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The Horowitz FISA Investigation May Have Found its Scapegoat

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Details of the Horowitz FISA report are leaking, and it all smacks of a whitewash. – Not that that outcome wasn’t completely predictable, since I warned you to fully expect that in yesterday’s Campaign Update.

Last night, CNN ran with a story – based on leaks no doubt obtained from one of the many ex-FBI snakes now employed by the fakest news channel on earth – proclaiming that Horowitz’s report will make claims of criminal activity by a single FBI lawyer, whose identity is not revealed in the story. Might it be James Baker, the former FBI general counsel now working for CNN as a contributor? Might it be Lisa Page, the paramour and co-conspirator to super-duper FBI stud Peter Strzok? We didn’t know, and CNN wasn’t telling.

What CNN did say about the nature of the potential charges against this lawyer is this:

A former FBI lawyer is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.

A little later in the evening, the Deep State mouthpieces at the Washington Post came in with a story of their own, and it revealed more about this lawyer’s identity. According to the Post:

The person under scrutiny is a low-level FBI lawyer who has since been forced out of the agency, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss material that has not yet been made public.

Hilariously, after Wolf Blitzer carried a report on this CNN “breaking news,” the fake news channel’s own on-air fake talent studiously ignored it for the rest of the evening. Only in America’s dead profession of journalism would a news outlet work so hard to bury a major scoop that its own people were the first to report.

But the bottom line here is that Horowitz, true to his nature as a career creature of the DC Swamp, has apparently found the perfect scapegoat, a low-level lawyer who has already been forced out of his job and who can now become the sacrificial lamb, the offering to the public in a report that otherwise whitewashes the utter defrauding of the FISA process that we all know was led by Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein, among others. We know a whitewash is very likely because the Post piece also contains this very disturbing passage:

That conduct did not alter Horowitz’s finding that the surveillance application of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had a proper legal and factual basis, the officials said.

Ugh.

The lone bit of potentially good news in all of this actually appears in the CNN report:

Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham, the federal prosecutor appointed early this year by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a broad investigation of intelligence gathered for the Russia probe by the CIA and other agencies, including the FBI. The altered document is also at least one focus of Durham’s criminal probe.

So, again, if you were expecting gang-buster, myriad criminal referrals to be contained in the report from career apparatchik Michael Horowitz, you would be well advised to cool your jets. While reports from CNN and the WaPo are highly suspect at best and far from definitive accounts of the totality of the Horowitz’s findings, they provide good initial foundation to believe the report will be a classic DC Swamp whitewash.

After all, if the report contained criminal referrals targeting the true major players in all of this, those major players would be working with their toadies at CNN, WaPo, the NYTimes and the networks to plant stories that smear Horowitz and contain more-preferred narratives.

If you want real justice to be levied at the coup cabal plotters, it will either come from John Durham and his investigation, or it will never come at all.

That is all.

 

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Tick-Tock: Hannity and Graham Break Wind, er, News on the Horowitz FISA Report

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Tick-Tock News Hour finally gives us something other than gas. – All-hat and No-cattle Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on Sean Hannity’s Tick-Tock News Hour Wednesday evening. That’s nothing new. What is new is that the Senator from South Carolina had actually managed to round up some cattle for a change, informing Hannity’s loyal audience of something that they hadn’t already heard 600 times before on Tick-Tock News.

That item of actual new stuff is that the long-delayed report on abuse of the FISA process from plodding, obfuscating DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his staff of thousands of do-nothing bureaucrats will definitely, no question, you betcha be issued on December 9. Not December 9 of 2020, not of 2024, but…wait for it…THIS ACTUAL YEAR. I swear I’m not making this up. Here’s the clip:

For those Baby Boomers who still like to read stuff, here’s the transcript:

Mr. Tick-Tock – You’re gonna have, on December 11 [he actually said September 11, but I’m trying to be nice here], the Inspector General will be before your committee. I’m hoping we’ll get…

Sen. Graham – …December 11…

Mr. Tick-Tock – …a number of days, and not on a Friday, a dump…

Sen. Graham – …it’ll be December the 9th…

Mr. Tick-Tock – …derp…

Sen. Graham – …you’ll get the report.

Mr. Tick-Tock – [Shocked] December the 9th. That’s locked.

Sen. Graham – That’s locked.

