Monday, July 25, 2016

IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS premieres Tuesday on Ch. 8 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

In new era of turmoil, ‘In Hour of Chaos’ doc gives a timely look back at MLK Sr.

Given all the violence and unrest sweeping through Baton Rouge, Dallas, Miami and Minnesota and the debates over black, blue or all lives mattering in the fallout, it seems relevant to dial back to earlier times in the black struggle in America – back to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but before he marched out from Selma, and back to the man who started it all, if by proximity alone: the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., father of the historical Civil Rights leader, aka “Daddy King.”
He’s the central subject of Bayer Mack’s documentary “In the Hour of Chaos,” to debut on Cambridge Community Television’s Channel 8 at 8 p.m. Tuesday and plays again four times over the next four days.
Mack, who hails from Louisville, Ky., and is the founder of Block Starz Music Television, an independent film and television company, is no stranger to Cambridge audiences. In 2014 he partnered with Cambridge resident Hasson J. Rashid, who hosts two shows on CCTV, to get Mack’s documentary “Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood” in its lineup.
“In the Hour of Chaos” unfurls a languorous, solemn rewind of history, though it takes its name from the 1988 song by the rap group Public Enemy, “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos.” The primary source for the film is Murray M. Silver’s book, “Daddy King and Me,” as well as other autobiographies and biographies about Daddy King, his son and other King family members and associates.
One of the film’s starkest revelations is the degree of violence and poverty MLK Sr. grew up in amid the backwoods of Georgia, and the conflicts and tragedies that shaped his son as he emerged from the shadow of his father.
“There are critical lessons in this film that we as Americans still haven’t learned,” Mack said of the project, “which is why we are still fighting old battles.”
For details and other broadcast times, go to CCTV’s website.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dems In Disarray Prior To Convention


BREAKING: DWS Is Resigning As DNC Chair At The End Of The Convention. “The controversial chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, announced Sunday she would resign at the end of her party’s convention this week, a victim of her toxic relationship with peers and a trove of embarrassing internal emails.” (Daniel Strauss And Marc Caputo, “Wasserman Schultz Steps Down As DNC Chair,” Politico, 7/24/16)

“Democratic Leaders Are Scrambling To Keep The Party United” … “A Long Way To Go To Unite The Party” … “An Unusual Degree Of Drama”

Reuters: “Raising Doubts About Hillary Clinton's Chances For Party Unity… Lingering Bitterness From The Heated Primary Campaign Between Clinton And Sanders Erupted…” “Democrat Bernie Sanders demanded the party chairwoman resign and questioned the vice presidential pick of Tim Kaine on Sunday, raising doubts about Hillary Clinton's chances for party unity on the eve of her presidential nominating convention. Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 leaked Democratic National Committee emails seemed to confirm Sanders' frequent charge that the DNC played favorites in the race.” (Reuters, 7/24/16)

CNN: “Democratic Leaders Are Scrambling To Keep The Party United…” “Democratic leaders are scrambling to keep the party united, but two officials familiar with the discussions said Wasserman Schultz was digging in and not eager to vacate her post until after the November elections.” (CNN, 7/24/16)

Reuters Headline: “On Eve Of Democratic Convention, Clinton Struggles For Party Unity” (Reuters, 7/24/16)

Sacramento Bee: “Clinton Loyalists Acknowledged How Much Democrats Have Yet To Do To Unify Their Ranks.” “But with Sanders supporters wending their way to Philadelphia on GoFundMe accounts and in caravans from across the country, Clinton loyalists acknowledged how much Democrats have yet to do to unify their ranks.” (Sacramento Bee, 7/24/16)

Baltimore Sun: “The Uncertainty Gives The Democratic National Convention An Unusual Degree Of Drama.” (Baltimore Sun, 7/23/16)

Business Insider: “A Long Way To Go To Unite The Party… The Tensions Have Only Escalated Over The Past Several Days…” “But while Trump's anti-Clinton convention theme dismayed many top Democrats, when Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage on Monday, he'll still have a long way to go to unite the party. … The tensions have only escalated over the past several days, after damaging internal Democratic National Committee emails published by Wikileaks appeared to show the party's hostility toward Sanders' candidacy.” (Business Insider, 7/24/16)

