NEO – State of the Union before US Elections

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by Jim W. Dean, …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

[ Editor’s Note: A new record has been set with 36 million voting early, an indication of a big turnout. We will know by Wednesday morning who did the best job, including the vote riggers.

Here in Georgia, the Republican Secretary of State running for governor has purged 50,000 off the voting rolls in the last minute for misbehavior, such as not being active. He is running neck-and-neck with what might be our first black and female governor.

It’s going to be one hell of an election day. The House looks like it will go to the Dems, meaning Trump’s legislative agenda will hit a brick wall, and they will start tearing down what he has done, just like he did to them.

Repubs have a good shot at keeping Senate control, so any surprises there will come from results that do not follow the polls.

Bottom line for me, I can’t wait until it is over, as I am sick of listening to it all, knowing they are getting none of the people’s work done when so much is needed. God save us all from these people.

And I also want to pass on a special thanks to the editors of New Eastern Outlook for publishing this on election eve, when they don’t really have a dog in the fight. But one thing we have be able to share with them in detail over the years is that timing can be a critical thing in our business.

We did the same with Press TV in the early days of building up the Viewpoints commentary section into millions of readers. We asked for posting our articles within 24 hours, and we would give them our best material. They did it, and it worked Jim W. Dean ]

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– First published … November 06, 2018

The US midterm elections will soon be over. Some will be celebrating, with others passing the crying towel around. Another group of spinmeisters will then go to work for those who have lost, claiming Russian interference or whatever they can invent to dodge responsibility for their own failures.

My goal here is not to make election predictions, as that is a fruitless game. We live in an age of rigged polls and corporate journalists taking assignments from paying clients on their political reporting. And then of course we have social media, one of the biggest election “interferes” of all.


The winding up of this midterm election had a new twist with the invasion of instant messages into my phone, some from Trump himself and even the washed-up Republican religious phony Ralph Reed invading my in-box. I am told I am powerless to prevent this, a sign of the times, that we have only the rights that “they” have not decided to take away from us yet.

I thought a better focus before the big day next Tuesday would be to reflect on what is happening to Americans as a people, a country, and the ripple effect that can have on the rest of the world. Sure, we will have some political changes on November 7th, but might that be just rearranging the deck chairs on the good ship Titanic that is sailing on a steady course to disaster?

What difference will the election make?

If the US House is retaken by the Democrats, the major impact will be that we are going to see two years of revenge on Mr. Trump. Whether the House will have the courage to dig into those behind him is a different matter. The Deep State boys play a group defense and have a history of discouraging troublemakers via their extensive tool kit.

The chairmanships of the committees would have senior Democrats in charge, including the investigation ones. They would focus on tearing Trump down before the 2020 elections by digging deep into his full dirty closet, and this would include his family.

General Michael Flynn knows he made a big mistake bringing an under qualified son into his influence pedaling, get-rich-quick consulting business, where he got indicted right beside his father. Flynn should have known better. When you are doing doggy business deals, keep your family far away, and your legal litigation savings account full at all times.

One of the “winner take all” ploys the Republican majority inflicted on the Democrats was a rule change where the ranking committee chairman can issue subpoenas on his sole authority. The opposition party has no say whatsoever. Democrats are already saying that if they take the House back, the Republicans will regret making that move with the Dems now able to use that tool on them.

Jared Kushner will be one of their main targets as he has been Trump’s secret messenger to arrange deals and “arrangements”, which no staff witnesses or any paper trail would be left to reveal. These types of insider dealings have involved Netanyahu and of course Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince.

News coverage of the Khashoggi case has only lightly touched on a below-the-surface reason why the US Congress was so quick to condemn the Saudis. It surprised my old-timer Washington watchers, as the Saudis have long been known for spreading a lot of cash around Washington to have friends when needed.

To see both parties criticizing the Saudis publicly, even using the sanctions word, caught many of us off guard. We then learned that the so-called $110-billion arms deal was in effect a paper deal, something for Trump to brag about, but where nothing has been done. Worse, a deadline had passed on the Saudis beginning one of their biggest purchases.

Lockheed has spun the delay as still being in negotiation, stating that it is “the largest order we’ve been waiting on”, and “has not taken place yet”, and is “not sure when that will take place.” That is PR talk that there really never was an order.

Veterans Today’s sources tell us the hang up has been over Lockheed’s THAAD missile system being too expensive and second rate, compared to the Russian S-400 system.

The Pentagon and State Department have pressured countries not to buy Russian arms which keep its defense industry running at a higher volume and also help to fund research and development to maintain its qualitative defense on a much smaller budget than the 10 to 1 superiority of the West.

The US high-ticket weapons platforms with their endless performance issues and cost overruns like the F-35s have given Moscow the opportunity to offer a better and cheaper model. Whose fault is that?

Where will the Iran sanctions go?

The Big Bad Wolf Iranian oil sanctions have collapsed before our eyes. It appears that there really was no excess production capacity to come on stream to prevent a big price hike on oil and gas. Saudi Arabia claimed it had replaced the Iranian production as a favor to them, but that turned out to be a bluff.

