Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rothman on "accomplished and electable" Republicans

Esconced at Commentary, Noah Rothman continues his infatuation with establishment Republicans who love to hate the conservative grassroots voters.  

In his most recent attempt to tell us that the base voters are no less clownish than Donald Trump, Rothman says this:

"Americans’ disregard for the value of the governing institutions that serve as the country’s foundational structures is evident in how the voting public has approached the coming presidential election. Thus far, the process has been a joke, and the public has treated it like one.
On the Republican side of the ledger, the most accomplished and electable field of presidential candidates in living memory has been overshadowed by the all-consuming umbra that is Donald Trump.”

His lack of respect for voters is evident.  We disregard the “value of governing institutions.”  On the contrary, it is because of our regard that our current sentiments run a particular direction.  Like the rest of the D.C. elitists, Rothman has never excelled at understanding voters.

But he insists this is the “most accomplished and electable field.”  Ah, yes…electability; and now we add “accomplished.”  A quick look at but a few in this field is in order. 

Let’s start with Sen. Marco Rubio.  His accomplishment?  He lied to his Florida constituents – “earned pathway to citizenship is amnesty” – and all the conservatives who supported him.  In the first major decision of his Senate career, he chose to become a Schumer Republican rather than keep his promise to the Tea Party conservatives that put him in the Senate.  He lied from the moment he was first interviewed by Rush.  His excuse?  It was the best deal he could get.  So, the Iran deal is ok, Marco?  Electable?  Not when three million conservatives stay home rather than vote for a Schumer Republican.

Chris Christie?  His accomplishments?  Well, he certainly aided and abetted the current occupant of the White House in his reelection bid.  But you know that.  He has appointed a Muslim judge with ties to Hamas, and he has raised property taxes in New Jersey.  Polls show him losing to Clinton in New Jersey.  Accomplishments and electability, Noah.  wow.

And the accomplished John Kasich.  If you like your New Testament a la Pelosi, this is the candidate for you.  His explanation for accepting the Medicaid expansion: what will you say when you get to the Pearly Gates?  Huh?  He claims he did it for the people of Ohio, but which ones?  Those Ohio voters who lost their health insurance? Ot those that will eventually pay millions in state funds for the expansion?  Electable?  Only if you also think….

....Jeb “Wannabe 45” Bush is electable.  Surrogates point to his lowering taxes in Florida, yet he refuses to take the “no new taxes” pledge.  Why?  Because he plans to follow in Daddy’s footsteps?  Where was he during the 2009 stimulus bill fiasco?  Where was he during the Roberts-0-care debates?  Well, we know: he was off working with Bill Gates to foist the liberal-driven Common Core onto our educational system.  There’s an accomplishment: adding yet another opportunity for liberal propaganda to overwhelm curriculum. 

Of course, his greatest accomplishment is being very clear that (1) crimes by illegal aliens are to be excused; (2) children of illegal aliens should benefit from the crimes of their parents; (3) that he is willing to watch our southern border and core American values disappear in a sea of those who are not coming here because they love and respect American values…and he calls this an “act of love.” Last but not least – conservatives:  I don’t need you, and I don’t like you.  

Electable?  A Jeb Bush candidacy will fracture the Republican party, resulting in another Alinsky-ite in the White House.  It will drive conservative grassroots voters forever from the fold.  Which of course is exactly what Bush retread hacks and the establishment elitists want. 

The principal accomplishment of most of this field?  The same as Rothman's: they refuse to listen to conservative voters and their concerns.    

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Small State of Israel

The "fear/threat" has always been the Jewish belief in a loving God, who, (they believe), established a covenant with the Jewish people at Mount Sinai, where God revealed His Commandments to Moses, (mentioned many times in the Book of Exodus). According to the Islamic faith, this was not Moses, but the prophet Mohammad, (where Allah spoke to Musa). Herein lies the conflict where the two religions collide in the interpretation, hence the persecution and genocidal inhalation of both Jews and Christians, who have placed their beliefs in the former translation of events. Sadly, a certain sect of the Islamic "faith" has perverted its "religion of peace" with the conviction that all peoples of the earth either convert to teachings of Allah and the Prophet Mohammad, OR, face death---a righteous undertaking according to those currently living/practicing this perversion. The "threat" is not the small piece of real estate called Israel. It is the powerful faith of the Jewish people.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Summertime Feel-Good Story: Talent and Class---That’s How the Giants Bring Them Up

Newly called up infielder Kelby Tomlinson was one hit away from tying Willie McCovey’s record of four consecutive hits from the start of their major league careers.  He hit a fly ball out to left field in the top of the sixth inning during last night’s 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves, but his first three plate appearances were nothing short of impressive.

