Saturday morning interlude

Via HP

First up, this one mentioned on Rush, a scene from the the next Democrat primary debate including BO (yes he is a BO too) doing his stand on the table thing.  Now the guy is 6’4″ so it is really weird but then they all are. Also shown Bernie “why nut”  and The Groper (definitely not the Gipper).

 

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The media that loves John McCain so dearly today, didn’t love him in 2008.

I was one of the 32 -37% who still Supported “The W” at the end of his 2nd term.

The media that loves John McCain so dearly today, didn’t love him in 2008. They loved his opponent.

It’s my recollection that McCain spoke more highly of Barack Obama during the campaign than he did of the outgoing President Bush.

McCain basically threw Bush under the bus. He ran a negative campaign all right, against his own sitting President. McCain said bupkis bad about Barry O.

His treatment of the only positive in his 2008 run, Sarah Palin, was, to be kind, shabby.

McCain was the final NO vote, sinking Obamacare’s repeal.

At his passing, I had zero respect for that bitter old man.

Donald Trump dissed McCain in 2016. The media said that statement would kill Trump’s candidacy. They were wrong. Trump was elected.

That same media has now deified McCain, not because they like him, but because they hate Trump.

Once again they say Trump’s speaking “ill of the dead” will sink him. I think not.

Gene Mattechek

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McConnell has on one matter striven to give conservatism a fighting chance

This Just Facts Daily feature fleshes out a long-standing truth about campaign finance reform the old McCain Feingold convolutions — and gives context to the constitutional necessity of the Citizens United decision.  Mitch McConnell has sat on his hands, shaved or been ineffective about many important cultural and governmental matters important to conservatism. We can give him credit for being stalwart in support of protecting against big-media monopoly of political speech.  Unfortunately for us, and his key legacy at this point, the lack of a wall in various political ways works to undermine what can be sustained of conservatism and our constitutional republic.   R Mall

The Real “Big Money” in Politics

Just Facts Daily  By James D. Agresti

Left-leaning media outlets and politicians often condemn “big money” in politics. They argue that wealthy citizens have an “unfair advantage” in free speech because they can generously finance candidates and purchase ads to voice their views. However, the biggest money in politics, by far, is wielded by media corporations and lawmakers.

One Media Corporation Versus All Republican Donors

According to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, federal Republican presidential candidates, congressional candidates, and special interest groups spent a combined total of $5.5 billion in the latest presidential and congressional election cycles (2015–2018). Over this period, the New York Times corporation had revenues of $6.6 billion—or 20% more than the entire Republican political machinery.

The Ochs–Sulzberger family has owned a controlling share of the New York Times for more than a century. Hence, measured by money, this one extended family has more power to speak than the combined donations of all U.S. citizens to federal Republican campaigns and causes.

The New York Times Co. is one of many corporations that own media outlets like the Washington Post, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, Time, and CNN. These corporations are sometimes controlled by the world’s wealthiest people. As CNBC recently reported, in just the past several years:

Billionaire Salesforce founder Marc Benioff bought Time. Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post. The Emerson Collective, a social justice organization founded and run by billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs (the widow of Steve Jobs), bought The Atlantic.

While certain politicians and reporters rail against big money and corporate involvement in politics, their concern does not seem to extend to media corporations and their wealthy owners.

The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits Congress from “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” and the 14th Amendment forbids states from doing the same. That is the full extent of what the Constitution says about these matters. It does not give journalists or media corporations greater rights to free speech than anyone else. As explained by the Cornell Legal Information Institute:

Despite popular misunderstanding, the right to freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment is not very different from the right to freedom of speech. It allows an individual to express themselves through publication and dissemination. It is part of the constitutional protection of freedom of expression. It does not afford members of the media any special rights or privileges not afforded to citizens in general.

