Comey Fired, About Time

History will not treat Comey well. James Comey will forever go down in history for declaring that Hillary Clinton violated the law through her serious security lapses with State Department e-mails but was not going to be prosecuted because she didn’t “intend” to violate the law. Right there he was acting as the Attorney General rather than the investigator. A multitude of legal experts agree that he exceeded his authority with his statements about Hillary Clinton at that time. His sole function was to enforce our national laws through the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She clearly violated security regulations and she knew about them because she enforced them within the State Department. He botched an investigation and made it political.

Tucker Carlson, Fox News commentator, had the best interview about the firing with former District of Columbia attorney Joseph DiGenova. DiGenova worked with the FBI for many years so he is very knowledgeable about how a Director of the FBI should function.

Carlson simply asked him, “How did this happen?” James Comey violated Justice Department regulations according to DiGenova. He elaborated by stating, “James Comey is a danger to the country. He surrounds himself with his own cult of personality.  He believes he is the last righteous man standing.  When he held that news conference on July 5th and accused Hillary Clinton and then exonerated her, he violated every rule and regulation of the Department of Justice.  He should have been fired that day.” So I have to ask Democrats and leftists, why didn’t Obama fire him?

DiGenova elaborated on Comey’s transgressions by saying, “His job is to investigate and give the evidence to the Department of Justice and let them decide. He usurped the function of every prosecutor in the Justice Department.  He should have been fired that day.” So again, why didn’t Obama fire him?

“He violated every known rule of the Department of Justice,” stated DiGenova. Since it was clear that Comey was not following regulations, Obama had justification for firing him.  The question remains, why didn’t he? Weird!

Once the announcement of Comey’s firing came out, Democrats and the left wing media immediately criticized Trump for doing so.  Yet months ago they were calling for Comey’s head and wanted him fired. When asked about this, DiGenova gave a classic response. “If it wasn’t for double standards, the Democrats wouldn’t have standards. They have no principles.” Yes! True! True! True! They are hypocrites.

As usual, the Democrats and the left are more concerned about demeaning Trump and obstructing his draining of the swamp because they are the swamp. They put party politics above the safety, security and welfare of the American people. DiGenova was right on target when he said, “They have no principles.”

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Sanctuary Cities Deadly For Criminals

I predicted that sanctuary cities would become the homes of many of our illegal aliens and that crime would explode in these cities. The lack of cooperation with federal officials in turning over criminals and providing safe havens for them naturally would attract more and more criminals to move into these sanctuaries. Only an idiot would think otherwise but this nation has a lot of liberal misguided idiots.

Each week stories are breaking about how crime is increasing in these cities and overwhelming the police. Chicago is on the same murderous path with over 200 deaths so far.  This is only one statistic because it doesn’t include people shot and wounded.

Now the mayor of Baltimore has asked the FBI for help. To quote Mayor Catherine Pugh, “Murder is out of control.” She is correct. The murder rate has shattered a 20 year record and the year is not even over.  A new murder record will be established by December 30, 2017.

But wait, wasn’t this the city that prosecuted police officers in the van death of Fred Gray? Yes! Wasn’t this the city where the city prosecutor tried to convict six police officers in his death? Yes! Wasn’t this the city that lost the cases because even a black judge said the cases lacked merit? Yes! Wasn’t this the city where as a result of a lack of support by the city’s administration many of the police officers moved to other communities to serve or retired? Yes!

Chicago, Baltimore and other sanctuary cities are experiencing the same massive crime wave because of the wrong-headed policies of the Democrats. Common sense will tell you “sanctuary” status is a magnet for the criminal element in our nation.  They will flood into these urban centers knowing the federal authorities are being defied.

Adding fuel to the sanctuary city fire is a new unclassified FBI report. The FBI Office of Partner Engagement Report declared that police are no longer engaging in proactive policing in these cities.

It all began in 2014 with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It became the spark for the liberal leftist social justice movement to “made it socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement.”

According to FBI spokesman Matthew Bertron, “Nearly every police official interviewed agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders [publicly] stood against them, but also that the politicians’ words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting.”  The politicians he mentioned were the liberal Democrats, including President Obama, who used every opportunity to criticize, mock and denigrate the police.

The criminal element is concentrating in the sanctuary cities. They have become war zones. Despite the obvious, the Democrats continue to defy the federal government and refuse to cooperate with them. Yet their police forces are being overwhelmed. Police are retiring, moving to jobs in other locales or now being proactive because of what the liberals have spawned. Rather than work with the feds to stamp down on crime, they play opposition politics to the detriment of the poor innocent people who cannot move away from the violence. The innocent non-criminal citizens of these cities don’t matter in their eyes. Politics is what is important.

