So says David French, this morning.

The Left’s failure in the presidential election was glaringly obvious. You claim Trump is dishonest? So is Hillary Clinton. You claim that Trump’s financial dealings are shady? Let’s walk through Whitewater, cattle futures, and the Clinton Foundation. Trump is a predator? Voters who lived through the 1990s remember “bimbo eruptions,” Monica Lewinsky, a rape allegation, and a wife who consistently covered for her husband’s horrible behavior. The Clintons were a package deal, and that deal included a legacy of tawdry, shocking sexual scandal.

Hillary centered her entire campaign on the notion that Trump was a bad person. She was the worst candidate to make that argument. But when 2016 entered history, so did she. Her book tours and headline-grabbing gaffes notwithstanding, she’s largely yesterday’s news. The #Resistance, on the other hand, is fresh. And it has the moral authority that Hillary lacked. It can speak clearly about “norms” and “values.” It can condemn Trump’s multiple moral failings in the strongest possible terms, unencumbered by all that Clinton baggage.

At least until #MeToo.

French continues…

It’s difficult to overstate the extent to which conservative Americans have felt scolded and hectored. So how do you expect us to react when it’s revealed that all too many of the self-appointed moralists weren’t just the kind of preachers who’d run off with the secretary, they were the kind of monsters who’d press a button in their office, lock the secretary in the room, and assault her?

He’s accurate as far as he goes. There are other examples of course, indeed, too many to list.

Thing is, the double standards being applied here are not just limited to #Metoo.

Consider for example the spectacle of Barack Obama flying 72 planes to Paris to scold the remainder of the world about their use of energy as respect to global warming.

More recently there is the spectacle of Hillary Clinton arranging for dontions from the Russians to her fraudulent charity, ( for, in return, massive Mounts of uranium), while complaining falsely about Donald Trump colluding with those same Russians.

Then, while the Democrats are supposedly angry about Russion influence in the election… As yet far from proven, we have a Democrat Party seemingly bent on getting as many non-citizens as possible pulling levers in the voting booth.

This stuff has been going on for generations, of course. R. Emmit Terrell:

Democrats have been colluding with the enemy for years, going all the way back to the “Lion of the Senate,” Sen. Edward Kennedy. He colluded with the Soviet Union against then-President Jimmy Carter back in 1980, and in 1983 against then-President Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s foreign policy frightened Kennedy Democrats. The Lion of the Senate sought to establish a common front with the Soviets against the administration. A few years later, the president won the Cold War without them. It is a little amazing how rarely we hear nowadays that Ronald Reagan won the Cold War and Sen. Kennedy opposed him.

So now, after all this is been going on so blantantly, for longer than most people have been alive, we’re supposed to believe that the situation has taken a 180 degree turn and the Russians are now suddenly favoring the GOP?

Obviously, all this had to come to a head, eventually. Or, put another way if you like, the chickens had to back to roost eventually. That increasing unease.. nay, anger… is precisely why I suggested at the last cycle that we could elect a real conservative… A chance we simply have not had since Reagan. And thus my support, then and since, for Ted Cruz. Face it, Clinton was so bad a candidate (as French mentions) that about anyone would have beat her.

Is it any wonder that nobody believes the Democrats anymore? Is it any wonder that The Democrats were so soundly rejected at the last cycle?

Their double standards have caught up with them at last.

Now if only we can keep the establishment GOP from mucking it all up.

Sharyl Atkinson says:

“I think there’s a major fallacy in focusing on the 2016 election without understanding the bigger part of the picture: *why* bad actors in intel community were so desperate to not have Trump elected. It’s about what could be discovered about the past 10-20 years. Not just 2016.”

Well, yeah. We know Hillary von Pantsuit was worried about precisely that in her memos to her own people. We know this thanks to Donna Brazile among others.

“If that f***ing bastard wins, we’re all going to be hanging from nooses. You better fix this s**t”

-Hillary Clinton email to Donna Brazile on Oct. 17 2016

But just how deep does this thing go? How many people outside the DNC are involved? How much are our law enforcement agencies invested in political activities to support the Democrats?

We have always had indications and little Snippets of evidence is that our intelligence agencies have become weaponized political tools of the left. The problem is who do we get to investigate such matters and put things to rights?

Certainly not the FBI, they’re part of the problem.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks.

.And this is how they didn’t have to go to a judge, didn’t have to get a warrant to spy on these four people, and this is how the FBI was able to gather information on the Trump campaign with no judge needed. National security letter. Now, they did use a FISA warrant and include the dossier. They did do that, but they were using national security letters elsewhere. You know, one of the most amazing aspects of this, folks, is this story writes about reports on the Obama campaign spying on the opposition presidential candidate as though it’s nothing — as though it’s common and ordinary everyday practice!

