Monday, December 25, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

NYC Dodges A Bomb



Two weeks ago, the Islamic State threatened a terrorist attack against New York City.  ISIS supporters posted a picture of Times Square with the caption, "We meet at Christmas in New York . . .  soon."

This morning, Akayed Ullah, a 27 year-old wannabe suicide bomber, attempted to make good on that threat.  Ullah strapped a pipe bomb onto his chest and tried to detonate the device in an "underground passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations in Manhattan."

Three people were injured in the attack.  Thankfully, no one was killed.  Ullah is reportedly a permanent resident from Bangladesh.

This bombing comes just six weeks after Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov murdered eight people in New York City with a rented truck.  Saipov was in the country thanks to the "diversity visa lottery."

Let me repeat: The worst thing that can happen today is if they Mirandize this jihadist and tell him he has a right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.  We are not experiencing a crime wave.

We are in a war against Islamic supremacists.  We are being attacked by committed enemies, yet we are allowing our own constitutional rights to handcuff us in this battle.

Speaking of enemies, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh did not react well to President Trump's formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.  The imam posted a prayer Thursday on his Facebook page calling on Allah to "destroy the Zionists and their allies."

What makes Imam Elsabagh's prayer particularly noteworthy is that his mosque is not in Gaza, but in Garland, Texas.

California.  South Carolina.  Tennessee.  Texas.  How many radical imams are preaching such hatred in America?  How many more Saipovs and Ullahs must we endure?

The Hellish Nightmare



Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Korean Crisis


North Korea's latest ballistic missile test set off alarm bells around the world.  Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the missile's trajectory suggests that the Stalinist regime is now capable of hitting targets "everywhere in the world," including every major U.S. city.

Sadly, President Trump's options are limited.  Past efforts by other presidents aimed at appeasing North Korea have failed spectacularly.

So we are left with military action to take out Kim's missile facilities or living in a world where this tyrant extorts and blackmails us and our allies in the region.  The latter option inevitably results in those allies -- Japan and South Korea -- developing their own nuclear weapons.

Here's something else to keep in mind:  This is not the result of any failure by Donald Trump.  North Korea's missile program did not make some great, sudden leap on Inauguration Day 2017.

This cancer dates back to the Clinton Administration, and is the product of a failed American foreign policy establishment.  Unfortunately, its influence extended through several administrations, and grew dramatically during the past eight years when Obama and his allies were busy apologizing for America and gutting our missile defense systems. 

That is what put us in this position today.

Former Obama officials who regularly go on TV to wag their fingers at Donald Trump should be outed as the default architects of North Korea's nuclear program.  They have zero credibility, and should be laughed out of the TV studios they are sitting in.

How Delusional the LEFT is



Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Justice From Justice



It is often said that elections have consequences. And every day the Trump Administration is proving that axiom to be true. One of the great frustrations of the Obama era was that when there was obvious corruption, as during the IRS targeting scandal, nobody got punished.

You will recall that in 2013 conservative tea party groups were harassed and denied important tax status by a politicized IRS. They were denied solely because they were conservative. The tea party groups that were wronged were never compensated.

There’s a new president and a new justice department. And, after years of litigation, DOJ has offered a settlement to tea party and other conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration. In the settlement, the IRS acknowledges that it violated their rights by applying extra scrutiny and criteria to conservative groups when they applied for nonprofit status.

“The IRS’s use of these criteria as a basis for heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement yesterday. “It is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.”

I would still like to see someone go to jail for the egregious politicization of a government agency, and perhaps that may still happen. But at least these grassroots organizations are going to be compensated and perhaps made whole again.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Left-wing Violence in America is Growing



The media have been hyperventilating for days about a speech this afternoon at the University of Florida.  Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency and mobilized hundreds of state and local law enforcement officers.  The university has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on additional security because the speaker is one of the racist leaders involved in the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots.

As vile as his views are, at least the university recognized that he has a First Amendment right to speak.  And I am confident his speech will be poorly attended, thanks to the decency of the vast majority of Floridians.

