The Party of Illusion

Have you heard the news? Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate voted for, and passed, complete and total repeal of Obamacare. Awesome, right? Not really. I don’t mean passing measures to limit it, or defund it, or alter it, or call it dirty names, that stuff has happened over forty times………..no, I mean complete repeal. The only problem with this news is that this happened way back in December of 2015.

Cue the clowns:  Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and the rest of the Grand Ole Puppet Show then waddled in front of the cameras to proudly announce that they had “kept their promise” and repealed O-care. Too bad that it would never survive Obama’s veto pen……….and too bad that the Republicans, all of them, knew that before they even voted. They also knew that most people are dumb and have the memory of goldfish, so for them, it was a big win……for the rest of us, not so much.

You may have heard that the Republicans just “weren’t prepared” for repealing Obamacare, or that the “White House is in disarray” and they can’t stop their overthrow of an elected president…..oops! I mean Russia investigations……long enough to do what they evidently had no problem doing, repeatedly, while Obama was in office. I’ll tell you what they weren’t prepared for: Trump winning, that’s what.  In the whirlwind of fake news and political assassination since last November, what has been buried and lost is that the entire world expected Hillary Clinton to be president…….I mean, she corrupted her way to the top, she paid her bribes…….oops again! I mean dues……hostile foreign entities had already bought her off through the Clinton Foundation, etc……so why would Congressional Republicans be any different?

The reason the Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare is simple……they don’t want to. Sure, all of the puppets in the show are playing their parts, the “conservatives” want this, the “moderates” want that, blah-blah-blah, but the truth is that they didn’t stop it when they could have, like the Progressives are stopping things now, because Obamacare is the greatest expansion of government power in United States history, and the people we have in Congress are the government, so why would you expect them to limit themselves?  It’s time for people to realize once and for all that the days of there being “conservatives” and “liberals” are over – if they ever even existed – and that now there is only the Progressive Establishment. There are different levels of that Establishment, yes…….but on a whole it is unified in its permanent bureaucratic control over us…….and it’s falling apart because of the election of Donald Trump. What you are seeing in the Media and reading in National Review and the New York Times is testament.

All of this leads me to make one point. If you consider yourself, conservative or Republican, you may be upset that your views aren’t being represented….and you’re right. I have good and bad news for you, bad news first: What you define as “conservative” is no longer applicable to the future of American politics. The numbers just aren’t there, especially when you realize that Millennials are now the largest single voting bloc. Now for the good news: there are millions out there like me, and we represent a revival and reinvigoration of the American Spirit and all that it represents – individual liberty, legal immigration, property rights, capitalism, personal responsibility, and a chauvinism about what is American Culture and Western Civilization…….and why it is better than anything else that has ever come before. We agree on more than we don’t, I’d wager.   People like John McCain, who has served himself in congress for 35 years (!!) and Lindsey Graham, who has done the same for 25 years, are not the future……they are the pitiable past. They are “The Swamp”, and they don’t understand that a train is coming, and the choice is between getting on board, getting out of the way……..or getting run down under its wheels.

 

 “Them that’s going, get on the wagon…..them that ain’t, get out of the way” – Herman Cain

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Ted Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

Over the past several months, I have spent much time and energy trying to talk some sense into those that backed Sen. Ted Cruz. I have endured the sanctimonious musings of people like Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson, and Mark Levin ( whom I once had great respect for ). Well, after the display of naked ambition that Cruz put on last night. …..no more. Cruz and his hyperventilating adherents have become the gangrenous foot withering on the body of this election cycle, and it’s time for amputation.

I’ve been hard on Cruz and his cult, and last night put to rest any reservations I may have held in castigating them. What I witnessed last night was an Obama-esque delivery of focus group formulated phraseology, meaningless twaddle, and empty euphemisms. It’s as if a focus group gave Ted a list to read of slogans designed to puff up his own ego and get his base foaming, as if they weren’t already. Oh wait, that’s exactly what he did.

Ted Cruz has benefited from talk radio advertising for somewhere at least six hours a day, five days a week, since he started his “pre-ordained” power grab…….yet he lost. But like all egomaniacal Harvard Law creations, Cruz chose to ignore the will of the people in favor of the pursuit of power.

This morning,  Ted’s own Texas delegates asked him about keeping his word and saying “this is not about Heidi,  or your Dad, or you……it’s about America”….. that’s when the FrankenBush creation bared his teeth and let the supposed real reason fly for his self servicing speech. Because mean old Trump “attacked my wife and my Dad”. So in other words,  everything he said on the convention floor was bullsqueeze.

