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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Hillary makes it up as she goes along....


The Washington Post reports:

In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians. She suggested Russia had kompromat on Trump. She accused 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein of being a “Russian asset.” And she suggested Russia might back Gabbard as a third-party candidate.

“They’re also going to do third-party again,” Clinton said. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on someone who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

Clinton did not provide any evidence for her claim, though a spokesman later insisted to CNN, “This is not some outlandish claim; this is reality.” Gabbard, though, has previously ruled out an independent campaign.

The “again” referred to Stein, whom some Clinton supporters have accused (rather baselessly) of serving as a spoiler for Clinton in 2016. Stein got around 1 percent of the vote in the three decisive states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — but exit polls showed most of her voters wouldn’t have supported either Clinton or Trump if Stein weren’t running.

Clinton then flat-out labeled Stein a “Russian asset.”

“And that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset,” Clinton said. “Yeah, she’s a Russian asset — I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate. So I don’t know who it’s going to be, but I will guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most needed.”

Clinton and the Democrats keep trotting out this tired line because they have no other issues to run on in 2020.  They don't support Medicare for All, they want to keep the war$ endlessly going, they are not serious about dealing with climate catastrophe, they are corporate agents of Wall Street and the military industrial complex.

So in order to 'excite' their dwindling base of supporters they need to create the 'wow fear' of Putin and Russia taking over our beloved 'democracy'.  Clinton hopes her party members will forget the cheating her campaign did to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination in 2016.  She hopes her base will forget the feeble campaign she ran in the last election when she virtually ignored the nation's rust belt where legions of Democrats have lost their jobs due to corporate automation, downsizing and offshoring.  Thus many of those formally loyal Democrats voted for Trump - and Clinton blamed it on Putin and Jill Stein.

Give me a frickin break!

Anyone who falls for this BS needs to have their head examined.

What amazes me the most is that the media keeps giving Clinton coverage for these absurd meanderings.  Why doesn't Hillary just fade into the sunset.  The Clinton 'dynasty' is done. 

Bruce 

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