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Democrat Leaders Want Obama To Stop Trying To Help Them

Really. This is from the left-wing Daily Beast.

Mrs22 says Obama has the Sadim touch. Sadim is Midas spelled backwards. Everything Midas touched turned to gold. Everything Sadim touched turned to crap.

Seriously, every Democrat Obama has tried to help has lost. It’s no wonder the state level Dems want him to go away.

“Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army is ‘Grade A Bullshit’”

Organizing for Action was supposed to complement the Democratic National Committee. Instead, Democratic leaders say, it nearly killed the Democrats.

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.”

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Ted Cruz Highlights Media Hypocracy

Remember this?

Where was the media outrage? Oh, that’s right. It was the light bringer Obama. He could do no wrong. Now it’s the Devil Trump. He can do no right.

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Chuck Schumer Warned About Intelligence Community

At the time this exchange was considered by many to be a direct threat to Trump. But Schumer has been on the hill for a long time and what he is actually doing is warning Mr. Trump about the community’s devious ways. ‘Threaten them and they will get you’, in essence is what he says.

It appears he was right. The stories about the Trump campaign having contacts with Russian leaders came from them. Now they have set up a false email account for General Flynn and used it to show that he, too was in contact with Russians.

“CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn”

From American Thinker

Make no mistake: we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics.”

Also, someone who would know tells us that the attack came from the Obama White House:

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Even some on the left are worried that our spy agencies are able to take out high-level cabinet officers.

“America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.”

The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down.

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.”

Trump’s response is telling: “The Real Story” Here Are The Illegal Leaks” Flynn says he did nothing wrong and points at the leakers

And even, for what it’s worth, the Russians say the reports are false.

So, have we just witnessed a ‘Soft Coup’ that took out Flynn? Even worse, how many other Trump advisors have they targeted?

Why would they do it? Simply to de-legitimize Trump and his team is plenty of reason. Democrat politicians are jumping on the allegations and calling them true. It looks like an organized campaign from where I sit.

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“Obama’s Lost Army”

“He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die.”

This is the untold story of Obama’s biggest mistake—and how it paved the way for Trump.”

Obama joins volunteers in Brighton, Colorado, a week before Election Day in 2008. He had built an unprecedented army of foot soldiers, but the future of his campaign machine was still uncertain.

The idea was audacious: What if Obama could become not only the first black president, but the first president to organize an enduring grassroots movement?”

But he let it fall apart.

Read it all at the New Republic

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Yer Not Forty Years Old Any Longer Barky

“Area Man Bullied By Fierce Waves Of Climate Change”

From here

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Politico: “Obama’s party-building legacy splits Democrats”

This was written by Gabriel Debendetti who is obviously a racist for criticizing former President Obama. But it was published at Politico which means their editors are racist as well.

“Party officials are having a painful discussion about the state and local losses that occurred on his watch.”

My work here is done

A painful Democratic rift over Barack Obama’s political legacy is finally bursting into the open.

For years, the former president’s popularity among Democrats stifled any public critiques of his stewardship of the party — a period in which the party suffered tremendous losses at the state and local levels.

But now that Obama and the political operation that succeeded his campaign, Organizing For Action, have expressed interest in playing a role in the task of rebuilding, it’s sparking pitched debates over how much blame he deserves for the gradual hollowing out of a party that now has less control of state elected positions than at any other time in nearly a century.”

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He Isn’t Just Using The Term ‘Radical Islam’

Jihadwatch calls the way Obama ignored radical Muslim actions, “Willful Ignorance”. It was that and much more. He sided with radical Islam. That appears to have stopped with General Flynn. It’s about time we Americans call hateful Islamic belligerence what it is. This is a good start.

“Flynn: “If we can’t tackle enemy doctrines that call for our domination or extinction, we aren’t going to destroy their jihadis”

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

It is so refreshing to see this realism and common sense after eight years of Obama’s denial and willful ignorance.”

More at Jihadwatch

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Finally, Reforming The EPA

“Meltdown at the EPA”

“And not the nuclear kind: The agency’s junk-science promoters are flipping out.”

It looks like the EPA will be the agency hardest hit by the Trump sledgehammer. For eight years, President Obama used the agency as his de facto enforcer of environmental policies he couldn’t pass in Congress even when it was controlled by his own party. If Obama was the climate-change bully, then the EPA was his toady, issuing one regulation after another aimed at imaginary polluters who were allegedly causing global warming. Jobs were lost, companies were bankrupted, and an untold amount of economic growth was stymied out of fear of reprisals from this rogue agency. The courts halted many of the EPAs most overreaching and unlawful policies initiated by Obama — such as the Clean Water Rule and Clean Power Rule, two regulations aimed at farmers and coal producers. Unsurprisingly, people in these sectors voted heavily for Trump.

