Summer Of Trump III: Stompin’ GA6, Iowa Rally

Update II: The consequences of the brilliant Trump win in GA6 continue to be felt. First, there are calls from Obama Dimocrats for Nancy Pelosi to leave the Obama Dimocrats’ House leadership top spot. As is usual, President Trump feigns tears and declares he wants Pelousy to stay as the face of the Obama Dimocrat Party. “It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did.”

Such is the devastation felt by Obama Dimocrats from the GA6 loss to Karen Handel/Trump that they have exhumed the carcass of Barack Obama. Yup, the kiss of death is back to remove more Obama Dimocrats out of careers in politics. Why anyone thinks Barack Obama will be of any help to win any seat is mystifying. Unlike President Trump who has the golden Midas touch, as every candidate he supports wins, Barack Obama has a record of Midas touch in reverse and every candidate Obama supports turns to sh*t (we warned Hillary about this but she would not listen to intelligent advice). In 2009 Obama campaigned against Scott Brown, Chris Christie, and Bob McDonald.

In all the post 2008 races of 2009 Republicans won after Obama kiss of deathed them. Anyone remember the Obama kissed candidates called Creigh Deeds and Arlen Specter for whom Obama campaigned and kiss of deathed? In 2010 after Obama declared that “you’ve got me” as a boast to boost the Obama Dimocrats running for office – kiss of death Obama killed again. The Obama Dimocrats Obama campaigned for were decimated in the elections after kiss of death Obama campaigned.

The GA6 Trump victory has also unhinged Hollyweird has-been stars. Faded actor Johnny Depp continued down the path of assassination threats against President Trump. That’s all these weirdos have left. The left only has weirdos and assassination threats left to salve their GA6 wound. Depp reminded an overseas audience that an actor shot a president and it’s about time for a repeat performance. Depp continues in the jihad of Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Mickey Rourke, Larry Wilmore, George Lopez, Marilyn Manson, Mad-donna, Robert De Niro, the NY Public Theater, and Moby.

These weirdoes don’t understand that the “normals” are repulsed by them and therefore run to the ballot box to vote in support of President Trump. Keep up the Get Out The Vote efforts on behalf of Trump, dumbasses.

Golden Midas touch President Trump will continue to win, as he did in GA6, which drives his enemies into madness.

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Update: Trump. Iowa. Rally. Does President Trump go after North Korea for their vile murder of Otto Warmbier? Does President Trump remind America of the leftist thug that shot GOP congressmen at a baseball practice? Does President Trump gloat over GA6? Does President Trump focus on tech and the federal government (and point out that the reason so much federal government tech is out of date by decades is that federal bureaucrats don’t like up to date computer software is because the bureaucrats make themselves indispensable and protect their jobs when only they understand the out of date mess they manage)? We think President Trump should imitate or update Jackie Gleason “how sweeeeeet it is!”



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The cheers at the Karen Handel victory party thundered “Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump”.



Yeah, it was Trump who dun-did it. Trump won the Georgia 6 district in 2016 with a trim and slim 1.5 percent. Handel again won the district despite all the Big Media/Obama Dimocrat crap polls, projections, pundits, and wishcasting. So much for the “It’s over for Trump tripe.”

Why? Why did Obama Dimocrats flush over $30 million in the Handel v. Tossoff race? It wasn’t stupidity. It was a calculation. Obama Dimocrats figured they couldn’t lose.

The Georgia 6th district race was not about the not very good candidate Karen Handel. Obama Dimocrats didn’t even really care about the voters of the Georgia 6th. Their candidate did not even live in the district. Their candidate ran in the primary by declaring “Make Trump Furious”. In the general election the Obama Dimocrat candidate ran almost as a Trump supporter in order to get votes. The Obama Dimocrats had bigger fish to fry other than the voters they despise.

The Obama Dimocrats targeted their $31 million terror campaign against the RINOs and the WHINOs.

The goal of the Obama Dimocrats was to separate President Trump from the GOP RINOs and whiners. The GOP RINOs and whiners (hereinafter WHINOs) wanted an excuse to run away from President Trump. The Obama Dimocrats know that the GOP establishment would like an excuse to run away from President Trump. So, the Obama Dimocrats calculated that if they spent tens of millions to defeat President Trump in a district he barely won, the GOP RINOs and WHINOs would stampede away from President Trump in pretend fear of losing their elections.

Obama Dimocrats did not count on President Trump trumping. Obama Dimocrats thought that President Trump would avoid mention of the GA6 race because President Trump would never want to get involved in a race that had everything against him. Obama Dimocrats had tens of millions, a young male candidate to attack a not so young woman, enthusiasm from the Obama Dimocrat left as well as the Bernie Sanders Socialist left, and Big Media and the rest of the party were all in to defeat the hapless Karen Handel who barely came in first in the crowded GOP primary.

Then, Trump tweeted and triumphed.

Once Again, against the polls, Big Media, the GOP establishment, the Deep State, the Obama Dimocrat big dollar donors, leftist thugs, assassins, pajama boys, NeverTrumpers, and everyone who did not vote for candidate Trump in November 2016 – Trump triumphed.

Lessons? This election was essentially meaningless. The goal was to separate the GOP leadership, RINOs and WHINOs from President Trump and that has once again failed because Trump voters love to Trump! Trump! Trump! The only lasting lesson from this election we can think of is one we wrote about years ago.

Years ago we wrote about how the Obama Dimocrats and those in the Dim establishment hated the white working class and white people generally. Now the Obama Dimocrats find themselves in desperate need of white votes. GA6 is not a big white working class district but it does have lots of white voters. The same white voters the Obama Dimocrats thought they no longer needed due to their new “coalition of the ascendant” which was a euphemism for “no whites need apply”.

All that “misogyny” talk? The Obama Dimocrats ran a “male” pajama boi against a woman yet again. The misogynists continue to run men against women in the Obama Dimocrat party.

The big lesson for Obama Dimocrats is that if they can’t win in a district with lots of “high education” voters that don’t love President Trump even after they spend tens of millions of dollars to get a victory, they won’t win. As we are fond of constantly reminding our readers, election 2018 and 2020 will be reruns of election 2016. If Trump voters stick with President Trump then the GOP leadership has to stick with President Trump and the 2016 elections are a rerun. Obama Dimocrats can’t get the voters they disparage daily.

It was yet another special election loss for Obama Dimocrats in the Age Of Trump. All the pretend reasons for flushing tens of millions of dollars down the drain went down the drain:

Democrats hope an Ossoff victory could deal a blow to Trump’s presidency and the GOP agenda, while giving other candidates a path to flipping more conservative strongholds. Republicans see a Handel win as a chance to bolster incumbents in competitive districts who are nervous about allying with Trump. [snip]

Ossoff is still expected to have the edge, but just how wide the margin is could determine the race. [snip]

The Trump factor:

By now, the dynamics are familiar to any 6th District voter: Trump barely carried the district in November, and his approval ratings are weak across the area, giving Democrats hope they can flip the district.

Ossoff launched his campaign with tough anti-Trump talk but has emphasized a more moderate message; Handel embraced Trump and his top priorities while saying she won’t be an “extension” of his White House.

Just how much will Trump factor into the outcome? The president has sent a flurry of tweets and robocalls supporting Handel’s campaign. But she’s also allied with other GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Ossoff has tried to hone in on Republicans frustrated with Trump. Mailers vow he’ll “stand up” to the president while he talks of how both parties are “complicit” in wasteful spending.

The reason for the dual-track messaging: He needs at least 10 percent, perhaps as much as 15 percent, of GOP voters to back him. And if he doesn’t win over enough GOP support, he might be in for a long night.

The good news for Ossoff? Now he doesn’t have to move. For Obama Dimocrats the news is all glum. Even the Socialists are turning against Obama Dimocrats:

Jill Stein: ‘Pathetic’ excuse by Dems that campaign was tool of Russian influence

It’s a “deep fissure” up to now ignored by Big Media in order to hurt Trump:

Ossoff’s Georgia Special Election Loss to GOP’s Handel Exposes Deep Fissures in the Democratic Party in the Trump Era

Democrats continued their special election losing streak on Tuesday as one of the party’s bright hopes, Jon Ossoff, lost his bid for a suburban Atlanta Congressional seat long held by Republicans—a painful defeat that highlights deep fissures in the party.

Democrats have lost every special Congressional election since President Donald Trump took office. In addition to the Georgia race, the party failed to pick up seats vacated by Republican House members who joined the Trump cabinet in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina, although they ran far ahead of their usual numbers.

The seat in Georgia was a tantalizing one for Democrats. Hillary Clinton only lost the district by 1 percent in the 2016 presidential race, and when Trump tapped Representative Tom Price to be his Health and Human Services Secretary, Democrats hoped they could win this seat for the first time since the 1970s. [snip]

But Ossoff’s centrism alienated some progressives. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders eventually endorsed him, but only after publicly questioning whether he was a true progressive. And some on the left never cottoned to a Democrat who stressed his fiscal conservatism. In the end, Ossoff lost the seat by six points, more than the margin in Tuesday’s congressional race in South Carolina to replace Mick Mulvaney, now Trump’s budget director. (Archie Parnell, a little known tax expert was defeated by GOP veteran Ralph Norman). [snip]

The basic schism in the party—should it be more progressive—is now even more apparent now that Democrats have failed to pick up Price’s seat in Georgia. [snip]

But for now, Republicans in Congress are increasingly confident they can survive—and maybe even thrive—in the Trump era.

It’s the leftist totalitarian kooks versus the far far far left socialist totalitarian kooks. That’s why in South Carolina and Georgia the GOP won.

The RINOs and WHINOs? Now they have no excuse. They have to stick with President Trump:

Republicans may see holding the seat as one sign that Trump’s agenda and lack of popularity may not be as damaging for the party as Democrats hope. Separately on Tuesday, Republican Ralph Norman avoided an upset by winning a special election in South Carolina’s 5th District, a seat vacated by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

Speaking after her win, Handel said her first priorities in Congress will be finishing the GOP health-care bill and working to lower corporate and individual tax rates. [snip]

Underscoring the national attention on the race, Trump repeatedly chimed in on it multiple times leading up to the results.

In a Tuesday tweet that started with “KAREN HANDEL FOR CONGRESS,” Trump said she would “fight for lower taxes, great healthcare” and “strong security.”

As Handel won Tuesday, Trump tweeted that Handel did a “fantastic job” and said “we are all very proud of you.”

He later issued a comment on the overall result in both races that lauded a 5 -0 record in congressional races since his election.

Handel also thanked the president in her victory speech, prompting chants of “Trump!” from supporters.

Hey, just a thought here, but, um, maybe President Trump is not as “unpopular” as Big Media repeatedly asserts after every Trump triumph!


On this first day of seasonal summer, it is still Summer of Trump as we wrote back in 2015.



