U.S. Democratic Party Leadership Moves to Rig Presidential Nomination for Biden — Again!
The announcement last week that President Joe Biden will run for reelection in November 2024 was expected to improve his standing in the polls. Instead, the opposite happened: Biden’s support among Democrats fell by 5%, while support for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. jumped 5%, reaching 19%. When the 9% who favor Marianne Williamson is added to the latter, more than one-quarter of Democrats polled would prefer someone other than Biden. This shift has occurred even as the mainstream media dismisses Kennedy as an “anti-vax” candidate, while failing to cover his substantive criticism of Biden’s efforts to affect regime change in Russia, through rejecting negotiations and continuing the flow of arms and money to Kyiv’s neo-Nazi regime, in support of a permanent war.
Kennedy has described his mission as “to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism….” He identified the corporate cartels that back Biden as those which intend “to prolong the war.” New polls show that support for Biden’s war policy dropped in the last months from 60% to 48%.
To protect the chances of the incumbent President, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is resorting to tactics employed to gain the nomination for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and for Biden himself in 2020, that is, rigging the process. Two measures have been adopted to that end: 1/ the DNC will sponsor no debates prior to the nominating convention, fearful that Biden will be exposed as incapable of leading the country for four more years; 2/ the order of the state primary elections will be changed, to put states believed to be solid for Biden up front.
This means that for the first time in five decades, Iowa and New Hampshire will not be the first states to choose delegates to the nominating convention. In 2020, Biden finished fourth in Iowa and fifth in New Hampshire. A weak showing this time, as an incumbent, could finish off his candidacy. South Carolina, which he won handily in 2020, has been moved to be the first primary contest.
In 2016 and 2020, the DNC intervened directly to defeat the insurgent candidacy of Bernie Sanders. In a legal suit pending, which was subsequently brought by supporters of Sanders, the DNC is arguing that the party is a “private corporation” and can change the rules if it wishes – in effect, there is no legal right to a fair and impartial election process.
Those bringing the suit point out that the last time the party took this position was in 1944, when party leaders argued that they could exclude African-Americans from participating in “their primary”. This argument was rejected by the Supreme Court then. Applying such tactics today would further weaken support for Biden today, especially among the African-American voters.
Given that Kennedy is making the issue war or peace, and ending the control over U.S. policy by the “Military-Industrial Complex”, exposing the corrupt DNC can help build momentum for a new peace movement in the U.S.