Thank You President Trump!

Dear Mr. President,

You have taken incoming like no other President. You have been attacked like no other President. You have done more and kept your campaign promises like no other President – at least in my lifetime (read them here). Two very large items you get little credit for; imposing a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and funding your own campaign!

Let me speak to that last item. You were scoffed at, laughed at and ridiculed – but who can forget this video! You continue to face repulsive forces from the Democrats and the Republicans (John McCain and Lindsey Graham – try pretending Trump is a Democrat, you will then become much more consolatory). You also have to battle the news media like no other President. While the press played the role of praetorian guard for President Obama, for you they are saboteurs and dishonest brokers – defecating on the First Amendment while at the same time throwing schoolgirl fits that they are protected by it.

Your biggest positive that gets little credit – you are not a professional politician. You have not spent your life hoping, planning, and plotting to get into the Presidency. You have not spent your entire adult life in the Public sector, but in the Private sector. You had to succeed with your own wit and money. You had to balance payrolls, you had to make hard decisions. Those that attack you, for the most part, are completely devoid of this foundation! Most in congress have gotten rich “in congress”. How exactly does that happen based on their salaries?

Melania is the first foreign-born US First Lady since the 1820s. Normally an item that would elicit great praise from the main street media, yet in this case… not so much. Well, maybe except for Chris Matthews. Here is what I see in the First Lady’s eyes at times, maybe I’m wrong but this is what I see her thinking, “Why, why did we do this… why put all of us through this… our life was fine, better than fine.” I ask the same question, but I am so very grateful you did!

People say you are not what you say you are, they claim you ran as a publicity stunt. They claim you made up your conservative positions. And yet, Main Street Media (MSM) blew right by your 1988 – yes 1988 – interview with Oprah (another MSM fav). You sounded incredibly THE SAME! That was almost three decades ago!

Mr. President, I know you are no ideologue. I know you will make some decisions I will not fully support. I will however FULLY SUPPORT YOU! You have given conservatives more to be hopeful for than all the Republican detractors. You will do more for the hating-left than the Democrats. I know I am not alone. We see a man who did not have to do this, that didn’t need to do this, that is attacked at every angle like no other President in history. We see a patriot who doesn’t feel the need to apologize for this country like the previous occupant. We see a President injecting a thing call common sense back into politics. We see a hard-working man that is not going to simply roll over like McCain and Graham. The elitist press try to label you a populist and nationalist, then try to nuance those definitions. Let me help them… I and others see a leader that is not about making deals that give away our positions because he is taking lobbying money from other countries. I and others see a President, not a politician, that is more worried about our security and the cost of it versus getting illegal votes or cheap labor. I and others see you Mr. President as a common sense leader that is simply trying to give deference to his own country and his fellow citizens first! I and others Thank You Mr. President, and your family, for doing this for your country!

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Not so Facty

It is interesting to watch liberal pundits disguise themselves as Truth Detectors. Two of my favorites are Snopes and FactCheck.org. Each uses the finest of nuance to push an article and associated title to fit their narrative.  That narrative is always, 100% of the time, liberal good – conservative bad.

Take the example of Hillary Clinton and Uranium One. I recently posted an article regarding Chuck Schumer’s selective investigative syndrome (SIS). Of particular note is his strong urge to have two investigations into the Trump administration and Russian ties. Yet, when the Secretary of State was Hillary Clinton, when she was running State business on her own personal server –  Uranium One made four donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling $2.35 million. Chuck Schumer said of this situation, “I think all this other stuff is going to be bumps in the road when you look back on it.” The old, nothing to see here… move along.

When you run to Snopes or FactCheck.org to review the Clinton/Uranium One issue you get headlines that could have been written by Chuck himself… move along, nothing to see here. FactCheck.org’s title on this topic is, “A False ‘Corruption’ Claim”. Snopes gives it a “False” rating. By the way, Snopes will never give a conservative viewpoint a clear positive claim. It is usually “mostly this” or “mostly that”, or so I’ve notice.

