Upper echelon aides to Hillary Clinton were deeply troubled that a Muslim man was publicly declared the shooter in a 2015 massacre that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, California. Emails recently released by WikiLeaks show that her team expressed regret that the terrorist wasn’t a white man.
According to a Fox News report, on December 2nd digital operative Matt Ortega forwarded a tweet from MSNBC host Christopher Hayes, naming one of the shooters in the attack as Sayeed Farook. Consultant Karen Finney then forwarded the email to John Podesta, Hillary’s campaign chairman, with the comment, “Damn.”
Podesta responded: “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk [sic] was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.” Probably doesn’t matter much to the 14 dead people. But these comments should matter to us. The left, in an effort to solidify its future voting base, attempts to blame everything on that soon-to-be tiny minority, Christian white guys. The fact that this simply bears no resemblance to reality doesn’t keep them from fervently wishing it were so.
When those in power are so obsessed with retaining and expanding that power, and therefore so beholden to politically correct dogma, so tied to their preconceived notions of what should be, and so averse to telling the truth, it is always a disaster for those not in power.
Donald trump doesn’t feel he has to be president, may not even really want to be president, which might be what we need right now. Though often clumsily, he does speak truth to the current powers-that-be.
That is why his message- such as it is- is resonating with a significant section of the American population.