Senator Irrelevant develops case of butt hurt

Oh that whiny Senator Bob Corker (Rino)

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”

In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Mr. Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.”

“He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”

Oh no! Not WW3!!!!!!! While it is true that President Trump is not adept at speaking Politicalese, that is not necessarily a bad thing is it? After all what have the previous four presidents done about North Korea? Nada! The president has, at least, drawn a very clear line that North Korea knows it cannot cross. And, I believe The dictator with the bad haircut will not test our resolve, or military might. Perhaps Senator Irrelevant would prefer more concessions, or political posturing? 

Allow me to add this little reminder to all the Republicans in Congress. You failed to repeal ObamaCare, some of you will threaten to not support tax reform. Here is the thing, your consistency in actually doing the things you promised while campaigning are your duty to the people. Whether or not the president and you get along is irrelevant. In short do your jobs!

Senator McCain, self-absorbed sell out

Fritz has a lot on Senator Maverick

And of course, the big news: From the NYT: McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It. Yahoo: GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow. Althouse: “Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act…”

“… leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law” (NYT).

So Lindsey Graham’s being his best friend was not enough.

This is all about McCain’s massive ego. He is a disgrace, a damned lying disgrace!

Completely unfit to serve in the Senate. Whatever sense of duty McCain had, it is long gone

So, basically, Hillary is bat guano crazy

I think Fritz is right

A number of observers have noted how Hillary appears to have totally misinterpreted 1984, saying how we should have faith in our elite overlords, who clearly have our best interests at heart, while gathering all the money and power to themselves, but Stacy McCain catches her doing it again: Hillary’s Delusional Reading of Classics

Everyone is stunned by the self-deceptions and blame-shifting in Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir What Happened, and Ace of Spades aggregates several of the most mind-blowing excerpts.

Most notably, as British socialist writer James Heartfield observes, Hillary claims that George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is about the importance of trusting “our leaders, the press, experts” — a 180-degree reversal of Orwell’s actual meaning. A free society requires a citizenry distrustful of power, and not predisposed to accept whatever beliefs officially-approved “experts” advocate. Independent minds must be skeptical, for example, of the suggestion that we should reorganize our healthcare system according to what “leaders” and “experts” tell us.

Only her arrogance — imagining herself as the expert leader who deserves our unquestioning trust — could lead Hillary to reverse the lesson of a classic anti-totalitarian novel like Nineteen Eighty-Four.

However, Hillary also misinterprets Eric Hoffer’s 1951 classic The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. This is a book that I have repeatedly recommended as a guide to understanding the kind of people who are attracted to radical ideologies like feminism:

. . . especially Part 2 (“Potential Converts”) and sections IV (“The Role of the Undesirables in Human Affairs”) and VI (“Misfits”). What Hoffer writes about the influence of “the inferior elements in a nation” (p. 24) and the “incurably frustrated” who have “an unfulfilled craving for creative work” (p 47) applies to many of the angry young men and unhappy young women who rush to join the mob of disgruntled “progressives.”

Being familiar with Hoffer’s ideas — The True Believer is sitting on my desk even now — it was mind-boggling to read Hillary’s warped view:

During the campaign, Bill and I both went back and reread The True Believer, Eric Hoffer’s 1951 explanation of the psychology behind fanaticism and mass movements, and I shared it with my senior staff. On the campaign trail, I offered ideas that I believed would address many of the underlying causes of discontent and help make life better for all Americans. But I couldn’t — and wouldn’t — compete to stoke people’s rage and resentment. I think that’s dangerous. It helps leaders who want to take advantage of that rage to hurt people rather than help them. Besides, it’s just not how I’m wired.

Really? A campaign that denounced Republican voters as “deplorables,” led by a candidate who promised among other things to destroy the jobs of coal miners (helping “make life better,” you see), who irresponsibly incited a phony campus “rape culture” hysteria and endorsed the racial violence of “Black Lives Matters,” was not about stoking rage?

An evil woman? I believe so, imagine the damage she would have done through executive orders.

Noted Race Baiting Chihuahua outrageously outraged!

