Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Fauci Accuse Each Other of Lying About Gain-of-Function Research in Wuhan Lab Being Funded By U.S. Money

 

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FoxNews.com reports that

Top government epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul traded accusations of “lying” about gain-of-function research at a Tuesday Senate hearing, continuing the long-running feud between the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director and the Kentucky senator.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky was also asked about continued health measures like mask mandates on public transportation and vaccine mandates for school children.

In his questioning of Fauci, Paul stepped close to the line of accusing Fauci of lying to Congress in previous testimony in which he said that the NIAID had never funded gain-of-function research in China. Citing a paper on research about bat coronaviruses, Paul said that U.S. money had essentially gone to the hazardous and controversial research – an assertion Fauci strongly objected to.

“I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci said. He added that the research Paul referenced was “judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function.”

Fauci added: “You do not know what you are talking about quite frankly and I want to say that officially.”

Paul’s response was that the NIH’s judgment “defines… away” work that essentially was gain-of-function.”

“You’re dancing around this because you’re trying to obscure responsibility,” Paul added

“The message from CDC remains clear… vaccination is the most powerful tool we have,” Walensky said.

“The sobering news that you’ve already heard of is the fact that we are not challenged with a very difficult and problematic variant referred to as the Delta variant,” Fauci said. “The fact is that, however… is that our vaccines… are very effective against this variant.”

Fauci, meanwhile, also objected to any suggestion – which Paul denied he was trying to imply – that he or the NIH may be in some way responsible for the COVID-19 virus, saying that the viruses created by the research in question would be “molecularly impossible” to be the origin of the disease.

“You are implying that what we did was responsible for the deaths of individual[s], I totally resent that and if anybody is lying here, senator, it is you,” Fauci said.

The hearing is meant to take a look at “The Path Forward” out of the pandemic. But worry over the Delta variant has led some in the U.S. to call for the return of strict health measures from the pandemic’s height. And that talk has led opponents of such measures to push back hard against moves they say would be counter-productive.

The funding of research into bat viruses done by the Wuhan Institute, under the funding by the EcoHealth Alliance, lasted for over a decade.

Surprise! Surprise! Both the CDC and the NIH are partners of the Ecohealth Alliance.

Just as we found out during the whole charade known as “Russiagate”, there are Professional Bureaucrats who operate behind the scenes of our Federal Government, imperious and seemingly above the law.

Like a spider’s web of intrigue, they move in the shadows, spending our tax money on projects away from the eye of the public.

Projects like the Bat Virus Research done by the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In an article from February 20th of last year, posted on qz.com by Jan Li, their Chinese Tech Reporter, she states that

The institute first rejected speculation that the first patient to be infected  with the virus was a graduate student who studied at the lab, saying on Sunday (Feb. 16) the student is in good health. Yesterday (Feb. 19), it issued a strong worded statement (link in Chinese), saying the rumors about it have “hurt the feelings of its frontline researchers hugely”  and “severely interfered” with its task to study viruses. “We have nothing to hide,” the letter read. Nonetheless, internet users don’t appear to be convinced by the assurances from the lab. “What is the truth? The collapse of trustworthiness of media and government is not only sad for the two parties, but also for us citizens,” said a user on Weibo commenting on the rumors. “Some might think the so-called rumors are just a prophecy ahead of our times,” said another.

Some “rumors” from the early days of the epidemic after all turned out not to be far from reality. Li Wenliang, a doctor, had told others about a cluster of cases of viral pneumonia before the outbreak had been made public, but was summoned by Wuhan police for “spreading rumors.” He later became infected himself, and his death turned him into a vivid symbol of the costs of the government’s opacity—prompting an outpouring of anger and grief, and rare public demands for freedom of speech and transparency from the government.

The Chinese people themselves knew that their Communist Government Officials were lying about the origin of the Coronavirus.

Unfortunately, the Chinese Communists are famous for making people “disappear”.

These projects remain unknown by the general public, until something unforeseen happens, like the “accident” at the Wuhan Institute which released COVID-19 on an unsuspecting world.

Former President Trump tried to clean out this rats’ nest of Professional Bureaucrats, naming them the Washington Swamp.

Unfortunately, he did not succeed and they eventually were able to arrange for a demented old man to be appointed the 46ths President of the United States of America.

The entire COVID-19 Catastrophe and Washington’s behind-the-scenes machinations during it, which resulted in a nationwide lockdown and a “radical change to our American way of life, has been all about controlling average Americans to get them used to having their individual freedom taken away from them.

These revelations concerning the Washington Swamp’s involvement with the funding of COVID-19 are just the beginning of horrifying things which were done in the darkness by bureaucrats which are about to find themselves illuminated by the light of truth.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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Rand Paul Response to Fauci E-mails: “Told You”…Did Fauci Just Pull One of the Biggest Con Jobs in America History?

FoxNews.com reports that

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., shared two words in response to news of unearthed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Thousands of emails obtained by Buzzfeed News and hundreds more reviewed by The Washington Post through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests show Fauci’s responses to both critiques and high praise as he worked to communicate the dangers of COVID-19 to the U.S. as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“Told you,” Paul wrote in a Tuesday tweet with the hashtag #firefauci.

He added in another tweet: “Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails.”

Paul has repeatedly criticized Fauci on social media and in interviews for his comments on herd immunity, wearing masks even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine and his dismissal of a theory suggesting COVID-19 may have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China that has gained more credibility among members of the media in recent weeks despite early snubbing of the idea.

Paul has also condemned Fauci’s claim made during a May 25 congressional hearing that a $600,000 federal grant from NIAID did not directly fund the lab’s gain of function research, which is research that involves modifying a virus to make it more infectious among humans.

The grant went to a group called EcoHealth Alliance, which then paid the Wuhan Institute of Virology to study the risk that bat coronaviruses could infect humans.

Francis Collins, the director of NIH, said earlier in the hearing that the taxpayer-funded grant to EcoHealth and the Wuhan Institute of Virology was not approved to conduct gain of function research.

Some Republicans, including Paul, maintain that NIAID money under Fauci’s purview did in fact go to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct gain of function research, which raises ethical, safety and security concerns, according to some politicians and scientists.

“Fauci acknowledged that a gain of function super virus could escape a lab and cause a pandemic, but that it is worth the risk. His naïveté should disqualify him from government service,” Paul wrote in a May 28 tweet responding to Fauci’s comments during the House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing.

Collins dismissed the so-called “lab leak theory” as a “conspiracy” in an April email to Fauci obtained by Buzzfeed.

In an April 17 email obtained by the outlet, Fauci said coronavirus mutations that led to COVID-19 are “totally consistent with a jump of a species from an animal to a human” rather than a lab leak.

Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth, personally thanked Fauci for supporting “evidence” that COVID-19 came from an animal rather than the Wuhan lab in an April 18, 2020, emails obtained by Buzzfeed show.

“I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Daszak wrote to Fauci.

He praised the NIAID director’s comments as “brave,” saying they will “help dispel the myths being spun around the virus’s origins.”

“Many thanks for your kind note,” Fauci responded.

The NIAID director said during the May 25 House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing that he has no objections to an investigation of China’s early handling of the pandemic.

Fauci also said in the emails Buzzfeed released that store-bought masks would not be completely effective in preventing COVID-19.

In a February response to an emailed query about wearing masks while traveling via plane, Fauci said, “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection.”

He added that the “typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”

So, it appears that Dr. Fauci has pulled one of the biggest con jobs in American History.

He was involved in the funding of the research going on at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

And then, he becomes the COVID-19 Expert and the Medical “Face” advising President Trump and Americans how we should react to it, while hiding his involvement in its origin.

Between Fauci and the Main Stream Media, Americans were taught to fear the Chinese Coronavirus.

It is one thing to take common sense precautions.

It is quite another to live in fear, isolated within your own home, scared to death by an invisible enemy.

The fear spread by Dr. Fauci and his fellow bureaucrats and MSM Talking Heads, accomplished what Democratic Politicians could not.

They stopped the juggernaut that was the Trump-driven American Economic Comeback.

You know, the timing of this “lab accident” could not have been better for the Democrats and the Chinese Government.

It brought the Trump Presidency to a standstill, giving the Democrats the opportunity to put the political machinations into place that allowed demented old Joe Biden to be installed as the 46th President of the United States of America.

And since Biden has taken office, he has been extremely reticent to “open up” America and “get things back to normal”, even though the rate of new COVID-19 Cases continues to dramatically decrease daily.

Hmmm.

So Dr. Fauci and President Biden have both been extremely cautious about allowing Americans to resume their normal lives, which include making the engine of American Capitalism run like a NASCAR driven by Dale Earnhart, Sr.

Gosh.

Why, you would think that they both had economic dealings with China in the past few years…wouldn’t you?

Until He Comes,

KJ

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Rep. Ken Buck and Rand Paul Call for DOJ Investigation Into Funding of Recent Riots…I Have a Good Idea Who It Is

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FoxNews.com reports that

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Sunday called for a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the funding of recent violent protests that have sprung up across the country, echoing statements made by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was recently attacked while with his wife during the Republican National Convention.

“The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots,” Buck tweeted.

Buck had first addressed the issue after Paul and his wife Kelley were accosted while returning from the RNC, on the way back to their hotel.

“If the Tea Party threatened a Democratic Senator and assaulted police officers like this, it would be leading CNN,” the Colorado Republican wrote on Friday. “Every conservative politician would be asked to condemn it. Where is the outrage?”

Paul commented on the issue in an opinion piece for Fox News published on Saturday.

He revealed some of the protesters were actually staying in the same hotel — and on the same floor — as he and his wife. Some were even as close as the next room.

“They were talking about their mob activities and even saying they thought we were here on this floor,” Paul wrote. “We had to develop a 3 a.m. plan with Capitol Police to get to safety.”

“My question is: Who are these people?,” he continued. “Who paid for their hotel rooms? Who flew them in? Law enforcement needs to look at the funding of violent criminal activity like this. And national Democrats need to confront it. It’s organized. It’s paid for. It’s violent. It’s not about Black lives or any lives; it’s about anarchy and destruction.”

The GOP senator added, “The American people are starting to catch on and grow tired of it. So I ask Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris this: Will you stand up finally and denounce this violence and destruction? Will you quit inciting it and urge other leaders to do the same?”

Paul’s wife also penned an op-ed — for the Washington Examiner — describing the events as the basis for “a terrifying dystopian novel.”

“The mob swarmed me and my husband, Sen. Rand Paul, in a tight circle, screaming expletives, threats, and shouting, ‘Say her name,'” Kelley wrote. “We rushed up to two police officers, and I believe that is the only thing that kept us from being knocked to the ground. Even pressed against the officers, we were greatly outnumbered.”

She then accused The Associated Press of misrepresenting her husband’s account of the attack and said it was absurd of the media outlet to say Paul lacked evidence or proof, to back up his story.

“The Associated Press is reporting that Rand used the word ‘attack’ to describe our ordeal ‘without evidence,'” Kelley added, “This is disgusting and utter proof of their bias. When you are surrounded by throngs of people screaming in your face and preventing you from getting away, that is an attack.”

Last Friday, I found the source of the thuggery…

I found this on RefuseFasism.org

Protests Outside Trump’s Fascist RNC Speech Shows Two Futures

Thursday night outside The White House, Refuse Fascism and hundreds of protesters brought the noise and broke the silence as Trump made his heinous speech accepting the nomination for fascist-in-chief. This culminated 4 days of this fascist movement showing what they intend to hammer into place – a White Christian fascist America – changing the form of rule into a blatant dictatorship based on the Bible taken literally and relying on the fascist “law & order” of armed paramilitary and fascist Trump supporters.

August 27 near The White House. Olivier Douliery AFP / Getty Images
Some coverage:
USA Today: Protesters outside the White House make themselves heard inside as Trump delivers RNC speech
NBC4: Demonstrators Rally inBlack Lives Plaza on Last Night of RNC
The Washington Post: Protests in District as Trump to deliver acceptance speech at White House

A growing mass movement must show that we are uniting, we are organizing, we are determined, we are preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, starting now and not stopping until theTrump/Pence regime is driven from power and its fascist program brought to a halt.

Protests Saturday September 5 Demand Trump Pence Out Now in NYC, Washington DC, LA, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Inverness FL, Kansas City MO, Orlando, Philly, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa.

RefuseFascism.org says, “We are at a ‘stop everything’ moment in history. September 5 needs to be a significant outpouring inspiring 60 days of struggle. If every attempt by the regime to subvert the election, to further repress protest, to implement new fascist measures is met with growing numbers demanding Trump/Pence OUT NOW! we could force a different political equation going into the election, constraining Trump’s ability to easily postpone or subvert the election.”

So, who is “Refuse Fascism”?

On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, the following information was posted in an article found on gatewaypundit.com

Violent domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is officially linked to Antifa through his group “Refuse Fascism”.

Ayers is infamous for the Weather Underground, a domestic terror organization he co-founded with other degenerates, and for bombing the Pentagon.

“Refuse Fascism“, a fascist organization that wishes to inhibit and deny the speech of conservatives, is partly funded by George Soros. It has organizers like Bill Ayers and is targeting youth across the country with the intention of indoctrinating and brainwashing individuals who nascent politically. We know Ayers was associated with Barrack Obama and is a big supporter of various socialists and communists as well as violent terrorists.

Today, it has come out that Ayers is partnering with Antifa in the spread of militant violence against pro-America demonstrators. Leftists have historically turned Ayers into a folklore figure who they cherish and respect despite his violent past.

Here is a video by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas containing more information about the funding of “Refuse Fascism> which was posted in June of this year.

Like Hitler did his followers, the Leaders of these “New Bolsheviks”, like Former Weather Underground member “Bomber” Bill Ayers, founder of RefuseFascism.org,are promising prosperity to all who follow them.

And, like these type of movements, there seems to be an endless supply of “Useful Idiots”.

Of course, the irony is, they are being funded by “Secret Power Brokers”,  including the Puppet Master himself, George Soros.

The problem that these “New Bolsheviks” are facing is the fact that they remain in the minority.

The majority of Americans disagree with them.

Otherwise, Hillary Clinton would have won the Presidency.

If you try to talk to a Liberal about this New Fascism, they will deny that there is any fascism going on at all. In fact, they will tell you that this is “the will of the people” and “White Supremacists” are responsible for the riots.

They have no “home training”, either.

These “spoiled brats”, like the Former Imperious President whom they worshipped as a living deity, do not care about the “Will of the People”, but, rather, they are intent on implementing and enforcing their Far Left Political Ideology, resulting in a “Tyranny of the Minority”, which we are seeing play out, as they attempt to bully and strike fear into average Americans, in order to regain the perceived power which they had under Obama’s failed presidency, while they collected their “FREE STUFF” bestowed upon them by the “benevolent masters” of the Democrat Party.

These protesters, in their immature, ego-driven rage, do not comprehend our nation’s Constitution, which they firmly believe is an antiquated “Dead ” document, with no more worth than a normal everyday piece of paper.

That Sacred Document, our United States Constitution, gives each of us the right, including the average Americans who live between the coasts and who elected President Trump, to speak our minds and be heard.

It gives those protesters that right, too…but, not at the expense of others, or damaging property like the fascist communists of Lenin’s Revolution, whom they are seeking to emulate through their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States of America.

Their actions are far from noble. They are the actions taken by miserable little cowards who simply cannot accept that the majority of Americans do not believe the way that they do.

That is called “INTOLERANCE”.

It is also called FASCISM.

If they do not like it here, they are free to leave.

And, don’t let the screen door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Sen. Rand Paul Repeats Call for Media Outlets to Reveal Ukrainian Phone Call Whistleblower’s Name

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FoxNews.com reports that

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., appeared on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Tuesday and defended his call for media outlets to reveal the name of the Ukraine call whistleblower, adding that they should come forward.

Paul was asked to respond to a tweet by whistleblower attorney Andrew Bakhash, which stated that if Congress does not protect his client’s “anonymity” their “safety” will be jeopardized.

“I don’t wish harm on anyone. I’ve been the victim of political violence not once, but twice,” Paul said, noting he was on a Virginia baseball field in 2017 when a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and was left with broken ribs after an assault by a neighbor. “So I know what political violence is all about. I don’t want that at all.”

At a rally in Lexington, Ky. Monday, Paul called on the Ukraine whistleblower to testify, saying they were biased and that Democrats are trying to hide their identity.

“I say to the media: Do your job and print his name,” Paul said, referring to the whistleblower.

On Tuesday, Paul told Baier he was confident he knew who the whistleblower was and said he could reveal the name if he wanted to.

“The statute says the inspector general can’t reveal the name. There’s nothing that prevents me from saying it now. Other than that, I want it to be more about the process and less about the person,” Paul said. “But there is no law that prevents me from mentioning the name of who’s been said to be the whistleblower.”

At Monday’s rally, Paul also slammed Hunter Biden for obtaining lucrative roles with companies despite having no relevant expertise while his father, as senator and vice president, pushed legislation affecting those companies. The senator continued to focus on Biden Tuesday, saying that that it was unfair President Trump was being investigated and the Bidens were not.

Paul also put forth that he believed the whistleblower was “a material witness to the potential Biden corruption.”

“He was there under Joe Biden. He was there when Joe Biden was trying to fire the prosecutor… that was investigating Hunter Biden,” Paul claimed. “So this person was a Ukrainian expert on the desk at that time. I think he should be interviewed not as the whistleblower, but as a material witness to the Biden corruption in Ukraine.”

Baier pressed Paul on his past defense of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

“Yes, the whistleblower statute should protect people,” Paul said.

“Only the whistleblowers that you like?” Baier asked.

“No, they should protect him. I want Edward Snowden protected. So he’s not executed. I want him protected.

“What about this guy?” Baier asked.

“I don’t want him executed either,” Paul responded. “I don’t think he should be fired.”

I am sure that Senator Rand Paul is speaking about the individual who was revealed as the Whistleblower a week ago on RealClearInvestigations.com as Eric Ciaramella.

Federal documents reveal that the 33-year-old Ciaramella, a registered Democrat held over from the Obama White House, previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump who helped initiate the Russia “collusion” investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

Further, Ciaramella (pronounced char-a-MEL-ah) left his National Security Council posting in the White House’s West Wing in mid-2017 amid concerns about negative leaks to the media. He has since returned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Earlier today, Fox News’ Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume tweeted the following concerning Sen. Paul’s original call for the Media to reveal the Whistleblower’s name.

He says he knows who it is. So why doesn’t he do it?

Which brings up the question, if it is Sen. Paul’s job to publicly identify Ciaramella as the Whistleblower…then what is the job of “broadcast journalists” such as yourself, Mr. Hume?

It honestly amazes me as to the number of respected individuals within the Beltway who seem to deem that following Washingtonian Status Quo Protocol to be more important than protecting the rights of a United States President who has literally brought our country back from the edge of an economic abyss.

I do not care if these “broadcast journalists” like the President or not, they should at least have the journalistic integrity (which is probably a contradiction in terms nowadays) to seek the truth…even if they themselves are violating the Protocol of the Washingtonian Elite who are eager to hold onto the Status Quo.

The Whistleblower needs to be called in to testify before the Senate and, while he sits there, one of the Senators needs to read a transcript of the Ukrainian Call, getting both his answers and the transcript of the phone call on record.

Senator Rand Paul is right.

It is time for the Republicans to launch as strong offensive in defense of President Trump, the man who made THEM relevant again.

Our country’s future depends on it.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Judging by Americans’ Actual Reactions to the Dems’ “Inquiry”, It Should be a Good Day for Trump…Will Today’s State Elections Be a Predictor of 2020?

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FoxNews.com reports that

At a rally on friendly turf in Kentucky Monday night, President Trump urged what he called an “angry majority” of voters to send a powerful “signal” to Democrats and the world by handing the GOP a big victory not only in Tuesday’s gubernatorial race there, but also in the pivotal upcoming statewide elections in Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The result of the showdown in Kentucky — as well as Tuesday’s gubernatorial race in Mississippi and state legislature races in Virginia — could serve as a barometer this week on whether Trump still has the ability to rally Republicans at the voting booth amid Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry. Top Democrats have acknowledged that Trump’s influence helped the GOP sweep key House special elections in North Carolina in September.

Amid chants of “USA” at Monday’s rally, Trump repeatedly sought to leverage his accomplishments in office, including energy independence and historically low unemployment rates, to boost Gov. Matt Bevin.

At one point, Trump reminded the audience that American special forces had just provided “the world’s number-one terrorist a one-way ticket to hell,” in a colorful reference to the now-dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“The dog will be coming very shortly to the White House!” Trump remarked, shouting-out the elite canine that helped take down Baghdadi.

The president stood in front of throngs of attendees wearing “Read the transcript!” shirts — a reference to the White House’s readout of Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s leader, which has prompted Democrats to begin an impeachment inquiry even as Republicans insisted the conversation was benign.

“The Democrats are trying to tear our country apart,” Trump said, noting that partisans had pushed the “Russia hoax” and the “Mueller scam. … And then, Mr. Mueller testified. That was a wonderful day — for me,” referencing testimony from the former special counsel.

Calling The Washington Post “disgusting,” Trump noted that the paper had reported that impeachment was coming — just 19 minutes after he took office. (“At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live,” the Post’s piece read.)

Trump asserted that Democrats were “crazy” and obsessed with Russian conspiracy theories, noting that Hillary Clinton claimed presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, also a Democrat, was being “groomed” to be a “Russian asset.”

To sustained applause, the president also introduced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow Republican, as a hero who “refused to cave to the left-wing mob” during the confirmation hearings of now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell is up for re-election in 2020 against Amy McGrath, whom Trump dismissed as an “extreme liberal” who inartfully compared the president’s 2016 win to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“Thank you, Mr. President, for making America great again,” McConnell said when he took the microphone. “We’re changing the federal courts forever.”

Later at the rally, Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul called on the Ukraine whistleblower to testify, saying he was biased and that Democrats are trying to hide his identity from view.

“I say to the media: Do your job and print his name,” Paul said, referring to the whistleblower.

Paul also slammed Hunter Biden for obtaining lucrative roles with companies despite having no relevant expertise while his father, as senator and vice president, pushed legislation affecting those companies.

As the rally continued, Trump hammered “Sleepy Joe” Biden as an inept elderly man whose “handlers” lived in a state of perpetual fear of the next big gaffe. He also echoed Paul’s assertion that the Bidens were corrupt, saying the real “quid pro quo” was the money that the younger Biden received to curry influence with his powerful father.

“America is not for sale — and we’re more determined than ever to drain the swamp,” Trump said. “A lot of bad things are going to be revealed.”

On health care, Trump vowed to protect those with “pre-existing conditions” by preserving their “pre-existing physicians” — a quip that the president said he coined on the spot. (President Obama had vowed, falsely, that his health care plan would allow everyone to “keep” their doctors; and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders each have pushed for “Medicare-for-all,” a government-led heath care takeover.)

“Every child is a sacred gift from God,” Trump added, saying Democrats are now the party of “late-term abortion.”

…”Faith and family, not government and bureaucracy,” the president asserted, were the foundation of the country and the principles that would carry the GOP to victory on Tuesday.

…Daniel Cameron, the GOP nominee for Kentucky attorney general, tied the election to Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry against the president — and told voters they should send a specific message to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

“This is our president, and we’ll never let you take him away from this country,” Cameron said.

By the way, Daniel Cameron is a Conservative American…who happens to be black.

The above article is right.

Todaygubernatorial races will be used by the Main Stream Media and the Political Pundits who appear on it as a future portent of how the 2020 Presidential Election could go.

After the way Democrats have behaved since they regained control of the House of Representatives, I am looking for the Republicans to do very well in all of the state elections today.

The Democrats learned nothing at all from the 2016 Presidential Election.

I tried to watch Hispanic Activist and DNC Chairman Tom Perez on Martha McCollum’s Fox News Program before they cut away to the MAGA Rally.

I had to turn the sound off.

That clown lied the entire time he was on the show while avoiding answering McCollum’s direct questions, even after she repeatedly called him on it.

During the interview, she brought up Fox News’s current Democrat-heavy poll results which showed that 49% of those polled wanted President Trump impeached.

If you believe that, you don’t get out much.

Last week, a reporter from “Meet The Press” did Man of the Street Interviews with Americans about how they felt the Democrats were doing.

All of those interviews which they showed featured Americans who stated that they were against impeaching the President and they also stated that the House Democrats were acting like spoiled children and need to “get back to work”.

The Democrats are between a rock and a hard place.

The “Impeachment Inquiry” is, in reality, wearing then of average Americans between the coasts. You know, those of us whom Hillary Clinton called “Deplorables” because we did not buy her B.S. and voted for Trump.

Also, none of the Democratic Party’s present Primary Candidates stand a snowball’s chance in July of beating President Trump…and Hillary Clinton would face a landslide defeat should she foolishly decide to enter the race at the last minute.

It would behoove the Democrats if they dropped their Soviet-style “Impeachment Inquiry” and actually attempted to do something worthwhile for the American people.

At least then, they would be defeated for the Presidency while showing some class…

…instead of going down in history as temper tantrum throwing, Marxism-loving poor losers.

Oh, well…

It’s their (political) party. They can cry if they want to.

You would cry too, if (you were a self-serving, power-hungry professional politician and) it happened to you.

***Apologies to the late great Leslie Gore***

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

The 2nd Republican Debate: After a ” Wrestling Battle Royal” Trump’s Still Standing in the Ring

th (27)Last night’s Republican Presidential Candidate Top Tier Debate got rather heated, at times, as most of the other Presidential Hopefuls attacked Donald J. Trump, trying desperately to chip away at his massive lead in the National Polls.

Fox News reports that

Donald Trump once again found himself the lightning rod of the Republican presidential race Wednesday, as he tangled with a debate stage full of rivals trying to position themselves as the best alternative to the GOP front-runner.

The second Republican primary debate veered into serious policy territory – covering everything from Iran to Russia to Planned Parenthood to immigration. But, at times to the visible frustration of candidates trying to stick to those issues, few segments passed without a sparring session between Trump and one of his opponents. Almost every time, Trump hit back – and it was unclear whether any candidate would be able to dent his front-runner status.

The candidate perhaps most eager to knock the billionaire businessman down a peg was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who lost his lead to Trump over the summer. Repeatedly, Bush challenged Trump on his record and past comments.

He told Trump to apologize to his wife for suggesting her being from Mexico makes Bush more sympathetic to Mexicans – Trump refused.

He accused Trump of once giving him money as he sought casino gambling, unsuccessfully, in Florida.

Trump denied it, and when Bush criticized Trump for bragging about demanding Hillary Clinton attend his wedding, Trump teased him, saying: “More energy tonight, I like that.” (Bush answered back at the end of the debate – asked what his Secret Service codename would be, Bush said, “Very High Energy, Donald,” and the two shared a high-five.)

…Some of the most heated exchanges at the CNN debate also came between Trump and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, both business leaders.

After Trump called her former company a “disaster,” she cited his repeated bankruptcy filings and questioned why America should trust him to manage its finances.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie interjected and said middle-class Americans “could care less about your careers.” He told the two to “stop this childish back and forth.”

Fiorina also got her chance at the debate to respond to Trump’s controversial jab at her, where in a magazine article he said: “Look at that face – would anyone vote for that?”

Asked to respond, she said, “I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.”

Fiorina received loud applause for the line, and Trump added, “I think she’s got a beautiful face, and I think she’s a beautiful woman.”

Despite all the attention on Trump, his dominant lead in the polls means his rivals may be battling at this stage for runner-up, for now.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson currently holds that status after vaulting into second place in the polls – yet was able to avoid the fray for most of Wednesday’s debate.

He took one light-hearted jab at Trump, after Trump discussed his views on vaccines and said there are cases of children getting sick – and having autism – after getting them.

Asked about Trump’s medical opinion, Carson said, “He’s an okay doctor” – in reference to a comment Trump recently made about him. Carson went on to say there’s no documented association between autism and vaccines, but doctors are probably giving too many vaccines in a short period of time.

After the exchange about George W. Bush, Carson also noted that he did not want Bush to “go to war” in Iraq. He added that radical jihadists now are an “existential threat to our nation” and leaders can’t “put our heads in the sand.”

Aside from the sparring with Trump, the candidates did have a chance to stake out their positions on a range of policy issues.

…Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said of the agreement with Tehran, “I will rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.”

Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged against going that far.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also focused on foreign policy, warning about China’s military build-up, and “gangsters in Moscow” meddling on the world stage.

On this, Rubio challenged Trump’s global affairs knowledge. Trump vowed, “I will know more about the problems of this world” as president. And he criticized Rubio for missing votes.  

Trump’s fitness to be commander-in-chief was a common theme for his rivals.

Fiorina said, when asked if she’s comfortable with Trump controlling America’s nuclear weapons: “I think Mr. Trump is a wonderful entertainer.” She said “judgment” and “temperament” will be revealed “over time and under pressure” in the race.

Trump answered: “I may be an entertainer. … but I will tell you this. What I am far and away greater than an entertainer is a businessman.”

Trump also went after Sen. Rand Paul, saying he shouldn’t even be on the stage.

“There’s a sophomoric quality that is entertaining about Mr. Trump,” Paul answered, but he added he’s concerned about him being in charge of nuclear weapons. Paul chastised Trump for his “visceral response,” including attacking people on their appearance which he likened to “junior high.”

Trump said he never did that to Paul, quipping: “Believe me there’s plenty of subject matter right there.”

An unexpected clash also broke out at the end, when Paul made a veiled reference to Bush having smoked marijuana years ago as Paul challenged federal marijuana policy.

Bush acknowledged Paul was talking about him and said: “40 years ago, I smoked marijuana, and I admit it.”

Paul then claimed people with “privilege” don’t go to jail for marijuana, but others do.

…But with Carson and Trump attracting the support of roughly half of primary voters, the other 14 candidates are fighting for relative scraps. Trump’s national lead now tops 30 percent.

As I have written before, I believe that the main reason that Trump is leading among the other Republican Candidates, is that he, while sparse on details on of his platform, is empathetic on what he personally believes.

He is “flying” BOLD COLORS, while the other candidates are “flying” PALE PASTELS.

For example, while others up on the CNN Stage last night, watched, Trump boldly stated that “we speak English in America”, referring to the unprecedented accommodations that Liberal Politicians, on both sides of the aisle, have made for Illegal Aliens, here in a country whose very sovereignty they have violated.

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.

As Ronald Reagan said in his famous speech, given so long ago, today’s Republican Party needs to be “flying” “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.

They 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.

That is why, Donald J. Trump, even with all his faults, leads the rest of the candidates in the Republican Presidential Primary Race.

Average Americans are looking for someone who thinks and speaks like we do.

Someone who can communicate their thoughts and ideas in a straightforward manner, which strikes a chord in the hearts of the overwhelming majority of us, living here in “Flyover Country, as the Elites so derisively refer to our hometowns.

We refer to it as “America’s Heartland”.

We are not asking for “special treatment”, as seems to be given out so freely to special interest groups, by the Professional Politicians, for the sake of Political Expediency.

We just want OUR AMERICA BACK and OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS PRESERVED, for the sake of our children’s and grandchildren’s future.

If Jeb Bush 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.

The overwhelming majority of average Americans 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.

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.

If you doubt me, please refer to the present popularity of Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Palin Warns GOP Establishment: “Keep Gloating…No Voting”

palin-newsweekOnce the ballots were counted after Tuesday’s State Primaries around the country, it was discovered that “Republican Establishment” Candidates had scored some victories over local “TEA Party” Candidates. Immediately, the Vichy Republicans and their “Cheerleaders” began to gloat about their victories.

As Tony Lee of Breitbart.com reported…

The Republican establishment gloated after three underfunded Tea Party challengers failed to knock off incumbent Republicans in primaries on Tuesday while another establishment-backed candidate secured the GOP nomination for Senate in North Carolina.

“Next up is that fraud @MattBevin! #GOP,” tweeted Jahan Wilcox, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who is now the RNC’s director of rapid response. (He later deleted it and said his thoughts were his “personal opinions.”)

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) defeated her primary challenger Frank Roche despite a series of high-profile outbursts in support of amnesty. Ellmers was heavily backed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us group.

“Folks should be talking more about Ellmers,” tweeted Becky Tallent, a senior aide to Speaker John Boehner who formerly served as one of Sen. John McCain’s top amnesty lieutenants.

Boehner (R-OH) unsurprisingly coasted to victory against challenger J.D Winteregg. In response, Ana Navarro, the Jeb Bush ally, promptly tweeted,”Congratulations to @johnboehner on decisive primary win. Rumors of his demise were greatly exagerated….who’s crying now?”

