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Dear Media: That Oval Office Dust Up Is Why Trump Won

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Beto Mania Update:  A guy calling himself “Michael Falotico” (it may be his real name, but you just never know on social media these days) on Twitter responded to my “Day of Beto” yesterday by saying “Yes, I agree with you that Beto will be the Democrats’ nominee for President in 2020. I may differ with you, however, in that I think he could win the whole thing, i.e., get elected President.”

Well, we don’t differ at all, Michael. Sitting here almost two years prior to Election Day 2020, I also think Beto will be the Dem nominee and “could” well win the general election to become the 46th president of the United States. Admittedly, the odds are against all of that happening for our favorite fake Hispanic Texan, but hey, stranger things have happened – just happened in 2016, in fact, and in 2008 before that.

2008 is especially relevant where Irish Bob is concerned. As I told an audience a few weeks ago, there is no doubt that many national Democrat honchos and money handlers see Irish Bob as their next Barack Obama: A young, handsome, slick talker who does well on TV and can get the ignorant masses riled up, a human blank slate who looks good in a suit onto which all of their party’s various agitated factions can project their fondest dreams. Other than his skin color and the fact that there is no doubt he was born in the United States of America, Irish Bob is in fact a virtual Obama clone.

Yes, O’Rourke is a completely unqualified socialist crackpot. But Irish Bob is a real threat here, precisely because the Democrats already proved in 2008 that the American public can be brainwashed into accepting a completely unqualified socialist crackpot to lead the country down the road to ruin.

So yeah, he “could” win it all, and despite my fondness for making fun of him (it’s low-hanging fruit, I know, but I have no shame in that regard) I do take the prospect of him very seriously. President Trump and all other Republicans should do the same.

Speaking of President Donald J. Trump… – Make no mistake about it, despite the all-fake-all-the-time reporting all over the news media about his live-televised dust up with San Fran Nan and Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office, the President pummeled his Democrat opponents.  All you have to do is look at the body language from the two Democrats as the thing went on to know that.

Schumer was so intimidated that he couldn’t look the President in the eye the entire time. Pelosi was so flustered she had a hard time remembering which branch of government she represented.

Meanwhile, the President got exactly what he wanted:

  • Both Pelosi and Schumer begging him to shoo the leering press out of the room;
  • Both Pelosi and Schumer railing against doing anything effective to improve border security; and
  • Trump promising to shut down 14% of the federal government if he doesn’t get significant funding for the border wall in a government funding bill that must be passed by December 21.

That third point had #NeverTrump dimwits like A.B. Stoddard and Bill Kristol cackling that Trump had somehow “lost” in this debate, which simply proves that she and her fellow dimwits still have learned absolutely nothing about the current President. Their thesis is that now Trump will get blamed for any government shutdown and oh, my, isn’t that terrible for him.

Well, hell, Trump couldn’t care less about that. The media blames him for everything that happens in any event – what else would be new in that scenario? If you’re the President, might as well embrace that deal and own it.

The spectacle of Pelosi and Schumer begging the President to take the discussion behind closed doors just proves yet again that the Democrats care nothing about government transparency. Trump revels in this stuff, and is thrilled to be the one guy sitting in that room advocating for the need for increased border security, which is a winning issue for the Republicans, not the Democrats.

Stuff like what happened in the Oval Office yesterday is exactly why Trump won in the first place. He wasn’t put in that job to have nice, polite discourse with swamp-dwelling snakes like Pelosi and Schumer behind closed doors. He was put in that job to break all the china, stain all the carpets and color all the walls with crayons in the D.C. Establishment’s comfortable abode.

Yesterday was a very good day for Donald Trump. Don’t let the fake news media kid you otherwise.

My only question is, why was that Mike Pence mannequin sitting in that other chair?

In 17 minutes, did not manage to utter a word. What good is he?

From our News You Won’t See Reported In The New York Times Files:

Ok, so nothing’s changed, then:

In all seriousness, that’s a great piece by Mollie Hemingway.  Go spend 8 minutes reading it this morning – you’ll be better informed and glad you spent the time.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

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Meet the New Attorney General, Same as the Old Attorney General

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Paris Burning Watch:

Very predictable next step for President Emanuel Macron and his globalist government: Shut down the country’s Internet and other communications, as the government continues its goosestep towards outright fascist thuggery.

The government announced on Friday that it has deployed 89,000 (!) riot police throughout the country in preparation for today’s demonstrations by the “yellow vest” demonstrators, who are protesting the government’s planned implementation of a confiscatory carbon tax it claims will help meet France’s emissions goals under the Paris Climate Accords. The yellow vest demonstrations began as peaceful events a few weeks ago but have turned increasingly violent as they have inevitably been infiltrated by radicals from both the left and the right.

