Hey Robby Mook, Remember When Donna Brazile Was Fired in 1988 For Lying?

Hey Robby Mook, Remember When Donna Brazile Was Fired in 1988 For Lying?

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Hey Robby Mook, Remember When Donna Brazile Was Fired in 1988 For Lying?
Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2017 | Timothy Meads

Posted on 11/05/2017 9:11:08 AM PST by Kaslin

Guy Benson wrote an extensive article a couple of days ago, detailing the corrupt allegations of primary rigging that former DNC Chair Donna Brazile makes in a new book.

“In her forthcoming book, former DNC chair Donna Brazile absolutely unloads on her party, blasting Barack Obama for decimating the DNC’s finances, savaging the leadership of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and confirming that yes, Hillary Clinton’s campaign had the party in its pocket long before she was its nominee. You’ll likely recall Donald Trump’s frequent play to Bernie supporters during the general election, claiming that the Democratic establishment “rigged” the nominating process against Sanders and for Clinton.  He probably didn’t even realize how absolutely accurate that characterization was.  Politico has published an extended excerpt from Brazile’s book, and oh my, is it explosive.”

But last night with Anderson Cooper, former Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign manager  Robby Mook categorically denied that the Clinton campaign was ever involved in any election rigging, urging the Democratic party and media to “move on” from 2016.

When asked about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Clinton’s former primary opponent Bernie Sanders accusing the DNC and Clinton of election rigging, Robby Mook went on the defensive

MOOK: “Well, and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are important part of our party. They’re an important part of our politics. We can’t make the case to working people in this country that we’re going to be — that we’re going to stand up for them and we’re going to fight for them, if we’re fighting each other. We can’t do that.

Hillary Clinton won this primary with almost 4 million votes. That’s a bigger league that Barack Obama had over her when she lost and conceded in 2008. The idea that the DNC could rig a contest frankly is laughable.

And here’s the thing I’ll say. You know, the caucus contests within the larger primary are the contests that are run by the party. You know, the primary elections are run by secretaries of state. Those contests, the caucuses that were run by the party, Bernie Sanders won overwhelmingly. So, if we look at what the party actually in this process, Bernie Sanders won those contests. I think we only won three of them and we barely won Iowa.

So, there’s just no evidence to back this up. I understand that it’s convenient. Some people like — you know, they want to be angry of what’s going on. But we’ve got to focus our anger on Donald Trump and this outrageous tax plan that the Republicans are proposing.”

It is a rich irony that Robby Mook is encouraging the media and political opponents to move on from 2016. Hillary Clinton has spent the better part of the past year blaming everybody but herself for  her colossal 2016 loss.  She has offered a  wide variety of scapegoats, ranging everybody from white men to women afraid of their husbands to Russians to uneducated hillbillies. Clinton seems fixated on 2016 and makes a new comment just about every week.

But more heinous is that Mook is encouraging everybody to move on not only from the 2016 election, but from the fact that Donna Brazile gave Clinton a CNN question ahead of a primary debate.

Anderson Cooper, a long time CNN political news anchor and often times host of various primary debates, was noticeably angry at Mook for skirting that fact.

COOPER: So, is this just about Donna Brazile trying to peddle a book? I mean, because as Brianna mentioned, you know, through somebody who didn’t work at CNN, she gained access to one town hall question and she gave that or at least attempted to or in an email give it to somebody in the Clinton campaign, which is completely unethical. She lost her job. You know, she — I mean, I frankly view it as a huge betrayal of everybody who work at CNN, the fact that she did that.

I don’t see her attempting to — in any of those e-mails attempting to give information to the Sanders campaign. It seemed like she was more than happy to cozy up to the Clinton campaign. And now, she has a book to sell, she’s now spinning this yarn.

MOOK: I feel like all this is water under the bridge. And Donna Brazile has served our party for 30 years. She’s been a champion for Democrats. It was my honor and my privilege to work with her as chair of our party. I look forward to working with Donna —

COOPER: Do you think it was appropriate for her to do that about a town hall question?

MOOK: I don’t honestly know the specifics of it. It sounds like CNN looked into it and took action as they saw fit.

But again, Anderson, I’m not just interested in these things in the past. This is why we got to move beyond 2016. We have a governor’s election less than a week away in Virginia. We’ve got critical midterm elections.”

It’s ludicrous for Robby Mook to praise Brazile for her work over the past thirty years. It appears the Democrats “moved on”  from the fact that Brazile was fired from the Michael Dukakis 1988 presidential campaign against then Vice President George HW Bush.  Brazile lied about a made up affair that H.W. Bush was allegedly having.

From the NY Times in 1988:

“Donna Brazile, deputy national field director of the Dukakis campaign, resigned last night after telling reporters covering the campaign that they should pursue rumors, which she did not document, about Vice President Bush’s personal life. In resigning, she said: ”Today I made certain comments which I deeply regret. I believe too strongly in the importance of electing Mike Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen to allow myself to become an issue in the campaign. Because the time is short, and the issues are so important, I have decided to leave the campaign. I wish Mike Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen the best in the final weeks of the campaign.”

But rather than be ostracized for her lies, Brazile simply moved around various Democratic campaigns throughout the 90s, working her way up the party. This put her in the position to assist in the rigging of the primary for Hillary Clinton by providing debate questions in 2016.

