Manufacturing the Blues: The Media’s Fight to Keep You Down

Manufacturing the Blues: The Media’s Fight to Keep You Down

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When did it all begin? When was the first moment the media transitioned from “Trump can’t win” to “Trump won and we’re screwed”…? I think we can look to the moment CNN and other networks began showing downward trending market futures while western state polls were still open. This dramatic and completely unprecedented intrusion by the media on our election process is the only real “collusion” that has been evidenced thus far. In Europe, they lock down all media and much of social media on Election Day, in some kind of pathological response to the fear of an educated voter. In America, it’s the opposite. Our media inserted themselves into the election in ways never witnessed before, and they’re not finished yet.

Sure, we are all guilty of watching the election night video clips of the media meltdowns as Trump defied all expectations and shattered the careers of many a pollster and pundit. With that acknowledgment though, we must face the reality that the media never got up off the mat since that night, and they damn sure didn’t intend for you to do so, either. Since the midnight hour of November 9th, we have been besieged by a sociopathic and relentless media assault; desperate to defy optimism and strip the new president of any typical transition or national unity. In a metaphorical sense, they succeeded, but in a practical sense, not so much. In their efforts to destroy Trump, they have only succeeded in destroying themselves, and to some extent, the nation’s trust in many public institutions. It is the very definition of a Pyrrhic victory.

So in stony silence, and with clenched teeth, I watched every Sunday news show today. Would you believe in that five hours of “news analysis,” that there was not one mention of a record setting market? Not one mention of consumer confidence or private sector job gains? Nothing. Zilch. Nada. All Russia, with a dash of the health care blues. It was a staggering display of stamina on the part of the established media. A ceaseless and dogged attempt to drive the viewer into a state of paralysis and fear. Ethics in journalism have been readily replaced by seedy manipulation and standards have simply disappeared. Watching the display, day in and day out, one can’t help but become desensitized by it all. If not for my profession, I’d be content to join Sebastian Gorka’s parable of cartoon watchers.

Here now they will inundate us with “troubling” reports of mythical collusion and pound us into oblivion with skewed polls. They haven’t learned a thing since the election. Donald Trump’s base is unflinching and unwavering. It seems to stun them, and they bemoan this fact openly. It is my one source of amusement in all this madness. I must admit, taking up this journalistic endeavor myself, feels a little like trying to maintain sanity while living in an asylum. Perspective is hard fought and won in this battle for news analysis. Each day is a fight against varying degrees of misinformation and outright fabrications. Steady though my hand may be, I am nonetheless embroiled in a constant mental battle as to whether to engage the nonsensical debate head on, or ignore it altogether. Some days it’s harder than others to decide.

Long story short: don’t let the bastards get you down. This information war will not be a short one, so you’ll need a little faith and a lot of discretion. I am marching right along side you. I will do my best to dispel the lies and quell the increasingly prevalent click-bait rumors. Just know this, the latest Washington Post poll surveyed a paltry 23% of those who identified themselves as republican. 23%. Pretty amazing we have a majority in congress, all statehouses and governorships. Not bad for a party that only warrants 23% of a poll.

While 23% doesn’t sound like much, it’s a number the media in America will never reach again in public trust. They have sought vengeance on this president. Those who seek vengeance should remember to dig two graves. For the purposes of this discussion, those allegorical graves will house the media and the Democratic Party that marches with them in lockstep. They will have only themselves to blame.

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

Unhinged: Washington Post Plays Typhoid Mary for the CIA

Unhinged: Washington Post Plays Typhoid Mary for the CIA

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I can almost hear the conversation after the last election in the Post’s editorial boardroom: “If some bots in Macedonia can infiltrate the Internet with fake news and innuendo, just imagine what we can do!” Followed by someone remarking, “Bezos will love it.” Sure enough, the Post has taken an almost hysterical and frenzied approach to spreading rumors and outright lies through “anonymous sources” and “people close to the current or prior administration.” It’s remarkable just how unremarkable the rest of the established media has found the Post’s dreadful record of accuracy during this time period. It’s propaganda now, plain and simple: A virulent strain of misinformation permeating every sector of a diseased and maligned Fourth Estate.

