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Twitter Wrongly Banned an AOC Parody Account. But is it Any Different Than the Real One?

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On Monday, Twitter banned an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez parody account, according to Fox, “apparently because it sounded too much like” the actual congresswoman in its mockery.

The account labeled itself a parody in both its name and biography. However, Twitter explained that @AOCPress was shut down because of its “misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior including attempts to manipulate the conversations on Twitter,” as per its regulations.

In other words, the account didn’t do what Twitter claimed it did.

#Baloney

The account’s creator, Michael Morrison, also got canned.

An email from the platform pointed out this, too:

“You also may not ‘post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account, or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts.’ This account will not be reinstated.”

Yappin’ to HumanEvents.com, Michael said he thinks he got the turd treatment because his creation’d become such a hit:

“In the past month and a half alone, the account grew by roughly 50,000 followers. We’ve had tweets with over 30,000 likes on them, so I think Twitter decided it was time for [the account] to go.”

It’s easy to imagine it growing, and it’s even easier to believe it could get confused with the real person — in an election for “Purveyor of the Dumbest Things Ever Said in Politics,” in a matter of mere months, the FartFighter’s elevated herself to the level of Fierce Contender (here, here, here, here, and here).

So a parody account farted back. No surprise.

But then Twitter pulled the plug…or, plugged the…you know.

And some people are protesting. Like ol’ DJTJ:

Some believe AOC is a parody of AOC, so the blur was somethin’ Twitter didn’t like:

@AOCPress isn’t the only conservative(?) tweeter getting its beak shut as of late: As I covered on April 30th, Oscar nominee James Woods got thrown into the social media slammer (here).

But have no fear: the Big Cheese is watchin’ like a hawk. And you know they ain’t gonna muzzle that squawker:

I haven’t seen @AOCPress’s material, but it is hard to imagine how one might take the absurdity of her statements and the ferocity of her misunderstanding to greater heights. She thinks everything can be free for everyone without most everyone having to pay for everything to be free for them; she asserts that we end air travel as she flies; and she gives interviews like this:



If they’re gonna ban @AOCPress for being a parody, they’d might as well close up shop for @CNN.

-Alex

P.S. Speaking of parody, why isn’t SNL milking the goldmine of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for all its worth? Maybe because of this.

 

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WATCH & LAUGH: When it Comes to Elections, Nancy Pelosi Tells New York Exactly What Kind of People Democrats Are NOT

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On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi made a pledge…

…that was ridiculous.

Referring to the potential outcome of the 2020 election — which is to say, the possibility that Trump may be re-elected — she laid out this number. At New York’s Cornell Club:

“Oh, I think we have to respect the vote of the people.”

“We,” being Democrats.

Then she went a little The Secret on us:

“Winning an election is a decision. You decide you’re going to win, and therefore, you make every decision in favor of winning.”

So they decided to lose last time?

Regardless, Nancy said Democrats are all about respecting the vote:

“We respect the vote of the people. I’m not sure that President Trump would have respected the vote of the [2018] election if we had won by a few seats, by a few votes — he would have challenged the whatever it is.”

Here it comes. Buckle up:

“But that’s not who we are.”



You heard that right, folks: The congressional leader of the Democrats — a group of people who have, for over two years, relentlessly protested the results of a presidential election — just said they are a group of people who don’t protest the results of a presidential election.

Let’s review:



And there’s also this:



And…hmmm…hold on…I’m riflin’ through my walk-in closet of examples…okay, this:



And holy cow, this:

Yeah. That sounds like who they aren’t.

Good one, Nance.

-Alex

 

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David Webb On American Culture

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During the Monday episode of his show on SiriusXM 125, David Webb had mentioned accusations from certain folks on the left that essentially made American culture out to be a bad thing, for the United States and the rest of the world. Wrapped up in the “culture” term was our economic system, our educational system and of course, our culture as culture. At the end, Mr Webb posed a question, “Is our culture bad?”

I just couldn’t let that one lie there. So, I called in to the show and actually got to speak with Mr Webb. What I told him was this…

I mentioned that both of us having been overseas, he as a Marine and I as a Soldier are very familiar with the sight on certain designated days, a line of foreign nationals stretching around the block occupied by the U.S. Embassy, waiting to apply for visas to come to the United States. Both of us have also been down Embassy Row in Washington DC. At no time have I or did Webb, ever recall seeing a line of Americans around any foreign embassy wanting to emigrate. Over in CID (Army Criminal Investigation Command) or in his case, NCIS, they’d call that a clue. Mr Webb also managed to add a few anecdotes of his own as sort of corollaries to my example. If you want to listen to these two segments, they are on Monday the 6th episode and start at 23 minutes and 2hrs, 15 minutes respectively.

Later on, in the last hour of the show, I managed to tee up with Mr Webb, the idea of revisiting the Davis-Bacon Act during the Infrastructure Bill discussions I wrote of in a previous article. More to follow on that.

You can catch David Webb, Monday-Friday, 0900-1100 EST. SiriusXM members can download broadcasts.
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The Culture Wars, Vol. #99: Mermaids, Castration and Climate Change

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Welcome to another edition of the culture wars which features six crazy stories from the past week or weeks that may have or may not have made the hallowed pages of Redstate.

DEMOCRATS SAYING AND DOING STUPID THINGS

With Joe Biden now officially in the Democratic Party sweepstakes, the humor level of that campaign has risen considerably.  At a stop in Iowa, the former vice-president offered to buy ice cream for about a dozen people waiting in line.  Maybe because the man induces slumber or maybe because Iowa voters are immune to the presence of presidential wannabes, no one took him up on the offer.  Not a good sign…

CRAZY CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS

Since we only have 10 or 12 years left, one better start listening to the crazies in London protesting about climate change.  These activists went so far as to actually glue themselves to the London Stock Exchange complete with LED lights attached warning about the impending danger of climate change.  Another enterprising activist managed to glue her breasts to the road (ouch!).  Are they aware of the environmental costs of glue?

LISTENING TO MUSIC CAUSES GLOBAL WARMING

Two European researchers recently noted that the economic cost of listening to music has decreased dramatically over the past four decades- a tribute to capitalism.  You see, people no longer really buy vinyl or CDs and instead prefer to download music and store it in the cloud.  Not good, say these researchers.  The data centers that store the music, the researchers argue, consume tremendous amounts of energy and resources.  Hence, they have a huge carbon footprint.   Say the learned professors: “The hidden environmental cost of storing music is enormous…”

LET’S SEE… WHAT’S LEFT TO BAN…

Now that Berkeley, California has banned plastic straws and plastic bags at grocery stores, they found something else to ban.  The city recently passed an ordinance that requires customers to pay a 25-cent surcharge for using a to-go coffee cup.  Next up to ban: paper napkins?

THE HEAVY HAND OF CANADIAN LAW

A judge in British Columbia has ruled that the father of a transgender daughter is guilty of “family violence” since he continues to refer to his daughter as “she.”  The protection order directs police to arrest the father if he refers to her with a feminine pronoun, call her by her birth name, or in any way interfere with her gender transition.

A MERMAID CHALLENGER

Susan Collins of Maine, who may be the last sane Democrat in the Senate, has drawn a doozy of a challenger in 2020 should she run for reelection: Bre Kidman.  The self-described Kidman is “a criminal defense attorney by day and radical/fat/queer/performance artist/musician/ activist most of the other time.”  Another biography describes them: “queer feminist lawyer/mermaid/writer/ activist and artist.”  Wait!!!  Did they say “mermaid?”

THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO ABORTION

In response to a pending bill in Illinois akin to the infanticide measure passed in New York and attempted in Virginia, one state representative, Diane Pappas, has a unique solution when she told a group of opponents to the pending the bill… well, let’s just see what she said:

with technology the way it is, we wouldn’t have an abortion problem if we applied a plan. Now, I’ve been told it’s a bit radical, but if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it’s time, to have the man decide he’s ready to begin a family…. well then problem is solved!

So there you have it- problem solved!  It also solves another problem- the shortage of choir sopranos.

Catch me again next Tuesday with another descent into the mind of the social justice warrior.

 

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Shame On Brian Sims

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RedState’s Alex Parker has recently been covering the fanatical pro-abortion antics of Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D). Apparently, he has developed some kind of obsession with stalking Planned Parenthood clinics to scream at peaceful pro-lifers.

Sims first posted a video of himself verbally abusing an elderly pro-life woman. He contemptuously calls her “an old white lady,” repeatedly yells “shame on you,” and follows her around threatening to harass her at home.

Next, he showed up at another clinic and harangued three pro-life teenage girls, offering a $100 bounty to any viewer who would expose their identities. He then turns to a young man and howls “shame” yet again.

Pro-lifers are called to be bold voices for the voiceless, and we must always stand up for them without apology. How should we respond to these militant abortion activists who pathetically attempt to shame us?

This is how.

Shame for supporting heinous barbarity that tears innocent children to pieces.

Shame for advocating merciless savagery that shatters the bones and crushes the skulls of babies.

Shame for promoting the ghastly cold-blooded poisoning of the helpless.

Shame for praising those who butcher and trash the most vulnerable among us.

Shame for endorsing a diabolical killing industry that leaves women depressed and traumatized.

Shame for doing nothing to help those women.

Shame for denying the science of personhood.

Shame for defending the organization of Margaret Sanger, who despised charity, spoke to the Ku Klux Klan, associated with Nazis and who said the disabled “should have never been born at all.”

Shame for ignoring over 19,000,000 murdered African-American babies.

Shame for the misogynistic and sexist bullying of elderly ladies, and for endangering teenage girls.

This “representative” in particular has flagrantly abused the public trust and should be expelled immediately from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Shame.

May God save this nation.

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Medicaid rule change will prevent states from doing unions’ dirty work

The unions claiming to represent hundreds of thousands of Medicaid-reimbursed homecare providers all around the country are about to have their bluff called.

On Thursday morning, the federal Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a rule change ending the despicable practice of states skimming union dues and political contributions from the paychecks of individuals providing home-based care services to low-income clients.

The move comes after a multi-year effort by the Freedom Foundation to encourage the agency to administer the program as its framers intended.

Federal Medicaid law requires payment for services be made directly to service providers. Beginning in the 1990s, however, certain states began diverting Medicaid funds to third-parties like SEIU and AFSCME from home caregivers’ wages.

In 2014, the Obama administration attempted to retroactively legitimize the enterprise by adopting a regulation inappropriately adding an exception to the statutory direct payment requirement.

A report released by the Freedom Foundation last year found that eight states — including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont and Washington — deducted nearly $150 million in union dues from the wages of more than 350,000 caregivers in 2017.

An estimated $1.4 billion in Medicaid funds has been diverted to unions since 2000.

Caregivers in Pennsylvania are now also affected.

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 2014 ruling in Harris v. Quinn, which did away with mandatory union dues and/or fees for home-based caregivers, the government employee unions designated to represent them have worked feverishly to suppress those rights.

Among their efforts is a scheme adopted by numerous states in which dues are siphoned off by the state before they ever reach the provider.

The tactic is a clear violation of federal laws, which make clear that Medicaid payments must be made directly to the intended recipient, and its only purpose was to complicate the process of opting out.

Consequently, the unions have boasted for years that the providers were content and united, and that outreach efforts to inform workers of their rights were a waste of time — notwithstanding the 50,000 workers who have already opted out on the West Coast alone.

Now the burden of proof has shifted and we’re going to see exactly how popular the unions are with their “membership.”

Once the new rule takes effect — as it should within the next 60 days or so — the unions will have to work to earn the dues of every single member.

If this sounds like a tough standard, maybe it is. But it’s exactly what private-sector businesses must do if they expect to turn a profit.

Why are the representation services offered by the unions an exception to normal economic rules, and why are they entitled a legal monopoly to spare them the painful necessity of competing in the marketplace?

Again, if public-sector unions were providing a service truly valued by their would-be members, they’d have nothing to fear from this rule change.

But they’re not, and they know it. That’s why we’re expecting they’ll fight — dirty.

But we’re ready for whatever they throw at us.

In the meantime, this is a truly historic moment — as consequential in its own way as last year’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which followed up on Harris by affirming the right of all government employees to decline union participation.

One court decision, one administrative rule change, one worker opt-out at a time, the ability of public-sector unions to corrupt the political process at every stage of American government with money confiscated from workers unwilling to give it is disintegrating before our very eyes.

And it’s about time.

Jeff Rhodes is the Managing Editor at the Freedom Foundation.

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WATCH: More Harassment from PA Rep. Brian Sims, This Time of Teenage Girls Plus the Threat of Doxxing Them

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Geez. What’s wrong with this guy?

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims — known previously for flipping the bird to the Vice President of the United States (here) and who just days ago harassed an elderly pro-life lady (here) —  is on a roll.

A video from three weeks ago surfaced Monday showing the nut offer his online audience $100 if they can identify three teenage girls praying for babies outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeastern Pennsylvania.

In the process, he condemns the girls with the greatest insult of all:

“Look — a bunch of white people standing outside of Planned Parenthood…”

The lawmaker really hates white people: In another clip I featured Monday, he downed a pro-lifer for being “an old white lady” (here).

Dear Brian:

You’re white, doofus.

If white people are no good to be doing anything, why aren’t you stepping down in shame? Give another, better race a shot at your seat.

How have we arrived at a point so dumb that white people think they’re getting a leg up in the political argument by accusing the opposition of being white people?? See more absurdity here, here, here, and here.

Brian’s apparently caught up in something that’s really taken hold of politics lately: saying things that sound good to the oneself despite making no sense whatsoever (here). After his racial insult, one of the girls — who’s dark-skinned — points out, “I’m pretty far from white.”

Also in the video, the elected official explains that the girls who are praying for the unborn aren’t Christians:

“What we’ve got here is a bunch of protesters, a bunch of pseudo-Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here.”

He offers a c-note:

“So here’s the deal, I’ve got a $100 for anyone who will identify any of these three.”

A woman with the girls explains:

“We’re actually here just praying for the babies. And we actually believe women deserve more.”

He also accosts a pro-life dude.

As noted by The Daily Wire:

After the three teens and the female adult left the area, presumably because of Sims’s antics, the Democrat approaches a male pro-lifer outside the clinic and demands his name and address. After the man calmly complies, Sims asks him why he thinks it’s “okay to tell women what’s right for their bodies.” Before the man can answer, the representative tells him he’s “not really asking” because he “[doesn’t] care.”

“Shame on you” he tells the young man.

Brian goes on to refer to the girls’ efforts as “attacks.”

Yeah — they’re the ones on the attack.

Good grief.

-Alex

 

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WATCH IN AWE: You Won’t Believe CNN’s Spotlight on an Antifa Member & its Vulgar Message to a Conservative Media Figure

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Wow. This is really one for the books.

Wanna know what CNN’s like? Look no further than their stunningly favorable interview — complimented by some groovy music — with a member of the fascistic group Antifa.

On his show United Shades of America Sunday, W. Kamau Bell welcomed a woman named Ariel wearing a bright pink hat and saying things that were, well, just take a ganders at the strangeness…

First of all, she told Kamau that fascistic group Antifa is the opposite of a fascistic group, continuing a bizarre misunderstanding that the black-masked fascists could easily resolve with a dictionary (here, here, and here).

Ariel laid it out:

“Do you approve of fascism?”

Kamau: No.

“Then you could consider yourself Antifa if you chose to. So if you’re opposed to fascism, then you are Antifa. Because it’s anti-fascism.”

That would be true — if the opposite weren’t.



She also schooled the audience with this definition:

“Do you think people deserve love? Antifa.”

Love, like vandalizing others’ property? Like arson? Like violence?

The show went on to teach people the following:

Fascism – n. An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

They then provided a diagram of left-right concepts, noting that Antifa isn’t right or left. Fascism? Top right, a bit above conservatism.

The duo tried to think of a “moderate Republican” — the mirror of moderate Democrat Hillary Clinton.

They concluded there hasn’t been one since Abraham Lincoln.

Kamau moved on to fascism:

“Now we have to talk about the stuff you see on the news. And, you know, specifically, like, you’ve actually at times had to get out there and get — and mix it up. So what was it like?”

She had to?

Ariel recounted once, at a rally, seeing a guy run toward two girls wearing hijabs. She thought he was gonna hit them, so she threw him to the ground and started punching him.

Let’s replay:

“Do you think people deserve love? Antifa.”

She then showcased her brass (or plastic?) knuckles. And a knife.

“I usually have a couple of those on me, just in case. I use it for whatever I need to use it for.”

Ariel also showcased her black mask, explained that she doxxes people, and condemned ICE as “modern-day Nazis.”

Kamau played devil’s advocate, not by pointing out that ICE is upholding the law, but rather, “these are just people who have jobs…they’re just trying to support their families.”

Once again, she referred to fascists as “they.”

The episode ramped down with Ariel’s warning for privileged “white, cisgender, heterosexual men”:

“I want you to know that, eventually, fascists will come for you, too.”

At the segment’s end, Kamau offered this staggering last-second reference to the Fox News host who previously accused him of being “a supporter of Antifa”:

“F*** Tucker Carlson.”

And we all say: “This is CNN.”

-Alex

 

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Is A Major Real Scandal About to Break Soon?

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In the third 2016 presidential debate, then-candidate Trump refused to say he would definitively accept the results of the election.  In the spin room afterwards, Hillary Clinton declared her shock that a candidate would express such a thought.  Citing the fact America had free and fair elections, she continued: “Somebody wins and somebody loses. So what he said tonight is part of his whole effort to blame somebody else for his campaign.”  Who knew at the time she was warning us about herself.

Her assumption was that she would win and Trump would disagree thus delegitimizing the results.  In the final analysis, we know that some Russian agents tried to sow discord and some of their efforts may have been with the intention to help Trump.  We now sadly know that it was also the Clinton campaign that worked with Russians through a British intermediary to compile a phony dossier on Trump.  That campaign then turned the dossier over to the FBI who then used it to spy on the Trump campaign.

We find out that Trump was right after all- the election was rigged against him.  Less than two months after taking office, Trump tweeted out the infamous message that “Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower…”  Whether there was electronic surveillance is besides the fact.  The media rushed in and called the accusation baseless and without evidence.

Consider how far we have come with this story.  We know things now we did not know when Trump fired off that message.  We know that Trump did not conspire with the Russians and we know that he did not obstruct justice of the Mueller probe.  We know that there was indeed spying on the Trump campaign, and possibly afterwards.  We now know that Trump won the election fair and square.

What we do not know is why and the who that was behind the whole Russian collusion hoax.  For more than two years we were treated to stories about the walls closing in on the Kremlin puppet in the White House.  We were told what a threat to democracy Trump was.  Most recently, announcing his entry into the Democratic 2020 sweepstakes, Joe Biden described it as a fight “for the soul of the country.”

What we are left with is a series of interactions where Trump associates talked to Russian nationals, or associates of Russian nationals, or someone who new an associate of a Russian national.  There were people who self-proclaimed their ties to the Kremlin who, we find out, were not what they advertised themselves to be.  There is nothing inherently wrong and certainly nothing illegal about talking to Russian nationals.

We found out that Attorney general Jeff Sessions was actually a jerk.  The Mueller report determined that his “talks” with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak were “brief, public and non-substantive.”  The media frenzy over those reported meetings directly led to the Sessions recusal which directly led to the Mueller probe.  The Mueller report even calls that “smoking gun” Trump Tower meeting between Natalia Veselnetskaya and Trump, Jr. as almost farcical with someone texting others to call and make an excuse to get out of the meeting.

The whole “Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress” was essentially a sub-hoax perpetuated by Buzzfeed.  Despite Cohen’s sensational testimony before Congress in an effort to ingratiate himself to prosecutors, we found out that even this “bombshell” was nothing.

Taken altogether, what we know is that the entire Russian collusion story was nothing but a huge hoax foisted upon the American public, but one we should all be worried about.  What has become increasingly clear is that there was a story developed by a strange incestuous group involving the media, the Clinton campaign, deep state Obama bureaucrats and the DNC to derail the Trump administration.

The question now remains when we will see pre-dawn raids on the homes of those who hatched the plan?  Will we see SWAT teams entering the home of James Comey at 5:30 AM with a CNN van coincidentally standing by?  Will we see FBI agents descending from helicopters into the home of James Brennan?  Clapper?  Strozk, Page, or the Ohr residence?  How about Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein and Comey who used a discredited piece of opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and DNC to obtain a FISA warrant against Carter Page?

With the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal, at least there was a stained dress.  With Watergate, at least there was a burglary, hush money and an enemies list.  With this hoax, nothing… not even Russia.  The whole Mueller investigation was launched on phony grounds.

So why persist?  The two main culprits are Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff who are basically nobodies hailing from districts where a sea slug with a “D” after its name will win an election.  It provides them with daily press opportunities to feed their worthless egos.  Nixon was accused of going after his political enemies, but what are Schiff and Nadler doing?  Further, they are dupes in the whole affair.  By going after Trump, now that they have lots of egg on their faces, they are playing the “a good offense is the best defense strategy” game.

They then shift the goal posts in the middle of the game.  The talk now is not of Russian collusion now that their last best hope let them down in that area.  The alleged acts of obstruction, however, are actions any President could have legally taken or ordered.  Even the “go light on Flynn” accusation against Trump in a conversation with Comey was resolved.  Apparently, according to the Mueller report, the request from Flynn was that the Russian response to sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration be “light,” to which Kislyak agreed.  This is the stuff of collusion?

Mueller was stifled.  The intelligent among us knew that there was no collusion and that obstruction was all they could really play.  Mueller talked a tough game in public and brooded in private.  This became apparent especially after the White House gave Mueller unprecedented access to documents and personnel.

Instead, the real scandal and the real bombshell is yet to be revealed.  And this one has already been set into motion and should become apparent in the coming months.  There is likely more evidence that it was the Obama administration that embarked on a campaign of surveillance using private contractors to go after political enemies.  There is the pending Justice Department IG report.  The Chief Judge of the FISA court, Rosemary M. Collyer, has already ruled the FBI broke the law.

According to some reports, there is a hero in all this mess- NSA Chief Adm. Mike Rogers.  It is he who went to the FISA court and informed them of illegal spying by operatives within the Obama administration.  He worked closely with Collyer over months.  Apparently, the FISA court has already informed Attorney General William Barr who lied to the court to illegally obtain warrants.

When Obama was elected, he promised to “fundamentally transform America.”  If all this comes to fruition- that the Obama administration usurped the intelligence apparatus of this country to spy on an opposing political party- it goes far beyond one election in 2016 and one candidate in Donald Trump.  The weaponization of the IRS against Tea Party Patriots focusing on intimidation and harassment are a sideshow, but indicative of the the lengths the Obama administration and the Democrats would go to “transform America.”

If the Obama administration coopted the FBI and intelligence community to spy on Trump or an opposition party, it will render Watergate nothing more than a third-rate burglary.  So while the Democrats dither away and subpoena tax records in a fishing expedition that should have every American wary, perhaps it is best to harken back to the days of Watergate and that infamous question of James Baker: “What did Obama know and when did he know it?”

The Democrats may not like the answer when all is said and done because although there may be multiple layers of plausible deniability, just seeing their asses hauled before a Senate committee and watching them squirm, or seeing Brennan, Clapper and Comey in orange jumpsuits would be sweet satisfaction for the last two and half years of the true threat to democracy they represented.

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In the third 2016 presidential debate, then-candidate Trump refused to say he would definitively accept the results of the election.  In the spin room afterwards, Hillary Clinton declared her shock that a candidate would express such a thought.  Citing the fact America had free and fair elections, she continued: “Somebody wins and somebody loses. So what he said tonight is part of his whole effort to blame somebody else for his campaign.”  Who knew at the time she was warning us about herself.

Her assumption was that she would win and Trump would disagree thus delegitimizing the results.  In the final analysis, we know that some Russian agents tried to sow discord and some of their efforts may have been with the intention to help Trump.  We now sadly know that it was also the Clinton campaign that worked with Russians through a British intermediary to compile a phony dossier on Trump.  That campaign then turned the dossier over to the FBI who then used it to spy on the Trump campaign.

We find out that Trump was right after all- the election was rigged against him.  Less than two months after taking office, Trump tweeted out the infamous message that “Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower…”  Whether there was electronic surveillance is besides the fact.  The media rushed in and called the accusation baseless and without evidence.

Consider how far we have come with this story.  We know things now we did not know when Trump fired off that message.  We know that Trump did not conspire with the Russians and we know that he did not obstruct justice of the Mueller probe.  We know that there was indeed spying on the Trump campaign, and possibly afterwards.  We now know that Trump won the election fair and square.

What we do not know is why and the who that was behind the whole Russian collusion hoax.  For more than two years we were treated to stories about the walls closing in on the Kremlin puppet in the White House.  We were told what a threat to democracy Trump was.  Most recently, announcing his entry into the Democratic 2020 sweepstakes, Joe Biden described it as a fight “for the soul of the country.”

What we are left with is a series of interactions where Trump associates talked to Russian nationals, or associates of Russian nationals, or someone who new an associate of a Russian national.  There were people who self-proclaimed their ties to the Kremlin who, we find out, were not what they advertised themselves to be.  There is nothing inherently wrong and certainly nothing illegal about talking to Russian nationals.

We found out that Attorney general Jeff Sessions was actually a jerk.  The Mueller report determined that his “talks” with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak were “brief, public and non-substantive.”  The media frenzy over those reported meetings directly led to the Sessions recusal which directly led to the Mueller probe.  The Mueller report even calls that “smoking gun” Trump Tower meeting between Natalia Veselnetskaya and Trump, Jr. as almost farcical with someone texting others to call and make an excuse to get out of the meeting.

The whole “Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress” was essentially a sub-hoax perpetuated by Buzzfeed.  Despite Cohen’s sensational testimony before Congress in an effort to ingratiate himself to prosecutors, we found out that even this “bombshell” was nothing.

Taken altogether, what we know is that the entire Russian collusion story was nothing but a huge hoax foisted upon the American public, but one we should all be worried about.  What has become increasingly clear is that there was a story developed by a strange incestuous group involving the media, the Clinton campaign, deep state Obama bureaucrats and the DNC to derail the Trump administration.

The question now remains when we will see pre-dawn raids on the homes of those who hatched the plan?  Will we see SWAT teams entering the home of James Comey at 5:30 AM with a CNN van coincidentally standing by?  Will we see FBI agents descending from helicopters into the home of James Brennan?  Clapper?  Strozk, Page, or the Ohr residence?  How about Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein and Comey who used a discredited piece of opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and DNC to obtain a FISA warrant against Carter Page?

With the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal, at least there was a stained dress.  With Watergate, at least there was a burglary, hush money and an enemies list.  With this hoax, nothing… not even Russia.  The whole Mueller investigation was launched on phony grounds.

So why persist?  The two main culprits are Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff who are basically nobodies hailing from districts where a sea slug with a “D” after its name will win an election.  It provides them with daily press opportunities to feed their worthless egos.  Nixon was accused of going after his political enemies, but what are Schiff and Nadler doing?  Further, they are dupes in the whole affair.  By going after Trump, now that they have lots of egg on their faces, they are playing the “a good offense is the best defense strategy” game.

They then shift the goal posts in the middle of the game.  The talk now is not of Russian collusion now that their last best hope let them down in that area.  The alleged acts of obstruction, however, are actions any President could have legally taken or ordered.  Even the “go light on Flynn” accusation against Trump in a conversation with Comey was resolved.  Apparently, according to the Mueller report, the request from Flynn was that the Russian response to sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration be “light,” to which Kislyak agreed.  This is the stuff of collusion?

Mueller was stifled.  The intelligent among us knew that there was no collusion and that obstruction was all they could really play.  Mueller talked a tough game in public and brooded in private.  This became apparent especially after the White House gave Mueller unprecedented access to documents and personnel.

Instead, the real scandal and the real bombshell is yet to be revealed.  And this one has already been set into motion and should become apparent in the coming months.  There is likely more evidence that it was the Obama administration that embarked on a campaign of surveillance using private contractors to go after political enemies.  There is the pending Justice Department IG report.  The Chief Judge of the FISA court, Rosemary M. Collyer, has already ruled the FBI broke the law.

According to some reports, there is a hero in all this mess- NSA Chief Adm. Mike Rogers.  It is he who went to the FISA court and informed them of illegal spying by operatives within the Obama administration.  He worked closely with Collyer over months.  Apparently, the FISA court has already informed Attorney General William Barr who lied to the court to illegally obtain warrants.

When Obama was elected, he promised to “fundamentally transform America.”  If all this comes to fruition- that the Obama administration usurped the intelligence apparatus of this country to spy on an opposing political party- it goes far beyond one election in 2016 and one candidate in Donald Trump.  The weaponization of the IRS against Tea Party Patriots focusing on intimidation and harassment are a sideshow, but indicative of the the lengths the Obama administration and the Democrats would go to “transform America.”

If the Obama administration coopted the FBI and intelligence community to spy on Trump or an opposition party, it will render Watergate nothing more than a third-rate burglary.  So while the Democrats dither away and subpoena tax records in a fishing expedition that should have every American wary, perhaps it is best to harken back to the days of Watergate and that infamous question of James Baker: “What did Obama know and when did he know it?”

The Democrats may not like the answer when all is said and done because although there may be multiple layers of plausible deniability, just seeing their asses hauled before a Senate committee and watching them squirm, or seeing Brennan, Clapper and Comey in orange jumpsuits would be sweet satisfaction for the last two and half years of the true threat to democracy they represented.

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