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NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE: THE SCAM CONTINUES

Following Mary of the NRCC comes the appropriately-named Rob … 

Fellow Conservative,

Without your continued support, our conservative elected officials might not be in the majority in Washington. That’s why, out of our appreciation for your support, we want to offer an upgrade to your membership to the Elite Level.

Just take a stand for our president’s conservative majority, and we’ll upgrade your membership:

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We couldn't have achieved the same level of success in 2016 without you: the House, Senate, and the White House are all Republican thanks to you.

Now we must protect our majority from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats during the 2018 midterm elections.

Our president is counting on you to help us keep the House during his presidency, and you can start right now by pitching in $10 or more to upgrade your NRCC Sustaining Membership to the Elite Level.

Upgrade your membership today before it expires at the end of the month, Fellow Conservative.

Renew Here

Thank you,

Rob

NRCC CFO

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Paid for by the NRCC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. NRCC.org

NRCC
320 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Interesting because I have never contributed nor have I ever been a member. 

As I mentioned in a previous post (THE GOP PICKS MY POCKET AND THEN WANTS ME TO SUPPORT THE PICK-POCKET), I could find little difference between the majority of House Republicans and their progressive socialist democrat counterparts – or should I say complicit cohorts? And, I asked “Mary” a few of the most prominent questions on my mind …

Are you aware that The House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, 256-167, with 145 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting “yes?” The “no” votes came from 90 Republicans and 77 Democrats.

Why is it that the GOP only mentions the word "conservative" when they want money and votes?

Why is it that I should give the majority of your lying cheating fools a dime after passing the most profligate, extortionate, and largest spending bill in modern history?

Why is it that I should even support my representative and the rest of you fools who did not read nor understand the bill you were voting on which is tantamount to taxation without representation.

And this is the party of fiscal conservatism???

Their finances …

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Committee Details

COMMITTEE INFORMATION -- C00075820
Committee Name: NRCC
Address: 320 FIRST STREET SE WASHINGTON DC 20003
Treasurer Name: DAVIS, KEITH A.
Committee Type: Y
Committee Designation: Unauthorized


FINANCIAL SUMMARY - NRCC
From: 01/01/2017   To: 02/28/2018

I. RECEIPTS

Itemized Individual Contributions -- $14,940,860
Unitemized Individual Contributions -- $12,894,216
Total Individual Contributions -- $27,835,077
Party Committees Contributions -- $1,101,422
Other Committees Contributions -- $29,262,296

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS -- $58,198,796

Transfers from Affiliated Committees -- $19,070,507
Loans Received -- $0
Loan Repayments Received -- $0
Operating Expenditures Offsets -- $900,005
Refunds -- $0
Other Receipts -- $27,448,043
Non-Federal Transfers -- $0
Levin Funds -- $0
Total Transfers -- $0
Total Federal Receipts -- $105,617,352

TOTAL RECEIPTS -- $105,617,352

II. DISBURSEMENTS


Allocated Operating Expenditures – Federal -- $0
Allocated Operating Expenditures - Non-Federal -- $0
Operating Expenditures -- $33,172,572

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES -- $33,172,572

Transfers To Affiliated Committees -- $1,144,708
Contributions to Committees -- $130,311
Independent Expenditures -- $11,556,554
Coordinated Party Expenditures -- $387,721 Loan Repayments -- $11,150,000
Loans -- $0
Individual Refunds -- $218,514
Political Party Refunds -- $0
Other Committee Refunds -- $15,000

TOTAL CONTRIBUTION REFUNDS -- $233,514

Other Disbursements -- $5,320,283
Allocated FEA - Federal Share -- $0
Allocated FEA - Levin Share -- $0
FEA - Federal Only -- $0

TOTAL FEDERAL ELECTION ACTIVITY -- $0

Total Federal Disbursements - $63,095,666

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS - $63,095,666

III. CASH SUMMARY

Ending Cash On Hand - $53,958,147
Net Contributions - $5,039,226
Net Operating Expenditures - $2,581,139
Debts Owed By - $0
Debts Owed To - $0

 

 

Bottom line …

Support individual candidates if you must, but please do not throw money at the beast.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DIANE FEINSTEIN: "WE MUST DO SOMETHING"

The single most important question you seem never to ask is: what laws, including those on the books, would have prevented this tragedy and why do you believe criminals and crazies will respect or obey the law? And why are you ignoring the Obama-era policy that allowed this to happen, or calling for the investigation of the FBI and the local police for their failure to protect these children when the threat was known to be credible and exigent? So get your saggy ass off your high horse and consider that the best way to protect children is not to build even larger victim pools with your nonsensical gun free zones.

Have you ever noticed that the minority neighborhoods are awash with weapons, some fully automatic, yet you find these school shootings perpetrated by white, middle-class children? Why do you think that is? Because the useful progressive idiots in the schools want to turn little boys into obedient little girls or put them on psychotropic drugs if they don’t conform? Where are the men teachers – and not the emasculated metrosexuals? Where are the discipline and punishment? There is a lot wrong – but it has nothing to do with the millions of law-abiding gun owners who want to protect their country from tyranny, criminals, and crazies.

