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Got Hope? January 30, 2019

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Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.”  As I drive to Mega Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world! What a world!”  

There is a massive unspoken problem in America today floating like the iceberg in front of the Titanic waiting to sink the unsinkable ship.   Founded by revolutionaries crying “No taxation without representation!” the Republic these revolutionaries devised has devolved into a society where 44% of the people  pay no Federal Income Tax and the number of people receiving government benefits is even higher.  What incentive would these non-paying receivers have to reign in an overbearing and intrusive government?  This unseen and unspoken problem is a cancer in the body politic. 

Self-serving professional politicians buy votes by exempting non-productive people from personal financial responsibility while providing ever-expanding benefits at the expense of the productive.  This is not the right versus left, conservative versus liberal, democrat versus republican he-said-she-said endless debate that devours the chatocracy of cable’s wall-to-wall talking-heads.  This is not an academic exercise that pointy-headed political science and history majors with dueling pocket protectors debate for hours in their mother’s basement as they post their latest scoop on their samizdat blogs. If it is not any of these things what is it?  It’s a dagger pointing directly at the heart of our civilization. 

Western Civilization awoke from the slumber of the Dark Ages enlightened and empowered by a belief that humanity has an innate right to be free and a natural right to excel.  Rights and freedoms given by God not bestowed at the whim of some Legend-in-his-own-mind Leader.  This civilization gathered steam in Europe exploding upon the world stage through an energetic period of exploration.   

In America after a revolution fought by farmers and merchants against the greatest empire of the day the Founders dared to declare, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” After centuries of government thugs standing on the windpipe of everyday people these self-sacrificing giants observed that in a civilized world government was not imposed by the strong upon the weak it was instead built upon a social contract between the governed and those entrusted with the privilege to govern when they said, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” 

Today this bold and unique experiment in freedom is being devoured from within and challenged from without.  Those who believe the collective should reign over the individual, those who believe in the suffocating sameness of socialism over the rough-and-tumble of capitalism have worked for generations building a culture of dependency. This has tempered the steel will of the pioneers into the sloppy demands of the couch-potato slacker waiting for someone to find their remote as they guzzle some refreshments and wait for the game as bread and circuses take the place of innovation and accomplishment.  Schools teaching 2+2 might = 5, trophies for everyone, politically correct new-speak and affirmative action promotions have sapped the vitality from the citizens of our Republic.  Politicians and their fellow-travelers use a system of cronies and sweet-heart deals to reward each other for siphoning trillions from the public treasury promising the dumbed-down descendants of revolutionaries that they just might win the lotto before they have to declare bankruptcy so they might as well re-elect the same old grafters once again. 

There comes a time when those who are raising the sails and paddling the boat have to admit to themselves the ballast down in steerage weighs more than the cargo.  There comes a time when even the most non-confrontational and loyal among us begin to ask, “Who is John Galt” as Atlas tires of his thankless job and shrugs the burden of dead-weight into the dustbin of history.  As the perpetually-reelected and the propaganda spewing Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media trumpet the inevitability of government rationed health-care, cap-n-trade industrial suicide, comprehensive import-a-voter immigration reform and the surrender of sovereignty through treaties supposedly designed to deal with  mythical global warming  there shines a light in a bell tower, one if by land and two if by sea. 

America finally elects a president who directly runs on promises to deal with these life threatening problems and the disloyal opposition and the kangaroo courts do everything in their power to make sure no one applies the breaks as we careen towards the cliff on insolvency. Every trick in their playbook is employed to make sure the president elected to drain the swamp is neutered.  Investigations run by politicized lawyers and G-men keep revealing things that point at Hillary as the only person who tried to fix an election by stealing the primary from Bernie.  Hillary whose campaign colluded with the Russians through Fusion GPS and their KGB connected British Spy Christopher Steele.  It turns out that the Trump campaign received 0 dollars from the Russians while the Clinton Foundation money laundromat received millions over a period of years while Bill earned 500,000 for a short speech to the Russians seeking to corner America’s uranium market, a sale that his wife help guide through the process.  And the conclusion drawn by the witch hunters …wait for it … Trump is a Russian agent. 

If Chicken Little hasn’t told you lately, “The sky is falling.”  Can anyone say, impeachment?   

That is the sorry state of the American political world today.  There is one almost humorous aside as we slide towards that dustbin historians love to reference.  All the geriatric radicals and revolutionaries still dreaming of their glory years in the 60s and 70s aided by the screen-addicted beneficiaries of government public school programming lined up behind the swampy establishment to fight the first truly revolutionary leader we’ve elected since 1980.  “What a world! What a world!”  

But praise God we have somewhere else to look for hope for without hope we’re hopeless and I refuse to allow the despicable but predictable changes currently assaulting our economy and our political system to bring about my own personal Great Depression.  Those who believe in the Devil believe he comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  I believe if he can’t steal your joy he can’t keep your stuff and weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.   

And I believe that Jesus Christ has come to set us free.  And if He sets us free we are free indeed.  So take courage.  Don’t lose hope.  Instead be hope-filled. All you have to do is confess Jesus as the lord, the leader of your life and believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and you will enter into a world of joy unspeakable and full of glory.  If you haven’t done that before I’m going to believe you just did, and that fills me with hope. 

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Dawn of the Debacle December 27, 2018

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As my favorite American philosopher, Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  Nevertheless I’m going to take a stab at it.