If you think it is a scorcher in the city, wait until President Donald J. Trump surfs the cornfields of Iowa at his rally tonight in a county Hillary Clinton won.

It’s gonna be a prairie fire. We’ll be watching.

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99 thoughts on “Summer Of Trump III: Stompin’ GA6, Iowa Rally

  1. TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!

    Here is some more good news. The illegals are not so bold about doing illegal driving (and killing thousands every year). I see them on the road here in Florida, driving like they are jacked up on coyote juice and have had some close calls with a few. Some of them are outrageously arrogant, too.

    Trump Blamed For Slumping Gasoline Demand As Illegal Immigrants Stay Home

    At a time of year when gasoline demand should be soaring and inventories tumbling, neither is happening and economists, policy-makers, and politicians are perplexed. However, Barclays Capital has an idea – it’s because undocumented immigrants are scared to get behind the wheel.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-21/trump-blamed-slumping-gasoline-demand-illegal-immigrants-stay-home

  2. Eventually, the wisdom of the position we took in early 2017 will become conventional wisdom:

    http://nypost.com/2017/06/20/next-up-a-special-counsel-to-probe-team-obamas-obstruction-of-justice/

    Next up: a special counsel to probe Team Obama’s obstruction of justice

    By using fired FBI Director James Comey to attack the new Republican administration, Democrats have opened up a legal can of worms for the Obama administration.

    Under sworn questioning, Comey has veered off the topic of President Trump and Russia and revealed several damning incidents in which his predecessor’s administration politically interfered in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. And now the Senate will investigate Team Obama for obstruction of justice.

    Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced last week it will hold hearings to “examine then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s involvement in the Clinton email server investigation.”

    The findings of the powerful panel, which has oversight of the Justice Department and FBI, could lead to a separate criminal investigation and the naming of another special counsel — exactly what Trump needs to distract attention from his growing legal woes.

    What Lynch did reeks of obstruction. According to Comey, his ex-boss:
    • Ordered him to mislead the public about the criminal investigation of Clinton by calling it a “matter” rather than an investigation. (He complied with her wish, even though it made him feel “queasy.”)
    • Refused to recuse herself from the case after Comey confronted her about a secret June 2016 meeting she had with former President Bill Clinton — five days before his wife was scheduled to be interviewed by the FBI. (Hillary was cleared three days later.)

    There are also concerns, raised by a New York Times report, that Lynch privately assured the Clinton campaign she would keep FBI agents in check and wouldn’t let their investigation “go too far,” according to a message the FBI intercepted involving then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    Worried his boss had a “conflict of interest” overseeing the Clinton investigation, Comey testified he “considered whether I should call for the appointment of a special counsel” to take over the case. That would’ve been the right move. Curiously, Comey instead shut down the probe and let Clinton off the hook — three weeks before her presidential nomination.

    How compliant was Comey? Here’s how he responded to Lynch’s demand he “align” his rhetoric with the Clinton camp: “I just said, OK.” What other Lynch meddling did he go along with during the yearlong Hillary probe, which was marred by suspiciously generous immunity deals, favorable ground rules, a near-absence of grand jury subpoenas and a rushed closure ahead of the DNC convention?

    These are questions the Senate judiciary panel, chaired by GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, might like to ask Comey, along with: Who else was in the room during your meetings with Lynch, and did you take notes?

    Any notes could be subpoenaed, along with the Wasserman Schultz document, which, contrary to recent media reports, isn’t fake. (Comey testified such reports are “nonsense.”) So might the NSA recording of Lynch’s chat with Clinton, which took place on board a government plane.

    Congressional sources say Lynch will almost certainly be called to answer Comey’s allegations under oath. What did she and Bill Clinton discuss? Did the investigation come up? Why didn’t she recuse herself, despite admitting it looked bad? And did she in fact promise the Clinton campaign a whitewash?

    Also on the potential witness list are Wasserman Schultz and Amanda Renteria, the senior Clinton campaign staffer with whom Wasserman Schultz claimed Lynch had been in communication.

    Democrats will have a hard time dismissing the inquiry as partisan. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary panel, is on record saying Lynch’s suspicious actions are a legitimate avenue of inquiry. Those remarks provide Republicans the political cover they need to aggressively pursue Comey’s leads, and refer evidence to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.

    Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions would recuse himself from that probe, too, the case could end up in the hands of a special prosecutor, who, like Robert Mueller, would have wide-ranging authority to poke around.

    That’s a nightmare scenario for Democrats, who are betting the 2018 midterms on convincing voters of Trump graft. Much to their chagrin, Comey’s testimony has given Republicans grounds to shift focus from the Russia probe back to Clinton-Obama corruption.

    Witch-hunting Democrats may soon learn that turnabout is fair play.

    Fight fire with fire. We also need a “Truth Commission”. This website made the case for a “Truth Commission” to investigate the Obama Age of Fake/Treachery/Corruption early this year. http://www.hillaryis44.org/2017/05/17/hooray-its-war-appoint-special-prosecutors-new-staff-mr-president/

  3. New York Times:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-seethe-after-georgia-loss-%e2%80%98our-brand-is-worse-than-trump%e2%80%99/ar-BBCZnbn?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP15

    Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’

    Democrats seethed, second-guessed and sought to regroup on Wednesday after a disappointing special election defeat in Georgia, with the party’s campaign chief in the House of Representatives outlining alternative paths to taking power, and some lawmakers questioning anew the leadership and political strategy of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader.

    By fiercely contesting a congressional race in the conservative Atlanta suburbs, Democrats had hoped to make an emphatic statement about the weakness of the Republican Party under President Trump. Their candidate, Jon Ossoff, raised about $25 million, largely in small donations, and assertively courted right-of-center voters with promises of economic development and fiscal restraint.

    But as the returns came in and Mr. Ossoff remained stubbornly behind Karen Handel, a veteran local officeholder, Democratic frustrations burst into full view. Lawmakers and strategists fretted about the party’s inchoate message, and some called the race a sign that Democrats should not bet too heavily on converting red-tinged suburbs to win a majority in the House.

    Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, who has been a vocal critic of his party’s overarching political strategy, said Democrats needed to recognize that they were “toxic” in huge parts of the country.

    “Our brand is worse than Trump,” said Mr. Ryan, who urged Democrats to make forging a clear economic agenda an urgent priority. “We can’t just run against Trump.”

    Mr. Ryan, who tried to unseat Ms. Pelosi, Democrat of California, as House minority leader after the November elections, said she remained a political drag on other Democrats. Ms. Handel and Republican outside groups tied Mr. Ossoff to Ms. Pelosi in campaign events and television ads, casting him as a puppet for what they described as her liberal agenda and “San Francisco values.”

    “They’re still running against her and still winning races, and it’s still a problem,” Mr. Ryan said.

    In Washington, Representative Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, moved to calm the party overnight, circulating a memo that outlined in detail how Democrats aim to capture a majority in 2018. In the document, which was sent to lawmakers and staff, Mr. Luján wrote that there was “no doubt that Democrats can take back the House next fall” in the midterm elections. [snip]

    But well before the gathering, a half-dozen Democratic elected officials and operatives privately vented in text messages and phone calls about a dispiriting trend emerging in this year’s special elections: When their candidates appear to gain traction in the polls, Republicans can easily halt the momentum by invoking Ms. Pelosi. [snip]

    The lack of a signal success for Democrats during this season of special elections has also left open existential questions for the party, which might have been resolved by a smashing win of one kind or another. Had Mr. Ossoff won on Tuesday night, it most likely would have emboldened the party’s moderate establishment and made his campaign — waged in broad promises of economic growth and cautious language about Mr. Trump — a model for other races.

    Instead, populist forces on the left took Mr. Ossoff’s defeat as an occasion to criticize the whole notion of centrism as a Democratic strategy. Jim Dean, the chairman of Democracy for America, a liberal activist group, blasted Mr. Ossoff overnight for “lighting millions of dollars on fire” and delivering an “uninspiring message” that he predicted would fail again in 2018.

    The same, tired centrist Democratic playbook that has come up short cycle after cycle will not suffice,” Mr. Dean said in a statement.

    Outside the activist wing of the party, the Georgia result opened a new and potentially bitter debate about nonideological matters, including who should be the Democrats’ public face in Congress.

    Lachlan McIntosh, a South Carolina-based Democratic strategist, said the party had to confront just how unpopular its current leadership is in conservative areas. With some Democrats questioning whether they should have invested more in Mr. Parnell’s near-miss campaign, Mr. McIntosh said bluntly that, if Mr. Parnell had ever become a cause célèbre like Mr. Ossoff, national Republicans would simply have blasted him with the same anti-Pelosi message that worked in Georgia.

    “The problem will persist for Democrats next year,” Mr. McIntosh said. “They can’t ignore how very unpopular their leadership is with many voters. It’s not fair or justified, but it’s real.”

    Election 2018 and Election 2020 will be reruns of Election 2016 unless the Obama Dimocrats are removed from control of the party and the leftist kooks are sent to reeducation camps in North Korea.

    Ha Ha.

  4. The leftist DailyBeast:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/karen-handel-wins-as-jon-ossoff-becomes-latest-democrat-to-lose-special-election-in-the-era-of-trump

    Jon Ossoff’s $23 Million Loss Shows Dems Have No Idea How to Win in the Age of Trump

    ‘The fight goes on. Hope is still alive,’ Ossoff said in his concession speech, as his party struggles to crack the code for converting resistance into victory.

    After $50 million and a congressional contest bigger than some presidential primaries, the special election in Georgia’s 6th District to replace Rep. Tom Price ended up where it began, with the House seat still in Republican hands and national Democrats still looking for a way to turn the resistance to Donald Trump into a victory at the polls.

    With 81 percent reporting, former Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent.

    From the moment Price announced he was leaving the seat to become President Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services, the race to replace him was a highly nationalized, money-soaked brawl—a referendum, especially for Democrats, on the president in an affluent suburban Atlanta district he’d barely won in November.

    After Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) endorsed Ossoff, then a 29-year-old unknown Democrat who lived just outside the district, liberal activists from across the country flooded Ossoff’s campaign war chest, blowing it up into a $23 million mega-campaign in five months. Within weeks, he rocketed to the front of the field in the Republican-packed 17-way jungle primary in April. [snip]

    The Washington big guns joined in on both sides, with Speaker Paul Ryan’s PAC sending millions of dollars to give Handel TV air cover as Trump mean-tweeted and Comey-fired his way to one bad headline after another.

    On the Democratic side, the combined efforts of the Ossoff campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee help build a monster operation unprecedented in Georgia Democratic politics. By the end of the race, they had knocked on more than 500,000 doors, hired 100 staffers, recruited 12,000 active volunteers and spent more than $11 million on ads on everything from the Today show to Korean newspapers and gospel stations.