An Update From Senator Dianne Feinstein

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COMMONSENSE GUN SAFETY LAWS

Feinstein Speaks on Gun Legislation on National Walkout Day (March 14, 2018)

We must act. We cannot continue to sit in this room and other rooms week after week and simply do nothing. High school students who have lost their friends are literally begging us to take action to get these guns off the streets and out of our schools.”

[OCS: Why must you act? All of the violations were covered by existing laws. And, there is no law that you can pass that would keep these children safe from being attacked with a knife, a baseball bat, a vehicle, a fire, a bomb, a home-made biological toxin, or any other weapon of mass destruction. Those children are not begging for gun control, they are begging for the authorities to keep them safe while they are at school. And nothing will stop a determined attacker like a gun.]

 

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Feinstein Slams White House Plan to Arm Teachers (March 12, 2018)

“To no one’s surprise, the president’s words of support for stronger gun safety laws proved to be hollow. Responding to the murder of 17 students and educators by endorsing the gun lobby’s platform is a shameful abdication of the president’s responsibility to lead. Shame on you, Mr. President.”

[OCS: There you go again, confusing and conflating a gun-rights organization that defends the Constitution’s Second Amendment, with those evil K-Street people who legally bribe all of you corrupt politicians with their offers of campaign funding, media attention, and voter support. The President has a sworn duty to uphold the Second Amendment, not tear it down as our enemies desire.]

Feinstein Slams White House Plan to Arm Teachers (March 12, 2018)

“To no one’s surprise, the president’s words of support for stronger gun safety laws proved to be hollow. Responding to the murder of 17 students and educators by endorsing the gun lobby’s platform is a shameful abdication of the president’s responsibility to lead. Shame on you, Mr. President.”

[OCS: Has anyone noticed that Feinstein is surrounded by armed guards and private security? And that she is wealthy enough to be isolated for those prescriptions she demands all of us mere citizens take.]

Feinstein Calls for Gun Safety Legislation (March 1, 2018)

“I hope that we can finally come together to work on gun violence reforms that will make a difference, today and in the future.”

[OCS: Nothing can and will make a difference until you recognize a few facts regarding the nature of evil, the fact that criminals and crazies do not respect nor abide by any law, and that gun control is not the same as crime control.]

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Feinstein Bill Raises Age to Buy Assault Weapons from 18 to 21 (February 28, 2018)

“If you can’t buy a beer, you shouldn’t be able to buy a weapon of war. While we need to do much more to reform our gun laws, ensuring teenagers can’t legally buy weapons of war is a commonsense step forward.”

[OCS: A weapon of war is anything that can be used in a war. In this context, knives, bayonets, clubs, bows and arrows, etc. are all “weapons of war.” At least try to be intellectually honest and do not falsely label that which you wish to prohibit. I wonder if she knows that teenagers and adults cannot purchase fully-automatic weapons without special permits, and teenagers certainly cannot purchase Bazookas, LAWS rockets, anti-tank RPG’s and other true weapons of war.]

Feinstein Calls for Hearing on Assault Weapons Ban (February 22, 2018)

“Our country is in the midst of a significant conversation on gun reform, and our bill to ban assault weapons, which is before the Judiciary Committee, deserves a hearing.”

[OCS: It is amazing to me that Di-Fi doesn’t realize that the country had a significant conversation about weapons and it was decided long ago. The result was the Second Amendment and you can read more about the debate in the Federalist Papers. Specifically, Federalist No. 46, an essay by James Madison published on January 29, 1788 under the pseudonym Publius.]

Feinstein Speaks on Parkland Shooting (February 15, 2018)

“I feel a kind of anger today. You know, the custom is don’t speak about it. You just express grief on the day after. Well, I’m tired of just doing that. I’m tired of children getting shot.”

[OCS: If you were so sorry about children being shot, we would have heard about your efforts in Democrat-governed inner cities where they have some of the toughest gun control legislation in the nation and children continue to be slaughtered on a continuing basis – and way more than were shot in school shootings.]

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[OCS: You want common sense? The face reality and the fact that it was the government, at both the federal (FBI) and local levels that failed these children. The shooter was well-known to both – and yet did little or nothing to prevent the shooting. Why are you not speaking about the lack of protection for schools? Why are you not screaming about the Obama initiative that gave school-age criminals and crazies a pass so they did not adversely affect your manufactured statistics?]

Bottom line ...

Perhaps we should inquire into how you and your husband used confidential non-public knowledge to line your pockets. Or why you voluntarily swore an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution but try to subvert it and the Second Amendment with your progressive socialist democrat nonsense?

We are so screwed.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SUSAN RICE: WHY WOULD NETFLIX HIRE A LIAR?

