Show me your fellow travelers, and I'll know what to expect of you
An amazing few weeks of hyperventilating liberals, rioting snowflake “students” at various colleges, rappers pretending to be presidential assassins or threatening the president’s wife, and yet we still are being deluged by the mainstream media with incessant innuendo that Vladimir Putin stole the presidency from Hillary Clinton to elect Donald Trump.
Not since the election of 1796 have we been treated to such baseless venom. Back then, the Federalists supporting John Adams against Thomas Jefferson asserted that Jefferson was an infidel, irreligious, an admirer of the French Revolution (with its bloody guillotines), and “most certainly lacked the temperament to become president of the United States…”1 Sound familiar?
And they were lucky in 1796 that today’s social media did not exist, nor did George Washington decide to stay in Washington and coordinate efforts to cripple a potential anti-Federalist presidency if Jefferson won.
Adams won, by the way, and thankfully, there is no record of any 18th-century rapper, such as our present “BowWow,” having issued sexual threats against Abigail Adams.
Here we are in 2017, and former Pres. Barack Obama, recently ensconced in the tony Kalorama neighborhood of D.C., is apparently coordinating the mélange of (his former campaign group) Organizing For Action and the Soros-linked group Indivisible to “Astroturf” every possible event with Republican officeholders in order to create a media narrative of a “broad consensus of resistance” to everything Republicans were elected to do.
The manual for Indivisible gives a very clear picture of the Alinskyite tactics it recommends. In a piece he wrote for the New York Post2 Feb. 18, Paul Sperry relates that the advice to protesters covers how to camouflage their appearance in town hall-type meetings so as not to appear part of a coordinated group, ask hostile questions, and boo the Republican speaker whenever possible, all to “reinforce the impression of broad consensus.”
Sperry points out that “the manual” also advises protesters to flood “Trump-friendly” lawmakers’ Capitol Hill offices with angry phone calls and emails demanding the resignation of top White House adviser Steve Bannon.
A script advises callers to complain: “I’m honestly scared that a known racist and anti-Semite will be working just feet from the Oval Office. (snip) It is everyone’s business if a man who promoted white supremacy is serving as an adviser to the president.”
What really ought to be everyone’s business is what to do with the liars and agitators in these groups, and their media lapdogs, who persist in these phony accusations.
Surprisingly, the group Organizing for Action also put out a “Congressional Recess Toolkit.”3 Here is a portion of their sage advice on how to dominate a Member of Congress' town hall meeting.
”Spread out. Sitting by yourself or in pairs throughout the front half of the room will make the perception of broad consensus a reality for your MOC. It also maximizes your chance to ask a question. Applaud when someone in your group (or another person with a question that aligns with your issue) asks a question to show wide support. (snip) Make sure there are people in your group who will record the meeting on video, with pictures, and on Facebook Live. Then, determine who will use social media to reach out to the press and others about what’s going on inside the town hall meeting. Make a staffing plan, with back-up roles, ahead of time so everyone is clear on what their role is during the town hall meeting. Remember — take video and pictures or the event didn’t happen! Post these pictures and videos to social media throughout the town hall meeting ...”
Do you think that this phony manipulation of media, social and otherwise, represents anything positive and unifying? No, this is about sabotaging the results of an election the left thought they had in the bag. They were wrong, and the American voters are sick and tired of this sort of divisive chicanery.
1 Adams vs Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, by John Ferling (ISBN: 019518906x), p. 90 para 2.