We’ve been here before; deviantly manipulated by lying, cynical intelligence agencies directed to provide a surgical and pre-packaged lie for public consumption. WMDs in Iraq, anyone? Then CIA Director George Tenet stood before the 9/11 Commission and lied about meeting with President Bush in August of 2001 regarding a very specific terror threat report. In fact, it was later revealed he met with Bush, after all. Twice. Lies. A common theme in the most vitally important intelligence game of all, the one called “cover your ass.” Tenet is also well known to be responsible for doctoring a false Intel report regarding a connection between Saddam’s Iraq and Al Qaeda, which directly contributed to the humiliating and career-ending presentation to the UN by Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Lies. All conceived by our own Intel Agencies to get a desired result. It worked then, convincing 2/3 of Americans that Iraq possessed WMDs, and it worked now, convincing 2/3 of Americans that Russia tampered with our election. The Tenet protocol didn’t stop with his retirement in disgrace. It was borne out during the Obama era under his old protege, John Brennan. Brennan spearheaded a similar ulterior operation to deceive us, from November to now, that the Russians did anything substantial to massage the results of our presidential elections. Brennan, using Tenet like manipulation, disseminated misleading Intel reports to media sources that indicated a false narrative. Then going on TV, and before Congress, and saying something totally different. It’s a bait and switch operation that plays right into “cover your ass.” It’s also predicated on lies and weaponized intelligence.

The Washington Post, for its part, much like its majority owner, Jeff Bezos, is functioning as a CIA propaganda machine. There is no fundamental difference between the Post to the Deep State mission than Pravda’s mission under Stalin. No discernible difference at all. The Intel community and the Fourth Estate are “bedded and wedded” at this point. This is a marriage made in hell for the American people. Our “free and open” media is actually entrenched and closed off in a mission of concerted lies and innuendo; imposed upon by a subterranean army of subterfuge, acting at the behest of the former administration. The only facts I can find that exist without dispute in this media barrage, are that our mainstream press has been hopelessly compromised and our Intel community is dangerously and inherently broken.

In 2002, then Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, issued a statement on the work of the Intel community leading up to and after 9/11: “The administration wasn’t using intelligence to inform their judgment; they were using intelligence as part of a public relations campaign to justify their judgement.” Sound familiar? Looks and sounds an awful lot like the Obama administration from November 9th until January 20th, and beyond, doesn’t it? A final report was issued from the committee in 2004 that contained a remarkable quote, one that will undoubtedly sum up the Russia Intel summary in the future. I’ll make it a paragraph unto its own, so you can read twice, if not more, to grasp its prescience…

“The Senate report…found the US Intelligence Community to suffer from a broken corporate culture and poor management that resulted in (assessments) which were completely wrong in almost every respect.”

Staggeringly accurate statement as to what is occurring today; and stunningly effective with the assistance of a complicit media, led by Bezos’ Washington Post. Together, a compromised media and weaponized Intel community have again successfully deceived 2/3 of our country for their own seedy and surreptitious mission. The system is broken. The threat is real. The chair is against the wall, for all you Red Dawn fans out there.

The mission of the media should be accurate reporting and accountability, not shady hearsay and unnamed sources. The mission of our Intel community should be keeping our country safe from those who wish it harm, not contriving a made up narrative to undermine a democratically elected President Trump. So, to quote the Wallflowers song: “reboot the mission.”

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

Justice Is Flying Deaf, Dumb and Blind

Justice Is Flying Deaf, Dumb and Blind

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How dangerous is the Mueller investigation getting to our constitutional stability as a nation of laws? So dangerous he is leaking details of his investigation before it even starts. Mueller is a serious man, maybe, and this is definitely a serious issue. Right now, though, his credibility is about as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, and that is devastating to his mission. In the military there is an old line of reasoning for things like this: Send a good man on a bad mission, and you lose the man and the mission. Mark these words: Mueller and his team of Clinton-tethered lawyers are each carrying a bucket of paint, and believe me when I tell you there’s only corner left.

