Obama's Shadow DNC Infuriates Democrats

Posted by Keeley on February 17, 2017 at 5:24 PM

While one of the toughest dudes on the planet says: gracias no hombre, I'll pass on being National Security adviser, there's a long-brewing story playing out in states across the country. And it may be coming to a boil soon.

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The 9th Circuit Shackles America's Ability to Defend Itself

Posted by Keeley on February 10, 2017 at 3:10 PM

The 9th circuit court of appeals practically wants a seat at the National Security Council. In Thursday's decision, they justified their refusal to lift Judge Robart's halt to the executive order on immigration by stating:

Rather than present evidence to explain the need for the Executive Order, the Government has taken the position that we must not review its decision at all.

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Jeff Sessions Survives Democrat Lynch Mob

Posted by Keeley on February 9, 2017 at 5:36 PM

Jeff Sessions, now duly confirmed as the nation's Attorney General, is white, conservative and from Alabama. If you're a Democratic Senator, (save one or arguably two exceptions), or any kind of progressive/left-wing activist, that's all you need to know. Guilty until proven innocent. And how could Jeff Sessions be innocent? He's white and he's from Alabama. Rise History and write your shame! Let John Lewis cry forth about a man who would never link arms with him in the march for justice.

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Super Bowl LI Judge Robart and That Executive Order

Posted by Keeley on February 7, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Even the Super Bowl Ads are now being parsed. For example, in the Washington Post's Daily 202, courtesy of James Hohmann, a good percentage of the main ads are analyzed and found to be both political and, either subtly or blatantly, critical of President Trump's executive order on immigration. Aside from the fact that most of these ads have been planned a fair time in advance, it is clear that you can see the current divisions in America wherever you choose to look.

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Liberals

Posted by Christine & John on February 2, 2017 at 11:31 AM

What we call things helps determine our attitudes towards them. We need a rethink of fundamental political terms, specifically the term liberal in politics.

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A Great Choice for Justice - Now Things Get Ugly

Posted by Keeley on February 1, 2017 at 11:26 PM

Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon's junior (do we even have to say Democrat?) senator, now has his task in hand: block Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Filibustering, sit-in's in the senate. Whatever it takes, surely the hard left politician from Portland is up for the job.

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Trump's Immigration Order and McCain's Revenge

Posted by Keeley on January 30, 2017 at 6:27 PM

Revenge in Washington D.C. is indeed a dish that gets served up well after the heat of the initial confrontation has drained away. But to be successful in the beltway and especially on the Hill, you need a long memory, and the willingness to use it effectively when the opportune moment arrives.

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Don't Follow the Law - Mexico Might Get Mad

Posted by Keeley on January 26, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Even The Daily Beast has to admit that Mexico is a mess. The Daily Beast's Andrea Noel in a series of chilling reports from Mexico just this past December outlined how cartel violence is a constant destabilizing evil that Mexico's politicians, policemen, and generals have been unable - and unwilling, more disturbingly - to contain. Much less solve. Poverty, corruption, inequality. Protesting students piled into a truck after having been beaten or shot and them dumped in a mass grave, back in 2014, in Iguala.

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The Inaugural Speech - Does It Truly Matter What Trump Says?

Posted by Keeley on January 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM

Friday January 20, President Trump will address the nation, and the world. But his inaugural address is for America. Not the world. As much as the world will be watching, indeed many around the world watching uneasily because they sense their privileges and prosperity may be affected by Trump's presidency.

What will he say?

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Treason Does not Depend on Gender Identity

Posted by Keeley on January 18, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Bradley Manning was a traitor to his country: a member of the armed forces that deliberately aided and abetted the enemy through the hundreds of thousands of stolen documents that he handed to Wikileaks. He was lucky to have his life spared in the ensuing court martial.

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What Putin Has Always Been Up To

Posted by Keeley on January 13, 2017 at 4:43 PM

In a troubling yet fascinating article in National Review, David Satter makes the case that Putin's real goal has always been to degrade America's institutions, rather than favor any one candidate. In other words, going after Hillary and perhaps holding back attacks on Trump during the election campaign were tactics by the Russian regime. The strategic outcome they seek is a weakened America - in the world's eyes, and more devastatingly, in the eyes of voters and citizens themselves.

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The Trump Dossier? How About the Coming Intel Community Review?

Posted by Keeley on January 12, 2017 at 2:27 PM

The Trump Dossier started as opposition research - by GOP opponents of Trump who put money down to hire a retired British spy. After circulating like a bag full of offals no one wanted to touch, it finally was leaked by Buzzfeed and reported on by CNN.

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Imagine Huma Foregoing Her Salary - Like Jared Will Do

Posted by Keeley on January 10, 2017 at 3:11 PM

In a profile of Jared Kushner late last year, Trump's son-in-law and key advisor mentioned that some of the best work in the campaign was done pro bono. Free. Without charge. He was referring specifically to the data operation that he helped lead, and that drove Trump to speak at rallies in the now-infamous Democrat Blue States, which caused a lot of skepticism and groans about how Donald Trump just liked big crowds and had no sense of how to win a general election.

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Hate Crimes

Posted by Christine & John on January 6, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Four thugs tortured a mentally challenged young man, laughed about it and cast it on Facebook. They taunted him with racist slogans and anti Trump insults. The perps were black and the victim was white. Blacks clearly can be racist too and this crime is one of the most textbook examples of a hate crime. But should we have hate crimes at all?

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Blame Putin ... and Obama

Posted by Christine & John on January 3, 2017 at 1:12 PM

If reports are correct, the Russians made serious breaches into our cyber system. They compromised government sites and private servers. The DNC was evidently easily breached because of rookie mistakes, ignorance & arrogance. We should blame Putin. He is an evil man. But we blame Putin in the same way we blame a burglar who has robbed our house because we failed to close the front door and blame Putin in way we blame a burglar for revealing dirty secrets he discovered while robbing our place.

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