Bill Clinton ran for President twice. This is Hillary Clinton's second run for the presidency. I know of no credible allegation that either one resorted to "dirty tricks" during those previous campaigns. If there were
any such evidence, their enemies would never let the world forget.
So why are some progressives so quick to believe this paranoid horseshit
On Saturday, I provided a transcript of a remarkable allegation by a gifted private investigator who has a background not only as a crackerjack reporter about political dirty tricks in both Parties, but formerly as Richard Nixon’s top dirty-trickster himself, and who has recently turned against the Republican Party’s establishment and become a Trump supporter: he hates both Hillary Clinton and the Republican Establishment candidates, because he has become rabid against their shared hypocrisies, which know no Party (and that is certainly true). He said, alleging his inside sources (which he really does have, and which has made him so formidable in the past), that Hillary Clinton worked with George Soros and the son of Peter Lewis, and one unnamed member of Congress, to arrange for black supporters of Bernie Sanders in Chicago and elsewhere, to go violent at Trump rallies, so as to draw public contempt upon both Hillary’s current opponent, Sanders, and her general-election opponent Trump. It’s a brilliant tactic, if it is the real explanation for those incidents, but, shockingly, both Trump and Sanders are playing along with it — even if Hillary’s team aren’t behind it (in which case, they’d both be unprincipled, not merely stupid, for not condemning anyone at any political rally who incites violence at any political rally — which neither of them has yet clearly done).
The source, of course, is Roger Stone, the subject of a recent Cannonfire post. Stone is a protege of -- get this -- Roy Cohn
Can you believe it? An alleged left-winger is actually giving credence to Roy Cohn's intellectual heir, Richard Nixon's chief dirty trickster, and Donald Trump's closest adviser.
Roger Stone tells the world that Huma Abedin attends Muslim Brotherhood cell meetings. Stone hailed Trump's call to ban Muslims as "Brilliant." He freely admitted
to being a GOP hit man. In 2008, he founded an anti-Hillary group called CUNT.
He also wrote a much-ballyhooed book devoted to one of the chief disinfo theories of the JFK assassination. (By the way: A little bird tells me that one of the best writers on the assassination will soon offer a full-throated rebuttle to Stone's nonsense. When this piece appears online, I'll inform you.)
Stone has formed a partnership with Robert Morrow, another really, really bad
JFK theorist. Spend a little time with these two diseased individuals
and you'll spend the rest of the night in a fetal position, sweating and shivering and screaming for antibiotics.
The Amazon.com description of the anti-Clinton book describes Morrow as "a political researcher and alternative historian with expertise on the Clintons, the Bush family, and the JFK assassination." But his expertise regarding the Clintons seems to be more of a sexually-distorted obsession. In a 2014 Facebook post, Morrow wrote, "So do all your sexual fantasies about Hillary Clinton involve 'snuff films?' Probably not good for most of you to answer that question. Probably how Bill fantasizes." In another 2014 Facebook post, he wrote—and, a warning, this is graphic: "Bill Clinton went down on Hillary one time. While he was licking her maggots started coming out of her pussy. Bill with a sickly look on his face looks up and says. "Sarge, I just can't do this anymore." Hillary, without missing a beat, grabs the back of Bill's head and shoves it back onto her snatch and said "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?!!" In 2013, Morrow posted this on his Facebook page: "Hillary Clinton masturbation fantasy update. 3 HOURS 27 MINUTES 15 SECONDS. What is wrong with me? I am I getting old? Losing the passion? No matter how much I sniff Hillary's panties which I bought off of Ebay, I can NEVER seen to be able to last more than 4 hours choking the chicken while thinking about her." And there's many similar posts, including several targeting Chelsea Clinton, and others containing sleazy attacks on Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and others.
This is the sort of person that the supporters of Bernie Sanders now consider credible. Sanders himself is a good man, but BernieLand has become one of the most toxic places on the internet.
Stone's "Hillary diddit" theory.
Roger Stone's disingenuous exercises in surrealism do not merit serious attention. Nevertheless, just for jolly, let's take a look at his conspiracy theory of the Trump protests.
The absurdities of Stone's scenario should be obvious. First and foremost: How would Stone know?
