Saturday, December 26, 2015

op ed review 12/27

Outside the Beltway, the right is livid with new Speaker Paul Ryan’s trillion-dollar spending deal with Democrats.

Longtime conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly unloaded on Republicans in Congress for passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill last week: “This is a betrayal of the grassroots and of the Republican Party…….We thought we were electing a different crowd to stand up for America, and they didn’t…..Nancy Pelosi couldn’t have engineered it any better. I think the people are going to react by electing Donald Trump.”
On cue, Nancy Pelosi brags that speaker Ryan and the GOP  “gave away the store” to democrats in spending bill.

Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced he is abandoning the Republican Party in disgust over the move by the GOP-led Congress last week to pass the spending bill.

Imagine if they had done this to Obama. Washington Post pulls online cartoon late Tuesday that depicted Ted Cruz's young daughters as trained monkeys.

It probably does here too:  UK Central Bank Report confirms Immigration Leads To Lower Wages For Nearly 1/4 Of Britons

Watchdog Names Hillary 'Worst Ethics Violator' Of 2015,  “In a League of her own..”

Planned Parenthood is perfectly fine with HIV-positive people who want to hide their status from their sexual partners, declaring it a “human right”.  It’s all spelled out in International Planned Parenthood Federation’s booklet for HIV-positive youth, “Healthy, Happy and Hot.”

Whoops.  Hillary Clinton claimed during a primary debate on Saturday that Donald Trump's heated anti-Muslim rhetoric had become a recruiting tool for the Middle Eastern terrorists.  Fact checkers have shown that he’s not.  But a propaganda video the ISIS terror army released last month in several languages used the image of former U.S. President Bill Clinton as a rallying point, calling him a 'fornicator'.  The four-minute video, titled 'No Respite,' urges male Muslims to take up the cause of the ISIS 'caliphate' and counter the influence of America and its ‘fornicators’.

Obama administration Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good…..”Fierce opposition has come from African governments and private organizations, which accuse the United States of cultural imperialism. Pressing gay rights on an unwilling continent, they say, is the latest attempt by Western nations to impose their values on Africa.”

Judge rules in favor of Seattle’s gun tax.


David Horowitz:  “(Note: This article is not an endorsement of Donald Trump or any candidate. It is a plea to conservatives to disband their circular firing squad and direct their attacks at the appeasers among us, and the saboteurs of the war against radical Islamic terrorists.) ……The only serious fire coming from the Republican side is directed at Donald Trump.  (Think about it – all the Democrats need is a damaged Trump. Then they can condemn Republicans for merely associating with him.) If Republicans want to join Democrats and match their viciousness in taking down the Republican front-runner, Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president…..How much innocent blood do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have on their hands? How much innocent blood will be spilled in the next four years if Clinton is elected? These are the questions Republicans should be asking, not whether Donald Trump is a bigot. He obviously is not.  Impolitic yes. Racist no. Donald Trump has many faults but lack of political courage is not one of them. He seems motivated by concern for the pit into which this country has fallen under an administration with catastrophic priorities and uncertain loyalties. That is what Republicans need to think about when framing their next attacks. Otherwise the future is dim indeed.”

Glenn Beck:  “Trump is not a true conservative….I won’t vote for Hillary Clinton, and I won’t vote for Donald Trump. I just won’t.”
Sean Hannity “defends Trump from Glenn Beck pouncing, explains 'the Donald's' huge appeal, cautions against being so 'dismissive'”

Limbaugh:  I tell you, folks, for all of you people who have complained and whined about the media over the years, and how unfair they are to Republicans and how unfair that makes the whole process and, ‘What are we gonna do?’ You need to be studying Donald Trump….he is playing the media like a Stradivarius”

George Will:  “If Trump wins the nomination, prepare for the end of the conservative party…….Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump”

Charles Krauthammer:  “Trump’s recklessness threatens the GOP…..Republicans have an unusually talented field with a good chance of winning back the presidency. Do they really want to be dragged into the swamps — right now, on immigration — that will make that prospect electorally impossible?”

Michael Medved:  “Trump’s imperial ego makes Obama’s surly intransigence look as accommodating as Mr. Rogers’ neighborliness.”

Michael Savage:  Trump is the “Winston Churchill of our time.”

R. Emmet Tyrrell Jr.: 
I shall vote for whomever the Republicans nominate…..If Donald Trump wins the nomination I shall vote for him, invest in the stock market, and bid adieu to ISIS and to illegal immigrants from our shores.”

