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The Plot to Steal the 2020 Presidential Election

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

She Will Have Her Revenge

We’ve known all along the COVID19 #WuFlu pandemic was being used as a political tool to drive Donald Trump from office.  We knew the economic shutdown, most intense in so-called “Blue States,” was being used as a means to drive down his support among moderates.  From the beginning of the year, with the falsified, corrupt, wholly partisan impeachment debacle, 2020 and everything throughout the year would be leveraged to destroy the Trump administration and drive President Trump from office.  When the riots broke out over George Floyd, and they rapidly spread to other cities, it was obvious they were being fomented and driven by political operators intent upon seeing Trump overthrown at the polls in November. Only once Democrats saw their own polls sliding off a cliff after three months of quietly giving their tacit support to the rioters, did we finally see a sudden wave of Democrats “condemning the violence” but incredibly, blaming it on Donald Trump!  It’s as though they believe if they tell a lie long enough, they will have it believed. Too often, this tactic has worked on so-called “low information voters” who don’t pay attention to politics until within weeks of an election. Finally, a week ago, however, Hillary Clinton tipped the Democrats’ hand. Now we know how they intend to steal the election, and while we were right to guess that the mail-in ballots would play a part, I think most of us had no idea what form it would take. Now it’s clear: They’re saying we won’t know the outcome of the election on election night, because the Democrats won’t be done stealing it until some days, weeks, or months later.

Hillary tipped their hand, though she speaks in code to the media:

President Trump had known it all along. His complaint about the mail-in ballots had been that they would be overwhelmed by fraud. He’s right, and the Supreme Court’s role in unseating Trump will not go unnoticed on this site.  John Roberts, joining with the majority, to permit the mail-in fraud was the final nail in the Republicans’ coffin. The whole swamp is out to get him, in fact, but only the Democrats and a few hands-full of Pierre Delecto-types on the Republican side are willing to openly admit their hatred of Donald Trump. It isn’t anything that he’s done, so much, as what they fear he will do. They fear exposure, and they fear the prosecutions that will follow.  Trump the outsider has laid bare more swampy corruption than the most obtuse conspiracy theorist had dared dream.  There’s more yet to expose, from #Obamagate and the treason ongoing, to the thorough sell-out of American public officials to the Chinese Communist Party. There are ties to sexual abuse rings, and while that is the most salacious material in the offing, the most harmful to the broadest swath of America has been the betrayal of US security interests to the Chi-Comms.  There can be no doubt that life and death are at stake, because real treason has been committed against the US by elected officials, from lowly local officials all the way up the chain to former Presidents.

That’s quite an accusation, but all of the basic evidence is there, right before your eyes, if only you will see it.  Much of the worst treason has been uncovered already by various acts of declassification.  Page, Strozk, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Yates, Lynch, Biden, Obama and a laundry list of others constitutes a real cabal to commit offenses against the United States Constitution, acting in the capacity of enemies of the State.  There’s no shortage of supporting characters, in Congress, and also in the Judiciary. What do you suppose this extraordinary action by District Judge Sullivan and the rogue’s gallery of appellate level judges is all about in relation to the Flynn case?  This is all about delaying exposure until after the election, an election they are actively and passively conspiring to steal. After all, we’ve known for some time that Biden has retained the services of some 600 lawyers for the post-election ballot fight he’ll wage.

Rush Limbaugh pointed out on Tuesday that these fiends intend to keep Biden from conceding the election, because on election night, it will look like a Trump blow-out.  Instead, Biden’s team of lawyers will follow Hillary’s advice and he will not concede, and they will go to work counting fake ballots.

You might ask at this point why they would do such a thing.  You might wonder in perfect incredulity at the mere suggestion. What you don’t understand is that these demons know with a foreboding finality that their very lives are on the line.

Treason is a capital offense.  Even avoiding that charge, their ill-gotten fortunes built on careers of graft and corruption will be destroyed, seized, and remitted to the treasury.  Large-scale donors who have thrown in with this gang are also on the line. Do you have any doubt what names like Zuckerberg and Bezos have at stake?  GatesPichai? Bloomberg? Romney? Pelosi? Schiff? Barack Hussein Obama and his master, George Soros?

These people are desperate. It’s only a matter of time before some thug or gang of thugs working on their behalf makes an attack on the President directly. That may be their final option, if they find they’ve failed to steal the election. Whatever the outcome, they are going to find a way to power, or they’re going to die trying. You see, while people like Hillary want their measure of pure revenge, it’s also true that this is an act of legal self-defense.  These people, many of them, are going to jail when all is said and done, should Trump be re-elected.  They will lose everything, perhaps even their lives, should all plausible charges be pursued, and this is a scandal much broader than two-bit, run-of-the-mill, billion-dollar DC establishment corruption. There is high treason here, and there are crimes against children to be pursued, and there are billions of donated dollars from the good-natured, charitable Americans who contributed to all sorts of causes because they thought they could help people afflicted with diseases, pestilence, earthquakes, floods, and all the other things Americans send their cash to help with around the globe. The betrayals are many. The various conspiracies are innumerable.

Donald Trump may win in a landslide on election day if we all get out there and do our civic duty, dragging as many friends and relatives to the polls with us as we can. Don’t be surprised if they try to pull some sort of terroristic operation on or near election day, as a way to deter us from the polls. They may even try to attack the electrical grid, or networks, or whatever else they think they can do to foul and confound the vote.  These people aren’t just angry control-freaks seeking to run your lives: They’re monsters, and they intend to get away with crimes they’ve long ago committed. At this point, they’re well beyond “in for a penny, in for a pound” thinking. The worst of their deeds are already done or in progress. They can scarcely lengthen or worsen the penalties they might face should Trump be re-elected. There’s basically nothing they will not permit themselves to do. Extortion of federal judges? Check! Extortion even of Supreme Court justice(s)? Check! Media collaborators? Check! On the hook with all the worst global vermin? Check! Treason against the Union? You betcha! These people have far more to lose by a Trump re-election than anything additional that may be heaped upon them in their attempt to prevent it. This is for all the marbles, ladies and gentlemen. All of them.

#BLM, #Antifa, and the Occupiers are all the same people. They’re the funded, paid, foot-soldiers and mercenaries of this plot. They’ve infiltrated everything, from the public schools and universities to the local government and the media. They’re in the bureaucracy and outside of it, waiting for their turns to create mayhem on command.

