Friday, October 24, 2014

We Have Met the Enemy and ....

Revolution, Insurrection, Paradigm Shift: All are necessary if Conservatives are to prevail. The Left already owns us. Our leaders are co-opted. Can any measure short of Revolution prevail?


Conservatives must choose Revolution – and now.

A pivotal mid-term election is upon us. No matter the outcome, however, the Republican Establishment will rule. And the Republican Establishment is entirely hostile to Republican Conservatives.
Today’s Establishment Republicans have grown even more odious than they were during the Reagan and Goldwater eras. They control all conventional paths to power, money, and position. They are comfortable in the presumption their rule is inviolable, their eventual sinecures assured. They believe the Conservative rabble will either submit or perish. They do not understand the rules have changed. No longer will Conservatives accept battles only in the times and places of the Establishment’s choosing.

For example, what if a Congressperson held a Press Conference every single day about one topic—the same topic each day: “We’d like to announce this is Day 750 of the Cover-up of the Benghazi Massacre. Questions?”
Paradoxically, at a time when continued deception would best serve the Establishment’s efforts to maintain control, its overt attacks upon Conservatives have flushed its true nature from the weeds of misdirection and indistinct outlines. The Establishment now openly, brazenly, attacks Conservatives, even boasts of its attacks. It proclaims, loudly, it is no longer willing even to imitate allegiance to Conservative principles.

The Republican Establishment’s contemporary predations upon Conservative Republicans might constitute merely the painful and annoying intransigence common to the old guard of any organization. But the Establishment is using live ammunition. So must we.

We must admit that despite living in a country where most voters self-identify conservative sentiments, we are also a country, a Party, subject to the checkered pants money-boys and their self-interested shills in the Republican Leadership.

It does not matter that both Republicans and Democrats must repeatedly campaign as bona fide Conservatives, or that 49 of 50 states voted for Reagan in his 1984 re-election—yes, 49 - or that voters always respond positively to any/all politicians who declare for Conservative principles.
Conservative Cause must become Revolutionary

It does not matter that our Conservative Cause is righteous and astoundingly popular. Our Cause must also be successful. And to be successful, against an Establishment working for our demise, the Conservative Cause must become Revolutionary.

Conservatives must jettison any loyalty whatsoever to tradition and accepted power structures. For instance, Speaker Boehner, in his House, presumes to whip Conservative lawmakers into line by withholding “committee assignments,” privileges to speak on the floor, to introduce legislation, and worse. Our response should be: “So what?” Are there truly no more creative ways than these to prove oneself a champion of the people and the Conservative Cause? In fact, aren’t Speaker Boehner’s conditional slops actually antithetical (other than for CSPAN coverage) to our Cause?

Why not take the “Committee assignment hit” and reverse it? Why not employ it as a badge of fidelity to the Conservative brand; why not “lead” with it in every interview? “Well, as I was saying, as a proud member of the Boehner Blacklist Brigade, I believe…”

Why not outflank the “lawmaking” enterprise entirely and become ‘heroes of the people?’ Why not act upon the visceral understanding that most citizens are always and entirely unaware of their Congressperson’s legislation—and do not care in any case? Why not recognize routine lawmaking for the vitality-draining mundanity it has become? We can no longer afford our Congresspersons acting like Congresspersons. We can no longer afford having our Congresspersons believing or acting as if the markers of their success have anything to do with the Establishment’s paradigms or limitations.

Revolution, Insurrection, Paradigm Shift: All are necessary if Conservatives are to prevail. The Left already owns us. Our leaders are co-opted. Can any measure short of Revolution prevail? [continue]

I'm forever struck by how Canada Free Press is so incisive about our politics; a New York Times antidote from the Great White North

Valerie Jarrett Helped Manager Eric Holder's Perjury

Holder's Mustache                           

Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder's Changing Fast and Furious Testimony to Congress

[...] Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media.

The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sharyl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.

The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, “re: personnel issues.” Another, also from Jarrett, reads, “outlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.” Unfortunately, the index is vague and that’s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.

Despite evidence showing Attorney General Eric Holder lied about when he became aware of Operation Fast and Furious and about the extent of his involvement with the initiation of the program, he has maintained that the testimony he gave under oath to Congress was "truthful and accurate." As a reminder of the timeline of Holder's inconsistent testimony: [Oh, there's more ...]

A Reminder:

On February 21, 1975, (Nixon's A.G) John Mitchell was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up ...

Letting "sleeping dogs lie"




[.....] starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of Obama's phony birth certificate, erm, discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to "let these sleeping dogs lie." The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnants was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush administration of covering up American troops’ chemically induced wounds.

To people familiar with the issue, both inside that administration and outside, the blame for the coverup falls on one particular set of shoulders: Rove’s.

Dave Wurmser, a Senior aide to Dick Cheney, succinctly told The Beast “it was all for nothing; Rove wanted the issue buried.”

