The revelation that the Democratic National Committee Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall’s email demanding the DNC should ask Bernie Sanders if he is a Jew or an atheist because his “Southern peeps” could draw a distinction between the two is detestable.
If Donald Trump or anyone associated with his campaign made such an outrageous statement the media would rightfully call for his head.
Last week, CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, concerning the content of the DNC emails questioning Sanders’ Jewishness.
In a pivot that will not be forgotten for a long time, he said that Russian state actors stole the email, completely avoiding the crux of the issue of what kind of Jew is Sanders.
It is a shame that the Clinton campaign’s first reaction was to blame Trump, instead of addressing the real issue why Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness, or lack thereof, even matter.
Instead of renouncing CFO Marshall’s email, the campaign just made up its own facts, completely avoiding the true issue that it did not stay neutral and used a candidate’s religion and background against him.
In the past, Democrats stood for free speech and free expression of religion. Now they were using it against a candidate whom they did not like.
If the email were about then-Sen. Barack Obama, and it asked, “Just how black is he?” would Marshall’s email then have read, “Can we say he is not really that black because Mr. Marshall’s ‘peeps’ could not vote for a very black candidate?”
The DNC is a failed institution controlled by, well, that’s hard to say.
But a full investigation should be conducted, and the facts revealed.
It’s interesting that WikiLeaks has not published all of the emails it has received, but, apparently, more will be forthcoming.