On election day, and in the sixty-two days from now until then, we must do all we can to defeat them. We have no choice. If Trump goes down, so does our republic, and with it, any future of which you might have dreamed for you and your children, and all the generations beyond. The choice is finally with you: Supine and helpless, or activist and ferocious, like a momma bear defending her cubs?  No, I’ve not forgotten. Neither should you. Fight, damn it, Americans, FIGHT!

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#ObamaGate: We Need the Whole Truth

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Sleight of Hand

On Sunday, an opinion editorial appeared in the Boston Herald that began to address the truth. Unfortunately, like most things in media, the tendency is either to conceal the whole truth, or to understate the matter. This was true of the Herald op-ed because on the one hand, it offered us a bogey-man, a true dirt-bag, evil-doer of the most despicable sort in the person of US Representative Adam Schiff(D-CA.)  The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was served-up on a silver platter. The Herald op-ed explained all the well-known dirt on Schiff, but the true travesty of the Herald piece is what it scandalously does not disclose: Schiff was a bit player in this scheme. They’re offering you Schiff so that you’ll be satisfied with his nearly bald scalp, and in the process, forget all about the other seditious, treasonous actors in this saga.  They hope you’ll forget about the Republicans who were complicit in this plot, and most of all, they don’t explain the motive for the whole thing. No, ladies and gentlemen, we can’t let them slide through with this nonsense.  It’s time for the whole plot to become known.  It’s far worse than the admonition of Schiff pretends, and the scandal reaches far into the upper echelons of both parties. The corruption is unforgivable. So is the treason. It’s time to open our eyes to the full depth and breadth of this treachery.  It’s more than Adam Schiff.  It’s more than even a corrupt and disgraceful Democrat Party.  It’s time we begin to unmask all of them, top to bottom, Democrat and Republican.

Every word the Herald Op-Ed says about Adam Schiff is true.  In fact, one could argue that but for the necessity of brevity, they might have gone into greater detail as to the nature of the sedition of this reprehensible dirt-bag.  One of the ways the Herald falls short is in pretending that Schiff largely acted alone, or at least in failing to mention that there had been far more at stake in this whole treasonous escapade than the Herald was willing to identify.  Adam Schiff is a bit player, a man with neither the skill nor the intelligence to cook-up a plot of the sort we have witnessed. He’s a slimy wretch, naturally, but Schiff has bosses, and those bosses coordinated his activities, along with those of the equally detestable Jerry Nadler(D-NY) and Maxine Waters(D-CA,) among a host of other Democrat house members.  These people painted Donald Trump as a traitor, despite that their own acts in so doing were all aimed at overthrowing a duly elected President of the United States by disguising the plot as an impeachment of a treasonous man.  The conspirators in this plot were many, and it included some Republicans.  Do you want to guess what the real “insurance policy” had been?

In early 2017, just as then Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes(R-CA) had begun his investigation into what he saw as significant irregularities, he found himself under the cloud of a contrived House Ethics Investigation.  Speaker Ryan set Nunes down as Chairman, putting Trey Gowdy(R?-SC) into the spot. The hearings didn’t accomplish much, because in the end, no subpoenas were issued.  This is why Nunes was taken down as Chairman.  This is why Gowdy was inserted as Chairman. Nunes would have loudly and publicly pushed for subpoenas, (and in fact, he still did, but removed from the Chairmanship, he couldn’t get the requisite press to lean on Speaker Ryan.)  You want to know who the insurance policy was in 2017?  The Democrats had several, and most of them were secreted within the Republican Party leadership. This is why the Herald happily offers-up Adam Schiff, but fails to mention the conduct of Paul Ryan(R?-WI.) Listen to Trey Gowdy back-pedal on his previous position during an interview on Tucker Carlson’s show last week:

Ooops. Gowdy suddenly got visibly nervous and seemed shaken by Carlson’s questions. “Insurance policy” We’ve been wondering what that was. What if that was not a “what” but a “who.” Don’t kid yourself. There are any number of Republicans who continue to work against President Trump.  Consider that McConnell has appointed famous Trump-hater Marco Rubio to head the Intelligence Committee.

As pod-caster and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino has so often repeated, there are a number of Republicans in Washington DC who aren’t really Republicans, but there are NO Democrats in Washington DC who aren’t really Democrats.  It’s part of the scam.  It’s part of how, even when we’ve had Republican majorities in either or both Houses of Congress, or even Republicans in the White House, over the last forty years, they’ve gotten precious little accomplished, but managed to sell-out to the Democrats at every opportunity.  There are many more, and a large number of them “unexpectedly retired” from Congress in 2018, clearing the way for the Democrat majority that would impeach Donald Trump. Some of them are now even entertaining a return, since they think the coast is clear. After all, betraying Republican voters just once clearly isn’t enough. Watch closely for Republicans who abandoned ship in 2018 to attempt a return in 2020 or 2022.

The Herald piece also doesn’t broach the subject of senior-ranking Democrats who were involved in this coup attempt. For instance, it was Hillary Clinton who retained the services of Fusion GPS to go out and get dirt, even if wholly invented, on the then GOP presumptive nominee.  At the time, strictly speaking, Clinton was not in government, although many of her staffers and hangers-on still littered the halls of the State Department, the Justice Department, and every other department of the federal government, including even the National Institute of Health, and many others.  The Herald neglects this fact, leaving us to think solely about Adam Schiff.

In the same way, the presumptive 2020 Democrat nominee is likewise omitted. Joe Biden is deeply enmeshed in the who scandal, particularly the larger scandal about which the media, including the Herald, refuse to touch, even tangentially. The thing they must hide from you, and indeed from the whole world, is that Barack Hussein Obama, then president of the United States, was engaged in using the foreign policy, particularly the foreign aid funds, as a sort of personal piggy-bank and graft machine.  This is why the whole Schiff-Russia-Collusion narrative was invented. This is what they’re hiding from the American people to this very day, and the failure to report this, even at this late date, is why when papers like the Herald regale you with the tales of despicable behavior by the lowly Adam Schiff, you should recall that he’s a small matter in the larger scheme. He’s a tool.  Barack Obama was the mechanic, and with him, Hillary and their pack of detestable, seditious traitors.  They had turned the whole of the US foreign policy into a money-laundering operation, the pinnacle of which had been the “Iran Deal,” or “JCPOA,” as it is more formally known.  Tens of billions of dollars went missing.  Marie Yovanovitch has been revealed as one of the on-scene go-betweens in Ukraine. This scandal is about something larger than pure party politics.  High-ranking people risked sedition and treason to cover it up.