While the EU has talked a good game on its commitment to defeat the US sanctions by doing business with Iran, it could not find a member country willing to physically host its vaunted Special Purpose Vehicle operation, which would find itself in the cross hairs of the US Treasury Dept.

Closing Iran’s oil production down to zero has been exposed for the wild dream it always was, something the Israelis will be unhappy to see, as they view themselves as future oil and gas exporters when their offshore wells come on stream, and what they later plan to get out of the Golan Heights.

Targeted countries, which include everyone but the US, are working full speed to build financial settlement workarounds to prevent being colonized by the US financial system, which has openly been turned into a geopolitical weapon under Trump.

Will there be a WWIII?

Yes. We are already in it. The proxy terror wars have been going on full bloom for some time, with the UN powerless to do anything to stop them. Anyone who does not see that the US has launched a full-scale financial war has been asleep. Read Gordon Duff’s recent NEO, The Wizard War against humanity, the threat of hidden science.

Corporate media has not dug deeply into the motivation for the current US offense, even though they only have to scratch the surface to find it. What did they expect from a US that is over $20 trillion in debt? How does it keep from imploding at some point?

It has to turn the world into the old Pac Man computer game, where it goes around gobbling everything up to keep the bubble afloat.

And even worse, the US has already shown its cards that it will use its military to protect itself financially. WWII saved Roosevelt, as none of his stimulus work programs had created a single permanent job.

That is why he and Churchill backed Japan to the wall in cutting off its oil and scrap metal imports, forcing it into its preemptive Pearl Harbor strike plan to win a short war. It did not work out.

Could the world financial system collapse?

That is a growing concern. Even Baron Rothschild is worried. As for stock holdings he says, “The cycle is in its 10th positive year, the longest on record”, adding to that, “potentially destructive” debt levels in Europe and now the Trump trade wars.

As happened during the last banking implosion, the US came to the rescue, the only player that could create money out of nowhere to supply the needed liquidity to run a world where short term credit is the lifeblood of trade.

Triggering a war usually triggers emergency financial powers, price controls, rationing, etc. Can you imagine Trump exercising such power? Baron Rothschild is shaking in his shoes at the thought of it, and so should we.

What will happen to Trump?

The Robert Mueller FBI investigation went super quiet prior to the coming elections, following the rules of taking no action that could influence an election. No one really has a clue as to what Mueller will do.

We see the Republicans quietly planning a safety net for themselves in a post-Trump world, just in case, starting with the grooming of replacement candidates. We are hearing that Nikki Haley’s job will be to make a primary run and fire up the women who are bleeding away from the Republican Party due to the long abuse record of Trump.

Trump had only been attending carefully controlled events which can be safely choreographed in places like Montana, where the crowd had to be bused in from hundreds of miles away. A lot of his original base has melted away.

Even yesterday he was cautious in his remarks on the House remaining Republican, unlike his usual bravado, “when in doubt, just fake it”.

But he has been campaigning as hard as he could to keep the Senate, and what the Republicans are openly admitting, to “minimize” losses in the House. The 43 Republicans retiring created a lot of open contests for Democrats.

Regardless of what happens next Tuesday, we are all sailing through dangerous waters, where a number of bad things could happen to spin a world economy out of control. Since 2000, we have endured economic downturns twice, and I fear number three is waiting in the wings.

Jim W. Dean, managing editor for Veterans Today, producer/host of Heritage TV Atlanta, specially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

 

17 COMMENTS

  1. Just love the comments as I see many deluded folks on VT.

    In many parts of America things are happening and positive for many like my home town of Milwaukee WI that is if you are educated or have a marketable skill set.

    The future? Look at large population centers like California and IL as they have one party rule in the Democrats as they do not cater to the idiot evangelicals and old boomers who watch Fox News and simply push them to the side to move America forward and this trend will continue into 2020.

  2. ” And two Republican incumbents who were indicted this year — Duncan Hunter in California and Chris Collins in New York — both won their races.”

    People just walked in and voted red across the board, not even knowing who was on the ticket. Collins won by 3,000, and this is upstate NY.

  3. I heard my Father say many times the same words Jim said: Even by 1940 all the government spending and job programs had not ended the depression. Only the massive spending of WWII did the job. This was followed by higher prices for cars and consumer goods and higher interest rates.
    While it may seem small, Lowes announced yesterday the closing of 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada. While they operate 1800 stores, still all is not rosy is it as Trump would claim? Sears is on the rocks when it should have been on top since it had the catalog sales program over a century ago! The massive debt of over $20 trillion and rising is totally unsustainable but almost no one even talks about it. Congress does not seem to even care. But nature will take its course. It won’t be pretty. If the US starts WWIII do not assume it will survive without a major hit or possible total destruction to ashes. Israel may be the first to be turned into ashes.

    • Both totally corrupt political parties must be totally dismantled with all laws involving them totally revoked and start over. The only person so far to be prosecuted was black Bill Cosby while Slick and his wife still are free as birds, making millions or billions of easy bucks and to add insult to injury have Secret Service protection by armed guards paid for by us lowly taxpayers. Obviously something is very very wrong in the old U S of A today.

  4. Here in Michigan, the marijuana legalization initiative is on the ballot which brought me out of my hermitage. The fundegelicals sent out a massive mailer against it, which was promptly tossed into the round file. There is another initiative, one aimed at stemming gerrymandering which the Reps are so fond of using. And of course the rest of the ballot which consists of voting for university regents, people I know nothing about, whoe are they? A number of judges to sit on the bench and collect a paycheck while trashing our rights; or to re-elect the useless swine who are either completely compromised or don’t give a rat’s ass about anything except their laundered checks.
    There were a good number of libertarians on the ballot this time.
    I made my choice. I ignored both the usual suspects… the other two candidate representing two dinosaurs of politics in America.

    • On another note Marine Le Pen is slated to win this time while Macron enjoys single digit approval ratings.
      Looks like the people of France as well as Germany have had it with these neo- liberal retards. Merkel is also headed for retirement. At least she won’t have to put up with having tomatoes thrown at her.
      tRump is now at the lowest rating yet at43%. I would hazard a guess that any politician attempting to get into office on tRump’s coat tails will have a fight on their hands. Actually I don’t see tRump out there stumping for very many as the last time was a disaster.

    • All “street” drugs must be legalized and regulated as we did with intoxicating liquor in 1933. Prices would instantly drop and many problems would be solved or reduced like police corruption and spread of diseases which render use of antibiotics almost worthless in some cases. Read the article “Let Those Dopers Be” by former Police Chief Norm Stamper. Of course this would harm the criminals in our government who are reportedly in the illegal drug sales business. Mexico must do the same.

  5. I voted early. This time a marijuana legalization initiative was on the ballot (Michigan) along with a measure to hopefully put an end to gerrymandering used so much by the Repubs. I did receive a mailer a week or so ago railing against the evils of Marijuana, figured it was from the FOP or corporat prison for profit lobby but more likely from the idiot fundegelicals.
    America has had 8 years of the Obama/Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky neo Marxism whereby we have witnessed privacy get tossed out the window, the rapid rise of the police state and cultural Marxism. Freedom of speech is considered rayciss and hate. America’s college campuses are now wastelands of PC/SJW cess pools run by Marxist, socialists and communists. America’s cities, those run by democrats, have fallen into near third world status due to the neo-liberal policies of high taxes and regulations that discourage business.

  6. Calling a ship the Titanic was moronic then claiming it would never sink. Were do the titans live anyway? It had all those American industrial millionaires that opposed the the Fed Res.
    We are on the Titanic.

    • The Titanic fulfilled a useful function. She broke the back of the Robber Barons, at least for awhile. Never again did the rich and powerful gather together in such a vulnerable space. Teddy followed up with his own haymaker to knock them down. This didn’t last long, but it gave the people time to organize and fight back, with Unions.

  7. Voting for the “lesser of two weevils” has not changed since the days of Samuel Clemens. His famous quote was “If Voting changed anything it would be illegal”. That was over a century ago, and nothing has changed.

  8. The voting industry has become a major financial segment of our economy. Any person would have to dedicate nearly all of their ‘down time’ to vetting and voting to have any degree of knowledgeable intelligence.
    Here in NY’s 27th district, Nate McMurray , a New Democratic challenger to incumbent Chris Collins, had nearly a zero chance of winning until Collins was arrested. McMurray won a Town Supervisor position by one vote and had been there for a year or two. Collins is another one who got his whole family arrested similar to Duncan Hunter, and “family indictments” is a thing this election cycle. NY’s court docket looks to be full this winter with cases against Trump and the Catholic Church , and the new attorney general looks to be the first black woman to hold state wide elected office, and is a public advocate. I guess public advocate is the new term for someone who actually works for the people. Silly me, I thought elected official was the term.
    Anyway, I’ll be voting for the first time in years.

    • It’s a rainy day here in GA, always a turn out suppressor, hence the big push for years now for early voting. Black folks here have been very organized on voting, including the churches. The gather up all the old folks by precinct at their nearest church and bus them to the polls. It’s an all day social affair. They even go out to nursing homes and help those folks due mail voting. On the flip side, large numbers of young people don’t vote, and some…like never. Repubs have done everything they could to steal this one, with their candidate having been Sec of State, but where there were no statutory conflict of interest issues. No one can remember a person coming from that position to run for governor.

    • Hoverin’ by my suit case
      Tryin’ to find a warm place
      To spend the night
      Heavy rain fallin’
      Seems I hear you callin’

      A rainy night in Georgia
      A rainy night in Georgia
      It seems like it’s rainin’ all over the world
      I feel like it’s rainin’ all over the world.
      Tony Joe White/ recorded by Brook Benton

    • It would seem, if you name a state Georgia, that it would be destined to be led by a woman.

      I wonder if the persona would be different if they just named it George and Atlanta was Atlantis.