I have to laugh about how ridiculous a congratulatory phone call to the newly installed President of Ukraine has somehow become an impeachable offense, according to Trump Derangement Syndrome Democrats, and a couple Republicans to boot. I have said for months now, if you want to impeach Trump, go for it, introduce Articles of Impeachment and vote on it. Pelosi does not want to do that just yet, because there are no “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” to charge him with. So I guess they will just make some stuff up.
CBS, and likely every other outlet other than Fox News is all about it, facts be damned.
Um, yes. “I did not review a transcript or written notes, but the official informed me that they exist.”
Trump released the transcript of the phone call. What CBS is not reporting is that the Ukraine reopened the Burisma investigation last March, before Zelenskyy was even elected. The phone call was mostly a congratulatory call, and everything about the call was exactly what I would expect for a conversation between heads of state.
•The President asserted that “it all started in Ukraine,” referring to the allegations of foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russian individuals
It did all start in Ukraine, by those who wished to interfere in our election to elect Hillary. This is how Manafort resigned and was charged, even though the FBI looked at it earlier and said nothing to see here. John and Tom Podesta also were up to their necks in the Ukraine, yet no one seems to be investigating the Podesta Group. They dissolved it shortly after Manafort was bum-rushed by Mueller and Andrew Weissman.
After 108 years the Chicago Cubs, the winningest team in baseball, finally won another World Series.
Next, a mostly life-long Democrat, when he wasn’t Reform Party, or allegedly Republican, Donald Trump not only won the Republican nomination for President, he also soundly whipped Hillary Clinton this past Tuesday to become President-Elect. Surely Hell must have frozen over!
Stranger things have happened, but not in my lifetime.
If you have looked at this blog, you know that I have not been a Trump supporter, or a Clinton supporter, not by a long-shot, or even close to the broad side of a barn.
Still, I wish him well, and pray that he is successful in steering the rudder of our USS United States Ship of State. Congratulations, Donald Trump, you pulled off the impossible.
“ … the issues are irrelevant, because the product Trump was selling is himself. And Trump is a master persuader…”
Here is a guy who has taken two sides to nearly every major issue, and several I couldn’t disagree with more. But I’m willing to give him a chance. Occupying the Oval Office tends to sober a person up real quick, and Trump doesn’t drink or smoke. He may have other vices, but hey, he’s 70 years old already!
I wasn’t a never Trumper, but I was very close. I supported Ted Cruz, he has a resume a mile long, and he took a stand against Obamacare, even if it was a mostly symbolic exercise in the Senate. Cruz did not shut down the government, which only affected 15% or so of non-essential services anyway, Obama shut the government down by refusing to sign legislation that the House sent him for spending. Boehner and McConnell caved, when they could have made a difference if only they stood their ground. Cruz pointed out their Republican hypocrisy, and for thanks, the GOP establishment aimed their guns at him, as well as other fine conservative members of the House and Senate. While the TEA Party and classical liberal conservatives gave the Republicans the House and later the Senate, for thanks the GOP took aim at conservatives..
Now it is up to Trump to save the Republican Party. That thought is not only scary, it is also ironic.
The Republican Party set the stage for someone like Trump to get the nomination by not pushing back in any significant way against Obama’s policies. The people have spoken loud and clear that we don’t like Obama’s policies and unconstitutional over-reaches ever since Obama took office in 2009 and then set to work jamming central government Obamacare down our throats. The mid-terms in 2010 and 2014 should be proof enough. And now in the 2016 General, Hillary lost by huge enough margins in states she was supposed to win.
The election is over, and kudos are also in order to Hillary and Obama for her gracious concession and his walk around the White House to begin the transition.
The truth is, the American people have repudiated Obama’s agenda since the 2010 mid-terms. Trump represents just the latest iteration of American’s disgust with the path we’ve been following since 2009. Trump seems to be serious about reversing nearly all of Obama’s legacy. I pray he does just that.
If Hillary Clinton were anyone other than Hillary Clinton, she would have been in jail over a year ago. The very fact that she conducted business while Secretary of State on her home brewed server is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, the Records Act, and the Espionage Act. There are at least 16 potential violations, with the counts numbering in the thousands.
What is even worse is the pay for play scheme conducted at the same time for the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the ridiculous “speaking fees” that Bill commanded once Hillary became SoS. His speaking fees amounted to an average of 275k beginning in 2009. A typical speaking fee at that time was around 25 k or so for in demand speakers at legitimate venues.
The FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for over a year, predating even the rogue email server controversy. Thanks to Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash”.
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Exactly one week ago, the FBI and James Comey said that they were re-opening the investigation into Hillary, due to new evidence acquired during their investigation into Anthony Weiner’s sexting issue with a fifteen year old. They seized a lap-top, and behold, it had 650,000 emails featuring Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton on it. Dick Morris is speculating that said laptop is not Huma’s or Anthony’s at all, it is Hillary’s missing laptop for over two years, and that Huma was simply holding it for safe-keeping in order to document a future book or something. As I recall, that is exactly the same reason why Nixon installed a secret tape recording machine in the Oval Office, and he got ran out of Dodge for erasing 18 minutes of tape, once it was discovered.
