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.
Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Disgraced Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner Pull Out of their Divorce Case
HUMA JUST CAN’T SAY NO TO WEINER …
In a bizarre reversal, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her sexting-a-holic, jailed husband Anthony Weiner have discontinued their pending divorce case. They claim this was done to protect their 6 year old son. Sorry, but the cynical side of me says this has everything to do with the scandal plagued couple not having to testify against one another, claiming spousal privilege, because of the pending federal probe. They will supposedly settle their separation privately. Who thinks that this is just a stall tactic to put this off until the Hillary Clinton email scandal blows over? Until then, Weiner remains in jail for his part in sexting a 15 year old girl and Huma remains loyal to Hillary. Its not like classified emails saved by Huma were found on Weiner’s laptop after Huma had lied to the FBI that she didn’t do anything to the sort. Oh wait, there was.
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her jailed sext-a-holic hubby Anthony Weiner have ended their pending divorce case.
Identical statements from their lawyers Wednesday cited the scandal-plagued couple’s desire to protect their 6-year-old son by settling outside court — but experts say the real reason could be to shield one another from a potential federal probe.
Abedin, 41 — spotted over the weekend sunning herself at the luxury Four Seasons Hotel on Hawaii’s Big Island — was scheduled to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court for a compliance conference in her contested divorce case against Weiner, 53.
Instead, one of her attorneys submitted paperwork signed by both parties agreeing to end the case, a court source told The Post.
The judge announced from the bench that the case was “discontinued.”
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.
COMEY AND THE FBI WERE BIAS AND CORRUPT AS HELL …
America, people need to go to prison for what was done and sorry Democrats, its not Donald Trump. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said he had obtained from the FBI the draft remarks in which Comey laid out the FBI’s basis for declining to recommend criminal charges against Clinton and her aides.
Newly released documents obtained by Fox News reveal that then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe was edited numerous times before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to water down the bureau’s findings considerably
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, sent a letter to the FBI on Thursday that shows the multiple edits to Comey’s highly scrutinized statement.
In an early draft, Comey said it was “reasonably likely” that “hostile actors” gained access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account. That was changed later to say the scenario was merely “possible.”
Another edit showed language was changed to describe the actions of Clinton and her colleagues as “extremely careless” as opposed to “grossly negligent.” This is a key legal distinction.
So Much for Credibility … Beverly Young Nelson, Roy Moore Accuser Now Says She Added Notes Below Moore’s Yearbook Signature
HMM, WONDER WHY SHE DIDN’T ADMIT THIS WHILE MAKING HER FIRST ACCUSATION … ROY MOORE ACCUSER’S CREDIBILITY IS SHREDDED.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME … Beverly Young Nelson, a woman who has accused Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore of sexual misconduct and claims she is sickened by Moore’s lies now says she made her own notes below a yearbook signature she claims was made by Moore. WHAT?!? Who is the liar? So first Nelson says Moore signed the year book and used it as proof that she knew Moore, now says she made additions to the year book, so called notes. Why in the hell would she have added notes? A better question is why she didn’t admit that when she first made the accusations against Moore and why her attorney, Gloria Allred, didn’t do the same. During the interview with ABC News Nelson did not clarify what notes she made in the yearbook or when she made them. Why not. wouldn’t that have been easy to do and a rather easy follow up question by ABC? Unless you don’t want to know. Roy Moore tweeted Friday, “Now she herself admits to lying.”
So just how much did she alter in the year book and why? Maybe this woman needs a lie detector test? And why didn’t she state this at the outset? Because she never thought anyone would question her accusations, that’s why. The “DA” was not signed by Moore, he was not the DA at the time this was supposed to have taken place. Those were the initials of his assistant when they signed his signature for Moore. But how would Beverly Young Nelson have ever known that? The answer is, she wouldn’t have when she conveniently added that to her year book. What a crock.
A woman who has accused Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore of sexual misconduct says she made her own notes below a yearbook signature she claims was made by Moore.
Beverly Young Nelson, who has accused Moore of sexually assaulting her decades ago when she was 16 years old, told ABC News in a Friday interview that she made notes underneath Moore’s alleged yearbook signature, but defended the veracity of the message itself.
“Beverly, he signed your yearbook?” ABC News reporter Tom Llamas asked.
“He did sign it,” Nelson replied.
“And you made some notes underneath?” Llamas followed up.
“Yes,” she answered.
When Nelson accused Moore of sexual assaulting her after offering her a ride home from work, she produced a high school yearbook she says was signed by Moore as proof that she knew him at the time.
More from Patterico’s Pontifications of the accuser’s attorney Gloria Allred trying to spin her client’s lies.
Take a good listen to how accuser’s attorney Gloria Allred is answering the questions as to whether Judge Roy Moore signed the year book. She never says yes she did. Yes she saw him sign it. Sorry, this is BS. We all know now what the “DA” means. It has nothing to do with the title of District Attorney.