    But, and this is the part that will sting Democrats for a long time: It still wasn’t enough. [snip]

    They are now zero-for-four in special elections since Trump became the president and need to understand why.

    They’ll be quick to say the Ossoff race never should have been so close, which is true. And that Ossoff won in a sense just by being competitive in an R+10 district, which is sort of true.

    But after $23 million, a candidate who genuinely ignited the grassroots, and a Republican president who may or may not be (but probably is) under FBI investigation and can’t stop talking about it, the real question Democrats need to answer is: What’s it going to take to win an election in the era of Trump?

    As of Tuesday night, they still have no idea.

    Clueless leftist totalitarians.

    Resistance is Futile!

  5. This is akin to the distinction drilled into our heads at Annapolis between the hard core science excellence of some, which was denoted by the term “skinny” and the literary types, depicted by the term “bull”. In that results oriented environment the operative question when you fucked up was: what the fuck are you–some kind of a bull major?
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    This is one of the reasons I am so hopeful that Trump succeeds.

    The typical politician majors in Poli Sci in college. Political Science. How’s that for an oxymoron?

    I remember these kids. They were the ones who were too dumb to major in math or science.

    After getting his B.S. in Poli Sci (how appropriate), our aspiring politician goes to law school, graduates, and works for a law firm for a year or two.

    Then he enters politics, running for local offices at first, then gradually working his way up the political food chain, as his talent permits.

    Does he have executive ability? No. Basic smarts? No. (He flunked math and science, remember.) His only real skills are talking and lying.

    And yet he — or someone like him — will one day lead the free world.

    Now compare him to successful businessmen with real smarts. Guys like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Welch — and Donald Trump.

    If Trump succeeds, he opens the door for a whole army of successful, retired businessmen who, instead of playing golf and visiting grandchildren, would rather give back to their country for a few years.

  6. GOP NeverTrumper David Frum in abject defeat even as he continues to spit poison at President Trump:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/its-trumps-party-now/531066/?utm_source=atltw

    It’s Trump’s Party Now

    The Republican triumph in an affluent, educated Georgia congressional district showed GOP voters standing by their president.

    It’s impossible to read the result in Georgia’s Sixth—the most expensive congressional race in U.S. history—as anything but a huge Republican victory. Notwithstanding national polls suggesting about 39 percent approval for the Republican president, a more-or-less standard-issue Republican candidate won by about 4 percentage points in exactly the kind of affluent, educated district supposedly most at risk in the Trump era. Whatever distaste they may inwardly feel for President Trump’s antics, when it comes time to vote, the Republicans of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties did not express it at the ballot box.

    But a big win is not the same thing as good news. The special elections of May and June 2017 offered Republicans a last chance for a course correction before the 2018 election cycle starts in earnest. A loss in Georgia would have sent a message of caution. The victory discredits that argument, and empowers those who want Trumpism without restraint, starting with the president himself.

    Remember when Donald Trump tweeted that outlier Rasmussen poll showing him with 50 percent approval? Not many people took that poll seriously, including Trump’s own people. But the president believed it, and his belief has now seemingly been ratified. Trump will hear loud and clear the message: “I’m getting away with this. My voters are sticking with me. Let Trump be Trump. Dial it up!”

    Republicans in Congress have also been encouraged to drive past their last off-ramp. Had the Democrats snatched the Georgia Sixth seat, perhaps some GOP senators might have succumbed to nerves about the repeal of Obamacare. Not now!

    After Tuesday night, we are closer both to the repeal of Obamacare and to the firing of the special counsel investigating the Russia matter. Donald Trump may still grumble that congressional Republicans are mean. Congressional Republicans will continue to complain on background that the White House is crooked, chaotic, and compromised by Russia. But the high tension of the past has subsided; the distinctions between pro-Trump and anti-anti-Trump—between country club, Tea Party, and Trumpist factions—all are fading away. The Republicans of the Georgia Sixth were offered a safe and limited way to distance themselves from Trump, perhaps even to curb his excesses. They rejected it. He is theirs; they are his. [snip]

    Obamacare repeal and Russia cover-up; the Gorsuch nomination and the Mar-a-Lago shakedowns; pussy-grabbing and tax-cutting: not everyone who champions the first half of those pairings is comfortable with the second, but they have agreed to hazard their political futures together. Over the past few weeks, that gamble has paid off again and again. Maybe it will be different in the future, but that future remains a far way’s off.

    That’s improvement folks. The NeverTrumpers at least know they are an extinct species.

  7. From the leftist loon The Atlantic “this is what democracy looks like”:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/a-crushing-loss-in-georgia-ends-a-losing-season-for-democrats/531072/

    Why Ossoff Lost

    Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places they’re trying to stage a comeback.

    ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!”

    Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted.

    Democrats were counting on Ossoff, the boy wonder of Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, to deliver the proof that, with Donald Trump in the White House, there was no limit to their political potential. But after a frenzied two-month runoff campaign between Ossoff and his Republican opponent, Karen Handel, the Democrat wound up with about the same proportion of the vote—48 percent—as Hillary Clinton got here in November. If this race was a referendum on Trump, the president won it.

    It was a gut punch to Democrats’ confidence, a reality check to the idea that vast swaths of the country were ready to deliver a backlash. And it was the capstone to a losing season in which Democrats failed to capture any of the four Republican-held seats vacated by Trump’s cabinet appointees. Earlier in the same night, a little-watched South Carolina congressional district was also called for the Republican candidate.

    But it was in Georgia, in this well-off, well-educated suburban district, where Democrats had focused their attention, in a much-hyped battle that attracted the hopes and donations of activists across the country. Though both Ossoff and Handel tried to avoid it, they were cast as proxies in the national partisan fight, with enough hype and money—more than $50 million, or nearly $100 for every potential voter—poured in to make it by far the most expensive House race in history.

    It was, as a somber Ossoff had told the crowd when the ballroom was still full, “something much bigger than any of us.”

    Her hopes dashed, a dejected Hazel Hunt made her way through the crowd carrying a canvas on which she’d painted Ossoff’s portrait over an original poem, a limerick that began “There once was a country in pain.” Hunt’s green eyes were moist. “It’s very sad,” the middle-aged drama teacher told me. “It tells me that despite all the wonderful people I met in this campaign, there are still a lot of people who support the meanness and ignorance and tearing each other apart” that she saw Trump as representing. [snip]

    The mood was more defiant than dejected. [snip]

    They hoped to send one message to Washington; instead, they may have sent the opposite one—that the mass of American voters are in no hurry to deliver a rebuke to the chaos in Washington, and that Republican representatives still have wide leeway to pursue their policy objectives on issues like health care without losing or disheartening their base.

    That is a tough pill to swallow for Democrats who have convinced themselves opposing Trump will bring them back from the brink of powerlessness. So far, they have cut into Republicans’ margins, but they have not yet figured out how to win, and moral victories get no votes in Congress. There was a latent fatalism in Ossoff’s parting words: “As darkness has crept across this planet,” he assured them, they “have provided a beacon of hope for people in Georgia and for people around the world.”

    Short of victory, hope would have to suffice.

    Driving around the Sixth Congressional District, you feel like you could be anywhere in America, and that was kind of the point.

    For all the post-election talk of the misunderstood, left-behind rural voter, or the urban liberal bubble, the most contested voters were in the territory in between the coalfield and the ivory tower. This is the America of strip malls and big-box stores, sushi buffets and light-rail park-and-rides, a landscape dotted with charter schools and pet hospitals and retirement villages along endless straight, flat, six-lane roads.

    It was voters like these on whom Clinton’s campaign spent most of its advertising budget trying to appeal, only to have many of them conclude that Trump, for all his indecorousness, represented less of a threat to their way of life. According to exit polls, about half of the American electorate came from suburban areas in 2016, and Trump, despite losing the popular vote overall, won them by a slightly larger margin (4 points) than Romney had in 2012 (2 points).

    Ossoff’s army of passionate volunteers—more than 12,000, according to the campaign—were convinced their neighbors had had second thoughts over the past eight months. On the eve of the election, a contingent of those volunteers occupied most of a strip-mall taqueria in Roswell to fuel up for a last night of canvassing.

    When she woke up on November 9 and saw Trump had won, Jessica Zeigler recalled, she felt sick to her stomach. Zeigler, a 32-year-old mother of three who works for a medical-device company, couldn’t bring herself to tell her 7-year-old son who had won when he asked. [snip]

    The mothers organized into a constellation of new organizations—dozens of chapters of the local Indivisible movement; a new local group called Pave It Blue—and drew hundreds of the similarly galvanized to their meetings. Many spoke about their activism in therapeutic terms: something they could do to process and exorcise their feelings of anger, powerlessness, and fear. They made new friends and learned local politics.

    Most of all, they flocked to the underdog campaign of Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer and documentary filmmaker whose campaign was initially blindsided by the groundswell. By the end, volunteers like Zeigler were sometimes giving the campaign direction, rather than the other way around—she developed a young-voter outreach plan that Ossoff’s staff adopted and funded. (The plan frequently involved knocking on the doors of these young adults’ Republican parents, who called the police on more than one occasion.)

    Zeigler told me the volunteers hoped to build a model they could export to similar districts across the country. “We’re going to grab ‘em by the midterms,” she said. “This is the most important work I’ve ever done.” Just then, a chant of “Flip the Sixth!” went up as three blue-shirted women headed out to their cars. “That’s Patricia and Liz and Jenny—they knocked on 450 doors today,” Zeigler told the other volunteers at the table.

    By the end, the scale of the Ossoff campaign was staggering, with dozens of staffers, a sophisticated voter-turnout operation, and six field offices—the sort of effort normally reserved for presidential campaigns. Most of the Ossoff volunteers I met were local residents who had grown up somewhere else, longtime Democrats who had long felt outnumbered.

    In the end, they were no match for their neighbors’ deeply rooted political allegiances, and they may have become a self-reinforcing feedback loop.

    A few miles down the road, at a different strip-mall restaurant, Handel was holding her own election-eve rally, where a woman in her 60s named Debbie Moscato told me how tired she was of all the canvassers marching around her neighborhood, often knocking and asking for people’s voting-age offspring. “They are harassing people,” she said. “I have heard so many stories of people our age with grown children getting harassed.”

    The Republican voters’ normally quiet neighborhoods were covered in campaign signs and mailers, their phones ringing off the hook. It was unnerving. “It’s a different environment since November,” the area’s Republican state senator, Kay Kirkpatrick, told me. “The Democrats have been much more energized.” A physician, Kirkpatrick easily won a runoff last month against an upstart activist Democrat; she predicted Handel would do the same.

    Sandy Capparell, 65, wore a neckful of sparkling gold chains and a red dress with a button reading “I’m an Adorable Deplorable.” She fretted about her 25-year-old son who had, after 16 years of private school and college, moved to California and been brainwashed by the liberals. Capparell, a retired hospital administrator, wished Trump would do more to bring people together—“I don’t know that he even is considering that”—but nonetheless said she was “not unhappy” with his performance so far.

