Obama Listening In.

Obama Listening In.

Obama Listening In. Susan Rice shares secrets with Obama!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Will Dems Who Attacked Trump for being "Putin's Poodle" Now Attack Trump for Being Too Hard on Russia?

You bet they will and their hypocrisy will be lost on them!

Ever since the election Democrats have fanned the flames of a mass conspiracy and dis-information campaign to accuse Trump of being a Russian puppet and of Russian attempts to steal the election for Trump.

Not one shred of credible evidence has EVER been put forward to support these claims but that doesn't stop Democrats who have the audacity to insist that the lack of evidence only means they must have an investigation to find or manufacture some.

The Dem's absurd and vicious calumny has been blown to bits, literally, by the Trump Administration attack on Putin's REAL puppet in Syria.  Furthermore, Secretary of State Tillerson was criticized by Dems for being too close to Putin. But here's what Tillerson said in Italy before going to Moscow to confront Putin:
TILLERSON: It is also clear Russia has failed to uphold the agreements that had been entered into under multiple UN Security Council resolutions. These agreements stipulated Russia as the guarantor of a Syria free of chemical weapons, that they would also locate, secure, and destroy all such armaments in Syria. Stockpiles and continued use demonstrate that Russia has failed in its responsibility to deliver on this 2013 commitment. It is unclear whether Russia failed to take this obligation seriously or Russia has been incompetent, but this distinction doesn’t much matter to the dead. We can’t let this happen again.
Russia has really aligned itself with the Assad regime, the Iranians, and Hizballah. Is that a – is that a long-term alliance that serves Russia’s interest, or would Russia prefer to realign with the United States, with other Western countries.
Is that what you expect from a poodle?

Expect the Dems who falsely accused Trump of being in Putin's pocket to now attack Trump for being too hard on Russia.

No matter how contradictory they appear Dems will continue with their blind and unprincipled obstruction to Trump. They look so foolish but their supporters won't care. They're even bigger nuts.

P.S. When will the Trump hating media decide to investigate how the Clinton's cashed in on Russia ties?

Monday, April 03, 2017

Busted! Top Obama Aide Directed Unmasking of Trump Surveillance Records. And Lied About it!

What will Democrats do to block or obfuscate an investigation?

Obama called Susan Rice his "right hand woman." She was certainly a key player in some of the dirty business going on in the Obama Administration. Her main claim to infamy came when she went on all five Sunday news shows to claim that the attack in Benghazi Libya which killed four Americans including our Ambassador Chris Stevens was a protest over an Internet video. One of the great lies of the Obama Administration.

So, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Rice, as National Security Adviser was implicated in the requests to reveal Trump contacts in surveillance and then lied about it.

Circa and Bloomberg both reported Rice was the official who caused the shielding protecting identities of Americans to be stripped away from surveillance allowing Trump officials to be identified in what later became leaks. Of course Rice denies it all. Perhaps it was just another protest gone bad!

But the logs reportedly show Rice's order and her long term interest in intelligence involving Trump.

We also know from the overtly political role Rice played in the big Benghazi lie that Rice is not averse to that kind of activity.

Democrats continue to insist that we must investigate any improper connection between Trump officials and the Russians. No evidence has been put forward to support those claims. However, we now have clear evidence of high level Obama officials involved in the unmasking and potential leaking of surveillance of Trump officials which presents serious legal and privacy issues.

Will those Democrats who demand an investigation of Trump also demand an investigation of the Obama White House? Don't hold your breath. It's a safe bet they will do everything they can to change the subject!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Smoking Gun Proof Dems Acted to Spy on Trump

They even bragged about it!

While there is absolutely NO EVIDENCE presented of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, there was a clear violation of federal law when classified information about Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was leaked to the press.

Based on that fact, we learned that there was surveillance of Trump campaign officials and that this information was illegally distributed.

Not that this is news. The New York Times reported it on March 1:
NY Times: In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government.
But even that report doesn't describe the extent of what the Obama team was doing and why. Little noticed at the time (who watches MSNBC anyway?) a segment on Morning Joe featuring a former Obama official in the Department of Defense sheds new light:

FARKAS: “I was urging my former colleagues and frankly speaking the people on the [Capitol] Hill…it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people to get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left, so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy.

FARKAS: “I feared if they [Trump team] found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump’s staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would know longer have access to that intelligence.”

FARKAS: “So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open, and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia. So then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to the [Capitol] Hill.”

MIKA: A lot going on today…

FARKAS: “That’s why you have the leaking.”
A clear admission that intelligence was spread and leaked in what may be a criminal conspiracy.

So, now that it's been reported and confirmed by this participant in the conspiracy isn't it time Democrats "on the Hill" come clean and admit they received classified intelligence and that it was illegally unmasked and leaked? No wonder Democrats seem so desperate to change the subject and attack anyone, like House Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes, who begins to reveal the extent of this criminal activity.

Where is the investigation into Democrat's illegal activities in spying on Trump?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another Floral Memorial After London Attack but Underlying Cause Remains Unchallenged

Political correctness continues to kill!

In the wake of these mounting attacks in Europe you can count on two things: 1. There will be a very nice floral tribute where people will light candles and leave notes of sympathy and 2. Authorities will bend over backwards to downplay or deny the link to Islam.

Here's one of the floral tributes in the exact spot where I stood just weeks ago:

More at the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, British authorities continue to ignore the obvious signs that led the radicalized Khalid Masood to launch his attack. As Katie Hopkins at the Daily Mail points out: "what happened in prison for him to go in as Adrian Ajou in 2003 and come out as Khalid Masood in 2005? She is one of the few asking that and other tough questions. Instead of answer her questions, there is a move to charge Hopkins with hate crimes for daring to raise the issue of the Islamic enemy within.

Many of Britain's politically correct seem to have more trouble with the people daring to point out the problem than they do with the source of these mounting attacks. Question them and you're a racist guilty of hate crimes.

