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The root of the problem

October 11th, 2017 1 comment

Is Bob Corker.

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon called on Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to “resign immediately” on Monday evening after Corker revealed on Sunday that Bannon was right when Bannon said the Republican establishment wants to “nullify the 2016 election” in which Donald Trump won the White House by aggressively running on an economic nationalist agenda.
Corker got into a Twitter spat with Trump on Sunday, tweeting that, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

He then told the New York Times that “except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we’re dealing with here.”

Appearing on Fox News’ Hannity, Bannon said that Corker “is an absolute disgrace” and should “resign immediately” and allow a real conservative like Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to be appointed if he has “any honor, any decency.” Bannon said Corker decided to not run for reelection “because he saw what happened in Alabama” and knows he would “get crushed in a primary.”

“He doesn’t have the guts to get back in the race,” Bannon added.

Corker told the Times about the “tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road.” Previously, Corker has said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “help separate our country from chaos.” He has also questioned Trump’s fitness to be president.

Corker’s comments proved that Bannon was correct when he told CBS anchor Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes that the “Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election.”

“I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented,” Bannon added. “It’s very obvious.”

It sure is. I was all set to unleash a long rant about all this, and then it hit me that Bannon just said it all. I’ll content myself with restating the obvious yet again: The Republican Party as currently constituted will NEVER be part of the solution. It is a firmly-entrenched, enthusiastic, dedicated, and irredeemable part of the problem. It must be either remade root to bough, or destroyed utterly. Personally, I much prefer the latter; no matter how much re-jiggery and pokery is done, I will never trust them again. What’s the old saying again? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me ten thousand times, and I’m a fucking idiot, and deserve what I get.

I think I got that mostly right, didn’t I?

The redoubtable Jeff Lord adds:

So a look at the results of the 2016 presidential election in the great state of Tennessee reveals the following:

Donald Trump: 1,522,925 — 60.7%
Hillary Clinton: 870,695 — 34. 7%

Seems pretty definitive to me. The people of the Volunteer State voted overwhelmingly for Trump, for change — and against the Establishment, the latter stubbornly unwilling to do what GOP voters have demanded in bringing that change.

Allow me to elaborate. Corker’s behavior is exactly what is wrong with the GOP Establishment. It explains exactly why Breitbart’s Steve Bannon is out there on a mission to get people like this out of the Senate. It explains why Judge Roy Moore won that Alabama Senate GOP primary. More to the point, it explains exactly why Donald Trump is in the White House in the first place.

And it explains what they’re going to get in the next couple of elections, too—and what’s going to happen to them if they ultimately succeed in disenfranchising over half the country and thwarting the clearly-expressed will of the people with their malignant, un-American Swamp skullduggery this time around. Warning to the Ruling Party: any victory you gain now will prove fleeting, and as damagingly Pyrrhic as one could possibly imagine. Continue backing the Left’s coup attempt at your own damned peril, you treacherous, lying backstabbers.

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War of words

September 12th, 2017 12 comments

Schlichter hits–and misses a little, too.

When I saw the compromise news, I thought it odd that Trump had agreed with the Democrats about something, but I wondered what the collective freakout was all about. Perhaps I didn’t understand the GOP’s clever play. So I asked on Twitter, “I’m just curious about what the GOPe’s plan for victory on the debt ceiling was. Their track record is so good that I’m sure it was awesome.” Maybe I was missing something. Maybe there was some great plan that the Republicans had created that somehow Trump truncated. Turns out I was not missing anything. There was no plan. This supernova of fake outrage was just another inept ploy to undercut the president as part of the establishment’s never-ending campaign to regain the power we voters stripped from it in retaliation for its failure.

 By the way, I have yet to get an answer to my question, and gosh, I’m thinking that might be because there was no great plan for victory in the debt ceiling fight. Get a hold of yourself – I know it’s shocking to hear that the Congressional GOP might blindly stumble into a debt ceiling fight and end up in a humiliating defeat, but that’s the kind of wacky, out-of-the-box thinking I’m all about.

After all, it’s not like the Republicans have a long and proud tradition of botching every single debt ceiling fight they ever wandered into, but it was definitely going to be different this time somehow, according to informed sources within the unicorn community.

Note that the Congressional GOP was so upset about this compromise that it passed it in a day. Remember that when you’re being encouraged to tear your hair out because Trump funded our own red state voters and avoided the headlines like “Republicans hold hurricane victims hostage in debt ceiling government shutdown Armageddon!” Yeah, we would have totally won that argument.

But uh oh! It turns out some GOP congressjerks have a big case of the sad feelz because of Trump’s utter TOTAL COMPLETE TREASON BETRAYAL by extending the debt ceiling three months. It’s clear he’s a total liberal because the True Conservative fallback position was to extend it six months, and those extra three months WERE EVERYTHING SOMEHOW FOR SOME REASON UNICORNS UNICORNS UNICORNS!

 I guess the True Conservatives are still mad about how Trump forced them not to repeal Obamacare, a mantra they had spent seven years repeating like they were Rainman, except without the “savant” part.

Do Trump’s supporters care about these arcane D.C. manhood measuring games? No. Normals want stuff to get done, and if the GOP can’t do it and dealing with the Dems can, then guess what? No one outside the Beltway cares if the Smarmy Dope and Elderly Mutant Establishment Turtle got disrespected. We avoided was a fight right now that would have taken up the 12 whole days of legislative work that Ryan and McConnell somehow stuffed into the 30 days of September after taking August off. Now the Congressional GOP is free to focus its entire attention on failing at tax reform.

Trump isn’t “betraying” the base. He’s treating the Congressional GOP like the hacks they are. They have done nearly nothing except posture, pose and issue passive aggressive proclamations about how Trump offends their tender sensibilities. Trump doesn’t respect them because they haven’t earned any respect; this week, he saved them from making fools of themselves once again, at least until the holidays.

We’re winning, not in huge, sweeping moves, but in inches. Grant, not Patton, people. Trump nominated a bunch of new conservative judges this week(though the president has yet to win a yuge victory by nominating the great Don Willett). Did you hear about that from the Tru Cons? Remember ISIS? Soon, no one will. DACA is going to die, maybe not as fast as we’d like but the unconstitutional executive order is gone. And gee – that six months phase out ends right after the debt ceiling fight comes back. “Republicans hold up hurricane relief” is a bad headline. “Democrats want to shut down government unless illegals get amnesty” is a good headline – though we can all feel the throbbing, aching longing of the GOPe to rollover on immigration, and its capacity to blow the communications piece is limitless. Finally, the fascist kollege kangaroo kourt rules Obama imposed are going away – the very thing the Tru Cons have been (justifiably) crying about for years in intermittently-read cruise brochures like The Weekly Standard.

Ahh, but that “good headline” isn’t one anyone will ever see, which is where Schlichter misses. One giveaway that such a headline will never, ever run anywhere but in Shclichter’s column is the way the propaganda division of Leftard Inc has now pulled yet another one of their famous nomenclature switcheroos, from “undocumented immigrants” (itself substituted for “illegal aliens,” which at least had the twin virtues of being both honest and direct—characteristics that are to “liberals” as garlic is to vampires) to…wait for it…

“Undocumented CITIZENS.”

No, really. I’m not joking. Seriously, you guys.

The Associated Press (AP), against the dictates of its own style guide, employed a new and unprecedentedly inaccurate euphemism for illegal aliens Thursday, referring to them in an article as “undocumented citizens.”

Previously, the AP instructed journalists not to refer to illegal aliens as “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants,” instead asking that each case be taken with specificity, telling the Washington Post in 2013, “Specify wherever possible how someone entered the country illegally and from where. Crossed the border? Overstayed a visa? What nationality?”

The AP had yet to use the “undocumented citizens” term–until now. The term incorrectly cites that illegal alien DACA recipients are undocumented, despite their documented status by the federal government. The term also incorrectly gives U.S. citizenship to illegal alien DACA recipients, despite none of the program’s recipients holding citizenship.

Aww, who cares about such picking of nits? Long as they all get to vote, right, guys?

Such Orwellian fiddling about with language and meaning is a tried-and-true Leftard stratagem going back to at least Stalin, if not further. Hey, how do ya think Progressivists became “liberals”—and what we now acquiesce in referring to as “classical liberals” became “conservatives”—in the first place?

But Schlichter certainly seems to understand well enough that the struggle is no longer between “liberals” and “conservatives,” or even between Republicrats and Demicans. It’s between Statists and…well, what the heck ARE we going to call ourselves now, anyway? I’ve been trying out Alt-American here and there, but I don’t know if that one really works either. Suggestions are welcome in comments, of course, so have at it, if y’all are so inclined.

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The Great Cuck Chuck 2018!

September 5th, 2017 16 comments

Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes.

It’s fairly well grasped by even Joe Schmoe that Trump has no friends in the corrupt ruling class. The Dems, the GOPe, the media, the Creep State, academia, Big Tech, the billionaires, the Mohel Minority…they all hate Trump and all work tirelessly to thwart his nationalist populism vision. The evil arrayed against Trump is truly impressive, and terrible in scope. Even a God Emperor can’t stand against those odds and win without a little help from his friends. His friends…the half of the American people who voted for him.

As Agnostic writes, we the people are Trump’s leverage.

On that note, what we should strive toward is a Great Cuck Chuck of 2018. Political and social agitation can create a groundswell for the ousting of GOPe cucks, either by primarying them or, if necessary, by supporting any halfway sane Dems against them in the general mid-term election. Traitors first, enemies second.

Trump may have to wait until after the 2018 midterms when the cucks are swept from power to begin enacting his pro-Heritage America agenda with a vengeance. Trump can play a part in making the Great Cuck Chuck of 2018 happen by dissociating himself from Congress as much as possible. Withhold his endorsements, endorse upstart populists, talk about “working with sensible Dems because the GOP isn’t interested in making America great again”, etc.

