Trump eating mightily from the trough of propaganda and emerges feeling his oats in a tweetstorm of epic proportions. There’s no need to pick out any particular Fox and Friends segment to attribute today’s tweets to, as the frothy-mouthed Hillary obsession is wall to wall on Fox News.
Fist I’d like to cherry pick out the Pocahontas tweet. It’s the moniker of supposed derision Trump has selected for Elizabeth Warren. Some groups of people are rightly offended by this attempt to belittle and mock warren with a pseudo-“racial epitaph,” I understand that, but I also want to say when I see this name, it connotes a mythical woman of strength, beauty, and mystery. It’s so evocative as to be almost alluringly sexual (I’m not sure if that was purposefully introduced by the 70’s educational system or merely the creation of an adolescent mind). This comes from my childhood, it was inserted following the “cowboys-indians” phase where the narrative concerning all native americans was that -Indians (Native Americans) were the bad guys. Then follows the begrudgingly related tale of this mysterious woman who emerged from the forest to befriend the new white settlers, who anecdotally saved John Smith, and chose to live among the settlers. It was a new and powerful story for school children. For boys….we were always left wondering about and imaging this exotic creature that wasn’t a “bad guy” at all. I digress…I know, but it was important for me to state when I see that awesome name, it evokes in my mind something quite different than what Trump is aiming for. : )
Warren can take care of herself. The recent tweetstorm was an equal opportunity offender of anyone in their right mind.
As for the DNC…scwhooooo. What a mess. I always found Wasserman Schultz to be a wingnut of the first order and Donna Brazile to be the replacement of equal goofiness. There is no denying that the DNC was run like shit in 2015 and 2016. No denying it. Brazille’s released previews of her forthcoming book via politico, are confounding to say the least. She describes why Clinton was left to do all the fundraising for the National Committee and then cries foul that Clinton is doing said fundraising. Politico has always asserted, as well as does Brazille, that Clinton’s efforts were a “me-first” money grab while they ignore the facts of when, where, and how Clinton could legally release the funds back to to the National Committee, which she did…every cent. The chief difficulty was that Bernie stayed in the goddamn race long after he couldn’t win and therefore Clinton had to wait months to be the nominee. This is excellently illustrated by a fellow twitterhead (read her entire thread):
The really salacious claim by Brazille is:
“When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.
The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
So I went ahead and dug through wikileaks and did find the original agreement:
There is no such mention or any similar terms in the agreement. Nothing. Could it have been an addendum or later additions? I found the individual state-Clinton agreements that were fashioned from the original document a month later for supporting agreements to the national terms, no such mention is in them either.
All of that aside…I totally agree the DNC was a dumpster fire at the time. I also realize, as does everyone else, that this is merely distraction #437.
Donny, come on man. Use yer damn head. Does the military have a super secret time machine at their disposal?
Donny!!!! For the love of god, do you ever think before your little fingers stab at your phone? The word is getting out that your account needs to be cut off? The “word” is having an impact on this one rogue employee? What Donny, what!!!??? Dear lord.
All of this shit being tweeted:
and the radio interview where Trump longs to insert himself into the DOJ and FBI and bemoans the fact that he is not supposed to, as well as all the tweets, forcefully inserting himself into the state and federal judicial system….this is not acceptable at all. Trump’s disease slowly eats away at all of our accepted norms…all of them. Not just the separation of powers but what is socially accepted and everything in between. He’s a vile, nasty disease that we aren’t, as a nation, interested in curing as of yet.
Added: It appears chowderhead Brazile, may have been referring to a memorandum written after the above linked “joint fund raising agreement” to be reviewed in march 2016, and discarded if some other candidate was found preferable. This document outlines standard operating practices for the PARTY NOMINEE, not the alleged pre-nominee status that Brazile was implying. Here.
I think selling her book was the most important thing….obviously. Fox will continue to report it based on the initial false narrative that had absolute lack of review. At least in most of the primary issues outlined, we know otherwise and may ignore the narrative altogether per usual.