Monday, October 10, 2016

Wikileaks email dump suggests that Hillary Clinton might have had a hand in picking Donald Trump as her 2016 opponent.

Courtesy of Inquisitr: 

The email from April 2015 shows exactly how calculated the Clinton campaign was from the very beginning. In fact, Clinton’s campaign strategy was so accurate that a full year before the GOP field would be narrowed to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, the Clinton campaign had detailed their plans to “elevate” the two candidates, along with Ben Carson, in a bid to split the Republican Party and force the more established candidates to become “more conservative” in speech and discredit themselves with communities of color, women, and millennials. 

The Clinton strategy referred to the 2012 Mitt Romney campaign in which the Democrats note that the party inflicted damage on itself before the election even took place. 

“There are two ways to approach the strategies mentioned above. The first is to use the field as a whole to inflict damage on itself similar to what happened to Mitt Romney in 2012.” 

To ensure the GOP was battling itself, the Clinton campaign identified three key “pied piper candidates” that would help reign in the GOP’s downfall. These candidates were listed as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson. 

“The variety of candidates is a positive here, and many of the lesser known can serve as a cudgel to move the more established candidates further to the right. In this scenario, we don’t want to marginalize the more extreme candidates, but make them more “Pied Piper” candidates who actually represent the mainstream of the Republican Party. Pied Piper candidates include, but aren’t limited to: 

• Ted Cruz 
• Donald Trump 
• Ben Carson 

We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously."

Now if these emails are accurate, this is fairly impressive on the part of the Clinton Campaign and the Democrats.

I am not exactly sure how they would have gone about orchestrating this outcome, but if they were actually able to manipulate the Republicans into nominating the most toxic candidate in the history of the country, that is shear genius.

No wonder the Republicans fear this woman so much.

If this is how she plays the game of politics they might just as well give her everything she wants right now and save themselves the humiliation of losing to her over and over again.

And now I am even more impressed than ever that Barack Obama was able to beat her back in 2008. 

Clearly the Democrats on the national level are playing three dimensional chess while the Republicans are apparently playing Tiddlywinks.


  1. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Did she beat Obama in 2008? Or did they decide that a black man had a better chance than a woman, and she had the name recognition to wait 8 years and try again?

    1. Anonymous4:54 PM

      LOL and how come her husband was elected twice- did somebody decide America needed a skirt-chaser from Arkansas?

    2. Anonymous5:31 PM

      It may also have been she had a better chance against anyone they anticipated to run in 2016 whereas Clinton against McCain was a crapshoot. Even with Sarah Palin.

      Waiting also allowed Clinton to gain even more experienced and credentials since Obama made her Sec. of State.

  2. Anonymous4:52 PM

    So, was this intended as part of the big Julian Assange Wikileaks take down? Please. This stuff has gone on for years, which (no offense meant) makes me giggle over some responses as to how seedy and unfair it is. It's politics! Behind the scenes wheeling and dealing, and "we" pay the price.

    You know, like when it was rightfully decided that $arah was a scourge on the party and she was drop kicked out.

    1. Anonymous6:15 PM

      Just watching sausage being made; those with weak stomachs should watch something else.

    2. Anonymous6:15 PM

      Grew up in the sixties and seventies, remember it well, and it gets nastier as the years progress. At least they did come to the realization that Palin is a looney tune. Took 'em long enough.

    3. Anonymous6:38 PM

      What the hell does he think he’s doing here?

  3. Anonymous4:52 PM

    I believe that the fully manufactured'hate' quotient is so high with Hillary that she is massively, and often, underrated as to how razor sharp brilliant she is.

    1. Anonymous5:19 PM

      My husband, who has nearly always voted GOP (he did vote for Obama in 2012) pointed that out last night. While Trump was ignoring questions to repeat his memorized talking points over and over again, hubby noted that Hillary is the smartest woman in DC, and Trump might as well hang it up. I just talked to a GOP friend who said the same thing tonight.

