A moment in time… four years in the making.
Anf they can’t take that away, hard as they try.
Anf they can’t take that away, hard as they try.
And away we go on that beautiful balloon, like the old song lyrics “up up and away, my beautiful balloon”. Such is the spirit for Joe Biden and his sidekick, Kamala Harris.
So they were off Saturday night, or so it seemed, on their beautiful ride across the fluffy clouds. Floating on a sea of unity beneath them to carry them through. Isn’t that the storybook way it always works for Democrats? Nothing can stop them; they are on their arrogant way. And that fits all narratives and images media floods us with.
Except nothing could be further from the truth. Just as long as people think everything is all pomp and circumstance with sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, to mix other lyrics with the mood. Everything is functioning right on schedule.
This case is unique though. There are contrasting contradictions everywhere. The opening scene is Biden’s victory speech upon their ‘election’. Media ordained Biden the victor.
A crowd of people and vehicles surrounds the stage at a drive-in lot in Wilmington, Delaware. People are waiting sandwiched between tightly parked vehicles. But for once there is not a bonfire in the foreground or protest signs everywhere. Instead of chants of no justice no peace, there are peace signs flashing and smiles.
American flags are waved rather than burned on the ground.
Dance music replaces angry screams from a megaphone. The crowd cheers instead of issuing violent threats. As if it were the first time people heard cheers in this country.
Biden speaks lofty tones of platitudes instead of angry catch phrases. He suggests doing good things. He now talks about unity instead of people with “veins popping out” carrying tiki torches. He lectures us all to stop treating opponents as enemies, rather than branding his own opponents as racists.
Then in the finale afterward, there are fireworks lighting the sky instead of shooting fireworks at cops like weapons. Party mood instead of the usual riots.
So the irony is rich with hypocrisy everywhere. The media calls it a grand moment instead of smearing it as racist rhetoric. Reporters say it touches all the notes perfectly. Media calls it a beautiful thing to see the family, instead of mocking them. What excitement, and a “historic” moment. What a great country this is, they say, rather than condemning it.
Flashback to the way it happened when Trump won. Well, a completely opposite story. Promises of resistance and illegitimacy floated through the air thick with hatred.
Media boasts and gloats. But who knew that a Biden election was a cure for PTSD? That conclusion based on Don Lemon’s dramatic vision of a Biden-Harris victory granted by media. He declared he and his leftist brethren were stricken with PTSD by Trump.
Yet Democrats’ celebration goes on despite the highly unusual, controversial, speculative outcome in the contested election. But narratives and images are progressives’ specialty. Truth and reality have no bearing on election perception. Media, you wrote the script.
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Three days before the election and so it is time for predictions of sorts. Now I promise not to bore you.
I have consulted with my satirical sidekick, Iggy Bliss, and made a few conclusions between us. Well, Iggy is far too busy managing the farm to write any memos to America.
The first prediction is not much of one really but a definitive resolution. No matter which way this so-called election goes – and I have my doubts about calling it that – I have a message for each scenario.
If Trump wins, I will say “I told you so.” If Biden wins, I’ll say “I told you so.” No, that is not cheating. It’s true.
The second point to understand is that it has not been an election from Jo-ho Biden’s side of the campaign. He has not been forced to answer anything about central questions in this election. Now he hides his real agenda like his years of corruption.
He gets to take a pass on questions and is given one by major media.
Drilling down, it is even harder to find out what exactly Joe really stands for besides wearing masks. Iggy and I can atest to it that, at least on the farm, masks are not the be-all end-all. They don’t fix all the problems by wearing them.
However, it is certainly hard to get down to what Joe will really do. He doesn’t want us to know. He wants it to be a blank slate, which is why he and his surrogates talk in platitudes like Demos usually do. But what does it mean in practice? Not much, it is just pie in the sky – lofty sounding rhetoric designed to make you feel good for about 2 seconds while they plot a way to screw you. That’s the DNC way.
So, it is much easier though to state what he is against rather than what he is for, which tells us more about what he would do than the lies he wants us to believe. If you thought Biden was a “moderate” then you haven’t been paying attention. He is another transformational candidate that talks more about transition than preserving sanity.
Behind the wacky ideas, think riots, violence, “protests.” And they have honed their skills for years without consequence or accountability.
The real Joe, then, is the against side of the ledger.
Should you think that is a stretch, just examine his record and picks for VP with the rest.
Let’s add to this the Party factor. You do not build the most radical national party like the DNC without the intention of flexing your muscles, frequently. That was the whole purpose for its existence: to be the ugly, brown-shirt enforcement behind the radical agenda.
But that brings us to the most important point. Don’t tell people what you really support, it would scare the hell out of them. (Halloween move over) So pretend it is all about empathy, compassion, unity and identifying with people even while you don’t.
Contrast that with Trump, who actually has an agenda he can speak of. In 2016, he had a contract with America on all the promises he made. He is a long way to fulfilling them. No, dumb-dumb-Dems, you cannot use unfulfilled promises against Trump while concealing your entire agenda. He had/has a transparent agenda; he ran on it, then he stuck to it.
In view of all that, there really should be only one choice. It makes this election simple.
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Now Obama will be known for something other than predator droning and a coup. He is the nastiest of former presidents, with unbridled vitriol.
So this makes me regret a whole bunch of things. Remember all those times that some conservatives preferred to bite their tongues, or refused to use certain language about Obama? Well, I would sure like a do over. It would have been more than appropriate considering the things Obama is saying now about Trump.
