Clinton’s Leak Focuses On Catholics, Media And Southerners
Honestly, Hillary Clinton should probably get Paul Revere out of retirement or any colonial messenger because apparently using email seems to be her Achilles heel and the U.S. post office might be better.
In a shocking, not really, turn of events Clinton’s campaign is beginning to do more damage control involving emails as WikiLeaks has released more emails showing insight into the campaign. These latest emails don’t involve Clinton’s campaign calling millions of people “deplorable” but focus on a few groups such as Catholics, the media and southerners.
The emails don’t come from the candidate herself but from her chairman John Podesta. Podesta in emails calls CNN’s Jake Tapper “a d—ck” and labeled Hispanic party leaders like Bill Richardson as “needy.” He also sent an email to Clinton saying the campaign needed to “woo these needy Latinos.”
Here’s the exchange via WikiLeaks:
“I did that at the request of Jose Villarreal who pushed me and made the point that Richardson is still on TV a lot, especially on Univision and Telemundo and not
withstanding the fact that he can be a d–k, it was worth getting him in a good place. He had a good conversation with the President and has been good in his interviews since. I have pressed Bill, but I think it will take a call from you to get a formal endorsement. He’s on Meet the Press on Sunday. Probably worth a quick call to ask him to stay stout and publicly endorse, but if it’s too galling, don’t bother.”
The emails also included an exchange regarding Catholics and how they are “severely backwards.”
Here’s that exchange via WikiLeaks:
“It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy,” John Halpin wrote.
“I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they become evangelicals,” Palmieri responded.
“Excellent point,” Halpin wrote back. “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.”
It has brought a heated response from the Catholic community who has called for Clinton’s spokewoman, Jennifer Palmieri, to resign from her post.
“Hillary Clinton has already called half of her opponents’ supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’ and ‘irredeemable’ and now it comes out that her campaign spokeswoman dismissively question[ed] the sincerity of Catholic Americans’ faith,” said Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote to the Washington Times. “Everyone has a unique faith journey, and it’s just insulting to make blanket statements maligning people’s motives for converting to another faith tradition. Had Palmieri spoken this way about other groups she [would be] dismissed. Palmieri must resign immediately or be fired.”
These are just some of the snapshots that show a campaign not necessarily gel with the message of putting someone as “president for all Americans” as Clinton has stated multiple times through both debates and the Democratic National Convention. Some of the other leaks included possibly receiving town hall questions before debates and a potentially “cozy relationship” with the Department of Justice.
“For the struggling, the striving and the successful. For those who vote for me and those who don’t,” Clinton vowed back at the DNC. “For all Americans.”
However, these emails show that maybe everyone in the Clinton campaign didn’t get the memo. Aside from the issues it causes among the potential voting groups, it’s clearly not a good message for undecided voters. It paints a picture of a campaign, which may not be for “every American” as it claims.