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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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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Time Magazine Has Certainly Changed

There was a time when Time, the weekly news magazine, was everywhere. Always a staple in waiting rooms, the stories just long enough to get you through a latte. But the magazine has fallen on hard times because of low readership. They have begun publishing more and more radical stuff. This is a cause vs. effect relationship but at this late date it’s hard to tell what =was the cause and what was the effect.

Today they tell us how to become a #resist-er. The article is actually an ad for Harvard university’s ‘Resistance school.

“A Step-By-Step Guide for Building the Resistance”

The raised fist is a common communist icon

At Harvard, progressive graduate students built Resistance School, a free training program for communities seeking to organize around issues and elections they care about. In April, the organization live-streamed its first four sessions on key skills required to take collective action. While we found there is no single way to resist, we learned some powerful lessons on the work ahead.”

Read the rest at Time


Who Is Actually Funding Leftist Violence?

George Soros, of course, but he’s not the biggest donor.

“Meet the leftist billionaire who outspends Soros on politics”

Most people who pay attention to politics assume that George Soros is the largest financier of leftist election candidates. While he may have the largest non-profit funding network, Soros is not the person who spent the most directly helping candidates through superPACs or other organizations in 2016. That person is Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund executive who made his fortune in the fossil fuel industry. The Washington Post reported Steyer spent $66.3 million helping Democrats in the 2016 cycle, and the Washington Times reports that the final spend was north of $85 million.

How much did legendary leftist George Soros spend in 2016? A meager $17.5 million.”

More at Conservative Review


So Dems Found Who Was Communicating With Wikileaks And Killed Him?

Let that be a lesson to other staffers for the Democrat National Committee.

“Investigator: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Communicating with WikiLeaks Prior to Death”

Seth Rich

New information has come out regarding the mysterious death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich almost a year ago. Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C., and although nothing was stolen from him, police have suggested the killing was a botched robbery. A private investigator is now claiming that police sources have told him that there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that shows he was emailing WikiLeaks prior to his death. The sources also say that they were told to “stand down” on investigating the crime.

The murder happened shortly before Wikileaks released emails that prompted the resignation of several Democrat leaders on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.”

From here

The investigators were told to, “Stand down”? Who told them that and why? That’s the same order that was given to rescue teams going to Benghazi.

But wait. There’s more:

From Fox5: “Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death”

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.”

Here is a nice image from another source:

Julian Assange on Seth Rich:

Related: “IRS Officials Claim Lives in Danger if They Testify About Tea Party Bias Case”

Lois Lerner

Current and former IRS officials are asking not to publicly testify about the agency’s alleged bias against Tea Party and other conservative organizations, claiming they are in danger if they do so.

Former official Lois Lerner and Holly Paz both argued in recent filings under seal in the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati that the death threats and other harassment they have faced take precedence over the public’s right to hear their testimony on the case of IRS bias against conservative groups, USA Today reported.”

From here

Much of the media is taking the position that the IRS people are afraid of reprisals from the Right but we on the right don’t operate like that. It’s rare for a conservative to become violent. It is not rare, though, for a Democrat to become violent. The deaths of Seth Rich and other Democrats have cast a pall on Democrat whistle blowers. It has made them afraid. It is designed to do that.

Update: “Law Enforcement Sources Confirm Family Private Investigator, Say Seth Rich Leaked 44,000+ Emails…”

From here

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NBC News Tries To Explain The Failure Of Venezuela…

… Without once mentioning socialism. This piece is supposed to be an explanatory one but it explains nothing. The whole problem there is the same problem that crops up every time socialists take control of a country’s economy. They try to manage it. When they do so they fail because economies are too complex to be centrally managed and because the leaders become corrupt and manage the economy for their own gain rather than for the good of the country.

“Venezuela Protests and Economic Crisis: What Is Going On?”

A man walks down the aisle of a destroyed grocery store in the capital Caracas. Miguel Gutierrez / EPA

Why are people protesting?
The economy is a mess.

Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is suffering from a deep recession and hyper-inflation. Prices rose by 800 percent in 2016, with the International Monetary Fund predicting inflation could hit 2,200 percent by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, the economy shrunk by 18.6 last year, according to Reuters.


