In a video spreading quickly on social media, a Seattle man is shown attempting to speak to the Seattle City Council. What comes next highlights how the ruling class view the electorate… WATCH:
AOC Denies Being a Puppet Candidate, She’s Not Being Entirely Truthful…
Amid growing revelations surrounding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a puppet candidate, enlisted by a group of far-left activists, Ms. AOC tweets a firm denial.
Unfortunately, the AOC denial breaks an Alinsky rule. When a leftist breaks an Alinsky rule, the opposite of their claim is generally accurate; counter-intuitively affirming a stronger likelihood Representative AOC is actually steered by a group of leftists.
The evidence to support the puppet proposition is quite strong, albeit somewhat overblown in construct; and unfortunately for Ms. AOC, the evidence that does exist completely reconciles what is factually visible. However, the issues are more nuanced that most are willing to admit.
Apparently Ms. AOC and her handler Saikat Chakrabarti are responding to a recently viral video put together by a Youtube personality called Mr. Reagan. Many of you have likely viewed the video; for those who have not seen it, it is worth the time:
When you spend a lot of time deep in the granular weeds of politics, what Mr. Reagan is describing is not a conspiracy; in practice it is a well established fact. The construct of recruiting political candidates for office is well known; the difference in modern politics is the type of candidate being recruited.
The video above is approximately 85% accurate. Having spent time following the reaction of the progressive movement to the defeat of Hillary Clinton the thing Mr. Reagan gets wrong are some of the dates and the timeline.
The loss of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election exacerbated a pre-existing fracture inside the Democrat party. The far-left Bernie Sanders wing became more angry with the establishment Hillary Clinton wing. The reaction was not dissimilar to the same thing that happened in the Republican party in 2008 and 2009 that gave rise to the Tea Party.
Immediately following the 2016 election defeat, and with massive anger amid donors who had contributed billions to the campaign effort, the Clinton-Wing led by David Brock, went into damage control and organized a meeting with the intent on re-branding their efforts. [SEE HERE] Meanwhile the more progressive wing, the group that actually has a larger grassroots following, decided upon a different course. That’s where Cenk Uygur comes in.
In the 2018 race the DNC was forced to ride the progressive dragon. Nancy Pelosi and the Clinton/Brock crowd knew their rise to regain political power would not be possible without the grassroots Bernie leftists. The Cenk Uygur, Saikat Chakrabarti, recruitment was left alone to keep the fracture from becoming toxic. The ideological issue of party leadership -vs- grassroots extremists still exists; we see the dynamic playing out daily.
Yes, into this foray the Saikat Chakrabarti (Bernie-wing) 2017 operation to recruit primary candidates to challenge the Pelosi/Clinton-wing was the dynamic that brought forth Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Take any recent college graduate who is interested in politics and has a reasonably attractive social profile and you can get an AOC.
This is what was immediately visible. A political neophyte who only knows the catch-phrases from the educational indoctrination and social network. This surfaces in an understanding of political issues, domestic and international, that is shallow and mostly lacking in substance and structure… Cue the earliest audio visual. Must Watch:
Now, having said that, seen that, and admitting the video which outlines the people controlling the politics of Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is generally true, there’s a dismissive element by her detractors that is unfounded. Most of her words are her own; it’s her ideas, and the formatting of those ideas into content, that are not her own.
No-one knows how over-her-head she is more than AOC. She’s, politically not well versed in issues but she is not a stupid young lady. It is obvious she is working her 29 year-old butt off to get herself up to speed. She’s trying, and those who installed AOC; and are still providing the majority of her education, are also invested in making sure that AOC is not exposed as the recruited 2017 bar-tender.
When we were recruiting constitutional Tea Party candidates (2009) to challenge the vulnerable Blue-dogs and simultaneously primary the GOPe (establishment) Republicans in 2010, we did the same thing as Cenk Uygur, Saikat Chakrabarti. The difference is that our candidates were more mature, already engaged in political granularity, older and skilled.
Our 2009 through 2011 grassroots Tea Party candidate pool was comprised of those who already established themselves in life and were mature professionals in various fields. The 2017 progressive candidate pool for Uygur and Chakrabarti are recent college graduates and young folks fresh from the indoctrination machine. To this college crowd Omnibus is public transportation that goes in all directions.
So yes, AOC was a recruited bartender turned into a congressional candidate and successfully installed as a congressional representative. But don’t allow yourself to become dismissive of the internal success that was needed to achieve this result.
