Perhaps it is time for each person to mind their
own business, make their own decisions and choices
about everything, and be responsible personally
for the consequences of those choices.
Watching the Swamp Creatures Writhe and Die: Who’ll Make the Popcorn?
by Vin Suprynowicz
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
If “Saturday Night Live” were doing the job of political satirists (which might keep the show from finally being canceled in the Spring of 2019, as is now likely; you read it here first)—that is to say, satirizing political absurdities on BOTH sides of the aisle—they could do a great sketch this year about a forlorn Democratic 2018 congressional hopeful addressing a handful of supporters in a high school gym.
The poor fellow, after stumbling painfully through the open-borders, job-and-economy-crippling, hermaphrodite Democratic agenda we detailed in yesterday’s installment, would recognize Nancy Pelosi in the crowd, and acknowledge her.
An SNL cast member made up as the poor Alzheimer’s poster girl would then struggle onto the stage and call for the impeachment of George Bush, who left office in 2009. The crowd would applaud half-heartedly, while exchanging puzzled looks.
The candidate would then recognize “Congresswoman Maxine Waters, what a surprise to see you here, as well. Won’t you come up and say a few words?” The animated Ms. Waters would run onstage and agree it’s time to impeach Trump, and all his relatives while we’re at it, because they’re all corrupt. She would then demand that the CIA stop selling crack to the junkies in her district, offer to list any candidate on her “candidate slate” mailers for a hefty fee, and explain that she herself had nothing to do with each of her children and grandchildren becoming millioniares through all those federal bank bailouts and government bond contracts. She would then start dousing the premises with gasoline. Members of the crowd would start pulling on their coats and heading for the exits.
Finally, the hapless young Democrat nominee would recognize the ultimate leader of his party waiting in the wings, calling on Hillary Clinton to come on out and say a few words, as well. Mrs. Clinton would shuffle onstage using a walker, wearing her adult diaper outside her avocado-green pantsuit. Someone would pop a flashbulb at her and she’d promptly go into a Parkinson’s seizure, bobbing her head back and forth, eyes and mouth gaping wide (see . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr1IDQ2V1eM , or . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5mYx5oCxEg ), as the rest of the crowd rushed for the exits, except for one little girl with a red ribbon in her hair, holding a red rose, who would be the last person to approach the candidate onstage. “Hi, they paid me to give Mrs. Clinton this rose and hug her for the photographer, but I’ve got to go do my homework. Could you do it for me?”
(Girl with red ribbon and question was a hired set-up, see: … >https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/10/05/confirmed-clinton-campaign-used-child-actor-in-stagedscripted-town-hall/comment-page-3/ .)
‘NONE OF THEM ARE ON THIS BALLOT!’
Illegal aliens, fearful of being caught voting and jailed for it (as millions of them so richly deserve to be), are now withdrawing their illegal voter registrations left and right (see Colorado: >http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/15/democrats-spooked-by-drop-in-colorado-voter-registration-amid-trump-probe-into-voter-fraud/ ) at the mere THREAT of Donald Trump’s Presidential Commission on voter integrity getting to work (even as Democrats and their crotch-licking lapdog press continue to insist not a single illegal vote has ever been cast in America.)
Loyal and legal American voters, meanwhile, can’t wait to return to the polls in November of 2018 to again vote for Donald Trump, and to vote OUT never-Trump sellouts like Paul Ryan and Jeff Flake, along with the cackling sadist Chuckie Schumer (who publicly, smilingly congratulated the FBI for holding the fire engines a mile away as they burned the women and children to death at Waco), the posturing Kamala Harris, who asks “questions” at Senate hearings without giving anyone time to answer, since her only real goal is to stage “selfies” of herself talking tough which she can use for fund-raising back home in Commiefornia for her—oh, this is too good to be true—for her 2020 PRESIDENTIAL campaign. ( http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/democrats-donors-kamala-harris-president/2017/07/18/id/802243/ .)
(Do you suppose Maxine Waters could be convinced to fill out the ticket?)