As I write this early Saturday in the U.S. there have already been more than 500 arrests made in Paris, as police began the day by using tear gas on the demonstrators around the Arc de Triomphe.  As Reuters reports:

“A police spokeswoman told reporters there were about 1,500 protesters on the Champs Elysees boulevard and authorities said 211 people had been arrested after police found weapons such as hammers, baseball bats and metal petanque balls on them.”

Somewhat hilariously, the Reuters report contains this passage a few paragraphs later:

“We will do all we can so that today can be a day without violence, so that the dialogue that we started this week can continue in the best possible circumstances,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on French television.

This situation is completely out of hand at this point, deteriorating every day, and Philippe and Macron obviously have not the slightest clue about how to deal effectively with it. Thus, the most likely expectations should be for further efforts to crack down on the movement and the population at large. Because that’s what globalist/socialist governments do.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Speaking of things globalist/socialists like to do, this happened on Friday.:

Yes, it’s true – after Donald Trump Jr. re-tweeted a meme about our intrepid new congresswoman from one of the outer-boroughs of New York City (is it Queens?), the  mental midget tweeted a reminder to him that that was all, like, dumb and stuff because she was about to, you know, kinda, like have subpoena power and stuff like that.

Clearly an abuse of power, clearly a violation of congressional ethics and we can count on the Republicans in congress to clearly do absolutely nothing about it.  Because that’s who they are, and what they do – or don’t do, in this case.

Right on Cue, Meet our New Bush-ite Attorney General Nominee. – How ironic is it that, the day after late former President George Herbert Walker Bush was laid to rest in College Station, current President Donald Trump names William Barr, who served Bush 41 as Attorney General, as his nominee to become the AG again, 24 years later? Why, it’s almost as if one event led to another this week.

If President Trump’s thought was that the nomination of a man who had served the ex-President who the Democrats and their fake news media agents had praised all week long might be confirmed by the senate in a dignified and orderly process, well, he was kidding himself. All the demented creeps at CNN and MSNBC immediately flew into high character assassination gear, as did Democrat politicians who immediately began calling for Barr to recuse himself from pretty much everything if he is ultimately confirmed.

Despicable Vermont Senator, the relic Pat Leahy, had this to say:

“I have known Bill Barr a long time.  He has a long record in both the private sector and public service that needs to be thoroughly vetted by the senate. This includes recent, troubling comments about investigations of keen interest to the President who is nominating him.”

In other words, Barr has expressed thoughts about the Mueller investigation, and thus must recuse himself if he wants any Democrat votes in favor of his confirmation. Apparently, only a person who is basically a blind, deaf mute where Mueller’s Witch Hunt is concerned is any longer qualified to serve in the eyes of Senate Democrats.

Barr has a reputation in Washington as an upright and honorable man. As a reminder, so did Robert Mueller when he was nominated, and we now see clearly what that means and doesn’t mean. Barr is not someone who is going to come into the AG job and immediately restart investigations into Uranium One and all the myriad other Clinton/Obama wrongdoing.

On the other hand, assuming DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber really have been conducting real investigations of their own, Barr is also not someone who is going to come into the AG job and shut those down.

And the reality about Mueller and his evil minions is this: They have nothing real where President Trump is concerned and are systematically winding their fake investigation down and preparing their final report, which they intend to be a roadmap for impeachment by the new Democrat majority in the House. That’s all the Mueller effort ever was, and it becomes more and more obvious with each passing day. President Trump has no intention of interfering with Mueller and never did, something the Democrats and fake news media appear incapable of comprehending.

What Barr represents to President Trump is an extremely well-qualified and safe pick for the job.  In the end, when all the posturing by creeps like Leahy is said and done, Barr will end up with the support of all 53 Republicans in next year’s U.S. Senate, and support from just enough Democrats to get over the 60 vote bar needed to be confirmed to the job.

One other key thing to keep in mind about William Barr is that he served in a Bush Administration that built many miles of steel wall along our Southern border, and paid for it from the Defense budget, which is perfectly legal and proper once a president makes a finding that it is necessary for national security. Why President Trump has failed to go this route is anyone’s guess – perhaps he just wanted to give Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell every opportunity possible to get their jobs done – but assuming Barr is confirmed, Trump will have an AG who understands the President has full authority to go down that road.

Just food for thought.

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Mueller is Evil, B**ch Fight on The View, Paris Still Burning, Creepy Porn Lawyer Gone – All in One Day!

