Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Trump Makes America Great Again while Romney and ProgDems Can Only Beat a Worn-out #NeverTrump Drum
TODAY BELONGS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. In a Saturday tweet, the President asked : "Why didn’t President Obama do something about the so-called Russian Meddling when he was told about it by the FBI before the Election? Because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win, and he didn’t want to upset the apple cart! He was in charge, not me, and did nothing." It's not the first time Trump has asked this question, but we're getting closer to an answer. • • • TRUMP HONES IN ON MUELLER PROBE. The Gateway Pundit's Joe Hoft reported about Trump's Saturday "tweet storm" The President’s first tweet referring to the Mueller team addressed the conflicts of interest by the associates within the team : “This whole Russia Probe is Rigged. Just an excuse as to why the Dems and Crooked Hillary lost the Election and States that haven’t been lost in decades. 13 Angry Democrats, and all Dems if you include the people who worked for Obama for 8 years.” • Hoft is interested in the next Trump tweet : "...along with the fact that the only Collusion is with the Dems, Justice, FBI and Russia....When will the 13 Angry Democrats (& those who worked for President O), reveal their disqualifying Conflicts of Interest? It’s been a long time now! Will they be indelibly written into the Report along with the fact that the only Collusion is with the Dems, Justice, FBI & Russia?" • Although Joe Hoft is not sure, it seems pretty clear that the "Report" is referring to the DOJ IG report on the FBI’s actions related to the 2016 Clinton email scandal, which is in final draft stages. But, Hoft has a point whne he says : "We can only hope that a report supporting indictments for criminal actions leading to time in prison is in the works for the corrupt and conflicted team of Mueller misfits and Hillary supporters." • • • GIULIANI SAYS MUELLER PROBE IS NOT LEGITIMATE. The Daily Caller wrote on Sunday : "Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on CNN’s 'State of the Union' Sunday that he no longer believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion is legitimate. Giuliani told CNN’s Dana Bash that he thought the probe was legitimate before joining Trump’s legal team. However, seeing scandals like 'Spygate' and former FBI director James Comey leaking his memos to the press made him believe that the impetus for the investigation was illegitimate. 'You get the Comey thing, which is a leak of a confidential memo, which is illegal for an FBI official to do, and that becomes the basis for appointing Mueller,' Giuliani explained. 'I’m not saying Mueller is illegitimate, I’m saying the basis on which he was appointed was illegitimate.' 'So you think the Mueller probe is legitimate?' Bash asked for clarification. 'Not anymore,' he responded. 'I don’t. I did when I came in but now I see Spygate...' Bash interjected to say that Spygate happened before Mueller was appointed, to which Giuliani argued, 'but it has to inform the decision to appoint Mueller -- either it’s evidence or not.' ” • • • BONGINO NAILS BRENNAN. A Great American Daily article reported on former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino's interview with Fox & Friends. Bongino told Fox that former CIA director John Brennan is “panicking,” while others close to him have gone completely silent, all to avoid jail time. Bongino has said all along that he been suspicious that Brennan was the central figure leading towards the investigation, and ultimate spying on, the Trump campaign and transition team. Here's what he said to Fox : "I'll walk you through this real slow. He knows about the Dossier. He briefs the Gang of Eight about the Dossier, which they then use to demand the FBI start an investigation into Trump. It is that simple." Bongino also accused Brennen and others of “laundering information” by passing the allegations found in the Dossier through unofficial channels. He supports this claim by explaining that if it had gone through official channels, they would have been forced to verify the information found in the salacious Dossier, something that it has since been proven they could not do. • The Daily Caller reported more about the Fox & Friends interview with Bongino : "Bongino laid out a timeline of events that put Brennan at the center of everything. 'Brennan started this whole debacle with Trump. As we now know that Brennan had pretty detailed knowledge of the Dossier." • • • HAYDEN CALLS OUT CLAPPER. The Daily Caller reported on Sunday that : "Former CIA Director Michael Hayden called out James Clapper on Sunday for claiming to know that Russians decided the 2016 election. Clapper wrote in his new book that he has 'no doubt' Russian meddling swung the election in favor of Trump, but during a Friday night CNN interview he all but admitted he has no evidence for the claim. Hayden told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s 'This Week' that it is 'unknowable' how much Russians influenced the election and he knocked the former director of national intelligence for claiming otherwise. 'I agree that the Russians affected the election but how much they affected is not just unknown, it is unknowable and so we should stop talking about it,' Hayden asserted. 