The only fortunate thing is that the criminals are killing the criminals. As police enforcement declines, crime will continue to become more rampant. Chicago and Baltimore should serve as warnings of what lies ahead. But the warnings will NOT be heeded. Instead, Democratic Party politicians will continue to allow the mayhem to continue to because in their minds it is politically the thing to do.

Eventually, those who can move, including companies, will leave the sanctuary cities for safer areas. This will result in lost revenues and higher taxes to make up the difference. The cities will become poor areas that will deteriorate so much that nobody will want to live there. But you can be sure the politicians will blame others for their misguided and just plain stupid decisions to be “sanctuary” cities. It doesn’t have to be if they come to their senses.

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Deaf, Dumb and Blind Democrats

I am always amazed how Democrats remain steadfast in their ideals and support for Obama’s failed left-wing policies.  Rather than cut loose from policies that don’t work such as ObamaCare, they defend and continue to support what is very obviously a disaster. Every year of ObamaCare has witnessed a financial money pit that has sent our national debt spiraling up, up and up. It was deliberately written in such a convoluting way that even after it was passed without reading (which is a stain on the voting record of the Democrats), people still could not comprehend it. In addition, it just doesn’t work as reported by the major insurance companies who have withdrawn from the insurance exchanges.

Then there is the national debt which established a new historical record for the Obama Administration.  It was $10 trillion when he entered office.  It was close to $20 trillion when he left office. So over 8 years the Obama Administration with the support of the Democrats and some Republicans accumulated a debt equal to what all presidents had created over a 225 year period. Not a good record but one that the Democrats defend.

The Democrats have also been silent about the Inspector General’s Office issued a damning report about the financial mismanagement of the Housing and Urban Development Department. According to the Inspector General, HUD cost the nation $516.4 billion dollars because of “weak internal controls over financial reporting which led to errors and delays in preparing financial statements; several ‘significant deficiencies’; and instances of noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.” Yes, “noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations!” Yet this gross mismanagement and waste of money doesn’t seem to bother the Democrats. It was the worst case of financial mismanagement according to the Inspector General. Yet there was no outcry from the Democrats about how how HUD engaged in what was obviously criminal activity.

Then there was the diplomacy of Obama and his “leading from behind” strategy in fighting aggression and terrorism. “I think he left a more dangerous world,” Barry Pavel, senior director for defense policy and strategy on the U.S. National Security Council staff from 2008 to 2010 said about Obama’s soft approach to aggression and terrorism.

“In Syria, a major mistake was treating it like a humanitarian crisis, when it was a major national security crisis that has caused destabilization on our closest allies in Europe,” Pavel said, “Syria has been a source of terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States, and future attacks.”

“Potential adversaries know we had the capability, but not the will” to strike out at aggressive actions by certain nations against their neighbors or their own people, Pavel, who is director at Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, said. “Because they knew that the Obama administration would never use military force for any purpose, they felt free to conduct their coercive actions in the South China Seas, the Russians went into Iran and Syria and North Korea accelerated their nuclear arms program.”

Again Democrats praised Obama’s “leading from behind” policy.  To them, they think Obama made the world safer despite the growth of North Korea’s nuclear proliferation, Russian aggression, Chinese expansion into the South China Sea, Iran’s increasing sponsorship of terrorism, explosion of terror attacks outside and inside the United States, the birth of ISIS, etc. under the Obama watch.

Remember Obama repeatedly stated that the greatest danger to the United States was not terrorism or foreign aggression but CLIMATE CHANGE. Well in 8 years he never accomplished anything to reduce climate change except to spend money on “green energy” which cannot supply our nation’s needs.  Germany learned that lesson decades ago after it had a “green energy” revolution that was an expensive disaster.

Perhaps what is most puzzling is their lemming like following of Obama’s national political agenda. In simple terms, they lost political power by following the far-left policies of Obama. Here are the statistics showing what they lost:

  • Democrats surrendered the White House to non politician President Donald J. Trump.
  • Democrats ran the Senate and House in 2009. Now they control neither.
  • US Senate seats slipped from 58 to 46, (not counting the Independents that vote Democrat and special Massachusetts election)
  • US House seats fell from 256 to 194.
  • Democrat State Legislative seats decreased by 959.
  • Democrat Governorships slid from 28 to 16.
  • State legislatures (both chambers) plunged from 27 to 14, down 48 percent
  • Trifectas (states with Democrat governors and both legislative chambers) cratered from 17 to 6, down 65 percent.