That said, there is growing fascism in America, and it is coming from the left.  Here are just three recent examples:

    The fascist wing of the progressive left recently shutdown a meeting of the College Republicans at the University of California-Santa Cruz.​​


     An Arizona restaurant was forced to close after the owners posted a message expressing their support for President Trump, our military, standing for the national anthem and first responders.  The message went viral and the owners started receiving death threats.  Vicious calls flooded into the restaurant, including threats to burn it down. 


    Dana Loesch, a spokeswoman for the NRA, has been forced to abandon her home and move with her children because of vicious threats from intolerant leftists, including one who threatened to rape her to death.


Whether its academics like Charles Murray, columnists like Ann Coulter or a kid wearing a MAGA hat, the circumstances are different but the theme is always the same.  Anyone expressing traditional conservative ideas and values now has to question whether they are willing to risk physical violence.  Not surprisingly, this political intimidation is affecting what people are willing to say to pollsters.

Sadly, too few voices on the left have been willing to speak up and denounce those so-called "progressives" who insist that violence is necessary.

Lock Her UP!


Monday, October 09, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017

Comey's Cover-up


Newly uncovered emails appear to confirm what many Americans feared all along: The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of our national security secrets was a complete scam.

In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reveal that FBI officials told congressional investigators that James Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton well before she was interviewed.

In fact, the timeline suggests that Comey decided to clear Clinton before FBI agents had even interviewed 16 key witnesses!

"Conclusion first, fact-gathering second -- that's no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy," Grassley and Graham wrote.

No doubt you will recall that there was considerable consternation within the FBI over Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation. Well, now we know why. It looks like it was a cover-up, not a real investigation.

This revelation is raising questions about the veracity of Comey's Senate testimony. After all, he blamed Loretta Lynch's tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton for his decision to go public in order to "protect the credibility of the investigation."

But if the outcome was predetermined, then the investigation never had any credibility to protect!

Every member of Congress should be issuing press releases about this Comey/Clinton scandal. This story cannot be allowed to die over the holiday weekend.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Obama-era Justice Department.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Anti-Antifa

There was this astounding headline Monday in the Washington Post:  "Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley." 

Put aside the question of how the Post determined that the demonstrators were "right-wing."  What makes the headline remarkable is that a major liberal newspaper finally and accurately denounced the thugs.  Antifa may be short for "anti-fascist," but it is in fact just the opposite. 

The Los Angeles Times soon chimed in, decrying "violence by far-left protesters."  And on MSNBC, of all places, Joe Scarborough blasted the antifa goons as "fascists in their behavior." 

A few far-left politicians have also joined the anti-antifa chorus.  Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who actually applauded the mob that shut down Milo Yiannopoulos in February, now wants antifa officially classified as a gang.  "They come dressed in uniforms," he observed, "and they have weapons, almost like a militia."  Hey, Mayor Arreguin, good of you to finally notice. 

And the most stunning turnaround came Tuesday, when Democrat Nancy Pelosi issued a statement condemning the "people calling themselves antifa."  She added that they "deserve unequivocal condemnation." 

What makes all this notable is that just over a week ago Reuters referred to the antifa agitators as "peace activists," while Democrats refused to say anything mean about the masked warriors.  So what happened to turn the tide?  Let us put forth some educated speculation.

First, professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky openly questioned antifa's goals and tactics.  Chomsky, always anti-capitalist and often anti-American, has been the guru of the radical left for decades.  When he speaks, progressives listen. 

Two weeks ago Chomsky described antifa as "a miniscule fringe of the Left," and called their violence "a major gift to the right."  The professor also hammered antifa for shutting down speakers with whom it disagrees. 

A few days later, professor and attorney Alan Dershowitz, another lion of the left, warned that antifa-like groups are "trying to tear down America."  He denigrated antifa as "radical, anti-American, anti-free market, socialist, communist, hard left censorial organization." 

All this criticism was pre-Berkeley, which was another black mark against the black clad antifa crew.  Last weekend the left-wing gangsters assaulted a handful of people who gathered in Berkeley to march against Marxism. 

The antifa radicals, their faces masked as always, chased and beat down people whom they considered Trump supporters.  It was an especially ugly scene, even by antifa standards, after which more than a dozen radicals were arrested. 

If antifa and other self-styled anti-fascist groups occupied the moral high ground after Charlottesville, they surrendered it last weekend in Berkeley. 

But perhaps the biggest reason for the recent opinion shift is old-fashioned politics.  Democrats can read polls as well as anyone else, probably better.  They know that most Americans do not are repulsed by masked marauders running wild in the streets.  That could explain Nancy Pelosi's surprising statement.  She desperately wants a Democratic majority in 2018, and she won't get it by ignoring or endorsing violence. 

In the Senate, the two darlings of the far left – Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – have yet to call out antifa by name, although Senator Sanders did speak out against lefties who shout down campus speakers. 

Antifa will always have supporters, especially on elite campuses.  A Dartmouth lecturer named Mark Bray has become a frequent guest on mainstream networks, where he rationalizes and defends violence.  Dartmouth's president actually criticized Bray for "supporting violent protest," a rare show of courage from a university administrator.  Naturally, the left-wing Dartmouth faculty was angry not with Bray, but with the president.

But college professors aside, antifa may have overplayed its ugly hand with all the recent violence and vitriol.  Pay close attention the next time there are masked antifa protesters fomenting violence and pelting cops with urine.

Law enforcement, which once looked the other way, might step in to quickly stop the madness.  And Democrats, who were once acquiescent, might rise up in unison to denounce antifa. 

That may be wishful thinking, but it would be a very welcome sign in extremely troubled times.

Bernie's Basement Dwellers



Monday, August 28, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Washington DC Gun Laws

In an unsurprising turn, officials in the District of Columbia have decided to continue to defend their near total ban on the right to bear arms.  On Thursday, D.C. filed a petition for rehearing en banc with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the combined cases of Grace v. D.C. and Wrenn v. D.C.

As we reported last month, the D.C. Circuit struck down the District’s restrictive handgun permitting law that required applicants to show a “good” or “proper” reason for needing to carry a concealed handgun.  Under this system, D.C. officials have denied all but a few applicants their right to carry a firearm for personal protection. 

The District’s 61 pages of arguments for why the right to bear arms shouldn’t apply in the nation’s capital can be summed up in a single reason: “we’re different.” D.C.’s petition to the court begins by claiming that “[t]he District of Columbia is unique” and “[u]nlike any city, it is filled with thousands of high-ranking federal officials and international diplomats, and it hosts hundreds of heavily attended events each year, including political marches and protests.”   The District’s 61 pages of arguments for why the right to bear arms shouldn’t apply in the nation’s capital can be summed up in a single reason: “we’re different.” 





Apparently, in the minds of D.C. officials, this “uniqueness” should allow the District to infringe on the civil rights of its residents and visitors who wish to exercise their right to bear arms.  It’s unclear if D.C. officials believe that this ability to trample on civil rights allows them to restrict any of our other constitutional rights or just those rights protected by the Second Amendment.

Fortunately, the D.C. Circuit panel already refused to give any weight to the District’s “we’re special” arguments.  If the full Circuit decides to rehear this case, you’re NRA will continue to advocate for the right of all law-abiding Americans to carry a firearm for self-defense.  







Friday, August 18, 2017

The American Taliban



President Trump is often ahead of the curve when it comes to various cultural issues. Yesterday morning and during his ill-advised press conference, the president said, "First it's Robert E. Lee. Then it's George Washington and Thomas Jefferson."

He's right. In spite of their contributions to our founding, Washington and Jefferson were slave owners, and there are growing calls for monuments to both men to be destroyed. But this was one of the times when Donald Trump was behind the curve.

He left out Abraham Lincoln, a bust of whom was destroyed in Chicago last night. It was also spray painted with the words "F-ck law." The same phrase was painted on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., earlier this week. This is the hate-filled anarchy the left has unleashed.

Earlier this week, we shared a Vice video that captured the imagery of the Neo-Nazis who marched in the Charlottesville horror show. Vice might want to look in the mirror because it has come down on the side of the book burners and their equivalent.

