02/14/17

Kellyanne Conway Reveals The Reason That Michael Flynn Finally Had To Go [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | Right Wing News

I am sure you have heard that Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Adviser last night amidst allegations that he spoke of sanctions with the Russians before Trump took office. I have never cared for Michael Flynn. I gave him a clean slate when he came in. But after hearing what transpired, resigning was the right thing to do. I don’t know whether he resigned of his own volition or at the behest of President Trump, but he had to go. He spoke to the Russian ambassador five separate times. You can bet the intelligence agencies have that on tape. When Mike Pence asked him if he had discussed sanctions, he lied to him and Pence went forth and looked like a fool over it. The word out there is Pence was furious. Kellyanne Conway came right out and said that lying to Pence was the deciding factor here.

Michael Flynn was originally fired by Obama after serving a couple of months under him. He only lasted a couple of weeks with Trump and he probably would have been gone sooner, but Trump remained loyal to him. As recently as 2014, Flynn had gone to Russia before Trump came into the picture. The Department of Justice warned the White House that Flynn was susceptible to blackmail from the Russians. Just before Trump came into office, Obama levied sanctions on Russia. Normally, the Russians would have struck back, but did not, saying they would wait for the Trump presidency. That was after calls from Flynn, who most likely assured them that sanctions would be lifted. This whole mess is complicated. You have nine leakers involved that went to the media. These are probably a mix of White House insiders (leftovers from the Obama administration) and intelligence people.

From NBC’s Today Show:

“In the end, it was misleading the vice president that made the situation unsustainable,” Conway told TODAY’s Matt Lauer.

The incomplete information or the inability to completely recall what did or did not happen as reflected in his debriefing of particular phone calls — that really is what happened here,” she said.

Flynn’s departure comes less than a month into the job and follows revelations about information he shared with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak over American sanctions against Russia in late December, weeks before Trump took office.

“He knew he had become a lightening rod and he made that decision,” Conway said.

On TODAY, Conway was asked repeatedly why, despite reports that the Justice Department told the White House last month that Flynn had misled them and even put himself at risk for blackmail, he continued to retain the president’s full trust.

Conway said Flynn continued to be a part of daily presidential briefings as recently as Monday but “as time wore on, obviously, the situation had become unsustainable.”

She said that the president accepted Flynn’s resignation and “wishes him well, and we’re moving on,” noting three “very strong candidates” the administration is considering to replace him.

Arguably, Flynn was the worst pick of those chosen for Trump’s cabinet. I am not sad to see him go as I feel he was compromised by the Russians. I’m also not happy about it as it hurts the Trump administration deeply and exposes a very dangerous rift between Trump and the intelligence agencies. The left will also use this to accuse Trump of further connections with Russia. Trump needs to aggressively clean house in the White House and intel agencies and get rid of everyone who was ever even remotely connected to Obama. If I were him, I’d have Pompeo in my office this morning, reaming him a new one over this.

There appears to be chaos in the People’s House right now and that just can’t be allowed. The Democrats won’t care about the truth, just nailing Trump every way they can. They also don’t care that it hurts the country and puts us at risk. The media is celebrating this today and that is just despicable. Thankfully, Trump has three solid contenders to replace Flynn. Kellogg would be my choice at this point. It doesn’t matter how I feel about Flynn personally… this is a massively bad thing to happen so shortly after Trump takes office. Time to get serious and perhaps try some of that extreme vetting within our own leadership.

02/4/17

Trump Joins Ranks of DNA Deniers

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

At the March for Life, Vice President Mike Pence said, “Life is winning through the steady advance of science that illuminates when life begins, more and more, every day.” White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said, “Science and medicine have joined religion and morality in causing many Americans to rethink just how fragile and how triumphant human life truly is.”

The DNA deniers at Planned Parenthood and in the Democratic Party are desperate to ignore the scientific fact that an unborn child has his or her own DNA, separate from the mother.

But in another area, human sexuality and the biological differences between men and women, the DNA deniers have not only just scored a major victory in the matter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), but have demonstrated high-level sway with President Trump himself.

In a major setback for the facts of life and common sense, the BSA has decided to allow girls who think they are boys to join. The decision demonstrates that, despite Donald J. Trump’s victory, the forces of political correctness, or Cultural Marxism, are still on the march. Yet, in a flip-flop, Trump has just decided that Obama’s executive order protecting “transgenders” should remain in place.

The issue of Obama’s birth certificate, once a cause célèbre for Trump, has passed. But in welcoming “transgenders,” birth certificates don’t seem to matter at all.

The BSA statement says, “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”

In other words, the BSA is selling out to the DNA deniers. Girls can be boys, and vice versa.

In a previous column, we noted that the liberals and their media allies always claim they are in favor of science on matters such as global warming or climate change. But on the matter of human sexuality, science is denied and people are allowed to make up “facts” about themselves.

The New York Times headline proclaimed, “Boy Scouts, Reversing Century-Old Stance, Will Allow Transgender Boys.” The term “transgender boys” is made up. It is fiction. It’s like calling a tree a car.

Yet, The New York Times claims to have the ability to ferret out “fake news.”

The notion that a girl is a boy is one of the biggest examples of “fake news” we can find. If you can’t separate boys from girls, everything else is up in the air and anything goes.

When I took the Boy Scout Oath on my way to Eagle Scout, I pledged “to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” How is “morally straight” compatible with an organization that allows members confused about their own sexual identity?

Since the BSA has abandoned traditional values, including the facts of science and biology, a new organization called Trail Life USA has been formed. It is a Christian scouting organization for boys and young men.

There is also an alternative to the Girl Scouts called American Heritage Girls. It, too, embraces Christian values.

Unfortunately, the new Trump administration has sided with the DNA deniers in deciding to maintain Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from “discriminating” on the basis of sexual orientation or “gender identity.” The Washington Post says the order applies to 24,000 companies that collectively employ about 28 million workers—representing about a fifth of the U.S. workforce.

The decision to keep the Obama order, said The New York Times, was Trump’s personal decision.

Various self-declared sexual minorities were ecstatic. The homosexual magazine the Advocate declared that Trump broke a campaign promise in response to “mounting pressure from LGBT activists.”

Ryan T. Anderson of The Heritage Foundation noted that Trump’s decision to keep the Obama executive order threatens religious liberty.

“This perfectly terrible order requires all businesses to affirm the radical LGBTQ agenda as the cost of doing business with their own government,” commented Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth says he is “deeply disappointed that Mr. Trump has chosen to defend false LGBTQ ‘rights’ based on changeable homosexual and gender-confused behaviors.”

Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, was a nemesis of President Trump during the transition, but it looks like the “diversity” policies he promoted will remain in place. Brennan told The Wall Street Journal in his final interview as director that “he would prefer his legacy be the way he fought to nurture a workforce that reflected America’s diversity.”

“During his tenure” as CIA director, the paper reported, Brennan had “put particular emphasis on promoting the interests of gay, lesbian, and transgender officers. He was the first CIA director to attend an annual social gathering of LGBTQ employees and has been known to wear a rainbow lanyard around the office as a symbol of solidarity.”

All of this was fashionable in the Obama administration. But why should DNA denial be carried forward in the Trump administration as an official policy? The Trump administration seems to recognize the facts of biology and DNA in how they approach the abortion issue. Yet, on matters involving “gender identity,” truth has been left behind and the Obama policy will apparently continue.

Such an approach in the field of intelligence can be suicidal. If intelligence officers can’t figure out their own sexual identity, how can we expect them to identify the nature of foreign threats to America?

Obama also forced on the U.S. military a policy of allowing “transgendered soldiers” and even paying for their sex change operations. One of those soldiers, Bradley Manning, who now claims to be a female, had his prison sentence commuted by Obama before he left office. He was in prison for espionage.

Republicans in general condemned the commutation, noting Manning’s role in giving classified documents to WikiLeaks. They should take a look at the role of sexual confusion over “gender identity” in Manning’s decision to betray his/her country. He was an open homosexual in the Armed Forces before deciding to become a woman.

When you allow mentally confused people in the ranks of the military or intelligence community, you are inviting treason and treachery. The Manning case proves the point.

If soldiers or intelligence analysts can’t figure out whether they are male or female, how can they be expected to understand right versus wrong? These people should be placed in a mental hospital, not the CIA or the Special Forces.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

01/28/17

Texas Marxist wins Community College Board of Trustees election: Socialism growing rapidly in “Lone Star” state

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

One more Marxist wins office in Texas…a trickle that must be stemmed before it becomes a tide.

In a surprisedown-ballot election victory, Austin Democratic Socialists of America member and Sanders campaign activist, Julie Ann Nitsch, won her runoff for Austin Community College Board of Trustees on December 13th, running as a Democrat.

Nitsch started her campaign at a clear disadvantage, lacking name recognition or a political resume. She had never held a public office, or served on any local boards or commissions. Meanwhile, her strongest opponent had served as ACC trustee for the previous 6 years, had a long resume of community activism, and received endorsements from most local Democratic elected officials and leaders.

But Nitsch did have the strong backing of a huge Bernie movement in Central Texas, a DSA chapter whose large membership provided over 100 block walkers and phone bankers, and the full support of Our Revolution (the national organization that grew out of the Sanders campaign) in the runoff election.

After volunteering for the Sanders campaign in the summer of 2015, Nitsch became the Campaign Coordinator of Texans for Bernie for Travis County and, later, one of five Austin DSA comrades who served as Sanders delegates at the DNC.

Nitsch’s progressive vision and strong support base made for a vigorous, people-powered campaign. According to Austin DSA Co-Chair Danny Fetonte, “DSA members provided the foot soldiers for the campaign.” Nearly 300 DSAers staffed phone banks, attended Democratic Clubs and union meetings with Nitsch, block walked, did mailings, and put up signs at member’s homes and at friendly businesses.

Our Revolution also played a pivotal role in Nitsch’s victory. They sent over 51,000 text messages and made over 13,000 calls to supporters during the campaign. According to volunteers, many of the people that voted for Nitsch did so as a direct result of Our Revolution’s concerted efforts.

The Texas Democratic Party is being heavily infiltrated by Democratic Socialists of America Marxists, who are enjoying explosive growth on the back of the Sanders Presidential campaign and the anti-Trump movement.

In recent months, DSA has opened locals all over Texas, from Dallas to El Paso, Houston to the Brazos Valley and San Antonio.

DSA locals, DSA website, 01.26.2017

Backed by union muscle and money, much of it from out of state, DSA aims to play a major role in the left’s rapidly expanding campaign to turn Texas blue.

This Marxist activism in the heart of Red State Texas should neither be ignored or underestimated. If Texas can be flipped back to the Democrats, there will never be another Republican or conservative President. America as we know it will be over.

01/12/17

The American Left: We Hope He Fails!

By: Lloyd Marcus

Watching video on her phone, my wife Mary laughed hysterically at ridiculous answers to man-on-the-street questions. The young interviewees knew everything about the cast of Jersey Shore. They were clueless about who won the Civil War; who is our Vice President and who we fought to gain our independence.

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Clearly, Leftists controlling America’s public education has successfully dumb-down our youths. America history, reading, writing and arithmetic have been placed on the back burner. First and foremost is teaching LGBT indoctrination http://bit.ly/2fss53D, how America is destroying the planet and hating ones self for their white privilege. Another top priority is teaching that Republicans are racist, sexist and homophobic.

Now that the Left has created millions of brain-dead zombies incapable of reasoning or thinking for themselves, the Left can be hypocritical with impunity, knowing their followers will consume whatever excrement they feed them.

For example: Remember how the Left (Democrats, Hollywood and mainstream media) went nuts when Rush Limbaugh said he hoped Obama failed? Rush explained that he hoped Obama’s illegal fundamental transformation of America failed. http://bit.ly/2iWB5ig Despite the scumbag mainstream media knowing exactly what Rush meant, they spun it to brand Rush a racist. Democrat operatives masquerading as media shoved microphones into the faces of Republicans, demanding that they denounce Rush, a flaming racist. At the WH Correspondents’ dinner, actress Wanda Sykes accused Rush of treason and said she hoped Rush’s kidneys failed. Obama laughed. http://bit.ly/2i5CazR

Spineless Republicans criticized and distanced themselves from Rush. Still, the Rush-ster hung tough; standing by his comment. I love that folks. I am so sick of our side allowing our evil shamelessly hypocritical enemies to dictate what we can and cannot say.

The Left’s national narrative was it is unpatriotic and racist, bordering on criminal to say you hoped Obama failed. Then, We the people elected Donald Trump. And look how the Left is responding. I am talking hypocrisy on steroids.

Here are just a few examples of the Left, in essence, saying they not only hope, but intend to do everything in their power to ensure that Trump fails.

Enraged Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters passionately proclaimed, “I will Not work with him! I will fight him every inch of the way!” http://nws.mx/2hKwrQB

Senate Democrats vow to block Trump’s SCOTUS nominees. http://bit.ly/2jhPjHg

Democrats vow to block eight of Trump’s generals. http://bit.ly/2iRXk8S

Democrats have targeted for destruction and vow to block eight of Trump’s cabinet picks. http://wapo.st/2hHvyLg

The Left is using social media to block Trump with #NotMyPresident, #TheResistance and so on. http://bit.ly/2i5IvLM

Democrats that run sanctuary cites which illegally roll-out-the-red-carpet to illegal aliens vow to block Trump from enforcing immigration laws. http://fxn.ws/2fZ3wbB

Hollywood elitists had the audacity to demand that congress block everything we elected Trump to do. http://bit.ly/2i3zd7M

In an outrageous unprecedented attempt to thwart the will of voters, the Left tried to overturn the 2016 presidential election. Hillary’s minions demanded recounts that failed. Incredibly, Hillary’s hit squad even tried to bully electors of states Trump won to not cast their state’s vote for Trump. http://bit.ly/2g5uPS4

Obama will be the first former US president to stay in Washington DC to actively pursue the failure of the incoming Administration. http://bit.ly/2iXttft

For 8 years, the Left said opposing anything our American president wanted to do was racist, unpatriotic and treasonous. The Left knows they can get away with such blatant hypocrisy because they have successfully dumb down millions; created meat-heads who hold TMZ in higher regard than the US Constitution.

Implementing the Left’s socialist/progressive agenda trumps everything. Insidiously, Leftist educators purposely dumb down our kids to create an army of Leftist zombies; students clueless regarding their constitutional rights who reject the principles and values of their parents.

Thomas Jefferson wrote: “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”

Thus, by the Left creating dumb citizens, the Left is free to repeal our freedoms at will; forcing their anti-America, anti-God and anti-freedom agenda down our throats unopposed.

Foaming-at-the-mouth with outrage, the Left launched a frenzied assault to destroy Rush for saying he hoped Obama’s anti-America illegal agenda failed. Now, those same Leftists are claiming moral high ground trying to block while boldly hoping for the death of our president Trump. http://bit.ly/2iu6UMo

These evil arrogant hypocrites are totally unworthy of our respect.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman: The Conservative Campaign Committee
http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

01/11/17

Obama’s Legacy of Endless Wars and Transgender Soldiers

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

Left-wing Democrat Norman Solomon says fellow Democrats are “more interested in playing to the press gallery than speaking directly to the economic distress of voters in the Rust Belt and elsewhere who handed the presidency” to Donald J. Trump. Democrats should spend some time learning “how they’ve lost touch with working-class voters,” he says.

He is referring to how Democrats are saying what the media want to hear—that Trump was elected because of Vladimir Putin and the Russians. This was the claim first advanced by President Obama’s CIA in leaks to The Washington Post and The New York Times.

But this is not just a political dispute involving Democrats failing to understand why they lost to Trump. Solomon says “the emerging incendiary rhetoric against Russia is extremely dangerous” and “could lead to a military confrontation between two countries that each has thousands of nuclear weapons,” and which could trigger a “nuclear holocaust.”

Solomon, a former Democratic congressional candidate, says that Democrats, by “teaming up with the likes of Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) to exert bipartisan pressure for escalation,” could help “stampede the Trump administration in reckless directions” and provoke Russia into a war.

There is no evidence that the Trump administration could be “stampeded” in that way. Trump has said repeatedly that he is not interested in a confrontation with Russia. What seems to be consuming the attention of the incoming Trump administration are the no-win wars with ISIS and al-Qaeda that Obama will leave behind, and the corruption in the Intelligence Community that has been responsible for claims that the U.S. is winning the war against radical Islam.

Trump’s new CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and participated in a congressional joint task force that documented in a report how U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) manipulated intelligence to downplay the threat from ISIS. Three months after Pompeo and his colleagues issued their report, he said that those responsible for downplaying the threat from ISIS had not yet been held accountable.

Pompeo said the manipulation of intelligence resulted from “an administration-wide understanding that bad news from Iraq and Syria was not welcomed.” He added, “Claims that ISIS was the ‘JV team’ and that al-Qaeda was ‘on the run’ were both a result—and a cause—of the politicization of intelligence at CENTCOM. This intelligence manipulation provided space for both ISIS and al-Qaeda to grow and it put America at risk.”

Obama, of course, was responsible for the claims that ISIS was the “JV team” and that al-Qaeda was “on the run.” He lied to the American people about progress in the war on terror.

Obama’s Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on December 15 that ISIS was “failing” and that “the campaign to defeat the terror group in Iraq and Syria is on track.” Five days earlier, Carter had announced that 200 additional American special operations troops would be heading to Syria to liberate Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria. That will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Syria to 500.

Obama’s war in Syria has never been authorized by Congress.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs magazine has published an article demonstrating that, after a defeat and a loss of territory, “ISIS members don’t simply give up their cause or switch their allegiance; they merely change their tactics,” reforming into small units conducting insurgency campaigns.

According to the article, these terrorists operate under different flags. The authors cite the case of an ex-Iraqi policeman who fought for al-Qaeda and later emerged under the ISIS banner. It is possible, the authors say, that “insurgent group numbers will only continue to increase, as will their power.” The authors say there is little room for optimism that the Baghdad regime being supported by the U.S. will address the sectarian grievances that fuel the conflict.

ISIS has expanded into Afghanistan, where a counterterrorism official says the terrorist group is “present in at least 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.”

Reflecting the deteriorating situation, Obama’s decision that the U.S. would draw down to 5,500 troops in the country has been changed. Now, approximately 8,400 military personnel will remain at the time that Trump takes office.

Fighting terrorists isn’t the only item on the agenda. American sailors deployed in Afghanistan underwent Transgender Policy Training in Kabul on November 24. According to an official press release, sailors were told about the policy that took effect on October 1, whereby they could “begin the process to officially change their gender in the Navy administrative systems following DoD policy and in accordance to the standards delineated.”

A website reflecting the views of Christian military officers described the training this way: “The US Navy began teaching its Sailors about women thinking they’re men, and vice versa, even as they’re deployed in Afghanistan—a nation, incidentally, in which transgenders would probably be tossed in jail or executed.”

Not to worry. The official Pentagon spokesman says the Afghanistan mission also remains “on track.”


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

01/10/17

Ted Cruz: This Is Why The Left Is Utterly Terrified Of Jeff Sessions [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | I Have The Truth

Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions have been friends for a long time. Cruz respects the heck out of Sessions. In an op-ed in Politico and then again today during the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions, Cruz detailed exactly why the left is absolutely stone cold terrified of the man. And it’s the very same reason he will make an incredible attorney general… Sessions will enforce the rule of law. That has Democrats rolling over and wetting themselves and then running for their safe spaces. Why? Because as long as Barack Obama was president, the law didn’t matter and they got to do as they pleased. Those days are over.

People wonder why I am so enamored with Ted Cruz, this is a good example of why I think the man should either be president some day or reside on the Supreme Court. He expressed his unshakable hope that Sessions will bring much needed change to the “comically corrupt” Obama Justice Department, which for the past eight years has simply “ignored the laws it didn’t like.” Talk about a rogue administration… Obama has stomped on the constitutional rights of all Americans and flaunted the law at every turn. From Cruz: “Many of Sessions’ opponents actually believe the Justice Department does not need reform. To them, the lawlessness is a feature, not a bug. President Obama—and Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch—did not mess things up, in this view. Rather, they successfully transformed the DOJ from a law enforcement agency to yet another law “enhancement” agency. To them, Sessions is a threat because of his impartial commitment to the rule of law.”

From Conservative Review:

On Monday, one day before the confirmation hearings begin for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (C, 78%), Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) published a fiery op-ed in Politico, explaining why Sessions is a “superb” choice for attorney general, and why Democrats are shaking in their boots.

Cruz, who served alongside Sessions in the Senate, vouches for the senator’s “integrity and passion for law enforcement,” which has gained him “tremendous respect among the hardworking men and women in blue across our great land.”

I support Senator Sessions for attorney general for the very reason that many vehemently oppose him. Namely, I — and they — know that Sessions will enforce the law. The fact that this is controversial tells you all you need to know about the sorry intellectual state of our country’s elites, especially in the legal academy and federal bureaucracies. Senator Sessions believes in the foundational idea that we are governed by objectively knowable, written rules, and that we should not be subject to the interpretive whims of unelected, power-hungry bureaucrats. Sessions will instill this belief at the Department of Justice.

Cruz also pointed out that the Democrats are rabidly against Sessions and will try every vile effort they can come up with to smear a good man. But from what I understand, Sessions is already a go and will indeed be confirmed. It won’t stop the left though… this won’t end here and will go on non-stop for the duration. The leftist’s last-gasp effort to stop Sessions is just pathetic and Cruz nails it: “He’s a law-and-order devotee about to enter a lawless DOJ. If I were them — if I wanted to keep DOJ as a partisan agency unbound by law — I’d be scared, too.” Good, I’m glad they are scared. They should be.

And just for good measure, to send a real chill down the Dems’ spines… Cruz wasn’t quite done. After slamming Democrats over and over again for disrespecting the rule of law due to partisan politics and in the process absolutely decimating Al Franken, Cruz bluntly pointed out to Sessions, “If we were to play a game of tit for tat, then a Republican AG should be equally partisan” referring to the level of “hackery” from the last eight years. Elections do indeed have consequences and Sessions is key in righting the many wrongs in the DOJ.