Are you ready for the night of the long knives?  Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of the Make America Miserable Again crowd have been trying to destroy President Trump by the death of a thousand cuts.  Every day 24/7 their poodle press in the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR Cartel has been trumpeting the lies and false accusations of their endless stream of fake news.  They follow the teachings of Joseph Goebbels that “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”    They operate on the wisdom contained in one of Mark Twain’s observation, “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  And the Low Information Voters drink it all in and repeat it Ad Nauseam as their own personal opinions

Teaching political Science and History I have a window into the thinking of those who’ve been raised listening to the Cartel and being indoctrinated in our modem education system.  They grew up with smart phones in their hands, worshipping Al Gore, and came to the age of maturity voting for Bernie.  And from my observations the Cartel and the Democrat Socialists have picked a strategy that works.

Forget about the fact that half the people who should know better have inhaled the same illusionary smoke.  After watching the implosion of the USSR and the destruction of Cuba and Venezuela they still hate capitalism as they frog march themselves into the voting booth to vote for the rope that’ll hang them.   And in the long march from freedom to serfdom coming up behind us is a generation ready to give what they’ve been taught is the revolutionary new idea of socialism a try because they think it just means free stuff for everybody.  If demographics is destiny and education is the seedbed of the future with our porous borders and progressive curriculum we’ve sown the wind and we’re about to reap the whirlwind.

With the election of the blue-collar billionaire we had a chance to maybe turn the ship of state around before we hit the iceberg of socialism, bankruptcy, and military adventurism but the Deep State bureaucratic nomenklatura couldn’t have that.  So they marshalled all their resources and have been working on the aforementioned death of a thousand cuts.  And if the results of the recent midterm election are any indication they’ve accomplished their goal.

They’ve captured the House of Representatives and will soon have the power to investigate until they reach they preconceived conclusions.  Who are these counter-revolutionary street fighters dedicated to overthrowing the results of the 2016 election?  They are the Party that fixed the primaries so the poster child of corruption could defeat the poster child of socialism.  They are the Party that colluded with the Russians to create the Steele Dossier which they then used as the evidence to investigate Trump for colluding with the Russians.  They are the Party that used the security apparatus to try and sandbag their opponent before and after the election.

Here comes the hard part of being a political prognosticator, the prediction part.

Because they are the Party that will find after their exhaustive show trials and prejudiced investigations just as their preconceived conclusions predicted surprise, surprise, surprise President Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.  No matter what they call them charges they will actually be, “We don’t like you and Hillary was supposed to win.”

Though some of the more savvy political savants among the Blame America First crowd realize impeachment will be toxic knowing it will energize Mr. Trump’s base like nothing else could.  They’ll do it anyway.

Though they and their friends in the Fed know if they succeed in tanking the economy which has surged under Trump it will be blamed on them.  Of course they won’t be held accountable by the lap dog media but they will by the work-a-day consumers it will hurt.  They’ll do it anyway.

In spite of all the obvious signs that having people like Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters as the face of their party is going open the flood gates for even more middle-class working Americans to wake up and smell the Constitution burning.  They’ll do it anyway.

Like moths to a flame the perpetually angry purveyors of identity politics, culture war, and taking America down a peg or two will overplay their hand.  They’ll push their slow motion coup to its logical conclusion impeaching President Trump.

I predict he will not be convicted in the Senate.  I also predict that two years of Kavanaugh-style hearings projected wall-to-wall by their propaganda arm in the media will walk on the last nerve of the American electorate and we’ll see a red tsunami in 2020.

As Yogi said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  But then again my favorite American philosopher also said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

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President Trump Stand by the Constitution May 4, 2018

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This is an open plea to our president.   Mr. Trump stand by the Constitution or fall for the Mueller persecution team’s perjury trap.

The only body that is competent under our Constitution to indict (impeach) or try a president is Congress, not a prosecutor, not a grand jury, not the regular courts, not even the Supreme Court.

If Mueller and his team of Democrat donor Hillary supporters get a subpoena from a Grand Jury send them a ham sandwich and refuse to comply.  If the swamp dwellers and their Star Chamber get a federal court to rule that you must comply ignore it.  If they appeal it to the Supreme Court and they order you to comply ignore it.

You are the President of the United States.  According to Article Two, Section Four, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”  And according to Article One, Section Three, “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”

The way it works is that the Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach an official, and it makes the Senate the sole court for impeachment trials.

After all these months of digging, of intimidating people trying to get them to offer damning testimony in exchange for the end of relentless persecution they have come up empty.  They don’t have anything or they would be moving forward with impeachment and now even crazy Nancy Pelosi is trying to talk Maxine Waters in off the ledge.  There are no grounds for impeachment.

So stand strong Mr. President.  Don’t let the Lilliputians get the threads on you in an obvious perjury trap that any interview or any other form of interrogation would entail.  They would be asking questions that they already no the answers to and expecting you to answer them by memory.  Even the slightest slip will be called perjury.  Having failed to find evidence of the imagined crime they were empaneled to investigate they are seeking to ensnare you in a process crime.

Don’t fall into their trap.  Don’t allow these minions of the Deep State to overthrow the results of a legally constituted election.  If it turns out that there is no chance to elect someone who doesn’t meet the standards of the nomenclature we have truly become an effective oligarchy disguised as an effective federal republic.

Mr. President, the people who voted to make America great again stand behind you.  Rise above these statists who seek to cling to power.  Drain the swamp and we can all watch the flowers of freedom grow.

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The Smoking Gun January 3, 2018

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Let’s see; the Clinton campaign pays for a former British spy to work with Russian intelligence to create a bogus document that is then used as the basis for wiretaps aimed at the Trump campaign and the media is trying to tell us, “Move along nothing to see here.”

Was the so-called dossier a hit piece from the begging?  Maybe we should listen to Mary Jacoby, the wife of Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter who started Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier.

