Category: Peggy Ryan

Hillary Clinton Never, Ever Leaves


Dr. Leo Marvin: You think he’s gone?  He’s not gone.  That’s the whole point!  He’s never gone!  [Leo opens the door, and there’s Bob.] 

Hillary Clinton is our Bob Wiley.  She stalks the American people, inserts herself in our lives at every turn.  Bill Clinton tried to give us a heads-up when he campaigned, saying that by electing him, the people would get two for the price of one.   Americans ignored the warning, elected Bill, and opened the door to Hillary. 

Fresh off his swearing in, President Clinton announced that his wife would be his Bobby Kennedy and gave her the National Task Force on Health Care Reform.  Hillary immediately went to ground, her task force cloaked in secrecy until she was sued in federal court and ordered to open the fact-finding meetings.

Hillarycare went down in flames in part because of her secret meetings.  So Hillary stepped back, served out her sentence as first lady, and then went to work on her own presidential bid.  First up, a Senate seat – great launching pad.  She picked New York because you can’t be too liberal for the Big Apple.  Mao Tse-tung is not too liberal for the Big Apple. 

But even in New York, Hillary couldn’t win a race in her own right.  She was hit with what I like to call the “Lazio effect.”  This phenomenon occurs whenever there’s a choice between Hillary Clinton and someone else, anyone else, even a Republican, Rick Lazio, in New York, for goodness’s sake.  After the first debate, Lazio led in the polls, and post-debate conventional wisdom was that Lazio won.

But, again like Bob, Hillary can’t or won’t take a hint.  Her team picked up an angle from debate tapes when Lazio crossed the stage to hand Hillary a campaign finance pledge.  Lazio, much taller than Clinton, towered over her, could be seen as invading her space.  The Clinton team and their media hammered the message home: Lazio’s a sexist bully, a “creep” who “menaced” Clinton.  Her dirty politics prevailed, and she won the Senate seat.

Fast-forward to the 2008 presidential election.  Hillary now had senator on her résumé, had an overflowing war chest, knew all the right people (has dossiers on most of them), and was in position to be the first female president.  It’s a lock.

She was looking good in the primaries, ahead in the polls, but then, wham!  Hillary was again broadsided by the Lazio effect – an alternative, a Hillary escape clause. 

Senator Barack Obama started closing in and then took the lead.  Black trumps woman any day of the week, so the super-delegates switched, and Hillary found herself staring up at bus axles.

Obama got the White House, and Hillary got a consolation prize: secretary of state (SOS).  This SOS gig gave Hillary the gravitas to cinch her promised presidential win in 2016. 

But then Hillary screwed up the SOS gig, arrogantly dismissed pleas from the Benghazi embassy for increased security – hell, for any security.  Then, on September 11, 2012, she left those at the embassy for dead.     

Hillary was not about to let the incident tarnish her political career.  She blew off Benghazi – time to move on.  Or, as she so brilliantly phrased it in the congressional hearing, “What difference at this point does it make?”

Finally, it was 2016, and Hillary was ready to collect.  She kicked off her presidential campaign with a flurry of excitement.  This was her hour, her time, and this time, no one was going to stop her. 

Bam!  The Lazio effect struck yet again.  Hillary’s rightful claim to the throne was challenged by a 70-year-old communist, Bernie Sanders, who preaches what he doesn’t practice but offered enough free stuff to the snowflakes to garner an increasing number of votes.  Oh, and he’s not Hillary. 

An unintended consequence of Bernie’s popularity was that his rise highlighted the Democrats’ “super-delegate” fix: the fact that the election was rigged for Hillary before the first vote was cast.  And Donald Trump was out there, telling the world that poor Bernie can’t win because the election’s rigged.

Then, right before the Democrat convention, WikiLeaks published the bombshell that the primaries really were rigged against Bernie.  Of course, that didn’t change the winners and losers.  The DNC shuffled personnel and shut out those who objected to the phony election, and Hillary made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major party.  

Meanwhile, the media were busier than a cat covering crap on a hot tin roof trying to bury Hillary’s emerging scandals: an unsecured server used for classified information, obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence with 33,000 deleted, bleached emails, hammered iPhones, other “lost” government phones and devices. 

But Hillary’s got friends in high places.  FBI director Comey came forward to shut down the criminal stuff with a blanket acquittal of all charges. 

The press continued to manage Hillary’s campaign, didn’t report the crime stuff, addressed health issues only once the controversy was viral on Twitter, and were pretty much able to keep a lid on the damaging stuff.  Plus they were gaslighting the hell out of their viewers: “Hillary can’t lose,” “Polls show a Clinton landslide,” “Trump’s going to suffer the biggest electoral defeat in political history.”

With that kind of support, what could go wrong?

Kaboom!  You guessed it: the Lazio effect.  Unfortunately for Hillary, there were two candidates from major parties in the running, and that second option is always a death knell for Hill’s hopes.

Voters weren’t scared off by the phony polls.  They showed up in record-breaking numbers, stood in line for hours, and crawled over crushed glass to vote.  And as the media openly wepg, railed against white people, and begged someone to wake them from this nightmare, the votes were counted, and it was President Trump.  

At long last, Hillary was gone.  She slinked off into the woods, and people breathed a sigh of relief.  Surely, she won’t dare show her face in public again.  The humiliation’s too great, the loss too painful. 

But Hillary’s not capable of shame or embarrassment.  No, she sprang back onto the scene with a new book, What Happened.  Then she was back on TV to promote her book, to comment on every national tragedy, paint Puerto Rico as Trump’s Katrina, help Democrats push gun control after the Las Vegas massacre, sanction the NFL protest to our anthem.    

And now she’s inserting herself in our ally’s politics as well.  As Nigel Farage tweeted, “Hillary Clinton is part of the global elite that want to overturn Brexit. We will resist.

Yep, it’s back to the drawing board for Hillary.  Brexit was the first evidence that people can still have a voice in their government.  So Hillary’s working to undo Britain’s decision, to override the British people’s will and take back globalist control. 

Oh, you thought Hillary was out of the picture, that when she was defeated, humiliated in an electoral landslide, she’d be too disgraced to show her face in public?  Ha!

You think she’s gone?  She’s not gone.  That’s the whole point!  She’s never gone!  [We turn on the TV, and there’s Hillary.]

In the movie What About Bob, a needy psychiatric patient, Bob Wiley, stalks his psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin.  Bob follows Dr. Marvin on his vacation, invades Dr. Marvin’s family, shows up at dinner, spends the night, even co-opts the doctor’s television interview.  Everywhere Dr. Marvin turns, Bob’s there.  No hints, insults, or humiliation can loosen Bob’s death grip on the doctor. 

Dr. Marvin finally loses it and throws Bob out, tells him to never come back.  He slams the door on Bob and then turns to his despondent family.  They’re sad that Bob is gone. 

Dr. Leo Marvin: You think he’s gone?  He’s not gone.  That’s the whole point!  He’s never gone!  [Leo opens the door, and there’s Bob.] 

Hillary Clinton is our Bob Wiley.  She stalks the American people, inserts herself in our lives at every turn.  Bill Clinton tried to give us a heads-up when he campaigned, saying that by electing him, the people would get two for the price of one.   Americans ignored the warning, elected Bill, and opened the door to Hillary. 

Fresh off his swearing in, President Clinton announced that his wife would be his Bobby Kennedy and gave her the National Task Force on Health Care Reform.  Hillary immediately went to ground, her task force cloaked in secrecy until she was sued in federal court and ordered to open the fact-finding meetings.

