November 3rd, 2017

The Brazile revelations

Hillary and Bernie and the DNC in 2015-2016:

Consider, then, that a formal agreement signed by the DNC and the Clinton campaign was executed in August 2015…

The agreement, according to Brazile, “specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics and mailings.”…

Democrats need to understand their own role in their own rotting position — including how they sold themselves to the Clintons for a mess of pottage they never even got to eat — if they are to have any hope of reversing the Republican tide.

Even if their fantasies were made flesh today and Donald Trump were somehow banished from Washington, the Democratic Party would be in no stronger institutional shape than it was yesterday.

Donna Brazile has given her unwilling fellow party members a good, long, unwelcome look in the mirror.

One question I have is why? Why did Brazile reveal this, and why now?

Here’s a theory that doesn’t make much sense to me:

But though the revelations dredge up old tensions from the Democratic primary, they may also counterintuitively show that the party is trying to heal old wounds — and bring Sanders supporters into the fold…

…overall, since the 2016 election, mainstream Democrats and Sanders have taken several key steps to ease tensions in the party. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer elevated Sanders to a leadership position within the caucus. Sanders campaigned across the country to save Obamacare, winning plaudits from national Democrats. Seventeen Senate Democrats signed on to Sanders’s Medicare-for-all health care bill.

This is one way to read Brazile’s revelation: as yet another sign that the Democratic establishment is trying to incorporate Sanders and his movement, by publicly distancing itself from those who allegedly tipped the scales of the primary away from him.

If I were a Sanders supporter, it certainly wouldn’t make me want to embrace the Clinton forces.

26 Responses to “The Brazile revelations”

  1. Yancey Ward Says:

    I also think that explanation is BS. It is more likely that Democrats are realizing that Clinton is planning to run again in 2020, and those who would like to be the nominee are jockeying for position by trying to put a stake through her heart. The problem, however, is this- it will take a literal stake through the heart to stop her. My theory since last November 9th is that Clinton will run again, and the Democrats, to stop her, will have to get Michelle Obama to run against her.

  2. Yancey Ward Says:

    In my opinion, Brazile has opened the DNC to a criminal investigation. If it is true that Clinton had control of the DNC’s hirings and publications, then the DNC was a de facto arm of her campaign, and fund raising done using the DNC was, by extension, fund raising done by Clinton’s campaign, and violated the contribution limits…bigly.

  3. John Guilfoyle Says:

    “Why did Brazile reveal this, and why now?”

    If I took to conspiracies, I’d say something bigger is coming & this is the signal to all the rats to jump off the Clinton ship & surround the Obama lifeboat so it stays afloat. He is the “light bringer” and must be protected at all costs. (ignore the $24 million debt he racked up…nothing to see here) Fauxcohontas has already seconded the motion about a rigged primary…so HRC is just about under the bus…Who’s next?

    I’m with you boss…this won’t win back the Sanders Communist Wing of the D party. And if Sanders doesn’t say/do something his millenial voter contingent might move further away from the Ds.

    How much air is the mainstream press giving this? That’s the next “tell.”

  4. Dave Says:

    Obama is just as guilty as Hillary because he supported Hillary because she was willing to pay off his debt to the DNC. Obama is such a loser he left the country and his own party bankrupt

  5. Bumsrush Says:

    She might think of it as a kind of restitution for passing on debate questions to Hillary.

  6. expat Says:

    How much will she make from the sale of her book?

  7. Daniel in Brookline Says:

    I suspect Donna Brazile sees the ship going down, and is disassociating herself from it as much as she can.

    At the risk of belaboring the obvious — none of what she’s saying is surprising, not to people who were paying attention. We didn’t know all the details, but the thought that Hillary got the nomination honestly could not pass a giggle test. (Remember when ties were broken with a coin flip, and Hillary won five times out of six?)

    What’s notable here is that we are hearing details… and from a prominent Democrat.

    And yes, this shows us, again, that we dodged a bullet. Can you imagine what Ruthless Hillary would have done with the power of the Presidency?

  8. Dave Says:

    Hopefully the young people can learn something from this and acquire the ability to recognize bad people and choose better politicians to support in the future, am i being too optimistic?

  9. Ann Says:

    My theory since last November 9th is that Clinton will run again, and the Democrats, to stop her, will have to get Michelle Obama to run against her.

