Spoiled brat acts like spoiled brat…

Obama goes on “rant” about Donald Trump’s populism – CBS News

President Obama went off on his own rant Wednesday at a trilateral press conference in which he disputed the idea that Donald Trump is a populist and that the presumptive GOP nominee instead promotes “nativism” or “xenophobia.”

Ever notice that when anyone disagrees with this man (or Democrats in general), the charge is never incorrect logic or a difference of opinion, the charge is always some kind of despicable character flaw.  Xenophobia, bigoted, racist, etc.?

He said the reason why he ran for president in 2008, again in 2012, and why he will continue to work in some capacity in public service after he leaves office next year is because he cares about people and making sure every child has the same opportunities as he had.

This would be tragically sad if he was telling the truth.  There’s almost 100 million adults no longer in the workforce.  Not many opportunities for the kiddies when mom and dad are on the dole.

Without identifying him by name, Mr. Obama dismissed Trump as someone “who has never shown any regard for workers, who has never fought on behalf of any social justice issues” and who has worked against providing economic opportunities.

Because the measure of a man is the number of engagements he’s been through as a social justice warrior.  Jesus Christ, I don’t know how this fuck wad says these things without breaking into laughter.  However, Trump was speaking up for gay rights back during The Clinton Administration.  But he’s criticized by a President that up until a few years ago was firmly against gay marriage.  And as far as economic opportunities go, Mr. Barry, Donald Trump has created thousands more jobs than you have.  That’s what successful companies and businessmen do:  they create jobs and wealth.

Perhaps the most fascinating element of this little tantrum is that it’s one more example of Barack Obama having far more venom for his political enemies at home than an organization like ISIS who just murdered dozens more in Turkey only 24 hours ago.

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Again I say..

Donald Trump is not a Republican and I mean that in the best way possible.  Read this bit from his speech in Pennsylvania today:

Arguing that the country “has lost its way,” Trump told supporters, “we got here because we switched from a policy of Americanism, focusing on what’s good for America’s middle class, to a policy of globalism — focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries, all to the detriment of the American worker and the American economy itself.”

Does that sound like a “big business Republican”?  Does that sound like any politician of the last twenty years?  That sounds far closer to a 1960’s-era Democrat.  This message should appeal to every decent, sensible American.  But that’s going to require that a majority of Americans start trusting their own eyes instead of what they’re told.

 

Possibly the most important article you’ll read this week…

Why Trump frightens the GOP Illuminati – American Thinker

On June 23, 2016, CNN trumpeted that “a heavyweight foreign policy adviser to Republican presidents” had endorsed Hillary Clinton’s candidacy: 

“Brent Scowcroft, who served as National Security Adviser to Presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and who worked in the White House of Presidents Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, said Clinton ‘brings truly unique experience and perspective to the White House.’”

Then, on June 24, 2016, CNN gleefully announced that Hank Paulson “endorsed Hillary Clinton, adding his name to prominent GOP heavyweights who are backing the presumptive Democratic nominee.” 

Yet another “prominent” GOP “heavyweight” for Clinton!

Paulson was Treasury Secretary during George W. Bush’s presidency.  Hank brought us the 2008 Big Bank Bailout – along with union pension fund bailouts – plus, funding for all those “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects that were never-ready for shovels.  A huge scam.

And there’s Robert Kagan, a reputed neoconservative who writes for the Washington Post. On July 21, 2016, Kagan is scheduled to headline a D.C. fundraiser for Clinton. TPM quotes him saying,

“For this former Republican, and perhaps for others, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton. The party cannot be saved, but the country still can be.” 

Kagan is concerned that America will become 1933 Germany.  His May 18, 2016, Post article led with this incendiary title: “This is how fascism comes to America.” In it, he deploys 1,300 words to describe Trump as America’s rendition of Adolf Hitler.  

The list of prominent GOPe anti-Trumpters is likely to grow as the Republican Convention approaches.  So why are some GOPe Illuminati so afraid of Trump?  Here’s why:

Trump threatens the complacent comfort they’ve long enjoyed as members of the junior political party – junior even though they now control both Houses of Congress.  

Unlike the Democrats, who hunger for full power and control over the federal government, the GOPe aims to “go-along-to-get-along.”  They don’t want to lead. It’s too hard. They’d rather follow. It’s less risky.

Besides, the party is ill-equipped to lead.  It has no guiding, discernible political philosophy. It collectively swims in the neither hot, nor cold, waters of moderation.  

When conservative GOP Senators are elected, the moderates ostracize them as extremists, a la Cruz.  

When liberal GOP Senators are elected, the moderates see them as bridges across the proverbial aisle that allegedly separates the two parties.  In fact, no bridge is needed.  Just a stepping stone, or two, will suffice.

Because Trump threatens to destabilize the GOP’s status quo position as the junior political party, he presents an existential threat to the livelihoods of party apparatchiks. The GOPe is fully content to play the Washington Generals to the Democrat Globe Trotters. 

Meanwhile, everybody gets paid.

So, for just a moment, let’s try to set our tribalism aside and think clearly and pragmatically.  Donald Trump is not a Republican.  He’s running under the Republican banner because he can use their fundraising structure to have a chance at competing in a Presidential election.  Politics is an enormous industry, you can’t win as an independent for lots of reasons, least of all money.