Hillarycare went down in flames in part because of her secret meetings.  So Hillary stepped back, served out her sentence as first lady, and then went to work on her own presidential bid.  First up, a Senate seat – great launching pad.  She picked New York because you can’t be too liberal for the Big Apple.  Mao Tse-tung is not too liberal for the Big Apple. 

But even in New York, Hillary couldn’t win a race in her own right.  She was hit with what I like to call the “Lazio effect.”  This phenomenon occurs whenever there’s a choice between Hillary Clinton and someone else, anyone else, even a Republican, Rick Lazio, in New York, for goodness’s sake.  After the first debate, Lazio led in the polls, and post-debate conventional wisdom was that Lazio won.

But, again like Bob, Hillary can’t or won’t take a hint.  Her team picked up an angle from debate tapes when Lazio crossed the stage to hand Hillary a campaign finance pledge.  Lazio, much taller than Clinton, towered over her, could be seen as invading her space.  The Clinton team and their media hammered the message home: Lazio’s a sexist bully, a “creep” who “menaced” Clinton.  Her dirty politics prevailed, and she won the Senate seat.

Fast-forward to the 2008 presidential election.  Hillary now had senator on her résumé, had an overflowing war chest, knew all the right people (has dossiers on most of them), and was in position to be the first female president.  It’s a lock.

She was looking good in the primaries, ahead in the polls, but then, wham!  Hillary was again broadsided by the Lazio effect – an alternative, a Hillary escape clause. 

Senator Barack Obama started closing in and then took the lead.  Black trumps woman any day of the week, so the super-delegates switched, and Hillary found herself staring up at bus axles.

Obama got the White House, and Hillary got a consolation prize: secretary of state (SOS).  This SOS gig gave Hillary the gravitas to cinch her promised presidential win in 2016. 

But then Hillary screwed up the SOS gig, arrogantly dismissed pleas from the Benghazi embassy for increased security – hell, for any security.  Then, on September 11, 2012, she left those at the embassy for dead.     

Hillary was not about to let the incident tarnish her political career.  She blew off Benghazi – time to move on.  Or, as she so brilliantly phrased it in the congressional hearing, “What difference at this point does it make?”

Finally, it was 2016, and Hillary was ready to collect.  She kicked off her presidential campaign with a flurry of excitement.  This was her hour, her time, and this time, no one was going to stop her. 

Bam!  The Lazio effect struck yet again.  Hillary’s rightful claim to the throne was challenged by a 70-year-old communist, Bernie Sanders, who preaches what he doesn’t practice but offered enough free stuff to the snowflakes to garner an increasing number of votes.  Oh, and he’s not Hillary. 

An unintended consequence of Bernie’s popularity was that his rise highlighted the Democrats’ “super-delegate” fix: the fact that the election was rigged for Hillary before the first vote was cast.  And Donald Trump was out there, telling the world that poor Bernie can’t win because the election’s rigged.

Then, right before the Democrat convention, WikiLeaks published the bombshell that the primaries really were rigged against Bernie.  Of course, that didn’t change the winners and losers.  The DNC shuffled personnel and shut out those who objected to the phony election, and Hillary made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major party.  

Meanwhile, the media were busier than a cat covering crap on a hot tin roof trying to bury Hillary’s emerging scandals: an unsecured server used for classified information, obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence with 33,000 deleted, bleached emails, hammered iPhones, other “lost” government phones and devices. 

But Hillary’s got friends in high places.  FBI director Comey came forward to shut down the criminal stuff with a blanket acquittal of all charges. 

The press continued to manage Hillary’s campaign, didn’t report the crime stuff, addressed health issues only once the controversy was viral on Twitter, and were pretty much able to keep a lid on the damaging stuff.  Plus they were gaslighting the hell out of their viewers: “Hillary can’t lose,” “Polls show a Clinton landslide,” “Trump’s going to suffer the biggest electoral defeat in political history.”

With that kind of support, what could go wrong?

Kaboom!  You guessed it: the Lazio effect.  Unfortunately for Hillary, there were two candidates from major parties in the running, and that second option is always a death knell for Hill’s hopes.

Voters weren’t scared off by the phony polls.  They showed up in record-breaking numbers, stood in line for hours, and crawled over crushed glass to vote.  And as the media openly wepg, railed against white people, and begged someone to wake them from this nightmare, the votes were counted, and it was President Trump.  

At long last, Hillary was gone.  She slinked off into the woods, and people breathed a sigh of relief.  Surely, she won’t dare show her face in public again.  The humiliation’s too great, the loss too painful. 

But Hillary’s not capable of shame or embarrassment.  No, she sprang back onto the scene with a new book, What Happened.  Then she was back on TV to promote her book, to comment on every national tragedy, paint Puerto Rico as Trump’s Katrina, help Democrats push gun control after the Las Vegas massacre, sanction the NFL protest to our anthem.    

And now she’s inserting herself in our ally’s politics as well.  As Nigel Farage tweeted, “Hillary Clinton is part of the global elite that want to overturn Brexit. We will resist.

Yep, it’s back to the drawing board for Hillary.  Brexit was the first evidence that people can still have a voice in their government.  So Hillary’s working to undo Britain’s decision, to override the British people’s will and take back globalist control. 

Oh, you thought Hillary was out of the picture, that when she was defeated, humiliated in an electoral landslide, she’d be too disgraced to show her face in public?  Ha!

You think she’s gone?  She’s not gone.  That’s the whole point!  She’s never gone!  [We turn on the TV, and there’s Hillary.]



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If a Liberal Whines with No One Around to Hear, Does He Make a Sound?


The left has a depressing message: racism, misogyny, greed, hate, communism, socialism, and the list goes on.  Americans have given these people a forum for decades, suffered through the angry speeches, the pompous lectures, the unending accusations and shaming.  And frankly, most people are sick of it.  They now go out of their way to avoid the liberal beatings. 

As a result, liberals have trouble getting their message out.  Most people don’t attend leftist rallies, they turn off programs where liberals rattle off their grievances, and they generally try to avoid the toxic left.  But liberals never take no for an answer, they always find another way to impose their will, to force us to listen. 

Thus the bait and switch.  As usual, liberals don’t have their own bait, so they have to co-opt ours.  They use events or activities we enjoy, places where we expect to have fun.  Then they parachute in and hammer us with their spiteful admonitions. 

  • Want to curl up with a good book?  Hopefully you can look at J.K. Rowling’s or Stephen King’s books without associating their novels with the authors’ venomous tirades. 
  • Maybe you’d like to see a movie?  Good luck trying to immerse yourself in the plot when the lead character – Jennifer Lawrence, George  Clooney, Meryl Streep, or another activist star – just delivered a political screed.  Makes it hard to imagine that very real person as the fictional character in the movie. 
  • Maybe you’ll just watch the Emmy’s or the Oscars.  But alas, more of the same: hate on display, a shameless pile-on to insult, demean, and slander the president and other conservatives.  Entire shows dedicated to tantrums and spite.
  • Enjoy a latte at Starbucks?  Not without a shot of politics.  Starbucks’s CEO promised to hire 10,000 refugees to refute the president’s travel ban, publicly supported redefining marriage, declared Starbucks’s U.S. stores gun-free zones, and launched the “Race Together” campaign in response to Ferguson’s fake news.  Tough to get away from political firestorms even for a cup of java.  
  • Do you like to shop at Target?  Be prepared to let your six-year-old daughter share a bathroom with any perv who claims to be confused about his gender.  Even if parents try to ignore this insanity, the fact that this open-door policy also pertains to dressing rooms seals the deal. 

In each of these cases, leftists use the bait, something we like to do, to lure us into their trap.  Then the switch: instead of fun or relaxation, we’re bombarded with vicious, vile political rhetoric.