I’m warning you right now is that the piece that Limbaugh refers to in the New York Times is set up by those trying to protect their little secrets. They’re trying to take the edge off of when all of this comes out.

This is the boiled frog syndrome, writ large.

Limbaugh;

.I’ll tell you what’s happening right now. The Mueller investigation is ongoing. It is a cover-up of basically what the New York Times has admitted to today. The Mueller investigation is designed to cover that up, to deflect everybody and to go through the motions of making people think there’s still something out there to find that Trump indeed stole the election. But things are falling apart for Mueller more rapidly than people admit — and how they end this, I don’t have any idea.

The problem is twofold.

First of all they can’t do that until at least the midterms. They have absolutely nothing to run on as I’ve suggested several times recently. So what we see here is that they’ve got to keep this chill game going at least until the midterm so they can salvage what seats they can in the Congress.

Secondly it’s becoming blatantly clear to Joe and Jane average that this entire Russia investigation is a huge nothing Burger, at least in so far as the Trump campaign is concerned. The real deal here is that every time another Avenue of Investigation is opened it does nothing but gray feel the corruption of the Democrats in and around Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama. Can’t have that. So all such evidence either gets suppressed to the degree it can be else it comes out in little dribs and drabs like the New York Times articles that Limbaugh refers to here.

(And who has the power and the mechanisms to do that by the way? Government. The FBI and the DOJ.)

The guys over at Q and O in conversation during last week’s podcast came up with an interesting suggestion.

Essentially Rod Rosenstein is refusing to provide congress with subpoenaed material. Rosenstein claims that the material is classified, despite congress’s oversight’s mandate. The president could order mr. Rosenstein to comply with the law and so far is providing congress with the material that they desire, which is completely legal and justified by the way, given that that is the law. Congress has oversight in these matters. If Rosenstein refuses, fire his sorry backside. I doubt there are many people who will not understand that if you got somebody that specifically refuses to obey the law, and Obey a presidential order to obey the law, they deserve to be on the street with an unemployment form in their hand. That scenario would put a pin in the balloon of this Mueller investigation, and I think it’s an Avenue that should be pursued.

Well done, guys. I wish you would Put something in writing on this point because I think it deserves examination.

Eric Florack on May 17th, 2018

I can’t help but think that UK FM would continue, and AM as well, if the government weren’t running it.

davidl on May 17th, 2018

It is becoming clear that the Fearless Leader, b/k/a Bobby Mueller, led investigation of all things President Trump is the result of the Obama regimes efforts to overturn the will of the People and the last national election.   To wit the supposed counter intelligence operation in the Trump campaign was based on fabricated evidence.   The deep state planted a spy in either the Trump organization or campaign.  Fearless Leader has no authority to indite a sitting president.   Lastly, Fearless Leader filed criminal charge against Russian entities and  persons without evidence.

At the least Fearless Leader is legally incompetent, and should be fired for cause.    Moreover, Fearless Leader should be charged with violating the civil rights individuals such as Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen and with sedition for attempting a coup against  a duly elected government.

From Austin Bay;

Yesterday Kim Kye Gwan, North Korean First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs,wiggled and yelped as he “sharply criticized American officials – especially national security adviser John Bolton – for suggesting that Libya could be a template for denuclearizing North Korea.” Kim added that North Korea’s nuclear program is far more advanced than Libya’s nascent program.

That’s true. However, the vice minister’s complaint ignores several facts, which is a good indication it’s an agitation-propaganda ploy to try to get the Trump Administration to accept something less that complete denuclearization.

Well, maybe there’s something else that you’re missing here, Austin. And it’s something that I alluded to yesterday in quoting John Hawkins…

Obama’s move to overthrow Gaddafi after he cooperated with us to get rid of his WMD program was one of the worst foreign policy blunders of the last 50 years.

It seems rather clear to me that the real fear here on Kim’s part is that he’s suddenly going to disappear the way that Moammar Kadafi did. Mind you, I don’t think Donald Trump will be that stupid. I reserve such stupidity for the likes of Barack Hussein Obama. That said, and knowing the way John Bolton loves to turn the screws, (something I’ve always loved about him) I can’t help but think that the reference to Libya intended this reaction from Kim. The military maneuvers going on right now between the United States and South Korea certainly didn’t hurt that image, either. The advantage here would be to keep Kim off balance and nervous as a cat at the Westminster Dog Show. The implication laid out by Bolton serves that purpose very well indeed. Subtle, but very effective.

Mind you I consider that Kim disappearing would be totally justified. As would his being hung by his heels rather publicly.

