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McMullin was Under My Radar!

I will get to Evan McMullin in just a bit.  In the meantime…

I haven’t had a chance to comment on the latest happenings.  I have been doing battle with a fire-proof tree stump.  It is day 15 since I set fire to it for the first time.  I pre-treated twice with potassium nitrate, let it soak for weeks.  Then I doused it twice with  kerosene and built a fire around it.  The core burned out in a couple of days, but the perimeter and exposed roots won’t catch for love or money.  Grrr.

Anywho, I have been watching the sordid, pathetic election play out.  And I have more suggestions to the seven remaining responsible voters left out there. But I’ll start with a quick round-up.

The media sat on video since last year showing Trump talking smack about his prowess with women.  The world is pretending to not only be shocked by the content (few actually are) but are also pretending to be surprised.  Please!  Donald Trump let his ghost writers put similar stories in the books they wrote for him.  NO ONE is really shocked or surprised!

I will say that I reject out-of-hand the woman who is claiming her 15 minutes of fame in the last two days.  Her story sounds like complete crap.  Her delivery and structure is contrived.  “I don;t want to use this word but I’ll use it…octopus.”  Or “He was invading my space.”  These are complete contrivances.  The stories about his kissing attacks and telling a woman they were going to have an affair, “but you just don;t know it yet,” sound remarkably like a dumb thing Trump would say.  It is strange how in all the cases, the women just had to come out and tell their stories in mid-October before an election.  Why not last June?  Why not this year before he got the nomination?  The fact is their stories are either complete falsehoods or they were instructed by the media to sit on their accusations until Hillary needed them.  So even if some of these allegations are true, we are under no obligation to pity or worry for these women.  Their trauma and outrage seems to be in direct proportion to the proximity of election day and their need to help BJ Bill’s wife.  My heart bleeds not.

As I said they will…

Watch now, as I predicted MANY times here and in the book, as the press takes talking points and “leaks” from Clinton and obediently broadcasts them.  One after another, every day or two about Trump.  I’m not defending the  man.  I am sniggering behind my hand that so many of you bought his pretense of conservatism.  But the attacks will not be based on any concern for the country or the truth.  They will all be part of the concerted effort to get the felon elected.

In the case of the Democrat felon, there has never been a time, even under FDR, when the press has more dutifully carried a candidate, much less someone so utterly unworthy.  You will not hear, in any detail, about emails where she and her minions conspired to disobey a subpoena.  Remarks in emails that would have banner headlines and 24 hr/day coverage if a Republican made them are getting NO play in most of the media.  If these spoon-fed goons weren’t carrying water for Hillary, the election would be over already.  You see, there are a LOT of lemmings out there who think the New York Times and ABC News, etc. are independent news organizations.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Finally, we are hearing Trump trying to form a simple and valid argument about BJ Bill’s wife and her efforts to enable BJ Bill to earn that nickname.  Over the weekend I listened to Robert Riech recounting Hillary’s decision to appear on 60 Minutes during the New Hampshire primaries in ’92.  The guy still speaks in breathless awe about how brave she was to do that and how she was being so LOYAL to Bill.  Again, PLEASE!  Hillary was every bit the soulless cypher then as she is today.  Reich knows this.  His pretense of ignorance is embarrassing.  It shows how far people will go to maintain the illusions they helped foster so many years ago.  Hillary didn’t give a damn who Clinton played with or what he did to them.  She only cared about winning elections and acquiring power.  She happily destroyed any woman who had consensual affairs with him and any of the women he assaulted.

Sadly, as is always the case, Trump can barely form the sentences to forward this argument.  So it is left to the right-wing media to apologize and explain it for him.

So, there we are; all caught up.

A few weeks back, I started hearing the name McMullin.  I made a mental note to check him out and never did.  Tells you a lot about my memory.  A mind like a steel sieve.

I finally heard him speak and watched his running mate on TV today.  They are not on the ballot in all 50 states, but you’ll have the option of writing them in on election day if you so desire.

