July 25, 2016

"A meeting of Florida Democratic delegates descended into chaos when outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the stage today."

"In the middle of her speech in Philadelphia, angry attendees began to chant, 'Shame! Shame! Shame!'... 'We know that the voices in this room that are standing up and being disruptive, we know that is not the Florida that we know,' said Wasserman Schultz, who quickly exited after brief remarks."

Breaking news email from CNN, just now.

She knows that what is happening right before her eyes is not what she knows she knows.

135 comments:

mccullough said...

She's not quick on her feet.

Jupiter said...

I'm afraid I don't understand how it became news that DWS is in the tank for Ms. Rodham. I thought we all knew that already.

Brando said...

She really brings nothing to the table. Well, maybe she fundraises well or something. But she presided over major losses for the Dems, and cannot speak publicly to save her life. The one "triumph" during her tenure was Obama's reelection, and far as I can tell that had more to do with his own campaign team than the DNC.

Todd said...

Publicly, she [Debbie Wasserman Schultz] is not a nice person. These emails appear to show her public persona is no act...

Rick said...

"In the middle of her speech in Philadelphia, angry attendees began to chant, 'Shame! Shame! Shame!'.

Her job qualification is her willingness to make stupid comments in public. That suggests her susceptibility to shame is low.

WisRich said...

The video's are brutal. Like Scarborough said this morning; it'd be political malpractice to let her on stage to gavel in the convention.

Since this is Hillary's convention, I look forward to seeing her on stage. Who cares about the little people.

Marty Keller said...

Rube awakenings all over the place.

Brando said...

"I'm afraid I don't understand how it became news that DWS is in the tank for Ms. Rodham. I thought we all knew that already."

Everyone knew it, everyone tolerated it, but once they had proof that she and her staffers were brazen enough to be open about it, it was too much.

'TreHammer said...

Pass the popcorn.

Gahrie said...

She knows that what is happening right before her eyes is not what she knows she knows.

Why are you so surprised? This describes the Left for the past 100 years......

traditionalguy said...

Those were Russian Agents chanting against the Hillary surrogate. Manafort imports them at a reduced rate.

Now if Jill Stein can get Bernie to run on the Greens ticket, then it will be over.

It's time for football anyway.

Whirred Whacks said...

Off topic: unmoderated remarks again at Rex Parker for the next week and the place is alive! If only those bloggers who moderate remarks would learn from you.

traditionalguy said...

Seriously, Hillary has been exposed as a corrupt old hag with no talent except taking bribes. It's the Trump Effect.

The question today is whether it is too late for Kaine to withdraw and save his Senate seat. At least he is a NICE man

Scott M said...

Doesn't DWS have a job...like being a Rep for Florida? Why don't those people feel shafted when she does ANYTHING but her job? No sitting senator or representative should be serving in any national party positions.

Big Mike said...

@traditionalguy, take it from a Virginian -- Kaine is not a nice guy and it was getting to be too late for Kaine to save his Senate seat even before accepting a place as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Bob Boyd said...

Little does she know
that I know that she knows
That I know she's two-timin' me
Little does she know
that I know that she knows
That I know she's cheatin' on me

When she finished her laundry
she was all in a quandary
And made it for the street like a hare
Her escape was so urgent,
she forgot her detergent
And dropped all her clean underwear
- The Kursaal Flyers, 1976

LYNNDH said...

Too bad it is too late for her to be Cantored.

MaxedOutMama said...

What she knows is what she knows, and because she is who she is, what she knows is what must be true.

Enough mushrooms, and it all makes sense.

gspencer said...

". . . in Philadelphia, angry attendees began to chant, 'Shame! Shame! Shame!'... "

Those security guards are in really hot water. Imagine, allowing Trump supporters into the Dem convention!

cubanbob said...

Scott M said...
Doesn't DWS have a job...like being a Rep for Florida? Why don't those people feel shafted when she does ANYTHING but her job? No sitting senator or representative should be serving in any national party positions.

