Monday, May 1, 2017

Clinton campaign bets “black voters are stupid”

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Samuel Maxime

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NEW YORK CITY, New York, US (sentinel.ht) – An internal email to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta is revealing that the decision to allow the head of one of Hillary Clinton’s super PACs to attack Bernie Sanders was a bet that “black voters are stupid”.

The super political action committee (PAC) in question is Correct the Record and multiple emails and videos from Project Veritas show the Clinton campaign was illegally, in violation of electoral law, coordinating with the PAC.

David Brock runs Correct the Record and in January of 2016 he made highly-circulated harsh remarks about Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa and New Hampshire caucus and primary.

The New York Times, which also has a questionably close relationship with the Clinton campaign, ran Brock’s remarks against Bernie where Brock said, among other things, to the AP, “from this ad, it seems Black lives don’t matter much to Bernie Sanders.”

The very same morning the story hit the Times, Brent Budowsky, a self-described “hack” for the Clinton campaign who writes for The Hill and Huffington Post, sent an email to the campaign chair, Podesta. After first decrying that Brock’s statements continue to show Hillary Clinton to be a liar and untrustworthy, he then wrote:

Brock makes the cardinal mistake of those who bring politics into disrepute with voters. He tells a lie that people will know is a lie, and insults the intelligence of black voters with a kind of elitist racism that Bill and Hillary Clinton should not be seen with. I guess Brock’s plan is that black voters are stupid and will not watch the ad and believe his lie, though Iowa voters—who do not appreciate this kind of low end politics—-will love the ad and view Brock as offering the kind of politics that they detest.

I cannot think of anything more desperate, more stupid and more self-destructive than David Brock lying about the Bernie ad and playing a seamy brand of the politics of race using the tactic of deceit on her behalf.

Brock will lift attention to a great ad, helping the candidate he opposes, and further lower the trust rating of the candidate he supports, reminding people why they distrust her.

The Clinton campaign never fought to disavow Brock’s comments about Bernie Sanders and allowed the narrative to continue to fester.

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Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.