The current protests were triggered by a Supreme Court decision to strip power from the National Assembly, the opposition-held Congress — a move widely thought to be aimed at concentrating power in the hands of Maduro’s increasingly unpopular government.”

More at NBC News


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.


“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


Venezuela’s Maduro Is Gonna Need More Riot Police

“Do not miss what’s happening in #Venezuela. 35 dead now in protests. President trying to rewrite constitution. A country near collapse.”

From here


So, Why Do They Cover Their Faces?

If they are so proud of their anti-fascist intent, why hide behind masks and bandannas? And why do they wear black and scream profanities? Why break things, set fires, and attack people?

It’s a puzzle.


For The Police Officers Among Us

“Threat From Antifa Against Police Must Be Taken Seriously – May Day Tweet”

This threat was made today, May 1st, in the United States, against our police officers here:

Please spread it around so it is seen by as many cops as possible. This is an ongoing threat that is not going away after today. Please be safe out there!


The photo was from France, but it was used by an “anarchist” in the U.S. to threaten police everywhere. American police officers need to keep foremost in mind the fact that Anti-fa, BAMN, and others on the far left hate all police, because they see police as the enforcers of the “unjust, imperialist, racist capitalist system” they wish to overthrow by means of a bloody “red” worldwide revolution. This should be no surprise, given the far left’s past pattern of targeting police for assassination and bombings. Remember the wave of attacks on police in the 60s and 70s by communist terrorists such as the Weather Underground. Expect more of the same, especially now that Anti-fa and others on the far left are increasingly finding themselves outmatched in straight up street confrontations with the men on the right (which includes so many retired cops and military veterans) they will resort to IEDs, just like the Weatherman terrorists of the 70s, and to sniper attacks on police, like in Dallas and Baton Rouge, last year. It is coming.”

From Oathkeepers

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What Else Would You Call It?

If you and a bunch of others go on a spree of violence, breaking private property, throwing fire bombs, injuring people, and challenging everyone else you are violating many laws and inciting terror in the minds of otherwise unaffected people.

These people were coddled by the Obama administration, the city of Portland’s leaders, and Oregon leaders. But there is a new sheriff in the White house who is calling terrorism what it is. Interestingly, the report that’s cited in this article doesn’t deal exclusively with Portland, Oregon. That city is simple mentioned as a troubled area.

“Homeland Security characterizes Portland’s anti-Trump riot as ‘terrorist violence:’ report”

A federal report links Portland’s post-election riot to “domestic terrorist violence” throughout the country, according to The Intercept.

The six-page report, jointly published by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center details an uptick in violence and crimes targeting North Carolina political party offices and staff members before and directly after the election of Donald Trump.

Footnotes cite a demonstration labeled a riot by Portland police and Inauguration Day violence and property damage in the nation’s capital as evidence of post-election anger that’s driving “domestic terrorist violence.”

More at Oregon Live


Antifa Leftists Hate You – And It’s Your Fault

The New York Times relocates the blame for the antifa violence from the violent to their victims. They start with the riots at the university of California at Berkeley.

The university breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday, but it criticized Ms. Coulter, who has a knack for provocation and a history of inviting disruption wherever she speaks, for being wanton and reckless given that it had offered to accommodate her at a later date after canceling her originally scheduled speech. The Berkeley chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks, said in a note to the campus, “This is a university, not a battlefield.”

So, you see, it’s her fault, not the people punching and hitting others over the head with steel objects.

As a matter of fact, the antifa protesters encountered something they never expected at Berkeley. Their victims fought back. Not only did they fight back, they routed the antifa goons. That must have smarted because they now have a new plan.

Under normal circumstances actions like this would be considered acts of desperation and the perpetrators would be known as ‘Losers’. No longer. They will be called heroes by supporters of the communist movement.

It will not be long before other, more deadly, missiles will be hurled by antifas. Communist uprisings always result in deaths.


So Far They’re Just Talking – Most Of Them

I would steer clear of any pro-Trump rally for several reasons. Some people, though, want a fight. Now it seems there are folks like that on both sides. All that can come of it is for the violence to become greater.

From Reddit’s Anarchism page.

The headline:

“The troubling implications of the conflict in Berkley today.”

Some of the comments:

In the aftermath of this event, It is time for some serious reflection. Now is not the time to sugar coat the truth, to revel in the feeling of success of a clean punch to a Nazi’s face, but rather to take a step back and ask what organizational steps can take place to stop this from happening again.


Yes, we seemed to have lost today. The alt-right held their ground. If we wanna take action against them, we need to be better organized and better trained. It doesn’t help that it’s only the far left opposing them, any trump supporter can be radicalized far easier than any liberal.
I hope we learn from today


“Better trained”
A shocking number of our comrades went in there with absolute no combat training. We need to set up seminars or something of the sort.


I honestly think we need a campaign to get more antifa armed. It seems that seems to be the biggest problem with our resistance. They’re mostly armed, why aren’t we?”

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The Reddit archive is interesting

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It’s Not The First Time Democrats Have Embraced Terrorism.

The Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democrats. Their function originally was to prevent newly franchised black people from voting or otherwise taking part in political functions.

Now they are aligning themselves with communists, socialists, and Islamists.


The Democrats have committed to overthrowing our government.

What does #Resistance really mean? It means the overthrow of our government.

In this century, Democrats rejected the outcomes of two presidential elections won by Republicans. After Bush won, they settled for accusing him of being a thief, an idiot, a liar, a draft dodger and a mass murderer. They fantasized about his assassination and there was talk of impeachment. But elected officials gritted their teeth and tried to get things done.

This time around it’s “radically” different.

The official position, from the Senate to the streets, is “Resistance.” Leftist media outlets are feeding the faithful a fantasy that President Trump will be brought down. There is fevered speculation about the 25th Amendment, a coup or impeachment due to whatever scandal has been manufactured last.”

More at Front Page Mag

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Betsy DeVos Gets Right To Work

Better would be to get government out of student loans entirely. Maybe that’s step 2 or something.

“Betsy DeVos Opens A Can On Student Debt Collecting- Erasing Obama Era Guidelines..”

In August of 2016, Obama’s administration proposed that the companies handling this debt load should shift focus from collecting the debt to helping the students manage their debt payments. This meant that real live customer service agents would take the place of the robocalls that start whenever you get behind on your debt.


Since the memorandums left by the previous administration was unclear, DeVos has now withdrawn them, presumably with the intent for students loans debt collection to get back into the business of collecting outstanding student loan debt.

She explained:

We have a duty to do right by both borrowers and taxpayers,” DeVos wrote.

“The student loan servicing procurement affords us a significant opportunity to improve outcomes and experiences for federal student loan borrowers, as well as demonstrate sound fiscal stewardship of public dollars,” she explained.

“We must create a student loan servicing environment that provides the highest quality customer service and increases accountability and transparency for all borrowers, while also limiting the cost to taxpayers.”

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About Time Someone Told The Snowflakes ‘No’

What does a bunch of kids do when the communist indoctrination they have received fails to work? Other far left college groups have created lists of demands and presented them to university heads. Some have gotten their way. This time, though, they encountered a leader who takes his job seriously. It’s his job to run the college and he’s not going to have a bunch of twenty-year-olds tell him how do it.

It’s apparent that they are at a loss for a while. Their trainers, though, have other plans. “This calls for a demonstration – a violent demonstration.” Watch for it.

“College president infuriates BLM, rejects their demands”

“What do we do now?”

The College of William and Mary’s BLM movement, named “Built on Our Backs,” issued demands to President W. Taylor Reveley III in a live-stream of the meeting to their Facebook page. The demands included a tenured diversity position, a required social justice course, an Africana Studies department, a zero-tolerance policy for racism, the hiring of more staff for W&M’s Center for Student Diversity, an emphasis on recruiting black students, and more employment and retention of black faculty.

President Reveley took issue with the nature of the group’s speech, suggesting that they try requests or suggestions instead of demands.

“I don’t deal in demands,” he said. “I don’t make demands of other people. I don’t expect to receive demands from people. I love to get suggestions, recommendations, strong arguments.”

The student activists weren’t pleased.”

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Corruption In California

Democrats in California have decided to charge the Center for Medial Progress with 15 felony charges for videotaping employees of Planned Parenthood offering to sell body parts from aborted babies. The people who made the decision to file these charges received tens of thousands of dollars from Planned Parenthood coffers.