The election is next Tuesday, so if you have not voted already, please vote for anyone other than this un-indicted felon.
There was good reason for Clinton to hide the laptop. It contained ALL of the Hillary Clinton emails that were originally on her personal serve when she worked in the State Department. It had not yet been picked clean yet because no one knew it existed. That laptop housed the 33,000 emails designated as “personal” that Hillary never turned over to the State Dept. and claimed to delete.
Two days ago, I wasn’t going to vote for anyone for Pres. I can’t fully support the R, D or L. They are all progressives, the differences are really just shades of gray.
Since I am a conservative, a true Classic Liberal, this is a huge issue for me. We are faced with the most trying election in all of our lifetimes. There are no good choices. That is pretty typical for me, the only Republican nominee that I’ve supported in the primaries was Ronald Reagan. I was TEA Party before there was a TEA Party. It is really Constitutional Conservatives, with libertarian leanings. I am radical in the sense that our Founding Fathers laid out in our founding documents. Our country was founded on the radical idea that we the people have rights, sovereignty and liberty. What followed was the most successful nation in history mostly due to limited and restrained government as applied to the citizens, we the people. Continue reading Vote for Pence→
Hillary and Trump are starting to heat up. Trump calls Hillary a bigot, Hillary calls Trump a racist.
The polls are the polls, Hillary is still in the lead by 3 to 5 points. I won’t be dealing with any of that in this post, instead it primarily concerns the ridiculous politically incorrect nonsense foisted upon us by marxists across the country today.
It has been crystal clear since the Iranian Green Revolution that Obama has been on Iran’s side. We should want them to fall, for a very large variety of reasons.
Instead, we seem to be supporting Iran, who are Russian and Syrian allies, and who are also the largest state sponsor of terror, including and especially against Israel. While the CIA had plans in place to support democratic uprisings whereever they may occur, we have learned that Obama told them to stand down during Iran’s “Green” Revolution.
>> John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said last week that there was evidence much of the money Iran has received from sanctions relief was being used for development projects. “The money, the revenue that’s flowing into Iran is being used to support its currency, to provide moneys to the departments and agencies, build up its infrastructure,”<<
Sure John. That is why we paid 400 million in cash, through Swiss Francs and Euros. It is after all illegal to send US currency to Iran, to say nothing of a wire transfer isn’t it? Aren’t you the guy who converted to Islam during Gulf War I?
Trump seemingly has a few good points going for him. He says he will stop the insanity of admitting middle east “refugees”, and wants to clamp down on illegal immigration. I’d like to know what he wants to do about so-called central American “refugees” whom Obama is inviting into our fair country, and once here, is lavishing resettlement and benefits galore. He wants to take care of the Vets and fix the VA, but on most other issues, he is just another progressive liberal. That is why the RINOs like him, and they can count on him to be willing to make a deal. After all, he is the self-professed king of the deal.
Trump is not an outsider, and his business acumen is also open to question. The RINOs have declared war on Constitutional TEA Party conservatives, you know, us little people who gave them the House and later the Senate in order to stop Obama, and instead betrayed us by giving Obama everything he wanted, even after we got Boehner tossed as Speaker. I’ll stop right here, more comments below.
Welcome to RichTAkes! On the RINO National Convention!
Check out the Trump and Hillary look-a-likes near the end!
I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that the RNC reminds me more of a wake, instead of a look ahead at a future to support and believe in. Erick Erickson’s coherent thoughts on what is happening to the party at the RNC.
>> . . . it is just meaningless team sport in favor of their team. There is no substance, just sloganeering that means as much to each person and is taken as much differently by each person as “hope and change” was in 2008.
So much could have changed, but nothing will. And in four years, the very people who lamented Trump only to jump on his train cheerleading to the end will be back at it again because “not Clinton.” <<
McConnell promised to crush the TEA Party over two years ago. After smashing Bevin with Trump’s support, McDaniel, Cruz, Stutzman, and others, the RINOs are now attacking Tim Huelskamp.
The irony of the GOPe defeating Stutzman for the IN Senate nomination is that they will probably now lose that seat. I don’t think they even care. Former Governor and Senator Evan Bayh tossed his hat into the ring last week. Bayh will probably win on name recognition alone. Stutzman would have had a chance, but this Young guy, hand-picked by McConnell, is an unknown back-bencher.
Under the rules of the convention, a majority of seven delegations could force a roll vote on the rules; it would then take a majority of the delegates to toss the rules committee’s book. At least 11 states signed on: Colorado, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, Wyoming, Maine, Iowa, Virginia, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington D.C.
So the secretary of the convention hid behind a curtain to avoid having to accept the signatures.