Ladies and gentlemen, you might take some solace in the outing of Adam Schiff, but the truth is that you’ve known for a long while that he was a ruthless dirt-bag. His scalp should not assuage your rage at what has been done (and what they’re still trying to do,) to your constitutional republic.  Do you really think the continued, extend blue-state shutdowns are really about a virus?  Do you believe even the handful of red-state governors who are still slow-walking the opening aren’t part of this?

(See the sidebar below.)

Last Friday, Dan Bongino had one of his best podcasts in the history of his show. What he did was to point out something critical, that people like this op-ed in the Herald and others in publications like the Washington Post, while finally rightly critical of Schiff, have failed almost predictably to point out. General Mike Flynn’s call with Russian Ambassador Kislyak wasn’t unmasked. It was never masked to begin with.  Barack Obama, exercising a little-known option of the FISA law, simply directed Attorney General Loretta Lynch to certify the necessity of monitoring the call.  It was transcribed directly, and not masked, as had been the assumption.

Listen to Dan’s excellent show of last Friday here:

His follow-up show from Monday can be found here.

The point of all of this is that Barack Obama is at the heart of this issue, and he not only knew, but he led the effort, and he directed it, and he’s been involved in continuing to direct it since he’s left the presidency. Now is not the time for half-measures or half-truths. We need full justice. We won’t get to anything like full justice until we recognize that this is not simply a story about some corrupt high-ranking government department heads. This is the story about a completely corrupt President and then former President working to overthrow his successor in order to preserve his freedom and his ill-gotten wealth. Barack Obama is guilty, and we have now a growing body of evidence that proves it.

What makes all of this more despicable is the degree to which some Republicans in Washington DC are participating in the cover-up. We’re in a war for our constitutional republic, but while no shots are being fired, we must be ever-mindful of the fact that they’re not playing around. These people are desperate to conceal their global money-laundering scam.

Sidebar:

Think again. You see, I posted a response on Disqus essentially laying out the above, though in abbreviated form. There are much more harshly-worded response regarding Adam Schiff’s behavior alongside the op-ed, but there’s more to this. For some reason, my response remains in pending, without explanation. Would you like me to explain it? Did any of the other posts mention the Republican role in this treason? Here’s my response. Judge for yourself:

A Comment Too Hot to Handle…

Other comments discussing all parts of Obama’s involvement and the involvement of other Democrat players are discussed as some length comments. How is it possible that when somebody attempts to point out the Republican involvement in this scandal, the response is left in “pending” indefinitely? How is it that a remark that goes to the motive behind Schiff’s scam is censored?  Think carefully. As of the date of this article’s publication, the comment above has now been pending for more than two days as hundreds of other comments have been approved. You be the judge.

The Enemy: We the People

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

The New Enemy: We the People

I’ve been rattling around this old world for more than one-half century. I’ve seen a lot of despicable things, and I’ve seen the media make them more despicable by their dishonest coverage. I’ve seen cabals and plots and a number of conspiracies, but I’ve never seen anything even approaching the diabolical nature of this coup d’etat against Donald Trump, the Constitution of the United States, and We, the People who had formed it.  This is one for the record-books, and it very well may succeed, because the conspirators have succeeded in doing something I knew was theoretically possible, but never expected anybody to actually undertake.  The conspirators in this plot are not only real, and not merely diabolical, but they are also smart and ruthless.  They are setting-up the most dangerous sort of trap you could imagine, and they’re going to use our constitution to achieve it.  Ladies and gentlemen, it is much worse than they’re letting on.  It’s much bigger than they’re portraying.  Both side are down-playing it as they race to that moment in which they will strike, and to whomever goes the initiative, so too will the victory belong.  The left has finally engineered their dream scenario, in which they will claim to be the patriots and the defenders of the Republic, while we, the people, are denounced and ultimately vanquished as the enemy of the United States of America.

My long-time readers will know that I’m serious, and that I’m about to make a point to which attention must be paid, but new readers may be recoiling from my thesis because it seems so…”extreme.” The climax of any scenario may seem to be extreme, particularly for those who hadn’t expected it. The finality of death may seem extreme to those who had never contemplated it.  The truth is that we now live in a time of extremes, and the question that may well confront us is whether we have the courage to face them, and in proximity to them, rise to match them.

Here’s the basic plot: Democrats and their media shield are now proceeding with their plot to overthrow the United States government in the person of Donald J. Trump. He is the duly elected president of the United States, and since his election, they have been trying to undermine and overthrow him.  The reasons are many and varied, because for the rank-and-file opponents, it is the fact of his continuance in that office against which they rebel, exerting his policy preferences on the nation, to the chagrin and disgruntlement of the leftist hordes.  For mid-level leftists, in the political establishment and the press, it is the fact that he makes bare the edifice of lies about the necessity of the whole political machinery.  He won with a fraction of the expenditures and only a tiny fraction of the number of apparatchiks customary to a modern presidential campaign.  In truth, he represents a revolution against them. For the upper-crust leftists, Trump represents another type of existential threat, made of their criminal liabilities.  This upper-crust has had its crimes white-washed, concealed, or pardoned in one fashion or another.  They’ve had their prosecutions declined, and they’ve had all their legal sins washed away, or would have, if only he hadn’t been elected.  Now, their crimes for greed and their crimes for family are too close to exposure, and worst of all, their crimes against humanity and their treason, little and large, are far too close to discovery.  For some of them, discovery would mean the effective loss of their entire lives’ toil in acquisition of ill-gotten wealth. For others, it might mean an actual loss of life, as some might even face the gallows for their crimes.

If any larger portion of this be true, then it is all the motive any collection of philosophical fellow-travelers and partners-in-crime would ever need to carry out such a plot. You can pretend to yourself that this is all too big, or that it couldn’t possibly be, but ask yourself this: If you and your spouse are now worth one-hundred-million dollars so long as the totality of your corruption can be kept secret, and your treason can be buried sufficiently, what wouldn’t you do? To what lengths wouldn’t you go? To what depths of depravity wouldn’t you descend? Which arms wouldn’t you twist?  Which debts wouldn’t you call? Very quickly, one realizes that an environment comprised of such people would shortly resemble an ecology of gangsters, every bit as lethal as any mafia the world has known.

