The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the Mueller indictments [snip]
But much of the information Mueller published on Friday about the agency’s efforts to influence the election had already been published last October — in an article by a Russian business magazine, RBC.
In a 4,500-word report titled “How the ‘troll factory’ worked the U.S. elections,” journalists Polina Rusyaeva and Andrey Zakharov offered the fullest picture yet of how the “American department” of the IRA [Internet Research Agency] used Facebook, Twitter and other tactics to inflame tensions ahead of the 2016 vote. The article also looked at the staffing structure of the organization and revealed details about its budget and salaries. [snip]
Zakharov explained how it was a strange feeling seeing something he had so closely investigated become a major issue in the United States, when it had not been a “bombshell” when he published his report at home.
Zakharov mocks the indictments by Mueller saying most of the indicted are low staffers and that Mueller stacked the indictments with lots of nobodies, “The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections. [snip] It looks like they just took some employees from the that American department whose names they could get.”
Zakharov also accuses American Big Media of essentially stealing the investigative work of his colleagues. Zakharov notes none of this is a “bombshell”. Even the Russian authorities thought the reports printed in Russia were a little nothingburger.
Zakharov concludes with a statement that informs America about the pernicious effect Robert Mueller and the anti-Trump Big Media have on our nation. Zakharov relates that for some silly Russians the boast is “Look at what Russians can do! Only 90 people with $2 million made America scared! We are strong!”
It’s almost as if Robert Mueller and American Big Media are colluding with the Russian government to undermine America.
The FBI can’t stop a nut from killing over a dozen kids and teachers despite plenty of warnings, the Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicts a bakers dozen of Russians who are not in this country and won’t ever again come here, Mittens Romney who was the Governor of Massachusetts wants to be the next senator from Utah! It’s lying’ boobs month!
The FBI did not notice that some emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were marked classified with a “(C)” when they were sent, until the Intelligence Community inspector general caught them, according to texts between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
“Holy cow,” Strzok texted Page on June 12, 2016 — less than a month before the investigation into Clinton’s email server ended. “If the FBI missed this, what else was missed?” [snip]
“Found on the 30k [emails] provided to State originally. No one noticed. It cuts against ‘I never sent or received anything marked classified,’” he texted, in reference to Clinton’s denials.
PARKLAND, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott called on the FBI director to resign Friday after the bureau admitted that it failed to investigate a tip in January about the Parkland school shooting suspect.
“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,” Scott said in a statement. “The FBI has admitted that they were contacted last month by a person who called to inform them of Cruz’s ‘desire to kill people,’ and ‘the potential of him conducting a school shooting.’ [snip]
The FBI confirmed Friday that a tipster who was close to Cruz called the FBI on Jan. 5 and provided information about Cruz’s guns, desire to kill people, erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.
FBI officials said the caller expressed concerns Cruz could attack a school.
Why should anyone trust an organization that basically sees neon signs in the shape of arrows aimed at a killer and yet does not see these “killer here” signs as clues? We’re supposed to believe an organization that can’t stop a kid from killing over a dozen people after they have been warned in explicit terms the killer might kill at school?
We’re supposed to believe the F.B.I. on Russian interference in our elections when they could not see a “C” on emails? We’re supposed to believe the F.B.I. on a question of international crime from government entities when the F.B.I. can’t detect danger from a kid after they have been warned explicitly?
We’re supposed to believe Robert Mueller on a question of international crime? We’re supposed to believe this klutz Robert Mueller, who attempts to overturn the will of the people based on a phony dossier that reads like something a kid killer from Parkland would write on a particularly bad night?
We recall how Obama’s State Department tried to upend, with $350,000 American taxpayer dollars, the elections in Israel and destroy Prime Minister Netanyahu. Yes these Obama gangsters did that. As usual, the Obama thugs failed.
Today Robert Muller, a former Director of the F.B.I., now a special counsel at the Department of Justice, came up with another lame excuse to justify his existence and his continued drain on taxpayer dollars:
On Friday, a D.C. federal grand jury returned an indictment against the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization which has connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin — it names 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities that accuses them of violating U.S. criminal laws to meddle in U.S. elections and political processes. According to a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, the indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the U.S., as well as “three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.” [snip]
Beginning in April, 2016, the defendants concealed their identities in order to purchase political advertisements on U.S. social media and other online sites. These ads were paid for using Russian bank accounts and registered in the names of fictitious U.S. residents.
Starting around 2014, the defendants began to track and study groups on U.S. social media dedicated to American politics and social issues. They used metrics to track the performance of various social media groups. [snip]
They created hundreds of social media accounts and used them to develop fictitious U.S. personas into “leaders of opinion in the U.S.” The defendants worked day and night shifts to pump out messages, controlling pages targeting a range of issues, including immigration, Black Lives Matter, and they amassed hundreds of thousands of followers. They set up and used servers inside the U.S. to mask the Russian origin of the accounts.
The Internet Research Agency employed hundreds of people for these purposes — administrators, creators of personas, technical support — and spent the equivalent of millions of dollars for these efforts. By September 2016, defendants had a monthly budget of $1,250,000, the indictment says. [snip]
After the election of Donald Trump, the defendants allegedly planned rallies in support of President Trump. They also planned rallies against Trump titled, “Trump is NOT my President.”
Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!
Hillary Clinton wasted over a billion dollars on her presidential quest. Donald Trump spent at least half that. Jeb Bush set on fire over a hundred million dollars in his energy deprived effort. Ted Cruz spent tens of millions. Rubio, tens of millions. Bernie, tens of millions.
If a few million dollars from Russia could destroy a Hillary campaign that had Big Media, Academia, money, Hollywood, musicians, just about every advantage, what does that say about the fragility of the Hillary campaign? Jeb Bush had tons of advantages too and Donald Trump cut through him like a Hurricane through an island and left Bushie devastated. Donald J. Trump was attacked by Democrats, Republicans, Big Media, Academia, Hollywood, music stars, foreign nations — HELL, EVEN THE POPE ATTACKED TRUMP!!!! Yet Trump prevailed because Trump had a message and a warrior spirit.
Update II: Winners and losers tonight? Big winner is Steve Bannon. Bannon has more evidence that the establishment way is the losers way. As President Trump, who gave a terrific speech in South Korea but took a few seconds immediately after to send a Tweet on the race put it, “Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for.” To win the GOP establishment must embrace President Trump. GOP candidates who try to be coy and two-faced with the public about whether or not they support President Trump – will lose.
Big losers are all those who hope to “reform” the Obama Dimocrat Party into a party they control. Bernie Sanders and his bros, Donna Brazile, all those who want to get rid of the Dim establishment, they all lost. The Obama Dimocrat establishment has proof after the night’s election results that they can still win in states Hillary won. The Obama Dimocrat establishment can now say to the naysayers “we win when we run establishment candidates in states that Hillary won so stop whining about change. Hope for change in the Obama Dimocrat Party is dead. Dead.”
Obama Dimocrats can’t win any state that President Trump won. As long as the status quo remains and President Trump wins states he won in 2016 and Obama Dimocrats win states they won in 2016 the big winner remains the champ, President Donald J. Trump. With this status quo result Obama Dimocrats can continue to lose and live to scream and rage at the results of their failures. For Obama Dimocrats winning the same states as they won in 2016 is losing.
Update: Prediction time. This is a close one. Will Ed Gillespie pull out the win in Virginia. Hells bells this is a tough one. Gillespie had momentum going into the race so that gives him some edge. But Northam, as noted below, has all the advantages. So, to whom do we award the victory tonight?
Gillespie. Gillespie wins Virginia. Why? Yeah, he’s a closer and he began to run a Trumpy campaign near the end of the race. But is this enough? Is this enough to carry him over the edge? No. This is not enough to carry him over the edge.
But perhaps divine intervention? Um, divine intervention, hummm? You want divine intervention. Here’s divine intervention: this might just do it. This might just be enough to stop Dims from voting and the highly energized pro-Trump voters might toss Gillespie a favor and come out for him. If so, Gillespie wins.
Donna Brazile is a pig, or a cow, or as Hillary Clinton allegedly refers to her, a brain dead buffalo. That’s not to say that Donna Brazile, the pig, the cow, the garbage scow is 100% wrong in her latest book which is solely designed to make money for the self-interested Hillary-hating Donna.
The only reason we write about the pig, the cow, the garbage scow, called Donna Brazile, is because we at this website have a history with her, and because Donna Brazile and Hillary Clinton will have a great impact in tomorrow’s election in Virginia. Also, we like to gloat and we have a lot to gloat about as many of our predictions from 2007 and afterwards come to pass.
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DONNA BRAZILE IS A PIG
Donna Brazile is a long-time Hillary hater. Donna Brazile is also a long time self-interested pig who will do anything to promote her non-existent skills. We recall Donna Brazile when Brazile joined with Bush Republican Karl Rove to advance her interests over Democratic Party interests. We also recall when Donna Brazile attacked this website. Brazile at that time was employed as an “impartial” observer by CNN but Brazile was a pro-Obama hack who was only interested in attacking Hillary Clinton in 2007.
Donna Brazile helped rig the 2008 election for Barack Obama (recall Michigan and Florida). But as the horrible eight years of Obama ended, Brazile realized she needed to ingratiate herself with Hillary Clinton if the gravy train was to continue to bring money and position to Brazile. So in 2016 Brazile helped rig the election for Hillary Clinton by even providing Hillary Clinton with debate questions well before the debate occurred. For Bernie, zilch.
Now, with Hillary Clinton defeated and the Obama Dimocrat Party on a leftward lurch, Donna Brazile has written a book which describes the rigged 2016 Dimocrat primary election. Brazile in her book claims the 2016 primary election was rigged by the DNC in Hillary Clinton’s favor:
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie. [snip]
By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.
Ever the buffoon, Brazile gets furious when President Trump or anyone else says, as Brazile admits in her book, that the 2016 Dimocrat primary election was rigged for Hillary. Brazile describes how the Hillary Clinton campaign controlled the DNC well before the primary ended and controlled the DNC finances sufficiently for all to see the primary election was rigged, Elizabeth Warren says the primary election was rigged, Bernie Sanders’ supporters know the primary election was rigged, but Brazile then denounces the notion that the primary election in 2016 was rigged. Brazile will undergo any contortion necessary to make money and stay in the spotlight.
Donna Brazile also claims Hillary Clinton’s campaign treated her like a “slave”. Brazile writes she prepared to remove Hillary Clinton as the nominee and replace her with Joe Biden after Hillary’s collapse in the polls and at the World Trade Center site. Brazile also attacks airhead and corrupt Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But that is all frankly uninteresting. What is interesting is that Brazile is exposing the chasms in the failed Obama Dimocrat Party. What is fascinating is the impact Brazile, and Hillary Clinton, and the great President Donald J. Trump are having in tomorrow’s governor election in Virginia.
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THE ELECTION IN VIRGINIA
Obama Dimocrats were supposed to win the Virginia governor’s election tomorrow. For the longest time the Obama Dimocrat was way ahead in the polls. Barack Obama campaigned in Virginia for Obama Dimocrat Northam. Obama Dimocrats earlier claimed the Virginia governor race was a herald for the sure win results in 2018:
Northam enjoys almost every structural advantage
Most polls have shown Northam ahead in the race, and there’s an easy explanation: He enjoys almost every structural advantage.
Trump: In addition to his 38 percent approval rating in The Washington Post’s poll, 57 percent of voters say their views of Trump are important in deciding their votes.
History: With just one exception (in 2013, when Terry McAuliffe defeated Ken Cuccinelli), the party that controls the White House has lost every gubernatorial election in Virginia going back to the 1970s.
The GOP’s poor performance in Virginia: Since 2005, Democrats are 9-1 in major statewide elections in Virginia (for president, Senate, governor), including Hillary Clinton’s 5-point victory in 2016.
Cash: Northam is outraising Gillespie, which is striking given Gillespie’s background as a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and lobbyist.
The advertising war: Northam is outspending Gillespie on the TV airwaves, while party spending has been about even.
“If Democrats lose, it will be a very big story, and there will be many assessments of what it means about the party’s prospects in the midterms next year,” Rozell said.
Republican Ed Gillespie was losing bigly in the polls. Then Gillespie began to campaign like Trump. Gillespie attacked gang crime by illegal immigrants. Gillespie began to focus on illegal immigration. Gillespie began to rise in the polls even as NeverTrump Republicans accused him of abandoning them and becoming more like winner Trump. As Gillespie became more Trump-like, the Obama Dimocrat Northam became more of a lying loser:
Ralph Northam’s campaign continues to drown in controversy as Virginia campaign finance reports revealed that the Northam campaign coordinated with the Latino Victory Fund to push a “sickening” ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run down minority children.
Northam also recently flip-flopped in favor of banning sanctuary cities; the progressive Democracy for America denounced the Ralph Northam campaign for Northam’s about-face in favor of banning sanctuary cities.
Northam’s flip-flop is emblematic of Obama Dimocrat tactics. The tactic is to publicly flip-flop on positions to fool the voting public when those positions are an impediment to election victory. No principles.
VIRGINIA, BARACK OBAMA, AND 2018
The back and forth is not what hurts Northam in Virginia however. The problems for Obama Dimocrats are problems we have described for years. The problems for Obama Dimocrats is Barack Obama and Obama policies. Hillary Clinton became the Obama Third Term and that doomed her. Barack Obama is the kiss of death in Virginia too:
Clinton was guilty of “malpractice” in how she conducted her 2016 Presidential campaign, Greenberg told me. Even worse, he said, Democrats were repeating the same political mistakes a year later. “Look at Virginia right now,” Greenberg said, as soon as we sat down in his second-floor office. “We have a candidate”—Ralph Northam, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee—“running as Hillary Clinton. He is running on the same kind of issues, and has the same kind of view of the world. It’s the Republicans who talk about the economy, not the Democrats.” This was the approach that doomed Clinton against Trump. The electorate was angry in 2016 and remains angry now, Greenberg said, and Northam, a Norfolk doctor, didn’t get it. Neither did Clinton and the team of Obama veterans who staffed her Brooklyn headquarters. “If you live in the metro areas with the élites, you don’t wake up angry about what’s happening in people’s lives,” Greenberg said.