    I spotted only two red Trump hats in the room. One of them belonged to Joe Webb, a 70-year-old retired IBM manager with a white-blond beard and ponytail. “I worked my way up by myself, first generation off the tobacco farm,” he said. Now his children both have college degrees and work in science-related fields. Drawn to Trump for his stance on immigration, Webb’s only complaint with Handel was that she never seemed to mention the president. [snip]

    A documentary crew had set up cameras in the room where I was interviewing Ossoff, trying to find something more than the same answers to the same questions, which he answered with annoyingly unflappable discipline. To get there, I had driven past a Baptist church offering services in English, Spanish, and Korean, as well as gated developments of newly built brick McMansions.

    As our interview concluded and I started to leave, Ossoff called me back into the room. “Can I ask you a question?” he said. “Everyone talks about how Ossoff won’t mention Trump, right? But when I give a speech about respect and civility and kindness and decency, am I not talking about Trump? I mean, I think everyone in the room understands the contrast, with perhaps a little subtlety, while building a coalition that doesn’t want hair-on-fire partisanship.”

    Just as Handel aspired to be as generic a Republican as possible, Ossoff hoped be, as much as possible, a blank slate, a nice young man in whom disgruntled voters of all stripes could see the alternative they wanted. His campaign slogan proclaimed him “Humble. Kind. Ready to Fight”—a positionless vessel of 2017’s cross-cutting political angst. It was a decision many would second-guess after the results were in. For this district, at least, Ossoff believed it was the only way he could possibly win.

    If the Obama Dimocrats would read this drivel and understand how pathetic and embarrassing this appears to “normal” people, they could possibly begin to figure out how to win elections. Instead they will wave vodka bottles, claim Russians stole the election, and whine.

  8. Unsolvable:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/officer-stabbed-possible-terror-incident-michigan-airport-n775131

    An officer for Bishop International Airport was stabbed Wednesday in a possible terror-related incident in Flint, Michigan, sources told NBC News.

    The attacker allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who was bleeding from the neck, sources and witnesses at Bishop International Airport said.

    Neville is a member of the airport’s Department of Public Safety and a retired Genesee County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant.

    Law enforcement officials said the suspect is from Quebec and has a Canadian passport.

    The mystery motive will never be uncovered.

  9. “Any notes could be subpoenaed …. So might the NSA recording of Lynch’s chat with Clinton, which took place on board a government plane.”

    There’s a recording of the clandestine Clinton-Lynch plane meeting? Did I miss that bombshell? Does the NSA record all conversations on government planes as a routine procedure?

    As I recall, Lynch reportedly made sure all phones were off and ordered all aides to leave the meeting compartment. Surely she would have known if the NSA was recording their conversation, wouldn’t she? Or was she that confident in a Clinton victory and no investigation? Am I missing something?

  10. Update: Trump. Iowa. Rally. Does President Trump go after North Korea for their vile murder of Otto Warmbier? Does President Trump remind America of the leftist thug that shot GOP congressmen at a baseball practice? Does President Trump gloat over GA6? Does President Trump focus on tech and the federal government (and point out that the reason so much federal government tech is out of date by decades is that federal bureaucrats don’t like up to date computer software is because the bureaucrats make themselves indispensable and protect their jobs when only they understand the out of date mess they manage)? We think President Trump should imitate or update Jackie Gleason “how sweeeeeet it is!”



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  11. Admin says:

    If the Obama Dimocrats would read this drivel and understand how pathetic and embarrassing this appears to “normal” people, they could possibly begin to figure out how to win elections. Instead they will wave vodka bottles, claim Russians stole the election, and whine.

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    Admin…let them wallow in their stupor…don’t give them any clues…

  12. I hope all the ‘investigators’ and the ‘haters’ are listening to this rally…because this is what a President of the USA sounds like…plain language…down to earth…bottom line and familiar…our guy…

    #Leave our President alone and let him do his job

    Dershowitz said it best this morning…trying to criminalize our President is going to backfire on the Dims…normal people are getting really tired of it…will try to find clip later…

  13. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dems-reconsider-high-expectations-after-georgia-defeat/ar-BBD1ELM?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP15

    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Democrats spent more than $30 million but still came up short in Georgia’s runoff election Tuesday, marking the fourth consecutive special election where a Democratic candidate fell short of winning a Republican-leaning seat.

    With the political world watching Georgia, some Democratic strategists say the party failed to manage expectations ahead of a red-district race where a close margin for a losing Democratic candidate should have been celebrated as a win of its own.

    Because of high Democratic expectations about the race, they believe the post-special election narrative has instead been dominated yet again by chatter of Democrats coming up short. [snip]

    Tuesday’s election was the culmination of nearly six months of hyped-up national attention and tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending from both sides. Democrats wanted to vault Jon Ossoff into the suburban Atlanta seat, which they hoped would give the party its first victory in the era of President Trump. [snip]

    But others within the party were quick to point fingers and vent frustration that the party lost another election while still not coming up with a campaign message.

    Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) called on Democrats to stop “rehashing” the 2016 election and instead use Ossoff’s defeat as a “wake-up call” that they need to start looking to the future.

  14. But others within the party were quick to point fingers and vent frustration that the party lost another election while still not coming up with a campaign message.
    ——-
    WRONG/

    They have a campaign message

    It is the black lives matter manifesto

    And open borders, sanctuary cities, etc.

    And those who disagree are, by definition, deplorables

    And we will kill them.

    That was the message of the last administration.

    That was the message on the campaign trail.

    That is the message of congressional democrats

    And that is the message of their partner in crime–big media.

    Ad infinitum, ad nauseum, and in your face.

    And so it is bullshit to say they have no message.

    Their problem is, to quote Lee Atwater

    The electorate don’t like the dog food.

    It will be no simple task to abandon that message

    As far as their true believers are concerned, dissent is heresy.

    As far as opponents are concerned, the dims own this hate filled message.

  15. He is right!! lol

  16. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/338892-special-election-sweep-boosts-trump-agenda

    The Republican sweep of four contested House special elections this year has handed President Trump and his party a much-needed boost to move a healthcare bill and perhaps more of their stalled legislative agenda. [snip]

    If energized Democrats had claimed either of those long-held GOP seats, they could have argued that even traditionally red seats are in play in 2018 and Republicans who back Trump’s agenda do so at their own peril.

    But the GOP’s perfect 4-0 contested special-election record in 2017 now gives Capitol Hill Republicans some cover to pass their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, a major tax-reform package and other legislative priorities. And the media will shift its focus from the special elections back to policy, lawmakers said, even as the Russia investigation continues to dominate the headlines.
    “It certainly boosts Republican morale,” said Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.), a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the House GOP’s campaign arm.

    “There are local reasons [why Ossoff lost]. He didn’t live in the district,” added Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). “But I think it bodes well for the president’s agenda for now.”

    More specifically, staunch repeal advocates will point to the Georgia results to argue that skeptical Senate Republicans can back repeal of the health law without risking reelection. [snip]

    “Clearly Karen Handel defended us on [healthcare] and ran on ‘We need to get this stuff done. This is something we need to finish,’ ” Cole said, “so I think that’s an important message from our base to our members.”

    The White House, too, sees the GOP victories in Georgia and South Carolina Tuesday night as a clear-cut vote of confidence for its policy agenda — and proof the Democrats don’t have a winning platform.

    “They thought the elections last night were going to be a referendum on this president,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday on “Fox and Friends.” “And once again, he proved, never underestimate him, and that the American people put him and other Republicans in place for a reason: They have an agenda.”

    She added, “Frankly, I think Republicans are going to get tired of winning at some point if the Democrats don’t ever get an agenda.” [snip]

    Vulnerable Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), a top 2018 Democratic target who voted for ObamaCare repeal in May, also called the Georgia victory a “surprise” and “impressive win.”

    “Obviously, I wasn’t too confident about it, as the Democrats had this massive fundraising advantage and there was all of this enthusiasm” on the left, said Curbelo, who represents a district that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won last year.

    But he said he wouldn’t take his foot off the gas after the Georgia win: “We always run like we’re behind. Either you run scared or unopposed.”

  17. re: health care…frankly what is the alternative for the dumb Dims…

    if they do not work with the repubs and the repubs cannot get health care passed…then I ask you….who loses?

    and who is to be blamed…

    it the Dims do nothing, the people are stuck with Ocare…many states where it barely exists and higher and higher costs for essentially “junk” insurance one cannot even use because of high deductions…
    and then people are stuck with penalties for NOTHING in return…so Ocare gets worse and worse because the Dims want to complain instead of try to compromise on a deal…

    try selling that message to the people along with sancutuary cities, welfare and education free to illegals, higher taxes, etc…and Russia, Russia, Russia…and all their crazy lefties causing havoc in the streets destroying who knows what…

    Call their bluff…they want to be obstructionists…obstruct in the wind…

    perhaps there will be a few level headed Dims in Trump territory that will come to their senses and save their own behinds…and actually do something productive and positive for the actual citizens in our country…

  18. What a bunch of crap in the Gopers Healthcare Bill! And why the #@&^%$# are we still paying subsidies for illegal immigrants? Get out the tar and feathers!

  19. BS Trumpcare

    Cutting Medicare, seniors pay 5x as much and
    ILLEGALS GET COVERAGE
    I’m guessing FREE !!!

    I’m calling the WH, Senators, everyone I can…

    Trump… WTH??????

  20. Must read…all you have to know about the “Progressive Women” in the Democratic Party…a bunch of frauds…

    when it comes to really showing courage for women and women’s rights…what do they do?? they sit in silence and stand on behalf of the Islamic traditions and men that enslave the women in the 21st century…

    disgraceful…every single one of them…starting with Hillary…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/opinion/kamala-harris-islamism-senate-hearing.html

    They Brushed Off Kamala Harris. Then She Brushed Us Off.

    By AYAAN HIRSI ALI and ASRA Q. NOMANIJUNE 22, 2017

    Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee while she interrogated Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The clip of the exchange went viral; journalists, politicians and everyday Americans debated what the shushing signified about our still sexist culture.

    The very next day, Senator Harris took her seat in front of us as a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. We were there to testify about the ideology of political Islam, or Islamism.

    Both of us were on edge. Earlier that day, across the Potomac River, a man had shot a Republican lawmaker and others on a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Va. And just moments before the hearing began, a man wearing a Muslim prayer cap had stood up and heckled us, putting Capitol police officers on high alert. We were girding ourselves for tough questions.

    But they never came. The Democrats on the panel, including Senator Harris and three other Democratic female senators — North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Missouri’s Claire McCaskill — did not ask either of us a single question.