Last week, I wrote about Maxine Waters rebranding herself as a dedicated public servant fighting against corruption. It would appear Brazile is attempting to do the same in this new book.  Mook’s feckless response and interview with Anderson Cooper highlights the very real problem the Democrats have. Their party is so full of liars like Clinton, Brazile, and Waters that it is virtually impossible for anybody in Democrat leadership to say with a  straight face to the American public that they are acting nobly or honorably.

The interview can be viewed below. 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: brazile; demlies; mook

1 posted on 11/05/2017 9:11:08 AM PST by Kaslin

To: Kaslin

This is the Hillary defense that took days to come out and admit.

To: Kaslin

with almost 4 million votes.

I guess by next month it’ll be 5 million votes.

Their lies take on a life of their own, don’t they?

3 posted on 11/05/2017 9:14:29 AM PST by bagster (It’s okay to be white.)

To: Kaslin

The stress…the factions nor sure whom to support…their stress…wish they’d fight it out like a civil war battle…

Get the popcorn

4 posted on 11/05/2017 9:14:52 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Extraordinary acts of God often start with ordinary acts of obedience. P. Yefros)

To: bagster

O, ooops. I take that back. He/she was talking about the primary.

My bad. Democrats never lie.

5 posted on 11/05/2017 9:16:35 AM PST by bagster (It’s okay to be white.)

To: Kaslin

“Brazile was fired from the Michael Dukakis 1988 presidential campaign against then Vice President George HW Bush. Brazile lied about a made up affair that H.W. Bush was allegedly having.”

Or was she lying. Now that we’re getting to see just what a perv Bush Sr. is, since his mind is going south, perhaps there was something to this after all.

6 posted on 11/05/2017 9:21:29 AM PST by BobL ( I beat up McDonald’s and Walmart because it makes me feel like a man.)

To: Kaslin

This book is Brazile’s retirement fund. She could care less about the truth, the more sensational, the more readers. She wants every Bernie Bro to pony up their SSI disability payments or welfare check to buy it. She’ll retire to Costa Rica.

To: Kaslin

sounds like more cannibalism. Not reading her book or any other,”What Happened?” BS

8 posted on 11/05/2017 9:24:59 AM PST by Karliner (Jeremiah29:11,Romans8:28 Isa 17, Damascus has fallen)

To: Kaslin

…urging the Democratic party and media to “move on” from 2016.

Does that include Mueller and the Trump investigation too, or are we just supposed to move on from Democrat 2016 election crimes?


9 posted on 11/05/2017 9:25:05 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)

To: Kaslin

A WikiLeaks e-mail dump revealed that Brazile sent an e-mail message on March 5, 2016, to John Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri with the title: “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.” The message continued, “her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”[22]
At the next event in Flint, Clinton was delivered a similar question from audience member Mikki Wade, whose family was affected by the poisoned water.[23]
On October 11, 2016, a WikiLeaks e-mail dump included an e-mail Brazile sent on March 12 to Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri with the subject header: “From time to time I get questions in advance.”[24] In the e-mail, Brazile discussed her concern about Clinton’s ability to field a question regarding the death penalty, and in a CNN town hall debate the following day, Clinton received a similar question about the death penalty.[22][25] According to tech blog Errata Security, the e-mail in question was verified using an everyday verification program and the DKIM system.[26] Brazile at first vehemently denied receiving or furnishing the Clinton campaign with any town hall questions and dismissed the Wikileaks organization as “sad ass whipper leakers [trying] to destroy [her] groove”.[27] She accused TYT Politics reporter Jordan Chariton of “badgering a woman.” [28] Questioned by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Brazile said, “As a Christian woman, I understand persecution. I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false.”[29]
Jake Tapper, a former colleague of Brazile’s at CNN, provided his perspective on the possibility of a leak of a question to a Presidential candidate, calling it “very, very upsetting” and added that “journalistically, it’s horrifying”. Brazile, however, said that her conscience was “very clear”.[30][31] She later commented: “If I had to do it all over again, I would know a hell of a lot more about cybersecurity.”[32]
In a talk at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on October 12, Brazile condemned the leaks, which intelligence officials said came from Russia,[33] were to “manipulate an election, disrupt or discredit or destroy our democracy” and ultimately try to “produce an outcome more favorable to them and their interests,” Brazile said.[34]
On October 31, 2016, The New York Times reported: “CNN has severed ties with the Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, after hacked e-mails from WikiLeaks showed that she shared questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events in advance with friends on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”[35] CNN said it had accepted her formal resignation on October 14, adding: “We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.”[36]
On November 1, 2016, an internal call about the collusion was initiated by CNN President Jeff Zucker. Zucker informed his staff that, while the instances have been fully investigated and the perpetrators dealt with, the perception that campaigns could receive questions in advance “hurts all of us,” adding that, “I have no tolerance for her behavior or that kind of behavior,” going on to describe former network commentator Brazile’s interactions with the Clinton campaign as “unethical” and “disgusting.”[37]
On March 17, 2017, Brazile admitted to forwarding debate questions to Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 Democratic primary, while she was Vice Chair of the DNC and working as a CNN commentator.[38][39][40] In an essay she wrote for TIME magazine, she said, “Then in October, a subsequent release of e-mails 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.” Brazile went on to explain: “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 e-mails was a mistake I will forever regret.

To: Kaslin


When the police are at the front door, the Democrat friends run out the back door.

11 posted on 11/05/2017 9:27:42 AM PST by blueunicorn6 (“A crack shot and a good dancer”)

To: Kaslin

Dumb title. Mook was 9 years old in 1988.

12 posted on 11/05/2017 9:28:33 AM PST by proust (Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.)

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