Enough Already

September 29, 2016

in Politics

 

bush-trumpRemember, it would be difficult to find many people that detest both Hillary and Donald more than do I. In addition to my disdain, I am desperately concerned for the future of this country, indeed the entire planet, should the maniac get control of the Supreme Court, the economy, education, the military and access to the button.

So, I feel compelled to address what Donald considers one of his strongest criticisms of Hillary. Nothing is more sacrosanct to him than the privacy of his tax returns. He is willing to take serious hits to maintain the secrets contained therein. However, he claims to be willing to make the sacrifice, if only she will make public 33,000 deleted emails; not that anyone should believe him. I’m wondering how does one produce deleted emails?

Everyone remembers the gigantic scandal when the Bush regime deleted millions, yes millions, of emails from 22 officials in the White House, Department of Justice, et al. No you don’t. It registered barely a blip. Why did they do it? There was an investigation of the firing of 8 US attorneys for political reasons. It was a coverup. Those emails were sent through private accounts of the Republican National Committee

Do you remember when Romney cleaned the Massachusetts state servers? How about when he used $100,000 of tax dollars to get rid of the emails of his governorship? Surely you recall selling government-owned hard drives to his aides. No big deal. It was just the Republican way of doing business.

Hillary asked former Secretary of State Colin Powell about how to use a Blackberry. His advise follows:

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.

. . . There is a real danger. If it is public that you have a BlackBerry and it it [sic] government and you are using it, government or not, to do business, it may become an official record and subject to the law.

Hillary is of an age group that is often stereotyped as being far from computer-savvy. It’s understandable that she asked her predecessor for advice and liked the idea of being able to avoid some scrutiny. It didn’t quite work out that way but her actions were no where near as illegal as those of Bush and Romney or any worse than Powell.

This is a convenient diversion for the GOP, as they cannot hope to compete, or even speak coherently, about the real issues. We should all move on.

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