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!
The delusion was this: Barack Obama and the coalition of the ascendant would win in 2008 and soon there would be an economic revival such that Democrats would get all the credit. This would lead to 40 years of voters rewarding the Democratic Party with victory just as voters rewarded Democrats for 40 years after FDR – until it all came crashing down with the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994.
Of course, Barack Obama bungled the supposed economic recovery. In 2008 Obama inflicted his flim-flam stimulus and the deadly ObamaCare plans on the nation. Both such disasters that by the time they passed the nation revolted and rewarded Republicans.
The failed Obama economy of the first term did not sober up the Dimocrats. This time they were doubly sure of the 40 year plan. The thinking was “well, it didn’t work in 2008 but boy oh boy it will work in 2012 for sure by golly”. Again the notion was that in 2012 Barack Obama would win reelection and that would lead to a massive economic recovery and once again the Democrats would get the credit, as they got the credit for FDR, and that economic revival would lead to 40 years of voter rewards and endless power for Obama Dimocrats.
Now the 40 year plan works in favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump. If, as we suspect, President Donald J. Trump leads the nation to a great economic boom and lives up to “Make America Great Again” it will be President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans who will be rewarded for generations by the voters.
So tepid and limp-wristed was the Obama economy that Americans felt under siege even as Obama and his dimwitted acolytes praised his policies for the “recovery”. The Obama years felt to Americans as recession years or depression years. The Obama 40 year plan hit the brick wall of economic failure at home, trillions of taxpayer dollars wasted, managed decline at home and abroad for this once great nation.
President Donald J. Trump has changed all that. Barack Obama was the flaccid child of weakness and logorrhea. President Donald J. Trump is a Churchill style leader who ends America’s darkest hours.
Go to a brick and mortar store this Christmas season (Merry Christmas!!! Happy Chanukah!!!) and see the crowds gleefully shopping!!!! Americans see America in glory and are full of real HOPE and real honest CHANGE:
American optimism on the economy is reaching new heights and President Donald Trump’s approval ratings look to be benefiting, at least somewhat.
The CNBC All-American Economic Survey found that for the first time in at least 11 years, more than half of respondents to the survey rated the economy as good or excellent, while a near record 41 percent expected the economy to improve in the next year.
“We’re not measuring a marginal change in the economy, we’re measuring a different economy,” said Public Opinion Strategies’ Micah Roberts, the Republican pollster for the survey. [snip]
The survey found that 42 percent of Americans expect their wages to rise in the next year, and 41 percent of homeowners see their home values going up, the highest level recorded since 2007. In 2011, while the country remained in an economic funk from the financial crisis, just 15 percent of homeowners thought their home prices would rise.
“2017 is the year that Americans finally put the recession behind them in terms of their attitudes about the economy, and it took a change in leadership” to make it happen, said Roberts.
That’s real HOPE and real CHANGE even as Big Media deceptively describes an America filled with the same fear Big Media feels as President Trump continues his relentless rally to Make America Great Again.
Those leftist and/or deluded Americans that hate President Trump and make their views known continue to resist. But even these haters are shopping because even the “resistance” can’t resist shopping, can’t resist feeling the economic improvement, can’t resist real HOPE and CHANGE.
The Obama Dimocrats 40 year plan is quickly becoming a Trump America 40 year plan. It is President Trump who brings economic recovery that can be felt in the streets, Wall Street and Main Street. It is President Trump who brings the economic recovery that can be felt at every kitchen table. It is President Trump and the Trump Republicans who will reap the political benefits in much the same way as the FDR recovery (fueled mostly by war spending) led to 40 years of Democratic Party rule.
Trump’s Terrific Tax Triumph is the exclamation point to the economic recovery already underway. President Trump unshackled the American economy by getting rid of the chains of regulation and ever more regulation. President Trump put America First in his dealings with foreign leaders which has led to more jobs coming to America. President Trump is a cheerleader for America.
Republican tax bill would tie the hands of blue-state governments
As we wrote, the blue states will bleed green. The red states will turn golden. The blue states will have to take the jackboot off the necks of taxpayers or they will bleed to death.
The apocalyptic claims by Obama Dimocrats are real. There is real fear from the left of the Trump tax cuts. The fear from Obama Dimocrats and the totalitarian left is that the President Trump tax cuts will work.
Already, economic forecasts are on the upswing. This fourth quarter of the first year of President Trump might rise as much as 4 percent.
President Trump’s tax cuts will work and make President Trump even more popular no matter what Big Media polls declare.
Most importantly, the narrative from the left that President Trump could not govern has just been shattered. President Trump has achieved a great governing victory.
For President Trump Make America Great Again is not a slogan.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has appointed himself Special Prosecutor to investigate… himself. The shocking news ends all the rumors that President Trump would fire Mueller or that Mueller would be forced to resign.
By appointing himself to investigate himself, Robert Mueller has quelled with finality all the calls to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the high level corruption at the Department of Justice, F.I.B F.B.I., and the conflicts of interest by so many at the Special Counsel’s Office.
The appointment of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible conflicts of interest by Robert Mueller ends beyond doubt all the questions swirling around the massive investigation of President Donald J. Trump – at public expense – by Robert Mueller.
The nearly constant reports of Trump hating leadership at the DOJ/FBI blocking an indictment of Hillary Clinton thereby committing the crime of obstruction of justice due to their political preferences, Trump hating conspiracies at the highest levels of the Justice Department and F.I.B. F.B.I. with intent to frame and remove a duly elected president, evidence of text messages in furtherance of the coup plots among the coup plotters, questions of a vast army of prosecutors hired by Robert Mueller most of whom donated vast amounts of funds to Barack Obama and/or Hillary Clinton and/or the DNC/leftists, questions born of the facts that spouses of prosecutors received money from Hillary Clinton supporters during political campaigns of one spouse and yet another spouse who worked for Fusion GPS on dirt dossiers directed against President Trump, a dirty dossier comprised of Russian government disinformation bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign then suspected of being used to obtain FISA warrants with which to spy on the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, clear violations of Fourth Amendment protections during the transition period for a President-Elect team that used government servers to communicate among themselves when making appointments and legal decisions, are now a completely closed matter with the appointment by Robert Mueller of Robert Mueller to investigate Robert Mueller.
The wise move by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Robert Mueller should put an end to all the swirling conspiracy theories about any possible conflicts of interest by Robert Mueller.
The investigation of Robert Mueller should end with a final report around 2024 or after the impeachment of President Michael Pence, whichever comes later.
This bombshell report is so shocking it woke up Jeff Sessions.
It’s a call for a soft coup against the duly elected president. The call for a soft coup comes from the highest levels of the FBI and the DOJ. The “protection” is straight out of a 1950s melodrama.
Except, it’s not a military plot. It’s a plot against democracy and the American people by the corrupt intelligence agencies.
We knew it was going to get much worse. In June of this year we warned that those who thought the attacks against President Trump would cease or even get less hysterical were gravely deluded. We warned the attacks against President Trump would only increase as the Deep State FBI CIA DOJ got more and more desperate to destroy the President who stands in their way.
The investigators need to be investigated, preferably at an autopsy of themselves and their agencies. They are entirely corrupt:
MORE: Timeline of texts from former Special Counsel investigator Peter Strzok may raise concerns about his impartiality and will likely raise more questions about the Clinton server investigation, @PaulaReidCBS says
Special Counsel's office telling me that Peter Strzok was removed from Russia investigation in late July, "immediately" after text messages were discovered. First reports of demotion came out in mid-August. News of texts broke on Dec. 2. More than 4 month lag time.
Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote in the text, dated Aug. 15, 2016.
Andy is likely Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): "I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy's office-that there's no way he gets elected-but I'm afraid we can't take that risk.It's like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you're 40"
These are but some of the revelations that began to leak out during the vote tally of the Alabama election. The leaks are text messages from the top of the FBI. But it gets worse, much much worse:
The co-founder of Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS confirmed in court filings on Tuesday that he met last year with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and hired Ohr’s wife to help with the opposition research firm’s investigation of Donald Trump.
Glenn Simpson said in a declaration filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. that he met “at [Ohr’s] request” weeks after the presidential election. Simpson stated that Ohr, who recently held the position of deputy assistant attorney general, sought the meeting “to discuss our findings regarding Russia and the election.”
The DOJ’s Bruce Ohr asked to meet with Fusion GPS. And the meeting was about Russia and the election, as requested by DOJ’s Bruce Ohr. DOJ official Bruce Ohr knew all about Fusion GPS and its corruptions because his wife worked for Fusion GPS!!! It’s much much worse:
Simpson also disclosed that Fusion GPS hired Ohr’s wife, Nellie, to serve as a subcontractor on Trump-related work.
Trump defenders have seized on the Ohr’s relationship with Fusion GPS. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow cited the revelations to call for a second special counsel.
In his declaration, Simpson referred to Nellie Ohr as “a former government official expert in Russian matters” who Fusion GPS hired “to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump.”
It is not clear what government position Simpson was referring to in the declaration. But a 2010 Justice Department report shows that Ohr worked at that time as a researcher for Open Source Works, the CIA’s in-house open source research shop.
FBI, CIA, DOJ. All working together on a soft coup d’état against the American government and democracy itself.
The revelations emerge as part of a concerted effort to block more revelations from exposure. As we wrote back in August, Fushion GPS is in large part a Big Media scandal and Fusion GPS is doing everything it can to protect corrupt Big Media. We described a great deal of this in Apocalypse Now! Corrupt Big Media Tool, Fusion GPS And Obama Scandals
With the latest revelations more pieces of the Big Media Fusion GPS FBI CIA DOJ puzzle begin to fit ever tighter:
In addition to his meeting with Simpson, Bruce Ohr also met last year with dossier author Christopher Steele. Fox News reported last week that Ohr’s meetings with Steele occurred before the election.
Ohr still works at the Justice Department, but he was stripped of one of his positions last Wednesday after Fox News inquired about his meetings with Simpson and Steele. He remains as director of Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion GPS — which Simpson referred to as “confidential” — was revealed Monday night. Fox News reported that she worked for the oppo firm during the presidential campaign. It was unclear until Simpson’s disclosure whether she worked directly on Trump-related matters.
Simpson says in his court filing that he acknowledged during his Nov. 14 interview with the House Intelligence Committee that he met with Bruce Ohr. Fusion’s attorneys pointed to the apparent leak of his testimony to argue in favor of a temporary restraining order to block the release of the firm’s bank records.
The committee and Fusion have been locked in a battle since October over the bank documents.
Republicans on the House panel have issued a subpoena for the records in hopes of identifying some of Fusion’s clients and contractors. Fusion’s lawyers have argued that the subpoena violates Fusion’s confidentiality and First Amendment rights.
The issuance of the subpoena has already had some results. Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, came forward in October to disclose that it hired Fusion for the project that produced the dossier. [snip]
Fusion was caught off guard by a subpoena issued to the bank — TD Bank — by Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence panel.
Fusion’s lawyers cited all of the revelations about Simpson’s testimony as evidence that the House’s subpoena for the TD Bank records “is part of a punitive effort by Chairman Nunes to retaliate against Fusion and to interfere with its constitutional rights.”
“The subpoena is an effort to harm Fusion and its associates. It seeks to divert attention away from, and interfere with, the investigation and to expose Fusion’s associations with other individuals and entities that have nothing to do with the Russia investigation,” the complaint reads.
The Deep State, Academia, Big Media, CIA FBI DOJ are co-conspirators in the attempted destruction of our democracy. They are not the heroes, they are the enemy of the American people. They have been winning for decades. Now comes President Trump and they are desperate animals trapped in fear.
The fight did not end on election night 2016. All that happened on election night 2016 was the American people got a fighter and a fighting chance of winning back our republic.
Update II: Hardest hit by tonight? Al Franken. His hopes to stay in the senate after a Judge Roy Moore victory just went up in smoke.
Update: Like Jerry Lee Lewis decades ago Judge Roy Moore discovered on election night that sex scandals can kill a career. Judge Roy Moore lost the election in Alabama to an Obama Dimocrat.
The Obama Dimocrat did not “win” but rather Judge Roy Moore lost. Perhaps it was not campaigning for the past few weeks. Perhaps.
The big question however will be how much of the blame for this lost senate seat will be attributed to Steve Bannon and his fight against the GOP establishment. Steve Bannon can make the case that Judge Roy Moore lost because the GOP establishment abandoned Moore and engineered this defeat. In addition the GOP establishment solicited votes for write in candidates which on election night were sufficient (22,000) to deny Judge Roy Moore a win. It can be safely assumed that the battle between the GOP establishment and the anti-establishment GOP will continue.
As to the default “winner” Doug Jones, he has a tough future ahead. He won’t be certified as a senator until December 26 at the earliest after all the provisional votes are counted. Perhaps he will have to wait until January. If the vote which is still very close remains this close (49.5-48.8 with 99% of the vote in) don’t discount a recount. Alabama law requires a recount if the vote is less than 0.5%. Once all the votes are in just after Christmas Day, we might be in for a recount. Then in 2020 Doug Jones will face the voters of Alabama again with an Obama Dimocrat record of votes.
Do you know there is an election in Alabama today for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions?
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In a political world so devoted to hypocrisy it is easy to note the hypocrisies on top of hypocrisies we all engage in. Today it is the left engaged in the hypocrisy of sexual purity and the right engaged in the excuses of relativism. To vote based on these hypocrisies is the most hypocritical stance of all. The best vote is to vote for someone who will represent your policy choices not your ideal morality. As we always say, we hire plumbers and carpenters who do their jobs well and are recommended by those who previously hired them, not because of their personal moral lives.
The known sins of Chris Dodd are in the past but now we are told that an Obama Dimocrat should win the Senate seat from Alabama because of allegations made against the Republican candidate, Judge Roy Moore, for his alleged sins from more than 30 years ago. The alleged sins include allegations by a woman that when in his early 30s Roy Moore dated young girls/women in their early and late teens.
The son of the woman thinks she is lying as does her boyfriend of the time. The lead waitress in the restaurant in which this woman worked at the time even questions whether the woman even worked in the restaurant in which the alleged acts took place. To add to the problems with the allegations,the only evidence (a yearbook signed by Roy Moore) was indisputably tampered with by the woman who makes the allegations and the portions she denies tampering with have been questioned as well. Yet the citizens of Alabama are supposed to listen to the allegations only and elect someone who will not represent either them nor their preferred policies.
It’s a big election in Alabama because the Republican control of the U.S. Senate is so slim (52-48) that a loss in Alabama along with the death of another senator could put Republican control in jeopardy before next year’s Republican big wins. Because of the many Obama Dimocrat senators up for reelection in red states in 2018 the likelihood of big GOP wins next year are assured. But a loss in Alabama could delay the MAGA agenda or kill it entirely for all of 2018.
Other than the ramifications of the vote on the MAGA agenda, there is not much other significance to the election today. Alabama is a deep red state and will remain a deep red state. Any loss today by the GOP will be remedied at the next election cycle in which the seat is up.
The only ramification from today of any significance is that a loss by Judge Roy Moore will hurt Steve Bannon and his war against the Republican establishment. Steve Bannon will still have to contend with allegations by the GOP establishment that his “winner” imperiled a sure win into a less easy win.
So who will win today?
Both sides have made some smart and dumb decisions. Judge Roy Moore was dumb to disappear for several weeks only to make sporadic appearances before friendly audiences. This decision was made because Obama Dimocrats wanted to heckle Moore at every appearance. The GOP was dumb to cut off funding to Roy Moore. This decision was because the GOP leadership wanted to force Moore out of the race and this was the best way to do so. Meanwhile one secretive Obama Dimocrat group spent four million dollars against Moore.
Obama Dimocrat Doug Jones made some very dumb decisions too. The dumbest was to be so very pro-abortion then to deny he was so very pro-abortion. It made him seem very shady as to positions and this helped Roy Moore to denounce him on policy. The dumbest decision by Doug Jones was to accept robocalls from Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Barack Obama is the kiss of death even in places like Massachusetts and even more so in places like Alabama.
Smart decisions? The smartest decision by Doug Jones was to attempt to attack Judge Roy Moore on a personal basis. Judge Roy Moore best represents Alabama on policy so Doug Jones attacking him personally was a smart choice. Doug Jones was also smart to not allow kiss of death Barack Obama to go to Alabama to campaign in person. Doug Jones might be able to survive kiss of death Barack Obama only making phone calls, but Doug Jones could not survive Alabama voters subjected to Barack Obama showing his big ears and stupid face.
Republican Judge Roy Moore made many smart decisions. The smartest was to refuse from the start to even consider resigning. It was too late anyway to change the ballots. Also smart was how Judge Roy Moore noted that the moment the allegations against him were made Senator John McCain and Senator Mitch McConnell immediately jumped to demand Judge Roy Moore resign. Both of these senators are hated in Alabama so Judge Roy Moore was smart to denounce them especially since these senators did not make the same demand of Obama Dimocrat Senator Al Franken when he was caught in photographs assaulting a woman.
Judge Roy Moore was also smart to mock Gloria Allred and her press conference with the alleged victim with the yearbook. Judge Roy Moore was also smart to deny his signature in said yearbook as well as to demand handwriting and ink analysis of the alleged evidence. When late in the election the alleged victim admitted to alterations in her yearbook “evidence” her case collapsed.
Judge Roy Moore’s super smart decision to stick with President Donald J. Trump also helped him enormously. Eventually President Trump came back to endorse Judge Roy Moore. Almost immediately the GOP began to provide needed funds for the last week of the election.
So who the Hell wins?
The polls in any special election are usually wrong because it is hard to determine who is a likely voter. The polls in this special election with all the caveats of special elections and the circumstances in this particular election have led to a polling stalemate of clownish proportions. Newsweek has a quick overview of the polls:
Fox News, for example, reveals a 10-point advantage for Jones, whereas CBS News/YouGov indicates that Moore is beating the Democrat by six points. On average, Moore leads the polls by 48.1 percent, compared with 45.9 percent for Jones—just a 2.2-point lead for the Republican.
FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver warns about how results should be interpreted, underscoring that a majority of polls have used “automated scripts” to measure voters’ preferences in Alabama. These surveys, also known as “robopolls,” show Jones trailing Moore, but they make “more assumptions when modeling turnout,” have fewer response rates and run into problems with voters who might be shy or embarrassed to disclose their true preference. By law, robopolls can’t call voters via cellphones, Silver notes.
The polls which canvass a lot of people (this is good) have problems in who they think will be a likely voter (this is bad). The polls which we think are better in this instance are robocalls. We believe that in automated voice polls people respond more honestly if they are for Judge Roy Moore because they don’t have to fear “judgement” from a live caller. However, these polls have generally questioned too few people so we are not happy with them either. Most of the polls we have seen, if not all, have problems with them. Fox News on election eve produced a poll with Judge Roy Moore ten points behind and on the same night the opposite was also produced by a rival poll:
Fox News put its credibility on the line when it released a new poll on Monday that shows liberal Democrat Doug Jones leads conservative Republican Roy Moore by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent, in tomorrow’s special election for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.
The contrast between the results reported by Fox News and every other recent major poll could not be sharper.
Earlier on Monday, an Emerson Poll was released that shows Moore up by nine points, 53 percent to 44 percent.
The five other most recent polls featured in the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls all show Moore in the lead.
Anyone who wants to be bored can read the link to the article which details the mess the polls are in.
The bottom line for leftists in this election is to pump up the black vote. The argument from the left is that if black voters overwhelm the polls the Obama Dimocrat will win. Will this happen? We don’t know because we are not in Alabama and this is the type of situation in which honest reportage would help to understand what the citizens of Alabama are seeing and reading and thinking. But because Big Media is so corrupt, because the political establishment is so corrupt, we can only guess with the evidence of the wind blowing on a wet finger.
Our wise wet finger tells us Judge Roy Moore will win. First because Alabama is a deep red state. Second because all the sex scandals (Franken and Conyers are only two of many) in the congress and in leftist institutions (where is Chris Dodd again?) helped Judge Roy Moore make his case that he was being forced out even as confessed abusers are still in the Senate (will Al Franken really ever leave?). Third, the terrorist attack in New York City and the chain migration issue will awaken Alabama citizens to the importance of the GOP control of congress. Fourth, the Supreme Court and the need to make sure that President Trump can get his nominees in the Judiciary appointed ASAP to MAGA. Fifth, Americans, especially those in Alabama, hate Big Media and will use every opportunity to defy Big Media.
Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016. [snip]
“The House Intelligence Committee,” Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in a statement on Monday, “is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr.”
Chairman Nunes is on the job and continues to investigate and get the information that matters from the corrupt Deep State that threatens our democracy.
The trumpet sounds and reinforcements arrive at the precise moment needed to win the war. It’s not a movie. It’s President Trump versus the Deep State, Big Media, and the corrupt Special Persecutor Mueller and his ventriloquist dummy Comey.
As President Trump fights like Thor, alone, on the battlefield against evil forces, the battle horn is heard, and the President is suddenly surrounded by friends ready to do battle alongside him. In other words, Congressman David Nunes is back. And Nunes is not alone. The turn of the tide is here.
In March 2017 Congressman Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was on the track of Obama’s gangsters and their criminal unmasking of President-Elect Trump’s transition staff. Obama gangsters in the House of Representatives filed ethics charges against the heroic Chairman Nunes in order to force Nunes to recuse himself from further investigations into Obama’s gangster government and their corruption of American intelligence agencies. Chairman Nunes was forced to recuse himself and President Trump for all intents and purposes was left on the battlefield alone.
Nunes cleared of accusations that he disclosed secrets related to Russia investigation
Chairman Devin Nunes is needed. There is much to investigate. The corruption at the intelligence agencies, including the F.B.I., the entire Deep State apparatus against the will of the people, has been at high tide since the election of President Trump. President Trump has fought alone. But such a leader gets results. Slowly President Trump has exposed his enemies. Now, with reinforcements arriving to battle alongside the courageous President, the tide indeed is turning.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said that Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself, but did not disclose why he had done so, CBS News reported.
The case has been reassigned to Judge Emmet Sullivan, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton.
Why the recusal we don’t know. Perhaps a new judge that will do the bidding of the Deep State with greater enthusiasm is needed. Perhaps the judge recused himself because he is part of the FISA courts and therefore is implicated in the schemes of the Deep State against President Trump. But the very fact that such a change was needed tells us that the soft coup against President Trump is not going well.
The voluntary and unexpected recusal by the judge is a sign of things to come. The soft coup against President Trump by the Deep State aided and abetted by Big Media is a candle in the wind. A mighty TrumpNado is about to blow the soft coup by the Deep State into darkness. The enemies of President Trump are beginning to fall. The biggest shadow thus far extinguished is at the misnamed Department of Justice:
Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.”
Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped of his higher post and ousted from his office on the fourth floor of “Main Justice.”
Initially senior department officials could not provide the reason for Ohr’s demotion, but Fox News has learned that evidence collected by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., indicates that Ohr met during the 2016 campaign with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the “dossier.” [snip]
Additionally, House investigators have determined that Ohr met shortly after the election with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS – the opposition research firm that hired Steele to compile the dossier with funds supplied by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. [snip]
The Nunes panel has spent much of this year investigating whether DOJ, under then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, used the dossier to justify a foreign surveillance warrant against Page.
The contacts between Ohr and Steele, and between Ohr and Simpson, have not been publicly disclosed nor shared with HPSCI staff. [snip]
According to congressional sources, Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was in the process of selecting his cabinet, and discussed over coffee the anti-Trump dossier, the Russia investigation and what Simpson considered the distressing development of Trump’s victory. [snip]
Nunes, who has instructed HPSCI staff to draft contempt-of-Congress citations against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray – preparatory to a House vote on whether the citations should be enforced – issued a fresh subpoena on Thursday specifically covering Ohr and his files.
Congressman Devin Nunes is on the job. Subpoenas will flow. Subpoenas flow already. President Trump has an ally who fights:
“The Committee will issue a subpoena to Bruce Ohr for information on this matter,” California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the committee, said in a statement.
Nunes also said that the Justice Department “should have provided the committee with information on contacts that DOJ official Bruce Ohr had with Fusion GPS representatives and Christopher Steele.”
The Department of Justice initially lied to James Rosen about why Bruce Ohr was removed. Then as Chairman Nunes’ Intelligence Committee revealed facts, the story changed and DOJ was forced to tell the truth. DOJ lied. The truth is slowly leaking out thanks to Chairman Devin Nunes.
Bruce Ohr was not the first corrupt DOJ official to be removed. First there was Peter Strozek:
Justice Department officials are poring over more than 10,000 text messages between two ex-FBI agents booted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe after agents discovered the two made anti-Trump comments.
Fox News reports that the department is going through “several months” of text messages from former counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok to FBI attorney Lisa Page, whom he had an affair with. [snip]
Strzok had been selected in July 2016 to oversee the Russia probe and was also one of the top investigators of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails and use of a private server. He interviewed Clinton and her aides about the server, which contained classified material.
The former counterintelligence agent also interviewed Michael Flynn in January about the Russia investigation.
Strzok was also responsible for creating the statement former FBI Director James Comey delivered on July 5, 2016, clearing Clinton of all criminal charges.
Even without Chairman Nunes the House Intelligence Committee has raised serious questions about this Strzok thug who operated under guise of law to undermine the will of the American people and the election of President Trump. Congressman Jim Jorden thinks, with good reason, that the big key to unlocking the Deep State plot is the “dossier”:
Jordan expresses the suspicion that Strzok, on behalf of the FBI, collaborated with the Clinton campaign and, ultimately, Russian sources to produce the fake Trump dossier. Jordan further suspects that it was Strzok, a virulent Trump-hater, who took the false Russian information in the dossier and dressed it up as a FISA court application, which in turn generated an order allowing the Obama administration to spy on the Trump campaign. Wray refuses to comment.
Jordan acts like he knows something we don’t. If he is right, this is the biggest scandal in American political history
We could STILL charge Hillary over her secret server, FBI boss hints: Director says decision to clear Clinton could be reversed over ‘improper political considerations’
The FBI Director dramatically raised the possibility on Thursday of Hillary Clinton being charged with mis-handling classified material despite being cleared by his predecessor.
Chris Wray told the House Judiciary Committee that the FBI Inspector General was looking into whether ‘improper political considerations’ led to Clinton not being prosecuted, a decision made by James Comey who was later fired by President Donald Trump.
‘If he were to conclude that that’s what happened, then I think at that point we’re in a situation where we have to assess what else might need to be done to un-ring that bell if you will,’ Wray told members of Congress.
The possibility of a re-consideration of the Clinton probe would be a bombshell which could only be built on a damning verdict on James Comey and those around him.
A bombshell indeed! Hillary Clinton better think about what happened. What happened is that the Deep State is under attack and under retreat because of President Donald J. Trump.
Hillary Clinton better realize that WHAT HAPPENED is that the FBI Inspector General started a massive investigation of the FBI this past January. Perhaps this is why Attorney General Jeff Sessions still has a job (and is awake) and why President Trump has been relatively quiet about corrupt Mueller and the Deep State. Few realized there was this massive investigation by the FBI inspector General was even going on. The Inspector General has a lot to review:
But this week it was revealed that the top counter-intelligence agent who was involved in the Clinton probe, Peter Strzok, had exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Clinton texts with his lover Lisa Page, another FBI lawyer.
And it was disclosed that Strzok had watered down language in a memo from Comey to remove the term ‘grossly negligent’ from the description of how Clinton handled intelligence and replaced it with ‘extremely careless’.
Grossly negligent is the term which opens the way for charges to be brought. He also concluded that Huma Abedin, Clinton’s right-hand woman, and Cheryl Mills, her State Department chief of staff, had not lied to the FBI, even though what they said in interviews was contradicted by emails they had sent and received. [snip]
‘It is absolutely unacceptable for FBI employees to permit their own political predilections to contaminate any investigation,’ Goodlatte said.
‘Even the appearance of impropriety will devastate the FBI’s reputation.’
Did the prosecution tell Flynn’s lawyer that their main witness against him was removed for bias? Since Strzok led the interview and his testimony would be needed to establish untruthfulness, he is a critical witness not just a prosecutor. If not disclosed, would this not be a Giglio violation? This is the kind of misconduct that can get a case dismissed and a lawyer disbarred. It is a Constitutional violation. This has bothered me since I heard about it.
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”. [snip]
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.
Likewise, to destroy the Deep State, to restore to primacy the will of the American people and the leaders we elect, we had to endure all the attacks against President Trump. That was the price.
President Trump had to endure the attacks by the Deep State if the Deep State of Leftist totalitarians and authoritarian bureaucrats are ever to be dislodged and the halls of the people’s government disinfected.
We, President Trump and us, had to suffer the pain to gain.
President Donald J. Trump is demonstrating to friends and foes alike that he will keep his word. Those who hate President Trump such as certain leaders in the Middle East should both fear and rejoice in the fact that President Trump keeps his word. Fear President Trump because he says and does what he means. Rejoice in President Trump because he keeps his word and therefore is someone you can make a deal with and be sure he will keep his word.
Liars like Diane Feinstein today attack President Trump for keeping his word. But as the Washington Free Beacon notes, it was Senator Feinstein that negotiated years ago to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Feinstein lobbied and voted for the legislation which passed the congress in an overwhelming vote. Feinstein and Obama Dimocrats lied about moving the embassy for decades. President Trump keeps his word.
President Trump understands that change is required from failed policies of the past. President Trump keeps his word.
There are massive Trump earthquakes, Trumpquakes. There are TrumpNados. There is the Trump vortex. There are Trump storms. All these political weather phenomena were easy to predict, as we did, and future ones even easier to forecast as we exit the first ten months of the Trump presidency.
Think about it. It’s not been an entire year yet. It’s only a little over ten months ago that President Trump was inaugurated. Yet every day, in between Trumpquakes, TrumpNados, and vortex, there are the Trump storms. All can be better understood by reading a new insider account about the Donald J. Trump campaign written by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. We’ll discuss the book below and the implications of what can be learned by reading it. First some TrumpStorms.
The Trump storms? We define these as less than quakes and nados but still significant events. In other words, for every Hurricane Irma there are snow storms or rain storms that can flood cities or bring avalanches of either mud or snow. President Trump is constantly churning storms. Some Trump storms are missed because of the little attention paid to them by Big Media or quickly cast aside due to the massive Trumpquakes or TrumpNados that gather all the attention.
TrumpStorms? Consider, President Trump today overturned Obama’s collusion with the United Nations as President Trump pulled the United States out of a global migration and refugee pact that was to lead to a bigger and uglier “Global Compact for Migration“. This will be little noticed but obviously will have a great many implications for “America First”.
TrumpStorms? Consider, this morning President Trump traveled to Utah to overturn Obama’s massive overreach in declaring millions of acres (3.6 million acres, larger than Connecticut) as “national monuments”. Citizens of Utah hated Obama’s grab so President Trump will reduce the size of the “monuments” (as 18 previous Presidents have reduced such sites) to a more rational size. President Trump told Utah Senator Hatch, “I’m approving the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase recommendation for you, Orrin.” Trump is so nice, isn’t he?
But hold on there pardner. If you think that President Trump travels across the country to just shrink some national monuments you have another thing to think about. President Trump in this trip also seeks to shrink that varmint Mitt Romney.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wants to replace Senator Hatch as the carpetbagger who returns to carpetbag Utah so Romney wants Hatch to retire. President Trump is squashing Romney the varmint. Senator Hatch will accompany President Trump in the round trip flight. President Trump will sweet talk Senator Hatch into staying. Sidewinder Romney knows this Utah trip is designed to roll over him so varmint Romney says he is too busy elsewhere to attend the rally with President Trump and Senator Hatch. Trump is so smart, isn’t he?
TrumpStorms? Before President Trump left for Utah, he slapped the F.B.I. and Special Persecutor Mueller by implication. This TrumpStorm has sired other TrumpStorms. First there was the revelation that the F.B.I. agent in the Hillary Clinton email investigation hates Trump. We now know this because Agent Peter Strzok was having an affair with an F.B.I. lawyer and the I.G. at the D.O.J. got wind of the relationship and the whole story blew up so fast and furious that Mueller had to get rid of Strzok in order to try to hide the damage to the F.B.I. and the Mueller persecution. These revelations perhaps explain why the DOJ and the FBI did not respond to letters from the House and Senate investigation committees sent months ago which touched on this Strzok creep.
President Trump left for Utah but he first slapped at the F.B.I. which is in “tatters” because of all the Comey corruption. It didn’t take long for Comey and Eric Holder, who was the AG held to be in contempt of congress, to attack President Trump for his attack against the swamp monsters at the F.B.I. and D.O.J. It’s a laughable spectacle. The Mueller investigation has been trumped and in need of investigation.
Byron York surmises that the entirety of the Mueller persecution is reduced like burned soup to the unconstitutional Logan Act and that the Logan Act was the pretext used by Obama henchmen to try to undermine President Trump. At USAToday James Robbins thinks it is all about Obama’s plans to destroy Israel and how President-Elect Donald J. Trump wisely blocked Obama. Classic Liberal Alan Dershowitz agrees it is about Israel and mocks the notion from that idiot Feinstein that President Trump is in any way involved in “obstruction of justice”.
McCarthy does say one thing we consider dumb. Just plain dumb. But that is because McCarthy is a lawyer. We hear this argument repeated repeatedly, mainly by lawyers and people who have never been involved inside a political campaign. The argument is that President Trump does himself harm with his tweeting and commenting on this legal case. We entirely disagree.
Why is President Trump smart and the smart Andrew McCarthy dumb (along with all the others who say the same thing)? Because from our personal experience when it comes to governmental scandals we can say one thing beyond doubt: THE POLITICAL TRUMPS THE LEGAL.
Any politician under investigation or involved in a scandal should worry first and foremost about the political base. As long as your political base remains on your side it does not matter what happens in the legal realm. Bill Clinton was impeached and had all sorts of legal troubles but his political base remained firm and the impeachment failed and Bill Clinton left office with super high approval ratings. Remember Senator Vitter? He had sex with prostitutes and diapers were involved and his wife had attacked Hillary Clinton for staying with Bill and Vitter’s wife said she would get rid of her husband if he ever engaged in sexual hijinks. When it was discovered diaper boy Vitter paid prostitutes the wife still stayed with him and Vitter fought on to election victory. Remember Judge Roy Moore who was left for dead a short while ago? President Trump endorsed Moore today and Moore is likely headed to the senate. The political always trumps the legal. Keep your base and you keep your job.
Which brings us to the book about the campaign to make Donald J. Trump President Donald J. Trump.
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The new book on the Trump presidential campaign “Let Trump Be Trump” is written by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Big Media will excerpt all the bits they presume to be ugly and ignore all the lessons of what a brilliant campaign Donald J. Trump waged.
Big Media’s Washington Post breathlessly reports that the billionaire candidate loves McDonald’s. Bill Clinton loved McDonald’s too. But we are supposed to be shocked that the everyday billionaire devours “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted” for dinner on his big fabulous plane Trump Force One.
The Washington Post is likewise shocked that the music of Elton John blares loudly on the plane so that staffers “can’t hear themselves think.” Great shock erupts from the Post as it is discovered that time miser Trump likes his clothes steamed while he is still wearing them. The Post calls these “surreal examples” instead of the routine time management and typical crazy of a campaign.
The Washington Post is apoplectic by what we find most wonderful. It seems that Trump screams a lot. “Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.’”
It somehow does not register with the Post that Trump won the election. Trump won because he and only he was in charge of his campaign. Compare and contrast that method of operation to the losing campaign and figure out “what happened” and why Trump deserved to win and why Hillary deserved to lose.
Trump won because he did not make decisions by committee. Trump led. Trump decided. Trump managed. Trump did it all. All the aides that worked for Donald J. Trump knew without any doubt who was in charge:
“Sooner or later, everybody who works for Donald Trump will see a side of him that makes you wonder why you took a job with him in the first place,” the authors wrote. “His wrath is never intended as any personal offense, but sometimes it can be hard not to take it that way. The mode that he switches into when things aren’t going his way can feel like an all-out assault; it’d break most hardened men and women into little pieces.”
The authors “both had moments where they wanted to parachute off Trump Force One,” but they said they got used to it. [snip]
In a section of the book written by Lewandowski, Trump is described as flying on his helicopter when he learns that Manafort has said “Trump shouldn’t be on television anymore, that he shouldn’t be on the Sunday shows” and that Manafort should appear instead. Trump was angrier than Lewandowski had ever seen him, ordering the pilot to lower the altitude so he could make a cellphone call.
“Did you say I shouldn’t be on TV on Sunday? I’ll go on TV anytime I g–dam f—ing want and you won’t say another f—ing word about me!” Trump yelled at Manafort, according to Lewandowski. “Tone it down? I wanna turn it up! . . . You’re a political pro? Let me tell you something. I’m a pro at life. I’ve been around a time or two. I know guys like you, with your hair and skin . . .”
Lewandowski called it “one of the greatest takedowns in the history of the world.”
“Tone it down? I wanna turn it up! . . . You work for Trump, chumps. It’s not the other way around like with other candidates. Trump is in charge. Trump prevailed because of this attitude to get the job done. If you are sick, what matters is the mission, so if you have to, get off the plane. If you are not ready to rock when Trump climbs on board the plane then you get left behind because what matters is the mission. The mission was to get elected. Trump told The Swamp he could not and would not be stopped:
The authors wrote that as panic ensued among some Republicans, the party’s national chairman, Reince Priebus, decided not to show up at a New York City meeting. Bannon called Priebus, asking, “Where the hell are you?”
“I got off the train in Newark,” Priebus responded, according to the book. “I’m going to turn around.” The book notes that Priebus has said he always intended to come to the meeting.
As Bannon tried to convince him that everything was all right, Priebus said that Republicans were abandoning the candidate. “It’s horrible . . . people are dropping like flies,” Priebus said, according to the book. Once he arrived at the meeting, Priebus said that Trump would either “lose the biggest electoral landslide in American history” or should drop out of the race.
“First of all,” Trump responded, according to the book, “I’m going to win. And second, if the Republican Party is going to run away from me, then I will take you all down with me. But I’m not going to lose.”
Trump was not going to lose. Why? Because TRUMP was not going to lose. It wasn’t the aides, it wasn’t the organization, it wasn’t the money, it wasn’t the plane. It was Trump. Trump was not going to lose.
There are two big Trump earthquakes about to take place. These are not the biggest Trump earthquakes that will rattle the world and this country. Those mega-MAGA-Trumpquakes we will write about at a later day. Today we discuss the biggest Trump earthquakes that are about to shake America.
These two imminent Trump earthquakes we confess have taken us by surprise. Indeed, we mocked the possibility of them ever happening under Trump or anyone else. Yet, here we are. They are about to happen.
We mean tax reform. We are not talking about the “tax reform” everyone else is talking about. We mean the revolutionary aspects about to be unleashed by the Trump tax reform plan.
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As President Trump said in Missouri today, few if any presidents have accomplished as much as President Trump has in the ten months (only ten months????) since inauguration.
It’s not only the massive economic growth (3.3 percent in the third quarter despite the hurricanes), the confidence of consumers as we approach the biggest Christmas season in decades, and the cultural impact President Trump has already had on America. Now the big ones are about to hit. Hardest hit by the Trump earthquakes? California. Then New York. Then Illinois and New Jersey. Blue states all.
We have not thought any of this would happen. We did not think tax reform would happen. We thought (and still think) John McCain and other NeverTrump GOP establishment Republicans will do everything and anything to stop President Trump. Still, it might happen. But happen or not, the earthquake will now shake your windows and rattle your halls, at some point. It will happen because now we see that it can happen.
What are these Trump earthquakes? It’s SALT and the education wound.
EARTHQUAKE 1 SALT
While most everyone focuses on how the Trump tax plan will affect them personally we’re looking at the policy and the political implications of that policy. The leftists in the “blue states” started a civil war and now President Trump is bringing in the Grand Army of the Republic.
“SALT” in this instance stands for “state and local taxes”. Most Americans will not be affected adversely by the proposed elimination of state and local tax deduction write-offs on federal taxes because President Trump also proposes a doubling of the standard deduction. But some Americans will be hit hard by the elimination of SALT deductions on federal income taxes.
Who will be hurt by the elimination of SALT deductions in federal taxes? Those with high incomes in high tax states will be hurt because the standard deduction increases will not make up for the loss of SALT deductions in federal taxes. But who will really, really, really, really be hurt the most? Blue state Obama Dimocrat politicians:
Trump’s Tax Plan Could Be Painful for New York, New Jersey, and California
Wealthier residents of high-tax states would be especially hard hit if they can no longer deduct state and local taxes from their federal taxes.
Take a moment to fully grasp the revolutionary implications of what this means. It means that Obama Dimocrats that control these blue states will be put under pressure by their powerful residents to reduce state and local taxes. The very wealthy that have supported the Obama Dimocrats will be the hardest hit and the ones who will either have to move from the blue states or else demand that state and local taxes be lowered. It’s revolutionary:
“There is no doubt that if you are a New York or California resident, your largest deduction, by a factor that could be as high as 10, is the state and local income tax,” said tax expert Robert Willens, of New York-based Robert Willens LLC. “Historically a high-state tax was mitigated by the fact that you were able to deduct it, so it was really costing you 60 percent or 65 percent of what you were paying to the state.” [snip]
The deduction ends up being far more valuable in states with the highest tax burdens.
Nationwide, wealthier taxpayers benefit the most from the deduction. More than 88 percent of its benefits go to Americans who earn more than $100,000 a year, according to the Tax Foundation.
Past efforts to end the deduction of state and local taxes, back in the Reagan years, never took hold, because the hardest-hit states complained so bitterly about it, said Willens. In the recent presidential election, Trump won none of the 10 states where residents benefit the most from the state and local tax deduction. The highest-tax state the president did take is Wisconsin, where 32 percent of taxpayers claim the deduction, which represents 6 percent of their adjusted gross incomes. He won all 10 states that benefit the least from the deduction, with the exception of Nevada. Alaskans benefit the least of all: 22 percent of filers in Alaska claim the deduction, but it represents just 1.5 percent of their incomes, according to Internal Revenue Service data.
If the change goes through, there’s little that people can do except maybe decamp for Florida or Texas, where there is no state income tax. Not that tax collectors in high-tax states like New York make it easy to move.
Whether it happens now or not, it is clear that it will happen because President Trump has made it a very real possibility. We never thought President Trump could accomplish this.
The very wealthy that have provided financing for Obama Dimocrats will have to (a) lose money, or (b) demand that Obama Dimocrats they donate to cut state and local taxes, or (c) move to red states. Get a dog to eat a dog:
New York Could Lose Some Top Earners Under GOP Tax Bill, Goldman Says
New York City could lose some of its highest-income residents if the tax bill making its way through the U.S. Congress becomes law, according to estimates from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Initial analysis suggests that the legislation “could eventually lower the number of top-income earners in New York City” by 2 percent to 4 percent, Goldman economists led by Jan Hatzius wrote in a note dated Nov. 24. The trigger would be a provision that restricts the ability of taxpayers to deduct the levies they pay to state and local authorities, which would disproportionately hit locations with relatively high rates. [snip]
“We now expect a repeal of the federal deductibility of state and local income taxes as well as a $10,000 cap on the property-tax deduction,” Goldman economists wrote as the Senate prepares to vote for its version of the tax overhaul. “The increased tax gap between high- and low-tax areas may moderately increase moves to the latter.” [snip]
California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Maryland would see a drop in the value of income- and property-tax deductions of almost 15 percent of their total state and local taxes, Goldman says.
“These changes could create additional fiscal challenges for the high-tax areas, some of which already face structural pension funding issues,” the economists said.
The high tax Obama Dimocrat blue states have for years raised local and state taxes without facing protests from blue state citizens. That’s because the ability to deduct these high state and local taxes on federal income tax forms made the increases in local and state taxes relatively painless. After all, other Americans paid for the high taxes in high tax states, so it was all gain no pain. Now, because of President Trump reality must be faced. Now the high tax Obama Dimocrat blue state will get pain but no gain.
If citizens of high tax Obama Dimocrat blue states want tax relief they will have to confront and remove the tax and spend Obama Dimocrats. Or move to red states.
Throw in the ObamaCare individual mandate repeal which might be included in the final tax plan and the Obama Dimocrat run blue states will be hit even harder. And if the Graham/Cassidy ObamaCare repeal plan comes to pass blue states will have to either stop providing ObamaCare to everyone and anyone (including illegal immigrants either through phony documentation or other means) or cut benefits to American citizens — or have to pay for it from tax dollars extracted from the blue state citizens. But that is a discussion for another day.
House GOP to Propose Sweeping Changes to Higher Education
Revamp would put caps on student loans, foster new paths to work force
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives this week will propose sweeping legislation that aims to change where Americans go to college, how they pay for it, what they study, and how their success—or failure—affects the institutions they attend.
That is all in the future when powerful academic institutions will have to behave responsibly and produce results for the students they currently extract money from. But not all the reforms are in the distant future. Some of the changes are shovel ready. The Academy is about to be buried in a Trump earthquake:
GOP tax plan rattles higher education
The proposal reflects a growing sense of colleges, universities as bastions of privilege.
Congressional Republicans’ plans to slap unprecedented new taxes on higher education have left college leaders shocked and scrambling — the latest salvo in what some observers say is a growing culture war on a higher education system seen as elitist and out of touch.
While most college leaders said they don’t believe they were targeted directly in tax reform legislation — and are rather collateral damage — they say the hit was startling, as higher education has long enjoyed bipartisan support. Higher education also is a powerful lobbying force on the Hill.
In interviews with POLITICO, college presidents contended the tax proposals (H.R. 1 (115)) would be a devastating blow that would make college — especially graduate school — more expensive, and further out of reach of low- and middle-income families. That argument, however, may not go far, as polling shows many Americans are increasingly wary of colleges and universities, and are generally supportive of tax cuts.
“Very few Americans care” about the plight of colleges and especially about the problems of graduate students, said Jason Delisle at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “Very few of them are privileged enough to get a graduate degree from an elite institution. I think they’re like, ‘Complain all you want.’ It’s just not going to resonate with Main Street America.”
Indeed, recent data shows the nation’s most elite schools have long catered mostly to the wealthy, serving relatively few low- and middle-income Americans. Dozens of colleges enroll more students from the top 1 percent of earners than the bottom 60 percent, according to data from the Equality of Opportunity Project.
The powerful masters of colleges and universities will focus all their power to stop these responsible changes. The colleges and universities will try to make the argument that students will be hurt by the tax changes although the rise of the standard deduction would offset any higher taxes individual students will pay. What the colleges and universities fear is the loss of their massive endowment funds:
A recent poll from Pew found 58 percent of Republicans view colleges negatively, while 72 percent of Democrats view them positively.
The tax bills, experts say, may well be part of that sentiment. Both the House and Senate levy new taxes on the largest private college endowments. The House would end deductions for student loan interest and tax tuition waivers for graduate students.
“I think it’s part of a culture war … no question,” said Philip Altbach, a research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. [snip]
College leaders fear the tax plan is the latest sign they are losing the battle over public perception. The proposal comes after years of rising tuition prices have led many Americans to believe college is too expensive. It also follows a year of intense scrutiny over cultural issues on campuses, including conflicts over free speech that have crystallized the view among some Republicans that colleges are pushing a liberal agenda.
“We’re being challenged on all of these fronts, and we see that reflected for example in the tax legislation,” Rice University President David Leebron said. [snip]
But perhaps the most in-your-face item aimed at higher education — especially elite colleges and universities — is a plan in both the House and Senate versions that would tax private university endowment earnings. The tax would only apply to private universities with at least 500 students and endowment assets of at least $250,000 per student — between 60 and 70 schools.
Harvard University alone has an endowment of well over 34 billion dollars, Princeton over 22 billion dollars, Stanford 22 billion dollars, Yale has over 25 billion dollars. Poor darlings want everyone to pay taxes, now they can join in the fun.
To think it took a billionaire to get these lowlifes to pay taxes.
The Trump earthquakes will soon start to shake rattle and roll.
Yeah, we’re kinda pissed off with President Trump.
Today President Trump continued the charade tradition of past presidents and he “pardoned” two turkeys. It’s a tired charade and frankly unworthy of a president.
We wanted President Trump to come out and declare “I am not pardoning these two turkeys by the name of Wishbone and Drumstick. Instead I order them to be served as dinner on Thanksgiving Day. I just can’t wait to sink my jaws on Drumstick and make a wish for tax reform legislation to pass using Wishbone’s very bones to help make my wish come true.”
Both Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their years at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” enclosure, where last year’s pardoned turkeys — Tater and Tot — currently reside after then-President Barack Obama kept them off the carving board.
Trump noted that he’s been “very active in overturning” executive actions taken by his predecessor — but not this time.
“I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked,” Trump joked. “So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”
Hey, you can’t always get what you want, but we got what we needed. What we needed was a reminder, not much of a reminder because we do remember every single day, to give thanks, for the election of Donald J. Trump.
Yes, there is a lot to be thankful for this first year of the great Trump election. We wrote a big article on the Judge Roy Moore race for publication today but instead we will postpone that one in order that we may all give thanks for the little and big things that happened to us since the last Thanksgiving Day when we praised the Lord we had survived the horrors of the Barack Obama years.
Since Thanksgiving Day 2016 we have witnessed the fall of huge chunks of the vile leftists who hid behind their claims of creative class rights to assault women. But that is best left to our article on Judge Roy Moore. Suffice for now to quote Matt Drudge’s headline “Charlie Rose, Charlie Fell”. Chortle, giggle, giggle.
Okay, we can’t exactly wait until our Judge Roy Moore article to ask a question about Barack Obama and Nancy Pelousy and all the Democrats who ran congress for many years: Where were they and why did they allow the attackers of women like John Conyers to pay settlements with taxpayer dollars to women they assaulted/harassed? Let’s have investigations, special prosecutors, to ask why Nancy Pelousy, Harry Reid, and Obama Dimocrats did nothing to stop the sexual assaults when they were in charge. Oh Happy Day to ask such and many more questions on this year’s Thanksgiving!
There is so much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving. Thank you to the Almighty who raised up this imperfect vessel called Donald J. Trump to be our Gideon. Thank you Hollywood leftists for all the entertainments of scandals and depravities which we will all soon know about as you expose yourselves to be the loathsome reptiles you are to all the world.
Did President Trump kiss Jeff Sessions??? We ask because we feel like we are in a Disney movie with a Prince that kisses someone long thought dead or comatose and a miracle awakening occurs.
JEFF SESSIONS AWAKE???
As the good old lady says, “That evil die and good endure.” And just like that Jeff Sessions wakes up. After months in a coma, without a discernible pulse, Jeff Sessions might be awake. Those of us who liked Jeff Sessions before he devoured the poison apple of recusal might have a happy forever after ending after all:
Sessions says probe into Russian uranium deal possible
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’s considering appointing a special counsel to look at whether the FBI properly handled the investigation into Russia’s purchase of uranium rights and donations to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton led the State Department.
In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, Mr. Sessions said he wouldn’t confirm or deny whether there was an investigation but that he has asked senior prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” raised by Mr. Goodlatte.
He said that review will help him and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decide “whether any matters merit the appointment of a special counsel.”
Mr. Sessions also said the Justice Department’s inspector general is looking into whether then-FBI Director James B. Comey botched procedures in his handling of the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s secret emails.
The letter came a day before Mr. Sessions is to testify to the House committee.
However, just before the letter leaked to media outlets, Circa reported that the Department is already investigating the Uranium One deal and allegations involving the Clinton Foundation, as well as the improper unmaskings of Americans.
The revelations come just a day ahead of Sessions’ appearance in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Committee member Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Circa he was not surprised to hear that the Justice Department was investigating the Uranium One deal, whereby the Obama administration allowed a Canadian company to sell a fifth of the U.S.’s uranium assets to Russia in 2010.
During review of the sale, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow from a Russian bank that was promoting the deal, and the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from investors in the Canadian company, Uranium One, that sold the U.S. assets to the Russian firm.
At the same time, the FBI was investigating a Russian nuclear energy bribery and kickback scheme in the U.S., but barred an FBI witness from speaking to lawmakers about what he knew.
“This country has seen the most powerful and intrusive parts of the mammoth federal government misused and abused as a virtual, political racketeer influenced and corrupt organization,” Gohmert told Circa. “If the current Department of Justice does not investigate the abuses, then self-government as it was once known is gone. We’re finally getting glimpses of the investigations they’ve been doing.”
According to Circa, the Justice Department is also looking into the issue of improper “unmaskings” — or whether Obama officials with access to intelligence requested to reveal the identities of Americans swept up in surveillance.
At the beginning of November there were rumors and reports that AG Jeff Sessions might be involved in the investigations of Uranium One. This week, just before Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before congress, the investigations which indeed have been going on for a while, have been revealed. Sean Hannity and Sara Carter have even more explosive information (starting at 35 minutes into the video).
Sara Carter knows who the secret informer on Uranium One is. Sara Carter has some knowledge, not all, of what it is that the secret informer will testify to. Sara Carter believes the information from the secret informer will be of such significance the entire trajectory of the “Russia” story will shift against those involved in the Uranium One and related scandals.
President Trump pledged to foreign leaders that he will “always put America first” in all future trade negotiations, telling a global summit in Asia that previous President’s refused to address the US trade imbalance, but he will.
The President delivered his address to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Danang, Vietnam on Friday, vowing to strike trade deals with other nations that are “mutually beneficial” to both nations.
“I expressed our strong desire to work with China to achieve a trading relationship that is conducted on a truly fair and equal basis. The current trade imbalance is not acceptable. I do not blame China or any other country -of which there are many- for taking advantage of the United States on trade,” said Trump.
“I wish previous administrations in my country saw what was happening and did something about it. They did not, but I will,” he added. “From this day forward we will compete on a fair and equal basis. We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore.”
“I am always going to put America first the same way I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first,” said the President. “That is the message I am here to deliver.”
Whether in the West or in the East, President Trump proves he is a leader of Western values and the traditions of the West. In South Korea President Trump demonstrated American resolve for Western values of democracy and freedom:
Big Media has mostly ignored President Trump’s very successful and long trip to Asia. Big Media understands that if President Trump in Asia was witnessed by the American people the apparent truth of President Trump as a strong leader of the West and America in particular could no longer be denied.
Big Media understands that if President Trump’s reception at the airport in China, orchestra and troops included, were to be compared with Barack Obama’s humiliation wherein China did not even bother to provide a gantry ladder for Obama to disembark from the plane, the clumsy Obama would suffer being revealed as the boob he was and is.
President Donald J. Trump is a respected and strong world leader because he is the President of the most powerful country on earth and because he is indeed a strong leader, not a simpering oaf like Barack Obama.
In the West, in the East, in the Middle East, President Trump is admired and respected. In the West, in the East, in the Middle East, Barack Obama was and is a boob:
You can’t lead if you are a boob.
President Trump returns this week to the United States and will no doubt immediately get to work on domestic issues such as tax cuts. President Trump returns home after a long trip punctuated with many successes and a strong projection of American power. While in Asia President Trump focused on North Korea and the coming attack against that threat to world peace as three American aircraft carrier groups prowled near North Korea’s dictatorship.