Democrats Try Changing the Subject to Distract from Internal Dissension
by Stephen Lendman
Republicans were touted as the divided party this year. It looks almost unified compared to dissension in Democrat ranks.
Hillary's impending Tuesday night nomination created a firestorm of anger among Sanders' delegates, along with rage over his sellout to what he campaigned against - proving he's as dirty as all the rest.
Monday inside and outside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center was raucous and unruly - anti-Clinton delegates and tens of thousands in the streets protesting against her.
If this keep up throughout the convention, she'll be greater damaged goods than already - unable to unify a a deeply divided party.
What better strategy than to change the subject. What better target than Putin. He's blamed for practically everything short of Philadelphia's scorching heat.
A Romanian hacker with no connection to Russia, using the name Guccifer 2.0, hacked into a treasure trove of DNC emails, showing now defrocked former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged enough primaries and caucuses to assure Hillary's nomination - handing the incriminating evidence to WikiLeaks for publication.
Hard as party bosses tried, it proved too great a scandal to conceal, throwing a king-sized spanner at Hillary's already despicable record. It's clear she was involved in the chicanery, perhaps responsible for orchestrating it.
How any intelligent voter can support her is beyond comprehension. So is why she's not in prison doing hard time for multiple high crimes too serious to ignore.
Media scoundrels support her anyway, concealing her despicable public record - knee-jerk Trump bashing instead featured, a daily onslaught combining facts with over-the-top fiction.
When in doubt or at any convenient time, blame Putin. Throughout his tenure as Russian president, no evidence suggests he interfered with the electoral process in any country - not America's or any others.
Yet in virtual unison, media scoundrels blame him for hacking into DNC emails, collaborating with WikiLeaks for publication - covertly aiding the Trump campaign.
Headlines practically scream Putin for Trump. Cable television channels accuse him despite no evidence suggesting it. Even the FBI suspects his involvement.
Obama officials blame him. Hillary accused him through her campaign manager Robby Mook, saying:
"What is disturbing to us is that experts (sic) are telling us that Russians broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are now releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump."
"I don't think it's coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here and that's disturbing."
The accusation is as baseless as others claiming nonexistent "Russian aggression." Yet it's reported repeatedly as fact.
Big Lies have a life of their own, manipulating most people to believe what's polar opposite truth - the essence of how propaganda works.
Trump slammed the notion of Russia aiding his campaign, saying Clinton's team "will say anything to be able to win."
"The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which never should have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me."
"I mean this is time and time again, lie after lie…It's disgusting…so phony."
At the Asean summit in Vientiane, Laos, Sergey Lavrov responded to a reporter's question on the baseless allegation, saying "I don't want to use four-letter words."
Democrat party bosses, including Clinton, were caught red-handed rigging the electoral process against Sanders. Finger-pointing elsewhere won't change reality.
Wealth, power and privileged interests run America - for their own self-interest at the expense of most others.
Leaked DNC emails provide damning evidence of sham democracy - in name only like it's always been from the republic's inception.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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