Consider this report from 2011:
I have just returned to London, where I have lived since I was 11. I have been away for four years, living as an ethnic minority in a monocultural part of the world, amassing a host of stories to tell to disbelieving friends. On the whole, I am glad to return. I shan't miss some locals' assumptions that, being a white woman, if I was outside after dark, as I occasionally was, usually to walk the few metres between my house and the church, I must be a prostitute eager to give them a blow job. I shan't miss the abuse my priest husband received: the daubing of "Dirty white dogs" in red paint on the church door, the barrage of stones thrown at him by children shouting "Satan". He was called a "f***ing white bastard" more than once, though, notably, never when in a cassock. I will also not miss the way our garden acted as the local rubbish dump, with items ranging from duvets and TV sets, to rats (dead or twitching) glued to cardboard strips, a popular local method of vermin control to stem the large numbers of them which scuttled between the rubbish piled in gardens and on pavements. Yes, I am very glad to have left Britain's second city.
The writer, a Vicar's wife, goes on to describe how sections of Birmingham have been transformed into ghettos of radical Islam breeding crime and terror. Read the rest of it. It's eye opening. So naturally, the writer was attacked as a racist.

Another worrying aspect of the problem is the infiltration of schools in Birmingham and elsewhere by Islamic radicals. Schools dominated by Muslims quickly become centers for indoctrination. If you think it can't happen in the U.S. it already is. Public schools who would never allow Christians to preach are including Islam in the curriculum. Anyone who objects is labeled as Islamophobic.

British authorities may be putting a brave face on following the latest attack. One reaction has been to put up more barriers around tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Sadly, they are doing little to address the underlying cause of these attacks. You will never have enough barriers or cops to stop all the attacks. Failure to deal with the underlying cause means the carnage will continue!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jewish American Israeli Teen Arrested for Wave of Anti-Semitic Threats to Jewish Centers

What will the "blame Trump" crowd do now?

During the recent wave of threats and attacks against Jewish targets in the U.S. the hate Trump crowd tried to pin it on him and his followers. They tried to say Trump's senior adviser Steve Bannon was linked to the violence by suggesting Breitbart News which he formerly headed was a source of anti-Semitism. Thus, Trump must be anti-Semitic too. Left wing hate sites like Southern Poverty Law Center, a fundraising scam that enriches it's owners and does little to help anyone else, was particularly vocal. No doubt it helped their latest fundraising scam.

The Big Lie was so bad that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu went so far as to say "There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump," during his recent White House visit.

The threats to Jewish Centers were widespread:

Now it turns out that the threats were almost entirely the product of a 19 year old living in Israel who has since been arrested.

Of course hate crimes hoaxes are nothing new and have long been used by the left to bash political opponents but this is a new low.

Will we now hear a retraction from the left wing hate machine about Donald Trump? Sure. Just as soon as they apologize for insisting Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election. The Big Lies are just too profitable for greedy left wing hatemongers!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BOMBSHELL: Trump Was Right. Obama Did Monitor and Dissemimate Surveillance of Trump Transition!

Something smells here!

A bombshell statement from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Press conference follows:

· I recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions, the Intelligence Community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.

· Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration—details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value—were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.

· I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked.

· To be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or any investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.
During the press conference Nunes revealed that the identity of Trump transition officials had been "unmasked" which is directly contradictory to the law protecting the identity of Americans in "incidental" collection of intelligence. That is a violation of law.

In a response to this bombshell by Democrat Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, his concern wasn't for the clear violation of law highlighted by Chairman Nunes but a disappointment that this gets in the way of the Democrat's transparent attempt to create a scandal where none exists in regard to Trump's Russia ties.

Trump was right about Obama surveillance. How far it went and how many laws were broken remain to be seen. But one thing we know: Democrats will do whatever they can to obfuscate the issue and protect whoever broke the law in service to their partisan political plans!

Obama's Immigration Legacy: Girls Raped, Mothers Killed After Illegals Were Set Free

Obama may be gone but Democrats in "sanctuary" cities and states continue to shelter criminals!

Rockville Maryland is a self styled "sanctuary" city in a state that is considering making itself a "sanctuary" state. That policy of indifference to immigration law came into sharp focus last week when a 14 year old student at Rockville High School was repeatedly raped orally, anally and vaginally at the school by two students, 17 and 18 who are illegal aliens, one with a pending deportation order. Details of the horrific crime are here.

The older perpetrator, who despite his age is enrolled as a freshman because of his lack of education prior to enrollement, was allowed entry into the United States under Obama's catch and release program.

It's a scene that could happen in any school as large numbers of illegal immigrants are flooding communities across the country. Most have little education and many don't speak English. They are prime candidates for gang membership and the violence that entails.

Then there the other legatees of Obama's open borders policy. Another in Texas where Armando Garcia-Ramirez, a Mexican with a long criminal rap sheet was arrested for the murder of his 15 year old girl friend who was pregnant with the couple's second child. Ramirez had been arrested for human smuggling and was twice ordered deported but the Obama Administration was seeking to grant him legal status. He murdered the girl who had earlier born him another child thus committing statutory rape.

Odd how the left wing feminist machine which constantly throws the rape accusation at every white male possible hasn't said a word about either case.

Then there's the tragic case of Sandra Duran a mother of two who was killed on her way home from church after being struck by an illegal alien, again with a long criminal history, who had been deported five times.

These scenes from just this month are a common feature though mostly ignored by the left wing media. Is it any wonder then that Democrats deny the problem? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went so far as to tell a mother grieving for her son murdered by illegal aliens that they are "law-abiding citizens" and praised sanctuary cities.

Obama and Pelosi obviously care more for the potential political benefits of enrolling millions of new voters (Many illegals are already voting, again ILLEGALLY)than they do for the safety of American citizens or the impact on our schools and communities from a flood of illiterate illegals many of whom do not even speak English.

It's worth repeating what I've said before. The singer Cher is a big Democrat booster. Perhaps she could adapt her 70's hit "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" as the new Democrat anthem!

Terrorist Strike at British Parliament

Just feet from where I visited in January!

Details at the Daily Mail. Chaos and carnage as a jihadi mows down pedestrians along the walk of one of the world's most picturesque bridges before wielding a knife and killing a policeman just outside the entrance to Britain's Parliament at the Palace of Westminster.