'Donald Trump is the President.' You invite folks like us on your show because we’re the fact witnesses, not because we have opinions,' he added." • • • McCONNELL SEES GOP SUCCESS IN THE MID-TERMS. Mitch McConnell seems to have gotten the Trump message. TheHill reported last Friday that : "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in an interview with TheHill said he thinks Republicans can make a play for Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown’s seat in Ohio. Brown previously hadn’t been a top target of McConnell’s, who just last week left Ohio off a list of Democratic-held seats he saw as top midterm targets. His new comments point to the growing optimism among Republicans that they can widen the map, and that their electoral prospects are improving with a strengthening economy and an uptick in President Trump’s approval numbers....A Republican strategist said internal polling shows the race between Brown and Representative Jim Renacci is 'within the margin of error. Within the past week a number of Republicans have been talking about it behind the scenes,' said the GOP source. 'The survey has given Republicans reason for hope. It’s internal polling.' • Don't let's jump to conclusions about Mitch suddenly getting religion about Trump. TheHill says McConnell’s growing confidence about the midterm election is fueled by what he says is the most productive record by a “right-of-center” Congress in more than 30 years : “I’m now in my third decade in the Senate. This has been the best period, the best period right-of-center over the last 17 months, in the time that I’ve been here. It’s been a period of extraordinary accomplishment. We think we have made a very significant difference for the country in measurable ways. Conveying that to the voters in places that we have Senate races is going to be a big part of being competitive.” • No thank-you for President Trump's leadership on his own agenda, one that McConnell couldn't pass before Trump became President, but, at least McConnell acknowledged that he wants Trump to do more to talk up the Congress’s accomplishments, something GOP Senators requested of the President during a recent meeting on Capitol Hill. McConnell seems to be impressed with the Trump numbers -- he pointed to the best economy in 18 years, last year’s $1.5 trillion tax-reform package, increased spending for the military, 15 repealed regulations, the confirmation of a conservative Supreme Court justice and 21 conservative circuit court judges, opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, and repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of tax reform. • McConnell also said he expects the Republican National Committee (RNC) to help. Juston Johnson, the RNC political director, sparked grumbling among Senate Republicans last month when he declared that his “No. 1 priority is keeping the House” and that the RNC crafted its budget on that basis. McConnell, however, has made it clear to RNC officials that protecting the Senate GOP should be an equally high priority : “I believe they’ll be helpful to us. They’re kind of the marquee committee of the campaign committees on our side and they’ve done an absolutely spectacular job during the Trump administration. I’ve talked to them about it. Everybody understands if you lose the Senate, the President will be knee-capped the last two years of his term when it comes to appointments." The RNC has $43.8 million in cash on hand and no debt, according to its last fundraising report, significantly more than the $8.7 million cash with $5.3 million in debt reported by the Democratic National Committee. • McConnell and the RNC should also be looking at California -- where the westernjournal.com reported last week that : "The Golden State has set itself up as the stridently progressive thorn in the side of the Trump administration. California has not just become a sanctuary state in an attempt to undermine federal immigration enforcement, but has gone a step further. Recently, California lawmakers proposed giving health care to illegal immigrants, which would make it the first state to do so. The plan would cost state taxpayers billions of dollars. As the state under nearly one-party rule doubles down on its left-wing drift, there is bubbling discontent among residents who are outraged by California’s increasing lawlessness and wild spending. A growing list of cities and counties have chosen to take action against California’s sanctuary policies intended to undermine federal immigration law. They are resisting the resistance. These localities are taking aim at the California Values Act, which, according to the Orange County Register, states that 'local and state law enforcement authorities may not use resources, including personnel or facilities, to investigate or arrest people for federal immigration enforcement purposes.' The Carlsbad City Council voted 4-1 Monday to join the federal government’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary state status, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Glenn Bernard, a retired Marine and former teacher, told the council, according to the Union-Tribune : “I cannot see the difference between a sanctuary state and a secessionist state.” Other cities have taken additional measures to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. The Los Alamitos City Council voted to exempt itself from the state sanctuary law, saying the measure is unconstitutional. This prompted a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. This is the “rebellion” President Trump referred to when he visited California in mid-May : “Each of you has bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws. You’ve gone through a lot, too, although it’s become quite popular what you do.” The growing movement sees the state’s policies as reckless, putting the lives of citizens in danger, and promoting criminality. Hesperia City Councilman Paul Russ, according to the Desert Dispatch, said : “We are not anti-immigrant -- there is no one on this council that’s anti- immigrant. But for immigrants, we’d like to see it done legally. I can also say without a doubt that we are anti-criminal. It’s not about the immigrants; it’s about the criminals in the community.” The message that sanctuary laws such as California’s send is that Americans have no right as a nation to determine who comes into their country, and it negates the constitutinoal axiom that the people rule, and that both duties and rights come with citizenship and the rule of law. California’s leaders may enthusiastically pursue a fight over immigration law with the federal government, but they will face a growing wave of discontent from citizens who are sick of lawmakers in the state capital fueling lawlessness and ignoring their concerns." • • • GO HOME, MITT ROMNEY. While the US mainstream media is busy with the Trump "collusion" that doesn't exist, the UK Daily Mail is taking on Mitt Romney. The Daily Mail reported on Romney's interview with NBC News -- where else?? -- in which Romney said he doesn't think President Trump is a good role model for his 18 grandchildren : "Some of the things he has said are not ones that I would aspire for my grandkids to adopt...I don't think that I would point to the President as a role model for my grandkids on the basis of his personal style. He has departed in some cases from the truth, and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate. I think that his policies have been by and large a good deal better than I might have expected. But some of the things he has said are not ones that I would aspire for my grandkids to adopt.' [We wouldn't want any grandchildren to hear what Romney said about President Trump in 2016 : "Here's what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat." -- And a PS to Mr. Romney -- I love my red hat and wear it as proudly as I wear my Republican pin, just under and my American Flag pin.] • Here's another Romney classic from the NBC interview : "Trump has long accused media outlets of writing fake news -- his vitriol usually aimed at stories that are critical of his administration or ones that present it in a bad light. I know the media doesn't always get it right. Alright? But I also know that when they get it wrong they indicate they made a mistake and they apologize for it. And I respect the first amendment and all of our amendments -- I'll fight for the right of people to express their own views, whether they're religious or political." [I guess that puts Romney squarely in Trump's camp, because that is exactly Trump's position -- except that nobody who is a conservative or interested in the Constitution would ever say that today's anti-Trump media admits error or apologizes for lies it tells about him.] • Despite all of Romney's indecent Trump-bashing, President Trump has been gracious enough to endorse Romney's Senate candidacy in 2018. But Romney has yet to return the favor. The Daily Mail pointed out that he has declined to pledge his support for Trump in the 2020 presidential contest : "I will make that decision down the road," he told CNN in April. "As a person of political experience, if I endorse someone, I'll want to know what's in it for Utah and what help would he provide for us on key priorities in Utah. So I'm not a cheap date." [ I wonder if that's a sexist comment, but who cares, because Romney has "binders full of women" as he so inartfully pointed out in a 2012 presidential debate.] • The Daily Mail noted for its UK readers that : "The former Massachusetts governor opted to run for Utah's Senate seat after longtime Republican Senator Orrin Hatch announced he was retiring. Romney, who was born in Michigan before he ran for office in Massachusetts where he worked for the venture investment firm Bain Capital, told NBC News he's lived in Utah since he lost the presidential race in 2012. 'I've lived in Utah for some 10 years, and this is the place of my family's heritage. And when I lost the election in 2012, we came to Utah and bought the lot next to my son, built a home there. We've lived here ever since. This is where we live, and this is where I think I can have the greatest impact' he said. [Would it be sleazy to add that Utah is the only state where he has any chance of winning a Senate seat?]" • The Daily Mail said that Romney did praise the President as having 'exceeded my expectations with regard to tax policy, regulatory policy, public land policy.' [ I guess so -- Here's what Romney predicted in 2106 : "His proposed 35% tariff-like penalties would instigate a trade war that would raise prices for consumers, kill export jobs, and lead entrepreneurs and businesses to flee America. His tax plan, in combination with his refusal to reform entitlements and to honestly address spending would balloon the deficit and the national debt. So even as Donald Trump has offered very few specific economic plans, what little he has said is enough to know that he would be very bad for American workers and for American families." -- This deserves the Academy Award for getting it wrong.] • And, finally, the Daily Mail pointed out Romney's position on Trump policies : "Romney also said he wouldn't hesitate to call out the President when he disagrees with him. 'But if the President were to say something that I consider highly divisive or racist or misogynistic, I'll call him out on it. Because I think its important for people to know exactly where one stands.' [I cannot resist -- Mitt Romney stands exactly where every other #NeverTrump Republican stands -- against the President and hoping he will fall flat on his face every day -- it is disgraceful, and as I have said before, we do not need such Republicans in Name Only backstabbing the most successful President of either party since Ronald Reagan.] So, Go Home, Romney -- the GOP does not need your brand of elitist kowtowing to the Progressive Left. • In trying to support Romney in reporting the GOP primary debate between Mitt Romney and Mike Kennedy, the Washington Post on Wednesday made one, probably unintended, point for Trump : "The 71-year-old touted 'relationships' he has with the Trump White House that he says will help him offset the clout being lost by the Beehive State with the retirement of Orrin Hatch, who has served in the Senate for 41 years. 