Monday, July 25, 2016
DNC Emails Prove Nothing
So, there's another email scandal, and this time it involves the DNC. Some 20,000 emails were hacked out of DNC servers and then leaked to Wikileaks. The emails appear to show that the DNC preferred Hillary to Bernie, and wanted to help Hillary win.
Is this at all news? No. It simply shows what we already knew all along. The DNC had its clear favorite, and wanted to help her. But in the end, they had very little power to actually do anything, and did next to nothing they talked about in their emails anyway.
So the correct interpretation is, no harm, no foul. This certainly does not prove the primary was "rigged," and only a wishful-thinking fool would say so.
But that's not how people see it. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who called Sanders' campaign manager an asshole in one of the emails, has stepped down, effective when the convention she worked so damned hard to pull together is over. Even that's not enough.
People just don't do the fucking research. The Wikileaks emails are searchable by anybody, but most people just take the news media's word for it regarding what it was the emails actually said.
Take as an example the most damning of the emails, sent by Brad Marshall, the CFO of the DNC, to Louis Miranda, the national communications director for the DNC, Amy Dacey, the CEO, and Mark Paustenbach, the deputy communications director.
"It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."
In a follow-up that showcased Marshall's hideous lack of command over the English language, he wrote, "It's these Jesus thing."
But the only reaction this email got in response was one simple reply from Amy Dacy, who replied,
And that was it. The email thread dies there. Nobody followed up on Marshall's ham-handed idea. Nobody took it seriously. He was just an accountant, and the bigwigs who ran the show knew it. So Marshall's suggestion was brutally and deservedly ignored.
This is a scandal?
And let's understand, even though the DNC didn't use this attack, you can bet the Republicans would!
It's no secret that Julian Assange wants to undermine Hillary Clinton any way he can. He must be giddy with glee that he's managed to hoodwink the masses into hating Hillary - again! He's put out a load of nothing, and people are buying it! Really and truly buying it! Damn!
But if the FBI and the DNC are right, Assange worked with Putin and the Russians to do it, and this is not the act of a crusader for openness in government. This is the deliberate act of a saboteur who is letting his irrational hatred of one woman give Donald Trump the fighting chance he so richly does not deserve. And he did this knowing he was helping establish a Trump-Putin link that could establish a new rule of fascism from both the Kremlin and the White House.
Fuck that guy! He's lost all moral high ground, in my book.
Hillary won because more democrats voted for her. And once again, a supposed scandal of Hillary's proves to be without merit, and without substance.
I'm willing to lay it on the line here. Hillary may be the best damn political candidate I've ever seen, except possibly for Barack Obama.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get her elected!