Losing is a time for self-reflection, unless you’re a leftist following the 2016 presidential election.
Rather than try to determine how they were beat by a man that the entire media conspired against when their candidate was the “most qualified candidate in history,” they’ve blamed racism, sexism, and worse.
Perhaps instead of the Democrat establishment picking their candidate, they could’ve allowed their voters to decide. As we all know from the DNC email leaks, the Democrat establishment conspired against Bernie Sanders. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ended up having to step down from her position as chairperson of the DNC as a result of the revelations – but the woman who took her place, Donna Brazile, was hardly any better.
In fact, we later learned that Brazile exploited her position as a CNN contributor to leak debate questions to Hillary ahead of a CNN townhall debate against Bernie.
So while we had hints that the Democrats rigged the primary for Hillary, we’ve never had a bold admission until now.
Tom Perez, who is running to be the next DNC chair, made a shocking statement to a group of Democrats in Kansas that should rock the political world: “We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged and it was. And you’ve got to be honest about it. That’s why we need a chair who is transparent,” Perez said.
Read the statement above again.
Now, read it one more time. That is incredible.
And hilariously, telling the truth was like kryptonite to the establishment… who made Perez apologize for telling it.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez backpedaled late Wednesday after telling a group of Kansas lawmakers earlier in the day that last year’s Democratic primaries were rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Perez made the comments in a meeting with about 20 Kansas lawmakers in which he was making his case to take over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Later on, Perez claimed on Twitter that he “misspoke” about the deck being stacked against Sanders.
I have been asked by friends about a quote and want to be clear about what I said and that I misspoke.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 9, 2017
To be fair, Perez backpedaled and claimed it was all a misunderstanding, and that may be true. But after all we learned from WikiLeaks, are we supposed to believe his initial statement or his apology?
What do you think of this? Was Perez telling the truth about the primary being rigged?