Trump officials and Congress are ready to make major changes in the EPA. A leaked memo written by Trump’s EPA transition team details how the new administration wants to tackle shoddy science at the agency. The memo asserts that the EPA should not be funding scientific research, and it must make any data publicly available for independent scientists to review. It also said that the agency must eliminate conflicts of interest and bias from the science advisory process.”

Read the rest at National Review

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Ever Hear Of The ‘Congressional Review Act’?

“CRA: The “Regulatory Game Changer” That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour”

After a pompous, liberal agenda was crammed down the throats of the American people during his first two years in office, President Obama suffered staggering losses in Congress for the next six years that cost Democrats control of both houses. But, heavy Democrat losses, courtesy of an electorate that vehemently rejected a far-left agenda, didn’t stop Obama from continuing to push through countless new rules and regulations from the White House all while pushing his authority to the brink of every Constitutional boundary known to man.

Of course, the problem with “legislating from the White House” is that all those rules and regulations can be undone by the next administration. And, as Kimberley Strassel points out in a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece today, a little know tool within the Congressional Review Act could allow Republicans to wipe out 8 full years of Obama’s liberal agenda, with a simple majority vote, all while preventing similar rules from every being recreated by future administrations.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Here’s Another Thing That Needs Investigation

Can anyone come up with Any reasonable explanation of this?

“IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address”

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.”

More at CNS News

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Barack Obama’s Legacy Of Successes

I found this at Blue’s Blog. I’ll give the highlights. For the reasoning behind each go there.

One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she may have a very good point. She says that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream! She gives us an entirely new slant on the “amazing” job Obama is doing, and she says that she will thank God for the President. Keep reading for her additional comments and an explanation. When discussing Obama, she says:

1. Obama destroyed the Clinton Political Machine

2. Obama killed off the Kennedy Dynasty

3. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!

4. Obama has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are.

5. Obama has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan.

6. Obama, with his “amazing leadership, “has sparked the greatest period of sales of firearms and ammunition this country has seen.”

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Will Obama Miss The Long-Range Killing?

He has said he loved to send in the drones. Now he’s gone after alleged ISIL terrorists a long way from The Levant. Did he need just one last fix? Just what other reason could there be for ordering this strike with only a day or two left in office?

And B-2 stealth bombers? What about drones?

“Obama’s Last Attack: US B-2 Bombers Strike ISIS Camps In Libya, Killing Dozens”

With just 24 hours left in Obama’s tenure, the U.S. president launched his final airstrike on ISIS after two B-2 bombers carried out airstrikes on two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, defense officials said Thursday, part of an operation targeting militants driven out last year from their coastal stronghold. The stealth bombers struck jihadis 45 kilometers southwest of Sirte, located halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi.

A U.S. official told NBC News that “several dozen” militants were believed to have been killed in the strikes.”

From Zero Hedge

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“Navajo Nation vows to fight EPA for toxic mine spill”

The function of the EPA is to ‘Protect’ the environment. It’s part of their name. They did just the opposite in the Animas river pollution case. It was their agents who broke the dam holding back the pollutant, allowing it to foul the river.

If there was damage done by this act it should be compensated. Moreover, the EPA officials who caused the spill, and those who directed them to do so, should be tried criminally. There are plenty of criminal charges that can put them away for years. Future federal agency people should be put on notice. This is not acceptable.

The House Committee on Natural Resources released a damning report on the EPA and how they handled the August 2015 Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado, and its aftermath. (AP)

Navajo Nation officials say they are outraged the Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to pay millions of dollars in claims filed against it following the devastating Colorado Gold Mine spill.

The federal agency has accepted responsibility for the August 2015 disaster, which devastated farm and grazing lands in southern Colorado and northwest New Mexico. But it announced late last week that it was not legally able to pay claims submitted by farmers and livestock owners.”

From Fox News

Further news: EPA Pardons Itself in the Animas River Pollution Case

The EPA has pardoned itself from paying claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado the summer of 2015.

The EPA said the claims could be refiled in federal court, or Congress could authorize payments.

But attorneys for the EPA and the Justice Department concluded the EPA is barred from paying the claims because of sovereign immunity, which prohibits most lawsuits against the government.”

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Want To Know Why We Cannot Trust Obama’s Intelligence Community?

It’s because President Obama changed their jobs for them. Remember when it was reported that Obama’s new role for NASA was Muslim outreach?

Today it is being reported that John Brennan, Obama’s head of the Central Intelligence Agency has told the world that he wants us to remember his work with the Sexually handicapped.