Trump at least had the stones to say what he said himself, as opposed to Cruz – who had his surrogates do his dirty work for him – all the while never condemning those doing that work. At the same time, many in the Cruz camp turned a willful blind eye to his fraudulent mailers, sabotage of Carson,  and manipulating state conventions to “win” without hearing the voice of the voters. Frankly I’m pretty tired of the self righteous pap. Nevertrumpers, and their leader, both have begun to sound incredibly melodramatic while patting themselves on the back for being such “principled” martyrs.  The bottom line is this: Ted Cruz was never going to win. Ever. If not for Trump we’d have Jeb! as the nominee……of that I have no doubt.

All those in the nevertrump camp are predicting a Trump loss while pretending to not be actively working towards it. They are exactly the same as the opposition party they are assisting,  and if they expect millions to forget their actions and turn out to vote for one of them in four years,  they are mistaken.

  “Et tu, Brute?” –  Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

 

 

Trump and Carson and Foot in Mouth Disease

Donald Trump is a smart man. Ben Carson is a smart man also. Listening to the travesty that is radio news, and watching the wreck that is television news, I am becoming a bit concerned over several statements and patterns developing between these two men. Firstly, does Donald Trump have any filter between brain and mouth? I have written good things about Trump, and I do think he would be a great improvement over other candidates…….but holy cow, please take a moment to actually think about some of the things that come out of your mouth when dealing with a media dead-set on destroying you. I know he’s made his name saying what he thinks, but don’t make it so hard to defend you, please. The Donald actually has great plans for many of the issues we face, I just wish he would spend a tad more time talking about them. With that said, I do not feel this will be the “turning point” in the Trump campaign that both parties and all of the media have been incorrectly predicting, and desperately hoping for.

Ben Carson has impressed me as an even keeled, intelligent man who certainly is  qualified as an outsider candidate ready to shake up the establishment system. The problem is he seems to be guilty of forgetting an important rule when putting yourself out there: stay consistent. If you have been lying about something for a long time then keep lying about it…….if you’re telling the truth about something for a long time, then keep telling the truth. I say this with no judgment towards anything he has said, frankly I think most of these wannabe “gotcha” stories are bullsqueeze. In other words, stick to your story for Pete’s sake, because both parties and all of the media desperately want an excuse to destroy you.

Now to my point. I truly wish and hope that I am not seeing the Herman Cain Effect. What I mean by that is: though I think Herman is great and would have made a great President, I think he was in it to sell books and was overwhelmed and surprised by his rise to the top of the pack. Upon seeing a way out, ie: the supposed scandal over some woman or another, he bailed. No proof ever materialized, and he went on to be a bestselling author and talk radio host (news nugget!). My worry is that knowing that Trump and Carson are really smart, and know the stakes at play, they might be feeling the same pressure that Cain did. Between the Establishment weight and the gravity of how difficult it will be to claw us back from the brink that Obama has gleefully brought us, maybe they are both thinking, ” I need a way out …..”. Hopefully not.

The reason I really hope that I am getting the wrong idea is that Hillary or Bernie would be absolutely disastrous. We are on the verge of another world war, this time with nukes in play. We are deep in horrible, crushing debt. We are overrun with foreign invaders that overwhelmingly use social services, among many other concerns. Either democrat candidate would be an Obama third term…….and the first two have led us to divided, destructive disaster. The establishment republicans would be do a continuation of their strategy for the past 10 years, namely doing and saying nothing while passing legislation to expand their own power and cowering in fear of being called bigots, racists, and chauvinist.

So……..Mr. Trump, know your enemies, and remember that Carson need not be one. Mr. Carson, stop talking about things that don’t matter, like who you almost stabbed 40 years ago. I frankly would love a Trump/Carson ticket…….it would unite the two sides of opposition to what has been taking place under the rule of the Elite.

“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”   – Winston Churchill

 

War Is The Answer

In the past days I have been seriously thinking about which direction to go in the pursuit of my next column. The problem is, there are so many horrible things going on at once that it is difficult to pick just one or two to address. Should I talk to you about the sham that is the selection process for our next president? How about the collusion of both parties to continue abusing and soiling our Senate and so-called House of Representatives?  Or maybe about the huge racial and cultural divide currently splitting the legal population? Oh, or better yet, the absolute abject failure of our co-opted “Press” in giving any unbiased, no-agenda, reporting on any of the issues I just mentioned, or anything else for that matter?

Then it came to me. War is the answer. If you logically go through every single major issue facing the United States…….and what the hell let’s throw in the rest of the globe…..the answer to any question is war. Not just in the middle east, not just on your t.v., but on scale on par with nothing we have seen before. Don’t get me wrong, this is the absolute last thing I would want to happen, and it would be awful in more ways than I can imagine. The big problem is that as soon as you look outside these porous borders of ours, every issue and argument seems to be leading to an unfortunate yet inevitable conclusion. Let’s pick a few points and follow the bouncing betty.

Over the past 7 years the United States has either ignored or abandoned every commitment made to our strategic allies all over the world. Whether I agree with what those commitments were and if they were wise decisions matters not, as it sets a very dangerous example. We have failed to honor our commitments to defend free satellite states of the Old Soviet Empire, as Putin gobbles up former chunks of the once dead USSR. We have reduced our military in number and technical development. What once was a formidable fighting force is now a social experiment for transgendered, homosexual, and female soldiers. Our Navy has been reduced by half, with more cuts in the pipeline. In fact, our Prez now demands any increase in military spending be matched with more welfare and entitlement dollars. We have drawn “red lines” all over the middle east, each nothing more than an empty political tool for domestic gain with no thought to the lives that teeter on such proclamations. In my opinion, the U.S. has no business interfering in other nations affairs……but when the Chief Executive makes a threat, it should not be as empty as the suit he wears.

We have built ISIS. Do you hear that leftist weirdos? To those that claimed we created Al Qaeda during the Bush years and yakked on and on about Haliburton, etc., etc.. Well here’s your new crusade ready made for you. By leaving Iraq ( and we can discuss whether we should have ever been there or not later ) with an announced timeline and regardless of the state of affairs, we opened the door to islamists to run wild. In fact, once again in my opinion, we systematically used the “arab spring” to topple leaders like Mubarak in Egypt and Qadhafi in Libya, and have been trying to do the same to Syria’s Assad. Have you asked yourself why? After seeing the obvious mistake of removing Saddam as a barrier to Iran and a hammer to the islamists, why would we continue to follow the same disastrous course all over the middle east? It’s pretty clear that the 7th century headchoppers populating that part of the world were scared to death of the brutal dictators that held an iron grip on them. Well guess what? We traded a handful of distasteful, power mad, dictators for thousands of them that cannot be reasoned with or diplomatically handled.

We have slapped our ally Israel in the face at every turn. Calm down, Jew-haters, I know there is a bunch of people who think that the “Eveeel Jooooooose” are responsible for all the world’s ills, but if you’re one of these folks you need to read a book or two and realize what kind of company you’re in ( and it ain’t good ). Israel is the only democratic nation in the region, and our on-paper ally, yet we have acted as much as their enemy as anyone else……..denying fly over access to their jets for a preemptive Iran strike, denying ammunition and arms, and refusing to honor our promises of joint defense. And speaking of Iran……hey America! do you realize who our new best buddy is? It’s Iran! You know……the folks who have been killing and maiming American soldiers all over the world for decades! The folks who chant “death to America” and mean it…….you know, the freakin’ bad guys! Now we are giving them a nuke!  Not only that but in the super-secret agreement our Caesar made for us behind closed doors, we actually have an obligation to defend their so-called “peaceful” nuclear enrichment sites. Does that sound like a path to peace to you?

As a result of all of this U.S. foreign policy failure, Europe is being flooded with muslim “refugees”. As an example, there is a small town in Germany with a population of 120 that is bracing for an influx of over 700 non-german speaking “refugees” that just so happen to be 70+ percent male.** The U.K., France, Germany, and Italy are all on the receiving end of huge masses of peaceful Islamists who can’t speak the language, are dependent on social welfare/services, and are brimming with the desire to implement Sharia law on the communities they are infesting. Shoot, Obama is shipping thousands of them here for good measure, which sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? Now in addition to hordes of illiterates from south of the border, we can throw in some terrorists too!

America is in huge debt, or as Trump would say…Yuge Debt. Our 8 trillion dollar debt at the start of our Dear Leader’s tenure has been more than doubled to over 18 trillion *.  We can never repay this debt, even as with unfunded liabilities every single person in America currently owes over a quarter of a million dollars…..even your little kids and babies. Are you good for that? See why the democrats’ promises of free college and free this or that are absolutely ridiculous at best and terrifyingly evil at worst? At the same time our education system is a failure, churning out generations of idiots who think “climate change” is the most serious problem we face. I mean WTF is with that, and how are so many people so damned stupid? To think of all the huge problems we need to confront….. and yet a giant percentage of the population wants to cut our own throats in global competition so we can pee into the wind?   The weather? For real? You people think we can change the mechanics of the very universe? Wow.

Add to all of this the weight of the  global population. China is packed with a billion plus people who are mostly male and mostly deprived of any opportunity to do anything with their lives. India is brimming with young, aimless men also.  Do you think that’s an odd thing for me to mention? It’s not. Want to know why? Because countries with population crisis like that need something to do with all of those bodies, not to mention finding the resources to feed them. Historically the answer is war. When you combine poor economies with poor leadership, bad things happen. Kind of like putting American soldiers on the battlefield right next to Russian soldiers. Can someone tell me why our president is dead set on arming and funding the Islamic state, using our troops to defend them, and doing this in direct opposition to Russia – who is engaged in active combat with them? How long before an incident that leads to disaster happens?