Look kids, it is our favorite rabid chihuahua Rep. Luis Gutierrez and he is really, really, really angry that President Trump is going to allow Congress to do its job, you know legislation, to solve the Dreamer issue. For some reason, Gutierrez went after Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly, who served his country with honor for nearly five decades.

As usual, Gutierrez was angry and showed the depth of his hatred for this nation, the rule of law, and our constitution

According to democrat Gutierrez, Gen. Kelly is a “disgrace to the uniform” because President Trump ended an unconstitutional Obama executive order. Liberal logic is usually amusing, but this time it is very offensive.

Gen. Kelly is Trump’s current Chief of Staff. On Tuesday Trump announced that he was ending Obama’s DACA program that illegally granted amnesty to nearly a million illegal aliens. For some reason Luis Gutierrez blames this sudden recognition of the rule of law on Kelly.

“General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear. General Kelly, when he was the head of Homeland Security, lied straight to the faces of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about preventing the mass deportation of DREAMers. He has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the president’s actions by ‘just following orders,’” said Gutierrez in a statement.

Whoa there yippy. It is the job of Congress to write immigration laws, OK. Look up the word legislature, have an adult read you the definition. President Obama issued an EO, called DACA rather than allowing Congress to legislate on what to do about the so-called Dreamers. President Trump remedied Obama’s overreach by rescinding DACA. He also gave Congress six months to write legislation that would address the Dreamer issue. So, your panic mongering about mass deportations is nothing but a publicity stunt to frighten people. Again, a politician who would rather whine and lie than do their job.

Here is video of Rep Gutierrez

Earth to Hillary, you lost because you suck!

The Excuse Tour rolls on!

In her campaign tell-all book set to be released next week, Hillary Clinton adds to the litany of excuses of why she lost the 2016 election

In her new memoir, “What Happened,” Clinton pointed to the feminist anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington to bemoan this lack of “passion” for her campaign.

“I couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage and passion had been during the election,” she wrote, according to the Daily Mail.

The failed presidential candidate also named NBC’s ‘Today Show’ host Matt Lauer in her book.

Pointing to his focus on her email scandal at the presidential forum at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, Clinton wrote that she was “ticked off” and “almost physically sick” by the NBC host’s actions.

Oh no! He dared question Miss It is My Turn!

The list of reasons Hillary lost is long, really long. And all of them can be credited to no one but Hillary Clinton!

So, basically Rep. Keith Ellison is nothing but an agitator

Example #1

He makes a completely false assertion, but he is of the Left and to the Left truth is not a value

Example #2 Siding with Stalinist mad man Kim Jung Un. Since Ellison is a Marxist, this should not stun anyone. this is simply him letting his mask slip

Ah yes the “anti-war rhetoric. A favorite tool of Leftists who despise American strength because they hate America.

Imagine if Bill Kristol fought as hard against the Left as he does against Trump

Yes, imagine if he, and other go along to get along Republicans, or maybe we should say Republicants actually engaged the Democrats and fought for the people who put them into office, yes, imagine what they might accomplish

William Kristol who was the ideological driving force behind the Never Trump movement is joining with anti-Trump Republicans to assemble a group to prevent the reelection of President Donald Trump.

The Hill is reporting “Bill Kristol wants to create the ‘Committee Not to Renominate the President’”:

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said he is considering creating a committee aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.

The conservative commentator and Trump critic told the New York Times that he has had informal discussions about launching a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”

“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol told the publication.

Kristol’s comments were part of a report by the Times which listed potential Republican Trump challengers in the 2020 presidential election. The list included Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Vice President Mike Pence.

Kristol has proven to be one of the fiercest conservative Trump critics, frequently criticizing the president’s rhetoric as well as his policies.

The editor went as far as comparing the Trump administration to the decline of the Roman Empire last month.

A list of possible “saviors” includes, besides Mr. Squishy Kasich, John McCain, yes, the guy who stabbed us in the back on ObamaCare so he could play Maverick!

How can you tell when a Leftist is guilty of something?

