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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