“Departing CIA chief John Brennan wants his legacy to be the work he did for LGBTQ community”

A happy John Brennan

In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, departing CIA Director John Brennan said he wants his legacy to be the work he did to advance the LGBTQ community.

“During his tenure he has put particular emphasis on promoting the interests of gay, lesbian, and transgender officers,” the Journal reported. “He was the first CIA director to attend an annual social gathering of LGBTQ employees and has been known to wear a rainbow lanyard around the office as a symbol of solidarity.

For Mr. Brennan, who said his perspective was informed by growing up ‘a white male from New Jersey,’ diversity of backgrounds leads to better analysis, which in his estimation can prevent intelligence disasters,” the Journal said.

‘”I just think that having those varied perspectives really adds greater color and dimension and diversity to how we look at problems,’” Mr. Brennan told the Journal. “’It gets us away from groupthink.’”

Read the rest at the Washington Times

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Congressman Lewis Has Decided To Skip The Trump Inauguration

Several other Democrats are also not going. As a matter of fact many of them are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

During the Obama administration the CBC has gained a prominence they never enjoyed before. That is understandable during the term of the United States’ first Black President. It will be equally understandable if the Congressional White Caucus gains importance during a Trump administration.

Congressman Lewis has two unfortunate things to look forward to. First, the CBC will regain the level of irrelevance that they enjoyed before Barack Obama. Second, as a Democrat, he is now a member of the minority and will get back-of-the-bus status the way Republicans did when they were in the minority.

Lewis was at one time a principled civil rights leader. He fought for the rights of black people, especially in 1963. Lewis is 76 years old and has been in the Congress for thirty years. During that time his focus has changed from civil rights to getting reelected just like every other Congressman who must stand for reelection every two years. He has become more political and more a Washington insider.

Look for Democrat politicians, including members of the CBC, to become more embittered as the realization comes upon them that they are no longer in control. Since many of them are about the age that Lewis is you can expect there to be more of them retiring.

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Now Cosmopolitan Is Yelling ‘Racist’ At Republicans

It’s really no surprise that Cosmo’s editors espouse progressive ideology. But progs lost big in the 2010, 2014, and 2016 elections. They don’t have much of any power left except for screaming invectives at Republicans. And they still think the most powerful word in their arsenal is the term ‘Racist’. It’s nothing new. They have been doing it right along. But by overusing the word they have managed to rob it of nearly all its power.

“Why Republicans Hate Obamacare So Much”

So do Republicans really despise the Affordable Care Act? Despite the fact that they have voted in some way, shape, or form to repeal some or all of the ACA more than 60 times in the six years since it was signed into law, the answer may surprisingly be no. Or at least, not as much of it as they claim. But they do hate the “Obamacare” that was passed solely with Democratic votes and signed by a Democratic president, and they will do anything to tear that down completely. And when they later replace it with a new plan that has a surprising number of policies similar to the law they just undid, well, then we will know the thing they hated most about Obamacare was always Obama.”

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Here Is An Obama Legacy That Should Be Destroyed:

“Report: U.S. and Other Countries Agree to Give Iran 116 Tons of Uranium”

According to a report from the Associated Press, six world nations recently agreed to send over a hundred tons of natural uranium to Iran.

The still-secret arrangement was made by the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany to compensate Iran for 70 tons of heavy water exported to the U.S. shortly after the Iran deal was finalized. There was also a small amount of uranium gifted to Iran then.”

More at Mediaite

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Strategic Brilliance From Democrats

A.F. Branco cartoon found here

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MSM Lies About Trump Firing Obama Administration Ambassadors

The New York Times tells us that this is a first:

“In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day”

But it is not anything new. Here is an article from 2008 in the Washington Pos:

“Obama Gives Political Ambassadors Their Pink Slips”

The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, a State Department official said.”

Yep. Lies. The Washington Pos and Reuters are also trying to make a big deal out of Trump doing what Obama did.

Fake news.

Hat tip to Kate

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A Slap On The Wrist For Jon Corzine

I thought they had forgotten about the way he illegally took money from customer’s trust accounts and gambled it on high-risk investments – and lost it. He should be in prison for what he did. Instead he got a fine that amounts to pocket change for him and a lifetime ban from ‘CFTC markets’.

Big whoop. He is, after all, a Democrat and a FOO (Friend of Obama).

Corzine

“Jon Corzine Gets $5 Million Fine and Lifetime Ban for Tanking MF Global”

Five years after he oversaw the collapse of commodities brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd., CEO Jon Corzine is finally paying the piper. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) sued Corzine for financial indiscretions at MF Global that saw the firm transfer some $700 million of customer money to its own accounts (they also loaned $175 million in customer funds to their U.K. subsidiary). The CTFC agreed to accept $5 million.