Accuse a Leftist of any crime, misdeed, etc. and they will play one of their cards from the Deck of Victim Perpetual Victimhood. I give you former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz who pulls her trusty Race and Islamophobia Cards!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz never actually saw the computer she fought to block the Capitol Police from examining as evidence in a criminal case against her IT aide by saying it was hers, she told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thursday.

She threatened “consequences” on May 18 for the chief of the Capitol Police unless the laptop was returned — despite police contending it was needed to help determine whether a staffer may have violated the House’s cybersecurity.

“This was not my laptop. I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop,” she said Thursday. She said it was Imran’s laptop but purchased using taxpayer funds from her office.

After the exchange with Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa, Wasserman Schultz fought to block access to the laptop so vehemently that she hired an outside law firm to argue constitutional issues, an exceedingly rare step.

My gut, and everyone else’s sees red flags by the thousands here. Why would she freak out over this. Could there be something she does not want seen by authorities on that laptop? Or is this just Debbie standing against RAAAAACSM?

“I would do it again,” she said, saying she had “racial and ethnic profiling concerns.” (Imran and his brother have repeatedly been accused of fraud by other Muslims in civil court cases, and an ongoing civil case alleging life insurance fraud, their stepmother says Imran said he was “very powerful” and would have people kidnapped if she called police on him. She said he wiretapped her and wanted her to help him access money in Pakistan.)

Wasserman Schultz also said it was “absurd” to say that Imran was fleeing the country. Both he and his wife Hina Alvi — also employed by Wasserman Schultz as an IT person — bought round-trip flights, but also wired hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan and listed one house for sale and accepted a buyer for another on the day Imran left for the airport.

The FBI says it believes Hina has no intention of returning to the US, and it arrested Imran July 24 as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan. Damron has previously declined to tell TheDCNF what Hina told the office about her trip, if anything, but it removed her from its payroll two days after she left.

Something stinks here Debbie, and it is not bigotry, CNN will be certain to report on this I am sure, as soon as they get done with the Trump/Russia Obsession they are suffering from

Dear Republicans who voted NOT to repeal ObamaCare

If I had one wish for all of those Republicans, it would be this. That they held wisdom in as much esteem as their own sense of self-importance. What is the expression some people use? Oh yes You need Jesus! No doubt everyone needs that! What the GOP, as a whole could also use is some Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. – Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.- Thomas Jefferson

It really is simple. It all boils down to principles! Too many Republicans have sacrificed their principles on the Altar of Self Interest. Without principles, nothing matters!

*VIDEO* Joe Dan Gorman – Intellectual Froglegs: Tar & Feather (And Other Fun American Traditions)



*VIDEOS* Ben Shapiro And Adam Carolla Testify Before House Committee About Free Speech On Campus (07/27/17)






Virginia Representative Brat calls CNN/Dems over Trump bashing

Collusion, collusion, collusion. That is all we hear, but, as Brat points out is whether or not a crime was committed is the important thing. We know the media is eager to get Trump on something, anything. We know that Democrats are using these stories/accusations/hyperventilating to deter the administration’s agenda. Could the president handle some of this better? Yes, of course. Should President use Twitter in a better way? Yep he could, and should. 

As already stated, most of the “Russia hacked the election” narrative is baloney. It is a nothing burger with extra nothing! The Republicans should, in my view, let the Democrats wail and whine. Republicans have the majority in both houses, use them! Scrap the filibuster, stop letting Chucky Schumer deter the agenda. Democrats do not play nice, why should Republicans?  Repeal ObamaCare rather than trying to keep most of it, get meaningful tax reform done, address the budget. And, if Democrats wish to help in any of those processes great. If not, then make damn sure to let the American people see who the party of no is. If the Democrats want to hold meaningless hearings, let them! Stop playing the Democrat’s game of delay, delay, and delay. In short lead!

The American people have given the GOP a majority of governorships. They have voted overwhelmingly for GOP majorities in legislatures across the nation. They voted for a Republican majority in the House, and in the Senate. They elected a Republican president. Given these facts Republicans ought to be able to see the writing on the wall. Americans gave the GOP a to do list. Now the GOP needs to start checking off items on that list!

Your DaleyGator Quote of the Day

Comes from Kurt Schlichter

The left would rather you lie and die than tell the truth and live.

