LET’S HOPE SO, THAT’S WHY HE WAS ELECTED …
A Tale of Two Presidents: Why is President Donald J. Trump so reviled by the LEFT, Democrats, MSM and Progressives? Is it because of his brash, harsh tweets, his take no prisoners attitude, his say what he damn well feels like it to the media or his just mere presence? Well yes of course. But the real reason is Trump is undoing the Obama years piece by piece. The Progressive dream is being dismantled. To the LEFT’s horror, the global warming and illegal immigration are on the top of the hit list. Whine as the LEFT and Never-Trumpers’ try and lie that Trump is somehow like Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini, it was in fact Barack Hussein Obama who was the one who weaponized the FBI, IRS, DOJ and EPA against his enemies. Not Trump. All Trump is doing is undoing the past 8 years of Obama and “Making America Great Again” to the reality of a stock market that crossed a record 26K today.
Obama, waiving goodbye to his legacy
Yet one way of understanding Trump — particularly the momentum of his first year — is through recollection of the last eight years of the Obama administration. In reductionist terms, Trump is the un-Obama. Surprisingly, that is saying quite a lot more than simple reductive negativism. Republicans have not seriously attempted to roll back the administrative state since Reagan. On key issues of climate change, entitlements, illegal immigration, government spending, and globalization, it was sometimes hard to distinguish a Bush initiative from a Clinton policy or a McCain bill from a Biden proposal. There was often a reluctant acceptance of the seemingly inevitable march to the European-style socialist administrative state.
Even his critics sometimes concede that his economic and foreign-policy agendas are bringing dividends. In some sense, it is not so much because of innovative policy, but rather that he is simply bullying his way back to basics we’ve forgotten over the past decades.
The wonder was never how to grow the economy at 3 percent (all presidents prior to 2009 had at one time or another done just that), but rather, contrary to “expert” economic opinion, how to discover ways to prevent that organic occurrence.
Obama was the first modern president who apparently figured out how. It took the efforts of a 24/7 redistributionist agenda of tax increases, federalizing health care, massive new debt, layers of more regulation, zero-interest rates, neo-socialist regulatory appointments, expansionary eligibility for entitlements, and constant anti-free-market jawboning that created a psychological atmosphere conducive to real retrenchment, mental holding patterns, and legitimate fears over discernable success. Obama weaponized federal agencies including the IRS, DOJ, and EPA in such a manner as to worry anyone successful, prominent, and conservative enough to come under the federal radar of a vindictive Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, or a FISA court.
Trump has sought to undo all that, point by point. The initial result so far is not rocket science, but rather a natural expression of what happens when millions of Americans believe they have greater freedom and safety to profit and innovate, and trust they will not be punished, materially or psychologically, for the ensuing successful results. The radical upsurge in business and consumer confidence is not revolutionary but almost natural. The Left and Never Trump Right claim that Trump is Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini. In fact, for the first time in eight years, it is highly unlikely that the FBI, IRS, CIA, DOJ, and other alphabet-soup agencies see their tasks as going after the president’s perceived opponents.
THAT’S A GOOD START, BUT KEEP CUTTING …
CNS News is reporting that the United States federal government cut 16,000 jobs in 2017. This trend needs to continue. The federal government has become too big and out of control. A once government of, by and for the people has now become one overwhelming the people. It is hard to imagine that the federal government employs 2,803,000 people. That number is greater than the population of 15 US states and the District of Columbia. However, one would think we should be able to reduce federal jobs by at least 1%. The federal government is out of control. With technology and innovation, one would presume that more jobs and redundant jobs could be eliminated. Since federal jobs have been cut, it is also time to cut spending in Washington, DC. This is hardly what The Founding Fathers had envisioned for the federal government.
The federal government employed 16,000 fewer people in December 2017 than it did in December 2016, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
State governments employed 19,000 fewer people in December 2017 than they did in December 2016.
However, overall government employment in the United States increased by a net 42,000 during 2017 because of the 77,000 jobs added by local governments from December 2016 to December 2017.
The federal government in December 2016 employed 2,819,000 people, according to BLS. By December 2016, that had dropped to 2,803,000—a decrease of 16,000.
