The progressive media is in hyper drive lately and doing their level best to paint the Trump administration and the GOP as a DANGER to our democracy by even questioning the integrity of the vaunted FBI. In fact former RNC chair and faux conservative Michael Steele was celebrated by the progressive media when he chimed in and said that Trump would “rue the day” he questioned the FBI. Faux conservatives and progressive pundits alike are mocking the Trump administration and dialing up the hysteria of the dangers to our republic, our standing in the world, the possibilities of war, and so and so on ……… WHY you ask? Because the noose is tightening on them and their empty cries of wolf are unsubstantiated and starting to go unnoticed, and that is what has them terrified.
But let’s just review a brief summary of the FBI’s “integrity” over the last year so we can all get a sense of who actually does pose a danger to our republic. First of all, AG Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton in June in Phoenix while his wife Hillary was under investigation. When asked why he was in Phoenix in June, Clinton replied that he was golfing. NO ONE GOLFS IN PHOENIX IN JUNE. The average temp is 110 degrees. Shortly after that meeting, the narrative of the investigation was changed from “investigation” to a “matter”. Secondly, despite the litany of obvious crimes related to the private unsecured server Hillary chose to use for her StateSec position, FBI director James Comey exonerated Hillary clearing her path to run against Trump. That exoneration followed the interviews of Hillary, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills by FBI agent Peter Strzok, who has been exposed as a philanderer and purely partisan hack with a healthy disdain for Trump, and of whom changed the accusations leveled against Hillary from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless”. Additionally, Mr. Strzok and a handful of other FBI agents of “integrity” used a paid for and purely manufactured oppo research document, compiled by Russians, to secure FISA warrants to spy on private American citizens in the hopes of destroying a POTUS candidate, and/or to use as a basis to impeach should POTUS candidate win the election – “an insurance policy” if you will. Now this is just a brief and woefully incomplete summary of the issue which goes much deeper, but just a surface review of the FBI’s actions in this matter should alarm everyone. The fact is – the Obama’s and the Clinton’s weaponized the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, the FBI, and every other agency they could to destroy their political opponents and retain power for generations. And that my friends is the real SECRET SOCIETY, and now the media has the unsavory work of trying to cover all this up ….. hence the hysteria.
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The government shut down has the liberal media apoplectic, which is fun to watch. I think they are afraid that no one will notice. Honestly this is the most over hyped, non event ever. It amounts to some “non essential” personel getting some paid time off and a few of the sparsely visited parks, especially this time of year closing. I think we will all survive. But what it also exposes is the tyranny of the minority and the Democrats insistence to essentially rewrite federal immigration laws now, considering that they had 9 years to address this issue while they controlled government, but decided to play politics with the lives of immigrants rather than resolve the issue. Never forget, DACA is a crisis that is wholly manufactured by the Democrat party, and an issue the Republicans have the opportunity to resolve now and take off the table permanently. Here’s an interesting and new perspective on the issue.
Democrats are getting pretty excited about their prospects in this Fall’s mid terms, but they may be wise to dial down that excitement particularly considering their woeful optimism in 2016, and the fact that their fund raising efforts are falling well short of their counter parts.
Missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s illegal, off site server; missing emails from Lois Lerner’s server; and now missing text’s from Obama’s FBI department. But this isn’t news, NOPE, it’s just a another day in the corrupt deep state Democrat regime. The Media will do their best to lay down cover for this story, and instead deflect people’s attention over seas where VP Mike Pence is being ……….. PARTISAN for mentioning the truth that Democrats prefer illegal immigrant funding over military funding.
The collusion narrative is starting to fade from the media …… it will die a quiet death as the media gloms on to the more sensationalized narrative of dementia. I love the smell of progressive desperation in the morning.
New England and Tom Brady are headed back to the Super Bowl. Love him or hate him, Brady is probably the best quarterback who has ever played the game. And I say that as a huge 49er and Joe Montana fan.
I am a fan of National Review and enjoy reading their articles, but their decision last week to come out against Trump was irresponsible, and displays a disconnect from everyday Americans that evidently even our conservative pundits share. Of course keep in mind, they all do work within the beltway, enjoy six figure incomes, and attend much of the same cocktail parties, so it isn’t difficult to surmise that after many of their collegial, more liberal friends bent their ear about how “offensive” Trump is, at their latest cocktail soiree, the executives at NR decided it was probably best to come out against Trump to shore up their DC bona fides. To me, it exposes them for their lack of appreciation of just how fed up Americans are with their current government and possibly how disingenuous they are when they do pontificate on smaller government, conservatism and states rights. It appears to me that the status quo sets well with the boys at National Review and the last thing they want is some one like Trump upsetting their apple cart. Besides, when a Democrat is in office, conservative publications and opinions sell better. Maybe that’s their end game.
