Some would have you believe the reason we, along with the rest of the world, are today mourning our nation’s demise is because of FBI Director James Comey’s illegal actions just days before the presidential election. While that certainly may be plausible, the real reason we have a President Trump may be traced more directly to the actions of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
As chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Wasserman Schultz paved the way for Hillary Clinton to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. How do we know this? Simple. We learned she and the DNC had their thumbs on the scales for Hillary through hacked emails released by WikiLeaks. Far from being the impartial body it was supposed to be, the DNC took actions that favored their desired candidate, Clinton, from the get go.
It didn’t matter that polls showed Bernie Sanders beating Donald Trump in head to head match ups more consistently than Hillary Clinton. It didn’t matter that Bernie had more of what makes campaigns successful … voter enthusiasm. It didn’t matter that Bernie’s approval ratings were miles ahead of Clinton’s.
Not surprisingly, in a private pre-election poll, as reported by the Huffington Post, Sanders would have beaten Donald Trump by a historic margin if he had been the Democratic nominee.
As it turned out, many loyal Sanders supporters became so outraged over the news that Wasserman Schultz and her cronies were trying to sabotage Bernie’s chances at the nomination they swore never to vote for Hillary. The actions of the DNC just reinforced the belief that the Democratic primary was being rigged. It played right into the hands of Trump who portrayed his opponent as “Crooked Hillary.”
If the Democratic primary contest had been allowed to take place on a level playing field, and Hillary had still came out on top, it is likely many Sanders supporters would have gotten behind their party’s nominee.
In a move that showed the shear tone-deafness of the Hillary camp, once Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign as Democratic National Committee chairwoman, she was immediately hired by the Clinton campaign!
In hindsight, it seems fairly clear that but for Wasserman Schultz’s meddling in the Democratic primary, we would be celebrating a Sanders victory today and not trying to wrap our heads around the thought of a President Trump.
This election was supposed to signal the fall of the GOP. Instead we may be witnessing the death of the Democratic Party.
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