Yes, Virginia, the fix is in…

Posted: 02/12/2016 in Screwed
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If you weren’t bothered by Hillary Clinton getting half of her Iowa delegates via coin tosses,  you probably won’t care that, after losing New Hampshire big time, she still got plenty of delegates that will vote for her via the “Super Delegate” system.  Hillary also gained several “extra” delegates from the Iowa Caucus the same way, but at least she did win that particular contest.  In the primaries yet to come, most (hundreds) of the super delegates have already said they’ll be supporting Hillary.

For those of you who don’t know, super delegates are basically free-ranging delegates that can vote for anyone they wish, rather than for the candidate that wins the primary.  Because super delegates generally vote for the establishment supported candidate, it’s pretty obvious that the whole system came into being for the sole purpose of ensuring that non-establishment candidates don’t have a snowball’s chance of winning the convention’s nomination no matter what the popular vote says.  This lovely little trick is brought to you via the Democratic Party.  (Not even the Republicans have tried to sideline democracy that much.)

“But wait!” I can hear you say.  “What about Barack Obama when he ran against Hillary Clinton?”  Yes, it’s true, Hillary was the establishment choice back then — at least at first.  But that was before Obama made all those back-room deals with the powers-that-be.  You say you don’t believe that Barack Obama made “deals” with the establishment before the election 8 years ago?  Then please explain how it is that a man who ran on a platform more progressive than Bernie Sanders’ managed to get most of the super delegate votes?  And surely you don’t believe it’s just a coincidence that Obama turned out to be a moderate Republican once he hit office?

Yeah, I thought that’d slow you down.

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