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“Ok, listen up. Here’s the plan: Strzok falsifies the 302s from his interview with Flynn. Then we bully him for months, raid his home, threaten his family, get a false guilty plea from him. And then…we let him off. Pure evil, right?” – Right. American Gestapo Chief, er, ‘special counsel’ Robert Mueller sent his 12 month overdue sentencing memo for General Mike Flynn to the judge in the case on Tuesday, and guess what? It calls for a fine (because ruining him financially just isn’t enough for Mueller and his evil minions) and this:

“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range—including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration—is appropriate and warranted.”

We should all be happy with the prospect of an American who has served this country like General Flynn possibly avoiding jail time in this fiasco. But every American, no matter how mindlessly filled with hatred against President Donald Trump they might be, should be outraged that Flynn spent the last two years being put through this un-American, Nazi-like process by Mueller and his evil minions.

It’s an utter, damnable disgrace.

Wait. In 2016 he told us that the Pantsuit Princess was the most qualified person EVER. – Joe Biden, on a book tour like seemingly everyone else on earth, told an audience of multiples of two in Missoula, MT that “I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I’ve worked on my whole life.”

No word if he went on to admit that he had been consistently wrong about all of those issues he’s been working on his whole life, but the odds are against it.

Also, why didn’t any of the “reporters” present think to ask the ex-VP why it is that, if he has been working on these issues his whole life, they all still persist today? But hey, asking that question would have required curiosity and integrity, so obviously it did not get asked.

*sigh*

Paris Burning Watch:

Yes, the “yellow-vest” protest movement that has been burning the streets of Paris for the last two weeks has won a temporary reprieve from the confiscatory carbon tax that the socialist government of Emanuel Macron planned to impose on January 1 in its fool’s effort to “do something” to fight “climate change.”

But only for six months. The French should not kid themselves this is any sort of permanent victory.  The quotes from French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in this Reuters story are telling:

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said anyone would have “to be deaf or blind” not to see or hear the roiling anger on the streets over a policy that Macron has defended as critical to combating climate change.

“The French who have donned yellow vests want taxes to drop, and work to pay. That’s also what we want. If I didn’t manage to explain it, if the ruling majority didn’t manage to convince the French, then something must change,” said Philippe.

“No tax is worth jeopardizing the unity of the nation.”

He warned citizens, however, that they could not expect better public services and lower taxes.

“If the events of recent days have shown us one thing, it’s that the French want neither an increase in taxes or new taxes. If the tax-take falls then spending must fall, because we don’t want to pass our debts on to our children. And those debts are already sizeable,” he said.

In other words, over the next six months Macron and Philippe plan to “explain” the confiscatory tax plan designed to make it too expensive for working class French citizens to drive cars or run air conditioners by threatening them with massive cuts to the country’s social services and programs targeting the working and middle class. These cuts would do nothing to fight “climate change,” but the hope is that they will do much to frighten the public into accepting the carbon tax as a less unpleasant alternative.

This is classic leftist government bullying, along the lines of “the beatings will continue until morale improves.”

One spokesman for the “yellow vest” protesters responded to the temporary tax suspension by telling a reporter, “We are being taken for fools.”  Why yes, yes you are.

Meanwhile, from the world of #NeverTrump #Nitwittery…

#NeverTrump nitwit stalwart Max Boot had this to say about Macron back in 2017, and it is glorious:

That’s quite the take, there, Max.  Holy crap.

Speaking of climate change…: If you’re still worried about that U.S. Climate Assessment that was released the day after Thanksgiving, you should take 7 minutes to read this:

Bjorn Lomborg is a real climate scientist, but he’s a social outcast among his peer group because he chooses to tell the truth about sham reports like this one. Again, it’s a very easy read that only takes a few minutes, but it thoroughly exposes how the authors of this report – and our fake news media –  attempted to defraud the American public.  Again.

Read it.  You’ll be glad you did.

Seriously, somebody help me out here…:

This one’s rated PG-13, but it’s hilarious…:

Creepy Porn Lawyer watch:

Don’t go away mad, Creepy Porn Lawyer, just go away…

Man, what a loss that is, right?  Whew.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

D’oh!

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Progressivism is a Dangerous Mental Disease

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Oh, hey, we’re prosecuting people for lying to congress now? –  Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a count of lying to congress on Thursday, becoming the 7th person in our nation’s entire history to be prosecuted for this particular crime.  Yes, you read that right – the 7th one.

This of course is just a continuation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s campaign of intimidation and abuse of power in his fake investigation into the Democrat/Media “Russia Collusion” fantasy play. This abusive process has already bullied General Mike Flynn into a guilty plea on a process crime and is now focused on fringe players like Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone.

