The Woman’s National Democratic Club (DNC) gave Hilary Clinton the Democratic Woman of the Year award. This is the same day that Donna Brazile detailed how Hilary Clinton manipulated her way to the top of the DNC. Ms. Brazile took over the DNC after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was removed for improprieties during the primary elections that have been alleged to steal the Presidential nomination from Bernie Sanders.
The DNC was broke and had a $2,000,000 debt. President Obama’s 2012 campaign left the DNC with a $24,000,000 debt with $15,000,000 in bank debt and more than $8,000,000 of debt to 2012 campaign vendors. The Clinton campaign and the Victory Fund, retired 80% of the debt in 2016. Brazile wrote in Politico: "When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America."
"The agreement--signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias--specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party's finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff," she said. "The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings."
According to Wikipedia, the Victory Fund was managed Elizabeth Jones, who was at that time the Clinton campaign treasurer. She had sole discretion for the timing of money transfers from the Victory Fund. Bernie Sanders' campaign criticized the Fund and alleged that Clinton’s campaign was looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign.
I believe a case can be made that the DNC felt it owed Clinton for bailing them out of such an onerous debt. The agreement with the campaign and the DNC where the Clinton campaign has control of the strategy and the money raised and also final say as to who gets hired. Based on this agreement I can see no other conclusion than Clinton and the DNC colluded to rig the primary election.
Giving her this award is beyond anything that can be expressed in writing. The scandals attributed to her going back to before her husband’s run for president are legion. Being a Republican Goldwater Girl fighting to maintain segregation, championing a very harsh bill for mandatory sentencing, Whitewater, Benghazi, the email server scandal. The deal to sell a significant portion of U.S. uranium to Russia. This is far from an exhaustive list.
This award that should be for those women who are a shining beacon for the next generation. Women who have integrity and honor who have helped build up the Democratic Party and unite the citizens. Not a woman who called everyone who supported Candidate Trump a deplorable and not a divisive force defending terrorist organizations and a religion that executes members of the LGBT community while she claims to support the LGBT communities and Women’s rights. Not someone telling the country we need more un-vetted immigrants and more intrusive laws to remove our remaining freedoms to have everyone reliant on the government for their safety.
As Benjamin Franklin said “a man who trades his freedom for security deserves neither.”