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The Taming of the Shrew(s)

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The Taming of the Shrew(s)

Peggy Ryan over at American Thinker has penned a great piece on President Trump’s tweets regarding Representative Omar and the rest of her ineptly named “squad.” Ms. Ryan aptly compares the the four to a shrewish wife (my license) always nagging and complaining. She also prescribes a remedy—a remedy remarkably similar to the President’s tweets on the matter. From the article.

Imagine you’re living with a significant other who despises you and informs you hourly how much.  How you chew your food, how you comb your hair, the shows you watch, your crappy friends.  Your ugly, broken down house sucks — too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, a sickly color.  This significant other would be better off living on the streets than this dump.  So how do you handle it?

The squad is our significant other.  They insult us, tear America down, berate us for being too white, too rich, too pro-Israel, too nationalist, and the list goes on.  They openly attack our friend, our greatest ally, Israel; spout anti-Semitic garbage; and pal around with terrorist groups who also hate Israel.

Like that constantly harping harridan, maybe it would be best if they left. If all they have is complaints and insults, perhaps they might be happier elsewhere.

Ryan goes on to point out the real issue at stake here and it’s not a few tweets by POTUS. It’s the ongoing leftist press (I know, redundant) and their partners the Democrats, efforts to separate the President from his supporters. Here’s the money quote

The government-media will continue to demand that the president stop these chants because they want to diffuse Trump rallies, blunt the energy, and separate President Trump from his supporters.  Stopping the chants would go a long way toward suppressing the energy, the passion. 

Ms. Ryan left out one critical set of bad actors, RINO never-Trumpers who immediately piled on with the Democrats and the press. Otherwise, she is spot on and she has a great way with words. You really should take the time to look the article over, especially the embedded video.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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Mueller Report Footnotes Reveal A Story Of Their Own

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FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

 

It’s safe to say that most Americans didn’t read the Mueller Report, let alone the footnotes.

Real Clear Investigation’s Eric Felten actually did read the footnotes, all 2,000 of them, and they tell an interesting story indeed. In fact, Felten writes that it is in the footnotes “where the strengths and weaknesses of the Mueller report are most clearly on display.” After reading his report, I believe him.

The Mueller team had no time restraints, unlimited financial resources, nearly unfettered access to documents and interviews and all those high-powered Democrats, close scrutiny reveals that it’s end product, the Mueller report, is a unsubstantive, highly partisan document.

The first major observation is how heavily Mueller and his team relied on former FBI Director James Comey’s “memos.” You recall, Comey had been in the habit of writing down notes of what had been discussed during his meetings and phone calls with President Trump because he didn’t trust him. Felten found that dozens of footnotes were based upon these one-sided accounts. He writes:

These include memos dated Jan. 7 and Jan. 28, 2017, as well as notes from Feb. 14, March 30 and April 11. Those memoranda were treated as the evidentiary gold standard by Mueller. Long stretches of the special counsel’s report hang almost exclusively on Comey’s say-so. One or another of Comey’s memos are cited some three dozen times in Volume II alone, which addresses possible obstruction by Trump.

There are many citations from an FBI interview of Comey as well as from Comey’s testimony before Congress in June 2017, after he had been fired.

As it turns out, Comey was far from an objective party throughout this political Peyton Place. In fact, if Real Clear Investigation’s Paul Sperry’s report is accurate, Comey was conducting a probe of President Trump while he assured him in person that he was not the subject of an investigation. This report, published on Monday, cited sources familiar with the DOJ IG investigation. It can be viewed here.

Regarding Comey’s bias, Felten writes:

Which means that Comey was writing his memos with an eye to swaying future legal and public opinion. Upon finishing a memo, he would run it by his top deputies (see footnotes 187 and 188 in Volume II) to make sure it served its purpose. Comey’s memos may or may not be the “strong corroborating evidence” Mueller claims, but Comey surely intended for those memoranda to establish his version of events.

This lack of skepticism about Comey’s motivation is especially jarring given footnote 544 in Volume II, which suggests a political motive and, perhaps, some lawbreaking. That’s where Mueller acknowledges that Comey arranged to have several of the aforementioned memos leaked: “Comey testified that he deliberately caused his memorandum documenting the February 14, 2017 meeting [with the president] to be leaked to the New York Times,” the footnote reads, “because he thought sharing the memorandum with a reporter ‘might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.’”

Equally disturbing were the numerous citations from media accounts of events. Mueller and his team were particularly fond of The New York Times and The Washington Post.

For example, the report states, “On July 22, 2016, the day before the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks posted thousands of hacked DNC documents revealing sensitive internal deliberations.” According to the footnote, this information comes from a Washington Post article written by Tom Hamburger and Karen Tumulty. It was entitled “WikiLeaks releases thousands of documents about Clinton and internal deliberations.”

In another example, the report states, “On December 10, 2016, the press reported that U.S. intelligence agencies had ‘concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House.’” The footnote cites an article in The Guardian, which cites articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post. The newspapers each cite “anonymous sources.”

So, the source of this “factual” material in the Mueller report was anonymous and thrice removed.

Felten found that the report referenced many primary sources, such as FBI interviews, however, much of this material was opinion rather than evidence. For example, a footnote indicates that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

“told White House officials that the FBI had told him that the FBI was closing out its investigation of him,” but that John Eisenberg, a deputy White counsel, “did not believe him.”

Let’s pause for a second and consider what the footnote appears to tell us, but doesn’t: Eisenberg’s incredulity aside, did the FBI tell Flynn it was closing out its investigation of him or didn’t it? By citing Eisenberg’s disbelief, the special counsel suggests that Flynn was lying to his fellow White House officials. But what Eisenberg believed settles nothing – he was in no position to know what the FBI had or had not told Flynn.

What about the two FBI agents (one of them the ubiquitous Peter Strzok) who interviewed Flynn? The special counsel could have questioned them separately, asking each under oath whether they had told, suggested, hinted, or in any other way made Flynn to believe he was off the hook. In this case, the sources Mueller chooses not to question are more telling than the ones he does cite.

Although the Mueller report is one of the most important political documents in recent memory, it was written by a team of Democrats, many of whom were large donors, and it relied upon the most biased sources such as Comey, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian.

And still, they found no evidence of a crime.

When the report is carefully scrutinized, we wonder why we ever gave it so much attention.

We also have to question why this investigation, if one can even call it that, took 22 months.

After all, what did they have to investigate?

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LISTEN: Analyzing California’s Plan To Cover Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has backed the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program — called Medi-Cal — to include coverage for young illegal immigrants. The California legislature agreed and recently passed a proposal to cover illegal immigrants between the ages of 19 and 26. Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank based in California, talks to The Heartland Institute about what such a proposal means for the Medi-Cal program and if the state of California can afford to tax their already overtaxed population. One criticism of the expansion is that some of the lower income legal residents of the state who still may not be impoverished enough to qualify for Medi-Cal will be taxed to subsidize people in the country illegally so that they CAN use Medi-Cal resources, a situation Pipes finds unfair and unseemly. As Newsom continues to push back against the Trump administration’s health care policy advances, Pipes says he may end up taking the state of California down a road from which it will take years to recover.

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AOC Is Accusing Border Patrol of Purposely Detaining a U.S. Citizen, Here’s the Real Story

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who’s already gotten one person killed with her false, insane rantings about concentration camps on the border, has made it her mission as a Congressional member to constantly slander the Border Patrol. Never mind that they are doing an incredibly difficult job with limited resources. Better to just accuse them of being Nazis while simultaneously refusing to give them the funding they need. Makes sense.

Here’s the latest outrage, which comes courtesy of a retweet of “Collusion” Ken Dilanian, who has a long history of taking his marching orders directly from Fusion GPS.

As usual, this sounds really bad but resembles very little of the actual truth.

Oddly enough, it was The Washington Post that managed to get to the bottom of what happened.

The reason it appears to have taken CBP and ICE so long to determine Galicia’s citizenship is because his mother, who is not a citizen, took out a U.S. tourist visa in his name while he was still a minor, falsely saying he was born in Mexico, [Claudia Galan, his attorney] said. His mother, Sanjuana, told The Post that CBP discovered the visa after fingerprinting her son. The conflicting documents only fueled the agency’s suspicion that Galicia’s U.S. documents were fake, Galan said.

This is a story that’s probably not unique. The mother, having a child that was a legal U.S. citizen, used that child’s name to fraudulently apply for a visa while marking him as being born in Mexico. This was supposedly done so that the son could travel back and forth to Mexico. But why couldn’t the son just get a U.S. Passport if he was a U.S. citizen? Well, that would be because the mother didn’t even use her real name on his birth certificate.

The undocumented mother was unable to get him a U.S. passport because when Galicia was born, Galan said, she gave a different name for herself on his birth certificate. (The birth certificate and other identifying documents were reviewed by The Post.)

All of this has rightly led CBP to suspect Galicia’s documents are fake. His mother and her attorney are trying to secure his release by presenting other documentation but it will take time to verify everything.

In the end, this is not the fault of CBP or the U.S. government. This is the fault of a mother who crossed the border illegally to give birth and then lied on his birth certificate. Showing even more contempt for the rule of law, she compounded her past fraud by applying for a U.S. visa under false pretenses. Meanwhile, CBP are left to sort through this mess, knowing that people lie about this kind of thing all the time.

Illegal immigrants are not bystanders in their ordeals. They hold responsibility for their actions. It’s completely unfair and disgusting to attack law enforcement for simply doing their jobs.

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Beto on Trump Rally: It Was Like An ‘Impromptu Nuremberg Rally’

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In case you forgot, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is still around and running for president.

O’Rourke’s star first rose thanks to the help of Hollywood stars who were so desperate to oust Cruz in Texas that they artificially inflated the value of a newbie politician and gave him a superhero makeover like only Tinseltown can do. Unfortunately no one explained to the pickup-truck-posing politico that in Hollywood guys like him only get fifteen minutes of fame.

As the clock tick’s on O’Rourke’s campaign, he’s working on the Democrat 2020 Presidential Candidate checklist line-by-line, crossing all the Ts and live streaming all the dental appointments.

  • Open borders – check
  • Condemn Trump – check
  • Immigrants, immigrants, immigrants – check
  • Chick-Fil-A rage – check
  • Gun control – check
  • Trump is a racist – check, check, check, check’

In the latest attempt to fulfill the checklist, “Beto” spoke about the now infamous Trump rally in North Carolina where some audience members began chanting “Send her back” when Trump made a reference to Ilhan Omar. But what’s an average white guy supposed to do when everyone has already used up all the good Nazi references?

Dig deeper, naturally…and dig he did. O’Rourke doubled down on the Nazi talk by suggesting in an ABC interview that the North Carolina rally looked more like “an impromptu Nuremberg rally”.

“What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally, inciting hatred and ultimately, implicit violence against people of color, people. Based on their religion and based on their difference from the majority. And it is in keeping with the president who describes Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, who describes asylum seekers as animals and an infestation. The man who calls Klansman very fine people. It very clear the path he is taking us on.”

Nazi reference – check

‘Trump called Mexicans rapists and criminals’ lie – check

‘Very fine people lie’ – checkorama!

There’s nowhere left to go for Beto. He’s been out-everymanned by Buttegieg and even his Hollywood friends have publicly recognized that their excitement for him was largely based in a desire to punish a red state. There are too many other candidates on the Democrat roster with a better “virtue” rating. How can a Hollywooder endorse the white guy who lost to Ted Cruz when they can choose a woman, hispanic man, woman of color, Black man, gay man…it’s a list too juicy for a liberal celebrity type to pass up.

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Senator Josh Hawley Has An Amazing Ally In Shooting Down Those Nonsense Charges Of Anti-Semitism

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FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in St. Charles, Mo. Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is making a bid for a third term in a state that’s trended increasingly red in recent years, setting up a nationally watched showdown that could be pivotal to party control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Last week, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley spoke at the National Conservatism Conference. The target of his speech was the social/economic class that has made a fetish out of globalism and which sees nationalism and patriotism as something to be stomped out.

What particularly drew the ire of his critics was the use of the word “cosmopolitan” which is, as we’re told, a “dog whistle” for “Jews.”

As I pointed out in my post, Josh Hawley Is Accused Of Anti-Semitism Because The Left Can Hear Dog Whistles, the only political party that has an anti-Semitism problem is the Democrats who have embraced the nuttiness of AOC, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement, and you’re the only one hearing the dog whistle, it sorta means that you’re the dog.

Now Hawley has responded with an unusual person endorsing his critique.

This video shows President Barack Obama decrying a “cosmopolitan” and “rootless” class that places financial interests above the national good. The number of people claiming he was referring to Jews was about zero. There is a good reason for that. He wasn’t and, obviously, neither was Hawley.

What the attack on Hawley shows is that there is a ready-made army of left wing pseudo-intellectuals who stand ready to manufacture charges of anti-Semitism and racism at the drop of a hat. They probably don’t actually believe what they are saying…in fact, one hopes they are guffawing and drinking good bourbon as they write otherwise one would consider them to be garden variety sociopaths…but they know it is important to accuse anyone on the right who is moving the ball down the field of some “-ism” in order to dirty them up a bit.

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#BelieveAllWomen: Bette Midler Sinks to New Lows in Victim-Shaming Post on Franken Accuser, Gets Shown the Door

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Bette Midler arrives at the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

On Monday, New Yorker Magazine published a piece aimed at rehabilitating the reputation of disgraced former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who resigned in early 2018 after 8 different women accused him of sexual misconduct or inappropriate touching.

The piece has been widely criticized because of, among other things, what some called the “slut-shaming” nature of how Franken’s first accuser, conservative Leeann Tweeden, was characterized by author Jane Mayer.

Not only that, but Mayer’s seeming newfound respect for due process less than a year after she desperately tried to get an early 1980s Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s to “remember” he allegedly committed a sexual assault against her didn’t go over well with people who remembered the thinly-sourced hit piece.

Nevertheless, Mayer is still persisting on Franken’s supposed innocence, which inspired unhinged left-wing actress Better Midler to weigh in with her own scorching hot takes on both Mayer’s article and Tweeden:

Twitter users let her have it:

Midler of all people should know better than to go the “she asked for it/slut-shaming” route. In December 2017, the same month Franken was battling allegations he had touched women sexually without their consent, Midler stepped forth with her own story about an alleged groping incident in the 1970s involving Geraldo Rivera.

In turn, Rivera said he remembered the incident differently but still apologized to Midler.

I wonder how Midler would have felt if someone posted provocative pictures of her from that time period to insinuate that she either deserved it or her story couldn’t possibly be true?

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No, Lefties, Barr Is Not Trying To ‘Gag’ Mueller

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress Wednesday, testimony that was nearly demanded by Democrats (they want to know once and for all if Mueller believes Trump obstructed justice) but ultimately welcomed by Republicans (because they can finally ask Mueller why he left so much information related to the Fusion GPS affair out of of his Russia collusion report).

No one should have expected the testimony to come without theatrics (DC is, after all, the Hollywood of the Eastern seaboard), and so it has two days before Mueller sits down before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday.

Mueller, however, has already indicated he will not go beyond the scope of his report in his testimony. This is apparently upsetting to Democrats so they got the word out via a friendly media.

Politico reported Monday (in a piece that characterizes the situation like this: “The president has accused Democrats of trying to conduct a ‘do-over’ of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election — a probe that he has falsely claimed ‘exonerates’ him.”) that negotiations for Mueller’s testimony have been shrouded in secrecy and there are concerns Democrats won’t get the answers they seek.

This led some left-leaning pundits to outright express worry the DOJ and AG Barr were attempting to “gag” Mueller, as Neal Katyal told MSNBC Monday afternoon.

But, as per usual, all one has to do is read the actual letter Barr’s office sent to Mueller instructing him not to discuss redacted information or go outside the four walls of his report because to do so would violate executive privilege. The letter clearly states they are responding to Mueller, who requested information from the DOJ, presumably because they have the last word on the legality of his testimony relevant to the investigation, about what he could and could not discuss.

And so they told him.

I write in response to your July 10, 2019 letter concerning the testimonial subpoenas you received from the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Your letter requests that the Department provide you with guidance concerning privilege or other legal bars applicable to potential testimony in connection with those subpoenas.

Democrats have an unnerving knack of turning their disappointment into conspiracy.

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Ilhan Omar Seems Determined to Make Minnesota Vote Republican

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Minnesota hasn’t voted for a Republican for president since 1972. In 2016, Donald Trump had he closest call of any GOP candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984 losing the state by ~1.5 percentage points. President Trump is predicting that he’ll take Minnesota in 2020 and in that quest he has an improbable ally, Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar. This is how Trump announced it:

Part of this is typical Trumpian bluster but a large part of it isn’t. As mt colleague, Bonchie, pointed out, Omar’s favorable/unfavorable numbers in Minnesota are in the toilet.

(BTW, I have lots of questions about this poll. Like how can she be -24 among men and -11 among women and still be +30 among Democrats? I knew a lot of Democrats were sexless drones but I never thought the number was this high.)

If this poll is even remotely accurate and Trump can force the Minnesota Democrat party, along with national Democrats, to support and defend Omar then here radical stances and anti-Semitism could easily tip the balance in Minnesota given that Minnesota has a much better economy now than it did in 2016 and Trump has the power of the incumbency.

Politico says this about the poll:

A CBS News/YouGov poll conducted last week found that while Omar has net unfavorability ratings among Americans who know her, she’s popular among Democrats and especially liberal Democrats who know her. The same poll found that a majority of Americans disapproved of Trump’s Twitter attacks on Omar and three other minority congresswomen in which he said that they should “go back” to the countries from which they came (despite all but Omar having been born in the United States).

But it seems that instances like this, in which Omar refers to Somalia as “my country” are going to make President Trump’s tweet seem less and less without basis.

Politico also touts

Following Trump’s invectives, and his singling her out at a campaign rally days later, Omar was greeted by a crowd of more than 100 people at her hometown airport last week.

They could have rounded up more that 100 people by just handing out free coffee.

This ambiguity in her national allegiance along with the original reporting done by the guys at PowerlineBlog, reporting that was shamelessly ripped off without attribution by an alleged conservative outlet, on Omar’s marriage to her brother are going to receive a lot more attention this election cycle than they would in the past because Trump is focused on Minnesota and his tweets can’t be ignored.

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Majority Sees Race Relations Improving Under Trump In the South, Race Baiters Hardest Hit

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President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

We’re supposedly living under the most racist president in recent history and it’s causing a rash of racist behavior across the United States, but oddly enough, a new poll conducted by NBC shows race relations are on the rise, especially in that supposed hotbed of racism, the south.

According to NBC News, their latest poll of the south shows that as Trump’s poll numbers rise, race relations improve:

The survey of voters in 11 southern states found 38 percent said they “strongly approve” of the way Trump’s handling his job, and 16 percent who said they “somewhat approve.” That’s up slightly from a poll in September of last year, which put his total approval at 52 percent.

More Southerners also said they think race relations in their states are improving. Twenty percent said they’re getting better, compared to 14 percent in September. The number of people who said relations are getting worse dropped significantly, from 44 percent in September to 34 percent in the current poll. A plurality of respondents, 44 percent, said they’re “about the same.”

This runs absolutely contrary to the mainstream narrative currently rolling around the country. Since before he even took office, Trump was labeled as the man who is supported by hate groups of every shade. CNN’s Don Lemon even made the wildly racist claim that Trump was inspiring the radicalization of white men.

Thing is, it’s hard to claim racism is thriving when the people aren’t being racist. With race baiting leaders looking more ridiculous than ever, the public may be in the midst of figuring out that we’re not each other’s enemies after all. In fact, racism spiked under Barack Obama, who often made race an issue.

Inflaming issues around race only causes more racism to fester, and causes people to divide further apart. Racism absolutely does exist, and not just of the anti-black variety. Racism against white people is a serious problem too. However, with leaders unable to get the “white people are evil” message to take hold half as well as it used to, race relations have begun improving.

I’d say that this is a solid lesson for people to learn, but those who push the racism narrative aren’t interesting in problem solving. So long as the hatred of racism can be exploited, race baiters will continue to push the narrative that America is a race war zone.

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