As the great Mollie Hemingway points out in a piece at the Federalist this morning, Mueller and his cronies like Jim Comey have a long history of trading in this sort of bullying of witnesses into admissions of process crimes in order to claim scalps.  It’s well worth the 5 minutes it takes to read it – truly eye-opening, in fact.

And if you’re thinking, hey, maybe next Mueller will go get known congressional perjurers Comey, James Clapper and John Brennan, well, stop living in that dream world, because Mueller is a guy who never targets members of the deep state club, in which he is a lifelong member.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

No?  Neither can I. – Paul Ryan ended his 20-year career in congress on Thursday. Can you list his major achievements?

First, the Social Justice Warriors came for Frosty the Snowman, and we did nothing. Then they came for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and we did nothing. Now, they’re coming for Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer:

*sigh*

Progressivism is a very dangerous mental disease.  But then, you already knew that, didn’t you?

Speaking of mentally-diseased progressives… – Who can forget yesterday, when top aide to and spokesman for The Pantsuit Princess, the completely deranged Philippe Reines, admitted he doesn’t wear pants when he appears on television, and is damn proud of it. We know this because he was caught on tape as he rampaged through the halls of the Fox News studios yesterday after losing yet another on-air debate with a conservative counterpart.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

 

Reines responded with a tweet, because of course he did:

Oh.  Well, then, that makes it all better.

*sigh*

Progressivsim has also become dangerously synonymous to anti-Semitism, in case you haven’t noticed. – CNN decided it had to sever its long, close ties to one of many, many, many progressive paid contributors, Marc Lamont Hill, on Thursday, after Hill had made an inflammatory anti-Israel speech at the United Nations that the Anti-Defamation League declared to anti-Semitic.

In his speech, Hill called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea”, a term that is commonly used by Hamas and other Muslim terrorist groups.  Opposition to Israel’s very existence and blind acceptance and promotion of radical Islam and Sharia law have become major tenets of the Progressive cult over the past decade. It is simply reality that you cannot be an accepted part of the Progressive “in crowd” and not hold what are undeniably anti-Semitic views.

This is a mental disorder, plain and simple, and a very dangerous one. Its belief system dominates today’s Democrat Party and our national news media, and it works every day to brainwash the public at large. It’s fun to make fun of Progressives – I do it here at the Campaign Update each and every day – but it is vitally important that we “normals” out here in Flyover Country recognize these people for what they are and take them very, very seriously.

Because they basically believe everything the Nazis believed, and have many more means at their disposal for getting their hateful messages to the public. The next time we elect one of them to the presidency, things are going to get very, very ugly.

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Are You Ready for Beto 2020? You’d Better Be.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, remember all that media-fed drama about whether San Fran Nan would be our next Speaker of the House? –  Yeah, that was all just a lot of stuff and nonsense, as the late, great James Kilpatrick liked to say.

On Wednesday, the Democrat sheep in the House of Representatives, after having been cajoled and arm-twisted and outright threatened by Nancy Pelosi for the last few weeks, overwhelmingly voted to return the despicable California representative to the Speaker’s chair, from whence she shall come to judge the quick and the dead in the House for the next two years. The vote of the Democrat caucus members was 203 for Pelosi and just 32 against, demonstrating yet again how painfully hard it is to find a spine anywhere among that pathetic collection of grifters, thugs and brown-nosers.

Pelosi will still need to find 15 additional votes when the full House votes to formally elect its new speaker in January, but anyone who doubts she will find them among her own caucus or self-aggrandizing Republicans is living in a dream world.  Elections have consequences, and having stuttering, stammering, doddering Nan as Speaker is the main consequence of the election just past.

One can only hope. – President Donald Trump caused a major media meltdown early yesterday when re-tweeted this message to his followers:

Now that Jeff Sessions is no longer attorney general, there does seem to be hope that such a happy outcome could be looming around the corner. Make no mistake about it: The fear of something like this taking place is why Democrats have been so focused on tarring and feathering acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker since Trump appointed him to that position. The arguments that Whitaker’s appointment was somehow unconstitutional are completely without merit, nothing more than an effort by Democrats and their media agents to assassinate Whitaker’s character.

Whether anything like it ever comes about is anyone’s guess, but there is no doubt it is on the President’s mind, given that he issued the following tweets this morning:

…and…

$40 million to investigate the “Russia collusion” Democrat fantasy play. Your fake news media loves to claim that Mueller has obtained dozens of indictments and several guilty pleas and convictions of various fringe players, but how many of those are in any way related to his supposed mission? What he has obtained is what every previous special counsel ended up getting: a series of process crimes and prosecutions for activities that are wholly unrelated to what he was supposed to be looking into.

