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What Is The Difference Between Socialism And Democratic Socialism?

Nothing. It’s a sophistry designed by supporters of Bernie Sanders to allow them to lie to and through the media to other Americans. It’s designed to make everyone think that Sanders and his supporters do not support the violence against others that is the hallmark of Socialism.

As we see today Socialism is a mental disorder. A man from Illinois who believed in Socialism and its natural violence traveled a thousand miles to attempt to kill people who are not Socialists. He was a great fan of Democratic Socialist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

I blame many on the left for creating the monster who perpetrated this attack. I blame Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Obama especially, because he fostered the divide between Americans. He did this between whites and people of color. He did it between the left and the right. When leftists rioted, damaged property, and hurt people he sent people from his Justice Department to train the rioters. I blame those who have called for violence; people like Louis Farrakhan, leaders of the New Black Panthers, University teachers and administration who taught our young people to hate, to be angry, and to act out violently. I blame those who gave in to the childish demands of studens and further emboldened them.

I blame many, many in media who have quoted the violent, race-charged rhetoric of the far left, silenced people who thought otherwise, highlighted regular Americans who acted in self defense, calling the murderers, and refused to cover people from the left who acted violently. I blame apologists who refuse to see violence for what it is and who imagine violence where there is none.

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House Intelligence Chair Says More Obama Appointees To Be Subpoenaed

“Devin Nunes on Unmasking: ‘Oh, This Is Only the Beginning’”

Devin Nunes

Asked if there are other Obama officials besides Brennan, Rice, and Power, Nunes responded, “So these individuals that we named are the ones we have particular interest in, but I can say that those are not the only ones we have interest in.”
Nunes provided the big picture as well as a suggestion of tension. “But look, we want to work with the intelligence agencies. We didn’t want to have to subpoena, but the process was moving way too slowly. So we picked these three individuals whom we have a particular interest in, and hopefully they [the agencies] are expedient. That they have till next week to give us the unmaskings that these three individuals have done. I think they know now that we are serious.”
Nunes expanded on the possibility of an “abuse of power” in the data. “The big problem here is that the people that run these programs are protecting the United States, protecting U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks, from other adversaries that we have around the globe, and we have to protect American citizens from being picked up in these types of foreign intelligence collections.”

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Asked if more former Obama officials beyond these three names are suspected of excessive unmaskings, Nunes was frank: “Oh, this is only the beginning. There are many more officials that we have concerns about abusing the intelligence programs.”
The subpoenas call for the information to be delivered by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.”

That is today.

More at the Daily Beast

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Russian President Putin Told The World That Russia Did Not Hack 2016 Election

The whole idea that Russia interfered in the election, ensuring Clinton’s defeat, was dreamed up by Clinton supporters. There is no evidence that Russians did. It’s all just talk. Even though there’s no evidence they are also trying to say that Trump colluded with the Russians. There’s no evidence of that either.

It’s an effort to say that Trump stole the Presidency from Hillary Clinton. There is no evidence of that, either.

Someone thought to ask Vladimir Putin about it. He said that Russia didn’t do it. But that’s not good enough.

On Sunday Susan Rice, a demonstrated serial liar – she’s the one who went on Sunday talk programs and blamed the attack in Benghazi, Libya on a You Tube video – went on the air and called Putin a liar. She has no evidence of that either. I would be careful about defaming Vladimir Putin.

“Putin ‘is lying’ by denying Russian interference in US election, Susan Rice says”

Former national security adviser under President Obama, Susan Rice, said Russian President Vladimir Putin “is lying” by denying Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Rice in an exclusive interview on “This Week” Sunday was asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos about Putin’s recent statement that the Russian government didn’t meddle in the U.S. election although patriotic Russians might have done so.

“Is that as close to an admission of guilt we’re going to get form President Putin?” Stephanopoulos said.

