Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wikileaks releases those DNC voicemail messages that the Russians hacked for them. My response is either "Ho" or "Hum" I haven't decided.

Courtesy of CNN:

Wikileaks released a series of voicemails Wednesday from the Democratic National Committee hack showing donors plying top-level officials for favors, and one donor expressing outrage that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had won a say in the drafting of the party's platform. 

In one of the 29 voicemails released, a woman who donated $300 to Clinton called the party finance director Andrew Wright and said she was angry the party was acquiescing to Sanders by allowing liberal activist and prominent Sanders surrogate Cornel West to have one of 15 seats on the party's platform-writing panel. 

"I'm furious about what you are doing for Bernie Sanders, he's getting way too much influence. I'm on a fixed income, I spent over $300, donated to Hillary, what I see is the DNC bending over backwards for Bernie and Bernie is the worst person in the world to even be running in the Democratic Party, because he's not a Democrat," said the unidentified woman in a voicemail that was sent to Wright's DNC email account. 

In another voicemail, Bill Eacho, a longtime Democratic donor and former U.S. ambassador, inquired about the details of a "small dinner with President Obama."

Wait, what? So the "smoking gun" here is that Democrats were upset that the  DNC did not crush the Bernie Sanders campaign?

Hell I already knew that!

Here is more from The Hill: 

Many of the voicemails were messages of callers leaving their numbers in hopes of being called back or innocuous greetings. 

But multiple messages came from voters upset that the DNC was giving too much support to Sanders.

Okay if Julian Assange and Wikileaks is trying to damage the Clinton campaign, and the Democrat's hope of winning the 2016 election, this does not seem to be helping much.

Here was the headline over at Gawker:

BREAKING: Wikileaks Retweets Some Boring-Ass Voicemails 

Yeah, that about sums it up. 


  1. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Isn't this sort of quid pro quo illegal? Buying political access and favors?

    1. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Yes, but how much political access and favors would someone get for $300?

    2. Anonymous3:17 PM

      Seriously, for $300 you could get a nice dinner for two, pay your cable/internet bill for a month or buy a couple pairs of shoes.

      It's not even a car payment FFS.

    3. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Not only that, it isn't illegal to ask (and the donor didn't do that, she just complained) itnos illegal to offer x for y.

    4. Anonymous8:12 PM

      I'm not talking about the lousy $300. (And I find it interesting that $300 is dismissed but everyone is livid about $27 donations but never mind.) That's misdirection, but thanks for playing.

      There are other voicemails from other donors.

      About dinners, invitations and access to the President. Outside of normal, visible channels. Under the table stuff.

      Those are the ones I'm talking about.

      Give money and have a private dinner with the president (as opposed to a state dinner or in a large hall through an appearance at an organized function). No, not through a charity or other specified occasion.

      "In another voicemail, Bill Eacho, a longtime Democratic donor and former U.S. ambassador, inquired about the details of a "small dinner with President Obama.""

      "A few of the messages highlight the relationships between donors looking for favors and goodies, and the party officials trying to bring in money to their coffers."

      "While the information contained on the recorded voicemails appears to be more of the same that we saw during last week’s email hack, it does further implicate party leaders in colluding against Sanders to secure the democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton."

  2. Anonymous1:55 PM

    "The real effect, the Russian activists told me, was not to brainwash readers but to overwhelm social media with a flood of fake content, seeding doubt and paranoia, and destroying the possibility of using the Internet as a democratic space. "
    "it seemed logical to me that this new pro-Trump bent might well be an attempt by the agency to undermine the U.S. by helping to elect a racist reality-show star as our Commander-in-Chief."
    "“There’s something very strange and disturbing going on here, and it should not be ignored,” Paul Krugman warned, in the Times."

    1. Anonymous2:35 PM

      And, the media and press fucked things up as usual! They are a mess..doing everything for money and ratings...not fact checking and promoting Donald Trump incessantly!

      Chop off MSNBC and CNN - they tell nothing but lies - unendingly!

    2. Anonymous3:10 PM

      The media created Trump! He got plenty of free publicity from these so-called "news" outlets.

      Morning Joe couldn't get enough of him.

  3. Anonymous1:59 PM

    The Latest: Some Sanders backers want DNC apology on TV

    The Associated Press
    4:25 p.m.

    Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters from Oregon's delegation say they're demanding a nationally televised apology at the Democratic National Convention before Hillary Clinton takes the stage Thursday night to accept the presidential nomination.

    The matter involves leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee that indicated party officials were biased against the Vermont senator.

