George Will exits GOP…. next?

George Will bolts GOP: ‘This is not my party’

Al Weaver 6/25/16 | Washington Examiner

Conservative columnist and commentator George Will announced that he is no longer a registered Republican after changing his Maryland registration from the GOP to “unaffiliated.”

“I’m an unaffiliated voter in the state of Maryland,” Will told PJ Media in an interview.

“This is not my party,” Will said during a speech beforehand to the Federalist Society. He also reportedly said that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to endorse Trump was part of why he left the party.

Will said he isn’t sure whether he’ll vote for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. And he offered up a plan for conservatives to follow who don’t plan to support Donald Trump.

“Make sure he loses,” said Will, a Fox News contributor. “Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House.”


Adios, George. It’s been….

Lou Dobbs tracking the estabo GOP

Lou Dobbs – The Horrible Three-Headed Monster Of The GOP Elite

It’s Horrific – Three Headed Monster Of The Republican Establishment
Posted on June 1, 2016 by Rick Wells

It’s a horrible thing, the three headed monster that Lou Dobbs says is “lurking within the GOP establishment.” It sounds downright disgusting from his description, a hybrid of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Bill Kristol. He notes “none of them is particularly aggressive, at least publicly, they’re more passive aggressive. They’re how the party of no was first formed, in fact.”

Dobbs continues, “Trump today slammed Kristol as a loser in his new conference,” point to an interview with Sean Hannity in which he says Kristol is just trying to sell copies of his failing magazine. Trump asked, “Who would do it? Look, it’s a guaranteed loss, you can’t even get on in Texas now because they missed their deadline and now they’re missing other deadlines. And all he’s doing, I guess, is trying to get publicity for his failing magazine, I imagine.”

Dobbs points out the weak track record of Kristol when it comes to predicting political winners and losers, including the prediction that Hussein Obama would not defeat Hillary Clinton in a single Democrat primary in 2008 and a Romney victory in 2012.

Dobbs notes that Kristol’s boss, billionaire Philip Anshutz, who owns the Weekly Standard, generally tries to remain out of the spotlight, but he’s stepped into it with both feet on this one. He’s donated over $1 million to establishment GOP candidates this cycle but Dobbs can’t imagine Anshutz either permitting or dispatching Kristol on this fools’ errand.

In response to Trump’s comments about Kristol, he replied, “I’ve won some and I’ve lost some but one thing I’ve always tried not to be is a roaring jackass.” Dobbs adds, “In my opinion, Kristol has obviously failed in the latter regard and in recent years he’s been almost always been wrong in his choice of candidates and indeed public policies.”

Wrongheadedness,” says Dobbs, “doesn’t deter elites like Kristol, all uncomfortable with the democratic reality that votes do matter and that majorities and not special interests, not even really rich elite interests rule.”

Dobbs adds, “And they fear Trump mightily, precisely because he’s likely to make the establishment very uncomfortable for a very long time.”

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Could it be as simple as Trump says, he’s “trying to get publicity for his failing magazine?” I don’t know. However, it is clear that Kristol is willing to risk it all, or what is left of it, to oppose Trump. A losing cause for himself and potentially the country.

What makes a person that driven to obsession? He has said he didn’t mind supporting Hillary or if she won. He can try to run from that. So Kristol is not about winning, he is about Trump losing. That his subscribers flee, so what? Apparently his establishment ties are stronger and more important. Love for country? Please.

Like Dobbs said, Kristol’s pick record is not good. And then he has been palling around, scheming with Romney for months — with Romney’s record. Ryan’s record is confirmation. But if Trump would lose, they can all come back in 2020 for another round.

Here is another one for the estabo record from Rick Wells:
Boehner Got $5 million, Ryan $2 Million, McConnell $9 Million – Any Doubt Why TPA Passed?

Twofer on election challenges

May as well just throw a couple articles out there. The first one is a dripping post from Red State railing against Trump as the nominee. If you have time and energy, I recommend seeing both of them. Who knows, you might enjoy.

As we are seeing unfold, people are imagining any means possible to deny or stop Trump. One Representative even said on a radio show that the only way to stop Donald Trump is a “head shot”. Well, desperation calls for desperate measures.

Now along comes the third party challenge. They believe they can Perot him. The second article (here) floats the idea of running or using Rick Perry to defeat Trump on a 3rd party challenge, even ending in a decision by the House of Representatives. I have a feeling the people would be really satisfied with that one.

I mean if the Chaos in Cleveland was not bad enough, why not open the general election decision to the House of Representatives to really calm people’s fears and restore confidence? We still haven’t lived down Bush vs. Gore. If they think that process would work, and Hillary wouldn’t find some way to benefit from it, then maybe they ought to take her and Democrats more seriously.

The media attention shifted its collective attention to Trump’s words that depriving him the nomination could potentially cause riots at the convention. How many times do people use such speech to serve a useful purpose? Not here. They are having fun spinning that one. While at the same time another Democrat front group is threatening mass protests and civil disobedience in DC. Nothing is wrong with that and no one seems at all concerned about what that will cause. Translation: riot to “save our Democracy” sounds like an interesting concept. Call it “Democracy Spring.”

Drop out and turn on. (Remember that was an old sixties cliche) Once again, people are threatening never trump and no way will they support him. Not voting would even be justified. Well, we were chastised that we had to support the last 2 establishment picks for president. Now their own righteous establishment position is “no way” will they vote for Trump. They point to how many people are unsatisfied with Trump as the nominee. Never mind how many people were not satisfied with McCain or Romney. But now the noble position is Never Trump. What hypocritical bastards.

Lastly, it looks like anything will be fundraising fodder, from Move On and the Left to the RNC estabos. And just blame Trump for the whole mess. Sound like a plan? Sort of puts them all on the same page.

RightRing | Bullright

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

Horse trading, South Carolina

There seem to be some similarities on the Dem and Republican sides. My observation is the establishment on both sides is looking past New Hampshire and Iowa to South Carolina. They are planning or hoping to build a consensus from there forward for the establishment candidates and establishment itself.

Establishment is taking it on the chin this year. Both sides are lining up paying close attention to Iowa and New Hampshire. That may be the usual course but both seem like they are following a similar pattern. We are trying to judge the races(each) by events in Iowa and New Hampshire while those are looking increasingly irrelevant. Could they cancel each other out? But the establishment on both side is looking at South Carolina.

That’s why I chuckled as Jeb rolled out the endorsement from Lindsey Graham. It reveals the importance of SC to Bush — his only chance. Not only for SC but for establishment to break the barriers it has so far been unable to do. It’s all Jeb can hope for.

The establishment seems to be playing virtually the same strategy game, with Jeb Bush being a harbinger. While we are consumed by Iowa and New Hampshire, they are betting their estabo marbles on some momentum they can build from South Carolina on.

So my point is estabos on both sides are looking to start hijacking or stealing the election there. I said on both sides. Dems are engaged in a social debate, and queen-estabo- Hillary plans on South Carolina being her firewall and beginning of her victory. Bernie does not seem to have an answer for that. I don’t know if conservatives have an answer yet for the big establishment roll out? They both can be very persuasive when they want to be.

How does the establishment RNC deal with a lead candidate who is not going to be begging for money and groveling? A candidate who looks past estabos like they do anti-estabo front runners? That scenario looks more like war, politically. Finally the establishment is on defense against the ropes. Can they endure the onslaught and still survive? Or are they beaten clear back to their respective corners? Is the RNC forced to try making concessions to save themselves, just like they do with Democrats everyday?

