Every time I try to move away from the 2016 scorched earth information war, more news breaks taking us back to 2016. So, I’m going to rehash some of the 2016 campaign messaging battle.
The Clintons ran Bill Clinton’s triangulation strategy. At times during the GOP primary and 2016 campaign, I suspected that Trump might even be a Clinton dupe to throw the GOP into disarray and assure a Hillary win, beginning as far back as October 2015. By the end of 2015, I was sure the Clintons were running Bill Clinton’s triangulation strategy- painting Trump as a fascist (the far-right kook) and Bernie as the far-left kook, clearing the path for the Queen to prance back into the White House. Who really was behind “Trump’s GOP Insurgency”, I still do not know. The Bill Clinton triangulation strategy failed, despite the mainstream media blatantly colluding with the Clinton campaign to run non-stop “Dump on Trump” stories. Back in January 2017, I wrote:
“Trump mastered the Clinton scorched earth, Sure, he benefited from the Wikileaks leaks and the FBI criminal investigation being reopened, but he also benefited from Hillary’s terrible missteps like calling Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables” and sanctimonious speeches, poor campaign planning on which states to visit and a lack of a campaign message. She campaigned on “Trump is Deplorable” and it backfired.
Trump’s talking points – the “Make America Great Again” slogan, the focus on jobs, securing the border, and rebuilding the military resonated with many Americans as meat and potatoes issues.
If anything provided Trump the boost to winning this election, I would argue it’s the very corrupt billions of dollars of free media he was given by the media in the primary to wage his GOP Insurgency on the cheap. Who the media colluded with for the Trump primary spin messaging has not been reported. Who fed Trump those primary campaign talking points and who advised him to spin the “winning in all the polls” and other memes, has not been revealed yet either.
Wikileaks exposed the Clinton campaign’s corrupt media collusion, but make no mistake of it Trump’s GOP Insurgency was a product of corrupt media collusion too. Who taught Trump how to spin? Who was behind the “GOP insurgency” primary messaging? Who managed Trump’s primary campaign messaging collusion with the media, spreading those “winning” messages? Why did the mainstream media give Trump billions in free media for his “GOP insurgency”?
That’s why I was #NeverTump&NeverHillary all along. Trump won the corrupt scorched earth battle, but the long war of protecting and defending The Constitution is the one every American should be fighting. Both political parties in American are now completely controlled by very corrupt leadership.”
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The mainstream media continued to run many stories to trash Trump after he was elected. The #Resist movement started, which was really just a lawless mob effort, conflating angry mobs (crowd size) of marching women, as some sort of justification to overturn a legal election. Dems floated ditching the electoral college to stop the electoral college vote, and they tried to prevent Trump from being inaugurated, by boycotting his inauguration. Intelligence officials, like James Clapper and John Brennan, and FBI director, James Comey played a role in trashing Trump too and plenty of former Obama officials broke the law leaking classified information to the media to destroy Trump. Rosie O’Donnell and other angry lefties even tweeted we become a tinpot military dictatorship, by ditching the 2016 election and installing one of the generals as president. There was also the salacious Trump dossier leaked by Buzz Feed. Then the Russian collusion narrative started.
Trump decided to continue fighting the information war as his #1 focus. The Clintons are still orchestrating their Dump On Trump efforts, as are many in the mainstream media and the Democratic Party. Many in the mainstream media attack Trump after each messaging win by recycling through old Trump spin attacks, like his tax returns or even days on end of retweeting a story about Trump having a fake Renoir painting in his home that he tells people is real. The Hill is an avid repetitive anti-Trump spinner.
The Russians don’t have to work hard to create chaos in America, because our political class and media, engaged in endless, scorched earth information war, work tirelessly, 24/7 trying to “win” the 24/7 news spin cycle in America. The Russians can just add fuel to this flaming American hot war of words, to agitate, inflame partisan animosity, and spread wild conspiracy theories.
Trump makes it easy for his enemies to attack him on many fronts, because his antics are a national disgrace. With that said, the truth is Trump has now sunk to attacking a grieving Gold Star widow, but the truth also is it does look like an extreme partisan Congresswoman, determined to impeach Trump, wants to turn this into an “impeachable offense” and that sure seems like a likely motive for her going public with the story in the first place.
MSNBC has been running a full-court press to turn these fallen soldiers in Niger into “Trump’s Benghazi”, to take down Trump.