    The DNC has apologized and the party's leader, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is resigning her post.

    But Melissa Pancurak tells The Associated Press that those steps don't go far enough. She says the Oregon delegates are part of a coalition of Sanders supporters working to get their demand to appropriate DNC officials before Clinton's speech.

    1. Anonymous2:20 PM

      What about Wasserman Scholtz? She lost her job and can't do her convention speech due to the ho hum.

      That sucks. Why did Hill allow that to happen to her friend? Big deal that she would give he another job.

      I guess it is all ho hum for Wasserman Scholtz?

      Can she get back her good name?

    2. Anonymous2:30 PM

      I have seen video of Debbie in attendance at the Democratic Convention. Sorry we are not going to get to hear from her!

      She's been a huge asset to the Democratic Party!

    3. Anonymous2:32 PM

      Fuck Bernie's supporters. They've been assholes at the Democratic Convention and should have been shown the door. They are acting like idiots and imbeciles!

      Do NOT apologize, Democrats. You owe them nothing!

    4. Anonymous2:35 PM

      It must have killed Hillary to ask her to step aside. But all that noise was going to take over. Plus, it's one thing when people just use their voices, but who knows how crazy things would have gotten with the optics. Once that FLA breakfast mess happened, she had to act the way she did. Bernie's people were so rude and full of themselves, and here and there they have continued to be and it's feared that they'll act up tonight. But, man, how low it was when they wouldn't even let a reverend do the opening prayer that first day. I hope DWS can make a move back into a visible position. And I sure hope this convention thing doesn't ruin her reelection bid.

    5. Anonymous2:55 PM

      2:32 PM

      All the vicious lies and false narratives about Sanders should have never been refuted. It was terrible people would want to clear the record. How despicable. People that stand up should be put down until they are squashed. This is America. Who needs a party that doesn't see eye to eye and everything? The only way to manage a political system is to be in control and never tolerate anyone else. That has screwed things up for democracy.

    6. Anonymous3:03 PM

      Do NOT apologize, Democrats. You owe them nothing!

      NEVER APOLOGIZE. Join the Republican party. I love it when Democrats show they are worse than Republicans. Thanks Hillary supporters. You make Hillary look really ugly. Donald Trump could not do a better job.

    7. Anonymous3:05 PM

      It only bothered Hillary if she wanted to have someone who favored her in the chair position.

      If Hillary is a manipulative cheat, it would bother her a great deal to lose an operative.

    8. Anonymous3:10 PM

      I'm sure as it was handled during the speeches of Vice President Biden and President Obama, the Bernie revolutionaries will not be allowed to rant and rave during Hillary Clinton's speech.

      If I were the Democratic Party, I would not have allowed their entry into the building today!

      They do not deserve seeing the speech of Hillary Clinton today - soon to be our 'first' WOMAN POTUS!

    9. Anonymous3:16 PM

      3:03 PM Get off of Trump's tiny dick.

    10. Anonymous3:16 PM

      "Fuck Bernie's supporters."

      Let's throw shit and hope shit it thrown back at Hillary and her supporters. Real classy.

      That horrible Sarah Silverman was/is a Bernie supporter. Are you including her in your idiot rage?

    11. Anonymous3:34 PM

      Democrats should not and will not be held hostage by Bernie Supporters!

      They don't have to vote for Hillary. It's that simple. But they need to stop with histrionics everyone watching thinks that all Democrats are whiny little bitches.

      Trump only wants their votes. The only progress they will get, is having their asses kicked by a golden-toe boot instead of a silver-toe one.

    12. Anonymous3:49 PM

      I can see why Trump likes Kim Ill at No. Korea. His system would illuminate all these problems. Trump did a better job of doing an authoritarian style convention. Clinton could learn from Trump. It would avoid all this about Shultz. Trump would have never fired her. Clinton should have never fired her friend.

    13. Anonymous4:04 PM


      The Hillary supporters look like they are held hostage by their lies. Bernie supporters just want to be heard. They think this is still the America the old slave owning forefathers and others wrote about. Somewhere down the line there was once freedom of speech. If Hillary wants she can have the Bernie supporters taken out by the security people.

      Otherwise, let them speak, they can't be heard in that arrangement anyway.

      The Hillary people are the big cry babies and un-American. As far as I know it is not Hillary that whines about people with views other than hers. She has her own idiot followers.

      If it was a convention, you could hear all kinds of ruckus. Trouble is Hillary supporters are all about a show. They want it to appear to be perfect in their idea of perfect unity. Instead it is a convention and it is life. The good, bad and ugly. Hillary supporters are the bad and ugly ones now.

