Monday, November 14, 2016

"Donna Brazile Needs to Leave the DNC—Right Now"

The Washington Post reported on Nov. 7: “Donna Brazile is not apologizing 
for leaking CNN debate questions and topics to the Hillary Clinton campaign 
during the Democratic primary. 

Her only regret, it seems, is that she got caught.”

"...Sanders received 70 percent of the under-thirty primary vote. The continuing presence of Donna Brazile as DNC Chair, however, does not. Certainly that’s the way Sanders delegates to the Democratic Nominating Convention see it: The response of those delegates to a recent poll on the question, “Should Donna Brazile resign?” was 337 - 13 in favor – 96 percent.

Donna cheated for Hillary against Sanders
who would have beat Trump

Brazile holds the position on an interim basis, the result of the resignation of permanent chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz that followed upon the WikiLeaks release of documents showing her using her supposed neutral position to aid Hillary Clinton in her nomination battle with Sanders.

Schultz cheated for Hillary against Sanders

A subsequent WikiLeaks release has shown Brazile, then a CNN commentator, tipping off Hilary Clinton on questions likely to be posed to her at a CNN-sponsored debate between her and Sanders – a charge Brazile does not dispute, despite claims of neutrality at the time. She has permanently resigned her position with CNN, for which she hadn’t worked since taking the DNC job, and the network’s comments have made it clear that she would have been pushed, had she not chosen to jump.

Hundreds of former Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention
have voted overwhelmingly in a straw poll to 
“call for the immediate resignation of Donna Brazile as chair of the Democratic National Committee.”

...Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, a Clinton supporter who has previously served in the office has also declared his candidacy as chairman, as has former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, and there may be many others. Allowing Brazile to retain the reins during this process would suggest that the DNC has learned nothing from the election debacle and plans no significant alteration in the way it conducts itself.

On Monday, hours after the delegates’ votes were tallied, 
RootsAction launched a nationwide petition calling for Brazile to immediately resign.

The survey of Sanders delegates was conducted by the independent Bernie Delegates Network, which is sponsored by the online activist group RootsAction.org in partnership with Progressive Democrats of America. The group has initiated a nationwide petition calling for Brazile to resign immediately. PDA executive director Donna Smith said, “When the party leadership failed to conduct itself impartially during the primary season and then failed to defeat the Republican candidate who is the most dangerous demagogue ever elected to the presidency, it is time for Donna Brazile's resignation.”

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/11/14/donna-brazile-needs-leave-dnc-right-now
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