Category: Rabbi Dov Fischer

What? You Mean They Don't Care about Democrat Investigations…Again?



Didn’t the voters in Georgia know that Chuck Schumer believes that Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to win the 2016 Presidential election against Hillary Clinton?


Looks like no one really cares.  And looks like Americans see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of our taxes and national resources.


Didn’t the voters know that Michael Flynn was forced to resign months ago because he had not been square with Vice President Mike Pence when asked whether he had spoken with Russian government representatives before President Trump took office?


Didn’t the voters benefit from $50 million spent, much from outside the District, to educate them that The Resistance is ready?


Didn’t the voters know that Congress has been holding hearings to find out whether anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians?


Didn’t the voters know that Attorney General Jeff Sessions felt he had to recuse himself from investigating collusion charges because there were other charges floating that he himself had spoken to a Russian ambassador in the United States?


Haven’t the voters seen Attorney General Sessions being grilled on television by Democratic Party United States Senators?


Looks like no one really cares.  And looks like Americans see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of out taxes and national resources.


Didn’t the voters know that James Comey now is a favorite of Democrats, as the former FBI Director testified with all sorts of innuendoes against President Trump and his supporters?


Don’t the voters know that there now is a Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, looking into all sorts of things concerning the Trump White House, or whatever?


Didn’t the voters know that Kellyanne Conway once jokingly told the public from the White House that she endorses Ivanka Trump clothing products?


Didn’t the voters know that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has done business with Russians?


Don’t the voters know that the Trump White House regularly is lampooned by “Saturday Night Live” and Stephen Colbert?


Looks like no one really cares.  And looks like Americans see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of out taxes and national resources.

From the day that we elected President Donald Trump over a self-obsessed, power-driven, and lying former First Lady and miserably incompetent former Secretary of State who shattered our national foreign footprint rather than any glass ceilings, whose contributions to American leadership included a failed healthcare program that she fatally convinced her husband to promote until its doom, and later a failed series of foreign policy disasters that she helped convince the empty-suit who beat her for the Presidency in 2008 to pursue until others encountered doom, the media and the Democrats have not given Donald Trump a day of fairness.  Not a day, not a single 24-hour period, to simply pursue his vision for a greater America.

Despite that nearly unprecedented attack and five months of their anti-Trump vitriol and investigations and rumors and leaks and even hints of impeachment, this president has continued to lead.  In only five months, he has straightened out the United States Supreme Court by naming one of the finest jurists of our generation, someone so impeccable that Democrats could not dent Neil Gorsuch’s armor even as Republicans marveled at his fidelity to the Constitution and to the Framers’ vision, to fill out the Court.  And the president has begun proceeding to name judges to the 129 other open federal judicial seats that can straighten out the federal district courts that conduct trials and the federal appellate courts that ultimately settle most of America’s laws.

Notwithstanding a five-month war of hate against a fundamemntally good man, with a fundamentally good heart and a vision to make this country great again, to repair the extraordinary damage to America’s foreign and world leadership posture, while fixing all that ails us at home, the president has moved, as quickly as his opponents could be sidestepped, to fulfill one important campaign promise after another.  He has approved the Keystone XL pipeline.  He has issued executive orders reversing a universe of Obama regulations that had handcuffed the American economy, suffocated business, and stifled the American labor force.  He has begun liberating America’s own natural sources of energy from decades of Democrat regulation that gave the Saudis and Kuwaitis and Venezuelans and so many other hostile countries that are not our friends and that mean us no good – and that do not care a whit about the environment, nor impose any meaningful environmental oversight on oil and gas extraction in  their countries – and he has opened new doors for the development and extraction and production of American energy, American oil, American natural gas, American clean coal.

He has opened bidding by inviting submissions for building a wall on our Southern border with Mexico, and his mere strength of presence has resulted in an unprecedented reduction in illegal crossings into our country from across that border.  No wall – just a real president, with a real Attorney General, and a real Justice Department and a real Homeland Security team ready to enforce the laws already on America’s books – and illegal immigration has dropped like an Acme anvil in a Warner Brothers cartoon.  Real ICE raids that finally have given law enforcement confidence and belief that the people whom they round up actually will be deported, not just set free in exchange for a blatantly false promise to appear months later at a court hearing that everyone would know would never happen.

Under brutal non-stop attack from Schumer and Pelosi and their shills at CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the entire left-wing apparatus – an attack so brutal that it has extended to the worst calumny and defamation, lies and libel and slander that go just to the limits of “New York Times malice,” even to portrayals of suggested assassination in New York theatrical productions – this President has forged new relationships overseas.  Our real friends – nations like England and Japan and and Israel – no longer are the pinatas for an Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy.  Other friends – nations like Germany and France – have had to get used to a new playing field where, although the friendship and allegiances remain as strong as ever, now they and their cohorts have to pay their fair share of the bills, put up their fair share of the blood and sweat, and understand that they no longer have a kneeling, prostrating, apologizing “rock star” to tickle but a real American president to deal with.  So maybe President Trump is not as popular with the Europeans as Obama was.  Maybe they do not like when he asks them to pay the bills they have contracted to pay, and maybe they do not like when he tells them that he will not march America down Obama’s ridiculous and nonsensical dance to tie the hands of American power and industry to some blindsided environmental agreements.  So our president is not as popular with the Europeans as was Obama.  And America is not as popular.  Well, we voters are not Europeans, and he is popular with us.

But when the Russians over whom those Democrats now obsess – but whom Obama always considered irrelevant as he and his Hillary Re-set gave Vladimir Putin the Crimea, part of Ukraine, and a new foothold in the Middle East – threaten European sovereignty, to whom will those Angela Merkels and Emmanuel Macrons silently give thanks and beg for protection?  They will give thanks that Trump is in the White House leading the Western alliance and the resolve of freedom, rather than an Obama who responded to the rise of ISIS by joking that they merely were a junior varsity and to the terrorist massacres in Paris by sending John Kerry and James Taylor abroad to ride bicycles and sing “You’ve Got a Friend.”

