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© 2016 Jim Spence - Opposition research. Want some? Let’s review what opposition research is. According to Wikipedia, “Opposition research (also called oppo) is the practice of collecting information on a political opponent or other adversary that can be used to discredit or otherwise weaken them. The information can include biographical, legal or criminal, medical, educational, or financial history or activities, as well as prior media coverage, or the voting record of a politician. Opposition research can also entail using "trackers" to follow an individual and record their activities or political speeches. The research is usually conducted in the time period between announcement of intent to run and the actual election; however political parties maintain long-term databases that can cover several decades. The practice is both a tactical maneuver and a cost-saving measure. The term is frequently used to refer not just to the collection of information but also how it is utilized, as a component of negative campaigning.”
For the record, let’s give credit where credit is due. The Clintons wrote the book on winning elections with opposition research. They used it often until the mainstream media chose Obama over Hillary in 2008 and stopped running stories planted by the Clintons. Yep......the Clintons had all sorts of dirt to throw at Mr. Obama in 2008 and they threw and threw it. But the mainstream media wouldn’t carry most of the stories. And if they did carry them they mentioned them in passing before moving on quickly. No harping away every day.
Any successful Republican over the last century has also used oppo research, though only Richard Nixon and Barack Obama dared to use the government to gather information on political opponents. Nixon was justifiably demonized and impeached for this nasty practice, while Obama got free passes. This is part of the reason why most people have no interest in getting into politics.
What about the media? The media seems to forget that the practice of gathering oppo research is common place. Now that Trump Jr. was caught hoping he was going to be given some oppo stuff to toss in the direction of the Clintons the media is SHOCKED by this behavior.
Under-publicized facts about various Democrats and Russia are everywhere. Remember when Clinton campaign manager John Podesta was business partners with the Russian government and his company got $53 million from the Russian government investment fund called Rusnano that was started by Vladimir Putin and is referred to as "Putin's Child"? The reason you don’t remember is this situation was damaging to Podesta and the Clintons.....so the mainstream media ignored it.
Remember when Bill Clinton received $500,000 for giving a “speech” in Moscow? Clinton was paid by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies. The reason you don’t remember this story is because this is not the sort of thing the Democrat dominated media was ever interested in reporting on either.
Remember when Hillary Clinton approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russians while she was Secretary of State? This transaction gave control of nuclear material to Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation. Of course you don’t remember. Russian collusion was never the narrative the Democrats wanted the media to advance when these deals were being made. And remember when Hillary lied through her teeth about this deal and said she wasn't a part of approving it……before her emails were leaked showing she actually did approve it and then lied about it? Once again, how could you know this? Did NPR, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, or the New York Times report this story? Forget it. It wasn’t going to happen, because it would have hurt the candidate these "reporters and editors" wanted to beat Trump. Remember when $145 million went to the Clinton Foundation from the shareholders of the uranium company sold to the Russians? How could you? No reporting of this either. Remember when the Clinton Foundation accepted millions in donations from the Russian chairman of the company that was part of the Russian Nuclear Research Cluster? Of course not. How about the money that came from the wife of the mayor of Moscow, who was a puppet of Putin's and went to the Clinton Foundation? Of course you didn't. There was not a peep on this story either. The mainstream media had no interest in any Russian stories.......until recently.
Remember when Barack Obama told Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign that the 1980's called and wanted its “Russian policy” back. Obama scolded Romney during the campaign repeatedly and scoffed at Romney’s assertions that the Russians were a serious threat. This was widely reported by the propaganda ministers back in 2012 to prop up Obama and make fears of Russia brought up by Romney seem silly. Obama kept lecturing us that the Cold War was “over.” Well, apparently the Cold War got started up again right after Hillary lost to Trump.
Now Donald Trump Jr. has been caught trying to snag some juicy oppo research from a Russian lawyer. It turns out there was none to be had. He got duped into taking a meeting with a bogus come on from a lawyer.
Well, it is obvious what we need to do. Get a rope and string Donald Trump Jr. up right now!
Is anyone sick of the way we get manipulated every single day by the media as it pursues its vendetta with anyone who beats a Democrat in an election?
I am.

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