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Hillary Unplugged

October 24, 2017

Hillary Unplugged, Power LineSteven Hayward, October 24, 2017

(To be fair, Ms. Clinton may still be suffering from Post Candor Traumatic Syndrome after coming under sniper fire in Bosnia. –DM)

So Hillary was over in Britain a couple weeks back flogging her book, perhaps hoping for a more sympathetic audience. The whole 19 minute video here is excruciating. It is beyond fingernails on the blackboard cringe-inducing. I wouldn’t blame anyone who gouged their eyes out and plugging their ears with cement. The non-stop excuses and rote-recitation of her career resume (does anyone not know by now that she was a senator and secretary of state?) are pathetic at this point.

But best of all is how she thinks the evil Rooskies shot American voters with some kind of mind ray (her account is almost this ludicrous). It is must-see TV. Start at the 6:30 mark (and you can quit around 7:45, so the pain will be short):

Chaser, from one year ago today

I have a hunch that Donald Trump is the only thing she thinks about right now.

More WikiLeaks Paydirt: Democrats Hate America

October 13, 2016

More WikiLeaks Paydirt: Democrats Hate America, Power Line, Steven Hayward, October 12, 2016

(Please see also, Catholic group calls for Clinton spokeswoman’s resignation after anti-Catholic comments in emails. — DM)

I wish I had time thoroughly to go through the trove of John Podesta emails released by Wikileaks, but just a few I’ve seen reveal the deep disdain by which liberals regard the American people, American traditions and institutions. Everyone recalls how Hillary had to backtrack quickly from her remark that half of Trump’s supporters are “deplorables” and “irredeemable” (though her apology only really regretted saying “half”). The Podesta emails show that this “slip” probably represents her true feelings.

One of the Podesta emails that has received a lot of attention reads: “I know she [Hillary] has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once the first time she says I’m running for president because you and everyday Americans need a champion.”

This reads pretty badly, but as has been pointed out, Podesta meant the campaign slogan“everyday Americans”—not that Hillary actually hates middle class Americans. To be clear the slogan ought to be set off in quotation marks—“everyday Americans”—and like mics onAccess Hollywood buses, you should always assume these days that your emails might be read by the public some day, so pay attention to punctuation and language.

Of course, the alternate explanation is that this was the kind of “slip” that reflects reality?

One that is less easily explained as sloppy wording or missing punctuation is a March 2015 email from Bill Ivey to Podesta that includes the following passage:

And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.

It’s hard to put a generous construction on this passage, which seems to admit that liberalism depends on the ignorance of citizens for them to be “compliant,” but darn these dumb Americans, they just don’t want to behave.

Even more outrageous is the email from Sandy Newman, identified as the president of “Voices for Progress,” that demands Roman Catholics give up their beliefs and just become liberal Democrats. John has already noted their disdain for “Thomism” in the following post, but this one is even worse:

There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could happen. . . Even if the idea isn’t crazy, I don’t qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about how one would “plant the seeds of the revolution,” or who would plant them. Just wondering . . .

There you have it folks, today’s Democratic Party and their respect for “diversity.” Here they admit a deliberate intent to interfere with a private religious institution because it doesn’t conform to the dictates of liberal identity politics.