Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Clinton,Democrats and the News Media Became the Real Threat to Democracy.

This isn't about Trump. Its about a Democratic party and a mainstream news media who have become and are, the most dishonest, fraudulent collection of gutter politicians and journalists in anyone's memory and have made themselves a real and present danger and a threat to democracy.

The above headline, as much of an example of a corrupt politician, political party and a corrupt news media wasn't about facts, or truth or even reality.  It was about trying to create a reality by rigging a nominating process and trying to prevent the honest exercise of democracy it in order to promote a candidate that has demonstrated she could be bought against a Democratic challenger in Bernie Sanders who has demonstrated he can't be.  And the same kind of fraud, dishonesty, collusion and deceit to try and affect the outcome of a presidential election that was used to rig the Democratic primary is still going on, this time not against Sanders but against Trump.

For anyone with short term memory loss, the above headline came about the day before the crucial California Democratic primary and its purpose was the supress the Sanders vote in collusion with the Clinton campaign, the dishonest Debby Wasserman-Schultz and the dishonest DNC and the dishonest news media. Had Clinton lost that primary or had it even been close her nomination would have been in serious jeopardy. So to insure it, the AP, colluding with the Clinton campaign and the DNC reported that a group of super delegates anonymously called the AP and said they would vote for Clinton which in the corrupt world of the AP and news media in general and the New York Times, that meant that Clinton had "clinched" the nomination so no need for anyone to go to vote, her nomination is now just a formality.

In reality nothing was further from the truth had the process been honest. It wasnt. And for a lot of reasons. Yet the New York Times, not even doing their own reporting but simply taking the AP's word for it, ran a banner headline announcing Clinton had clinched the nomination without having a shred of their own confirmed facts to back it up. It was the most preposterous game of Simon Says in news media and presidential political history.

So this isn't about defending Trump. Its about defending, the truth, democracy, the first amendment, and everything every person in a military uniform sacrificed for which Democrats and the DNC supporting Clinton and as corrupt a news media as anyone has seen, from the New York  Times, to Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and the lesser Huffington Post has trashed in both the Democratic primaries against Sanders and now the campaign against Donald Trump and for one obvious reason: Because the establishment wants Hillary Clinton. And that political establishment, Clinton herself and the DNC are willing to lie, cheat, steal or smear to make it happen.

It's become a pattern. And for the same reasons. And that pattern and those reasons are a direct threat to our democracy and what George Orwell warned against in 1937 and collective news media dishonesty in what he called "the gramophone of the mind and the record they are playing at the moment".

What's even more ironic is Clinton and the Democrats and the shills in the news media willing to do whatever dirty work they are told, are complaining about the possibility of Russia being behind the hacks that have exposed Clinton, Democratic party and news media corruption and collusion. Regardless of who hacked the DNC emails or John Podesta, what Clinton and the Democrats are really complaining about is that what is getting exposed is the truth. Who exposed it is besides the point.

So forget about policy for a moment and think bigger. Like democracy itself.

If anyone thinks for one second there is an iota of civic responsibility or legitimate concerns for the country or a sliver of morality or nobility behind the leak of the 2005 video of Trump and some school boy adolescent braggadocio about what some women will let a celebrity do, think again. Dishonest Democrats and the news media used it to lie and call it "bragging about sexual assault". And like the anti-democracy technique of The Big Lie, it was repeated over and over again and used by Tea Party Left lunatic groups like MoveOn, DFA,ThinkProgress or PFAW to promote the lie and use it for fundraising. 

Regardless of the immaturity of the bragging, Trump talking about what some women will "let" a celebrity do in terms of making themselves sexually available is not "sexual assault". Its bragging. Which didnt stop the McCarthyite attacks from the news media and the Clinton campaign which finally included a sudden spate of women one literally coming out of the clouds to make unsubstantiated, in some cases preposterous and in other cases unprovable accusations against Trump two weeks before the election.

 Accusations which, if true and sincere, could have been made if not decades ago then certainly months ago when Trump first announced his candidacy. They also could have been made at anytime during the Republican primary process especially when Trump was winning all of them and racking up delegates. Or the accusations could have been made after Trump won enough delegates to clinch the nomination. Or even days before the Republican convention when there was a substantial movement among the Republican establishment to look for any excuse to keep Trump from getting the nomination.

Didnt happen. Why? Was it because Clinton wanted to run against Trump? Whatever the reason the fact that these women came out two weeks before the election when polls showed the race tightening reeks of dishonesty,political opportunism and nothing more. And has the Clinton campaign fingerprints all over it.

If anyone believes there is any real morality to any of it, to either the leak of the 2005 video or the 9 women suddenly coming out of nowhere to make accusations. stop reading and find something more useful for yourself to do like rake leaves.

Its no coincidence that every day that Wikileaks dumps Clinton or DNC related emails that expose dishonesty, double dealing, duplicity and a political staff who doesnt even believe her another woman comes from nowhere to make claims of  "sexual assault" for which there is no proof.  Clinton and the news media have tried to use "sexual assault" like Joe McCarthy used communism back in the 50's where it was hoped the allegations alone would do the damage.

In political science circles its called The Big Lie, repeated over and over in the hopes enough people believe it.

So far if there is any real indecent exposure in terms of national importance its been what the Wikileaks exposure of Clinton campaign and DNC emails have exposed. 

We've already seen proof of the Clinton campaign and the news media colluding to stop Bernie Sanders. It's not any less insidious or undermining of democracy that the Clinton campaign, Democrats and news media are trying to do to Trump what they did to Sanders.

So this isn't about Trump or supporting him,  its about the subverting of the democratic process by Clinton, Democrats and the news media.

For the record, in terms of the federal case Clinton, Democrats and the news media tried to make of Trumps sexual bragging, and what makes someone "unfit to be president" one of JFK's aides disclosed in a book some time ago that JFK told Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at a dinner, " if I don't get some new pussy every 4 days I get a headache". Some versions of the quote use "piece of ass" and some sanitize  it completely by saying "woman". Decide for yourself if Hillary Clinton or any Democrat would say that disqualified JFK from being president.

And lest anyone forget during the 1992 Democratic primary campaign, an Arkansas woman named Jennifer Flowers claimed she had an affair with Bill Clinton while he was governor. Bill  denied it, said Flowers was lying. Flowers then made public a recorded phone conversation where Bill can be heard lauding her sexual prowess in a particular area telling her she "could suck a golf ball through a garden hose". Obviously Hillary Clinton and the Democrats didnt feel that "disqualified" Bill from being president.

 Instead it led to the "60 Minutes" interview which was later called Hillary's "Stand by her man" interview in which Hillary defended Bill and said every marriage has its ups and downs. Bill finished 2nd in the New Hampshire primary and the news media dubbed him "the comeback kid". The hypocrisy and insincerity and gutter politics at work is obvious.

There is no doubt there has been clear collusion between the largest mainstream news outlets like CNN, the Times and Washington Post, first take to down Bernie Sanders and now Trump. The question is why?  What could both Sanders and Trump, two men so seemingly different have in common that would unite the mainstream media. most of them owned by conglomerates, and the political establishment to go all out to defeat in support of a clearly well documented dishonest candidate in Hillary Clinton?

The answer is what Sanders and Trump have in common.

Sanders ran on a "rigged system and rigged economy" which benefits the top 1% and that resulted in the income inequality evident today and he was going to do something about it. Sanders campaigned on big changes in healthcare, the way American corporations did business, closing off shore tax loopholes and increasing corporate taxes to pay for things like free college and healthcare. Chuck Schumer the no. 2 Democrat in the senate on the other hand recently announced Democrats are going to push for a big corporate tax cut.

Trump says he wants to impose a 30% tariff on all goods made by American companies overseas using cheap foreign labor. The idea is to keep jobs from leaving by making it more expensive to leave than to pay higher wages to American workers. Both men oppose the TPP which Clinton called "the gold standard of trade deals" and Obama supports. We know from leaked excerpts of Clinton speeches to Wall Street she believes in "open borders and open trade" meaning no trade restrictions and contrary to everything she says publicly has told Wall Street she thinks they should be allowed to police themselves. 

Both Sanders or Trump would shake the status quo to its core,turn it upside down and make big changes that would cost tens of billions in corporate profits by overhauling the "rigged system" and rigged economy both talked about. 

Hillary Clinton is all about the status quo and preserving it especially since she has benefitted  from the status quo and its where most of her political contributions come from.

But the most important common denominator with Sanders and Trump, the one that would be the biggest threat to the status quo is this: Either a Sanders or Trump presidency would mean neither could be stopped. And the reason they couldnt be stopped is that neither can be bought. Sanders because of his integrity, Trump because of his money. 

For corporate America the candidate who plays the game, someone they can control  in return for political power, the candidate against whom they know they could blow the whistle at any time if she didn't play ball and will do whats best for them and the status quo, Clinton is the only choice.

In 2008 David Axelrod, Obama's campaign manager wrote in an intra-campaign memo that was never intended to be made public:

"Clinton is driven by political calculation not conviction regularly shifting positions for political expediency". 

"Clinton's prescription is old politics and political power ahead of principle".

"Clinton has never embraced reforms and opposes many that would scale back the powers of powerful special interests".

"Hillary is the problem not the answer".

"Clinton's submission to powerful interests shuts out the voices of average Americans".

If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck its a duck. Unless its a decoy which has also been used by Clinton, establishment Democrats and and the news media for their own purposes and their own ends.  And that is the real threat to democracy. 

And it's a duck that will keep on quacking until or unless the American people see through it and decide they've had enough which will defeat Clinton and a corrupt mainstream news media and the politicians they collude and let them know its time to finally shut the duck up.

ADDENDUM: On November 8, three weeks after the above was written, people went to the polls and did in fact decide it was time for a corrupt Clinton campaign, corrupt Democrats in the DNC and a corrupt colluding news media to shut the duck up.