The voters in Georgia knew that their prior President went to Castro’s Cuba, where he danced the salsa in front of a cutthroat while others were being murdered in Europe.  A president who genuflected and bent the head and knee for Arab oil sheiks.  A president who led from behind in Benghazi, even as American heroes and patriots died and Hillary thereafter lied to their families and the American people while secretly admitting to her daughter that our finest had been murdered by Arab Islamists on a 9-11 attack and not by a YouTube video that almost no one saw.

Those Georgia voters knew that, for the past five months, they instead have had a president who is reversing Obama’s Cuba policies at breathtaking speed, restoring America’s commitment to freedom and human rights in the Western hemisphere.  A President who has traveled to Saudi Arabia, met with Arab world leaders, and proved that America can have strategic alliances even with countries that do not share our values, but on our terms.  We set the terms for such alliances.  We – not they – make clear where we will compromise for our strategic purposes and where we will not bend.  Unlike Obama, who began his presidency by traveling to Cairo and begging the Arab world for forgiveness – and who was repaid for his sycophancy with eight years of ISIS and Benghazi and a complete breakdown of all that our armed forces finally had achieved during the Surge in Iraq – this President went to the Arab world, challenging them to join us in fighting Arab Islamic terror, making no apologies nor excuses for maintaining a deep friendship with Israel as an ally of truly shared values – and still emerged with standing ovations and respect.  Because people overseas respect American strength, and they longed for it after eight years of a pretender who was in way over his head, though he crooned with Jay-Z and always was cheered on by an adoring and adulating media who experienceds thrills in their legs and brain freezes as he tore down so much of what made us great.

The Democrats spent an unholy fortune in Georgia these past several months, seeking to wrest that House seat from the Republicans, just as they have tried in Kansas and Montana and South Carolina.  The political obituaries for President Trump already had been written for the night that Democrat Jon Ossoff had beaten the Republican, ready for publication as soon as that Bernie Sanders leftist would win the House seat that had been in GOP hands.  If ever the Devil went down to Georgia, it was during the parade of American leftist media camping out to tell a story of the demise of the Trump Presidency, the end of the Republican Congress, the return of the Weak.  Maxine Waters surely had the Bills of Impeachment ready, perhaps delayed only because still working on spelling the harder words like “Bill” and “of.”  Nancy Pelosi surely was being prepared with extra Vitamin B12 to get on the rostrum and try to generate five or ten minutes of quasi-coherence, describing the great new Democrat wave.

But, instead, the Republican won.  Again.  After five months of the media telling us that Americans are tired of Trump, regret Trump, care all about James Comey and investigating Attorney-General Sessions and investigating Jared Kushner and investigating Mike Flynn and investigating Donald Trump, it turns out that American voters do not care a whit about all that Washington Insider nonsense.

Americans want jobs.  Americans want a federal judiciary that represents our values.  Americans want European initiatives to remain in Europe, and we want them to pay their promised bills, just as each of us does every day in our own lives.  Americans want clean oil and gas and coal that comes from our shores, that employs our citizens, and that keeps those assets at home, instead of importing foreign energy and paying tyrants for the privilege to send them our money in return for their truly dirty resources.  We want lower taxes, an end to Obamacare, an America where we can keep our doctors once again and pay only for the health coverage options we want.  We do not want to pay for Sandra Fluke’s condoms until she pays for our acetaminophen and ibuprofen and Band-aids.  We do not want to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortions, only their family planning and social counseling.  We want criminals who are not rightly in America to be thrown out of this country.  We want no part of international trade agreements that worry about every other country but our own, nor any part of environmental accords that choke off our industries while allowing China and India and the rest of the world to pollute without compunction.  We do not mind working with China, and delaying calling them on currency manipulation and trade violations, if they truly come through tit-for-tat in managing that maniac in North Korea.  And if they fail us, there is time to call them on currency manipulation and to change the rules of international trade to be fair again.  We are done with free trade agreements that do not protect our workers and Trans-Pacific deals that sell out our interests to curry favor with those who do not care about our interests.

In short, no one who previously has supported President Trump really cares about all the nonsense that consumes the Washington Beltway.  We see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of our taxes and national resources, with one bogus investigation after another.  We just want the Congress – and particularly the Republicans whom we elected to work with President Trump –  to do what we sent them there to do: lower taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare, get the Southern border under control, reverse the Obama era regulations, liberate American energy, maintain a strong world footprint fostering strength and power without sending our boys into new military adventures that we have no business wasting our resources over.  Get the government working for us, start rebuilding the American infrastructure that Democrats and Republicans have allowed to decay while wasting decades building bridges to nowhere and conducting endless investigations over things we do not care about.

What?  Karen Handel beat that Democrat in the race for Sixth Congressional District in Georgia ?


How could that be?  How could that posssibly be?  Five straight Republican Congressional wins in races against Democrats?


Didn’t the voters in Georgia know that Chuck Schumer believes that Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to win the 2016 Presidential election against Hillary Clinton?


Looks like no one really cares.  And looks like Americans see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of our taxes and national resources.


Didn’t the voters know that Michael Flynn was forced to resign months ago because he had not been square with Vice President Mike Pence when asked whether he had spoken with Russian government representatives before President Trump took office?


Didn’t the voters benefit from $50 million spent, much from outside the District, to educate them that The Resistance is ready?


Didn’t the voters know that Congress has been holding hearings to find out whether anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians?


Didn’t the voters know that Attorney General Jeff Sessions felt he had to recuse himself from investigating collusion charges because there were other charges floating that he himself had spoken to a Russian ambassador in the United States?


Haven’t the voters seen Attorney General Sessions being grilled on television by Democratic Party United States Senators?


Looks like no one really cares.  And looks like Americans see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of out taxes and national resources.


Didn’t the voters know that James Comey now is a favorite of Democrats, as the former FBI Director testified with all sorts of innuendoes against President Trump and his supporters?


Don’t the voters know that there now is a Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, looking into all sorts of things concerning the Trump White House, or whatever?


Didn’t the voters know that Kellyanne Conway once jokingly told the public from the White House that she endorses Ivanka Trump clothing products?