Two nights earlier, Tomlinson made his big league debut in the top of the 12th inning and calmly slapped a single to center field.  He later scored on a Buster Posey single that temporarily put the Giants up 8-7, but the Giants would lose this game in the bottom of the 12th on a two-run walk-off homer by Adonis Garcia.

After a night off, (where the Giants beat the Braves 8-3), Tomlinson received his first big league career start and in the top of the 2nd inning, (with two outs), the kid slapped an outside pitch to right field, collecting his second consecutive hit and his first two RBI’s, putting the Giants up 2-0.

Two innings later, (the top of the 4th), Tomlinson singled up the middle to drive in another run, putting the Giants up 3-0-----still hitting .1000 for his major league career.  After his next two plate appearances were unproductive outs, Tomlinson’s major league stats still look impressive---5 AB’s, 3-hits, 1-run scored, 3 RBIs, and a .600 average.

Drafted by the Giants in the 12th round of a June 2011 Amateur draft out of Texas Tech, Tomlinson finally got called up from AAA Sacramento after sporting a .316 batting average with 42 hits, 15 RBIs, and scoring 21 times in 33 games.  Defensively, his fielding percentage, (playing 2nd, 3rd, and SS over five seasons), is .964 in 462 games.

With Joe Panik out for a few more weeks, the utility infielder might just pile up some stats Willie McCovey would be proud of.  So far, the rest of his team-mates are happy to see the kid hitting a big-league stride while no one’s seen his speed on the base paths…..yet---rumors are he’s cat-like quick.  

To top off this story, Tomlinson dedicated his first MLB hit to Kaiser Carlile, the 9 year-old bat boy who died while getting struck in the head by a bat last week.  Tomlinson left a video message to Kaiser and the Carlile Family.  Tomlinson had previously played for the minor-league team where the accident occurred.   Now that’s class.

This story cross-posted at my FaceBook account.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Blood On Their Hands----Both President Obama & The City of San Francisco

President Obama's purposely driven---executive order---immigration policies, (by reining in ICE's deportation programs), have to answer why this young woman had to die.  And, the "sanctuary city" of San Francisco are also culpable for this tragedy:

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal agency says a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009. 
Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Friday that her agency turned Francisco Sanchez over to San Francisco police in March on an outstanding drug warrant. 
Officers arrested Sanchez in the slaying of Kathryn Steinle about an hour after it occurred Thursday at Pier 14. 
Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Thursday that Sanchez was on probation for an unspecified conviction. 
Kice says ICE issued a detainer for Sanchez in March, requesting to be notified if he was released. Kice says the detainer was not honored. 
Police officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.

After seven felony convictions, and deported five times, Sanchez confessed that he pulled the trigger three times, (one shot that took the life of Kathryn Steinle, who was visiting the San Francisco pier with her family), but he claims that he found the gun, and when he picked it up, it just "went off"---three times!

ICE officials actually "briefly" had this man in custody last March after he finished his latest "felony re-entry" sentence, but turned him over to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department on an outstanding drug warrant. At the same time, ICE issued a detainer, "effectively asking that he be turned back over to ICE when San Francisco was finished with him", but ICE was never notified of his release from custody:

"But ICE was not notified. The incident is sure to renew criticism of San Francisco's sanctuary city policies.

"Here's a jurisdiction that's not even honoring our detainer for someone who clearly is an egregious offender," an ICE official told

ICE has since lodged another immigration detainer against the individual, though it's unclear whether San Francisco will cooperate.

