Worse than you think

Obama gets too, too cute when he warns of dictators and liars by Jack Hellner – “President Obama is in South Africa for a speech, and somehow, in the speech he gave, he showed himself to be so clueless about the “strongman” he warned about that he never realized that he described how he ran the U.S. for eight years.”

“Obama tried to transfer the purse and power to the government as fast as possible, while Trump is trying to transfer the power and purse back to the people as fast as he can. Yet the media intentionally lie when they describe Trump as the dictator when they write and tell their stories to the public.

How the press disgraces the centennial of Armistice Day by Don Surber – “The nervous breakdown by the press following America’s election of President Donald John Trump continues as reporters belittle the parade in Washington commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I as “Trump’s Parade.”

“Never mind that we are celebrating the end of a gruesome war that killed 37 million people worldwide.

No, no, no, the deranged American press must ridicule President Trump all the time, no matter what happens.

Framing this commemoration as Trump’s Parade is another reason people hate the press with a passion that once was reserved for hating Hitler.

Maybe the press should stop trying to stop President Trump and his supporters, and go back to its real job of reporting the news straight-forward and balanced.

Losing America by John Scotto – “Not too long ago we as a people could generally agree upon a certain set of core values.”

“When did certain members of our society all of sudden become selective regarding the laws they wished to be enforced ?

When exactly did some US citizens lose their basic instinct for survival ?

The Associated Press Lies About The Fisa Application by John Hinderaker – “The Associated Press carries on a daily vendetta against the Trump administration, systematically misleading the American people in articles that appear in hundreds or thousands of newspapers.”

“Thus, it is no surprise that the AP’s story on DOJ’s FISA application dump is nothing but Democratic Party spin. The AP’s headline: “Without evidence, Trump claims documents confirm misconduct.”

Actually, the president had a lot more to say about the FISA application than the AP acknowledges.

In fact, President Trump’s assessment that the FISA documents “confirm with little doubt that the Department of ‘Justice’ and FBI misled the courts” was exactly correct, as I showed here.

In a moment of epic dishonesty, the AP neglects to tell its readers about this blatantly misleading feature of the FISA application

With the AP, it is often hard to tell whether we are dealing with malice or ignorance. Thus, we have these three paragraphs, which follow one another with no articulated logical connection:

I could go on, but you get the drift. The FBI misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy on Carter Page and, thereby, the Trump presidential campaign. The AP has picked up the baton and is now misleading the American people in order to give cover to James Comey, Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch, Peter Strzok and the rest of the Obama DOJ/FBI rogues’ gallery.

Did the FBI Lie to the FISA Court? By Daniel J. Flynn – “Is the pope still a Catholic?”

“the heavily-redacted application for a warrant to surveil U.S. citizen Carter Page obscures the source. It never says, at least in the unredacted portions, that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid operatives to dig dirt on Donald Trump.

This allows the warrant to talk of “research” and not “opposition research.” The warrant application shields the partisan origins of the “dossier” and talks of a “law firm” hiring the investigators.

By using intermediaries to effectively launder dirty money clean, the Clinton campaign kept its name off of a story it generated — and dodged the whole intent of campaign finance laws in the process. The FBI, not wanting to undermine its case to the FISA court, similarly omitted that the material it presented to the court came from a political operative paid by the opponent of “Candidate #1.” It now omits the name of the agent bringing the application forth to the court. Judging by what we know about the various FBI employees involved in the investigation, the agent’s identity may prove similarly damning. Why redact the investigating agent’s name and not the subject of his or her investigation?

In excising information directly pertaining to that source’s credibility, the FBI impugned it own. Congressman Devin Nunes said earlier this year that the FBI “basically lied to the court” to get the warrant. The application partially released seems to confirm this.

WaPo basically admits that Mexico is a s***hole country by Jazz Shaw – “The grimly humorous part of this argument is that the WaPo editorial board is essentially correct on the specifics of all these claims while wildly mischaracterizing the reality of what they’re asking for

“The United States is one of the most generous nations in the world when it comes to helping disadvantaged people around the globe. And we already accept a staggering number of asylum applicants every year, often at considerable risk and cost to ourselves. But there have to be limits to even our generosity, particularly when there are gangs and terrorist groups eager to find a way over our borders. Mexico is a trading partner and an industrial nation, despite the rampant corruption, crime and violence which takes place there. They can take on a more significant role in this process, even if it’s only in the form of setting up refugee facilities near the U.S. border where people can wait for their claims to be processed. If they don’t want to carry their share of the burden, don’t blame it on us.

It’s worse than you think with Ocasio-Cortez and her statement on unemployment by neo-neocon – “Fourth in her class. In economics.”

Who Is Betraying America? By Caroline Glick – “Trump’s response to Lemire, and his overall conduct at the press conference, did not convey weakness at all. Certainly he was far more assertive of US interests than Obama was in his dealings with Russia.”

“The question is why are his opponents accusing him of treason for behaving as one would expect a president to behave? What is going on?

The answer to that is clear enough. Brennan signaled it explicitly when he tweeted that Trump’s statements “exceed the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’” The unhinged allegations of treason are supposed to form the basis of impeachment hearings.

To objective observers, the allegation that Trump betrayed the United States by equivocating in response to a rude question about Russian election interference is ridiculous on its face. But Democratic election strategists have obviously concluded that it is catnip for the Democratic faithful. For them it serves as a dog whistle.

The problem with playing domestic politics on the international scene is that doing so has real consequences for international security and for US national interests.

Where did EU’s foreign policy commissioner Federica Mogherini get the idea that it is okay for her to work urgently and openly to undermine legally constituted US sanctions against Iran for its illicit nuclear weapons program?

The answer of course is that they got a green light to adopt openly anti-American policies from the forces in the US that have devoted their energies since Trump’s election nearly two years ago to delegitimizing his victory and his presidency. Those calling Trump a traitor empowered the Europeans to defy the US on every issue.

Trump’s opponents’ unsubstantiated allegation that his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 elections has constrained Trump’s ability to perform his duties.

So far, unlike Obama’s foreign policy by this point in his presidency, none of Trump’s exchanges have brought disaster on America or its allies. To the contrary, America and its allies have much greater strategic maneuver room across a wide spectrum of threats and join adversaries than they had when Obama left office.

Trump’s opponents’ obsession with bringing him down has caused great harm to his presidency and to America’s position worldwide. It is a testament to Trump’s commitment to the US and its allies that he met with Putin this week. And the success of their meeting is something that all who care about global security and preventing a devastating war in the Middle East should be grateful for.

Worse than you think when you don’t think about the implications of your accusations and allegations.

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