Most men, by a huge majority I'd guess, have spoken crudely in male company. Women too, crude humour is not exclusive to men. So what was all the fuss about? There are grounds for thinking it was a diversionary tactic to distract from the really big election story.
It could be coincidence of course that on the same day as the story of Trump's comments broke, Wikileaks released a tranche of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. There is a lot of damaging information in these, so damaging it should obliterate any chance Hillary had of becoming president, but previous email leaks and ongoing scandals should have finished Clinton ten times over by now. The documents leaked on Friday certainly bestow credence to the argument Bernie Sanders made months ago that Clinton is a self interested, money grubbing cheat and cannot be trusted to govern failrly. The non event of Trump's tape obfuscated Hillary Clinton's really nasty October surprise.
Hillary Clinton and the people she represents (Image source)
On Friday, WikiLeaks revealed it had possession of nearly 50,000 emails from the email account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. More than two thousand of them were published. The Clinton campaign would not confirm the authenticity of the emails, but a series of Podesta tweets seemed to indicate that his email was compromised.
Statements attributed to Clinton, which were gleaned from documents but have yet to be authenticated, were made privately, in speeches to investment banks and other Wall Street operators for which Clinton was paid fees totalling many millions of dollars. The content of the speeches shows her in the worst possible light: dishonest, hypocritical, out of touch, secretive and deeply involved in Wall Street crony capitalism. Thus they validate Bernie Sanders’ criticisms of her during the Democratic primary.
Senator Sanders, who had always presented himself as an independent democratic socialist, led an almost successful challenge to Clinton (it is rumoured that only extensive voter fraud by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party National Committee gave the nomination to Clinton. Sanders campaign and his supporters' enthusiasm was based on public frustration and anger at the political establishment's coziness with Wall Street, and the access to lawmakers afforded to corporate business leaders (pay - to - play); the revolving door between regulators and those they regulate, and how Washington’s political class has lost touch with America’s middle class. Much the same story is being played out in Europe of course, with nationalist and anti - immigration parties on the rise from Greece to Britain.
In one email in Podesta’s inbox, first reported by BuzzFeed, the Clinton campaign appears to summarize their candidate’s most shocking statements made during private speeches to Wall Street firms and other business organizations.
Anticipating the possibility of a leak of private speech transcripts, after the huge fees Clinton had demanded and received for
“I represented and worked with so many talented principled people who made their living in finance,” she said in one 2014 speech to Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, a firm that specializes in complex securities litigation on behalf of investors, according to the email that was sent to Podesta and other senior aides.
In a series of speech excerpts from April 2013 to January 2015, Clinton supported open markets in the Americas; speaks of the need for a “public and private position” while “back room discussions” are taking place; and complained that conflict of interest disclosures were unnecessary for politicians.
For Clinton, it is an embarrassing revelation that strikes to her greatest vulnerability: that she can’t be trusted, doesn’t mean what she says and is too close to the big banks, all at a time when she is struggling to generate enthusiasm among the young progressives who backed Sanders over her in the primary.
Perhaps the most damaging to Clinton—and most validating to Sanders—will be her fawning speeches about Wall Street—to Wall Street. In her remarks, Clinton appears to prove Bernie right. At a Goldman Sachs symposium in 2013, Clinton said that when she began traveling as Secretary of State, people would "yell at me for the United States and our banking system” causing the financial crisis".
In another sound bite, Clinton acknowledges she is out of touch: "I’m kind of far removed" from the struggles of the middle class and “growing sense of anxiety and even anger in the country” because of the fortunes (her word) that she and former President Bill Clinton currently enjoy.
She illustrates this in another speech, when she complains about the need for politicians to avoid conflicts of interest.Well Hillary Clinton, the multimillionaire who says she speaks to the working class, who addresses audiences of the unemployed and under - employed, telling them she understands their problems, even as she is wearing clothes that cost more that a working class family could expect to earn in a year, who accepted donations from defence contractors while serving as Secretary Of State, would know all about conflicts of interest wouldn't she.
Will Selective Moral Outrage Of The Left Help Plunge World Into Nuclear War
As liberals (or progressives) and feminists continue to freak out about an audio tape of Donald Trump making some coarse (but true I can assure you) remarks about how women respond differently to wealthy men than to ordinary guys (I wasn't that wealthy but had good cashflow) the thing that stands out about the rather theatrical outrage of these screeching feminists is the selectivity of their moral outrage.
Latest Clinton Foundation Hack Shows Abuse Of Power For Personal Gain
Julian Asange was not bluffing it seems, although he appeared to back off from dropping the promised bpmbshell that would finish Hillary Clinton, a document dump by Goccifer2 containst stuff that is dynamite, revealing email exchanges between Clinton and associates that discuss the abuse of power and position for financial gain, in short giving preferential treatment in warding State Deprtment contracts to people and organisations that made generous donations tio the Clinton Foundation ...