A sane and astute group of politicians would have changed their policies by learning from their mistakes.  Not the Democrats!

They refuse to admit their loss of power was due to over-bearing regulations that stifled business growth, laws like ObamaCare that created a plethora of part-time jobs, negotiations that increased an unfavorable balance of trade, limited banks ability to lend money to new businesses, campaigned on social issues that only impacted a tiny segment of our national population, not enforcing existing laws against illegal criminals, etc. Compounding the situation, they went on a spending spree that achieved nothing significant for the average American.  As a matter of fact, government statistics show that the middle class decreased by 7% and fell below the 50% mark for the first time in ages.

To pay for their spending, they taxed, taxed, taxed to the point that Democratic controlled states have the highest debts, the greatest crime, rampant corruption and decreasing populations. People are fleeing the Democratic liberal bastions for the lower taxed Republican states. Yet they continue to double-down on their failed policies and ignore reality.

Unbelievably, they are like psychopaths who blame others for their failures. But this is not surprising, Democrats under Obama called all who opposed their wrong-headed policies racists. That was the easy thing to do.  Unfortunately, they are in a political trough that is leading them into a political abyss. They think they will start to recoup their power in the 2018 Congressional elections with the same tired agenda that Hillary Clinton ran on 2016.  It didn’t work then so why would it work now?

Einstein’s adage that “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity” applies to the Democrats. They are out-of-touch with reality and what the American want and need.

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Make Love, Not War

Josh Fox, a liberal filmmaker, posted on Facebook that the way to fight terrorism is to win the fight with love not using a massive bomb like the one dropped by our military on the ISIS Afghanistan cave complex.  He accused Trump of being a mass murderer for using MOAB. He believes that if you love your enemies, you can defeat them.

Two other filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney are giving him a chance to put his view into practice. They have a fund raising campaign to send him to Afghanistan. The trip includes all flight expenses and two nights in a hotel along with a dozen roses to give to ISIS members to demonstrate how much he loves them. So far they have collected 46% of the necessary funds.

If you want to send Josh Fox to defeat the ISIS terrorists through love, you can donate by going to this site:

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It is a strategy that is sure to rid the world of terrorists. What an awesome tactic.

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Obama Had The Worst Economic Growth Record

It is official. According to the Commerce Department, President Obama had the worst economic record out of the 12 presidents since World War II. They confirmed that it was the fourth worst in the entire history of the United States.

The fourth quarter of 2016 was 2.1% for a grand total of 1.6% for the entire year.  He has the dubious distinction of being the ONLY president never to achieve 3% growth during his entire presidency.

In addition, he left the USA in deep debt by almost doubling our nation debt.  It was $10 trillion when he became president but his economic policies resulted in a $19 trillion debt when he left office. The $9 trillion he accumulated is a negative record because he outspent ALL presidents since George Washington.

This is an exceedingly poor record yet liberals and Democrats praise him as being one of the greatest presidents. It only showcases their ignorance and lack of concern for the American people.

Here is the Commerce Department’s Presidential Growth Tally:

  • Johnson (1964-68), 5.3 percent
  • Kennedy (1961-63), 4.3 percent
  • Clinton (1993-2000), 3.9 percent
  • Reagan (1981-88), 3.5 percent
  • Carter (1977-80), 3.3 percent
  • Eisenhower (1953-60), 3 percent
  • Nixon (1969-74), 2.8 percent
  • Ford (1975-76), 2.6 percent
  • H.W. Bush (1989-92), 2.3 percent
  • W. Bush (2001-08), 2.1 percent
  • Truman (1946-52), 1.7 percent
  • Obama (2009-16), 1.6 percent
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Socialist Paradise: Why aren’t American Socialist moving to Venezuela?

American Socialists, including many college professors, are critical of capitalism while proclaiming the merits of socialism. So my question to these socialist is, “Why are you not moving out of the US into the socialist paradise of Venezuela?”

Venezuela went through a transition from a democratic capitalist nation under Hugo Chavez to socialism years ago. He appealed to the proletariat or lower classes to support his socialist ideals.  He promised them a better life. His socialist government would produce a leveling of the classes by taking the wealth or the rich and give it to the poor. Sounded good and so the ignorant and poor rallied behind him. As he assumed more and more power, they waited for their lives to improve. After all, he was their Robin Hood.

Chavez’s appeal came through political statements like this: “The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there’s no dictatorship here.” His words were accepted without question because his socialism promised the people of Venezuela a paradise on earth. He told them, “The left is back, and it’s the only path to get out of the spot to which the right has sunk us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.”

