by William Skink
The plan, according to Chris Matthews, was to announce that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive winner of the Democratic nomination today, hours before voting closes in California. But late yesterday, the Associated Press decided to call it for Hillary, based on conversations with super delegates who the AP won’t name:
This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary. The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identity the media organization – incredibly – conceals. The decisive edifice of super-delegates is itself anti-democratic and inherently corrupt: designed to prevent actual voters from making choices that the party establishment dislikes. But for a party run by insiders and funded by corporate interests, it’s only fitting that their nomination process ends with such an ignominious, awkward and undemocratic sputter.
Youngsters being exposed to this corrupt political process for the first time are getting quite the education on how dead democracy in America has become. After getting a first-hand look at this corruption, what will they do in November? Vote Hillary? Stay home? Vote Trump? Vote 3rd party?
That last option would be more interesting if Bernie decided to run on the Green ticket. Also, there’s that 3rd party Trump spoiler Bill Kristol has hinted will come forward soon to kill Trump’s chances in November.
Regardless, those new to this process will learn some important lessons. You can’t trust political leaders like Jon Tester, who declared “it’s already over with” last month (Tester, it should be noted, is one of those corrupt super delegates who also doubles as a corporate fundraiser for Senatorial Democrat candidates). And you can’t trust a media that is willing to report something as blatantly inaccurate as calling it for Hillary before voting even starts in California.
After today, Hillary still won’t have enough pledged delegates to win the nomination. But none of that matters to the corrupt politicians and media outlets pushing their false narrative on voters.
The only good that could come from all this is the realization among young voters that the Democratic Party does not and will not represent them. From the head to the tail, the fish is rotten, and the only thing to do with a rotting carcass is to throw it in the trash.