Posts Tagged ‘Putin’

Obama and Putin… “It’s…complicated.”

Posted by Troy on 29th December 2016 in Current Events, Political

So Obama hit Russia with some non-effective, but insulting, sanctions.  In particular, closing a couple of Russian facilities and expelling 35 Russian diplomats is really a slap in the face, diplomatically.  Let’s review…

Obama comes into office thinking that he could improve relations with Russia.  He tells the Russians they can build more nukes while we will not and removes the plans for expanding missile defense in eastern Europe, leaving our allies saying… “What the hell, America?”  He sends Hillary over there with her “Reset” button.  What does that get us?

Russia invades the Crimea.  Russia props up Assad.  Russia conspires with China to undermine the dollar as the world currency.  Russia buzzes our military ships and airplanes, flirting with our airspace.

Does Obama have any real issues so far?  Nope.  Not with the espionage, or anything else.

In 2015, he discovers that Russia is trying to influence our elections.  He sternly tells Vlady:  “Hey…Knock it off.”

Woooo…Vlad was scared!  Big, tough Obama said… “Knock it off.”  OMG… if Vlad disobeys there will be… well, there will be pretty much no consequences because Obama is the weakest, most feckless leader we’ve had in a long while.  Obama said he didn’t want to do anything because he was sure Clinton was going to win anyway…but she didn’t.

Little backstory, Hillary supported the Vlad protesters back when he was running for President–trying to influence THEIR election.  So, this could very well be payback.  Or not.  The RNC had hack attacks too, the same as Podesta…they just weren’t stupid enough to fall for it.  So Russia could have simply wanted to embarrass anyone they could.  Assuming that they are behind it at all, which I’m iffy on, honestly.

But Obama was willing to let it go…as long as Hillary won, because he didn’t want to appear partisan.  I hate to say this, but there’s no way that this man could NOT seem partisan.  At every turn, he has demonized Republicans.  When he won, he basically told them that he won the election and could do whatever he damn well pleased and refused to work with Republicans, preferring to try to demonize and shame them in the media instead.  When he couldn’t get his way, he just started signing executive orders.  His behavior is pretty much the cause of the Democrats losing the Senate, which cost Obama the chance to appoint a 5th, Liberal judge to the Supreme Court.  Now, Trump comes in with majorities in the House and Senate.  Trump will get to appoint the next Justice.  All of those sweet little executive orders are a pen swipe away from oblivion.  Obama is the architect of his own demise.  He has managed to reduce his own reign to a footnote:  “*Obama – the first President of African descent.”  That’s all he will be now.  And he did it to himself with his own arrogance.

So he’s doing what any spoiled child would do when he doesn’t get his way.  He is throwing a temper-tantrum.  He is chastising Israel.  He is destroying records of Muslim refugees which were being monitored.  And he’s hitting up Russia.  Why?  To make sure that Trump has as much going wrong as possible.  Obama will not have anyone outshine him.  He will NOT have Trump come in and just win win win.  Obama said he would take it as a personal insult if people didn’t vote in Hillary…and he meant it.

But the real thing is he is setting a trap for Trump.  If Trump reverses this decision, the media and Obama will say that it’s proof that Trump is a Russian pawn.  If Trump doesn’t, Russian relations will continue to deteriorate, leading to possible war or other strife.

I always knew that Obama’s ego knew no bounds, and the last few months are living proof.  He is willing to subject millions of people to war, death, and hardships just because his pride is hurt.

I look forward to Trump flipping the script and making himself look good and Obama look like the immature amateur he always was.

Long Live the Constitution!

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Electoral College Overturning the Election

Posted by Troy on 15th December 2016 in Current Events, Political

It is amazing how so many Democrats have started espousing the wisdom of the Constitution after spending my entire life explaining to me what an outdated document it is!  So the basic premise is that the Republican electors should choose someone other than Donald Trump due to Hamilton’s writings in Federalist Paper #68 in which he said that the Electoral College is meant to safeguard against a demagogue taking power.  Naturally, Democrats view Donald Trump as an unqualified demagogue while Barak Obama was the smartest man to ever take office.  But that’s neither here nor there.

First, let’s look at History.  When was the Constitution written?  It was after the Articles of Confederation failed.  What was a major issue of this failure?  All states got the same vote (one vote a piece).  As such, Virginia (the richest, most populous state) had the same say as Georgia (the smallest state, population-wise).  This really annoyed the Virginians.  Regardless, the Articles of Confederation failed, and the Electoral College (along with the bicameral nature of the legislature) was a way to strike a balance between state sovereignty and population.  Now, originally, any number of people could run for President (they still can, in theory, but not in reality).  The top two became President and Vice President, accordingly.  This was changed with the Twelfth Amendment after the President and Vice-President of different parties were chosen, causing much chaos.  But the original intent was this:  In a race between six candidates, it was possible a demagogue could troll the bottom 20% of the population and win, whereas the other, qualified candidates only got 16% each.

Now, with the two party system, this is no longer the case.  You would have to argue that 46% of the population is stupid and deserve to have their vote overturned.  Now, this truly is the Left’s belief.  They really do look down at those living in rural areas.  Ergo, the will of that huge red swath between New York and California mean little to them.  As Marx said, the city folk need to save the country folk from their own stupidity (look it up if you don’t believe me).  And this is what Hollywood believes.  Oh, those poor, backwards, red-neck, inbreeds.  They don’t know how stupid they are.  They need a benevolent dictator to do what’s in their best self-interest.  They’re too dumb to know what’s good for them.  [Google C.S. Lewis and Robber Barons for a GREAT quote of the tyranny that's for our own good...it never ends.]

So, what if the Left got its way?

Well, if the election was given to Hillary: Civil War.  No joke.  That’s what we’re talking about.  At least a couple of million dead.

If the Democrats all voted for a Establishment Republican and enough Republicans joined forces to elect a Jeb Bush (etc): The death of the Republican Party.  It should also kill the Democrat party, but it won’t.  They’ll forgive them because “They saved us from Trump.”

But even if Civil War was averted, it will be the end of American elections.  Why bother voting?  The Electoral College will choose who is president regardless of our wishes.  It is the appearance of a representative democracy, only.  It is a farce.  They will allow your vote as long as it pleases the powers that be.  Once that genie is released, it will never be put back in the bottle.

Even if you believe that Russia wanted Trump to win…seriously…do you think Putin didn’t want Barack to win?  The wide-eyed idealist with zero experience and the spine reminiscent of an earthworm over a war-hardened veteran like McCain or a savvy business tycoon that understood the threat Russia posed?  Ha!  Putin ran circles around Barak, and Putin loved that Barack won both times.  Hillary posed little problem for Putin, so I doubt he worried too much about her gaining power anyway.  But even if you think Russia views Trump as the better option…which is the best option for us: Four years of Trump as President or civil war?  Because that’s your choice, peeps.  Choose wisely.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Russians are Coming!!!!!

Posted by Troy on 13th December 2016 in Current Events, Political

If you went back and told Second Grade me that I would feel the media was too rough on the Russians when I was 38, I’d think you’re crazy…but here we are.

The White House admits that there is no link between the Russian government and the e-mail hacks.  But that’s not good enough for Democrats, whose belief system seems to be “Whatever it takes to get rid of Trump or de-legitimize him.”

1 – Hamilton did speak about the Electoral College being used to prevent a disqualified person from taking office.  I disagree with this interpretation (even though it appears in the Federalist Papers, which I love).  Hamilton was a bit imperial.  There is talk of two political beliefs in America:  The Jeffersons who believe in the People and their collective wisdom and the Hamiltons who believe that the People need to be ruled and protected from themselves.  I think this Federalist Paper was Hamilton being Hamilton.  The Electoral College was actually created as a mechanism by which the smaller states would agree to join the union.  While it still gives sway to the larger states, it ensures that the smaller states will still have a say in the affairs of the country.  I fail to see any situation where by the Electoral College overturning an election would not end in civil war.  Even if the people vote wrong, it is far better to just put up with their error for four years rather than have a small body overturn their decision.  That and to overturn this election would take nearly 40 electors turning.  That would just be incredible, and a clear repudiation of the will of the people.