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Under normal circumstances, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice would make a superb addition to any board. Stanford-educated, with an extensive business and political background, there is little doubt that  Rice is smart and well-equipped to serve on any major board. Rice was also awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and in 1990 earned a doctoral degree from Oxford University in England.

Deception and duplicity started early …

In her Oxford dissertation, she portrayed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a “pragmatic, intelligent, sensible, gentle, balanced man” in possession of much “patience and restraint.” Mugabe was in actuality a genocidal dictator guilty of unspeakable atrocities, yet the dissertation was honored as the U.K.’s most distinguished in international relations. <Source >

Do you remember Benghazi …

On the Sunday following the 9/11 terrorist attack in Benghazi – when the facts and perpetrators were known to the Obama Administration – Rice appeared on all five major News/Talk programs and told the world that the “spontaneous” attack was precipitated by a little-known and little-watched video.

It was later revealed that the deception was deliberate and orchestrated by White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes whose email concerning the preparation of Rice for her television appearances proved to be damning.

The Rhodes email was sent on sent on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:09 p.m. with the subject line:  “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.”  The documents show that the “prep” was for Amb. Rice’s Sunday news show appearances to discuss the Benghazi attack.

The document lists as a “Goal”: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

Rhodes returns to the “Internet video” scenario later in the email, the first point in a section labeled “Top-lines”:

[W]e’ve made our views on this video crystal clear. The United States government had nothing to do with it. We reject its message and its contents. We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence. And we are working to make sure that people around the globe hear that message. <Source>

Not only did the Administration have real-time reporting, on-scene drone coverage, and a rescue plan being discussed at the time of the attack, it appears that President Obama was not in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, or dealing with the unfolding crisis. It has been suggested but never confirmed, that he was preparing for a major fundraiser to be held the next day. The policy failure was that our facility was the only remaining official government installation in the country, additional protection had been denied by Hillary Clinton’s office leaving the facility to be guarded by foreign sovereigns who abandoned their posts when the fighting commenced. It appears that the Ambassador’s presence and the facilities purpose were to facilitate a joint CIA/State Department operation involving arms transfers unknown and unapproved by Congress.

The purpose of the entire exercise was to provide President Obama, in the days before his reelection vote, with political cover. I can understand why Rice, who was widely regarded by President Obama as the sister he never had, would place her personal integrity and reputation at risk, but it makes her unreliable as a board member of an iconic company such as Netflix.

Spying, Unmasking, More Lying …

 

On April 3, 2017, Eli Lake reported in Bloomberg View that as National Security Advisor, Rice had requested that the identities of some Americans mentioned in intelligence reports related to the campaign and presidential transition of Donald Trump be unmasked. Any request for an American's identity to be unmasked required approval by the National Security Agency; NSA Director Michael Rogers said the NSA evaluated each request to determine "Is there a valid need to know in the course of the execution of their official duties?" and "Is the identification necessary to truly understand the context of the intelligence value that the report is designed to generate?" Rice said that she asked for identities of U.S. persons to be revealed to provide context to the intelligence reports, and not for political purposes.  <Source>

When asked directly about the unmasking

Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, asserted in March that he had seen evidence that some of the Trump transition team's communications with foreign actors were surveilled by the Obama administration.

"What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right and I don't know if the American people would be comfortable with what I've read," Nunes said.

On "PBS NewsHour" on March 22, Judy Woodruff asked Rice about Nunes' claims.

"I know nothing about this," Rice responded at the time. "I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today."

"So, today, I really don't know to what Chairman Nunes was referring, but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal, lawful surveillance, and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens," added Rice, who went on to criticize Trump for his accusation that Obama wiretapped him during the presidential campaign. <Source>

Susan Rice appears to be a serial liar and may be guilty of unlawful activity in the “unmasking” of American citizens as part of the Obama Administrations program of spying on American citizens and especially political opponents. Something yet to be adjudicated in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Bottom line …

“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” said Rice. <Source>

Since the Board has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders, can one really believe that Susan Rice is an ethical, honest representative or a shill willing to lie for Netflix’s benefit? This is the question that needs to be asked and answered.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE GOP PICKS MY POCKET AND THEN WANTS ME TO SUPPORT THE PICK-POCKET

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An email solicitation from “Mary” at the National Republican Congressional Committee …

From: Mary, NRCC HQ info@nrccvictory.com
Reply-To: info@nrccvictory.com
To: steve@onecitizenspeaking.com
Sent: 3/27/2018 3:40:36 PM
Subject: Movements are built by the people

Fellow Conservative,

Your support of our movement has made it one of the most powerful in history!

It’s people like you who help continue to build our movement -- so please add us to your email address list and continue helping support the Republican majority.

We all must do our part to continue making our movement more powerful.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Let’s go keep winning, Fellow Conservative.

Best,

Mary

NRCC HQ

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is the only committee exclusively devoted to increasing the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, but we cannot do it without your support.

My response … 

Dear Mary,

Are you aware that The House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, 256-167, with 145 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting “yes?” The “no” votes came from 90 Republicans and 77 Democrats.