State governments in December 2016 employed 5,085,000 people. But, by December 2017, that had dropped to 5,066,000—a decrease of 19,000.
Local governments in December 2016 employed 14,395,000. By December 2017, that had climbed to 14,472,000—an increase of 77,000.
The FBI Launches New Clinton Foundation Investigation Into Any Pay-to-Play Politics or Other Illegal Activities (VIDEO)
NOW FOR THE REAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO CORRUPTION …
The shoe might finally have dropped on the Clintons’. The Hill is reporting that the Justice Department has launched a new into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. A spokesperson for the Clinton’s has called the investigation a sham. However, as John Solomon writes, for years, “news media from the New York Times to The Daily Caller have reported countless stories on donations to the Clinton Foundation or speech fees that closely fell around the time of favorable decisions by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.” It is obvious from the Hillary Clinton email investigations that the Clinton’s received preferential treatment from the Obama DOJ and FBI in how that was handled. Why wouldn’t we think the same of this? What’s good for the gander should be good for the goose as well. Let’s have an independent prosecutor investigate the Clinton Foundation and her private email server and have it be an unlimited budget, open ended investigation while having all of the investigative team be Trump supporters and anti-Clinton folks. Go for it.
Sean Hannity: 1/4/18 – Hannity Fox News with John Soloman and Sara Carter
The Justice Department has launched a new inquiry into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, law enforcement officials and a witness tells The Hill.
FBI agents from Little Rock, Ark., where the Foundation was started, have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month, and law enforcement officials said additional activities are expected in coming weeks.
The officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes.
The probe may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether the Foundation complied with applicable tax laws, the officials said.
One witness recently interviewed by the FBI described the session to The Hill as “extremely professional and unquestionably thorough” and focused on questions about whether donors to Clinton charitable efforts received any favorable treatment from the Obama administration on a policy decision previously highlighted in media reports.
UNREAL … Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Uses Race Card and Democrats Think Its Trump’s Fault (VIDEO)
UNBELIEVABLE … SO A RACE BAITING DEMOCRAT PLACE THE RACE CARD AND SOME HOW ITS DONALD TRUMP’S FAULT …
And you thought you were sick and tired of this crap during the past 8 years of Obama, the Democrats are a one trick, race-bating pony. Watch the VIDEO below of the discussion of the Sheila Jackson Lee and upgrade of first class ticket. Of course the Democrat representative had to interject race into the discussion. Listen to the reaction and analysis from conservative radio host Larry O’Connor and Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins. Sadly, the Democrat operative had to blame Donald Trump. SICK!
How the hell did this situation have to do anything to do with Donald Trump?
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to Retire from the FBI in coming Months & Get Full Pension (VIDEO)
RETIRE? HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED AND PROSECUTED!!!
As reported at The Hill, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is planning to retire in the coming months amid accusations from Republicans of partisanship and bias within the law enforcement agency. WHAT? This corrupt SOB needs to be fired prior to being fully eligible for any pension. Then he needs to be prosecuted and thrown in prison for his part in trying to alter an election. Of course his decision to retire has nothing to do with the fact that McCabe sat before three congressional committees this week, where he faced questions about his conduct and the FBI’s handling of the investigations. DRAIN THE SWAMP, FIRE THIS GUY AND INDITE HIM!!! As reported at The Daily Caller, McCabe’s departure comes days after The Post reported that FBI general counsel Jim Baker will be reassigned.
THE COLLUSION WAS BETWEEN THE FBI & DOJ TO PREVENT TRUMP FROM BEING PRESIDENT!!!
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is planning to retire in the coming months amid accusations from Republicans of partisanship and bias within the law enforcement agency.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that McCabe plans to step down in a few months, when he is fully eligible for pension benefits. That is expected to happen in early March.
McCabe has weathered GOP criticism of the FBI for over a year, with Republicans questioning the agency’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and, more recently, the probe into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
The deputy director faced particular criticism after it was revealed that his wife, who ran for Virginia state Senate in 2015, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from a political action committee led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat with close ties to the Clintons.
Rep. Jim Jordan: Appears There Was Orchestrated Plan Within DOJ, FBI to Prevent Trump From Becoming President