[2 seconds of dead air as a shocked Hannity suddenly realizes he’s going to have to actually run a different show than he’s run the last 550 straight days come December 9.]

Mr. Tick-Tock – Ok. That’s a Monday. You’ll be in your chambers on Wednesday.

[End]

Ok, so, all of you who have been asking me for the last 10 months or so, “where’s the FISA report?” and “when’s the FISA report coming out?” – now you have it straight from the mouths of two of the most unreliable people on the face of the earth.

My only pieces of advice to you here are:

Don’t get your hopes up. Horowitz is a career DC Swamp creature. He is not in his job to actually find real, true wrongdoing that would create a major scandal within the department of government that pays his salary. As we have seen in the previous reports he has issued following his interminable investigations, his modus operandi is to do everything he can to create excuses to minimize and excuse wrongdoing by department employees.

While this report will likely contain criminal referrals, don’t expect them to be any sort of blockbusters involving people like James Comey.  Horowitz will bend over backwards to ascribe real criminal wrongdoing by these people to simple violations of departmental policy. Remember: Horowitz is a bureaucrat at heart, and it is never in the self-interest of any career bureaucrat to do real damage to the department in which he is employed. The permanent driving incentive of the career federal bureaucrat is always to preserve and grow the bureaucracy. This is the fundamental problem with allowing the DOJ to investigate itself, regardless of who the Attorney General happens to be.

Don’t be surprised if these dates end up being delayed again. Everything Graham says about any of this is highly suspect. The man has already almost succeeded in getting through his entire first year as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee without calling a single hearing or issuing a single subpoena over any of this stuff. It seems odd that he’s suddenly now going to break that record of non-achievement with just three weeks remaining in the year and the Christmas holiday season coming up.

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger. And hey, maybe this will be the one time Sean Hannity’s Tick-Tock News Hour and his favorite guest actually deliver something real.

That is all.

 

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Dear Gordon Sondland: “Assume” Makes an “ASS” out of “U” and “ME”

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Ok, so now we’re supposed to impeach a sitting President of the United States based not just on hearsay and rank gossip, but on what Gordon Sondland assumed. And thus, the dumbest impeachment effort in the history of the known universe continues apace.

Ambassador Sondland gave us a 45 minute opening statement this morning, longer even than the mind-numbing long and winding road of hearsay and gossip delivered by Bill Taylor a week ago. During that opening statement, the self-serving Sondland threw literally everyone involved in this entire Ukrainian fake controversy under the bus. He did his best to leave behind a trail of dead bodies including Rudy Giuliani, Kurt Volker, Taylor, the dapper dandy George Kent, Alexander Vindman, Marie Yovanovitch, Jennifer Williams, Tim Morrison, the garbage man, the mail carrier, the pest control guy, the plumber, the White House chef, Ivanka Trump’s seamstress and, of course, his main target, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

Sondland wove a tail in which he assumed that, whenever anyone mentioned the word “Burisma” – the corrupt Ukrainian gas company that has been the central player in so much graft, bribery and influence peddling with various U.S. players – they actually were saying “Joe and Hunter Biden.” This latest Deep State fantasy play included the theme that everyone involved “knew” there was a “quid pro quo” in which the Ukrainian government either had to open investigations into the rank influence peddling engaged in by Joe and Hunter Biden during the Obama years or they would never get congressionally-authorized U.S. economic and military aid.

It was a wonderful tale, a tale whose plot almost made Adam Schiff’s bug-eyes plop right out onto the hearing room carpet at various points, a plot so stupendous and seemingly evil that, after his 45-minute questioning of Sondland, Schiff could no longer contain himself and called a “bathroom break” so he could rush out into the hall and hold a press conference. Alas, it was all for naught at the end of the day.

See, Sondland’s tall, self-serving tale had one inconvenient plot twist, and it turned out to be the part that he left out of it. That plot twist, as coaxed out of the dissembling Ambassador to the EU (what a perfect job for this quisling fool to be in, hobnobbing and partying with the quisling fools of Europe) by Ohio congressman Michael Turner, is that, in the only conversation Sondland actually had with President Trump on this whole “quid pro quo” nonsense, the President told Sondland not once, but twice, “I want nothing! I want no Quid Pro Quo!”