Now you understand the motives, but now we must understand the methodology. The methodology of the left has ever been to accuse others of what it is they’ve done, or are doing. It’s a methodology that serves them well because they are in collusion with the media and the so-called “Deep-State.” In fact, it’s fair to consider them together as one contiguous, unified organism. They coordinate across levels, within levels, and across national or organizational boundaries.  They’re in everything, everywhere.  As we’ve seen, they’re in Congress, but they’re in the White House. They’re in the FBI, but they’re in NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations.) They’re in the media, and they’re in the private sector. What binds them all together? Can you guess? Yes, it’s guilt. People like Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trade on that guilt. Strange, isn’t it? Epstein died, and almost all coverage of him has disappeared, and with it, all coverage of the guilty elites over whom he held sway, and their wrong-doings, by which he held such power.

Do you think Epstein was the only one of his kind? How many of you have even heard of the NXIVM sex-slavery cult? It was used at least in part by extortionists as a manner of extracting control, money and power over the people over which it held influence. How can it be that a thing like this exists and was prosecuted, but the bulk of Americans have never heard of it?  Don’t “google” it though. Try duckduckgo.com instead.

How can one get rid of a President like Donald J. Trump? One would have to find him guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” In the seemingly unlikely event that one can’t find any legitimate grounds for impeachment and removal, one must fabricate some. This was the basis for the whole “Russia” hoax, and it has been behind every attempt to unseat him.  In the case of this latest “Ukraine” scandal, the best primer on it may come from the unlikely source, Glenn Beck. It’s not that Beck hasn’t uncovered some interesting stories over the years, but to say that most people don’t consider him hard news so much as infotainment. Fair or not, that’s how most view him, but his coverage on the Ukraine story is exhaustive and quite detailed.

Below is a short version, but on his program on BlazeTV, you can view the full version of his explanation of the Ukraine scandal. Here, in a detailed explanation of the facts, Beck lays out a fuller picture of the scandal about which you’ve only heard but a little:

I want you to notice that this was published by Beck on the 3rd of October. I am willing to bet that almost none of you had heard of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch prior to the last couple of days, but she is a key figure in Beck’s presentation of more than a week ago.  On Friday the 11th, she was testifying before Adam Schiff’s rogue committee.  Watch Beck’s presentation, and then do the math. Beck doesn’t here guess with any specificity what might have happened to the seven billion missing dollars, but that doesn’t stop us from guessing, does it?  Clinton Foundation?  Clinton Global Initiative?  Some portion absorbed by oligarchs in payment for the money-laundering? There’s no way to say with any certainty, at this moment, but it’s certainly worth all the trouble of ditching Donald Trump.

Now Congress is carrying out a coup d’etat disguised as an impeachment.  They’re going to get rid of Trump, and you’re going to witness histrionics in the United States Senate by Republicans. They’re going to deliver the coup de grâce to Donald J. Trump. They’re going to betray the constitution of the United States, and at present, their leader is none other than Trump nemesis Willard “Mitt” Romney. He and two dozen other compromised Republican senators are going to strike the fatal blow to the Trump presidency.  At that point, you will have a choice, and that choice will come down to this:

You will either except this false procedure, and watch as the American Republic is killed in fact while a sad charade goes on ever after, or you will take up arms to stop it.

That’s your choice. The left has placed you in the position that to support the truth, and to support what is right, you will have to voluntarily choose to fulfill the role of the revolutionary.  They will portray you as the instigators of the coup d’etat.  Once they arrive at this point, their overthrow will have succeeded. Checkmate.

I’m not certain anybody on the side of the genuine patriots understand this yet.  I’m not certain everybody in Trump-land quite perceives this.  I believe what we are about to witness is either a rebirth of the genuine republic, or its final overthrow. Should you dare to rise against it, you will be portrayed as the traitors. You will face the gallows. Do you now see?  Never in American history will there have been a greater divergence of the “spirit of the law” from the letter of the law.

We are now in a race, and indeed, we have been all this time since Trump’s election. I don’t know how many of the parties involved knew they were in a race. I don’t know if it matters whether they knew. If Nancy Pelosi succeeds in carrying out her impeachment before the forces seeking actual justice can succeed in so doing, this will be the end of the United States.  I don’t know if Q is/was real or not, but I can tell you that whomever is Qanon, they knew this is a race.  Whether intended to stall, or to cover, I cannot possibly know, and only time will tell, but here’s where we stand: Trump’s forces are in a deadly race with the Deep State.  Time is short now, and I think we will be lucky to go into the new year as we entered the current one. Perhaps fittingly, the year 2020 will provide clarity.  Unfortunately, the picture we will see may be a terrible vision and a future in which justice has been thwarted.  You know what may be coming, my long-time readers, because you’re studious and because you know history. It’s up to you to prepare the rest of our population who may have no clue.  To defend the Republic, and to protect its legitimacy, oddly, patriots may need to risk being labeled rebels – to be called “enemies of the state” by the very traitors who now plot against our President, our republic, and indeed, the whole body of our people.  The framers of our constitution, and the founders of our nation knew this danger all too well, but their singularly most important historical virtue may be that they risked all for love of country. All I can say is that if President Trump calls for aid, patriots must be prepared to move.

Do as you will, but for my part, I will answer the call.

FISA Corruption Bombshell: The Most Important 10 Minutes of Video this Week

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

It’s about to get real…

I’m not going to spend too much time prefacing this video.  On Wednesday, substituting for Laura Ingraham on her 10pm Eastern “Ingraham Angle” show, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke with guests Rudy Guliani, Joe diGenova, and Robert Ray.  The most important part of this video is everything Joe DiGenova had to say, and you should pay particular attention to what he says near the end about Admiral Mike Rogers. This is stunning, and what it suggests is that there is big trouble for several Obama Administration officials. Watch this video:

If what Joe diGenova asserts here holds up, and he’s got a great record for accuracy on these things, then it’s about to “get real” for some of Obama’s flunkies.  So much for Obama’s phony claims of having an administration untarnished by scandals. (Assuming you forget the laundry list of them, from Fast and Furious to the IRS/TEA Party scandal, to Benghazi, to etc…) The simple fact here is that the spying was probably used against Romney in 2012 too, making the recent behavior of that freshman senator all the more peculiar.  Does he know he was being screwed?  Did they blackmail him?  It’s hard to know, but diGenova clearly describes this scandal as stretching back more than four years before the 2016 election.  That means at least going back through the 2012 election, perhaps all the way to the Benghazi attack time-frame of 11 September 2012.

The more we learn, the more we come to find that the Obama administration is full of corruption, and if what diGenova claims here holds up, then the next two months are going to bring into the light all sorts of infamy.  It’s about time.

Congratulations to Donald Trump!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

trump_wins_ftAnalysts will study this election for years to come.  Donald Trump overcame a media and political establishment that had dismissed him from the outset of his campaign.  There’s no doubt that they believed Trump would become a footnote in political history books, and that much like they were able to politically defame and largely demolish the Tea Party, they expected to put his supporters out of their minds and simply dismiss them in the same way.  IF you remember back in 2009, and 2010, Barack Obama was dismissive of the Tea Party movement that was just erupting, and he wouldn’t even acknowledge them, instead leaving DC when they arranged for their huge march.  The left thought they would apply the same tactics to Donald Trump and his supporters, and that would do the trick for them again. Marginalized, defamed, and categorized as “racist, sexist nut-jobs,” they expected to run right over the army of Trump supporters with equal indifference.  Donald Trump was of another mind, and that certainly played a remarkable role, but having examined the election returns, I’m prepared to say what I think made the difference.  Analysts will study and fret, trying to discover some secret key to what made them lose, or miss the analysis, but they’re all missing the point.  It’s really much simpler than all of the nuance and rationalization that’s been going on in the last twelve hours.  It really isn’t rocket science, and a cursory examination of the results will bear this out: Donald Trump won the election in 2016 because too many Americans have been desperate for change for much too long, and because the current president and his administration(but also much of the Congress) have been entirely indifferent to the suffering they’ve inflicted.

Leftists never consider the impact of their policies on individuals.  Their rationalizations are always constructed under the skewed microscope of the collectivized “good” as they conceive it.  If imposing a healthcare program on the entirety of the nation results in a driving-up of costs for average Americans, while only covering a small number of additional Americans, they don’t care.  If they evaluate their program at all, their conclusion will inevitably be that they must tax more and impose larger penalties for those who refuse to participate.  Never do they hesitate to consider that for most Americans, even those not formally a part of the Obama-care program, the net effect for most Americans of the mere existence of this law has been to drive up out-of-pocket costs for every person who is a net payer, and by some dramatic proportions in many instances.  The statists simply do not care about these impacts, and won’t even consider them in their political calculus.  It is this baked-in tone-deafness of the left that makes for the sort of shock they experienced in the wee hours of this morning when they realized Donald Trump would become president.

Leftists only talk to one another.  The entire media establishment is so thoroughly rife with leftists that they cannot see any point of view but their own.  Disagreement is not tolerated, and other points of view are summarily dismissed, mocked, and otherwise defamed.  Worst of all, perhaps, they seem to exist within a sort of echo-chamber that leads them to believe things that simply aren’t so, and this blinds them to reality, again, setting them up for the sort of massive failure they experienced on Election Day 2016.

In this election, what they failed to perceive is something rather simple, and it’s been right there before them since 2009, but they’ve stubbornly ignored it, as if by ignoring it, it would simply not exist.  This ostrich-like behavior meant they would not hear the desperation in the voices of average Americans, with whom they have very little contact, and who are, in their view, simply the insignificant people of “flyover country.”

This is where Donald Trump won, but let’s be more explicit about who it was that dragged him across the finish line to victory:  In the last week of the campaign, in horror over the looming possibility of a Clinton presidency, Republicans began to “come home” as Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence had implored, but with them, a broad range of people who are largely middle, middle-class, white, and of lower educational credentials.  Contrary to the beliefs of the fools in Washington DC, and in the media generally, credentials do not alone describe one’s intelligence or lack thereof.  Credentials make no difference whatsoever to people who are starving in sight of a bounty, denied access to it only by the aggression of government.

The knot-heads in colleges and universities who believe their credentials give them some special insight, and are of the sort who have attached too much importance to their own stations in life, and too little of the situations of their fellow Americans.  This is magnified by those in the media, and those in Washington DC, all of whom have seemed to believe they are the smartest people in any room, perpetually.  Donald Trump is to be credited for recognizing it.  The challenge for Donald Trump is to avoid “blowing it” by forgetting this lesson.  The people who elected Donald Trump are largely those who have been demolished by the giant regulatory and welfare state.  They’ve lost homes and businesses, or simply now work a ridiculous number of hours simply to keep the lights on, and they’ve seen their personal aspirations and their hopes for their children squandered by government that does not care for the dreams of individual people.  This is the lesson the left would learn, if they were not so tone-deaf, and if they did not wear blinders in the presence of “inconvenient truths.”  It’s also the lesson Donald Trump must not forget, lest he squander the very awesome opportunity he’s been granted by the American people, albeit with some significant skepticism.

In simplest terms, what won this election for Donald Trump is the absolute desperation of the American people.  What put him over the top is simply a desperate appeal to the fates by those who realized, even entering the polling places, that Hillary Clinton’s America would offer them no hope, and no chance at recovery, and perhaps worst of all, no sympathy even from those who imposed this decline.  It was a last, plaintive act of self-defense for a people who have watched their lives diminished, their very liberties under constant threat of summary debasement, and their hopes for their children and grandchildren’s future foreclosed.  These are the people who have funded the welfare state, under the ever more punishing blows of government’s whips, while they’ve gone without meals and fell behind on bills and been unable to fund their kids’ education while they’ve paid for the educations of others. These are the folk who eat Macaroni and Cheese or Ramen noodles three or four times weekly, while in line at the grocery store, they stand in fuming and  smoldering, in ever more indignant anger behind the throngs of EBT card users who enjoy surf-and-turf  paid for by the folk eating bare subsistence rations. These are the people who struggle to make mortgage payments, only to find the value of their homes in steep decline as the statists in Washington DC use public housing benefits to place entitled peoples into their formerly nice neighborhoods, new but unappreciative residents who frequently make a wreckage of the nice dwellings they’ve been provided.

Imagine the veteran, who has done his duty and wishes merely to make a living and enjoy his life, but finds his rights are under constant assault by the statists.  He might have a gun or two, and he might like to hunt, or simply shoot at paper targets, only to find that he’s been lumped-together with terrorists by the likes of Hillary Clinton, who live under a shield of heavily-armed security forces, but who do not trust law-abiding citizens who arm themselves for sport, for hunting, and for self-defense.  To know that at any moment, under the auspices of some arbitrary law, one may find his guns outlawed, and his rights turned into the claim of a criminal is to know the terror of too many Americans who have become too accustomed to being ruled by a President who boast of having “a pen and a phone.”

For too long, too many Americans have watched their standard of living in sharp decline, while working harder, and taking on more difficult but also more poorly-compensated jobs, knowing that the society around them is filled with people who don’t work at all, ever, but who also manage to live at least as well as the poor slobs who work sixty, seventy, and eighty hours per week.  These are people interested in justice, who want to see hard work rewarded, and slothfulness and incompetence punished, as nature would dictate.  These are people who follow the law, no matter how much it may be to their detriment, never willing to give an excuse to those who govern them to further deprive them of liberty.  They look around and see that the system of law and justice serves only the corrupt and the criminal, while they must live in perpetual fear of the next new law in violation of which they might act, in simple ignorance. It has been long-declared and well-established that “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” except that there are now so many laws that none can possibly know all that apply to their lives and endeavors.  Government bureaucrats have no sympathy for that reality, and the statists care not for the plights of individual men and women.

It is the mother who works many hours, who may or may not have a husband to help pull that wagon, and who have finally discovered that their lives and labors and their love of their children is under unflagging attack.  They live in terror of the next electric bill, an inflated grocery bill, and they don’t understand why they must pay not only for themselves and their families but the families of others whose exertions are minimal.

It is a family who sees their values and moral standards under continuous attack.  They find that they must de-propagandize their children daily upon their arrival from the public schools, that teach no values except as collectivized notions, and who most often stand at odds with the interests of the family, its children, and its parents.

All of these people and many more like them are the reasons Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016.  They were desperate.  They need relief.  They need a respite from the never-ending assaults on their lives, liberties, and wallets.  They need somebody, somewhere, to finally understand that the grand ideas conceived in Washington DC most often result in disasters for the people who live in “flyover country.”  In a final desperate act of self-defense, they decided to take a chance on Donald Trump, knowing that Hillary Clinton offered only more of the same, and perhaps represented the final nail in their individual coffins.

Donald Trump has a fantastic opportunity, and I for one wish him well, and I sincerely hope he will not squander it.  Too many politicians make a mockery of the people who’ve elected them, forgetting their promises, or remembering them while conveniently finding ways to avoid carrying them out.  Donald Trump can win re-election easily in four years if he will only do the following:

  • Secure the nation, build the wall and enforce the nation’s existing immigration law. Mexico needn’t pay for it, but it must be built
  • Re-institute justice for all, including particularly the rich and powerful
  • Cut taxes on those who work for a living – and if he really wants the favor of the working stiff, make only the first forty hours of labor taxable
  • Repeal Obamacare (but don’t replace it with some other mandatory, equally tyrannical program)
  • Get control of the exploding welfare state, from the cost side, but also from the point of view of sheer extravagance and enticement to dependency
  • Make America a place great for business again, so that people can work and prosper by their own efforts
  • Rescind Obama’s lengthy list of Executive Orders
  • Take care of our veterans and make sparing use of a rebuilt and revitalized military relieve of silly but dangerous social engineering
  • Appoint judges who will follow the explicit mandates of the US Constitution
  • Never forget the individual aspirations and dreams of individual Americans in signing(or vetoing) laws and issuing executive orders

If Donald Trump will merely do these things, I suspect he will get a forty-state(or better) win for re-election in four years, if he wants it.  This is the truth of how Donald Trump won.  He won because for too many Americans, the situation has become far too dire.  I expect that he will have a short honeymoon period with the vast bulk of the American people.  If he can make strides to substantially carry out the important parts of the agenda he’s outlined, and can merely make a credible stab at fulfilling the short but difficult list above, he will succeed like no President since at least Ronald Reagan.  He has that chance.  He has every reason to do it.  The question now remains: Will he?

Like a large number of Americans who closed the gap and pushed him over the top, I have nothing but well-wishes and the best hopes for Donald Trump’s presidency. It was a last, desperate act of self-defense for so many Americans who determined that he was an imperfect vessel, but at least there’s a chance he won’t be nearly so foul and depraved as Hillary Clinton, whatever he may have done in the past.  We voted for Donald Trump because we knew Hillary would only worsen things, and at least with Donald Trump, there’s some inkling that he might drag the country in the correct direction for a change.  It’s become as desperate as that for too many Americans.  I hope he will recognize this, if he hasn’t already, and act accordingly to secure their continuing support. He has referred to them as the “forgotten Americans.”  In his remarks after Hillary Clinton’s concession phone call, he offered a glimmer that their  hope is justified.

Congratulations and good luck to Donald Trump and Mike Pence, along with all those who supported him from the beginning.  May their fortunes rise and fall in accordance with their fidelity to the people and to the Constitution of the United States.  Therein lies the cause of Hillary’s defeat and the repudiation of Obama’s legacy.

 

 

 

 

 

The Worst Election Ever

Monday, November 7th, 2016

crooked_hillary_ftI’ve been observing and participating in our nation’s electoral process for more than three decades. I’ve seen some awful candidates and despicable campaigns, but I can’t remember a single presidential election cycle in which I was so thoroughly disgusted with my choices(or lack thereof.)  I’ve remained quiet since the primary season because I see no point.  I had nothing to add, and nothing useful to say about the state of the primary, and given the two major parties’ nominees, nothing good to say about any of it.  The Republican nominating process was a disgusting, miserable mess.  It was dominated by open-primary states, and the GOP’s nominee was chosen not by conservatives, or even Republicans more generally, but instead by the media and by line-crossing Democrats in open primary states.  As bad as that is, the Democrat primary was even more ridiculous.  Bernie Sanders never had a prayer, as the whole party apparatus of the DNC was aligned against him, and the conclusion was determined not by voters but instead by the broken, corrupt “super-delegate” weighting of the outcome.  Bernie’s supporters would be right to feel betrayed, because it was quite literally rigged against him.  What it all means and has meant to me is that I have been a man without a candidate.  Gary Johnson, while the sole vaguely-qualified third-party candidate, proved to be a kook, Jill Stein is insane from a policy-based point of view, and Evan McMullin is just a Kristol-Romney sock-puppet.  As you can see, things are pretty slim, and conservatives don’t have much to look forward to in this election.  The question therefore arises:  What’s a conservative to do? How can a conservative maintain his or her principles and still vote in this election?  The answers seem quite negative.  The conclusions one must reach simply aren’t satisfactory.  Still, as conservatives, we have a responsibility to make a judgment about all of this.  Ignoring or evading that responsibility is the deepest betrayal of our principles we could undertake.  Let us consider the ugliest election ever, and know what our actions or inactions will really mean.

Let us begin from the self-evident premise that voting for McMullin, Stein, Johnson, or “None of the Above” is nothing more or less than a protest vote.  There’s no escaping that conclusion, and pretending to ourselves that any of these candidates have even the remotest chance of victory is simply absurd self-delusion.  It’s time to embrace the horror:  With or without us, whether we abstain entirely, or vote for one of these three protest candidates, in just about a day’s time, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be our President-elect.  While horrifying, at least to a conservative, this is the fact from which there is no escape.

It is true to say that Donald Trump isn’t even approximately a conservative.  Worse, his lifetime of bad, boorish, and perhaps worse behavior means that it’s difficult to overlook what a complete buffoon this man has appeared to be over this campaign and election cycle, but also over the course of his life.  You can worry about a lot of things if Donald Trump wins, from his insane tariffs notions, to his likely retreat on illegal immigrants and amnesty.  He rightly says Obama-care must be repealed, but then goes on to describe replacing it with another government program. He seems to be acceptable on second amendment issues, but that’s assuming he’s gotten an education and has completely disavowed his previous stance on such things as the “assault weapons” ban. His foreign policy leaves much to be desired, and it seems at times that he doesn’t know all that much about the subject. On the other hand, he has expressed a generally pro-American view, as contrasted against the America-Last stance of the current administration.  He seems to exhibit some concern for veterans, although that’s been a somewhat more spotty record in the past.  His views on Supreme Court and other judicial appointments is less than comforting.  Most of all, he’s told a huge number of whoppers during this election cycle.

Then there is Hillary Clinton.  There is nothing whatever to recommend her.  She is wrong on virtually every issue where an actual conservative might be concerned, to the extent that she could and should be viewed with real enmity by anybody even approximately interested in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  In a word, Hillary Clinton’s policy preferences are un-American to the core.  She absolutely hates the country as founded, and like the current resident of the Oval Orifice, seeks to undo the United States as a nation governed by a free people.  She detests free speech, she would act to restrict further the free exercise of religion, imposing on private citizens those restrictions that apply legitimately only to government.  Hers is the ultimate cultural attack on what it is to be an American.  Her policy on immigration is an open border.  Her view on citizenship is expansive, inasmuch as she believes we ought to be overrun by foreigners of every conceivable description in order to solidify her party’s hold on government.

More than all of this, however, Hillary Clinton is an un-convicted criminal.  She is still under investigation by the FBI, particularly with respect to the Clinton Foundation, but more, her entire career in and around government has been littered with crooked dealings and corrupting applications of power and privilege.  She owes no allegiance to the American people, but is instead a sort of mob-boss, where she and her friends exercise control over the law itself.  There is no office beyond the reach of their corrupting influence, and as this campaign season has demonstrated, almost the whole of the news and entertainment media are in her corner at best, but at worse, in her pocket.

Don’t bother to tell me this and that about Donald Trump.  As far as I am aware, his actions, some of them detestable to me, have not resulted in the deaths of Americans, and have not included treason, effective espionage for enemies of the United States, and bizarre and wholly illegal instances of thorough corruption of government offices, in and out of office.  I know he’s likely to betray the people who would put him in office, as he already has on several issues, but what he is not is a person who hates America, or Americans, at least as far as I can determine.

As a conservative, I am forced to evaluate and pass judgment on such things as this presidential election, making my choices and taking responsibility for them, not evading them and hiding behind a veneer of claimed inviolate principles.  There is no moral superiority to be found in permitting Hillary Clinton to be elected President.  As a conservative, I believe in my right to life, and my right to defend it and all the facets of it.  What I notice is that if Hillary Clinton is permitted to become President, my rights, and indeed the rights of all Americans, to their lives, and their liberties, as well as the means to defend them shall be stripped from us.  In short, as a first principle, I believe in the right of self-defense, and I believe in the moral imperative of defending one’s rights along with one’s life.  Hillary Clinton will make it infinitely more difficult for Americans to defend themselves, and worse, she will increase the number of actual threats confronting us.

She will import millions of refugees from nations torn by war, and most of those refugees will not in any way add to our national growth or prosperity. In many cases, and in many ways, they will come here to sponge off of the rest of us.  They will come here to attack us.  There’s no good in this.  There’s no improvement in the American condition by virtue of these programs.  Hillary will extend taxation to an even greater degree.  This is an attack on property rights, including the property that is your labor.  She will doubtlessly tinker with Obamacare but rather than repeal it, she will seek to extend its oppressive, crushing burden on all those who most shoulder its burdens.

Therefore, tomorrow morning when I rise, I will go vote for Donald Trump.  I do not enjoy this prospect, but there is no rational alternative.  Hillary Clinton is such a thoroughly evil creature that I cannot countenance her ascension to the presidency without my opposition by the only method that now remains to me:  I must vote for the most viable opponent to her.  That means that the Kristol & Romney sock-puppet cannot have my vote.  It means that Gary Johnson cannot count on me.  There would be no scenario in which I could vote for the walking brain-death that is Jill Stein.  No, I cannot merely withhold my vote for the top slot on the ticket.  I must do that which is despicable to me: I must vote for Donald Trump and hope that we conservatives will have some means by which to restrain him, for with Hillary, there is none.  There is no manner by which to temper her attacks on America should she obtain that office.  I shudder to think of her Supreme Court nominees.  I gasp when I think at the extending reach of her corrupt, criminal enterprise.  I must vote for Donald Trump, not because I favor the man, or would have chosen him among my top ten to lead the country, but because he is the only candidate who can stop Hillary Clinton.  He’s the only one remaining to defeat her, and for the next four years, that will have to be good enough, bad as that may be.

We can talk about what conservatives must do in the future, should our nation survive long enough to make that question relevant, but the truth is that Hillary takes that possibility off the table.  If she’s permitted to consolidate the power Obama has already seized, and if she’s permitted to wreak further havoc on our nation’s economy and our national culture, there will be no recovery.  Not in my lifetime.  Not in my child’s lifetime.  It’s time to face the horror of tomorrow with a stiff upper lip.  I can vote for Mr. Trump, or I can accept the destruction of our nation under Hillary Clinton.  That’s not a choice, but instead a threat, and a threat that removes all other options.

