One of the first hurdles presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar will have to overcome is her lack of name recognition. President Trump lends a helping hand:
Everything you need to know about this propaganda is obvious in the first few seconds of the interview with Gayle King: “I know this has been a very difficult week for you and the state of Virginia, so where would you like to begin”…
Obviously there has been a great deal of planning and careful construct for this interview. CBS is openly attempting to rehabilitate Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. It becomes more obvious as you listen to Northam speak that: (a) he’s an idiot; and, (b) whoever put him into office is not willing to lose their investment.
(Via Reuters) […] A former prosecutor and corporate attorney, Klobuchar joins a list of Democratic hopefuls that includes fellow Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Warren heads to Iowa to campaign on Sunday after formally launching her bid on Saturday. Booker is also spending the weekend in the Midwestern farm state.
Klobuchar’s campaign announcement comes amid several news reports that staff in her Senate office were asked to do menial tasks, including some personal in nature like laundry, making it difficult for her to hire high-level campaign strategists
Klobuchar gained national attention in 2018 when she sparred with Brett Kavanaugh during Senate hearings on his Supreme Court nomination. Her questions earned her recognition in Democratic circles for working to advance the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault. (more)
Knowing it’s likely the ♦UniParty DNC is following a similar ♦UniParty RNC strategy, we can start to put the personal characteristics and political traits together and contrast them against 2016. Here’s the way it looks so far:
- Senator Ted Cruz was to 2016…. as Senator Elizabeth Warren is to 2020
- ♦Governor Jeb Bush was to 2016 as….
- Senator Marco Rubio was to 2016 as….
- Governor John Kasich was to 2016… as Senator Cory Booker is to 2020
- Senator Lindsey Graham was to 2016 as….
- Governor Mike Huckabee was to 2016 as….
- Senator Rand Paul was to 2016…. as Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is to 2020
- Dr. Ben Carson was to 2016 as…
- Governor Chris Christie was to 2016 as…
- Governor Scott Walker was to 2016 as…
- Senator Rick Santorum was to 2016…. as Senator Sherrod Brown is to 2020
- Governor George Pataki was to 2016 as….
- Governor Rick Perry was to 2016…. as Senator Kamala Harris is to 2020
- Governor Bobby Jindal was to 2016…. as Julian Castro is to 2020
- Carly Fiorina was to 2016 as…. Senator Amy Klobuchar is to 2020
- Governor Jim Gilmore was to 2016… as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is to 2020
Reminder, anyone who is announcing their presidential bid ahead of Pelosi delivering the impeachment narrative is not part of the DNC plan. The “Chosen One” will surface during the April/May to June/July period when the legislative crew, the DNC crew and the media crew execute the impeachment plan.
Once we get a few more names on the DNC side, we can start to have fun with the celebrity squares graphics.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Technology
Re-Posted Feb 10, 2019 by Martin Armstrong
The TV viewership of Superbowl LIIII collapsed in a virtual waterfall to just 98.2 million viewers. CBS, however, said the big game was watched across all platforms — including digital and streaming — by a combined total of 100.7 million viewers. That is still a major decline down 5% from last year when 103.4 million watched the game. The younger generation is gradually declining in their interest in such sports games. Nonetheless, what it is revealing is not only are newspapers and magazine dying slowly but so is TV. Our model is showing this is a decline that will not find a low until at least 2025-2028. We elected a Yearly Bearish Reversal in 2018 and another here in 2019. We will move back into 85 to 90 million level rather rapidly.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Police
Re-Posted Feb 10, 2019 by Martin Armstrong
The end of the Venetian Empire, otherwise known as the Republic of Venice, traditionally was a sovereign state and maritime republic in northeastern Italy, which existed for over a millennium between the 7th century and the 18th century from 697 AD until 1797 AD. As is the case with ALL Republics as we have today, they descend into oligarchies and during the process they enter the final stage of their death by not just turning against their own people, but the people divide into groups as we see today and they become increasingly hostile toward one another – i.e. Democrats v Republicans.
Today, we are witnessing since the Kavanaugh hearings that unsubstantiated allegations are being hurled at now from both sides targeting anyone in a political office. We have the black-face scandals going on in Virginia to governors being accused by women of various sexual assaults decades ago. In the case of Venice, they set up the network of boxes known as the Mouth of Truth where people could drop anonymous allegations against anyone and they would be presumed to be guilty as is taking place today. The accused person would be even tortured until they confessed just so they would be granted a more painless death. After all, the mere allegation was proof of guilt. Indeed, Edward Gibbon wrote of the Roman Emperor Commodus: Suspicion was equivalent to proof; trial to condemnation (Book 1, Chapter 4). Government always descends into such corruption. That is just a fact of history.
In Venice, one would be taken to the Doge’s Palace upon a mere allegation and then to prison. Later, the prisoner would cross what is known as the Bridge of Sighs or Sorrows after that was constructed for easy access to the prison. The bridge derives its name for it was the last time a prisoner saw the outside world through the window before their imprisonment. The bridge’s name was given to it in history by Lord Byron as a translation from the Italian “Ponte dei sospiri” for prisoners would sigh at their final view of Venice.
Today, we have people making accusations against others from 30 or 40 years ago which can never be proven. It is always he said, she said. We are allowing the very same practice that destroyed the Venetian Empire to flower once again and we cannot stop it until it consumes us all in a battle that will never be won. In law school, they teach you that the Due Process of Law comes from the Bible. God already knew what happened between Cain and Able. He still granted him the Due Process of Law to (1) summon him providing notice and (2) the right to be heard. We no longer allow Due Process of Law. We presume guilt and condemn people without trial.