Ohio freshman Rep. David Joyce defeated Matt Lynch, who was endorsed by FreedomWorks and Ron Paul, which prompted Brian Walsh, the former NRSC director of communications who still advises the group, to tweet, “BOOM.”
In the night’s main event, Tillis avoided what would have been a costly runoff to win the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate by securing more than 40% of the vote. He will take on vulnerable incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) in the fall. Tillis defeated Greg Brannon — who was backed by FreedomWorks, Rand Paul, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and nearly every local Tea Party group — and Mark Harris — who received the support of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, the Chamber of Commerce, and American Crossroads backed Tillis for the win.
NRSC Chairman Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) congratulated Tillis and said he is “a strong contrast with Kay Hagan who, beyond ObamaCare and being a rubber stamp for Barack Obama, has little to show for her time in Washington.”

“Kay Hagan promised to be an independent voice for North Carolina, but instead has voted with President Obama an astounding 96 percent of the time,” Moran said. “It’s far from the only promise that Kay Hagan broke to voters in North Carolina. By November, this race will be a clear contrast between an effective candidate versus an ineffective Senator.”

Rand Paul immediately congratulated Tillis on his Facebook page and said he looks “forward to working with him in the Senate.”

“I congratulate my friend Greg Brannon on a well fought race and encourage all the candidates to unite for victory in November,” Paul said, in a statement with a notably conciliatory tone.

TEA Party Favorite, the strong Reagan Conservative, whom I call the “Arctic Fox”, Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, wrote the following on her Facebook Page…

C’mon now, guys. This gloating among establishment Republicans calls for the same reprimand we parents offer 12-year-olds who scuffle on the playground. I often remind my young daughter, especially, after her ball games, of the importance of being considerate and gracious in both victory and defeat.

Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do the thankless work to put boots on the ground for your campaigns, and they show up to vote if you give us good reason to vote. Anything less and we will not secure victory for America this fall.

Surely, politicians and high paid D.C. consultants, you realize we all need to work together after these valuable competitive primaries that offer good debate and clear awareness of candidates’ positions, right? It’s extremely off-putting to witness post-primary smugness. Well-funded campaigns that rub a victory in the face of primary challengers’ supporters sure don’t endear the winning campaign to voters who are beyond tired of the selfish political games that have gotten the country into the mess we’re in. Your gloating causes apathy, if not downright disgust, among concerned citizens who want to remind you: “It’s not about you.”

You’re perpetuating an “us versus them” mentality with this gloating. That does our cause of defending our republic and all our freedoms and opportunities no good. Are we not on the same side, standing firm on all platform planks that empower the people instead of growing government? The people you’re mocking comprise the base of your own party, remember? To paraphrase the great Ronald Reagan: Rein it in and humbly learn how much we can accomplish together for America when we don’t care who gets the credit.

Bottom line: Politicos, more friends are needed leading up to the general election. Poking potential friends in the eye doesn’t earn the allies needed to win.

Piper and her schoolgirl friends would tell you as much.

Beltway politicians and Pundits live in a bubble.  They have disassociated themselves from the common people.  The two times the Beltway Elite Republicans actually seem to pay attention to the wishes of Americans in the Heartland is when we melt the Congressional Phone Lines down and threaten their well-paying jobs…and, come Election Time. 

That’s why the rise of the Tea Party movement and America’s return to Conservatism, which resulted in the political massacre known as the Midterm Elections, was such a surprise to them.  In their self-imposed isolation, they actually thought that the America people wanted them to continue their deal-making, soul-selling, business-as-usual politics.

Now, Republicans are scrambling, trying to figure out how to appease an angry electorate and keep their cushy jobs, in the face of their mishandling of the catastrophe known as Obamacare and their support in the push for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.  

The US Chamber of Commerce is one of the key players in the Vichy Republicans’ push for Amnesty.

Hence, the Crony Capitalist-funded victorious state campaigns of the before-mentioned Republican Acolytes.

Hey…somebody’s got to “pick de cotton”.

Pundits are trying to give the GOP Establishment all the cover they can, while offering criticism in columns specifically written as to not cost the pundit their place on the Broadcast television networks’ Sunday morning shows or to cause them to be left off the invitation list for all the cool Beltway cocktail parties, and noew, specifically designed to discourage and disassemble the TEA Party Movement.

In summation, as Former Governor Palin pointed out, there is still an us and them mentality in the Beltway, among the resurgent Republican Party. 

Even with these Primary Victories, if the Republicans don’t legislate as Conservatives, and ignore the message sent to them by American voters on November 2nd, 2010, it won’t matter if the Pundits praise them or criticize them, they will be out of a job.

After all, there is much more to America than just the Beltway.  And there are a lot more American voters than there are ” Severely Conservative” Politicians and Pundits.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Rand Paul Wants GOP Conservative Base to “Agree to Disagree on Social Issues”

rand paulKentucky Senator Rand Paul, a second generation politician who learned politics at the feet of his father, the perpetual presidential hopeful Dr Ron Paul, announced yesterday that social issues would just have to take a back seat and Conservatives would basically have to sit down and shut up about them, in order for the GOP to grow and prosper and, therefore, win the Presidency in 2016.

The Washington Post reported that

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that Republicans should embrace a more tolerant view of those who don’t hold conservative positions on social issues.

“I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues,” Paul told vocativ.com. “The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues.”

Paul’s comments harken back somewhat to former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels’s (R) call for a “truce” on social issues within the GOP. The comment at the time drew a rebuke from social conservatives.

At that same time, those groups aren’t as influential in today’s Republican Party, where an increasing number of people now support gay marriage, for instance.

Has Rand Paul lost his ever loving mind? Has he forgotten who elected him to public office in the first place? It sure wasn’t the GOP establishment. It was Kentucky conservatives who put him in office.

Rand Paul became a favorite of TEA Party Rallies Before the last midterm elections, which perfectly positioned him as a man of the people and endeared him to Kentucky Conservatives. Since his election to the Senate, there are times when he has been a chameleon, professing to be a TEA Party Conservative with one breath, and being in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens with the next.

Now, he comes forth with this opinion, asking social conservatives aka Reagan Conservatives, To put aside their faith and value system “For the good of the party”.

Does that sound like something a Tea Party Conservative would say? Or, rather, does that sound like something the GOP Establishment would say?

Has Senator Paul, like Senator Rubio before him, been seduced by the power brokers in the Republican Party?

Perhaps.  Or, perhaps his political aspirations have superseded his desire to be a good public servant, and represent the wishes of those who elected him in the first place. As I said before there is a concerted effort within the ranks of the Republican Party to marginalize the conservative base to the point of nonexistence.

And, now it is apparent that Rand Paul is playing both sides against the middle in an effort to be everything to everybody and further his political aspirations.

Why are Conservatives always the ones being asked to compromise their beliefs?

Probably because Liberals change their belief systems as often as George Clooney changes girlfriends.

Rush Limbaugh made some interesting points on his October 1st show, last year:

The Republican Party knows everything, and they believe, …that conservatism is the problem.

That’s why they think they can eliminate, or if not eliminate, they can marginalize this demonization if they are also a little bit for amnesty, and if they moderate on abortion and a woman’s right to choose, or if they go along with some form of national health care. And of course that’s guaranteed to lose because then they’re just pretenders, they’re not the real deal. The Democrats are the real leftists. But it has resulted in so many people, and not just politicians on the Republican side, but Republican media people being literally cowed, literally scared to death.

Now, there are people — you know them, you’ve met them; there’s nothing wrong with this, don’t misunderstand — to whom their reputation is everything. Particularly their reputation with people that don’t know them. And they will do whatever they can to avoid bad press. And if you happen to be a Republican or conservative, and your mission is to avoid bad press, you have to deny who you are. You have to be stealth. You have to cover up who you are, and that’s no good.

…How long did it take them to destroy George W. Bush and everything that he wanted to do? It took them years, but they were relentless, they never stopped. And they didn’t care the outcome. Bush wasn’t even a conservative. Bush was just a good old standard rock ‘n’ roll establishment Republican, and they still had to take him out. As I say, the problem here is that Republicans know this, and people who are just obsessed with their reputations among people that don’t know them, their goose is cooked. They’re going to easily compromise who they are in the pursuit of being liked and loved.

…And I think Ted Cruz, if he ever wants to be president, the biggest thing he’s got going for him is that he’s conservative. This ongoing effort, even now among Republicans, to place an albatross around the necks of conservatives — we’re not the problem. We are not the problem. We are the last-gasp effort to stave all of this off. Conservatives in this country are the only ones fighting any of this, really.

Unfortunately, Republican politicians such as Rand Paul have decided that is better for them to stick with the failed practices of the Moderate Republican Party of the past several elections, than to embrace the Conservative movement which gave them the House of Representatives in 2010.

It appears that Senator Paul, now apparently an adjunct member of the Establishment Republicans , would rather twerk with a Beltway Bimbo than dance with the one who brung him.

From Reagan to Rubio: The Wussification of the Republican Party

Cartoon-Cruz-Vs-Establishment-600I started this Blog back in April of 2010 as a way of venting my frustration with what I saw happening in the greatest country on God’s Green Earth.

I could not believe what was going on around me. The American People had elected an incompetent, pompous, didactic, divisive, self-involved, Marxist idiot to the most important position in the world: the Presidency of the United States.

The Federal Government, under the leadership of Barack Hussein Obama, and his partners in crime, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, was headed down the road to full-blown socialism, faster than Rosie O’Donnell heading to Golden Corral.

Gradually, from seemingly out of nowhere, a movement began. It wasn’t a Liberal “Astroturf” movement…it was a groundswell, started by average Americans, who were fed up with being over-taxed and under-represented by the people whom they had elected and sent to Washington to SERVE THEM.

As the movement began to take place, it was clear that this was a CONSERVATIVE movement…and a PATRIOTIC one…as they took the name “TEA Party” which stood for “Taxed Enough Already”. Just as the Colonials, who revolted against the King of England, these Americans were, and still are, fighting against “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”.

I remain proud of these Americans. As a fellow Conservative and TEA Party Supporter, they remind me of the Republican Party of my young adulthood, when, in November of 1980, at the age of 21 and 11 months, I cast my very first vote for the greatest President of my generation, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The TEA Party reminds me of the way Republicans, led by Ronaldus Magnus, were back then: plain-spoken, good-humored, honest-to-a-fault, servants of the people, whom you were just as likely to find at St. Peter’s Orphanage’s Annual Picnic in Memphis, TN, as you were at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

In fact, I and my fiancee sent a wedding invitation to President and Mrs. Reagan, and got back and official congratulations card, signed by them, from the Office of Protocol.

The Obamas think “class” is something they skipped to go “choom”.

But, I digress…

The blemish on Reagan’s record that Liberals from both sides of the aisle, are bring up right now, is his passage of a law granting Amnesty to illegal aliens.

Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986 because he strongly believed that it was time to gain control of U.S. borders and to enforce legal hiring at workplaces.

The amnesty of 3 million illegal immigrants that came with it was relatively small, and never would have resulted in 11 million new immigrants in the decades that followed had the rest of the law’s requirements been fulfilled by Congress.

Of course, they weren’t.

According to Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, amnesty was in fact Reagan’s biggest regret, per a story in the Heritage Times, because he, like the people who supported him, believed in the rule of law.

As the halcyon days of the Reagan Administration passed by, and time moved on, the Republican Party slowly, but surely, began to distance themselves from us rubes living out here in America’s Heartland, otherwise known as “Flyover Country”.

And, as they became more isolated from the people they were supposed to be serving, they started losing elections. Sure, Dubya was elected for two terms (Thank God.), but, can you imagine either Al Gore or John Kerry as President? Without throwing up, that is?

With the election of Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm), and with the Democrats controlling both the House and Senate,this nation was taken on a madcap plunge toward socialism faster than Elvis going down the last hill on the Zippin Pippin at the old Mid-South Fairgrounds.

And then, Americans stood up on their hind legs and started the TEA Party Movement.

Obama and the Democrats, and the Status Quo-loving Establishment Republicans, could not believe their eyes. “What was this mess? How dare these sheep break away from the flock!”

While Obama and the Democrats attacked us every which-way they could think us, accusing us of RAAACIIISM, carrying guns to rallies, etc., the “Moderate” Republicans, played it very cagey. They used the TEA Party during the months leading up to the 2010 Mid-terms, to get themselves elected, and win back the House of Representatives, on the promise that they would govern “Conservatively”.

Allow me to pause for a moment and say this: I am not speaking about actual Reagan Conservatives and TEA Party Members like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and sometimes, Rand Paul. I am speaking of those Vichy Republicans, like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, and Marco Rubio, who should just switch parties, and get it over with.

In the two years since the TEA Party propelled them to victory in the Mid-terms, the Establishment Republicans, who rode our coat tails back to the Halls of Power, have increasingly treated us badly, at first, shunning Conservatives like we were red-headed step-children, and now, insulting and degrading us like we are lepers…or their enemy.

And now, with Obama failing miserably, tanking in every single Popularity Poll, making about as much sense as a punch-drunk boxer, the Republicans appear ready to commit mass seppuku (hari kari), as I wrote yesterday, “snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory”  by pushing for Amnesty for illegal aliens, in order to supply their Big Money Donors, in the US Chamber of Commerce, with cheap labor.

In fact, that’s not the only issue that the Vichy Republicans are wussing out on…and it has Senator Ted Cruz worried, as he told Breitbart.com:

Cruz questioned how establishment Republicans unilaterally caving to Democrats on everything from the farm bill to the budget to the debt ceiling and more could think amnesty is a good idea at this time.

“Right now, Republican leadership in both chambers is aggressively urging members to stand down on virtually every front: on the continuing resolution, on the budget, on the farm bill, on the debt ceiling,” Cruz said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Thursday.

