Is it ironic that the Democrat primaries are less democratic than the Republican primaries?
Is it ironic that the Democrat primaries, with the use of superdelegates, are less democratic than the Republican primaries?
This questioner bases the entire irony around, I believe, the fact that one major American party's name is the same word as a system of electing people. The fact that obviously both American parties are devoted to both democracy and republicanism in principle means that any discussion about their policies implied by their name is really little more than wordplay. In a country where a so-called Democratic Party actually offered democracy in its platform as an alternative to other parties, well then there might be some irony. But not here.