This deep state volley between white hat Americans heroes and black hat villains of the subterranean swamps, has resulted in a dizzying array of innuendo, leaks, lies and just about everything but a fact. How ironic is it the press and pundits lamented Trump’s propensity to blow it all up when he got to Washington? Trump hasn’t blown anything up. The left, and their deep state reptilian bureaucrat army have waged a war of utter destruction on our government, and our separation of powers. They tug mercilessly on the fabrics of our fundamental freedoms and chip at the foundation of the law and order upon which our government was built. If it’s not sedition, it’s perilously close.

I was willing to give Mueller and Rosenstein the benefit of the doubt on this. I saw the logic of bringing the interminable congressional hearings to a merciful end. Let’s face it, these thundering dolts couldn’t figure out the end of a Scooby-Doo episode if they held a hearing on it. So let’s go out and get our Wyatt Earp, our Eliot Ness, to take on the task of relieving the Barney Fife’s of Congress from their fool’s errand. In comes Robert Mueller. Then, in comes 4 lawyers with more democrat credentials than an AFSCME ward leader and more ties to the Clinton’s than a morgue in Little Rock. Well, the idea of an independent and fair investigation just went to hell before the hand basket could arrive. Seriously, watching Rod Rosenstein navigate this thing is like watching a poodle trying to hump a show horse. He’s out of his league, and frankly I’m not sure if he even knows what goes where. Worse, what if he actually does?

So now we know how we got here; what’s next? Well, fortunately for us in this day and age in DC, we don’t have to wait to find out. The lovely leakers will tell us! Sure enough, our superstar counsel Robert Mueller, is already leaking enough to make even the most laid back urologist a little nervous. Tongues are already wagging like dogs on a hot day…or Jim Comey in front of a congressional panel. It’s like a Mexican soap opera, but with really ugly actors, and a less plausible plot. I’m starting a pool to guess which happens first: Dennis Rodman de-escalates the North Korean conflict or Mueller hires Eric Holder to join his dream team. Get your square while there’s still time. The winner receives a free copy of “World Geography Renamed” by Maxine Waters.

But seriously, folks. Mueller can’t indict the President. Just can’t. It’s a matter of a little thing called constitutional law. The liberals don’t read it, care about it, or intend to anytime soon. But we, as literate and upstanding citizens, should have the water cooler knowledge to tell Ned from shipping that there will be no obstruction charges against Trump, nor any impeachment articles introduced; none that would garner any more traction than an Oscar nomination for Carrot Top, anyway.

Mueller wants us to think he’s going to drill down on Coats, the head of ODNI, and NSA chief Rogers to see if there is any meat on the bone of Comey’s obstruction conspiracy. Trouble with that is, both have already testified under oath that there was NO pressure or obstruction from the president. Golly gee, were they lying to congress? Will they crack under the weighty stare of Bob Mueller…and Hillary Clinton’s estate planner? Or whoever the hell Mueller will drag into this mess next. It’s absurd and obscene. And it’s a joke, too, even if Vladimir Putin is the only one laughing.

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

“Half an inch of water and you think you’re gonna drown.” John Prine

“Half an inch of water and you think you’re gonna drown.” John Prine

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Times like these, I hear the rusty old voice of that mailman turned songwriter, John Prine. Let’s face it, those lyrics ring true these days. Who hasn’t felt a little like they were drowning in this wave of fake news? Each day brings a slew of negative media against the president. Stories laden with unnamed sources of “past and current officials” speaking on condition of anonymity. Please. Enough.

But they won’t stop. It’s all they have. Every twelve hours, a cavalcade of conjecture, a tsunami of innuendo and, well, sometimes even two scoops of ice cream ooze from our TVs like primordial slime. The ebbs and flows of insanity and hilarity play off each other like a tennis volley. There we sit, dull-eyed and nauseous, watching the fate of our constitutional republic bandied about like sport. Please. Enough.

