Saturday, November 04, 2017


You can ride high atop your pony
I know you won't fall
'Cause the whole thing's phoney....
(From "Bella Donna" by Stevie Nicks.)
Oh my! So what is Donna Brazile up to now?
"Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.

I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie....."

What is she up to?

I guess she's up to a few things at once:

1) Peddling her book, fishing for invitations to the several Late Shows and suchlike. Hmm - discovering how they'll square their constant on-going Hillary Clinton ass-licking with Ms Brazile's words could even persuade me to watch!
In July 2017, Hachette Books announced that it had acquired the rights to Brazile's forthcoming book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, set to be published on November 7, 2017. Hachette said the book would be "equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future." (Wikipedia)

Ms Brazile could also be:
2) covering her own ass, in case of future revelations touching on other, erm...iffy goings on, where she could be seen as having been involved.
3)trying to position herself for a prominent post in some new and "cleaned up" version of the Democratic Party, should that come up on the near, or far horizon.

Most likely: a combination of 1), 2) & 3).

As someone at Twitter, or elsewhere on the net commented:
"Not since the words "Et tu, Brute?" were uttered has the backstabbing been this spectacular."
However, nothing Ms Brazile has now "exposed" was really news to anyone not blinded by the special, and no doubt paid for, HRC bullshit peddled constantly at so-called liberal blogs, websites, shows and pundits. The Podesta/Wikileaks e-mails gave us this same news many months ago....oh yes...but of course, how could I forget? "Russia!"

As commenter, "prisonersdilema" wrote (at - I think - Common Dreams ?)
Lots of ink has been spilled defending the DNC, and Hillary Clinton. Turns out that was mis guided at best. Much of that ink contributed to the divisive politics, that was designed to confuse people and mislead them. This is part of the way the elite rule, and it is the root of identify politics, to divide and conquer. The DNC, is gone say goodbye, this is the last nail in the coffin. I can only hope that there's a jail cell with Hillary's name on it.
I'm not entirely in accord with that commenter's last sentiment, I'd rather that she simply exited gracefully stage left from the political scene - never to return!


R J Adams said...

The corruption is so flagrant, so blatant, that's it's almost impossible to plough through it all and find the truth. I wouldn't trust Brazile one iota - neither would I spend good money on her book. While Bernie is, perhaps, the voice of sincerity crying in the wilderness of U.S. politics today, the DNC is so riddled with corrupt practices ( as, indeed, is its counterpart on t'other side of aisle) that he's as likely to be scuppered by his own party as by that of the opposition. Of one thing I think we can sure: dive deep enough down the well of DNC corruption and you'll find two Clintons sitting in the slime at the bottom.

Twilight said...

RJ Adams ~ RJ Adams ~ Exactly! That stinky DNC swamp needs a good draining and drying out. Donna was, and still is, a creature of that swamp, so nothing will be as it might seem to be, from her words.
LOL - "two Clintons"...or as someone has called 'em "Bonnie & Clyde": they're Swamp Royalty...Time to get out my Defarge brand knitting needles!

Wisewebwoman said...

I view it all as bait and switch. The devil himself is in the WH. And Bernie is a windsock evidenced by his anti-aborton stance a few months ago.And Trump has the power to pardon all his henchmen.

It's appalling watching it all unfold and dear gawd 307 mass shootings in 2017, 1 per day.

And Obama spouts nonsense about concrete steps when is legs are encased in NRA cement.



Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~ The guy in the White House is grossly incompetent for the job, and should never have got himself within a hundred thousand miles of the US presidency, but I think the devil himself has more important things to do than mess up the USA. ;-)
For me, Bernie is one of the only sane individuals, in politics, right now (Liz Warren and Tulsi Gabbard also). He has some minor flaws, as do we, and they, all. I think what you were referring to re abortion rights is when he supported a Democratic candidate for mayor (or some such) who, personally, opposed abortion. I doubt Bernie opposes abortion himself, but his main aim these days is to get more Democrats into power at all levels - other issues become secondary - I think he has to be right in this aim.

Yeah - the shootings, the nonsense and the hopes and prayers of the great and "good"...."Shyte" is right, WWW!

Twilight said...

I've just read Lambert Strether's excellent and carefully researched piece on this issue at naked capitalism:

Well worth a close read, and a bookmark!