The DNC Leaks have been a fun media event to watch unfold. If not for Breitbart's attention and the NY Post, very few mainstream people would even know about them. The media being the public relations team for the Democrats is nothing new to us, but it might be new to the uninitiated who still think "if not Fox news, it's neutral". Mother Jones writers asked if there was anything newsworthy, playing the damage down. There is a new reveal: pay-to-play corruption.
Chuck Ross's report details how the Democrats kept a lineup of donors that would be linked to placing spots on boards and commissions. This is simple donate and you get a spot somewhere. The donors on the list vary in amount given, industry and all other traits. Their only common feature is being Clinton donors, not a single Sanders donors. The positions are not listed explicitly except for a mention of the USPS, but there is an email explaining how NEA might be too "prestigious" but there are commissions and spots galore.
Henry Sumner Maine's publication Popular Government cited the wire pullers. These were the men who could split power, round up the votes, fan the flames + agitate for voting, and their services or the power they could grant would be sold. These men, and nowadays women, are constantly seeking new voters, new issues and new conflicts to inflame. The gain is theirs, and they care not what social and civil conflict they may begin if it only gives them more power and financial reward.
These positions are sinecures as a spot on the "President's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History" does not seem like work. This explains the government's expansion: more spots to fill with cronies. Unless the most naïve individual, this leak only confirms our corruption. This is an older game, and one where the worst examples affect policy. In 1992, it should have raised alarms that the head of Bill Clinton's Wall Street fundraising drive, Ken Brody, left Goldman Sachs' management committee to become head of the Ex-IM bank and transform it into an aggressive tool. Brody was under Robert Rubin at Goldman at the time, who also went on to be economic consiglieri for Clinton and orchestrate the silent bankers' coup.
This is important to note for quid pro quo because the American media loves to point out Chinese, Russian, Eastern European and Third World corruption. America just formalizes it in the form of campaign contributions and electoral support. We are no different. Academia, the media and the bureaucracy run our system, but legitimacy relies on selling it. Our system relies on the vote for legitimacy (public mandate), and therefore winning that vote is the most important public face. It only makes sense that our river of corruption run in the direction of campaign management.