The Empire Falls Back

Read the excellent review of “Captain America: Civil War”

**SPOILER ALERT**

at http://www.cnet.com/news/captain-america-civil-war-ending-has-problems-warning-spoilers/

Also see my previous blogs on the last Captain America Movie: https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/obama-winter-soldier/

https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/hydra-nation/

Also: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/11/22/america-has-been-warned-virgil/

Lots of homework. 🙂

The most effective lines in the movie are related to the simple, non-powered, ordinary guy who brought this about.

He knew he couldn’t take them on directly. So he took them down from the inside.

America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage–Felix Dennis
And there is nothing more corrupt, bureaucratic and convinced of its own righteousness than The Left.
But you can’t take on America directly. So you take it on slowly over several generations and you change the perspective.
You make them self-righteous. Amoral. and “entitled”. You flood it with a nation full of brainwashed Bucky’s who don’t have a Capt. America around to save them.
It’s not only a Hydra-Nation, it’s Civil War.
The Left Vs. Right
Black Vs White
Gay Vs Straight
Atheist Vs Religious
Illegal vs Legal
Rich Vs Poor
Climate “Scientists” vs “Deniers”
Even Republican Vs Conservative
Everyone must pick a side on absolutely everything and above all everyone must be 100% about everything 100% of the time.
No compromise.
Ever.
The Tolerance of Intolerance
The Intolerance of Tolerance.
The Holy mission of The Second American Civil War.
But this time, more freedom is not the result.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. Marcus Aurelius
The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us. Josiah Warren (d. 1874)
What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they? Orson F. Whitney
Being a unique superpower undermines the military intelligence of strategy. To think strategically, one has to imagine oneself in the enemy’s place. If one cannot do this, it is impossible to foresee, to take by surprise, to outflank. Misinterpreting an enemy can lead to defeat. This is how empires fall. John Berger
Is that “transparent” enough about “hope & Change” and the “fundamental transformation of America”. 🙂
just one more

The Human Shield

Orwell, 1984, read it. The Democrat playbook.

The Ministry of Truth (The News Media) is the propaganda ministry. As with the other Ministries in the novel, the Ministry of Truth is a misnomer and in reality serves the opposite of its purported namesake: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events. In another sense, and in keeping with the concept of doublethink, the ministry is aptly named, in that it creates/manufactures “truth” in the Newspeak sense of the word. The book describes a willful fooling of posterity using doctored historical archives to show a government-approved version of events.

As well as administering truth, the ministry spreads a new language amongst the populace called Newspeak, in which, for example, “truth” is understood to mean statements like 2 + 2 = 5 when the situation warrants.

Or as the Daily Kos ( a massive Liberal website) put it less than a month ago:

For the last six months Donald Trump has led the GOP primary. All it took for him to do so was a racist rant against Mexicans. Since then he has added racist rants towards Muslims and hostility towards black people to his policy free campaign. All the while every last chickenshit ratfucking Republican has been too afraid of calling out Trump’s racism because they all want to win over his racist primary voters. It turns out libertarianism, fiscal conservativism and balanced budgets aren’t what motivates the GOP base. Racism does. Yelling at Muslims does. Trump proves this every time he opens his pie hole. Libertarianism is dead in the water in the GOP primary, just look at Rand Paul. Fiscal conservativism doesn’t get a huge crowd at rallies either. But you want to scream at brown people? There is a huuuuuge space for screaming at brown people in today’s GOP. Huuuuge.

This fucking bullshit has to stop.

The entire Republican party must be crushed at the voting booth until they drive the racists out of their party.

ALL GOP supporters are knuckle dragging neanderthal racists. Nothing more. That’s it.

And the Leftist will eat that up and The Ministry of Truth will feed it to them 24/7/365.

Who cares if it’s not the truth. They don’t care. Fear, intimidation, and self-righteousness is all they need. That and a compliant Media that won’t exposed THEM.

After all, if you elect a Republican of any kind they will take away all your freebies, your healthcare, the candy from your baby and throw grandma out on the street to eat the leftover dog shit on the sidewalk! 🙂

 

The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history to change the facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite the prediction so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the “how” of the Ministry of Truth’s existence. Within the novel, Orwell elaborates that the deeper reason for its existence is to maintain the illusion that the Party is absolute. It cannot ever seem to change its mind (if, for instance, they perform one of their constant changes regarding enemies during war) or make a mistake (firing an official or making a grossly misjudged supply prediction), for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the Party must seem eternally right and strong.