The Washington Post: “The Democratic Party Arrived Here Still Divided…” “The Democratic Party arrived here still divided over the results of its presidential primary season, with anger at the nominating process, the Clinton-Kaine ticket and hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee spilling into the party’s final meetings before the convention begins.” (The Washington Post, 7/24/16)

The Washington Post Headline: “Democrats Grapple With Intraparty Divisions Two Days Before Convention Opens” (The Washington Post, 7/24/16)

The Week Headline: “Democratic Party Shows Signs Of Divide Leading Into Convention” (The Week, 7/24/16)

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Limbaugh's Predictions About DNC Convention: Pessimistic, Negative, Dark, Abysmal, Apocalyptic

My Predictions for the DNC

RUSH: Don't let me forget this, Mr. Snerdley -- I'm gonna make some predictions for you about what we're gonna see at the Democrat convention next week. It's gonna bear out everything I've said since the beginning of this program today. 

For example, I'll just give you one heads-up.  Patricia Smith, the mother of one of the four killed at Benghazi, was ridiculed, was lambasted, was ripped to shreds, was destroyed by the Democrat Party and the media for having the audacity to take the stage at the Republican convention and talk about the death of her son.  It was exploiting a death for the purpose of criticizing Hillary.  It was just unbecoming.  The Republicans should be so ashamed, so ashamed.  And then when she had the audacity to say that she blamed the death of her son on Hillary Clinton, that was it. The media and the Democrat Party went into full destruction mode, and they did everything they could to try to destroy the credibility of this woman and the Republican Party and the convention, and yet you watch what happens next week. 

We are going to see at least six family members of people, supposedly innocent people gunned down, murdered by the cops.  The cops are once again going to be portrayed as the enemy next week on the stage at the Democrat National Convention.  Law enforcement is going to be held up as the enemy for the express purposes of rallying the votes of a bunch of people as a result of having told lie after lie to them, such as "hands up, don't shoot," such as the mess that was Baltimore.  And there's not gonna be one condemnation you'll see anywhere in the Drive-By Media. 

The Drive-By Media will applaud this.  The Democrat Party has developed this tactic.  They parade ostensible victims of Republican policy, of evil American culture, you name it, they parade 'em before congressional hearings, and now they're gonna parade them before their convention.  The contrast is gonna be stark, and the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton are going to once again mount an assault on law enforcement next week, making the calculation that there are many more victims of law enforcement that will applaud that than there are members of law enforcement; strictly a numbers game. 

It will be another cheap attempt to rally the African-American vote.  You watch.  That's just one example of the drivel that's gonna happen next week.  You want to talk about negative, you want to talk about dark, you want to talk about pessimistic, you don't know until you actually watch four days of a Democrat convention what negative, dark, abysmal, apocalyptic is.  You'll see. 


RUSH: Look, folks, I mentioned earlier at the top of the program that I wanted to make some predictions of what the Democrat convention next week is gonna be, especially bouncing off this way that they're try to characterize the whole Republican convention plus Trump's speech last night -- dire, dark, filled with hate.  As you know by now, having listened to the program today, I believe they own those concepts.  I believe they market those concepts.  I believe the Democrats benefit from creating hate. 

I think the Democrats benefit creating fear.  I think they do it on purpose. I think they want people scared. I think they want people scared of everything but government.  I think want people scared of themselves.  But the idea that what Trump did was rooted in hate and fear and darkness, that's the Democrat Party.  They are responsible for the dark clouds of decline and pessimism that hang over this country today.  They side with the perpetrators in many crimes that are committed.  It's just incredible.

Now, in addition to my predictions, I want to urge you to, Dinesh D'Souza has an absolute -- if you liked Trump's speech last night, any part of it, all of it, you are gonna eat this movie up.  This movie tells the truth about the Democrat Party like you don't see done anywhere.  For example, you may know all this, but imagine seeing this on the big screen with an audience of people seeing it and people who've not heard this kind of stuff asserted before, and it's not just asserted.  Dinesh D'Souza proves it. 