  4. Anonymous4:52 PM

    This has been deleted from the pond but the important thing is to get it out there and they did. The truth doesn't matter and everyone has their own agenda and Julian Assange's agenda is the most obvious of all and let's not forget he's in bed with Pravda.

    I wouldn't wipe my ass with his claims.

    StandProudNow 4 minutes ago

    According to this link from Wikileaks Hellary calls muslims Sandn#ggers.
    Oopsie :) ...

    Julian Assange can go to hell and so can the little industry that has grown around his manufactured email scandal.

    1. Anonymous5:00 PM

      I think you need to catch up. No one's denying the leaked emails are real anymore. That was yesterday. And even then only the hackiest of the hacks was claiming not real. Today they're claiming they don't mean what they say.

    2. Anonymous5:02 PM

      Julian is a rapist

    3. Yeah that claim about Muslims is bullshit, and a weak and transparent attack.

      And of course the link never works.

    4. Anonymous5:06 PM

      "Clearly the Democrats on the national level are playing three dimensional chess..."
      If you really admire this sort of thing, and aren't just fanboying over your queen, you've lost your moral and ethical compass.

      How about Bill Ivy's comments to Podesta:
      "And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry...
      The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking – and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.”

      Keep the people unaware and compliant. Do you admire that elitist,condescending drivel, too? Cause it's clearly what your gal cultivates.

    5. Anonymous5:15 PM

      Look who YOU want elected, 5:06 PM.
      You just don't get it, do you?
      The type that dRumpf goes after.
      Good luck with that.

    6. Anonymous5:22 PM

      No, dear, it's what the GOP cultivates by defunding public education, allowing college tuition to skyrocket, and allowing public schools in red states to teach from the Bible. All those little Sunday School kids in their little dresses and suits compliantly bowing their heads and being scared for their very souls.

    7. Anonymous5:41 PM

      Dear God,are all of Don the Con's supporters so stupid and gullible?Do some freaking research! That "sandni**er" part was an excerpt highlighted from the email while leaving out the rest ,it was a request to print out the story that was published,that line was in the story . You deserve Don the Groper in Chief,too bad we can't make a little country somewhere just for him and all of his cult members.of course you would all freeze and starve to death ,left on your own.

    8. Anonymous6:04 PM

      "Why WikiLeaks hates Hillary Clinton"

    9. Anonymous6:04 PM

      5:15 you're quite a dumb fuck to assume I'd vote for Trump. One can be disgusted with Clinton and her elitist insider coterie and not be for Trump. These emails are showing that she's part of everything that's wrong with Washington.

    10. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Don't play that "They do something equally bad" shit. Bill Ivy, a Bill Clinton administration official admits "we [i.e Democrats] conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry". Conspire. He has the balls to write that down.

    11. Anonymous6:15 PM

      6:04 Welcome to American Politics

    12. Anonymous6:42 PM

      5:06/6:04. You are wasting your time. The sheep will bleat their hateful replies without ever pondering what you have shared.
      I will vote for Clinton, but I don't understand why Trump's shrugging off his offensive words as "locker room" talk is unacceptable, but conspiring to manipulate our electoral process is cheered?

    13. Anonymous6:43 PM

      FACT CHECK: U.S. Intelligence PROVES Trump A Liar – He Knew About Russian Attacks

    14. Anonymous7:31 PM

      6:42 PM - I am not hateful nor a dumb fuck. This is definitely a "hold your nose" election for me when I proudly voted for Present Obama twice.

      My apologies, 5:06 PM, that I took your words wrong.

  5. Maple4:58 PM

    And wikileaks thought releasing this would be damaging to Hillary and her campaign????

    1. Anonymous6:06 PM

      Well, foreigner, if not for Trump self-imolating, these emails would be devastating. If they'd come out the week after the big faint, Clinton's campaign would be over.

  6. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I would so love this to be true! I'm with her!

  7. Jim In Texas5:15 PM

    Quoting a certain Cheetos-colored clowns:

    "That makes me smart."