I’ll just take FactCheck.org (Snopes is pretty much the same) to make a point. By selectively choosing the angle of argument, they paint the picture of non-corruption. I notice this technique often with liberal media outlets. Morning Joe is famous for this slight of hand. You will always hear one contributor say “people I know”, “people are telling me”, “friends say to me”, “crowds tell me”, “everywhere I go people say”… and then they make the point they want to make. This trick is used to lend credibility to the point they want to make. Of course, they are just saying that – you can’t prove people are saying this or that. You don’t know if it is their other liberal friend saying that and they are being “liberal with the facts” making it sound like half of America.

FackCheck.org’s (FC)  title on the Clinton/Uranium controversy as noted before is “A False ‘Corruption’ Claim”. FC makes the following point regarding the April 23, 2015, a New York Times article.

“The story doesn’t find evidence of a pay-to-play scandal or say that Clinton was responsible for the uranium deal.”

In building their selectively narrow narrative they add “New York Times wrote about the uranium issue, saying the paper had “built upon” Schweizer’s information.”

This now allows a pivot to Schweizer and Fox News:

“A few days after the Times story, Schweizer made the false claim on “Fox News Sunday” that Clinton, as secretary of state, had “veto power” and “could have stopped” the sale. We found that only the president had that power.”

So now we have the narrative foundation built. You see it isn’t about the potential corruption, or linking a private email server and donations to the Clinton Foundation to the Russians.  No it is about the false claim that Hillary had veto power? That now becomes the false claim!

FC’s goes on to note:

As the Times wrote, there are certainly ethical considerations when a former president is accepting foundation donations from people who have a stake in a business deal and his spouse sits on a committee that approves such deals. But Hillary Clinton wasn’t responsible for “hand[ing] over American uranium rights to the Russians,” Well no, she didn’t mine it, put it in a bag and give them the rights to take it – this is true and a good fact check!

So you see, the issue of impropriety in an administration that said they would be the most transparent in history has no quarter here. When combined with a personal email server, the Secretary of State being closely tied to large donations and being paid large sums of money to speak, combined with getting access to US Uranium is boiled down to A False ‘Corruption’ Claim.

(and don’t give me the Annenberg connection. The Annenberg Foundation was originally founded by Walter J. Annenberg, a conservative who supported Ronald Reagan. However, when Walter Annenberg died, his family took over the management of the foundation and it took a turn to the far left and has ties to radical left individuals such as Bill Ayers and his friend and fellow left wing radical colleague Barack Obama. See Chicago Annenberg Challenge)

Selective Investigative Syndrome (SIS)

Chuck-E has made a lot of news lately. Commenting on a fake news story about the national guard rounding up illegals, Chuck-E said “I just hope it’s not true. The fact that it might even be considered is appalling”. He was also brought to fake tears on the temporary immigration band of the Trump administration. Barry Obama put lab coats on staffers so they looked like doctors. This can give you Street Cred when p170129141304-chuck-schumer-emotional-trump-travel-ban-00000000-small-169ushing a healthcare program down the throats of citizens. Chuck-E is no dummy, he utilized a child Muslim prop when he whipped up some tears for the cameras. Brilliant Chuck-E! I guess he forgot that in Nov. 2015 he said, “We’re waiting for the briefing tomorrow, a pause may be necessary. We’re going to look at it”. No he didn’t forget, that was political expediency. And of course MSM is missing in action.

Following an emergency Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) warned that Trump officials might try to cover up improper contacts with Russian intelligence. Hey Chuck-E, you mean like having your own email server? Vetting your own email for FOIA? You know… like when you said, “Oh, I don’t know, I think Hillary is great,” said Schumer. “I think, ya know, she’s already said she wants the emails out. What do Americans care about? Good paying jobs, good country, good family. All that stuff isn’t gonna matter.”

