The DNC does not have the people’s best interests in mind – by Emily Delbecq

Robert's Rules of OrderThe DNC has sparked something they wished to smother. After Saturday’s convention in Nevada, most every delegate who had attended in support of Bernie Sanders, including myself, had gone with the mindset that if Hillary Clinton won Nevada, and ultimately the Democratic nomination, fairly, then we would of course support her in order to retain democratic power in the White House. However, our voices were belligerently neglected, our votes overruled despite the room being split in half between Hillary and Bernie delegates. The DNC does not have the people’s best interests in mind. Instead, they are willing to maintain the political status quo by disregarding the rules, creating their own, and attempted to strangle the voices of those who demanded the process be conducted properly. I now realize that a vote for Hillary Clinton at any time is as bad as a vote for Trump. She condones such conduct because it directly benefits her campaign. Despite what mass media is reporting in this country, Hillary did NOT win Nevada, not by the rules anyway.

Members of the Chair, especially Roberta Lange, never followed the proper procedure in counting delegates and carrying motions. We had to fight to be heard the entire convention, and in the end Roberta Lange disregarded the Bernie’s obvious win and adjourned the event without a majority vote. She then proceeded to leave the building and left the police in her place in an attempt to dishearten Bernie supporters and Millennials.
But what this has done is ignite the need for a political revolution even further. Before you think it is only going to be the choice between Hillary and Trump, and Hillary as the lesser of two evils, reconsider this entirely. There is a rift within the Democratic Party, and if half is for Bernie Sanders then this, including the copious amount of Americans who are either not registered to vote or are registered as independents and therefore cannot partake in the primaries, there are plenty of people to put Bernie Sanders, the only candidate willing to rebel against the political machine, in the White House.
We must stand together and never buy the lies fed to us about which candidate has the greatest chance of winning the democratic nomination. If Hillary Clinton wins, it will not have been the majority of the American people who put her there, and this is not the definition of democracy. So many in power are readily sold to the highest bidder, and it is for this reason that the middle class and working poor continue to live without much hope for bettering their lives without ending up in thousands of dollars in students debt or forever working at a low-paying job which only benefits those at the highest positions.
Now I will never give Hillary my vote and neither will myriad Americans who are beginning to see how deeply corrupt the democratic party is. Social media is the people’s media, as we do not have established power and millions of dollars to lose like the major new networks do. Instead, we risk the loss of an opportunity to change our country for the better, ensuring the citizens are the American government’s top priority, not its means of maintaining the oligarchy.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mr. Militant Negro
    May 16, 2016 @ 21:13:08

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  2. Gracielynn Schofield
    May 17, 2016 @ 03:24:01

    Well said. I am in the exact spot. I too was willing to vote for Hillary, if Sanders could not win the nomination. I was however expecting a fair chance. I live in the state of Washington. About a week after our Democratic caucus, I sat down and went through all of the state primaries. I noted that Sanders had won 11 of the 13 caucuses. I wondered at the time if that was because it would be harder to corrupt a caucus, right under the noses of the public. I guess Nevada showed everyone how that is done! I guess the whole belief that we live in a democracy is a big sham. I think maybe America deserves Trump for allowing this to happen.

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