Originally published October 24 2015
Google executive running stealth campaign to place Clinton Dynasty in the White House
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) The CEO of Google likes his secrets, just like the woman he's trying to get elected to the White House. The man in question is Eric Schmidt, and the candidate is none other than Hillary Clinton.
Quartz reports that billionaire Schmidt is the primary funding source behind an under-the-radar startup that has become a major technology vendor for Clinton's presidential campaign, "underscoring the bonds between Silicon Valley and Democratic politics."
Democratic campaign operatives and technologists interviewed by Quartz said that The Groundwork startup is part of various efforts by Schmidt, who is actually the chief executive of Google's new parent company Alphabet, to make sure that Clinton has all the engineering talent she needs to transform her family name into an American presidential dynasty.
The project is just one of several secretive investments by Schmidt that underscores how modern political campaigns are being run; they are using data analytics and digital outreach on social media and other platforms that permit candidates to locate, lure and turn out vital demographic voting blocs.
Obfuscation, political ties and co-opted candidatesQuartz reported:
But campaigns—lacking stock options and long-term job security—find it hard to attract the elite engineering talent that Facebook, Google, and countless startups rely on. That's also part of the problem that Schmidt and the Groundwork are helping Clinton's team to solve.
Not surprisingly, The Groundwork is one of Clinton's largest campaign vendors, billing more than $177,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to federal filings. Many political operatives don't know very much about the organization; its website has no links and features only a grey-on-black triangle logo suggesting "the digital roots of change" that also vaguely resembles an Illuminati symbol.
Interestingly, someone associated with The Groundwork's secretive operations has tried to claim that nothing is being done in secret.
"We're not trying to obfuscate anything, we're just trying to keep our heads down and do stuff," Michael Slaby, who runs the Groundwork, told Quartz.
Slaby just happens to have been the chief technology officer for then-Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He was also a top digital executive for the Obama reelection campaign in 2012 "and the former chief technology strategist for TomorrowVentures, Schmidt's angel investment fund," Quartz reported.
He went on to explain that The Groundwork and its parent company, Timshel are "all one project, with the same backers," whom he summarily declined to name. Timshel, which is based in Obama's hometown of Chicago, is named for a
Hebrew word meaning "you may" and is dedicated to "helping humanity
solve our most difficult social, civic and humanitarian challenges,"
according to its website.
No obfuscation here.
Naturally, Schmidt would not respond to interview requests from Quartz. However, a number of Democratic political operatives and tech experts, speaking anonymously to avoid embarrassing or damaging the Clinton campaign and Schmidt, confirmed that The Groundwork is partly funded by the chairman of Alphabet.
Another bought-and-paid-for president?There are more ties to Clinton, Obama and Democrats between Schmidt, The Groundwork and Google. The Groundwork was first based in an office in downtown Brooklyn, just a few blocks away from its biggest client, the Clinton campaign.
"There is also another gap in play: The shrinking distance between Google and the Democratic Party," Quartz reported. "Former Google executive Stephanie Hannon is the Clinton campaign's chief technology officer, and a host of ex-Googlers are currently employed as high-ranking technical staff at the Obama White House. Schmidt, for his part, is one of the most powerful donors in the Democratic Party—and his influence does not stem only from his wealth, estimated by Forbes at more than $10 billion."
Natural News has previously reported on Google's outsized influence with the Obama administration.
Clinton, a so-called "woman of the Middle Class", is just another bought-and-paid-for politician seeking the highest office in the land who will be beholden to the same special interests as Obama, Jeb Bush and nearly everyone else in the 2016 race.
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