This entire narrative is built on lies. The absurdity of our new reality has rendered DC into a caricature of itself. A self-obsessed cesspool of obstinance and obfuscation. If there is no honor among thieves, then I attribute none to Congress. These arrogant and misguided souls are content to carry out guerrilla tactics and choose tactical retreat as a first measure of defense in all instances. Invariably, they all campaign vigorously, get re-elected and then disappear into the oblivion of the beltway. Watching out only for each other and the special interests that fill the war chests of campaign funds. The sunshine of transparency sends them scattering like cave-dwelling albinos. It never ends. They talk. They balk. They point fingers when the day yields nothing. Please. Enough.

As overwhelmed as we feel with the daily onslaught of negative, propped up pieces of propaganda landing in our laps, we must recognize its only two inches of water, we ain’t gonna drown. We control a lot more than we think. Sure, it doesn’t feel that way. We see our champion, our president under siege. We feel helpless, but we are not. Not at all. We can turn our angst and our anxiety onto the closest target: Congress. They were elected to facilitate the agenda of Donald J. Trump. We certainly didn’t send our congressman and women to DC for the express purpose of chasing fruitless investigations into fairy tales about Russia. For the love of all things holy, do your freaking job. Pick a team and play ball. Your excuses are beyond pathetic and we’ve heard them all. Please. Enough.

I would advocate that if your republican congressman isn’t supporting the president, well, you change your congressman. It’s not working. The system is broken. Our majorities have produced little but drama and palace intrigue. They are walking back from supporting the agenda we agreed on. In short, they are acting like congressmen. They won’t change without impetus to do so; and we are that impetus. Call your Representative and your Senator. Tell them you expect them to support the Trump agenda, or you will vow to see them replaced. They will hide from you, they will seek to appease you. They will use phrases like “let’s see how it turns out” and “let’s get to the bottom of this.” Ask them: get to the bottom of what, exactly? This is absurd. Please. Enough.

 

Comey is a shattered civil servant, trapped by contradictory statements between mysterious “memos” and his sworn testimony. It won’t end well for him. Trump is not under investigation. He is, however, the victim of a murderous and reckless media, as well as a staff that couldn’t navigate their way through a game of Connect Four. We can do better. We will. Trump deserves the same shot we’ve given every US president. It’s up to us to see that he gets it. We can’t entrust our liberties and our future to a gutless congress, an activist federal court full of seditious hacks or a bloodthirsty media who will stop at nothing to destroy Trump. Please. Enough.

What can we do? Tell all of your representation in Washington that you expect a fervent defense of the president and you want his agenda moved. Now. If they can’t commit, find a willing primary opponent, or run yourself. I’ll be there to help. I won’t stand by and watch another day of this madness. I choose action over anxiety. I choose to fight for what I believe. If enough of you join me, we will turn the oppressive tide of division and acrimony. We can stand with one voice as republicans and tell our representation…Please. Enough.

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

James B. Comey: A One Man Wall of Injustice

James B. Comey: A One Man Wall of Injustice

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Let’s take a minute, maybe a deep breath, and walk through President Trump’s decision to fire the Director of the FBI. It’s not a walk that makes any sense unless you walk backwards. The established media and beltway democrats will do almost anything to persuade you to do otherwise.

The soul-crushing, ethos crippling power of presidential campaign politics has brought down smarter and better men than James Comey. He is merely the latest cautionary tale detailing a DC bureaucrat who fought out of his weight class. While J. Edgar Hoover may have admired Comey’s taste for playing both sides against the middle, he almost certainly would have advised against dancing with a lame duck devil in Obama. Hoover was keenly aware of the changing seasons in presidential politics and was a master at manipulating that power vacuum to his favor. Comey lacked even the most remote political sense to navigate the turbulent waters he found himself in.