Every day I come across people who watch the news and shake their heads at the disgusting display by the major parties.  I always tell them they have other choices.  The response to that is almost uniform:  No, that won’t work.  Everybody is going to vote to Trump or Clinton anyway. Since I don’t want one, so I’ll vote for the other.

This is iron-clad proof of how cowed the two-party system has the average American voter.  The average voter doesn’t want either candidate.  But the average voter assumes – sadly, they seem to be correct –  that all the other average voters will line up like sheep and vote major party.  If so few of you want to do that, why do it?  We do not HAVE to have Trump or Clinton!  So why vote for Trump or Clinton?  When the conversation goes that far, the same people say, well if I vote for (X) then Clinton will get in.  The mental enslavement is mind-blowing!  If all the people who poll saying neither candidate should be president thought for themselves and chose from the remaining slate, there would be no Trump or Clinton in the White House.  We only fear everybody else not breaking ranks because we are afraid to break ranks and cast a responsible vote.  And so of we go, over the cliff, together, each wishing all the others had done what you were too timid to do.

Which brings me to Evan McMullin.

As candidates go, McMullin is a young, cool-headed, thinking man’s candidate.  He is a mildly hawkish, fiscally conservative with an open mind to ideas.  He has CIA and Wall Street experience.  This indicates he has the ability to take input and make decisions.  This is a characteristic Trump is woefully lacking.  His resume also indicates he can think tactically and strategically.  If you are a moderate leaning right with a no-nonsense approach to how you use your vote, and you don’t vote for McMullin, you are throwing your vote away.

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Nehlen v Ryan, Kahn v Trump and Other Stinkers

Keep your eye on this Nehlen guy. He is demonstrating, honestly and accurately, how Ryan and his ilk play bitch to “progressives” to make their own incumbency easier to protect.

This and more…

Why So Quiet?

A friend mentioned that I’d gone quite quiet recently. Indeed I have written more in my travel blog than I have Street Politics.

The reason is that the bullshit is piling up so fast on the political front, I can barely keep up with it. With people like Trump and Clinton, where do you begin?

But I’ll do better.

Let’s Dump Ryan and Others!

Things seem to be going poorly for Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan up in cheese country. It seems the folks in Wisconsin are thinking less about the imaginary status having the Speaker as your congressman provides.  They are starting to listen to a new-comer, Paul Nehlen. Nehlen’s resume would indicate he is a smart man. His policy positions are straight-forward. Many of Ryan’s positions are similar, though throttled by inanities and loaded with wiggle room.  Nehlen doesn’t seem to give himself such room to slither around in.

The truth is, Ryan is every bit the sellout his mentor, John Boehner was. He is utterly disinterested in anything that requires real effort on his part, if it doesn’t lead to political dollars and re-election. He is certainly not a conservative! Ryan and his ilk in congress, both houses, have become a national embarrassment.

I’m getting a kick out of listening to all the RINOs now crying that Trump won’t endorse them. Personally, I think it is suicide on Trump’s part to not tout all Republicans down the line.  He would be smarter not to say a single negative thing about another Republican (Chapter 17).  But he can’t help himself. He is not a bright man. Trump does nuance the way a gorilla would do ballet.  Still, to people like Ryan, who said Trump shouldn’t be nominated now whining for his approval is proof that they are not worthy of the offices they seek.

Let’s all send $5.00 to Nehlen and make noise on Facebook and Twitter.  Let’s encourage our friends in Wisconsin to do the right thing and dump Paul Ryan. Let’s get rid of McCain while we’re at it.

Whitman Endorses BJ Bill’s Wife! Hah!

If Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of NJ, were still a viable entity in politics, this might rile me more.  But it rings of a pathetic has-been exercising her immature urge to shock, and so gain notice.

So Christie, you don’t like Trump.  Join the club.  The line is long and distinguished. But at one time you claimed to have at least SOME principles by which you lived your life.  In this race, you have a serial felon, a reality TV clown and a successful two-term governor, Republican when he served.