Foreign Involvement

Although federal law prohibits foreigners from directly spending money on U.S. political campaigns, it does not bar them from owning shares in U.S. media corporations that endorse political candidates and publish articles, commentaries, and videos that influence public opinion. As detailed by the Congressional Research Service: “There does not appear to be a federal statute prohibiting the investment by foreign citizens in United States newspapers and magazines.”

In 2015, Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim became the largest single shareholder of the New York Times Company. He also loaned it $250 million during the Great Recession in 2009. According to the Times, Slim did this when the Times corporation “looked to be in peril” as the “world economy” was “struggling and credit tight.” The same article described Slim as “one of the world’s richest people, worth about $72 billion.”

Thus, one of the wealthiest people in the world—a non-U.S. citizen—played a key role in ensuring the survival of a U.S. media corporation that has more monetary resources than all federal Republican candidates, the Republican Party, and Republican special interest groups combined. Yet, the Times editorial board used its platform in 2012 to denounce people “with big bank accounts” and “big megaphones” who “drown out other voices” in politics.

The Biggest Money in Politics

In March of 2019, every Democrat in the House of Representatives voted to pass the “For the People Act.” Among other things, this 706-page bill allegedly aims to “reduce the influence of big money in politics.” According to the bill, these funds come from “corporations, extremely wealthy individuals, and special interests,” but in reality, the total political spending of everyone in the U.S. is a tiny fraction of the taxpayer money that politicians take from some people and give to others. Such welfare is a direct incentive for the recipients to vote for politicians who give it to them.

For example, Food Stamps—which is just one of many major means-tested welfare programsspent an average of $72.0 billion per year during 2015–2018. In contrast, federal government data shows that all federal candidates, political parties, special interest groups, and lobbyists spent a combined average of $6.4 billion per year during this period.

In other words, this one federal welfare program spends 11 times more money than the entire nation spends on political campaigns and lobbying. Taking all federal welfare programs into account, this ratio rises to 109 times.

In 2017, the federal government spent a total of $2,677 billion on social programs that transfer money from some people to others. This is 418 times greater than all federal campaign spending and lobbying.

Summary

Left-leaning politicians and media personalities—from Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders to Bill Moyers and Carl Bernstein—frequently decry “big money” in politics. These ideological allies also lobby for laws to muzzle the political speech of others, while they simultaneously employ the largest amounts and arguably the most influential forms of money in politics.

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S**t head to be freed; Johnny Spann still dead

John Walker Lindh, American ex-Taliban fighter, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islamism https://www.foxnews.com/us/american-ex-taliban-fighter-to-be-released-in-may-seek-to-move-to-ireland-despite-authorities-warning-he-hasnt-denounced-islamism
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– John Walker Lynch (aka Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi ) is set to be freed after serving about 18 of 20 years sentence: Remember him?

– Was America’s ‘Gift’ to the Taliban; Young Johnny ‘Went Marching off to Fight For the Taliban’ But Probably Won’t ‘Come Marching Home Again’: Plans to Settle in Ireland Where He’s gained Citizenship even though he’s Spoken Fondly of ISIS to Media

– Convicted for “supporting Taliban”, Lindh was Involved in the Death of CIA Agent John Spann During Uprising in Afghan Prison; Spann Became First US Casualty in Afghan war

– Dubbed “Shit Head” by US Marines Who Recaptured and Held Lindh

– Media Reporting that “hardliners”…You know the Kind… most Former GI’s and/or Trump Voters…”urged authorities to consider treason charges that could have resulted in the death penalty”.

– Still Remains an Islamic Radical

– In line for the “Bowe Bergdahl Duty, Honor, & Distinction” Award? Will be presented to Lindh by Ilhan Omar if Democrat Wins Presidency in 2020?