Kim knows it, too, in a sense. His coming to the negotiating table with Donald Trump just now is, if nothing else an admission of that desperate fear. Here is someone who knows that absent a Game Change, his days in power are numbered and is looking to reinforce his power structure in North Korea.  Historically, as a rule, the ends of deposed dictators have not been pretty. And remember that from the beginning, Kim has been making it clear both directly and through implication that his primary objective here is to remain in power.

So I’m thinking his threats of pulling out of the negotiations will come to absolutely nothing. Kim knows that if he doesn’t negotiate with Trump, he assumes room temperature.

I note with interest this morning an article in the American Spectator:

Pointing to “peace” organizations that the KGB saturated with dubious anti-American propaganda, Pacepa stated: “The quote from Senator Kerry is unmistakable Soviet-style sloganeering from this period. I believe it is very likely a direct quote from one of these organizations’ propaganda sheets.”

Andropov would proudly tell Pacepa that the KGB’s Vietnam campaign had been “our most significant success.” Thanks to the manipulation of the American peace movement.

One can debate where and when John Kerry got his information. What is undeniable, however, was its value to America’s enemy: the Viet Cong.

In Unfit for Command, John O’Neill recalls the experience of one his band of brothers, Bill Lupetti, a Navy corpsman who had treated injured Swift Boat soldiers. Lupetti was stationed at An Thoi, where both O’Neill and Kerry had served. For Memorial Day 2004, Lupetti returned to Vietnam, painfully visiting Ho Chi Minh City, wandering through the streets earnestly looking to find out whether certain Vietnamese friends had survived the merciless communist takeover enabled by the American withdrawal.

Lupetti happened upon the War Remnants Museum. Inside, he came to an exhibit dedicated to “heroes” who had helped the communists win the war. A wall plaque at the head of the exhibit stated: “We would like to thank the communist parties and working class countries of the world.” This included the “wholehearted support” of various “progressive human beings.”

Among those progressives represented in pictures, Lupetti glimpsed American campus radicals from the 1960s. (In fact, Jane Fonda’s smiling face was captured in a photo in a separate Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, standing aside Madame Binh.) And there, Lupetti was staggered by the sight of a photo of John Kerry — the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee that year. There he was, John Kerry, in a special exhibit honoring those whose “heroic” contributions had helped the Viet Cong defeat the United States.

The communist Vietnamese never forgot John Kerry’s testimony in 1971. It had been a great help. And perhaps today, in Iran, Kerry’s words are again being heralded, this time by the world’s worst theocratic terror state.

And the left wonders why we question John Kerry’s motivation here.

I’ll more than grant that a some of this is inadvertent support for the enemies of America, but as best I can tell stupidity is not much of a defense for one’s actions. In fact such a defense is so thin that I tend to discount it out of hand.

There’s another who likes to wave his military service in our faces, that I will be getting to when the time comes. But let’s focus on the overt leftist for the moment.

In that vein I note John Hawkins on Facebook this morning:

Obama’s move to overthrow Gaddafi after he cooperated with us to get rid of his WMD program was one of the worst foreign policy blunders of the last 50 years.

I tell him:

Was it a blunder? I doubt it.
If you wanted to undermine the dominating nature of American foreign policy going forward, how would you act differently?

Once you understand that Obama’s goal was and remains the removal of the United States from its preeminent position in the world, it all starts making sense.

That becomes applicable to Kerry as well, as far as I’m concerned.  One cannot be that directly wrong that consistently without there being intent involved. Thus is the stupidity defense negated.

John Kerry was Obama’s Secretary of State because like any marriage, the two are of like mind. Then, too, there’s the family relationships of John Kerry to consider…

You see, years ago, we used to shoot traitors. These days they tend to join the Democratic Party.

Of course, there is Another Kind of Traitor who instead of joining the Democrat Party simply acts like a Democrat, and calls themselves a Maverick. And as I say I will write to that point when the time comes.

Tim Kennedy, former Green Beret has proven that John McCain, former USN aviator is a liar.   McCain opposes Gina Haspel’s nomination to CIA director because he alleges that water boarding is torture.  Kennedy proves McCain wrong.  Kennedy live streamed forty minutes of himself being water boarded, link here.   Kennedy can smile thru forty minutes of what McCain mistakenly called torture.   Time for McCain to publicly apologize for his libel of Haspel.   Better make it fast John.

davidl on May 10th, 2018

Don Surber seems to think that all New York State democrats are perverts, from the Pundit of Poca, b/k/a Don Surber:

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand vouched for Eric Schneiderman when he ran for attorney general, saying he was the only candidate who stood up for women’s rights.

Now we learn that her father is connected to NXIVM, a cult of sex fetishists who brand women with the founder’s initials.

From Daily Mail(UK):

The father of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly has ties to an alleged slave sex cult.