Problem is, when they step into that voting booth 16 months from now, they’re going to discover Donald Trump isn’t actually on the ballot (that won’t come till 2020), and that the vast majority of voters also have no direct opportunity at their local polling place to vote AGAINST Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, Kamala Harris, the smirking Al Franken, or even worthless “NeverTrump” RINOs like Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s sweetheart of the rodeo Miss Lindsey Graham, etc. (only Waters, Ryan, and Flake, out of that whole list, even being up for re-election next year.)
What to do?
In fact, the next step in the Trump revolution actually comes sooner, in a mere nine or ten months, when GOP primary voters in a number of states will toss out useless, obstructionist “NeverTrump” RINOs and replace them with new Republican candidates who aren’t afraid to call the Democrats’ filibuster and “shut down the government” bluffs, to counterattack, to change the law to suspend ALL immigration “till further notice” if that’s the only way to curtail the dangerous one-man mischief campaign of Alternative President and supposed Hawaiian “judge” (and former Obama classmate) Derrick Watson; changing the law and “Senate rules” to allow presidents to appoint enough loyal managers to gain control of the out-of-control federal bureaucracy within a reasonable number of weeks WITHOUT allowing a foot-dragging Senate minority to delay such routine appointments by a DECADE; putting Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch and John Podesta and Huma Abedin under oath and asking them about THEIR obstruction of justice and Russian bribe-taking, with federal marshals standing by to put them in leg-irons if they’re caught lying.
(Delaying routine confirmations by more than a decade, see: … http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/mitch-mcconnell-trump-nominations-will-take-11-years-thanks-to-senate-democrats/article/2628885 ; or … http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/11/republicans-say-it-will-take-years-to-confirm-trump-nominees/ .)
Even four or five evil, corrupt, child-molesting NeverTrump Republicans being tossed to the wolves in those primaries will put the fear of God in the rest, and those primaries are often decided with far fewer votes and a smaller investment of cash than the general elections five months later. Trump supporters can contribute time, in-kind goods and services, or modest cash donations to any number of these races, even if they’re in adjacent states. Start researching your Drain-the-Swamp list, now.
The Trump forces are raising money, believe me. Democrats and their media leg-humpers, meantime, are doing NOTHING to recruit and train a stable of personable younger candidates, to try out any new and more sensible message or agenda designed to appeal to anyone but their ululating, Trump-deranged “alternative lifestyle” constituencies in Greenwich Vilage, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., as they spend all their time running around waving torches and pitchforks and shrieking “The Russians! The Russians!”
Polls—conducted by the same Lamestream outfits that projected a shoo-in victory for Hillary Clinton last November, of course, and which are STILL oversampling Democrats by 4 to 12 points—show the non-stop media screeching still has 41 percent of Americans overall convinced the Russians “sought to influence the election, and that the Trump team intentionally helped them.” But the number of “Republicans and Republican-leaning independents” who believe that has now plummeted from 18 percent in April to just nine percent, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, released Sunday, July 14 ( http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/16/just-nine-percent-republicans-think-trump-russia-collusion-abc-wash-post-poll/ .
(Correct for their oversampling of Democrats, and we’ll call that 35 to 39 percent who are still tuned in to CNN or MSNBC, still “drinking the Kool-Ade.”)
Whereas we all know the Clintons accepted more than $135 million in thinly-disguised bribes—“speaking fees”; “donations to the ‘Clinton Foundation’”—to sell the Russians 20 percent of our uranium. You’re telling me that didn’t violate IRS regulations and anti-bribery statutes sufficient to gain some kind of bulk rate on prison cells?)
These characters are going to get their heads handed to them on platters in 16 months. And you can help, even if you don’t happen to live in a district where you can vote to toss out one of the worst of these flesh-eating Morlocks.
Right now, the first couple of races to watch most closely (and possibly volunteer to help) are:
John McCain won’t come up for re-election again till 2022, by which time this Soros-funded, secret-leaking, archetypal angry short man will be either dead or too mentally deranged to function, obviously.
(NOTE: The above prediction was posted on July 18, a full day before his doctors revealed Sen. John McCain has a serious brain tumor. While I thus regret the somewhat caustic tone, in reference to a man who showed courage and character while in enemy hands, I can’t bring myself to delete or alter a prediction—based on Sen. McCain’s angry and often aberrant behavior over the past year, and especially on a proper scorn for earlier assurances from his office that he’d undergone a “minimally invasive procedure” which would require a “one-week recovery period”—which prediction is now born out in its entirely. Standard radiation or chemotherapy treatments, though they hold out hope for a one- to five-year survival, are unlikely to leave Sen. McCain able to function as a Senator in any but a ceremonial capacity. His replacement will doubtless be named by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, and is thus unlikely to shift the party balance in Washington.)
