NEW YORK – While the scheme Hillary Clinton devised to equate Donald Trump with Donald Duck may seem juvenile, the illegal coordination between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the non-profits Democracy Partners and Americans for Change reveals a deep-seated disrespect for federal election laws that has roots in the Saul Alinsky teachings that influenced both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their formative years.
On Monday, as WND reported, James O’Keefe released his third Project Veritas Action video in a series documenting Democratic Party campaign corruption. The latest shows Robert Creamer of Democracy Partners affirming Hillary Clinton was personally involved in an illegal scheme to have protesters dressed in Donald Duck costumes, funded by a non-profit organization, coordinate with the campaign to stalk Donald Trump and disrupt his rallies.
As O’Keefe pointed out, the Donald Duck campaign likely involved “public communications” for purposes of federal election law, violating a clear prohibition on having a campaign-controlled political activity opposing Trump to be paid for by tax-favored contributions sponsored by a non-profit organization such as Americans United for Change.
Creamer’s roots in radical Chicago go back to the 1960s when, like his Democracy Partners colleague Marilyn Katz, he was a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society. Katz is president of MK Communications in Chicago.
Clinton’s association with Creamer and Katz suggests she has not departed from her radical roots, dating back to the insubordinate role she played on the Watergate Committee in her zeal to remove Richard Nixon from the presidency, even if the tactics required involved a measure of dishonesty.
Like Creamer and Kahn, Hillary has ties to Alinsky in Chicago that trace back to 1968 when Clinton was an undergraduate at Wellesley.
The public record shows that Clinton at Wellesley supplemented her in-person interviews with her mentor Alinsky with previously unpublished correspondence. She composed her senior thesis on the community organizing tactics Alinsky outlined in his book “Rules for Radicals,” which was then in the process of being published. Alinsky dedicated the book to Lucifer as “the very first radical.”
Examining Katz’s radical pedigree adds a chapter to understanding why a firm such as Democracy Partners chose to follow an illegal path, acting as underground political operatives seeking to advance Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign by provoking violence.
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‘Ducks on the ground’
Creamer was forced to resign from Democracy Partners after a video from O’Keefe last week exposed his activities inciting violence at Trump rallies.
Creamer’s credentials as a leftist radical are familiar to scholars of the far-left such as Stanley Kurtz, the National Review Online editor who in 2010 authored the bestselling book “Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Story of American Socialism.”
“Creamer is a longtime Alinskyite activist and a leader in Obama’s old community organizing network,” Kurtz wrote last week in a National Review article titled “Alinskyite Tactics, Robert Creamer, and Us.”
Kurtz notes Creamer was a key figure in the work of Chicago’s community organizing training center, the Midwest Academy, to which Obama had close ties, that was founded by “die-hard socialists who had once been part of the radical 60s SDS,” to persuade young socialist revolutionaries in the 1970s adopt a more “pragmatic” Alinskyite stance.
“Alinskyite leftists quite simply do not believe in liberal democracy, which is why they’re so willing to violate its norms,” Kurtz added insightfully.
On O’Keefe’s third video at 13:08, Creamer off-camera can be heard speculating that one of the Donald Duck protesters could incite violence, “possibly at the Iowa State Fair this week because Pence is there and the duck is planning to follow him around.”
Katz was equally sanguine about the use of violence as a political technique to win elections.
Following the threat of violence from protesters at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Katz wrote an editorial in which she praised the protesters for forcing Trump to cancel the rally.
On March 13, in an editorial titled “Stopping Trump: The Chicago Model,” Katz wrote that the protesters, who she described as “a loose amalgam of labor, women, immigration, students, and Black Lives Matters activists,” successfully denied Trump the use of the publicly supported facility on campus “on the basis that the rally posed a threat to the safety and security of students.”
The threat of student violence was to be commended, Katz argued, as long as the result was to silence Donald Trump.
Chicago radical: Marilyn Katz
On July 21, 1996, the New York Times Magazine reported that Katz, whose MK Communications was then consulting with Mayor Richard M. Daley on urban policies, provided security for the SDS at the Democratic National Convention in 1968, when violent protests in the street turned against Daley’s father, Mayor Richard J. Daley.
Katz’s violent revolutionary tendencies were first exposed during the infamous 1969 SDS “Days of Rage” protest in Chicago in connection with the “Chicago Seven” trials, when various radical organizers of the demonstrations during the 1968 Chicago DNC, including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, and initially Bobby Seale, were prosecuted.
During the “Chicago Seven” trial, William Frapolly, an undercover policeman, testified that Katz, as SDS security head, briefed a group of protesters in Lincoln Park on an “arsenal of anarchy” that included a cluster of nails sharpened at both ends and welded or soldered together at the center, so the nail cluster could be thrown like a baseball at police, or put underneath tires to disable police cars.
Subsequent to Katz’s Lincoln Park address, SDS activists were alleged to have thrown cellophane bags full of human excrement and cans of urine at police during the 1968 DNC riot, as well as golf balls impaled with nails.
In Chicago, allies with radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, whose revolutionary Weather Underground broke off from SDS in 1969, worked with Katz to organize the infamous 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama claims to have reached one of the “most gut-wrenching decisions” of his life by publicly railing against President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq.
In 1971-1972, Katz helped form the New American Movement, NAM, described as “a combined Old Left-New Left organization that included Communist Party USA members from the 1930, while devoting itself to the grassroots communism advocated by Italian socialist Antonio Gramsci.”
NAM produced an activist text entitled “Marxism: What it Is & How to Use It.”
Ben Johnson, in a 2009 commentary, wrote about a 1973 NAM manifesto that declared: “We admire, and draw inspiration from, many accomplishments from the Russian, Chinese, Cuban and Vietnamese revolutions … as representing, on balance, very positive steps forward in human history … we deeply value Lenin’s contributions to revolutionary theory and practice …We identify with Lenin’s revolutionary spirit and determination; we agree with his critique of mechanistic determinism and economism, his writings on the nature of the state, his approach to creating a ‘revolutionary alliance of the oppressed,’ and his treatment of nationalism and imperialism.”
In 1977-1978, Katz founded the Reproductive Rights National Network, commonly known as R2N2, as an early leftist organization that evolved into an activist group in what Hillary Clinton’s campaign likes to characterize as Trump’s “war on women.”
R2N2’s goal was described by pro-choice movement author Suzanne Staggenborg: “The long-term goal was to develop an ‘offensive movement’ [against the pro-life movement] that could fight for a more comprehensive set of demands as the conditions for ‘free choice,’ including child care, national health-care, high-quality education, and guaranteed income.”
In 1983, NAM merged with Michael Harrington’s Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, DSOC, to form the Democratic Socialists of America.
Among Katz’s clients at MK Communications, Inc. have been: Harold Washington’s 1983-1987 mayoral campaign, Amnesty International, Project Vote, the ACORN-affiliated voter registration project that employed young community organizer Barack Obama in Chicago, Jimmy Carter’s Habitat Company, and the Joyce Foundation, on whose board Obama sat.