Quinnipiac poll says half of U.S. voters say they would be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as president (If you read a little farther, 35 % would be embarrassed to have Hillary)

But “Polls may actually underestimate Trump's support, study finds”

Long-time conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly believes that the only person who can save America from the precipice of disaster is Donald J. Trump. In a weekend interview with WND, Schlafly said of the GOP front-runner, “He does look like he’s the last hope [for America]. We don’t hear anybody saying what he’s saying. In fact, most of the people who ought to be lining up with him are attacking him.”

PJ Media’s Roger Simon:  “Whether Trump realizes it or not, and I think he does, the situation in the USA has outgrown the finer points of political theory -- left, right and center or anywhere in between.  It's far graver than that. Barack Obama has murdered America's magnificent sense of optimism -- the very thing that made this country unique,  that propelled this country, and therefore much of the world, forward in a generally positive way through Republican and Democratic administrations. Now it's the reverse. America, the global leader, is a despondent, pessimistic country, leaving a void to be filled by the worst imaginable actors like ISIS.   Donald Trump wants to make her great again. Bravo for him.  That is something we should all be applauding this Christmas.  In fact, it is the most important thing of all. So if Donald does get the nomination, that's what I'll be focusing on. Indeed, I'll be focusing on that too if it goes to someone else.  First, we need our country back.  We can worry about the ideological implications later. Merry Xmas.”

"You know, we don't even need a Republican Party if they're gonna do this (the spending deal)…..You know, just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it, because that's what's happening anyway."
         -Rush Limbaugh

“At least two-thirds of (the federal budget) can be described as Congress taking the earnings of one American to give to another. I personally believe in helping one’s fellow man in need. Doing so by reaching into one’s own pockets is laudable and praiseworthy. Doing so by reaching into another’s pockets is evil and worthy of condemnation.”
        -Walter Williams

After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits.

Three Global Warming Stories the Media Don´t Want You To See

A stunning new development is creating waves across the global warming community of activists with a report from NASA that burning carbon fuels actually lowers the temperatures in local environments. According to a new report in the Express, the result throws “into doubt” many of the major theories about what causes temperatures to rise.

Drudge is touting the “record heat” forecast for Christmas Eve, even though most of the country will be below normal temperature.  Christmas Eve 1955 was much warmer.

An Islamic State mortar attack on a school for girls has killed nine students and injured another 20 in an attack in north east Syria.

Beauty queen crowned the first Miss Iraq since 1972 'is warned she will be abducted if she does not join ISIS in chilling phonecall' 

God Bless the USA Christmas Lights

“To disprove the rumor that the DNC hopes no one sees the Dem debates, Debbie Wasserman Schultz immediately scheduled another for Dec. 32.”
                   -Twitter satirist

“I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”
                  -Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, December 20, 2015

op ed review 12/20

Conservatives give Paul Ryan a pass on budget deal they despise
Sessions: Omnibus Explains Why ‘Voters Are In Open Rebellion’
The deal provides more than $1.6 billion to resettle illegal immigrants arriving at the U.S. border through 2018.
Illegals Enjoy New TX Facility...'They Have Indoor Pool, It's Awesome!'
White House Praises Spending Deal With GOP Congress: ´We Succeeded´
Democratic leaders are unanimous in declaring a complete victory over House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)and his close allies.
Limbaugh: Might as well disband the Republican Party...”GOP Sells America Down the River” “Washington Times:  "White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle." That headline's a misnomer.  There was never a battle.  None of this was opposed.  The Republican Party didn't stand up to any of it, and the die has been cast for a long time on this.”

While Paul Ryan’s omnibus spending bill does not provide funding for the mandatory completion of a 700-mile double-layer border fence that Congress promised the American people nearly a decade ago when it passed the 2006 Secure Fence Act, Paul Ryan has constructed a nice security fence around his own property.

70 percent of Americans now believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction and only 43 percent approve of Barack Obama’s job performance as president.

Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward is set to formally resign her seat to focus on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Trump´s Primary Lead Is Bigger Than HIllary´s

Kurt Russell blasts gun control push: “I think it’s absolutely insane”

Review affirms Clinton server emails were ´top secret,´ despite department challenge.

Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists

U.S. has carefully mapped Islamic State propaganda centers but won't launch strikes over fear of civilian deaths.

An evangelical preacher from Northern Ireland who branded Islam satanic has been charged with spreading a "grossly offensive" message. In a May 2014 sermon, James McConnell told worshippers at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast: "Islam is heathen. Islam is satanic."
A Brooklyn Civil Court judge is sworn in using a Koran.
“The next affirmative action group will be Muslims”
Some parents in a Minnesota school district are questioning a choir teacher’s decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert that includes Arabic words, including the phrase “Allahu Akbar.”

