Some Thoughts

Boy Scouts are now Brownshirts and Senator Collins says that she voted against proceeding on the health care bill because, I quote, “we must proceed carefully”. Anyone get the feeling we’re through the looking glass here?

I can see what Trump is doing in regards to Sessions and Tillerson – and, yes, I get it that both men would be wounded and offended by it all. But, still, we’re now six months into the Trump Administration and State is still blaming the Israelis for the terrorist attacks they suffer (as well excising the word “genocide” to describe what ISIS did) while over at Justice we’ve yet to see any move against the rank corruption of DC. I understand, further, that Obama staffers are still in policy-making positions…I know we can’t just fire them because they are protected by civil service laws: but why can’t they be given offices in the basement of the Old Executive Office building with a rotary-dial phone and a computer loaded up with Windows 95? To keep anyone hired or promoted by Obama in a policy-making position merely means we keep someone who will do their level best to protect Obama’s legacy; protect Democrats in general, and undermine Trump’s policies at every opportunity. We have buckets of well-qualified people out there – hire them and put them into the positions of influence. Personnel is policy – as soon as Trump has his personnel, his policies will prevail in the Executive branch.

I see some Never Trump screeches about Trump’s apparent desire that his troops be loyal to him and his program. I simply don’t get this, at all. Of course Trump’s people must be loyal to Trump. What is the point of having people who aren’t loyal to you? DC politics is a nasty, knee-to-groin business. Do you think Obama was ever about having people around who wouldn’t get with the program? I didn’t blame him in the least for having loyal troops: he was elected to enact a certain set of policies and everyone who worked for him simply had to be ok with that. If they weren’t, they should go – and be forced out, if the didn’t quit. So, too, with Trump. He’s got a specific set of plans to get done and he needs people who will do them…who will set aside personal ambition in favor of helping President Trump enact his agenda. If the people don’t like this agenda, then they can toss him out in 2020 (and curb him in 2018). That is the way this works – it is the way it must work. We have partisan elections to determine which set of partisan policies we’ll go with. Duh!

The bottom line is that Tillerson and Sessions (and all Secretaries) have to get on board – and get rid of the Obama-bots. They can’t be trusted. I tend to like Tillerson and Sessions…but if at the end of the day they are going to be of the opinion that an Obama hold-over can be trusted, then they have to go.

Meanwhile, DWS’s IT guy was picked up at the airport, apparently planning on fleeing the country (one rumor I’ve seen is that he wired $300,000.00 to Pakistan before trying to leave). This could be huge – but here’s the bizarre thing: the other rumor today is that he was only fired after he was arrested. Remember: it has been months since it came out that DWS’s IT guys were doing some possibly criminal activities and this means he was kept on the payroll even after this stuff came out. I’m greatly interested in what information can be retrieved from those hard drives. Here we are, still yammering on about Trump-Russia when a gigantic, bring-down-the-whole-swamp scandal might be unfolding before our eyes. Stay tuned.

47 thoughts on “Some Thoughts

  1. Cluster July 26, 2017 / 9:21 am

    The arrest of Imran Awan could be HUGE:

    …..among other bombshells, Awan and his brother “secretly took” $100,000 of Iraqi money, “owned money to Hezbollah-connected fugitive,” fetched $4 million from Democrats, and had access to DNC e-mails.

    Add mortgage fraud to these charges too …..

    On Monday, he was arrested on suspicion of banking fraud for allegedly taking out a $165,000 loan with his wife on a house that they did not live in and sending the money back to Pakistan.

    Yet the Complicit Agenda Media has no interest in this story, and that fact right there should alarm everyone. As I type this, three bobble headed twenty year olds on MSNBC are anguishing over Trump’s military transgender policy – no joke. That’s what they are talking about.

    The corruption, collusion and criminal activity of Hillary Clinton and the DNC is right there for all the world to see, and in a sane and rational world, they would be indicted, prosecuted and incarcerated. But a leftist world is anything but sane and rational.

    We have become a disturbingly stupid and irrational country and the progressive MSM is leading the charge.

