Vichy Republican John McCain Gave FISA Dossier to FBI and Media Outlets One Month After Trump’s Election

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The great Billy Joel sings “We didn’t start the fire”.

Well, according to those in the know, the late Senator from Arizona, John McCain, did.

FoxNews.com reports that

Newly unsealed court filings show how the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and an associate shared with the FBI and a host of media outlets the unverified dossier that alleged the Russians had compromising information on now-President Trump.

McCain had denied being the source for BuzzFeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but had acknowledged giving it to the FBI.

In a newly unsealed declaration from September, former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain.

In another filing, David Kramer — a former State Department official and McCain associate — said in a Dec. 13, 2017, deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele, which he then provided to more than a dozen journalists at outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. The details were first reported by The Daily Caller.

The report was also shared with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Council official Celeste Wallander and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

The filings were unsealed as part of an ongoing libel case against BuzzFeed by a Russian businessman.

In his deposition, Kramer said that McCain gave a copy of the dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey on Dec. 9. Kramer told investigators that it was the sense from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson that “having Senator McCain provide it to the FBI would give it a little more oomph than it had had up until that point.”

“I think they felt a senior Republican was better to be the recipient of this rather than a Democrat because if it were a Democrat, I think that the view was that it would have been dismissed as a political attack,” he said.

Kramer also described how BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger came to get hold of the dossier, before the outlet became the first to publish it in its entirety.

He said that he showed Bensinger the dossier in December at the McCain Institute, but did not allow him to take pictures of it. But Kramer said he left Bensinger alone to read the memos and, in that time, Bensinger took photos of the dossier.

Kramer said he panicked when he saw that BuzzFeed News had published the document in its entirety online on Jan. 10, and immediately sought to have it taken down.

“I called Mr. Bensinger, and my first words out of my mouth were ‘you are gonna get people killed,’” he said.

The FBI extensively relied on the dossier in its warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in seeking to surveil Trump aide Carter Page — even though some of the dossier’s claims have been called into question, including a claim that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague to pay off Russian hackers and other more salacious claims about Trump himself.

Back on February 1, 2018, TheHIll.com relayed a slightly different story…

“The fact that half to three-quarters of the evidence the FBI used to unleash the most awesome of surveillance powers upon Donald Trump’s inner circle came from sources tied directly to his Democratic opponent should worry us all, especially when that happened during an election,” said one senior Republican directly familiar with the evidence, describing the party’s core concerns.

“The FBI allowed itself to be used by Clinton partisans to parlay single-sourced, mostly unverified evidence into a counterintelligence probe with clear weaknesses that weren’t disclosed,” the source added.

Sources in both parties and in law enforcement say the emergence of Steele and his dossier in the summer of 2016 gave the FBI the jolt to open a full counterintelligence probe into alleged Trump-Russia collusion. 

Steele, a British intelligence officer for decades, had provided reliable evidence that helped the FBI in a prior foreign corruption case and his early package of information contained multiple allegations of Trump-Russia collusion organized and sourced liked real raw intelligence, sources said. 

So the FBI put great credence in Steele’s work product when it approached the courts for legal surveillance authority, even though much of what Steele provided could not be immediately corroborated, the sources said. 

Steele was employed by the research firm Fusion GPS, which was in turn being paid to do opposition research on Trump by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Fusion GPS was initially hired by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website backed in part by Republican donor Paul Singer, to dig into Trump. As Trump was clinching the GOP nomination, the Free Beacon told Fusion GPS to stop doing research. Fusion GPS was then hired by Clinton and the DNC through the law firm Perkins Coie.

(Now, pay attention to these next few paragraphs. Here’s the interesting part.)

Republican investigators say they have evidence that Steele first approached the FBI with his allegations on July 5, 2016, the same day then-FBI Director James Comey announced he would not pursue criminal charges against Clinton for passing more than 100 classified documents through her private email server.

Republicans believe the date of Steele’s approach to the FBI is evidence of politics, since his employer was being paid by a Clinton campaign that for months was angered by the bureau’s probe of the email controversy.

Republican investigators say it is unclear exactly when the FBI learned that Steele was being paid by Clinton’s campaign. But by late July 2016, just weeks after he first contacted the FBI, the formal counterintelligence probe was opened, the sources said.

The late Senator John McCain spent most of his political life playing both ends against the middle to his own advantage.

The fact that he facilitated the FISA Dossier getting into the hands of the Obama Administration’s FBI is not a shock to me.

And, neither is the fact that, according to the discrepancies between what the “Republican Investigators” told The Hill.com and what the newly-released transcripts reveal, some of McCain’s fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill were covering his duplicity.

McCain’s hatred for everything that Trump represented, in terms of upsetting the Washingtonian Status Quo either blinded the Senator from Arizona to the fact that he was doing Obama and Hillary’s dirty work or he knew the source of the funding for the FISA Dossier and he just didn’t care.

The second scenario would not surprise me at all.

McCain was an Old School Politician, a Vichy Republican who would screw his own political party in a heartbeat.

The word “populism” first reappeared in the American Lexicon, when Sarah Palin almost dragged John McCain’s RINO Rear across the Finish Line, in the Presidential Election of 2008.

The Grassroots Movement, which began back then, through the hard work of average Middle Class Americans, like you and me, led us to a seminal moment in American Politics. on the night of November 8, 2016.

A “Citizen Statesman”, such as our Founding Fathers envisioned, became the Republican Candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America.

Trump know that he had to build a coalition, in order to win the Presidency.

Ronald Reagan, and, I am not comparing Trump to Reagan, figured out in 1980, that, in order to win the presidency, you had to bypass the Republican Establishment and go directly to the American People.

That is exactly what Donald J. Trump did.

Looking back, I are pretty sure that the “upstart” Trump’s candidacy angered the late Senator from Arizona.

And, what better way to make sure that the Status Quo in Washington, DC would be maintained than to sabotage the presidency of a rank outsider?

Now, I realize that Senator McCain is no longer here to defend himself….but…

“At this point, what difference does it make?”

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Meghan McCain Tells Joy Behar to Stop Talking About Trump Instead of “Bush 41”

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They (Democrats) didn’t treat Bush this way when he was president, like they’re trying to act like they did not.  They gave him grief for the way he lived his life, they gave him grief for the way he was born, they gave him grief for driving around speedboats. They gave him grief for the Gulf War for kicking Saddam out of Kuwait.  “No blood for oil.”  They said that was what Bush was doing was not worth the loss of American lives.

The Democrat Party was joining with environmentalist wackos on this, and saying that Bush had a secret deal to prosper and benefit because Bush was in the oil business and so everything he was doing, even losing American lives, was so he could profit personally. Everything they continue to do today that they’re doing with Trump and this Russia collusion, they tried to do with Bush during the Gulf War I with his ties to oil.  It’s really frustrating to watch this stuff, if you have a memory and remember the way he was treated when he was president. – Rush Limbaugh 12/3/18

FoxNews.com reports that

“The View” star Joy Behar erupted when colleague Meghan McCain attempted to keep the show focused on honoring the late President George H.W. Bush, instead of Behar’s favorite punching bag, President Trump.

The show opened with a tribute to Bush and co-host Whoopi Goldberg laughed as she compared him to the current president — perhaps setting the tone for the segment. Many members of the mainstream media have used Bush’s death as an excuse to bash President Trump.

Behar was no exception when discussing Bush’s legacy, which includes a key environmental statute.

“This president that we have now is trying to unravel everything that [Bush] did and Obama did,” Behar said. “If I ever become a one-issue voter, it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect.”

McCain then interrupted, asking if they could focus on Bush, who died at age 94 on Friday.

“I don’t want to talk about Trump… we’re honoring a great president,” McCain said.

“Excuse me,” Behar snapped back. “Excuse me a second… I want to talk about the differences.”

McCain then said she wasn’t interested in Behar’s one-issue voter feelings when “a president just passed.”

Behar responded, “I don’t care what you’re interested in, I’m talking.”

The panel then erupted into a shouting match.

“I don’t care what you’re interested in, either,” McCain shouted before Goldberg quickly tossed it to a commercial break. Behar and McCain appeared to continue the feud as the camera pulled back prior to the commercial. The duo appeared to have moved on when the show return from the break.

Behar has rejuvenated her career with over-the-top anti-Trump rhetoric and last week she declared that it would be “a good day for Donald Trump to resign.” She recently apologized after saying “God forbid” Trump lives another 20 years and has come under fire for mocking Vice President Pence’s Christian faith.

Meanwhile, McCain isn’t exactly a fan of Trump herself, as the president and her father, late Sen. John McCain, had an ongoing feud until he died earlier this year. McCain, along with Abby Huntsman, offer conservative voices to the ABC News daytime chatfest.

Bush’s funeral service will be held Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

This is not the first time that the death of a political figure has been turned into the opportunity for a political rally by the Democrats.

Back in October of 2002, Minnesota Democrats used the memorial service for Democrat Senator Paul Wellstone as a political rally and an opportunity to push Walter “Fritz” Mondale as his successor.

Of course, back then, the entire nation was appalled by the Democrats’ boorish behavior and lack of decorum.

My…my…look at how far we’ve come…in the wrong direction.

The “smartest people in the room” are not even blinking an eye to their own blatant hypocrisy.

They could not stand George H.W. Bush when he was our 41st President.

Now, they want to place him on a pedestal as every available Liberal Talking Head, anchors and pundits included, laud his “bipartisanship” with every other word that they speak, using a professional Politician as a measuring stick of how to be a President in comparison to President Donald J. Trump, who has never claimed to be a politician.

Every American is entitled to their own political opinions. However, the old saying that there is a time and a place for everything still holds true.

Those overcome with Trump Derangement Syndrome, who are attacking Trump 24/7 by lauding Bush 41in tones in which they never referred to him with when he was still here to hear them, are showing as much grace and decorum as the sketch from “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour” where Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Larry The Cable Guy were talking about a relative who opened up a can of beer in the middle of a funeral and how it was not a good idea to show up drunk to a funeral. At one point, the guys were looking down into a make-believe coffin, talking about the deceased, when one of them remarked, “Wait. That ain’t Mama!”

But, I digress…

As far as “Joy-less” Behar is concerned…well…allow me to defer to Mr. Robert James Ritchie, better known as “Kid Rock”

“We can disagree and still be cordial with one another and just talk about things without going for each others throats and protesting everything.”

“God forbid you say something a little bit wrong you’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic… people need to calm down, a get a little less politically correct, and, I would say love everybody.” 

“Except I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch, everybody but that.”

About that last sentence, while I would not advocate the verb, I totally agree with his definition of the subject.

Like the rest of the Far Left Democratic Party, including the Show Biz Branches in Hollywierd and New Yawk, Joy Behar is still throwing a temper tantrum over the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.

She lives under the mistaken impression that those of us who voted for the President give a hoot ‘n holler as to her opinions of him.

What the deaths of Senator John McCain and Former President George H.W. Bush have showed to us average Americans who live between the coasts is that our perception of the Washington Establishment and the Far left Democrats sharing the common bond of Trump Derangement Syndrome has proven to be right on the money.

For those individuals to show their hatred for the President of the United States of America at such solemn occasions as the deaths of McCain and Bush 41 is unseemly…but sadly predictable.

They still don’t get it.

Or, as we say in the South,

“Well, bless their hearts.”

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

The Political Funerals of Aretha and McCain…Why It’s a Shame

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Americans tuned in to watch two memorial services and two political rallies broke out.

FoxNews.com reports that

Meghan McCain and President Barack Obama took apparent swipes at President Trump on Saturday in a eulogy for John McCain — who sparred with Trump on a number of occasions before his death last week of brain cancer. 
 
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,’ McCain’s daughter said, in what appeared to be a reference to Trump’s presidential campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”

The remarks were made during a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral for the Arizona Republican, who died last week of brain cancer.

Obama’s jabs were more subtle but still appeared to be directed at the current occupant of the White House. He derided those in politics who traffic in “bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage.”

He also attacked “a politics that pretends to be brave and tough but in fact is born of fear.”

“John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that,” he said.

It was Meghan McCain who had the most searing swipes at the president however. Notably she said that her father’s passing represented the passing of “American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

This was a continuation of a theme which began the day before at a different venue

At a funeral service in Detroit on Friday for Aretha Franklin – who died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 16 at age 76, several speakers used the occasion not only to hail the Queen of Soul but to dump on President Trump.

“You lugubrious leech, you dopey doppelgänger of deceit and deviance, you lethal liar, you dimwitted dictator, you foolish fascist,” Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “She ain’t work for you.”

Dyson was referring to a comment Trump made during a recent Cabinet meeting, recalling Franklin’s performances at a Trump casino in New Jersey soon after it opened.

The Rev. Al Sharpton also seized an opportunity to criticize the president.

“You know, the other Sunday on my show, I misspelled ‘Respect,’ and a lot of y’all corrected me,” Sharpton said, according to the Washington Examiner. “Now, I want y’all to help me correct President Trump to teach him what it means.

“And I say that because when word went out that Ms. Franklin passed, Trump said, ‘She used to work for me,’” Sharpton continued. “No, she used to perform for you. She worked for us. Aretha never took orders from nobody but God.” 

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who ran for president as a Democrat in 1984 and 1988, issued a call for voter registration.

“Aretha was on the battleground for 60 years,” Jackson told the audience. “We have long lines to celebrate death, and short lines for voting. Something is missing. If you leave here today and don’t register to vote, you’re dishonoring Aretha.”

