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WATCH: Sen. John Kennedy Goes Off on John Brennan and Iran

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

Dar Adol…er…John Brennan, ex-CIA chief and current sedition-bleater on MSNBC and Twitter, was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He was there at the invitation to “brief” the Democrats on the situation with Iran. This despite the fact that the seditious ex-spook was defrocked of his security clearance by President Donald Trump last summer.

No doubt sensing an opportunity for high entertainment, Fox News host Martha MacCallum invited the very plain-spoken Louisiana Senator John Kennedy on her show to comment both on Brennan’s visit to the Hill and the ongoing tensions with Iran. As usual, Sen. Kennedy did not disappoint. Here’s the clip – a transcript follows.:

For those of you who still like to read stuff, here’s the Transcript [Emphasis Added]

Macallum: What was John Brennan doing on the Hill today?

Kennedy: In my judgment, Martha, um, Mr. Brennan needs to take off his tin hat and get a job. He’s lost his security clearance. The only thing he’s well-versed in is the stuff he makes up. It is clear to me, and has been for some time that Mr. Brennan is not a national security professional, that he’s a politician. And that’s why I think he let the American people down while he ran our CIA.

In terms of what’s actually going on, we had a classified briefing today – by we, I mean all of my senate colleagues and I – by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We are not trying to provoke war with Iran. Our moves are entirely defensive. We’re trying to protect American soldiers and American interests and the interests of our friends in Iran.

MM: We spoke to Lindsey Graham last night, and he said that when the broader group listened to this, that they would be alarmed by what they learned. Were you alarmed by the provocative nature of what Iran has been up to?

JK: Well, I was alarmed in the sense that, without revealing classified information, it is clear based on our intelligence that the danger Iran represents to the United States had been heightened by Iran. I am comforted by the fact that I think our response was entirely appropriate. I’m not clairvoyant, but I believe that the danger has been lessened somewhat. We can’t let our guard down.

The truth of the matter is that Iran is a cancer. It’s a cancer on the Middle East, and it’s a cancer on the world. Not the people of Iran, but their leadership, the Ayatollah. He’s not mixed up, he’s not confused, it’s not a question that his momma or daddy didn’t love him enough.

He just hates America. And his religion tells him, his interpretation of his religion tells him to hate all those, including but not limited to America, who disagree with him. And we just have to deal with that.

Now, the Obama Administration thought that by making a nuclear deal with the Ayatollah, we could somehow change his behavior. As a result of that deal, the Ayatollah received between $50-$150 billion dollars – that’s 9 zeroes – he didn’t change his behavior, he used that money to export terrorism. Supporting Hezbollah, supporting Hamas. President Trump has responded appropriately.

He’s hit ‘em with sanctions, and those sanctions are hurting Iran and the people of Iran. And I hate to see it for the people, but I’m glad to see it for the leadership.

MM: Well, the question is where we go from here…

JK: Well, lemme tell ya where we go from here. We have Iran down, and now we need to choke ‘em. That’s the only thing the Ayatollah, the Supreme Leader, understands.

MM: And will we do that with continued sanctions or with military?

JK: No, with sanctions. I do not believe we will have a war with Iran. The Ayatollah may be evil, but he’s not stupid. We have sanctions on their oil exports, on their medical exports, on their metals exports, on their Revolutionary Guard. They’re hurting the leadership badly.

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Greatness. No further commentary necessary.

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Read the Key Quotes From William Barr Interview on Fox News

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

Here are the highlights from AG William Barr’s interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox News Friday morning. This is a big deal.:

“This [The FBI spying on the Trump Campaign] was handled at the very senior levels of these agencies. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way.”

“We have a number of investigations underway.”

“I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions, and I’ve found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I’ve gotten don’t hang together. In a sense, I have more questions today than when I first started.”

“People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale. . . . I’m not saying that happened, but it’s something we have to look at.”

Cutaway to Devin Nunes:

“What you’re seeing is a real attorney general who is not going to take this nonsense that the Clinton Campaign started.” – Devin Nunes, in a cutaway from the interview.

“This is all about narrative-building by the left to cover up what they did. The media is culpable for this nonsense.” – Devin Nunes

“Bob Mueller knew the day he walked in the door that there was no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion.” – Devin Nunes

Back to Barr:

“Well, I think it’s a laughable charge, and it’s being made to discredit me, partly because they may be concerned about the outcome of the review. Obviously, you can look at my testimony and can see on its face that there is nothing inaccurate about it.”  William Barr, on San Fran Nan’s absurd charge that he lied to congress.