    • Amazona July 26, 2017 / 11:40 am

      This has been going on for quite some time, and the criminal activities, fake jobs and so on have been made public for months, yet DWS still kept Awan on her payroll–even though he and his family were banned from sharing House information. Knowing he had been accused, knowing of the frauds committed by him and his family, she continued to put him in charge of her IT.

      emphasis mine:

      FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier
      July 25, 2017
      6:28 p.m. Eastern

      BRET BAIER: Now to some breaking news about a story we have been falling (sic) here on Special Report. The investigation to (sic) a Capitol Hill computer scandal has taken a dramatic turn. Fox News has learned one of the I.T. staffers are sic) being investigated in the case is now under arrest, caught as investigative (sic) say they tried to leave the country last night. Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen is following the latest development in this case and joins us live. Good evening, James.

      JAMES ROSEN: Good evening, Bret. Just minutes ago, Democratic Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born I.T. technician who has worked with several family members to perform computer services for Wasserman Schultz and other leading Democratic lawmakers.

      FNC’s transcription sucks, but it’s possible to translate the gobbledygook.

      Any chance of an effective move on the part of Republicans to lay this out for the public? We have information ranging from sensitive to highly sensitive to classified entrusted to many top-ranking Democrats made easily available to our enemies, by people who knowingly and recklessly fail to protect that information (proven) even if they didn’t intend for it to be accessed–that is, the Clinton State Department and a sizable chunk of Dem House members, including top committee personnel on important committees.

      If these people had been running the government in the 1940s, we’d all be speaking German.

      • Amazona July 27, 2017 / 12:27 pm

        Now you’re just showing off…..

      • Cluster July 27, 2017 / 3:23 pm

        It’s been a while since Count has frequented this forum…

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 8:06 am

        ….too long

  2. Cluster July 26, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I am sure everything here is on the up and up:

    Soon after Imran began working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, four of his relatives appeared on the payroll of other Democrats at inflated salaries, but Democratic staffers said they were rarely seen at work. They collected $4 million in taxpayer salaries since 2009.

    TheDCNF that Awan “was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344. He pled not guilty and was released pursuant to a high-intensity supervision program.

    This guy is going to end up dead. Mark my words.

    • Amazona July 26, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      You’re kidding. He was caught trying to get out of the country, after wiring about $300,000 ahead of him and knowing there was an arrest warrant out for him, and they just turned him loose because they think they will be able to keep an eye on him? I have a feeling the “supervision” of this high-intensity supervision program is about as tight as the security of the House records and emails and the communications of the State Department.

      I don’t think he’ll end up dead, I think he’ll end up gone—–he has plenty of friends in high places eager to keep him from testifying, especially if he were to be offered a deal to talk, and even the Dems have to think another suspicious death would not be a good idea. Besides, his family knows the same dirt so killing him would just tick them off. No, he will disappear.

    • Amazona July 26, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      On the other hand, those Dems who put these crooks on their payrolls at highly inflated salaries and didn’t even bother to find out if they were doing any work or even showed up just gave their 2018 opponents some nice stuff to work with.

      • Cluster July 26, 2017 / 5:48 pm

        In an educated and sane world, yes. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world. We live in a world where a woman who identifies as a man is “outraged” that she/he/it can not be a member of a military whose very actions are reminiscent of Genghis Khan, according to one prominent Democrat, and responsible for death and destruction around the globe to most other Democrats. But oddly enough, Democrats fully support sexually confused people’s desire to join the imperialistic US war machine, because it’s important that in the next war, minorities are fairly represented.

  3. Cluster July 26, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    This is priceless. Here’s the report on this matter as filed by MSNBC:

    NOT ONE mention of the Awan’s family ties to other Democrats, the exorbitant salaries, or the smashed hard drives and cell phones BUT they did give three paragraphs to the defendants attorney:

    Awan’s lawyer, Christopher Gowen, said the charges are politically-motivated and “began as part of a frenzy of anti-Muslim bigotry in the literal heart of our democracy, the House of Representatives.”

    “For months we have had utterly unsupported, outlandish, and slanderous statements targeting Mr. Awan coming not just from the ultra-right-wing ‘pizzagate’ media but from sitting members of Congress,” Gowen said in an emailed statement.

    “Now we have the Justice Department showing up with a complaint about disclosures on a modest real estate matter. To an extent, the situation speaks for itself.”

    I just want to remind all conservatives that any debate with a progressive is pointless only because we no longer share the same reality with them. They occupy another universe anymore.

