If you've been reading my buddy Jaime's blog, you'll know that Vero won all the votes to be had at the Westside Democrats anointment party and Dori murdered a defenseless child in front of the crowd as her opening statement. Or at least, that's how Jaime saw it.
(Thank you to all the people who emailed me to set the record straight.)
The one thing about Senator Bernie Sanders that made him an easy guy to beat in the primary was that he wasn't familiar with how the Democrats do things internally. Sanders calls himself and "independent" and caucuses with the Democrats on legislative matters. He had never swam in their political pool with them and thus he ended up drowning in it.
The "big tent" brand the Democrats have sold for decades is a farce. A guy like Sanders was not welcome. Their leadership and direction is a foregone conclusion. It's already been decided. If you're a Democrat, you have no say. You just show up, give money and make noise for the person they tell you to make noise for. Hillary was anointed and damn you if you disagreed.
Stick with me, I'm going somewhere with this...
Sanders and his followers made a big push to have his face be the new Democratic brand. There's really no difference between Sanders and Hillary when it comes to policy. They just revealed their goals to Americans in different ways. Sanders came right out and told you all the socialist thoughts running through his little brain. Hillary disguised those same thoughts with identity politics and so called "narratives." You weren't supposed to be voting for Hillary based on what she could do for you. You were to vote for the story, or narrative, you liked best about Hillary.
Sanders gathered a lot of support. Nobody cared for the Hillary narrative all of a sudden. They liked the clarity Sanders provided. Hillary's anointment seemed to be in trouble. But, in reality it wasn't. Why? Because Democrats have setup their system of anointing their leaders so that even if it becomes a race, they've got trap doors and shortcuts to make sure the right person wins. I don't have to tell you what they did to Sanders - it's well documented.
The fallout of the sabotaging of Sanders was that many Americans started to see the Democratic party process as dirty. Americans started to ask themselves - "if they are that dirty and underhanded/corrupt with their own process, how bad will they be when elected and given power over everything?"
Things are no different on the local level. In El Paso Vero has been anointed. She was named the next congressional representative from El Paso long before anyone thought of holding an election for the seat. And just in case there was a Sanders-like interruption, the local party structure built in some failsafes to insure her anointment.
Dori, being a newcomer, has no idea how the complicated, corrupt system works because she has not been anointed. It doesn't matter how popular she is, she can't win because she's playing with a separate set of rules. As shown by the Westside Democrat endorsement.
You see, the Westside Democrats aren't really a thing. They are a loosey-goosey group of about 25 hardcore liberal elite rich people who believe in things like 63 different genders and the depopulation of the earth starting with white males. The rules for their endorsement is that they take a vote of those who attend the debate that day and whoever gets the most votes wins.
There were a lot more than 25 people there at the debate. Vero's crew knew they needed to bring a bunch of people with them to make sure they won the vote. There was no verification of those present being Westsiders, Democrats or even registered voters. If you were in the room, your vote counted. Dori's people didn't know this. Vero's people did. Vero pulled a Hillary on Dori by stocking the room with her votes in order to insure a win and endorsement.
What's funny is how many votes Dori and the other challengers actually got considering Vero's campaign set the whole thing up for her to win. What should have been a unanimous vote for Vero turned out to be anything but that. That has to be a little scary... when you cheat and you don't win by a lot because the other side is just that good... you have to wonder if there's something real going on.
The bottom line is that Vero is doing what Hillary did and you have to ask yourself if that's the kind of representation you want. What happens once she's anointed? If you're not in her court then you are a nobody with no resources to affect change in your own city. Why do you think guys like Jaime got in line behind Vero even though her policy is 180 degrees from his? He knows damn well he'd be nothing if he wasn't on her side. Plus, she's paying him. Money is good to have.
So the next time someone yells that "Dori isn't a Democrat," I want you to ask yourself - Who else would be allowed to be a Democrat under the rules in place? Nobody. Not even you. The only Democrat is the anointed one. You're only welcome to show up, pay up and root for the preselected candidate. The Democratic process has nothing to do with being a Democrat.
This week I'll reveal the Vero narrative using her campaign website. Hopefully it will be lots of laughs. You'll begin to see the parallels between Hillary and Vero and the narrative game they play.