Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The following piece was published by the Washington Post on November 26th.
“Clinton campaign will participate in Wisconsin recount, with an eye on ‘outside interference,’ lawyer says”
By Matt Zapotosky
The first two paragraphs below are excerpts from the Zapotosky article.
“In a Medium post, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias said that the campaign had received ‘hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton,’ especially in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where the ‘combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes.’”
“Elias said the campaign had ‘not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology.’ But because of the margin of victory — and because of the degree of apparent foreign interference during the campaign — Elias said that Clinton officials had “quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states.”
So there is no evidence that anything is amiss with the November 8th vote. BUT, because a whole lot of people want Hillary to “do something, anything” to end their suffering; because the margin of victory was not a large one (there was a 70,000 vote difference in Pennsylvania…perhaps the Clinton Campaign is hoping to discover 71,000 previously uncounted ballots in the trunk of an election official’s car); and because the Obama Regime claimed it was the Russians who had hacked the Democrat Party (a Regime scam which failed to re-direct the attention of the American public from the emails published by Wikileaks); as a result of these very important issues, the Clinton Campaign has decided to “participate” in at least one of the reported, Jill Stein-initiated recounts.
“Participate.” That means Hillary is prepared to benefit from any anomaly—regardless of how “non-actionable”—by using said abnormality/irregularity/deviation from accepted norms as grounds for: 1) the filing of whatever manner of lawsuits her crackerjack legal team can dream up and; 2) the creation of limitless innuendo concerning the suddenly questionable legitimacy of the Trump presidency.
And that’s the left’s plan--to throw so much
bulls… mud against the wall that a shadow of persistent doubt will be cast over the presidency of Donald Trump. As a result,
every Administration critique uttered by Democrat politicians or media hacks will begin with the words, “If there were not such a palpable
cloud of uncertainty connected to the authority of President Trump…”
Hillary knows she can’t change the results of the election. Hell, Trump only needs electoral votes from one of the three states of Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania to obtain the necessary 270—any one.
But it isn’t the thought of a successful electoral theft that truly motivates her. Rather, because Hillary views herself as the most victimized female in the nation’s long, sad history of victimizing females, she is determined to screw anyone who was cruel enough to ruin her life; to turn her dreams to ash…you know, by wanting her to obey the law and stuff.
She will begin by creating perpetual doubt as to the legitimacy of the Trump Administration both at home and abroad. It would serve him right for interfering with her ability as President Hillary to ruin the lives of all those little bastards who criticized her criminal ways or questioned her authority.
Poor Mrs. Clinton. My heart bleeds for her; yeah, it really does.
Monday, November 28, 2016
The following article was published on November 25th on the Frontpage Magazine website
by Daniel Greenfield
Barack Obama has two faces. After Trump’s victory and Hillary’s defeat, the public Obama has been gracious and diplomatic. His lectures to Trump, directly and indirectly, are couched in praise. He echoed the feeling of millions on both sides when he said, "We are now all rooting for his success”.
That’s a lie. Or rather a disguise.
Obama and his aides had, in one insider narrative, decided to don the “mask of decorum”. The contempt for Trump still seeps through the mask. And the mask hides Obama’s next big move.
President Obama is over. He knows that. There are still some things that he can do before he leaves office, but everything except the most destructive, can be undone by his successor. The next phase of his campaign will not be fought from the White House. It will be fought against the White House .
The other Obama is emerging in conference calls with his supporters. “One of the challenges that I’ve discovered being president is I’d like to be organizer-in-chief, but it’s hard,” he said in one call.
Obama can no longer be commander-in-chief. Instead he’s plotting to become organizer-in-chief.
The infrastructure for the organization was put into place long before anyone thought that Hillary might lose. Organizing for Action gave him his own organizing hub. If Hillary had won, it would have been a pressure group. Now that Trump won, it’s an axis to build a personal counterrevolution around.
In his post-election conference call with his OFA troops, Obama told them, “I’m giving you like a week and a half to get over it”. Then it would be time to “move forward not only to protect what we’ve accomplished, but also to see this as an opportunity”. What opportunity could there be in Trump’s win?
Obama is now the only major national figure still standing among the Democrats. After Hillary’s defeat, he’s worked hard to attribute the loss to her shortcomings, not his policies and decisions. That’s not just to soothe his ego. If he’s going to dictate the future of his party, he can’t afford to be blamed for its latest disaster. And Obama is still determined to dictate the future of the party and the country.
In conventional politics, Obama is done. There’s no way back into the White House. And Hillary’s fate won’t leave much enthusiasm for nominating the uncharismatic spouse of a charismatic ex-president.
But Obama is not a conventional politician. He’s an organizer and a campaigner at the vanguard of a radical movement that seeks to control traditional institutions, but doesn’t feel bound by them. Unlike Bill Clinton, his plans don’t begin and end with the White House. As an organizer, Obama is equipped to build bases of power outside traditional institutions. And that is exactly what he is doing.
The demoralization of the Democrats is, as Obama put it, an opportunity. Social chaos is a time for the left to overthrow and undermine traditional institutions. Fear, anger and despair are radicalizing. The left has always operated by throwing bombs and then profiting from the fallout. That’s Obama’s agenda. Having wrecked the country and the Democrats, he sees that not as a setback, but as an opportunity.
“The network that you represent, you're perfectly poised to do that,” Obama told his OFAers. “In other words, now is the time for some organizing.”
While the leftist rioters in the streets are garnering the most attention, the real threat comes from the network of staffers dubbed Obama Anonymous which are beginning to organize and coordinate. OFA is Obama’s equivalent of the Clinton Foundation. The Clintons built Clintonworld around staffers, but its goal was harvesting money. Obama Inc. is being built around organizing and activism. Like Clintonworld, it will be a network encompassing a variety of political and non-profit institutions. Unlike them, it will be much less focused on directing money to its bosses in preparation for an election. Instead it will function like a traditional leftist movement, merging influence operations with crowdsourced mobilization.
OFA will be far more dangerous in the wild than the Clinton Foundation ever was. The Clintons hoped to ride back to power on a giant wave of money. Obama is taking a much more radical course.
The staffers exiting government are being wired into Obama Inc. whether or not they take jobs directly working for him. The OFA alumni are building networks across organizations while taking their marching orders from him. They expect Obama to lead them back from the wilderness and into the halls of power.
He’s told them so.
“I'm going to be constrained in what I do with all of you until I am again a private citizen. But that's not so far off,” he assured them. “I'm still fired up and I'm still ready to go.” His next comments promised that radical political change could and would take place.
Obama isn’t going to retire. He’s not going to spend years puttering around with a presidential library. He’s not even going to set up a Clintonesque slush fund and try to make his wife president. Instead he wants to force radical change from outside the White House by using the network he’s built.
While the public Obama wraps up business at the White House, concludes yet another world tour, alternating between praising Trump and offering him condescending advice, the other Obama is preparing to deploy a network that will dominate the Dems and set the agenda on the left.
If Obama succeeds, then he will get another shot at picking his White House successor. But beyond that, he’s been handed the keys to an organizing machine that will allow him to set even more of the agenda for his party than ever before. And he has a cause that is sending the party reeling back into his arms.
Obama believes that he can rule America from outside the White House. And he might be right.
Political norms and old rules have been falling faster than leaves in an autumn wind. If Obama sets out to move the center of power outside the White House and into an organization that will control national politics through the left, it would be dangerous to assume that he can’t and won’t succeed.
The Democrats didn’t respond to their defeat, one of a sequence, by trying to move to the center. Instead there is every sign that they are moving further to the left. Keith Ellison, a radical leftist with an anti-Semitic past, is tipped to head the DNC. Schumer still has the Senate, but Elizabeth Warren may have it before too long. Combine that with Obama as the president-in-exile and the Dems will be more radical and extremist than they were even when Obama was sitting in the White House.
The Democrats are ceasing to be a national party. Instead they are becoming a nationalizing party. They are losing their presence in much of the country, from state legislature to state legislature, and becoming the party of major cities and the national government. Their agenda is to move power from local areas to central ones, from the villages and the suburbs to the cities, from states to D.C. and from locally elected legislators in D.C. to the satellite bureaucracies of the Federal government.
Obama sees Hillary’s defeat as an opportunity to burn the Dem’s last bridges with the larger country and its “bitter clingers”, to double down on nationalizing power and to define the political narrative around the agendas of urban elites. The left crippled the Democrats. Now it wants to utterly consume them.