    • M. Noonan July 27, 2017 / 12:49 am

      It just keeps getting better and better – from Mark Steyn:

      The Awan story has many interesting elements: The Pakistani-born Imran Awan, his wife, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and Abid’s wife Natalia have provided IT services to Debbie Wasserman Schultz and dozens of lesser Democrat congressmen since about 2004. The family salaries totaled some $5 million, because supplying computer services to prominent Democrats is so vital and specialized a skill that it requires a rare and exceptional skill.The Awans’ services were so critical that in March last year eight Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a letter demanding that these staffers be granted access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).

      Yet at the same time the Awans ran a full-time Virginia car dealership amusingly called Cars International A – or “CIA” – and were almost continually short of cash, requiring loans from all kinds of people including – Collusion Alert! – the Iraqi politician Ali al-Attar.

      For inept broke car-dealers, the Awans somehow made themselves indispensable to powerful Democrats, among them those on sensitive committees such as Intelligence and Foreign Affairs including Andre Carson, Joaquín Castro, Lois Frankel, Robin Kelly, Ted Lieu and Jackie Speier. That’s a lot of Democrat computers to wind up in the hands of one family of Pakistani immigrant car dealers.

      Awan’s lawyer is now some juiced-in Clinton attorney! Something very huge is going on – and look for everyone (GOP and Democrat) to try and bury this thing very deep (always remember that a full airing of the corruption of DC will see many GOPers go to jail along with a vastly larger number of Democrats). I’d like to find out of the Awan’s got the clearances the Democrats requested – if they did, then pretty much anything our intel services know, they know, as well…and, of course, anyone they choose to give it to also knows.

      • Cluster July 27, 2017 / 8:14 am

        So now the question is, how does Seth Rich tie in to all of this? And how about Huma Abedin. Does she have any connection to any of this?

        I love the way Mark Steyn puts these issues into context:

        For inept broke car-dealers, the Awans somehow made themselves indispensable to powerful Democrats

        Indeed. And to the tune of $5 million and special access to sensitive information. I think these tentacles run deep and the fact that the MSM is staying clear of this story only reinforces that suspicion.

      • Amazona July 27, 2017 / 9:35 am

        Only in America would you find a government willing to pay $5 million to people to spy on it.

  4. Cluster July 27, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Something to think about today:

    “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color” Michelle Obama.

    • Amazona July 27, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      As I said to my uber-lib cousin who was earnestly explaining that the only reason anyone ever objected to Obama was his skin color, “even black people can be a**holes”.

      It’s always just one excuse after another, isn’t it, if you are a Lefty. It’s the default position of “It’s not that I am obnoxious, or a jerk, or really really stupid, or represent an oppressive political philosophy, or have offended someone by insulting him, his race, his ideas or his country—–it’s just because of the color of my skin”. It’s the ultimate Get Our of Jail card. It’s the fallback position to explain away everything—-laziness, dishonesty, stupidity, rudeness, etc.

      I can guarantee that if Michelle Obama had been the palest, whitest, glow-in-the-dark First Lady of pure Nordic descent, I would still have found her to be an absolute bitch and a thoroughly unlikable person, on many levels I would have been happy to explain, with examples and videos. And what she calls “working really hard for this country” appeared to about half of this country—the half that was paying attention—to really working really hard to destroy its identity, its progress toward racial harmony, its economy and equal opportunity for all and its position in the world.

      My prediction—she will run for the presidency, because this is the best chance the Dems have to double down on their strategy of pitting blacks against whites and stirring up brain-dead “feminists”.

      The more the Trump administration fixes the really important things, the more it will matter to the Left to get as much rage and hostility and violence and dissension ramped up as it possibly can, and she is probably the best vehicle for that.

      My question to those who would support her would be simple: “Would you vote for her if she were white?” We didn’t ask that about Barry, and we should have.

  5. Cluster July 27, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Such a beautiful culture and society:

    A village council in Pakistan ordered a man to publicly rape a 16-year-old girl to avenge the sexual assault of his 12-year-old sister.

    I wonder if they have any IT professionals?

    • Amazona July 27, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Don’t forget, right here in the United States millions of people think an unborn child should be killed to avenge the rape committed by his or her father. OK, so they don’t use the word “avenge” but it is still barbaric to punish the child for the crime of its father.

