Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words-----Part Two

Missing in action is the lady who would be coronated, Hillary Clinton, who couldn't make it back from a commercial break in time for the live coverage. The official excuse from the Clinton campaign was there was only one bathroom for the ladies, and some one had beaten her to the room, (despite her political operatives foreseeing the potential debacle and saving her place in line).  An "over-caffeinated" staffer of Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley had some how jumped ahead of line.

Also during this "debate", Mrs. Clinton made up another "video whopper story", claiming ISIS is showing Donald Trump videos for recruiting purposes.  Fact-checkers the following day searched in vain for the video, (even the Liberal News Network CNN disputed Clinton's contention), but all they could find is an old Mohammad video blamed for the "spontaneous demonstration" that caused the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.  Factcheckers were not necessary in Mrs. Clinton's Benghazi whopper---a non-terrorist attack---because her President, and then National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, both backed her story up claiming there was no pre-planned terrorist attack on the consulate.

As many will remember, Mr. Obama was working on his re-election bid, and the campaign was claiming "al Qaeda was on the run, and Bin Laden was dead". 

Patching this narrative together with Obama's complete withdrawal of troops from Iraq, (to stake the claim that he'd ended a war), an actual terrorist attack murdering an American Ambassador would have destroyed the President's claim that his foreign policy leadership was working perfectly.  With just two weeks before the election, and Susan Rice's blitz of lies, (and both Obama and Clinton blaming the attack on a video-maker) an ever complicit liberal media rubber-stamped this false narrative, and Obama went on to win his second term.

It should also be mentioned that this "debate" took place on a Saturday evening the same time as the much of the national audience were viewing a Jets/Cowboys football game.  The next Democratic Debate is scheduled for a Sunday, when not one, but two NFL playoff games are to be nationally televised.  It's obvious to almost everyone that the DNC intends to keep Mrs. Clinton from as little exposure as possible in this pre-determined Coronation.

One could guess keeping Mrs. Clinton off the stage might have been a little over-kill.  But then, Mr. Obama's tardiness to the podium, (during most of his press conferences), keeps Mrs. Clinton joined at the hip---in both policies and appearances---with the current occupant in the White House.  Coupling this with the whoppers both seem to tell on a regular basis, an American electorate can look forward to what the weatherman* says, "there will be no change".

* (I threw in this politically incorrect term purposely to point out we should all remain gender-neutral during this campaign period---a reminder Mrs. Clinton should remember---on her way to the lady's room.)   


Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Picture Worth a Thousand Words.....

"When all of this is over -- I mean, the argument's over, when all the points have been made -- there's still a picture. It's Chuck Schumer and the Gang of Eight with Marco Rubio in the picture, and nowhere is Ted Cruz ."  ~ Rush Limbaugh 

Make no mistake, Rubio's Gang of Eight bill was a fast-track path to citizenship for millions who chose not to wait in the line of legal immigration.  Donald Trump is a threat to those profiteers seeking only cheap labor, (subsidized by the federal government and the welfare programs), and designed to line the pockets of all who will support a perpetual class of dependents.  

"Democrats want unlimited illegal immigration because they believe it will help permanently cement them in power. On the other hand, many Republican politicians also want unlimited illegal immigration because they're getting huge campaign contributions from businesses that want to profit from illegals while passing the costs on to the American people."  ~ John Hawkins 

Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are a threat to these status quo politicians who depend on the money flowing into their campaign accounts, feeding the beast of illegal immigration and, by extension, wage control for all Americans. 

It's a racket.  And Marco Rubio got in bed with the racketeers.  All the political spin in the world won't change this fact.

Update: If there's any confusion that Ted Cruz was attempting to kill the Schumer/Rubio gang of eight bill, let's go to one of the horse's mouth:

Friday, December 11, 2015

2016 Republican Presidential Race-----Trump vs. The Establishment

Just 51 days from the Iowa Caucuses, (countdown clock), the race for the Republican Presidential nomination is beginning to look ugly.  

Donald Trump leading the pack of candidates, (13 still officially running), with a Real Clear Politics average of 30.4%, +14.8 over runner-up Ted Cruz, at 15.6%. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio follow up with identical 13.6% numbers, and then the rest of the candidates fall far back----Jeb Bush, 3.6%, Christie, Paul, Kasich, and Fiorina ranging from 2.6% to 2.2%, and the "final four", Huckabee, Santorum, Pataki, and Graham, garnering a total of 2.0%.

