11 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-18-22

  1. He’s not wrong, but the traitor wing of the R party doesn’t care.

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  2. Not wrong either….

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  3. Neither is she…..

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  4. Not wrong….

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  5. Principled?

    Bwahahahaha!!!! 😂🤣😂🤣

    No, no at all.

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  6. Sure Democrat stooge pretending he’s one of us….

    Whatever you say…. 🙄

    The grifting never ends.

    So predictable…..

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  7. “See Ya ’Round, Liz

    Cheney’s trouncing Tuesday shows just how fed up the Right is with Never Trumpers.”

    https://spectator.org/liz-cheney-wyoming-election/

    “Bush Republicanism, that zombie political persuasion which in its heyday did for the GOP and the conservative movement what Jimmy Carter and Mike Dukakis did for the Democrats, might not quite be dead. But rigor mortis set in several years ago to be sure.

    Just ask Liz Cheney, whose political career was zombified in January 2021 when she opted to not just turn on Donald Trump in a public fashion — Cheney was always a Never Trumper; she just didn’t out herself as one until she thought the coast was clear — but to harp on the question.

    Cheney voted for the idiotic post-presidential impeachment of Trump. Then she volunteered to serve on the disgraceful kangaroo court that is the Jan. 6 Committee, perhaps the most counterproductive political fiasco since Monsieur Robespierre felt the guillotine’s blade.

    The rumblings within the GOP have gotten louder and louder since — especially as Trump-backed challengers have knocked off one impeachment voter after another, and the MAGA/revivalist wing of the party has laid waste to the Bush Republican crowd up and down the GOP ballot this year.

    And Tuesday, the voters of Wyoming delivered to Cheney a metaphorical echo of what befell Robespierre. Harriet Hageman, a lawyer who’s made a name for herself going to war against the EPA and environmentalist wacko groups over a three-decade career and who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2018, clobbered the most prominent Never Trumper in elected office by a 65-31 percent margin, with almost 60 percent of votes counted at time of publication.

    The size of that beatdown is a big deal. One Wyoming voter summed up the reason why quite nicely:

    Outside an early voting site in Jackson, Wyoming, on Monday, Horton Spitzer — a retired rancher and staunch Trump supporter — after voting for Hageman, said he believes Cheney’s political career is over.

    “There’s a visceral hatred. And this is gonna drive people to the polls. The code of the West says ride for the brand. If you don’t you then take your saddle, take your cowdog, walk into the sunset and never come back,” he said.

    Mr. Spitzer is correct — and incorrect.

    He’s incorrect that Liz Cheney’s political career is over. It isn’t. She’s certainly through winning elections; that’s undeniable. But the chances are outstanding that she’ll declare herself the Joan of Arc of the conservative movement, proudly display all the martyrdom that the legacy corporate media and the pundits of the Never-Trumper stripe can festoon her with, and launch a primary campaign for president in 2024.

    That the Democrats’ legacy media organs will participate in the 2024 grift is already set in stone. As Cheney was getting a 2-to-1 repudiation by her own constituents, NPR was splashing one of the dumbest headlines in its history across its webpage: “Liz Cheney just lost her House seat, but her fight against Trump continues.”

    That’s the reality-free matrix in which the Left and their Never-Trumper pets reside. And there is no penetrating it – at least not anytime soon.

    Go talk to your Democrat friends, and they’ll tell you Liz is the real dark horse in 2024. It’s hilarious, but in the delusional reality in which they live, once Trump is indicted by the thoroughly honest Merrick Garland Justice Department, the GOP faithful will abandon him and the “fever” will break, and the party will come back to its senses. And choose Liz Cheney as a modern-day John McCain.

    They believe this. Their pundits have been pushing it, quietly, and once the pain of Tuesday’s annihilation wears off they’ll push it with more volume.

    Of course, it’s a grift. Everything about Liz Cheney has been a grift since the 2020 election. And the next phase of her political career will be the same grift that Evan “Egg McMuffin” McMullin has been running. It’s a Bialystock & Bloom production; a play designed to fail. But it’s an easy fleece against the donors dumb enough to have bought Karl Rove’s act for as long as they did. And she’ll run that game for as long as the suckers and marks will foot the bill come 2023, making sure to pocket some of the campaign swag before closing up shop well in advance of Iowa and New Hampshire.

    After that comes a regular gig on MSNBC and CNN while working some cush, ruling-class job for some K Street firm. Probably on behalf of the ChiComs, like so many of these other washed-up pols have done.

    But Mr. Spitzer isn’t wrong on the meat of his statement, and this is something MAGA/Revivalist America has long since figured out and isn’t pleased by.

    Which is that the rank-and-file voters in the GOP, who keep rising up in wave after populist conservative wave — it started with the Reagan revolution, then it came again with Newt Gingrich’s 1994 congressional uprising, then it was the Tea Party, and then it was Trump’s election in 2015–16 — are continuously told we’ve got to “ride for the brand” when the brand is clearly not what we signed up for. It’s the Bush Republicans who keep benefiting from the energy of the populist base to derive power, and every chance they get to wield it they squander on stupid policies and political mistakes.

    Reagan begat George H. W. Bush. Gingrich’s 1994 House takeover begat Denny Hastert and George W. Bush. The Tea Party begat Mitt Romney, for crying out loud.

    And yet we’re told we have to be loyal to these people while they give away our cultural patrimony to the woke Left; they pour our finest young citizens into the meat-grinder of endless, pointless Third World wars with no discernible American interest to be furthered; and they waste away our economic might on horrendous globalist trade policies, which suspiciously seem to generate a flow of Chinese cash into the pockets of our ruling elite while our working class is squeezed and slowly choked out of opportunities for social mobility.

    But when Trump’s victory came in 2016, did the Never-Trump/Bush Republican crowd ride for the brand? Hell, no.

    Every one of their politicians promised to repeal Obamacare. When the time came, did that happen? Nah.

    Did any one of the NeverTrump gang defend the president from the clearly fraudulent attempted coup d’état that was the Russia hoax? Nah.

    Did they get in line behind him when it was clear the Democrats would go absolutely scorched-earth to ruin him? Nah.

    Did they oppose the clearly illegal assault on election integrity in so many states in advance of the 2020 election? Nah.

    Then in the aftermath of it, when the base voters of the GOP expressed our outrage at what the Left had made of our most cherished national institutions, Liz Cheney and some of the other more obnoxious Never Trumpers, like the Bill Cassidys of the world, fully showed their colors and abandoned him.

    The narrative they’re pushing now is almost too cute to believe. Erick Erickson wrote at Substack on Tuesday, for example, that the Left and the Democrats are keeping Trump’s political star in the sky with abuses like the Mar-a-Lago raid. Erickson pointed to polling showing a decreasing number of Republicans in polls who favored Trump as the nominee in 2024 … until Mar-a-Lago.

    Essentially, their opposition to Mar-a-Lago is that by antagonizing the base GOP voter, Trump becomes relevant again when he otherwise would fade away.

    And allow for the rehabilitation of the “principled conservative” Never Trumpers who’ll surely ride back in on their own poisoned brand.

    Well, Tuesday night we saw just how delusional that is.”

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    Correct!

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  8. Moloch has cash, so do his baby killing followers.

    “Planned Parenthood set to spend a record $50M on midterm elections”

    https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2022/08/17/planned-parenthood-set-to-spend-a-record-50m-on-midterm-elections-n490403

    “Access to abortion is on the ballot in some states this November. The political action arm of Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Votes, is ready to spend a record-breaking amount of $50M in states voting on abortion access.

    Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, With states setting their own policies on abortion access, a dozen red states across the country have already banned most abortions. It is prepared to spend over $50 million in the run-up to this year’s midterm elections. In 2020 the abortion provider spent $45M on elections. This year’s spending breaks that previous record.

    The reason for all the spending is due to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health. The overturning of Roe v Wade severely limits Planned Parenthood’s ability to provide abortion services to women in pro-life states. Abortion policy-making has been sent back to the states and that is a good thing unless you are Planned Parenthood, a company that depends on abortion for much of its bottom line.

    “Who wins in these midterm elections will determine whether a state has access to abortion and potentially determine whether we will face a national abortion ban,” Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told the Associated Press. “We will be clear about who is on which side.”

    Abortion advocates are hoping the midterm will act as a referendum on pro-life politicians who have passed strict anti-abortion laws in their states.

    “When people go to vote this November, nearly half of the folks voting could be living in a state that either has already banned abortion or is quickly moving to ban abortion. These are entirely new circumstances,” Lawson said.

