The irony of it all. When can we start calling them bigots?
Thousands of private emails from the Democratic National Committee were made public this weekend when they were published on WikiLeaks.
Among the most damning of the 20,000 emails, staffers make fun of a black woman’s name, create a fake Craigslist ad for women interested in working for Donald Trump, and trade favors with superdelegates.
The emails also appear to expose favoritism for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her chief rival in the primary contest, Senator Bernie Sanders.
Since the leak, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned and protesters have flocked to the Democratic National Convention in protest.
In one email, staffers discuss a fake Craigslist advertisement that calls for women who want to work for the Trump Organization.
The email begins: ‘Digital created a fake craigslist jobs post for women who want to apply to jobs [at] one of Trump’s organizations.’
The job description reads: ‘Multiple Positions (NYC area) Seeking staff members for multiple positions in a large, New York-based corporation known for its real estate investments, fake universities, steaks, and wine.
‘The boss has very strict standards for female employees, ranging from the women who take lunch orders (must be hot) to the women who oversee multi-million dollar construction projects (must maintain hotness demonstrated at time of hiring).
‘Title: Honey Bunch (that’s what the boss will call you). Job requirements: No gaining weight on the job (we’ll take some “before” pictures when you start to use later as evidence).
‘Must be open to public humiliation and open-press workouts if you do gain weight on the job. A willingness to evaluate other women’s hotness for the boss’ satisfaction is a plus.
‘Should be proficient in lying about age if the boss thinks you’re too old. Working mothers not preferred (the boss finds pumping breast milk disgusting, and worries they’re too focused on their children).
‘About us: We’re proud to maintain a “fun” and “friendly” work environment, where the boss is always available to meet with his employees.
‘Like it or not, he may greet you with a kiss on the lips or grope you under the meeting table. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luis Miranda, Communications Director for the DNC, responded to the email after being asked for approval on the fake advertisement.
‘As long as all the offensive s**t is verbatim I’m fine with it,’ he wrote in an email.
In another email thread, DNC staffer Scott Comer and a consulting group employee joke about an administrative assistant at Haddad Brands, named LaQueenia Gibson.
‘I’m going to have LaQueenia send out some options for next week,’ an executive from Haddad wrote to DNC staffers. ‘Hopefully we can all get on the phone and reenergize this event.’
Comer forwarded the email to an employee at Tipah Consulting with the comment: ‘Just kill me now.’
The consulting group employee responded: ‘LaQueenia is a NAME! I’m sorry, boo. I hope you got a raise with this title.’
Some emails focus on Clinton, issues with her campaign and her own personal emails.
In one email, a staffer called accusations about Hillary being accused of laundering money a ‘s**t topic’ brought on by a ‘Bernie Bro’.
‘I turned him down flat (and politely) and inquired into opportunities next week to talk about something else,’ Pablo Manriquez, the former media booker for the DNC responded to Miranda.
Manriquez, who is no longer on the DNC staff, is told in more than one email to ‘f**k off’ when responding to messages.
In another leaked email, Clinton’s own emails are shared and edited, so they can be approved before they’re sent out.
In the message, titled ‘For approval: Hillary Clinton emails’, DNC staffers say the Hillary Victory Fund and Clinton herself had signed off on the messages, but they needed a final approval.
DNC’s research associate Jeremy Brinster openly said in a separate email from April, ‘Yes, Super PAC paying young voters to push back online on Sanders supporters’, suggesting that the committee was showing favoritism toward Clinton.
The committee, too, appeared to try to expose Bernie Sanders as an Atheist in an attempt to attack his religious views.
‘It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief,’ an email from DNC CFO Brad Marshall reads. ‘Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage.
‘I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.’