Monday, August 22, 2016
You've Got Mail (And From The Trumpsters, Racist Social Media Posts)
In case you need more proof that we Democrats are nicer than Republicans — and definitely nicer than Trump fans — check out the social media posts of the Donald Trump campaign's paid state staffers, which the AP has uncovered and which are, shall we say, impolitic.
Hatred of Mexicans, African Americans, Muslims — and John Kerry, whom they'd like to kill — it's all there. Oh, and toss in sharia law, inflated claims of black-on-white crime, and a coming new American civil war, and you have quite a stew.
Strikingly, the AP reviewed social media commentary by Hillary Clinton's paid staff, as well as the stolen emails from the DNC. And found nothing racist or bigoted. Of course.
We cats think this is a pretty ironic story, coming on a day when Pundit World is agog about 15,000 new State Department emails that have surfaced. So, yes: Secretary Clinton has already offered up thousands and thousands and thousands of messages — and yes, it appears that there are thousands more. (When you're Secretary of State, you communicate a lot.) Have any of them turned out to be the "smoking gun" of Judicial Watch's dreams? No. Will any of them? No. But these Trump social media posts — goodness gracious.
We would so rather have our team use a private server (which was probably more secure than government systems would be any day) — and get caught up in a manufactured right-wing "scandal" because of it — than to have cretins working for us who post hate-filled bile on the interwebs. Birds of a feather, and all that. And that, friends, is the difference between Us and Them. We cats HISS.