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In Favor of Trump’s Support for Stronger Background Checks on Gun Purchases

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

Pretty much everyone knows who Jeff Foxworthy is.  Well, anyone over the age of 25 does, anyway.

For those who are unaware, Foxworthy is the southern comedian who is most famous for his “You might be a redneck” routine.  Some of his funniest quotes include things like:

  • If you’ve ever had to climb a water tower with a can of paint to protect your sister’s honor, you might be a redneck;
  • If your wife has ever had to tell you “honey, come get this transmission out of the tub so I can take a bath,” you might be a redneck;
  • If you have ever discovered a missing automobile while mowing your front lawn, you might be a redneck.

Get it?  Pretty funny stuff, especially for those of us out here in flyover country for whom some of those jokes remind us of certain cousins or uncles.

So what’s all of this Jeff Foxworthy stuff got to do with politics, you ask?  Well, bear with me while I explain.

President Trump is taking heat today from his “conservative” flank for this morning’s announcement by one of his spokespeople that he would be in favor of beefing up the federal background checks for gun purchases in the wake of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  Any mention of working on anything having to do with more gun control laws invariably brings out immediate counter-fire from the protectors of the 2nd Amendment, and normally I find myself agreeing with them.

Gun control laws are notoriously ineffective – all one has to do to see the truth in that is to recognize that Chicago, a city with perhaps the most restrictive gun control laws in America, also is the murder capital of the country.  And in most mass shooting situations, we see that no beefing up of anything to do with gun control laws would have done anything to prevent the killings.

Where Parkland’s concerned, though, I find myself agreeing with the President – the fact that this kid with such a long history of violent behavior, mental illness and attention from the local authorities was able to walk into a gun store and pass a federal background check is a huge red flag.   The fact that none of the kid’s long list of dangerous, threatening behavior shows up in any background check – including the fact that local police had been called to the kid’s home an astonishing 39 times over the previous 4 years – is a problem that could stand to be corrected.

In order to make this understandable to most Americans, I suggest the President hire Jeff Foxworthy to put it into a new comedy routine.  Only, instead of “you might be a redneck,” the punchline should be “you don’t get to buy a gun in America.”

Here are some examples of what the routine could contain:

  • If you have a long list of violence  and threats of violence on your school record, you don’t get to buy a gun in America;
  • If your violence and threats of violence at school became so severe that you were actually kicked out of that school, you don’t get to buy a gun in America;
  • If you have a history of mental illness that includes having been institutionalized and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, you don’t get to buy a gun in America;
  • If you have a documented history of torturing animals, you don’t get to buy a gun in America;
  • If the local authorities have been called to your home even one time – much less 39 damn times – to prevent you from harming your parents, siblings or any other human being on earth including your own self, you don’t get to buy a gun in America;
  • If you have ever been reported to any law enforcement agency for posting violent or terroristic threats on any social media platform, you don’t get to buy a gun in America.

It isn’t really funny – nothing to do with this tragic event is funny at all – but it does sum things up in terms even Chris Cuomo or Jeff Flake or Maxine Waters might understand.

Many have jumped all over the FBI – myself included – for its abject failure to do anything about the warnings it had received in September and January about the guy who committed the Parkland killings, and that criticism is richly deserved.  But it is not the fault of the FBI that the shooter was able to pass a background check, because there was nothing in its system that would have raised any flags.

Everything I listed above represents a potential reporting event if we had a law that required such reporting.  Unfortunately, current law does not require any of those events listed above – not even the amazing 39 times local police had to go out to the guy’s home to stop him from harming someone – in a way that would raise a flag in an FBI background check for the purchase of a semi-automatic rifle or any other firearm.

So, don’t tell me that no changes to the law would have prevented these killings.  The simple reporting requirements listed above would have indeed prevented this guy from buying the semi-automatic rifle he used to murder 15 school children and 2 adults.  A further requirement in a new law that law enforcement officials – local, not the FBI since we obviously cannot trust the FBI to do its duty anymore – follow up with and question any such person who is attempting to buy a firearm might have given the guy enough second thoughts to choose another path.  Maybe.

This is not hard, and it should not even be controversial in a sane society.  But of course, our society is completely insane, so I have no doubt I’ll be attacked mercilessly for making these suggestions.

Whatever.  Let the pummeling begin.

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Jerrold Nadler Puts an Ugly Face on the Biggest Threat to American Democracy

I watched it on YouTube so you don’t have to, and trust me, you don’t want to. – Fergie butchered the Star Spangled Banner before the NBA All Star game last night so badly that Roseanne Barr was standing and yelling “I’m not the worst anymore!  I’m not the worst anymore!”  Fergie, sounding for all the world like a lounge singer skit on Saturday Night Live, was so awful that several players could be seen openly mocking her.  She was so bad that commentator Shaquille O’Neal looked at Charles Barkley afterwards and said “Man, I need a cigarette after that.”  As bad as I’m saying it was, it was much, much worse.  Watch the clip if you dare.