    1. Anonymous6:10 PM

      drumpf >"moved over to the debate where he spent an entire debate saying absolutely nothing about the issues he's asked about. No answers. Meandering and wandering."<<<<<<

      When he did get specific, he admitted to not paying federal taxes. Essentially boasted about not paying federal taxes even when confronted with the fact that means he did not contribute to funding our military, veterans administration, funding roads and bridges and infrastructure and all the rest, essentially admitted to it."

    2. Anonymous6:27 PM

      In my experience, those that have to say "that makes me smart" usually aren't. Smart people go about their business without need for accolades.

  8. Anonymous5:18 PM

    How is this genius? Well it is genius but in a sociopathic way. She basically told the press to make trump look like a good man because he is th only opponent she'd win against. It means she invited him indirectly to continue making the US look stupid.

    There is NO ONE more manipulative than democrats. Or diabolical.

    1. Aww does it hurt your feelings to be so easily manipulated?

      Hillary did not force the media to cover Trump nor hold a gun to the Republican's heads to make them vote for him.

      All she and the DNC could have done is manipulate things on the fringes.

      The rest the Republicans did all by themselves.

    2. Anonymous5:48 PM

      Remember the RNC, 5:18 PM?
      This is NOT on Hillary as much as you'd like it to be.

    3. Anonymous5:59 PM

      You clearly don't get it.

      All Clinton did was keep Trump in the spotlight. You and your kind are the ones who made him the GOP nominee.

      How does it feel to be played for a sap?

    4. Anonymous6:00 PM

      Gryphen, you made my day. You're a hundred percent right. Trump is the media mogul,he's got an ego bigger than Crispie Creme's waist and the brain of a dung beetle. Hillary's a lot smarter and savvy than people give her credit for. The pied piper has been itching since President Obama roasted him the night he gave the order to take out Osama Bin Laden.

    5. Anonymous6:24 PM

      Maybe you GoPee's should have vetted your candidate better. Sorry if us Democrats are smarter than you repuglicans.

    6. Anonymous7:25 PM

      GoPees do as $arah tells them to without critical thinking. They took "The Pledge" years ago and hang out at Breitbart.

    7. Anonymous8:09 PM

      7:25 PM - got that right! They couldn't stand him and all for Cruz until their golden calf endorsed. Civil War ensued, many left, and now that McGriz person has been made moderator to ban anyone that doesn''t tow the line. You are allowed to talk one way, and one way only there.

      I used to find it amusing, and a study of people's psychological make up. Not even worth my time anymore because I am so important (shameless Donald reference).

    8. Anonymous8:33 PM

      Oh yeah, the roasting. Wow dnc knew trumpy very well his ego would not let go of the toasting. Shazaam!!

    9. Anonymous8:55 PM

      I missed the part where she ordered the press to make Trump look like a good man. The campaign saw what was already coming and took advantage of it. You think a campaign is just sitting around and hoping people vote for you? No, it's hard work, it involves thousands of people working and planning and developing a strategy to WIN. Maybe if Trump knew that he wouldn't be losing so badly. And are you honestly trying to pretend she wouldn't have handed a beatdown to any and every one of the other GOP candidates? Yeah, she'd never have been able to bet Cruz or Carson or Fiorina or any of those other clowns. Give me a break!

  9. Anonymous5:21 PM

    You do realize you just gave Credence to the notion that a Hillary person hired a hit man to off that young attorney who served the DNC over fraud. Because what are th fucking odds a 27 yr old who served anti Hillary papers would wind up being killed otherwise.

    She. Is. nasty.

    And they know it. Why do you think bill is asking people to support the foundation for Haiti? Because they know they're evil in the millions they stole from there.

    1. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Dumbass,go peddle your insanity in deplorable land,you know,where you live.

    2. Anonymous5:40 PM

      Sigh. Okay, let's talk the people the Palins offed in Alaska then.

    3. Keep your tinfoil hat on...because, you know, she is monitoring your "anonymous" comments...and thoughts. lol

    4. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Go swim in your toxic lake.

