Thursday, May 28, 2015

What If A Republican Did What Hillary Clinton Did?---Mon Dieu!

Southern Accent: Fake
Hair Color: Fake
Finances: Fake
Laugh: Fake
Greed For Money and Power: Real...Razor's Tweet re: Hillary Clinton

In my previous post, I took Republicans to task for being spineless cowards. While I believe that's accurate, the fact is they face a progressive onslaught from most corners of the media, culture and the political class.

So that got me to thinking. What if a Republican (or a conservative) did what Hillary Clinton did? For example:

  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who actually uses accents geared toward their specific audience kinda like Hillary Clinton does almost all the time.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who rails against income inequality while charging $200-300k for one 90 minute speech kinda like Hillary Clinton does almost all the time.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate proclaiming he/she deleted 30,000 emails from a private server he/she used as Secretary of State kinda like Hillary Clinton did.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who denounces many corporations for not paying women the same salary as men when Hillary Clinton paid the women in her office 72 cents to each dollar paid to men.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate whose husband set up a "shell" corporation to channel his payments for fuzzy consulting work kinda like Hillary's husband Bill.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president insisting he/she has nothing to hide and then it's uncovered he/she forgot to report $26M in foreign donations to its foundation kinda like Hillary Clinton did.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president hiding from the press for almost a month and not taking any questions from the press kinda like Hillary Clinton did.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who ran a foundation that sold one of the largest uranium mining companies to Russia like Hillary Clinton did.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who ran a foundation but neglected to disclose many of its donors like Hillary Clinton did.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who could not name one major accomplishment during his/her tenure kinda like Hillary Clinton did when she was Secretary of State.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president making the false claim he/she had to dodge enemy fire in a war zone kinda like Hillary Clinton did.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate for president who was responsible for overseeing our foreign policy as it turned to sh!t under his/her tenure kinda like Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.
  • Imagine a Republican candidate who was responsible for security of American diplomats who were murdered by the enemy because of the lack of security and then lying about it kinda like Hillary Clinton did with Benghazi.
In fact, especially when finances are involved, we don't have to imagine. Mitt Romney was taken to task in the last presidential campaign for his finances.

So try to imagine, if you will, what a presidency would be like under Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Republicans: Still Remain An Illusion, A Mirage And More Disturbing: Spineless Cowards

Republicans Stalling Obama's Agenda By Speaking, Moving In Slow Motion...The Onion

In the past five years or more, I've asserted the Republican Party remains a spineless and feckless party of chumps. Conservatives like myself know this. But do Republicans? Also, those readers who read my work on a regular basis know I take on progressives---from both parties.

In November of 2010, Republicans took back the House. In November of 2014, they won both the House and Senate for the first time in eight years. By all accounts, it was a landslide. At the time, I even wrote a piece asking: "Do Republicans Know They Won A Landslide Election?" But if we conservatives look around at the current political environment, the answer to that question appears to be an unqualified NO!

Oh! On occasion, John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, will grasp a microphone and at least appear to be somewhat angry and upset at the latest Obama administration clusterf*ck. But Boehner always reminds me of that guy in the bar who needs to take a few stiff drinks to get up any courage. And when he does, he staggers off the stool, yells at someone for a moment and goes back to throw back more Jacks.

We know conservative principles win elections. A casual political observer doesn't even have to go as far back as the great Ronald Reagan to see that. Gov. Scott Walker comes immediately to mind holding back a progressive onslaught three times in a row. But today, Republicans are stuck with the spineless leadership of both  Boehner and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. He replaced that nutty little man, Harry Reid. 

Keep in mind, this is the same Republican Party that lost an election in 2012 to an incumbent who had a disastrous first term record as president. This is the same Republican Party who proclaimed they will end Obamacare. We still have Obamacare. This is the same Republican Party who allows its opposition to run roughshod over them when it comes to the issue of illegal immigration. This is the same Republican Party who promised to roll back many of the Obama administration's warped policies. It hasn't. In other words, it's a Republican Party that lacks any leaders with guts, determination and leadership. They're wimps and chumps. And, as a conservative, I have very little confidence they can---or even have the will---to try to save this Republic.

Once again, their behavior reminds me of a quote by David Burge last year when he wrote: "The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing me I had quarters in my ears or maybe that was grandpa."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Presstitutes In The Media Interrogate Republicans About Iraq---But Democrats? Not So Much

"@TheDemocrats. What the living fuck is wrong with you." David Burge and his Tweet about Democrats Memorial Day Tweet showing an image of Mr. Obama eating an ice cream cone.

Unless you missed it, Bob Woodward of Watergate fame reported last week that George W. Bush didn't lie about WMD's to justify the war in Iraq. In fact, Bush even demanded that his staff not "stretch" the truth about WMD's in Iraq. Of course, it was revealed that every intelligence agency on earth, including ours and the UN, believed Iraq had WMD's.

That report got me to thinking. If you've been following the campaign news in the last month, you've seen and heard the media pressing Republicans with this question: "Knowing what you know now, would you again vote and support George W. Bush in the invasion of Iraq?"

Unfortunately and by design, the presstitutes in the media have not been asking Democrats---including Hillary Clinton and John F. Kerry---the same question. So allow me to take a few moments to ask the following the very same question after you read what they said prior to our invasion of Iraq.

  • "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein...the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real."...J. F. Kerry, Jan. 23, 2003.
  • "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuilt his chemical and biological weapons stock...and his nuclear program...I cast {my vote for the war} with conviction." The then Sen. Hillary Clinton, Oct. 10, 2002.
  • "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." The late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sept. 27, 2002.
  • "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.
  • "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region..." Nancy Pelosi,  Dec. 16, 1998.
  • "We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction." Pres. Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.
You get the picture. And there are literally countless quotes like this from Democrats prior to our engaging Saddam Hussein in 2003.

So what can be the reason why the presstitutes are suddenly interested in asking only Republicans this question? There's only a few. One---to distract voters from the every growing scandals associated with Hillary Clinton. In other words, to protect her and to destroy any Republican who will run against her. In addition, the question is also meant to protect Mr. Obama from the very real fact that his actions in the last several years gave rise to ISIS.

And the other is to put only Republicans on the defensive even though Democrats also exerted pressure on G.W. Bush to invade Iraq. And while Republicans should have been ready for this question, it clearly shows the bias---once again---of the main stream media.  

There's nothing left to say other than it's what we should expect from the presstitutes in the press for the next 18 months.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Is It Time To Question The Mental Health Of The Progressive Political Class?

Same week Ramadi falls to Islamic State, Obama is preparing our military for the major threat of...climate change...Razor's Tweet

In the past, I've tried to restrain myself from questioning the mental health of the progressive political class. But I can't any longer.

Yesterday, Pres. Obama spoke to the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The focus of his speech to the cadets was climate change. If anything, his spotlighting of climate change at an academy graduation certainly appears odd if not bizarre. 

Even more preposterous, he actually tied droughts and crop damage from severe weather to the rise of Boko Haram and the rise of ISIS specifically in Syria. I don't know about you, but I do know there have been droughts and severe weather throughout the planet's history, and ISIS is a relatively new and modern threat. 

The Coast Guard is certainly responsible for protecting our coastal waterways. That's undeniable.  But to connect that mission with global warming and relate it to the rise of global terrorism appears to me at least to be both delusional and exceedingly dangerous. In addition, commencement speeches to any academy normally targets genuine real-time threats to national security. And while this president tries to tie global warming to national security, his focus appears absurd in the face of today's threats from Islamist savages. In addition, even those who are concerned about global warming (climate change or whatever new designation created in their warped minds dictates), even they admit the threat is in the far future.

His address to the Coast Guard Academy reminds me of his address to West Point graduates last year. That address was widely panned by many in the media. Writing in the Washington Post that week, Charles Krauthammer wrote: "I think his speech was literally pointless...It was an answer to the chorus of criticism from his side of the {political} isle that its been a weak, rudderless foreign policy, which it has been." Applause from the cadets to that commencement speech was conspicuous by its absence. They also understood Obama was denying America's exceptionalism which he did. He also alluded to G.W. Bush's foreign policy. In other words, in both graduations, the target audience was not the cadets, but his political base---a political base awash in warped ideology.

Both of these speeches reminded me of a political cartoon not long ago. In one frame, a bubble over Mr. Obama's head says: "I'm ending the war in Afghanistan." In another frame over the head of an al-Qaeda thug says: "I'm not." That sums up what the real threats are to our nation.