He continued:

They may or may not be right, but their argument is that we should focus exclusively on Obamacare and on jobs. In that context, why on earth would the House dive into immigration right now? It makes no sense, unless you’re Harry Reid. Republicans are poised for an historic election this fall–a conservative tidal wave much like 2010. The biggest thing we could do to mess that up would be if the House passed an amnesty bill–or any bill perceived as an amnesty bill–that demoralized voters going into November. Rather than responding to the big-money lobbying on K Street, we need to make sure working-class Americans show up by the millions to reject Obamacare and vote out the Democrats. Amnesty will ensure they stay home.

Cruz added that granting amnesty now–while wrong in his opinion at any time–would ensure Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remains in his position in after the 2014 elections.

“Amnesty is wrong in any circumstance, and if we are going to fix our broken immigration system–and we should–it makes much more sense to do so next year, so that we are negotiating a responsible solution with a Republican Senate majority rather than with Chuck Schumer,” Cruz said. “Anyone pushing an amnesty bill right now should go ahead and put a ‘Harry Reid for Majority Leader’ bumper sticker on their car, because that will be the likely effect if Republicans refuse to listen to the American people and foolishly change the subject from Obamacare to amnesty.”

I wish we had a Senate full of Ted Cruzs and Mike Lees.

Ronald Reagan once quipped,

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

Evidently, that applies to Vichy Republicans, as well.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Shutdown: Obama Stonewalls. Vichy Republicans Plot Their Surrender. Who Speaks for Average Americans?

Cartoon-Cruz-Vs-Establishment-600I’m sitting here, facing the reality of an imminent GOP”strategic surrender” to President Barack Hussein Obama’s demands, regarding ending the 17% Shutdown of the Federal Government.

Evidently, House Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the Vichy Republicans actually believed the obviously rigged NBC/Washington Post poll showing that more of the country sided with the Democrats on the issue of the Shutdown.

It turns out that the poll included not only the usual oversampling of Democrats, it also included a 20% sample of Government Employees.

Heck yeah, they’re going to support the Democrats’ side. They, like the rest of us in the Obama Economy, need their jobs.

The Republicans, themselves, are another issue.

There is a schism in the Grand Old Party, which is about to blow wide open.

Ever since 2010, when a groundswell of average Americans, like you and me, bonded together in our disgust over our out-of-control Federal Government, and the Progressive Politicians on both sides of the aisle, responsible for the situation, and voted a lot of the bums out of office, replacing them with Conservative Public Servants, the Old Guard Establishment Republicans has been solidifying their power. At the same time, in conjunction with Obama and the Democrats, and their lap-dogs in the MSM, they have publicly ridiculed and isolated the Tea Party and the Conservative Representatives and Senators whom we elected.

The difference between these ‘Vichy Republicans” and “Tea Party” or Reagan Republicans, can be clarified if we focus on two Senators,:  John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas.

Politico.com reports that

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that there was never a chance of defunding Obamacare, blaming politicians who said it was possible for the current government shutdown.

“We started this on a fool’s errand, convincing so many millions of Americans and our supporters that we could defund Obamacare,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. “[That] obviously wouldn’t happen until we had 67 Republican senators to override a presidential veto.”

McCain stopped short of naming any of his colleagues specifically when asked who was to blame for the shutdown, but he did say that he believes those who initially advocated for tying the president’s signature health care law to budget negotiations were responsible.

“[It was] the people that convinced so many millions of Americans, tea partiers specifically we’re talking about, that there was some way to defund Obamacare. We can’t,” McCain said.

Negotiations to end the government shutdown have become entangled with discussions over the debt ceiling in recent days. According to the Treasury, the debt ceiling must be lifted by Oct. 17 to avoid a default on the government’s debt.

That deadline has been questioned by conservatives who insist incoming daily revenues will allow the government to continue paying interest on its debt, thereby avoiding a default altogether.

McCain stressed that such an option could still be disastrous.

“Technically they may be correct, because there are tax revenues coming in,” McCain said. “But I know some people on Wall Street that are telling me that the markets would react in a very, very negative fashion.

Concerning Cruz, the Boston Globe reported that

Hours before he and other Senate Republicans were scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand from Texas, called upon Republican House members to stand strong in their fight against “Obamacare.”

Federal power has exploded under the Obama administration, Cruz declared at the Value Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, a gathering of social conservatives.

“None of us knows what is going to happen on this Obamacare fight right now. In my view the House of Representatives needs to keep doing what it’s doing, which is standing strong!” Cruz exhorted to wild applause.

“That is the model for every other fight,” Cruz said. “We need no more Washington solutions. We need to go back to the American people.”

Cruz pumped up the crowd from the stage, telling them that they – not him or any other elected official – have the power to stop the health law. “It is because of you that the House of Representatives has been standing strong, because the House has been listening to the people,” he said.

“The nice thing is the left will always, always, always tell you who they fear, and they fear you,” Cruz said. “They fear the American people. The fundamental problem in Washington is Washington is not listening to America.”

Cruz blamed the White House for the impasse as the shutdown entered its 11th day and the government is less than a week from the Oct 17 deadline to raise its borrowing limit or face a government default and resulting economic calamity .

“The Democrats are feeling the heat,” Cruz said. Noting that he planned to head to the White House Friday with other Senate Republicans to meet with the president, he joked: “If I am never seen again, please send a search and rescue team.”

Others scheduled to speak to the faith-based activists include Senators Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, as well as Representative Michele Bachmann. The summit is often seen as a platform for potential Republican presidential contenders.

Someone once wrote that power is an aphrodisiac…and total power corrupts totally.

I find the words and actions of McCain, Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, Graham, and the rest of the Vichy Republicans quite revealing. They are blindly determined to sell out their constituency, in order to preserve the status quo in Washington, and therefore, hang on to their Seats of Power.

They believe that by selling out, they will keep their “seats at the table”.

That is why Senator Ted Cruz and the rest of the Tea Party Conservatives scare the Hell out of Progressives on both sides of the aisle, and in the Main Stream Media, as well.

True Public Servants like Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul, are a threat to those who roam the Beltway Halls of Power with impunity. Their servants’ hearts and their forthrightness, are anathema to the Good Ol’ Boys and Girls. who have made a lucrative, self-serving career off of the American Citizenry whom they are supposed to be serving and protecting.

Just as turning on the light in the kitchen makes the cockroaches scatter for cover, the speaking of the truth by Tea Party Conservatives, makes the Old Guard Republicans close ranks, and then lash out, in a desperate attempt at self-preservation. While at the same time, continuing to “reach across the aisle”, in continuation of the Washingtonian Status Quo.

Leaving American Citizens to pick up the tab.

Until He Comes,

KJ