The elite embrace selfishness, bigotry and hatred of Trump and his supporters by Steve Hilton – “This time, the ideology has nothing to do with policy. The new elitist ideology is personal, visceral, emotional.”

“Until recently it was possible to discern a policy-based ideology of elitism. It was the establishment consensus around the benefits of globalization, automation, centralization and uncontrolled immigration.

Over the past few decades, this elitist policy agenda was implemented regardless of actual election outcomes.
It starts with selfishness. … The next component of the new elitist ideology is bigotry.
But perhaps the defining characteristic of the new elitist ideology – the one that truly brings them all together: from establishment Republicans in Congress, to the intellectually fossilized conservative “intelligentsia,” to the media overlords comfortably ensconced in their affluent hipster enclaves, to the arrogant tech titans of Silicon Valley, to the preposterous and vain Hollywood virtue-signalers like poor old Robert De Niro – is hatred of President Trump. Their brand is hate.

What do Republicans suspect really happened in the FBI Trump-Russia investigation? by Byron York – “The struggle to uncover the FBI’s conduct in the Trump-Russia probe has made some congressional investigators deeply suspicious of the bureau.”

“Congressional investigators came away with the impression that the FBI was hiding something. It was.
investigators have discovered a number of times in which Trump figures were approached, sometimes by people with FBI connections, with offers of derogatory information on Clinton. Each incident was before the FBI says it began the Trump-Russia investigation, code name Crossfire Hurricane, on July 31, 2016.
Some Republicans believe the FBI will, finally, comply. Maybe that will happen, and maybe it won’t. But the only thing that can reduce suspicion in the current atmosphere is more openness.

A Guide to Spygate by Mark Wauck – an insider tries to figure out what happened based on his knowledge of procedure and practice.

“These considerations may shed some light on the thinking that went on in the White House as these events unfolded, as suggested by Susan Rice’s “email to self.” If President Obama did, in fact, state that everything should be done “by the book,” that would help explain why the FBI jumped through all these hoops in the effort to cover their actions. To all appearances, the FBI and DoJ were operating “by the book.” It’s only when you examine the details — and especially the FISA details — that you begin to see what a threat their activities constituted to our republic.

Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You by David Catron – “The OIG is infected by a far more dangerous disease than political bias — fear.”

“The Justice Department’s tepid OIG report, with its risible assertion that there was no political bias in the FBI’s Clinton email probe, suggests that it was written by people afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about the conduct of the federal government’s police apparatus, an agency that openly defies congressional oversight and has participated in a vendetta against a sitting president. The FBI’s leadership clearly hopes that the Democrats will win majorities in Congress and put a halt to the investigations into its multifarious abuses of power. The OIG is loath to face the ruthless reprisals that would inevitably follow such a disaster.

In other words, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General is filled with people who fear the FBI. Think about that for a minute. What is the usual term for a government whose members live in fear of its police arm?
And, in the cause of halting further investigations into deep state skulduggery, the Democrats immediately used the OIG report to attack the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes

The IG’s Report May Be Half-Baked by Andrew C. McCarthy – “The cop-out is that we are dealing here with “discretionary” calls; therefore, the IG rationalizes, the investigators must be given very broad latitude.”

The Anti-Profiling Movement Is Killing Black Pedestrians by Jack Cashill – “From time to time, the media tell the truth about issues that have a racial edge, usually by accident.”

“A look at the actual report, however, suggests that the perceived disparity is much more likely to be a result of black driving habits than police biases. Yes, statistically, blacks were 85 percent more likely to be stopped than whites.

What the media did not report, however, is that blacks were 129 percent more likely to be stopped than Hispanics, 224 percent more likely to be stopped than Asians, and 400 percent more likely to be stopped than American Indians.
the media ask their audiences to ignore all inconvenient statistics, all logic about police motives, and even the fatal consequences to black pedestrians for no better reason than to perpetuate the myth that law enforcement practices are “deplorable.” Cops have heard that word before, and that is one reason why Donald Trump is president.

The Dream and the Nightmare of Globalization by Victor Davis Hanson – “Yet what would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions”

“The end result of the last seven decades was a far more prosperous world of 7.6 billion than was ever thought imaginable. Stalin’s nightmare collapsed. So did Mao’s—sort of. Radical Islam was checked. The indigent in the Amazon Basin got access to eyeglasses. Amoxicillin made its way into Chad. And Beyoncé could be heard in Montenegro. The impoverished from Oaxaca became eligible for affirmative action the moment they crossed the U.S. border. Europe no longer tore itself apart every 20-50 years.

But soon a number of contradictions in the global order became self-evident. Consumer quasi-capitalism not only did not always lead to democracy and consensual government. Just as often, it enhanced and enriched authoritarianism.

Democracy and referenda became suspect, the moody fickleness of those who did not know what was good for them.

CA does it again, Hillary Clinton – Feminist, Banning guns and Dems promise tax hike by Bruce McQuain – “California continues to lead the country … in it’s descent into madness:”

“ This is simply more effrontery and “in your face” behavior by Democrats in California as they continue to do all they can to nullify federal law.

Lord of the Flies by Bruce McQuain – “nothing is more offensive to me than the exploitation of the various teens that survived the shooting and have become activists.”

“Many people were empathetic when they cried out after the shooting, more than willing to let them vent their rage and emotion and offer suggestions, no matter how ill-considered, on the problem at hand. That’s part of the process of grieving and healing. And it is certainly understandable in that context. But their exploitation, almost immediately for a political agenda, was as Megan Fox says above, done by an “evil, ruthless enemy with no scruples or boundaries.”
this tragedy has been a clinic on how exploitive, ruthless and evil certain parts of the left are and the fact that they will stop at nothing nor can they stoop low enough to pound their message home.

Exploiting children of a tragedy?

Just another day at the office.

Then there’s the children crossing the border …

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