It seems that Donna Brazile’s revelations in her upcoming expose on the 2016 presidential election season struck a nerve within the Hillary Clinton camp. The day after an excerpt from Brazile’s general confession titled “Hacked” was published on left leaning online publication Politico, the Clinton people released a statement, and blamed a familiar nemesis for Brazile’s mentioning of Hillary Clinton’s fainting episode in September.
We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees. It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health.
Donna came in to take over the DNC at a very difficult time. We were grateful to her for doing so. She is a longtime friend and colleague of many of us and has been an important leader in our party. But we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book.
Brazile, being realistic if nothing else, mentioned that when that happened, she needed to come up with a plan B following Clinton’s fainting episode, not that she wanted to. She explained that to George Stephanopolous on ABC Sunday morning in the midst of statements that made clear she was furious at the time, and is still, that while she was the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, she was in no way in control of the finances of it. Those had to be approved by the Clinton campaign.
The political optics are rather fascinating for those who oppose Hillary Clinton, the Democrats, to the extent that she is in charge Donna Brazile, and a whole lot more on the American political left. It looks like, for all intents and purposes, the Democrats want Hillary to go away just as badly as the rest of us do. The problem is she is refusing to take the hint.