    It is in Planned Parenthood’s best financial interests to support candidates who support nationalized abortion. They want to see to it that Congress codifies Roe v Wade so that they can get back to how things were. Unlimited access to abortion is good for Planned Parenthood’s bank account. Their PAC spends money on pro-abortion candidates and supports progressive political agendas. Planned Parenthood knows that a red wave will change the majority party in the House in November and may change the majority leadership in the Senate, too.

    The $50M will be spent in nine states where abortion rights could be restricted or expanded, depending on the outcomes in gubernatorial races, U.S. Senate seats, and legislative races. The nine states are Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Polls show that the majority of Americans think that abortion should be legal up to a certain point and then it should not be legal. The majority of Americans also think there should be exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother.”

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  9. It’s all intentional too….

    “The hopelessly corrupt Biden administration is sending America into a downward spiral”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/courage-strength-optimism/the-hopelessly-corrupt-biden-administration-is-sending-america-into-a-downward-spiral

    “Against all odds, the fundamental transformation of the United States, envisioned by the radical Left and implemented by an all-too-willing Democratic Party, is underway. August is typically a quiet time in our nation’s capital with Congress out of session, but seismic events in the past two weeks have combined to make clear what Democrats have planned for this country.

    President Joe Biden signed the ludicrously named Inflation Reduction Act into law this week, which was only possible because Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-WV), one of the only supposedly centrist Democrats left, finally gave into the liberal demands of his party. He did so because, contrary to the image of integrity he’s tried so hard to project, Manchin had a price, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) agreed to pay it. And as a result, the public is going to be saddled with a boondoggle of a bill that analysts agree will not reduce inflation. It will, however, raise taxes on the middle class and subsidize green energy programs.

    The bill will also dramatically expand the scope and size of the IRS. In fact, it increases IRS funding by $80 billion, nearly six times its current annual budget of $13.7 billion , and adds an army of 87,000 new auditors to its ranks. Given that the IRS has been stockpiling weapons in recent years, buying up $700,000 in ammunition this year alone, this truly gives new meaning to the phrase, “weaponization of U.S. institutions.”

    But that was just the start. The FBI’s Gestapo-style raid on Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach residence, was the most egregious deed of all. It’s impossible to see how this raid wasn’t purely political in nature, given the fact Trump had already been cooperating with the FBI to return classified documents he brought with him from the White House, and the fact that the Justice Department has never before gone to such lengths to enforce a law that other politicians, including Hillary Clinton, have been accused of breaking. Add to this the fact that we are 90 days out from an election in which Republican candidates are expected to prevail, and it seems obvious the raid is yet another attempt by the federal government to put Trump in his place.

    Attorney General Merrick Garland’s sanctimonious defense of the raid as evidence of the DOJ’s “faithful adherence to the rule of law” and his portrayal of FBI agents as “dedicated, patriotic public servants” were both insulting and disgraceful. And his department’s refusal to unseal the affidavit used to launch the raid is an outrage.

    Lost in the media explosion sparked by the raid was the European Unoin’s submission of the final text of the dangerous, one-sided Iran nuclear agreement. President Joe Biden’s eagerness to revive this delusional deal was obvious in his muted response to the attempted murder of British American novelist Salman Rushdie by an attacker with pro-Iranian sympathies on Friday. Conspicuously missing from his statement on the attack against Rushdie was any condemnation of the murderous regime, the 33-year-old fatwa against the author of which inspired the attacker.

    On all fronts, both domestic and foreign, Democrats are pushing this country into a downward spiral. The cumulative effect of 19 months of deliberately destructive, anti-American decisions has brought us to a perilous moment in history. If this continues, we won’t need to worry about Russia or China taking us down — we’ll have done that ourselves.

    It’s not only the elected Democratic politicians we see and hear from every day who are responsible. The rot runs far deeper. Over the past decade, virtually every U.S. agency has become hopelessly corrupted. Once highly respected institutions such as the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, and the State Department have been infested with liberal bureaucrats who work behind the scenes to advance and support a leftist agenda. Even the military under the leadership of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has lost its apolitical status.

    Whatever you care to call this network of unelected career bureaucrats — the permanent government, the deep state, the administrative state — they’ve come to wield tremendous power, and we are now seeing the effects of their handiwork. The next Republican to occupy the White House must conduct a thorough purge of this army of worker drones who work with Democrats to undermine our freedoms systematically.”

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  10. Lather, rinse, repeat….

    Same scam, different day. The same thing they did with Russia, Russia, Russia, the Steele Dossier, Page warrants, it’s their favorite tactic now.

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