Face it, all of Obama’s speeches were laced in divisive rhetoric. But we know it was intentional because that’s his M/O and the way he is. Some people refused to admit back then that he was intentionally dividing, not unifying, America. It was no accident. But dividing is what he is all about. So many people in the Obama years refused to see what was plainly visible right in front of their faces. And he was rubbing their noses in it while they denied it. Now we know.
It’s just that once he achieved a divided America, he was going to blame us for the very divisions he caused anyway. That was the game. He was going to project all his faults on us. Now we see that was his plan. How Obama and his militants attacked anyone with the audacity to criticize him. Don’t dare besmirch Obama. Nice rules to the game!
Then he unleashes his trash mouth of vitriol on Trump, even after he ran a coup and tried to undermine democratic elections. ‘Oops, did I do that?’
I only wish people would have told that bastard what they thought of him at the time, and what he really was. Remember all those times people like McCain said no don’t call him a Muslim or criticize him. All the time Obama took shots at everyone else, all he did, but they didn’t respond in kind. Then any critics were attacked for daring to criticize him.
Remember how it worked? Can’t talk smack about the black man, no! There was a whole lot of denial in eight years about who and what he was. But apparently he is not through lecturing us yet, calling us names, or hating on America for that matter. What a sicko.
How many more years do we have to tolerate this charade and his partner in crime, Soros, wrecking the country with their radical agenda?
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I don’t know if anyone has considered the benefit of having Trump for president, at least one of the many. And it could easily be overlooked.
Some Americans are fond of writing letters to their president. You know that feeling you get from expressing your view and exercising your first amendment. Now that is good stuff to be encouraged.
However, what a pleasure it is to write to someone when you don’t have to start from scratch. He gets it. I mean he surely gets hundreds of said letters. He probably skims some for highlights or details. He catches the jest of things. I’m guessing, in this White House, there is some means of counting the good letters vs. bad ones with daily/weekly tallies. Just speculation.
But it makes it easier talking to someone when you know he is informed or shares your concerns on a subject. Someone who understands the political terrain like you do. Well, all this goes into realizing you don’t have to start from the beginning, You can start on a certain pre-established ground that he does understand your point of view. He gets it. You don’t have to explain the metrics of how or why you got to this view.
And a second point is that this definitely is a person who appreciates brevity. Remember when Bill O’Reilly always told people to make their email replies pithy, complaining how he got thousands of emails? Well, this master of pith once got his email read on air. But then he actually commended the sheer pithiness in assailing the point. I suppose that was the best part because it alone was probably the reason he read it in the first place, and the reason the point came across. Success.
Well, I could compare this president to others in my lifetime and I think it would be a different story even for George W Bush. But W had a deaf ear anyway so anyone writing had to consider that. Even with him, you had to lay out the foundation or it wouldn’t be taken seriously.
Not with this president. Nope. You can be as concise as you want and realize he probably got the jest of it just fine. And being pithy probably upped the chance of being heard.
But in the end, he doesn’t require you to make a thesis for him to understand or be influenced. In turn, we understand him just fine because he is not out to impress people with flowery lingo that means nothing of significance. He speaks directly about things.
After all, this savvy president has mastered the art of Twitter very effectively.
Our letters can be similarly to the point and I find it refreshing. As someone who has logged 1500 word letters to a president before, I appreciate the courtesy. I call that an improvement. Likewise it is refreshing also to know lengthy treatises on a subject do not impress him. He gets it.
Now if I could just find another adjective besides pithy.
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I made the case a few days ago about the personal dichotomy but it goes much larger than that. In this vein you have a positive outlook while there is a volcano of negativity surrounding you constantly. It is the feeling of being bombarded from everywhere by constant negativity no matter what good you see happening. Wonder why?
Meanwhile, the left and its media comrades bash the president on every word they can. What he does in his policies not as much. Most of his policies have had positive outcomes and the fruits are all around us, for anyone who wants to see them. But those never get the attention in the airwaves. Instead we are treated to a cascading critique over every little word he speaks. When Trump zooms in on the fake news, they cry foul and abuse.
Media delivers the goods. They are judge, jury, and executioners — the Full-Court Press.
A perfect example of this playing out was on Don Lemon this week. He had notoriously vile Rick Wilson, Republican turned Republican hater, commenting on the nature of Trump and his supporters. Wilson turned it into a mockery diatribe of dumb, redneck supporters who succumbed to Trump’s every word and command. Lemon busted out laughing to the point of being out of control like it was a comedy show. So they all had a barrel of laughs at the expense of mocking Trump voters.
The following night, Don Lemon’s focus of attack was at Trump for picking on the media. How cruel it was. Press is again the biggest victim. It’s a little hard to feel sorrow for the villainous media when they attack people for voting a certain way.
But when they play that victim card, they demand everyone’s sympathy. And they demand your anger is turned to blame Trump and his nefarious supporters. It’s our fault. How can media be the real victims when they regularly attack voters in prime time?
Never mind the voters and people across the country they insult every day. This creates a nice flashpoint every time they choose to ignite it. In typical faux fashion, Lemon came on the next night, before playing the victim card, claiming he was not laughing at the people but at the joke. But the entire joke was us and the punch line was very clear…. us.
Even though the House Managers put on their slipshod impeachment trial in the Senate, the media treated it with the solemn certitude of a State funeral, complete with nonstop coverage and commentary. But it was a joke. The whole thing was like a comedy sketch with no off ramp that eventually has to end. Everyone knows it but can’t find an exit.