In January I took this photo from behind the statue of Winston Churchill that overlooks the area around
Parliament where the attack occurred. To the left is the bridge where pedestrians were killed.
This attack is yet another reminder of the real evil that we must confront. At least we have a President who is no longer afraid to call it what it is: Radical Islamic terrorism!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trump Pays More as Percent of Income than Socialist Bernie Sanders and Obama

If Dems claim the rich don't pay their "fair share" when will Sanders and Obama pay more?

So, another illegal leak from the secret state with the release of Trump's 2005 tax return. Though what the hate Trump media thought to make of it is a mystery. Turns out Trump paid $38 million in 2005 on $150 million income; approximately a 24% rate.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders paid 13% in 2015 and Obama paid 19%.

And what about the claim by Hillary Clinton: "maybe ... you haven't paid any federal income tax for a lot of years." You think we'll see a correction?

Will we ever hear demands for rich Dems who pay a lower tax rate than Trump to pay more? Don't hold your breath!

Monday, March 13, 2017

DC Eagle Cam is Back. Check Out Nesting Bald Eagles During Blizzard

I spent hours watching nature's drama online last year. Now it's back for another season. This time, the nest is wired for sound!

Two eggs were laid in late February. Hatching will be in late March to early April.


You have the choice of two camera views. Click A or B.

Storm Update:

Both eagles were photographed nesting together above the eggs during the storm Tuesday morning to give extra warmth to the eggs.

Before the father eagle, named "Mr. President" showed up, the mother, "First Lady" was nearly buried in snow and freezing rain:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Trump Was Right About Refugee Problem in Sweden. But Will Anti-Trumpers Admit It?

Don't count on an apology to Trump. The anti-Trumpers are still in deep denial about the societal cost of large unassimilated refugee populations!

At the Trump rally in Florida last month the President said "You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?" Didn't the left have fun with that claiming Trump was an idiot?

But then, two days later riots, fires and mayhem broke out in Sweden and we saw this past week another attack in Germany.

The problem here is that so many, including the Swedes themselves are in deep denial about the refugee problem. According to the statistics once placid, peaceful Sweden is now known as the "rape capital of Europe" with Muslim immigrants the chief driver of these crimes.

Notably, the Swedish government refuses to publish statistics on the perpetrators of these crimes but the cops on the street know the truth.
Katie Hopkins writes: Peter Springare, a police officer with 42 years of policing Sweden under his belt.

I went to meet him at his police station in Örebro to ask why he spoke out, in a place where silent acceptance seems mandatory. He posted on Facebook, 'here we go; this is what I've handled from Monday to Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape....violence against the police, threats to police, drug crime, felony, attempted murder, rape again.

'Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, Muhammad, again, again, again. Countries representing all the crimes this week; Iraq, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia...
Rather than deal with the substance of what Officer Springare said, Sweden's pro-refugee left called him a racist. How predictable!

In the United States we finally have a President who is willing to say the words "radical Islamic terrorism" and take the tough steps necessary to limit and vet refugee entry into the United States. How many more innocent citizens in Sweden, Germany and elsewhere will have their lives shattered because of left wing political correctness and it's blindness to the problem? Or will those countries also find a way to tell the truth and change the path they are on?

Report from Venezuela: "Every Day is Worse. It's a Nightmare!"

Social justice activists have destroyed the country. They would do the same to the U.S. if given half the chance!

I have a friend in Venezuela. I hesitate to write often as the news is never good. The situation is so bad now that Middle Class citizens are forced to scour garbage dumpsters looking for food. Hunger and malnutrition are so widespread that the average citizen is rapidly losing weight. Cryptic jokes about the "Maduro diet" named after the communist dictator are widespread.

My friend writes that food aide is not being distributed to the people but sold. This is corroborated by Associated Press news reports.

The health care system has nearly collapsed with many people unable to get medicine or treatment. Hunger compounds the problem. The story of Kevin Lara Lugo who died on his 16th birthday after eating contaminated dumpster food is a sad reminder of the human toll this socialist scourge has wrought. The hospital Kevin was taken to when he fell ill did not even have the most basic supplies that might have saved him.

Venezuela's communist government is founded on the principle of social justice. Instead, they are delivering misery to more and more. What a shame the hard lesson the Venezuelan people are learning cannot be transferred to do-gooders elsewhere. Or is it the old saying that "misery loves company" so support your local social justice warriors!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Connecting the Dots to Obama's Illegal Secret State War on Trump

The writing is on the wall for those brave enough to read it!

Our story begins during the IRS scandal where Tea Party groups were targeted. This episode demonstrates the lengths the secret state will go to break the law and target opponents. In May 2013 the scandal broke and congressional demands for investigations ramped up leading to subpoenas for records of the office involved. A month prior to the scandal breaking, Lois Lerner, head of the office at the heart of the scandal wrote the following email to an information technology specialist at IRS. In it Lerner asks whether chats on the IRS system would be turned over to congressional investigators. Earlier she admitted that "I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails."

Later on when Lerner's emails were subpoenaed the IRS declared that her computer had crashed. Ooops! Also, backup copies of Lerner's emails were erased. Ooops! Ooops!

An Obama Department of Justice investigation later concluded there was no criminal activity despite the conspicuous attempt to hide evidence. Obama himself declared there was "not even a smidgeon of corruption," at the IRS.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of Obama friendly officials remaining inside the federal government in key positions. And among that group Politico reports the use of expanded technology to skirt email and other communications that might be the subject of investigation:
Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking for other, protected ways to push back against the new administration’s agenda.

Whether inside the Environmental Protection Agency, within the Foreign Service, on the edges of the Labor Department or beyond, employees are using new technology as well as more old-fashioned approaches — such as private face-to-face meetings — to organize letters, talk strategy, or contact media outlets and other groups to express their dissent.
Is it any wonder then that Trump's tax returns were leaked to the New York Times, or that reporters today are soliciting leaks of such highly confidential information:
It doesn't seem to matter that the leak of such information is a felony.