The Democrat Party is responsible -- this is right from the movie -- is responsible for most of the great crimes, the political crimes in American history. It's Hillary's America, and this is what it shows.  The Democrat Party is the party of slavery.  Do you know the Republican Party was created to end slavery?  Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president, and his objective was to send slavery.  The Democrat Party was the party of the Ku Klux Klan, and still is.
The Democrat Party is the party of slavery.  The Democrat Party's the party of segregation.  It was the Democrats who did all the lynching.  It was the Democrats who turned the fire hoses on protesters.  It was Democrat police officers who beat John Lewis upside the head in Selma.  It was the Democrat Party that engaged in forced sterilization.  It was the Democrat Party engaged in sympathy for fascism and communism in the 1930s. 

They are the party of slavery.  They were the Southern plantation owners.  The great Democrat senators of the 1950s, J. William Fulbright, all of these great Democrats were segregationists.  One of the greatest political crimes has been to successfully transfer all of that in people's minds to the Republican Party.  The Democrats' relationship to the Ku Klux Klan, it was Democrat governors that refused to allow black students to enter the universities.  Lester Maddox, George Wallace were all Democrats. 

And this movie exposes this in ways that you haven't seen done.  You may have read it in books, you may have heard people like me talking about it, but you've not seen this portrayed on the big screen.  Progressive historians have covered all of this up and managed to transfer all this to conservatives, to the Republican Party. 

But America didn't do these things.  You see, America's not guilty of slavery.  America's not guilty of this.  The Democrat Party is.  The Democrat Party was the home of all this stuff.  Now, what is the relevance of all of this history to today?  The relevance is that even today the Democrats have created urban plantations that resemble these old rural plantations.  These new plantations, the inner city, they're in Detroit, Oakland, Baltimore, rundown buildings, run down dwellings, broken family structure, high levels of violence. 

Democrats provide residents a meager provision, but there's no real opportunity to get ahead.  These are places of hopelessness.  These are places of fear.  And while these dilapidated places exist, what are these people afraid of?  They're afraid of Republicans.  They're afraid of conservatives who haven't had a hand in any of this.  And Obama is so upset at people who have left the inner cities and moved to suburbia that he's got new housing laws that are being implemented all over this country while nobody notices, and laws such as this. 

If a developer, say, let's pick Westchester County in New York, which is an upwardly mobile suburban area.  If a developer wants to build a housing development, in order to be granted zoning and other permissions, he has to also build what is called affordable housing within the development.  Obama and the left are so ticked off that some were able to escape the inner cities.  That's not fair.  That's not right. 

So what Obama wants to do is take the inner cities to the suburbs, and that's what he was in the process of doing, and it's all part of Obama's scheme to make sure that certain segments of America pay for the discrimination and their mobility and their freedom and so forth, to avoid certain other things and people.  It's despicable in Obama's world.  But it's the Democrat Party.  And I'm telling you, Dinesh D'Souza's movie shows these were exactly the same features of the old slave plantation. 

Wait 'til you see the comparison between rundown places like Detroit and Oakland and Baltimore with the old slave plantations, in terms of where the slaves lived.  So America is not a dystopia, but certain places in America look like it, and the Hillary Clinton Democrats are responsible -- all the while Hillary and Bill Clinton are personally getting filthy rich using the power they have acquired to sell access and secrets!

This movie is great, and the fact that it's opening this weekend on the eve of the Democrat convention...  Here's how you find out where it's nearest you.  The website is  No apostrophe, no punctuation, just  Enter your ZIP code and find out where the nearest theater is showing the flick. Next week at this convention, you watch what you're gonna see. 

You're gonna see a parade of victims. 

You're gonna see victims, families of victims shot by the police.  You're gonna see an image that portrays that the cops are indiscriminately and wantonly shooting innocent people of color and minorities.  That's the image of this country and Democrat Party will portray. You talk about negative? You talk about hate? You talk about fear? You talk about dark? It'll be four straight days of nothing but whining and moaning about all the unfairness -- and keep in mind when you hear it, they've been running the show for 7-1/2 years. 