Didn’t the voters know that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has done business with Russians?


Don’t the voters know that the Trump White House regularly is lampooned by “Saturday Night Live” and Stephen Colbert?


Looks like no one really cares.  And looks like Americans see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of out taxes and national resources.

From the day that we elected President Donald Trump over a self-obsessed, power-driven, and lying former First Lady and miserably incompetent former Secretary of State who shattered our national foreign footprint rather than any glass ceilings, whose contributions to American leadership included a failed healthcare program that she fatally convinced her husband to promote until its doom, and later a failed series of foreign policy disasters that she helped convince the empty-suit who beat her for the Presidency in 2008 to pursue until others encountered doom, the media and the Democrats have not given Donald Trump a day of fairness.  Not a day, not a single 24-hour period, to simply pursue his vision for a greater America.

Despite that nearly unprecedented attack and five months of their anti-Trump vitriol and investigations and rumors and leaks and even hints of impeachment, this president has continued to lead.  In only five months, he has straightened out the United States Supreme Court by naming one of the finest jurists of our generation, someone so impeccable that Democrats could not dent Neil Gorsuch’s armor even as Republicans marveled at his fidelity to the Constitution and to the Framers’ vision, to fill out the Court.  And the president has begun proceeding to name judges to the 129 other open federal judicial seats that can straighten out the federal district courts that conduct trials and the federal appellate courts that ultimately settle most of America’s laws.

Notwithstanding a five-month war of hate against a fundamemntally good man, with a fundamentally good heart and a vision to make this country great again, to repair the extraordinary damage to America’s foreign and world leadership posture, while fixing all that ails us at home, the president has moved, as quickly as his opponents could be sidestepped, to fulfill one important campaign promise after another.  He has approved the Keystone XL pipeline.  He has issued executive orders reversing a universe of Obama regulations that had handcuffed the American economy, suffocated business, and stifled the American labor force.  He has begun liberating America’s own natural sources of energy from decades of Democrat regulation that gave the Saudis and Kuwaitis and Venezuelans and so many other hostile countries that are not our friends and that mean us no good – and that do not care a whit about the environment, nor impose any meaningful environmental oversight on oil and gas extraction in  their countries – and he has opened new doors for the development and extraction and production of American energy, American oil, American natural gas, American clean coal.

He has opened bidding by inviting submissions for building a wall on our Southern border with Mexico, and his mere strength of presence has resulted in an unprecedented reduction in illegal crossings into our country from across that border.  No wall – just a real president, with a real Attorney General, and a real Justice Department and a real Homeland Security team ready to enforce the laws already on America’s books – and illegal immigration has dropped like an Acme anvil in a Warner Brothers cartoon.  Real ICE raids that finally have given law enforcement confidence and belief that the people whom they round up actually will be deported, not just set free in exchange for a blatantly false promise to appear months later at a court hearing that everyone would know would never happen.

Under brutal non-stop attack from Schumer and Pelosi and their shills at CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the entire left-wing apparatus – an attack so brutal that it has extended to the worst calumny and defamation, lies and libel and slander that go just to the limits of “New York Times malice,” even to portrayals of suggested assassination in New York theatrical productions – this President has forged new relationships overseas.  Our real friends – nations like England and Japan and and Israel – no longer are the pinatas for an Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy.  Other friends – nations like Germany and France – have had to get used to a new playing field where, although the friendship and allegiances remain as strong as ever, now they and their cohorts have to pay their fair share of the bills, put up their fair share of the blood and sweat, and understand that they no longer have a kneeling, prostrating, apologizing “rock star” to tickle but a real American president to deal with.  So maybe President Trump is not as popular with the Europeans as Obama was.  Maybe they do not like when he asks them to pay the bills they have contracted to pay, and maybe they do not like when he tells them that he will not march America down Obama’s ridiculous and nonsensical dance to tie the hands of American power and industry to some blindsided environmental agreements.  So our president is not as popular with the Europeans as was Obama.  And America is not as popular.  Well, we voters are not Europeans, and he is popular with us.

But when the Russians over whom those Democrats now obsess – but whom Obama always considered irrelevant as he and his Hillary Re-set gave Vladimir Putin the Crimea, part of Ukraine, and a new foothold in the Middle East – threaten European sovereignty, to whom will those Angela Merkels and Emmanuel Macrons silently give thanks and beg for protection?  They will give thanks that Trump is in the White House leading the Western alliance and the resolve of freedom, rather than an Obama who responded to the rise of ISIS by joking that they merely were a junior varsity and to the terrorist massacres in Paris by sending John Kerry and James Taylor abroad to ride bicycles and sing “You’ve Got a Friend.”

The voters in Georgia knew that their prior President went to Castro’s Cuba, where he danced the salsa in front of a cutthroat while others were being murdered in Europe.  A president who genuflected and bent the head and knee for Arab oil sheiks.  A president who led from behind in Benghazi, even as American heroes and patriots died and Hillary thereafter lied to their families and the American people while secretly admitting to her daughter that our finest had been murdered by Arab Islamists on a 9-11 attack and not by a YouTube video that almost no one saw.

Those Georgia voters knew that, for the past five months, they instead have had a president who is reversing Obama’s Cuba policies at breathtaking speed, restoring America’s commitment to freedom and human rights in the Western hemisphere.  A President who has traveled to Saudi Arabia, met with Arab world leaders, and proved that America can have strategic alliances even with countries that do not share our values, but on our terms.  We set the terms for such alliances.  We – not they – make clear where we will compromise for our strategic purposes and where we will not bend.  Unlike Obama, who began his presidency by traveling to Cairo and begging the Arab world for forgiveness – and who was repaid for his sycophancy with eight years of ISIS and Benghazi and a complete breakdown of all that our armed forces finally had achieved during the Surge in Iraq – this President went to the Arab world, challenging them to join us in fighting Arab Islamic terror, making no apologies nor excuses for maintaining a deep friendship with Israel as an ally of truly shared values – and still emerged with standing ovations and respect.  Because people overseas respect American strength, and they longed for it after eight years of a pretender who was in way over his head, though he crooned with Jay-Z and always was cheered on by an adoring and adulating media who experienceds thrills in their legs and brain freezes as he tore down so much of what made us great.