Trump has made a couple of, shall we say, unfortunate endorsements to date. And his White House has been purged of every staunch MAGA ally, leaving the Obama stay-behinds and Deep State termites in place to sabotage and undermine the agenda he was elected to enact. One could be pretty pessimistic about that; I’m on the fence, myself. But in the end, as Codevilla says below, this uprising is a lot bigger than Trump, and will go on without him should he either be thwarted or decide for whatever reason not to dance with who brung him—choosing to betray them in traditional GOPe fashion instead.

(Via WRSA)

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Irreversible revolution

September 4th, 2017 1 comment

Another great one from Codevilla.

As I explained a year ago, by 2016 the ruling class’s dysfunctions and the rest of the country’s resentment had pushed America over the threshold of a revolution; one in which the only certainty is the near impossibility of returning to the republican self-government of the previous two centuries. The 2016 election is not reversible, because it was but the first stage of a process that no one can control and the end of which no one can foresee.

Donald Trump is not and never has been the issue. With or without Trump, the nightmare of those who resist the 2016 election was, is, and will remain the voters who have chosen and will continue to choose candidates who they believe are committed to reducing the ruling class’s privileges and pretensions.

Let us be clear: the 2016 electorate chose Trump and they saw Trump as the vehicle by which to challenge the ruling class. During the first half of 2017, the Republican Party finished discrediting itself as a possible vehicle for that job. Since this is so, were Donald Trump seriously to bid for the presidency in 2020, it would have to be by leading a new party focused on the identities of anti-ruling class Americans. Carrying the Republican label would be an impossible burden.

Were an energetic, unambiguous, unapologetic Trump to affirm the majority of Americans’ political identity, not all Republicans would follow. Nor does he need them all. By bringing new elements into his following and, yes, by dropping some Republicans from it, Trump would effectively build a new party, with intact credibility. The departure of major corporations from his business council—big business is deeply unpopular on Main Street America—is an example of  how to gain by shedding baggage. At any rate, it was never possible that the entire Republican Party would represent America against the ruling class.

But by the same token, each action taken by anyone who is creating a new movement must speak for itself more loudly and clearly than the words used to explain that action. Democracy does not tolerate pairing big words with small accomplishments. Today, Trump’s role in fulfilling the political marketplace’s demand is up to him even more than it was in 2016. But now as then, America’s open political marketplace invites all. The anti ruling class constituency is bigger than ever. If Trump does not lead it, someone else will.

Precisely. As Glenn Reynolds always says: if you hate and fear Trump and end up succeeding in seeing him thwarted, just wait till you see what we send you next.

Read all of it.

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Winners

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

And losers.

They’ve lost their reasons for not being able to do anything. Reince Priebus was on this program four days after the election, the first thing out of his mouth before I even asked him a question, “I know what you’re gonna say, and you’re right, we have no more excuses, no more excuses.”

But yet they offered more excuses. You know what the new one is? We don’t have 60 votes in the Senate so we really can’t do anything.

Well, not until they do away with the filibuster. But that’s just another false promise they don’t intend to keep.

Now, folks, after seven or eight years of the Republican Party promising every election to do everything Republican voters expect and promising to do these things, Republicans didn’t not promise, they did. They were gonna get rid of Obamacare, replace it, do something. They were gonna cut taxes, gonna stop this spending, and we were going to get control of the border.

It is an interesting question: What happens when the president of the United States is a Republican and the rest of his party is doing everything it can to undermine him and his agenda? What happens? What’s in the minds of Republican members of the House and Senate? After two years of openly opposing Trump, openly thwarting. After seven years of promises and now the chance to do it all, the Republicans have a chance to do everything they said they were gonna do, they control Washington, electorally.

Folks, they have an opportunity to do everything they have been promising to do, a once-in-a-career opportunity. They’re never going to have this kind of power. And what are they doing? Nothing. In fact, it’s worse than nothing. It appears to outsiders that they are part of the effort to thwart and stop Trump.

Do they think this behavior is gonna be rewarded with reelection? Do they think that the American voters are gonna blame all of this on Trump and reelect Republicans and try to get rid of Trump? And what does Trump do when it comes time to run for reelection? Does he run as a Republican or does he say, “This party isn’t gonna exist! This party is killing itself. This party’s eating itself. This party’s committing suicide. I’m not gonna be a part of it.” There are a lot of questions here, the answers to which are open ended.

This party is a false-flag operation, in clandestine collusion with their Uniparty cohorts for years. But now they’re in one hell of a mess, because we’re onto them at last. They now stand irrefutably exposed as frauds, as phonies, as liars; the Obamacare-repeal charade did that all by itself, let alone all their other betrayals over the years—although I’d argue that the loathsome toad McConnell’s declaration of his intent to destroy the Tea Party ought to have been enough to unmask them.

They will never be part of the solution. They are part of the problem. As Bozell said the other day: they aren’t interested in draining the swamp. They ARE the swamp. They’re in a trap of their own devising, and there is no easy way out for them now. In fact, there may be no way out for them at all.

And they better be paying attention to what’s going on in Arizona. Jeff Flake, who wrote this op-ed basically trashing Trump, has an opponent, Kelli Ward. This is the woman that ran against McCain and came up a little bit short. Jeff Flake has just 21% of support from Arizona Republicans for reelection against Dr. Kelli Ward. She’s coming in at 47%. This is a poll from JMC Analytics. It was a survey of 500 Arizona Republican voters. When you’re down 25 points, this is characterized as being an almost irreparable shape.

So Trump has his rally in Arizona, where, what, 19,000 people, some inside, some outside, and there was a headline out there, “Flake Tries to Make Nice with Trump.” That was in The Politico. And we know why. ‘Cause he’s in dire straits here running up against Dr. Ward. Probably has seen these poll numbers.

And here is a pull quote: “That an incumbent U.S. Senator like Flake could be polling as low as 21 percent in his own primary, while a challenger like Ward has pulled 26 points ahead of him at 47 percent, is almost unthinkable with nearly a full year to go until the August 2018 primary…When asked if Flake should be renominated in 2018, an astounding 66 percent said that someone else should represent the Republican Party on the Senate ticket.”

Flake thought that he was endearing himself. Flake’s one of these guys that believes the media presentation of Trump and his voters. Flake thinks ’cause the media hates Trump that everybody else hates Trump so all he’s gotta do is get on the anti-Trump bandwagon and write that op-ed and he’s gonna be celebrated and hoisted up and applauded, and it’s just the exact opposite. And you know the rest of the Republican Party is watching.

They damned well better be. Because a day of reckoning is coming real soon. It’s gonna be a real come-to-Jesus moment for them, and as I said, I really don’t see a way out…except in the “out on their asses” sense.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes, if you ask me.

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Off the (guard)rails

August 30th, 2017 5 comments

No doubt Trump is somehow to blame for the Loser Right’s sniveling, cringing embrace of permanent subservience and vassalhood to the Ruling Left, too.

The renowned Dr. Charles Krauthammer, arguing on camera against Laura Ingraham, pronounces the President’s remarks at his press conference on the Charlottesville, Virginia melee a “moral disgrace.”

The specification is Mr. Trump’s insistence that at Charlottesville, there was violence on both sides. To say this was a dastardly abrogation of duty, even though the Doctor himself acknowledges it to be true (“Yes, there was violence on both sides.”). It is true, but “not the point.” It is not the point because all the leaders “in this generation,” all except Trump, recognize the unique importance and evil of white racism in American society. And so, if there was a faction in the streets of Charlottesville that stood for racism, it is immoral to criticize another faction opposing it.

It makes no difference what the other faction did, or what part it played in the mayhem. It makes no difference that the “Unite the Right” demonstrators had a permit, affirmed by a court of law. It is immaterial whether all of those protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue were actually Nazis or Klansmen. It does not matter that the President had denounced the Nazis and the Klan in his second statement, and specifically the one who murdered a woman with his car. Trump must be deemed to have taken all that back when he said there was violence on both sides. And it makes no difference whether the bloody confrontation was, in effect, engineered by calculating politicians, who restrained the police from intervening to prevent violence. All Krauthammer knows is that there were elements harkening back to Jim Crow on the scene, and so it is a moral disgrace to talk about anyone else.

Of course, moral disgrace is one thing, and moral imbecility another.

Read all of it, wherein Krauthammer’s commonality with the moral degeneracy of the Left is spelled out in revolting detail. Good thing he and his pitiful ilk have been left behind by events and rendered entirely irrelevant now, eh?

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Bill of particulars

August 29th, 2017 6 comments

If you ain’t pissed off, you ain’t paying attention.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda.

That included federal spending on a level unmatched in human history resulting ultimately in a $19 trillion in debt we simply cannot pay, and with so many tens of trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that “infinity” is not far behind. One seventh of the economy was confiscated by the federal government with the passage of Obamacare. Our national borders were declared open and discussions over our national sovereignty closed. And to top it off, the Democrats all but declared themselves above the law.

The GOP harrumphed that this would not stand, by God! If only…if only America would vote them into the majority.

And we all know what THAT got us.

Bozell goes on to recite a litany of betrayal, collusion, and deceit that of right ought to shame even the most brazen professional politician…but, somehow, doesn’t. This would have to be my favorite line of the piece:

There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Put them together. They are the swamp.

Which would explain why they’re all so damnably resistant to draining it, of course. As I’ve said so many times: no, we don’t need a third party. What we DO need is a second party, to stand in true opposition to the Government Party, the Beltway Bandit Party, the Business As Usual Party.

(Via WRSA)

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“Lots of cant, no solutions”

August 28th, 2017 Comments off

Schlichter uses the Loser Right’s lamentations over the Arpaio pardon as his jumping off point:

What will bring the Rule of Law back? How do we get to the Conserva-Eden we are expected to act like we already reside it? Perhaps another statement of principle? Maybe another post on some unread conservajournal? I know – how about more complaining about how frustrated conservatives are uncouth and should just sit there and take whatever fascist garbage the left dishes out?

