Clinton campaign mocks Catholics, Southerners, ‘needy Latinos’ in emails


Long before Hillary Clinton called millions of Americans a “basket of deplorables,” her top campaign advisers and liberal allies openly mocked Catholics, Southerners and a host of other groups, according to newly released emails that offer a stunning window into the vitriol inside the Clinton world less than a month before Election Day.

The emails, published by WikiLeaks after a hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s private account, also show Clinton campaign officials and Democratic leaders disparaging supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders as “self-righteous” whiners, calling Hispanic party leaders such as Bill Richardson “needy Latinos,” labeling CNN anchor Jake Tapper “a d—k” and even lambasting longtime Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal.

The sheer number of insults in the email trove has left the Clinton campaign, along with outside organizations such as the Center for American Progress that were routinely involved in the brutal bad-mouthing, unable or unwilling to respond. Instead, they have blamed the hack on Russia and have refused to even confirm that the emails are genuine, though they also haven’t denied their authenticity.

The Clinton campaign’s biggest problem may be its assault on Catholics. Prominent Catholic organizations called on Clinton campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri to resign after the surfacing of messages showing her making fun of the faith. The campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump seized on the opportunity to appeal to religious voters.


The needy Latinos lines is so demeaning. She and her campaign really do despite the rest of us plebes and proletariat members. Oh to be part of the intellectual, secular bourgeoisie - I hear the rooms in the ivory tower are fabulous.


I remember when a mid-level supervisor in a local industrial plant was fired for referring to a Mexican as a “tamale bender”. Fired, he was.

And here’s the Dem party talking about their “taco bowl” election strategy, and the pundits don’t go absolutely apoplectic? Astonishing!


The media wants you to remember: There is no racism except in republicans. There is no bigotry except in republicans.

Anything contrary to that mantra is hidden by the media.


Astonishing only to those of us who don’t have double standards.


This is getting almost funny. Her campaign is offending everyone and their only response is ‘it’s the Russians fault’.


Ironically, the only group they seemed to speak well of is the Russians.


but is the main stream media reporting any of this or are they focusing on the latest women coming out to accuse Donald.
how do they get the news of these damaging emails to the average American who only gets their news from CNN?


Shame on the media (last night, CNN’s page didn’t have a single story on the main page about the emails) and shame on voters who don’t do even the slightest research on issues so vital and simply go to one place over and over. Then we will get four more years of the electorate complaining about their unemployment, not having a retirement, not being able to afford healthcare, not getting raises in years. Cry me a river. They all get what we deserve when they are that remiss in doing their part. The unchristian urges in me tell me to save my sympathy for people who deserve it.


Bill Donohue said he posted this to his Web site.

October 12th, 2016



Yesterday, I stopped short of asking Hillary Clinton to fire John Podesta, her campaign chairman. In light of the latest Wikileaks revelations, she has no choice but to cut all ties with this man. The man is hell bent on creating mutiny in the Catholic Church and must therefore be fired.

We have long known that George Soros is the single most influential donor to dissident, and anti-Catholic, organizations. Now we know from Wikileaks what I long have suspected: John Podesta has been the most influential point man running offense for Soros. Together, they have sought to manipulate public opinion against the Catholic Church.

In 2012, Sandy Newman, founder of the left-wing group, Voices for Progress, asked Podesta for advice on how best to “plant the seeds of the revolution.” The revolution he sought was an attempt to sunder the Catholic Church. Newman, who is Jewish, confessed that he was a rookie at trying to subvert the Catholic Church. But he was determined to do so.

“There needs to be a Catholic Spring,” Newman told Podesta, “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.”

Podesta not only endorsed the plan to create a revolution within the Catholic Church—he boasted that he had been working on this for years. “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this,” he said. “Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have be bottom up.” He recommended that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend be consulted on this effort.

The evidence is indisputable: Both of these groups, Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United, were created by Podesta, and funded by Soros, for the express purpose of staging a revolt within the Catholic Church. In 2008, Archbishop Charles Chaput, then of Denver and now of Philadelphia, accused both entities of doing a “disservice” to the Catholic Church.

Catholics in Alliance is known for sponsoring dissident Catholics, including priests, to give talks around the nation. Catholics United was the force behind a contrived effort by the IRS to go after me in 2008.

The latter story is illuminating.

