WASHINGTON, July 24, 2016 – Presidential elections can be won and lost over something as small as a pledge not to raise taxes or a voter’s card with a “hanging chad.” This time nearly 20,000 DNC WikiLeaks emails may be the magic bullet which triggers the mass “Demxit” of Democratic voters in November.
Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton has spent nearly a lifetime of ducking, dodging and evading prosecution from one illegal or highly questionable misstep to another. The Clinton pursuit for power in Arkansas, the White House or, most recently, with the Clinton Foundation is well documented.
What is also well documented if how the former secretary of state has managed to make paper trails of her suspected criminal-like behavior disappear like an early morning mist.
This time, with everything on the line for her formal anointing for the one job she has been plotting to get for three decades or longer, she may be tripped up by once again a conspiracy. This time, unlike the affair of the White Water Rose law firm papers that had been subpoenaed by the special prosecutor Ken Starr, which turned up in the White House second floor residence, she cannot give a “I don’t know how it happened” defense.
This time the American public is paying attention, and her dishonesty and untrustworthiness are having a direct impact that she cannot simply ignore. In the past year her Benghazi testimony and the 30,000 State Department emails that were electronically shredded have begun to leave a permanent stain on her dwindling credibility.
It did not help matters for Clinton that the FBI followed her arguably criminal behavior concerning her handling of top secret emails on her personal server with a get out of jail free card; the dishonesty title has stuck. In fact, a recent ABC poll found that over 56 percent of Americans felt that Clinton should have been indicted.
On the heels of that ringing non-endorsement of Clinton comes the release of nearly 20,000 DNC emails that paint a very corrupted political primary process engineered by DNC officials on behalf of the anointed one. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was the target, and the goal was eliminating his candidacy’s momentum with all deliberate dispatch.
The only problem with the well-conceived plot was not that it was enacted over the course of the nearly yearlong campaign, but that allegedly Russian hackers were also watching and reading those secret political hatchet job emails. Couple that with Clinton’s already disastrously poor polls showing her honesty and trustworthiness to be in the proverbial political toilet, independents and Sanders supporters had to be either dismayed or angered by the WikiLeaks revelations.
Even without the Demxit WikiLeaks emails Clinton has considerable reason to worry about her voter lock. A new CNN/ORC Poll, released Monday, shows that an incredible 68 percent of Americans say Clinton is not trustworthy or honest.
What has to be more worrisome for her is the fact that Trump has surged in increasing independent voter support. In fact, at least 43 percent of independents said the RNC convention left them with the feeling that they could support the GOP nominee in November.
Alarm bells have to be going off in the Clinton Brooklyn campaign office because just before the convention Trump was netting only 31 percent of the independent voters in the CNN/ORC Poll. When independent voters are tuning into the DNC convention their first political instinct will presumably to factor in yet another Clinton conspiracy that she cannot explain away. For them “Demxit” may be their only logical choice.
Of course Democratic officials may attempt to explain away the Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC implosion by labeling the WikiLeaks email dump as a vast right-wing Russian conspiracy. While amusing and desperate, it will not work on Sanders’ millions of voters who are part of his socialist revolution, nor will it convince independent voters to look the other way and ignore the horrific malevolent DNC actions.
No, this time Democratic voters have merely to open up the WikiLeaks site, read the nearly 20,000 DNC emails and decide for themselves whether they believe the DNC rigged the presidential primary process against Bernie. Unfortunately for Hillary, Democratic candidates up and down the ticket and her apologists, WikiLeaks has threatened more tantalizing email dump tidbits.
Who knows? Maybe there might just be a “Demxit” lane for top democrat super delegates and officials too.