And when it did end, with the predictable results, they poo-poohed their own play as a dismal failure because it did not achieve the desired end. We could have told them that. But instead of blaming their own lousy script and collective performance, they lashed out by attacking the audience for failing to deliver success to them.
No one could convince them their work was only a mockery of the process; they refused to listen. So they created a narrative in the House that didn’t sell in the Senate — and they even went about that deviously. They still want you to see them all as victims.
Did they really think they could sell their creation on perception and glitter? Fool’s gold.
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Every so often one has to reflect and do a little culture check, the crazier things get.
Leave it to Trump, in one statement, to frame the entire issue in a campaign speech.
From a Des Moines, IA rally, Trump said something like “we are living in the greatest years now in history…. and I just got impeached. Can you believe it?” He got laughs and cheers. They got it.
Think about that analogy a minute. So finally, the economy is really on the upswing, opportunities and wages are up. There are a lot of good things happening.
At the very same time, you look what is happening around you and you can’t help wondering what has gone wrong? I mean the crazy things happening with the anger toward Trump and his supporters. People are desperate to take him down.
Government is running amuck in the Swamp fighting back. Deep state is in a fever pitch.
Yet there are plenty of good things on the horizon, life is good compared to the last ten years. Or it should be. What is with all the mixed signals aimed at us?
On one hand, things are finally improving that we’ve only hoped for over the years. But it is all dampened by this cultural turmoil over everything.
Then we’re told the world only has a few years left. Is it down to the countdown yet? Everything is rotten if you listen to these triggered, crazed people. So the secular world is telling us we are on the verge of apocalypse. Now that is rich, coming from that crowd.
Any joy you should feel is bombarded daily by this message of doom and gloom from Democrats and media. There is so much pent up hostility in them that you wonder if they are living in the same world you are, and seeing the same things?
It’s kind of like Trump, who wins the election only to have them try everything to throw him out. But he won’t go and neither will we. Why should we have to?
What’s wrong with this picture? It is a real dichotomy.
On one hand, there should be plenty to be happy about but the last thing they all want you to be is happy. They really try to make that a challenge.
It seems like Democrats’ job is to make mud pies out of all the good things or destroy them. And they have their hands full trying on that mission.
Here are you and I with everyone else, sitting smack in the middle of this whirlwind of discontent. Plus many of these dissatisfied people believe socialism is a panacea that will take all their worries away. Crazy.
If they can believe in some socialist utopia, then they need help. (not the kind they want)
They just seem to want to bring everyone else down to their misery. It looks like we are the ones who have to live and deal with it because it doesn’t seem to matter to them.
So in a crazy way, Trump is right. Life is great, they want to impeach him and throw him out. Ha ha, as if that would fix any of their problems!
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Suppose an alien from Mars landed and asked you to describe the rules in our presidential American election process. What would you tell him/her/it? How could you explain it?
First, there is the constitutional process. There are a bunch of regulations and election laws. There are regulations regarding the basic process of “running for president.”
Then there are the default rules of the road, which can change. The latest iteration contains the double standard rules, like ‘what applies to thee does not apply to me’ and so on.
Those rules are distinguished by who you are and what Party you are in. Not everyone lives under the same rules. Some people can ignore the rules while others are harassed by every rule, even as they are made up to suite present circumstances.
A republican candidate or successful president has the strictest rules. You cannot look into an opponent’s record or past experience in government. That is a no-no. Candidates cannot call for investigating an opponent, ex-opponent, or the person who held the job before. Even if there is the off chance a person may be running against you, it is forbidden.
Democrats have a saying: “in this country, we do not investigate our political opponents.” Actually, the accurate translation is we don’t investigate Democrat opponents.
The Democrat candidates are exempt from being scrutinized for their past experiences or record in office. Democrats shall not be investigated. They are exempt from accountability, particularly for their time in office. The past is considered irrelevant to a present race.
Democrats time in office is public service and Republicans’ time is mobster activity.
However, any Democrats running can demand the investigations of Republicans. But it is frowned on to call for investigating other Democrats. In fact, it is taboo for a Democrat to criticize fellow Democrats. But inter-party criticism is encouraged for Republicans.
Republicans shall have no privileges of any kind. But Democrats shall enjoy limitless special privileges Those will be made up as fast as needed. Republicans must adhere to very strict guidelines on everything, including what you can say. If you are a Democrat, you can say or do almost anything and not be held accountable. If you are a Republican you must be held accountable for every possible thing, even for what someone else did.
If you are a Democrat, you are accountable for nothing, zero, But you can claim to be accountable and responsible for everything — if you choose. It really means nothing.
Now along with these rules and particulars, there is a reality of precedent to consider. A Republican is always under the burden of inquisition, for anything at any time. For instance what you did in high school and, for that matter, anything you or your family ever did. (remember those arguments, family disputes or sealed court papers…) Another rule is all records are relevant for Republicans, records can be expunged or sealed for Democrats.
So in real practice, Democrats can open an investigation on a Republican candidate before primaries and keep it going through his term in office. It is called an “insurance policy.” That investigation can use the entire apparatus of federal government and intelligence agencies. It can enlist help from foreign governments, agents of foreign governments, be run through the DNC and coordinate with the Democrat’s campaign. It can use the Department of Justice to conceal and orchestrate the entire inquisition. Such investigation can then be rolled into a Special Counsel investigation to further investigate. A Special Counsel can be enacted by a call from a bureaucrat or official in the government. Congress itself can also take up similar investigations on a Republican.