Minitrue plays a role as the news media by changing history, and changing the words in articles about events current and past, so that Big Brother and his government are always seen in a good light and can never do any wrong. The content is more propaganda than actual news.

Derek Hunter: It must be nice to be a Democrat. Aside from the being an idiot part. And the hating America part, the loathing the military part, the despising success part, the envy, the hatred and the anger parts too.

The fact that so many of them are mutant, economic illiterates and save a fortune on their water bills by avoiding showering aside, I’m not talking about your drum-circling, living off of mommy and daddy’s money, social justice warrior Democrat.  I’m talking about the filthy rich, suckle government power, tell everyone how to live while living exactly the opposite way type Democrat – the ones giving the orders from the Ritz; not the grunts.

The grunts have it pretty easy too, don’t get me wrong. Remember Occupy Wall Street? They were going to change the world, according to the media, and bring about a “fair” Utopia that would reinvent our economic system. All they did was defecate on police cars, contribute to the resurgence of lice and bring the heretofore-unneeded concept of “rape-free tents” into the public consciousness. They were the “North African and Middle Eastern migrants” of their time – anything awful they did was ignored by the mainstream media to avoid upsetting the narrative. The narrative is everything.

The narrative of Occupy Wall Street faded because it didn’t catch on. In spite of the media’s help, the American people simply couldn’t be manipulated into believing they had less because someone else had more. The trust fund troubadours of Zuccotti Park, even with all their bongo playing and poetry slams, could not turn the have-somes against the have-mores. The world simply moved on.

 

The world would have moved on much sooner, or never have noticed in the first place, were it not for a media as interested in the agenda of the privileged poster-board-and-Sharpie set’s “economic justice” agenda as they are in adding another zero to their salary in their next contract negotiation.

In 2011, I broke the story of how “occupiers” discouraged the reporting of sexual assaults in their camps because reporting them would not reflect well on the movement. It was a story that got some attention, but it quickly faded. Not because it wasn’t newsworthy, but because it was.

The truth about the behavior of people in the “Occupy” camps across the country was appalling, but the “message” of economic inequality they were supposedly representing was precisely what progressive leftists wanted. What’s a few broken souls compared to the greater good?

In ways unthinkable to normal people, leftists use and dispose of people like smartphones – and there’s always another where that one came from.

That’s the mentality that has allowed Bill and Hillary Clinton to succeed as they have. The trail of broken souls, bloodied lives and discarded women are a small price to pay for the greater glory. Only, in the case of the Clintons, as is always the case with the Clintons, the only real glory is theirs.

The media spent this week protecting Bill and Hillary from the actions of Bill and Hillary. And they were happy to do it.

The re-emergence of Bill’s women, both willing and unwilling, is being ignored by the media and being spun when they can’t ignore it.

With Juanita Broaddrick’s courageous return to the national scene, reporters are presented a choice: treating her how they’ve demanded all who claim to be victims of sexual assault should be treated, or ignoring her to protect the narrative of the Clintons being champions for women. Naturally they chose the latter. Progressives are progressives first and always.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe Bill is a misogynist, but not in the traditional sense. He trusts some women. He supports women. He’d do anything to help some women. But the rest he sees as non-entities existing for his pleasure and amusement.

 

Being a governor, attorney general and president afforded Bill the opportunity to appoint women to positions of importance and authority, and he did just that. The other women, those he didn’t view as equals worthy of admiration, he used as he saw fit.

Believe it or not, in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, this flew in politics. As long as the women could be kept silent and you “didn’t embarrass your wife,” by “screwing around, playing grab-ass” with someone who was uninterested, it was just part of another day that ends in “y” for politicians. But it’s not that way anymore.

The media just finished obsessing over a woman who carried a mattress around campus to draw attention to her unsubstantiated claim of rape, then ignored her making a re-enactment porn video. Rolling Stone published an outrageous and ultimately false charge of a gang rape because it was such a good story that whether it was true had to be ignored.

