Monday, November 27, 2017
Media Soft-peddling on ProgDem Sexual Predators Is Based on Their Desire to Protect Bill Clinton and JFK
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS THAT DESPITE THEIR ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY PRESIDENT TRUMP, IT IS THE PROGDEMS WHO ARE BEING SWAMPED. We Deplorables are not surprised, and perhaps feeling a bit justified that President Trump, who takes a beating every day from ProgDems and their lapdog leftist mainstream media, is looking ever better as the end of 2017 arrives. The effort of ProgDems and their #NeverTrump GOP fellow travelers to nab Trump but even special counsel FBI veteran Robert Mueller has managed only a ho-hum case against Paul Manafort totally unrelated to either Trump or the Fake Trump-Russia collusion. Mueller was the ProgDems last resort for kicking President Trump out of the White House and installing Crooked Hillary. So far, no deal. That isn't to say the ProgDems have folded their tents and gone back ot the deep Swamp from which they came, but it does say a lot about how much their hatred of the real America and its leader, Donald Trump, has skewed their political judgment and warped their sense of reality. • • • THE MSM SAYS 'DON'T ATTACK A PROGDEM.' Jack Hellner put it very nicely in his Sunday American Thinker article titled "Let's stop pretending leftists care about abused women." Hellner wrote : "I find it tremendously sad that so many supposedly intelligent people who tell us how to run our lives are all of a sudden faking that in 2017 that powerful people have been mistreating people for years while they have intentionally looked the other way. They are obviously enablers. I am 64 years old...and I have never believed that it was OK to slap [people I worked with] on their behinds -- or any of the rest of the nasty stuff coming out now. I certainly have known not to hang around with pedophiles, let alone fly over two dozen times with a billionaire who procures underage girls for powerful men on an airplane called "Lolita" to something called 'orgy island.' " • But, the MSM has never cared about Jeff Epstein and Bill Clinton and still don't. • Hellner has some pretty simple facts to support his contention of ProgDem years of elitist cosiness with the media : "I have worked for seven employers after I graduated from college, and I didn't see any of them in possession of a slush fund for treating people badly. I would have been fired. How did anyone in Congress believe he had the right to use our money to pay claims and then keep them secret? Where was the appropriation? Was it the same place Obama stole unappropriated funds from to cover up losses in Obamacare? Who approved the payments? My guess is that a lot of people know whom the payments were made for. Why weren't those people expelled from Congress? We see every day that politicians throughout the country really care little about how taxpayer funds are used. They believe that the money is theirs, not ours." As Hellner and many others who write online for the real America know, and as real Americans decided to end by electing Donald Trump : "The Swamp is extremely deep, and they care about maintaining and expanding their power. That is almost their only goal." • Now, ProgDems and their communications mouthpieces talk about requiring that everyone take a few hours of courses to learn how to treat people -- especially women. Hellner has a simple solution : "Treat those you work with as you would your mother or your daughter. The lesson won't cost much and won't take much time." • • • THE LEFT PROTECTS ITS OWN BUT LOWERS THE HEAT BY BEATING UP NON-POLITICIAN CELEBRITIES. The behavior of Democrat politicians over more than 50 years, and its cover-up by their fellow politicians and the obliging media, is one more proof that ProgDems and mainstream media are not interested in either America, the integrity of its political processes, or the Americans whom they joyfully ignore while coddling predators. The sad truth is that the Left, Progressives, Democrats, Socialists, Marxists -- call them any of these and you would be right -- never have been interested in the treatment of women. They have championed and continue to support the Clintons, Franken, Conyers, and those whose names have not yet surfaced. They are still telling us that Hillary is the best choice for President. The MSM has found a scapegoat in show biz celebrities like Weinstein and Spacey, who can be attacked in order to appease the Deplorables while leaving the ProgDem elite untouched. • The fall of Charlie Rose was the most astonishing. The Federalist Papers' Sunday article by Regan Pifer said : "Recently, eight women have come forward and accused journalist Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. From nudity to lewd telephone comments to groping, Rose has proved to be a grade-A creepo." The Washington Post said : "Eight women have told the Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas." • These women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They were from 21 to 37 years old at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, now 75, was, like Weinstein in Hollywood, so powerful that women were afraid to come forward sooner. But, within hours of the publication of the allegations, PBS fired him and Bloomberg LP suspended distribution of the “Charlie Rose” show. CBS announced it was suspending Rose as it looked into the matter, and later fired him. Rose has also lost several university awards -- Arizona State University and the University of Kansas on Friday announced that they would no longer honor awards presented to Rose. The Washington Examiner reports that both universities said they want to underline how serious they consider the allegations against Rose to be. Dean Christopher Callahan of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced that Rose was being stripped of a 2015 award given to Rose, telling the Associated Press that the mounting accusations surrounding Rose were just too “egregious” to ignore : “The actions victimized young women much like those who make up the overwhelming majority of Cronkite students. Young women who deserve to enter workplaces that reward them for their hard work, intelligence and creativity and where they do not have to fear for their safety or dignity.” Pifer says : "The power, prestige, and many awards Rose won also made him feel immune to any sort of moral code. He preyed upon young women who were hoping to make it in journalism. He used their fear, their inexperience, their hope to advance in their career and took advantage of them. The young women, ashamed, embarrassed and harassed -- feared saying anything as it might threaten their career, worried they would forever be stamped with this identity. But thankfully, the truth has come to light. And Rose is paying -- in awards, in business opportunities, in life. No one should be able to get away with that sort of behavior. No one." • TheHill's Jonathan Easley says : "A wave of sexual harassment allegations is ripping through the White House press corps and broadcast networks, forcing a reckoning on sexism and power dynamics inside newsrooms at a time when the media’s credibility is already under attack. The list of men in political media accused of sexual misconduct is long and growing by the day. Glenn Thrush of the New York Times, Charlie Rose of CBS, author Mark Halperin, NBC’s Matthew Zimmerman, NPR’s Michael Oreskes, Vox’s Lockhart Steele, the New Republic’s Hamilton Fish and the Atlantic’s Leon Wieseltier have all been suspended or fired in the last month over varying degrees of alleged harassment or assault. New allegations are coming out at a furious pace, in part because of the newfound willingness of news organizations to pursue and publish allegations from women who now feel emboldened to tell their stories, many of them on the record....Lists are circulating in journalism circles of men suspected of misconduct. The flood of allegations about top editors, reporters and executives is expected to continue." Jeffrey McCall of DePauw University's media studies group, told Easley : "Further complicating the media's image in all of this is the sanctimonious manner in which the media has covered sexual harassment in other corners of society. It is difficult for the news media to parade around as haughty overseers of right and wrong in broader contexts of society when they clearly have in-house confusion about first principles of decency.” • • • WHO ARE THESE CULPRITS? Thrush, 50, was suspended by the NYT after a first-person account ran on Vox about his boorish behavior toward young women journalists who sought his professional counsel. Thrush gained prominence for his aggressive reporting on the Trump administration that earned him a contributing spot on MSNBC and a portrayal on “Saturday Night Live.” Rose, the anchor of CBS’s hit morning news program “CBS This Morning” and longtime host of an eponymous interview show broadcast on PBS, was fired by both CBS and PBS after the Washington Post detailed the accounts of eight women who have accused him of misconduct ranging from groping and improper touching to undressing in front of them. Thrush and Rose were leaders in political print media and broadcast news, putting the revelations about their alleged chronic sexual harassment into stark contrast with their previous attacks on Donald Trump for all sorts of inappropriate behavior thatthey never bothered ot prove. • CBS says its reputation is on the line : “CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this last year. Our credibility in that reporting requires managing basic standards of behavior. That is why we have taken these actions.” • As in Hollywood, many female reporters said they’d become accustomed to poor treatment. But, with allegations being reported and discussed, they feel that their careers wouldn’t be damaged by speaking out about their experiences. Steven Livingston, media studies professor at George Washington University, describes journalism as a competitive, male-dominated industry where the right contacts can make or break a career -- a fact that could have helped drive and cover up the misconduct : “These institutions where upward mobility is a challenge and you have a lot of males in legacy positions of power, it sure looks like they’ve been using those factors to extract payment for passing through the gates. It’s shocking. The idea that it’s this widespread is mindboggling but totally affirming of what women have been saying for a long time. It’s only now they feel they have the social space or opportunity to speak out about it.” • • • WHY IS EVERYBODY HESITANT TO REPORT ABOUT POLITICIANS WHO ARE SEXUAL PREDATORS? My guess is that the political media was silent about politicians who preyed on vulnerable women because opening the flood gates on politicians would have led inevitably to two ProgDem icons -- Presidents Bill Clinton and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. But, that will now change, too. • • • PRESIDENT KENNEDY. Last week, IrishCentral published an article about the letter JFK wrote to his lover a month before he died. The letter that John F. Kennedy allegedly wrote to Mary Pinchot Meyer, believed to be his lover, went up for auction, in June 2016. She was later found murdered and a secret diary she had of the alleged affair disappeared. The letter -- which was never sent -- was meant for Meyer, a family friend thought to be romantically linked to the former President. Meyer met Kennedy through Robert Kennedy when he sold his house to close friends of hers, says IrishCentral. Famed Washington Post Editor Benjamin Bradlee, her brother-in-law, subsequently wrote that she was indeed involved romantically with Kennedy and often met with him when Jackie was out of town. Meyer was murdered in 1964 taking her daily walk by a Georgetown area canal. A suspect, Ray Crump, an African American who was arrested at the scene, was acquitted. According to IrishCentral : "The existence of Meyer's diary became known to Bradlee, who was married to Mary Pinchot Meyer's sister, Toni. He went to Meyer's home to break in and grab the diary after she died and found CIA Director of counter-intelligence James Angleton, who also knew Meyer, already there sawing off the lock. Meyer's husband had also been a CIA operative. Bradlee took possession of the diary, which has never been made public. It is alleged the diary was eventually given to the CIA who burned it." Kennedy close friend and journalist Charles Bartlett stated : "This was a dangerous relationship, Jack was in love with Mary Meyer. He was heavily smitten. He was very frank with me about it." The unsent letter from Kennedy, says IrishCentral, has real historical import. The top of the White House stationary is cut off, but a faded watermark is visible, according to the New York Times. Although the letter is undated, it is believed to be from October 1963, a month before Kennedy was assassinated. The letter reads : "Why don’t you leave suburbia for once -- come and see me -- either here -- or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th. I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it -- on the other hand, you may not -- and I will love it. You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all of these years -- you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don’t you just say yes." • This letter presents a rather warm picture of JFK. But, his sexual encounters weren't always so full of love and kindness. In 1997, renowned investigative reporter Seymour Hersh published a book titled "The Dark Side of Camelot." The Slate Group's chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg wrote a review of the book that said : "The book is better than the critics say it is...It's hard to remember a book that has benefited from as much bad publicity as Seymour Hersh's The Dark Side of Camelot....The Vanity Fair story, by rival investigative reporter Robert Sam Anson, flayed Hersh as a greedy journalistic thug who blackmails sources." • Pretty hard stuff. But, Weisberg pointed out that "the press has greeted Hersh's examination of JFK's sexual excess, his various connections to the mob, and other sometimes hyperbolic charges with exaggerated derision. Time tries to have it both ways with a cover this week that says : 'DEBUNKING JFK: Seymour Hersh takes on Camelot, but how believable is his new book?' The inside story, like the one in Newsweek, attacks Hersh for repeating old hat charges, and for producing a farrago of implausible fantasies. On the Today show, Hersh endured a two-day grilling that seemed like payback for the time and money NBC had wasted on a documentary it abandoned because of suspicions about the forged papers. 'Do you think you were blinded by the desire to tell a sordid tale?' was the kind of question Matt Lauer asked him. The most bitter critics are those whom one must hesitate, in light of current knowledge, to call the Kennedy Mafia. Former aides and acolytes like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Theodore Sorensen have lumped Hersh with Oliver Stone, taking the line that the book is paranoid speculation. Sorensen, whom Hersh portrays as a Kennedy toady, has been especially nasty in denouncing it as 'a pathetic collection of wild stories.' " • But, Weisberg read The Dark Side of Camelot. [So have I.] And, as Weisberg noted : "It comes as something of a surprise, then, to read The Dark Side of Camelot and find that it is not a trashy conspiracy screed at all. Investigative reporters are often difficult people, and Hersh, who is one of the best, sounds less pleasant than most. His book, however, is not merely a great read. Much of what's in it is also 1) new; 2) shocking; 3) well supported; and 4) worth knowing." • Here are some of Weisberg's explanations about Hersch's book : "The Kennedy flame keepers would have you believe that Hersh passes off malicious gossip as historical fact....but he still manages to present his case in roughly the way a fair-minded historian or journalist should. He includes enough contrary evidence that readers can disagree with his conclusions without doing their own research elsewhere. Take one of his bombshells, the story of Kennedy's secret first marriage. Hersh thinks Kennedy married a divorcee named Durie Malcolm in Palm Beach in 1947 and that the marriage lasted about 15 minutes. His chief witness is Charles Spalding, a close friend of JFK's, who says he was asked to remove the wedding documents from a Palm Beach courthouse. Hersh acknowledges that Spalding, 79, suffers from short-term memory impairment, and that he couldn't find family members or friends to confirm the story, which Malcolm indirectly denies. While he buys it himself, Hersh doesn't portray his evidence as better than it really is. The same goes for his fascinating scoop about a break-in at Judith Exner's Los Angeles apartment in August 1962. Exner, who was at various times the lover of Frank Sinatra, JFK, and the Chicago-based mobster Sam Giancana, was under heavy surveillance by the FBI because of her mob ties. According to FBI files obtained by Hersh, agents monitoring her home saw two men break in via the fire escape. Tracing the license plates, they determined that the burglars were the two sons of I.B. Hale, a former FBI special agent who was head of security for General Dynamics Corp. Hersh links this to the company's pursuit -- and otherwise inexplicable award, a few months later -- of a contract to build a $6.5-billion jet fighter. He thinks General Dynamics blackmailed the President into giving it the contract. Once again, though, he readily admits that his evidence falls short of proof. "During the five years of research for this book, I tried unsuccessfully to find out how General Dynamics learned of Judith Exner's ties to Jack Kennedy," he writes. "I was unable to make contact with Billy or Bobby Hale despite repeated efforts." • Seymour's book also provides evidence of JFK's skinny-dipping parties, prostitutes at the White House and on the road, his range of venereal diseases, his affair with a suspected East German spy, or his narrow escape from being drawn into the Profumo scandal. • Weisberg wrote that : "The press treats these eye-popping revelations as if curiosity about them, rather than the deeds themselves, were something to be ashamed of. Even if true, the critics suggest, such information is not historically 'relevant.' But it is obviously relevant to any real understanding of JFK. Hersh does not argue this point very well. In The Kennedy Imprisonment, Garry Wills did a much better job of connecting the family attitudes toward sexual conquest, the pursuit of power, and the conduct of foreign policy. But Hersh supplies the raw material that substantiates that case as never before." • Weisberg recounts Hersch's outline of how "the press protected Kennedy. Trusted reporters were at his beck and call, ready to advise on policy and bury indiscretions. In a 1960 letter Hersh found in the Kennedy Library, Ben Bradlee -- then of Newsweek and later the editor of the Washington Post -- advises Kennedy not to pick the unmannered rube LBJ as his running mate. Bradlee also helped out in 1962 when Kennedy needed to put rumors about his secret [first] marriage to rest. In cases where a reporter wouldn't play ball, Bobby Kennedy could easily pick up the phone and get editors to kill a story." • Sadly, Weisberg's concluding paragraph about the press is not true today : "Of course, the press no longer plays this role on behalf of the Kennedys or any other politicians. But something of the old dynamic may persist in the hostile reaction to Sy Hersh's book." • Will the "sainthood" of President Kennedy continue, even after the cascading allegations and admissions of sexual harassment by ProgDems? Are we at long last going to get a more objective view of JFK? It's rather obvious that President Kennedy had a problem with women. When will the media address it and give America and the world a full picture ofthe man? • • • PRESIDENT CLINTON. Unlike the case with JFK, there aren't many secrets about Bill Clinton's sexual predation. But, Zero Hedge's Tyler Durden wrote a long article last Friday about Bill Clinton and the Jeffrey Epstein "Lolita Express." This is a series of episodes not often mentioned by the mainstream media. Durden wrote : "In a furious twitter exchange with a Clinton aide on Friday, former secret service agent Dan Bongino threatened to reveal new details about Bill Clinton’s 26 documented trips aboard notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, nicknamed the 'Lolita Express.' Bongino and former Hillary Clinton aide Nick Merrill started feuding after Merrill challenged Bongino’s claim that Clinton was the most 'manipulative political person in a position of power [he had] ever met in my entire life'....Merrill fired back that Hillary 'has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.' He also alleged that Bongino was never on the Clintons’ detail -- a claim that Bongino almost immediately disproved by supplying a photo of him sitting behind Hillary Clinton back in 2001. After accusing Merrill of being a 'fraud,' Bongino dropped a ominous-sounding threat : 'Be careful Nick, people know things not yet released publicly about your messiah Hillary. Don’t poke the bear loser, you may not like the results. #Epstein #EmailGate,' tweeted Bongino." • Durden's story is all about Jeffrey Epstein is a New York City financier who pled guilty in 2008 to a single count of soliciting sex from an underage girl. He eventually spent 13 months in prison and was forced to register as a level three sex offender (considered the highest risk of re-offending)...stories of his lust for girls as young of 12 have spread like wildfire in recent years. Epstein allegedly installed beds in his custom jet, and also purportedly filmed powerful men during romps with underage girls to obtain materials for blackmail, asserts Durden. According to Fox News, Epstein allegedly had a team of traffickers who procured girls as young as 12 to service his friends on Epstein’s “Orgy Island,” an estate on Little St. James in the US Virgin Islands. • Bill Clinton chose to continue his association with Epstein even after the lurid trial, according to the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking : “Everyone within his inner circles knew was a pedophile." Speculation that Clinton was involved with Epstein was noted in "Bill Clinton Was Here" : The Elite One-Percent’s 'Orgy Island' Exposed." The private passenger jet's logs show that Clinton shared more than a dozen flights with a woman who federal prosecutors believe procured underage girls to sexually service Epstein and his friends and acted as a 'potential co-conspirator' in his crimes." • Durden says : "Virginia Roberts, claimed in a federal court filing that Epstein recruited her as a 'sex slave' at the age of 15 and 'sexually trafficked [her] to politically-connected and financially-powerful people,' including Prince Andrew, who adamently denied the charges. • Durden's Zero Hedge article also recounts allegations in stories about : "Two female associates of Epstein -- the socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein's former assistant Sarah Kellen -- have been repeatedly accused in court filings of acting as pimps for him, recruiting and grooming young girls into their network of child sex workers, and frequently participating in sex acts with them. Kellen in particular was believed by detectives in the Palm Beach Police Department, which was the first to start unraveling the operation, to be so deeply involved in the enterprise that they prepared a warrant for her arrest as an accessory to molestation and sex with minors. In the end, she was never arrested or charged, and federal prosecutors granted her immunity in a 2007 non-prosecution agreement that described her as a 'potential co-conspirator' in sex trafficking. Maxwell, the daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell, has been accused by Roberts of photographing Epstein's victims 'in sexually explicit poses and [keeping] the child pornography on her computer,' and 'engag[ing] in lesbian sex with the underage females she procured for Epstein.' She has denied the allegations in the past." • Durden states that : "In January 2002, for instance, Clinton, his aide Doug Band, and Clinton's Secret Service detail are listed on a flight from Japan to Hong Kong with Epstein, Maxwell, Kellen, and two women described only as 'Janice' and 'Jessica.' One month later, records show, Clinton hopped a ride from Miami to Westchester on a flight that also included Epstein, Maxwell, Kellen, and a woman described only as 'one female.' " • On Saturday, American Thinker published a piece titled "Bill Clinton and the 'Lolita Express' " by Daniel John Sobieski, who writes : "The belated attempt by the left to cover their hypocrisy on sexual predators by throwing Bill and Hillary Clinton under the bus now that they have no further political use for them is staggering. They forget their mantra that his being serviced by Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office was personal and didn’t matter as long as he was doing a good job as President. It was the GOP, you know, that was waging a war on women. Republicans were the predators, as serial accuser and so-called feminist lawyer Gloria Allred reminded us when she appeared with a box of tissue and victims to accuse GOP candidates Herman Cain, Donald Trump and, now, Judge Roy Moore." • Allred isn't thus far representing victims of Senator Al Franken or Representative John Conyers. Sobieski says : "The 'right on the issues' defense does not apply to Republicans like Judge Roy Moore, nor does presumption of innocence. Democratic hypocrites rushed to condemn Moore faster than you can say 'Anthony Weiner' [because they] are right on the issues, which may be why the chorus for their unseating is, to say the least, somewhat muted. Judge Moore has been accused of dallying with underage girls, which is a charge his accusers are mysteriously not bringing up against Bill Clinton, a frequent passenger on the jet of accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein." Fox News wrote in 2016 that the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was “reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.” • Sobieski says that Bill Clinton had a habit of ditching his Secret Service protection when flying with child predator Epstein on his “Lolita Express” -- Fox News reports that records show Clinton declined Secret Service protection on at least five flights : "Official flight logs filed with the Federal Aviation Administration show Clinton traveled on some of the trips with as many as 10 US Secret Service agents. However, on a five-leg Asia trip between May 22 and May 25, 2002, not a single Secret Service agent is listed. The US Secret Service has declined to answer multiple Freedom of Information Act requests filed by FoxNews.com seeking information on these trips. Clinton would have been required to file a form to dismiss the agent detail, a former Secret Service agent told FoxNews.com. In response to a separate FOIA request from FoxNews.com, the US Secret Service said it has no records showing agents were ever on the island with Clinton." • Sobieski states : "It is not known why Clinton flew so many times with a child sex predator....There is more to chew on here than Roy Moore’s stalking at a restaurant he says he never ate at or a mall the manager says he was never banned from. Yet even as liberals engage in Clinton coverage mea culpas, this is strangely not brought up. It deserves to be brought up." • • • THE GOP SWAMP CREATURES TAKE AIM AT TRUMP. TheHill reported on Sunday that President Trump "drew criticism from fellow Republican lawmakers for his apparent support of Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has refused to drop out of the special election race despite mounting [?] accusations of sexual misconduct." Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent critic of Moore, described to CNN what he sees as a losing situation for the GOP in the Alabama race, where Moore faces off against Democrat Doug Jones on December 12 : “If you think winning with Roy Moore is going to be easy for the Republican Party, you’re mistaken.” Graham said the decision to back Moore is ultimately up to Trump, and said the President appears to be tossing “a lifeline” to Moore. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio in his own Sunday interview continued to say that Moore should exit the race, saying he would back a Republican other than Moore if he were an Alabama voter. • • • DEAR READERS, perhaps Senator Graham could explain why he is not calling ofor the resignation of Senator Al Franken or Representative John Conyers -- or perhaps even the resignation of House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has declined to call for the resignation of Conyers over sexual assault settlement payments, calling Conyers "an icon in our country...He has done a great deal to protect women..." Pelosi says Conyers deserves due process. Of course he does. So does Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore. Nancy Pelosi told NBC's Meet the Press : “We are strengthened by due process. Just because someone is accused – and was it one accusation? Was it two?” • TheHill also reported on Monday about the latest attacks on President Trump by Senator John McCain, who said in an Esquire interview : “He’s an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles....I don’t think there was any doubt about his views toward me. But I’m a loyal Republican.” • Really??? Senator McCain voted against the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. His dramatic vote killed the bill, leaving Obamacare the law of the land. That's a pretty good indication of his devotion to the Republican Party and its efforts to help ordinary Americans suffering under Obamacare. • If John McCain is the poster child for #NeverTrump Swamp Creature Republicans, Al Franken is the poster child for the Progressive Democrat belief in its own entitlement. Franken, the product of both Show Biz and Progressive Democrat politics, said at a Monday news conference he is not resigning. I did not see either Senator McCain or Senator Graham immediately grab a microphone ot demand his resignation. • "2017 was a bad year for the resistance," said Eddie Zipperer, an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College, in an email to LifeZette. "The NFL tried to embarrass Trump; now their ratings are tanking. Hollywood tried to embarrass Trump; now they're worrying who the next disgraced actor will be. The Democrats tried to play morally superior -- now Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is on TV explaining why sexual harassment rules don’t apply to icons like John Conyers." Democrats were absolutely certain that 2017 would vindicate them in the minds of American voters. President Trump would be bogged down in Russian-related election scandals, and his general temperament and tasteless tweets would sink him. • Didn't happen. The more the ProgDem and #NeverTrump elites pushed President Trump, the more he fought back. With 2017 coming to its end, Trump's enemies in the MSM and the Democrat Party are confused and exhausted from scandals -- their own. • And, it isn't just about sex scandals. It is about the mother milk of politics -- Money. The DNC raised $3.9 million in October, compared to $9.2 million raised by the Republican National Committee. The RNC ended October with $42.5 million in the bank and no debt. The DNC, meanwhile, has $5 million in cash, and $3.2 million in debt. That bodes trouble for the 2018 midterm elections, when Democrats whistle in the dark that they will win the GOP-led House and Senate in congressional races. • "It's a year poorly spent," says Zipperer. "Democrats and the leftist media have spent all year trying to manufacture Trump scandals," Zipperer said, with "the crown jewel in their effort, of course, being Trump-Russia collusion. But here we are months later, and still nobody has found evidence of the non-crime crime of 'collusion.' Not the media. Not the investigating committees." No Evidence, dear readers, No Evidence. • And, once again, President Trump and America had a good laugh at the ProgDem media, when he tweeted on Monday : "We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!"