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  • DNC Panel Recommends Huge Cut in Superdelegates to Avoid Nominating Another Loser Like Hillary

    12/10/2017 6:02:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 56 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    A commission has been set up to reform the DNC’s nominating process after Hillary Clinton high-jacked it and turned the institution into a Clinton-ized (criminal) organization in a desperate attempt to become President. The changes are backed by the Bernie Sanders wing of the party with the goal to empower the party’s grassroots movement to avoid nominating another loser like Hillary Clinton. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – RTS4IJU According to POLITICO: The Democratic Party’s Unity Reform Commission is recommending cutting the number...
  • Brazile: I Found 'No Evidence' That Dem Primaries Were 'Rigged'

    11/05/2017 4:11:51 PM PST · by Hadean · 74 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2017
    Donna Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Sunday said she found no evidence “whatsoever” that the 2016 primary process was “rigged.” “I found no evidence, none whatsoever,” Brazile said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Brazile claimed the only thing she found “was this memorandum that prevented the DNC from running its own operation.” In a piece in Politico on Tuesday, Brazile accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of exerting improper financial and decision-making control over the DNC before she won the party’s nomination. Asked on Sunday to comment on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) claim that the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged for Clinton,...
  • Donna Brazile: People Who Want Me to ‘Shut Up’ Can ‘Go to Hell’

    11/05/2017 11:12:27 AM PST · by Hadean · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 5, 2017 | Daniella Silva
    Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile responded to pushback against the in her forthcoming book about the Democratic Party, telling her critics to "go to hell." "For those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple of months ago, you know what I tell them, 'Go to hell.' I’m going to tell my story," she said on ABC "This Week" on Sunday. “Because this is a story of a young girl who started in American politics at the age of 9, who continues to fight each and every week of her life,” she...
  • 'I beat both of them': Hillary Clinton defiantly claims she DEFEATED Donald Trump and Bernie

    05/27/2017 9:55:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 140 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/27/16 | Liam Quinn
    Full Title...................'I beat both of them': Hillary Clinton defiantly claims she DEFEATED Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders during the election in interview at her home (not the White House).............................. The 69-year-old made the remark during a new interview about her election loss Clinton received almost 3 million more votes than Donald Trump in the election But the Democrat was defeated by Trump 304 to 227 in electoral college count Clinton also spoke about negative impact sexism had on her chances of winning
  • DNC: We rigged primaries. So what?

    05/03/2017 11:04:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 05/02/2017 | Alicia Powe
    'We could have gone into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate'! The Democratic National Committee is currently defending the tactics it used last year to rig the presidential primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders in a class-action lawsuit, brazenly telling voters in a court of law that the party is not obligated to run a fair and impartial primary election. Outraged by how the DNC unfairly boosted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and cleared the way for her primary victory, supporters of Sanders and Democratic donors sued the DNC in June 2016...
  • The New Republic: Media Matters Seeks New Identity in Post-Clinton World

    12/20/2016 5:13:23 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-2012016 | Danny Johnston
    Danny JohnstonDecember 20, 2016 Clio Chang and Alex Shephard write in The New Republic about the organizational shake-up and shift in focus at the leftwing media watchdog Media Matters for America. The brainchild of its Clinton ally founder David Brock, Media Matters now seeks to reinvent itself in a post-Clinton world. Brock has recently stated that he hopes to transform his social media platform Shareblue into a “Breitbart of the left.” But Clinton’s electoral loss offers a unique challenge for Media Matters because, as Chang and Shephard report, “[t]he organization had long ceased to be a mere watchdog, having positioned...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 9:04:44 AM PDT · by fision · 25 replies
    ABC GMA ^ | 6/10/2016 | ABC News
    ABC Breaking News Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens...
  • One in 10 DNC superdelegates were registered lobbyists

    07/31/2016 3:01:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DANIEL CHAITIN
    Nearly one in 10 superdelegates who voted in the Democratic presidential primaries were registered lobbyists, according to a new report, adding some support to Bernie Sanders's claim that "the system is rigged." At least 63 of 712 superdelegates were registered at some point as lobbyists on the state or federal level, according to an analysis conducted this year by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Sunlight Foundation.
  • How 107 Superdelegates Robbed 11 Million Democratic Voters