I always thought it was conservative to punish wrongdoers. The other side abandoned the Rule of Law, so I would think that they might – maybe – learn a lesson by experiencing the consequences of their bad choice. But apparently punishing wrongdoers is now off the table because some other principle, of which I was unaware during nearly four decades inside conservatism, requires we never ever retaliate. 

So, my finger-wagging True Con friends, what’s your plan? How do we go from liberals abandoning the Rule of Law, and such ancillary and associated components of a society based on liberty like free speech and free enterprise, to a liberty-based society operating under the Rule of Law? “Elect more True Cons!” isn’t a plan; it’s an aspiration, and not much of one. I don’t need another cliché, or another citation to general principles, or some variant of my new favorite, all-purpose get-out-of-having-an-actual-plan-free card, the old “We’re better than this” line.

See, I reject the notion we are ever somehow morally obligated by conservative principles to lose to liberals. If I have to swallow something awful, I’ll take half a loaf any day over an entire loaf of liberal dung like Felonia von Pantsuit. I think the new rules are terrible, and they are antithetical to everything I’ve worked for since before many of my Fredocon critics were a tinge of regret growing in their mommies’ bellies the morning after. But I refuse to sit back and allow libs to be victorious because I won’t dirty my hands fighting fire with fire. If that makes me not conservative enough for some, I can live with that. I can’t live with leftist tyranny.

I think you want to rely on the power of conservative ideas and sort of hope they spontaneously erupt into a conservative paradise via a right wing Big Bang without you actually having to fight for them. After all, fighting is messy and unseemly, and you also have to ally yourselves with…those kind of people, if you know what I mean, and I think you do. It’s so embarrassing having to explain them to your liberal peers. Many of these misbegotten normals are baffled by fancy sandwiches and stuff.

Before you give me more grief for allying with the Republican in the White House – you know, that guy your party elected – I’m going to need your plan. See, we need real solutions, and my solution is fighting back hard and ruthlessly.

Works for me. In fact, I’m coming closer and closer to embracing the “kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out” approach as the only practical and effective way to get them off our necks, and I don’t care even a little bit whether Conservatism Inc is good with that or not. Denying the enemy the head of Sheriff Joe, as Kurt puts it, is but a single step in the right direction along a long, hard road. There are a lot more of them ahead of us, and as we continue putting one foot in front of other, the plaintive bleating of the irrelevant Loser Right will fade to a barely-heard background hum. Which is all to the good if you ask me.

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Bipartisan?

August 9th, 2017 1 comment

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

The truth about Swamp-gate will continue to be buried by a media that is using the First Amendment as weapon to mortally wound our democratic institutions. (At The New York Times, for example, freedom of the press does not include appearance of any pro-Trump columns, or letters to the editor; and news reports are overwhelmingly hostile and insulting to the president.) For the Swamp’s denizens, the purpose of American democracy is to serve those seeking, quoting Madison in Federalist No. 57, the “ambitious sacrifice of the many to the aggrandizement of the few.” Mueller’s grand jury proceedings are, essentially, a disinformation effort for the convenience of the Nullify November 8 media. The disinformation campaign has already raised, falsely, the cry that the rule of law must be protected from Trump.

The democracy-hating left has no more use for “the rule of law” than it does for constitutional government. The aggrandizing forces behind surveillance-gate, leak-gate, unmasking-gate, and Russia-gate have no respect for the rule of law. For them, the law is what they say it is. The most glaring example of The Swamp’s disdain for the rule of law, of course, is its contempt for our immigration law — and its brazen use of “sanctuary cities” to defy Congress — that is to say, the will of the people — on immigration.

As the left rejects immigration law, it rejects the election of President Trump.

Madison, in Federalist 41, offered another sage observation.  “A bad cause seldom fails to betray itself.”  Swamp-gate is a very bad cause, indeed. It represents a campaign by desperate people to destroy once and for all the American spirit of liberty.

Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 pointed out that history shows that liberty-loving republics are usually overthrown when politicians first pander to the people, starting out as demagogues, ending up as tyrants. The Democrats are doing their part to affirm Hamilton’s insight that demagogues are tyrants-in-the-making. Sadly, when a Republican senator, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” August 6, with a Democrat colleague, Chris Coons, in support of legislation to elevate Special Counsel Mueller above reasonable accountability, we have bipartisan collusion to make The Swamp, not America, great again.

Well, not exactly, no. To have “bipartisan collusion,” we’d need to have two political parties, one in opposition to the other, wouldn’t we? Instead of just the one group of charlatans, grifters, and frauds in gossamer-veiled collusion with each other like we have now, I mean.

Hate to contradict the Bible and all, but: the love of money is the root of all evil? Personally, I prefer the career-politician idea for that ignoble distinction, myself.

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Part of the problem

August 5th, 2017 1 comment

What the hell is wrong with Arizona voters, anyway? We finally look as if we might stand a chance of being shut of the odious John McCain at last, and then this stinking turd floats to the top of the bowl.

It was we conservatives who, upon Obama’s election, stated that our No. 1 priority was not advancing a conservative policy agenda but making Obama a one-term president—the corollary to this binary thinking being that his failure would be our success and the fortunes of the citizenry would presumably be sorted out in the meantime. It was we conservatives who were largely silent when the most egregious and sustained attacks on Obama’s legitimacy were leveled by marginal figures who would later be embraced and legitimized by far too many of us. It was we conservatives who rightly and robustly asserted our constitutional prerogatives as a co-equal branch of government when a Democrat was in the White House but who, despite solemn vows to do the same in the event of a Trump presidency, have maintained an unnerving silence as instability has ensued. To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties. And tremendous powers of denial.

We Trump supporters do not WANT “normalcy” in DC. We want disruption, an end to the status quo you sanctimonious GOPe weasels, Democrat Socialists, and Beltway bandits of every warp and woof are all so jealously guarding. Your precious “normalcy” is nothing but a recipe for frustration, defeat, and disaster for the nation you misrule. As for the GOPe, your “principled conservatism” has failed to conserve a single goddamned thing. “Normalcy”? Um, thanks, but no thanks, pal.

I’ve been sympathetic to this impulse to denial, as one doesn’t ever want to believe that the government of the United States has been made dysfunctional at the highest levels, especially by the actions of one’s own party.

Refusing to recognize that that is indeed the case, and has been for a goodish while, is the REAL denial. Such obliviousness would have to constitute denial so purblind and obtuse as to spill well over into delusion, in fact.

Meanwhile, the strange specter of an American president’s seeming affection for strongmen and authoritarians created such a cognitive dissonance among my generation of conservatives—who had come of age under existential threat from the Soviet Union—that it was almost impossible to believe.

Hm. Don’t suppose the names Pinochet, Marcos, Somoza, Palavi, or Hussein ring any bells with you, then? Not that I’m proposing that there weren’t sound enough reasons for American support for any or all of them, mind; realpolitik is like that sometimes. But to get suddenly sniffy about it when someone you don’t like is in the White House—someone who happens to be a member of your own party—is what’s almost impossible to believe.

Even as our own government was documenting a con­certed attack against our democratic processes by an enemy foreign power, our own White House was rejecting the authority of its own intelligence agencies, disclaiming their findings as a Democratic ruse and a hoax.

Which is PRECISELY what it was: an attempt to excuse and rationalize away an UNEXPECTED!™ election loss that only a delusional Democrat Socialist—or one of their eternally biddable GOPe rumpswabs—could have failed to see coming….provably fabricated from whole cloth by the minions of the most corrupt and degenerate candidate ever to swindle and hoodwink her way into high office.

I know I shouldn’t at this point, but I do still find it stunning that so many Vichy GOPers would rather have seen Hillary as President than Trump—and are actually willing to publicly admit it. If there’s one single thing that would demonstrate what their commitment to “conservative principles” is really worth, that would have to be it.

So, where should Republicans go from here? First, we shouldn’t hesitate to speak out if the president “plays to the base” in ways that damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow and speak to a larger audience.

Don’t look now, but a lot of Republicans rode into office on Trump’s coattails, because a lot of Americans want to see the DC swamp drained. You want to “damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow,” you just keep right on preserving the Deep State we sent him to Washington to discomfit and dismantle.

Second, Republicans need to take the long view when it comes to issues like free trade: Populist and protectionist policies might play well in the short term, but they handicap the country in the long term.

Ask anybody currently riding around on a new Harley about that one, bub. While you’re at it, ask which staunch conservative hero implemented the temporary measures that kept them around.

Third, Republicans need to stand up for institutions and prerogatives, like the Senate filibuster, that have served us well for more than two centuries.

The filibuster—which, by the way, has NOT been around for two hundred years quite yet—the fucking filibuster? Oh God, I think I’m going to puke.

But hey, you and the rest of the Vichy GOPe keep taking that “conservative principles” “high road,” chumps. And keep right on nobly losing at every turn, too, and pretending it’s really because you fought the good fight and stood up for those precious “principles,” instead of being in barely-clandestine cahoots with your “partners across the aisle”—keeping your snout in the trough to gulp down whatever meager scraps of leftover swill your “partners” in the “loyal opposition” will allow you to grub up, and just never mind the wanton destruction you’re helping them wreak. You’re fooling almost no one but yourselves at this point.

Talk about being in “denial.” If I thought for a second Flake truly believed any of this claptrap, I’d say the irony was so caustic as to actually cause physical wounds.

But I don’t, and neither does he. It’s just another ruse, a desperate, last-ditch stratagem intended to keep the tattered mask from falling to pieces altogether and blowing off with the first breeze. I’ve been saying for a while now that I consider the GOPe to be even more despicable than the Democrat Socialists; this half-assed, pitiful charade is why. It’s time to bring the curtain down on the GOPe’s long-running shitshow, and I frankly don’t care all that much how it gets done.

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An idea whose time…

July 28th, 2017 16 comments

is way, WAY overdue.