    This wasn’t a case of benign neglect. At one point, Senator McCaskill said that she took issue with the theme of the hearing itself. “Anyone who twists or distorts religion to a place of evil is an exception to the rule,” she said. “We should not focus on religion,” she said, adding that she was “worried” that the hearing, organized by Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, would “underline that.” In the end, the only questions asked of us about Islamist ideologies came from Senator Johnson and his Republican colleague, Senator Steve Daines from Montana.

    Just as we are invisible to the mullahs at the mosque, we were invisible to the Democratic women in the Senate.

    How to explain this experience? Perhaps Senators Heitkamp, Harris, Hassan and McCaskill are simply uninterested in sexism and misogyny. But obviously, given their outspoken support of critical women’s issues, such as the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria and campus sexual assault, that’s far from the case.

    No, what happened that day was emblematic of a deeply troubling trend among progressives when it comes to confronting the brutal reality of Islamist extremism and what it means for women in many Muslim communities here at home and around the world. When it comes to the pay gap, abortion access and workplace discrimination, progressives have much to say. But we’re still waiting for a march against honor killings, child marriages, polygamy, sex slavery or female genital mutilation.

    Sitting before the senators that day were two women of color: Ayaan is from Somalia; Asra is from India. Both of us were born into deeply conservative Muslim families. Ayaan is a survivor of female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Asra defied Shariah by having a baby while unmarried. And we have both been threatened with death by jihadists for things we have said and done. Ayaan cannot appear in public without armed guards.

    In other words, when we speak about Islamist oppression, we bring personal experience to the table in addition to our scholarly expertise. Yet the feminist mantra so popular when it comes to victims of sexual assault — believe women first — isn’t extended to us. Neither is the notion that the personal is political. Our political conclusions are dismissed as personal; our personal experiences dismissed as political.

    That’s because in the rubric of identity politics, our status as women of color is canceled out by our ideas, which are labeled “conservative” — as if opposition to violent jihad, sex slavery, genital mutilation or child marriage were a matter of left or right. This not only silences us, it also puts beyond the pale of liberalism a basic concern for human rights and the individual rights of women abused in the name of Islam.

    There is a real discomfort among progressives on the left with calling out Islamic extremism. Partly they fear offending members of a “minority” religion and being labeled racist, bigoted or Islamophobic. There is also the idea, which has tremendous strength on the left, that non-Western women don’t need “saving” — and that the suggestion that they do is patronizing at best. After all, the thinking goes, if women in America still earn less than men for equivalent work, who are we to criticize other cultures?

    This is extreme moral relativism disguised as cultural sensitivity. And it leads good people to make excuses for the inexcusable. The silence of the Democratic senators is a reflection of contemporary cultural pressures. Call it identity politics, moral relativism or political correctness — it is shortsighted, dangerous and, ultimately, a betrayal of liberal values.

    The hard truth is that there are fundamental conflicts between universal human rights and the principle of Shariah, or Islamic law, which holds that a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man’s; between freedom of religion and the Islamist idea that artists, writers, poets and bloggers should be subject to blasphemy laws; between secular governance and the Islamist goal of a caliphate; between United States law and Islamist promotion of polygamy, child marriage and marital rape; and between freedom of thought and the methods of indoctrination, or dawa, with which Islamists propagate their ideas.

    Defending universal principles against Islamist ideology, not denying that these conflicts exist, is surely the first step in a fight whose natural leaders in Washington should be women like Kamala Harris and Claire McCaskill — both outspoken advocates for American women. (me…these women would be better off speaking to Marcia Blackburn)

    We believe feminism is for everyone. Our goals — not least the equality of the sexes — are deeply liberal. We know these are values that the Democratic senators at our hearing share. Will they find their voices and join us in opposing Islamist extremism and its war on women?

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali (@ayaan) is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. Asra Q. Nomani (@asranomani), an author and former Wall Street Journal reporter, is a co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement.

  21. Update II: The consequences of the brilliant Trump win in GA6 continue to be felt. First, there are calls from Obama Dimocrats for Nancy Pelosi to leave the Obama Dimocrats’ House leadership top spot. As is usual, President Trump feigns tears and declares he wants Pelousy to stay as the face of the Obama Dimocrat Party. “It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did.”

    Such is the devastation felt by Obama Dimocrats from the GA6 loss to Karen Handel/Trump that they have exhumed the carcass of Barack Obama. Yup, the kiss of death is back to remove more Obama Dimocrats out of careers in politics. Why anyone thinks Barack Obama will be of any help to win any seat is mystifying. Unlike President Trump who has the golden Midas touch, as every candidate he supports wins, Barack Obama has a record of Midas touch in reverse and every candidate Obama supports turns to sh*t (we warned Hillary about this but she would not listen to intelligent advice). In 2009 Obama campaigned against Scott Brown, Chris Christie, and Bob McDonald.

    In all the post 2008 races of 2009 Republicans won after Obama kiss of deathed them. Anyone remember the Obama kissed candidates called Creigh Deeds and Arlen Specter for whom Obama campaigned and kiss of deathed? In 2010 after Obama declared that “you’ve got me” as a boast to boost the Obama Dimocrats running for office – kiss of death Obama killed again. The Obama Dimocrats Obama campaigned for were decimated in the elections after kiss of death Obama campaigned.

    The GA6 Trump victory has also unhinged Hollyweird has-been stars. Faded actor Johnny Depp continued down the path of assassination threats against President Trump. That’s all these weirdos have left. The left only has weirdos and assassination threats left to salve their GA6 wound. Depp reminded an overseas audience that an actor shot a president and it’s about time for a repeat performance. Depp continues in the jihad of Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Mickey Rourke, Larry Wilmore, George Lopez, Marilyn Manson, Mad-donna, Robert De Niro, the NY Public Theater, and Moby.

    These weirdoes don’t understand that the “normals” are repulsed by them and therefore run to the ballot box to vote in support of President Trump. Keep up the Get Out The Vote efforts on behalf of Trump, dumbasses.

    Golden Midas touch President Trump will continue to win, as he did in GA6, which drives his enemies into madness.

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  22. A belated birthday gift for President Trump:

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-group-pleads-party-avoid-another-billion-dollar-blunder/

    Dem Group Pleads With Party to Avoid Another ‘Billion-Dollar Blunder’
    Democracy in Color urges party not to court white working class voters

    In the wake of the Democratic Party’s Tuesday defeats, a progressive group acting to reshape the party is warning leaders to avoid “another billion-dollar blunder” by abandoning attempts to win over white working-class voters and stop taking black voters for granted.

    Democracy in Color, which hosted a forum earlier this year for candidates vying to take the reigns of the Democratic National Committee, put out a new report on Thursday morning urging the party to reject “conventional wisdom” that suggests it needs to win over people that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.

    “Democrats and progressives are once again at risk of replicating their billion-dollar blunder by squandering precious time and resources chasing voters who backed Trump,” writes the group, which recommends allocating money towards turning out minority voters.

    “Democrats didn’t lose because white working class voters defected to Trump,” said Steve Phillips, the group’s founder. “Democrats lost because of lower Black voter turnout and Obama voters defecting to Jill Stein and other third- and fourth-party candidates.”

    The report comes two days after Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff, who ran as a centrist and openly courted Republican voters, was defeated by Republican Karen Handel despite spending nearly $30 million on the race.

    Phillips, a fellow at the Center for American Progress, wrote earlier this week on Democracy in Color’s website that “every dollar” Ossoff “spent wooing Republicans is money flushed down the drain.”

    “As the election approached, Jon Ossoff’s campaign increasingly moved to the middle in a vain attempt to attract Republican support in the hopes moderate Republicans would be appalled by Trump’s behavior,” he wrote. “This was the same approach tried by the Clinton campaign which focused on his temperament instead of his racism, sexism, and xenophobia.”

    Phillips writes that Ossoff would have been better served ignoring Republican voters, who he says cannot be convinced due to factors such as “racial solidarity.”

    “When people show you who they are, believe them,” Phillips wrote. “For whatever reason — racial solidarity, cultural anxiety, willing suspension of disbelief, or something else — so-called moderate Republicans are sticking with their man in the White House.”

    Democracy in Color recommends that the party put an end to campaigns such as Ossoff’s, which focused on his pledge to work across the aisle and championed conservative issues such as government waste.

    Instead it recommends that candidates focus on painting Republicans as “racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and sexist,” attempting to impeach Trump as a way “to define the 2018 contests and put everyone on record,” and to push bold policy positions such as a wealth tax and free college.

    The Democratic Party has been forced to scramble in search of a message following its Tuesday night defeats in both Georgia and South Carolina. The party has now lost four elections since it lost both the presidency and control of the Senate last November.

    Also an early Trump/Pence 2020 campaign gift. Obama Dimocrats please keep attacking white voters, the white working class, the “deplorables”, and the voters you need if you ever intend to win an election outside of NY, LA, Chicago, Baltimore.

  23. Oh, geeze, that is an old reference. There is some ambiguity about cuts to Medicare vs Medicaid and AARP is being referenced a lot. Huffy Post has a good run down on the impact to seniors. Still looking for something current and factual.

  24. I really like that Jim Jordon and Mark Meadows…go get up guys…

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/23/republican-lawmakers-call-for-investigation-into-james-comey-and-robert-mueller/

    Three Republican House Oversight Committee members on Friday called for an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller for acting in a partisan manner and applying double standards when it came to the Obama and Trump administrations.

    Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Mark Meadows (NC), and Jody Hice (GA) said Comey misled the American people last year when he agreed to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s request that he call an investigation into Hillary Clinton a “matter” instead of an investigation.

    “He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch,” they wrote in a piece published on foxnews.com.

    They also said Comey misled the American people in the early weeks of the Trump administration by “furthering the perception that President Trump was under investigation, when in fact he was not.”

    “He again did this willfully and intentionally,” they wrote.

    They also pointed out that Comey recently admitted having a friend leak one of his memos detailing a private conversation he had with Trump, after Trump fired him

    Comey admitted doing so to spark the appointment of a special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference and any collusion with the Trump campaign.

    That person appointed was Robert Mueller — Comey’s “mentor and predecessor,” they wrote.

    “The American people want justice to be blind. They want equal justice and equal protection for everyone. But Mr. Comey’s actions continue to call his impartiality, and the impartiality of the Holder and Lynch Justice departments, into question,” they said.

    They pointed out that on May 7, 2014, the House passed a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting of conservatives for their political beliefs.

    “Comey and Attorney General Eric Holder blocked the appointment. This despite the fact that the lead investigator they assigned to the case, Barbara Bosserman, was a max-out contributor to President Obama’s reelection campaign,” they wrote.

