Revelations over the past two days have permanently removed any lingering doubts I may have harbored (which, admittedly, were none) over the extent to which political elites blatantly and quite purposely prevent ANY challenges whatsoever to UniParty rule.
The first came Wednesday evening, when a highly trusted source informed me that administrators of primary ballot access in several states with so-called “closed” primaries require candidates to swear a pledge to support the eventual nominee of the party under whose banner they run.
So for example, if I, a lifelong Independent, decided to register as a D… De… well, you know (can’t bring myself even to type it) and run against Obama in the party primary in, say, Texas – I’d have to make a loyalty oath to the Democratic Party leadership. Were I even to suggest, out on the campaign trail, that I’d break with the party – for example, that I might throw my support to a third-party or Indie candidate instead of the certain-to-be-”nominated” president – I would be removed from the ballot. Party leadership in other states require similar oaths.
That’s right. Here. In America. Where public funds pay for the administration of “the parties’” primaries.
But wait! (as they say on the Ginsu Knife commercials) – THERE’S MORE.
Thursday morning, Jill Stein’s campaign for the Green Party presidential nomination sent out an “emergency” email.
Ohio’s political establishment cut a deal last week. They changed the deadline for submitting signatures to get on the presidential primary ballot from March of next year to December 30th. This means that Ohio Greens have only eight days to get Jill Stein’s [name] on the presidential primary ballot. [Emphasis theirs.]
That was Thursday, so OH Greens are now down to six days, and over the holidays to boot – when just days before, they had 90 days to get the job done.
So how about you? Do you hold any lingering belief that the UniParty has any interest whatsoever in real democracy?