Billions From Barack To Iran Persian Empire Of Terror

Update: Hillary favorables tumble in new AP-GfK poll. For those of us who do not like taking Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton to task (especially those in the Big Pink comment section) for the miserable campaign strategy of appealing to the Obama cult that hates her and for the resultant mush coming from her mouth it is time for us and Hillary to realize we are in the majority:

Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an eight-point increase in her unfavorable rating from an AP-GfK poll conducted at the end of April.

The drop in Clinton’s numbers extends into the Democratic Party. Seven in 10 Democrats gave Clinton positive marks, an 11-point drop from the April survey. Nearly a quarter of Democrats now say they see Clinton in an unfavorable light.

“I used to like her, but I don’t trust her,” said Donald Walters of Louisville, Kentucky. “Ever since she’s announced her candidacy for the presidency I just haven’t liked the way she’s handled things. She doesn’t answer questions directly.”

Hillary appears insincere because she is being insincere. It shows. We’ve written before that Hillary is lying and why and warned her to stop. Maybe it is Obama email blackmail or the total infestation of Obama henchmen into Hillary2016. Whatever it is it has to stop.

The Hillary campaign in 2015 is in much wore shape than in 2007 when we began to publish. We began to publish in April 2007 because we had to warn the Hillary campaign of the inadequate response to the flim-flam con man from Chicago. It is much worse now.

The mush mouth has got to stop. Either say nothing (our preference) or say something in clear precise English. The Billions from Barack to the Persian Empire of Terror is too serious an issue for Hillary not to speak with the clarity of “obliteration” she once understood as necessary The clear English is absolutely necessary so that the theocratic Persian Empire of Terror mullahs could not possibly mistake American commitment and intentions.



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Barack Obama has decided to give the Persian Empire of Terror $150 billion and nuclear bombs. The $150 billion will come from sanctions relief. Thereafter Iran will make about $100 million a day from oil sales. Guess where that money will go.

Iran will not spend it’s massive bonanza of billions to build washing machines and suburban housing tracts. Iran will not spend billions from Barack to encourage ice cream parlors and kebab eateries. Iran will not be constructing gardens of peace.

Iran will use the billions from Barack to build the Persian Empire of Terror:

WASHINGTON — A $150 billion windfall Iran would get after a deal to curb its nuclear program is raising new alarms in Congress that it will use the money to boost terrorist funding across the Middle East. [snip]

James Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence, calls Iran the world’s “foremost state sponsor of terrorism,” citing Iran’s support for Hezbollah in Lebanon, Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria and Houthi insurgents in Yemen. [snip]

The White House has estimated the value of Iran’s foreign accounts frozen by nuclear sanctions at $150 billion. The lifting of other sanctions would allow Iran to boost its oil production from 2.9 million barrels a day to 4.2 million barrels a day by 2020, according to a report by Washington-based energy analyst Sara Vakhshouri of SVB Energy International. Iran’s oil production is worth about $60 billion a year on the world market. [snip]

Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., have proposed legislation that would require the United States to confirm that Iranian-backed terrorist organizations “aren’t the beneficiaries of newly accessed Iranian funds.”

In addition to freeing Iran’s cash, primarily in Japanese and South Korean bank accounts since 2012, an accord would allow Iran to freely sell its oil on the world market and attract foreign investment to boost its production capacity.

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said a nuclear deal is unlikely to change Iran’s policy of challenging U.S. dominance in the Middle East, its refusal to accept the state of Israel and its rivalry with U.S.-ally Saudi Arabia.

“If they had more money, they’ll continue to spend it in the same way,” he said.

Persian Iran, has built an empire of terror even as economic sanctions have kept investments in the terror empire at a modest level. Now with billions from Barack the Persian Empire of Terror has the billions it needs to invade and capture whole countries in the middle east.

Billions from Barack mean increased terror:

Sen. Mark Kirk On Iran Deal: Obama “Wants To Get Nukes To Iran,” Predicts Nuclear War In Middle East

“…tens of thousands of people in the Middle East are gonna lose their lives because of this decision by Barack Hussein Obama.” [snip]

“This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf,” Kirk said. “It condemns our Israel allies to further conflict with Iran.”

Kirk added that he thought the agreement will yield “more nukes, and more terrorists, and more irresponsibility by the Iranians,” saying he thought Iran will now increase their influence in Iraq and Yemen.

“This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler,” Kirk continued, saying he believed Obama only went through with the deal because he has a poor understanding of history and did not realize appeasement made war more likely. Kirk said he thought the deal meant that Israel would now have to take “military action against Iran.”

Kirk added that he believed the president would make this a “viciously partisan issue,” making it hard to get the votes to stop the deal from going forward.

“The president will make this a viciously partisan issue, leading most Democrats to standing with the Iranians and hopefully losing the next election on this point,” Kirk said. “He will ask the Democrats all to stand with Iran and make sure that we can’t get two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate.”

The Persian Empire of Terror and the billions from Barack are now a key issue for 2016. From Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 we got mush. This is typical.

What cannot be disputed with Hillary2016 is that (1) Hillary makes a statement on some issue; (2) the Hillary statement appears to say something; (3) pundits immediately report that Hillary said such and such; (4) then the statement is read; (5) the statement is then seen to be a bowl of mush with some modifier thrown in that leaves the “clear” statement not so clear; (6) the once clear statement leads to scratched heads; (7) Hillary goes off to issue more mush.

That series of events has played itself out again. Earlier this week there was a bowl of mush served up by Hillary on what was billed as a major economic policy speech. There was a lot of “shoulda, coulda, woulda” mush which at the end was nothing more than mush gruel.

As the Iran treachery was announced by Barack Obama, there was more mush from Hillary on this very important national security issue. Hillary once threatened Iran with “obliteration” now Hillary threatens us all with mush.

First came the Hillary statement applauding Obama and Kerry for their “efforts”. Then congressional Dimocrats emerged from private meetings with Hillary to declare that Hillary was firmly on board and supports the Obama treachery on the Persian Empire of Terror. Then, the sequence of events again played out:

Hillary’s Team Has No Idea If She Supports the Iran Deal
The ex-secretary of state vaguely applauded today’s “efforts,” but even her advisers don’t know where she stands on the substance.

Hillary Clinton may have helmed American diplomacy as Secretary of State, but that doesn’t mean she is in any hurry to bless the deal her successor just hammered out with Iranian negotiators about that nation’s nuclear program.

The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, who was on Capitol Hill today to meet with Democratic lawmakers about her economic plan, gave no clear answers on the Iran deal announced early Tuesday morning. Instead, she chose to take the cagey position of applauding the “effort” but not the substance of the agreement.

Following a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, Clinton, flanked by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, addressed a scrum of reporters for a few moments and talked a bit about the deal.

“Iran did obviously come up,” she said. “This is a very important moment.”

She said Obama called her late last night to tell her negotiators had made a deal.

“I applaud him and both Secretary Kerry and Secretary Moniz for their extraordinary efforts in bringing about this conclusion,” she continued. “Based on what I know now, and I will be being briefed as soon as I finish addressing you, this is an important step in putting the lid on Iran’s nuclear program.”

But, she said, a number of issues still needed addressing, including enforcement of the deal—“this agreement will have to be enforced vigorously, relentlessly.”

She noted that Iran is still “the largest state sponsor of terrorism,” that it undermines other regional governments, unfairly incarcerates Americans, and “poses an existential threat to Israel.” [snip]

“I believed, based on what I know now, this is an important step,” she said, before exiting the stage, leaving the horde of question-shouting reporters in her wake.

Do you support the deal?” cried one reporter. “Does it embolden Iran?”

No word on that front.

So does Clinton actually support the Iran deal?

The rest of the painful tale is mush upon mush. Hillary’s well paid staff ain’t talking. Hillary is mushing “based on what I know now.”

“We’re not totally clear if Secretary Clinton supports the Iran deal as it’s written,” I said. “Is it right that she supports the deal, or enforcement of the deal?”

More mush. More evasion.

We warned specifically against this type of “too cute by half” responses that in the age of Youtube will hurt in the general election – and should hurt Hillary in the general election:

Word games and ill considered support for policies that are going to blow up are not smart.

Instead what is being delivered are balanced statements which Big Media and Obama sycophants outside Big Media blare as all out endorsements. Usually the “all out endorsements” are less than advertised and loaded with double messages.

The Hillary Haters at MSNBC have tasted the mush and are laughing out loud at Hillary:

Hah!… MSNBC LAUGHS OUT LOUD at Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Robotic Response to Question on Iran Deal (VIDEO)

Even the folks at MSNBC are amused by Hillary Clinton’s odd robotic delivery and plastic smile.

The MSNBC hosts laughed out loud at Hillary’s bizarre response to a question by Kristen Welker on Iran.

MSNBC Host Thomas Roberts: Hah, hmf, Oh Kristen! Hah, hah, hah, hah, hah…

Kristen Welker: I got no answer…

Roberts: Yeah, just keep walking. Keep smiling.

Welker: Exactly. I got a similar response when I asked her if she actually supports the deal. I asked her that question several times.



This is supposedly Hillary’s area of expertise. This is an issue Hillary denounced Obama over in 2008. Now? Mush.

What Hillary denounced as “irresponsible and frankly naive” is now… well something about “efforts” applauded and mush diluted with even thinner mush.

What does this mean? It means the Persian Empire of Terror is a big issue for the 2016 elections:

How a Republican president could kill the Iran deal

GOP candidates who oppose the new nuclear agreement can unwind it if they win the White House.

If the next president hates the nuclear deal with Iran, he (or she) can undo it after taking office.

The dilemma: Use blunt force? Or go for a soft kill? [snip]

That means that the presidential candidates who have threatened to cancel the deal — so far all of them Republicans — can keep their promise by using the presidency’s executive authority to reimpose suspended U.S. sanctions on Iran and withdrawing from panels involved in implementing the accord.

The same is true on ObamaTrade, ObamaCare, all Obama Executive Orders, and every stinking vestige of the Obama abominations. On all these issues Hillary2016 is firmly on the side of mush.

In times of trouble a leader leads or gets out of the way. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu leads the way against the Persian Empire of Terror.



Israel is an American ally of long standing. The Persian Empire of Terror is an American enemy of long standing. Barack Obama is on the side of the Persian Empire of Terror.

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199 thoughts on “Billions From Barack To Iran Persian Empire Of Terror

  1. http://nypost.com/2015/07/14/obama-and-kerry-crossed-every-one-of-their-own-red-lines/

    Obama and Kerry crossed every one of their own red lines

    In 2013, Kerry declared of the Iranians, “There is no right to enrich.” Two years later? The final agreement allows Iran to keep 5,000 centrifuges, 2,000 more than Pakistan had when it secretly built a nuclear arsenal.

    Nor will Iran be limited to current technology; Kerry has ceded Iran’s right to experiment with new-generation centrifuges exponentially more powerful than Iran has now.

    But centrifuges are only one part of Iran’s illicit program. In 2013, Kerry told Congress the “whole point of the [sanctions] regime” was to force Iran to “dismantle its nuclear program.” But the deal to which Kerry agreed lets Iran keep everything in place.

    This includes Fordo, the once-covert nuclear site Iran built under a mountain.

    “They don’t need to have an underground, fortified facility like Fordo in order to have a peaceful nuclear program,” Obama said in 2013. Congress will likely ask what changed, since this deal allows Iran to keep Fordo.

    It gets worse. In 1991, the International Atomic Energy Agency required South Africa to come clean on the past 20 years of its nuclear work in order to certify that it had ceased its nuclear weapons program.

    Anything short of that, and the IAEA said it could not certify that all material was accounted for. And yet, Kerry caved on this, effectively crafting a deal the IAEA can’t certify.

    But what about “anytime, anywhere” inspections? Again, the administration backtracked. First, they qualified by saying they’d be the most intrusive inspections on any country “not defeated in war.”

    Then, Kerry backed down on demands that inspectors be able to conduct snap inspections on military sites. Those inspections are necessary because this is where, according to the IAEA, Iran worked on everything from components for a warhead to detonators.

    Finally, he allowed Iran essentially to pre-approve any inspection. That’s the equivalent of having a criminal pre-approve a search warrant.

    Then, of course, there’s the arms embargo. It gets lifted after a short period of time.

    This not only means Iran can use its $100 billion signing bonus (equivalent to 15 times the annual budget of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) to buy weapons.

    It also means Iran can export them to terrorist groups across the region.

    Essentially, Obama is reimbursing Iran in full for decades of investment in a covert nuclear program.

    The White House insists that Iran will use that money for good, but history disagrees. When Europe tried a similar strategy between 2000 and 2005, Iran invested the bulk of its hard-currency windfall in its covert nuclear program and ballistic missiles.

  2. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/donald-trump-meet-ted-cruz-2016-120138.html?ml=m_po

    Asked about Tuesday’s announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran, Trump said, “It’s a ridiculous deal” and “a disgrace.” The United States, he said, “should have doubled up the sanctions.”

    “Well, they didn’t read ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Most people did; they didn’t,” he said. “I have seen the deal. I’ve seen it broken down in every newspaper you can imagine, and I think I know the deal quite well,” he added, when pressed about whether he had read the deal himself.

  3. I don’t understand why Clinton wouldn’t give a full-throated endorsement of the Obama/Clinton administration capitulation to the Mullahs. It’s not like she can run away from it. Might as well go “all in” on “give peace a chance”, right?

    What, she’s going to run as a national security hawk in the Dem primaries? How’d that work out the last time?

  4. Admin…I responded to your question last thread regarding if donald will vaporize in the debates
    I don’t know how to copy and paste with a phone

    But bottom line…no…he will not vaporize…he will be ready and will punch back
    There will be no mush coming from donsld

    Like it or not…people will know where he stands

    …and I suspect he is going to go after hillary

  5. TERRIBLE’ IRAN DEAL MAKES ISRAELI STRIKE INEVITABLE

    Tension Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border

    by JOEL B. POLLAK14 Jul 20151178

    The nuclear deal reached with Iran on Tuesday is clouded by uncertainty about whether the Iranian regime will live up to its relatively weak commitments. One outcome is almost certain, however: Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran, hoping to weaken the regime and stop, or slow, its nuclear program.

    Israel will attack–possibly by year’s end–because there is no other way to disrupt Iran’s advance to regional hegemony, which will become unstoppable once the deal’s provisions–especially the non-nuclear provisions–begin to take effect.

    Despite what the Obama administration and its media supporters are saying, there is almost no doubt that the Iran deal, should it survive Congress, will enable Iran to become a nuclear power.

    President Barack Obama himself admitted as much in April, when he defended the provisional deal signed in Lausanne by admitting it allowed Iran to reach “breakout” shortly after the ten-year (now eight-year) expiration date. The only question is whether Iran will move that date forward and risk the meager diplomatic consequences of breaking the deal.

    There are Israeli analysts–a minority–who believe that Israel can live in the shadow of a nuclear-armed Iran, at least for a while. After all, Israel has developed a lethal “second-strike” capacity, in the form of nuclear missiles aboard Dolphin-class submarines programmed to target Iran. That leaves the Iranian regime to weigh the odds of surviving an Israeli counterattack versus the chances of causing the end of the world as they know it. From a fanatical religious perspective, it is a win-win scenario–but cooler, or less pious, heads may prevail.

    The problem is that the Iran deal goes so much further than the nuclear issue alone. The Iranians shrewdly bargained for a host of late concessions: an end to the international arms embargo, the lifting of a ban on ballistic missile technology, and an accelerated schedule of sanctions relief that will pour over $100 billion into depleted Iranian coffers. The regime knew that Obama would not walk away–that he had committed his political career to a deal, and he was already dismissing all other alternatives, severely undermining his own leverage.