So this Iran-Saudi Arabia thing could get interesting if not outright dangerous. This tribal battle has two deadly Muslim components; Arab/Persian and Sunni/Shia, and both countries have the power to either devastate and/or rearrange the entire Middle East. While Saudi Arabia is not the most ideal ally, they are still an ally and they believe we have completely abandoned them. Iran has already broken the “unsigned” agreement, which Obama is so proud of and apparently unwilling to enforce. Obama drew a red line in Syria that he was unwilling to enforce. Obama allowed Putin to take Crimea and invade Ukraine. And Obama is allowing the Chinese to choke off trade routes. Saudi Arabia is not the only ally to think that we have abandoned them, and they have good reason. A.B. Stoddard said it well when she stated that all the world powers know that this is Obama’s last year and they consider it to be open season. I think she’s right and that’s frightening. I think we could see some bad players making a lot of bad moves over the next year. Question is; does that bolster Trump even more? And how does Hillary handle it? More gun control? Your thoughts.
Nearly 50 years ago William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal squared off in a series of debates that cemented the divide between conservatives and progressives, a divide that continues today. There is a very interesting documentary on Netflix called Best of Enemies that covers those 10 very contentious debates and the political environment of the time. Here is an excerpt of one of those debates:
Ironically, many of the issues covered in these debates are many of the same issues the left continues to fight over to this day – equality, the police state, and American Imperialism abroad. One would think that the intellectual might of the left would have resolved these pressing issues by now had they have been of paramount concern, but much like today, I believe these are issues the left needs to promulgate throughout the generations in order to create the societal divide their electoral victories depend on.
In one debate Buckley had a brilliant line on equality that invoked dismay and outrage from the progressive Vidal. Buckley stated that “freedom breeds inequality”, a simple truth about human nature that the left cannot comprehend, or simply does not want to admit. In fact there is much about human nature that the left does not want to admit, and unfortunately spends an inordinate amount of legislative time trying to deny. The ACA is a good example. What could possibly lead one to believe that a perfectly healthy 20 year old would purchase health insurance with high deductibles in order to off set the health care expenses of their less healthy and older citizens? Granted it would be noble of them but it defies their financial self-interests and the reality is that they are not complying, and Buckley defined this ideological disconnect dynamic very well in the video above.
In re: to the police state, is this not reminiscent of the black lives matter movement? Are the accusations leveled at the police then, the same accusations we hear today? And re: American imperialism, Vidal laid down the progressive foundation of moral equivalency that continues today by equating American military interactions with that of the Soviets, a paradigm the left uses at every opportunity to this day. Gore Vidal is unquestionably the father of today’s progressive movement, while Buckley is unquestionably the standard bearer for today’s conservative movement. Many of these debates are found on YouTube and the documentary on Netflix is a must see. I found these debates to be extremely interesting and look forward to reading others opinions.
Marco is gaining in the polls and in my opinion he is exactly what this country needs. A young, committed conservative who can articulate conservative positions with the fluency and humor Reagan did, and who can galvanize the millennials and bring them into the conservative fold. I know many are hesitant because he is young and a first term Senator, a brand of which Obama destroyed, but Rubio is smarter than Obama and much more practical. I implore everyone to give him a second look, beginning with his excellent analysis of last nights speech:
Obama and Progressives are calling for “sensible gun laws” as if that is the problem. They continue to demonize the NRA as if that is the problem. They continue to conflate radical Islamists with the isolated deranged American criminal, as if that is a moral equivalency. And they dare not speak one word of condemnation toward inner city gang violence, nor judge those who perpetrate those crimes for fear of constituency backlash. In summary, Obama and Progressives are not at all addressing the actual problem, which is typical, hence the absolute mess we find ourselves in. In short, we have to stop listening to Progressives.
The problems we face in this country and in this world are due to the absence of well armed, law abiding, decent people, not the presence of them. On the world stage, the problem is that the Radical Islamic Jihadists are better armed, more focused, and more brutal than those who want a peaceful existence. The Kurds need more weapons, the peaceful Sunni’s and Shiite’s need more weapons, and countries like Jordan and the UAE need more forceful support. We need more weapons to confront and defeat the Islamists, not less. And we need to be more brutal. This is not a war where you take prisoners. This is a war where you kill as many of them as you possibly can until they realize that they can not win. You want to close Gitmo? Fine. Put a bullet in the head of the remaining prisoners and burn the place to the ground. Case closed.
Domestically, we need more weapons in the hands of law abiding Americans so that they can protect themselves from the deranged gun man, or from the increasing threat of radicalized Muslims. And we need to clean out the cesspools of our inner cities and give those people hope of a better future. Make sure that children have a stable home with two parents, make sure they have school choice and a good education, make sure they have clean and decent housing, make sure they are not living in a drug and gang infested neighborhood, and make sure they have the opportunity for a good paying job and the opportunity to lift themselves up. And these are conservative ideals, not progressive ideals, and that is why Governorships and State Legislatures have increasingly gone conservative in the last 8 years, and that is why the White House will be conservative in January 2017.