20,000 Leaks under the DNC: Democratic National Convention Email Cloud

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Democrats in Philadelphia are feeling the heat — and it has nothing to do with the thermometer. The Democratic National Convention opened today under clouds of controversy after more than 20,000 of the party’s internal emails were leaked to the public, sending the Left’s crisis management team into overdrive. And while a lot has been made of the smears against rival Bernie Sanders, there were plenty of surprising subplots buried in the pages and pages of exchanges — including the major role the DNC played in attacking North Carolina.

Party operatives were seemingly obsessed with the state’s H.B. 2, which gave business owners and others the right to set their own bathroom policies. To the amazement of most people, the DNC made North Carolina’s debate a top priority, even sending out flurries of political briefings on strategy, polling, and messaging to Democrats across the country in an attempt to push the false narrative that the bill is bad for business. From the beginning, Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) has insisted that there’s been a well-coordinated campaign from Washington, D.C. and California to slander North Carolina — and now, he has proof.

In one particularly offensive email, the DNC’s broadcast media director calls McCrory a “moronic little bigot of a Tar Heel governor” and describes the law as a distraction “from their epic failings as human beings.” “No idea who else on Comm_D would have relevant information for crafting a decent hit piece on the pro-prejudice backwater of the NC statehouse, but if you do, feel free to slack it to me!” he solicited. When news broke that some bands had canceled their concerts in the state, Democrats cheered, calling the news “great” and “awesome.” Despite the fact that the argument had no basis in fact, the DNC also helped to push a false narrative that North Carolina was losing revenue over the bill’s passage and urged Democrats to pressure companies to boycott the Republican National Convention over the issue. That’s how fanatical the DNC is with the transgender politics of H.B. 2.

Frankly, it all goes back to the president, who made bathrooms the top priority of this White House when the dad of two daughters ordered every public school in America to throw open their shower and locker room doors to any gender. People are literally dying in our streets from terrorist attacks — and what’s the Democrats’ biggest focus? Toilets. And if you ask two-thirds of Americans, that’s exactly where their agenda belongs.

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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