|Hillary Clinton's message: About me and not voters, got it?|
Facing open bigotry and the spectacle of the Republican Party clown car of presidential candidates, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton retort with a clear message to American voters: We don't need you, we'll take it from here.
Can't overstate the sheer imbecility of the Democratic National Party.
The DNC announced the debate schedule for Democratic Party presidential aspirants last month: Six 'sanctioned' debates beginning in October.
No surprises like in 2007-08. No voters deciding they want to elect Barack Obama after some 25 debates and joint appearances between April 2007 and April 2008 [see Wikipedia, and FiveThirtyEight.com].
Intelligent policy dialogue on health care, jobs, education?
Forget it, Hillary and the cray-cray DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz have made their decision, America. Six DNC-sanctioned debates and no more.
"This year, the DNC is threatening to bar candidates who participate in unsanctioned debates from the sanctioned ones," notes Harry Enten at 538.
After criticism from Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) (Healy, NYT) and other let-voters-decide types, Hillary Clinton determined the prudent course of action is to remind everyone she already has 20 percent of the number of pledged super-delegates to win the nomination, so enough with this more-debates nonsense. (Halperin, Bloomberg Politics) (Rogers, Washington Post)
Last night DNC surrogates hit the airwaves and papers with an unconvincing blood splatter of anti-democratic talking points. See for example, Jess McIntosh of Emily's List on All In with Chris Hayes. McIntosh gave a pathetic performance.
To be Wisconsin-nice about it: Hey, Hillary and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Frack you.
And vote for Bernie.
On a final note, the brain-trust of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has anointed Hillary Clinton, ala Mary Burke's 2014 disastrous campaign against Scott Walker, as the official candidate for whom to vote. (Heberman, NYT) That worked well.