    07/25/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://usuncut.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Tom Cahill
    The Associated Press (AP) has prematurely called the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton, despite some 11 million Democrats still waiting to vote in six states and one territory, based off the opinion of superdelegates who have yet to vote. The dominant media narrative is that Sanders is asking superdelegates to thwart the will of the public in order to win the Democratic nomination. But the AP came to their conclusion by a phone survey of the 712 superdelegates, meaning Clinton was declared the winner due to private conversations between reporters and a relatively small handful of Democratic party bosses who...
  • Dems vote down push to abolish superdelegates

    07/23/2016 5:55:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The Democratic Rules Committee voted down an effort to abolish the role of unbound superdelegates, dealing a blow to Bernie Sanders supporters, many of whom see the superdelegate system as unfair. An amendment failed before the committee Saturday by a vote of 108-58. The amendment received vocal support during discussion from several people who characterized the superdelegate system as "undemocratic" and contrary to the principle of "one person, one vote."
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • Here we go: Tulsi Gabbard moves to make a big change to the Democrats’ primary process

    06/12/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    For all the carping about the glaring flaws in the Republican primary process, it’s still nothing compared to the circus that the Democrats have going. With Bernie Sanders all but swept off the stage at this point, resentment over their method of assigning delegates remains and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seems to have had enough of the Superdelegates who keep their thumbs on the scale throughout the process. With that in mind, she’s kicked off a petition to get rid of them. (Politico) The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters...
  • Tulsi Gabbard launches petition to end Democratic Party superdelegate process

    06/11/2016 11:45:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Kristen East
    The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters to rid the party of superdelegates and install new leadership at the Democratic National Committee is not. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard encouraged her followers on Saturday to sign a petition ending the Democratic Party’s use of superdelegates. “Whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary Clinton supporter, we should all agree that unelected party officials and lobbyists should not have a say in who the presidential nominee of our party is,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “That should be left...
  • Journalistic Malpractice – How Hillary Clinton “Clinched” the Nomination on a Day Nobody Voted

    06/08/2016 7:37:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 07 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Last night, Associated Press – on a day when nobody voted – surprised everyone by abruptly declaring the Democratic Party primary over and Hillary Clinton the victor. The decree, issued the night before the California primary in which polls show Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a very close race, was based on the media organization’s survey of “superdelegates”: the Democratic Party’s 720 insiders, corporate donors and officials whose votes for the presidential nominee count the same as the actually elected delegates. AP claims that superdelegates who had not previously announced their intentions privately told AP reporters that they intend to...
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • The Twisting Noose

    05/31/2016 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Joan Swirsky
    But in spite of the rigged super-delegate system by which Hillary would ascend to a nomination while losing the vast majority of the primary and caucus contests to Sen. Bernie Sanders, it looks like her expiration date is fast approaching When I think about the slow and inexorable—but, of course, inevitable—political demise of Hillary Clinton, I am reminded of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men,” which ends with this haunting refrain: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. Hillary’s...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Too many superdelegates in nomination process

    05/23/2016 2:25:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Democratic Party relies too heavily on superdelegates to pick its presidential nominees, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday — though she downplayed the current dispute between party leaders and Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mrs. Pelosi called the fight between Mr. Sanders and party leaders a “family disagreement” and insisted it won’t dent the eventual nominee in the general election. She also dismissed comparisons to the riot-fueled 1968 Democratic convention. “This is an incident. That was a colossal … clash of people,” she said.
  • Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly ahead of Obama visit

    05/22/2016 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2016 4:25 AM EDT | Foster Klug
    Ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year-elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party. Amid worries about soaring public debt, a serious budget deficit and China’s aggressive claims in nearby seas, there’s also high hope for Obama’s visit, both in the government, which wants him to lift an arms export embargo so it can better deal with Beijing, and among rights activists who want him to hold to account a repressive one-party state seen as treating its critics abysmally. […] Obama must balance a...
  • Top Trump Advisor: Hillary’s Platform Is to Start Wars in Middle East and Then Import the Refugees

    05/21/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Top Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin today about Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy. stephen miller hillary Stephen Miller pointed out the obvious: “Honestly, I feel bad for Bernie Sanders supporters and I’ll tell you why. Thanks to super delegates, the Democratic party is on the verge of nominating the most pro-war, pro-Wall Street lawmaker in the modern history of the Democratic Party… Hillary Clinton’s platform is, I want to start wars in the Middle East and then import all the refugees into the United States and other countries without knowing who they are. That’s a recipe...