01/1/17

Van Jones Goes Full Commie: Radical Leftists Are The New Leaders Of The Democrat Party

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | Right Wing News

It was literally a red letter day when commie Van Jones got kicked out of the Obama administration. Glenn Beck had a lot to do with that, but the real force behind Van Jones getting the boot was my colleague and friend Trevor Loudon, who has done extensive research into Van Jones’ communist and radical ties. CNN of course took him in and I bet he feels right at home on their network. He sat down with Jake Tapper to mull over the future leadership of the Democrat Party and I sincerely recommend you take his words to heart.

Van Jones bluntly stated that the Clinton days are over. Now, the Democrat Party will be led by radical leftists such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Keith Ellison. No longer will they be moderate. Instead, they will be true to their radicalized roots. They will embrace groups such as Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. They will align with the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. The Democrats are now the communists and they are out of the unionist closet.

From PolitiStick:

Radical CNN political commentator Van Jones, an avowed communist and 9/11 truther whose views are so extreme that he was booted out of the Obama regime once he was exposed, appeared on State of the Union with Jake Tapper to address future leadership in the Democrat Party, which has been fundamentally transformed into a party largely comprised of coastal, elitist, leftist snobs.

Van Jones, a founder of the Maoist organization STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement), a communist front group, told Tapper that both the “Clinton days” and the “idea that we’re going to be this moderate party” are over and that the Democrat Party will be led by radical progressive leftists like Bernie Sanders , who is actually an Independent and a Socialist therefore not part of the Democrat Party, and Elizabeth Warren going forward.

Jones also predicted that recently elected Democrat Kamala Harris, who will replace longtime California Senator Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate as a future leader in the party as well as anti-Semitic Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison, aka: “Keith X,” a follower of America-hating racist and Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan.

Van Jones thinks that Kamala Harris will be a leftist superstar: “She’s going to be out there defending those dream — those Dreamer kids, because they’re a big part of her constituency. But she’s — and she’s got African-American roots. She’s got Asian roots. She’s female. She’s tough. She’s smart. She’s going to become a big deal.” Not as big a deal as President-elect Donald Trump who is going to have some say over the Dreamers. Identity politics is a losing proposition, I guess Van Jones didn’t get the memo and the Dems are doubling down on failure.

Van Jones smacked Hillary Clinton for not picking a commie as her VP: “I think that a Keith Ellison is very important because he is somebody who represents the progressive wing of the party. One thing that happened, when Hillary Clinton had a chance to make a VP pick, she didn’t pick someone from the progressive wing, which made it much harder to heal those wounds with the Sanders’ and Elizabeth Warren wing. Keith Ellison represents that wing very, very well.” No… he represents Islam very, very well… but he’ll do in a Marxist pinch.

Ending off, Van Jones used his atypical arrogant and condescending persona to tell the world that being a “moderate” in the Democrat Party is the equivalent of being not “authentic” and that if you’re a moderate Democrat, you’re basically a racist. He also made it damn clear that you need to be a radical communist to find a home in the Democrat Party. He doesn’t get that this type of crap is exactly what got Donald Trump elected and gave both the House and Senate to the Republicans. Keep it up… with the left deciding to go even further to the left, they are ensuring that Republicans will stay in power for a very long time to come.

12/13/16

The CIA’s War on Trump

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

You couldn’t fault Donald J. Trump for concluding that the CIA is out to get him even before he starts his presidency. Former CIA officials Michael Morell, Michael Hayden and Philip Mudd have all denounced him. Plus, former CIA operations officer Evan McMullin ran against him as an independent presidential candidate.

Obama’s director of the CIA is John Brennan, who recently disclosed that he voted for the Communist Party (CPUSA) ticket when he was in college. He was hired by the CIA anyway and quickly rose through the ranks, even though the CPUSA was funded by Moscow and known to provide cover for Soviet espionage activities.

The liberal media haven’t made Brennan’s disclosure into a scandal and didn’t call for any investigations of Obama’s CIA.

Clearly, having an “intelligence” connection doesn’t mean you are intelligent or have good judgment. Making “America First” is not a requirement for serving in the CIA and other intelligence agencies. You can have numerous skeletons in your closet and even be a transgender. If you have any doubts, consider reading the CIA’s “Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2016-2019).” It is Brennan’s masterpiece.

The line-up of former CIA personnel opposing Trump sounds impressive, except when you consider the fact that the CIA has a habit of getting things wrong. Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a former vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, once declared that “for a quarter century, the CIA has been repeatedly wrong about the major political and economic questions entrusted to its analysis.” Moynihan had introduced a bill to abolish the CIA. The late Lt. Gen. William Odom, then-director of the National Security Agency (NSA), said the CIA should be disbanded.

Trump critic Michael Hayden, who served as director of both the NSA and CIA, was on a list of “former national security officials” from Republican administrations who announced they wouldn’t vote for Trump. He was once photographed at a gala with former CIA and NSA analyst Edward Snowden, who stole and released classified information and is now living in Russia. Hayden can’t be faulted personally for that betrayal. But Snowden and other spy cases have to be considered when judging the reliability of products from the intelligence community, especially when they are transmitted anonymously through the press.

Under the headline, “CIA Judgment On Russia Built On Swell Of Evidence,” The New York Times reports that “many believe” there is “overwhelming circumstantial evidence” that the Russians tried to help Trump. The paper said “the conclusion that Moscow ran an operation to help install the next president is one of the most consequential analyses by American spy agencies in years.”

Such analyses can mean nothing and can, in fact, divert the attention of elected officials from the truth. Trump calls the verdict on alleged Russian involvement in the election “ridiculous.” It would not be the first ridiculous work product from the intelligence community. The CIA failed to predict the Soviet “collapse,” and then mistakenly assumed the collapse was real and not a strategic deception.

It is significant that The Washington Post, owned by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, broke the story about the CIA allegedly concluding that the Russians had somehow meddled in the U.S. elections by hacking into Democratic Party computers. The CIA has a $600 million contractwith Amazon Web Services.

Former Post publisher Katharine Graham reportedly gave a speech in 1988 at the CIA headquarters, where she said, “We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things that the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”

If this was the case under Graham, the previous owner of the Post, how likely is it that such a relationship continues under an owner of a company that does business with the CIA?

Interestingly, Amazon CEO Bezos plans to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting of tech-industry executives this Wednesday in New York. Perhaps Trump will ask Bezos whether the Post is being manipulated by political partisans in the Intelligence Community.

Trump has tweeted, “Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!” Or “fake news.”

In response to the CIA’s reported findings, the Trump transition office raised the matter of another mistake: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

The discredited analysis concluding that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is most closely associated with former CIA director George Tenet. A Clinton holdover, Tenet had told President George W. Bush that finding WMD was a “slam dunk.” He was photographedgiving an award to then-DIA intelligence analyst Ana Montes, who turned out to be a Castro spy. Again, Tenet is not personally responsible for this betrayal. But it is one of many spy cases that have corrupted the Intelligence Community.

President Bush’s problem was that he failed to clean house in the Intelligence Community before the war.

After he takes office, Trump should immediately clean house in the CIA and other intelligence agencies. But it may be the case that the charges being directed against him at the present time are designed to prevent just that. If Trump cleans house, he will be accused in the press of trying to purge intelligence officials with evidence of a Russian plot to elect Trump!

The American people have been saddled with an Intelligence Community that is full of what are called “insider spies.” The situation is so bad that a special paper has been published about a novel new way to deal with traitors. The idea is to provide a “safe refuge” and a secret process of “reconciliation” for them without threatening long prison terms or the death penalty. In this manner, the American people would hear nothing about spies being arrested and the damage they have done.

We know that the media picked sides in the presidential contest. Now we are seeing more evidence of how the CIA picked sides, to the point of engaging in what is an obvious effort to bring down the Trump presidency even before it begins.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

11/25/16

Obama Attempts to Distort His Legacy

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media

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The election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on November 8 was not only a rejection of Hillary Clinton, based on her trustworthiness and her legal and ethical problems, it was also clearly a repudiation of Democratic policymaking, with Trump promising to eliminate or revise a number of Barack Obama’s signature achievements. But, speaking to the press in his first press conference after the election, President Obama maintained that he is leaving the White House and America in as good a shape as possible.

“As I told my staff, we should be very proud that their work has already ensured that when we turn over the keys, the car’s in pretty good shape,” Obama told the press on November 14. He then pointed to the jobs market, poverty levels, health insurance, and curbing carbon emissions. “…[M]y goal is on January 21, America’s in the strongest position possible and hopefully there’s an opportunity for the next president to build on that,” he said.

The press asked Obama questions about Trump’s temperament, rather than calling out Obama’s narrative that America is somehow better off because of his leadership. This has been a problem throughout Obama’s eight years in office. Too many in the media dare not challenge Obama’s claims of great policy successes, or of being transparent, and having a scandal free administration. They want instead, it seems, to be liked by him, to keep their access to him, plus they generally support his agenda. So they rarely contradict him.

