Former DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Glides to Primary Victory

Establishment Fends Off Populist Insurgency

by Bric Butler

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Chairwoman of the DNC,  just months ago was the woman who had to resign in disgrace. Her resignation came after Wikileaks released multiple emails between her and other members of the Democratic Party that revealed she was using her influence to further the Clinton campaign by helping facilitate political attacks on Bernie Sanders.

She was so unpopular at the convention (which began only hours after the emails were released), that she was booed off the stage at a meeting of the Florida delegation. She was also discharged of her duty to open the convention out of fear a similar scene would replay itself on the convention floor to a much larger media audience.

Her political career seemed to be finished, especially now, because she would have to face a candidate endorsed by the wildly popular Bernie Sanders, Tim Canova, in a primary challenge for her congressional seat. Yet the establishment doesn’t fall from power easily. Last night, she cake-walked to a primary victory with nearly 57% of the 23rd district’s votes.

This was a crushing defeat for Sanders’s supporters in Florida and around the nation. Already dismayed by the establishment’s Hillary Clinton wrestling away the nomination for the presidency, they were hoping they might find some consolation in a victory over the woman that was a major asset for Clinton during the primaries. Yet they lost, so Schultz can go on having a job in the United States Congress. If she is somehow defeated by her general election Republican challenger, I’m sure she will find a great new job in the likely event of a second Clinton White House.

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