A very simple statement of fact, but, like many simple statements of fact it is based in wisdom. Wisdom comes in large part from being able to accept simple truths. Schlichter possesses such an ability. Here is more of his piece at Townhall about the Left’s non-existent relationship with the truth

When it comes to terror, they prioritize their cocktail party clichés over our lives. They are willing to accept the risk of dangerous Muslim radicals infiltrating our country rather than admitting the truth and taking action. They refuse to bar people from jihadi hellholes, preferring to virtue signal in an orgy of self-congratulation over their own enlightenment. They refuse to deport scummy anti-American trash like punitive clitoral mutilation advocate Linda Sansour – hell, the liberal feminists have made that sharia-loving refugee from the Seventh Century their heroine.

And, of course, they eagerly seek to ensure patriotic Americans are just as disarmed and helpless as their Euro-victim counterparts. Nothing offends a liberal – especially their cowardly beta boyz – like a proud American with an AR15 shaking his head and saying, “Nope, I’m a citizen, not a subject.”

Go read it all, and do it now. Schichter is a direct guy, he does not pussy foot around, or pull punches. He is not worried about what names the left will call him. He is no David Frum, attending Beltway cocktail parties, spouting foolish things so Democrats will praise him for being their useful idiot. He is not some  political strategist hack talking head, he is a retired Army colonel, and, as his columns show, a thinker. Frankly, I wish we had Kurt Schlichter, and more like him in Congress. In short we need wisdom, and people who revere our founding principles to serve in DC. We need people who put the nation ahead of their own power and advancement. In short we need great Americans, and face it. Most of Congress just do not cut it. And yes, that includes too many Republicans.

Talking about Schichter reminds me of something. I think I need to create a list of great Americans. And no, I am not putting myself on this list. Nothing could make me do so, not even Salma Hayek standing at my front door wearing only a giant red bow begging me to put myself on this list!

Well, OK, I would do it for Salma because, well SALMA HAYEK! But seriously, my humility forbids such a self-congratulatory action. And, my humility is only surpassed by my greatness, soooooo

Why would anyone travel to a Stalinist Hellhole?

And by Stalinist hell hole I mean North Korea. My blogging friend Animal ponders away

Why the hell do people travel – voluntarily – to dangerous shitholes?  People should know better, but not everyone does.  Excerpt:

North Korea has returned one of its American prisoners — a University of Virginia student sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a regime propaganda sign who reportedly fell into a coma shortly after his sentence began.

The government of North Korea is evil, so why would anyone go there willingly?

What gets into these people’s heads?   Why the hell would anyone choose to go to a place like North Korea, that hellhole ruled by a stunted little gargoyle with bad hair from a long line of stunted little gargoyles with bad hair?  Does anyone have any idea what the hell was going through Mr. Warmbier’s head?

It is beyond me. It really is. But, I am happy this man is home, and I think we all pray for his recovery, and the release of any other American held in North Korea

Yes, the Trump administration is getting some things done

People should understand that despite the media bleating, the TRump administration is accomplishing many worthwhile aims. Fritz at A View From the Beach gives us one example of swamp draining

DoJ No Longer Sharing Lawsuit Payouts With Activist Groups

An important — and expensive — incentive for legal action involving the Department of Justice will come to an abrupt end. The DoJ announced this morning that it would end the practice of crafting settlements to lawsuits that resulted in significant financial awards to activists groups, a practice that had flourished in Barack Obama’s administration. A memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects this policy, saying any punitive and restorative damages collected in lawsuits should go to American taxpayers:

In a memo sent to 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices early Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would end the practice that allowed companies to meet settlement burdens by giving money to groups that were neither victims nor parties to the case.
Sessions said the money should, instead, go to the Treasury Department or victims.
“When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people—not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power,” Sessions said in a statement.

While the practice existed before the Obama administration, it flourished under Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. The DoJ would pursue a case against a big-pocketed defendant, and then push them into a settlement that suddenly included contributions to any number of Democratic Party interest groups. Not only was this an inappropriate politicization of the DoJ and of attorney-client interests, it was also a big incentive to sue people so as to pay off constituencies. The DoJ’s announcement called it a “slush fund,” but it operated more like a shakedown.

