Daily Archives: April 23, 2015

Consequences and the lack thereof

2015_04 23 Petraeus fined

Petraeus’ story convinces me even more that RINOs like those who just flipped and voted to confirm the contemptible Loretta Lynch as AG aren’t willingly complicit; they are being blackmailed. I mean … who can look at Boehner’s face here and believe he WANTS to cooperate with Obamacrats?

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I remember watching bewildered as Petraeus rolled over for Obama. But it seemed like one day he got told to do something that was a bridge too far for this flawed, but fundamentally honorable and patriotic man.  And then, suddenly, all the dirt about his mistress was public knowledge, his reputation was ruined, and he was indicted.

Meanwhile, corruptocrats like Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton skate along, committing felonies, lying, stealing, ruining reputations, killing and getting people killed, without consequences.  It’s not even a secret!  But it seems as if those in the media and the GOP who have the clout to do something about them just do … nothing.

Kevin DuJan always said it was SOP for Democrats to keep dirt files on everybody … Democrats and Republicans … and that so long as you did what the Democrats wanted, the dirt stayed in the vault. It is the only sensible explanation for why some of these people have done such absurd things.

Remember how Hillary Clinton was an out-spoken supporter of the Iraq War, then suddenly she was claiming Bush had lied (which he hadn’t) and the Iraq War was eeeeeeeeevil? And remember how Nancy Pelosi, who had witnessed a demonstration of waterboarding and voted to approve its use on three Gitmo detainees, was suddenly screaming that the horrible the Bush administration was waterboarding people?

Come on! I realize these people aren’t rocket scientists, but even they aren’t that dumb. Okay, Maxine Waters probably is that dumb, but Clinton, Pelosi and Reid aren’t. Corrupt, yes. But not flat out, brain dead, islands-can-tip-over stupid. Harry Reid is perfectly well aware that his statements on the Senate floor are recorded, yet he says something one day and the very next week says he never said that? And he doesn’t get censured? And the media doesn’t crucify him?  Puh-leeze.

I get a couple lessons out of all this. One is that while we elected a Republican majority, most of the newbies are too junior to have much clout and a majority of the old guard have Obamacrat leashes on their backbones. The other lesson is that those Republicans who do have clout and who are standing up to the Obamacrat machine are as squeaky clean as Mitt Romney (who pays his taxes) and Sarah Palin (who buys her own clothes).

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/23/petraeus-sentenced-to-2-years-probation-for-military-leak/

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Obama Said Something True: A Senate That Confirms Two Puppet AGs in a Row for the President of a Banana Republic IS Embarrassing

And 10 Republicans made it possible. WTF? May they be infested with permanent crotch weasels.
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Breitbart – Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As U.S. Attorney General.

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Harry Reid: “Disgusting” and “abhorrent”

Also a liar and a thief and a whole lot of other unsavory things that will no doubt earn him a toasty spot in Hell.  The fact that Harry Reid isn’t in jail is just one more point in favor of my theory about the power of George Soros and his fellow Progressive PTBs who put these Obamacrooks in office to ensure the destruction of the United States and the rise of the One World Government.  May they all rot in Hell with Harry.

2015_04 21 Dana Perino calls Reid poisonous

April 21, 2015 – Dana Perino: Harry Reid is an “absolutely poisonous figure in Washington DC”

Good Riddance! The 7 Worst Harry Reid Blunders by Krystal Heath and Steven Crowder with annotations by CtH – March 28, 2015

We’ve sorted through the laundry list of Harry Reid scandals and narrowed it down to 7 best worst moments you may have forgotten…

1.  Reid’s Bridge to Nowhere – was really a bridge to somewhere.  That somewhere being his own, undeveloped desert land.  Self-serving much?

The huge 2005 federal transportation bill included an $18 Million earmark for construction of a bridge that would significantly increase the value of 160 acres of land personally owned by Senator Harry Reid.  Reid said his support for the earmark funds had absolutely nothing to do with the property he owns.  Pull the other one, Harry.  http://www.latimes.com/world/la-na-earmarks13nov13-story.html#page=1

2.  Tens of millions to his son Rory – via highly questionable political gerrymandering.  Having DHS rush visa applications on a $115 million deal was one instance.  Then there was that Chinese solar plant in the desert issue.  Yikes.

Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through foreign visa applications for big money Las Vegas investors who had hired his son. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/26/harry-reid-pressured-dhs-to-expedite-115-million-foreign-investors-eb-5-visa-deal-critical-to-sons-casino-client/

Rory Reid also worked for a Chinese solar energy firm that was able to purchase for only $4.5 Million public lands appraised at $38.6 Million.  Senator Reid used a 2011 trip to China to influence the Chinese company.  http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/energy/item/12730-harry-reid-bolsters-son%E2%80%99s-interests-in-chinese-solar-plant-deal

3.  The $600,000 bribe – apparently the price to make a federal investigation quietly disappear.  Did Harry Reid accept it?  Was it all a farce?  Read all about it.

A Utah businessman says the Utah AG and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asked for $600,000 to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear.  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/12/indicted-businessman-names-harry-reid-as-alleged-recipient-of-massive-bribe/

4.  The lies – about being pro-life, about Mitt Romney, about … his own words.  NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Harry Reid a 100% rating.  Mitt Romney, contrary to what Senator Reid told us, did in fact pay his taxes.  And if you lost your health plan due to Obamacare, Harry Reid called you a liar.   Then two days later, he said he never actually called you a liar.

Reid has claimed to be a devout Mormon who adheres to his religion’s defense for life.  But NARAL Pro-Choice America regularly gives him a 100% “We Love Harry” rating while the National Right to Life Committee gives him a 0% rating.  http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/53320/harry-reid#.VTk5hPB3D1n

In August 2012, Harry Reid announced on the floor of the U.S. Senate, “The word’s out that he [Romney] hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years.”  Reid refused to provide any evidence, probably because there isn’t any.  In 2011 alone, Romney paid $1.9 million in taxes.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/31/harry-reids-appalling-defense-of-his-attack-on-mitt-romneys-tax-record/

Reid refused to apologize for slandering Romney. “He didn’t win, did he?”

On February 26, 2014, C-SPAN recorded Reid saying from the Senate floor:  “We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it’s ruining in Republicans’ stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But in those tales, turned out to be just that: tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements. There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”  On March 26, 2014, again from the Senate floor, he said he never said any such thing. http://www.mrctv.org/videos/harry-reid-obamacare-horror-stories-not-true

Reid: “Republicans lie about Obamacare” then “I never said Republicans lie about Obamacare”

5.  Tourists are smelly – no, really.  He called DC tourists “smelly.”

Harry doesn’t like smelly tourists.

6.  “Evil mongers.”  That’s what Senator Reid calls individuals who exercise their First Amendment rights.  Because we all know that free speech is evil, right?  Right?!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid characterized people who are disrupting town halls with “lies, innuendo and rumor” as “evil-mongers.”  The next day, he sniggered about it, saying the term was original with him.  http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/08/13/nineteen-minutes-in-a-car-with-harry-reid/

7.  Christmas bonuses from campaign funds.  It’s illegal.  But hey, the law never stopped Harry Reid before.  And besides, you didn’t expect the Scrooge to use his own dough for Christmas gifts, did you?

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid paid cash for a $750,000 condo at the Ritz-Carlton where he lives. But when he gave Christmas bonuses to the doorman and other support staff, he used campaign donations instead of his own money.  Federal law prohibits candidates from using political donations for personal use.  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-17-reid-christmas-bonuses_x.htm

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TODAY’S EXERCISE IN INANITY

Wonderful breakfast with family today. As soon as cuz posts it, I’ll upload picture she took of me with my uncles. More than 225 years of wit,wisdom and sarcasm. We’re old….we don’t have time to worry about political correctness.

Thanks to Chrissy about her newest post regarding Dana Perino’s new book. W wasn’t perfect by any means. He often infuriated us when he didn’t defend himself against the 24/7 personal assaults launched against him because they didn’t manage to steal Florida in 2000. But there was never a doubt he loved the troops and they would walk through hell for him. I think the difference in attitude between somebody like the Bush presidents and Klintoon (Mogadishu) and Bam (Benghazi) is that some value life and know there are things worth fighting for. That’s why they both wore the uniform. On the other hand, you have two sociopaths who care about absolutely nothing beyond their own self interests.

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Back when the CINC still cared about our troops

The following is an excerpt from And the Good News Is …: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, by Dana Perino, who served as President George W. Bush’s Press Secretary.

Dana Perino book jacket

News of America’s military men and women were wounded and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan almost overwhelmed me on some days. I may have sounded strong when I was talking to the press, but sometimes I had to push my feelings way down in order to get any words out of my mouth to make statements and answer questions.