I think the time is approaching if it’s not here already to strongly consider actively abandoning the GOP. Perhaps as someone suggested the President himself can instigate the formation of an actual opposition party, not to oppose Democrats but to oppose Washington DC as it exists today. He’s not going to get much accomplished through normal order and legislative processes. And after he departs, seven years from now (please G-d) the cancer will still be here. So now is the time to lay the groundwork for the long war. And battle number one is assembling an actual army composed of people on our side with our ideals and goals in common. And that would be his greatest accomplishment.

I was talking about this exact thing with a friend earlier today, and it’s my notion that there’s probably a better chance than we realize that he will. After the insulting Rename/Retreat dumbshow in Congress last week, Trump can’t possibly have any more illusions about the likelihood of his ever getting any meaningful support from the GOP, legislative or otherwise, in Congress.

America desperately needs a real second party. It could not be more plain what most of the Republicans have come to view as their role and function in our broken system, and it is nothing remotely like what they’ve been publicly claiming. It’s time to drop the final curtain on this all too lame and contrived theatrical production and get back to some sort of reality.

Really, the writing was on the wall for many of us back when McConnell boasted about setting out to destroy the Tea Party movement…and then did it, and crowed about that, too. Ever since then, and especially now that we’ve seen their farcical playacting over Obamacare, I’ve considered them to be far, far worse and more despicable than the Democrat Socialists. At least the Democrat Socialists are upfront about their loathing for us. The Republicans pretend to be on our side, to wish to advance the agenda we wish to see advanced, when nothing could be further from the truth.

That makes them lower than whale-shit in my book, and nothing would please me more than to see Trump get a true opposition party cranking. He’d need to stay entirely mum and wait until after his re-election to do it, of course, and working out the details, the political maneuvering and legal ins and outs and such, would be a daunting job. But I can’t say I’d be all that shocked by such a move, and I’d stand up and cheer if he did. It would indeed be his greatest accomplishment, and that’s nothing but the truth.

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Ultimatum!

July 28th, 2017 2 comments

Ms Lindsey Grahamnesty, D-Transgender, throws down the gauntlet. And, perhaps inadvertently, lets slip the mask.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham today warned that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate,” Graham told reporters today. “I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world … If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.”

He added, “Any effort to go after [special counsel Robert] Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong.”

So, wonder which of his rock-ribbed “conservative principles” Ms Grahamnesty is upholding by siding with his Democrat Socialist partners and sustaining the RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA! witch-hunt?

On the other hand, that take on things renders this statement sort of…um, puzzling:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News and CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee learned from Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier that contained false information about President Donald Trump, also worked for the Russians. He said:

“What we learned today is that the Russians were behind the organization that tried to get dirt on Trump. The dossier against Donald Trump was created by Fusion GPS and their organization and, guess what, the Russians were helping them. This man said the Russians were behind Fusion GPS.

We all know that the Russians hacked into the DNC and John Podesta’s email. And we now know that the Russian lawyer that met with Donald Trump, Jr., Manafort, and others was actually working for the Russians, too.

So they’re trying to play both sides against the middle and I hope the country wakes up to the threat Russia presents to us all.”

So: standard Mark I Mod 0 neocon saber-rattling, with a side order of NeverTrumpTard pissyness, maybe? Dunno, but for those of you who have been waiting for the whole RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA! subterfuge to start splashing back on the Democrat Socialists, well, here ya go:

RussiaRussiaRussiaRussiaRealbitofnewsRussia
RussiaRussiaRussia…

Wait a minute, what was that?

On Monday night Imran Awan, the principal IT aide to former DNC honcho Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country. “IT” means information technology, as in computers, as in hacking, as in what the Democrats insist happened to the election.

Mr Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, has already flown the coop. In March, she pulled their three kids out of school and skipped back to Lahore, with (according to the FBI) “numerous pieces of luggage” and over $12,000 in cash.

Monday’s airport arrest follows the seizure of broken hard drives from the garage of the Awans’ former home. The hard drives had been smashed with a hammer. Whether it was the same ceremonial DNC hammer used to smash Hillary’s Blackberries has not yet been determined.

What we have here, for the benefit of American reporters who may be unfamiliar with the concept, is an actual news story – an unusual event that’s happened in recent times. It thus stands in contrast to, say, speculative fancies about whether or not money-no-object special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding his “Russia investigation” to set the many Hillary donors on his payroll into investigating Trump’s sale of some property in Florida in 2008.

What connects the “fake news” and the real news is the DNC. The Russia “story” exists because the election wasn’t hacked but the DNC was. Wikileaks released the Democrats’ embarrassing emails to the world, although, helpfully, the US media mostly declined to report on them, and, in fact, CNN’s Chris Cuomo lectured America that it’s totally illegal for you mere citizens even to glance at these leaked emails. As it happens, the world’s most inevitable presidential victor somehow managed to lose the election, and casting around for a reason the Dems decided that blaming it on a stiff tired unlikeable legacy candidate with no message and a minimal campaign schedule was too implausible. So instead they decided to blame it on Russian “hacking”.

Are the “Russia investigation” and the Awan story comparable? Well, they’re both about hacking, and both about DNC computers. One of them has actual arrests, on-camera political interference, destroyed evidence, and a proven money trail from foreign politicians. The other has no arrests, and a meeting with a minor Russian lawyer arranged by an Azerbaijani pop star’s publicist.

And just like that, the fog begins to lift a bit. Both these scandals—the fake one and the real one—are likely to wind up biting the Democrat Socialists in the ass way harder than they ever will Trump. How severely Lindsey Grahamnesty will contort himself in the course of defending his Uniparty partners in DC business-as-usual will be quite interesting to see.

As for what Trump can and cannot do about Sessions according to Her Royal Highness Grahamnesty, he most certainly CAN fire Sessions any time he wants—and should. If the useless frauds in the Vichy GOPe want to bluster and screech and threaten Trump with refusal to hold confirmation hearings, let them…and let President Trump make a recess appointment of whomever he damned well pleases, with the understanding explicitly spelled out that his or her first order of business is to be the removal of Mueller and the immediate end of his partisan fishing expedition.

Then again, there’s another possibility here:

He hasn’t begun the investigation into leaks, which is a big deal and he’s recused himself from Russia. So today Sessions announces… Well, it’s said that he’s gonna announce a new investigation into all of the illegal, felonious leaking that is taking place. Sessions may be… I’ll tell you what this means. He may be about to open investigations into Democrats. Stick with me on this. Hillary Clinton, Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz — and, believe me, is there ever fertile ground to investigate Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz and the DNC and her IT staffer, Imran Awan of Virginia.

He was caught trying to flee the country at Dulles International Airport yesterday, last night. Fertile ground. So I’m sure Sessions’ investigation may also include him, Imran Awan. The WikiLeaks leaks. Podesta. Russia. But not from the angle that the Democrats are interested in. If this is announced, if Sessions announces this — when he does — it will follow a week minimum, maybe two weeks, of all of these Democrats defending the honor of Jeff Sessions.

Praising his integrity, talking about what a raw deal he’s been getting from Trump. But the point is, go back to the campaign, fast-forward to the transition and Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general, the confirmation hearings. “What a pig! What a racist! What an absolute joke! What a danger! This guy… Beauregard? Ha! We know what that means. The guy may as well own a plantation. He probably still has secret slaves. Beauregard? Who names their kid Beauregard?” They’re out there trying to impugn Sessions.

Now they’ve been defending him and setting him up as one of most integrity filled people of all, ’cause Trump’s going after him. He announces an investigation. Because they have spent all of these news cycles praising Sessions and defending Sessions from the evil Trump, now what do they do? Well, they’ve gotta double back. “You know, forget it, he doesn’t have any integrity. He doesn’t have any honesty. He’s not a great guy. He’s doing this investigation, he’s a sop, he’s a coward. Trump starts complaining, look what he does.”

Limbaugh goes on to discuss with a caller how Sessions is quietly chugging along on immigration:

RUSH: The thing is that Sessions’ real value to Trump in terms of his agenda is he is single-handedly moving Trump’s immigration agenda forward.

The Russia thing was not an agenda item, I mean, during the campaign. This whole Russia thing, there was nobody endorsing Trump because they knew the Democrats were gonna be — I mean, the true Trump agenda, the number one reason he got elected was immigration, illegal immigration, getting a handle on it, building a wall, stopping it, what that meant for the culture, what it meant for employment, what it meant for sanctity of the United States. And Jeff Sessions is leading that agenda item and doing so marvelously well. It makes no sense to get rid of him. And you’re right, there aren’t any leaks about it; it’s just happening.

Interesting, to say the least. It may seem a mite too complicated and convoluted, I admit. But I ain’t just real confident in assuming that the President isn’t smart enough to think of it or cunning enough to pull it off, either. We’ve seen them all rubbing their hands and chortling with glee, “Oh, we’ve REALLY got him now!” only to get handed their heads in the end too many times now for that.

In any event, as I’ve said so many times here over the years: to hell with Mrs. Lindsey Grahamnesty, D-Spineless. And in case anybody was wondering: no, I don’t give a shit whether he’s actually gay, of course. It just provides such a convenient ladle for basting him in delicious, sizzling-hot contumely, that’s all. Yeah, it’s obvious; yeah, it’s too easy. But it still makes me laugh. And considering all the damage he and his pal Juanny Mav (D-MayHeBurnInHell) have done to the country over the years, it’s pretty much laugh or cry at this point.

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Mask: off

July 26th, 2017 2 comments

Analysis: true.

WASHINGTON — In case Senate Republicans weren’t already having enough trouble rounding up votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, here comes ex-House speaker John Boehner with a prediction that the GOP will “never” succeed in their quest to kill the law.

“Now, they’re never — they’re not going to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Boehner said at a private speech in Las Vegas, according to The Washington Post, which obtained video of the Republican’s remarks.

Of course they’re not. They don’t want to, which ought to be obvious to even the meanest intelligence by now. Anybody who still insists on believing that we have anything even resembling a “two-party system” in this country is a damned fool.

Government health care, once implemented, has never yet been removed anywhere on Earth except by violent revolution—if then. This country will be no different; “American exceptionalism” stops right here, folks.

