The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Shocked Faces

In the run up to the 2016 presidential campaign, it became obvious to anyone who took an objective view of the facts that Hillary Clinton was "dishonest, corrupt, and generally incompetent." I used that phrase to describe Clinton dozens of times as scandal after scandal broke:
  • the Benghazi scandal in which Hillary blatantly and knowingly lied about the cause of the event and stonewalled the facts in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that killed a US Ambassador and three other Americans,
  • the email scandal in which Hillary set up a private email server (to avoid public accountability), put government security at risk, and then destroyed (by her own admission) 33,000 emails once an investigation began,
  • the Tarmac scandal in which Hillary's husband met secretly with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss "golf and grand kids" in the midst of an FBI investigation of Hillary,
  • the Clinton foundation scandal in which tens of millions were donated by parties who needed and got Hillary's influence while she was Secretary of State,
  • the Wall Street scandal in which Hillary was paid a quarter million dollars per speech for a series of 45-minute presentations to the very people she later told us she would reign in,
  • the first hints of the Uranium One scandal in which Hillary essentially "sold" Uranium rights in return for massive donation to the Clinton Foundation—the Clinton's personal money laundering operation,
  • the first hints of the Trump dossier scandal in which shadowy figures (we now know them as Fusion GPS) worked with the Clinton campaign to create a phony dossier on Trump.
And through it all, loyal Democrats defended Clinton to the extreme. People like Donna Brazile and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz went to the mat claiming that a right-wing conspiracy was out to get Hillary. And even better, 60-plus million people actually voted for Hillary, suggesting that she was a far better person and candidate than Donald Trump. And when she lost convincingly, they first mourned and then became hysterical, inventing crazy conspiracy theories involving the Russians.

Fast forward one year. Enter the new, suddenly moral Donna Brazile, CNN commentator and past head of the Democratic National Committee.  In a Politico expose written by Brazil, she now tells us that in 2016 Barack Obama had left the DNC broke, that Hillary loaned them money, and in exchange, went full gangsta.* The provisions of the loan as described by Brazile were:
The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.
The DNC was in Hillary's pocket, and Bernie was toast. The DNC, which Hillary now owned, was rigged against Sanders. Heh.

But here's the thing. Brazile's expose has Democrats walking around with shocked faces. Puleeze.

Clinton has a long and sordid history of dishonesty. Why didn't any of them—including Bernie Sanders—call her out BEFORE she stole the nomination? Why didn't people like Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi or the hundreds of glitterati, or the thousands of trained hamsters in the media who defended her every move call her out? They didn't know? B.S. They may not have known about the DNC machinations, but they sure as hell knew that Hillary was dishonest and corrupt. Unless, of course, they were in deep, deep denial.

And now these hypocrites cluck their tongues and express shock at all of this. Now Donna Brazille—that would be the same person who gave debate questions to Hillary before the debate—is suddenly shocked and ashamed of Hilary's actions. Really?

Just remember that if it wasn't for the common sense of the "deplorables" across this great country, it would have been president Hillary Clinton leading an administration that elevated ""dishonesty, corruption, and incompetence" to frightening new levels.

* As an aside, it's reasonable to ask whether Brazile would have written her expose if Hillary had won the election. You and I both know the answer to that question. Brazile would have been smiling broadly and singing Hillary's praises. Dishonesty and corruption? That's right-wing nonsense, right?


Debra Heine reports:
Hillary Clinton was awarded "the 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award" Thursday, as an explosive tell-all about how she secretly took over the DNC to rig the 2016 primaries rocked the political world. The award was given by the Woman’s National Democratic Club in recognition of Clinton's "extraordinary contributions to American politics and international affairs, as well as the inspiration she has provided to women and girls around the world.”

"Extraordinary contributions to American politics" -- well, that's one way of putting it.
Extraordinary, indeed.