Hillary Clinton did it again — she alienated the very people she would need to win if she were to become the Democratic nominee. But her confidence comes across as petty, condescending and dismissive of Bernie Sanders’ millions of supporters and those who have not yet had the chance to vote!
Of course, as CNN is the Clinton News Network, they edited that segment to take out the part where she further demeaned Bernie Sanders and his supporters. That’s OK, you can see the whole unedited clip here.
Ack. She just doesn’t get it, and apparently, neither does the Democratic party, who continue to ignore what we’re saying and insist that Sanders’ supporters will just pivot to Hillary Clinton for the general election. They’re obviously not interested in listening to our issues and concerns, something they made abundantly clear in Las Vegas on Saturday and since.
But thanks to a friend’s email early this morning, I saw Sean Shealy’s reluctant Facebook post this morning in which he detailed the course of attack Trump and the GOP will use against the Clintons, and it’s uglier than you could imagine.
To Those Who Said I Was Playing Dirty Politics: I have often responded by saying, “you have NO idea what I’m holding back. I’m being WAY nice to the Clintons.” Well, here’s the truth: Almost a year ago I wrote a piece intended for Kos entitled, “Democrats Had Better Get Used To Seeing ‘Clinton Pedophile’ in the Same Sentence”. After long agonizing over the decision, I chose not to publish the piece. I have continued to agonize over it ever since. I KNEW it would become an issue in the general election, should Hillary be the nominee. But I preferred that the primary election be about economics, LGBT issues, climate change, civil rights and the rest. So I withheld the piece.
Now that the GOP, via FoxNews, has gleefully tipped their hand, leaving us no doubt that they are going to run with this in the general, I am posting that piece in it’s entirety below.
To those who are just hearing about this, I apologize for withholding it for so long. I wasn’t trying to protect Hillary, or to keep any of you in the dark. I simply did not want the critical issues brought forth during the primary to be buried by this story. Had Fox and MSNBC not broached the subject, I would have, for better or worse, left it buried.
But it IS an issue now. You, as a voter, have a right to this information.
Clinton people will say all sorts of terrible things about my posting this. That’s fine, whatever. But while you’re at it, you might want to consider this: Killing the messenger is not going to make this go away. If Hillary is the nominee, you’re going to be seeing A LOT of this, everywhere, from every possible source. So I would suggest this: You’re not going to be able to attack and discredit every news source on the planet. You’d best come up with some other response/defense — and damned quickly.
NOTE: I wrote this before Fox asserted that Bill Clinton had taken 26 trips aboard the Lolita Express, rather than the 11 I reference. I have not evaluated their claim, nor has any other credible outlet, that I know of.
But these things are not in dispute: Bill Clinton took repeated trips aboard an airplane nicknamed the Lolita Express. The 727 is owned by billionaire convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein. On a dozen occasions, a woman was listed on the passenger logs who is believed to have arranged Epstein’s encounters with underage girls. On multiple occasions, Clinton flew aboard the Lolita Express to Epstein’s private Caribbean island. The resort, nicknamed Sin Island, is a place where Epstein is alleged to have kept sex slaves, including underage girls, for the use of the rich and powerful.
‘CLINTON PEDOPHILE’: Democratic Voters Had Better Get Used To Seeing Those Words Together
There is a conspiracy of silence among the punditry these days, on both sides of the political spectrum — but for very different reasons. On the left, they don’t want to bring up Bill Clinton’s 11 sojourns aboard the Lolita Express for obvious reasons. On the right, they’re gleefully biding their days until the general election: No doubt the movie script is already being written, a billion dollars worth of attack ads already under development.
To those uninitiated, this, according to Gawker:
‘Bill Clinton took repeated trips on the “Lolita Express”—the private passenger jet owned by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—with an actress in softcore porn movies whose name appears in Epstein’s address book under an entry for “massages,” according to flight logbooks obtained by Gawker and published today for the first time. The logs also show that Clinton shared more than a dozen flights with a woman who federal prosecutors believe procured underage girls to sexually service Epstein and his friends and acted as a “potential co-conspirator” in his crimes.’
Clinton was also spotted on the billionaire’s private Island of Little St. John’s — also known as Sin Island. It is a place where Epstein is alleged to have kept sex slaves, including underage girls, for the use of the rich and powerful.
If you Google “Lolita Express”, besides Gawker you’ll find the story covered by Newsweek and The Week — and beyond that, little but right-wing rags and blogs. It’s true that it’s nothing but guilt-by-association — there’s no evidence, certainly no allegation, that Bill Clinton had sex with anybody.
But it doesn’t take a Harvard-trained pollster and linguist to figure out why Hillary Clinton’s campaign decided to go with the name ‘Hillary’ rather than ‘Clinton’ in her logo and on campaign posters: The latter has much higher negative associations — and more than a few involve a penis and semen stains.
Whether you ‘like’ Bill Clinton or not, it is not difficult to imagine him aboard the Lolita Express, drink in hand, tie loosened, brushing tightly, belly-to belly, past the “massage” girls Epstein always had aboard the plane (along with the woman who was arranging the liaisons with underage girls). It isn’t difficult to imagine, aboard this luxurious private 727, Bill Clinton telling the Secret Service agents to, hey, just stay put, I’m gonna run to the bathroom, and then slipping off to some private room in the back of the plane.
You think ‘socialist’ is a hard label to overcome?
The Clinton camp wants this kept quiet for obvious reasons.
But is that best for the primary voter? Is it best for the party in the general election?
Of course Democratic voters knew that Hillary, should she be the nominee, was going to be hit with all sorts of things (and a great deal of bullshit): The email scandal, Benghazi, maybe even White Water again.
But child sex slaves tethered to Bill Clinton?
To borrow campaign phraseology: the optics on that are TERRIBLE.
And he added this video, courtesy of MSNBC, to the mix (scroll to the bottom of the post to see it).
Sean Shealy joined me this morning to explain that he posted it to warn the rest of us about what is about to hit the fan.
Portia Boulger returned in the first hour to update us on Women for Bernie and being named as an At Large Bernie Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer.
Although I won’t be going to the convention, we’re assembling a great roster of delegates who’ll check in with us throughout the event…
Have a great weekend. I’ll be back Monday, radio or not!