7/25/16, 9:51 AM:

She is my representative and the more she is occupied with things that distract her from voting in the house, the better.

Browndog said...

California delegation booing Clinton, chanting "Count our votes!"

So, there's that....too.

harrogate said...

Is there a link?

cubanbob said...

Blogger LYNNDH said...
Too bad it is too late for her to be Cantored.

7/25/16, 9:55 AM

The only Dem to beat her in the primary would be someone even more left than her.

zipity said...

Pass the popcorn please...

Scott M said...

She is my representative and the more she is occupied with things that distract her from voting in the house, the better.

Granted :) But still...

Sebastian said...

"Why don't those people feel shafted when she does ANYTHING but her job? No sitting senator or representative should be serving in any national party positions." You seem to assume her job involves work.

Hagar said...

Don't be so rough on Blabbermouth Schultz; she is not responsible for what she says and does.

Those who elected her to office now ...

Browndog said...

Is there a link?

I can't seem to pull the link up-

It's on Instapundit's twitter feed.

Matthew Sablan said...

Maybe the RNC Chair should come help her keep her convention in order.

TosaGuy said...

Is there a link?

GTS = Google that Sh....

The Drill SGT said...

I thought the more amusing bit from the Dem Convention was all the Bernie supporters chanting:

"Lock Her Up!!!"

Mattman26 said...

I love how they talk to the Florida delegates like they're rowdy fourth-graders.

John said...

My dream is this:

Bernie gets up on the stage to give his carefully scripted speech and instead says:

"My fellow Americans. As you know, although I was a candidate for the Democrat nomination, I always remained an independent. I never joined the party and therefore have no obligation to support the party nominee."

I am hereby announcing that I have accepted Jill Stein's invitation to run for president on the Green Party ticket.

He can then yada-yada-yada until they cut his mike, if they have not already done so.

John HEnry

EMD said...

Democracy is wonderfully messy.

John said...

Blogger cubanbob said...


The only Dem to beat her in the primary would be someone even more left than her.

Why would that matter? They would be a freshman with no committee or party assignments and no power at all. In 2 years they will just barely learn to find their way to the cafeteria. Then turn them out and start anew.

Never re-elect anyone, from either party.

John Henry

Gahrie said...

Never re-elect anyone, from either party.

Then the un-elected party Establishments would really be in control.

pm317 said...

Brit Hume and George Will had it right yesterday on Wallace's show. The DNC and the party knew it could not run Bernie against Trump and win and did what is expected of it. If DNC was hacked in 2008, they probably would have found that the party people favored Obama and how to get rid of Hillary. But Hillary graciously gave up and threw her support for Obama. Of course, the grumpy old man that is Bernie who has no chance of winning and governing and who is not even a Democrat has to bring down the party that he is not part of.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Breaking News:

Nate Silvers gives Trump a 57% chance of winning the Presidency.

Wow!

tim in vermont said...

Hillary is going to have to break out her paddle to bring back party discipline!

This is the oldest political party in the oldest democracy and Hillary is the best they could do.

bagoh20 said...

Of course we knew it, but without real proof in their leaders' own words, people who don't want to believe it could lie to themselves. They don't have that out anymore. Add them to the people too young and naive to think Democrats are who they really are suddenly learning something new, and you have yourself a revolt of the naive and the stubbornly stupid, which represents a majority of the Democratic Party.

Fernandinande said...

"She knows that what is happening right before her eyes is not what she knows she knows."

Being able to out-wit your own lying eyes is a special progressive skill.

tim in vermont said...

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07/24/bernie-sanders-supporters-chant-lock-her-up-in-philadelphia-protest-against-clinton/

Didn't hot link it, so you could read the link yourselves. No wonder Hillary was "saddened" by the GOP delegates chanting "Lock her up!"

Sometimes America is really great.

