Friday, November 3, 2017

Hillary's Blind Ambition - Now Let's Wake Up

By Jeff Simpson

Hillary Clinton was determined that she was going to be the 45th President of the United States.  She knew it, I would guess sometime around 2012 when Obama was re-elected. 

Everyone new that Hillary would be the next President, from Nate Silver to Moody's to Martha Laning.

Hillary's sycophants were out there trying to see who could be the most pro-Hillary because they wanted a piece of the White House Action!

This kind of stuff was common place:

The plan was simple, do her bidding, and when she took over the White House you were either going to be offered a job for the next 8 years or politically blackballed for the next 8 years. 

The choice was clear. 

So when they concocted a plan to become the next nominee, they knew they would beat Martin O'Malley, they decided to exert full control over the DNC.    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair at the time, was all in also.   I wonder what Cabinet level position she had her eyes on? 

Then a 70 year old, unkempt Jewish grandpa, decided to join the race and actually had a message that was not #imwithher and his message resonated.  People were sick to death of the politics as usual routine, while they could look around and see that they were 1 incident away from losing everything. 
America was sick of the infighting, the loss of wages and jobs and the constant worry about healthcare, while the people on Wall St. (who actually broke the world) were able to light their Cuban Cigars with $100 bills if they wanted. 

America is not working for too many of us. 

Hillary and her team could not see the forest for the trees, as they were too busy picking out curtains, and decided that since they were going to win anyway, they might as well take over the DNC before a vote was even cast!

In WI, we knew before most people, because of some great reporting by Rebecca Kemble and Barbara WIth.

Unfortunately, the rest of the country just woke up with the release of Donna Brazile's new book. Brazile took over the reins of the DNC when Wasserman-Schultz resigned. 

Her new tell all book, tells us of the massive incompetence and corruption behind the scenes of the DNC and all led by Hillary and her team!

Yet the states kept less than half of 1 percent of the $82 million they had amassed from the extravagant fund-raisers Hillary’s campaign was holding, just as Gary had described to me when he and I talked in August. When the Politico story described this arrangement as “essentially … money laundering” for the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s people were outraged at being accused of doing something shady. Bernie’s people were angry for their own reasons, saying this was part of a calculated strategy to throw the nomination to Hillary.
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.
I had been wondering why it was that I couldn’t write a press release without passing it by Brooklyn. Well, here was the answer.
Hillary had a plan, she was going to be the 45th President of the United States, teh same way the Hare knew he could beat the tortoise in a race. 

No Problem. 

Well there was one problem, The American People had a different plan.  They did not feel that anyone "deserves" to be President and could not have cared less that it was her turn. 

They wanted jobs, college education without massive debt, the ability to take a vacation and not go bankrupt if their car broke down or they broke an arm. 

The Donald realized that and spoke to those people.  Being a "reality star" he knew how to play to the camera as an actor,  He acted like he cared and had plans on bringing jobs and healthcare to the people. 

Behind the curtain, all he really cared about was winning.  There was no there - there.   There still is not.

Now we are one of the lucky ones(kind of) as Hillary Clinton will finally make her way to WI(she ignored us during the election- and lost WI), next week to do a book signing.   

I will not be there, as I do not have an extra $500 to have her sign a book, or an actual desire to read her book. 
However, if you do go.....I recommend that someone asks Hillary come very important questions.

* What happened to the Hillary Victory Fund money that was supposed to finance down ballot races?

*  Did you feel the least bit uneasy, running the DNC before the primaries even started?  Did you not see a conflict of interest?

* Why would you take Harvey Weinsteins advice in a way to smear your opponent?

*  Did you not think you could beat Bernie Sanders in a regular primary or did you just assume the nomination was yours and work towards the final goal of being President?

*  As despicable a human being as Donald Trump is, why would you attend his wedding and why would you encourage him to run for President?

Now what should be the next steps to move on and win in 2018? 

*  Make sure that Progressives have a seat at the table at all times. 

* Anyone who was in the Hillary inner circle needs to sit out this next election.   Their collective hive minds or brilliance, took a lifelong career politician and lost to a bumbling fool reality tv "star".  There is absolutely nothing that can be learned from them.   They can knock doors for the eventual candidates. 

