Bad to the bone politicians

I seriously wonder if everything that can be said has now been said, if not at the Republican convention then about it? I think it is real possibility.

Well, I sort of think so. I did come up with a new term to describe Hillary, but it is not exclusive to her. I’ll call them predator politicians from now on. Need I define that?

See, there is this big deal about Hillary in the 90s that she coined incorrigible street criminals as “super predators”. Then she added we must “bring them to heel,” which is highly offensive to blacks and is being used against her.

That gave me the idea: what we have now are predator politicians. And it is necessary to “bring them to heel” — I mean if it is possible. (I know a big if)

Wow, does Hillary fit that one to the tee. Normally, one would insert a list here of all the things she’s been involved in, right up to present, and show it is not getting any better. Actually, the more power a predator politician gets the worse they seem to get. So I admit Hillary could be the prototype for this new hybrid but Obama’s right in there too.

I’m sorry, I really don’t have the time for the lists nor do I have the patience for all the liberal deniers to call it absurd.Then try to substitute Bush and Cheney. This is not to say the term is restricted and only applies to Democrats but, come on, at least be objective. They are the ones who fit best, Hillary being the ultimate example.

No matter what, she is not going to change, she will remain the most sinister and corrupt person just because of her vast experience for decades and sets the bar to a new level.(sorry, she destroyed the bar) Whatever you do to her, you cannot shame her. She really does need to be brought to heel, within the confines of our legal and criminal system.

Though we found out how hard that is. She is like an antibiotic-resistant disease. It’s why we keep searching for new super-antibiotics. She is a case study in out of control disease.

How to stop her? How do you prevent her from corrupting others? How do you prevent her actions from becoming the rule instead of exception? See what a dangerous spot she has put us in? Even if you want to get her under control, how do you do that?

She marches past any barrier set. Is she stoppable? Or is it something you have to let run its course until it dies off, hopefully without doing catastrophic damage? You cannot quarantine it. She jumps past all those meaningless limits. The further she goes, the further her tentacles extend. However, we don’t need to be praising her.

So, in that regard, she blew past the threat of “super-predators” or career criminals, We don’t need to further her ambitions — which know no limits. Why would we want to do that? But we, or Dems, do nothing which only enables her on her path.

One corrupt politico, who probably won’t make the convention, is PA’s own Chuka Fattah.(Philly area) Oh, he is another corrupted politician the Left will not talk about and media has not covered much. See if you have corruption, better to keep it hush hush in media if it is a Democrat. Else people will think others may be corrupt as well. Yes, he is also a Clinton super delegate.

But true to the Predator Politician formula. having already been convicted, it has been hard enough to get the guy to leave office. Fattah was defeated in a primary though refused to step down immediately following conviction, even though he cannot vote.

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources.

Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges.

The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company.

He simply told them he would resign in 3 months, the day before his sentencing. Finally, Dems surrounded Fattah telling him to shove off into the unknown because of the damage he may do to their syndicate. It was not a question of right or wrong but of damage control. Ironically, he also served on appropriations. Ed Rendell defended the situation saying his staff could just serve constituents anyway. He finally agreed to resign immediately.

If only Fattah could have arranged for them to not prosecute. But I digress.

However, Hillary is more of a hybrid. She not only would never back off under indictment, but accelerate her lawless plans. That’s how she rolls. She escaped accountability anyway. So that should give us a message as to what to expect. She actually knows, or at least believes, that nothing can or will stop her. There are no limits: legal or otherwise.

Reality is just an ever-changing kaleidoscope on the road to tyranny.

RightRing | Bullright

Cruz takes the low road to victory

Senator-too proud for prime time-Cruz made a spectacle of himself in Cleveland. The former presidential candidate framed his prime time convention protest against Trump as a matter of “conscience,” which was the buzzword for the Never Trump people.

He called it standing on principled. But Trust Ted cannot be trusted to keep his pledge.

Memo: do not mistake pride for principle. His excuse is principle, but pride is the reason he cannot work with others or join forces to keep the country from falling off the cliff.

Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

Pat Buchanan | Townhall

The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time.

At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing “extremism.”

Implication: Goldwater’s campaign is saturated with extremists.

Purpose: Advertise Rocky’s superior morality.

Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, “It’s a free country, ladies and gentlemen.”

Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination.

Richard Nixon took another road, endorsed Goldwater, spoke for him in San Francisco, campaigned for him across America. And in 1968, with Goldwater’s backing, Nixon would rout Govs. George Romney and Rockefeller, and win the presidency, twice.

Sometimes, loyalty pays off.

http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2016/07/22/ted-cruz-and-the-trump-takeover-n2195889<

Ted has a problem. His political strategy is dependent on his theory that he has a lock on all the issues. He obviously doesn’t. Ted seems to believe he is an island to himself.

If there was any doubt about what he meant by conscience in the speech, he removed all doubt the next morning in a press conference with Texas delegates. He came out to say his problem with Trump was a personal thing, and that was same reason he broke his pledge to support the nominee.

And so Ted’s supporters based their support partly on the premise of his pledge to the RNC. But now breaking that is a righteous act to Ted — one of dissent. What a difference a few months makes. He deceived supporters and the RNC with his pledge, then backed out on his word, which he said was his bond. There’s principle for you. But for that pledge he was given access to the database of the GOP. He waffled on his part of the deal, while the RNC kept theirs. Now he said it was for a personal reasons he “abrogated” his pledge.

Allow me to introduce myself

Hi, my name is Iggy Bliss, and I’ve been asked by the blog owner to do a few posts. At least until he tells me to STFU. You’ll hear from me occasionally.

That’s Iggy to most of you, which stands for ignorant – proudly. I’ve been called blissfully ignorant and that is a good moniker. So here I am, Captain Iggy Bliss, at your service.

By that description, I am just happily ignorant. And I plan on sharing some of that wisdom with people here. If you are a Trump supporter, you may have been called ignorant at some point. If not, you will.

Now you might but I don’t consider it satire, since I don’t really know what that is. I plan to cover a limited and selective amount of subjects here because, after all, I’m blissfully ignorant. That won’t stop me from applying my talent wherever I can.

I’m also driven by animal spirits because the same source has called me an animal and a miscreant. So you never know what I might say or do traced to that animal nature.

Just as a primer, I came across this:

Excuse me, but doesn’t Ted Cruz want an open convention? Isn’t he basing his hopes on that — a ballot after the first ballot? I guess that is what makes me ignorant.

Captain Iggy Bliss ™©

Chaos in Cleveland redux: deja vu all over again

This article is a good reminder worth a read. Circa 1912 — dang how history warns.

Rules of the GOP Fraternal Order

A lesson from the 1912 Taft-TR Convention.

By Jeffrey Lord – 4.15.16 | American Spectator

Rule One: Don’t question the rules.

Rule Two: Unless you want to change the rules to preserve the Ruling Order.

The other day, a surely very nice guy who was identified as a former Colorado Republican Party Chairman appeared on CNN to discuss the latest state of play in the Trump-RNC dust-up. Among other things he dismissed concern over Colorado’s rules for selecting delegates by saying that they had been in place since… 1912.

Uh-oh. In saying this the ex-chairman clearly unwittingly opened a door that makes Donald Trump’s point about GOP Establishment-types monkeying with the rules, and makes it more or less exactly. Why? Well, hop into the time traveling machine and come with me back to, yes, 1912.

The Republican Party is in absolute turmoil. President William Howard Taft is in the White House, the protégé of his predecessor and old friend President Theodore Roosevelt having won the White House four years earlier after TR declined to run for a third term. But now? Teddy Roosevelt is upset with his old friend. It seems Will Taft has turned out to be a tad more conservative than the trust-busting TR approved. OK, actually a lot more conservative. And so TR, more than furious, has plunged headlong into the presidential race, directly challenging Taft for the GOP nomination. Also in the race was a third candidate: the liberal Wisconsin Senator Robert LaFollette.

They battle across the country, with Roosevelt winning 9 of 12 states that had primaries. But the rest of the then-48 states had no primaries. And as the Chicago Convention approached, the delegate numbers stood this way: …/

Continue reading: http://spectator.org/articles/66052/rules-gop-fraternal-order

Well, it did happen before. Oops, what was that Teddy called it?
“We stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord.”
Them are pretty inflammatory words.