Hemmer: “When you took this job, did you think Democrats would make you a target?”

Barr: “Yes…but I felt I was in a position where this kind of criticism wouldn’t bother me much.”

Hemmer: What about the contempt charge from Congress?

Barr: Well, that’s part of the political game, the political circus that’s being played out. it doesn’t surprise me.”

Hemmer: You called it a circus. Do you feel threatened?

Barr: “No, I don’t feel threatened.

Hemmer: How do you think Brennan and Clapper handled the Russia investigation?

Barr: “I don’t want to speculate…I know some of the facts, but it’s premature to be discussing them.”

Hemmer: Can you tell us what the Steel Dossier had to do with their investigation?

Barr: “That’s one of the questions we’re going to have to look at. It’s a very unusual situation to have opposition research like that – especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes and a somewhat jejune analysis – and to use that to conduct counterintelligence against an American political campaign is a strange development. I’m not sure what role it played, but that’s something we’ll have to look at.”

Hemmer: Do you smell a rat in this?

Barr: “I don’t know if I’d describe it as a rat. I would just say that the answers I’m getting are not sufficient.

Hemmer: Republicans have said for months that Brennan, Clapper, maybe Comey have had it in for Trump. Do you believe that’s the case?

Barr: “Again, I’m not gonna speculate about their motives.”

Hemmer: In the period between election day and the inauguration, did anyone in government take action to justify their decisions?

Barr: “I think there were some very strange developments during that period – that’s one of the things we want to look into. Such as the handling of the meeting on January 6 between the intelligence chiefs and the President and the leaking of information subsequent to that meeting.”

Hemmer: Was that meeting in New York City? In Trump Tower?

Barr: “Yes.”

Hemmer: What questions do you have about what happened that day?

Barr: [smiling] “Again, I’m not gonna get into that. It’s one of the things we need to look at.”

Hemmer: Can you characterize how far advanced you are in looking into that meeting?

Barr: “We’re still in the stage of gathering all the information.”

Hemmer: Did you consider possible witness tampering on the part of President Trump once you got the Mueller Report?

Barr: “That’s a misconception. He [Don McGann] was not asked to change his testimony. That was a reaction to a press story in the New York Times that claimed that Trump had told him to fire Mueller. Trump was mad at the word “fire” and claimed he had never directed McGann to fire Mueller. And in fact, elsewhere the report does say that McGann was told by Trump to talk to Rosenstein to complain about conflicts of interest Mueller had and have Mueller removed for conflicts of interest.”

[Interview ends]

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Chris Wallace’s Latest Sunday Disgrace Shows Growing Leftward Shift of Fox News

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

This is Fox News. – No, really, it actually is Fox News Sunday, the flagship Sunday morning program for the supposed “balanced” news channel. Hosted by Chris Wallace, son of long-time CBS reporter Mike Wallace, this program is fast becoming a bell cow signaling a general shift in Fox’s news reporting from “fair, balanced and unafraid” to “liberal, tilted and aspiring to be CNN.”

This Sunday’s program showed Wallace at his very worst: bomastic, combative, argumentative, constantly interrupting and shrill.  Well, that was how he behaved when he interviewed Trump White House counsel Rudy Giuliani, anyway, barely allowing the former New York Mayor to get three words out before jumping in to “correct” him. Here’s the clip:

That’s not an interview, it’s disgusting hackery by a biased interviewer focused on not allowing the interviewee to get his message out. It’s like something out of the prime time CNN or MSNBC lineups, something you’d expect from Chris Matthews or Chris Cuomo.

Next up for Wallace on Fox News Sunday was Bug-eyed Adam Schiff, the pathological liar congressman from California who has been running around for two years claiming he’s seen clear proof of “Russia Collusion”, but refusing to say what that “proof” actually is. So, you’re thinking, wow, this clown’s coming on Fox News, he’s gonna get destroyed, right?

Wrong.

Watch as intrepid Fox host Chris Cuo…er…Matth…er… Wallace poses softball question after softball question, and then sits back in his chair and lets Schiff drone on and on and on without any attempt to interrupt him or correct the false record he’s creating:

I have in the past praised Wallace for his even-handedness. Frankly, I believe his conduct of third debate between Trump and the Pantsuit Princess, focusing on issues of substance rather than Trump’s personal failings as the two previous debate moderators had done, played a big role in the clinching the election for President Trump. Wallace can be a fine, real journalist when he wants to. But his conduct on Fox News Sunday recently and his commentary on other programs during the week show a decided leftward trend.