*  STOP defending Hillary on this.   Yes, Bernie had a huge mountain to climb to wrestle the nomination from someone whose every move for 12 years was designed on her winning said nomination.   She probably would have won without any help at all. 

The word rigged is not exactly right either BUT no thinking person can deny that the scales were not strongly weighted against Bernie. 

In a country where half the people do not bother voting,  why would the DNC be arrogant enough to make sure and demean and devalue a huge chunk of primary voters who do show up to vote?

To pretend that there was no problem with the primary makes you look as insane as the Trump/Walker sycophants and is an affront against democracy. 

Your candidate won the primary, as flawed as she and it was, we can not go back and revote so just accept that it was not a level playing field, and vow to work on making it better next time.  Then please shut up!   

It is going to take a united effort to win in 2018 and 2020, that has to start with you! 

*  If you have paid your dues to be a good upstanding Democrat.  Bully for you!  To pretend that makes you more progressive, more liberal, a better American than others who feel the same or have similar beliefs than you, is the same as the righties trying to own the flag because of their beliefs. 

You choose to join the party, instead of pointing out how important you are to people who have not joined, try convincing them to join instead.  Explain why they should join instead of trying to shame them out of participating! 

Lets realize our mistakes, set aside our differences and win in 2018!      We must have a wave next November.   


  1. It's obvious to me that Hillary is prepping for a 2020 run already.

  2. There's nothing in Brazile's "revelations" that surprised me. Hillary Clinton used insider connections and money to get the DNC apparatus on her side before a single primary vote was cast? SHOCKER!

    But it also means that the Dem Party insiders value personal connections, back-scratching and career advancement over IDEAS AND IMPROVING THIS COUNTRY.

    And the laundering of HVF money away from state parties is something that all candidates for Dem Party chair of Wisconsin mentioned, and was a contributor to Dem losses downticket in 2016.

    The only lesson to be learned from Hillary's 2016 campaign is that VOTERS > PARTY HACKS when it comes to winning elections. And Team Hillary/DNC dumping on Bernie supporters is not going to help Dems win in 2018 or 2020.

  3. Brazile's Book is perhaps better titled, "What Really Happened.
    The Clinton legislative and political legacy is that of systematically dismantling the New Deal as so well documented by Thomas Frank. Until that can be contained and reversed there can be no Democratic victory even if the current mutation of the party should gain control. Control for what? More of that Third Way stuff? Why bother?
    Unity is only derived of unity of purpose. What is the purpose of the Clintonites here? Would you vote for a Republican who said the same things?

  4. You bluelink an Intercept column titled "Harvey Weinstein Urged Clinton Campaign to Silence Sanders’s Black Lives Matter Message"; funny thing is, I remember Black Lives Matter protesters coming to a Bernie rally in Seattle to share his microphone... and Bernie shutting down his own rally instead. What a "Black Lives Matter" message he sent!

    "Rigged"? Hillary won the primaries by popular vote, 16,914,722 vs. 13,206,428, as well as by delegate count, 2,842 vs. 1,865. It was Sanders who wanted to have delegates overturn the popular vote, then cried "rigging" when they refused and stayed with the candidate they were chosen to vote for; such hypocrisy on his part, and now yours.

    > "What happened to the Hillary Victory Fund money that was supposed to finance down ballot races?"

    Funds were distributed to the national DNC for coordinated funding and to the state parties, then from the state parties to the DNC (note, not the Hillary campaign) to help it cover nationwide costs. That's not a "take-back" by Hillary.

    > "In a country where half the people do not bother voting...."

    *THIS*, above all, is trenchantly dishonest, in a state where Voter-ID was estimated in advance to suppress the votes of about 300,000 legally registered (and disproportionately African-American and Latino, thus Democratic-leaning) Wisconsin voters, as GOP politicians had planned and boasted and gloated about the Voter-ID scheme, among other voter-suppression schemes....

    If you're going to claim that suppressed voters "chose" not to vote, we can expect that you may lie about anything else under the Sun, and trust you as far as we can trust D����n��ld J. T������p.