His rant was notable for a variety of reasons, not least because Greenberg was the pollster who helped Bill Clinton win the White House in 1992, and he has been a participant in every Democratic nominee’s Presidential campaign since, including Hillary Clinton’s. His criticism illuminates an urgent question for the Democratic Party, not just in next week’s governor’s race in Virginia but in the midterm elections of 2018 and beyond. Could Trump, as deeply polarizing and unpopular as he is, even be reëlected?
Greenberg and other prominent Democrats still furious about last year’s Clinton campaign think it’s entirely possible, unless the Party figures out, and fast, a way to tackle the problem that sealed Clinton’s fate in 2016: how to appeal to the disaffected white working-class voters who provided Trump’s unlikely win a year ago.
“That debate,” Greenberg told me, “which would have been pushed off had she won, is immediate.”
In the weeks after Greenberg published his critique, I spoke with several other veterans of the Bill Clinton years who shared his appraisal of Hillary’s campaign—and said that their advice had also been ignored. “They viewed people like me and Bill Clinton as yesteryear,” one, who ran his campaign in a key Midwestern state and played a public role in Hillary Clinton’s campaign there as well, said. “They thought the world has changed, politics has changed. But their analytics were flawed. They were treating this like a third term for Obama, and it was a big mistake.” The internal critics, they told me, had also included the former President, but he was, as Greenberg put it when we talked, “frozen out.”
This was, I realized, one of the hidden stories of the 2016 election. [snip] But, even if the fight is in part an exercise in after-the-fact finger-pointing, the campaign’s internal struggles over how to talk to the Trump base in the formerly Democratic states of Middle America are just as relevant, polarizing, and unresolved today as they were a year ago. Should Democrats bet their future on attacking Trump and pledge, as the California billionaire donor Tom Steyer now wants them to do, to pursue Trump’s impeachment, at all costs, if they win back the House next year? Should they give up on the white voters who went for Trump in 2016 even though many had been reliably Democratic in the past? Was Clinton’s defeated primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, right to try to pull the Party to the left?
Without a resolution to these questions, the next Democratic nominee may well end up caught in the same trap in which Hillary Clinton found herself, stuck defending the legacy of the two-term Obama Presidency, even as the economic dislocations of the Obama era fuelled the rise of populism on both left and right.
But I haven’t talked with a single Democrat or independent analyst who doesn’t think that the Party remains in serious danger of another electoral catastrophe.
Recently, another former Bill Clinton adviser, the onetime White House political director Doug Sosnik, published an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that, as the headline put it, “Trump is on track to win reelection.” Sosnik contended that Democrats needed to immediately start figuring out how to appeal to voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, where a shift in votes for Trump won him the election. I mentioned the Sosnik article when I recently ran into a Washington operative who had also served as a key White House aide to Clinton. “Of course, Trump could win,” he said. “We’re the party that doesn’t have a message that speaks to the country or stand for anything other than being against Trump.” [snip]
“The Democratic Party today is divided over whether it wants to focus on the economy or identity,” Greenberg said when we talked. That is, as he pointed out, just what the Clinton campaign was fighting about a year ago. Greenberg and others who came out of the Bill Clinton era—like the former President himself—had never really let go of the economy-first mantra that got them to the White House in a different time, and they felt that there was a generational conflict with the Obama operatives who held sway over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 strategy. It was a fight that dogged the Clinton campaign all the way until its final days, when Greenberg and his allies inside the campaign pushed unsuccessfully to close with a focus on her plans for the economy.
In Virginia the Obama Dimocrats should by all rights win. They should win bigly. The big wins would then presage bigly victories in 2018. Like Hillary Clinton in 2016 all systems are go for a big Obama Dimocrat win in Virginia.
The hope for change by Obama Dimocrats is that the legal system can eliminate the Obama Dimocrats’ political/electoral problems. In 2016 the Obama Dimocrats via Hillary Clinton thought they could race-bait their way to electoral victory. But Trump happened.
As Virginia votes tomorrow, we will watch the election returns even as we prepare to celebrate the one year anniversary of the election of President Donald J. Trump. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton will not be celebrating.
Hillary Clinton will be fighting old fights with Brazile and the Obama leftists. Hillary Clinton will be regretting the moment she became the Obama Third Term and the Shield Maiden of Chappaqua. Hillary Clinton will remember how she smeared her lips with the Obama kiss of death.
Hillary Clinton will be fighting fights from the past as President Donald J. Trump, fighting for America in Asia, will be Making America Great Again.
We understand why Hillary Clinton is deranged and unhinged. Hillary Clinton in 2016 ran, as we repeatedly declared before, during, and after the 2016 election cycle, the stupidest campaign we have ever seen. Our “thought crime” amongst many of our pro-Hillary readers during the 2016 campaign who became unhappy and upset with us for writing the truth was that we saw the stupidity of Hillary2016 and wrote it down for posterity before others had the intelligence and courage to write what was obvious. Hillary Clinton ran the stupidest campaign in 2016 and we are not alone in that assessment. Hillary Clinton’s strongest advocates in the past, such as Stanley Greenberg, have pretty much written the same assessment; the only difference is that we wrote our assessment when it mattered, when Hillary could have changed her crackpot trajectory.
Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened” is a manifestation of a deranged, unhinged, mind in the throes of madness. It’s not a grand madness such as that suffered by Medea. It is not a comic lunacy exhibited by Mean Girls. It is not even a redeeming madness such as seen in “A Woman Under The Influence“. Hillary Clinton’s madness is tawdry and cheap. It is a maudlin public pity play which deserves nothing but virulent contempt.
Hillary Clinton’s book should not have been called “What Happened”. Hillary’s book shoulda been called, recalling Hillary during the Whitewater scandal, “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, How I Failed To Run A Smart Campaign And Instead Ran The Stupidest Campaign Ever.”
Hillary’s book coulda been called “The Queen of Denial – How I Failed To See 2016 Would Be A Change Election So I Ran A Status Quo Election Campaign Then Instead Of Admitting MY Failures I Persisted In My Refusal To Acknowledge Them.”
Hillary Clinton’s book woulda been more honest if Hillary Clinton called it “Election For Dummies: How To Run The Stupidest Campaign Ever By Hiring Your Enemies And Insulting Your Voters Who Want Change Not More Of The Same.”
It’s madness upon madness from Hillary Clinton. In her hysterical madhouse tour to sell books and justify her madness Hillary Clinton has made putrid statements attacking President Donald J. Trump. Unfortunately for Hillary Clinton we have a long memory.
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We remember the Hillary Clinton we supported. Barack Obama and the totalitarian left attacked Hillary Clinton in 2008 when she declared that if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons she would “obliterate Iran”. We applauded.
Hillary Clinton made the same clear case against Iran, and declared that she wanted Iran to understand the consequences of their actions, as President Donald J. Trump made against North Korea. Yet now, the wretched Hillary Clinton attacks President Donald J. Trump for the same logical stance.
“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran (if it attacks Israel),” Clinton said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them,” she said.
“That’s a terrible thing to say but those people who run Iran need to understand that because that perhaps will deter them from doing something that would be reckless, foolish and tragic,” Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s speech at the United Nations, calling it “dangerous.”
“I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest country in the world should be delivering,” Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” [snip]
“What I hoped the president would have said is something along the lines of ‘we view this as dangerous to our allies, to the region and even to our country. We call on all nations to work with us to try to end the threat caused to us by Kim Jong-un,’” Mrs. Clinton said, referring to North Korea’s leader.
President Trump at the United Nations declared his preference for diplomacy even as he listed the many crimes committed by North Korea against its people and its neighbors, including the kidnap victims snatched by North Korea. Then President Trump made a clear statement to North Korea: The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. That’s much more diplomatic language than “obliterate”.
Hillary Clinton’s attacks against President Trump are the work of a deranged, unhinged, mind. Either that or she is a liar who has forgotten her own “obliterate” form of diplomacy. Perhaps these unhinged statements, or lies, are why more Hillary voters regret their 2016 vote than Trump voters.
In 1994 Hillary Clinton held a long press conference to address the Whitewater scandal. It was that lovely pink Chanel suit that inspired the color scheme for this website. It was a lovely Hillary Clinton that declared criticisms of her failure to answer Whitewater questions earlier as “coulda, woulda, shoulda” wastes of time. What Happened happened, argued Hillary Clinton and there was no point in revisiting the past.
But now, Hillary Clinton in her latest book, is in full couldawouldashoulda nonsense. Let’s play couldawouldashoulda to demonstrate to Hillary Clinton and her cohort of the mad why couldawouldashoulda is so utterly stupid.
Goose meet gander. Are Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton voters justified in the “if only” couldawouldashoulda game? Play couldawouldashoulda from the Donald J. Trump point of view. If the Access Hollywood tape had not aired so near the election Donald J. Trump coulda won bigger. If the GOP establishment had rallied to Donald J. Trump and supported Donald J. Trump he shoulda won bigger. If Donald J. Trump raised more money from the super rich and outspent Hillary, not Hillary outspending Trump, he woulda won bigger. If Big Media was not so invested in attacking Donald J. Trump he couldashouldawoulda won bigger. If Bernie Sanders had not given Hillary Clinton a pass on her email scandal during the primaries then Donald J. Trump couldashouldawoulda won bigger as the email scandal woulda resonated even more. If the Russians buying ads on Facebook to support Black Lives Matter and Hillary had been exposed during the election Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If more illegal aliens had killed more Americans like Kate Steinle and Big Media did not try to cover up the news then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If Ohio governor John Kasich had lived up to his pledge to support the GOP nominee and attended the GOP convention to laud Donald J. Trump then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush had not attacked Donald J. Trump and used their power and influence to support Donald J. Trump instead of attacking Donald J. Trump especially at and around the GOP convention then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If GOP elected officials like Kelly Ayotte had supported Donald J. Trump instead of opposing him and asking him to drop out of the race Kelly Ayotte would still be a senator and Donald J. Trump would have won New Hampshire and couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If Big Media had exposed all the lies and corruptions of Barack Obama’s Iran deal then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If all the lies of Barack Obama had been discussed and highlighted by Big Media then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If, to carry on with the Hillary Clinton madness, it had rained and flooded out New York City on election day then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger. If California had been burned down to the ground with wildfires in the big cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles then Donald J. Trump couldawouldashoulda won bigger.
Trump out-campaigned Clinton by 30 percent in Florida, winning by 1.3 points a state that had gone Democratic in 2008 and 2012.
In Pennsylvania, Trump made 23 percent more visits and won the previously blue state by 1.2 points.
The biggest disparity came in Ohio, where Clinton made 17 stops and Trump made 26. He won the state by more than 8 points. In North Carolina, Clinton made 16 stops as Trump made 23, and he took the state by a little under 4 points.
And in what may prove to be this cycle’s most stunning 11th hour upset, Michigan hosted Trump 13 times in the last 100 days. Clinton visited just six times in comparison…
If Hillary Clinton had a brain left she would read our analysis before the 2016 election. Years before Hillary Clinton registered Hillary2016 we discussed why Hillary Clinton was running a stupid pre-official campaign. After Hillary2016 was announced our analysis continued and we pointed out all the failures and future failures to come.
What Happened in 2016? We laid it all out years before the 2016 election began. In September of 2013 we called Hillary Clinton 2016 a “Muddled Message Mess”. Hillary Clinton was a Muddled Message Mess in 2013 because she could not choose whether she wanted to run as a “stay the course” candidate in 2016 or as a “change” candidate. In “Muddled Message Mess” we declared that 2016 would be a “change” election. Stupidly, irredeemably stupidly, Hillary Clinton first tried to have it both ways then Hillary eventually slit her electoral wrists when she became the Obama Third Term.
It wasn’t just a Muddled Message Mess. The entirety of Hillary2016 was a mess. Robby Mook did not have the stature nor the smarts to be the campaign manager. With a name like Mook it is almost like advertising his ineptness.
Robby Mook failed because Hillary Clinton failed. In 2008 Barack Obama won because Big Media race-baited Hillary Clinton during the primaries and then John McCain was race-baited during the general election. In other words, Barack Obama won in 2008 because he understood that after eight years of George W. Bush it was “time for a change” and ever the flim flam con man Barack Obama took full advantage for self-advancement to fool the idiots who supported him.
Instead of the correct analysis, that race-baiting by Big Media on behalf of Barack Obama in 2008 is what got him the nomination and eventually victory in the general election, Hillary Clinton and Robby the Mook convinced themselves than nonsense such as metrics and analysis is what won the victory.
We wrote our many analyses of the stupidity of the Hillary Clinton campaign starting years ago and culminating on election night. This week in the leftist American Prospect a longtime friend of the Clintons let loose with his analysis of the 2016 election and Hillary Clinton’s failures. Notice how the analysis and language of Stanley Greenberg mimics the language and analysis from what we wrote years ago:
How She Lost
Malpractice cost Clinton the election, but her ambivalence on big issues was produced by big structural factors that affect all Democrats.
By Stanley Greenberg
Hillary Clinton’s tragic 2016 campaign faced withering criticism in the press, social media, and now, in Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s inside account, Shattered. From my vantage point as lead pollster for the Democratic nominees in 1992 and 2000, part of the closing clutch of pollsters in 2004, and invited noodge in 2016, I have little quarrel with the harshest of these criticisms. Malpractice and arrogance contributed mightily to the election of Donald Trump and its profound threat to our democracy. So did the handling of the email server, paid Wall Street speeches, and the “deplorables” comment. And her unwillingness to challenge the excesses of big money and corporate influence left her exposed to attacks first by Bernie Sanders and then by Donald Trump and unable to offer credible promise of change. [snip]
For me, the most glaring examples include the Clinton campaign’s over-dependence on technical analytics; its failure to run campaigns to win the battleground states; the decision to focus on the rainbow base and identity politics at the expense of the working class; and the failure to address the candidate’s growing “trust problem” or to learn from events and reposition. [snip]
The campaign relied far too heavily on something that campaign technicians call “data analytics.” This refers to the use of models built from a database of the country’s 200 million voters, including turnout history and demographic and consumer information, updated daily by an automated poll asking for vote preference to project the election result. But when campaign developments overtake the model’s assumptions, you get surprised by the voters—and this happened repeatedly.