This is not the first time that a memorial service has been turned into a political rally.

Back in October of 2002, Minnesota Democrats used the memorial service for Democrat Senator Paul Wellstone as a political rally and an opportunity to push Walter “Fritz” Mondale as his successor.

Of course, back then, the entire nation was appalled by the Democrats boorish behavior and lack of decorum.

My…my…look at how far we’ve come…in the wrong direction.

The “smartest people in the room” are not even blinking an eye to the fact that the funeral services of two disparate people, who both, right or wrong, had an effect on our nation, were used as political platforms to continue to divide this nation.

Every American is entitled to their own political opinions. However, the old saying that there is a time and a place for everything still holds true.

Those overcome with Trump Derangement Syndrome,who attacked the President at these two memorial services showed about as much grace and decorum as the sketch from “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour” where Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Larry The Cable Guy were talking about a relative who opened up a can of beer in the middle of a funeral and how it was not a good idea to show up drunk to a funeral. At one point, the guys were looking down into a make-believe coffin, talking about the deceased, when one of them remarked, “Wait. That ain’t Mama!”

But, I digress…

What the last couple of days showed to us average Americans who live between the coasts, is that our perception of the Washington Establishment and the Far left Democrats sharing the common bond of Trump Derangement Syndrome has proven to be right on the money.

For those individuals to show their hatred for the President of the United States of America at such solemn occasions as these two memorial services was unseemly…but sadly predictable.

They still don’t get it.

Or, as we say in the South,

“Well, bless their hearts.”

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

 

Since Paris: Obama Has Imported 605 Muslim Syrian “Refugees”, 2 Syrian Christians. THIS is “Not Who We Are”.

Refugees-NRD-600During the G20 Summit, held in November of 2015, the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, made the following two Statements…

  1. Here at the G-20, our nations have sent an unmistakable message — that we are united against this threat. ISIL is the face of evil. Our goal, as I’ve said many times, is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization. As I outlined this fall at the United Nations, we have a comprehensive strategy using all elements of our power, military intelligence, economic development, and the strength of our communities. We have always understood that this will be a long-term campaign. There will be setbacks and there will be successes. The terrible events in Paris were obviously a terrible and sickening setback. Even as we grieve with our French friends, however, we can’t lose sight that there is progress being made. – courtesy of whitehouse.gov
  2. …And when I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims. when I hear political leaders suggesting that there     would be a religious test for which person is fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted. When some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution that’s shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion. When Pope Francis came to visit the United States and gave a speech before congress, he didn’t just speak about Christians who were being persecuted. He didn’t call on Catholic parishes just to admit those who were of the same religious faith. He said protect people who are vulnerable. So I think it is very important for us right now, particularly those who are in leadership, particularly those who have a platform and can be heard, not to fall into that trap, not to feed that dark impulse inside of us. – courtesy of breitbart.com

As we have all come to realize…as far as Obama is concerned…HYPOCRISY ABOUNDS.

CNSNews reports that

The government has admitted 605 Syrian refugees for resettlement in the United States since last November’s Paris terrorist attack, two of whom are Christians.

The rest are 589 Sunni Muslims, 10 Shia Muslims, three other Muslims, and one refugee identified in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as “other religion.”

At the same time, the proportion of Christians among the total cohort of Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the conflict began five years ago has now dropped below two percent.

Just 55 Christians (1.9 percent) are among the 2,769 Syrian refugees admitted since March 2011, while a large majority – 2,594 (93.6 percent) – has been Sunni Muslims.

Christians accounted for about 10 percent of Syria’s population when the civil war began and Sunni Muslims for an estimated 74 percent.

Christians and other non-Muslim minorities have been targeted specifically by ISIS and other radical groups, and monitoring group estimate that more than 700,000 Christians have fled Syria since then.

Other non-Muslims among the Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. since the war began include small numbers of Baha’i (2), Yazidis (1), Jehovah’s Witnesses (8), Zoroastrians (6), atheists (3) and Syrians who have self-identified as having no religion (7).

The administration has rejected calls by some Republican lawmakers, and some GOP presidential candidates, for Syrian Christians to be prioritized in the refugee admission process.The ISIS terrorist attack in Paris on November 13 fueled concerns that the terrorist group was exploiting the flow of refugees and migrants as cover to send jihadists into the West to carry out attacks.

French authorities said two of the attackers had been carrying fake Syrian passports and warned European Union partners that “some terrorists are trying to get into our countries and commit criminal acts by mixing in with the flow of migrants and refugees.”

Last Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper affirmed during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that ISIS has done so.

“Isn’t it already proven that Mr. Baghdadi is sending people with this flow of refugees that are terrorists that – in order to inflict further attacks on Europe and the United States?” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asked him, referring to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“That’s correct,” Clapper replied. “That’s one technique they’ve used is taking advantage of the torrent of migrants to insert operatives into that flow.”

In addition, he continued, ISIS has become “pretty skilled at [producing] phony passports, so they can travel ostensibly as legitimate travelers as well.”

In December, House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said the U.S. intelligence community “has identified already individuals tied to terrorist organizations in Syria that want to exploit and get into the United States through the refugee process.”

Obama’s defense for America admitting undocumented and un-vetted Syrian “Refugees”, who have, literally, as documented, torn apart Europe, is the scolding comment, which he makes time and time again,

That’s not who we are.

“We” who, Mr. President?

Americans have been aware, for the last 7 years, that there is a great disconnect between the citizens of the United States and their president.  It’s not just his stand-offish behavior.  There’s something else going on.
He was not raised like the majority of Americans.
He didn’t have rubber dart gun wars in the neighborhood backyards.  He didn’t play Nerf football in the front yards.  He didn’t go to Vacation Bible School.  I don’t know if he was ever told to stand with his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.
It is this disconnect that is at the heart of the distrust that Americans have experienced and are experiencing, regarding the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.
Hope and Change have turned into despair and disbelief.  Obama has never understood the shared values of average Americans, because the people who raised him did not share those values, either.  It is the concern that we feel for one another, that shared American value system, that has caused a great awakening.
Allow me to tell you who “we”, the average Americans, who have been watching you tear OUR country apart for the last 7 years, are, Mr. President.
We are the men and women, who landed on the shores of an unknown, uncivilized land, in order to be free from a tyrant and, in order to be free to worship the God of Abraham as we pleased.
We are the people who defeated that same tyrant and began a nation that, despite growing pains, and a war which pitted brother against brother, became the Greatest Nation on the Face of God’s Green Earth.
We are that small band of Tennessee Volunteers, who, with Davy Crockett at the Alamo, though hopelessly outnumbered, gave their lives in defense of freedom.
We are the sons and grandsons of those brave men who landed on Normandy Beach, turning the tide of World War II.
We are the people who are the most charitable people on Earth, contributing millions upon millions of our hard-earned money to private and faith-based charities, and, who personally help our family friends, and neighbors out, when disaster strikes…OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF OUR HEARTS, NOT PRESIDENTIAL DECREE.
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We have taken in millions of immigrants, who came here legally, to start a new life in this blessed land, eager to assimilate into the American Way of Life, where, by God’s Grace…and hard work, they , too, could achieve the American Dream.
And, we are a nation, comprised of a population, of whom 75% STILL identify themselves as CHRISTIANS.
That’s who WE are, President Obama.
President Abraham Lincoln once said,
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
That is the situation that you find yourself in today, Mr. President.
Judging by your past actions, including the clandestine dissemination of the “youths” from Central and South America, who arrived here, parentless, last year, throughout our country, we “average Americans”, do not trust you and your people, when you say that you will “vet” these Syrian “Refugees”. Especially, since the overwhelming majority of them are well-fit young men with cell phones, who look like soldiers.
And, that is why we and our states’ Governors’ are standing up to your plans to disseminate these Syrian “Refugees” among us.
And now, you wonder why the majority of Americans oppose you at every turn, including calling for our Senators to block your Supreme Court Nominations in this, your last year in office?
It’s a matter of SURVIVAL.
Until He Comes,
KJ

