Though Wikileaks sent a jolt through the Democratic party when they released nearly 20,000 emails shortly before the start of the Democratic Convention, it appears that most of the DNC leadership was more outraged about the violation than remorseful for the horrible corruption which was uncovered.

As newly appointed DNC chair Donna Brazile recently revealed during an interview, leadership in the party may have bowed their head and said “oops!” but all they were really thinking is getting the nuisance done with and moving on with more of the same old corruption.

When asked to comment on whether or not she found it appropriate that donors could “pay to play” with Clinton and other politicians, Brazile waved the suggestion off and said that it was all a-okay with her.

“I’ve been a government official, so this notion that somehow or another someone who’s a supporter, someone who’s a donor someone who’s a official saying ‘I want access, I want to come into a room and I want to meet people’? We often criminalize behavior that is normal. I don’t see what the smoke is.”

So for Brazile, this level of corruption is so normal – so commonplace – that it doesn’t make her bat an eye. We can all give a big sigh of relief that the Democratic party finally found an honest politician to lead it…

You can catch the clip of Brazile on the Jimmy Dore Show here:


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at