Dems caught in the act of “Just being themselves”

| January 11, 2017

On the Sean Hannity show recently, guest Larry Elder recalled an iconic American entertainer, Alan Funt, creator of the long-running, hit television show, Candid Camera. Funt’s genius was in setting up situations in which unsuspecting, ordinary humans were captured on camera just being themselves when an unexpected intrusion resulted in embarrassingly hilarious results. As Elder noted, that is precisely what this whole brouhaha about Russian interference in our recent election is all about; just like Funt’s unwary subjects, in 2016 Democrats were caught, “Just being themselves,” by an unexpected intrusion.

Consider for a moment that the likeliest largest repository of recorded scandalous behavior by American politicians is in a cavernous edifice somewhere in the Moscow environs with a close second site being Beijing, although it’s not irrational to think it could be Tel Aviv. Our NSA is far from being the only agency in the world with the capability of monitoring the daily activities of targeted individuals around the world and you can bet the farm that Russian, Chinese, Israeli and many other agencies with missions similar to the NSA are fully engaged in the process. If you think that America is not the primary target of such intelligence gathering by all of these programs then you apparently have little clue as to the realities of this world. Or you could be a Democrat.

It is a given that this process must necessarily be focused on the individuals and organizations who make up the political entities that control the behaviors of this nation towards the rest of the world. That you, if you are one of those individuals and a participant in those organizations, should be aware that you are very likely to be targeted and monitored intermittently or even constantly, depending on your level of access and importance, by one or more of these intelligence gathering programs, is also a given. Once again, if you are blissfully unaware of such attentions, you are likely to be a liberal Democrat who has no clue as to what those designations of Confidential, Secret, Top Secret or even more arcane lettered designations on your correspondence might mean to national security. With so little regard for such long-established security protocols, who knows, you just might be brazen enough to set up your own unsecured network server in a completely insecure and unsafe location, or perhaps choose “Password” as your password even though you have most surely been repeatedly briefed by security specialists that doing so invites cyber-invasion.

That you would then apply the same lack of security concern to almost all your domestic, intra-party, intra-campaign communications is not surprising; that the stealthy cyber vacuums of the great cyber powers would be sucking in all the dirt you scatter about you in your devious political dealings is no surprise either. And suck they did, you can be assured. But then one of them, just like in an episode of Candid Camera, chose to dump your political garbage smack on the front lawn of the American presidential campaign where its stench of overripe corruption, rotten back room dealings and bloody backstabbing couldn’t be ignored by ordinary Americans. Whether or not it changed many minds , we’ll never know but what we do know is that Elder was right: You Democrats wailing about Russian influence in the election amounts to nothing more than the simple truth that you got caught in the act of being yourselves, an embarrassing moment of truth that may have cost you an election.

Crossposted at American Thinker

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  1. Carlton G. Long says:

    I love the work of Alan Funt.

    Or a freshly shaven leg.

  2. AW1 Tim says:

    Heh. Perfect analogy.

    I think that my favorite Candid Camera episode was when they went to a waiting room (I believe it was a hospital) and singled out a water fountain. They replaced the water feed line and drain with one that dispensed lemon soda.

    Hilarity ensued as the adults took a sip and then backed away going WTH? But this one young boy took a sip, realized what it was, then stood there drinking several long pulls from it.:)

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    So the whole ‘pants down and wet’ thing didn’t occur to them?

    As Grand Moff Tarkin once said to Princess Leia, ‘You’re far too trusting’.

    Happy days are here again!

    • The Other Whitey says:

      The digital resurrection of Peter Cushing was one of the many awesome things about “Rogue One!”

      As many have pointed out, the dems have tried very hard to avoid addressing the content of the leaked material. If it were fake, then “How did you get that?” wouldn’t have been their initial response.

      By the way, anybody notice how the same Hollyweirders who defend Meryl Streep have been shitbagging Tom Hiddleston over his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes? Talking about children stuck in an African civil war (yeah, I know, which one?). They’re calling him “the white savior nobody asked for” and crap like that.

      I’m guessing Hiddleston is probably a couple miles left of Lenin politically, but what the hell. He was known in the past to go out of his way to be cool to his fans, at least until the psycho stalkers came out of the woodwork (can’t blame him for that), whereas Streep’s “classy” reputation that Viola Davis went on and on and on and on and on and on about seems rather undermined by a six-second Google search revealing rumors that Streep is a massive bitch. And where Streep just talked shit about how she doesn’t like Trump (or America), Hiddleston tried to use his speech to promote awareness (you know how liberals love that shit) about an actual crisis in which actual people are actually dying.

      Well, I haven’t seen an even halfway-worthwhile Meryl Streep movie since “Death Becomes Her.” Hiddleston was pretty cool as Loki–and I’m not even a comic book reader–and I plan on seeing “Kong: Skull Island.”

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        Go check Hiddleston out in “I Saw The Light” – the biopic of Hank Williams… I thought that he sang pretty good in the movie.