Chavez died of cancer a few years ago but before his death he picked his successor to carry on his work of creating a socialist paradise. The man he selected was Nicolas Maduro.

Over a hundred years ago, Lenin declared, “The goal of Socialism is Communism.” History has verified the truth of Lenin’s statement. And Communism always turns into a dictatorship.

This week President Nicolas Maduro tried to turn Venezuela into a leftist dictatorship. President Maduro’s servile Supreme Court dissolved the democratic elected National Assembly. The court announced that hence forth they would make the laws of the nation.

The court’s announcement set off a fire storm among the other Latin American nations. They poured scorn on the court’s decision and obvious attempt to impose a one-man rule. Within days, the pressure was so great the Venezuelan court back off their power grab for Maduro.

Despite the reversal, Maduro still reigns as a dictator. The path to dictatorship started with Chavez when he wiped out many of the opposition newspapers and imprisoned political opponents. Maduro just continued Chavez’s policies. He imprisoned those who opposed his rule without trials, crushed violently any protests and cancelled elections. Anybody who criticized his government faced imprisonment thus stifling free speech.

Behind his brutal rule is his socialist paradise.  It is a disaster. He and Chavez turned an oil rich nation into a poor nation. The national currency the “bolivar” is practically worthless. People must pay for the limited goods available with suitcases of money.  This is a fact. Food is scarce and people are starving because the government controls food production and prices.

There is universal health care but it is a disaster. Under government control, it is bureaucrats who make the decisions about the treatments people receive. Rather than receive timely and good access to medicines and hospital care, the people receive subpar medical treatment if they can get it.  The norm is that people who need major surgery or medical care must wait on an average as much as 9 months to two years for medical help.  Part of the problem according to their doctors is that the medical system is overwhelmed and the government has limited financing for the system. Over 2,000 doctors have left Venezuela producing a doctor shortage.  These doctors have reported that the government handicapped their ability to treat patients by NOT maintaining the diagnostic equipment used in the hospitals. Over 90% of the diagnostic machines are inoperable thus limiting prognosis of illnesses.

Now the ignorant and poor who thought their lives would improve under socialism find themselves worse off today than under the old days of capitalism. Maduro’s government has suppressed violently their protests. Reporters from Latin America have cited long lines of people waiting for hours for food to be distributed by the government. The government wouldn’t even allow its citizens to go to neighboring nations to get food except on certain occasions when the government allows it.  It is that bad.

So back to my original question! If socialism is so good, why aren’t those leftists who praise socialism moving to nations like Venezuela? Why do they remain in this capitalist nation?

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Iran Revealed Obama’s Ineptness And Lies

Think back to when tons of money were shipped to Iran under mysterious circumstances. Five Americans were released as soon as the billions arrived in Iran. The Obama Administration originally claimed that it was not ransom money. But the Iranian hostages claimed they were held on a plane until the money plane arrived in Iran. Only after the Iranians checked the money were the Americans released. Coincidence? No way!

It has been a political principal for decades that you do not negotiate with terrorists or terrorism sponsoring nations like Iran. Obama threw that concept out of the window with this deal. He claimed that his administration was just handing over money owed to Iran after it was frozen by our government after the attack on our embassy during the Carter Administration.   At that time American diplomats and embassy personnel were held captive for over a year before they released when Reagan became president.

In addition, the Obama Administration claimed that the money would go to help the people of Iran and not the Iranian government’s use for terrorism related activities.  Well, Trump was right again when he claimed it was a notoriously bad deal and the Iranian government would use the money for its nefarious activities.

According to intelligence sources, the religious clerics who control the government of Iran have increased their military budget. Where did the money come from? They have openly boasted on television that it was the billions given to them by the Obama Administration. YES, Obama gave our enemy Iran money to build up their military and continue to fund terrorism around the world.

But wait, they also boasted that the United States is easily pushed around. Hmmmm, didn’t Trump proclaim that when he ran in the presidential election? Yes, he did.

Did any of the money go to help the Iranian people? A resounding NO even though Obama stated it would be spent to help the Iranian people.

So why wouldn’t our leftist main stream media put out this news? Because it tarnishes the Obama aura that they protect and highlights how naïve and stupid Obama was in negotiating the deal. Rather than weaken the religious dictatorship in Iran, Obama gave it a new life.  He made Iran more dangerous than ever before. Nothing new!

Trump has been consistently right when he states that the world has been laughing at the ineptitude of the United States government under the leadership of Obama. Remember Obama’s statement about his administration, “We lead from behind.” In real world terms it meant “We don’t lead.” That sums up the Obama years!

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