Apparently they don’t like being called losers, pompous, bitching, basement-dwelling ideologues.
WikiLeaks poisons Hillary’s relationship with left”
That is the title of a recent Politico article describing how liberals are vowing to “push back against” Hillary Clinton if she is elected president. The unspoken element is that they will push back against her at the ballot box, too.
It goes without saying that ardent progressives never cared much for Clinton to begin with and Wikileaks has only sealed the deal, revealing that Clinton and her campaign have contempt for the left-wing elements within their electorate.
Calling them “basement dwellers” to Wall St. elite didn’t help Clinton’s case. Nor did it help when her campaign referred to their leader Bernie Sanders as a “doofus” and referred to progressives as “bitching ideologues,” “pompous,” and “radical.”
Politico’s piece now states that “some of the left’s most influential voices and groups are taking offense at the way they and their causes were discussed behind their backs by Clinton and some of her closest advisers in the emails.”
Now the Left is compiling opposition dossiers on … Clinton!:
Liberal groups and activists are assembling opposition research-style dossiers of the most dismissive comments in the WikiLeaks emails about icons of their movement like Clinton’s Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, and their stances on trade, Wall Street reform, energy and climate change. And some liberal activists are vowing to use the email fodder to oppose Clinton policy proposals or appointments deemed insufficiently progressive.
“We were already kind of suspicious of where Hillary’s instincts were, but now we see that she is who we thought she was,” one Democratic “operative” told Politico.
Another liberal activists said the Clinton camp “back-stabbed progressives.”
The article goes on to state that activists are busy “sharing WikiLeaks links of hacked emails in which Clinton and her aides appeared to argue the virtues of more centrist policy positions” — policies anathema to far-left wing ideology.
While the Politico article ends the article with some positive quotes from progressives about Clinton, we think the degree of damage that has been done via Wikileaks cannot be understated.
Here’s a news flash for you, progressives – Hillary backstabs everyone, not just you guys. I had to chuckle at this piece though, because for once in her life Hillary finally told the truth and now her voters are all ticked off about it. If they weren’t all those things, they never would have been Hillary supporters in the first place.
Among progressive operatives, goodwill for Clinton and confidence in key advisers featured in the emails including John Podesta, Neera Tanden and Jake Sullivan is eroding as WikiLeaks continues to release a daily stream of thousands of emails hacked from Podesta’s Gmail account that is expected to continue until Election Day.
While there is a slim chance this could help boost Trump votes, in all likelihood they’ll still vote for her, but keep up the good work, WikiLeaks. Keep ’em coming.