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Tillerson Was the Best Sec. of State in a Decade; Pompeo Will Be Better

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, what to make of the Rex Tillerson firing?  There’s a lot to unpack here, so I’ll try to do it in a fairly orderly fashion.

First, let’s state up front the undeniable truth that Rex Tillerson was the nation’s finest Secretary of State in a decade.  Unlike his two immediate predecessors in the job, Mr. Tillerson is a patriot, a lover of America, a believer in promoting American-style Democracy around the world and protecting U.S. national security at home.  He had no interest in selling America’s foreign policy to the highest bidder or in promoting radical Islam throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world.

So, we all owe Mr. Tillerson our thanks for his service, and an appreciation for the way in which he represented the country for the last 14 months.

That having all been said, no one should be surprised at all that he is being replaced in his job.  The fact of the matter is that Tillerson was not on the same page as the President he pledged to serve in too many ways to have lasted long in the office.  Here are some examples:

  • He is a big fan of the horrible deal the Obama Administration did with the terrorist supporing Mullahs in Iran, and consistently slow-played providing information to the President that was not positive towards keeping the agreement in place;
  • He was accused of having called the President a “moron” behind his back last summer, and refused to either deny or apologize for uttering that insult despite being repeatedly questioned about it.  Not a lot of employees are going to survive calling their boss a “moron” for very long;
  • He is a big believer in man-made “global warming” theory in an administration made up largely of skeptics, and was reportedly upset that the President cancelled U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Accords;
  • He has not at any point been supportive of President Trump’s approach to dealing with the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea;
  • He has been slow to hire people to fill senior posts in the State Department and even slower to clean out the deep state holdovers from the Obama Administration.

There are other examples of Tillerson’s conflict with his boss, but those seem to be the main ones.  Quite simply, Tillerson is not a “Trump guy” and was never going to become one.

He will now be replaced by Mike Pompeo, the current CIA Director, who is a “Trump guy” and will be on board with the Trump program.  Coming out of his CIA role, Pompeo knows where all the bodies are buried, all over the world.  This is a guy who graduated first in his class at West Point, a mechanical engineer with a highly analytical mind who doesn’t take any BS off of anybody.

He has a law degree from Harvard, where he served on the law review.  He’s a three-term congressman from Kansas who served on committees with oversight related to energy, intelligence, business and commerce and the CIA, as well as the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

You probably won’t be seeing any reports about Pompeo calling his boss a “moron,” and if you do, you’ll see a quick and unambiguous denial  from Pompeo, because any such report will be a fabrication.  You won’t see Pompeo slow-walking anything negative towards the Iran deal, or slow-walking anything else, for that matter.  You won’t see Pompeo shedding tears about the Paris Accords or publicly at odds with the President over North Korea.

We all owe Tillerson our gratitude, and we should all be happy that Pompeo will be our new Secretary of State.  The Trump Administration just got stronger with this change.

When news of the Pompeo appointment became public, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following tweet, one which he probably thought would make all of his base of leftwing idiots happy as little clams:

But it turned out that not all leftwing idiots were happy after all.  The leftwing idiot who is the de facto propaganda minister for the Russian-supported anti-Fracking movement, Josh Fox, responded to Chuckie’s tweet with a little R-rated missive of his own:

So, as you can see, there is trouble in pinhead paradise.  No doubt, Schumer’s completely insincere reference to getting tough towards Putin and Russia is what really set Fox off.  After all, a guy’s got to make a living, right?  You cut that Russian funding off, why, the anti-fracking movement would have to find some honest money instead.  And that would be hard.

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The Hillary Clinton Excuse Generator Doll Humiliates Itself in India

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Ok, it was actually Hillary Clinton who humiliated her own self in India, but seriously, someone needs to manufacture a Hillary Clinton Bobblehead Excuse Generator Doll.  Just pull the string and it spits out one of 100 excuses for losing the election.  You’d sell a billion of them, promise.]

The Pantsuit Princess was in the news on Monday for rolling out yet more excuses for why she lost the presidential election in 2016.  If you thought she had already blamed everyone else in the United States of America for her failure except for herself, boy, were you wrong.

Speaking to an audience in India, of all places, where the great majority of the population is poor, uneducated and unproductive, the Coughing Crook blamed her loss on people who are poor, uneducated and unproductive.  Oh, and they were all racists, too.  No kidding:

“There’s all that red in the middle, where Trump won. Now, I win the coasts, I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that. But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign, Make America Great Again, was looking backwards. ‘You don’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women getting jobs, you don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.'”