It’s come to this. – A Russian curler tested positive for performance enhancing drugs at the Olympics over the weekend.  Yes, I said CURLER, as in the sport of CURLING, which requires about the same amount of raw athletic ability as going outside to get the mail.  Holy cow.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

Oprah Winfrey started her 2020 presidential campaign a little early Sunday night, using her platform a fake journalist at 60 Minutes to conduct an incredibly slanted panel discussion involving 14 Michigan voters against President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those words).  If the Federal Elections Commission were doing its job, it would have CBS declare the episode a campaign event, and all advertising revenues as campaign contributions.  Unreal.

The President responded as only he can do on Twitter, as follows:  “Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes.  The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!” Hilarious.

Retiring GOP Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, talking on “Face the Nation,” warned that her political party is “heading into trouble” and “needs to change” in the face of shifting demographics among the American public.  With all due respect to the Congresswoman, in making those remarks she sounds exactly like Karl Rove sounded in 2000 and Jack Kemp sounded in 1988.  We have been hearing this sort of rhetoric about how the Republican Party must become less conservative to appeal to a broader cross section of American voters in order to survive for at least 30 years, and yet, somehow the Party survives.

In fact, the GOP in 2018 not only survives, it prospers as it never has in its entire history.  Think of it:  the GOP has the presidency, majorities in both houses of  congress, 33 of 50 governorships, and controls 2/3rds of all the state legislative houses in the country.  By any rational measure, the Republican Party is the clear, dominant political party today, and yet all we ever hear from its own members of congress and from the fake news media is that it is somehow “out of touch” and needs to change.

Perhaps Ros-Lehtinen should spend a little less time watching CNN and MSNBC.

Democrat Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the House of Representatives’ version of the late, great Marty Allen only without the sense of humor, told MSNBC fake host Chris Hayes that what the 13 Russians indicted by Robert Mueller did during the 2016 elections was exactly the same as the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Even the far- leftwing Hayes was so taken aback that he responded:

“It’s a bit of a different thing.”

“No it’s not,” Mr. Nadler promptly snapped.

“They didn’t kill anyone,” Mr. Hayes protested.

“They didn’t kill anyone but they’re destroying our democratic process,” the congressman caviled.

Pretty much anyone who calls themselves a Democrat these days is utterly deranged with hatred, but Nadler’s remarks take this derangement syndrome to new heights.  Again, what these Russians did was create a bunch of fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and stage a bunch of fake rallies, at which they paid protesters to attend.  This is stuff the Democrat Party itself, working with George Soros, does on pretty much a daily basis, yet it seems as if the Democrat Party has adopted starting a shooting war with Russia as a new plank in its party platform.

Should Americans be concerned about the Russian activities?  Yes, just as we should have been concerned about Russian efforts to undermine our democratic institutions for the last 70 years.  But we should be even more concerned about a domestic political party that has far more ability to undermine those institutions and our freedoms from within, and which works so damn hard each and every day to do just that.

The sad truth about America in the year 2018 is that the single biggest threat to its survival comes not from Russia, not from Islamic terrorism, not from China or any other foreign entity.  The single biggest threat to America’s survival comes from a political party that is so focused on regaining and maintaining political power that it is willing to say or do literally anything to achieve that goal.

Going back to Ros-Lehtinen’s comments:  If any political party has lost touch with the American people, it is the Democrat Party, which has actively abandoned any effort to mount any appeal whatsoever to the vast majority of the United States that lies between the major media centers on the East and West coasts.  The Democrat Party is not only out of touch with that great American middle, it is actively hostile to its values and goals and needs.

Best of luck in your retirement, Congresswoman, you no doubt have a great future as a guest talking head for CNN.

Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

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The Week in Review: The Fake News Media’s Fakest Week Ever

This past week saw the fake news media have what probably was its fakest week ever – which is saying an awful lot – and here a few of the highlights:

The fake news media, lacking any other negative story on which to focus in order to avoid reporting on the massive, mushrooming scandal of corruption at DOJ and the FBI, spent the first several days of the week hammering the Rob Porter story.  While Porter’s likely a wife-abusing turd who needed to be fired and needs to be punished, that hardly compares to a scandal in which the top echelons of our country’s national law enforcement apparatus willingly turned themselves in to a bunch of partisan hack felons.  But this is what our fake news media has become in the 21st century – just the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.