Why is it that the GOP only mentions the word "conservative" when they want money and votes?

Why is it that I should give the majority of your lying cheating fools a dime after passing the most profligate, extortionate, and largest spending bill in modern history?

Why is it that I should even support my representative and the rest of you fools who did not read nor understand the bill you were voting on which is tantamount to taxation without representation.

I voted for the GOP in the last election because the alternative was both unacceptable and despicable.

This time around, I am not so sure because, with the exception of a relatively few members who I will support individually, the rest of you are worthless in advancing the original aims of the GOP: Smaller government, lower taxes, fewer regulations, a stronger national defense, and cutting the waste, fraud, and abuse that is built into this budget.

We gave you The House, The Senate, and The Presidency -- and you gave us NOTHING BUT GRIEF IN RETURN. I am returning the favor.

Steve

Bottom line …

Apparently, we are past the congressional tipping point, so why support those who are hastening our slide into the abyss?

We are so screwed.

-- steve

P.S. Who the hell is Mary?


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PROGRESSIVES TURNING AMERICA UPSIDE DOWN, INSIDE OUT

Organizing like Obama …

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Funny how the progressive socialist democrats blame millions of people for the actions of a few crazies and criminals. Pretty much the same people who are willing to let miscreants slaughter their families while they beg for mercy. Where are the men in today’s pussified America?

How many people find it amazing that Americans now march to take away our freedoms instead of protesting our loss of freedom?

Like most so-called “spontaneous” grassroots demonstrations, this one was neither spontaneous nor grassroots but was presented by an established cadre of radical progressive socialist democrat organizers with significant organizing and operational skills. And, fully funded by the usual suspects. Astroturfing at its finest.

Few could articulate what it is they were marching for. Many did not even comprehend the difference between a pistol, a rifle, and a shotgun. Others did not know the difference between a semi-automatic and fully-automatic weapon and continued to confuse and conflate the two.

And, worst of all, not one person – student or adult – could point to a single gun control law that could have prevented this tragedy or a similar one in the future.

The one thing that you did not hear from these pint-sized demagogues and their adult counterparts was that this was a failure of the government -- and that duly constituted authorities (school police, police, and the FBI) knew of the individual and his mental issues -- and did nothing. In fact, the local police stood down during the actual shooting until another local police department arrived and made entry into the building. In fact, one of the principle demagogue's father is an ex-FBI agent -- perhaps why the little cretin went on to protect the FBI from valid criticism. 

Even CNN (Communist News Network) acknowledges that the “students” had “adult” activist/agitator assistance …

There were professional progressive activists/agitators in the background.

Everytown for Gun Safety supplied operational and logistical resources for marches in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Milwaukee and New Orleans, the group said Sunday. Additionally, the organization said it gave out $5,000 grants to more than 200 local organizers across the country to ensure they had operational resources. The group helped to support transportation for students from cities including Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to travel to the march in D.C.

Giffords, the gun safety advocacy group named for congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a mass shooting survivor, provided transportation to Washington for some Stoneman Douglas families with the help of New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, who provided the team's jet to help families get to Washington.

Ben and Jerry's also chipped in with grants to fund bus transportation to the march.

For entertainment, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Demi Lovato and Vic Mensa committed to performing.  <Source>

The “students” received funding far in excess of their own fundraising efforts from left-wing activists and their useful idiots.

A GoFundMe campaign to support the rally raised more than $1.7 million in three days on top of $2 million in private donations from Hollywood personalities including George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.  <Source>

The “students” had professional media people handling bookings.

George Clooney's publicist told the Washington Free Beacon that he has set up interviews between children who survived the Parkland shooting and media outlets. Stan Rosenfield, who represents Clooney, said he was "approached by a friend, not Mr. Clooney, to help set up television interviews last Sunday." Rosenfield said he set up five interviews on Sunday with Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS. When asked whether Clooney is paying for the publicity or endorses facilitating the interviews with the children survivors, he said Clooney's statement on donating to the "March for Our Lives" campaign "answers all of your other questions." <Source>

Bottom line …

It is common sense that criminals and crazies do not respect nor obey the law. And, that disarming a law-abiding public creates little more than a larger victim pool and a need for a larger, more totalitarian government. As a life member (benefactor level) of the NRA (National Rifle Association), I resent the implication that I am a racist or terrorist because I believe in the Constitution and the Second Amendment. Like every other dictatorship, the first goal is to disarm the population lest they rise and revolt against government tyranny.

I have an idea – let the parents of these children conduct the very same march in the inner cities to protest the slaughter of children in the cross-fire of gang activities. Where are the leaders of those marches in the inner cities – the cities governed by progressive socialist democrats with some of the strictest gun control laws in our nation?

And I leave you with a question: How can these progressives claim the moral high ground on protecting children when it is the progressives who disparage law enforcement and let criminals off easy -- refusing, in many instances, to deal with known criminal and mental issues in the schools they control?

We are so screwed – that we may never recover from Obama’s transformative efforts – including the political corruption and criminality he excused on behalf of his fellow communists, socialists, and terrorist cronies.

