Great article explaining how big money determines the Democrat candidate – not popular vote
Observer.com: How the DNC Helps Clinton Buy Off Superdelegates
As floodgates open to donations from special interests, the future of the party is auctioned to the highest bidder
Although Ms. Clinton still significantly outpaces Mr. Sanders when it comes to endorsements from superdelegates, those endorsements will have to switch to Mr. Sanders if he continues to win more delegates from the popular vote. Otherwise, the Democratic Party risks rupturing over the controversy that would ensue if the nomination was determined by superdelegates rather than American voters identifying as democrats.
A joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign and the DNC—called the Hillary Victory Fund—raised $26.9 million as of December 31, 2015, much of which has gone directly to the DNC and other Democratic candidates across the country. Thirty-three state Democratic parties signed pacts with Ms. Clinton’s campaign, meaning she is essentially buying support from Democratic leaders around the country. In short, the Clinton campaign controls the money and decides which states receive it after the campaign and the DNC get their cut. According to Bloomberg, New Hampshire received $124,000, where six out of six superdelegates supported Ms. Clinton while over 60 percent of the primary vote favored Mr. Sanders. Nevada and South Carolina also have pacts with the Hillary Victory Fund, where Ms. Clinton has already won support from three of Nevada’s eight superdelegates and three out of South Carolina’s six superdelegates.
The superdelegate system was enacted in the 1980s to give the Democratic Establishment more influence in determining the party’s presidential nominee, and as the DNC opens the floodgates to donations from special interests, the future of the party is auctioned off to the highest bidder. Unless Mr. Sanders can overcome the financial obstacles set by the Democratic National Committee to win the nomination, campaign finance reform and removing big money from politics will be a fantasy kept alive only on the party’s fringes.
How stupid does a person who is not member of the ripping-off class need to be to read something like this and still believe Hillary when she says she will reign in Wall Street? That she is not at their service against the little people? That she is not controlled by special interests? That Democrats are the party to defend minority interests? I still haven’t read any explanation as to why so many black voters are voting for Hillary. Maybe it’s because they don’t read. They just watch reality TV, comedy shows, and believe everything their “bought-off” leaders tell them. That could explain it.
Really, American elections are like an enormous teaching moment of why such a system is a failure in terms of being a real democracy. The US is a fascist oligarchy, a Kabuki theater, a lesson in how easy it is to manipulate hundreds of millions of people – even in the age of the most advanced and ubiquitous means of mass communications – but certainly not a functioning democracy.
The next time Americans say, “We need to invade this country to institute democracy,” people need to reply, “Well go ahead and invade your own country first – because you certainly don’t have it.”