November 30th, 2015
Lots of turkeys in the news this past Thanksgiving weekend. As usual Donald Trump is under attack for saying the obvious and Barack Obama continues to chase climate change foolishness while the political world burns.
Donald J. Trump Versus Cheering Muslims On 9/11
Let’s start with The Donald and his statement of the obvious. Trump is in trouble because he said that thousands of Muslims cheered as the World Trade Center came tumbling down. This has provoked horror and shouts of “lies” from Big Media (especially Chuckie Todd this past Sunday).
Our own little contribution on the question of cheering Muslims as the World Trade Center came tumbling down comes via a friend. Years ago, several days after the World Trade Center was destroyed by Muslim lunatics and while the smoke still rose from the destruction, we spoke via phone to a group of friends in New York City huddled together in Manhattan.
This group of close friends included a youngish black guy (in his early 20s) of modest means who lived in Brooklyn adjacent to a Mosque. This young black guy is/was a man of the left and counts among his friends Muslims and girlfriends of Muslims. This friend was concerned because he had heard a great deal of celebration coming from the Mosque on the night of the 9/11 attacks. So concerned was this young black man that he sought advice as to whether or not to call the police and relate what he heard. This guy was not exactly police friendly so the fact that he contemplated calling the police at all always stuck in our minds.
We remembered this episode as the controversy over what Trump said hit hurricane category winds last week. That poison soup of mosques and conspiracies and celebrations and the World Trade Center did not appear at all surprising to any of us or anyone paying minimal attention to world affairs. Anyone who remembered the “Blind Sheik” of New York/New Jersey and other kooks in mosques could not be surprised by what Donald Trump said. It should not be news nor a surprise that some, if not many in the Muslim community, celebrated the 9/11 attacks. We acknowledged this hesitantly at the time and in sorrow but it was obviously true then as it is now.
So in 2015, Donald Trump says something which is fairly obvious about 9/11, and Trump gets attacked!
Some attack Trump because they deny any Muslim celebrated on 9/11. But the contemporaneous reports, and there were reports of celebrating Muslims at the time, contradict this absolutist “zero Muslims celebrated 9/11” absurdity. Some attack Trump because they say it was not “thousands” of Muslims that celebrated the destruction of the World Trade Center.
So the controversy has now boiled down to the subjective question of whether it was “thousands” of Muslims who celebrated and in New Jersey. Presumably Donald Trump will have to count one by one the Muslims he saw, and he will have to have signed certificates that the people he saw are in fact certified Muslims undisputed by any other sect as to their Muslimness, and Trump will further have to prove that the Muslims he saw or claims to have seen are indeed certified Muslims from New Jersey and not visiting New Jersey although maybe Muslims visiting New Jersey and cheering the fall of the World Trade Center will be credited to Donald Trump’s New-Jersey-Muslims-cheering-9/11 account.
We’re not going to spend our days counting how many Muslims in New Jersey danced on the rooftops of New Jersey to celebrate the fall of the World Trade Center. We won’t even count the undisputed many Muslims around the world that celebrated the fall of the World Trade Center. We won’t do that because we don’t need to do any of that to understand that it is beyond dispute that thousands upon thousands of people in America celebrated the Muslim attack and destruction of the World Trade Center. How do we know this to be an undisputed fact? Let’s go to the video tape:
Thousands cheered “God Damn America” at the Obama church on the Sunday immediately after the 9/11 attacks. Donald Trump should bring them thar chickens home to roost and hit Barack Obama on 9/11. If thousands of these so-called Christians celebrated the “chickens” of “God damn America” it is not hard to believe that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey and Brooklyn and all over the place did as Donald Trump alleges.
Climate Change Kills Barack Obama
Why is Barack Obama burning fuel to jet to another silly conference on climate change, a.k.a. weather? It’s desperation legacy time for Barack:
But the two-week summit is unlikely to give Obama the world-saving, wall-of-the-presidential-library-defining achievement that he clearly wants. Even the best-case scenario won’t make sense to most people — there’s no easy headline or heroic narrative to be had in a patchwork of nonbinding pledges by 200 nations that may or may not eventually limit the rise in global temperatures to around 2 degrees Celsius.
The utter silliness of climate change, a.k.a. weather has been harpooned like a whale by none other than Scientific American:
The climate change debate has been polarized into a simple dichotomy. Either global warming is “real, man-made and dangerous,” as Pres. Barack Obama thinks, or it’s a “hoax,” as Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thinks. But there is a third possibility: that it is real, man-made and not dangerous, at least not for a long time.
This “lukewarm” option has been boosted by recent climate research, and if it is right, current policies may do more harm than good. For example, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other bodies agree that the rush to grow biofuels, justified as a decarbonization measure, has raised food prices and contributed to rainforest destruction. Since 2013 aid agencies such as the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank have restricted funding for building fossil-fuel plants in Asia and Africa; that has slowed progress in bringing electricity to the one billion people who live without it and the four million who die each year from the effects of cooking over wood fires.
Leave it to a boob like Barack to make a disaster out of all weather. This is an example of the cure being worse than the disease. You don’t have to be a coal miner to be hurt by misguided policies built on faulty “facts” that might or might not be facts at all. In fact, maybe what we all are going to pine for soon enough is some real no doubt honest to goodness global warming:
A study presented at the British Royal Astronomical Society’s recent annual meeting confirms that the sun may go into a “hibernation” mode around 2030 called the “Grand Solar Minimum” that could cause another “Little Ice Age.” [snip]
A solar minimum “dim sun” deflects fewer cosmic rays away from Earth’s atmosphere than a bright sun. Rays entering the atmosphere seed clouds, which in turn cool the planet even more and increase precipitation in the form of rain, snow and hail. Both historical “Minimum” periods saw colder-than-normal global temperatures, and the combination of phenomena is often referred to by scientists as the “Little Ice Age.”