What sticks in my craw is that they all accused Trump of issuing threats for predicting or stating that there very well could be trouble at the convention. But countless other people, even Cruz, are apparently free to speak about the coming chaos in Cleveland. . However threat accusations come only as Trump talks about pending pandemonium.

(The Hill) “Any time you hear someone talking about a brokered convention, it is the Washington establishment in a fevered frenzy, they are really frustrated because all their chosen candidates, their golden children, the voters keep rejecting,

So they seize on this plan of a brokered convention, and the D.C. power brokers will drop someone in who is exactly to the liking of the Washington establishment. If that would happen, we would have a manifest revolt on our hands all across this country.” — Cruz to CPAC

Even the media has alluded to problems. In fact, media has talked about the ensuing Convention turmoil as good for their business. Trump warns about problems and they accuse him of inciting violence. At this point, it would be hard to believe there would not be problems at the convention. I mean I wonder what Vegas odds are predicting?

Of course to talk about the desperate Party apparatus and fed up voters is now construed as a threat. Meanwhile, GOPe have contemplated running an independent candidate. No, let us focus on predictions and warnings as threats.

In the end, it’s Trump

After months of deliberating and looking at candidates, I whittled down on my options to one. I thought I had a second choice but alas that was just an illusion.

So I decided on Trump. Since people already criticized and attacked me for supporting Trump, I suppose I might as well. Kidding aside, I tried all along keeping an open mind. In the end, I decided Donald Trump gets my vote. Unlike other people, I won’t hate on those supporting another candidate. It’s their choice.

First, it was not about popularity or favorites. I often support underdogs. In this strange case, Trump is a little like an underdog.(in some ways) He is not the favorite of the establishment. In fact, he is about the least favorite.

But there was a purpose and an objective. It was a 75-25 decision. I was already 75% behind Trump before. Then events of the last few weeks put me over the line. What a few weeks it has been for the panic-stricken arrogant elite. Plus the media has been casting its vote all along. That all made it easier. So there’s a hashtag NeverTrump making the rounds. But my hashtag would be not again. So I settled on Trump.

Reasons for my choice were broad. Enough is enough. Well, it has been enough for a while but this was the opportunity to voice it and do something different that hadn’t been done. Every election they tell us who our choices are and ram their establishment choices down our throats. We’re told we just have to accept it. Well, this is a bit of irony.

Some say he is not the best choice. I say he is not perfect. No candidate seems to be -particularly these three. But this offers more than a usual choice between two evils. This choice goes back a long way with me. In fact, back to 2000. That’s where Cruz took it, too. He brought John Roberts into the Bush vs. Gore battle. The rest is history, punctuated by Cruz’s advocacy for Roberts as a SCOTUS pick. He’s complaining about him?

Now that we are to decide who the outsider insurgent is, between three, the other two candidates have taken to the air to raise every suspicion possible. The roles reversed and Rubio is channeling Trump. Cruz pulls out every accusation he can dream up.However, it is not just them. The RNC and every operator within the establishment has been scheming to oust the Trumpster. Who’d have thunk something would cause such a stir in the establishment? Venom and tempers flare.

Romney, probably the king of the establishment, came out to personally launch an attack and whisper campaign against Trump. He was shopping for surrogates to do the dirty deed and then decided he would do it himself. Rubio contacted Christie after he dropped out, also after the smack down debate attack. Rubio boasted to Christie that he has a very bright future ahead. (you thought the Donald was the one with the over inflated ego)

Then Christie endorsed Trump, attacking Rubio in his speech as not ready for prime time. Cruz is too slimy for prime time. The RNC flung itself into the toilet threatening to flush itself down over Donald Trump. (hint: it might take a double flush, Reince)

The establishment had a meeting, according to NYT, to brainstorm how to take Trump down. They fear Trump threatens the Party(as they know it) and could cost them Congress and the election. Camp Rubio is making plans for a brokered convention scenario. Mitch McConnel is planning a Senate coup to abandon Trump.

At least one report says RNC has people strategizing some independent run. Kasich and other candidates are hypothesizing parsed out spoils of a post Trump era. They all complain about why more or somethimg wasn’t done to stop Trump much earlier? I thought they had tried. (everything they could think of) If these guys are this baffled over fighting off Trump, how can they deal with Hillary?

Little does this Party establishment elite realize their real fight is with the people, base, and conservatives. The more they dig in the more obvious it becomes.