That’s not to infer Comey is a sympathetic figure in all of this. Few FBI directors in the bureau’s history have been maligned as he has by both sides of the political aisle. Prosecutorial politics is the most dangerous game to be played in Washington. You certainly don’t paint a target on a major party presidential nominee and then let them walk away. Not only did Comey commit that blunder, he then informed the world, twice, that he had all the reason in the world to bring charges, but inexplicably did not. Here is where we must tread off the beaten path to trace Comey’s travels to the trash bin of history.

We know the DOJ and Loretta Lynch had zero intention of bringing charges against Hillary Clinton. We also know Comey was explicitly instructed not to refer to the email and server investigation as “criminal” in nature. It was here that Jimbo should’ve seen the writing on the wall. The moves he made subsequently show a tortured vision of personal angst and lack of foresight on Comey’s part. When the NY Times reported on the Clinton basement server, Comey should have realized that he had the misfortune of being at the helm of an un-winnable war: defy the DOJ and conduct an adequate criminal investigation into Clinton’s brazen act against American interests, and be fired, or abide by partisan wishes and lose the faith of the Bureau.

So, essentially, Comey came to a fork in the road. Unfortunately, both the roads ahead led off a cliff. In this instance, there is only one choice: turn around or resign. Instead, he forged ahead in the hopes a bridge could be built by the time he reached the cliff. Not smart. Either way, it doesn’t matter. It’s all proof positive that Comey lacked the leadership ability to run an agency like the FBI. He was compromised, ethically and otherwise, and there was no changing that. It threatened the promise of any apolitical investigation by the FBI in the future. He had to go, and I understand why the president waited to do so. It was clear to me, and most political observers, that Comey was going to string this investigation into Russia out as long as possible to keep his job. It was awkwardly apparent, and was it was aided and abetted by a Congress desperate to keep a strong executive on a leash. A political marriage made in hell for the constitution.

In closing, this is just another shot fired in a deep state war that will not end soon. Trump is in the fight for keeps and, frankly, so is his opposition. Who is the opposition, you ask? Everybody. The president has at his disposal two main weapons in this war: his powers as president, and the hearts and minds of the American silent majority. The opposition seek to disarm him of both. It will take vigilance and a constant pushback by those who support President Trump to stop this from happening. James Comey put himself, time and time again, ahead of the interests of the American people. It was for that reason he was fired. Trump righted a wrong. A wall of injustice has been removed, but the remodeling is far, far from over.

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

Folding Before the Flop: Trump Sizes Up DC

Folding Before the Flop: Trump Sizes Up DC

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So you think you’ve got Donald Trump all figured out, huh? As John Wayne would say, “not hardly.” In fact, if the Duke were alive today, I doubt there would be a bigger fan of the president. Certainly there’s a machismo shared by these two American legends, if nothing else.

While most of Washington buzzes in a self-obsessed flurry of analysis regarding the health care legislation getting pulled, some of us can detect a clear Trump maneuver in the mist. After all, not everything can be learned about Donald Trump by reading the Art of the Deal. That was business, this is politics. The differences are as telling as they are necessary. For instance: some enemies identify themselves at the door, others must be flushed out. Hence, the great health care bill debacle of 2017…

At first glance, you might render the opinion that the president waded into the depths of murky congressional waters, such that he wasn’t prepared to navigate. That would be a critical error in judgement, if you ask me. What better way for Trump to assess the playing field, then to allow Speaker Ryan to roll up his sleeves and fire up his PowerPoint? Make sure it’s called “Ryan Care,” which it was, and make sure your much maligned chief-of-staff knows it’s his job to push the bill. If you’re Trump, do just enough to create the illusion you want this bill, but never allow it to be conceptualized as anything that could taint the “Trump brand.” Then, stand back and watch as all your enemies show their hands, while others blow precious political capital on a clunker of a bill.

