Thursday, June 01, 2017

Even Hillary Agrees-- Bad Democrats Like Wasserman Schultz Are A Disaster For The Democratic Party


A friend of mine who worked at the DNC while Wasserman Schultz was chair and he had always told me that every single thing she did was about advancing her career. "She did nothing for the Democratic Party or for anyone but herself," he reminded me today. "She's all about herself; that's why almost everyone hated her... She's the definition of a careerist hack." The only thing she ever seemed to care about was growing her own personal fundraising list. Washerman Schultz is a dirtbag and there are no Republicans, no matter how bad, who have done as much harm to the Democratic Party. And she's still plotting to take over leadership of the House Democrats!

Yesterday Sydney Robinson from Ring of Fire reported how Hillary didn't seem to have any trouble throwing Wasserman Schultz under the bus in her latest interview out here in L.A.
As it turns out, even when you rig a primary for a candidate and give her nothing but positive support, she may still turn on you.

In a tell-all interview conducted on Wednesday, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton blamed the DNC structure, in part, for her presidential loss.

Clinton contended that when she joined the 2016 race as the Democratic nominee, she felt the DNC was sorely unprepared to run a competitive election. In the face of their apparent incompetence, Clinton said she and her team had to build their campaign from the ground up.
“So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.”
Wow. I know of a certain Senator who would have been happy to have nothing as long as he had, I dunno, the nomination?

Moving on.

The blame may come as a surprise to those in the DNC whose dogged determination to support Clinton was the focus of criticism from the Progressive left. Many of us who supported Sanders and saw him mistreated by the DNC machine are left wondering, what more did she want?

As Clinton continued to explain, she felt that the organization of the DNC itself was pitiful compared to the “tried and true, effective foundation” given to Trump. Could Clinton have forgotten the DNC’s tried and true foundation used by Obama in 2008 and 2012?

Clinton’s blame about a lack of data is telling, especially because in some election postmortems, the Clinton campaign was accused of relying too much on data and not paying enough attention to reports from the field. As a result, Clinton lost some rural states that she could have possibly won had she made a stronger showing. Instead, Clinton trusted the data while the very states that Sanders won in the primary often went to Trump in November.

Truly, Clinton’s harsh words about the DNC should elicit conflicted feelings from any progressive. On one hand, criticism of the DNC and its former leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz are both warranted and necessary. On the other hand, Clinton’s failure to recognize how good she had it from the DNC is another sign of her continued blindness when it comes to 2016.

When you are given an all-but-rigged primary and are clearly the party favorite from the start, it’s never in good taste to later whine about how their devotion wasn’t really good enough. As they say, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, even if the horse doesn’t help you win the presidency.
Goal Thermometer Tim Canova will be running against Wasserman Schultz again in 2018. And Blue America has endorsed him again. There are a number of dreadful Democrats who, like Wasserman Schultz, have earned primary challengers. Challenging an incumbent of your own party is considered a cardinal sin among those in the Democratic Party establishment. Doing it is a thankless task. Wasserman Scultz may be the worst of the worst but the only candidates who wind up on the page you'll find by tapping on the ActBlue thermometer on the right, are especially terrible. Take a look and see if you want to help any of them out. Talia Fuentes is challenging Arizona Blue Dog Kyrsten Sinema. Marie Newwman is challenging Chicago/Tennessee Blue Dog Dan Lipinksi and Alexandria Ocasio is challenging Queens Co. party boss Joe Crowley.

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At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sociopath who feels unfairly denied her birthright will lay blame anywhere and everywhere except on her own lap. This includes her enemies and BFFs.

We're just seeing a sociopath predictably whining about how she was denied her destiny not by her own failings (of which there are many) but by the failings and betrayals of everyone else.

I find it ironic that a sociopath was denied and a sociopath was enabled by an electorate of really stupid sociopaths. IMO, in order to vote for either sociopath running, one needed to BE a sociopath. Otherwise how could one affirm all the evil and misery that both would have created.

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Hillary is clearly going to run again in 2020, I trust nothing she says.


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