DC Insider: 'Compliance is fading rapidly'

Message 1:##

From: "Bill Ivey GCS" bi@globalculturalstrategies.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: From Bill Ivey
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2016 18:39:02 -0500
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Trump is a monster who's been created, mostly but not entirely by Republicans over the past three or four decades. But all policy actors have been far to content to figure out policy from the inside, making our deals inside DC, then slicing up the country demographically every few years and targeting groups with slogans, promises to change things, etc., and with small initiatives "guaranteed" to push their voting buttons. This style of governing, combined with the complete abandonment of education in history, civics, etc. means we have both anger and ignorance abroad in the land, and it's difficult to gauge how wide and deep it is. Could Trump's message peel off African-Americans in the general - absolutely, positively - and many other groups previously dependably in our camp. This is serious and can't be solved through polling or surveys or focus groups or messaging. Smart people have to think about how to reach deep and inspire the best in the electorate to not give into anger and fear but act out of America's best, most-optimistic problem solving collaborative instincts.
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https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/51590

Message 2##

From: "Bill Ivey GCS" bi@globalculturalstrategies.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: From Bill Ivey
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2016 14:06:42 -0500

Dear John:
Well, we all thought the big problem for our US democracy was Citizens United/Koch Brothers big money in politics. Silly us; turns out that money isn't all that important if you can conflate entertainment with the electoral process. Trump masters TV, TV so-called news picks up and repeats and repeats to death this opinionated blowhard and his hairbrained ideas, free-floating discontent attaches to a seeming strongman and we're off and running.
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How does this get handled in the general? Secretary Clinton is not an entertainer, and not a celebrity in the Trump, Kardashian mold; what can she do to offset this? I'm certain the poll-directed insiders are sure things will default to policy as soon as the conventions are over, but I think not. And as I've mentioned, we've all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking - and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.
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I fear we are all now trying to navigate a set of forces that cannot be simply explained or fully understood, so it is and will remain interesting!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599#efmARJAWn

Bill Ivy runs a super shadowy one man high power global consulting shop, so being clever and accurate in an email to a (at the time) nearly inevitable next US president's campaign chair is pretty close to the ring of power. And his prediction so far has proved accurate.

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