We are even witnessing elements of the police force have been indoctrinated to see individuals as all potential threats. While there are police who have retained their humanity, there is also a growing number that sees a badge as a license to do whatever they desire. Police and Prosecutors, as well as Judges, are above the law. This is a very serious issue that will tear our societies apart at the seams. Even Thomas Jefferson included such a complaint in the Declaration of Independence – For Protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on inhabitants of these states. Ah! How history repeats and we are condemned to watch the majority commit those same errors over and over again without end.
The accounts of police brutalities are countless. But there are also far too many accounts of police bursting into homes as they did to arrest Roger Stone in dramatic fashion and they went to the wrong house. As people assumed there was an intrusion, the police shot and killed homeowners trying to defend themselves. In some cases, they just killed the dog that tried to protect the home. Entering the wrong house is becoming very common. The number of innocent people being killed because of these dramatic scenes the police are staging when they have the wrong house is going off the charts. In every state, this is on the rise. You can imagine if the police went to what they thought was Roger Stone’s house and entered his neighbor’s by mistake.
This kind of dramatic staged event by police is not some video game they get to act out. They are done at pre-dawn to deliberately catch people who are then disoriented. Therein lies the problem. When it is the wrong house and people have no idea it is the police, then shoot back when they can. These stage events must be prohibited by law. The tip-off in the Stone affair to CNN is standard procedure. They want the press there for the PR value. This makes the person appear to be already guilty so just condemn them and be done with it. This emerges throughout history when a government turns against its own people. Unfortunately, we have crossed the Rubicon and there is no going back.
Then there must also be a PRESUMPTION of innocence restored and any newspaper that publishes ANY allegation against someone that is more than 10 years old and was never reported should be a presumption of libel. It has to stop. Nobody can survive such free-wheeling allegations and their families are also victims. Kavanaugh had a 10-year old daughter. We all know how cruel kids can be to one another in school. You can bet she was taunted that her father was a rapist. The mental damaged inflicted on a child stays with them forever. It is not hard to imagine that to run for any office or accept an appointment today, will require second thoughts with respect to your family. Many people I speak to who would otherwise consider being there to really help when the time comes, are turning their back because of how the entire process has degenerated into a political brawl.
Published on Feb 8, 2019
Ooof… Virginia politics has twice circled back through crazy and now enters a bizarro hall of mirrors. The #1 official, Governor Northam, and the #3 official, Attorney General Mark Herring, have admitted to wearing blackface. The #2 official, Lt. Gov Fairfax, who is black, is accused of rape. It now looks like the two blackface white guys will hang on to office and the black guy accused of sexual assault will be removed. This is goofy as heck.
With two victims now speaking out, and the potential for more victims soon to surface, national and local democrats in Virginia are demanding that AG Fairfax resign or he will face impeachment next week. No word yet on likely consequences for the Klanned Parenthood Governor, or blackface Attorney General.
(AP UPDATE) The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus has joined the growing chorus of elected officials and others calling for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign over sexual assault allegations.
The group of lawmakers said Friday that “we can’t see it in the best interest” of Virginia for Fairfax to stay.
Fairfax, a Democrat, is only the second African-American to ever win statewide office. The caucus’ call for his resignation leaves him with virtually no base of political support.
Democrats in Virginia’s state House and Senate are calling for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign, as he faces sexual assault allegations from two women.
In a joint statement, Democrats from both houses said Fairfax can no longer fulfill his duties to the Commonwealth because of the serious nature of the allegations and needs to address them as a private citizen. They concluded, “The time has come for him to step down.”
A second woman came forward Friday to accuse Fairfax, a Democrat, of sexual assault. She said the attack took place when she and Fairfax were students at Duke University.
Earlier this week, California college professor Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention. Fairfax called the allegation a political smear. (read more)
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is among the 2020 presidential contestants calling for the resignation of Virginia’s lieutenant governor following sexual assault allegations against him from a second woman.
Warren said on Twitter the “credible and troubling allegations” from the women accusing Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax “make it clear” that he should resign.
Her message came shortly after U.S. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York called for Fairfax to resign. They join other notable Democrats like former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who earlier Friday tweeted the “serious and credible” allegations have made clear Fairfax “can no longer effectively serve.”
(AP 4:10pm EST) A senior official in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration says the governor has told his top staff that he does not plan to resign over a racist photo despite intense pressure to step down.
The official says Northam told his Cabinet during a Friday afternoon meeting that he intends to stay. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Northam has faced widespread calls to step down over after his medical school yearbook page with a racist photo surfaced last week. It shows one person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.
Northam said last Friday that he was in the picture. On Saturday, he denied he was in the picture and said he was not immediately resigning but left his long-term fate unclear. (link)
Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest
Re-Posted Feb 9, 2019 by Martin Armstrong
You can feel it in the air. We are heading into the collapse of government and a violent civil war because hatred is rising dramatically. The government is no longer capable of even functioning. The State of the Union was just an example. It did not matter what Trump said. The Democrats will not break party rank and will refuse to comply with anything. The government never acted like this until Hillary lost. Neither side will accept the election in 2020. Western society will crumble by 2032.There is no going back. This is how all empires, nations, and city-states have collapsed throughout history. The rule of law vanishes and what emerges is just hatred. The entire purpose of civilization is people coming together and working together for a common goal. We have lost all such common ground and both extremes are demanding subjugation of their opponents. This is why revolution unfolds. Neither side is allowed to exist. Each demands the other conforms to their ideas. This is why direct taxation destroys all civilizations for it allows one side to exploit the other.
Here is one example of a person filled with such hatred who always sends hate mail to me. This is just a prelude to what is to come: