The Russian Collusion Narrative Continues to Implode

In this piece at AmericanThinker.com, Clarice Feldman puts together a nice summary of the state of the Russian Collusion narrative of the left. There is little point to rehashing what she said as it is well packaged and clear, so I will only summarize it in the form of key takeaways:

  • The entire Russian Conspiracy narrative has been a Democrat disinformation campaign from Day One – and the Democrats all know it. Creating that much chaos – literally pushing the country to the brink of open violence (and we aren’t past that, yet, either) – is certainly sedition and not much short of treason.
  • Lewis “Scooter” Libby was falsely convicted due to similar political machinations also intended to disrupt the functioning of an administration of a duly elected president.
  • The real scandal, under-reported for now, is the Islamist subversion of the Democratic Party.
  • David Corn, the discredited left-wing “reporter”, is still a scumbag and deserves prosecution and serious jail time.

To be clear on the last point, Ms. Feldman didn’t say that David Corn is a discredited left-wing reporter. That is based on his prior record at Slate and Mother Jones and his efforts to push the bogus Russian Trump dossier.

Classic Leftist Distortion

In a classic example of leftist misrepresentation by the hate rag bird cage liner Salon.com, asking that the police do the policing rather than campus administrators makes anybody doing so a part of the ‘Rape Lobby’ and an advocate of legalizing rape. Yes, read that again. In an article published March 25, 2015 Salon.com claims that FratPAC (more formally, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee), “the political arm of the nation’s fraternities and sororities … plans to lobby Congress this spring to make it more difficult for colleges and universities to investigate sexual assault allegations.”

They arrive at this conclusion in spite of the fact that what FratPAC is asking for is simply due process, a right guaranteed by the US Constitution in not one, but two different places. How are administrators of a college or university legally qualified to dispense justice regarding a criminal accusation? As far as I know, that is exactly what the justice system is for. The Founders must have had a reason for establishing it, after all.

Remember what happened to the Duke LaCrosse players when they were falsely accused of rape? Their lives were trashed, even though all the charges were eventually dropped. In fact, Crystal Mangum, the woman that accused them, was eventually convicted of murder, and we heard barely a peep about that until, uh, well, ever.

Rape is a terrible crime. And we don’t even know how many occur as many, perhaps 2/3, are never reported by the victim for a variety of reasons. That number, fortunately, seems to be declining and reporting rates are increasing. Compounding that is some number of false accusations that do occur. According to some feminist groups that number is only 2%, but an actual study, albeit a small one, places the number at 41%. I’m pretty sure that neither of those is particularly accurate given the nature of the data, but at least the 41% number actually has data to support it.

Notorious race-baiter Al Sharpton couldn’t let this one pass, as the accused rapists are ‘privileged’ white kids and the accuser herself black. He appeared on the O’Reilly Factor to defend Mangum but later recanted. Tawana Brawley, anybody?

And, as far as the victims of the accusation are concerned, the whole mess is a gift that just keeps on giving. Even though the accuser’s claims have been discredited, the charges dropped and the District Attorney removed from the case and eventually disbarred for his misconduct, there are those still trying to rewrite the story and to make them appear guilty after all.

Back to the point: the idea that some administrative body not constitutionally empowered to enforce and adjudicate the law should have the primary responsibility for doing so is ridiculous, and, in fact, unconstitutional. If the campus police aren’t up to it then the appropriate thing to do is to send it to the town or county or state police, depending on the circumstances, location and nature of the alleged transgression. What’s so hard about that?

Civil War

Here’s what has been and continues to be happening: Obama signs executive orders that bypass Congress to implement policy that he could never get through Congress. Then they end up getting challenged in court, but usually much later, after the damage is done. Even then, the process is likely to take years to resolve and in the mean time a large number of people end up in legal limbo. The only way to fight this is by fighting fire with fire, or in other words, executive order with executive order. Obama is over the line, exploiting a loophole that should never have existed. Kudos to Governor Brewer for her recognition of this problem and courageous solution. How many states will follow suit? I think we’re about to see a civil war waged by executive orders and in the courts.

DNC Delegates Can’t Read a Teleprompter, Either

donkeyWe are all familiar with Barack Obama’s Teleprompter dependency, even though he still stumbles and stammers his way through a speech even with the assistance of one. This affliction appears to be epidemic among the delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Did they catch it from Barack? Or did he catch it from them? We will probably never know. And then, of course, there’s Joe Biden.

The DNC, in a desperation move after their platform was hijacked by radicals, imposed the will of the empty chair and re-included language, over the stiff opposition of many of the delegates, supporting Israel and Jerusalem as its capital. Of course, a two-thirds majority was required for such a change, but even though it did not exist, the changes were ‘approved’ anyway.

What do we know from this? We know that the DNC is chock-full of, and the platform was written by, radicals. We know that there is a very strong anti-Israel constituency in the Democratic Party. We know that rules don’t matter, not even their own rules, when a high-ranking player is involved. We know that if they see a negative reaction they will flip-flop – at least until the election is over.

Pericles Had A Point.

Pericles Had A Point“Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean that politics won’t take an interest in you” – Pericles

“First they came for the Jews, and I said nothing…”

We have had the privilege, the luxury, of being able to ignore politics and still have no real worries. We have had the luxury of being able to say “I’m not political.” We have said “your relentless political postings have changed my political views. NOT!” because politics is a distasteful business full of crooks and liars and dirty money.

People have deliberately distracted you with shiny baubles while they stole your country. They deliberately tuned you out of the political process by making it sordid and unseemly, by being divisive and accusatory. This is deliberate. In order for them to take what you have they have to make you look away in disgust, or at something else in anger.

Politics does not have to be deception. You can make a difference. Pay attention to the issues. Not the made up fake issues, but the real issues. It’s about your children and grandchildren and the kind of country, society and legacy you will give them. Pay attention not only to what the politician promises you today, but what that means for tomorrow. Pay attention.

The Romney Stericycle Abortion Myth

Pathological liar and disgraced pseudo-journalist David Corn is perpetuating yet another lie about Mitt Romney, to wit, that he invested, via BAIN Capital, in a medical waste disposal company that disposed of aborted human beings.

Naturally, other left-wing useful idiots are picking up on this without any fact checking, and relabeling the ‘medical waste disposal business’ as the ‘abortion business’.

The gist of the claims is that Romney was still at BAIN when the Stericycle deal happened, Stericycle deals in aborted human beings, and that makes Mitt Romney an abortion facilitating hypocrite.

The simple truth is this: Not only did Stericycle not begin dealing with aborted human beings until after Romney had left BAIN, Stericycle did not begin disposing of aborted human bengs untill after BAIN had completely divested from it.

Having been an executive in a business, I can say that the venture capitalists that invested in that business not only didn’t get involved in the day to days, they didn’t dictate clients, either. The claim that while Romney was organizing and running the Olympics he somehow managed to find the time to secretly run dozens of other companies is ludicrous. But even if you believe that he was somehow able to do so, BAIN’s, and therefore Romney’s, involvement with Stericycle ended at least one year before Stericycle became involved with abortion clinics as clients.

As for Stericycle, the idea that they should be punished for disposing of aborted babies is kind of putting the cart before the horse. They didn’t invent abortion and somebody has to dispose of the so-called waste. Would I invest in a company that did it, though? No. And Mitt Romney didn’t invest in that kind of company, either.

Oh, and if Mitt Romney can organize and run a successful Olympics while secretly running a bunch of other companies profitably, maybe he is *exactly* the guy we need in the White House.

The Wisdom of Ron Paul Supporters

Posted by ‘Jay’ in response to criticism of Ron Paul supporters that did not like the outcome of the 2012 Republican primaries who were undermining support for Mitt Romney:

“Let’s play this out shall we? If positions were reversed, and Ron Paul was the nominee…do you think we would still be telling you Romney is stupid? Do you think we would insult and alienate folks of the same political party with slightly different views? You both (Al and William) have a demeaning way of talking to folks. Your sarcasm and insulting nature shine through brilliantly, now only if you were to use your brilliance to try to win people over instead of informing us silly children. RP is stupid? You do know he has been a leader in the party you give your allegiance to for almost 30 years right? And in actuality the only position that Romney has that prevents me from jumping on the team is that he thinks the Federal Reserve is “doing a fine job” words from his mouth not made up. The only thing the Fed has been doing a fine job of for almost 100 years is raping the American taxpayer. No William as you stated above we are not all that different but that one position is enough for a lot of people to turn their back on the party all together.”

And my response:

Jay, if Ron Paul was the Republican nominee (presumptive) and Romney was the one foot-dragging and undermining the party, I would be supporting Paul and condemning Romney. And I would still think Paul’s foreign policy was suicidal. I agree with many of Paul’s positions, but those happen to be in the areas where Paul and Romney also agree to a large extent. I do believe, however, that instead of saying Mitt Romney is stupid and a bad choice for the Republicans as the presumptive nominee, Paulists would be saying “Paul was the right choice *because* Romney is stupid.” I don’t think you can help yourselves. And if Paul lost you would find something other than Paul’s political positions to blame.

If Ron Paul were elected he could only do so much. The President relies on Congress for, essentially, *permission* to do most things. In the areas where the Executive branch can act unilaterally, Obama has done a great deal of damage. Ron Paul would go to the opposite extreme and do just as much damage. Or more. Meanwhile, Obama has seized power via illegally bypassing Congress with EOs, and that will catch up with him, hopefully before it is too late. Paul can’t fix that, all he can do is drag down the Republican Party and give Obama 4 more years to consolidate power.

Just because you don’t like what I say, Jay, does not make it demeaning. I have tried logic and reason with Paul supporters, and, whenever I point out a flaw in their reasoning, they just redirect to another topic. Then the next time they make a groundless accusation or distort a fact or engage in outright conspiracy mongering, it’s the same set of non facts, delusions and baseless accusations.

You don’t have to like my sense of humor, either. I’d say that since it bothers you when I make a sarcastic comment, there must be some nugget in there that you recognize as truth, but it has not been my experience so far that there is any comprehension going on, just cognitive dissonance.

And please explain to me why this is so: I have not encountered a single – not one – Paul supporter that will vote for Romney. Not a single one. They say they will vote third-party, or stay home, or even that they will ‘vote Obama to bring on the Revolution.’ That last one, to me, reeks. How many of those people are just stooges of Obama doing their best to undermine the Republican Party? I have to say, most of them IMO. The ones claiming they will vote third-party on principle, I get that, even if I think it is wrongheaded and hypocritical (in your hypothetical scenario you would expect me to vote for Paul, right?) Where are the principles in voting for Obama? Was Obama running in the Republican primaries like Paul was? Why not just write in Paul instead of trying to wreck the country? It is those people who rob the rest of the Paul supporters of *any* credibility and make you all look like a bunch of spoiled children.

And that is your answer as to why you are mocked. Not by only me, but by many people who have already *completely* given up on you and won’t even bother to talk to you. That silence is not the adoring fans waiting on Paulist wisdom, it’s perdition. Wake up.

The Libertarian Factor

The anti-Romney protest vote; the Paul zealots and other ‘conservatives’ that are voting third party and even considering voting for Obama ‘to bring on the revolution’:

Even if the Republicans nominated and we elected Ron Paul with a Reagan-like electoral college landslide, he could not make a fraction of the sweeping changes his supporters want him to make. For a party based on the belief that all the evils in our society are based on government excess and intrusion into our everyday lives, Libertarians as a rule show a remarkable inability to see the realities of the modern world. Ron Paul’s foreign policy, the area where he differs from Romney the most, is suicidal. We can’t hide under a rock or wait until we have mushroom clouds over our major cities to defend ourselves, and we cannot simply allow the rest of the world to walk across our borders. To think that we can step back and watch the rest of the world go down in flames while hundreds of millions of refugees flee what ever hell hole they are from – the ones that don’t blame us for abandoning them, rightfully or otherwise – and overwhelm our infrastructure and society is delusional at best. What would actually happen is that China would impose its policies and politics on what ever parts of the world it wanted and leave the rest to the jihadis. World War III would come about, anyway, and we’d be on the crappy end of the stick as a result of having allowed the two powers that most want to destroy us to divide the world between them relatively unopposed. Stupid.

And Libertarians, or whoever the Paul supporters really are, are alienating the rest of us that want to save our country from the Progressives. It’s most likely going to be ‘no zoup for you’ after this election for Libertarians no matter who wins. You can’t have everything you want right away. Our system does not work that way, and it was specifically designed not to work that way so that radicals could not hijack our government easily. If you can’t deal with that then you don’t understand what our founding fathers intended.

No matter how many moral victories you win, no matter how many battles you win, if you lose the war, you still lose. And you get written out of the history books anyway.