Update II: President Trump at the American Legion convention:
Update: President Trump in Arizona! The medium is the message:
The medium is the message. Monday night President Donald J. Trump in a nationally televised speech in front of American troops and top government officials announced his strategy to kill terrorists in Afghanistan. Tuesday night in Arizona President Donald J. Trump will visit with American troops in Arizona then go to a big rally with Vice President Mike Pence alongside him in Arizona.
The medium is the message. President Trump in Arizona is sending a very big message because he is in Arizona. The targets of President Donald J. Trump are Arizona Governor Ducey, Senator John McCain, and Senator Jeff Flake.
Gov. Doug Ducey will greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac after Air Force One touches down Tuesday afternoon for his first presidential visit to the Grand Canyon state.
But the Republican governor, who like many in the GOP has diplomatically sidestepped Trump and his more divisive rhetoric, will not attend Trump’s campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. [snip]
Richard Herrera, an Arizona State University associate professor of political science, said Ducey’s decision illustrates the Trump tightrope he walks as the governor prepares a 2018 reelection bid.
Herrera said the governor is trying to strike a balance between Republican voters who ardently support Trump, and those who vehemently oppose him.
If Ducey avoided Trump altogether, he could alienate voters he will need next year. And if he joined the president at the rally, Herrera said, he could leave some voters with the impression he supports all of the president’s views. [snip]
“The upside is that for supporters of Trump, he makes a gesture of being close to the president,” Herrera said. “The upside is that he doesn’t have to be in full public view at the rally.
“The negative side is it may not be enough for either group,” he added.
Just by being in Arizona, President Donald J. Trump puts Governor Pucey Ducey on notice that Trump supporters will not vote for this wucey. This Ducey character encouraged Senator McCain to preserve ObamaCare with his vote against ObamaCare repeal in the Senate. Ducey better get a ticket on the TrumpTrain or he will find himself on the tracks with the mighty Trump engine over him.
Arizona Governor Ducey should look at the latest polls from Kentucky for a clue to his reelection bid.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Tuesday unloaded on Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, mocking him in a Twitter post as an “imposter” posing as a conservative.
“Jeff Flake is not a conservative, nor does he have a conscience,” Bozell said, slamming Flake by using the title of his new book “Conscience of a Conservative” — a nod to Barry Goldwater’s 1960 work that was ghost-written by Bozell’s late father.
“On behalf of my late father and my family, I am denouncing Senator Jeff Flake and his new book, dishonestly titled, ‘Conscience of a Conservative,'” Bozell wrote in a posted statement. [snip]
“The media need to know, when reporting on Senator Flake and his ‘book,’ that the author is a deceiver out for personal and financial gain. I also call on my conservative brethren to denounce this imposter, who dishonorably claims to speak for conservatism, in the strongest possible terms,” the Twitter post maintained.
While promoting his news book, Flake told CBS News’ “Face The Nation” the GOP had “lost its way” and given in to “nativism and protectionism.”
He also slammed the party in a commentary for Politico Magazine last month, criticizing the GOP for “creating” and “rationalizing” President Donald Trump.
Jeff Flake has repeatedly attacked President Trump. Jeff Flake believed that along with Senator McCain and Governor Ducey he could attack President Trump and still be reelected. As if!
John McCain is popular with Obama Dimocrats but not Republicans. John McCain will not help Flake in the Republican primary. Governor Ducey will be too busy in a fight for his own survival so he won’t be much help to Flake either. Governor Ducey and Senator Flake need President Trump, not John McCain.
Just by being in Arizona, President Donald J. Trump slaps Jeff Flake in the face. Jeff Flake needs President Trump but President Trump does not need Jeff Flake. There is another. Her name is Kelli Ward:
Top Trump donor ponies up to take out Flake
Robert Mercer is donating $300,000 to a super PAC backing Kelli Ward, who is running against the GOP senator in a primary next year.
One of Donald Trump’s most generous political benefactors is providing a six-figure donation to a super PAC devoted to unseating Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who has been fiercely critical of the president.
Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge fund billionaire who was intimately involved in Trump’s rise and helped to bankroll his 2016 campaign, is contributing $300,000 to a super PAC supporting former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who is challenging Flake in a Republican primary next year.
It’s the latest sign that Trump’s political machine is preparing to take on Flake, whose persistent attacks have angered the president. The White House has met with Ward and two other Republicans who are mulling primary challenges to the Arizona senator, state Treasurer Jeff DeWit and former state GOP Chairman Robert Graham.
A longtime Trump critic, Flake has made waves with the release of his new book, “Conscience of a Conservative.” He argues that his party is in denial about the Trump presidency and blames the GOP for his rise. Over the past week, Flake has launched a national TV tour in which he’s made the case that his party has taken the wrong course.
During the 2016 campaign, Flake refused to endorse Trump and called on him to withdraw after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump was heard boasting about groping women. The senator refused to attend the GOP convention, saying that he had to stay home to mow his lawn.
His jabs rankled candidate Trump, who at one point said that he would be willing to spend $10 million of his own money to defeat Flake in a 2018 primary.
And during a press briefing last week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to rule out the possibility that the president would help finance an anti-Flake primary effort.
If we were suspicious types we would think that the Steve Bannon resignation and that five hour meeting with Robert Mercer as Bannon prepared to leave the White House job after his August 7 resignation had something to do with all this. We expect Trump supporters, Steve Bannon, Robert Mercer, are all united in taking down politically, the flakeity flake Jeff Flake.
Yawn. Nothing new happened this past week. Once again the once again once again repeated and repeated. Nothing new.
Big Media headlines of the past week continue to vomit the headlines of wish-casting. “It’s over for Trump!” “Trump in Turmoil!” “Trump voters abandon Trump!” “Trump did something outrageous!”
So what “happened” this past week? Race-baiters in Charlottesville race-baited. President Donald J. Trump told the truth and was attacked by the totalitarian Left. President Donald J. Trump told the truth and Big Media attacked him. President Donald J. Trump told the truth and the Republican establishment attacked President Trump. Muslim terrorists attacked innocents in Barcelona but the “Muslim” component of the headline is removed by Big Media. President Donald J. Trump beat the sh*t out of North Korea. Steve Bannon was fired from the White House and all the news headlines merged into one.
Steven K. Bannon, the swashbuckling former Goldman Sachs banker and press baron of Breitbart news who calls himself “Chief Strategist” of Trump’s historic campaign, is in deep trouble within the Trump White House.
To be clear, I am no fan of National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster whose globalist views and hires are negating the foreign policy the President ran on.
I am one who had publicly defended Bannon from false charges of racism and anti-Semitism yet I have concluded he is a spent force, never being willing to spend his political capital to help his friends and in some cases helping empower the very Globalists he claims to oppose. [snip]
It is more in sadness than in anger that I conclude that Steve Bannon has failed to look out for the Trump constituency, while establishment “never Trumpers ” line up for cushy jobs and prestigious ambassadorships. Not understanding that “personnel is policy”, Bannon refused to fight for any of his allies or those who helped get Trump elected. It’s as if Steve felt the grubby business of patronage was below him.
Self-promotion and ham-handed leaking have hurt Steve badly in the Trump orbit. There is no Karl Rove in Trump-World. Trump is his own man. He is not handled or managed and hates it when subordinates try to do so. He is his own strategist and correctly resents when others take credit for the historic strategy and win, that is really his alone. [snip]
In all fairness, all of the key elements of the message that elected Trump had been chosen and defined by Trump himself long before Mr. Bannon arrived at the Trump campaign for the final weeks of the campaign.
The able Sam Nunberg worked diligently with candidate Trump to help him package his views during the earliest stages of the campaign and Trump road-tested these themes and honed them. He never deviated from these core messages; the dangers of our immigration system and the Wall; the inequities at NATO; our flawed international trade deals that he saw destroying the American job market; the abuses of America by the Chinese, fixing our broken Veteran’s healthcare system; opposition to costly foreign wars where the national interest is not absolutely clear. These were all planks in the Trump platform before Steve showed up. [snip]
It was always Trump’s campaign. [snip]
The Trump State Department has failed to excise the Soros control of a number of U.S. embassies and is currently leaning on the Hungarian government not to impede Soros toppling of that democratically elected government. Bannon delivered the Trump State Department into the hands of the Globalists.
While Bannon chafed with the influence of Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, he would never oppose him frontally and he never even lifted a finger against the appointment of quislings like Dina Habib Powell and Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn.
Bannon failed to push the President to use his most potent rhetorical and political weapon-Term Limits -in his current fight with the Congress. Bannon did nothing to dissuade the President from endorsing Mitch McConnell’s candidate in the Alabama Special Election primary which sent the clear signal to Republicans in Congress that you can thwart the President and there are no consequences.
Bannon has also failed to tell the President about the single most potent weapon he has; FISA Court certification that Obama’s NSA actively, illegally and unconstitutionally spied at least on 30,000 Americans for purposes of political espionage. These indictable offenses and their prosecution is the key to derailing the Deep State coup unfolding before our eyes, yet Bannon never mentioned the FISA ruling to the President.
When Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was a strong and articulate supporter of the President and his criticism of our current Immigration policies, was indicted for civil rights violations of prisoners in his custody the Obama Justice Department made certain he was tried under the wrong statue to deny him a jury trial. The Justice Department illegally monitored the Sheriffs communication with his lawyer as well as improperly communicating directly with the judge during his trial Arpaio’s prosecution is a political hit job and the government’s misconduct in his prosecution are certainly grounds for dismissal by the Trump Justice Department. Steve Bannon never mentioned the case to President who was shocked to learn about Arpaio’s conviction when he didn’t know about his trial. All of Arpaio’s phone calls to Bannon to protest his treatment by the Trump Justice Department went unanswered. [snip]
There is no reason for conservatives to be upset about the coming purge of Steve Bannon. He did a lot to help himself but not much to help us.
We don’t think Steve Bannon is the demon loser Roger Stone paints him out to be. But for us Steve Bannon had to go the moment he gave an interview to The American Prospect:
Contrary to Trump’s threat of fire and fury, Bannon said: “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
At that point Bannon lost us. Steve Bannon mocked President Donald J. Trump and his latest steps to euthanize North Korea and mocked President Trump’s efforts. Good-bye Steve Bannon. As Roger Stone said of President Trump, “He makes his own decisions. He also will make wholesale changes if he thinks things aren’t going well.” Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort, countless others have learned this lesson before.
The bottom line for us is that as an advisor Steve Bannon contributed very little other than the gloss of support from outlets such as Breitbart. We also did not like the obvious leaks from Bannon. President Trump should fire all the leakers at the White House even if they happen to be family. The only leaks that should happen are leaks the President authorizes.
The best thing for President Trump and Steve Bannon is for Steve Bannon to go back to Breitbart and fight the war he never fought inside the White House. All of which he has done or promises to do:
Bannon Says He’s `Going to War for Trump’ After White House Exit
Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon returned to the conservative Breitbart News website on Friday and said he’ll be “going to war” for President Donald Trump, vowing to intensify from the outside the fight he has waged against opponents of his brand of populist conservatism.
“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon said Friday in an interview with Bloomberg News hours after his departure was announced.
Bannon led the evening editorial meeting at Breitbart, where he resumed his role as executive chairman, the website said in a statement.
Steve Bannon was a wasted resource at the White House. Now Bannon can attack the GOP establishment and not look like an agent of the President. We want Bannon to agitate. Bannon now is free and therefore more powerful. Bannon should now focus his fire on McConnell and Ryan, the treacherous two.
Steve Bannon resigned on August 7. This resignation came before the Charlottesville race-baiting.
President Donald J. Trump is not blameless. President Trump must take the full blame for his actions. President Donald J. Trump is to blame for telling the truth. Every time President Donald J. Trump tells the truth he gets in trouble. Keep on telling the truth Mr. President.
Leftist violence hurts the left and any dolt who does not understand that simple equation we refer to some of our previous articles on Chicago 1968 as well as the debates between Martin Luther King and leftist hero Malcolm X who advocated violence. Dr. King chided Malcontent X that the guys with the guns were on the other side. End of story.
The Democratic party, for now a politically powerless bystander, is using its media allies to fight its future battles. The ultimate aim is to disillusion the 2016 Trump voters in the erstwhile “Democratic blue wall” in upcoming elections. The real world political fight as far as the presidency is concerned is in the Electoral College battleground states. The stark truth is that the vast majority of states will nearly always vote the same way in the next election. Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and of course Florida will decide the presidency in 2020.
Add to the many Obama Dimocrats already about to lose their reelection runs to the Senate the potential loss now of Senator Menendez who will soon face trial and will be replaced by a Chris Christie appointment. Add the growing scandals the Obama Dimocrats face regarding the three Muslim brothers protected by House Dimocrats.
Trump voters? Even the L.A. Times in their polls see the evidence that Trump supporters remain Trump supporters. The “polls” will show a dip in Trump support as some Trump supporters “go underground” for safety with their Trump support as the totalitarian leftist hate boils and bubbles. But as in 2016 Trump supporters will be Trump voters in 2018 and 2020.
There is also Barcelona. Another Muslim terror attack on the West. This will drive the vote in 2016 and 2020. The Obama Dimocrats will run on anti-Trump hate and no agenda other than leftist lunacy on social issues. President Trump will run on Make America Great Again in 2020. His greatest ally will be reality and history. Everything old is new again.
It’s over for Trump… again. Again and again President Trump’s opponents reveal new levels of madness as they concoct Rube Goldberg fantasies and inject political hallucinogenics into their already fever mad bloodstreams. The arts of divination is now where the totalitarian left looks to for succor. It’s in the stars where the left looks for astrological portents that herald the fall of Trump.
The totalitarian left abates its breath until August 21, the date of the massive eclipse of the sun and portents of the downfall of a king. But we won’t mock the astrological arts today. However, at the end of this article we do post a warning to the totalitarian left regarding the astrological arts compared to political prognostication.
We can’t mock the astrological arts. Anyone who has read Joseph Campbell understands “The Power of Myth”. We who revere the literary work of William Shakespeare understand the power of myth, providence, and prognostication. From King Lear, Act I Scene II:
GLOUCESTER: These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide, in cities mutinies, in countries discord, in palaces treason, and the bond cracked ’twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction—there’s son against father. The king falls from bias of nature—there’s father against child. We have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves. Find out this villain, Edmund. It shall lose thee nothing. Do it carefully.—And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished, his offense honesty! ‘Tis strange, strange.
EDMUND: This is the excellent foppery of the world that when we are sick in fortune—often the surfeit of our own behavior—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting-on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! My father compounded with my mother under the dragon’s tail and my nativity was under Ursa Major, so that it follows I am rough and lecherous. Fut, I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star in the firmament twinkled on my bastardizing.
In Julius Caesar the portents of the assassination to come on the “Ides of March” are writ large in the stars, in omens, and from seers who warn from the streets. Caesar’s assassin, Brutus, is named throughout the ages and in the Divine Comedy by Dante, along with Judas, as one engaged in the most unpardonable sin – treachery. Mistakenly, and this is but a precursor warning from us to those who fantasize the fall of President Trump, Brutus believes fortune is on his side:
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves
Or lose our ventures.
The totalitarian left believes that like Brutus they are in grace with fortune and men’s eyes. Like Brutus they will find themselves run through and bleeding by the sword of history. Edmund and Edgar deck our analysis with Shakespearean vigor:
EDGAR: How now, brother Edmund? What serious contemplation are you in?
EDMUND: I am thinking, brother, of a prediction I read this other day, what should follow these eclipses.
EDGAR: Do you busy yourself about that?
EDMUND: I promise you, the effects he writes of succeed unhappily — as of unnaturalness between the child and the parent, death, dearth, dissolutions of ancient amities, divisions in state, menaces and maledictions against king and nobles, needless diffidences, banishment of friends, dissipation of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know not what.
How long have you been a sectary astronomical?
In the first part of Henry VI, there is the following reference to comets and their portent:
“Hung ye the heavens with black, yield day to night,
Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars
That have consented to Henry’s death.”
In the same play, Talbot thus addresses his son:
“I did send for thee
To tutor thee in stratagems of war
But O malignant and ill-boding stars
Now thou art come to the feast of death,
A terrible and unavoided danger.”
In All’s Well That Ends Well, Helena and Monsieur Parolles have the following conversation:
Helena. “Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a charitable star.
Parolles. Under Mars, I.
Helena. I especially think under Mars.
Parolles. Why under Mars?
Helena. The wars have so kept you under, that you needs be born under Mars.
Parolles. When he was predominant?
Helena. When he was retrograde, I think, rather.”
The retrogression of a planet, which was said to have an oppressive effect, may also have been alluded to by the King in Hamlet, when he observes, “”It is most retrograde to our desire.”
In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo rebels against the astral destiny of his beloved, when he hears the news of her death:
“Is it even so? Then I defy you stars . . . “
Later, in the tomb, he exclaims:
Will I set up my everlasting rest
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars from this world-wearied flesh.”
Conversely, in The Tempest, Prospero alluding to his lucky star says:
“I find my Zenith doth depend upon
A most auspicious star; whose influence,
If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes
Will ever after droop.”
Shakespeare might have been a skeptic or an adherent of astrology. In any case Shakespeare understood it’s power as a literary device.
The totalitarian left has always proclaimed itself as atheist, without any belief in the power of providence that Abraham Lincoln declared guided his life and presidency:
The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war, it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party; and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.
The totalitarian left likewise mocks astrology – except when it masturbates their fantasies of the fall of Trump. Herewith, the leftist swamp Newsweek:
The Solar Eclipse Could Mean Disaster for Trump, According to Astrologers
Donald Trump’s presidency was written in the stars—at least that’s what astrologers are saying. He was born during a lunar eclipse, they point out, which makes him more susceptible to the power of eclipses. And if eclipses are monumental celestial events with real-world consequences, as astrologers believe, then the rare total solar eclipse happening in August could have major implications for Trump, especially given the growing drama around his administration.
“There’s been a lot of conversation about this eclipse in terms of what’s going on with Donald Trump,” says Wade Caves, an astrological consultant who earlier in July published a 29-page analysis of the coming eclipse. “The astrological world has been completely buzzing with this for quite some time, even more so since Donald Trump was inaugurated.”
On August 21, the solar eclipse will occur as the moon passes between Earth and the sun, casting a shadow about 70 miles wide on the U.S. Total solar eclipses happen every year and a half or so, but this is the first time since 1918 conditions will align so that the shadow will cross the entire continent, in what is called the “path of totality.” It’s also the first eclipse since 1776 whose path falls exclusively in the U.S. [snip]
“Solar eclipses have been interpreted as evil omens by many civilizations because the life-giving sunlight is obscured for a few minutes,” wrote space scientist Duncan Steel in his 2001 book Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon that Changed the Course of History. Steel pointed out that accounts of the death of Jesus Christ have depicted a so-called “Crucifixion eclipse,” and that the ancient Chinese would beat drums and shoot arrows into the sky to ward off what they believed was a dragon devouring the sun. [snip]
“So there’s this symbolism that’s built in with eclipses about…things coming to a close, and in often a very dramatic fashion.”
The August eclipse is not only unique because of its rarity, astrologers claim, but also because the astrological activity associated with it happens to line up with that of the president. The eclipse is occurring in Leo, for instance, which is rising in Trump’s chart. The lion is the symbol for Leo, and thus the sign represents rulers and kings. “At the moment that he was born, certain degrees were activated. This eclipse is activating those same degrees,” Caves says about Trump. When other aspects of the eclipse are taken into account, he adds, “a lot of astrologers are expecting some kind of downfall, some kind of ruin, some kind of difficulty.”
For the leftist delusionist totalitarians the August 21 eclipse portends the fall of Trump. One astrologer maps the stars:
At this moment, she says, the U.S. is in a dramatic period, and “then this eclipse comes along” that “can be expected to spark this frustration and quite possibly set it off.” As she explains it, the moon represents the common people, and the sun represents the leader. Then the moon blocks the sun and “the lights go out.”
The effects of the coming eclipse could take time to show up, according to astrologers’ claims. Caves believes the impact will appear over the next two years because the eclipse will take around two hours to cross the continent (for a solar eclipse, astrologers interpret each hour as a year). The result could be “a loss of a leader in some sense,” he says, whether literal or symbolic. “It seems to me very possible that by this time next year, we’re looking at the reality of Trump not being in office.”
In February, DeLeo-Moolenaar wrote on her blog Archetypal Assets that she finds it significant how the eclipse will involve Uranus, according to astrological charts. That planet, she wrote, “disrupts everything that it touches. It is a lightning bolt from the blue. Serious change in any direction and on a major scale.” And because Uranus “will make close aspects to Mr. Trump’s natal Mars,” she wrote, “this will be a power surge—provoking a crisis of some sort. Whether for good or evil, we can’t know in advance.”
Marjorie Orr, another astrologer, pointed out last November, just four days after the election, that the August eclipse is part of what space scientists know as the Saros series, which has included eclipses in 1909, 1927, 1945, 1963, 1981 and 1999. Orr noted the major political events in those years: the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a period of unrest in Chicago that involved bombings and an attempted assassination of President William Taft. “Usually this series places strains on personal relationships, induces hasty decisions on the basis of false information and is associated with tiredness or health problems,” she wrote. “Certainly this eclipse presages violence in one form or another.”
The astrology blogger Eugene Johnson predicted in April: “This eclipse by itself does not suggest that the U.S. is in immediate peril for war, but it alerts us to be prepared for some kind of significant, perhaps shattering, event here in America.” Johnson noted that the chart for the eclipse will involve Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune. “I can safely say that this eclipse series will mark important developments on the world stage because of the high preponderance of outer planets involved,” he added.
Caves has published perhaps the most thorough analysis. He wrote that the position of the eclipse in relation to the star Al Jabhah traditionally “brings loss and danger,” and that when it involves a military officer—or president—it suggests the possibility of mutiny by soldiers.
Caves singled out certain dates that could prove significant: October 10, November 21, November 26 and December 17 through 19. It’s “possible that there will be a sudden health issue that lands on Trump’s shoulders, pulling him out of the Oval. It’s also quite reasonable to suspect ousting, either through official channels (i.e. impeachment) or a mutiny behind closed doors,” he wrote. “What we can say with reasonable assurance is that these charts, when properly considered, make it difficult to imagine Trump has smooth sailing ahead.”
This totalitarian screed by Newsweek and most of the astrologers cited is not astrology. It is political prognostication. There is no one better at political prognostication than we here at Big Pink and we know this is political nonsense disguised as astrology. That Moolenaar character ends her “astrological” screed with this bit of political nonsense:
No one can tell in advance what will happen. This is the nature of both eclipses and Uranus transits. But for what it’s worth, I’m putting my money on some sort of frenzied, angry, ego-driven communication made by Trump that will seriously disrupt /alter the position of the United States re: its neighbours, Mexico and/or Canada.
That’s leftist political wish-casting bullsh*t from a loon. It’s politics disguised as astrology.
So this influence definitely attacks both the government and US democracy, either by dragging scandals into the open or letting loose hard right-wing fanatics.
Yet another left-wing fanatic posing as an astrologer does not know the difference between the Watergate hearings in Congress and the Army/McCarthy hearings during the Eisenhower years. Yet this idiot dares make his political leanings paramount in his phony astrology:
It seems, from an astrological perspective, that DJT is the ‘man of the hour’ for America; that the karma of the nation has sprung him upon the US at a moment of great need for a leader, but, in what seems to be a cruel trick, the savior has clay feet, maybe clay all the way to the top of his head, and a motor mouth that he cannot seem to control.
This loon who is two rocks short of the moon declares that Secretary of State Tillerson on a visit to the 38th parallel in South Korea appeared in “his manner, words and tone resounding authority and threatening.” No discussion about the totalitarian nature of North Korea and the menace it poses to the world. In his defense, at least this political “astrologer” acknowledges that maybe all this trouble to be seen coming in August might be about North Korea.
And that’s where a lot of these leftist claptrap astrological death forecasts for Trump come down to. They say ‘a leader will die’ then surmise that leader is Trump. Maybe it is Nancy Pelousy with all her scandals about to kiss the dirt. Maybe it is the clearly unhealthy Bill Clinton. Maybe Hillary Clinton will have another seizure. Maybe Barack Obama will choke on his crack pipe. Maybe Chuck Schumer will swallow his tongue. Maybe President Trump is away from the White House not because of heating and air conditioning installations. Perhaps it is to be able to plan a surprise for North Korea in secret, away from leakers? Maybe the swinging star that is about to fall will be on the fat kid in North Korea.
These leftist phony “astrologers” fantasize that President Trump will fall even as every other “it’s over for Trump” fantasy has failed. It’s a cycle of failure for these leftist loons.
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So why do we waste our time on these loons and their incessant “it’s over for Trump” pornography? We do so because there is a valuable lesson for President Trump and his associates to learn from astrology.
At the beginning we stated that we would issue a warning to these anti-Trump fantasists who dream of the fall of Trump on August 21. We’ve seen this play out before you leftist loon wackos. We refer of course to the great astrologer Dr. John Dee.
Dr. John Dee was astrologer to the monarch that ruled England during William Shakespeare’s time. The great Queen Elizabeth that brought in The Golden Age for England in much the same manner as President Trump seeks to “Make America Great Again”, was beset by astrological portents and omens that forecast her demise and the demise of England.
The greatest empire in the world at that time was Spain. Rich Spain with it’s conquests and treasuries full of gold from the Incas and Mayans bristled against protestant England. The Spanish king denuded Spain of its forests in order to build a great armada to attack, invade, and conquer England.
The English Queen, beset by the political establishment of her time, with an empty treasury, and enemies foreign and domestic which attacked her at every turn sought counsel from the celestial orbs. Queen Elizabeth set off to consult her astrologer Dr. John Dee:
Dr. Dee looked not at the stars but at Elizabeth’s face in order to map her fate. His advice to Elizabeth the Queen was to let her wings soar about the winds. Let Elizabeth be Elizabeth.
Dr. Dee forecast “the rise of a great empire, Majesty, and the fall of another”. Which empire would fall and which would rise was not discernable. Elizabeth rallied her people to her star.
All doubt was cast aside. The eagle soared above the waves and the ships of the enemy set afire and sent into the storm.
The lesson to President Trump’s enemies is to beware of political astrology that is nothing but wishes and false Hope and Change.
The lesson to President Trump is to cast out all doubt and doubters. Soar in the mighty wind. Fly over the flames of your enemies. Make America Great Again. Let Trump be Trump.
Update: Think what we write about below is wrong? Wrong. Look at what we suggest President Trump do to congressional exemptions from ObamaCare and the ObamaCare subsidies issue litigated against Barack Obama’s illegal subsidies as determined to be so by the courts. Check out this most important “tweet” from President Donald J. Trump:
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
Ram ObamaCare exactly as written in law down the GOP congressional throat. Ram ObamaCare exactly as written in law down those who enjoy illegal subsidies the courts have struck down but not yet implemented – then watch as they realize ObamaCare is an Obamination. Enforce ObamaCare as written into law and watch the health insurance system collapse. Ram ObamaCare down every Obama Dimocrat’s throat.
As soon as the failure of the ObamaCare repeal vote Friday morning, we thought this was death knell for Reince Priebus.
Reince Priebus had one job. The job was to bring the GOP establishment along to help President Donald J. Trump build the wall, repeal ObamaCare, stop illegal immigration, jobsjobsjobs, tax reform and cuts, invigorate the American economy, Make America Great Again.
With the failure of the ObamaCare repeal in the Senate and the silly House bill supposed to do the same but not really, it became clear to President Trump that his strategy must now change. The Obama Dimocrats and most importantly the GOP establishment want to destroy the President. President Trump no longer has doubts about that. Nor does President Trump apparently hold out any hope that anything but a war against the establishment of both parties is needed.
Hey, he gave it the good ol’ college try. Now President Trump can say he tried to be “nice” but that did not work. So what next?
We described earlier this week what needs to be done to repeal ObamaCare. All that advice still holds true. Please reread what we wrote there about beating the sh*t out of GOP liars that ran for office on ObamaCare repeal but when it came time to vote they did everything they could in private to sink the repeal efforts. We mentioned that President Trump should go to West Virginia to beat the sh*t out of Senator Capito. President Trump did go to West Virginia to address the Boy Scout jamboree. Surprise, surprise, next Thursday President Trump will be back in West Virginia.
Is the ObamaCare repeal dead? Only the most facile silly jaded type of “analysis” would assume so. ObamaCare repeal will proceed as we thought it should, with ObamaCare’s collapse.
We described what needs to be done to repeal ObamaCare. We wrote about the need to let the courts publish a final ruling that would finish off ObamaCare illegal subsidies crookedly dished out by Barack Obama.
How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the “friends and cronies” exemption for Congress
If President Trump wants to fulfill his repeated promise to end ObamaCare, his best course of action is a radical change in tactics that would hit members of Congress where it hurts – in their wallets. The 55-45 vote Wednesday by the Senate rejecting a straight repeal of ObamaCare makes it clear that the president needs to try something new.
With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just like other Americans. [snip]
Back in 2009, when ObamaCare was being debated, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was able to insert a provision requiring all members of Congress and their staffs to get insurance through the ObamaCare health exchanges.
“The more that Congress experiences the laws it passes, the better,” said Grassley.
Although his amendment was watered down to exclude committee staff, it still applies to members of Congress and their personal staffs. Most employment lawyers interpreted that to mean that the taxpayer-funded federal health insurance subsidies dispensed to members of Congress and their personal staffs – which now range from $6,000 to $12,000 a year and cover about 70 percent of the cost of insurance premiums – would have to end.
Democratic and Republican staffers alike were furious, and along with members of Congress applied behind-the-scenes pressure on the White House. During a congressional recess in August 2013, President Obama personally ordered the Office of Personnel Management, which supervises federal employment issues, to interpret the law so as to retain the generous congressional benefits. This overturned the intent of the provision Grassley added to the law.
OPM had previously balked at issuing such a ruling. [snip]
Polls taken by Independent Women’s Voice, a free market group, find that 94 percent of voters think Congress shouldn’t be exempted from the insurance provisions of ObamaCare. Most voters blame both parties equally for the exemption, which means Republicans will also be hurt politically if it stands.
“The president should announce that he is instructing OPM to end the exemption and subsidies for Congress,” IWV president Heather Higgins wrote in Monday’s Wall Street Journal.
”If the president does this, he’d have huge negotiating leverage. He would align the interests of the ruling class with those of his voters, forcing Congress to act. He might even get some Democratic votes.”
Wait until congress goes on another vacation to do this so when these congresscreatures complain they will be disciplined by voters. Better yet, announce this change at a rally in Arizona so that John McCain and his fellow NeverTrumper Jeff the Flake can get the full impact of the announcement.
President Donald Trump on Friday removed his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and tapped Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for the job.
The stunning shakeup is the latest chapter in the West Wing drama that has unfolded publicly in recent days. White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci attacked Preibus in profane terms in an interview published Thursday, and pledged to crack down on leaks that he suspected had come from Priebus.
But what may have ultimately doomed Priebus is the failure of congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare.
Preibus, former chairman of the Republican National Committee during last year’s presidential campaign, led the White House effort to get that done on Capitol Hill, and his fate was largely tied to the success of undoing Obamacare, a source close to the White House told NBC News.
“He failed,” the source said.
The Republican failure to undo the Affordable Care Act — one of Trump’s central campaign promises — was the “final straw” for Priebus, another person close to the administration told NBC.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has done a magnificent job. President Trump wants results and General John Kelly produced results. A clue for all other cabinet officials is the fate of Priebus and the elevation of John Kelly.
Kelly, who starts his new job on Monday, is a retired four-star Marine general whom Trump frequently credits for dramatically reducing the number of undocumented immigrants coming into the U.S. from Mexico. He called Kelly “a true star” in a tweet announcing his appointment as chief of staff.
Trump has placed a disciplined and respected military leader to head what is one of the most important jobs in the White House. The chief of staff typically serves as the gatekeeper to the president and plays a large role in staffing and policy decisions in the West Wing.
But Kelly’s appointment may also reflect the president’s deep concerns over White House leaks. In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press” in May, Kelly said leaking intelligence information is “darn close to treason.”
Trump gushed over Kelly’s record at an event in New York on Friday afternoon.
“I want to congratulate John Kelly, who has done an incredible job of Secretary of Homeland Security. Incredible. One of our real stars. Truly, one of our stars. John Kelly is one of our great stars,” the president said.
Trump also tweeted at Priebus to thank him for his service.
We do have one complaint about this all.
We don’t mind the very public “game of thrones” “house of cards” displays of internal jockeying for position and power. We prefer this public throat cutting politics because it is better than the behind tapestries backstabbing so often practiced by public officials who then pretend they are such sweet gentle folk. Humiliating? The pundits and NeverTrumpers (ahem, Krauthammer) who wail about the “unseemly” displays of public hate and humiliation have forgotten JFK having aides watch him penetrate young women at the White House swimming pool or LBJ having discussions with public officials while he sat on the toilet seat emptying his bowels.
We think it is good for everyone who votes to see what goes on in the White House and how tough the people in these positions are. Wipe away the delusions of unicorns and fairy dust.
Our complaint is about John Kelly. Who will replace him at Homeland Security on a permanent basis?
Alright, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT ABOUT EVERYTHING BELOW. We don’t want you to wake up the totalitarian left to anything we write here. Plus – We’ve got answers for you on why President Donald J. Trump is upping his push on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to quit – and answers on the Senate repeal ObamaCare vote. As a special bonus we will have a good laugh at “The Better Deal” of Obama Dimocrats which is related to all this and everything we have written since 2007.
First, hold on a few minutes while we once again gloat.
On May 5 of this year, while everyone else was moaning and groaning about the horrible Big Media news coverage of Russia, Kushner, Manafort, Sessions, etc. and forecasts of Trump impeachment or irrelevance, and disaster for the GOP and Trump in 2018 and 2020, we made our own prediction contrary to all that blather. We predicted a Trump reelection victory in 2020 and a GOP victory in the congressional elections of 2018:
It’s not to early for us to declare that President Donald J. Trump will be reelected in 2020. We already know his officially trademarked campaign slogan for 2020. [snip]
Obama Dimocrats will make it much easier for President Trump to be reelected. Obama Dimocrats will run on “time for a change” in 2018 and 2020. The screams and howls of “time for a change” from Obama Dimocrats will doom them and reelect President Trump. Why? How? [snip]
It will be the Kooks versus the “normals” in the Dimocrat primaries and the Kooks will win every time. [snip]
By the time the general elections in 2018 roll in, the “normals” that have been duped into running as Obama Dimocrats in the primaries will be aborted. The new “normals” in the general election will be Republicans who will run against the Obama full tilt Kooks that won their primaries.
Yup! Years before the 2016 elections came we predicted the 2016 elections would be a change election and that if Hillary Clinton wanted to win she had to be the candidate of change. Hillary ignored us and Hillary failed. In 2020 the election will be a “stay the course” election. President Trump will be reelected.
Let’s get to the news. We’ve already explained how much we like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and why he is such a great disappointment that needs to go. We haven’t explained why President Trump continues to schlong the AG.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
Um, recess appointment. Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to resign early in August so that when the congress goes on the latest of their many vacations President Trump can recess appoint a new Attorney General that will fiercely attempt to stop leaks from all the federal employees doing Obama’s bidding.
The U.S. Senate has a lot to do for the remainder of this year (and can barely get the minimum done) so we hope President Trump recess appoints hundreds, if not thousands of appointees.
That explanation out of the way let’s deal with why the GOP wins in 2018.
Failure? Trump is beating Democrats left and right
Democrats are handing President Trump a big fat “F” for his six months in office, but in this case the “F” may stand for frustration.
No matter what you think of Trump’s policies or personality, he has beaten Democrats on every angle.
The stock market is up. Unemployment is down.
And Trump has gotten nearly every nominee he wanted, including Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, which was absolutely critical to fulfilling the Republican agenda.
Even his inability to repeal Obamacare has turned into a backhanded win for Trump, if for no other reason than that it’s freed him from having to come up with a workable alternative, which he clearly does not have.
Like it or not, he’s doing what his supporters wanted him to do: make a lot of noise, hit the brakes on the Democratic agenda and keep them entertained.
Willie Brown wrote that before the Senate voted to proceed with ObamaCare repeal and replace. Perhaps ObamaCare repeal and replace will really happen after all.
But Willie Brown’s analysis is “entertainment”. The real evidence of a GOP win in 2018 is particularly staggering because it comes from one of the most respected Democrat pollsters.
Big Media wants to continue the misinformation campaign against President Trump alive. That’s why Big Media has ignored the polls that matter. Our comments section already discussed the Reuters poll that twisted the results to make it appear as if President Trump is losing support amongst Trump supporters:
In May, 82 percent of Trump voters said they would vote for him again. In July, that number jumped to 88 percent.
Reuters continues to distort data to publish headlines which attack President Trump. That’s the tactic Big Media employed in 2016. That the tactic Big Media failed with and which made Donald J. Trump president in 2016.
Why does Big Media continue to distort data and lie? Big Media understands that it is imperative to separate President Trump from Trump supporters. Only by convincing Trump supporters to abandon President Trump can the left win. As we wrote in June:
If Trump voters stick with President Trump then the GOP leadership has to stick with President Trump and the 2016 elections are a rerun. Obama Dimocrats can’t get the voters they disparage daily.
That’s the point. If Trump voters stick with Trump, Trump wins in 2020 and the GOP wins in 2018 (as long as the GOP sticks with President Trump).
But the key point is one we have written about repeatedly in our long running series “Mistake In ’08“. In Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy Coalition series of articles and in the “Mistake In ’08” series we explained that the Democratic Party of FDR committed suicide when they traded the winning FDR coalition of voters for the losers of the Obama “coalition of the ascendant”.
New study projects stunning drop in 2018 millennial voter turnout in battleground states
The 2016 presidential election — and its outcome — may have given plenty of Americans a new sense of urgency when it comes to civics.
But a new study projects that 40 million Americans who voted last year will likely not show up at the polls for the 2018 midterms — and that two-thirds of those “drop-off” voters will be millennials, unmarried women and people of color.
The report, just out from the Voter Participation Center and Lake Research Partners, “Comparing the Voting Electorate in 2012-2016 and Predicting 2018 Drop-off,” notes that many of those expected not to cast a ballot next year live in key battleground states like Arizona, Nevada, Florida and Ohio.
“Everybody declines in their turnout in off-year elections. But the decline is much, much more dramatic among the ‘Rising American Electorate,’” Democratic strategist and pollster Celinda Lake said in a Thursday conference call about the findings.
According to the report produced for the nonprofit Voter Participation Center, which works to increase civic engagement, “35.1% of those who voted in 2016, or 25.4 million RAE voters, will stay home” in 2018. By comparison, “The predicted drop-off among non-RAE voters is only 22.1%, or 14.4 million voters.”
The study defines the “Rising American Electorate” as unmarried women, millennials ages 18 to 34, African-Americans, Latinos and other people of color as defined by the U.S. Census.
The totalitarian leftist kooks will be as surprised in 2018/2020 as they were late into the evening of election night 2016.
Get it? The Obama coalition of the “ascendant”, what the left has rebranded as the “Rising American Electorate”, is a coalition more suited for the network suits who seek viewers for their situation comedies. We wrote long ago that it was monumentally stupid to trade the FDR coalition of seniors and other voters who vote in every election for the whimsical types who vote for clowns like Obama.
The lunatic left convinced the Democratic Party in 2007/2008 to go with this new riff-raff RAE. As in 2010 the GOP is poised for a big victory in 2018 because of this grave miscalculation and stupid trade-off of voters. The GOP got reliable seniors and white working class voters while the Dims got goofballs and lunatics who burn cars and riot but don’t vote. Some trade huh?
Into the sh*t the Obama Dimocrats shat in 2007/2008 steps Chuck Schumer and the Obama Dimocrat Party with a new slogan. “A Better Deal” is supposed to be a harkening to FDR’s “New Deal”. “A Better Deal” is supposed to be a way to woo white working class voters lost to the GOP. But “A Better Deal” is a broken down rented mule.
Tucker Carlson zoomed in on the weakness of “A Better Deal” as a slogan the Obama Dimocrats don’t believe in:
In a follow-up interview with a congressional Obama Dimocrat Tucker Carlson asked about illegal immigration. Because illegal immigration brings down working class wages, will “A Better Deal” mean the Obama Dimocrats will now care more about American workers than illegal immigrants, asked Carlson. The Obama Dimocrat persisted to defend illegal immigration which means “A Better Deal” is a lie to lure the stupid.
But what about the centrist Democrats? What do they have to say? Well, not much. That was Hillary’s dilemma. Yes, she was about as charismatic as yesterday’s sushi, but even if she wasn’t, what could she say? Promise more things to black people? She already had their vote, more or less.
This reliance on reactionary identity politics is the root of the Democrats’ problem — a Faustian bargain that like all such agreements turns out badly in the end. LBJ’s original plan may have worked for the party (until now) but it has been a disaster for African-Americans whose communities and family life have been hurt significantly rather than helped.
Yet the Democrats cling to this cultivation of individual groups as if it were their only policy. Not surprisingly, these groups are finding themselves in conflict with each other, spelling problems for the Dems who have no way of reconciling the complaints of each. (The ludicrous construct of “intersectionality” has appeared because of this.)
“When you lose elections, as we did in 2014 and 2016, you don’t flinch, you don’t blink. You look in the mirror and ask what did we do wrong?” said Chuck Schumer, flanked on stage by nine other Democratic congressional leaders. “The number one thing we did wrong was not to present a strong, bold economic agenda to working Americans so they’re hope for the future might return.”
Chuck Schumer has been much remarked upon, even praised in many quarters, for stating the obvious — that Hillary Clinton should stop blaming the sun, moon, and stars, and, of course, Russia for her demise and look to herself for her failure to win the presidency. She was a wretched candidate with no obvious reason for running. Indeed, the WikiLeaks from her campaign operatives are rife with emails searching for some justification for her candidacy other than gender.
Hillary Clinton failed in 2008 and 2016 because she did not want to fight against Barack Obama and his coalition of kooks in the same way Bill Clinton fought the kooks in 1992. We predicted all of what has happened. The Obama Coalition was the death certificate of the Democratic Party.
The future now belongs to President Trump. At a boy scouts “jamboree” over 40,000 scouts cheered the future:
Want to know why Senator Capito voted “yes” on healthcare today. Look at that crowd in her home state of West Virginia. We suggested that to pass today’s health care vote President Trump should go to West Virginia and he did and it did.
Later on Tuesday, to pressure Senator Portman for future ObamaCare repeal votes, it’s Ohio time. President Trump flew to Youngstown Ohio, to show the young what a Real Better Deal is.
The GOP #RepealObamaCare battle is not a battle between moderates and conservatives. It is a battle between liars who voted to #RepealObamaCare when they knew Obama would veto such a law, and those who refuse to lie to the American people regarding #RepealObamaCare.
Likewise the resignation of Sean Spicer as a protest against the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director and the public rebuke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump are attempts by President Trump to keep his campaign promises.
Further, the Spicer, Sessions, Scaramucci, news and moves are intricately tied to the #RepealObamaCare strategy of President Donald J. Trump.
Let’s look at the Jeff Sessions schlonging by President Trump first. We like Jeff Sessions and think he was an integral part of the President Trump election in 2016 as well as a bright hope for the present and future. But first and foremost Attorney General Jeff Sessions has to do his job.
President Trump appointed Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General. But all along, as Jeff Sessions explained to congress, he knew he had to recuse himself from any Russia investigation because, according to Jeff Sessions himself, the reason he recused himself from doing all of his job was because he was a campaign official for Trump2016:
“I have decided to recuse myself from any present or future investigations of any matter relating in any way to the campaign of the president of the United States,” Sessions told reporters at the Justice Department.
He added that his announcement “should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation.”
The attorney general said he made his decision about recusal after his staff recommended that he step away from any investigation related to the Trump campaign, since he had been involved in the campaign.
Those like us who like Attorney General Jeff Sessions need to understand that his reasons for recusal were well known to him, or should have been known, before he took the job of Attorney General:
“My staff recommended recusal,” he said. “They said that since I had involvement with the campaign, I should not be involved in any campaign investigation. I have studied the rules and considered their comments and evaluation. I believe those recommendations are right and just.”
In a statement following his remarks, Sessions noted that his recusal goes for “any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaign for president of the United States.”
“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself?” Trump said.
Sessions said he promised at his confirmation that he would recuse himself if his “impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” He said he stepped back from the investigation because it probed a campaign he was involved with.
The Jeff Sessions recusal has ramifications beyond the Russia nonsense. We want a bunch of special prosecutors appointed, but Jeff Sessions’ recusal means we won’t get them unless he resigns. Right now we need a special prosecutor to investigate leaks coming from the Deep State and that includes the Justice Department. We need a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecutor. But, recusal means no one getting that job done. Special Counsel Mueller must be put on a leash but because of recusal Mueller will do as he pleases and continue his witch hunt of the president.
Much that needs to be done by the Justice Department is not getting done because of Jeff Sessions’ recusal. Attorney General Sessions is doing fine on some issues but he is not fully engaged in pushing the Trump Agenda because Sessions recused himself from many issues that go back to campaign promises made by now President Trump. Between personal loyalties and people we like we will always choose to promote the agenda the American voters voted for. Jeff Sessions (and Deputy Rosenstein) need to consider removing themselves and sparing the president the task.
President Donald J. Trump wants the Justice Department to move rapidly to implement his agenda and that is why he built a fire under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The AG must either build a fire to get his department moving forward or he will burn.
As to the Sean Spicer resignation and the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci this too is President Donald J. Trump demanding action by taking action. Spicer wanted the job and left when Scaramucci got the job. Those who recall the presidential campaign will recall that President Trump will chop heads when heads need to be chopped. That’s why the President has also reorganized his legal team which now consists of Ty Cobb, Jay Sekulow, and John Dowd.
Recall the last time Anthony Scaramucci was in the headlines. CNN made accusations against him. Scaramucci threatened CNN with lawsuits. CNN ran from the fight and fired top propagandists from the network. In brief, Scaramucci fights tough and President Trump wants fighters:
Three CNN staffers have resigned following the publication and subsequent retraction of a story linking a Trump transition team member to the Russia-related investigations.
Big Media won’t understand any of this. What we see is President Trump ready, willing, and able to fight. And that’s how you win the battle to #RepealObamaCare.
How to win the #RepealObamaCare fight? Um, fight, declare war!
President Donald J. Trump will rally his supporters in Ohio this week. This is a way to force Ohio Senator Portman to vote to #RepealObamaCare now, in the same way Portman voted in 2015 (when he knew Obama would veto) to #RepealObamaCare:
Senator Portman is a liar if he does not vote in 2017, like he did in 2015, to #RepealObamaCare! That’s the message President Trump, Scaramucci and his team, must push forward.
President Donald J. Trump should go to Nevada and West Virginia to campaign to #RepealObamaCare and against the liar senators from those states. Those two senators are liars that need to be called out. President Trump can be particularly effective in both states. In Nevada, Senator Heller is up for election this year. Senator Heller can be called a “liar” if he votes to not #RepealObamaCare. Senator Heller should also be primaried and defeated.
President Donald J. Trump has already made the threat against go to Hell Heller:
Liar Heller of Nevada was for #RepealObamaCare before he was against it:
Expose liar Dean Heller and send him to electoral Hell, Mr. President.
Senator Lisa Murkowski is a liar too:
Senator Capito is up for election when President Trump is up for reelection in 2020. Senator Capito must also be made to realize that she represents a state that voted by over 40 points for President Trump. President Trump should go to West Virginia and call Senator Capito a liar because she ran for election to #RepealObamaCare, but now is against #RepealObamaCare:
Run liar Capito’s ads against ObamaCare against her in West Virginia Mr. President. Senator Capito is a liar!
At the same meeting in which President Trump reminded Dean Heller about next year’s election, President Trump also discussed the illegal Barack Obama subsides for ObamaCare. President Trump has thus far not pulled the pin on this grenade but he has that weapon as a Trump card. Any Senator that does not vote to #RepealObamaCare must be held to account and the President can blame them for the collapse of illegal ObamaCare subsidies. We’ve written about the illegal ObamaCare subsidies before and cited news reports to explain this grenade:
House Republicans also sued and won an initial ruling over the Obama administration’s payments to subsidize health care costs such as co-pays and deductibles for Obamacare enrollees under a certain income level. A federal court agreed the funds were illegally appropriated; the Obama administration appealed that decision. But Trump could discontinue the appeal, and hold that over Democrats in negotiations to replace the law: If he chooses to discontinue those payments, health insurers — which would be on the hook for those payments even if the government funding dried up — would probably flee the markets or jack up prices next year. Millions of ACA customers would likely see their premiums spike and their plans become unaffordable.
“If Trump were to stop the cost-sharing payments, he could send the individual insurance markets into an immediate tailspin,” says Bagley. “It would be an extraordinary hit.”
President Donald J. Trump has a lot of grenades to throw at liars such as Heller and Capito and a lot of Trump cards up his sleeve. If President Trump wants to destroy ObamaCare all he has to do is implement ObamaCare as written and blame the Obama Dimocrats and GOP senators who refuse to #RepealObamaCare.
President Donald J. Trump should also warn the country about government control of healthcare. All President Trump has to do is retell the saga of Charlie Gard and the British run healthcare dictatorship that refuses the parents of Charlie Gard from taking their child for medical treatment at their expense outside of Britain’s dictatorial hospital establishment.
Conservative group warns of primaries for those who don’t back ObamaCare repeal
A top conservative group is threatening primary challenges to senators who vote against a repeal of ObamaCare after Senate Republicans failed to coalesce around a replacement plan.
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who now serves as the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, drew the line in the sand on Tuesday, soon after reports surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to hold a repeal vote even though it’s already clear he doesn’t have the votes to pass it.
“Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare for years and now with President Trump in the White House, there is no excuse for them to break their promise,” Cuccinelli said.
“Working with the grassroots across the country, we will seek to identify, recruit, and fund conservative challengers against Republican senators who vote against repeal. If they won’t keep their word and if they can’t find the courage to repeal a liberal takeover of our health care system that has hurt so many American families, they should be replaced by someone who will.”
Any and all Republicans who have lied to the American people about their willingness to #RepealObamaCare must be held to account.
Update: Need more reasons for Shiva Ayyadurai and other pro-Trump reinforcements to go fight against the Swamp in the Swamp? Monday night big red letters on DrudgeReport headlined the news that the ObamaCare repeal and replace died a pathetic death. Um, good riddance.
It took the defection of two more GOP senators (Mike Lee, Jerry Moran) to make it clear to all that the Mitch McConnell/Paul Ryan schemes to pretend to repeal had succeeded to fail. The most unproductive congress in 164 years just hit Ryan bottom.
Are we sad, frustrated, giving up, or otherwise unhappy? Nope. We won’t mope. We’re actually kinda happy. The McConnell/Ryan pretend-to-repeal-and-don’t-really-replace legislative mess heralds what we always thought was the common sense proposal: Repeal ObamaCare first and foremost.
The McConnell/Ryan proposals were a big lie: Johnson’s grievance is with McConnell, who he claims assured senior GOP figures last week that Medicaid cuts planned by the legislation would ‘never happen’ because they were slated to come far in the future.
President Trump is now on board with what we advocated from the first: let ObamaCare collapse then force GOP do-nothings and the Obama Dimocrats to face political death. ‘More Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!’ he predicted. Mitch McConnell is now forced, and has agreed, to a repeal ObamaCare bill.
In 2015 the GOP House and Senate passed a bill to repeal ObamaCare which Obama vetoed. It will be illuminating to watch as the very senators and congressmen that voted for ObamaCare repeal in 2015 knowing Obama would veto any such law argue in 2017 that they cannot vote for the very same repeal in 2017 because President Donald J. Trump will sign such a law. This will be the best test on who must be culled from the herd.
If GOP senators and congressmen vote against ObamaCare repeal because now they know President Trump will sign such a law they need to be culled from the ranks of government workers via a primary challenge against them. Bring in Shiva!
In politics, don’t ever give up or get frustrated. There are many ways to get to your goals. Angry at the Obama Dims? Disgusted with the Republican do-nothing establishment that hates President Donald J. Trump? Don’t mope. Fight, fight, fight.
How to fight? Send President Donald J. Trump reinforcements. We mean reinforcements to help – not more GOP establishment blowhards that are “fake pro-Trump” and really hate President Trump and his agenda. So who? Who? Who?
Shiva Ayyadurai in Massachusetts is a strong President Donald J. Trump supporter. Shiva Ayyadurai also knows how to fight.
Shiva Ayyadurai is also further proof of the changes in the GOP since Obama destroyed the Democratic Party of FDR and turned it into a leftist lunacy. Soon after the November 2008 elections, before the 2010 election wipeout for Obama Dimocrats we noted that the GOP was increasingly the party of diversity. We noted how the GOP, unlike the Obama Dimocrats, had male and female Latino governors (Sandoval in Nevada and Susanna Martinez in New Mexico), Governors Nikki Haley in South Carolina and Bobby Jindal in Louisiana both of Indian subcontinent heritage, Latino Senators Cruz and Rubio, women senators along with black congressmen and a senator. It was all part of the monumental Mistake in ’08:
The obvious mistake that the massive “creative class” brains made when they created the Obama monster in a Chicago laboratory was that Republicans would remain static in their strategies and candidates. The stupidity was to think that Republicans would go to sleep and stick to an outdated playbook. Strategists such as Teixeira managed to persuade the gullible “leadership” that even though White Americans would remain a potent electoral force these White Americans could be ignored if they were “lunch bucket Joe and Jane”. In other words, the White Working Class would be ignored and instead wealthy white liberals and their kids would be the only ones invited to participate in the New America.
Warren takes early salvo from GOP hopeful: ‘A real Indian can defeat a fake Indian’
Mumbai-born entrepreneur: ‘I sent her a DNA test kit for her birthday’
Well that line of attack certainly is an eye opener! But can the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts be replicated in 2018? The polls look bad for Pocahontas so yeah. But who is this Shiva guy?
Entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai has thrown down a rhetorical gauntlet to critics of his plan to unseat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018: “Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.”
Fox Business Network invited Cambridge’s start-up king on air Wednesday to discuss his realization of the American dream as an immigrant in 1970. Mr. Ayyadurai said that in addition to his seven successful companies and multiple degrees from MIT, his resume is poised to include the role of U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
“I’m looking forward to going against Warren,” Mr. Ayyadurai said. “I know how these elites work. I know I can defeat her.”
The tech-minded businessman, who holds a 1982 federal copyright called EMAIL, added that he was looking forward to the State Convention in April 2018 and the Republican primary election in September.
“In Massachusetts, 46 percent of Democrats have said that Elizabeth Warren should not run,” Mr. Ayyadurai added. “So there’s a significant opportunity here. For me, defeating Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts is driving a bigger blow to these institutions of power right in the belly of the beast.”
But the Mumbai-born entrepreneur (his family moved to the U.S. when he was seven) also went for the conservative punchline regarding Ms. Warren.
“I think only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian. I sent her a DNA test kit for her birthday and I was very sad she returned it. That’s the issue of a real Indian and a fake Indian, the truth, because there is a woman who actually checked off the box that she is Native American.”
Ms. Warren faced scrutiny in 2012 over disputed claims that she possesses Native American ancestry. She has been mocked by critics as “Pocahontas” and “Fauxcahontas.”
“I think it’s going to be a historic campaign. I think it’s going to reveal a lot of very, very important contradictions that are important for the American public to hear,” Mr. Ayyadurai said.
In Hinduism the god Shiva is one of the major deities. Shiva is the “destroyer and transformer” in Hinduism. Massachusetts might get a shiver from Shiva Ayyadurai and a political destroyer and transformer.
Shiva Ayyadurai is a strong supporter of President Donald J. Trump. Take a look. Send him a few dollars. Check out his website and fight #FakeIndian Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren. Check out Shiva Ayyadurai’s appearance with the tickled pink Stuart Varney:
According to a new WBUR poll of 508 Massachusetts voters, only 44 percent believe the Democratic firebrand, known for her outspoken critiques of President Donald Trump, “deserves reelection,” while 46 percent say voters should “give someone else a chance.”
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President Donald J. Trump’s main goal is to Make America Great Again. To know how to Make America Great Again we have to understand where and when things went wrong. Bob Woodson of the Woodson Center recalls the civil rights battles of the 1960s and understands how the positive changes of those days have been turned into horror by obaminations such as Black Lives Matter. Here’s Bob Woodson on the Tucker Carlson show:
Black Lives Matter is part of a hypocritical race grievance industry, says Woodson. Inclusion not separation is what Woodson advocates. Black Lives Matter has “hijacked the movement”. The high black poverty rates of today is not a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Liberal academics made welfare a killer of the black community. The black family has been destroyed by liberal policies. Tell it brother!
Today President Trump begins his three week “made in America” focus on American jobs. President Trump will not only liberate the West. President Trump intends to Make America Great Again. President Trump needs everyone’s help to get the job done. President Trump needs the Bob Woodson and the Shiva Ayyadurai types as well as us to get the job of getting jobs done.
The best thing that can be “made in America” is to Make America Great Again.
We’re hiding under our pink covered beds. If you’re not hiding like us, you are in trouble. We’ll explain why we should all be hiding at the end of this article even as we munch on and savor our deep dark Belgian chocolates and sip some Champagne.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.
The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours being cleared by courts.
The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall.
The lower courts and their orders that overturned Constitutional government are the big losers on this one – right alongside their jihadist Muslim terrorist brethren. Trump wins bigly.
The Supreme Court will hear the case sometime in the fall, long after the Trump travel ban has expired. We fully expect that with this UNANIMOUS Supreme Court decision President Trump will win again (and again, and again) on immigration issues. Make America Safe Again!
The now-deleted story, by investigative reporter Thomas Frank, was published Thursday and cited a single, unnamed source who claimed that the Senate Intelligence Committee was looking into a “$10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team four days before Trump’s inauguration.”
But by Friday evening, the story had vanished from CNN’s website. It was not immediately clear when the story was removed, but a tweet linking to the story, from CNN’s Politics account, was also deleted sometime Friday evening.
A source close to the network, who requested anonymity to discuss the matter, told BuzzFeed News earlier that the story was a “massive, massive [f***] up and people will be disciplined.” The person said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and the head of the company’s human resources department are “directly involved” in an internal investigation examining how the story was handled.
Giggly bigly! Trump hating CNN gets schlonged and the Trump hating lowlifes at Buzzfeed are the ones that report President Trump’s bigly win!
In wake of story retraction, CNNMoney exec editor sends memo to staff mandating all "Russia-related content" must be cleared by him or VP pic.twitter.com/2Y6QMZj1h5
Ha! We’re under our beds giggling, munching those deep dark Belgian chocolates, and gulping down some of that Champs.
Big Media is not alone as President Trump schlongs them. President Trump is now, get this, schlonging that fey loser Barack Obama – ON RUSSIA!!!!
The Trump hating, Bezos owned, Obama lovin’ Washington Post provided President Trump the opportunity to schlong and schlong again. The Post reported on Friday that Barack Obama “choked” (that’s a Trump word) in his response to the Russian alleged interference in the 2016 elections. So now President Trump, alleges “COLLUSION” by Barack Obama with Russia:
The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..
That’s a double schlong! President Trump not only turns the tables on the Big Media “collusion” narrative. President Trump declares that Obama purposefully “colluded” “obstructed”. Yeah, that Obama promise to the Russians, secretly captured by a hot microphone, that after the 2012 elections Obama would be more “flexible” (like a long time whore advertising the many positions his flexible body can contort into) fits right into the President Trump’s counterattack of today.
All this winning is why we’re hiding under our beds.
You should be hiding under your bed too (survival hint: take some dark Belgian chocolates and Champagne with you).
Consider this as to why you, like us, should be hiding under your beds: In our Hiroshima/Nagasaki article, we explained that the totalitarian left will never stop madly crazy attacking President Trump until their Hiroshima/Nagasaki moment arrives (which will be after the next elections at the earliest). In “Seven Days In June” we explained that the hysterical hair-on-fire naked fury crackpot all out frenzied leftist hatefest and lunatic asylum craziness against President Trump has not reached peak madness.
We are now concerned, and hiding under our beds, because it is very possible that we are about to witness full all out beyond description total insanity total hatred total zombie walking dead eat your intestines chew on your brains gouge out your eyes furious crackpot cray-cray! Yeah, Justice Antony Kennedy might retire this summer.
If Kennedy leaves, the totalitarian left will leave us all speechless and unable to describe with any measure, the level of their madness.
Hide under your beds. As the Trump victories pile up, the totalitarian left is about to explore the outer limits of madness. Hide. Bed. Chocolates. Champagne.
Update II: The consequences of the brilliant Trump win in GA6 continue to be felt. First, there are calls from Obama Dimocrats for Nancy Pelosi to leave the Obama Dimocrats’ House leadership top spot. As is usual, President Trump feigns tears and declares he wants Pelousy to stay as the face of the Obama Dimocrat Party. “It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did.”
Such is the devastation felt by Obama Dimocrats from the GA6 loss to Karen Handel/Trump that they have exhumed the carcass of Barack Obama. Yup, the kiss of death is back to remove more Obama Dimocrats out of careers in politics. Why anyone thinks Barack Obama will be of any help to win any seat is mystifying. Unlike President Trump who has the golden Midas touch, as every candidate he supports wins, Barack Obama has a record of Midas touch in reverse and every candidate Obama supports turns to sh*t (we warned Hillary about this but she would not listen to intelligent advice). In 2009 Obama campaigned against Scott Brown, Chris Christie, and Bob McDonald.
The GA6 Trump victory has also unhinged Hollyweird has-been stars. Faded actor Johnny Depp continued down the path of assassination threats against President Trump. That’s all these weirdos have left. The left only has weirdos and assassination threats left to salve their GA6 wound. Depp reminded an overseas audience that an actor shot a president and it’s about time for a repeat performance. Depp continues in the jihad of Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Mickey Rourke, Larry Wilmore, George Lopez, Marilyn Manson, Mad-donna, Robert De Niro, the NY Public Theater, and Moby.
These weirdoes don’t understand that the “normals” are repulsed by them and therefore run to the ballot box to vote in support of President Trump. Keep up the Get Out The Vote efforts on behalf of Trump, dumbasses.
Golden Midas touch President Trump will continue to win, as he did in GA6, which drives his enemies into madness.
Update: Trump. Iowa. Rally. Does President Trump go after North Korea for their vile murder of Otto Warmbier? Does President Trump remind America of the leftist thug that shot GOP congressmen at a baseball practice? Does President Trump gloat over GA6? Does President Trump focus on tech and the federal government (and point out that the reason so much federal government tech is out of date by decades is that federal bureaucrats don’t like up to date computer software is because the bureaucrats make themselves indispensable and protect their jobs when only they understand the out of date mess they manage)? We think President Trump should imitate or update Jackie Gleason “how sweeeeeet it is!”
The cheers at the Karen Handel victory party thundered “Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump”.
Yeah, it was Trump who dun-did it. Trump won the Georgia 6 district in 2016 with a trim and slim 1.5 percent. Handel again won the district despite all the Big Media/Obama Dimocrat crap polls, projections, pundits, and wishcasting. So much for the “It’s over for Trump tripe.”
Why? Why did Obama Dimocrats flush over $30 million in the Handel v. Tossoff race? It wasn’t stupidity. It was a calculation. Obama Dimocrats figured they couldn’t lose.
The Georgia 6th district race was not about the not very good candidate Karen Handel. Obama Dimocrats didn’t even really care about the voters of the Georgia 6th. Their candidate did not even live in the district. Their candidate ran in the primary by declaring “Make Trump Furious”. In the general election the Obama Dimocrat candidate ran almost as a Trump supporter in order to get votes. The Obama Dimocrats had bigger fish to fry other than the voters they despise.
The Obama Dimocrats targeted their $31 million terror campaign against the RINOs and the WHINOs.
The goal of the Obama Dimocrats was to separate President Trump from the GOP RINOs and whiners. The GOP RINOs and whiners (hereinafter WHINOs) wanted an excuse to run away from President Trump. The Obama Dimocrats know that the GOP establishment would like an excuse to run away from President Trump. So, the Obama Dimocrats calculated that if they spent tens of millions to defeat President Trump in a district he barely won, the GOP RINOs and WHINOs would stampede away from President Trump in pretend fear of losing their elections.
Obama Dimocrats did not count on President Trump trumping. Obama Dimocrats thought that President Trump would avoid mention of the GA6 race because President Trump would never want to get involved in a race that had everything against him. Obama Dimocrats had tens of millions, a young male candidate to attack a not so young woman, enthusiasm from the Obama Dimocrat left as well as the Bernie Sanders Socialist left, and Big Media and the rest of the party were all in to defeat the hapless Karen Handel who barely came in first in the crowded GOP primary.
Then, Trump tweeted and triumphed.
Once Again, against the polls, Big Media, the GOP establishment, the Deep State, the Obama Dimocrat big dollar donors, leftist thugs, assassins, pajama boys, NeverTrumpers, and everyone who did not vote for candidate Trump in November 2016 – Trump triumphed.
Lessons? This election was essentially meaningless. The goal was to separate the GOP leadership, RINOs and WHINOs from President Trump and that has once again failed because Trump voters love to Trump! Trump! Trump! The only lasting lesson from this election we can think of is one we wrote about years ago.
All that “misogyny” talk? The Obama Dimocrats ran a “male” pajama boi against a woman yet again. The misogynists continue to run men against women in the Obama Dimocrat party.
The big lesson for Obama Dimocrats is that if they can’t win in a district with lots of “high education” voters that don’t love President Trump even after they spend tens of millions of dollars to get a victory, they won’t win. As we are fond of constantly reminding our readers, election 2018 and 2020 will be reruns of election 2016. If Trump voters stick with President Trump then the GOP leadership has to stick with President Trump and the 2016 elections are a rerun. Obama Dimocrats can’t get the voters they disparage daily.
It was yet another special election loss for Obama Dimocrats in the Age Of Trump. All the pretend reasons for flushing tens of millions of dollars down the drain went down the drain:
Democrats hope an Ossoff victory could deal a blow to Trump’s presidency and the GOP agenda, while giving other candidates a path to flipping more conservative strongholds. Republicans see a Handel win as a chance to bolster incumbents in competitive districts who are nervous about allying with Trump. [snip]
Ossoff is still expected to have the edge, but just how wide the margin is could determine the race. [snip]
The Trump factor:
By now, the dynamics are familiar to any 6th District voter: Trump barely carried the district in November, and his approval ratings are weak across the area, giving Democrats hope they can flip the district.
Ossoff launched his campaign with tough anti-Trump talk but has emphasized a more moderate message; Handel embraced Trump and his top priorities while saying she won’t be an “extension” of his White House.
Just how much will Trump factor into the outcome? The president has sent a flurry of tweets and robocalls supporting Handel’s campaign. But she’s also allied with other GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
Ossoff has tried to hone in on Republicans frustrated with Trump. Mailers vow he’ll “stand up” to the president while he talks of how both parties are “complicit” in wasteful spending.
The reason for the dual-track messaging: He needs at least 10 percent, perhaps as much as 15 percent, of GOP voters to back him. And if he doesn’t win over enough GOP support, he might be in for a long night.
Ossoff’s Georgia Special Election Loss to GOP’s Handel Exposes Deep Fissures in the Democratic Party in the Trump Era
Democrats continued their special election losing streak on Tuesday as one of the party’s bright hopes, Jon Ossoff, lost his bid for a suburban Atlanta Congressional seat long held by Republicans—a painful defeat that highlights deep fissures in the party.
Democrats have lost every special Congressional election since President Donald Trump took office. In addition to the Georgia race, the party failed to pick up seats vacated by Republican House members who joined the Trump cabinet in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina, although they ran far ahead of their usual numbers.
The seat in Georgia was a tantalizing one for Democrats. Hillary Clinton only lost the district by 1 percent in the 2016 presidential race, and when Trump tapped Representative Tom Price to be his Health and Human Services Secretary, Democrats hoped they could win this seat for the first time since the 1970s. [snip]
But Ossoff’s centrism alienated some progressives. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders eventually endorsed him, but only after publicly questioning whether he was a true progressive. And some on the left never cottoned to a Democrat who stressed his fiscal conservatism. In the end, Ossoff lost the seat by six points, more than the margin in Tuesday’s congressional race in South Carolina to replace Mick Mulvaney, now Trump’s budget director. (Archie Parnell, a little known tax expert was defeated by GOP veteran Ralph Norman). [snip]
The basic schism in the party—should it be more progressive—is now even more apparent now that Democrats have failed to pick up Price’s seat in Georgia. [snip]
But for now, Republicans in Congress are increasingly confident they can survive—and maybe even thrive—in the Trump era.
It’s the leftist totalitarian kooks versus the far far far left socialist totalitarian kooks. That’s why in South Carolina and Georgia the GOP won.
Republicans may see holding the seat as one sign that Trump’s agenda and lack of popularity may not be as damaging for the party as Democrats hope. Separately on Tuesday, Republican Ralph Norman avoided an upset by winning a special election in South Carolina’s 5th District, a seat vacated by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
Speaking after her win, Handel said her first priorities in Congress will be finishing the GOP health-care bill and working to lower corporate and individual tax rates. [snip]
Underscoring the national attention on the race, Trump repeatedly chimed in on it multiple times leading up to the results.
In a Tuesday tweet that started with “KAREN HANDEL FOR CONGRESS,” Trump said she would “fight for lower taxes, great healthcare” and “strong security.”
As Handel won Tuesday, Trump tweeted that Handel did a “fantastic job” and said “we are all very proud of you.”
He later issued a comment on the overall result in both races that lauded a 5 -0 record in congressional races since his election.
Handel also thanked the president in her victory speech, prompting chants of “Trump!” from supporters.
Hey, just a thought here, but, um, maybe President Trump is not as “unpopular” as Big Media repeatedly asserts after every Trump triumph!
Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0
Make the F.B.I. great again – arrest, prosecute, imprison James Comey. If Special Counsel Mueller does not immediately raid the homes and offices of James Comey and his partner in crime Daniel Richman (who has now fled the scene of the crime[s] in order to avoid interrogation by the authorities), to seize computers and other materials pertinent to his investigation, then Robert Mueller himself deserves to be investigated by a special prosecutor. Robert Mueller has a decision to make: stand by the law or by his long time pal the corrupt James Comey.
When Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel we celebrated. 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. We wrote, “The more the political establishment swamp tries to destroy President Trump however, the closer they are to their own destruction.” This prediction is comeying truer and truer.
At the time we also declared, “We’re gonna need a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecutor.” Ain’t that the truth!
We were wrong about one particular detail. We thought the leaker of the Comey memo was Comey crony Benjamin Wittes. We were wrong in that particular instance but Robert Mueller should question Wittes under oath (and seize his computers) to determine if Wittes conspired to leak on behalf of Comey previously.
Because of his self-confession we now know the illegal leaker was Former F.B.I. Director James Comey himself using a cutout crony from Columbia. What Comey confirmed is the extent of Deep State corruption and that we face an attempted coup by the Obama Dimocrat and GOP establishment Deep State against a duly elected President. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich strikes all the necessary warnings about why we believe Special Counsel Mueller is a crony creep of clown Comey:
The most startling revelation from fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week was his barefaced admission that he intentionally leaked details of his private conversations with the president to the press in an effort to prompt the appointment a special counsel.
When asked Thursday by Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine whether he shared the memos he wrote about his conversations with President Trump with anyone outside the Department of Justice, Comey answered:
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter – didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons – but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
This statement is tremendously important because it completely delegitimizes Robert Mueller’s so-called independent investigation and reveals it as poisoned fruit.
Poisoned fruit of corruption. Robert Mueller must either prove himself via a raid of Comey’s hideouts and computers, as well as the deep holes of his crony friends and computers, or Robert Mueller himself must be viewed as corrupt.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed though the efforts of James Comey. James Comey wanted to interfere in the ongoing investigations by Congress and the F.B.I. So James Comey corruptly interfered with the investigations and thereby violated the law which prohibits interference with government investigations. Corruption. Jeff Sessions must intervene and demand the resignation of Robert Mueller and prosecution of Mueller and his leaker employment office pal James Comey.
Think about it: Comey was the top law enforcement officer in the nation before he was fired on May 9. Had he felt a special counsel was necessary to investigate possible Russian influence in the 2016 election, he could have requested one from Congress at any time. If he felt his conversations with President Trump warranted additional attention, he could have approached Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about it.
But instead he decided to do nothing. Comey apparently didn’t think there was need for a special counsel until the Monday after he was fired, according to his testimony.
In a clear act of retaliation, Comey went outside the system and shared secret information with the media via a college professor-friend, in a calculated attempt to inflict pain on the Trump administration. Further, he said he turned all his memos about his conversations over to the special counsel upon his termination – so Mueller’s investigators already had all they needed to make their own decisions.
But Comey knows that the press feed off attacking Trump. He also knows that they have an incomplete, false understanding of the Russia investigation and would therefore gladly perpetuate the false narrative that Trump was somehow under investigation. He saw a chance to cause drama, and he took it.
Yet this is the same person who on Thursday, under oath, exonerated Trump on the Russia question. Collins asked Comey two very direct, simple questions. She asked, “whether there was any kind of investigation about the President underway” and “was the President under investigation at the time of [Comey’s] dismissal on May 9?”
For both questions – under oath – Comey answered “no.”
Gingrich correctly announces the death of the “collusion” angle of the Deep State abuse of power against a duly elected President. Then Newt Gingrich goes for the kill:
But there’s another wrinkle in this story: Comey and Mueller are very close.
Throughout his testimony, Comey described Mueller as “one of this country’s great, great pros,” called him “the right person” to lead the Russia investigation, and said “Bob Mueller is one of the finest people and public servants this country’s ever produced. He will do it well. He is a dogged, tough person, and you can have high confidence that, when it’s done, he’s turned over all the rocks.”
When Senator John Cornyn asked whether anything Comey had testified would “impede the investigation of the FBI or Director Mueller’s commitment to get to the bottom of this,” Comey stressed that the appointment of Mueller was “a critical part of that equation.”
Let’s also not forget that 97 percent of campaign donations from Department of Justice employees went to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The culture and people at DOJ are predisposed to be hostile to President Trump.
So, what we have here is a fired FBI director, who leaked private material to the press, so he could get his friend appointed as a special counsel in order to take retribution on the President – with the aid of a department full of federal lawyers who would have rather seen Hillary in the White House. And we are supposed to believe this will be an objective, unbiased investigation?
Comey’s testimony – and the situation he orchestrated around it – really show the depths to which the deep state will go – working around Congress, outside of even the federal process – to damage and undermine President Trump. And it perfectly illustrates how sick the system has become. [snip]
Make no mistake: This is not about law and order, it is not about justice, it is not even about any investigation. This is about influence peddling, this is about the search for vengeance, and this is about stopping the revolution President Trump was elected to implement.
This is everything that sickens normal Americans about the swamp.
America is on a knife’s edge. The question is now whether Republicans in Congress will have the courage to stand with President Trump and fight the deep state that was personified in Comey’s testimony Thursday.
The GOP establishment is in cahoots with the Obama Dimocrat Deep State opposition to a duly elected President of the United States. It is citizens who must stand up against the cowardly Comey cronies who strike from the protection of shadows.
The testimony of James Comey proved long on atmospherics and short on ethics. While many were riveted by Comey’s discussion of his discomfort in meetings with President Trump, most seemed to miss the fact that Comey was describing his own conduct in strikingly unethical terms. The greatest irony is that Trump succeeded in baiting Comey to a degree that even Trump could not have imagined. After calling Comey a “showboat” and poor director, Comey proceeded to commit an unethical and unprofessional act in leaking damaging memos against Trump.
Comey described a series of ethical challenges during his term as FBI director. Yet, he almost uniformly avoided taking a firm stand in support of the professional standards of the FBI. During the Obama administration, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Comey a direct order to mislead the public by calling the ongoing investigation a mere “matter.” Rather than standing firm on the integrity of his department and refusing to adopt such a meaningless and misleading term, Comey yielded to Lynch while now claiming discomfort over carrying out the order.
When Trump allegedly asked for Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn or pledge loyalty, Comey did not tell the president that he was engaging in wildly inappropriate conduct. He instead wrote a memo to file and told close aides. He now says that he wishes he had the courage or foresight to have taken a stand with the president.
However, the clearest violation came in the days following his termination. Comey admits that he gave the damaging memos to a friend at Columbia Law School with the full knowledge that the information would be given to the media. It was a particularly curious moment for a former director who was asked by the president to fight the leakers in the government. He proceeded in becoming one of the most consequential leakers against Trump.
Comey said that he took these actions days after his termination, when he said that he woke up in the middle of the night and realized suddenly that the memos could be used to contradict Trump. It was a bizarrely casual treatment of material that would be viewed by many as clearly FBI information. He did not confer with the FBI or the Justice Department. He did not ask for any classification review despite one of the parties described being the president of the United States. He simply sent the memos to a law professor to serve as a conduit to the media.
As a threshold matter, Comey asked a question with regard to Trump that he should now answer with regard to his own conduct. Comey asked why Trump would ask everyone to leave the Oval Office to speak with Comey unless he was doing something improper. Yet, Trump could ask why Comey would use a third party to leak these memos if they were his property and there was nothing improper in their public release.
In fact, there was a great deal wrong with their release, and Comey likely knew it. These were documents prepared on an FBI computer addressing a highly sensitive investigation on facts that he considered material to that investigation. Indeed, he conveyed that information confidentially to his top aides and later said that he wanted the information to be given to the special counsel because it was important to the investigation.
Many in the media have tried to spin this as not a “leak” because leaks by definition only involve classified information. That is entirely untrue as shown by history. Leaks involve the release of unauthorized information — not only classified information. Many of the most important leaks historically have involved pictures and facts not classified but embarrassing to a government. More importantly, federal regulations refer to unauthorized disclosures not just classified information.
James Comey must be prosecuted by Special Counsel Mueller or Mueller will be incontrovertibly exposed as a Comey crony who owes his job to Comey and further exposed as a co-conspirator in a conspiracy to interfere in a federal investigation[s]. Turley correctly notes how Comey corruption taints the entire F.B.I.:
Comey’s position would effectively gut a host of federal rules and regulations. He is suggesting that any federal employee effectively owns documents created during federal employment in relation to an ongoing investigation so long as they address the information to themselves. FBI agents routinely write such memos in investigations. They are called 302s to memorialize field interviews or fact acquisitions. They are treated as FBI information.
The Justice Department routinely claims such memos as privileged and covered by the deliberative process privilege and other privileges. Indeed, if this information were sought under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) it would likely have been denied. Among other things, the Justice Department and FBI routinely claim privilege “inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency.” [snip]
Besides being subject to nondisclosure agreements, Comey falls under federal laws governing the disclosure of classified and unclassified information. Assuming that the memos were not classified (though it seems odd that it would not be classified even on the confidential level), there is 18 U.S.C. § 641, which makes it a crime to steal, sell, or convey “any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof.”
There are also ethical and departmental rules against the use of material to damage a former represented person or individual or firm related to prior representation. The FBI website warns employees that “dissemination of FBI information is made strictly in accordance with provisions of the Privacy Act; Title 5, United States Code, Section 552a; FBI policy and procedures regarding discretionary release of information in accordance with the Privacy Act; and other applicable federal orders and directives.”
One such regulation is § 2635.703, on the use of nonpublic information, which states, “An employee shall not engage in a financial transaction using nonpublic information, nor allow the improper use of nonpublic information to further his own private interest or that of another, whether through advice or recommendation, or by knowing unauthorized disclosure.”
The standard FBI employment agreement bars the unauthorized disclosure of information “contained in the files, electronic or paper, of the FBI” that impact the bureau and specifically pledges that “I will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI.”
Had Comey taken the minimal step of seeking clearance, the department would likely have said that this was FBI information and not personal information. Comey instead decided to ask forgiveness rather than permission.
Comey is also subject to bar rules on releasing information inimical to the interests of his former employer. For example, under professional rule 1.6, lawyers need to secure authority to release information that “(1) reveal a confidence or secret of the lawyer’s client; (2) use a confidence or secret of the lawyer’s client to the disadvantage of the client; [or] (3) use a confidence or secret of the lawyer’s client for the advantage of the lawyer or of a third person.”
Comey actually showed both how to and how not to disclose such information. When Comey released the information, he knew that he was going to be called to Congress where he could disclose this information properly after giving the White House a chance to claim privilege. Instead, he decided to release the information early. Why?
Comey gave two equally implausible explanations. First, he suggested that he wanted to get the information to investigators. However, he knew not only that he was likely to testify but that these memos would inevitably be demanded by both congressional and federal investigators. Second, he said that he wanted to ensure the appointment of a special counsel. However on that Monday, many of us were saying that such an appointment was virtually inevitable. More importantly, he could have given the memos to investigators and properly laid the foundation for a special counsel.
The fact is that the leaking of the memos worked to the advantage of James Comey, not Robert Mueller. Comey was able to take over the narrative and news cycle after Trump had publicly belittled him and his record. Special counsels do not like leaks of this kind. It would have been far better for the special counsel (or Comey’s own former investigatory team and congressional investigators) to have the memos confidentially.
Um, didn’t James Comey lead an “investigation” swamp thing Lynch dubbed a “matter”, against Hillary Clinton for the very reason of mishandled government documents?
If we are to believe Jimmy Comey, he is a self-confessed coward. If we are to believe Jimmy Comey, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a coward too. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not seized computers from Comey and his Columbia crony. Special Counsel Rober Mueller is either a corrupt co-conspirator against a duly elected President or a coward – OR BOTH!
Former FBI Director James Comey is master operator on the Washington scene. That is the predominant impression I came away with from Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday. It is an impression that is consistent with his self-serving confessions of uneasiness, discomfort, confusion, cowardice, fright, tongue-tied wonderment and the like. What manner of man (let alone FBI Director) is this?
Comey has met with his friend Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to supervise the investigation into Russia-related matters and whatever else strikes his fancy. Comey is Mueller’s old colleague and friend. We learned yesterday that once he was fired by President Trump Comey himself sought to engineer the appointment of a special counsel. Mission accomplished. [snip]
Comey testified that he read the memo to Richman for the purpose of having Richman transmit the contents to “a reporter” (presumably a Timesman).
Why use a cutout? Comey testified: “Because I was weary [of] the media [that] was camping at the end of my driveway at that point. I was actually going out of town with my wife to hide. I worried it would be feeding seagulls at the beach, if it was I who gave it to the media.”
Here the clock strikes thirteen. This is ridiculous. [snip]
What is Comey talking about? And by the way, what other seagulls has he fed? As I say, this guy is a master operator. He is a master operator who can dish out a patently absurd story with a perfectly straight face.
Today fired former FBI Director James Comey stated that he leaked data to a Columbia University friend who in turn provided the leaked information to the New York Times. Comey did this even though he stated under oath in the past that he never leaked information to the press.
The current updated analysis of the most recent list of so-called ‘leaks’ being reported and repeated by the liberal mainstream media (MSM) involving President Trump includes at least 38 leaks in total.
Many of these ‘leaks’ are now proven fabrications and the probability that many remaining ‘leaks’ are completely inaccurate is very high. [snip]
Of the 38 leaks listed below, nine are related to James Comey.
How many of these did Comey actually leak? [snip]
The President has the law on his side. Attorney General Sessions needs to add these entities and individuals to a growing list of corrupt swamp dwellers that need to be brought to justice. Former FBI Director Comey needs to be added to this list.
Drain the Swamp!
The list of leaks is long. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must investigate these leaks. Or is Robert Mueller himself a leaker? Or, as is apparently true as demonstrated by the lack of raids on the homes, offices, and computers, of James Comey and Daniel Richman, is Robert Mueller only interested in protection of his pal and co-conspirator James Comey?
No raids, no seizures of computers and records, point to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as corrupt as his pal Jimmy Comey.
Jimmy Comey aided and abetted swamp thing Loretta Lynch’s successful attempts to aid the Hillary Clinton political operation in 2016. Robert Mueller is in collusion with James Comey in a conspiracy to destroy a duly elected American president. Robert Mueller knows there is no “obstruction of justice” to investigate as it relates to President Trump. If there is “obstruction of justice” the obstruction is from the Comey/Mueller conspiracy to destroy a duly elected American president, especially as we all are now in agreement (including Chris “tingles” Matthews) that the “Russia collusion” lie is now proven so false even Obama Dimocrats have abandoned that sunken craft.