In the wake of James O’Keefe’s latest video, a Democratic operative is “stepping back” from his role helping the Hillary Clinton campaign. As CNN notes, an edited video suggests the operative “and other staffers hired people to attend Donald Trump’s campaign rallies and incite violence.”
This has been widely reported. But what isn’t garnering much attention is the apparent motive. To understand that, it’s important to note that the alleged incitement of violence occurred in Chicago during the Republican primary campaign — back in March.
Here’s something I wrote about it at the time (also in March):
I’m not the only one to have observed that the Black Lives Matter or other liberal protests (from shutting down Trump’s rally in Chicago to shutting down traffic in Phoenix) help Trump in the same way that hippies and anti-war protesters helped elect Richard Nixon. Think of it this way, the more things remind you of the 1960s and 70s, the better it is for Trump.
And this is from April:
On Friday’s New Day on CNN, during a discussion of violent protests outside a Donald Trump appearance in Costa Mesa, California, after conservative CNN political commentator Matt Lewis suggested that they might be “leftist agitators” who are effectively boosting Trump’s campaign with their behavior…
This morning, I was back on CNN’s New Day making the case this might very well have been part of a larger, orchestrated campaign to help elevate Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee.
If you think this is paranoid, consider the fact that Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill admits to helping Todd Akin win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri back in 2012.)
Regardless of what happens with these new videos, it is very clear to me that Democrats were engaging in operation chaos. There is little doubt they wanted Donald Trump to be the GOP nominee — for obvious reasons.