Conspiracy nut and hate-mongering demagogue Hillary Clinton is preparing to make hay by linking Donald Trump to the so-called Alt-Right. The Democrats and their racial grievance travelers have devoted a good deal of time and effort to create a formidable bogeyman army for Trump. After all, what would the new Hitler be without his contemporary Brownshirts? So now comes the Alt-Right, a conglomeration of online elements that are being transformed into a unified movement by those seeking to fulfill a political agenda, foremost among them is Mrs. Clinton who is going to deliver a major address on the phantom menace this week in Reno.
The Hill reports “Clinton to give speech linking Trump to ‘alt-right'”:
Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech Thursday linking Donald Trump to the “extremism” of the “alt-right” movement.
Clinton’s campaign announced Tuesday morning that her Reno, Nev., speech would focus on Trump and his aides’ “embrace of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ political philosophy.”
This ‘alt-right’ brand is embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should concern all Americans, regardless of party,” her campaign said.
The alternative right, or so-called alt-right, movement has generally been comprised as those opposed to multiculturalism and immigration, according to The Washington Post, and has gained mainstream attention during this year’s presidential campaign as Trump seeks to maximize support among white voters.
The Washington Post confirms this avenue of attack with a big article on the Alt-Right entitled “Hillary Clinton plans to tie Donald Trump to the ‘alt-right’ and the worst of the Web” from which I excerpt:
A news release from the Hillary Clinton campaign on Tuesday morning contained a phrase that would have baffled those paying only casual attention to the presidential election — and baffled nearly everyone if it had been used 24 months ago.
“On Thursday, August 25,” it read, “Hillary Clinton will campaign in Reno, Nevada, and deliver a speech to address Donald Trump and his advisors’ embrace of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ political philosophy.” Understanding that “alt-right” might not immediately be understood by readers, the campaign offered a brief definition: “This ‘alt-right’ brand is embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should concern all Americans, regardless of party.”
The alt-right’s favored candidate for president is Donald Trump, manifested in its online activism and its deployment of Photoshop to Trump’s aid. Trump’s strong positions against immigration from Muslim countries and across the border from Mexico coupled with his apparently inadvertent penchant for tweeting racist and anti-Semitic imagery has been embraced by the alt-right (as well as self-identified racists more broadly). His decision to elevate Breitbart’s Steve Bannon to run his campaign only reinforced the alt-right’s appreciation. In an essay in The Washington Post last week, a former Breitbart employee declared Bannon’s ascension a “dangerous seizure of the conservative movement by the alt-right.”
That’s the appeal for Clinton. By criticizing Trump’s relationship with the alt-right, she gets to call Trump racist and anti-Semitic without calling him racist and anti-Semitic. She gets to tie him to what the worst of the community does (not that Trump makes those ties harder to draw). Clinton gets to summarize Trump’s worldview in its ugliest manifestation and run against that, and each time some bit of alt-right obnoxiousness breaks through into public awareness, she gets to use it as a cudgel against him.
Campaign chairman John Podesta explained the rationale in a statement to The Post. “We intend to call out this ‘alt-right’ shift and the divisive and dystopian vision of America they put forth because it tells voters everything they need to know about Donald Trump himself,” he said. “Republicans up and down the ticket are going to have to choose whether they want to be complicit in this lurch toward extremism or stand with the voters who can’t stomach it.”
The WAPO’s well-crafted propaganda blast mentions Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos several times, no small coincidence considering that Breitbart’s Steve Bannon is now onboard the Trump train. The effort appears to be led by Hillary’s own Goebbels – John Podesta – who runs the liberal think tank The Center for American Progress (CAP). Ironically the CAP was itself accused of harboring anti-Semitic sentiment in the past which is a diabolically Orwellian twist considering that Team Clinton will be looking to lump millions of American voters in with neo-Nazis and other fringe groups.
The real danger here is in the intentionally vague definition of the Alt-Right which can be morphed to include pretty much any opponents of Mrs. Clinton and her extremist agenda. So abortion foes, Christians, gun owners, pro-Constitution activists, former Ron Paul supporters, anti-interventionists, free-speech advocates, sovereign citizen groups, anti-war activists and any other dissenters should keep a very close eye on this vile anti-American witch hunt.
The Washington Post and other Clinton friendly media outlets will hammer the Alt-Right connection because if they actually devote time and space to the issues and the bombshell AP report that Hillary ran the State Department like a hardened racketeer it wouldn’t be good for business for the long-term.