GUN CONTROL DOES NOT EQUAL CRIME CONTROL!

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MORE PROGRESSIVE DISHONESTY FROM THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS

Listening to Hillary Clinton’s minions at Center for American Progress, created by Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta and headed by a member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is an exercise in delusional and deceptive politics …

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Report alleges the House Intelligence Committee failed to investigate a stunning number of leads before closing its Russia investigation

The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Thursday to release its Republican majority's report on the Russia investigation, therefore concluding the probe.

[OCS: There is nothing unusual about voting along party lines – something that has long been perfected by the progressive socialist democrats who actually punish members for straying without permission, unlike the Republicans who simply accepts the ranting of its dissident members.]

But a new report from a Democrat-aligned group shows the committee failed to investigate a slew of leads, and claims the Republican majority on the committee should not have closed their inquiry so soon — echoing Democrats on the committee.

[OCS: Another report from a Democrat-aligned group should be viewed with the same suspicious as that other report paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee which started this entire affair with specious and salacious rumors – which after more than one year of stringent investigation has proven to be a failure.]

The Center for American Progress' Moscow Project, which has been closely documenting events of interest to investigators in the Russia probe, identified 70 known contacts between Trump officials and "Russia-linked operatives," 22 of which were meetings between the two sides.

[OCS: The Center for American Progress is a known front for Hillary Clinton and has a horrible hyper-partisan reputation for twisting facts and promoting fake news.]

The project's report says that when looking into 81% of these contacts, the committee obtained only partial information from the relevant Trump representatives, and in 60% of them, didn't interview the Trump associate involved.

[OCS: You might remember that no such report was issued when Congressional Committees and the FBI did not obtain the full story about the Clinton’s private server, the Uranium One deal that saw 20% of American uranium production ceded to Russian allies of Vladimir Putin.]

In total, the report claims that at least 12 people on Trump's team had contacts with Russians, and that at least another 10 people knew about them.

[OCS: There are over 30 people who were never interviewed by the FBI during the various Obama/Clinton/DNC/Pakistani affairs.]

According to the report, the 12 people who had such contacts with Russians were:

  • Lawyer Michael Cohen
  • Former campaign political adviser Roger Stone
  • Trump's son Donald Trump Jr.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Former campaign manager Paul Manafort
  • Former national security director J.D. Gordon
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Former foreign policy adviser Carter Page
  • Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Private-security entrepreneur Erik Prince
  • Former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos
  • Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci

All three people who headed Trump's campaign — former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway — reportedly had knowledge of these contacts.

But the committee reportedly failed to interview eight of these individuals, and did not require another five of the 22 people who either had contacts or knew about them to divulge all the information they knew, according to the report.

The report documented 15 denials that members of the campaign made of the campaign's contacts with Russian officials, and said all of them have proven false.

One key example was Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who denied having any knowledge of the campaign's interactions with Russians.

But after news broke of a campaign national security meeting at which former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos said he had reached out to Russian officials, Sessions changed his story, and said he had forgotten about the meeting. Sessions then recused himself from overseeing the DOJ's Russia investigation.

Although Sessions stated last year that he pushed back on Papadopoulos' efforts, three witnesses who have spoken to special counsel Robert Mueller have contradicted this narrative.

Democrats are furious

The Moscow Project's report went on to say that in 21% of these contacts, the Democrats on the committee had called for witnesses to be brought back for additional questioning because the witnesses may have lied, improperly invoked privileges to avoid giving answers, or because newly disclosed information indicated they might have more to tell the committee.

[OCS: You notice that the Democrats are not furious when there is so much to be investigated and prosecuted when it comes to the numerous Obama scandals and those involving Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I wonder why?]

In a summary report released last week, Republicans concluded that no collusion had taken place between the Trump campaign and Russia.

[OCS: After all of this time, you would think someone would have found something. But Congress, the FBI, and the DOJ have nothing. So their modus operandi is to keep digging until they can pressure someone into “snitching” – even if it involves perjury – to get a lighter sentence for a trumped-up process crime.]

Ranking member on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, slammed the committee's decision to close the investigation based on the numerous witnesses he said the committee had failed to fully question.

[OCS: There is no polite way to say it. Adam Schiff is a liar and a dishonest politician whose word is meaningless. The man is a public embarrassment to his constituents, the State of California, and the Congress of the United States.]

"The majority report reflects all of the shortcomings of this quasi-investigation," he said on Thursday.

Schiff said Democrats had indeed uncovered collusion between Trump and Russia, despite the Republican report's assertion that they did not.

[OCS: Yet Schiff refuses to provide evidence – even to his own Committee, the DOJ, or the FBI. Had Schiff not been a member of Congress, he would be forced to testify under oath about his assertions. I say drag his sorry ass before a Grand Jury , demand his evidence, and if it is not forthcoming, charge him with obstructing justice.]