    5. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Don't let the door hit you where evolution split you.

    6. Anonymous6:05 PM

      Your obsession with Haiti gives you away, troll. Try dealing in facts.

    7. Anonymous7:16 PM

      @5:21, how do you feel about a superpac that spends donations on family members, trips, nannies, houses, and very little on candidates. That would be SarahPac.

  10. I've been suspecting/hoping that the Dems. have been playing this all along. Sly like a fox. The Rep. party is in freefall.

    1. Cracklin Charlie8:07 PM

      Been goin' on for eight years now!

      Thanks, Obama!

  11. Anonymous6:02 PM

    people close to the flailing GOP nominee say he’s viewed the staggering setbacks over the past four days as license to loosen up, be himself, and wage a personal war against the unified forces of the liberal media and dying GOP“It’s Us Against the World,” it proclaims, but there’s no Pence, just two Trumps — the glowering candidate and his image in a mirror.
    Newt Gingrich suggested after Sunday night’s debate that they would regret jumping ship so quickly.
    “But he's not going to take any of that blame. He's going to blame it on everybody else.

    "especially with signs that Trump, far from concerning himself with collateral down-ballot damage, would be content to gloat over a lost House GOP majority he could blame on Ryan and others who abandoned him.

    “He will have lost to Hillary Clinton.”

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  12. Anonymous6:20 PM

    I knew it ! God is a woman and her name is Hillary -- evangelicals are always saying god annointed trump to be their leader - so..... if Hillary did all this she is god LOL

  13. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Uuuuuhhhhhhh. Don't know what to think. Politics and politicians stink?

  14. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Republicans PANICKING After Federal Judge Shuts Down Florida Voter Suppression
    6 MINS AGO

  15. Hedgewytch6:36 PM

    Isn't it deliciously ironic that the GOP is screaming its all unfair, a set up, a girl is beating us! This from the party that orchestrated a detailed, prolonged (25 years) propaganda attack on Sec. Clinton. This from the party that insists its the party of personal responsibility. This reaction by them is chocolate covered sweet popcorn for me- by the bushel.

    1. Anonymous7:22 PM

      Nothing I want more than a "girl" to beat that misogynist handily!

  16. Anonymous6:51 PM

    I guess Hillary knew she couldn't win unless she controlled who she was running against. I have repeatedly called her a weak candidate and this just proves my point. She had a tough time besting Bernie and should have left Trump in the dust after the conventions. #weakHillary

    1. Cracklin Charlie8:05 PM

      Bernie bested.
      Republican nominee staring up from the abyss.
      First female President.

      Weak? Yeah, not so much.

    2. Anonymous9:20 PM

      What does that make Trump?

  17. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Trump, unbound

    Deserted and detested, the GOP nominee feels free to tell people what he really thinks.

    1. He's been restraining himself so far? Okay.

  18. Anonymous6:56 PM

    “If he loses a presidential election that was so gob-smackingly winnable — if he loses to Hillary Clinton — it doesn't matter if he blames establishment Republicans or a cavalry charge of unicorns,” said Michael Steel, a Republican strategist who worked for former Speaker John Boehner. “He will have lost to Hillary Clinton.”

  19. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Trump looks into the polling abyss

    No candidate in the modern era of polling has climbed back from a similar deficit in October to win the presidency.

    1. Cracklin Charlie8:00 PM

      It's hard to climb up, when you can't stop wallowing around in the gutter.

  20. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Your last sentence sums it all up. Clinton isn't in this alone. She is working with the same political structure that got a black American with a "foreign" name elected President of the United States. It's good to be a Democrat : )

  21. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Hey Gryphen!

    More on Trump's sources of information.

    "This is not funny. It is terrifying. The Russians engage in a sloppy disinformation effort and, before the day is out, the Republican nominee for president is standing on a stage reciting the manufactured story as truth. How did this happen? Who in the Trump campaign was feeding him falsehoods straight from the Kremlin? (The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment).


    1. Cracklin Charlie7:59 PM

      This is a huge story!

      Not too sure that any of those wiki leaks can be trusted.

      I think it is imperative that someone find out right away just where Trump received that information he boasted about at his rally today. Did someone perhaps email it to him? May be his server needs to be seized.

      Don't go acid washing your emails on the cyber, Assface! The feds might want to look at them!

    2. Anonymous8:13 PM

      saboteur>PRIOR to this is NOT FUNNY>
      "it was an email from Blumenthal, whom he called “sleazy Sidney.”

      “This just came out a little while ago,’’ Trump said. “I have to tell you this.” And then he read the words from my article.

      “He’s now admitting they could have done something about Benghazi,’’ Trump said, dropping the document to the floor. “This just came out a little while ago.”

      The crowd booed and chanted, “Lock her up!”
      Mr. Putin, I’m not Sidney Blumenthal. And now that you have been exposed once again, get the hell out of our election. And Mr. Trump—you have some explaining to do."

      YES DRUMPF. DO TELL.....

      National Security is at RISK!

  22. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Politics is a truly nasty game, kinda like a Roman Gladiator contest.

    The rethuglicans are pissed that they got played. I would much rather have someone as president that can play the game with knowledge and aplomb, than a mentally ill megalomaniac.

  23. Anonymous7:30 PM

  24. Anonymous7:43 PM

    The President should demand we see drumpf's taxes for National Security Reasons.....

    "We would definitely know more if the Republican candidate released his taxes. However, knowing they’ll likely be damaging, he’ll probably keep those pretty close to his orange chest." drumpf is a Treasonist>

  25. Anonymous7:51 PM

    Shocking Report Reveals Putin Is Feeding Trump Russian Propaganda To Read At Rallies

    Ohio Is Clinton Country As Nearly 20,000 Supporters Rally Behind Her In Columbus

    1. Anonymous4:40 AM

      Politicususa quotes should be banned from this site. Even though they're on our side, they're a propaganda site that frequently stretches - and that's being kind - the truth.

  26. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Trump Just Tried To Blackmail Hillary Clinton Into Not Releasing More Damaging Tapes

  27. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Watch President Obama in 'don't Go' video:

    Love the kids and OUTSTANDING!

  28. Anonymous8:29 PM

    Trump Silent After Mother of Benghazi Victim Amb. Chris Stevens Speaks Her Mind

  29. Anonymous8:36 PM

    No, Hillary didn't engineer Donald Trump's candidacy. And quit posting Wikileaks garbage as if it had any validity. We know the Russians have been manipulating this stuff to interfere with the election, and you're putting it out there as if it were verifiably true. From Wikileaks (Russia) straight to the public, with no way to tell whether it's legitimate. Hardly good journalistic practice, and definitely not good for the nation.

    1. Julian Assange is a pitiful, desperate man, stuck in an Argentina embassy in London. He will be arrested as soon as he steps foot out of the embassy. I really don't give a rat's ass about what he
      says he has on Hillary. Trump is a narcissistic ass, and there is no way that I would vote for that Trumpig.
      My hubby; who has never voted in his life, and does not plan on voting in this election, thinks that Trump ran to make sure that Hillary would win.

    2. Anonymous11:11 PM

      Whaaa whaaaa whaaaa! The Russians! Whaaaa whaaaa whaaaa!

    3. Anonymous4:14 AM

      Sorry, 8:36, the Clinton campaign admits the Podesta emails are real. The only people claiming they were fakes were the hackiest of Clinton hacks and they shut up after the debate Sunday at which Clinton directly answered a question about a Podesta email: Do you have private positions on issues that are different from your public positions?

      The new line about the emails is they don't really say what they say. Don't believe your lying eyes.

  30. Anonymous8:57 PM

    Drumpf and Melabnorma need to go - far away and out of the media's 24/7 coverage - forever! The deplorables do not have a clue how dangerous he is to our country's future.

  31. Anonymous9:41 PM

    What Trump Said After the Debate Was Even More Disgusting

    1. Anonymous5:43 AM

      A blue collar worker? Seriously? him?

  32. Enjay in MT10:54 PM

    Interesting theory - can it be just some election planning session brainstorming? Yes, where any "thought" for advantage is reviewed and analyzed. Can it be true that this entire primary and election is rigged by the powers that be behind HRC? That is what makes conspiracies so believable. There is always a slim thread of truth to them. However, the question is why? What is the bigger plan or gain to have HRC as president? The Supreme Court nominations? (Pelican Brief anyone?) Removing Death Tax so the super rich can pass it on? Deregulating Wall Street (again)? I do believe that HRC will be beholden to big business and not us "little people". And give thanks for Eliz. Warren & Bernie Sanders will continue to fight for us. Okay everyone.... Brainstorm away.

  33. Anonymous11:08 PM

    Gryph, why are you giving wikileaks any credibility? Russian hackers alter data, give it to wikileaks, and people accept it as truth. Better check out the Newsweek articles on Russian manipulation of elections here and abroad. The info you quote was possibly delivered to blame Hillary for the coming GOP implosion.

    1. Anonymous7:18 AM

      Clinton and her campaign admit they're real, not altered.

      Read closely what Kurt Eichenwald is claiming and you'll realize the evidence he presents doesn't prove his claim.

      It's silly for him and others, including you to keep plucking the "doctored by the Russians" chicken when Clinton has already admitted they're real.

    2. Anonymous2:37 PM

      Really? Like the email sent from @state.goy? Admitting that accounts were hacked is not the same as saying everything in thousands of emails has been reviewed and matched to actual emails within hours of a release.

      An email with short sections of Clinton's speeches has been described as a release of her speeches. Many people accept that as fact without viewing the actual document.

      Bury people in paper, tell them whatever you want. Few will go to the source. And then "everyone knows" what was written.

      And the conversation about a foreign government interfering in elections here and elsewhere doesn't receive the discussion it deserves.

  34. Anonymous11:49 PM

  35. Anonymous1:29 AM

    Why yes. The golden Trojan republican condom. Trump. The savior. Got Trumpt? Praise the truth pence says, our candidate Donald j trump, praise the deplorables and liars, they said they were sorry, praise our savior. grace oh grace praise the rnc gop p

  36. Anonymous1:54 AM

    Did that trump dude make promises again to Russia, assauage and snowdin? lol...)))Trojan trump(((.....what a gig

  37. Anonymous2:10 AM

    Not only are people are voting, they are watching and they are watching whom defends trump, who accepts trump. Yep. We the people are taking notes.

  38. Anonymous2:14 AM

    Yes. Lets allow Donald j trump and associates to damage our youth and country another day.

  39. Anonymous2:17 AM

    Lets allow a rapist and abusive person to continue the abuse on national tv another day. and the gop rnc and bags clap.

  40. Anonymous5:39 AM

    But the GOP cannot deny that the Klown Kar was theirs and that they nominated Donald Trump. Remember when they decided not to allow any of his opponents a chance to have a vote on the floor? Too bad, Wikileaks and GOP, Trump is your creature.

  41. Anonymous6:31 AM

    Hmmmm? lets see wiki. If I was into human trafficking, immigration issues, huge employment of low paying jobs, young girls and boys, and If I loved reality rump drama con? I would own resorts and lots of green cards, beauty pageants. prostitutes, casinos, drugs, alcohol. I would own my associates, a plane and an island..hmmmm? gee Alaska? Do we know anyone into that at all?

  42. Anonymous6:36 AM

    So assy gasy hackers have learned how to falsify and change records. watch out for voter registration and voter trump fraud. How much did trump pay or promise a sauage and Russian resident snow din?

  43. I'd've done the same thing.

  44. Anonymous8:36 PM

    So, Hillary's campaign for the Presidency tried to form a strategy to win the Presidency by exposing the weakness of the GOP in order to save this country? OH MY GOD!

    Some people really need to grow up. That's was the whole point, for God's sake!

    1. Anonymous8:59 PM

      That! Damn typos.


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