Hillary’s campaign just bought the DNC. Let’s say for the sake of argument, that Bernie is an Independent–so rigging the primary against him is therefore somehow acceptable. You’ll hear this rationale from many Clinton loyalists. But was purchasing and controlling the DNC fair to Hillary’s democratic primary challengers Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee? They’re both Democrats, unlike Sanders. I know, neither of them had a chance so they withered out of the race quickly. But Hillary and the corrupt DNC weren’t only rigging the primary against an Independent like Sanders who some feel had no right to run on the blue ticket. They rigged it against all opponents, even those in their own party.
PS: If you’re going to tilt the election, wouldn’t it be wise to tilt it in the direction of someone who could actually win?
INTERCEPT: “And so the DNC, to save itself, sold everything to the only bidder. The Clinton campaign bailed out the DNC and, in exchange, effectively took it over, according to Donna Brazile, who served as the organization’s acting chairperson from July 2016 to February 2017.
The agreement — signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias — specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff,” Brazile wrote in an explosive excerpt of her book published Thursday in Politico. “The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
Brazile’s belated acknowledgement that the DNC was, in fact, under the direct control of the Clinton campaign, rather than a neutral arbiter of the race, has enflamed a long-burning fight between Clinton’s backers and those of 2016 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, lending official credence to the argument that the DNC was tilted in Clinton’s favor.”