Speaking of our fake news media, it went completely gaga over the brutish sister of North Korea’s Crazy Little Fat Guy for two reasons:  1) it gave all the fake reporters and commentators an excuse to bash Mike Pence, and 2) she looked and acted for all the world like a fairly normal and sane human being.

Speaking of Mike Pence, he was blasted by one of the shrew hostesses of The View, Joy Behar – the shrewest of the shrews – for his habit of talking to Jesus Christ as a part of his Christian faith, a habit that is shared by 100 million or more Americans.  The saddest thing about this little episode is not that ABC did literally nothing to discipline its pet shrew for her remarks, but that millions of people actually watch stuff like The View as a part of their day.  Seriously, people, better ways to spend your time include cutting your arms up with sharp knives and egging your neighbor’s house.  Stop it.

CNN, as usual, won the Fakest Outrage Story of the Week Award.  The fake network got completely pantsed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz when vacuous frat boy fake host Chris Cuomo accused the Senator of being “afraid” to come on CNN to talk about the DACA and other issues.  A few minutes later, Cruz responded by posting photos of him being interviewed for 15 minutes by a CNN fake reporter, a report that CNN had in fact refused to air.  This…is CNN.

This was the week we discovered that former Obama designated Benghazi liar Susan Rice was so concerned about what Barack Obama told her, James Comey, Sally Yates and Joe Biden in a meeting on January 5, 2017, that she felt the need to write an email to herself 15 minutes after the Obama Administration had ended on January 20 pretending he had said something else.  Her obvious CYA effort was discovered by Chuck Grassley, and rather than keeping her former boss out of trouble, it only serves to make it much more likely we will eventually find out what President You-Can-Keep-Your-Plan really said in that meeting.  Can’t wait.

Speaking of Sally Yates, her starring role in the Rice memo, combined with Byron York’s great piece revealing the fact that James Comey told congress last March that the FBI agents who interviewed General Mike Flynn on January 24, 2017 thought he had not lied to them, place her right back in the thick of the effort by the DOJ/FBI Deep State cabal to take down President Trump.  That’s because the idea that Flynn did do something wrong originated with Ms. Yates while she was serving as acting Attorney General during the latter part of last January.  We’ll be hearing much more of Long Tall Sally’s name in the coming weeks.

The fake news media was able to shift some of its myopic focus away from Rob Porter on Wednesday when 17 Florida school children were tragically killed by a nutjob about whom we found out later the FBI had been warned at least twice in the months leading up to the incident.  Of course, all the fake reporters and fake talking heads did their best to avoid talking about yet another FBI failure in favor of their very favorite subject of disarming the American public.  But again, that’s what the fake news media does.

45 minutes after the latest revelation of FBI incompetence on Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller got his little toady Rod Rosenstein to call a hasty press conference to provide his old agency some cover.  Rosenstein announced that Mueller was indicting 13 ham sandwiches, er, Russian nationals on charges that they created a bunch of fake social media accounts during 2016 and had no impact at all on the November 2016 elections.  Mueller has the luxury of knowing that he will never have his hilarious charges tested in court since all the Russians are in, well, Russia and won’t be surrendering themselves to the FBI anytime soon.

The fake news media, of course, ignored the only real news in Rosenstein’s statement, which was that no American had any knowledge or “colluded” in any way with the Russian ham sandwiches.  Instead, the fake reporters and talking heads parroted the false talking point that President Trump had spent the last year calling allegations that Russians interfered in the 2016 elections a “hoax”, and Mueller proved the President wrong.  Of course, the truth is that the President has spent the last year correctly calling allegations that his campaign “colluded” with Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 elections a “hoax”, and Mueller just proved him to be absolutely right.

Oh, and to top everything else off, the Democrats in the U.S. Senate tossed the so-called DACA “kids” (Average Age:  26) under the bus one more time, refusing to provide 9 votes for any of the various immigration reform plans considered by the Senate this week, not even for John McCain’s bill which represented a unilateral GOP surrender on the issue.

The fake news media in unison blamed the Senate’s failure on President Trump, because, hey, that’s the narrative, and when you’re throwing in the towel on whatever shred of integrity you had remaining in order to protect your Democrat benefactors, the narrative is all that matters.

Just another fake news media week in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

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In Light of the Mueller Indictments, When Will We Get a Special Counsel to go After George Soros?

After all the hysteria over guns on the cable fake news networks this week, here’s a reality check from our friends in the Great White North of Minnesota:  WCCO CBS Minnesota reports that record numbers of Minnesotans now own guns, record numbers of Minnesotans now have concealed carry permits, and the state’s violent crime rate hit a new all-time record low in 2017.  That’s the reality of gun ownership in America:  The more people who own guns and have permits to carry, the lower the violent crime rate becomes.  Since concealed carry laws began to be passed by various states 30 years ago, there has been basically no exception to that dynamic.  None.

Nicolle Wallace goes full retard – Former Republican and now MSNBC pet fake “conservative” host Nicolle Wallace told her audience on Friday that “We’re talking about this because, let’s be honest, 17 white kids were [killed].”  Yes, because the fake news media spent no time at all talking about that mass 2015 shooting in a black church in Charleston by a white guy named Dylann Roof.  Nobody talked about that one at all, nope.  Uh-uh.  Not a word.  Why, nobody’s ever even heard of Dylann Roof.  No sirree.  Holy cow.

Truth is, few Americans had likely even spent a second worrying about what race these people – not all kids, 2 adults were in the mix as well – were before Wallace and her panel of fellow abject nitwits decided to make it an issue in the hopes, of course, that their remarks might go viral in the social media space, which is exactly what happened, though for the wrong reasons.  As is always the case in situations such as this, it is the fake news media and leftwing social justice warriors who focus instantly on race, not real, thinking and caring Americans.  There was a time during the George W. Bush years that Ms. Wallace actually had her head on fairly straight.  Obviously, being absorbed into the MSNBC group-think borg ruins everyone it touches.

If you go look at who the victims actually were, Ms. Wallace’s statement that they are all “white kids” turns out to be a matter of how you define “white.”  At least three of the 15 kids have Hispanic surnames, another is obviously Asian.  They look like a pretty normal, diverse cross-section of the U.S. population, with the lone exception that none are African Americans.   All one can take away from Ms. Wallace’s and her moron panel’s discussion is that they’re angry that no African Americans died in Parkland on Wednesday.  That is unimaginably ghoulish.

Hey, maybe Nicolle Wallace will end up as one of the hosts on The View.  She and Joy Behar would be a match made in hell.

You’ve all heard by now that Robert Mueller indicted a bunch of Russians on Friday, charging them basically with being trolls on Twitter and Facebook.  Conveniently, the hastily-organized press conference hosted by fake Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took place just 45 minutes after the revelation that the FBI had been notified about the Parkland shooter on January 5 and failed to act.  But of course, we’re all supposed to believe that the timing of Rosenstein’s announcement was mere coincidence and keep trusting the FBI. Because we’re all supposed to be mind-numbed automatons by now.

Seriously, when you read the indictment and listen to Rosenstein’s comments, you have to wonder why the fake Deputy AG has failed thus far to create a second special counsel to investigate the efforts of a Hungarian national named George Soros to interfere with every U.S. election that has taken place in the 21st century.  These Russians did nothing that Soros hasn’t done, and didn’t do a whole buch of things that he has done in the U.S.

So if it is now a crime for foreign nationals to, for example, pay people to stage riots, Soros is your guy.  If it is now a federal crime for foreign nationals to pay people to create fake accounts on various social media platforms to try to influence U.S. public opinion, Soros is your guy.   You can go on and on and on through this indictment and see that these Russians were basically amateurs compared to the havoc on our society that Soros has caused.

Yes, Soros does technically have U.S. citizenship, one of the most horrific mistakes our immigration system has ever made.  But he was born and grew up in Hungary, and is a citizen of both Hungary and Britain.  Thus, he is a foreign national who never stops attempting to interfere with U.S. elections.

And guess what else?  It didn’t make much news, but an American named Richard Pinedo was also a part of Mueller’s social media bot roundup, and plead guilty on Friday.  So, how does any of what Mueller and Rosenstein are charging these Russians and one American with differ in any real way from George Soro’s activities in our country?  Is it only that Soros is a member in good standing of the DC swamp?

Yep.  Silly question.

Just another day in the DC Swamp is really, really hard to drain America.

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The First Step to Preventing More School Shootings: Remove the FBI From the Equation

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

While advocates on both sides of the largely-irrelevant gun control issue are talking past one another every hour on the hour on all the cable TV networks, one way to really, truly improve on the current system for preventing such acts in the future is becoming crystal clear:  The FBI must be removed from the equation.

First, let’s look at this killer’s background:

  • Law enforcement had had to be called to his home an almost unbelievable 39 times during the four years leading up to Wednesday’s act of mass murder;
  • He was well known by family, friends, fellow students and teachers to be prone to violence;
  • He had in fact been expelled from school for acts of and threats of violence;
  • He had been in and out of at least one mental institution;
  • He had been under the care of a psychiatrist and had been taking anti-psychotic medications.

In spite of all of those things and more, this 19 year-old who could not purchase a beer at the corner 7-11 managed to pass the FBI background check to legally purchase a semi-automatic rifle from a local gun dealer.  Apparently, all that violent behavior and mental health issues raised no red flags with the nation’s “premier law enforcement agency,” which the FBI loves to call itself.

But that’s not all, oh, no.

On Thursday we find out that the FBI was actually informed about this kid way back in September, when he posted terroristic threats in a comment linked to a YouTube video.   A concerned citizen reported these threats, along with the kid’s unusually-spelled name, but the FBI claims it was unable to identify the kid, because “No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time location or the true identity of the person who made the comment,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky during a news conference.

Wait, what?  Why not?  After all, the shooter used his real, oddly-spelled name when leaving the comment.  How many people in America use that exact spelling and have the same last name?  A dozen?  Is that too many to cull through for the nation’s “premier law enforcement agency?”

But set the oddly-spelled name aside.  Why couldn’t the nation’s “premier law enforcement agency” trace the IP address of the computer from which that comment was posted?  There are probably a million Millennial males living in their grandmother’s basements right now who could have done that in about 2 minutes.  But the nation’s “premier law enforcement agency” couldn’t manage it, or more likely couldn’t be bothered to deal with the matter.  After all, the nation’s “premier law enforcement agency” was far too preoccupied with framing General Mike Flynn and trying to dummy up a fake case against a sitting President of the United States to allocate any real time to trying to prevent something as menial as a potential mass murder.

Now today, we discover that the FBI was notified about this mentally ill, violent potential killer yet again, this time on January 5.  How do we know that?  Well, from the FBI’s own damn statement on the matter, which was issued Friday morning:

FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.

Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.

We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said:

“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly.

“We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.”

My God, how much more evidence of the FBI’s utter and complete incompetence, it’s utter and complete lack of interest in preventing such mass murders, do we as a society now need?  Director Wray’s statement, placing responsibility on “all Americans to be vigilant and…contact us with concerns” is at this point an absolutely pathetic joke.  What reason does anyone have to contact an agency filled with incompetent stumble-bums who clearly have no interest in acting on such information to begin with?

There is no magic bullet to preventing these mass school shootings from happening in our country, and anyone who tells you they have one is either an idiot or a liar.  But one piece of any possible solution is at this point crystal clear:  The FBI must – MUST – be removed from the equation.  Its responsibilities related to conducting background checks, enforcing gun laws and identifying and acting on potential threats to our school children need to be carved out of its mission and assigned to some other agency or combination of agencies.  Perhaps the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms or U.S. Marshalls service have personnel who actually care about protecting human lives.

Because the FBI is just too darn busy with its political, election-reversing priorities to be bothered with such mundane duties any longer.

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The Senate’s Predictable Abject Failure on Immigration Shows Democrats Aren’t Our Only Problem

Do Democrat candidates really want to stake their prospects on San Fran Nan? – The demented face of the Democrat Party was on full display for reporters yesterday, as San Fran Nan stuttered, stammered, spasmed, muttered and facial ticked her way through a press availability.  The American Mirror captures the horror show that the rest of the fake news media refuses to report on.  This is who Democrats want to replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House next year.  Frightening.

Man, nobody could’ve seen this one coming.  Oh, wait…:  With Mitt Romney scheduled to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate from Utah today via a video posted social media, he has gotten his marching orders from the reliable fake journalists at the Washington Post.  The post has a story this morning with a headline that reads, “With McCain retreat, some look to Romney to carry traditional Republican torch…”  So, the Washington swamp demands that the failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee replace the failed and fading 2008 GOP presidential nominee as the Senate’s biggest squish RINO.  Somewhere, Lindsey Graham is jumping up and down with his hand in the air, shouting “Hey!  Hey! Hey!  Remember me???”

Oprah and Mike Pence, birds of a Christian feather. – Just two days after The View host Joy Behar insulted every Christian in America by saying that Mike Pence’s habit of talking to Jesus constitutes “mental illness”, Oprah Winfrey told an interviewer she suffers from mental illness as well.  In an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime, she told CBS’s fake reporter that she has not heard the call to higher office: “And wouldn’t I know? Because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn’t God kinda tell me? And I haven’t heard that,” she says.  Man, Joy Behar, who has refused to apologize to Pence on-air for her disgusting remarks – remarks that, if uttered about a Muslim would have seen her fired from her job before she could walk off the set – now has an Oprah problem.  And nobody wants an Oprah problem.

