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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Let's Move On

For over two years, the Democrats vigorously promoted deranged allegations that Donald Trump was a Russian Puppet and it was the Russians who were the catalyst to his election. As those allegations fell apart, the Dems promoted specious allegations that Trump obstructed justice when he fired his duplicitous FBI director, James Comey, protested that the collusion allegations were totally false, and indicated that any investigation into them was a "witch hunt." This weekend, Robert Mueller's final report exonerated Trump fully. The exoneration, which is complete despite dead-enders protestations to the contrary, is made more powerful by the fact that Mueller's investigative team was strongly biased toward the Democrats. To their credit, they did their job honestly (something I doubted would happen). Given that, there are moderate voices (mostly in the political center and in the GOP) who are suggesting that "it's time to move on."

Not. Just. Yet.

It's first necessary to understand a few things, do a little investigation of our own, and then try to move forward, but only if the Democrats agree to do the same ... and they will not.

First, the things that we now know, given the Mueller Report findings:
  • The elites (i.e., Democratic leaders, GOP #NeverTrumpers, the trained hamsters in the media, and many members of the deep state) keep telling use that we should respect their judgement and allow them to lead. Their full-throated implication that Trump was a Russian puppet indicates that their judgement is seriously flawed and their leadership should always be questioned.
  • Media pundits keep telling us that they have the background and experience to understand Washington's ways, and we should listen to their analysis and learn. In reality, by adopting the collusion meme without some skepticism and spreading false allegations and erroneous reports (repeatedly), they have demonstrated that they are nothing but partisan hacks who would rather promote fake news than inform the American public. They are a danger to our country.
  • The Democrats, including all of their current presidential contenders, have told us that Donald Trump is a criminal and that Mueller would provide evidence that would lead to his impeachment.They were wrong. They also tell us that Trump is a racist, a misogynist, and a Islamophobe. But if they were wrong about collusion, it's reasonable to think they are also wrong about their latter claims. Like the elites, the Democrat position has demonstrated a serious lack of judgement, balance, and leadership. It appears that they will claim anything and destroy anyone to regain power. As a consequence, they do not deserve to lead.
  • The heads of our federal investigative agencies (think: Comey, Brady, Brennan to name only a few) told us that Trump had Russian connections and was, if not a traitor, a Russian puppet. At best, this indicates an astonishing misreading of the facts, and at worst, a clear indication that all of them are partisan in a manner that is inappropriate for their offices. Their past competence as heads of their respective agencies must be questioned.
Second, let's do a little investigation. James Freeman writes:
The Mueller report confirms that the Obama administration, without evidence, turned the surveillance powers of the federal government against the presidential campaign of the party out of power. This historic abuse of executive authority was either approved by President Barack Obama or it was not. It’s time for Mr. Obama, who oddly receives few mentions in stories about his government’s spying on associates of the 2016 Trump campaign, to say what he knew and did not know about the targeting of his party’s opponents.

If he was briefed, for example, on plans by the Justice Department to seek wiretaps on Trump campaign associates, it’s hard to believe Mr. Obama would not have been highly interested in the matter. Going all the way back to his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, Mr. Obama had aggressively advocated for preventing federal abuse of surveillance powers.

In September of 2004, the Chicago Tribune reported that candidate Obama “is ripping the controversial USA Patriot Act for violating U.S. citizens’ civil liberties in the battle against terrorism.” The Tribune reported:

Answering a Tribune questionnaire on the issue of terrorism, Obama vows to support the repeal of several provisions of the act because he believes it failed to strike the appropriate balance between homeland security and protection of civil liberties.
...“The act goes too far in violating our fundamental notions of privacy, thus seriously eroding the very ideals at the heart of our country’s greatness,”
Obama said in his questionnaire.

According to the Tribune, Mr. Obama said that “a cornerstone of our democracy” is “that actions of a sometimes overzealous and overreaching Executive Branch are subject to challenge.”
Hmmm. you'd think that Adam Schiff (an inveterate liar) and Gerald Nadler (a blustering hyper-partisan fool), both the Democratic chairman of relevant House committees, would be more than happy to investigate what many believe was an attempt by a sitting administration to undermine an opposition candidate before he was elected. You'd also think that they'd be interested in determining why the remnants of that administration tried to conduct a soft coup after he was elected. After all, both Nadler and Schiff want to "investigate." Why not focus on something that actually happened rather than something that is pure fantasy? Then again, the Dems tend to operate using a worldview based on fantasy, so there's no chance that a significant scandal that was initiated during the Obama era will be examined.

In mathematics and logic, the term "iff" means "if and only if."

We can move on, iff (1) the bulleted points noted earlier become ingrained in the American consciousness, (2) an appropriate and honest investigation of the scandal that worked to delegitimize an elected president is investigated thoroughly and those who perpetrated it are punished, and (3) the Democrats agree to move on. Since it's unlikely that (2) and (3) will occur, it's time to recognize that the the Washington elites are at war with the rest of us ... and act accordingly.


The scope and viciousness of the two-year long investigation of a sitting President of the United States is unprecedented in American history. The Democrats had no reservations about doing it and used it as fodder to destabilize Trump's presidency and win elections. Now that their own special prosecutor has exonerated Trump, it's time to conduct a real investigation based on clear and irrefutable facts that indicate that a cabal of DoJ and FBI executives worked to ruin's Trump presidential campaign and when that failed, worked to unseat him.

The editors of the Boston Herald comment:
The Democrats have been saying that the truth must come to light for two years, now. Let us oblige them. The president has been dogged by this entire situation..

Was the “Russia Dossier” used to get the ball rolling? There is evidence to suggest it.

Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and Peter Strzok should be at the center of a new probe to determine whether members of the United States intelligence services took part in an effort to compromise the duly elected president of the United States.

Democrats and the media will show little interest in such an investigation but that is of no matter. History will outlive the activists on CNN and it is our responsibility to shed light on the motives behind the machinations to undermine a duly elected president.
But an investigation of Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and Peter Strzok should not be limited only to them. The Dems had no compunction about investigating a sitting president. Now that Trump has been exonerated, the GOP should have absolutely no compunction about investigating a past president of the United States under whose administration all of this was initiated.

The editors of the Wall Street Journal summarize nicely:
The Steele dossier looks like one of the nastiest dirty tricks in political history, and its authors and promoters should be held accountable.
The dossier is vintage Clinton. Had she been elected, it never would have come to light.

The Dems played hardball. It's time for the GOP to play the same game to find out what Barack Obama (and Hillary Clinton) knew and when they knew it, what Obama approved and when he approved it. During Obama's presidency, there was a pattern of hyper-partisan dishonesty. It's now time to take another look. The Dems opened the door. It's time for the GOP to walk through it.