How many times have you heard GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump say the system is “rigged”?
That may well be the case for the Democrats’ primary process. WikiLeaks has published emails hacked from the Democrat National Committee, and media are digesting those emails with far more sympathy for the DNC than they would ever display towards the GOP.
I have a loved one who must be hearing me say “I told you so” right now.
I remember having a conversation about the primaries with a dear one who is a dedicated Democrat. When the election season started up, he told me he was for Bernie Sanders. He actually believed Sanders might win.
I told my relative I hated to burst his bubble, but no way would Sanders knock Mrs. Hillary Clinton off the throne. I told him she had been anointed, and nothing would pry that nomination from her cold fingers.
My relative didn’t believe me. Now that Mrs. Clinton is poised to accept the nomination she knew she’d get from Day One, my relative says he won’t vote at all.
A roundup of info from the hacked emails posted at wikileaks.org:
“The release provides further evidence the DNC broke its own charter violations by favoring Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee, long before any votes were cast.”
“The emails come from the accounts of seven DNC officials…”
“Many of the emails regard Bernie Sanders and dealing with the fallout of many Democrats opposing Hillary Clinton and calling the system “rigged.” Many of the emails exchanged between top DNC officials are simply the text of news articles concerning how establishment democrats can “deal” with the insurgent left-winger.”
“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” the email says.
In closing, I have to say I found it hilarious that a DNC official was concerned about someone’s belief in God. Seems to me the “atheist” would have been right at home in this party.
It also seems to me while Republicans held a legitimate primary/caucus system enabling voters to decide on a nominee, Dems did the opposite.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 22, 2016)