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Democrats, You’re a Party Full of Wimps.

As noted in today’s Morning Jolt, there’s another Democratic debate Saturday Night — up against a football game, the new Star Wars movie, and the last Saturday before Christmas, full of holiday parties. Gee, it’s almost as if the DNC doesn’t want people to watch!

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Teaches Hillary a Lesson About Server Security

“Kids will grow up know­ing that every damn thing that they do is go­ing to be re­cor­ded some place in a file, and I think that will have a very Or­wellian and very in­hib­it­ing im­pact on the way we live our lives!” Bernie Sanders shouted earlier this year.

Sanders and his campaign can’t stand the thought of somebody snooping around files of your private information. Because they’re all about fair play, right?

The Democratic National Committee has temporarily cut off Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign from accessing its voter files after a staffer viewed private voter information compiled by the campaign of 2016 Democratic rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Sanders’ campaign has fired one staffer over the incident. His campaign manager blamed the software vendor hired by the DNC for a glitch that enabled the access, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the news.

“The DNC places a high priority on maintaining the security of our system and protecting the data on it,” DNC spokesman Luis Miranda said in a statement to The Post. “We are working with our campaigns and the vendor to have full clarity on the extent of the breach, ensure that this isolated incident does not happen again, and to enable our campaigns to continue engaging voters on the issues that matter most to them and their families.”

I can’t wait until we see Hillary Clinton complaining about insecure servers.

In other news, Gawker reports, “Clinton Aide Who Avoided FOIA Insists He Didn’t Want to Avoid FOIA When He Wrote ‘I Want to Avoid FOIA’.”

There’s a Democratic debate tomorrow night, but let’s face it – you have something better to do the Saturday night before Christmas, don’t you?

Democrats, you’re a party full of wimps. If you had any guts, you would rise up against Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a party that schedules its debates for times of minimum audience:

Mr. O’Malley, who has been the most vocal about the timing of the debates, complained about the issue in August.

“They’ve scheduled it during shopping season, December 19th,” Mr. O’Malley said. “I don’t know why that is. I think it’s out of a false sense that they have to circle the wagons around the inevitable front-runner.”

A spokeswoman for Mr. O’Malley’s campaign said that avoiding prime-time debate slots was a way for the Democratic Party to “protect” Mrs. Clinton, and that it had given Mr. Trump and the Republicans a better platform to express their views.

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