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Author: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  October 7, 2019

Topic category:  Partisan Politics

Hillary Clinton Is Still Running Against Donald Trump and It May Become Official


"Elleithee offered one potential narrative: Trump isnít really looking out for you. That, he added, could include accusations of corruption, conflicts of interest and 'falsehoods.'"

The notorious Clinton "constant campaign" is continuing, corruptly, against President Trump.

The way things are going for the official Democrat presidential hopefuls, Donald versus Hillary II may be coming up next year.

President Trump has been accomplishing a lot despite the progressive obstructionists.

Imagine what President Trump would have accomplished without the Clinton "constant campaign."

Considering the ineptness of the alphabet networks and other Trump haters and the current Democrat presidential hopefuls, it is not surprising that Hillary Clinton wants to return to the White House and thinks it may be possible.

Joe Biden is being exposed as a way over the hill opportunist who put the financial interests of family over the best interests of the country and flailing pathetically between refusing to answer important questions and threatening to "beat" the President of the United States "like a drum," apparently thinking that will be more appealing than pledging to take the President of the United States "behind the gym" for a beating.

Proud of it socialist Bernie Sanders is too old and not physically up to the POTUS job, as well as the hopeful most likely to bring about another Great Depression.

Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg are proving that money is not enough to win the White House, as President Trump proved to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Kamala Harris won attention in the first Democrat presidential campaign this year by challenging Biden and exposing that he doesn't belong in the White House except as a tourist and then was stunned when Tulsa Gabbard did the same to her and exposed her as a phony as well. Gabbard will be back on the debate stage this month, but she can't even reach double digits, like the rest of the remaining Democrat presidential aspirants, except Elizabeth Warren, the socialist who claimed to be a capitalist as well as an Indian and is neither and who now claims to have been terminated as a teacher because she was "visibly pregnant" but told a very different story a few years back that is available on videotape.

When Sanders finally recognized that he needs to drop out of the race for legitimate health reasons, the bulk of his support will move to his best friend in the United States Senate, Warren.

That should be sufficient for Hillary Clinton to allow herself to be "drafted," perhaps like George Washington allowed himself to be drafted by the Continental Congress as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.

Kudos to Ben Kamizar for warning us what was coming back on January 25, 2017 (https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/315980-dems-continue-campaign-with-war-room-on-trump).

Kamizar:

"Itís been nearly three months since Election Day. But as far as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is concerned, the campaign against President Trump is far from over.

"While the party hashes out who will be its next leader, a group of two dozen operatives has assembled a party 'war room' singularly focused on taking on Trump.

"Zac Petkanas, the former Hillary Clinton campaign rapid response director who leads the project, told The Hill before Trumpís inauguration that he plans to wage a 'constant campaign' to keep up the pressure during the early days of Trumpís administration.

"'Thatís what it is going to take ó a campaign mindset, a campaign effort, campaign operatives who are looking at this administration the same way they would be as if they were still running against him,' he said.

"'That is the mindset that is required right now Ö to be able to break through in a meaningful way.'"

This is an effort to "break" President Trump and "collateral damage" to the nation be damned.

Kamizar:

"Donna Brazile, the party's interim chair, revealed the plans to start its war room in early January in the hope of putting the trove of information compiled during the Clinton campaign to good use as part of the Trump opposition.

"The four initial goals are targeting Trumpís conflicts of interest, researching possible connections to Russia, vetting the incoming administration and protecting former President Obamaís legacy."

CNN had to let Brazile go from their stable of rabid anti-Trumpers when her leaking of debate questions to Hillary Clinton became common knowledge, but don't worry about Brazile.

Worry about the nation and Fox News.

Brazile became and still is a Fox News contributor.

Kamizar:

"There, campaign veterans who lived and breathed Trump opposition research could reuse that institutional knowledge as the DNC positions itself at the front line of the anti-Trump forces. The war roomís roughly two dozen staffers worked with the DNC during the 2016 campaign, either in Clintonís camp or for the party itself.

"War room staffers include Petkanas, former Clinton spokeswoman Adrienne Watson, DNC digital director Tessa Simonds and DNC research director Lauren Dillon.

"The general strategy isnít new: The DNC devoted significant resources to rapid response for the George W. Bush administration, while Republicans hammered President Obama over the past eight years.

"Mo Elleithee, the former DNC spokesman who now leads Georgetown Universityís Institute of Politics and Public Service, told The Hill that the key to the Democratsí success will be whether they can use their efforts to push forward a message, instead of just pushing damaging information about Trump without a strategy ó 'constantly chasing a shiny object.'"

In hindsight, it's clear that bogus and/or unimpeachable charges have been "pushed" constantly and it's not stopping.