RightRing | Bullright

Trump brought the juice

All I know is Trump connected and turned the negative of the “anger” issue, as they call it, into a positive, effective attack. In his reply, he connected the RNC, establishment, the left, Obama, and Nikki Haley, and the Left’s talking point in one swoop.

After Obama SOTUS, SC Gov. Nikki Haley said:

‘During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation,’ she warned.

When asked about that, Trump owned the anger and the issue in saying sure he is angry. Better still the supporters of Trump are fed up and deservedly angry. Are Dems the only ones who rally to anger? Who channel their anger in political campaigns? I’ve said if you are not angry now then you must be comatose. The left does what they are doing and we are supposed to be subdued? Really, what strategy is that? No need to list all the reasons.

So he proudly owned that issue and turned the whole matter on its head.

The anger juice goes on.

RightRing | Bullright

Media meltdown on debate proves bias

It didn’t take long for the headlines to surface. Drudge was having a hard time tracking them.

Republican debate runs off the rails turns into all-out war as Donald Trump bashes John Kasich, Jeb Bush hits his protege Marco Rubio, and EVERYONE hammers CNBC’s moderators for losing control

Daily Mail

By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For In Boulder, Colorado

  • CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie soon piled on the network
  • Donald Trump wrapped up his night by claiming he had strong-armed them into shortening the debate ‘so we could get the hell out of here’
  • ‘CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled,’ Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said

Wednesday’s Republican debate turned into a steel cage match in Boulder, Colorado as Donald Trump tangled with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called on Marco Rubio – his political protege – to resign his U.S. Senate seat.

As the CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field.

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Correction it wasn’t about them losing control of the debate. They weren’t organized either though. It was a disaster of gotcha questions. Then came the all important one about fantasy football. The fantasy was about some modicum of objective moderators.

Even Reince Priebus threw out the criticism on CNN right afterward.

According to ABC 7 Denver, AP: (play by play coverage)

The chairman of the Republican National Committee says CNBC “should be ashamed” of how its moderators handled the third GOP presidential debate.

Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) says that the moderators did a disservice to their network, the candidates and the viewers. The two hours were dominated by candidates complaining that the moderators’ questions were hostile and based on inaccurate premises.

Priebus is calling the questioning “unfortunate” and says he will “fight to ensure future debates allow a more robust exchange.”

Well, when even Priebus gets his attitude on, it must be pretty obvious.  A venue more reminiscent of pro-wrestling, the moderators got into the fray breaking the one major rule of journalism: not to become the story.  But it won’t matter because the Dems will spin it as sore losers not wanting to answer tough questions. Hey, we saw what Dems did with the Hillary hearing, masters of propaganda….disinformation.

Economy on the docket

So Wednesday night’s debate is supposedly on the economy.

CNBC is live blogging here.

It won’t be hard to beat Obama’s economy. Count the ways. That should be a win win for the Republicans but we’ll see how they, and CNBC, manage to divert any gains.

Let’s see, how could this go bad? (not that I’m not optimistic, just reserved)

I guess it leaves Lindsey Graham out of the mix… er maybe not the ‘mixing’.

Trump to Iowa: “What the hell are you people doing to me?

War on Trump — spoiler alert

The establishment has declared war on Trump, after coming to terms that he actually could win the nomination. No word yet how Democrats feel about this declaration.

US Presidential Election News

Imagine the race on the Republican side is frozen in the polls from now until January with Donald Trump on top and Ben Carson a close second. Down the list is the establishment favorites including Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, unable to gain any traction or land serious punches against the frontrunners. That is the very scenario which several conservative and Republican-aligned political groups are planning for should the need arise. The crux of such a plan would include wall-to-wall negative advertising against Trump in the early primary states.

More: 2016 Election Central

Washington Examiner

“The Republican establishment, for the first time, is saying, off the record, this guy can win,” noted Joe Scarborough on MSNBC Monday morning. “I’ve heard that from everybody. I don’t hear anybody saying he can’t win the nomination anymore.” …/

Which could lead to an extraordinary scenario in which GOP stalwarts go to war to destroy their own party’s likely nominee.

That’s right, take Joe Scarborough’s word for Republican establishment.

Prepare for the 10,000 points of light offensive, to co-opt a GHW Bush phrase:

I don’t think Trump can withstand 10,000 points of smart negative in Iowa and New Hampshire,” says one veteran Republican strategist who is not affiliated with any campaign. “It would force him to spend money. That’s when this starts to get real for him.” (“Points” refers to gross ratings points, a way of measuring TV ad buys; 10,000 points would be a really big buy, meaning the average viewer would see an anti-Trump ad many, many times.)

says [Club for Growth] McIntosh. “There are a large number of donors and political activists who want to do it.”

So someone has to do the dirty work. And someone has been planning — and no doubt creating — ads for their eventual onslaught. Translation, this could get real ugly, real fast. But ugly for the most part on the establishment side.

Indeed, other sources inside the RNC say chairman Reince Priebus has stressed to staff that they must stay out of candidate fights.

More: Washington Examiner

So then, let the bombardment begin. Well, since I wrote my main objection to Trump here before, it is now a moving target. On one hand there is Trump, on the other there is the establishment status quo. (the guys who blew almost every opportunity over ten years.) All bets are off. Want to consolidate Trump support?

Now if/when that onslaught starts, like others, I’ll oppose establishment RNC elites, which surely they must have factored into their calculated battle plans. This means that all their negative ads they run just could cause more negative scrutiny of the establishment.

Funny how these guys weren’t prepared to go to battle over the debt or over Planned Parenthood funding, or the Iran nuclear festival. But dammit they must take a no-holds-barred stand against Trump. Now he’s just a bridge too far. It’s almost comical.

However, when they force the criticism toward the estabo elitists, well it will only help Trump. So if that is the case, score one for the Donald once again. I guess that will make me a de facto defender of Trump. Cheers GOP. Watch your own Party torpedo itself.

(I don’t think you declare war without really going to war…but that’s just MHO)

Where have we gone?

“The Democrats would revise history to rationalize a return to bigger government, higher taxes, and moral relativism. The Democrat Party has forgotten its origins as a party of work, thrift, and self-reliance. But they have not forgotten their art for dissembling and distortion.

The Democrats are trapped in their compact with the ideology of trickle-down government, but they are clever enough to know that the voters would shun them if their true markings were revealed.

America had its rendezvous with destiny in 1980. Faced with crisis at home and abroad, Americans turned to Republican leadership in the White House.”

This is a quote from Republicans platform back in 1992. From then until now, one must ask “what happened?” We appear now to be a ship without a rudder, stranded in a stormy sea. Where are those tried and true principles that supposedly guide us? Have they been moth-balled in favor of Big-Government Lite rhetoric?

Along came George W who arrogantly claimed to have redefined conservatism and Republicans, (unbeknownst to conservatives) with his compassionate hubris he sailed us into uncharted waters of amnesty plans, appointments, enforcement failures, all while failing on most occasions to make the case for true conservative values. He waffled on this or that and then, after trying to foist crony Harriet Miers on us, gave us a nominees that again deceived. John Roberts turned into John Dud. He had already given a peace offering on the 4th circuit to Dems. (which meant nothing to Dems)

Then came not so popular President W deriding his own base who protested Miers. He steamed full speed ahead despite all conservatives lobbying efforts and letters to the contrary. But the Left didn’t like Bush and never would. Who was he fooling? What made him start down the road to concessions? Only he could know but it didn’t work. Appeasement was not the bomb, it never is with the radical left.

