How Clinton Lost the Nomination

By | 7/28/2016 62 comments

Yes, as we are all too aware, Hillary Clinton was officially anointed this week as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee for the upcoming election. She was chosen by the party to be its nominee long before the race ever began, and it used every means at its disposal, both in plain sight and behind closed doors, to ensure that nothing – least of all the will of the people – would prevent that from happening.

Yet even though she may have won the title, she lost any moral legitimacy to the position that the title represents.

It is a shameful, hollow victory; one that has stained the democratic process in its callous and brazen willingness to subvert that very process by whatever means necessary in order to triumph.

Her campaign’s collusion with the DNC (not to mention her corporate media allies, lobbyists and tech industry cohorts) to undermine Senator Sanders’ bid for the nomination – to any rational, thinking person who’d paid even the slightest bit of attention to the unfolding race – was as obvious as it was incensing. The party’s hierarchy, working with their establishment counterparts at state and local levels, did everything they could to sabotage and stifle the Vermont Senator’s burgeoning campaign.

This subterfuge became glaringly apparent through a whole host of underhanded practices. From planning debate schedules to ensure the lowest possible viewing audience; widespread voter suppression through registrations being dropped, party registration being changed, or receiving incorrect ballots; manipulating voter registration rules; forged signatures on voter registration sheets; scandalously high discrepancies in many states between exit poll results and actual voting tallies (disparities that were not evident in either the Republican primary or the 2008 Democratic primary); officials conspiring to paint Sanders as an atheist, as revealed in the recent WikiLeaks email dump; and the list goes on…  

Perhaps the saddest aspect of all of this is that so many of those previously disenfranchised, disaffected and otherwise alienated or jaded by the political process saw in Senator Sanders’ campaign a light in the political darkness. They saw a man of principle, someone who had spent a lifetime remaining true to his beliefs and his word, and someone who wanted to rid the system of its corporate, insider cronyism and make the country a more fair and just one. And now those same people who fought alongside Sanders are confronted with the cruel reality that those corporate, insider cronies came out on top…once again.

However, as dispiriting as that reality may be, it could have been worse. Had the Democratic primary been fought fairly, on a level playing field, with no establishment deck-stacking involved and Clinton had still clawed her way to the nomination, there would be very little solace to be had in the notion that voters simply liked her and her politics better. As bitter a pill to swallow as the actual outcome is, at least one can take some comfort in the knowledge that she didn’t win on merit, she won through fraud and deceit.

If, as many like to say, politics is a sport, then Hillary Clinton is the political equivalent of a state-sponsored, doped-up Russian athlete.

The upshot:

Hillary Clinton didn’t win the Democratic Party nomination – she simply won the game of trickery, collusion and fraudulence that modern politics in this country has devolved into. And while Sanders’ bid to clean house ultimately failed, it opened the eyes of many millions of voters to show just how corrupted that system has become.

Right now many of those voters are crestfallen and many more are just plain angry. But there are many fights that lay ahead, and when they come, those same voters will be going into battle with their eyes wide open.

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62 comments:

  1. Yes, well stated and absolutely accurate.

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  2. Thank you for your honesty. That is exactly what happened.

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  3. The DNC can pretend it didn't happen and ignore it all they want, but WE, THE PEOPLE, will NOT forget and will not be voting for her in the general election. We will not reward her corruption, unethical and immoral activity with our votes. This is a travesty to our country and she has TAINTED the very IDEA of a female President. She's not worthy. #BERNIEORBUST

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    1. I will never vote for her! She has broken so many peoples hearts with her corruption! Why isntshe in prison?

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  4. I hope this "win" for Hillary that the Democratic elites wanted so badly was worth angering a large percentage of younger voters, who will remember this for the rest of their lives.

    They'll certainly remember being told "your vote doesn't matter" by the DNC. So we'll see how much "it didn't matter" in November when they don't vote for Hillary nor Trump.

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    1. ..and remember the point where Hillary complained, they don't do their research? A few months later the WikiLeaks docs came out, were immediately heavily researched, proving the corruption Hillary always ignored. (plus, the irony: did Hillary then APPLAUD the voters who researched the leaked docs? no...)

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  5. A hollow woman cheats her way to a hollow victory.

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  6. A hollow woman cheats her way to a hollow victory.

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  7. Thank you for this. I will not stop fighting for us. I know Bernie won't either.

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  8. Why even bother to "vote" in such a rigged system? The FRAUD was right out there in our face, they wiped our faces in it!

    How many more times do you have to be kicked in the balls before you too stop "voting" because your vote will NOT BE COUNTED?

    Because of this, I will take my DAM FAKE "BALLOT" this Nov. set fire to it & burn that worthless piece of paper & send in the ashes to show them what I think of our FAKE "ELECTIONS" & ELECTION FRAUD!