Yes, treason trials would be nice, but Whitaker has been in his new job for more than three weeks now, and so far there is no indication that any such effort is underway at our utterly corrupted Department of Justice. The President will no doubt be naming a permanent replacement for Sessions soon – if Whitaker wishes to be remembered as anything more than a placeholder, it’s time to get cracking.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Are you ready for President Beto? – I’m going to lay down this marker right here today: Irish Bob O’Rourke will be the Democrat presidential nominee in 2020, and we had all better take him very, very seriously.

Many readers will scoff at reading this. After all, what is Irish Bob other than a recent loser in a Texas senate race, right? Yeah, well, that’s right, as far as it goes.

But here’s what else Irish Bob is: He’s the perfect, ideal Democrat nominee.

Think about it – the man is an instant replay of Barack Hussein Obama.  He’s young, he’s good-looking, he is articulate, he is extremely skilled at parroting approved Democrat/media talking points, he is completely without any substance whatsoever, and he is a blank slate on which sheepish Democrat voters can project any set of policy positions and pipe dreams that enter into their tiny minds.

Obama, 2.0.

But here’s the main thing that makes Irish Bob the odds-on favorite to come away with the 2020 Democrat nomination: He’s a billionaire. Not only that, he’s a billionaire who can raise money from the mindless cretins in Hollywood and New York like no one else. This is a guy who collected and spent the unheard-of sum of $80 million on a senate race. Yes, he still lost, but he was able to turn what would have been a 10-15 point loss by any other Democrat into a somewhat nail-biting 3-point loss on Election Night. You can say that was just a ‘moral victory,’ but it also was the closest statewide race any Texas Democrat has run in a quarter of a century.

We are going to have 20-30 candidates lined up seeking the Democrat nomination by mid-year next year. They’re all going to have their own personal appeal, their own strategies, their own personal resumes and policy positions, but at the end of the day the winner in that long slog of a race is going to be the person who can raise and deploy the money necessary to mount a campaign in all 50 states.

Kamala Harris is young, good-looking and articulate. So is Cory Booker. So is Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. So is Kirsten Gillibrand. Joe Biden and the Commie have already proved they can inspire the Democrat masses. Hillary Clinton is probably going to run again. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is also going to run. Fauxcahontas is sending up the “I’m running, too” smoke signals. On and on and on the list of likely 2020 Democrat candidates goes. Thinking people can laugh about them, but thinking people must also recognize they all have their own certain appeal to the party’s voter base.

But only one potential candidate is a billioniare, capable of pouring as much of money as he needs into the nominating process. That one person is Irish Bob O’Rourke.

We can laugh about him now – I laugh about him every day – but we’d also best take him very, very seriously.  Because he’s most likely going to be your Democrat nominee in 2020.

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The Guardian Beclowns Itself in Mad Rush to Fake the News

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Was that wrong? Is there, like, a rule against that? –  It turns out that there actually is a rule against wedding photographers having sex with an invited wedding guest while the reception is ongoing, and then urinating on a tree when the cops show up to investigate.

That was actually a revelation to one Katie Mehta, 26, who moonlights in the Weatherford, Texas area as a wedding photographer when her swimsuit modeling career isn’t producing enough revenue. When the deputy sheriff providing security for the wedding was alerted by other guests to some illicit sounds coming from an ante room, he found the comely camera clicker engaged in some hanky-panky with one of the guests. His efforts to disentangle the pair were rewarded with a profanity-laced verbal assault. When he escorted the young professional out of the hall, she broke free and promptly rushed over to the nearest tree where she allegedly began to relieve herself in the same manner as your pet labrador does on his morning walk.

By that time the local police had shown up and promptly took her to the pokey.  Shockingly, one of the arresting officers stated that the frisky Ms. Mehta “smelled strongly of alcohol.” Go figure.

Displaying a similar type of anti-social behavior, the newsfakers at The Guardian mounted a strong challenge to CNN and the New York Times for this week’s title of Fakest News Outlet, filing a report, citing anonymous sources of course, claiming that former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort had visited Wikileaks founder Julian Assange no less than three times in 2013, 2015 and 2016, the last meeting taking place just weeks before the DNC’s hacked emails were made public during the midst of the presidential campaign.