“I don’t know what we’ll hear from President Putin, George. But frankly, he’s lying,” Rice said. “

More at ABC News

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“Taxpayer Dollars Up, Non-Abortion Services Down at Planned Parenthood”

More than half a billion of our dollars went to fund abortion services at Planned Parenthood.

“Taxpayers gave nation’s largest abortion provider $554 million in 2015-2016”

Planned Parenthood continues to increase its haul of taxpayer dollars despite its chain of clinics experiencing steep declines in patients and non-abortion services while abortions remained stable.

Cancer screenings have plummeted by 50 percent over the past five years, according to Planned Parenthood’s 2015-2016 report. The 665,234 services performed at its 650 clinics represented a 50 percent drop from 1.3 million recorded in 2011-2012.”

Here’s another lie from Barack Obama in 2009:

More at the Washington Free Beacon

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Breaking – WSJ: “House Intelligence Panel Issues Seven Subpoenas in Russia Probe”

“Four are related to Russia investigation, three to ‘unmasking’ controversy, individuals say”

The committee has subpoenaed the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency for information about what is called “unmasking.” Republicans on the committee have been pushing for a thorough investigation of how the names of Trump campaign officials became exposed in classified intelligence reports based off intelligence community intercepts.

Those subpoenas seek information on requests made by former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power for names to be unmasked in classified material. The three didn’t personally receive subpoenas, the people familiar with the matte said. Mr. Brennan, Ms. Rice and Ms. Power didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Ms. Power hasn’t previously been reported as a potential witness in the probe so her inclusion in the subpoenas may mean Republicans are broadening their areas of investigation.”

From the Wall Street Journal

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“Hillary Clinton’s Department Of State Was Filled With Treason”

“Hillary Aide Charged with Violations of Espionage Act and Conspiracy with Hostile Foreign Agents”

Candace Marie Claiborne

Department of Justice memo:

EXCERPTS:
“Candace Marie Claiborne is a U.S. State Department employee who possesses a Top Secret security clearance and allegedly failed to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with thousands of dollars of gifts and benefits,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord. “Claiborne used her position and her access to sensitive diplomatic data for personal profit. Pursuing those who imperil our national security for personal gain will remain a key priority of the National Security Division.”

“Candace Claiborne is charged with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements in connection with her alleged concealment and failure to report her improper connections to foreign contacts along with the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits they provided,” said U.S. Attorney Phillips. “As a State Department employee with a Top Secret clearance, she received training and briefing about the need for caution and transparency.”…”

Not available in the US press, this is from Canada Free Press

Follow the link above to read the State Department memo. It’s damning. This did not just happen while Clinton was Secretary of State. Barack Obama was President as well.

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Leftists Are Projecting Again

In an earlier post we illustrated how leftists try to shift blame from themselves to others. Today there is a good example of that on a national scale. Democrats under Barack Obama tried to hack the 2016 Presidential election and failed. Their candidate lost so they, naturally, blame the loss on someone, the Russians colluding with the winner, for hacking the election. It’s a perfect example of them projecting.

This is from the New York Post:

“How Team Obama tried to hack the election”

New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.

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The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans.

Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.

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In short, Brennan politicized raw intelligence. In fact, he politicized the entire CIA.

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Brennan isn’t just a Democrat. He’s a radical leftist who in 1980 — during the height of the Cold War — voted for a Communist Party candidate for president.

When Brennan rants about the dangers of strongman Vladimir Putin targeting our elections and subverting our democratic process, does he not catch at least a glimpse of his own reflection?

What he and the rest of the Obama gang did has inflicted more damage on the integrity of our electoral process than anything the Russians have done.”

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WSJ’s Strassel Tells About The ‘Deep State’

In an article in today’s Wall Street Journal Kimberley Strassel has a column titled, ‘Anatomy of a Deep State’. In it she explains the mechanisms installed under Obama to frustrate and undermine any future President’s actions. It is being used now against Donald Trump.

