|The New Democratic Party|
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) has solidified her personal commitment to running an already corporatized political party like an old Soviet Union commissar.
Reports Lisa Hagen from The Hill: "DNC Chair "Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said if it was her decision, she would scrap open primaries and only allow voters registered as Democrats to participate in primaries.
"'I believe that the party's nominee should be chosen — this is Debbie Wasserman Schultz's opinion — that the party's nominee should be chosen by members of the party,' the Florida Democrat said during an interview with 'MSNBC Live' on Monday, according to The Washington Examiner,, [Anna Giaritelli]." See also Bloomberg Politics and U.S. Uncut.
Wonder how Wasserman Schultz' stated position plays with Wisconsin Democrats and Wisconsin's historical commitment to an open primary, first enacted by Robert M. La Follette in 1904 as a progressive Republican, (Wisconsin Historical Society).
In late March President Obama personally endorsed Wasserman Schultz against her progressive primary challenger, Tim Canova, (The Intercept).
Bernie Sanders has made clear he intends to contest the nomination of Hillary Clinton whom Wasserman Schultz has attempted to engineer as the Democratic Party nominee for the presidency.
Listening to Wasserman Schultz, it is easy to understand why.
Yesterday a poll showed Clinton losing to Donald Trump in a general election match-up, (Rasmussen Reports), though the predictive power of polls in May is weak.
Still, a Clinton nomination would depress turn-out sufficiently so Clinton's wished-for grand bargain with House Republicans is necessary, Clinton would say.
We need Bernie Sanders, and one hopes he fights until even the mopes at the Democratic Party see the folly of Hillary Clinton and her intended destruction of the FDR-Ike-LBJ-enacted social insurance, and Clinton's neo-con foreign policy.
If you live in Wisconsin, Myron Buchholz is fighting an entrenched Clintonesque jobs-killing New Democrat in Wisconsin's third congressional district.
Go Bernie Sanders and Myron Buchholz.