Oh. Schiff’s bugeyes sank deeply into his tiny cerebral cortex when Sondland had to admit to that. Here’s the clip:

Turner: Answer the question – no one on this planet told you that Trump was tying this aid to the investigations. Because if your answer is yes, then the chairman is wrong and the headline on CNN is wrong. No one on this planet  told you that President Trump was tying aid to investigations, yes or no.

Sondland: Yes.

Oh.

Early in my professional career I had a very smart boss who taught me a very important lesson. When I had failed to carry out a task and he asked me why that had happened, I told him that I had assumed another person on our team was going to do it.

He smiled and asked, you know what “assume” does, don’t you? When I said no, he said, “assume” makes an “ass” out of “u” and “me.” Don’t assume anything – if you aren’t sure, ask.

Obviously, Gordon Sondland never had a smart and kind boss who was willing to teach him that very important life lesson. Even more disturbing, Sondland decided to cling to his assumption even after his current boss, the President of the United States of America, personally informed him that his assumption was wrong.

This is the kind of self-serving fool who permeates our diplomatic corps and the rest of our federal bureaucracy, the sort of jackass President Trump was elected to get rid of. Sadly, Mr. Trump has no one to blame for Sondland but himself, since he appointed the slug to his ambassadorship.

No time like the present to correct that enormous judgment error.

Some clips from the hearing for those who missed it.

Jim Jordan’s latest tour de force:

John Ratcliffe:

Rising star Elise Stefanik:

Devin Nunes:

That is all.

 

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How Pete Buttigieg is Triangulating His Way to the Top of the Democrat Heap

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Has Pete Buttigieg found the fairway for getting to the Democrat 2020 nomination? – It’s beginning to look as if he might just have stumbled into it. Or a better way to say might be that he has, to borrow a Clintonian term, ‘triangulated’ his way into it.

With new polls showing Preacher Pete, the middling mayor of a mid-size, racially-torn city in the mid-size mid-western state of Indiana, suddenly jumping out to strong leads in polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire, it has become time to take the 37 year-old seriously. Readers will remember that, way back in March I predicted that Buttigieg would become one of two media-created “rising stars” in the Democrat field, with the other being Andrew Yang. Ok, so far I’m just one for two, but there’s still time for Yang and his blatant $1,000 per month effort to outright buy votes to catch fire at some point.

The interesting thing about Preacher Pete is that he has wiggled his way up to the top of the field in the first two caucus/primary states by channeling Bill Clinton and his 1992 campaign strategy of being all things to all people. While Elizabeth Warren has been out there going as far to the left as Fidel Castro in order to steal the Party’s very sizable communist vote away The Commie, and Joe Biden has been focusing on securing the African American vote by telling South Carolinians that Republicans really just want to go back to Jim Crow laws that Democrats in fact created and getting the senior citizen vote with the 1968 tactic of claiming marijuana is a “gateway drug,” Buttigieg has managed to thread his way right in between them to capture the Party’s “middle.”

Just as Bill Clinton understood 27 years ago, Preacher Pete understands that, in the Democrat voter base, a “moderate” is someone who really favors all of the radical leftist nostrums that have utterly failed an murdered hundreds of millions of human beings over the last century, but wants to be able to pretend to their non-crazy friends that they’re really just “open-minded.” These people want a candidate who is radical but doesn’t look or sound radical.

That’s what Bill Clinton delivered to them in 1992 and what Barack Obama gave them in 2008: a radical leftist who’s going to nationalize healthcare and destroy the economy with a raft of Soviet-style command-and-control regulations over the “environment” and pretty much every other facet of our lives, but who looks and sounds like just a guy who you’d like to have a drink with at the local bar or, as in Preacher Pete’s case, the harmless Jehovah’s Witness who knocks on your door and wants to talk to you about his vision of what God actually is.

Preacher Pete is delivering all of that, right down to the starched white shirt and black pants uniform and scripture-quoting (and often mis-quoting) of your local missionary. When radical leftism is packaged like this, you hardly notice how radical it all really is until it’s too late and the harmless missionary is implementing a $2500 penalty on you for not signing up with the medical non-coverage mandated by the bill he just signed into law.

This Clintonian triangulation approach of adopting pretty much all of his opponents’ most radical ideas, but doing so with the demeanor and talking points of moderation has suddenly landed Preacher Pete with a 9-point lead in the new Des Moines Register poll in Iowa, and a whopping 10 point lead in a new St. Anselm poll in New Hampshire. Yes, these are just single polls in each state, but every other poll taken recently in these two crucial kickoff contests have shown Buttigieg’s fortunes rapidly rising.