It's also a felony to leak classified information but that didn't stop someone inside the government from leaking the transcript of President Trump's early phone calls to foreign leaders. And it's a clear violation of the law for any intelligence organization to reveal information about an American citizen gathered by a wiretap on foreigners inside the United States but this is what happened to Trump's first National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Democrats used to worry about the abuse of civil rights from such acts. Now they openly tout the illegal leaks to undermine Trump and his officials. Some even encourage breaking these same very serious laws if it undermines Trump.

Obama Order Makes it Easier to Leak Sensitive Info

We also learned that in the final days of his Administration President Obama signed an order which removed some of the privacy protections on sensitive information and made it easier to share with other agencies which would also make it easier to hide leaks. The New York Times reports:
In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.

The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.
The Times also reports that the Obama White House had access to and spread information about possible Trump ties to Russia:
In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.
So, the Obama White House had highly sensitive information about Trump and caused it to be spread to other government agencies for the specific purpose of "preserving" it for some future use! The Times also reports that there has been other intercepted communications of Trump associates though there was "no evidence" of any wrong doing in connection to Russian interference in the election. The opportunity to abuse this information has grown exponentially.

From Ben Domenich at the Washington Post briefing The Transom:
The simple fact here is that we have FBI, DOJ, and other intel service officials actively leaking confidential information to undermine the new administration. They are going to continue to do so, because they are political actors, seeking their own ends. This extends to the political bureaucracy as well, which has taken to encrypted apps to communicate behind the scenes and plan ways to undermine the new administration.
Obama Denial Not So Airtight

When it comes to Trump's explosive charge that Obama wiretapped him during the election Obama's spokesman was quick to deny the charge. But a former Obama White House aide points out:
We also note that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied the Trump charge. Yet this is the same Clapper who lied previously when asked if spy agencies collect data on American citizens. Obviously they do, hence the leaked Flynn transcripts.

There is obviously plenty of smoke here. Democrats continue to vent about possible Trump ties to Russia despite the lack of evidence. Is that just a tactic to cover up far worse activity by Obama agents still in government? Might this also explain why Democrats have gone to such extraordinary lengths to slow the replacement of Obama officials with Trump nominees?

By all means, let's have an investigation. Let's find out who it is inside the government that is breaking the law with these leaks. Let's find out what links they have to Obama and what coordination is going on behind the scenes and the methods these lawbreakers are using to hide their crimes. I'm sure Democrats will cooperate. Right?

Saturday, March 04, 2017

More Left Wing Fascism on College Campus as Free Speech Under Attack Along with Physical Assault

Physical assaults are just the latest in this developing story of fascism at universities!

Last month I posted on the connection between the rise of the NAZI party in Germany and the student movement. Every few weeks it seems we have another example. This time, Middlebury Vermont where students shouted down another speaker whose views they disagree with:

Not content just to block the free speech rights of others who wanted to hear the speaker, the mob followed Charles Murray and the professor who hosted the event out into the street where the professor was assaulted. Her hair was pulled, wrenching her neck and requiring her to go to the hospital for treatment. Left wing fascists attack woman should be the headline but you won't read about it anywhere else.

At what point will the rights of ordinary Americans who do not riot and physically assault those with whom they disagree be protected? The longer this lunacy is permitted to spread the more dangerous it becomes. We've already seen bomb threats to Jews and Trump supporters. Will we wait until these threats become reality before we act?

Reporter Who Made Up Sources, Hated Trump and Was Bernie Sanders Supporter Arrested for Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats

And yet Sanders, who demands Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resign, has Not disavowed anti-Semitic supporter!

There has been a recent wave of anti-Semitism lately and naturally the left wants to blame it on Trump. But the only guy arrested so far was a supporter of Bernie Sanders who hated Trump. He's also a former reporter who made up sources and quotes. Can we say FAKE NEWS!

Juan Thompson was arrested in St. Louis. Aside from being an anti-Semite and perhaps a Muslim he has made a lot of threats:

When Bernie Sanders office was repeatedly asked if the Senator condemned Thompson's acts or words, there was no response.

Just another example of how the hate state works. Dem's drive their delusional supporters to the most vile acts of hate and violence yet never take responsibility for their words!

Dems Overplay Hand in Accusing Sessions Yet Lies Do Not Stop

Once again, Democrats have been exposed for what they are!

It seems that even after Trump's hugely successful speech on Tuesday the hate and disinformation campaign against him will continue unabated. This time it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused of lying to Congress for failing to disclose he met with the Russian Ambassador.

But here's the question Sessions was asked during his confirmation hearing:
Franken: CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week, that included information that “Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.” These documents also allegedly say “there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.” Again, I’m telling you this as it’s coming out, so you know. But if it’s true, it’s obviously extremely serious, and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?

Sessions: Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.

Franken: Very well.
The question to Sessions was ENTIRELY in the context of the campaign and Sessions answered truthfully. Sessions did have a meeting with the Russian Ambassador in the course of his duties as a U.S. Senator on the Armed Services Committee and that meeting was attended by two of his senior staff members, military advisers not political staff. Sessions also met with 25 other foreign ambassadors during this period. That's his job and every Democrat now calling for him to resign knows it. They've all done the same thing!

Nevertheless Democrats insisted he lied and should resign and called for a Special Prosecutor. Many of the same Democrats defended former Attorney General Eric Holder even after he was charged with contempt of Congress, the first cabinet official ever to receive that censure.

Democrats piled on with many insisting THEY had never met the Russian Ambassador only to have photographs and tweets of those meetings made public. Should those Democrats who LIED about these meetings be investigated?

It's also important to note the contrast in how the Sessions non-story was covered in comparison to the very real accusations against Obama's Attorney General:

It's all part of the media game. Drive the coverage about a Trump cabinet official, even if there is no "there there" but do your best to cover up the gross corruption of a Democrat Attorney General. What do you expect from a corrupt media and FAKE NEWS?

But some are starting to get it. Even if it's just temporary guilty feelings:
It hardly matters to Democrats that this latest attack on Sessions is a giant lie. They'll just keep spinning one after the other in their effort to distract and undermine Trump. While they might fool a relative handful of their willfully misled followers, Real Americans won't be fooled. They know who and what the Democrats have become!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trump's Triumph in Dramatic Joint Session Speech Endows Him with Undeniable Aura of the Presidency

More than the Inauguration, this was the moment Trump showed his ability to govern and inspire!

Even Democrat pundits are having a hard time criticizing Trump's triumph in the speech to a Joint Session of Congress. In many ways it was a clear contrast with Obama when Trump said "my job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America," And not afraid to say the words radical Islamic terrorism.

Thunderous applause when Trump vowed to repeal and replace ObamaCare then went on to spell out the specifics of what that replacement might include. Most important, giving the choice back to the people, not to the government as to what plan they want.
TRUMP: Here are the principles that should guide the Congress as we move to create a better healthcare system for all Americans:

First, we should ensure that Americans with preexisting conditions have access to coverage, and that we have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges. (Applause.)

Secondly, we should help Americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts -- but it must be the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by our government. (Applause.)

Thirdly, we should give our great state governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to make sure no one is left out. (Applause.)

Fourth, we should implement legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance, and work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs, and bring them down immediately. (Applause.)

And finally, the time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines -- (applause) -- which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care. So important.
A Widow's Pain, A Nation's Honor
Carryn Owens looks to the heavens as audience honors her fallen husband.
A first for such addresses was the emotional and record breaking sustained ovation given to Carryn Owens the widow of Ryan Owens, a Navy Seal who died in Yemen in the first military action of Trump's presidency. Owens' father has been working with sympathetic anti-Trump media to denounce Trump for the raid that killed his son. Carryn Owens presence tonight largely ended that attempt to politicize Ryan's death.

It was a speech that made Democrats look small and petty for their blind obstruction of Trump's early presidency. Trump's speech included many references to job creation and putting workers like coal miners and others back to work. The Democrats, who used to be the party of labor, sat on their hands. They have now become the party of lawbreaking illegal immigrants and Muslims.

Despite Trump's triumph it's unlikely Democrats will see the light. When the President said "the time for trivial fights is behind us," Democrats hissed. Trump was statesmanlike but Dems can't let go of their childish losing behavior.

In closing Trump moved beyond policy specifics, and talked of his vision for the country as we approach our 250th anniversary in 2026:
TRUMP: Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people. Cures to the illnesses that have always plagued us are not too much to hope. American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream. Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect. And streets where mothers are safe from fear, schools where children learn in peace, and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask. (Applause.)

When we have all of this, we will have made America greater than ever before -- for all Americans. This is our vision. This is our mission. But we can only get there together. We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same great American flag. And we all are made by the same God. (Applause.)

When we fulfill this vision, when we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, we will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of American Greatness began. The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls, and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action.

From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears; inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past; and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.

I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold, and daring things for our country. I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment. Believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe, once more, in America.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States.
UPDATE: Positive Reaction from both Left and Right

Stock Market Agrees. Trump Speech a Winner for America

300 point runup in DOW Jones!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Left Wing Nuts Suffer Grandiose Delusions. Claim to Speak "In the Name of Humanity," Call Trump "Worse than Hitler"

Something is seriously wrong with these people and you can't blame it on Trump!

Every Republican president gets tagged by the angry left as Hitler. Reagan was Hitler, Bush was Hitler. Blah, blah, blah!

At the heart of their deluded thinking is the notion that America should be a one party state with the far left in charge. Yet they don't see the irony between that desire and the real Hitler.

For another example take this angry, shrill clown who appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last week. If you haven't seen it, it's worth the viewing:

Trump worse than Hitler!

The goal of this group is to "Drive out the Trump/Pence regime." Presumably to replace it with something approved by this bunch of nuts.

They complain about Trump being in charge of America's nuclear arsenal but would you want this chick to have her finger on the nuclear trigger?

Does this idiot realize how ridiculous she is? Does she really presume to speak "in the name of humanity?" I thought ObamaCare provided mental health benefits?

The constant claim that Trump is worse than Hitler is indicative of deep seated misunderstanding of history as well as probably evidence of mental illness. And as Bill Ozanick writes at The Hill, it "says a lot more about the accuser than the accused!"

The more these kooks, clowns and freak scream about Trump the more ridiculous they appear and the more marginalized they become. And guess who benefits the most from their foolishness? TRUMP!

"Sacred" Earth Lovers Start Fires, Leave Garbage, Toxic Waste and Abandon Puppies At Pipeline Protest

These are the folks who claim they care about the environment?

State government finally cleared the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota. The group set up a camp protesting an oil pipeline claiming it would soil their "sacred" Indian lands.

How sacred those lands are after the protesters left is unclear. Piles of trash litter the site along with buildings that the protesters set on fire. The sacred habitat they pledged to protect has been horribly scarred by their actions.

From the Star Tribune:
CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.
"This was beautiful North Dakota prairie in a sensitive watershed area," Gov. Doug Burgum said of the square-mile protest camp at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. "It's only use prior to this was for cattle grazing."
Meanwhile, workers are racing against time to clean up hundreds of tons of debris at the camp before spring melt floodwaters wash it into the rivers. Trash and structures need to be cleared, some garbage will have to be dug up, and soil contamination from such things as fuel and human waste might also need to be removed.

"This isn't just high school kids picking up garbage in a ditch along the road," Burgum said.
Worse still, protesters abandoned dogs and puppies at the site requiring rescue:

Readers may recall the filth spawned by other left wing protests like Occupy Wall Street. Why does the media, who gives these groups so much positive coverage for their message always give the truth about these groups a pass? Answer: FAKE NEWS!

Screwup: Did the Russians Hack the Oscars? Anti-Trump Truthers at Oscars Can't Even Read the Right Card!

Yet these fools want to lecture us on Trump?

Did you see the anti-Trump echo chamber at the Oscars? I didn't bother. Who cares what a bunch of people who play make believe for a living think about politics.

But it was fun to learn that the same people calling Trump every name in the book (and inventing some new ones) can't even manage to do the ONE JOB for which they are there. They awarded the Best Picture Oscar to the wrong film and had to take it away so the black guy could win. Sort of like affirmative action.