Nonapod said...

As worried as I may be about the current state of affairs on the right, it's always nice to see how poorly things are going on the left as well (maybe even worse). As the level of dissatisfaction with the status quo continues its mad crescendo the level of weirdness seems to also increase.

Brando said...

"Why don't those people feel shafted when she does ANYTHING but her job? No sitting senator or representative should be serving in any national party positions."

I think traditionally the party chair is more ceremonial, as a way for a high-profile politician or functionary to raise money for the party more than actually managing the party apparatus. But I cant' see how it isn't a conflict of interest--it's not the same as say being party whip or other conference position, because then you're really just representing your caucus. A DNC or RNC head has to focus primarily on the party's success nationwide, while a congressman or senator has an obligation to represent and serve a specific constituency, and covering more than just their party. It really shouldn't be allowed.

Big Mike said...

@Bill, and the 538 "now" model gives Virginia and its 13 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton. I wouldn't bet on that happening.

YoungHegelian said...

Can you imagine what's going through the minds of the cops/security guys in Philly right now:

We thought there was gonna be a shitstorm in Cleveland, but, hey, there all the lefty crazies were outside of the convention hall. Here, we've got a bunch of crazies inside the hall! How we gonna tell 'em apart if we gotta start breakin' heads?

We're gonna need combat pay for this assignment.

n.n said...

It sounds like a Benghazi moment. I hope no one was aborted or sodomized.

Fabi said...

Where's Shiloh? Hahaha!

exhelodrvr1 said...

Where are the cries about the Democrats being anti-Semitic?

eric said...

Here is my concern.

What do Hillary and the DNC know that the rest of us don't?

Think about this. They've selected a candidate that has almost as bad polling as Trump. Negatives, I mean. She is being investigated or has been investigated by our DOJ. She doesn't give press conferences. It's an endless string of bad news for Hillary. Without any shame she will talk about income inequality while wearing a $12,000 coat. She laughs off questions by reporters.

And yet, they don't seem to care. It's like they know they've got this election in the bag and don't need to work for it.

traditionalguy said...

Hillary is exposing her nastiness in a speech threatening war with China and Russia. Strange tactic. She is running as Bush III.

This can only mean the bribes from Wall Street were mighty big ones.

traditionalguy said...

The Onion says that with Trump as President we will have nothing to fear except Donald Trump.

Sounds right.

boycat said...

But, in point of fact, aren't DWS wrongs exactly what the same as what the R establishment and the so called "Never Trumpers" wanted and sought to do on the Republican side? So shouldn't we be demanding their resignations too?

bagoh20 said...

"What do Hillary and the DNC know that the rest of us don't?"

The American voter is easy to fool, and stubbornly stuck on stupid. They are testing that theory to find its limit. I think they just did.

eric said...

Blogger Bill, Republic of Texas said...
Breaking News:

Nate Silvers gives Trump a 57% chance of winning the Presidency.


I was starting to feel confident about his chances until I read this.

What's the point? 20% one day, 60% the next? No matter what, you're going to be right.

M Jordan said...

Chaos.

SGT Ted said...

The DNCs power mad, contemptuousness chickens are coming home to roost.


Pass the popcorn.

rhhardin said...

Descending into chaos indicates the direction of time. The laws of physics work the same forwards and backwards, so you can't tell which way time is going from measurements.

Paddy O said...

"So shouldn't we be demanding their resignations too?"

The answer is, of course, always. But not because of the reasons you list. The RNC wanted Bush to win, but it was clear how little power there was to force through this outcome. Trump winning showed that the RNC process actually works. If an outside candidate has enough momentum, that candidate can still win.

Not so in the DNC where the fix is always in.

walter said...

Gee..the ole "This is not who we are" works for Barry...
Meanwhile..The founding farters would be proud:
Smell the bern!

rhhardin said...

The American voter is easy to fool.