    I HAVE HAD IT! After 50+ years of wasting my time "voting" for a third party who will NEVER BE ALLOWED TO "WIN", I GIVE UP!

    Let the DAM "ELECTORS" CHOOSE OUR "DEAR LEADER" just like in North Korea.

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  9. Clinton didn't win the nomination so much as America lost all semblance of a free and fair democratic election process.

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  10. We cannot continue to endorse and certify illegitimate elections. The damage that we are doing to our democracy long term, by accepting false results as real, is far worse than any damage a single elected official can do. Furthermore, if the results of these primaries have not been decided by actual votes, then it is quite likely that the results of the election in November will not be decided by actual votes either. http://www.hollerbackfilm.com/blog/2016/7/29/estimates-of-irregularities

    - lulu Fries'dat
    Lead Author "An Electoral System in Crisis"

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  11. Hear hear! BTW might want an editor to check on principal/principle.

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    1. " They saw a man of principle, someone who had spent a lifetime remaining true to his beliefs and his word,"

      principle
      noun
      guiding sense of the requirements and obligations of right conduct:
      a person of principle.

      principal
      adjective
      first or highest in rank, importance, value, etc.; chief; foremost.

      The correct word "principle" was used in the article. Check a dictionary before leaving ignorant comments next time.

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  12. I DEMexited the so-called Democratic Party on 2016Jul26, changing my political affiliation from Democratic to Green. Vote Jill Stein in November!

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  13. Very well written. One think though...I don't think "it opened the eyes of many millions of voters to show just how corrupted that system has become." I think those of us with whom he resonated already knew this. and yes..I too after 40 years have #DEMEXITed on Wednesday...we know longer share the same values with the coronation of someone for which we had the smoking gun of voter fraud.

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  14. I do not understand why people think that their vote only "counts" if thy vote Dem or Repub. Are we assuming that we cannot in any way get enough voters to abandon the two bankrupt parties we have currently? Or do they mean that there is no way that a fair election could take place? Even voting Green without winning makes more sense than not voting and abandoning all hope. We are not a police state yet.

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  15. "If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it."

    The peaceful protests and working within the system didn't work. If they do not change course soon, the only option left to avoid one of the two clowns in the lead becoming the next Hitler and possibly literally destroying the world with WW3 is to use the Second Amendment as it was intended and defend ourselves from threats - in this case, domestic.

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    1. Us and how many marines? The second amendment was to protect militias in the south keeping the slaves from revolting.

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  16. Very well said and so true. It's sad that this is what our democracy has become. I only hope that we can unite and find a way to change it by November. I really don't want to see that woman become president, nor Trump. They both embody the dirty tricks to win kind of style that I detest in a human being.

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  17. The Clinton Machine and their bag of dirty tricks. They are bragging on how they have united the party and how Bernie's Sandernista's will fall in line.
    Prove them wrong---Vote Jill Stein.

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    1. Yes, we are kind of like Bernie Sandernistas! Going against the establishment's presumption that we, the People, don't matter, is happening before their very eyes. They cannot continue to make deals that serve their own self-interests at our expense, without facing dire consequences anymore. Our Revolution is in process!

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  18. DEFRAUDING & SUBVERTING THE CAUSE: HC did not break the glass ceiling--she "jimmied" it! Thanks for a wonderfully written and truthful article. The defrauding of 14 million DNC primary voters of Sanders who paid $260 Million to finance his campaign and work, time, sacrifice was in fact stolen. Subverting the middle class Sanders' voters who did not have the money really to donate--and to negate the tireless efforts of what is in fact a senior citizen-Bernie who sometimes did 4 rallies a day--borders on the level of highest reason to the American ideals and stardards possible. Is there no sense of decency anymore, and would any person with a tiny shred of fairness accept a reward when the rules were tampered with? Hillary Clinton had no qualms about taking the rigged "win"; apparently the under the table tacts have become her lifestyle.

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  19. May her cheating be a war cry to all who have ethics to Bern the DNC to the ground. I exited the Democratic party the day Bernie endorsed her after nearly 30 years of being a blind, obedient Anti-Republican. I will never be blind again. I am disgusted that our Media helped perpetrate this fraud. Hillary only proved she will stop at nothing to get elected. She her "win" is a huge LOSS for this this nation.

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  20. DEFRAUDING & SUBVERTING THE CAUSE: HC did not break the glass ceiling--she "jimmied" it! Thanks for a wonderfully written and truthful article. The defrauding of 14 million DNC primary voters of Sanders, who paid $260 million to finance his campaign plus their work, time, sacrifice, is unjust and unacceptable. Is there no sense of decency anymore, and would any person with a tiny shred of fairness accept a reward when the rules were tampered with? Hillary Clinton had no qualms about taking the rigged "win"; apparently these, crooked under the table tactics have become her choice of morality.