Naturally, the scenario above would be against all rules and ethics to apply it to Democrat candidates. (that rule was enacted after the pretend Hillary probe of nothingness) Republicans trying to resist these rules or complaining about them is severely frowned on. Basically, a Democrat is exempt from those extraneous rules. Democrats are entitled to any protections or privileges from such investigation(s).
As I explained to my Martian friend, it is nice to know what the rules are anyway.
(This column may be revised later – as rules evolve further.)
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Well, son of a bitch, Hillary Clinton is at it again. Right on cue. Calling Trump a “corrupt tornado,” now that’s rich. (even for Hillary) But everything is about her.
From CNN in Washington
In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley that was released on Thursday, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee gave her thoughts on the race between her and Trump as well as the 2020 election.
“Well, I hope not, and I don’t think so — because the objective is to field whoever is the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump,” Clinton said when asked if she thought it would be harder for a woman to be elected President. “Because Donald Trump right now poses a direct threat, a clear and present danger to the institutions of our government, to the rule of law, to our standing in the world.”
“I believe that, look there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again. And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game,” Clinton said.
When asked if she gets upset that Trump continues to say she should be “locked up,” a notion that is often chanted at his rallies, Clinton said, “No, it doesn’t kill me because he knows he’s an illegitimate President.“
“You know, Jane, it was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado,” Clinton said. “And so I know that he knows, that this wasn’t on the level. I don’t know that we’ll ever know what happened.“
“My election” …. excuse me, Hillary?
Now it was an illegitimate election. Hillary did not succeed in destroying our electoral system, so it was illegitimate. Fun fact!
For someone who claimed to write the authoritative source on “what happened” in 2016, now says we will never know. Yet she continues to try to tell us. What a confused and confounded woman. Will she do and say anything to get some airtime?
This one tells pretty much the whole story.
Or is that the Image of the Weak?
Someone suffers from severe chronic wall phobia.
While we are at it, let’s go with this James Woods for tweet of the week.
Hey, socialists, I got some “Baby, it’s cold outside” for you.
I went on a thought journey to explore what it meant to be the person I am and noticed some things that tie in politically these days. You may have discovered the same things.
The first thing noticeable today is those who support Trump are given a dichotomy. On one hand you see yourself being targeted and villainized by a concerted effort of institutions, media, Deep State interests; while on the other we are actually winning. We are changing an old guard and its way of thinking. They do not like that, hence a resistance.
But as this back and forth continues, we are actually winning because we are having the battle at all. The battle itself is evidence of victory. A taboo and forbidden battle.
Well, media or pundits keep asking the same tired questions of Trump supporters, “at what point will you abandon Trump, when will you denounce him? Does this do it?”
The problem of course is that you can denounce something he did or said or how he reacted, while at the same time not denounce what he has actually done. Get it? That is clear to me. But what media or elites want is a total and absolute condemnation.
If something is critical enough to criticize, it still does not erase what he has done. It does not cancel due credit he deserves. In that respect, does it really matter that one does not like a statement or two or his tweeting habits — which are only communications?
What does that have to do with investments? Put it this way, if I was to write a full defense of why I supported Trump and think he is the right man in the right job, I would have to cover the last 15 -20 years to make a substantive case. That would be a monumental task. So short of that let me just say I am sufficiently invested, heavily, in Donald Trump. By no monetary means or connections but in a philosophical and political way.
I feel invested in that the way anyone invests in what they feel is important, such as education, a career, family, where they live, financial investments. All of those help to shape who we are. Trump also represents a part of who I am, not the total sum.
Not like I just bought something on a whim thinking “I can always take it back.”
We may differ on certain things but there are commonalities that surpass those. Listing all those wouldn’t even make the case. But since I do, in a way I can see and live vicariously through his presidency. There is a personal investment. And I believe that is what has been missing in the last 4 presidents – a personal connection.
People may have thought they had that with George W Bush for a short time but it wasn’t real and did not last. We saw the differences with his priorities to ours and a few hallmarks of those were in nominating Harriet Miers and in the amnesty immigration scheme. There were certain other red flares that he was not really one of you. At any rate, even at the beginning I was not personally invested the way I am with Trump.
That was what was missing. Barack Obama had support, yes, but were people personally invested in him the way people are in Trump? I’d say not. Though Democrats were invested in him. And it was just like most of what the left does — it was deception, lies and an illusion. There was a huge illusion constructed around Bill Clinton. And that illusion carried over to Hillary both times she ran. They were not real. Sure Democrats believed them but they were lies like everything else the Left does.
Here we have Trump, with all his flaws, and there is a realness that was never present in any of the others. Campaign promises were not just campaign promises. He did not have years in the government sewer to provide an air of legitimacy. In fact, it was his detachment from government that gave him credibility.
I am at the point where I am tallying my investments that I have made and ones I did not. Though this one, supporting Trump, crosses so many personal areas that it is a natural fit. It is almost uncanny how it relates to other areas. So the idea I would have some moment to say I was all wrong, or the whole thing was a wasted effort, is as close to impossible as me going to Mars. I don’t know how many other people feel that way. I’m sure some do. (probably more than anyone realizes or media cares to think)
It takes us back to those other presidents’ legacies. There was a steady prevailing vacuum. It may not have been intentional but there was a void and disconnect with the very people who elected them. Regardless what they said, their interests and priorities were not aligned with the peoples. They did not care about the same things. When George W Bush tried to ram through amnesty on illegal immigration, with all it involved, with the gangs of, despite the will of the people, it was a lighthouse moment.