Supporters of Quid Pro Joe point to their guy’s leads in South Carolina and Nevada, the next two states that will be contested before Super Tuesday rolls around, but history is filled with the rotting carcasses of presidential candidates who thought they could lose Iowa and New Hampshire and then build firewalls around later states and still be the nominee. Reality dictates that if any candidate can win both Iowa and New Hampshire, they will immediately become the odds-on favorite to be the nominee as the momentum from those victories carries over into other states.

Just as in the game of football, momentum is a very real factor in presidential politics. Right now, Preacher Pete, through his strategy of channeling the 1992 version of Bill Clinton, definitely has it. Whether or not it can last is anyone’s guess, but he is proving to be a very formidable presence in this race.

That is all.

 

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In the Business World, This Impeachment Circus Would be an HR Dispute

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Anyone who has ever spent any time in the business world has been in this meeting: You’re running a project, and you get your 20-member project team together in the main conference room for a meeting. You’ve prepared an agenda for the meeting, assigned whatever speaking roles need to be performed, distributed whatever pre-read documents are necessary for the meeting to produce its desired result.

You have done your job as the team lead. And the meeting goes just as planned. The discussion points were all covered, the various speakers all added well to the conversation. The meeting ended with heads nodding all around the table, and everyone seemed happy.

And yet, within hours you discover that the 20 team members left your well-planned and executed meeting with 20 different perceptions of what was said and what was supposed to happen going forward. In fact, one of the participants in the meeting turned out to be so upset because his priorities weren’t addressed that he actually decided to go lodge a formal complaint with Human Resources, and then gossiped about it with anyone who would listen in the break room.

You discover all of this because a few hours after the meeting ended, you got a call from HR demanding that you come explain why employee X’s personal priorities weren’t addressed in your carefully-planned and executed meeting.

Anyone who has been in a team lead and/or management position in the business world for any extended period of time has found themselves in this position. It happens every day in every sizable company in America.

This is exactly what happened in the wake of the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and his counterpart in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.  You had a bunch of diplomats/bureaucrats/spies listening in on that call on the “American” side – although, given that he was offered the job of Ukraine Defense Minister no fewer than three times, it is questionable how “American” Alexander Vindman actually is – and every one of those career government employees left the call with their own unique impressions of what just happened.

One of those people – Vindman – was so upset that his own personal priorities for the call had not been met that he decided to go file a complaint, not with HR, but with the NSC counsel, and then went around gossiping about it to apparently anyone who would listen to him. One of those people was CIA plant Eric Ciaramella, who became the fake “whistleblower” who kicked off this whole affair after consulting with Bug-eyes Schiff and his staff.

In essence, that is what all of this has now boiled down to after three mind-numbing days of he-said, she-said, we-said, they-said, I-was-told, I-heard, I-thought, I-felt and I-was-upset nonsense from these “public servants.”

The big difference is that, in the business world, each and every one of these self-important jackasses would be fired by any competent boss. But in the government world, the worst that will happen to any of them will be getting reassigned to some cushy teaching job at Georgetown University.

These are exactly, precisely the very people 63 million pissed-off Americans hired Donald J. Trump in 2016 to get rid of.

That is all.

 

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Swalwell’s Live MSNBC Fart Upstages Prince Andrew’s BBC Brain Fart

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? No? What’s it gonna take? – For the second straight trading day, every major U.S. stock market set a new record high close on Monday. This Trump economy is so resilient that all the Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt news media have essentially stopped trying to talk it into a recession at this point. It’s so bad for the economic news-fakers that MarketWatch ran a story with this headline: “The record stock-market run enters a new phase when beaten-down bears turn bullish.”  Cool.

This really happened. I swear I do not make this stuff up. – In an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews Monday evening, California’s dimwitted congressman Eric Swalwell let loose with what can only be described as a big ol’ rocket fart on live national television. I kid you not, it was like something you get the morning after eating an extra large order of plastic cheese nachos at a baseball game. Here’s the video clip – watch as he actually pauses between words in order to trumpet his presence.:

You could never make these Democrats up. Not in a million years.