As long as this total field of candidates remain in this race, the Establishment Republican Cartel, (aka GOPe, aka Washington Power-brokers, aka the Anti-Trump coalition), are nervously figuring out that Mr. Trump could run the table on the Party's race to the Convention in July.  Since the middle of July this year, Donald Trump has moved from a contender to the front-runner by a huge margin, (with a temporary lead held by Ben Carson before fading over the past few months).  

What was once considered a race between Governors Scott Walker and Jeb Bush at the first of the year, one is gone, and Bush is in serious trouble of becoming another "also-ran".  It was reported recently that Bush's Super-Pac has spent more than half their reserves, ($50 million), in ineffective advertising---to, in part, attack his opponents, and to keep his campaign from virtually fading into the sunset.  Bush maintains he's confident that in the long run, he'll be there at the finish line, but political pundits and prognosticators have expressed their doubts. Between his lackluster performances in debates and the rise of Rubio's numbers, Bush might not make it to the SEC primaries in March.

But, enough of Bush's troubles.  The REAL FIGHT is just beginning.

The current dilemma that the power-brokers in the Republican Establishment Cartel, (herein referred to as the REC), is the realization that they might have to choose between two candidates considered "out-siders" in either Donald Trump or the surging Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz.  The Political Pundits on the Hill believe it's down to a three-way race:

"Three candidates for the Republican nomination have broken away from the rest of the pack, and two of them — businessman Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — give the GOP establishment nightmares. 
That leaves the third member of the trio, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, potentially well placed to pick up the support of center-right Republican voters who are looking for someone to stop Trump and Cruz at almost any cost.

But Rubio is behind both of his top-tier rivals in national polling averages and is even further back in Iowa, home to the first-in-the-nation caucuses, where he holds fourth place, albeit behind the fast-fading Ben Carson. 
An even deeper problem for the Florida senator is that other candidates who are competing for the same voters are unlikely to drop out before the New Hampshire primary. That means votes that might otherwise go to Rubio could instead be won by contenders such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich."
Of course, from reading the "tea leaves" above, the Hill seems to think their last best hope, (for an establishment candidate), is Senator Rubio. GOP strategist John Feehery, (who is also a columnist for the Hill), did his best to berate the two front-runners, Trump and Cruz, claiming the "reputation of the party" is at stake:
“Listen, I think both Cruz and Trump would have a similar impact on the party, neither of which would be very good. I am actually more concerned about Cruz than I am about Trump,” said GOP strategist John Feehery, a former senior leadership aide who is a columnist for The Hill. 
Feehery added, “I think Cruz has made a reputation of relentless mendacity ... I think he’s a demagogue and I think he’ll destroy the party. I think Trump is much more of a blowhard. But there’s not really a dime’s worth of difference between Trump and Cruz.”
Yes, this is the same "REC" advocate John Feehery that said "Trump won't last long after attacking a guy as popular as G.W. Bush" and penned "The Tea Party Must Be Crushed" in 2013.  If there's ever a label of an Establishment Pundit, Feehery's earned the title.

Which brings us to level of serious desperation the REC is in.  So serious, they're already talking about how to derail the whole process and prepare for contested convention:
"Republican officials and leading figures in the party’s establishment are preparing for the possibility of a brokered convention as businessman Donald Trump continues to sit atop the polls in the GOP presidential race. 
More than 20 of them convened Monday near the Capitol for a dinner held by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, and the prospect of Trump nearing next year’s nominating convention in Cleveland with a significant number of delegates dominated the discussion, according to five people familiar with the meeting. 
Weighing in on that scenario as Priebus and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) listened, several longtime Republican power brokers argued that if the controversial billionaire storms through the primaries, the party’s establishment must lay the groundwork for a floor fight in which the GOP’s mainstream wing could coalesce around an alternative, the people said."
Now if you'd ask if, or why Mr. Priebus might appear to be a bit biased and partisan on the "People's Choice" for President, the RNC’s chief strategist and spokesman, Sean Spicer can lay your worries to rest:
“The RNC is neutral in this process, and the rules are set until the convention begins next July. Our goal is to ensure a successful nomination, and that requires us thinking through every scenario, including a contested convention.”
Right!  And Vladimir Putin is "neutral" when it comes to the Ukraine's independence too---until they're not.

If I hear one more of these phony "neutral" participants argue that "it's for the good of the Party" [to derail the process and nominate one of these REC candidates], I swear, my keyboard is going to explode---when it hits the wall across the room.

