The ghost of Hillary Clinton had something to say in California this week:
“I get the nomination. So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. I mean, it was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.”
Add to her long, sad laundry list of people and organizations to blame for her loss is the Democratic National Committee itself? Despite the fact that leaked emails prove top DNC officials mocked Hillary’s lone rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, during the primary campaign? That the purportedly neutral organization openly conspired to stack the deck against him in her favor?
Her deplorable utterances this week demonstrate why the country has the leadership it currently has. And now the DNC has a class action lawsuit to fight off (charging fraud, deception, and negligence during the 2016 primaries*), when its real work should be supporting candidates that might re-balance the single-party juggernaut running Washington right now.
I don’t care that FDR and JFK were Democrats, that Abe and Teddy were Republicans. The party means nothing. The character of the individuals leading the party is what matters. And right now it’s clear that the character of our party leaders is nothing less than deplorable.
*An attorney backing the suit has demanded the DNC repay its donors and Sanders supporters for contributions made throughout the election, citing a misappropriation of public funds.