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Published On: Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

Iowa ‘protester’ Phil Roeder revealed as Bernie Sanders operative, linked to the USA Today parent company

The media is propping up the protests across the country as regular, frustrated voters, disappointed that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump, but Zero Hedge has identified Phil Roeder as Iowa, progressive operative, linked to the campaigns of Democrats.

The Hedge writes: Here’s Phil Roeder, a public school official with no disclosed interest except the welfare of his students:

Phil Roeder

Phil Roeder

“The majority of students at Des Moines Public Schools are students of color,” Phil Roeder, the district’s director of communications and public affairs, said in a statement earlier this week. “The rhetoric of this past election has caused many concerns and divisions among them, their friends and their families. The school district will not stand in the way of our students peacefully expressing their concerns.”

So: Phil Roeder, concerned public servant without a partisan agenda, or veteran Democratic activist?

 

In fact, the report notes a “student led” protest with Roeder saying: “The rhetoric of this past election has caused many concerns and divisions,” Roeder said in a statement issued right before the walkout. “The school district will not stand in the way of our students peacefully expressing their concerns.”

But who is Phil Roeder?

Phil Roeder of Des Moines is a Democrat and a former staff member for several campaigns and elected officials. He is now the director of communications for Des Moines Public Schools. Contact: [email protected]“: straight from his op-ed in objection to the Iowa caucus, while confessing he’s a Bernie Sanders supporter.

“In the interest of full disclosure, I supported Bernie Sanders at the caucuses this year. Frankly, I have no idea if such changes would have helped or hurt his campaign in Iowa.”

As the Hedge notes, Roeder showed up in the WikiLeak email drop on a document “NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION”:

As sparring partner or spoiler, Bernie Sanders’ presidential run will have an impact

Iowa Daily Democrat // Mike Glover

Des Moines, Iowa – Bernie Sanders is in many ways an unlikely candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, but the 73-year-old Sanders has made a career out of bucking the odds, and many people are slow to dismiss his bid…It is difficult to argue with Sanders’ political skills. He was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, before spending 16 years in Congress and then being elected to the United States Senate. He was an independent Socialist before opting to run for the presidential nomination as a Democrat, and he insists it is a serious bid, though he’s less well known than rivals like Hillary Rodham Clinton…Right now, I view him as being a sparring partner for Clinton, but he could do well in some parts of the state,” said Democratic strategist Phil Roeder, who notes that Iowa’s precinct caucuses are a different kind of contest and Sanders has at least the potential to make a showing. The first thing he has to do is put some distance between his political history and his bid as a Democrat

Grassroots? Student led….well, maybe, but it seems likely encouraged. Would Roeder be supporting a Trump protest if Hillary had won? Doubtful.

It may also be noteworthy that the Gannet Company, which owns the The Des Moines Register ALSO OWNS THE USA TODAY. So, is it possible the quotes are from within the leftist echo chamber, citing their local operatives and NOT the general public.

Phil is no stranger to protests and rallies, taking is daughter to an Obama rally HERE and is credited on several photos of Bernie and others on the campaign trail.

 

 

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