        Streep sounds like a wounded alley cat in heat when she sings…

  4. KenWats says:

    Let’s hope that the GOP can remain more security conscious and aware. All this giggling at the left has me nervous waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop.

    • luddite4change says:

      It wasn’t some sophisticated hack. It was a simple spoof email/spearfish operation, where Mr. Podesta and company gave up their passwords (though using Passw0rd as the key is like leaving the keys in ignition with the engine running).

      The Republican’s were probed also, but their security protocols appear to have worked.

      Much is being made that supposedly Russia had embarrassing info on Trump. How do we know that they didn’t have the same info which was already released?

      • Ret_25X says:

        that is correct for Podesta’s emails.

        His emails did not contain the many other items that appeared on wikileaks.

        It looks to me like the spear phishing success adds to an insider leaking information and a potential intrusion into the other DNC servers.

        That said, no external power made Hillary run an unsecured server, or made DWS run her mouth, or made Donna B leak questions to Hillary, or made the DNC rig the primaries.

  5. CPT11A says:

    I just want to know when Russia became the primary threat again. I thought the 1980s wanted their foreign policy back.

    Remember this the next time some clown on the left mentions “country before party”.

    • Ret_25X says:

      The left worldwide has some kind of vendetta going against Russia that makes them all desire war with Russia.

      Apparently, Russia is not a legitimate nation unless a Lenin or Stalin runs it.

      But that is the left in a nutshell…the love them some murderous tyrants.

      • The Other Whitey says:

        Yeah, they loved the Russkies back in the day when they were red!

        • 2/17 Air Cav says:

          I think it’s a laugh riot how the Left now sees Russia as some threat to democracy and a practitioner of unholy subterfuge. My theory is that the Left only dislikes Russia b/c Putin represents what the Left abhors: manly men. As I’ve written before, he’s the type of guy that Teddy Roosevelt would have liked. The US Left likes sissymarys.

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The whole Russia thingy was a silly, nonsensical construct designed to serve as a glimmering bauble to redirect attention from the knuckleheads who were duped into changing their gmail account passwords. To date, there has been no proof that Ivan was involved, but that doesn’t seem to matter.

    • UpNorth says:

      Exactly, as it appears even now, the DNC is adamant that the FBI shall not have access to their computer servers. So, without a forensic examination of the servers, there is no, none, nada, way to establish that their servers were hacked by the Russians, the Chinese, Israelis or the 8th grade computer class at BFE Middle School of Ottumwa, Iowa.
      Makes one go “hmmm” when contemplating what might be on those servers that the DNC insists on hiding.

      • Poetrooper says:

        Um, a bunch of huge Chinese contributions?

      • Bill M says:

        “…servers were hacked by the Russians, the Chinese, Israelis or the 8th grade computer class at BFE Middle School of Ottumwa, Iowa.”

        Or all of them.

        • jonp says:

          You underestimate the genius that it takes to hack someones password that is p@ssword. That’s top flite Mensa MIT stuff right there. Or some kid in a basement with an old TRS-80

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    The one in the pointy hat – he did it! – Monty Python’s Flying Circus

    These irresponsible children want to ‘run’ this country when they can’t even ‘run’ their own lives. They blame everyone but themselves for their own carelessness. They ALWAYS think/say it’s someone else’s fault, whatever it is. ALWAYS.

    They shouldn’t be given control of anything until they grow up.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Anyone wanting to see the latest fake news circus can go on Drudge and view the articles about “The Russian Mattress-Pissing Hoax” that a few pols, Intel Squirrels and media outlets published like it was a real story and according to one outlet John McCain has taken credit for forwarding the hoax like it was real.

    • jonp says:

      Anyone, and that apparently includes such bastions of fair truth as The New York Times and Mother Jones took a look at that trash and wouldn’t go near it. Seriously, Trump travels to Russia and hires Hookers to piss on a bed that Obama and wife had used? This has blown up in the medias face and CNN is trying to backtrack away as quickly as possible now that it didn’t work.
      I don’t really blame McCain. He was given something, it had allegations in it that he had no idea were real or not and gave it over to the spy agencies. He never told anyone about it. I’m more interested in how it was leaked out and who did that. If I were Trump the day I was inaugurated would be the day a giant meat cleaver came out and I’d start carving out the political hacks from our agencies.

  9. OWB says:

    The delusions of others do not require participation by the rest of us.

  10. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    If you haven’t listened to Larry Elder before, do so. “The Sage from South Central” sees it like it really is…

  11. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Ah, Candid Camera. The original “Funniest Home Videos” show … without people taking hockey pucks to the crotch.

    Allen Funt was a genius. (My grandfather was one of his prank victims, back in the early ’60s.)

  12. Mason says:

    Too bad peoples’ memories aren’t that long. They’ll long forget the messages, unrefuted all of them, contained in the leaks come next election cycle.

    I saw the democratic party for what they are in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. Poor, whiny losers.