Category Archives: President

Black Lives Lie Matters

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The deaths on live video of Philando  Castile and Alton Sterling created a shocking impression, to say the least. How do you draw a cartoon about a snuff film?

I held off because things don’t always turn out the way they seem. Learned that from the Michael Brown case in Ferguson. Brown was portrayed by the media as a “gentle giant”. Eric Holder’s Justice Department found him to be a thug who was shot and killed while attacking a police officer.

“Hands up don’t shoot” was a lie but Black Lives Matter ran with it anyway.

The irony is five Dallas police officers died while defending a Black Lives protest march.

” I may not agree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Not just words.

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Eugene Robinson explains here why “the racial divide, has its roots in lingering claims of white supremacy.”

John Gibbs explains here why Robinson is full of it. He blames Obama for wrongly “accusing the police and justice system at large of racism.”

And here’s an eight and a half minute YouTube by Paul Joseph Watson that tells the truth about Black Lives Matter.

 

Above the Law

above the lawAre some people above the law?

FBI Director Comey told Congress that Hillary was “extremely careless” and “negligent.” He said she lied about classified information on her private server (but not to the FBI). And he said her lawyers wiped emails from her server. Then he let her off the hook.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, uninfluenced by her surprise meeting with Bill Clinton, proclaimed the case closed.

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Paul Mirengoff at Powerline thinks Comey was protecting the will of the people. Democratic voters didn’t care about her emails when they nominated her for president.

But Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan says, “Americans’ trust in their government is at an all-time low.”

Considering police killings of Alton Sterling and  Philando Castile, followed by the murder of five police officers in Dallas, Congressman Jordan might have a point.

Clinton Lynch Grandchildren Caper

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The Clinton Lynch Grandchildren Caper has taken on a life of its own.

According to Observer.com AG Loretta Lynch was minding her own business on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Then Bill Clinton dropped in for a visit.

The FBI and secret service knew Clinton and Lynch would both be passing though. They hoped to get Clinton out before Lynch touched down in order to avoid a motorcade traffic jam. No such luck. Clinton’s Motorcade dawdled, then Bill then stepped out, strolled over to Lynch’s plane, and walked in.  No one threw him to the ground.

Grandchildren Conference

He spent about 30 minutes with Lynch talking “grandchildren.”

As Attorney General it’s up to Lynch to decide whether to prosecute Bill’s wife Hillary based on the FBI investigation of her private email server. Lynch admits her impromptu meeting with Bill was “bad optics.” She says she plans to accept whatever action the FBI and Justice Department recommends.

Now the ball’s in FBI Director Comey’s court. He won’t be talking “grandchildren.”

 

 

Sell Guns to ISIS

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Last week Senate Republicans voted to deny the executive branch the power to revoke second amendment rights without due process.  Leading Democrats accused Republicans of wanting to sell guns to ISIS.

Sell Guns to Mexican Drug Cartel

Early in the Obama administration ATF actually did sell weapons to members of the Mexican Drug cartel. The program was called Operation Fast and Furious. It was a scheme to track the movement of weapons to Mexican crime scenes. The Justice Department called it gun walking. But ATF lost track of where the guns walked.

Sheryl Atkinson covered the story extensively for CBS News. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans and  were murdered with weapons sold by the Fast and Furious Operation.

Words Matter

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For a guy who’s all about narratives President Obama doesn’t seem to think words matter anymore.

He still refuses to use the term “radical Islam“.  He says it wouldn’t make any difference. On Tuesday he angrily asked,  “What exactly would it accomplish? What exactly would it change?”

The WSJ editorial board thanked him for asking and answered his question:

If the U.S. is under attack, Americans deserve to hear their President say exactly who is attacking us and why. You cannot effectively wage war, much less gauge an enemy’s strengths, without a clear idea of who you are fighting.

Mr. Obama’s refusal to speak of “radical Islam” also betrays his failure to understand the sources of Islamic State’s legitimacy and thus its allure to young Muslim men. The threat is religious and ideological.

Islamic State sees itself as the vanguard of a religious movement rooted in a literalist interpretation of Islamic scriptures that it considers binding on all Muslims everywhere. A small but significant fraction of Muslims agree with that interpretation, which is why Western law enforcement agencies must pay more attention to what goes on inside mosques than in Christian Science reading rooms.

Words Matter

During the 2008 campaign Hillary Clinton dismissed Obama’s gift for gab as “just words.” Obama responded with this speech:

“Don’t tell me words don’t matter: ‘I have a dream,’ just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal,’ just words? ‘There is nothing to fear, except fear itself,’ just words?’”