      And only in a truly brutal and primitive society could anyone think that raping a girl is revenge against her brother. In such a society she would then be stoned to death for the crime of being raped, or the brother could kill her in an “honor killing” because she has been corrupted.

      Islam—the Religion of Peace

  6. Cluster July 27, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    One of today’s headlines in the NYT:

    “We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.”

    So are they apologizing for their own assault on the Scouts for their Christian origins and traditional teachings?

    Probably not.

    • Amazona July 27, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      But to these people their views, and the imposition of these views on others, is not “politics”—–it is just the way it should be, and just the way they think they should be able to impose upon the rest of us.

  7. simoneee9 July 27, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    It just gets better. Scaramucci’s New Yorker interview:

    1) He had choice words for chief of staff Reince Priebus, whom he accuses of leaking and blocking him from joining the White House.

    “Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly. … Reince is a f—ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” He then did a Priebus imitation: ” ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f—ing thing and see if I can c—block these people the way I c—blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”

    2) He admitted, just minutes before doing it, that he was about to tweet at Priebus to suggest he was a leaker

    “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some s— to make this guy crazy.” Minutes later, he tweeted this. And then on Thursday morning, he bizarrely denied it was accusing Priebus of being a leaker.

    3) He attacked Trump’s other chief adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, using vulgar sexual imagery.

    “I’m not Stephen K. Bannon, I’m not trying to su– my own c—-,” he said. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f—ing strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.”
    Is this real life? I ask myself this daily.

    Remember it was the height of vulgarity that the President wore a tan suit?

    The dysfunction and lack of dignity is a disgrace.

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 8:35 am

        Do tell us, Simple Simon, just what it is about Browder’s testimony you think this—whatever you think “this” is, as you are typically incoherent—–is supposed to distract FROM?

        Unlike you, I did read the Browder testimony. Also unlike you, I found absolutely nothing in it that had anything at all to do with anything even remotely related to President Trump or anyone in his administration.

        Putin is a bad man. Russia is a corrupt country. Maybe reading this testimony—if you even did—-made you realize what the rest of the world has known for a long long time. Kudos on catching up. The rest of the world watched the vile corruption of the Soviet empire crumble and the rats of the Soviet culture scurry out to scavenge the remains. Duh.

    • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 8:19 am

      Simple Simon, you are sure having a giggle, aren’t you? And you provide some entertainment for us, as you whine about “lack of dignity” while conveniently overlooking the lack of dignity inherent in using the power of the presidency to be sexually serviced under the desk in the Oval Office while on the phone with international dignitaries and members of Congress. or the lack of dignity in using the White House and other presidential amenities to entertain large retinues of family and hangers-on while sucking up many millions of taxpayer dollars to do so, etc. I don’t see any outrage from you about so many Dems first hiring, then protecting and defending, the family that openly defrauded the country out of millions while having free access to government information that is supposed to be protected.

      But you just keep clutching your pearls and gasping in horror —-HORROR!! I say!—at the potty mouth of Scaramucci.

      You do appear to approve of, if not actually being part of, the ongoing efforts to subvert, undermine and eventually destroy a legally elected administration. Care to comment on THAT?

      • Cluster July 28, 2017 / 8:32 am

        Well obviously Simon is a stickler for decorum and civility as all progressive Democrats are, so I would be curious to hear Simon’s opinion of DNC chief Tom Perez and the vulgarity he has used when speaking of the President. Or Madonna’s vulgarity laced tirade at the progressive women’s march which are just two examples of the unfortunate times that leading progressives have used unflattering language.

        Surely Simon, in the name of equality which I know you fully support, let us know how a civil progressive feels about people like Tom Perez.

        #resistance – did I do that right Simon?

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 8:44 am

        I’m sure Simon is still gasping in horror at the undignified—nay, at the disgusting—spectacle of thousands of women prancing around dressed as, or wearing headgear designed to represent, their vaginas. Nothing says “dignity” like wearing your genitals on top of your heads! The smelling salts sure got a workout as he experienced the vapors over Ashley Judd’s lack of dignity as she spoke as a representative of Liberal women.

        Potty-mouth Hillary was obviously never a choice for simoneeeeeek! as she not only overlooked multiple acts of lack of dignity in the White House when she was riding the coattails of Bill in her scramble for power of her own, she engaged a foul mouth while doing so. I’m sure his panties were in a twist about that.

