Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sanders and the DC Ballot

Panic ensued among Sanders supporters when it was reported that Bernie wouldn't be on the DC ballot because his name wasn't submitted in a timely manner.

Nope. It was. As reported by the Washington Post, all hoops were properly jumped through. But then the rusty wheels of bureaucracy kicked in.

The DNC is like any huge organization. It is full of minor functionaries who have no real concept of the big picture. They work on their tiny fraction without any awareness of whether or not their bit of work actually has an impact on anything important to the overall operation. This makes them apathetic as to the urgency of anything that crosses their desk. Although issues like Sanders' name for the ballot were supposed to be handled until 7:00 PM, everybody went home at 4:45 PM. The DNC is, after all, closely connected to the government. Is it any surprise it works like the government, doing the very least possible?

Don't get your panties in a wad, Sanders' supporters. He hasn't been neglected. He's just become the latest in a long line of victims of bureaucratic idiocy.