And now they’ve tainted football, the last bastion of Americana. 

The football player who started this NFL cluster, Colin Kaepernick, is blatantly anti-American.  He wore socks depicting pigs in police hats, sat out the National Anthem, and defended Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to a South Florida reporter. 

Colin didn’t deny that his protest was against the flag.  He flat-out admitted it. 

For the fans, it’s like being invited to a Super Bowl party where the host announces that he hates America, thinks it’s a country of white zealots, dirty cops, and greedy oligarchs.  And those rotten NFL players are all selfish creeps, collecting their millions while the minimum wage stays stagnant.

You’re stunned.  What does any of that have to do with the party?  But you’re trapped.  If you stay, the moment’s past, the fun’s gone out of the room, the mood now somber.  But if you get up and leave, your friends will think you’re judgmental, that you don’t allow freedom of speech. 

This is an example of how the left springs their political ambush time and again.  They intentionally suck the joy out of every fun or pleasurable thing in America.  It’s their goal. 

Why?  Maybe to spread the misery.  Liberals are a wretched group – angry, bitter human beings.  Watch them.  They don’t smile or laugh, and they seem hell-bent on making sure no one else does, either. 

Or maybe they have other motives – to turn American against American, the people versus the NFL.  They do love to divide us, to pit us against one another. 

But what can we do? 

Turn them off.  Pass up activist authors for those who just write.  Find movies that aren’t tainted with Hollywood’s obsessive hate for our president.  Shop in stores that don’t force shared bathrooms or dressing rooms.  And yes, a little known fact is that Starbucks isn’t the only game in town.  In fact, I found a local coffee shop where the ambience is better, and so is the coffee. 

I’m still hopeful that the NFL can correct course but not sure it will ever be the same.  Meanwhile, turn to college ball or local games.  Whatever you do, don’t get wrapped up in the angry back-and-forth.  Not worth it.

And most important, don’t give these abusers a bigger platform.  The media love to cover the social wars, 24/7, to foment hate, feature angry proxies who lecture us on our racist nature.  Turn them off, you won’t miss a thing.  These shows just rehash the latest racial controversy or pimp fake news anyway.  No big loss. 

I’m not saying to boycott.  Organized protests are losing effectiveness – too many, too predictable.  But then, I’m sure the liberals factored that in when they decided to piggyback their misery onto our daily activities and recreation. 

But ironically, the individual customers who reject these social tyrants are making a bigger impact than any boycott.  Target has lost billions since its bathroom ultimatum; Hollywood’s going broke with their pompous activist stars; Oscars and Emmys ratings hit new lows; and the NFL’s suffering low ratings, dwindling ticket and merchandise sales, and a disappearing fan base. 

Yet my call to arms isn’t to punish the liberals for their intrusion; it’s to escape them.  As I said, they can’t get people to willingly listen to their chronic complaining.  Americans don’t want all politics all the time.  They can be involved in their government, work for their cause without sacrificing every enjoyable part of their lives to the altar of activism. 

And most want to get back to fun – backyard BBQs, the beach, and movies that take them away.  They want a holiday season free of politics, Thanksgiving without the latest political football, Christmas without a politically correct cloud.  Most just want to enjoy their lives, to be happy.

If we don’t let liberals crash the party, they can’t ruin it, can’t spoil the fun.  It’ll take them a while to understand that.  They’re still sorting out the election after all, but eventually, they’ll have to confront their own irrelevance. 

Will this silence them?  No, but to paraphrase philosopher George Berkley’s “if a tree falls in the forest” question: if a liberal whines and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound?

The left has a depressing message: racism, misogyny, greed, hate, communism, socialism, and the list goes on.  Americans have given these people a forum for decades, suffered through the angry speeches, the pompous lectures, the unending accusations and shaming.  And frankly, most people are sick of it.  They now go out of their way to avoid the liberal beatings. 

As a result, liberals have trouble getting their message out.  Most people don’t attend leftist rallies, they turn off programs where liberals rattle off their grievances, and they generally try to avoid the toxic left.  But liberals never take no for an answer, they always find another way to impose their will, to force us to listen. 

Thus the bait and switch.  As usual, liberals don’t have their own bait, so they have to co-opt ours.  They use events or activities we enjoy, places where we expect to have fun.  Then they parachute in and hammer us with their spiteful admonitions. 

  • Want to curl up with a good book?  Hopefully you can look at J.K. Rowling’s or Stephen King’s books without associating their novels with the authors’ venomous tirades. 
  • Maybe you’d like to see a movie?  Good luck trying to immerse yourself in the plot when the lead character – Jennifer Lawrence, George  Clooney, Meryl Streep, or another activist star – just delivered a political screed.  Makes it hard to imagine that very real person as the fictional character in the movie. 
  • Maybe you’ll just watch the Emmy’s or the Oscars.  But alas, more of the same: hate on display, a shameless pile-on to insult, demean, and slander the president and other conservatives.  Entire shows dedicated to tantrums and spite.
  • Enjoy a latte at Starbucks?  Not without a shot of politics.  Starbucks’s CEO promised to hire 10,000 refugees to refute the president’s travel ban, publicly supported redefining marriage, declared Starbucks’s U.S. stores gun-free zones, and launched the “Race Together” campaign in response to Ferguson’s fake news.  Tough to get away from political firestorms even for a cup of java.  
  • Do you like to shop at Target?  Be prepared to let your six-year-old daughter share a bathroom with any perv who claims to be confused about his gender.  Even if parents try to ignore this insanity, the fact that this open-door policy also pertains to dressing rooms seals the deal. 

In each of these cases, leftists use the bait, something we like to do, to lure us into their trap.  Then the switch: instead of fun or relaxation, we’re bombarded with vicious, vile political rhetoric.

And now they’ve tainted football, the last bastion of Americana. 

The football player who started this NFL cluster, Colin Kaepernick, is blatantly anti-American.  He wore socks depicting pigs in police hats, sat out the National Anthem, and defended Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to a South Florida reporter. 

Colin didn’t deny that his protest was against the flag.  He flat-out admitted it. 

For the fans, it’s like being invited to a Super Bowl party where the host announces that he hates America, thinks it’s a country of white zealots, dirty cops, and greedy oligarchs.  And those rotten NFL players are all selfish creeps, collecting their millions while the minimum wage stays stagnant.

You’re stunned.  What does any of that have to do with the party?  But you’re trapped.  If you stay, the moment’s past, the fun’s gone out of the room, the mood now somber.  But if you get up and leave, your friends will think you’re judgmental, that you don’t allow freedom of speech. 

This is an example of how the left springs their political ambush time and again.  They intentionally suck the joy out of every fun or pleasurable thing in America.  It’s their goal. 

Why?  Maybe to spread the misery.  Liberals are a wretched group – angry, bitter human beings.  Watch them.  They don’t smile or laugh, and they seem hell-bent on making sure no one else does, either. 

Or maybe they have other motives – to turn American against American, the people versus the NFL.  They do love to divide us, to pit us against one another. 

But what can we do? 

Turn them off.  Pass up activist authors for those who just write.  Find movies that aren’t tainted with Hollywood’s obsessive hate for our president.  Shop in stores that don’t force shared bathrooms or dressing rooms.  And yes, a little known fact is that Starbucks isn’t the only game in town.  In fact, I found a local coffee shop where the ambience is better, and so is the coffee. 

I’m still hopeful that the NFL can correct course but not sure it will ever be the same.  Meanwhile, turn to college ball or local games.  Whatever you do, don’t get wrapped up in the angry back-and-forth.  Not worth it.