Stock up on blankets if Barack warns about global warming, cause it is sure to get cold.
Anyway we don’t want to get too serious this close to the post Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas season and we promised in our title another video to justify our claim of climate change killing Barack Obama. So we owe you the video and we will deliver after a little explanation.
[N.B.: BEWARE, SPOILER BELOW FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT SEE THE MOVIE KINGSMAN AND DON’T WANT US TO RUIN THE MOVIE FOR THEM]
This past Saturday the waste of time called HBO aired for the first time the movie Kingsman. It’s a goofy movie spoof about James Bond type spies and global warming, a.k.a. climate change, a.k.a. weather.
We won’t give away too much of the plot, or rather we will give away all of the plot because it is the first Hollywood movie that kills off Barack Obama and the reason why Barack is killed is because he is a slimy bastard that treacherously betrays all of humanity because of climate change, a.k.a. weather.
In the movie Kingsman, Barack Obama real life supporter Samuel Jackson plays the villain who devises a plan to solve global warming, a.k.a. climate change, a.k.a. weather by killing off most of the population of the Earth. Barack Obama and other sleazy people agree to help kill off billions of people if they themselves survive the mass destruction. It’s a version of burn the village to save it.
The beauty of all this is that we get to witness the global warming, a.k.a. climate change, a.k.a. weather, lunatics become the means by which we all get to see Barack Obama’s head blown off. We refer all Secret Service inquiries to the movie producers.
The head blown off Obama is one of two scenes which feature Barack. In the first scene, Samuel Jackson’s character tells the big eared goofball Barack to open his ears and Barack responds with “I’m listening.” Ya gotta see it to appreciate the goofiness of it all.
Then in the second Obama scene, which we play here, watch at the 27 second mark as Barack Obama’s head gets to experience climate change.
In this instance climate change, like cheering Muslims, is a killer.
November 26th, 2015
Jesus, Trump, Putin, Star Wars, ISIS, Thanksgiving.
At his moment of great peril, Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, quoted from the Torah, the Pentateuch. The citation was not from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, nor from Numbers. The wisdom came from the Book of Deuteronomy.
In what is known as the Temptation of Christ, a very hungry Jesus, fasting for forty days in the wilderness, is tempted by Satan to turn stones into bread. In effect this temptation would have Jesus abandon both his heritage and his mission on Earth.
The citation by Jesus is effective in repelling the wily Satan. The quote is relevant in our own time.
Jesus reached back to a time when the nation of Israel was at a similar perilous crossroads. In Deuteronomy, the great Moses, who led his people from captivity, exhorts and chastises them to not stray from their G_d, and to stay true to their purposes in history. Moses too fasted for forty days as he received the tablets of the Covenant with it’s contractual Commandments and he too found himself in the wilderness on a mountain, so the Jesus quote is at the very least a literary masterstroke.
Here we have two figures, both quite conscious of destiny and the need to remain steadfast to their duty, at a moment of great peril. So what is the quote from Moses that Jesus (Matthew 4:4) cited? Here is the full quote from Moses and we will highlight the sentence Jesus utilized to repel temptation to weakness and failure:
He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.
Yup! Men, Women, do not live by bread alone. We are more than lumps of protoplasm adrift in the tides of history. It is a lesson from Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor, and it is a long struggle between the materialist philosophy Marx espoused and those of the wise who understand other nourishments are required. Star Wars‘ fictional Yoda understands we are more than “this crude matter”.
“I don’t believe it.” “That is why you fail.” Without the belief there is failure. Which brings us to Trump, Putin, ISIS, and Thanksgiving by way of Ross Douthat of the New York Times:
The deep reality here (a reality not unlike the one that’s playing itself out on certain college campuses right now) is that many human beings, especially perhaps young human beings, still crave a transcendent purpose, even in a society that tells them they don’t really need one to live a comfortable, fulfilling life. And more than that, many people experience both a kind of liberation and a kind of joy in submission to these purposes, even — as is the case with ISIS — when that submission involves accepting forms of violence and cruelty that rightly shock the conscience of the world.
This joy is not something that our culture is conditioned to expect or accept, let alone to counter.
Why does ISIS rise? Because their leaders and their followers believe in something. It is an evil something and a hideous something, but they believe in it and are willing to die for it.
The West, the values of the West, the heritage of the West, are in peril today because our leaders have abandoned everything about the West except its materialist component. Since 2011 we have written about Barack Obama’s “managed decline” of America. “Managed decline” of America, brought to you by Barack Obama.
The president of the United States, the one that is supposed to be the leader of the Free World, the champion of the West and its values will not defend the West because he and his cohort do not believe in our values.
So from Barack Obama’s “managed decline” of America a different voice emerges. That voice says “Make America Great Again”. “Make America Great Again” is a rational response to “managed decline”. Add to that Donald Trump’s instinctive defense of the West and its values and the power of his message becomes clear.
Vladimir Putin understands in his Slavic soul that indeed his Russia does not live by bread alone. Relatively speaking Russia is a rather devastated country. But Putin has shown a grit and determination to Make Russia Great Again and that is how he captures the loyalty of the Russian people.