So, there you go, folks, there is today’s Fox News: biased, timid and totally afraid to do its job. Oh, the prime time line up remains a bastion of conservative advocacy – for now, anyway. But the daytime and weekend news programs are all trending liberal/left, and another year or two of that trend will leave this cable channel looking no different than its competition.

Robert Mueller, media/Democrat hero, is suddenly Robert Mueller, media/Democrat target. – What a difference a few weeks make. As long as Robert Mueller was functioning as America’s Gestapo Chief, er, “Special Counsel” and trying to execute a slow-rolling coup d’etat on President Donald Trump, he was the media/Democrat establishment’s Upright Man, a man with unassailable character, a man who was going to save the country from the BAD ORANGE MAN in the White House.

For almost two solid years, this guy was completely off-limits to reporters muck-raking for a story. For all those months while his Witch Hunt was ongoing, no “journalist” working at any mainstream fake news media outlet would have ever dreamed – not in a million years – to try to accost the Upright Man With Unassailable Character as he walked around in public.

Think about it: In all that time, from May 17, 2017 when he was appointed until March 22, 2019, when he folded up his tent and formally handed his final report to Attorney General William Barr, do you remember seeing a single reporter attempt to ask this guy a single question? Yeah, neither do I.

But now, his coup d’etat effort having failed with a real Attorney General suddenly occupying that key office, Robert Mueller finds himself fair game, even a target for the media and their Democrat masters. He found that out the hard way yesterday as he emerged from church on Easter Sunday, and found a despicable fake reporter and camera guy running up to shout questions at him as he tried to get into his car and leave. Here’s the video of that disgusting incident:

So hey, Bob, this is the thanks you get for carrying the Deep State’s water for two years. Frankly, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

Best of luck with all of that.

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Almost All of You Paid Less Taxes in 2018, And Bernie Sanders Wants That Money Back

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

As always, the fake news media was lying to you.  – Yesterday was tax day, and millions upon millions of Americans found out that, as is always the case when it comes to President Donald Trump and his policies, the fake news media has been lying to them for 17 solid months about the impacts the Trump tax cuts would have on their own income tax bills. The fake news media has spent every day since the bill was passed in December, 2017 telling the Big Lie, reciting its joint talking points with their Democrat Party masters, pretending that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was just a giveaway to millionaires and corporations.

But yesterday was the proof point, with pretty much every taxpayer outside of high state income tax states like New York and California getting a very significant cut. Even in those high-tax states, the great majority of citizens paid less tax than they would have under the Obama tax regime.

Still, leftist morons like failed actress Alyssa Milano were out on Twitter, posting mindless nonsense claiming things like “Already this April, we’ve learned that tax refunds are down this year by $6 BILLION”, proving only that they have no clue how the income tax system works. Yes, total tax “refunds” have been lower than under the previous high-tax regime, for two reasons:  1) the most obvious – total tax LIABILITIES are much, much lower under the new system (duh), and 2) the simplification of the system resulted in more accurate tax withholding tables, meaning wage-earners got more of their hard-earned money up-front, rather than overpaying and allowing the government to earn interest on their money until they filed their refund claim.

But we can’t expect abject nitwits like poor Alyssa to ever understand anything so complex. The doofus also tweeted that “According to a recent NBC/WSJ poll, only 17 percent of Americans think their taxes went down, and a majority don’t think they got any tax cut at all. And this isn’t partisan. Only 33 percent of Republicans think they got a tax cut.”

Well, yes, but what does that prove? It just proves the success of the Big Lie strategy by the media/Democrat axis of propaganda on this issue. Even on Fox News, you could find talking heads on a regular basis lying about these tax cuts. Just as in 2008, when Americans were brainwashed by the media to accept the notion that they were somehow obligated to vote for an African American man, as if doing that would somehow make up for slavery, this particular Big Lie strategy was a success, no doubt.

And let’s face it: many, many people – including pretty much all Democrats – are so dimwitted that they will continue to believe the Big Lie even though they paid far less taxes in 2018, simply because they got a lower refund. All that does is prove how successful the political left has been in dumbing down our schools.

The rest of us should just enjoy our extra money, and remember that those tax cuts were enacted without a single Democrat vote.  NOT ONE.

Meanwhile, the Democrat front-runner wants all that money back, and more. Much, much more. – The Commie had a townhall on Fox News last night, and made it very clear he wants all of that tax money back, and a whole lot more.

Bernie Sanders – now the front-runner for the 2020 Democrat nomination according to the new Emerson Poll – told moderators Martha McCallum and Brett Baier about all his grand plans to rape the American taxpayer and spend all their money on “free” college, “free” healthcare and “free” everything else, promising well over $100 trillion in new government spending if he is elected to the presidency.