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 8:49 am

        Dignity in the White House:

      • Cluster July 28, 2017 / 9:34 am

        The LBJ video is priceless

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 1:11 pm

        Oh, so a beloved Dem icon’s total lack of dignity is OK if it wasn’t yesterday? My point is, Simple Simon, that you and your kind are fine with the most disgusting behavior imaginable as long as it is on your side of the aisle, while getting the vapors and having hissy fits over everything on ours. When you start to worry about dignity, period, get back to us with a complaint. Till then STFU.

        That dignified enough for you?

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 1:14 pm

        The descriptions of Hillary are about the woman nearly half of the country wanted to be our president less than a year ago. No, let me rephrase that—you/they STILL want her to be president, are not just grieving over her loss but willing to engage in subversive behavior to overthrow the government either to avenge that loss or to get her into the White House in spite of it. (Though no one can quite figure out how that might happen.)

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 1:23 pm

        And it is so, you know, like SO dignified to sell national security to the highest bidder. After all, what could be a better example of American dignity than scrabbling around in the gutter for money from foreign nations?

        Which reminds me—-if a candidate for the presidency of the United States were to solicit and accept campaign contributions from foreign nations, would those foreign nations be guilty of colluding with said candidate to influence the outcome of the election? And would said candidate also be guilty of colluding to wrongfully influence the election? (Aside from the sheer illegality of accepting campaign contributions from China foreign nations? Enter Jamie Gorelick and the wall separating intelligence agencies to prevent them from sharing information among themselves, including info on such illegal donations.) ‘Cause I remember this all happening, with no penalty at all for the collusion, the solicitation and acceptance of those illegal donations, and for sure no fussing about the ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY represented by China a foreign nation trying to get Bill Clinton elected.

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 1:30 pm

        As a matter of fact, I remember the bag man for some of these illegal donations then running for the presidency, with Dems quite happy to vote for him and try to get him elected. As he was actually flying across the country to meet with foreigners donating money to the Clinton campaign, and bringing some of that money back with him, he was in a lot deeper than someone last year just chatting with people, but this never seemed to bother the Left.

        (In the next presidential election those same Dems tried to elect a man who had lied while under oath to Congress, in an effort to defame our military, who had repeatedly lied to the public both about his service and his alleged throwing of his fraudulently acquired medals over the White House fence, and who in general epitomized lack of both decency and dignity. He was then, to the great acclaim of the Left, made the official representative of the United States when he was appointed Secretary of State, following the highly dignified Secretary of State who auctioned off our national security to the highest bidder when not just leaving it lying around on an unsecured server.)

        Democrat Party—-the party of dignity?

  8. Cluster July 28, 2017 / 8:43 am

    So Simon, help me out here. We all know that the GOP health care bill would kill people because really smart people like you have told us that. So when I saw this headline this morning, I was a little shocked:

    A couple committed suicide by jumping off a New York City rooftop together in desperation over their inability to afford health care.

    So would it be fair now to say that the Democrat health care bill actually did kill people? In the name of equality and inclusion, would that be accurate? Help us out here Simon because you’re the only here that occupies that alt progressive universe.

    • fieldingclaymore July 28, 2017 / 9:38 am

      You tired of all the winning yet? I sure am.

      • Cluster July 28, 2017 / 10:39 am

        Democrats, progressives and you have been on one hell of a losing streak over the last several years Fielding so your confusion is understandable.

      • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) July 28, 2017 / 11:37 am

        Honestly, I could hardly be described as a Trump fan or even a Trump supporter. but let’s take a look at the “winning” at this point.

        So many liberal head explosions that the aggregate release of hot air will surly cause the planet’s temperature to rise to match the hell-on-earth they’ve envisioned for us all along.

      • Amazona July 28, 2017 / 3:56 pm

        I was the antithesis of a Trump supporter. Anyone can go back and look at the many times I posted objections to his nomination. I pointed out many aspects of his personality and character I did not think were what we should be looking for in a president, but the passionate Trumpsters would hear none of it. Everything I saw as a negative they saw as just plain downright so wonderful it made them dizzy.

        I had no trouble voting for him, because I thought that while I still believed everything I had said about him he was still SOOOOO much better than Hillary. At its worst I thought a Trump presidency would slow the speed of the death spiral Obama put us in, and at best he might even do some really important things. Either of those would be an improvement over a Hillary presidency.