One of the most egregious things Team Obama did was marry his administration to left wing groups in this manner. That deplorable type of thing has now ended. It is important to remember that so many of the damaging things Obama did were not legislative, but via executive orders. So many of those need to go away, and many are being erased, remember the Dakota Pipeline?

Thursday, despite all the time, money and media savvy the left could throw at it, the Dakota Access Pipeline began making oil deliveries to customers. From the Associated Press:

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners announced that the 1,200-mile line carrying North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois had begun commercial service. The Dakota Access pipeline and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline from Illinois to the Gulf Coast together make up the $4.8 billion Bakken Pipeline system, which ETP said has commitments for about 520,000 barrels of oil daily.

“The pipeline will transport light, sweet crude oil from North Dakota to major refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer and more environmentally responsible manner than other modes of transportation, including rail or truck,” the company said in a statement.

Remember there are many aspects to draining a swamp, here is another example that Team Trump has accomplished

Gaining, I’m sure, the gratitude of everyone, who’s had to sit through a diversity seminar the Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies

The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.

As outlined in Labor’s fiscal 2018 plan, the move would fold the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, now home to 600 employees, into another government agency in the name of cost-cutting.

Please move them to Fargo, ND in the process.

The proposal to dismantle the compliance office comes at a time when the Trump administration is reducing the role of the federal government in fighting discrimination and protecting minorities by cutting budgets, dissolving programs and appointing officials unsympathetic to previous practices.

The new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency, for instance, has proposed eliminating its environmental justice program, which addresses pollution that poses health threats specifically concentrated in minority communities. The program, in part, offers money and technical help to residents who are confronted with local hazards such as leaking oil tanks or emissions from chemical plants.Don’t get me going on “environmental justice”

Under President Trump’s proposed budget, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights — which has investigated thousands of complaints of discrimination in school districts across the country and set new standards for how colleges should respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment — would also see significant staffing cuts. Administration officials acknowledge in budget documents that the civil rights office will have to scale back the number of investigations it conducts and limit travel to school districts to carry out its work.

Excellent! Despite what the Washington opines about these moves they are needed. This was never about protecting civil rights. These conclaves were about expanding Leftism and I say good riddance!

*AUDIO* Mark Steyn: Trump Vs. The Global Warming Lunatics



*VIDEO* Joe Dan Gorman – Intellectual Froglegs: A Source With No Name



GOP develops some fortitude, goes Nuclear!

I bet this is eating up the Democrats. Chucky Schumer is probably hyperventilating. Certainly wish the GOP would be this united and decisive on ridding us of Obamacare

Senate Republicans successfully invoked the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday, eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. This clears the way for President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to be confirmed as an associate justice to the high court.

The rules change came after Senate Democrats successfully blocked his nomination with the filibuster in place. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, then moved to change the rules so that the 60-vote threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations is now eliminated.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, had attempted to delay the effort to change the rules until after the two-week congressional recess, but failed to secure enough votes to proceed that way. He also tried to adjourn until the evening, but was also unsuccessful.

Under the new rules, the Senate took a simple majority procedural vote to limit debate to 30 hours on the nomination. The final confirmation vote will take place Friday evening.

Good news indeed. Given the rabid, and pathetic tactics of the Democrats over Gorsuch, he will be a tremendous justice I think.

Susan Rice, you little voyeur you

 Apparently Susan Rice really likes to watch, how very naughty

(Bloomberg)  White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on “unmasking” the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like “U.S. Person One.”

The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.

Pirates Cove notes that if Rice engaged in such activities, well, that is a, how shall I put this, a felony!

For all the caterwauling from Democrats about Russia Russia Russia, they have no actual evidence. Even after trying these shenanigans, they still have no evidence. Here’s what they do potentially have

(Powerline)  In any event, if Rice and others conspired to leak confidential information or publicly disclose information about individuals like General Flynn, it would be a crime.

That crime would be a felony. A big one. And, as many are thinking, would Rice do this without orders? Orders from Obama?

I would say shame on Democrats, but they have no shame