Everything they're complaining about, they have had control over.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hillary Throws Women And Gays Under The Bus With Tim Kaine VP pick

Tim Kaine’s lengthy self-described “conservative” record is wildly out of step with the Bernie Sanders wing of the party and will do little to unite the fractured party. The below information shows how far right Kaine was willing to go as a candidate for Governor.

Listen To Tim Kaine’s “I’m Conservative” Radio Ads From 2005
By Andrew Kaczynski
In his radio ads during the contentious 2005 Virginia gubernatorial campaign, Kaine touted his support for restrictions on late-term abortion, while his issues page mentioned Virginia’s history of “fiscal conservatism.”
At a rally introducing her new running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton declared the senator was a “progressive who likes to get things done.”
Kaine has a liberal record as a senator — but when he was running for governor of Virginia in 2005, he brandished his conservative beliefs on “issues of personal responsibility.” The ads can be seen and downloaded on his gubernatorial election page.
In one radio, Kaine declares his social conservatism on issues like same-sex marriage and parental consent for abortion, and banning late-term abortion. (Kaine’s position overall has been that he personally opposes abortion as a Catholic, but will support abortion rights.)
“I’m conservative on issues of personal responsibility,” Kaine said. “As a former Christian missionary, faith is central to my life. I oppose gay marriage, I support restrictions on abortion — no public funding and parental consent — and I’ve worked to pass a state law banning partial-birth abortion.”
In another ad, titled “conservative,” Kaine says he will enforce the death penalty (which became an outsize issue in the 2005 campaign) and how he is “conservative on personal responsibility, character, family and the sanctity of life. These are my values, and that’s what I believe.”
Kaine’s issues page reveals support for so-called covenant marriage legislation, “enforcing the current Virginia restrictions on abortion and passing an enforceable ban on partial-birth abortion that protects the life and health of the mother,” and support for Virginia’s fiscal conservatism.
“Virginia has a long and storied history of fiscal conservatism and responsibility that has often been a model for the rest of the nation,” his issues page reads.
“I’m Tim Kaine, I’m running for governor and I’m not afraid to tell you where I stand. My opponent Jerry Kilgore has just come out with even more negative ads. Once again he’s hiding behind a slick radio announcer to distort my record. I’m conservative on issues of personal responsibility. As a former Christian missionary, faith is central to my life. I oppose gay marriage, I support restrictions on abortion — no public funding and parental consent — and I’ve worked to pass a state law banning partial birth abortion. Jerry Kilgore knows this the real difference is Attorney General Jerry Kilgore promoted a law banning partial birth abortion that he knew was unconstitutional. He played politics with abortion and as a result Virginia still has no ban. As governor, I’ll always put principle over politics and you’ll always know where I stand. That’s who I am and what I believe. I’m Tim Kaine, candidate for governor and this ad was paid for by Kaine for governor.”
“I’ll enforce the death penalty as governor and I’m against same-sex marriage. I’m conservative on personal responsibility, character, family and the sanctity of life. These are my values, and that’s what I believe.”
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Kaine Doesn't Unify Fractured Democrat Base Roiled By Hillary's Cronyism And Dishonesty

RNC Reacts To Tim Kaine’s Selection As Clinton’s Running Mate
WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on Hillary Clinton choosing Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her running mate:
“Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine does nothing to unify a fractured Democrat base which is repelled by her dishonesty and cronyism,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “After spending last week pandering to grassroots Democrats with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton has chosen someone who holds positions that she’s spent the entire primary trying to get to the left of.
“Ultimately this is a ticket that represents one thing: four more years like the last eight, just with more corruption and scandal. A Clinton-Kaine administration will push our country further down the path President Obama has led us on and that has made us less safe, less prosperous, and less free. More taxes, more debt, more government and more leading from behind on the global stage will not deliver the turnaround our country desperately needs. Americans have had enough of the failed Democrat status quo.
“Donald Trump and Mike Pence offer a better path for our country that puts America first. A Trump-Pence administration means more jobs with rising incomes, more security, more freedom, and a conservative Supreme Court. The choice in this election is clear and it’s only the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence that can Make America Great Again.”
Hillary Clinton’s selection of Tim Kaine to be her running mate is drawing rough headlines for her campaign, whether it’s his accepting nearly $200,000 in “gifts” as Virginia governor or his lack of appeal to today’s Sanders/Warren fueled Democrat base. Given today’s unfolding drama over another devastating DNC email leak showing party officials’ hostility toward Sanders, it’s hard to see how Kaine – himself an ex-DNC chair – soothes intra-party divisions in Philly.
The headlines below show the extent of the Democrat base resentment of Kaine:

·         Associated Press: Kaine Liberal Appeal Muted by Energy Ties, Abortion Concerns

·         The Hill:Clinton VP Pick Could Face Liberal Ire

·         The Los Angeles Times: “Some Liberal Activists Are Angry That Hillary Clinton Picked Tim Kaine

·         Politico: “Progressive Groups Criticize Kaine VP Pick

·         Politico:Kaine Praised TPP As Recently As Thursday

·         The Washington Examiner:Kaine Pick Riles Liberals

·         The Washington Post: “Kaine’s VP Pick Greeted By Blowback From Progressive Groups

Crooked Hillary Picks Ethically Tainted Tim

Just One Example Of Tainted Tim's Ethical Lapses Exposed In The Below Article: Teva Pharmaceuticals gave him $12,000 for travel to the August 2006 Democratic Governors Association meeting in Aspen. The Israeli drug company lobbied the state government and later bought a facility in Forest, Virginia.

Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts

By Isaac Arnsdorf
The former Virginia governor's $160,000 in disclosures could be a political liability for Clinton's leading VP pick.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed.
Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon after bought a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, the state’s biggest provider of electricity.
While legal under Virginia’s unusually permissive ethics rules, the gifts could become attack-ad fodder after similar presents led to corruption charges for Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose conviction the Supreme Court overturned Monday. Republicans could also use the records to portray Kaine as part of the self-dealing establishment in a cycle animated by hostility toward the political class.
Virginia’s standards are widely perceived as too permissive, especially in the wake of the McDonnell case. And even the appearance of lower standards could become an issue in the national spotlight.
“The danger here is that there’s already a narrative on Hillary Clinton: It’s crooked cronyism, and any pick or any other action that drives that narrative is going to be bad for her,” said Matt Moon, a former Republican National Committee deputy research director, communications director for the 2014 reelection campaign of Governor Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and now executive vice president of opposition research consulting firm Delve. “If you’re on the Clinton campaign side, you want to look at potential vulnerabilities in how a VP pick would drive an opposition narrative.”
Kaine has acknowledged the defects with his state’s policies, especially compared with the federal restrictions he now faces as senator. “With no limit on the amount of such gifts and with the exceptions for friends and family so broad, Virginia’s system is all but guaranteed to create problems,” he wrote in a 2013 Washington Post op-ed. “The benefits of the federal rule are obvious. I regret that I didn’t propose adopting it when I was governor.”
Shortly after winning the governorship in 2005, Kaine and his family vacationed on the exclusive West Indies island of Mustique in a house belonging to Charlottesville-area investor James B. Murray Jr. Murray made a fortune investing in cellphones together with Kaine’s Senate predecessor, Mark Warner. Murray invited Kaine to spend a week at his house to relax after the campaign.
“I didn’t consider it a gift: There was no cash, I just let him use a house,” Murray said in an interview with Politico. “There was no quid pro quo. I don’t have any business with him.”