She said on Facebook, “It’s come to my attention that some people still don’t realize what Glenn’s role was in exposing Putin’s control of Donald Trump.  Let’s be clear. Glenn conducted the investigation. Glenn hired Chris Steele. Chris Steele worked for Glenn.”

According to the website Tablet, “In June, three months after being hired by the lawyers for the Clinton campaign and the DNC, Simpson brought on Steele—but Steele hadn’t lived or worked in Russia in nearly 25 years. Since he was identified as a British spy in 1999, and was head of the Russia desk when Russian assassins killed FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko in a sushi restaurant in the British capital, Steele was hardly in a position to make discreet inquiries. Still, Simpson must have thought Steele’s name at a minimum would be useful in marketing whatever his firm pulled together. Reportedly, Steele had a good relationship with the FBI, and journalists love spies who spill secrets.”

Of course having all this bogus information to accuse Trump would do no good if their candidate was indicted before the election (or after) so of course the crimes of Hillary Clinton had to again be whitewashed.

Found under the heading, “Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.”

According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) a member of the House Judiciary Committee, “I can certainly say that my impression after these interviews is that there was extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias that benefitted her in this investigation and that she received special treatment as a consequence of her candidacy for president. … And we have email evidence from Andrew McCabe indicating that Hillary Clinton was going to get an ‘HQ Special,’ a headquarters special. That meant that the normal processes of the Washington field office weren’t followed and he had a special. And he had a very small group of people that had a pro-Hillary Clinton bias who had a direct role in changing that investigation from one that likely should have been criminal to one where she was able to walk.”

What should Trump do?

Roger Stone in Stone Cold Truth gives this advice, “The president must completely disempower and dismantle Robert S. Mueller’s fraudulent rogue prosecution gang, which is merely an extension of a larger corruption of power that is unparalleled in our history.”

Specifically he advises that the president must use every resource at his disposal to prosecute the almost-seditious abuses of power by lawless Clinton-Obama FBI and NSA apparatchiks who:

  • Politically weaponized the federal government’s electronic intelligence capabilities to spy on a presidential candidate and his campaign
  • Colluded with foreign and non-state intelligence agents to manufacture evidence used as false pretexts for securing FISA warrants that employed the national security laws of the United States to give illicit, illegal cover to this political espionage
  • Used the fruits of this political espionage activity to damage or otherwise hinder this candidate, once he had become president-elect and eventually President of the United States, through surreptitious releases of the criminally-procured information,
  • Fabricated and instigated false allegations about foreign state collusion implicating the president’s election campaign and family members, and
  • Perpetuated this massive criminal fraud on the American people for nearly a full year by manipulating and abusing the investigatory and prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice.

He further fleshes this out with the advice to, “The president must order his Attorney General to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Obama-Clinton-Mueller-Rosenstein criminal collusion that enriched the Clinton-Democrat crime syndicate by 100s of millions of dollars and further embedded the power of the deep state operators who facilitated what may be the most brazen of self-serving criminal treasons in American history: the multi-billion-dollar Uranium One pay-to-play scam. This incredible scheme perpetrated by the criminal Clintons and their coterie of minions and fellow travelers, implicates top officials of our federal government…including and especially the U.S Department of Justice, including and especially Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein.”

According to Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Fox News, “If there’s any collusion issue here, to me, it’s the FBI, it’s the Clinton campaign, it’s the Russians for that matter because it could be very likely that Russians were feeding Steele information to use against Donald Trump and it was fake information.”

And now the rats begin to abandon ship.

The Justice Department’s inspector general is conducting a broad investigation into how the department and FBI have handled recent matters, including the Clinton investigation. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s activities have been under scrutiny by the inspector general.

McCabe’s tenure has become entangled in recent years in politically charged controversies, including the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of private email when she was secretary of State, and the ongoing criminal probe into whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election campaign.

McCabe, 49, has served as the No. 2 official at the FBI since February 2016, and would leave some time after he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits in March.  So once we are liable to pay him a hefty pension for the rest of his life he leaves.  I wonder if any future convictions might interfere with the delivery of that fat pay check to the prison commissary?

How could any of this obviously trumped up attack have any chance of success?

Just remember impeachment is not a criminal proceeding, it’s a political one.  If the House decides to Impeach a president they can call anything they want a high crime or misdemeanor or just invent one.

As former assistant U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy said, “For argument’s sake, let’s assume the worst: Trump knew [General Michael] Flynn had lied to the FBI (i.e., that Flynn had committed at least one felony), and he leaned on Comey to close the FBI’s probe. Even with those assumptions, there is still no obstruction case. The FBI and the Justice Department are not a separate branch of government; they are subordinates of the president delegated to exercise his power, not their own.”  Therefore as McCarthy says, “There is no real crime because of the incontestable power of Trump to fire former FBI Director James Comey.”

One anti-Trumper author, Jennifer Rubin recently summed up the situation perfectly in the Washington Post, “The president doesn’t need to commit a crime to be impeached.”

Just the claim of obstruction of justice will be enough for the Democrats to act, even if, in a strictly legal sense, no crime actually occurred.

If the Mueller fishing expedition fails to find any evidence of a real crime by Trump, or if he claims there is evidence of a process-crime such as obstruction of justice, Democrats are likely to use the special counsel’s report as their platform for the midterm elections.

Therefore it will be the midterm elections that decide Trump’s fate.

It all comes down to a plot starting in the Obama White House to undermine our democracy.

