July 23, 2016
On Friday, WikiLeaks released,
...a bombshell cache of DNC emails obtained by Russian hackers. Among other things, the documents purport to show the party apparatus favoring Clinton's campaign over the insurgency of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The DNC did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.The news took center stage on social media, threatening to upend the Democrats' messaging and steal attention from a chaotic and divided Republican National Convention, which wrapped up on Thursday night. The email exchanges may reopen the wounds of a bitter Democratic primary season, just as the party kicks off its own national conference designed to highlight a unified, energized party.
Surprisingly so far the response from Team Sanders seems, underwhelming;
Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton."Someone does have to be held accountable," Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. "We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama's speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the Trump campaign."
Team Trump at least, took it for what it was - an affront to a democratic process. Via Twitter:
Leaked e-mails of DNC show plans to destroy Bernie Sanders. Mock his heritage and much more. On-line from Wikileakes, really vicious. RIGGED— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
This should not only overshadow the Tim Kaine pick as VP, it should open the eyes of Sanders supporters as far as the DNC's impartiality is concerned. They should rightly up in arms over it, as should Sanders himself.
WikLeaks meanwhile is concerned that Twitter might be censoring their revealed information too. #TwitterGestapo apparently continues unabated.
If Americans let Hillary win, it might be game over for the United States.Many people say @Twitter is censoring links to #DNCLeak emails. Please search https://t.co/kpFxYDoNyX select a result and try posting.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 23, 2016
ADDENDUM: More detail on some of the emails can be found here too.
Twitter has previously kicked off other conservatives because their thought police have an obvious leftist bent and will, over time get all conservative voices off the platform because they cannot handle opposing viewpoints. So they deem it all hate speech and ban conservatives one by one under a false pretense.
This has to be confronted. Twitter is not be alone in this. Facebook has the same problem. And of course we all know about Hollywood and the mainstream media issues. And the stranglehold progressive liberals have on education. And the EPA. And the IRS. Institution by institution, battle front after battle front, socialists are seeing to it conservative voice cannot be heard or else will by systematically drowned out by liberal propaganda.
July 22, 2016
I suspect the message in this song is tongue in cheek, but you can never be sure. More Cracker (aka Camper Van Beethoven) with Turn On Tune In Drop Out from 2009.
July 21, 2016
At CNN, the anti-Trump narrative continues unabated. CNN is really going after the 'cracks in the Republican Party' angle to help the Democrats come November - even to the point of arguing CNN hosts with guests. They want Republicans to continue to fight each other and they want America to see it. The underlying message is that if Republicans can't even agree among themselves, then clearly Trump is not ready for the presidency, and his message of bringing America together is clearly a false narrative. That's a great story CNN, but it's mostly manufactured.
Yes, there is division. The GOP is a party of competing ideas unlike the Democrats lockstep march towards the singularity of acceptable ideas. Division is actually healthy. The establishment versus the grassroots is a legitimate debate that needs to happen. Trump's positions versus Pence's position on free trade, is a legitimate debate that needs to happen. Ted Cruz' temper tantrum because he feels personally slighted is not a legitimate debate but CNN is trying to legitimize it by lumping it in with the other debates.
But even this represents an opportunity for the GOP. Because while debates are healthy, coming together is also important. The best thing that could happen is Ted Cruz and Trump coming together before the election. If CNN and other mainstream media outlets cover this division, they are setting themselves up for a shocker if Ted Cruz does reverse course and endorses Donald Trump in September, the entire media theme will deflate instantly.
I wouldn't put it beyond the realm of possibility that both Trump and Cruz know that and have planned together to control the story line throughout the summer and fall. Remember, Trump is the master of free media. And Ted Cruz would benefit himself for a future run for the presidency by playing the villain as long as possible just to help Trump win. That would be taking one for the team. That would be priceless.