Friday, December 18, 2015

Feel The Deb

It's official:  Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in an excellent position to destroy the Democratic Party.
On Thursday night, the story broke that Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign had accessed confidential voter information belonging to Hillary Clinton's campaign.  The firewall, which had left both campaigns and Martin O'Malley's as well vulnerable to such disallowed snooping, was weak and was thus easily exploited by Sanders staffers. Sanders acted immediately by firing the staff members.
This is where Wasserman Schultz comes in.  Now, friends, there were, as Arlo Guthrie might say, one of two things she could have done to Sanders.  One was that she could have given him an award for being so honest and forthcoming about the incident, which wasn't likely and he probably didn't expect it, and the other possible thing was that she could have bawled him out and told him never to have someone in his campaign snooping in someone's private database again, which is what I'm sure he expected, but it turned out that there was a third possible course of action for Debbie to take that Sanders likely hadn't encountered.
She barred the Sanders campaign from accessing the party's 50-state voter file.
She said that Sanders would not get access to the database, effectively making it difficult for him to reach voters in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, until his campaign provides "a full accounting of whether or not this information was used and the way in which it was disposed."
She's going after a gnat with a thermonuclear device.  The Sanders campaign is suing.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has revealed herself to be a power-hungry manipulator who is ready to punish and reprimand Hillary Clinton's opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination by any means necessary.  She hasn't tried to punish the O'Malley campaign yet, but she evidently despises O'Malley - so much, that I'm sure she'll find something to tag on him if and when his standing in the polls reaches double digits.  The scheduling of tomorrow's presidential debate on ABC, in fact,  should have made that clear.  Who's going to watch it?  It's opposite a Jets-Cowboys football game on the NFLN channel, it's on the same weekend that the new Star Wars movie opens, it takes place just before Christmas, at the height of the holiday party season, and it's on a Saturday!  No one has watched ABC on Saturday nights since "The Love Boat" went off the air.  Not too many people watch the other networks, either.     
It's time for Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign her post as chair of the Democratic National Committee.  She is manipulating and rigging the primary and caucus process to ensure Hillary Clinton's nomination for President and she is using the smallest excuse to stop anyone who threatens Hillary.  She's also forcing a candidate on a large part of the Democratic electorate who wants someone else, and for good reason, given Hillary's corporate connections.  A Hillary Clinton nomination would split the party between corporate centrists and populist progressives and doom it to Whig-like extinction at a time when its electoral fortunes are at its lowest ebb.
Say good night, Debbie.  If you stick around and get Hillary nominated, just remember, what happens next will be all your fault. 
Contact the DNC at 202-863-8000 and tell them you're disgusted by this action.

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