Robert Mueller and hot dogs.

In the early 1990s in St.Petersburg Florida, there was a Russian that created a good business selling hot dogs. He opened a colorful restaurant. Local celebrities and politicians were invited to gain notoriety while the restaurant served cheap food for too high prices. It was a good business. A few years later he gained contracts to cater to schools and to the military. The food he served was never great but his marketing was superb.

This did not go unnoticed by his competitors. The Russian business owner had almost driven all the competition away. So what the group did was they came up with an idea. They started a campaign attacking the business owner. They started taking out ads in the local papers, handing fliers and posting fake comments on the internet that the Russian business was importing his hot dogs and meats from China, a country where they eat dogs.

They also did this with no evidence or proof to back it up. They were clever. They never said his products were made of dog meat, they only implied this by associating his business to China, another communist country. The desired effect was soon very successful.
Although the original intent was to only shut down his little restaurant the trick worked beyond expectations.

Locals were soon up in arms. Their children wouldn’t eat the food, saying it smelled rotten.
As the bad publicity mounted, soon there were protests at schools calling for a change in vendors and that his catering contracts be voided, then once that happened they lobbied for the removal of his government contracts saying that the Russians can poison our troops so he lost his government contracts.

I doubt these local restaurateurs understood the complexities of what they where doing, but nonetheless they were using the techniques of overt and implied messaging used by the biggest Fortune 500 companies. Soon the Russian was bankrupt and moved back to Russia.

How does this connect to Robert Mueller you ask? Well let me ask you what evidence has Mueller shown us? What everyone has missed Is indictment isn’t a conviction. Yet  look what has happened. As soon as it came out Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives all said. “Look we knew it was the Russians all along and these Russians whether guilty or not have been found guilty in the court of public opinion without ever stepping foot in a court of law!” Mueller has simply put it in writing and told us to believe him. Isn’t his indictment nothing more then the Republicans memo? Isn’t the democrat push-back of the memo? It makes assertions, but where’s the beef to back it up? (Yes pun intended).

And please don’t go off on some tangent thinking I’m saying the Russian business owner is behind this and he’s named in Mueller’s report. I’m simply using it as an analogy or metaphor.

The simple answer: The Democrats and Mueller are using a very thought-out campaign to convince the American people Donald Trump is a bad product and he must go without any evidence.

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