Yet a woman has believably claimed for almost two decades she was raped by Bill Clinton, and the very same media asks the accused and his presidential candidate wife if they think the subject is fair game. They weren’t made to answer the specifics – Bill’s lawyer dismissed the allegation with a couple of sentences in the ‘90s and, aside from the reiteration of that dismissal, has never spoken of it again. Because he’s never been asked.

By asking if Bill’s past if fair game, the media can pretend they aren’t ignoring the story. But that’s exactly what they’re doing.

They focus on Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers, lumping them in with Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Broaddrick like they are all the same. They are not.

Lewinsky and Flowers were willing and active participants in affairs with Bill; the others were unwilling victims of a man who’d been getting away with it for so long he had no reason to believe he couldn’t with them. And he did.

After swearing he was innocent and would never settle, Bill paid Jones $850,000. Willey got nothing because she didn’t sue. Broddrick is still haunted by what happened to her. And Bill and Hillary are marching right over all of them, and untold others, right back toward the White House.

This wouldn’t be possible with an honest media.

Herman Cain was driven from the 2012 race by accusations that look like a schoolyard prank compared to what the Clintons are accused of and have done. What happened to those sexual harassment charges? After Cain left the race, they appear to have left the planet.

The media was extremely interested in old allegations just four years ago; now they seek permission even to ask if they can talk about them. The only things that have changed is the seriousness of the allegation – they’ve gotten much more so – and the target of them.

Rather than ask the tough question and demand real answers, TV news presenters (because it’s rude to actual journalists to use the same term to describe them) now talk amongst themselves about whether claims against Bill should be relevant when it’s Hillary who’s running.

Considering the fact she lists being First Lady as one of her top qualifications for the job, in addition to him campaigning for her while she awards herself the mantle of “Champion for Women’s Rights,” she also led the campaign to protect Bill from “bimbo eruptions” in 1992. Hardly the act of a put-upon women who was wronged by her husband, especially when we now know she knew most of the women she smeared to protect the Clinton machine were telling the truth.  

Meanwhile, the New York Times regales us with nearly tales of Marco Rubio’s wife’s driving record, and we’ve just spent a week discussing whether a child born to an American woman is a “natural born citizen.”

So are spouses fair game? You’re damn right they are.

There are more than 40 million voters this year who weren’t registered, or even alive, the last time a Clinton’s name appeared on a national ballot. They know about Monica, and they may have heard some of the other names. But they do not know the stories. They need to be educated. Sadly the media is too busy forming a human shield around the Clintons to bother asking the relevant and important questions.

But we’re all racists, bigots, and misogynists according to The Ministry of Truth and The Left.

We are Satan.

And so it goes

And that’s the way it is … 🙂

 

 

 

San Bernadino

liberal gun violence

Nuff said.

It’s all our Political Opponents fault!

They are Evil!

It’s the Guns Fault. If people just didn’t have guns this wouldn’t happen!

That about sums up the Democrats and Liberals response to 2 Arabs shooting up a Social Center.

Authorities identified one of the suspects as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, an environmental health specialist at the San Bernardino County Health Department.  Late Wednesday night, police identified the second suspect as Tashfeen Malik, 27.

Both we killed in a Police shoot out.

I suppose that was the Police’s fault. They were being Islamophobic. 🙂

It must be “workplace violence”. (which it could be…)

The Los Angeles Times reported that Farook attended a San Bernardino County Department of Health holiday event at the Inland Regional Center, and that he got into a fight with someone before returning with two accomplices to shoot up the place.

He Was An American Citizen. The media were quick to point this out, though they did not state whether he was born in the United States or naturalized here. He graduated in 2003 from La Sierra High School and studied finance at California State University Fullerton until 2013.

He Was A Religious Muslim. According to his father, he was “very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim.” A neighbor said, “He was quiet but always polite. Maybe two years ago he became more religious. He grew a beard and started to wear religious clothing. The long shirt that’s like a dress and the cap on his head.”

Farook Worked For The Government. He was a business taxes representative for the California State Board of Equalization. His father told The New York Daily News that his son “inspected restaurants and hotels for health violations, and was married with a child,” according to The Washington Times.

Early on they even tried to float that there was a Planned Parenthood 2 blocks away so this was another attack on THEM.

Christine Nangle, a writer for Inside Amy Schumer, blamed pro-lifers:

As news of the deadly shooting unfolded in California, MSNBC riled many by reporting the status of the local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Hyper-partisanship is disgusting.

Less than an hour into the breaking news of the shooting, Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos and co-founder of Vox, blamed the GOP for “shooting up America.”

M.S. Bellows, Jr., a contributor to The Guardian, Alternet and Huffington Post advocated violence against NRA members, comparing them to Nazis:

He went on to blame the NRA for “stoking the conditions for mass shootings”:

NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE.

After all, it’s the Guns fault. Anyone opposed to Absolute 100% Gun Control is a crazy loon waiting to go off and it’s my political/idedological opponents fault!

What about Illegal Aliens, terrorists, and “refugees” let in by Liberals??

RACIST!  ISLAMOPHOBIA!!

🙂

UPDATE 9:20 PM PT: A neighbor of Farook’s now apparently says that she didn’t report his suspicious activity so as not to be accused of racial profiling.

‘Nuff Said…

Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress was so enamored of prayer shaming that he devoted his day to calling out politicians who offered thoughts and prayers rather than “actual gun reform,” whatever that entails.

My thoughts and prayers are with lawmakers actually passing gun reform in my lifetime.

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 2, 2015

Sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the people of #SanBernardino

— Jackie Walorski (@RepWalorski) December 2, 2015

Your “thoughts & prayers” won’t cut it, Congresswoman. Vote for sensible gun reforms to stop this madness https://t.co/IVgdOTxckN

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 2, 2015

Praying for those impacted by today’s shootings in #SanBernadino.

— Patrick McHenry (@PatrickMcHenry) December 2, 2015

We’ve seen 352 mass shootings so far this year, but you just keep on praying and doing nothing else. https://t.co/EEUOAFKTYu

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 2, 2015

I agree with my friend and AZ colleague @RepKirkpatrick that now is a time for healing. #SanBernardino

— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) December 2, 2015

Please let me know exact date for when you think it’s time to talk about gun reforms. https://t.co/oHWnnk0XyG

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 2, 2015

Very disturbed by the reports out of #SanBernadino. Praying for the victims, their families, and local law enforcement.

— Rep. Bradley Byrne (@RepByrne) December 2, 2015

Yet your campaign website calls for “consequences” for mass killers, “not unconstitutional gun control” https://t.co/MQDffa7rhN

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the #SanBernadino attacks and their loved ones.

— U.S. Rep. Billy Long (@USRepLong) December 2, 2015

Got $3,000 from NRA in 2014 election, so all he can do is send “thoughts and prayers” — nothing actually useful https://t.co/wt5hZznTKQ

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015

Praying for the victims and all those affected by today’s senseless violence in San Bernardino.

— John Shimkus (@RepShimkus) December 2, 2015

Got $2,000 from NRA during the 2014 election cycle to address “senseless violence” using prayer https://t.co/Kxh384mATD

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015

The tragedy in California today is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with the #SanBernardino community during this difficult time.

— Senator Deb Fischer (@SenatorFischer) December 2, 2015

Got $1,651 from NRA during the 2012 election cycle. Unlikely to address gun problem beyond “heartbreaking” tweet https://t.co/uhfsiBmegm

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015

That’s only a fraction of Volsky’s effort today, but you get the idea. It’s too bad that much work was based on the mistaken assumption that prayer precludes action. It also ignores President Obama’s message to today’s victims and his failure to convince the American public to buy into his ever-nebulous “actual gun reform.”

“Our hearts go out to the victims and the families,” says @POTUS on San Bernardino shooting https://t.co/ghl6M4iKT4 pic.twitter.com/YRzrMmkcCr

— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 2, 2015

.@POTUS calls for gun reforms in wake of #SanBernardino shooting https://t.co/ohKXHsXvf1 pic.twitter.com/5iZiciWolI

— CNN (@CNN) December 2, 2015

Sean Davis was good enough to point out how Democrats used to offer their own thoughts and prayers, until the shame became too much, apparently. Hillary Clinton will fight for gun control but do nothing to deter terrorism, if this “prayer shaming” theory means anything.

I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015

Now, or 2017?

The reports from Paris are harrowing. Praying for the city and families of the victims. -H

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 13, 2015

NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE, even if you helped create it.

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

https://i0.wp.com/cdn.newsbusters.org/cartoons/cuttingnecks.jpg

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy
Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

 

 

The 3 Party System

The House and Senate passed another CR (Cowardly Resolution) Continuing Resolution so that they kick this same can again after Thanksgiving.

But the American people, and especially Conservatives, will be the turkeys.

On Tuesday, members of the House Oversight Committee grilled Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards over undercover videos linking high-ranking employees with illegal sale of fetal body parts. Under heavy questioning, Richards admitted to supporting sex-selective abortion, acknowledged that the vast majority of Planned Parenthood’s nongovernment revenue springs from abortion, and awkwardly attempted to explain away the organization’s alleged willingness to utilize special abortion techniques to preserve “samples” from the killed unborn.

That night, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced that he would fully fund Planned Parenthood.

Naturally, conservatives feel that they have been betrayed. Again. Since the 2014 elections, Republicans have done nothing to slow or stop Obama’s historically egregious Iran deal, which almost guarantees Iranian regional dominance followed by their eventual development of nuclear weapons; Obama’s executive amnesty program, which promises to continue to shape the country in heretofore unforeseen ways; and Obama’s support for the nation’s leading abortion mill.

On Wednesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he looked forward to Boehner’s last month in the House, and hoped that Boehner would “work with his Republican colleagues and with his Democratic colleagues to effect some progress on important things that we need to be doing.” Hoyer added that Boehner “wants to get some things done that are important for the country to get done so that he doesn’t leave that for the next leadership. … I hope he can.”

When Democrats praise a Republican, boy are we screwed.

When conservatives hope the Republican leadership does nothing, and Democrats hope the Republican Speaker goes big, that’s an excellent indicator that the Republican Party no longer represents its base. No wonder conservatives rally behind anti-establishment figures ranging from Donald Trump to Carly Fiorina; Texas Senator Ted Cruz draws heavy grassroots support for slicing Planned Parenthood funding out of the latest continuing resolution, even if it means Obama vetoing the CR, thus shutting down the government. Conservatives didn’t elect Republicans to build a power base. They elected them to enact conservative policy preferences, no matter the cost.

But Republican Party insiders seem puzzled at the rage of the conservative base over their collective decision not to oppose the most controversial elements of President Obama’s agenda. Instead, Republicans insist to their voters that they’re doing their best, that without 66 votes in the Senate, they can’t override the executive branch, and that they will need just a few more dollars, pretty, pretty please.

This conflict lays bare the conflicting agendas of conservatives and Republican leaders. Republican leaders believe the goal of the Republican Party is to gain and maintain power; conservatives believe the goal of the Republican Party is to represent conservative interests, no matter what comes. The Republican Party has become an excellent vehicle for the former goal, and a smoking garbage heap when it comes to the latter.

Republicans may keep winning, because the only alternative for conservatives is to vote Democrat. For now. But the divergence between the base and the leadership will eventually lead to the GOP’s collapse, unless Republican leaders begin to re-orient themselves to a conservative true north.

Because currently we have 3 Parties in Washington. All of them Minorities, but 2 of them getting in bed often and that passes for government.

The 3 Are: Conservative Republicans, RINOs, and Democrats.

Guess which 2 are in bed with each other most.

And who is getting screwed. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson
Political Cartoons by Steve Breen
Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

Don’t Me Angry, You Would not Like Me When I’m Angry

Something is going to end up a smoldering ruin. Maybe it will be the whole country. Maybe it’ll just be the elite-run GOP. Hopefully it will be whatever painfully white, elderly, socialist creep the Democrats nominate. But regardless, I’m one of those many people who is so angry he just wants to see something burn.

Boehner down, plenty to go. Now is this reasonable? Is this a smart, savvy strategy? I’m not sure we even care anymore.

See, we’ve been shafted too long– these hacks can’t even keep the government from spending money on baby dismemberment – and someone or something has got to pay. I’d prefer it be the Democrats, but I’m happy to wreck unholy vengeance on the GOP elite that has lied to us, cheated us, and run away faster than Brave Sir Robin.

Which raises the question – what is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Well, I don’t care if it’s African or European; I just want to roast it on a spit.

Fetchaz La Vache!

So where do we go now? Walker and Perry are out, two great guys with impeccable records. And, while I am sorry to see them go, I am not sorry to see them go now, because it seems clear they weren’t going to get the job done. And I want the job done, then I want the doer to take the cannoli.

We conservatives must choose between five categories of GOP candidates (with apologies to Hugh Hewitt, who started discussing his four categories about the time I first started drafting this column). We can throw caution and conservatism to the wind and sign on with the super outsiders, Trump or Carson. We can go with one of the true conservatives, like Cruz or Jindal. We can go down to glorious defeat with a certifiable loser, like Santorum or Huckabee or Paul. We can go with Team Squish and sullenly fall in line, as our elite donor class betters command, for Jeb! or that nattering churchlady John Kasich. Or we can go with the straddlers, Rubio, Christie and Fiorina, who might be able to bring both the moderates and conservatives on board.

Might.

The outsiders shouldn’t be president. Sorry. Dr. Carson is a nice man who has no instinct for ripping out his opponents’ jugular. I want to hear some liberal womyn lamenting the crushing of our enemies, Doc, but you’d probably go and comfort them.

And then there’s Donald Trump, whose embarrassing debate performance started the trend of people saying, “You know, it was fun for a while but this guy has become tiresome.”

Trump has the aggression – that’s the only thing I like about him – but it’s also the only thing he has. The polls are showing that his novelty is wearing off; people can only deal with so much whining. He’ll always have a hardcore set of minions, but for the first time in weeks I don’t think we have to seriously contemplate the notion of Ivanka the veep.

Then there are the true conservatives. I like Bobby Jindal, but unlike most Americans, I know who he is.

I like Ted Cruz too. He’s a lawyer and usually talks like one. But I’m a lawyer and not a normal human being. I’ve seen him up close in the past and he seems to lack charisma. He’s not Gort in a pantsuit like Hillary, but he’s off-putting to people who don’t use words like “tort” in everyday conversation. Normal people may be repelled and frightened, though in his recent Colbert appearance he seemed uncomfortable but human. Still, as great as he is on policy (in fact, I don’t think anyone is better), I just don’t see him putting together 270 electoral votes in a country full of so many blithering idiots. Moreover, I expect the money he needs to beat Hillary will dry up because the treacherous GOP elite will collectively loosen its bowels if he’s nominated.

True enough. They are more important than the people or principle.

The winner will have to beat The GOP Elite, The Democrats, & The Liberal Media. A mighty dragon slayer, he or she will need to be.

Sorry. I don’t see how Cruz wins, and crushing the Democrats is important. Now, if we gotta go down fighting, Cruz is a good hill to die on, but I’d prefer we not die in 2016. More precisely, I’d prefer my country not die, which I think a Hillary victory could very well lead to.

There’s no reason to spend time with the losers. Santorum and Huckabee are punchlines, and railing about sodomy is not a platform. Get a clue, Rick – no one likes you. Huckabee should stop acting like anyone cares about what Kim Davis thinks; all she does is prove that even annoying people can suffer injustice. Go back to covering “Free Bird” and hawking diabetes cures.

As for Rand Paul, well, whatever. Blame the Illuminati.

We come to the elite’s choices, Jeb! and Kasich. Ugh. Since I prefer my Republicans to actually be Republicans, that kind of eliminates the GOPers who support amnesty, Common Core, Obamacare, and gun control. Sure, they’ll deny all of that, but they lie. Sadly, Mitch McConnell and the French Army up on Capitol Hill ruined the squishes’ “Talk right, rule left” scam. If the elite wants to bet we won’t dare destroy the party and that we’ll fall into line with their puppets, I’ll see you and raise you the Whigs.

He said Whigs….Hehehehehehehe

I’ll vote for Trump before I vote for either of these tools. No kidding; I don’t think I can ever swallow voting for these jerks.

Bush VS Clinton Round III: The End of America for sure no matter what.

Oh, and what was the pre-debate thought process that led Kasich to steal Tom Skerrit’s hairstyle from Top Gun?

That just leaves the three potential straddlers of the conservative/moderate divide. I’m being kind by letting Christie in here. He’s much more establishment, and his new-found love of conservatism can’t erase the image of his Hurricane Sandy tonsil hockey tournament with Obama. So nope.

Ewwww, Christie, A New Jersey squish…horrors…

Marco Rubio. I could write a whole column on him and might do it down the road. There’s so much to like there, and so much that makes me want to slap him.

Amen to that!

I keep wanting to like him, but then I keep remembering that he lied to us about amnesty.

Yep, that would be the one. Real Elephants remember. 🙂

I want to hear it from him: “The default for illegal immigrants is going home. You never, ever, ever, get to be citizens because you disrespected us by breaking our laws.” Anything less, and he’s weaseling, and he weaseled once on us already; he should be on his knees shouting “I’m not worthy” in gratitude that we’d even consider allowing him to beg our forgiveness after that shameful Gang of 8 episode.

Oh, and he needs to stop being so damn prissy. I know the consultants are telling you Americans want to hear a “hopeful message,” but our definition of “hopeful message” is “I intend to destroy progressivism and crush its quasi-fascist adherents wherever they lurk.” That’s hope.

AMEN!

And learn from Donald Trump – did I say that? Stop sucking up to the media. Let’s practice:

Media Hack: “So, do you think Donald Trump should have corrected that random guy who thinks Obama is a Muslim?”

Rubio: “I think you liberal media hacks should stop asking me stupid questions. Why don’t you scurry off to the Hillary-o-tron and start asking it why it didn’t repudiate President Fail when he compared patriotic Americans to the mullahs for opposing his Iranian nuclear sell-out. Now get out of my face or I’ll slug you. Jerk.”

🙂 🙂 🙂

I’m sick of Rubio coming across like the kid who reminds the teacher she forgot to assign the homework. But on the plus side, he knows foreign policy and his wife is hot, so there’s that.

Which leaves Carly. She seems ticked off. I like that. She kicks tail. I like that too. She can put together a coherent sentence. Finally. I don’t despise her. That’s something new for a GOP candidate. And, best of all, I think the elite distrusts her and Hillary fears her – in fact, she could mop the floor with the Orange Pantsuit Lady.

Yeah, maybe Carly.

Maybe.

But if not her, and if there’s no one else, then I’m still ready to burn it all down.

Burn them down like Disco…

(Kurt Schlichter)

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

GOP Cowards

John Ransom: As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political left.

It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants. In 1986, President Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by Congress.

Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does. He has no interest in meeting or working with them. Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress.

Now, the $64 billion question is what should the GOP leadership in Congress do? They have several options, such as impeachment, lawsuits or defunding all of the activities associated with this executive action. The least attractive option is to do nothing, but that is what happened today when the congressional Republicans boarded planes and left town.

In the face of a “constitutional crisis” and a lawless President with his unprecedented executive action, the GOP acted like cowards. While House Speaker John Boehner said the House “will act” and that Barack Obama is “damaging the presidency,” he offered no specific response. This is pitiful since Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have known that Obama was going to make this announcement after the mid-term election.

Instead of fighting, Boehner, McConnell and other key Republicans fled the scene in a cowardly way. Of course, Republican leaders are afraid of their big business benefactors who love cheap labor and who applauded the President’s action. Also, they are afraid of being called nasty names by Democrat leaders, the President, Hispanic activists and the liberal media.

They only group the GOP leadership is not afraid of fighting are the grassroots conservatives in their own party. They fight these good patriotic Americans tooth and nail, but play lap dog to the President and his liberal supporters.

Conservatives who are looking for a champion will not be able to find one in McConnell or Boehner or the establishment candidates running for President, such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Florida Governor Geb Bush, or heaven forbid, Mitt Romney.

Necessary courage may be found among the more conservative presidential candidates like U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) or Dr. Ben Carson. However, if the Republican Party does not start positively responding to grassroots conservatives, these key activists may bolt the GOP.

Conservatives flooded the polls in the mid-term election to restore Republicans to leadership positions in the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House, but to what avail? If the GOP in Congress will not stand up to Obama, what good is having the leadership positions?

Since the mid-term election, the President has moved to the left by signing a climate change agreement limiting our carbon emissions, appointing a very liberal Attorney General, and offering a bold plan to increase government oversight of the Internet. All of these initiatives are threats to this country and they need to be met with a confident and clear response. Republican leaders should explore all political and legal remedies.

Within three months, the dangerous components of the President’s immigration plan will become operational. The clock is ticking on a response. Will Republican leaders finally show some courage?

I doubt it. The bullied and pussy-whipped “we just want to be liked” GOP will undoubtedly “compromise” with The Left meaning they lose again.

After, look how well “Jar Jar” Boehner’s been doing.

Just because they’ll control Congress in 2015 doesn’t mean they know what to do with it.

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

156589 600 Well Roosted cartoons

156584 600 Shuddup Obama cartoons


156581 600 Immigration Fix cartoons

Tough Love

I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t.

Thanks, Jar Jar! (Boehner)

It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window…

If things continue on their current course, the GOP will not retake the Senate. Anyone telling you differently is selling something.

Or is a 24/7 News Outlet with too many “analysts”.

There are many reasons for this: tough primary fights, the “establishment vs. Tea Party” meme, stubbornness, arrogance, ignorance, ego. You name it, a segment of the center-right coalition suffers from it.

Too many people and groups on the right are content to take their ball and go home because their candidate lost a primary and/or the nominee doesn’t pay enough attention to whatever pet issue they care about most. They may vote, but their email lists sit idle and their wallets remain closed.

GET OVER YOURSELVES!

Have the Republicans gotten addicted to losing?

As upset as you may be, this election is not about any of the candidates you dislike. This election is about the following things, and the following things only – Barack Obama, Harry Reid and the Supreme Court.

I don’t care where someone lives or who their Senate candidate is … if you don’t support the Republican candidate, for whatever reason, with everything you have, you are voting to retain Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader.

In spite of what you may have heard, the Senate is very much in play and too close to call. As unpopular as Barack Obama is, that isn’t enough to win. You have to be involved – through donations, volunteering, talking to everyone you know – or else Democrats will win.

I’m not making this up, I’m not trying to scare you; these are real numbers in real races that will make the difference. And they don’t look good.

The next two years can be spent either forcing an unpopular president to veto popular, pro-growth, pro-liberty legislation, acts that will harm his party for years; or spent with an unfettered activist president complaining about a do-nothing Congress while he initiates executive actions to implement a radical agenda and worse – packing the Supreme Court.

Live in Kansas and think Pat Roberts is a squish? Tough! Suck it up and support him.

Live in Kentucky and think Mitch McConnell is awful? Get over it and support him.

Live in Iowa and not a particular fan of Joni Ernst? Grow up and support her come hell or high water.

Live in Colorado and don’t think Cory Gardner is for you? Who cares? Support him or you are supporting Harry Reid.

Live in Arkansas and wish Tom Cotton wasn’t the nominee? So what? He’s the nominee, support him or lose more than that one race.

100% “my guy” or I’m taking my ball and going home. How petulant are you?

It doesn’t matter where you live—Louisiana, Michigan, Alaska, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, New Hampshire, anywhere—if you don’t suck it up, fight and work like your candidate won, you will be handing the Senate back to Harry Reid and the power to President Obama he has always sought – to fundamentally transform America.

It’s not the Senate that’s on the ballot this fall; it’s the Supreme Court.

In the last two years of his presidency, Barack Obama could appoint as many as three new justices to the Supreme Court. Would you like to see retiring justices replaced by young activist progressive nominees rubber-stamped by Harry Reid? Then work!

Yes, a Supreme Court nominee must overcome a filibuster according to Senate rules. But those are current rules and, as Harry Reid demonstrated for all other federal appointees, those rules can be changed at a moment’s notice and by a simple majority to fit whatever he and the president want at any time.

If you stay home, or if you simply vote and that’s it, you might as well be working for Harry Reid and Barack Obama. If the Supreme Court is lost, it will be lost for at least a generation. Then it won’t matter who you elect or who the next president is, the progressive agenda will be locked in as the law of the land for the foreseeable future.

You have a choice this fall: Sit on the bench or work to defeat whoever the Democrat is running for the Senate in your state. One choice is a vote for Harry Reid for Senate Majority Leader and more cover for President Obama’s abuses of power. The other will at a minimum apply pressure on the hemorrhaging wound from which our liberty is seeping.

The damage done to this country in recent years won’t be reversed by one election. No ship as big as the United States can be righted immediately. It will take time. But it can’t start being corrected until it stops getting worse. It can stop getting worse this fall if you vote and work to get others to do the same.

If you’re unhappy with your choices this fall, if your candidate didn’t win, you face a simple choice this November: Check your ego, pull your head out from where your hands are and get in the game. Or just quit. Which way are you going to go? (Derek Hunter)

Amen!

Political Cartoons by Dana Summers

153983 600 Nice Work If You Can Get It cartoons