There Is Nothing I Can Add To This Story

While the media was reporting on Ivanka Trump‘s dress and other important items, there was some interesting activity in the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the current DNC Chairwoman who was shown to be biased toward Hillary Clinton in leaked emails, has resigned her position as of the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. But not to worry–she has a new job already lined up.

Townhall.com is reporting today:

Hillary Clinton has hired soon-to-be-former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. DWS will resign from her position effective at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. It was revealed that the DNC was effectively working to sabotage Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the Democratic primary, prompting calls for her to resign.

Clinton emailed supporters and said that Schultz would join the campaign as “honorary chair” of the 50-state program to ensure Democrats win elections nationwide. Wasserman Schultz will continue to serve as a Clinton surrogate.

The Clinton Mafia takes care of its own.

 

Bernie Sanders Has Won The Democratic Kansas Caucuses

The Hill has just reported that Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic caucuses in Kansas.

The article reports:

The Democratic Party of Kansas projected the result with 90 percent of precincts reporting. It said 40,000 people participated in the caucuses, a larger turnout than 2008.

Sanders is running strong in another Midwestern state, Nebraska, and could be poised for two early Super Saturday wins.

Kansas, which will award its 33 pledged delegates proportionally, is the sixth state to be won by Sanders so far. He has also won New Hampshire, Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma.

As I have stated previously, I am not a Democrat. However, I understand that the way the Democratic Primary is set up, the Super Delegates are already lined up for Hillary Clinton. She will get the nomination regardless of how many votes Bernie Sanders gets. This system was set up after George McGovern won the nomination and then lost in all but two places because he was so far out of the mainstream of American political thought. The system of Super Delegates was set up to avoid that happening again. Although I understand the logic in this, if I were a Democratic voter who supported Bernie Sanders, I would be livid. Either votes count or they don’t count. I am not a Trump supporter, but if he wins the primary elections, he deserves to be the nominee. If the establishment Republicans take it away from him, I will quite likely leave the Republican party. Again, either votes count or they don’t count. The rule applies to both political parties.

 

Is There Room For A Moderate In The Democratic Party?

The stage for the Democratic Party held a declared socialist, an undeclared socialist, a former governor who taxed rainfall, someone whose issue was bringing the metric system to America, and a former Republican. Jim Webb is the former Republican. He is also known as a very common-sense politician who tends to be toward the middle of the political spectrum. USA Today posted an article today stating that Jim Webb has dropped out of the Democratic race for President and is considering a run as an independent.

So what are the implications of this? First of all, I suspect Jim Webb has already received a number of telephone calls from major Democrats asking him not to run as an independent. His running as an independent would give moderate Democrats an option in the Presidential race. If the Democrats feel sufficiently threatened by Jim Webb as an independent candidate, I am sure he will be told that he is a contender for Vice President.

I seriously doubt that Jim Webb will run as an independent. Although I respect him as an independent thinker, the amount of pressure brought to bear to prevent that run will, I believe, prevent him from running.

However, this has been a very unpredictable election cycle. Stay tuned.

There Is A Third Democrat Candidate For President

There are three Democrat candidates who want to run for President in 2016–Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley. Bernie Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist. His voting record is generally in line with liberal ideas. Hillary is running on her accomplishments as Secretary of State, and Martin O’Malley is running on his record as governor of Maryland.

Bernie Sanders wants to make college tuition free, end income inequality, raise the minimum wage, and cut taxes for the middle class. There is no mention of how he is going to pay for any of this. He also says he stands for much higher taxes on businesses and rich people. The man is obviously unfamiliar with the Laffer Curve.

Hillary on March 11, 2014, described her accomplishments as Secretary of State as follows:

My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know, the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.   Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014

That makes my head hurt, but maybe someone can figure out what she said.

The Washington Examiner posted an article today on Martin O’Malley’s record as governor of Maryland. The headline of the article read, “From the ‘rain tax” to the ‘flush tax’: 40 times Martin OMalley raised taxes.”

Do we really want any one of these people running our country?