It seems like Conservative Catholics are despised by a specific group of people on the left spectrum of the US electoral campaigns. Apparently, their conservative views (let's be open about it: anti-abortion activism) is quite a bother to many leftists. On a different note, rumour is being spread that Wikileaks works for the Russians to elect the Republican candidate – does it stick?
War Against Conservative Catholics
After reading an interesting Israel Hayom article, titled “Clinton staffers mock Catholics in hacked emails”, I concluded the Left has truly lost focus, lost its sense of purpose and seems to have the luxury of time; because by the life of me I can't imagine someone being paid to send the quality (or lack thereof) of emails people send each other nowadays:
Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in [the] Jordan [River] where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. - John Halpin, senior fellow at Centre for American Progress
[Right-wing Catholics in the US] think [Catholicism] is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals. - Jennifer Palmieri
On another email, included in the Podesta Emails set, Adam Jentleson reminded his group of recipients that Catholics donate mostly to are Republican candidates and conservative organisations. In one correspondence, Mr Adam even revealed how hard it is for leftists to purge themselves of their usual and annoying buzzwords:
I wanted to make sure you saw this new breakdown of political contributions from its board members from ThinkProgress -- which shows that fully 88% of their political contributions go to either Republicans or big corporation.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which purports to be "the voice of business" is run by a Republican money machine.
Mr Adam seems also shocked that “The top beneficiary of this outpouring of conservative cash is the Republican National Committee, which has received over ten times as much money from the Chamber's board as the Democratic National Committee”; however the DNC is known for supporting Abortion (in its many abhorrent forms) and other immoral ideas, so why would the most faithful Catholics even support such a party when Catholicism is utterly against abortion, for instance? Again, these emails reveal that people are being paid to be obvious and concoct old ideas.
There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church. (..) I don't qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about how one would "plant the seeds of the revolution," or who would plant them. Just wondering . . . - Sandy Newman
We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. - John Podesta
Catholic Spring? [LOL...*nodding*...pardon my lack of composure] Arab Spring, Catholic Spring...Arab chaos, Catholic chaos...indeed, the left never ceases to amaze me - they remind me of Pinky and the Brain:
Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!
Accusation du jour: Wikileaks works for the Russians
How convenient. Looking at Wikileaks Partners' page, one gets a much better idea of whom Wikileaks works for (Hint: not Russia). But blaming Vladimir Putin for the email leaks is extremely convenient, since the Republican candidate anticipates to have a cordial relationship with his Russian counterpart (a novelty in American politics, so used to nurture the obsolete Cold War stance – and it's perplexing that the change of behaviour would come from a republican/conservative individual and not from what they misleadingly call a “liberal/progressive”).
I never supported Wikileaks, and probably never will. But I admit that when they started they had a cause they believed in; however, today, they sold themselves out to those they used to attack: big [media] corporations. People always accused them of working for governments: maybe, maybe not. However, they don't smell Russian; they smell like something else...
Whom did the Democrat candidate upset or betray? Wikileaks' focus on her doesn't necessarily mean their sponsors want to elect the Republican candidate; it simply means the Republican hopeful (a political outsider) has less skeletons in the closet than the Democrat hopeful (a seasoned politician with vices).
We need a Leftist Spring...Winter...End.
(Image: View of Milan Cathedral from the Colonnade - Giuseppe Bernardino Bison)