Chuck-E also demanded an independent Russia probe on the Trump administration, saying “If an investigation is not independent, nonpartisan, and most of all, transparent, there is no guarantee this administration will take the decisive and immediate actions necessary to keep our country safe”. Chuck-E urged the creation of two independent investigations: one by Congress and the other by the executive branch. Yet, when Hillary Clinton was utilizing a personal email server to conduct business as Secretary of State, and contributions were flowing into the Clinton foundation as the U.S. reviewed a deal of a Russian energy agency’s control in Uranium One, Check-E was all but silent!

These contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, according to the Times, despite an agreement Clinton, then candidate for president, made with the Obama administration to do so. What was Chuck-E’s conclusion on all of this? Special dual independent  probes??  Well not quite. No in this instance he said, “I think all this other stuff is going to be bumps in the road when you look back on it.

(more on the press, liberal bias and FactCheck.Org in relationship to the Uranium One deal coming next – least you think, there is no there, there)

Time magazine’s cover features menacing portrait of Steve Bannon

If you want to see how the media shapes a narrative and thus sets an agenda they want to talk about, look no further than Time magazine’s cover with Steve Bannon. The official MSM narrative is that Bannon is out promoting himself, Trump is upset and the one I love… Axelrod never did anything like this.

Point one – Did Steve Bannon ask Time to do the article? No. Can he stop an article being written about him? No. Should he be proud of what he accomplished? Yes!

Point two – It is not uncommon to do a story about a campaign manager when said candidate wins the presidency! In fact, that is exactly what happened with “you never saw Axelrod do something like this” Axelrod:

 

ABC News – August 22, 2008

Obama’s $2-Million Man: Campaign Guru Axelrod

 

The Christian Science Monitor – July 15, 2008

David Axelrod: architect of Obama’s unlikely campaign

 

The New York Times – October 26, 2008

Long by Obama’s Side, an Adviser Fills a Role That Exceeds His Title

 

Even Advertising Age ran a story in November, 2008

The Team That Brought You the New President

How Plouffe, Axelrod and the Rest of the Gang Built a Master Campaign

 

So if you want to know why we call it “fake news”, if you want to know why alternative media gets large viewership, if you want to know why “citizen reports” are popping up all over and creating blogs like this – look no further than MSM. You are so transparent these days we cannot even see you!

 

 

 

Racist America / Racist Trump

I have heard the cries as long as I have been alive… Racist America. The only problem is the people yelling this all the time are the bigots. Duplicitous is not a strong enough word to throw at these people! When they win, they say, “Elections have consequences”. When then lose they cry like adolescent children.

Turn the tables for even a brief moment in time. What if… just what if… people across this nation started protesting when President Barack Obama was elected? Can one even imagine the outcry of racism that would invoke? The Tea Party Protests were characterized as… Racist. As noted in Newsweek:

A new survey by the University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality offers fresh insight into the racial attitudes of Tea Party sympathizers. “The data suggests that people who are Tea Party supporters have a higher probability”—25 percent, to be exact—”of being racially resentful than those who are not Tea Party supporters

I wonder if Newsweek is doing a story on the Trump protestors as being racist.

Even Chris Matthews does not know the term racism. He like so many others think you can only be a racist if you are “white” Listen to him say, “… the belief that one race, white, should rule all others”. This is astounding coming from someone with his background. Here are some others that do not believe black people can be racist.

Again, just imagine if you can the outcry that would have happened had people started protesting Obama!

Brandon Victor Dixon is the latest idiot to show just how truly duplicitous people can be. When Vice President-elect Mike Pence attend the show Hamilton, the cast used the opportunity to make a statement:

We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights

Can you imagine… can you only imagine if this had happened by a white man addressing Obama, out with his family to watch a Broadway play! Yet, President Obama abroad (something rarely addressed on US soil) took the chance to tell the world, yes the world… protestors of American Democracy – March On!

The one thing the left excels at is calling a segment of America names, names that actually identify them. Hillary called Trump supporters “Deplorable”, yet Brandon Victor Dixon and the cast of Hamilton are! Hillary supporters carried signs that said “Love Trumps Hate”, yet when they lost the election, it was their boots that trumped into the flesh of fellow Americans. “He voted Trump… Damn!” Will this be considered a hate crime? Certainly not by the likes of Chris Matthews.

