In less than 2 weeks your intrepid blogger has been given firsthand knowledge that Politico is attempting to perform the work of DCCC opposition research in targeted congressional races. 1. Politico attempted to spin the loss of Christy Smith to Mike Garcia in #CA25 5 days before it happened – suggesting that the reporter was tipped off as there was no public polling available. 2. Politico wrote a cheap shot hit piece article against Ted Howze in #CA10.
It appears that the Democrats are using Russian fake twitter-bot farms. Just today, I checked Ted Howze’ twitter feed and an account with 0 followers quoted DCCC pablum and had 9 tweet likes from accounts with 10 or less followers.
One of the goals of the democrats and their partners in the media and twitter is to try and play Republicans off against each other. This includes Mentioning President Trump repeatedly in order to try and get skittish consultants (or party chairman) to acknowledge they are trying to avoid President Trump.
Another tactic is using fake twitter accounts – which Politico cited in their first hit-piece against Ted Howze. The “Reporter” Ally Sputnik-Mutnick penned both pieces referenced previously. Another Politico reporter Carla Marinucci is on a CNN-Level rampage jihad against President Trump and CONGRESSMAN Mike Garcia.
This behavior is not unique. For example, Josh Richman parlayed slipshod reporting in to a Press Secretary gig with Eric Swalwell.
Yet another tactic is re-airing decades old un-vetted smears, which they appear to be doing in #CA45 against Greg Raths. (Hey NRCC, I thought #CA45 was not on the target list?)
In the case of #CA10 it has been made clear to me that Politico and other media outlets are vetting more social media smears against Ted Howze. Politico already admitted they got the poorly vetted Twitter smears from a democratic operative.
This does seem to be having an effect on Republican operatives that are continually looking over their shoulder. You’d think that after 4+ years of a psychotic media rampage against President Trump that these political insiders would be prepared for the media to expand their creative reporting to Congressional Candidates.
Still others, it appears resent the presence of President Trump in the first place and use poorly vetted smears as confirmation bias of the wrong-headed opinions they still hold.
Whatever the cause, Republican political insiders need to grow a spine and/or finally accept that the President is indeed Donald Trump and the future of the GOP in 2020 is indeed in his hands. Fighting against it or deliberately falling victim to the same un-vetted political attacks against the President will have disastrous consequences.
The media knows that establishment are weak at the knees which is why they continue to run cheap shot articles in hopes they will break through and have the desired effect – in this case trying to separate Ted Howze from institutional support as they know Josh Harder is vulnerable.
P.S. – here is a facebook post that is unlikely to be covered by the DCCC Hacks at Politico:
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