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Bombs or Political Ploy? One thing is certain, the bevy of bombs is not what they appear to be
As Republican candidates surged across the nation in the final weeks of the 2018 mid-term election, out-of-the-blue appears packaged devices sent to Democrats and Leftists supporting Democrats. Is this the work of Right-wing fanatics, as news media pundits on the Left would have us believe? Or is there a more sinister plan afoot?
After the first "bomb" was discovered Monday, apparently "targeting" billionaire Leftist radical George Soros, a bevy of new "bombs" apparently "targeting" high-profile Leftist Democrats and their Leftist supporters were discovered Wednesday and early Thursday.
There are a number of clues that point to several possibilities for motives. According to experts, these "bombs" were deliberately designed to not detonate, apparently their construction was directed or performed by a skilled bomb maker to create "bombs" similar to the fake bombs used in films and on television. Some observations:
A digital time is prominently taped to the center of the "bomb." Real bomb makers would never do that because it shows the precise time to detonate (assuming the bombs were functional) and is a waste of space as much smaller devices can be used.
The packaging is designed to draw attention to the package (excessive postage, large block lettering, misspelled words). A real bomb maker would never do that, instead, bomb packaging would be designed to not draw attention.
The construction of the devices (and the misspelling of names) is designed to make the bomb maker appear to be unintelligent. Yet the consistency of the evidence suggests an intelligent person attempting to deceive is behind these devices.
Given that the bombs were (1) not intended (or perhaps not capable) of detonating, and (2) were intended for radical Leftists and leading voices of the Democrat Party, there are only two rational possibilities:
The bombs were designed and built by radical Right-wingers sending a "message" to Democrats. But what "message" would that be? Clearly, such actions only elicit sympathy for the intended "victims" so what possible advantage would there be to any Right-wing fanatic? None. What benefit could such actions have for Republicans? None. In fact, only negative publicity that is exactly not what Republicans would want.
The bombs were designed to staunch the hemorrhaging of support for Democrat candidates in the mid-term. Democrats have seen their "Blue Wave" reduced to a trickle and in real danger of drying up entirely as a "Red Wave" built-up during the closing weeks of the campaign. What better way to motivate Democrat voters to get out and cast a sympathy vote for targeted Democrats? If this only affected 0.5% of the vote (one-half of one percent), it could mean the difference between taking control of the House and being submerged by a Red Wave. This is a far more likely scenario because Leftists are consumed by their own hubris and convinced they can pull whatever trickery they want to deceive voters to their advantage.
Any notion of terrorism can be set aside because real terrorists would not pull such a bonehead stunt and they would not target just one political party.
The most likely scenario is that the Soros "bomb" was a test run to get media pundits on the "usual suspect" Leftist TV outlets primed for the main event. And, on cue, Wednesday they were non-stop blaming (of course) President Trump on the absurd basis that his calling out the "fake news media" was a greater threat than Rep. Maxine Waters' hysterical lunacy wherein she encouraged Democrat supporters to acts of incivility, intimidation, bullying, and verbal assaults. Waters' lunacy was joined by former AG Eric "kick them" Holder and the ever-present confused mind of Hillary "the loser" Clinton who also encouraged acts of incivility.
With the Fascist ANTIFA and BLM groups terroristic actions, the shooting at Republican ballplayers that nearly killed Rep. Scalise, the mobs on college campuses denying conservative voices an opportunity to speak, violent mobs attacking Whites and shouting racial slurs, incivility and bullying of Republican lawmakers and their families, it is clear that the mob tactics of the Left have not set well with normal, rational Americans of all political persuasions.
We've seen the Democrat Party of the 1950s and 1960s slowly deteriorate over the years into the Leftist swill that currently passes for the Democrat Party. The Clinton loss in 2016 triggered the collapse of rational discourse and apparently blew the lid off civility for Leftist Progressive Democrats who see their sure-fire grip on this country being smashed by the massive successes of President Donald Trump's administration.
The success of the tax cuts in bringing business and industry back to the USA (an accomplishment Barack Obama claimed was impossible), the success of trade negotiations that are creating a level playing field so the USA isn't always going up a steep slope, the strong stand on protecting our borders from the invasion of illegals, and finally, the exposure of the complete bankruptcy of the Democrat Party during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, all created the building momentum of a Red Wave that would swamp the Blue Wave Democrats were counting on to help continue their "resistance" movement.
The trend of polls showing movement toward Republicans had to be stopped. What better way than to create sympathy for Democrats while demonizing Donald Trump? The Left viewed this as an opportunity to do something... anything... to stop the poll movement. Their solution would entail no risk to the "targets," would simultaneously generate sympathy for all Democrats while undercutting Donald Trump's message as he tirelessly campaigns for Republican candidates across the nation.
The only problem is, the stunt was poorly timed. The level of surveillance and outstanding investigative capability of the FBI will uncover who was behind this and it will happen in a fairly short time. Don't expect much coverage by "the usual suspects" who will carry on just as if it had been Donald Trump who mailed those devices!
Don't be surprised if this isn't the only "October/November" surprise the Left has planned. Vote fraud and election-day disruptions aimed at suppressing Republican and Independent turnout are highly likely.
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.