So far we've learned that Hillary's main advisor, pollster and PR-firm owner Mark Penn, is not only a union buster whose PR firm represents the likes of Blackwater, it turns out he has also been involved with the C.I.A. in overthrowing various governments around the world:
In his article, "Coup D'etat in Disguise," Jonathan Mowat described how these "polls" work: "Penn, Schoen and Berland (PSB) has played a pioneering role in the use of polling operations, especially "exit polls," in facilitating coups. Its primary mission is to shape the perception that the group installed into power in a targeted country has broad popular support. "
Gee, if that doesn't strike a nerve.
They've done it in Serbia, they've done it in Belarus, and in Georgia and the Ukraine. Mark Penn. And now he's doing it for Hillary in the good old U.S. of A.
For those of us who haven't trusted Hillary or her people since day one, those of us who have sensed that the corportocracy has been shoving her down our throats since before all the votes were lost in the last presidential election, the evidence is starting to pile up fast and deep that we are indeed vindicated in our suspicions.
I really don't like being told who my candidate is years before anybody has cast a vote. That sends up the red flags. And now the red flags are turning into something that sounds more like burglar alarms:
These days the U.S. has a new arch nemesis; Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Surely Washington would be delighted to get rid of him in the same fashion as all the rest. But there is one small problem; Hugo Chavez is no Slobodan Milosovic. He is immensely popular among the masses in Venezuela and throughout Latin America. Pro-Chavez parties have continued to win democratic elections over the last 8 years, and will most certainly win again in the December 3rd presidential contest. This time U.S. forces have their work cut out for them. They know that it is basically impossible to beat Chavez at the ballot box; he's too popular. It looks like they will have to go to plan B: a coup d'etat.
The U.S. has already set up camp in Venezuela, and all the original cast members are here. We've got NED, USAID, and yes, once again, Penn, Schoen & Berland.
Last week, Mr. Schoen, of Penn, Schoen & Berland, released the findings of his latest survey on the Venezuelan evening news. As expected, Penn's survey showed that Chavez's opposition, Manuel Rosales, was nearly tied in the polls with Chavez. Chavez, it showed, had only 48% support, and his opponent Manuel Rosales had gained significantly up to 42%. This poll is now being reported across all the major Venezuelan media, to a huge audience, showing that Rosales was gaining more and more everyday, and could possibly win. Mr. Schoen added his personal opinion, "The momentum is clearly with Rosales."(10)
With the help of the mainstream media, almost all of which is vehemently opposed to the popular president, these fake polls have reached a wide audience. All the newspapers, the major television channels, and internet news sites report the poll results as if they were true, valid, findings. They don't mention the fact that these findings are not supported by any other polling agency. Again, although the reality is that Rosales has almost no chance of winning in the December elections, much of the population now believes he will. The reality doesn't seem to matter, all that really matters is what the population believes. When their candidate loses by a large margin, it will be a difficult reality to deal with. If the opposition strategy works, it might be possible to produce large protests and even riots.
Nasty business that. Looks like Mark Penn really doesn't give a damn about actual "Democracy". He's one of those "the ends justifies the means" kind of guys. You know, like Bush and Cheney. And Rove.
Sourcewatch.com reports that Mark Penn was involved as well in the Venezuelan recall election of 2004, the 2005 elections in Britian (hired by Tony Blair of course), and the 2006 elections in Italy.
And just a couple of days ago, a "poll" here in the U.S. was released that "showed" that "Gore entry might help Clinton". Thankfully, we at Kos know that this supposed "poll" was conducted by none other than Matt Towery:
Mr. Towery served as the chairman of former Speaker Newt Gingrich's political organization from 1992 until Gingrich left Congress.
And guess who Matt Towery has contributed $2,300 to this cycle? Why none other than Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Towery, Matt A JR
Atlanta , GA 30327
Towery Communications/President/ CE
CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM (D)
HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT $2,300
So why are right-wingers actively and financially supporting Hillary Clinton? Why is Hillary's top advisor a man who has been involved in anti-Democracy CIA-backed coups in other countries?
Why would anybody in their right mind support Hillary Clinton at this point, and as this stuff sees the light of day?
How many paid Hillary shills are there at Dailykos? Why should I trust anything I read about her at this point?
And can we have some primaries before deciding who our nominee is?
And just for the record, I am not for any of our Dem nominees. I would back Gore if he would run. That's it.