by Scott Creighton
(UPDATE at the end of the article…)
He had no buttons, no posters, not even a campaign slogan. He never even ran an ad in his $10,400 bid for the U.S. Senate Democratic primary race in South Carolina and yet he claims that the 60% of the vote he got was certainly “not by chance”.
That is the ONLY honest thing Alvin Greene has said publicly so far since his victory. In the electronic voting world of South Carolina, Alvin Greene certainly did not win “by chance”
Alvin Greene claims he paid the $10,400 filing fee “out of his own pocket”; he’s been unemployed for 9 months (after they kicked him out of the military), living with his parents in his father’s home, and he refused to tell an ABC reporter in an interview whether or not he filed to run as a democrat before or after his felony charge in Nov. of last year.
Before he was dismissed by the military in August of last year, Alvin Greene had worked as an “intelligence specialist” for the Air Force. The Air Force has at least one PSYOPS program but Greene has not yet commented on what exactly he did during his 13 year career with the military.
Now if you go to the ABC News article which also has the video interview of Greene in his home, wearing sweat-pants (hmmmm), you can see him babbling about like a mental patient, hunched over when he walks, holding his hands together like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.
One thing is clear though… he’s acting. It’s obvious that he is acting because he is not very good at it. Even Jan mentioned when she saw it that he was “putting on”… that it was an act.
I trained as an actor for over 10 years in various schools, worked professionally as a stage actor, directed several plays, even worked on a few films and TV shows in various other capacities… so I know acting when I see it, especially bad acting from someone who has been coached. Alvin Greene has been coached.
His sweat-pants and his tee-shirt were his costume, his hunched over walk is part of his physicality, his parents house and baby picture is the set and props. The idea is to make people not want to vote for him, to make him look like the biggest loser on the planet. No man acting like that idiot gets a career working in the Air Force as an intelligence specialist. It’s PSYOPS people… and it’s pretty obvious.
Go to the ABC site and watch the interview. Tell me what you think. Is he acting? Is he a bad actor? Has he been coached?
He is refusing to step aside on the grounds that the people of South Carolina “have spoken”… even though no one knew who he was prior to the electronic voting machine hack. Now he wants a debate and some money from the national and state level Democratic Party… and they will give it to him. Last thing the Democrats need right now is to appear like they don’t support a minority candidate.
Alvin will get his money, he will get his debate, he will make himself look like an idiot, and all the while a decent candidate who stood against the neoliberal agenda is sitting at home wondering how this all happened.
When it is all over and Alvin has helped hand Jim DeMint his seat in the senate, Alvin will get a book deal (ghost written of course), he will get some speaking engagements (well paid of course), and then he will quietly take a job working for Lockheed Martin or some other Air Force defense contractor and will sit back and laugh about the whole thing. It is quite funny when you think about it, isn’t it? What a circus this whole thing has become and how desperate people are to thing their vote really “counts”…
Well, look at that. I am not the only one calling Alvin Greene an obvious “plant”.
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is suggesting that the circumstances of Alvin Greene’s victory in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary Tuesday are suspicious and should be investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
… “There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said this morning on the liberal Bill Press radio show, the Hill notes. “I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.”
Clyburn said the U.S. Attorney’s office should investigate whether a third party gave Greene the money for the $10,400 filing fee, a violation of federal campaign finance laws.
“I would hope the U.S. Attorney down there would look at this,” Clyburn said. “Somebody gave him that $10,000 and he who took it should be investigated, and he who gave it should be investigated.” CBS News
He’s a neoliberal plant, Rep. Clyburn. He’s there to keep a real democrat from taking office in the senate. His $10,000 was probably paid for by Rahm Emanuel or Hillary Clinton. But good for you for calling this out in the national press. Good for you.