FBI Drops Hints They Are Ready to INDICT Hillary Clinton
Sources close to the FBI investigation into Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's offences relating to national security when she was Secretary of State say the Feds are ready to indict the frontrunner in the nomination process on charges relating to classified information.Yes, the Panama Papers Could Really End Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
We've been chronicling the downfall of Hillary Clinton, from her seemingly unassailable position as the anointed successor to Barack Obama, whose path to first the Democratic Party nomination and then the Presidency itself had been carefully planned and all obstacles removed. The fixers and deal makers had reckoned without two factors however, Bernie Sanders and Mrs. Clinton's poor image with voters, a result of her spoiled little rich girl arrogance and the incompetence she showed in office as Secretary of State.
Obama's price for saving Daves seat on the EU Gravy train
America being destroyed by neo - liberalism
America global hegemony
Failure of American leadership
Washington flatulence creates American trump
Wikileaks Drops Hillary Email Bomb That Could End Her Campaign but FB Censored It
Servergate: Hillary Clinton, Arrogant, Ignorant or both?
Servergate: 'Immune' Hillary IT-Staffer Reportedly A "Devastating Witness" - FBI
Undemocratic Democrats – Nearly 10% Of Democratic Party Superdelegates Are Corporate Lobbyists
Hillary Should Be Terrified After Judge Grants Staffer Immunity On Email Scandal
More Evidence That Hillary Clinton Leaked Secrets damaging To The USA
The Birth Of Cultural Marxism
Ever wondered when and where the idiotic pseudo -philosophies of hippys and the idiotic and divisive politically correct dogmas of the modern left were born. The Social justice Warriors (aka 'liberals' or progressives' though they are really neither of these things but instead are moralistic authoritarians who hate free speech and personal liberty and support censorship, government control of media and criminalisation of dissent.
Clinton E-mails Show When Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton Allowed George Soros To Dictate Foreign Policy
A set of e-mail messages included in the latest batch of Hillary Clinton documents released by Wikileaks (the September 2015 State Department dump) show that while Secretary of State of the United States, Mrs. Clinton received direct orders on U.S. foreign policy from the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros, who has made a fortune out of manipulating markets (and trashed the economies of several third world countries in the process.)
Obama's Legacy Is "Unbridled Abuse Of Executive Power, Completely Outside The Rule Of Law"
Two new congressional reports conclude senior military officials skewed information about the war to make it look like it was going better. The unanswered question is why.
Rand Paul PROVED Why Hillary Should Be In PRISON.
Whatever political colour they paint themselves, the establishment stick together and whenever the peasants are revolting by exposing the scandals of elitist lawlessness they close ranks and cover up the most heinous crimes. It is therefore newsworthy when a member of the establishment attacks another, as US Senator Rand Paul has done, accusing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of crimes including perjury, fraud, theft, corruption, conspiracy.
Democracy Murdered In France
I'm hearing very disturbing news from the French regional elections, predicting that the Front National, comfortable winners in last week's first round of regional elections, hasve been routed in all regions. For that to happen, and to happen through a massive increase in turnout, suggests electoral fraud on a hughe scale. Or has France joined Britain in adopting the Islamic version of democracy, which is one man one vote, one Imam one thousand votes.
Who Runs America, The White House Or The Shadow Government?
Reports of President Barack Obama’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit over the weekend do not look right in the context of yet another blitz of provocative rhetoric from The Pentagon and the Department of Defence towards Moscow. In view of the USA's constant push towards all out war with Russia, one has to ask who is in control: Obama or the generals?
Donald Trump is portrayed as a clown by mainstream media and his combover is the silliest I have ever seen. Still, he's a billionaie so I don't suppose he gives a flying fuck what The Daily Stirrer thinks of him. Not that we think he is all bad, anyone who attacks Obama's global naziism trade deals, TTIP and TPP mush have some good points.
How Mainstream Media And The Major Political Parties Are Making Sure Voters Do not Hear The Voices Of Politics' Most Powerful Critics
As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and loss of national sovereignty.
US Presidents Of The Past warned Against Secret, Shadow Government.
By now it should be obvious that peacemake, joybringer and putative aquatic pedestrian Barack Hussein Obama was never really in charge of the US Government. Whatever Obama said would happen, all the American government's policies ensured the opposit would happen. The embedded article thows some light on how the US government really works
The American Political System Is "Not A Democracy Or Constitutional Republic" - Thiel
The state of democracy in the USA has become a hot topic of conversation in American business circles in recent years. While President Barack Hussein Obama, not so much a man as an ego on long skinny legs, has increasingly been inclined to rule by executive order in the manner of a despot or tyrant, even Obama's fiercest critics have to admit the American electoral system seems increasingly capable of delivering only political paralysis ...
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