Friday, October 14, 2016

Even MORE Missing Emails!

30,000 missing emails from a private server set up by a government official? Try 22 MILLION emails deleted from a private server used by the president's entire administration:
In 2007, when Congress asked the Bush administration for emails surrounding the firing of eights U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales revealed that many of the emails requested could not be produced because they were sent on a non-government email server.  The officials had used the private domain, a server run by the Republican National Committee. Two years later, it was revealed that potentially 22 million emails were deleted, which was considered by some to be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.

This was pretty much the whole Bush Administration, mind you, and I don't hear Donald Trump promising to jail any of them, even though Bush Administration emails were dealing with lying to get us into war with Iraq, outing a CIA agent, and so forth; the kinds of *shenanigans* that don't ruffle Republican feathers or rise to the level of "scandals" of Monica Lewinski proportions.

Let's hear from Colin Powell, one of the few African Americans that far-right Republicans love to trust, as he gives Hillary Clinton advice about email and private servers and what-not:
"I didn't have a BlackBerry. What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.) So I could communicate with a wide range of friends
directly without it going through the State Department servers. I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels. "

So if you're not outraged over the Bush Administration's use of private email servers and the 22 million missing emails from those servers, please don't ever bring up Hillary's email problems again. If you're not going to shout, "Lock THEM Up!" at rallies, sensible people won't take you seriously about Hillary's email problems anymore.

She wasn't my first choice, but I'M WITH HER because of her knowledge, experience, diplomacy, and her long-standing record of making lives better for millions of people around the world. I reject the thin-skinned Reality TV host who thinks that his "star power" gives him the right to kiss and grope women without warning. I reject the billionaire who games the system by stiffing business owners large and small out of millions (billions?) of dollars when his little projects fail, and who thinks it's "smart" to make hundreds of millions of dollars a year and push the tax burden on the working class.

I'm usually not this harsh with people who disagree with my politics, but if you support Donald Trump in this election, you must seriously hate out country and hope that it will all come to ruin as payback for the success of the Clintons that you hate so much, and as payback for having to live in a country where the President of the United States for the past 8 years had a different skin color than the white people whose pictures grace your money.

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