From the Washington Free Beacon:

“Dems Behind CMP Charges Received $47,000 From Planned Parenthood Supporters”

The Democratic attorneys general who investigated and charged the two videographers behind the 2015 tapes revealing Planned Parenthood’s efforts to sell fetal tissue have received tens of thousands of dollars from abortion supporters.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress for violating the privacy of Planned Parenthood employees and abortion doctors by publicizing candid comments about their operations.


A review of federal campaign records reveals that Becerra and his predecessor, now-Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), have received tens of thousands of dollars from Planned Parenthood and other abortion activists over the years.”


From the Washington Examiner:

“Media silent on Planned Parenthood’s ties to lawmakers behind pro-life activist charges”

Planned Parenthood donated to the two California attorney generals responsible for bringing charges against the anti-abortion activists behind the fetal tissue scandal. The group also appears to have colluded with one of the State Attorneys in crafting legislation that would punish the undercover activists.

Though these ties are certainly worth mentioning in coverage of the charges, newsrooms have been conspicuously silent this week on both points. There’s nothing to be found in reports published by the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, USA Today and so on.”


This Doesn’t Look Good

“Gun-Totin’ Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon?”

Hey, lefties with guns, that’s cool.

At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth.”

Counter-demonstrators at the MAGA march included heavily-armed Brown Berets, anarchists, and assorted left-wingers.

The Phoenix John Brown Gun Club’s Motto: “Putting The Red Back In Redneck”.

More at the Phoenix New Times


San Francisco Moonbats Seek To Punish Businesses That Bid On Border Wall

There is no freedom in the City By The Bay. It’s run by power-mad leftists who seek to control others through the use of force. We, here at the Real Revo, have often observed that socialism is such a bad idea that it has always required force to bring people and companies into line with its tenets. Here we see another case of the truth behind that observation.

It is fair to ask if any business that is run by people who want their company to succeed should even consider doing business in San Francisco. The people who run the city are entirely willing to change the rules after agreeing to a contract. If your business finds one city official who is somehow offended by something you did, said, or allegedly said, he or she have the power – and the inclination – to destroy both you and your company.

“2 SF supes seek to punish companies for bidding on border wall”

Any company looking at President Trump’s proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as a business opportunity may soon want to reconsider if it wants to do business with San Francisco.

Two supervisors will introduce legislation Tuesday that would bar San Francisco from contracting with companies that seek a deal to work on the wall during the bidding period, regardless of whether the companies win a contract.

“It is time to move beyond symbolism and use the power we have as a city to fight for the values we hold most dear,” said Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who is introducing the legislation with Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

“What we are saying is that we are not going to spend billions of dollars and line the pockets of businesses that engage in work that goes against the values that we hold most dear,” she said.”

More at the San Francisco Chronicle

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Two Views Of Socialism

Ami Horowitz compares the images many Americans have of socialism with the reality that is Venezuela. The reality is far, far different than the concept that has been sold to the west. The people in power have what they want and take whatever they don’t have. The poor people are robbed, beaten, and killed. Often by agents of the government.

“I would advise Americans to not commit to that madness.”


The ‘Get To Cuba Before It’s Ruined’ Crowd Isn’t Going To Cuba

When President Obama removed the US travel ban to Socialist ‘Paradise’ Cuba a group of neo-socialsts all got together and declared thet wanted to see the ‘Paradise’ before it was westernized with clean hotels, fast food joints, and jobs.

It appears they are staying home instead. Home is where there are clean hotels, decent restaurants, and jobs.

“U.S. airlines flee Castro’s island hellhole”

Today, JetBlue has cut back its flights “to better match demand.” And in the last few days, it has been joined by two other airliners, Silver and Frontier, fleeing for their lives like Marielitos. They all said demand isn’t what they expected.

This is a fancy way of saying what’s really going on: Cuba is a tourist hellhole. The service stinks, the amenities are gross, the place is thick with thieves and woman-gropers, the cost is high, and the alternatives are out there. In fact, the Caribbean is loaded with pleasant, accommodating destinations well worth a tourist’s dollar for a vacation. Taking a vacation at a communist military-run resort really falls more into the Gulag category.

How is this for tourist hell? Observers noticed Cuban customs officials rummaging through tourist luggage and taking what they wanted. When the tourists complained, they were thrown in jail.”