As Lee Smith of Tablet puts it, “To date the investigation into the Fusion GPS-manufactured collusion scandal has focused largely on the firm itself, its allies in the press, as well as contacts in the Department of Justice and FBI. However, if a sitting president used the instruments of state, including the intelligence community, to disseminate and legitimize a piece of paid opposition research in order to first obtain warrants to spy on the other party’s campaign, and then to de-legitimize the results of an election once the other party’s candidate won, we’re looking at a scandal that dwarfs Watergate—a story not about a bad man in the White House, but about the subversion of key security institutions that are charged with protecting core elements of our democratic process while operating largely in the shadows.”

This is the smoking gun.  Yes there was collusion.  Yes there was (and is) a plot to undermine our system.  And yes all the evidence is beginning to point straight at Obama, Hillary, and Democrat controlled Deep State.  It is time to drain the swamp before America drowns in the filthy waters of a media enhanced whirlpool.

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From the You’ve Got to be Kidding Me Department August 21, 2017

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And now for something completely different:

It’s starting to feel like we’re living in a Monty Python episode.  I keep waiting for the Secretary of the Department of Silly Walks to show up on CNN or one of its fellow fake news networks telling us that we need to impeach President Trump because of his hair.

Rush Limbaugh summed it up perfectly (as usual) when he said, “Black people and white people who were never slaves are fighting white people and others who were never Nazis over Confederate statues erected by Democrats — and somehow it’s all Donald Trump’s fault.”

The altleft AntiFa Blackshirts with their ski masks, bottle of urine, profanity, and violence pretend to oppose the altleft neo-fascists and the media megaphone plays along pretending one side is right and one is left.  Nazis are national socialists.  Both sides are socialist agitators using the time honored tactics of social disruption in an attempt to gain power.

Unfortunately for America the AntiFa Blackshirts are the bully boys of the Democrat/Media complex so they continue to get treated with kid gloves.  Their crimes are covered up and their real message of hate is glossed over.

They seek to defend free speech by not allowing anyone who disagrees with them to speak.  They seek to erase our history so they can rewrite it into an anticolonial screed straight out of Hollywood.  To them America is the greatest threat to mankind.  To them our very founding was blemished by hypocrisy and hate.  To them the very discovery of the Americas by Europeans was an act of bigotry and enslavement.

If they have their way their violent imposition of Saul Alinsky’s Amerika will finally fulfill the promise/threat of Obama to fundamentally transform our nation.

During my career as a college professor I’ve been involved in the establishment of Dual Enrollment Programs wherein high school students could take one class and gain high school and college credit through a local community college.

While doing this I’ve reviewed text books on American History that have more space given to Malcolm X than to George Washington.  I’ve seen Political Science teachers give assignments such as “Watch Michael Moore’s mockumentary Fahrenheit 11/9 and then write an essay exposing how many ways President Bush lied to get us into the Iraq War.”  What I’ve seen designed and implemented over the last few decades has been the substitution of indoctrination for education and the triumph of political correctness.

The Progressives have captured the media, Hollywood, academia, and public education.  They’re rebelling now because enough Americans in enough of the right places voted to bring some real change.  We voted to regain control of our borders, to put America First in trade and foreign affairs.  We voted to roll back the bureaucracy and allow free enterprise to Make America Great Again.  We voted to drain the swamp.

The establishment cannot allow any of this to take place just as they cannot allow President Trump to succeed.  If we need to bring in a professional Business man to clean up the mess the professional politicians have made what do we need professional politicians for?  The perpetually re-elected hacks in Congress will continue to thwart every effort by President Trump to implement his promises.  The Bureaucracy will continue to leak and stonewall.  And their AntiFa Blackshirt bully boys will continue their assault on every expression of the America we voted for.  Their goal is impeachment and their witch hunt won’t end until they have scalps to show for all their effort.

Their media carries on a day after day 24/7 assault upon President Trump.  The bought and paid for perpetually re-elected hacks battle the President’s agenda, our agenda in every committee, in every vote, in every speech, tweet, and soundbite.  And all the while their AntiFa Blackshirts attempt to take control of the streets and violently suppress any public support for President Trump or the America his supporters want to see restored.

This should be no surprise if you have read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.  He laid out the goals and tactics long ago.  President Obama did his best to apologize, lie, and subvert America into the third world.  Now he leads the Resist 45 Movement from his lair in DC.  Since his chosen successor lost her bid to seal the deal we’re faced with this insurgency of hate.

If you take the time to listen to their media megaphone you’ll hear how the storm troopers of the left are destroying public and private property, assaulting people, and stifling free speech all in the name of social justice.  This reminds me of the conundrum I have always faced concerning abortion; how can a moral wrong be a civil right.  In this case I ask myself how can social justice be so harmful to society and so unjust?

Watching the media cartel’s talking heads on any of their endless panels of experts tell me how terrible President Trump is, why I should hate him, and pray for his impeachment I keep waiting for the door to fly open and Wolf Blitzer as Cardinal Ximinez to rush in flanked by his two junior cardinals Jake Tapper as Cardinal Biggles with his goggles pushed over his forehead and Rachel Madow as Cardinal Fang.

I can almost hear Cardinal Blitzer pontificating, “NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. Our two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency…. Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to Obama…. Our four…no… Amongst our weapons…. Amongst our weaponry…are such elements as fear, surprise….and endless criticism.

As we descend into lunacy….as the theater of the absurd races across our TV screens nightly disguised as news it reminds me of the new old saying, “Obama called me a clinger.  Hillary called me despicable.  Terrorists call me an infidel.  Trump calls me an American.”

I know it’s politically incorrect to us the “M” word but we need to man up and stand up for what we believe.  We have to reject the absurdity of the Progressives and let the world know we voted for change and we want what we voted for!  Drain the swamp and make America great again.