“The EPA’s ‘Science Integrity Official’ is plotting to undermine Trump’s agenda.”

On May 8 a woman few Americans have heard of, working in a federal post that even fewer know exists, summoned a select group of 45 people to a June meeting in Washington. They were almost exclusively representatives of liberal activist groups. The invitation explained they were invited to develop “future plans for scientific integrity” at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Meet the deep state. That’s what conservatives call it now, though it goes by other names. The administrative state. The entrenched governing elite. Lois Lerner. The federal bureaucracy. Whatever the description, what’s pertinent to today’s Washington is that this cadre of federal employees, accountable to no one, is actively working from within to thwart Donald Trump’s agenda.

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In 2013 the EPA hired Francesca Grifo, longtime activist at the far-left Union of Concerned Scientists. Ms. Grifo had long complained that EPA scientists were “under siege”—according to a report she helped write—by Republican “political appointees” and “industry lobbyists” who had “manipulated” science on everything from “mercury pollution to groundwater contamination to climate science.”

As Scientific Integrity Official, Ms. Grifo would have the awesome power to root out all these meddlesome science deniers.

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And get this: “Her job is not a political appointment,” the Science article continues, “so it comes with civil service protections.” Here was a bureaucrat with the authority to define science and shut down those who disagreed, and she could not be easily fired, even under a new administration.

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There’s also that “scientific integrity” event planned for June. Of the 45 invitations, only one went to an organization ostensibly representing industry, the American Chemistry Council. A couple of academics got one. The rest? Earthjustice. Public Citizen. The Natural Resources Defense Council. Center for Progressive Reform. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Environmental Defense Fund. Three invites alone for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Anyone want to guess how the meeting will go?”

More at the Wall Street Journal

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John Brennan Is Talking To Congress But Is He Telling The Truth?

This morning there are a lot of reports about the Brennan testimony. For instance:
“John Brennan Completely Contradicts FBI Director James Comey on Congressional Notification…”

The story goes like this:

Today former CIA Director John Brennan testified to congress on the Russian counter-intelligence operation which began in July 2016. Today, John Brennan completely contradicted the March 20th, 2017, testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.

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On March 20th FBI Director James Comey -together with NSA head Admiral Mike Rogers- testified to congress specifically about this notification…

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“Again, in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership; specifically: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.”

Then there is this. It was not collusion between Trump and Putin that got Russia involved in the election:

“John Brennan: Hostility between Putin, Clintons drove Russia’s actions”

We don’t know if Brennan is telling the truth but the Democrats seem to believe him.

“Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion”

But on Wednesday night, Morell appeared at an intelligence community forum to “cast doubt” on “allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.” “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire at all,” he said, adding, “There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”

Obama’s former CIA chief also cast serious doubt on the credibility of the infamous, explosive “dossier” originally published by BuzzFeed, saying that its author, Christopher Steele, paid intermediaries to talk to the sources for it. The dossier, he said, “doesn’t take you anywhere, I don’t think.”

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“Illinois closer to celebrating Barack Obama Day”

A measure to make former President Barack Obama’s birthday an honorary state holiday now heads to the governor’s desk after clearing the Illinois House unanimously Friday.

The bill would make Aug. 4. Barack Obama Day in Illinois, but state government and businesses would remain open.”

More at the Chicago Sun Times

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And That Is How You Drain The Swamp

“Clapper: Trump is Assaulting American Institutions”

The complicit media is hauling out the same Obama people who repeatedly told us lies during the eight years of BHO. They are supporting their allegations of impropriety because they are all on the same team – the team that wants to take out President Trump.

This interview could be called a ‘Tapper Clapper caper’. It is easy to see that Tapper is trying to help Clapper form his comments.

Mr. Trump was elected by Americans to change the trajectory of the country. That requires a lot of things. One of those things is to eliminate the cancerous members of the government who have been there for a long time and are going to object to being kicked out. Clapper is one of those but he was in a high position under Obama and he misses the control.

In this clip he says that Trump is assaulting American Institutions – as though that were a bad thing. Of course it is to him.

Clapper is the one who told us that US intelligence does not collect surveil average Americans:

That was a lie and he had to ‘Clarify’.

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Solar Panel Company Files For Bankruptcy Despite Getting Lots Of Your Money

Another Obama pipe dream fails. The government just can not make winners out of losing proposition. This time they only wasted two hundred million.

“Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files For Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million In Subsidies”

The ongoing price erosion and the development of the business” has left the company “over-indebted and thus obliged to file for insolvency proceedings,” SolarWorld, which is also the largest U.S. solar panel maker, said in a statement.

The filing comes after SolarWorld was forced to lay off employees earlier this year. The company employs around 3,000 people, including 800 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was one of the few German-based solar companies to survive a recent market downturn.

SolarWorld is only the latest bankrupt solar company to blame the Chinese. U.S.-based Suniva Inc. filed for bankruptcy in April, also citing stiff competition from Chinese solar panel makers.”

From the Daily Caller

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That’s How Losers Talk

After losing the White House to Republicans as well as both houses of Congress and many more state offices it is fair to say that Americans have rejected the politics of division presented by the Democrats. That party was led to these losses by President Barack Obama. Today he has no authority left and his actions as President are being systematically dismantled – including his signature health plan, the Affordable Care Act, normally called ‘Obamacare’.

How did he accomplish this disaffection? Why did American voters turn against him and his Democrats? We were sick and tired of being lied to by people who were, time after time, shown to be lying. We were also tired of hearing how evil our country and ourselves were.

Because Obama has lost so much authority in American politics all he can do is stand up and yell rants at us that he reads off the ‘prompter’. As a result his rants aren’t hardly being covered by the formerly sycophantic news media. They can see what his unimportance. It affects them just as it does us.

“Obama Says It Takes ‘Political Courage’ To Leave Obamacare In Place.”

True political courage lies in telling people what they may not want to hear, but must learn. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), for example, performed an act of political courage when he ran for the presidency in Iowa by telling Iowans that he would not support subsidies for the ethanol boondoggle; it was an act of political cowardice that led Donald Trump to embrace such subsidies, then rip Cruz as someone heartless. Courage is about saying the unpopular but true thing. Upholding Obamacare — shouting from the rooftops about a “right” to healthcare while premiums skyrocket, insurers drop out, and you continue shouting to soak the rich – is political cowardice.”

From the Daily Wire

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Ted Cruz Demands To Know Why Huma Abedin Was Not Prosecuted

He points out that she Did Break the law and cites two instances.

Sen. Ted Cruz called out FBI Director James Comey for the director’s decision that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin would walk because there was no intent on their part to break the law by their mishandling of classified information.

During Comey’s May 3 appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz said:

You described the reason why the case was closed against Ms. Abedin as that you could not determine she was aware her conduct was unlawful. … Any first year law student learns in criminal law ignorance of the law is no excuse, and that mens rea does not require knowledge that conduct is unlawful.”

Cruz continued: “The governing statutes – 18 USC 793f and 18 USC 798a – have no requirement of a knowledge of unlawful [intent]…under the terms of that statute, the fact pattern you described in this hearing [of Abedin’s behavior] seems to fit that statute directly. In that, if I understood you correctly, you said Ms. Abedin forwarded hundreds or thousands of classified emails to her husband on a non-government, non-classified computer.”

“How does that conduct not directly violate that statute?” Cruz asked.”

More at World Tribune

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Why Is CNN Admitting That Democrats Lied To Pass Obamacare?

This is a complete reversal for both Tapper and Blitzer but mostly for CNN. They went out of their way in the past to protect Obama and the rest of the Democrats. Now they are pointing out – on air – that they lied to us many times. Remember, too, it was Obama who told us repeatedly that you could keep your doctor and you could keep your coverage.

