Un-Presidented: The Democrats Bizarre Scheme To Undo 2016 Election

Corruption, Feature Posts, Politics
People who read my articles and follow my commentary online, know I have a favorite quote: “There’s nothing new under the sun, except the history you don’t know.” It’s attributed to President Harry S. Truman and it’s almost always accurate. Almost. What the House Democratic Caucus is attempting to do to this sitting president is beyond bizarre, it’s quite literally unprecedented.  If Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff were an 80s band, they’d be called Parliamentary Maneuvers in the Dark (nod to all you OMD fans out there). While it’s true Article 1 authority on Impeachment is solely vested in the House of Representatives, nowhere does it say it’s solely invested in the Speaker, or any standing committee chair. The Founders were very deliberate that Impeachment be the last…
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Fact sheet on Kavanaugh Process

Legal, Politics
Kavanaugh has been recommended for confirmation by the Senate Judiciary Committee by an 11-10 vote. There was no rider to that motion and no amendments were included. The committee process is over. It will not be calling more witnesses or addressing the background report upon conclusion, specifically. Clarence Thomas received a 7-7 committee, by comparison, not receiving recommendation. He was confirmed 52-48 with 11 Democrats voting yes in the majority. The delay requested last Friday in order to open a 7th FBI background check into Kavanaugh was agreed to and structured by McConnell and the WH. It was understood and confirmed by Flake, Collins and Murkowski that they were NO votes without extension. Any attempts to thwart that extension would have effectively ended the confirmation process. The FBI was given…
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From Russia With Love

International, Media, News, Politics
If there’s an American left that’s not sick to death of hearing about Russia, chances are they work at CNN or NBC. Myself, I’m loathe to delve into the topic again at any level. After months of exhaustive research, endless testimony and multiple investigations, we have nothing to show any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. But it hasn’t all been a wasted effort. I did reacquaint myself with a little known, but clear case, of collusion between an American presidential candidate and the top levels of Russian government. The year was 1983. Democrats were eager to find a vulnerability with an emerging political icon in Ronald Reagan. Easier said than done. At this point in history, the Democrats were known to lean heavily on the sole remaining Kennedy…
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Grounded Ambition: How Jeff Sessions’ Dream Job Became A Nightmare

Corruption, Feature Posts, Legal, News, Politics
Jeff Sessions is a good man. He’s a capable lawyer, and his pedigree goes far deeper in respected conservative legal circles than most realize. None but the most partisan would argue otherwise. It’s not a stretch to opine that Sessions is currently holding his dream job as Attorney General; a cosmic and drastic career turn for a partisan US Senator a few decades removed from being refused a federal judgeship in an ugly confirmation battle. His political gamble to back Trump early in 2016 paid off with the ultimate prize, but the strings attached formed a web of tangled loyalties and chaos. Things Jeff Sessions never saw coming... It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Sessions the most misunderstood man in Washington. He’s reviled by the left for his hardline…
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The Politics Of Impeachment: Nixon’s Lost War Against Establishment Was Not In Vain

Feature Posts, Legal, News, Opinions, Politics
I've seen this movie before. As one who wasn't born in time to have witnessed the trials and tribulations of Nixon's presidency, I grew to consume the facts of the story voraciously later in life. There is no sufficient sole source account of Nixon's odyssey. You must commit yourself to a deep and comprehensive exploration of all available accounts and form a consensus from the collective works. If you undertake such an academic journey, you will see a pattern; a pattern of subversive and insidious attacks waged by the establishment on the presidency. I don't mean to imply merely attacks on the president, Nixon himself, but the entire executive branch. The war plan was executed with brilliant and reckless abandon, creating a pressured environment designed to force Nixon into falling…
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Beware the Rainbow Retailers and the Sunshine Salesmen

Feature Posts, News, Politics
Winning isn't easy. Nobody ever said it was. Those in our movement who had false hopes of a little downward relief from the Sisyphean task of winning, must now admit the struggle will continue. We shall earn our victories only through laborious struggles and the dispatching of sheer political will. It will take time, and significant political pressure. For Donald Trump, the application of pressure and time is not a foreign concept, but dealing with a recalcitrant and unyielding adversary like Congress is something new. After all, he can't simply walk away from the negotiating table, not without surrendering his entire agenda. Indeed, we are outnumbered and outflanked on all sides by an enemy who has had 30 years to fortify their defenses. Our march will not be unabated, our…
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Enough! Republicans Are Committing Assisted Political Suicide

Corruption, Feature Posts, Legal, Politics
Ever so subtly, the seeds of division are being sown within conservative circles. You, the Trump supporter, are the frog they are bringing to a boil. Sorry folks, this ain't a hot-tub. Who has their hands on the stove? Some readily known characters like Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Stephen Hayes and George Will; and some surprising new faces like Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter and Newt Gingrich. The latter group is the most indefensible and dangerous to the cause. More importantly, and more to the point, the 800 pound gorilla in the Oval Office was never really the Russian adventures into the election. Instead, it is the shadow of a diminutive Jeff Sessions that is actually the culprit of this dreaded and interminable pall. There can be no mistaking this as…
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Unhinged: Washington Post Plays Typhoid Mary for the CIA

Feature Posts, Media, News, Politics
I can almost hear the conversation after the last election in the Post's editorial boardroom: "If some bots in Macedonia can infiltrate the Internet with fake news and innuendo, just imagine what we can do!" Followed by someone remarking, "Bezos will love it." Sure enough, the Post has taken an almost hysterical and frenzied approach to spreading rumors and outright lies through "anonymous sources" and "people close to the current or prior administration." It's remarkable just how unremarkable the rest of the established media has found the Post's dreadful record of accuracy during this time period. It's propaganda now, plain and simple: A virulent strain of misinformation permeating every sector of a diseased and maligned Fourth Estate. We've been here before; deviantly manipulated by lying, cynical intelligence agencies directed to…
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Team Trump’s New Strategy: Vetting More, Betting Less

Feature Posts, Legal, News, Politics
Wick Media Series Part 1: Rod Rosenstein I've spent the past two weeks peeling back the layers of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein like an onion.  With every layer I peeled back, I found one deep state connection after another.  The network of government lawyers in DC is a dazzling matrix of dinner party pals, Ivy League marriages, and is probably the one place where bipartisanship flourishes; provided you subscribe to naked and uninhibited reciprocity.  It's here, like a yellowed and over-stuffed rolodex, where you will find the seedlings that sprouted the endlessly and awkwardly enduring government career of Rod J. Rosenstein. Rosenstein graduated in 1989 from Harvard Law with honors, where he had a spot on the coveted Harvard Law Review. He went to clerk for Judge Douglas Ginsberg,…
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“Half an inch of water and you think you’re gonna drown.” John Prine

Feature Posts, Legal, Media, News, Politics
Times like these, I hear the rusty old voice of that mailman turned songwriter, John Prine. Let's face it, those lyrics ring true these days. Who hasn't felt a little like they were drowning in this wave of fake news? Each day brings a slew of negative media against the president. Stories laden with unnamed sources of "past and current officials" speaking on condition of anonymity. Please. Enough. But they won't stop. It's all they have. Every twelve hours, a cavalcade of conjecture, a tsunami of innuendo and, well, sometimes even two scoops of ice cream ooze from our TVs like primordial slime. The ebbs and flows of insanity and hilarity play off each other like a tennis volley. There we sit, dull-eyed and nauseous, watching the fate of our…
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