    “This is the type of unequal justice that Americans despise. No special counsel in the IRS targeting investigation. No special counsel for the Clinton email investigation. But if it’s about protecting Comey’s reputation and hurting President Trump, then of course there has to be a special counsel,” they said. (me…that’s what we want to hear guys…about time someone is doing something about it)

    They said throughout 2015 and 2016, there were calls from Congress for a special counsel for the Clinton email scandal, but the Justice Department refused, even after it was revealed that Lynch had met privately with Bill Clinton.

    They also said Mueller’s impartiality was questionable. Four weeks after the Treasury’s inspector general released a report on the IRS targeting scandal and the Justice Department began their investigation into it, Mueller could not even answer basic questions about the investigation during testimony.

    “Investigating the targeting of conservatives by the IRS, which was the biggest story in the news at the time, was clearly not a priority for Mr. Mueller. As FBI director, he didn’t even know who was doing what,” they wrote.

    In contrast, Mueller has handpicked a team of investigators for the Trump investigation
    You’d better believe Mr. Mueller has handpicked the exact team he wants,” they wrote. They said that team included:

    •James Quarles, a partner at WilmerHale, was a $10,000 contributor to House and Senate Democrats. He also has a long history of supporting Democratic presidential candidates, including Dukakis, Gore, Kerry, Obama and Clinton.
    •Jeannie Rhee, a senior adviser to former Attorney General Eric Holder, was an Obama and Clinton supporter. She also represented the Clinton foundation in litigation, and personally represented Hillary Clinton.
    •Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official, was also an Obama contributor.
    •Elizabeth Prelogar, a former law clerk for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, donated to both the Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns.

    So far

    snip
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    time to investigate the investigators…long time overdo…

    snip

  25. A health care bill is not going to fix the Obama means in one whack. The states that took the bait of “free” money for Medicaid and exchanges (fools!) are not ready to admit to their states residents just what patsies they were (and in bed with insurers, big pharm, hospital execs, etc) and let it all slowly bankrupt and choke the life out of their states. Free insurance for everyone (California) are instantly bankrupt. If this is what states and their residents want they can pay for it. Why does anyone think Kasich hates repeal of Obamacare? He bought in hook, line and sinker for the early upfront federal cash transfer and now he is stuck with it. Using moral rationalizations as ass covering he will bankrupt Ohio with freebies promised that he can’t pay. This is playing out all over the country and each will just have to go bust. Watch what happens to Illinois which is going to bring a lot of these financial incompetents to heel.

  26. In watching the news the other night for the weather (we were in the “cone” of the tropical storm) Jonathan Gruber was showing his mug. He is very angry that federal taxpayer money is going to be pulled from his Rube Goldberg pyramid scheme. The cost shifting is falling apart with Obama no longer stealing money from other totally irrelevant tax funds. The biggest supporting states who went whole hog for it are bankrupt, and his graduate student modelers didn’t factor in a political change and just letting it fizzle. He still doesn’t understand insurance being risk management. His own insurance is paid for by the taxpayers of Massachusetts as a professor in a large risk management pool. And he is tenured. His punishment will be not being a consultant for large corporations and getting D list graduate students to do his “work”.

  27. “Whatever else might be said about the race, Democrats didn’t lose for lack of political talent, campaign financing and organization or enthusiasm among their base. They lost because of their brand.”
    “What is that? Democrats may think the brand is all about diversity, inclusion and fairness. But for millions of Americans, the brand is also about contempt — intellectual contempt of the kind Nimzowitsch exuded for his opponent (the grandmaster Fritz Sämisch, who, in fairness, was no slouch); moral contempt of the sort Hillary Clinton felt for Trump (never more evident than last year when Hillary Clinton wondered, “Why aren’t I fifty points ahead?”.

    “That contempt may be justified. But in politics, contempt had better not be visible. Voters notice.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/opinion/democrats-jon-ossoff-politics-of-contempt.html?nytmobile=0

    Boy oh boy. Does the “conservative” columnist of the NYT know how to kiss ass or what?

    “lose for lack of political talent, campaign financing and organization or enthusiasm among their base”. Yes they did. The cipher they ran was a pencil necked do nothing who bums off his student loan financed girlfriend.

  28. Cont. Ossoff is the epitome of the New Democrats. The money came from California, the organization was assembling loons to hector people with their righteousness, and their enthusiastic base is a numbers minority. All of that money spent turned out to be GOTV for Republicans. How smart is that? It is the Hillary campaign all over again. They still think people agree with them who don’t want to mess with talking, arguing, getting targeted, or murdered by an insane person.

    After the butt kissing the “conservative” tries to bring up contempt, moral preening, and just plain old hateful rudeness. Of course they are inclusive, etc. Not really since they kick people out of their “groups” all the time for any thought, class, region, age, etc crime that comes from the atrocity of existing. The magnitude and degree of the personality disorders is becoming too apparent. The collapse of the Democrats continues (and their mental state) with whiny, affirming, sycophants like the NYT “conservative voice” assuring and begging some beginner steps in self reflection. Not going to happen. They are on a negative feedback loop spinning out of control. Their “superiority” is all they have left.

  29. Mormaer
    June 24, 2017 at 6:16 am
    A health care bill is not going to fix the Obama means in one whack. The states that took the bait of “free” money for Medicaid and exchanges (fools!) are not ready to admit to their states residents just what patsies they were (and in bed with insurers, big pharm, hospital execs, etc) and let it all slowly bankrupt and choke the life out of their states. Free insurance for everyone (California) are instantly bankrupt. If this is what states and their residents want they can pay for it. Why does anyone think Kasich hates repeal of Obamacare? He bought in hook, line and sinker for the early upfront federal cash transfer and now he is stuck with it. Using moral rationalizations as ass covering he will bankrupt Ohio with freebies promised that he can’t pay. This is playing out all over the country and each will just have to go bust. Watch what happens to Illinois which is going to bring a lot of these financial incompetents to heel.
    ——–
    Great insight.

    H. L. Mencken said a false patriotism is the last bastion of scoundrels–like the military industrial complex.

    Likewise, moral preening is the last bastions of dim governors who, as you point out with fine insight, took the bait, got in bed with lobbyists, bankrupted the state and now claim what I did I did for love.

    https://youtu.be/eml_XI7C69s

  30. When I watch establishment figures claim high moral purpose for their quasi criminal behavior, I am reminded of the following quotation from Camus:

    “The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.”

  31. Trump Russia story is over:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/339248-dems-push-leaders-to-talk-less-about-russia

    Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia

    Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia.

    Democratic leaders have been beating the drum this year over the ongoing probes into the Trump administration’s potential ties to Moscow, taking every opportunity to highlight the saga and forcing floor votes designed to uncover any business dealings the president might have with Russian figures.

    But rank-and-file Democrats say the Russia-Trump narrative is simply a non-issue with district voters, who are much more worried about bread-and-butter economic concerns like jobs, wages and the cost of education and healthcare.

    In the wake of a string of special-election defeats, an increasing number of Democrats are calling for an adjustment in party messaging, one that swings the focus from Russia to the economy. The outcome of the 2018 elections, they say, hinges on how well the Democrats manage that shift.

    We can’t just talk about Russia because people back in Ohio aren’t really talking that much about Russia, about Putin, about Michael Flynn,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) told MSNBC Thursday. “They’re trying to figure out how they’re going to make the mortgage payment, how they’re going to pay for their kids to go to college, what their energy bill looks like.

    And if we don’t talk more about their interest than we do about how we’re so angry with Donald Trump and everything that’s going on,” he added, “then we’re never going to be able to win elections.” [snip]

    Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) has been paying particularly close attention to voters’ concerns because he’s running for governor in 2018. The Russia-Trump investigation, he said, isn’t on their radar.

    I did a 22-county tour. … Nobody’s focusing on that,” Walz said. “That’s not to say that they don’t think Russia and those things are important, [but] it’s certainly not top on their minds.”

    Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) delivered a similar message, saying his constituents are most concerned with two things: dysfunction in Washington and the Republicans’ plans to repeal ObamaCare. The controversies surrounding Trump, he said, don’t tally.

    We should be focused relentlessly on economic improvement [and] we should stay away from just piling on the criticism of Trump, whether it’s about Russia, whether it’s about Comey. Because that has its own independent dynamic, it’s going to happen on its own without us piling on,“ Welch said.

    “We’re much better off if we just do the hard work of coming up with an agenda. Talking about Trump and Russia doesn’t create an agenda.” [snip]

    “As much as I think people in Washington tend to focus on the issues of Russia, and the president and the Republicans’ inability to get much of anything accomplished, … we need to focus on the local issues,” said Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), chairman of the caucus.

    “That’s what gets Democrats elected.”

    A recent Harvard-Harris poll reveals the risks inherent for the Democrats, who are hoping to make big gains — or even win back the House — in 2018. The survey found that while 58 percent of voters said they’re concerned that Trump may have business dealings with Moscow, 73 percent said they’re worried that the ongoing investigations are preventing Congress from tackling issues more vital to them.

    While the voters have a keen interest in any Russian election interference, they are concerned that the investigations have become a distraction for the president and Congress that is hurting rather than helping the country,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn.

  32. Trump Russia story dead as a doornail when even CNN is running from it:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/cnn-deletes-retracts-story-linking-trump-and-russia-20170624.html

    CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

    On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump.

    But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts.

    “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,” CNN said in an editors note posted in place of the story. “Links to the story have been disabled.” [snip]

    In addition to retracting its story, CNN also apologized to Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Trump during the presidential campaign and a member of his transition team’s executive committee, who was mentioned in the story as having met Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) that the network said is overseen by Vnesheconombank, a state-run bank that is currently under U.S. sanctions.

  33. Obama lovin’ Trump hatin’ David Brooks says goodbye to Trump/Russia:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-june-18-2017-n773816

    DAVID BROOKS:

    I’m actually getting more uncomfortable with this whole deal, thinking that maybe we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. And I’m bothered by the lack of emerging evidence about the underlying crime, that there was actually collusion or coordination between the Trump White House.

    And so what’s happened is we’ve surrounded the president with this legal minefield, and Donald Trump being Donald Trump, steps all over the legal minefield and blows them up six ways from Sunday. But it’s become an investigation about itself. And you know, I’ve lived through Whitewater, I’ve lived through a lot of these. And there’s a lot of shady behavior that don’t rise to the Watergate level. And I’m just afraid we’re being swallowed up by the politics of scandal, when there’s less and less evidence that they actually colluded. And maybe that’ll come out, but so far it hasn’t, and it bothers me. [snip]

    CHUCK TODD:

    It’s interesting. On the witch hunt thing, he has said it a bunch of times. And somebody sent this morning a reminder, I think the president has used “witch hunt” nine times. Here is a headline of The Washington Post from July 22nd, 1973, that says this, “Nixon sees witch hunt, insiders say.” Byline by a couple of guys named Woodward and Bernstein. It sounds as if that you believe, David, the president is… It does seem the more focus there is on the obstruction of justice, is it or isn’t it, does it actually benefit him because there’s not a focus on what the Russians did?

