So You Want to Play Politics, Do You?

By: Frank Salvato

It is true that in the United States, everyone who qualifies under the requirements of the Constitution has the right to run for office. In fact, the beauty of the American experience is that our nation is governed by her people, not a ruling class, or so it is supposed to be.

Currently, we are undergoing a rebellion against a professional class of politicians who have stolen government from the people. Since the beginning of our nation, opportunistic individuals have sought to manipulate the governmental system to both push ideology and enrich themselves.

At the national level, we have ideological groups that seek to alter the fabric of our nation; who attempt to circumvent the US Constitution at every turn. Additionally, there are political opportunists who see an avenue to wealth off the hard work of the American people. How else do people enter into office with modest means only to leave office as millionaires?

Then, of course – at the local levels of government, we have the “good ol’ boy” networkers. These individuals seek to maintain power in an effort to install a lingering status quo beneficial to their desires; desires that almost always end up lining their pockets and the pockets of their benefactors and cronies, even as they control our daily lives right down to the traffic patterns we have to navigate.

After generations of this garbage – from the local levels to national, people are rebelling. This is one reason President Trump came to office; a perceived outsider. It is also why a wave of people unfamiliar with the political world find themselves vying for office.

American politics is a rough and tumble game; game being a term of endearment from my perspective. Sadly, if one isn’t experienced in life, well-organized, backed by at least a modest amount of financial backing, and graced with a small army of people who will volunteer their time on behalf of the candidate, there is zero chance of being elected. And those who believe that a political campaign can be won simply through the exploitation of social media are either smoking something legal in Colorado or really haven’t been on social media lately.

One of the biggest pitfalls on social media platforms, where the political novice is concerned, is getting caught up in the “disingenuous debate”; getting snared by the “Internet trolls.” By common definition, a “troll” is:

“…a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion…”

This is a staple of the political operative, especially on Facebook. These people goad the novice into providing them with minutia information easily found on a campaign’s webpage. They do so in an effort to:

  • Occupy the novice candidate’s time;
  • Provoke the novice candidate into losing their patience/temper;
  • Drive the novice candidate to contradict themselves on matters of position;
  • Cede the narrative so as to allow the operative (read: opposition) to paint the novice candidate in a less than flattering – and often damaging – light.

These trolls also infect the efforts of volunteers who sincerely want to disseminate legitimate information about the candidate. The troll seeks to occupy the volunteers’ time and provoke them into sometimes heated exchanges that can often times reflect poorly on the novice candidate.

So, what to do about “disingenuous debater”; the Internet trolls; these political hacks (and this really is what they are)?

First, always take the high road. Stay focused on the primary task: disseminating fact-based, legitimate information. It takes two parties to enter into a debate, so don’t take the bait. This sometimes requires a great deal of restraint but not getting lured into a pseudo-debate with someone whose goal is disingenuous; to occupy time, capture the narrative and damage a candidate, is a great payoff for applying that restraint.

Then there are the nuclear options, which any candidate and/or campaign – established or otherwise – should only use as a last resort, the actions tempting to reflect directly on the campaign. One can report the “disingenuous debater” (read: political operative) to the forum’s administrators (if this avenue is chosen you have to thoroughly make your case so the administrators are sympathetic to your request and pray the administrator isn’t a troll, too) or you can block the operative, which very well may elicit calls of censorship.

The primary task on social media for any novice political candidate is to “identify the trolls.” Make a list of the trolls’ shine a light on them. Make sure each and everyone in your campaign knows who the trolls are and instruct them to offer a common response. This response should be to refer the troll to the webpage for more information and/or to avoid engaging them all together.

When a troll is left to the hollow echo of his or her own voice, the other readers of the forum are able to hear the shrill disingenuousness of their words; to see the transparent disingenuousness of their efforts. This, incidentally, leads to their efforts backfiring and painting their political choice with the stain of deception and dishonesty.

Frank Salvato is the operating partner at Archangel Organization, LLC, a reputation management and multimedia holdings group. He serves as managing editor of The New Media Journal His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, and Accuracy in Media, and is syndicated nationally. Mr. Salvato has appeared on the FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and is a host on The Underground Podcast Network.


The Denise Simon Experience – 06/07/18

The Denise Simon Experience

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Indictment of Leaker to Media, Wolfe and Watkins Romance

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Many in the media were quite upset with the breaking news that the cell phones and messages of a journalist were seized by the Department of Justice. Well, hold on Hannity. There were good reasons, this time.

The New York Times has/had this reporter, Ali Watkins, that decided to have a long romantic relationship with James A. Wolfe, a former Senate Intelligence Committee Director of Security. Seems Mr. Wolfe provided Ali Watkins with classified material and information that she exploited and published articles on.