Trump has set up a scenario where democrats are happily cheering on the sidelines for an imploding policy failure that America hates and cannot afford. What’s more, he’s identified republicans that will defy him openly to the media, and for the encore: he exposes Paul Ryan’s soft, yellow underbelly as Speaker. Not bad for a few rough news cycles, huh?

Yes, the health care bill failing will limit our ability to cut taxes. Yes, it will limit the scope and ambition of our tax reform package. And yes, this inaction will lead to a regionally applied and catastrophic failure of Obamacare within 12 months. The markets will get jittery, and pension funds nationwide will slide back into red as quickly as they began to recover. Hell of time for a Primary election, don’t you think?

By the Fall, health care premiums will be in the stratosphere, more insurance carriers will be pulling out altogether, and states that adopted Medicaid expansion will suffer tremendous budget deficits as federal subsidies…well, subside. It’s a nightmare scenario for any incumbent facing a Primary challenge; of which, there will be plenty.

When that time comes, they will all crawl to the president for assistance. “Help us,” they will say, oblivious to the irony of it all. 2018 is your judgement day, congress. President Trump will live to see another fight, regardless of what majorities look like in Congress. Of course, republican voters nationwide are again reminded what a useless luxury majorities are anyway. Call on him, they will: “you must be presidential and do what’s best for the country!” And when that moment comes, the masters of the Beltway will be faced with the reality that the “rookie” president saw it all coming from a long way out. Humble pie will be served a la mode, after a healthy serving of crow.

“But the NY Times said Trump suffered a devastating blow!” Oh, really? How will it play out for Schumer and Pelosi when states like Ohio and Pennsylvania have exploding Medicaid costs, adding to already substantial deficits? Wonder how Sen Brown in Ohio will feel next year? I’m really, really curious what Gov Wolf and Sen Casey will think in PA. I doubt anyone of them can be saved now. It’s a political equation I’ve already solved after this week.

A reminder to everyone in the Beltway, republicans and democrats, establishment media, etc: Trump has one major weapon in his arsenal none of you have and that is us. We, the army of patriots who elected him, stand ready to dismiss those who obstruct the agenda. By any measure, any metric in politics, that’s what I call a “Trump card.”

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

The Assange Effect: Killing the Future of History

The Assange Effect: Killing the Future of History

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Julian Assange is arguably now the most powerful conduit and clearinghouse of information in the modern world. He is bold, determined, and quite possibly the most controversial “journalist” on the planet.

Allow me to explain. Journalists, scholars, and futurists are beginning to wake up to a profound new altered reality. I would call this Vault 7 dump a moment of singularity for recorded history as we know it. Sounds dramatic, right? But it’s really not. Governments, corporations and global organizations everywhere now know that they, too, are ripe for catastrophic leaks from within their own walls. Vault 7 gives life and legs to every one of our deepest-seeded fears about our own government’s ability to peer into our homes, offices and cars.

But, how does that kill the future of history, you might ask? Well, I would posit to you that this moment is singularity requires the acceptance of knowledge that no created code or encryption will ever be deemed sufficient again. Each, with its very existence, will be subject to the blurry and morally muddled dissemination we call “whistleblower” action. Ah, what a tangled web we weave, when first practice to leak.

My theory to counteract this new reality is, simply put: everything old becomes new again. Don’t be surprised if governments everywhere start going off-the-grid with their communications. Encryption will go back to its “Enigma” roots and will abandon the Sisyphean task of creating new software that will only be subject to the same fate of those compromised before it. Slowly, but surely, the recordable aspects of our present will disappear, and with it, the full understanding of our past. It is a consequence that will take a generation or two to manifests itself, but has significant potential to change our idea of transparency, and not for the better.

In essence, are we trading a future of knowledge for all the secrets of now? I remain philosophically and academically torn about what Wikileaks brings to the table of keeping tabs on our government. We know, for instance, that America has been laid to bare by the likes of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. What we don’t know is what happens in the shadowy halls of the Kremlin, or the underbelly of Beijing. I can’t tell for certain if it’s Assange’s covert goal to even the playing field of technology and military advancement between us and them, but I can tell you that is the undeniable result.

