The national political environment is an odd habitat in which there is – if you believe the established and compromised media – the “progressives” on the left (though that orientation is seldom advertised) – and the “far right.” To the “far right” are “conservatives,” “fiscal conservatives,” “social conservatives,” “tea baggers” (a derisive and vulgar term intended to demean the Tea Party), the “alt right” and other terms intended to define that portion of the spectrum. Continue reading
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, has made the astounding accusation that the recent release of Democratic National Committee emails was the work of Vladimir Putin working on behalf of Donald Trump.
“There’s evidence Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole those emails, and there are experts saying they are releasing these emails for the purpose of helping Donald Trump,” Mook told CNN’s Jake Tapper
Mook, the DNC and Hillary Clinton continue to show their contempt for the intellect of the American voter. Naturally, Democrats want to divert attention from their ingrained corruption, but more revealing is that they want us to overlook the content of the emails and who wrote them. They are trying to slay the messenger. Except, in this case, they are even lying about who the messenger is!
There is a particular, revealing point about the absurdity of the accusation. Trump has pledged to be tough on our adversaries. Indeed, this is a primary and continuous aspect of Republican policy. Not so for Democrats.
America has lost the respect of foreign allies and antagonists alike during the administration of Barack Obama. International crises have been weakly addressed at best or ignored altogether. But with an oblivious Commander-in-Chief and ineffectual Secretaries of State like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, what else might one expect?
Russia has made huge and unchallenged advancements since Obama took office.
The forced Crimea annexation is a clear example of Russian hegemony, but not the only one.
Russian submarine operations are at “a level of Russian capability that we haven’t seen before“ according to Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander of NATO’s Maritime Command
Large scale exercises have been expanded in size and prevalence.
Strategic bomber patrols have grown in frequency and range in Europe as well as near Guam and even the U.S. West Coast. Fly-bys and “buzzing” of American naval ships and even aircraft are becoming more bold and common.
Russia’s Special Forces training has ramped up.
Putin has teamed up with Bashar al-Assad in Syria which was a paramount factor in the rise of ISIS.
Vladimir Putin loves what Obama’s Administration has allowed him to do. Obama has enabled Russia, as will Hillary, to continue to grow militarily and expand to a greater and more challenging global power, all in direct challenge to democracy.
Another Obama-like term or two will mean more deterioration of American military capabilities and diplomatic influence and Vladimir Putin will be able to encircle the United States and our allies with a great red menace that will be impossible to “reset.”
Putin helping Trump? Oh the lies …
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) who is in a tight race for re-election (as are a whole etouffee pot of Democrats nation-wide) has revealed to the world that the reason her campaign is in jeopardy is because of … racism. Oh, and sexism.
“I’m going to be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.
“It’s not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place, so we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that.”
For decades, Republicans and conservatives have tried to point out to the black community that Democrats and liberals were taking them for granted. The blind devotion to the Democrat Party, they were told, has done nothing to improve their lot. Adopting Liberal politics has not only kept African-Americans from advancing, but those politics are in conflict with traditional values and religious beliefs.
It appears that is changing.
“They’re not pushing a family agenda. They’re pushing a neo-liberal agenda!”
As a conservative it is impossible for me to argue against the principles of the Tea Party. Lower taxes, smaller government, reduced government spending and Constitutional absolutism are solid, nay, essential ideals of a republican form of government. I don’t believe any Republican Party politician would disagree either, at least, not out loud. There may even be a few Democrats who will give a hearty “Amen,” though they might do so only under duress, and, even then, not mean it. Continue reading
The narrative has become trite, the thoughts behind it more transparent. The idea – the malformed idea – that the Republican Party offers nothing to the black voter and, in fact, eschews that demographic is as unfortunate as it is false.
For decades I avoided joining or being actively affiliated with any political party. I wanted my independence and didn’t want to be saddled with policies or people with which/whom I disagreed. Things have happened to change my mind and I’ve decided that purity of agreement is not as necessary as the defeat of a dangerous enemy.