    Israel just might find a way to live with a nuclear Iran, but it cannot live with a nuclear Iran and an array of turbo-charged Iranian proxies on its borders.

    Iran has already renewed its support for Palestinian terror groups in Gaza, and the U.S. has quietly allowed Iranian-backed Hezbollah to regroup in Lebanon, even as it has been weakened by losses in the Syrian civil war. Flush with cash, armed with advanced new weapons, and perhaps equipped with nuclear contaminants, these groups will pose an ever-greater threat to Israel’s security–and soon.

    That is why the alternative that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented to Congress–and he did present an alternative to the present deal, though Obama pretended not to notice–included three provisions: “first, stop its aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East; second, stop supporting terrorism around the world; and third, stop threatening to annihilate my country, Israel–the one and only Jewish state.” None of those referred directly to the Iranian nuclear program. Obama ignored Netanyahu’s suggestions and forged ahead.

    An Israeli strike might not stop the Iranian nuclear program. But it could stall that program, and create a renewed sense of vulnerability around the regime, which was near collapse as recently as 2009. Israel could also make Iran pay a direct cost for arming Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terror groups–a cost historically borne by the civilians of southern Lebanon or Gaza. It could project a conventional deterrent that would affect Iran here and now, as opposed to a nuclear deterrent whose effect might only be felt after an atomic exchange (i.e. not at all).

    For Israel, the costs of such an attack on Iran–even a successful one–could be severe. It would be condemned and isolated internationally. It might suffer thousands of rocket attacks from Lebanon and Gaza. It may lose thousands of soldiers and civilians in a ground war.

    Obviously the consequences will be less damaging–or more bearable–if the pre-emptive strike is successful. The reason Israelis are willing to take the risk at all is twofold. First, they have done it before (Iraq 1981; Syria 2007). Second, the alternative–thanks to the Iran deal–looks far worse.

    The Obama administration has done all it can to prevent an Israeli pre-emptive strike, from leaking Israeli attack scenarios to denying Israel air space over Iraq. As a result, the only realistic bombing plans–whether Israel targets Iran’s nuclear and political installations directly, or detonates an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) over the country–involve a Doolittle Raid-style attack from which Israel’s pilots will not expect to return, or a landing in Saudi Arabia. The latter was once a non-starter, but–ironically–Obama’s overtures to Iran have made it possible.

    The Saudis are expected to respond to the Iran deal by seeking nuclear weapons of their own. But the monarchy could also strike an alliance with Israel–perhaps even a grand bargain.

    The Saudis could give Israel landing rights, logistical support, and intelligence. In return, Israel could accept Saudi Arabia’s proposal for a Palestinian state roughly along the “1967 lines”–plus Saudi control of Jerusalem’s Muslim holy sites, which would cement the royal family’s legitimacy. (Ironically, Obama, by provoking war, would enable Arab-Israeli peace.)

    The clock is ticking, however. Before the Iran deal, it was thought that Israel could only carry out a pre-emptive strike in the time period before Iran actually became a nuclear power. Now, the deadlines are even shorter, and more complex.

    Israel would need to attack before Russian S-300 surface-to-air missiles, already sold to Iran, can be delivered and activated. It would also need to attack while Hezbollah and Hamas are still weak, war-weary and cash-strapped–i.e. before sanctions relief delivers billions to Iran’s regional war and terror efforts.

    Israel must also be wary of attacking too soon. It will not attack in the next ten days, for example, because they coincide with a religious period of mourning for historic defeats. It would also make little sense for Israel to attack while Congress is debating the Iran deal.

    But Israel will attack before it loses the option. It will do so because the purpose of Israeli statehood is to enable Jews to defend themselves, and not rely on the help or mercy of others.

    Obama wants to build a new legacy, but Netanyahu has inherited an old legacy–one he cannot ignore.

  6. wbboei

    July 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    TERRIBLE’ IRAN DEAL MAKES ISRAELI STRIKE INEVITABLE
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    And Israel will have saved the World from DogEater’s destructive scheming. We can only hope.

  7. Hillary’s Team Has No Idea If She Supports the Iran Deal
    The ex-secretary of state vaguely applauded today’s “efforts,” but even her advisers don’t know where she stands on the substance.
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    Oh that is selling her short.

    I think she is following the time honored suggestion of that Hindu mystic and 20th century scholar Yogi Berra:

    “When you come to a fork in the road . . .

    Take it!”

    How could anyone who is not a racist argue with that logic?

  8. Word games and ill considered support for policies that are going to blow up are not smart.

    Instead what is being delivered are balanced statements which Big Media and Obama sycophants outside Big Media blare as all out endorsements. Usually the “all out endorsements” are less than advertised and loaded with double messages.
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    Too clever by the halves.

    It isn’t what you said Hillary.

    It is what the public heard you say.

    This is not a game of semantics.

  9. Hillary is in a very difficult position because she is tied to Obama’s policies. She cannot openly disapprove as she needs every vote on the left , including the kooks, to win. However, by not being able to distance herself from some of the more egregious aspects of Obama’s policies, it is awkward at best and she looks like she is equivocating from her prior positions.

  10. Field Marshall Von Rumstead had a valid point, i.e.

    After you have intervened a dozen times

    To prevent someone you had high hopes for

    From committing electoral suicide

    Only to see the advice you have given

    Be ignored

    And the party in question double down

    There comes a point when you are inclined

    To sit back

    And regard the entire matter

    With a certain degree of detachment

    That is about where I am at this point.

  11. Hillary is in a very difficult position because she is tied to Obama’s policies. She cannot openly disapprove as she needs every vote on the left , including the kooks, to win. However, by not being able to distance herself from some of the more egregious aspects of Obama’s policies, it is awkward at best and she looks like she is equivocating from her prior positions.

    She didn’t have to throw in with Obama. I assume that she was fully on board with the Obama/Clinton foreign policy. What other assumption can we make?

  12. jbstonesfan
    July 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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    Noonan is no fan of Hillary.

    Years ago she wrote a book on the subject.

    At the end of the book she goes to Hollywood to visit a childhood friend she grew up with in Queens burough.

    The friend is a live in servant for Steven Speilberg.

    When she arrives her friend tells her there will be a big event that evening at Speilbergs home.

    Studio heads mostly, and a mystery guest.

    The guest turns out to be Hillary who is there to make a speech and receive donations.

    Peggy and her friend watch and listen through a crack in the kitchen door.

    Hillary tells the studio heads that they need to buck up, stop the violence on television, its hurting our children.

    And then she puts it all on the line: if you do not stop, I will not be your friend any more.

    Peggy was deeply impressed

    Wondered whether she had been misjudging Hillary all along

    But then she woke up

    Her conclusion: that given a choice between what is right and what is expedient, Hillary will do what is expedient.

    So when you say she is in a difficult position jb you are right.

    And once again, she must choose between what is right and what is expedient.

    She knows what is right.

    After all, she is the one who voted to give Bush the power to attack a similar dictator in the neighboring state.

    The problem is she cannot have it both ways.

    Nobody can.

    Not so!!! Budweiser says: who says you can’t have it all?

    Reality my friend.

  13. Ted Cruz has a wicked backhand. Speaking today on the possibility of a backdoor vote to re-authorize the EX-IM Bank tied to the highway funding bill:

    “It’s interesting. With a Republican majority, we haven’t had a lot of conservative victories. This is one,” Cruz said, referring to Ex-Im’s expiration. “We’re here today to praise Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. They have the opportunity to deliver on their campaign rhetoric, and I am hopeful that actions follow words and every person here will gladly celebrate strong Republican leadership if we, in fact, have strong Republican leadership.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/ted-cruz-export-import-bank-highway-bill-filibuster-120147.html#ixzz3fznOjr6o

  14. Why can’t she say something smart like–I think it is in the national interest to have an agreement with Iran and to give them incentives to re enter the community of nations. What we have at this point is a first step in what will be a lengthy process. I was not present at the bargaining table, am not privy to all the details and I am not going to second guess the negotiators. All I can say–all I will say at this point is there are some important loose ends which will need to be tied up to make sure that all stakeholders are satisfied. If they are not tied up, then my concern is that the agreement, such as it is, will lack stability. I will leave those matters to the Administration and will be available to assist if my services could be useful.

    How difficult is that. Its a lot better than saying I applaud the effort, but take no position on the merits. Discrimination so subtle is a feat beyond the compass of ordinary minds. When they hear you say you applaud the effort that statement means you also applaud the results. Therefore, if you say I applaud the effort not the results, it will look like you are arguing with yourself.

  15. And on Trump:

    “One of the reasons you’re seeing so many 2016 candidates go out of their way to smack Donald Trump is they don’t like a politician that speaks directly about the challenges of illegal immigration. They don’t like a politician who speaks directly about sanctuary cities about the law enforcement and safety and security issues that are raised,” Cruz said. “Indeed, many of the politicians who are running out of their way to smack Donald Trump have for years or even decades been advocates of vocal amnesty. I for one am grateful that Donald Trump is highlighting these issues.”

  16. jbstonesfan
    July 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hillary is in a very difficult position because she is tied to Obama’s policies. She cannot openly disapprove as she needs every vote on the left , including the kooks, to win. However, by not being able to distance herself from some of the more egregious aspects of Obama’s policies, it is awkward at best and she looks like she is equivocating from her prior positions.

    —–

    I agree and…

    I think Hillary needs acting lessons.

    If she can’t hide her disdain for the Iran deal, the heap big poor ObamaCare that needs to be ‘fixed’, the continued less-than-half truths of Obama policies, then she should either tell the DAMN truth, not say anything, or just decide she doesn’t want to be President any longer.

    She sucks at hiding her feelings.

    QUIT the MUSH comments HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Hillary will be called out by Trump for siding with the terrible policies of Obama.

    I hope Trump forces her to start being authentic, he knows she needs the Kooks…just like he needs the masses that think he is a rodeo clown.

    They are both in similar situations, but Trump has no filter and Hillary is a terrible actress that needs to take off her O’burqa.

  18. In the video clip above, Cruz applauded Bernie Sanders for standing up against “crony capitalism” and the EX-IM Bank. Then, he asked where was Hillary Clinton? He applauded Senator Obama for standing up against “crony capitalism” an the EX-IM Bank and then called him out for changing his position as President.

    He added a new term to “crony capitalism” and the “Washington cartel”. Now he says Washington is “looting” the American taxpayer. Great verb.

    And, asked if filibustering the Ex-Im Bank wouldn’t get in the way of Washington “working”, he said, pointing to the Capitol behind him, “Washington working is like two wolves and a sheep getting together and agreeing on what’s for dinner”.

  19. Trump is pist at Hillary for saying she doesn’t like his ‘tone’ about illegals, while he says she was a “terrible SOS and will make a terrible President”.

    He is baiting her…

    Come on Hillary, FIGHT!!!!!!

  20. Geeze, terrorism from Iran and trollism from the phoney Cruze supporter/anal obsessed Ofuctard Kook, who is here trying to take down Hillary 2016. It has been getting too much attention from members who did not see it arrive and may not know what it is. PLEASE do not play with the troll unless you need something to sharpen your claws on. That is what God made SCROLL for.

    We need a massive troll patrol cleanup.

  21. Well the Republicans strategy is clear. Give them control of the government or face Obamacare and Nuclear Iran. But they have now given us Obamatrade so NOBODY IS GOING FOR IT. Stupid ugly penguins. Their greed will cost them. That is just why Donald Trump may end up our next POTUS.

    I think Hillary is waiting for the Republican Debates. Then she can pick them off like ugly penguins in a shooting gallery.

  22. Now Americans will find out just how fucked they are by Obamacare:

    Former Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner has been hired as the new CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the powerful K Street lobbying group announced Wednesday.

    Tavenner, a nurse and former hospital administrator, stepped down as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in January. At the agency, she was responsible for writing many of Obamacare’s rules and regulations for the insurance industry and oversaw the troubled launch — and repair — of the HealthCare.gov enrollment website.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/marilyn-tavenner-to-ahip-120152.html#ixzz3g029dkD8

  23. JBStonesFan, Shadowfax – there is another heretofore unstated reason why Hillary is now tied to the kooks and on Obama Shield-Maiden duty.

    As we’ve so oft written Hillary’s strategy to go with the “Obama coalition” is at best politically hazardous. That “Obama coalition” was and is a cult and she will not be able to woo them with the same aplomb that Obama the flim-flam con man could/can. But that’s blood over the bridge.

    There is another variation to why Hillary should not have tied herself or her campaign organization to the Obama kooks: the emails.

    Hillary’s so called email scandal has a more pernicious effect on her. She now needs Barack Obama to protect her, or is the correct Mafia term “blackmail”? Imagine if Hillary decides to tell the truth about Obama and dance with the ones who brung her. At any moment treacherous Barack Obama could say “Hey, this Hillary email scandal requires a special prosecutor so I will appoint one. I will weep as I watch the special prosecutor cripple her politically with ceaseless requests for information and rivers of subpoenas.”

  24. Hillary haters love to mock Hillary for saying she and Bill were “dead broke” after the White House years. Her statement is accurate. They were dead broke. Years of special prosecutors left them more than $10 million dollars in debt. But they had great prospects for high income after the White House so Hilary haters seize on that to mock her.

    In several ways the Hillary haters are smart to hit Hillary with this “dead broke” line. Hillary used that line to make herself more like struggling Americans who have bills to pay and kids to school. So when the Hillary haters subvert her own statement to make her appear like a rich hypocrite their politically destructive aims are somewhat logical and on target.

    We had the same complaints regarding Mitt Romney’s handling of his personal riches as a political issue.

    Here is how Donald Trump handles the issue and why his method is better (via the Trump haters at HotAir):

    http://hotair.com/archives/2015/07/15/trump-my-10-billion-net-worth-is-too-yuge-to-be-accurately-described-in-these-fec-financial-disclosure-forms/

    Here’s why Trump, despite being worth many times what Mitt Romney’s worth and infinitely more vulgar in showing it off, gets away with it in a way Romney never could. He’s so proud of it, it’s shtick. If you attacked him for having a three-story car garage, he’d tell you it’s six stories, actually, because that’s how many he needs to house all of his Lambos. There’s no way to shame him for being fabulously rich. If you tried, he’d hand you a 24-karat gold Rolex with “suck it” inscribed on the back.

  25. The financial disclosure that Trump detractors repeatedly stated would never be filed:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3162884/Donald-Trump-worth-10-BILLION-says-campaign-files-presdential-financial-disclosure-paid-213-million-Apprentice.html

    Donald Trump is worth $10 BILLION, says his campaign as he files a presidential financial disclosure – and he was paid $213 million to do ‘The Apprentice’

    Filing with the Federal Election Commission means the real estate titan is eligible to participate in debates
    Passed on the chance for two 45-day extensions and filed on time
    Income last year was $362 million, NOT including dividends, interest, capital gains, rents and royalties
    Trump got more than $213 million in compensation during 14 seasons of ‘The Apprentice’ on NBC
    Campaign won’t release a copy of the financial disclosure even though the FEC says it can do so on its own [snip]

    The agency’s press office said it will make Trump’s financial paperwork publicly available no more than 30 days after its Office of General Counsel reviews it and releases it to the Office of Public Records.

    Regardless, the net-worth figure should put to rest any fears that Trump is inflating his wealth – doing it in writing would be a federal crime – or that he’s still just toying with a serious White House run.

    ‘First people said I would never run, and I did,‘ Trump said Wednesday. ‘Then, they said, I would never file my statement of candidacy with the FEC, and I did. Next, they said I would never file my personal financial disclosure forms.’