Campaign manager Robby Mook and his team believed that identity politics, demographic trends, and Trump’s temperament would be enough to win, so they could avoid confronting the “trust problem.”
Astonishingly, the 2016 Clinton campaign conducted no state polls in the final three weeks of the general election and relied primarily on data analytics to project turnout and the state vote. They paid little attention to qualitative focus groups or feedback from the field, and their brief daily poll didn’t measure which candidate was defining the election or getting people engaged.
The models from the data analytics team led by Elan Kriegel got the Iowa and Michigan primaries badly wrong, with huge consequences for the race. Why were they not then fired? [snip]
Campaign chair John Podesta wanted to fire Mook, but Clinton stood by him. She rightly admired previous campaigns in which big data and technology were big winners, yet in 2008 it was the candidate and his appeal more than the technical wizardry that pushed Obama over the top. [snip]
For Clinton, however, giving up the analytics team was like giving up consultant Dick Morris at earlier tough moments—a man who was thought to bring unconventional powers to play. That Mook didn’t share his results with others in the campaign reinforced his mystique as a data wizard. But that lack of transparency was malpractice. Standard practice is immediately sharing national, battleground, and state polls, as well as automated canvassing and other metrics with the senior campaign team at the very least, usually with the war room, and sometimes the whole headquarters. That is how a nimble campaign operates.
The malpractice grows exponentially with their failure to focus like a laser on winning each target primary or battleground state. Rather than shifting resources and media buys across states based on the analytics’ projection of cost per delegate or voter, they needed to focus on how to win each must-win, winner-take-all state. That meant more distinct state strategies, focus groups, and state tracking polls right to the end.
The campaign’s approach senselessly and increasingly drove up Trump’s margin in white working-class communities, tipping Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The analytics model built around these assumptions was so simple-minded it portended disaster. Despite overwhelming evidence that the Democratic base wasn’t consolidated or excited, the campaign believed Trump’s tasteless attacks and Clinton’s identification with every group in the rainbow coalition would produce near universal support. Thus, they stopped trying to persuade voters and measured only the probability of support for Hillary. The campaign’s task was turning out those Clinton voters, and they fell frustratingly short.
Hillary Clinton ran a stupid campaign. In 2008 Hillary Clinton was not able to understand that what matters is getting delegates during a primary. Barack Obama’s campaign only cared about delegates. Vote totals did not matter. Hillary Clinton would win huge victories at the polls then get few delegates from those victories. Barack Obama would barely win or lose but would gain lots of delegates. In caucus states Barack Obama worked with the establishment to get delegates while the Hillary Clinton campaign mostly ignored the corrupt caucus states. The results of this 2008 stupidity meant that Barack Obama got more votes from playing insider games (recall Florida and Michigan).
In 2016 Hillary Clinton learned nothing. Against Donald J. Trump Hillary Clinton ignored white working class voters who lived in swing states. Hillary Clinton did not learn from 2008 that in a general election what matters are electoral votes not huge margins in numbskull states like New York, California, and Illinois. Hillary Clinton did not learn a thing from 2008. Hillary Clinton has not learned a thing from 2016. It wasn’t couldawouldashoulda reasons she concocts. Hillary Clinton lost because she did not have a clue about what she needed to win.
Clinton and the campaign acted as if “demographics is destiny” and a “rainbow coalition” was bound to govern. Yes, there is a growing “Rising American Electorate,” but as Page Gardner and I wrote at the outset of this election, you must give people a compelling reason to vote. I have demonstrated for my entire career that a candidate must target white working-class voters, too.
Not surprisingly, Clinton took her biggest hit in Michigan, where she failed to campaign in Macomb County, the archetypal white working-class county. That was the opposite of her husband’s approach. Bill Clinton visibly campaigned in Macomb, the black community in Detroit, and elsewhere.
The fatal conclusion the Clinton team made after the Michigan primary debacle was that she could not win white working-class voters, and that the “rising electorate” would make up the difference. She finished her campaign with rallies in inner cities and university towns. Macomb got the message. “When you leave the two-thirds of Americans without college degrees out of your vision of the good life, they notice,” Joan Williams writes sharply in White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.
Additionally, Sanders campaigned against bad trade deals like NAFTA and the TPP to show he’d battle for working people. NAFTA was the work of Bill Clinton and the TPP was a signature initiative of Obama. Hillary Clinton needed some distance. My wife, Representative Rosa DeLauro, headed up the anti-TPP forces in Congress, but despite her incessant lobbying of Podesta, Clinton offered only a muddled opposition.
Stanley Greenberg’s article deserves a full read. Of course, what we wrote years ago is a much more important read for anyone trying to understand what happened in 2016.
Greenberg writes about the “Trust Problem” and why it grew as the campaign progressed “progressively”. But Greenberg misses the point we never have that Hillary Clinton’s biggest “trust problem” was that no matter what policy proposals she made no one believed her because they did not think she could get the job done. Trump supporters believed Trump would and could get the promises he made done. It was the old Bill Clinton motto come to life “better to be strong and wrong than weak and right”. Even if you believed Hillary Clinton and believed in her policy proposals you did not think Hillary could or would get the job done. That was the real “Trust Problem”.
Greenberg does not get the full reason why Hillary Clinton lost as well as we do. But he has some gems:
Shattered suggests that Obama advisers inside and outside the campaign, including David Axelrod and David Plouffe, believed Hillary Clinton herself was the principal obstacle and doubted the campaign could course-correct. Mook and team believed that identity politics, demographic trends, and Trump’s temperament would be enough to win, so they could avoid confronting the “trust problem.”
Greenberg has his own couldawouldashoulda:
What might have happened if Clinton had attended a focus group herself, as Nelson Mandela did in 1993 when our research showed that his African National Congress was seen as “out of touch” and taking too long to bring change? What might have happened if she had watched people expressing their exasperation and desperation with the economy and politicians—and talking about her ties to Wall Street, her perceived lack of truthfulness, or their knowing nothing of her economic ideas? But the Clinton campaign never facilitated that kind of redirection.
Hillary Clinton was so deluded that she became the Obama Third Term in a change election year:
Hillary Clinton fully identified with President Obama’s vision on identity, opportunity, honest government, inequality, the economy, and America’s upward direction, viewing his campaign and governance as successful. She stocked her campaign with his consultants and those who had worked in his White House.
Barack Obama and his Third Term, Hillary Clinton were and are still deluded under their blanket of leftist delusion:
Obama and Clinton lived in a cosmopolitan and professional America that wasn’t very angry about the state of the country, even if many of the groups in the Clinton coalition were struggling and angry. Clinton decided only reluctantly to qualify that narrative in favor of one more sensitive to those who were left behind.
Obama’s refrain was severely out of touch with what was happening to most Americans and the working class more broadly. [snip]
Incomes sagged after the financial crisis, pensions lost value, and many lost their housing wealth, while people faced dramatically rising costs for things that mattered—health care, education, housing, and child care. People faced vanishing geographic, economic, and social mobility, as Edward Luce writes so forcefully. At the same time, billionaires spent massively to influence politicians and parked their money in the big cities whose dynamism drew in the best talent from the smaller towns and rural areas.
Clinton’s default position was Obama’s refrain about America, but she did invite real discussion of these issues and got close to embracing a change posture during some economic speeches and her convention address, and in the debates. But when the campaign got rocked, she reverted to the Obama narrative.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted the Obama Third Term. America however wanted CHANGE. Not false hope and chump change. America in 2016 wanted real CHANGE from a change candidate. Greenberg cites Hillary Clinton’s repeated failures to understand America in 2016 and his personal interactions with Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 for course corrections which did not happen (Early on, I chided the campaign privately for starting every economic talk with dutiful praise for Obama’s handling of the economy, and later told them not to keep saying, “America is already great.” The new American majority, I wrote, “is looking for a president who will address the building problems”—and “not a third term of Obama.”
Hillary Clinton wanted to be the Third Obama Term come Hell or high water. Donald J. Trump promised a change he could deliver. Hillary Clinton offered policy that failed and would fail again. Hillary Clinton deserved to lose and she lost.
Read this anecdote via Stanley Greenberg and see why Hillary lost:
Right before the Connecticut primary, I watched Clinton and my wife, Representative DeLauro, host a café discussion with working women. Beforehand, she greeted me warmly, and afterward Rosa and I hung back in the holding area to let Clinton and me speak alone and frankly. She was really moved and disturbed by what she had heard on the campaign trail, recounting the similar stories from women in suburban Philadelphia, Tampa, and Brooklyn. “They’re in such pain. People are at their wits’ end. They feel hopeless.”
I said, yes, that is exactly what’s happening in the country, which she acknowledged, but then said, “How do I talk about their pain without sounding like I’m criticizing President Obama and his economy? I just can’t do that.”
If you think we are tough on Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016, Stanley Greenberg calls Hillary2016 “completely schizophrenic” (“I just can’t understand why you feel the need to run on progress. You are the past and Trump is change and a better life. You sound clueless in blue collar America.”) Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton were a muddled message mess.
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The madness of Hillary Clinton is cheap and tawdry. Unlike the great madness of Medea in the play by Euripides, Hillary Clinton’s excuses for her election loss are like piss compared to fine wine.
Medea, the princess who helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from her father the king, went not so much mad, as vengeful. Medea fled her native land with Jason out of love; Medea loved Jason so much she chopped her brother into pieces, threw the butchered meat of her sibling into the sea so that her father who gave chase in ships would be delayed as he religiously stopped to pick up the pieces of his dismembered son. When Jason of Corinth leaves Medea in order to marry the Greek princess of Corinth, Medea kills the princess as well as the two children she has borne Jason. It is Jason who is driven into madness by the vengeful and righteous Medea. No tears or couldawoldashoulda from the powerful Medea.
No Medea here. Hillary Clinton is deranged and unhinged in a most tawdry manner. Like a homeless hag muttering to herself, ordinarily we would ignore her. But madness is contagious. Hillary Clinton is deranged and unhinged because she never saw what was right in front of her.
Up to the very last hours of election night 2016, Hillary Clinton and Hillary voters were absolutely sure that Hillary Clinton was set for a win. It was delusion.
We knew Hillary Clinton was going to lose. On the Friday before the Tuesday election we published our election prediction and a map of which states Hillary would lose and which states Donald Trump would win. We had doubts about New Hampshire and Colorado. We forecast a Trump win with 281 electoral votes. We only left three states as “too close to call”. Those states? Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. We thought Trump would win at least two of those states which would make for a larger margin of victory.
On election night, as the New York Times projected a 98% chance of a Hillary win, we provided stellar election coverage (our comments section is an historical record of the play-by-play as the election hurtled towards a Trump victory worthy of Greek drama from the ancient world.) Other websites on the left called a early victory for Hillary. We said, “Trump Will Win.”
The goons of the left knew deep in their bones that Hillary would win. The New York Times, Nate Silver’s silly 538 site, Huff n’ Puff Post loons, DailyKooks, all declared a quick and easy victory for Hillary Clinton even as the night disappeared with only three hours left. Those last three hours however made our analysis that much smarter.
Hillary Clinton never saw it coming. The train. The Trump train. The Trump train that was about to mow her down. And that is why Hillary Clinton is deranged and unhinged.
Hillary Clinton and her voters acted out the latest American Horror Story: Cult. They were sure of victory. No way a man that had never run for political office or been an Eisenhower who won the war in Europe, no way could he win. No way. No way. No way. Then he won.
The unthinkable happened.
Joan Didion’s old essay On Morality: Because when we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are all in bad trouble. And I think we are already there.
The fashionable madmen and madwomen are in a whine of hysteria. Hillary Clinton and her failure to see reality and her moral imperative to be in the White House once again has driven the madmen and madwomen into the streets.
Madness is contagious.
The contagion continues to spread. It is now on football fields. But there is a cure. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were cured after years of madness.
The answer to THE great mystery, which almost every sentient being knew the answer to, is fully revealed. For weeks, after the Summer of Trump III, the great mystery has been why the Obama Dimocrats have changed their approach to President Donald J. Trump.
Obama Dimocrat Senator Feinstein said some nice things about President Trump and was immediately attacked by the Kook left. Nancy Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer too signaled they were not about to continue their ceaseless and wild attacks against President Donald J. Trump. These goofballs even signed on to agreements which benefit President Trump even as Big Media attempted to explain it all as a victory for Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck. “What the Hell happened?” asked the dummies such as those at Axios, who cannot not see the obvious so they come up with crackpot theories instead of looking at what is staring at them in their faces.
Let’s recap: Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck along with the entire asylum full of American Horror Story Cult Obama Dimocrats were fully engaged in #TheResistance. The plan was to not let President Trump be “normalized” as a legitimate President. The entire Obama Dimocrat strategy was to portray President Trump as Herr Hitler. Resistance! Unfurl the Resistance!!! flags. Let Antifa roam the streets as the black-shirt army of the leftist Resistance! to Herr Hitler!!!!!!!!!!
But how can President Trump be Herr Hitler if #TheResistance Obama Dimocrats are cutting deals? “How can this be?”, asked those who already knew the answer. For the dummies, the American Horror Story Cult of leftist Kooks, the Obama Dimocrat establishment of totalitarians, the answer is finally revealed. The answer is what we here suspected all along. Polls. Focus groups.
Democrats have attacked the president every which way, but polling and focus groups show none of it’s working.
Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency. They’ve made the case that he’s ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law after eight months in the job. They’ve argued that Trump is using the presidency to enrich himself and that his campaign was in cahoots with Russia.
Data from a range of focus groups and internal polls in swing states paint a difficult picture for the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election. It suggests that Democrats are naive if they believe Trump’s historically low approval numbers mean a landslide is coming. The party is defending 10 Senate seats in states that Trump won and needs to flip 24 House seats to take control of that chamber.