Why the reversal?

One thing is interesting to note. The new GOP plan is not in effect yet. The Senate has not ratified it and it lacks a Presidential signature. Obamacare is still the law of the land. But Obamacare has failed. Is it possible that the CNN crew are trying to take advantage of this current situation to pass single-payer?

Whatever it is there is a reason for this reversal.

CNN Highlights How Democrats Lied to Americans to Sell Obamacare

Jake Tapper points out that Democrats said people could keep their doctors. He also pointed to skyrocketing health insurance premiums as a broken promise by Democrats.

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“The way that [Obamacare] was sold to the American people was in many ways mendacious,” Tapper told Israel.

Tapper then proceeded to point out all the lies that Democrats told the American people.

“They were told if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, if you like you plan you can keep your plan. That’s not true.”

Tapper then mentioned to Israel that a majority of health insurance providers have already pulled out of the Obamacare exchanges, meaning that Americans have fewer options now than before the law.

“Do you think the Democrats in the way they sold this bill to the public really undermined their own credibility on the issue of health care?” Tapper asked Israel.”

From here

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French Election Developments

Will this finish Macron and send Le Pen to victory?

“BREAKING: MACRON BUSTED! Lied About Tax Evasion? – 4Chan /pol/ Posts Images from Macron’s Off-Shore Bank Account!”

If it isn’t enough there’s this. Barack Obama has cut an ad for Macron.

Obama, Macron

A couple of things about this. First, everyone and everything Obama has campaigned for has gone to defeat. Remember when he traveled to Denmark to get the Olympics for Chicago? He campaigned for Hillary and she lost.

Second, Democrats claim to be upset that Russia may have interfered in the US Presidential election but they have no problem with Obama interfering in France’s.

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That’s Where Barack Obama Came From

The whole city/county have been controlled by Democrats forever.

“Chicago’s Southland: The rottenest apple in the corrupt Illinois orchard”

Yes, Chicago’s Southland is majority black. Which means African Americans are being robbed the most by these so-called public servants who see government not as a higher calling, but as an opportunity to dishonestly enrich themselves and their cronies.

Much of the Southland is blighted. But there is still plenty of money to be made there, but for the most part, only if you are a crook and if you know the right people. Or if you pay off the right people. Or if you hire that politician’s brother-in-law to remodel your office so you can get that zoning variance passed.”

More here

Related: “Five Killed, 26 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Over The Weekend”

The latest shooting victims added to Chicago’s statistics include a 21-year-old male who was shot in the head in the Roseland neighborhood on the far South Side of Chicago. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

From here

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Now They Say It Was John Brennan Who Tried To Take Down Trump

First it was supposed to be Clapper. Then Susan Rice. Now they say it was John Brennan. It might have been any of them or it could have been all of them – and more. Ever since Brennan was appointed By President Obama to head the CIA there has been talk of his support for Islam and Communism. He fit right in with the Obama White House.

I would expect anyone in the Obama entourage to do anything, legal or not, to get an advantage. We have seen plenty of it.

“Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump”

An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s.

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

More at the American Spectator

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Is ‘Stooge’ A Strong Enough Word?

President Obama spent his two terms in office doing just two things: Playing golf and trying to diminish the United States of America. He would have had more success with the second if he had cut back on the amount of time he spent on the first.

“Turns out Obama was the real Russian stooge”

Barack Obama and Donald Trump

The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the US government at the highest levels.

How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way after an act of Russian aggression? Agreeing to a farcically one-sided nuclear deal? Mercilessly mocking the idea that Russia represents our foremost geo-political foe?

Accommodating the illicit nuclear ambitions of a Russian ally? Welcoming a Russian foothold in the Middle East? Refusing to provide arms to a sovereign country invaded by Russia? Diminishing our defenses and pursuing a Moscow-friendly policy of hostility to fossil fuels?