In addition, what about Black Lives Matter? Do you see White Lives Matter marches? You say why should we… here is why – take a look! Remember you cannot even say, “All Lives Matter”.

So who really are the racists in America? Those that voted across racial lines or those that voted 93% for their own race. In 2012, 93%… yes almost every single African American voted their race, in 2008 it was 95%. In 2012 40% (almost half) of whites voted for Obama, in 2008 43%. No other group voted so overwhelming along racial lines.

Those figures alone shout out something very important. Yet, that is never considered as racial prejudice.

So what exactly concerns people like Brandon Victor Dixon. Anything in Trump’s contract with America? Maybe it is the “five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service” or maybe the “withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership” or maybe directing “the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuse”. To be sure, there is a lot a racial positioning in his contract with America to be worried about, like trying to create jobs. Uh Oh – did I just say something racial? It was… only if you think creating jobs is racial, or you simply look for the racial monstrous imaginary figure under every stone!

How to fix the next Lester Holt, Candy Crowley and George Stephanopoulos

Jester Holt continued the proud tradition of being in the tank for the Democratic candidate. We are shocked, it was very unexpected. Such a rare thing!

Remember Candy Crowley? CNN moderator Candy Crowley and President Obama enacted what appeared to be a prepared script to get Obama off the hook for misleading the American people about the terrorist nature of the Benghazi attack, which left several dead Americans.

Remember George Stephanopoulos pushing Mitt about whether he believed the Constitution allowed states to ban contraception. A topic no one was even talking about, but a topic the Democrats wanted to use as a “War on Women” narrative. George did his duty to party and should have lost his career with that one, but no – not in the liberal media.

This year marked the First Time the DNC held a Democratic debate on Fox, and it happened one time. In contrast, this year they held five on CNN and five on MSNBC. Yet the imprudent RNC keeps going on their biased news organizations for debates – you know the ones that edit footage of real news to make it fit their agenda. They do Joseph Goebbels proud.

Then we have Jester Holt. Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”

Here is how to fix this in the future – RNC listen up:

 

  • All future debates are held at a neutral venue
  • The RNC, DNC, and Independent parties’ Voir dire potential moderators
  • A pool of 6-8 potential moderators are agreed to by the RNC, DNC and Independent Party
  • Moderators are chosen at random from that pool the day before the debates

 

One additional note for the RNC, since it will not be apparent to you. You do not let the DNC tell you which moderator is chosen at random… just sayin’

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Joe Scarborough has lost his mind!

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough clinched fist up in the air cheered Michelle Obama’s speech. He said, “…her optimism and her hope reminded me of Ronald Reagan”. He has truly lost his mind, or certainly his memory. Of course, she now thinks America is on the right path – her husband has been running the country for eight years! National Debt has doubled under his administration up over 110%, unemployed Americans are 761,000 higher than at the start of the Great Recession, ISIS is on the rise, and attacks have reached our shores. However, the most egregious memory loss is that Michelle Obama for her entire adult life was at best indifferent and at worst ashamed of this country until Barack Obama was elected – remember Joe, she told us. She was also excited about the change people wanted, at that time. Fast forward to now and the change Bernie Sanders followers want… not so much.

Raise your hands Joe and listen one more time…

Morning Jo Jo vs Trump

I just cannot get enough of Joe Scarborough and the other babbling idiots on Morning Joe. There is nothing in the political pundit business that looks more like the bar scene from Star Wars than Morning Joe. From Pulitzer Prize winning Eugene Robinson (aka. Captain Obvious) to Mike Barnacle to Mika Brzezinski to Donny Deutsch-bag – I can always hear that Star Wars bar scene music playing when I tune in for a laugh.

When listening to this band of miscreants I have often wondered about their qualifications to deliver insights. They are on MSNBC so we know the bar is low. Still when I hear the words “Pulitzer Prize Winning Eugene Robinson”, I start to wonder.