Oh, but it gets better.  The 100% self-absorbed, 0% self-aware Fainting Felon, who has spent much of her adult life claiming to be a champion of women’s rights, went on to claim that any woman who voted for Donald Trump did so only because their husband or their boss told them to do so.

Then, as if to prove beyond all remaining doubt (could there really be any at this point?) that she was indeed the very worst candidate for any elective office in American history, the Grasping Grifter proceeded to stumble down the steps leading out of the venue, despite being held up by two men.  We can expect her to blame the incident on the two men, who no doubt told her to stumble, a demand that she, as a mere woman, had no ability to resist.

Never stop talking, Hillary.  Please, never stop.

The House Intelligence Committee announced Monday evening that it has concluded its year-long investigation into allegations that the Trump Campaign “colluded” with Russia to influence the 2016 elections, and found zero evidence to support the claims.  Combined, the three major network newscasts devoted less than 1 minute of coverage to that bit of news.  If this surprises you, you probably get your news from the evening network newscasts.

San Fran Nan stammered through a condemnation of the Committee’s move, slamming Speaker Paul Ryan for not keeping the investigation going into perpetuity.  Because, of course, the Democrats’ goal whenever there is a Republican in the White House is to always have myriad fake investigations into fake scandals going simultaneously.  This is especially true when GOP policies are producing things like jobs and economic prosperity.  It’s the Democrat playbook, right there on page 359.

The Democrat playbook also demands that they and their myriad fake journalist press agents continue to demonize Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (Low-IQ Maxine Waters carried out that task on MSNBC Monday night), and that bug-eyed Adam Schiff produce a minority report filled with classified information, which the administration will have to heavily redact, giving the Democrats and the fake news media the excuse to scream “coverup!”  Yes, it’s tiresome, yes, it’s incredibly dishonest, but what do you expect Democrats to do, focus on policy?

Hah!  That’ll be the day.  Focusing on policy got deleted from the Democrat playbook way back in 1992, when Bill and Hillary got elected to their co-presidency.  It will never return, trust me.

Speaking of fake news outlets, economic prosperity and jobs, the fakest #fakenews outlet of them all, CNN, just keeps getting faker as time goes along.  For years, CNN had kept an updated online “jobs tracker”, which provided monthly updates about the number of jobs added or lost by the U.S. economy during the George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama administrations.

But updating the tracker has amounted to just too much good news for President Donald Trump over the last year, as the Trump economy has kept adding new jobs at an accelerating pace.  So, the fake journalists at CNN just couldn’t take it anymore, and decided at the first of the year to stop updating the tracker.  That is sad, pathetic and hilarious all rolled up into a tight little fake news ball.

Just another day in the Democrat playbook America.

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Fake Religions, Fake Indians and Fake Republicans

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Church of Scientology is getting its own TV channel.  Yay!  The favored fake religion of Hollywood’s mindless nitwits announced over the weekend that it will begin rolling out content today on Apple TV, Roku and DirectTV.  And guess what?  I have DirecTV at my home, so I’ll get to watch it for you and give you a review!  Ok, just kidding – the little wifey and I are in the middle of a 7-season marathon of Homeland, so there will be no time at all for Scientology TV.  No word on what the new programming on the new channel will consist of, but it’s a very safe bet that a bunch of really bad flicks by Tom Cruise and John Travolta will be prominently featured in the mix.

Speaking of outright frauds, Elizabeth Warren was challenged on several Sunday morning fake news programs to just take a DNA test and put this whole fake Indian thing to bed.  Just spit into a cup, seal it up, mail it in to that online DNA testing service, and two weeks later it will all be over.  And hey, the chances are really, really good that the results she gets back are going to claim she has some small percentage of Indian blood in her, because that’s what that service does:  It tells everyone that they come from pretty much everywhere.

But oh, no, not Fauxcahontas.  She’s not having any of that.  She is so certain of her Indian blood because of “family lore” and all, that she just doesn’t need to have any proof.  Of course, the truth is most likely that the shameless phony has been lying about it all these years and she’s scared to death that she will be the 1 in 100 people who get results back denying that she has any Indian DNA at all.

The fake Indian Senator from Massachusetts also stated definitely, at least half a dozen times, that “I am not running for president” when asked by her Sunday interviewers.  Given her history, we can take this to be a definitive statement that she is indeed planning to run for the Democrat nomination in 2020.

Boy, that Democrat presidential field is just going to be chock full of fakes, phonies and frauds in two years.  In addition to the fakest Indian in America, President Trump will also be challenged by a field that will include 80 year-old commie Bernie Sanders, 77 year-old hair implant poster child, serial woman groper and nude swimmer Joe Biden, the latest reboot of the Pantsuit Princess, the completely deranged Corey Booker, the even more completely deranged Chicago congressman Luis Gutierrez, the amazingly unaccomplished Kamala Harris, and Oprah.  No word if Bill Nye the fake science guy will join the fun, but hey, he certainly has the career fraud qualifications down pat, so why not?

In case you missed it, the Democrat Party took a first step towards reducing the number of “super delegates” to its 2020 convention over the weekend, a move that will likely end up reducing their numbers by about half.  This will make it a little tougher for the Coughing Crook to rig the nominating process again in 2020 like she and Debbie Wasserman Schulz and the DNC did in 2016.  So we can expect even more fakes, phones, frauds and freaks to line up in the coming months to pursue the party’s nomination, now that there might be a 40% chance the Clintons won’t rig the thing again.

Speaking of fakes, phonies and frauds, RINO Senator Jeff Flake came to Chuck Todd’s defense on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, after President Trump had referred to the show’s host as a “sleepy sonofabitch” during his Saturday rally in Pittsburgh.  The terminally whiny Sen. Flake actually blamed President Trump’s calling out of the fake news media in the U.S. as causing the arrests of journalists in other countries.  No, really, that’s what he said:

“We have a record number of journalists being jailed overseas, some on false news charges, echoing the phrases he uses. I don’t think it’s a responsible thing to do. I really don’t.”

First of all, we don’t have a “record number” of journalists being jailed overseas.  It’s pretty likely that the “record” for that particular exercise was established during the Bolshevik revolution in Russia a century ago.  Second, tin pot dictators and communist thugs all over the world have been arresting journalists they don’t like all throughout human history, so claiming this is something that just started when Donald Trump took office 14 months ago is more dishonest than any claim Elizabeth Warren has ever made about her fake Indian ancestry.

Third, note to “Meet the Press”:  Jeff Flake has a  public approval rating in his own home state that consistently hovers below 20%.  Nobody cares what Jeff Flake thinks or says.  If you’re going to have a token fake Republican show up on your program, why not invite Lindsey Graham or Susan Collins?  They at least could win an election in their own state if they had to run again today.

Just another weekend of fakes, phones and frauds parading across our TV screens America.

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Has Jeff Sessions Been Boiling the Frog? Sure Seems That Way.

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

There isn’t much worth reading in the #NeverTrump enclave that is The National Review anymore, but there are exceptions to this rule.  Anything written by the great Victor Davis Hanson is one such exception.  Anything written by Andrew C. McCarthy is the other.

McCarthy, who is himself a former federal prosecutor, published a very interesting piece at National Review on Saturday.  It’s long, but well worth the read, as he provides an excellent synopsis of alleged FBI and DOJ abuses in both the Clinton email scandal and the whole Trump-Russia “collusion” fantasy play, and concludes with a strong and interesting recommendation on how Attorney General Jeff Sessions should proceed to have both matters investigated and, if warranted, prosecuted.

In brief, McCarthy is no fan of the special counsel law in general or of the specific and growing calls from an array of congressional Republicans for the appointment of a second special counsel to “investigate the investigators”.  He believes the special counsel law is structured in a way that pretty much ensures out-of-control investigations with no investigative sidebars or budgetary restrictions, ones that inevitably end up causing an amazing amount of political and societal disruption, ruin lives, and whose end results tend to be a handful of convictions of minor functionaries for process violations that may or may not have any relation to the supposed reason why the investigation began in the first place.  See the results of the Robert Mueller investigation thus far as a primary example.

Rather than repeat this prosecutorial circus with the appointment of another special counsel, McCarthy proposes the following approach:

Here is what should be done. Attorney General Sessions should assign a U.S. attorney from outside Washington to conduct a probe of how the Clinton-emails and Trump-Russia investigations were handled by the Justice Department and FBI…

…the designated U.S. attorney would handle this investigation along with the rest of the work of his or her office — this would not be a prosecutor whose only assignment is to pursue a single target or set of targets, and who thus faces great pressure to file charges, no matter how far afield from the original focus of the investigation, in order to justify the appointment. Unlike the inspector general, the U.S. attorney would have full jurisdiction to convene a grand jury; investigate any crimes attendant to the Clinton-emails and Trump-Russia probes; issue subpoenas and seek other court process (such as search warrants) to secure evidence; and prosecute any violations of law by persons inside or outside of government.

I find this specific recommendation, coming on this specific weekend to be fascinating, because McCarthy’s recommendation for investigating DOJ/FBI conduct in these two scandals/non-scandals essentially amounts to an endorsement to the approach Sessions himself told Fox News’s Shannon Bream on Wednesday that he is already pursuing in looking into alleged DOJ/FBI abuses of the FISA process (Jeff Sessions Dropped a Bomb – Hardly Anyone Noticed).

To quote Sessions:

“I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ), to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.” 

And, as I pointed out in that piece on Thursday:

Unlike [DOJ Inspector General Michael] Horowitz, this unidentified special prosecutor would have the power to convene a grand jury – and may have already done so – and quickly begin issuing subpoenas based on the recommendations contain in the Horowitz report.

Let’s also remember that, over the course of three weeks in December and January, Sessions let it be known that he has taken a similar approach to forming DOJ investigations into the following Clinton/Obama era scandals:

  • Uranium One;
  • The Clinton Foundation;
  • Felony leaks coming out of DOJ and the FBI;
  • The Obama/Hezbollah “Project Cassandra” scandal.

Combine all of those investigations with the DOJ Inspector General investigation, along with multiple other likely ongoing investigations we don’t even know about yet, and you have a very busy Justice Department indeed.

What’s so interesting is the way in which Sessions has gone about letting all of this be known, always casually mentioning the existence of this investigation or that in the middle of interviews, almost as an afterthought in response to a question.  He’s done it in a way that has prevented the media from engaging in feeding frenzies around any of them, and has also prevented any leaking to the press around any of them.

He’s done it so quietly that it has led many to accuse him of being a do-nothing, lazy or even compromised in some way by people who are simply unaware of everything that is going on.  I was one of those people up until last November, in fact.  Even as astute an observer as Andrew McCarthy appeared, in his piece from yesterday, unaware that the method he was suggesting for investigating one scandal was in fact the method Sessions has been employing all along related to other investigations.

Boiling the frog.  That’s what they call it in the DC Swamp when one side is inexorably turning up the heat on the opposition so slowly that the opposition doesn’t notice until the time has passed to take any effective defensive action.

If that really has been the strategy, it’s been amazingly effective.  Hopefully, the IG report will finally drop soon, and we’ll begin to find out.

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Democrats’ Fading “Rising Star” and NBC’s Sleepy Chuck Todd

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – Hey, I’m old enough to remember last week, when every fake journalist in Texas and America was telling us that Texas senate candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, an Irish guy who represents a largely-Hispanic congressional district (thus the ‘nickname’), was the Democrat Party’s “rising star” who was going to whip Ted Cruz in the general election this coming November.  Yeah, that was just another bit of fake news fed to all the fake reporters by the Democrats, who are desperate to pretend they have momentum and are about to have a “blue wave” election this Fall.

Even the increasingly disgusting leftwingers who infest the increasingly fake-newsy The Hill these days are facing up to reality now, with a new narrative on Irish Beto titled “O’Rourke faces uphill battle against Cruz after lackluster primary win”.  This comes after Irish Beto only managed to pull 62% of the vote against a couple of other Democrats with zero name recognition in the primary last week, receiving fewer than half the number of votes Cruz received in the GOP primary.  Clearly, the articulate and good looking Irish Beto is going to have to do more than be articulate and good-looking to appeal to Texas voters outside of Austin.

But don’t blame Irish Beto – this pattern of big “we’re gonna turn Texas blue!” buildup followed by a huge crash and burn at the ballot box is becoming an every-four-year tradition for the Democrats and their fake news media toadies in Texas.  Who could ever forget the gigantic buildup Texas and national media outlets gave to Wendy Davis, who thought she could ride a pro-abortion-until-birth-and-maybe-even-after-birth filibuster in the Texas Senate all the way to the governor’s office in 2014?

In that campaign, Barack Obama sent his Organizing for America clowns down to Austin to assist with the Davis effort, the web-based Texas Tribune became basically the Davis for Governor pep squad, and the New York Times treated its Upper East Side subscriber base to breathless weekly updates on its front page about the coming Reign of Wendy.  On election day, reality came home to roost, as Davis pulled in 38% of the vote against Republican Greg Abbott.

With the Texas Democrat Party probably stuck with a lackluster Dallas County sheriff as its candidate for the governor’s office (Sheriff Guadalupe Valdez, who will face some guy named Andrew White in a runoff for the nomination) Irish Beto has now become the Great Democrat/media Hope for 2018.  The truth is that his chances to defeat Senator Cruz were never any better than virtually non-existent, and all the fawning attention the NYTimes and Texas Tribune can muster on his behalf won’t change that.  Thus, Mr. O’Rourke is destined to become just the latest Great Democrat Disappointment in November, and join Ms. Davis as just another former Democrat “rising star” who has no future in politics.

Because this is Texas, not New York or California, and that is how this stuff works here.

God Bless Texas.

Meanwhile, all those NYTimes-reading Upper East Siders were tut-tutting and clicking their tongues in snobbish horror Saturday night as President Donald Trump delivered one of his classic ad lib stem-winders to a huge crowd in Pittsburgh.  Trump, fresh off a week of #Winning as only Trump can do, was pumped up and in rare form, as he went after his tormentors in the fake news media and the Democrat Party.  Here are some of the highlights:

Speaking of NBC fake journalist Chuck Todd:  The President first referred to Todd as “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd,” then followed with “He’s a sleepy son of a bitch, I’ll tell you.”  Wine glasses crashed to floors at dinner parties all around Central Park at that one.  The NYTimes tried to reach Todd for comment, but he was napping.

On CNN:  “…fake as hell CNN.  So fake.  The worst.”  Correct.

On the fact that his candidacy and presidency have been a boon for ratings at the cable TV networks, except for CNN:  “Could you imagine covering Bernie? Or Pocahontas?  How about that? Can you imagine having to cover Elizabeth Warren for four years?”  No.  We can’t.

On Mad Maxine Waters:  [She’s a] “low-IQ individual.”  He repeated this 100% true statement several times, just to irritate everyone in coastal California even more.

On Oprah Winfrey possibly running against him in 2020:  “I’d love Oprah to win, I’d beat Oprah. I know her weakness,” he said. “Wouldn’t we love to run against Oprah? I’d love it. That would be a painful experience for her.”  Again, all true, so delightfully true.

It was epic, all over the place, completely un-presidential, stream-of-consciousness Trump at his  best – or worst, if you live in the regional Democrat Party centers of New York, Hollywood or Chicago.

He should do this more often.

Just another day in the Democrats have no clue what to do about all of this America.

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Morning Joe and Maddow Go Full Blown Deranged Over Trump/Kim Meeting

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those words) took the wonderful step on Friday of issuing a pardon to former Navy Submariner Kristian Saucier.  Saucier was persecuted (and yes, I did mean to type that word, not “prosecuted”) by the Obama Justice Department in 2016 for having taken photos of a naval nuclear guidance system with his cell phone, ultimately being sentenced to serve a year in prison during the same time Obama’s DOJ was actively helping the Pantsuit Princess avoid any punishment at all for her illegal email server, and trying to fix the general election on her behalf.

Where we know that the Coughing Crook’s email server – on which gobs of classified information was transmitted – was hacked by several hostile nations, there was no allegation at all that Mr. Saucier had shared the photos of the guidance system with anyone.

At her Friday press briefing, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders had this to say:

“Mr. Saucier was 22 years old at the time of his offenses and has served out his 12-month sentence. He has been recognized by his fellow service members for his dedication, skill and patriotic spirit,” she said.

“While serving, he regularly mentored younger sailors and served as an instructor for new recruits. The sentencing judge found that Mr. Saucier’s offense stands in contrast to his commendable military service,” she said. “The president is appreciative of Mr. Saucier’s service to the country.”

So, yet another aspect of the pathetic, un-American Obama “legacy” has been reversed by Donald J. Trump.  That, folks, is #WINNING.

Tony Heller – who uses the pseudonym “Steve Goddard” on his Twitter account – has done a great job of documenting how Obama climate activists at NASA and NOAA have systematically created “global warming” where none has taken place in the last 20 years by going back in time to make the past appear cooler by falsifying the global temperature records.

Heller issued this tweet on Friday:


To which I replied:

Yes, I know I misspelled “Grapes” thanks to a recalcitrant “e” key, but you get the point.  Goddard did, too, replying with:

Can’t wait to see it.  Of course, all the snowflakes and social justice warriors will think the video is actually a documentary.

If you don’t follow Heller at his website, “The Deplorable Climate Science Blog,” you are missing out.

The Dimwits over at MSNBC went absolutely berserk in response to President Trump’s announcement that he is planning to meet with North Korea’s Crazy Little Fat Guy in the next few months to discuss the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  Joe Scarborough, appealing to his demented fan base in the upper East side of Manhattan, claimed that Trump really isn’t planning to engage in negotiations with the mad little dictator.

With his disgusting mistress Mika nodding her head beside him, the former fake Republican congressman said that Trump only made the announcement to distract attention away from the media’s obsession with porn starlet Stormy Daniels, who is claiming to have had an affair with Mr. Trump a decade ago.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

That was MSNBC’s wisdom circa Friday morning.  On Thursday evening, it was even worse, as the very odd Rachel Maddow went on an epic rant that left The Mooch speculating she needed to “take a suppository” to get over it.  Here is just a snippet of the Madness of Maddow:

“You might think another president in this circumstance, you can imagine a president asking himself or herself, ‘why has no other American president ever agreed to do this? Why has no sitting American president ever met with a leader from North Korea? Why has that never happened in all the decades North Korea existed as a nation? Should I take that to mean that this might be particularly risky or even an unwise move?'”

“It has been through Republican and Democratic administrations, the whole strategy not only for the United States but for the United States as leader of the free world, to the extent that we are, has been to treat North Korea as a pariah state and thereby try to change their behavior.”

Of course, Maddow lacks the self-awareness to ask herself why it is that the posture taken towards North Korea by previous presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama had led directly to the incredibly dangerous situation that President Trump inherited when he assumed office last year.  She is so consumed by Trump hatred that she cannot even consider that taking the same posture vis a vis North Korea over and over again for 25 years only to achieve the same terrible result is in fact the very definition of insanity, and that possibly, just possibly, a change of direction might thus be in order.  But hey, that’s totally understandable:  She is a liberal, after all.

Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

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Donald Trump Just Keeps On Winning

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I –  Nevada Senator Dean Heller told a Las Vegas radio station on Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be retiring this summer.  Let’s hope he’s right – Justice Kennedy, in his role as the wishy-washy swing vote on the court, has been responsible for more awful decisions in the last 30 years than perhaps any Justice in U.S. history.  Given President Trump’s record of appointing real constitutional conservatives to the bench, Kennedy’s retirement cannot come soon enough.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II –  February’s official non-farm payroll report from the Labor Department shows that the Trump economy added a whopping 313,000 new jobs during the month, out-pacing expectations by more than 50%.  WINNING WINNING WINNING WINNING WINNING WINNING.

Tired of all this Winning yet? Part III – President Trump formally imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum tariffs, but as I speculated last week, he is using them as tools in negotiations with other countries.  As always with Mr. Trump, everything is a negotiation.

His initial tariffs provide exemptions for both Canada and Mexico, pending the outcome of ongoing re-negotiations of the NAFTA treaty.  Carrot, meet stick.

The President also noted that other countries – are you listening, China and Japan? – would have the ability to negotiate their way to lower tariffs or outright elimination of them.

“I’ll have a right to go up or down depending on the country, and I’ll have a right to drop out countries or add countries,” Trump said Thursday while previewing his announcement in an appearance alongside his Cabinet. “We’re going to be very fair, we’re going to be very flexible, but we’re going to protect the American worker — as I said I would do in my campaign.”

So, Mr. Trump keeps a campaign promise – one that has already seen U.S. Steel announce the hiring of 500 new workers – provides a carrot to North American allies to negotiate in good faith, and provides a stick to encourage China and Japan to engage in fairer trade with our country.  The stock market responded to Mr. Trump’s announcement by shooting upwards.  The fake journalists at the Washington Post characterized this as Mr. Trump backing down from his original plan.  Mr. Trump characterizes it as #Winning.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part IV – President Trump had a very busy day on Thursday, as he also announced that he has agreed to meet with North Korea’s Crazy Little Fat Guy.  According to South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong, the Crazy Little Fat Guy expressed “eagerness” to meet with the U.S. President “as soon as possible” to discuss de-nuclearization in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions on his country.  President Trump has agreed in principle to the meeting, and boy wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall for that one?

The hilarious thing about yesterday’s announcement was watching Fox, and CNN spend a full hour between 6 and 7 ET hyping the press conference that was going to take place outside the White House at 7 p.m., and then having Mr. Chung come out, deliver a 15-second announcement, and promptly march right back into the White House without taking a single question.  This, of course, leaves the press and the rest of us with more questions than answers about the proposed meeting.

Before we get too excited about all of this, it’s important to note that it is all being filtered through the South Korean government, which has been holding talks with the Crazy Little Fat Guy and his entourage of hangers-on.  There has not yet been any formal communication directly between the U.S. and North Korean government on this meeting, so all we have right now is speculation.

We don’t even know, for example, where such a meeting would take place.  It is doubtful the little North Korean dictator would want to venture down to South Korea, and there is no way the President of the United States will be traveling to North Korea, or even to the demilitarized zone, due to security reasons.  So any meeting would have to take place either in the U.S., or in some neutral place such as Geneva, Switzerland.

A meeting in a neutral country presents all sorts of logistical hurdles and time limitations for having President Trump involved, so the reality here is that the U.S. would want to hold heavy preliminary negotiations before the two leaders actually meet.  If the Crazy Little Fat Guy is not really serious about giving up his strategic nukes and is just looking to use a negotiation process as a delaying tactic to hold off any U.S. military action while he continues to develop his intercontinental ballistic missile delivery systems, American negotiators should be able to determine that early on, and the proposed meeting between Kim and Trump would likely never take place.

President Trump referred to yesterday’s announcement as “great progress,” and perhaps it is.  We can always hope, at least, that that will turn out to be the case.  But what we really have right now is a lot of speculation with little real information to support it.  The North Koreans have a long history of sandbagging U.S. presidents like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama with glowing promises of good behavior, but then failing to come through once sanctions have been lifted.

To that point, Mr. Trump promised his administration would not make the mistake of lifting any sanctions while diplomacy is taking place.  In the coming months, he will almost certainly come under pressure from the appeasement-minded boobs in the State Department to do exactly that.  Everyone should hope that Mr. Trump holds firm.  No one named Kim has ever proved to be worthy of American trust, and we can be sure that the Crazy Little Fat Guy is no exception to that sad rule.

I predicted back in December that the situation with North Korea would ultimately be resolved without the firing of a single shot, and still believe that.  Yesterday’s events are encouraging on that point, even though there is still a very long road to be traveled.

Just another day in Donald Trump just keeps on winning America.

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Jeff Sessions Dropped a Bomb – Hardly Anyone Noticed

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I’ve been traveling this week, so I just noticed this myself this afternoon.  In an interview with Fox New’s Shannon Bream Wednesday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped a bomb when, after asked about allegations that officials within the FBI and the DOJ had violated the FISA process in order to spy on the Trump Campaign, he said the following:

“I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ), to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.” 

Wait, what?  When did that happen?  Why all the secrecy?  What is this person’s name?  What else might the person be looking at?  Here are some thoughts on what the answers to those questions might be.

First, you have to look at this from Sessions’ point of view:  He leads the DOJ, and thus the FBI as well.  Having his own DOJ lawyers investigate the FBI and DOJ anti-Trump cabal’s abuses would present a clear conflict of interest, as I pointed out last week.

My bet is that he took this action after he became aware of potential FISA abuses shortly after he assumed office in March of last year.  At that point, during his first briefing with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, he would have been made aware of the IG’s investigation into the FISA and other related matters, and thus would have become aware that he had a set of truly bad actors in his midst.  That is likely something Sessions already suspected, since it had become obvious during his confirmation hearing that he had personally been under illegal surveillance, but a briefing from Horowitz would have confirmed that reality.

Sessions would not have wanted to formally appoint a special counsel at that time, because that is a very public act, one which requires the public identification of the person who was being named.  Remember also that, at that time, Horowitz’s own investigation had only been up and running for a few months, meaning that some of the bad actors we know about today had not yet been identified, or had cases fully developed against them.

Formally appointing a special counsel at that time would have given all of these people the chance to either flee, cover their tracks, or even lawyer up before cases could have been fully developed.  Remember that we have only begun to publicly find out people like Strzok, Ohr, Page, McCabe and Baker since the first of  December.  Remember also that the disciplinary actions taken against them have been designed to keep them close and controlled.

It is also very interesting to note that none of these and others who have been identified as bad actors have been quoted in the press at all.  This is in direct contrast to James Comey, who went around leaking and singing like a jaybird for a few months after President Trump fired his sorry butt, and who is about to release a book next month.

This silence by the other bad actors most likely means one of two things:  Either these people have lawyered up and are keeping quiet to protect themselves in preparation for being prosecuted, or they are actually cooperating with Horowitz and Sessions’ unnamed outside lawyer in their ongoing investigations.

The quote from Mr. Sessions is a clever reference to the fact that he has had an outside prosecutor working on all of this stuff for quite some time now.  It is also most likely another move to set the stage for the impending release of IG Horowitz’s own report.  Unlike Horowitz, this unidentified special prosecutor would have the power to convene a grand jury – and may have already done so – and quickly begin issuing subpoenas based on the recommendations contain in the Horowitz report.

Thus, Sessions next statement from the interview:

I am well aware we have a responsibility to insure the integrity of the FISA process. We’re not afraid to look at that. The inspector general — some think that our inspector general is not very strong; but he has almost 500 [employees], most of which are lawyers and prosecutors; and they are looking at the FISA process. We must make sure that it’s done properly, and we’re going to do that. And I’ll consider their request.

He’ll not only consider their request, he’s had a special prosecutor preparing the playing field for quick action on those requests for months now.

Clever.  Boom.

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There Won’t Be Any “Blue Wave” In Texas This Year

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Losing yet? – Buckle your seat belts, it’s gonna be a rocky few days – and maybe more than that – on the stock markets.  The resignation of President Trump’s Chief Economic Adviser, Gary Cohn, pretty much ensures that.  Cohn’s resignation creates uncertainty in the direction of economic policy, and if there is one thing investors hate more than anything else, it’s uncertainty where policy is concerned.

Cohn announced he will be leaving in a few weeks after the President made the decision to move forward with tariffs on steel and aluminum against his adviser’s wishes.  Or at least, that’s the stated reason.  It seems more likely that Cohn, a globalist Democrat fish out of water in this administration who has frequently clashed not only with President Trump but with several other senior advisers and cabinet officials, decided this would be a convenient time to make his exit and get back to making gobs of money with Goldman Sachs.

After all, it isn’t as if Cohn had been overruled on matters of economic policy on a regular basis.  Plus, it isn’t as if Mr. Trump’s plans to levy such tariffs were any big secret when Cohn took the job.  Trump made that explicit promise time and time again on the campaign trail during 2015 and 2016, and we’ve all seen that he is pretty much laser-focused on keeping such campaign promises.

If Cohn really is so thin-skinned that not getting his way on one issue is enough to make him decide to quit, then he probably needs to go back to hanging out with fellow liberals anyway.  No word yet on who the replacement might be, but putting together a list of candidates who actually support the Trump “America First” program might be a good place to start the search.  After all, that’s another promise the President made throughout his campaign:  No time like the present to start keeping it where his chief economic adviser is concerned.

Democrats in action. – Jihad supporter and ironic “women’s” march organizer Linda Sarsour was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday.  The radical anti-Semite was hauled off with several of her jihadist friends on charges of “civil disobedience”, whatever that means.  The group had refused to leave when asked to do so by Ryan’s staffers, insisting they be allowed to meet with the Speaker ahead of others who actually had appointments to see him.

The subject these jihadists wanted to meet about?  DACA.  That’s right – they wanted to meet about the DACA “Kids” (Average age:  26), who are in this country illegally, an issue about which Sarsour literally has no skin in the game whatsoever.

Think about the literal perfection of this incident:  A bunch of leftist radicals insisting upon jumping the line ahead of people who had played by the rules so they could meet with the Speaker in support of a bunch of illegal immigrants who insist upon jumping the immigration line ahead of thousands of others who are playing by the legal immigration rules.  If you pointed that irony out to Sarsour, she wouldn’t get it.  She is a Democrat, after all.

That “Wave” still looks pretty darn Red in Texas. – Hey, remember all that talk over the last couple of weeks about a “Blue Wave” supposedly coming to Texas, as a supposed “record” number of Democrat voters turned out during the early voting period for the primary elections that took place on Tuesday?  Remember how the state’s Democrat Party had supposedly finally gotten its act together, how the Ds were actually fielding living human being candidates in all of the state’s 36 congressional races, how Democrat “rising star” Beto O’Rourke was going to beat Republican Ted Cruz in the U.S. senate race?  Yeah, that was just yet another fake news media-generated myth.

That myth was generated by media outlets like the Dallas Morning News and the web-based Texas Tribune looking only at early voting numbers coming in from the state’s big cities, where Democrats tend to do their best in a state in which their party has not won a statewide election since 1994.  Turns out that when you look at the voting totals from the entire state, including all those rural areas where Republicans dominate, the results from yesterday’s primaries look pretty similar to how they’ve looked for the past quarter of a century.

Per the Texas Secretary of State’s official election returns, Democrat turnout was just 6.79% overall, despite the record number of early votes.  As is always the case with Texas Democrats, they just don’t show up to cast votes in person on Election Day.  Meanwhile, GOP turnout was 10.10%, and the total votes cast in statewide races for Republicans out-paced the vote totals for Democrats by roughly 1.5 million to 1.0 million.

If those ratios hold firm come November, they translate to basically the same 60/40 GOP advantage in statewide races that the Republicans have won every four years since 1994.  In other words, there won’t be any “blue wave” coming to Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, come November.  But hey, you can’t blame the fake news media for giving it the old college try – that’s what they think they’re in business to do.

God Bless Texas.

Just another day in the only wave in Texas is a big ol’ red one America.

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