All of these items, of course, refer to things said or done by President Barack Obama.”

More at the New York Post

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Ludicrosity From The Washington Pos

They didn’t launch the attack but now they can say it would have been bigger and better than what Trump actually did. Years later anyone can say anything.

Obama supporters, including the Washington Pos, are grasping at straws. Next thing you know we will hear that Obama got fourteen holes in one when golfing.

“Obama’s Syria strike plan was much bigger than Trump’s”

The Trump administration’s strike on one of Bashar al-Assad’s air bases was similar in style and objectives to the strike plan that President Barack Obama prepared in 2013 — except that Obama’s attacks were to be several times bigger than President Trump’s. At the time, leading Republicans mocked the Obama administration for what it called “pinprick” strikes, calling them ineffective. Today they praise Trump’s smaller strikes as perfectly calculated.

“What we had in mind in 2013 had many more targets and was much more expansive,” a senior Obama administration official involved in those discussions told me.”

From the Washington Pos

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Democrats Dearly Wanted To Believe Obama Brought A Peaceful Utopia. It Was All A Lie.

It is easy to see after the gas attack in Syria that the wishful thinking of the Obama administration was wrong. They told the world that Assad had willingly given up the chemical weapons that he had used before. They asked him and he said he had. But someone lied. Maybe it was Assad. Maybe it was Obama. Maybe both.

“Flashback: Susan Rice Praises Obama for Ridding Syria of Chemical Weapons Without Use of Force”

During a January 2017 interview with NPR, Susan Rice lauded the Obama administration for de-arming Bashar al-Assad using a “solution that didn’t necessitate the use of force.”
“We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished,” Obama’s former national security advisor stated. “We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.”

From here

So, one by one, all of Obama’s wishful thinking is being revealed for what it was – untrue. One of the next to fall will be the Iran Nuclear arms deal that John Kerry ‘Negotiated’. What will it take? A nuclear test in the Iranian desert?

“Kerry Defends Iran Nuclear Deal Before Skeptical Senate”

From the New York Times

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New Audit Of HUD Reveals Half A Trillion Dollars Lost During Two Years Of Obama Administration

Wait until the other departments are audited.

Here is the 126 page report.

An excerpt from page 3:

This report presents our reissued independent auditor’s report on HUD’s
fiscal years 2016 and 2015 (restated) consolidated financial statements, including an update to
our report on HUD’s internal controls.

What We Found

The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were
$516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively. There were several other unresolved audit matters,
which restricted our ability to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to express an opinion.
These unresolved audit matters relate to (1) the Office of General Counsel’s refusal to sign the
management representation letter, (2) HUD’s improper use of cumulative and first-in, first-out
budgetary accounting methods of disbursing community planning and development program
funds, (3) the $4.2 billion in nonpooled loan assets from Ginnie Mae’s stand-alone financial
statements that we could not audit due to inadequate support, (4) the improper accounting for
certain HUD assets and liabilities, and (5) material differences between HUD’s subledger and
general ledger accounts. This audit report contains 11 material weaknesses, 7 significant
deficiencies, and 5 instances of noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.”

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‘And The Crowd Goes Wild!’

“Trump Blames Syrian Attack on Obama for Not Sticking to his ‘Red Line’”

Obama drew a red line with Syria in 2012 but did nothing substantial after chemical attacks occurred.

On Tuesday, almost 60 people died in Syria after warplanes dropped bombs filled with chemicals. The number includes women and children. Many suspect President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the attack.

President Donald Trump condemned the attack, but also ripped into former President Barack Obama for not sticking to his “red line” on Syria”

From Legal Insurrection

Related: “Left goes nuts after Trump blames Obama for Syrian chemical attack on civilians

Obama’s failure to follow through on his threat is dramatic evidence of what happens when a U.S. president puts his enormous power and prestige on the line in threatening military action if a red line is crossed. Assad crossed that line in 2012, and he got away scot-free. As a consequence of Obama’s failure, Assad continued to use chemical weapons against rebel-sympathizing civilians.

