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Time to Pay the Piper
“Time to pay the piper” is an appropriate phrase for what I hope lies ahead in Washington, D.C.
The investigation of President Trump failed to find any collusion (or obstruction). The Democrats' hero Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors spent two years and $30-plus million to tell most of us what we already knew. Their report, designed to allow continual Democrat attacks, exonerated Trump. Despite best efforts, they failed, at least in the eyes of the Democratic rabid base.
With that out of the way, it is now time to pay the piper.
Attorney General William Barr is now tasked to investigate the origins of the phony investigation against President Trump. The assault is over. The king is still alive and sounds of the piper can be faintly heard.
Speculation abounds regarding what was done and by whom. Like him or loathe him, Donald Trump is now on the offensive and he holds all the cards. Watergate may end up looking like a jaywalking violation by the time this investigation is over.
For the sake of the country, the investigation should be thorough, fair, and reasonably quick. The punishment need be commensurate with the offenses and painful enough to dissuade future corruption of this type. Sunshine, the best disinfectant, is anathema to both Dracula and the Deep State, but dawn is here.
Understanding This Mess
We don't know all that has happened because only part of the information is public. However, to understand what led us to this point, two major factors seem to have been in play.
- Obama's Mission from God Mentality
President Obama, was on a mission to "transform the country." When you view the United States as a cruel and exploitative country responsible for much of the horrific abuses in the world, it is natural to disrespect its history, traditions, and laws. (Recall Michelle saying when Obama was sworn in that it was the first time she was proud of our country.) Also, recall Obama's messianic approach to politics, including his "we are the ones we are waiting for."
To correct for these injustices, you cannot be restrained by the same customs and laws that created them. Numerous Obama actions suggest a willingness to break or at least bend the norms and laws of this country:
Gunrunning to Mexico in an effort to gain support for mitigating the Second Amendment.
Cover-up and lies about Benghazi.
Weaponizing the IRS against conservatives.
Spying on journalists.
This is a small fraction of what might be listed. The clueless Joe Biden, who defined Obama's administration as having “not one single whisper of scandal," apparently does not remember these and other questionable activities. His position either reveals his own IQ and/or tells voters how dumb he believes them to be. Neither interpretation is useful for Old Joe's presidential hopes.
Obama's arrogance was not unique. What was, was his near-unanimous support and adulation by the media. No other president has been so protected and worshiped by the press. Richard Nixon, Evil Incarnate to many, may have had better or worse intentions than Obama. We will never know because his adversarial relationship with the press restricted his opportunities to do either.
- The Criminal Mind
Investigation, thus far, has been primarily on campaign-related matters, including spying and infiltration attempts against the Trump campaign. Less emphasized is the apparent spying on American citizens that preceded the campaign. These abuses are at least as important and a key to understanding how matters got so out of hand.
Criminals rarely begin their careers with a capstone crime. Trivial crimes typically get bigger and more serious over the malefactor's career. The same pattern applies to government crimes for the same reason. Specifically, the perp is unsure of how far he can go before he is noticed and reacted to.
Violations of privacy and differential citizen treatment were rife long before Trump came on the scene. The IRS scandal under Obama involved blocking conservative organizations from getting proper tax status. James Rosen, a Fox reporter, was spied on as early as 2010 by the Obama Administration. Samantha Power unmasked an incredible number of people in her role at the United Nations. Debra Heine referenced Sara Carter saying:
"That's unheard of," Carter said. "Put it this way -- when John Bolton was the at the U.N., he unmasked three people. Three people. She unmasked close to 300. And I'm going to tell you some of those names are going to be very important when they come out," she added.
(Sara Carter and John Solomon were investigative heroes pursuing this scandal while others looked away.)
The Intelligence Community appears to have been unleashed against American citizens before Trump announced his intentions to run for office. Given what was deemed to be an infinitesimal chance of his winning, one wonders why any attention at all was paid to Trump, at least initially. Perhaps the ease with which the controls and checks and balances were vitiated in prior FISA abuses and unmaskings, made it seem almost "free" or "riskless" to engage in such behavior. If this thinking is correct, there is likely evidence to be uncovered regarding other Republican candidates, especially those considered as real opponents.
Criminality in government did not start in Obama's administration. Serious abuses in J. Edgar Hoover's long reign are well documented. How much of this was institutionalized into the fabric of the intelligence community? Does anyone believe that such perfidies and criminal acts did not occur under Carter, Reagan, Clinton, or Bush?
Hoover was a fanatic who considered himself a patriot. His behavior was as reprehensible as what is being uncovered today. However, there is a big difference! Hoover was the instigator and director of this behavior. He was a lone wolf at the head of a powerful agency.
Today, the effort does not emanate from one agency but permeates the entire upper echelon of the Intelligence Community. Someone higher-up had to coordinate and direct this organized effort. That is vastly more serious than a powerful, rogue FBI director infecting his own agency! There is no proof that Obama was in charge of the operation, but the fact that it was politically oriented is a meaningful difference from Hoover. The fact that it was coordinated across agencies also suggests that someone at or near the top directed it.
Panic Sets In
When Trump won the nomination, it was considered a blessing for the Democrats. It was "impossible" for him to win. Had Clinton won, none of this skullduggery would have surfaced. Many committing the crimes would have been carried forward in the Clinton Administration. It all would have been buried in some remote part of the Swamp. It seemed risk-free to continue the dirty tricks and illegalities.
Fortunately, Trump won. Had he not, the norms and integrity of government would have shifted downward to a lower level. The Swamp Creatures would have been emboldened to violate even more checks/balances and laws against opponents and citizens in the future.
Unfortunately (for the bad guys), Trump won. Panic ensued. To protect themselves, the bad guys had to develop a narrative that would stop Trump even after he had done the impossible and won the election. The election had to be overturned! Careers and lives depended on it.
Many of the protagonists are in the process of further disgracing themselves by attempting to evade accountability. Even the supposed venerable Robert Mueller has been soiled with his milquetoast report. Matters will get worse -- much worse! There are so many parts to this scandal that it is impossible to predict where it leads.
Fortunately, Barr's love of country and the Justice Department and related institutions drove him from a comfy life in the private sector to becoming the second most maligned man in Washington. Does anyone believe he came back to play the Deep State game?
He is on a mission to discover what happened and to hold those people accountable. If my perceptions are correct, he has the opportunity to be as valuable to the country's survival as some of our earliest patriots. He is a no-nonsense guy and I hope he takes no prisoners.
Trump, America's eagle, soars alone
In a Chinese restaurant the other day, my fortune cookie message was this: "Leaders are like eagles. They don't flock...you find them one at a time." Not your usual fortune cookie note. No credit given for such a wise little sentence, probably because it is commonsense observation.
This little bit of universal truth made me smile. It was a timely reminder of how fortunate we are to have elected Donald Trump, not a member of any flock, which is why the D.C. establishment hates him so much. They are all of a flock. They think alike, act alike, do business alike, barter for favors in the same ways. For the most part, party identification is irrelevant. Most of the major players collude with each other. We conservatives must be grateful for the exceptions to the rule: Ron Johnson, Devin Nunes, Matt Gaetz, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, Jim Jordan, and Ted Cruz. There may be others momentarily out of mind, but the lesson of the quote is how rare real leaders actually are. We know now that both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would have been leaders but have since betrayed their stated conservative principles. Neither of them recognized Trump as the leader he is, and both have shamelessly sought to sabotage him. They are not the only ones. Justin Amash comes to mind, as do all the Republicans in Congress who quit because they thought Trump would be found guilty of the Russia collusion meme invented by that cabal of arrogant criminals in the Deep State who believed themselves to be above the law.
What has become of our American government? It long ago became an elite club of like-minded self-appointed elites who care only about preserving their own power and prestige. They care about enriching themselves, and they do indeed become very wealthy. Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein are among the richest members of Congress. Shouldn't we see their tax returns? What do they do for their constituents? Absolutely nothing. San Francisco, whence their political base springs, is a disaster of Democrat malfeasance. So is Los Angeles. Both cities are longtime Democrat strongholds. California is a one-party state, and it is Democrats who have singlehandedly destroyed it. Like Chicago, Detroit, and Baltimore, Democrat-run cities are like third-world entities, crime-ridden and corrupt. For decades, they've been run by flocks of "progressives" and have regressed into medieval bastions of the very rich versus the very poor. That's the way they like it, the middle class be damned.
The Left wants to be the boss, like the ridiculous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to mandate how the rest of us live. The Left is a flock of wanna-be overlords. In their dreams, leftists revere Mao, Ho Chi Minh, and Stalin. Leftists such as Tom Friedman admire China and the way it is run; it's a communist dictatorship, and he writes for the NYT. The NYT is a member, perhaps the leader, of the flock. Its editors think they lead, but what they really do is propagandize as surely as Orwell's masters of a fictional universe manipulated its subjects. They lie. Orwell was more prescient than most authors; he understood how easily language could be corrupted, and he knew how catastrophic that corruption of language could be.
That Trump was elected is some kind of miracle. Somehow, enough people were awakened to the planned obliteration of American exceptionalism implemented by the Obama administration to get the man who promised to drain the swamp into the presidency. He is a leader who is like an eagle; he is one of a kind, a loner, an interloper into the world of American politics. For decades, he has been blasting what is wrong with our trade policies, etc. Now he is in a position to do something about the injustices all previous presidents have accepted as what must be. And he is doing it. God bless the man who is not a member of a flock, but our eagle who soars above the fetid swamp.
Democrats' nightmare: Trump so confident he's already campaigning to their base
How's this for confidence in 2020?
President Trump's job performance is so strong that he's almost not even worrying about shoring up his own political base in the coming presidential election. He's focusing his campaign resources on black, Hispanic, and female voters, the old-line stalwarts of the Democratic Party's political base, because the base is in the bag. This is the equivalent of Sherman taking the march to Atlanta and heading to "the sea."
Here's what Axios is reporting. (Caution: The reportage is more biased than most, so I put in some annotations):
Trump campaign officials have been discussing a digital campaign to boost President Trump's 2020 support among three key demographic groups: African Americans, Hispanics and suburban women, two sources familiar with the plan tell Axios.
Why it matters: These are the groups the president must make inroads with the most. Trump won in 2016 with less support from black and Hispanic voters than any president in at least 40 years, per Reuters. [Nonsense. These links are more recent, thorough, and accurate.] And in 2018, suburban women revolted against Republicans in the midterms [More nonsense: Ever heard of ballot-harvesting?], a shift that was widely seen as a direct rebuke of Trump.
"We have high confidence that we'll make great inroads with key voters," a senior Trump campaign official told Axios.
That speaks of a campaign so confident that it has political capital to burn. Normally, at primary time, a candidate will first seek to win over the base so as to secure the nomination. The base is the most motivated of voters, and for Democrats, that generally means the most extremist of them.
But this news signals that Trump has already won his base over. His sky-high approval ratings among Republicans and conservatives are in the 80% range. Trump's rip-roaring overflow crowds, such as a recent one in Pennsylvania for instance, suggest as much. Rival Joe Biden, by contrast, is still drawing mere Hillary Clinton–sized crowds and struggling to disguise the quantity of empty seats at his rallies.
The appeals that Trump's making, described in the Axios pieces, are reason for optimism, too. There's no tired dreck about identity politics and victimization — just smart talk about making schools better, reforming the criminal justice system in all those one-party blue cities, and news about how U.S. natural gas production has reduced carbon emissions in a way the supercilious Europeans can only envy.
In short, it's a sharp, bright picture from Trump, based on his record, and based on not treating voters like cookie-cutter identity-politics people, and voters of all stripes are bound to eat it up. No wonder the computer models suggest that Trump is headed for a big victory. Confident candidates don't swing toward extremes to rev up their political base, which is exactly the dynamic we see in the Democratic Party's 24-member clown car of candidates. Trump's record on the economy is so strong that he's now pulling in voters who usually vote Democrat.
With Democrats trying to out-crazy each other in race for the nomination, it's bound to work. Anecdotally, I suspect it's on target. I went to the 2008 Democratic convention and met the committed Democrats there — and what I learned is that a large portion of them are reasonable, moderate normals who are grounded in the real world and not receptive to crazy-think. I liked the upstate New York and Colorado Democrats; actually, they almost seemed like Republicans. People like that are going to be potential Trump voters, and many are blacks, Hispanics, and women. If 2008 is any proxy or indication, there could be a lot of them.
With Trump going for the jugular, watch for Democrats to step up screams of racism as a response to Trump drawing in more Hispanics, blacks, and women. Democrats have long seen these voters as "their" constituency and packaged them into identity politics slots.
Trump will peel them away by exposing that approach as old hat and focusing on actually tangible good things ahead for them. That's bad news for Democrats, so let the predictable yelling about raaacism, triggering, and "Nazis" begin.
Muller III/Beria is a Deep State Jacobin Lickspittle.
Robert Mueller should have been disbarred decades ago, along with his enforcer Andrew Weismann; that is how egregious his record of malfeasance is, all matters of public record.
What he did Wednesday morning was his final IED tossed at the President to placate his Democrat overlords who desperately want to impeach Trump. But for what? Mueller gave no list of felonies in his report nor did he detail any crimes of which Trump is even amorphously guilty.
This entire enterprise, the fabricated notion that Trump and/or persons within his campaign colluded with Russians to cheat his way to the presidency was illegitimate from the outset. It did not happen. Not even a very expensive team of Trump-haters could find their way to naming anyone on the Trump side guilty of anything illegal having to do with the election. And we can be certain that if they could have bent and twisted any relationship, any meeting, any friendship, any past association to find Trump guilty of anything, this band of malefactors would have run with it. They found nothing but gossip and innuendo, rather like a clique of mean girls in middle school.
Volume two of Mueller's report was entirely unnecessary but for this gang of thugs' need to vent and hopefully give the Democrats something with which to move ahead with impeachment.
True to form, the dim bulb Democrats are such legal ignoramuses they have continued to insist the report found Trump guilty of all manner of crimes even though it did not. We can be sure that if they had discovered anything useful, they would have used it and recommended charges. But they did not.
So on Wednesday morning, a shaky and seemingly anxious Mueller went before the cameras to say the opposite of what he had told AG Barr, that it was only the OLC (Office of Legal Counsel) guidelines that prevented him for exonerating the President. Barr has testified that on at least two occasions, Mueller told him those guidelines had nothing to do with his final report. There were others present when he said this to Barr.
So, who had the gun to Mueller's jowly head? (He resembles the canine Mastiff.) He has most likely been on the outs with the DC social establishment who were enraged by his report. They had universally assumed it was their ticket to unseating the man. So shocked by Mueller's findings, the ruling elites of the beltway have probably exorcised Mueller from their midst.
Who made him embarrass himself by offering the Democrats a new path to impeachment? Who has something on Bob Mueller? He's weathered criminal accusations before and retained his positions when he should have been permanently kicked out of the legal profession never to practice law again. He should never have been assigned as a special counsel to investigate President Trump, especially when everyone knew by then that it was the Clinton campaign that had commissioned and paid for the fake dossier and that none of the principals involved were Russian. They were paid operatives of the FBI, DOJ and CIA.
Just who among the Trump trolls got the camera-shy Mueller to belittle himself Wednesday morning? James Comey? John Brennan? Does someone in power have something on Mueller? Wouldn't we all like to know. The man seemed at the end of his rope. Maybe it was all about fund-raising. If so, how cheap is that?
Much has been written already about the sheer pettiness of what Mueller did and said on Wednesday morning. Many actual legal scholars have commented; Alan Dershowitz, Sean Davis, the guys at Powerline and of course Mark Levin. Given their analyses, it is safe to say that Mueller stepped in a tar pit that may well fossilize this pathetic man. He has sacrificed his entire career on the altar of the unscrupulous politics of the Democrats, who refuse still to accept the results of the 2016 election.
I hope that they will suffer the consequences of their own bitterness. It is likely that the several investigations into the origins of the collusion fakery will come to light. Much of the truth has been part of the public realm for well over a year. It is time for it to be forced upon the resistant media outlets who have bent over backwards to conceal it. Chances are that CNN and MSNBC will shutter their operations rather than tell the truth of this coup attempt that is reminiscent of the 1964 film Seven Days in May.
Many people have suggested for many months now that the counterfeit dossier that was used to jumpstart the investigation of Trump was devised to conceal the years of spying, egregious surveillance, begun under Obama, in fact ordered by Obama perhaps as early as 2012.
Remember when Maxine Waters bragged about Obama's database; "He has everything on everyone"? We now know Samantha Power unmasked hundreds of people in her apparent drive to sabotage Israel and help the Palestinians. Since Obama took office, the Democrat party has been transformed into a criminal enterprise, police-state in nature. Obama's spies assumed they would never be exposed, that their pulling the strings of government would be their unimpeded mission in perpetuity, passed on only to their chosen successors.
But exposed they have been and now they are desperate to change the narrative. Maybe that was Mueller's goal Wednesday morning, an attempt to derail the declassification of documents that are sure to embarrass if not prove criminal acts by many denizens of the deep state.
Clearly Mueller hopes to avoid any appearances before any congressional committees. He appeared to be downright terrified of such a fate. Why did he do it? He offered nothing new but the lie about the OLC being the reason he could not indict. Not true. If he had found anything, he would have used it. And as Scott Adams asked on Twitter, what is the difference between these two statements: "If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so." or "If we had confidence the president committed a crime, we would have said so." Are they equal? Indeed they are.
So, what did Mueller hope to achieve? He did energize the legally illiterate, Trump-hating left and their candidates for the presidency but other than that, all he did was demean himself and his ridiculous report. If he had been interested in the truth and the burnishing his legacy, he would have brought to light the falsity of the dossier and its provenance but he did not. May we never see his kind again, the kind that abuses their positions of power for the indiscriminate destruction of innocents.
Oh my fucking
I for one know that the world will be a slightly better place once Trump is dead.
Get ready to glow people. it's coming.
Funny how no one wants to look into that report that Omar married her brother.
You'd think they'd be all over this like tabloid papparazzi. Wild and prurient news always sells papers and draws viewer eyeballs, and the scattered reports about how America's first Muslim congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, reportedly married her own brother in a bid to bring him into the country ahead of the others trying to get in, is quite a doozy. The press certainly got excited about the Stormy Daniels controversy for such a reason, but why the absence of interest in Omar's kinky weird love life?
Now the fearless Michelle Malkin has taken up the case, wanting to know why this isn't being looked into by either the press or more importantly, these law enforcers. She writes:
Investigations dating back to 2016 by blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line (which recently celebrated 15 years in the blogosphere), David North of the Center for Immigration Studies, Alpha News reporter Preya Samsundar and PJMedia.com reporter David Steinberg have determined that the outspoken Somalian Muslim refugee likely married her own brother named Ahmed Elmi in 2009 for some unknown ill-gotten gain while still informally married to the man she calls her husband and father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi. After a Somalian website floated questions about the marriage arrangement with Elmi and Johnson's initial reporting broke into the local news, Omar sought to divorce Elmi. Her use of $6,000 in state campaign funds, some of which went to pay a personal divorce lawyer, is currently under state investigation.
To marry her own brother, something her spokespeople brush off as nonsense and refuse to answer questions about. Actually, they ought to be answering questions, to reporters, and investigators - and they most certainly are not. Apparently we all supposed to think that Omar, with her out-there anti-Semitic views, and fourth-world background, is quite incapable of acting in a way that's contrary to bourgeois values.
Malkin also notes that the issue itself, even outside the kink factor, has quite the potential for more serious crime:
Anyone capable of and willing to lie to federal officials in face-to-face interviews, falsify government forms under penalty of perjury, and conspire to undermine the integrity of our immigration system is a threat to our country. Terrorism is not the only concern. Other complex criminal organizations are often involved. Even nations governed by open borders loons like Canada's Justin Trudeau take marriage fraud seriously. Last week, the government moved to strip a Chinese national of his fraudulently acquired Canadian citizenship after paying a woman $5,000 to enter a sham marriage.
We have enough native-born scam artists and fraudsters without having to import more from around the world. But you know what's even more of an insult than an ordinary foreign marriage faker? An entitled, arrogant and unrepentant marriage faker hiding behind the "Islamophobia" and "sexism" cards. Yes, I'm looking at you, Omar.
Which again brings up the issue of why this is being ignored. The press is sleeping, to be sure, but so are the lawmen. Malkin outlines a large string of cases of marriage fraud rings being busted up by the federal authorities. But there's not a word from them on Omar's weird relationships.
Why is that? Is busting an obnoxious left-wing congresswoman who can't stop wielding the victim card that politically daunting? Or is there a federal contingent that gives her a pass, one set of laws for her, and another set for everyone else?
Whatever the case, a brazen leftist who's constantly pointingt the finger at the America that can do no good is a pretty good candidate for a probe given that she seeks to bring people in who probably feel the same way about the place that she does. And as a representative, she's presumably a model of rule of law. If Rep. Duncan Hunter can be displaced from all of his committee assignments over an illegal use of his campaign funds for personal expenses, why can't Omar be investigated for marrying he brother.
Malkin is right that the silence is as remarkable as the deed Omar is accused of.
At least you were born with the right god eh?
Maxine Waters Let Obama's Cat Out of the Bag in 2013
When assembling a cabal, prudence dictates that one choose the participants with an eye toward circumspection. After all, a loudmouth is not the best repository for your darkest secrets.
President Barack Obama may be about to learn that lesson the hard way.
In 2010, following the roughshod passage of Obamacare, the American people during the midterm elections unambiguously expressed their disgust with high-handed government edicts. A furious populace handed a solid House majority to Republican leadership, who promptly squandered the opportunity, never missing a chance to stand down, pledging unconvincingly to "fight on the next one."
Epithets swirled like leaves in a dust devil. Spinelessness was given a new and deeper meaning, and dissatisfaction with the "establishment" went from an undercurrent to a raging flood.
Through it all, our Republican leadership still surrendered faster than a French tank battalion as the Left rolled across the nation virtually unopposed.
Even the 2012 presidential race saw Republican nominee Mitt Romney repeatedly fail to press his advantage whenever Obama stumbled, almost as if he was opting to wait until his opponent regained his footing before resuming the fight.
Why? What prompted such haplessness among elected and aspiring Republicans? That question has haunted observers for years, with countless answers proffered and all found lacking.
Perhaps even more puzzling was the unprecedented departure of a great many incumbent Republicans immediately following the election of Donald Trump, a president of their own party. Why would these politicos be "retiring" in droves just when they finally have real power?
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), one of the left wing's most prominent and vocal figures, has a 30-year history of ill advised, frothing rhetoric. "Auntie Maxine" is atop no one's list of vise-lipped confidantes, yet because of her prominence, she is clued in on much of the darker machinations of the Democratic Party and its backers. Occasionally, she reveals more than intended. February 2013 was one of those times.
From Roland Martin's television show:
The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life[.] ... That's going to be very, very powerful[.] ... 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.
Many observers at the time (myself included) found this statement a bit of a head-scratcher, as the database to which Ms. Waters referred was not immediately apparent. Personally, I assumed she was speaking of Obama's prodigious campaign organization, perhaps exaggerating the information gleaned from the campaign's wide-ranging social media contacts.
In any case, the comment drifted from collective memory in fairly short order and remained forgotten until just the other day, when it elbowed its way to the forefront of my consciousness.
Now, back to the explanation of previously inexplicable behavior on the part of Republicans under Obama.
In the pages of American Thinker recently, the commendable work of Sundance of the Conservative Treehouse has been featured. He has doggedly documented the publicly available information suggesting our law enforcement and intelligence gathering agencies had been weaponized against the political opponents of the Left (Trump especially, but not exclusively) in a spying scheme that features international participants from among our own allies.
Combining this documentation with the revelations from D.C. super-lawyer Joe DiGenova that this illegal surveillance and data-gathering operation had been in full swing far longer than anyone suspected, dating back to just before the election of 2012, and you have the bones of the most egregious plot of sedition our nation has ever seen, one involving the takeover of the federal government by use of blackmail.
Taken in light of the previously opaque comments from Auntie Maxine, one can't help but wonder whether the "database like no one has ever seen before" is in fact the result of the operation DiGenova references. Waters's description certainly fits.
Whenever there is scandal among the high levels of an administration, the first question that springs to mind is invariably "What did the president know, and when did he know it?"
In the case of Obama and the illegal abuse of America's intel and investigatory powers to gather information on his political opponents, it appears we need only ask Auntie Maxine, who helpfully told us six years ago that Obama was in on it from the outset.
At least you were born with the right god eh?
I don't believe in fairy tales.
That's one good thing
Trump smacks down Londonistan mayor, giving an aggressor what he deserved
As leftists go, there are few more obnoxious than Sadiq Khan of London. His city is a festering swamp of stabbings, insanely expensive subway rides, Islamist extremism, and terrorist attacks. Yet somehow, he finds he still has time to launch lots of attacks against President Trump, the president of another country.
He started this one with a bang, declaring he didn't think President Trump deserved a state visit, and no one should "roll out the red carpet" for him. Pay no attention to the longtime special relationship or the countless ways the two countries have cooperated over the years, let alone the fact that his precious city, Londonistan, may well need the U.S. for a quickie free trade pact if Britain is forced into a hard Brexit in October. Heck, pay no attention to the fact that the arrangements were already made and his whining would just make him look ineffectual. Nope, it was just too much fun to pick a fight with Trump. The Trump baby balloon rode again over London with his permission, and then Khan put out an imbecilic beta-male tweet blasting Trump.
Barf. With no need to fear any offending him (quite unlike the case of media distortion of Trump's remarks about Meghan Markle of the British royal family), President Trump smacked him like the pathetic little bug he is, putting out this impressive tweet:
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.@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly “nasty” to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me......
It was just the right response to Khan, whose entire oeuvre of interaction with Trump has been a stance of aggression. Trump flicked the fool off like the insect he is and carried on with his state visit with Britain's royals and people worth meeting in that city. Khan has always been a problem, as I noted here (crow: I compared him to de Blasio as early as 2017). What's good here is seeing that Trump knows when the smackdowns are going to be consequence-less, and he's identified a perfect target in the obnoxious Khan.
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Anti-Trump Traitors Rip Blindfold Off Lady Justice
What anti-American zealots in government and media are doing to president Trump is unprecedented and should scare the heck out of every American. They have created a parallel universe void of truth and reality. In the midst of Trump actually making America great again, millions of Americans believe Trump is a Russian agent, mentally ill, and leading America to destruction.
Trump brought back jobs that Obama decreed were gone forever. Black, Hispanic, and female unemployment are at historic lows. Trump pulled us out of bad deals with foreign governments. Thanks to Trump eliminating absurd regulations and oppressive taxes, businesses are coming home to America building factories. The average American wage is $27 per hour. Americans are enjoying an economic boom. All this incredible good news is for the most part being hidden from Americans.
Instead, Democrats, fake news media, Hollywood, and social media flood the airwaves with their lie that Trump is horrible for America. They claim he obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation. Hogwash! The truth is the Mueller so-called investigation was really an illegal witch-hunt, a silent coup undermining Trump's presidency; to reverse the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller's investigation was based solely on the Steele Dossier, a bogus document written in 2016 and paid for by Hillary Clinton. Hillary's despicable fake document claimed that Trump paid prostitutes to urinate on a hotel bed slept in by Obama. Mueller and the 19 Hillary lawyers he hired knew the document was filled with lies. And yet, they used it to illegally obtain warrants to harass the Trump administration for three years. Trump knew the Mueller investigation was a scam to destroy his presidency. Still, Trump did not exercise his authority to fire Mueller. Trump turned over a million documents to Mueller's evil minions. Still, fake news media is helping Democrats to sell their obvious lie that Trump is engaged in a cover-up.
Trump pushed back against his treasonous conspirators by publicly calling them out on their lies and behind-the-scenes illegal dirty tricks. This enraged them. Republicans usually allow Democrats and fake news media to spread lies about Republicans and policies beneficial for We the people. Trump is a different breed of Republican, one who stands up for himself. This has caused anti-American zealots (Democrats, fake news media, Hollywood and deep state Republicans) to declare Trump insane.
Think about this, folks. For over three years, Trump’s enemies launched an illegal silent coup to reverse the 2016 presidential election. Every time Trump told the American people the truth about what these treasonous conspirators were doing, they launched a national narrative that Trump is insane and attempting to obstruct justice.
Displaying off the chain arrogance and chutzpah, anti-American zealots are trying to criminalize Trump defending himself. They expect Trump to lie back and not respond to them spreading lies 24/7 about him and his policies.
They are, in essence, saying screw the law, screw the truth, screw equal justice and screw the American people. They are fanatically intent on removing Trump from office by any means necessary. This threatens justice for every American.
Anti-American zealots control 90% of the media, Hollywood, and educational institutions. Folks, if these people can get away with hiding the remarkable job Trump is doing for America and falsely branding him a Russian agent and a lunatic, think what they can do to any and every conservative, Christian, and Republican. Their power is extremely scary and totally unacceptable.
I cannot explain why, but suddenly the image of Lady Justice wearing a blindfold struck a powerful chord with me. Knowing why Lady Justice wears a blindfold, I asked my wife Mary if she knew. Mary said yes.
Lady Justice wears a blindfold because friends should not be treated differently than strangers; the rich should not be treated better than the poor. In other words, Justice should be distributed equally to all Americans.
Democrats, fake news media, and deep state Republicans have ripped the blindfold off Lady Justice. Democrats and deep state anti-Trump operatives break laws at will, while inventing bogus crimes to attack Trump.
Disturbingly, Trump haters in government and media can sell the American people lies about Trump and his excellent job performance. Incredibly, they have created a parallel universe void of truth and reality.
AG William Barr absolutely must uncover these treasonous rats in our government and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. If Barr does not follow through, the blindfold of Lady Justice in America will be gone forever.
Another excellent Black Pigeon Speaks Vid,
Lays the smackdown on the Trump Deranged NPCs
Only 7,000 NPCs attended a TDS whingethon well short of the MSM's Fake News 250,000
Trump lays into Corbyn, Khan and 'fake news' protests
Donald Trump’s taste is difficult to describe. You know it when you see it, but that’s not quite the same thing as knowing what it is. If you’re looking at a tufted velvet settee that looks like one of Michael Jackson’s bedazzled military-style blazers from the Dangerous tour, you are looking at Some Trump Stuff. If you see a big stone sculpture of a lion that is both indoors and near a golf club’s pro shop, you are seeing it. Something that looks like a heraldic coat of arms but then when you look closer it turns out there are golf clubs in there? That’s some Trump shit you’ve got there, buddy.
But also: What? Why does that couch have fringe-adorned epaulets? Why is there carpeting in the bathroom? Why is there a carving station with a heat lamp and a damp roast and a man in a toque set up next to what appears to be a marble replica of Rome’s Trevi Fountain, and also why is there an oil painting of Donald Trump himself peering rakishly over a croquet mallet hanging nearby? Obviously that is all just Some Trump Shit, and the stuff that the man himself likes and thinks is cool. But no one else would do any of this, so where did all this come from?
Trump’s current state visit to the United Kingdom does only a little bit to answer these questions, which to be fair may be unanswerable. One of the most inexplicably stubborn fallacies about Trump, both among his political opponents and the broader community that’s just interested in rubbernecking at his blowzy public feuds, is the idea that Trump does things for a reason. There is no evidence of this.
It’s unquestionably true that Trump wants things. He wants to be noticed, on television if possible, and he wants to appear impressive when he is noticed. He does not want anyone to seem to have more money than he does. He wants a big beautiful piece of the most amazing chocolate cake you ever saw. All of these things he wants very much. But he is accustomed to demanding these things and then either receiving them (the biggest slice of cake, the television appearances) or believing that he has (the respect of other people). All of this goonish entitlement would be kind of darkly funny if Trump were not also president, but that is not the world we live in. It is not clear even today how much Trump wanted to be president, although he also clearly did not want to lose the election he somehow wound up in. It’s always seemed more accurate to say that he’d prefer to be a king, or some other less readily beheadable royal.
The decorative colonnades and gratuitous reflecting pools and endless gaudy sconces, the all-upholstered-everything interiors that somehow still offer no comfortable place to sit, all those overstuffed corridors connecting gilded banquet chambers to other grand and uninhabitable spaces, the sheer stuffy tackiness of his various pretenses—if there’s any sort of precedent for the grandiose style that Trump prefers, it’s royalty. It would be inaccurate to say that Trump seemed at home during his various ceremonial visits to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, because he only really ever seems comfortable when he is making what he imagines is a stern face behind a large desk or driving a little golf cart around. This visit involved a lot of walking around observing ceremonial things and standing still while being photographed, and neither walking nor standing are particular strong suits of the president’s.
But to the extent that Trump has ever seemed happy or even content during his time as president, it has been in ceremonial moments like this that match his florid self-conception—arriving at fancy engagements by limousine, shaking various rich people’s hands and saying “terrific, good luck, enjoy it,” getting up and Making A Few Remarks before staff in formalwear bring him two big scoops of vanilla ice cream in a bowl of the finest bone china. Trump brought not just some of the usual aides and his wife along on this trip, but all of his adult children as well. There’s a photo of them standing at the entrance to a long corridor in Buckingham Palace, all in their avant-garde Trump stances—Donald Jr. appears to be astride a very small horse, Eric wobbling atop some kind of malfunctioning hoverboard—and fancy clothes before going into a state dinner with Britain’s royal family. The words “No Photography” appear on a sign that is otherwise obscured by Tiffany Trump’s head.
Given that he’s not paying for it, it’s no real surprise that Trump would bring a bunch of people with him on a trip like this; both Trump policy aide and aspiring genocidaire Stephen Miller and Christopher Ruddy, CEO of the elderly-skewing Trump juche website Newsmax, were also at that state dinner for some reason. The stuff with the kids feels different, though, because Trump’s weird pretensions of royalty go beyond his inexcusable and otherwise inexplicable tastes. “He wants Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric and Donald Junior to hold a ‘next generation’ meeting with Princes William and Harry,” the Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun reported after an interview with Trump. “The President said: ‘I think my children will be meeting them. It would be nice.’”
Although it’s been honored more in theory than in practice, the United States does not technically do hereditary “next generations” in our politics. Or, more accurately, this is the sort of thing that everyone makes a big deal out of saying immediately before electing or not-electing people to office who have the same last names as people who have been elected to similar offices before. But these goofy and unconcealed ambitions of royalty fit Trump better than he knows, if not in the ways he likely imagines they do.
It’s true that he seems at home in these cavernous rooms dripping in dreary oil paintings and lit by chandeliers, because he has lived his life amid just that sort of claustrophobic grandiosity. He’s cultivated it not so much because he likes it—what does Trump really like?—but because it’s what he believes he deserves. He has never really seemed to have any idea what the rest of the world was like, or much interest in knowing it. He has never really seemed to care about other people beyond what he can extract from them, and at this stage in his broader occlusion and hardening that will not change. But in these gaudy rooms, surrounded by other rich people with nothing much to say and no real inclination to listen, Trump is at least at home.
This is true when he’s in the United States, too; he is happy, if he’s ever happy, when there are other rich people around to give him compliments and tell him how rich he looks and how well he’s doing. This is his class, but they are not really his people. Even with the servile dermatologists and thrice-divorced yacht ghouls and buttery finance lordlings that crowd his social orbit and pay to belong to Trump’s clubs, there are still some latent traces of dirt under their fingernails—these people have to work to make the money to pay those dues, even if that work amounts to a few moments of strained patter during a Botox injection or taking long lunch meetings while underlings hide other rich people’s money from taxation. They’re rich, in many cases entirely richer than any ethical society would permit, but they’re not where Trump imagines himself to be. They’re not where he sees the Next Generation of his legacy.
In the narrow and technical sense, America does not have royalty. The country is still too young, and still kind of passively invested in opposition to the idea. But look at Trump squinting and scowling and plodding around in his cummerbund; look at his kids leering and jutting in their fancy clothes. And then look at the royals, made feeble and translucent and uncanny after generations of fixation on the same sort of bullshit—The Best Genes and Good Stock and The Right Families—that Trump has always offered as explanation for his amazing and unprecedented success. No one in those rooms does anything, really. None of them have to do anything. Their whole lives are about having what they have, and being admired for it.
There is no place in the world where Donald Trump would really feel at home but this. He believes that he belongs with all these rich people in some cold and crowded room with the whole boiling world shut away outside, shaking each others’ hands, telling each other what a pleasure it is, what an unbelievable pleasure and honor it is, to be in such wonderful company.
Bernie The Commie
Yes, it matters that Bernie was a communist.
Many on the left want you to remember what Bret Kavanaugh allegedly did 36 years ago when he was 16, and want you to forget what Bernie Sanders said in the 1980s about communism.
Yes, it matters what Senator Sanders was running around saying about communism. This is a sample of what he said:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) has spent his entire career explaining away the inevitable downsides of massively increasing the power of the state over the individual.
Sanders once identified as a socialist who, with reservations, admired the economic achievements of Cuba under Fidel Castro, of Nicaragua under the Sandinistas, and of the Soviet Union right up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Running for office as a candidate for the Liberty Union Party in Vermont in the 1970s, Sanders sought a top tax rate of 100%, saying "nobody should earn more than $1 million."
Sanders wanted to stop businesses from moving out of their original communities, arguing that the ultimate solution to protect workers was national legislation that would "bring about the public ownership of the major means of production." He favored the government seizure of "utilities, banks, and major industries," without compensation to investors or stockholders.
Shortly after he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in 1981, Sanders told a room full of charity workers, "I don't believe in charities," because only the government should provide social services to the needy.
He traveled to Nicaragua in 1985 to meet Sandinista leaders, who had installed a socialist government after overthrowing an American-backed dictator. Sanders attended the sixth-anniversary celebration of the Sandinistas' revolution and praised Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega.
That 's your Bernie when he was in his 40s!
To be fair, people change. I have met many people who traveled to Cuba in the 1960s and became totally disillusioned with the socialist paradise. They went to Cuba as idealistic young people but left realizing that the whole thing was a fraud.
The real question is this: Has Senator Sanders made a speech saying that he was wrong? Has he told his young audiences that socialism is not what they read in textbooks?
Yes, it matters what Sanders said in the 1980s. It matters because Sanders has never taken back any of his praises of socialism or communism.
Hannity laying the smackdown
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Here's one you might like Lizard, it's one from soph she is a 14-year-old right wing girl, her video got banned just about everywhere when she brang it out a few months ago. It's on bitchute and I'm not too sure how to link it, but if you go to bitchute and put in "Be Not Afraid" into the search you will find it.