    ‘I filed them early despite the fact that I am allowed two 45 days [sic] extensions.‘ [snip]

    This report was not designed for a man of Mr. Trump’s massive wealth,’ the campaign said, apparently trying to pre-empt concerns that the final numbers won’t add up.

    ‘For instance, they have boxes once a certain number is reached that simply state $50 million or more. Many of these boxes have been checked. As an example, if a building owned by Mr. Trump is worth $1.5 billion, the box checked is “$50,000,000 or more.”

    ‘Real estate values in New York City, San Francisco, Miami and many other places where he owns property have gone up considerably’ in the last year, the campagin added.

    And ‘his debt is a very small percentage of value, and at very low interest rates.’

    The business titan and ‘Art of the Deal’ author owns all or part of nearly 500 businesses, the campagin said Wednesday, and owns at least 91 per cent of them completely.

  26. I have been worrying about Jebediah.

    He is dumb as a post and dull as paint.

    Sadly, I cannot help him with the first problem, because you cannot fix stupid.

    But the second problem is remedial.

    All he needs to do is liven up his act.

    To create a sense of excitement, an air of panache.

    Without sinking to the vulgarity of a fan dance.

    Yes, there is a way.

    It came to me as I watched an old episode of What’s My Line.

    Once I got past panelist Bess Myerson.

    That finest of all works of art, the one that got away.

    Whose star alas fell amid scandal.

    But we digress.

    All Jebediah needs to do is dig up Soupy Sales

    And hire that boyhood hero of Howard Stern as his campaign manager.

    Soupie will know what to do with Jebediah.

    In the meantime, Jeb, take this friendly piece of advice:

    Be a clown,
    Be a clown,
    All the world loves a clown
    Be a crazy buffoon
    And the ‘demoiselles’ll all swoon,
    Dress in huge baggy pants
    And you’ll ride the road to romance,
    A butcher or a baker ladies never embrace,
    A barber for a beau would be a social disgrace,
    They all’ll come to call if you can fall on your face.
    Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown!

    https://youtu.be/1qq_Mr1txFY

  27. What’s the matter with me.

    The show was I’ve Got a Secret.

    Not What’s My line.

    Old age ain’t for sissies.

  28. The business titan and ‘Art of the Deal’ author owns all or part of nearly 500 businesses, the campagin said Wednesday, and owns at least 91 per cent of them completely.
    —-
    In a rational universe

    With the country failing as a business

    If you had a man who loved the country

    And had a proven track record of success

    Why wouldn’t you hire him as its CEO

    What have you got to lose

    All establishment candidates have to offer

    Is never ending episodes of Failure Theater

    Directed by idiots like Bob Corker,

    Mitch the Bitch, and-

    Boehner–that drunken vainglorious lout, etc.

  29. Someone has kidnapped Hillary Clinton and put a pod person in her place. I tell you her campaign is looking phoney. I went to her FB page to tell her to Trump Up and saw a post I put there yesterday on illegal immigration that was pretty inflammatory and did not see on reply to it.
    Posting as Sarah Brown:
    https://www.facebook.com/hillaryclinton

    You would think some of the multitudes of illegal aliens she is befriending, would have something to say?

  30. What in the world did the Clinton campaign spend $18.7 million on in the last three months? And why?

    She’s spending like a drunken sailor while running essentially unopposed in the primaries.

  31. admin
    July 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Oh the blackmail with the emails…Yup Admin, I bet every time Hillary wants to tell the truth…there is a big pow-wow at the Oval, sleeves are piled up in the hallways and Hillary is called on the carpet for not anointing the feet of the golden donkey as he adds more to the list of blackmail against Hillary/the Clinton’s.

    What happened to Bill and Hillary’s hit list? I am sure Oh-Hypocrite it on the top of the list.

    I also agree that this campaign run by 20-30 something nitwits is the WRONG strategy.

  32. Lu4PUMA
    July 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm
    TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!

    I am going to tweet Hillary and tell her to Trump Up!

    ————–
    You go girl 😉

  33. wbb,

    This one is for you…..

    Why Ted Cruz Is Standing Up For Donald Trump

    At a time when many of the Republican presidential candidates are choosing to distance themselves from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz is running toward him.

    In fact, the Texas senator and the billionaire real estate mogul whose controversial comments about Mexican immigrants have drawn criticism from Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and other members of the 2016 GOP field, plan to huddle today at Trump Tower in New York City.

    Donald Trump confirmed the meeting on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today saying, “Ted Cruz called me and I don’t know why I’m meeting him to be honest but I do have respect for him.”

    Senator Cruz’s campaign did not confirm the meeting, but at a press conference this morning, the senator said, “I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s.”

    The Trump-Cruz confab, first reported by the Washington Post, is a fresh example of the close bond between the two men even as they remain rivals in the Republican nominating contest.

    Cruz has repeatedly defended Trump ever since he announced his presidential candidacy and compared Mexican immigrants to “rapists.”

    “I am proud to stand with Donald Trump. I like him and respect him,” Cruz said in a recent interview on the Fox Business network.

    And in a recent interview with Fox & Friends, Trump returned the favor, praising Cruz for being “very brave” to support him. He also has tweeted his thanks to the Texas senator when Cruz has defended him.

    Read more at http://6abc.com/news/why-ted-cruz-is-standing-up-for-donald-trump/853201/

    Hillary 2016

  34. Let me set the stage for you.

    The Republicans run their mouths over the sweetheart deal Obama gave Iran.

    They reject it by a party line vote: 56-44.

    Obama vetoes it.

    Suddenly, predictably RINO Jeff Flake, and Bullet Bob Corker get cold feet.

    When interviewed Bullet Bob who wreaks of body odor, and old spice says this:

    Being by nature and by political affiliation a conservative

    Except when I am whining about Ted Cruz telling people like me

    That we should serve our constituents rather than our donors

    I have made a second sober judgement

    In weighing the right of “our president” to develop a legacy

    As he alone sees fit

    Against the right of Israel and other nations in the middle east

    To avoid a nuclear Holocaust

    I have determined that my initial opposition to the Iran deal

    Was short sighted, and, frankly improvident

    Therefore, I have decided that it is only right

    To give “our president” my full support on this agreement

    And I am urging my colleagues on the Republican side

    To follow me on this new path I have blazed.

    Dean Heller can hardly contain himself.

    Not only does he agree

    But he wants tax payers to import a billion illegals

    And give them instant citizenship and voter registration

    As they cross the border

    Just like Boss Tweed did for the Irish Immigrants

    Along with a ward healer card.

    Flake and Corker

    Corker and Flake

    Latter day profiles in courage

  35. Correction: Its Flake, not Heller, who wants to import a billion people. I do not know what Heller wants, other than to get everything he can for the casino bosses, and to show weakness when strength is required. Sorry for the confusion. There is no bigger idiot in Congress that Jeff Flake. No bigger disappointment either.

  36. Ted Cruz called me and I don’t know why I’m meeting him to be honest but I do have respect for him.”
    ————
    He says he doesn’t know why they are meeting

    It seems pretty obvious to me

    And he is a lot smarter than I am

    So I think he knows

    With the debates upcoming

    And the RINOs with their long knives out

    And their common objective to indict the political class

    For what it is doing to the American People

    The opening question would be this:

    I like what your’re saying, I agree with it, how can we help each other?

  37. Cruz and Trump have three shared objectives:

    a) They are making similar anti-Washington messages work and benefit by reinforcing each other’s message.

    b) They both would like to drive the ankle-biter candidates from the race

    c) They both would like to take out Jeb!

    With 16 declared candidates, it only makes sense to form strategic alliances and work together to clear the field. It’s like Survivor. You can’t worry about the final three until you actually get there.

  38. I haven’t visited here in a few years now. The reason being that I was disgusted with Hillary, Bill, and the Democratic Party, so much so that I have resolved to never support a Democrat again. They are a deceitful bunch that is dangerous for America. I suspect that the next few months may be quite dangerous for the world. I also suspect that the Jade Helm 15 military exercises are not what we have been told. The American Republic has died under Obama. I think 2016 is our last chance to revive it, and I’ll be damned if I will support a democrat to accomplish this. I am not totally convinced that Hillary will even be the nominee.

    Admin, if there is an issue with me posting anti-Hillary posts, let me know, and I will disappear again.

  39. And by the way, I currently support Ted Cruz. I could also support Dobald Trump if he were to be the nominee.

  40. I understand and agree with most of what you state nomobama. If you recall, I was vehemently against Hillary taking the SOS position. I love Hillary and will vote for her, but hope that the republicans keep both houses of Congress and like Bill Hillary goes center even if it may cost her in 2020.

  41. Lu4PUMA

    July 15, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Someone has kidnapped Hillary Clinton and put a pod person in her place. I tell you her campaign is looking phoney.

    ———
    Hillary appears to believe that with Obama people running her campaign have a fail safe program for winning elections which involves data mining, voter identification, tracking of voter behavior, designation of group leaders, messaging, canvassing, etc. It was designed for them by Eric Schmidt when he was the head of Google, and like our national spying program is also tied to that company. This program was pressure tested in the Deval Patrick campaign, and the two succeeding campaigns by his alter ego Obama. The core tenets are derived from the Dean Plan with strong input from Soros, and support from his vast left wing network. That is the drum she is marching to.

  42. I like Trump’s attitude but the reality is he is not getting the nomination and Cruz(whom I love cuz he love Israel) even more unlikely. I think it will be Jeb and he could pick a number of more conservative VP’s that would be a tough ticket.

  43. nomobama
    July 16, 2015 at 12:38 am
    And by the way, I currently support Ted Cruz. I could also support Dobald Trump if he were to be the nominee.
    ————-
    Welcome back nobama.

    Stick around.

    This will get interesting.

    Check out the video posted by hwc: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/15/ted-cruz-i-salute-donald-trump-for-discussing-immigration.html

    It is a critical expose of the corruption which is now endemic in the political class.

    And Cruz is getting in the face of his own leadership over it.

    Calling them deceitful and mendacious, which of course they are.

    Even Old Spice Corker.

    Nothing worse than a whiner Bob/

    And for God’s sake take a shower.

    Mirabela dictu: wonderful to behold.

  44. Behold–Obama’s got Iran–and the undying fealty of big media.

    And what have we got?

    Why the Corker Amendment which made him the Toast of Washington for all of 15 minutes.

    And guts the constitutional power of Congress to stop a bad treaty.

    Sure, it is at best a joke, at worst another congressional give away to Obama who gives it all away to the Mullahs.

    But its a small price to pay to get Corkers name as a headliner on The Great White Way.

    Now if he would just stop whining—he is the bitchiest man I know, back stabber and all.

    He hates Cruz because Ted shows the world what Corker and Flake are made of.

    And as the Lee Emery SSGT USMC famously said to a raw recruit at Paris Island.

    I didn’t know they stacked shit that high!

  45. I think there is a path to the nomination for Cruz. It’s a long shot, but not completely impossible. It all centers around the evangelical right and tea party factions, organized by Tony Perkins and his cadre of bible thumpers, unifying their support behind Cruz instead of a loser like Santorum or Huckabee.

    If that happens, then Cruz is a strong candidate in Iowa and benefits from unity in his faction while the establishment candidates split their vote.

    Trump is an interesting wildcard. He is brutalizing Jeb! and the establishment Repubs. Meanwhile, his presence in the race forces Perkins et al to unify and make a move earlier rather than later. And, ironically, he makes Cruz look more palatable to the establishment poobahs in an “anybody but Trump” way…

    I think it is very difficult to predict how this will all play out. So much depends on how the candidates perform and that starts with the debates.

    I think you could make the case for Jeb!, Walker, Rubio, or Cruz as conceivable nominees. I think the country’s response to a Clinton/Bush race would be a collective, “Just shoot me now” and there is nothing the establishment in either party can do to change that.

  46. jbstonesfan
    July 16, 2015 at 12:53 am
    ———-
    Speaking of Broadway, what generally happens when you have a bad script and a bad leading actor, the production flops.

    That is what will happen to Jebediah.

    I know a lot of Republicans.

    I know of one–only one who supports Jeb.

    No longer does the east coast establishment have a monopoly on money.

    Today we have the Koch Brothers, Trump and others as independent force fields within the party.

    Lets turn to a song written by Irving Berlin which may tell the future.

    You know the one I am talking about.

    Jebediah a year from now:

    Even with a turkey that you know will fold

    You may be stranded out in the cold

    Still you wouldn’t change it for a sack of gold,

    Let’s go on with the show!

    And Ted Cruz after the debates:

    Yesterday they told you you would not go far,

    That night you open and there you are

    Next day on your dressing room they’ve hung a star,

    Let’s go on with the show!!

  47. I say that because there isn’t one shred of “change” in yet another Clinton/Bush election. I mean, is there any conceivable matchup that would scream “same ol’ Washington ways” as loud as 12 months of a Clinton/Bush contest? I mean, my god, we’ve had a Clinton and/or a Bush running for President is every damn Presidential election since 1980. That’s 35 years with a Clinton and/or a Bush running for President.

    Is it any wonder both of them are struggling to find even a spark of excitement?

  48. And, on top of that, the 2015 versions of Clinton and Bush are both terrible candidates. Both of them detest campaigning, detest the media, detest everything about the process except private fundraisers and exhibit their feelings with extreme charisma deficiencies.

  49. It’s a long shot, but not completely impossible
    ——–
    How long?

    Talk to me after the debates.

    Not for nothing did Alan Dershowitz call him the smartest Harvard Law School Student I ever taught.

    Which makes him even smarter than Brian Williams.

    And better looking than that replica of the Hindenberg–rolly polly candy crowley pleasing as they come–a ton of fun.

  50. I say that because there isn’t one shred of “change” in yet another Bush election.

    ———
    Oh yes there is.

    Why just the other day we learned that Jebediah is Mexican

    And he is so fluent in Spanish that he can moderate his dialogue for Puerto Ricans, to Mexicans, to Cubans, to South Americans

    I hope to tell you, that is change.

    And like that fucking Obama, Jeb is the one we have been waiting for.

    To support the elites over the people.

    Ditto Marco Rubio: a sheep in wolf’s clothing.

  51. I mean, my god, we’ve had a Clinton and/or a Bush running for President is every damn Presidential election since 1980.
    ———-
    Why fix it if it ain’t broken?

  52. (Bush has) extreme charisma deficiencies.

    Not fatal.

    Dark Horse Martin O’Malley coasting along at 3%

    Has found a way to turn this percieved deficiency

    Into a big asset (sans shirt)

    How big Ed McMahon would surely ask were he still living.

    Big enough to launch his rockets to a staggering 4% threshold!

    And a one way trip to the outermost ring of the planet Saturn.

  53. Is Obama expecting a kick back from all of this? I have tried to come up with a reasonable rationale and this is all I can come up with. The money has been strategically downplayed with the bait and switch of the god awful nuclear arms race. The Iranians want and need their money. The Chicago clout machine is all about money and how to get their hands on a cut. If this is it I hope they stiff him.

  54. Mormaer,

    I think he is trying to meet the objectives set for him by Soros and is motivated by threats and bribes for his future after leaving office. All about the pay for play.

  55. They call him a MASTER legislator, dean of the senate, the kentucky colonel.

    Mitch McConnell—the living breathing example of the cartoon character Senator Fog Horn Leg Horn.

    When he get with dirty Harry Reid, and they start running their hands through the bank accounts of our children and grandchildren and asking themselves how much can we steal, if we raise the debts ceiling, and give our donors what they want, it akin to when 2 wolves sitting there with a sheep and asking themselves what is for dinner.