Bergdahl to face court martial.

Meat-lovers, prepare to shove this in the face of all your vegetarian friends. According to a new study from Carnegie Mellon, a vegetarian diet could be worse for the environment than a carnivorous one.

Chris Matthews was asked if he still has a ‘Thrill Up His Leg” over Obama.  : ‘Go to Hell’  was the reply.

Already struggling with finances, the Democratic Party has drafted a plan to have taxpayers help pay about $20 million for next summer’s nominating convention.

Cuba Begins to Re-Imprison Political Dissidents ‘Freed’ Under Obama Deal

Donald Trump has hit a new milestone in national polling, garnering 41% of the Republican vote in a new national poll.

“New Hampshire Democrats have an important choice to make on Feb. 9. And the choice is clear: Donald Trump for President. For decades, Trump has consistently supported bigger government, and ridiculed conservative principles……”

A laundry list of reasons why not to vote for Trump because he´s really a Democrat.

Does Donald Trump represent the end of the conservative movement?

“As I argue with Trump supporters…..something about the Donald’s following is beginning to make sense to me. Despite all the talk about “Making America Great Again” and defeating his foes, foreign and domestic, Trump is selling a rather different product to many disaffected Americans: an opportunity for a glorious, thrilling defeat. As a native Southerner, I am familiar with the appeal of this product. It’s what Lost Cause literature is about.”

“As a young man, I learned that sometimes that hot chick you´re dating is also completely crazy and, as much fun as it is to go out with her, it´s going to end badly. That´s Donald Trump, the super hottie of the "I Hate the GOP Establishment with a Burning Passion That Has Rendered Me Insusceptible to Reason" crew.”

World Leftist Elites go after Trump with a vengeance 

So Why Trump?” An August post at Freerepublic answers:
1. Illegal immigration is the only issue; if it's not stopped soon, America will become like California -- a demographic one-party state.
2. Politics is about name-recognition and none of the other candidates besides Trump has the name recognition to challenge Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton.
Therefore, Trump is the only candidate with a chance to win who has promised to do the only thing that matters.

Ann Coulter: “Only 'President Trump' Can Save Us From Turning Into 'Uganda'”

Must be the global warming:  Denver Breaks 1897 Snowfall Record...

In Iran, sharing photos on mobile apps can mean jail

Islamic State Issues Fatwa Against Children with Down Syndrome, Murders 38 Disabled Infants

Saudi Arabia orders execution of teenager for attending a PROTEST when he was 15.

Four years before the San Bernadino shooters killed 14 people, Farook plotted with a friend and neighbor to kill as many people as possible during a “rush hour” attack on a highway in California, Their plans were diabolical. Trapping drivers with pipe bombs on a major highway where there were no exits nearby; then executing them in their automobiles - and then firing on the first responders as they would have arrived?

Jihadis send letters to EU civilians ordering them to convert or die.

In what may be the worst series of attacks by the liberal media on Ted Cruz, Monday’s Nightly Show on Comedy Central featured host Larry Wilmore declaring that the “creepy” Cruz may be mentally disturbed with guest Aida Rodriguez firmly asserting that, if elected, Cruz’s agenda would be to “do everything the KKK does.”
For political veterans, much of what we´re starting to hear about Ted Cruz has an eerily familiar ring. Too extreme. Unelectable. Scares people. A radical, not a conservative. The American people will hear a lot about Cruz´s extremism in the year ahead, just as they were told about Reagan’s. It may cause them to hesitate before supporting him.

“There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; it is due to the restrictions placed on them by the Obama administration. I was a firsthand witness to how these policies deliberately prevented scrutiny of Islamist groups. The two San Bernardino jihadists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, may have benefited from the administration’s closure of an investigation I initiated on numerous groups infiltrating radicalized individuals….”

How much more slaughter of innocents in the name of Islam do we need to endure before the free nations of the world wake up and admit that we are at war with the ideology of Islamism? We are in a global struggle of a magnitude we have not seen since the end of the Cold War — and this time we are fighting an enemy whose natural constituency includes almost one-fourth of the world’s population. The steady drumbeat of Islamist violence around the world has now reached a climax with the horrific atrocities in Paris and San Bernardino.

With polls showing she may have bitten off more than she can chew in the presidential race, Carly Fiorina has made a spoof video in which she’s surrounded by puppies and tells one pooch, “Obama ate your cousin. Vote Republican.” The reference is to the president’s memoir, in which he writes that he tried dog meat as a boy living in Indonesia.