The research, conducted by private firms and for Democratic campaign arms, is rarely made public but was described to POLITICO in interviews with a dozen top operatives who’ve been analyzing the results coming in.
“If that’s the attitude that’s driving the Democratic Party, we’re going to drive right into the ocean,” said Anson Kaye, a strategist at media firm GMMB who worked on the Obama and Clinton campaigns and is in conversations with potential clients for next year.
Worse news, they worry: Many of the ideas party leaders have latched onto in an attempt to appeal to their lost voters — free college tuition, raising the minimum wage to $15, even Medicare for all — test poorly among voters outside the base. The people in these polls and focus groups tend to see those proposals as empty promises, at best.
Antifa blackshirt thugs, Bernie Sanders’ Bros and Hos, Hillary Clinton, Big Media, will respond that President Donald J. Trump is a chaotic mess and that is a big turnoff. In a political version of the Family Feud game show however, the vox populi has a different and very Trumpian answer:
Pollsters are shocked by how many voters describe themselves as “exhausted” by the constant chaos surrounding Trump, and they find that there’s strong support for a Congress that provides a check on him rather than voting for his agenda most of the time. But he is still viewed as an outsider shaking up the system, which people in the various surveys say they like, and which Democrats don’t stack up well against.
“People do think he’s bringing about change, so it’s hard to say he hasn’t kept his promises,” said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake.
Yes, that is the same Celinda Lake quoted that we featured in our July 25 analysis (…40 million Americans who voted last year will likely not show up at the polls for the 2018 midterms — and that two-thirds of those “drop-off” voters will be millennials, unmarried women and people of color.) Lake’s predictions for 2018 are dire for Obama Dimocrats, as we discussed. In that same analysis we quoted Obama Dimocrat Willie Brown who said pretty much the same as the focus groups confirm:
In focus groups, most participants say they’re still impressed with Trump’s business background and tend to give him credit for the improving economy. The window is closing, but they’re still inclined to give him a chance to succeed.
More than that, no single Democratic attack on the president is sticking — not on his temperament, his lack of accomplishments or the deals he’s touted that have turned out to be less than advertised, like the president’s claim that he would keep Carrier from shutting down its Indianapolis plant and moving production to Mexico.
Voters are also generally unimpressed by claims that Trump exaggerates or lies, and they don’t see the ongoing Russia investigation adding up to much.
The Russia election theft fable won’t work???? But, but, but what about Herr Hitler #Resistance and Charlottesville and NAZIS!!!!! and alt-right!!!!!!!! and oh my god what about Hitler…. Hitler people, Hitler!!!! What about Hitler????? Um, the Family Feud answer is…:
The president’s equivocation on neo-Nazis was not as much of a political problem as his opponents want to believe, Democratic operatives say, and shifting the debate to whether or not to remove Confederate monuments largely worked for him.
“He is the president. The assessment that voters will make is, is he a good one or not? While Democrats like me have come to conclusions on that question, most of the voters who will decide future elections have not,” Canter said.
But what about #TheResistance!!!! What about POLICY!!!!!! POLICY, people, policy!!!!! Surely Obama Dimocrat American Horror Story Cult policy will save the day against Trump, right? RIGHT???? Policy will work against President Trump, right??? Um, WRONG:
Many of the proposals Democrats are pushing fall flat in focus groups and polling.
The call for free college tuition fosters both resentment at ivory tower elitism and regret from people who have degrees but are now buried under debt. Many voters see “free” as a lie — either they’ll end up paying for tuition some other way, or worse, they’ll be paying the tuition of someone else who’ll be getting a degree for free.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Gerstein Bocian Agne Strategies conducted online polling of 1,000 Democrats and 1,000 swing voters across 52 swing districts for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Their advice to candidates afterward: Drop the talk of free college. Instead, the firms urged Democrats to emphasize making college more affordable and reducing debt, as well as job skills training, according to an internal DCCC memo.
Where are the Big Media headlines about the Obama Dimocrat Congressional Campaign Committee lies about free college tuition? Big Media continues to protect their brethren Obama Horror Story Cult.
But what about “free health care” and Bernie’s Medicare for all lies? Policy people, policy. Surely free health care is a winner against Herr Hitler, right??? Right??? Wrong:
Medicare-for-all tests better, but it, too, generates suspicion. The challenge is that most voters in focus groups believe it’s a pipe dream — they ask who will pay for it and suspect it will lead to a government takeover of health care — and therefore wonder whether the politicians talking to them about it are being less than forthright, too.
Wait until the failed single payer systems of California, Vermont, and Colorado get a full airing during election season. That’s why Obama Horror Story Cult Dimocrats are in for a bloody end of gruesome death.
But what about the minimum wage? The minimum wage, people!!!! Surely the minimum wage will lead Obama Dimocrats to victory against President Trump, right? Right??? Wrong:
Raising the minimum wage to $15 is as unpopular as it was when the Obama White House tried to make it Democrats’ rallying cry in the 2014 midterms. Participants in battleground-state focus groups said they see that rate as relatively high and the issue in general as being mostly about redistributing money to the poor.
The DCCC memo urges candidates instead to talk about a “living wage,” or to rail against outsourcing jobs.
“What you’re seeing is this thing that Democrats cannot seem to figure out — this notion that somehow if we just put the words together correctly that’ll be the winning message and we’ll win,” Kaye said. “That is the opposite of how the electorate is behaving.”
Raise the minimum wage and everyone else has to get a raise and then prices rise, so after all the economic dislocation, the status quo returns. If the government “gave” every American one million dollars a lollypop would rise in price to $50.00.
But, but, but, immigration and trade, people!!!! Immigration and trade!!!!! Immigration and trade will save Obama Cult Horror Dimocrats, right? Right????? Um, WRONG:
On immigration and trade, voters remain largely aligned with Trump. Data show that voters believe that the economy is moving in the right direction and resent Democrats attacking its progress.
Obama Dimocrat strategists are very worried. They see what we see in the polling data and in the zeitgeist.
Obama Dimocrats will resort to lies as usual. These dopes will try the same playbook of loser plays against President Trump that worked so well against the hapless Mittens Romney:
More and more, Democratic operatives are gravitating toward pushing for an argument that Trump is just out to make his rich friends richer, at the expense of everyone else. They believe they could include all sorts of attacks on his decisions under that umbrella, from stripping regulations on credit cards to trying to end Obamacare to pushing for corporate tax breaks.
Will that tactic work? No. President Trump is not Kittens Romney. President Trump has already made it clear that in any tax reform or tax cut his goal is to help the middle class even if that means the rich get schlonged.
The Virginia Governor’s Race May Decide The 2020 Presidential Election [snip]
The Bill To End Virginia’s ‘Winner Take All’ System
The answer is in a bill that was put forward in the Virginia House of Representatives, one that would end Virginia’s ‘winner take all’ electoral vote system: [snip]
Republicans have a near two-to-one advantage in the House of Delegates, 66-34, and a majority in the Virginia Senate 21-19. Current Governor McAuliffe is term limited, and if the GOP’s Gillespie is elected in 2017, the stage would be set for Cole to reintroduce the bill, which would then be free from the danger of a veto.
Donald Trump won the Electoral College handily 306 to 232, but that is of course no indicator of how close the race might be in 2020. If it were a Reagan-type blowout, then how Virginia’s electoral votes were allocated would be of passing interest. On the other hand, if the race were more akin to the Gore/Bush 2000 campaign, any change to Virginia’s apportionment would become vital, if not the deciding factor.
That’s a longer way of saying that in 2020 the state of Virginia will once again be in play but that whatever happens it is likely that President Trump will do well in Virginia, a state he lost in 2016. If the winner takes some system is approved, President Trump will get a bunch of electoral votes no matter who “wins” Virginia in 2020. That’s bad news for Obama Dimocrats. It’s another boulder thrown into the scales of the 2020 election which we predicted President Trump will win. Bigly.
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So what is this “real estate scandal” we referenced in our title?
Picture a billionaire at the bulk discounter Costco, not buying anything, rather shoplifting, stealing, all he surveys. Picture this same billionaire at Van Cleef and Arpels, the jeweler on Fifth Avenue. He is not buying anything there either, rather shoplifting, stealing all he surveys. It is President Donald J. Trump and one of, if not the greatest political real estate thefts of all time.
We’ve explored this grand theft politics before. But the theft is now so wildly promiscuous and threatens to grow so massively that only an Obama Dimocrat RICO action could stop it. But it won’t. It won’t stop.
@RealDonaldTrump Walks Away With The Clinton Coalition
The bedrock of a winning coalition, the people Barack Obama dismissed in 2008 as “bitter” and clinging to their guns and Bibles, used to be the FDR coalition and the Clinton coalition. No longer. They are now part of the Trump Triumph. Hillary2016 has abandoned them so they have abandoned her. [snip]
The white working class chased out of the Democratic Party by Obama’s Kook coalition had no where to go but to the Republican Party. Now the former Democrats join in solidarity with the long time populist Republicans – ergo TRUMP.
President Donald J. Trump is the greatest of American political real estate thieves. President Trump stole the Clinton coalition. President Trump stole the Republican Party. President Trump is stealing the Democratic Party of FDR/Kennedy. It’s a political real estate scandal.
President Trump has taken the real estate from the full spectrum of the right wing (far right, moderate right, liberal right) as well as the all important center of the political world, and is on the move to steal the center left and the moderate left. The only real estate President Trump will not steal is the kingdom of Kooks far far left and the dirty swamp.
But is picking up extremely valuable abandoned property, theft? Or is it smarts? The Obama Dimocrat Horror Cult is about to find out just how smart President Donald J. Trump is.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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!
Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0
Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday appeared to link the shooting at a congressional baseball practice that injured at least five to the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in which the slain Roman dictator was outfitted in a way that resembled President Trump.
Following the shooting Wednesday morning, President Trump’s son retweeted a comment from CNN and Fox News contributor Harlan Hill, who drew a straight line from “events like today” to “glorifying the assassination” of the president in a theatrical production.
A gunman in Alexandria, Va., fired scores of rounds at Republican lawmakers and aides who were practicing before the bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game, which was set to take place on Thursday.
GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.), an aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) and others were wounded, according to multiple reports.
The tweet refers to the Public Theater’s New York current run of “Julius Caesar.” The actor playing Caesar is intended to resemble Trump with blondish hair, a two-piece suit with a long tie and an American flag pin.
The president’s son is among those who have questioned if art that is turned into “political speech” could affect its taxpayer funding after the Shakespeare in the park production.
The play followed on the heels of the public outcry when comedian Kathy Griffin posed in a photo shoot where she held a fake, bloody severed head that resembled Trump.
Scalise is undergoing surgery after being shot and he is said to be in stable condition, according to his office.
The leftist thug has been sent, via express bullet train, straight to Hell. The death of this leftist thug means one less vote for his idol Bernie Sanders the socialist kook. Also this leftist’s trip to Hell means one less “superfan” of Rachel Maddow.
There are a lot of details. It was the security detail of Steve Scalise that returned fire on the leftist thug. If not for the fact that Steve Scalise is a member of the GOP leadership and therefore has a security detail, the leftist thug would have been in a free fire zone able to kill Republican congressional members and staff at will:
Scalise and several others were injured, but it could’ve been far worse, the senator — who was there — said. [snip]
But according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who was there, it could have been far, far worse. Had Capitol Police not been there as part of a security detail for Scalise, Paul said in an interview with MSNBC, “it would’ve been a massacre.”
Paul explained that after the gunman fired 50 to 60 shots, hitting Scalise and others, he was eventually taken down by Capitol Police. But, he pointed out, those Capitol Police officers were only there in such force because Scalise himself — as Majority Whip, he is a member of the Republican leadership team who travels with a security detail — was present.
“Everybody probably would’ve died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill Police were there, and the only reason they were there is because we had a member of leadership on our team,” Paul said. “If Scalise wouldn’t have been on the team — unfortunately he was hit and I hope he does well — but also by him being there it probably saved everyone else’s life, because if you don’t have a leadership person there, it would’ve been no security there.”
He continued: “Because there’s no escaping a guy with — if he’s got several hundred bullets, and we had no weapons, and no place to hide. So if he would’ve advanced on the rest of us, there would’ve been no chance. The only chance we had was that the shots were returned by the Capitol Hill Police.”
Time to get armed in D.C. if you are a Trump supporter. Time to get armed in college if you are a Trump supporter too. Time to get armed everywhere in America if you are a Trump supporter. Think we exaggerate or overreact? Not with these animals on the loose:
Left-Wing Twitter Celebrates Shooting of Rep. Scalise
No sooner did news break that a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) were left-wing Twitter users celebrating the attack — in which two Capitol Police were also shot, as well as a congressional staffer, and possibly more.
Activist and media personality, Tariq Nasheed, appeared to indicate support for the shooting on Twitter: [snip]
Author Malcom Harris, “joked”(?) that the shooter may have simply been acting in self-defense: [snip]
Twitter user “Leon Trotsky” wrote that Scalise’s shooting was “karma” for his “tea bag” beliefs: [snip]
Twitter user “Charles Oakley” wrote that “the KKK fucker deserved it”: [snip]
Technology writer WaltIsFrozen said the attack will have a “silver lining” if the shooter was indeed targeting Republicans specifically: [snip]
“RestlessNews” created a meme that suggested the attack is the definition of “karma”: [snip]
Other left-wing Twitter users said they hoped this shooting would encourage Scalise to rethink his support for gun rights — as he’s a “whore” for the NRA: [snip]
Others tried to use the atrocity as an excuse to make jokes about health-care reform: [snip]
Others suggested the Scalise shooting was justified owing to the congressman’s beliefs: [snip]
UPDATE: The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, appears to be a Bernie Sanders fan. His Facebook page reads, “Democratic Socialism in Three Words: ‘We the People.'”
One of his most recent posts says, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” [sic]
“I want Bernie to Win the White House.” he wrote Aug. 12th, 2016.
Today is not “send a leftist thug to Hell” day. Today is Flag Day. Today is President Donald J. Trump’s birthday.
President Trump received an early birthday gift when this week his wife Melania and young son of 11 years Barron Trump moved to the White House now that young Barron has finished his school year.