And leaders in Congress did virtually the same until turning over their majority to the libs — who were already quite skilled at minority power. Now along comes Trump to remind the RNC of its long trail of inconsistencies. Some deep irony there.

More from ’92… as painful a reminder as that is:

“While our goals are constant, we are willing to innovate, experiment, and learn. We have learned that bigger is not better, that quantity and quality are different things, that more money does not guarantee better outcomes. We have learned the importance of individual choice—in education, health care, child care—and that bureaucracy is the enemy of initiative and self-reliance. We believe in empowerment, including home ownership for as many as possible. We believe in decentralized authority, and a bottom-line, principled commitment to what works for people.

We believe in the American people: free men and women with faith in God, working for themselves and their families, believing in the value of every human being from the very young to the very old.”

Have we really learned the tough, necessary lessons? Are we now better for it? Are we now defining progressives, socialists and Marxists as they should be? Are we telling the truth about the Left’s agenda and schemes to correct the record? Are we seizing leadership opportunities to provide the kind of example of conservative values our country so desperately needs? Or are we cowering in a corner declaring to be beaten before we even throw the first punch? Shamefully, I say it is more of the latter. Time and time again we have seen deals being cut that display no conservative values, gaining nothing.

For a moment in time I almost lost my head and optimistically thought we returned to foundations and principles. But Jeb Bush came saying it’s his turn — to try the moderate, Rodney King approach to liberals who will never be appeased and always demand more. Compromise to progressives only amounts to doing it their way, and giving them the credit. I regained my sanity seeing the defense of Jeb Bush. Did we ever want to see a dynasty, be it on the Democrat side or the Republican side?

Yet here we are again fighting for our values to be relevant in a system given over to thugs, elites and special interests. We haven’t yet found the way to master real leadership. It must come from within, but our leaders still have not gotten that message. They even resign in a strategic way to hedge the opportunity for the establishment’s benefit.

But the RNC acts as if that is not an issue. We claim to want to move forward while estabos dredge up people who only exhibit the worst of the past. We provide the big hammer to our opponents and then ask them to hit us over the head. Only we don’t even play the victim very well. We blame everything only on ourselves — on stoopid people and “right-wing extremists,” not Estabo leaders. Then we proceed to ask for more of the same treatment. So reactionary disenfranchised voters embraced Trump as an Apprentice.

The shark-infested waters are just begging to be fed. Some in the Republican Party are determined not to disappoint them. It’s hard to stop this abuse of the base that’s been tolerated till it can’t be anymore. Yes, there are a lot of golden quotes in those old platforms and some good lessons, if we could only see them.

Now, true to the form of uncharted course, it threw Jeb Bush at us along with a wide selection of alternatives that were supposed to be chum to bait us so their selection would rise to the top. Ironically, his “Right to Rise” pac is in your face elitism. Jeb’s scolding lectures on the campaign trail aren’t much of an appetizer either.

Newsmax on Right to Rise pac:

There were also at least 20 donors who gave the super PAC $1 million, including healthcare investor Miguel Fernandez, California billionaire William Oberndorf, Iranian-American diplomat Hushang Ansary, along with his wife Shahla, and hedge-fund manager Louis Bacon.

The 236 donors who gave six-figure checks also include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Citadel Investment Group founder Kenneth Griffin, and Houston businessman Robert McNair, Politico reports.

Jeb was a founding member and head of Michael Bloomberg’s foundation, which supports all kinds of liberal agenda items. Not in ancient history, he only stepped down prior to starting his pac and running for president. Just last year a major part of its effort was to lobby “foreign nations to ease restrictions on abortion.” Not exactly a Mexico City Policy.

Now he distances himself from the agenda that was a central priority of the foundation. I hope the money he got paid was worth it. He didn’t have to sign off or vote on it, as he asserts, but he was part and parcel to the agenda. For him to claim how pro-life he is/was is ludicrous when this is the very last place he was before running. What other GOP was promoting abortion around the globe? As for Jeb, no wonder George W is getting riled up.

Politico said:

“I don’t know if it’s panic or paranoia in Miami, but they are losing [Scott] Walker people to Marco, and if you say what’s true, they get mad,” said one Bush donor, who spoke to POLITICO on the condition of anonymity. “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now. Marco’s fundraising has picked up, and Jeb’s has stayed flat.”

Now they will begin shifting the estabo steam from Jeb to Rubio.

Maybe I’ll post more highlights and low expectations from the past.

RightRing | Bullright

Conservative poster boy, scape goat

There was an old Helen Reddy song “You and me against the world.”

You and me against the world,
Sometimes it feels like you and me against the world,
When all the others turn their backs and walk away,
You can count on me to stay.

Remember when the circus came to town
And you were frightened by the clown,
Wasn’t it nice to be around someone that you knew,
Someone who was big and strong and looking out for

You and me against the world, …/

That’s certainly what it feels like now. Trump rolled out his campaign and it seemed to take on an awareness. However, what it really showed is how far we have to go, and how much establishment really is against (opposed)  to conservatives. You can say what you want how conservative Trump really is or not but he took on the face of conservatism and drew the fire — right or wrong

It only proved what an agenda they have against conservatives or only reminded you, either way. As if all anyone had to do was mention illegals and crimes to light everyone on the left on fire.  All the advocacy groups sneered — media, liberals (is there really any difference), establishment, even some corporate concerns. The outrage was swift and fierce. Much of those real problems are directly a result of Obama’s policies, but who cared about that? They wanted Trump to pay for such statements. Contracts were shredded, endorsements held hostage, deals lost, boycotts and all the rest ensued. Media balked.

Sometimes our memories will have to get us through.

Case in point this race. As much as things change, politically and otherwise, one realizes how much they remain the same. This is as much an us vs. them paradigm as it is a disagreement on issues. It’s an institutional one, the establishment verses the people or voters. It really is that basic. They’ll have us believe that it is only on this issue or that one, but it’s a far bigger problem. And that is what they want us to do, get bogged down saying we are wrong or “out of touch” on a particular position. The default is to support the establishment, across the board, on all these issues. That will eliminate problems.

George Will recently has been making the case all by himself on what the establishment thinks of Trump. They want him gone. But they want all that noisy support of his gone too. Will called himself and his fellow cohorts the adults in the room. Anti-establishment, dissenter types are welcome in the Party, he says, but that it needs to be on their terms. As far as I’m concerned, Will can go back to ABC now.

Beyond comparing Trump to George Wallace and saying that he does not belong near the nuclear football, and his supporters are Birchers and nuts, he also let fly:


Will also compared Trump to primal scream therapy, a fad from the ’60s in which patients just yelled to make themselves feel better. “He’s a one-trick pony. ‘I’m rich, everybody who disagrees with me is stupid, and all our problems are simple. Put me in power.’”

“One trick pony [pot meet kettle] and everyone who disagrees with me is stupid, and all the problems are simple,” sounds like the elitist establishment GOP. Yet we are the ones called angry?? How has that establishment GOP been working for you? Not. One trick pony: ‘you must support McCain or doomsday’, “you must elect Romney, he’s the only one…’. Soon to be you must support Jeb Bush and the dynasty or lose.

Sounds like a lot of someones need to have a serious Pogo moment. Aka: “We have met the enemy and they are ours”. This is from an article in the Canada Free Press
(H/T to Pepp for the article).

There is an astounding amount of groupthink among the Washington set – the journalists, pundits, lobbyists, consultants, politicians, and dealmakers. These types of folks – the George Wills and the Steve Schmidts and the Karl Roves and the rest – don’t like new ideas. They don’t want anybody rocking the boat. As a result, anyone who threatens to do so, who seek to inject fresh perspectives into the ossified mold of Washington political society, will be viewed with fear and mistrust, and will be demonized and ostracized. This is especially the case when the ideas being injected happen to be popular with the masses (such as ending illegal immigration) but unpopular with the “elites.”