Yesterday, Vice ran a story originally entitled, "Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore." It eventually apologized and retitled the story, but the headline was the least of the problem.

In the column, senior editor Wilbert Cooper makes it clear that America is evil and must be torn down and rebuilt. And that cannot be done unless we knock down the evil foundation of America. Consider these excerpts:

"It's hard to be critical of a system when that system becomes an article of faith, filled with myths (the cherry tree), deities (Founding Fathers), and notions of salvation (the City on a Hill). It's going to be impossible to improve America if we can't be honest about its origins and its past. . . it seems unthinkable that we will ever see a day when there is a serious push to blow up Rushmore and other monuments like it. But if that moment ever arrives, I suspect I'd be onboard."

So until monuments to the men who crafted the greatest constitutional republic in the world are destroyed, and until the concept of American exceptionalism is destroyed, Cooper and other members of the American Taliban will continue to press their attacks on America and the West.

There are deep divisions within the conservative movement regarding Donald Trump. But by all measurements, the grassroots remains overwhelmingly on his side.

To my fellow conservatives and "#NeverTrumpers" in our movement: Can you direct some of your energy used to bash Trump and start calling out the leftists whose stated goal is to completely destroy America and who are telling our children and grandchildren that they are living in an evil country?

For those liberals who are legitimately concerned about Putin and Russia: It is time to start asking why members of various radical communist groups are leading the mobs we have seen in places like Durham, North Carolina.

To Senator John McCain: Did I miss your speech condemning the radical leftists who are trying to destroy the country you defended in Vietnam? You do remember, I assume, that the mobs today attacking American memorials are cut from the same cloth as the people who spat on you and the brave men who served with you in Vietnam.

If Donald Trump is for making American great again, does that really mean that everyone who doesn't care for him must be non-combatants in the culture war to destroy America?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Cultural Revolution



In the 1960s, China's communist rulers literally declared war against Chinese history, habits and symbols as Mao Zedong and his revolutionaries attempted to fundamentally transform China in their image. It ripped the social fabric of China. More than a million people were killed.

A similar cultural revolution may be underway in America. Last night, a mob tore down and destroyed a monument to a Southern soldier in Durham, North Carolina. According to local media reports, the mob was led by anti-fascists, the Democratic Socialists of America and the communist World Workers Party.

The fringe left is on fire. Its seething hatred of America has been unleashed. "Charlottesville is just the beginning," one far left website declared. Another proudly proclaims that "capitalism is in crisis" and "The American state is collapsing."

I am glad the North won the Civil War. But I am disgusted by the left's desire to purge our history. I am sickened by the left's disrespect for property. And I am outraged by the left's eagerness to suppress opinions it disagrees with.

The left's tendency toward totalitarianism and violent behavior is dangerous. It must be resisted just as vehemently as the racism of the KKK.

Will any reporter today ask Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer or Elizabeth Warren to denounce the Communist Party and the mob violence against historical landmarks?

Carried to its logical conclusion, eventually mobs will be marching on Monticello and Constitution Hall. Al Sharpton is on the record already. He said that the Jefferson Memorial cannot be permitted to stand as a publicly funded national monument.

Ultimately, this isn't about Southern slave owners in the 1oda850s. The far left hates America -- all of it, North and South, now. Our schools all too often are not teaching American history. They are teaching anti-American history.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Obamacare Survives (for now)



The media, the entire left-wing political establishment and three renegade Republican senators -- McCain, Murkowski and Collins -- once again demonstrated why it is virtually impossible to get rid of entitlement programs.

The debate over repealing Obamacare has been dominated by talk about those potentially uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions. Forgotten in all the sturm und drang were the millions of Americans whose lives were turned upside down by Obama's quasi-socialized healthcare scheme. The entire law was built on lies.

Obama said you could keep your insurance. That was the "Lie of the Year."

Obama said you could keep your doctor. Millions couldn't.

Obama said premiums would go down. They skyrocketed.

Countless small business owners, hanging by a thread after the Great Recession, were pushed over the edge. One reason Obama never achieved 3% economic growth during his presidency was because of the crushing weight of Obamacare's taxes and regulations on job creators.

I know many conservatives are frustrated right now. But here's some perspective: Forty-nine Republican senators -- 94% of the GOP Senate caucus -- voted to begin the process of undoing Obamacare. All of the Democrats voted to preserve Obamacare, and three GOP renegades gave them the majority.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Really now?



A Revealing Reaction


The left's reaction to President Trump's announcement yesterday regarding transgendered individuals serving in the military was over-the-top in its vitriol and emotional appeals. Left-wing groups immediately played the bigotry card.

What was missing were fact-based explanations for how Obama's policy mainstreaming transgenderism and the associated costs, which are significant, help the military keep us safe and win wars.

At the risk of being politically incorrect, the military is not an equal opportunity employer. There are many reasons why people are not able to serve.

I am sure most of us feel tremendous compassion for those wrestling with gender dysphoria. Research shows these individuals are bedeviled with many psychological issues before and after "gender reassignment" surgery. This is precisely the very reason why the military should not be forced to spend billions accommodating so few people in combat deployments or other high-stress situations with cramped quarters.

Something jumped out at me yesterday as I watched the breathless coverage and read the hyperbolic tweets from Hollywood celebrities who rarely show much interest in national defense policy.

For most of the Obama Administration, there was an ongoing scandal at the Veterans Administration over the disgraceful treatment of our heroes. I am sure I don't have to remind you of what it was like to learn that our veterans who survived bullets and bombs in Baghdad were dying because of bureaucratic neglect.

Most of the people who were in tears yesterday or who were screaming into microphones or furiously tweeting at the president rarely showed such emotion as the VA scandal unfolded week after week after week. In fact, many progressives made excuses for the bureaucrats and fought efforts to hold VA officials accountable for the negligence.

So the health care of millions of American veterans didn't appear to be a high priority for the left. But the left is full of righteous indignation over a miniscule segment of active duty personnel.

That is a very revealing commentary on the growing chasm between progressive elites and average Americans.

I often get messages from frustrated readers asking, "Why can't the politicians just get along and do what is best for the country?" Well, this issue is a prime example of why it is so difficult to advance an agenda for the common good when the worldview of one side is so distorted.

My friends, we must fight for our values.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Clinton vs. Trump Jr



Here we go again. The media are in another frenzy over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians.

As you know, Hillary Clinton's campaign was haunted by scandal, not related to Russia, but her own attempts to avoid State Department regulations regarding the handling of sensitive communications. She maintained an eye-popping number of unsecured devices -- private servers, laptops, iPads, Blackberries -- from which she sent thousands of emails that she did not want others to see.

When investigators attempted to gain access to Clinton's emails, she and her lawyers engaged in an extraordinary effort to conceal them.

She deleted tens of thousands of emails she claimed were about yoga lessons and weddings.

Her private server was wiped with Bleachbit.

Devices that were surrendered were -- Surprise! -- useless. They were missing SIM cards that contained essential data.

Her aides destroyed several devices with hammers.

A laptop was "lost" in the mail.

I'm surprised she never tried the excuse, "My dog ate my emails."

In legal parlance all of this behavior relates to what prosecutors (not named Comey) would call "intent." Clearly, her intent was to hide communications that many believe would incriminate her for exploiting her government office to benefit the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

By the way, she did all of this as a former first lady, former senator and lawyer in her mid-to-late 60s who has had an eye on the presidency ever since she graduated college.

Now let's compare that to the current controversy involving Donald Trump Jr., a 39-year old real estate executive who grew up in a family that had nothing to do with politics.

He finds himself in the middle of a presidential campaign, something you can't imagine unless you have done it (and I have). His father is shocking everyone with his success. Don Jr. gets an email suggesting that a lawyer from Russia may have incriminating information on Hillary Clinton.

If you believe that talking to this lawyer is illegal, would you engage in the email chain he wrote?

Would you ask other key people in the campaign to join you?

After big media makes Russian collusion a big theme, would you leave the emails on your computer?

Donald Trump Jr. is not guilty of collusion. He is guilty of not understanding how the far left will go to criminalize politics.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Monday, July 03, 2017

Coming to America




Comey: Good Riddance!

Crimes Comey refused to prosecute

This is a short list of unprosecuted crimes that Comey ignored or supported provided by The Millennium Report.


    The infamous Iran deal
    Hillary Clinton Benghazi gun running
    Ambassador Steven’s death
    Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious gun running
    Hillary’s private server espionage and treason
    Bush and Clinton bank bailouts
    Bombing seven sovereign nations without congressional approval
    Obama’s IBM Eclipse Foundation’s social networking patent theft
    James Clapper’s illegal NSA/CIA/FBI surveillance and his perjury before Congress
    Obama’s energy company subsidies
    Misuse of banker fines to support liberal activist groups
    Theft of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    Obama’s IRS targeting of conservatives
    Obama and Clinton’s confiscations from the Bureau of Land Management
    Planned Parenthood eugenics and baby parts trafficking
    Gold, silver, and LIBOR rate rigging
    Ignoring “missing person” reports and supporting human trafficking
    Clinton Foundation theft of $2 billion under the guise of a Presidential Library fund
    Hillary taking money from foreign nations while Secretary of State
    Maintaining open borders and Sanctuary Cities
    Refugee trafficking and fraud
    Allowing overstayed visas of more than one million people
    Non-enforcement of existing immigration laws

James Comey has been the fixer for the Clinton crime family for decades beginning in the 1990’s with Whitewater and most famously making the strong case for prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her illegal unsecured private basement server and then stunningly recommending against prosecution. But what the public did not realize is that prosecuting Clinton could expose Comey himself. That is why he is actually part of the Clinton email coverup. Good riddance!







Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Insane Left



California yesterday added Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota to its growing list of states that public employees cannot travel to on official business. Celebrations immediately broke out in Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota. (Just kidding.) Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee are already being boycotted by California bureaucrats.

What is this boycott about?

In a variety of ways, these states are safeguarding the rights of religious individuals and organizations to follow their deeply held beliefs. And the intolerant progressives who run California just can't tolerate it.

For example, in these states a Catholic charity could not be forced to provide abortion coverage to its employees. In contrast, California is forcing pregnancy resource centers to promote abortion. California also objects to states requiring girls to use the girls' bathroom and requiring boys to use the boys' bathroom. California thinks this is a violation of human rights.

Just a few weeks ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown (affectionately known as Gov. Moonbeam) strengthened his progressive credentials by hopping on a jet and traveling to Beijing to make a separate climate deal with China, the world's biggest polluter.

China is a country that does not recognize religious freedom under any circumstance that conflicts with communist rule. It imprisons dissidents. It monitors and raids Christian churches. It is threatening its smaller and weaker neighbors. For decades, China forcibly aborted women who dared to have a second child. It suppresses free speech. And China isn't exactly "gay friendly" either.

How insane is the progressive left in America? It looks at China and Texas and declares Texas to be the human rights violator.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hiding Something?



A new Rasmussen poll finds that 50% of likely voters want Congress or the FBI to investigate allegations that Obama Administration officials abused our nation's intelligence apparatus to spy on political opponents and leak damaging information to the media. Another poll finds that 53% of voters feel that leaking classified information to the media is an act of treason.

Judicial Watch has been trying to find out the extent to which former National Security Advisor Susan Rice was involved in exposing the identities of American citizens who were caught up in foreign surveillance. But recently the group received a notice from the NSA saying it didn't have any records to turn over. Here we go again. . .

According to the NSA, Obama Administration records have been given to the Obama Presidential Library, and, "under the Presidential Records Act, presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office."

How convenient.

If members of an administration can commit potential crimes and hide the evidence in a library for five years, we've got big problems. This may be litigated in the courts, but we can't predict with any certainty how such a lawsuit might turn out or how long it could take.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Republican Hit List

Over the weekend, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was upgraded from critical condition to serious. That is good news. He has undergone several surgeries already, and doctors said Friday that Rep. Scalise "will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other broken bones."