No better illustration of what happens when a president loses credibility can be found in recent history.

The left can wail and howl all they want. Trump is absolutely, 100% correct. The chemical attack this week is a direct result of President Obama’s appalling weakness in the face of clear and unmistakable violations of international law and common decency. Every one of those casualties in Idib province owes his suffering to the former American president.

And Trump was right to call him out for it.”

From American Thinker

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WSJ: It Was Not Susan Rice Who Unmasked General Flynn

In an article in the Wall Street Journal titled, “House Intel Panel Wants Susan Rice to Testify in Russia Probe”, Susan Rice denies being the person who outed Flynn. As a matter of fact she is backed up in that assertion by someone in the Congress.

Former White House national security adviser Susan Rice shakes hands with Mike Flynn, who was briefly national security adviser in the Trump administration, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., in January. PHOTO: MARK WILSON/GETTY IMAGES

A Republican official familiar with deliberations by GOP lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee said that the names of two U.S. citizens who were part of Mr. Trump’s transition team have been unmasked in intelligence reports.

One is Mr. Flynn and the other hasn’t been identified, said the official. The report involving Mr. Flynn documented phone conversations he had in late December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

The official said Ms. Rice had requested the unmasking of at least one transition official—not Mr. Flynn—who was part of multiple foreign conversations that weren’t related to Russia.

Mr. Flynn was forced to resign after misleading White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about the nature of his conversations with the ambassador, which current and former officials said concerned the possible easing of Obama-era sanctions on Russia.

The Republican official and others said Ms. Rice wasn’t the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking.”

Uh Oh. It sounds like that unnamed Republican official knows who the other Obama official is.

Remember, the illegal act that occurred was not the collection of data. Nor was it sharing it with Ms. Rice. The law was broken when the names of American citizens who were encountered during the collection were released to the media. That is what caused General Flynn to end up unemployed.

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Would Susan Rice Take A Bullet For Valerie Jarrett?

Or Barack Obama? Someone ordered the collection of telephone calls between Donald Trump, his staff, and other people. It went on for more than a year. Mike Cernovitch says that it was Susan Rice who ordered the collection of data.

Cernovitch

Cernovitch is a less than stellar reporter. His sources for the story that Rice was the culprit were not the intelligence community. No, his sources were someone in the New York Times and someone in Bloomberg news.

Maggie Haberman had it. She will not run any articles that are critical of the Obama administration.”

“Eli Lake had it. He didn’t want to run it and Bloomberg didn’t want to run it because it vindicates Trump’s claim that he had been spied upon. And Eli Lake is a ‘never Trumper.’ Bloomberg was a ‘never Trump’ publication.”

“I’m showing you the politics of ‘real journalism’. ‘Real journalism’ is that Bloomberg had it and the New York Times had it but they wouldn’t run it because they don’t want to run any stories that would make Obama look bad or that will vindicate Trump. They only want to run stories that make Trump look bad so that’s why they sat on it.”

“So where did I get the story? I didn’t get it from the intelligence community. Everybody’s trying to figure out where I got it from. I got it from somebody who works in one of those media companies. I have spies in every media organization. I got people in news rooms. I got it from a source within the news room who said ‘Cernovich, they’re sitting on this story, they’re not going to run it, so you can run it’.”

“If you’re at Bloomberg, I have people in there. If you’re at the New York Times, I have people in there. LA Times, Washington Post, you name it, I have my people in there. I got IT people “

Just watch the first few seconds of Cernovitch gloating about his ‘Bombshell’:

What is the likelihood that he is being played? The conservative blogosphere is running with his story. The whole thing sounds to me like Rice is being sacrificed to protect someone bigger.

Quotes and video from Zero Hedge

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