By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta
“Unafraid, Bi-Partisan, Uphold U.S. and Freedom”
Although we have been equal opportunity writers in attacking politicians of both stripes, we readily confess that we are presently supporting Donald Trump as the agent of peaceful revolution we need.
Nevertheless, we have viewed sympathetically the campaign of Bernie Sanders, a decent man who has been grinding many of the same axes against a “rigged System” as Trump. Thus, not eager to see the ring of Mordor placed on corrupt Hillary’s finger, we share the anger of the Sanders supporters at the DNC’s hugely unfair treatment of him.
Some DNC e-mails hacked from Hillary’s private server by the famous Guciffer, confirm the conclusion of former Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times Edward Klein. His book, The Truth About Hillary, pictures, “a Nixon disciple of hardball politics.” Agreeing is Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate case, and has repeatedly compared her to Nixon.
The content of some of the DNC hacked e-mails now retrieved, confirm our earlier warnings to Bernie Sanders. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is Hillary’s instrument, just as Haldeman and Erlichmann, the famous Watergate duo, were Nixon’s. Like Nixon, Hillary does not get her own hands dirty, but she is in charge.
One of the hacked emails is from DNC CFO Brad Marshall dated May 5 2016, that reads as follows: “From:MARSHALL@dnc.org To: MirandaL@dnc.org, PaustenbachM@dnc.org, DaceyA@dnc.org Date: 2016-05-05 03:31 Subject: No shit."
“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God? He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist”.
We consider this remark offensive to Southern Baptists, Kentuckians, West Virginians and Jews. One of us worked closely with Southern Baptists. They are unmatched in their support for Israel, regarding the Jews as God’s chosen people. Debbie was working with Brad Marshall. Didn’t she know his “dirty tricks,” Nixonian line of thinking?
In response to Debbie’s own hardball tactics, Mika Brzezinski, one of the anchors of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, suggested several weeks ago the DNC chairwoman had been unfair to Sanders and should step down. Meanwhile Sanders himself demanded her ouster.
On May 18, enraged Debbie tried to punish Mika for her demand. “This is the LAST straw,” wrote Debbie to DNC Communications Director, Luis Miranda. Please call [MSNBC President] Phil Griffin. This is outrageous. She needs to apologize.” Despite Debbie’s demand for “heavy manners,” Mika has not done so to date.
On May 21, Wasserman Schultz also wrote to Miranda that the very idea Sanders would oust the DNC leader from her position if he is elected was silly, because Sanders would not be the nominee. How did she know then?
We have also warned Bernie how Hillary and her hench-people operate . In our November 13, 2015 “Open Letter to Bernie Sanders: Bolshevik vs Menshevik,” we urged him to hit back the hardballs or lose. Essentially, Hillary, the acolyte of 60’s radical Saul Alinsky is what Clinton aide Paul Bengala called her-- a “Bolshevik.” He was referencing her uncompromising oppressive management of her White House team under her.
The latest leaked DNA e-mails confirmed the biased, rigged and unethical election operation, managed by Ms. Wasserman-Schultz -- surely following Hillary’s guidelines.
In our Open Letter to Bernie voiced our suspicions about a media person, who asked Sanders during the campaign if he had dual citizenship in Israel. The reporter, WAMU liberal Radio Host Dianne Rehm, said she had seen his name on a list circulated on the internet and that someone on Facebook said to ask the question. Did that person work for Hillary, Debbie or cunning Bill?
Sanders, who had spent some younger years on a kibbutz, bristled when questioned by Rehm, and affirmed he was an American citizen only. Rehm apologized to viewers, but we still wonder if the question was asked to reveal his Jewish background in the effort to hurt his chances with some voters.
From the get-go, Debbie has run the DNC in politically correct Bolshevik fashion for her sponsor, Hillary. Students of Russian politics, we were reminded of Lenin and his allies management style in coping with Central Committee’s opponents. The nomination was rigged from the start with the almighty super delegates, much resembling the so-called “hundred reds” appointed by Mikhail Gorbachev’s for the Congress of People Deputies. Super delegates do not exist in the GOP.
We are not suggesting that our Florida congresswoman, Wasserman Schultz, Jewish herself, has anti-Semitic proclivities. Perhaps Debbie herself is not aware that congenital liar Hillary is not the supporter of Israel she pretends to be, but a long-time advocate of the Palestinian cause.
All new converts to Hillary-ism, some of them prominent American Jews and unrepentant defenders of” W”-Condi’s catastrophic, 2003 invasion of Iraq, should review Ed Klein’s findings. He reports how Hillary, running for Senator of New York in 2000, “… had attended secret fund -raisers sponsored by Muslim groups, some of which were dedicated to destruction of Israel” and “realized she had painted herself into a corner!” Added Klein, “She was “booed” off the stage during a Solidarity for Israel rally at the Israeli consulate in New York.”
She and Obama not only supported Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, they punished the new leader, Al Fatah El Sisi, who saved Egypt from another Islamist regime. Both, she and her running mate, Tim Kane have ties with Muslim radical groups, and vigorously support the disastrous 2015 nuclear deal with Shiite Iran.
In light of all this, we agree with writer Barbara Olson’s judgment of Hillary, “The supreme irony is that Hillary, a 1960’s liberal, … has become even more darkly Nixonian in her outlook and methods – though without Nixon’s knowledge, statesmanlike substance and redemptive Quaker conscience.”
Leni Friedman Valenta, a Brandeis and Yale-educated playwright, is a former Democratic Municipal Chair of Westwood N.J., contributor with Jiri to scholarly journals and editor of our jvlv.net, Institute of Post-Communist studies and Terrorism website. Dr. Jiri Valenta, a former Brookings Fellow, prominent author and present member of Council on Foreign Relations, has served for more than a decade as a member of the National Committee on Soviet Jews with Nathan Sharansky, Ellie Wiesel and Richard Pipes.