Last Friday the Democrat “hierarchy” had a summer meeting to rally Democrats for the 2016 general election. It appeared to be more of an event for Hillary Clinton. I’m not sure what the “Democrat” party stands for anymore. When the Democrat party chairman, Debbie Wasserman- Schultz makes it perfectly clear her support is for Hillary Clinton something is “amiss”!
Lincoln Chafee, former Rhode Island governor and senator wanted the people to know he voted against the Iraq War, warned about climate change and was for an immigration bill. Chafee’s “zinger” statement was “I’ve had no scandal, I’m proud of that”.
Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland defied the Democrat leaders when he called for more Democratic debates. With Wasserman- Schultz standing not far from him, O’Malley said “This is totally unprecedented in our party” and “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before. Whose decree is it? Where did it come from? To what end? For what purpose? What national or party interest does this decree serve?” He also said “We are the Democratic Party, not the undemocratic Party, Our party must not cower from this debate, we must engage the debate.”
Even the Sanders crowd applauded O’Malley! However, it was very evident Wasserman-Schultz was “peeved”! She gave O’Malley “that look”! She has always been full of “hutzpah’. However, I do believe her “ascension” to party chairman and thoughts of Hillary becoming president have given her a bit of delusion as well! It’s not over until it’s over is something she should remember.
Bernie Sanders: Senator from Vermont who is now within “shouting distance” of Hillary Clinton, has been “wowing” the crowds ever since he entered this race. His message has been precise and sincere. He has a long record of fighting for the rights of all people. He is correct in saying “We need a movement that takes on the economic and political establishment, not one which is part of that establishment.” Sanders said in order to win we need a huge voter turnout. “With all due respect, and I do not mean to insult anyone here, that turnout – that enthusiasm –will not happen with politics as usual.”
Sanders also reminded people he voted against the Iraq War (Clinton voted for), and he opposes the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans Pacific Partnership which, Clinton has refused to take a stand on.
Jim Webb: Former senator of Virginia did not attend. Chair Wasserman-Schultz explained Webb “is taking his daughter to college.” However, she does not need to explain that Webb, like everyone else understands that the DNC has already picked their nominee, Hillary Clinton! Her nomination has “been in the works” ever since she lost the election in 2008.
Hillary Clinton: The hierarchy’s choice, tried to assure everyone that she is the strongest candidate. Hillary said “I’m building an organization in all 50 states with hundreds of thousands of volunteers who will help Democrats win races up and down the ticket, not just the presidential campaign. This is certainly a big promise! Clinton has the super PACs collecting funds for her campaign even though she is already millions of dollars ahead of the rest of the Democrat candidates.
Hillary said the obsession with her emails is a passing fad! What? Does that mean the FBI is no longer going through her e-mails to see if there were any “security breaches”? I certainly do not condone the Republicans having a “tantrum” about Hillary’s e-mails. However, I am not at the point where I would call this investigation a “fad” either. It all remains to be seen.
The DNC leadership including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz have “put all their eggs in one basket”. What will they do if the losing candidates and/or a large part of the Democrat party do not “fall in line” with their choice? What will they do if Hillary Clinton is not the candidate? Do they even have a Plan B??