Americans should regard Assange with a wary eye and a healthy dose of suspicion. He now sits on the most explosive pile of political dynamite in human history. In the military it is a common axiom that it’s not the size of your enemy’s weapon, but his ability to use it that matters. Assange’s ability to “assist technology sectors” with providing code for solutions to breached software, is just a hair removed from providing our enemies with weaponized code that could result in calamity. We are at the mercy of Wikileaks to be the owner and arbiter of this weapon’s usage. A thought that has some in our government awake all night.

Not to be an alarmist here, but we are counting on the judgment of a man cooped up in a small two room Ecuadorian Embassy for years, and is staring down eviction from that safe harbor on April 2nd when Ecuador holds it elections. Not scared? You should probably reassess the situation.

Regardless, the future of information storage has changed. How government records are stored, shared or created will now shift to a more protective mode. Open records laws and freedom of information acts have triggered the unintended consequence of making our government more clandestine over time. Now, Vault 7 will put that model on steroids. All I can deduce with any certainty now, is that the future of history has changed. We just don’t know it yet.

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

Revolution ’18 – The First Fork in the Road

Revolution ’18 – The First Fork in the Road

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If there is one thing I learned from my recent trip to CPAC, it’s that the fickle fringes of the Republican Party are coming together. Some grudgingly, some enthusiastically, but almost all embracing the notion of “winning,” over personal litmus tests for their own brand of puritanical conservatism. It was a pleasant and enduring surprise to witness in person, punctuated with a dazzling and inspiring speech by President Trump. It was a well deserved moment, too, for all of us to pat each other on the back and dole out kudos, where they were warranted. As fulfilling as the experience was, it will need to be a cemented mentality going forward, or we will have one hell of a short-lived victory dance.

For all the harmony I noted above, there was also an obvious lack of congressional vocals in that harmony. A full month into the Trump presidency, here is what we know for certain: The media and the democrats have joined together to form a cacophonous blob of opposition, and the congressional republicans are, well, they’re not quite sure what to do. They remind me a lot of the players on those interesting New York Yankee teams in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Bear with me…

If you recall, their fiery and bombastic owner, George Steinbrenner, would repeatedly chide his players publicly when the team struggled. The players, by and large, would grumble quietly and try to up their game for fear the fans would isolate them as one of the Steinbrenner’s targets. Others, like Reggie Jackson, would push back and use the media to deflect and grow their own narrative. Most congressional republicans, for this comparative exercise, are the run-of-mill players on the roster who only care about one thing: staying employed. Others, like John McCain, are 80 years old and newly elected for a final term in office, with nothing to lose. All apologies to Reggie Jackson, who actually had talent, but most registered republicans wish Trump had the option Steinbrenner had and trade away McCain for something even remotely useful.

The point of the metaphor is to paint the portrait as it exists today politically. The only relevant parties on the political field today are the republicans in Congress and Trump. The media are the same tool of ire and conspiracy they always were, in sports or politics. The fans are us; we are the ones that can swing the hammer of opinion to the players or the owner. Who’s the boss? In exactly 12 months, the process to determine just that comes into play in the form of Primary Elections. Chances are, this will need to be another reckoning. If these elected Yankees on the field can’t do the job for our elected Steinbrenner up in the box, it’s our job to trade them for better options. It shouldn’t come to that, but it probably will and we need to plan for it, regardless.

It’s called Revolution ’18, and it should have every republican Senator up for re-election, ahem Jeff Flake, nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Every Representative in a Trump won district should find the line and toe it, because we are not bluffing. We want results. We don’t want your excuses, or your qualifiers on parliamentary hurdles, just the results we were promised when we delivered you along to DC to help President Trump. You are not independent review mechanisms to check and balance our executive vote, that’s not why we put you there. Repeal Obamacare, pass tax reform and build the wall. Do it, get it started by next year, or risk being replaced. It’s up to us, not you, and certainly not the media or paid town hall protesters.