But then it went further than just ridiculing and attacking Trump, they had to go straight at his supporters, or anyone unwilling to join the attack against him. This is the typical establishment style and M/O. It’s herding the cattle into one chute, as opposed to a renegade chute that may stray from the ranch.

So tell me again, how it’s “you and me against the world.” This is a concept Christian conservatives are very familiar with. They understand, at least, that we are in the world but not of the world. We are to be salt and light in the world. A very different thing than being owned by the world or, in this case, by the GOP establishment elites.

RightRing | Bullright

Landrieu down and out

Cassidy defeats Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race, bolstering GOP majority in new Senate


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.

With Cassidy’s victory, the GOP will hold 54 seats when the Senate convenes in January, nine more than they have now. Republican victories in two Louisiana House districts Saturday – including the seat Cassidy now holds – ensure at least 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, the largest GOP advantage since the Truman administration after World War II. An Arizona recount leaves one race still outstanding.

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Dems’ loss means double down

That is how the Left interprets results. Desperation over Separation of power.
Read this and you’ll know what Democrats and Leftists think:
‘Damn the election results, full speed ahead!’

The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

Katrina vanden Heuvel on November 4, 2014 | The Nation

If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year’s election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way.

The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation.

This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good progressive public policy while expecting—indeed, hoping for—a massive outcry from the wing-nut section of the GOP.

Controversy is not the enemy here. And issue clarity—or issue polarization—can be helpful, if the administration seizes the initiative and chooses public policy issues on which to fight.

The president should go big right now, undertaking a quick series of high-profile executive actions on issues that the Republican House has not acted upon, and will never pass. President Obama should be very visible, with photo ops and speeches and social media and grassroots backup and appearances on Between Two Ferns, moving hard and fast from one executive action to the next. […/]


They see it, in an ideological perspective, as radically as Obama does. So nothing changes. In fact, apply more speed, controversy, force, unilateralism, and abuse than before.

They want a full-blown dictator — Chavez or Castro style. Anything short of that will not suffice. The idea is to be as deliberate and unilateral as possible. They see it as a way of rallying their base. You might call it all out war.

Well America, now you know what the Left thinks of you and your vote. “Elections have consequences” … really! … Is the GOP ready?

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Can We Talk ?

Some things need to be said but the right people are not always listening.

I was commenting on Necessary and Proper Gov’t and saw things that inspired this. The subject there was the shape conservatives are in, and where it’s going. And Jeff suggested a David Horowitz article. It’s fairly long but if you check it out, you won’t be disappointed. Horowitz always brings a good perspective few others do.

David says it is time for a different dialogue. I agree. Some on the right mean well in zealously arguing for conservative ideas. That’s fine, but is it enough? I don’t think so, not even close. Here’s a hint, I know many conservatives get in the trenches and actually read articles. But Progressives do things different. Talking points are spoon fed to the left, from the top,  so Libs don’t have to read or decide.

We are up against a talking point battle. The public often only hears soundbites. It’s not their fault that is the way politics are on the left. Like Horowitz said: we hear about the war on women, on the poor, racism etc. It doesn’t matter that it is not true, people hear those soundbites  and Democrats  repeat them like parrots. Sure we are tired of hearing them. If you hear it, then other people hear it too. You have to know your enemy.

Long arguments are nice but don’t win the war. They have no impact on the Left.  No one except maybe loyal conservatives reads them. And this battle is a political campaign not a dissertation. I’m convinced we must boil concepts down to simple terms. Also, as Horowitz says, our tactics must change.

Who is going to take the time to read arguments, the liberals we are trying to convince? That ain’t going to happen. Liberals try not to read conservatives. On Townhall, they bash away without even reading it, or maybe a few lines just to aim their talking points at. We give them too much credit thinking logic and reason will work on them. What does work are political campaign soundbites.  That someone will convince them is an overrated goal. They do hear soundbites because that’s what everyone hears.

The problem, as Horowitz states it, is conservatives talk in business language. My idea is to use some biz-lingo on our leaders. Tell Boehner and McConnell to ‘listen up’:

We decided your services are no longer needed. Nothing personal… no, actually it is personal. Your job has been eliminated. The decision is final. That is the job as you define it, doing your own thing doesn’t cut it. You fashion yourselves as deal-makers but guess what, fellas? In case you hadn’t noticed, there is no one out there to make deals with. Do you see anyone? Progressives don’t deal. If they want to they know where to find us.

If an opportunity did come up, there are others capable of making a deal. You have become obsolete. We’re going in a different direction and your particular services are not part of that paradigm. Now if you want to stay on in some reduced capacity, then you will have to get with the program. The old way of operating is  over, do you understand? Form follows function now. This movement is much bigger than you guys and your silos.

This  is inevitable in business. Do you want to be a team player or freelance? Your choice. But if it’s doing your own thing… there’s the door. If you think you can handle being on the team, then its going to be a lot different than you are used to. This is not a top down thing. You guys aren’t our boss, quite the opposite. Your positions, as you know them, have been eliminated. Got it? And we’re not going back to that “business as usual” model. This is only the beginning, we’ll keep you informed if you stay on. “

Here’s what else will change: Mitch, you said we are going to crush the Tea Party:

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” … “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

What’s the “we” stuff?  See, it is just the opposite, there’s a new crew in town — just in case you and Boehner missed the last few elections. I know you were both busy doing your own things. And the guys that stepped up are those Tea Party people. They’re already here.  You don’t talk to the other side that way. We have to “crush” Liberals not the Tea Party, except I don’t hear that spirited passion toward progressives. No one is bigger than everyone else.

If power and self-survival were your motives, bury it now.  Your power is limited by the people, like the rest of the Federal Government.  We stand for unlimited individual opportunity. They are the Party of unlimited government. Our “enemy”, the enemy of the country,  is the other side. And that’s exactly how we’re going to treat them. Progs are the antithesis of freedom and individual opportunity. Are we all clear?

By the way, Mitchster, the reason we are taking such a personal  interest in you is because that is where most of the problems are.


Why Republicans Need the Tea Party

The movement provides an answer to the Left.


“You might ask yourself this question: What would have happened if the Republican party and the Tea Party and the big PACs run by Rove and Koch had funded a $30 million campaign to put the blame on Obama and Reid, where it belonged? There was no such campaign. All the parties on our side failed to take the fight to the enemy camp. The finger-pointing that followed is just another example of the circular firing squad that we on the right are so good at and that continually sets us back.”

I endorse attacks and defining progressives for what they are. But Rove or Gingrich frown on “harsh tone” as a ticket to loss. What do they base that on? No one will pay attention to subtle, half-hearted, apologetic critiques just to avoid a harsh tone. The Left is begging to be branded, so give them what they want.

Newt told CPAC:

“If we spend the next three years being primarily anti-Hillary, we will virtually guarantee her election … “ Gingrich said. “To make sure that doesn’t happen, we must stop being the opposition movement, and we must become the alternative government movement that will help make the life of Americans better so that they understand what we would be doing that is right, not just what the left is doing that is wrong.”

We must define the Left. Horowitz knows that as an intellectual. All the right “ideas” don’t get the job done. Amazing, Newt lectured CPAC and the Tea Party on that.

RightRing | Bullright

Jump on the perverted bandwagon, or else

Okay read it and don’t weep. They see this as the paramount issue that ruins the GOP and loses elections. If you can stand it, take a gander at this.

