The party set aside 712 superdelegates, who ultimately would decide the nomination if the rank-and-file tried to nominate the wrong person. Almost one in ten of these superdelegates were lobbyists for such groups as Goldman Sachs and Planned Parenthood.
From the Washington Examiner:
At least 63 of 712 superdelegates were registered at some point as lobbyists on the state or federal level, according to an analysis conducted this year by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Sunlight Foundation.
These individuals represented interests that span across big banks, healthcare insurers, the telecommunications industry and unions, including Goldman Sachs and Planned Parenthood.
The list includes former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who is currently registered for the healthcare insurance company Aetna, former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, a registered lobbyist with the Gephardt Group and former DNC General Chairman and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who was registered for Ballard Spahr LLP as recently as 2012.
Sunlight also found an additional 32 individuals it classified as "shadow lobbyists," which it says are superdelegates who "aren't officially registered as lobbyists, but are heavily involved in the influence industry."
This group includes the likes of former Vermont Gov. and DNC Chairman Howard Dean, who is a "senior adviser" for Dentons, a law firm.Goldman Sachs invests in people -- powerful people -- politicians in both parties.
This is not new. This is how political parties used to run, by men in smoke-filled backrooms deciding the fate of the nation. We became enlightened in the 1970s and switched to primaries and caucuses. Now dark forces on both sides -- Hillary and Ted Cruz in particular (remember Colorado) -- wish to return to that.
Besides being untrustworthy lawyers, what else do Hillary and Cruz share in common? Goldman Sachs. His wife works for them. What did I say earlier?
Trump may be our last hope. I wish there were someone better. But if he loses, the nefarious forces who now back Hillary will sweep back in and demand Republicans bring back the superdelegates. That's the whole game behind Never Trump.
I mean the organized Never Trump movement, not individuals who cannot stand the man.
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