My wife is seriously pissed!
After scurrying around Western Suffolk last Spring to get the Primary vote out for Bernie Sanders and traveling to Philadelphia to sleep on her daughter's couch to support her candidate at the Democratic National Convention in July...
(She even popped up to New Paltz in September to watch Bernie stump for Zephyr Teachout!)
...it's now sunk in that her guy never had a chance!
First it was revealed that the DNC's medusa...
...Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been actively rigging her party's process against Sanders, and was forced to resign as Chairperson of the DNC.
It's instructive to note that after being booed off the stage in Philadelphia, she was subsequently appointed honorary chair of the Clinton campaign's "50 state program."
Now it's been revealed that Donna Brazile...
...named interim party chair immediately upon Schultz' resignation, was twice caught feeding questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events in advance with friends on Clinton's campaign; CNN fired her October 14th.
That we're just hearing about this now, suggests that CNN was desperately attempting to keep that news in its pocket since, despite the organization's assertion...
"CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate."
...unanswered is how did she get those questions?
Bernie Sanders and his supporters got screwed by the organization to which they pledged their fealty, and the guy who should be their party's standard bearer next Tuesday, being a "good soldier," is essentially sitting this one out.
Ironically, as Hillary's victory began to appear inevitable...
...and Donald Trump started his "This election is rigged" litany, his initially dubious claim has gained considerable credence.
My wife, by no means a Trump fan, has felt this way for the past six months, and as more information emerges, the more pissed she becomes that she has no one for whom to enthusiastically vote seven days from now.
Someday someone will write a book entitled "All the (Wouldbe) President's Women," but no one in Hollywood will ever option it for a film version.
Ah, my dear friend Speir, I can't wait to see who responds to this one. Both candidates are tragically flawed and so are both parties. It was probably ever thus, but we didn't know it or didn't want to believe it. What we have learned from this dirty campaign is just how corrupt is the entire system and everybody in it. We are screwed because we can't trust any of them.
My meager comfort is that our government is comprised of three branches. Facebook is touting that the DNC will ask Hillary Clinton to step down and allow Kaine to be President; personally I'd rather Bernard Sanders got that nod.
We're stuck with Clinton's hand-picked Kaine if Clinton is elected and impeached.
None of that is likely to happen, of course. What a lousy election cycle.