Women voters are easy to fool, and they're easy to fool in predictable ways, which predictions are made, and the women participate in their own foolishness.

Males fail in the same way by being overly skeptical. It's a gender difference.

Skeptical is the better political mistake, so you don't want women voting, at least not in large scale elections.

MikeR said...

"Nate Silvers gives Trump a 57% chance of winning the Presidency." Not quite; check the link. His preferred tab, Polls-Plus (http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/#plus) gives Trump a 42% chance. And Polls-Only is 46%. Still way way up from where it was.

JAORE said...

How soothing to the Bernie Bros to see her lose the DNC chair then immediately land in the roll as Hillary's lap dog.

YoungHegelian said...

@paddy,

Trump winning showed that the RNC process actually works. If an outside candidate has enough momentum, that candidate can still win.

For the Republicans, whether it's democracy or demagoguery, there's always still a demos.

lgv said...

Blogger boycat said...
But, in point of fact, aren't DWS wrongs exactly what the same as what the R establishment and the so called "Never Trumpers" wanted and sought to do on the Republican side? So shouldn't we be demanding their resignations too?

Yes, but not exactly.

No, because she was successful and never Trumpers weren't.

The Clintons owe her a lot and she will get it. No worries.

dustbunny said...

The tv series VEEP about a duplicious female politico surrounded by idiots is starting to look like a documentary

Todd said...

eric said...

And yet, they don't seem to care. It's like they know they've got this election in the bag and don't need to work for it.

7/25/16, 10:55 AM


They are not worried because, if you add up:
a) the young
b) the unions
c) the feminists
d) [most of] the GLBT
e) the folks that multi-vote
f) the felons
g) the illegals
h) the dead
i) all the absentee ballads that they will print up as needed

she has it all sown up...

Brando said...

"But, in point of fact, aren't DWS wrongs exactly what the same as what the R establishment and the so called "Never Trumpers" wanted and sought to do on the Republican side? So shouldn't we be demanding their resignations too?"

The proper comparison is someone like Reince Preibus, who is in a position where he must support the party as a whole and not show bias between candidates in the primaries. Far as I can tell, he acted professionally (whatever he personally thinks of Trump, he has been publicly supportive and I don't know of anything he did to try and undermine or support him in the contest). Delegates are another matter--by nature they pick sides, or are required to serve who their state party rules direct, but they aren't supposed to be neutral.

"Nate Silvers gives Trump a 57% chance of winning the Presidency."

Silver's odds are going to bounce around a lot the rest of the year. His odds only count for a given point in time and will change as the polls change.

Thorley Winston said...

But, in point of fact, aren't DWS wrongs exactly what the same as what the R establishment and the so called "Never Trumpers" wanted and sought to do on the Republican side?

No, they’re not. The DNC and RNC each had a responsibility to try to manage their respective presidential contests in an impartial way. The DNC (as we saw by the emails that were leaked) was actively trying to help HRC at the expense of BS. There has been no evidence or credible allegations that the RNC did anything other than stay neutral during the presidential contest and then support the endorsed candidate.

eric said...

Blogger Paddy O said...
"So shouldn't we be demanding their resignations too?"

The answer is, of course, always. But not because of the reasons you list. The RNC wanted Bush to win, but it was clear how little power there was to force through this outcome. Trump winning showed that the RNC process actually works. If an outside candidate has enough momentum, that candidate can still win.

Not so in the DNC where the fix is always in.


The RNC doesn't have the influence over the media that the DNC does. The media that influences the right, blogs, radio, fox news, doesn't have the ability to coordinate and spin stories like the left does.

The left has journolist. Their is a reason why all the headlines called Trump's speak "Dark" in some way. Coordination. The Republicans don't have this.

This is why Jeb Bush can spend so much and go nowhere.

And this is why Hillary can laugh through every scandal.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

As for Nate Silver. I don't believe in polls until closer to the election.

I'm just trolling. The leftists favorite pollster shows Trump likely to win. That's got to give them heartburn.

tim in vermont said...

Turns out that the $20 donations to Sanders don't get you into the convention:

Grumman, UBS, New York Life, Raytheon, Southern Company, Quicken Loans, Suntrust, Capital One, Metlife, State Farm, and 21st Century Fox.

It was not clear from the hacked emails whether any of those companies had purchased convention packages through their PACs.

High-dollar individual donors receive many of the same benefits as political action committees, but their contribution thresholds are even higher. Those who raise $1.25 million for the DNC, or donate $467,600 themselves, qualify for the top individual convention package, which includes six tickets to the meetings with Democratic policymakers.

Adamsunderground said...

She's a Twentieth Century Fox
Got the nomination wrapped up inside a 2015 box

Brando said...

"No, they’re not. The DNC and RNC each had a responsibility to try to manage their respective presidential contests in an impartial way. The DNC (as we saw by the emails that were leaked) was actively trying to help HRC at the expense of BS. There has been no evidence or credible allegations that the RNC did anything other than stay neutral during the presidential contest and then support the endorsed candidate."

Yeah--even if you hate Trump and think Paul Ryan and McConnell were "Vichy Republicans" for going along with him, no one (pro- or anti- Trump) can hold anything against Preibus. He's doing exactly what his job requires, being impartial in the primaries and doing what's necessary to support the nominee and the party at large in the general election. And he wasn't neglecting an elected position the way DWS did.

Many Dems are rightly calling for blood. It'd be the perfect coda if she got beat in her congressional primary (which I think is still coming up?).

eric said...

Here is something I find interesting.

For months now I've been googling "2016 general election polls". That takes me to a Google page where about the fifth response down and the 2nd realclearpolitics link, takes me to the average polling between Clinton and Trump.

Today, I couldn't get there. Same Google words. Same set up on the Google page. But when I click on my now familiar link, it takes me to all of the polls for the election. What I mean is, state polls, polls that include Jill Stein and Johnson, etc. But not the polling average between just the two candidates.

I actually had to do some extra searching to find my page today and then, finally, I bookmarked it. And noticed Trump now leads the average with .2 percent.

Coincidence that today is the first time Google wouldn't take me where I wanted to go?

JPS said...

eric,

"And this is why Hillary can laugh through every scandal."

Like this?

"Madame Secretary, do you think you'll be indicted?"

"Ha, ha, ha! Oh, goodness, that's not going to happen."

JZ said...

"She knows that what is happening right before her eyes is not what she knows she knows."

Say what?

Gahrie said...

But, in point of fact, aren't DWS wrongs exactly what the same as what the R establishment and the so called "Never Trumpers" wanted and sought to do on the Republican side?

The GOP Establishment didn't try to hide it, or lie about it, and the RNC was strictly neutral, as he should be.

Balfegor said...

Re JZ:

"She knows that what is happening right before her eyes is not what she knows she knows."

Say what?


I think it's a play on Schultz observing a bunch of Floridians booing her, and claiming that "we know that is not the Florida that we know." She will not believe her lying eyes.

Although to be fair, there's no reason to believe moments like this -- protest marches, booing, etc. -- are actually representative of anything in particular. They're theatre, and there's a long history of political movements orchestrating theatrical moments to make themselves seem more important or more representative than they really are.

On the other hand, Sanders has, what, 1,800 delegates at the convention? That's a lot.

glenn said...

Thing that interests (and disappoints) me about the e-mails is how BM is avoiding stories about so called reporters coordinating their reporting with the DNC. Shameful behavior. Nothing we didn't already know but shameful none the less.

Rick said...

Although to be fair, there's no reason to believe moments like this -- protest marches, booing, etc. -- are actually representative of anything in particular.

It's not supposed to be representative. This is her own organization booing her.

steve uhr said...

Hillary must be losing a lot of sleep wondering whether and when her 33,000 deleted "personal" emails appear on Wikileaks.

Goldenpause said...

Too bad DWS has bailed out completely. It would have made entertaining political television -- which is why she is not going to gavel in the convention. Instead we will have the mayor of Baltimore who ordered the Baltimore police to stand down while rioters torched part of the city, allegedly to protest the death of Freddie Gray. Will Wikileaks do another email dump to make things even more interesting? Stay tuned, as they say.

Balfegor said...

Re: Rick:

It's not supposed to be representative. This is her own organization booing her.

But if there's 100 people, and only 20 of them are booing, that doesn't mean the other 80 agree. Or disagree! It doesn't tell us anything one way or the other. It's just making a scene is all.

Big Mike said...

Well, the "Russians did it" explanation went nowhere, so the Dumbocrats are trying another explanation. Per Politico here is the lede:

"Hillary Clinton and her team aren’t thrilled that the head of the Democratic National Committee was forced out on the eve of the nominee’s coronation — but they aren’t exactly distraught to see Debbie Wasserman Schultz booted from the tent.

Several senior Democratic officials with ties to Hillary and Bill Clinton told POLITICO that campaign higher-ups have been trying to replace the oft-off-message Florida congresswoman from the start of Clinton’s campaign late last year."

Brando said...

"Hillary must be losing a lot of sleep wondering whether and when her 33,000 deleted "personal" emails appear on Wikileaks."

I'd hate to see anything hacked that harms national security or puts anyone at risk, but it would be glorious if someone released a smoking gun re: the Clinton Foundation--like an e-mail string that pretty clearly shows a major donor getting special treatment from State at Clinton's behest.

tim in vermont said...

"She knows that what is happening right before her eyes is not what she knows she knows."

Say what?


It has to do with Women's ways of knowing

It really does help you to understand Hillary. If she were a man, she would be dismissed as batshit crazy.

Brando said...

"Several senior Democratic officials with ties to Hillary and Bill Clinton told POLITICO that campaign higher-ups have been trying to replace the oft-off-message Florida congresswoman from the start of Clinton’s campaign late last year."

I could believe that someone who favors competence would want DWS out of there, but the Clintons also favor blind loyalty and DWS has that. Losing her risks getting someone in place who doesn't march to their tune and have their back. Is Donna Brazile as reliable as DWS from that standpoint?

tim in vermont said...

Several senior Democratic officials with ties to Hillary and Bill Clinton told POLITICO that campaign higher-ups have been trying to replace the oft-off-message Florida congresswoman from the start of Clinton’s campaign late last year." - Politico

And you know it's true because Politico vets their stories with the DNC before publishing in order to co-ordinate responses.

NEW YORK ― Politico acknowledged Sunday that it was a “mistake” for one of its top reporters to send the Democratic National Committee an advance copy of an article while emphasizing there were no substantive changes made to the piece prior to publication. - HuffPo

Of course the one time they got caught was the only time it happened! Drat the luck!

Todd said...

tim in vermont said...

Of course the one time they got caught was the only time it happened! Drat the luck!

7/25/16, 1:25 PM


Yep! Just like when they do those stings and catch the pedophiles with a six-pack of beer coming in the under-age girl's kitchen door. "It was a mistake and my first time EVER!".

John said...

Watching Bernie speak a few minutes ago I saw a bunch of people with green sort of slouch hats. I immediately thought they were Robinhood hats. Thinking for a bit perhaps they are Vermont Green Mountain hats?

Anyone know what is up with them?

John Henry

tim in vermont said...

No way Sanders supporters are going to join us in the fight against a corrupt and for sale to highest bidder political class! Right Unknown?

Oh wait. Once again, just the link itself is enough.

http://ntknetwork.com/sanders-supporters-boo-bernie-sanders-when-he-starts-trashing-donald-trump/

tim in vermont said...

Thinking for a bit perhaps they are Vermont Green Mountain hats?

No such thing, I would go with Robin Hood, who stole from government cronies, well cronies of the king, in those days, and gave to the poor.

Matthew Sablan said...

Well, I guess the Republicans AREN'T hosting the worse convention this year.

tim in vermont said...

Holy shit

"Brothers and sisters, this is the REAL WORLD that we live in!" - Bernie Sanders responds to boos for saying that his "followers" have to support Clinton/Kaine.

Watch the video, seriously.

Brando said...

"Well, I guess the Republicans AREN'T hosting the worse convention this year."

Yeah, I spoke too soon last week--I expected the DNC to be a boring coronation. This sort of news might make it interesting.

Matthew Sablan said...

Yeah. I expected them to keep everyone in line, too, and for any craziness to happen outside.

narciso said...

wait wait, there's more frabjous joy,

https://twitter.com/rickklein/status/757632483500388352

walter said...

Berno..purveyor of the finest unicorns..invoking "the real world".

Fabi said...

The BernieBoiz didn't take the condescension of that "real world" comment too well, did they? Hahaha!

buwaya said...

I may be just a contrarian in this - but a wild Dem convention seems likely to be better for them than a boring, scripted meeting. Risky, but better. The audience loves drama.

walter said...

Moments ago..OFA sticking to their preferred narrative:

Tens of thousands of American lives are lost to gun violence each year. But leaders in Congress have yet to act—and they just went on a seven-week recess without taking any steps to address our country's shameful gun violence epidemic.

Add your name if you agree that doing nothing is unacceptable. Speak up for a path forward to prevent gun violence.

Matthew Sablan said...

I read the "real world" quote and I thought: "Does he know what he just said? That's like what the bad guy principal says to the upstart, rebel middle schoolers."

buwaya said...

I thought it was more like "You cant handle the truth!" from A Few Good Men.

buwaya said...

I suspect the protests and shouting are all scripted, part of a planned drama.
There will be dramatic tension, there will be conflict, there will be passion, there will be a crisis, and then there will be reconciliation.
These people are well connected in Hollywood and Broadway.

Brando said...

"Real world" is sort of the antithesis of everything the Bern stood for this year. Their response to him should have been "why start now?"

Brando said...

"I suspect the protests and shouting are all scripted, part of a planned drama.
There will be dramatic tension, there will be conflict, there will be passion, there will be a crisis, and then there will be reconciliation.
These people are well connected in Hollywood and Broadway."

Yes, but the lead actress in this production is Hillary. I don't think she can pull off the role.

n.n said...

buwaya:

A semblance of accountability.

William Chadwick said...

This just in: replacing Ms. Shultz as a speaker at the convention will be the Grand Inquisitor. Asked to comment on the last-minute invitation to the convention, the Grand Inquisitor said, "I'm surprised they haven't asked me sooner. After all, if you read my chapter in "The Brothers Karamazov, it's clear I've been saying the same
basic thing Democrats have been saying all along."

n.n said...

Brando:

She doesn't have to. She only needs to reach moderates in her Church. It is sufficient to go through the motions, shift a few token pieces to lucrative Democrat interests, and the Twilighters will reconcile the trans-social, trans-legal, trans-moral, and even trans-human. The Pro-Choice religious/moral philosophy really is ideal to calm any latent cognitive dissonance and reconcile diametrically conflicted sects.

mccullough said...

Pretty soon Comrade Bernie will yell at them to Grow Up and Get a Job

Matthew Sablan said...

Then he'll say, "Sometimes you make compromises!"

Sebastian said...

"Brothers and sisters, this is the REAL WORLD that we live in!" On your knees. Bend over. The Democratic way.

Adamsunderground said...

Independent from Vermont, a true yellow valley boy

tim in vermont said...