"Just look at one piece of it, George Papadopoulos, this is someone the Russians approach in April 2016," Schiff told CNN. "They say they have stolen [Democratic presidential nominee Hillary] Clinton emails, they preview the dissemination, they want a relationship with the campaign. Who does Papadopoulos share this with in the campaign? We don't know because they wouldn't bring Papadopoulos in."

[OCS: This is a minor player that had minimal interaction with the Trump campaign and is known for his braggadocio and overstating his connections. Notice, nobody has said that the emails were forged. And, why is Hillary Clinton getting a pass for violating the National Espionage Act, mishandling classified information, destroying government property, violating department policies, and obstructing justice?]

"They're not interested in finding out," he added.

[OCS: It appears that “nobody is interested in nuthin” – on both sides of the aisle.]

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Bottom line …

This report has all of the credibility and truthfulness of a report authored by “big tobacco” on how smoking is not harmful. The facts are clear: one, the Obama Administration engaged in several unconstitutional and illegal activities that rose to the forefront as scandals; two, Hillary Clinton and her minions have mounted a silent coup against President Trump using specious and salacious material that allowed the Obama Administration to spy on domestic Americans – and members of the opposition political party as well as sparked an investigation run by compromised members of hyper-politicized federal agencies; and three, no politician wants to get into a mud-slinging contest because most of them have personal or professional flaws that are well-known to the intelligence community and can be used to discredit them and force them from office.

“We the People” are screwed. Even big-talkers like Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes are unlikely to do much more than tilt at windmills.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GUN CONTROL: SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST AGITATORS ARE MANIPULATING YOUR CHILDREN ...

Look closely behind the scenes …

Once again the progressive socialist democrat politicians, the progressive mainstream news media, and the socialist and communist agitators who want to see the threat of an armed America are rallying around the worn-out battle cry, “It’s for the children.”

Like the progressive unions that control education, they are coercively extorting the public to support a cause that not only weakens American and makes our nation vulnerable to foreign criminal incursions but is openly dishonest as common sense has proven that criminals and crazies do not respect nor obey any laws and that only the 24/7 repetition of heinous events blows them out of proportion and makes it seem like there is a threat on every corner. True if you are a black in the inner cities governed by progressive democrats. Or a member of a community that refused to assist the police or even support their existence.

Look behind the crowd – see the paid professional activists and agitators, many of them socialists, communists, and union members.

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Then there are the clueless virtue-signaling empty-headed and aging celebrities looking for media face time and the opportunity to display their “hipster” credentials. And, about the aging politicians who are reminiscing about the bygone “protest era” ruled by politics, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

And then there is the ignorant buffoon buoyed by the mainstream media into an icon who openly tells the world that his parents and teachers are f-ing stupid and the young people need to lead the way …

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Spare me the iconography of the revolutionary raised first and the overblown empty political rhetoric. Look behind the scenes, and you will find a father who is a former FBI agent. If, as “crisis actor” David Hogg asserts, everyone knew the shooter was crazy and dangerous, you think he might have told his father.

One student, in particular, David Hogg has been astonishingly articulate and highly skilled at propagating a new anti-Conservative/anti-Trump narrative behind the recent school shooting. Few have seen this type of rapid media play before, and when they have it has come from well-trained political operatives and MSM commentators.

Immediately, these students-turned-activists threw up some red flags

I think it’s disgusting, personally. My father’s a retired FBI agent and the FBI are some of the hardest working individuals I have ever seen in my life,” proclaimed David Hogg to CNN. “It’s wrong that the president is blaming them for this.”

“He can’t put that off on them. He is in charge of them and these people, what they love to do is push this off on bureaucracy and say it’s not them,” he said. “He is in charge of the FBI … the executive branch is supposed to enforce laws and as such, President Trump is in charge of that and the FBI.”

[OCS: This ignorant idiot appears to overlook the fact that the FBI was given specific and credible evidence about the shooter and they did nothing. That the hyper-partisan leadership of the FBI created their own controversy by aiding and abetting former President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their associates in covering-up felonious criminal activities. And, we caught red-handed. And, that Trump does not directly control the FBI. Where is the missing video (https://youtu.be/bvz3NsbptNc) apparently showing a David Hogg that can’t remember his lines? Why is it no longer available on YouTube?] 

Watch the video at http://www.independentsentinel.com/cnns-rehearsed-students-stoneman-high/ to see CNN rehearsing the Hogg presentation.

Pay attention you little twerp ...

FBI Political Correctness Allowed This Islamist Teenager to Carry Out Attack

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Palm Beach County police, 17-year-old Corey Johnson bought a knife last Sunday and brought it with him to a sleepover at longtime friend Kyle Bancroft’s house. At 4 a.m., he decided to kill Kyle’s mother, Elaine; his brother, Dane; and Dane’s friend, Jovanni Sierra Brand.

Corey repeatedly stabbed Jovanni in his bed and slit his throat. Then he attempted to murder Elaine as she approached the boys’ bedrooms in response to Jio’s last gasps. Dane rescued his mom and sustained 32 stab wounds. Both were hospitalized and survived. Jio was buried last Friday—less than a week after celebrating his 13th birthday at a pizza party attended by Corey.