Everything Hillary Clinton stands for, except for a few social issues (which should mean little to a TRUE conservative – Chapter 4) are the very antithesis of what you made your life’s work.  Aside from being the most corrupt politician in the last 100 years, beating even FDR, she would preside over the continued deterioration of the U.S. economy.  She would draw power unto herself, without a thought of laws or ethics.

Trump…?  Who the hell knows what he stands for?  His campaign spends every day trying to explain the stupid thing he said yesterday.  As of last weekend, Trump forgot the Russians had taken half of Ukraine.  So, for not endorsing him, you are forgiven.

But then you have Gary Johnson.  He does share positions on some of your social issues.  He likely differs on some other issues as well. I know I disagree with his stand on the military and immigration.  But he isn’t an idiot and he isn’t a felon.  And he was a successful governor; more so than you were. 

Have you no dignity, Ms Whitman? Did you actually endorse someone who is a standing insult to everything this country is because you both have vaginas.  Were you stupid enough to buy into that con job?  Here’s a thought.  Why don’t you get together with Hillary and Barbara Streisand and their Democrat friends and form the Vagina Party? Or would that just be redundant?

Trump vs Khan

If you wait long enough, all the smelly shit eventually oozes out, doesn’t it? I will dispense with the now cliche preface of “Sorry for your loss”.  It has been said so many times this week it has lost its meaning, even to the Khan clan. So there we were, watching the couple who lost a son in war 12 years ago. that son was said by Larry Sabato to be a good man and a top-notch soldier.  If Sabato says it, I believe it.  So the greater the tragedy it is.  We need good men like him.

Lo and behold, the Clinton campaign plucks this couple from obscurity.  It seems Khizr Khan sees the banning of Muslims from this country (a false flag, a straw argument) bothers him because his Muslim son died for this country.  We watch as Mr. Khan pulls out his pocket Constitution and scolds Trump on not understanding what is written there.

Sigh, sniff.

But there are some problems here.  We can simply mention that the Constitution makes absolutely no prohibition against a congress or a president throttling immigration in any way they chose, certainly not against the same officials using immigration restrictions as a means of security!  I’d be more comfortable if the immigration moratorium were simply expressed in terms of geography, leaving people’s personal superstitions aside.  But their is still no constitutional restriction even there.

The second problem lies in the Latin question, cui bono?  Whenever something smells funny, like a speaker at a Democrat convention pulling out a pocket Constitution, you should always think of that question; cui bono?  Pocket Constitutions are punchlines in Tea Party jokes.  “Progressives” going all the way back to Woodrow Wilson have chafed at the Constitution.  They insult those who stand by it because it restricts their ability to “manage” the population and all their activities as “progressives” fit.

I knew Khan was a stage prop, but where was the benefit for him? Fifteen minutes of fame?

Well!  It turns out Khan is a long-time associate of Hillary Clinton with a motive to advance her ambitions and thereby his own.  Khan is also an immigration lawyer.  He makes lots of money gaming the system to get green cards for people. The influx of hundreds of thousand of refugees from unknown, unverifiable dung heaps, Clinton’s plan, would channel millions of dollars worth of business to Khan’s law firm. 

Okay, show of hands; who doesn’t think the deal from Clinton was, “you give me a good speech and get me some mileage and I will make sure you are overrun with Syrian, Yemeni and Iraqi clients.  We will instruct INS to direct them to you.”

If anyone doubts that, if anyone thinks Khan dragged his wife onto that stage without a solid quid pro quo, you need to go outside and slam your car door on your head several times. It won’t do you any good. But it feels good to picture you doing it.

As for Trump, he was stupid to engage.  But since he can’t help himself, his handlers should have taught him a better approach.  It would have been smarter still if he had waited.  He could have beaten Khan over the head with this information and accused him of whoring his own son’s death for financial gain which, of course, he did!

Gary Johnson, are you listening?  This is your chance. Speak up. Get in the news cycle. Controversy is good, so long as you are on the side of honesty.

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