By Michael Hernandez
The Iowa Democratic Party responsible for the Iowa Democrat Caucus—which was a disaster because of lack of reporting timely results—shows that they are just like Democrat House Manager Adam Schiff and cannot be trusted.
Let’s examine what transpired on Monday in both the State of Iowa and in the U.S. Senate Chamber during closing arguments made in the impeachment proceedings to see how they are so alike and can’t be trusted.
Iowa Democrat Caucus:
First of all, a caucus is different than a primary (which tallies votes) because in a caucus, a political party selects delegates to a convention based on preferences for candidates running for office.
Second, the Iowa Republican Caucus was uncontested and ran smoothly with Republican delegates selected to represent President Donald J. Trump. This is to be contrasted to the disastrous “no reported results” from the Democrat Iowa Caucus.
National Public Radio reported that as of three weeks ago the Democrat candidates had spent (not counting Super Pac spending) $48 million. MSN News reported that as of one day ago, the advertising amount for both parties in television advertisements had grown to $69 million plus.
The Iowa Democrat Caucus changed its caucus to implement a new reporting application developed by Shadow, a Democrat-affiliated technology company operated by Gerard Niemira (a former Hillary Clinton campaign official) who according to the mission statement on its website is “to build political power for the progressive movement b developing affordable and easy-to-use tools.” The company was launched in 2019 by ACRONYM, a Democratic non-profit group whose affiliated political action committee has supported progressive candidates across the country.
President Donald J. Trump tweeted that the Iowa Caucus “was an unmitigated disaster.” Meanwhile, South Bend (Indiana) Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed victory. Some from the Bernie Sanders political camp were saying that the lack of immediately reported results was due to “political bias” by the Democrat elites who oppose his candidacy.
While we will never really know what happened in the Iowa Democrat Caucus and while some may question the results once they are officially announced—what must be asked is: “Can the Democrat Party be trusted with moving forward on national issues if they fail so miserably with a technology app in a relatively low populated state?
Interestingly enough, another top Clinton campaign official, Robby Mook, was part of the project Defending Digital Democracy (DDD)—an initiative aimed at protecting elections from cyber attack—that tested the Shadow application prior to its use on Monday.
Ironically, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Iowa Democratic Party refused an offer by the Department of Homeland Security to conduct security testing on the election app. The Nevada State Caucus is now re-considering whether to use the app during it caucus on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The fiasco has caused some in the Democratic Party to call for the resignation of Democratic Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez.
Adam Schiff Closing Remarks at Senate impeachment proceedings
“If the abuse of power is not impeachable…(President) Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country” said House Manager Adam Schiff in his closing remarks at the Senate impeachment proceedings.
Is this absurd, bizarre and twisted comment worthy of consideration from our U.S. Senators? No wonder, the U.S. Senate will be voting to acquit the president during its Wednesday vote on impeachment. Someone needs to run against California Congressman Adam Schiff (D-28th District) and remove him from office.
Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He has worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].
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