By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
As many of us expected, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz fell on the sword after leaked e-mail revealed she and other DNC officials rigged the system to hurt Candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign as a competitor to Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz’ self “sacrifice”, if you can call it that, along with unwavering loyalty was quickly rewarded by Clinton appointing Wasserman Schultz to serve as her “Honorary” Chair of Clinton’s 50 State Program to help elect Democrats throughout the United States.
Really? The very person who was implicated in a plan to rig a primary election to favor a particular candidate is now placed in a leadership role to help elect other politicians. And, adding to this, the appointment came as a personal reward for deflecting the blame away from the presidential Candidate that received the benefit of such rigging.
It is just another example of the cronyism and corruption that is becoming increasingly self-evident with the practices of Hillary Clinton.
The following is a statement from Hillary Clinton:
Hillary Clinton Statement on the Resignation of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Following today’s resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:
“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as an honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida and other key states. I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid–because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”
I might disagree that we need more politicians in Congress who are willing to harm the democratic election process in order to favor particular candidates approving to Hillary Clinton.
Looking at the larger picture, are we as citizens truly wanting to elect a president who has shown the complicity and willingness to disenfranchise others who might choose to run for office? Or worse, a president who will reward those showing such blind loyalty, that they are willing to break laws and rules to serve whatever ends might benefit the president personally.
Hillary Clinton’s appointment of Wasserman Schultz after all that has been revealed so far shows that persons having no integrity to support a fair election process serves as a good predictor as to what we can expect in her upcoming appointments to both cabinet positions or others under the purview of a president.
As an aside to the email leak scandal, The Clinton campaign is now accusing the Russian Government of meddling in the election process of the United States by being the ones responsible for obtaining the DNC email. Well, I can say that the emails so far released have been truthful, regardless of the source. Meddling in the truth, how unsporting in today’s politics. Yet it seems rather hypocritical to accuse the Russians trying to influence an American election as spoken from the same political party leadership that sought to influence an election to kick Bernie Sanders to the curb and anoint Hillary Clinton as the party favorite.
Voters? It does not seem to matter what they want.
But we cannot forget the home-brew secret email server Hillary Clinton hosted in her home under the watchful eye of some mom-and-pop computer store caliber security expert. She insists that there was no evidence that a foreign state hacked into her secretive clintonemail.com domain but the DNC servers were certainly hacked by the Russian Government.
Apparently, more leaked DNC email is forthcoming.
By Darren Smith
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71 thoughts on “Debbie Wasserman Schultz Takes The Fall. Clinton Rewards Her Loyalty With A New Position”
For you info, there is a book coming out about things the WWII veterans said. Brokaw’s “The Greatest Generation” told us they came back, went to work, and didn’t discuss it with their families. Well, I see history being revised by this book. At least Brokaw is still around to give the author a good tongue lashing.
thanks for the kind words. I am on the same page as far “It’s really difficult for me to even talk to a Democrat any longer. They saddled that horse. They can ride it” I will go further and say I look forward to the demise of that party.
Autumn, I’ll go one further, too.
I see this presidential election as being offered fine dining at either of two five-star hotels.
Both hotels are located in Manhattan. The first hotel looks like the 44-story Goldman Sachs Tower at 200 West Street, NY, NY 10282. The second hotel looks the 68-story Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10022.
The brochure arrives in the mail to show the two hotels and the ornate dining room with its fine china, crystal, and silver place settings on white linen cloth, a smiling, dapper waiter preparing a dessert over flame, table-side. All the accoutrements have been provided, and to encourage acceptance of the offer, air travel is to be provided at no cost.
The brochure goes on to show the single entrée at both hotels: human feces, the only difference between the two hotels’ preparation being that one is topped with maggots for color.
In my lifetime, I’ve eaten enough feces others were offering and the reasons they were offering it. I don’t eat others’ feces any more. Package it any way they like, have the stable of pundits rationalize it, but it’s still feces. And, only slaves will eat it.
I am not blindly supporting Hillary Clinton. I am aware of the fact that she is not the best Democrat or liberal progressive whom we liberal progressives could put in the White House. But she is the best choice from the field available to me. But her views on many issues are certainly closer to mine than any of the other choices, with the exception of Jill Stein. Donald Trump is a nightmare. Gary Johnson does not represent me on most issues. I have much in common with Jill Stein of the Green Party, but I am troubled by some of the Green Party’s positions on issues where scientific facts seem to be dismissed by them, such as GMOs. Also Jill Stein hasn’t a chance of being elected. A vote for her increases the chance of ending up with Trump as President. This is a chance I will not take.
The Peter Principle. You get promoted to your level of incompetence.
I found a more relaxing way to spend the evening other what watching political TV: admiring the work of an artist blessed with Tetrachromacy.
will and mike in philly
I am not embarressed to admit that I watched Bernie tonite with tears in my eyes as he debased himself publically. And I noticed in the audience many others were crying as well. Because we honestly love the man and the message he brought out during his primary campaign. thanks to Bernie I am now connected with others across the nation who share the same visions of how we can, bit by bit, exact change.