2 – Did ya notice how none of the Democrats seemed to care when Mexico tried to influence our elections?  Do you remember that?  What about the UN?  What about other foreign countries that weighed in on our election?  When all these countries and outside parties were talking trash about Trump?  Well, that was all honky dory when it was benefiting Hillary.  Every country, friend or foe, tries to influence our elections.  Likewise, we try to influence their elections.  This administration tried to get Netanyahu ousted in his election  We tried to defeat an ally in favor of a group that actually hates America.  And no one said anything.  Oh well, right?  Remember when we overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran?  Good times!

3 – What did the hacks tell us?  That the DNC plotted to screw Bernie over?  We already knew that.  That Hillary has zero energy?  We already knew that.  That she sold influence?  We already knew that.  That she has utter disdain for the average American?  We already knew that.  So tell me…how did these hacks influence the election?  By confirming what we already suspected of Hillary?

4 – It is troubling that maybe Russia preferred Trump.  Of course, it could be that Russia wanted to weaken Hillary’s presidency (assuming she would win as everyone else did).  Maybe it was personal.  Maybe Putin feared reprisals for making Hillary look like a dithering old fool with her “Reset” button.  Maybe Putin just hates Hillary.  Maybe the Russian government has nothing to do with it?  Hackers are kind of Chaotic Neutral.  Who knows what their motivation is.  However, I will judge Trump’s presidency by his actions.  If he sells America out in favor for Russia, that’s called Treason.  He will be impeached and probably hanged, and he will deserve it.  I doubt all of this.

5 – I don’t believe 1% of Trump supporters would change their votes based on Russia being behind the DNC hacks.  As such, he still would have won.

Democrats need to get their adult pants on and learn how to deal.  California and New York need to get over themselves.  They are populous.  They are big.  But they do not reflect the values and beliefs of this nation.  Roughly 3,000 of 3,200 counties voted for Trump.  If Democrats really though about it, this should convince them in having a small Federal government.  As one person put it: “I can’t feel sorry for people who want an all-powerful government and can’t conceive that one day someone they don’t like might be in power.”

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump and Putin

Posted by Troy on 8th September 2016 in Current Events, Political

Trump is coming under fire for complimenting Putin.  As Matt Lauer pointed out all that Putin has done in undermining US interest, grabbing the Crimea, etc.  To which I have to say: doesn’t this prove Trump’s point?  Putin has gotten all this without Obama being able to counter him effectively in any way.  Currently, Russia has a strong leader and we have a weak one.  Anyone being honest has to agree with this.  Can you name one of our traditional enemies which are currently in retreat from the world stage?  They are all advancing and working against our interest.  That has been the history of the last 8 years.

Long Live the Constitution!

Russia to ban imports of foodstuff

Posted by Troy on 8th August 2014 in Current Events

That’s their big ace in the hole then?  Oh, don’t get me wrong.  I’m from Georgia.  I know that cuts on imports will hurt our economy (in the short term).  But here is how this plays out:

In the short-term, the Russians have less food and have to pay more for it.  Americans have more food and have to pay less for it.

Since there is now a food shortage in Russia, other producers of food will start to ship more food there to make higher profits.

Shipping food to Russia means they are not shipping food to other places.  These other places will need food.  Guess where they are going to go?  America.  Why?  Because they have a surplus and the food will be cheaper.

Way to go Russia in proving, yet again, that you’re still basically a third rate power in this world.  If that is your big, economic ace, you suck.  The only product you have of any worth is oil.  You have nothing to fall back on.  This is the case of a bluffer playing a game.  It’s just that all the world powers are too chickenshit to call him on it, so he will probably win.  Oh well.  Sorry Ukraine.

Long Live the Constitution!