'First of all, I've known the President for a long, long time and the President has endorsed me in this campaign -- which shows he respects people who call ‘em like they see ‘em,” Romney said in a 55-second answer. 'I'm not sure with President Trump, you see things the right way,' said Kennedy, a practicing physician. 'I do know some good doctors if you’d like a referral to get your vision checked because I think President Trump has been outstanding. He is one of the Presidents that we have that actually keeps his promises...and I'm proud to stand with the President and not deride him publicly.” • Romney is expected to win in the heavily Republican state but first he has to win the June 26 GOP primary against state Representative Mike Kennedy. Will Utah Republicans have enough sense and courage to vote for Mike Kennedy?? • • • WHAT ABOUT THIS, CHELSEA? Like her mother and all Progressives, Chelsea conveniently forgets facts and opts for Fake news about President Trump. BUT, what about these facts, Chelsea?? • Andrew McCarthy at National Review wrote last week : "If you or I had set up an unauthorized private communications system for official business for the patent purpose of defeating federal record-keeping and disclosure laws; if we had retained and transmitted thousands of classified emails on this non-secure system; if we had destroyed tens of thousands of government records; if we had carried out that destruction while those records were under subpoena; if we had lied to the FBI in our interview -- well, we’d be writing this column from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth. Yet, in a feat of dizzying ratiocination, Director Comey explained that to prosecute Mrs. Clinton would be to hold her to a nitpicking, selective standard of justice not imposed on other Americans." IS THIS what it means to be an American, Chelsea? • McCarthy also wrote another article last week titled “The Clinton-Emails Investigation Intertwined with the Russia Probe," inwhich he said : "The mistake is often made -- I’ve made it myself -- of analyzing the tanking of the Clinton emails case in a vacuum. There are, after all, reasons unrelated to Donald Trump that explain the outcome : Obama was implicated in Clinton’s use of a non-secure email system; Obama had endorsed Clinton; many high-ranking Obama Justice Department officials stood to keep their coveted positions, and even advance, in a Hillary Clinton administration; the Obama Justice Department was hyper-political and Clinton was the Democratic nominee. But the Clinton investigation did not happen in a vacuum. It happened in the context of Donald Trump’s gallop through the Republican primaries and, just as important, of the Obama administration’s determination to regard the Trump campaign as a Kremlin satellite." IS THIS what it means to be an American, Chelsea? • Talk radio host Larry Elder responded to the controversy over actress Roseanne Barr tweeting that Obama royalty member Valerie Jarrett was the offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes by comparing the remark to comments made about President Donald Trump. Elder highlighted a tweet from Bill Maher, where he suggested Trump was “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan,” saying Barr had made the “same joke” -- the African American radio talk host included a photo of Jarrett juxtaposed with a character from the Planet of the Apes film. TheHill pointed out on Wednesday that : "Keith Olbermann was recently hired by ESPN for the sixth time, signing a new deal earlier this month with the Disney-owned network, which also owns ABC. Some conservatives on Twitter quickly pointed to Olbermann calling President Trump a Nazi on multiple occasions on social media....Joy Reid, the host of 'AM Joy' on MSNBC, has been at the center of her own controversy last month after several tweets were unearthed that included homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog post. Reid claimed that the blog was hacked and said the comments, which include expressions of disgust toward men kissing, were fabricated. Several outlets, most notably the Daily Beast, an online publication that periodically published columns by Reid, could not find any evidence to back Reid’s hacking claim after assigning its own reporters to investigate. The Internet Archive also said on April 24 that it could find no evidence to back up her claim of hacking. Reid was a co-host of an MSNBC special, 'Everyday Racism in America,' on Tuesday night, which sparked the ire of some conservatives on Twitter." Joy Reid gets a pass...Joy Behar gets a pass...Jimmy Kimmel gets a pass...Stephen Colbert gets a pass...George Soros gets a pass. Roseanne? Like Alec Baldwin, Keith Olbermann, and others, Roseanne Barr has a history of offensive, outrageous statements the Left ignored -- until the moment she was seen as pro-Trump, THEN it became troubling. It should have been all along." @Fairbanks357 agreed with Elder's remarks : " Its not about @therealroseanne joke. @ABCNetwork cancelled her show because she's a Trump supporter attracting millions of viewers. The #DeepState tyrants who control the media and the flow of information just can't tolerate that…IS THIS what it means to be an American, Chelsea? • American Thinker's Dr. Brian C. Joondeph wrote an article on Wednesday cataloging a long list of Hillary's problems : "The media are willing and eager to look