Over the summer, WikiLeaks released emails from the Democrat National Committee proving that the Democrats rigged the election in Hillary Clinton’s favor against Sen. Bernie Sanders. We now have proof that the rigged primary went back at least as far as 2014.
On Thursday, WikiLeaks released the 27th set of emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which included an April, 2014 email that evidenced how the Democrat primary was rigged long before Sanders became a serious threat to the Clinton campaign. In fact, the campaign discussed a contingency plan of sorts for just such a scenario.
In the email, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook discussed the collusion between the DNC and the Clinton campaign that would need to take place, especially in the event of a formidable challenger:
“We agreed that if she gets a significant primary challenger, we need to consider changing course and getting N.Y., N.J. and maybe others to move their dates earlier to give her hefty early wins,” Mook wrote. “We may need allies to help in this process but we’re going to look at each state one step at a time, limiting as much as possible the perception of direct intervention by the principals.
The Observer reported more evidence of collusion:
Other emails released by WikiLeaks confirmed the debate schedule was coordinated to the Clinton campaign’s preference. A recent thread revealed then-DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was directed to hold phony meetings with other Democratic candidates to provide the Clinton campaign and DNC with plausible deniability that they were coordinating with one another.
We already had enough information to know that it was pathetic for Sanders to support Clinton, even if he got something in return (and he likely did) but these new revelations make it even worse.
It’s not as if he and Clinton just have disagreements over policy. The primary wasn’t just heated, it wasn’t even simply acrimonious, it was outright rigged.
There’s “taking one for the team” even if you don’t like the other candidate, and then there’s supporting a system that invalidated the voices of their supporters.
Every Democrat that voted in the primary didn’t get to do so on a level playing field. Sanders may be alright with that, but are his supporters? If they aren’t, they’ve got a choice to make.
As MSNBC’s Chris Matthews recently noted, there’s a real chance here to shake up the system, while a vote for Clinton is simply is a vote for the status quo that will take this country down with it.
You know things are bad when even Chris Matthews has jumped off of the Democrats’ sinking ship and is starting to make sense.