But as early as January, six months ago, “Roll Call” was identifying his fellow NeverTrump Arizonan, “Sanctuary Jeff” Flake, as “The GOP Senator Most Vulnerable to a Primary”—mostly because Trump Republicans simply hate him.
“Sen. Jeff Flake has vocally criticized his party’s freshly elected president, raised little money, and backed a moderate approach to an immigration overhaul,” reported Roll Call (read their “moderate approach to immigration” to mean “borders open as a sieve and amnesty for all,” of course.)
In other words, the first-term senator from Arizona, infamous member of the Alien Amnesty Gang of Eight, “has all but begged a Donald Trump-like Republican to run against him.
“The 54-year-old, according to one strategist who reviewed polling data last month, is less popular among likely GOP primary voters in Arizona than even John McCain, who for years has had a famously rocky relationship with his party’s base. The poll showed almost as many primary voters disliked Flake as liked him.
“And although he has already drawn a challenger—former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who ran unsuccessfully against McCain last year—his supporters are more worried about another foe, state Treasurer Jeff DeWit,” reported Roll Call’s Alex Roarty.
“DeWit was a strong Trump supporter, serving as chairman of his Arizona campaign before becoming his national campaign’s chief operating officer. And people close to Flake worry that DeWit could potentially exploit the senator’s adversarial history with Trump. Flake routinely criticized Trump’s conduct during the campaign, culminating in a tense showdown between the candidate and Flake on Capitol Hill last July. ( http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-goes-to-war-with-jeff-flake-2016-7 .)
“An incumbent senator has many advantages in a primary, including institutional support, name recognition and money,” Roll Call droned on. “But none of those things might matter if the combative Trump—the leader of the Republican Party with an unrivaled bully pulpit—becomes personally involved in the race, a possibility that scares Flake allies above all else.
“Obviously, you hope Republican presidents support their incumbents,” said Steve Voeller, Flake’s former chief of staff. “But hellip; that remains to be seen.”
Um … yeah. After all, maybe Trump has a short memory about people who have shafted him and favored amnesty for 12 million more illegals, something that could be considered a distinct possibility BY ANYONE WHO’S NEVER READ A SINGLE ONE OF HIS BOOKS, which make it clear that—while Donald Trump is an even-tempered and actually a fairly philosophical guy—he has a VERY clear memory of people who lied to him or treated him like shit in 1977, FORTY YEARS AGO … let alone in 2016.
Frankly, I wouldn’t count Dr. Kelli Ward out, yet. She’s good, she’s pushing the full Trump agenda, and she’s been hard at work for months.
Jeff Flake “needs to start doing his job and stop lying to the Arizona voters about his position on Obamacare,” Dr. Ward points out today (July 18.) “He voted for full repeal in 2015 as a show vote, a ruse, a lie. After seven-plus years of running on and raising money on full repeal, the Senate is stuck with facing their lies and the American public. My race for the U.S. Senate is about telling the truth and doing what you say you were going to do, not saying one thing to get elected and another to try to stay in D.C.”
Mr. Trump may yet have some input in this race, and he’s already publicly expressed regret that he endorsed McCain over Dr. Ward last year, doing so in an attempt to keep peace with McCain, who begged Trump for that help and then proceeded to stab him in the back before the ink on the endorsement was even dry.
(And what was his excuse? John McCain, who’s reliably reported to “swear like a sailor” when the microphones are off, said he could never again support Donald Trump when it came out that private citizen Trump was secretly recorded, years ago, saying the word “pussy.”)
At the end of September, 2016, “Amnesty Jeff” Flake had only $594,000 on hand. By comparison, Roll Call points out, GOP Sen. Rob Portman, “who ran a model campaign en route to winning re-election last year, had $5.5 million on hand at the same point.”
Start your primary list with treacherous Republican-in-Name-Only “Sanctuary Jeff” Flake, who has threatened to throw Arizona to the Democrats if he can.
THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION
In the November general, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill tops the list of nine highly vulnerable Democrat senators serving in states that went for Trump. (The fact that Democrats and Socialists must defend 25 seats next year, Republicans only eight, is an historical anomaly which we surely cannot blame some who are so inclined for identifying as a Gift from God.)
Even better, Ms. McCaskill turns out to be an idiot.
Back in March, loyal Democratic trench-fighter McCaskill asserted that members of Congress appointed by Donald Trump to head executive agencies were fatally compromised by having occasionally met with the Russian ambassador in the course of their duties, insisting there’s no legitimate reason for ANY member of Congress to EVER meet with the Russian ambassador unless they’re on the Foreign Relations Committee, pointing out that (for example) she herself had “never, ever” met with the Russian ambassador during all her years in Washington.
“The controversy over McCaskill’s comments started once it was revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose during his Senate confirmation proceedings the fact that he had multiple meetings with (Russian Ambassador Sergei) Kislyak during the election year,” our beloved pals at CNN reported on June 26. “The meetings raised suspicions given Russia’s role in trying to sway the elections and Sessions’ role as a high-profile Trump surrogate.”
(Actually, no they didn’t.)
“But Sessions said the meetings were not campaign related, arguing they
occurred in his capacity as an Alabama senator who was a member of the
Senate Armed Services Committee,” CNN continued.
“To make her point that Sessions’ meetings were unusual, McCaskill fired off the March tweet making the case that members of that committee rarely—if ever—meet with the Russian ambassador.”
“I’ve been on the Armed Services Committee for 10 years. No call or meeting with Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of the Foreign Res Com,” McCaskill tweeted in early March.
“Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) sent out a misleading Tweet on Thursday claiming that she had never, ‘ever’ met or spoken with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak,” Breitbart News reported back on March 2, “while previous Tweets showed she met and spoke to the Russian official in 2013 and again in 2015.”
“On Jan. 30, 2013 McCaskill tweeted ‘Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions, event those in process.’ On Aug. 6, 2015 McCaskill tweeted ‘Today calls with British, Russian and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework.’”
So: not only did her claim she’d never met with the Russian ambassador turn out to be a nice, fresh, steaming pile of cow dung, but it took only HOURS for Trump/Sessions loyalists to start digging out emails in which Sen. McCaskill had reported she was “off the meet with the Russian ambassador” … and only DAYS for them to come up with actual PHOTOS of this moron sitting at a table … MEETING WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASADOR.
“And now, CNN has learned, McCaskill spent an evening at a black-tie reception at the ambassador’s Washington residence in November 2015,” the besieged cable “news” network reported last month.
“McCaskill was photographed at the event, honoring former Democratic Rep. James Symington, who hails from her state of Missouri and worked to promote US-Russia relations,” CNN reported.
“In an interview, McCaskill acknowledged attending the dinner, but she said she only did so because of her long-standing relationship with Symington… . She claimed the 140-character limit on Twitter did not let her clarify that she never met ‘one-on-one’ with the Russian ambassador.”
IN THE DISTANCE, A TUNE FROM THE BEGINNING OF ACT THREE OF DIE WALKURE. IT’S GROWING LOUDER, NOW. WHAT’S THE NAME OF THAT TUNE?
Mummified Clinton pollster James Carville says the Democrats have “an uphill road to re-take control of the Senate in 2018.” When you’re done laughing so hard you have to wipe away the tears, you may want to join me in correcting that to “Democrats face an uphill road to hold onto 41 seats in the Senate in 2018.”
A Democrat senator in a red state like Missouri should have had about as much chance of survival in 2018 as a snowflake in a volcano, even BEFORE she “kind of forgot” all those meetings with the Russian ambassador, INCLUDING AT HIS OWN HOUSE.
Add this to the fact there’s NOTHING WRONG WITH MEETING THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR IN THE FIRST PLACE—that this entire wound was unnecessarily self-inflicted in order to back up a ridiculous charge that Jeff Sessions, one of the most ethical men in the Senate (OK, that’s NOT a steep hill to climb) was somehow corrupted by having, you know, MET WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR, and this seat leads the list of the eight Democratic Senate seats that have to be flipped to red to end the Democrats’ power to filibuster anything and everything Trump for the next six years.
