While the mainstream media focuses on Donald Trump's 2005 crude sexual comments, Wikileaks' release of e-mails related to Hillary Clinton continues to hang an enormous amount of dirty laundry out to dry. And some of it is quite recent.
Posted by Wikileaks, an April 2011 e-mail exchange between Center for American Progress senior fellow John Halprin and Hillary campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri reveals their shared disdain for Catholics.
HALPRIN: "Ken Auletta's latest piece on [Richard] Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the [Wall Street Journal], are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. It's an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy."
PALMIERI: "I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals."
HALPRIN: "Excellent point. They can throw around "Thomistic" thought and "subsidiarity" and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they're talking about."
The e-mails were also sent to Hillary campaign chairman John Podesta, but he didn't appear to reply.
Not surprisingly, many Catholics weren't happy with what was said, according to The Washington Times.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Catholic, exclaimed, “If anything, these statements reveal the Clinton campaign’s hostile attitude toward people of faith in general. All Americans of faith should take a long, hard look at this and decide if these are the values we want to be represented in our next president. If Hillary Clinton continues to employ people with biased and bigoted views, it’s clear where her priorities are.”
CatholicVote.org released the following statement: “Hillary Clinton has already called half of her opponents’ supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’ and ‘irredeemable,’ and now it comes out that her campaign spokeswoman dismissively question[ed] the sincerity of Catholic Americans’ faith. Had Palmieri spoken this way about other groups, she [would be] dismissed. Palmieri must resign immediately or be fired.”
What do you think of this?