Not that there is any equivalence between what Donald Trump says and wants and what Vladimir Putin espouses. Putin is not of the West. Putin is certainly not of the West that values freedom and liberty and other such “spiritual” values.
Trump is entirely a man of the West. His freewheeling discourses are entirely those of a man who delights in the exercise of free speech, the power of the individual, and the iconoclastic punches against an establishment that has lost its way and no longer possesses the consent of the governed.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are a clash in values. Both are fierce advocates for their civilizations. Putin is ascendant now because Barack Obama has “managed declined” America’s role as leader of the Free World and therefore the authoritarian Putin has free reign.
Donald Trump wants to champion the West and all its values. What are those values? Our values are our Judeo-Christian heritage. Those values are why Donald Trump and Bibi Netanyahu sound battle cries with the same strength and purpose.
The spiritual heritage of the West is under attack. Notice how it is in the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy that it is respectable to accept the spiritual and the transcendent? You can’t talk about G_d in the classroom but it is entirely OK to prattle about “The Force” and make Hollywood blockbusters about some make believe priesthood of warriors – just don’t mention the Apostles and how those twelve grew into a global civilization.
The leaders of the West believe the values of the West are a spent force. It’s why Angela Merkel seeks to reset the demographics of Germany with an alien soft invasion to counteract the decline in birthrates in her country. It’s sort of a “managed invasion” of the culture, heritage and values of a Western democracy – from the inside!
Throughout the West we see our great institutions reject pillars of the West such as free speech for the nonsense of “safe zones” stripped of Western values. First it was kick out Jane Austen and Shakespeare, then all white men who wrote the literature that make us who we are.
We see the rise of silly “movements” such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter because, aside from the manipulators who initiate these “movements” for their political profit – many young Americans are looking for something to believe in.
It used to be that the young, yearning for something to believe in would turn to cult religions that turned them into profitable sales groups hawking incense and refuge for the lonely or adrift. Now, we have political manipulators who create “movements” for those left unmoored by a society and culture that does not quench the soul of it’s thirst for a spark of the divine that is in us all.
And that is the glory of Thanksgiving. It is on Thanksgiving that the table is set with reflection on blessings.
This Thanksgiving weekend, with the rise of barbarism in the East, the threats from the North, and a global awakening of what might be gone if the West is lost, we find peace and hope. As the shadows rise and history repeats, we believe the West and the values of the West will be defended. This is a moment of great peril. It’s also a moment of great promise.
November 19th, 2015
The second debate was a catastrophe for Hillary2016. In the wake of the Muslim Terrorist attack against the West in the city of light it was to be expected that Hillary Clinton would turn the events to her advantage but instead she immolated herself on issue after issue in order to protect Barack Obama.
As to Donald Trump, he should strip off his tailored suits and put on white linen cloth so that he can be declared a prophet on issue upon issue.
We’re not exaggerating. We pinpointed the exact doom day of the Romney campaign well before anyone. We pinpointed the moment of doom for Hillary2016 which took place at the second debate. For years we predicted ObamaCare would doom the Dims and that issue is back with a fury. On Muslim Terrorism we’ve noted that Barack Obama cannot be that stupid that Barack Obama purposefully and treacherously wants the enemies of America to succeed and his policies only make “sense” in that light.
Those that want to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016 need to denounce her campaign and her positions until she returns to sanity. Let’s look at events in recent days.
In the second debate Hillary Clinton went out of her way to praise ObamaCare. Hillary could have said something along the lines of “as to healthcare I have a lifetime of experience and I will do what has to be done to improve the health care of all Americans”. That pablum would have inoculated herself a little bit against the horror that is ObamaCare. We think that Hillary should denounce ObamaCare as the Frankenstein monster it is but if Hillary does not wish to do that because she fears the treacherous Barack Obama, the sentence we propose would have been better than what she said. Here’s what Hillary said:
We now have this great accomplishment known as the Affordable Care Act. And– I don’t think we should have to be defending it amount [sic] Democrats. We ought to be working to improve it and prevent Republicans from both undermining it and even repealing it. [snip]
I– I think– I think as Democrats, we ought to proudly support the Affordable Care Act, improve it, and make it the model that we know it can be–
That first sentence from Hillary will launch a thousand attack ads. “We now have this great accomplishment known as the Affordable Care Act.” And “I think as Democrats, we ought to proudly support the Affordable Care Act” will also be featured in countless attack ads.
Why in Heaven, Earth, or Hell, Hillary Clinton defends ObamaCare even the Almighty cannot explain.
Today, Bombshell: United Healthcare may exit individual insurance exchanges after 2016. Yes, that is the latest news from the ObamaCare that Hillary Clinton so defends:
Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday when it warned that it may stop offering insurance plans to individuals through public exchanges established by the reform law.
In a surprise, UnitedHealth (UNH) downgraded its earnings forecast in a sign that ACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is taking a toll on the company’s bottom line. [snip]
“If they can’t make money on the exchanges, it seems it would be hard for anyone,” Hempstead said.
More than half of the 23 non-profit insurance co-ops established under the ACA are shuttering by the end of this year, but UnitedHealth is the largest single insurance carrier in the U.S. United’s comments about the health of exchange-plan holders also runs counter to what was expected. Experts including Hempstead assumed the sickest people would get insurance first and then the “risk pool” would improve as more healthy people bought plans.