We wish President Donald J. Trump a very happy birthday and a healthy and long life well past the next eight years he will live in the White House.
Today is also Flag Day. The “President’s Own” The Marine Band is a happy confluence of the birthday and Flag Day as they play “Stars and Stripes Forever”.
Hear that leftist thugs?
As to the American flag itself, the symbolism is appropriate and lifts the patriotic heart. In addition the American flag has a lovely design – it is a lovely flag. There are other flags that are nice looking, but the American flag has a certain oomph to it. That deep blue field with the glow of stars on it, the stripes of alternating red and white which while resting colorfully grabs the attention with it’s dignity.
The American flag when in movement, when the wind catches it…
It’s a grand ol’ flag. It’s a high flying flag.
Forever in peace may it wave. It’s a emblem of, the land… the home of the free and the brave.
Like Alexander The Great, President Donald J. Trump is shaking the world. The Great Trump is on track to great electoral victories in 2018 and a 2020 reelection. The presidential blueprint for 2020 reelection and early victories in 2018 becomes clearer with every passing day.
Consider Jerusalem. Candidate Trump promised to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Now President Trump will not move the American embassy to Jerusalem. Great betrayal or great move?
To decide the question look at the events roiling the world. On Thursday President Trump signed a waiver delaying the embassy move. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer declared
“President Trump made this decision to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend America’s national security interests,” Spicer said. “But, as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when.”
Ordinarily, this type of empty talk to back away from a clear campaign promise is worthy only of derision. Two events convince us this is the Great Trump art of the deal, not a betrayal.
First, the reception two weeks ago by Saudi Arabia of President Trump was unprecedented in warmth and ostentation. The departure by President Trump on a heretofore forbidden direct flight from the Kingdom to Israel indicated the warm reception for the Great Trump in Saudi Arabia was not mere visuals and talk.
Seven foreign nations — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Maldives, Yemen and Bahrain — cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, as well as suspending sea and air travel to and from the country, after accusing the nation of collaborating with militant groups in the region, reports the BBC.
Qatar supplies and supports terrorist organizations such as Hamas, ISIS, and Al-Qaeda. Qatar is an ally of Iran. Qatar cannot survive without the 80% import of food and other necessary supplies from the countries that just cut off diplomatic ties. Qatar is now cut off from land, sea and air contact with fellow members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Why has this happened? The Great Trump:
While on a visit to Riyadh two weeks ago, US President Donald Trump urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation, and blamed Iran for instability in the Middle East.
“It seems that the Saudis and Emiratis feel emboldened by the alignment of their regional interests – toward Iran and Islamism – with the Trump administration,” Gulf analyst Kristian Ulrichsen told Reuters news agency.
“[They] have decided to deal with Qatar’s alternative approach on the assumption that they will have the [Trump] administration’s backing.”
We do not doubt that the hold on the embassy move to Jerusalem and the stunning isolation of Qatar are related. The embassy move will come when the Great Trump decides the time is ripe. For now, the time is ripe to take on Iran allies and enablers as a prelude to the final battle with the Persian Empire of Terror.
The Great Trump is respected in capitals of the middle east which mocked the great boob Barack “the sniveling” Obama. The Great Trump deals from strength.
Trump’s NATO Bombast Gets Us Where Statesmanship Can’t [snip]
If Donald Trump had done nothing more than to create a legitimate occasion for calling a newspaper article “Whither NATO,” his place in history would be assured. Small, but assured.
But Mr. Trump has gone further. He has actually put the future of NATO on the global agenda by saying, on his European trip in May, that the United States spends far more on the shared defense than our allies do. That, he declared, was going to stop. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany then said that the days when Europe could “rely fully” on others were “somewhat over,” which is essentially what President Trump had said, without the dainty qualifications.
So we’re all in agreement, right? NATO must reform, with a better deal for the United States, or it will disappear. [snip]
On his recent trip to Europe, President Trump attacked European leaders in person and in public for failing to meet their defense obligations. Previous presidents have also wanted our fellow club members to pay their dues. Mr. Trump was not doing or saying anything especially new or bold. But earlier presidents, with their statesmanlike approach, had failed utterly to achieve a goal that most Americans likely would have found desirable. Mr. Trump, bombast and all, is surely more likely to make progress on that front than, say, the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Great Trump is reshaping, with strength, boldness, timing, and smarts, the entire world. While Europe sleeps, The Great Trump is reshaping the world. While The Great Trump shakes the world, Europe sleeps as it did before the world wars of the past century, inviting the soft invasion of the continent:
And, as I said only the other day, the reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you’re going to have more of it.
To hell with Europe and to hell with London and its Muslim Mayor. We won’t shed a tear or display any sympathy for the countries in Europe subject to Muslim terror attacks. To hell with them all. We feel sorry for the dead and injured but if any of them voted for the Muslim Mayor or voted against Brexit, or support Muslim immigration into Europe, then hey, you’re getting what you deserve.
We will take Europe seriously when the response to Muslim Terror attacks is a military response. As long as the European response to Muslim Terrorist Attacks is police investigations or calls for more security, then to hell with them.
The Great President Donald J. Trump understands that increased security until the West strangles itself with security is the wrong path. In the end the response to Muslim Terror will have to be death of Muslim Terrorists along with bans on Muslim Terrorists entering or remaining in this country.
Until Europe stops with the tears and laying down of flowers and stupid concerts with stupid singers to weep about the latest Muslim Terrorist Attack, the Muslim soft invasion of Europe will continue.
The Great Trump is reshaping the world. Many suspect the Great Trump will be defeated. But the only ones that believe the Great Trump will be defeated are the truly and resistant to reality, Dims.
For all the Big Media onslaught against President Trump, for all the predictions of doom in 2018 because of President Trump’s alleged “unpopularity”, Roll Call, has a wake up call:
Latest Roll Call Ratings Show Tough Road to Majority For Democrats
Looking at the map right now, even the best case scenarios for Democrats see the GOP keeping their congressional majorities. Looking at the map right now, even the best case scenarios for Democrats see the GOP keeping their congressional majorities.
Roll Call updated their congressional seat ratings on Thursday for the upcoming 2018 midterms, and early predictions indicate trouble for the Democrats’ quest to reclaim the majority.
The Capitol Hill paper rated 202 House seats as “Solid Republican” in addition to 17 as “Likely Republican.” With 435 seats in the House, requiring one party control 218 seats for a majority, the GOP would reach a majority by adding up Roll Call’s “Solid” and “Likely” seats.
Things are worse for Chuck Schumer’s crew in the Senate, where most of the seats up for election this year are incumbent Democrats.
For all the Russia hysteria by Obama Dimocrats and Hillary, the GOP will retain control of congress in 2018. In the Senate the GOP is well positioned to even surmount the 60 vote supermajority which will lead to President Trump getting just about everything he wants in the two years leading up to his reelection effort. House of Representatives, Governorships, Senate – the GOP under The Great Trump is set to win massive victories in 2018.
Inside Washington, Donald Trump’s 4-month-old presidency appears to spin in a perpetual state of crisis and chaos, achieving few tangible successes and beset by weekly distractions.
But in far and wide pockets of the country, where legions of loyal Trump supporters remain, a very different picture is being discerned.
They see a media corps obsessed with a Russia investigation despite no evidence of a crime, all too easily swallowing an excuse for Hillary Clinton’s loss.
They see a Democratic Party lurching further to the left and practicing pure obstructionism to appease its inflamed base.
They see a coterie of prosperous, smug elites stationed in power centers and unable to comprehend the everyday hardships spoken to by this president.
And they see all of them hellbent on taking down Trump, whatever the cost to the country.
U.S. News conducted email interviews with more than a dozen readers who defended Trump in their reactions to previous stories.
These folks are angry, distrustful and sometimes intemperate, reflecting similar characteristics of the commander in chief. Some are true believers who salute all of Trump’s actions, no matter how contentious or disputed. Others are clear-eyed about the president’s flaws, but are more disturbed by the drumbeat of a contemptuous opposition. Not all of them consider themselves conservatives; some even voted for former President Barack Obama – twice. [snip]
“Suddenly, [Angela] Merkel thinks the German people cannot rely totally on the USA. Was that a good thing, [previously allowing] … Germany and 23 of NATO members to not pay their bills? The president calls them out on it. And this is an affront?” asks Richard Weddle of Los Angeles, who says he’s a nuclear researcher who has worked for the FBI and Defense Department. “President Trump said, right to the 50 or so Islamic nation leaders, terrorism, extremism must be driven out – with a euphemism for kill them – drive them out of the earth. This is as direct a statement as I have seen.”
Joseph Lapinski, a 68-year-old who declined to reveal where he lives, explains that he soured on Obama and moved to Trump due to their day-and-night approaches to roiling global events.
It’s not that Lapinski didn’t think Obama was “a wonderful guy. He was.”
But “it was how he, like Jimmy Carter, thought all the wars could be solved by talking, like North Korea,” Lapinski says. “It doesn’t make him a bad guy because he didn’t want blood on his hands. It does make him a bad commander in chief.
“Trump is a jerk. Being a jerk doesn’t make him a bad president.” [snip]
Kearney says she really doesn’t like Trump, but that the unrelenting Democratic backlash has actually resulted in pushing her closer to him.
“I find it difficult to even listen to him. But the Democrats are making him look better. He has actually done a fairly good job considering the attack he is under,” she says. “As bad as he is, I do not support the attempted coup that is going on. So this anti-Hillary voter finds herself getting more angry and being pushed into supporting Trump – a pig – but our president and a guy who seems to be trying to do the right things – clumsily, boorishly, but I believe sincerely.”
There is a lot in the interviews to choke Obama Dims. The quotes in support of The Great Trump are wise in the positive and the negative assessments of the Great Trump. “The only thing about which I vacillate is his tweeting, but then I remember that he is under news assault 24/7, and realize that no one can remain stoic 24/7. Nor should he. If he began to ignore the continual assaults by innuendo – seldom facts – his supporters would eventually give up the fight, too, and he’s the only one I’ve seen willing to absorb the slings and arrows day after day. The only president with whom he compares is Teddy Roosevelt for stalwartness.” “Trump definitely has some personality flaws and he probably should have vetted his staff better, but he is patriotic and certainly not a traitor. I sincerely think he wants to make America great again just as Obama did, but their definitions of American greatness and how to achieve this differ greatly.” “Hillary took money from Russia, Bill [Clinton] took money from Russia, and the press thinks I should get worked up about a Clinton-created story about a Trump-Russia collusion? Really?” “We see the economy improving. We see the jobs slowly coming back. We see the start of a better relationship with our allies, and we see his budget of 2018 trying to [rein] in wasteful spending. But all the media reports is Russia, more Russia and more Russia.” “Perhaps you should contact Clinton supporters and ask them when they are going to stop the whining, crying, rioting and threats of violence, and the actual violence. Finding Clinton supporters should be easy, I’m betting almost everyone you know or associate with is a Clinton supporter. You might want to check out the picture of Kathy Griffin holding Trump’s severed head, and then ask yourself just how much lower liberals and their media lapdogs can go.”
Only an Obama Dimocrat can doubt the strong bond the Great Trump has with his strong supporters, his once not so strong supporters, and even those who don’t like or approve of the President’s personality or style but want America Great Again.
At the Trump hating Politico, an article was published as the London Muslim Terror attacks took place. It is an article worth a full read which we will only excerpt:
A Noun, a Verb and Vladimir Putin
Why the Democrats are making a big mistake by obsessing over Russia. [snip]
He was, they asserted again and again, unacceptable, immoral and corrupt. Every focus group they assembled raised serious questions about his disparagement of various ethic groups, his brutish mannerisms, his business ties to foreign governments, his lack of qualifications. Almost every professional polling firm showed deep and mounting disapproval of his behavior—he was, they calculated, the most unpopular candidate in American history. Many in the Republican establishment criticized or outright denounced him. And yet, defying all the confident predictions right up until election night, Trump managed to eke out a shocking victory, relying particularly on a surge of “forgotten voters” in the Midwest.
You’d be forgiven, of course, if you thought this was a recap of the 2016 election. Actually, it’s what the same pundits who got 2016 so wrong very well might be saying again four years from now. Such a mind-blowing, spirit-crushing, defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory redo of the last election should keep smart Democratic operatives up at night. Yet it doesn’t. [snip]
To those with a bit of distance from cable news—that is, every sane person in America—Democrats seem to be replaying the exact strategy that lost them the last election. What, pray tell, is the Democratic Party’s message otherwise? [snip]
Democrats appear to have spent about two minutes trying to figure out why the voters of Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and, very nearly, Minnesota rejected them only a few months ago. [snip]
What did the Democrats do to rebuild the faith and trust of the “forgotten” voters they still seem to have trouble remembering? They doubled down. The first thing they did after the biggest political disaster in their history was to keep their leadership team intact. [snip]
When half the country believes the Democrats and the media are in cahoots, and most partisans are siloed off to their favorite media outlets and eschewing other sources of information, it makes it hard for “Watergate 2: The Series” to make it on the airwaves. Even Mike Morrell, the former CIA acting director who accused Trump of being a Russian stooge as he signed up for the Clinton campaign, thinks the media is hyping the story and showing bias against the president. [snip]
More than two-thirds of voters, according to at least one ABC News/Washington Post poll (if you believe polls anymore), said the Democrats were “out of touch.” The Democrats—yes, the Democrats—scored lower than Trump and the Republicans on that issue. [snip]
A few weeks ago, a sociologist at Columbia University flatly predicted that Trump will be reelected in 2020. In an even crueler blow to the Democrats, an ABC poll released in April found that Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote if there were a hypothetical rematch.
If the Democratic National Committee has many more weeks like the previous one, it might not recover in time for the midterm elections in 2018. [snip]
The Democratic National Committee took a brutal shot to its ribs when its 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton, said it was bereft of ideas and data, and was near bankruptcy when she was nominated in July. [snip]
Andrew Therriault, the former DNC director of data science, responded by slamming Clinton in two since-deleted tweets, calling Clinton’s comments two unprintable words, according to CNN.
“I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense,” Therriault said in a message to DNC data staffers.
Black women are angry with the DNC, as are the whining Bernie Sanders kooks. It is particularly laughable that a Socialist who is not a member of their corrupt party is the leading candidate to challenge the Great Trump in 2020. The Socialists are even now fighting over the super-delegate rules and that will lead to a schism in 2020.
Washington will be riveted this week by the drama surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s expected congressional testimony. But Republicans elsewhere in the country say they couldn’t care less. [snip]
“There’s nothing about Jim Comey that I trust,” said state Sen. Ron Rabin. “There’s nothing consistent about what he says.”
Asked whether Comey has any credibility, he offered a view shared by many Republican activists gathered at this airy waterfront convention center: “None. Zero.”
Comey’s Clown show on Thursday will compete with the British elections for most watched circus. In the end, The Great Trump wins in 2018 and reelection in 2020:
Trump Will Likely Win Reelection in 2020
By Musa al-Gharbi
In other words, we can count on Trump surviving his first term – and likely winning a second.
During and despite a ceaseless onslaught by Big Media and Obama Dimocrats, the Great President Trump in polls taken during this period has only increased his support, even as allegedly the polls also show his allegedly declining popularity. Despite all the attacks, a rerun election would give President Trump a popular and electoral vote victory.
We do President Trump a great disservice with this article. For President Trump the best situation is for continued barking from Comey the Clown and the Obama Dimocrats – in full outrage after full outrage upon full outrage to top the last over the top full outrage. Our observation that Comey and the outrage of Obama Dimocrats only helps cement a Great Trumping in 2018 and 2020 is like putting a bell on a cat. Our apologies to the Great Trump.
We do Obama Dimocrats a great service with this article. If they could surgically Frankenstein a working brain they would learn a great deal and possibly figure out how to defeat the Great President Trump.
The findings are significant for a Democratic Party, at a historic low point, that’s trying to figure out how it can win back power. Much of the debate over how to move forward has centered on whether the party should try to win back working-class white voters – who make up the bulk of Obama-Trump voters – or focus instead on mobilizing its base.
Turning out the base, the data suggests, is simply not good enough.
“This idea that Democrats can somehow ignore this constituency and just turn out more of our voters, the math doesn’t work,” Canter said. “We have to do both.”
It’s not to early for us to declare that President Donald J. Trump will be reelected in 2020. We already know his officially trademarked campaign slogan for 2020. The campaign slogan is reported by none other than President Trump himself to be “Keep America Great!” which is a Trumpian way of saying “Stay The Course“.
Compare and contrast what we write today with the analysis of the 2016 election we wrote back in 2013 about Hillary Clinton’s “Muddled Message Mess”. Everything we wrote in that article was exactly on target. We perform the same analysis today. We declare President Trump the winner of the 2020 election today.
Why will President Trump be reelected? Read what we wrote in “Muddled Message Mess” about Hillary Clinton’s not yet declared candidacy for President in 2016. In our update to “Muddled Message Mess” we asked in the very first sentence “Why would anyone who wants to win in 2016 support ObamaCare?” Hillary Clinton supported ObamaCare, became the Obama Third Term, and ignored every bit of advice we provided. Hillary Clinton decided we were wrong when we repeatedly wrote that 2016 was to be a “change” election. Hillary Clinton became the status quo candidate in a change election and that killed any chance she had of winning:
Hillary Clinton 2016 is a muddled message mess. The elemental question a campaign must answer before it begins to even be a dream is at this point answered by Hillary Clinton 2016 with a dust storm of incoherence. [snip]
Hillary Clinton 2016 however is a wagon train immersed in fog headed into quicksand bogs because it has not answered the question a campaign must answer as the chief policy motivation and raison d’etre of the candidate.
The central question for any campaign is whether the electorate must “stay the course!” or whether it is “time for a change!”. It’s one or the other. There is no other question. A merge, a double message won’t sell. A “let’s stay the course but change” concoction has as much appeal and logic as vegetarian pork chops.
“Muddled Message Mess” made it clear years before anyone else wrote it, that 2016 would be a CHANGE election. Election year 2020 will be the opposite of 2016. 2020 will be a status quo election. President Trump will run on “stay the course” because we must “Keep America Great!” It’s a powerful message that helps most all presidents when they run for reelection. “Stay the course” and “Keep America Great! will help reelect President Trump. Already President Trump has raised millions for 2020. Already, ten people, including Michael Glassner, Sean Dollman, and John Pence, are busy collecting data, fundraising, and hosting large rallies in support of President Trump’s 2020 campaign. They have a lot of help.
Obama Dimocrats will make it much easier for President Trump to be reelected. Obama Dimocrats will run on “time for a change” in 2018 and 2020. The screams and howls of “time for a change” from Obama Dimocrats will doom them and reelect President Trump. Why? How?
Anti-Trump energy poses recruiting dilemma for Dems
House Democrats face a recruiting dilemma in 2018 as the liberal backlash to President Trump looks poised to boost progressive candidates in primaries.
Democrats are seeing a groundswell of enthusiasm on the left, but that same energy could complicate the calculus in swing seats and districts carried by Trump that Democrats need to take back the House.
The party will likely need to strike a delicate balance between finding moderate candidates who best match the political profiles of the target districts on issues such as abortion and gun control without alienating its left wing.
“I think it may be helpful in some of the deep red districts or red-of-center districts to have some candidates who may be anti-abortion rights or pro-gun, maybe … more conservative side of some of these social issues,” said Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of campaign analysis site Sabato’s Crystal Ball.
Democrats need to flip two dozen seats to regain the House majority. To win that many seats, they’ll need to put many Trump districts into play. [snip]
“It will be difficult for them to get the candidates they need because their base won’t allow it,” a House GOP strategist said. “They are going to want ideological purity.”
“It will be awfully hard to win those races, because you aren’t competing in New York City.”
Obama Dimocrats will try to dupe the voters in 2018. Obama Dimocrats will run inexperienced candidates who are women and veterans, all without records to be examined. But the primaries will also include full tilt kooks from DailyKooks and the leftist mobs that run riot in the streets.
It will be the Kooks versus the “normals” in the Dimocrat primaries and the Kooks will win every time. Already the top Dim Kook, Tom Perez, has declared that the Obama Dimocrat Party will abort any candidate that does not support abortion on demand. The “normals” will argue that abortion on demand is not viable once the baby is viable – late term abortions a few hours or days before birth will have to be exempt from “abortion on demand”. The Kooks will shout “misogyny!” The “normals” will lose every time.
By the time the general elections in 2018 roll in, the “normals” that have been duped into running as Obama Dimocrats in the primaries will be aborted. The new “normals” in the general election will be Republicans who will run against the Obama full tilt Kooks that won their primaries.
Ordinarily we would write “it doesn’t have to be this way”. We could surmise that if the Democratic Party of old existed, wiser heads would help the “normals” win their primaries and restore some sense to the Democratic Party. Bill Clinton in 1992 ran against the kooks in the party and won. But in 2017, Hillary Clinton has gone full kook and decided to organize a new money milking operation called “Onward Together”.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan, “Stronger Together” was bad enough. It answered nothing about stronger for what? It reminded us of a drunk who drinks coffee. You remain drunk only you are more hyper. “Stronger Together” was the end. Now, “Onward Together”, but where? Into the valley of death.
Ordinarily we would write “it doesn’t have to be this way”. If the Democratic Party of old existed, sensible “normals” in the Democratic Party would admit that ObamaCare was a failure and work with President Trump to fix the mess they created under Barack Obama. If there were any Dimocrat “normals” they would have proposed good and meaningful ways to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
But because the Obama Dimocrat kooks are in control, the idea from the Obama Dimocrat Party is to attack everything that President Trump attempts to do. They reason that what worked for Obama opponents will work for them. But those tactics will fail because ObamaCare is a failure that only gets worst every day.
If the “normals” existed in the Obama Dimocrat Party they could have profited. Many Trump supporters are not happy with the soggy healthcare proposals passed by the House. Many more Trump supporters are not happy with the continuing resolution to finance the government recently passed. Many Trump supporters understand the limitations Trump was under with the continuing resolution and see the Trump chess game as to budgets, and tax reform, but still want the entire political world to change in an instant. If there were “normals” in the Obama Dimocrat Party they could damage President Trump by wooing normal voters. But there are no “normals” in the Obama Dimocrat Party to woo normal Americans.
There are only kooks left in the Obama Dimocrat Party. That’s why a Trump hater like Marc Thiessen can say “The past 100 days have been a disaster – for Democrats”. According to the Post-ABC News poll, only 2 percent of Americans who voted for Trump regret their votes, while fully 96 percent say it was the right thing to do. Former Bill Clinton pollster Doug Schoen understands that the strong bond maintained by President Trump with his supporters is a potent source of political power for 2018 and 2020. The smart Salena Zito observes that The media assault on Trump could win him a second term. At the New York Times, bad news for Trump opponents is spun as good news:
Biden said he was prepared to storm the country to help revive the party, and boasted of his comfort in wooing areas that voted for Trump. [snip]
In a largely leaderless party, two distinct groups are emerging, defined mostly by age and national stature. On one side are three potential candidates approaching celebrity status who would all be older than 70 on Election Day: Biden, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont. [snip]
Sanders, the runner-up in the 2016 primaries, may loom largest over the next Democratic race. He is already planning his first return trip to early-voting Iowa in July, and plans to be the keynote speaker at the convention of a social justice organization that works closely with his political group, Our Revolution. [snip]
Competing against the Democrats’ senior cohort is a large and relatively shapeless set of younger candidates who span the ideological spectrum: governors, senators, mayors, wealthy executives and even members of the House. [snip]
In the Senate alone, as much as a quarter of the Democrats’ 48-member caucus are thought to be giving at least a measure of consideration to the 2020 race, among them Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California. All are closer to 40 than 80.
Bernie Sanders is a socialist kook who is considered the front-runner for 2020. He’s not even a member of the party!
Recently we wrote about President Trump’s management style. We said it was a vortex of information flowing to President Trump at the center. But really, it is a TrumpNado of productive activity.
On immigration and other issues the winning has only begun. President Trump did not get all the monies he wanted from the continuing resolution on immigration, but he got what he needed. President Trump can do a lot with a little. President Trump comes in ahead of schedule and under budget. Notice how President Trump, via Executive Order, will regularly release to the public information on illegal immigrants and crime. The first report declares that of the 45,493 inmates currently in Bureau of Prisons custody only 3,939 are Americans, including those naturalized. The vast majority of those are soon to be deported because they are in this country illegally.
Not much attention will be paid to the illegal immigrants in American prisons for crimes committed here. For now. But in elections in 2018 and the elections in 2020, this information will come into sharp focus. Obama Dimocrats will side with the lawbreakers. President Trump will side with Americans.
On ObamaCare, President Trump only has to wait as ObamaCare collapses more and more with each passing day, all on its own. By summer, President Trump will begin the argument that targets Obama Dimocrats as uncaring political profiteers willing to hurt “normals” for their own political benefit at the polls. That argument will be repeated on issue after issue. President Trump will win for the “normals”. The kooks? The kooks will continue to resist, insist, persist, enlist and ride off into the sunset, off the cliffs of reality.
Why will President Trump win in 2018 and 2020? Because President Trump is building a Great America based on reality, not fantasy. The Kooks? The Kooks are busy having fun with those fun gadgets called fidget spinners, getting nowhere fast.
In 2020 President Trump will be reelected, and America will be Great, again.
Update: Thursday, April 6, 2017 via President Trump can be summarized “during the day he nuked the Senate, at night he bombed Syria“. Yet some dolts don’t see the brilliance and miracle of President Trump.
With every new administration come tests from foreign enemies of the United States. Why did Syria’s Assad burn his own people with chemical weapons? Because Assad and the Russians and IRAN wanted to slap President Donald J. Trump in the same way every lowlife in the world enjoyed slapping Barack Obama. Back in April 4, 2009 we wrote about the time Barack Obama was tested by America’s enemies. The dolts at the Treehouse should read our smart analysis to understand how foreign enemies test new presidents and see what smart analysis looks like: World Leaders And North Korea To Barack Obama: “Sucker”. That’s right you dolts, in April 2009 the new Obama administration was tested by North Korea. In April 2017, it is President Donald J. Trump who is tested.
How well did President Trump do on his first major test? It’s a miracle. Check out our comments section to get more details as they come in but first reactions from Big Pink were right on target:
For the record we are not in favor of military involvement in Syria. But this chemical attack was a direct challenge to President Trump to test him and see if he was as weak as Obama.
President Trump has turned lemons into lemonade. President Trump with this attack, which took place during President Xi and Trump at dinner, sends a message to China, North Korea and every adversary: “I am not weak Obama. My name is Trump. Donald J. Trump!”
Look at what President Trump managed to do with his first international crisis:
(1) He had a peaceful dinner with President Xi of China after he secretly ordered the calibrated attack on Syria. Before President Trump made the public announcement of the attack he politely informed President Xi. The unstated message to President Xi: “I am not Barack Hussein Obama. Tell that to the North Korean freaks you’ve been helping. If you don’t want a massive immigration crisis on your southern border get these North Korean freaks back in the circus and off the streets or I will do the job for you.” China and North Korea get the message and American allies in the region such as Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, respect the new President of the United States.
(2) Russia’s Vladimir Putin just got schlonged by testicular fortitude Trump. There goes the notion that Trump is Putin’s plant. Iran got schlonged too. You’re not dealing with Barack Hussein Obama – You’re dealing with President Donald J. Trump. Freaks. As to American allies like Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the rest, they too have respect for the new President of the United States and know that unlike Barack Hussein Obama, President Donald J. Trump is the one that does the schlonging and the slapping. The Egyptian President and the Jordanian King both of whom visited President Trump this past week must have especially wide smiles – but not as wide as the grin on Prime Minister Netanyahu.
(3) American allies world-wide, in North and South America, in the European Union, in Asia, Great Britain, everywhere know there is an American President in charge once again that they can rely on. America’s enemies world-wide know there is an American President in charge once again that they must fear and negotiate with out of respect.
