Keller @ Large: New Book Shows Why Voters Were Fed Up With Democrats

BOSTON (CBS) – I sometimes get emails after I’ve said something critical about the president from rabid Trump supporters who want to know – why aren’t you criticizing Obama, or Hillary Clinton?

Because they’re not in power…and Trump is?

Anyway, angry Trump fans, this commentary is for you.

You may recall how longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile was called in to run the Democratic National Committee after chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz left in disgrace, amid allegations she stacked the primary deck to help her buddy Clinton and hurt Bernie Sanders.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (Photo credit GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images)

In her new book Brazile confirms that’s exactly what happened.

She found that the Clinton campaign had taken over control of a party that was supposed to be neutral in the primary phase back in 2015, with disastrous consequences.

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Donna Brazile (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazile also notes that President Obama – who installed Wasserman Schultz as party chair and ignored repeated calls for her removal – left the party $24 million in debt. She describes his oversight of the party as “neglect.”

In a way, this is nothing new.

Anyone who ever saw Wasserman Schultz in action knew she was one of the worst mediocrities in American politics.

Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and control-freak behavior is legendary.

And the collapse of Democratic power at the state and local level during the Obama years told it all about his self-centered political behavior.

No wonder so many voters were fed up and open to electing an incompetent successor.

Uh-oh.

Here come more of those emails.

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  1. Nothing new her, Jon, except these questions:

    Where were you when this all started to blow up in the Democrats faces last summer? It’s not as if this was all pretty much known at that time. How come it has taken you more than a year to address the subject substantively?

    And what about the interesting revelation yesterday that the Russians gamed the Twitter audience into that protests in New York and Washington that you and your colleagues felt were so important right after Trumps election? Were you and your colleagues played as fools because of your unfettered bias?

    The Russians played an old martial arts trick on you…The let your own momentum do the work after they put you over the fulcrum that they created.

    Time to sharpen your game, sir. You’ve been powned…

    Again.

  2. Lar McCully says:

    I like to think “becoming competent” is where he is now.

  3. These are some of the criticisms that non-Obama supporters and non-Clinton supporters were saying all the time. These criticizers, if they were on the right, were called evil Republicans that wanted to push granny off a cliff. The ones on the left were immature, irrational Bernie communists.

    Now it’s our chance to say “I told you so”.

    To paraphrase a famous quote: “The Democratic Party acted stupidly”.

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