Look into these eyes and repeat the United States Senate Oath of Office with them, Senator Mitch McConnell, because we have been thrust into a war zone and you know it! Make no mistake about it, America!
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
We are a nation under siege from enemies foreign and domestic.
The recent bot attack on Beto O’Rourke was full-scale in force, the largest on record this election cycle thus far. Enemies foreign and domestic see him growing and threatening their stranglehold on power. They see him giving back our country to us. The magnitude of this attack is a dead giveaway, tens of thousands of shares and retweets in mere moments.
There can be no doubt they want no piece of candidate O’Rourke. I firmly believe Trump himself is afraid of O’Rourke!
I’m so proud of our big bad threat from Texas!
We the people and our candidates demand the very thing that keeps us a free country. This time we will #FairFight2020 for Free and Fair Elections and Mitch, you must know we can impeach your Traitor ass too, right? We definitely should!
WTF is your problem anyways? The Democratic Party has hand-delivered two critical election security bills you choked off and strangled at your desk the instant they arrived, knowing damn well Russia plots election interference “as we sit here”, again.
A bot attack like the ones we saw 2016 just happened this past week.
Call it Q’Anon, RW groups, whatever you will. Underground white supremacists’ servers have been infiltrated by foreign intelligence to such an extreme, not even they can distinguish foreign from domestic. The separation is pure BS propaganda and the grouping is perfectly fitting. They are inseparable.
Driven to hate, sometimes to kill, never alone. It’s all the same virulent strain of bacteria.
Cyberwarfare is the convenient cowardly cop-out viral creep-around alternative to a land war against our military, but the absence of Sherman tanks in no way diminishes the current threat of foreign/domestic invaders.
The Internet is their new front. We declare them an enemy, a clear and present danger.
We may not be able to straight-up spot big-booted troops chiseled in solid shapes, growing bigger and more menacing as they emerge from thick fog into our cross-hairs. Nor can we target soft silhouettes dancing far away in the background like wisps of a candle flickering in a cold open windowsill. Eerily again it seems the lens of our scope remains clouded to even the faintest human shadow. They trudge invisible without lines, lacking formation, through heavy soaked sands of shores, past blasts of bullets and bombs of terror.
BOOM. Crack. Poof.
Loud. Softer. Silent…
They’re here, again.
They lurk behind our computer screens.
Cyber civil war, again.
They’re tracking social media activity, profiling family and friends, brothers and sisters, black and white, gay and straight, Democratic, Republicans, Independents, curious spectators.
Self-automated crews work around the clock harvesting minefields of data and penetrating portals exposed by blind, insatiable social media giants like Twitter and Facebook.
Here’s how Beto campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon confronted the attack:
I’ve sent letters to each of @facebook @twitter and @google on behalf of not just our campaign – but every campaign who has been left to contend on our own against disinformation. This isn’t our job to clean up: it’s theirs.
— Jen O'Malley Dillon (@jomalleydillon) September 6, 2019
Big tech is letting our country slip away into a sinkhole, the integrity of the American election system fractured, crumbling to its foundation. The level of irresponsibility is unprecedented — bunkers lined by stacked bags leveled and blown to pieces, fighters once enlivened with activist spirit left for dead in trenches, muted and muzzled by the most sophisticated online guerrilla ambush. They have left us exposed and disarmed to any real defense.
An invisible foreign/domestic alliance limits our freedom of speech. Some of us don’t pay any attention to politics. Those who do feel a familiar paralysis – Trump/Russia PTSD.
It would help if MSM covered this war like the one in Iraq. Front page always. Shocking footage daily. Terror alerts coded green, yellow, red. The hunt for Bin Laden.
A recent bot-attack claiming the Odessa shooter sported a Beto bumper sticker is not just an assault on a political campaign and desperate attempt to dim the most fiery blazing comet shooting across the horizon of Democratic Party skies, the malicious conspiracy spread represents an outright invasion striking the bedrock of our country.
