Friday, June 24, 2016

#Brexit accomplished! England claims independence from EU

Free people, take note. It's taken our mother country to go through it to now understand. June 23rd marks a new Independence Day for England...

"Honesty, decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win!" ~ Nigel Farage
...and Cameron steps down...Cheers!
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday morning that he plans on stepping down from his position after the country voted to leave the European Union. Cameron said a new prime minister would be in place by the Conservative Party Conference, which begins October 2. ~ Bret Baier
As the English lead the way out of indebted and devalued EU entanglement and degraded rule, the question begs who's next?
“The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union. The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national sovereignty. The British people have indicated that they will no longer outsource their future to the EU, and prefer to chart their own path forward. The United States can learn from the referendum and attend to the issues of security, immigration and economic autonomy that drove this historic vote. In addition, we should treat the ‘Brexit’ as an opportunity to forge a closer partnership with our historic friend and ally, including immediately starting negotiations for a targeted US-UK free trade agreement.” ~ Ted Cruz

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rebuked! Obama’s illegal executive amnesty hits wall in SCOTUS

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for the rule of law. As the Washington Post rightly noted, ‘the action deals Obama perhaps the biggest legal loss of his presidency.’ By trying to unilaterally grant amnesty to nearly five million people, President Obama invited even more illegal immigration, which in turn undermines our security and drives down the wages of Americans across our nation. No President has the authority to rewrite the law or ignore our immigration laws, and the Court’s rejection of Obama’s executive amnesty is a powerful rebuke of this administration’s lawlessness. I salute Texas for leading 26 states in securing this important victory for our Constitution and for our sovereignty.” ~ Ted Cruz
This could have gone terribly wrong, particularly with the untimely demise of Scalia. However, this was the outcome we'd at the very least hoped for...for the Rule of Law's sake!
TheResurgent: The Supreme Court deadlocked today in a 4-4 decision over the DAPA program. That’s President Obama’s illegal overreach of executive authority to grant amnesty.

A federal district court in Texas had enjoined the President from enforcing his order. An appellate court affirmed that decision. And now a 4-4 decision by the Supreme Court means the district court ruling is upheld.

Executive amnesty dies. The only thing really unbelievable here is that the Supreme Court was not 8-0 in favor of the lower court. It should have been.
From a clown-frown to a cheerful laugh on high, it's not off-base to believe Providence shined through on this one...

Concession: While Dems politicize terrorism with 'gun control'

Why is it that politicians, particularly of the Democratic persuasion, desire the politicization of, well, everything?! The latest is not new. Murder, terrorism, no matter...they politicize tragedy for one goal: to achieve an agenda. What's the agenda? It's about more than mere 'gun control' I can assure you. It's about our subservience. At what cost? Surrender, both personally and nationally. Just as long as the Ruling Class exists to maintain power. After all, they matter more than a free people. And they'll keep us safe somehow, right? This is the tyranny from within that's defeating us...
TheResurgent: Barack Obama has failed as President and last night the Democrats admitted it. The terrorists have beaten us. Staging a sit in on the floor of the House of Representatives and shouting down Speaker Paul Ryan, Democrats demanded that our constitutional rights be curtailed in the name of keeping us safe from terrorists. During the Bush Administration, the Democrats claimed any curtailing of our rights meant the terrorists won. Now, after Orlando, the Democrats are willing to shut down the House of Representatives in order to ensure our constitutional rights get revoked.

Even the far left ACLU opposes the Democrats’ plan as an encroachment on liberty. The leading Congressman supporting taking away our constitutional rights was himself improperly put on a no-fly list. But it does not matter. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, who marched in the streets for civil rights, is now comfortably in power and wants to take away our constitutional rights without due process. ...

The Democrats are conceding that Barack Obama’s policies have failed and the terrorists have won. By their own standard from the Bush era, they now want to curtail our constitutional rights because they are scared and admit neither their President nor their god Uncle Sam can keep them safe. But they’ll be damned if you are allowed to keep yourself safe.
Related links: Rep. Louie Gohmert Furiously Confronts Dems Staging Sit-In for Gun Control: ‘Radical Islam Killed These People!’
House Adjourns Amid Chaos as Dems' Sit-in Over Guns Halts Business
Send A Box Of Diapers To a Democrat In Congress
Democrats Surrender and Declare Victory Like They’re French

Why so many politicians are in favor of disarming the American public over ensuring our inalienable rights, particularly in regards to saving innocent people's lives, is a conversation the Ruling Class doesn't want to discuss. It's as if Democrats would rather defend the Constitution for terrorists over the citizenry while simultaneously trashing it for American gun owners...
TheResurgent: Back in January, when Sen. Ted Cruz was a presidential candidate, he introduced S.247, the Expatriate Terrorist Act, which has all but died in committee. The ACLU and other liberal organizations decried this as trampling the 14th Amendment and “due process.” Yet despite the ACLU opposing using terror “watchlists” to deny gun purchases, Democrats want to press forward with squashing that particular Constitutional right.

Cruz’s bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify what expresses an American citizen’s “intent” to relinquish American citizenship. For example, pledging allegiance to ISIS, or going overseas and meeting with terrorists, or supporting them financially. ...

Back in January, liberals trashed Cruz and S.247, saying it “would allow bureaucrats to strip citizenship from U.S. citizens on the dangerously vague grounds of ‘assistance’ to a terrorist group.” But they are A-okay with the same bureaucrats stripping Second Amendment and Sixth Amendment rights from law-abiding citizens so those who assist terrorists can be protected.

Those lawmakers who are camped out on the floor of the House of Representatives, singing Kumbayah and eating smores (or checking Twitter) are hypocrites to the core. They don’t care about American citizens’ rights. They care about politics and looking like they’re some kind of revolutionaries. They are fools.
This same patriot that should be our presidential nominee is holding a hearing next week on the Obama administration's cover-up or 'willful blindness' of radical Islamic terrorism. Knowing the way the political winds blow, I wouldn't be at all surprised if McConnell adjourned the Senate until after the holiday, thus postponing this much more important inquiry than a Dem sit-in.

Related link: Democrats Need Pacifiers, Not Pens- or At The Very Least A Civics Lesson

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Denial of Truth: on terrorism and guns

"Since 9/11, we have had 28,135 terrorist attacks committed by Islamic jihadists that have occurred around the world. We know what the problem is, we’re just afraid to say it.

Terrorist activity is on the rise, and President Barack Obama chooses to close his eyes and put his fingers in his ears.

This blatant disregard for our country’s safety is inadmissible, yet U.S. citizens still blindly follow this failed and egocentric leadership. As Americans, we need to wake up and acknowledge the dismal reality: as long as Obama is in office, ISIS is winning. Each time our president pleas for gun control as a remedy to these vicious attacks, ISIS wins. Each time Obama refuses to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” ISIS wins. The longer we stand by and refuse to accept we are at war with a relentless enemy, ISIS wins." ~ Brigitte Gabriel, 6/14/16
The Orlando attack has yet to be added to the growing world map of global ISIS-inspired attacks, and it's unfortunate that it probably won't be the last as Ramadan just began...
CNN: The deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 followed a clarion call by ISIS to its supporters in the United States to launch attacks during Ramadan, the Islamic Holy Month, which started last week.

In an audio recording released on May 21, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani called for "a month of hurt" in the United States as well as Europe.

His message to ISIS sympathizers like Orlando shooter Omar Mateen: Stay home and kill anybody, anyhow, anywhere.
Terrorists among us are planning their next attack in America, and while there seems to be questions about how to handle those on America's terrorist watch list, it's undeniable that these horrific massacres are the price we pay for not destroying ISIS...
TheFederalist: In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, which left 50 dead and for which ISIS claimed responsibility on Sunday, there’s one question we probably will not debate seriously: whether we should return to the Bush doctrine and shut down terrorist safe havens overseas, and specifically whether we should deploy troops to the Middle East to destroy ISIS.

Instead, gun control and anti-gay bigotry will be the going concerns, especially among our liberal and media elite in the days ahead, just as they were in the hours after the attack. Partisans on the Left believe they can bend those aspects to their advantage in domestic political battles, and that’s what they’ll talk about.

Indeed, it only took President Barack Obama a few minutes in his remarks Sunday afternoon to suggest that one of the proper responses to Orlando would be to pass stricter gun-control measures. This is one of the president’s favorite talking points after a “mass shooting,” regardless of who does the shooting or why. It matters little that the shooter, Omar Mateen, was armed with firearms he appears to have acquired legally, or that he was a licensed security guard and thus wasn’t the type of person who would be denied a firearm even under a far stricter gun control regime.

No matter. We will hear more about gun control. But we won’t hear the president announce a new foreign policy to defeat ISIS because on a fundamental level Obama think these kinds of terrorist attacks are an acceptable price to pay for American nonintervention in the Middle East.
Yet the cult of Obama is fervently committed to denial...
Breitbart: As we stand by and quarrel amongst ourselves about trivial matters, the true foe is systematically devising our extermination. We are hated in the name of ideology while our government claims the solution is nested in more gun control. They are convinced we should “kill ‘em with kindness” as our opposition LITERALLY kills us. ISIS law does not recognize morality or ethics in any form, so why should we feel obligated to welcome such malice into our civilized society?

However, our commander-in-chief did not stealthily worm his way into the oval office by circumstance, he was elected by the vast majority. Twice. Removing one subversive ringleader from authority is not a cure-all for the underlying problem; it is correcting this absurd PC culture as a whole. We have allowed this perspective, constructed solely upon subjectivity and emotion, to reign supreme in a dog-eat-dog world. Battling immoral savages with tolerance and benevolence is a recipe for disaster.

The Obama administration has planted the seed that political correctness should guide significant cultural decisions. Unfortunately, these seeds have sprouted into poisonous weeds that will only choke our very freedom. We must learn from history instead of ignoring the warning signs in fear of being labeled “Islamophobes.” We cannot back down from our American principles that made us who we are. A proud patriot is the most gratifying title an American can attain, and if that means being called a bigot, then we must wear that badge with pride too. Liberty is our greatest asset, so let’s stand up for America before there isn’t one to stand up for.
Even Hillary's fundraising off the Orlando attack! No decency.

Related links: After Orlando, Obama continues to be in denial about terrorism
Orlando terror attack updates: Obama meets with victims' families in Orlando

But with continued stupidity abound in the Democratic press, the above is a concerted attempt to bring the reader out of the denial in what we face against terrorism, just as the below is meant to educate on another misconception... 

The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
Yet all we see and hear are the continued, misguided distractions: Democratic disruptions and filibusters, gun control compromises and other agreements with a feckless GOP, Trump and the NRA, moderating, not moderating, none of which would have stopped this latest jihadi. While I would confide that perhaps there should be some reasonable middle ground between Feinstein's ban and Cornyn's delay, we mustn't allow this distraction to take center stage. Instead, how about turning the focus away from the political gamesmanship to the genuine issue at hand?
RedState: After this past weekend’s terrorist attack/mass shooting in Orlando, the usual suspects (Democrats) began the drumbeat for gun control afresh.

This limp-wristed, knee-jerk reaction to every gun tragedy is not without an ultimate goal. No, it’s not to prevent more gun deaths. A populace disarmed is a populace in chains. Democrats know this.

On the Senate floor today, Senator Cruz took the Democrats to task.
"This week played out all too predictably... This is political distraction; this is political gamesmanship. And I think the American people find it ridiculous... this is not a gun-control issue. This is a terrorism issue."

And I have to add, the unwillingness of the Democrats to observe a moment of silence for Orlando’s victims, choosing instead to act as the unwashed mob and shout about their agenda instead shows how low Democrats have sunk. There is a time to talk business, but sometimes, decency dictates you make those small shows of unity.
Why is it so hard for our supposed leaders to secure the liberties of our citizenry by foremost defeating our enemies? In either regard, it's unfortunate, but I fear they'd rather deny us liberty and victory over securing or leading.
"President Obama is responsible for ensuring American’s safety, and protecting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Instead of doing this, Obama is campaigning against Americans and the Second Amendment. ... Who will defend the Bill of Rights? Right now it’s not Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, or the Democrats, but it is Ted Cruz." ~ Mark Levin, 6/16/16
Related links: Linking gun safety to the terror watch list is a bad idea
Mark Levin: Homeland Security instructed to combat "violent extremism" with political correctness

ADDENDUM: via Levin...
"The radical Muslim and mass murderer, Omar Mateen, received full background checks for a security contractor position and passed. He was also placed on an FBI watch list and then removed. The whole notion that a watch list would have stopped this guy while the FBI had a file on him is ridiculous. Ironically, Matten was rejected for body armor but approved for more weapons." ~ ML, 6/16/16
Picking up from that, these next few bits of info show just how utterly ineffective and incompetent our federal Leviathan has become in the singular job of protecting its citizenry and nation...

And still the One furthers the denial...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cruz, Levin on the TRUTH of Orlando...

There's been A LOT of noise out there since the Orlando terrorist attack over the weekend. Here's the only sensible, reasonable clarity that I've actually heard articulated over the past few days:

First from Cruz on Sunday...
TedCruz: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to Saturday night’s horrific attack at the hands of a radical Islamic terrorist in Orlando:
“Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered 50 and injured more than 50 others.

“Our hearts go out to those killed and wounded last night. Our prayers are with their families, and with all their grieving loved ones.

“It is a time for action. We need a Commander in Chief who will speak the truth, and who will unleash the full force and fury of the American military to utterly destroy ISIS and its affiliates. We need to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act, so that known ISIS terrorists cannot use U.S. passports to return to America and wage jihad. We need a President who is serious – who will identify the enemy by name and do everything necessary to defeat it.

“The next few days will be sadly predictable. Democrats will try to use this attack to change the subject. As a matter of rigid ideology, far too many Democrats – from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton – will refuse to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ They will claim this attack, like they claimed every previous attack, was isolated and had nothing to do with the vicious Islamist theology that is daily waging war on us across the globe. And they will try to exploit this terror attack to undermine the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms of law-abiding Americans.

“Enough is enough. What we need is for every American – Democrat and Republican – to come together, abandon political correctness, and unite in defeating radical Islamic terrorism.

“ISIS doesn’t just target soldiers. They don’t just target Republicans. Or Jews. They also target Christians and fellow Muslims. They target each and every one of us. As we saw this morning, they target the gay and lesbian community. Their objective, which they broadcast worldwide, is to murder or forcibly convert every single American.

“For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran (supported with American taxpayer dollars) regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it. Every human being has a right to live according to his or her faith and conscience, and nobody has a right to murder someone who doesn’t share their faith or sexual orientation. If you’re a Democratic politician and you really want to stand for LGBT, show real courage and stand up against the vicious ideology that has targeted our fellow Americans for murder.

“Today, all of America stands in solidarity with the people of Orlando. All of us should lift them up in prayer, demand action, and if you have any information about the Orlando shooter or potential radical Islamic terror plots, please act to keep us safe by using the FBI tips website:”
Related links: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack
Senator Ted Cruz Issues Impossible Challenge To Social Justice Warriors On Orlando Shooting

Then from Levin on Monday...
On Monday’s Mark Levin show, President Obama has no problem attacking Republicans or corporations by name, but when it comes to the greatest threat we face, Islamic terrorism, he won’t call by its name. Obama is the wrong man in office at the wrong time and is ideologically incapable of protecting the country. The best way to deal with this threat is to acknowledge it and destroy the enemy. In addition, Obama has disarmed this country when it comes to military and law enforcement. Their hands are tied by purposeful ignorance and leftist idealism. After that, the FBI left stones unturned when it came to preventing this mass shooting in Orlando. The terrorist, Omar Mateen, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and was on a terror watch list. However, the FBI cleared him and he was able to purchase guns. Later, we now have creeping Sharia law in this country. Free speech, non-islamic religions and gays are under attack by radical Islamists. Finally, John Lott, President of Crime Prevention Research calls in discuss the shooting which occurred in another gun-free zone.

Related links: Earnest Struggles to Define What Assault Weapons Are: ‘I’m Certainly Not an Expert’
FBI says it interviewed shooting suspect about terror ties
Has ISIS Infiltrated Homeland Security? Orlando Terrorist Worked for Major DHS Contractor
Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers (June 12, 2013)
Obama administration bans some military-style assault gear from local police departments (May 18, 2015)
Levin: ‘War on Cops,’ Effort to ‘Nationalize’ Local Police Underway (December 22, 2014)
Obama issues executive order that keeps notice of criminal record off federal job applications (November 2, 2015)
Criminal aliens released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into the country in 2015
Obama grants clemency to 42
Obama rushing to empty cells at Guantanamo Bay
Law Enforcement ‘Never Guessed’ Gay Club Would Be Targeted by Jihad
Orlando Nightclub Gunman Scouted Walt Disney World as Potential Target: Source
Why GAO Did This Study On Asylum Seekers
FBI Director Comey: We’re looking for needles in a nationwide haystack
Imam Speaking in Orlando Said Gays Must Be Killed Out of ‘Compassion’
Gunman Omar Mateen visited gay nightclub a dozen times before shooting, witness says
Sessions: More Than 570 Charged, Convicted or Connected to Terror Since 9/11; Almost All Muslims
Mass Public Shooting In Florida Occurred In Another Gun-Free Zone: 50+ Dead In A Shooting At An Orlando Nightclub
Obama’s Steep Defense Cuts Endanger U.S. Security (August 1, 2014)

ADDENDUM: ...and Tuesday...
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, President Obama is now showing his anger – not to the radical Islamic terrorists – but to law-abiding American citizens. He really shows his anger when he’s attacking Americans, but when it comes to the enemy he’s very monotone and soft-spoken. After three speeches following the Orlando terror attack, Obama has not once united the American people. Instead we get lectures about Islam and gun control. Also, the fact that Republicans can’t respond to Obama is appalling. There is not a leader among the so called leaders including Mitch McConnell. The only time they get angry is when they are attacking Ted Cruz. Later, there was a 6 month period in 2011, where Iraqi’s were prevented by the Obama Administration from coming into the U.S. because of terrorism. Now Obama considers this racist, but this is really about preserving the country not racism.

Related links: The Obama Administration Stopped Processing Iraq Refugee Requests For 6 Months In 2011
McConnell says he might be OPEN to new gun control measures
American-born children of immigrants proving fruitful recruiting ground for jihad in U.S.
Guess Who Decides What FBI Agents Get To Learn About Islam? (February 22, 2012)
Dem. Rep. On Orlando Shooting: ‘This Is Not About ISIS. … This Is About Guns In America’ [VIDEO]
Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now ‘Part and Parcel of Homeland Security’
Florida governor: Obama hasn’t called me

ADDENDUM II: More from Sen. Cruz on Thursday (H/t: CR)...
"This week played out all too predictably... This is political distraction; this is political gamesmanship. And I think the American people find it ridiculous... this is not a gun-control issue. This is a terrorism issue."
"President Obama is responsible for ensuring American’s safety, and protecting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Instead of doing this, Obama is campaigning against Americans and the Second Amendment. ... Who will defend the Bill of Rights? Right now it’s not Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, or the Democrats, but it is Ted Cruz." ~ Mark Levin, 6/16/16

Friday, June 10, 2016

The unshocking Obama/Sanders/Clinton choreography

See how that worked? Lawless Democrats beget lawlessness, and they always coalesce, but not without the fan dance!

First, Bernie meets with Obama and pledges to work with Hillary to defeat Trump...
NYT: Senator Bernie Sanders met with President Obama on Thursday and said afterward that he would do everything within his power to stop Donald J. Trump from becoming president — and would work closely with Hillary Clinton to make that happen.

Related link: Watch Bernie Sanders' painfully awkward reaction when asked about Obama endorsing Hillary Clinton

Next, Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton hours after meeting with Bernie Sanders...
Telegraph: President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him as president of the United States, calling her the most qualified person ever for the job.

Related link: Unshocking: Obama Just Endorsed Hillary

Nevermind he actually cut the video on TUESDAY. Remember, it's all about choreography...which also follows the logic of this next maneuver.

After trotting Josh NOT-Earnest out to talk up Obama's endorsement of Hillary, the spokes-idiot bumbled with a Freudian slip that admitted Hillary's email investigation is criminal! (h/t: RedState)...

"And that's why the President when discussing this issue in each stage has reiterated his commitment to this principle that any criminal investigation should be conducted independent of any sort of political interference and that people should be treated the same way before the law regardless of their political influence, regardless of their political party, regardless of their political stature and regardless of what political figure has endorsed them."
Related link: WH Denies Endorsement Will Intimidate FBI Investigators

The remedy: After endorsing Hillary (and after this press snafu), Obama immediately meets with AG Loretta Lynch. Huh...wonder why? </sarcasm>
Townhall: Earlier today President Obama officially endorsed Democrat presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton for President. In an endorsement video released by the Clinton campaign, Obama made it clear he wants Clinton to win the White House in order to preserve his legacy. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest also made this point clear during the daily briefing.

Shortly after the endorsement was made, President Obama met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch this afternoon in the Oval Office. The meeting was closed to the press.

Lynch, of course, will ultimately make the decision as to whether Clinton will be prosecuted should the FBI issue an indictment surrounding her use of a private email server to store and transfer top secret, classified information.

In order for Clinton to carry Obama's torch, she has to stay out of prison. In order to do that, she has to avoid prosecution. I'm sure Obama made that very clear to his somewhat new Attorney General.
I'd say that's crystal clear. She's walking to keep Obama's legacy intact. This is what happens when the Executive branch flies supreme and constitutionality is not practiced, demanded nor upheld by the other branches or our government in total. This is not reflective of a constitutional republic nor a democracy, but the empty shell of one. And Trump couldn't be more inept to turn such a conundrum around. On the contrary, he'd seem to further this deficiency, albeit with different dance moves.

Related link: How An Obama Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton Damages The Constitution (VIDEO)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How? Why? Our current trajectory (YUGE missed opportunity)

While some are confused...
Yesterday: Paul Ryan: Trump’s comments were racist and indefensible
Today? Paul Ryan tells Republicans: It’s time to UNITE behind Donald Trump

...the list of those NOT on board with Trump grows:
Ronald Reagan’s SON says he would NOT have supported TRUMP!!!
WOW! Trump’s own lawyer DISAGREES with Trump about Judge Curiel
Amanda Carpenter says it’s time to EJECT, that delegates should REFUSE to nominate Trump
Ted Cruz: I’m still ‘assessing’ whether or not to vote for Trump
SORRY DONALD!! Trump’s FIRST congressional endorsement TROUNCED in primary!!
UH OH: Scott Walker now BACKING AWAY from pledge to support Republican nominee
GOP tool Hugh Hewitt TURNS on his BFF Trump, DEMANDS GOP tell him QUIT campaign!!
Related link: WATCH: David French explains how Trump operative tried to INTIMIDATE him into not running

So, how did we get to this point? Why, Trump? One, the MEDIA...

CNN WOULD have covered Dem civil war, but TRUMP pushed it out of the headlines – Jake Tapper
CNN panel DEVOLVES into YELLING match over Trump’s racism!!
(painful to see Lord in this position, but that's the price of Trumpism over intellect)

But on equal footing with them is the feckless, yet arrogant GOP leadership, leading us nowhere, while managing to piss off the electorate to the point of hopping aboard the misguided populist Trump train!

Not our fault! Mitch McConnell to Newsmax: It's 'Nonsense' Boehner and I Are Responsible for Trump's Rise
Blame others: McConnell: Talk radio responsible for misleading GOP base
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, According to Sen. Mitch McConnell all you need is a president to sign something into law or veto a bill. As conservatives we won’t have a shot until he is ousted in the next Kentucky Senate election.

Get it? You, the voter, don't know $#*T! It's up to these elites to collude (and succumb) to the D.C. masterminds, not for your sake, but because they know better or something.

Related link: GOP Committee Says Hell No to Defunding Obamacare

Now, there's still something to say in regards to the fact that though we have our major party presumptive nominees, the majority of Americans are nonetheless still searching...

Right now Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are going nowhere. Rasmussen Reports’ regular polling shows them both hovering around 40% support where they’ve been for weeks.
Related links: Carville: Trump May Not Be Republican Nominee
Momentum Builds to Stop Trump at Convention
Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention

But as we know all too well, Democrats always coalesce. So what's the current trajectory? 

Here's a couple of final observations...
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show... Donald Trump has done damage to himself and so have his surrogates and advisors. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, we can thank the Trump surrogates for her victory. ... Hillary Clinton should be indicted over her email scandal. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice is obstructing justice and is in full cover up mode for her. We have a women running for president who is in violation of the Espionage Act and the Federal Records Act. If somehow Hillary is cleared of this scandal, she will use the investigation as a political weapon to gather sympathy.

But she won't.

Related links: Mark Levin: We’ve been played for FOOLS for months now!
State Dept BLOCKS release of Hillary TPP emails until AFTER the election

So with Trump being his own worst enemy & Hillary breaking her glass ceiling for another historic first... tell me how this is sizing up?

Looks to me like a frustratingly YUGE missed opportunity.


Related link: OH GEEZ TRUMP…

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

To be or not to be: Republicans will either abandon Trump or see the country abandon the GOP

"The sad reality is that we knew this would happen. It doesn’t take a prophet or an extraordinarily gifted prognosticator to see the GOP arriving at this exact point. So I can’t take any credit or derive any joy from saying “I told you so.”" ~ Steve Berman, Trump Is Exactly What We Thought He Was
There will be a choice to make this election cycle. Unfortunately, the biggest one right now is not between Hillary or Trump. It has to do solely with the latter and how his nomination affects a political party...
TheResurgent: The Republican Party is on the verge of being set back a generation because of its Presidential nominee. If Republican Party officials do not man up and publicly repudiate their nominee, the voters will repudiate the GOP as the voters did in 2006. This time, however, it will be far more costly with far more long term damage. Thus far Lindsey Graham is the only major Republican to walk back his pledge of support for Trump, but his views reflect those of several dozen Republican governors, senators, and congressmen too chicken to speak out.

The Republican Party leadership is, like so often before, so focused on not angering anyone that everyone is angry with them. Right now, though, what is most shocking and demoralizing is that party leaders actually know the right thing to do and will not do it. They know Donald Trump’s attacks on Judge Curiel are way over the line. They know Donald Trump’s willingness to double down on war crimes is way over the line. They know Donald Trump’s support of a minimum wage increase and protectionist policies are economic disasters waiting to happen. His campaign has taken to threatening individuals including the wife of David French.

But what’s more, Republican Party officials privately are already conceding that with Donald Trump the party does face annihilation. Only Lindsey Graham is willing to say it publicly, but others in the upper levels of the party know it too.

Those Republicans who did think they could control Trump or that Trump would tone down his rhetoric also now realize they were delusional. Trump just yesterday threw his staff under the bus, telling his campaign surrogates that his own staff was stupid. This is the man who brags about the people he hires and he is calling them stupid.

What’s more, Trump’s top surrogates are beginning to leak in an effort to undermine his campaign. The significant details of this conference call leaking to reporters has not gone unnoticed. Trump’s campaign is also whispering on background that there really is no campaign. He has no data operation, little staff, and the wheels are starting to fall off before the Democrats even begin their $20 million blitz in the month of June.
And with the media tying a bow around the primary season, getting their Trump vs. Hillary face-off so desired, the political ground war has already commenced...

TheResurgent: And it is only going to go downhill from there.

It’s going to focus on Trump having affairs, Trump defrauding people, Trump keeping black people from renting properties, Trump not hiring veterans, Trump not disclosing his taxes, Trump’s attacks on Judge Curiel, and so much more.

Trump’s words will be used against him over and over in brutal fashion.

I warned you guys. But you decided you wanted Trump as the nominee. Now just watch.

And certainly more to will the party still go along or cease to be?
The information regarding Trump University is awful and only going to get worse. The information regarding Trump’s former relationships and allegations of abortions is going to come out and suppress evangelical voters. The information regarding the Trump family’s rentals to black families is going to weigh him down. The information regarding Trump’s treatment of veterans is going to hurt him with that constituency. Trump’s taxes will haunt him too as will his lack of charitable contributions.

That’s only the beginning. It is going to be brutal. But consider this fact: we have not even gotten to those attacks yet and we already have enough information to disqualify Trump.

He is urging surrogates to attack reporters as racist at a time he is making racist attacks on a judge to try to undermine a fraud case. That fraud case already shows Trump employees will testify against Trump. Military and intelligence officials are already publicly worried about giving Trump classified information and Trump still insists he would have our military commit war crimes.

At some point, the good of the country demands Republican leaders exercise leadership against Trump. To hell with what a plurality of mostly non-Republican voters demanded in the Republican Party. The Republican Party’s long term survival is at stake and, frankly, the good of the country far outweighs demands of loyalty to a racist.

Lindsey Graham is a public voice who reflects the private sentiment of several dozen Republican governors, senators, and congressmen. It is time for them to speak out too. The GOP needs an intervention. It will either abandon Trump or see the nation abandon it for a generation.
If Republicans refuse to abandon Trump, will we witness the GOP going the way of the Whigs? It's quite possible...
"It was summer, and a major U.S. political party had just chosen an inexperienced, unqualified, loutish, wealthy outsider with ambiguous party loyalties to be its presidential nominee. Some party luminaries thought he would help them win the general election. But many of the faithful were furious and mystified: How could their party compromise its ideals to such a degree? Sound like 2016? This happened a century and a half ago." ~ Gil Troy
RedState: Last week, Dr. Gil Troy, a professor of history at McGill University, had an interesting story in POLITICO in which he compares Donald Trump to Zachary Taylor and indirectly wonders if Trump will do to the GOP what the election of 1848 did to the Whigs. I can’t do the article justice without provoking copyright attorneys from their slumber, you need to read the whole thing.

Historical comparisons are always inexact, RedStater Dan McLaughlin writing at National Review points this out, and similar facts don’t always produce the same outcomes but this one bears thinking about. (Taylor’s term of office ended in death after 127 days, something to consider. Just sayin’)

The GOP has been experiencing internal tensions between wings that are, on the one hand, essentially indistinguishable from Democrats in political philosophy and, on the other, supporters of a vision of a much smaller and less intrusive federal government. These tensions came to the fore in 2010 when a Democrat controlled House was flipped despite all predictions. In retrospect, it seems clear that there was a third, silent plurality in the GOP, the populist descendants of Anderw Jackson, William Jennings Bryant, Teddy Roosevelt, Bob LaFollette, Huey Long, and George Wallace.

In 2010, the mainstream of the GOP showed that it was willing to accept political opponents into its ranks for the sake of winning. Conservatives, it seems, assumed that the populist strain that gave them victories in 2010 and 2014 was actually a conservative movement.

While the GOP did not seek out Trump as a candidate this year, there is no doubt that the mainstream of the party started moving in his direction before the first caucus. In early January, it became obvious that Trump was the establishment candidate in Iowa. By mid-January it was clear that the GOP elites viewed Trump as a man who could win and with whom they could do business. A conscious decision was made that it was easier to jettison their values for a man who believed in nothing than support several men who actually believed in something.

Trump is bringing with him a background and political philosophy, to the extent that he can be said to have one, is anathema to everything the GOP has claimed to represent since the Reagan Administration… or maybe the Hoover Administration. The fault lines on isolationism, the role of alliances, crony capitalism, free trade, welfare, the role of the presidency, education, race relations and abortion are all plainly visible. If Trump loses, the GOP can sort these differences out for 2020. If Trump wins, actions by a Trump Administration will exacerbate those fault lines nearly guaranteeing a bitter primary fight should Trump decide to run again.

Maybe this is the curtain call for the GOP. I, for one, certain will shed no tears. I’ve put up with abject losers like Bob Dole and John McCain and the ugly spectacle of Failure Theater for longer than any sane person should. I don’t know what comes next but if anything has the ability to destroy the GOP it is a Trump victory.
Whatever the outcome, this century's descent is clear, from Dubya to McCain to Romney to Trump. This is a party in dire straits, regardless of a win or a loss.

If I Lose Friends Over Trump, So Be It

Who denounces the idea of American Exceptionalism?

Remember Obama's view of American Exceptionalism?

TheResurgent: In April of last year, Barack Obama spoke at a gathering of leftwing activists and was asked, “Define American exceptionalism. Does American exceptionalism still exist? And what do we do to grow American exceptionalism?”

As we all suspected, Obama loathes the term “American exceptionalism.” In fact, he said specifically,
"I don’t want to say, “We’re exceptional. we’re more exceptional.” Because essentially we’re saying we’re more outstanding than you."
It was a rather rambling answer where he concluded, “Let’s not rub it in. But I never liked that term.”

You can see the video for yourself right here. Just note that it is not actually Barack Obama who said these things. It was Donald Trump.

Oh, so now you agree, huh?

Sounds much the same...sigh.

Sadly, along with too much of the populace, both of these egomaniacs misplace the classical term -- referencing our unique lot among the nations of the world in both our struggle & founding as a free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty and our framing as a republic based on a constitutional rule of law -- for a more modern, negative connotation of material and attitudinal prosperity.

Related link: JUST LIKE OBAMA: Trump just admitted he DOES NOT believe in American Exceptionalism

Gary Johnson doesn't deserve conservatives' support

A final word about the Libertarian Party and their YUGE convention mistake in not selecting Austin Petersen...
TheResurgent: Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson made an appearance yesterday on “Meet the Press,” and viewers frankly might be forgiven for thinking that the spacey Johnson was high on some of the very marijuana from which he has previously profited. Nonetheless, in the aftermath of last night’s revelation that constitutional lawyer and National Review columnist David French will not be accepting Bill Kristol’s plea to seek the presidency, Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld will probably get a second look from many avowed #NeverTrump-ers.

Johnson, like most people I bump into at the local grocery store—and probably also like that proverbial flaming bag of dog feces—indeed almost certainly represents a superior vote to either of the brutally corrupt, positively immoral jokesters that the two major political parties are set to nominate. But to cast a vote—and especially a more symbolic vote for a third-party option whose path to success would depend on sending the election to the U.S. House of Representatives, pursuant to the Twelfth Amendment, for the first time since 1824—is to cast a moral judgment, and as an ex-Cruz supporting #NeverTrump constitutional conservative, I will not be voting for Gary Johnson this November. There are at least four reasons why.
For brevity's sake, here's a more summurized versions of those reasons:
  1. Gary Johnson’s Foreign Policy is Clueless and/or Terrifying.
  2. "[On World War I,] Johnson could have made a great critique of liberal internationalism with direct relevance for today. As for not entering World War II after Pearl Harbor? ‘I don’t know’ is pretty lame, unless you wish to develop the critique that we provoked Japan and/or pursued the imprudent war aim of unconditional surrender. That case is not very persuasive, but it isn’t frivolous." ~ Steven Hayward, PowerLine
  3. Johnson and Weld are Socially Liberal Republicans, not Principled Libertarians.
  4. "In many ways, the culture of contemporary Libertarianism already feels inhospitable to conservative Americans—and I mean ‘conservative’ in its purest form. Contemporary Libertarianism often has an urban and secular sensibility that radiates disdain for religious Americans and traditionalists. Johnson, in fact, embraces non-libertarian ideas just to appeal to people who share this disdain…

    As I’ve argued before, one day evangelicals will have to come to terms with public policy that allows others to engage in activities they find morally disagreeable. But asking them to support a party whose candidate advocates forcing them to do things they find morally disagreeable is another thing entirely. By doing exactly that, Johnson and Weld…have made it impossible for many social conservatives to consider their party. It’s needlessly antagonistic—or, more likely, purposefully adversarial." ~ David Harsanyi, TheFederalist
  5. The Right to Life Issue.
  6. Gary Johnson has proffered a jurisprudential belief in the legal wrongness of Roe v. Wade, but he and Bill Weld are still themselves vehement pro-choicers. The Libertarian Party had a chance to nominate (nominally) pro-life candidate Austin Petersen, but they went instead with Johnson, who touts the modern Democratic Party’s usual “pro-choice up until viability” party line.

    I’m frankly not sure what it is about eschewing the harm principle for an entire class of human beings that makes these pro-choice libertarians think they are in the right and virtually every notable elected libertarian of the past few decades—from pro-lifers Ron and Rand Paul to Justin Amash to Thomas Massie—in the wrong...
  7. Complete Tone-Deafness on Illegal Immigration.
  8. CNN: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he ‘absolutely’ stands by his preferred running mate’s comment comparing Donald Trump’s immigration plan to Nazi Germany…

    ‘I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear (Trump’s plan), honest,’ Weld told the [New York] Times.

    The 1938 pogrom against European Jewry occurred when anti-semitic mobs burned synagogues, destroyed Jewish-owned stores and killed scores of Jews, but not in Warsaw, as stated by Weld…

    ‘It reminds me of Anne Frank hiding in her attic waiting for the Nazi sirens to pass by and evokes the memory—not the memory, I was not alive, but the notion of Kristallnacht,’ [Weld] said.
So, I'll be joining Mr. Hammer in saying that 'I’m out on the Libertarian Party.' However, while I'm on board with a Ted Cruz write-in campaign, I'd also give the Constitution Party more consideration than this writer alots. After all, this sole principled party still has the only principled nominee in this race.