Criminetleys. Alternet writer Roseann Demoro (read on Salon) just taught me a whole bunch of things about Hillary skullduggery and Dem Party primary vote-rigging shenanigans that I was completely ignorant of. Here are the items that surprised me most:
Press conferences. Sanders is happy to talk to the press, Hillary not so much. Ostensibly, she wants to stay in charge of her message and make sure reporters don’t get the chance to pin her down on the weird stuff she does… (like flip-flop positions, steal Sanders’ most popular position stands, get huge support from soul-sucking Wall Street firms and from the Daddy of public education destruction in the US, Eli Broad – whose lawyer HRC used to be).
Superdelegates: after Jimmy Carter won the popular Democratic Party vote and later became president, the Dems created superdelegates to make sure the Party gets to choose their candidate:
The DNC created the undemocratic superdelegate system to confer the power on the Democratic Party hierarchy to handpick their preference and blunt the ability of insurgents to win the nomination after outsiders George McGovern and Jimmy Carter shocked the party establishment by winning nominations in the 1970s.
Hillary and the DNC have been rigging votes. OK, I knew that. But I had been thinking all along that the attacks on the Voting Rights Amendment was a Republican move to disenfranchise Democrats and now I know that it is really an establishment strategy to separate poor and middle class people from their voting rights. It’s not a party thing after all … it’s a have v. have-nots thing.
Thanks Jeff Buffington for a super good find.