Trump is the runaway train no one expected. His words happen to hit the sweet spot in this cycle, and it seems even the party establishment can’t stop him. Or can they?
On 2004 election night, Ohio’s vote count mysteriously disappeared for several minutes while being transferred to a server down in Chattanooga and then resurfacing as a flipped count back in Ohio to confirm a win for George Bush. John Edwards demanded an investigation; but John Kerry limply said, “Drop it,” and conceded.
Most exit polls showed a win for Kerry in Ohio – which would have put him over the top in the 2004 election. But the little Chattanooga twist left him at a loss. What happened?
On Karl Rove’s command, the Republican Party’s chief IT consultant pulled a fast one at 11:14 pm Eastern. Ohio’s votes disappeared for several minutes, then reappeared with totally different results.
The consultant, Mike Connell, was subsequently under investigation for hacking election computers, sending data to Tennessee, then back to Ohio sanitized to show Bush won when the actual results were opposite.
The investigation went on for four years until 2008 when Mike Connell, an experienced airplane pilot in addition to computer geek, was deposed by attorneys Cliff Arnebeck and Bob Fitrakis to appear one day before the 2008 election about his actions in “tweaking” the 2004 Ohio results.
Before the hearing, Connell had said he was afraid George Bush and Dick Cheney would “throw him under the bus.” Cliff Arnebeck also alerted Ohio Attorney General Michael Mukasey to alleged threats from Karl Rove to Connell if he refused to “take the fall.”
Mike Connell’s plane “accident” was no surprise. He had crossed the line and was set to testify against Karl Rove – how elections were stolen since 2000.
How did Connell know? Because he was Rove’s hacker who flipped the results for the GOP. Countless times, not just Ohio.
Bad weather? Mechanical failure? Out of fuel?
Connell feared for his life and wrote messages to that effect before the “accident”. The circumstances were so suspicious and convenient for Karl Rove and the Bush White House, sabotage was no doubt.
Bush not only stole one election, but two. The incoming Attorney General Eric Holder refused to look into it – while also dropping the Valarie Plame case, WMD, Downing Street Minutes, and Wall Street fraud to protect the “political continuity” of the new President coming into office at a difficult time. Our “friends” sometimes are our worst enemies.
Anyone who steals national elections will effortlessly lie America to war. A conscience removed is corruption unrestrained.
Karl Rove was John Ashcroft’s political adviser in Ashcroft’s bid to be re-elected U.S. Senator from Missouri in 2000. Problem was – a popular governor, Mel Carnahan, was running against him and was expected to beat Ashcroft. Two weeks before the election on a foggy eve, Carnahan’s small plane went down near Goodman, Missouri.
Instead of being a victory for Ashcroft and Rove, Missouri voters elected the dead governor. Carnahan’s widow served out the term.
Two years later, Karl Rove was focusing on the Minnesota senate race where Paul Wellstone’s seat was up for grabs. Eleven days before the election, Wellstone’s small plane went down in mysterious conditions. Substitute Walter Mondale was defeated by Karl Rove’s pick, Norm Coleman. Rove won because of a convenient “accident”.
Small plane crashes right before elections – or before revealing legal hearings. Coincidences or patterns?
Just in case…. Donald Trump better check his mechanics – making sure “substitutes” aren’t slipped in or the current crew aren’t paid under the table.
Because if he continues to beat Bush in the polls, past practice says there’s a price to pay. Jeb may seem “gentler and kinder” than his brother, but the family has an unrepentant history. Karl Rove has not resigned from his role as chief political advisor to the family, plus his added arsenal now includes the Koch brothers.
We may not agree with Trump’s flamboyant rhetoric and anti-progressive agenda, but he’s still putting himself at risk by simply being the front-runner.
Riding around in helicopters and small planes may impress supporters, but they may also serve as a death trap – if Trump continues to trounce the family machine – that is, the Bush dynasty.
Check your mechanics, Donald!