    Nah, it’ll be Oprah, not Michelle — “Oprah just teased a run for president in 2020 — again”

  10. vanderleun Says:

    Oprah, Michelle, Fauxcahontas, Bernie after his sex change into Bernadine…. who cares. Dear God, Make it so.

  11. Ymar Sakar Says:

    So USA people are surprised that Demoncrats are rule by demons for demons?

    Wait until you get hit by the next one.

  12. Ymar Sakar Says:

    vanderleun Says:
    November 3rd, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    If they get a sex change and change their name legally, they might technically be able to run for a 3rd and 4th time and be like their hero FDR.

    The Divine Counsel provides humans and angels free will. Why would they forbid this? This would merely mean humans had been promised the freedom but had it taken away.

    It’s easier to let people make their choices, hit the Reset button, and the Divine Flood kills them. Then reset with Zion or some lineage that is a Remnant.

  13. Brian Swisher Says:

    What’s curious is that Brazile has been a Clinton operative for decades. The sudden turn-about puzzles me a bit. Though if anyone has the proverbial “safety deposit box to be opened in the event of my death,” it would be she.

  14. n.n Says:

    We have to do better than Obamacare: born-alive penalty act.

    We can do better than single-payer (i.e. monopoly) to address progressive medical costs.

  15. Kae Arby Says:

    Donna Brazile, like Debbie Wasserman Shultz, is damaged goods in Democrat circles. Sanders’ supporters, and others, blame her for the 2016 losses because she so strongly backed Clinton. After the election, there were calls for her removal from the DNC chair.

    Braziel is, I suspect, desperately trying to get out from underneath the bus and re-aquire some of her damaged reputation.

    KRB

  16. Matt_SE Says:

    It’s a move by the hard left to clear the field of Dem establishment personnel so they can run a socialist.

  17. parker Says:

    Ship on fire, sinking miles from shore, rats decide to swim. That is the story of Brazile. Smart lady, get out while you can.

  18. John Guilfoyle Says:

    Now Tulsi Gabbard’s out saying that Brazile is right & that’s why she quit the DNC post she held.

    https://www.votetulsi.com/node/33057

    There’s something in the wind…and it ain’t just the next election cycle. Somebody knows something.

    All this stuff…from the sex assaults to the DNC…it has moved beyond ‘drip drip drip’…something’s coming.

  19. ed in texas Says:

    The public shaming of Weinstein (a big Hill supporter) was a shot across Hillary’s bow.
    The Brazile book is a torpedo visibly aimed at Hillary.
    The message: “Hillary, go home while you can. We never liked you, no one did, it’s why you lost .”
    Will she? I think Hillary believes she can make anyone do anything she wants.
    I expect the air attack to begin shortly.

  20. Stubbs Says:

    I’m with expat. She is selling her book quite effectively. That represents money straight into Brazile’s purse. It’s also possible that she is at the same time settling a score with Hilary for some unknown slight. But think of it, what would a book by Brazile be worth now if there were no big story told in it?

    I do think Hillary fatigue is very strong, and close to nobody wants her to persist in running again. She’d better find herself a new Sanders–someone so awful in his leftism that she looks like a much better choice.

  21. Ymar Sakar Says:

    She can use the money, since she’ll need bodyguards or out of country safe houses, if HRC decides to retaliate.

    So a good bet anyway.

  22. MollyNH Says:

    Stubbs, charming Hillary referred to Donna as a “water buffalo” & did so right in her presence with others around, deplorable Hillary lashing out.

  23. Molly NH Says:

    opps, researched my own comment and it needs adjusting, Hillary called her just a plain buffalo, preceded the dig with “I am so sick of your face you stare at the wall like a brain dead buffalo,” this was after Lauer asked HRC unapproved questions.

  24. neo-neocon Says:

    Molly NH:

    You may be thinking of this.

    Will Hillary be charged with racist hate speech?

  25. ErisGuy Says:

    and bring Sanders supporters into the fold…

    So the Democrat Party wants to bring into the fold open supporters of Communism. I see a rosy future ahead for America.

    Hard to believe Hillary has a higher opinion of Brazile than I do.

  26. AesopFan Says:

    ErisGuy Says:
    November 6th, 2017 at 4:52 am
    and bring Sanders supporters into the fold…

    So the Democrat Party wants to bring into the fold open supporters of Communism. I see a rosy future ahead for America.

    Hard to believe Hillary has a higher opinion of Brazile than I do.
    * * *
    West Point beat them to it.

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