In the latest of "progressive" poutrage over Wikileak's publication of stolen DNC data - including what may be hundreds of thousands of innocent individuals' credit card information and social security numbers - the subject, oddly enough, is not an uproar over the stunning violation of privacy of private citizens that Wikileaks is perpetrating. It isn't even over the fact that there is evidence that the Russian government was behind the hack, the same government that is protecting American fugitive Edward Snowden.
No, the poutrage, as always, is some high-horse moralization over DNC internal staff emails that happened to not always have given the progressives' newest savior, Bernie Sanders, utmost adulation. In fact, some emails from some staffers even said mean things about the boyfriend of the self-anointed protectors of all things liberal, and, get this - one conversation even talked about whether to use the Sanders campaign's DNC data stealing operations early in the campaign against him, although that idea was eventually shot down due to express instructions from the Chair. And if that weren't enough, one tinsy email talked about asking him about his religious beliefs (again, a fleeting thought that was never actually carried out).
Oh, the horror.
Never mind that despite the American media's hard-on over titillating campaign drama at the expense of any and all things policy-related and substantive, no one has been able to find any smoking gun in the emails. Never mind that no one has been able to dig up any evidence of any untowward or unwarranted action the DNC actually took against Sanders related to the leaked emails. Never mind that the best even the Sanders campaign have been able to complain about during the primary when it came to process was superdelegates being favorable to Clinton, all the while Bernie Sanders was losing pledged delegates to Hillary Clinton by a comfortable margin at any rate.
Never even mind the fact that it was Bernie's supporters and delegates (not those scary DNC people) - and his campaign's highest echelon - who openly bragged about overwhelming the caucus process in Nevada to overturn the verdict of the voters on Caucus day.
Never mind any of that. Apparently now it's time for "progressives" to progressively whine and accuse the DNC of tilting the process with no evidence of actual actions doing so whatsoever. If you are a "good progressive", you must be outraged - OUTRAGED - that people who work for the DNC are allowed to have thoughts.
Allow me to give these rage-manufacturers an antidote they can understand. Grow. Up.
When you run for president, people say bad things about you. When you run for president, people say a lot worse. People who run a political party are allowed to have their own thoughts, and the only thing the Democratic National Committee was responsible for was to conduct a fair primary process. Since no one has found actual evidence of any action of the DNC that conspired from these thoughts being blasted out of context all over the interwebs, the only thing these people can be accused of are thought crimes. Last I checked, in America, thought isn't a crime.
The fact that the Left seems to be such delicate flowers that they cannot for the love of kittens and puppies stand such horrendous thought about their Chosen One is exactly the reason why they remain incapable of accomplishing anything productive. Those who live their days looking for opportunities to take personal umbrage at nonsensical idiocy rather than being concerned about Russian hacking in American elections or empathizing with their fellow Americans whose identities can be stolen as a result of what Wikileaks has done are as petty and as small as Tea Party Republicans. This is why the Left-Right coalition of hair-on-fire jokers are the last people that should be trusted with the future of our country. We need grown-ups in charge, and these freakout-artists are not it.