For example, we have long pointed out that citing the falling unemployment rate creates a falsely optimistic view of the economy. Gallup argues that real unemployment is at 9.5 percent, not the 4.9 percent that the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported. “For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not count a person who desires work as unemployed if he or she is not working and has stopped looking for work over the past four weeks,” states Gallup.

However, even the higher unemployment number downplays the seriousness of the current job situation. The U.S. labor participation rate is currently at its lowest levels since the 1970s. The labor participation rate is an estimate of the share of the population actively engaged in the labor market, either employed or currently looking for work. Nearly 15 million people have left the workforce since President Obama came to office in 2009, bringing the total up from about 80 million people to approximately 95 million. Those people are no longer counted when calculating the unemployment rate, rendering the 4.9 percent rate a very poor indicator of how the economy is doing.

“The incoming administration doesn’t have to put out a huge number of fires,” said Obama at the press conference, alluding to the economic crisis that he faced upon taking office. “And that’s a testament to the tremendous work that my team has done over the last eight years,” he said.

President Obama has repeatedly claimed that he has cut the deficit. During his 2016 State of the Union address, he claimed that his policies had cut “our deficits by almost three-quarters.” However, as the Center for Individual Freedom points out, Obama’s “worst legacy, one that remains grotesquely underreported by the ‘watchdog’ mainstream media” is “by far the worst deficit record in U.S. history.”

“Over an eight-year period, that amounts to an accumulated $2 trillion under [George W.] Bush, or an average of approximately $260 billion,” states CFIF. When campaigning for the presidency in 2008, Obama called it “unpatriotic” that Bush had taken the national debt from approximately $5 trillion to $9 trillion. Today our national debt is just under $20 trillion after eight years of Obama in the White House. Far from leaving the United States in good shape, Obama is leaving it in debt-ridden shambles.

Trump has promised to roll back one of Obama’s key legislative achievements—Obamacare—which Obama claims has made the “uninsured rate” the “lowest level on record.” But, as we have reported, having insurance with large deductibles and skyrocketing premiums has hardly equated to more Americans receiving care.

The press has systematically failed to ask key questions about policies that are meant to bolster Obama’s legacy, refusing to call attention to Obamacare’s faults or expose the unsigned Iran “deal” as an enormous hoax. So it is of little surprise that the mainstream media also allowed Obama to claim the mantle of “scandal-free.”

“I am very proud of the fact that we will, knock on wood, leave this administration without significant scandal,” Obama told the press. “…I will put this administration against any administration in history.”

The press considered few, if any, of the major Obama scandals—the IRS targeting scandal, Benghazi, the Veterans Administration scandal, Fast & Furious, ransom cash sent to the Iranians—as real scandals. That is because the press has made excuse after excuse for Obama’s mismanagement or deliberate malfeasance, perennially ignoring and downplaying his scandals.

President Obama’s administration has also been the least transparent administration in history, fighting against Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to keep government business secret, and systematically targeting journalists who print leaked information. Obama has gone after those compromising national security, unless the person misusing classified information is Hillary Clinton.

Obama’s claim that he is scandal free has been echoed by the token conservative at The New York Times, David Brooks, as well as Obama’s former senior advisor, David Axelrod. As I previously argued, “The question of presidential legacy, however, revolves not around a president’s demeanor but rather his policy successes and failures, as well as his character….These scandals, and the ensuing cover-ups, have stained Obama’s reputation less publicly than in previous administrations not because of their minor importance, but rather because a corrupt media is willing to overlook massive amounts of evidence of malfeasance to benefit their allies in the Democratic Party.”

The Christian Science Monitor disagreed with my—and others’—use of the word “corrupt” to describe the media.

The Islamic State (ISIS) has expanded from JV status, as Obama told the New Yorker in early 2014, to operating in more than two dozen countries. “Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired more than 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries other than Iraq and Syria,” according to CNN, “where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll. Those attacks have killed at least 2,043 people and injured thousands more.”

There are half a million people who have been killed in Syria, which Nick Kristof of The New York Times calls “Obama’s worst mistake.”

Another part of his legacy is that Obama has left the Democrat Party in disarray. The media were assuring us that Trump was about to take the Republican Party down with him, and that it was on the verge of extinction. But, in fact, Republicans now dominate at the combined state and federal level like never before in modern times. As a result, Democrats are on the verge of choosing Rep. Keith Ellison (MN), a radical left-winger who supports the Muslim Brotherhood-front group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and who has been a harsh critic of America’s ally Israel, as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Is that the lesson that Democrats learned from this last election?


Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. He can be contacted at [email protected]. View the complete archives from Roger Aronoff.