Jay Duggan February 07, 2021
The swamp machine couldn’t help themselves. Like a pack of rich entitled schools girls bragging to friends about “getting away with it”, Molly Ball at TIME magazine wrote a comprehensive article about coordinated 2020 election influencing and dubious interference, called “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign”. A comprehensive accounting of the swamp and the nations corporate and political elite coming together with Silicon Valley and all the non-profits and activist orgs to coordinate efforts to influence the 2020 election.
Though Molly portrays the coordination as a year long effort to “protect” the election from an “authoritarian” Trump, it reads like a road map to influence an election and change the laws towards a determined outcome. Trump’s accusations of coordination and subversion are essentially confirmed about six paragraphs in describing the work coordinated by AFL-CIO advisor Mike Podhorzer, and reported as –
“Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories..”
Almost everybody who played a role must want recognition from the woke crowd or a reward from the swamp, because the description of the effort goes on for pages in detail on every aspect and quotes or outlines dozens of people’s efforts. The Time article contains sections on leadership, alliance members, local/state election system influencing/changing, corporate and foundation money, social media coordination, and marketing. The section that concerns Minnesota is the one labeled – PEOPLE POWER
Molly describes the PEOPLE POWER part of the coordinated campaign as thus –
“The racial-justice uprising sparked by George Floyd’s killing in May was not primarily a political movement. The organizers who helped lead it wanted to harness its momentum for the election without allowing it to be co-opted by politicians. Many of those organizers were part of Podhorzer’s network….”
The specific orgs listed as amongst those affiliated with Podhorzer and organzing “racial justice protests” as part of the movement to effect the election are, Democracy Defense Coalition and Movement for Black Lives. Democracy Defense Coalition is a conglomeration of: Black to the Futures, Bend the Arc Jewish, Color of Change, Community Change Action, Demos Action, Indivisible, MoveOn, People’s Action, Care In Action, Working Family’s Party, and others. Movement For Black Lives has a resource page that reads just like chapters in a “How To Lead A Communist Movement for Dummies” manual. During the George Floyd riots their local affiliate, Black Visions, became the center for activist attention.
Lt. Governor Flanagan’s long time employer, RePower, trained organizers and activists for some of these organizations as part of their national progressive activist training and coordination mission. It is almost impossible to think Podhorzer didn’t loop RePower and/or Peggy into the defeat Trump effort early to piggy back on their national network of progressive activism.
The revelations of the TIME magazine article lead us to several very obvious questions every media outlet in Minnesota should be asking:
DID MIKE PODHORZER’S NETWORK COMMUNICATE WITH WALZ AND FLANAGAN BEFORE GEORGE FLOYD TO COORDINATE ON A NATIONAL POLITICAL EFFORT?
DID THE WALZ ADMINISTRATION KNOW THE PODHORZER AFFLIATES WERE SENDING “ORGANIZERS” TO THE GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS TO CAPITALIZE ON THE EVENT FOR POLITICAL GAIN AND TO PROMOTE A NATIONAL NARRATIVE?
DID THE PODHORZER NETWORK, OR THEIR PROTEST “ORGANIZERS”, COMMUNICATE WITH ANYBODY IN THE WALZ ADMINSTRATION DURING THE GEORGE FLOYD RIOTS?
DID PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE AFFILIATE “ORGANIZERS” PRESENCE AT THE PROTESTS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES INFLUENCE THE DELAYED RESPONSE TO THE RIOTS AND ARSON?
WAS THE “SYSTEMICALLY RACIST” AND “FOUNDATIONAL RACISM” MESSAGING NARRATIVE USED TO EXCUSE AND JUSTIFY RIOT ACTIONS, AND SHAPE THE POLITICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERMATH, PROVIDED BY PODHORZER’S AFFILIATES?
DID THE WALZ ADMINSTRATION COORDINATE WITH PODHORZER’S AFFILIATES ELECTION LAW TEAM AND SECRETARY OF STATE SIMON AND AG ELLISON TO CHANGE THE ELECTION LAWS IN COURT AFTER THE LEGISLATURE REJECTED THE CHANGES?
WILL THE WALZ ADMINISTRATION ALLOW A SEARCH OF ANY/ALL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNICATIONS TO DETERMINE IF ANY COORDINATION BETWEEN THIS “CABAL” AND THE ADMINISTRATION OCCURED AND INFLUENCED GEORGE FLOYD RIOT RESPONSE OR MESSAGING? OR ELECTION LAW CHANGES?
The TIME magazine article raised more questions than it answered, and what it did disclose might make a skeptical person think there was far more national politics and narrative promotion than fact involved in the growth, response, and aftermath of the George Floyd riots than Governor Walz would like us to believe. I would like to know the answers. Will the Mpls/St Paul media even ask?
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