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  21. Well said! I think the only reason Sander's supporters are aware of Clinton shenanigans is technology that allows us to bypass MSM: cell phones and social media. Otherwise, we would all be in the dark, where the oligarchy would like us to be and stay.

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  22. Bravo excellent points made. It makes me happy other people understand!! How the hell can it be said she won? Bullshit!

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  23. America passively submits to one coup d etat after another. There was JFK, W courtesy of that Kathleen person, then w again, and now this. What a sham we are to the rest of world. Yet, the precision choreographed propaganda keeps us lulled into lethargy.

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  24. For all the reasons stated in the article, I cannot, & will not vote for HRC. Dr. Stein has been promoted from my Plan B to my Plan A.

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    1. And you, Patricia Wiginton, would deny others the right to feel as they feel about the utter betrayal of all Americans, including you? Further, you have decided that criticizing others for that right is YOUR right???? Your arrogance is beyond the pale. Look in the mirror and play back what you have said to others. If the shoe fits, wear it and in your case, it's YOU who are bitter and judgmental of others right to be and feel and say what they are. Your attitude is exactly the Hillary attitude. Suppress freedom of speech.

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  26. Stop being ridiculous as Sara Silverman said. You are putting Trump in the White House and he is much worse than Hillary.

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    1. The corrupt DNC and A lying, Cheating Clinton and brainwashed Shilbot supporters are what is putting Trump in the White House ! Remember that we had an Honest and Completely Electable candidate in Bernie Sanders and you all stood by and let Hillary cheat him out of it, without speaking up ! Why ? Because she as a vagina ? THINK ! ! ! and don't blame patriotic citizens that won't condone your corruption ! Don't Ask Us to Fall in Line. That is what they ask Slaves to do ! ! !

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    2. So we're putting someone who didn't lie, steal, and cheat their way to the nomination by silencing our vote into the white house.

      and?

      you say that like you think fear tactics work on us. 43% of the populace is independent voters. yes, they may 'lean' one way or 'lean' the other, but they don't follow this 'fear of the other side' bs you're peddling.

      get back to me when trump has been personally culpable in genocide and selling the ability to poison the groundwater worldwide.

      until then, I think he's the lesser evil of him and hillary.

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      a green party voter who was willing to vote dem for bernie

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  27. Brother and Sister Americans. The ONLY way we can subvert such injustice as both Trump and Clinton promise is to not enable either one. I am writing in Bernie Sanders on my ballot in November, regardless. There are Green, Independent and other 3rd party candidates that one can support according to one's ideology. The choice between two despots, one of which, (Trump) was reported to have contacted Putin and asked him to have Russians spy on Americans so he can get rid of those he doesn't want in this nation) was published in an article today by an independent media outlet. Mainstream media is in the pocket of vested interests so no one is getting the truth from the "news". We all became sheeple over many decades of surrendering to what we thought were those politicians and "law makers" who lead us to believe they represented us. We have seen the erosion of all those folks except for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, for example, by greed, self interest, ego, megalomania, and hate. Now we have to attempt to 'unring that bell' for the younger folks in this nation heard the tolling of the bell long before the older adults in this country. Their futures are in the toilet now unless we all unite, and not fight one another over the twin evils. Make no mistake, the RNC/DNC are two sides of the same coin. Both in the deep pockets of the Koch Brothers, Corporations like Monsanto, Wall Street, Bankers, on and on. Don't abandon hope or faith that we can turn it around by writing in someone OTHER than the two evils that are the horror of mankind. And our decisions will affect the populations of the world as well. Billions of folks worldwide are watching us either save or destroy ourselves and them as the politicians arrogantly call us "collateral damage". I for one do not wish to be one of those who die on the altar of such destruction.

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  28. You are not a majority, you are a vociferous, loud, discontented groups of people, enjoying
    the role of victims, relishing the injustice, full of pride in the self-righteousness of your what
    you think is principle, never a thought for the rest of the country, never a thought for the Supreme Court Justices that will be nominated, never a thought for what the majority of working, toiling middle class needs.

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    1. "Unknown" - hiding your identity? I just wonder if you have read the 100 page report on the election fraud that enabled Hillary Clinton to steal the election. Once you do read it, you will understand the anger that is seething throughout the whole country right now, as we recognize that our inalienable right to vote was usurped by a criminal. Tampering with votes is a felony, which makes Hillary Clinton a felon. Again. And again, and again..... Grow some common sense.

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    2. Unknown your just another self important narcissist like Hillary is, so self important that rigging the election was a necessary thing to do in her mind but was in reality a rape of the American people and a rape of justice

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    3. due your research and due diligence before you go slinging around slanderous recriminations at people you don't know.

      research the economic policy institute's research and findings on nafta (which she endorsed). look up the very real effects of union busting she was hired to help do by walmart and spent 6 years doing as a board member.