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“We Must Elect Senator Kid Rock”

July 21st, 2017 6 comments

Yes. Yes, we surely must.

The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.

Kid Rock? Oh, well I never!” You simpering sissies. I’ll take his nasty stringy mop and torn wife beater over your preferred weasels’ coiffed politician/newscaster hair and Gucci loafers.

No, he didn’t go to some Ivy League snob factory and all he’s got to rely on are attitude, common sense, and a love of actual Americans (especially our troops). But wait – you want “conservatism.” A fat lot of good your version of conservatism’s done us. It’s always waiting up there ahead, just after the next election cycle, and in the meantime, we’ll compromise and make some more excuses.

No, we’re past voting for the ideology. Now we’re ready to vote for the id.

Or, y’know, the Kid.

Yeah, I know; sorry, but I just couldn’t resist that one.

Seriously though, aside from the big fat thumb in the eye it would be to the Uniparty establishment (and just wait till Senator Al Franken starts complaining about the complete lack of “gravitas” a mere entertainer such as the Kid will bring to the stultified halls of Congress), I can state with complete confidence that the danger of Senator Rock suddenly turning up to a floor vote in a dress and declaring his gender to be “mixed or uncertain” is pretty close to nil. That alone is qualification aplenty for me.

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Point: made

June 28th, 2017 Comments off

Jerry Pournelle nails it.

The big complaint about repealing Obamacare is that it will leave some millions without health insurance. Of course they don’t have health insurance in the first place, because much of Obamacare is not insurance, it’s “universal” health care paid for by a complex system of subsidies; and of course the nation got along for a number of years without it.

My question is, why must I – actually my grandchildren – pay for your healthcare to begin with? I say my grandchildren, because most of Obamacare’s subsidies are paid for with borrowed money, but I do pay current taxes – we all do although only half of us pay income taxes – and the United States is living off borrowed money at a higher rate than usual. But Obamacare says that if you get sick, your health care is my responsibility, not yours; and I am wondering how I came by this responsibility? Was I born with it? No. I’m pretty sure that when I was growing up my folks paid my doctor bills to Doctor Demarco and St. Joseph’s Hospital, and no one else did.

But somehow over the years I have acquired the responsibility to pay your health debts, and those of refugees, and even of illegal migrants who have no intention of assimilating, and I would like to know how I got this obligation, and the state got the right to enforce it with armed men?

Easy: we let Democrat Socialists run things for fifty years. Not that the Vichy GOPe is any better, of course:

The Senate is busily proving that Republicans can’t rule; they’re not even a Party. They’re a collection of losers whose jobs were safer when they were in the opposition and they could blame national misrule on someone else. They could say “We don’t control the House”. When they got that, they could say “We don’t have a majority in the Senate.” When that resulted in nothing much about slowing the train to national disaster, they could say “We don’t have the President.” When they nominated and elected a President, they could say “We don’t have enough of the Senate.” Clearly that is fudge, because the rumor is they can’t even muster a majority vote to obliterate Obamacare, a provable national disaster.

What more do they want? But we have had this problem since Lyndon Johnson and even before. Country club Republicans were satisfied to be the loyal opposition. The Democrats slyly gave them perks for being a permanent minority, and many took the bait. The only thing likely to keep these “we can’t quite do it” scoundrels in office is the – admittedly terrifying prospect – of Nanny Pelosi returning as Speaker; they’re willing to do without most of the perks of a “majority party” – which they are not – for permanent jobs on Capitol Hill. And God help us, it works: I sure don’t want to see Speaker Nancy Pelosi ever night – or even every week – on my nightly news. (I don’t want enhanced Obamacare either, or any of the other deficit enhancing free stuff entitlements the Democrats will bring“ in to assure their majority status if they ever take control. So we are obliged to work to keep this bumbling inept crew in charge.

For now, I suppose. But I don’t expect that to last a whole hell of a lot longer. I mean, when Democrat Socialists have graduated from beating them up to actually gunning them down in broad daylight, and the response of most Republicans is to meekly whimper that there’s fault on both sides…well, how long do you think people are going to be fooled by this grubby little Uniparty power-sharing charade? And how long will freedom-loving people of stout heart, deep patriotism, and long memory allow themselves to be (mis)ruled by such despicable weasels?

The pot is coming to a boil, and I don’t expect that it will only be Democrat Socialists to get scalded when the lid blows off. Steam ain’t particularly discriminating, and that’s a fact.

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Punch back twice as hard

May 26th, 2017 2 comments

It gets results.

Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday’s special election for the U.S. House in Montana, defeating Democratic challenger Rob Quist despite being charged with misdemeanor assault the day before.

The election results — with Gianforte winning over 50% of the vote and leading by a seven-point margin — were a major blow to Democrats’ anti-Trump efforts, and to the media’s expectations, after Gianforte had allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter before his final campaign event on Wednesday.

Montanans are “sending a wake-up call to the Washington D.C. establishment,” Gianforte told a jubilant crowd outside his campaign headquarters, after multiple outlets called the race.

That they are. The DC sewer rats, however, are desperately slapping the snooze button:

GOP strategist Rick Wilson lamented this “Trump effect.”

“This Gianforte assault story is one of those moments where the cultural collapse of the GOP into the Trump Troll Party is captured,” Wilson tweeted. He attacked those who might defend “someone assaulting a reporter because ‘duh lubrul media lies.'”

Wilson asked, “Are you so past the rule of law, and lack so much confidence in your ideas that this is where you take political satisfaction? Because if this is where you are, you’re not a party; you’re a mob. If this is where you are, you’re not a conservative; you’re trash.”

Get bent, loser. You and the rest of the Vichy Republicans are long past your sell-by date.

The GOP strategist concluded by saying, “If you’re a Republican or conservative defending this, please stop identifying yourself as either.”

Happy to, fuckface. In fact, a lot of us are way, way ahead of you on that. Now you just trot on off and joyously wag your little tail for your Democrat Socialist masters, and collect your pat on the head for doing their bidding like you were told.

While many Republicans might side with Wilson on this, Trump supporters are sick of the GOP playing by “politically correct” rules. They might defend Gianforte — and be willing to send him extra money after the assault — because he is not afraid to fight back.

Bingo.

This particular Twitter user might merely be trolling, but his message seems to fit this mentality. “I just voted for Greg Gianforte because our founding fathers used to duel to the death over arguments and they weren’t deemed ‘unfit,'” a user named (Zombie_Cartman) who identified himself as “a 35 year old former Marine/full time gamer/ninja/comedian” tweeted.

Again: bingo. Shout it from the rooftops: we’re fed up. We’re fed up with liberal propagandists masquerading as honest journalists harassing us, slandering us, lying about us, and acting as if they have a God-granted right to be allowed to get away with it all. And we’re also fed up with no-ball phony “conservatives” who talk a great fight but won’t lift a finger to stop the destruction of our nation, for whom the best time to mount an effective defense is always and forever “next time.”

Those useless pissant Republicans who never saw an American value or ideal they were willing to vigorously, forcefully protect—who expect us all to just back and humbly submit to being made punching bags by the Left while being scolded for our “incivility” by the fucking Republican scum who have been selling us down the river for decades now—really need to lay off that snooze button. Failing that, they need to just hide and watch while those who are serious about making America great again roll up their sleeves, ball their fists, and get to work.

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They know not what they do

May 18th, 2017 6 comments

The Deep State makes its move, and the coup attempt grinds on.

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the announcement Wednesday evening, just over a week after President Trump suddenly fired FBI Director James Comey, whose agency was probing whether Trump has any ties to Russia.

“In my capacity as acting attorney general, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” Rosenstein said.

“My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”

Rosenstein, who was in charge of the Russia investigation since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, said a special counsel was chosen to maintain the confidence of the American people.

Yeah, right. Just like the rest of you DC slimeballs, you don’t give the smallest shit about the American people. You’re just another alligator, with an alligator’s natural reaction to the prospect of the swamp being drained. And you just brought Civil War v2.0 that much closer.

Can you name, ladies and gentlemen — this is a little test here — can you name a single crime that Trump has committed in the last 10 days? Can you name a single error? Now, you might want to say the timing of Comey’s firing is an error. But I’m talking about they’re whispering, starting to shout impeachment.

Can anybody name for me anything approaching an impeachable offense in the last ten days? Can anybody tell me of anything that has been established as rock solid with evidence in the Drive-By Media of any impeachable act by Donald Trump, ever?

What, you can’t? Well, it obviously has to exist, right, or they wouldn’t be talking about impeachment, right? I mean, there’s gotta be some crime. They’re talking about a special counsel, independent prosecutor. There has to be a crime for that. What’s the crime? Firing Comey is not a crime.

By the way, ladies and gentlemen, are you aware — you may not be — are you aware that the Constitution of the United States does not even discuss the FBI director? Are you aware that the Constitution of the United States doesn’t talk about the FBI director? There’s no such thing as the FBI director in the Constitution of the United States. (interruption) What do you mean, what do I mean?

What I mean is, then why is the FBI director being put on a higher power pedestal than the president of the United States? There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president can’t fire the FBI director because there’s nothing in the Constitution about the FBI director.

We all have to get past the notion that the Constitution is in any way relevant, and that the will of the people as expressed in the last election matters in the least to the Ruling Class denizens of the DC swamp. By their dim lights, we chose to elect someone they consider unacceptable. They will not tolerate such insolence from the likes of us; they will undo that error by any means they can contrive.

They have been hammering this nail for ten months, and they don’t have one shred more of “evidence” now than they did then. But they’ve taken it upon themselves to appoint a “special prosecutor”—whose mandate and power is pretty much open-ended and boundless—to investigate…WHAT, exactly?

No one can say—because this “special prosecutor” isn’t really expected to uncover evidence of any “crime.” The special prosecutor’s job is to cripple and hopefully remove Trump, or at least force his resignation: to right the hideous wrong done by the American people in daring to elect him, and to restore those alligators to their rightful positions as unquestioned lords of the DC swamp.