(My prediction? Republicans will flip only six or seven, and will still have to find the courage to change Senate rules by simple majority vote if they’re ever going to get anything done. Though one does have to wonder what they might offer West Virginia’s Joe Manchin—who could justify the move on the issue of gun-rights, alone—to sideline the Democratic Party nationally for the next 12 years by switching his registration to “R.”)
After Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner—who’s not a Trump Republican, anyway—opted out of challenging McCaskill this week, Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general, emerged as the favorite Republican choice to do the job.
The 37-year-old constitutional conservative with an “Ivy League pedigree” (uh-oh) “sparked the interest of influential Missouri Republicans” (of whom there are how many, exactly?) after winning more votes on the 2016 ballot than any other GOP candidate on the statewide ballot.
“He’s a conservative dream candidate. He is young, energetic, attractive, an outsider—a Federalist Society down-the-line intellectual and to an extent a grassroots conservative. He’s a (Utah Sen.) Mike Lee candidate, but better looking,” a Missouri GOP insider gushed to the Washington Examiner, on condition of anonymity.
Wagner was recruited by Republican leadership because of her presumed ability to neutralize McCaskill with women and avoid a repeat of 2012, when the senator, vulnerable then as she is now, survived re-election because her GOP opponent, then-Rep. Todd Akin, was so poorly received by women. (Was it something he said?)
But some Republicans say Hawley had already quietly replaced Wagner as the preferred recruit of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (uh-oh) and the NRSC, the party’s Senate campaign arm, because he doesn’t have a voting record to dissect and might easily unify the GOP base. (In other words, he IS a Trump Republican?)
It’s too early to conclude Hawley’s a shoo-in for a seat other GOP congressmen might decide to eye. But even Missourians may be tired of their pet obstructionist moron, Claire McCaskill.
We’ll look at the other most vulnerable Senate Democrats—Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Jon Tester of Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania (currently the toughest nut to crack), the aforementioned Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin—in the weeks to come.
(We might also note Dianne Feinstein of California is 84 years old, and would be 85 when required to return to the campaign trail. Will anything including bankruptcy ever turn California back to the Republican column? Probably not, though if a couple of million illegal Mexican voters were to be rounded up and deported …)
And then there’s the question of what’s likely to become of Republican Dean Heller in my own state of Nevada—not exactly a Trump loyalist, and other than Jeff Flake the most likely Republican to be targeted by what’s left of the ruthless Harry Reid Democrat-union machine.
Heller’s smart and personable, but what he really needs is to see tens of thousands of illegal alien hotel maids and other members of the Culinary Union removed from the voter rolls in Clark County/Las Vegas. Will he push for that? Or will he instead try to “split the difference,” avoid going “Politically Incorrect,” and fatally “cozy up” to the Democrat opposition, sacrificing support in the bright-red north—even as the country moves toward Trump?
Speaking of which, my prediction is that Donald Trump—who’s upset virtually every piece of “established political wisdom” he’s ever come across—won’t be content to load up in a few states and districts where the polls show “establishment” Republicans may be able to pick off some low-hanging fruit.
The problem with that strategy is that if an apparent shoo-in like Kirsten Gillibrand of New York faces no credible or well-financed opposition, she can still legally raise millions of dollars and dole it out to colleagues in more closely contested states, at which point the ones who manage to hang on will “owe her some big favors.”
No, I suspect the Republican grassroots campaign in 2018—fueled by outrage at the failure of the Democrats to do ANYTHING but “resist resist resist” the popular, common-sense agenda on which Americans elected Donald Trump, and at the Legacy Media’s operating as little more than attack poodles for the transgender collectivists—will employ what basketball coaches call the “full court press.” Especially if Sarah Palin will agree to help.
Pundits in comfy studio echo-chambers in New York, Washington, and Los Angeles, surrounded and reinforced by groupthinkers at every Happy Hour, have NO IDEA how pissed off everyday Americans are getting. Virtually EVERY Democrat will find him or herself actively challenged—and ridiculed—by a Trump Republican and the fast-growing centrist Patriotic Media, meaning virtually EVERY state will be up for grabs in 2018. And again in 2020.
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