We wrote about this death spiral to ObamaCare back in 2009. It was easy to see. But Hillary Clinton continues to defend ObamaCare. We also warned repeatedly that deductibles were too damn high and made ObamaCare a killer. On the same day as the second debate, the New York Times published the truth about ObamaCare deductibles which Hillary either did not see or chose to ignore:
Many Say High Deductibles Make Their Health Law Insurance All but Useless [snip]
“The deductible, $3,000 a year, makes it impossible to actually go to the doctor,” said David R. Reines, 60, of Jefferson Township, N.J., a former hardware salesman with chronic knee pain. “We have insurance, but can’t afford to use it.” [snip]
In many states, more than half the plans offered for sale through HealthCare.gov, the federal online marketplace, have a deductible of $3,000 or more, a New York Times review has found. Those deductibles are causing concern among Democrats — and some Republican detractors of the health law, who once pushed high-deductible health plans in the belief that consumers would be more cost-conscious if they had more of a financial stake or skin in the game.
“We could not afford the deductible,” said Kevin Fanning, 59, who lives in North Texas, near Wichita Falls. “Basically I was paying for insurance I could not afford to use.”
He dropped his policy. [snip]
“Our deductible is so high, we practically pay for all of our medical expenses out of pocket,” said Wendy Kaplan, 50, of Evanston, Ill. “So our policy is really there for emergencies only, and basic wellness appointments.”
Her family of four pays premiums of $1,200 a month for coverage with an annual deductible of $12,700.
In Miami, the median deductible, according to HealthCare.gov, is $5,000. (Half of the plans are above the median, and half below it.) In Jackson, Miss., the comparable figure is $5,500. In Chicago, the median deductible is $3,400. In Phoenix, it is $4,000; in Houston and Des Moines, $3,000. [snip]
Mr. Fanning, the North Texan, said he and his wife had a policy with a monthly premium of about $500 and an annual deductible of about $10,000 after taking account of financial assistance. Their income is about $32,000 a year.
The Fannings dropped the policy in July after he had a one-night hospital stay and she had tests for kidney problems, and the bills started to roll in.
Josie Gibb of Albuquerque pays about $400 a month in premiums, after subsidies, for a silver-level insurance plan with a deductible of $6,000. “The deductible,” she said, “is so high that I have to pay for everything all year — visits with a gynecologist, a dermatologist, all blood work, all tests. It’s really just a catastrophic policy.”
Hillary Clinton defends this scam? You pay your premiums then you pay the deductibles and by then the insurance companies have done well but you haven’t. Only if you are very sick and squeeze the system dry is ObamaCare of any use to anyone. And Hillary Clinton defends what by any definition is a scam?
That article comes from the New York Times and published on the day of the debate but somehow Hillary continues to go out of her way to praise ObamaCare??? The Boston Globe follows up today on the scam:
Critics say high deductibles make insurance ‘unaffordable’
“This law was going to give people a chance,” said Cassaundra Anderson, 44, a freelance proof reader.
But in April, when Roger Anderson fell while hiking and hurt his shoulder, he discovered, to his dismay, that simply being insured was not enough. The Andersons’ mid-tier plan, which costs them $875 a month, requires them to meet a $7,000 deductible before insurance payments kick in.
“We can’t afford the Affordable Care Act, quite honestly,” said Cassaundra Anderson, whose family canvassed for Obama in their neighborhood, a Republican stronghold outside Cincinnati. “The intention is great, but there is so much wrong. . . . I’m mad.”
The Andersons’ experience echoes that of hundreds of thousands of newly insured Americans facing sticker shock over out-of-pocket costs. [snip]
“This will be an issue at least one more time in the 2016 election. It could absolutely still hurt Democrats,” said Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health. “Polls about the Affordable Care Act have a considerable amount of middle-income people who say either the program has done nothing for them or actually hurt them.”
Repeatedly the concerns cited by Americans quoted at the New York Times and the Boston Globe is that their insurance is not only worthless, but a drain on them. ObamaCare is a scam that takes money by force of law and delivers nothing but bills. Hillary Clinton defends and supports this???
Donald J. Trump promises to burn ObamaCare to the ground.
Hillary Clinton somehow believes that adopting every ObamaCare horror as her own child is somehow a winning strategy. We think it is as catastrophic as Hillary’s demand the United States bring in 65,000 Syrian
refugees potential Trojan Horse invaders.
ObamaCare is a cancer on Hillary2016. That’s the good news. That cancer will slowly eat away at the entrails of Hillary2016. The immediate danger to Hillary2016 is the IED that is Islamic Terrorism which has exploded with devastating instant impact.
The White Working Class
Let’s tie this all up in one neat package for the dunderheads in Brooklyn. Please notice that the predominately white, working class and the middle classes are the ones hurt by ObamaCare. It is also the white working class that is disgusted by Barack Obama’s pro Muslim Terrorist policies. Policies which Hillary2016 adopts like a dog picks up fleas.
In October we noted that Donald Trump was walking away with the Clinton Coalition. Hillary2016, like Barack Obama has orphaned the winning Clinton Coalition. The Wall Street Journal confirms the flight of the white working class to Donald J. Trump:
Trump Rides a Blue-Collar Wave
Fifty-five percent of his supporters are white working-class.
The biggest surprise of the presidential election so far is the emergence and persistent strength of Donald Trump. [snip]
Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 39% of the white working class backs Mr. Trump, twice his share of white college-educated voters. Fifty-five percent of his supporters are white working class, compared with 35% for the rest of the Republican field and only 32% for Mr. Carson.
We’ve written a great deal about the importance of the white working class and how the flight of that cohort from FDR/JFK/Clinton Democrats to Trump Republicans reshapes both political parties so we won’t dwell on those implications today. Suffice to say that Donald Trump, a billionaire, resonates so very well with them. And on issue after issue Donald Trump’s forthrightness and clear talk threatens the mush and the crap coming from Hillary2016.