    And when conservatives try to reign in a bloated spending bill in the name of fiscal responsibility and the avoidance of eventual national bankruptcy, the Kentucky colonel calls in his delegation, and tells them that they can all vote against the bill in a symbolic vote, and when the real vote comes along he has enough of them in safe seats to vote in favor of the bill, and the rest can go home and tell their constituents that they did fought hard, did everything they could, and if they get a majority and the white house we will return to an era of fiscal sanity.

    This is what Light in the Loafers Lindsey Graham is an integral part of–this is the current state of the Republican Party, make no mistake about that. They are masters of treating their base like mushrooms, i.e. keeping them in the dark, and feeding them shit. This is what Donald and Cruz are rebelling against. And yet, Light in the Loafers, accuses them of taking a wrecking ball to the Republican Party. Now if that kind of deception is what the Republican Party is, and does, I see no plausible justification for their existence in a nation that calls itself a democracy.

    I would stop this if I could. But I have no power. Therefore, I must and I will support the two people who are calling bullshit on this charade. It cannot be otherwise.

  56. Mormaer,

    I think he is trying to meet the objectives set for him by Soros and is motivated by threats and bribes for his future after leaving office. All about the pay for play.
    ——–
    Agreed.

    No man is safe as long as Soros and his family have an ounce of life in them.

    They were trained by the Nazis in war torn Hungary, 1943–as the historical record makes crystal clear,

    Today, it is fair to say that the pupil has now and surpassed the teacher in the destruction of a nation.

  57. hwc
    July 16, 2015 at 1:07 am
    I think there is a path to the nomination for Cruz. It’s a long shot,
    —–
    Then I expect you would agree with Jb that the inside shot, or better yet the lay up goes to Bush.

    Or would you say it is more likely to go to his understudy–that man of a thousand disguises Rubio–which means Red.

  58. The above example points to the following conclusion.

    Far from practicing democracy, the political class in general and McConnell in particular are making a mockery of it.

    After all that has gone down, and after what Ted and Donald will be telling them in the debates

    Will they finally wake up and smell the coffee?

    Can they?

    Will they?

    If not, then the Article 5 remedy is all we have left.

  59. regarding Hillary and her campaign thus far…a few days ago Hillary went after Trump for his “tone” and said “Basta” on his immigration comments…

    Trump responded via a short interview with CNN reporter Dana Bash
    He was very soft spoken and when asked about Hillary’s attack he said…

    “she’s going after me for my “tone”…it is not about “tone”…it is about getting results…I want to make America great again”

    …imho…that is kind of a “nutshell” statement…and why people are not only ‘hearing’ but gravitating to him…

    the other politicians…including Hillary…are playing it safe and scripted…

    Donald Trump is a “doer”…he does not recognize or believe in “Never” or ‘can’t be done’…he blusters right through…like it or not…

    ******************************

    this AM I caught a short segment with Michael Steele, former GOP Chairman, on msnbc…

    of the course the discussion was Donald, Donald, Donald…and the usual giggles, even though they all have to recognize he dramatic change in the polls…

    …then Steele said what some of us are saying here…Donald is not only appealing to republicans, tea party…but also…”others”… Dems and Independents

    …funny thing…Morning Joe then went to commerical…and came back and said that during the commerical break Donald had called in…evidently Lawrence O’Donnell has called Donald a “Liar” regarding how much money NBC paid him for ‘The Apprentice’

    so the Donald called in and has publically challenged O’Donnell for a full years salary on who is correct…if Lawrence is correct Donald will give him what he makes in a year…If Donald is correct, ‘big mouth’ Lawrence will pay Donald what Lawrence makes in a whole year…

    Will Lawrence stand behind his statements or blink…from one big mouth to another…

    ********************************************************

    Hillary is losing steam…I cannot help but wonder WTH is Bill??? Is the fire out and they are just going thru the motions? what is going on with the Clinton brand?

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fe1229cfc5384d7d95d3caa3535a7cc6/ap-gfk-poll-clintons-standing-falls-among-democrats

  60. bstonesfan
    July 16, 2015 at 11:03 am
    Just a poll, but Hillary’s popularity is down to 39%:
    ———–
    The telling sentence in that article?

    Donald Walters of Louisville, Kentucky: “I used to like her (but) . . . ever since she’s announced her candidacy for the presidency I just haven’t liked the way she’s handled things. She doesn’t answer questions directly.”

    Listen, learn, and fire the Obama people who are running your campaign. You had better find your own voice, pretty damned soon.

  61. one more thing…for everyone saying Donald cannot win…

    …as Admin alluded to above…

    bottom line…if Donald continues gathering steam…and lo and behold, starts winning primaries or coming in a close second to ‘favorite sons’ who have the advantage…and as others who never had a chance drop out…

    …then what is the GOP…or media…going to do? If they have a candidate in Trump that starts racking up wins…will the GOP abandon him and have no candidate?

    or choose a candidate who is losing in their own primary…

    or suddenly become Democrats and support Hillary…

    if Donald starts winning debates…and then primaries…how can they deny him the nomination…

    and then Hillary will really have to get into “action mode” instead of this listlessness she is projecting now…

    btw…note to Hillary…Donald supports healthcare for all…and he wants to make it better not this mess forced upon us with Ocare…

  62. Trump can make things difficult for Hillary regarding:

    two Democratic positions Donald supports:

    Social Security – his position is that he will be creating jobs and will protect Social Security (unlike everyone else who make it an either/or … more taxes or cut SS…Donald comes up with solutions)

    Healthcare – his position is that everyone should have access to healthcare and that poor people cannot be denied healthcare

  63. S: I have got to tell you, when I watched the video you posted and saw Geraldo revert to the mad dog persona on open borders he has exhibited on other occasions, it put me in mind of what it was like for my dad growing up in one of those small dusty whistle towns in western Montana along the tracks of the now defunct Great Northern Railroad with the mountain goat symbol, covered in summer wheat and grasshoppers the size of William Reich, under the stimulating extremes of burning summer when the world lay green and billowy under brilliant blue sky and the freezing blustery winters when the whole land was stripped bare and gray as sheet iron, at that magic moment in time when the automobile was beginning to replace the horse as the primary means of transportation, painter Charlie Russel was selling his etchings for the price of a haircut and dogs that went mad with hydrophobia were put down with finality. The problem with doing that in this instance is even from the grave Geraldo its in the vault Rivera would turn his death into one more publicity event, and we would not want to see that happen now would we. I would go on to say he gives big media itself a bad name, only they already have one.

  64. I think Bill is trying hard to keep AA support high as he did his mea culpa thing at the NACP conference yesterday. He looks a bit tired, but I doubt he has lost any of his vigor once campaign goes into full mode. It is more an issue of Hillary not standing for something , anything, other than what Obama advisors are telling her to say or not say.

  65. I think Bill is trying hard to keep AA support high as he did his mea culpa thing at the NACP conference yesterday. He looks a bit tired, but I doubt he has lost any of his vigor once campaign goes into full mode. It is more an issue of Hillary not standing for something , anything, other than what Obama advisors are telling her to say or not say.
    ——–
    I do not think it is transferrable to Hillary.

    That battle was lost in South Carolina.

    And besides, I am sick of politicians who pander to blacks. At this point we have had a half century of it, going over the same crap over and over and over and over and over and over again against white people who came to this county long after the civil war. I am tired of left wing politicians who judge a person not by the content of their character but by the color of their skin. We have spent trillions on this counterproductive exercise, enshrined reverse discrimination, and made race hucksters like those in his audience filthy rich. It is like that old saw in California suite where Hanoi Jane tells he ex we just raised $500 for the farm workers, and he has the temerity to point out that if she had taken the $5000 she spent on Rodeo Drive for slacks so she could campaign in style for the farm workers, she could have given them $5500 and actually solved the situation, rather than preening before a mirror. Enough already.

  66. If we could shift the conversation away from welfare state thinking predicated on race, and the scams that sets up, to a more productive discussion, why not focus on the problem what will kill this country faster than anything: the fact that we have 100 million Americans who have given up looking for a job BECAUSE THE ELITES ARE NOT PRODUCING JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY, AND ARE LETTING IN HORDES OF ILLEGALS TO KEEP LABOR RATES LOW AND COLLAPSE OUR SAFETY NETS? Isn’t that more important than these inane computer prods that there is a gunman loose in Chatanooga, then two minutes later he has been apprehended. So sick I am of this big media narrative that seeks to take away guns, and their adamant refusal to confront the real issues that will bury us that I am compelled to call bullshit on them. It is simply a matter of mathematics, but the elites do their level best to keep us ignorant and illiterate. That by the way is what colonialists do.

  67. Update: Hillary favorables tumble in new AP-GfK poll. For those of us who do not like taking Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton to task (especially those in the Big Pink comment section) for the miserable campaign strategy of appealing to the Obama cult that hates her and for the resultant mush coming from her mouth it is time for us and Hillary to realize we are in the majority:

    Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an eight-point increase in her unfavorable rating from an AP-GfK poll conducted at the end of April.

    The drop in Clinton’s numbers extends into the Democratic Party. Seven in 10 Democrats gave Clinton positive marks, an 11-point drop from the April survey. Nearly a quarter of Democrats now say they see Clinton in an unfavorable light.

    “I used to like her, but I don’t trust her,” said Donald Walters of Louisville, Kentucky. “Ever since she’s announced her candidacy for the presidency I just haven’t liked the way she’s handled things. She doesn’t answer questions directly.”

    Hillary appears insincere because she is being insincere. It shows. We’ve written before that Hillary is lying and why and warned her to stop. Maybe it is Obama email blackmail or the total infestation of Obama henchmen into Hillary2016. Whatever it is it has to stop.

    The Hillary campaign in 2015 is in much wore shape than in 2007 when we began to publish. We began to publish in April 2007 because we had to warn the Hillary campaign of the inadequate response to the flim-flam con man from Chicago. It is much worse now.

    The mush mouth has got to stop. Either say nothing (our preference) or say something in clear precise English. The Billions from Barack to the Persian Empire of Terror is too serious an issue for Hillary not to speak with the clarity of “obliteration” she once understood as necessary The clear English is absolutely necessary so that the theocratic Persian Empire of Terror mullahs could not possibly mistake American commitment and intentions.



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  68. wbboei:

    To answer your question… no, I don’t think Jeb! has a particularly strong shot at the Repub nomination. Does he have a shot? Yes. But, there is not a single person in the Republican party (any wing) who doesn’t cringe at the very thought of nominating yet ANOTHER Bush (sigh) to run against yet ANOTHER Clinton (sigh). Even Jeb’s Mother! thinks the country is tired of Bushes. Smart woman.

    So fundraising or not, there is no fundamental enthusiasm and the fact that he is proving to be a tepid weak tea campaigner (like his Dad!), compounds the problem.

    I’m not sure how many Republican pols want to stand up right now and proclaim, “I’m an ESTABLISHMENT go-along-to-get-along Republican and I’m for Jeb!”. Seems like a precarious perch with today’s electorate. Sure smells like a change election to me.

    I see several Republican candidates who could benefit from a “change” wave. Too early to predict how the wave will break going forward.

  69. There’s that peaceful religion again…..

    U.S. media reports the shooting suspect in Chattanooga in Tennessee has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

  70. The telling sentence in that article?

    Donald Walters of Louisville, Kentucky: “I used to like her (but) . . . ever since she’s announced her candidacy for the presidency I just haven’t liked the way she’s handled things. She doesn’t answer questions directly.”

    …………………..

    That to me sounds just like the old fake “i used to” republican pr crap.

  71. Will Walmart stop selling the Koran now that a ANOTHER member of that”peaceful”religion has murder 4 unarmed American soldiers?
    I mean we now know the Confederate Flag was personally responsible for murders, apparently for a long time. Tit for tat?
    And this monster was a “naturalized” American. .Which means we sheltered him, fed him, probably gave him free education..and this is how we are repaid..I guess he just needed a job..

  72. admin
    July 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm
    Update: Hillary favorables tumble in new AP-GfK poll. For those of us who do not like taking Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton to task (especially those in the Big Pink comment section) for the miserable campaign strategy of appealing to the Obama cult that hates her and for the resultant mush coming from her mouth it is time for us and Hillary to realize we are in the majority:
    —-
    That is because it is difficult to tell a friend that he or she has got it all wrong on an important life decision.

    It is much easier to say its none of my business, they are entitled to make their own decisions, what right do I have to second guess.

    But a friend does not do that.

    When a friend sees someone they care about standing on a railroad track, and does not see the train fast approaching.

    The friend tells that someone at the right time, place and in a diplomatic manner

    Get the hell off the track!

    If they ignore that advice then and only then does the friend can say I did not ignore the problem

    On the contrary, I did everything I could do to prevent it.

  73. moononpluto
    July 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm
    The telling sentence in that article?

    Donald Walters of Louisville, Kentucky: “I used to like her (but) . . . ever since she’s announced her candidacy for the presidency I just haven’t liked the way she’s handled things. She doesn’t answer questions directly.”

    …………………..

    That to me sounds just like the old fake “i used to” republican pr crap.
    ———

    Perhaps Moon.

    Perhaps.

    But that is not how I took it.

    I took it to be an indictment of her campaign strategy.

    Which is managed by Obots.

    And glorifies Obama, at the expense of her own electoral prospects.

  74. gonzotx
    July 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm
    Will Walmart stop selling the Koran now that a ANOTHER member of that”peaceful”religion has murder 4 unarmed American soldiers?
    ———-
    An excellent question.

    Better to be an atheist than a follower of The Prophet.

    Atheists do not murder innocents.

    They are too busy denying the existence of God.

  75. U.S. media reports the shooting suspect in Chattanooga in Tennessee has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
    ———-
    Belay my last.

    I am now . . . interested.

    Another soldier of The Prophet makes his mark.

    Or maybe he just took the scripture literally.

    I agree Gozo.

    The Koran is dangerous.

    It must be banned.

  76. I was joking.

    However, many a truth is said in jest.

    In this pc world, I think the suggestion should be seriously considered.

    The Koran and the Anarchists Handbook have something in common.

    Murder.

  77. It would seem Hillary is open to reforming Obamacare and seeing if she can fix some of the mess.

    http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/07/hillary-im-examining-obamacares-cadillac-tax-000150?ml=tl_8

    In her highly anticipated speech on the economy Monday, Hillary Clinton was heavy on rhetoric and short on specifics, promising to reveal her actual policy proposals in the weeks ahead.

    But this week, she also dropped a not-so-subtle hint about a big one.

    In a questionnaire for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which endorsed her this week, Clinton noted that the so-called “Cadillac tax” levied under Obamacare is one area she is “examining.”

  78. foxyladi14
    July 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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    As predicted, here on this blog.

    This deal undercuts western influence in that part of the world. It opens to door for other nations industries.

    Consequently, Russia and China to will support their anti American fellow traveler Obama on this one in the Security Council.

    When that happens Bibi will find violations, give the UN days to resolve them, and then take them out.

    The UN could not do anything in only 30 days, but the deadline is facially realistic and defensible.

  79. Religion has killed more people on this planet than anything else combined, if I had my way, i would take any religious nut that preached hate and dump them all in one corner of the planet by themselves and let them duke it out til none of them are left standing.

    Mind your own religion, keep it to yourself and leave the rest of us alone, you bunch of twits, why do you have to make everyone live like you.

    So my message to religious wingnuts from all faiths is : What someone does with their personal religion or atheism is frankly fuck all to do with you.

  80. Time was when LBJ was the most hated President in American history.

    Now of course it is Obama.

    We must make sure that this is duly noted in his legacy.

    When he retires, and emerges from the bubble he will experience this reality.

    I think it will come as a shock to him.

  81. hwc
    July 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm
    Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

    Workplace violence.

    ————
    That is his first line of defense.

    His second line of defense.

    A variation of the insanity defense

    Favored by the Harvard Law School Faculty

    If you happened to notice their latest ciriculum.

    Second line of defense: The Prophet (sp) made me do it.

  82. moononpluto

    July 16, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Religion has killed more people on this planet than anything else combined
    __________________________________________________________________________
    I grew up in the 70s hearing this canard and I don’t recall anyone ever providing any numbers to back it up. If you’re talking about islamists, then they’ve certainly killed more (of each other), than any other religion, but I’m pretty certain that communism has killed more people, followed by Nazism, then Islam.

  83. In a questionnaire for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which endorsed her this week, Clinton noted that the so-called “Cadillac tax” levied under Obamacare is one area she is “examining.”
    ———–
    Let’s hope that her review of the act is not confined to those provisions that only affect her donors and supporters. Unfortunately, that is the approach of most politicians. It is why we have a twenty trillion dollar deficit and 100 million people out of work, and open borders. I would say the political class as a whole has a hell of a lot to answer for. They promise the sun moon and the stars, but any sober analysis reveals that those promises have been honored more in the breach than in the observance. They say to us: trust me. And we should say to them: Given your track record, pray tell why we should trust you? You say you care deeply about this issue? Well then prove it. Show me where in your experience you have fought and bled for the issue. Otherwise, shut the fuck up, or go sell your snake oil to people who are dumb enough to buy your bullshit.

  84. Go right back through history, Try the crusades,spanish inquisitions, the catholic church, roman army, go right back and I am pretty sure you’ll find its some sort religion at the base of it.

    You could also have the argument that communism and maoism and nazizm the others boil down to being a sort of religion and doctrine anyway because it forces you to believe a doctrine and if you don’t fit that, you are removed or punished

  85. “Examining” the “Cadillac tax” is more mush.

    Why not say “The ObamaCare Cadillac Tax hurts America and working Americans. I will as a candidate oppose the Cadillac Tax imposed by ObamaCare and as president get rid of the Cadillac Tax by executive order and/or legislation.”

    Or, “The Cadillac Tax imposed by ObamaCare is necessary and I support it as a candidate and will as president do everything in my power to make sure the Cadillac Tax is enforced.”

    “Examining” is mush. The first alternative we wrote is what Hillary2016 should state in clear English. The second alternative we wrote is at least English albeit misguided and foolish.

    Speak clearly or stay quiet.

  86. moononpluto

    July 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Go right back through history, Try the crusades,spanish inquisitions, the catholic church, roman army, go right back and I am pretty sure you’ll find its some sort religion at the base of it.

    You could also have the argument that communism and maoism and nazizm the others boil down to being a sort of religion and doctrine anyway because it forces you to believe a doctrine and if you don’t fit that, you are removed or punished
    _____________________________________________________________

    course, these are estimates, but let’s try that:

    Crusades: Low estimate 1.0 Million – Mean 1.7 – High – 3.0
    Thirty Years War – 3.0 Million – Mean 5.9 Million – High – 11.5 Million
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_and_anthropogenic_disasters_by_death_toll

    Spanish Inquisition – wildy varying estimates, but the entire population of Spain was only around 7.5 Million in the 1500s.

    Let’s look at communism in the 20th century – 85 – 100 million https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_Communist_regimes

    Nazi Holocaust – low – 4.19 – Mean – 8.4 – High 17.0

    I’ve never heard that Roman wars were motivated by religion, and I don’t think anyone is thinking of Nazism or Communism when someone pulls out that “more people have died in the name of religion” garbage.

  87. You couldn’t make this $hit up:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-16/tennessee-woman-arrested-printing-money-all-these-other-bitches-get-print-money-so-i

    In what is either the best example why one should never believe anything they read on the internet, or just blatant frontrunning of the last QE by a few years, earlier this week a woman from Kingsport, Tennessee was arrested for counterfeiting money. That in itself is not surprising – it was her justification why she did it: she told police that she thought she was doing nothing wrong because she had read online that President Barack Obama made a new law allowing her to print her own money.

    TimesNews reports that police were called to a local grocery store on Sunday night in regards to a complaint about counterfeit money. When the reporting officer arrived, he spoke with a gas station clerk who said that just prior to the officer’s arrival, a white female had handed him a $5 bill, which he suspected to be counterfeit.

    Since the bill had been printed on regular computer paper and each side had been glued together (but was falling apart), the officer immediately recognized the bill as a fake.

    The officer spoke with the female, identified as Pamela Downs, 45. After initially responding that she had gotten the fake bill from a gas station, Downs was asked by the officer if her purse could be searched, to which she agreed. Inside her purse, the officer found a $100 which was also counterfeit, according to the report. The bill was printed in black and white and the backside of the bill was upside down.

    A couple of receipts from Walmart were also found inside the purse, showing Downs had purchased copy paper and a printer.

    At that point she was arrested, and she gave the best money-counterfeiting “defense” we have heard in a long time:

    “I don’t give a ****, all these other bitches get to print money so I can too.”

    It was not immediately clear which “bitches” she was referring to.

    The police then searched the apartment and found several items consistent with being used to print counterfeit currency including paper, scissors, glue and a printer. Several more counterfeit bills, both cut and uncut, were located at the apartment. Officers estimated the total to be around $30,000 to $50,000.

    While at the jail, Downs reportedly told the officer the receipts that were found were items she used to print money in her apartment.

    And back to the rationalization: “She then told officers she read online that President Obama had made a new law that permitted her to print her own money because she is on a fixed income, the report stated.”

    She was charged with criminal simulation and counterfeiting.

    While there are literally countless angles one can go with this story, maybe the best conclusion is that if only she had waited a few more years before printing her own money with the “president’s blessing”, all of this unpleasantness could have been avoided.

  88. Lu4PUMA, that printer woman makes sense. 🙂

    ObamaMoney is worthless and cheap but that the printer woman thought she could do so barefacedly and so badly tells us how far the country has fallen. Where are the great counterfeiters of yesteryear? 🙂

  89. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/16/fox-news-poll-reshuffling-gop-field-many-agree-with-trump-on-immigration/

    The latest Fox News national poll finds another reshuffling in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets a post-announcement bump and businessman Donald Trump claims more of the spotlight.

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still dominates the Democratic race. Yet the poll also warns trouble may be ahead for her.

    Among Republican primary voters, Trump captures 18 percent. He’s closely followed by Walker at 15 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14 percent. No one else reaches double-digits.

    Support for Trump is up seven percentage points since last month and up 14 points since May. He’s also the candidate GOP primary voters say they are most interested in learning more about during the debates.

    Walker’s up six points since he officially kicked off his campaign. That bump gets him back to the support he was receiving earlier this year. In March, he was also at 15 percent.

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul gets eight percent, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio receives seven percent, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson comes in at six percent, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee get four percent a piece.

  90. Lu4PUMA
    July 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm
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    The level of intelligence of Obots is truly breathtaking. And Hillary wants their votes????!

  91. ..when I asked above ‘where the hell is Bill?’ I didn’t mean in terms of visibly campaigning for Hillary…

    I meant where is Bill the great strategist?…the great political mind…and Hillary’s closet ally…is he going along with this O coaliation deadend…Hillary could have still been securing the support of AA’s as Bill did when he ran…but she did not have to turn into O3 to do it…if the o coalition were going to vote they would have voted for her…now she has to worry that the Donald will get them…

    I cannot believe that Bill doesn’t see what it going on…maybe he does and the fire and passion are gone for this campaign…I just cannot believe that he agrees with the approach Hillary is taking…it is so opposite of the Hillary…and Bill…we once knew…

    maybe I shouldn’t be surprised…after all Bill and Hill were full in to get O re-elected…it feels like two old friends are missing…or kidnapped…and being held hostage…

  92. And Hillary is pushing dems to support Iran deal….hard to reconcile her words in the video above and her position today.

  93. S
    Thanks for the photos of Bill with his grandbaby…really cute.

    He has big bags under his eyes, looks like the stress is weighing on him.

  94. S
    July 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm
    —–
    We impute genius to these people.

    But how much of it is dumb luck.

    How much of it is circumstance–the Perot candidacy.

    How much of it is history.

    And how much of it is the leverage which inures to the office of president.

    No more than 99% of it is leverage.

    Having big media behind you, lying, censoring and deceiving also help.

    But the advantage of incumbency–that’s the thing.

    I used to wonder why put up with this bullshit.

    If ignorance is bliss tis folly to be wise.

    And who’s to say that Soupie Sales does not have better answers than Krauthammer.

    The polls say this–two years out.

    Like the stock market, they will fluctuate–and that statement assumes they are credible in the first place.

    Having met a pollster or two along that way, I make no such assumption.

    A former COO of mine had one answer to every perplexing problem: its all bullshit.

    In the end, the only thing that matters is leverage.

    And, he would be the first to say that.

    He was a get to the chase sort of guy.

    Being a lawyer I always assume that there is an answer to this in the Supreme Court.

    Somewhere in the bowels of that August body, a fealty to the Constitution which they took an oath to uphold.

    But then I look at Roberts, and I realize my old COO was right.

    Roberts can go fuck himself.

  95. hwc
    July 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm
    Sure is taking a long time to figure out if Mohammed Abdul is an illegal alien.
    —-
    Lets hope that turns out to be the case.

    No, I am not doing a Brian Ross, falsely blaming the tea party for the attack on Gabby.

    But then again, I am not an “investigative reporter” for ABC.

    I can afford to wait for the facts, and will not jump to a conclusion, just because it conforms to my narrative.

  96. President Barack Obama made a new law allowing her to print her own money.
    ———-
    I am sure he did.

    I am sure he would deny it now.

    This is what sociopaths do for entertainment.

  97. While there are literally countless angles one can go with this story, maybe the best conclusion is that if only she had waited a few more years before printing her own money with the “president’s blessing”, all of this unpleasantness could have been avoided.
    ————-
    My reaction as well.

    Counterfeiting, like treason, is a question of dates.

    When Obama leaves office, all the illegal things he did, which were covered up by big media and not pursued by the cowardly republicans will be illegal once more.

    By then however it will be too late.

  98. The respone to today’s tragedy show’s why people are being to and/or driven to Trump. The media calling it domestic terrorism. Enough with the stupid shit. They are not undocumented workers they are illegal. Travesty today may have been committed by someone who was here legally but it was still Islamic terrorism. Stop all the noise. New York Times has become so pathetic.

  99. Corker, that mental midget drenched in Old Spice is reporting that if the sell out to Iran is ratified by the senate, or in the alternative, if it is not ratified, but passed by the United Nations, then the next president, assuming he is a Republican, can abrogate it by executive order. He is from Tennessee and I hear tell they make sour mash wiskey in that venue. But when you mix it with Old Spice, it has a bad habit of going to the brain. If the Iran deal is ratified by the Senate, or if it is approved by the United Nations then it acquires the legal status of a Treaty which is binding upon the Constitution. The idea that it can be overturned by an executive order is cloud cuckoo land. AirPac, the conservative Jewish lobby has come out against the treaty. Their argument is clear, cogent and convincing. J Street the Jewish marxists are mad about the boy and his treaty. I was wondering how many members of the Senate do they have in their pocket. Durbin and Leahy are two of them. The House will has no role in the ratification of a treaty–unless Old Spice decides to pass a resolution diminishing the power of the Senate on that issue as well, just to keep his failure theater production running. But in the House, I was shocked to see that J Street has 150 Congressmen in their hip pocket. Its right there on their website. This will become critical when the lobbying war between AirPac and J Street is joined. Watch what Chuckie Cheese Shumer does, that will be the bellweather. Or you can just ask Old Spice, if you can get him to stop whining about Ted Cruz. No easy task that.

  100. Muhammad’s father was on a terrorist alert, but taken off…
    Deport them all,, slime bags, fuc#ers..

  101. More Failure Theater starring Bob Corker.

    Background: Bob is the quintessential RINO. He does not represent the people. He represents his donors. And he has stated on more than one occasion that he wants to work with the president.

    To that end, he diluted the power of Congress with respect to treaties. The Constitution states that in order to become valid, a treaty must be ratified by a 2/3 margin. Bob wanted to help Obama, so he lowered that bar, by saying that the Iran Treaty is valid per se, and can only be rejected by a 2/3 margin. For that little maneuver, he earned the praise of big media and a personal note from Obama.

    Fresh from that victory, and appearances on Meet The Press, Bob confidently announced that his committee would take up the bill on September 24. Congress is going on summer vacation, which normally means we are safe. But not in this instance. For Obama has decided to pre-empt the Senate and get it approved through the United Nations. In other words, his friend Obama showed Corker how irrelevant he is.

    Not surprisingly, Corker is miffed. Visibly angry. So much so that he tried to crash a meeting between Biden and fellow democrats. He told them he was not really a Republican, certainly not one like Ted Cruz, and implored them to let him in. They laughed and they threw him out on his keester. Crash! He got another note form Obama. This one read tough luck sucker. He called this an affront to the people. But the real affront is having a jackal like him in Congress.

    Forget about leadership Bob, you haven’t the aptitude. Stick to the three things you are good at: blow jobs, whining about Ted Cruz, and sipping mint juleps. Failure Theater. You deserve an academy award.

    http://www.redstate.com/2015/07/16/bobcorker-stunned-betrayed-obama/

  102. admin
    July 16, 2015 at 5:23 pm
    “Examining” the “Cadillac tax” is more mush.

    The Cadillac tax hits all federal employee health plans (as I understand it) and almost all union or union negotiated plans. The White House and Dems with the help of the media hushed it all up. Considered a non taxed part of employment compensation since WWII or thereabouts all of these groups will get a big pay hit.

  103. TOPIC: Amnesty.
    Article is difficult to cut/paste, but not impossible.
    It is fairly long, so here’s a taste. [and it’s one of my favorite flavors]

    Feds going door-to-door to seize illegal immigrants’Obama amnesty approvals
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/15/illegal-immigrants-obama-amnesty-approvals-to-be-s/
    By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order…They’re scrambling to meet an end-of-month deadline set by Judge Andrew S. Hanen for recapturing thousands of three-year amnesties the department issued even after the court had entered an injunction halting the new amnesty program. Unless all of the permits are recovered, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could personally have to appear in court to explain the foul-up, Judge Hanen said in an order earlier this month…The amnesty was supposed to be the crowning achievement in President Obama’s immigration policy. Instead it’s been a big headache, exposing bureaucratic bungling and getting the president and his top aides ensnared in a complex court case that’s not gone his way…In a document filed late last week, the administration said it had recaptured fewer than 1,200 of the initial 2,100 wrongful amnesties. And, in a stunning admission, lawyers said they’d discovered another 500 amnesties they hadn’t know about before that also were sent after the Feb. 16 injunction…Judge Hanen seemed miffed that the government has not yet collected all of the erroneous amnesties, saying he detected a “cavalier attitude” from the government about its bungle…He set an Aug. 19 hearing, and said unless the government can fix things by July 31, each of the defendants named in the case — Mr. Johnson and his top lieutenants in the immigration agencies — would have to appear to explain themselves.
    “Otherwise, the Court intends to utilize all available powers to compel compliance,” Judge Hanen wrote.