in every nook and cranny for evidence of Trump-Russian collusion, and to date, they have come up with nothing. But which journalists have investigated Mrs. Clinton's health? The presidency is a demanding job with a similarly vigorous campaign required to earn the votes to become President. Mrs. Clinton failed in the campaign. How would she have done as President?....2012, when she suffered a traumatic brain injury...her "terrible concussion," as her husband described it; prism glasses used to correct double vision; and blood-thinners to prevent clots....2016, the 9-11 tribute in New York City...Mrs. Clinton collapsed getting into her van, needing to be dragged into it, like a side of beef, by her bulky handlers....her coughing fits, lasting several minutes, during campaign speeches and her episodes of head-jerking seizure-like movements when taking questions from reporters. During the campaign, there were reports of Hillary's 'low energy and lack of stamina' such that she took days off from campaigning, while the similar-aged Donald Trump was holding rallies in multiple states on a single day....Earlier this year, she stumbled down a short flight of stairs in India, needing to be hauled along just as she was at the 9-11 event. There are persistent rumors of her affinity to alcoholic beverages, including leaked emails from her communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, telling John Podesta to 'sober her up some.' Her drinking rumors persist to this day, bolstered by her statement at a commencement address last year describing getting over her electoral loss : 'I won't lie -- chardonnay helped.' Now there is the issue of her back brace. Photos show an unusual protrusion under her clothes, highly suggestive of a back brace. She is also wearing heavy and warm clothing and a scarf around her neck, bundled up for winter despite being in summer-like heat. Some postulate that she is wearing a Kevlar vest, which she didn't seem to need as a presidential candidate but supposedly does need as a private citizen. I suspect that the only serious threats to Hillary are from the Democrat establishment who wish she would go away....There was also the wrist cast and ankle boot, both worn recently '' all pointing to a woman who is literally falling apart....Imagine if Hillary Clinton had been elected. How could she handle the rigors of the presidency? President Trump is everywhere -- rallies, commencement speeches, hoping on and off Marine One and Air Force One, impromptu press briefings, and all the other activity behind the scenes. Would Huma, Podesta, and Mills be running the country while Hillary drank chardonnay and napped? Would her randy husband be dragged away from chasing women to run the White House? Would Obama and Jarrett be re-enlisted to preside over the Deep State when Hillary couldn't drag herself out of bed?....America dodged a bullet in November 2016. It's a shame the media continue to enable Mrs. Clinton's self-serving excuse-laden pity tour, rather than encouraging her to retire gracefully -- advice they would certainly give to their elderly parents or grandparents in a similar situation." IS THIS what it means to be an American, Chelsea? • Daily Wire reports that : "On Monday, Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe made a reference to shooting and killing President Donald Trump when he joined CNN's 'New Day' to discuss what the Democrats need to do if they want to impeach Trump....CNN’s Chris Cuomo noted it [Tribe's new book] warns that 'Democrats shouldn’t be rushing down the road of impeachment.' 'But [impeachment] will be available only if we don’t use it loosely, and ring the bell every time something looks amiss,' Tribe said. 'You can’t be the boy who cried wolf and have a viable impeachment power. You can’t use it over and over again against the same President. If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill,' Tribe continued. 'And that requires an overwhelming majority of a bipartisan kind. Otherwise, you’re just going to nick the guy, and make him feel empowered and vindicated.' " When a Harvard Law professor uses the words : "If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill," it is way beyond what is acceptable. But, CNN's Chris Cuomo offered no pushback on Tribe's comments. IS THIS what it means to be an American, Chelsea? • • • DEAR READERS, being an American means doing what is best for America. Like President Trump's agenda of more jobs, lower taxes, honoring police, beefing up the military, and protecting the borders. • Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the US has once again become #1 in global competitiveness rankings. Bloomberg said : "Hong Kong, scoring first in categories for government and business efficiency, held an edge over regional rival Singapore, which kept its No. 3 spot from 2017. Rounding out the top five were the Netherlands, which jumped one spot, and Switzerland, which tumbled three slots as it endures a slowdown in exports and concerns about its potential relocation of research and development facilities....The renewed top ranking aligns with the positive US growth narrative over the past year. Growth averaged 2.9% in the four quarters through March, versus 2% in the prior period. The rankings were compiled by the Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Center." Bloomberg said Trump's elimination of dozens of regulations that hampered innovation should keep the US at or near the top for years to come, adding that a surging economy and improved atmosphere for scientific and technological innovation has allowed the US to regain the top spot in global competitiveness rankings. • This is what it means to be an American, Chelsea -- it's called MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.