– Nation Anxiously Awaits Comment by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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But, don’t feel too badly for “Johnny”. Google his name and you’ll find 9 out of 10 or so links to stories lamenting how poor Johnny was just a kid when he became radicalized, was confused and often didn’t know how he got in so much trouble. And, on top of that, he was mistreated by our military and intelligence service, and even wrongly convicted in some folks’ learned opinions. (For a heavily sympathetic portrayal of “Abu”, one can get the “real lowdown” at Wikipedia. Your heart will go out to the now-38 year old ‘happy warrior’)     DLH

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Good ol’ Neil Cavuto

  • Cavuto Knows Who the New Paymasters are
  • Leads Show With Criticism of Trump Over Attack on “Hero McCain”

Neil Cavuto could hardly contain his glee over what he considers to be a major stumble by Trump.

Since the public revelation of how aggressively the late senator spread around the media, and Washington, the now discredited “Steele Dossier”, by which the Hillary campaign and the Deep State hoped to destroy Trump, the media has been salivating over what they expected Trump’s reaction would be.

They weren’t disappointed this week.

When asked by a reporter about his criticism of McCain from earlier in the week, Trump reiterated his lack of fondness for the senator.

“Whoopee!”, Cavuto undoubtedly cried. “Trump’s tweets have done it this time! And now his confirmation of his dislike for “a great American” has at last, done him in”. That can be reasonably assumed to be Cavuto’s reaction, judging from his on air behavior.

He followed up on his rather unrestrained report by having three guests on to discuss this latest ‘presidential outrage’…two liberals and a pro-McCain “Republican”.

As expected they all agreed: a) John McCain was one of America’s greatest war heroes ever, b) Everybody in America, and the world, thought so, and revere him, and Donald Trump is the ‘worst person’ to have ever occupied the Oval Office.

Like Sara Lee, ‘Nobody don’t like John McCain’.

Well, not exactly every one considers the late senator our nation’s greatest ‘war hero’.

We’ve noted in previous posts that, however McCain’s behavior in captivity in North Vietnam will, perhaps eventually be fully known, there are various aspects of his life both before and after Vietnam that would not be considered ‘honorable’ or so praiseworthy. An undistinguished academic record as a Naval Academy midshipman; a “hot dog’ pilot whose antics may have had very tragic consequences, a very unseemly marital record following his return from North Vietnam; embarrassing opportunism throughout his political career; an extraordinarily poor performance as a presidential candidate and a campaign that was as damaging, or moreso to his own party’s ‘downticket’ candidates than toward his and his party’s opposition.

So intent is preserving a media-loving image as a “maverick’ within his own party, McCain often disappointed even his own Arizona constituency (other than his moneyed donors) , with perhaps his most dishonest action, for which Trump is properly most critical… his decisive vote to repudiate his party’s, and his own, definitive campaign promise…to repeal Obamacare!

In many ways, and with some regret that a putative “American Hero’ is, in our view, petty, disloyal to the people who supported him, and, a man who even as he left the public stage…and this world forever, could not restrain from trying to discredit and undermine, the elected leader of the United States of America, the nation he claimed to love.

Oh…and to Neil Cavuto, it looks like you’re going to be fine under the leadership of “The New Fox”…featuring Paul Ryan, and the liberal Murdoch boys!      DLH

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A message for the “woke” socialist trendies

Related reading: Young People’s Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age

Via Intellectual Froglegs thanks to SF

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Short Takes

You are already “woke” so this stuff does not need a whole lot of explanation:

From SF:

How Can Iowa Control Property Tax Increases?

One way is to support SSB1229 which limits ability of government to use taxpayer dollars to pay lobbyists (counties and municipalities using your money to lobby for more taxes)

There is an easy link to email your legislators

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From GM

This massacre in New Zealand seems almost too perfect. AR 15, White-supremacist Manifesto, reference to Trump, racist writing on weapon, immigrant victims, religious venue, immediate ISIS response… All the proper ingredients to create a backlash against conservatives. Something doesn’t add up. Am I hearing black helicopters?

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Via DK

The lobotomy incision was way bigger than necessary

 

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DLH:

In order to soothe the feelings of Ilhan Omar’s “fans”, the “resolution to condemn “all bad stuff” Speaker Pelosi cobbled together to initially censure Ilhan Omar even included condemnation of the “Dreyfus Affair”!