  104. Major Garrett doesn’t beat around the bush in his very direct question about Obama’s failure include the release of the 4 American prisoners in the Iranian deal. Obama’s answer can also be read at link, but it’s just more ….. “Words, just words”.
    ____________

    GARRETT: Thank you, Mr. President. As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran — three held on trumped-up charges and according to your administration and one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans? And last week the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said under no circumstances should there be any relief for Iran in terms of ballistic missiles or conventional weapons. It is perceived that that was a last-minute capitulation in these negotiations. Many in the Pentagon feel you’ve left the Joint Chiefs of Staff hung out to dry. Would you comment?

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/07/15/watch-obama-scolds-cbss-major-garrett-for-question-about-us-hostages-in-iran/

  105. Bush is the least authentic candidate in the field WHEREAS Donald is the most authentic–according to Dick Morris.

    Authentic as in, what you see is what you get.

    I concur.

    However, while we are on the subject, I would have to say that Jebdiah has competition.

    El chapo Rubio is running a close second.

    Back waxes paid for on his GOP credit card which he refuses to explain, or as he puts it dignify with an answer?

    Back waxes?

    Stay tuned.

    Circumcisions will be next.

    Which raises an important question:

    Which head would you start with:

    The big head or the little one?

    If we were talking about Bob Corker

    This would be an even greater challenge.

    In his case, you would have to find them first.

    ————–

    Dick Morris: Trump Uprising Targets DC, Not Mexico

    Donald Trump has shaken up the GOP presidential race because voters don’t see him as a phony politician, political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV.

    Republican voters are angry after seeing no conservative change in government after winning the elections of 2000, 2004, 2010 and 2014, Morris told Berliner.

    “What do we have to show for it?” Morris said. Supreme Court Chief Justice John “Roberts who votes for Obamacare, the Republicans who give the president more power to conclude treaties.”

    The GOP gained control of the Senate, yet has given President Barack Obama power to make a treaty with Iran with only a one-third vote of the Senate instead of the traditional two-thirds, Morris said.

    “People are saying if we win, we want at least to win something,” he said. “With Trump, what you see is what you get.”

    Trump has forced the other GOP candidates to talk about illegal immigration, Morris said, but that influence has extended to other issues as well.

    Ross Perot ran as an independent in 1992 talking about balancing the federal budget, Morris noted. Perot lost, getting only 19 percent of the vote, but four years later the budget was balanced.

    “A candidate like Trump really can transform the political dialogue, and that’s definitely what he’s doing,” Morris said.

    Though Trump may be a longshot to actually become president, it isn’t impossible, Morris said.

    He parallels with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, running in the Democratic primaries, he said.

    Trump and Sanders wouldn’t agree on anything, Morris said, but they’re both doing very well in their respective primaries because “people are fed up with the standard Boehner-McConnell-Reid-Pelosi politician who says one thing and then sells it out even as they’re saying it.”

    Voters want somebody who has an opinion and follows through, whether it’s the left with Sanders or the right with Trump, he said. “They’re both striking a really important nerve, and it’s called authenticity.”

    The least authentic candidate in the Republican field is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Morris said.

  106. I don’t agree that Bush is the “least authentic” GOPe running, at least in terms of conventional understanding, being synonomous with “genuine”. I’d say rather he’s a notoriously authentic squish that really stands for nothing. He makes no pretenses of being anything else. Rubio, now I’d say that cat is highly “inauthentic”.

  107. The sun is not yet below the yardarm, but when I hear big media tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, I reach for the scotch.

    The question is not what Harvard academics with smelling salts in hand, or bought and paid for apologists for that religion tell us, but what the man on the street believes about the Muslim religion is, and what it compels him to do in the name of God.

    Since there are peaceful provisions in the Koran (Qur’an) as well as violent ones, the question becomes one of interpretation. The later provisions which preach violence take precedence over the earlier ones that talk of peace. This is called the doctrine of abrogation.

    That Muslim is a religion of violence is hardly surprising. For unlike Christ who was a shephard, our little buddy Mohamed was a warrior, and a pretty good one at that. And he approached life from that perspective, rather than that of a stall fed academic.

    As Casey Stengal said, look it up. Well, this guy did. And he confirms what I am saying. What the world knows, even if Foggy Bottom an the Ivy League scholars, and the estimable David Ignatius deputy editor of WashPo, and stylish man about town aka the saint do not.

    ——————
    Peace or Jihad? Abrogation in Islam

    by David Bukay
    Middle East Quarterly

    While not all terrorism is rooted in Islam, the religion is an enabler for many. It is wrong to assume that more extreme interpretations of religion are illegitimate. Statements that there is no compulsion in religion and that jihad is primarily about internal struggle and not about holy war may receive applause in university lecture halls and diplomatic board rooms, but they misunderstand the importance of abrogation in Islamic theology. It is important to acknowledge that what university scholars believe, and what most Muslims—or more extreme Muslims—believe are two different things. For many Islamists and radical Muslims, abrogation is real and what the West calls terror is, indeed, just.

    During the lifetime of Muhammad, the Islamic community passed through three stages. In the beginning from 610 until 622, God commanded restraint. As the Muslims relocated to Medina (623-26), God permitted Muslims only to fight in a defensive war. However, in the last six years of Muhammad’s life (626-32), God permitted Muslims to fight an aggressive war first against polytheists,[52] and later against monotheists like the Jews of Khaybar.[53] Once Muhammad was given permission to kill in the name of God, he instigated battle.

    Chapter 9 of the Qur’an, in English called “Ultimatum,” is the most important concerning the issues of abrogation and jihad against unbelievers. It is the only chapter that does not begin “in the name of God, most benevolent, ever-merciful.”[54] Commentators agree that Muhammad received this revelation in 631, the year before his death, when he had returned to Mecca and was at his strongest.[55] Muhammad bin Ismail al-Bukhari (810-70), compiler of one of the most authoritative collections of the hadith, said that “Ultimatum” was the last chapter revealed to Muhammad[56] although others suggest it might have been penultimate. Regardless, coming at or near the very end of Muhammad’s life, “Ultimatum” trumps earlier revelations.

    Because this chapter contains violent passages, it abrogates previous peaceful content.

    http://www.meforum.org/1754/peace-or-jihad-abrogation-in-islam

  108. blowme0bama
    July 17, 2015 at 11:45 am
    ——
    Point taken.

    He is a squish.

    Or maybe a squid.

    Black ink in all directions.

  109. Corker is what they used to call a dandy.

    Anyone who insists on wearing the diamond stick pin given to him by donors on his golf shirt is susceptible to that interpretation.

  110. When I hear establishment figures, like Pataki, Graham and Rubio attack Donald for being too authentic and truthful, I have to ask myself which would you rather have for a leader: one who tells voters the truth with the bark off devoid of pc. Or someone like Mitch the Bitch McConnell whose strong suit is hoodwinking voters in the manner Cruz describes in Chapter 1 of his book? Which is why I was so hopeful that the Democrat running against this corrupt man would defeat him. He is no fucking good.

  111. Donald Trump tops latest Fox News poll (Trump is on a roll, this will fuel his fire…)

    The latest Fox News national poll finds another reshuffling in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets a post-announcement bump and businessman Donald Trump claims more of the spotlight.

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still dominates the Democratic race. Yet the poll also warns trouble may be ahead for her.

    Among Republican primary voters, Trump captures 18 percent. He’s closely followed by Walker at 15 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14 percent. No one else reaches double-digits.

  112. THE ELITES TALKING POINTS (ARE BEGINNING TO) LACK CONVICTION.

    THE BIG MEDIA NARRATIVE IS FALLING APART, BECAUSE IT WAS BUILT ON THE LIE THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING ABOUT OBAMA FOR EIGHT YEARS.

    THEIR WORLD IS YESTERDAY (WHEN THEY COULD “ACT OUT” THEIR PRE-PUBESCENT FANTASIES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, WHILE AN IRONIC DEITY LOOKED ON)

    THIS TIME, THE DANGER IS TO THEM . . . INDIVIDUALLY AND PERSONALLY.

    AND THERE IS EASY NO WAY TO GET THE EVIL GENIE THEY UNLEASHED INTO THE PROVERBIAL BOTTLE.

    HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT THIS?

    I FEEL HAPPY.

    WHY?

    BECAUSE FOR ONE IN THEIR LIVES THEY ARE ON THE FIRING LINE.

    IT IS A FAR FAR BETTER THING THAT THE WRATH OF ISIS

    BE VISITED BY THE ELITES

    RATHER THAN BY THOSE WHO ARE INNOCENT.

    BECASUSE THE ELITES ARE THE ONES ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.

    Richard Ferandez amplifies these points, brilliantly.

    Of course the ISIS trademark strategy has been to attack the law enforcement apparatus, to burrow within for “insider attacks”; to infiltrate whatever it can. Their plan is to sow doubt, while they themselves are, despite their material weakness, full of confidence, the better to expose the painful timidity and impotence of the country’s leadership. Yet surely works in places like Syria or Iraq. It can’t work in a place where DHS, OPM, the State Department and the White House are on the alert. Can it?

    But though it may be a trick of psychology, the forced return to the “talking points” increasingly lacks conviction. It is as if the members of the media elite have finally begun to suspect that their world is falling apart; that this time the danger to them, individually and personally, is real. And they know why.

    “Your average Chattanooga family”. Maybe they were at that. The new normal. For as long as anyone can remember — back to the end of World War 2 at least — the world has been divided into two spaces: the universe of tragedy and the safe spaces where the comfortable could analyze, laugh and talk about the other place in godlike omniscience.

    There was the Middle East, Third World and Flyover Country and then there the nice places. The former was material for the Narrative.. The latter was where you got paid for writing that narrative. That happy dichotomy is at an end. The elite know what’s out there because they’ve shoved the dead, the deceit and the fraud into that outer darkness and retreated into the safety of the pentagram. The ghosts are peeling off the page; they won’t obey the Narrative any more. They are oozing past the edges of the pentagram. What to do?

    Ignore. Stomp on Major Garrett. Call him names. Believe, believe in Obama. Even so, they now seem haunted by the little things. Corners that they won’t glance into any more. Issues they won’t address. They refuse to speak about creaky noises that won’t go away. Are there empty letters from Mr and Mrs Karma in the mailbox? Ignore. We don’t know them.

  113. This is a very talented candidate who handles big media bullshit with a degree of finesse rarely seen with Republicans.

    I hope she makes it to the national debate.

    Maybe we could tell Rubio, i.e. Marco the Red that he is starting to look like wolf man, needs a back wax even if he has to pay for it this time, and arrange for that to occur in the same time slot as the debates. That would free up one seat on the national debate stage and Carley could get it. I think the country really needs to hear from her. She is damned good.

    https://youtu.be/ZZ6t7m5RlnQ

  114. When the political agenda of the nation fails to address the problems of the vast majority of its citizens, but comes to reflect instead, the arbitrary and capricious yearnings, hankerings and self flattering unctions of its wealthiest member, the Bourbon set who live in their own bubble, far from the maddening crowd, then revolution is in the wind.

    Obama’s statement that climate change is the biggest security threat facing the nation is an example of that. The elites admired him for that statement, while most people felt it was delusional, what with ISIS on the warpath, 100 million people out of work etc. The point is none of those things affect our elite class.

    They have jobs, gated communities and have no ability to imagine a set of needs beyond their own. Maselow’s Theory would have predicted as much, since the more basic needs have been met. Their greatest defect however is their lack of respect for this country. They see themselves as citizens of the world, therefore when they control government it cannot possibly serve the public good.

  115. I am actually shocked by the stupidity of Hillary’s campaign and I will be surprised if it works for her. I had expected her to come out as the candidate who said remember me in 2008 when I said x, y and Z. My policies were better. I (Hillary) supported our new POTUS but we still need change…our country is not where it needs to be.
    Many of us who campaigned for her do not recognize her and quite honestly don’t know who the real Hillary is. The one I see on the news is a kinda scary OBOT.

    Hillary seems to have dumped us moderates to ride O’s coattails despite the fact that the last election showed that O doesn’t have any. The only thing that may save Hillary is the woeful lack of knowledge of current events by even most educated American voters. People I speak to are totally unaware of her positions, the Iran treaty, the financial trouble many Americans are in for healthcare etc.

    That Hillary would turn her back on her strongest former supporters is not a good sign. We are a tough group and I for one no longer trust her at all. Her falling poll numbers just confirm what I and some others on this site have been saying. Unlike 2008, this time, Hillary has no one to blame but herself.

  116. I like Fiorina as well. It would truly SUCK if GOPe winnows her out of the debates in their effort cull down the crowded field swollen by the likes of Graham, Pataki, Huckleby, Santorum and any others of their ilk that NO ONE is going to vote for.

  117. Obots have probably promised her 130% voter support in Philadelphia and Colorado precincts.

  118. Obama Illegal Alien Criminal Release Exposed By JW

    Sanctuary cities are only part of the problem behind the deadly illegal alien crisis. Barack Obama’s administration has instituted “sanctuary” as a national policy.

    We have just obtained records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealing that nearly 260 illegal alien criminals, including 40 incarcerated for violent crimes, were released from Arizona detention facilities during the last week of February and the first two weeks of March 2013.

    This release begets lie after lie. After first denying that the mass release had taken place, the Obama administration claimed the releases were due to the anticipated sequestration budget cuts. The newly obtained records were uncovered because of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf of Edward Tuffly, a Tucson, AZ, resident.

    Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit for Mr. Tuffly in January 2015 after Homeland Security ignored his November 10, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking:

    Records sufficient to identify all ICE detainees released in late February or early March 2013 from the following detention facilities due to alleged fiscal or budget uncertainty: (a) Central Arizona Correctional Center in Florence, Arizona: (b) Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Arizona; (c) Florence Correctional Center in Florence, Arizona; (d) Florence SPC in Florence, Arizona; and (e) Pinal County Adult Detention Center in Florence, Arizona.

    For each detainee identified in response to Request No.1, the I-213 form(s) documenting the detainee’s arrest.

    For each detainee identified in response to Request No.1, records sufficient to identify: (a) the date the detainee was released; (b) the facility from which the detainee was released; (c) the detainee’s criminal history or criminal charges at the time of release; (d) methods of supervision to which the detainee was subjected; and (e) whether the detainee appeared for subsequent removal or other proceedings and/or was removed from the United States.

    The date range for the requested records was February 22 through March 15, 2013. This was the exact time period during which Homeland Security released more than 2,000 illegal aliens nationwide, later claiming the release was “solely for budgetary reasons,” though none of the anticipated sequestration budget cuts had yet taken place.

    From among the nearly 260 illegal aliens released from five Arizona correction facilities we can tell you that almost 40 of them are violent criminals who had been arrested for crimes including assault, domestic violence, weapons offenses, and battery. Nearly one in five had been arrested for drunk driving.

    The full list is below:

    Traffic Offense: 57

    Driving Under Influence Liquor: 55

    Disorderly Conduct: 15

    Failure to Appear: 14

    Illegal Entry: 13

    Assault: 9

    Drug Trafficking: 9

    Shoplifting: 8

    Larceny: 8

    Making False Report: 6

    Drug Possession: 6

    Weapons Offense: 6

    Forgery: 5

    Domestic Violence: 4

    Trespassing: 4

    Damage Property: 4

    Prostitution: 4

    Liquor: 3

    Marijuana: 3

    Damage Property-Private: 3

    Probation Violation: 3

    Liquor Possession: 2

    Identity Theft: 2

    Battery: 2

    Contributing to Delinquency of Minor: 2

    Commercial Sex: 2

    Fraud-False Statement: 2

    Fraud-Impersonating: 2

    Public Order Crimes: 2

    Violation of a Court Order: 2

    Robbery-Street Gun: 2

    Robbery: 2

    Narcotics Equip-Possession: 2

    Intimidation: 2

    Morals-Decency Crimes: 1

    Identity Theft: 1

    Cruelty Toward Wife: 1

    Smuggling: 1

    Smuggling Aliens: 1

    Fraud: 1

    Licensing Offense: 1

    Stolen Vehicle: 1

    Licensing Violation: 1

    Obstruct Criminal Investigation: 1

    Firing Weapon: 1

    Resisting Officer: 1

    Burglary Tools-Possession: 1

    Threat to Burn: 1

    Receive Stolen Property: 1

    Hit and Run: 1

    Obstruct Police: 1

    Possession of a Weapon: 1

    The Obama administration is refusing to divulge the names of the released criminals, which prevents law enforcement from protecting the public or notifying victims. Local authorities in Arizona, such as Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, have tried unsuccessfully to obtain information about this and other criminal alien releases by the Obama administration.

    In 2014, a Judicial Watch lawsuit forced the release of 76 pages of DHS documents revealing that, as of April 26, 2014, the Obama administration had released 165,900 convicted criminal aliens throughout the United States, including many convicted of such violent crimes as homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The reports we had at that time also showed that ICE had released another 30,000 in the most recent fiscal year, which brought the grand total of known criminals released by the Obama administration to 195,900. That number – and the attendant threat to the safety of you and every other American – a is clearly on the rise.

    Your Judicial Watch is a long-time national leader in advocating for a rule-of-law approach to illegal immigration. This work includes exposing and challenging dangerous sanctuary policies in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Arizona, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and more.

    For example, in 2011, as a result of Judicial Watch’s work, San Francisco was ordered to end its sanctuary policy that protected aliens arrested for certain drug offenses from being reported to ICE. We are now investigating whether the city violated the law again with its sanctuary policy that led to the release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and who allegedly gunned down Kate Steinle at one of the most popular tourist spots in San Francisco.

    We also filed a lawsuit in Chicago challenging Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s refusal to honor ICE immigration detainers or cooperate with ICE in identifying deportable criminal aliens. Cook County jails had released well over 1,000 criminal aliens sought by ICE in the 18 months prior the lawsuit’s filing in 2013. The suit is now before the Illinois Supreme Court.

    The lawsuit, Brian McCann v. Thomas J. Dart, was filed on behalf of lifetime Chicago resident Brian McCann, whose brother William “Denny” McCann, was run over and killed in June 2011 by an unlawfully present criminal alien who had just completed a two-year term of probation for a 2009 DUI conviction. The alien, Saul Chavez, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence, but was released by the sheriff from a Cook County jail in November 2011 despite an ICE immigration detainer.

    And I can’t tell you how many victims of illegal alien criminals the United States has informally aided or consoled over the years.

    Unlike politicians expressing outrage a day late and a dollar short about sanctuary policies, your JW has been fighting sanctuary policies with success in the courts and in the public square for years (for instance, see this 2007 story from Fox News).

    The Obama administration is obsessed with supporting nationwide sanctuary and unlawful amnesty for illegal aliens – even illegal aliens who have committed violent crimes. These new documents show the Obama administration’s soft-on-crime approach to illegal alien crime is a clear and present danger to the safety of innocent Americans. Obama is the sanctuary president, to the detriment of murder victims like Kate Steinle.

  119. So Ms. Carly Fiorina is “skilled” at handling the media. She had never been hit in the Hillary or Trump style. Will her being able to make mincemeat of Katie Couric qualify her to be a good president or VP? Seems like we have just had 7 years of a skilled media handler and how has that worked out. The Reps are lifting Fiorina up and doing all they can to get her in the debates since she is a great attack dog on Hillary. How about the media really vet Carly and her past employment and actions. Of course like seven years ago, that is not going to happen.

  120. The Reps are lifting Fiorina up and doing all they can to get her in the debates since she is a great attack dog on Hillary.
    ——-
    You know this for a fact?

    Or is it simply an assumption.

    The reason I ask is because her numbers are low and insiders do not think she will make it to the debates, but hope she does.

    A petition has been filed with the RNC to expand the number of candidates.

    If it is honored then your theory will be proved.

  121. Carly did another video, this one for Buzz feed.

    Buzz feed is a left wing site run by that cock sucker Ben Smith, who was hired to give it a flair of serious journalism–so they said.

    What a joke! Smith has never had a serious thought in his life, is a hater of this site, and in the words of the Smith Act–are you now or have you ever been a member of the communist party, or in this case a journalist. The answer for him would be yes and no.

    This video is terrible. As an exercise in humor, its lame. As an exercise in political positioning it is a disaster. It is a skit which places a woman executive in a position where she asks every catty question a sexist male would ask a woman only she asks it to a timid member of the male gender. In sum, it represents pandering to the toxic mind of a progressive, which is beneath her.

    Which leads to the following comment by the writer at Legal Insurrection. It is directed at Carly on dubious merits of reaching out to progressives on their terms. But it also applies with full force and effect to what Hillary is trying to do with them.

    Watch:

    She walked into a young, modern, progressive venue, and threw her own womanhood under the bus in an effort to pander to a base that will never vote for her.

    Fiorina has defined herself as a businesswoman, CEO, and force to be reckoned with; she should not have to—and should never (NEVER)—have to play into the hands of liberals who work every day to manufacture divides in our society.

    This isn’t effective outreach; it’s Stockholm Syndrome.

    As Professor Jacobson once said with regards to conservative candidates going on shows like Letterman, that exposure comes with a price. Generally hostile venues are always risky venues; it doesn’t mean we should never walk the fence, but we should be careful about who is waiting to catch (drop) us on the other side.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/07/hey-carly-fiorina-you-dont-have-to-do-this/

  122. You will be saddened to know that Andrea Mitchell missed the 102nd birthday of her father, in order to cover the glorious Iran deal.

    However, you will be relieved to know that she did at least show up for the 104th birthday of her hubbie Mr. Irrational Exuberance himself Alan Greenspan.

    She’s only a bird in a gilded cage,
    A beautiful sight to see.
    You may think she’s happy and free from care,
    She’s not, though she seems to be.
    ‘Tis sad when you think of her wasted life
    For youth cannot mate with age;
    And her beauty was sold for an old man’s gold,
    She’s a bird in a gilded cage.”

  123. wbboei

    July 17, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Andrea Mitchell – as a commenter on Hot Air observed today, “[s]he looks like she went bobbing for french fries”.

  124. Huffpo dumps Trump and suffers the wrath of the Gods. Bottom line: if he really cared about what they say, he could buy that money losing venture, fire the left wing pricks that run it, and hire actual journalists. But he will not do that because, when all is said and done, he likes the action. Its like the tale told by Mark Twain, where a lawyer moved into town and starved. Then a second lawyer moved into town and both of them prospered. The losers here are Jebediah and Marco the red. Meanwhile, the inside talk by big media is which of us did he kick in the groin this week, and can we convince the public that this is hurting all Republicans. If we cannot do that then being part of the elite class ourselves, we may go down with the good ship lollypop.
    —–
    The response by Donald’s campaign to Huffpo’s bullshit was swift, predictable and deadly:

    “If you read previously written Tweets, Mr. Trump has never been a fan of Arianna Huffington or the money-losing Huffington Post,” the campaign said. “The only clown show in this scenario is the Huffington Post pretending to be a legitimate news source. Mr. Trump is not focused on being covered by a glorified blog.”

    The site’s provocative editorial call quickly came under fire from both sides of the political spectrum, not just the Trump campaign.

    Rich Noyes, research director at the conservative Media Research Center, said the decision on a candidate’s legitimacy should be up to voters, not the media.

    “It seems high and mighty of the Huffington Post to decide who is and who isn’t a real candidate when Donald Trump is leading in the Republican polls right now,” Noyes said. “They wouldn’t have taken kindly if the rest of the media had treated Arianna Huffington’s run for governor of California as a sideshow. I would say it’s up to the voters to decide who is a real candidate and who is not.”

  125. blowme0bama
    July 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm
    ——
    Wow.

    Bobbing for French fries.

    Does wonders for the complexion.

    Be still my heart.

  126. blowme0bama
    July 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm
    I like Fiorina as well. It would truly SUCK if GOPe winnows her out of the debates in their effort cull down the crowded field swollen by the likes of Graham, Pataki, Huckleby, Santorum and any others of their ilk that NO ONE is going to vote for.
    ——-
    Yes.

    The only stage that Graham Cracker, Pachyderm, Huckleberry Hound and Sanitarium belong on is the first stage out of town.

  127. Southern Born
    July 17, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    —–
    I totally agree, Southern!

    The fact that Carley is also a woman, she is being used as a woman to make the low blows with the GOP’s blessing.

    Carley sucks and she has no chance, thank God of winning the GOP primary. She is being used, pure and simple. I wonder if Repug women admire her as a real candidate??

  128. jbstonesfan
    July 17, 2015 at 6:55 pm
    I would not be surprised to see Biden or Warren jump in…
    ——-
    I would (be surprised if they did, jb)

    I do not think either one of them relishes the buzz saw.

    And what can they offer that Bernie Sander cannot?

    Biden is a moron–and I mean that in the nicest way

    Warren is Sander redux

    In sum, neither of them represents value added to the democrat field.

  129. Then again, that may be the wrong way to look at it.

    Democrat politics is not about policy, it is about personalities.

    In other words, identity politics, and the theater that goes with it.

    Conversely, it is not about the public good, or the ability to deliver what is promised.

    To a political scientist, Warren and Sander are the same, since they advocate the same policies.

    To a low information voter, one of them is the great grand daughter of Sitting Bull, and the other is Howard Beal in the movie Network, i.e. We are mad as hell and will not take it anymore.

    A choice of personalities, not policies, or the ability to deliver on them.

    If it were my call I would let both of them bob for frenchfries, and whoever stays down longer would get my vote.

  130. From last thread:
    freespirit
    July 15, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Free, I was reading the last thread from bottom up, and when I came to what was yours, I assumed it was a copied and pasted article – but I got to the top, and it was “just” you. It was a really well written comment!

  131. Ah yes.

    The default position of bots when their god fails

    He would have done more but the Republicans fought him every step of the way

    A variation on the old saw if your aunt had balls she would be your uncle

    Or perhaps Bruce Jenner

    And the rebuttal.

    Obama is a fraud, a failure, and refuses to take responsibility for anything he does.

    Which just goes to show that when people with differing points of view

    Have a chance to present their position and listen to what the other side has to say

    Then we do not get agreement, but what labor attorneys call instant impasse, and all that goes with it.

    Like we see here:

    1. The sneaky cringing Obot Attacks!

    Jeffrey Tierney 7 hours ago
    @Addison Gardner @Yup OK Well Addison, I guess you missed the part about the Republicans in Congress pledging on Day 1 to make Obama a one term President. I guess they were not part of your “most.” Give me a freaking break.

    2. Whereupon the defender of truth responds– in kind:

    Randy LargentRandy Largent 7 hours ago
    @Jeffrey Tierney @Addison Gardner @Yup OK What did you expect? An announcement suggesting that they wished him tremendous success and might consider changing the Constitution to make him President for life? Are you really that naive?
    Have you listened to comments made by Harry Reid? You know, the Harry Reid who basically admitted that he knew he was lying about Romney’s tax situation… and then said he had no regrets about what he’d said?

    3. Whereupon the Obot gives a cloud cuckooland reply generic to the specie, followed by a personal insult:

    Jeffrey TierneyJeffrey Tierney 6 hours ago
    @Randy Largent @Jeffrey Tierney @Addison Gardner @Yup OK What did I expect? I expected them to work with Obama to improve things for all of us, especially the middle class. You my friend are an absolute fool and indicative of the GOP. Enough. See you in 2016.

    4. Whereupon a Good Samaritan intervenes and lectures the Obot. (Obots like to give lectures, but do not take kindly to receiving them)

    ken rodgersken rodgers 2 hours ago
    @Jeffrey Tierney @Randy Largent @Addison Gardner @Yup OK So Obama “improved” things for all of us by causing health insurance premiums to go through the roof? By blowing almost a trillion dollars for “shovel-ready jobs that weren’t shovel-ready?

    5. And then the coups de gas–(The high inside fast ball that forces the Obot to back away from home plate).

    Randy LargentRandy Largent 5 hours ago
    @Jeffrey Tierney @Addison Gardner @Yup OK Too bad you had to work so long. I retired at 29… got bored after getting a single digit handicap, went back to work, and then retired again at 39. Now, I’m working with a number of top scientists to finance water purification systems for villages in third world countries.

    I stand by my earlier comments. You are indeed a small person. You do a lot of name calling, etc. That’s a sign of someone not intellectually capable of making a logical argument.

    6. Epilogue: I love a Frank Capra ending like this one.

  132. A new Gallup poll PROVES that John Roberts has achieved the very result he hoped to avoid, i.e. he has turned the Court into what the American People as a whole now perceive as a completely partisan institution. When a mere 18% Republicans, and 76% of Democrats approve of the highest court it cannot be otherwise. The founding fathers intended that the court be non-political institution. This is a red herring however. The real justification is that Roberts is a vain man, a coward, and is more afraid of the NYT than the American People.

  133. A dreadful thought just occurred to me.

    A bad dream I cannot get out of my head:

    Eight years of Backtrack, followed by eight more years of Backwax.

    A national fate worse than death.

    Backwax would bring in a billion illegals.

    Hola Jorge Ramos. Hola imigrante ilegales. Usted es mi amigos. Nosotros robaran por los gringos estupido. Muy bien. Vamanos.

    To FOX News: I told the Mexican people in their own language that we must have border security, and illegal immigration must stop!

    Lets put it this way.

    I don’t much like dynasties either.

    But would rather have a dynasty that starts with the letter C.

    Than eight years of Marco the Red who is fluent, but not congruent in two languages.

  134. Bush plants 500 campaign “salts” in the audience.

    He takes the stage after Rubio.

    Whereupon the salts go wild, and a band of Mariachis

    Also hired by Bush play The Impossible Dream.

    A campaign coup, he has upstaged Marco the red

    Without lifting a finger or saying a word/

    Then he speaks and the cheers give way to loud boos

    Hijo de puto (shithead) they scream

    Esta es mi promiso: amnesty y full voting right

    Linchar el gringo they scream

    Moral to the story–take away for Boosh

    Keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool

    Rather than open it and remove all doubt

    Porque en boca cerrado no entre moscas

    (A closed mouth attracts no flies)

    He waves, tells them te adoro, and adios.

    Big media reports his meeting went swimmingly.

    So swimmingly that Marco the red is pissed.

  135. Hwc
    You got it bad for Cruz. Like PFA restraining order bad. Do what you want but I’d suggest turning it down a wee bit. I am open to a Cruz run but your incessant cheerleading makes me want to dislike him.

  136. And, who can blame him

    Marco is Hispanic

    That is the only thing he is authentic about.

    Bush is not Hispanic.

    But he pretends to be.

    So he can poach on Marco’s demographic.

    That is the unkindest cut of all.

  137. henry
    July 18, 2015 at 4:07 am
    —-
    Henry, he may turn out to be yet another disappointment.

    But at this point, he and Donald are the only ones who are pointing the finger in the right direction.

    Which is to say at the elites who have grown rich feeding on our bones.

    I was thinking about this the other night, in an el fin de siglo sense.

    Two centuries ago, the elites kicked the slavery question down the road for fifty years

    Calhoun had his great compromise, Taney his court decision, but at the end of the day it blew up in their faces.

    Today’s elites are sitting in hog heaven, but kicking the debt question down the road.

    And that problem will explode at some point as well.

    The only answer I can see is to delouse both parties, removing the parasites that bleed us dry as a nation.

    That to me is the hope of a Cruz candidacy.

    This is not to suggest that he would be as radical as I am, sitting here in front of a computer.

    All I ask is that the current trend line which is headed toward bankruptcy, and tyranny be reversed.

    And I would not do it immediately which could destabilize everything but with all deliberate speed.

    Having a national debt has certain advantages, but now we are well past the point of diminishing returns.

    The estimablel Nial Ferguson thinks the breaking point is 24 trillion.

    Within a year, we will be at twenty million at the rate Backtack is going.

    If a defendant is presumed to have intended the natural and probable consequences of his action

    Then it is clear to me that Obama so hates this nation that he is willing to bankrupt it, whereas I am not.

  138. The one other thing about Cruz is his faith in the constitution.

    A document written by Madison under the supervision of his mentor Washington.

    After studying history and learning how republics die.

    When false gods and emperors like Obama, arrogate all power to themselves.

    Under him, safegards like the separation of powers, federalism and the bill of rights are all expendable.

    All the heavy lifting Madison did to preserve our liberty is being dumped into the dustbin of history in the name of expendiency.

    The Cruz candidacy is a rebellion against that.

    His faith in the constitution is true and adorable.

  139. I still think the crowded GOP field was by design to give Bush cover. No one could have predicted what Trump had to say and how it caught on. I was in the casino playing poker at 9 am. Ever been to a pre breakfast poker game? Hard core is an under statement they were all talking about Trump. I lack the funds to sit at a high stakes table. I was holding a seat. I won the guy a few grand as if five thousand is a normal bet. No I love poker but 100 is steep for me. Talking about guys that play with a hundred grand and don’t think about it. I become ill if I lose 50. Anyhow the talk was Trump and they all liked him. I would say a few million sitting at the table regular dudes that are sick of usual politics. They were waiting for liquer store to open and then they took their game to a hotel room. Did you know if you leave a tip on a credit card but also hand cash the hand to hand stuff can be considered a gift. These guys left 10% on cards but palmed her a lot. They also hit the busboy.

  140. Wbboei
    I am not a legal scholar i like so many others fell under the spell of Skokie. A captivating story and the one time I think the ACLU was right. I was a lit major taking an ethics course that case blew me away no easy answers but the penumbras of law were on full display. It is almost perfect the perfect case. I have friends that went to Ivy League law schools that quote it and say it was Supreme Court decision
    . No it never went there.

  141. henry
    July 18, 2015 at 4:07 am
    ——————————
    Henry,

    Be warned. We have a troll here who came on the blog pretending to be a Hillary supporter who was looking for a good candidate to vote for. However, they proceeded to post a lot of false information in support of Obama’s treachery. Then they tuned in on wbboei’s interest in Cruz and have been exploiting that while they periodically turd bomb Hillary. It does appear that they are an Obamabot anal-obsessed Kook here to disrupt and misdirect with the intent to take down Hillary 2016.

    SCROLL is my suggestion.

  142. blowme0bama
    July 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    wbboei

    July 17, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Andrea Mitchell – as a commenter on Hot Air observed today, “[s]he looks like she went bobbing for french fries”.
    ________________________

    😆

  143. Anyhow the talk was Trump and they all liked him.
    ———-
    That to me is the entire point–or 90% of it.

    He speaks for them.

    Compare Bush.

    Who does Jebediah speak for?

    A family of Connecticut Yankee patricians

    That general Smedley Butler (USMC)

    Called the “War is a racket crowd”?

    That has been looting the country?

    Since the aftermath of the civil war

    Immersing us in banana wars?

    And trading with Hitler?

    Oh Jebedia Boosh, how do I love thee

    Let me count the ways

    And Obama.

    Who does that sociopath speak for?

    Correction.

    Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND does Obama speak for?

    (Note: that question narrows the field, yes?)

    Only himself.

    Oh you could say he speaks for black people.

    He is a symbol.

    A-symbol-of-what???

    20% unemployment

    A system where the rich get rich and the poor get poorer.

    That is some symbol.

    More like devil worship.

    It makes you wonder if bullshit rules the world

    Or just hypocrisy.

    Only Bullet Bob Corker knows for sure.

  144. I could tell you what I would like to do with that diamond stick pin of his

    But modesty prevents me from doing so

    It is enough to know that Obama played him for a sucker

    That is retribution enough, for now.

  145. Climate activists

    PETA

    Code Pink

    Environmental Terrorists

    Black Lives Matter Agitators

    Global Trade Ninjas

    The internet Kooks

    The NYT editorial staff

    They’re all the same

    Today, that is the base of the democrat party

    Yet the only thing big media worries about

    Is the Tea Party?

    Which suggests a level of dysfuctionality

    That exceeds everything else

    Even their blatant unabashed in your face partisanship

    Which will kill their business in the end

    Reasonable people will take their business elsewhere

    Unreasonable people will consult the anarchists handbook

    And continue their devil worship of Obama.

  146. Jbstonesfan: by now, I expect you have purchased a copy of Michael Oren’s excellent book “Ally” which explores the complex and increasingly hostile approach of the Obama administration toward Israel.

    This article focuses on critical chapter in that book and raises a central question, i.e. we are one?, referring to American Jews vs. Israeli Jews.

    The indifference of American Jews to the plight of their fellows in Israel, and their desire not to be perceived as controversial lest that touch off anti Semitism in on these shores, given the toxic state of our cultural software today, may explain some of this.

    I know the frustration you have felt in trying to reach other members of your community, who cannot seem to see the forest for the trees on this issue.

    But in the end, grand pronouncements about an inseparable bond between the US and Israel are just words if the feeling is not there in the heart. With Obama, we know it is not.
    ——-

    Oren the diplomat’s best efforts falter, however, when he considers the role of American Jews in the U.S. media. He writes:

    [Reporting about] the alleged erosion of human rights in Israel, its oppression of Palestinians, and misuse of military force, with alarmingly few exceptions … [are] authored by Jews. … The preponderance of Jews in the U.S. media often means, simply, that Israel is subjected to scrutiny and standards imposed on no other foreign nation.

    And in a passage least likely to endear him to liberal American Jews, Oren says:

    [I] could not help questioning whether American Jews really felt as secure as they claimed. Perhaps persistent fears of anti-Semitism impelled them to distance themselves from Israel and its often controversial policies. Maybe that was why so many of them supported Obama, with his preference for soft power, his universalist White House [Passover] seders, and aversion to tribes.

    But before this gets too acrid, Oren the diplomat again intervenes, saying he “had to remind myself that [the] solid majority of [American] Jews still stood united behind our State,” and he recounts a pleasant experience at an American synagogue.

    But, again, cheerful, accommodating Oren can’t hold the stage for long. Ending his “We Are One?” section on a note of bitterness and foreboding, Oren writes that as the Iranian nuclear program continued to progress during the Obama years, “American Jews for the most part remained impassive.” When he tries to get American rabbis to “address the Iranian threat in their sermons,” they give him the cold shoulder, calling the issue “too divisive.”

    What sort of “oneness” is there when a community feels itself to be under an existential threat, and the other — for the most part — can’t seem to get overly concerned about it, and continues to back the president whose policies keep making the threat worse?

    I am, of course, sympathetic to the view Michael Oren sets forth in Ally. I moved to Israel from the U.S. five years after he did. Gradually the place gets under your skin. Along with the many aspects that instill pride, there’s a sense of loneliness; the feeling that — it was, after all, the driving force behind Zionism — Jews are on their own and will have to look out for themselves.

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/are-israelis-and-american-jews-one/

  147. Off Topic, but very interesting article on the expected impact of Chinese money in Vancouver, that describes the terrible environmental price they paid for the “economic growth”:

    An increasing cause of unrest is the extraordinary environmental destruction of China, the run-off from its fast and furious economic development. Chinese government reports say that most of underground aquifers, which provide 70 per cent of China’s drinking water, are irredeemably polluted. The water in more than 75 per cent of Chinese rivers is unsuitable for drinking or fishing. And, incredibly, about 30 per cent of China’s rivers are too polluted for their waters to be used for agriculture or industry. Nearly 700 million people, over half the population, drink water contaminated with human or animal waste.
    ————-
    http://www.factsandopinions.com/galleries/opinion-columns/jonathan-manthorp-international-affairs/vancouver-not-mind-numbingly-boring-but-vacuously-vain/

    Globalism is an epic con job to exploit the world. The Chinese are coming and they want your real estate. And we know why. Things are awful over there and there was a posting on Craigslist the other day about how they are rounding up human rights activist and becoming ever more oppressive as the financial system fails.

    Ironically, the Chinese have been selling off US Treasury bonds to pump in to their stock market.

  148. Monica Crowley is one of the sharpest knives in the drawer.

    While the Republican establishment runs around like chickens with their heads cut off, not sure whether to attack Trump or ride his coattails and while the clueless Democrat establishment guffaws in sheer delight and deludes itself into thinking he is destroying the Republican Party, Monica explains the secret to Donald’s success. He is a brawler who is willing to take on all comers, and wage a national war of liberation against a corrupt establishment of both parties.
    ———-
    The real reasons Donald Trump is surging
    Running as if he has nothing to lose may be the way to win

    By Monica Crowley – – Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Donald Trump is rocking the Republican race for president. He’s running strong in the polls, dominating media coverage, and holding rallies that are attracting cheering crowds of thousands of people.

    What’s going on? How did the flashy superstar businessman of the 1980s turned reality show celebrity — and former registered Democrat and donor who’s expressed support for single-payer health care and abortion — become one of the leading contenders in the Republican presidential race?

    There are a few explanations, which have more to do with the conservative base than with Mr. Trump. No one knows if Mr. Trump will be able to maintain his momentum. But love him or hate him, agree with him or not, he is performing a number of critically important services from which the other candidates can learn, if they are smart enough to follow his lead (if not his brash style.)

    First and most importantly, he unabashedly champions America — and Americans. He has very effectively turned the tables on the left, which has weaponized its agenda against anyone who dares to disagree with it. We are branded as racists, sexists, Islamophobes, homophobes and bigots, while they use the full force of government to force compliance. Most Americans are sick of being turned into the enemy, stripped of both our hard-earned money to pay for the leftist agenda and our ability to feel good about ourselves in our own country. Further, by turning what Hillary Clinton calls “everyday Americans” into the enemy, the left has made it harder to see and deal with our real enemies, such as the Islamic State, Iran, Russia and the Muslim Brotherhood. The subtext of Mr. Trump’s message? Stop making us the enemy. That’s immensely powerful.

    Second, he is unapologetic. He has refused to cave in to the leftist mafia-style intimidation racket, which gins up faux outrage and applies public pressure for an apology. After Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexico, the predictable outrage cycle began, and some of his business partners dumped him. And yet, he refused to apologize, because he was largely correct: A whopping 71 percent of non-American citizens in federal prisons are from Mexico, while Mexican criminals make up a stunning 16 percent of all convicts serving time in federal penitentiaries. That’s a major burden for the American taxpayer and a dangerous situation for us all. Mr. Trump doesn’t give in to the leftist mob — and neither should the other candidates.

    Third, he fights back. His comments on illegal immigration stirred great controversy, but they were simply one part of his broader message that America is slipping away quickly — at the hands of the professional political class that cares more about retaining power than it does about the American people. Many voters believe the 2016 election is the last chance to save the country before it slides under the waves of statism. Mr. Trump gives voice to that anger, fear and frustration — and conveys the will to push back. His campaign slogan sums it up: “Make America great again.”

    Fourth, he is the anti-politician. When Mr. Trump says “China is eating our lunch,” “I respect Mexico greatly as a country. But the problem we have is their leaders are much sharper than ours, and they’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on trade,” and “I would take [the Islamic State] out so fast,” those “everyday Americans” hear truth and action, two things largely missing from the governing class. Details are thin as to how he would accomplish those things, but so what? Hillary Clinton isn’t exactly bursting with policy details at this point, either.

    Lastly, he is anti-establishment. Many conservative voters feel utterly betrayed by a Republican establishment that has relentlessly marginalized them, their candidates and their beliefs. Mr. Trump is telling the base that he hears and shares its concerns. Last week, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, asked Mr. Trump to “tone it down.” Mr. Trump responded with a massive rally in Phoenix at which he said illegal immigrants “flow in like water.” The more others, such as fellow candidates Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry, criticize Mr. Trump, the more “establishment” they appear to the base, and the more support Mr. Trump receives.

    Donald Trump doesn’t need the presidency. With a multibillion-dollar empire, he’ll be just fine without it. That has liberated him to say and do things that may be unconventional and not particularly graceful, but which resonate strongly with an electorate parched for truth — and for the battle for the future.

    The other candidates should take note: Running as if you have nothing to lose may, in fact, be the way to win.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/15/monica-crowley-the-real-reasons-donald-trump-is-su/#ixzz3gH3PegXP
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  149. Trump is acting “stupidly”…no matter how much McCain uses his POW, you can’t diss him on that subject, he was a war hero.
    Come on man!!!

  150. One of the things Axelrod held over McCain’s head, in addition to the more public attack on his wife for her prior drug abuse, was a North Viet Namese guard at the Hanoi Hilton who was prepared to come forward and attack the war hero image. Furthermore, some comments his dad made about his time in captivity which had a pre emptive tone of forgiveness to them. That and more leads me to believe that McCain is not quite the war hero he pretends to be. Rather, this is simply a case of when the facts conflict with the legend, print the legend. And, John, bless his hear, has not only printed it. He has used it as a vehicle to pursue high public office. Only it is not entirely true.

  151. As I mentioned before Gonzo, there is another member of congress who is a bona fide hero and prisoner of war. He is from your state, in the district just north of Dallas. His name is Sam Johnson. He was held in captivity longer than McCain, and they broke his body, but they never broke his soul, his spirit or his patriotism. McCain name drops that experience whenever he gets cornered. Johnson does not speak of it but if you visit him he will give you a free copy of his biography recounting that dreadful experience and his family who stood by him through it all. He was an air force pilot, made of the right stuff. He sponsored a bill I wrote years ago on workplace violence. By now he is probably dead or retired.

  152. Admiral Stockdale, Perots erstwhile running mate, was a third member of that Hanoi Hilton fraternity. Another bona fide hero, not a poseur.

  153. Lu4PUMA
    July 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm
    Who do you think Trump would pick for VP?
    ——
    Not a professional politician.

    He would be wise to consider Carly or Carson as either of them would lend gravitas to his candidacy.

    Carly shares his business background and his desire to get this country moving forward again, and creates a gender balance.

    Carson lends an element of dignity, unity and high moral character, and would be a highly effective contrast to Obama.

    Ted would be appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I do not see him in a vp role. One attack dog against the corrupt establishment is enough.

  154. Roberts would be told he needed to spend more time with his family, and to not let the door hit him on the way out the door.

  155. I wonder whether plugging McCain will do any good.

    I am just telling you that there is more to the McCain story than people in the know are willing to admit.

    Part of the reason is he has a nasty disposition, and is imperious.

    His incessant references to being a “war hero” get very old.

    And I know all the stories he has told about this, since his campaign manager was a friend of mine.

    I am all for war heroes, but the real ones don’t go around bragging about it.

    I find his invocation of it to be perhaps a little banal.

  156. Halperin is a man of low moral character.

    Cruz’s response to him was skillful.

    First of all, he neutralized McCain, who has been a fierce critic of Cruz.

    Second, he called Halperin to task for trying to bait him into attacking Trump.

    Third, he differentiated between attacking their policies and attacking their character.

    Fourth, he said he will not attack people’s character even though the may at the instigation of big media seek to attack his.

    This is a fine example of the art that conceals the art.

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