They will not stop. They will have to BE stopped. This nefarious, audacious move makes it clear that that is never going to happen without bloodshed. I knew the miserable vermin would fight hard to keep their power and perks, but I have to admit I didn’t really expect them to go so far as to risk the kind of serious upheaval they are now flouting.

Well, so be it. Our would-be DC masters have sown the wind. Reaping time is a-coming. And let’s not make any mistakes about who the enemy is either, or waste any time making artificial distinctions between slimy fucking rats:

With the Democrats and the media out there howling like wolves over investigation, why isn’t it automatically considered impossible because Trump is a Republican, and the Republicans own the House, and there’s no way we would think that the Republicans are ever gonna vote out articles of impeachment against one of their own? Especially with no evidence of anything yet. There’s no crime. Nobody has a crime. Folks, if there had been a crime, you would know it.

That would be all they’re talking about. They’re trying to make you think crimes occurred. They’re trying to make you think obstruction has taken place here. I made the observation the other day: Where are the Republicans? They’re making no effort to defend the president. The president, as I’ve been maintaining, all he’s got is you. You people that voted for him.

And the DC vermin have just told us exactly how much that matters to them—how much say We The People are now to be allowed in our own governance: NONE. AT. ALL.

Here’s where we are, people: you will be allowed to elect either a hard-Left Democrat Socialist, or a “moderate” Republican collaborator; no other choice is acceptable. Your diseased, almighty government will continue to grind on: stealing your freedom, spending money it doesn’t have, refusing to defend you or re-establish the national borders, expanding the blight and decay and dysfunction that is now part and parcel of American governance. Crippling the economy via regulation and punitive taxation; poking their noses into and meddling with any and every aspect of your life; hectoring you and lecturing you about your unforgivable lack of proper respect for Progressivist psychosis; vigorously restricting your right to dissent while mollycoddling and encouraging the violent thugs rioting in your cities.

You are now expected not just to humbly tolerate but actually be grateful for insults, slander, and physical assault by primordial dipshits without the slightest comprehension of how the world works. You are expected to work your ass off in order to keep these same thumbsucking, bedwetting shitweasels fed, clothed, and housed. You are expected to welcome hordes of third-world barbarians with no understanding of our culture and no interest in assimilating; their depredations against you—including harassment, gang rape, and occasional mass murder—will be met with no retaliation or even acts of self-defense from the likes of you. To even speak of them as enemies will bring virulent disapprobation at the very least.

Your compliance with your new serfdom will be tracked by cameras on every street corner. Step out of line in the smallest way, and you will assuredly be made to pay for your treasonous insubordination.

Government of the people, by the people, and for the people has now officially perished from this earth. This Deep State “special prosecutor” will be “investigating” until the day Trump leaves office, in whatever fashion that finally occurs. With this move, I now begin to doubt that he will be allowed to finish even one term. We can either decide to live with our de facto disenfranchisement, or…not. It would seem that the fecal matter is about to hit the rotary impeller. As Ace says: “They’ve engineered this coup well.”

That might very well be true. But they’re still reliant on our diffidence, our compliance, our acquiescence, to pull it off. We’ll see about that, I guess.

May God have mercy on us. And may the wheels of His justice grind surpassing fine.

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Ohh, OUCH

May 6th, 2017 Comments off

Williamson totes another righteous beating.

I make no bones about that fact I don’t like Kevin Williamson, the house rumpswab at National Review. I have no tolerance for people who put on false fronts and Williamson’s quill pen act is as phony as a three dollar bill. George Will did the same thing for decades, but he at least had a first class education and did some time as a university instructor. He was a gold-plated phony, but at least he had some credentials. Williamson has none of that. He’s just a real life version of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.

Gratuitously mocking fat guys is not a good look so I resist the temptation by doing what most everyone does and that’s avoid reading National Review. It’s not that hard as the only interesting thing about conservative commentary these days is the remarkable dullness of it.

Regular readers of this blog will know that my view of the Official Right and their slow-witted little brother, Official Libertarianism, is that they trail along behind the Progressives, as they flit from one fad to the next. Their contempt for the Dissident Right is not about ideology. It’s that they think the scruffy trouble makers to their Right make them look bad to their friends on the Left. It’s hard to make $30K from college speeches when the people running the college are blaming you for the alt-right hate-thinkers.

Maybe that’s why there is a market on the Official Right for the type of contemptuous poverty porn Williamson is peddling. The Left has made hatred of working class white people that shop at Walmart a centerpiece of their identity. Hillary Clinton ran for President on a platform of “White People Suck.” Perhaps the Official Right is just aping what they see, but with their own spin on it.

Of course they are. It’s what they do: follow the Left’s lead, do what they’re told, pretend to be in opposition as long as their subordinate place at the big DC table is reserved. Talk big, do nothing. Lap up whatever crumbs the Left deigns to throw their way, and be grateful. Crow about how things will really be different Next Time….but Not Yet. Not ever Yet.

Well, screw them, every last man Jack of them. As far as I’m concerned, the Republicrats are way more despicable than the Democrat Socialists. At least the libtards don’t make any bones anymore about their desire to see America That Was destroyed, humbled, and dragged through the sewer.

Not so with Conservative Inc. They’re way more devious, or so they’d like to think. They lie about all sorts of things, from their reverence for the Constitution to their desire for smaller government, while never harboring the slightest intention of doing anything at all about any of it. Even after being handed the Congress entire, the Presidency, and the overwhelming majority of governorships and state legislatures, they still lament their powerlessness, their hopeless inability to respond in any meaningful way to the clearly-expressed will of the people who elected them.

They’re not just liars, frauds, and cowards; they’re lickspittles and collaborators to boot—in league with those they claim to abhor, advancing an agenda they’re pledged to thwart, and hoping we won’t notice any of it.

They mouth platitudes they don’t respect, in support of an agenda the exact opposite of the one they profess in order to keep their snouts in the trough for a little bit longer. As such, their treachery is the deeper, their treason is the more grotesque; their gross infamy should trail them for a thousand years. They are as corrupt as any other mouldering, rotten corpse; for the health of the foundering Republic, their overdue excision from the body politic cannot come soon enough.

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Uniparty gotta Uniparty

May 2nd, 2017 2 comments

Just the latest knife in the back of the former Republic from the Republicrats. Nothing more, nothing less.

A deal has been reached on a $1 trillion-plus bill to fund the government for the final five months of this fiscal year, an agreement that is likely to avert a government shutdown.

After President Donald Trump backed down on funding for the construction of a border wall, some additional sticking points remained, including health benefits for coal miners, funding for Puerto Rico and an additional $30 billion for defense, delaying congressional negotiators and causing them to miss their deadline of last Friday. Congress passed and Trump signed into law a one-week extension to keep the government open and give negotiators more time.

The newly reached deal includes an additional $15 billion in defense spending, less than what Trump asked for, but still $25 billion more than last year’s spending. It also includes a permanent fix to fund coal miners’ health care instead of a temporary extension.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York called the deal “a good agreement for the American people” that “takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table.”

It’s Schemer, so you know right away that it’s nothing of the sort.

And I swear I typed in Schumer there, but autocorrect turned it into “Schemer,” so who am I to argue, eh?

“Early on in this debate, Democrats clearly laid out our principles,” he said. “At the end of the day, this is an agreement that reflects those principles.”

Well, he certainly got THAT part right, anyway. I’ll let Rush deal with the rest of this stinkburger, echoing as he does so many things I’ve said here so many times.

So Obamacare gets funded. Sanctuary cities get funded. The EPA gets funded through September. Planned Parenthood gets funded. The wall does not. So if you’re asking yourself, “Why am I voting Republican?” you have a good question.

Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?

We won the House, we won the Senate, we won the White House, and the Democrats thwarted everything we supposedly said we were going to do with our victory. Well, I don’t want to use the word “we,” ’cause I’ve got nothing to do with this. This is another reason why I do not get close to these people. I do not… I would not relish having to have you call here today and make me justify what all happened here, had I been out there promoting and ballyhooing. That’s why I keep my distance from these people, ’cause I don’t have any control over what they’re gonna do or say, what their policies are going to be.

If you’re asking, “What am I voting for Republicans for?” you have a legitimate question. This is one of the reasons Donald Trump was elected. This is the swamp. This is what needs to be drained: The way the budget happens, the way legislation happens, who’s responsible for it.

Donald Trump won the election and he ran and won on a series of issues, and all of them are embodied in this budget, and not a one of these things did Donald Trump seek the presidency by saying he was going to continue. The one thing that is not paid for in this budget is the one thing that Trump made one of his top two vote-getters, and that’s building the wall. And that of course is related to immigration.

So what explains this?

Rush knows very well what the explanation is, of course, and he goes on to spell it out just in case any of you have been asleep for the last, oh, twenty years. Bottom line, at least for me: the current supposed “two-party system” is a pure-tee sham, a misdirection intended to keep the federal Leviathan fed and growing. There is no—NO—meaningful distinction to be made between Republicrats and Demicans. NONE.

People, especially GOPe-DemSoc shills, have long simpered on about the hopelessness of ever successfully establishing a “third” party (all too conveniently forgetting just how the Republican Party came into existence in the first place). But I’m not arguing for a third party; what we really need, desperately need, is a second party. Because right now, we simply don’t have one. And until we get one, no meaningful change in the direction we’re headed has the slightest chance of being implemented—Trump or no Trump. The meaning of that couldn’t be more clear, either:

Now, Trump knew this; it’s why he ran for office. You knew it. I knew it. We all knew this. This is what being opposed to the ruling class, being opposed to the establishment is all about. But now it’s become crystal clear. Now it’s no longer a matter of speculation and theory. Now we know, we’ve just extended a federal budget all the way through September and there’s nothing in it that represents the will of the American people as expressed in the election. There’s nothing in it that represents the campaign pledges, promises, objectives of Donald Trump. Quite the opposite.

This budget is a direct slap in the face. This budget is a stop sign. And it’s throwing down the gauntlet. “You may be elected president, but you’re not getting anything. Nothing’s gonna happen here.”

And bingo, right there it is. It ain’t just Trump who’s being slapped in the face, either.

You want to tell me again all about the “will of the people,” the “consent of the governed”? First, you’re gonna have to show me where on this sad Earth it truly exists or is respected, because it damned sure ain’t here.

With every passing day, it looks more and more likely that there truly is no voting our way out of this. That thought, and the toxic, unforeseeable consequences emanating from it, ought to chill your very marrow. But like it or not, so far it remains the simple truth.

This government, illegitimate through and through, is now openly laughing at you—mocking your aspirations, scorning your beliefs, and jeering at the risible notion that there’s anything at all that you can do about it, or ever will be. They’re betting heavily on your complacency, compliance, and impotence continuing indefinitely. They’re betting on the eternal resilience of the status quo, and the sheep-like docility of the American people.

We’ll see what all that gets them in the end.

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Disgrace…or collusion?

April 20th, 2017 1 comment

Roger Simon nails it pretty good overall, but shies away from acknowledging the now-obvious.

The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace.  They can’t get it together to compromise on anything and move forward — no tax reform, no healthcare, no nothing.  They are overwhelmed by a combination of overweening ego and rigid ideology — a lethal cocktail.  What their behavior is doing is creating an inevitable situation where they lose control of Congress and ultimately the White House to the Democrats, when they had everything handed to them.  Evidently, the Republicans can’t stand prosperity.  Or maybe they really are the Stupid Party.

At the same time, the Evil Party today is worse than it ever was, an amalgamation of aging Marxist professors, snowflake Social Justice Warriors with an allergy to free speech, thugs in Guy Fawkes masks who smash windows and pick fights with just about anybody for no discernible reason, leftover identity politics exploitation hacks like Maxine Waters and equally leftover feminists, and, oh, yes, some rich Hollywood and media types who love to virtue signal their love for the common people while cavorting on a superyacht in Polynesia — not to mention lying or moronic (you pick) politicians who still insist on claiming Trump is in collusion with Vladimir Putin! Do we seriously want to give control back to them?

Of course not. But the real question is: did the Republicrats ever really want to take it away?

I have to admit I was stunned and gratified when McConnell actually did go through with invoking the Reid option to confirm Gorsuch, so maybe there is still some hope. But it couldn’t be more clear by now that most of the time, they’re going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming into fulfilling the promises they’ve been mouthing since 2010 at least.

Yes, there are some good ones alongside the DC-status-quo apparatchiks, but not all of them—maybe not even most of them—are persuaded by Trump, even yet. There will certainly be times when some truly conservative resistance to Trump’s more liberal tendencies might be perfectly in order. I don’t think that time has come yet, but I am willing to countenance the idea that it may happen.

But not yet.

All speculation aside, the fact remains: we had to go around the GOPe to get an outsider into the Presidency at long last, pushing Trump hard against the machinations of the business-as-usual types from both Uniparty wings. There’s nothing that says we must always and forever choose between two parties, and that those two parties must always and forever be the Demicans and the Republicrats. The GOP establishment needs to remember the saga of just how their party came into existence in the first place…and why.

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Rynocare fails

March 24th, 2017 2 comments

Lest any of you dared to hope that government health care was ever going away.

House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday afternoon, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn’t get a vote.

“We were very close,” Trump said in the Oval Office after the bill was pulled. “It was a very, very tight margin.”

The decision to delay the vote marks an acute embarrassment for the President, who had gambled big by presenting holdout House conservatives with a take-it-or-leave it ultimatum Thursday night and put his own credibility on the line.

But Trump repeatedly pointed the finger directly at Democrats, who all opposed the measure, rather than at his own party, which holds a significant majority in the House.

“We had no Democratic support,” he said. “I’ve been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we could do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode. It’s exploding right now.”

The failure also puts Ryan in a much weakened political position, after being defied by his own conference, which seems just as unsuited to governing in the Trump era as it was when it was effectively a protest coalition under Obama.

They’re not interested in governing. They’re interested in pretending to be in opposition while actually working to undermine any measures that might tend to truly reduce the size and power of the federal government. I’ve said it many times: federal control of health care was the Progressivist brass ring for many, many years now. They finally got it, and not one—not ONE—professional politician of either Uniparty stripe is truly willing to derail that gravy train.

As soon as the phrase “repeal AND REPLACE” entered the nomenclature, the writing was on the wall. Government healthcare, as I’ve said all along, is a permanent feature of American life now. The Progressivists won that one; the permanent-politician class, the Ruling Class, the Uniparty, won. It will never be done away with by any measure short of a shooting war. There’s only so much Trump, or any other President, can do here, and I don’t think he really sees it as the death knell of Constitutionally-guaranteed liberty and independence that it truly is anyway.

All that said, the free market will always find a way:

Two frustrated Lancaster County doctors are separately launching new family practices with an old-fashioned twist.

Instead of accepting insurance, they’re going to charge patients a monthly fee. In return, they promise unlimited visits with no copays.

“We’re looking for a way to kind of make medicine the way we envisioned it when we went to med school,” said Dr. Patrick Rohal.

So in January, he’s planning to open CovenantMD in East Hempfield Township with monthly fees ranging from $10 for children to $80 for seniors.

He anticipates offering: same or next-day visits of 30 to 60 minutes, in the office or at the patient’s home or work site; after-hours care for urgent and emergency issues; and 24/7 access via cell phone, text, email, or Skype.

He also plans “substantial cash pay discounts” on medications, lab work, and radiology.

The insurance industry as it now exists will ultimately be destroyed by federal health care, as it in fact should be; in return for an empty promise from Obama to subsidize their inevitable losses under Obamacare, they agreed to support the government-health-care abomination; Obama knifed them in the back right away, and now their doom is written on the walls in plain English for all to see who can. The Obamacare “death spiral” is no more than their treachery merits.

Meanwhile, these intrepid and daring DPC doctors are opening clinics all over the country, stepping right around the Obamacare morass and caring for patients in a creative way that serves the interests of caregivers and patients alike, without bending the knee to Leviathan in any way.

But now that Obamacare must be acknowledged as the way things are and shall remain, look for our tyrannical, grasping government to eventually attempt to seize control of the good DPC folks as well, and force them into the same subservience we all currently stagger under, one way or another. It’s just another reflection of the unalterable central truth of liberal-fascist government: it cannot, it WILL not, leave ANYONE alone. Not ever.

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. Gee, sound familiar at all?

And with that in mind, look for a whole lot of pedantic misdirection and harrumph-harrumphing from false-flag “conservatives” when they help their partners in Progressivist crime to come kick in liberty’s door once again. They’re going to for sure, and with every passing day it looks more and more like there’s only going to be one way to stop them, much as I hate to have to admit it.

Update! Thought-provoking take from Bill:

What many have missed in all the kerfuffle over this bill is that Trump has said things about it like, “If it doesn’t help the American people, I won’t sign it,” and “The smart thing would be to do nothing and just let Obamacare fall apart and fail on its own.”

This is called battlespace prep, I suspect.

Hm. Just might be; Trump is a smart guy, and I doubt he wants another failed, floundering, big-government clusterfuck known forevermore as “Trumpcare” on his hands. I still don’t think he’s entirely opposed to government-run healthcare in and of itself—I’ve never heard him express any deep philosophical objection to it that I can recall, and such wouldn’t be in keeping with some of his other professed opinions anyway—but maybe he wasn’t entirely enamored of the direction Ryanocare in particular had taken, and saw letting it die the death as more of a practical necessity than anything else. We’ll see, I guess.

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Good pick

February 1st, 2017 2 comments

I don’t have a whole lot to say about Trump’s SC pick, other than that it looks like a fine one to me. But some other folks do, and I’ll just put an “amen” to it:

My overriding reaction? Thank God, the Second Amendment is saved!

UPDATE: Some math – Alito, Roberts, Thomas, Gorsuch. If Kennedy retires and is replaced with, say, Pryor, the court will tilt solidly to the right. If Bader-Ginsberg croaks, the tilt will become a landslide.

I think both are highly likely to happen.

Now do you see why I loath the Cuckleycons who were willing to hand SCOTUS to Hillary Clinton just to “stop Trump?” I will never forgive them for that. Consider what we are going to get, versus what these asstard disgraces were working so hard to give us.

Yup. The business-as-usual GOPe, and their pundit-class (dis)spirit squad, are pretty much dead to me at this point. Sundance puts it even more strongly:

Sorry #NeverTrumpers, but you don”t get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!

Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.

That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer.

You had a choice. You chose a direction, you lost; and you damn near lost the entire friggin’ country. Just because the team you ridiculed and attacked has overcome all opposition and gained victory, that doesn’t mean you get to backtrack now and expect the bruised and bloodied recipients to forget those who launched the stones and arrows.

It was our deplorable and calloused hands that volunteered, opened our piggy banks, and held firm to support each other and our vulgarian candidate against all opposition. You were part of that opposition.

While we were getting bloodied in Chicago, Virginia and California your ilk were worried about our tone and political sensibilities. But worse than that, much much worse than that, you #NeverTrumpers broke the cardinal rule of grassroots camaraderie, you aided the other side.

While our candidate was wearing a friggin’ bullet-proof-vest to deliver Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, you took every opportunity to broadcast your litmus-test purist antagonism in every outlet you could muster.

Your arrogant self-righteous efforts not only didn’t help, but they actually opposed our common sense objective. You were as much a benefit to Hillary Clinton and Mitch McConnell as Media Matters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, perhaps even more.

This victory today is ours.  The victory belongs to all the Donald Trump supporters who absorbed your constant ridicule as fuel. The team who battled through the ridicule of the media and the ridicule of the elitist class, and stood in cold Virgina fields at 2am because we knew we needed to keep moving forward despite your efforts.

You #NeverTrump crony-constitutional purists were then, and are now, just as much a part of the problem as before – there is no place for you here, we’re deplorable. Put on your pussy hats and just go join the other side. We didn’t get your support in 2016 and we won’t need it in 2020.

They chose…poorly. Now they’ll be forced to live with it, just as they ought to. But hey, maybe George Will can get himself a job at MSNBC working as one of Rachel MadCow’s local correspondents, or in one of Soros’s rent-a-mobs.

Lastly but not leastly, Vox:

Abase yourself before the God-Emperor, #NeverTrump. Shed copious tears of self-remorse and flagellate yourself in public. Then you will be forgiven. Provisionally.

But you will never be trusted. Nor will you lead anyone’s opinions ever again. Remember, the God-Emperor’s inquisitors are watching, and they can scent heresy.

Now, get on board the Trump Train, find a turret, take the safety off, and shoot left.

They can’t. They don’t really seem to understand which way Left is, and are way more likely to shoot themselves in the foot instead.

Again, I mean.

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Another mewling loser heard from…and dismissed

January 20th, 2017 4 comments

Yet another handwringing, limpdick “conservative” argues for conserving nothing.

Amidst the schadenfreude of Hillary Clinton’s defeat and the rebuke of progressive predictions of a new age dominated by their chosen, sometimes bizarre, new mores, we need to be careful. Perhaps Clinton’s most effective ad against Trump was the one in which children watched his uncouth statements on television. I say this as a dad who has to explain to my son why the President-elect is calling people rude names, when I teach him that is wrong.

A big part of what conservatives are meant to conserve is decency, decorum, and respect. We should oppose shouting expletives at those we disagree with. We should oppose public shaming and boycotts. We should oppose cruel mockery as a legitimate means to achieve our ends.

Those on the alt-right and their apologists tell us that we must use the Left’s tactics to defeat them. This is wrong. It’s wrong because there is no distinction between tactics and politics, you cannot defeat something by becoming it.

What many on all sides are feeling these days is that we are locked in an ugly struggle with no way out. Those who believe in biology and not a sliding scale of gender are tired of being called bigots. Those who oppose abortion are tired of being called sexists. Those who do not accept their privilege and guilt are tired of being called racists.

On the Left, a terrible fear is emerging, that the outsized and ugly rhetoric that has been their calling card is about to be used against them; and that their concerns about fairness and equality are going to be set back by Trump and his band of deplorables.

And the pathetic thing is, you seem every bit as terrified by that supposedly hideous prospect as they are.

Well, hide and watch, Dainty McFailypants. No battle was ever won by curling into a fetal ball and pleading for mercy—and no conservative cause was ever advanced by being polite to Leftists. To paraphrase Lincoln’s crack about McLellan and the Army of the Potomac: if you don’t propose to do anything with the election victories we keep handing you, we’d like to borrow them for a while. As Vox says:

I don’t know what I despise more about conservatives, their fecklessness or their smug, shameless, self-righteous dishonesty. Tactics are not politics are not objectives are not ideals; just as the US Marines did not become the Wehrmacht by adopting maneuver warfare, the Alt-Right will not become SJWs due to the effective use of rhetoric and going on the offensive. The fact that the ends may or may not justify the means does not mean that the ends are the means.

American conservatism is a failed political posture; it can reasonably be described as the political philosophy of failure. That is why the Alt-Right is the only reasonable political philosophy for anyone who wishes to oppose the madness of SJWs and the Left’s dream of a fully converged social justice state. Nothing else offers more than the promise – usually false – of holding one’s political ground.

In this vein, I absolutely adore Glenn’s idea of restoring the 20 percent tax on motion picture theater gross revenues and applying it to all Hollywood products. Trump and the GOP should institute it immediately. Tax EVERY Democrat-dominated industry at the highest rate applied by the US tax code; after all, Democrats just love high taxes.

Pull some hair. Kick some ass. Bring more cowbell. Remember, the Alt-Right doesn’t believe in noble defeat, it believes in WINNING.

BINGO. Kick their asses, don’t piss on ’em. The joke Glenn mentioned that Vox refers to elsewhere in the post above is worth repeating here too:

There’s an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his little sister keeps pulling his hair.

“Oh,” responds the mother, “she doesn’t know that it hurts.”

A few minutes later, the mother hears the girl scream and runs into the other room. “She knows now,” the boy explains.

There’s a lesson for Republicans in that old joke, if they’re smart enough to absorb it.

They’re not. We’ll just have to go around them instead. And we’re going to pull some damned hair out by the roots, whole hanks of it; in the end, Left or Milquetoast Right, they’ll be damned well aware that it hurts. Another great and pertinent quote:




“A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people…better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.” Seems incredible that Joss Whedon, of all people, is a blasted Mark-1 Mod-0 Leftard when he can come up with stuff that good, ain’t it? But, well, there it is.

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Robert the Bruce Republicans ready to snatch defeat from jaws of victory

January 17th, 2017 3 comments

Sundance—one of a handful of us who were right about Trump from the start—nails ’em to a cross:

We’re rapidly entering a very familiar conservative complacency phase again.  The last two visits through this exact geography were January to March 2010, and April through July 2014.

Within the complacency phase interested observers generally forget how much corporate money is behind all of the “visible conservative opinions”, and how they are beholden to their benefactors to paint a very specific color of camouflage to the Potemkin village that disguises the UniParty.

Paul Ryan (Eric Cantor, John Boehner), Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn etc. cannot exist without an audience willing to stand at CPAC and applaud the Omnibus spending bill construction crew.

Malkin etc. will customarily lead the cheering, hat in hand.  They haz plans.

After watching the show, Pavlovs’ battered seal clappers exit the arena dosed, yet again, to ensure they don’t notice nothing ever gets accomplished.  But, don’t forget to buy the books folks… wait for the bell, pull lever, get pellet – go nap.

Watch! If this is your first time to the CONservative corporate media rodeo, you’ll see it unfold in real time. It’s as predictable as Dana Loesch selling Superbeets.

The real question, as always, remains: which of the Status Quo GOPers are merely incompetent, and which are actively in cahoots? Either way, the Hard Left agenda advances, all the Beltway apple carts remain un-upset, and that’s all that really matters in the end. Another perfect example:

West Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, generally told President-elect Donald Trump to lay off attacking Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on Saturday.

“Dude, just stop,” tweeted Amash, who linked to a tweet from Trump.

Hey Justin: you and your wonderful colleague Hillary lost. Deal with it. As for Lewis, he may be a beloved Democrat Socialist “civil rights icon” thanks to getting himself a good whomp over the head a couple hundred years ago, but what he is now is a hard-Left scumbucket, an irredeemable liar, and a complete moron…and absolutely nothing else.

Oh, and by the way, Justin: Lewis attacked Trump, not the other way around.

Fuck John Lewis, fuck Justin Amash, and fuck all Robert the Bruce RINOs, too. Right in the liver, with a rusty railroad spike. They’re all part of the problem, and as long as Donald Trump is willing to keep fighting them and brushing them aside like the ankle-biting shitweasels they are, I’m all for him.

Update! They just keep losing…and America keeps winning.

Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.

The planned U.S. investment by South Korea’s two largest automakers is about 50 percent more than the $2.1 billion they spent in the previous five-year period, Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday. The group is considering building a new factory in the U.S. and may produce Hyundai Motor’s upscale Genesis vehicles and a U.S.-specific SUV in the country, said the executive, who also oversees the strategic planning for Kia.

“We expect a boost in the U.S. economy and increased demand for various models as President-elect Trump follows through on his promise to create one million jobs in five years,” Chung said. “We will actively consider introducing new models that have increasing demand and profits.”

Well gee, whaddaya know: if you so much as talk about getting overregulation, punitive taxation, and a greedy, grasping, out of control bureaucracy out of the way, the economy comes roaring back again. Who woulda ever thunk it.

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Whither NeverTrump?

December 4th, 2016 1 comment

Walsh ponders it a bit.

The GOP now controls both elected branches of governments and, if the president-elect makes good on his promises, will soon (ideologically, at least) control the Supreme Court. So why are the Vichycons — the collaborationist #NeverTrump crew whose views are increasingly indistinguishable from the hard Left — so miserable?

Besides, what more do the die-hard dead-enders want? The misguided flap over Carrier is emblematic of their total lack of political savvy and, frankly, Christian morality. So what if, as NRO argues:

Every dollar spent subsidizing Carrier in Indiana is a dollar that could have been invested in a more productive enterprise that does not require government support, that could have put food on a family’s table or helped to fill up its retirement account. The benefits of the deal are easy to account for, but the costs are dispersed and diffused and difficult to account for, which is what makes these sorts of deals seem attractive: It is an exercise in one-sided accounting.

True conservative principles do not endorse abstract capitalism in favor of beggar-thy-neighbor when thy neighbor lives right across the street. If “true conservative principles” can live with a nation of hollowed-out towns and villages, and laugh at the inhabitants left behind, then to hell with them.

The point here is twofold: 1) Trump made a very vivid political point at minor cost to the taxpayers (who may find themselves in a similar position someday). And 2) he instantly fulfilled a campaign promise even before he has taken office. Meanwhile, poor Obama is now a shadow president, whose utterances no one takes seriously any longer, while the Left has been reduced to stuttering, incoherent rage. I’d call that a win-win.

Ahh, but there’s the rub: they’ve gotten so used to their perennial status as the Washington Generals, they simply aren’t comfortable with winning if a victory threatens to upend the cozy status quo they’ve adapted themselves to. Add to that the idea—the VERY IDEA—that the Dirt People dared to disregard their disdain for the Dirt People who simply don’t get it, who don’t understand HOW THINGS ARE DONE IN THIS TOWN, and you have a sniffy elite condescension indistinguishable from the attitude of the Democrat Socialists towards those they presume to rule.

All in all, it adds up to a very big cart full of rotten, wormy apples that desperately needed upsetting. Trump and his supporters upended it, and declared their intention to sledgehammer it into matchsticks, or to make a start at it, at least. Can anybody really expect those who have made such a nice living off the flea-bitten DC farmer’s market for so long to be happy about that? Or to just fade into irrelevancy without a long, arduous, and bitter fight?

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