As you may have heard, a "hit list" was found on James Hodgkinson's body containing the names of conservative Republicans, including personal friends of mine such as Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona.

I monitored the evening news broadcasts as this story broke over the weekend and, as best as I could tell, not one major network reported that the shooter had a target list of Republican congressmen. The media's bias is disappointing, but hardly surprising.

Talking about the list would underscore the reality that this was a premeditated attack by a left-wing extremist who had one purpose -- to kill as many Republican officials as he could. And not just any Republicans, but those members most serious about religious liberty, securing our borders and protecting the sanctity of life.

The fact that this list was a non-news story exposes yet again how much the news is filtered through a prism that benefits the left. For example, one network referred to the assassination attempt as "the baseball field shooting."

What was that about? A dispute over a foul ball? Rowdy fans getting out-of-hand?

Here's an easy test: Change the names of the victims of the crimes. For example, assume that the shooter was a Donald Trump or Ted Cruz activist. Assume that his social media pages were filled with hateful rhetoric against liberals. Assume that he went to a ballfield and opened fire on leading Democrats and that it was discovered he was carrying a hit list of other progressive politicians.

Does anyone think THAT story would be slipping from the front pages, as the Scalise shooting is?

I am still waiting for big media to start asking liberal leaders the same questions they have peppered conservatives leaders with after similar incidents in the past. "Senator Warren, Rep. Pelosi, Do you feel any responsibility for the rhetoric you use? Are you going to tone down the invective?"

Incredibly, several commentators have actually attacked Rep. Scalise. MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid said, "It's a delicate thing, because obviously everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping he recovers -- but Steve Scalise has a history that we've all been forced to sort of ignore on race." She also made an issue out of his support for defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Reid was referring to a speech Scalise gave in 2002 about fiscal issues, allegedly before a white supremacist group. And Rep. Cedric Richmond, a black Democrat from New Orleans, defended Scalise, saying he doesn't have "a racist bone in his body."

Again, just imagine if a Fox commentator had said, "Well, while we all want Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to recover, we can't overlook her liberal background, which millions of Americans find offensive given her support for taking away your guns and redefining marriage." That commentator would have been fired within an hour.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Friday, June 09, 2017

Comey Invalidates Special Counsel


The most startling revelation from fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week was his barefaced admission that he intentionally leaked details of his private conversations with the President to the press in an effort to prompt the appointment a special counsel.

When asked Thursday by Senator Susan Collins of Maine whether he shared the memos he wrote about his conversations with President Trump with anyone outside the Department of Justice, Comey answered:

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter – didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons – but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

This statement is tremendously important because it completely delegitimizes Robert Mueller’s so-called independent investigation and reveals it as poisoned fruit.

Think about it: Comey was the top law enforcement officer in the nation before he was fired on May 9. Had he felt a special counsel was necessary to investigate possible Russian influence in the 2016 election, he could have requested one from Congress at any time. If he felt his conversations with President Trump warranted additional attention, he could have approached Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about it.

But instead he decided to do nothing. Comey apparently didn’t think there was need for a special counsel until the Monday after he was fired, according to his testimony. In a clear act of retaliation, Comey went outside the system and shared secret information with the media via a college professor-friend, in a calculated attempt to inflict pain on the Trump Administration. Further, he said he turned all his memos about his conversations over to the special counsel upon his termination – so Mueller’s investigators already had all they needed to make their own decisions.

But Comey knows that the press feed off attacking Trump. He also knows that they have an incomplete, false understanding of the Russia investigation and would therefore gladly perpetuate the false narrative that Trump was somehow under investigation. He saw a chance to cause drama, and he took it.

Yet this is the same person who on Thursday, under oath, exonerated Trump on the Russia question. Collins asked Comey two very direct, simple questions. She asked, “whether there was any kind of investigation about the President underway” and “was the President under investigation at the time of [Comey’s] dismissal on May 9?”

For both questions – under oath – Comey answered “no.”