More at American Thinker


Obamacare Was Sold With Lies. Now Democrats Are Fighting Its Replacement With Lies.

Remember, “If you like your policy you can keep your policy”? How about, Every family will save 2,400 in healthcare premiums”?

“The CBO Didn’t Say Anything About 24 Million ‘Losing’ Insurance”

But that’s the Democrat talking point. You hear it everywhere.

Nowhere in the Congressional Budget Office’s projections about the American Health Care Act did the agency say the bill would cause 24 million to “lose” coverage—cancel it or take it from them. The report, rather, estimated that the total number of individuals insured under the Republican plan would eventually be 24 million fewer than the total insured under Obamacare. Why is that?

At the outset, it’s because some consumers would choose not to buy insurance if they’re not penalized for lacking it. “CBO and [the Joint Committee on Taxation] estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law. Most of that increase would stem from repealing the penalties associated with the individual mandate,” the report reads. “Some of those people would choose not to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under current law only to avoid paying the penalties, and some people would forgo insurance in response to higher premiums.”

It’s all screeching lies. The plan is set to remove the mandate that Americans Must buy health insurance. When that happens it is expected that many, especially younger, healthy people, will decide to not buy it. Claiming that they will Lose insurance is a lie and nothing less.

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ACLU Has Gone Full Retard

Or, perhaps, Full Temper Tantrum. There are two stories this morning. Yahoo has this:

“How the ACLU is gearing up to take on Trump, one city at a time”

They have their panties in a wad because Hillary Clinton was beaten fairly by Donald J. Trump and his flyover supporters. Imagine: He wants to actually enforce existing laws.

An ACLU legal observer with Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., during the protest against the administration’s travel ban at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Jan. 29. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Trump’s administration is currently asking for cooperation from local law enforcement for the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration and on immigration from certain predominantly Muslim countries. The ACLU’s new strategy is designed to pressure city officials to reject that request. According to an ACLU strategy memo, the group is pushing local authorities to force the federal agencies focused on immigration enforcement to jump through a set of legal hoops that will “impede objectionable policies the president is pursuing.”

The ACLU has always leaned left. Now it seems that the frustrated progressives among them have taken over the group.

Then there is this story from the Washington Pos:

“ACLU is leading a million-dollar resistance effort against Trump’s policies”

A million bucks. Imagine that. In American politics it takes hundreds of millions to affect changes but ACLU has dedicated one million.

ACLU resistance training in Florida

People Power debuted this weekend in south Florida and, by the organization’s estimate, at thousands of weekend house parties nationwide. Everyone who showed up received a nine-point plan to turn blue America into a network of “freedom cities” by defying the president’s executive orders, his health-care agenda and his Justice Department. Anyone who missed it could click on, the latest catchall website to find actions that would get results.”

The People Power logo is three different colored communist clenched fists.



Violence But Not In Cedar Rapids Yet

A few images of the riot in Berkeley, California. Supporters of President Trump rallied at a park in Berkeley. Anti-Trump protesters showed up, many wearing black and covering their faces. Here are a few images of the resulting fracas. Protesters showed up with metal pipes, sticks, and baseball bats. One was found to have a dagger. Images are from the San Francisco Chronicle where there are even more.


Did Obama Care More About Politics Than The Country?

Donald Trumps says Obama had federal agencies tap the phones in Trump Tower.

From the UK Sun:

“Donald Trump claims Barack Obama ‘had his wires tapped in Trump Tower before US election win’”

Joel Pollack at Breitbart has the story – including a timeline as put together by radio host Mark Levin:

Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.
Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation.

Drawing on sources including the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is already publicly known. The following is an expanded version of that case, including events that Levin did not mention specifically but are important to the overall timeline.”

National Review takes a bit more careful approach to the story:

“The idea that FISA could be used against political enemies always seemed far-fetched. Now it might not be.”

The grounds for the wiretap were Trump’s alleged connection to Russian banks. Those allegations were found to be meaningless but the wiretaps continued:

What we have, however, suggests that someone at the FBI initially had concerns that banking laws were being violated, but when the Bureau looked into it, investigators found no crimes were being committed. Rather than drop the matter for lack of evidence of criminal offenses, the Justice Department and FBI pursued it as a national-security investigation.”

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