Now I can understand why she may feel some animus toward Richard Dreyfus for his dreadful movie, “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, but gosh! I didn’t think it was on a par with blatant anti-semitism!

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Daily Caller

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she has “zero” sympathy for anyone who lied or cheated in order to get into a college, in a Wednesday interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”  . . .

Warren allegedly indicated that she was a Native American in her official documents while she was a law professor at Harvard University, although a September report revealed that the University said they didn’t consider her status in their hiring decision.

In a continuation of the scandal, It was revealed that Warren did, in fact,
indicate she was a Native American in her registration to the Texas Bar — a poor judgment call she quickly apologized for.

“I can’t go back,” Warren said in an interview with the Washington Post. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

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About the same subject from GM

Today, my dad and I were conversing when he asked, “Why would those stars pay that kind of money to get their kids into college?”

I responded, “Those aren’t just any colleges. A diploma, along with the classmates you rub shoulders with at those elite schools, are tickets into the good-old-boys network. Almost a guarantee of a gravy job for top-dollar.”

He then asked, “Won’t their employer soon learn they aren’t very smart?”
I said, “Half the people running the world aren’t very smart.”

As a kid, I watched the Wizard of Oz a dozen times. The scarecrow had no brain. Then the wizard gave him a diploma. “Nuf said.”

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Via DLH

HANDS OFF VENEZUELA’ PROTESTERS SAY THEY WOULD TRADE TRUMP FOR SOCIALIST DICTATOR MADURO

That’s OK. I’d Trade Them (Including AOC) For The People of Venezuela!

In fact I would trade them for a herd of goats!

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From DK:

An interesting bit of history that’s not politically correct

Whites were slaves in North Africa before Blacks were slaves 

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DLH

Hmm, Yeah, I think I can see the “former Willie Brown ‘squeeze'” opposing most any penalty for treason. Might pose a personal risk for the ‘lady’. D.

Kamala Harris Says She Would Not Execute Someone for Committing Treason Against the United States

 

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Senator “Moron” (Moran) let the country down

  • Kansas Moran’s response to a constituent
  • Moran’s letter is a good example of the hobgoblined minds of some ersatz constitutionalists

“I try never to let anyone down”   

(Except maybe my Party’s president)

Here is how my Republican senator responded to a constituent who expressed his disappointment in the senator’s disgraceful sellout of his constituents and the American people in voting to oppose his Party’s president’s effort to secure our border in the face of a clear national emergency.

Senator Moran has always distinguished himself as a wholly-owned ‘asset’ of the Washington establishment and of a weak Republican state committee (Kansas).

I would urge readers to consider “Jerry’s” first four points in his response to constituents defending his vote for the Democrat-inspired resolution:

•”President Trump is correct, there is a need for better border security.”

•”Our borders are a matter of national sovereignty and control over who enters our country is vital in our fight against terrorism and battle against drugs and human trafficking.”

“The President has not been fairly treated by Democrats in Congress – a wall is not immoral and democrats have previously supported funding border barriers.”

AND SO, HE VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND TO OPPOSE HIS EFFORTS!

AND, THUS, THIS IS HOW “JERRY” CONCLUDES HIS MESSAGE:

“This country is filled with people who care, who are patriots, who served in our military. I try never to let anyone down. On my watch I always want to do right as I see it”.
— JERRY

The full text of his communication is set forth below, our additional response follows that.       DLH

Voting to Uphold the Constitution

I share President Trump’s goal of securing our borders – as such, I have introduced legislation and voted many times for greater funding for border security, including President Trump’s border wall – but expanding the powers of the presidency beyond its constitutional limits is something I cannot support.

Upon my election to public office, I take one oath: an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I believe the use of emergency powers in this circumstance violates the Constitution. Allowing the use of such power establishes a precedent for future presidents to further act against laws and appropriations approved by Congress. This continues our country down the path of all powerful executive – something those who wrote the Constitution were fearful of.

On Thursday, I voted to support the Emergency Declaration Resolution of Disapproval. Before casting my vote, I wrote out my thoughts on how I came to this decision.  Click here  to see my hand-written thoughts, or read the transcript below.

1. President Trump is correct, there is a need for better border security.

2.  Our borders are a matter of national sovereignty and control over who enters our country is vital in our fight against terrorism and battle against drugs and human trafficking.

3.  Many Americans and most Kansans agree with the President that this is an important issue and must be dealt with.

4.  The President has not been fairly treated by Democrats in Congress – a wall is not immoral and democrats have previously supported funding border barriers.

5.  I have introduced legislation and voted many times for greater funding for border security, including President Trump’s border wall.

6.  The President can advance the building of a wall with the funding just approved by Congress and can increase the funds available by reprogramming other accounts.

7.  Therefore, the declaration of an emergency is not necessary.

8.  The declaration of an emergency under these circumstances is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The laws passed by Congress years ago allowing the president emergency powers is flawed and needs to be repealed or amended.

9.  In high school government class we all learned about our Founding Fathers and the three separate, but equal branches of government. This concept is one of the most significant in protecting America as a republic and maintaining citizen freedoms & liberties. Both government structure and the Bill of Rights matter.

10.  Upon my election to public office, I take one oath – to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I believe the use of emergency powers in this circumstance violates the Constitution.

11.  Allowing the use of such power establishes a precedent for future presidents to further act against laws and appropriations approved by Congress. This continues our country down the path of all powerful executive – something those who wrote the Constitution were fearful of.

12.  Kansans have criticized President Obama for abuse of executive orders, ignoring the laws and avoiding the requirements of negotiating a treaty when dealing with foreign powers. I agree and fought it.

13.  I aggressively opposed the overreach of past presidents and believe that I can not pick and choose to now look the other way.

14.  If the Constitution means one thing in the Obama administration and another in the Trump administration, the enduring value of the Constitution disappears and another generation of Americans will be less free.

15.  The number one responsibility we have as American citizens is to pass to the next generation of Americans our constitutionally guaranteed liberties. There are days where it seems clear we are failing greatly.

16.  How we do things – even good things – matters. We were raised that the ends don’t justify the means.

17.  To find a loop hole on this issue and to vote another way might be an easier course. But my gut, my intellect, my understanding of history, tells me use of emergency powers is wrong. It can’t be an option to support something I believe wrong.

18.  This country is filled with people who care, who are patriots, who served in our military. I try never to let anyone down. On my watch I always want to do right as I see it.
 
-Jerry

Sovereignty at risk, national defense is not a loop hole

We note that several of the Sewernator’s, Swampator’s, Senator’s points are regurgitations of the theme “letting Trump issue an executive order on the matter would be a bad precedent that Democrats would adopt and run with to the detriment of so many issues important to conservatives”

That horse was long-ago saddled, mounted, and spurred out of the barn by Democrats. They need no precedent, indeed abide by none they find inconvenient. There is no moral or higher ground or principled argument that cannot properly be driven home other than by making your opponent live by the rules they decided to make since they disregarded your arguments. But even that is an aside in this case as protecting national borders is a crucial job for a President, one he is Constitutionally sworn to faithfully do.  Would that Obama would have done so.

Competent authorities have defended the use of executive authority in this case as lawful (in terms of such an executive order being consistent with existent statutory authority granted by Congress) and Constitutional.   See our posts and references here, here and here, among others.

As to consistency with existing statutory grants of such authority that seems undebatable. However if Congress wants to limit the authority it granted to presidents then do so by accumulating sufficient support, enough to overcome a likely and appropriate veto if it encompasses hamstringing a Trump from performing his sworn duty.

The Constitutional authority and obligation of a President is clear.  Article II Section 2: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; 

Further the President takes an oath prescribed by the Constitution in Article II  Section 1: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” 

Does Senator Moran seriously contend that protecting the border is not a national defense matter, indeed a fair summation of the concept, under which the President as commander in chief may direct the armed forces to prioritize including to redirect funds and manpower to accomplish?  (One also wonders if the good Senator believes that NORAD exists for no purpose other than to confirm Santa Clause is on the way once a year and that the Coast Guard and Border Patrol are not executive agencies, human barriers of a sort. Or perhaps he thinks borders are merely soft civil matters of no consequence to remaining a free country)

Senator Moran contends that “The President can advance the building of a wall with the funding just approved by Congress and can increase the funds available by reprogramming other accounts.” Senator Moron Moran that is essentially what Trump is doing — trying to do so citing authority and imparting a solid legal basis to best avoid the malcontents of the left who would say THOSE funds are not authorized for such purposes.  He is invoking unambiguous legal and Constitutional authority.   Moron Moran would rather put Trump and the nation hostage to Democrats using the  “homie Court” advantage to tie the effort up as millions more illegals transit the border.

And about this utter self-serving crap:

Moran:

15.  The number one responsibility we have as American citizens is to pass to the next generation of Americans our constitutionally guaranteed liberties. There are days where it seems clear we are failing greatly.

Millions of illegals have and are continuing to cross the border with no grounding in or even cursory appreciation of our constitutional republic, respect for national sovereignty or even in the concept of a nation state.  Many of them are violent criminals, some terrorists and all of them frauds and Moran issues such utter self-righteous bs about protecting the next generation?

Current generations are in the process of having their financial security, their freedoms compromised, their nation invaded as a result of Moran’s (and the others) poor grounding in concepts, and wool-gathering if not subservience to special interests. The next generation under such pathetic irresponsibility will have their liberties subject to grinding burdens if not ended by the “necessity” of what has been wrought by such lack of seriousness.

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Who can legitimately disagree with Trump’s “attack” on McCain?

  • This isn’t talking ill of the dead, it is responding to what “the dead” with ill will started in motion
  • The dead do not get the last word
  • It is correcting the ridiculous hagiography and exposing the perfidious and spiteful nature of John McCain

WHATEVER HIS TRUE HISTORY AS A “WAR HERO” WAS, JOHN McCAIN, AS A US SENATOR, BETRAYED HIS VOTERS MORE THAN ONCE

President Trump attacked the late Sen. John McCain Saturday over recently revealed evidence that the Arizona lawmaker helped push Russia-collusion rumors in the weeks after Trump’s election. (NY Post)

“Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain,’” Trump tweeted, quoting former independent counsel Ken Starr.
Trump continued that McCain “had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace [Obamacare] after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”

David Kramer, a former State Department official and close McCain associate, testified in a 2017 deposition that McCain sent him to London in 2016 to obtain a copy of the dossier that British ex-spy Christopher Steele had produced as opposition research for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The dossier contained damning – and still unproven – allegations that Trump or his aides had colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Kramer testified that he then gave the dossier to McCain, several Obama Administration officials, and multiple media outlets – including Buzzfeed, which published it weeks later.
His testimony was unsealed Thursday and reported in the Daily Caller.

McCain and Trump were frequent antagonists during the 2016 election and after Trump won the White House. Their antipathy ran so deep that McCain, who died of brain cancer in August, refused to allow the president to attend his funeral

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Breitbart host tries to justify the GOP 12

  • The GOP 12 are one load short of MS-13
  • But doing more to bring in MS-13 recruits than they can
  • Breitbart must be rolling over in his grave
  • Wait, Paul Ryan should be given honor of “13”

Listening to Breitbart News this morning and caught part of a substitute host discussing the GOP Senate’s rebuke of Trump’s Emergency Declaration”. Did not learn who the ‘sub’ for regular host Alex Marlowe was, but how Breitbart ever let this guy on is amazing. He couldn’t be as naive and unaware as he pretended, as he vigorously defended the despicable action by the 12 GOP senators who voted against their president on Thursday. I’ll be surprised if he is ever on again!

From his commentary:

a) Trump ‘mishandled’ the border issue. He should have gotten the funding for the wall the first thing after his election. He had both houses of congress and should have used the momentum from his upset victory to make it the first thing on his agenda.

b) He should not have tried to use ’emergency action’ to get funding that Congress didn’t give him. “Sets a precedent’ that a future Democrat president will use to get leftist objectives…eg., suspend the “Second Amendment” for example (though says just an example, not necessarily most likely). GOP should not ‘give’ the president such powers so that the future Democrat will use.

c) “Not to worry”…Trump can get the wall funding…though he was unclear as to how that would be ‘easy’.

d) Went on to mention Obama’s ‘executive action’ on Obamacare and DACA…as “abuses’ that were used in past and that the president ‘should not be given more powers’ that future Democrat congresses would fully support…because “Democrat Reps and Senators always support their president’. He seemed to ‘proudly note that GOP congresses don’t just give their full support in giving powers to theirs’.

On each of these points, it sounded like Don Lemon on MSNBC (under if Lemon got his ‘education’ on a “Crew” scholarship from Yale):

a) “Should have gotten the wall funding first thing”. Where was this guy? 1) the first thing the GOP majority did, following the election was to go out of its way to deny funding, thanks to Paul Ryan and no help from McConnell’s Senate. 2) that “momentum’ Trump had following his ‘upset’ win. What momentum? Trump has been opposed by his own treacherous party (recall s. Collins, Flake, et al? Recall the “Russia collusion’ fantasy that occupied every news cycle from Day one?Recall the 90% negative media coverage since even before the Inauguration? Recall the lying assurances Trump was given by Ryan and McConnell that he can relax…he’ll get his wall funding in the ‘next’ budget, right now isn’t the time”?)

b) Again, that tired old “mustn’t set a ‘precedent” that a future Democrat president will use to do all kinds of “bad things”!

This is irrefutable proof that this guy isn’t serious at all.

Since when do the Democrats need a ‘precedent’ to do anything they wish? The “precedent” crap was the excuse for not using the “nuclear option” to confirm judges, thanks to John McCain (God rest his soul). Lack of precedent didn’t bother Harry Reid… the first action he took when he became Senator Majority Leader…the “Nuclear Option” went BOOM!!

And Obamacare…the Democrats set many of their own “precedents” to get the Obamacare monstrosity rammed through. And, then there was DACA!

Those “precedents in all those cases, however, seemed for some reason not to be available when Republicans reclaimed power (i.e.. “couldn’t use ‘reconciliation’ to get rid of Obamacare even though the Democrats used it to get it…setting a ‘precedent’, by the way; DACA, although clearly an UnConstitutional “executive” action could not be rescinded in the same way it was created; Obama’s “Emergency Declarations” were never challenged by either party).

c) And, then the substitute host’s assurance that “Trump will get his wall funding…not to worry”;

Really? How? As Obama would say.. “he have a magic wand or something?” Apparently this ‘host’ doesn’t know, doesn’t care, or doesn’t mind just lying…many in the GOP Congress don’t want the wall!!! The US Chamber of Commerce doesn’t; most of the big money supporters of Republican Representatives and senators don’t want a wall!!! None of the GOP establishment leadership wants a wall!!!! And, did we mention? The liberal media doesn’t want the wall.

d) Finally, The ‘GOP 12’ were wise in not giving the presidency such ‘powers’ as ’emergency declarations’ that can be used in the future by Democratic presidents to do bad stuff.

WHAT?! Congress gave the presidency ‘those powers’ in the 70’s! How many such declarations in the past have there been…and how many are even still in effect???

I wonder if that “guest host”lasted the full show he was on? I hope not!     DLH

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