As he did at last year's West Point graduation, I'm sure he also left the Coast Guard graduates asking themselves: WTF? Four years of busting my ass, and I'm forced to listen to this bullshit?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Punxsutawney Hill(ary) Finally Pops Her Head From Her Burrow

"Wading through the daily deluge of Hillary Clinton news, I feel like I'm reading the police blotter."...Michael Goodwin, NY Post

In the last month, Hillary Clinton played the role of a groundhog sleeping and hibernating in her underground burrow. That finally ended yesterday when she actually took 6 questions (most likely all pre-screened) from the "public." (Recall, the last time she took questions from the "public," it was reported most of that public were Democrat insiders).

Nevertheless, Hillary did see her shadow---a shadow shading some new scandals even as some in the media shed sunlight on the lies, deceit and corruption.

Judicial Watch reported that the Obama Administration knew that al-Qaeda terrorist planned the attack in Benghazi 10 days in advance of that attack. So much for the administration's proclamations that it was the result of a video. In fact, the intention of the attack was in revenge for the U.S. killing of an Islamist terrorist thug in a drone attack. Judicial Watch received these previously classified secret documents from the Department of Defense. More disturbingly, it's obvious now the administration covered-up the real reason for the attack. In addition, the documents also pointed out the connection the "collapse in Libya and the ISIS war---and confirm the U.S. knew remarkable details about the transfer of arms from Benghazi to Syrian jihadists."

If that news wasn't enough for the groundhog and her minions, the New York Times revealed that Clinton had another email account (as I pointed out in my previous post she had claimed she only used one email account as well as only using one electronic devise. She actually used several different devices). This email account was to communicate with Sidney Blumenthal, the former senior adviser to Bill Clinton. He was a well-known hitman for the Clintons relentlessly going after their political enemies.

Then the Politico reported earlier this week that a federal judge ordered the State Department to start releasing her emails during the period she served as Secretary of State.  Keep in mind. prior to this court order, Clinton and her staff already deleted thousands of her emails.

So Clinton finally made her appearance yesterday strutting like a 300 pound groundhog on a Hollywood red carpet. Like most dull celebrities, she only took a handful of questions for a whopping five minutes. Or as Michael Goodwin pointed out: "She said about as close to nothing as humanly possible." That, my friends, is the Democrat representative running for president: a groundhog in an empty pants suit.

Note: Hat tip to Chris Stigall of the Big Talker, 1210 AM for giving me the idea for the headline of this piece today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Progressive Transparency Is About As Clear As A Muddy Puddle On A Country Road

Hillary found it easy to: 
Pocket millions
Destroy evidence
Not answer reporters' questions
Then, she wrote a book titled, "Hard Choices."...WH Press Secretary Tweet

It's been increasingly clear that progressives lack of transparency is actually quite transparent. The revelations that George Stephanopoulos donated at least $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation is just the most recent evidence of this lack in transparency by progressives. Of course, Hillary Clinton's destruction of thousands of emails on her private server clearly shows a total lack of transparency by a public official. Even when Mr. Obama promised us he would have a transparent and open government, that promise was broken on multiple occasions. Let's count the ways:

  • In 2011, during the government's "Sunshine Week," Mr. Obama was given an award for transparency. The meeting was closed to observers. In fact, even the Washington Post found it ironic that the monthly meetings of The Transparency Board were closed to the press.
  • In that same year, the State Department brief reporters on a new open government partnership with about 30 countries but also insisted that the officials involved not be identified by name.
  • Last year, Jonathan Gruber admitted "lack of transparency is a huge political advantage" after admitting that lack of transparency was important in getting ObamaCare passed.
  • Obama promised federal contracts over $25K would be competitively bid. Never happened.
  • Obama also promised his administration would create a "contracts and influence" data base that would disclose how much federal contractors spend on lobbying. Ditto
  • Perhaps nowhere was the lack of transparency more evident than with the attack on our consulate in Benghazi as well as the great clusterf*ck referred to as Fast and Furious. Of course, Hillary Clinton was also involved in the Benghazi scandal.
  • Earlier this year, the AP reported that the Obama administration set a record for censoring government files with regard to the Freedom of Information Act.
  • A study  by Reporters Without Borders reported that the U.S. fell to 46 in the world for press freedom.
  • As I reported last year and as Katy Pavlich of Townhall reported earlier this year, many main stream media outlets---including  New York Times and The Washington Post described the Obama administration as "control freaks." They also said this administration was the "most closed they've ever covered."
  • The NSA scandal. What more can be said that hasn't been said already. Throw in the IRS and VA scandals too. OOPS!!! And don't forget illegal immigration.
  • And when it came to the Amtrak derailment, progressives immediately blamed the lack of funding for infrastructure. The also placed blame upon Republicans for the lack of funding. What the administration and progressives failed to report is that Amtrak already gets about $1B a year in federal subsidies. Those who criticize Republicans, also fail to tell the public Amtrak will be receiving $7B over the next five years. In fact, American taxpayers subsidize $60 for every ticket sold. It loses $80M a year on food services and about $7M is lost to theft. It's no way to run a railroad. But, hey, keep that to yourself. (NY Post + Breitbart News).
  • And let's not forget, the administration referred to ISIS as a "JV Team." That JV team is now holding large parts of Iraq as well as the city of Ramadi where we lost over 1000 troops and over 8000 were wounded and injured in battle.
  • One more point. Remember those "red lines" that Obama drew? Their now red lines soaked in blood.
All of this and more proves progressive transparency is about as clear as a muddy puddle on a country road.

