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James Comey is a Teenaged Girl

Posted by Troy on 8th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

What came out in the Comey’s hearing is that he is a teenaged girl.  I could see a teenaged girl after a break up saying “He broke up with me because he wanted to date Jessica!  I don’t have any proof, but I know that he was having sex with her!  Oh…and he lies…like…all the time.”

So let’s review:

Loretta Lynch tells Comey to call his investigation of Hillary’s server a “matter” not an investigation.  Which oddly synced up to how the Clinton campaign labeled things.  Comey was confused and concerned, but did it anyway.  At the end of the day, he knew deep down in her heart of hearts, that the Saintly Hillary did not INTEND to do anything illegal, and he let’s it go.

Meanwhile, Trump says he hopes that Comey can let it go, and he knew that Trump intended this to be an order.  He was shocked!  He was confused and concerned.

God…this man gets confused and concerned a lot!  He also contradicts himself a lot.

“I took it to be an order…but I didn’t think it was obstruction…and I didn’t think that it should be told to anyone higher up…but now it’s reallllly significant!”

So he wants to eat his cake and eat it too.

Everyone thinks that Trump is a moron, but somehow he’s genius enough to word things perfectly in dealing with Comey when he failed to word ANYTHING perfectly for the entire tenure of his campaign.

So, to re-iterate: James Comey confirmed that he told Trump he is not under investigation.  He confirmed that there is no evidence of any collusion with Russia.  His only point is that Trump used the term “I hope.”  To which, Trump can say that he was just saying “I hope,” and Comey is just a paranoid political hack.  Given the amazing turnabout between intent regarding Hillary’s server use and a one time use of phrase by Trump, I believe that he is a political hack.  There have been many accounts before and after Trump took office that Comey hates Trump.

In regards to people who are upset because an FBI director called Trump a liar (ie, “It’s a shame we have a President that event he FBI director calls a liar!”), member of Congress called Obama a liar during the State of the Union.  Hell, it’s know and documented that President Obama and Hillary Clinton lied over and over and over and over and over again.

In a court of law, the case gets thrown out.  But let’s be realistic.  Impeachments are matters of political force.  The Republicans control the House.  Unless it comes out that Trump has made some sort of pact with the Russians that harms America, he will never be impeached.  At least not in the next two years.  If he is impeached under Republican control, the Republicans should just call it a day and close up shop.  They will never be a viable party ever again.

Long Live the Constitution!

CNN Republican Debate

Posted by Troy on 10th March 2016 in Political

This was a refreshing change from the Fox Ambush Debate.  I wonder if the candidates had copies of the questions, because they seemed very prepared this go around.  What I found most notable in this debate was how many of Trump’s talking points have become parts of the other candidates’ platforms.  I am seeing Trump move a little more to the center as he positions for the general election.  I will say that Trump was the winner in this debate.  Everyone else is running to his positions, and he didn’t do anything to hurt himself.

Long Live the Constitution!

Fox News Debate

Posted by Troy on 3rd March 2016 in Current Events, Political

This wasn’t a debate.  This was just Trump bashing.  The entire venue was designed to attack Trump.  This debate had little or nothing to do with learning more about the candidates’ positions.  The amount of time they spent on Trump’s civil case was insane.  If this had been a serious debate, the moderators would have reeled them in.  This is about Fox News and the establishment trying to stop Donald Trump.  I agree with Andrew Wilkow.  I wish that they had showed half as much interest in stopping Obama or Hillary.  It’s backfiring though.  I find myself wanting to support him more.  If they fear him this much, there must be more of a reason.  He has 49% of the vote nationally among Republicans.  This is the Establishment throwing a hissy fit.  When they force a Romney down our throats, we are told “Well, he’s the nominee…so you have to support the party because you don’t want a DEMOCRAT…dooooo you?!!!”  But when the people choose a candidate that the Establishment doesn’t like, they go NUTS.

