Shock waves are ripping through the Democratic Party from Donna Brazile’s book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House.”
Examining the political impact of Donna Brazile’s book under the principle of "nothing happens by accident in Washington, D.C.," illuminates a power struggle over the direction of the Democratic Party and the surfacing of a new leader.
Superficial analysis concludes Brazile wrote the book because she was upset over the way Hillary Clinton’s campaign rigged the Democratic primary and was personally offended by the treatment and lack of respect she received from Clinton’s political agents.
The headline-grabbing news ignores the political agenda behind the book, which encompasses at least three important goals making Brazile an important power player to rescue the party from threats from the extreme left and discontent from the crucial black female vote.
First, remove Hillary Clinton from the political stage. Following Clinton’s embarrassing loss to Trump, the former Secretary of State is sucking all the oxygen from the political room through the publicity she generated from her book tour.
By remaining in the political limelight, Clinton keeps Democrats locked in a losing past and prevents new faces from getting face time with the media.
In addition, Clinton’s visibility provided her political opponents, including President Trump, an endless supply of material to mock her with on social media, including Twitter.
A Politico story, “Democrats dread Hillary’s book tour,” captured the sentiment of Democrats, including Senators, former campaign workers, and political reporters that criticized Clinton’s book tour.
Brazile is essentially using her book as a two-by-four to knock Clinton off the political stage.
Second, by writing the book Brazile is surfacing as a power broker in the party where she can push the control of the DNC to the Democratic establishment and away from the extreme left-wing of the political left led by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
In the book, Brazile wrote she was upset about the way Clinton rigged the primary and was apprehensive to explain the details to Sanders.
Yet, when push came to shove, Brazlie was all-in with the establishment part of the Democratic Party with her full support of Clinton.
Brazile was not concerned about fairness to Sanders when she fed questions to the Clinton campaign before a CNN primary debate during the primary.
She obtained debate questions while serving as a CNN contributor and lost that job as a result of cheating to help the establishment candidate over the outsider Sanders.
Also in the book, Brazile mentions she considered a last-minute effort to replace Clinton and former Vice Presidential Candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Despite Sanders strong effort against the Clinton political machine during the primary, Brazile was contemplating dumping the upstart candidate with an establishment ticket.
Finally, Brazile is the ideal person to repair the damage that Clinton and the DNC did to female black voters.
Black females represent a significant and loyal voting bloc for Democrats and this important group feels ignored by Democrat leaders.
The 2017 Power of the Sister Vote poll from Black Women’s Roundtable and Essence magazine found the Democratic Party support from black women fell 11 percent.
Discontent from black women is an emerging threat for Democrats since 94 percent voted for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
A group of politically active black women wrote to DNC Chairman Tom Perez in an open letter criticizing him for ignoring them despite their loyalty to Democrats.
The letter said, “The Democratic Party has a real problem. The data reveals that Black women voters are the very foundation of a winning coalition, yet most Black voters feel like the Democrats take them for granted. The Party’s foundation has a growing crack and if it is not addressed quickly, the Party will fall even further behind and ultimately fail in its quest to strengthen its political prospects.”
With the launch of her book and the tremendous national attention it received, Donna Brazile suddenly becomes the savior of the Democratic Party establishment by getting rid of Hillary Clinton, moving the party back to its establishment core, and pacifying the black women vote.
The question remains, is former President Obama pulling Brazile’s strings and orchestrating her moves?
Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Conservative Review. As a columnist he has written for Townhall.com, The Washington Times, Newsmax magazine, and also hosts radio programs on SiriusXM Patriot with his wife Deneen Borelli. Dr. Borelli has appeared on numerous television programs on Newsmax TV, Fox News, Fox Business and TheBlaze. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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