As a matter of self-defense, one doesn’t seek the fight, but must be willing to fight when confronted with an existential threat. In terms of our national polity, our culture, and indeed, the whole body of law that defines our governance.  Hillary Clinton is a mortal threat to all of that. Most American would prefer to avoid fights.  None of rational intent relish the notion of defending one’s life and liberty, for all the ugliness that is inevitable in such a fight.  We conservatives would just as soon live and let live, in the main, and more often than not, we’d be happier if our fellows would simply abide by that golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  Sadly, ours is an era in which the resurgence of the aggressive state increasingly attacks us, acting as a surrogate for the whims and wishes of some of our fellow citizens who have captured, at least for a moment, the power of the state to act in their favor by aggressive means, particularly theft.  In this environment, there is no way for we conservatives to fend off our oppressors if the executive branch of our government is dominated by yet another villain, perhaps worse than the current occupant of that office.

Hillary Clinton’s potential election is a serious threat to all Americans, whether they have the wisdom to see it or not.  We conservatives did not choose this fight.  It’s been thrust upon us by the ceaseless aggressions of the statists who now hold the reins of power.  Hillary Clinton is merely their latest and perhaps most corrupt and criminal agent, and the America she intends to create is an abomination before Nature and Nature’s God.  We must defend ourselves from her maniacal intentions, and we must do so whether she wins or not.  Without doubt, it is true that the world would be slightly less disagreeable to our continuing liberties should she be defeated.  In the arsenal that is an election for the defense of a nation,  Donald Trump is the only bullet remaining in the magazine for our cultural and national self-defense, and tomorrow morning, as soon as the polls open, I will be pulling that trigger.  Just as I am certain Ted Cruz felt dismay and disappointment at having to make the same choice, he acted as a responsible adult must in defense of all he loves, and voted for Trump.

He certainly isn’t the best weapon we could have, and he’s not the means of defense I would choose, but he’s the only one we have remaining. I will vote Trump.

That doesn’t mean I like it.  In the context of self-defense, who ever likes it?

 

Four Years Later: Mitt Romney Still Despicable

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

mitt_mobile_ftIt was bad enough that this jerk managed to blow an election he should have won.  It was thoroughly embarrassing that he let Candy Crowley “punk” him in a nationally televised debate. All that should have been the end of Mitt Romney’s appearances in our national life, but I wonder if what Mitt Romney fears most about Donald Trump might be that Trump will actually fight, get down in the muddy ditch with Hillary, and knock the Hell out of her, politically speaking, of course.  Friday, he posted another anti-Trump screed on Facebook, and this time, he said that in Utah, he’s going to be voting for Ted Cruz.  He says he’s not voting for Cruz for any reason but to cause a contested convention, but how is anybody going to take this clown seriously?  If he were able to somehow rig the nomination of a candidate other than one of the two currently plausible nominees, I’m afraid many people would have radically strong reactions against the GOP.  For instance, some of us might be inclined to exercise what I’ve termed “Trump’s Nuclear Option.”  I know I would.

Nothing is more despicable than an establishment has-been leaping onto the stage as if he has some sort of credibility with the Republican rank-and-file voters. Here’s the statement this jackass made on Facebook on Friday:

This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz.

Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these.

The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention. At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible.

I like Governor John Kasich. I have campaigned with him. He has a solid record as governor. I would have voted for him in Ohio. But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail.

I will vote for Senator Cruz and I encourage others to do so as well, so that we can have an open convention and nominate a Republican.

How very nice of this jerk! Why didn’t he endorse Cruz?  Why did he have to say such a thing?  All this will do is to infuriate Republican voters, causing them to react in opposition to his foolish plotting.  It’s baffling that this man thinks he has even the slightest shred of credibility remaining with the Republican base.

My message in opposition to Mitt Romney’s stupid, detestable, despicable statement is here:

In the coming weeks, the GOP will continue the process of permitting the voters to express their preference as to who should be the party’s nominee for President.

Today, a past party nominee has decided to continue and further his attacks on the current putative “front-runner” for that nomination. I have compiled, therefore,  a list of questions for the 2012 Republican nominee:

Mr. President Private Citizen Romney, what makes you believe you have the moral authority to prescribe to any Republican the disposition of his or her vote?  You’ve shown no ability whatever to obtain an electoral majority in the United States.  On what basis do you now offer your advice to Republican voters, knowing you’ve been a colossal failure in your previous attempts to attain the highest office in the land?  When Candy Crowley basically let her refusal to support your assertion stand as an accusation of lying on your part, why did you not respond? (Hint: this is likely the same reason you lost to Barack Obama.)  Would you be willing to ride in a Vari-Kennel on the roof of my car? Do you think anybody actually cares if or how you answer any of the foregoing?

Mitt Romney, you are a worthless political has-been who retains no credibility among the broadest base of the Republican Party, the conservative movement, or almost anybody anywhere.  Go away now.  Shut up.  Yes, you have free speech, but what you must learn is that because you can do a thing doesn’t mean you should.

Four year later, Willard, you’ve learned nothing and you’re still despicable.

In 2012, much against my preferences, and my own political leanings, I went to the polls in November and supported Mitt Romney as the nominee of the Republican Party. I did so knowing that Mitt Romney was in no way representative of my conservative views.  I knew he had, while serving as governor of Massachusetts, implemented policies I found to be despicable in a free nation, particularly by a person elected as a Republican.  Still, I dutifully did as millions of other voters summoned the discipline to do despite many, many misgivings about Mitt. I went to the polling place and select Romney for President, and with millions of others, knew he would go down to miserable defeat.  He failed to make the arguments. He never really believed in conservatism, and still doesn’t. My last question for Mr. Romney is one I think every Republican who voted for him in 2012 despite a myriad of disagreements with his record and his campaign should have every right to ask, and have answered:

We supported a nominee in the general who we had not supported in the primary, a man who had not been our first, second, or even third choice. We supported the Party’s nominee.  Having done this on behalf of the party, and as I am again prepared to do in the election this November despite serious misgivings over all of the candidates now campaigning, I now ask you sir: Why will you not support the nominee of the Republican party despite your misgivings, just as I set aside my more sincere and severe misgivings with you in 2012? Is party loyalty only good for the base, but irrelevant for the elites?

Mr. Romney would doubtless excuse himself with some tortured, indignant statement about the various failings of Trump, but what he would not do is to answer the question.  He can’t, because he’s a despicable fraud, and it’s one of the key reasons so many of us had so many thorough doubts about him four years ago.  Go home Mitt. Go home and stay there.