Given that Assange has been holed-up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy in order to avoid prosecution for all of that time, and there are dozens of surveillance cameras on every block in that city, my immediate reaction to this story was that it was a rather pathetic attempt at the sort of news fakery in which CNN and the Times have cornered the market over the past few years.  Obviously, had Paul Manafort actually ever visited Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy, not only would formal official records exist of those visits, but there would be copious amounts of video evidence as well.  I mean, c’mon, Manafort’s a big, distinctive-looking guy – if he had really gone to see Assange in the midst of the 2016 campaign, we’d have had absolute, irrefutable proof of that visit in 2016.

Let’s also remember that Manafort had been under FBI surveillance since 2014 due to his lobbying efforts – in partnership with Tony Podesta – on behalf of the Ukrainian government. Are we to really believe that he would somehow be able to visit the notorious founder of Wikileaks, entering through the front door of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, without the FBI noticing?

Wikileaks responded immediately and somewhat hilariously to the story with a message on its Twitter account: “Remember this day when the Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally destroy the paper’s reputation. @WikiLeaks is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange.” As of this writing, neither the Guardian nor its editor’s head have responded.

It took Manafort a little longer to get a response out to the story – he is in federal prison, after all – but when he did, his denial was similarly unambiguous:

“This story is totally false and deliberately libelous. I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks, either directly or indirectly. I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter. We are considering all legal options against the Guardian who proceeded with this story even after being notified by my representatives that it was false.”

It is a sad fact of modern life that news-faking goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in our fake news media, but it has been awhile since any major news outlet file a report as manifestly fake as this one in an obvious effort to try to prop up the Democrats’ dying “Russia Collusion” fantasy play.

For its part, the Guardian has not, as of this writing, retracted its blatantly false and libelous report, although it did go back into it add a bunch of weasel-word language after Wikileaks and Manafort issued their forceful denials. In the end, it seems amazing that any editor worth a damn would have agreed to run the story in the first place.

But hey, when you’re competing with CNN and the New York Times in the news-faking business, you’re playing with the big boys and mistakes are going to be made. For the Guardian, this was a doozy.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

 

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Senator Graham Transitions From RINO to Trumpist on Immigration

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, you’re sayin’ there’s still a chance. –  Hearts went to palpitating at fake media outlets all over the Texas news media yesterday when their hero, Irish Bob “Beto” O’Rourke, said he just might be running for president in 2020. At least, that’s the way Irish Bob’s comments are being breathlessly reported on your Texas-based radios and televisions this morning.

Of course, as is so often the case with our fake news media reporting on Irish Bob, the reporting isn’t exactly right. What the eternally cute and fidgety Democrat boy toy actually said was this:

O’Rourke said that he had just returned from a vacation with his family and was enjoying being home in El Paso. “That’s what we’re focused on now,” he said. “Just being together as a family, making sure I deliver everything I can to the people I represent until Jan. 3. Then Amy and I will think about what we can do next to contribute to the best of our ability to this community,” he said.

Then he looked at his wife in the audience. “Amy, how was that?”

In other words, the beloved Beto did not say he might be running, he just didn’t say an outright, unqualified “no” when asked. But that was enough to set our “Dumb and Dumber” fake news media off on another round of Betomania promotion.

Because of course it was.

Oh, and by the way, he’s running. There’s way too much money in it for him to do anything else.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Irish Bob’s ideal running mate when 2024 comes around got into a little dust-up on Twitter with Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday.  It went something like this:

Bazinga!

Speaking of Senator Graham… – The Senator from South Carolina has been on a roll lately.  I missed this on Sunday, but he sent out a couple of tweets that afternoon that deserve to be noted, mainly because Graham has in the past – while he was following John McCain around like a little puppy dog – always been a dove on illegal immigration:

Folks, when we have looming armies of illegal immigrants behaving so badly at our Southern border that even Lindsey Graham is ready to just shut it down, what we have is an invasion, plain and simple.

Never forget that that’s what this is: An invasion. Because words are important, and so is recognizing things for what they are.

It is also very important to remember that the people in these “caravans” have no legitimate claim to asylum in the United States. Asylum is meant for those fleeing wars or other violent oppression from the government in their home country. The best fake argument that Democrats and our fake news media can come up with for these folks is that they are “fleeing gang violence,” a term we see and hear repeated ad nauseum in almost every fake news media report on the matter.

Look, people in Chicago have a real problem with gang violence. So do folks in Los Angeles and New Orleans and most other Democrat-run big cities in the United States. No one in the Democrat Party or our fake news media is saying that their constituents in those cities have some sort of unfettered right to form up “caravans” of 5,000 people and storm into Canada.

These people are “fleeing” poverty, nothing else. Most of them freely admit that whenever one of the few moderately-curious “journalists” embeded with them ask why they want to come to America. Some of them are looking for work, others are simply looking to get on America’s public dole, which Democrats have made so easy to abuse.

Even if this bunch had legitimate claims to asylum, they are in that case obligated under international law to seek it in the first foreign country they enter, which would be Mexico. Mexico’s government has generously offered asylum to every one of these people, most of whom flatly turned it down. Real “asylum seekers” don’t get to do that. Fake ones do, apparently.

In situations like this, liberals love to get all teary-eyed and quote the poem on the Statue of Liberty, as if it is some sort of law (it isn’t).  Here is what that poem says:

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

Here is what that poem does not say:

“Give me an army of thousands of mostly military-aged males, your gangsters yearning to crash through our border checkpoints, The wretched grifters wishing to plant the flag of their home country on our soil and live off the generosity of our taxpayers.”

We are a nation of immigrants, that much of the liberal dogma on this subject is true.  Legal immigration through an orderly process in which our country gets to decide, through its sovereign rights, who does and does not get to enter our shores, is a good and positive thing.

But this – this invasion – is not a good thing at all. Thank goodness we have a President who sees the situation for what it is, and deals with it properly despite all the false hysteria emanating from the other side.

That is all.
Postscript: I meant to include this terrific tweet from Buck Sexton in the original piece, but forgot.  So, a little late, here it is:

Perfect.

That is really all.

 

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U.S. News Media Falsely Portrays U.S. Officials as Aggressors in Border Invasion

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Yes, we have films confirming hundreds of mostly-military-aged males from a foreign country attempting to invade our Southern border on Sunday, but this is not an invasion.  Signed, Your Fake News Media. –  After several hundred of the thousands of Central American “migrants” camped out in Tijuana, Mexico attempted to invade the U.S. en masse via one of the border crossings into San Diego, your fake news media and its Democrat Party masters condemned…wait for it…President Donald Trump, U.S. law enforcement officials and the U.S. military personnel stationed there. Because of course they did.

Some things in life are just too predictable.

The invaders hurled rocks, large chunks of granite, bottles and used pepper spray to assault law enforcement officials, who finally responded at one point by using tear gas. Democrats and their media agents nodded in sympathy while the invaders were assaulting our law enforcement officials – this was no day to pretend to support “first responders” after all – and then reacted with head-exploding outrage when the Americans actually fought back with non-lethal means.

These are not people you want in the fox hole next to you when the next war comes.

The despicable creeps who run The Hill actually headlined their report on the invasion attempt thusly:

US agents fire tear gas at migrants along border: AP

So, the 80% of The Hill’s readers with short attention spans who only scan headlines went away outraged in the belief that U.S. “agents” just started lobbing tear gas canisters over the border into Mexico for no particular reason. Which, of course, was exactly what The Hill wants its readers to believe.

Even those who actually read a little bit of the article in question left thinking the U.S. actually provoked the incident.  Here are the first three carefully-worded paragraphs:

U.S. border agents began spraying tear gas at migrants attempting to breach a southern border crossing on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.

The Central American migrants were seeking to come through a border crossing between Tijuana and California, according to an AP reporter at the scene.

The incident happened shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry, one of the busiest entry points between the U.S. and Mexico.

Note the first four words:  “U.S. border agents began”. Right off the bat, the reader is conditioned to believe that U.S. law enforcement initiated this invasion, which the writer takes great pains to portray as some sort of unplanned, spontaneous “incident”, going so far as to say, in the third paragraph that “The incident happened (yes, dear reader, it just ‘happened’) shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings”.

So, The Hill is telling its readers that this was just a spontaneous, unplanned event that “happened” after the U.S. Border Patrol agents shut down the border crossing and started shooting tear gas into an innocent group of “migrants” who we are to presume were just innocently milling around somewhere on the Mexico side of the crossing.  In fact, this was a carefully pre-planned invasion, as even the little old Campaign Update reported to you early yesterday morning, fully 8 hours before the invasion began. It is utterly outrageous that American media outlets reported on this invasion in a way that places the blame on U.S. officials, but then, the Campaign Update again predicted that would be the case early yesterday morning.

Enemies of the people, defined.  That is your fake news media.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

But hey, it was all ok when Obama did it. – When a group of 100 “migrants” confronted U.S. Border Patrol officials at the same border crossing five years ago, when America’s Worst Mistake was occupying the White House, the Border Patrol responded by – guess what? – using pepper spray to repel them.  Go figure.  As you might imagine, the fake news media paid the incident scant attention, and what little reporting was done related to it was portrayed in a completely different manner.

Here is the headline from the story run by the San Diego Union newspaper on November 25, 2013:

Border Patrol: crowd confronts agents

What?  No use of the word “fire” in the header?  No mention of pepper spray?  No attempt to portray the Border Patrol agents as the aggressors?  What is going on here?

Surely, the first few paragraphs of this story would paint U.S. officials as the aggressors, right?  Well, let’s see:

A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said.

The incident has raised concerns among advocates on both sides of the immigration debate, as well as Border Patrol representatives.

Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego said they didn’t know beforehand about the plan to rush the border, and they worry that desperation is driving homeless deportees to make a bold bid to rejoin their families in the United States.

“A group of about 100 people…threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents” the story begins, clearly and correctly portraying the invaders as the aggressors. The next phrase, “who responded by using pepper spray and other means” clearly and correctly portrays the U.S. Border Patrol as the party being attacked, and responding with appropriate means to protect themselves.

Why the difference in reporting? Isn’t the answer obvious? When the media is fake, and it shares pre-planned talking points with one political party, the nature of the reporting related to eerily-similar invasions will depend entirely upon which party controls the White House.

Again, all of which just proves exactly how clear-eyed President Trump really is when he tags the fake news media as the Enemies of the People.

 

That is all.

 

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New Climate Report Repackages Al Gore-ism With a Government Label

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Climate Scam issues another convenient report filled with inconvenient untruths. –  The new big trick of the Climate Scammers is to take the rising dollar costs of major disasters in the U.S. and elsewhere and pretend that means the disasters are getting worse and more frequent through time.  Hurricane Harvey cost 10 or 20 times – whatever the number is – more than 1961’s Hurricane Carla cost, so that means it was a much worse storm.

Nevermind that, due to the time value of money, a 1961 dollar had ten times the purchasing power than a 2017 dollar.  Nevermind that the population and infrastructure buildout along the Texas Gulf Coast has multiplied several times in the intervening 56 years, Harvey cost ten times more so it was a much worse storm.  Oh, and we’re getting many more such costly storms these days, so it must be due to global warming caused by your SUVs.

It’s a neat trick, and a new report sponsored by multiple federal agencies – though mysteriously authored by well-known non-government Climate alarmists like Texas Tech’s Katherine Hayhoe – issued on Friday uses it to great effect. It’s Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” redux, a veritable climate alarmism tour de force, only without Al Gore.

It makes all the same predictions Gore’s 2006 screed predicted, only without the frightening film: Sea levels rising, bigger and more frequent hurricanes, melting polar ice caps, bigger and more frequent forest fires, lower crop yields, reduced economic output, and on and on and on.

The problem is, literally nothing Gore predicted has come true. In the 12 years since Gore’s film was released, here is what has actually taken place:

  • Global temperatures have fallen slightly;
  • The frequency of hurricanes and cyclonic events in the Western Hemisphere has fallen;
  • The frequency and magnitude of U.S. forest fires has declined dramatically;
  • The arctic polar ice cap has remained essentially unchanged while Antarctic ice has risen substantially;
  • Crop yields in the U.S. and globally have risen dramatically;
  • Sea levels have continued to rise at the same pace at which they have risen since the end of the last ice age, and there is not a damn thing Al Gore or the rest of the human race can do to stop it;
  • U.S. economic output is dramatically higher today, in real dollars, than it was in 2006.

Gore’s projections in 2006 were based on the predictions of climate models and the climate alarmists who invent and use them.  The report issued yesterday, in the midst of the coldest Thanksgiving weekend in modern times, is similarly based on the predictions of climate models and climate alarmists who invent and use them.

It’s the exact same scam in a different package with a different face. Ms. Hayhoe is the same climate alarmist who half a decade ago was assuring us that Texas was in the midst of a “permanent drought”.  Texas has experienced half a dozen 500-year flood events since that time.

The Climate Scam was invented and still exists as a tool for the promotion of global socialism. If you believe the projections of climate models rather than actual climate observations, then you believed Al Gore (and still believe him despite the fact that he was wrong about literally everything) and you will believe this latest report.

The rest of us will keep living our lives and await the issuance of the next alarmist tour de force, once the one released yesterday, like Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”, has outlived its usefulness to the global socialist crowd.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Oh, sure, what could possibly go wrong? – The newsfakers at CNN report that climate “scientists” at Harvard and Yale are proposing “an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.” I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

It just gets better…

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.
The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style guns.

Mind you, these very same people remain utterly incapable of telling you what your weather is going to be 12 hours from now, but now you are supposed to just meekly sit back and smile and eat your Honey Nut Cheerios while they go about engineering the entire planet to prevent disaster projected by climate models that have unfailingly proven to be wrong.

No, thanks.

That is all.

 

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