News Station: “Hillary’s Millenial Staff Lie To Her For Fear of Losing Jobs and Social Media Perks”
The young kids that Hillary has surrounded herself with can’t get a job anywhere else. They live and die based off of their Facebook “likes”. Their entire world is based around the social network points they think they gain from bragging that they are working on a Presidential campaign. They will do nothing to put their “internet cool factor” in jeopardy.
To protect their fragile self-aggrandizement, they lie to Hillary and wrap her in a bubble of adulation, yes-girls and “Everything is incredible” BS in order to keep her writing the checks.
When reality strikes, they will eventually be sad little kids. The main rule in the Clinton Campaign is: “Never let the warden see the clouds”.
Hillary: Bubble-wrapped candidate
HILLARY: BUBBLE WRAPPED CANDIDATE
There are bubbles, and then there is Hillary Clinton’s bubble.
As journalists pore over emails allegedly stolen from Clinton’s top advisor, John Podesta, we get some soundings on just how thick the walls are of the Democratic nominee’s private reality.
Think back to March 2015 when news broke that not only did Clinton conduct government business on a private, unsecured email account as secretary of state, but that that account was actually housed on a secret “homebrew” server at her New York home.
Worst, Clinton had actually set up the server in advance of her confirmation with the unmistakable intent to avoid prying eyes and federal records laws.
We’ve grown accustomed to these facts, but as the story was breaking it looked like it could be a devastating blow to Clinton, who had still not yet officially announced her second presidential run.
In what is purportedly an exchange between Podesta and another top Clinton adviser, Neera Tanden, the two commiserate about the handling of the server scandal.
A disbelieving Tanden allegedly wrote to Podesta to express her frustration with Cheryl Mills, a legal adviser to Clinton since the days of her husband’s impeachment: “This is a cheryl special. Know you love her, but this stuff is like her Achilles heal. Or kryptonite. she just can’t say no to this sh–. Why didn’t they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy.”
Podesta wrote back: “Unbelievable.”
“I guess I know the answer,” Tanden responded. “They wanted to get away with it.”
Good advisers are skilled at telling politicians the things they don’t want to hear. In Clinton’s case it was this: you broke the rules, mishandled national security information and are caught. You cannot brush this away. You cannot sidestep.
Because there was no one around Clinton who was apparently willing to tell her that she had to face facts and come clean about her secret server, the problem dragged on and became so much worse for her.
And it all goes back to that impulse in Clinton World: “They wanted to get away with it.”
The nature of what “it” is has changed over the decades, but at the core, the Clintons’ problems often relate to a desire to cut corners and get their way without paying the price.
The price here would have involved a public embarrassment when archives officials first requested Clinton’s emails. She would have had to say what she did and offer some rationale for it, and something that cut closer to the bone than her laughable lines about “convenience.”
It’s not unreasonable to imagine that Clinton gave away 30 points on favorability and trustworthiness because of her refusal to show even a little contrition and forthrightness.
Republicans know just what we’re talking about here as they watch their nominee close the campaign with a weeks-long fight with women who accuse him of various kinds of misconduct ranging from cruelty to sexual assault. Trump never tried to address the matters in a contrite, earnest way, but has just kept battering.
Presumably he too has found a group of advisers that tell him he’s right even when all available evidence suggests otherwise.
It’s more than a little unseemly to be looking through somebody’s electronic garbage to find private conversations as we are doing with Podesta’s emails. But there are real concerns here.
Politics draws big egos and big egos often prefer to be surrounded by sycophants. The consequences of that conduct in politics can be devastating to campaigns. The consequences in government to such airless cocoons of ego protection can be truly disastrous for the country.