It reminds of a story when I was teaching my daughter to use the potty. “Daddy, where does the kitty-cat poop?” In a box, I replied. “But doggies poop outside?” That’s right, I said. “Where do birdies go poop, daddy?” On my car, usually, I told her. “But people use the the potty, right, daddy?” Yes, dear…everyone but congress, where they tend to do it right in their beds.

My wife has since taken over the toilet training. Win, win.

#Rev18

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.

The Russians Are Coming? Uh, No…

The Russians Are Coming? Uh, No…

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Well, the media has officially jumped the shark. They spent their weekly political capital cash cow, the Sunday talk shows, which I refer to as the “left express,” chattering like nervous monkeys about the ubiquitously cited Trump/Russian investigations. Calls were made for AG Sessions to recuse himself from an “investigation” the FBI has already classified in the “BS file.” It’s absurd theatre and one that will continue to exacerbate the divide between the propaganda press corp and the White House.

Let’s be honest, this is a snipe hunt. There is no Russian connection to be found, never mind one that could influence our incredibly diverse and balkanized election process. Where is the evidence? What exactly are these 17 “intelligence agencies” telling the press and NOT showing us? I can answer that for you: nothing much. It’s a nothing-burger with a side of rumor. The media continues to purge themselves from the encumbrance of reality and run freely through their fertile imaginations.

After years of American influence in other nation’s elections as part of our official CIA protocols, our national propaganda media is bemoaning and decrying the possibility of Russia poking their noses in ours. Irony aside, how did they do it? Influence our election, I mean. Again, we know they didn’t access a single voting machine, a fact conceded by all parties. We know they have no direct responsibility for the DNC hacking, a fact backed up by the confirmation of independent phishing scams of which John Podesta and various DNC staffers fell victim. So, as Julian Assange keeps asking: how exactly did Russia interfere in our elections? They didn’t. They couldn’t, even if they wanted to. That’s the real fact of the matter.

Belied by a paranoid and insipid media, Russia has little in the way of real assets to disturb our chaotic and self-involved national elections. Lost in the clamoring and clumsy media requests for a full account of President Trump’s non-existent financial dealings with Russia, is the fact that Russia offers very little in the way of financial rewards, clandestine or otherwise. Just what is it that anyone thinks Trump has vested in their oil-propped, junker of an economy any way? It’s ludicrous and insulting to the American people to infer anything otherwise. Russia produces nothing but: oil we already have, guns we already sell ourselves and some uranium of which Hillary already sold our portion of back to them. Good lord, the opposition party has lost their collective minds. So rattled and shook by the election result, they are literally conjuring a mass delusion to calm themselves and disturb the agenda of our new president.

The only people, ironically enough, happy with this development are the Russians themselves. Putin is trolling the American propaganda machine because he knows how to do it like no one else on earth. Spy ships on our shores, fighter planes buzzing our Destroyers; silly propaganda bait that our little bottom feeders in the alphabet soup go chasing on command. Putin knows the game, he practically invented it in its modern form.

The best practical joke of all, is the one you keep expecting and it never comes. Putin knows this and he is laughing hysterically as our propagandists and congressional dullards hold hearings into the impossible. It’s an old axiom in politics: “when did you stop beating your wife?” How do you answer? How can Trump quell concern about something that not only never happened, but couldn’t really have happened in the first place.

Putin has sent America’s elite into the largest snipe hunt of all time. It’s hard not to appreciate the subtle genius of making our media look this stupid. My only grievance is that our president is forced to dignify the insanity with a response.

All of this changes nothing. Trump must fight on, and we must join him in this open rebellion against Fake News. And, no, the sky is not purple, rocks do not talk, and the Russians did not influence the presidential election in the United States of America. If you argue with any of these former statements, you must be willing to argue them all.

Adam Gingrich

Founder of Wick Media Productions. Worked for Donald Trump's Campaign, overseeing the Pennsylvania region, Adam has been a Political Consultant for most of his adult life.