This kind of petty vindictiveness is so unbelievable, I wouldn’t even write this type of stuff in one of my novels. The truth is, Comey behaved exactly like a bitter employee who had just been fired. He said nasty things about everyone from President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who served the Obama administration. The common thread in his testimony was that his firing was everyone’s fault but his own.

But there’s another wrinkle in this story: Comey and Mueller are very close.

Throughout his testimony, Comey described Mueller as “one of this country’s great, great pros,” called him “the right person” to lead the Russia investigation, and said “Bob Mueller is one of the finest people and public servants this country’s ever produced. He will do it well. He is a dogged, tough person, and you can have high confidence that, when it’s done, he’s turned over all the rocks.”

When Senator John Cornyn asked whether anything Comey had testified would “impede the investigation of the FBI or Director Mueller’s commitment to get to the bottom of this,” Comey stressed that the appointment of Mueller was “a critical part of that equation.”

Let’s also not forget that 97 percent of campaign donations from Department of Justice employees went to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The culture and people at DOJ are predisposed to be hostile to President Trump.

So, what we have here is a fired FBI director, who leaked private material to the press, so he could get his friend appointed as a special counsel in order to take retribution on the President – with the aid of a department full of federal lawyers who would have rather seen Hillary in the White House. And we are supposed to believe this will be an objective, unbiased investigation?

Comey’s testimony – and the situation he orchestrated around it – really show the depths to which the deep state will go – working around Congress, outside of even the federal process – to damage and undermine President Trump. And it perfectly illustrates how sick the system has become.

In my new book, Understanding Trump, which will be released Tuesday, I describe deep state operatives like Comey as the permanent opposition. They will stop at nothing to mar the Trump presidency in order to keep their influence.

Make no mistake: This is not about law and order, it is not about justice, it is not even about any investigation. This is about influence peddling, this is about the search for vengeance, and this is about stopping the revolution President Trump was elected to implement.

This is everything that sickens normal Americans about the swamp.

America is on a knife’s edge. The question is now whether Republicans in Congress will have the courage to stand with President Trump and fight the deep state that was personified in Comey’s testimony Thursday.

Newt

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Not Funny



"Comedian" Kathy Griffin has ignited a firestorm of revulsion and anger. She participated in a disgusting photo shoot in which she is featured holding the bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump.

President Trump tweeted that Griffin should be ashamed of herself, adding, "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!"

The Secret Service is reportedly investigating the incident and Griffin is begging for forgiveness. The only reason she is apologizing is because the left has broken ranks and abandoned her.

For the past 10 years, Griffin has co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve coverage. The network announced today that it has terminated its agreement with Griffin. Anderson Cooper tweeted that he was "appalled" by the photo shoot, adding that it was "clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."

Chelsea Clinton tweeted, "This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president."

Donald Trump, Jr., rejected Griffin's apology as "phony," adding that it "would be a lot easier to believe if there wasn't a video of her mocking the response she knew was coming."

Tyler Shields, the so-called "artist" who did the photo shoot, said that he and Griffin "figured out the best image" before hand. Here is Shields' explanation:

"Kathy and I are friends and we worked together before. So when we started doing this shoot, she said, 'I'd love to do something political. I'd love to make a statement.' We kind of figured out what would be the best image to make out of that. . . I can't speak for her, [but] I know she [Griffin] loves to stir the pot."

Of all the things Griffin could have done to express her opposition to President Trump she chose a beheading -- something that normalizes the violence of the jihadists rampaging across the Middle East and Africa. This is an image meant to terrorize.

The real story here is that the "Resistance" -- as the left likes to call itself -- was erasing the boundaries of acceptable behavior well before the election and it has continued doing so ever since. The left feels justified in terrorizing conservatives.

There are constant suggestions that the administration is illegitimate, that the president colluded with Russia to steal the election.

White House employees have been accosted in public.

There is a constant drumbeat suggesting that the president and his supporter are Nazis. Comparisons to Hitler are routine.

There were physical attacks on Trump supporters before the election and after.

This is the atmosphere of hate the left is creating.