Barack Obama is still being vague and coy about his plans. He informs reporters that he will attack Trump when it comes to "core questions about our values and ideals". But the “faithful” are getting much clearer signals. “You’re going to see me early next year, and we’re going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff to do.”
The election was a catastrophic disaster for the Democrats, but it opened all sorts of doors for Obama.
Hillary’s defeat removes the Clintons, his only real internal rivals, off the stage. Trump’s triumph in working class areas cuts more ties with the traditional Dem base and transforms it into a party of left-wing urban elites and their radical agendas. And the popular figures on the left, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Keith Ellison, lack his national stature, speaking skills and organization.
Obama will move to consolidate the left. And then the Democrats. He will function as a president-in-exile heading up the opposition to Trump. When it comes to verbally challenging Trump, Obama will be more likely to be interviewed and heard than Ellison or Schumer. And his people will coordinate responses across the left from street level organizing to think tanks and policy moves.
Some of it is ego.
Obama believes that he can find the key to beating Trump in the traditional tactics of the left. But most is ideology and power. Obama is not done transforming America. And America isn’t done with him yet.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
By Doug Book, editor
Did anyone else notice the absence of an election-changing October surprise registered by the Clinton Campaign (or surrogates) against Donald Trump?
I don’t know about you, but I was a little concerned going into the last month of the election, having read claims by any number of self-described, former Trump “associates” who suggested they were in possession of THE damning audio/video which would effectively end the billionaire’s campaign. Not that Donald Trump is an evil guy, but it stands to reason that an individual so consistently in the public eye might have done or said something he would not want carried on page one of the New York Times. I’ve never committed murder but neither have I led a completely blameless life. How many of us have?
And one thing is certain—if Mr. Trump had at any time committed the slightest offense, the gravity of that behavior would have been magnified one hundred fold as the particulars were broadcast endlessly from coast to coast.
Yet the only organized assault against Trump consisted of the publication of some crude, locker room language from years ago. (The women who swore they had been sexually assaulted by Trump turned out to be paid operatives of the far left.)
Isn’t it extraordinary that political enemies who accused Donald Trump of racism, sexism, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia and anti-semitism were unable to produce—or it seems, even manufacture—the evidence necessary to support their claims?
Hundreds—perhaps thousands—of the best diggers of political dirt in the world were unable to discredit a 70 year old man who has spent the majority of his life in the public eye!
A pretty remarkable individual, our next president.
By Jim Emerson, staff writer
This week, intelligence reports submitted to the United Nations Security Council reported that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has allegedly been smuggling weapons on commercial flights to Hezbollah and other terrorists operating in Syria. Weapons smuggling is a violation of two Security Council resolutions. The revelation has renewed focus on a congressional inquiry to re-implement sanctions on Iran that have been obstructed by the Obama administration since October.
According to intelligence gathered, Iran was using its Mahan Airline to covertly deliver advanced weaponry to the terrorist forces in the region. The weapons were either delivered directly to Hezbollah via “commercial flights from Beirut” or flown to Damascus and then loaded into trucks for the Terror groups.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Dannon, officially submitted the intelligence reports to the Security Council on Tuesday afternoon. According to the report Iran’s Al-Quds Force packs weapons, ammunition and missile technology to Hezbollah in suitcases and loads them on Mahan Air flights. Since Iran is the primary supplier of arms and related materiel to Hezbollah, they are in blatant violation of numerous Security Council resolutions. Iran is Hezbollah’s chief patron having set up the terrorist group in the early 1980s. Since then the terrorist nation continually armed Hezbollah to carry out attacks against Israel and Western targets. At Iran’s request, Hezbollah has become deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, fighting in a Shiite alliance alongside Iranian forces, the Assad regime and Russia.
The disclosure of Iran’s violation comes as the United States Senate is expected to vote to renew sanctions on Iran for an additional decade. Earlier this week the House of Representatives voted to extend the Sanctions. Senators, led by Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), have been pushing Obama administration officials to explain why they are allowing Boeing and AirBus to sell commercial planes to Iran. Last September the Obama administration granted permission to the aircraft manufacturers to sell airliners to Iran in a deal worth some $50 billion, following the removal of sanctions against Iran.
Obama’s appeasement policy towards Iran—including the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions--is turning out to be a disaster.