Dictionary result for backfire: back·fire/ˈbakˌfī(ə)r/ — verb
past tense: backfired; past participle: backfired — (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended. “overzealous publicity backfired on her” — synonyms:rebound, boomerang, come back, have an adverse effect
Americans have been indoctrinated with all kinds of political news commentaries on television, some with catchy names like Crossfire, Hardball, The Situation Room, etc. Is it time to finally create a new show about politics called: BACKFIRED?
Monopolized corporate media and the behavior of the Democratic Party’s leadership, today reminds me of the famous story about the 1919 Chicago Black Sox where the fix was on, called off and then back on again.
As it went, Chicago gamblers bribed several players of the extraordinary heavily-favored-to-win White Sox team, convincing some players to “fix” the World Series against the lesser-performing Cincinnati Reds. Back then it was a nine-game series instead of today’s seven-game series.
With the fix on, the White Sox played poorly and became down 4 to 1 (one great Sox pitcher was not in on the fix and won his game). At this point the dirty players hadn’t been paid by the gamblers. Frustrated, they went back to their original excellent playing form and the Sox won games Five and Six, making it a 4 to 3 series. Threats were then aimed at player families, thus The White Sox became The Black Sox, losing the Series 5 to 3 in Game Eight.
The Scoundrel Song by Michael Weddle; Performed by Climate Change - Steemit
This song so perfectly suits the political times of our day! by michaelweddle
So how do America’s media and inside Democratic political operatives compare with the 1919 Chicago Black Sox?
Well, the fix was also on for the 2016 Democratic Primary where Hillary Clinton was to become coronated with the nomination. But Bernie Sanders, despite a media blackout on his candidacy, was able to erase a 60-point Clinton lead and nearly defeated her (some claim he did win) nomination.
Why and how?
Well, first, Bernie’s message sparked with the voters. Second, the electorate didn’t want to elect another insider into the presidency. President Obama, knowing voters were sick and tired of Bush-Cheney, originally campaigned as an outsider. But, sadly, he governed as an insider throughout his presidency.
In simple terms, voters didn’t want to see two Bushes and two Clintons in four of five presidencies, with Obama serving, in effect, as a placeholder for Clinton. Interestingly, had Clinton defeated Trump in 2016 and won re-election in 2020, America would have seen a Bush or a Clinton at the top of 10 of 11 presidential administrations, given Hillary was Obama’s secretary of state during his first term. Go ahead, do the math!
Both the Clinton Campaign (see Wikileaks exposures) and the ratings-hungry media very much wanted a Clinton v. Trump match-up. Both did everything they could, like the Chicago gamblers, to make it happen.
Michael Weddle Prophetic Facebook Post on November 13, 2015 at 12:42 PM
The ONLY sensible candidate running, among all of them, is Bernie Sanders. Not only has he aptly identified the…
This explains Bernie’s media blackout and also why none of the more established Republican candidates could gain traction throughout the GOP primary. Prior to and once the candidates announced, Trump got the lionshare of publicity and Clinton got the second most. Surprisingly to knowledgeable observers, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz, strangely, also got lots of media exposure.
Wikileaks documents proved Clinton operatives were intent on using the media to create— some would call it “meddling” — “pied piper” GOP candidates. Ultimately, the plan was for Clinton to easily defeat Trump. It’s even on record that Bill Clinton called Trump and encouraged him to run for the presidency, as a Republican.
Below are Wikileaks-released documents showing the Clinton Campaign’s powerful media influence:
Wikileaks DNC Documents -- Media Manipulation - Steemit
A daily observer of the 2016 election and a prolific political writer on Facebook and later on Twitter, I followed…
Clinton’s past political baggage made her vulnerable against establishment Republicans and she wasn’t doing well against them in the polling. To win, she needed an opponent she could defeat and it was then believed Trump, a tv personality with no elected experience, would be no match for the powerful Hillary political pedigree.
But Things Backfired!
It became a perfect storm:
- Clinton used a private email server, as secretary of state, to hide her communications from the Freedom of Information Act, including classified information, and deleted documents crucial for any investigation.
- She refused to release her Wall Street speeches where she pulled in $500,000 per speech (her husband did also).
- She was accused of using her private foundation as a conduit for a “pay to play” scheme where millions of dollars came into her foundation in order to attain a meeting with her as secretary of state.
- She had to deal with accusations, especially from Bernie supporters, that her campaign rigged the Democratic Primary.
- Wikileaks gained prominence when it released privileged DNC emails and documents from her campaign chair John Podesta.
We all know what happened. A political imposter masquerading as an outsider — for future reference, there is no billionaire outsider in American politics! — falsely claimed he’d “drain the swamp” in Washington. He went on to become America’s 45th president.
The recipient of nearly five billion in free media publicity, Trump now does what he wants, has put a wrecking ball to needed social and environmental programs in government, has America teetering on the edge of full-scale war in Venezuela and he governs surrounded in corruption while lying his ass off.
Clinton’s 1.2 billion dollar loss to Trump had to become publicly explained. Somehow. The heat also needed to become removed from a possible investigation into the respective behaviors of those involved rigging the 2016 Democratic primary. Importantly, Clinton also needed and wanted, especially since she won the popular vote, to maintain her future political viability.
Thus, in order to counteract the perfect storm, the RussiaGate narrative came into existence. Democrats and the media have since claimed Russians hacked into the DNC computer and meddled with our election. Not only that, but Russia, helping Trump, has done everything else also.
No doubt, current Hell resident-occupant Joseph McCarthy must be thinking he’s made a spirit-form political comeback in America.
The RussiaGate soup was made using analysis from a tech firm named Crowdstrike (FBI never examined the DNC server) and from a still mysterious anti-Trump dossier produced by political consultant/investigatory firm, Fusion GPS. Both the Crowdstrike reports and the Fusion GPS dossier were paid for by the Clinton Campaign. Nonetheless, the intelligence community either blindly or strategically accepted the findings, and this is how we, the public, have become dosed near-daily with RussiaGate sensationalism.
The above also gave rise to not only congressional investigations but also The Mueller Special Counsel Investigation now over two years old. The Mueller probe possesses the latitude to investigate beyond the parameters of RussiaGate. Below are the results, to date, of the Mueller Investigation:
All of Robert Mueller's indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 34 people and three companies that we…
All Things Russiagate:
Below will become a growing library of documents related to RussiaGate. I’m in the process of exploring various…
Whose Got Tea Leaves?
Lots of folks. But most opinions are rooted in prejudicial assumptions of one kind or another. Me? I’ve never believed for a single moment Russia and Wikileaks colluded on Trump’s behalf. I know politics well enough to know Vladimir Putin would much prefer to negotiate with a Bernie Sanders-type leader than either a Trump or a Clinton, both of whom are warmongers, oligarch-ridden and ego-driven.
Regarding Julian Assange of Wikileaks? He’s a life-time pacifist deeply opposed to warmongering and as an investigative journalist he has a sterling reputation for releasing only truthful documents that further transparency in governments. Clinton from hiding her emails and rigging the primary and Trump from hiding his mobside business dealings and sex scandals are nowhere near in the same league of quality as Assange.
The Ultimate Backfire!
I warned many times at the beginning of RussiaGate — my warnings publicly recorded in Facebook and Twitter — that failure of the Democrats to honestly come to grips with what happened in the 2016 primary and pushing the conspiracy that Trump, Putin and Assange were linked would come back to haunt the party. This remains true!
All Trump and his political operatives need to push back ferociously and counter-attack against the Democrats is for one or two Democrats to also become indicted from the Mueller investigation. Lots of folks forget Tony Podesta — Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s brother — and former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig have been referred by Mueller to Southern District Court of New York.
Keep in mind there’s gotta be a reason why Tony Podesta suddenly closed his lucrative consulting business and began selling his valuable art collection. What if they, or other Democrats even, also become indicted and this gets coupled to a Mueller determination there was no Russian collusion to influence the 2016 election?
Consider the implications of the below video:
BombShells & Walls Caving In! - Steemit
This video is rather telling and shows well how Americans are indoctrinated by a monopolized media such that five... by…
Democrats Have Only One True Defense To Assure 2020 Victory!
Nominate the one candidate who is completely free of this controversy and who has dedicated a lifetime opposing the kind of oligarchy which created the whole mess described above.