Hey, if you’re going to turn the Democrat Party into the Socialist Party, you might as well go all the way.

On the other hand, you do have to admire Sanders for having the guts to go on Fox News, where he knew he would be asked tough questions that would never be asked on CNN, MSNBC or any of the three major networks, and sticking to his guns. The old Bolshevik had a quick, if hilariously mindless and false, answer to everything, and never strayed from his commie roots, which is more than any of his challengers would be able to do in the face of such a grilling.

And hey, it’s refreshing to see at least one Democrat finally dropping the pretense that he or she is not a socialist, isn’t it? Sanders doesn’t really believe anything that Obama or Hillary Clinton didn’t believe – he’s just willing to come right out and say it.

His frankness has already influenced the other contenders to be more honest about their real bone-headed beliefs, and Sanders’ new-found status as front-runner in the race will only cause the others to move even further to the radical left.

Thus, no matter which one of these raging lunatics ends up with the Party’s nomination, American voters are finally, at long last going to be presented with a clear, stark choice between voting to continue have a free and open society, or follow Venezuela by taking our country down into the socialist abyss. That is where the Democrat Party has wanted to lead us since at least the Woodrow Wilson Administration more than a century ago – Sanders is just the first guy who’s been willing to openly and proudly admit it.

Dangerous times, these are.

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McCarthyite Democrats Now Bringing Back the Blacklists

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

Your Democrat Party/Fake News Media in Action! – In a true profile in cowardice, DNC Chairman Tom Perez announced that the Democrat Party would boycott Fox News during its presidential nominating contest.

Obviously anxious to prevent mental midgets like Cory Booker and Joe Biden from having to answer anything resembling a tough question, Perez hilariously said that  “I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters,” just not voters who watch Fox News.  You seriously just cannot make this stuff up.

No doubt Perez and his fellow Democrats are still angry at Fox’s Chris Wallace, who is a liberal but still an actual professional journalist, for his conduct of the third debate between then-candidate Donald Trump and the Pantsuit Princess. After the first two debates, hosted by your standard fake news clowns Lester Holt and Elaine Quijano, had become nothing but Trump slam fests over personal issues, Wallace chose instead to focus his debate questions on actual, real issues that matter to the American public, and that spelled doom for the Fainting Felon.

Not that it’s surprising at all, given that it is just one more step by the Democrats toward revealing their true totalitarian nature, but this is really pathetic. It is also quite dangerous, since now we have a political party officially blacklisting a media outlet – which happens to be far and away the most-watched cable news outlet – because it doesn’t like it. Even more dangerous, no one else in the fake news media is slamming Perez for his childish behavior.

What does that tell us? Obviously, it tells us that they’re all in this together, the Dems and their media partners, and they’re no longer putting up any pretense otherwise.

All the leftist masks are now off: the Democrats have unmasked their true socialist/fascist visage, and the fake news media has unmasked its longstanding alliance with the Democrats.

Some fake journalists on Twitter tried to defend the Democrat blacklisting of Fox by pointing to a recent allegation that the cable channel became aware of the Stormy Daniels story in October 2016, but sat on it until after the election. Even if that allegation is true, it is meaningless in this controversy, since it is a simple fact of history that that the three TV broadcast networks have been sitting on stories that would damage Democrats since John F. Kennedy was banging the girlfriend of mob boss Sam Giancana, Judith Campbell Exner, in the White House on a weekly basis.

For his part, President Trump responded to the DNC action on Twitter:

It would actually be a blessing to the country if Mr. Trump simply blew up the Commission on Presidential Debates entirely. This “tradition” of holding such debates was not a tradition at all until the 1960 election, when JFK and Richard Nixon agreed to hold the first such events in modern times. The current format is structured on the false pretense that “journalists” from Democrat-controlled outlets like NBC and CNN can be trusted to conduct these debates in a fair manner, which obviously never happens.

Due to the very nature of our national news media as nothing more than the propaganda wing for the Democrat Party, the Republican candidate is always at a disadvantage. Even Wallace’s questions, while issue-oriented, were invariably infused with his own personal bias against Mr. Trump. And who will ever forget CNN’s Candy Crowley actually jumping in to help Barack Obama “answer” a question by feeding him false information in the middle of the debate with the hapless Mitt Romney?