Here is the background on Captain Obvious’ Pulitzer Prize. In 2009 the Washing Post won 5 Pulitzer Prizes. The Post won one for a report uncovering the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot L. Spitzer (D) to resign as New York governor. However, Captain Obvious’ Pulitzer was… wait for it… “Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson captured the prize for commentary for his writing about the campaign that led to Barack Obama’s election.” Need I say more?

Mika’s dad is Zbigniew Brzezinski. I often wonder, as I watch Mika get frustrated at the least little Politically Incorrect move or comment from others, has she ever read one of her Dad’s books? Daddy Brzezinski co-founded the Trilateral Commission (internal, 1999) with David Rockefeller, serving as director from 1973 to 1976. Some of his thoughts and writings include:

“Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”

“It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation.”

“This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept.”

I wonder what little Mika would have to say if any of the above quotes came out of the mouth of Donald J Trump. Hummm….

Last week in reflecting on the rise of Trump, Mike Barnacle actually had the incredibly large stones to say:

“The media has got to do a better job than we’ve been doing”

“We have to do a better job at vetting”

Is Barnacle really that lacking in self-awareness on how he and the media had a love affair with Obama? They vetted zero, instead they aided and abetted that candidate. Rest assured he knows. His own posting of the above comment specifically cut off the “at vetting” part.

I could keep writing for days about this group, including the time Joe Scarborough said he took large cash donations while a member of congress but it never influenced him. Really, Joe! Most of your MSNBC viewers may be stupid… but not all.

So while “Morning JoMeika” had been favorable toward Trump – it was the classic Liberal Playbook. The same one McCaine fell for when he made a run. Moreover, you could not have a better Liberal Republican than John McCain, and they turned on him. As soon as Trump clinched the Republican presumptive nomination, overnight JoMika turned to attack. No surprise here, we have seen it before repeatedly. What has JoMika in a spin of late? Some talk about taking over the world. Oh, sorry that is Mika’s Dad not Trump. No Trump said the following Outrageous statements:

“The judge was appointed by Barack Obama, federal judge. Frankly, he should recuse himself because he’s given us ruling after ruling after ruling, negative, negative, negative,”

“What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine”

Here are some things Morning Jo Jo did not examine or raise and I will bet you they still do not know – even with all that “political expertise” they have on-board:

  • Judge Curiel lists “La Raza Lawyers of San Diego” as a legal association
  • Curiel served on the selection committee in 2014 for the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego Scholarship Fund
  • Six of seven of the recipients of these scholarships ranging from $1500 to $1600 were born in Central America
  • One of them, Ricardo Elorza, described himself as “undocumented”.
  • In the Trump case, Judge Curiel said he had “mistakenly” released some records in full, when they were supposed to be edited or redacted
  • In New York, Trump has filed an ethics complaint against Attorney General Schneiderman in connection with the case. No outrage over that!
  • Art Cohen, a lead plaintiff in the litigation, completed a survey in which he not only rated Trump University’s three-day seminar “excellent” in virtually every category, but went so far as to indicate that he would “attend another Trump University seminar” and even “recommend Trump University seminars to a friend.”
  • When asked how Trump University could improve the seminar, Mr. Cohen’s only suggestion was to “[h]ave lunch sandwiches brought in” and make the lunch break 45 minutes.
  • Former student Bob Giullo, who has been critical of Trump University in numerous interviews and negative advertisements from political opponents, also expressed his satisfaction, rating Trump University’s programs “excellent” in every category. When asked how Trump University could improve its programs, Mr. Giullo simply asked that students be provided “more comfortable chairs.”
  • Former student Tarla Makaeff is suing Trump University claiming that she didn’t receive her money’s worth, but that’s not what she said in 2008 when she was taking classes at Trump University. Watch that here!

Day after day of outrage based on the two Trump lines above. Zero days of any facts regarding the case or why a defendant could be concerned! Cue the Bar Scene music, Morning Jo Jo is about to begin.