Oh no, she didn’t! You bet your biscuits she did!
Former Democrat National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, who famously wrote a book detailing how the DNC rigged the 2016 Primary against Bernie Sanders, passed along debate questions to Hillary’s campaign, then joined Team “I’m With Her” has joined Fox News as one of their Democrat political pundits.
Today, on America’s Newsroom, hosts Ed Henry and Sandra Smith played a clip of Ronna McDaniel’s comments about the possibility of the Democrats facing a brokered convention and what that might would do to Bernie’s presidential campaign. McDaniel said that if it is a brokered convention, Super Delegates would tilt the balance away from Bernie. Smith then asked Brazile what her thoughts were.
It didn’t go well.
Brazile lashed out and said that all Republicans should “stay the hell out of our race” because she’s tired of hearing from non-Democrats about the Democrat primary process. She then said that Republicans don’t have the same kind of democracy that’s over on the Democratic side. This is true, and frankly, it should be a point of pride — who the hell wants “democracy” that looks like the Iowa caucuses? And what’s wrong with “winner take all” in a primary?
She went on to say that Ronna was using “Russian talking points” to sow division — and then it got very spicy, “Ronna, go to hell!”
Ed Henry can be heard saying, “Oh, wow!” off-camera.
Brazile continued, “No, go to hell! I’m tired of it, Ed. We’re not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee. If you have the delegates and win, you will win. This notion that somehow or another, Democrats are out there trying to put hurdles or roadblocks before one candidate — that’s stupid!”
Donna Brazile keeping things classy on Fox News this morning: “Ronna [McDaniel], go to hell… go to hell.”
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) March 3, 2020
This particular clip cuts off, but Brazile kept going. Politico covers the rest of her comments:
“They are scared of Democrats coming together to defeat Donald Trump,” she continued. “They need to be focusing on what we’re focusing on in the Democratic Party. And that is preventing foreign interference in our elections. Stop using Russian talking points, Madam Chairwoman. Period. Stop using it.”
McDaniel responded to Brazile’s tantrum on Twitter.
It’s ok, @donnabrazile.
I’d be having a bad day too if my party was still hopelessly divided.
Talk of a brokered convention and the DNC trying to stop Bernie obviously hit a little close to home.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 3, 2020
The idea that speculating that the more moderate Democrats would be uncomfortable with Bolshevik Bernie as the nominee isn’t a “Russian talking point.” It’s called politics.
It’s interesting that Bernie seems to have flip-flopped on what it takes to win. Now that he’s winning the popular vote, but may not win the plurality of delegates, he’s now advocating for the popular vote-winner to take the nomination. It seems that rigging the system in one’s favor is just standard operating procedure for Democrats.
Sanders, who is poised to rack up a substantial number of delegates Tuesday, has also broken with the rest of the Democratic field in declaring that the candidate who achieves the plurality of delegates should become the party’s nominee. Biden, Mike Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren, however, have said the nomination should be awarded to the candidate with the majority of delegates, per party rules that Sanders himself advocated for in 2016.
Meanwhile, the president and his allies have been eager to push the theory that Democratic leaders are seeking to steal the nomination from Sanders — reopening old party wounds from the 2016 Democratic National Convention, which was marred by allegations of anti-Sanders bias.
Brazile’s rant was noted by some big-name right-wingers who noted that she is saying that only Democrats are allowed to comment on the Democratic race.
Brazile also said she’s “pissed” and that only Dems have the right to comment on the Dem race. @GOPChairwoman got the better of her and/or someone’s not happy about the state of her party. https://t.co/LwtRgf5sHj
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 3, 2020
Former chair of the DNC Donna Brazile just told @GOPChairwoman to "Go to hell!" on national TV!
She gets TRIGGERED when Republicans call out the DNC for rigging the primary against Bernie again! pic.twitter.com/FJWzy1hre8
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) March 3, 2020
A great point made by the inestimable Michael Knowles of <em>The Daily Wire.</em>
While everyone is focusing on the unseemliness of telling the @GOPChairwoman to "go to Hell," no one is talking about how @donnabrazile doesn't understand the difference between "infer" and "imply."pic.twitter.com/yCQdelMDZp
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 3, 2020
(I just love his snarky wit!)
Also, Brazile literally wrote a book that the DNC rigged the primary process against Bernie.
We know about the DNC rigging the race against Bernie because you wrote a book about it and did a media tour, @donnabrazile. I’m sure this primary makes you feel like you’re in hell, and while misery loves company, all we can do is offer our sympathies. https://t.co/6ScdUv0fIj
— Richard Walters (@rww_gop) March 3, 2020
You can read excerpts from her book in this related ClashDaily article:
— Jeffrey S. Stein (@JStein_WaPo) November 2, 2017
Codification of massive & disproportionate institutional support for one candidate in exchange for money?https://t.co/MOGkBIoxf4
— Jeffrey S. Stein (@JStein_WaPo) November 3, 2017
But Brazile is standing by her statements and is accusing Ronna McDaniel of throwing shade and insults… which is interesting.
Today, I responded to @GOPChairwoman on the DNC process and her response is to throw shade and insults. Seriously, why don’t she join me in working to protect our elections from foreign interference? Why don’t she work to end the purging of eligible citzens from voting?
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) March 3, 2020
And her Democrat talking point is that any criticism is a Russian talking point. (How original.)
Seriously, I put this facts right out in broad daylight and you thought it was all darkness. No, I will tell you every day to stop using old, useless, flawed talking points created by the Russians to sos chaos and discord. @GOPChairwoman knows better. https://t.co/Zyr6cWgLo6
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) March 3, 2020
“Useless, flawed talking points” she says. That actually sums up the behavior of the Democrats in the Trump era.