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    4. The "toiling, working" whingeing metastatic salary class wheedling about how what's good for their portfolios and CVs is good for America is exactly the problem. Not that the USA is or was a democracy, but who am I to mess with a narrative that gives your life meaning, Irene.

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  29. Unknown...Do you think HRC actually cares about the needs of the middle class? hahahahaha!

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  30. HRC's criminality has turned me from a lifelong Democrat to an Independent. She hasn't won. The majority of people hate her. She is one clueless, evil monster woman.

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  31. Perhaps one of the most serious outcomes of this stolen election is that the peoples could legitimately ask, "Why vote, anyway? There's no genuine outcome when we do vote." Cheating, to the extent that it happened in this Democratic primary, undermines the integrity of our country.

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    1. Let's take that back a step, maybe. The Democratic Party, a non-profit organization, didn't even have to run a primary, and certainly has not in any way been bound to accept its results. Maybe the real problem is that private organizations can "own" ballot lines and engage in the usual psychopathic nonsense that private organizations do.

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  32. I agree with all except for the notion that these actions by HRC, the party and the establishment are somehow a part of the devolution of our society and political process. The reality is American politics has always been dirty. I mean, very dirty. Since Adams vs Jefferson, the Kennedy's, nominees calling their opponents hermaphrodites, stuffing ballot boxes in Chicago, you name it. This is nothing new. I am a Bernie supporter TO THE BONE, and I'm saying that Hillary beat him through sheer political force of will. She did whatever she had to do, and she beat the better man. This is what we are up against. This is what we have always been up against. Believing things have devolved means you would like to see America made great again. The truth is, America was always a dirty, corporate political cesspool. We need to make it better.

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  33. It's sad to see the DNC conspire and cheat to defeat Sanders, but you don't have to sit back and take it. Change to the Green Party and support Jill Stein for president. Don't let the DNC threaten you with the specter of Trump - if they really wanted to beat Trump, they would have run Sanders, who beats him by double digits. If they lose to Trump, it's on them. They wouldn't count my vote, so they can't count on my vote anymore.

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  34. Bernie, Bernie's wife, and Bernie's press secretary have all said that any bias exhibited would not account for that big a difference in the vote totals. They concede that Hillary beat them fair and square. It is unfortunate that the DNC tarnished that win, but you can not hold Hillary responsible for the actions of the DNC. And you also should consider that it is human nature for the DNC to favor a life-long democrat over someone who converted two years ago to run and then converted immediately back. It's not right, but it is also not incomprehensible. Bernie made huge strides in molding the platform and he has urged his delegates and voters not to throw that all away by letting Trump win. That would be a total loss for us all.

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    1. you're right. the fact that she hired the DNC chair OFFICIALLY when she resigned shows how they totally weren't colluding or working together at all. no wait.. that's the same DNC chair who worked for her campaign in 08. And as for the differences in vote totals? the #'s purged in nyc alone (1 city) account for 4% in the difference in vote totals.

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  35. False premise: there was no fraud or deception.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/289591-no-bernie-supporters-you-werent-cheated

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  36. I particularly like your comment "As bitter a pill to swallow as the actual outcome is, at least one can take some comfort in the knowledge that she didn’t win on merit, she won through fraud and deceit." Cold comfort, perhaps. But comfort nonetheless.

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  37. And yet Bernie succumbed to the machine...so much for integrity and standing up for your convictions!

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  38. Hilary Clinton's greatest plus is who she's not, her greatest minus is who she is.


    AMERICA

    No matter what data you feed in you always get a System Error.

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  39. Wait, I need to vote for $hillary to prevent Pres. Drumpf? When the DNC budget (wikileaks) shows he's on her payroll? When she'll only extort the general election, just as she's extorted the primaries? Not bloody likely! #JillNot$hill

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    1. OMG Hillary
      WTF Donald
      TG Jill (or Gary)
      For what it's worth, Gary Johnson is on all 50 states, where Jill isn't. Whether it's Johnson or Jill, they'll have to fight "captured" senators and representatives. Unless people are smart enough to throw the balance of those houses off by electing independents.


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  40. I think S.I.Hayakawa's famous remark about the U.S. coming into possession of the Panama Canal would also work perfectly for the DNC's Candidate of Choice "winning" the Democratic Primary: "We stole it fair and square."

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  41. I think S.I.Hayakawa's famous remark about the U.S. coming into possession of the Panama Canal would also work perfectly for the DNC's Candidate of Choice "winning" the Democratic Primary: "We stole it fair and square."

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  42. Please God turn this whole mess around and save our Planet. Let the people rise up with some spunk and vote for #JillStein4Pres. The one who will make the First Women Pres. someone for history to be proud of.

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