Donna Brazile: "I Considered Replacing Hillary With Joe Biden", Felt Like A "Slave"

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Donna Brazile’s campaign to embarrass the powerful Democrats who disrespected her during her short-lived tenure as interim chairwoman of the DNC last year is going better than anybody – other than Brazile and her publisher – could’ve possibly imagined.

After Brazile published the first of what appears to be a series of damning indictments of the incompetence, collusion and arrogance of both the Clinton campaign and Hillary herself – a news-cycle dominating bombshell about how the Clinton campaign and former DNC Chairwoman deliberately pushed the national party to the edge of financial collapse to leave it financially reliant upon and beholden to, the Clintons – Brazile is back with another astonishing revelation courtesy of the Washington Post.

In a report that paradoxically validates concerns about Clinton’s health raised by conservative media - which were readily dismissed as sexist and "alt-right fake news" by the unabashedly pro-Clinton mainstream media - the Post reported that Brazile contemplated removing Hillary as the party’s candidate after Clinton fainted during a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial and, as the WaPo adds, "Brazile blasts the campaign’s initial efforts to shroud details of her health as “shameful."

Clinton later said she had pneumonia.

Brazile says she came close to replacing Clinton and Kaine with Vice President Joseph Biden and Sen. Corey Booker, but decided against it after she “thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do this to them.” Of course, Brazile’s private concerns about her ally and friend’s campaign didn’t stop her from sharing debate questions and town hall topics with the Clinton campaign.

But that’s hardly the only tantalizing insider detail revealed in the excerpts from Brazile’s new book published by the post (the book hits shelves on Tuesday).

Just like the electorate at large, "the campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate, she writes, that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died.”

In another detail that was somehow overlooked by the mainstream media’s panoptical scrutiny of the competing campaigns (remember all those stories about the Trump campaign being a shambolic, dysfunctional mess?), Brazile says she knew something was deeply wrong at Clinton HQ when she came to the uncomfortable realization that the staffers weren’t, well, fucking each other. 

Brazile describes the 10th floor of Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters, where senior staff worked: “Calm and antiseptic, like a hospital. It had that techno-hush, as if someone had died. I felt like I should whisper. Everybody’s fingers were on their keyboards, and no one was looking at anyone else. You half-expected to see someone in a lab coat walk by.”

 

During one visit, she writes, she thought of a question former Democratic congressman Tony Coelho used to ask her about campaigns: “Are the kids having sex? Are they having fun? If not, let’s create something to get that going, or otherwise we’re not going to win.”

 

“I didn’t sense much fun or [having sex] in Brooklyn,” she deadpans.

Then there was this disturbing account of how party officials routinely demeaned and disrespected Brazile, going so far as accusing top Clinton operatives of being racist

As one of her party’s most prominent black strategists, Brazile also recounts fiery disagreements with Clinton’s staffers — including a conference call in which she told three senior campaign officials, Charlie Baker, Marlon Marshall and Dennis Cheng, that she was being treated like a slave.

 

“I’m not Patsey the slave,” Brazile recalls telling them, a reference to the character played by Lupita Nyong’o in the film, “12 Years a Slave.” “Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”

Brazile abruptly and - she says - reluctantly took over in July 2016 for chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The Florida congresswoman was ousted from the DNC on the eve of the party convention after WikiLeaks released stolen emails among her and her advisers that showed favoritism for Clinton during the competitive primaries.

Brazile describes her mounting anxiety about Russia’s theft of emails and other data from DNC servers, the slow process of discovering the full extent of the cyberattacks and the personal fallout. She likens the feeling to having rats in your basement: “You take measures to get rid of them, but knowing they are there, or have been there, means you never feel truly at peace.”

That fall, Brazile says she tried to persuade her Republican counterparts to agree to a joint statement condemning Russian interference but that they ignored her messages and calls.

Sensing the threat that Brazile was becoming, the Clinton campaign took steps to minimize her influence and publicly humiliate her after Wikileaks revealed that she leaked questions to the Clinton camp. Brazile admitted she did so to avoid harming her reputation, but says she has no recollection of sending the email, and that she couldn’t find it on her computer.

Brazile was apparently witness to more than one episode where Hillary’s deteriorating health was on display during her campaign season bout with pneumonia. And after the incident at the 9/11 memorial, Biden and Martin O'Malley called Brazile as buzz mounted among party insiders that she might move to replace Clinton as the candidate.

Brazile describes in wrenching detail Clinton’s bout with pneumonia. On Sept. 9, she saw the nominee backstage at a Manhattan gala and she seemed “wobbly on her feet” and had a “rattled cough.” Brazile recommended Clinton see an acupuncturist.

 

Two days later, Clinton collapsed as she left a Sept. 11 memorial service at Ground Zero in New York. Brazile blasts the campaign’s initial efforts to shroud details of her health as “shameful.”

 

Whenever Brazile got frustrated with Clinton’s aides, she writes, she would remind them that the DNC charter empowered her to replace the nominee. If a nominee became disabled, she explains, the party chair would oversee the process of filling the vacancy.

 

After Clinton’s fainting spell, some Democratic insiders were abuzz with talk of replacing her — and Brazile says she was giving it considerable thought.

 

The morning of Sept. 12, Brazile got a call from Biden’s chief of staff saying the vice president wanted to speak with her. She recalls thinking, “Gee, I wonder what he wanted to talk to me about?” Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), called, too, to set up a call with his boss, and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley sent her an email.

 

Brazile also was paid a surprise visit in her DNC office by Baker, who, she writes, was dispatched by the Clinton campaign “to make sure that Donna didn’t do anything crazy.”

 

“Again and again I thought about Joe Biden,” Brazile writes. But, she adds, “No matter my doubts and my fears about the election and Hillary as a candidate, I could not make good on that threat to replace her.”

As the campaign rolled into its final months, Brazile said she tried to warn Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook about the alarming lack of enthusiasm for their candidate among minorities. Not only was she ignored, she says, but the campaign essentially sent a spy to the DNC to monitor her and report back.

As she traveled the country, Brazile writes, she detected an alarming lack of enthusiasm for Clinton. On black radio stations, few people defended the nominee. In Hispanic neighborhoods, the only Clinton signs she saw were at the campaign field offices.

 

But at headquarters in New York, the mood was one of “self-satisfaction and inevitability,” and Brazile’s early reports of trouble were dismissed with “a condescending tone.”

 

Brazile writes that Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and his lieutenants were so obsessed with voter data and predictive analytics that they “missed the big picture.”

 

“They knew how to size up voters not by meeting them and finding out what they cared about, what moved their hearts and stirred their souls, but by analyzing their habits,” she writes. “You might be able to persuade a handful of Real Simple magazine readers who drink gin and tonics to change their vote to Hillary, but you had not necessarily made them enthusiastic enough to want to get up off the couch and go to the polls.”

 

Brazile describes Mook, in his mid-30s, as overseeing a patriarchy. “They were all men in his inner circle,” she writes, adding: “He had this habit of nodding when you are talking, leaving you with the impression that he has listened to you, but then never seeming to follow up on what you thought you had agreed on.”

 

Brazile’s criticisms were not reserved for Mook. After Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri challenged Brazile’s plan for Kaine to deliver a pep talk to DNC staff at the party convention in Philadelphia,

Brazile writes, “I was thinking, If that b---- ever does anything like that to me again, I’m gonna walk.”

 

Brazile writes with particular disdain about Brandon Davis, a Mook protege who worked as a liaison between the DNC and the Clinton campaign. She describes him as a spy, saying he treated her like “a crazy, senile old auntie and couldn’t wait to tell all his friends the nutty things she said.”

The Post’s report appears to be a rather exhaustive summary of the allegations contained in Brazile’s book, but given that there are still a few days left until it hits the shelves, it is safe to assume that Brazile’s unconventional guerilla marketing campaign still has a few bombshells left to drop. We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out.

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takeaction's picture

IMPLOSION of the DNC...3....2......1...

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I love it......stay out of Home Depot Donna...

You might get Seth'd

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They are eating themselves alive...Oh the winning...

InjectTheVenom's picture

Donna Brazil

Joe Biden

Hitlery Clinton

SWAMP CREATURES.

DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Jack McGriff's picture

Fucking niggers LOVE to talk about slavery they never experienced, from white men they never met.  Except that niggers themselves and Jews were responsible for slavery and MANY niggers in the USA were slave owners!  It seems like this nigger talk about slavery is really a cry to be returned to Africa because they miss it so much.  If not, then niggers should take after the NFL niggers and get on their fucking knees to thank whitey for saving their sorry spear chucking asses from living in mudhuts without plumbing.  Ungrateful motherfuckers! 

IH8OBAMA's picture

"Brazile says she came close to replacing Clinton and Kaine with Vice President Joseph Biden and Sen. Corey Booker..."

Can the Party chair just do that with no voting?  Wow!  Some MORON black woman can just decide who runs for President.

 

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

This is all just a psy-op.

Throwing a few grains of truth around while setting in stone the big lie that russia hacked the DNC.

No one is being thrown under the bus, as all of the "truths" being revealed are already known outside of the circle jerk MSM, and after some faux outrage it will all be swept off the front page by the next make believe shitstorm.

 

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Billy,

Why are we giving an open mike & forum to a known felon & Criminal at Large as Donna?

jcaz's picture

This falls apart when Donna claims she had the power to "replace" Hillary- nigger, please, you were bot and paid for by the Clintons, it's no surprise she saw you as her slave......

Theta_Burn's picture

You fail to see that the hillary/DNC prerequisite and ONLY qualification at that time was 1) be black and 2) be a woman.

For Christ's sake Most black Obama voters only voted for the man because he was black..

 

overbet's picture

" Felt Like A "Slave"

 

Lol sure bitch, you know exactly how that feels. You are so opressed

vato poco's picture

fuck you brazile. 

i never owned any slaves. you never picked any cotton. 

and you were never NEVER gonna "replace" hillary any more than you went on tv and talked about how deeply corrupt & sick & close to death she really was ... before the election, cunt

Keyser's picture

How refreshing to learn that top DNC officials gauge whether a campaign is doing well by how many employees are fucking each other... I wonder if they served pizza every day too? 

Gobble D. Goop's picture

That's one high maintenance bitch.

Go long silicone...

mc888's picture

Joe Biden, father of Hunter Biden, who took a seat on the Board of Directors of Burisma Holdings less than 2 months after the Ukraine coup.

http://burisma.com/en/

Liberty2012's picture

White people also voted for him because he was black. It was one of the few plausible (possibly only) good reasons to do so.

hannah's picture

donna was happy as long as she got what she thought was power. when it became clear that she was a pawn to the clinton machine she became a 'slave'. this is just like the sex allegations, women are happy if they get the power/money but if they dont then it is sexual assault or being treated like a slave.....

Liberty2012's picture

They see everyone as their slave.

cheka's picture

fool claims she had the power to replace killary?  stfu

that's like blaming obomba for the wars....like he/she/it had ANY say on those matters

J S Bach's picture

This opportunistic negropotamus didn't "consider replacing Hillary with Biden".  She feared the witch as much as all of the other sycophantic lickspittles who grovel in the beldam's presence.  "Bella" Donna is just floating her life-raft now that she sees the foundering of the DNC flagship HRC Corruption.

Demologos's picture

Why are we giving an open mike & forum to a known felon & criminal as large as Donna? - FIFY

jin187's picture

Bummer. I thought I was gonna see a story about Rand Paul 2nd amending the shit out of someone.

small towel's picture

Nobody, not the mainstream media or anyone in the alternative media, suspected Hillary had health issues.

Hope Donna's book has a chapter about kuru.

Giant Meteor's picture

Apparently there were three main health issues ..

Physical, mental and spiritual   ..

As to the spiritual, make sure to go only during the day, and for God's sake whatever  else you do, don't forget to bring the wooden stake ...

chunga's picture

Tossed in a van, missing a shoe, after wobbling around like a catatonic vegetable...classic symptoms of the flu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXX6XZuV4zI

 

Giant Meteor's picture

I always wondered, who she blamed that on ..

chunga's picture

Looking back on it, it's so bizarre ya can't even make this shit up. After that she disappeared for a little while and then reappeared at Dr. Chelsea's house where she was seen hugging some little minority kid. Soon after, some official dr. popped up and assured everyone it's not "catchy".

All the time Honest and healthy Hill'rey was always followed around by the mysterious black guy holding a secret injector pen.

dot.dot's picture

No kidding.  It was like some crazy 'B' movie -but we were living it.  Every fricken day some other weird thing would happen or we in the alt-right would discover.

What about that ridiculous 'Scooby Van'  which carted her fat ass around.  What other politician rides around in a fucking ambulance diguised as a van?

 

Liberty2012's picture

And the stories of body doubles. And the story about a NY TV station being cut off while leading with the story that she died.

jcaz's picture

I want to hear more about that gawd-awful double they sent out to kiss the kid afterwards- where is SHE at these days?

Giant Meteor's picture

She's probably sleepin with the fishes too ..

Seems to be catchy hangin round the Clintons ..

tion's picture

Tossed in a van...

 

Like a SIDE OF BEEF.  Never forget. 

 

 

 

His name was Seth Rich

the artist's picture

One thing that everyone missed, Or nearly everyone, is the metal clip that came jangling out of her pants cuff as she was tossed into the van. 

A little piece of metal clearly fell from her pantleg and made a clear sound. 

What was that? A clip to hold a diaper in place? part of a harness that helps her maintain posture? part of a colostomy setup? 

Enquiring minds want to know. Check it out at 30sec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzZl9j580tM

 

Theta_Burn's picture

Well said and well observed..

In real life Donna Donna do you wanna is a moron who their allowing to make a few shekels for selling her soul.

As stupid as all these players are, I'm impressed with laser focus of "the Russians did it" meme.

Giant Meteor's picture

"the Russians did it at all costs"

Apparently no expense was spared ..

Rationality and common sense however, those are still missing ..

holdbuysell's picture

"This is all just a psy-op.

Throwing a few grains of truth around while setting in stone the big lie that russia hacked the DNC."

Spot on, Lurk.

This is a limited hangout to try to jam the Russian meme back into consciousness.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ hold,

That, my friends was a Criminal Deep State / CIA / FBI “Intelligence” Psychological Operation all along win, lost or stolen election.

The Criminal Deep State are continuing with the Russia PsyOp to keep the masses distracted while they continue to implement their plans for their one world system which they plan to begin very soon.  America as we know it is about to end.  While they allow the fake investigations to continue to pacify the masses, they laugh at the sheep who allow themselves to believe that anyone will be jailed. 

Soon, the people will either Revolt or out of fear will imprison themselves in their own homes while the Scripted Martial Law / COG plays out right before their eyes.

We will pay dearly for their treachery as we sat idly by & did absolutely nothing about the

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

shovelhead's picture

Sounds serious...

I got bottom bunk at FEMA CAMP 5.

American Dissident's picture

And what a show it would have been-

rubiconsolutions's picture

"Can the Party chair just do that with no voting?"

 

Yes they can. The presidential primaries are preferential but ultimately the party leadership can do what it wants. It is meant to give the voters the impression that they have some power when the fact is they have zero. Why anyone would waste a nanosecond on voting is beyond me. 

shovelhead's picture

Hopelessly whining is a viable option?

rubiconsolutions's picture

Nope. For sure whining is not a viable option. There's a thousand ways to make a difference than voting however.

veritas semper vinces's picture

This liar was singing a different tune during the campaign,when she thought that the criminal psychopath hillary was going to win.

now that she is completely compromised and she lost ,she is throwing stones at her. What a display of abject opportunism.Same for  the fake Pocahontas.

But ,hey ,they are politicians and liberals and zionists. So why am I surpised?

GreatUncle's picture

Do you think voting is needed to elect a candidate when Sanderisation occurs.

sister tika's picture

Your comment offended somebody, Jack. You shouldn't have used the word "plumbing".

hannah's picture

every time something bad happens...like i hit my thumb with a hammer i scream..'damn the whiteman'. i dont know why? stub my tow damn the whiteman....i also relate to slaves and aliens...spacealiens. did i tell you i am mentall retarded and a liberal....hahahaha

RafterManFMJ's picture

“I felt like a slave!”

Kinda how I feel working for the unemployed nigs and the welfare illegals. I feel like a slave!