    14. Anonymous4:35 PM

      4:04, you have a serious case of senseless babbling.

    15. Anonymous5:49 PM

      4:35 Keep your head in the sand. I insist. Never, never look up.

    16. Anonymous8:41 PM

      Great convention. Healing. Stronger together. I'm in.

  4. Anonymous2:05 PM

    "In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity."

  5. Anonymous2:17 PM


    1. Anonymous2:49 PM

      Clinton was her friend. It was low to throw her under the bus.

  6. Anonymous2:24 PM

    The big story here is ABC's enormous effort to sensationalize and scandalize it.

    For example:
    (2:06) ABC host: "And when we caught up with Kaplim himself, he said it was all too embarrassing to talk about."

    [What Kaplan actually said: "I don't really want to talk about it."]

    ABC host: "And there's a lot to be embarrassed about."

    1. Anonymous2:56 PM

      ABC = Another Bullshit Channel.

      If I were a member of the press, I wouldn't be so willing to help usher the reign of the Donald to the United States and the world just to get ratings.

  7. Anonymous2:27 PM

    I agree! Debbie Wassmeran Schultz should never have been fired!

    Never falling into the Bernie Sanders crap/trap, it's appalled me to watch the kissing of Bernie's white ass at the Democratic Convention - to include President Obama!

    Bernie is an asshole and is NOT a Democrat. It's embarrassing they haven't kicked his ass out of the party! He and Jane are NOT good people!

    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      "the worst person in the world to even be running in the Democratic Party, because he's not a Democrat'

      That is bad. How dare he. Worst person in the world. Be a Democrat it's not that hard.

    2. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Bern ran for the sole purpose of seeing the dnc come apart at the seams. I wish he'd go home. Same with dumpster and the gop.

    3. Anonymous3:41 PM

      That is crap. 2:58 PM

    4. Anonymous5:40 PM

      @anon 3:41pm
      I don't think it's crap, I think it's all about Bernie "earning his retirement" since he didn't bother working for 17 yrs.

  8. Chenagrrl2:30 PM

    Such a shock. Partisans talking trash about the opponent. Never happened before in the history of man. Stop the presses

    1. Anonymous2:47 PM

      Yep and never get over it and move on. This will be breaking news in 2020.

  9. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Even As A Teenager, Obama Knew People Like Trump Were Foolish

    “Respect came from what you did and not who your daddy was.”

  10. Anonymous2:33 PM

    They're not shutting the hell up.

    Jane Sanders: Why Bernie Voters Shouldn't Get Over It

    We're Going To Hold Clinton Accountable After Endorsing Her

    1. Anonymous2:56 PM

      I hate freedom of speech sometimes.

    2. Anonymous3:03 PM

      Shut Jane up - she is the evil behind Berne Sanders and his fucking 'revolution'! The entire group of them should be banned from the Democratic Convention!

    3. Anonymous3:15 PM

      Jane Sanders should exercise her freedom of speech while she can. It will be a long four years if Trump should be elected POTUS.

    4. Anonymous3:40 PM

      Democrats hate freedom of speech and they are finally showing their true color.

    5. Anonymous4:07 PM

      Yes 3:15pm that will be it. Trump will be elected and he'll unilaterally overturn the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and then all will be chaos and war and pestilence and lockdown and martial law and any of it and all of it!

      Boo, be scared, be very scared ;-)

    6. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Jane from Accounting has played a gigantic role in Bernie's decisions.

    7. Anonymous5:47 PM

      There are the petty Democrats, ignore them.
      Take the high road

  11. Anonymous2:38 PM

    1. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Yep. She knows. DWS did the dirty work for the machine and look what happened to her.

  12. Anonymous2:45 PM

    “Don’t “Boo”, Vote!” President Obama


    1. Anonymous3:39 PM

      They sure are pushing that. They found a winner. People care and give them clicks. How are the donations?

    2. Anonymous5:26 PM

      @2:45 PM Is that the new standard for childcare? An alcoholic, PTSD afflicted, former attempted suicide gun nut as caretaker for an infant? Only in Palin ville, where he has Track as a sitter backup.

  13. Anonymous2:47 PM

    If Wikileaks wants transparency in the presidential process when are they going to release emails and voice mail messages for the RNC and it's extension, FOX News?

  14. Anonymous3:15 PM

    The takeaway for me is number one, people care enough to donate to any campaign, and number two, they care enough to actually call on a phone and leave a voicemail?

    This is extraordinary theatre and so much fun to watch go down :-)

    1. Anonymous3:24 PM

      A fool and his money are soon parted.

    2. Anonymous3:47 PM

      3:24 PM All trolls are fools.

    3. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Less than 10% of voting Americans donate to candidates, PACs or political parties.

      Of these 10%, 1% of the top 1% give 99% of the money, meaning that the wealthiest in our country are making more of a monetary influence in politics and small donations under $200 get lost in the shuffle.

    4. Anonymous4:27 PM

      4:02, the top 1% of the top 1% are not necessarily the wealthiest in our country. They are the wealthiest contributors, who can be different from candidate to candidate. People who make small donations don't get lost. Mine are very small and I must get 10 emails a day asking for more.

  15. Anonymous3:30 PM

    And that dickhead Julian Assange thinks this will get him... what?

    1. Anonymous3:46 PM

      Hopefully a seal team will capture him.

    2. Anonymous4:05 PM

      I knew that the military used trained dolphins but this is the first I've heard of trained seals!

    3. Anonymous4:57 PM

      4:05 PM What did 'seal team 6' do to Bin Laden? Your so-called sarcasm failed, fool.

  16. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Oh, snap!

  17. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Julian Assange sucks and so does Edward Snowden.

    1. Anonymous4:06 PM

      Do either one of those dime-droppers current live in the United States?

    2. abbafan4:17 PM

      Both of them are fuckin' traitors!

  18. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Major Earthquake hits Reagan Library location. Just ol Ronnie spinning in his grave knowing Trump palling around with communists and their leader who is on record wanting to rebuild the Soviet Union. And idiot Republicans just sit there with there fingers up their assholes.

    1. Anonymous3:55 PM

      Um, it was a 3.3, doubtful anyone even felt it much less it being a "major earthquake". You're not from earthquake country, obviously, because those of us that are only wake up for events that are 6+

    2. Anonymous4:10 PM

      Reagan's little grumble is a warning. No one will pay any attention.

    3. Anonymous4:41 PM

      3:55 Yeah, I am from earthquake country. Born and lived my entire life in Southern Ca. I remember the 72 Sylmar killer. Joshua Tree and Big Bear twins, Coachella to name a few. Made you look like an asshole big talker!

  19. Anonymous4:08 PM

    "I've never spoken to him. I don't know anything about him other than he WILL RESPECT MEee"
    .""I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success." REALLY????

  20. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Obama last night: "We all need to be as vocal and as organized and as persistent as Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been...That's right. Feel the Bern."

    So when you write that Sanders supporters are assholes who should be put in their place, remember what our president said about them: Be like them.

    1. Anonymous5:33 PM

      I am one of the many people that fought so women could access BC and abortions, maybe the Bernie Bots need to take a few lessons from me?

    2. Anonymous5:35 PM

      Or maybe I was one of the ones that tipped the scales where 18 yr olds won the right to vote?
      But please tell me what the Bernie Bros have down except have a hissy fit when their candidate lost?

    3. Anonymous8:18 PM

      You're all fucking assholes.

      Even Obama can't get you to move on.

  21. Anita Winecooler5:26 PM

    These are high end hotels, they all do it. I can probably get I Hop and Motel Six level, and I'd do it in a heartbeat, but exposing the names and amounts given is wrong. I go for Hum , Gryph. I looked up "Ho" and it was taken by McCain's VP pick.

  22. Anonymous5:32 PM

    My response is much different than ours Gryphen. Why is a USA presidential candidate worried about Russia "liking them"?
    Sorry, but I can't imagine a time in history when the USA setmind was the same as the Russian mind set.
    Now I am not naive, I have friends from the Ukraine and Slovenia and those people that immigrated did NOT immigrate to be under the same type of political system.
    Now maybe my life experiences and those of my friends are different than the majority opinion, please feel free to share.
    BTW my friends that immigrated are optical and astro physicists not porn "models".

  23. Anonymous6:02 PM

    'said the unidentified woman in a voicemail that was sent to Wright's DNC email account.'

    I bet unidentified woman in a voicemail is one of John Barron's friends. Meredith McIvers would also know her. Some folks are gullible, that is how Trump has the success in the material world that he has acquired. Why wouldn't he use it in other pursuits? He is a bully and a con.

    Trump is the one that benefits the most by this whole staged Clinton supporters vs Bernie supporters episode. It gets a lot of domination.

    May be like Don the Con wants people will tune out of Hillary and the history of tonight.


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