Establishment RNC are boldly trying to connive a candidate ‘choice’ for the Party. Gee, you thought that’s what elections were for? So did I. It just reveals the true character of the RNC and estabo elite and how far they will go. It’s like gang turf war to them.

So in view of all this I made my decision. This all made that easier.
In the end, it’s Trump. Or is it Trump till the end?

RightRing | Bullright

Unconventional thoughts

 

Paul’s supporters have an impact at the convention.  Did anyone think the convention, especially this year, would go off without a hitch? I doubt the most naïve GOPers would have thought so. But just to make sure they got the point, lots of Paul people were upset and took their activism to the convention.  I guess they wanted to submit Paul’s name, and wanted to make their presence known. Some left in protest, and apparently some were not seated.  When reading the state votes, they did not call out the Paul votes from the podium.  It caused a stir.

LA Times:

Paul did not win a single state; however, his ardent followers worked arcane local and state party rules to take over several state delegations, including garnering 20 of Maine’s 24 spots. The RNC decided to replace 10 of them, effectively stopping the state from being able to submit Paul’s name for nomination. (In response, the state’s Republican governor, a Romney supporter, decided to boycott the convention.)

 

I really don’t know what to think but I had a few thoughts.

I was always open to the idea and influence of a third Party, conservative one that is. And Paul has had both. In the end, it is the GOP or Republican Party, not the Paul Party.  But probably nothing would be good enough for the Paul supporters.  To me, he had the same predicament the GOP had: one has to accept some undesirable elements with the ones you like.  They don’t see that the same is true for the central GOP platform.  But Paulines  do ask that of other people. Then you have to work in the Party structure. They apparently did that.  Rand Paul seems to have had some real influence on the GOP and platform – as much as he could.

No one can expect Ron Paul’s supporters to go away quietly.  He ended up somewhere around 10%, in votes, which is about where he has been. I can reserve opinion on Paul but they worked the system, to the best of their ability. I have no idea what part of them will come along to support Romney. It’s a question mark to me. What if there were a couple other groups like that?

There have been improvements in the GOP Party (maybe not as much in the establishment per se) this time.  Since 2010 brought in a lot of influence. There is new blood the Party cannot ignore anymore.  I guess it is as good as it gets for now. What the Paul supporters do will be up to them.

Reference:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ron-paul-20120829,0,6291533.story

Themes of Dreams

Convention time and they are talking about themes. The theme of Republicans is compliments of Barack Obama’s ” you didn’t build that”. No word yet what the Dems’ theme is but I already know: Hypocrisy. Attacking their opponent will be the subtext. Hypocrisy will take center stage…and remain there till the end.(Its always good to stick to the theme)

Criticize their opponent for his wealth and for not showing enough tax records while promoting a candidate that sealed his personal records then scoffs and ridicules anyone who asks. So to follow suit, maybe we should call them “the Taxers”.

They’ll talk leadership while having zero experience at it. They’ll say Romney and Ryan aren’t qualified, while Obama wasn’t qualified to be dog catcher. He does have his Ph.D in hypocrisy. The subject will be four more years when he can’t account for the last four. Everywhere hypocrisy will be on full display. And they are proud of it.

They’ll try to talk about fixing the country while they’ve done everything they could to rip it apart. Surely they will address the big deficit problem, while promising to spend more money. They’ll attack the plans of his opponent while not even being ale to get a single budget through in his entire term. And they will want to take both houses to give us more of that leadership they demonstrated in his first two years.

Then they will criticize the rich for “not paying their fair share”. Maybe they’ll make that the subtitle? Yes, Obama found another opponent to run against, besides the 40 straw men, rich people.

Plus, as Mad-Maddy Albright said, Bush will always be on the menu because there is always an appetite for it. They’ll touch on favorite topics like accountability while being accountable for nothing.

But the fearless theme drivers Democrats are, even before it all begins, Dems promised transparency on the funding for what they are calling “the people’s convention”. Oops, so they changed their mind to keep it a secret until long after the banners come down. No one should know who is funding “the people’s convention”.(maybe a secret Dems can keep?) So does that mean George Soros is taking an active role in the peop’s convention?

And all that will certainly mean a leading role for the lamestream media.