Loony Lefty Jill Stein – Russia, Part Deux

Loony Lefty Jill Stein and the Russian influence investigation

Who is this loony? She claimed:

1] There are “real questions” about whether vaccines cause autism in children.

2] wi-fi in schools might be harming kids.

Her dependence on RT was notable:

3] RT regular Ajamu Baraka, who slammed the “gangster states of NATO,” was her choice for VP.

4] The only network to consistently cover her candidacy and invite her on air was RT.

5] RT hosted a primary debate for the Green Party.

6] She travelled to Russia in 2015 to attend that dinner where Putin lauded Flynn.

7] Shortly before that she attended an RT event and met with the Ambassador.

8] Claimed no knowledge of how and why Assange addressed the Green Convention on closed circuit to promote the wikileaks/Russian exposure of DNC emails.

9] Pretty much spouted the Russian lines about HRC throughout the campaign.

Now she claims that Senate committee interest in her Russian ties is an attempt to smear her and that she sees no evidence of Russian interference during the campaign season, because the intelligence community is often wrong.

Back in the day when the only foreign money in an American campaign was Canadian, MX, or Brit, generally from investors in multinational sellers like Schenley’s and Molson’s and Dos Equis, and generally to both parties, this was all tolerable. It was during the Clinton-Dole race when Chinese and Indian money went to Clinton and Saudi money to Dole in very big sums that we saw how campaigns could be bent and beholden. The Russians knew that this loony was a spoiler on the margins, and they knew that DJT was not a cold warrior R. Their objective was disruption and fragmentation of their adversary, and they could pick a D next time if it suited them, which it might well, against a traditional R.

I don’t know how we can possibly stop it from happening again. But somehow, keeping anti-American, as opposed to simply commercial, interests out of our campaigns would be a good thing. My guess is that the best we can do is continuing exposure.

Could we force American media voting ownership to be limited to American citizens? Would there be a constitutional bar? Could we create a credible ombudsman to expose the source of digital media rumors, in a timely fashion?  I wonder what the Intelligence Committees will advise.

And Jill Stein remains a complete loony.

19 Responses

  1. Jill Stein rant posted.

    See this:

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  2. There’s a very famous photo of her at the same banquet table as Vladamir Putin and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. She says no Russians spoke to Americans and vice versa at that dinner but that seems like a very overly narrow explanation of that trip. It would be like a photo of Ted Cruz’s dad having dinner with Lee Harvey Oswald. There just seem to be no logical innocent explanations.

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  3. “Now she claims that Senate committee interest in her Russian ties is an attempt to smear her and that she sees no evidence of Russian interference during the campaign season, because the intelligence community is often wrong.”

    This is amusing and ironic as she led the call for a recount due to the possibility of voting machines being hacked.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/30/jill_stein_recounts_are_necessary_because

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  4. “I don’t know how we can possibly stop it from happening again.”

    If “it” includes leaks to the press and things like Facebook & Twitter ads, then you can’t. And the cure would be worse than the disease. It’s also worth keeping in mind that Russia & Ukraine were engaged in a proxy battle throughout the campaign. Russia wasn’t the sole actor here.

    “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
    Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.

    By KENNETH P. VOGEL and DAVID STERN
    01/11/2017 05:05 AM EST ”

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446

    This will continue to happen as long as the US wields outsized influence in other countries affairs.

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    • Interesting link.

      What do you think about limiting media voting ownership to citizens? Or an ombudsman?

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      • I think it’s irrelevant when you can access foreign news sources anyway over the Internet. Among other things, foreign sources can often have better coverage, i.e. BBC, Guardian, Al Jazeera.

        Any attempt to construct a sanitized information bubble will fail.

        I always am in favor of ombudsmen to address issues with coverage and provide an institutional advocate for the readers, but it’s not a cure all for what’s been described here.

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  5. Jill Stein is yesterday’s news as far as Russian stooges go.

    The new pile on is about Donna Brazile.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/taibbi-why-donna-brazile-book-on-hillary-clinton-primary-matters-w511099

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