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Comment Re:Not violating the law (Score 1) 574

No, it's saying they can't promise them the quality of the offer. Other emails draw attention to the fact that the sorts of appointments that can be handed out are going fast, and there's even a "last call" to staffers to get them the donor names/numbers so they can get it wrapped up. Yeah, it's relevant, because the very act of talking about the quality of the appointments left to dole out conveys the routine-ness of the DNC's activities in this regard.

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 2) 574

To be fair, the Republicans managed to toss the Democrats the most easily defeatable opponent ever in someone who is consistently offensive to nearly everyone including most of the party he is nominated for and the Democrats still couldn't actually field someone who could soundly beat him.

There was never a Democratic presidential nomination contest. Hillary's victory this week was decided on years ago. Maybe Bernie was the last to be told, but didn't you think it strange that the Dem contest was just Hillary vs. Bernie (plus the occasional third guy)?
The Republicans had over a dozen people vying for the spot, and say what you like about the man, but Trump got the votes, and the Republican establishment hated it. It was a real contest.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 574

Go to any of the numerous news outlets that have already culled out the boring email from the big dump, and just dig out the stuff from DNC finance boss Scott Corner. He's actually somewhat apologetic that he can't promise some contributors would get anything better than "The President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History" in exchange for being loyal campaign supporters.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 574

Why so rude?

I was responding in a tone I thought appropriate to a comment in a tone that couldn't be serious. DNC finance boss Scott Corner's solicitations of names and contact info and the ensuing conversation about doling out appointments to supporters (even as he tried to lower expectations about just how juicy a given appointment might be for supporters - he apologetically said "It’s much more likely they’ll get something like ‘President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History.’") has been widely reported. Anyone who's actually interested in any of this would have to go out of their way to avoid reading highlights like these. Numerous outlets have already done the dirty work of digging out the "interesting" emails from among the pile of more mundane stuff, so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

Comment Re:And still people won't vote for Gary Johnson (Score 1) 574

One party nominated a racist

Have you read the emails? You know, where Clinton's DNC operatives are gleefully making jokes about Mexican ethnicity, ridiculing a black woman over her name, that sort of thing? Not paying attention when Hillary Clinton makes remarks about getting some "colored people time" in her schedule? No? Too distasteful for you? I see.

Comment Re:Why is this not bad for Drumpf? (Score 1) 574

If he's in cahoots with Putin and the like, why are the GOP still so in love with him?

What indication, other than the breathless nonsense uttered by a Hillary shill in an interview, do you have that Trump is "in cahoots" with the Russians? Be specific.

The only connection between Trump and the Russians is that both of them find her to be an annoying liar. Of course everybody else notices that, too. Which means we're ALL in on the conspiracy, right? Please.

The GOP still likes to rattle their sabres at them from time to time, yet for some reason now they're buddy-buddy.

Please provide examples of this buddy-buddy relationship you're describing, which appears to be exactly the opposite of reality.

Comment Re:Why does this matter? (Score 1, Insightful) 574

The real issue is the fact that DNC tried to stop Bernie with a few underhanded tactics.

Oh, it's better than that. We also get to see them denigrating people based on their ethnicity, making fun of a black woman's name, and (the best part) conspiring to violate the US Code in the offering of quid pro quo government appointments in exchange for Hillary campaign support.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 4, Informative) 574

I haven't read the emails, but I don't believe they expose any crimes committed by the DNC

Conspiring to violate 18 USC/599 is a federal crime. The rest is just typical liberal crap on display (hey! nobody's looking! let's use disparaging references to ethnic groups and make fun of a black woman's name!), but that's simply them displaying their hypocrisy. It's the whole caught-in-the-act of offering quid pro quo on promising government appointments to high profile supporters that actually breaks the law.

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