So Bernie has left us but we hold him and his ideals in our hearts and will continue on. Jill is getting more donations than ever and I am urging people who live in states where she is not on the ballot to become involved to ensure she is on their ballots.
No way she can win of course, but it is a way to pull votes off HRC and to make a statement to the DNC and hopefully garner more support for the Green Party.
Bernie could have no finer tribute than what you’ve written, Autumn. He certainly stirred it up, and as we all saw you weren’t the only one with tears, and it’s easy to distinguish compassion from contrivance, isn’t it?
I wasn’t as emotional because I was with Jill all the way. My thinking from the start was that Bernie was smearing his own good character by sending his message through a tainted Establishment party. Further, he didn’t show much remorse from mowing the lawn in Gaza or voting for the omnibus bill that created credit default swaps. So, I was never really on board after learning more. I had envisioned a year ago seeing him and Zephyr Teachout in a Green Mountain Party. I have to say, in hindsight, he’s been a class act throughout the last year of being kicked around and beaten by the main stream. I’m sure he wanted to lash out, but he took the high road all the way, despite what Clinton and her DNC allies were doing.
I got a kick out of one blogger who wrote yesterday that he dreamed Bernie would wake up this morning after demanding a testosterone booster the day before, and the first words out of his mouth were f__k y_u!
It’s really difficult for me to even talk to a Democrat any longer. They saddled that horse. They can ride it.
Were much more informed now. We just need more smart people to dissent, peacefully. Now I see what Spain in the late ’30s was all about.
BFM, Great comment. MSNBC is desperately interested in Putin allegedly hacking DNC emails but didn’t give a rat’s ass about him hacking our top secret emails on Hillary’s server. People see this partisan journalism and they will vote accordingly.
Autumn: Maybe another wave of donations will now shift to Jill after Bernie (not his message) flames out.
BFM and Nick. Agreed.!
absolutely the Donald is less dangerous than HRC IMO. So, we need to help Canova win in FL in the meantime to make our collective statement against DWS and the DNC. And also get Jill on the ballot.
Can you say Teflon?
One might have thought the news would be filled with stories about the bad acts of the DNC and how it relates to Clinton. Really? Wanna bet?
The news is filled with stories of the darned Russians that hacked all those emails that reveal the bad acts of the DNC, and created all those problems for the DNC.
Why that poor, poor Debbie Schulz lost her job and all those billionaires are pissed off.
And all because those but-insky Russians can’t mind their own business.
You’d think a national leader and his nation state would leave you alone and give you some peace and quiet if all you were doing is trying to steal a national election! Like he’s never done anything like that before.
But, nooooo! He has to go and spread it all around and try to make something out of it.
There’s a good reason we don’t like foreigners meddling in our elections. They make problems for the people who run things in this country.
Darren: Here is a comment from Red State Report that seems to be more balanced than your comment is.
Berners marching in Philly
A great site to keep up on what’s going on with Progressives in Philly:
Tim Black and Jill Stein interviewed by Jimmy Dore.
Tim Canova will hopefully defeat DWS. Those damn closed primaries!
meant to mention that I believe the TPP is a major factor. Despite the best efforts of the MSM to either hide it or promote it (remember Obama slow jammin’ the news on Jimmy Fallon?) the word is out. The TPP unites both Progressives and Republicans.
Four years of Trump is less dangerous than eight with Clinton. Makes sense to me. Come on, Assange. We need another dump.
I think Trump will cream her. This country is tired of Hillary. The First Lady. Then Senator. Then Secretary of State.
Steve, do you believe Hillary didn’t know what Debbie was doing? I don’t. Which Clinton was approving this attack on Bernie. I understand Bernie is not changing his speech. He can’t be so dumb to think it wasn’t a coordinated effort, not reviewed by Hillary. How many times has Hillary said “I knew nothing about this?” Didn’t Obama say that a lot, IRS, for example?
You don’t think Clinton knew? Why?
I think the Clintons are well-informed, but narrowly get away too much by asserting plausible deniability. Cronyism pays in their world. They’re the neo-mob.
It’s a bit like her alleging running from a plane in a hailstorm of gunfire, ducking and scurrying into the building as Barbara Boxer would put it, “in fear of my life,” only to be videoed doing the opposite: shaking hands and greeting children when she exits the plane.
Like many, I’d like nothing better than to see her run out of Washington, D.C.
I think HRC is so despised that Trump has a good chance. Remember, he’s turned out more voters than Reagan and more Republicans voted in the primaries than Dems. Also enthusiasm for Jill is increasing — if she can pull enough votes off HRC she’s toast.
Who in their right mind thinks that Crooked Hillary can beat the Donald? Please bring back Bernie!
Autumn, I think Clinton is going to win in a landslide. Johnson will grab more from Trump than Hillary, and our Greens will not make a dent against either. The media’s been too kind to Crooked Hillary, because they’ve got salaries to pay and shareholders to quell. I thought this only went on in the third world.
That sounds reasonable to me bettykath, but can you convince others? None of this seemed to click with SWM.
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