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About that Nervous Nancy…

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

A killshot for the ages. – Don’t look now, but President Donald Trump has leveled what is going to be a very, very effective killshot at Nancy Pelosi. He tagged her with it during yesterday’s interview with Fox’s Laura Ingraham, and followed it up this morning with this pair of tweets:

“Nervous Nancy.” How perfect is that? Think about it: What political figure are you familiar with who appears to be more constantly, overtly nervous than San Fran Nan?

Here’s a great example from the 2018 State of the Union address – watch her working her mouth so nervously that it looks like she has a gerbil running around in there:

Or how about this video of her stammering and fidgeting through a typical press availability?:

This could go on and on, because these are very typical public performances by the doddering Speaker.

So, the first requirement of an effective killshot – that it is accurate and cannot be proven to be untrue – is firmly in place.

The next requirement – equally important here – is that the killshot be something about which the target will become self-conscious. Pelosi is already so self-conscious about her fidgety, stammering, speech-slurring public appearance that she and her media allies just spent an entire week attempting to get Facebook to ban one video of her on the utterly false claim that it was “doctored.”

Trump’s tagging her with the “Nervous Nancy” nickname will inevitably result in Pelosi becoming extremely self-conscious about controlling her myriad nervous tics, most likely to such a point that they will only become even more self-evident. The new nickname will just as inevitably cause Pelosi’s target audiences – the fake news media and the public – to pay close attention to her tics and comment on them.

Back in mid-March, the President issued a killshot on Irish Bob O’Rourke, as follows:

“Well, I think he’s got a lot of hand movement. I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’” Trump said at the White House. “I watched him a little while this morning, during I assume it was some kind of a news conference, and I’ve actually never seen anything quite like it.”

That one was so immediately effective that Irish Bob was filmed the very next day answering a reporter’s questions with his normally-waving arms seemingly glued to his sides. O’Rourke has basically never recovered, as his poll numbers have fallen from around 10% support to about 3% in the wake of the killshot. The President didn’t tag him with a nickname, but his remarks about Irish Bob caused the public to take notice of just how weird and un-serious he truly is.

During the 2016 GOP nominating process, we saw the very same process take place with “Little Marco” Rubio, Jeb! “Low Energy” Bush, “Annoying” John Kasich, and others. The “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz moniker was not nearly so effective given Cruz is most often demonstrably not lying, but by the time Trump tagged him with that nickname he was so far ahead in the race that he didn’t need a killshot related to Cruz in any event.

“Nervous Nancy” has all the hallmarks of being an immediately effective, potentially devastating killshot, mainly because Nancy is indeed extremely nervous pretty much all the time, and has no real means of demonstrating otherwise. I’m betting it will be so effective in quickly diminishing Pelosi’s public credibility that even members of her own caucus in the House will be remarking on the Speaker’s nervousness within a few weeks.

Won’t that be fun?

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Bad Lindsey Graham Has Made a Comeback

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

Bad Lindsey Graham has re-taken the body. – In case you hadn’t noticed, Bad Lindsey Graham has made a comeback this year. Good Lindsey Graham came increasingly to the fore last year as John McCain’s absence due to illness and subsequent death released Graham from his daily duties of following McCain around like a puppy on a leash.

Unleashed Lindsey turned out to be a pretty consistently conservative guy and loyal supporter of his country’s best interests and of a President from his own party, quite the direct contrast to Senator From the News Media McCain. Go figure. He was so good, in fact, that his powerful, impromptu speech before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the midst of the Democrats’ despicable smearing of Brett Kavanaugh last October very likely changed the entire course of that nomination.

So it was that, when Unleashed Lindsey ascended to the Chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, conservatives were encouraged that he would continue the aggressive conduct of the Committee’s business that we had seen under Chuck Grassley. Grassley had done stellar work in confirming judicial nominees and investigating the real criminals in the Spygate scandal. Unleashed Lindsey himself talked a good game, promising repeatedly throughout the winter and into the spring to use his chairmanship to aggressively pursue the Obama-era scumbags who utterly corrupted the FBI and intelligence agencies. As recently as March 25, Graham was overtly promising that his Committee would conduct its own, parallel investigation into Spygate’s origins even as Attorney General William Barr conducted his own inquiry at the Department of Justice.

But since then? Crickets.

As the Democrat-dominated House committees have tossed out hundreds of subpoenas and conducted an aggressive hearing schedule designed to turn public opinion against President Donald Trump and the GOP, Unleashed Lindsey has done…nothing. Not a single hearing. Not one subpoena. No letters to the DOJ containing criminal referrals.

Nothing. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Unleashed Lindsey, it seems, has been re-leashed, and this time we don’t have John McCain to blame. Indeed, there is no difference at all between Re-Leashed Lindsey’s conduct of the Judiciary Committee and the conduct of the Senate Intelligence Committee by its’ Chairman, deep state skunk Richard Burr of North Carolina. With Republican “friends” like these controlling the key Senate committees, President Trump has no need for enemies.

So, who has “gotten to” Re-Leashed Lindsey? Does it matter, really? Back in early May, the Campaign Update expressed the concern that Graham was one of the most easily-compromisable senators in Washington. It appears that concern was well-founded.

Graham and his Committee continue to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees at a record pace, and for that we should all be grateful, since Obama, in his efforts to corrupt every institution in our society, had obviously succeeded in corrupting the federal judiciary as well. But Re-Leashed Lindsey’s do-nothing posture towards his Committee’s investigative powers will, if continued, forever be a stain on his senate career.

That is all.

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Pelosi Lobs a Bomb as President Trump Honors Fallen D-Day Heroes

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

Hey, there could be a cause and effect relationship here. – The NBA’s year-over- year ratings are down 22% in 2019. Meanwhile, we can no longer refer to the owners of NBA franchises as “owners.”  The reason? Because it makes the largely-black players who these [not] owners have turned into multi-millionaires feel all like ‘slaves’ and stuff. You just cannot make this stuff up.

What a coincidence! I preferred life before Madonna! – Aging, vastly overrated pop star Madonna told an interviewer for New York Times Magazine that “I preferred life before the phone.” Which is interesting since, at age 60, she has never experienced life without phones. The piece itself, linked here, is a tiresome bit of fawning media hackery, so don’t waste your time.

Oh, this’ll really thaw those chilly relations. – Just a couple of weeks after she pretended to chastise President Donald Trump for refusing to negotiate with her and Chuckie Schumer on an infrastructure bill just hours after she had accused him of executing a “cover-up” of something or other, San Fran Nan went even further into the realm of abject dementia on Wednesday. In yet another “impeachment meeting” with her deranged House caucus, the Speaker of the House engaged in a heated discussion with Jabba the Nadler in which she said “I don’t want to see him [Trump] impeached, I want to see him in prison.”

At least, she said that according to a story in the left-wing digital concoction called Politico, which is based on anonymous sources only. In fact, Politico identifies these sources as “multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting.” That likely means none of the sources were actually in the meeting, because if they had been, Politico would have identified them as “sources who were present at the meeting,” or something similar. Most likely, assuming these “sources” even exist, they are acquaintances of Jabba, San Fran Nan or Pencil Neck.

But hey, let’s just assume the story is true, mainly because it sounds exactly like something this evil woman would actually say, and like something she and Democrats in general would plant in the fake news media while the President of the United States is in France commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Because this is what the Democrats do, and it is who they are. They will resort to literally any tactic to give their media toadies an excuse to avoid reporting anything positive about this President.

Here’s the best passage from the Politico fake/real/who knows? report:

Ashley Etienne, a Pelosi spokeswoman said Pelosi and the chairmen “had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report. They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report.”

That is some world class word salad right there, folks. Basically, what it says is “We’re gonna keep having hearings and tossing out subpoenas until we find something that sticks.” Funny, Robert Mueller spent two years and $40 million taxpayer dollars doing the same thing, and we saw how that all worked out for his Democrat masters.

And therein lies the biggest source of Democrat frustration: After all this time, all these investigations, all of this money and all of this rhetoric, there is just nothing there. Like Mueller, they are left holding a big bag of nothing, which has them in a constantly-ratcheting state of panic.

Jabba and Pencil Neck want to just throw reality to wind and move ahead with impeachment for the sake of it, but San Fran Nan wants to maintain some chance of preserving her House majority and remaining Speaker past the 2020 elections. The irony here is that Jabba and Pencil Neck want to trod the same road Pelosi trod with Obamacare in 2010, when she famously advised the American voters that “we need to pass the bill so we can see what’s in it.”

Like Pelosi a decade ago, they want to just open up Pandora’s Box and see if they can get anything real to fall out of it. But San Fran Nan learned something from her Obamacare episode, which is that the American voters do not approve of this sort of abuse of the process in congress, and will direly punish those who engage in it the next time they have the chance to do so at the ballot box.

Speaking of Robert Mueller, our now-retired Witch Hunter-in-Chief, everyone should note that Christopher Steele, who concocted the fake Trump Dossier that became the basis for the Obama FBI’s rampant spying operations against the Trump Campaign in 2016, has agreed to conduct an interview with investigators at the Department of Justice. Given the personal jeopardy such an interview would create for the ex-British spy, we must assume Steele has likely cut some sort of immunity deal in exchange for his testimony.

Speculation is that Steele will be interviewed by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who has been engaged for two years now in his own investigation of the abuses of the FISA process by Obama officials. If that’s the case, that means that Horowitz is still trying to tie things down in his investigation and his report likely won’t be coming anytime in June.

I know the wheels of real justice turn slowly, but this is getting to be damned ridiculous.

That is all.

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Anti-Trust Actions Against Big Tech Firms Are About to be a Thing

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

Meanwhile, in news that actually matters to Americans… – While everyone else is focused on President Donald Trump’s first state visit to the future Islamic Republic of England, paying tribute to a monarchy that is doomed to fall within a generation, I thought I’d focus on something of actual substance.

If you perused the Drudge Report this morning – which I still do despite his lurch off into leftist paranoia over the past year – you would find the following links at the right side of the landing page:

PLANET TECH ROCKED: AMAZON PRIMED FOR ANTITRUST…

GOOGLE Dominance No Longer Sure Thing…

Scrutiny by Justice Dept Has Been Building…

Few political allies, history of complaints…

WIRE: Big Tech Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid…

Europe’s record offers cautions for battle…

I’ve been wondering how long it would take us to arrive at this specific point in our nation’s history, when the trust-busting ghost of Teddy Roosevelt would ride back onto the stage in the person of Donald J. Trump and a Justice Department led by a real, fully-functional Attorney General named William Barr. Well, folks here we are.

Regular readers of The Campaign Update might recall that way back on August 7, 2018, I predicted this day would arrive and that when it did, President Trump would unleash the full force and fury of the Justice Department, the IRS, the SEC and every other government agency in his arsenal – including the Federal Elections Commission – to rein in the big tech giants who have been busily undermining the very foundations of our individual liberties by denying freedom of unpopular speech to an entire class of right-wing pundits.

I wrote that August 7 piece right after several of the tech giants had banded together in clearly anti-trust fashion to de-platform radio talk show host Alex Jones and his various enterprises. Here is part of what I wrote at that time:

The leaders of Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Pinterest all got together and decided – at the persistent urging of CNN and various leading Democrats – to remove radio talk show host and conspiracy promoter Alex Jones from their platforms permanently.  The same kind of monopolistic action denying an American citizen access to their platforms and the commerce he derives from them on the same day.  Classic corporate trust behavior.

Now, it doesn’t matter if you like these giant corporations or hate these giant corporations; it doesn’t matter if you like Alex Jones or hate Alex Jones.  These companies are publicly-traded corporations who cannot by law band together for the purpose of restraint of trade or denial of access to any class of people, and that’s exactly what they did to Mr. Jones on Monday.  And it’s what these huge corporations, along with their sister social media platform, Twitter, have been doing to conservative users of their products for years now.  This is why, whenever they get caught denying access to conservatives, they always blame the issue on some sort of “glitch.”

And it’s not just trust behavior that they are executing here.  They’re also in blatant violation of campaign finance laws.  In a very real way, their actions amount to massive in-kind political contributions to the Democrat Party.  They apparently believe they are above the law, and if Jeff Sessions turns out to be the worthless swamp skunk many believe him to be, they could be right, at least for the time being.

But if the elections go the wrong way this November, President Trump will likely be looking for ways to keep on #Winning on domestic policy during his second two years in office.  Playing a Teddy Rooseveltian Trust Buster to the foil of these increasingly radicalized and abusive Big Tech corporations might have a real appeal to him, and could end up being just the ticket to taking the congress back in 2020 and winning a second term in office.

You can read all of those pieces to which Drudge is linking this morning, and you should. They do a fine job of laying out part of the rough road that lies ahead for the social media tools of the Democrat Party. If you only have time to read one, read the Bloomberg piece by Shira Ovide titled “Google Should Be Afraid, Very Afraid.” Ovide lays out the DOJ investigation into Google’s obviously Democrat-tilted practices, but you can bet that similar investigations are ongoing right now into the equally-blatant anti-conservative practices taking place on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, Pinterest and all the rest.

Because they have all been blatantly engaged in a coordinated assault on the ability of a specific class of people to engage in interstate commerce, no different than the practices by Standard Oil and all the other trusts that Teddy Roosevelt busted during the early years of the 20th century.

President Trump has yet to really focus on this topic personally, other than an occasional tweet or press statement slamming one tech giant or another. But the existence of this many reports at a single point in time by a variety of media outlets tells you that the wheels of justice within these government agencies have been turning steadily behind the scenes and stuff is about to get real publicly pretty soon. Coordinated media reporting like this does not take place by accident. It happens because people involved are feeding reporters information in order to set the stage for the next steps to come.

The President will turn his focus to the subject at a strategic point in time that is most advantageous to him politically, because the politics of all of this are very strong for him. That could happen as early as his return from the G20 Summit in late June, or months from now at a key point in the presidential campaign.

One thing we can be sure of is that the modern-day version of Teddy Roosevelt will be coming at some point, and when he does, hell is coming with him.

That is all.

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Pelosi’s Choice

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

As of today, in the wake of Robert Mueller’s exit from the sedition stage, the Democrat Party is left with two choices: They can either do what the hotheads in their demented voter base and congressional caucus want, and move down the fool’s gold-paved road to impeachment, or they can have a shot at maintaining their majority in the House of Representatives in the 2020 elections.

They can’t have both.

See, San Fran Nan is not quite as dumb as she looks (and granted, she looks awfully dumb most of the time). The doddering, stammering old hack has political power now, and she understands that, in today’s Washington, DC, that is the difference between raking in the big bucks and being on the outside watching the money train leave the station. She doesn’t want to go back to being a spectator after just two years.

The problem she has is that her base of power is a very shaky one. She has a fairly sizable majority of 235D-197R (three seats are currently vacant), but well over 30 of those D seats are held by Democrats who managed to win in marginal Republican districts in 2018. To make matters even more shaky, most of those Democrats are freshmen who have little real influence with and loyalty from their constituents.

It has been reported that the only real reason why Pelosi has not turned to Jabba the Nadler and told him to go ahead with impeachment hearings is not because she knows such an effort would never be able to succeed in the GOP-majority senate, but because House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and the rest of her leadership team keep telling her she does not even have the votes to win in her own House caucus. See, almost all of those freshmen representing GOP districts want to get re-elected in 2020, and they know that as soon as they call for the impeachment of a sitting President for no real reason other than Trump Derangement Syndrome, they can just fold up their tent and go back to living a real life in the real world, and who wants to do that?

So, what is a shaky old hack to do? How do you keep the restless natives from revolting while still holding onto some chance at maintaining your power base in an election that lies 17 long months away?

Well, you do what she’s been doing, which is to keep throwing out the occasional impeachment red meat that you know will make the headlines at the Drudge Report to your members while stopping just short of actually heading down that doomed-to-fail road. San Fran Nan has resorted to that tactic at pretty much every public speaking event she’s held in the past couple of months, and she did it again yesterday at some event or another – who the hell knows what it was? CNN – whose report was linked by the Drudge Report –  naturally doesn’t say.

Regardless of CNN’s standard lousy reporting, Pelosi first noted that only about 15% of her caucus are “outspoken on impeachment” right now, but then tossed out the red meat by continuing with “nothing is off the table.” But CNN’s fake reporter Jim Acosta quoted an un-named Democrat (because of course he or she wasn’t named) as saying that Pelosi’s natives “are growing more restless.”  Man, is that some perfect CNN fake reporting, or what?

Pelosi then made the funniest statement of all, when she promised that “The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy.” First of all, the national Democrat Party at this point could not care less about doing anything to “secure our democracy.” Literally every action that party has taken for many years now has been designed to undermine our democratic Republic and our personal liberties, and that is not going to change.

And the congress will certainly continue to investigate, because that is the House Democrats’ sole agenda. But legislate? Please. Stop it. Your own voters don’t even believe that anymore.

So there’s Pelosi’s Choice. (Wasn’t that a movie once?) At this point, you almost have to wonder what it is that drives her to keep going. She’s 79 years old, an age when most ordinary Americans strive to be blissfully retired and taking it easy.

But San Fran Nan is like so many members of congress in both parties: They just seem to want to keep going and going, lording their power over the rest of us until life leaves them no choice.

Why, it’s as if power itself is a narcotic (it is) and no one in Washington appears more regularly loony from that narcotic’s effects than Nancy Pelosi.

That is all.

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No One Should Be Surprised at How the Mueller Witch Hunt Played Out

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

A “special counsel” fake investigation that played out exactly by the book. – Looking back on the two years during which our nation was held hostage to the evil Robert Mueller (“evil” is the only word I can think of to accurately describe him after yesterday) Witch Hunt, the most striking aspect of it all is how few actual surprises the process produced when you review how it all played out.

Millions of Americans – myself included – were angry yesterday when Mueller outrageously turned the entire notion of American justice on its head by basically stating that the President of the United States of America was undeserving of due process, undeserving of the presumption of innocence that is the bedrock of our individual liberties. Two things about this that I would ask you to consider:

  1. Mueller truly believed exactly what he said; and
  2. Anyone else appointed to serve in that job would have truly believed the same.

In truth, Robert Mueller functioned in his appointed job exactly as every previous special prosecutor/special counsel we have seen over the last two decades has functioned in that job. This was all very predictable, because the statute that governs this process is set up to create exactly the kind of wide-ranging Witch Hunt we have witnessed since May 17, 2017, the date of Mueller’s appointment by the also-evil Rod Rosenstein.

How predictable was it? Just for grins, I dug up the Campaign Update from May 18, 2017, written about 14 hours after Mueller’s appointment. In that piece, I predicted exactly how this process would play out, including labeling it as an inevitable Witch Hunt, a term that President Trump would not begin to use until several months later.

I didn’t get everything right – I was very much wrong in conceding the media’s portrayal of Mueller at that time as some sort of wonderful public servant and fine human being, both of which were 180 degrees wrong – but where the process that would play out was concerned, the piece has held up eerily well.  You can read it all at the link provided above, but here are some key passages:

Every time one of these atrocities of federal law has been established, the fake news media immediately trots out testimonials about the man’s … impeccable credentials and character.  He will then make a statement – which will surely come  today – about how he is going to be laser-focused on the supposed topic of his investigation, and he will make damn sure the investigation is conducted efficiently and won’t turn into some sort of witch hunt that ends in some sort of kangaroo court that throws people like Scooter Libby in prison for a made-up crime just so the special counsel can claim a scalp.

…the special counsels of the past have then embarked on a long, unlimited witch hunt that has always ended up in a kangaroo court climax accusing and prosecuting individuals for “crimes”, real or imagined, that were usually not remotely the subject of the investigation to begin with.

…Mr. Mueller’s investigation will inevitably be taken in this traditional direction and end in this traditional outcome, because he is little more than a figurehead, the “upright man”, the public face of a process that will soon be staffed and run by a group of young, ambitious lawyers who will make it their goal to collect as many scalps as they can in order to make names for themselves, so that they too can become fabulously wealthy, career-long creatures of the DC swamp.

And if you think the Trump Administration leaks like that 35 year-old sieve you got as a wedding gift in 1981, just wait until you see the magnitude of leaks that will soon begin flowing from Mr. Mueller’s staff.  Again, it’s the Democrats’ wet dream, not to mention the WaPo and the fake NYTimes.

…every one of the special counsel investigations of the past have followed the exact same pattern of promised quick efficiency and laser-like focus on a narrow investigation, to inexorable and dramatic expansion, to outright years-long witch hunt, to a kangaroo court conclusion.  Why?  Because that’s how this process was designed to work by the creatures of the DC establishment who wrote the governing statute.  It would be better named the DC Swamp Preservation Act.

So get ready for a witch hunt followed several years from now by a kangaroo court that sends people to prison for “crimes” completely unrelated to the ostensible subject of Mr. Mueller’s investigation.

Am I prescient? Endowed with ESP? A modern-day Nostradamus? No, I’m just experienced, possess a sense of perspective that age tends to bring with it, and have payed attention to how every special prosecutor/special counsel investigation since the 1980s has played itself out. The cast of characters changes with each new Witch Hunt, but the process is invariably the same.

So yes, be angry at Robert Mueller and his band of merry witch-hunters who will all go off to high-paying jobs at powerful law firms in DC and New York City, and recognize them all for the evil they represent. Because they are the faces of true evil in our society today.

But if you want get to the source of that evil, you have to also be angry at congress. Because the other thing to recognize about Mueller and his evil minions is that they conducted themselves and their Witch Hunt exactly as we all should have expected them to, because that is exactly the process mandated by the governing statute.

This statute does not set up a “legal” process at all; it sets up an extra-Constitutional political tool that was agreed to by members of both parties, and that neither party has any apparent desire to repeal. The law is an atrocity on our society, one which serves to erode the personal liberties of all Americans. Mueller simply used this political tool in the way congress intended it to be used.

Damn them all to hell.

That is all.

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Mueller Gets in a Final, Despicable Smear

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

A “special counsel” who has no idea what the word “justice” actually means. – Looking for all the world like a doddering, poorly-aging man in need of assisted living care and sounding like a stammering, nervous wreck, Gestapo Chief, er, Special Counsel Robert Mueller got in one final despicable smear at President Donald J. Trump today in a press conference at which he refused to take questions.

Reading haltingly from a prepared text from which he never strayed, the man who spent 20 months conducting a depraved witch hunt designed to hamper a duly elected president’s ability to run his administration and serve as opposition research for the 2020 Democrat presidential nominee demonstrated conclusively that he rejects the Constitutional dictum that any American citizen charged with a crime must be presumed innocent unless proved guilty in a court of law. Mueller turned that crucial principle of American liberty on its head by stating that his objective was in fact to dig up dirt on a sitting POTUS and to instead declare him to be innocent if only he and his team of Clinton/Obama hacks felt confident in doing so.

To be exact, Mueller said “If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” when in fact any ethical prosecutor would instead have said something like “If we had found evidence that the President committed a crime, we would have said so.”

The difference in those two statements is no trivial matter. It is in fact the single most crucial difference between personal liberty and oppression. Yet, Mueller made that un-American statement even after grudgingly admitting he and his Witch Hunter team found no evidence that the President committed any obstruction of justice, and no evidence of any collusion by the President with any foreign interest.

It is the continuation of a despicable smear, a depraved act by a highly-political, corrupt and for some reason desperate man.

I say “desperate” because it is hard to envision any other reason for Mueller to have held today’s press event. What other reason besides desperation was there to do so? He certainly was not being prodded to do so by Attorney General William Barr or anyone else in the Trump Administration. He certainly has no obligation to respond via the media to Democrat efforts to force him to testify before various house committees. He certainly had no obligation to make a verbal statement of any kind to the press regarding his retirement from the DOJ – a simple memo to Barr would do that trick.

So why did he do it? Let’s think about that for a moment, because I think he was there to send some very specific messages, the first of which was to Jabba the Nadler and the rest of the despicable House Democrats.

That message was: “Read my report. My report speaks for itself, and I would not testify to anything beyond that report. Now, leave me alone.”

What does that mean? That means that Mueller knows that he would have to answer questions from Republicans as well as Democrat members of any committee, and that not be an easy thing for him to do. He also knows that he would subject himself to perjury charges should any of his verbal testimony contradict anything in the 440 page report he stupidly sent over to AG Barr in March. For better or worse, he is stuck defending everything that is in that report, word for word, and he doesn’t want to assume the risk of having to remember it all under oath.

The second message Mueller likely wanted to deliver on the record today was to Barr himself. Mueller spent time in his statement pointing to the fact that the scope of his Witch Hunt was authorized by then-Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein in a pair of scoping memos, and make various other self-justifying statements. This probably means that Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham are reviewing Mueller’s many abuses in the scope of their own investigation, which would help explain why Mueller was so extremely nervous while making today’s statement.

Mueller’s final message was that he is an angry, bitter man. Angry that his Witch Hunt failed in its goal of successfully executing a coup d’etat on President Trump, angry that he had to shut it all down when a real, functional Attorney General took over that office, bitter that he is now facing personal jeopardy for conduct that Rosenstein had personally sanctioned.

Thus, he issued one final angry, bitter statement containing one final smear of the President, a smear that literally turns our nation’s system of justice and protections of personal liberty on its head.

The proper charge for attempting a coup d’etat on U.S. soil is treason, the maximum penalty for which is death.

There is no punishment too harsh for a government official who would stoop to such despicable tactics.

That is all.

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Beto O’Rourke Issues the Most Authentic Democrat Apology Ever

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

Apology accepted, you giant a**hole! – Desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say, and no Democrat candidates are more desperate these days than Eric “Otter” Swalwell and Irish Bob “Beto” O’Rourke. This week, both campaigns decided it would be best for their failing candidates to apologize for being exactly who they are.

So, Swalwell went out on Monday and, in on of the most stilted, palpably insincere moments of 2019, made a video in which he apologized to a woman for being a white man, saying “I may be another white guy, but I know there are gaps in my knowledge or in my experience and I know when to pass the mic.”

Ummmm, no, dude, the very existence of this video clearly demonstrates you haven’t the slightest clue about when to do that.

When questioned by Fox News’s Martha MaCallum about Swalwell’s gesture, Trey Gowdy nailed it, saying “Well, Eric’s clearly riding a wave. I think he’s all the way up to zero in the polling.”  Ooof.

Not to be outdone by one of the shrinking handful of contenders he still leads in the polling, Irish Bob O’Rourke issued a video of his own on Tuesday. In this one, he apologizes to his 2018 senate campaign staff for being “a giant asshole.” Which, of course, is what everyone was thinking about him but afraid to say in polite company. But we aren’t in polite company here at Today’s Campaign Update, so we just plow right ahead and say it.

Hey, this is a really promising trend we have going on here for the Democrats. Maybe the rest of the field will take this opportunity issue some heartfelt apologies of their own for their past misdeeds that we are all totally aware of.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

Here are some examples of the apology opportunities that lie out there in Democrat land:

  • Joe Biden could apologize for being a serial woman-and-child groper;
  • Kamala Harris could apologize for being a floozy who slept her way to the Senate;
  • Fauxcahontas could apologize for being, well, Fauxcahontas;
  • The Commie could apologize for being an America-hating Marxist;
  • Pete Buttigieg could apologize for being just so darn cute;
  • Amy Klobuchar could apologize for being a heinously-abusive boss;
  • Cory Booker could apologize to Spartacus;
  • Kirstin Gillibrand could apologize for ever announcing her candidacy in the first place;
  • John Hickenlooper could apologize for having been a pretty good governor, thus ending any hope that he might actually succeed in Democrat presidential politics;
  • Jay Inslee, a horrible governor, could apologize in advance to all those future dead Washingtonians whose bodies will be mixed with leaves and manure to become compost;
  • Bill DeBlasio could apologize for being the worst mayor in a city whose history is filled with an endless series of awful mayors, interrupted only by 8 years of Rudy Giuliani;
  • Tulsi Gabbard could apologize to the other contenders for being the only actually interesting candidate in the entire field;
  • Marianne Williamson could apologize for being someone… I don’t even know who she is;
  • Seth Moulton could apologize to Fox News viewers for denying their ability to cringe and laugh out loud at every opinion uttered on-air by Marie Harf;
  • Julian Castro could apologize for being too authentically Hispanic to ever hope to attract the votes of Democrat voters who just love to be deceived.

This could go on almost endlessly, given the collection of miscreants, hacks and life-long frauds that are leading the race right now.

But of course, it won’t. Being a leftist asshole means never really having say you’re sorry, unless you think there’s some political advantage to doing it. Pretty sure that was in a movie once.

That is all.

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Trump Delivers Another Master’s Course in the art of Persuasion

Today’s Campaign Update, Evening Edition
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

These people will never learn. – In the last 48 hours, the President of the United States has accomplished the following:

  • Got our fake news media to endlessly communicate the message that the guy leading the polls to be the Democrat nominee in 2020 just might be a “low IQ individual”; and
  • Convinced Deep State skunk and current National Teenage Drama Queen James Comey to discuss the possibility that he might have committed outright treason in an op/ed published in the Washington Post.

That is some world-class political persuasion right there, folks, and the hilarious thing about it is that the President’s opponents basically did all the damage to themselves as they scrambled to respond to a handful of Presidential tweets. The outright cluelessness of these people about how Trump operates as we sit here, four full years after he first started doing this kind of thing to them right after he announced his candidacy back in 2015, is truly stunning to observe.

Think about it: Every fake news outlet in America and every fake journalist who habits social media has been talking about whether or not Joe Biden is a “low IQ individual” since Saturday, and the discussion shows no signs of stopping. Matter of fact, the President issued this tweet less than an hour before I began writing this piece just to make sure it keeps going:

That tweet came after the Biden campaign, after having remained intelligently silent, also fell into the trap by issuing a statement denying its candidate is an idiot – why did they feel the need to do that? Think about it – and lambasting the POTUS for insulting a former vice president on foreign soil, a sentiment so hilariously ludicrous that it only goes to prove how dumb Joe Biden and his staff truly are.

Thus, the discussion about whether or not Joe Biden has the IQ of the average parrot will continue uninterrupted for at least another 24 hours. Which, by the way, IS EXACTLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO HAPPEN.

I mean, how hard is this to figure out?

And then there was our National Drama Queen, denying he and his fellow deep state cabal members at the Obama-era FBI committed treason.  Holy crap.

Here’s a trick for you:  Go to Google and put the word “treason” into the search box.  Guess what comes up first? You got it – an op/ed by James Comey!

Do I really need to say anything more about this one, other than that it will compete with the story about whether or not Joe Biden is smarter than a dung beetle to be the lead story on every TV/Radio/social media news page for the next 24-48 hours?

Again, exactly what Trump wants.

Next thing you know, we’ll see John Brennan going on MSNBC to urge CIA Director Gina Haspel and DNI Dan Coats to commit outright sedition by refusing to comply with Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to declassify crucial documents related to Spygate.

What’s that? Brennan already did that last Friday?

Now do you understand?

That is all.

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