The atmosphere is tense on the Democrat side for Super Tuesday, in case you haven’t noticed. Adding fuel to the fire, former DNC chairwoman and currently a paid contributor on Fox News Channel, Donna Brazile let her frustration rip during an interview with Ed Henry and Sandra Smith Tuesday morning. It turned ugly very quickly.
Before Brazile’s time on the show, Henry and Smith interviewed RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. The topic was today’s Super Tuesday voting, of course, and as she spoke about the Democrat primary, she said something that I think most of us agree with – that the DNC’s superdelegates will step in to stop Bernie Sanders from being the party’s nominee if there is a brokered convention. That wasn’t at all a controversial remark, it was an honest one born out of the primary race in 2016, for heaven’s sake. McDaniel said the system is “rigged”, which is the part that set off Brazile. She accused McDaniel of using Russian talking points. Hoo boy.
“I think it’s going to be muddled coming out of Super Tuesday,” McDaniel told “America’s Newsroom.”
“It does depend on how big the lead that Sanders takes out of California is, if he picks up a huge proportion of delegates, but I don’t see anyone getting out soon.
“It’s leading towards potentially a brokered convention which will be rigged against Bernie if those superdelegates have their way in that second vote,” McDaniel said.
After McDaniel’s video of bringing truth to power about superdelegates, Brazile, the ultimate superdelegate herself, came unglued. She had said before her comments were requested on the clip that she was sick and tired of Republicans talking about the Democrat primary, that Republicans should just stay out of it. So, the opportunity to respond to McDaniel was too easy for her to ignore. She ended up delivering a crude and overblown reaction – “Go to hell, Ronna.”
The former chair of the DNC Donna Brazile just told @GOPChairwoman
to "Go to hell!"
THE LEFT IS COMPLETELY UNHINGED.
Donna Brazile's comments are completely DISGUSTING. pic.twitter.com/k6BlChnQ3l
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 3, 2020
Brazile doesn’t want GOP interference in the Democrat primary races and that is clearly a reference to Operation Chaos type of voting that some Republican voters are doing Tuesday. But to deny that the superdelegates will get in there and muck things up for Sanders at the convention is just silly. We all saw what happened to Bernie in 2016 when he ran against Hillary. They were determined that Hillary have her coronation and then Trump, thankfully, squashed that Democrat fever dream in the general election.
Look, in a private living room somewhere or even at a corner table in a restaurant, that kind of partisan attack is ok. It’s normal if language gets heated. But to take it to the television screens of a cable network audience is crude and unprofessional. It’s also surprising behavior coming from Brazile. Sure, she’s a partisan pundit who works overtime to spout the Democrat Party’s talking points, but that’s the job she signed up for. She is a lot less offensive, normally than most of the left’s talking heads. She at least attempts to remain affable and civil when she appears on FNC. She’s old-school Democrat, not bat poop crazy socialist like AOC or Bernie Sanders. I’m not singing her praises, just acknowledging the difference in her manner of speaking and that of the far-left socialists vying for control of the Democrat Party.
The point is that Brazile’s “go to hell” riff was out of character and it points to just how frayed nerves are on the left. The party has reached a fork-in-the-road moment. Do they continue on with the status quo or do they travel down the road towards socialism? The Democrat Establishment – the party of Hillary and Barack Obama – are losing power because the young voters are looking at Bernie and his ilk and they hear what has been taught to them in public schools for two generations. The normalization of socialism is here and it’s up to the traditional Democrats to push back, along with conservative and Republican voters.
Telling the RNC chairwoman to go to hell for stating the obvious is not a good strategy. It’s some one-on-one party chairwoman sparring. Brazile sees herself still in party leadership and McDaniel is in the job as long as President Trump is in office. Brazile took it to a new level, though. It is now hard for her to sit on a panel on FNC and bemoan the language of President Trump or his supporters without looking like just another hypocrite. She already has a lot of baggage, especially that of being the one who gave Hillary Clinton the questions before a debate.