As an example, here’s leftist Kevin Drum at leftist Mother Jones magazine, with a warning to liberals:
Liberals Should Knock Off the Mockery Over Calls to Limit Syrian Refugees
Chris Cillizza on the post-Paris push among Republicans to keep Syrian refugees out of the country:
Over the past 24 hours, almost half of the nation’s governors — all but one of them Republicans — have said they plan to refuse to allow Syrian immigrants into their states in the wake of the Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State….That stance has been greeted with widespread ridicule and disgust by Democrats who insist that keeping people out of the U.S. is anathema to the founding principles of the country.
….Think what you will, but one thing is clear: The political upside for Republican politicians pushing an immigration ban on Syrians and/or Muslims as a broader response to the threat posed by the Islamic State sure looks like a political winner.
Cillizza has some poll numbers to back this up, but he’s right in more ways than just that. Here’s the thing: to the average person, it seems perfectly reasonable to be suspicious of admitting Syrian refugees to the country. We know that ISIS would like to attack the US. We know that ISIS probably has the wherewithal to infiltrate a few of its people into the flood of refugees. And most voters have no idea how easy it is to get past US screening. They probably figure it’s pretty easy.
So to them it doesn’t seem xenophobic or crazy to call for an end to accepting Syrian refugees. It seems like simple common sense. After all, things changed after Paris.
Mocking Republicans over this—as liberals spent much of yesterday doing on my Twitter stream—seems absurdly out of touch to a lot of people. [snip]
Ordinary people see the refugees as a common sense thing to be concerned about. We shouldn’t respond by essentially calling them idiots. That way lies electoral disaster.
Electoral disaster. As we wrote about the second debate. Hillary wants 65,000 Syrian refugees??? Is there one living brain in Hillary2016???
As with ObamaCare, Hillary Clinton cannot bring herself to talk about Islamic/Muslim Terrorists – even as bodies torn by Islamic bombs and guns littered Paris. Instead at the second debate Hillary was a cheerleader for ObamaCare and national suicide via unguarded borders, illegal immigration, mass migration, and empathy towards the “root causes” that drive these Islamic Terrorists.
The evidence mounts that some of the Muslim Terrorists that attacked in Paris traveled to Europe by declaring themselves to be Syrian refugees. Even worse some of the Muslim Terrorists were home grown in the tolerant enclaves of a Europe stripped of pride in the values of the West. The reports flood in that ISIS and other Muslim terrorists are engaged in efforts to come to and attack inside the United States. From Hillary, mush and empathy instead of denunciations of Barack Obama and his failed domestic and foreign policy.
So it was with supreme stupidity that in the wake of the Muslim attacks against Paris, Big Media declared the death of Trump, again:
GOP leaders: National security will end Carson and Trump campaigns
The reemergence of foreign policy atop the Republican agenda will force voters to reevaluate the outsider candidates, particularly as both Trump and Carson display a lack of knowledge about national security and the terrorist threat, party stalwarts said.
“The losers are going to be Donald Trump and Ben Carson on national security,” said Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP. “As the Republican base sobers up, they are the two, if this story lasts a long time, it’s going to hurt.”
Indeed, in interviews with current and former GOP chairs, veteran operatives, lobbyists and strategists, the long-held conviction that neither Trump nor Carson will win the Republican nomination has only strengthened since the attacks in Paris last week.
That was supreme stupidity. Subsequent polls revealed the beltway “wisdom” stupidity as Trump rose in the polls. Of course Ben Carson was doomed from the start and the Paris attacks hastened his demise. But Donald Trump? Donald Trump who proves as prescient as an Old Testament prophet?
While Hillary Clinton even after the Muslim Terrorist attacks against Paris could not come up with an experienced strategy or the guts to mention Islam, Donald Trump, well before the terror attack said what needed to be said:
That was BEFORE the ISIS terror attack in Paris. After the Paris attack Trump released a minute long ad to be heard by the voters in the early primary states:
The tragic attacks in Paris prove once again that America needs to get tough on radical Islamic terrorism. President Obama and other politicans have consistantly failed us. Just hours before the attacks in Paris, President Obama said ISIS had been contained. It is amazing that the United States could have a president who is so out of touch. It is also dangerous. Obama has no strategy to defeat ISIS and now he is preparing to let hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria into the United States. I will stop illegal immigration. We will build a wall on the southern border, and yes, I will also quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS. We’ll make the military so strong, no one and I mean no one, will mess with us. If I win, we will not have to listen to the politicans who are losing the war on terrorism, we will make America safe, and we will make America great again.
Clear, precise, English. A strong denunciation of Barack Obama’s policies. Anyone wonder why Trump2016 is doing so well and Hillary2016 is headed toward the November 2016 rocks?
November 16th, 2015
Update: Did Jeb Bush just quit the presidential race? Or is Bush now actively campaigning on behalf of Donald Trump? How else to explain this:
Jeb Bush said he wouldn’t ban Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., separating himself from most Republican governors and his party’s presidential field as he pitched himself as the most experienced candidate running for the nomination.
“The answer to this is not to ban people from coming,” Bush said Tuesday in an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann for Bloomberg Politics’ With All Due Respect. “The answer is to lead, to resolve the problem in Syria.”
Even Chuckie Schumer sees Donald Trump’s Trojan Horse lead and says: “A “pause” on refugees may be necessary.” Hillary2016 stands with JeBush on this one and it is a calamity for both. Can’t fix it.