(4) President Trump dealt with America’s enemies foreign and domestic. Remember, the toilet known as the U.S. Congress goes on vacation, they call it “recess”, on Friday. What will these useless goofballs do? They can no longer claim that Trump is Putin’s plant. Will they stay on the job to deal with the ramifications of President Trump’s attack on Syria? Or will these useless pieces of baggage go home and leave foreign policy to President Trump? Those that want to stay to demand President Trump do their bidding will have to confront those that want to go on vacation.
If the Congress persists and insists on vacation as their priority, President Trump can make recess appointments. If the Congress goes on vacation President Trump will continue to have a free hand on foreign policy. If the Congress decides to shock us all and stay in Washington to work, President Trump can demand they also work on ObamaCare repeal, the budget that is due and the debt ceiling. President Trump wins and wins.
As we enter the season of miracles, more miracles – via the miraculous President Donald J. Trump.
This week the right, left, and center, can see the amazing miracle called President Trump. It’s not just the obvious things like Gorsuch or the Jerusalem shocker. On election night and the day following the election we declared that the immense vastness of the Trump victory was immeasurable. This week we continue to try to measure the immeasurable.
Consider the Susan Rice scandal. Take a step back from the daily/hourly to-and-fro developments in that scandal which is itself but a part of the Russia nonsense from Obama Dimocrats. Can you see how miraculous this Susan Rice scandal makes the Trump election victory? Can you?
Remember all the many indisputable reasons from Big Media and the political establishment as to why Trump could never win? Remember all the many times it was declared by Big Media and the GOP and Dimocrat political establishments, along with all the economic and educational institutions of power that “it’s over for Trump”? Now add to all that what we have learned from the Susan Rice scandal. The Trump election victory becomes even more incredible, yea “miraculous” than any have previously understood.
TabletMag lays it all out. The TabletMag article was summarized in our comments section, but we recommend a full read to understand the gargantuan beast that opposed Donald J. Trump’s election, inauguration, and eventual presidency:
“At some point, the administration weaponized the NSA’s legitimate monitoring of communications of foreign officials to stay one step ahead of domestic political opponents,” says a pro-Israel political operative who was deeply involved in the day-to-day fight over the Iran Deal. “The NSA’s collections of foreigners became a means of gathering real-time intelligence on Americans engaged in perfectly legitimate political activism—activism, due to the nature of the issue, that naturally involved conversations with foreigners. We began to notice the White House was responding immediately, sometimes within 24 hours, to specific conversations we were having. At first, we thought it was a coincidence being amplified by our own paranoia. After a while, it simply became our working assumption that we were being spied on.”
This is what systematic abuse of foreign-intelligence collection for domestic political purposes looks like: Intelligence collected on Americans, lawmakers, and figures in the pro-Israel community was fed back to the Obama White House as part of its political operations. The administration got the drop on its opponents by using classified information, which it then used to draw up its own game plan to block and freeze those on the other side. And—with the help of certain journalists whose stories (and thus careers) depend on high-level access—terrorize them.
Barack Obama weaponized the intelligence gathering machine on behalf of his Iran terrorist pals. Then Barack Obama used the weaponized intelligence apparatus to target and destroy Donald J. Trump. It’s a miracle that Donald Trump survived and thrived to become President Donald J. Trump.
Fox News in 2015 reported on the Obama corruption of the intelligence apparatus in this country to benefit his Iran terrorist pals:
The sweeping up of conversations between Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers began in earnest earlier this year, ahead of a March visit to Capitol Hill by Netanyahu to speak out against the developing Iran nuclear deal, and continued through this past September, when the deadline for Congress to block the deal passed.
The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the deal to Capitol Hill.
The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears—an “Oh-s— moment,” one senior U.S. official said—that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.
The Obama corruption of the government intelligence agencies, whose mission is to protect the Republic from foreign enemies, turned those intelligence agencies into a threat on the Republic. Barack Obama corrupted the intelligence apparatus to attack Israel and defend Iran terrorists. Then Barack Obama turned that vast apparatus against Donald J. Trump.
It is a miracle. Nothing less than a miracle. Donald J. Trump overcame all the insurmountable odds that are somewhat “normal” in a political campaign. Donald J. Trump also overcame all the corrupt insurmountable corruptions of a politicized and weaponized intelligence gathering infrastructure to become President Donald J. Trump. It is nothing less than a miracle.
Reports in unmasking controversy were detailed, had info about ‘everyday lives’
The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents.
“This is information about their everyday lives,” Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. “Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.” [snip]
Nunes has consistently stated that the files caused him deep concern because the unmasking went beyond the former national security adviser Mike Flynn, and the information was not related to Moscow.
Herridge details how only 20 persons are authorized to approve “unmasking” requests so eventually we will see who it was that helped Susan Rice in her corruptions. Herridge also details how unusual what Susan Rice did is by showing how very rare it is. Herridge makes it clear that the corruption of the intelligence agency started before the presidential election in 2016. Herridge quotes Trey Gowdy of the intelligence committee as saying “It would be nice to know the universe of people who have the power to unmask a U.S. citizen’s name, because that might provide something of a roadmap to investigate who might’ve actually disseminated a masked U.S. citizen’s name.”
There is an “extensive government paper trail, that can be audited within the NSA, that shows who requested the unmasking, on what basis, and whether it was granted. This raises more questions about Rice, her motivation and whether it was authorized higher up, offering cover.”
Chicken littles and their ilk, not fit for foxholes in battle, will bemoan and whine about Chairman Devin Nunes recusal today from the Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia and the election. These Chicken Little types always whine that the sky is falling. But Trey Gowdy and his allies are still on the Intelligence Committee. Chairman Nunes now does not have to reveal anything to the Schiff-heads on the Committee. And the fact that Obama Dimocrats took out Chairman Nunes by filing complaints about his handling of classified information with the Ethics Committee will continue the inquiry into the corruptions by Obama and Obama thugs of classified information.
Chicken Little and her ilk of losers will not understand that it does not matter if there is a fight, what matters is that there is a fighter. Fighters win fights whether the fight is sought or comes unbidden. What matters is that President Trump is a fighter:
The Trump administration has escalated its feud with the Obama administration, creating a virtually unprecedented situation in which the current and former U.S. executive branches are openly fighting.
President Trump on Wednesday said Obama-era national security adviser Susan Rice might have committed a crime by requesting the identities of Trump associates who were incidentally swept up in surveillance, though he cited no evidence to back up his claim.
“I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” Trump told The New York Times. “It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”
Gowdy at the Intelligence Committee. Big Pink on the job. President Trump in a fight for the Republic.
One minute it’s ridiculous to think that the Obama administration was doing surveillance on the Trump campaign. The next minute the Obama administration was doing the right thing if it did surveillance on the Trump campaign.
The Obama Dimocrat messaging has changed. That clues you in on the true impact of the Susan Rice revelations. Before, the Obama Dimocrat claim was that spying on Trump was crazy talk from a deranged President Trump. Now, the Obama Dimocrat claim is that spying on Trump was the necessary and smart thing to do. Winner? President Donald J. Trump the Miraculous savior of the Republic.
62% say news media favors one political party over the other More believe media favors Democrats than Republicans
Clear majority of Americans say media is “often inaccurate”
In a contentious political landscape, Americans increasingly believe the news media generally favors one political party over the other. Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults say the media has a favorite, up from about 50% in past years. Just 27% now say the media favors neither major party. [snip]
Gallup asked those who perceive political bias in the news media to say which party the news media favors. Almost two-thirds (64%) of those who believe the media favors a political party say it is the Democratic Party. Only about a third as many (22%) believe the media favors Republicans.
Game Over! Miraculous President Donald J. Trump has won the battle against Big Media although Big Media won’t report the news.
Think we exaggerate about the miraculous power of President Donald J. Trump? Remember all that talk about President Donald J. Trump moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and how that would bring on World War III? Remember how recently despite Obama Dimocrat opposition the Trump American ambassador to Israel – who advocates for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem – David Friedman was confirmed which would surely bring on World War III?
Russia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a surprise announcement on Thursday, obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post. [snip]
No other country in the world recognizes any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry reads, “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state. At the same time, we must state that in this context we view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
This is a sharp shift in Russian policy, which until now has formally held that Jerusalem should eventually be under a permanent international regime. The statement appears in English on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Russian web site.
While officials in Jerusalem interpreted this to mean that recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will only come once east Jerusalem becomes the capital of a Palestinian state, The Jerusalem Post has learned that Moscow intends this recognition to go into effect immediately.
Russia moved to President Trump’s daring position on Israel, before David Friedman could bring on “World War III” doing what Russia has done. Because of Passover holidays and the “weeklong shutdown” in Israel which starts on April 10, Trump’s approved ambassador to Israel won’t be on the job in Israel. Because of protocol decisions by the Israeli government it is likely that David Friedman will be welcomed as the American ambassador to Israel in June. But the miracle, the embassy move reason Obama Dimocrats offered to not confirm David Friedman, has already happened. Jerusalem is now recognized as the capital of Israel by Russia and the United States will soon also confirm the position of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. World War III averted. A President Donald J. Trump miracle.
Why did Russia make this startling declaration? Perhaps this was all a well-timed dance by President Trump to allow Russia to take the credit for a President Trump policy. It could be. But we suspect that it is a President Trump miracle. The miracle in this case is that President Trump’s clear-eyed assessment of the political situation in the world is now accepted by Russia.
At least 14 people were murdered and 50 injured in the blast and horrifying pictures show bodies, blood and wreckage strewn across the carriage of the train blown up between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations in Russia’s second city.
Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, who was born in Kyrgyzstan, has been named by security services as the suspected attacked who also planted a second device hidden in a fire extinguisher that failed to explode. [snip]
Police believe he has close links to radical Islamists.
Jalilov’s home country of Kyrgyzstan, which borders Kazakhstan and China in central Asia, is predominately Muslim and has seen up to 500 citizens travel to Syria to join ISIS. Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were also born there.
Candidate for president Donald J. Trump frequently declared that he thought Russia could be a partner against Muslim terrorists. Russia this week got a taste of Muslim terror from the same source Boston sampled. Quislings in the West, particularly in Germany, don’t want to fight Muslim terrorists:
A decision by the city of Berlin not to illuminate its most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, in the colors of the Russian flag to show solidarity with St Petersburg after an attack has provoked anger, with critics calling it a scandal.
In the past after attacks in other countries, the city has beamed the colors of flags of France, Turkey, Britain and the Netherlands onto the Brandenburg Gate, which divided East and West Berlin in the Cold War. [snip]
While lights at the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be switched off at midnight on Tuesday as a mark of respect for the victims of the St Petersburg attack, other European landmarks have been lit in their usual way.
The head of German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Russian service Ingo Mannteufel said the decision belittled victims of the St Petersburg attack at a time when the German government says it values the Russian people even if it disagrees with the Kremlin.
“(The West) has a moral and political duty to show solidarity with the victims of terrorism in Russia. That the Brandenburg Gate was not illuminated in the Russian colors was therefore wrong, yes, it is even a scandal,” he wrote.
There are those in the West that want war with Russia. These same forces do everything to appease Muslim terrorists. Every attempt is made to goad President Trump to turn his eyes from Muslim terrorism and onto Russia. Thus far it has not worked.
The Susan Rice scandal and all the Obama Dimocrat perversions of the intelligence apparatus in this country have been geared towards leading President Trump into conflict with Russia. But even in the most totalitarian leftist precincts, warnings are sounded about this soon to fail tactic:
Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives
Whatever the truth about Trump and Russia, the speculation surrounding it has become a dangerous case of mass hysteria [snip]
For seemingly the 100th time, social media is exploding. This is it! The big reveal! [snip]
One way we recognize a mass hysteria movement is that everyone who doesn’t believe is accused of being in on the plot. This has been going on virtually unrestrained in both political and media circles in recent weeks.
The aforementioned Mensch, a noted loon who thinks Putin murdered Andrew Breitbart but has somehow been put front and center by The Times and HBO’s Real Time, has denounced an extraordinary list of Kremlin plants.
She’s tabbed everyone from Jeff Sessions (“a Russian partisan”) to Rudy Giuliani and former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom (“agents of influence”) to Glenn Greenwald (“Russian shill”) to ProPublica and Democracy Now! (also “Russian shills”), to the 15-year-old girl with whom Anthony Weiner sexted (really, she says, a Russian hacker group called “Crackas With Attitudes”) to an unnamed number of FBI agents in the New York field office (“moles”). And that’s just for starters.
Others are doing the same. Eric Boehlert of Media Matters, upon seeing the strange behavior of Republican Intel Committee chair Devin Nunes, asked “what kind of dossier” the Kremlin has on Nunes. [snip]
Even Bernie Sanders has himself been accused of being a Putin plant by Mensch. But even he’s gotten on board of late, asking, “What do the Russians have on Mr. Trump?”
So even people who themselves have been accused of being Russian plants are now accusing people of being Russian plants. As the Russians would say, it’s enough to make your bashka hurt.
The entire article from leftist Matt Taibbi is worth reading to fully understand the crackpot left. At times it is comic as when it describes Senator Mark Warner’s antics which merit a trip to Bellevue insane asylum. But mostly it is a map of leftist lunacy. Even leftist loon Noam Chomsky thinks the entire Russia crackpottery is “a joke”.
Mostly though the Taibbi article is a summary of the miracle that is President Donald J. Trump. How did Donald J. Trump, short of a miracle possibly win the presidential election???
Since 2012 we often declared that all you needed to know was that 2016 would be a “change” election. We predicted a Trump victory on the Friday before the election and put forth our election map – which left open as “too close to call” the pivotal states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. We knew Trump would win and endorsed him because Trump was the change candidate. We were sure the candidate of change would win. But really!!!! With all the Susan Rice/Barack Obama corruptions of the election process how in hell did Donald J. Trump manage to win??? The odds against this victory become more vast, more immeasurable, the more this scandal develops.
It was a miracle.