So, this week’s senate “debate” over the DACA “kids” (Average Age:  26) and other immigration issues has been an abject failure, as the Campaign Update told you it would be two weeks ago.  In fact, Democrats ensured it was a joke from the very beginning.  After spending a month whining about wanting a “wide-ranging debate” on the floor of the senate on immigration issues, the Democrats had entered into their first of several filibusters to prevent debate within a few minutes.  They were never serious on this issue to begin with, and they never will be.

The Democrats don’t really care about DACA recipients other than to the extent they can get them immediate amnesty and turn them into reliable dependents on the government and thus reliable Democrat voters.  Barring enough RINOs agreeing to that – and lord knows, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Susan Collins worked as hard as they could trying to get that done this week – the Democrats are quite content to just keep DACA alive as a campaign issue for the midterm elections.

The great news for Republicans is that the Democrats are wrong on this issue – it is a clear political loser for them at this point, especially in the congressional districts that are actually competitive.  So President Trump is just fine with allowing DACA to run out on March 5 and using it to pound Democrat congressional candidates over the head with for the next 8 months through Election Day in November.  This issue, combined with the ability for Republican candidates to show San Fran Nan’s snarling face and stammering voice on every campaign ad will, if used properly, probably ensure the GOP will retain its majority in the U.S. House and increase its majority in the Senate by 5 or 6 seats.

The bad news for Republicans is that so many of their members in the Senate remain RINO sellouts on the immigration issue that the President’s submitted plan that would resolve DACA, enhanced border security, restrictions on chain migration and elimination of the insane “diversity lottery” couldn’t even get 40 votes.  That just shows us all how entrenches the DC swamp creatures  are on this issue.

For those interested, here are the names of the 14 RINOs who still want to destroy this country’s culture at the altar of open borders:

John Barrasso

Susan Collins

Steve Daines

Mike Enzi

Jeff Flake

Jim Moran

Lisa Murkowski

Ben Sasse

John Thune

That’s 10.  There are four others – Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Jim Inhofe – who voted “no” on the bill because they oppose even the 12-year path to citizenship offered to DACA “kids” in the bill.  It’s probably safe to assume that those four would have been “yes” votes on this comprehensive approach if it had a chance of passage.

If you’re wondering, John McCain is still home in bed, and Lindsey Graham voted for the bill for his own mysterious reasons.

Regardless, what the vote on the President’s plan – which was sponsored by Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley – shows us is that our problems on the nation’s broken immigration system are not limited to the disloyal Democrat Party.  There are plenty of Republicans who remain big roadblocks on getting anything real done.

Perhaps some aggressive executive orders on the matter are in order as of today.

Just another day in the DC Swamp is really, really hard to drain America.

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A Florida Tragedy Overshadows Schiff and Fauxcahontas

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The new Morning Consult Poll is out, and guess what?  It now has the Republicans leading the Democrats in the generic congressional ballot for the first time in more than a year.  The Ds led the Rs by 10 as recently as December 18.   Meanwhile, President Trump’s job approval rating shot up in this poll, to 47% approve vs. 47% disapprove.  Hey, remember all those breathless predictions in the fake news media of a Democrat tidal wave election coming in the November mid-terms?  Yeah, we’re not seeing those anymore.

Guessing this wasn’t part of the approved Democrat/Fake news media talking points. – Bug-eyed CA congressman Adam Schiff, speaking at a media-sponsored breakfast Wednesday morning, confirmed the White House’s position about his 10-page rebuttal memo to the House Intel Committee’s FISA Abuse Memo.  Schiff told the audience in attendance that “We need to go through that and identify that which remains classified and would implicate sources and methods or investigative interests.”

Wait, what???  Haven’t we just gone through five days of Schiff whining that the White House had no legitimate reason to send his booby-trap-filled tome back to the Committee for cleaning?  Before yesterday morning, Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and all their fake journalist friends had simply ignored the fact that the FBI and DOJ had identified numerous areas in which the Democrat memo would reveal classified information and betray sources and methods.  Now suddenly, Mr. Bug Eyes has spilled the beans.  That was obviously not a part of the plan, since the Daily Caller was one of only a handful of media outlets to report on Schiff’s obviously unintentional moment of honesty.  Somewhere, San Fran Nan is fuming.

Senator Elizabeth Fauxcahontas Warren, speaking at a gathering of real, actual, legitimate Native Americans, told the gathering that although she has absolutely no evidence whatsoever of any kind that her mother came from any sort of native American heritage, “no one — not even the president of the United States — will ever take that part of me away.”  Wait, what “part” of you would that be – the pathological liar part?  The cultural appropriation part?  The part where you invented the false claim of native American heritage so you could get a job at Harvard?  It’s all so confusing.  And pathetic.  And shameful.  And hilarious.

So, let’s see here…yet another troubled young man from a broken home who had a history of torturing animals and was a “loner” and who his classmates and teachers did everything they could to stay away from because he was so threatening to them and who had actually been kicked out of school for violent and threatening behavior and who had been in therapy but quit going a year ago and who we will most likely find out soon was taking some form of anti-depression or anti-psychotic medications shot and killed 17 people at his former high school yesterday.  Man, nobody could have possibly seen that coming.  Well, except for those surviving students who told reporters that “we all knew this was coming.”

Of course, immediately the fake news media and all the perpetually outraged social justice warriors took to their Twitter feeds and CNN/MSNBC discussion panels to assign full blame for this tragedy on…the inanimate object.  Thus ends any hope that our society might, just this once, take a step back and look at the real causes that led to this tragedy and maybe even try to do something effective to prevent future such atrocities.  You know, things like taking potentially violent mental illness more seriously, like employing some intelligent profiling and threat assessment procedures, like forcing every public school to employ armed security personnel so that potential bad actors will know they are going to be met by a good guy with a gun.

Instead, we will today be treated to the exact same fruitless politicized finger-pointing we have seen after every tragic school mass shooting since Columbine, ending quickly all hope that anything effective might take place.  So, some months down the road, another mass school shooting will take place, and the perpetrator will inevitably have the exact same profile described above, after which the same exact fruitless finger-pointing will ensue, and shocked students who thankfully weren’t harmed will once again say “we all knew this was coming.”

Everyone, that is, except the people who could have done something to prevent it.

Just another day in our country is certifiably insane America.

That is all.

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General Mike Flynn is not Going Softly Into That Good Night

Let’s play a little timeline game here:

12.1.2017 – General Mike Flynn, after being hounded, having his family threatened and driven to near-bankruptcy for months by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his gang of Clinton/Obama hacks, enters a guilty plea for having lied to the FBI in a surprise January 24 interview that was conducted by FBI Deep State agent Peter Strzok and two other agents.

12.7.2017 – The judge who received that plea, Judge Rudolph Contreras – who also happens to be a FISA Court judge – was removed from the case.  Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan is assigned as his replacement on the case.  The fake news media naturally has shown no curiosity at all about why this change took place.

12.12.2017 – One of Judge Sullivan’s first actions in the case was to issue an order to Mueller to turn over all evidence used in the case against Flynn.  More on this later.

12.2017 – 1.2018 – A steady stream of revelations of corrupt behavior on the part of senior staff at FBI and DOJ has resulted in the firing/reassignment/resignations of 9 such personnel, including Strzok, his lover and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, DOJ official Bruce Ohr, FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe, FBI General Counsel Bob Baker, and others.

12.13.2017 – 12.20.2017 – A series of five motions to intervene on behalf of General Flynn were filed with the court by a “private individual” who has thus far not been fully identified.  The motions are based on the argument that the evidence presented to the court by the Mueller team was illegally obtained “fruit of the poisonous tree”.  These motions were denied by Judge Sullivan because the federal rules for intervention do not provide for the intervention by a third party in a criminal case.  (For those unfamiliar with the term, “fruit of the poisonous tree” used to describe evidence that has been illegally obtained.)

1.31.2018 – Robert Mueller files a request for a delay of the sentencing hearing related to Flynn’s guilty plea until May,

2.12.2018 – Byron York publishes a piece in the Washington Examiner detailing James Comey’s March, 2017 closed-door testimony to congress that Strzok and the other FBI agents present for Flynn’s 1.24.2017 interview did not believe Flynn had misled them, and that he and the agents had then decided not to pursue any charges against Flynn.

2.14.2018 – Today, at Robert Mueller’s request, Judge Sullivan entered a protective order in the case governing use of the documents already provided by Mueller’s team pursuant to the previous order and any further evidence that may be provided via defense discovery going forward.  Basically, this means that Mueller’s team is ready to begin complying with Sullivan’s order from 12.12, and wants to ensure the evidence they provide will be held confidential, and only for the use of the defense.

What does this all mean?  It means that Mike Flynn has decided to defend himself, most likely on the same “fruit of the poisonous tree” grounds contained on those five motions to intervene that were filed with the court in mid-December.  It means that Mueller was, at the end of January, aware that he has a problem, which is most likely why he agreed to file the motion to delay sentencing.

It probably means that Comey and his pal Strzok should have taken more care to get their story straight before Comey testified to congress last March, and it could well mean that Strzok and/or others went back and doctored the records memorializing their 1.24.2017 surprise meeting with Flynn after the fact.  It could also mean that the revelations detailed in the recently-released FISA Abuse Memo have provided Flynn’s lawyers with proof that Flynn was illegally surveilled by the Obama thugs.  And it could also mean that there are relevant exchanges of information in the thousands of texts between Strzok and Page that have yet to be released to the public.

Finally, for me it means that I just cannot wait to find out who it was that filed those motions to intervene on Flynn’s behalf back in December.  I suspect we’ll all be familiar with the name when it is ultimately revealed.

The good guys almost always win in the end, and General Mike Flynn is definitely one of the good guys.

That is all.

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Donald Trump Just Keeps on Winning, and Pelosi and Schumer Have no Answer to it

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – The Democrats are starting to have second thoughts about their “all Trump hate, all the time” fake strategy for prevailing in this year’s mid-term elections.   McClatchy News  reports that, as the Rasmussen survey has the President’s approval rating hovering near 50%, the Democrats’ own internal polling has his standing now at 44%, up from 40% in November.  Even worse for the Dems, their generic congressional polling has them now sitting with just a 46-42 advantage, less than half of their edge just a few months ago.  The memo accompanying the polling stated “While still on track for a successful November, the extent of Democratic gains will be blunted if Democrats do not reengage more aggressively in speaking to the economic and health care priorities of voters.”  Yeah, after 15 months of nothing but hating Trump, it’s doubtful most Democrats even know how to do that at this point.  Nothing makes my day like the smell of Democrat panic in the morning.  Smells like Winning.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – The National Federation of Independent Businesses reports that expansionist sentiment among small business owners hit an all-time high in January.  “One in five small companies said they plan to boost hiring…The new tax law “produced the most recent boost to small-business optimism,” NFIB’s William Dunkelberg and Holly Wade said in a report.”  Guess this is more of those crumbs San Fran Nan keeps whining about.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part III – Lunatic Marxist congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois told a rally of “dozens” of DACA advocates out in San Diego yesterday that he is planning on running for President!  Talk about a gift wrapped in gold for Republicans – a Guiterrez candidacy would put the perfect face on the Democrat Party:  snarling, unstable, hateful, incoherent and just not very bright in general.  Let’s all wish the congressman well in his pursuit of the Party’s nomination in 2020.

In case you missed it, the Susan Rice CYA email to Susan Rice is creating several ripple effects.  Last night’s Evening Campaign Update noted that one impact from the email is that it is raising the public profile of Sally Yates again, making her a central figure in the whole Deep State Cabal.  But another bit of fallout is that the email indicates that James Comey lied to congress yet again, this time when he told a congressional committee on June 8, 2017 that he had only met privately with President Obama twice, and named the dates.

The Rice to Rice email says that Comey actually met privately with President Obama after the general January 5 meeting her email describes, which included Yates and Joe Biden, among others.  January 5 was not one of the dates Comey rolled out to congress.  So, either Rice is lying or Comey lied, and goodness knows, neither option would come as any surprise to anyone at this point.

If you are worried about the Republicans and President Trump getting cold feet over the next couple of weeks and surrendering on the DACA issue without getting other immigration reforms in return, well, stop it.  It’s not going to happen.

The Democrats simply have zero political leverage in this situation – other than whatever leverage John McCain and Lindsey Graham surrender to them, of course – and really have no means of forcing a bad deal here.  They don’t have the votes to get anything done, public opinion has tilted to the President’s side, and even many of the DACA “kids” (Average age:  26) have taken to advocating that the Democrats agree to a border wall and other major reforms in order to get the DACA fix.

President Trump remains very clear on this:  He will veto any “clean” DACA bill that surrenders on the other immigration reforms he wants, which is what bills offered by McCain and Graham do.  We should have all figured out by now that Mr. Trump does not make these public statements just to hear himself talk, like our previous White House occupant was fond of doing.

The President has repeatedly informed Chuck Schumer and his fake news media slaves that DACA will expire on March 5 without a comprehensive deal on immigration.  Schumer, Pelosi and other Democrat “leaders,” such as they are, are in a panic over this, since they have never wanted to do a comprehensive immigration bill because they’ve always wanted to keep it alive as a campaign issue.

But that was in the days when public opinion was in their favor.  With even the heavily-biased polling organizations showing public opinion having now shifted to President Trump’s favor, they now have no means of convincing weak-kneed RINOs – other than McCain and Graham, of course – to surrender and give them the “clean” DACA-only bill they want.

So, stop worrying, folks.  The next couple of weeks will either deliver a package that includes a DACA fix, funding for a border wall and other enhanced security measures, heavy restrictions on chain migration and an end to the insane diversity lottery system, or there will be no bill at all, and DACA will indeed expire on March 5.

Because Donald Trump has shown even Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan that winning is better than unilateral surrender.

Just another day in Trump just keeps on winning America.

That is all.

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