The Democrats spent an unholy fortune in Georgia these past several months, seeking to wrest that House seat from the Republicans, just as they have tried in Kansas and Montana and South Carolina.  The political obituaries for President Trump already had been written for the night that Democrat Jon Ossoff had beaten the Republican, ready for publication as soon as that Bernie Sanders leftist would win the House seat that had been in GOP hands.  If ever the Devil went down to Georgia, it was during the parade of American leftist media camping out to tell a story of the demise of the Trump Presidency, the end of the Republican Congress, the return of the Weak.  Maxine Waters surely had the Bills of Impeachment ready, perhaps delayed only because still working on spelling the harder words like “Bill” and “of.”  Nancy Pelosi surely was being prepared with extra Vitamin B12 to get on the rostrum and try to generate five or ten minutes of quasi-coherence, describing the great new Democrat wave.

But, instead, the Republican won.  Again.  After five months of the media telling us that Americans are tired of Trump, regret Trump, care all about James Comey and investigating Attorney-General Sessions and investigating Jared Kushner and investigating Mike Flynn and investigating Donald Trump, it turns out that American voters do not care a whit about all that Washington Insider nonsense.

Americans want jobs.  Americans want a federal judiciary that represents our values.  Americans want European initiatives to remain in Europe, and we want them to pay their promised bills, just as each of us does every day in our own lives.  Americans want clean oil and gas and coal that comes from our shores, that employs our citizens, and that keeps those assets at home, instead of importing foreign energy and paying tyrants for the privilege to send them our money in return for their truly dirty resources.  We want lower taxes, an end to Obamacare, an America where we can keep our doctors once again and pay only for the health coverage options we want.  We do not want to pay for Sandra Fluke’s condoms until she pays for our acetaminophen and ibuprofen and Band-aids.  We do not want to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortions, only their family planning and social counseling.  We want criminals who are not rightly in America to be thrown out of this country.  We want no part of international trade agreements that worry about every other country but our own, nor any part of environmental accords that choke off our industries while allowing China and India and the rest of the world to pollute without compunction.  We do not mind working with China, and delaying calling them on currency manipulation and trade violations, if they truly come through tit-for-tat in managing that maniac in North Korea.  And if they fail us, there is time to call them on currency manipulation and to change the rules of international trade to be fair again.  We are done with free trade agreements that do not protect our workers and Trans-Pacific deals that sell out our interests to curry favor with those who do not care about our interests.

In short, no one who previously has supported President Trump really cares about all the nonsense that consumes the Washington Beltway.  We see through the nonsense and the enormous waste of our taxes and national resources, with one bogus investigation after another.  We just want the Congress – and particularly the Republicans whom we elected to work with President Trump –  to do what we sent them there to do: lower taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare, get the Southern border under control, reverse the Obama era regulations, liberate American energy, maintain a strong world footprint fostering strength and power without sending our boys into new military adventures that we have no business wasting our resources over.  Get the government working for us, start rebuilding the American infrastructure that Democrats and Republicans have allowed to decay while wasting decades building bridges to nowhere and conducting endless investigations over things we do not care about.



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A Number-by-Number Review of How the Comey Flap Went Down


2. Comey did not trust Donald Trump, regarded him as a liar, and therefore wrote copious notes of meetings with the president.

3. Trump told Comey that Flynn is a nice guy, so Trump hoped Comey would not investigate Flynn.

4. Comey felt uneasy about that request but did not feel strong enough to tell the president so.

5. The president never asked Comey to stop or stall or even pause the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, nor did he intimate that Comey should do so.

6. Comey leaked his notes to the NYT through a middleman.

7. Last year, Comey was directed by Loretta Lynch to speak of the Hillary email criminal investigation not as an “investigation,” but as a “matter.”  In fact, it was an ongoing criminal investigation.

8. Comey felt queasy about Lynch’s directive, so he jumped the gun on the Justice Department and held his own press conference to report on the Hillary investigation and even arrogated to himself the authority to make his own call as to whether a prosecutor would convene a grand jury.

9. A substantial number of media reports about the White House and the Russian investigation, based supposedly on unnamed leakers within the intelligence community, continually have been outright false because those in the know do not secretly talk to the media, and those who secretly talk to the media are not in the know.

Here is what this means:

1. The head of the FBI must be strong enough to stand up to a president – not to hate him or oppose him, but to stand his own ground respectfully.

2. Comey is not made of that stuff, by his own admission.

3. Therefore, by his own unintentional admission, Comey is unsuited to head the FBI.

4. Someone who has a history of never lying probably has not lied when a question arises as to his or her veracity.

5. Someone who has a background of lying may well be assumed to be lying on other matters when a question arises as to veracity.

6. Trump speaks falsely so often – even when he does not have to – that he probably does not even realize he is lying, and when he does speak falsely, it may well be unintentional and pathological, but not intentionally to deceive or lie.

7. Comey now admits that he leaks.  Someone who admits, on the one occasion when he is asked under oath, that he directed leaking of secret FBI-related stuff to the New York Times may well be assumed to have an ongoing history of leaking confidential material to news media like the Times.

8. In an FBI where the director leaks to the news media, the whole cockamamie spy organization may be understood to be permeated with a culture of permissive leaking.

9. For this reason, too, Comey needed to be fired long ago.

10. Comey does not trust Donald Trump, does not like Donald Trump, regards him as a liar, and is suspicious of Trump to the point of Comey documenting his private meetings with the president.

11. Someone with that degree of bias against President Trump, even if such personal bias be warranted, cannot honestly conduct an impartial investigation that looks at Mr. Trump or his White House.

12. Therefore, Comey had to be replaced because he cannot be trusted to conduct an impartial investigation.

13. Comey seems to have leaked to the media everything about the FBI’s investigations and concerns regarding these matters except for the fact and disclosure that President Trump has not been and was not being investigated for anything.

14. George H.W. Bush pardoned the despicable Caspar Weinberger just before Weinberger went on trial.  President Trump can pardon Flynn any time he wants – before trial, during trial, after trial.  There could not possibly have been any constitutional overstepping for Trump, who could instantly legally stop a Flynn investigation on a dime, to say, essentially, “I hope you can find a way to leave my friend, who is a good guy, alone.”

15. New Yorkers speak directly.  Midwesterners, by contrast, speak indirectly.  People in Britain, by further contrast, are even less direct.  Those styles are matters of culture.  When a British person says, “I hope you will not investigate,” he or she means: “I expect you not to investigate.”  When an American Midwesterner says, “I hope you will not investigate,” it is impossible to know what the person really is saying; it is about playing mind games.  But when a New Yorker from Brooklyn or Queens says, “I hope you will not investigate,” he or she means: “It is my sincere hope that you will not investigate.”  That is, if a New Yorker from Brooklyn or Queens wants to say: “I expect you not to investigate,” he or she will say: “You better not investigate if you know what’s good for you.”  Trump is from those inner boroughs.  When he said “hope,” he was expressing his hope.

16. Comey never leaked about the pressure to which he was subjected by the Obama White House to ease off on Hillary Clinton’s crimes.  She committed clear crimes in disclosing certain of her top-secret emails and in removing secure federal electronic documents from her office.

17. The middleman through whom Comey leaked, a Columbia University law professor, may well have committed a crime by participating actively in the leaking.  Time will tell.

18. Until recently, the Democrats hated Comey more than did the Republicans, and they wanted him fired immediately, too.

19. None of this nonsense parallels Watergate in any way.  In Watergate, there was a criminal break-in.  Here, there is nothing – just an innocently undisciplined and brash president with a fundamentally good heart and honest intentions to make America great again, but who unfortunately lost tons of good will by conducting himself disgracefully during campaign debates and throughout the election year, insulting and calling people names, lying about people like Ted Cruz’s father, and laying the groundwork to be dragged through mud once elected – something that would not have been possible with more decently behaved Republicans like Mitt Romey and John McCain.

20. The reality is that the American people chose not to elect a Mitt Romney or a John McCain, but instead opted for a bull in search of a china shop.  The voters came out to vote for this guy.

21. When the Democrats took down Richard Nixon, they replaced a pseudo-conservative who had engaged in détente with Soviet Russia and rapprochement with Communist China, who had implemented wage and price controls, and who named liberal Supreme Court justices after he botched up two consecutive picks.  We ended up with Gerald Ford, who was a decent and honest conservative but who was not suited to be president, because Nixon’s first vice president, Spiro Agnew, was really a crook.

22. If the Democrats ever took down this president – and they will not – he would be succeeded by a rock-solid presidential-quality fundamental conservative who also would make America great again by following virtually the same political agenda as Trump, only without the ruckus and tweets, but with dignity, fear of G-d, uncommon humility, and loyalty to the Constitution.  And if he were to rise to that post and name Mike Huckabee as his vice president, not only could we see this country’s economy become great again and its military might become great again…but we even could see this country’s moral fiber and its social character become great again.

23. That Pence-Huckabee development has to wait nearly eight years, until after President Trump concludes his second term. 

Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney and adjunct professor of law, is a senior rabbinic fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values and congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations.  He has been chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America.  His writings have appeared in The Weekly Standard, National Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, American Greatness, Frontpage Magazine, American Thinker, and Israel National News.  Other of his writings are collected at www.rabbidov.com.

So, let’s review what we heard:

1. The President was not a target of any investigation.

2. Comey did not trust Donald Trump, regarded him as a liar, and therefore wrote copious notes of meetings with the president.

3. Trump told Comey that Flynn is a nice guy, so Trump hoped Comey would not investigate Flynn.

4. Comey felt uneasy about that request but did not feel strong enough to tell the president so.

5. The president never asked Comey to stop or stall or even pause the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, nor did he intimate that Comey should do so.

6. Comey leaked his notes to the NYT through a middleman.

7. Last year, Comey was directed by Loretta Lynch to speak of the Hillary email criminal investigation not as an “investigation,” but as a “matter.”  In fact, it was an ongoing criminal investigation.

8. Comey felt queasy about Lynch’s directive, so he jumped the gun on the Justice Department and held his own press conference to report on the Hillary investigation and even arrogated to himself the authority to make his own call as to whether a prosecutor would convene a grand jury.

9. A substantial number of media reports about the White House and the Russian investigation, based supposedly on unnamed leakers within the intelligence community, continually have been outright false because those in the know do not secretly talk to the media, and those who secretly talk to the media are not in the know.

Here is what this means:

1. The head of the FBI must be strong enough to stand up to a president – not to hate him or oppose him, but to stand his own ground respectfully.

2. Comey is not made of that stuff, by his own admission.

3. Therefore, by his own unintentional admission, Comey is unsuited to head the FBI.

4. Someone who has a history of never lying probably has not lied when a question arises as to his or her veracity.

5. Someone who has a background of lying may well be assumed to be lying on other matters when a question arises as to veracity.

6. Trump speaks falsely so often – even when he does not have to – that he probably does not even realize he is lying, and when he does speak falsely, it may well be unintentional and pathological, but not intentionally to deceive or lie.

7. Comey now admits that he leaks.  Someone who admits, on the one occasion when he is asked under oath, that he directed leaking of secret FBI-related stuff to the New York Times may well be assumed to have an ongoing history of leaking confidential material to news media like the Times.

8. In an FBI where the director leaks to the news media, the whole cockamamie spy organization may be understood to be permeated with a culture of permissive leaking.

9. For this reason, too, Comey needed to be fired long ago.

10. Comey does not trust Donald Trump, does not like Donald Trump, regards him as a liar, and is suspicious of Trump to the point of Comey documenting his private meetings with the president.

11. Someone with that degree of bias against President Trump, even if such personal bias be warranted, cannot honestly conduct an impartial investigation that looks at Mr. Trump or his White House.