For the purpose of the disclosure, Kaine’s staff determined that $18,000 was the fair market value of a week’s stay. Kaine paid all his own expenses besides lodging.
“It’s just the kind of thing you do for a friend, but who’s to draw the line?” Murray said. “It’s probably better to declare everything.”
Kaine also accepted $5,500 worth of clothes in 2003 and 2005 from Stuart C. Siegel, a close friend and campaign booster who was then chairman of a Virginia-based discount menswear company. The disclosure also lists a baccarat crystal vase, valued at $0. Siegel didn’t answer a request for comment through a foundation of which he’s a board member.
Most of the gifts came in the form of travel to conferences or campaign events. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign gave Kaine $45,000 for airfare and lodging. Kaine’s own leadership committee, Moving Virginia Forward, footed $20,000 of travel expenses. The Democratic Party of Virginia paid almost $11,000.
Richmond-based power company Dominion gave Kaine $2,000 for travel to meetings of the Democratic Governors Association and Southern Governors Association and to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA Final Four in 2006. Kaine rode on Dominion’s jet because he missed the commercial flight he booked to attend a state legislator’s funeral. A regulated utility, Dominion lobbies the state on energy policy.
Teva Pharmaceuticals gave him $12,000 for travel to the August 2006 Democratic Governors Association meeting in Aspen. The Israeli drug company lobbied the state government and later bought a facility in Forest, Virginia. BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson treated him to $4,250 for two dinners, travel to a charity benefit and a trip to Denver. ADR Software CEO E. Scott Kasprowicz, a conservationist and an environmental advocate, paid $3,000 for travel to political and charity galas.
By contrast, Kaine’s successor, Bob McDonnell, along with his wife, Maureen, accepted — and failed to disclose — loans and gifts totaling more than $175,000, including vacations, clothes and a Rolex watch, all from Jonnie Williams, a businessman who wanted government help promoting a tobacco-based dietary supplement.
In McDonnell’s defense, his lawyers tried to argue that Kaine accepted more gifts. But as the details of McDonnell’s indulgences emerged at trial, a jury convicted McDonnell on 11 felony counts in 2014. Before sentencing, Kaine was among many political leaders of both parties who sent letters asking the judge for leniency, citing McDonnell’s efforts to restore felons’ voting rights.
“It seems fair to examine any request for mercy by exploring whether the petitioner has been merciful in similar circumstances,” Kaine wrote. “I am convinced that Governor McDonnell showed mercy to convicted felons not for political reasons or because he had anything personally to gain by doing so.”
McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison but appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. This week the justices vacated the conviction, reasoning that hosting an event or setting up a meeting didn’t amount to an official act, like a vote, grant or rule, in order to qualify as corruption.
The original gift disclosures by Kaine that generated the Virginia Public Access Project’s data were collected by the Secretary of the Commonwealth but routinely purged after five years.
Donovan Harrell contributed to this report.

