Yet another Obama foreign policy success:
Iran’s state-owned Press TV is reporting that Tehran is demanding that all sanctions be lifted to proceed with a nuclear agreement.
“Our principle position is that all sanctions are lifted at once,” Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator and deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi, reportedly told the network…
To be sure, for Obama this is success – because his whole plan, as far as I can tell, is to empower Iran to stand up vigorously to the United States. In the real world, things are a bit different: this is Iran seeing how far they can push Obama around. The answer: quite a lot. Obama will never, ever wake up to the fact that Iran hates us not because of Israel or the coup back in the 50’s, but because we’re not Islamist fruitcakes like the Iranian leadership.
Hillary is officially in trouble over her use of a private e mail account during her tenure as Secretary of State. But the reality is that this scandal – which is horrible and is disqualifying as far as the Presidency goes – won’t amount to much because Narrative. She’s a woman and its her turn to be President. Period. The only way the Hillary Express gets derailed is if a credible, female candidate jumps into the Democrat primary…so, if it ain’t Hillary, it will be Warren. Warren would be better for us as she’s more easily beatable (I think Hillary is, as well; but the betting line is that she’s unstoppable). No matter how bad the scandals get, the MSM will come round to be her palace guard – they have to; they can’t do other. To actually tell the full truth about Hillary is to destroy her political viability and no MSMer out there is going to risk social disapproval in DC, NYC and LA by doing that – and this includes allegedly conservative MSMers. If Hillary is to be beaten, she’ll have to beaten at the polls by a good GOP candidate. Nothing else will do it.
ISIS has bulldozed an ancient, Assyrian city but what about the Crusades? I’ve been reading up a bit on the Assyrians – a Christian people which has been relentlessly persecuted by Islam for a thousand years because they refuse to knuckle under. Even the Kurds – otherwise decent folk in the area – have it in for the Assyrians. My dream: we re-create Assyria…make it a Christian nation right smack dab in the middle of the Muslim world. Hey, if Palestinians get the West Bank, then the Assyrians get northern Iraq.
Jeb will visit Iowa but no one really cares.
The betting is that Roberts will rescue ObamaCare, again. I’m pretty sure he will – because the Ruling Class gotta Ruling Class. Remember, the GOP leadership doesn’t want to do away with ObamaCare, either. No one does – except the majority of the American people, and we don’t count. Until we get a President and a Congress with real back bone for revolution, we won’t get anywhere. So, to work with a will in 2016 and beyond.
The Lee-Rubio tax plan is mostly good stuff – but it isn’t revolutionary enough for my taste. I dig the whole idea of essentially putting large amounts of American middle class income into a gigantic tax haven as that will starve the government beast…but I want some punitive taxes on those elements of the rich who use their money to punish the rest of us with things like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. A tax reform proposal which is marketed at ending “loopholes for the rich” but which in reality takes away the tax exempt status of all those liberal political hit groups masquerading as non-partisan social services organizations is a great place to start.
With that in mind, the “two” in a “one, two” punch against liberalism is going after the mis-named and misbegotten “higher education” industry:
Understand that the purpose of modern American “education” is not to educate students. It is primarily to provide cushy, subsidized sinecures for liberal administrators and faculty while, secondarily, providing a forum to indoctrinate soft young minds in the liberal fetishes du jour. Actually educating students is hard, and a meaningful education is anathema to liberalism. In the liberals’ ideal world, the universities would simply fester with leftist nonsense and not even bother with trying to teach their charges anything at all. And today, it’s pretty close to being the liberals’ ideal world…
Take away the government subsidies for this monstrosity and we’ll deal a death-blow to the left – it cannot be calculated just how much money and political influence the left obtains from their control of “higher” education. Safe behind college walls, liberals sally forth to destroy the society which subsidizes their attacks. If we were at least getting educated citizens out of it, that would be something – but a college degree, outside the scientific disciplines (and increasingly even there) is a sick joke. A mere credential which allows a numbskull to enter the Ruling Class and start screwing everyone who works for a living.
Thank goodness Obama vetoed Keystone – if he hadn’t done that, Buffet wouldn’t be set to collect some insurance money on one of his oil trains blowing up.
And from David Burge (@iowahawkblog):
We don’t have a government, we have a sh***y third-rate cow college student council with nuclear weapons.