When the people finally did rise up in Tea Parties, the reaction everywhere only confirmed this national insult that had gone on as long as I remember. Not only did the critics not care about American citizens or real people but they were actually lined up opposing the public. And there is no way you could compare that moment of revelation to what the Resistance is all about now. It is not the same thing. In truth, they are the anti-Resistance.
It’s a little like this analogy. Say you originally found a good investment that fit for you. It worked and made you profits. It did what it was supposed to do. Then came a time where it fluttered or stalled out, or maybe lost a few points. Would you condemn the whole thing and say you should not have have bought it in the first place? Would you say it was all a complete mistake? I doubt it. See you cannot deny that it worked and got you the effects you were looking for. Nor can you deny the profits. (unless you condemn them too)
It is the same way with other investments in life. Do you denounce the family because it is not everything you think it should be? Do you denounce you education because one day it does not seem to benefit you how you want? The same works in the faith areas of life. Do you throw out your faith because one day it was not benefiting you? That seems to be a pretty selfish and materialistic way to look at everything. I’m sure some people do apply similar formulas: today I don’t like that, yesterday I did. No, people usually accept there will be bumps and hurdles. You don’t throw out all the work, time and energy you gave it because you are not presently satisfied with something.
Regardless of what new and stunning things media or the establishment may throw out at us, it does not change what progress has been done. Just as nothing changes all the damage those critics have done. I won’t turn my back on that. And I won’t deny it.
Well, short of running through my 15 years of reasoning and experiences that brought me here, this is my attempt to explain it. I also do not throw away, dismiss or deny all that experience long before Trump came along. But they are now joined in a way I could not have predicted. It’s a personal investment. I can denounce the resistance, mostly because it is not real and only more deception. Imitation is flattery except when it is a mockery.
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I thought it would be fun to list some of the many ways things are now reversed or running backward from the previous 8 years. Maybe it’s upside down in general.
But you cannot bullet point this:
The Left started this narrative that Trump should be on trial, for what? Special Counsel hasn’t told us. Yet Hillary Clinton was given a pass on clear criminal corruption, and her investigation was a subversion of justice. Self defense became obstruction of justice.
Now the Left’s narrative is that we cannot go after Obama, the Clintons, or any of their loyalist corruptibles because they are no longer in office. They are private citizens, immune from suspicion. But they started the Trump investigation, or inquisition, when Trump was only a private citizen, a businessman and never before held office. Then they want to impeach him for the same trumped up, pre-office reasons.
Foreign relations changed too.
Half the populations of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, and a good part of Mexico, woke up one morning and decided that they all have a guaranteed right to asylum status in America. An epidemic? All these people are hardly persecuted in their own country, with no viable options.
The Left all claims separating children from their families for their own safety, security and protection is inhumane. CPS and social service agencies across America have been doing exactly that to American citizens for decades and decades. The left called it protection.
I’m all for real solutions. So maybe the US should just annex the whole of Latin America and take over. Sound crazy? What’s crazier, having half their population showing up at our border claiming asylum or that? There is a sanctuary status for everyone in America but Americans. Americans are now second class citizens — at the bottom of the pecking order.
We would be called the evil “US empire” if we invaded Latin America and took over. They invade here and it is some guaranteed right. (which no one can quite explain) And when they do come, we have some moral and legal obligation to support, educate and employ them. So why not go down there and claim it? Might as well; they all want to come here.
Either peace out….or pissed off.
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First of all, my compassion and prayers to John McCain and his family for real life experiences he and all are going through. Let me get that out of the way. Sigh.
The recent comments by a White House staffer, Kelly Stadler, said in a staff meeting about McCain — “he is dying anyway” — might be unfortunate, wrong or some degree of tacky. But then she did apologize by calling Meghan McCain. That should do it, no? No, it didn’t.
Meghan McCain went on The View the next day and laces into her. She said:
“”The thing that surprises me most is … I don’t understand what kind of environment you’re working in when that would be acceptable and you can come to work the next day and still have a job.” That’s all I have to say about that, she said.
Well, back last year, McCain delivered a scathing “indictment” as it was called by media to a grand audience, while receiving a Liberty Medal award.
“[Lose] the obligations of international leadership, and the duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”
Trump said, after McCain’s remarks back then that:
“Yeah well, I hear it. And people have to be careful because at some point I fight back. I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty,” he told the Chris Plante Show.
Then the View chastised Trump for his measured restraint, by scolding him:
Whoopi Goldberg: “Mr….all I can say is ‘have you no shame, have you no shame, have you no shame?’ Damn!”
During Whoopi’s remarks Meghan McCain was heard saying “no” in agreement. It takes a lot to put the View in agreement with Meghan on anything. Whooppi went on to say “you tweet about the NFL, man, what are you doing? You bonehead!” Meghan chimed in about Trump’s comments:
“Oh my gosh. Listen, I was here yesterday with you guys when this story brake and I hate, I hate this fighting between my father and President Trump because when we were talking about service and things like that, I just find it SO deeply sacred. And this is highly politicized.
My father and President Trump have DEEP disagreements on the future of America, DEEP disagreements on the role of America globally, about the role of the Republican Party… and whom should be leading it. And my father, God love him, at 81 years old fighting brain cancer, is still out there having something to say…and I’m so proud.
There is a complete lack of courage in DC right now on all sides, all sides, all the way around, the lack of courage to go up and stand for what you believe in and for me, I….”
Of course the rest of the View jumped in on that to say it is not Democrats who lack courage, and that they aren’t in control of power.
Meghan likes to swim in it when it suits her and her family. However, the lack of courage is what Trump is breaking through. How many people are grateful that he stands up to the same old same old, and all his supporters who found their voice through him?
Up to the current comment at some staff meeting within the White House.
Immediately, now, they are calling for Kelly Stadler to be fired and MSM is stirring the bonfire on The View and in Meghan McCain’s response. “It’s offensive, it’s hurtful,” says Ana Navarro. (self-righteous talking head who claims to speak as some Republican conscience) “She should be fired,” Navarro said.
So this is the John McCain that can say anything he wants broad brushing whole swaths of people, the sitting president, and/or anyone who disagrees with him with pejorative names. Then Ana Navarro called him “graceful”.
Meghan McCain summed up her latest comments about the critics of John McCain: “My father’s legacy will be talked about for hundreds and hundreds of years,” McCain said. “These people? Nothingburgers. Nobody is going to remember you.”
She also commented toward General Mcinerney for his statement on the Haspel confirmation: “torture worked on McCain, that’s why they call him Somgbird.”
Meghan said “At some point when you’re tortured everyone breaks.”
So now we are nothingburgers too. I’ll add that to my long list. What I want to know is one simple thing. Why does McCain habitually get to have the last word?
This idea Sen John McCain must have the last word about everything and no one is allowed to say anything is hogwash. I detest that notion. Where does that come from?
I’ve been called an agent of intolerance, a wacko-bird, among so many other things, and am now told to “go to hell” if I disagree with his handling the dirty dossier. It was McCain that injected it into the bloodstream of the government.
But McCain must always have the last word? We have to shut up? We are not allowed to respond to McCain’s hostile attacks on Trump or Americans. I do not accept it.
Notice too how it usually is McCain or his family who stir up and incite this feud with Trump, conservatives, or us supporters. It’s what John does. We’ve been McCain’s whipping post for at least 18 years. Often it is personal invective and sheer bitterness.
Trump is a counter puncher and does respond, unlike some other people. He has said things in response to McCain’s salvos. Then, when someone complains about McCain, or what he has done, he lashes out and media comes blaming us as the cause of consternation. He picks the fight. That seems to be his way of getting publicity or ginning it up.
Here is the problem: media and the left look for anything to use as a wedge between McCain, Trump and conservatives. They want to stir Republican feuds. It is no secret McCain is not well liked. He doesn’t like us, it’s common knowledge. So they create or use every chance they get to feign outrage on behalf of poor John McCain. But why does McCain play along? Why does he have to say anything? He can’t let it go….like we’re supposed to. Trump let it pass when McCain called us spurious nationalists and demeaned our motives. Media tried to provoke Trump to respond. And Meghan plays right along.
On top of that the self-anointed word police in the mainstream media make issues over every statement. They are the street cops — considering they openly called Trump a liar among other things. Who appointed them? I’m tired of McCain’s victimhood.
All the things that were said to and about Trump in the last 2 years — hateful personal attacks about his ability or stability — and yet no one in media or “talking head land” has come out to suggest McCain might consider stepping aside, in view of his medical and physical impediments. Wow, just stunning hypocrisy at its worst.
So Let all those media firings begin immediately for their grievous offenses. Hypocrisy.
McCain has brought this on himself, but he squeals at every response from his victims.
McCain now clearly wants to haunt us for years with his memoir, while we are supposed to be unable to respond because he is a hero or some phony, sainted pillar of bipartisanship. Here I thought, I mean it sure seemed like, our response is what he wanted.
~ Agent of Intolerance
Right Ring | Bullright
A few things happened this week. Nothing out of the ordinary, I assure you. Just the typical, normal routine government stuff. Boring. Well, normal for these days.
With the publicity about the House memo put out by Devin Nunes, all the Democrats are livid.(triggered) They were all asked to go and see the very classified information for themselves but most Democrats declined the invitation. Nyet! [no in Russian]
But the FBI complained that they need to review and sign off on the information. Gee, the same FBI who stonewalled release of documents. By the way, most of the information came from them. FBI has control over what Congress can do now? That is new.
Then the DOJ said it would be “unprecedented and reckless” to release the information. “Danger, Will Robinson.” Is that a loud “nyet”? Oh, so they get veto power over what Congress, who has oversight, can release to the public. They already made Congress go to court to get the documents members of Congress demanded.
Dems and media claimed #Release The Memo is being promoted by Russian bots. I’d say Russia might figure by now that government is doing enough damage by itself.
Mueller wants to interview Trump. Okay, the guy Trump interviewed to run FBI just before being anointed Special Counsel needs to interview Trump. Every time there is good news for Trump, Mueller strategically leaks something to carry the media- driven, anti-Trump narrative. Conveniently, just as Trump leaves for Davos, Switzerland.
The awaited doctor exam did not work out well at all for team resistance. Trump is healthy and not slobbering in his soup. Media says how can that be?