Even before he was picked, Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine was met with progressive anger for his views on banks, trade, abortion and other positions out of step with the base she needs to attract. Here’s the greatest hits from night one:

“Liberal Groups Were Teed Up To Criticize The Pick” Of Kaine

The Huffington Post: “(Clinton’s) Choice Could Also Aggravate The Elizabeth Warren Wing Of The Democrat Party…” “Kaine may help Clinton carry that state, but her choice could also aggravate the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democrat Party, which sees the Virginian as a business-friendly centrist unlikely to champion their top financial reform goals.” (The Huffington Post, 7/22/16)
The Washington Post: “Liberal Groups Were Teed Up To Criticize The Pick” Of Kaine. “Even before Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.) was unveiled Friday as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, liberal groups were teed up to criticize the pick.” (The Washington Post, 7/22/16)
Charles Chamberlain Of Democracy For America Said Kaine’s Support For Wall Street Should Be “Disqualifying.” “On Thursday, as speculation was mounting that Kaine would be Clinton’s choice, Charles Chamberlain, executive director of the activist network Democracy for America, which backed Sanders in the primaries, said that it should be ‘disqualifying’ for any potential Democratic vice-presidential nominee to ‘help banks dodge consumer protection standards.’ That was based in part on a bipartisan letter that Kaine signed on Monday urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to ‘carefully tailor its rulemaking’ regarding community banks and credit unions so as not to ‘unduly burden’ these institutions with regulations aimed at commercial banks.” (John Wagner, “Kaine’s VP Pick Greeted By Blowback From Progressive Groups,” The Washington Post, 7/22/16)
“On Friday, Norman Solomon, The Coordinator Of A Group Billing Itself As The Bernie Delegates Network, Called Kaine ‘A Loyal Servant Of Oligarchy.’” (John Wagner, “Kaine’s VP Pick Greeted By Blowback From Progressive Groups,” The Washington Post, 7/22/16)
·         “The Group Has Threatened To Protest During The Democratic Convention If Kaine Is The Pick.” (John Wagner, “Kaine’s VP Pick Greeted By Blowback From Progressive Groups,” The Washington Post, 7/22/16)
The Washington Post Headline: “Kaine’s VP Pick Greeted By Blowback From Progressive Groups” (The Washington Post, 7/22/16)
Los Angeles Times Headline: “Progressive Groups Have Already Warned They Aren't Ready For Tim Kaine” (Los Angeles Times, 7/22/16)
Politico: “Kaine’s Selection Likely Won’t Satisfy The Liberal Wing Of The Party…” “Kaine’s selection likely won’t satisfy the liberal wing of the party, which had pushed for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) or another liberal stalwart to balance out Clinton.” (Politico, 7/22/16)
Washington Examiner’s Byron York: “MSNBC Debate: Kaine Is A Progressive. No, He's Not.”  (, 7/22/16)
Los Angeles Times: “Some Progressives And Former Backers Of (Sanders’) Presidential Candidacy Signaled Their Dissatisfaction With The Choice Of Sen. Tim Kaine…” “Some progressives and former backers of Bernie Sanders' presidential candidacy signaled their dissatisfaction with the choice of Sen. Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton's running mate before it was even announced.” (Los Angeles Times, 7/22/16)
Adam Green, Founder Of The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Questioned The Choice Of Kaine And Attacked His Support For TPP. “Adam Green, founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which was neutral in the primary but has ties to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, questioned the choice of a running mate who supports the Trans Pacific Partnership. ‘It will be very ironic if voters go into election day thinking Donald Trump is better on the TPP issues than the Democratic Party,’ he said.” (Michael A. Memoli And Evan Halper, “Progressive Groups Have Already Warned They Aren't Ready For Tim Kaine,” Los Angeles Times, 7/22/16)
Slate’s Nora Caplan-Bricker Called Kaine’s Selection “A Symbolic Kick In The Teeth For The Feminist Organizations That Faithfully Championed Hillary Over Bernie Throughout The Long Primary Season.” “It’s not just that Kaine, like all 47 veeps in our nation’s history, is a white dude, not a ‘first’ who could have driven home just how historic Hillary’s candidacy is. He’s also, at least in his personal views, opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith—a symbolic kick in the teeth for the feminist organizations that faithfully championed Hillary over Bernie throughout the long primary season.” (Slate, 7/22/16)
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Democrats really are the party of collusion, corruption and cover-ups - No wonder they like Hillary so much

BUSTED: 19,252 Emails from DNC Leaked by Wikileaks, and Oh MAN Are They Great!

By Caleb Howe

On Friday, website Wikileaks posted over 19,000 emails that were taken from the Democratic National Committee that show story manipulation and collusion with the MSM, internal attempts to sabotage Bernie Sanders during the primary, and a whole lot more.

RELEASE: 19,252 emails from the US Democratic National Committee  #Hillary2016 #FeelTheBern

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)

This huge political story and scandal broke on Friday morning, though you may not have heard about it. It seems the collusion extended even to burying the story of the leak itself, as most news outlets gave it minimal coverage and little air time, and Twitter was accused of actively covering it up.

Here are the story highlights (we'll have much more on this throughout the weekend.)


Here's a breakdown from The Hill, one of the first sites to cover the leak:

“The leaks come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC: Communications Director Luis Miranda (10770 emails), National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan (3797 emails), Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer (3095 emails), Finanace [sic] Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish (1472 emails), Finance Director Allen Zachary (1611 emails), Senior Advisor Andrew Wright (938 emails) and Northern California Finance Director Robert (Erik) Stowe (751 emails),” the site advertises.

WikiLeaks is presenting the emails as a searchable database, complete with an optional spam filter.

The emails span from last January to the end of May.