Mr. Wolfe was formally indicted on May 2, 2018 and more counts may be added. What is also remarkable is Ali Watkins’ phones and communications were seized in February of 2018, so much for the New York Times being honest, candid and transparent, right?

The indictment refers to at least 4 reporters. After much cultivating of related stories, those reporters are possibly known as: Reporter #1 Manu Raju at CNN, Reporter #2 Ali Watkins at the NYT, Reporter #3 Marianna Sotomayor at NBC and Reporter #4 Brian Ross at ABC.

Now, this all goes back to Carter Page by the way. And while so many are turning on Trey Gowdy for his position on the FBI inserting moles, informants or spies, let’s go to context shall we?

In 2013, a group of Russian operatives, read spies, were inserted into New York, downtown Manhattan, operating undercover. All of them were part of SVR, known as Russian foreign intelligence. All the while, the FBI was listening to their calls and had bugged the New York office of the SVR. How about those names? Viktor Pododnyy, he worked to recruit Carter Page with some success. Igor Sporyshev, worked covertly as a trade representative and then we have Evgeny Buryakov. He worked undercover at the VEB bank on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan.

The operation included passing off documents at a particular location near a 1960’s abstract sculpture at the street level in the foyer. Sporyshev had the job of recruiting Americans willing to become intelligence sources for Russia. One such person was Carter Page. Carter Page is listed in court documents as Male #1. Page has admitted meeting with Russian operatives in 2013. To date, it is unclear if Page did provide any classified material or assistance to any number of Russian operatives as he has not been charged with any counts.

Of note, Evgeny Buryakov was charged and pleaded guilty in 2016, in a Manhattan court for conspiracy and was deported in 2017. In 2015, he was charged along with Sporyshev with aiding and abetting Buryakov and was also later deported. The United States, by the way, traded these men and a few others for 4 Russian prisoners.

Russia had dispatched 10 agents to the United States in 2010. That TV show, The Americans, was inspired by this whole case.

Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee Chair stated the committee has fully cooperated with the FBI/DoJ investigation and it is undetermined yet just how much if any classified material was compromised. Wolfe, the Director of Security for the committee, retired apparently this past March after 29 years in that role.

Back to Ali Watkins… she was so elated with her information at the time while she reported for BuzzFeed that she appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show to tell her story in April 2017.

While all this was going on last December with James Wolfe, lil’ miss Watkins knew something was up.

Maybe we should ask Senator Feinstein what she was talking about here with Ali:

And the beat goes on eh?


Two Democratic Socialists of America Marxists Win Montana State House Primaries

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Two Democratic Socialists of America Marxists have won state representative Democratic primaries in Billings, Montana by posing as Democrats. Do Democrats in Montana realize that Marxists posing as Democrats just won the Democratic primaries?

From Helena, Montana, DSA’s Facebook page:

So proud of these two DSA members who dared to run, and won! These were hard elections to win, but when we fight, we win! On to November to change the debate in Montana’s legislature!

Congratulations to Billings DSA endorsed candidates Jade Bahr for HD 50 and Amelia Marquez for HD 52 for winning by wide margins in their primaries tonight! When we fight, we win! 🌹

Billings, Montana Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America congratulate Marxist candidates who won primaries.

Jade Bahr is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne Nation and works with disabled adults in Billings. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequalities and Social Justice from the University of Montana in Missoula.

Amelia Marquez is Vice-chairperson at Yellowstone County Democrats and lives in Billings. She Studied for a B.A. in Mass Communication at Montana State University, Billings.

The Montana Republican Party needs to take this Marxist duo seriously.

Bahr and Marquez will have backing from dozens of DSA comrades in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Missoula and Kalispell. They will also have 37,000 comrades across the country rooting for them. That’s potentially a lot of money, phone banking and “Get Out The Vote” for a couple of obscure State House races in Montana.

DSA just won four primary races in Pennsylvania, two of them against well established moderate Democrat incumbents.

Bahr and Marquez need to be exposed as Marxists in Democrat clothing.

If anyone tries to tell you that Democratic Socialists of America is not a Marxist/communist organization, check out this recent video from Los Angeles DSA.


Hey Secret Service, Check it out While in Singapore

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

So, while the United States is finding a discreet way to pay for Kim Jung-Un’s travel and hotel stay in Singapore on Sentosa Island as North Korea is cash strapped… ah yeah sure, there are some other things going on in Singapore and Malaysia.

Let’s begin a few years ago. Sit back with this article, it is long but perspective and context is required.

(Note, it is allegedly closed, or Singapore denies it, but Secret Service check it all out)

(Reuters) – It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.

Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters.

Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for “military and paramilitary” organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.

Glocom’s Malaysian website, which was taken down late last year, listed the Little India address in its contacts section. No one answers the door there and the mailbox outside is stuffed with unopened letters.

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