I’ve been actively trying to NOT comment on Donna Brazile’s new book being excerpted everywhere. I have always blamed Brazile for the political malpractice of the Al Gore campaign (it should never have been so close that inbred, idiot, SOB Chimpy McStagger could steal it), and for the campaign picking Traitor Joe to be the VP was just the eff’ing cherry on top.
If you want to think about the anatomy of a fuck-up, all you have to do is note that the Gore campaign, led by Donna Brazile, did not ask for a recount for the entire state of Florida, only for a couple of counties.
And the rest is history.
Thanks a lot, Donna.
I never understood why the Sunday Talkies made her a regular guest, she added nothing, not even comic relief. Her positions are doctrinaire DLC, and those clowns are not even capable of organizing a 1-car funeral procession down main street even using a self-driving car. (See Traitor Joe, above.)
Anyway, today’s book excerpt is eff’ing’ magnificent, as we learn that Brazile wanted to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee:
Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile writes in a new book that she seriously contemplated replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with then-Vice President Biden in the aftermath of Clinton’s fainting spell, in part because Clinton’s campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure.”
[Ed. Brazile has a certain amount of expertise in the odor of failure. But I digress.]
In an explosive new memoir, Brazile details widespread dysfunction and dissension throughout the Democratic Party, including secret deliberations over using her powers as interim DNC chair to initiate the removal of Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) from the ticket after Clinton’s Sept. 11, 2016, collapse in New York City.
Brazile writes that she considered a dozen combinations to replace the nominees and settled on Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), the duo she felt most certain would win over enough working-class voters to defeat Republican Donald Trump. But then, she writes, “I thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do this to them.”
Freaking noble of you, Brazile, not to decree a new nominee who hadn’t even run in the 2016 Goat Rodeo, because women’s feelings would be hurt. You just set feminism back a decade.
But more than that, Cory Booker? Seriously? What, was Traitor Joe suddenly unavailable? You thought of Corey Booker when you thought of working class voters? Wall Street Corey?
Just as a reminder, yesterday’s Brazile bombshell was confirming that the process was rigged (it wasn’t, but she oddly claimed that the same documents signed by both campaigns rigged it, and I might add that these were the same boilerplate documents all the campaigns going all the way back to at least to the, a-hem, Gore campaign), and now today she’s proving it: she was planning on replacing the candidate herself which is the definition of rigging it. Here she goes again:
“Again and again I thought about Joe Biden,” Brazile writes. But, she adds, “No matter my doubts and my fears about the election and Hillary as a candidate, I could not make good on that threat to replace her.”
Anyway, I guess Brazile is never going to work in DC again, so she’s burning that bridge.
Thanks a lot Donna. Your strategic excellence and commitment to party continues apace.
UPDATE 1: Dr. Dean agrees:
Turns out the memo Donna spoke about applied only to the general election. If so then this memo is standard operating procedure for 15 years https://t.co/fsU1kMZoSp
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) November 3, 2017