Archive for July, 2016

I don’t get it

July 24, 2016

Maybe it’s because I don’t have enough skin in the game and was always willing to vote for whoever wasn’t Donald Trump, but the email leak hullabaloo just doesn’t make any sense to me. Everything I have seen about it just seems like internal bitching about a guy they felt needed to wake up and get out of the way. Yeah, it might rub some of his supporters the wrong way, especially if they are looking for reasons why he lost, but absolutely nothing seems like a smoking gun, or even that big of a deal. Go through your own emails/private messages at work and you’re likely to see a similar thread of bitching about whatever daily things come up and get in the way of what you perceive to be the bigger picture.

Instead, this seems to have the potential for people to blow up in a collective OMG moment and blow it up into something far bigger than it actually is.  Which seems to be what happens with the Clintons. On the one hand, it can be said that maybe they court this stuff, but on the other the public and media seems to be like crack addicts every time the whiff of a scandal floats in the air. From the Ken Starr fueled non-sense of President Clinton’s terms to Senator Clinton’s email mess  there never seems to be any sense of perspective or restraint.

Meanwhile, the GOP nominee repeatedly gives twitter support neonazis, wants to back out of every treaty he can remember, and employs as many people with ties to Putin and Russian oligarchy as he can and we don’t hear boo about it from the media at large or supposedly independent sources such as  Wikileaks.

The real story here shouldn’t be the DNC and it’s ridiculously mundane email gripe fest but the who and why behind who obtained the emails in the first place.