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Corzine walked away from the Goldman fiasco with some $400 million so it’s hard to feel too sorry for him. But after paying his part of a $132 million settlement funded by Corzine and other MF Global execs to customers who lost funds, plus spending well over a hundred million on his US Senate and gubernatorial runs, it can’t be a ton of laughs to fork over another $5 million.”

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A Powerful View Into The Mind Of A Progressive

From the Washington Pos:

“Make Obamacare great again — call it Trumpcare”

A good example of what is called ‘Astroturf’

Believe it or not, Americans like Obamacare. They just don’t know they like Obamacare.

That is, the law known as “Obamacare” and “the Affordable Care Act” is relatively unpopular. But most of the things that this disreputable law does are incredibly popular.”

How’s that for clear thinking?

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So, How Do Dey Know?

This whole hacking thing sounds more political every day. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a part of the Department of Justice. Both the head of the FBI, James Comey, and the head of the DOJ, Loretta Lynch, are Obama political appointees. With revelations like this they both look like they are completely corrupt.

FBI has said that it was Russians who hacked the computers of both the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign. But if they haven’t accessed the hacked computers how could they know who did the dirty work?

This is sleight of hand. Don’t watch the left hand, where the corrupt Democrats have been shown to be. Instead watch the right hand where we say there be dragons from Russia.

How do dey know? dey don’t.

“The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers”

WASHINGTON — The FBI did not examine the servers of the Democratic National Committee before issuing a report attributing the sweeping cyberintrusion to Russia-backed hackers, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Six months after the FBI first said it was investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, the bureau has still not requested access to the hacked servers, a DNC spokesman said. No US government entity has run an independent forensic analysis on the system, one US intelligence official told BuzzFeed News.”

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Blame It On Greedy, Short-Sighted Harry Reid

Reid is a stupid man. For a short term advantage he triggered what has been called the ‘Nuclear Option’. It has nothing to do with atomic weapons but instead allows the Senate to confirm the President’s appointments with a simple majority of votes.

The Senate has 100 members, two from each state. Previously, the rule had been that it took a 60% majority of Senate members to approve nominees. When Democrats had a majority on the Senate Harry Reid was Majority leader. But even though he had a majority he didn’t have 60%. So he changed the rules allowing the Senat to approve Obama’s nominees with a simple majority vote.

That new rule stands and now that Republicans have the majority they will be beneficiaries of the Nuclear Option. The incoming President has vowed to make appointments differently than Obama did. He will get them approved, too, because of Reid’s Nuclear Option. It’s quite a gift to the new President. Democrats like Chuck Schumer are regretting Reid’s action now.

There has been a bit of discussion lately about the fact that Donald Trump could change the tenor of the Ninth Circuit Court. It has proven to be the mos left-leaning of US Circuit courts.

“Schumer: I wish we hadn’t triggered ‘nuclear option'”

Sen. Chuck Schumer lamented Tuesday the Democrats’ move to diminish the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 votes to 51, because the new rule now hurts his party.

“I argued against it at the time. I said both for Supreme Court and in Cabinet should be 60 because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship,” Schumer, a New York Democrat and the incoming Senate minority leader, told CNN’s Dana Bash.”

From CNN

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One More Meaningful American Standard Destroyed

One by one Barack Obama has methodically destroyed things that make Americans proud of their country. We live in the freest country in the world – or we did. Obama and his minions ha tried to see to it that we are no longer free and no longer proud to be Americans. He has only a few days remaining before he’s out of office. He is using those last days to do more damage. Now the Distinguished Public Service medal has been tainted to the point it no longer represents pride or good work.

“President Obama Awards Himself Distinguished Public Service Medal”

On Wednesday, President Obama added another prestigious medal to his Nobel Prize collection when he had Defense Secretary Ash Carter award him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Secretary Carter awarded his boss with the medal on January 4 during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the President held at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.

Carter insisted that the medal was a token of appreciation for Obama’s service as commander in chief, the Associated Press reported.”

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“Cruz, Heller and Rubio introduce bill to move embassy to Jerusalem”

“The 115th Congress started business today, and here was the first item on the table: Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Dean Heller (Nev.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act.”

This is important to Israel because the ancient city sits largely in the contested, but occupied by Israel, West Bank. The Obama administration has backed removing Israel from the West Bank. President-Elect Trump favors moving the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. It now appears he has support from some in the US Senate.

Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state of Israel, and that’s where America’s embassy belongs,” Rubio said in a statement. “It’s time for Congress and the President-Elect to eliminate the loophole that has allowed presidents in both parties to ignore U.S. law and delay our embassy’s rightful relocation to Jerusalem for over two decades.”

More at Israel Matzav

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