Did Murdoch Cave To Obama?

It is unfortunate that the big “news” coming out of the first Republican “debate” was about conjured up and misleading accusations about Donald Trump, instead of what people tuned in to find out. Which was, who, and how, will one of these candidates reverse America’s decline?

In trying to excuse the ineptness of his policies, President Obama goes to the bogeyman, FOX News and talk radio. The latter of which means Rush Limbaugh. Blaming them for turning his successes into failures. In other words, they’re not buying his spin on how great things are. They’re more fact-based, and for the most part, the national voice that is (or was) fact-based when criticizing the president’s performance.

After last Thursday’s dump-on-Trump show, you have to wonder if Rupert Murdoch is feeling a little intimidated by The One? That would explain some of what we saw on the debate stage.

Megyn Kelly is a lawyer. She knows that asking a question with or without context will shape an image in one way or another. So when she recounts what Trump said about Rosie O’Donnell and attributing his comment to the phony ‘war on women,’ without noting that it was Rosie’s personal attack that Trump responded to, it casts a misogynistic pale over the candidate.

Piling on, Megyn Kelly adds to the Democrat ‘war on women’ meme with a comment about a woman “on her knees.” I doubt that there was anyone who took that question in any way other than a Bill Clinton meeting in the Oval Office. Except for two. Brande Roderick, who the comment was attributed to, and Donald Trump.

With that one, I have to wonder if the FOX producers didn’t get that “knees” quote from the slobs at Media Matters. They’re good at twisting up into down and right into left. Which was just the sort of distortion that Megyn’s question accomplished. Can you say Candy Crowley?

Instead of getting on the ‘Trump should apologize’ bandwagon, it is FOX News and Megyn Kelly who should apologize. And not to Trump, he’s a big boy and can take it. But to the American people who watched that debate with the expectation of finding out how the candidates would govern differently than what we’ve seen these last six years. They were not tough questions. They were misleading questions that made the debate more of a reality TV show, instead of an investigation of what the candidates have to offer.

Sanders Event Shut Down By Black Lives Matter Protesters

How’s this post-racial America working out for you? The seeds of racial divide that President Obama planted are bearing fruit. Or rather, weeds.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was given something in Seattle that he did not expect. Disrespect, from a rowdy ‘Black Lives Matter’ crowd that would not let him speak.

Watch as this screaming bitch gets in his face at the podium.

Some people just don’t know their place. You to decide if it is Bernie Sanders, or the protesters.

This would be another teachable moment for President Obama to step up and call for civility. He hasn’t taken advantage of all his other opportunities. If he wants this chaos to stop, he would.

Link: BERNIE SANDERS FORCED OFF SEATTLE STAGE BY BLACK LIVES MATTER

It’s A Three-Party Race

How can Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) run as a Democrat when he isn’t a Democrat?  He’s an Independent.

I like the notion of a three-way race, 1 Democrat, 1 Independent, and 1 Republican. In the same way Bill Clinton liked running against Perot and Bush in ’92.

After the debates last night, it won’t be Trump going third-party. Here is why. From the guy who wrote The Art of the Deal, Trump said he didn’t want to give up leverage. That’s understandable given his background. It’s not understandable in the electoral political sense. That leverage, if used, guarantees a Democrat win. And if Trump believes his theme to make America great again, then he won’t go third-party.

Good negotiators don’t give up leverage. For example, when the Commander-in-Chief tells our enemies what we won’t do, he is giving up leverage. But he does it because he doesn’t want America to be great again.

DNC Chair Speechless On The Big Question

I don’t know where this came from, considering the source, but Chris Matthews interviewed DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz on his MSNBC show, Hardball. He finally threw one.

Speaking of the primaries and the DNC convention, Matthews asked Shultz if Bernie Sanders should speak for democrats, or if he speaks for democrats. After getting an affirmative response, he asks “What’s the difference between a democrat and a socialist?”

Her lack of response underscores what many Americans (and now Chris Matthews) already know. That there is no difference any more.

Republican Party Area Assessment

Talk about audacity! The NRSC has nothing on Obama.

From the party leadership that funded Obamacare, funded sanctuary cities, funded illegal immigration, increased national debt by habitually raising the debt limit, surrendered its Constitutional power of the purse to the Executive Branch,  surrendered their oversight power to the Executive Branch, and allow the lawless administration to selectively enforce laws and create laws outside of the Legislative Branch . . .

I get this!

It was worth the postage to send my survey back in the envelope provided.

Still Thinking Obamacare Is Affordable?

It’s so affordable that the Obama administration had to prime the insurance industry with payoffs for their losses for getting onboard with the misnamed Affordable Care Act. Those payoffs end next year.

And already, despite the government’s best efforts to use taxpayer money to give the illusion that it is working as advertised, it is not. And those payoffs are supposed to end in 2016.

It may not be performing as advertised. But, it is working exactly as planned. The pathway to single-payer healthcare is widening.

State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

Critics of Obamacare saw it coming long before it was rammed down America’s collective throat. But they were dismissed by the Left and its media being racists, not liking the government takeover of 16% of the private economy and ruining the health insurance industry just because Obama is Black. As if it would be OK if Obama were only White.

On this legislation, there’s no victory lap for being right. So far it’s a moot point, because electing a Republican majority in both the House and Senate with a mandate to repeal it has failed. It has failed because those Republicans have betrayed their constituents by failing to do what they were elected to do. They have caved on every plank of that mandate.

There are way too few republicans running for president with the gonads to turn this ship around. Most of them are responsible for running full speed ahead.

Links: State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges   |  OBAMACARE HIGHLIGHTS AND RACKETEERING

Cruz Calls Out Washington Cartel

Yesterday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment to the highway bill that reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank. That, after promising to do no such thing. And Sen. Cruz called him out on it.

The Ex-Im Bank has become a tool that the President and his willing accomplices in Congress use as their crony capitalist slush fund for both foreign and domestic projects. Against their own charter. . .

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services.

as noted HERE.

And Sen. Cruz called out what he called the Washington Cartel that has proven that our government has strayed from being of, by, and for the people.  “Today we have government of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, and for the lobbyists,” he said.

Most people who follow politics already knew that. But his floor speech yesterday calls out the leaders on how that really happens. For the first time since ever, a senator calls out congressional leaders for lying to their members and, by extension, the people who elected them in 2010 & 2014. Plain and simple, that’s what happened. Good for Cruz for not playing along.

Is The U.S. A Reliable Ally?

If Israel were to attack an Iranian nuclear site, whose side would President Obama, and the United States, be on?

From the “deal” under Nuclear Security . . .

10. Co-operation through training and workshops to strengthen Iran’s ability to protect against, and respond to nuclear security threats, including sabotage, as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems.”

Would the U.S. give intelligence to Iran in the event of such an attack? Would the U.S. attack Israel? Would the U.S. resupply Israel? Would the U.S. refuel Israeli jets.  Would the U.S. proved intelligence to Israel?

If I were Israel, I’d be looking elsewhere for an dependable ally. From this agreement, it is obvious that Obama has switched sides.

Link: Full text of Iran Nuclear Deal

Race Politics, Democrat Lies

Here’s a more detailed account on the Democrats’ lie about race than I’ve seen anywhere.

The “we’ve switched” claim is a lie too, and is revealed in this piece as well. Democrats’ record on race was consistently against civil rights from the beginning. Lying about it has been their only defense.

It’s not your fault you never knew this about the history, and behavior of the Democrat Party about race relations, neither the media or the education system are the best teachers of history, past or present.

Bob Parks lays it out for you, and for democrats who are open-minded enough to see.

Links: The Democrat Race Lie | The Dixiecrat Myth

Belly up to the counter. Politics are on the menu and Ross is on the grill.