    DAVID BROOKS:

    Well, no, because there is an underlying problem here. I do think it’s semi-witch hunt, unless the evidence there’s actually evidence of collusion. The problem for Trump is that he is a person who values personal loyalty. He has basically a tribal mentality. And he’s surrounded by a modern government, which is a government of laws.

    And so he walks over every single legal structure, and we surround him with a legal structure he’s walking all over. That’s a genuine problem. And I have 967 problems with Trump as president. But the Russia collusion happens to be number 547. And we’ve surrounded him with this when I think there are a lot of others. [snip]

    Right, and that’s my theme of the morning, that we are focused and we get excited about the Russia story, the big bombs have dropped. But the voters there, from every reporting I’ve seen, is that they want, “Why aren’t you guys getting anything done for us? The economy’s still slender, the healthcare, all this other stuff, you’re not helping us.” And for Democrats winning over moderate, college-educated Republicans is the key. And what issue do they actually have for those people? That’s something I think they haven’t yet answered.

  34. Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Become the New Plague

    BY ROGER L SIMON JUNE 23, 2017
    CHAT 377 COMMENTS

    To what can we ascribe the continuing metastasis of Trump Derangement Syndrome, which has come to infect America, and indeed the world, almost to the level of a true plague?
    The most recent of the seemingly endless incidents/outbreaks range from the ridiculous (hapless movie star Johnny Depp making a joke about assassinating the president and then recanting it…his agent must have called) to the genuinely creepy (a Democratic Party official declaring he was glad Steve Scalise was shot).
    Yes, this last one was about a congressman, not the president. But we know the atmosphere that condoned it — the same atmosphere that enabled thirty GOP congressmen either to have been violently attacked or to have had their lives threatened since the beginning of May. (Such things did not happen BT/Before Trump.)
    In the case of Depp, it was not so much his pathetic remarks that horrified — the actor is in the midst of a public nervous breakdown — but the raucous approval of his comments by the Glastonbury Festival audience, as if he had just given a shout-out to the local football team.
    This automatic reaction by the rabble is just another example of the reach of Trump Derangement Syndrome, where assassination talk is de rigueur and Trump is regarded as a combination of Daddy Warbucks and Caligula with a little of The Joker thrown in. (Just the other day, author Michael Chabon told an Israel Radio interviewer that he wakes up every morning with the hope that Trump “is going to have a massive stroke, and, you know, be carted out of the White House on a gurney.” The surprised Israeli interviewer told Breitbart he naturally thought Chabon was just joking, but then realized he wasn’t. )
    Of course the Congress, with its astoundingly tedious and extraordinarily phony Russia investigations, has congressmen and senators competing on an infinite loop to see who… mirror, mirror, on the wall… can be the most hypocritical of all. (Winner so far: Senator Mark Warner. Runner-up: Rep. Adam Schiff). They help spread the infection, scratching scabs that were, at best, of the most tangential interest months ago, until they gush blood all over again, keeping the Russia controversy alive and kicking, at least until Jon Ossoff makes his presidential run of 2032. (Not sure I’m joking.)
    And speaking of competitions, the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN are no longer actual news organizations but contestants locked in a non-stop gladiatorial to dethrone Donald Trump via ceaseless leaks, most of which are either disinformation or absurdly trivial, and virtually all of which are illegal in the first place. But they don’t care. It doesn’t even seem to bother them that their journalistic reputations may be affected. They are infected. By this New Plague.
    So they carry the infection on, spewing the bacterium, spreading the TDS Plague as assiduously as did the rats of the Middle Ages, the hated Yersinia pestis, no antidotes allowed, not on their pages anyway. At Blue State cocktail parties from Manhattan to Brentwood, people dare not open their mouths to say a tiny thing in favor of Trump, even to old friends, for fear of eternal ostracism. In our schools, conservatives are not allowed to speak. Patriotic films are only made if Clint Eastwood agrees, or maybe now Mark Wahlberg, on a nice day.
    And then, of course, there are the #NeverTrumpers who still can’t stand Trump because he’s… well, I’m not sure I ever understood them in the first place, but I guess it’s because he’s vulgar. He may have gone to Wharton but talks as if he’s gone to Queens College.
    All this is occurring although Trump, since taking office, has been, in his actions, a basically middle-of-the-road president, rather like, of all people, Bill Clinton after he made his accommodation with Gingrich. Of course, unlike Billy boy, he hasn’t misbehaved, to my knowledge, in the Oval Office. More precisely, Trump governs slightly from the right as Clinton governed slightly from the left. The differences are not greater than we have seen many times before.
    Yet the Plague grows, edging almost inexorably toward violence. Why?
    The “Deep State” bureaucrats feel their jobs are in jeopardy. I get that. But the rest?
    May I suggest that what we are witnessing in our culture (and outwardly across the globe, because willy-nilly the U.S. is still the leading factor) is a form of mass hysterical conformism. I emphasize the conformism because by nature most human beings are conformists — we want to get along.
    My generation — I regret to say since I was part of this — was nurtured in a kind of counter-cultural conformity, everyone in tie-dye and smoking joints, thinking the same inchoate ideas. Peace and Love. Hey, hey LBJ… You’re part of the solution or you’re part of the problem…. Power to the People. Right on! Tune in, turn on, drop out!
    As we grew up — taking over media, entertainment, and the schools — we formed a new cohort that was as truly conformist (probably more) as the generations before us. That New Conformism (actually pretty old at this point) generated this New Plague — how could it not, even though Donald was (technically) one of them — with everyone against Trump no matter what, pass it on. Otherwise, you will be read out of the new version of the hipster Volvo-becoming-Tesla country club. Trump was too Rat Pack for us (too like our parents or what our parents thought was cool). We wanted a smooth, black dude or, failing that, a righteous Latina, whatever that was. These days not even the Dalai Lama is acceptable.
    Scalise Shooter “Liked” the Terror-Linked SPLC, Which Repeatedly Attacked Scalise
    It was all image. Almost none of it was substance, although we wanted to pretend it was. We were Eliot’s hollow, stuffed men, the ghosts of our parents’ Greatest Generation. But the image prevailed anyway — bland and unexamined as it was. Clichéd. Our image. John Lennon lite. It’s everywhere now. (“Imagine there’s no Donald. It isn’t hard to do.” Right, Michael Chabon?)
    Younger generations, of course, get this. They hear it in the schools and they watch it on television and it’s shoveled at them on BuzzFeed and the like. They are given little chance to think for themselves. And if they do, they know the risks.
    Meanwhile, The Plague keeps spreading. In the 1330s the “Black Death” took about a third of Europe. It’s unlikely things would get that bad in this country on a personal level, but our democracy is already being littered with symbolic corpses, logical thought among the earliest and most consistent of victims.
    Does anyone have an antidote to Trump Derangement Syndrome? I think I hear something scampering around my basement. Either it’s one of the plague rats of my generation spreading its… okay… I won’t say it.

  35. Here is a sign of some of the trends to come and it looks like some of the Rent-Seeking Overlords may be getting their comeuppance. This guy is bad enough, but China has been exporting ghost collateral throughout the real estate markets and they say 60% of Canadian mortgages are effected. And the world is flooded with cheap junk. Watch for a temporary deflationary period this year (on everything except our groceries). It will be a good time to buy a new car.

    And hold on to your ass..ets.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-24/meet-money-laundering-nigerian-oil-magnate-behind-new-yorks-50mm-condo-foreclosure

  36. This automatic reaction by the rabble is just another example of the reach of Trump Derangement Syndrome, where assassination talk is de rigueur and Trump is regarded as a combination of Daddy Warbucks and Caligula with a little of The Joker thrown in. (Just the other day, author Michael Chabon told an Israel Radio interviewer that he wakes up every morning with the hope that Trump “is going to have a massive stroke, and, you know, be carted out of the White House on a gurney.” The surprised Israeli interviewer told Breitbart he naturally thought Chabon was just joking, but then realized he wasn’t. )
    ——-
    This twisted monolithic reaction explains to a fare thee well how what happened in Germany between the wars could just as easily happen here. It is why the west coast is no longer a safe haven for those who believe in the constitution and liberty. I am leaving. Left wing dictatorship, and violent civil war are not my cup of tea. The issue could be economic, sanctuary cities, the causal factor is an imponderable, but once it begins it will spread like wild fire through the regions most affected by their pernicious ideology.

    We have a park in Seattle which is the crown jewel of an elaborate park system designed by the Olmstead group, who designed many picturesque places in our county during the late 19th century. The name of this park in honor of those who served in the Spanish America War in ’98, or just SpanAm as their headstones read. There is a street just south of that park called Millionaires Alley which was built in the first decade of the 20th century, serves as speakeasys during Prohibition, and by the 1970s fell into rack and ruin. During the last twenty years corporate executives have purchased these places, poured a million into them, and restored some of their past glories.

    One of the things these people have found is that their property taxes have become rather high. I spoke with one of them yesterday, and we discussed how this town is becoming unaffordable. He mentioned in passing that he paid $30, 000 in city taxes, and announced that this is having a chilling effect on his appetite to pay for lavish social programs–like building Taj Mahals for the homeless he would otherwise endorse. His solution is to allow people like him to pay only half their taxes and let the state take a lien on his property for the balance, and get its money when his house finally sold. Politicians love that idea since it removes the only remaining article to their pursuit of massive largesse with o p m—other peoples money. I dislike his idea for the same reason.

  37. Obamacare was Heartless!! My Son had to pay almost 1,500.00 because he cannot afford to buy insurance. :evil
    But President Trump wants a bill that has heart. 😀

  38. The democrat party is not the loyal opposition.

    The democrat party is not an opposition party at all.

    The democrat party is the party of SEDITION.

    As Janine Piro’s opening statement makes clear.

    There is no way to pussy foot around this.

    People need to see it for what it is.

    Note: this is not to let the Republican Party off the hook.

    It is merely to note the difference between betrayal and sedition.

    The sedition the dims promote is a clear and present danger to all.

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/06/24/judge-jeanine-the-lefts-hate-is-a-danger-to-us-all/

  39. Those who claim (falsely) that the democrat party has no message, miss the entire point. Pat Buchanan sets the record straight. Here is their message and their raison d etre. They are, in effect, the AIDS virus of the body politic.

    Same-sex marriage, abortion rights, sanctuary cities, Black Lives Matter, racist cops, La Raza, bathroom rights, tearing down Confederate statues, renaming streets, buildings and bridges to remove any association with slave-owners or segregationists, putting sacred tribal lands ahead of energy self sufficiency, and erasing the name of the Washington Redskins.

    The Democrats’ economic agenda?

    Free tuition for college kids, forgiveness of student loan debt, sticking it to Wall Street and the 1 percent, and bailing out Puerto Rico.