12. Therefore, Comey had to be replaced because he cannot be trusted to conduct an impartial investigation.

13. Comey seems to have leaked to the media everything about the FBI’s investigations and concerns regarding these matters except for the fact and disclosure that President Trump has not been and was not being investigated for anything.

14. George H.W. Bush pardoned the despicable Caspar Weinberger just before Weinberger went on trial.  President Trump can pardon Flynn any time he wants – before trial, during trial, after trial.  There could not possibly have been any constitutional overstepping for Trump, who could instantly legally stop a Flynn investigation on a dime, to say, essentially, “I hope you can find a way to leave my friend, who is a good guy, alone.”

15. New Yorkers speak directly.  Midwesterners, by contrast, speak indirectly.  People in Britain, by further contrast, are even less direct.  Those styles are matters of culture.  When a British person says, “I hope you will not investigate,” he or she means: “I expect you not to investigate.”  When an American Midwesterner says, “I hope you will not investigate,” it is impossible to know what the person really is saying; it is about playing mind games.  But when a New Yorker from Brooklyn or Queens says, “I hope you will not investigate,” he or she means: “It is my sincere hope that you will not investigate.”  That is, if a New Yorker from Brooklyn or Queens wants to say: “I expect you not to investigate,” he or she will say: “You better not investigate if you know what’s good for you.”  Trump is from those inner boroughs.  When he said “hope,” he was expressing his hope.

16. Comey never leaked about the pressure to which he was subjected by the Obama White House to ease off on Hillary Clinton’s crimes.  She committed clear crimes in disclosing certain of her top-secret emails and in removing secure federal electronic documents from her office.

17. The middleman through whom Comey leaked, a Columbia University law professor, may well have committed a crime by participating actively in the leaking.  Time will tell.

18. Until recently, the Democrats hated Comey more than did the Republicans, and they wanted him fired immediately, too.

19. None of this nonsense parallels Watergate in any way.  In Watergate, there was a criminal break-in.  Here, there is nothing – just an innocently undisciplined and brash president with a fundamentally good heart and honest intentions to make America great again, but who unfortunately lost tons of good will by conducting himself disgracefully during campaign debates and throughout the election year, insulting and calling people names, lying about people like Ted Cruz’s father, and laying the groundwork to be dragged through mud once elected – something that would not have been possible with more decently behaved Republicans like Mitt Romey and John McCain.

20. The reality is that the American people chose not to elect a Mitt Romney or a John McCain, but instead opted for a bull in search of a china shop.  The voters came out to vote for this guy.

21. When the Democrats took down Richard Nixon, they replaced a pseudo-conservative who had engaged in détente with Soviet Russia and rapprochement with Communist China, who had implemented wage and price controls, and who named liberal Supreme Court justices after he botched up two consecutive picks.  We ended up with Gerald Ford, who was a decent and honest conservative but who was not suited to be president, because Nixon’s first vice president, Spiro Agnew, was really a crook.

22. If the Democrats ever took down this president – and they will not – he would be succeeded by a rock-solid presidential-quality fundamental conservative who also would make America great again by following virtually the same political agenda as Trump, only without the ruckus and tweets, but with dignity, fear of G-d, uncommon humility, and loyalty to the Constitution.  And if he were to rise to that post and name Mike Huckabee as his vice president, not only could we see this country’s economy become great again and its military might become great again…but we even could see this country’s moral fiber and its social character become great again.

23. That Pence-Huckabee development has to wait nearly eight years, until after President Trump concludes his second term. 

Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney and adjunct professor of law, is a senior rabbinic fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values and congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations.  He has been chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America.  His writings have appeared in The Weekly Standard, National Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, American Greatness, Frontpage Magazine, American Thinker, and Israel National News.  Other of his writings are collected at www.rabbidov.com.



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Finally: Time for Trump to Put Whining Democrats in Their Place


In the synagogue business, the few rabbis who are unfortunate enough to practice at one of the few undesirable congregations with grumbling and carping congregants (probably not at all different from what some similarly unfortunate pastors encounter among those outlier church flocks pocked with sociologically pathological congregants) are told that nothing puts the grumbles to an end like a successful building campaign.  Just get everyone absorbed with raising funds and building something – anything: a wing, an annex, a revamp of the whole building, a re-furnishing of the sanctuary…just get them all busy on a project, building something, doing something.  Keep them busy with something constructive, and they will stop grousing.

We call it the “Edifice Complex.”

No fair observer can doubt that President Trump is a victim of a merciless witch hunt, with no end in sight until he is back hosting The Apprentice.  Remarkably, his approval ratings remain steady around 39 percent, the same number from before “Comey” this and “Flynn” that, before head counts at inaugurations and leaked phone calls to Australian and Mexican heads of government.  All the witch-hunting has solidified his base, and it has moved mild supporters into his camp.  Recently, Ann Coulter titled a weekly column “Every Time I Try to Be Mad at Trump, the Media Pull Me Back.”    

Amen.

As the president continued his travels abroad from the respective centers of the world’s three most influential religions to NATO world leaders, the media followed, seeking to portray him as a rube on foreign affairs, much as they have tried to depict him on domestic matters.  We needed not doubt that, by the time he returned, the left-Democrat “Resistance” and their media stooges would be accusing Trump of having sown discord abroad, even as his supporters exhaled with joy that, finally, a strong voice of American pride had traveled overseas to assert American greatness.

The media loved the Obama model for world leadership.  In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, send John Kerry to France with James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Obama meeting with Russians, asking them to tell “Vladimir” that Obama will cut sucker deals that hurt America after he gets re-elected.  Obama going to England and shocking the British public by continuing to ramble into a microphone while the orchestra deferentially played “God Save the Queen” in Elizabeth’s presence.  Obama going to Communist Cuba and dancing the salsa in front of Castro.  And always, everywhere, apologizing for America and promising to cut America down to size so that we no longer tower over Europe and Asia and Africa and the Middle East.

I prefer a “rube” like Donald Trump, who leads from the front, drops a MOAB explosive on an ISIS hideout and terror base in Afghanistan that had been a mountain earlier in the day, and orders 59 cruise missiles launched into Syria to enforce a red line against poison weapons that he does not even have to warn about.

Now that he has returned home, the president should turn his attention to the Edifice Complex.  His administration needs to get moving on some serious legislation.  He has done great with executive orders and Cabinet and court appointments, but the time now is for some solid legislation, some real building.  He is way behind on filling scores of open federal district judgeships and openings in the federal judicial appellate circuits.  If he would only get those seats filled with the kind of judges he wants, he and the Republicans actually would start winning more federal case appeals, and justice would move back from the Obama imbalance.  Similarly, it is time for legislative initiatives like tax reform.  Once he and the GOP start getting some “building campaigns” going – health care something-or-other, real tax reform, some construction going on the border, infrastructure work – people will become engaged in that and see “stuff” happening.

It works in churches; it works in synagogues.  Get started on building some of that wall. There is nothing like a building campaign.  Maybe even sell plaques for donors to put their names on: “This brick donated by Sadie and Izzy Feldstein.”

The Democrats have not been this angry since the Republicans took away their slaves.  They aim to tie up the president with one nonsensical non-scandal after another.  They allowed Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” pass without special counsel.  No special counsel to investigate Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting of politically conservative associations.  No investigation of the Clinton bathroom email server, nor of the Huma Abedin emails of secure intelligence to her crazy husband, Carlos Danger, who not only lacked security clearance to see those emails, but was ripe to be extorted for all kinds of mischief.  No special counsel to investigate connections between Bill Clinton’s million-dollar speaking engagements in the Putin universe and the concomitant conveyance of American uranium – the stuff of nuclear weapons – to the Russians.  Yet the Democrats – call them the “Obstructocrats” – now call for nothing but to impeach the president under any guise, for any reason, and just tie him up defending himself.

I cannot recall any time in the modern era, in any Western democracy, where the losing party declared itself “The Resistance” instead of the “Loyal Opposition.”

In the end, it may take two things to determine whether Mr. Trump ultimately is going to be the president he set out to be and for which we elected him: (i) the midterm elections in 2018 and (ii) finally finishing what Harry Reid started and, for once and for all, ending the filibuster rule completely, even as that archaic and unconstitutional obstacle applies to legislation, too.

Certainly, the party in power typically sustains midterm losses.  If the GOP manages to hold the House and gains some of those Democrat Senate seats in red states without losing more than one or two GOP Senate seats, then President Trump will emerge with enormous authority to move forward.  It will mean that two years of concerted Democrat obstruction, which seems so successful to them and their media echo chamber in D.C., actually will not have advanced leftist interests.  The president’s strength will be all the more enhanced if the GOP holds all but one or two of its Senate seats and sweeps a boatload of the red-state Democrat Senate seats.  It will be a definitive statement that, for all the garbage and “Resistance” and left op-eds and editorials, the voters outside the Beltway did not buy and are not buying any of the daily character assassinations.  It will assure President Trump and the GOP enormous momentum going forward.

By contrast, if the Democrats do well in the midterm House voting, even if they do not recapture the House but chart substantial gains, and if they hold most of their red-state Senate seats and even scoop a few of the GOP Senate seats, then they will be emboldened to intensify “The Resistance” toward 2020, and the president will be stymied.

Even so, and even then, it is one thing for voters to tell Quinnipiac and Rasmussen that they are disappointed in or do not approve of Mr. Trump (especially when the survey questions are worded in a way to elicit that response).  Quite another thing when the same voters are faced with the actual – not theoretical – alternatives for leadership: Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, other misfits and public nuisances of that ilk.  One remembers back to Richard Nixon being re-elected in 1972 by the biggest landslide ever because his opponent was Sen. George McGovern, who was not likeable, not impressive, and quite radical by the day’s standards.

With or without “The Resistance,” if President Trump gets re-elected in 2020, there will be hell to pay, because this man takes down names.  By then, he absolutely will be pressed to end the filibuster nonsense, finally, assuming that the GOP holds the Senate.

There is some value to a filibuster rule when it is used sparingly and judiciously.  Moreover, all sober-minded conservatives recognize that politics is cyclical, and one day the Democrats again will hold power.  But we also know that the filibuster, which has no basis in the Constitution, never was meant to require that each and every bill muster at least a 60-percent super-majority.  Rather, it was intended for the one or two moments in a term when a bill of constitutional moment was on the line, and the rule required the filibustering senator to hold the floor and speak 24 hours a day, with support from colleagues.  It never was meant for a “Resistance” to prevent a majority party from getting anything done for eight years.

In the meantime, let’s get some donors to get the building fund rolling.

Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney and adjunct professor of law, is a senior rabbinic fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California, and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations.  He has been chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America.  His writings have appeared in The Weekly Standard, National Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, American Greatness, Frontpage Magazine, American Thinker, and Israel National News.  Other of his writings are collected at www.rabbidov.com.

In the synagogue business, the few rabbis who are unfortunate enough to practice at one of the few undesirable congregations with grumbling and carping congregants (probably not at all different from what some similarly unfortunate pastors encounter among those outlier church flocks pocked with sociologically pathological congregants) are told that nothing puts the grumbles to an end like a successful building campaign.  Just get everyone absorbed with raising funds and building something – anything: a wing, an annex, a revamp of the whole building, a re-furnishing of the sanctuary…just get them all busy on a project, building something, doing something.  Keep them busy with something constructive, and they will stop grousing.

We call it the “Edifice Complex.”

No fair observer can doubt that President Trump is a victim of a merciless witch hunt, with no end in sight until he is back hosting The Apprentice.  Remarkably, his approval ratings remain steady around 39 percent, the same number from before “Comey” this and “Flynn” that, before head counts at inaugurations and leaked phone calls to Australian and Mexican heads of government.  All the witch-hunting has solidified his base, and it has moved mild supporters into his camp.  Recently, Ann Coulter titled a weekly column “Every Time I Try to Be Mad at Trump, the Media Pull Me Back.”    

