Well, that’s that, then. I’ve been listening to Democratic loyalists deride supporters of Bernie Sanders for…quite awhile, now. The 2016 Democratic primary, they insist, was the purist, most perfectly fair electoral process that has ever occurred in the history of electoral processes and so-called “Bernie Bros” were just sore losers. I’ve felt all along that the narrative is false but the argument has been limited to the speculations of loyalists versus the speculations of Progressives.
But then, Donna Brazile put out her book, ‘Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,’ and confirms that the DNC was, in fact, working FOR Hillary and against Bernie. Berners, of course, seized on the revelation and claimed vindication. As it happens, Progressives were right. The loyalists were wrong.
Of course, the Democratic Party issued a bit of push-back against the charges, sending out their talking heads to opine that the deal that gave Clinton control of the DNC only applied to the general “election.” The push-back only lasted about a day, though, as it was revealed that the agreement was signed in August, 2015 – nearly a full year before she became the nominee.
…and then, in Willie Brown’s Chronicle column dated November 4, 2017, he wrote this: