• Clinton, Wasserman Schultz and the Wheezing Corpse of the Democratic Process Revealed

    July 25, 2016

    Posted in: Democracy

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    Wikileaks over the last few days dumped tens of thousands of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server.

    The disclosures of dirty tricks directed against Bernie Sanders contained in those emails are startling, and only add to the whirlpool of corruption and sleaze surrounding Hillary Clinton and the wheezing corpse of the democratic process.



    There’s a lot to unpack here:

    — The same people on the Clinton team who made enormous efforts to claim her private email server, which operated unencrypted over the Internet for three months including during trips to China and Russia and which contained Top Secret national security data, was not hacked by the Russians now are certain that the DNC server was hacked by the Russians.

    — Many in Camp Clinton and the media labeled Bernie Sanders’ supporters are paranoid when they made claims during the primaries that the DNC was working against them. The hacked emails confirm the DNC was working against them, including suggestions that the DNC find ways to suggest Sanders was an atheist to discredit him in religious areas.

    — Persons who claimed many in the media, including CNN, were biased in favor of the Clinton campaign during the primaries were dismissed. The hacked emails confirm the DNC was working closely with the media to seek negative coverage of Sanders and positive coverage of Clinton.

    — Politico now admits it was a “mistake” sending the DNC an article draft in advance. The writer showed the draft to the DNC even before his own editors saw it.

    — Facebook admits to blocking Wikileaks links to the DNC email hack from its newsfeeds (but blames spam filters.)

    — The DNC appears to have expended significantly more efforts toward defeating Bernie Sanders than they did against any of the Republican candidates.

    And some more:

    — Instead of focusing on the contents of the hacked emails and the dirty tricks they exposed, many mainstream media outlets headlined instead the Clinton campaign talking points that the Russians hacked the emails and released them in an effort to derail her candidacy in favor of Donald Trump. Many of the same stories suggest Trump is some sort of pro-Putin stooge.

    — On 60 Minutes, Clinton refused to say intervention by the DNC to favor one candidate was “improper.” Her non-answer was edited out of the interview broadcast.

    — After DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation following this week’s Democratic convention, the Clinton campaign announced Wasserman Schultz would be hired by them as “honorary chair of Hillary’s campaign’s 50-state program to elect Democrats in every part of the country, and as a surrogate for her campaign nationally.”

    — Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be replaced as DNC chair by (only now former) CNN commentator Donna Brazile. Brazile argued the pro-Clinton side of debates on CNN throughout the primary season.

    — In the hacked emails, Brazile said “I will cuss out the Sanders camp!” over complaints by Sanders of inadequate representation by the DNC. In March while still employed by CNN, Brazile called Sanders’ decision to run as a Democract for the additional media exposure “extremely disgraceful.”

    And very sadly:

    — Bernie Sanders, his campaign sabotaged by the DNC with what were once “paranoid” accusations now proved, still endorses Hillary Clinton and will still speak at the Democratic National Convention.

    It pains me to say as his once-supporter that the man has no courage. Even Ted Cruz stood up for himself in front of the Republicans in Cleveland. It is a sad day when we learn Ted Cruz has more balls than Bernie Sanders.

    Those who are calling all this a coup of sorts, they’re wrong. It’s a surrender. But in the words of Hillary Clinton, what difference does it make?




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    • rich bauer said...

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      “… wheezing corpse of the democratic process.”

      That’s what happens when you get in bed with the Clintons. You fail the Wassermann test.

      07/25/16 11:53 AM | Comment Link

    • traven said...

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      Both parties seem to have signed their death certificates with their stubborn choices which put thier party before the country.
      The Republicans for endorsing an extremist outsider and the Democrats for endorsing a tone deaf insider.
      I am not quite ready to wrtie off Bernie. Let’s see see how he handles his speech tonight. If he spends more effort in selling the “lesser evil” than pushing for some spcifics like firing Shultz immediatly as Clinton and Obama drag it out. He needs this de3mand for accountability as a bone to throw his supporters.

      07/25/16 12:08 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Teri: Seriously, the whole thing reeks of hypocrisy. First off, the US spies on everyone on the planet, including her own citizens, and Clinton is complaining that someone hacked into the DNC emails? And she and the media are trying to blame it on Russia? How do we know it wasn’t the NSA?

      Apparently the NSA geeks spend their time on more important things:

      http://gawker.com/nsa-spook-turned-twitter-pundit-goes-dark-after-dick-pi-1594848048

      07/25/16 12:39 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Where is the debate on why is Assange wanting sunshine? Is the FBI or FEC investigating DNC and RICO laws, or worried about Putin? I no longer watch Comedy Central. We have the so called Democracy in Amerika for the jokes. Stay tuned… Have a nice day!

      07/25/16 1:05 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      How do they know it is Russians? That just seems too obvious with names like Fancy Bear

      Even if it is a foreign government, it shouldnt take us a foreign government to gain access to public information considering how blocked and stymied the FOIA process is

      Second, the DNC staffers actually wrote these emails. Who released them is irrelevant — these guys have themselves to blame

      They tripped themselves up with their own ego-triping. Paraphrasing Staples, that was easy

      07/25/16 1:07 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Sounds like you’ve lost faith in the process of “our” representational democracy Peter. It was never our Republic it was THEIRS (the plutocracy’s) from its founding.

      07/25/16 1:12 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      John Poole said…
      “It was never our Republic it was THEIRS (the plutocracy’s) from its founding.”

      Ding ding ding!!! We have a winner folks. And what nice prize do we have behind the curtain for our contestant? Why..three men in black..ready to whisk John away for an all expenses paid vacation to..well, we’ll keep that a surprise.
      🙂

      07/25/16 1:45 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Rumor has it the NSA is working hard on a penis recognition system.

      07/25/16 2:03 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Music break… Frank Zappa “I’m The Slime”. Welcome to the DNC !

      07/25/16 2:16 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Speaking of hardly working, the FBI has opened and closed its investigation into the hack of the DNC emails. They still had Comey’s canned language from the last email “investigation.”

      Finding: the DNC was extremely careless but no criminal intent was involved. Hillary Clinton, of course, was outraged saying the FBI didn’t do its job.

      07/25/16 2:18 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      Tweeting all that out. You win the Internet today. First Prize: Stay in Julian Assange’s London AirBnB.

      07/25/16 2:23 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      I have known B.S. for almost 20 years. He loves his grandkids. (sorry… time out. He endorsed me years ago, I do not support him now. I do not support the Duopoly, I am glad I threw away his home phone #)urn with global warming and other things for profit. He calling for Hillary is not a call for the people. Fight for Peace and Justice. BDS. FAIPAC

      07/25/16 2:35 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      After seeing Bernie’s meeting today, it reminds me off his town hall in Vt. regarding Gaza (2300 dead), and he told protesters to “Shut up” or something close. I admit I as a human have been fooled. Capitlism nd Power is great. Support MSM and buy low. and remember “War Is a Racket”.

      07/25/16 2:40 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Pitch, I’m hoping for a blindfolded flight to ……….Albania!
      That would be my pick if I had a choice.

      07/25/16 2:49 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      What are the #’s on the tail?

      07/25/16 2:54 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Free Gaza

      07/25/16 2:59 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Hillary’s ascention to a major party’s nominee status is considered a monumental broaching of one glass ceiling but I would say Wikileaks has gone one better by cracking the entire shrowded glass cathedral with its glass dome of the
      Democratic party. We are getting a look into something so putrid my gawking reflex has shut down after my bowels and stomach emptied involuntarily.

      07/25/16 3:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Thanks, Rich, too for the above remark on the NSA developing a special erm appendage recognition system. Had to laugh. But hey, who knows we keep surpassing so many new low bars

      John, with what has happened – the Democratic party is not going to be able to hold their head up with this one, even if they continue the wall of silence tactic. This is gonna bite them in the pitooties

      07/25/16 6:51 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Meanwhile… when the truth finally becomes such parody that the Dumbest Country on the Planet just laughs at the absurdity..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UlapnsFLhc

      20 years later and what do we have…

      07/25/16 8:31 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      It don’ mean a (DEM) thing! It’s all Wacka MOLL (DWS, DB, MF, DWS again, Pullosi Punch, Queen HELL, et al) N.0.W., Including PU$$Y $ANDER$ !! From Here0n, Bern, OUT !!!

      07/25/16 10:08 PM | Comment Link

    • Expat said...

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      Great points. I would add
      1) What would Russia’s strategy be in hacking one party’s emails in a close election, especially in an election in which the nominees are virtually indistinguishable on foreign policy? Why would Putin care? Far more likely that this mayhem had a domestic source.
      2) Russia has evidently replaced Iraq as the evildoer, and, as one might expect from an isolated country whose people know the world solely through propagandized media, no one questions the self-serving assertions.
      3) Sanders seems to be anticipating the recriminations that will come if the Democrat party loses in the fall. Blaming is what Democrats do. I recall Jared Bernstein’s response to then Senator Obama’s shameless lobbying on behalf of the TARP bailout: he said Obama did not want Democrats to be blamed for the ensuing crash. That explanation covers the full range of Democrat behaviour, then and now. Sanders also has a record and principles, but he knows the blame game in Washington.

      07/25/16 10:24 PM | Comment Link

    • lindaj said...

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      “Sanders also has a record and principles…” link for the principles assertion?

      07/27/16 12:40 PM | Comment Link

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