What a difference a week makes. On July 18, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz taunted Reince Priebus about keeping the RNC calm, tweeting, “Hey @Reince — I’m in Cleveland if you need another chair to help keep your convention in order. The next day, she continued the taunt by tweeting “Offer still stands”.
Days later, Wasserman Schultz was kicked out of her own convention, after Democrats forced her to resign on Sunday, the eve of the convention. The reason? Approximately 20,000 emails released by Wikileaks show that the DNC was pushing a Clinton nomination when they were supposed to remain neutral in the tight race between Clinton and Sanders. The emails overwhelmingly display the DNC’s utter hatred for Bernie Sanders and his supporters.
Search the emails for yourself at https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/, but here are some that we found to be the most shameful:
- DNC making fun of a black woman’s name
- SuperPAC paying young voters to push back on online Sanders supporters
- DNC offer to send their own interns out to a fake protest against the RNC
- DNC offering $200,000 to donors for a private dinner with Hillary
- Discussions of a DNC mole working inside the Sanders campaign
- DNC using Sanders’ religion (Judaism and atheism are both mentioned) to scare Southern voters
- Possible money laundering created by movement of money to bypass legal limits
Many of them had to do with the mainstream media:
- DNC requesting MSNBC pull certain commentary segments that didn’t show them in a favorable light
- DNC discussing their close relationship and preferential treatment from NBC, MSNBC and CNN
- DNC members conspiring to create false Trump information and release it to Reuters
- DNC members complaining to Morning Joe producers about his mention of a “rigged system.”
- Politico writer sending stories to the DNC before he sends them to his own editor
- DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz having an off-the-record meeting with MSNBC President Phil Griffin
- DNC feeding CNN questions they preferred to be asked in interviews (really?)
- BuzzFeed and DNC connection
- DNC trying to get away with violating the Hatch Act. (Note: The Hatch Act has been in place since 1939 and prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.)
Wasserman Schultz was not allowed to “gavel in” the DNC, but she did meet with her Florida delegation on Monday, and was heavily booed by the crowd.
Priebus commented to Politico on Wasserman Schultz’s drama, acknowledging that while the RNC certainly had its own drama, they “ultimately chose the candidate that had that sort of grassroots momentum of change that really changed a lot of the entire primary season for the Republican Party”. The Democrats did not. Priebus went on to say, “And they [the DNC] suppressed those people on the other side [Sanders]. And they’re going to try to force-feed these folks in Philadelphia, this soup they don’t want to eat. That’s the whole thing with the Republican Party. I think one thing that people concluded about me and the RNC is that ultimately we played it down the middle,” he said. “I think you saw that with the convention last week. It was well run. When it was time to call Donald Trump the presumptive nominee, we did. I fought Donald Trump on some things along the way in regard to this accusation of delegate allocation and rigged system. And I did that very publicly. We have a lot of respect for each other. But ultimately I, we ran our operation by the rules.”
Bernie supporters as well as Donald Trump have long suspected a rigged system, and have commented on it and been criticized for those comments. Turns out, it’s real. Hey Debbie, karma’s a b…., well you know.