What Sanders people have always suspected has been confirmed. The lastest batch of e-mails released by Wikileaks (20,000 of the suckers) clearly shows that the DNC rigged the election for the Democratic nomination from the beginning. They coerced superdelegates, they used DNC funds for Hillary’s campaign, they plotted to keep negative stories about Hillary out of the media, and plotted how to make Sanders look bad in the media.
This is the DNC, the Democratic National Committee, whose job it is to oversee the process and then support the winning Democrat. They abandoned neutrality.
Now, I can hear my Hillary apologist friends saying “But that’s the way elections work,” and “It’s an internal party thing, she didn’t do anything illegal.” I’m not so sure of that, because they were seeking donations under false pretenses, but that’s not my main point.
If this had happened on American Idol, the judges would all be fired. If it happened on Survivor, or in the Miss Universe pageant, or,God forbid,at the Academy Awards, there would be national outrage. But, since it’s politics, and everybody just expects Hillary Clinton to be crooked, it’s getting almost no press.
But one demographic is paying attention. Club Sanders can’t help but see this is a slap in the face, a kick in the teeth, a “hahaha, we don’t care what you think” moment.
Even if Hillary Clinton gets the nomination, even if she wins in the general election, she will not get as high a percentage of Sanders supporters as she thinks. And the Democrats won’t get us in future elections, either.