Remember, the people who attempted to destroy the Tea Party were the GOPe; specifically the Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell decepticon caucus. Sure the media were all-in to help them, but it was Boehner and McConnell who attacked the freshmen. Pelosi and Schumer saw the mistakes Boehner, Ryan, Cantor, and McConnell made with the dismissal of the Tea Party…. that’s why they now have President Donald Trump.
Do not expect Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to be as overt with their attacks against the young rebels within their progressive caucus. Instead, look for Pelosi and Schumer to plan strategies to ‘use’ the movement. If there is one thing Democrats excel at it’s strategy.
They have an ambitious, albeit politically naive, young lady who is intent on proving her individual merit and strength. By disposition AOC will not be reliant upon the talking points and handlers forever. Eventually Ms. AOC will form her own thoughts, speeches, congressional questioning and geopolitical opinions…. in short, she will become self-aware.
If the progressive movement is successful, by the time AOC fully matriculates she may find herself surrounded by a few hundred similarly recruited colleagues…. and just like the corrupt and rotten Paul Ryan who thrived throughout the rise of the Tea Party until he was faced with the sunlight of Trump, Speaker Pelosi ain’t stupid.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Regulation
RE-Posted Mar 17, 2019 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: You mentioned that the ROME WEC may be the last in Europe. If a VISA is required starting in 2021, does that effectively mean the political end for pro-immigration politicians in the EU? Seems to me the VISA requirement is incompatible with the entire notion of free movement across borders. Maybe the EU will be effectively dead by the time 2021 comes around?
ANSWER: Believe it or not, these people who create the regulations just want to know everything. Even when our staff flies these days, the question becomes do you transport any cash for your boss? I am not entirely sure that they are trying to stop the migrants or are they preparing for a cashless society? Nevertheless, this program is really a quasi-visa no matter what they claim. It could stop all immigration but they would never admit that.
You have to apply first for what they call “pre-screening,” so the difference is you cannot even get on the plane without pre-approval. Today, you can hop on a plane and receive the visa upon landing. That visa is generally good for 90 days. Free travel as it currently stands between the USA and Europe is without pre-visa applications. They are calling this new process “pre-screening,” so it is a digital visa where you have to be cleared before you can get on a plane.
Even when I land in the USA and go to one of those machines, it already knows the flight I came in on. The information manifested is transmitted to the USA and they too know who is arriving on the plane. Therefore, they do not call this a “visa,” but in reality, it very much is where you must apply for one before getting on the plane to China or Russia. The freedom of travel is coming to an end. They will know everyone and every plane.
I was flying to Paris. I had a one-way ticket because I was then flying to Switzerland and off to Athens. I would return from Athens to JFK in New York. I had to buy a first-class refundable round-trip ticket to Paris to get into the country, for they required a round-trip ticket. Once in, I had to cancel the ticket to go on from there. This was a stupid requirement based upon an assumption that I would go to Paris and just stay. When dealing with governments, there is never any common sense.
Published on Mar 11, 2019
Venezuela dictator Nicolas Maduro has broken-off diplomatic relations with the U.S. and demanded all attache’s to return home. However the top Venezuela military attache within the U.S. has now backed President Juan Guaido as the legitimate president and will remain in the U.S.
(Via Miami Herald) The military attaché at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Col. José Luis Silva, broke with the Nicolás Maduro regime Saturday and urged other armed forces members to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president of the South American nation.
“As the Venezuelan defense attaché in the United States, I do not recognize Mr. Nicolás Maduro as president of Venezuela,” Silva told el Nuevo Herald in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C.
“My message to all armed forces members, to everyone who carries a gun, is to please let’s not attack the people. We are also part of the people, and we’ve had enough of supporting a government that has betrayed the most basic principles and sold itself to other countries,” he added.
Silva, like all other Venezuelan diplomatic mission staffers in the United States, was ordered to return home after Maduro announced he was breaking diplomatic relations with Washington because it had recognized Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela. (read more)
Published on Jan 10, 2019
In October 2015 the DOJ announced it was dropping the investigation into the IRS, Lois Lerner, and the unlawful sharing of taxpayer data in the IRS targeting investigation surrounding True The Vote et al.
As a direct consequence of the DOJ decision, congressional inquiry into the IRS targeting matter seemingly dropped from the radar.
However, if you draw a line from the original intent of the entire enterprise, the post-2010 mid-term “shellacking”/”secret research project“, forward to the 2016 election cycle an interested observer might still be left asking:
“why did the IRS, through Lois Lerner, deliver the 1+ million pages of tax filings, to include the entire donor list of Tea Party and patriot groups, through 21 CD-ROMs and not by electronic data transfer. Information that was specifically sent to Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice”?
