America has already moved on from Melania Trump’s embarrassing plagiarized speech, and now it’s the Democrats in hot water.
Thousands of leaked emails (courtesy of WikiLeaks) incriminate the Democratic National Committee of basically actively undermining Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Granted, most of the emails came after Hillary Clinton essentially clinched the nomination, but it’s not a good look for the DNC.
A few of the more incriminating emails show..
1. The DNC tried to out Bernie Sanders as an athiest
DNC officials appear to try and use Bernie’s non-religious background against him. Bernie is Jewish, but has said in the past that he’s not particularly religious. Kind of like every JAB we know—what’s the big fucking deal??
An email from DNC CFO Brad Marshall said: “It might [make] no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He has skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an athiest. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
ICYMI, his “peeps” mean Southerners who would hopefully vote for Hillary. He followed that email up with another email, saying “It’s the Jesus thing.”
2. They may have been a little racist in reaching out to Hispanic voters
Okay, peering through someone’s emails seems a little unethical, right? Thank God my work emails haven’t been hacked.
But it also seems a little sketchy to refer to Hispanic voters as “brand loyal consumers,” like this email detailing the “brand strategy” with sweeping generalizations of the Latino community, all in favor of HRC.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016
3. DNC Chairman calls Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager a “damn liar”
Not shocking that politicians lie, or at least are accused of lying. But the DNC is supposedly a non-biased committee, and the head of the DNC called Bernie Sander’s campaign manager Jeff Weaver a “damn liar.” Whoops.
4. A Politico reporter made an agreement with HRC to allow early access to a story
More bad news for the DNC. Politico reporter Kenneth Vogel sent a copy of his story on Hillary Clinton’s fundraising, before giving it to his editors, to the press secretary of the DNC. DNC national press secretary Mark Pautenbach forwarded it along to the communications director with this note:
“Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it. Let me know if you see anything that’s missing and I’ll push back.”
Questionable journalistic efforts, and questionable non-partisan behavior, too.
5. The DNC was totally in favor of suggesting Sander’s campaign was a mess
The same aforementioned DNC press secretary from above, Mark Paustenbach, sent out an email with the subject line “Bernie narrative,” asking if “there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess.”
But don’t worry, “It’s not a DNC conspiracy, it’s because they never had their act together.”
Oy vey. Can this election be over yet?