And most important, don’t give these abusers a bigger platform.  The media love to cover the social wars, 24/7, to foment hate, feature angry proxies who lecture us on our racist nature.  Turn them off, you won’t miss a thing.  These shows just rehash the latest racial controversy or pimp fake news anyway.  No big loss. 

I’m not saying to boycott.  Organized protests are losing effectiveness – too many, too predictable.  But then, I’m sure the liberals factored that in when they decided to piggyback their misery onto our daily activities and recreation. 

But ironically, the individual customers who reject these social tyrants are making a bigger impact than any boycott.  Target has lost billions since its bathroom ultimatum; Hollywood’s going broke with their pompous activist stars; Oscars and Emmys ratings hit new lows; and the NFL’s suffering low ratings, dwindling ticket and merchandise sales, and a disappearing fan base. 

Yet my call to arms isn’t to punish the liberals for their intrusion; it’s to escape them.  As I said, they can’t get people to willingly listen to their chronic complaining.  Americans don’t want all politics all the time.  They can be involved in their government, work for their cause without sacrificing every enjoyable part of their lives to the altar of activism. 

And most want to get back to fun – backyard BBQs, the beach, and movies that take them away.  They want a holiday season free of politics, Thanksgiving without the latest political football, Christmas without a politically correct cloud.  Most just want to enjoy their lives, to be happy.

If we don’t let liberals crash the party, they can’t ruin it, can’t spoil the fun.  It’ll take them a while to understand that.  They’re still sorting out the election after all, but eventually, they’ll have to confront their own irrelevance. 

Will this silence them?  No, but to paraphrase philosopher George Berkley’s “if a tree falls in the forest” question: if a liberal whines and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound?



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Americans Learning to Live with Treason


Does anyone else see the insanity here – that we celebrate when the president is cleared of phony charges, that we breathe a sigh of relief when the fired FBI director fails to establish an obstruction of justice charge? 

Does anyone wonder why we anxiously watch each inane congressional hearing to see if the left gets the goods to pull off its coup, why we wake up each morning terrified that the insurgents have hit their mark, found something, anything they can use to depose a duly elected president?

We are watching, in real-time, a palace revolution, an overt effort to remove the president of the United States.  Just as James Comey proudly admitted he leaked privileged communication to the press, so these insurgents brazenly brag that they want to harm the president, to impeach him, to overthrow our government.  The American people seem  shockingly oblivious to the looming danger.

How did we get here?  Well, let’s give credit where credit’s due: the left has its ducks in a row.  Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government.

Oh, it’s not soldiers bursting through the White House gates to forcefully remove the president, or, as the left says, not yet.  No, they’re using a form of behavior therapy, systematic desensitization, to numb the American people to their insurgence. 

Systematic desensitization is a technique used to treat phobias.  The patient, while relaxed, is exposed to progressively more frightening aspects of his phobia.  For instance, treatment for arachnophobia, fear of spiders, might start by showing the phobic an image of a spider.  The patient employs relaxation techniques while exposed to the image until he overcomes his anxiety.  Next, a real spider may be introduced, far away, in a cage.  After the person accepts that exposure, the spider is taken out of the cage and moved closer and closer until the patient is able to hold a live spider in his hand.   

Congress, corporate and social media, activist courts, and a contingent in our intelligence community unite to form a cabal (a conspiratorial group of plotters).  This cabal uses this desensitization technique to condition us to overcome our fear of losing our freedom, of a disappearing democracy. 

Using this technique, the cabal does something wrong, illegal, or unconstitutional – behavior that’s a threat to our republic.

• Benghazi – Obama and his administration to the American people that a video caused the horrific massacre.  President and allies openly engage in cover-up

• FBI investigation on Hillary Clinton – Comey announces Hillary’s guilty on all counts, then the judgment, and she walks.  A two-tier justice system; Hillary’s above the law

• CNN caught giving to Hillary Clinton.  Democrats rig debates.  Democrats cheat Bernie Sanders out of the nomination.  Democrats rig elections. 

These are just a few of the unacceptable transgressions by our corrupt leaders.  Each time, outraged conservatives demand that the perpetrators be brought to justice.  Each time, the press gaslights the American people with a media blackout, acts as though the incident never happened.  Each time, the cabal rides out the news cycle until the story fades, and everyone’s home free. 

Time and again, the deception, lawlessness, violation of the Constitution, or open act of sedition is met with disbelief.  This is banana republic stuff; these things don’t happen in America.  The people look to our system of checks and balances to restore order.     

Except the only checks the members of Congress care about are the ones from their donors, and some in Congress are actually members in good standing with the cabal.  But the courts will intervene, right?  Nope – the courts are no longer confined to interpreting the law.  They now make the law – not a reprieve, but another hurdle.

Oh, and our media, that last bastion of democracy – they’re actually facilitating the coup.  They ignore the transgressions, excuse them, or explain them until our anxiety wanes and we learn to live with treason.  Then it’s on to the next level, the spider moving ever closer. 

Conservatives sidestep the seriousness of this open rebellion.  National media waging a campaign to usurp our president is not bad journalism; its sedition:

To write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States, or either House of Congress, or the President, with intent to defame, or bring either into contempt or disrepute, or to excite against either the hatred of the people of the United States, or to stir up sedition.

Wow – that’s like the media’s playbook, right?  Well, there are some who see the problem.  Freedom Watch’s Larry Klayman is demanding regulatory enforcement action against CNN for “a persistent campaign of dangerous, incendiary, false, and libelous propaganda against now President Trump.”  It’s a start.

The media’s role in this conspiracy is why their effusive praise for the newly appointed special prosecutor of nonexistent crimes, Comey’s BFF and mentor, Robert Mueller, is a red flag.  The dichotomy of a prosecutor without a crime to prosecute is troubling.  Questions abound.  What’s  his mission?  How will he prosecute if his friend, Comey, is implicated?  Or maybe we’re just being paranoid, overly dramatic.  Or maybe it’s the next level, the spider within reach.

What’s next?  Will this cabal one day walk into the Oval Office and escort the president out, to  prison, to execution?  Ridiculous, you say.  This is America.

Really?  Is it America when national media poison the people against their president, stir sedition, and advocate an overthrow?  Is it America when nearly all news outlets publish lies and fake news to indict the president? 

Is it America when Democrats “resist” and “obstruct” our government with the stated intention of weakening the president, making him an easier target; when courts establish authority over our commander-in-chief on foreign policy; when our intelligence communities use their superpowers to spy on the American people with impunity?

Is it America when the left invents a story, Russian collusion, and every branch of our government advances the lie, when the media join forces to turn news channels into indoctrination centers to smear the president, to prop up the Russian fiction? 

Even if the Russian contrivance falls through, these rebels will keep the ground they’ve taken, and it’s significant.  They’ve recruited a sizable number to their cause with their lies, fake scandals, and Hitler-style indoctrination.  They’ve normalized lawlessness and deception, rigged investigations, erected a two-tiered justice system, rigged debates, rigged elections, and instituted a national campaign to usurp the president.  Seriously, what’s left? 

They could still pull the Russian thing off.  After all, the only steps we’re taking to stop this coup d’état is to whine about witch hunts, call them sore losers, left-wing media, and spineless Republicans.  But in the end, that’s like complaining that the guy slashing you to death is using a dull knife. 

Lies and fake news are the norm these days, the once unthinkable and now the expected.  This cabal is a powerful alliance.  If we don’t stop them, if we continue to allow this open treason, they’ll eventually reach their goal, and there will be no way back. 

Ronald Reagan warned: “You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, ‘There is a price we will not pay.’  ‘There is a point beyond which they must not advance.'”

I pray he’s right.  Their price is our freedom, their next stop tyranny.  And they’re moving ever closer.