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Smoking Gun August 14, 2017

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Even the leftwing magazine The Nation is beginning to report the truth.  There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by the Russians.  It was instead an inside job perpetrated by staffers who were outraged at the collusion between the Clinton campaign and the former head of the DNC disgraced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The writers in The Nation went so far as to say, “In addition, the experts found forensic evidence proving the initial documents published by the hacker Guccifer 2.0 were forgeries intended to finger Moscow.”

Citing details the extensive findings by “qualified experts working independently of one another.”

Nation went on to provide further details and conclusions regarding the alleged hack that was one of the original reasons for the birth of the Trump – Russian collusion fantasy.

“Forensic investigations of documents made public two weeks prior to the July 5 leak by the person or entity known as Guccifer 2.0 show that they were fraudulent,” the experts said.

“Before Guccifer posted them, they were adulterated by cutting and pasting them into a blank template that had Russian as its default language.

“Guccifer took responsibility on June 15 for an intrusion the DNC reported on June 14 and professed to be a WikiLeaks source — claims essential to the official narrative implicating Russia in what was soon cast as an extensive hacking operation.”

“To put the point simply,” the experts concluded, “forensic science now devastates this narrative.”  In other words as the title of their article points out the original DNC hack that exposed the crooked way in which the primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was a mere show  a rigged operation with a foregone conclusion.  The hack wasn’t a hack.  It was leak an inside job, by a DNC staffer not by Russia.

If this wasn’t enough to show the Big Lie of the Trump – Russian collusion fantasy Wanda Carruthers of Newsmax reports Marcel Lehel Lazar, known as Guccifer, arrested in 2014 and serving a seven-year sentence in Romania.

Gruccifer was sentenced for hacking Sidney Blumenthal, an ally of former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Lazar is best known for inadvertently discovering that Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, was using a private email server.

According to Lazar another hack last year of the Democratic National Committee’s mail system supposedly by Gruciffer 2.0 was not conducted by Russians, but rather was done by U.S. government agencies, Lazar suggested.  He said “The Russians are more skillful than this to let tracks in the documents [point] to them.  So, this is made by the other guys who wanted [to point] to the Russians.”

According to the Special Counsel Law there must be an underlying crime for the appointment of a Special Counsel.  The evidence is pouring in that the underlying crime, Trump – Russian collusion fantasy is just that, a fantasy.  We know that the leaker James Comey choreographed events to ensure the appointment of his fellow-traveler, Robert Mueller as the Special Counsel.

These are nothing more than tactics used to advance the strategy of de-legitimizing President Trump and eventually his impeachment and removal thus reversing the results of the 2016 election.  This will be the canary in the coal mine, people will never be indicted for collusion with Russia they will be indicted for other crimes supposedly unearthed (or generated) by the Special Counsels team of Clinton supporters and other democrat operatives.

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Republicrats Impeachment and the Silent Coup August 9, 2017

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We have a three pronged attack aiming to reverse the results of last November’s election.  First comes the Government Party, let’s call them the Republicrats, made up of the perpetually re-elected hacks who infest the capital of the world.  Second is the deep state cancer that infects the federal bureaucracy.  And third are the one world social democrats masquerading as journalists.

These three give their middle finger to America as they point their index fingers at President Trump.  They accuse him of colluding with the Russians to steal the last election.  And all the while they’re colluding with leakers committing felonies and endangering American security in an effort to overthrow the President.

A few things to illustrate the problem:

According to Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon:

A new wave of leaks targeting the Trump administration has actively endangered ongoing intelligence and military operations being conducted by the United States and its allies, sparking anger and concern inside and outside the White House, according to multiple conversations with senior U.S. officials intimately familiar with the situation.

The classified leaks, which are being handed to sympathetic journalists by former Obama administration officials who left the government and by holdovers still serving in the Trump administration, have damaged a number of ongoing operations, ranging from American efforts to prevent Russian infiltration of the United States to Israeli efforts against ISIS, sources said.

According to Theodore Bunker of Newsmax:

The FBI has seized smashed hard drives from the home of a Democratic House staffer an aide to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, The Daily Caller reported.

Imran Awan, a longtime IT aide of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., is under investigation for allegedly stealing equipment and improperly accessing the House IT network, while working in Congress. Shortly after the case went public, Awan moved out of his home in Lorton, Virginia, renting it eventually to a couple, one a Marine Corps veteran and one a Navy Officer.

The renters told The Daily Caller they found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner.” They called the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which coordinated with the FBI and Capitol Police to seize the equipment.

“It was in the garage. They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” the unnamed Marine, who spoke under the condition of anonymity out of concern for his wife’s career, told The Daily Caller. “It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has admitted that she violated official information security policy – blaming the chief administrative officer in the House of Representatives for not stopping her, the Daily Caller reports.

According to John Solomon of The Hill:

The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.

The Hill reviewed the new ACLU documents as well as compliance memos released by the NSA inspector general and identified more than 90 incidents where violations specifically cited an impact on Americans. Many incidents involved multiple persons, multiple violations or extended periods of time.

For instance, the government admitted improperly searching the NSA’s foreign intercept data on multiple occasions, including one instance in which an analyst ran the same search query about an American “every work day” for a period between 2013 and 2014.

According to John Solomon of The Hill:

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing top political aides of President Obama of making hundreds of requests during the 2016 presidential race to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials.

Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), in a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, said the requests were made without specific justifications on why the information was needed.

“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in the letter to Coats.

The Obama ‘Demasking’ Scandal is not just growing, it’s surging.  Everyday more comes to light showing how the Obummber administration as it headed for the showers did their best to disseminate classified information as far afield as possible.   Of course the ABCNBCCBSPBSCNNMASNBCNPR Cartel isn’t going to tell the low-information voters anything about it and of course they won’t do any research of their own.  So I guess it’s just between you and I and the millions who care to look.

