It hasn’t been a good week for the Democrats. And despite the ongoing effort by the mainstream media to paint the Republican Party as divided and irreparably damaged by their primary process, the signs continue to emerge that Democrats are facing a much tougher task in uniting behind their incredibly unlikable and untrustworthy front-runner.
The week started with a remarkable
brawl convention in Nevada with blood spilled, names called and a venerable senator booed off the stage.
The divisive nature of the Democrats reached a ridiculous point Tuesday afternoon with the spectacle of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (S-VT) campaign manager promising CNN’s Wolf Blitzer “there’s not going to be any violence in Philadelphia” at the Democrats’ national convention. It’s always a great sign when a leading candidate’s campaign manager has to assure the public that a riot won’t break out at the party’s convention.
Fast-forward to last night’s divisive Kentucky primary which had Hillary Clinton “winning” with a quarter million fewer votes than she got in 2008 when she won the state outright against then-Senator Barack Obama. After that pathetic showing coupled with a thorough clock-cleaning in Oregon at the hands of septuagenarian, socialist Sanders, it’s hard for the media to call Hillary a “winner,” even though they are trying their darnedest.
Which brings us to this morning’s truly entertaining meltdown by America’s most reliable liberals on cable news.
First, from Mediaite, Bill Press and Hilary Rosen went toe-to-toe over the Sanders/Clinton rift, and it wasn’t pretty:
“I personally think [DNC Chair] Debbie Wassermann Schultz should learn some lessons from [RNC Chair] Reince Priebus about being an impartial chair that brings people together and soothe things down rather than stirs it up,” Press began.
“You’ve got to be kidding,” Rosen could be heard saying as Press spoke, leading host Chris Cuomo to interrupt and let her get a take in.
“That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” she responded. “Just last night Debbie was on TV, our DNC chair, asking if Bernie should get out, ‘No, absolutely.’”
Apparently, dis-favorably comparing the DNC Chair to the GOP’s Priebus is beyond the pale for Rosen as she admonished her lefty compatriot with a sanctimonious “this is beneath you.”
At issue was the miserable and one-sided performance of Wasserman Schultz over the course of the Dem’s primary season. And, apparently, the lib pundits at CNN are not alone in their scrutiny of the Florida congresswoman’s performance.
Over on MSNBC,
reliable liberal Democrat morning show co-host Mika Brzezinski went further than Press and called for Wasserman Schultz to step down.
The Daily Caller details an exchange between Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough over the DNC Chair’s apparent mishandling of the primary debate process:
“Why would Bernie Sanders politely get in line for the Democratic Party?” Scarborough asked.
“Because Hillary Clinton’s people said so,” Brzezinski responded.
“I sure as hell wouldn’t, if the party I was a member of treated me like this, rigged the debate process, rigged Iowa, rigged the entire thing going forward … I’d say ‘Go straight to hell. I’m running as an independent.’”
During Scarborough’s rant, Brzezinski said twice that Wasserman Schultz “should step down.”
Of course, they’re right. Wasserman Schultz has been a disaster. Not just this year during the presidential primary process but since she became DNC Chairwoman.
Under President Obama, Democrats have lost 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats. That's some legacy.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) November 4, 2015
The Tweet above singles out President Obama, but these losses have occurred on Wasserman Schultz’ watch too. Couple those losses with the fact that the DNC is over $7 million in debt, according to the Daily Caller, heading into a critical Presidential election, while the RNC appears to be swimming in cash.
Of course, selfishly, we want Wasserman Schultz to stay just where she is. Helluva job, Deb. Meanwhile we’ll enjoy the show as liberal Democrats eat their own on national television while the producers load into the Tele*prompter yet another story about how Republicans are divided and in disarray.
And let’s remind our Democrat friends about one other important bit of information: All of this vitriol is a direct result of the strong-arm tactics imposed by the power-hungry Clintons who dictated conditions that were not consistent with a fair and democratic primary process, but more in keeping with a combination of a coronation and a putsch.