The Democratic National Committee has had a rough year. In what was supposed to be a smooth coronation year for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the road has instead been rocky and rough. Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders instead ruined the coronation on parade by putting up a strong grassroots push. Despite longstanding suspicions that there was something foul afoot, the idea that the DNC under Debbie Wasserman Schultz was swaying the primary in a certain direction remained a mere conspiracy theory.
The famous transparency website threw a curveball when it dumped almost twenty thousand e-mails between top party officials, including Wasserman Schultz. Among other things, it revealed a clear bias against Senator Sanders in the primary.
One would think Democrats, who generally express support for democracy and equality, would be calling out the implications of the e-mail communications. If we are to truly embrace equality, all should have an equal chance at winning. The same could be said of democracy. Is it really a fair democracy one party has an edge over another?
Democratic National Committee staffers also referred to Hispanic outreach as “taco bowl engagement” and declared that Latinos were “brand loyal customers.” Not only are these statements derogatory and wrong, they’re also racist. Given the Democrats have widely attacked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for allegedly being racist, it would seem obvious they would speak out against this.
The silence along is revealing, but their diversion tactics are also interesting. The way the left is attempting to distract from the issue is by pointing fingers at Russia, claiming that the hacks are a product of Russian intelligence and that this is Russia trying to tamper with U.S. elections. There have long been conspiracy theories about a connection between Trump and the Russians, but now the theories seem to run even deeper.
The problem here is even with all the conspiracy theories about Russia and Russian involvement, the Democratic Party has just nominated a candidate with deep ties to Saudi Arabia. The human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia are numerous, including prosecuting citizens for being homosexual and even executing homosexual citizens for the act of coming out of the closet. Women also don’t have equal rights and are often mistreated.
It’s also been revealed that Saudi Arabia had connections to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
It’s disturbing how the Democratic Party continues to insist on playing politics instead of doing the right thing. Instead of speaking up for fairness in the primaries or disavowing racism, many leaders in the Democratic Party are remaining silent on the revelations regarding the Democratic National Committee. Worse, while they nominate a candidate with ties to a country that has connections to the 9/11 hijackers, they attempt to play up a conspiracy theory involving a country that didn’t slaughter innocent American lives.
Did Russia hack the leaked information? Are they behind WikiLeaks? The bigger question is: Does it matter? The truth is the the truth, no matter who offers it. At the end, this reflects a growing resistance among Democrats to the fact that their leadership is full of racist hatred and biased controls. Instead of focusing on the truth about their party’s leadership, they deflect from the issue with fearmongering about Russia.