Five months of communication records went missing from key investigators of Clinton’s and Trump’s case. No worry, says the FBI, ‘normal’ glitches with new phone updates. Remember Lois Lerner had normal problems with those emails, too? But she was first in line to run to the court to seal her testimony “records” So it’s just a snafu, you lose.
A glitch causes a 5-month screw up? Maybe they switched to Hillary’s IT vendor. Oh, that’s right, he’s wandering around in hiding somewhere. Or didn’t they all get immunity? But I bet there is a real good reason – other than misconfiguration issues. They would never keep them from us.
Wait, Democrats and their media allies attack Republicans and Trump for questioning the FBI leadership. Crazy. Now being offended at corrupt leadership is sacrilegious. Dems immediately said we are attacking the entire FBI. No, the leadership sucks, just like some of the DOJ. Conflicts and corruption are everywhere.
You have to hand it to Trump, since he came in it’s being exposed daily. Wouldn’t you think rank and file FBI are offended? Dems say just leave it alone, they are doing fine.
Speaking of FBI, it seems word went out to Director Wray to fire McCabe. He supposedly refused and then threatened to resign if DOJ continued that dialogue. If so, I didn’t know they make all personnel decisions on FBI Island, where even the AG cannot override them. Okay, so who is in charge here? FBI has a veto too?
We already know about the Schumer Shutdown. He demands what is put on the agenda. And now Schumner seems to think he has a veto over the wall. What’s up, Chuck?
Sanctuary cities? Oh some in California are going to arrest officials cooperating with ICE. While they are at it, they are going to write immigration law too. (which ICE should follow) Then they demand Feds can’t touch anything they issued a law on. A veto? Usurpation of law is now a Constitutional right. That’s in the 10th amendment now.
How bad is it? I saw the writing on the wall… and even the wall was crying.
Can we find anything else crazy in the news? See what radicals, with the help of Deep State, can do given opportunity and 8 years of a corrupt administration? Sky’s the limit.
Right Ring | Bullright
From the barge of media opinion comes one for Trump. Anyone keeping score? It comes from NY Post. Give the man a cigar.
By Michael Goodwin — NY Post — January 6, 2017 (excerpt)
The economic boom is the most obvious difference voters got by electing him. The tax law he campaigned on, fought for and signed promises to add new dimensions to the boom and should fuel growth and new opportunities for millions of people.
Generations of families will lead better lives as a result, while a Clinton presidency would have been an orgy of regulations aimed at strangling capitalism’s last animal spirits. How many thousands of points lower would the Dow be?
But the Trump effect is not limited to the economy. Think of the difference between Neil Gorsuch and a Supreme Court justice Clinton would have picked; now multiply that difference throughout the judicial food chain. …/
Low and behold someone with a level-headed view, not much of that in the media. All the ugliness would be traded for phony gloating, and the dumbstruck media could continue their way of the dinosaur without passing go. They could go to sleep for another…8 years. (it pains me to say that) They would run interference for both messiahs of misery, with academia in tow. And we wouldn’t be doing anything that we’re doing now. SCOTUS would be on a glide path to doom. It would be the far left even Bill could not be, with no regrets.
By Caitlin Yilek | Dec 27, 2017,
Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz says he’s feeling the heat from family and friends over his defense of President Trump amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“It’s caused me to lose seven pounds,” Dershowitz told Politico. “My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore.”
Dershowitz often appears on Fox News to argue against Mueller bringing an obstruction of justice charge against Trump, saying it would send the country into a constitutional crisis. He has also defended Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“My really, really close friends say, ‘You’re 100 percent right in your analysis, but can’t you just shut the f—k up and not talk at all,’” he said. “They tell me, ‘This is a time for selective silence.’ My nephew thinks I’m helping keep in office one of the greatest dangers in American history. I tell him I’m just standing up for principle. He tells me that I don’t have to stand up so loud.”
Dershowitz added that his family is no longer proud to be associated with him.
“I was a source of pride to my kids, my grandkids,” he said. “Now it’s ‘Oy, he’s related to Alan Dershowitz.’ That hurts me a little bit.”
Yet Dershowitz said he’s “happy with the role I’m playing.”
“I think I’ve changed the debate on the subject of obstruction of justice,” he said.
Maybe that message should be telling him something. But Dershowitz gets no credit for his defense of Hillary? You know, where no one should be going after their opponents by weaponizing things like email processes. Maybe that is not his words but that we shouldn’t be investigating political opponents. Even though it is Hillary and her people who were investigating Trump. That seems to be okay for Democrats.
Still Alan is loosing friends. Isn’t the irony rich in what kind of friends these are? But Dems never would have an issue with blanket defense…denial about Hillary. In fact, he would gain friends. Even though what Hillary and Comey did was actually obstruction of justice. She clocked about five years doing it. That was really obstruction of justice.
By CNSNews.com Staff | December 9, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who favors the legalized killing of unborn children, told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he does not believe President Donald Trump “has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God” based on the fact that Trump removed the United States from the Paris climate change agreement.
The “60 Minutes” episode will air tomorrow. On its website, CBS News reported this about it:
“Brown told Whitaker that President Trump is wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement and misguided for calling it a bad deal for America. ‘That’s a preposterous idea, not even a shred of truth in that statement,” Brown said. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility… and this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed.’” [……./]
Well, since Jerry Brown is now a member of the Inquisition — no, he may be running it — I guess that is supposed to be the final verdict. At least Hugo Chavez sprinkled his rhetoric with the “smell of sulfur” coming from the UN podium after Bush left it. The latest charge is God opposes Trump. Just imagine that being an official position on Obama?
