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Thursday, November 02, 2017

During an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) agreed that the Democratic Party rigged the presidential nomination against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Former DNC chair and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile made news Thursday when excerpts from her latest book were released revealing that she had proof that Hillary Clinton's campaign took over the party with an "unethical fundraising agreement" prior to winning the 2016 primary. Brazile said that she made a promise to Sanders that she would investigate the DNC and she clearly kept her promise.

"Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House," the excerpt in Politico revealed. "If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party's integrity."

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When asked if she agreed that the system was rigged against Sanders, Warren said simply, "yes."

Last week, the DNC allegedly had a "purge," when many of the Keith Ellison/Bernie Sanders loyalists were fired from the DNC, including the only transgender member.

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Last week, the DNC allegedly had a "purge," when many of the Keith Ellison/Bernie Sanders loyalists were fired from the DNC, including the only transgender member.

This is balderdash.

Bernie's people run the DNC. Chairman Tom Perez is a close ally and deputy chair Ellison was a bigwig in the Sanders campaign (and his second endorser in Congress).

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2017-11-02 10:34 PM | Reply

You guys, Brazille and Warren saying this is all the proof you need that the Democrats need and want Bernie and his supporters. Bigly. RCade is right: Bernie's got the power. Clinton is so done she's burnt toast. Not just yesterday's news but last year's news. Quite literally.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-02 10:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gal...seriously, Hillary has made sure her name is in the news more than anyone other than Trump in 2017.

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-02 10:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

to claim that the DNC has not purged Bernie supporters is willingly being blind.

By removing Ellison and Sanders backers from DNC leadership, the Democratic establishment is ruthlessly tightening its grip on the party. Progressives should take a lesson.
inthesetimes.com

D.N.C. Chair Purges Dissenters in Surprise Shake-Up
Sanders loyalists and Ellison supporters were among the officials ousted amid an ongoing intra-party feud.
www.vanityfair.com

Concern of Progressive Purge as Bernie Wing 'Left in the Cold' at DNC

"This doesn't bring the party together. It deepens the divide at a time we need all hands on deck."

www.commondreams.org

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-11-02 11:05 PM | Reply

#3 Maybe so, but she's still irrelevant in any meaningful way politically going forward. Brazille and Warren just told her that today in no uncertain terms if she hadn't realized it already.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-02 11:08 PM | Reply

#4 So the Democrats really are purging the only people worth supporting and replacing them establishment clones?

I shall read your 3 stories and get back to you.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-02 11:27 PM | Reply

PP, What does Ellison say? Is he pushing back on these moves? All I know is that he and Warren rallied together recently, and Warren is part of the wing of the Democratic party most closely aligned with Bernie.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-02 11:30 PM | Reply

So... four out of thirty on the Rules and Bylaws Committee. That's more like "the beginning of a purge". Let's hope it doesn't get more Stalinesque or Hitlerific.

But I will now read 2 and 3.

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-02 11:31 PM | Reply

In 2, Vanity Fair makes it sound like a real internal coup.

"Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has stripped a number of longtime party officials of their "at-large" delegate status or leadership positions, while appointing a slate of 75 new members that include Clinton campaign veterans, lobbyists, and neophytes."

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-02 11:34 PM | Reply

In 3, the Commondreams article didn't add anything new but a testimonial.

But now I'm starting to wonder if the Democratic party could actually become more corrupt under Tom than under Debbie. I mean, that's a lot of lobbyists and big donor types.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-02 11:41 PM | Reply

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Of course it was rigged. Bernie even said so from the beginning.

He knew what he was talking about.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-02 11:54 PM | Reply

- from the beginning.

Bernie Sanders agrees: Democratic process not ‘rigged'

www.msnbc.com

Silly sheeple.

Everyone knew about the financing of the DNC by the only actual Dem in the primary race, and everyone knew she was going to win... see: landslide.

Nothing in the details of the financing and control of the party is illegal, nor unexpected from someone who was about to take control of the party, and nothing in that control "rigged" 4 million votes.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-03 12:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#12 Dude, what was the Democratic party leaderships defense in it's fraud trial? "We don't owe anyone a fair primary process".

