Seriously, Politico writer Kenneth P. Vogel blames Wikileaks for the poisoning, not Hillary, with that headline
Donald Trump is pointing to a stream of hacked emails as proof that Hillary Clinton would be a compromised president, but a surprising number of progressives are drawing similar conclusions — albeit for atotally different reasons.
Some of the left’s most influential voices and groups are taking offense at the way they and their causes were discussed behind their backs by Clinton and some of her closest advisers in the emails, which swipe liberal heroes and causes as “puritanical,” “pompous”, “naive”, “radical” and “dumb,” calling some “freaks,” who need to “get a life.”
There are more than personal feelings and relationships at stake, though.
If polls hold and Clinton wins the presidency, she will need the support of the professional left to offset what’s expected to be vociferous Republican opposition to her legislative proposals and appointments. (snip)
Liberal groups and activists are assembling opposition research-style dossiers of the most dismissive comments in the WikiLeaks emails about icons of their movement like Clinton’s Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, and their stances on trade, Wall Street reform, energy and climate change. And some liberal activists are vowing to use the email fodder to oppose Clinton policy proposals or appointments deemed insufficiently progressive.
Hillary is in it for herself, and, much like she has caustic words for those who support Donald Trump, such as “deplorables”, she doesn’t really care for the activists and such on the left. But, finding out how Hillary and her people really think is not the fault of Wikileaks: it’s the fault of Hillary and her people.
Is releasing stolen material bad? Of course. Liberals used to love this, though, when the information was about Republicans, especially George Bush and his administration. Or about the US military. They said it was perfectly OK when it was about our government, highlighting the bad things it was doing. They loved it when Edward Snowden was releasing material showing how much our government was spying on US citizens. Most of the stuff released about Hillary was essentially government.
Regardless, it’s not Wikileaks at fault: don’t blame them for the misconduct of Hillary and her people. It just provides more proof that Hillary hates the little people, who can’t pony up millions of dollars for pay for play access.
Crossed at Right Wing News.