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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Hubris, or just bad timing? :-)

In response to an FT article by Courtney Weaver on 18th October 2016 entitled ‘Obama tells Trump to “Stop whining” about vote rigging’

https://www.ft.com/content/ce9b72f2-9558-11e6-a80e-bcd69f323a8b?ftcamp=undefined

'President Barack Obama told Donald Trump on Tuesday to “stop whining” about the possibility of voter fraud in November’s US election, as the Republican nominee continued to claim that the race was “rigged”.

Both Democrats and Republicans worry that Mr Trump’s comments might undermine voters’ trust in the integrity of the American electoral system and lead to unrest at polling stations, or calls for a recount if Mr Trump loses.

“There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections, in part because they’re so decentralised and the number of votes involved,” Mr Obama said during a White House press conference with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.

“There’s no evidence that that has happened in the past or that there are instances in which that will happen this time. And so, I’d advise Mr Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.”'

What has the FT got to say about the news that Mr. Robert Creamer, co-founder of ‘Democracy Partners’ has just resigned from his role on the Hillary Clinton campaign after appearing in the 2nd Veritas video?

During the video, when asked for his thoughts on a ‘plan’ to register Hispanic voters illegally by having them work as contractors, he replies “there are a couple of organizations that that’s their big trick".

Apparently, Mr Creamer is "stepping back from my responsibilities working the campaign" over fears that his continued assistance would be a distraction. I’m sure that given the media’s keen interest in dismissing any hint of corruption in the Democratic Party and/or Mrs. Clinton as ‘trivial’, he may be over egging the pudding somewhat…

On the other hand, when President Obama has time to reflect on his advice to Trump to ‘stop whining’', he may feel he over-egged that too, particularly when someone asks him to explain why Mr Creamer has been a visitor to the White House on over 200 occasions since 2009, on 45 of those listed to meet with POTUS.

But I’m sure it’s just nothing…

The lady doth protest too much, methinks

Hands off the central banks!