President Trump today, against the weak Republican leadership, against the always ready to cave Republican senate, effectively managed to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed. The official vote will be tomorrow but it is a miracle that this has happened. We thought it would happen, but still, it is a miracle.
President Donald J. Trump is a miracle. Against all odds Trump became President. Now we discover that Barack Obama corrupted the intelligence agencies to attack Trump.
President Donald J. Trump is a miracle. Against all odds from Obama Dimocrats he is protecting America’s allies like Israel and attacking America’s enemies.
President Donald J. Trump is a miracle. Against Obama Dimocrat attempts to subvert the Constitution and GOP weaklings afraid of their own shadows, Donald J. Trump will be able to appoint his nominees to the Supreme Court.
President Donald J. Trump is a miracle. The great miracle is that President Donald J. Trump is the salvation of the Republic.
Our Republic is saved by President Donald J. Trump. Obama Dimocrats will not subvert the Constitution further in their attempt to only allow a Supreme Court justice of their own choosing from confirmation. The democratic election will have consequences. President Donald J. Trump will be able to follow the Constitution and appoint Supreme Court Justices.
Our Republic is saved by President Donald J. Trump. Obama Dimocrat attempts to bring about war with Russia and protect Muslim terrorist nations will not succeed.
Our Republic is saved by President Donald J. Trump. Here the people rule. Government Of, By, and For the people, shall not perish from the Earth. It is not the intelligence agencies that will determine our elections. Here the people rule.
President Donald J. Trump is a miracle and the salvation of our Republic.
The fun is just beginning. We’re laughing at two categories of fool today.
Type one to mock is the Trump supporter chicken littles who think their world is crashing because the fight is on and things are not going as rosy sweet as they feverishly imagined.
Type two to mock are the DailyKooks who have gone full tilt nuts along with the GOP establishment still hoping the red they see is President Trump’s blood. We laugh at them both as Trump week 4 continues and hundreds, yes hundreds, of Trump weeks are to come.
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Let’s return to the basics of the Trump Revolution to understand what is happening. Donald J. Trump launched a hostile takeover of the Republican Party back in June 2015. During the nomination fight Donald J. Trump attacked Republicans such as George W. Bush and his Iraq War at Republican debates. Donald J. Trump rampaged through the debates and the nomination fight against the GOP establishment. Once Donald J. Trump was the GOP nominee he trained his artillery against the Obama Dimocrat Party and the self-proclaimed Obama Third Term a.k.a. Hillary Clinton. Against Big Media, the Dimocrats, the GOP establishment, the intelligencia, Academia, Big Business, Big Institutions, the neo-con right, and the totalitarian left, Donald J. Trump fought and won. Ergo, President Donald J. Trump.
The chicken littles of today somehow thought that after the President Donald J. Trump inauguration the war would turn into the discourse of a little girl’s plastic tea cup party featuring operatic debates in which the harshest imaginable behavior would be the occasional “tut-tut old sport” verbiage. That was never going to happen. Neither that nor any variant short of all out war, bloody war was ever going to happen.
It’s all out war. The inauguration of President Donald J. Trump was the starting fire of all out war. We wrote about what to expect and we said it will be all out war until the political equivalent of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Want to see a visual representation (warning: it’s gruesome) of what we expected and what every Trump voter should understand is the situation? Here it is (again, visually gruesome):
That’s what it’s like. President Trump and the overthrow of the political establishment is all out war, not a pretty picture of well ordered landings from a luxury cruise ship assisted by charming escorts. President Trump represents an invasion that seeks to overthrow the political order. The political order will fight back.
What President Trump understands is that once you land on the beach the imperative is to move swiftly inland and capture territory. President Trump, like the General Patton he so often references, knows that the army must move forward with surprising speed and worry about patching problems up as you go along.
Some parts of the beachhead advance. Other parts of the invasion are stalled. The order is to keep moving forward. There’s blood everywhere. The necessity is to break through the roadblocks and move forward. Move forward. There’s blood everywhere, but move forward, even when it is your friend that was mowed down, move forward, move forward:
Let’s look at the entire battlefield: the GOP establishment continues to fight back with delay tactics while the neo-cons and their bureaucratic allies continue all out war with flame-throwers and exhortations to fight on against President Trump. From the left it is madness and fury against President Trump. All along President Trump continues to move forward, move forward.
A few data points of the fight as it progresses which helps us map out tactically how to move forward on the strategy:
Remember the withdrawal of Obama’s pick for National Intelligence Council chairman, Charles Freeman, in March 2009? Obama had tapped the former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia for the sensitive post despite abundant conflicts of interests. Freeman had served for four years on the board of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, a company owned by the Chinese communist government. The state-owned firm has invested in Sudan and Iran. Freeman also led the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington, D.C.-based group funded by the Saudi government. [snip]
Obama knew all that and looked the other way at Freeman’s role as a de facto lobbyist for Saudi royalty. Even worse, he ignored Freeman’s Jew-bashing and tyrant-coddling record with a Blame America axe to grind. Freeman carped that our country exhibited “an ugly mood of chauvinism” after the 9/11 attacks and condemned his fellow countrymen for connecting the dots of Islam and Saudi-funded jihad: “Before Americans call on others to examine themselves,” he fumed with Jeremiah Wright-style bombast, “we should examine ourselves.”
In fine form, Freeman inveighed against the “Israel Lobby” in his resignation letter. [snip]
By this time in Obama’s first term, former Democratic New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson had withdrawn as Commerce Secretary nominee after both liberals and conservatives protested his long record of corruption and incompetence. [snip]
Richardson’s replacement, former GOP Sen. Judd Gregg, accepted and then quickly withdrew after disagreements over Obama’s massive federal stimulus proposal and Democrats’ politicization of the Census.
Another Beltway barnacle, former Democratic South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle, was also forced to withdraw from his nomination as Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary amid a storm of ethical scandal, conflicts of interest, and tax avoidance. That was compounded by Treasury Secretary Geithner’s admission of “tax goofs” involving his failure to pay $43,000 in federal self-employment taxes for four separate years (until, that is, he was tapped for his Obama post). At least five other Treasury staff picks withdrew before the Obama administration had reached the 100-day mark over tax problems, conflicts of interest, bad judgment and records of lax oversight of industry.
By the end of his first 100 days, Obama had set a turnover record for an incoming cabinet with four major withdrawals. And by the hallowed 100-day mark, Obama had announced less than half of the total Senate-confirmed Cabinet department positions he needed to fill, with only 10 approved — even though the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the Senate at the time.
That brief history should shut up the chicken littles of 2016 pearl clutching about Mike Flynn and/or Puzder.
Consider the data point of neo-con Bill Kristol as he abandons democracy and the republic to embrace a coup d’etat against President Trump:
Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.
Ultimately, you’re committed not so much to conservative principles, but rather to a Beltway status quo that Trump is a huge threat to. Based on your actions over the past few months, I can see (and indeed, so can everybody else) that you wouldn’t have cared all that much if it had been Hillary Clinton who won the election. Even if Jeb Bush or Ted Cruz had came out on top in the Republican primaries, and then went on to lose in the general election to Hillary Clinton, you would not have been greatly discomfited. Yes, you wouldn’t have liked it, and yes, I’m sure that for at least the next four years, the Weekly Standard would be filled with articles and think pieces critical of Clinton and her policies, but they would all pretty much impotent to actually change anything.
So I think the election of President Trump has given us the chance, for the first time, to effect real change in national politics. And it’s been instructive to see how you and the rest of the #NeverTump crowd are all weeping and wailing and digging in your heels, even now, even after most of the decisions Trump has made so far have been conservative. This tells me that you’re part of the problem that electing Trump is supposed to solve. And it confirms to me that voting for Trump was the correct choice.
Data point, #NeverTrump John Podhoretz is worried about the destruction of Mike Flynn by the “deep state” which we once all called the “police state”. Podhoretz did not like Flynn but sees the danger:
If this was intelligence, the revelation of the Flynn meeting just revealed something to the Russians we shouldn’t want revealed — which is that we were listening in on them and doing so effectively. [snip]
And as for playing fast and loose with confidential information on American citizens: No joke, people — if they can do it to Mike Flynn, they can do it to you. [snip]
It would be pretty to think so, but we also know that Flynn had an antagonistic relationship with America’s intelligence agencies. If these leaks came about not out of high principle but because officials at those agencies were taking out a potential adversary, that is nothing more or less than a monstrous abuse of power. [snip]
If those who fear Trump embrace antinomianism because they think he’s going to destroy our democracy, they should stop and consider whether their zeal to stop him might be blinding them to a different threat from the federal government that will erode our rights as citizens.
Data point, Don Surber who understands why Mike Flynn had to go, but also understands the threat from the “police state” a.k.a. “deep state”.
This particular data point from Don Surber has been driven very well by President Trump who Tweeted: “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?”
Don’t forget the Glenn Greenwald – who applauds what happened to Flynn even while seeing all the lies on top of lies, data point. Greenwald’s position is complex. He believes Flynn lied and it was necessary to expose that lie. Greenwald also sees the hypocrisy of Obama Dimocrats who said nothing as Obama hunted down leakers with more gusto than Richard Nixon, now praising those who leaked against President Trump. Greenwald also recalls the felony lies of James Clapper to Congress in public testimony in order to protect Obama. Greenwald misses his own hypocrisies. But the data point that matters here is this:
The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies [snip]
In the spectrum of crimes involving the leaking of classified information, publicly revealing the contents of SIGINT — signals intelligence — is one of the most serious felonies. Journalists (and all other nongovernmental citizens) can be prosecuted under federal law for disclosing classified information only under the narrowest circumstances; reflecting how serious SIGINT is considered to be, one of those circumstances includes leaking the contents of intercepted communications, as defined this way by 18 § 798 of the U.S. Code:
Keep that data point in mind. Prosecutions, even of alleged journalists, are permissible under certain circumstances and the Mike Flynn assassination is one of those circumstances.
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The above data points are mostly from the right side of the battlefield. What of the left side of the battlefield. On the left, it is madness. Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
There is no other way to explain the left. It will require a political Hiroshima and Nagasaki to bring them to their senses. For now the left is entirely mad, stark raving mad. Next week we will examine the political left as it grabs total control of the DNC. How can we explain the madness of a DNC that condemns a fictional TV show because of… some madness about the F.B.I. and Comey? For now, the madness of the left is manifest in almost every utterance from that kingdom of kooks.
Consider Dan Rather. Dan Rather imagines he sees something as big or bigger than the Watergate scandal in the Mike Flynn story. That’s laughably crazy.
Friedman: Flynn Resignation Shows Russia Hacking Was On Scale With 9/11, Pearl Harbor
Thomas Friedman said the resignation of Ret. Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as National Security Adviser showed it was never taken seriously that the Russians “hacked our election.”
“Trump actually tweeted out some positive encouragement of this. Did the two of them cook this up all along?” Friedman asked of Flynn and Trump.
“We have never taken seriously from the very beginning Russia hacked our election,” the New York Times scribe said on Morning Joe Tuesday. “That was a 9/11 scale event. They attacked the core of our democracy. That was a Pearl Harbor scale event.”
Pearl Harbor? 9/11? Only in the Kingdom of the Kooks does such madness prevail. Did the Russians corrupt the primary in which Hillary Clinton could barely beat socialist kook Bernie Sanders? Bernie Sanders did not fight Hillary Clinton on emails. Bernie Sanders enabled Hillary Clinton on her email problems.
The “Russians did it” theory of the kooks is that the Russians won the election for Trump by hacking, then leaking, emails from John Podesta and the DNC. Bernie Sanders never exploited the emails however so how is it that Hillary Clinton was barely able to defeat Bernie Sanders and therefore the Russians are to blame for her loss? Indeed, Bernie Sanders’ supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters are still fighting each other. But the Russians did not help socialist Sanders. Yet Hillary Clinton, despite a DNC that rigged circumstances and situations for her, could not dispatch the socialist kook.
If Hillary Clinton has dispatched socialist kook Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, unified Obama’s party behind her very early, understood the change Donald J. Trump represented, she could have won the election by leveraging the establishments of both parties and her money advantage (though we doubt it because it was a change election). We knew back in 2013 that Hillary Clinton was a “muddled message mess”.
Hillary Clinton ran the dumbest, stupidest, campaign ever. Hillary Clinton, as we wrote, deserved to lose.
Hillary Clinton deserved to lose and she lost. It wasn’t the Russians, nor Bernie Sanders, nor fill-in-the-excuse that is to blame. Hillary Clinton deserved to lose. As we wrote repeatedly at least since 2012, the 2016 election was a change election and the candidate of change would win. Hillary Clinton declared herself the Obama Third Term, not the candidate of change, so she lost. Donald J. Trump made himself the leader of a movement for change, real change, not phony hope and change, so Donald J. Trump is now President Trump.
Such is the state of the Obama Dimocrat Party that even those that once were certifiable kooks now appear rational by comparison. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Kooch, Dennis Kucinich, is talking sense!
Kucinich is one of the few principled liberals left.
Even with a barely moving congress, President Trump is moving forward. Consider the initiatives President Trump has signed and the long term ramifications of same. As he meets with foreign leaders, such as Netanyahu, Trump moves forward. David Friedman will soon be the American ambassador to Israel too. On immigration, President Trump will win, even if he faces fire as he lands on the beachhead. As his cabinet fills, President Trump gets reinforcements and continues to move forward.
On issue after issue President Trump moves forward. Every day productive activity is moving forward even as during the campaign the chicken littles and the left will declare what they don’t understand to be “chaos”.
TPP is gone. A lot has been done. What President Trump has done will not soon be gone. It will last for generations.
As to the intelligence community and Mike Flynn remember that not even journalists are protected under 18 § 798 of the U.S. Code. Keep an eye on that as President Trump takes control in the coming weeks and months of the NSA and the “deep state”.
President Trump knows he is on a battlefield. That’s why today he holds a press conference. That’s why President Trump calls Big Media the opposition party. That’s why President Trump on Saturday will bring in the people as reinforcements.
The more the political establishment shoots from the sand dunes at the incoming Trump Revolution on the beachhead, the more reinforcements will come to fight alongside President Trump.