Category Archive: Elections

Jan 04

“Liberals” once distrusted the CIA and cheered Wikileaks; now they claim to trust the CIA and distrust Wikileaks

There was a time, not long ago, when people who called themselves liberals or leftists were suspicious of the CIA and cheered the activism of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. (It was Assange who released Bradley Manning’s videos of Bush-era U.S. military helicopters murdering an innocent news cameraman in 2008; a revelation that led to no …

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Dec 15

Update: U.S. Department of Homeland Security attempted to hack Georgia’s election computers TEN TIMES

We previously reported that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office computers were attacked prior to the election by an IP address that was traced back to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The money-gorged Department had been releasing press statements throughout the election year claiming that the Department needed to “protect” state election systems from …

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Dec 11

Another sighting of the word ‘austerity’; it exists almost nowhere except in rhetoric

“Austerity” means cuts in government staff or welfare spending. The word appears often in false news, speeches of government trusters, and reporters. But austerity exists almost nowhere outside such rhetoric. None of the governments of the western world have done much cutting of their budgets. When George W. Bush won the presidency, the Republicans controlled …

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Nov 09

In politics, it is the 4th straight election in which the side with more money lost

Last night, Trump and the Republicans defeated Democrats who were more heavily funded. In January 2010, the Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. FEC, which government trusters described as heralding an era of “unlimited” control of American politics by campaign donors. There have been powerful movements to overturn the decision by repealing parts of the …

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Aug 07

FIRST AMENDMENT LECTURE: Every Claim of Campaign Finance Reformers is Untrue

It is perhaps the biggest myth in American politics: that the private sector is “buying” elections through campaign spending. A version of this myth goes further and contends that capitalist billionaires are using political ads to move American government toward more free-market policies. One can find dozens of books (and hundreds of politicians) making these …

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Aug 06

Dr. Roger Roots will Lecture on the Myths of Campaign Finance Law in Missoula on September 12

The Missoula Public Library will host a free lecture and clinic on September 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Speaking will be Dr. Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D. The title: “Every Claim Untrue: the False Narrative of Campaign Finance Reformers.” Dr. Roots will show that every material claim by people promoting campaign finance regulation is false. Roots …

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Jul 29

Democratic convention crowd chants ‘no more war’ at former CIA director Leon Panetta

Both of America’s government-supremacist parties have been led by overt warmongers for decades. The recent release of previously secret emails between high-level Democrats reveals that the Democratic Party rigged the Democratic Primaries to install yet another warmonger (Hillary Clinton) as the Party’s presidential nominee. Also, at this week’s Democratic National Convention, the Democrats gave a …

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Jul 24

Secret emails among high-level Democrats reveal them rigging their primary system

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks (who is currently trapped in London’s Ecuadoran Embassy) recently released some secret emails by high level Democratic Party officials, including Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A hacker reportedly obtained the emails and posted them to Wikileaks. The emails show DNC chairwoman Schultz and other DNC officials and …

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Feb 24

Government launches major campaign to promote its surveillance agenda; accuses Apple of using the issue as a marketing strategy

The Justice Department has embarked on a national advertising campaign to drum up public support for forcing the makers of the iPhone to unlock the device used by alleged San Bernardino killers. It seems that FBI agents themselves are to blame for the locked-up iPhone. They bunglingly reset the password while trying to hack into …

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Feb 21

Top-Spending Republican Candidate Flops at Polls

The SuperPAC supporting Jeb Bush for the Republican presidential nomination blew through $116 million and came up empty. See here. Bush’s collapse proves yet again that “unlimited” money to spend on campaign ads does not “buy” elections. The frontrunner, Donald Trump, has barely spent ten percent of this massive sum.

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