An attorney for the San Francisco Sheriff's Department told the Associated Press it had no authority to honor the prior immigration hold when it released the suspect."  Link

Yes, Mr. Obama, both YOU and the CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO now officially have blood on your hands.  An innocent young woman is now dead because of the policies of your administration and this city's arrogance when it comes to ignoring immigration laws, (passed into law by Congress), to protect the people of the nation from such a tragic outcome.  Shame on both of you!

The last words Kate said as she was held in her father's arms: "Help me dad".

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama

George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama

Of course, yours' truly is adding a little fuel to the fire:

“It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.”

If the poll had been a positive report about either Hillary or Barry, would the author have qualified the sentence with an“at least”?

How many times could a story about the current occupant in the White House be prefaced with an “at least”?

While ISIS is taking more and more territory in Iraq, at least Mr. Obama can still say “he ended a war”, and “there’s no American boots on the ground”. Oh wait!

Now that ObamaCare has been established as a federal health care program, at least Mr. Obama can say “premiums haven’t risen at the rate of the previous system”. Oh wait!

Since Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for President, at least she doesn’t have to rely on men to fill her campaign functions. Oh wait!

Now that Hillary has convinced the liberal media that she won’t answer ANY questions about her emails or her Foundation loaded with Foreign Donations, at least it hasn’t effected her favorable polling numbers. Oh wait!

Since the American voter has supplied the Republican Party with two major shellackings, (2010 & 2014), at least we won’t have to expect another one in 2016. Oh wait!

~ Rovin

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Breaking: Health Care Cost About to Go Through the Roof Next Year

Who, (besides the low-info liberals) didn't see this one coming?

Via Politico:
Health experts see big price hikes for Obamacare
Premiums could rise more sharply in 2016. 
"The cost of Obamacare could rise for millions of Americans next year, with one insurer proposing a 50 percent hike in premiums, fueling the controversy about just how “affordable” the Affordable Care Act really is. 
The eye-popping 50 percent hike by New Mexico insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield is an outlier, and state officials may not allow it to go through. But health insurance experts are predicting that premiums will rise more significantly in 2016 than in the first two years of Obamacare exchange coverage. In 2015, for example, premiums increased by an average of 5.4 percent, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute."

 20%-30%-50% increases, and the rest are all "moderate", right?  Anyone remember when the Feds took over the student loan programs from the private bankers---another “we can do a better job at controlling cost” joke Obama presented, and our dear liberal friends swallowed.  The “unexpected” result was, since the Fed guaranteed these loans, there would be no defaults---so the greedy college institutions raised their rates sending tuition cost skyrocketing.

The insurance industry and the Big Pharma’s, (both huge investors/special interest in pushing for ObamaCare), are now beginning to reap the benefits of their investment---the great ObamaCare Scam of the 21st Century.  Both will point their fingers at each other blaming the rising cost, and in the meantime the insurance industry will be seeking a massive federal, (taxpayer funded), bailout---to the tune of a couple of trillion dollars just for starters---and the industry will fall under the “too big to fail” category,  (just like the big banks did in 2009, only this time the taxpayers won’t be paid back.

All of this under the guise of a 100% Democrat-passed Affordable Care Act---a government-controlled take-over of the health insurance industry, another failed experiment in federal socialism.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Halperin excused?

Conservatives constantly (e.g., Kilmeade on Fox and Friends this morning (5/12) with McChrystal) criticize this administration for refusing to "name the enemy." 

Yet when it comes to an obviously biased, liberal reporter like Mark Halperin, conservative media explains it away.  This morning on F & F, both Laura Ingraham and Charles Krauthammer claimed that the interview was not representative of Halperin.

Eau contraire.  

Since 2004, Halperin has been little more than a liberal guard dog.  You will recall that as political director for ABC News he instructed his subordinates to have a higher standard of scrutiny for Bush claims than Kerry, that they should not "artificially" or "reflexively" hold both sides "equally accountable."

There is simply no doubt that Halperin has already assumed the same role for the 2016 election. 

The interview with Senator Cruz is simply another indication that Halperin is doing all that he can to avoid giving in to his own "reflexive" and "artificial" temptations to hold both sides equally accountable. 

A "fair-minded" and "excellent" reporter does not even consider such questions, much less ask them.

That the senator is gracious does not exculpate conservative media for refusing to call a biased, liberal reporter "biased and liberal."