I’d like to address tonight’s blog to any Hillary Clinton supporters among my acquaintance: Surely THIS is a step too far. I mean, I know you weren’t terribly bothered by her little racist joke (which was definitely her joke, not DeBlasio’s. She set it up, she got the punchline. Do you honestly think they didn’t rehearse that?), and you were positively gleeful about 160,000 Brooklyn Democrats being denied the right to vote. You’ve blown off our charges of shady political activities in Nevada (push polling) North Carolina and Massachusetts (campaign infiltration, election place engineering) Missouri and Illinois (weird ballots, actual vote flipping) and voter suppression , with Arizona and New York being the most blatant examples, and Rhode Island already announcing that only a third of their polling places will be open on Tuesday’s primary.
Oh, I know you’ll brush this off, too. It’s just one Super Pac. It’s only a million dollars. How is this different from phone banking? It’s probably not even illegal.
Well, it’s only one Super Pac and only one million dollars that we know about, and if it’s not illegal that’s just because it’s a new use of technology and nobody’s ever thought of being this sleazy before. And the way it’s different from regular phone banking is that they are not just trying to spread the good news about their candidate, they are trying, through sheer weight of numbers and persistent repetition of falsehoods to brainwash the public.
It is truly a frightening turning point in human history. I’m hoping that, at least for some of you, this is the step too far, this is the moment you’ll look up and say “Oh, my, she really is a monstrous cheat, isn’t she?” and throw your support to Bernie Sanders.
For the future. For the world.