I am very ashamed of Fox News.  This wasn’t a debate.  It was an ambush.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Death of the Republican Party

Posted by Troy on 2nd March 2016 in Current Events, Political

The Republican party is talking about how they can keep Trump from becoming the nominee.  This is basically “by hook or by crook.”  They want to be sure that they can have a brokered convention.  When that happens, they will give the nominee to Rubio or Romney or someone more suitable.  If they do this, the Republican Party is DEAD.  It would appear that close to half of Republicans want Trump.  If they give it to someone else when he legitimately won the nomination, these voters will be pissed.  They will feel utterly disenfranchised, and they will go third party.  The Republican Party will never be a national party again.  Hopefully, it would be replaced with the Libertarian party, but it’s entirely possible that the result will actually be a more nationalist party.  While I don’t think that there is a problem with nationalism, nationalistic parties never really work well.  Although, I would actually like to see our government more concerned about America than “America’s place in this world” or “our position at the table of nations” or any other such dumb concepts.  As though the rest of the world is thinking, “I wonder what we could do to improve the plight of children in Detroit.”

If the Republicans want to defeat Trump, they need to convince everyone but Cruz to drop.  If Cruz drops, at least 25% of his supporters go to Trump and Trump wins.  Get it down to a two man race, and let the best man win.

Long Live the Constitution!

CNN Republican Debate

Posted by Troy on 25th February 2016 in Current Events, Political

Nice opening comments.  Hey, Wolf Blitzer, I sold more books than you!

A lot of fireworks early on.  I will say that people trying to pick on Cruz for supporting amnesty is nuts.  That’s just factually inaccurate.  So far, Trump’s getting a little blood on his face between the comments of Cruz and Rubio who seem out for blood today, but Trump had a good rejoinder regarding how many jobs he’s created.

Heeeeey, Kasich and Carson get to talk too?  That’s nice of them.  Of course, Kasich is just saying “If you’re here or get here quickly, we’ll let you stay.”  Yeah…that won’t encourage more offenders.  I’m a little bummed by Carson’s stance on immigration.  They broke the law.  The punishment for breaking the law is being deported.  I’m also not interest in trying to improve the economies of other countries.

Trump did a good rant against the trade deficits.  However, Rubio is really giving him hell tonight.

I do like Rubio’s lip service to “we can’t do something Unconstitutional just because we’re sympathetic.”  I don’t really trust him on that sentiment, but there ya go.

I really hate the “I met this little girl/old lady/whatever” antedote that Kasich and other people use.

Thank God…something other than immigration.

Kasich is all over the place with his answer on religious freedom.

Rubio has a pretty decent plan on healthcare on the surface.

I do like Trump’s shout out to competition.  Kasich does seem to be under the assumption that government spending creates healthy people.  Carson gave a great answer.  I can’t believe they were going to skip Cruz.  Come on, man.  That’s not fair.  CNN needs to cut people when they are talking over each other, but everyone should have a chance to answer a major category question.

I hate to say it, but Kasich is starting to grow on me.  He does very well being passionate regarding the economy at least.  With less people on the stage, he does stand out more.

In fairness, audits are usually not fraudulent.  Those wrap up pretty quickly.  They are just proving your position.  Cruz is using the perception of an audit to mislead here.

I do agree with Marco.  There’s only one issue that matters, really.  That’s the debt.  Well…that and the Supreme Court.  But seriously, the debt is our biggest national security concern.

I do applaud Marco taking it to Trump, but he waited way too long.  I think Trump has managed to rebuff Marco for the most part.  Trump supporters are pretty loyal, so waiting this long to try to take him on is a bit toxic.

Carson really does get the shaft.  He really had a lot of good answers and managed to fit it into a time frame that should have been for one issue.

I really wish they would have talked more about the debt.  That’s the single most important issue.

I have to say…no clue who won the night.  I think it really depends on who you are supporting or not.  The biggest loser was CNN who couldn’t control the debate at all and gave Dr. Ben Carson almost zero airtime.  FAIL!

Long Live The Constitution!

Fox News Republican Debate

Posted by Troy on 28th January 2016 in Uncategorized

Without a doubt, this was the best debate.  It was nice to focus on the policy without the moderators making everything all about Trump.

Donald Trump – Turns out he was the big winner of the night.  Assuming that he maintains the support of 1/3rd of the people,   His followers are very loyal, so it is going to be hard for someone to take support away from him.  The big worry tonight was that Cruz would make use of Trump’s absence to demolish him.  Instead, Ted overplayed his hand and fell flat.  The only danger of the night resolved, Trump won.

Ted Cruz – He had a golden opportunity, and started off well.  But then he started complaining about how everyone was out to get him.  He came across as whiney and weak.  He attempted to turn it into a joke at Trump’s expense, and it fell flat.  This is very much like Jeb’s demand for Trump’s apology.  I don’t think it’s fatal, but it ruined what could have been a very good night.  He made a very good recovery on the immigration question.  He did a good job on ethanol in a state that makes a lot of money on ethanol.

Marco Rubio – Good showing for the Senator.  He came across as positive and earnest.  Rand savaged him early.  Rand is Rubio’s counterpoint.  Liberty vs Security.  And like all such discussions, it turns out that security is merely an illusion and falls apart when Liberty is talking.  He does a good job of trying to deny he supported amnesty considering how many clips show that he pretty much supports amnesty.  He is doing a good job of brining energy to his message.  That’s going to help him.

Ben Carson – Fantastic opening for Ben Carson.  He is speaking with a resolute tone of voice, and his message of Truth resonates as all messages of Truth does.  He gets so little screen time.  He gives great answers!  Loved his answer about 1 in 10 being a terrorist coming into your home.  Carson did a great job with the hardest question of the night regarding Putin invading Baltic states.  I think he had the most striking closing statement.

Jeb Bush – He is a statist.  He wants expanded war powers.  He also wants to bring Puerto Rico into the union, which is Krazi!  Why on Earth would we bring in an economic unpowered house full of crime?  He is chained to his past record, and that’s not a good record to be on.  I like how he dumps on Rubio on amnesty when he like amnesty.  Here’s the truth.  If you “give a path to citizenship,” the Democrats will attempt to “acceletrate the process.”  It will be a “one time thing” that will happen the NEXT time we have millions of “undocumented workers.”  If he thinks he would be Clinton, he is delusional.  Nothing would motivate Democrats more than running against Bush.

Rand Paul – He makes great arguments.  It is a shame that his presentation is so low-energy.  He did some great work regarding “criminal reform.”  He had a lot of good points.  He did a great job on the abortion question.  I do believe he is the only one that could balance the budget.

Chris Christie – It annoys me that he always sounds pretty good even though I believe that he is an imperial scumbag that would take a lot of vacations and have Bruce Springsteen to the White House.  Really good answer on Planned Parenthood.  That really gains him some ground.  I will say that he gets a bad rap on Bridge-gate.  He fired the people.  As such, I believe him.  This is the key principal difference between him and Obama with his scandals.

John Kasich – He seems to be speaking in platitudes tonight.  I think it’s because no one likes his plans.  Great…government equals charity…this is why I don’t like him.  Did Bret listen to Kasich at all on the Iran question?  Weird.  I mean…he is boring, but that is Bret’s only job, isn’t it?

Long Live the Constitution!

Republican Debate Result

Posted by Troy on 14th January 2016 in Political

First of all, I miss having Rand Paul in the mix.  Rubio and Christie benefited tremendously from his absence.  I hated the first part of the debate which was basically a Jerry Springer show episode.  It was rather distasteful, but then it got very substantive.

Trump had a good night.  He didn’t blunder.  He stood his ground on points, as he always does.  Without a doubt, his frankness has done more to shape this election cycle more than anything else.  The best exchange of the night was on China tariffs.

Cruz had a pretty good night as well.  However, he got bloodied a bit by Rubio a bit.  Also, this was Cruz’s night to rip out Trump’s throat.  He failed to do so.  That’s gonna hurt.  The thing I didn’t like from Cruz was his VAT tax.  I hate the VAT tax in general.  My real problem with it is “Sure!  Let’s add ANOTHER kind of tax.  I’m sure future Congresses will keep it low!”  Remember, the tax would NEVER go above one percent.

Rubio had a great night.  He came across as passionate.  He had a couple of great exchanges.  In particular, he was very honest and passionate about the Second Amendment.  I think he helped himself out a lot tonight and will continue to grow.  I personally find his views on the NSA abhorrent and he’s broken to me on that.  Also, he is a very nervous guy.  I really don’t like that.

