Democrat Leadership Cracking – Indictments coming? Hillary becomes human dirty bomb
As the Faithful Five know, I have long known the DNC and Hillary, committed Election Law violations during the Dim primary, so serious as to be a constitutional problem.
I don’t have a deep throat in the DNC, I read the Wikileaks dump and it was all there in black in white. That didn’t make it true, the dump itself could have been an elaborate ruse, and/or critical emails altered. So I waited for the refusals, the chorus of “Oh know, that’s not my email chain” that would be forth coming if they were fraudulent. Crickets. Then data popped up all over, from a variety of sources, confirming 99.9% of what was in them including the damning ones.
Through all of this the Democratic leadership stuck together, stuck to the narrative, kept CNN in on that script, and closed ranks. Then disaster struck. Trump won and worse yet, internal, confidential polling showed it could get worse. His election was not a fluke, their own party rank and file HATED their message. Still they hung together, better to find a new message together then get out of the way and admit you are a loser, believe me, Schumer and Pelosi will go out feet first or lose, but never admit they are wrong and/or change direction. Right?
I can only think of one thing that would change that, and that would if a sitting politician, like Schumer, who has daily inside info, came to the conclusion — from that data stream, that indictments were coming or eventually likely — and that he needed public distance, lots of distance — from those to be charged.
You could say I was reading too much into the Senator’s remarks criticizing Hillary on TV over the weekand, but the stuff below from Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor at large, is the icing on the cake.
This guy is a living breathing narrative man. When the Dems need a spin, they call the “Lizard”. For him to write a piece this tough on Hillary, clearly calling out the Schumer Attempt At Distance, well, the shit must only be inches from the fan, and more importantly, some part of the cover-up must be clearly in law enforcement view.
I doubt Schumer told the “Lizard” the whole truth, or even the important parts, but no matter. Time reveals all, even in Washington D.C. Here is some stuff from the CNN piece by Cillizza:
(CNN) — In the 2016 campaign, there was no one more loyal to Hillary Clinton than her one-time Senate colleague Chuck Schumer. He defended his fellow New Yorker and the race she ran at every turn.
Which makes what Schumer said about Clinton over the weekend all the more intriguing.
“When you lose to somebody who has 40% popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer, the top ranking Democrat in the Senate, told The Washington Post over the weekend. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
What the “Lizard” meant was INSULT thrown. The best part was “And still believe that.” In other words, our internal polling says we are in huge trouble when those 10 Senate seats IN states Trump won, come up for reelection, during this coming mid-term.
And that’s a best-case scenario for Schumer. An as is, so to speak, if any Dims get charged; and some almost certainly will (Rice, Powers, Wasserman-Schultz, etc.), the situation could be much worse.
Back to Cillizza:
That Schumer would be willing to slam Clinton’s campaign — and her defense of that campaign — also speaks to the fact that most Democrats want to move beyond the former secretary of state and the 2016 election.
It may be in Clinton’s interest to re-litigate the election to ensure she isn’t blamed, but most Democrats trying to win reelection (or election) next November want to put her campaign far in their rear-view mirror. (Remember that 10 Senate Democrats are seeking reelection in states Trump won last fall.)
The problem with Schumer’s attempt to get beyond the 2016 election is that Democrats remain largely leaderless in the aftermath of an election that no one in the party thought they would lose.
Schumer is simply not a well-known enough figure nationally to speak for the party.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is too unpopular among anyone outside of the Democratic base to be that person.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are prominent but cancel one another out somewhat as they both seek to be the leader of the liberal wing of the party.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is in the background even as he makes clear a 2020 bid is an option.
Former President Barack Obama seems very conscious of not injecting himself into every debate involving his successor.
All of which means Clinton continues to fill that leadership vacuum with a message much more focused on reshaping her own personal narrative than re-positioning her party to persuade voters in 2018.
In other words, run like hell, because if Schumer/Cillizza says she is radioactive, she must be ready to explode like a dirty bomb all over the Party.