The accused killer told police he “stabbed the victims because of his Muslim faith,” watched videos of “Muslim jihadists” on his cellphone, and “was reading the Quran from his phone just prior to the attack to give him the courage to carry out his intentions.”

Corey’s brutal attack was no bolt out of the blue, no unexpected incidence of sudden jihad syndrome. Local school officials and police in Palm Beach County, along with federal and international law enforcement authorities, had encountered more red flags in their years of dealing with Corey than at a Communist May Day parade in Havana.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force became involved after European intelligence counterparts told them Corey had used Instagram to issue security threats to a Catholic high school in England. The threats “were so severe in nature,” local officials discovered, “that up to 100 students were removed from the school fearing some kind of attack.”

One of the messages threatened: “By Allah, we will kill every single Infidel student at this school.” Corey told FBI agents he “was supportive of known terrorist Anwar al Awlaki”—the spiritual patron of lone-wolf jihadists.

The FBI’s plan of action? Inaction. The agency watched and waited and wanly admonished Corey to knock it off because authorities “believed a redirection approach would be the most beneficial regarding his conduct.”  <Source>

Like the Parkland shooting, the FBI knew there was a credible threat – and did nothing to save innocent lives. And, in this case, the miscreant used a knife.

Enter the adults … This march is not grassroots – it is astroturfing.

The student movement March for Our Lives is sponsored by Everytown and is part of a larger leftist movement. Everytown is the Bloomberg organization that now has offices in every state hoping to gut the Second Amendment. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other funders and promoters. The students they are exploiting the movement certainly are rehearsed.

What makes this especially interesting is this is allegedly a grassroots movement organized by students at the Stoneman Douglas High School in the heart of liberal Broward County, Florida.

On February 28, BuzzFeed came out with the actual story: Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz aiding in the lobbying in Tallahassee, a teacher’s union organizing the buses that got the kids there, Michael Bloomberg’s groups and the Women’s March working on the upcoming March For Our Lives, MoveOn.org doing social media promotion and (potentially) march logistics, and training for student activists provided by federally funded Planned Parenthood.

The president of the American Federation of Teachers told BuzzFeed they’re also behind the national school walkout, which journalists had previously assured the public was the sole work of a teenager. (I’d thought teachers were supposed to get kids into school, but maybe that’s just me.)

In other words, the response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room. Nor is it surprising that the professionalization happened right off the bat. Broward County’s teacher’s union is militant, and Rep. [CALIFORNIA] Ted Lieu stated on Twitter that his family knows Parkland [FLORIDA] student activist David Hogg’s family, so there were plenty of opportunities for grown-ups with resources and skills to connect the kids. <Source>

Bottom line …

  • By all means, let us disarm law-abiding Americans and create large pools of cowering Americans that must demand a larger, more militant, and totalitarian government to deal with the self-created threat to our safety, security, and freedom.
  • By all means allow the minorities to roam free with their weapons – giving them an Obama-like pass on the investigation, prosecution, and jailing of school-age children.
  • By all means, let’s not build a wall to continue the erosion of our American culture and sovereignty by those who have open allegiance to a foreign sovereign power.

I leave you with one question: If these people want to become Americans so badly, why are they marching with the flag of Mexico rather than the American flag?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TRUMP'S WEATHER-VANE POLITICS: SIGNS $1.3 TRILLION SPENDING BILL AFTER HINTING AT A VETO

As Trump relaxes at Mar-a-Lago, perhaps he should be considering why he just screwed the American people, his party, and the Constitution of the United States? Where he would have stood as a great patriot, he now stands as a big-spending ally of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. And, this after a home run with the appointment of John Bolton as his National Security Advisor.screwed

Once again we are being given tangible proof that former progressive democrat Donald Trump is a weathervane politician whose direction will always be towards the money. I personally believe that Trump was pressured by the Congressional Republicans to sign the $1.3 TRILLION spending bill for the sole purpose of providing a raison d'être for the special interests to fund 2018 GOP campaigns and for these politicians to point to their efforts in bringing home the bacon.

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GOP hands a victory to the progressive socialist democrats …

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her esteemed counterpart in the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer, are declaring the spending bill rushed through by Republicans this week as “a victory.”  “The distinguished leader has clearly put forth many of the priorities that we’re very proud of in a bill that’s one yard high,” Pelosi said of House Speaker Paul Ryan at a joint press conference with Schumer on Thursday. <Source>

Where are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan? How can they justify a 2200+ page “midnight” bill that nobody read nor understands? And, why were Amendments restricted by the leadership? Where is the deliberation, debate, and transparency?

Bottom line …

Trump is a pragmatist, and it is now easier for GOP politicians to point to this bill and claim bipartisanship while denying obstructionism. Unfortunately, few, including most members of Congress will never know the how and why of a bill crafted in smoke-filled backrooms with closed doors.