Kamizar:

"Elleithee offered one potential narrative: Trump isnít really looking out for you. That, he added, could include accusations of corruption, conflicts of interest and 'falsehoods.'"

That "potential' was realized, facts be damned.

Do you really believe that Trump ran for President to do Vladimir Putin's bidding, make his hotels more profitable and maybe be rewarded with permission to put a Trump hotel in Moscow?

President Trump never aspired to be Putin's pawn (or anyone else's).

Kamizar:

"Reportersí inboxes are inundated with every group and its own rapid response document. Being able to tie that together is going to be incredibly important."

Coordinating the Trump haters' efforts is such a problem.

Kamizar:

"Trumpís victory caught many Democrats flat-footed. Polls and forecasts claiming an almost-certain Clinton victory meant Democrats were already measuring the drapes at the White House.

"Now, the party is reshuffling its artillery pieces to prepare for the new reality.

"Leading Democratic operative David Brock met with high-dollar donors and prominent Democrats this past weekend in Florida to chart the course forward.

"Brockís American Bridge super PAC has its own war room staffed with campaign veterans. Brock is also raising money to create an online platform he touts as a 'Breitbart of the left.'

"Outside of Brockís orbit, groups like the Center for American Progress, Priorities USA and liberal issue groups are also gearing up for the new challenge.

"Petkanas sees the war room as a way for the party to start now as other groups chart their path forward, as well as serving as a 'clearinghouse of information' to help other groups, too.

"Having all of these various opposition efforts on the same page is important, Elleithee said.

"'If they are not singing the same song, they will sound out of tune. As long as thereís an agreed-upon narrative, they can do their own thing.'

"The firsthand knowledge gleaned from months of brutal campaigning will certainly be an important tool for the partyís fight against Trump. But Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election despite near-constant reports of damaging revelations about Trump that would have derailed any other candidate.

"Petkanas argued that the strategy could still be effective and pointed to Trumpís historic unfavorable rating as proof. Trump is the first president in Gallup polling history to take office with his favorability rating under 50 percent, even after Clintonís own scandals in the campaign helped keep the full spotlight from Trump."

Some people never learn.

Kamizar:

"Trumpís low approval rating is due 'in large part because of the work that people in this building, and many who were not, did to expose so many of the things people know about him,' he said.

"'Whatís going to work on Donald Trump now is that every day is a referendum on him.'"

Every day is an attack on President intended to defame and distract him.

Kamizar:

"The administrationís confirmation hearings presented the DNC with its dry run, giving war room staffers a chance to pore over hours of testimony. Instead of a full-court press on every single nominee, the DNC decided to pick its battles, looking to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumerís (D-N.Y.) public list of top targets.

"'Thereís a desire and a tendency ó because so many things are so awful ó that you want to engage on everything,' Petkanas said.

"'What weíve seen, both on the campaign and now, is if you engage on everything, you engage on nothing. Weíve been very deliberate on which Cabinet nominees to go all-in on.'

"Democrats havenít yet claimed a Cabinet victory.

"And while others such as Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Tom Price have had rocky stretches, Republicans are still pressing on with their nominations.

"But Elleithee argued that Democrats donít need a win just for a winís sake. Instead, the nomination hearings offer a chance to push the message even if no nominations are derailed.

"So far, the DNC messaging to reporters has sought to highlight missteps and moments where candidates break with Trump and prosecute the case that those top targets are either too corrupt or unqualified to serve in government.

"But uncertainty runs through the DNCís operation. Once the party elects a chair next month, that new leader will direct the partyís messaging moving forward. And while all of the seven candidates have signaled their interest in keeping up the pressure on Trump if elected, the exact nature of the war roomís future operations wonít be clear until those elections.

"Democrats have been pleased with Brazile's role as interim chairóshe stepped in just months before the election after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) resigned under pressure. Now, with her term ending, Petkanas said they are excited for the party's work to confront Trump under the new chair.

"'What this is doing in this intermediary period is to fill an immediate emergency need as this admin is setting up to ensure that nothing gets left along the sidelines,' he said.

"'My own personal goal is to ensure it is a program worth continuing.'"

The "program" was been a shameless failure, but it continues desperately.

Now we have evil Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, pushing for impeachment of President Trump and treating a transcript of a telephone call between President Trump and the leader of Ukraine as a springboard for a parody expected on "Saturday Night Live" and lying about the so-called whistleblower not having contacted "We," meaning Schiff and his Committee, before filing a whistleblower complaint.

Schiff earned four pinocchios from the Washington Post for that slimy stunt.

The House of Representatives should expel Schiff for disgracing it.

Then "Saturday Night Live" should hire Schiff (and Brazile too).

God save the United States of America!

Michael J. Gaynor


Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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