The 1 issue that will ‘kill’ the GOP

‘Big problem is so severe that it can’t be fixed’ — WND

The founder [Jimmy LaSalvia] of the most prominent organization seeking to tie conservatism to the homosexual agenda announced this week he is leaving the Republican Party because it embraces Big Government and continues to tolerate “bigotry” within the party toward homosexuals, the latter of which he says will prevent the GOP from ever winning another national election.

“Over the past several years, I have come to the conclusion that the Republican Party just doesn’t represent my principles and values. I’m a limited government conservative, and they’re big-government people. They like government as long as they’re in charge of it. And I don’t tolerate bigotry of any kind, and they do. It’s that cultural problem, that they seem to be out of touch with life in America today that’s led me to the conclusion that the Republican Party will never again win a national election,” he said.

LaSalvia said the reason the debate over homosexuality will permanently scar the GOP is because the attitude of Republicans is off-putting to countless families, who will then tune out the party on other issues.

GOProud made news in November when co-founder Chris Barron publicly announced he was voting for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race because he found GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli, a traditional social conservative, too extreme.

“The fact that Ken Cuccinelli was an acceptable candidate for Republicans astonished me. Let me be clear, it’s not about positions on issues. … It’s about what Ken Cuccinelli thinks about people who aren’t like him that made him an unacceptable candidate to me. And that’s why, ultimately, the voters in Virginia chose a crook for governor rather than someone like Ken Cuccinelli. And honestly, that’s why Barack Obama, a failed president, was re-elected in 2012 instead of a Republican.”

Problem is he wants people to vote just based on their sexuality. Endorsing a crook for governor in Virginia because Cuccinelli wasn’t tolerable to them says it all. They will endorse Marxists, Maoists or corrupt politicos because of their sexual ideology. Okay, good luck with that.

It gets worse. You must endorse their lockstep agenda, or you’re a bigot. He also has to do an attack on Cuccinelli, for being who he is.

I’ve about had it with this crap. For years I listened to them tell us we have to keep cultural issues off the table, and anyone who mentions them is a bigot — from life to social issues, to homo-marriage, any of that “social” stuff. This while the left runs on those issues — bringing them front and center. Be silent, they scolded us. That came from those in the GOP too, as well as the Left lecturing us all the time — especially on the Internet.

Now they tell us if you do not “proudly” wear some rainbow bandetta, and support their agenda, you are a bigot. Now they tell us they cannot tolerate us if we support traditional values. They tell us that their “values” – or lack thereof — are the only ones you can espouse, else you are a bigot. That we must proudly champion their perverted sexual agenda. And only that, in their view, is the ticket to winning elections.

RightRing | Bullright

Esoteric election results

What has the election shown us?

The Atlantic Wire said

    “Even though Christie’s actual politics often lean conservative, he’s done some serious rhetorical work to try and distance himself as much as possible from the Tea Party cohort of the Republican Party, especially in the shut down. As the national party’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the shutdown, Christie had some strong words: “get the government reopened, stop monkeying around, and get back to work. I said, I’m out there in the field, people have no patience for this stuff. None.”

If you remember in the last few months, gov Christie was taking shots aimed at both the Tea Party and Libertarians. Rand Paul in particular. He also attacked those “esoteric debates” taking place, and this growing strain of libertarianism in both parties.

Esoteric as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary:

a : designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone
b : requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group ; broadly : difficult to understand
a : limited to a small circle
b : private, confidential
: of special, rare, or unusual interest

Flash forward, he wins his reelection, which really wasn’t in question. Regardless of his chances, RNC still felt compelled to dump a million and a half dollars into it. Why, is the big question. It became clear right after the election. RNC wasted no time claiming victory and some credit in New Jersey. Though its cash could have been better spent elsewhere, but we aren’t supposed to criticize that. The GOP can criticize factions in the Party, but dare we criticize their motivations. Typical for the GOP.

Also typical is that they need to credit themselves for a win that really was never in question. What was the purpose again that the RNC had to dump cash into NJ when Christie had it sown up? The answer is so they could lay claim to his moderate strategy. I don’t know how much patience people are going to afford his esoteric candidacy?

I think the election and results in New Jersey were esoteric. Who really cares about the results there other than NJ? Still we have this esoteric election discussed as if it has great national significance.

After Christie took big swipes at two major GOP factions and “esoteric debates”, his reelection proved exactly what? That favorites win? On the other hand, there was much more national significance and interest in those “esoteric debates”, as he called them. I forgot, nobody but nobody is supposed to criticize Christie. Governor, don’t be looking for that groundswell f popular support for your esoteric candidacy.

Not all governors would make good presidents, some are more esoteric than others.

GOP must personalize its message

What the GOP needs to do is personalize its message. That sums it up in a nutshell. If it wants to survive it needs the proper perspective. It may be a bit of a straw man but see what you think.

Churches and ministers have to personalize their message, or risk being irrelevant. Its no different in politics. People look at things from their individual perspective, why should it be any different in politics?

I know, the Democrats have this group thing going on. And it is part of the problem that conservatives see with the progressive left, i.e. collectivism. That is their basic message. Sure they try to take it to the individual level in phone calls and messaging, but its group think and a collective message, top down. They just try to approach it on the individual level. You see it everywhere in their politics. I remember Obama’s great campaign organizing with their drop down lists. Which list do you fit into? They told people what they would do for Latinos, Hispanics, blacks, immigrants, women, or whatever.

Dems’ spiel is always that we are a nation of immigrants, blah blah, and that’s what made this country. Yes, and the beauty of immigrants (real immigrants) are that they don’t all think alike, much less look alike. They aren’t cookie-cutter. But Liberals have for years forced everyone into their collective categories: if by race, then by social status, by income level, by family status, and by sex, gender, or ancestry. But we all don’t live our lives that way and yet are supposed to vote that way – by blocs! (and they make the categories)

So the GOP, or more importantly the entire right, has the general platform but they don’t communicate it the right way. They are afraid if they don’t pander to this particular group and that group they can’t win elections. Democrats constantly tell conservatives the same thing. And that just knocks the stool out from under the Right. Sure it takes swaths of voters to win elections. But that cannot be the sole objective, nor is winning the only objective.

We have a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution based on individual freedoms, not on race or skin color. So why should what group you fit into, or not, be all that matters? I mean that they need to personalize their message to people and individuals. I know it sounds elementary, but how often do they do it? They buy into the notions of Leftists — who have no interest in our success — to tailor their message to groups.

Some say they Democrats have been successful because of it. Yea, to a point, but it is also their downfall. Progressives don’t really know how to relate to the individuals anymore. They may talk to them but only for the purpose of putting them into a demographic or group.(they are good at that) There is virtually no one left talking directly to and for the individuals except for those who pols say are on the fringes. We are a nation of people on the fringes. We don’t all fit into their lists and groups. We are as individual as your grandmother’s apple pie.

This was part of what we saw with Clinton. He might have been a successful politician, but he was into the same mentality. You had targeted policies, and targeted tax cuts. All sounded good till you looked down to the individual level to see if you fit into this classification or that one. Sure they were good at promoting it. So you get that tax cut if, if, if…. You qualify for that based on this, this, and this. Get my point? If you jump through all the hurtles, the right way, then the system worked for you, sort of. The answer to the violence was cater to the police lobbies. The answer to another problem is another program for this, this, and this.

For some of us in the Clinton years, that group think and mentality used to drive us nuts. And it is only certain groups. Then Obama put that mentality on steroids. He plays this group against that group, like a game. So you see how it really works for the left, it’s plantation politics. They call that grass roots politics?