    And impeachment — though a yearlong FBI investigation has failed to find any Trump-Kremlin collusion to dethrone Debbie Wasserman Schultz or expose the debate-question shenanigans of Donna Brazile.

    And where are the Democratic successes since Obamacare?

    The cities where crime is surging, Baltimore and Chicago, have been run for decades by Democrats. The worst-run state in the nation, Illinois, has long been dominated by Democratic legislators.

  40. Unbelievable!!!
    ———
    Legalinsurrection

    Pat Toomey: “The Senate bill will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion”
    Fuzzy Slippers | 6/25/2017 – 5:00pm
    “In fact we’ll have the federal government pay the lion share of the cost”
    https://youtu.be/MWtDQigJF5M

    Appearing this morning on Meet the Press, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) defended the Senate health care bill.

    Pushing back against the premise that the Senate bill will destroy Medicaid and leave those who qualify for it under ObamaCare out in the cold, Toomey explained that the Senate bill “will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion.”

    CBS News reports:

    Following the release of Senate Republicans’ draft of the House GOP-passed health care bill, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, said the focus remains on Medicaid expansion while noting there are indeed challenges that remain.

    “It’s going to be a challenge, but I have to strongly disagree with the characterization that we are somehow ending the Medicaid expansion. In fact, quite the contrary. The Senate bill will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion, and in fact we’ll have the federal government pay the lion share of the cost,” said Toomey.

    He added, “Obamacare created a new category of eligibility: working-aged, able-bodied adults with no dependents for the first time became eligible for Medicaid if their income is below 138 percent of the poverty level. We’re going to continue that eligibility. No one loses coverage.”

    Toomey, who helped draft the bill, went on to explain that Medicaid will continue to grow “every year” and that it will “never” be cut. This is in-line with President Trump’s campaign promises to leave Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare in tact.

    CBS News continues:

    Toomey, a member of the Senate Republican working group that wrote the bill, said that government spending on Medicaid will continue to grow every year and will “never” be cut.

    “It will eventually be growing at a slightly slower rate, and we need that to make the program viable and to deal with these massive deficits and the mounting debt that we have,” added Toomey.

    Under the current draft, Medicaid would be phased out under the bill beginning in 2021, with gradual reductions until 2024 in the amount of federal Obamacare funds that have financed the entitlement program’s expansion. The Senate bill would also slash funding to Medicaid from what Republicans call “gimmicks that drive up federal costs.” President Trump repeatedly promised during the 2016 presidential campaign that he would not cut Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security.

  41. I see gonzotx is just as hysterical as ever and spreading disinformarion.
    The bill does NOT cut Medicaid — it reduces it’s future projected growth. Not the same thing AT ALL but when you rely on reporters to write about budget issues because you don’t understand yourself, that’s what happens.
    JFC your concern about how Trump is DOOMED is noted.

  42. The Daily Mail expanded the NY Post article on Piss-Gate. They included their own findings from January with new stuff and pulled out the buried “lede” of the NY Post. The oppo company GPS Fusion is operated by some dudes up to their eyeballs in Mexican open borders and NAFTA both by current and former “work” connections and marriages.

    “Sperry (for the NY Post” writes that Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unnamed Democratic ally of Clinton’s when Steele was tapped to look into Trump, but before that, as a Vanity Fair cover story on the matter points out, it was Republicans who were behind Fusion’s initial interest in Trump.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4637666/Dirty-dossier-firm-refusing-cooperate-Congress.html

    The Republican who originally commissioned the dirt was a “never-Trumper”. Jeb has denied it but that just means he got an ally or flunkie to do it. When the dirt wasn’t enough to stop the Trump nomination it was then passed on to NAFTA and open border friendly Clintons.

    ” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley noted that relationship ‘raises substantial questions about the independence’ of the FBI in its Trump investigation, as the dossier was being funded by Democrats.

    ‘The dossier was the product of blatant political and financial motives,’ Grassley’s office said in a press release making public what the senator had sent to Fusion GPS.”

    Now the schmucks can’t co-operate with a Senate investigation and are claiming “privilege”. That is not going to wash since they were leaking and sharing it with the media. LOL. They have also been operating as un-registered foreign agents for a Russian intelligence mafioso type. These jamokes were the ones who provided the garbage for a FISA court warrant for Comey and the FBI (Federal Bullcrap Instigators).

    If you want a giant f’up just wait for the Mexico grandees’ connection. Trump makes them lose their tiny minds. And Jeb. And Hillary, etc. Russia! Russia! Russia! is almost over. Time for the Democrats to try to change the subject.

  43. Everyone!! Please take note..
    Our Career Politicians are getting ready to change jobs, Some running for Congress, Some running for Governor’s.
    The Framers did Not mean for those serving us, To be a Life time career!! Fire them all!! It is time for new Ideas .
    Drain the Swamp. MAGA

  44. The longer they stay in Government, The Richer they get. And more crooked. They fail to do the Job, They were elected to do, Which is to serve, Not fleece us.Instead of retiring they get wheeled into the Chamber for that VOTE. Very SAD!!

  45. IT’S ABOUT TIME… SOMEBODY WOKE UP THE COURT!

    Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

    The court said Monday the ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be enforced as long as they lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” The justices will hear arguments in the case in October.

    Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours after being cleared by courts.

    The Trump administration said the 90-day ban was needed to allow an internal review of the screening procedures for visa applicants from those countries. That review should be complete before Oct. 2, the first day the justices could hear arguments in their new term.

    A 120-ban on refugees also is being allowed to take effect on a limited basis.

    Three of the court’s conservative justices said they would have let the complete bans take effect.

    Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, said the government has shown it is likely to succeed on the merits of the case, and that it will suffer irreparable harm with any interference. Thomas said the government’s interest in preserving national security outweighs any hardship to people denied entry into the country.

    Two federal appeals courts had blocked the travel policy, which Trump announced a week after he took office in January and revised in March after setbacks in court.

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the ban was “rooted in religious animus” toward Muslims and pointed to Trump’s campaign promise to impose a ban on Muslims entering the country as well as tweets and remarks he has made since becoming president.

    The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the travel policy does not comply with federal immigration law, including a prohibition on nationality-based discrimination. That court also put a hold on separate aspects of the policy that would keep all refugees out of the United States for 120 days and cut by more than half, from 110,000 to 50,000, the cap on refugees in the current government spending year that ends September 30.

    Trump’s first executive order on travel applied to travelers from the six countries as well as Iraq, and took effect immediately, causing chaos and panic at airports over the last weekend in January as the Homeland Security Department scrambled to figure out who the order covered and how it was to be implemented.

    A federal judge blocked it eight days later, an order that was upheld by a 9th circuit panel. Rather than pursue an appeal, the administration said it would revise the policy.

    In March, Trump issued the narrower order.

  46. I agree with this comment.
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    No dissents filed on the Travel Ban– giving President Trump the right and the benefit of doubt to protect the country.
    US Constitution gave President the right and duty to protect country.

    SCOTUS only confirmed

  47. Some discerning Democrats are at last telling the party chiefs that the party has no message to take to the hustings next year. That may be a misreading of the stars, Nancy Pelosi’s horoscope and Chuck Schumer’s tea leaves.

    The problem for the Democrats, clear to everyone with battered ears and weary eyes, is that the Democrats have too many messages, and none of them good. That’s why they’ve been skunked in a series of special elections held to fill House seats vacated by members moving on to bigger things in the Trump administration.

    Some of the Democratic messages, which have been dispatched with such sound and fury are that “straight” folks and particularly straight white men, are so bad they’re not entitled to rights, civil or otherwise. Cops are all bad because they’ve set out to wipe out black folks, and therefore it’s OK to kill as many cops as possible.

    Free speech is cool, and everyone should be able to say anything, anywhere, as long as it’s approved by the liberal canon, except that it’s not cool to say “liberal” anymore because somebody stunk up the word and all the liberals are now “progressives.” It’s OK to attack someone who says anything that would upset a college sophomore because sophomores deserve space where they are not likely to meet anyone with a different point of view. Isn’t that guaranteed in the Constitution?

    It’s certainly in the Democratic catechism that there’s no such thing as a Muslim terrorist, and besides, radical Islamic terrorism is a myth (you could ask Hillary), and Muslims wouldn’t be terrorists if they were not oppressed by Jews and Christians in the West. You could ask Bernie Sanders, who wants to bar believing Christians from holding public office.

    The Russians are coming the Russians are coming, and it’s incumbent on every good citizen to look under the bed tonight and if they find Vladimir Putin there call the FBI and ask for Robert Mueller. Republicans are excluded from looking and reporting because they knew he was there all the time, and probably put him there.

    An important Democratic message is that a woman has the right to choose when and whether she has an abortion, but she doesn’t have the right to choose not to have one. Democrats spread the word that Planned Parenthood has a right to the public till to support its baby body-parts industry.

    Democrats support the right of Earth to adjust its temperature to within a fraction of a degree by doing whatever it takes, and to punish anyone who objects by making him watch without interruption 25 hours of Al Gore’s documentaries on global warming unless the United Nations determines that this is cruel and unusual punishment.

    Democrats support the right to choose gender without resorting to biology (and no fair peeking into your underwear for a clue). Democrats recognize as the most precious right of a man the right to take a leak wherever he wants to, so long as he puts the toilet seat down on leaving, subject to United Nations inspection.

    Unfortunately, these passionately held messages have not caught on with enough Americans, and there ought to be a law to require belief, as there surely will be if next year’s congressional elections are fair and free of Russian interference.

    The frustration of some Democrats who actually want to win elections next year instead of continuing to rant about how evil Donald Trump may be, has become so great that they’re telling their afflicted to knock off the Russia talk.

    “We can’t just talk about Russia, because people back in Ohio aren’t really talking about Russia, Putin, or about Michael Flynn,” complains Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. “They’re trying to figure out how they’re going to make the mortgage payment, how they’re going to pay for their kids’ college, what their energy bill looks like.

    “If we don’t talk more about what they’re interested in than how we’re so angry with Donald Trump, then we’re never going to win elections.”

    Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota, another frustrated Democrat, agrees. He’s running for governor next year and he tells the Hill, the Capitol Hill daily, how disillusioned he is with his party colleagues. “I did a 22-county tour, and [the Russia investigation] is something nobody is focused on.”

    The frustration level is so high in rarefied Democratic ranks that CNN, the cable-TV network that has led the Democratic charge against Mr. Trump, has decided to cool the Russia hysteria. Directors and correspondents have been told not to report “any content involving Russia” before clearing it with a vice president of the network, with no exceptions.

    Imagine that. An entire TV network scared straight. It’s enough to drive CNN to something current and really important, like the story of the missing Malaysian airliner.

    • Wesley Pruden is editor in chief emeritus of The Washington Times.

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