Speaking of televised gaseous emissions, how about that Prince Andrew interview? – There appears to be a global consensus forming that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself, and that has his former clients and associates very, very worried indeed.

No former pal of Epstein has a higher public profile than Prince Andrew of England’s ridiculous royal family. Andrew’s proclivity for hitting on underage girls has been a very public “secret” for so long that Johnny Carson was telling jokes about it on the Tonight Show as far back as 1984:

Faced with persistent rumors about his long friendship with Epstein and accusations of one of Epstien’s sex slaves that he had been one of her abusers, Prince Andrew decided it would just be a boffo idea to do an interview on BBC to put the whole kerfuffle to rest, and amazingly, the normally fairly sensible Queen Elizabeth apparently agreed.  The disaster that ensued is so epic that the royal family may never recover.

Andrew comes across in the interview as an obvious liar, with all the body language and nervous tics regularly displayed by obvious liars during questioning. The rapid eye-blinking, the shaking of the head while giving affirmative answers, the looking down to the left or up to the right while trying to think up a believable narrative, all of those nervous tics and more are ubiquitous throughout the Prince’s ordeal.

As are some of the most unbelievable “explanations” and Clintonian non-denial denials. When confronted by the BBC interviewer, Emily Maitlis, with the claim by former Epstein captive Virginia Roberts Giuffre that, on one of the several nights he abused her when she was underage, he sweated profusely while dancing with her, Andrew claims that he has, no wait, HAD a “peculiar disorder” in which “I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War, when I was shot at … it was almost impossible for me to sweat.”

The Falklands War took place in 1982, more than 30 years before Andrew’s alleged dalliances with Giuffre. Pretty sure his adrenalin levels would have returned to normal by then.

As for the increasingly famous photo of the Prince with his arm around Giuffre’s waist and Epstein assistant Ghislaine Maxwell looking on with a smile, Andrew can’t bring himself to absolutely claim that the photo was faked, instead offering the Clinton-like explanation that “I don’t remember that photograph ever being taken … it’s me, but whether that’s my hand …”. Ah, yes, good man, the old faked hand in the photo caper, that’s it. Good show!

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But the capper of all the cappers in this almost unbelievably disastrous interview came when Andrew attempted to explain why, after Epstein had already been convicted for his pedophile activities, he continued to visit his home in New York City, attending a party there as recently as 2010. Andrew’s answers there were that he continued his friendship with Epstein almost reluctantly, at one point saying that it was because he was just “too honorable.”

No kidding – he really said “too honorable.

As if to make it all intentionally more absurd, he claimed that he chose to continue staying at Epstein’s Manhattan lair because it was “convenient.” Yes, one of the most-undeservedly massively wealthy men on earth, a man who could easily afford to rent an entire floor at The Plaza, chose to shack up with a convicted pedophile simply due to its convenience.

The decision by Prince Andrew to conduct this interview has to qualify as the single biggest brain fart in British history.

If you can stand it, here is the full interview for your viewing enjoyment:

That is all.

 

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Yovanovitch Ovation Signifies Everything That is Bad About the DC Swamp

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The highlight of Marie Yovanovitch’s career illustrates everything that is wrong in the DC Swamp. – Those of you who watched last Friday’s fake “impeachment” clown show hearing all the way to the end – my condolences to all 6 of you – will be aware that those assembled in the hearing room’s audience gave ex-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch a standing ovation as the hearing adjourned.

After all, she had given quite the performance, repeating over and over and over how her removal as the U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine in April had made her “feel,” and how she had a big case of the sads over having to go to work at a cushy job at Georgetown University where she knocks down a couple hundred grand a year polluting the mushy minds of 18 year-olds with her globalist indoctrination propaganda. That’s a hard life by DC Swamp standards since it might require her to drive 30 minutes each way from and to the luxury townhome she no doubt occupies in Arlington, Alexandria or whatever enclave of like-minded “citizens of the world” she lives in.

Even worse, if her car’s in the shop, she might even have to – gasp! – take the nation’s cleanest and most efficient subway into work every once in awhile, which might cause her to have to mingle with some of the little people who don’t share her status as a part of America’s diplomatic corps. Oh, what a terrible lot in life she now must suffer through, all because of the Bad Orange Man in the White House.

Think about that standing ovation for a moment: Exactly who was present in that hearing room audience? The answer is obvious, isn’t it? The room was filled to the gills with Yovanovitch’s fellow DC Swamp rats, skunks and snakes. Lobbyists, political staffers, campaign advisors, fellow members of the Ivy League-educated “diplomatic corps.” Oh, and don’t forget the reporters and camera people – many of them were standing and applauding, too.

Toss in the corrupt Democrats – and a couple of Republicans as well – sitting on the Committee itself, and you had yourself a real microcosm of almost everything that is wrong with our national government today assembled right there in a single congressional hearing room. The only things missing were representatives from our still-corrupt dumpster fire of an FBI, or representatives from the CIA and other intelligence agencies. You know, someone like Eric Ciaramella.

That hearing room was basically populated by the same people who were in attendance at Nationals Park when President Trump was roundly booed during the 5th game of this year’s world series. Yovanovitch would not have received any similar treatment had her hearing been held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the crowd assembled for the game between Alabama and LSU gave Trump a long standing ovation of his own just a few weeks ago. Nor would she have received a standing O anywhere else out here in Flyover Country, that vast, red 80% of the continental United States that lies between the elitist enclaves along our East and West coasts.

Yovanovitch’s resume is impressive. She has served her country for 33 years in the only way she knows how to do it. The problem is that the only way she knows how to do it is from the globalist mindset, a mindset that places America’s best interests below the interests of he rest of the world. It is the mindset that for the 28 years prior to Trump’s taking office led to the steady diminution of the United States as a global superpower, and to the transfer of many trillions of dollars in American wealth to every tinhorn dictator, Marxist strongman and EU corruptocrat on the planet.

It’s the mindset of the DC Swamp and the corrupt news media that serves as its loyal megaphone. It’s the mindset that leads media hacks like Chris Wallace to characterize Yovanovitch as a “compelling witness.” Because, inside the Beltway, she was totally compelling. But outside the Beltway and between the coasts, not compelling at all.

Ultimately, that disconnect between the mindset of our society’s self-annointed elites and the rest of America – the real America – is why this impeachment coup effort will end up just like the failed Mueller coup attempt: A miserable, epic failure.

That is all.

 

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Another Focus Group Produces Another Democrat Impeachment Talking Point

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

When you write 1500 words and completely miss the point. – The hacks over at Politico published a long piece about the implosion of the Kamala Harris campaign over the weekend. Harris, of course, was once the star of the Democrat field, the candidate many felt was the natural heir to the Party’s identity politics foundation.

The piece goes after Harris’s campaign manager, some guy named Juan Rodriguez, and her sister, Maya Harris, as the culprits in this disintegrating fairy tale, blaming their internal squabbling and inability to make decisions as the reason why Harris is currently polling around 3-4% in the national polls. But nowhere in all these words and sentences to the writers of the piece get to the real issue, which is that Kamala Harris is a horrible candidate.

She has no discipline, she has no core set of beliefs, she has no ability to communicate in a coherent manner outside of her scripted talking points and she has utterly failed to give voters any sort of compelling reason why they should vote for her over one of the other circus clowns in the field. She’s a terrible candidate, something no campaign manager or group of hangers-on can change.

At the end of the day, the California senator who was rumored to be Barack Obama’s chosen one for this race is no different than Kirsten Gillibrand, a vain politician running for the presidency because she thought she was somehow entitled to the office, and for no other real reason. The Politico piece should have been about 250 words long, which is about what I’ve just written.

Another set of focus groups, another new talking point. This is how the Democrats do “impeachment.” – Last Thursday, as chronicled here at the Campaign Update, San Fran Nan and Bug-eyes Schiff rolled out their “bribery” talking point after testing the word with polls and focus groups. It turned out that “quid pro quo” hit too close to “Quid Pro Joe,” and people just fall asleep whenever Pelosi or Schiff utter the whole “obstruction of congress” nonsense,” so the Democrats needed a new word to describe the fantasy they were trying to construct.

“Blackmail” being an actual English word that most Americans – even Democrats – actually understand the meaning of helped, plus it had all those negative connotations that the man on the street can relate back to episodes of Chicago Law and Law and Order, so it’s just awesome for this purpose.

But another problem came up after the first two days of mindless testimony from three gossips in the diplomatic corps: Everything they said was hearsay. None of the three witnesses actually witnessed anything remotely related to any supposed wrongdoing by the President. Faced with a group of GOP congress members who are actually organized around a set of core messages for once, the Democrats had no effective response to the GOP contention that this is all just gossip and hearsay, mainly because it is just all gossip and hearsay, with much more gossip and hearsay to come.

So, apparently San Fran Nan and Bug-eyes got a focus group or twelve together on Saturday and rolled out this question to them: “Hey, how would you respond if we taunted President Trump to come testify himself?” That apparently produced nodding heads around the rooms, and thus we had the spectacle of San Fran Nan and Chuck Schumer saying this on Sunday:

Pelosi: “If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it,” she said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants.”

Schumer: “If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet. He should come to the committee and testify under oath. And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath,” Schumer told reporters. He said the White House’s insistence on blocking witnesses from cooperating begs the question: “What is he hiding?”

In other words, in the grand tradition of Democrat politicians trying to corrupt the American system of justice, they now want President Trump to come prove his innocence before their impeachment circus.

Sorry, but that’s not how this works, Nan and Chuck. That’s now any of this works.

But it obviously does well with focus groups, and that’s all any Democrat really cares about. All of which clearly demonstrates one more time how un-serious these people are, and how low their regard is for the health and survival of this country.

It’s despicable. It’s demented. It’s disgraceful and disgusting. But hey, it’s Democrats – you expected something else?

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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The Fake Impeachment Coup Effort Goes Back to at Least April

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Readers who watched Friday’s fake impeachment hearing will likely remember the moment when, after President Trump had released the full transcript of his first call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Bug-eyes Schiff read the White House’s read-out summary of the call, prepared by staff of the National Security Council, into the record. You will also remember that Bug-eyes dramatically noted that, hey, this NSC summary of the call does not accurately reflect what was actually said on the call.

Specifically, Bug-eyes pointed to this passage from the NSC summary:

“[President Trump] underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity – within its internationally recognized borders – and expressed his commitment to work together with President-elect Zelensky and the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption.”

Bug-eyes then noted, as his eyes almost bugged right out of his pasty noggin, that the transcript of the call does not indicate that President Trump in fact said any of those things on the call. Naturally, Schiff wants the public to believe that this incorrect read-out summary of the call is somehow a part of a nefarious White House scheme to cover up the President’s “real” conversations with Zelensky.

But there’s a problem with the Democrats’ latest false narrative to frame President Trump: Guess who prepared that read-out summary of that April call? Why, as the Washington Examiner reported on Saturday, that job fell to the NSC’s “Ukraine expert.”‘

Guess who that happens to be? If you said retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who plays the role of the unassailable military guy in this whole charade, you win the prize. This would be the very same Alexander Vindman who tacitly admitted during his Capitol basement interrogation that he believed it was his job to actively undermine and countermand President Trump’s policy towards Ukraine, even as he laughably claimed he faithfully worked to execute that policy.

This would also be the very same Alexander Vindman who pretty much undoubtedly is one of the “sources” for the fake complaint filed by fake whistleblower Eric Ciaramella, the CIA leaker/spy who went right back to the CIA once his role in this fantasy play had been executed and remains gainfully employed there today. Vindman himself remains embedded at the NSC with the apparent full backing of the Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who could recall him from his posting at the White House at any time for any reason.

In fact, a good case can be made that it is the Pentagon’s duty to the Commander-in-Chief to act to reassign Vindman to some clerk job in the Pentagon basement, since it is politically impossible for the President to make that happen at this time. Yet, the generals do nothing to remove this human cancer. Think about the implications of that inaction in this whole scenario.

So as we see clearly now, this latest coup plot to remove the President via this impeachment circus did not begin with Bug-eyes and his staff coordinating the complaint with Ciaramella. It began at least in April with Vindman constructing the read-out summary of that call in a way that supports the Democrat/media “coverup” narrative.

It would be a great next step if the Examiner could endeavor to find out who else at the NSC was in the chain of approval for Vindman’s summary. Let’s all remember that President Trump’s National Security Advisor at that time was this guy named John Bolton, who the President got rid of in August.

Oh.

This is not an impeachment, folks. This is a slow-rolling coup d’etat, one that has been moving since at least April, and likely earlier than that. It’s the “back-up plan” to the Mueller “back-up plan.”

That is all.

 

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