Amen.

As the president continued his travels abroad from the respective centers of the world’s three most influential religions to NATO world leaders, the media followed, seeking to portray him as a rube on foreign affairs, much as they have tried to depict him on domestic matters.  We needed not doubt that, by the time he returned, the left-Democrat “Resistance” and their media stooges would be accusing Trump of having sown discord abroad, even as his supporters exhaled with joy that, finally, a strong voice of American pride had traveled overseas to assert American greatness.

The media loved the Obama model for world leadership.  In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, send John Kerry to France with James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Obama meeting with Russians, asking them to tell “Vladimir” that Obama will cut sucker deals that hurt America after he gets re-elected.  Obama going to England and shocking the British public by continuing to ramble into a microphone while the orchestra deferentially played “God Save the Queen” in Elizabeth’s presence.  Obama going to Communist Cuba and dancing the salsa in front of Castro.  And always, everywhere, apologizing for America and promising to cut America down to size so that we no longer tower over Europe and Asia and Africa and the Middle East.

I prefer a “rube” like Donald Trump, who leads from the front, drops a MOAB explosive on an ISIS hideout and terror base in Afghanistan that had been a mountain earlier in the day, and orders 59 cruise missiles launched into Syria to enforce a red line against poison weapons that he does not even have to warn about.

Now that he has returned home, the president should turn his attention to the Edifice Complex.  His administration needs to get moving on some serious legislation.  He has done great with executive orders and Cabinet and court appointments, but the time now is for some solid legislation, some real building.  He is way behind on filling scores of open federal district judgeships and openings in the federal judicial appellate circuits.  If he would only get those seats filled with the kind of judges he wants, he and the Republicans actually would start winning more federal case appeals, and justice would move back from the Obama imbalance.  Similarly, it is time for legislative initiatives like tax reform.  Once he and the GOP start getting some “building campaigns” going – health care something-or-other, real tax reform, some construction going on the border, infrastructure work – people will become engaged in that and see “stuff” happening.

It works in churches; it works in synagogues.  Get started on building some of that wall. There is nothing like a building campaign.  Maybe even sell plaques for donors to put their names on: “This brick donated by Sadie and Izzy Feldstein.”

The Democrats have not been this angry since the Republicans took away their slaves.  They aim to tie up the president with one nonsensical non-scandal after another.  They allowed Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” pass without special counsel.  No special counsel to investigate Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting of politically conservative associations.  No investigation of the Clinton bathroom email server, nor of the Huma Abedin emails of secure intelligence to her crazy husband, Carlos Danger, who not only lacked security clearance to see those emails, but was ripe to be extorted for all kinds of mischief.  No special counsel to investigate connections between Bill Clinton’s million-dollar speaking engagements in the Putin universe and the concomitant conveyance of American uranium – the stuff of nuclear weapons – to the Russians.  Yet the Democrats – call them the “Obstructocrats” – now call for nothing but to impeach the president under any guise, for any reason, and just tie him up defending himself.

I cannot recall any time in the modern era, in any Western democracy, where the losing party declared itself “The Resistance” instead of the “Loyal Opposition.”

In the end, it may take two things to determine whether Mr. Trump ultimately is going to be the president he set out to be and for which we elected him: (i) the midterm elections in 2018 and (ii) finally finishing what Harry Reid started and, for once and for all, ending the filibuster rule completely, even as that archaic and unconstitutional obstacle applies to legislation, too.

Certainly, the party in power typically sustains midterm losses.  If the GOP manages to hold the House and gains some of those Democrat Senate seats in red states without losing more than one or two GOP Senate seats, then President Trump will emerge with enormous authority to move forward.  It will mean that two years of concerted Democrat obstruction, which seems so successful to them and their media echo chamber in D.C., actually will not have advanced leftist interests.  The president’s strength will be all the more enhanced if the GOP holds all but one or two of its Senate seats and sweeps a boatload of the red-state Democrat Senate seats.  It will be a definitive statement that, for all the garbage and “Resistance” and left op-eds and editorials, the voters outside the Beltway did not buy and are not buying any of the daily character assassinations.  It will assure President Trump and the GOP enormous momentum going forward.

By contrast, if the Democrats do well in the midterm House voting, even if they do not recapture the House but chart substantial gains, and if they hold most of their red-state Senate seats and even scoop a few of the GOP Senate seats, then they will be emboldened to intensify “The Resistance” toward 2020, and the president will be stymied.

Even so, and even then, it is one thing for voters to tell Quinnipiac and Rasmussen that they are disappointed in or do not approve of Mr. Trump (especially when the survey questions are worded in a way to elicit that response).  Quite another thing when the same voters are faced with the actual – not theoretical – alternatives for leadership: Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, other misfits and public nuisances of that ilk.  One remembers back to Richard Nixon being re-elected in 1972 by the biggest landslide ever because his opponent was Sen. George McGovern, who was not likeable, not impressive, and quite radical by the day’s standards.

With or without “The Resistance,” if President Trump gets re-elected in 2020, there will be hell to pay, because this man takes down names.  By then, he absolutely will be pressed to end the filibuster nonsense, finally, assuming that the GOP holds the Senate.

There is some value to a filibuster rule when it is used sparingly and judiciously.  Moreover, all sober-minded conservatives recognize that politics is cyclical, and one day the Democrats again will hold power.  But we also know that the filibuster, which has no basis in the Constitution, never was meant to require that each and every bill muster at least a 60-percent super-majority.  Rather, it was intended for the one or two moments in a term when a bill of constitutional moment was on the line, and the rule required the filibustering senator to hold the floor and speak 24 hours a day, with support from colleagues.  It never was meant for a “Resistance” to prevent a majority party from getting anything done for eight years.

In the meantime, let’s get some donors to get the building fund rolling.

Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney and adjunct professor of law, is a senior rabbinic fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California, and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations.  He has been chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America.  His writings have appeared in The Weekly Standard, National Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, American Greatness, Frontpage Magazine, American Thinker, and Israel National News.  Other of his writings are collected at www.rabbidov.com.



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