Fresh off getting their britches kicked over the Kavanaugh nomination, the American left has come up with yet another scheme to stymie the GOP and strangle the MAGA program in its cradle.
This is the product of John Burton, an Obama acolyte and political activist who, harnessing the crowdsourcing process (the “Wiki effect”), has signed up an army of amateur volunteers to examine the records of dozens of vulnerable GOP candidates with the intention of publicizing these findings in a string of October surprises.
Burton is an ex-banker who worked for the Obama campaign as an opposition researcher. After Donald Trump was elected, he joined the “Resistance,” according to his own words, out of guilt that he’d allowed Trump to be elected.
He immediately organized a telephone campaign in which, shortly after the inauguration, 78,000 callers contacted the Senate Judiciary Committee demanding an investigation into “Russian collusion.” Some sources give him credit for the Mueller investigation, which is arguable, to say the least.
Burton then applied himself to organizing “Citizen Strong,” a 501(c)(4) “grassroots” outfit dedicated to ending the Trump menace. Anticipating the 2018 elections, he has organized 16,000 volunteers who have been searching the net for “damaging material” on GOP candidates. Citizen Strong is targeting three Senate races, 22 House races, and 133 state legislative races in 13 states. The effort has been financed by what even his supporters call “dark money.” (It should also be mentioned that one of the individuals involved is an evident Russian immigrant named “Tanya.” Another is named “Vlad.” You’d really think they’d know better.)
The purpose is to unleash all this material prior to November 6, throwing GOP electoral efforts into chaos and delivering the seats in contention to the Dems.
Oh noes, whatever shall we DO?
A few examples of Citizen Strong’s exposés have already been released (though nothing on the chief target, Dana Rohrabacher, accused of – you guessed it – Russian collusion). They are less than world-shattering. We’ve been informed that the wife of Wisconsin state rep. Tyler Vorpagel, who has voted for welfare reform, was collecting unemployment while working on his campaign!!! It may come as news to J.P. Morgan alumnus Burton – as well as his Russian comrades-in-arms – that unemployment compensation is not welfare. It’s a form of insurance, paid for by workers while employed. We can be sure that Wisconsin’s middle- and working-class voters will know the difference.
Similarly, Representatives Mike Bost of Illinois and Dave Schweikert of Arizona will be pilloried for staying at Ritz-Carltons or the Waldorf while traveling – a silly piece of class warfare that might agitate Occupy activists but few others. Political offices do come with some privileges. This should be news to nobody.
The rest is of much the same tenor – all of it reaching, exaggerated, and essentially empty. Citizen Strong may have come up with something earth-shattering, but thus far, there’s no sign of it. Simply repeating “Blasey Ford” and underlining that this is the same type of operation – which it is – should negate the bulk of it. Mentioning such names as “McCabe,” “Strzok,” and “Page” would not be out of place.
It almost seems as if they’re so dispirited they’re just phoning it in now. If this is all they have, no wonder so many of them are pushing so hard for violent revolution. But the one thing we know for sure?
We can rest assured that there will be plenty more coming.
Yep. They’ll never stop; no matter how pathetic their efforts become, no matter how low they stoop, they’ll always find a way to stoop even lower.
Too bad for them that there’s no unseeing the ugliness and contempt for the country and its Normals that they’ve shown us the last two years. This sort of hamhanded, feeble sleaze—and sheer batshit lunacy, of course—is now all they have left. Sprinkle that with the suffocating stench of eau de loser wafting off of them, and…well, sorry, but I don’t see it changing any minds.