We gave them the House, the Senate, and the Presidency -- and what did we get in return? Another George Bush, a profligate spender? President Trump was just rolled, and this might be his "Read My Lips" moment.

We are so screwed.

gop-2018

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CITIGROUP ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE GUNS: DOES LITTLE OR NOTHING ABOUT TERRORISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS

In a display of extreme virtue signaling, it appears that Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat has no qualms about attempting to regulate U.S. gun manufacturers, dealers, and buyers by restricting their access to funds …

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… but appears to have little problem with the Citigroup ownership position of members of the Saudi Royal family whose institutional torture, support of terrorism, and well-known human rights violation may pose a greater threat to the United States than all of the domestic gun manufacturers.

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Citi’s Challenge

Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Co., which has held Citigroup shares since 1991, increased its stake during the global financial crisis as shares plunged. While the size of Alwaleed’s position isn’t disclosed, neither he nor his company were listed among owners with a stake of 5 percent or more in the New York-based lender’s latest proxy filing this year.

Broad Support

The bank’s base of support in Saudi Arabia is broader than Alwaleed, according to two people familiar with the company’s operations in the kingdom who asked to remain anonymous. Citigroup executives have long cultivated relationships with power brokers, like members of the royal family or high-ranking officials, and don’t rely on Alwaleed for bank business such as licensing, one of them said. <Source>

How is it that a member of the Saudi delegation in West Los Angeles and a Saudi-financed Culver City Mosque appears to have been intimately involved with the 9/11 attackers – the majority of whom were Saudis?

Zacarias Moussaoui, a convicted 9/11 co-conspirator, says members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family helped finance al Qaeda in the years just prior to the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Saudi government says that “there is no evidence to support Moussaoui’s claim,” citing U.S. government investigations. Who’s right?

We can’t say for sure, in part because a 2002 joint House-Senate report contains a 28-page section on al Qaeda’s “specific sources of foreign support” that remains classified. However, the bipartisan 9/11 Commission — which investigated the leads produced by the earlier congressional report — said in its 2004 report that it “found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization,” referring to al Qaeda. <Source>

Saudi Envoy in L.A. Is Deported -- Prayer leader at King Fahd Mosque is suspected of having links to terrorists, officials say.

A Saudi consular official and Muslim prayer leader based in Los Angeles was denied entry to the United States this week and expelled from the country because of suspected terrorist links, according to law enforcement officials and documents.

Fahad al Thumairy, 31, part of the Saudi Consulate here since 1996, was detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday after arriving on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt. He carried a Saudi passport and an A-2 visa normally issued to diplomats or government dignitaries. U.S. authorities, acting on undisclosed intelligence information, revoked the visa in March -- a fact apparently unknown to al Thumairy.

After two days in custody, al Thumairy was expelled from the country Thursday and put aboard a Frankfurt-bound flight with connections to Saudi Arabia, officials said. The terms of his expulsion ban him from returning to the United States for five years. <Source>

“The aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks may not in itself prompt extensive market-based volatility,” Citigroup wrote in a report, suggesting that financial markets “treat such developments as idiosyncratic and the unfortunate reality of a world where large-scale carnage has become an almost daily, if sickening, development.” <Source>

Bottom line …

Since there is no linkage between the millions of law-abiding gun owners and the actions of a relatively few criminals and crazies who do not respect nor obey laws, perhaps we should apply the same standard to Citigroup and demand that the government order the divestment of all funds or ownership participations in Citigroup by any nation that is a gross human rights violator.

After all, it is a matter of fair play. Just as Citigroup wants to punish innocent and law-abiding parties over gun rights, perhaps we should seek the punishment of Citigroup for financially supporting regimes that engage in torture, terrorism, and human rights violation.

Citigroup is so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SUBVERTING THE GOP: MAYES & SCHWARZENEGGER

It used to be that the GOP knew who there enemies were: the socialists, the communists, and the progressive socialist democrats. Now it appears that the GOP has been infiltrated by RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) who want the party to move left.

Who can forget Arnold “the sexist pig douchenozzle” Schwarzenegger who not only signed into law one of California’s largest tax increases but commuted the sentence of a democrat leader’s murderous son as a political favor?

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He wants to save the California GOP with help from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, continues his push to move the California Republican Party to the left today with a little help from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The 40-year-old Mayes has been calling for the California GOP to veer away from a staunch pro-business and anti-government message that resonates in conservative parts of the country but leaves the party out of step with voters in the deep-blue state.

His work cost him the top spot in the 25-member Assembly Republican caucus last year. Mayes delivered seven critical Republican votes to extend the state's cap-and-trade program after securing several pro-business amendments to the legislation. The political backlash against Mayes turned ugly quickly, and he stepped down as Republican leader in August.  <Source>

Bottom line …

It must be killing that arrogant, aging Kennedy-wannabe Schwarzenegger that a fellow celebrity is now President of the United States. I wonder if he believes he can re-make the GOP fast enough to run for Senator before he turns into just another GOP joke?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS