Well, she got me!
The utter dishonesty of the Hillary Clinton-dominated Democratic National Committee finally made my head explode, earning the Ethics Alarms KABOOM designation, and also gratitude from the makers of Scott Paper Towels.
I posted on the deceitful DNC non-apology apology reported last night as the party’s response to the Wikileaks revelation that the Debbie Wasserman Schultz-led, Hillary Clinton-supporting staff of the Democratic National Committee was actively assisting Clinton’s campaign and colluding to undermine that of her sole challenger for the nomination, Bernie Sanders. My conclusion was that by apologizing for “the e-mails” and “remarks” instead of acknowledging and apologizing for what those e-mails and remarks signified, the DNC was cynically pretending to be sorry while actually deflecting attention away from its real betrayal.
It was worse than that.
When I wrote this, I was not aware of the recent discovery of anti-gay and homophobic comments in the DNC e-mails, though the DNC surely was. For example, there were exchanges like this (from The Daily Caller):
“Are we back to the point I can say I love you? Because I’d like to. No more cash bar at the wedding!” DNC Finance Chair Zachary Allen wrote to National Finance Director Jordan Kaplan in a May 20 email.
Kaplan then responded, “I love you too. No homo. Phew.
In another email sent by Kaplan, this time with DNC finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer, he speculated on political operative Doug Hathaway’s sexual orientation.
“Doug Hathaway is definitely gay. He swims for the gay and lesbian team in DC,” he wrote to Allen.
“Totes. He gives me daddy vibes.” Comer wrote back.
This context puts the apology in a completely different light. Read it again:
You see? Even though the news media was told that this was an official apology to the betrayed and cheated Sanders campaign, supporters and voters, as well as any Democrats who still have sufficient consciences left to be outraged at their anti-democratic, increasingly totalitarian party, and even though it was misleadingly directed to these aggrieved, the DNC was really apologizing for the anti-gay comments, and only the anti-gay comments, but doing so in a misleading manner that they felt Bernie and his gullible masses would accept as an apology for rigging the nomination practice.
This is diabolical apology practice on a new scale. It also shows what the Hillary Clinton-corrupted Democratic Party and the progressive movement that she has perverted and will warp further really cares about.
Cheating in elections? Rigging democratic processes? Meh. All acceptable in pursuit of the greater good.
Denigrating LGBT individuals in private conversations? Outrageous. Inexcusable. Disgusting. And that’s what the party’s “appropriate action” will be aimed at. Maybe they’ll set up re-education camps or something.
The DNC apology is—now pay close attention–a genuine , heart-felt Level 1 apology for the anti-gay e-mails, intentionally presented as if it was an apology for the DNC’s manipulation of the nomination process, thus making it an epic, unethical Level 1o apology!
It is sincere apology used to deceive, because the DNC couldn’t bring itself to apologize for what it isn’t ashamed of and doesn’t regret in any way.
Bill had to be involved in this.
A sincere apology used to deceive!