        What I am seeing now is an amalgam of those two things. I am seeing the personality and character problems surfacing, just as I said they would, but I am also seeing a lot of good things being done. And what is being done is being done under more pressure than I believe any prior president has had to deal with. Trump is facing open blatant insurrection both from the Left and those in his own party on whose toes he stepped on his way to the White House. I think those problems can be surmounted, but he has to keep his focus and not let them distract him.

        He’s made some rookie mistakes, some of them because he has never had a solid ideological foundation. So it made sense to him to put some Lefties, like Ivanka and Kushner, in positions of power and authority, because he doesn’t think in terms of ideology, he thinks in terms of personal loyalty. I think having Kushner’s lawyer blindside him was probably a big emotional blow. Donnie Jr. is way too immature and inexperienced to be put in charge of anything. His entire family has to be separated from politics. They are, individually and together, a train wreck.

        He is just so easily baited, and the Left has figured this out and is using that as a strategy to draw him out, goad him into doing or saying something stupid, and then playing that up and building on it. I think he would be a lot better off getting a good shrink to vent his feelings with, and just tell the country he has important work to do and squabbling with people who are willing to undermine and even overthrow a legally elected administration is just a waste of time and energy so he isn’t going to respond to them any more.

        At the same time he needs a couple of good lawyers out there doing his talking for him, doing things like openly challenging critics to quit with their generalities and come out and say just what crimes they think anyone has committed. And he needs a spokesperson who can and will take on the squealers and screechers and call them out on their rhetoric.

        I would quietly and without fanfare get rid not only of leakers but of backstabbers. I think he is working on that.

        The Trumpets loved his volatility, and gloated that it was about time we got someone who liked to roll around in the gutter and duke it out. Well, that is what they wanted and that is what they got and it is embarrassing. But it is time for him to get past that aspect of his personality and grow up a little. Some of what he has learned in his career will translate into being president, but some of it won’t. I think he’s been so hounded and harrassed he hasn’t had time to sort that out.

        And for the time being, till he calms down and feels more in control, he should stop giving speeches.

  9. Cluster July 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I think we can all take comfort in knowing that the wonderful health care plan that Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters designed for us all is still in place.

    I mean with two bright, intelligent and caring women like that watching out over us, what’s there to worry about?

  10. Amazona July 29, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Once upon a time, not very long ago, Reince Priebus and the rest of the GOP “leadership” had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They had a true-blue conservative who was running for the presidency. He had impeccable qualifications, was articulate and erudite, and had a commanding knowledge of and commitment to the Constitution of the United States. He planned to run on governance of the nation, not on identity. He was educating people about the Constitution, what is says, what it means and what it means to the security and survival of the country.

    Millions of conservatives were thrilled, thinking “this is our moment”. Finally.

    What happened>

    Well, Reince and his buddies had drifted so far to the Left that a true conservative was a threat to them. Worse, in their ego-driven minds, he had not played their game and had gone up against them. As conservatives in name only, they not only did not support this man, they went against him. He must be isolated, he must be silenced, and he should be punished.

    And we now have a White House dominated by Progressives. Look at the records of those at the top or closest to it. While there is fluttering about Scaramucci’s language there is little if any attention paid to the fact that he and his soon-to-be-ex wife are lifelong prominent Democrats. Ivanka and Kushner? Progressives, and they brought Clinton inner-circle Jamie Gorelick into the fold, putting her very very close to the president.

    Now Reince is on the curb. He thought that sticking his nose up Trump’s undies would guarantee him an ongoing position at the top of the party, which is after all the only thing that mattered to him. He thought sucking up to the press would make him popular. Yes, Reince thought he had played his hand very well. Cruz was shoved to the back burner, where all he can do is struggle as an outnumbered Senator in a Senate full of Progressives, and Reince was riding high.

    Till he wasn’t.

    Wahhh wahhh wahhh.

    Now we have a president who is so desperate to find someone he can feel is loyal to him he has to fish in the Progressive pond of his prior associations. He may be truly dedicated to enacting the conservative agendas he promised—-I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt—-but he’s trying to do it by surrounding himself with people whose pasts and political alignments have been 180 degrees from what he has assured us he wants to accomplish.

    How is that going to make his job easier?