The right does not have to do the same thing. But if you listen to those like McCain, that is what the GOP needs more of. No, no, no it doesn’t! Their reply is always, “then you’re going to keep losing elections” unless you herd them into their groups. And the GOP continually falls for that ruse. Same with elections. They like the talk about diversity up until the general elections when they cram the “approved” choice down our throats.

Like offering a dog a choice between a steak and their dog food, then you remove the steak. Then they swear by their method, well, until they have to make excuses for a major loss. Then they admit having problems, and proceed to do exactly the same thing. At least on the Left when a sizeable group steps up to complain they attempt to listen. On the right they write it off as disgruntled marginal groups. Heck, they can even call them names, like McCain labeled them “agents of intolerance.” That works real well, doesn’t it? It does to their political brains. Just like if you go around ignoring your conscience, sooner or later you are going to have problems.

The answer is always, “fine if that is your view, but you cannot win elections that way.” It’s a sad day for America when the individual, personalized message cannot win elections.
There is more on this my foggy brain has not yet verbalized. Basically, ideas must be personalized, complete with examples, and sold to individuals – not the group of the day. They don’t call it retail politics for nothing.

In my opinion, this is why national pols are losing favor with the people. They come home and speak to them virtually the same way, by group. And that message does not sell well locally. They want to know how things effect them personally, not just illegal immigrants, Hispanics, students, single women, etc. Or are we just a nation of groups? Pols think so.

Obama’s Final Solution Tour:

Its Now or Never
for America & Israel

Part 2

Author Stanley Zir




In order to understand how Obama’s final solution tour set the stage for Palestinians terrorists being released from Israeli jails, Part one covered the time when Obama visited Israel (March 20 -22, 2013).

Part two is inclusive of that visit but deals directly with Obama’s final solution for America; Stripping her of her identity as the leader of the free world, thus waving the white flag of surrender to the Islamics and their secular totalitarian comrades in arms, both of whom are diametrically opposed to capitalism and freedom of expression, the culture that liberty sustains.

That is how Obama intends to achieve his ultimate aim: American’s fundamental transformation into a feeding trough for his social justice payback initiative, one that translates into a one class, fair and equitable, proletariat nation.

To recap part one chronicled President Obama’s antics as he maneuvered his way around the Israeli leadership before moving in for the kill, presenting Israeli youth with a malignant peace plan. The plan Obama proposed, asked the youth to take the first step to show they were sincere in wanting to jump start a dialogue with the Palestinians. Unfortunately they had no idea what Obama had in store for Israel, releasing Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons as a gesture of their good will.

Obama betrayed these naive youth when his mouth piece, Secretary of State John Kerry, initiated this gesture, claiming it would show that the Israelis are sincere about achieving peace with Abbas and his potential peace partners. Kerry conveniently ignored the fact that Abbas partners happened to be homicidal maniacs, radical Islamic savages, secular totalitarian barbarians, and the United Nations, where the final solution for the Jewish state is now in progress.

While it appeared that the Israeli leadership took the bait and swallowed it hook, line, and sinker and released terrorists, all is not as it appears. Part one revealed that Obama had strong armed Israel, threatening that he will not be able to protect Israel in the future unless they made peace with the Palestinians now. This single most important truth was also exposed in my essay A Monster Among Uspublished in June 2011 – it now has 23,000 hits. It is a great read.

[You can read part 1 here.]

Part Two
Obama’s Solution For America  

When Obama first arrived in Israel he attended an international press conference with Netanyahu, where he used his charm offensive to take the leaders of Israel down the garden path. He told the Israelis how he stands by them and has their back. He reminded them that he had given them a missile defense system (the Iron Dome) to protect themselves from missile attacks.

After that he claimed never in history has there been such a close relationship between Israel and America. Poor Netanyahu had to listen to this claptrap, knowing he could not speak the truth and why? One major reason is that the Jewish people in America, who say they are avid Zionists and love Israel, never gave Netanyahu the support he needed to demand Obama take immediate action against Iran’s nuclear terrorist infrastructure.

Although Netanyahu has pleaded with American Jewish and Christian Zionist for over two years that Iran is Israel’s single most important issue, they failed to create a firestorm in America, one that calls for the immediate destruction of Iran’s nuclear sites, one that Obama could not ignore, one that would put him on the defensive.

Since the terrorist attack in Boston it could not be more apparent that if Iran becomes nuclear capable, the next attack coming to America will be a nuclear jihad episode in one of our major cities. Clearly not only is Israel under an Iranian nuclear threat, but the same Iranian vultures that circle Israel are circling America.

Obama’s Rabbit Hole

By-passing the serious threat from Iran to Israel and America, Obama led those at the press conference down his rabbit hole. “We are working closely with the international community, and we are gaining ground.” he said, as if America had been making progress all along.

The fact is that over the last three years Obama’s international partners in peace to stop Iran, Russia and China, both supported Assad in Syria. In addition, Russia has been helping Iran build their nuclear power plants without interruption since 1978, and both Russia and China vetoed sanctions against Iran over and over again in the United Nations. Is this the international support Obama was talking about?

Again Obama attempted to cover up the failure of his foreign policy, like he did with Benghazi. The GOP’s had a chance to put Obama’s foreign policy on the chopping block with another one of Obama’s Benghazi-style fabrications but they still failed to hold Obama’s feet to the fire. Is the GOP any longer qualified to represent us?

A physician is qualified to analyze the symptoms of a patient in order to prescribe the cure, but the GOP acts like an inebriated physician, one who misdiagnosed a life threatening condition, then awakens from a stupor to claim he found a cure.

Incredulously only when Putin decided not to return Snowden to Obama’s new America did the GOP start strutting around like peacocks.

The uproar from the GOP, about how Russia was disrespecting America, preventing our nation from succeeding against Syria and ending the Iranian threat was more than a day too late. It is becoming apparent that trusting the GOP could be fatal.

In every case, the GOP has been late in tackling issues critical to our national security. Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after Morsi betrayed his nation, Russia protecting Iran and Syria, and Benghazi was no different. Tragically, almost a year after the event, Benghazi still is nothing other than a Johnny-come-lately affair.

Benghazi, Obama, and the 2012 Election

During the 2012 election, Obama in order to maintain the illusion, as he does now, that his foreign policy is on solid grounds, he covered up a terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission at Benghazi with the pretext that the attack was due to an anti-Muslim video. This video was created by an unknown American amateur whose subsequent arrest was something out of a Kafka novel. You would have thought it took place in a totalitarian state as he was led from his house by numerous marshals, like KGB operatives.

What is more than outrageous is Obama’s apology to the terrorists of the Islamic world on behalf of the American people because of this anti-Muslim video. This was unforgivable. Why does Obama brand patriots as fanatics, fear-mongers, and a danger to our national security because they speak out against those nations who conquer and enslave in Allah’s name? Who is he labeling fear-mongers? Those who demand we defend ourselves from the treachery of Islamofacism. Even a child could see through Obama’s act of treachery, yet the GOP did not grab the bull by the horns.

Benghazi, the Tip of the Iceberg

The attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi was just the tip of the iceberg. The attack at its core went far beyond the actions of some Al-Qaida operatives, as the GOP would claim, debunking the idea that it was the provocations of some anti-Muslim youtube video as Obama would insist. At that time I alone argued that something of greater significance was in play far beyond the assessment of both these parties.

