Monday, July 25, 2016
DNC E-Mails Do NOT Prove The Election Was "Rigged"
The worst of the e-mails they could find was one from Brad Marshall, the chief financial officer of the DNC. That e-mail said:
"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 e-mail was undoubtably improper, and personally I think Marshall should probably be fired if he does not resign -- even though he has apologized for his stupidity. But the real question is -- did anyone from the DNC act on his ridiculous suggestion? And there is no evidence that anyone did.
The DNC members (and leaders) are good Democrats (which is why they hold the positions that they have, and they have as much right to hold a presidential preference as any other Democrat. What they do not have the right to do is use their position to help one candidate over another, or hurt any candidate. And there is absolutely no evidence that any DNC member, or the DNC as a whole, took any action to help or hurt any candidate.
The truth, whether the "Bernie Bros" will admit it or not, is that the DNC was fair to all candidates in the primaries/caucuses. They remained neutral, and took no action. Hillary Clinton won the nomination, not because the process was "rigged, but because millions more Democrats voted for her -- giving her many more delegates, and the nomination. She won fair and square.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (pictured), the head of the DNC, seems to be taking the brunt of the criticism -- even though she did not write the e-mail, it was not sent to her, and she took no action to favor or hurt either candidate. The "Bernie or Bust" crowd just demand a sacrificial lamb, and they have decided she should be it.
Fortunately, I think these whiners and sore losers are not indicative of most of Bernie Sanders' supporters. Most will support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump -- as Bernie Sanders has made very clear that he does. Bernie Sanders, and most of his supporters, know that a Trump presidency would be a disaster for this country.
But that tiny minority seems to relish trying to tear down the Democratic Party and its candidate -- and that's sad. I challenge them to show one example of the DNC taking any action to hurt Bernie Sanders or help Hillary Clinton. It just didn't happen.