    He might be on the right track in his decision to go to the military for personnel—-old-time military types are not the lavender squishies we see in the younger ranks. What he ought to do, after cleaning house and getting rid of leakers and friends of leakers who will continue to leak to their friends, is mend fences with the only true conservatives in Congress and ask for their help. Depend more on Pence, who is, I think, a good guy. A coalition of Trump, Pence, Cruz, Lee, Gardner et al would go a long way toward not only helping Trump develop and maintain his focus but toward reassuring conservatives (not just the giddy Trump fanbots) that he is on the right track.

  11. Amazona July 29, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Last night I watched some of Tucker Carlson’s show, in which a very bright, very articulate, very well-prepared and attractive liar lied with great aplomb, throughout his entire segment. He was really quite good, which tells me the Left has decided to bring in the varsity.

    Tucker did a pretty good job, trying to keep the guy on track. The Lefty liar’s position, which he constantly repeated even when it had nothing to do with the question or even with the subject, is that Trump announced his opinion that all immigrants are criminals, blah blah blah, and that his evil brutal administration has been focused on targeting all immigrants because he said they are all criminals. This was repeated so many times I lost count. Tucker wanted to talk about Trump’s promise to get rid of MS-13, and he could not get the slippery liar to answer any questions about that. Tucker did a good job, repeating facts about the gang targeting immigrants and how it looked like the guest liar was defending the gang rather than trying to protect immigrants, but Tucker missed the biggest point of the whole thing.

    That is, Trump never said that.

    It seems to me that when a lengthy and complex argument is based on a fallacy, the first thing to do would be to discredit that fallacy. But we (the Right) tend to get so caught up in arguing the subsequent positions based on lies we overlook the need to drill down to the basis of the argument and point out the lie.

    We don’t do that.

    How many times have we heard someone complain, about Trump, that he bragged about grabbing a woman’s genitals? Yet how often has that been met with the truthful statement that no, he never said any such thing. When I was told by a Lefty that he had said that, I immediately said “No, he didn’t”. “But I heard him say it.” “No, you heard the latter part of a statement that had been edited to cut the first part off, so you wouldn’t know that he was talking about what it is like when women throw themselves at him, and was giving an example of how little dignity or self respect they have—‘you can grab them by the p***y and they won’t care”.

    “Oh. Well, I never heard that.” “Well, maybe you ought to ask yourself why anyone would edit out that part of the conversation to mislead you and make you believe a lie”.

    But we don’t have public voices doing that. And Tucker never did point out, at least in as much of the show I could tolerate, that Trump NEVER said all immigrants are criminals. Never.

    He could have even gone on to say that in the most technical terms, people in the country without official permission ARE criminals, in that they have broken the law, but there are levels of criminality—–someone with unpaid parking tickets is, technically, a criminal,but not on the same level as a burglar—–and Trump’s comments about illegals being criminals has always been about those who commit other crimes.

    Instead, he got sucked into talking only about Trump’s promise to eradicate MS-13, an effort that gave the liar du jour multiple opportunities to repeat his mantras about brutal persecution of all immigrants because of the brutal attitude of Trump that they are all criminals.

    When we’re not shooting ourselves in our collective feet, we are handing bullets to those who will do it for us.

    I’d like to see Tucker do an entire show in which all he does is address and then debunk the lies upon which so much of the anti-Trump hysteria is built. Someone has to. Or at least should.

    • Cluster July 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      I saw that segment to and the Oxford graduated PhD had his talking points down didn’t he? He did not answer one direct question re: MS13 preferring instead to filibuster with the progressive narrative, and this is what passes as “educated”. I counted the number of times he said “paint all immigrants as criminals” – he said that six times in that short segment. Tucker asked him directly if he thought Trump or MS13 posed a greater threat to immigrants, to which he said Trump without hesitation and this should give everyone a clear look into the deranged mind of a progressive.

      Re: Priebus, I think the job was too big for him and I am glad this move was made. I think Kelly will do a much better job keeping everyone in line and keeping Trump focused, and ….. scaring the Jesus out of those who may want to try and sabotage.

  12. Cluster July 30, 2017 / 10:21 am

    This just in from MSNBC – “It’s the beginning of the end for Trump”

    Such a familiar refrain. It’s as if they have claimed that once or twice before – maybe not.

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