And there you have it. All of the things I have mentioned lead to a very troubling conclusion. How does the U.S. rise out of deepening recession? How does China manage it’s population and failing economy? How does Iran use it’s newfound and America-given hegemony in the Middle East? How does Europe contain the Islamic crisis it has helped create and is so far powerless to stop? It seems that no matter what the question is, sadly and predictably,  a World War is The Answer.  We won the last one, but I fear that a nation of climate changin’, gender reassignin’, celebrity worshippin’, Bernie Sanders lovin’, Benghazi lyin’, spray tannin’, Ferguson burnin’, and selfie takin’ whiners is ill equipped to win, or even survive, the next one.

 

“War, what is good for……….?”  – Norman Whitfield/Barry Strong

 

 “Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums………..go back to sleep…” – Maynard Keenan – A Perfect Circle

 

 

 

*US Debt Clock

**USAToday

Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, the Republican Presidential Debate, and Other Words That Will Make You Read This

Well there it was ladies and germs, the three hour slog that was the CNN presidential debate.  I was right, as usual, that it was going to be the limp-wristed, clammy handed attempt by the GOP Establishment and The Clown Show media to discredit and dishonor anyone running who is not their pay-for-play escort. Speaking of paying to play, it looks like the R.N.C. headed by Reince Priebus ( whose name sounds like an alternate title for Deputy Furher), made a sweet deal with CNN where the network could rake in the dough and simultaneously keep tight-fisted control over the content we are allowed to hear and rebroadcast. What a deal! The 5th Column/modern-day Pravda can become ever richer off of manipulating all of us poor saps like Jeff Dunham manipulates Jose the Jalapeno. And no, Jorge Ramos, I’m not talking about Illegals……but if you could hear me say your name I would indeed add the Latino Pronunciacion with mucho sarcasmo.

I’ll be brief, as I’m sure everyone would like to get back to reading about how just absolutely awesome Carly Fiorina was at the debate last night. How she just stuck it to that mean old Donald Trump……who made fun of her apppeawance (implied waaaahhhhhh). I love it when people tell me how much they are above gender politics, as a woman, then make everything you say for a week relate to how you’re a woman. I’m sure I’ve never heard someone make fun of The Donald’s hairdon’t, or Chris Chrispie-Kreme’s waistline, or Rand ” give him a box to stand on” Paul’s height. Besides, the growing caliphate invading Europe has such a deep and healthy respect for “the ladies” and how upset they get about being mildly insulted.  I’m not saying she crashed and burned or anything…..but it shows the Establishment and their Lobbyist Masters’ desperation to look at Fox News and Redstate and see the hundred or so articles screaming at us rubes that, Carly won! Carly won!  We get it…..you’ve found your new Scott Walker….uhh, I mean John Kasich…..uhh wait….we’re almost out of Jeb Bush replacements, damn it!

I actually think that much of the reason that Fiorina is rising is due to the new narrative that she is somehow a political outsider, when in fact she was a big time adviser for John McCain and his McShameful attempt at being president in 2008, in addition to running a smear-filled campaign for senate in 2010 and losing to Barbara Boxer. Unfortunately her political record is filled with just as much success as her business one ( HP stock went up almost seven percent when she was canned ). That’s not what Charlie Sheen would have once called WINNING!

My main point is this…… I’m not saying we shouldn’t have debates. But I AM SAYING that there doesn’t need to be a clown car’s worth of candidates vying for time and attention. We are at a point where guys (sorry Carly, didn’t mean to offend) like Christie, Jindal, Graham, Paul, and…….. oh screw it – I can’t even remember the rest of the thousand people the GOP has running to throw jabs at Trump – guys like them need to go home. Even Rick Perry decided to turn it in when he realized that once again he would actually have to talk without a piece of paper or a teleprompter in front of his face, full of lines written by other people. I say take a poll, put the top 6 on a stage, pull names out of a phone book from “flyover country” to be moderators, and broadcast without cost and commercial interruption to We The People……since we are the ones who have to live with the consequences. I know Rupert Murdoch wants to give El Jebe’ nine swings of the bat to at least make contact with the ball, but another Bush just ain’t gonna happen…..no matter how many times he rubs the Pope and makes a wish.

The questions need to be serious….like, what’s your plan for say…. the Iran debacle, Illegal Immigration, trillions and trillions of debt, a crumbling infrastructure, impending conflict with China and Russia, racial riots and volatility, bottom ranking schools, corporate cronyism, lobbyist control of government, welfare, and maybe a couple of other things that are threatening to sink us like an the iceberg the size of Australia. But hey, what do I know….I’m only supposed to be watching the commercials and buying stuff.