December 18, 2015

Why does the DNC and DWS hate Bernie Sanders?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
First, both the Democratic National Committee and its chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz do hate the Bernie Sanders campaign, if not Sanders as an individual. Let's not even argue that. He's peeing on the coronation parade, and showing how much of an establishment candidate Hillary Clinton is.

A Sanders staffer was fired Wednesday for allegedly accessing Hillary Clinton campaign information from Democratic National Committee databases.

That said, as Sanders threatens a federal lawsuit, as reported by many sites, the DNC's vendor for this, NGP VAN, has had repeated data breaches. (Update: That's perhaps not true; but, still. Along with that note, here's what was actually downloaded.)

Update, 5:15 p.m.: As promised, Team Sanders has filed that lawsuit.

Update, 11:45 p.m.: CNN reports a deal has been reached between the Sanders campaign and the DNC. Sanders manager Larry Weaver speaks about reported past NGP VAN data breaches.

Per that leak, the staffer explains his motivations:
ABC News spoke to Josh Uretsky, the Sanders campaign staffer who was fired after viewing Clinton campaign data. 
Uretsky said he was trying to investigate the data issue, to see what information was vulnerable on their end, so he could adequately report it to the software company. He said his team did not export any data. He said he intentionally left a record of what he was doing in the system and did not try to hide his actions.

Plausible, since the Sanders campaign says it doesn't care about Clinton's data. 

Update, 9:20 p.m. Dec. 21. NGP VAN says no, none, zip, zilch data was compromised. That's on its blog. Hey, DWS? Time for a fucking apology.

Also plausible that, per the New York Times piece, Sanders just got the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America and Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who's been a mix of a general neolib clusterfuck and an in-the-tank Clintonite clusterfuck, is trying to bury that news.

More proof DWS and the DNC hate Bernie?

Why are Dems having a presidential debate on the Saturday before Christmas? That is certainly an attempt to bury it.

Hence, my brilliant idea, first posted on Twitter. Maybe she and fellow neoliberal Clintonite (and Dear Leader pal) clusterfuck Rahm Emanuel could change jobs.

At the same time, even as word has come out that Bernie pulled a "negative" ad from running, he needs to get more "negative" on Hillary's Wall Street ties. Brains has the details.

Bernie, you'd better "go negative." Hillary definitely is.

The nut graf in his piece is that, per a new poll, while 60 percent of Sanders backers will support Clinton in the general election, 40 percent won't.

Go Greens. Go Jill Stein.

And, it's nice that Sanders filed the lawsuit. Too bad he's already promised not to run an independent campaign.

Go Greens.

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