The GOP, Desperate About GA 6 Race, Takes Page From Roger Stone’s Playbook
As I’ve written about recently, Roger Stone is not acting like a man who’s under investigation. A few days ago on a CNN interview he called for Trump to fire both Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein. As he’s under investigation that’s obstruction of justice.
But he’s far from trying to hide it-he’s proclaiming it from the rooftops-he wants the world to know.
This was what got him in trouble during the election-he kept bragging about his ‘back channel’ communications with Julian Assange. Since this became an issue, he tries to tell us he learned nothing of any importance from this ‘back channel’-Assange told him how the weather is by the Ecuadorian embassy over in London.
It has emerged that his intermediary is possible Nigel Farage.
When Farage was seen walking out of the Assange’s building in March he claimed not to have remember what had brought him there.
In any case, Stone was yet again all over the news last night-just like he likes it-on MSNBC. Ali Melba hosted a show on Watergate.
Again-just like with Trump’s tweets-don’t misunderstand me. I’m not complaining that Roger Stone won’t shut up. It’d be in his own legal interests for him to shut up, but I’m all for him to keep talking. The beauty of Stone is that he needs to strut. It’s not enough for him to subvert elections, he wants recognition for it.
The highlight of the show was actually where Nick Ackerman-one of the assistant prosecutor’s of Watergate called Stone out for his attempt to blame Watergate all on Twitter and pointed out to Stone that he’s in a lot of trouble over his conversations with Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0.
History is literally repeating itself. Ackerman was just a 25 year old assistant prosecutor at the time while Stone was just 19 years old and the youngest member of CREEP. In Stone’s own documentary he talks about how his parents were horrified that he had to testify at a Watergate hearing-but Stone says he ‘found it pretty cool.’
Believe me, Mr. Stone, if you think that was pretty cool wait to you testify before Congress on Russia.
What’s interesting is that both in Stone’s own documentary and that Watergate special last night, Roger Stone chose to ignore the most momentous think he was involved with with CREEP back in 1972: he was Don Segretti’s delivery driver for the Canuck’s letter.
The Canucks’ letter was a fraudulent lettter written by Segretti which was a classic Roger Stone dirty trick job.
The Canuck letter was a forged letter to the editor of the Manchester Union Leader, published February 24, 1972, two weeks before the New Hampshire primary of the 1972 United States presidential election. It implied that Senator Edmund Muskie, a candidate for the Democratic Party‘s presidential nomination, held prejudice against Americans of French-Canadian descent. The letter’s immediate effect was to compel the candidate to give a speech in front of the newspaper’s offices, subsequently known as “the crying speech”. The letter’s indirect effect was to contribute to the implosion of Muskie’s candidacy.”
But it also wrongly painted Muskie as anti Black. In other words it was classic Roger Stone voter fragmentation-turn both Black and French-Canadian American voters against Muskie.
And in terms of actually effecting the result-this, much more than the actual Watergate break in, may have won the election for Nixon as in old Tricky Dick’s own assumptions, Muskie was the Dem with the best chance to beat him in 1972.
This all went according to plan-particularly Pat Buchanan’s fiendish, evil, genius plan.
“In an October 5, 1971 memo, Pat Buchanan—co-founder of the American Conservative magazine & Nixon’s favorite killer, the kind of guy Roger Stone dreamed of becoming (and one day, destroying)—wrote:
Top level consideration should be given to ways and means to promote, assist, and fund a Fourth Party candidacy of the Left Democrats and/or the Black Democrats….There is nothing that can so advance the President’s chances for reelection – not a trip to China, not four and a half per cent unemployment – as a realistic black…campaign….We should continue to champion the cause of the blacks within the Democratic Party.
Maybe the reason Stone doesn’t talk about the Caunck’s letter is because Segretti himself-who wrote the letter-actually went to prison for writing it.
So those who are always arguing that even if collusion happened there may have been no criminal wrongdoing are probably wrong-after all, with Segretti there was no collaboration with a hostile foreign power.
Incidentally, Pat Buchanan himself was able to get away with his ‘Muskie Memo.’
Which brings us to tomorrow’s special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossof. The GOP is very concerned about losing a seat they controlled for so long.
“GOP sirens blare over Georgia special election.”
“Republicans brace for the possibility of an unnerving defeat.”
“The GOP is bracing for the prospect of a loss in Tuesday’s Georgia’s special election that could have far-reaching implications for President Donald Trump and his party’s fortunes in 2018.”
“As grim confidential polling data circulates among GOP strategists, interviews with nearly two dozen Republican operatives and officials reveal that they are preparing for the possibility of an unnerving defeat that could spur lawmakers to distance themselves from Trump and his already-troubled legislative agenda, and potentially encourage a wave of retirements.”
Still, when this sociopathic party is desperate is when they’re most dangerous. And, yes, they are indeed borrowing from both Roger Stone and Pat Buchanan’s playbook-trying to depress the Black vote by taking an Obama quote out of context.
“A pro-Trump group is using Obama’s voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia’s special election.”
“An outside group that supports President Donald Trump is running a radio ad in Atlanta ahead of Georgia’s special election Tuesday that takes the voice of former President Barack Obama out of context to make the argument that Democrats take black voters for granted.”
“Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump non-profit group that previously ran ads attacking former FBI director James Comey during his testimony, is running an ad that quotes Obama narrating his autobiographical book “Dreams From My Father.” The ad, however, does not mention that in the selected passage, Obama is actually quoting someone else who is speaking about the black community and Chicago politics before the early 1980s.”
Still Nixon’s party after all these years.
P.S. So the Gravis poll against Peter King NY2 and it has good news-almost too good to believe.
In my March poll I trailed King by 11 and thought that was very good news. Now Gravis has me up by 10? Still, the moment of truth is next week when Gravis writes up the press release.
I can use any help I can get at this point-volunteers or supporters who live in NY 2. Donations whatever your zip code. These days we can’t just support a local Dem we need a Dem Congress. Which is why I’ve donated few hundred to Jon Ossoff.
Please donate to help me in my part of the effort to fight for a Dem House-$5 or $10 can do so much.
If you feel that you can’t I, of course, understand-who is rich these days? But please do me one favor: ask yourself privately, mentally, if you really can’t spare $5 dollars. If you can honestly say you can’t, no worries.
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Thank you. We must have a Dem House. And so, we will.