In 2012 we pinpointed, before and after the fact, the exact hour when Mitt Romney lost the election. It was our “meltdown” moment. We remember that day almost as if it happened this past Saturday. Indeed, it was on a Saturday when Willard destroyed himself.
On that Saturday Willard “Mitt” Romney decided that the best way to wiggle himself out of the many attacks his foolish campaign was subject to was to name his choice for Vice President. Instead of a moment of strength, a great moment for his campaign, the fact that Willard tried to escape his troubles by changing the topic to the VP race only highlighted the explosive sign of weakness and the mess to come in November.
We exploded in rage on that Saturday. Not only did Romney make a Saturday morning announcement in competition with the Olympics – Romney also decided to turn the election into an “issues” election with his selection of Paul Ryan and a Great Lakes strategy – instead of the referendum on Obama’s failed presidency, as Romney had promised.
On that Saturday morning in 2012 Mitt Romney threw away the election.
This past Saturday night, Hillary Clinton threw away the election, presuming she gets the nomination.
On Saturday night Hillary decided to wage war on termites. Hillary discovered two termites named Bernie and Marty in her house – so Hillary burned down her house. Now the two termites are entirely dead but Hillary is exposed to the elements, homeless.
That’s the best explanation we can come up with to deal with Hillary’s suicidal Saturday surrender. Are Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley such mortal threats that Hillary had to finish them off in the debate at the cost of Youtube moments that will be used against her in the general election?
Hillary Clinton, the brave woman who in 2008 threatened she would “obliterate” Iran and said so to make her policy lines clear in order that Iran would not miscalculate was nowhere to be found. Hillary Clinton, the woman who in June 2014 said that the many illegal immigrants breaking into the United States through the southern border, many of them children, had to be sent back to Mexico, could not be found on the stage.
That Hillary has been replaced with the Hillary that supports Barack Obama’s deal with Iran which will provide Iran with $150 billion they can use to expand their Persian Empire of Terror. That Hillary after the terror attacks in Paris persisted in her defense of potentially bringing in a horde of killers to the United States draped in the hoods of “refugee” is more than shameful. It is catastrophic.
Hillary Clinton, must have forgotten that when she was the wife of then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton the Mariel refugee crisis erupted. Mariel refugees from Castro’s Cuba included criminals and psychopaths purposely shipped out by Fidel. Thereafter a riot and escape from Fort Chaffee in Arkansas which enraged Governor Clinton eventually contributed to his re-election defeat.
All that hard history was forgotten on Saturday night when Hillary Clinton blew herself up like a Muslim in Paris suicide bomber:
CBS’s John Dickerson Asks Democratic Candidates If They Use The Phrase “Radical Islam,” None Will
At the second DNC presidential debate, CBS News’s John Dickerson asked the three Democratic candidates whether they can defeat “radical Islam” without using the phrase.
DICKERSON: You have been making the case when you talk about lack of forward vision, you’re essentially saying that Secretary Clinton lacks that vision and this critique matches up with this discussion of language. The critique is that the softness of language betrays a softness of approach. So if this language — if you don’t call it by what it is, how can your approach be effective to the cause? That’s the critique.
DICKERSON: Secretary Clinton, you mentioned radical jihadists. Marco Rubio, also running for president, said that this attack showed and the attack in Paris showed that we are at war with radical Islam. Do you agree with that characterization, radical Islam?
CLINTON: I don’t think we’re at war with Islam. I don’t think we’re at war with all Muslims. I think we’re at war with jihadists who have —
DICKERSON: Just to interrupt. He didn’t say all Muslims. He just said radical Islam. Is that a phrase you don’t…
CLINTON: I think THAT you can talk about Islamists who clearly are also jihadists, but I think it’s not particularly helpful to make the case that Senator Sanders was just making that I agree with, that we’ve got to reach out to Muslim countries.
We’ve got to have them be part of our coalition. If they hear people running for president who basically shortcut it to say we are somehow against Islam, that was one of the real contributions, despite all the other problems, that George W. Bush made after 9/11 when he basically said after going to a Mosque in Washington, we are not at war with Islam or Muslims.
We are at war with violent extremism. We are at war with people who use their religion for purposes of power and oppression. And, yes, we are at war with those people. But I don’t want us to be painting with too broad a brush.
DICKERSON: The reason I ask is you gave a speech at Georgetown University in which you said, that it was important to show, quote, “respect, even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand and in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.” Can you explain what that means in the context of this kind of barbarism?
CLINTON: I think with this kind of barbarism and nihilism, it’s very hard to understand, other than the lust for power, the rejection of modernity, the total disregard for human rights, freedom, or any other value that we know and respect.
Historically, it is important to try to understand your adversary in order to figure out how they are thinking, what they will be doing, how they will react. I plead that it’s very difficult when you deal with ISIS and organizations like that whose behavior is so barbaric and so vicious that it doesn’t seem to have any purpose other than lust for killing and power and that’s very difficult to put ourselves in the other shoe.
DICKERSON: Just quickly, do either of you, radical Islam, do either of you use that phrase?
SANDERS: I don’t think the term is what’s important. What is important to understand is we have organizations, whether it is ISIS or Al Qaida, who do believe we should go back several thousand years. We should make women third-class citizens, that we should allow children to be sexually assaulted, that they are a danger to modern society.
And that this world, with American leadership, can and must come together to destroy them. We can do that. And it requires an entire world to come together, including in a very active way, the Muslim nations.