Remember, these are the folks who think they are sooo much smarter than the rest of us and have no problem condescending to tell us what to do.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Will Meryl Streep & Hollywood Establishment Who Cheered Pedophile Roman Polanski Face Same Shunning as Milo Yiannopoulos

Of course not. But if Milo was a left winger, he would be praised for his comments!

Libertarian Bad Boy, Milo Yiannopoulos, is in trouble. His remarks about younger boys and older men having sex went too far for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) which dis-invited him from speaking after they came to light. Milo's book deal also feel through.

His words were offensive and CPAC took the right action. But consider for a moment what would be the reaction on the left if Milo were one of them.

Roman Polanski, a celebrated director of Hollywood movies was accused of drugging a 13 year old girl in 1977 at the home of actor Jack Nicholson and raping her repeatedly as she begged him to stop. The girl later recounted "I said, 'No, no. I don't want to go in there. No, I don't want to do this. No!"

Apparently, "no" means no if you are a Hollywood liberal!

In 2003 Hollywood awarded Polanski an Oscar. Watch as Meryl Streep, who frets so about Trump and women, gives Polanski a standing ovation along with her other Hollywood friends. Note Streep was seated near Jack Nicholson. Cue the player to the 50 second mark:

Milo Yiannopoulos discussed a hypothetical scenario based on his own experience and is outcast. Roman Polanski actually RAPED a 13 year old girl, fled from prison and is celebrated by the same people who think Trump is a danger to women. If Milo was a lefty he would be getting an award. Just another example of how the right upholds a higher standard and the hypocrisy of left wing phonies!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tens of Thousands of Real Americans Show Support for Trump in Florida

But the same media that tout every attack on Trump by the left will forget this image by Monday!

If you missed the speech, it's here. In Melbourne, Florida on Saturday thousands of patriotic Americans inside and an overflow crowd of thousands more outside gathered to hear President Trump and offer their support. But if you watched the dishonest anti-Trump media would you would might not know about that as they were too busy covering the relative handful of protesters.

First Lady Melania Trump introduced her husband after leading the massive crowd in the Lord's Prayer. That as much as anything will drive the godless, or pro-Islamic left crazy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

More Smiles as Allies Canada and Israel Make White House Visits

In a week where Democrats are desperate to change the subject to their mudslinging, the real story is the parade of allies happy to see Trump in the White House!

After last weekend's busy trip to Florida with the Japanese Prime Minister President Trump welcomed Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed by Israel's Bibi Netanyahu. Photo highlights:

Canada's Justin Trudeau was all smiles. He made a point to show respect despite any differences.

Some on the left are going bonkers over this photo. Apparently they didn't mind when Obama put his feet up
on the desk. Does the left hate powerful women now?

Melania's first White House welcome was reserved for Israel's Bibi Netanyahu.
Netanyahu: "There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump."

The Swamp Strikes Back: Obama Loyalists Still in Government Seek to Undermine Lawful Trump Administration with Illegal Leaks

The left used to worry about civil rights abuses of big government. Now they cheer them!

Remember all the hand wringing those on the left engaged in when discussing powers of the Federal Government to monitor communications of Americans? Apparently that's no longer an issue until the target for abuse is a Democrat and not a Republican.

Behind the scenes, a shadowy group of individuals working for the U.S. government, some in the previous Obama Administration, some still working but with loyalty to Obama appear to have orchestrated a series of leaks undermining the Trump Administration.

It started with the leaks of notes about Trump's phone calls to foreign leaders where it was suggested Trump threatened to send troops to Mexico. Now, it concerns retired General Michael Flynn, forced to resign as National Security Adviser after reports of a conversation with the Russian Ambassador was leaked.

A discussion between Flynn, an American citizen and a part of the Trump transition team should have been protected by law from any unauthorized release. But as we've seen in Seattle where a Judge simply ignores clear law to block Trump's immigration order the left has once again acted outside the law.

Throughout the news cycle Capitol Hill Democrats, joined by useful idiots like Sens. Graham and McCain, insist there must be an investigation into why Flynn had contacts with the Russians in the first place. Answer, it's HIS JOB! Funny how the same people who moaned about the costs of investigations when Hillary Clinton was the subject are now all hepped up for some investigatin.'

They need not bother on that score. In a LONG piece by the New York Times the paper reveals "no evidence" of any collusion between Trump's men and Russia. The real need for an investigation is who has been making these illegal leaks? And we can bet Dems will do everything they can to change the subject when that comes up.

In fact, Dems are so desperate to keep looking for the Russian under the bed that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Hillary coverup king Rep. Elijah Cummings rushed to the microphones yesterday after a fake Tweet purporting to be from General Flynn suggested he was fired to cover up for others in the Trump Administration. But to Democrats it won't matter if the source of their outrage is fake or not. It's all politics to them.

Here's the real problem. From Eli Lake: "The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn:"
Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity. This is what police states do.

In the past it was considered scandalous for senior U.S. officials to even request the identities of U.S. officials incidentally monitored by the government (normally they are redacted from intelligence reports). John Bolton's nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was derailed in 2006 after the NSA confirmed he had made 10 such requests when he was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control in George W. Bush's first term. The fact that the intercepts of Flynn's conversations with Kislyak appear to have been widely distributed inside the government is a red flag.

Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told me Monday that he saw the leaks about Flynn's conversations with Kislyak as part of a pattern. "There does appear to be a well orchestrated effort to attack Flynn and others in the administration," he said. "From the leaking of phone calls between the president and foreign leaders to what appears to be high-level FISA Court information, to the leaking of American citizens being denied security clearances, it looks like a pattern."
And another comment by Rep. Nunes:
"If [the Flynn conversation] was picked up inadvertently, then that would have had to have been approved by someone in the last administration to actually unmask his name so that the FBI or intelligence officials knew who it was on the other end of the phone talking to the Russian ambassador," Nunes told Fox News. "If, in fact, the press reports are right, someone made the decision to deliberately listen to General Flynn's phone calls and that is, I think, unprecedented, unwarranted and flat-out wrong."
Obamaites seek to protect Iran agreement

The main beneficiary of Flynn's ouster is Iran. Gen. Flynn was behind a move to make public the secret parts of the Iran deal which Obama refused to release. Those secret agreements may provide further ignominy to an already discredited deal and Obama's tattered legacy. The left will do anything to stop that from happening and former Obama aides are directly involved in an effort to fight Flynn from behind the scenes. In a report by the Free Beacon:
"It's undeniable that the campaign to discredit Flynn was well underway before Inauguration Day, with a very troublesome and politicized series of leaks designed to undermine him," said one veteran national security adviser with close ties to the White House team. "This pattern reminds me of the lead up to the Iran deal, and probably features the same cast of characters."

The Free Beacon first reported in January that, until its final days in office, the Obama administration hosted several pro-Iran voices who were critical in helping to mislead the American public about the terms of the nuclear agreement. This included a former Iranian government official and the head of the National Iranian American Council, or NIAC, which has been accused of serving as Iran's mouthpiece in Washington, D.C.

Since then, top members of the Obama administration's national security team have launched a communications infrastructure after they left the White House, and have told reporters they are using that infrastructure to undermine Trump's foreign policy.

"It's actually Ben Rhodes, NIAC, and the Iranian mullahs who are celebrating today," said one veteran foreign policy insider who is close to Flynn and the White House. "They know that the number one target is Iran … [and] they all knew their little sacred agreement with Iran was going to go off the books. So they got rid of Flynn before any of the [secret] agreements even surfaced."

Flynn had been preparing to publicize many of the details about the nuclear deal that had been intentionally hidden by the Obama administration as part of its effort to garner support for the deal, these sources said.

Flynn is now "gone before anybody can see what happened" with these secret agreements, said the second insider close to Flynn and the White House.
Note, Ben Rhodes was the key player in the Benghazi coverup who forced agencies to claim a video was the cause of the attacks.

In many of these agencies Obama Administration officials either remain in place because Democrats have blocked confirmation of their replacements or they have "burrowed in" to the civil service. There is no doubt that their loyalties lie more with Obama than with Trump.

Democrats have shown that they will go to any lengths for power. Even to the point of criminal behavior and corrupting the most highly secret government organizations to serve that lust for power. Trump must wake up to the reality that a cancer is growing inside the government he seeks to lead and deal with it now!

UPDATE: Hysteria Alert: Trump worse than 9/11 attacks and Pearl Harbor. These people are literally losing their minds!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Over Weekend Trip and Despite North Korea Missile Launch Trump Affirms Alliance with Japan Strong as Ever!

A reminder once again how Trump is restoring the confidence of our allies!

First official head of state visit to the Trump White House was British Prime Minister Theresa May. Both leaders stood next to the bush of Winston Churchill in the Oval Office which Trump restored after Obama's banishment of that visible symbol of allied unity.

Now, an important visit by one of our nation's strongest allies in the Pacific region. While the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first world leader to meet Trump in New York after he was elected, this visit affirms our strong alliance with a more informal meeting in Florida following official meetings in the White House on Friday.

Arriving in Florida aboard Air Force One. The Japanese Prime Minister arrived in Washington aboard his own 747. Now he can compare the ride to Trump's.

Golf was on the agenda at a Trump golf course:

And dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate:

North Korea attempted to break up the party by firing a missile. So, time out for business as Trump and Abe affirmed allied unity. Trump: "I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 per cent."

Along for the ride were Trump's daughter Ivanka and husband Jared, a senior Trump adviser, and their children:

Treating our allies with respect and a good time. What a winning formula!

Pelosi Touts Muslim Religion While Ignoring Enslavement of Women

Whatever happened to the separation of church and state? Does it not apply to mosques?

During the recent wave of hyperbole and distortion by Democrats following Trump's Executive Order on Immigration House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi trotted out Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, whom she introduced as a “Muslim member of Congress.”

Not content to let that slide, Pelosi quietly whispered on an open mic to Carson: "tell them you're a Muslim."

Does anyone think Pelosi would EVER do that with a Christian? Pelosi and other Democrats have been silent on the genocide against Christians around the world and the enslavement of young women forced to be sex slaves for radical Islamic terrorists. The New York Times called the ISIS enslavement of women "A Theology of Rape" yet Pelosi and other Democrats who take to the streets in protest against Trump's order turn a blind eye. But just wait until the next false charge of rape on an American college campus and Pelosi and friends will gin up the outrage machine once more.

Pelosi: Friend to Muslims and Murderers

Pelosi ignored U.S. Law and Bush Administration pleading by holding
meeting as House Speaker with Bashir Assad in Damascus Syria 2007.
But we shouldn't overlook Pelosi's insistence that the speaker above identify himself as a Muslim. Pelosi has a soft spot for Muslims and the more evil the better. Perhaps readers have forgotten her meeting, as then House Speaker, with Bashir Assad, President of Syria. She met in the Syrian capital against the wishes of Bush Administration foreign policy officials and that event helped bring a certain level of legitimacy to Assad who went on to butcher children by the thousands.

How do Democrats square their identity on behalf of women's rights with their newfound desire to link themselves more closely with Muslims? By ignoring reality. Here's the reality of what Islamic Law means to women around the world:

Nancy Pelosi. Friend to Muslims everywhere!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Democrat's Revive Segregationist Protest by Blocking School Doors to Education Sec. DeVos

A system that once blocked poor black children from receiving a quality education is being revived to block reforms that would primarily aid poor black children in failing public schools!

Fifty four years ago Alabama Governor George Wallace, A DEMOCRAT, shouted "segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever." This is the same DEMOCRAT who stood in the door of a public school months later blocking access to black children:

George Wallace bars black students from public school. Dems today bar reformers
from fixing those schools and damage black kids opportunities for education.
Now, anti-education reform protesters, who blindly protest everything Trump stands for, blocked newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from entering a public school in Washington, DC this week. First they attempted to block her vehicle from entering school grounds. Next, they races ahead of her and blocked steps to a side entrance. Video here.

DeVos later entered the school anyway despite physical effort to block here. Protesters represent a failed
education system that punishes poor black and minorities in two tier education.
Democrats are desperate to protect failing schools that remain a lucrative source of funds from corrupt teacher's unions. Stooges here blocking DeVos don't care about children. It's all about money and power. Follow the money here and it's a safe bet it leads right back to George Soros, who attempts to bring back "the happiest year of my life" working for the NAZIS rounding up Jews in Hungary!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Winston Churchill Quote is Perfect Description of Anti-Trump Radicals!

On Sir Winston Churchill's last visit to Parliament at the age of 90 the New York Times put out a sampling of the best Churchill quotes.  They are a legacy of wisdom and experience which continue to speak to the times we are in. For example:

Perhaps that explains why Obama removed the bust of Churchill from the Oval Office and Trump restored it!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

9th Circuit Court Ignores Clear Power of the President and Upholds Stay on Trump Immigration Plan

What a waste of time!

Despite this example of "legislating from the bench" the legally vested powers of the President are very clear in this case:

From Gregg Jarrett:
President Trump may have lost the early legal skirmishes over his executive order on immigration, but in the end he will likely win.

The overwhelming weight of history and the law is on his side. The president does have the authority to ban the entry of foreigners, as long as he has what is called a “rational basis” to believe they pose a threat to the nation’s security. He does, and his order is designed to accomplish precisely that.

The seven nations targeted by Trump in his immigration ban were originally identified in an anti-terrorism law signed by President Obama. Unlike other Muslim-majority nations that have a history of terrorism, these seven countries do not assist the U.S. in providing background checks and other vetting of immigrant applicants. Thus, it is not only “rational” to deny entry, it is imperative for the safety of Americans. The U.S. does not have the resources to properly vet all these individuals on its own.

Shortly after the executive order was put in place, several federal court judges issued temporary restraining orders. Most of those TROs halted the detention and deportation of foreigners who had already been issued legal immigration visas. Many had already arrived in the U.S.

But that is a very small part of the president’s order. The merits of those TROs, not to mention the president’s order itself, have yet to be fully litigated. The judicial rulings were issued “ex parte”. That is, only one side was represented in court. The Trump administration lawyers haven’t even been given a chance to appear in court to say, “good morning, your honor.” All of that may change once both sides are represented in court.

The Washington State Case

The ruling in Seattle by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart was different and far more expansive. He issued a temporary hold on the immigration ban nationwide. Lawyers at the Department of Justice appealed to the 9th Circuit which refused to overturn Judge Robart’s ruling, although further briefs have been filed. Thereafter, the 9th Circuit could revisit its decision.

It is no surprise that the 9th Circuit got it wrong. It is the most overturned appellate court in the nation. There’s a joke among California lawyers: if you lose your case in the 9th Circuit, you’re assured of winning it before the Supreme Court. Get the picture?

Nevertheless, the Seattle ruling is the case to watch, in part because Washington became the first state to sue. Take a look at judge Robart’s decision. It is largely devoid of any legal reasoning or sound analysis. Its brevity is exceeded only by its lack of logic as applied to the law.

Absence of Standing to Sue

Washington State does not have “standing” to sue on behalf of its residents because they have suffered no "actual harm" from Trump's order.

In order to sustain a lawsuit, the plaintiffs must demonstrate their alleged injury is direct and real, not merely hypothetical. The harm must be imminent and irreparable, not speculative.

So how have Washington residents been harmed? Lawyers for the state suggest their economy will be adversely impacted because the ban may prevent immigrants from working for Washington-based companies. Taxes might be reduced and its education system could be affected.

However, all of that is pure conjecture. It might happen, but it might not. Hence, it does not constitute immediate “actual harm.” On that basis alone, the lawsuit should be dismissed.

Foreigners Do Not Enjoy Constitutional Rights

The vast majority of people affected by President Trump’s executive order are people who do not have legally valid immigration visas but are seeking entry to the United States by undertaking the lengthy application process. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of people.

The claim by Washington State that the immigration ban violates the First Amendment (freedom of religion) or the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments (equal protection clause) may seem, at first blush, like a reasonable argument. Until you consider that our Constitution applies only to citizens and those on American soil.

A man in Somalia may wish to invoke our Constitution to claim his freedom of religion is being infringed, but until he arrives here he enjoys none of its privileges and protections. He has no right to assert discrimination, religious or otherwise. And the state of Washington has no legal right to represent him in court. It can only represent its own residents.

The President Has Authority to Dictate Immigration

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate immigration. In 1952, Congress passed a law empowering the president to deny entry into the U.S. to “any class of aliens” considered to be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.” In other words, a threat to America and in the interests of national security.

As I pointed out in a recent column, the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that Congress and the president have “plenary power” to regulate immigration. For more than a century, the high court has consistently upheld such authority and rejected constitutional challenges to presidential action banning entire groups of foreigners. Even the 9th Circuit has endorsed this legal principle. Past presidents, including Carter and Obama, have issued orders similar to Trump’s.

It is true that a subsequent 1965 immigration law prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, nationality, place of birth or place of residence. But that law says nothing about religion. And, more importantly, it applies only to the issuance of visas. The president’s authority to deny entry to a large class of aliens is a broader power which supersedes individual visa considerations.

Trump’s Executive Order Is Temporary

Lost in all the legal tumult is the fact that President Trump’s executive order is only temporary: It applies for just 90 days for people in the seven designated countries that are sources of terrorism and 120 days for “refugees.” (The Syrian ban is “indefinite,” but that could change, too.)

By the time each side has had the opportunity to fully litigate the merits of the various cases and undertaken the usual course of appeals, the executive order will likely have expired. That may render most of the cases moot. Absent a legal controversy, there would be nothing for judges to resolve. The petitions and lawsuits would probably be dismissed.

For now, however, the Seattle case may head to a hearing before the full complement of judges on the 9th Circuit Court, known as an “en banc” session. Or, the Department of Justice may seek an emergency application to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The latter action might be imprudent, since the current court has only eight sitting justices. A 4-4 tie would allow the 9th Circuit’s decision to stand. It would make more sense to wait for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to cast the ninth, and perhaps deciding, vote. Given the great weight of the law in favor of the president, the decision should be unanimous. But why take the chance?
Democrats and the left have wasted more time defending immigrants from states that sponsor terror with this futile effort to block Trump! Shouldn't they be more worried about American citizens FIRST?
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