Feminist fascism–or Hillary fascism?
It's hard to say.
Here's the Associated Press report:
A complaint to the Democratic National Convention says two male Vermont delegates were replaced by women in the name of "gender balance" and without adequate due process.
The complaint, filed by 21 Vermont Democrats including 16 women, says the national party this month strong armed the state party to replace Vermont Sen. Tim Ashe and party stalwart Ken Dean, although Dean and Ashe were elected June 11. Dean is among the 21 complainants; Ashe is not.
Mandatory "Gender balance" in a party primary where the voters ought to be able to decide for themselves what sort of gender ratio they'd like for their delegates is your basic iron-fist feminism. But there's a twist: The Vermont delegation as it stands–including Ashe and Dean–is overwhelmingly pro-favorite son Bernie Sanders, with 22 of the 26 pledged to the Vermont senator.
And how's this for alleged high-handedness?
"The DNC's tactics were designed to strong-arm the Vermont Democratic Party: the party was ordered to act within 24 hours, the party was threatened with the loss of 5 delegate seats, the loss of hotel rooms and the password necessary for convention logistics," the complaint says. "The Vermont delegation was given no time to work together to explore other ways, other solutions, to abate the gender imbalance."
And how about this?
The four Clinton supporters are superdelegates Sen. Patrick Leahy, Gov. Peter Shumlin, former Gov. Howard Dean and national committee member Billi Gosh.
Ken Dean said the real imbalance wasn't with elected delegates but superdelegates, who are elected officials and party leaders. Eight of 10 Vermont superdelegates are men.
And we all know that Hilllary snatched up the superdelegates long before the Vermont primary. So it's not hard to read the new "gender balance" move as a blatant effort to replace pro-Bernie men with pro-Hillary women–and mute a "Bernie revolt" expected at the Democratic convention starting Monday.
As the DC Examiner comments:
This shows what a sham the DNC's alleged moral high ground on gender issues is. The Left constantly complains about there not being enough women in office, but neglect the fact that the people are making the decision. And the people of Vermont chose these two men, but because the DNC wants to be able to hype how diverse and inclusive it is, the men were replaced with women.
And also how pro-Hillary the Vermont delegation is–even though it isn't.