DICKERSON: Governor O’ Malley, you have been making the case when you talk about lack of forward vision, you’re essentially saying that Secretary Clinton lacks that vision and this critique matches up with this discussion of language. The critique is that the softness of language betrays a softness of approach. So if this language — if you don’t call it by what it is, how can your approach be effective to the cause? that’s the critique.
O’ MALLEY: I believe calling it what it is, is to say radical jihadis. That’s calling it what it is. But John, let’s not fall into the trap of thinking that all of our Muslim American neighbors in this country are somehow our enemies here. They are our first line of defense.
And we are going to be able to defeat ISIS on the ground there, as well as in this world, because of the Muslim Americans in our country and throughout the world who understand that this brutal and barbaric group is perverting the name of a great world religion. And now, like never before, we need our Muslim American neighbors to stand up and to — and to be a part of this.
This is not mush coming from Hillary Clinton’s mouth, it is filth. Our first article this year featured the Muslim President of Egypt specifically naming Muslims as the problem when it comes to terrorism:
Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!
I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema—Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I’m talking about now. [snip]
I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.
Muslim President of Egypt Al-Sisi righteously blames the entire Islamic population of the world, the Umma, but from Hillary Clinton, filth.
Hillary Clinton would not use the words “radical Islam” even as the blood soaked mounds of Islam’s victims still laid piled up in a Paris theater and morgues. Hillary on Saturday failed the test of leadership. Hillary Clinton refuses to denounce Barack Obama’s polices of appeasement and weakness – if not outright treachery.
Hours after the Koran Killers struck in Paris, Barack Obama continued to release the other Islamic killers luxuriously caged in Guantanamo. From Hillary… silence.
The leftist Atlantic declares the Quran/Koran Kooks to be the problem:
In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as “not Islamic” and as al-Qaeda’s “jayvee team,” statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors. [snip]
We can gather that their state rejects peace as a matter of principle; that it hungers for genocide; that its religious views make it constitutionally incapable of certain types of change, even if that change might ensure its survival; and that it considers itself a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world.
The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior. Its rise to power is less like the triumph of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (a group whose leaders the Islamic State considers apostates) than like the realization of a dystopian alternate reality in which David Koresh or Jim Jones survived to wield absolute power over not just a few hundred people, but some 8 million. [snip]
We are misled in a second way, by a well-intentioned but dishonest campaign to deny the Islamic State’s medieval religious nature. [snip]
The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.
The Islamic State is Islamic. That’s a truth Hillary Clinton failed to tell on Saturday night. That truth will haunt her.
Hillary Clinton had an opportunity to let the world know that the Islamic State is not a junior varsity team, nor is it contained, both lies from Barack Obama’s mouth.
Barack Obama wants to bring in ten thousand “refugees” which cannot be vetted because they either have no documents or they have forged documents. This is what Donald Trump has intelligently described as “one of the great Trojan horses.”
The moment Hillary Clinton lost the general election was when she said ten thousand was not enough. She wants 65,000 refugees and she compounds that foolishness with the lie that they can be vetted.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lie when they say these “refugees” can be vetted. Further, today Barack Obama declared that he will not impose “religious tests” (meaning persecuted Christians will not be exclusively given the religious asylum benefit that “persecuted” Muslims from places such as Chechnya have been given). What about children only? Let’s call them what they would turn into “anchor babies” for terrorists.
Europe and America are undergoing a soft invasion. Most citizens see what our “leaders” insist is not there.
The Trojan War ended when the Trojans themselves brought into the walled city of Troy the masters of their destruction hidden inside a great wooden horse. Troy and the great wooden horse is remembered to this day.
The fall of Troy will never be forgotten. The Trojan War was not just about Trojan prince Paris and his stolen beauty from Greece, Helen. It was a clash of civilizations. The once great Troy fell to the Greeks. The Trojan ruins disappeared from history but Troy survives in the imagination and in great epic poems about a civilization gone with the wind.
The leaders of Troy and that emotional boy prince Paris made foolish decisions. Our leaders too, including Hillary Clinton, are making many foolish decisions and cowardly statements. Some on the left and some on the right believe that the Islamic terror attacks on the city of light will benefit leaders such as Hillary Clinton who have long experience and finally, finally, end the summer of Trump and finish off all the outsiders. We don’t think so.
As the evidence mounts that some of the Muslim killers came in under the immigration tide, as Europe’s leaders face the wrath of their populations, as illegal immigration and terrorism increasingly link in the public mind, as further attacks loom, as his prescient statements on oil and ISIS are remembered, Donald Trump will continue to bask in endless summer.
More so than ever the Muslim killers of Paris bring an end to an era:
If you’re one of the millions of young people who enjoyed this period of relative comfort, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s coming to an end. If Madrid, London, or Mumbai didn’t wake you up, Paris should. In the last week, three major terrorist attacks—not just in France, but in Lebanon and against a Russian airliner in Egypt—have killed more than 400 people. ISIS has claimed responsibility for all three massacres. A year ago, you could have said that the terrorists who wanted to hit the West couldn’t pull it off, or that those who could pull it off it didn’t have the ambition. You can’t say that anymore. [snip]
For those of us living stateside, the last 14 years have been pretty easy. Those days are over. The people who hit Paris will try to hit us here, and they just proved they can do it.
The Muslim killers in Paris were an opportunity for Hillary Clinton to speak the truth. That opportunity came and went along with her chances to ever be president.
Perhaps Hillary will overcome Barack Obama’s machinations to keep the nomination from her. We hope so. But a general election victory? That was blown up in the streets of Paris and in a debate stage in Iowa.