I will however submit that the egregious, belligerent, and arrogant moves that this current Republican Party is about to take part in, far outweighs anything imaginable Donald Trump & Ted Cruz could say or do. You want to see a party destroyed Mr. Priebus?  Just try manipulating the will of the people---yeah, the people who may have been bought and paid for the last time around that put you jack-asses in office---but not this time around.  You want to see another 2010 Tea Party style revolt?  Just try stealing the people’s choice at this convention. You idiots can’t possibly be this stupid.  Or can you?

Friday, December 4, 2015

FBI: This Investigation is now classified as AN ACT OF TERRORISM

Finally, after the carnage left by two "radicalized" terrorist, (two days later), the FBI has upgraded the terminology of this viscous attack way too close to home.
“The investigation so far has developed indications of radicalization by the killers, and of potential inspiration by foreign terrorist organizations,” the F.B.I. director, James Comey, said at a news conference here. But, he said: “so far we have no indication that these killers are part of an organized larger group, or form part of a cell. There’s no indication that they are part of a network.”
“There’s a number of pieces of evidence which has essentially pushed us off the cliff to say we are considering this an act of terrorism,” he said.  link

To find a starting description of what actually took place, Wikipedia was just as good as any, given the limited "editorializing"---it WAS a Christmas Party.
On December 2, 2015, husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik carried out a terrorist attack, shooting and killing 14 people and injuring 21 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, United States. They targeted a holiday party for employees of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, held in an auditorium with at least 100 people, before fleeing in an SUV. Farook had attended the party as an employee.
After a regional manhunt, the two perpetrators were killed by police during an exchange of gunfire approximately four hours later. The FBI took over the investigation as a counter-terrorism investigation due to the equipment used, recent travel to the Middle East, and one of the perpetrators having contacts with Islamist extremist views.  LINK

With the FBI now officially calling this a TERRORIST ATTACK, it gives the agency full control of the investigation, even though they've had the lead just hours after the initial attack.  All of the evidence taken from the home of these two scumbags is in the hands of the FBI, and perhaps the public will hear more of what they've garnered in the days to come.

Early "speculation", (mostly media-driven, but with some caveats), indicates that the wife may have played a big part in radicalizing her husband, who originally met her online before they got together on a few junkets by the male scumbag.

As you can see by now, other than finding these cowardly creeps' real names in quoted material, I refuse to refer to them as anything other than scumbags---THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH---along with their perverted faith and all others who have chosen to affiliate with these poor excuses for human beings, and I will not give them the dignity of using their actual names.

Most of the Liberal Media, their pundits, (and Mr. Obama), did their best to attempt to keep this TERRORIST ACT classified as a domestic workplace violence incident, but much of the evidence was overwhelming right from the start that is was anything other than a TERRORIST ATTACK on innocent American citizens. 

While the Liberal Media still clings to the narrative that these scumbags were not "directed" by overseas scumbags, they will say "they were inspired", by the information the FBI has found, including the scumbag wife posting a Facebook allegiance to the current scumbag leader across the ocean.

Two criminal defense attorneys representing family members of the scumbags are making the case that, so far, there are no links by the scumbags to any other terrorist organizations.  They are taking offense to the media labeling the scumbags as "Muslim Terrorist", and asking the media to not draw conclusions in their publications that are not factual.  There asking that discrimination be "checked" and freedom of religion are still important factors.

(What you won't read in the liberal media is one of the attorneys making the case that a few thousand rounds of ammo is not that uncommon.  He went on to point out how the Obama administration unnecessarily stockpiles, (hoards), ammunition of many brands that make it hard for people to find for their weapons.  The lawyer also admonished Mr. Obama for his immediate gun grabbing rhetoric just moments after these killings.  Claiming he was an avid gun owner himself, he said it's not uncommon for him to maintain an inventory of 3-4 thousand rounds at a time for this very reason---the Federal Government controlling the availability of ammunition.  His Second Amendment Rights were invoked, but as I said, the liberal left will go out of their way to ignore this part of the interview.)

At this point it should be noted that CNN is covering this interview with the two lawyers for over 40 + minutes now, nonstop and commercial free.  Draw your own conclusions.........

Special Note to our dear President of the United States---this TERRORIST ATTACK, (whether concocted by only these two sumbags, or inspired, or directed by the scumbags overseas), is being carried out by Fundamental Radical Islamist Extremist---a continuation of the Islamic State, you choose to call ISIL. 

Update:  Rachel Stoltzfoos at the Daily Caller points out, (correctly), the Media Hypocrisy On FULL Display In Wake Of San Bernardino Shooting.  It's a good short read and highly recommended.