The hardest days were when President Bush went to visit the wounded or families of the fallen. If it was tough for me, you can only imagine what it was like for the families and for a president who knew that his decisions led his troops into battles where they fought valiantly but were severely injured or lost their lives.

He regularly visited patients at Walter Reed military hospital near the White House. These stops were unannounced because of security concerns and hassles for the hospital staff that come with a full blown presidential visit.

One morning in 2005, Scott McClellan sent me in his place to visit the wounded warriors. It was my first time for that particular assignment, and I was nervous about how the visits would go.

The president was scheduled to see twenty-five patients at Walter Reed. Many of them had traumatic brain injuries and were in very serious, sometimes critical, condition. Despite getting the best treatment available in the world, we knew that some would not survive.

We started in the intensive care unit. The Chief Naval Officer (CNO) briefed the president on our way into the hospital about the first patient we’d see. He was a young Marine who had been injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. After his rescue, he was flown to Landstuhl U.S. Air Force Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany. At his bedside were his parents, wife, and five-year-old son.

“What’s his prognosis?” the president asked.

“Well, we don’t know sir, because he’s not opened his eyes since he arrived, so we haven’t been able to communicate with him. But no matter what, Mr. President, he has a long road ahead of him,” said the CNO.

We had to wear masks because of the risk of infection to the patient. I watched carefully to see how the family would react to President Bush, and I was worried that they might be mad at him and blame him for their loved one’s situation. But I was wrong.

The family was so excited the president had come. They gave him big hugs and thanked him over and over. Then they wanted to get a photo. So he gathered them all in front of Eric Draper, the White House photographer.

President Bush asked, “Is everybody smiling?” But they all had ICU masks on. A light chuckle ran through the room as everyone got the joke.

The soldier was intubated. The president talked quietly with the family at the foot of the patient’s bed. I looked up at the ceiling so that I could hold back tears.

After he visited with them for a bit, the president turned to the military aide and said, “Okay, let’s do the presentation.” The wounded soldier was being awarded the Purple Heart, given to troops that suffer wounds in combat.

Everyone stood silently while the military aide in a low and steady voice presented the award. At the end of it, the Marine’s little boy tugged on the president’s jacket and asked, “What’s a Purple Heart?”

The president got down on one knee and pulled the little boy closer to him. He said, “It’s an award for your dad, because he is very brave and courageous, and because he loves his country so much. And I hope you know how much he loves you and your mom, too.”

As he hugged the boy, there was a commotion from the medical staff as they moved toward the bed.

The Marine had just opened his eyes. I could see him from where I stood.

The CNO held the medical team back and said, “Hold on, guys. I think he wants the president.”

The president jumped up and rushed over to the side of the bed. He cupped the Marine’s face in his hands. They locked eyes, and after a couple of moments the president, without breaking eye contact, said to the military aide, “Read it again.”

So we stood silently as the military aide presented the Marine with the award for a second time. The president had tears dripping from his eyes onto the Marine’s face. As the presentation ended, the president rested his forehead on the Marine’s for a moment.

Now everyone was crying, and for so many reasons: the sacrifice; the pain and suffering; the love of country; the belief in the mission; and the witnessing of a relationship between a soldier and his Commander in Chief that the rest of us could never fully grasp. (In writing this book, I contacted several military aides who helped me track down the name of the Marine. I hoped for news that he had survived. He did not. He died during surgery six days after the president’s visit. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery and is survived by his wife and their three children.)

And that was just the first patient we saw. For the rest of the visit to the hospital that day, almost every family had the same reaction of joy when they saw the president.

But there were exceptions. One mom and dad of a dying soldier from the Caribbean were devastated, the mom beside herself with grief. She yelled at the president, wanting to know why it was her child and not his who lay in that hospital bed.

Her husband tried to calm her and I noticed the president wasn’t in a hurry to leave—he tried offering comfort but then just stood and took it, like he expected and needed to hear the anguish, to try to soak up some of her suffering if he could.

Later as we rode back on Marine One to the White House, no one spoke.

But as the helicopter took off, the president looked at me and said, “That mama sure was mad at me.” Then he turned to look out the window of the helicopter. “And I don’t blame her a bit.”

One tear slipped out the side of his eye and down his face. He didn’t wipe it away, and we flew back to the White House.

Source:
http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/21/why-george-w-bush-let-a-soldiers-mom-yell-at-him/

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