And here's a good starting summary from The Next Web:

Contained inside was evidence of collusion against Bernie Sanders by party officials,fake Craigslist ads targeting Donald Trump and “off the record” information shared with reporters in hopes that it wouldn’t remain off the record. The emails are just part of the “Hillary Leaks” Wikileaks plans to share in the coming days and weeks. Additionally, you’ll find details of DNC CEO Amy Dacey outlining a plan to bring upBernie Sanders’ religion to sway a largely christian populace as well as details about what dollar amount you’ll need to donate to get that oh-so-valuable face time with Hillary Clinton.

Make sure to click on those links. You'll thank me.


We all knew the party was working to help Hillary and burn Bernie, but now we have positive confirmation of some of the ways they did it. And one of those ways was to attack him on religious grounds. For serious.

Several of the emails released indicate that the officials, including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, grew increasingly agitated with Clinton's rival, Bernie Sanders, and his campaign as the primary season advanced, in one instance even floating bringing up Sanders' religion to try and minimize his support.

“It might may [sic] no difference, but for KY and WA can we get someone to ask his belief,” Brad Marshall, CFO of DNC, wrote in an email on May 5, 2016. “Does he believe in God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My southern baptist peeps woudl draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

Amy Dacey, CEO of the DNC, subsequently responded “AMEN,” according to the emails.

That's the CFO and the CEO of the DNC trying to figure out a way to knock Bernie's approval numbers down by attacking him on religion. I mean ... you guys!!!!

Just go to Twitter and type in #Wikileak and Bernie Sanders and you'll see a whole lot more on the DNC's attempt to sabotage Bernie in favor of Hillary.

And speaking of Twitter ...


Best summed up by the Washington Examiner:

Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage.

"Don't normally tweet political things, but why would @twitter pull the #DNCleaks from trending at #1. Sounds like censorship to me," said one. "Twitter is still trying to censor this trend! Now #DNCleak is trending instead of original #DNCLeaks! Keep talking guys, expose corruption," said another.

When the second hashtag, #DNCleak, began to trend, it had about 1/5 the number of tweets of the original plural hashtag.


They really hate MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski:

Here's @ChuckTodd and the DNC scheming against @morningmika together. 

— Matt Miner (@MattMinerXVX)

From Salon:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, was furious when she was criticized by MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.

Wasserman Schultz called for Brzezinski to “apologize” and told her co-worker Chuck Todd “this must stop.” The DNC chair even complained to MSNBC’s president.

“This is the LAST straw,” Wasserman Schultz replied, enraged. “This is outrageous. She needs to apologize.”

Wasserman Schultz asked DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda to call Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC.

Miranda responded noting that Wasserman Schultz “already went to Chuck,” a reference to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press.”

Again, the root cause being the DNC's obvious-at-the-time and now-proven coordinated effort to scrap Bernie and hand Hillary the nomination.

Also, more collusion:

Leaked emails show POLITICO's Ken Vogel emailed his stories to the DNC before publishing them. Cc @RichardGrenell 

— Zack Brown (@ZackBrownCA)

This from CNN may be the most fun thing of all, however:

Several Democratic sources told CNN that the leaked emails are a big source of contention and may incite tensions between the Clinton and Sanders camps heading into the Democratic convention's Rules Committee meeting this weekend. Representatives of the former primary rivals are meeting Friday night to discuss the issue.

"It could threaten their agreement," one Democrat said, referring to the deal reached between Clinton and Sanders about the convention, delegates and the DNC. The party had agreed to include more progressive principles in its official platform, and as part of the agreement, Sanders dropped his fight to contest Wasserman Schultz as the head of the DNC.

"It's gas meets flame," the Democrat said.

Oh and the "Best Headline" award goes to The Daily Beast for "DNC Leaked Emails: Do We Let Pedophile’s Lawyer Host Fundraiser?"


There's so much more, and we'll bring it all to you over the weekend and through the convention. The short version is that the DNC really hates Morning Mika, really hates Bernie Sanders, and really didn't want you to know about it.

And neither did Twitter or the television divisions, apparently.

Democrats really are the party of collusion, corruption and cover-ups. No wonder they like Hillary so much.