What should happen now? Wikileaks email scandal shows DNC actively campaigned against Bernie Sanders
Yesterday, Wikileaks released a series of emails Russian hackers acquired from the DNC (Democratic National Committee) earlier this year. While I'm no fan of Russia (a rogue nation we will soon be at war with), sometimes it takes a little undercover work to reveal the truth.
These emails, like the one below, unequivocally show that top officials within the DNC actively took action to smear Bernie Sanders, his campaign challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination and his supporters.
I'm a Bernie Sanders fan. I agree with his grassroots democracy message, especially about removing the influence and power of Wall Street in American politics, from whom Hillary Clinton has received a great deal of money for public speaking engagements through the Clinton Foundation. Unlike anyone else in the US presidential campaign, he's the only one who is both knowledgeable about the US political system, while not being an insider. Trump is not an insider but he also has zero experience governing. Both Sanders and Trump can claim not to take donations from big money power brokers, except Trump is a big money power broker himself, so his claim has less validity.
Below is one of the smoking guns from Wikileaks. What do you think should happen now?
In addition to removing everyone in the DNC involved in this scandal, I'd like to see Bernie Sanders leave the Democrats and become Dr. Jill Stein's running mate (for President) with the US Green Party. Many of his supporters have already made the move. I believe he can defeat both Clinton and Trump in a 3-way race since neither Trump nor Clinton are well liked by a large swath of the American public.
Bernie narrativeWondering if there's a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess. Specifically, DWS had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they'd either ignored or forgotten to something critical. She had to call Bernie after the data breach to make his staff to respond to our concerns. Even then they didn't get back to us, which is why we had to shut off their access in order to get them to finally let us know exactly how they snooped around HFA's data. Same was true with the standing committee appointments. They never got back to us with their names (HFA and even O'Malley got there's in six weeks earlier) for the committees. So, again, the chair had to call Bernie personally for his staff to finally get us critical information. So, they gave us an awful list just a few days before we had to make the announcements. It's not a DNC conspiracy, it's because they never had their act together.