Leaked Stratfor Emails: Democrats Manipulated the 2008 Election Results

Michael Kelley, Business Insider, April 20, 2012

John McCain’s 2008 campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night, but McCain chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.

In an email sent on November 7, 2008, and titled “ Insight—The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only—Pls Do Not Forward **,” Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:

1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”. 

In an email sent two days earlier and titled “Insight—McCain #5 ** internal use only—Pls do not forward **,” Burton wrote:

After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff’s desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

The Nov. 7 email also contains allegations that Democrats made a “six-figure donation” to Rev. Jesse Jackson to silence him on the topic of Israel after an October 2008 interview in which he said Obama’s presidency would remove the clout of “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades.”


Burton is a former Deputy Chief of the Department of State’s counterterrorism division for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). The DSS assists the Department of Defense in following leads and doing forensic analysis of hard drives seized by the U.S. government in ongoing criminal investigations.

Stratfor provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.


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  • Hunter Morrow

    McCain is a bought-and-paid-for system lackey and a fall man. Same way with Gore in 2000.

    People don’t take dives for free, you know. 

    • In the history of the rise and fall of the United States of America, several chapters will be written about John McCain.   This is not much we can do with leaders who take pride in betraying their own people.  Our only hope is to be able fight these domestic enemies but we would need several of the States to help mobilize the fight.  It does not seem like that will ever happen.  The several remaining Free World Nations look to America for leadership and for several decades there has not been any leadership.  No nation can trust America anymore.  We cannot even trust our own government.

      • Oil Can Harry

        Senator John “Amnesty” McRINO is one of the most gutless, spineless, pathetic excuses for a “conservative” I’ve ever seen.

        His run against Obama reminded me of a “heel” WWE wrestler being ordered to take a dive so the good guy can have his arm raised in victory.

      • BTW Mr. DeKlerc (sp?) is in Chicago today giving speeches to young folks. He is the idiot that turned over SA to the savages. And he is walking around!!And people are listening to what may be the slimiest stupidest human being ever made!

  • anarchyst

    This is PROOF that there is not a bit of difference between the two major political parties . . .

    • ed91

       I don’t think the repubs have a lot of lyin’ cheatin’ blacks handy.

      • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

        From Hinton Rowan Helper’s NOJOQUE, 1867:

        Those of our half-witted and demagogical legislators who waste time in attempting to prove the equality of the negro, and in the drafting of absurd laws for his
        recognition in good faith as a citizen of the United States, might, with equal propriety, busy themselves in the ridiculous irrationality of framing codes for allowing the gorilla and the chimpanzee to attend common schools, and for the baboon and the orang-outang to  testify in courts of equity! Let the blundering and baneful two-thirds majority of the Black Congress both blush and beware !

    • The GOP has made a treaty with the Democrat-Commies that surrenders the Presidency to the Commies in return the GOP will be allowed to hold several seats in the House and Senate.  The GOP will be allowed to sit at the table of power in return for remaining silent.  
      The GOP only wants the prestige of seeming important and being able to wear the robes of power.

  • THis could be a huge outrage, if the MSM were to pick it up.  Of course, they will not, because they were complicit, just like McCain was.

    Those who do great evil always think it in service of a greater good.  In this case, these gnostic underlings thought they needed to do whatever they needed to in order to usher in their new age with Obama.See VFR on Gnosticism, to understand why “good” people will take highly immoral acts like this:http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/020507.html

  • Francis Galton

    No surprise that the Sons, Daugters, Brothers, Sisters, and Fathers (not Mothers, though) of Obama would stuff the ballot box to see their racial kinsman become the most powerful person in the world. 

    Here’s the worst part, though: the ONLY reason Juan MexiCain did not pursue voter fraud charges was because Obama is (half) black (as opposed to being fully White).  Had McCain done so, he would have risked being seen as a RAYCISS!, and blacks most likely would have rioted.  In other words, he felt that ushering in a modern day Era of Good Feelings was preferable to maintaining the integrity of the political system (not that it has that much integrity anymore anyway). 

    As bad as Romney is on a whole host of issues (including the all-important issue of White Genocide and the propagation and preservation of the White Race), he’s the (last) Great White Hope of American politics.  Besides actually being White, he’s very CULTURALLY White, even if he himself won’t stand up for said culture.   Obama, despite being “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” (per our esteemed Vice President), is very culturally black, and is the enemy of Whites everywhere, particularly given his very powerful position.

    Echoing a horrible, monstrous piece of Racist memorabilia, “ANY WHITE MAN 2012!!!” 

    • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

      Not just any White Man, but the White Ghost of Hinton Rowan Helper 2012 would do just nicely, thank you.

      NOJOQUE, 1867:

      Yet, in justice to these crotchety and misguided men of our own race, these fanatical and mischief-making champions of Black, these deluded and undignified associates of the negro, it is very proper that, even in their retirement, we should continue to demonstrate to them, that our dislike of the African is not, as they erroneously allege, a mere blind and bitter “prejudice against color,” but that it is a natural and ineradicable aversion, a right and necessary antipathy, implanted in us by the Almighty Himself, who can do nothing wrong. With as little impunity might we, who are fortunately  possessed of a moderate share of common sense unbiased and unabused, persistently refuse to eat when hungry, decline to drink when thirsty, or scorn to repose when sleepy, as strive to repress our inborn and nature- nurtured repugnance to the negro. To give free play to this repugnance is as much a matter of duty with us as it is to yield to any other innate and ever-healthful requirement, a duty, indeed, which God has made absolutely obligatory on us; and if we fail to obey His precepts in this regard, or in any other regard whatever, He will assuredly visit us with the severest possible condemnation.

  • As an aside, simply requiring photo ID for voting would not have precluded this ballot box stuffing fraud.   I happen to think the whole system need renovation, and one crucial reform is that law enforcement needs to transport of precinct boxes to the county BOEC office at the moment the polls close.

    Unfortunately, while we now know there was fraud in Pennsylvania and Ohio in 2008, Obama probably would have won those states without it.

    McCain guess there might be “domestic violence” if he ran with the voter fraud issue?  That goes to show that even HE knows that blacks are violent and juvenile.

  • For anarchyst:

    You seem to have fallen through the Libertarian rabbit-whole.
    I went through the same thing myself, I can understand.  The time will come when you understand you have imperfect friends.  
    Or you can be a cheerleader, why don’t you go grab some pom-poms.  

    Or you can join the game.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    it crossed my mind that obama had insinuated in 2008 that he hated jews and he got 78 percent jewish vote so this time if he reads off of his teleprompter  I OBAMA HATE THE JEWISH PEOPLE  that should garner him 98 percent of the jewish vote at least than he wont have to rig the poles

  • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

    We like Romney because he’s a member of a cult that was founded by racist Whites. He’s arrogant enough and feels entitled enough, that he might actually fight for the win in a way that surrender monkey McCain wouldn’t.

    Romney will fight against fraud votes. Let’s have a repeat of the 2000 dispute, along with Treyvon Riots, OWS mayhem, and Obama’s hatred for White Humanity all thrown in for fun.

    Romney’s dad was Gov. of Michigan when the Diversity burned Detroit to ashes. He knows that the Kerner Commission blamed Whitey, and that for all that blame, Diversity is still dangerous, menacing, and violent. Romney probably won’t fear a conflagration that will force America to undo the damage of Kerner.

    Romney has a beautiful White family, and he knows that the future is darkening for them by the day. He’s likely to fight for the White Way better than anyone else, IF he gets insulted or feels cheated by fraud.

    Sad for us, he’s the best we got. He’ll give Amnesty to the illegals just as fast as Reagan did.

    Glen Beck did a good job today of highlighting Obama’s Hate Whitey tradition, along with the Baltimore beat down video. Beck’s position was that we need an overwhelming GOP mandate victory, because a close call just makes us vulnerable to riots and chaos. I think he was implying that if the SCOTUS was faced with calling the election in front of race riots, they’d throw it to Obama just to keep the peace. Sadly, Beck just couldn’t resist praise for MLK, how “wasn’t a communist.” Beck is half genius, half idiot. We predict he’ll trend toward genius once the riots start.

    The AmRen Community welcomes and analysis of the Kerner Report from Jared Taylor. For all the damage it did to us, on par with Brown v. Board, it deserves the high profile of infamy that only Jared can give it. It institutionalized the systemic “blame Whitey” dogma.

    • IstvanIN

      From your lips to Gov. Romney’s ears.

    • Jerrybear

       Beck’s slobbering love affair with MLK always makes me cringe.  He is willing to bring up touchy subjects that most neocons won’t but I guess this is his way to prove to leftists and neocons that he is not racist.  Even though they call him racist anyway.

  • A few years back Vallejo Ca  held an election for mayor, the vote was very close with the White candidate winning by several votes over the black candidate. They held a recount and the black candidate collected enough votes to win the election. The funny thing was the White candidate’s vote total remained the same while the black candidate collected all the additional votes. Then the local news showed a clip of the recount process and all the people doing the recount were black. then it all made sense. What doesn’t make sense is how Whites are so reluctant to call blacks out on their corruption. is being called “racist” by blacks really that big of a club?

    • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

      Being called “racist” is such a big club, that White families, futures, jobs, and careers are ruined by just one swing of it.

      What would they have done to Hinton Rowan Helper?

      NOJOQUE, 1867:

      If, in a spirit of rebellion against the laws of nature, we love the negroes and other black things, we shall thereby only gain the low distinction of gratifying the devil; but if, on the other hand, assuming attitudes of antagonism toward the imps of Africa, toward the prince
      of darkness, and toward all the other monstrous representatives of blackness and abomination, “we hate them with perfect hatred,” as they deserve to be hated, and as we are required and expected to hate them, we shall there by render highly acceptable and pleasing service to the Deity; and, continuing to please him, will secure for ourselves unlimited and everlasting felicity in heaven.

    • The__Bobster

      The funny thing was the White candidate’s vote total remained the same while the black candidate collected all the additional votes.

      Not funny at all. It happens every time the Dems have a recount. They keep on recounting until they win and then the recounting stops. (See Al Franken.) 

      • MikeofAges

        Remember, they (the Dems) lost once when it was just too big to steal. They will never forget or let us forget. They would rather destroy the country, or even the world, than accept a loss in a very close election. Kind of twisted, when you think.

      • Jerrybear

        There was a special on Fox recently that reported as much as 1000 felons who were not eligible to vote, voted anyway in that election.  10 of the felons were tracked down and 9 of them admitted to voting for Franken.  That doesn’t include all the other nonsense that took place during the ‘recount’ where a person ‘found’ a ballot stuffed with ballots that mostly happened to favor Franken. 

  • joewest666

    I want to vomit on this country and it’s “election” process.

    What an F’ing sham.

    • Rocky Bass

      Who is your avatar? Martin Gore of Depeche Mode?

      • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

        We need new avatars- HRH is prime candidate.

        From Hinton Rowan Helper’s NOJOQUE, 1867:

        He was hatless, and coatless, and trouserless, and shoe less, and shirtless in brief, he was utterly resourceless, naked and filthy. He came as the basest of criminals, he came as a slave; for submission to slavery is a crime even more heinous than the crime of murder; more odious than the guilt of incest; more abominable than the sin of devil-worship.

        With himself he brought no knowledge of agriculture, commerce, nor manufactures; no ability for the salutary management of civil affairs; no tact for the successful manoeuvring of armies; no aptitude for the right direction of navies; no acquaintanceship with science, literature, nor art; no skill in the analysis of theories; no sentiment stimulative of noble actions; no soul for the encouragement of morality. Bringing with himself nothingbut his own black and bastard body, benuded and be grimed, he came like a brute; he was a brute then; he had always been a brute; he is a brute now; and there is no more reason for believing that he will ever cease to be a brute, than there is for supposing that the hound will ever cease to be a dog only that the black biped, the baser of the two, will be the sooner exterminated.

        Yet this is the fatuous and filthy fellow whom, by certain degraded and very contemptible white persons, we are advised to recognize as an equal and as a brother ! This is the incorrigible and groveling ignoramus upon whom it is proposed to confer at once the privilege of voting the right of universal suffrage! This is the  loathsome and most execrable wretch (rank-smelling and hideous arch-criminal that he is) who has been mentioned as one fit to have a voice in the enactment of laws for the government of the American people! Shall we confer the elective franchise on this base-born and ill-bred blackamoor this heathenish and skunk-scented idiot? No! Why not? Because he does not know, and cannot know, how to vote intelligently. It would therefore, to say the least, be an act of gross folly on our part, to extend to the negro the privilege of doing what the omnipotent God of Nature has obviously, and for all time, denied him the power to do.


        Why do White teen youth allow White girls who date skunk-scented Diversity to join their social groups?  Racism is a compassion for Whiteness, and White teen youth need to recover their moral sense of compassion, pronto.

      • joewest666

        Swing and a miss.

  • Just as we have seen the standardized test cheating by black teachers/principals has taken place across the country, you can be sure the ballot box stuffing was not limited to PA and Ohio. Any precinct run or staffed by blacks is suspect. Whites have an obligation to join local election boards to monitor the process, especially if you live in a black area.

    • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

      “Before I saw that swarm of negro NAACP poll workers at my local precint on electtion day, I wasn’t a racist.”

      -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “Why we lose elections,” 2008

      The Diversity Blacks don’t understand the word “cheating” as used by Whites. Cheating is a vice to us, but to them, it’s a virtue. They know that the Fed. Govt. must cheat against White privilege in order for them to have paying jobs, so cheating is a means of their getting social and redistributive justice from us.

      In Sub-Saharan Africa, from where they came and where they belong, there wasn’t a concept of cheating before the White Man arrived and taught them Christian morality. Neither was there a wheel, a sail, an alphabet, a literature, a religion beyond animist voodoo, nor marriage, peace, and civic engagement and institutional progress. Everything that helps blacks live above the lifestyle of primates in the jungle came from Whites. Left to the own natures, they would exterminate each other. (Then why do we continue to help them evolve beyond their natures?)

      And now, a few lines of justified hate, from the best hater of all, Hinton Rowan Helper.

      NOJOQUE, 1867:

      Henceforth, who, in the councils of our nation, shall be so idiotic or so impudent, so deceitful or so audacious, so demagogical or so degenerate, so shameless or so reprobate, as to demand that America shall become the theatre of a forcibly and gigantical organized system of amalgamation between good and evil, and that the pernicious blackness of the African shall, by acts of Congress, be placed upon an equality with the salutary whiteness of the Caucasian? as if, forsooth, a thing so impossible in nature could be feasible in legislation! If our National and State legislatures are still haunted by the presence of ghouls and ogres who persist in howling out demands so odious and preposterous as these, those ghouls and ogres must at once give way to men of common sense, to men of clear heads and practicable ideas, who, recognizing the fact that the whole universe is but an aggregation of ever-obvious and immutable distinctions, will not waste time, nor render themselves ridiculous, by attempting to annul or modify the irrevocable decrees of fate.

  •  Think they won’t be stuffing them again in November?   I do, however, think Le Pen’s finish yesterday is a litmus test for the future of White civilization.  If, in five years, the far-right parties in Western Europe make headway, I could see there being a worldwide movement.  Obviously, the mind wanders straight to the struggle that is going to take place when these shifts occur.  It’s going to be ugly but so be it.

    • I W

      The way ‘diversity’ is being empowered I wonder if we have five months, much less five years.

      -True Blue

  • Detroit_WASP

    I have a lot of respect for John McCain’s military record.  HOWEVER, he is a fool on issues like this.  He should have played up Obama’s leftist ties, rev. Wright and the rest of it.  McCain did not and he LOST. 

    •  McCain’s Hanoi Hilton stay has lost a lot of cache on the digital generation.  They couldn’t care less. 

      • ed91

         I’m a vietnam vet and never bought mccains bs……….

        he’s milked it for decades……..  fine, he had a rough time in prison camp.  That doesn’t mean I want him deciding anything for me.

  • McCain never wanted to be President, he only wanted to be an elder statesmen of the US Senate. The damage has been done and since he allowed the domestic enemy to get away with this crime against all Americans, it will be done again.  I am so angered by the confirmation of this incident.  We knew it was done and now have the evidence.  John McCain lost his honor in the Hotel Hilton.  

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    white man beaten critical cond by black mob graphic

  • MikeofAges

    Whatever happened, McCain lost both the PV and the EC by considerable margins. Pennsylvania was no way close enough to turn around. Ohio might have been with enough fraud. Maybe NC, maybe Indiana too. But changing all of these states would not have changed the outcome. Obama did win. 

    • Jerrybear

      Still, it would have been nice for the spineless McCain to point to the instances of voter fraud so that efforts could be made to stop this in the future.  Leftists argue that voter fraud doesn’t exist so therefore voter ID is unnecessary.  They are intentionally aiding and abetting fraud but they justify it by sticking their heads in the sand and screaming racism.

      • MikeofAges

        Agree. I remember in 2000 hearing a tidbit of uncensored news  from the Florida front. An elderly black woman who came to the polls right before closing time told reporters that she was told by the poll workers that “she had already voted”. I wonder how many people who never made it to the polls also had “already voted” by the time the polls closed? Many, I am sure. No wonder the Dems don’t want voter i.d. It’s not only about people who don’t have i.d.’s. It’s also about creating a true record of who has voted. A good audit trail could keep poll workers from voting people who have not shown up. Including those who no longer live in the precinct because they have move or are dead.

        The story above was one of those late night tidbits that you hear once, and then never hear again. They are becoming fewer and fewer as the news  control technology develops, but you still hear a few.

  • SintiriNikos

    Obama, for all his faults, at least is not in the pocket of the Israel lobby. Unlike Hillary, and unlike the neocons, especially weaselly McCain.

  • ageofknowledge

    I don’t remember McCain ever actually trying to win. In one town hall meeting, a supporter said “we want you to fight” but McCain just waved it off and continued on to losing. It was almost like his loss was orchestrated.

    • No

      It certainly might have been.  Who knows?

      I always had the impression that McCain was following the wrong set of rules . . . like he was playing a football game according to rules in 1908 instead of modern 2008 NFL rules.

      He still believes that his opponents were patriotic, decent, sincere . . . and honorable.

  • No

    Dear White Men and Women,

    Do you ever wonder how we got to where we are today?

    QUOTE:   McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

    A highly decorated naval aviator.  A very brave man.  A man who flew combat missions, who survived horrible injuries and torture and who never broke faith . . . that man . . . is afraid of blacks and liberals.

    Any questions?

  • radical7

    The 2000 election was stolen by the GOP.

    • ed91

       not true…………..   you just didn’t stuff enough ballots……….

      however, you made up for it in 2008……..  enjoy your  yrs,………….  we’ve had enough of the fraud………whom you love so much

    • How do you steal an election when you consistently got more votes that the other guy?  At the night’s end, Bush was ahead by almost 2k votes.  As the Democrats got their hands on the ballots, the numbers kept declining, as they always do when a democrat trails a Republican during a recount.   Bush’s victory was preserved when the Supreme Court had had enough.  

    • We need to ignore this troll.  It will do no good to reason with it.  Actually, I am surprised we are not plagued by more of its ilk, after all, all dissent and free speech must be crushed for globalism has only one story to tell.

  • ed91

     10,20,30 years ago you were part of the indoctrinated fools………..
    there are millions of them……….. 
    public education + corrupt media…….

    they play you fools like bad fiddle and have for who knows how long?

    100 -200 more……… years

  • ed91

     yes, I remember that……….. he underwent some torture and then the media supported him on his election runs……..
    I remember hearing he had lost a lot of planes…….. also, I believe he was the bottom student in his class at the Naval Academy… and the silver spoon aspect from daddy..

  • Detroit_WASP

    The election is November of 2012, the following summer, when the weather is WARM there could be riots in urban areas across America.  Blacks never riot in cold weather.

  • McCain is PROOF THAT a “war hero” can be a gutless coward when it comes to politics.

  • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

    Nothing is being done, because the Whites in that neighbor aren’t holding protest vigils, or a marches to local police station.

    They can’t draw attention to themselves, or Holder will unleash his “my people” on them.

    We are living under the Diversity Tyranny, and nobody is coming to our rescue.

    Our only option is:

    make yourself as strong as possible, whatever weakens you, get it out of your life- booze, cigarettes, porn, pills, etc.

    actively seek out close neighbors who share your concerns

    start a neighborhood watch that will become an armed patrol

    stock up on supplies, especially brass and lead


    Obamau mau is at UNC to cheers and enthusiastic White students. Not a word of condolence for Eve Carson.

    My level of disgust cannot get higher.

  • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

    I rather you call me the name, because I like it.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Oh, really???
    Does anyone trust those voting machines used in 37 states?  The ones that go by the name “Diebold?”

    The New Zealand Press reports:

    According to election industry officials, electronic voting systems are absolutely secure, because they are protected by passwords and tamperproof audit logs. But the passwords can easily be bypassed, and in fact the audit logs can be altered. Worse, the votes can be changed without anyone knowing, even the County Election Supervisor who runs the election system.

    Another of a zillion reasons why the Internet MUST be kept liberated from government censorship!!

    Motto of the New World Order:   “In Diebold We Trust”


  • 2573366

    The fire aboard the USS Forrestal in 1967 killed 134 sailors. It has been widely reported that the fire was started when McCain, clowning around, “wet started” his jet. The blast from the wet start caused another jet to discharge its missles, causing the sympathetic detonation of another jet’s 500 lb. bomb. Within hours, McCain was whisked by helicopter to another carrier, the USS Oriskany out of fear for his safety.
    In addition, McCain, while a POW, was commonly refered to by his fellow prisoners of war as the “Hanoi Songbird”. I give you the “honorable” Senator from Arizona, John McCain.

  • holyflower

    “There is NO difference between Democrats and Republicans and anyone that thinks there is, is a fool”


    A simple test of the above proposition: Google “Immigration Report Card”  —-  or just clink on this link:

    What you will see is a map of the United States.  Click on your state.  See what grades the leading immigration restrictionist lobby, NumbersUSA, gives the Republicans in your state.  Now look at the grades NumbersUSA gives to the Democrats in your state.

  • I W

    Why did McCain, Hillary Clinton and Obama all attend the Bilderberg group meeting in 2008?
    Why did Hillary drop out of the Demoratic nominating process almost immediately afterward?
    I’m not wearing a tin-foil hat; merely asking questions based on verifiable facts.
    Why didCandidate Obama, of whom very few people had ever heard, have more money in his campaign fund in Dec 2007 than Any other two candidates, republican or demorat combined? From a field including the well funded McCain, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Romney, Huckabee etc. none of whom were by any standard ‘poor’, yet some junior senator nobody had heard of had more cash than all of them; before the process even officially started.

    Of course the election was rigged, partly by having a straw man running against Obama and partly by the outright purchase of the media’s whorish complicity.

    Their problem now is that, even with the slavering backing of the media apparatchik, it looks as if the Citizenry is so fed up that Strawman Mk II -Mitt Romney- stands a chance of defeating the mahogany idol.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at this point if we see the strategic use of a third candidate; a second ‘conservative’ strawman, backed quietly by a certain party or parties, with the intent of splitting the republican vote and making a three way contest that Obama may stand a hair of winning. Trump would fit this bill, and would likely take enough votes from Romney to put the nation solidly on the path of, ahem, darkness.

    Notice though that This Wikileaks release did not make the slightest ripple on the evening ‘news’.

    • I remember the information coming in to the state Rep HQ on the reports of voter fraud.  I believe that Penn and Ohio were briefly reported by Fox as having “irregularities”.  Beyond that I can personally say those were not the only weird things that some of us saw and knew about.  That election convinced me that there will be no untainted national races forever more.

      The extent of “dirty tricks” is a lot more incidious than can be reported, even if vast ballot stuffing incidents were reported.  At least in the state party HQ where I worked, some of us were venturing theories that either there were moles in high places or the entire damn political process is being manipulated by a shadow government or some global structure beyond our comprehension.  And as Forrest Gump was heard, “And that is all I have to say about that”. 

  • I W

    The story above was one of those late night tidbits that you hear once, and then never hear again. They are becoming fewer and fewer as the news control technology develops, but you still hear a few.

    Did you know that those antique radios, from the 1920’s through the 1940’s, were capable of recieving world wide broadcasts from almost anyplace? They carried multiple bands, so anyone could tune to a different news source at any time.
    Did you know that every radio broadcast on D-Day, June 6 1944 from CBS NBC ABC etc. was based on ‘unverified reports from German radio’?

    I have copies on WMV copies of ‘World News Today’ (brought to you by the makers of Admiral Radios) and other radio programming of the time, which are easily found and downloaded.

    But think about that. The News was not coming from our ‘free’ government, it came from ‘unverified’ reports from the supposedly unfree German official news broadcasts. And they could not Hide it because any radio in the country could pick it up, and enough people spoke German (for example) that everybody was bound to know sooner or later anyway.

    Then suddenly, radios were Only AM, except for a few die-hard ‘hobbiest’ radios.
    Only now, with the internet, is it again possible for people to again hear genuine news -from the horse’s mouth- so to speak. That is why they are so into looking at censoring the internet all of a sudden. 

    Sorry, off topic but I wanted to say that.

    -True Blue

    • MikeofAges

       It gets worse. Few people know that before the voice telephone took over, the telegraph network had developed into kind of a primitive internet. Stopped dead by the telephone, which reprivatized communication. In a novel written in the 19th Century, Ignatius Donnelley, a writer and former U.S. Representative, described an internet-like system in considerable detail. Later, H.G. Wells foresaw the same thing. We the people have to be ready always to protect our ability to participate in networked communication. We lost it with the rise of the telephone and technology necessitating centralized media in the 20th Century.

      We, in a way, fortunate with the internet. The internet has developed so rapidly that any effort to truncate it might well collapse the world economy in the bargain.

  • MikeofAges

     Wait a minute. When the Republican win a very close election, it’s stealing. When the Democrats find enough votes under a park bench to win a close election, it’s not stealing.

    Your guy Al Gore lost because he couldn’t win his home state of Tennessee, because he couldn’t hold the leftist voters who went off and voted for Ralph Nader, and because he couldn’t win one of two northern several swings states — either Ohio or  New Hampshire.

    Bottom line — he lost because he was a lousy candidate. Sorry. I know your dreams of a judicial dictatorship foundered on the rock of Bush v. Gore. But you can keep on trying to win that way what you can’t win in the voting booth and the hall of America’s elected legislatures. It’s your life.

  •  I have a long laundry list of reforms.  Yeah, it’s boring.  I recommend a strong caffeinated beverage before reading.  I would call it “comprehensive,” but the left went and ruined that word.