GOP senatorial candidate Chele Farley said on Monday that Gillibrand’s father, Doug Rutnik, was once a lobbyist for NXIVM and its founder, Keith Raniere.

Raniere was arrested by the FBI on Monday and charged with sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy.

‘For Kirsten Gillibrand, the self-proclaimed #MeToo Senator, to claim ignorance about a notorious sex-slave cult, in her own backyard, is simply hard to believe,’ Farley said.

Senator Gillebrand(D – NY) not only endorsed Schneiderman for attorney general. She vouched for his character. So now it appears that Gillebrand was either ignorant or accepting of Schneiderman character defects. Now if further appears that Gillebrand was likewise ignorant or approving of her own father’s perversion. Did Gillebrand get branded?   Is  Senator Gillebrand trying to give dumb blondes a bad name?

With respect to all New York democrats being perverts, Mr. Surber may well be right. What say you?     Bonus, does Schneiderman out perv his predecessor Eliot Spitzer?

Eric Florack on May 10th, 2018

CNN is now shocked and amazed and quickly trying to bury their own polling data which suggests that the Democrat electoral Edge is just about gone as we approach the midterms.

Of course the reason for that loss is simple enough. Let’s examine their platforms….

Now, if we can keep the establishment GOP from screwing things up, and essentially joining the Democrats in this, we have a chance to save the country.

Eric Florack on May 9th, 2018

So, Obama famously said that 3% growth was impossible. So can somebody explain to me now, how it is that Obama is responsible for well above 3% under Donald Trump?

I mean, isn’t that what they’re telling us now , that Obama is responsible for the current economy?

Eric Florack on May 9th, 2018

For quite a while now we’ve been hearing from the Democrats about how Trump wants to start a war with North Korea.

(Oops… that didn’t work so well…)

… How withdrawing from the horribly bad Iran deal was going to start a war there

But let’s examine who really wants to start a war in the Middle East… And a nuclear war at that. The Democrats.

Eric Florack on May 8th, 2018

Former Attorney General of New York State Eric Schneiderman is a prime example of what happens when liberals get held up to their own standards. Along with Eliot Spitzer, of course.

But you know, I can see the fine hand of Cuomo the Lesser in this. Granted, this is speculation here. But everyone with a pulse in New York state recognizes that in New York state government AG doesn’t stand for ‘attorney general”, it stands for “aspiring governor”.

Can it be that Schneiderman’s political activities were becoming too much of a threat to the Cuomo Dynasty?

Eric Florack on May 8th, 2018

McCain doesn’t want Trump at his funeral.

But, he wants Obama there.
That tells you everything you need to know about McCain.

davidl on May 7th, 2018

Disclaimer, I am not a fan of the World’s richest gigolo, one J. Forbes Kerry.  Then I am a patriot, from Front Page Mag:

Democrats and their media allies have turned the country upside down investigating claims of collusion by the administration. Obama and Clinton allies in the DOJ have eavesdropped on Americans, raided their homes in the middle of the night, and denied the President of the United States the elementary protection of attorney-client privilege based on the opposition research of the Clinton campaign.

Collusion is not a Federal crime. Violating the Logan Act is.

The double standard on Trump and Kerry would have us believe that the President-elect has no right to back channels to foreign governments, but that a former Secretary of State is entitled to have them.

Michael Flynn as incoming National Security Advisor for the Trump Administration had discussion with the Russian government about possible sanctions relief. For this the Obama holdovers in both the DOJ and FBI launched a Logan Act investigation into Flynn.

Meanwhile back at the yacht club, J. Forbes Kerry, former and disgraced Secretary of State for the extinct Obama regime, is still traveling around the world vainly trying to preserve the Obama regime foreign policy. Had the voters approved to the Obama regime foreign policy, her royal thighness, Mrs. B.J. Clinton might well be Madam President, duly elected even if not sober.

Eric Florack on May 6th, 2018

In 1939, Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. I suggest to you that we would be reminded both loudly and endlessly by every leftist nerd on the planet were Donald Trump to ever be nominated for that prize. Of course, they’d be forgetting the recent history.

I say this not in defense of Donald Trump, but rather to point out both the moral and ethical worthlessness of the Nobel Prize and to point out the degree to which the opposition to Trump from both establishment Republicans and Democrats along with leftists the world over (whom I lothe and detest equally) have become just plain nuts.

So, please, Trump supporters, do continue to point out that despite having brought peace to the Korean peninsula…. (something that nobody else has been able to do)… Trump has not been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Such double standards…. particularly when they are this glaring, do need to be pointed out…. But please stop demanding that he be cursed with such a nomination.

It only serves to add moral and popular weight to an organization that should have been stripped of it in 1939 and certainly should have been ignored then and since.