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Awaiting Act II of the charade called “democracy”

Act II, of course, being the Democratic National Convention where the fix was in from the beginning for the chosen son, or in this case witch.

Everyone expected the RNC to be a circus, but this particular convention promises to take the cake.  Thus the 4 mile fence they’ve built around the venue to keep the plebs at a distance.

So, Democratic voters, you really thought you had a role in all of this?  Bwaahaaahahaha.  You hadn’t a chance of deciding.  Your vote was simply part of the stage props necessary in the attempt to keep the facade of “democracy” alive.  The Superdelegates picked long before the first vote was cast had already decided the contest.  You were window dressing.

And I have to tell you, I am loving the Wikileaks DNC email dump.  Latinos are part of the “Taco Bowl” constituency.  Just shut up, grab a burrito and vote for Hillary.  They’ll ignore you later.

Meanwhile, it appears “Clinton, Inc.” is having a pre-move in sale:

The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

“The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm told The Daily Caller.

“That is unethical, if not illegal.”

The claim now circulating is the DNC server was hacked by Russia.  But Hillary’s server?  As safe as the gold in Ft. Knox, rest assured.

What a world we live in.  We have two of the worst candidates – that’s right, there is no “lesser of two evils” this time – running for a job in which they’ll each try to outdo the current worst president the US has ever suffered under.

As for the profession of “journalism”, you know what to expect:

At the beginning of the Republican National Convention last week, NBC Today co-host Matt Lauer confronted presidential nominee Donald Trump about dialing down the intensity of the passions percolating at the event. “Would you be willing to make a pledge to speak to everyone involved in this convention and say, ‘Please tone down the rhetoric’?” Lauer urged. “Can you say to the people who are going to take to that podium this week, ‘No personal attacks, no vitriol, keep it civil?”

The irony there is that political journalists themselves, Lauer included, have become as inflammatory as the politicians they lecture about incivility. In the aftermath of last month’s Orlando terrorist massacre at a gay nightclub, for example, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper badgered the increasingly offended Attorney General of Florida interminably about her stance on gay marriage. More recently, Fox News’ Shepherd Smith berated Gov. Bobby Jindal for using the “divisive” phrase “All lives matter.” CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who wears her biases as openly as her keffiyeh, hammered away contentiously at British MP Daniel Hannan for nine minutes over the recent Brexit vote.

Screw it.

~McQ

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28 Responses to Awaiting Act II of the charade called “democracy”

  • Heh:

    “The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,”

    Well, goodness me! This is my shocked face.

    Really.

    Shocked!!

    {Bwahahahahahahahah!}

    • Did you notice that when Ben Carson made a comment about Trump having a position in his administration, the press was quiet.

      There was no mention of … 18 U.S. Code §599. Promise of appointment by candidate

      Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be finedunder this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

      If a promise of appointment was done by a current government employee, 18 U.S. Code § 201 – Bribery of public officials and witnesses, also could apply.

      • Unless they made those promises and pledges without really intending to follow through on them.

        And besides, all of that appointment promising was done by unnamed interns
        and furthermore those documents are covered under Executive privilege and not admissible as evidence,
        and besides Putin did it.
        The Republicans are racists!

      • It wasn’t silent. It was an off the cuff comment from Carson himself. Not of much value if they made a big deal out of it and it didn’t happen.

  • How’s that reset button working out?
    How’s “After my [2012] election, I have more flexibility” working out?
    How’s that worship of Assange and Snowden working out?

    Watching leftists squirm as their house of cards blows away in the wind is delightfully amusing. Unfortunately I don’t think they learn anything from the experience.

  • The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

    “The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm told The Daily Caller.

    “That is unethical, if not illegal.”

    Wul, yah. Can we say “Clinton Foundation”? Everything they touch is a criminal conspiracy!

    IF you can stand yourself after robbing Haitian earthquake victims, you won’t shy away at robbing American minorities of anything…including dignity.

    • “Like everyone in D.C., I immediately searched my name,” said the strategist who works with the DNC. “I wasn’t in there which I was happy about, until I realized just how sinister this leak actually was.”

      The staffer, like cybersecurity officials who spoke to BuzzFeed News, said the leaks were sinister because those behind the attack might be drip-feeding the emails to the public to create maximum damage for the Clinton campaign.

      A little sunshine does wonders.

  • “The desperate spin now circulating is the DNC server was hacked by Russia. ”

    FTFY

    • “The 1980s are calling, They know nothing about something called ’email’ “

      • No doubt their next brilliant campaign plow will be to declare the emails are “accurate, but fake”.

    • I’d almost forgotten about this …

      “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

      Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

      Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

      • I have never forgotten Ted Kennedy’s treason. For more details, research the “Venona Intercepts”. These are a massive trove of intercepted communications between the Soviets and their agents as well as embassy communications. Some of them were not decoded until the late 80s-early 90s. Joe was correct about the State Department. Thinking people were correct about the various “peace” movements.

  • “Screw it.”

    That sums it up for me these days as well.

    It’s worse than watching Dale’s Kangaroo hop towards the road, it’s an EF5 tornado bearing down on us and about to hit.
    “screw it” seems like a good approach.
    The Globalist Progressive Perfect Storm that brought us Barack Obama is coming up to full speed in what used to be the “enlightened West”.
    All I can think to do right about now is slam the shelter door closed, bar it, and wait for the howling to stop.

    • wait for the howling to stop

      Speaking of which. He who must be named has been awful quiet during what is probably the most intense fortnight on the political science calendar. He must be waiting for the narrative to be completed before offering any wisdom that might bite his ass in the future.

      • What’s a few dead machete hacked, axe murdered, bomb killed, shot German nationals amongst friends?
        It was no one ‘he’ knew, I’m sure, so while a bit unfortunate it’s the way of the future, old ways of not being killed on their streets and in their cities every day is a thing of the past!
        Honestly, don’t be so last century!
        We should probably watch and learn, time will tell you know.

        Thank Allah the new generation understands! No one said importing the religion of peace was going to be easy, those old ultra extremist Lutherans and Catholics with their fixed ideas of right and wrong will resist, but it’s good, and necessary.

      • The Brits voting to stay in the EU.
        German citizens praising Merkel’s generous salvation for the million+ immigrants and their anger at murderous exploding or ax murdering Lutherans.
        The French writing happy stories and relaxing their unfounded paranoia over Islamic radicals.
        Weak Putin rattling his rusty saber and NATO laughing at him.
        Secular Erdogan rounding up thousands of pro-islamic people in Turkey.
        and finally, sadly, the interruption of open borders in southern Europe holding up teddybear and flower shipments to the various impromptu memorials for people slain by “psychologically unbalanced guys named Ali and Mohammed” across the continent.

        It’s just a shame that progressive professors are stuck with summer students and can’t use all this new century info to properly train up the next generation in the fall or spring semester to ensure they don’t turn out like us, no?

  • According to the latest polls, Hillary and her minions desperately need to keep the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, off of the ballot in as many states as possible because when he is added into the polling, Hillary loses 5 points.
    But we all know that won’t happen (because only Republican suppress the vote).

  • The failure of our democracy can be traced to the willingness of the public to let the News Media tell them if something is good or bad and/or important or not. And the News Media’s willingness to take advantage of that.

  • As for the profession of “journalism”, you know what to expect

    What I didn’t expect was that an obvious Trump joke about Russia handing over Hillary’s missing emails would be taken seriously and completely Streisanded far and wide. I mean, how deficient in mental capacity do you have to be to (1) not realize it is a joke and then (2) realizing the joke or not draw blinding light back on to Hillary’s malfeasance?

    • nevermind that, I love him telling that reporter bint to be quiet and stop trying to save Hillary.

      If only Romney had a quarter of this guys stones…..

    • And if they want to piss and moan about Russian hacking….
      Who’s administration has been running all the agencies that are supposed to protect us from that?
      Who’s agencies gave a walk on prosecuting an illegal completely unsecured email server and forced the State Department to unlock the gates for hackers because it wouldn’t let the illegal server tie into the network?

      Welcome to their own petard, I hope they enjoy the hoist.

      • Misogynist!

        Just getting ready for the new terms for the modern sjw.

        • In theory you should be able to get a two-fer off that as of last night.
          I’m still a racist too because that’s now considered a lifetime achievement badge if you’re born white.

          As for my being a misogynist, this is a bold face slander! – I am in fact a lesbian trapped in a man’s body! Women are the neatest invention since, well, the neatest invention ever.
          Except perhaps for tigers, tigers are really pretty cool., but I digress.
          I just chose not to use the ladies room out of respect for my sisters who might be uncomfortable with my involuntary nature-imposed physical gender assignment.
          (Full disclosure – I’m really a green female dolphin, so my assigned hue, sex and species are all ranged and ordered inexorably against me, nevertheless I remain defiant! Undaunted, my spirit shall prevail! Excelsior!).

    • Insofar as national security is concerned, this is a level 0, right?
      The DNC isn’t a government agency, not a financial institution, think tank, R&D site or otherwise useful entity engaged in a meaningful pursuit.

      It’s actually kind of appropriate it was hacked since it’s a site run by hacks for the purpose of getting other hacks elected to national political office.
      It’s like hacking old scripts from SNL.
      If there had been anything important there, they’d have sent in Sandy Berger to smuggle it out in his underwear.

  • We’ve been watching the coverage of the revelations coming out about the fix being in amongst the Democrats for Hillary Clinton. Wow that kind of occurrence is not a surprise amongst the Democrats, on what basis does anybody believe that the fix was not in for Donald Trump, particularly given what went on on the floor of the convention?

    I would suggest that the only difference between them at this point is the GOP does a little bit better job at hacker proofing their servers.

    • Republicans don’t have super delegates. Something that is a built in fix mechanism and no one complains.
      The Republicans don’t want Trump. The loyalist in Colorado maneuvered him out. The negative response to that pretty much killed the idea of a insider rebellion at the convention. I would say the GOP is not complete garbage, yet. But I bet a superdelegate or other mechanism to normalize fixing the outcome will be considered in the future.