The Willful Ignorance Of Hillary Haters

Nitwits latch onto a stolen Podesta e-mail

OCTOBER 11--In the rush to locate damaging material in the correspondence stolen from John Podesta’s Gmail account, opponents of Hillary Clinton today have latched on to a 2015 e-mail that purportedly proves that the Democratic presidential candidate “has begun to hate everyday Americans.”

The April 19 e-mail was sent by Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman, to assorted campaign officials, including Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s communications director. The e-mail was part of a chain discussing the massaging of remarks that the candidate was scheduled to deliver at an April 20 appearance in New Hampshire.

In an April 12 video announcing her candidacy, Clinton declared that she was running because “everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.” As Politico noted in an April 18 story (“The calculus behind Hillary Clinton and ‘everyday Americans’”), Clinton also subsequently used "everyday Americans" in a tweet and an e-mail to prospective voters. “Her aides now use the phrase reflexively,” Politico reported.

In his April 19 e-mail, Podesta wrote, “I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once the first time she says I'm running for president because you and everyday Americans need a champion. I think if she doesn't say it once, people will notice and say we false started in Iowa.”

While it is obvious that Podesta was referring to the phrase “everyday Americans,” that context has been overlooked--or is being willfully ignored--by the Clinton haters at Infowars, who are positioning the “bombshell” e-mail as a “shocking admission” of Clinton’s hatred of her fellow citizens.

A check of Twitter shows that references to Podesta’s “hate” e-mail have begun to explode, which means that it is only a matter of time before Donald Trump is citing the Podesta e-mail on the stump.

For example, at 10:45 AM Scott Baio tweeted, “So now @HillaryClinton hates all everyday Americans!?!?!” The actor added his two cents to a retweet of a comment from ex-Breitbart News editor John Nolte, who declared, “HOLY MOLY MOLY MOLY MOLY.” Nolte’s tweet included a link to the Podesta e-mail, which was posted this morning on Wikileaks.