Christie got a big win.  Rubio failed to answer the question on entitlements.  Christie used it to slap him down.  That being said, I do not trust Christie.  I believe he is going to be an emperor, just like Obama.  Look for executive orders and private parties and Bruce Springsteen playing at the White House.

Carson did his normal thing.  He was calm and rational.  What he said made sense.  I really like him.  If the media hyped him up, I think he would be a shoo-in, but they minimize the hell outta him and tell people that there’s no way he can win, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  They tried the same with Trump.  It’s just that Trump flat out don’t give a shit and his personality overcame it easily.  Gotta say…that is impressive when you think about it.

Kasich was forgettable.  I really hate to say it.  There was something that he said that I was like…”Oh, so big government…” but he was so forgettable that I can’t even remember what he said.  Oh well.

Jeb Bush actually had a pretty good night.  I could rip him to shreds on pretty much all his positions, but he presented them well.  I think it’s too little too late.  If I’m the establishment guy, I’m going to Marco Rubio.  He has the energy, the likability, and a last name that’s not Bush.  Sorry Jeb!

Long Live the Constitution!

CNN Republican Debate

Posted by Troy on 15th December 2015 in Current Events, Political

Not a huge fan of the CNN debate.  I felt like they gave Cruz and Rubio way too much time, and this prevented others from showcasing themselves.  Also, the question, “So you’re for thousands of dead Syrian kids,” was a bit much.  I mean… seriously, guys…

Trump – I think that Trump may have finally shot himself in the foot.  Saying that he would go after the ISIS families is a bit much.  I mean, it’s effective.  It’s the Total War approach that Sherman used against the South.  In all honesty, its the only thing that might work…or lead to a true religious war ending with the extermination of one group or the other.  The statement though, does make him look unhinged.  It’s a shame because he said some good stuff too.  Such as: We either have a country or we don’t.  If we have one, we have to enforce our borders.  Anyone here illegally, gets shipped out.  Yep, true true.

Cruz – I think he was the big winner tonight.  He didn’t say anything stupid and made a few good points.  He also avoided picking fights with the conservative candidates (although he did go after a few of the Establishment ones).

Rubio – I think that he is going to be the Establishment candidate.  So, here’s the take-away for the night: he is pro-pathway to citizenship [he does say that the border must be secured and legal immigration system fixed, and then we'd look at the people who were already here...but let's be honest, that's not he the way it would actually go down], he is pro military adventurism in the Middle East, and he is pro-spying on American citizens.  Needless to say, I can’t support him.

Carson – He had a pretty good night.  I don’t know if he will move up, but he is calm and measured.  What he said made a lot of sense too.  I don’t like the moment of silence at the beginning of his night.  It screams of “I don’t have anything to say,”/time eating.  I know that’s not the case, but that’s how it kinda reads.  I thought he did a good job of arguing that you don’t have to scream to be tough.

Fiorina – Man, she is so reasoned and calm.  Shame she blends into the background so much.  In particular, after debates, she just disappears.  She doesn’t have a good promotion team.  However, the lady understands messaging.  I have to give her that.  Shame CNN focused so much of their time on Cruz and Rubio.

Rand Paul – He was one hundred percent correct on everything.  We are moving away from the Constitution.  Our debt is our biggest national security weakness.  Several people up there either don’t understand what they are saying or don’t truly believe what they say.  It is a shame that he doesn’t have a more outstanding personality.  Still a big fan of his, but he cannot win the nomination.

Christie – He is someone that sounds good if you don’t know who he really is.  Although, I really enjoyed Rand Paul taking him down over the no-fly zone.  Oh, if looks could kill…

Kasich – Everybody was kung-fu fighting…have you ever noticed how much he moves his hands when he talks?  He did make some good point during the night, but I honestly cannot say what it was.  It seems his entire campaign strategy is, “Look, I can give you Ohio.”  I don’t know why he doesn’t dropout.

Bush – Did anyone else catch the Kermit the Frog impression?  ha ha ha.  He’s got nothing.  He actually did stand up to Trump this time, but it’s too little, too late.  He has zero credibility.  The sad thing is that he lost his credibility by not being able to go toe to toe with Trump previously.  Now, he’s trying to regain it by going after him constantly.  Unfortunately for him, it just makes him look rude and annoying.

Long Live the Constitution!