Seriously. Here's a whole raft of articles: www.google.com

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-03 01:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Everyone knew about the financing of the DNC by the only actual Dem in the primary race,"

Yeah thats why Donna Brazile had to fight like hell to get that info

"and everyone knew she was going to win... see: landslide."

especially since she had the DNC rigging the primaries in her favor

"Bernie Sanders agrees: Democratic process not ‘rigged'"

Bernie did not want to tear the Dem party apart or to be claimed to be a spoiler

Get real you now have Donna Brazile and Warren and with the evidence proving it was rigged in hillary favor

#14 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-11-03 02:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The clue is:
"Democrats Who Annoy Me"

_IGGERS

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-03 02:15 AM | Reply

(I know it doesn't work, because there's already an R, but humor me.)

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-03 02:16 AM | Reply

That was a great south park episode.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-03 07:03 AM | Reply

Gal...seriously, Hillary has made sure her name is in the news more than anyone other than Trump in 2017.

This is a ridiculous claim. Hillary wrote a book and made around six high-profile speeches. That's all she did the entire year.

Bernie, Warren and other top Democrats in Congress have done 10 times as much to seek media coverage this year. They've been in high-profile legislative fights. If you don't know that you're not paying attention to them because you'd rather obsess over Hillary.

If Trump and his insipid acolytes didn't bring up Hillary all the time to deflect from his failures, she'd be in the news a lot less often.

As GalTuesday said, Hillary is done. You're keeping her around as a punching bag but the simple fact is that she doesn't matter any more. Her only influence is to speak out on some issues, like Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and other Democratic leaders emeritus.

#18 | Posted by rcade at 2017-11-03 09:38 AM | Reply

Bernie was not a Democrat. How can it be rigged against him?

It's like saying that the Democrat party was rigged against Trump. That's probably true, but it's also to be expected.

#19 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-11-03 09:39 AM | Reply

The only reason Bernie ran as a Dem is because he wanted their money and their brand image. He wanted a vehicle he could use to propel him and his message to a higher office. It was a dishonest effort in the first place, but the Dems themselves are to blame. I think the party would be better served supporting Democrats who espouse traditional party ideals over candidates who represent whatever the current trend happens to be.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-11-03 09:41 AM | Reply

You know who has to weigh in:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.
4:55 AM - 3 Nov 2017

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-03 10:13 AM | Reply

I didn't realize it but Trump did quite the tweet storm on this topic:

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump

Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems..

...New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus...

....People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!

The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!

Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-03 11:00 AM | Reply

Trump's on a roll:

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump

Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be apoplectic of the complete theft of the Dem primary by Crooked Hillary!

I always felt I would be running and winning against Bernie Sanders, not Crooked H, without cheating, I was right.

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-03 12:42 PM | Reply

Everyone knew about the financing of the DNC by the only actual Dem in the primary race
#12 | POSTED BY CORKY

It's just like a slithering snake protecting her nest of poisonous eggs.

#24 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-03 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bernie's people run the DNC.
#1 | POSTED BY RCADE

I tried googling that phrase. The returns are less than convincing.

Bernie's people run DNC - www.google.com

Maybe you meant, "run from"?

#25 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-03 01:04 PM | Reply

I don't know, Donna, I think most people heard what Trump said you said:

Donna Brazile‏ @donnabrazile

Donald Trump says I said "DNC RIGGED the system ... " First of all, I don't speak in CAPS! #NotWhatISaid
9:07 AM - 3 Nov 2017 from Boston, MA

If it's not what you meant, and Warren confirmed, you both should clarify.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-03 02:58 PM | Reply

I think Brazile is an empty suit.
I wonder if an email went out before her hiring that stated white normal people shouldn't apply for the job she got?

#27 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-03 03:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Donna's on a roll too:

Donna Brazile‏ @donnabrazile

Today's lesson: Being quoted by Donald Trump means being MIS-quoted by Donald Trump. Stop trolling me. #NeverSaidHillaryRiggedElection

Mr President, please -- go back to attacking me. It's better than having my own words scrambled and spewed out by you.

Donald Trump says I said "DNC RIGGED the system ... " First of all, I don't speak in CAPS! #NotWhatISaid
9:07 AM - 3 Nov 2017 from Boston, MA

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-03 05:10 PM | Reply

I love how the Shillary supporters response is "it's old news. Forget about it" as if it's that simple and they're not partisan hacks.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-03 05:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Warren is a sexist Bernie Bro.

#30 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2017-11-03 10:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Lol I've got to save this thread. It's the first time EVER that you haven't accepted Elizabeth Warren's statements as facts. The libs here love her and have never failed to back her outrageous partisan claims.

So if she runs for president I trust it'll be modus operandi to conveniently forget you said she's a liar!!

#31 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2017-11-04 09:05 PM | Reply

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