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Why Is Donna Brazile Finally Confessing Now?

Donna Brazile, DEM 2016 Convention

Donna Brazile, the Democrat party bigwig who leveraged her past as a partisan act into a CNN analyst gig during the election, and then was embarrassed and fired when Wikileaks revealed her as… well, a partisan hack, has come out with an odd mea culpa in the pages of Time magazine:

When I was asked last July to step in temporarily as D.N.C. Chair, I knew things were amiss. The D.N.C. had been hacked, and thousands of staff emails and documents were plastered on various websites. Staff were harassed, morale suffered, and we lost weeks of planning. Donors were harassed, and fundraising fell off.

Then in October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign. I had been working behind the scenes to add more town hall events and debates to the primary calendar, and I helped ensure those events included diverse moderators and addressed topics vital to minority communities. My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.

What she means is that she regrets having been discovered leaking questions in advance to the taxidermist’s dummy standing in for Hillary Clinton during the debates. But hey, she was only doing her job. So why is she telling us this now, after stonewalling (in typical Democrat style, one might observe) about her transgressions for months? Since Leftists never do anything for simple moral reasons, there must be something larger at work, some bigger play. Gee, I wonder what it could be…

By stealing all the DNC’s emails and then selectively releasing those few, the Russians made it look like I was in the tank for Secretary Clinton. Despite the strong, public support I received from top Sanders campaign aides in the wake of those leaks, the media narrative played out just as the Russians had hoped, leaving Sanders supporters understandably angry and sowing division in our ranks. In reality, not only was I not playing favorites, the more competitive and heated the primary got, the harder D.N.C. staff worked to be scrupulously fair and beyond reproach. In all the months the Russians monitored the D.N.C.’s email, they found just a handful of inappropriate emails, with no sign of anyone taking action to disadvantage the Sanders campaign.

But the damage was done. Politics has never been considered a clean sport, but 2016 marked a new low. The D.N.C., a political party committee dedicated in part to defending free and fair elections, was attacked by the Russians while the Republican nominee for president openly encouraged it. This was not a Hollywood movie about rogue spies and super agents. This was real life.

Every bit as much “real life” as this, in fact:

Brazile defended herself, if that is the correct term, on Comedy Central — which is certainly the correct venue — in conversation with Trevor Noah. See if you’re buying this:

“Well, first of all, I didn’t have my hands in the cookie jar. I’m an operative, I’m a strategist, and part of what my role was, in addition to being a ‘political pundit,’ was to help advance the cause of justice and equality,” she said.

“So think about, we have six debates. I started to fight for more debates. I started to fight to ensure that Bernie and Hillary had an opportunity to talk about these issues, talk about the Flint water crisis, talk about criminal justice reform, and that was my role,” she continued.

Brazile then said that what people know about the emails is the “Russian version” of the story.

Translation: I’m a scorpion riding a frog, and just doing what scorpions do.

So with the “Russians hacked the election” meme rapidly fading, the professional Left now feels compelled to bolster that false Narrative by hiding its furtherance behind Brazile’s “confession,” in order to disguise its true intentions. These are standard Alinskyite tactics, squid-inking the real objective with a blast of distracting “honesty” that allows Brazile to move on to her next gig — hey, she ‘fessed up, didn’t she? Old news. Time to move on.

Despite the widely accepted conclusion that Russia launched an unprecedented attack on our democracy, our new President and many in the Republican party are brushing this off. President Trump claims the R.N.C.’s cyber defenses thwarted the Russians’ best efforts to penetrate them, and the D.N.C. has only itself to blame for inadequate security. But this wasn’t a “400-pound hacker” in a basement, as Mr. Trump suggested; this was a foreign military cyber command that also penetrated the White House and the Joint Chiefs. If they did not break in somewhere, it’s not because they couldn’t—it’s because they didn’t want to.

Let me be clear: This is not just the price of politics. This is not normal. We cannot let this stand. Our democratic process itself was attacked and harmed, and all Americans should be concerned.

They never stop, they never sleep, they never quit. Even the November election barely slowed them down. And until Real Americans recognize and understand their tactics and objectives and learn to push back, hard, they’ll keep it up.

Let’s see where Donna lands next. After all, the Racket takes care of its own.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)