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November 10, 2017

Donna Brazile: Obama Drained the DNC of "Its Vitality" -- That Is, It's Money -- By Continuing to Use DNC Funds for Pollsters and Focus Groups Well Past the Time That He Had Run His Last Election

He only cared about his own image, she says, and the world simultaneously did not gasp.

Many of the revelations in Brazile’s book revolve around the deep debt the Democratic party was facing at the end of Obama’s presidency and the lengths it had to go to to survive a national presidential race. Obama's use of party funds for private pollsters and focus groups drained the party, and Wasserman Schultz's leadership as party chairman failed to address the problem. Clinton then bailed out the party in order to gain control of it, according to Brazile.

"This was not working to strengthen the party. He left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities," Brazile said.

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Obama "used the party to provide for political expenses like gifts to donors, and political travel." Because he "also cared deeply about his image," he used DNC funds for "his pollster and focus groups" late into his second term, even though he couldn't run for president, Brazile said.


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