The Democratic Insider Machine’s pushing of sorta senile Biden against socialist Sanders is quite breathtaking.
But that isn’t even the entirety of the Machine’s anti-democratic agenda.
“The establishment narrative warfare against [Representative Tulsi] Gabbard’s campaign dwarfs anything we’ve seen against Sanders,” writes Caitlin Johnstone on her popular blog, “and the loathing and dismissal they’ve been able to generate have severely hamstrung her run.”
No kidding. But why would the Machine prefer Sanders over Gabbard?
“It turns out that a presidential candidate can get away with talking about economic justice and plutocracy when it comes to domestic policy,” Ms. Johnstone goes on, “and some light dissent on matters of foreign policy will be tolerated, but aggressively attacking the heart of the actual bipartisan foreign policy consensus will get you shut down, smeared and shunned like nothing else.”
This pro-war, anti-Tulsi agenda was seen right after SuperTuesday.
You see, Representative Gabbard got a delegate, from American Samoa (where Michael Bloomberg’s vast fortune also nabbed a delegate). And, by the rules that have been followed so far, a delegate gets you onto the big debate stage.
But almost immediately, word from the Democratic National Committee hit the Twittersphere: “We have two more debates — of course the threshold will go up. By the time we have the March debate, almost 2,000 delegates will be allocated. The threshold will reflect where we are in the race, as it always has.”
The DNC — the Machine — is rewriting the rules.
Tulsi must not speak.
Even if her competence and ecumenical appeal might actually save the Democratic Party, were her name to replace Biden and Sanders in the second or third voting round of a contested convention.
Such a fierce opponent of regime-change wars is obviously unacceptable to the Machine.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.