We know what you’re thinking… Far-fetched, right?
According to emails obtained by WikiLeaks, which is led by the embattled Julian Assange, Republican Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night. However, the candidate chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal emails obtained from the private intelligence and analysis firm, Stratfor.
Stratfor regularly reports on geopolitics, narcotics, security and terrorism, particularly overseas. The company, which was founded by George Friedman, has high-level subscribers including at least one former U.S. Secretary of State, various foreign governments, and intelligence agencies. The U.S. Marines and the Department of Homeland Security are also customers. In recent months, Stratfor was in the news because a still unknown party hacked the Stratfor website and obtained subscribers’ names.
Why did McCain choose not to pursue voter fraud allegations? Likely because, much like voter ID laws, it would have been perceived as racist.
Good to see things like this coming out nearly four years after the act. As opposed to say, in 2008, when it actually mattered.
More from Spero News:
In an email sent on November 7, 2008, entitled ” Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks **Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:
1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”.
Philly, eh? Wonder if Eric Holder would be interested in investigating more of “his people”.
Two days earlier, Burton wrote an email entitled “Insight – McCain #5 **internal use only – Pls do not forward **,” :
After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff’s desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence. The Nov. 7 email also contains allegations that Democrats made a “six-figure donation” to Rev. Jesse Jackson to silence him on the topic of Israel after an October 2008 interview in which he said Obama’s presidency would remove the clout of “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades.”
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous was in town on Wednesday for an event called, “Why Me? Racial Profiling in the Wake of the Trayvon Martin Shooting.” He took the opportunity to denounce racial profiling, but then immediately followed the event with some profiling of his own.
Via the Times Union:
Jealous spoke with reporters after the conference, and welcomed the news that George Zimmerman was now being charged with second-degree murder.
But while he may have denounced racial profiling in no uncertain terms when describing the Trayvon Martin shooting, Jealous tossed it around rather casually when describing the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.
Jealous added, “We have Mayor Bloomberg jacking up Syrian-Christians thinking that they’re Muslims in New York City because they run a bakery with a Middle Eastern name,” he said, “and jacking up Muslims because they’re Muslims, not because they’re criminals, and throwing young black men up against the wall probably because the police are afraid to go after young white men. Why? Because in New York City there ain’t no poor white men. No poor white people in New York City anymore. Those movies are about the Bronx or Brooklyn. Little Italy is a movie set at this point. And there are very few young rich black men, boys in New York City, walking home from school. And yet they get thrown against the wall, too.”
So Jealous believes that the police will only go after young black men because they’re too afraid to go after young white men – because there are no poor white men in the city. Really? Not one? Aren’t you kind of…. profiling?
Also, noticeably absent from Jealous’ comments was a letter written to the NAACP which killed the media-driven narrative that Zimmerman’s actions were racially motivated. Excerpts from that letter include:
“You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. I would presume the inaction was because of the fact that he was homeless not because he was black. Do you know the individual who stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church-goers to get out of church so that he could hand them flyers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??
That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.” — from a letter to Turner Clayton of the Seminole County NAACP written by “a concerned Zimmerman family member”.
But hey, that would ruin the narrative. Jealous is simply continuing the tradition started by his other race-baiting colleagues, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Their motto? Racial profiling for me, but not for thee…