Concerning that message burial, it is clear that the false narratives that hardened over those years -- on WMDs, yellow cake uranium, Katrina, the economic meltdown, and even the 2000 election -- paved the way for the Democrat rout in 2006 and for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. After all, even John McCain in '08 and Mitt Romney to some extent in '12 ran against Bush rather than against Obama. Some 53% of the country still blamed Bush for the economy in November of 2012 -- almost exactly the percentage that voted Obama -- and the "Bush lied people died" meme is still prevalent on liberal websites [... Rove Lied, Republican Brand Died]

This is a good roundup of the NY Times and Daily Beast articles of several days ago, together with analysis and comments from Republicans and conservatives.  The thing to note is not only did Karl Rove block Republicans who wanted to answer Democrats on the subject of weapons of mass destruction that were actually found in Iraq, but Bush was a part of it.  These days Rove continues to waste money raised from Republican sources (he has had almost NO victories to brag about, but has wasted hundreds of millions of their dollars).  Rove also continues to attack conservatives and sabotage their attempts to run for office.  It is a valid question to ask which side he's on. - Skoonj

To Be The Ball ...

Today's Homily

One of Biden's Nuts

Profiles in Plastic Heads: Hunter Biden

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way.

The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after the Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as a public affairs officer at the age of 43*. The Navy also bent over backward a second time with an age waiver so he could secure the cushy part-time job.

Papa Biden loves to tout his middle-class, "Average Joe" credentials. But rest assured, if his son had been "Hunter Smith" or "Hunter Jones" or "Hunter Brown," the Navy's extraordinary dispensations would be all but unattainable. Oh, and if he had been "Hunter Palin," The New York Times would be on its 50th front-page investigative report by now.

Despite the disgraceful ejection from our military, Hunter's Connecticut law license won't be subject to automatic review. Because, well, Biden.

Biden's bennies are not just one-offs. Skating by, flouting rules and extracting favors are the story of Hunter's life.

Hunter's first job, acquired after Joe Biden won his 1996 Senate re-election bid in Delaware, was with MBNA. That's the credit card conglomerate and top campaign finance donor that forked over nearly $63,000 in bundled primary and general contributions from its employees to then Sen. Biden. As I've reported previously ... [Want more?]

*commissioning him as a public affairs officer at the age of 43*

While Michelle Malkin does not verbiate the connection, I think it's an obvious reference to the Democrat's 50 year-old  problem of finding candidates who actually honerably served in our military.  I can see Papa Joe pushing his kid into getting (and pressuring the Navy to grant) a naval officer commission.  No word on whether Hunter is as stupid as dad, but ... ahem, nuts and trees.

South Florida wants what?

Staggeringly Stupid People    Winner of Mosely-Braun Award for Dumb
South Florida Wants to Be the 51st State Because of Climate Change Worries

The Everglades are in danger of drowning! [...]

Harris has a particular bone to pick with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who he says won't pay attention to Floridians' concerns about the climate. "This is a reality, even though our present governor doesn't think so," Harris says. "Other than the governor of this state, it's an issue that everyone recognizes." Scott is currently in a tight, ugly race against former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat.

Reached for comment, the governor's spokesman pointed to an comment Scott made at a gubernatorial debate Tuesday night. Although Scott refuses to acknowledge that climate change is man-made, he said that he spent $350 million to address sea-level rise in the Miami area, and mentioned other large spending packages aimed at protecting Florida's coral reefs and springs.

Scott's office did not comment on southern Florida's moves toward independence. [Full Nonsense, via Helly]

While it's not only possible that Florida can disappear under the sea, it's likely inevitable as witness 4 billion years of mother nature rearranging her furniture, so to speak.  And, anybody who thinks a vote for Charlie Crist can make a difference is either certifiable, or a godless Progressive asshat. In either case, staggeringly stupid.

When Chicago Votes

  "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes"
J. Stalin , or some other Progressive

Matt Groening's The Simpsons has been heeling hard to port lately.  My guess is it's in response to the popularity of South Park, which regularly makes fun of the Simpson characters, and is staunchly to the right, politically.  Nothing subtle about it either. The Simpsons is usually a good deal more nuanced, but over the years it's most delicious political jabs
 have been at the expense of the democrats. However, this clip of Homer trying to vote for Obama, while a Diebold machine keeps switching it to McCain,  appeared on YouTube in early summer.  The quality led me to believe it was produced by the Groeneing studios, and when it appeared during the  Simpsons season opener-prior to the election- that was confirmed.   The Simpsons go to the dark side? 12/08/08

On the face of it, that SIMPSONS' premise, of a Democrat candidate being put at risk by organized Republican voter fraud, was laughably absurd (but culturally effective agitprop).  The only thing newsworthy about this Chicago vote rigging is that it was discovered and REPORTED.