Monday, May 18, 2015

NYC Mayor de Blasio: It's Deja-Vu All Over Again

"Progressivism isn't about progress. It's about progressive rationalization of increasingly stupid ideas"...W. Heisenberg

Over a year ago, I wrote that sometimes my own prescience even surprises me on occasion. 

After Bill de Blasio was elected NY City's Mayor with only a 25% turnout, I warned readers that he would plunge the city into progressive hell. I also referred to his election as yet another petri dish for progressive policies. All one had to do was sit back and watch the bacteria grow. As a former resident of NYC myself, I was well aware of what happened to the City when it was run by progressive mayors. In short, the Big Apple was rotten to the core with murders exceeding 2000 per year. After Republican leadership, murder rates plunged to about 400 per year in a city with a population of just over 8 million. In addition, felonies dropped by 90,000 a year.

The petri dish is now covered with bacteria since he was elected mayor. During his most recent absence from the City (after a swing to the Left Coast where he said he noticed a "hunger" for political revolution---which, no doubt, brought back memories of his past when he mused with great glee about the Marxist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in addition to making his wedding vows in Cuba), he missed 13 shootings, 5 murders, and one NYPD police officer attacked by a lunatic with a hammer. While many New Yorkers keep scratching their head and asking: Where is Waldo?---his behavior and management should surprise no one. It was relatively easy to predict. Allow me to present some of the red flags that appeared before he was mayor and after he became mayor:

  • His conspicuous hostility toward the NYPD.  If you recall, many NYPD officers turned their backs to de Blasio at a funeral of an officer slain in the line of duty.
  • He actually admitted to counseling his own son on being fearful of police.
  • One of de Blasio's top advisers was living with a felon (homicide) who regularly made anti-police rants on his FB page. She was subsequently suspended after pressure from the local media outlets. Perhaps she'll get her old job back: as an aid to Al Sharpton.
  • One of his campaign aids Tweeted "F*ck the police." I believe she is still employed with the city and working on community issues.
  • He---like Mr. Obama---consulted with the race-baiting, dialing-for-dollars thug Al Sharpton on countless occasions. At one townhall meeting, de Blasio actually invited Sharpton to sit on the dais with him and the NYPD police commissioner. It appeared Sharpie Sharpton was conducting the meeting.
  • He attended Al Sharpton's 60th birthday bash last October. It was also attended by NY State's Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Keep in mind, Sharpton still has tax (state and federal) liabilities exceeding $4M.(NY Times)
  • His recently elected City Council Speaker never met a terrorist she didn't like. She lobbied for the release of five Cuban spies convicted of spying against the U.S. She also lobbied for the release of a former FALN leader (Puerto Rican terrorist group). She supported two bills that gave illegal aliens with felony records sanctuary in the city.
Folks, you can place all of this and more in your: Can't Make This Sh!t Up File.

As Nicole Gelinas pointed out correctly in the NY Post, Bill de Blasio is lucky in one respect. He governs a city with tons of money. That's been the secret of its success. For example, Chicago, a city governed by another progressive mayor, Rahm Emanuel and former WH Chief of Staff, is having difficulty overcoming its many problems. And that's largely because it's not as rich as NY City.

Hey, but it's not all bad news. There are rumors that Bill de Blasio is considering entering the 2016 presidential race against Hillary Clinton.  The pants-suit vs. the empty suit---yep Democrats---that's your ticket.