Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz explained just how undemocratic the Democrats’ nomination method is.
“We separate [delegates] so that we don’t have elected officials and party leaders running against the activists, but want to make sure are helping to diversify our convention. That is something we take great pride in. A Native-American cancer survivor. Those people should have an opportunity to be delegates, too. And they shouldn’t have to deal with well-known officials and party leaders. And that’s why we separate them.”
How compassionate. Of course that creates the scenario where party leaders don’t “have to deal with” the voters who elect them. Also, we would like to officially nominate “A Native-American cancer survivor. Those people should have an opportunity to be delegates, too” as the quote of the year for 2016.
Her explanation is no gaffe. She said the same thing on another show.
“Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists.”
She doesn’t get it. At this point, she never will.
But we must try to educate our misguided friends who are Democrats. We need to talk to them about democracy. Tell them about our democratic republic and how we have a Constitution, not ruler, who ensures our liberties. Tell them about the representatives who are in charge of defending our Constitution are elected by the people, not by an elite ruling class. Let your Democratic friends know that their Super Delegates have bargaining stakes, their own interests and exclusive access to the candidates, all of which the average voter doesn’t have. Explain that this allows an entrenched party insider to lean on delegates for years and make deals with a group that acts like a ruling class.
They may push back and say that the voters ultimately decide the election. That’s when you point out that despite a win in New Hampshire of 60% to 38%, Bernie Sanders gets only one more delegate than Hillary Clinton. Is that something that reflects the will of the people?
Super Delegates can endorse publicly and mobilize resources to persuade delegates to vote for their favorite choice. Call it campaigning, which is completely democratic. But it gives a great advantage to whoever the ruling class has decided to anoint. In this case, the ruling class of the Democratic Party has decided on another Clinton. The ruling class will decide who the voters will elect. But the Constitution says the voters decide who gets elected. This is where you ask your Democratic friend which way do they prefer?
All of this best serves the nation as a recruitment tool. If you are a just an everyday Joe Six-pack then ask yourself which party is actually listening to its voters and which party allows handshake deals in private rooms to yield concessions so big they can thwart the will of the electorate? Hint; Republicans don’t have Super Delegates.
Originally published on RedNova8.com