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.
We have entered the Age of Real courtesy of President Donald J. Trump. The Age of Real is not particularly pretty. The Age of Real is about reality, not illusions. The Age of Real is about the authentic. The Age of Real is about reality, not what we wish reality to be.
The President Trump Age of Real will rapidly edge out the previous Obama Age of Fake. The MAGAnificent year 2017 was the confrontation point when battle lines were drawn and the epochal armies engaged each other in combat. In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 the final battles will take place and the Barack Obama Age of Fake and “managed decline” will expire like a flat tire run out of air.
This final battle, as two epochs collide, was vividly on display in the waning days of 2017 and the early days of 2018. As we described back in January 2009, the AGE Of FAKE was at very best a delusion, at worst, which is what we believe, a vast deception designed to plunge America into a bottomless “managed decline” from which it would never recover. The Age of Fake consumed everyone that came into contact with Barack Obama and exposed Hillary Clinton as a clown who ran for president in a change election as the status quo Obama third term.
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Big Media with its concocted narratives and fake news contrivances is aghast and against the Age of Real ushered in by the entry of Donald J. Trump into the political sphere. Since his announcement he was running for President of the United States, Big Media has been horrified that Donald J. Trump speaks his mind and communicates in a most authentic way. Big Media much more preferred the silly illusions and flim-flam HOPE and CHANGE lies spewed by Barack Obama.
Yes, since his announcement in 2016 Donald J. Trump has been acknowledged to be “authentic” while Hillary Clinton was viewed with good reason as a phony. Trump’s ability to communicate with those who had given up on the possibility of a Great America Once Again is why he was elected. Hillary Clinton with vast armies of well-paid consultants lacked the very authenticity that Donald J. Trump wore like a working class Tuxedo.
In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 we have already seen the weltanschauung of both competing ages. The decrepit Age of Fake and the triumph of the Age of Real.
Big Media and all the losers still living in the Age of Fake could not believe it. The fat little “Rocket Man” of North Korea made threats against America when he declared he had a button on his desk ready to set off nuclear weapons. President Donald J. Trump responded with the vulgarity required that he too had a button and it is a much bigger nuclear button.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
Big Media and the other enemies of America howled that it was “unpresidential” to respond in such a manner. Big Media, the Obama Dimocrats, the leftists and their running dogs, all responded that such undiplomatic language was offensive and threatened world peace – even signaled a potential nuclear exchange. Big Media and the Obama Dimocrats and all their running dogs, demanded a return to Age of Fake diplomatic squawks and dignity, dignity, dignity – never mind that posture had led a backwards country to become a nuclear power that threatens the world.
At the end of the nuclear exchange of Tweets, President Trump was firmly on top of little Rocket Man.
Little Rocket Man was the one who broke down and restarted communications with South Korea and it was Little Rocket Man who asked for diplomatic talks and the usual Age of Fake rubbish.
President Donald J. Trump read the situation correctly, authentically. President Donald J. Trump did not cause to have issued some silly diplomatic communication from some deputy press officer at the State Department while top staff vacationed. President Donald J. Trump communicated authentically with a punch to the nose against the Little Rocket Man.
President Trump likewise communicated in very clear Age of Real punchlines, not Age of Fake courtesies to the decades long lies from Pakistan and the so-called Palestinian leadership:
The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue…
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
Of course, it is on Iran that the contrast between the Trump Age of Real and the Obama Age of Fake are most evident.
For a long while we have argued that the North Korea situation is the harder nut to crack because North Korea is so poor that in essence they have very little to lose. We’ve argued that the Persian Empire of Terror while richer and more powerful in a wider sphere of influence will be easier to take down because its population is better educated, has more communications outlets such as the Internet, and is a more or less modern society. Our argument however was more centered on a military confrontation.
At the end of last year and the beginning of the MAGAnificent 2018 we saw just how a well educated modernish society can be thrown into tumult rapidly. Throughout Iran protests erupted.
The protests appear to have been caused by economic factors. The government of Iran received billions of dollars and a “deal” from Barack Obama which was so generous as to be seen as a big win by Iranians. But the Iranian public did not receive the benefit from the Obama billions. That money went instead to the Persian Empire of Terror clients.
President Trump immediately began to Tweet support for the Iranian protests which targeted not only the Iranian government but the entire theocratic establishment.
During the 2009 Green Movement uprising, when Iranians fought for their liberty against the despotic regime in Tehran, President Obama remained conspicuously silent for days. By and large, he abandoned the Iranian people in their time of need.
We now know that while protests were ongoing, Obama officials were creating conditions that would result in an agreement that ensured Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within the next decade. That agreement led to a cash-flush Iran that continues to pursue an expansionist foreign policy. Thanks to the Iran deal, in addition to Obama’s foreign policy promoting “daylight” with loyal allies, Iran now asserts control over much of the region, and dominates the internal affairs of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen1.
You’d think that this foreign policy failure would be enough for high-ranking Obama administration officials to revisit their views on Iran. But this turns out to not be the case. [snip]
It’s all too predictable that the same Obama officials who gave us the Iran nuclear deal are now weighing in with extremely shoddy analysis, with many of them providing talking points that would secure the terrorist regime’s grip on power while also securing their Iran deal.
Former top Obama administration officials Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and Susan Rice tell us — in what bears the hallmarks of a coordinated messaging campaign — that it’s really just a domestic issue, and Americans have no role in any efforts to support the good guys.
President Donald J. Trump fought for freedom and the rights of women and men. Barack Obama’s Age of Fake ministers and harlots demanded silence from President Trump.
If we assume, which we don’t, that Barack Obama and his hate America gangsters wanted to do what was right for America and the people of Iran when they remained silent in 2009 and advise further silence now, we could attribute the calls for silence on Iran as mere stupidity. But boobery and blockheadedness do now explain the treachery. Barack Obama and his gangster government hated America and wanted to aid the Iranian theocracy. That is the only logical explanation for their actions which support the Iranian Mullahs of Terror.
The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook
An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.
A global threat emerges
How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.
The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, three years ago the Obama Administration warned the Iranian government that Israel was about to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, in Damascus.
Al-Jarida asserts that the incident “sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue.”
The Quds force has provided military assistance to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza; Soleimani was designated as a supporter of terrorism by the State Department in 2007 for his connections to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was outspoken about wanting to proliferate ballistic missiles capable of carrying WMDs.
The man who would become Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser and then CIA director, John Brennan, went further. He recommended in a policy paper that “the next president has the opportunity to set a new course for relations between the two countries” through not only a direct dialogue, but “greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system.”
By May 2010, Brennan, then assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, confirmed in a speech that the administration was looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within Hezbollah.
“Hezbollah is a very interesting organization,” Brennan told a Washington conference, saying it had evolved from “purely a terrorist organization” to a militia and, ultimately, a political party with representatives in the Lebanese Parliament and Cabinet, according to a Reuters report.
“There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they’re doing,” Brennan said. “And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements.”
In practice, the administration’s willingness to envision a new role for Hezbollah in the Middle East, combined with its desire for a negotiated settlement to Iran’s nuclear program, translated into a reluctance to move aggressively against the top Hezbollah operatives, according to Project Cassandra members and others.
That John Brennan. The Director of the C.I.A. for Barack Obama. The “assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism” who functioned more as the scourge of homeland security and the terrorism facilitator. The John Brennan that has tried to use every lever of the Deep State to destroy President Donald J. Trump and stop the dawn of the Age of Real.
But Brennan, the Deep State, Big Media, Obama, Obama Dimocrats, North Korea, Pakistan, America Haters, the most brutish academics from Academia, the entire leftist establishment and its running dogs could not stop the Age of Real from dawning. The herald of the Age of Real, the cause of the Age of Real, the results of the Age of Real, Donald J. Trump:
IF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC IS FALLING, IT’S BECAUSE OF TRUMP When one strong individual stands up, others follow.
In 2009, Iran was swept by demonstrations, just as it is now. But at that time, the protesters were shouting “Allahu akbar,” and there was no indication that they wanted anything but reform of the Islamic regime, not the end of the regime itself. This time, however, the protesters have been chanting: “We don’t want an Islamic Republic!” “Clerics shame on you, let go of our country!” Some have even chanted: “Reza Shah, bless your soul!”
What has changed? Donald Trump. [snip]
Because he has been singular among the leaders of the world, and the Presidents of the United States since 1989, in demonstrating his readiness to stand up to violent intimidation. President Trump has already made it clear in so many ways, most notably by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clinton, Bush, and Obama all spoke about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, but backed off from recognizing the fact as official U.S. policy, for fear that Muslims would riot and kill innocent people, and that such a recognition would jeopardize the chimerical and fruitless “peace process.”
So should terrorists decide where our embassy should be? Trump was not willing to concede this point. And when one man shows that bullies can be confronted and stood down by people with courage, others are inspired to make the same kind of stand. This new Iranian uprising came just weeks after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, after the threatened rage and riots of Muslims worldwide in response to that announcement proved to be largely a fizzle. [snip]
Confronted with those 2009 demonstrations that did not go as far or demand as much, Barack Obama betrayed the demonstrators to every grisly fate that the mullahs could devise for them in their torture chambers. Bent on concluding the disastrous nuclear deal that lined their oppressors’ pockets with billions and set the world on a path to a catastrophic nuclear attack, Obama ensured that the U.S. government didn’t lift a finger or offer a word of support for the protesters, even as they were being gunned down in the streets.
But now the man who is setting the tone is a different man. Trump has come out strongly in favor of the protesters, tweeting: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!”
One Gideon, one Churchill, one Trump can change the age. Watching all the lovely New Year’s Day programming from Austria reminded us of the new Trumpian leader of Austria who is 31 years old, Sebastian Kurz. Those lovely programs filled with the music of the West made many waltz about in happiness. Happiness though is the fact that now there is a real chance to save the West. The 31 year old leader of Austria in the Age of Real continues to challenge the Age of Fake illusions and lies which so plague the Europe that did not experience Soviet occupation. Make Austria Great Again. This new European leader aligned with other European leaders that endured Soviet totalitarianism are ready to fight Islamic invasion:
Austria Launches New Migrant Policy: Benefits Cut, Phones, Cash Seized [snip]
“Phones will be seized upon entry, allowing border officials to analyse mobile data to determine migrants’ identities,” the Express newspaper reports. “Money will also be taken from migrants and put towards the cost of caring for people arriving in the country. And benefits will be stopped for some migrants who have not yet ‘paid into’ the country.”
The move comes as European Union Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos writes that “Europe’s Migrants Are Here to Stay.”
“It’s time to face the truth. We cannot and will never be able to stop migration,” Avramopoulos wrote in Politico.
“Human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century,” he wrote, adding that mass migration is an issue Brussels has committed Europe to “for the long haul.” “Migration is deeply intertwined with our policies on economics, trade, education and employment — to name just a few.”
“They have found safety in Europe, but we also need to make sure they find a home,” he writes of refugees, going on to insist that programming Europeans to welcome mass migration is “not only a moral imperative,” but “also an economic and social imperative for our aging continent — and one of the biggest challenges for the near future.”
Meanwhile, mayors from seven major French cities that have been overwhelmed by the flow of refugees have written a joint letter to Paris published in LeMonde last week, begging the government to step in and help.
REAL hope, REAL change. From America to the rest of the free world and even into the pits of theocracy and dictatorship whether in Iran or North Korea. That’s the promise of MAGAnificent 2018. Oddly, Axios has the real on realness:
Next year will bring “full Trump,” said one person who recently talked to the president. [snip]
In private meetings:
Trump keeps asking for tariffs — on steel and aluminum, in particular. He wants a trade war, and has for many years. His economic and diplomatic advisers persuaded him to delay trade actions in 2017.
Those advisers recognize that the day of reckoning will come in 2018, regardless of whether economic adviser Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who advocated restraint — stay or go.
Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin successfully persuaded Trump not to do anything rash while tax reform was being negotiated.
Trump also saw the advantage of trying to use that as leverage with China to get help on North Korea. He said yesterday in an interview with the N.Y Times: “China’s hurting us very badly on trade, but I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war. O.K.?”
And he tweeted yesterday, in response to Chinese ships secretly delivering oil to North Korea: “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!”
NEW: Look for Trump to take action on trade in the next month. It probably won’t be next week, so as not to disrupt the afterglow of the tax cut. But nothing is final.
Trump still wants his wall, and tighter restrictions on legal immigration. He’s a true believer on this stuff, and knows intuitively that it keeps his base stoked.
Trump seems most interested in discussing military options on North Korea in these meetings. He is surrounded by advisers who share his concern about the rogue state, but not his fixation on a military strike.
And some top officials have told us Trump’s belligerent rhetoric on the subject makes them nervous.
There is a reason the harshest assessments of Trump usually leak after North Korea meetings.
That’s not just an agenda for one year. That is several decades worth of work for someone not named Trump. But there is so much more.
Next Monday, the war on Big Media continues. It is part and parcel of the Age of Real as President Trump devours the cultural landscape once again and reshapes the culture and our politics. President Trump will rival the Oscars with his “Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” next Monday at 5:00. What better way to focus on the lies of Fake News Big Media than to give awards to the miscreants?
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
As well there will be the counterattack against Mueller, Big Media, and the Obama Dimocrats that tried to destroy him with Russia nonsense in a final desperate attempt to halt the advance of the Age of Real. But the Age of Real is here and can no more be turned back than a lit matchstick can melt a glacier or a roach move a tectonic plate.
Yup, the country had to hit Ba-rock Bottom if it was ever to recover from the leftist totalitarian plans of “managed decline” and once again strive with a real chance of success to Make America Great Again.
Likewise, we also needed to get corrupt Robert Mueller appointed as the protector of the swamp if we are ever to drain the swamp. Upon the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, “We celebrated because the more Swamp Deep State players come forth to attack President Trump openly, not from the shadows, the easier it will be to take down the Deep State “resistance” to a duly elected President.” Yup, we needed Robert Mueller to come from behind the tapestry so that we could confront the enemy face-to-face.
That enemy is now coming sharply into focus. The Obama corruptions we warned about are slowly exposed. The corrupt Iran deal is now seen as a means for Obama to permit Hezbollah drug dealing in America. The filthy dossier paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign then funneled to the F.B.I., or perhaps also paid for by the F.B.I. and churned about by John McCain and his aide David Kramer – that too is all getting exposed. It’s MAGAnificient!!! Thanks David Nunes!!!!
We got a lot of what we wanted in MAGAnificent 2017 too. It wasn’t all just misery. It wasn’t just the misery of the first 21 days of Obama followed by the appointment of Robert Mueller to try to take down the greatest enemy of the swamp the Republic has ever produced. 2017 was MAGAnificent in many ways.
It wasn’t just the terrific Trump tax triumph and the implications of the plan we wrote about. There were a lot of MAGAnificient triumphs in 2017. Consider some of the great Trump triumphs that have been given little attention.
There are the amazing Trumpian happenings in the center of the Muslim world, particularly in Saudi Arabia with it’s handover of power to a much younger leader and one who might be serious about killing Muslim extremists.
On policy, there was all the crazy talk that President Trump had made an agreement with Nancy Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck on DACA which ensured amnesty for illegal aliens was on the way. Then reality hit and the DACA plan emerged which will never be accepted by Obama Dimocrats. The “plan” with its 70 conditions, such as a border wall, will be the art of the deal starting point.
On politics, who could have dreamed that the Obama Dimocrats would have yet another senate seat to defend in MAGAnificient 2018 now that Al Frankengroper will resign? And just think, the Hollywood left will not be able to campaign for the forlorn Obama Dimocrat candidates because so many of them, yea the entire industry of “progressive entertainers” have been Harvey Weinsteined.
The Trump GOP will have less than 10 seats to defend in MAGAnificient 2018. The Obama Dimocrats are already forced to defend 25 seats, mostly in “red” states. So say “good-bye” to Joe Manchin who is now the sole Obama Dimocrat elected to a statewide seat in West Virginia. Say good-bye as well to all the Obama Dimocrats who persist to resist President Trump. We’ve already bid adieu, or rather kicked down the stairs, the NeverTrumpers on the GOP side like Bob Corker and Jeffy Flake. MAGAnificent!!!
What about Rocket Man? In 2017 China was exposed as a duplicitous enabler of North Korea in pictures of China breaking the sanctions against Rocket Man by selling oil despite the U.N. votes and the promises made to America and the world. President Trump has the pictures and has used them in the same way President Kennedy used his pictures of Soviet missiles in Cuba. MAGAnificent!!!!
In MAGAnificent 2018 North Korea’s Rocket Man will see rockets “made in America” hit him between the eyes.
ISIS? What ISIS? The ISIS Obama said would take generations to destroy has been sent packing and running for the caves by President Donald J. Trump and he has not been in office a full year yet.
The U.N.? President Trump schlonged them and is cutting off the funding by hundreds of millions – to start with. N.A.T.O. has been given orders to have member states pay their dues and they are starting to cough up the cash. Iran? Wait until 2018 to see Iran get the Iran deal pulled. Paris Treaty? Gone girl. TPP? Dead and buried. NAFTA? On life support about to have the plug pulled.
Regulations cut, Supreme Court and court system, immigration executive orders, the stock market, the economy… MAGAnificent. MAGAnificent.
All signs are that business is looking really good for next year, only to be helped further by our Tax Cut Bill. Will be a great year for Companies and JOBS! Stock Market is poised for another year of SUCCESS!
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.
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 Great President Donald J. Trump schlonged NATO (No Action Talk Only) leaders and is in the process of deep schlonging the G7. The great schlonging of 2017 came after a TRiUMPhant tour of Saudi Arabia and Israel. Can it get any better?
Fear not Trumpeteers, the year of the schlong continues most excitedly.
As the Great President Donald J. Trump schlonged and schlonged again, in Europe and the Middle East, we happy Americans witnessed a schlongfest deluxe. In other words, in the Montana election the Obama Dimocrat got schlonged even as Big Media got schlonged right in the kisser. His name is Gianforte, not pianoforte… GianFORTE. The Great President Donald J. Trump sang fortissimo:
President Trump on Friday praised the win of Republican Greg Gianforte in Montana’s special election.
“Great win in Montana,” Trump said without being asked, according to pool reports. The president is in Sicily for a meeting with G7 leaders.
Gianforte’s win for the Treasure State’s lone seat in on Thursday night came after he was charged for assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The Republican apologized about the incident, saying he “learned a lesson.”
“I should not have responded the way I did and for that I am sorry,” Gianforte said.
Trump has his own contentious relationship with the press, often calling reputed media organizations “fake news.”
Gianforte apologized AFTER he won. Sing it Louise! That’s how you do it. Get what you want, first.
The Gianforte victory was schlongy enough. But in the Age of Trump, victory is not enough. As quoted in the Jami’ al-tawarikh happiness demands more:
This conqueror once asked to noyan Bourgoudji, one of his first generals, what was, in his opinion, the delight of man. “It is, he said, to go to the hunt, a spring day, mounted on a beautiful horse, holding his fist on a hawk or a falcon, and see it cut down its prey.” The prince made the same question to General Bourgoul, and then to other officers, who all answered as Bourgoudji. “No,” said Chingiz Khan [Genghis Khan], “the greatest enjoyment of a man is to overcome his enemies, drive them before him, snatch what they have, to see the people to whom they are dear with their faces bathed in tears, to ride their horses, to squeeze in his arms their daughters and women.“
Conan the cinematic Barbarian declared happiness thus: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!
In the wake of the Montana funeral, Obama Dimocrats fumed at the pyre:
Would've helped if the Democratic Party got behind Rob Quist.
Yup, Shaun, the white black man Obama Dimocrat blamed the loss on the Latino Obama Dimocrat elected to run the corrupt DNC with Obama’s backing. The lamentations came before the election on Huff n’ Puff which thought the Great President Donald J. Trump would get a severe beating:
Montana Is About To Send Trump — And Democrats — A Big Message
The Republican candidate’s alleged assault of a reporter on the eve of the election turned the race upside down. [snip]
Gianforte had a 6-point lead over Quist in a poll released this month by a Democratic political action committee. But internal GOP polling has shifted against Gianforte amid proliferating scandals coming from the White House, conservative blogger and radio host Erick Erickson reported this month.
The election took an unexpected turn Wednesday evening, when Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs accused Gianforte of “body-slamming” him. [snip]
It’s unclear how the election-eve violence may influence Thursday’s vote. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wasted no time trying to capitalize on it, demanding that Gianforte “immediately withdraw” from the race. [snip]
But a surprise win for Quist would signal not only a rejection of President Donald Trump’s policies but also of the long-held Democratic playbook for winning ― or, more often of late, losing ― much-needed seats in Congress. [snip]
Gianforte is banking on the president’s popularity. Over the past month, he campaigned alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. [snip]
Despite Clinton’s loss and the failure to recapture the Senate, Democratic Party stalwarts have spurned the progressive wing of the party. Party leaders picked Tom Perez, President Barack Obama’s labor secretary, to lead the Democratic National Committee, even after progressive Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) secured endorsements from establishment torchbearers like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). That Perez’s backers touted his progressive bona fides as being on par with Ellison’s raised even more questions about why he should run at all, if not to prevent the so-called Berniecrat wing of the party from gaining power.
The Democrats virtually ignored Quist until late April. Asked about the Montana special election, Rep Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the DCCC’s 2016 national mobilization chair, told HuffPost last month he “didn’t know about that.” But as the race heated up, the party began spending more money, tripling its initial investment to $600,000 earlier this month.
“It seems clear that Gianforte’s massive edge in early funding allowed him to attack Quist’s character viciously before there were sufficient funds for Quist to respond to the vitriol,” Jeff Hauser, a longtime Democratic operative and director of the Revolving Door Project, told HuffPost. “If Quist should lose, the national Democrats who provided financial assistance after mail-in voting had already begun will have to question anew their initial reluctance to engage in the race in March and early April.”
Erick the fat NeverTrumper is wrong again. Quist lost. Gianforte banged in a victory. The dreamed of Obama Dimocrat victory against the Great President Donald J. Trump went flaccid.
The Gianforte victory in the grand scheme does not mean much, nor would a Quist victory have meant much because Montana frequently elects Dimocrats to statewide seats such as Governor and Senate (Senator Tester, Governor Bullock). But a Quist victory would have been proclaimed as “it’s over for Trump”. Instead, it’s over for the Dimocrats.
Behold in Montana, it came to pass, that the Great President Donald J. Trump did “overcome his enemies, drive them before him, snatch what they have, to see the people to whom they are dear with their faces bathed in tears.” Obama Dimocrat Tom Perez has some ‘splaining to do:
TODD: So you don’t acknowledge that you should have jumped in sooner? That if you guys come up 2 or 3 points short, you’re going to sit there and say, “Boy, imagine if you actually took this race as seriously as you took Georgia two months ago.”
PEREZ: First of all, the polls aren’t closed yet.
TODD: No you still may win, there’s no doubt.
PEREZ: I feel very good about this. And Chuck, the reality is, he should be up by 20 points. Because that’s how things have happened in the past the in Montana.
TODD: Well, well wait a minute. The state has elected a Democratic senator. Not that long ago, the state had two Democratic senators. Jon Tester has been re-elected twice. It is not a shock that a Democrat is competitive. I was shocked, frankly, Mr. Chairman – and this is more maybe a question directed to the DCCC – I was shocked at the lack of interest in the national party in trying to engage in this race sooner.
The Obama Dimocrats are bathed in tears, their possessions snatched, their horses ridden by the victors, their womenfolk in lamentations, their menfolk in metrosexual angst, grabbed by the wussies:
Democrats Still Struggling To Achieve Any Kind Of Party Unity
Tom Perez’s swear words aren’t working.
The new chair of the Democratic National Committee recently began cursing — “Republicans don’t give a shit about people” — as a way to fire up the base in his attempt to unify the party against President Trump. But in the three months since the Democratic party elected Perez as DNC chair over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Perez has struggled to bridge the gap between the establishment and progressive wings of the party.
Perez and the DNC have been especially unsuccessful in convincing their supporters to give the kind of money the RNC has brought in every month. The DNC brought in just $4.7 million in April — less than half of the RNC’s $9.6 million haul over that same time, according to FEC filings submitted by the parties this week. The RNC finished the month with $41.4 million cash on hand, dwarfing the DNC’s $8.8 million in cash on hand.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel took a victory lap after the numbers showed the RNC again dominating the DNC in the fundraising game. “These numbers are evidence of the overwhelming enthusiasm for President Trump and the tireless work by Republicans everywhere to ensure we work together to build on our majorities and elect Republicans up and down the ballot headed into 2017, 2018, and beyond,” McDaniel said.
Perez, an establishment figure on the left, has been unsuccessful in winning over the party’s left-wing, where many leaders believe the party has drifted too far right.
Throughout his speech at a Democratic convention in California over the weekend, Perez was heckled and interrupted by supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
One of the groups leading the resistance to Perez was the California Nurses Association, which packed the convention hall decked out in red clothing. The group’s leader, RoseAnn DeMoro criticized the Democratic party for being out of touch with its base.
“They are a party in absolute crisis and denial,” DeMoro told the Sacramento Bee. “They are too comfortable.”
“We are booing because we feel Perez is part of the establishment that keeps co-opting the progressive movement,” protester Gilbert Feliciano told the San Diego Tribune. “The corporatists have an ally with Tom Perez. We felt like it was important to come and voice our discontent.”
The heckling got so bad during Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s attempt to speak that the head of the California Democratic Party seized the microphone and told protesters to “shut the fuck up or go outside.” [snip]
That struggle continued last month when Perez was repeatedly booed during what was meant to be a national unity tour for the party.
Heckles and boos are the lamentations of their womenfolk and their metrosexual cisgendered neutered patriarchial clowns.
In the Age of Trump, it is not enough to win. We must hear the lamentations of all their gender confused masses. Pro-Trump transexuals, transgenders, transvestites, gays, lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, heterosexual men, heterosexual women, children, dogs, cats, fish, and sentients of all manner observe the confusion in the ranks of Obama Dimocrats, hear the lamentations of the pathetic, and laugh and laugh. While the Obama Dimocrats cry, trumpeters of the Great President Donald J. Trump gleefully observe what few see:
Sen. Murphy: While Democrats’ Focus on Trump/Russia, Republicans Working on Health Care, Taxes
The media obsession with all things Trump and Russia has pushed the nation’s other business out of the headlines, but all the media buzz has served as “cloud cover” for Republicans who are continuing to advance their agenda behind the scenes, said Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.
“My worry, frankly, is that this has been cloud cover for a process that has continued, specifically on the issue of repealing the Affordable Care Act,” Murphy told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday.
Murphy said Senate Republicans “have continued to meet” this week, as they try to write a health care reform bill to send to the House. “And that has been able to happen without a lot of big public questions being asked because of all this concern and obsession and unfolding story about Russia.” [snip]
“My worry is, is that a week from now we get a bill dropped on the Senate that nobody’s really talked about because the focus has been elsewhere.
“We’re going to have to shift some of this back to domestic policy, because that agenda, I don’t think has stopped while this story has moved very quickly in the last few days.”
At a news conference two days ago (Tuesday), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republican senators have been having “extensive discussions about the way forward on health care.”
“We’ll be doing that Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — trying to come together behind a proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
And as Senate Republicans work on health care, House Republicans are moving forward on tax reform.
In other words, the metrosexual from Connecticut is in pain screaming “We’re getting schlonged. It hurts. It hurts. It hurts.”
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.
According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris poll, which was provided exclusively to The Hill, 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media. [snip]
“Much of the media is now just another part of the partisan divide in the country with Republicans not trusting the ‘mainstream’ media and Democrats seeing them as reflecting their beliefs,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “Every major institution from the presidency to the courts is now seen as operating in a partisan fashion in one direction or the other.”
President Trump has railed against the “fake news” media, casting the press as the “opposition party” and opening the White House to once-fringe outlets, to the frustration of the mainstream press. [snip]
Many conservatives believe the media has dramatically loosened its reporting standards when it comes to Trump, taking an anything-goes approach and running with anonymously sourced material that it would never print about a more traditional Republican or Democratic administration.
A cottage industry of conservative media critics has sprung up online to draw attention to the salacious details about Trump that spread across social media or are aggregated countless times before they’re revealed to be mischaracterized or untrue.
Big Media cut its own throat. All the lies by Big Media have reduced Big Media to ugly Little Liars. That’s why when a Big Media report emerges that would ordinarily destroy the target is published, the public ignores the lies, and moves on to watch the Great President Donald J. Trump live to schlong again.
The Great President Donald J. Trump is currently busy schlonging across the sea. First, it was NATO leaders schlonged in the face and told to pay up their current dues, their past dues, and then mocked for building a colossal headquarters which cost $1.23 billion dollars made of glass. A war headquarters made of glass can be leveled with one truck bomb.
“Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they’re supposed to be paying for their defense,” Trump told leaders of the alliance countries.
“This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States — and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years. Over the last eight years, the United States spent more on defense than all other NATO countries combined. If all NATO members had spent just 2 percent of their GDP on defense last year, we would have had another $119 billion for our collective defense and for the financing of additional NATO reserves,” he added.
Next, the G7 goofballs and metrosexuals get schlonged.
West Wing officials are prepping for a years-long war with investigators and the bureaucracy, with plans to beef up legal, surrogate, communications and rapid-response teams as part of a “new normal” for President Trump — besieged.
“The White House is embracing the fight, which is going to last as long as Donald Trump is president,” said a Trump ally familiar with the preparations. “We’re getting street fighters ready to go.” [snip]
Trump aides recognize that besides being in the crosshairs of investigators on Russia, they will be the continuing target of leaks from the bureaucracy. The Trump ally referred to this second enemy as “nameless, faceless, deep-state types” who have been inflamed and are punching back through the media.
What’s next: Proposed war-room org charts have been prepared, and final decisions on the structure will be made after Trump returns this weekend.
Jonathan Swan hears that comms/rapid response structures are being considered for both inside the White House and on the outside. [snip]
The backstory: Aides recognize they should have built more push-back capacity from the beginning. But the weakness reflects the minimalist transition planning and thin staffing that have beset the whole Trump machine.
Be smart: The new machinery is an effort to compartmentalize the scandals, so that some officials can focus on probes and revelations while others do their day jobs.
It’s all been worth it. In the wake of the Manchester terror attack, it’s all been worth it. To see AMERICAN PRESIDENT Trump in Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and hear him attack Muslim terrorism and the Persian Empire of Terror, Iran, it’s all been worth it. All the attacks against Trump voters and all the ugliness of Obama Dimocrats and their Russia mania, it’s all been worth it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a subtle yet significant swipe at Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy without even mentioning the name of that former president.
“I want to tell you,” Netanyahu said to President Trump during a joint press conference Monday, “how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East.” Veiled as a compliment to Trump, the implication was a clear swat against Obama. [snip]
With his praise of the current president, Netanyahu expressed his opinion in the relative goodness of Trump and awfulness of Obama.
Where Obama tried negotiating with Iran, Trump has rattled his saber. And while Obama gave the Jewish state a cold shoulder, Trump has promised closer cooperation to avoid nuclear proliferation in the region.
“The United States and Israel can declare with one voice,” Trump said Monday, “that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, never ever, and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease immediately.”
That’s notably different in tone and substance from Obama’s marquee foreign policy achievement. The Iran nuclear agreement, which the former president negotiated in 2015, keeps Iran from getting a nuclear weapon in the short run in exchange for more than $100 billion in sanctions relief from the U.S.
As both Netanyahu and Trump have criticized, that agreement does not prohibit Iran from enriching uranium and only lasts for about a decade.
In Saudi Arabia, President Donald J. Trump literally picked up a saber and rattled it as he danced. In Israel, the great American President Donald J. Trump laid waste to Barack Obama’s signature collusion with Muslim terrorists and the Persian Empire of Terror, Iran:
President Trump: “I just left, I will say, I just left Saudi Arabia. The King, we had an amazing two days and, their feeling towards Israel is really very positive. Tremendous progress has been made. I think a lot of that progress has been made because of the aggression of Iran, and it’s forcing people together in a very positive way. And if you look at King Salman, and Saudi Arabia, and others that I was with, UAE, and Bahrain, and Kuwait and so many others, it was something. It was very historic what took place over the last two days. But I could see a much deeper path to friendship with Israel and I think a lot of that is spurred on, whatever it takes, but a lot of that is spurred on by what’s happening with Iran. So progress has been made.
Prime Minister Netanyahu: I think that the fact that you have taken a very strong position on Iran, a different position, not only helps security but also helps propel the possibility of reconciliation and peace between Israel and the Arab world. And that will help reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians. Of course not all, that I will like to discuss before the cameras, but I do look forward to our discussions which are pregnant with possibilities.
President Trump: You know with Iran, Iran should be very grateful to the United States because Iran negotiated a fantastic deal with the previous administration. A deal that is unbelievable from any standpoint. Some people don’t understand even how it could be even thought of. And instead of being thankful and saying “thank you”, because they were in serious trouble.
I think they would have failed, totally failed within six months. We gave them a life-line. And we not only gave them a life-line, we gave them wealth and prosperity. And we also gave them an ability to continue with terror, and with all of the things they’ve been doing.
Because, no matter where we go we see the signs of Iran in the middle east. No matter where we go. Whether it’s Syria where we were really forced to shoot the 59 missiles a few weeks ago. No matter what area we’re in we see… Yemen, Iraq, no matter where we are, we see the signs, every sign, whether it’s soldiers, whether it’s money and guns, it’s Iran.
And, instead of saying “thank you” to the United States, they now feel emboldened. Maybe they figure ‘the deal was so good we can do it every time’. They can’t do it, believe me. But it was a terrible, a terrible thing for the United States to enter that deal. And, believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.
JERUSALEM — U.S. President Donald Trump assailed Iranian aggression and military ambitions Monday on his first visit to Israel as the American leader, drawing quick approval from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Trump attacked the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama for agreeing to the 2015 international deal restraining Iran’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions against Tehran, a pact the Jewish state adamantly, but unsuccessfully, opposed.
“I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran,” Netanyahu told Trump at the end of a day of meetings and ceremony. “I want want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East.”
Trump attacked Iran throughout the day, saying, “Instead of being thankful, saying thank you” for the nuclear deal, Iranians “now feel emboldened,” with signs of Tehran’s fighters, money and weapons in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. “We not only gave them a lifeline, we gave them wealth and prosperity. It was a terrible thing for the United States to enter into that deal.”
Respect for Israel and PM Netanyahu: Trump vs. Obama
Body language and rhetoric dramatically changed with new president in the White House
President Donald Trump’s warm reception in Israel this week cast a sharp contrast with the often visibly icy state of U.S.-Israeli relations under the previous administration.
Gone was the often stiff and hostile body language on display when former President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu met, replaced with frequent smiles and laughter.
“Just look at the footage you just showed. Look at the body language, look at the smiles,” said White House advisor Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Fox News Tuesday. “It’s so very different. How much different after eight years of Israel being shunned by the last administration?” he said.
“The smiles tell you everything,” Gorka said. “Our closest ally is now being treated as our closest ally in the Middle East,” he said.
U.S.-Israeli relations deteriorated significantly under the previous administration. Obama and his administration often criticized Israel over the issue of settlements, and his pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran infuriated Israeli leaders.
The tension over U.S. rhetoric and policies often became personal.
“I have no doubt we’ll get along very well,” Netanyahu predicted following Barack Obama’s election in 2008. But by 2015, the Huffington Post was dissecting “The Worst Relationship Between A U.S. President And An Israeli Prime Minister Ever.”
In March 2010, a meeting between the two world leaders in the White House was widely reported to be disastrous.
“One Israeli newspaper called the meeting ‘a hazing in stages,’ poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line,” reported the New York Post.
“Another said that the Prime Minister had received ‘the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea,’” the Post reported.
“The Prime Minister leaves America disgraced, isolated, and altogether weaker than when he came,” the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz said.
Obama — whose very first trip outside North America as President included a jaunt to Muslim countries in the Middle East — would not visit Israel until his second term in office.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of “terrorists and militias”.
In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic’s growing regional influence and financial muscle. [snip]
Trump received a warm welcome in Riyadh from Arab leaders, especially over his tough line on Tehran, which many Sunni Muslim Arab states regard as seeking regional control.
In Jerusalem, in public remarks after talks with Israeli leaders on the first day of his two-day visit, he again focused on Iran, pledging he would never let Tehran acquire nuclear arms.
“What’s happened with Iran has brought many of the parts of the Middle East toward Israel,” Trump said at a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin. [snip]
“I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran which you enunciated so clearly,” Netanyahu, who had an acrimonious relationship with former U.S. President Barack Obama, told Trump at his official residence. [snip]
In Jerusalem’s walled Old City, Trump toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest place where Israel allows Jews to pray in a city sacred to three religions.
Trump will have visited significant centers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity by the end of his trip, a point that his aides say bolsters his argument that the fight against Islamist militancy is a battle between “good and evil”.
The Persian Empire of Terror will continue to try to destroy President Donald J. Trump. In America, there are those who wish to destroy President Donald J. Trump too. In the middle east, and in America, the enemy, under different guises, comes from The Swamp.
According to excerpts of the speech released by the White House, Trump will call on Arab leaders to confront “Islamist extremism”, and portray fighting “terrorism” as a battle between good and evil.
“This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,” the excerpts said.
“That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.
“The nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children,” Trump was expected to say.
America hating, Jew hating, Islamist terrorist pal Barack Hussein Obama coddled, appeased, protected, Muslim terrorists. In his disgusting ahistorical speech in Cairo to the Muslim world Barack Obama distorted history and insulted Jews and the freedom loving West. Barack Obama to Muslim leaders was camel dung because of his cowardice and his appeasement of Muslim terror and calls for “understanding”. What Muslim leaders who want to fight terror (such as Al-Sisi) need is a strong American president. President Donald J. Trump is a strong American president who today Makes America Great Again on the world stage.
Saudi Arabia considered Barack Hussein Obama as camel dung. Saudi Arabia had more respect for a lame dried up camel than for Michelle Obama.
For years, Donald J. Trump mocked, along with other world leaders, the fey degenerate called Barack Obama. Donald J. Trump frequently declared during his presidential campaign that if he would ever visit a country as President and was disrespected by, for instance, the leader of that country not there to greet him, he would get back on Air Force One and leave.
Barack Obama visited countries, and leaders in places like Cuba and Saudi Arabia, sent the equivalent of a janitorial staff to give him a mop of pretend “welcome”:
Saudi king fails to meet Obama off plane at Riyadh airport [snip]
Saudi state television broadcast no live pictures of the US president’s arrival.
It was the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia and a local governor who met the American leader off the plane. [snip]
This comes in stark contrast to the reception of other high-profile guests, whom the 80-year-old King Salman greeted personally on the airfield.
Barack Obama protected the Saudis from 9/11 family lawsuits. Barack Obama bowed and scraped and licked the dung off Saudi shoes. Result? Barack Obama was held in utmost contempt by the Saudis. World leaders, as we wrote repeatedly, understood Barack Obama had less political weight than the feces of an ant.
There were two very different outcomes when two American presidents greeted the king of Saudi Arabia.
All eyes were on President Trump today as he arrived in the country for his first foreign trip.
Video shows the president stepping off the plane and greeting King Salman:
Trump stood up straight as Salman appeared to bow slightly.
Trump’s posture stands in stark difference to President Obama’s in the early days of his presidency.
Cameras captured Obama bowing to King Abdullah, contorting nearly to a 90-degree angle in what many called a moment of American weakness:
Simpering, bowing, scraping Barack Obama. Unbowed and proud President Donald J. Trump.
On Saturday, in Saudi Arabia, the frail octogenarian Saudi King traveled to the airport to greet with all respect, pomp, and circumstance, the POTUS with the Mostest for America – President Donald J. Trump.
$350 billion! Jobs, jobs, jobs! It’s not all about money however. President Trump will speak to the Muslim world on Sunday and unlike Barack Obama, President Trump will defend Western Judeo-Christian values. Among the values President Trump defends with his very presence and most importantly the presence of Melania Trump, is the rights of women. Yay Melania Trump!
As Melania Trump upholds her dignity and that of women, the American totalitarian left has hit a new low in degenerate debasement. The American left believes Muslims are the great feminists and that women covering up in shame and abasement is the new liberation. That is what leftist “feminism” has degenerated into. Disgusting:
Muslims Are the True Feminists [snip]
If we want to be respected as women and taken seriously in all our endeavors we should look to a new source; Muslim women. Muslim women, as well as Muslim men, see every body as a sacred temple, especially the female body. Opposed to exposing themselves, it is through modesty. When we think of modern feminists we should stray away from the new American trends and start looking to what we have always thought as a contradiction; Muslim feminists. [snip]
The first Muslim woman was Khadija, Mohammed’s first wife. Without her influence, Islam might not have emerged as successfully as it did. [snip]
Just this one example gives us a view on how true Muslim women are; outspoken, driven, certain and courageous, the epitome of a feminist.
So it’s no surprise to see Muslim woman today modeling themselves after these prominent female figures. Muslim girls look towards these instances of strength for guidance in this scary, patriarchal society. These modern women are not afraid to go against the grain in the name of their belief like wearing the hijab to covey their religious devotion. Hijab is the headscarf that is worn by Muslim woman and no; it is not supposed to be forced on them by their fathers and husbands. Wearing or not wearing the Hijab reflects a Muslim woman’s own a personal choice.
For me, this idea especially showcases feminism in America. With all of the pressures in our American society to have a certain physical allure; to have long, luscious hair, a skinny yet curvy body, flawless facial beauty, woman go through hell.
Far-Left Austrian President: All Women Must Wear Headscarves to Fight Islamophobia
Austria’s far-left president, Alexander Van der Bellen, has suggested that one day all women must wear headscarves to fight Islamophobia.
During a talk to students, Van der Bellen said that whilst be believes a woman should wear “whatever she wants”, should Austria’s “rampant Islamophobia continue, there will come a day when we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all of them! – out of solidarity towards those who do it for religious reasons”.
Go to Hell degenerate leftists.
Fortunately for decent freedom loving Americans and the western world, Donald J. Trump is president and Melania Trump is the FLOTUS with the Mostest. No hijab or burkas for Melania Trump! Melania Trump in Saudi Arabia wore pants (super stylish jumpsuit), a stunning outfit with a wide gold belt, and her gorgeous hair flowing free and proud in the desert air. Pants!!! And the Saudi King shook her hand!!!
The Saudi King shook Melania Trump’s hand even though she is a woman proud to wear what she will and unashamed to let her hair perfume the dry winds of the Saudi kingdom. This is all quite unbelievable for the Obama Dimocrat vermin that thought President Donald J. Trump would not be welcome by Muslims.
President of the United States Donald J. Trump understands his interests are the interests of the United States first and foremost. President of the United States Donald J. Trump also understands that strength is respected especially in places like the Middle East and in Muslim cultures. The Saudis want a strong America with a strong American president who will fight against the Persian Empire of Terror – Iran.
Melania Trump wore jumpsuit pants, free-flowing hair, and a sphinx-like smile in the very patriarchal Saudi Arabia.
While we’re dishing fashion, lantern-jawed Michelle Obama and her football player musculature could never pull off the stunning outfit in which Melania Trump graced America before departing on Air Force One. Dayum, girlfriend, rock that skirt!
Like Melania, Ivanka Trump is on the trip and free from hijab imprisonment. The news that Ivanka Trump will participate in a women’s economic issues discussion with Saudi women is great news. Ivanka is Jewish by conversion. Her husband Jared is Jewish. Just two Jews in Saudi Arabia – President Donald J. Trump works miracles.
Speaking of fashion, one final off topic fashion point in regards to Drapes Comey. Was Comey taking fashion tips from Carol Burnett in Went With The Wind when he thought to camouflage himself with the Oval Office drapery?
Behind the drapes, and in front of the cameras, American leftist Big Media is consumed with attempts to take down President Trump. But as long as President Trump continues to work, work, work, to bring back jobs, jobs, jobs, and thereby Make America Great Again, Big Media will fail. President Trump is on the job and American allies such as Saudi Arabia are happy to see an America First President:
His arrival following a 6,700-mile flight was met with the pomp usually reserved for the likes of a Papal welcome in South America.
The president got the red carpet treatment – literally – and some airport workers took off their shoes before manicuring it with brooms in 97-degree heat.
The Saudi King later presented Trump with the kingdom’s top civilian honor, the gold King Abdulaziz medal, at the royal court.
There were 30 U.S. flags at the ready at the airport, a tiny fraction of the thousands that line streets and highways between the airport and the city center.
A 90-person Royal Saudi Air Forces honor guard practiced rifle drills and then stood at attention while Trump and his kingly escort ambled toward the terminal.
He heard an eight-bugle fanfare, watched a seven-jet flyover trailing red, white and blue smoke. And cannon fire. Lots of cannon fire, which didn’t cease until Trump and King Salman were safely inside.
On Sunday, President Trump will address leaders from a dozen Muslim majority countries. The American leftist will go crazy, as usual. Then it is on to Israel for a REALLY friendly reception.
Not through cowering, not through apologies, not through bowing, this is how President Trump will Make America Great Again.
The country, had to hit Ba-rock bottom. We are reconciled to the Barack Obama presidency now that it is over. We are reconciled to the Obama occupation of the White House because we realize that as painful, as horrible, as destructive and hateful as it was, the country had to hit rock bottom. The eight years of Barack bottom horrors had to be endured so that we could enjoy the election of Donald J. Trump, the man that ran on the idea of “Make America Great Again”.
It’s our tenth anniversary. On April 19, 2007 we began to publish this website. How does the preeminent pro-Hillary Clinton website go from there to proud support of Donald J. Trump? How? Donald J. Trump answered that question for us all with the selection of his campaign theme song: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want. . . but if you try… sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”
America needed Donald J. Trump. To get there, to get to the top, we had to endure the Obama swamps, the bottom of the barrel. We had to hit Ba-rock bottom.
A Hillary Clinton victory in 2008, as much as we wanted it, was not what the country needed. A John McCain victory in 2008, as much as we wanted it, was not what the country needed. A Mitt Romney victory in 2012, as much as we wanted it, was not what the country needed. We didn’t get what we wanted. We got what we needed.
John McCain, war hero, was not about to end the neo-con wars. Mitt Romney was the cause of our meltdown when we realized that he would not win. Mitt Romney at best would have been a slow motion mud-slide like President George H.W. Bush. Hillary, McCain, Romney would have been much much better presidents than Barack Obama. But the country needed to hit Ba-rock bottom just like any drunk or addict before it could recover, get better, become great again.
After the disaster called George W. Bush, we thought it could not get worse. We were wrong. George W. Bush was the top lid on a barrel of bottom called Barack. In early 2007 we saw what Hillary2008 and Hillary Clinton did not see. We saw the threat Barack Obama posed.
So, we began to publish in order to convince the campaign and our very high up in Democratic Party politics friends that Obama was a threat. We supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 and were attacked by just about every Big Media outlet, from the left, right, and center. The DailyKooks hated us. All the Barack Obama supporters hated and attacked us for telling the truth about that lowlife from Chicago.
We pointed out that almost nothing was known about Obama and the little that was known was ugly. We talked about Giannopoulos and Rezko and the freezing tenants, but no one cared. The Obama cult of clowns and corruption was intoxicated on that elixir of political depravity, Hopium.
We warned Hillary Clinton in 2007 and onwards that Barack Obama had to be exposed as a liar and corrupt Chicago clown. But Hillary Clinton 2008 was a campaign that thought they would win and needed to tolerate Obama in order to win the general election with a unified Democratic Party.
We supported Hillary Clinton in 2008. We supported the Hillary Clinton that for clarity’s sake declared that she was prepared to “obliterate” Iran. We supported the Hillary Clinton that had a well thought out health care plan. We supported the Hillary Clinton that supported Israel. We supported the Hillary Clinton that supported abortion rights for women and demanded abortion be “safe, legal, and RARE”. We supported the Hillary Clinton that fought for what she believed was right and did not give up.
Commenter Wbboei loves to quote Tallyrand on the restoration of the Bourbon kings in France, “they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing”. Same with Hillary.
As in 2008 when she did not attack Barack Obama with the ferocity required so that she would win the general election with a unified Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton in 2016 learned nothing. Hillary2016 handled socialist kook Bernie Sanders as a doddering grandpa she would tolerate so the unified Democrats would glide to victory with her at the prow of the Titanic.
That was the least of her unlearned lessons. After the treachery of Barack Obama and her fellow Democrats in 2008, Hillary Clinton in 2016 welcomed all the men with blood drenched knives from 2008 into her latest venture. We warned Hillary to no avail. Some of our readers were offended when we asked the question that needed to be asked in October of 2014: Is Hillary Clinton Stupid? Or Sabotaged? The answer in retrospect is that Hillary stupidly sabotaged herself.
Hillary in 2016 hired Obama loyalists for her campaign. These Obama loyalists cared more for Obama than Hillary. At times it appeared that Hillary cared more for Obama than for Hillary. Hillary Clinton, despite our warnings, increasingly turned herself into a human shield for Barack Obama.
ObamaCare was hated by the public in every poll. Bill Clinton called ObamaCare “crazy”. Obama shield Hillary Clinton defended ObamaCare. Hillary did not say, “ObamaCare is a mess, we need to replace and repeal it. I know how to do it. We’ve seen how government cannot run our health care system well so we must rethink all our assumptions and come up with a better plan. I will come up with a better plan than the one I had in 2008 now that we have seen the horrible job government has done with health care. We must be guided by the facts and our experiences. I will repeal and replace ObamaCare.” Someone else, with a winning message, said what Hillary should have said. He won.
The new technologies in health care, especially sonograms, should have caused Hillary Clinton to repeat “safe, legal, and RARE” in regards to abortion. Instead Hillary Clinton became an abortion absolutist for abortion on demand and no time limit on the procedure, not even minutes before child birth. It was an untenable position. Why not face reality and declare that the viability tests of Roe v. Wade had to be respected and maybe even restructured with less time available to abort. It took a former pro-choice New Yorker to voice the overwhelming public opinion and attack “partial birth abortion”. After the Gosnell horrors were revealed, a smart pro-choice candidate should have learned a more centrist path on this issue.
A woman candidate should have spoken out on the horrors of female genital mutilation even if it offended Muslims. Hillary stayed quiet.
On Israel and Iran, Hillary Clinton applauded filthy Obama attacks on Israel and a horrible nuclear agreement with Iran. Donald J. Trump stole the old “obliterate” posture against Iran once voiced by Hillary Clinton.
On Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, the man to trust is Donald J. Trump in large part because of his positions on NAFTA, TPP, and illegal immigration.
While Hillary Clinton ends her campaign with sick calls for “an intervention” to stop Donald J. Trump supporters from voting for him, Trump has followed our advice and on the first day of November staged an all out substantive attack on ObamaCare. In the closing days of the 2016 campaign Hillary Clinton is the undisputed candidate of the ruling class status quo engaged in substance-less personal attacks against a foe who grows stronger every day. In the closing days of the 2016 campaign there is no doubt that Donald J. Trump is the candidate of change and of substance. [snip]
The policies in this election boil down to one word: CHANGE!
This election as we have repeatedly written is a CHANGE election. The candidate of change will win and will deserve to win. The candidate of change is Donald J. Trump.
In 2007 we began to publish and we named our website “Hillary Is 44”. It wasn’t her age, “44” referred to our hope that Hillary Clinton would become the 44th president of the United States.
After the 2008 election cycle some thought we should change our name because Barack Obama occupied the office as the 44th president of the United States. We persevered with our Hillary Is 44 name because, we cleverly argued, Grover Cleveland was elected twice to nonconsecutive terms which meant that the next president after Barack Obama would become the 44th person to take the oath of office which meant Hillary Clinton could still be “44”. It was a “Clintonian” clever devise on our part.
Now that the 2016 election cycle is almost over, our name which began with such high hopes has taken on another meaning. Hillary Clinton is become the Obama Third Term if she is elected. Hillary Clinton is running as the Obama Third Term. To us it is as if Hillary Clinton indeed is now 44. “Hillary Is 44” is now an epithet.
The United States cannot survive an Obama Third Term. We cannot survive more debt, more deficits, more war, more gangster government, more government control of the economy, more politically correct totalitarian government, more identity politics which insults our humanity and individuality, more abuse by the IRS against political opponents, more government control of health care, more lies piled upon lies by high officials protected by the “Department of Justice”. We do not want an Obama Third Term under any guise.
We let the facts lead us to our conclusions. We did not let our conclusions lead us to our facts.
The facts are that Hillary Clinton, as a political tactic or in an honest conversion, became the Obama third term. We warned against that. We warned that 2016 was to be a “CHANGE” election, years before Hillary2016 came into existence. Instead of CHANGE, Hillary chose “status quo”. It killed her.
Donald J. Trump became the candidate of change. Trump savaged, with the joy of a child lasciviously licking an ice cream cone in August, all that Obama implemented. Hillary? Hillary mumbled about something about saving something about mumble, mumble, that added up to a dog chewing on it’s own vomit. It was disgusting.
But overall, Hillary2016 takes home the prize for klutzes and clods. [snip]
Bernie Sanders’ “A Future To Believe In” is a variation of Obama’s “Change You Can Believe In”. It’s an attack against Hillary and her credibility. But don’t tell Hillary2016 that. They’re liable to hurt their wittle heads. The Sanders’ campaign has many Obama aides as does the Hillary campaign. But somehow Hillary2016 does not understand that the assault on her is an attack on her credibility, honesty, trustworthiness. Hillary Clinton blathers on about this plan and that plan and “I will do this” and “I will do that” but few believe her because, well, Hillary is not “change you can believe in” or represents “a future to believe in”. The attacks on Hillary Clinton are personal and she responds with policy. Have you ever seen anything so stupid? It’s 2008 all over again, only dumber because we’ve seen this before.
Has there ever been a political campaign dumber than Hillary2016? No. Hillary2016 is the dumbest campaign ever. [snip]
Some campaigns stumble due to unexpected events, unmet expectations, lack of money or even some plain ol’ circumstances beyond control. But Hillary2016 is plain ol’ stupid. [snip]
From before its inception and since we have written about two particularly stupid assumptions Hillary Clinton stupidly accepted. Stupidity #1: the necessity to hire campaign operatives for Hillary2016 more interested in protecting Barack Obama than helping Hillary Clinton. Stupidity #2: acceptance by Hillary Clinton of the pro-Obama hires explanation for why she lost in 2008.
The pro-Obama Praetorian Guard infesting Hillary2016 convinced Hillary Clinton that her big problem in 2008 was she kept on changing strategies and tactics instead of sticking with the political plan outlined by her campaign when it began. This is an entirely stupid lie. Hillary was defeated in 2008 in large part because Big Media protected Barack Obama no matter what Obama did, and attacked every Obama opponent as racist no matter how valid and non-racist the attack was. Hillary Clinton did not lose in 2008 because she changed her strategy when circumstances changed. If anything Hillary Clinton should have been swifter to change and much much more “nuclear” in her attacks on the corrupt Chicago crony Barack Obama.
That rewritten history lie by Barack Obama operatives infesting Hillary2016 has negative dramatic impact on Hillary2016. [snip]
Donald J. Trump is the one in total control of this presidential race and Donald J. Trump is the one who not only sets the agenda but also the narrative and all the cul-de-sacs of that narrative.
Hillary2016 and Hillary Clinton are irredeemably stupid if they think the “I am the responsible, experienced, and most qualified candidate” strategy will win the White House in 2016. It didn’t in 2008 when Hillary Clinton faced a fey legislator without accomplishments other than self-promotion. Hillary Clinton’s “experienced” strategy failed in 2008 and it will fail in 2016. But don’t tell any high level Hillary Clinton operative that because they will enter a psychotic state of denial. [snip]
Contrary to all our repeated warnings and advice Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 chose a stupid strategy. We warned that 2016 would be a change election. The “change” candidate would win. The “stay the course” candidate will lose. Hillary Clinton chose to follow the Obama Praetorian Guard advice, and “stay the course” became the Hillary2016 strategy. This has led to catastrophe. [snip]
Can any of this be documented for the numbskulls at Hillary2016? Yeah. We wrote in 2013 this was a change election and the candidate of change would win. From Egypt to ObamaCare we wrote it was the candidate of change that would win.
The white working class should have been the bedrock of the Hillary2016 campaign. But Hillary Clinton abandoned the white working class so the white working class went to Donald J. Trump. Now the black vote is walking away too.
Hillary2016 is the dumbest campaign organization ever. [snip]
A smart campaign would have seen this disaster coming. A smart campaign could correct it’s stupid moves. A smart campaign would rethink it’s strategy and tactics. A smart campaign would see disaster coming. Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 won’t know what hit them.
So guess what? In the last weeks before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign did no polling. No. Polling. Whatsoever. Oh, it had data. Lots and lots of data. Analytics, even. Data analytics! But it had no independent information on the overall field of battle in states like Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
So when the election began to turn Donald Trump’s way, the Clinton campaign had no idea.
This is one of the thousand revelations in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” the new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that, for political junkies, redefines the word “juicy” for our time.
Campaign honcho Robby Mook “was worried about overspending . . . so he declined to use pollsters to track voter preferences in the final three weeks of the campaign.” Mook had learned from his time on the Obama 2012 campaign, Allen and Parnes write, that “old-school polling should be used for testing messages and gauging the sentiments of the electorate and that analytics were just as good for tracking which candidate was ahead and by how much in each state.”
Allen and Parnes report that the Republican National Committee did know — but just couldn’t accept it. The RNC didn’t brief reporters on early November polling data it had developed in Michigan and Pennsylvania “because the upticks there were so rosy that party officials didn’t believe their own data.”
The day after the election, Hillary asked Mook “which decisions had been misguided, where they had erred in strategy and tactics. ‘Our data was wrong,’ he said . . . ‘OK,’ she replied.” [snip]
Hillary’s dead-end defenders and those who want a Satan-ex-machina explanation for the November result can point to FBI Director James Comey’s stop-and-start-and-stop email investigation or Russian meddling. But “Shattered” should shatter any illusions that the Hillary election machine would have run smoothly or successfully in their absence. The campaign was a disaster from the get-go.
Hillary2016 was the dumbest campaign ever, as we wrote at the time, and as many now write in retrospect.
Today, wrapped up in full Cassandra garb, we speak prophesy again. At some point, Barack Obama and his lies will all be exposed. Already we see investigations into Obama’s corruption of intelligence agencies to spy on Donald J. Trump and President-Elect Donald J. Trump. But we mean much much more. Our prophesy relates to all the many articles we wrote about Barack Obama and his crooked henchmen back in the 2007/2008 election cycle. All that stuff, Rezko, school grades, the freezing tenants, all that stuff at some point will emerge. Some of the Obama dirt will emerge sooner rather than later:
Think You Know Everything About Obama? Guess Again, Says David Garrow
The Pulitzer-winning biographer is about to dump hundreds of pages of Obama on us next month. And his version of young Barry’s life doesn’t track precisely with the one we know. [snip]
For more than 8 eight years, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian has been toiling away at what will be the most comprehensive biography ever published on Obama’s life when it comes out on May 9. [snip]
“This covers everything from when his father leaves Kenya in the late 1950s, really up through 2016, though the book primarily focuses on the period up through 2007.”
Despite Obama being in the public eye for more than a decade, Garrow chuckles at the idea that there is little of significance left to learn about the former president.
“I think that people irrespective of their political views or partisan identification will be astonished—I cannot say that too strongly—will be profoundly astonished by how much important substance of Barack Obama’s life has not previously been known,” Garrow said.
Indeed, Garrow is extremely critical of what he sees as the shallowness of the media’s coverage of Obama’s history.
“What most disappointed me back in the context of 2008 was how little interest U.S. journalists of all stripes took in the eight years that Barack spent in Springfield, Illinois, in the state legislature,” Garrow said. “There is not even, as we sit here today, a good magazine article out there about Barack’s time in the Illinois state legislature.” [snip]
“Barack and his closest friend in the early 1990s, when they were in law school, wrote several hundred pages of a proposed book manuscript that was never published,” Garrow said. “Particularly the 140 pages or so of that manuscript that are about race give significant insight into Barack’s thinking, you know, when he was leaving law school, about to enter into public life in Illinois.”
Asked whether any of the revelations in his book could have derailed Obama’s candidacy had they come out in 2008, Garrow said quite possibly.
“Had some Republican opposition researcher come up with” the book manuscript he wrote in law school, Garrow said, “there are multiple things that could have been used to Guinier him,” referring to how Republicans used controversial comments made in law review articles to derail President Bill Clinton’s nomination of Lani Guiner for assistant attorney general for civil rights in 1993.
“There are other examples,” Garrow added. “I think even back in 2008, 2009, from the very get-go, I was surprised at people’s willingness to assume that Barack’s memoir, Dreams From My Father, was without question historically reliable.”
“I thought from the beginning that that was probably too charitable a presumption,” he went on, hinting that his book will pick apart claims made in Obama’s highly praised post-law school memoir.
Garrow has met several times with President Barack Obama to discuss the book, though most of what went on in those conversations, he says, is off the record. Nonetheless, Garrow admits Obama “very strongly” disagrees with some of the claims he makes in the book.
“What I would fairly say, and we see this again very much in the present day, is that when one becomes president of the United States, it’s not uncommon for that person to think that their memory, their version of events, inescapably trumps all other people’s versions,” he explained.
But Garrow has done his homework. “I, all told, did more than 1,000 interviews for this,” Garrow said, noting the book is nearly 1,500 pages long. “It’s well over more than 200 pages of end notes,” Garrow pointed out. “The index, which was what I most recently had to sign off on, is 68 pages.”
Garrow is probably too sympathetic to Barack Obama to really unload on Barack. Garrow has written books on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement of the 1960s so it is likely he will hold back on calling scum “scum”. But this will be the first book that begins the search at the bottom of the barrel.
There will be more books and more revelations about Barack Obama and the books and revelations will be released before the 2020 elections and maybe Barack Obama will be off vacation by then. An avid reader for all these books will be one, President Donald J. Trump. And President Donald J. Trump will let us all know exactly who Obama is, even more than he has already. We will enjoy President Trump as he enjoys his reading.
That’s the other reason President Trump won. He is so young and happy. Hillary Clinton on the other hand probably lost in 2016 because she was too old.
Donald J. Trump, older in years than Hillary Clinton romped across the country in a perfect representation of what Democrats once called themselves, “happy warriors”. The “politics of joy”.
Hillary Clinton on the other hand, younger in years than Donald J. Trump, became a shield maiden:
Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.
Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.
Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.
Unlike Bill Clinton who fought his party and the left and dragged both to the center and victory, Hillary Clinton clipped her wings and stayed inside those gilded bars. Then use and old age led her to accept the cage. Instead of using her skill, she hid behind her privilege. Then failure took her.
Donald J. Trump, older in years than Hillary, was a happy warrior. He fought with valor against his own party and everyone else. Trump won. Trump deserved to win.
Ten years after we began to publish, we are at peace.
President Trump is not Barack Hussein Obama. Obama was a lead-from-my-behind asshole. Obama let the problems fester, profit, and proliferate. For eight years the cancers grew. Surgeon Trump will remove the problems.
It is a lot of problems President Trump inherited. Fortunately President Trump is not alone.
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Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley was an odd anti-Trump choice for many when she was chosen by President Trump. But damn, girlfriend has been kicking ass at the U.N.
Agency heads will receive a 14-page memorandum outlining changes. The memo, which replaces the federal hiring ban Trump enacted in January, outlines cuts based on Trump’s “skinny” budget, released last month. The budget proposal called for deep cuts to domestic programs and an increase in military spending.
The memo tells agencies to “begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions.” It also instructs agencies to develop by June 30 a plan to “maximize employee performance” — i.e., take steps to reward employees deemed effective while working to improve or dismiss weak performers. The memo also calls for delivery by September of an agency reform plan to shrink personnel to accommodate long term budget reductions outlined in the skinny budget.
Speaking to reporters, budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the end result will likely take effect in about 11 months. The executive branch will be dramatically different, Mulvaney said, with agencies operating more like private businesses. Mulvaney downplayed the cuts, saying the focus was on making agencies more efficient, not just smaller.
“Really what you’re talking about doing is restructuring Washington, D.C.,” Mulvaney said. “That is how you drain the swamp.”
“At the end of the day,” Mulvaney added, “this leads to a government that is dramatically more accountable, dramatically more efficient, and dramatically more effective at following through on the promises that the president made during the campaign.”
The White House’s latest instructions to the agencies would appear to bear the fingerprints of chief strategist Steve Bannon, who pledged himself publicly to “deconstruction of the administrative state.”
Jeff Sessions gave a speech at the southern border this week.
It’s Trump time, not weak Obama sleepy-time.
Why does Attorney General Jeff Sessions give such a tough Trumpy speech? Pew Research provides a hint:
Half (50%) of the 165,265 total arrests made by the federal government in fiscal 2014 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – were for immigration-related offenses, such as crossing the border illegally or smuggling others into the United States. A decade earlier, immigration-related offenses accounted for 28% of all federal arrests.
At the same time, arrests for drug crimes fell from 23% of the total in 2004 to 14% in 2014. Those for supervision violations, such as probation or parole infractions, fell from 17% to 14%. Arrests for property crimes, including fraud and embezzlement, declined from 11% to 8%. And arrests for weapon offenses, such as possession of an unregistered firearm, fell from 7% to 4%.
Illegal immigration and associated crimes committed by that population are a cancer on the country. Arrests of illegals cut down the resources that can be deployed to stop other crimes. The answer is not to stop arresting illegals and devote resources elsewhere. The answer is to stop the massive influx of illegal immigration then tackle other crimes once you have established the principle of “rule of law”.
Notice those numbers come from the Obama weakness era. “In 2014, 61% of all federal arrests involved non-U.S. citizens”. Back then no matter how many arrests of illegal immigrants took place, millions more illegals came in to replace those removed. Stopping illegal immigration is the nexus of all President Trump policies. These numbers don’t include state and local government arrests of illegal aliens committing more crimes in this country. You have to stop the bleeding before healing can begin. Doctor Jeff Sessions is on the job.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said the U.S. “is in the process of reviewing many of its policies and reserves its position on this issue, which will be communicated at a future date,” Italy’s industry and energy minister Carlo Calenda said in a statement.
Calenda said other G7 members “reaffirmed their commitment towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement to effectively limit the increase in global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial level.”
The Trump administration would not sign onto a statement mentioning Paris, since the president is still deciding whether or not to keep his campaign pledge. Perry also wanted the G7 to include support for coal and natural gas in its statement.
“Therefore, we believe it is wise for countries to use and pursue highly efficient energy resources,” Perry said in a statement after his meeting in Rome with energy ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the European Union.
Perry specifically pushed for a commitment to “[h]igh efficiency, low-emission coal and natural gas with adequate financing from multi-lateral development banks and private sector investment.”
Perry also advocated for “[a]dvanced civil-nuclear technologies that are proliferation resistant, produce little to no waste and ensure safety.”
“Innovation is also a top priority for the Trump Administration,” Perry said. “We are committed to developing, deploying and commercializing breakthrough technologies and developing the necessary policies that will help renewables become competitive with traditional sources of energy.”
Italy, which hosted this year’s G7 meeting, pushed to include the Paris agreement in a policy statement member countries typically sign after these meetings end. No statement was signed since Perry couldn’t commit to backing Paris.
The Paris agreement went into effect in 2016, committing United Nations members to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. President Barack Obama committed the U.S. to cut emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025.
Trump promised to withdraw from the Paris agreement on the campaign trail, and the president has already issued executive orders to dismantle the regulatory regime Obama relied on to meet his Paris pledge.
The White house is split on whether or not to keep Trump’s campaign pledge. On one side, Ivanka Trump, White House aide Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson support remaining in Paris. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt oppose the Paris agreement.
Secretary “first neurosurgeon” Ben Carson of the Department of Housing and Urban Development? He might get stuck in elevators, but he knows where he is going:
Ben Carson Finds $500 Billion (Billion!) In Errors During Audit Of Obama HUD
Ben Carson was the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins, so, he’s kind of a super hero.
But apparently, he’s also not a bad accountant.
President Trump picked Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, whose budget grew by leaps and bounds under Barack Obama.
In one of his first acts as HUD Secretary, Carson ordered an audit of the agency. What he found was staggering: $520 billion in bookkeeping errors.
“The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were $516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively,” the auditors wrote.
But there were plenty of other problems, too.
There were several other unresolved audit matters, which restricted our ability to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to express an opinion. These unresolved audit matters relate to (1) the Office of General Counsel’s refusal to sign the management representation letter, (2) HUD’s improper use of cumulative and first-in, first-out budgetary accounting methods of disbursing community planning and development program funds, (3) the $4.2 billion in nonpooled loan assets from Ginnie Mae’s stand-alone financial statements that we could not audit due to inadequate support, (4) the improper accounting for certain HUD assets and liabilities, and (5) material differences between HUD’s subledger and general ledger accounts. This audit report contains 11 material weaknesses, 7 significant deficiencies, and 5 instances of noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations. [snip]
So, look for Carson to get out his scalpel and start operating. Or perhaps he’ll use a machete.
Turns out “Gentle Ben” is a Grizzly.
Speaking of Grizzly, as is Mama Grizzly, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley:
On Syria, Israel, Russia, and every other issue, Nikki Haley is “taking names”. She is schlonging the bad boys. Big Media doesn’t like it. Screw Big Media.
Screwing Big Media appears to be the joy of Secretary of State T-Rex Tillerson. T-Rex refuses to take Big Media along with him on his world-wide T-Rexing. Big Media can get their own travel arrangements made is the message from T-Rex. T-Rex has work to do and babysitting the travel of Big Media blowhards is not a job for a mighty T-Rex.
Big Media is a mosquito to T-Rex. A bigger gnat is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Anyone here remember when we declared Vladimir Putin to be a strong and powerful leader? We saw what Putin was up to in Syria and we saw the threat he posed to the world because it is in Russia’s interest to drive up the cost of oil. As we wrote, Putin has his own “operation Grand Slam” just like Goldfinger. That is Russia’s ultimate aim. Russia’s Vladimir Putin is a smart powerful guy who knows that because of instability in the middle east (hey, something could happen to those oil fields in Saudi Arabia if some country lobbed a bunch of missiles to set the whole place on fire) Russia is in position to profit handsomely.
Vladimir Putin indeed was, as we declared, a strong powerful leader. But that is like saying Woody Allen is a strong powerful man – in a roomful of pre-schoolers. Vladimir Putin was a strong powerful leader when the opposition was weak fey simpering apologist America-hating “managed decline” Barack Obama. Now Vladimir Putin is in opposition to President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of Defense General “Mad-dog” Mattis, and Secretary of State T-Rex Tillerson. Up against these is like Woody Allen up against Seal Team Six. All of a sudden you’re not so strong and powerful anymore.
In Moscow a few days ago, President Putin pretended his was not going to meet with his once friend T-Rex Tillerson. Obama Dimocrats opposed the confirmation of T-Rex because they said he was too close to Russian President Putin. But in Moscow, President Putin played games that he would not meet with President Trump’s emissary. In the end President Putin met with T-Rex for hours.
The Putin gamesmanship would have worked if he was up against weak, fey, simpering, lead-from-presenting-his-behind Barack Obama. But against T-Rex Trump, President Putin appeared to be old and weak, playing games long retired. The result of all the games is that T-Rex Trump took all the winnings.
Vladimir Putin is isolated because of his not credible position on the Syria issue. Putin looks either a liar or a fool. He knows it now. China abstained on the U.N. vote and did not veto as would usually be expected. China is also making some very powerful threats against North Korea, as our comments section has noted. Putin against Obama was a towering figure. Putin against T-Rex is a gnat. Putin against Trump is a mosquito.
To all that display of military and diplomatic might, President Trump adds his most powerful display of force. President Trump understands that the most important component of Make America Great Again is economic. To that end President Trump commands Mulvaney, Perry, Sessions, Carson, and even Paul Ryan (something is just not right with that boy) to make America an economic powerhouse.
On Paul Ryan (something is just not right with that boy), President Trump and his allies might have to drop a MOAB bomb on his head to get some work done from Paul Ryan (something is just not right with that boy). Obama Dimocrats too need a MOAB to drop on their heads and President Trump just might do that:
Nearly three weeks after Republican infighting sank an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump dug back into the battle on Wednesday, threatening to withhold payments to insurers to force Democrats to the negotiating table.
In an interview in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump said the White House may lack authority to make the payments established under his predecessor to reduce copayments and deductibles for some of the poorest customers who buy insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Cutting off the payments could trigger turmoil in insurance markets.
“I don’t want people to get hurt,” Mr. Trump said. “What I think should happen—and will happen—is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating.”…
We’ve written about that before so we won’t beat a dead horse today. But something is not right with that Paul Ryan boy and the Obama Dimocrats need a house to fall on their heads. It might not be a house that falls on their heads. It might be a political MOAB.
As President Trump exercises his muscles across the sea, his domestic muscles grow that much stronger. MOAB is coming.