Throughout Obama’s presidency I chronicled the fact that the Republicans put his foreign policy on the back burner. They never presented a world overview, inclusive of a foreign policy that represents liberty’s grand design, which translates into our core value, our stance against tyranny.

While the GOP was obsessed by the disastrous effects of Obamacare, and the rise of his entitlement society, and rightly so, America was being swallowed whole by Obama’s political behemoth. The ground we had gained though the spilt blood of America’s patriots is now being retaken by Russia, which has reemerged with a vengeance and along with a modern day re-tooled Communist China, both have aligned themselves with the Iranian Jihadist conglomerate (Syria, Hamas, Egypt, etc.) to impose their will on America, Israel, and whatever is left of the European Union.


The GOP could not even get it right in Syria, their outcry that Obama was not taking action against Syria quickly faded, even after it was proven that Assad had crossed Obama’s red line when he used chemical weapons against his own people.

Why did we think then that Congress would hold Obama’s feet to the fire in dealing with Assad, at that time Congress ignored the fact that Obama had crossed his own red line when he continued to maintain his coalition with Russia and China to stop Iran.

Obama’s Double-Cross

After Syria’s second attack with chemical weapons on their own people, Obama could no longer cover up for the Norwegian saber-waving tactics that he used to win the 2012 election. Obama is now forced to take military action, otherwise he will lose face because he will have double-crossed his own red line. Even the Democracies are demanding he act.

The danger the GOP faces is that Obama’s attack on Syria could nullify any chance the Republicans for winning future elections, Obama’s failed foreign policy was their ticket to the White House and now Obama will try to upstage them again by putting the GOP on the defense.

Once Obama launches an attack on Syria, the chest beating will begin, be prepared for the “I killed Osama” routine. Obama will tell the American people that he is sending a message to any nation using weapons of mass destruction that this will not be tolerated. This will put him in the cat bird’s seat in dealing with Iran, thus negating all those who claim he will never take military action against Iran.

The point is he will never attack Iran because he would never get the support from nations around the world to form a coalition of the willing. This is Iran, not Syria, Iran is a horse of a different color.

GOP Must Immediately Reverse Course

Thus the GOP must immediately reverse course, if we are ever going to stop Syria we must first stop Iran.

“No matter what we do in Syria, Syria will still be a problem because of Iran. Stop Iran, you stabilize Syria, put Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood Jihadist on notice, and minimize China and Russia’s influence in the region because Iran‘s influence will be severed. Cut off the head of the snake and the body will expire. This is why we must strike.

Iran is the number one problem, not Egypt, Syria, or al-Qaeda. Iran is the proverbial Alpha male of the Islamic world because Iran alone continues to hold America hostage with an economic if America doesn’t agree to the creation of a nuclear armed Iran.

U.S Not Israel Must Lead the Attack

Furthermore I can never stress enough, that the United States, not Israel, has the technology and material to permanently destroy Iran’s entire strike-back capability and its entire nuclear weapons infrastructure without a ground invasion Russia, China, and the international community will not permit Iran to shut down the Strait of Hormuz for any extended amount of time would have on their economics depends on this shipping lane to deliver oil in order to keep.

But most significantly is the bi-product of this unilateral preemptive strike on, This would be our ability to successfully stabilize the Middle East, and reclaim America’s position of influence in a region where the enemies of freedom no longer fear our resolve. American history has confirmed that standing up to the absolute power of tyranny saps the enemy of their influence and their hold on power, and guarantees our continued prosperity thought the best and worst of times.

Like all other fascists before them the mullahs in Iran can only be unseated through the initiation of a force that is more powerful than their misguided beliefs.

Nuclear extortion is their ace in the hole, deny them access they will lose face and be vulnerable. This is the shortest route to unseat the Iranian leadership thus clearing a path for regime change.

“Therefore only an emergency procedure that delivers a payload of destruction directly into the heart of Iran’s nuclear facilities and her strike back capacity can eliminate the hub in the wheel of an emerging Nuclear Terrorist Empire, whose success would have the free world do the bidding of madmen.” — Passages from prior writings of Stanley Zir

The Failure of Obama to Stand Against Iran Radicalized the Middle East

The GOP hesitated for years on end, without establishing the Iranian threat to our Constitution as their top priority, yet national security must take priority over domestic concerns, especially when there is an imminent threat.

By failing in their obligation to protect the Constitution, the GOP left a vacuum in our foreign policy that Obama filled. Obama’s attack on Syria will provide him with the chance to assert that he champions a no nonsense foreign policy, nothing could be further from the truth. The failure of Obama to stand against Iran radicalized the Middle East.

For over three years even Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom I greatly admire, failed to focus on America’s failing foreign policy, even though it was obvious that the leadership of the world was being transferred to rogue nations, instead they concentrated on Obama’s domestic policy ignoring the fact that the greatest threat to our nation, our economy and the future survival of America is a global threat and the epi-center is Iran.

The GOP Must Get It Right On

If it took the GOP nearly a year to reveal what really happened in Benghazi, then how long will it take for the GOP to get it right on Iran. How can they get it right on Iran if they are not even outraged now that Obama is honoring talks with their new leader Hassan Rouhani, who like his predecessor Ahmendinejad, is intent on the destruction of Israel and America. You can bet that the GOP will be outraged if Iran becomes a nuclear terrorist state, as these sanction peddlers will claim that it was not them that failed to act, it was Obama’s dictatorial lack of respect for America and her stance against despotism, like Putin, that sealed the deal.

Finally There is Morsi

The GOP fared no better in Egypt, Instead of demanding that Morsi step down after he betrayed the dream of the people through free elections to be rid of oppression they buried their heads in the sand.

Was it not Morsi that pulled a coup when he proclaimed that there would be a new Constitution under his presidency that would honor the strict adherence to sharia law as Egypt’s protocol with no avenue of recourse.

Incredibly Obama was defending the Muslim Brotherhood before the military re-couped Morsi.

Instead of asking Morsi to step down because of his tyrannical terrorist agenda he let Morsi know he had his back as he had just given approval for the delivery to Egypt of 14 fighter jets and $250 million in aid – this to a country that has joined with Iran and Hamas to destroy Israel and bring down America. Is this the reward one gives to the enemies of America and Israel when they become Islamic terrorist states? It sounded more like an incentive.

And so in Israel, Obama, the soulless Svengali, stood there shamelessly in front of the world, claiming that he’s has America’s best interest at heart and Israel‘s.

Meanwhile Israel, America‘s greatest ally, faces the threat of an Iranian nuclear attack and an imposed suicidal two-state solution. Why does Obama still try to convince the American people that we can avoid conflict and achieve peace and economic parity with people and nations who are willing to die to end our freedoms?

Declare Our Independence

I firmly believe the American people must emphatically declare their independence from the dictates of Obama’s foreign policy, one that binds our nation to tyranny’s diabolical edicts. If we do not confront this aberration of our founder’s decrees, we are all culpable for the actions that the president takes on our behalf.

Actions that green light the advancement of Iranian nuclear terrorist state, actions that attack the mandate that keeps America safe from enemies foreign and domestic can only be considered acts of treason.

Where do we go from here? Maybe like those who held the Boston Tea Party, we too should withhold our taxes. Why should we fund a government that uses our hard earned money to support activities that will lead to the destruction of our nation from within and our standing as the leader of the free world? We hold the purse strings, not Congress or the President. I assure you this one action will wake up Congress. We just need some grassroots leaders, with the guts of our founders, to lead the charge.

One last note, Paul Ryan has initiated a petition that has gathered 600,000 signatures to stop funding the government that will fund Obamacare. I am sure he feels he taken the right path, but I have great reservations when our nation is under and imminent threat the job of every American is to stand as one against that threat.

While we can repeal Obamacare, we can never repeal the creation of an Iranian terrorist state once it is created. Ryan says we need to create a firestorm across America to stop Obamacare. Yes, we need a firestorm but to stop Iran.

Who is willing to to declare we can no longer wait to set that Iranian Nuclear Hellhole on fire? Only that person is qualified to be the next president of the United States of America.

If America is going to be victorious, she needs a new guideline; a new point of departure, one that honors our national interest, what makes us exception among the nations – our eternal stance against the advancement of global tyranny. We must immediately embark on this new path, for only this will guarantee America‘s victory over those who have compromised our core beliefs at home and abroad.

Part one is found here.

Stanley Zir is founder of Never Again Is Now and, “dedicated to the completion of America’s destiny … in fulfilling Liberty’s mandate: ‘Our Eternal War on Tyranny.'”

Databases, Dems and Intimidation

Silicon Valley isn’t buying GOP’s data plans


A California investor — with help from Karl Rove — won the highly competitive contest to help build the Republican National Committee’s data platform.

But he’s having trouble winning over Silicon Valley.

Dick Boyce, once a partner at Bain & Co. and the former CEO of J.Crew, launched Liberty Works with the goal of helping Republicans catch up to Democrats in the digital data world.

Liberty Works was hired to create an open-source voter data platform, meaning outside groups and campaigns would have access to the information for outreach and fundraising and also be able to build on it with their own applications. The RNC describes the goal for the shared data as “iPhone-like.”

Since the RNC announcement on May 1, Liberty Works has gotten off to a shaky start. Top engineers in Silicon Valley who have been looking for ways to help Republican campaigns question Boyce’s vision and say the company’s outreach is underwhelming — as are its salary offers.

“At a minimum, they should buy a round or two of drinks before they ask the tech community to get into bed,” said Garrett Johnson, the chief executive of SendHub, an Internet communications firm in Menlo Park.

The big risk for the RNC is that any delay or failure to keep up with the Democrats’ vaunted data operation could hurt their already uphill efforts to win the Senate next year and further cement the GOP’s reputation as behind the times in the digital data world.

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So they label it “an already uphill battle to take back the Senate”. But of course, I see no criticisms or singling out individuals from the left about Obama’s massive, even secretive, database operation. All that matters is the Republicans building one — and the more scrutiny they can give it the better.

I expect to hear some statements soon from Obama or his top operatives. Next comes the intimidation campaign

Not buying Republicans’ plans? What a crock. But what is next for Obama, send some goons to intimidate and attack anyone working with Repulicans? Let’s see, the IRS may be a little busy and indisposed right now. Have no fear, they’ll find a Chicago way.

From Breitbart February 6, 2013.


“It’s very powerful what [Obama’s] leaving in place.”

See Breitbart video

Maxine Waters says:

“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin…. “That’s going to be very, very powerful,” Waters said. “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”

No lack of politiking from the pulpits – 2

Can’t get no, can’t get no… satisfaction … no, no, no. (Part 2

[Read part 1 first for context]

Part 2– the previous post and this update was written some time ago. The last part at the end is new.

Update. The above was written a little while back but the story carries on.

Now we have president Obama going to the Prayer Breakfast – a place he was not fond of going in the past – to lecture to Christians that his policies are a matter of his faith and that Christians should embrace them, and him, because they are fulfilling Christ’s instructions to us. The church is supposed to enthusiastically embrace him and his policies based on that premise. Since when did we render the church to Caesar? Some have, and others are ambivalent about it.

He tells us his socialistic policies are just what the church orders, so what is the problem? At the very same time he is presenting his case that he and his administration is on exactly the same page as the Christian church, he is also telling Catholics that their faith and conscience should divert to the state. Again, render the church to Caesar. We are not supposed to see a problem with this. However, the Catholics who willingly embraced ObamaCare and went along, despite the concerns and warnings, are finally declaring their grievances. But this was one group that even Obama touted as supporting his plans while it was being passed. Now they have found their voice of dissent. Now Obama wants to use Christianity and the church to make his case for and defend, his policies.

Flash Forward

For a counter argument, look no further than a group of Catholics who call themselves “Catholics for Choice”. But do not simply mistake them for a rogue and disgruntled group. They are continually raised up on a pedestal for their views that poke conservatives, and evangelical conservatives, in the eye. There are several groups like that doing pretty much the same thing; as if the secular Marxist left really needs their assist. Though it is kind of a self-serving, possibly selfish, platform they occupy. I think it has less to do with their faith or “freedom of religion” than it does their appeasement of the left. (for various other reasons)

I’ll give one sampling of an article C4C had:
(for illustrative and educational purposes — you can find the link)

Jacques Berlinerblau blames the secularism movement for lack of effective leadership. But the political parties share blame here too. The GOP for its pact with the religious right, which makes it beholden to its refusal to adapt or compromise and unable to attract any other voters [read minorities, non-whites] as a result.

The Democrats, for lack of imagination in responding to the GOP’s supposed dominance over “religious” voters and fear of talking about church-state separation. The Democrats for buying the claim that voters want to hear about politicians’ religiosity, that voters want to hear about how faith informs policy, and that voters want politicians to listen to religious “leaders” (i.e., those with access and power) and adapt policies to suit them, even if it harms other citizens. (Case in point, the contraception coverage requirement.) But what happens when, as in the case of the bishops, their constituents disagree with the religious leaders who have lobbyists, and access to the White House and Congress?

Notice the lopsided criticism they use, while attempting to sound objective and fair. How they refer only sparingly to Dems that they haven’t gone far enough down the secular humanist path to utopia. But, on the contrary, that scathing resentment they show for the conservative right and evangelical right-wingers.

If you really listen today to what emanates from the pulpits, its much more about the social justice or the left’s utopia, than it is about what cones from the wisdom of the Bible. And Obama’s base is covered with those like Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners who tow the social left line.

Fox News reported: (one pastor who Obama called a spiritual adviser)

Obama: “When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” President Obama told ABC News.

[Pastor] Hunter says he told the president he disagreed with his interpretation of what the Bible says about marriage. Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

[Protect it like he did with ObamaCare?]

Scratch another one off Obama’s Christmas card list. But of course, according to those like the C for C, the problem is those disagreeable dissenters, who want to push their religious views on others. Say nothing of the arrogance in shoving their agenda down the throats of conservatives and Christians alike.

Here is a classic example.
Rev Jim Wallis of Sojourners Magazine was confronted about his funding ties to George Soros. He promptly denied it. Though he could not deny the facts to the contrary.

“Correcting his initial comments denying the charge, Rev. Jim Wallis of the left-leaning Christian group Sojourners has acknowledged that his organization received grants from the Open Society Institute (OSI). Funded by the financial speculator George Soros, the OSI is a backer of many political causes including legal abortion and homosexual activism.

Marvin Olasky, a writer with the evangelical publication WORLD Magazine, had reported that Sojourners, an inter-denominational Christian organization which backs left-leaning political issues, received several hundred thousand dollars from Soros’ OSI.

In an interview with Timothy Dalrymple of the Patheos website, Wallis denied that claim. He compared Olasky to radio and television show host Glenn Beck who in Wallis’ view “lies for a living.”

“No, we don’t receive our money from Soros … Our books are totally open, always have been. Our money comes from Christians who support us and who read Sojourners. That’s where it comes from.”

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Occupations R us

Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, on #OccupyWallStreet from cathleen falsani on Vimeo.

Their message is render your faith to government; render the Church to Caesar.