On October 23, 2008, I appeared on CNN to discuss the George Soros connection to Catholics United. Before I went on, Chris Korzen of Catholics United contacted CNN in an effort to have me booted. Fortunately, he was so stupid as to share with a producer a lengthy document (it was leaked to me) detailing how unfair I had been to Barack Obama, especially noting his rabid support for abortion.

I say Korzen was stupid because when the IRS contacted me the next month, right around Thanksgiving, I recognized the complaint: it was basically the same as the one that Korzen’s lawyers had sent to CNN.
(The IRS probe finally ended without penalties.)

See the connection: Podesta creates Catholics United; Soros funds Catholics United; and Catholics United sponsors an IRS complaint against me (after trying to get me kicked off CNN). Their attempt to intimidate me was a monumental failure, but the fact that they tried is what counts.

**Podesta’s recommendation that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend be consulted as a source to create havoc in the Catholic Church was a good one. On March 29, 2012, I quoted her saying that the Catholic Church’s teachings “encourage bigotry and harm.”
Any Catholic who thinks that the Podesta-Soros connection is just another activist alliance is kidding himself. They are creating and funding a campaign to promote a revolution in the Catholic Church.


Queen, you win! Best analysis I have heard in a while. :thumbsup:


It’s worse than that. They consider Catholicism “bigoted” in its very nature, and they are determined to change Catholicism in the U.S.

Interesting that the anti-Catholic KKK was fundamentally a Democrat organization. Now it’s revived, in effect, but they just use different terms for it and for themselves. But it’s the very same spirit of hatred of the Catholic Church.


The KKK was fundamentally a product of Southern Democrats, who became Southern Republicans after the Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Same people - new label.

Now it’s revived, in effect, but they just use different terms for it and for themselves. But it’s the very same spirit of hatred of the Catholic Church.

Well, it is the very same hatred for just about everyone who isn’t them. But any connection between the KKK and today’s Democrats is specious. A stronger case can be made for a connection with today’s Republicans, since their share many of the same values, particularly regarding state’s rights and distrust of civil rights laws.


Don’t forget our mutual love of high thread-count cotton sheets.


I hear the bathrooms have no need for fans or ventilation like those used in facilities for commoners as the excrement of all those esteemed persons within the tower are devoid of any aroma.


Indiana is hardly a southern state, and had the most powerful Klan organization anywhere. Read up on it.

The KKK in the south is as dead as a hammer. I did not say there is a direct lineage between yesterday’s Democrat KKK and today’s Democrat anti-Catholic bigotry. I said it springs from the same spirit; hatred of Catholicism. And it does.

And the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed with Republican votes, opposed almost to a man by Democrats.

Distrust of civil rights laws? Repubs don’t distrust civil rights laws until the point at which they’re abused. Are you unaware of the protests of various churchmen against the latest (Obama appointed) Civil Rights Commission calling for enforcement against organizational “discrimination” against groups it wants to “protect”? it’s part and parcel of the “Catholic Spring” program except, of course, that it’s not limited to Catholics. That’s why the Mormon church was the first to protest it.

But then, the “Catholic Spring” never did target only Catholics. It’s just that if this pagan administration and its party do not face the barrier of the Catholic Church in America, the others will be easily overcome. And the evangelicals know it.



Republicans passed the civil rights act. The act would not have passed without the push from and votes from the republicans.

Any connection between the KKK and either major party are specious. No strong case can be made for either party to be connected to this fringe group.

The strong arm intimidation organizations to keep folks in line nowadays are mostly inner city gangs, as is done in Chicago.


Excuse me, but it appears that the hatred of the Catholic Church is emanating from progressive, left-wing democrats. You can deflect and shill for your party all you like, but the truth is now out for everyone to see: the Democratic Party—from its highest echelons—despises the religious people of this country and is now actively working to subvert and destroy religious organizations. If you are a religious person of conviction or a person of good will it should chill you to the bone.


It is also the Republicans who stopped slavery.

The abortionists are helping the poor to kill their own children. A very profitable business.


The Klan is the boogeyman of the left in their attempts to tie republicans to racism. There are much more prominent groups today - Black Panthers comes to mind - that have a larger role in society and politics. I don’t generally see folks trying to tie the Panthers to the Democrats, merely to oppose their violent rhetoric and voting intimidation tactics.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit