web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "2020"

Let’s Talk About Beto – He’s Sure Talking About You…Racists

Westlake Legal Group AP_18273251556082-620x299 Let’s Talk About Beto – He’s Sure Talking About You…Racists Uncategorized Texas race baiting Politics little rock Hillary Clinton Front Page Stories Featured Story elections El Paso donald trump democrats clinton dinner Campaigns Bill Clinton Beto O'Rourke Arkansas Allow Media Exception 2020

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) speaks to the crowd during the “Turn Out for Texas” concert and rally at Auditorium Shores on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Austin, Texas. O’Rourke is running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his senate seat. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP Images)

 

 

Yo’ve seen it all before: Someone runs for President and starts to teach America about itself.

Beto O’Rourke wants all of you to know about all of you; and a lot of you, as it turns out, are racist.

At Saturday night’s Third Annual Clinton Dinner in Little Rock, Arkansas, Beto said…

Well, actually, let’s look at some other things he’s said up ’til now.

From “Beto O’Rourke Assigns Blame For The El Paso Shooting“:

From “Communist Revolutionary: Privileged Millionaire Beto Vows To Destroy America’s Wealth & Privilege“:

Beto — who inherited millions and married into half a billion — promised to get rid of…himself.

From “Beto Tweets Condemnation To A President Who Doesn’t Exist & Continues His Vapid Contribution To The Politics Of Nothingness“:

Recently, he let you know what’s good enough for ya:

“There have even been some who suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate. But that would not be good enough for this community. That would not be good enough for El Paso. That would not be good enough for this country.”

So only he is good enough for you.

And what’s good enough for you is for you to be told you’re racist.

So let me get this straight… Let’s assume for a moment that Beto’s referring to racism against non-whites by white people.

If true, that means here’s his plan to snag the Oval Office:

Tell the minority of people they’re being unjustly attacked by A-holes. Tell the majority they’re the A-holes.

Does that sound like a good approach to getting a winning number of votes?

Maybe it is.

I guess we’ll find out.

It seems to be working for him — so far, he might have at least 3%.

Good goin’.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Tom Arnold Says He’s Sick Of Trump Murdering Kids. But Look At Our Past – What Happened To All The 8-Year-Old Cowboys?

Justice? 5 Chicago Teens Are Charged For The Murder Of Their Alleged Burglary Accomplice – Who Was Shot By A Homeowner

Best & Stupidest This Week: The UK Wars With Cutlery, Offers Knife-Free Chicken Boxes & Tales Of Murder For Dinner

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. 

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Let’s Talk About Beto – He’s Sure Talking About You…Racists appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group AP_18273251556082-300x145 Let’s Talk About Beto – He’s Sure Talking About You…Racists Uncategorized Texas race baiting Politics little rock Hillary Clinton Front Page Stories Featured Story elections El Paso donald trump democrats clinton dinner Campaigns Bill Clinton Beto O'Rourke Arkansas Allow Media Exception 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Graham: IG Report Will Be ‘Ugly and Damning’; Wants Americans ‘To Read For Themselves How Bad It Was’

Westlake Legal Group AP_18271551574033-1-620x435 Graham: IG Report Will Be ‘Ugly and Damning’; Wants Americans ‘To Read For Themselves How Bad It Was’ maria bartiromo Lindsey Graham Front Page Stories Featured Story DOJ IG Michael Horowitz' report corruption Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks to media about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the state of the ongoing “investigations of the investigators.”

The first report to be released, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz’, is expected in September. Originally expected in May or June, reluctant witnesses including State Department official Kathleen Kavalec, came forward at the last minute and the additional information provided required additional work by Horowitz’s team.

Graham told Bartiromo, “I believe the Horowitz report will be ugly and damning, That report has been anticipated for months, but it has faced delays in recent months…Every time you turn around you find something new. Mr. Horowitz is doing a very in-depth dive.”

His committee is waiting for the IG report to come out before calling their own list of witnesses. For starters, he will call one-time Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos to testify before his committee.

Graham said, “I want to declassify as much as possible … I don’t want people to believe what I said, I want them to read for themselves how bad it was. I want it all out, I want people to see how off the rails this investigation got, and I want people to be held accountable, and I am patient. I’m not in a hurry to do it, I want to do it right.”

Obviously, Graham is privy to far more information than we are, but even so, he still has many questions himself. He told Bartiromo he is “curious about the role the CIA played here…Who knew about this in the White House? Was President Obama briefed … I’d like to know that.”

Asked about the recently released Fox News poll which showed the top four Democratic presidential candidates ahead of Trump, he answered, “Well, I’m not buying it…Unless the President has a serious blunder in Afghanistan, he is going to clean their clock on the stage.” He believes that the Democrats’ sharp turn to the left “will lead to a Trump victory in 2020.”

He defended Israel’s decision to barr entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at economically crippling Israel.

It’s been bipartisan up to now about Israel…Israel’s enemies are enemies of the U.S. as well.

Those who want to destroy Israel want to destroy us. Name one radical Islamic group that wants to destroy the State Israel that doesn’t want to destroy America.

The policies coming out of the Democratic Party toward Israel are dangerous. Tlaib and Omar openly calling for an economic boycott of the State of Israel which will destroy the State of Israel.

The bottom line here is they are radical when it comes to Israel, they’re radical on the economy, they’re weak when it comes to fighting terrorism. Donald Trump is going to win this election because he’s been a damn good president and what they are trying to do is make America a socialist country, and that’s not going to work.

Needless to say, Graham was vehemently opposed to calls from the Democrats last week to “expand” the Supreme Court. “When you hear expanding the court, that’s code for liberals packing the court. Over my dead body, it’s not going to happen.”

The full interview can be viewed here.

A little something to look forward to after the Labor Day holiday.

 

The post Graham: IG Report Will Be ‘Ugly and Damning’; Wants Americans ‘To Read For Themselves How Bad It Was’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group AP_18271551574033-1-300x211 Graham: IG Report Will Be ‘Ugly and Damning’; Wants Americans ‘To Read For Themselves How Bad It Was’ maria bartiromo Lindsey Graham Front Page Stories Featured Story DOJ IG Michael Horowitz' report corruption Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

The Mooch and Bill Kristol Join Forces to Force Trump Off the 2020 Ballot

Westlake Legal Group ap-anthony-scaramucci2-620x429 The Mooch and Bill Kristol Join Forces to Force Trump Off the 2020 Ballot primary Politics Media Laughable Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Election donald trump democrats CNN Bill Kristol Anthony Scaramucci 2020 #nevertrump

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Noway this doesn’t succeed.

NeverTrump Godfather Bill Kristol has apparently had a discussion with Anthony Scaramucci about trying to force President Donald Trump off the ballot in 2020.

The “Never Trump” movement has a new ally: hedge fund boss Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in 2017 after serving 11 days as communications director in President Donald Trump’s White House.

Anti-Trump pundit and veteran Republican operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump this summer. Asked whether he has spoken to Scaramucci about trying to find another presidential candidate to replace Trump on the top of the GOP ticket next year, Kristol said: “Yup.”

Kristol is like the old creepy dude in his 30s who can’t hold a job down but still tries to pick up high school chicks. He just can’t accept that he’s past his prime and no longer has any influence so you get irrational, flailing attempts at gaining relevance like this.

He tried to mount a challenger to Trump in 2016 after the primary ended and failed spectacularly. He then ran the Weekly Standard, once a stalwart conservative publication, into the grave. Because failing up is always a thing among D.C. elite though, he managed to secure funding from a left-wing billionaire to start The Bulwark, which is a blog so low trafficked that there’s noway the writers there are actually making money from what they write. How long the gravy train propping them up lasts is anyone’s guess but there’s apparently no shortage of donors willing to fall for Kristol’s continued grift.

Meanwhile, Scaramucci is in the midst of a feud with the President because that’s the timeline we live in now. After being an adamant supporter of Trump for years, Scaramucci felt he needed to start securing more TV appearances. You know, for the people or something. The quickest way to do that in today’s media environment is to become part of the #Resistance. Sure enough, the press were more than happy to reward his transformation and CNN signed him on as a regular contributor the moment he started saying Trump shouldn’t be re-elected.

These are the people we are told have “principles” and are our moral betters.

To see these two characters try to join forces is comical. It’s also a plan that’s doomed to failure. Whatever level they are truly allying, there’s exactly a 0.0% chance that Donald Trump is forced out as the Republican nominee for 2020. The only way Trump isn’t on the ballot is if he chooses not to be and that’s not going to happen. Even if there was some possible master plan to knock Trump out in 2020, it certainly won’t be carried out by Bill Kristol and Anthony freaking Scaramucci.

These people are nothing by con artists desperate for their next score.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post The Mooch and Bill Kristol Join Forces to Force Trump Off the 2020 Ballot appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group kristol-npc-300x300 The Mooch and Bill Kristol Join Forces to Force Trump Off the 2020 Ballot primary Politics Media Laughable Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Election donald trump democrats CNN Bill Kristol Anthony Scaramucci 2020 #nevertrump   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

The NeverTrumpers Rediscover the Binary Election

Westlake Legal Group AP_18264522041517-620x317 The NeverTrumpers Rediscover the Binary Election Tom Nichols The Bulwark Politics Media Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats binary election Allow Media Exception 2020

Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party activist Manilan Houle, of Minneapolis, is the first person waiting in line outside a polling station in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, on the first day of early voting in Minnesota in the 2018 midterm elections. Minnesota law allowed in-person voting to begin Friday — a full 46 days early — making it the first battleground state to begin casting actual votes in the broader fight for control of Congress. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Since 2016, it seems like there has been an effort to mainstream the argument that American elections are not binary. Not only is the idea counterintuitive (in our two party system the only possible winners are not named Evan McMullin) but is seems like that it was invented to persuade people to not vote for Donald Trump. If we go back to 2016 we can find:

The Daily Wire The Myth Of The Binary Choice
Believe it or not, this is an argument for using your vote for private virtue signaling.

Chicago Tribune (only significant because the writer is Ramesh Ponuru) You don’t have to vote for Trump or Clinton
Also an argument for using your vote for private virtue signaling.

Reason Politics ‘Is Only A Binary Choice if We Listen To the Duopoly’

Steven Hayes, then at Fox News and the Weakly Standard (not a typo) Donald Trump Is Crazy, and So Is the GOP for Embracing Him

Reason “Binary Choices” Like Trump or Clinton Are So 20th Century

The argument resurfaced at the publication directed by Charlie Three Wives the Moral Avenger, that would be The Bulwark, this past April. Here is Jonathan Last arguing that here is no binary choice Down With the ‘Binary Choice’ Nonsense. In it Last argues that the choice isn’t binary because you are voting on the future.

The reason I ask these questions is to make a point about the “binary choice” trope.

It drives me crazy when people say that an election is a “binary choice.”

When people trot out the binary choice, they’re trying to reduce the election to two defined choices whose outcomes are totally understood. They want to pretend that you know exactly what outcome you’re getting with either choice and that the outcomes stop the minute the choice is made.

In truth, an election is a choice of timelines, not people or ideologies.

And those timelines are unknowable and uncertain. They’re contingent. They stretch out into the future.

Parts of these future timelines are reasonably foreseeable: You could reasonably predict that a Clinton victory in 2016 still would have been accompanied by a Republican congressional majority. And from that you could reasonably predict that Clinton would have been a constrained chief executive.

Other parts of these timelines stretch over the horizon.

This strikes me as gibberish. If I’m in a burning car I have two choices, stay or go. It doesn’t matter that I stay because I have two toddlers in the backseat that I have to unbuckle and toss out of the car and I willingly sacrifice my life or if I’m a Bulwark staff writer on the way to work and I don’t have the ability to make a decision about what is the best form of virtue signaling. Either way I’m dead. If leave, it doesn’t matter if I run to get the fire department or stroll off to the nearest tavern to have a celebratory drink. I’m alive. In fact, the whole Flight 93 Election essay was premised on the idea that we don’t know what will happen under Trump.

2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Now, with Trump appearing to be the favorite in 2020, suddenly the Bulwark gang is rediscovering the binary election. This is from noted expert on all things expert-able, Tom Nichols.

A binary election, thanks to Trump.

This election is, like every other election for president, binary. It doesn’t matter what you do, the outcome is binary. You can decide that you don’t want to participate in that election, either by staying hope or a protest vote, but that doesn’t change the nature of the contest. There are only two people on the ballot with a chance to be president. You not voting for one of them only means that give up your vote for president.

=========
=========
Like what you see? Then visit my story archive.

I’m on Facebook. Drop by and join the fun there.
=========
=========

The post The NeverTrumpers Rediscover the Binary Election appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group AP_18264522041517-300x154 The NeverTrumpers Rediscover the Binary Election Tom Nichols The Bulwark Politics Media Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats binary election Allow Media Exception 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

In Tweet Denouncing Israel’s Decision, Biden Leaves out Fact That Obama Admin Once Made a Similar Decision

Westlake Legal Group JoeBidenIowaAPimage-620x317 In Tweet Denouncing Israel’s Decision, Biden Leaves out Fact That Obama Admin Once Made a Similar Decision The Squad Social Media rashida tlaib President Obama Politics North Carolina Minnesota Michigan Joe Biden Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats delaware Culture Campaigns bds Barack Obama anti-semitism Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a community event, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Joe Biden has enjoyed the privilege of consistently being the frontrunner in the vast majority of polling regarding Democratic candidates running for president – even when he wasn’t officially a candidate. But in spite of that, one of the most persistent criticisms of him from the progressive left is that he isn’t “woke” enough.

He found that out the hard way after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) disingenuously broadsided him at the first debate about his praising working with segregationist Senators back in the 70s in order to get things done, and for his stance at the time on busing. Though he ultimately recovered from her attack, the questions about his “wokeness” have still lingered.

On Thursday, in the midst of the wave of criticisms being directed at Israel from mostly Democrats over the country’s decision to bar BDS proponents Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) entry into their country on security grounds, Biden pounced and seized on the opportunity to win over some of his “woke” skeptics.

Here’s what he tweeted:

Biden left out that something similar also happened under the Obama/Biden administration, where the administration did a little entry barring of their own:

Hot Air‘s Karen Townsend explains in detail:

In that case, the person denied a visa to enter the United States to attend a conference was Michael Ben Ari. The reason given was that, according to the State Department, Ben Ari had ties to a terrorist group. This idea centered around Ben Ari’s conservative views and actions. He follows Kahanism ideology which means he believes that Arabs shouldn’t be living in Israel and shouldn’t have voting rights in Israel. The Kach party has been banned by the Israeli government and the U.S. State Department has labeled it a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Michael Ben Ari’s denial of entry would fall into the same category as Tlaib’s since both were denied due to their political statements. Yet Biden only voiced objection to one and that happened in the course of his Democrat primary campaign. Biden didn’t personally make the decision in 2012, of course, but I am surprised he weighed in as he did, given the dreadful relationship the Obama administration had with Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu in particular.

Whether Biden either conveniently forgot or really didn’t remember the Ben Ari denial of entry or not, his tweet denouncing Israel’s decision may not be enough for The Squad and their defenders for a couple of reasons:

1) Biden didn’t tweet about the issue fast enough for some on the left (though he posted on the issue around the same time Tlaib did and within an hour of when Omar did):

2) He noted in his tweet that he had always been a staunch supporter of Israel, which is an absolute no-no in the fever swamps of the activist left.

It would seem that matter how hard he tries, Biden just cannot be “woke” enough for the progressive left. Whether or not that ultimately works to his advantage in 2020 as more people begin to tire of The Squad’s obvious political games remains to be seen.

———
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

The post In Tweet Denouncing Israel’s Decision, Biden Leaves out Fact That Obama Admin Once Made a Similar Decision appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group JoeBidenIowaAPimage-300x153 In Tweet Denouncing Israel’s Decision, Biden Leaves out Fact That Obama Admin Once Made a Similar Decision The Squad Social Media rashida tlaib President Obama Politics North Carolina Minnesota Michigan Joe Biden Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats delaware Culture Campaigns bds Barack Obama anti-semitism Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Scaramucci talking to Bill Kristol about how to get Trump off the ticket next year

Westlake Legal Group as Scaramucci talking to Bill Kristol about how to get Trump off the ticket next year weld Trump ticket The Blog scaramucci primary kristol 2020

This would be like finding out in early 1984 that a pair of former Gerald Ford advisors were plotting to have Reagan replaced as GOP nominee by some Rockefeller Republican.

I’m … not sure you grasp where the balance of power lies in the party as currently constituted, fellas.

Is Scaramucci even a registered Republican?

Anti-Trump pundit and veteran Republican operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump this summer. Asked whether he has spoken to Scaramucci about trying to find another presidential candidate to replace Trump on the top of the GOP ticket next year, Kristol said: “Yup.”

But Kristol, who has been critical of Scaramucci in the past, wouldn’t go much further than that when describing his interactions with the former Trump surrogate.

“Have chatted with him, but working with him would be an exaggeration,” Kristol explained.

I doubt it’s even true. The “Bill Kristol trying and failing to organize a primary challenge to Trump” storyline is four years old and counting, to the point where it’s become a punchline about how ineffectual Never Trump is. I think Kristol himself probably just answers “yes” whenever he’s asked about it by a reporter anymore because he gets a laugh from the absurdity of the media still biting on this possibility. Could an insurrection against Trump led by establishmentarians be brewing within the GOP?

Ah, sure, guys. Go ahead and print that, by all means.

I do find Scaramucci to be an interesting addition to the Never Trump ranks, though, and not just because he’s an alumnus (barely an alumnus) of the Trump White House. For one thing, most Never Trumpers are diehards, who really do mean never when they say “never.” One gets the sense from Mooch that he could be back inside the Trump tent within a week, though, and that he’ll almost certainly end up voting for Trump next year on “lesser evil” grounds once the Democrats nominate some soft socialist like Elizabeth Warren. His recent spate of nastiness towards POTUS seems conditional somehow, just like Trump’s own nastiness frequently is. Either Mooch wants something from Trump and is willing to roundhouse him in the media until he gets it or it’s a pride thing triggered by Trump’s Twitter putdowns of him, with Scaramucci intent on showing that he’s capable of winning a war of words with King Troll. I feel like the rift could be healed in an instant. And yet he’s doing a solid imitation lately of a devout Never Trumper, as acidic in his assessments of Trump as, say, George Conway is.

The other thing about him is that he really is a sharp and colorful critic of Trump’s. The fact that he’s flamboyant sometimes makes him come off like just another of the clownish New York guys whom Trump traditionally has surrounded himself with, a la Michael Cohen or Dan Scavino, but he’s a Harvard Law grad who started his own hedge fund. He can put an argument together. This Vanity Fair conversation with him made me laugh more than once (Scaramucci’s print interviews, where he can cut loose, are always better than his TV interviews) but it also began — unusually for a Never Trumper — with Mooch crediting Trump on various ways in which he was more insightful about policy problems in 2016 than the rest of the GOP field. Most Never Trump commentary, even when it comes from similarly colorful critics like Rick Wilson, is relentlessly contemptuous of Trump, more or less just an exercise in inventing novel ways to insult him. Not Scaramucci’s. His grievances are more particular:

Okay, we’re putting the tariffs on; we’re taking the tariffs off; we’re putting them on; we may take them off. Hey, you can’t run a business like that if you’re a business leader. Business leaders large and small in the United States have said, “Hey, I gotta stop my capital investing. I don’t know what this guy is doing, because if he—if I start to invest in Mexico and he slaps a 20% tariff down there for some reason that I don’t understand, that’s gonna kill my business in Mexico. Let me wait this guy out.”

It’s a regressive tax. Okay, and moreover, it’s the least representative tax in our nation’s history, and let me explain why. We broke from England. We broke from them because our chant was no taxation without representation, and yet when you look at what Trump is doing with his tax, he’s using an arcane law that was established right after the Cuban Missile Crisis to give the president executive power to put on tariffs for national-security purposes, okay, and so you have one person deciding on this tax. It hasn’t gone through the legislature to be approved.

But some are less particular:

The red line was the racism—full-blown racism. He can say that he’s not a racist, and I agree with him, okay? And let me explain to you why he’s not a racist, ’cause this is very important. He’s actually worse than a racist. He is so narcissistic, he doesn’t see people as people. He sees them as objects in his field of vision. And so therefore, that’s why he has no empathy. That’s why he’s got his thumb up in the air when he’s taking a picture with an orphan. That’s why when someone’s leaning over the desk and asks [Nobel Prize–winning human rights activist Nadia Murad], “Well, what happened to your family members?”—they were murdered—he just looks at her and says, “Okay, when are we getting coffee here?”

You know, he doesn’t look at people—and by the way, if you and I were in his field of vision and he had a cold and the two of us had to die for him to get a Kleenex, you’re f***ing dead. I mean, there’s no chance. You understand that, right?

Funny, but also memorable shorthand for Trump’s narcissism. But Scaramucci goes on to criticize the emotional investment some Never Trumpers like Conway have made in hating on Trump 24/7, allowing that it may be justifiable but that it’s also counterproductive since it desensitizes people to meritorious criticism of the president. The more Trump’s enemies seem to be in the grip of “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” the easier it is to dismiss them. Mooch is going to be the restrained Never Trumper relative to the rest. At least until he’s back on the Trump train, which I’d guess will happen before year’s end.

He ends by saying that the party needs to find a primary challenger for POTUS, someone with more “panache” than Bill Weld: “We need an Arya Stark, okay? We gotta take this guy out because this is like the Night King. The minute the Night King is vaporized, all the zombies are gonna fall by the wayside, right?” Is he … suggesting himself? He also thinks Trump is going to shock the world by declaring next March that he won’t run for a second term after all, preferring to declare victory on having made America great again and bailing out rather than risk running amid an economic downturn that ends with humiliating defeat in November. I think that’s unlikely — it’d be hard psychologically for Trump to believe that the voters would reject him under any circumstances — but not impossible. It would be the ultimate Trump move, having turned the party into a personality cult devoted to him, to suddenly abandon ship in the middle of a presidential campaign with the GOP headed straight for an iceberg, whatever the ensuing chaos might mean for Republican fortunes.

The post Scaramucci talking to Bill Kristol about how to get Trump off the ticket next year appeared first on Hot Air.

Westlake Legal Group as-300x153 Scaramucci talking to Bill Kristol about how to get Trump off the ticket next year weld Trump ticket The Blog scaramucci primary kristol 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Clinton’s Deliberate, Felonious Actions Harmed National Security

Westlake Legal Group hillary-in-jail-620x425-copy-1-300x148 Clinton’s Deliberate, Felonious Actions Harmed National Security Uncategorized republicans Politics Hillary Clinton Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Cybersecurity cyber security crime corruption Clinton E-mails cia Barack Obama Allow Media Exception Abuse of Power 2020 2019 2018

Earlier today, my good friend and colleague, Bonchie, penned an excellent article about the latest twist in the Clinton e-mail saga, one that demonstrated just how dangerous her actions were to National Security. Please go have a look.

Because of his timely article, I thought I might once again review just how corrupt the FBI was, especially former Director Comey, when he “cleared” Secretary Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing. Comey’s excuse? Secretary Clinton had no intent to violate the law. Despite the fact that the applicable statute regarding the handling of classified information doesn’t require intent, the explainer below will show that there was indeed such intent and a number of people should be doing hard time.

Let me be clear at the outset; somebody committed a felony, likely several. If as some reports have indicated, there was certain overhead imagery, marked or unmarked on Secretary Clinton’s e-mail server, someone committed a serious crime. The way government information/cyber systems are set up, someone had to take a deliberate series of felonious actions in order for that imagery to get there. Period.

Instead of getting into a detailed primer on Department of Defense and Department of State electronic communications, I’ll give you the short version. This is especially important as it puts to bed the bogus argument that Clinton displayed no criminal intent during her e-mail debacle. It demonstrates that it is absoloutely certain that there were several felonies committed—no doubt whatsoever.

Although the State Department and the Department of Defense use different systems for their unclassified communications, they do share some of the same systems for their classified traffic. The unclassified systems used by Defense and State have e-mail, file sharing and teleconferencing capabilities. Those systems also have access to the Internet. Some agencies allow their employees to use their unclassified computers to conduct limited personal business, such as sending e-mails and looking at RedState online, during their breaks. These employees can also send e-mail to private addressees from this system.

The classified systems the agencies use jointly are:
SIPRNet (Secret Internet Protocol Router Network): used to transmit material that is classified CONFIDENTIAL or SECRET. It may not be used to transmit TOP SECRET material.

JWICS (Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System): used to transmit TOP SECRET information, to include highly classified satellite imagery. The JWICS system is where Private Bradley Manning likely obtained the information he later gave to Wikileaks. This is also the system the State Department uses to routinely receive and access satellite imagery and imagery analysis, along with other TOP SECRET information.

What is important to understand is that, except for extremely rare and tightly controlled circumstances, JWICS, SIPRNet and the in-house unclassified systems do not connect to each other or with outside systems. The only way to get information from one system to another is to use a system I have yet to introduce, the SneakerNet.

“SneakerNet” is IT slang, referring to someone taking information on one system, saving it to portable media, disk or thumb drive and walking (“sneakering”) it over to the other system and uploading it, thereby bypassing the procedural safeguards inherent in separate, unconnected systems. An alternative, using the same concept, would be to print the data from a JWICS terminal (possibly inside the State Department) and then scan the hard copy into an unclassified system. This method would also work were someone get access to a hard copy document or photo handed out at a meeting.

One of the advantages of this unconnected system of systems is that it virtually eliminates “spillage,” the accidental release of one level of classified information into an arena not cleared for it. If there was reconnaissance satellite imagery or analysis of that imagery on Secretary Clinton’s server or any other unclassified system, it is a virtual certainty that someone had to take a series of deliberate and felonious steps to put it there—deliberate and felonious steps.

A photo would have had to have its markings deliberately removed. Then it would have had to have been copied from JWICS onto removable media (or printed out) and uploaded (or scanned) to either an unclassified computer & e-mailed to Secretary Clinton, or directly uploaded to her server. In the case that what was on her server was merely a written assessment of what the imagery shows, the above still pertains. Someone had to make a series of deliberate decisions and steps to either copy or transcribe the assessment from JWICS and send it via a nonsecure e-mail to Secretary Clinton.

Secretary Clinton is on the e-mail record as directing staff to do just that. A few years ago, National Review published an article entitled: Clinton Pushed Aide to Strip Markings from Sensitive Documents, Send through ‘Nonsecure’ Channel. From that article (Emphasis mine)

During a 2011 e-mail exchange, Hillary Clinton urged top aide Jake Sullivan to strip classified talking points of all markings and send them through “nonsecure” means after a secure fax line failed to function. On the night of June 16, 2011, Sullivan told Clinton that important talking points on an undetermined issue would be faxed to her the following morning. When Clinton informed Sullivan that the talking points had not yet materialized, he began a frantic search for the problem. “They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax,” he wrote to Clinton 15 minutes later. “They’re working on it.” “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper with no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” Clinton replied.

What this means, is that the conversation about this being a mistake, accident, or minor error in judgment, is a flat out lie. In my humble opinion, this lie should be rolled into an obstruction of justice charge—yet another felony. If I, or anyone else with a TS clearance had treated classified information in such a fashion, we’d still be in Fort Leavenworth. Given the disclosures in Bonchie’s article, showing that Classified e-mail migrated from Clinton’s unsecure server to another G-Mail account, it’s readily apparent that the criminal crone from Chappaqua along with her coterie, needs to be locked up—and they need to do hard time.

Disclosure: The last time I personally used any of these systems was in 2012. Systems and procedures have likely changed since then.

Mike Ford is a retired Infantry Officer who writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters. He has when required, held a TS-SCI Clearance.

You can find his other Red State work here.

He is also (reluctantly) on Twitter: @MikeFor10394583

The post Clinton’s Deliberate, Felonious Actions Harmed National Security appeared first on RedState.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Vindication: Trump Gets Grilled for Claiming His Rally Attracted a Bigger Crowd Than Elton John. But Look

Westlake Legal Group elton-john-arms-open-AP-620x317 Vindication: Trump Gets Grilled for Claiming His Rally Attracted a Bigger Crowd Than Elton John. But Look Uncategorized Social Media Politics New Hampshire Manchester Front Page Stories Featured Story Entertainment Elton John donald trump Culture Campaigns Allow Media Exception 2020

Elton John performs in concert during the opening night of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour” at the PPL Center on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

 

 

On Thursday night, Donald Trump unleashed a tweet that got a heck of a blowback. After his rally in Manchester, he tweeted the following:

“Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!”

Reportedly, he was referring to the Crocodile Rocker’s 2004 triumph.

Cue the ridicule:

Ya gotta love this picture:

There’s one problem with the social media slam: Trump’s claim was actually correct.

That’s according to Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady, who oversaw the crowd count.

Here’s what he told The Daily Mail:

“[Attendance was] just over 11,500. … [T]he arena staff said Elton John was around 11,300.”

Additionally, Mitchell noted The Donald had about 8,000-9,000 fans outside the arena watching the jumbotron.

And there’s more:

“Had some more snuck in during the period when we’re trying to assess the situation and get the door closed, when we’re trying to get everyone through the mags (walk-through metal detectors), then maybe it’s 11,500-plus.”

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, just Wednesday New York Times writer Gail Collins took this jab at the Trumpster:

“Trump can’t bear suggestions that he’s not a crowd megamagnet. Every time he gets on a stage, he seems compelled to claim the audience is of epic proportions. The place is packed! Not to mention the masses waiting outside!”

If I may, I’d like to add: I really like Elton John. As a person, he seems wholly unencumbered by groupthink. He does things his way, thinks his own way, and he doesn’t care what anyone else has to say about it. In my estimation, the world could use more like him in that regard. The man dueted with Eminem — despite his anti-gay-labeled lyrics; Elton performed at the wedding of Rush Limbaugh, for Pete’s sake.

He’s his own man.

As for Rush’s nuptials, Elton offered this:

“Life is about building bridges, not walls.”

-ALEX

 

See 4 more pieces from me:

Louisiana Woman Accused Of Theft Tells Cops She Has No Idea How The Meth & Money Got There – In Her Vagina

The 10 Stages Of Genocide: A Social Media Marvel Provides A Window Into America’s Growing Mental Disorder

Best & Stupidest This Week: The UK Wars With Cutlery, Offers Knife-Free Chicken Boxes & Tales Of Murder For Dinner

A Popular Meme Points Out The Idiocy Of Democratic Dissent As Women Long To Be Free As Guns

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Vindication: Trump Gets Grilled for Claiming His Rally Attracted a Bigger Crowd Than Elton John. But Look appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group elton-john-arms-open-AP-300x153 Vindication: Trump Gets Grilled for Claiming His Rally Attracted a Bigger Crowd Than Elton John. But Look Uncategorized Social Media Politics New Hampshire Manchester Front Page Stories Featured Story Entertainment Elton John donald trump Culture Campaigns Allow Media Exception 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel

Westlake Legal Group omar-tlaib1-620x317 House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel washington D.C. The Squad Social Media rashida tlaib Politics North Carolina Minnesota Michigan Media Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture Congress bds AOC anti-semitism Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Democrats have shown time and time again that they will do almost anything to protect The Squad from hurt feelings, even if it means throwing one of their core constituencies under the bus.

Not even 24 hours after Israel announced they would bar Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) on security grounds, some House Democratic leaders are mulling over ways to punish the two Jewish ambassadors at the center of the “controversy”: Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer and U.S ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

The Miami Herald reports:

About a dozen lawmakers, including senior Jewish members, began discussions on Friday morning over ways to communicate a “deep lack of confidence and trust” in Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

The group is weighing issuing a statement of no confidence in Dermer and opening an inspector general investigation into Friedman’s conduct, the sources said.

[…]

“We are reviewing all of our options,” a senior congressional source told McClatchy. “With Dermer, the issue is that there already was a severe lack of trust. But now there is a severe lack of confidence. It is completely unclear that he represents his government given he has made promises that he has not kept and wasn’t clear if he ever had any chance of keeping.”

The Democratic lawmakers include Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York.

Another issue the Herald reported Democrats had with Dermer was the release of Omar’s and Tlaib’s planned itinerary:

Adding to their concern over Dermer’s handling of the congresswomen’s visit, Democrats were further angered after the Israelis released Omar and Tlaib’s planned itinerary and a letter from Tlaib in a public justification of the move. That action raised concerns over whether U.S. lawmakers can trust their communications with Israel’s embassy will remain private going forward.

As for Friedman, Democrats say they have similar concerns:

The group of Democrats is also considering action against Trump’s ambassador to Israel, who issued a public statement defending Israel’s decision on Thursday, citing the country’s laws against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Both Omar and Tlaib support the BDS movement.

In the morning talks, lawmakers recalled a 1975 incident in which Henry Waxman, a longtime Democratic congressman from California, was banned from Saudi Arabia after listing his Jewish background on his visa application. The State Department intervened at that time in order to ensure all members of Congress could conduct business on behalf of the government, and Waxman was allowed in.

Friedman is breaking with that precedent, they argue, by failing to stand up for members of Congress.

Let me try to unpack this to give a better idea of just how absurd and self-defeating this is for Democrats to consider doing.

First, do not a single one of them – the Jewish members especially – not see the glaring difference between Waxman being banned from Saudi Arabia over his Jewish background versus Omar and Tlaib being barred from entering Israel because of their stated support of the anti-Semitic BDS movement?

Secondly, releasing the planned itinerary was entirely appropriate as it showed it was not an attempt at breaking bread with Israeli leaders, as Tlaib and Omar had previously suggested. Plus Omar would, hours later, lie about what the visit was supposed to be about:

Thirdly, consider this: Just a few weeks ago the House overwhelmingly passed an anti-BDS resolution. Back in June, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, which included a condemnation of boycott efforts (but did not explicitly mention BDS).

Both Tlaib and Omar are on record as supporting, amplifying, and promoting the goals of the BDS movement, a movement that is unquestionably anti-Semitic.

So we’ve gone from formally condemning the BDS movement just a few weeks ago in solidarity with the Jewish community to considering attempts at punishing Jewish ambassadors over Israel’s decision to bar Omar and Tlaib from country – because they were going to use their trip to promote BDS.

To top it off, 2020 candidates for president like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are suggesting, with the full approval of Omar and Tlaib, the U.S. pull funding for Israel over what happened Thursday.

It’s almost like the Democrats want to lose in 2020.

————-
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

The post House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group omar-tlaib1-300x153 House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel washington D.C. The Squad Social Media rashida tlaib Politics North Carolina Minnesota Michigan Media Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture Congress bds AOC anti-semitism Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters

Westlake Legal Group ElizabethWarrenAPimage-620x317 Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters Social Media racism Race Politics police North Carolina New Hampshire Michael Brown Media Massachusetts Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Elizabeth Warren elections democrats Culture crime Congress Campaigns Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

If there’s one thing you can count on from Democrats, it’s that they will say and do the most deceitful things possible to further widen the racial divide. This in spite of their stated desire for “unity” and “harmony” and what not.

There is no better current example of this than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate who has been enjoying a slow but steady rise in presidential polling since May. She was in New Hampshire on Wednesday campaigning, and was asked about a controversial tweet she posted on the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown last Friday.

To recap, here’s what she tweeted:

Not only did she get fact checked on her false claim by veteran journalist Brit Hume at the time, but after his prodding, three different websites took both her and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to task that following Monday for essentially tweeting the same thing.

Both the Washington Post and FactCheck.org put out pieces on Warren’s and Harris’s tweets, noting their claims were not true:

“Harris, Warren Wrong About Brown Shooting,” read a headline Monday from the non-profit website factcheck.org.

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Monday also awarded both senators four pinocchios over their claims.

[…]

… the fact-checkers said the evidence in the case contradicts the comments by Harris and Warren: Three months after the shooting, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. And in March of 2015, a report released by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice found that Officer Darren Wilson most likely had reason to fear for his life and did not break the law when shooting Brown.

Even Vox.com, which is more openly left-wing than the Washington Post and FactCheck.org, wrote that Harris’s and Warren’s tweets about Brown were false, concluding:

Five years after the shooting, though, major presidential campaigns are still getting the details wrong.

None of this seemed to faze Warren, who on Wednesday doubled down on her claim by taking the Politifact approach to the word “murder” by essentially saying it was more about what she meant than what she actually said:

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts faced questions from back home, where the Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Police Department described as “reckless” her tweet about the five-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in a controversial officer-involved shooting.

Warren said the police “murdered” Brown.

“What matters was a man was shot, an unarmed man, in the middle of the street, by police officers and left to die,” she said. “And I think that’s where our focus should be.”

Watch video of Warren speaking to reporters about this issue below:

Hot Air‘s John Sexton is right on the money in describing why Warren’s falsehoods on the Michael Brown shooting matter:

First of all, Officer Wilson didn’t know Brown was unarmed during their encounter. What he did know was that Brown was larger and heavier and that he had already initiated a fight with a police officer including throwing punches and grabbing for his gun.

Secondly, it’s not accurate that Brown was shot and “left to die.” The final shot that stopped Brown entered the top of his head as he was charging forward. He died instantly. Warren may have been trying to allude to the fact that Brown’s body remained in the street for several hours after his death. But that’s not the same thing as being left to die.

At least she left the racial angle out of her “amended” statement on Brown’s death, but even with that said, it’s also wrong and highly irresponsible for her to continue to perpetuate the “murder” lie. She’s smearing a police officer (Darren Wilson) who President Barack Obama’s own Justice Department concluded acted in self defense.

If Warren’s point is to highlight race issues between law enforcement and the black community, she needs to find another case to reference. The Michael Brown case, with the false narratives of “hands up, don’t shoot” and “gentle giant”, is not an example of the excessive use of police force against an unarmed black citizen she claims she wants to focus on.

————-
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

The post Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group ElizabethWarrenAPimage-300x153 Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters Social Media racism Race Politics police North Carolina New Hampshire Michael Brown Media Massachusetts Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Elizabeth Warren elections democrats Culture crime Congress Campaigns Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com