revealed deep divides within the Democratic Party that went far beyond substance of issue differences. Now I wish I could sit here and say things have gotten better, but it’s just not true.
The DNC’s move to cast out those who just haven’t fallen in line with the establishment and were actually demanding real reforms is destined for failure. We must make sure our voices are heard now as we fight for a new path forward that is more inclusive and actually strengthens our democracy. It doesn’t matter who supported Hillary and who supported Bernie. It’s long past time to end the counterproductive infighting and name calling. What we’re talking about here is fighting for an open, inclusive, transparent Democratic Party that best represents and serves the people.”
She continues to point out how ironic it is for “The Democratic Party” to have the institutional capability to allow the establishment to change the vote:
“We must put people over profits and progress over special interests. We can’t do this if you have just a few power brokers making deals in a back room. We can’t do this with a closed process or with superdelegates who can swing an election.”
Gabbard, who left the DNC to publicly endorse Sanders, is right to point out the influence of these delegates. Almost a third of Hillary’s delegate count, which secured her the Democratic Party nomination, were made up of superdelegates, where as only two thirds were from delegates decided based on the vote. Many of superdelegates pledging their vote at the convention to Hillary before the first ballot was ever cast. If Bernie Sanders was the corrupt candidate, they could have all moved over to him and he would be the candidate despite having less votes. That’s as undemocratic a system as you could imagine.
In the recent DNC Fraud Civil Lawsuit lead by Florida attorneys Jared and Elizabeth Beck, which was struck down by a Florida judge, Bruce Spiva, the lawyer defending the DNC, said during a court hearing the Democratic National Committee had to the right to “go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way.”
Honestly, one would expect that out of The Congo, Nigeria or even states like Russia, not a country with such a vast influence as the United States.
Where as the Republican establishment, despite their Romney speeches and delegate gerrymandering, failed in their attempts to stop a faux-populist like President Donald J. Trump and modern nationalism, it was the Democratic establishment who have the more rigid process to run in. They succeeded in blocking the liberal and progressive movement from power, and what do you know, the liberals and progressives weren’t there to cheer the people who screwed them over on.
Who could have guessed that?
Tulsi Gabbard, former Ohio congressmen Dennis Kucinich, Jeff Merkley, even people who go on “unity tours” with Tom Perez while pushing Medicare-For-All like Bernie Sanders, these are people who clearly are disinterested in the establishment. They resonate with the American populace far more than the Democratic leaders, which is proven in the polling. Bernie Sanders being the most popular politician in the country for eight months straight.
It was the principled left, who are willing to speak out, who know the establishment like how it was described by George Carlin:
“It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it”.
Bailey T. Steen is a journalist, editor, artist and film critic based in Victoria, Australia. To support this content, and more to come like it, the options include Patreon and Paypal, where I hope to keep this content free.
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