The damages, left unchecked, rival the devestation of Iraq should Trump win re-election, or worse. And yet MSM coverage is fleeting. Rapid response non-existent.
Viral posts on social media make the baseless claim that Odessa, Texas shooter had a Beto O’Rourke sticker on his car. The Texas Department of Public Safety said there was no sticker on the car he was driving during the attack. https://t.co/em8Y5w9Rft
— FactCheck.org (@factcheckdotorg) September 6, 2019
Those who scheme and scam to help enemies foreign and domestic are traitorous, foreign and domestic terrorists.
This goes for the Trump campaign once again both covertly and openly soliciting illegal contributions, amplifying conspiracies that sabotage our candidates and divide supporters.
Dehumanizing. Demonizing. Terrorizing. America.
This is what we’re up against. It may not be your candidate today, but it will be tomorrow! All candidates. All of us supporters.
America, they want to take from us.
Facebook allowed Russia to waltz in and purchase election ads that slammed down Hillary and propped up Trump, mirrored synergistically to RW propaganda. Both platforms remain infiltrated by bots, once again impersonating our most valiant armies of supporters, pitting one platoon against the other firing the first shots of friendly fire and spreading outright lies.
The pungency of divide-and-conquer toxicity from 2016 spoils like ground zero fallout, radioactive decay so scalding, it bends and contorts the most ironclad elements of the Resistance. We are being tested.
They probe and advance towards firewalls, armed with caches of ammunition codes, streaming, unscrambling, crashing gates of encryption as they invade our personal affairs, wave after wave, after wave.
These are the first gusts of the very same shit superstorm that washed over us in 2016 and covered us in the stench of stagnant swamp by the time they were finished.
No media stream too small. No seed too remote for trampling and extermination, no sprout too fragile for instantaneous defoliation.
It’s happening again —a traitorous Trump coordinates with impostors and real supporters camouflaged as one:
Cyber-warfare. Cyber attack. We find ourselves sprawling on a different battlefield, swarmed and surrounded by new traps we never knew existed.
What is in our future with this President? Do political campaigns have to enlist counterintelligence experts? In a free country? In our free country – no safe haven to freely discuss the issues of our time.
Here’s a more detailed account of the attack, via Beto For America campaign manager.
This weekend, a right wing bot network spread the completely false rumor that the Odessa shooter had a Beto sticker on his car. This was even echoed by Trump advisors. https://t.co/j3TmhvYkLh
— Jen O'Malley Dillon (@jomalleydillon) September 4, 2019
When a Trump campaign advisor was caught peddling the conspiracy amplified by a bot attack, here’s how Beto campaign rapid response handled it.
Trump’s campaign advisor is refusing to back down from a conspiracy theory that paints a mass murderer as a Beto supporter —- and the Trump campaign’s response is “we didn’t call immigrants animals, just rapists” https://t.co/C4QxVmecNK
— Lauren Hitt (@LaurenHitt) September 4, 2019
Conservative media keeps trying to pushback against Beto because Beto has been going at Trump 24-7:
Yeah but @realDonaldTrump wouldn't be President.
— Bret (@bret_rd) September 6, 2019
Beto absolutely soared in the public spotlight at the CNN Climate Town Halls (and was virtually tied with Warren in the DKOS poll before some shady AF shit happened), riffing on the topic of Climate Change he calls the #1 national security threat to our country, while remaining a steadfast top issue for most Democratic Primary voters.
.@donlemon: "Let's talk about offshore drilling for oil. Would you ban it?"@BetoORourke: "Yes. Absolutely. Gonna follow the lead of @JoeCunninghamSC in South Carolina" #ClimateTownHall pic.twitter.com/rAn0pYoQjF
— Caroline Kenny (@carolinerkenny) September 5, 2019
— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) September 5, 2019
.@BetoORourke's approach to the climate crisis is earning him support among Iowans.
