“Doesn’t the idea of a superdelegate go against the very idea that people should be voting for the people who represent them at the convention?” the host of “The Daily Show” asked the Democratic National Committee chair in a recent interview. It sounds like exactly the type of hard-hitting question that Wasserman Schultz should be asked, except, as Salon’s Brendan Gauthier reports, Noah let her off easy by allowing her “time and again … to divert the topic of conversation to Republicans’ ‘alienating’ policies without her ever answering for the DNC’s alleged Hillary Clinton favoritism.”

From Salon:

… Noah broke eye contact with his guest to muscle out an allegation that “Bernie is being cock-blocked by the DNC.”

“As powerful as that makes me feel,” Schultz replied, “I’m not doing a very good job of rigging the outcome or blocking anyone from being able to get their message out.”

Noah pressed the concern of Schultz’s influence, noting the institution — unique to the Democratic primary — of superdelegates, who aren’t beholden to any constituency and can, therefore, vote however they please at the convention. … In the extended interview, viewable on Comedy Central’s website, Noah questioned the state of the Democratic party on the legislative level, performing so poorly on the “grassroots level” as to lose majorities in both houses of Congress during Obama’s tenure.

Schultz again shirked the question in order to condemn Republicans, who, despite her sharpest criticisms, have been empowered to hijack Congress by her own party’s nearsighted complacency.

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— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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