Dynasty Dies; Democrats Discover Democracy
Earlier today, at a summer meeting in Chicago, the Democrat National Committee voted to change the rules that govern their primary election process. These are the rules which ensured that, despite widespread popular support for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primary, Hillary Clinton's primary victory remained secure. No longer will Democrat party bosses determine the direction their party will take; excited grass-roots voters will make that decision.
The year 2016 proved to be a tipping-point for American democracy. The days of political dynasties have come to an end.
After opening their meeting with prayer, Democrat superdelegates postured themselves in support of the rule change, claiming that it is necessary to restore trust in the Democrat Party. But they are scared—and they should be. At the 2012 Democrat National Convention, the very grass-roots voters these bosses are now empowering nearly shouted down the inclusion of God and the recognition of Jerusalem in their party's political platform.
For the last several years, major victories for the Democrat Party have not been at the ballot box. Most have been at the Supreme Court. Moreover, national election victories have required collusion by media outlets to hide information pertinent to the voting public. This is the dirty little secret about the political party that claims to be democratic: it failed at the ballot box, it depended on the media to dutifully suppress evidence of radicalism, and it relied on party bosses to ensure that the Party had an acceptable facade.
Giving power to grass-roots voters means that the Democrat Party will now openly embrace Socialism, openly support Open Borders, and openly oppose Israel. Pleasantries about the American flag and pre-service prayer, if tolerated at all, will be sidelined. Democrat candidates will no longer have a public face that differs from their private one. And the mainstream media will have nothing to cover up. For the first time in decades, Americans are likely to see the Democrat Party for what it really is. Will they like it?