Trump/McCain: A Tempest in a Political Teapot

Trump-Punch-600-LAWell, America’s most well-known business mogul has the Political Spotlight trained squarely on him…again.

Yesterday, USA Today posted the following article, written by Donald Trump…

John McCain has called his own constituents who want a secure border “crazies.”  No one in the news media or the establishment, including the Republican National Committee, criticized the senator for those comments.

Now, as respected reporter Sharyl Attkisson has proved point by point, the news media are also distorting my words. But that is not my point. McCain the politician has failed the state of Arizona and the country.

During my entire business career, I have always made supporting veterans a top priority because our heroes deserve the very best for defending our freedom. Our Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are outdated dumps. I will build the finest and most modern veterans hospitals in the world. The current medical assistance to our veterans is a disaster. A Trump administration will provide the finest universal access health care for our veterans. They will be able to get the best care anytime and anywhere.

Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible. McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them.

The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s. He even voted for the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, which allows Obama, who McCain lost to in a record defeat, to push his dangerous Iran nuclear agreement through the Senate without a supermajority of votes.

A number of my competitors for the Republican nomination have no business running for president. I do not need to be lectured by any of them. Many are failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector. Some, however, I have great respect for.

My record of veteran support is well-documented. I served as co-chairman of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission and was responsible, with a small group, for getting it built. Toward this end, I contributed over $1 million so our warriors can be honored in New York City with a proper memorial. I also helped finance and served as the grand marshal of the 1995 Nation’s Day Parade, which honored over 25,000 veterans.  It was one of the biggest parades in the history of New York City, and I was very proud to have made it possible.

I will continue to fight to secure our border and take care of our veterans because these steps are vital to make America great again!

Trump is known for saying what he thinks.

Just like all of us, sometimes his anger gets the best of him.

He should not have attacked McCain’s internment as a Prisoner of War.

That was something that no American should ever have to endure.

However, McCain’s record as a Center-Left, Vichy Republican, who has no love for Conservative Americans, is fair game and well-documented.

For example, here’s an article from the July 27, 2011 edition of The New York Times…

The fiery, independent version of the Republican senator from Arizona took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday morning. Demanding “straight talk,” Mr. McCain accused conservatives of abandoning reason by opposing the House Republican leader’s plan to resolve the debt crisis.

Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling.

By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial.

“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party candidates for the Senate in 2010.

Mr. McCain’s comments recall the visage of the senator prior to the 2008 presidential campaign against President Obama, when Mr. McCain eventually abandoned his “straight talk” mantra and ran as a more conventional conservative. And during Mr. McCain’s reelection campaign in 2010, he downplayed the “maverick” label that he had long proudly worn in the Senate.

But on Wednesday morning, it looked like the maverick had returned.

Mr. McCain assailed the conservative Republicans in the House who are threatening passage of the debt cutting plan by the House speaker, John A. Boehner, calling their political logic “bizarro” and noting sarcastically that they have only been in office a short time.

“Maybe some people who have only been in this body for six or seven months or so really believe that,” he said. “Others know better. Others know better.”

Yeah, Mav…that worked out.

And, just this last week, Senator McCain said this about Donald Trump, and all those who might be listening to what he has to say…

Trump has tapped into “some anger” in the state over the conditions at the border, McCain told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza in an article published Thursday.

“It’s very bad,” the Republican senator said. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”

Trump’s latest polling numbers would seem to suggest that his message is resonating with Republican voters.

McCain, a longtime supporter of comprehensive immigration reform as a member of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, noted his battles with the far right, “very extreme element” of his state’s party over the years on the issue.

Funny…polls show that most Americans continue to oppose granting amnesty to those who have entered our country illegally.

This is what I don’t understand about the Republican Establishment.

They run around telling everybody how Conservative they are, when in reality,they actually hold the same beliefs as Liberal Democrats.

Ronald Reagan gave a famous stump speech about the fact that the Republican Party at one time, needed “bold colors, not pale pastels”.

From what I’m seeing out of a lot of the Republicans right now, they’re not even presenting Americans with pale pastels.

They are showing their color to be Liberal Blue, while they claim to be Conservative Red.

It is almost as if they believe that the Political Tsunami, which resulted in Republicans holding both Houses of Congress, came about because they made themselves look like Democrats.

McCain and the rest of the RINOs need to come down off of Capitol Hill every now and then.

And, visit Realityville.

Average Americans, like you and me, living from paycheck to paycheck in America’s Heartland, do not need another Democratic Party.

If we wanted to continue to put up with their Liberal Stupidity, we would have left all of them in office.

Instead, last November, we showed them the door.

If McCain and the rest of the Vichy Republicans actually believe that they will win over the Mexican vote, or the rest of the Hispanic Vote, if by then those who are now illegal are allowed to vote, in 2016, then I have two bridges over the Mississippi River at Memphis to sell them.

Do you know why Trump is striking such a resonant chord with a lot of Americans?

The overwhelming majority of average American voters want Conservatives whose blood runs red, not Liberal squishes, who have more in common with the Democrats in the Northeast Corridor, than they do with average Americans in the Heartland.

Should Trump have said what he did about McCain’s internment as a Prisoner of War?

Probably not.

Should McCain have turned his back on America’s Conservatives, who almost succeeded in dragging him, kicking and screaming, across the Presidential Finish Line in 2008?

Nope. But, it is obvious that he values his seat at the Northeast Republicans’ Country Club Bar, more than he does our opinions.

America, despite all of the Administration’s and Main Stream Media’s Propaganda, remains a Center-Right Nation, politically.

If the Republican establishment does not come to that realization very soon, they will go down to defeat again in 2016.

They will never achieve victory by trying to push the jello of “Liberal Moderation” up a hill.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Ramadi: Obama’s War By Remote Control Has a “Minor Setback”

 

 

Knowing-NRD-600In a Sept. 13, 2007, Oval Office address, United Stated President George W. Bush warned that “Iran would benefit from the chaos” after U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

Current United States President Barack Hussein Obama should have heeded that warning before he experienced his “premature evacuation”.

Fox News reports that

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces — despite Obama administration efforts to downplay it as a short-term setback — has kicked up a sandstorm of problems for the White House: 

— The possibility that Iran-backed Shiite militias will take a lead role in the fight to retake the city; 

— Fresh political fallout over President Obama’s decision to withdraw virtually all troops in 2011 — against the advice of his top military commanders — only to watch hard-fought U.S. gains undone by ISIS; and, 

— Congressional pressure from both sides of the aisle to rethink the current anti-ISIS military strategy. 

Taken together, the problems pose a political and strategic migraine for an administration trying to manage the Iraq-Syria madness — while also forging a nuclear deal with Iran, seeking a resolution in war-torn Yemen and keeping tabs on the rest of the tumultuous post-Arab Spring nations, including Egypt and Libya. 

On Tuesday, congressional pressure mounted over the course of the U.S. military’s anti-ISIS strategy. 

House Speaker John Boehner said Obama should “start over” with his congressional request for use of military force against ISIS — a request that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Boehner said Obama needs to come up with a clear strategy, adding: “We know that hope is not a strategy. The president’s plan isn’t working.”

While skepticism from GOP leaders is hardly new, the criticism took on a bipartisan streak Tuesday as the top House intelligence committee Democrat piled on. 

“Alarm bells should be going off,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., according to The Daily Beast. Schiff reportedly questioned the current strategy that relies largely on airstrikes, and also voiced concern that the on-the-ground approach relies too much on Iran-backed militias. (At the same time, Schiff said he was “deeply disappointed” by Boehner’s call to restart talks on the authorization for use of force.) 

He’s not alone in his concerns over strategy and Iran’s role. On Sunday, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told Fox News the Shiite militias will only inflame the Sunni tribes in Iraq. As they did in the battle for Tikrit, the Shiite militias once again are being looked to by the Iraqi government to help in Ramadi.  

“I think this is a prescription for disaster,” McCaul said. 

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John McCain, R-Ariz., voiced similar concerns. 

“I think they may be able to take Ramadi back, but you know who they’re going to take it with? The Shia militias, which are Iranian-run, sponsored, trained and equipped,” McCain told Fox News. “And they are going to go into a Sunni area and they’re not going liberate, my friend. The Sunnis will never reconcile with the Shia militias, which are sponsored by the Iranians. 

“… And that, of course, will mean a lot more bloodletting.” 

Aside from concerns about Iran taking a lead role in the battle to retake Ramadi, the weekend’s defeat of Iraqi security forces marks a troubling reversal of U.S. gains in the region — Ramadi is part of the so-called Sunni Triangle, which saw heavy fighting in the intermediate years of the Iraq war. 

McCain noted that hundreds of Americans died trying to wrest Ramadi from Al Qaeda in Iraq, out of which spawned ISIS. 

“I can’t imagine what some of the troops are thinking as they see where they had such terrible sacrifices,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Fox News. 

He said, at this point, sending in a “huge new U.S. force” would be a mistake, but said the U.S. could “more effectively” use the assets it has in the region. 

“Getting [ISIS] out of these cities is going to be incredibly tough,” Gates acknowledged. But he said if ISIS is allowed to keep the territory permanently, “What you have is a cancer in the middle of the Middle East.” 

With the Obama administration again facing criticism for not keeping a residual force on the ground after 2011, Gates said the reason the country was better off in 2010 and 2011 was “we had a presence on the ground.” 

A Pentagon spokesman vowed Monday that “we will retake Ramadi.” 

A senior defense official also denied there were plans to change the approach to fighting ISIS in light of the weekend’s takeover. 

“There are no plans to change our strategy,” he said. 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that “overall,” the U.S. strategy to fight ISIS has been a success. 

In a glimmer of good news, Iraqi forces reportedly were able to repel an ISIS attack overnight in a location west of Baghdad. 

For President Barack Hussein Obama to continue to attempt to prosecute the war against ISIS by remote control, and by not even calling it “Radical Islam’, with apparently no military strategic input in place at all, is one of the silliest, and most dangerous,things I’ve ever seen in my life.

And, to compound their incompetency, they referred to this major victory, the taking of Ramadi by ISIS, as a “minor setback”.

As has been noted by several military analysts, eventually, Obama is going to have to put troops on the ground. That is, additional troops to the troops which he already has on the ground in the role of “military advisors”.

Meanwhile, Obama’s bombing runs are doing minimal damage, at best.

The fact of the matter is, you cannot bomb buildings and expect to kill your enemy, when the enemy is a guerrilla force, which does not stay in any building for any period of time. Just like their Nomadic Barbaric Ancestors, these guerrillas keep moving, regrouping, and attacking.

Obama truly believed that he could count on “our Muslim Allies” in the Middle East to be our “boots on the ground”.

President Pantywaist chose to ignore the fact that they hate “The Great Satan” (us) more than they do their fellow Muslims from ISIS.

As I wrote, back when all of this started,

Welcome to Iraqi-Nam.

Where’s King Richard the Lion-Hearted when we need him.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Incendiary Nature of Liberal “Compromise” and Conservative Truth

AFBrancoVoting Results111514I’m “incendiary”.

I did not know that until recently, when I was told that by an individual on a political Facebook page. Hold on, I take that back. I was told this by a friend in a private message after I was banned by the Facebook Page I just mentioned.

You see, it happened this way: a good friend of mine suggested that I join a Facebook Page which was made up of both Conservatives and Liberals, and which was supposedly created in the spirit of compromise.

Well, I soon found out, that just like in the real world, the word compromise to American Liberals, means that you compromise, as a Conservative, your morals, values, and opinions, to be just like theirs. In other words, they want you to be a part of the hive mind.

Now, I’m no stranger to conducting online chats with Liberals. I first became attracted to political talk on the internet, when the great Conservative Political Pundit, Michelle Malkin, still owned the Conservative website, www.hotair.com.

While on that website, which I joined shortly before the November 2008 presidential elections, I became friends with a poster who had the handle of, believe it or not, Manly Rash.

“Manly”, soon after the failure of John McCain in the presidential elections, began his own website, manlyrash. com. I started to hang out over there a little bit, and he soon asked me to be a contributor, writing a weekly blog to be featured on his site.

What started out as a weekly thing, soon turned into a daily thing.

In April of 2010, I began this website, and since then, I have written everyday, rain or snow, in sickness and in health.

I didn’t do it to be intentionally incendiary, whatever that means.

The reason I took up blogging, is because I enjoy writing. I always have had the gift of gab, having been a smart aleck since birth, a gift I inherited from my dear Daddy, who was funny as a stitch and a great salesman.

I was raised in a Conservative Christian household, and that is the way that I view things. I have always viewed things that way and don’t intend to stop it now.

What I have found out though, is that nowadays, American Liberals do not want to hear the truth, and they have very thin skins.

American Liberals want to tell you your opinion, they do not want to hear it. Because, if they were forced to hear it, then they would have to accept the reality that Conservatives are still the political majority in this nation.

Additionally, they would have to accept the fact that Americans, who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, constitute 75 percent of our country’s population.

These simple truths are just too much for the narrow mind of the Modern American Liberal to bear.

That is why you can see them on Political Websites, posting repetitively and attempting to monopolize any conversation that they are in.

It is not that they are not intelligent, quite a few of Modern American Liberals actually are. It’s just the fact that they have allowed their feelings to control how they rationalize things and thus, their entire world view.

Beginning with the campaign of Barack Hussein Obama, (And yes I included his middle name, his parents weren’t ashamed by it, why should you Liberals be?), Liberals have been so idolatrous  over their “messiah” that they have lost all their common sense.

Liberals, just as they do in the real world, seem to believe that if they can speak louder and more often than anybody else, that that makes their view the correct one. That is why you see them attempt to rewrite history over and over again, as they did in the failed movie “Selma”, where they attempted to portray President Johnson as an enemy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when in reality they were friends.

I often find myself getting frustrated over the direction of the country, especially since January of 2009. This blog allows me to vent my spleen and keeps me from punching a hole in the wall.

I suppose I am incendiary, if that means that I am on fire for Christ and that I’m fueled by the Torch of Liberty.

Without being anchored on the Solid Rock, America would have been a failed experiment, assigned to the dustbin of history, years ago.

That still, small voice which resides within each one of us, has led Americans to do great things, in service to their country and the concept of American Freedom, as personified by Lady Liberty, standing so majestically in New York Harbor.

The Founders of our country were strong Christian Men with a fire in the bellies to fight for their freedom in the cause of liberty for all.

My Daddy was a strong Christian man who landed on the beaches of Normandy, as I have related several times over the years on this blog.

God gave us this nation, ensconced in the concept of “Liberty and Justice for all”.

By His Grace, we will keep it.

You know what?

I am incendiary… and proud of it.

As long as a Divine Spark burns within me, I will bask in the glow of the Flame of Liberty and write about God and Country.

So help me, God.

Until He Comes,

KJ

‘Cuda Shoots! She Scores! Sarah Palin Calls Out The Washington Post

pailinbiggulp2From the moment she was chosen by the Republican Party to be John McCain’s Vice-Presidential Running Mate in the Presidential Election of 2008, Sarah Palin has faced a relentless firestorm of scrutiny and personal attacks from the Liberal Main Stream Media.

There is a reason that this scrutiny and the personal attacks did not stop after the election.

You see, the Democrats, and their minions in the MSM knew that Governor Palin, single-handedly, almost dragged John McCain’s RINO Rear across the Finish Line in the 2008 Election.

After the 2008 election, the Democrats were relentless, sending operatives up to Alaska, also with their Media Lackeys, to cover every false narrative that the party ordered them to report on, in hopes of damaging the Arctic Fox beyond redemption. Finally, she made a difficult decision…one which caught the Democrats and their bought-and-paid-for- “Broadcast Journalists” off-guard.

On July 3, 2009, Fox News reported that

JON SCOTT: Talk about a bolt out of the view, the Republican governor of Alaska and former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, held a stunning news conference at her home. She said not only that she will not run for reelection in Alaska, but she will not even fill out her current term.

SCOTT: In fact, she says she will swear in the lieutenant governor replacement later this month. And she says her kids and husband Todd all support her decision. Palin says this decision has been in the work for a while, but still, today’s news conference was called so hastily we’re told only a few reporters actually had the time to go to her house to cover it. Carl Cameron with the news live from Washington. The big question is: Why?

CARL CAMERON: Well, she answered it in part herself, Jon. It has been a tough legislative year. They came through a very, very difficult budget battle. Legislatively, she had an awful lot of criticism, particularly from partisans, liberal Democrats in Alaska. And she’s been the object of some investigation. Ethics complaints, investigations by the state’s attorney general and others. Those ethics complaints have all been dropped or dismissed, and yet they’ve taken a toll and she acknowledged as much earlier.

PALIN: This political absurdity, the politics of personal destruction. Todd and I, we’re looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills just in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn’t cost them a dime. So they’re not going to stop draining the public resources, spending other people’s money in this game. It won’t stop. It’s pretty insane. My staff and I spend most of our days, we’re dealing with this stuff instead of progressing our state now.

CAMERON: So she argues she removes herself as a distraction from moving Alaska forward, and she ends that sort of ankle-biting by some of her critics, and that could conceivably free her up to look at higher office, though there will always be now this assertion that she quit one job and that in essence disqualifies her for one she might soon seek.

SCOTT: But it shouldn’t be lost on people that, you know, all of these ethics allegations that had been lodged against her, none of those stuck, right?

CAMERON: That’s right. And, when you look at the polls, Jon, Sarah Palin remains, among Republicans, hands down, the most popular.

However, the MSM were not done with their obsession to destroy Sarah Palin.

At 10:56 a. m. Eastern on Thursday, June 9th, 2011, that bastion of journalism,The Washington Post, published the following missive to its loyal readers and moonbats everywhere:

Help Analyze the Palin E-mails

Here’s how to participate:  Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska’s governor will be released Friday . We’ll be posting them here, and are inviting you to comment on the most interesting or most noteworthy sections. Please include page numbers and, where possible, a direct excerpt. We’ll share your comments with our reporters and may use facts or related material you suggest to annotate the documents displayed on The Post site. We may contact you for further details, by way of your registered e-mail with the Post, unless you specify otherwise in the comments.

Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska’s governor will be released Friday. That’s a lot of e-mail for us to review so we’re looking for some help from Fix readers to analyze, contextualize, and research those e-mails right alongside Post reporters over the days following the release.

We are limiting this to just 100 spots for people who will work collaboratively in small teams to surface the most important information from the e-mails. Participants can join from anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection.

If you need inspiration before getting started, take a look at what to expect from the e-mail drop. For micro-updates as tomorrow unfolds, check out our new Twitter feed.

After some unexpected blowback, the Washington Post updated their blog, writing the following:

UPDATE: We have had a strong response to our crowdsourcing call-out on the Palin e-mails. We’ve reconsidered our approach and now would like to invite comments and annotations from any interested readers.