Pop the champagne corks, set off the fireworks, former FBI Director, James Comey nixed the “Russian collusion.”  In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey cleared President Trump of all charges – no collusion, no conspiracy, no investigation, no there there. 

Yay!  It’s over.  The Russian conspiracy nonsense is finally debunked.  Whew!

Does anyone else see the insanity here – that we celebrate when the president is cleared of phony charges, that we breathe a sigh of relief when the fired FBI director fails to establish an obstruction of justice charge? 

Does anyone wonder why we anxiously watch each inane congressional hearing to see if the left gets the goods to pull off its coup, why we wake up each morning terrified that the insurgents have hit their mark, found something, anything they can use to depose a duly elected president?

We are watching, in real-time, a palace revolution, an overt effort to remove the president of the United States.  Just as James Comey proudly admitted he leaked privileged communication to the press, so these insurgents brazenly brag that they want to harm the president, to impeach him, to overthrow our government.  The American people seem  shockingly oblivious to the looming danger.

How did we get here?  Well, let’s give credit where credit’s due: the left has its ducks in a row.  Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government.

Oh, it’s not soldiers bursting through the White House gates to forcefully remove the president, or, as the left says, not yet.  No, they’re using a form of behavior therapy, systematic desensitization, to numb the American people to their insurgence. 

Systematic desensitization is a technique used to treat phobias.  The patient, while relaxed, is exposed to progressively more frightening aspects of his phobia.  For instance, treatment for arachnophobia, fear of spiders, might start by showing the phobic an image of a spider.  The patient employs relaxation techniques while exposed to the image until he overcomes his anxiety.  Next, a real spider may be introduced, far away, in a cage.  After the person accepts that exposure, the spider is taken out of the cage and moved closer and closer until the patient is able to hold a live spider in his hand.   

Congress, corporate and social media, activist courts, and a contingent in our intelligence community unite to form a cabal (a conspiratorial group of plotters).  This cabal uses this desensitization technique to condition us to overcome our fear of losing our freedom, of a disappearing democracy. 

Using this technique, the cabal does something wrong, illegal, or unconstitutional – behavior that’s a threat to our republic.

• Benghazi – Obama and his administration to the American people that a video caused the horrific massacre.  President and allies openly engage in cover-up

• FBI investigation on Hillary Clinton – Comey announces Hillary’s guilty on all counts, then the judgment, and she walks.  A two-tier justice system; Hillary’s above the law

• CNN caught giving to Hillary Clinton.  Democrats rig debates.  Democrats cheat Bernie Sanders out of the nomination.  Democrats rig elections. 

These are just a few of the unacceptable transgressions by our corrupt leaders.  Each time, outraged conservatives demand that the perpetrators be brought to justice.  Each time, the press gaslights the American people with a media blackout, acts as though the incident never happened.  Each time, the cabal rides out the news cycle until the story fades, and everyone’s home free. 

Time and again, the deception, lawlessness, violation of the Constitution, or open act of sedition is met with disbelief.  This is banana republic stuff; these things don’t happen in America.  The people look to our system of checks and balances to restore order.     

Except the only checks the members of Congress care about are the ones from their donors, and some in Congress are actually members in good standing with the cabal.  But the courts will intervene, right?  Nope – the courts are no longer confined to interpreting the law.  They now make the law – not a reprieve, but another hurdle.

Oh, and our media, that last bastion of democracy – they’re actually facilitating the coup.  They ignore the transgressions, excuse them, or explain them until our anxiety wanes and we learn to live with treason.  Then it’s on to the next level, the spider moving ever closer. 

Conservatives sidestep the seriousness of this open rebellion.  National media waging a campaign to usurp our president is not bad journalism; its sedition:

To write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States, or either House of Congress, or the President, with intent to defame, or bring either into contempt or disrepute, or to excite against either the hatred of the people of the United States, or to stir up sedition.

Wow – that’s like the media’s playbook, right?  Well, there are some who see the problem.  Freedom Watch’s Larry Klayman is demanding regulatory enforcement action against CNN for “a persistent campaign of dangerous, incendiary, false, and libelous propaganda against now President Trump.”  It’s a start.

The media’s role in this conspiracy is why their effusive praise for the newly appointed special prosecutor of nonexistent crimes, Comey’s BFF and mentor, Robert Mueller, is a red flag.  The dichotomy of a prosecutor without a crime to prosecute is troubling.  Questions abound.  What’s  his mission?  How will he prosecute if his friend, Comey, is implicated?  Or maybe we’re just being paranoid, overly dramatic.  Or maybe it’s the next level, the spider within reach.

What’s next?  Will this cabal one day walk into the Oval Office and escort the president out, to  prison, to execution?  Ridiculous, you say.  This is America.

Really?  Is it America when national media poison the people against their president, stir sedition, and advocate an overthrow?  Is it America when nearly all news outlets publish lies and fake news to indict the president? 

Is it America when Democrats “resist” and “obstruct” our government with the stated intention of weakening the president, making him an easier target; when courts establish authority over our commander-in-chief on foreign policy; when our intelligence communities use their superpowers to spy on the American people with impunity?

Is it America when the left invents a story, Russian collusion, and every branch of our government advances the lie, when the media join forces to turn news channels into indoctrination centers to smear the president, to prop up the Russian fiction? 

Even if the Russian contrivance falls through, these rebels will keep the ground they’ve taken, and it’s significant.  They’ve recruited a sizable number to their cause with their lies, fake scandals, and Hitler-style indoctrination.  They’ve normalized lawlessness and deception, rigged investigations, erected a two-tiered justice system, rigged debates, rigged elections, and instituted a national campaign to usurp the president.  Seriously, what’s left? 

They could still pull the Russian thing off.  After all, the only steps we’re taking to stop this coup d’état is to whine about witch hunts, call them sore losers, left-wing media, and spineless Republicans.  But in the end, that’s like complaining that the guy slashing you to death is using a dull knife. 

Lies and fake news are the norm these days, the once unthinkable and now the expected.  This cabal is a powerful alliance.  If we don’t stop them, if we continue to allow this open treason, they’ll eventually reach their goal, and there will be no way back. 

Ronald Reagan warned: “You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, ‘There is a price we will not pay.’  ‘There is a point beyond which they must not advance.'”

I pray he’s right.  Their price is our freedom, their next stop tyranny.  And they’re moving ever closer.



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Make Our Health Care Great Again


Remember when America had the best health care in the world?  Back when people crossed oceans to see our doctors, to be treated in our hospitals?

A few years back, I had an eye-opening conversation with a British woman in a hospital waiting room.  This woman flew to the U.S. from England at personal expense to get a mammogram.  Her mother and sister had breast cancer, and now she’d found a lump.  In Britain, a screening ultrasound didn’t show cancer, so there was no justification for the more expensive mammogram.  They told her they’d follow up with another ultrasound in a few weeks.   

This lady knew that with her family history, she needed a mammogram to confirm the diagnosis, but with government health care, there is no second opinion, no appealing your case, no working outside the system – just one authority: the government, aka single-payer. 

So this woman flew to America to seek the same medical options Americans have any day of the week, or at least had.  Some say we still have the best health care, but the fact is, our health care is circling the drain – doctors leaving, insurance companies pulling out, skyrocketing premiums, and impossible deductibles.   

In short, Obamacare’s imploding, but then, that was the goal, wasn’t it?  To leave people without coverage, to make them desperate for a solution so they’d demand action from their government?  Then the government would ride to the rescue with single-payer, Medicare for all.  Yay!  Medicare, where people can go to any doctor anywhere in the U.S. and the government picks up the tab.  Tests, hospital costs all paid in full by Uncle Sam.

