I first learned of the Clinton private-server email probe just after I stopped by a liquor store and checked into a hotel room in San Diego, just across the Mexican border, at about 8pm in late July, 2015.
I’d just driven 840 miles straight on 1950s-style, 2-lane Highway 1, up the Baja peninsula, from Ciudad Constitución—having done the Zacatitos / Cabo drive to there, starting the previous afternoon.
Switched on the TV. My first thought was, classic Clinton.
Let me explain.
Just as Bill and Hillary way outmaneuvered the right / conservative / Republican machine in the 90s to let them focus on the sex and not deeper, more fundamental and structural issues, so they will let them go after the classification issues, and not the more fundamental and structural issues—the money.
And it worked like a charm, right up until July, 2016.
The left does not give a shit about confidential, secret, or top secret. Nor SigInt, and all the classification categories amongst top secret. In their view, this is all mockable shit for the purpose of protecting warmongering and of course, Obama is simply cleaning up the mess left by Bush / Republican warmongering—so it’s GOOD she did this. Damn straight! Plus, she’s a Womyn!
I knew absolutely that the Republicans would fall for it, just as they always do when it offends their quaint “God & Country” worldview. I’ve come to where I now more accept and respect that worldview and even see the value in it from a geopolitical struggle angle. But: don’t be stupid and don’t be fooled. Your weaknesses have been identified and are being exploited to undermine you and make you look stupid.
So, the other day, I mentioned how, finally, some in more mainstream sources are beginning to see this election as a Mega-Trend sea change, tantamount to 1980. And then, just yesterday, the news hit that indeed, a perhaps larger investigative focus is now on The Clinton Foundation and its schemes to enrich Bill and Hillary by selling US State policy, as well documented in Clinton Cash.
So (first 8 minutes):
I said way, way, way back: Clinton and her lawyers deleting 33,000 yoga-schedule emails while leaving some hundreds of various officially classified emails was a bone and a diversion tossed to God & Country, Law & Order Republicans. They absolutely knew the Republicans would go after that like malnourished pit bulls, and that their lefty fans would not only not care, but applaud them—and even mock the Republicans while happily practicing the cognitive dissonance inherent in the fact that there’s just as much foreign intervention blood and guts now, as ever.
The deleted emails and the very original purpose of the private server to begin with were, in the former, to cover money tracks and in the latter, to do clandestine business to enrich Bill and Hillary in the first place.
Very cool it’s finally coming out because that is the big story.