This is an obvious question which, despite the numerous congressional hearings on the matter, was never asked – nor answered.
The entire scheme is riddled with complexity; almost too complex for the average person to understand, and seriously difficult to summarize. However, when you boil it down here’s the essential components that are no longer suspicion or supposition, but factually provable:
As a result of a trillion dollar stimulus filled with scheme and graft; and as a result of Obamacare being similarly schemed in backroom deals and late night votes; President Obama was “shellacked” in the November 2010 election.
The White House didn’t see the defeat a flawed policy issue; rather as the entrenched ideologues they are, they saw the SCOTUS case “citizens united” as the principle tool used by the White House opponents to organize and fund political movements, ie. the tea party.
The Obama Team response to the 2010 Shellacking was to use the Dept. of Justice (AG Eric Holder) to weaponize the IRS and go after groups -like Tea Party Groups- organized under the financial umbrella of 501(c)(4) donation structuring.
Years later, when the scheme was discovered – the White House denied knowledge (“not even a smidgen of corruption”), the DOJ feigned ignorance, and the IRS began working overtime trying to hide the construct of the prior communication, planning and strategy.
- The head of IRS tax exempt division, Louis Lerner, pled the Fifth.
- Obama’s Chief of Staff Jack Lew was made Treasury Secretary (IRS is sub division of Treasury Dept.) where he was/is able to continue hiding information.
- And Eric Holder constructed a team of DOJ lawyers to isolate, hide and manipulate the trail of evidence within the DOJ.
Just before the IRS targeting scheme was fully discovered/comprehended, and seemingly overlooked by any curious media enterprise, in February 2013 representative Maxine Waters said:
“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That’s going to be very, very powerful. That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.” (link)
Loose Lips Sink UniParty Scheme Ships
Against, the backdrop of new information which proves the UniParty, both dems and republicans, benefitted from the targeting of the Tea Party and oppositional forces; and with the full comprehension that Mitch McConnell and the republican leadership organized a post Citizens United strategy to work around their financial dependency on the electorate via Super-PACs; aren’t you just a little bit curious what the purpose was to assemble a data-base or “Secret Research Project“?
Lois Lerner’s and other IRS officials’ concerns about how to handle these donor lists came on the heels of an advisory from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to her and other IRS officials in late March 2012 of “an audit we plan to conductof the IRS’s process for reviewing applications for tax exemption by potential section 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations.”
March 2012 “audit we plan to conduct” was the IG notification for a pending investigation of IRS. Specifically of their handling of Conservative Groups filing applications and status.
We all know the result of that investigation was a finding the IRS was indeed targeting conservative groups – hence the IRS scandal erupted in the headlines.
However, far more troubling were later discoveries into the internal communications which suggested much more nefarious activity regarding the assembly of secret lists, the “Secret Research Project”.
An undertaking by both the Obama Administration and the DOJ together with the IRS began to surface.
The American Center for Law and Justice put it thusly: We know the IRS unconstitutionally targeted conservative groups. We know they illegally demanded, obtained, and held the donor lists of these conservative organizations. Now we learn that in 2012, the height of the targeting, the IRS was involved in a “secret research project” with this confidential, illegally obtained donor information.
That’s more than a big deal. It’s potentially criminal.
The very fact that the IRS was using the phrase “secret research project” should give every American pause. But the fact that this project was conducted as part of a well-orchestrated effort to target and silence conservative Americans is utterly disturbing.
Now, again, ask yourself: Why would Lois Lerner be delivering 21 CD-ROMs of data, lists of every American who joined arms with the Tea Party, to Eric Holder in the DOJ instead of just transferring that data over their internal computer systems?
WASHINGTON […] “After the Justice Department turned over the database to the Oversight Committee this month in response to a subpoena, the Justice Department says it was informed by IRS officials that it contains legally protected taxpayer information that should not have ever been sent to the FBI and it now plans to return the full database to the IRS,” a statement from the oversight committee said.
According to material obtained by the committee, the IRS sent the FBI “21 disksconstituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
The transaction occurred in October 2010. (link)
If you wonder why the entire corrupt DC political class is openly in opposition to candidate Donald J Trump…. well,…
The latest left-wing popular cause celebre, an 18-year-old Saudi woman named Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, arrives in Toronto Canada seeking asylum.
Canadian Foreign Minister welcomes Rahaf and showcases the results of severe immersion in left-wing teenage popular political culture. The results are, well, creepy. Watch the trophy parade:
(Via Reuters) […] Qunun arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Saturday morning, wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the word Canada in red, and a blue cap with the logo of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has granted her refugee status. (read more)