Or so it appears.  In reality, the people pay.  The government deducts a Medicare payroll tax of 2.9% – 1.45% from the employee, 1.45% from their employer, amounting to tens of thousands of dollars over the years.  It’s a good chunk of change, and that’s just principal.  If that money had been put into health savings accounts instead of government coffers, you’d add thousands more in interest.  You could use that money for outpatient medical expenses that would otherwise be covered under Medicare Part B.  As a bonus, it would be your money, not the government’s. 

But hey, it’s still worth it, right?  It’s okay that you prepaid tens of thousands and gave up the interest because now that you’re covered, the government will take care of you from retirement to grave and you’re paid up.  

Not so much – those taxes were the down payment.  You still have to pay Medicare premiums, a couple of hundred a month on average.  Then there’s a 20% deductible, so you’ll need Medicare gap insurance (supplement) for another couple of hundred or more – possibly much more.  Oh, and drugs aren’t covered under Part B, so you’ll need a separate prescription plan.  And you could have penalties, like the late enrollment penalty for Medicare Part B, a 10% premium surcharge for every 12-month delay past age 65.  And that surcharge is for life, baby, so you’d better get it right.

But why am I going on about government health care?  Congress is repealing Obamacare, right?  Well, no: it’s just more kabuki theater.  Congress has no intention of actually repealing Obamacare.  Never did. 

I knew we were in trouble in 2010 when my Republican representative talked about “keeping the good parts” of Obamacare.  What an idiotic statement!  That’s like keeping the “good parts” of a stage 4 malignant tumor.  Takes only one missed cell to metastasize and kill you.  And why was this imbecile talking about keeping parts of a bill the American people never wanted, a bill passed in the face of overwhelming opposition from voters?

The truth is, “keep” is Washington code for clinging to the power to control one sixth of the economy, to impose taxes and penalties, to increase their “never enough” treasury funds, and to wield the unparalleled power of life and death over the American people.  Even Republicans covet this newfound power.  No, they didn’t do the deed, didn’t create and pass Obamacare, but by God, that doesn’t mean they have to give up the golden goose. 

President Reagan warned us:

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.

Enter politicians who warn that they can’t repeal Obamacare because millions might lose their policies.  Of course, millions had their plans canceled when Obamacare was implemented.  But no worries: those people could get a new policy through Obamacare. 

Okay, so those who lose their policies with a full repeal can also get new policies, and if we have a free market and competition, those policies will cost less than the unsustainable premiums under Obamacare.  But then, lost policies are just another talking point for politicians who fight to “keep” Obamacare.  Note that they’re never looking for ways to repeal and make it work – just citing the dangerous consequences of a repeal.

The good news is, not all members of Congress are power-hungry despots.  The House Freedom Caucus went to bat for the people, took on the leadership and the White House to deliver on their promise of a full repeal.  They called out Paul Ryan’s bill as a kickback to insurance lobbyists with a stability fund (bailout), a lapsed coverage surcharge of 30% (individual mandate), and essential benefits (mandated coverage).  They exposed a bill that took care of donors and did nothing to bring down costs, did nothing for the people. 

The Freedom Caucus now say they have a bill they can get behind, yet Obamacare is still breathing, still has a pulse.  They need to stay vigilant and drive a stake through this bill’s heart.  The House, the Senate, all who want a free market need to fight like hell to delete Obamacare from the system and get government out of the health care business. 

And if Congress can’t fully repeal Obamacare, then gut it, kill the taxes, remove mandates, leave only slivers of flesh clinging to dried up bones.  Because if Obamacare’s not repealed or mangled beyond recognition, it will be back. 

Then what will we do?  Where can we turn when the system fails us?  Unlike the British woman who flew here to save her life, we won’t have an America to save us.  No, if we get saddled with single-payer, we’ll have to accept government standards as the last word, even if it costs us our lives; our parents’ or spouses’ lives; or, God forbid, our children’s lives. 

The only way to defeat Obamacare is to defeat those who want to “keep” the good parts, want to “keep” any part.  Nothing we can do about Democrats – they’re all in for the coup.  But Republicans are political animals.  Don’t let them disappear in the crowd.  Call them out.  Name names.  Run ads in their districts and states that show their constituents how their representative or senator lied to them, promised to repeal, but refused to act when given the chance.  It may feel wrong to turn on fellow Republicans, but these people will defeat all of us if not stopped. 

You’re working hard, Mr. President, and accomplishing much.  But health care’s the most important legislation you’ll pass.  It’s our best chance to undo the Obamacare disaster, to pry our freedom from government clutches.  There’s still time to rescue our health care, but the window is closing.

So please, Mr. President, get us back to the best health care in the world.  Make our health care great again – as great as it was before. 

Remember when America had the best health care in the world?  Back when people crossed oceans to see our doctors, to be treated in our hospitals?

A few years back, I had an eye-opening conversation with a British woman in a hospital waiting room.  This woman flew to the U.S. from England at personal expense to get a mammogram.  Her mother and sister had breast cancer, and now she’d found a lump.  In Britain, a screening ultrasound didn’t show cancer, so there was no justification for the more expensive mammogram.  They told her they’d follow up with another ultrasound in a few weeks.   

This lady knew that with her family history, she needed a mammogram to confirm the diagnosis, but with government health care, there is no second opinion, no appealing your case, no working outside the system – just one authority: the government, aka single-payer. 

So this woman flew to America to seek the same medical options Americans have any day of the week, or at least had.  Some say we still have the best health care, but the fact is, our health care is circling the drain – doctors leaving, insurance companies pulling out, skyrocketing premiums, and impossible deductibles.   

In short, Obamacare’s imploding, but then, that was the goal, wasn’t it?  To leave people without coverage, to make them desperate for a solution so they’d demand action from their government?  Then the government would ride to the rescue with single-payer, Medicare for all.  Yay!  Medicare, where people can go to any doctor anywhere in the U.S. and the government picks up the tab.  Tests, hospital costs all paid in full by Uncle Sam.

Or so it appears.  In reality, the people pay.  The government deducts a Medicare payroll tax of 2.9% – 1.45% from the employee, 1.45% from their employer, amounting to tens of thousands of dollars over the years.  It’s a good chunk of change, and that’s just principal.  If that money had been put into health savings accounts instead of government coffers, you’d add thousands more in interest.  You could use that money for outpatient medical expenses that would otherwise be covered under Medicare Part B.  As a bonus, it would be your money, not the government’s. 

But hey, it’s still worth it, right?  It’s okay that you prepaid tens of thousands and gave up the interest because now that you’re covered, the government will take care of you from retirement to grave and you’re paid up.  

Not so much – those taxes were the down payment.  You still have to pay Medicare premiums, a couple of hundred a month on average.  Then there’s a 20% deductible, so you’ll need Medicare gap insurance (supplement) for another couple of hundred or more – possibly much more.  Oh, and drugs aren’t covered under Part B, so you’ll need a separate prescription plan.  And you could have penalties, like the late enrollment penalty for Medicare Part B, a 10% premium surcharge for every 12-month delay past age 65.  And that surcharge is for life, baby, so you’d better get it right.

But why am I going on about government health care?  Congress is repealing Obamacare, right?  Well, no: it’s just more kabuki theater.  Congress has no intention of actually repealing Obamacare.  Never did. 

I knew we were in trouble in 2010 when my Republican representative talked about “keeping the good parts” of Obamacare.  What an idiotic statement!  That’s like keeping the “good parts” of a stage 4 malignant tumor.  Takes only one missed cell to metastasize and kill you.  And why was this imbecile talking about keeping parts of a bill the American people never wanted, a bill passed in the face of overwhelming opposition from voters?