The Trump mouthpieces have been shifting the story to the Clinton Uranium One deal. Then there’s the added breaking news that a lawyer working for the Clintons and DNC paid Fusion GPS to put together the Trump dossier, which makes the dossier look like another Clinton dirty trick.
FOX News is in full spin mode hyping the Uranium One deal and Trump dossier story, while many in the mainstream media are trying to downplay it.
If the FBI investigations or Mueller’s investigation begin to look like they might seriously damage the Clintons, I expect the Clintons to align with Trump, crazy as that sounds. I would not be surprised to see Trump and the Clintons aligning to try to shut down the investigations under the guise of spinning it like it’s time for all the rancor to end and for the country to work to unite. They will try to thwart the FBI and Mueller’s investigation.
There is no way the Clintons, one of the most corrupt political machines in American history, will allow themselves to be exposed or charged with any crimes ever. They are above the law. Donald J. Trump, likewise will thwart any law that gets in his way.
Congress assuredly will never be a check on the abuse of power of either the Clintons or Trump. Congress can’t find the intestinal fortitude to unite on anything.
Trump really could walk down 5th Avenue and shoot someone and get away with it.
What’s really under attack is The Constitution and rule of law in America.
James Comey caved on the Clinton email investigation and with his handling of the Abedin/Weiner laptop and the Trump dossier. Senator John McCain gave the FBI the Trump dossier and today there’s a report that McCain wouldn’t answer the question if he knew the Trump dossier came from the Clinton campaign. Comey’s investigative decisions and leaking his “personal notes” of his meetings with Trump, have put the FBI’s reputation in jeopardy. On July 10, 2016, I wrote a blog post, The Comey “tell”:
“Last Thursday, July 7, 2016, Comey testified before Congress and without rehashing the legalities, it’s the one incongruent comment he made that struck me, as if he was unintentionally telling us something. He seemed pained and almost embarrassed by some of his tortured explanations to explain how “extremely careless” differs from “grossly negligent”. He went to great lengths about how Hillary’s celebrity requires that she be treated “fairly”. She was NOT a celebrity, she was one of our nation’s highest-level government officials and she grossly violated that trust. Government officials, in whom great trust is placed, should be held to the highest standards – not treated like a “celebrity”. All the Democrats shameless pandering to him and lauding his integrity seemed to make him uncomfortable.
The tell was when Comey testified that he cares most about his family and his reputation. When he said that, I thought it odd, when what he should be most concerned about is protecting and defending The Constitution. His testimony seemed to me a desperate self-preservation effort to salvage his reputation (and protect his family), which he completely compromised with falling in line with the Clinton “talking points”. When you submit to the Clinton intimidation, they own you. With all the Bill Clinton strong-arm tactics employed to clear the path to the White House for Hillary, everyone whom Bill Clinton has pressured, from Obama through Loretta Lynch, Comey was hailed as the exemplar of integrity. I believe Bill Clinton’s enforcers let Comey know they have some very personal dirt on him that would hurt his family and his reputation. The Clinton sewer rats, as I’ve said many times, operate like the old KGB. If there’s any dirt, they will find it. There is no sewer too vile for them to scurry through. The Clintons are not only above the law, but a law unto themselves.
Friday, July, 6 2016, Loretta Lynch came out and followed the talking points to the letter – she announced that she accepted the FBI recommendation.
Time to move on…”
I wrote several blog posts about questions I have about Hillary’s email scandal and the FBI investigation into it:
Bill Clinton’s Email Scandal – September 2, 2016
The Servers – September 3, 2016
Keyword Searches – September 4, 2016
Cheryl Mills is NOT the mastermind of the cover-up – September 4, 2016
The Bill Clinton server becomes the Hillary server – September 5, 2016
Let me count the ways…. – September 5, 2016
Who was there??? – September 6, 2016
Did I miss the thumb-drives in the FBI report? – September 9, 2016
The worst case scenario for America and The Constitution would be the Clintons and Trump uniting to crush the Congressional Russian investigation, the FBI investigation and Mueller’s investigation. Both the Clintons and Trump have a strong motive to scapegoat James Comey and the FBI. Crazy as Trump and the Clintons joining forces sounds, that is my best hunch of what might happen if the investigative pressure escalates.
The Clintons have been above the law for decades. Trump is a law unto himself too (“Trump doesn’t play by the rules”, remember that selling point Trump followers?).
Laws are for little people in America – that’s the truth.
I will always plant my feet behind #DefendTheConstitutionAlways and I hope America unites behind this solemn commitment too.