— Frances Swanson (@franhswanson) September 5, 2019
HOLY SHIT @BetoORourke BROUGHT UP THE LOWER 9TH WARD!
This means so much for someone who grew up in the Lower 9th Ward in NOLA, and whose childhood street was the first to be flooded when the levees broke.
Environmental racism is REAL!!
THIS 👏🏾MY👏🏾 FUCKING 👏🏾PRESIDENT!!!
— Black Gold ⚜️ Texas Tea (@Sainttea12) September 5, 2019
I have signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. Here's why: pic.twitter.com/VtuJQeMMgT
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) May 1, 2019
Field organizers and footage show a totally different story from rigged DNC polls that gerrymander out blocs critical to expansion of the party (new voters, Independents, Hispanics and traditional non-voters).
Remember Beto supporters, lurkers, leaners and aroused onlookers, polls don’t cast votes, and we’re five months from the first vote in Iowa, half a year until we reach Super Tuesday. Beto’s relentless ground game is underestimated by MSM, but obviously Beto’s a target of cyberwarfare. He’s a real threat folks. Believe it!
TRUST what you see & hear about what’s happening on the ground.
Polls don’t capture it.
People being moved to tears & leaping to their feet is not nothing.
People FEEL something when @BetoORourke speaks.
— Susie Draper (@susiedrapes) September 7, 2019
Live on @MSNBC this morning, @BetoORourke volunteer Kaitlyn MacDonald from Exeter shared with @VaughnHillyard why she's working so hard to elect Beto and why she woke up at the crack of dawn to show up for him at this morning's @NHDems Convention. #nhpolitics #FITN #Beto2020 pic.twitter.com/0ltiENYRrP
— Wyatt Ronan (@jwyattronan) September 7, 2019
— Emma Sands (@EmmaSands_) September 5, 2019
Beto’s strong stance on guns is commanding and forcing a national conversation on MSM cable news programs. Mean-spirited Republicans like The View’s Meghan McCain find themselves on the hot seat with the O’Rourke campaign.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 5, 2019
New: A number of 2020 Democrats are embracing mandatory “buybacks” of assault weapons as U.S. mass shootings pile up.
HARRIS and BOOKER join O’ROURKE in supporting the idea.
CASTRO signals openness to it.
me from New Hampshire 👇https://t.co/KSvghsXQPR
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 7, 2019
A massive delegate haul awaits Beto in Texas on Super Tuesday as he looks to close the gap with Biden by adding Independents and Republicans not measured in this poll. It’s clear that with Texas in play with Beto on the ticket, Republicans have made Beto a prime target for this election cycle. Beto visited all 250+ counties as a Senate candidate.
Beto O’Rourke ahead of Warren and Sanders in Texas… https://t.co/ol2N0t4Xa7
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) September 5, 2019
You know what they say. Everything’s bigger in Texas.
A man from Georgia asked me what I will do about voting rights.
That’s because, were it not for voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be governor right now.
We need a New Voting Rights Act, so every voice is heard and every vote is counted. pic.twitter.com/miXl7Xkq2n
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 6, 2019
GOTV is the superglue that binds brothers and sisters in arms, all supporters, all camps, as we look to end the infighting and focus all our energies on defeating Donald Trump! We are white enough, black enough, man enough, woman enough, gay enough straight enough and there is NO disqualification for any of our candidates, especially not when Agent Trump is illegitimate in the first place.
Fret not, impeachment is on the way!
Please pin this @StaceyAbrams Tweet atop your Twitter profile to raise awareness!
I am excited to announce the launch of #FairFight2020, a comprehensive initiative to staff, fund, and train voter protection teams on-the-ground in battleground states across the country.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 13, 2019
People, not PACS: Beto is indeed one of the few PAC-free candidates just like my boo Bernie. Getting dirty fossil fuel money out of politics is critical to fighting climate change.
Trump and his advisers must resort to peddling conspiracies because they’re scared shitless!