Recently Alan Dershowitz called out Laurence Tribe to a debate on the Constitutionality of leftists’ obstruction of justice charge. He demurred, so far. He struggles to defend it.
But Tribe did lash out at Dershowitz for “defending” the legitimacy of the “Devil Incarnate” who is president, Donald Trump. So Tribe has turned theologian, too.
Yet all because Dershowitz appealed to the Constitution. Tribe asserts that he cannot debate it now, before Mueller’s investigation is concluded. (hoping he can find something to hang his unconstitutional hat on and stretch the document into play doh)
And just days ago, Nancy Pelosi played the God card. Oh yes she did! Ah, Nancy takes the path to say that God is on the side of Democrats and their amnesty strategy for DACA and illegal aliens. Pelosi must be the chosen prosecutor for the Inquisition.
Following her lead, am I to infer that if the government does shutdown, it must be divine intervention in favor of the Democrats’ lawless positions? Well, it is the message.
Par for the course on the left. They are letting this one fly to fill the the October air in The Atlantic, explaining why being white — or whiteness — is all you really need to know about Trump. That on the heels of the eight-year reign of Obama. Well, sample or check it for yourself. In keeping with liberal orthodoxy, it is lengthy.
Here are a few of the more graceful excerpts. Who says the left doesn’t dabble in conspiracies? (how many times has that been disproved?)
“Barack Obama delivered to black people the hoary message that if they work twice as hard as white people, anything is possible. But Trump’s counter is persuasive: Work half as hard as black people, and even more is possible.”
I heard the first message a lot, but no, it was from Trump. All through his campaign. But that was not enough for the race-baiting hustlers, who wanted some type of guarantee.
“Replacing Obama is not enough—Trump has made the negation of Obama’s legacy the foundation of his own.”
Sure just pave over that whole Barack Obama projection/blame and, while at it, the diaspora-pushing meme thing.
“And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.”
But contrary to this alternative reality, what Obama ran on or did in office was use George Bush as a voodoo pincushion for every alleged thing wrong with America and its policies. Thus, Obama blamed Bush for all ills, including his own failures. He set any bar.
That is what happened for eight years. Not to mention running against Bush who wasn’t on the ballot. And that was all before Obama’s world-apology tour and radicalism in tow which followed. All which Americans were supposed to accept and celebrate due to white guilt.
It is interesting at times to know just how the the leftists think. (we already know what) This would be a classical type screed or rant by any measure, though it whistles by the political graveyard. What he refuses to do is apply his standard, racial critique to Obama. He may be horrified at what he finds. But that would require some honesty.
Speaking of triggering politics, another fringe guy is back in the news. Ohio Gov John Kasich. Just remember his boycott a year ago of the GOP convention, in Ohio.
Now he is back out pimping his book and criticizing Trump where possible His lectures are numerous to the GOP — who in case he hadn’t noticed did win the election, despite his persistent resistance.
So he keeps up appearances on MSM and CNN, always happy to give him plenty of airtime. Reports now from CNN say he is in talks, collaboration, with Colorado Gov Hickenlooper .– a name he has been dropping around for a year.
(CNN) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved the discussions tells CNN.
Under this scenario, Kasich, a Republican, and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, would run as independents with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has only been casually talked about. /….
Politics of “casual” convenience.
Kasich repeatedly denied plans on running in 2020. But since it is his favorite pass time, do you really think he can refuse? Why don’t all these GOP resistance join the resistance on the left? Who is kidding whom? Now he is flirting with running as an independent.
Exactly what is ohe ffering Hickenlooper? Certainly he is wasting no time, 7 months into Trump’s presidency. Kasich’s never-Trump campaign never ended. How about Joe Scarborough if Hickenlooper declines?
I’m posting this as an op-ed opinion piece. – for educational and informational purposes.
So I have no personal commentary on or about it for now. Perhaps it deserves a reasoned response, perhaps it speaks for itself and the author?
(since I’ve seriously dabbled on all things Russia for years, I don’t rule it out)
You decide what to make of it.
Hot Air [excerpt]
“How did the party of Ronald Reagan’s moral clarity morph into that of Donald Trump’s moral vacuity? Russia’s intelligence operatives are among the world’s best. I believe they made a keen study of the American political scene and realized that, during the Obama years, the conservative movement had become ripe for manipulation. Long gone was its principled opposition to the “evil empire.” What was left was an intellectually and morally desiccated carcass populated by con artists, opportunists, entertainers and grifters operating massively profitable book publishers, radio empires, websites, and a TV network whose stock-in-trade are not ideas but resentments.
If a political officer at the Russian Embassy in Washington visited the zoo that is the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, they’d see a “movement” that embraces a ludicrous performance artist like Milo Yiannopoulos as some sort of intellectual heavyweight. When conservative bloggers are willing to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars from Malaysia’s authoritarian government to launch a smear campaign against a democratic opposition leader they know nothing about, how much of a jump is it to line up and defend what at the very least was attempted collusion on the part of a brain-dead dauphin like Donald Trump Jr.?
Surveying this lamentable scene, why wouldn’t Russia try to “turn” the American right, whose ethical rot necessarily precedes its rank unscrupulousness?”
James Kirchick Posted at 9:00 pm on July 19, 2017
Posted at Hot Air (I’m sure there will be commentary there – from larger Politico)