Why would anyone in a position to learn Hillary's (alleged) dark secrets talk to a weird, canker-brained, credibility-free creature like Roger Stone?
It is to laugh.
My second objection concerns the sheer impracticality of this alleged complot. Take, for example, the strange case of Thomas "I want to be a martyr" Dimassimo, the Sanders-loving twerp who charged at Trump. His history strongly suggests an unhinged mind -- and nobody hires a wacko to pull off a covert op. Nothing links Dimassimo to Clinton. If there was
a link, the Secret Service and the FBI would find it: Anyone who attacks a presidential candidate may expect a thorough investigation.
Similar points can be made about the black protesters at Trump rallies. I personally believe that they were foolish to attend: Their presence at those venues was never going to change a single person's vote, so why take a needless risk? Nevertheless, the idea that those protesters attended those events at Clinton's behest
I've known a few Clinton supporters, but I've yet to meet one willing to be sucker-punched
on her behalf. No-one would risk his or her life to participate in a silly political game which never stood any chance of offering any benefit. Hillary Clinton isn't getting one extra vote out of that incident, and anyone who suggests otherwise is a fruitcake.
The risk to life and limb would continue long after rally itself: The protestors are subject to what we now call "doxxing." Vengeful Trump supporters may stalk them where they live, and might even threaten their loved ones.
This danger is quite real. Even right-wing Trump critics now feel constrained to arm themselves
Yet one can hardly fault Mandel’s feelings of vulnerability. Typical online insults (screenshots of which she provided to The Daily Beast) included “you deserve the oven,” complete with the image of a Domino’s Pizza oven—this from an apparent Trump fan who goes by the Twitter handle @dinguscout.
Who would invite that kind of vindictive bloodlust just to please Hillary Clinton? I wouldn't walk into that lions' den for ten million bucks.
Given all of the doxxing (and threats of doxxing) going on these days, and given the involvement of the police and Secret Service, there is no way any protester's link to Hillary could be kept hidden
If such a link existed, the Trump side would surely find out. Do you really think The Donald would keep quiet about such a thing? No way
The anti-Trump protestors have mostly been young activists. They're not trained CIA field agents. They're not Special Forces. No one would hire them to act in an undercover capacity, because they could never be counted on to keep their mouths shut.
There is simply no evidence
connecting Hillary Clinton to any disruption at any Trump rally. Take, for example, the case of Rakeem Jones, the fellow who got hit by that sucker punch. Is there even a molecule
of evidence to back the idea that Jones attended that event at the Clinton's behest? No.
There is no conspiracy here. Shame on Eric Zuesse of Off-Guardian for peddling this crap. (Zuesse is a strong Sanders supporter
.) I've cited that online publication approvingly in the past, but I will hesitate to do so in the future. In the past, I've recommended Zuesse's book They're Not Even Close
, and I have given respectful attention
to his posts. I sure as hell won't make that
Believe it or not, Zuesse's horseshit gets shittier: He even manages to bring Bill Ayers
into this conspiratorial fantasia!
Is he [Ayers] a participant in an Obama-Clinton operation; and, if so, is it knowingly, or instead only as a sucker who was brought into the operation by Soros or others?
This is the kind of incomprehensible babbling one expects to read in the comments section at Infowars.
Once again, as in 2008, the anti-Clinton leftwingers have become indistinguishable from the rightwingers. Roger Stone is, in fact, a Breitbart columnist -- and Zeusse's story was echoed by Newsmax
Stand back and savor the spectacle: Here we have an alleged progressive, a writer for Smirking Chimp and other lefty sites, crawling into bed with Newsmax
What's next? Are jackass pseudolefties going to cite Alex Jones or David Icke as reliable sources of information? Are these sickos going to pick up bullhorns and start screeching about the Freemasons, the Build-a-Burgers and the Illuminati?
I'll say it again: I like Bernie Sanders, but his supporters are human vomit
. I've always thought of Bernie Sanders as a smart, sensible, Euro-style socialist. So why is he so attractive to reactionary nutcases, hyper-macho woman-haters, crazy-eyed conspiratards, and other victims of political rabies?
The Trumpian hordes and the Berniebros have become as one.