But here’s the thing: This entire structure and process exists because traditional, establishment Republicans who have always run the Party’s governing apparatus are scared to death of the news media, and because they have always taken advice on how to deal with the media from the very same firms that provide similar advice to the Democrats. So these GOP squishes have always gone along with the pretense that propaganda outlets like NBC and ABC are staffed with real journalists, not political activists beholden to the Democrat Party. Once Republicans accede to that false pretense, they have quite simply lost.

Trump makes no such pretense, and has spent the past four years now demonstrating how to keep winning despite near-100% negative, often false news coverage, but those lessons have been lost on establishment Republicans. We can always hope they will learn between now and next fall, but don’t bet the farm on it.

There is also a huge lesson in all of this for the people at Fox News who make a habit of jumping to the defense of other media outlets whenever they are singled out by a president or his administration. These morons even came to the defense of the infantile jerk Jim Acosta last fall when the White House temporarily revoked his press badge.

But today, with no one in the fake media coming to their defense as they are blacklisted by the DNC, will Bret Baier, Wallace and John Roberts finally figure out that their “colleagues” at all the fake news outlets are neither their friends nor worth defending?

Probably not. But again, we can always hope.

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The Depravity of the Democrats is Destroying America’s Soul

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

Hey, remember when, a decade ago, Climate alarmists were saying that children being born at the time would never see snow? Yeah, fooled them, huh?

 

Trey Gowdy finally finds his sweet spot. – Fox News announced yesterday that it is putting former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy on contract as a paid contributor. This is the perfect landing for Gowdy, who proved in his congressional career that pontificating and criticizing others is all he really does well. Never has any Republican member of the House spent more time making awesome-sounding statements while doing pretty much nothing effective to follow up on them than Gowdy.   Gowdy was born to be a talking head on television. [Note: The original version of this piece said that Trey Gowdy is the grandson of legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy. That is incorrect.]

Project Kamala, Phase 2 kicks in over at the Washington Post. – As I told you on Tuesday, the joint media/Democrat project to deal with Kamala Harris’s “Willie Brown issue” was underway and very predictable.  First, you have Brown do an interview in which he admits it all, right after she kicks off her campaign, and then the fake news media steps in to declare it “old news” and attack anyone who tries to bring it up in the future.

Right on cue, Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse wrote a piece on Wednesday in which she declares the “love life” of any “powerful woman” “off-limits” henceforth.  See, you’re a sexist if you try to hold a Democrat woman to the exact same standards as the fake news media holds any Republican.

From today forward, anyone criticizing Harris for having her career facilitated by her illicit lover will be assaulted by the fake news media using Hesse’s line of reasoning.  Classic.

Democrat Depravity on the March. – You probably thought the ongoing efforts by leftist activists in and out of our fake news media to normalize pedophilia in the American mind was as low as they could go.  But then you saw that they’ve now moved on to trying to normalize infanticide, and you realized that they will never stop trying to define deviancy down.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo got the whole thing started last week when, upon signing a bill that allows for killing of infants even as the mother is in the throes of labor, he and New York City Governor Bill DeBlasio ordered the top of Freedom Tower to be lit up in pink as a celebration. I’m old enough to remember when then-President Bill Clinton liked to say that the Democrat Party wanted abortions to be legal, but rare. Now, they apparently want them to be legal and celebrated on the Ellen Show.

Not to be outdone in this ghoulish race to define deviancy down even further, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam – who our fake news media hilariously describes as a “moderate” Democrat – told a radio interviewer Tuesday that he favors a proposed bill that would allow for a born infant to be “made comfortable” and set on a table while the mother and “doctor” talk about whether or not to murder it.  And make no mistake about it – “murder” is the only proper word to describe such a procedure.

The Virginia legislature at least has some conscience remaining even if its Governor does not, given that the bill did fail in subcommittee yesterday. But eight other states are now considering similar Democrat-sponsored bills, and the very act of publicly supporting such Nazi-like depravity on American soil tells us all we need to know about where the Democrat Party is headed today.

While they’ve always wanted to legalize such horrific acts, the leftist ghouls among us previously felt the need to carefully hide such thoughts from the public.  But today, seeing that there is zero price to be paid from our fake news media politically for promoting the sexual abuse of children and murder of fully born infants, they light up towers and do radio interviews in which they proudly express such views. Indeed, Cuomo, DeBlasio and Northam have all been widely applauded by c-list celebrities and blue-check “journalists” across social media for their “courageous” acts.

The Democrat Party today is an organization that is completely untethered to any code of moral conduct. As a Party, it no longer believes in the sanctity of human life, no longer has the slightest regard for the Constitution of the United States, no longer even believes in the importance of citizenship as a key determinant of voting rights. Democrat politicians as a class are happy to lie, cheat and steal their way into office and, like Governors Cuomo and Northam, and Mayor DeBlasio, increasingly willing to bare the depths of their amoral depravity in public.

If you vote for these people you are voting for the ongoing destruction of the American society, and of the American soul. It really is that simple.

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James Comey Reaches Peak Teen Drama Queen

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, lookey here – the 302 apparently exists after all! – Waiting until the very last possible moment, Robert Mueller and his gang of Clinton/Obama thugs finally, at long last, produced a document purporting to be the orginal FBI 302 form from the FBI’s entrapment interview with General Mike Flynn. The production of the key document comes just hours before today’s scheduled sentencing hearing, and the document is heavily redacted. Because of course it is.

Les is no more.:  Wait – what’s this? A big media company actually did the right thing in a massive sexual harassment scandal? This must be a work of fiction, right? No? It’s real? Go figure.

Yes, friends, this would never happen at NBC, MSNBC or CNN, but over at CBS Corp., the people in charge decided on Monday to terminate former CEO Les Moonves for cause in the midst of a massive sexual abuse scandal, denying him the $122 million severance package he would have otherwise been entitled to receive. That’s a big deal, one which no doubt sent waves of fear across senior management teams at big media companies everywhere.

Cool.

Teenage Drama Queen Update: Former FBI Director and current Teenage Drama Queen James Comey exited his second tense day of behind-closed-doors testimony on Capitol Hill and had this to say about the tattered reputation of the agency he “led” for several years:

“Director Comey, the FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit over the last year. Do you share any of the responsibility for that?” the [Fox News] reporter asked.

“No. The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly and, in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense. That’s a tragedy.”

Congressman Mark Meadows, who questioned Comey in Monday’s hearing, responded very succinctly:

Exactly.  Let’s review just some of the reasons why the FBI’s reputation has taken hits in recent years:

  • Comey himself led a sham investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server;
  • Comey himself led an effort to illegally spy on the Trump presidential campaign and transition team;
  • The FBI revealed to be fully aware of and actively surveiling a series of Islamic terrorists and school shooters;
  • The utter failure of the FBI to conduct anything remotely resembling a competent investigation of the worst mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas;
  • The revelation of the texts of Super Duper Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page;
  • The FBI’s active support of the Gestapo tactics deployed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller;
  • The FBI’s resolute refusal to respond to 2 years of legal document requests issued by an array of congressional committees;
  • The FBI’s habit of “redacting” key passages from key documents solely to cover-up wrongdoing by FBI officials;
  • The repeated commissions of outright perjury before congressional committees by Comey, Andrew McCabe, Strzok and other FBI officials;
  • The firing and forced resignations of a broad array of senior FBI personnel over the past year, including McCabe, Strzok, James Baker and many others.

This list could honestly go on and on, but the point is clear: The reason the FBI’s former reputation as the nation’s premier law-enforcement agency is in tatters today is directly attributable to the Obama-era decision by Comey and his leadership team to stop enforcing the law on anyone associated with the Clintons or the Obamas.  Under Comey, and Robert Mueller before him, the FBI was turned into nothing more than the aggressive attack dog for the Deep State, and that is sadly the state in which it remains today.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders summed the day up perfectly.:

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Assessing blame where it belongs is the key to Progressive life.:

The truth about electric vehicles:

Hey, let’s go get our exercise in and play a game of pot!:

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Would’ve been more effective if I’d said “whose” instead of “who’s”, but there are no do-overs on Twitter.

Deep thoughts on free speech, by Ted Lieu…:

Ocasio Cortez Watch, Part II: Alexandria needs a break. –  Yes, friends, our intrepid heroine feels the need to take a break for “self care”, even before the session starts.  And guess what? She doesn’t even know what “self care” means.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

*sigh*

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Vote Faking in Florida and News Faking at CNN: Some Things Never Change

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, how about that Creepy Porn Lawyer, huh? –  When he was representing a porn star and suing President Donald Trump, Michael Avenatti was invited to appear on CNN no fewer than 108 separate times.  Since being arrested Tuesday night for allegedly beating his spouse Tuesday evening, CNN hasn’t found it possible to invite the Creepy Porn Lawyer to appear on its fake news TV platform, nor has it managed to file a report on the event.

That little fat, bald guy who is one of their on-air personalities, and whose name I can never remember and don’t care to look up, did manage to include a few sentences about the arrest in his newsletter which is read only by demented rich white women in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but other than that, radio silence from the news fakers at CNN.  Because that is who they are.

But teacher, the dog ate my vote count! – At a press conference on Thursday morning, Broward County elections officials, i.e, vote-stealing frauds, assured the assembled press that they would have their machine recount completed well before the 3:00 p.m. ET deadline.  But then something funny happened:  They discovered that the machine recount had added to Republican Senatorial candidate Rick Scott’s winning margin by more than 1,000 votes.

Guess what happened?  Broward’s machine recount came in 2 minutes after the deadline, which means, after all of this rigmarole, the official vote total will be what Broward originally claimed it was.

Meanwhile, over in Palm Beach County, the vote-stealing Democrat frauds didn’t even bother to really try to turn in their machine recount, and just started their manual recount, which was ordered in the Senate race by Florida’s Secretary of State, early instead.

The net result of this is that Republican Ron DeSantis is the winner in the governor’s race, although that outcome will not be certified by the SoS until next Tuesday.  So get ready for Democrat loser Andrew Gillum, who still refuses to concede, to file some sort of lawsuit in the meantime.

Rick Scott will have to wait until at least Saturday to claim his victory over detestable Bill Nelson, who will probably also file some sort of lawsuit once the hand recount is completed.

We should not expect the Democrats to let this go until they have completely exhausted every legal angle their evil minds can concoct for the simple reason that there is no downside for them in keeping this alive.  When you have 98% of the nation’s news media faking the news on your behalf and doing nothing but reciting the daily talking points you provide to them, there is no price to be paid for doing everything you can to destroy the nation’s system of free elections, which is what the Democrats have been working on doing for the last 18 years now.

So the madness will continue, most likely until the Supreme Court forces it to end.

One America News Network makes a play for Fox’s fleeing audience. – Back to CNN, you should also expect that fake news network to pursue an appeal on its lawsuit against Donald Trump for his revocation of preening performance artist Jim Acosta’s White House press badge should they receive a negative decision at the District Court level.

The idiots now running CNN’s competitor, Fox News, made the decision on Wednesday to jump in on CNN’s side in the case.  This utterly insane and indefensible decision very predictably caused a huge backlash among Fox News fans, many of whom will now be looking for another news channel to serve as their safe haven from the fake news media.

Enter OANN, the news operation that has found a small but dedicated and growing audience since its inception a few years ago. Obviously smelling an opportunity, management at OANN decided to jump into the lawsuit as well, only by filing an amicus brief supporting the White House’s side of the argument.

Here are a couple of extremely correct arguments in OANN’s brief:

“Acosta does not have a protectible First Amendment interest or right in the context of this dispute,” OANN argued, adding that “while this narcissistic approach may serve Plaintiff’s self-interests as entertainers or media figures and the network that profits therefrom, they do not serve the interests of the forum.”

and…

Acosta “has hindered our free press from functioning effectively during White House briefings,” OANN argued in a court filing, calling Acosta’s behavior “disruptive.”

Awesome.  They should establish a GoFundMe account to pay for the legal fees.  If they do, I’m giving.

CNN probably will get a correctly adverse decision here, given that the judge in the case is not an Obama appointee. The judge in fact is a Trump appointee, Timothy J. Kelly, who was confirmed to his current job in the District of Columbia by the U.S. Senate on September 8, 2017. Judges for these cases are assigned based on a random, lottery-type system, and CNN had no doubt prayed the name of an Obama judge would come up in its case, which would have given them a great chance of prevailing. The drawing of a non-Obama judge means the case will be decided on the law rather than the principles of Saul Alinsky and Democrat talking points, so CNN is no doubt already preparing its appeal to the DC Circuit, whose membership is majority Obama/Clinton appointees.

Of course, CNN’s big problem is that, should they pursue their laughable claim to the bitter end, the bitter end will come a year or two from now in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and its 5-4 Constitutionalist majority. The arguments that a) the White House has no right to enforce standards of behavior on preening fake journalists during press events, and b) Jim Acosta somehow has a constitutional right to a White House press badge so he can continue to disrupt those press events as he pursues his performance art career are going to be tough sells to John Roberts and Sam Alito and Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kelly is expected to issue his decision this morning, so we will know where this is going soon. If he rules in CNN’s favor, then the White House should simply disband the White House press corps, because it would then be in the completely intolerable position of having no authority to enforce any norms of behavior on what is nothing more than a collection of agents for the Democrat Party. That is simply not something that can be allowed to exist within this White House.

But if CNN loses, expect an appeal because, like the Democrats in Florida, there is no downside for this fake news network in doing so. It helps their ratings, and hey, you can’t harm a reputation that’s already been destroyed anyway.

That is all.

 

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Response by the Media and Officials to the Pipe Bombings Follows a Familiar Narrative

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Soon, very soon, perhaps today, there will be an arrest. Law enforcement officials will be quoted in our fake news media as saying that the bombs sent out to various leftist leaders in recent days were the work of one man.  He will be described as a “loner” and a “nut” and probably as someone with known associations to right-wing domestic terrorists. We will probably find out later on that those “known associations” aren’t really associations at all, but vague connections. Later than that, probably after Election Day, we will find out that this “lone nut” was well-known to the FBI, and that he (it’s almost always a “he”) has even been under official surveillance from time to time.

It’s a very good guess, anyway – this is pretty much how these things always go.

Sometimes it really is a “lone nut,” as in the case of the Unabomber and the Parkland school shooter. More often, though, we eventually discover that this “lone nut” had accomplices, as with the Oklahoma City bomber, Tim McVeigh. Sometimes we discover long after the fact that the person arrested was actually a patsy, as in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald, someone who may or may not have had anything to do with the crime itself, but who was actually a part of a larger conspiracy.

Regardless of which scenario eventually turns out to be true in this case, these things always play out the same way over the first 24-48 hours. Most political leaders issue statements consisting of some variations of “we’re all Americans,” ” this kind of terrorist act will not stand,” “we must pull our country together against this terrible enemy,” etc., etc.  Even Hillary Clinton, barely a week removed from saying that Democrats can’t be civil unless Democrats win elections, recited a variation of those sophistries yesterday.  CNN and MSNBC present panels of “experts” who offer endless and often baseless speculation, and 90% leftist talking heads who spout all manner of irresponsible nonsense designed to lay blame at the feet of some boogeyman on the other side. Fox News presents panels taking by and large the opposite views.

The politically-oriented among us obsess about it all, and the other 99% of the population go about their daily lives not knowing what to believe.  The “unity” among the politicians generally lasts 24-48 hours before they start behaving like the talking heads on 24-hour cable news and return safely to their tribes.

So, is this really some “lone nut,” some anti-leftist conspiracy, or is it a fake, October surprise event staged by leftists in order to influence voters who are now going to the polls in early voting?  It is a sad testament to the radicalization of the Democrat Party and its support base that the latter scenario is at least as plausible as the others. Even Wolf Blitzer admitted on air yesterday that George Soros has funded many false flag events in the past.

It is quite the coincidence that this series of bomb mailings comes to light just as it becomes increasingly likely that the Democrats’ “blue wave” appears to be crashing about 100 miles before reaching shore.  Quite the coincidence that polls show a building negative voter reaction to their behavior in the Kavanaugh confirmation process, and to the obviously-staged “migrant caravan” making its way through Mexico. Quite the coincidence that they take place after 48 hours of the fake news media bashing President Trump in unison for his “divisive rhetoric.”

But maybe it is some right-wing lone nut targeting Democrats who have been ginning up so much hatred against President Trump specifically and Republicans in general. The identities of the specific “targets” indicate that it certainly could be.

One thing we do know is that the manner in which these pipe bombs were constructed and packaged indicates they were most likely intended not to explode, and to be discovered by the Postal Service long before they ever arrived at their addressed destinations.  Either that is true, or this really is the work of some low IQ lone nut.

Regardless of who the perpetrator really is, the pattern on these events is clear:  Whenever he is arrested – and he will be arrested soon – the public will be given an initial “official” version of events, most of which we will learn later was either 100% false or had only a tenuous connection to what most people would define as the “truth.” The “truth” – objective truth – will come later, long after Election Day has come and gone.

That’s how these things always go.

As I was concluding this piece, President Trump hit the nail on its head with this tweet:

CNN has been especially guilty of this behavior, and the President’s tweet was no doubt issued directly in response to this incredibly irresponsible statement made by CNN President Jeff Zucker on Wednesday:

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”

This from the leader at CNN, the network that spent much of the 2016 campaign encouraging the acts of violent protesters at Trump rallies and dog-whistling its approval to potential assassins, and which has been forced to retract myriad false stories and even fire people over all the fake news it puts onto the air.

It is fair to note that CNN is one of the most obvious beneficiaries of this bomber’s actions, since its otherwise-flagging ratings always improve dramatically during national crises such as these. CNN is in fact a network that thrives on chaos and violence, and goes out of its way to encourage such behavior by its viewers.

But at the end of the day, regardless of any other considerations, the person who needs to be punished harshly is the person constructing and mailing these bombs. These are acts of terrorism, and they cannot be tolerated – or encouraged – in any free society.

That is all.

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