According to Fred Fleitz of Newsmax:

You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media, but the scandal of Obama officials weaponizing U.S. intelligence to collect against their political enemies is not just growing, it’s surging.

There have been several damning reports over the last few weeks that Obama officials made hundreds of requests to “demask” the names of Trump campaign and transition officials from intelligence reports. Some of these demasked names were leaked to the press to hurt Mr. Trump politically before and after the election.

And all this cloak and dagger skullduggery is leading up to one thing, the impeachment of President Trump.  Since they’ve known from the beginning there was no collusion between the President and the Russians they have to find another way to thread the needle.  The Special Counsel witch-hunt is frantically searching day and night to find anything to call a crime so they can get the ball rolling.  And the political savants in Congress are doing their bit too.  They’re attempting to pass a bill, hopefully for them, with a veto proof majority that makes it a crime for the President to fire the Special Counsel.  This is a replay of the same strategy used to impeach President Andrew Johnson.

In Johnson’s case it was the Tenure of Office Act. The action of President Johnson that led directly to his impeachment was his deliberate violation of the Tenure of Office Act. The Tenure of Office Act was repealed in 1887. In 1926, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional even though it had been repealed almost 40 years before.

So here we go again.  How can it possibly make sense to pass a law saying that the head of the executive branch is committing a crime to fire someone who works for the executive branch?  But that’s where we’re headed.  If there is no crime they’ll manufacture one.

According to Joe Crowe of Newsmax:

A bipartisan (Republicrat) bill in the Senate would turn Department of Justice regulations about the president’s ability to take action against a special counsel into law, according to Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.

The bill would also require that an attorney general confirmed by the Senate would be the only official able to fire Mueller, according to Coons.

If for this or any other reason the House impeaches and the Senate removes President Trump we Deplorables out here in fly over country may see this whole election business for a sham.  If we dare to elect someone who isn’t one of the self-appointed crooked lawyers whose conflicts of interest are aided and abetted by the special interests the big bi-coastal pajama boys will just overturn our choice and go back to business as usual.  Or so they think.

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They Serve at the Pleasure of the President May 17, 2017

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How does impeachment of a president work?  The House of Representatives acting as a super grand jury votes an indictment or impeachment.  The Senate acting as a jury decides whether or not the charges brought warrant conviction.  If the president is convicted by the Senate he is removed from office.  If two thirds of the Senate fails to vote to convict the charges are dropped.  In that case the president was still impeached but not convicted.

In 1868 the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson.  This was the first time any president was impeached.  Contrary to popular belief President Nixon was never impeached.  He resigned while the Watergate debacle was still under investigation.  President Clinton was impeached but like Johnson he was not convicted by the Senate so he remained in office until the end of his term.

Why is this history lesson appropriate for May 17, 2017?  Because I believe President Trump is going to be impeached.

Why was Andrew Johnson impeached?  Although there were eleven articles of impeachment the main reason and primary cause was that he fired Edwin M. Stanton from the office of Secretary of the Department of War.  Congress had passed a law: the Tenure of Office Act.  This became law in 1867, over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. It denied the president the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The act was significantly amended on April 5, 1869. Congress repealed the act in its entirety in 1887. In 1926, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional even though it had been repealed almost forty years before.

All appointees of the executive office serve at the pleasure of the president.  He hires them, and even though the major ones must be confirmed by the Senate, he can fire them.

Andrew Johnson missed being convicted by the Senate by one vote.

Why was Bill Clinton impeached?  In this case there were only two articles of impeachment: lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.  President Clinton was acquitted on both articles of impeachment. Needing a two-thirds majority to convict the prosecution failed to achieve even a majority. On the first charge of perjury, 45 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted “not guilty,” and on the second charge of obstruction of justice the Senate was split 50-50.  However, others who were not as politically attuned were not so lenient.

In April 1999, U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright found Clinton in contempt of court for giving false testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment trial and fined him more than $90,000.  Once he lost his presidential immunity he was disbarred from practicing law in Arkansas and was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court.  Additionally he was fined $25,000 for his testimony in the Lewinsky incident.

Now the impeachment drums are beating again.  Democrats determined since November 8th to declare the Trump victory illicit by any means necessary are planning a coup.  The RESIST! Movement with its Antifa bully boys dressed in black hiding behind masks has no legs.  The American people will tire of their over-the-top antics and eventually they will spawn their own backlash in a call for law and order.

However, the political hacks, the perpetually re-elected in Congress are a horse of different color.  They’re biding their time waiting for enough blood to stain the water.  They’re waiting for their stenographers in the ABCCBSNBCPBSCNNMSNBC Cartel to give them enough political cover.  Then they’ll pounce.

Andrew Johnson was a Democrat impeached by a Republican Congress after the Civil War when the Democrat Party was completely discredited. The Republicans had a super majority and still they couldn’t convict.

In Bill Clinton’s case Republicans voted with Democrats not to convict even though some on both sides of the aisle gave speeches saying they knew he was guilty and repudiating his actions.

In the case of President Trump his political enemies have been field testing charges since day one.  They say Russians hacked the election, and even though Hillary won the popular vote these hypothetical Russians were trying to elect Trump.  They say President Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election.  Even though months of hearings and armies of investigative reporters have been chasing this mirage there is still no evidence.

Now he fired the Director of the FBI, and he supposedly gave classified information to the Russians.  Everyone admits he has every right to fire any of the political appointees in the executive branch, and President Putin is offering to give the official transcripts of the meeting between Mr. Trump and the Russian ambassador which prove no classified information was shared.  However innocence may not be enough to avoid impeachment just as it might not be enough to avoid conviction.

Why?  Because the Ryan Rhinos control the house and the McCain/McConnell Never Trumpers control the Senate.

Donald Trump is the one thing none of the elites of the Washington Swamp can abide: a non-politician who beat them all at their own game.  They cannot afford to let anyone see behind the curtain and find out how the sausage is made.  They are dedicated to the proposition that government is too complicated for an average Joe to understand.  While Mr. Trump is far from an average Joe he is not one of them.  He didn’t go to the right schools, he didn’t pay his dues on the hustings, and he shines the light on the fact that they aren’t as special as they want us to think they are.

As I have said many times, I think the first 535 names out of any phone book would yield a Congress at least as good as what we have.  What we have now is the best Congress money can buy.  Under the Telephone Book Party we would at least have a few regular people in there.

Watch the news.  Try to discern the fake from the real.  Tempests in teapots and phony scandals will continue to ruffle the waters until the Government Party is ready to overthrow the Country Party.  I believe impeachment will come.  What will be the reaction of those riding the Trump train?

Will it be despair and withdrawal or rage and confrontation?

Over the years I have offered one piece of advice repeatedly.  Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.

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Trump the Chumps March 22, 2017

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This is it.  This is the last chance we have of returning our nation to an agenda of America First.  If the globalists among the perpetually re-elected twin headed bird of prey that is the best Congress money can buy along with their Deep State/Permanent Government allies can successfully thwart this attempt to make America Great Again there will be no reprieve.  The stenographers of the Democrat Party, the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBS Cartel media megaphone trumpets their fake news every day.  Within hours this becomes the personal opinion of their legions of militantly apathetic low information voters.

The last person elected president who wanted to drain the swamp was Nixon in 1972.  Before that it was JFK.  Mr. President, watch your back.  The RINOs in Congress along with their brethren across the aisle are planning the Nixon treatment for you.  Let us pray there is no one planning the JFK treatment.

America has been sold down the river for so long many people have come to enjoy the ride.  Like paying customers on an amusement ride they float along through the tunnel of entitlements not knowing that at the end of the tunnel is a waterfall called austerity.  You just simply cannot continue to spend more than you make forever.  While it may sound like fun to charge your overdrawn Mastercard to your Visa and your overdrawn Visa to your Discover and then get a cash advance on your Mastercard to pay your Discover eventually you run out of other people’s money

We have been following the pipers on our way to bankruptcy like rats out of Hamelin.  The music sounded great, “♪ You can have it all for free ♫” but eventually you have to pay the piper.

President Trump’s first budget is a down payment on a debt too big to be paid.  It is a stretch to believe we could ever see twenty trillion dollars paid off in our lifetime but we can make a start.  We can begin to scratch our way out of the hole our out of control spending has dug.

Have you ever heard of the scratch test?  An old man, the descendant of a band of robbers from Italy once told me that in the Old Country they would throw new born babies into a marble pool and if the baby did not at least scratch at the side in an attempt to live they would let it drown.

Another old story is that if you find yourself stuck in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging.

Support the President’s Budget.  Ignore the Cartel and their fake news.  Let you senators and congress person know you want them to support the president.  In other words, “Trump the chumps, stay the course and make America great again.”

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The Last Comic Standing August 7, 2014

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At one time if you had said that an African-American would be president of the United States people would have thought you were crazy.  Praise God those days are behind us.  At one time if you had said there would be a rogue president violating the Constitution at will and daring Congress to impeach him you would have been accused of either taking drugs or needing some.   Sad to say those days are upon us.

Some will ask how is President Obama violating the Constitution?

  • He made recess appointments to the National labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the Senate was in session.  This was found to be unconstitutional by a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision.
  • Obama Administration uses IRS to target conservative, Christian and pro-Israel organizations, donors, and citizens.
  • In an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment, the Obama Justice Department ordered criminal investigations of FOX News reporters for doing their jobs during the 2012 election year.
  • President Obama, throughout his Presidency, has refused to enforce long-established U.S. immigration laws. For example .

More than 300,000 captured illegal aliens had been processed and were awaiting deportation. But, incredibly, Obama stopped these deportations and ordered the U.S. border patrol to release many of these illegal aliens in violation of law and without explanation.

Congress rejected Obama’s so called DREAM ACT – which would have granted permanent residency to many illegal aliens. So Obama enacted his own version of the DREAM ACT by Executive Order, thus directly defying Congress. According to Obama’s Executive Order, illegal aliens can stay in America if they are under the age of thirty, have been in America for at least five years, are enrolled in school or have graduated from high school, and have committed no felonies.

  • Obama has refused to build a double-barrier security fence along the U.S.-Mexican border in direct violation of the 2006 Secure Fence Act. This law requires that “at least two layers of reinforced fencing” be built along America’s 650-mile border with Mexico. So far, just 40 miles of this fence have been built – most of it during the Bush Administration.

 

  • Obama’s Health and Human Services Department has, on its own (without Congressional approval), issued a mandate that all health insurance plans must include coverage for abortion-inducing drugs. As a result, pro-life employers and taxpayers are now effectively required by law to pay for abortions.

This mandate is an unconstitutional attack on the protections for freedom of religion and freedom of conscience in the First Amendment and the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This mandate also directly violates the ObamaCare law enacted by Congress, which prohibits any and all taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortions.

Operation Fast & Furious.

“Operation Fast & Furious” was the Obama Administration’s gun-running scheme that put thousands of American-made semi-automatic weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels and resulted in the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress and the public, claiming he didn’t know about his Justice Department’s Fast & Furious operation.

Congress has now held Mr. Holder in contempt for defying congressional subpoenas and refusing to turn over thousands of Justice Department documents on Fast & Furious. President Obama asserted Executive Privilege to try to protect Holder. But for Executive Privilege to apply, Obama would have had to have known about Fast & Furious, making the President as culpable as Holder.

Investigators suspect that Fast & Furious was an effort by the Obama Administration to discredit lawful gun ownership in America by purposefully creating gun crimes, thus inducing public outcry for gun control. When it put thousands of semi-automatic weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, the Obama Justice Department knew these guns would be used to commit crimes, perhaps even kill some Americans. Then Obama could say: “See how dangerous these guns are. We must ban them.”

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Regulated the Internet despite a court order from the Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. stating that the FCC does not have the power to regulate the Internet.
  • Department of Justice (DOJ): Rejected state voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States. DOJ ignored section 8 of the Voting Rights Act which calls for protections against voter fraud, and used section 5 to administratively block measures to protect the integrity of elections passed by state legislatures.
  • DOJ: In violation of 10th Amendment, sued to prevent Arizona from using reasonable measures to discourage illegal immigration within its borders. Arizona has a large number of illegal immigrants, compared to other states, and needs to be able to act to reduce the number.
  • DOJ: Went to court to stop enforcement of Alabama’s immigration reform laws, which require collection of the immigration status of public school students, require businesses to use E-Verify, and prohibit illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): Interfered with a Michigan church’s selection of its own ministers by trying to force the church to reinstate a minister who was discharged for her disagreement with the religious doctrine of the church
  • Department of Energy (DOE): In 2009, the Obama Administration arbitrarily broke federal law, violated various contracts, and derailed the most studied energy project in American history at Yucca Mountain by denying it a license, thus costing the American people more than $31 billion.
  • Without Congressional approval, Obama gutted the work requirement for welfare recipients passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
  • In the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, Obama illegally shortchanged bond holders in favor of Labor Unions, despite U.S. bankruptcy laws that specify that bond holders be first in line to be paid back.
  • Eager to use the killing of Osama bin Laden for political gain, Obama exposed the identity and method of operation of the Navy SEALs team that conducted the operation in Pakistan, thus exposing its members to a lifetime of risk because they have been targeted for assassination by Islamists. A short time after Obama exposed the Navy SEALs’ method of operation, 22 SEALs were shot down and killed in Afghanistan. It is a violation of law for the President or any American to reveal classified military secrets.
  • President Obama established an extra-constitutional top secret “kill list” of people (including Americans) who can be summarily killed on sight – presumably by drones — without due process. Once on Obama’s kill list, an American citizen can be targeted and executed on the opinion of a single government bureaucrat.
  • Obama Administration officials twisted the arms of defense contractors to not issue layoff notices in October of 2012 so as to avoid causing bad news for Obama right before the election — even though federal law (the “WARN Act”) requires such notices. Not only is this a violation of the WARN Act, it’s also an unlawful use of federal officials for campaign purposes.
  • President Obama intervened militarily in Libya in 2011 without the Congressional approval required by the War Powers Act.
  • Obama knowingly lied to Congress and the American people about the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The President and his representatives repeatedly said an anti-Islamic video sparked a spontaneous uprising in Libya that resulted in the killings even though Obama knew that the attack was a well-planned military-style assault by al Qaeda on the anniversary of September 11.
  • Michelle Obama’s family trip to Africa in June of 2011, including a private safari at a South African game reserve, cost American taxpayers $424,000 for air travel alone. Mrs. Obama brought along her makeup artist and hairstylist, as well as her mother, a niece and nephew, and her daughters, who were listed as “senior staff members.”

This is a long list.  Obviously there are those who will dispute some if not all of them.  There are others who will want to add more.  Either way there seems to be a consensus that our president has decided that he can rule without Congress and that the laws don’t apply to him or his administration.  When Congress won’t pass the legislation the president wants he gets in their face by announcing “I have a pen and I’ve got a phone.”  He is declaring that he will use public pressure and executive orders to effect the changes Congress refuses to legislate.

Even though the House, through its republican leader Speaker John Boehner, has already declared that it will abdicate its Constitutional responsibility and not even consider impeachment, the President and his fellow-travelers are barnstorming the country daring or as some say begging them to impeach.  This is a unique situation.  Why would a president even speak of impeachment?

The democratic machine is using it for fundraising.  They are also using it gin up support among their base and to advance their call for even more executive orders.  How sad that the best strategy our rulers can come up with to seek for continued electoral victory is a straw man called impeachment.  That is the best they have.  They can’t point to successes in the economy, foreign relations or healthcare.  They can offer nothing better than “Don’t let them impeach our guy.”  This is the theater of the absurd come to life.

This reminds me of a story about a wake held for the meanest man in town:  The minister gave a short eulogy and then asked if anyone wanted to say anything nice about the deceased.  After a lengthy and awkward silence a voice from the back of the room shouted, “His brother was worse.”

Ever since BHO was elected all we have heard is that everything is George Bush’s fault.  Is that it?  Is that the best that can be said for this president, someone else was worse?  And now that this timeworn mantra has lost its effectiveness is the only rallying cry of his supporters/donors, “Stand by our guy or he might get impeached”?   How pathetic. The successor to Washington, Jefferson, and Madison is doing a stand-up routine with one-liners such as, “So sue me,” and “You’re not going to get me impeached are you?”

This has become so bizarre it makes one wonder, is this administration really a comedy routine?

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2014 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

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