Trump is not a racist.  This is a man who has employed thousands of people of all colors, origins and sexual preferences.  A calm, sensible look at the facts will reveal this.  You can argue for or against open borders, but increasing or decreasing the current limit of approximately one million legal immigrants (pre-Obama) per year has nothing to do with not liking brown people.

Trump is a nationalist.  Globalism has been foisted upon this country by both parties under multiple administrations under the premise that it would be an economic panacea for Americans.  Obviously we all fell for it (including at one time, me) and just as obvious, it wasn’t as advertised.

We have a global economy on the brink of collapse.  We work harder and harder and our money buys us less and less.  Almost 100 million adults are out of the work force.  Why are we satisfied with the status quo?  Why are we so willing to accept that the days of a blue-collar father being paid well enough to buy a small house in the suburbs that allows for his wife to stay home with their kids (if she so chooses) are gone, never to return?

Americans are good people.  We’re also easily led by the nose.  But some are wising up and realizing that the days of Republicans vs. Democrats are long gone (if they ever existed to begin with) and the reality is closer to the Globalists vs. The People.  Some of us have finally caught on to the plot of this horror film.  We realize that none of the Presidential elections during our lifetimes have mattered or been real.  We also realize that for the first time, it’s possible that one of those same elections is the genuine article with a genuine candidate.

Look at the people on both sides of the isle criticizing Trump.  Look at the anti-American policies that all of these people have supported in the past.  Yes, all of them will trot out the same tired story, that they just love this country too much to allow a crazy guy like Donald Trump to win the Presidency.   These people have never told the truth.  Why would you believe them now?

Officials hint at possible wider U.S. military-based smuggling operation – Sharyl Attkisson / The Intercept

U.S. authorities are investigating an illegal immigrant smuggling operation allegedly run by active duty military soldiers out of the Ft. Bliss U.S. Army post in El Paso, Texas.

According to sources and documents, two U.S. soldiers, Marco Antonio Nava, Jr. and Joseph Cleveland, were arrested last Saturday by border patrol officers at Falfurrias, Texas Border Patrol Station Checkpoint attempting to smuggle two Mexican citizens into the U.S. The Mexicans were riding in the back seat of the car. Upon their arrest, the soldiers, who were not in uniform at the time, informed Border Patrol agents they are part of the 377 TC Company at Ft. Bliss.

Nava told investigators it was the second time that he and Cleveland had smuggled in illegal immigrants for pay and, during a debriefing, described a smuggling ring allegedly involving other Ft. Bliss soldiers. Nava identified a leader of the group as a Private First Class, as well as other participants. He said he wasn’t sure how long the ring had been operating. Attempts to seek comment and information from Ft. Bliss were not successful. Ft. Bliss is headquarters for El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), a federal tactical operational intelligence center.

Our very institutions have become lawless and have turned against us.

Congressional Democrats Clueless on Gun Bills – The Weekly Standard

Congressional Democrats emerged from the Capitol building Thursday afternoon from their 25-hour long “sit-in” in the House of Representatives sleepy but satisfied with what they’d accomplished. They may not have secured a vote on gun control legislation they were demanding in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, but they had grabbed headlines across the media that portrayed the their gun control ploy as a historic civil rights crusade. To the tune of “We Shall Overcome,” members of the Democratic caucus sang outside the Capitol: “We shall pass a bill, some day.”

But there was a glaring flaw in the gun-control-as-civil-rights narrative: The ACLU had condemned the Democrats’ top gun control initiative as antithetical to constitutional rights to due process. The Democratic proposal to allow the attorney general to ban the transfer of a firearm to any person suspected of terrorism relied on a standard that is “vague and overbroad, which raises significant concerns about arbitrary and discriminatory government action,” according to a letter from the ACLU.

The left-leaning civil liberties organization further said of the measure sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California: “With respect to remedial procedures and judicial review, the amendment does not ensure basic due process protections.” Although the Democratic amendment would not rely solely on an American citizen’ presence on a terrorism watch list as the basis for denying a gun to that person, the ACLU expressed concern it would likely create a “new ‘watchlist’ broader than any that currently exists—in fact, so broad that It would include even persons long ago cleared of any wrongdoing by law enforcement.”

When the ACLU is reprimanding Democrats, you know the Dems have really gone off the reservation.

On a more serious note, watch what the Democrats do moving forward with gun control at both the State and Federal level.  The new trick they’re using is to implement laws that tie gun ownership to a subjective standard.  If you’re on the no-fly list, you can’t buy a gun.  If you’re on the terrorist watch list, you can’t buy a gun.  If you’ve been diagnosed with mental illness, you can’t buy a gun.   Now, in an honest, decent world with honest, decent politicians, these laws would make sense.  But we have neither.  All three of these conditions are subjective.  The FBI/DHS can put you on either of those lists for any reason (and they have).  Millions of people have mild issues with their mental health.

What if you’re a conservative who confesses to a psychologist that you’re extremely concerned, even paranoid that the Federal Government appears to have been weaponized against people of his beliefs.  Suddenly that individual has PPD (Paranoid Personality Disorder), is reported to the State Health Board and days later, a sheriff arrives at his front door to take his guns away.  This is not hyperbole, it’s already happening to our veterans.