Their readers did not quite respond in the manner in which the Washington Post thought that they would. It seems that Palin Derangement Syndrome only goes so far and then that still, small voice that tells you the difference between right and wrong takes over.  Here are some examples of reader feedback they’ve received:

Y’all liberals sure do go to a lot of trouble to try and smear someone you consistantly say is an idiot.

Why are y’all so afraid of Sarah Palin?

So we’re going to spend our valuable time (in my case – $370/hr consulting fee) doing WAPO’s job, for no monetary return? Why? I’m way left, have no patience with moron Palin, but I wonder why you think we’ll all work for you for neither credit nor money.

Rake your own muck. Disgusting that you call on readers to join in your festivities.

Couldn’t agree more. Someone should gather WaPo andNYT staff/exec emails and give them some of their own medicine. Just the start/continuation of the lib/Obama smear campaigns that have been ongoing since the purposeful demonizing of Bush the jr.

What an obvious descent into National Inquirer/Star level urinalism.

However, all of the smear efforts by the Main Stream Media have been for naught. The Arctic Fox is not only still standing…she is fighting back.

Last Evening on Facebook, Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin called out The Washington Post…

My Challenge to the Washington Post

To reclaim your credibility (and the mainstream media’s, at large), I challenge you to engage in the same aggressive investigative journalism you courageously employed 42 years ago covering President Nixon. The public knows of our current president’s incompetence, denials, and cover-ups, but would be well served if we could count on your resources to dig deep for truth in all matters pertaining to Team Obama.

One example: your reporters kept tracking an obscure break-in story and that led to revealing a grave problem in the White House. The Washington Post’s reputation soared as the model of good journalism. Today, you’ve fallen like a lead balloon. Whereas you once doggedly covered the 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s White House communications, you’ve virtually ignored the Obama Administration’s 1.2 million minutes of deleted communications by just one of the agencies under Obama’s executive branch. I’m speaking of the Lois Lerner IRS harassment-of-conservatives scandal wherein Lerner “lost” pertinent email communications. You’ve allowed Obama to skate with his proclamation that absolutely no wrongdoing occurred at the IRS, “not even a smidgen.”

The list of Obama abuses and impeachable offenses is long. I challenge you to lift a finger and help protect democracy, allow justice for all, and ensure domestic tranquility by doing your job reporting current corrupt events fairly. If not, you prove yourselves incompetent and in bed with Obama, not caring one iota about media integrity.

Those running the Washington Post’s show now, compared to those during the Nixon era, are too afraid of being uninvited to the permanent political class’ cocktail parties and petty gossip fests, making you all a bunch of wusses. I challenge you to get to work.

– Sarah Palin

In January of 2013, Stephen K. Bannon, who produced a documentary about her, The Undefeated, interviewed Former Governor Palin for Breitbart.com. During that interview, she said the following…

The problem is that some on the Right are now skittish because of the lost 2012 election. They shouldn’t be. Conservatism didn’t lose. A moderate Republican candidate lost after he was perceived to alienate working class Reagan Democrat and Independent voters who didn’t turn out for him as much as they did for the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008. Granted, those same voters also didn’t turn out for Obama as strongly either. We had an election defined by a biased media plus millions of voters who sat it out in disgust. As long as we allow the media and GOP establishment to tell us who our nominees must be, we can expect to lose. I’m not interested in losing. America’s next generation can’t afford another loss.

…I was raised to never retreat and to pick battles wisely, and all in due season. When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us.

Which Liberals from both political parties continue to do…to their own peril.

Until He Comes, 

KJ

Vichy Republicans Expand Obamacare. Time to “Let Them Go Their Way”

boehnercryingI’m confused.

If my wife was looking over my shoulder as I am writing this, she would say,

What else is new?

I realize that the old saying is there’s nothing new under the sun, However, by now you would think that politicians would somehow think up new tricks to pull on their  constituency.

You have no doubt heard that the Republican Party, in a vote which would be called covert only in polite circles, have passed their own additions to the unwanted law known as Obamacare.

According to the Speaker of the House, Republican “Cryin'” John Boehner, the legislation weakens  Obamacare. According to the Democrats, what the Republican Establishment added to Obamacare strengthens the law.

Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t the Republicans supposed to be the opposition party?

And isn’t the purpose of an opposition party to provide solutions to horrible laws passed by their opponents?

Just like this slavish mainstream media believe that President Barack Hussein Obama walks upon the water, House Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the Vichy Republicans, must idolize or at least respect the Democratic Party because they seem Hell-bent on copying them in their actions, words, and deeds.

Just look at their proclamations lately. They have embraced amnesty, they are in the process of embracing gay marriage, and now, these idiots have actually strengthened  Obamacare.

It seems to me that I remember John Boehner and the rest of them promising at election time to get rid of Obamacare or at least the parts of it that they didn’t like.

And then, they pull this mess, like a bunch of Democrats, and expect us to remember them in  November during the Midterm Elections?

Oh, we will remember them all right. But not in the way they want us to. We will not remember them as leaders. Oh, no. Rather, Americans conservatives will remember them with all of the fondness that the French Resistance remembered the Nazi collaborators, or Vichy French, after World War II.

What slays me is the fact that the Establishment Republicans seem to be quite content, in their moderately left-leaning stupor, to be totally oblivious and tone deaf of their Conservative Base, average hard working middle-class Americans like you and me.

You know, the people who actually put them into office.

They keep on making bad choices.

They have pushed and misty because they erroneously believe that these new citizens will vote for them instead of the Democratic Party, who are ready to be their own personal Santa Claus and by their votes with free admission to the welfare state.

Moderate Republicans have been a barrier to Republican victory for as long as I can remember. Like Quakers, Establishment Republicans seem to believe that passive resistance and reaching out to their sworn enemies friends, is the way to defeat those who oppose you.

It has been especially bad in this election cycle, as the House and Senate Republican Leadership apparently cherish their friendship with the Democrats more than they do the wishes of the folks back home. Yes, they talk a good game, but so did Jon Lovitz in those “Liar Sketches” during the old days of Saturday Night Live, back when they were actually funny.

Yeah,  my wife Morgan Fairchild. Yeah, that’s it. That’s the ticket!

In 1975, Ronald Wilson Reagan gave a speech which sums up our present situation and how we need to handle the Republican Party leadership, quite well.

Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness.

I don ‘t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party” — when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

Let us show that we stand for fiscal integrity and sound money and above all for an end to deficit spending, with ultimate retirement of the national debt.

Let us also include a permanent limit on the percentage of the people’s earnings government can take without their consent.

Let our banner proclaim a genuine tax reform that will begin by simplifying the income tax so that workers can compute their obligation without having to employ legal help.

And let it provide indexing — adjusting the brackets to the cost of living — so that an increase in salary merely to keep pace with inflation does not move the taxpayer into a surtax bracket. Failure to provide this means an increase in government’s share and would make the worker worse off than he was before he got the raise.

Let our banner proclaim our belief in a free market as the greatest provider for the people. Let us also call for an end to the nit-picking, the harassment and over-regulation of business and industry which restricts expansion and our ability to compete in world markets.

Let us explore ways to ward off socialism, not by increasing government’s coercive power, but by increasing participation by the people in the ownership of our industrial machine.

Our banner must recognize the responsibility of government to protect the law-abiding, holding those who commit misdeeds personally accountable.

And we must make it plain to international adventurers that our love of peace stops short of “peace at any price.”

We will maintain whatever level of strength is necessary to preserve our free way of life.

A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.

I believe that the Republican Party is stuck in a cycle in which their desire to protect their own hindquarters and cushy “jobs” have lead to a self-imposed isolation from the very American Citizens who were responsible for their having those cushy “jobs” in the first place.

I believe that average Americans, like you and me, have the power to relieve them of the burden of such a stressful job, and send others to Washington, who will listen to their “bosses”.

Just as Ronaldus Magnus said those 39 years ago, it is time to “let them go their way”.

Until He Comes, 

KJ

 

The Effort to Redefine Conservatism Continues…

reaganOver the last couple of days, there seems to be a renewed, concerted effort among the Northeastern Republicans’ Club, to question the usefulness of “Social (i.e. Reagan) Conservatives” to their efforts to win elections, both state and national.

Actually, it is something that I noticed starting to gain steam as the 2012 Presidential Primaries started kicking into gear: a serious effort to redefine Conservatism to mean “wanting a government which does not blow all my money and leaves me alone, so that I can do what I want do, regardless of how it effects others around me”.

For example, yesterday, at the annual Political Convention known as CPAC, a historically-Conservative meeting, the legendary RINO New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke, and received a standing ovation.

Later, well-known squish Senator Mitch McConnell spoke.

Meanwhile, on my favorite Conservative website, hotair.com, founded by Reagan Conservative Michelle Malkin, and now owned by Moderatate-leaning Salem Communications, the question was asked in one of the posts, “Is Social Conservatism Hurting the Tea Party?”

To quote the late, great Slim Pickens,

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a’goin’ on here?

Who are these individuals, who are so desperately trying to remove the Conservative Base from The Grand Old Party?

On the internet, these believers express themselves in various terms, which all translate to the same thing: Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal.

Their common goal is a desire to redefine the definition of Conservatism in order to make themselves feel better about their non-Conservative, and oft times, downright hedonistic,  social ideology.

You’ll find these same individuals on Internet Chat Boards, complaining about how narrow-minded and statist Reagan Conservatives, like myself, are.

And, God help you if you tell them that there is such a thing as morality and ethics. They will tell you that you”re nothing but a busybody who wants to meddle in people’s private lives  and take away their “freedom”.

They insist that the only way for the Republicans to win anything at all in 2014 and 2016, is to forget the antiquated ideology of Reagan (Social) Conservatism.

You know, that whole God and Country Bit that I always talk about.

Evidently,to these folks, good, old-fashioned American Faith, Values, and Ethics are just that…old-fashioned.

That’s funny. Down here in Mississippi, that is how we live our lives. We love God. We love our country. We love our family and friends…and, we look out for one another.

Mississippi is not the only state like that. All the states in the Heartland of America, share the same Classic American Values and Beliefs

That’s why the President, entering his 6th year in office, is still out campaigning. He can’t overcome them.

Look at all of the National Issues which he and all of his fellow travelers have been so feverishly trying to ram down our throats: homosexual marriage, amnesty for illegal immigrants, the legalization of marijuana, and gun confiscation. They have all been stalled by the conviction of average Americans to stand up for their faith and values.

No matter how much Progressive Propaganda is unleashed upon the American Citizenry, Conservatives in America’s Heartland are standing firm, solid in their beliefs, still “bitterly clinging to their Bibles and guns”.

No matter how many rigged polls  and slanted news stories are thrown at us, we will not be moved.

Concerning those who believe that being a Conservative only hinges on your Fiscal Ideology…

J. Matt Barber wrote in the Washington Times that

Ronald Reagan often spoke of a “three-legged stool” that undergirds true conservatism. The legs are represented by a strong defense, strong free-market economic policies and strong social values. For the stool to remain upright, it must be supported by all three legs. If you snap off even one leg, the stool collapses under its own weight.

A Republican, for instance, who is conservative on social and national defense issues but liberal on fiscal issues is not a Reagan conservative. He is a quasi-conservative socialist.

A Republican who is conservative on fiscal and social issues, but liberal on national defense issues is not a Reagan conservative. He is a quasi-conservative dove.

By the same token, a Republican who is conservative on fiscal and national defense issues but liberal on social issues – such as abortion, so-called gay rights or the Second Amendment – is not a Reagan conservative. He is a socio-liberal libertarian.

Put another way: A Republican who is one part William F. Buckley Jr., one part Oliver North and one part Rachel Maddow is no true conservative. He is – well, I’m not exactly sure what he is, but it ain’t pretty.

At the Forth Annual Conservative Political Action Committee Convention in 1977, Ronald Reagan said,

The principles of conservatism are sound because they are based on what men and women have discovered through experience in not just one generation or a dozen, but in all the combined experience of mankind. When we conservatives say that we know something about political affairs, and that we know can be stated as principles, we are saying that the principles we hold dear are those that have been found, through experience, to be ultimately beneficial for individuals, for families, for communities and for nations — found through the often bitter testing of pain, or sacrifice and sorrow.

One thing that must be made clear in post-Watergate is this: The American new conservative majority we represent is not based on abstract theorizing of the kind that turns off the American people, but on common sense, intelligence, reason, hard work, faith in God, and the guts to say: “Yes, there are things we do strongly believe in, that we are willing to live for, and yes, if necessary, to die for.” That is not “ideological purity.” It is simply what built this country and kept it great.

So, if your stated political ideology is one of those listed above, by not differing from them in your Social Ideology, and fighting against Reagan Conservatives, in your own Party, like me, whom you have so derisively named “True Conservatives”, aren’t you being unwitting dupes for the Progressives?

Even the Progressives claim to be “Fiscally Responsible”.

And another thing…if being a “Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Moderate” was so popular and your viewpoint so widespread, why is homosexual marriage having to be put in place by activist judges? Why was “gay marriage” not passed in the majority of states by popular vote?

Could it be that, despite all of the propaganda coming out of the Northeast, from both sides of the political aisle, the majority of Americans in “Flyover Country” remain actual Reagan Conservatives?

Mmmmm…could be.

I’ll ask Presidents Dole, Gore, Kerry, McCain, and Romney for their opinions.

Oh, wait….

Until He Comes,

KJ