The odious Debbie Wassermann Schultz is quitting as DNC chair, forced out by the email hack confirming what Sanders and his supporters have claimed since day one, which is that DWS and the DNC have had a finger on the primary process scale all along. Well OK, good riddance, she should have been fired long ago, but now we are where we are.
Which is here, with Hillary Clinton wasting not a moment to give DWS a lavish tongue bath;
“There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie,” she said, “which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.
“I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid – because as president, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”
Right. Debbie “The Shark” Schultz can always be relied upon to work for the American people, though I suppose it’s a safe enough, albeit cynical, bet that not enough people know about Schultz’s history of cossetting the predatory payday loanshark biz for a statement like that to be problematic.
On top of all that, the Clinton campaign is blaming Russia for the email leak shitstorm, seemingly arguing that if a burglar finds a body in the library somehow that exonerates the murderer.
- Really is this spectacularly tone deaf, or
- Has concluded that she can win the election without even trying to energize the progressive wing of her own party to get out and vote for her, so hey, you know, fuck ’em. Or
- Is for some weird reason genuinely trying to blow this election and have us all wake up sometime in January in a country we’ll barely recognize.
I’m gonna go with “B”. I’m thinking the arrogance of the Dem establishment is such that they cannot possibly imagine themselves losing this one no matter what.
I don’t think that we’re close to that happening, not right now, but these fuckwits are sure working on it.