The truth is, “keep” is Washington code for clinging to the power to control one sixth of the economy, to impose taxes and penalties, to increase their “never enough” treasury funds, and to wield the unparalleled power of life and death over the American people.  Even Republicans covet this newfound power.  No, they didn’t do the deed, didn’t create and pass Obamacare, but by God, that doesn’t mean they have to give up the golden goose. 

President Reagan warned us:

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.

Enter politicians who warn that they can’t repeal Obamacare because millions might lose their policies.  Of course, millions had their plans canceled when Obamacare was implemented.  But no worries: those people could get a new policy through Obamacare. 

Okay, so those who lose their policies with a full repeal can also get new policies, and if we have a free market and competition, those policies will cost less than the unsustainable premiums under Obamacare.  But then, lost policies are just another talking point for politicians who fight to “keep” Obamacare.  Note that they’re never looking for ways to repeal and make it work – just citing the dangerous consequences of a repeal.

The good news is, not all members of Congress are power-hungry despots.  The House Freedom Caucus went to bat for the people, took on the leadership and the White House to deliver on their promise of a full repeal.  They called out Paul Ryan’s bill as a kickback to insurance lobbyists with a stability fund (bailout), a lapsed coverage surcharge of 30% (individual mandate), and essential benefits (mandated coverage).  They exposed a bill that took care of donors and did nothing to bring down costs, did nothing for the people. 

The Freedom Caucus now say they have a bill they can get behind, yet Obamacare is still breathing, still has a pulse.  They need to stay vigilant and drive a stake through this bill’s heart.  The House, the Senate, all who want a free market need to fight like hell to delete Obamacare from the system and get government out of the health care business. 

And if Congress can’t fully repeal Obamacare, then gut it, kill the taxes, remove mandates, leave only slivers of flesh clinging to dried up bones.  Because if Obamacare’s not repealed or mangled beyond recognition, it will be back. 

Then what will we do?  Where can we turn when the system fails us?  Unlike the British woman who flew here to save her life, we won’t have an America to save us.  No, if we get saddled with single-payer, we’ll have to accept government standards as the last word, even if it costs us our lives; our parents’ or spouses’ lives; or, God forbid, our children’s lives. 

The only way to defeat Obamacare is to defeat those who want to “keep” the good parts, want to “keep” any part.  Nothing we can do about Democrats – they’re all in for the coup.  But Republicans are political animals.  Don’t let them disappear in the crowd.  Call them out.  Name names.  Run ads in their districts and states that show their constituents how their representative or senator lied to them, promised to repeal, but refused to act when given the chance.  It may feel wrong to turn on fellow Republicans, but these people will defeat all of us if not stopped. 

You’re working hard, Mr. President, and accomplishing much.  But health care’s the most important legislation you’ll pass.  It’s our best chance to undo the Obamacare disaster, to pry our freedom from government clutches.  There’s still time to rescue our health care, but the window is closing.

So please, Mr. President, get us back to the best health care in the world.  Make our health care great again – as great as it was before. 



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Enough, Mr. President – time to walk


How did we get here?  How did the most powerful man in the world, a genius, a man devoted to the American people, get conned into working on Hillary’s plan and worse, promoting it as his own? 

President Trump went to Washington an outsider – no knowledge of congressional process, no time to learn.  To compensate, he surrounded himself with “experienced politicians” to guide him through the legislative maze.  That was his first mistake.

His second mistake was to embrace said establishment, to accept them into his inner circle.  Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and others in leadership are part of the GOP establishment (GOPe) that worked to defeat Donald Trump in the election.  These people reviled Trump, insulted him, spent millions to defeat him.  These are Republicans who risked a Hillary Clinton presidency to keep Trump out of the White House.  

Turns out they needn’t have worried.  President Trump appears to think he needs them more than they need him.  Sensing weakness, the establishment leverage their role in passing legislation to destroy the president’s agenda from within.  

And if the president questions their approach, they warn that he’ll never see his precious tax reform if he doesn’t let them butcher the Obamacare repeal first.  Everyone knows that tax relief is Trump’s baby, so this ransom strategy works like a charm. 

Why would they do this?  Where to start?  There are billionaire socialists who don’t want to relinquish their gains towards single-payer healthcare, corporate and technology giants on the “cheap labor express” who will pay for open borders, and “free traders” who want to keep selling America to the lowest bidder.  So many special interests, so little time.

Now President Trump seems to honestly believe that the GOP leadership wants to make America great again.  So he tasks Speaker Ryan to draft what will arguably be the most important legislation of his term: Obamacare repeal and replace.

Ryan jumps right in, huddles behind closed doors, delays showing the bill to Congress for as long as possible, then dusts off the “Better Way” plan and sells it to the president.  The “leaders” are all smiles when Ryan rolls out his bill, assured that it will sail through Congress.  Of course, it doesn’t.  In fact, a Republican civil war breaks out.   

The House Freedom Caucus; Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee, and Cotton; FreedomWorks; Club for Growth; and conservative talk show hosts including Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh are among the conservatives who have sent up warning flares on this bill.  Obamacare’s not repealed; it’s rejiggered.  Ryancare’s not a replacement – just another 100-page add-on.   

These conservatives are absolutely right to reject this bill.  President Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, not fix it.  That was Hillary’s line.  He campaigned on starting over with a free market, the ability to purchase plans across state lines to encourage competition and lower premiums, not government health care – again, Hillary’s choice.  And the president never talked about keeping Obamacare, tweaking it, or making it more palatable. 

So Paul Ryan takes a page from Democrats’ playbook to save Obamacare and passes it off as President Trump’s pledge to repeal it.  Yeah, conservatives aren’t so happy about that.

Speaker Ryan comes under pressure to defend his bill, so right after his fundraising breakfast with insurance lobbyists, he holds a press conference and gives a PowerPoint presentation.  He says full repeal’s not gonna happen, that Ryancare’s as close as we’ll ever get.  Then he informs us that this is a binary choice, as good as it gets.  Translation: take it or leave it – the Better Way or the highway. 

Speaker Ryan’s pitch has a familiar ring to it – have to pass as is, no time for real debate, get used to it.  Oh, yeah: Ryan’s 1.1-trillion-dollar omnibus, the bill that had to pass to avoid a (shudder) government shutdown.  That budget checked off every box on Obama’s list of demands and screwed conservatives in ways we didn’t know were possible. 

Now it’s déjà vu with Obamacare repeal, but this time, conservatives are standing their ground.  This isn’t another budget; it’s 20% of the economy.  It’s health care for 100% of Americans.  The people didn’t elect a Republican president, House, and Senate for more of the same.  The President promised to blow up the system, to give us a voice, and to never let us be silenced again.  Conservatives are standing by that promise. 

The GOPe have the advantage in this standoff because they’d rather snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and surrender all our gains from the 2016 elections than allow their power structure to be dismantled.  As usual, they say it’s their way or the Democrats will win.  But that’s a false choice, every GOPe victory has been another defeat for the voters, another victory for liberals.

The establishment have successfully boxed in the president on Obamacare.  They’ve told him repeal’s impossible, that the ability to buy insurance across state lines won’t happen, that it’s  legislatively impossible.  They’ve advised him that if he pursues those objectives, he’ll end up with nothing.  His promise to repeal Obamacare will fail.

But that’s not true, Mr. President – quite the opposite.  If you sign this bill in any form, you will break your promise to the people.  You never promised to fix Obamacare; you swore to  repeal Obamacare, blow it up, get rid of it, kill it, and drive a stake through its heart.  You promised to get government out of our healthcare, not to let them reposition so they can expand it down the road, so they can finally get their single-payer, just later than they’d hoped. 

I know the president is a deal-maker who takes pride in bringing people together, but that’s not what’s happening here.  He isn’t negotiating with CEOs who built empires on their word, or executives who negotiate binding agreements and sign ironclad contracts.  These are scheming, power-hungry politicians who do whatever’s necessary to keep and expand their power, promises be damned.

Now is the president’s best chance to win for the people.  He has the political capital, the leverage, and a Republican trifecta to negotiate his agenda.  But if the politicians are right, if we can’t repeal Obamacare with a Republican president, House, and Senate, then fine: let it implode.  Then maybe we can get to a full repeal. 

If the president lets the establishment win this round, it will be the first failure of his administration but not the last.  They’ll use his tax reform legislation to pay back donors, to fund their interests, to buy votes.  They’ll exploit his willingness to deal to give us yet another omnibus, necessary to get his military increases, his VA allowances, his infrastructure – but another blow to conservatives, to the debt, to our children and their future. 

This bill is bad news, and it’s just the beginning.  The president is dealing with swamp creatures who are circling for the kill.  He ought to save himself and climb out of the muck, save us, and take back control of his agenda. 

A wise man once said: 

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive. –Donald Trump

Walk away from the fake repeal, Mr. President.  Enough is enough.

I was reading an article on how Paul Ryan is schooling President Trump on politics.  My first reaction is always to defend the president, but as I read it, I realized it’s true.  Paul Ryan’s behind the wheel; President Trump’s in the passenger seat. 

Proof that Ryan’s in the driver’s seat is his health care bill.  Paul Ryan has managed to get the president on board for a bill that is essentially Hillarycare.  During the campaign, Trump promised to repeal Obamacare; Hillary wanted to keep it and fix the bad parts.  Well, hello! 

How did we get here?  How did the most powerful man in the world, a genius, a man devoted to the American people, get conned into working on Hillary’s plan and worse, promoting it as his own? 

President Trump went to Washington an outsider – no knowledge of congressional process, no time to learn.  To compensate, he surrounded himself with “experienced politicians” to guide him through the legislative maze.  That was his first mistake.

His second mistake was to embrace said establishment, to accept them into his inner circle.  Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and others in leadership are part of the GOP establishment (GOPe) that worked to defeat Donald Trump in the election.  These people reviled Trump, insulted him, spent millions to defeat him.  These are Republicans who risked a Hillary Clinton presidency to keep Trump out of the White House.  

Turns out they needn’t have worried.  President Trump appears to think he needs them more than they need him.  Sensing weakness, the establishment leverage their role in passing legislation to destroy the president’s agenda from within.  

And if the president questions their approach, they warn that he’ll never see his precious tax reform if he doesn’t let them butcher the Obamacare repeal first.  Everyone knows that tax relief is Trump’s baby, so this ransom strategy works like a charm. 

Why would they do this?  Where to start?  There are billionaire socialists who don’t want to relinquish their gains towards single-payer healthcare, corporate and technology giants on the “cheap labor express” who will pay for open borders, and “free traders” who want to keep selling America to the lowest bidder.  So many special interests, so little time.

Now President Trump seems to honestly believe that the GOP leadership wants to make America great again.  So he tasks Speaker Ryan to draft what will arguably be the most important legislation of his term: Obamacare repeal and replace.

Ryan jumps right in, huddles behind closed doors, delays showing the bill to Congress for as long as possible, then dusts off the “Better Way” plan and sells it to the president.  The “leaders” are all smiles when Ryan rolls out his bill, assured that it will sail through Congress.  Of course, it doesn’t.  In fact, a Republican civil war breaks out.   

The House Freedom Caucus; Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee, and Cotton; FreedomWorks; Club for Growth; and conservative talk show hosts including Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh are among the conservatives who have sent up warning flares on this bill.  Obamacare’s not repealed; it’s rejiggered.  Ryancare’s not a replacement – just another 100-page add-on.   

These conservatives are absolutely right to reject this bill.  President Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, not fix it.  That was Hillary’s line.  He campaigned on starting over with a free market, the ability to purchase plans across state lines to encourage competition and lower premiums, not government health care – again, Hillary’s choice.  And the president never talked about keeping Obamacare, tweaking it, or making it more palatable. 

So Paul Ryan takes a page from Democrats’ playbook to save Obamacare and passes it off as President Trump’s pledge to repeal it.  Yeah, conservatives aren’t so happy about that.

Speaker Ryan comes under pressure to defend his bill, so right after his fundraising breakfast with insurance lobbyists, he holds a press conference and gives a PowerPoint presentation.  He says full repeal’s not gonna happen, that Ryancare’s as close as we’ll ever get.  Then he informs us that this is a binary choice, as good as it gets.  Translation: take it or leave it – the Better Way or the highway. 

Speaker Ryan’s pitch has a familiar ring to it – have to pass as is, no time for real debate, get used to it.  Oh, yeah: Ryan’s 1.1-trillion-dollar omnibus, the bill that had to pass to avoid a (shudder) government shutdown.  That budget checked off every box on Obama’s list of demands and screwed conservatives in ways we didn’t know were possible. 

Now it’s déjà vu with Obamacare repeal, but this time, conservatives are standing their ground.  This isn’t another budget; it’s 20% of the economy.  It’s health care for 100% of Americans.  The people didn’t elect a Republican president, House, and Senate for more of the same.  The President promised to blow up the system, to give us a voice, and to never let us be silenced again.  Conservatives are standing by that promise. 

The GOPe have the advantage in this standoff because they’d rather snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and surrender all our gains from the 2016 elections than allow their power structure to be dismantled.  As usual, they say it’s their way or the Democrats will win.  But that’s a false choice, every GOPe victory has been another defeat for the voters, another victory for liberals.

The establishment have successfully boxed in the president on Obamacare.  They’ve told him repeal’s impossible, that the ability to buy insurance across state lines won’t happen, that it’s  legislatively impossible.  They’ve advised him that if he pursues those objectives, he’ll end up with nothing.  His promise to repeal Obamacare will fail.

But that’s not true, Mr. President – quite the opposite.  If you sign this bill in any form, you will break your promise to the people.  You never promised to fix Obamacare; you swore to  repeal Obamacare, blow it up, get rid of it, kill it, and drive a stake through its heart.  You promised to get government out of our healthcare, not to let them reposition so they can expand it down the road, so they can finally get their single-payer, just later than they’d hoped. 

I know the president is a deal-maker who takes pride in bringing people together, but that’s not what’s happening here.  He isn’t negotiating with CEOs who built empires on their word, or executives who negotiate binding agreements and sign ironclad contracts.  These are scheming, power-hungry politicians who do whatever’s necessary to keep and expand their power, promises be damned.

Now is the president’s best chance to win for the people.  He has the political capital, the leverage, and a Republican trifecta to negotiate his agenda.  But if the politicians are right, if we can’t repeal Obamacare with a Republican president, House, and Senate, then fine: let it implode.  Then maybe we can get to a full repeal. 

If the president lets the establishment win this round, it will be the first failure of his administration but not the last.  They’ll use his tax reform legislation to pay back donors, to fund their interests, to buy votes.  They’ll exploit his willingness to deal to give us yet another omnibus, necessary to get his military increases, his VA allowances, his infrastructure – but another blow to conservatives, to the debt, to our children and their future. 

This bill is bad news, and it’s just the beginning.  The president is dealing with swamp creatures who are circling for the kill.  He ought to save himself and climb out of the muck, save us, and take back control of his agenda. 

A wise man once said: 

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive. –Donald Trump

Walk away from the fake repeal, Mr. President.  Enough is enough.



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