November 14th, 2015
Donald Trump was elected president last night, wrote Ann Coulter. Coulter might easily be right. Tonight at the second debate we will find out if Hillary Clinton has any chance against Trump when he becomes the R nominee, if she becomes the D nominee.
We’ve been writing for a long time that Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 had to get away from Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton cannot win if she is the third Obama term. Hillary Clinton has to be the candidate of change. By now it should be evident why Hillary will lose if she is seen as the third Obama term.
Before last night we were entirely sure that the second debate featured Hillary Clinton, Baltimore O’Malley, and the barking mad Saint Bernard from Vermont was an act of cruel barbarism. To have Hillary debate those two was equivalent to a Mama Grizzly up against two gerbils.
We were entirely sure that Baltimore O’Malley and barking Bernie Sanders would unveil unrelenting attacks against Hillary only to be devoured, like thin sticks of wood tossed in a chipper, by Hillary. We were absolutely sure that Hillary would reenact Marco Rubio’s response to attacks by Jeb Bush by saying “You’re only attacking me now because you’re losing. At the first debate you were rational but now as you sink into oblivion you attack me because that is your calculation to survive. You should be ashamed of your cheap theatrics…” and on and on.
But now all bets are off. The debate that was supposed to focus on income inequality, bloated increases in spending, and mad economic schemes, is now front and center a discussion on the failures of Barack Obama foreign policy.
Any candidate that tonight does not denounce Obama foreign policy and Obama’s naive, or as we believe THREACHEROUS, policies, is doomed in the general election. Particularly vulnerable is Hillary Clinton.
Barking mad kook Bernie Sanders is not happy with the switch in focus of the debate:
A top aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., one of the three candidates, got into a lengthy dispute with executives from CBS, the network hosting the debate, during a conference call on Saturday morning. A staffer for one of the other campaigns who was also on the call described the exchange to Yahoo News as “heated” and even “bizarre,” and a second source on the call confirmed the nature of the exchange.
The dispute centered on CBS’s decision to increase the emphasis on terrorism, foreign policy, and national security in the wake of the attacks that left more than 100 people dead in Paris on Friday night. According to the rival staffer, Sanders strategist Mark Longabaugh lit into CBS vice president and Washington bureau chief Christopher Isham when the changes to the debate were detailed on the call.
“It was a little bit of a bizarre scene. The Sanders representative, you know, really laid into CBS and basically … kind of threw, like, a little bit of a fit and said, ‘You are trying to turn this into a foreign policy debate. That’s not what any of us agreed to. How can you change the terms of the debate, you know, on the day of the debate. That’s not right,’” the staffer recounted.
Barkin’ Bernie is right to be worried. But it is Hillary Clinton that should be most worried about this necessary change in debate focus:
Instead, it puts the focus back squarely on the former secretary of state a few weeks after Clinton’s much-lauded marathon Benghazi testimony while underscoring her role as not only the most hawkish candidate on the stage but the only one with direct involvement in formulating an Obama ISIL containment policy stretched to the breaking point now.
Clinton has made no secret that she advocated a more muscular foreign policy than Obama, but she has been reluctant to air those grievances publicly outside a few opaque comments.
Whether Clinton, who pressed Obama to use air power in 2011 during the chaotic aftermath of the Libyan revolution, will draw a contrast with her onetime boss and rival has emerged as the most interesting question in a debate that had been seen as a showdown with Sanders.
“I expect Clinton tonight to call for much more robust action against ISIL – she obviously has no problem changing positions for political gain and distance from Obama’s … approach makes policy and political sense for her,” says Randy Scheunemann, a former adviser to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign – and a longtime critic of Obama’s policies in the region. [snip]
Clinton – whose support of the 2003 Iraq invasion was a major, and possibly decisive factor in her loss to Obama seven years ago – has always projected foreign policy strength, as exemplified by her famous ‘3 a.m.” against Obama in 2008. But she’s treading a tightrope, running in a primary where the overwhelming majority opposes anything but the lightest intervention – and only last week flatly rejected the idea that the country needed to wage a new “war” on the Islamic State.
“If you have a declaration of war, you’d better have a budget that backs it up,” Clinton said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Nov. 11 – an assertion that might have been outrun by Friday’s events.
Bernie Sanders will prove tonight he is not a commander in chief. Neither is Baltimore O’Malley, the house plant on stage. Baltimore O’Malley recently announced that the rise of ISIS was due to global warming a.k.a. climate change and O’Malley also foolishly declared that global warming is the greatest national security threat the nation faces. But to understand how climate change hokum has been eliminated as an issue when compared to terrorism one only has to see how the Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris destroyed Al Gore’s Eiffel Tower Telethon of chumps. In the battle of terrorism or climate change, terrorism blows up Gore.
But Sanders and O’Malley are not the ones with the problem. Hillary Clinton has the problem.
If tonight Hillary Clinton does not name Muslims or Islam or in some way discuss that it is Islamic terrorism that must be confronted and beaten than she has beaten herself.
Donald Trump will have no problem blaming Islamic terrorism:
The GOP presidential candidates, of course, immediately seized on Obama’s unfortunately timed declaration in an interview Thursday that “we have contained” the Islamic State. Donald Trump, never one for political niceties, tweeted: “President Obama said ‘ISIL continues to shrink’ in an interview just hours before the horrible attack in Paris. He is just so bad! CHANGE.”
What Hillary Clinton says tonight will determine if she has any chance against Donald Trump.