I suspect the protests and shouting are all scripted, part of a planned drama.
There will be dramatic tension, there will be conflict, there will be passion, there will be a crisis, and then there will be reconciliation.
These people are well connected in Hollywood and Broadway.


Keep hope alive!

(sorry, couldn't resist.)

chickelit said...

Interesting that the pro-Hillary trolling stops the day DWS resigns. Orders from on high?

walter said...

They're just waiting for the media to provide adequate cover..

Unknown said...

What happens to those running for the presidency who collude with foreign governments to get themselves elected? Should Trump be given national security briefings? Maybe those briefings should be put on hold.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/25/fbi-suspects-russia-hacked-dnc-u-s-officials-say-it-was-to-elect-donald-trump.html

"The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect was a deliberate attempt to influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, according to five individuals familiar with the investigation of the breach.

The theory that Moscow orchestrated the leaks to help Trump, who has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and practically called for the end of NATO, is fast gaining currency within the Obama administration because of the timing of the leaks and Trump’s own connections to the Russian government, the sources said on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing and developing quickly."

walter said...

Like I said..

Swede said...

Oh, Unknown.

Bless your heart.

Pookie Number 2 said...

It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect was a deliberate attempt to influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, according to five individuals familiar with the investigation of the breach.

Adorable. The acknowledged position of the Democrats is "if the Americans knew how we actually operate, they'll vote for Trump".

buwaya said...

"the Twilighters will reconcile the trans-social, trans-legal, trans-moral, and even trans-human."

The trans-human indeed.

This is turning into a science-fiction novel before our eyes.

David said...

I watched the tape, and the boo birds seemed a distinct minority. But enough for a headline.

readering said...

“Little did [Wasserman Schultz] know, Russia, China, one of our many, many ‘friends’” – Trump emphasized with air quotes – “came in and hacked the hell out of us. Can you imagine?"

Bob Loblaw said...

Rube awakenings all over the place.

That was my reaction. She is no more nasty and incompetent than ever, and it was there for everyone to see. Why are Democrats just waking up now? Heck, Sanders supporters should have been baying for her political blood months ago.

buwaya said...

China did hack the US. The great PMO file heist (22 million federal personnel records) of 2015 was a China government job.

EMD said...

"I watched the tape, and the boo birds seemed a distinct minority. But enough for a headline."

Watch the Bernie one. Hoooo.

Rusty said...


Blogger Unknown said...
@ 3:29

I'd love to hear your thoughts on aliens from outer space visiting our planet.

SukieTawdry said...

I hear a rumor there's going to be a public mass resignation from the Democratic party by Bernie supporters. That should be fun to watch.

Paddy O said...

YH,

"there's always still a demos."

Nice! Indeed!

Jonathan Graehl said...

I'm enjoying the panicked denials and creative wriggling. The Russians did it! ok, so?

Michael Murray said...

Poor unknown. Dude it doesn't matter who released these emails, what matters, is what's in them.

Scott said...

What's really going to be interesting is if Assange carries through his threat to release a dump of Hillary's personal emails. Since Russia has ties to Wikileaks we know now... Well.

narciso said...

there's actually another theory, some former intelligence officers, ticked off at red queen's malfeasance did it,

Unknown said...

'So you and they are confirming that it's true, so these are real emails, so this is really what democratic operatives said'

should be a constant refrain when any Republican is asked about this.

Followed with

'Funny, but whenever there have been exposes against Republicans, no one has ever concerned themselves with the identity or motives of the source, even though it's usually known to the reporter (who has the anonymous source).'

Isn't that the very notion of anonymous sources, that it doesn't matter who says it as long as it's true? How many hundreds or thousands of stories do you think have been fed into the Western media by Russian spies, and Soviet spies before that, knowingly and unknowingly, under media protection of anonymity? Purportedly the best of them will die to protect their sources.

And then they disclose or reveal the information itself at their pleasure . That tape of Obama at the Palestinian fundraiser is still in the vault in Los Angeles.