Source: CATS Roundtableis
So, I guess the attempted assassination of Congressional Republicans by Bernie Sanders supporter, James T. Hodgkinson is all in our heads. He meant well; besides, if you’re a Republican or Conservative, then you asked for it. (sarcasm)
Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
The FBI report in the Virginia shooting of GOP officials removes all doubt that the Deep State is alive and well. It was as illogical as anything Jim Comey would say about the Clinton email case.
The FBI shared their findings on June 21st
This is the quick rundown of the incriminating evidence that the shooter’s goal was to kill Republican officials.
- Before Hodgkinson left for Virginia, he was engaging in target practice.
- In his possession was a piece of paper that contained the names of six members of congress. [They are all members of the Freedom Caucus].
- The shooter had strong anti-Republican views which he espoused on his social media accounts. [They didn’t mention his pro-Sanders views].
- Hodgkinson took multiple photos of the baseball field. That was three days after the New York Times mentioned that Republicans practiced baseball at the baseball field with little security.
- He lived out of his van at the YMCA directly next door to the baseball field.
- The shooter legally purchased a rifle in March 2003 and 9 mm handgun in November 2016.
- He also modified the rifle to accept a detachable magazine and a folding stock/
- While living in a van, he rented a storage facility to hide hundreds of rounds of ammunition and rifle components[…]
It is reassuring to know that I am not the only one sick of Progressives and their collaborators in the media pushing a bogus narrative about Russia hacking the election.
Let it go already.
The Daily Sheeple by Dawn Luger
If literally not one single vote changed thanks to this horrible hacking perpetrated by Vladimir Putin and his minions, it should be dropped already. After all, with the amount of meddling the United States does in foreign countries elections, one would think they’d like to keep this quiet.
It’s as if they aren’t even trying to hide their ridiculous scheme anymore. If the government and the left wants anyone to buy this snake oil, now is the time to put up the evidence. Without evidence, the election, which didn’t sway anyway, is valid. Even with evidence, that if existed would have been shown by now, the election is valid because no votes were changed. But the media is desperately trying to spin this in favor of leftists, unsurprisingly. They title articles that declare “Intelligence Official: Russia Hackers Targeted 21 States During The Election,” yet once you go to read it, it’s the same nonsense as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton spewed in the days following Donald Trump’s win. Blame Russia because Democrats lost, oh, and there’s no new information.
Nothing has changed. There’s no new information, yet the media presents the testimony of Department of Homeland Security official Jeanette Manfra as some sort of breaking announcement. If there is any evidence that this entire situation is fake, it’s the mainstream media’s insistence on publishing the same things over and over again hoping it will somehow convince us – without any proof still, of course.
Manfra, who is the DHS’s acting deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity, would not identify which states had been targeted, citing confidentiality agreements. She reiterated that there was no evidence that any actual votes were manipulated, as did former FBI director, James Comey.
“As of right now, we have evidence that election-related systems in 21 states were targeted,” Manfra told the Senate Intelligence Committee, which investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Systems were breached in a smaller number of states, she said but did not give a specific figure, probably because she’s full of it. If she had evidence, we’de have seen it by now. But maybe she can’t remember, like Jeff Sessions. So the media comes in to blast propaganda as “bad” but only because Hillary lost.
U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda in order to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, a Republican, win the White House.
What’s laugh out loud hysterical about that little paragraph, was the obviously biased propaganda that the majority of mainstream media outlets put out in favor of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Bias is bad apparently unless you’re biased toward the side the media demands you lean toward. Propaganda is only bad when used against a Democrat, according to most of the news organizations.
Manfra and other officials testifying on Wednesday reiterated that U.S. elections are resilient to hacking in part because they are decentralized and largely operated on the state and local level. Again, then this really shouldn’t matter. Not one single vote was changed and no evidence has been produced. Until we have more to go on the word of a few government officials, there’s nothing else to do. So why are we wasting so much of our stolen tax dollars on this dog and pony show?
The attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election was a solid one. Democrats latched onto anything they could to make every attempt to get this Russian hacking narrative to stick. There’s just not a shred of evidence to support it anymore. Those who chose to sit out this last election and not vote are probably feeling pretty dang good about that decision right about now. And Putin is probably kicking back in his huge bathtub in his castle in Russia, sipping vodka and watching the US flail and throw tantrums like toddlers fighting over the last glue stick.
Permission to re-publish granted by The Daily Sheeple .
Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills
If you stop to consider the profile of James Hodgkison there is more there there than first imagined. I’m sure when the media covered the various Occupy events in 2011-2012, no one noticed the few 50+ to 60+ year old men wedged in between all the snowflakes and sonnenkinder. He was not crazy, any more than an Islamic suicide bomber is crazy. But he did decide, as the Cheyenne would say, it was a “good day to die” leaving himself open to return fire, and no avenue of retreat. He used a 1950’s era Soviet/Chinese mainline infantry assault weapon, designed to hit a target from 100-200 yards, yet tried to gun down men from around a hundred feet. From longer range, better concealment and some target training, he could have squeezed off one-two rounds in less than ten seconds, hit two targets, disposed of the gun, and walked to his van, and been back in a YMCA taking a shower before local police could have cordoned off the area. He could have, as the training manual reads, “lived to fight another day.”
Unless an autopsy shows he was dying of cancer, we may never know why he chose to die so stupidly. But we are all thankful that he was such a lousy shot.
Still, he sent a clear signal about who the Left has placed its bounty on. And maybe even more importantly, who it has not.
When it was revealed that Hodgkison carried a target list in his pocket listing only GOP Liberty Caucus members, it made Speaker Paul Ryan’s words about family morph into something less universal, since he and his leadership weren’t targets after all. In certain circles that’s a big deal[…]
Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question:What Will be The End Result Of Mueller’s Investigation?
Mike McDaniel: The results of Mueller’s investigation do not require the insight of an Old Testament prophet. Special prosecutors spends tens, even hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, and they prosecute as many people for as many crimes as they can… I was going to say “for as many crimes as they can find,” but the better formulation would be: “for as many crimes as they can manufacture.”
Take the “Russian collusion” narrative. Even Democrats are beginning to back away from that one. There is no such crime as “collusion,” which is nothing more than agreeing on a course or action or working in concert toward it. One might conceivably violate portions of the espionage statutes, perhaps money laundering, even RICO, which is often stretched to attack little girls running lemonade stands, but people may discuss, even make manifest, their common views on a variety of topics–collude, if you will–without violating the law.
There might be treason, but that’s so yesterday. Progressives have always loved the Russians and envied their totalitarian ways. They only changed their views because TRUMP. Only five people in American history have been convicted of treason, but Progressives would surely think it the most important statute in the history of the Republic if they thought they could use it against President Trump or someone close to him.
Another significant problem is that as head of the Executive branch, Mr. Trump has the unlimited power to fire the Director of the FBI; he’s part of the Executive branch. President Trump has the same power to demand any federal prosecutor, from the Attorney General down to the newest junior prosecutor just hired in Buffalo Breath, ND, cease prosecution of any case. He need not produce any reason. That’s all part of the rule of law, which progressives find so inconvenient.
Let’s review: Mr. Trump, apparently feeling kindly toward General Flynn, and thinking he had suffered enough, told James Comey he hoped–hoped–Comey could see his way clear to let the Flynn case go. Comey testified–in a Mittyish manner–he didn’t consider this an order to end the investigation, which by all accounts, was already ended. He also testified he did not do anything to end that, or any other investigation, and the current, acting head of the FBI testified no one has tried to influence or stop any investigation. Yet Progressives are screaming “obstruction of justice,” and “cover up.”
How can the President of the United States obstruct justice when he did not direct Comey to do anything, and when he has absolute constitutional power to direct Comey to end any investigation at will? Even if Mr. Trump specifically told Comey to drop a specific investigation/prosecution–and he didn’t–that’s not a crime, merely an exercise of the President’s prosecutorial discretion. Whether it would be a politically wise thing to do is another matter, but a political matter, not a crime.
Mr. Trump is right. It’s a witch hunt. Mueller has been hiring legions of known leftist lawyers. I remember not long ago when James Comey was universally hailed as a straight shooter, as a man who would never put his thumb on the scale of justice. As Sarah Palin would say: “How’s that workin’ out for yah?” Now Mueller is the straight shooter, but thus far, all his rounds are bending sharply to the left.
This is nothing more than standard progressive tactics, as in the case of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Austin’s chief prosecutor, a real piece of work, was arrested for drunk driving, and her horrifically bad behavior, which required her to be strapped to a chair, and which included threats, was videotaped. As she was in charge of the state’s public accountability unit–prosecuting corrupt public officials–Perry thought it wise she resign. She refused, so Perry made it clear he’d veto funds for that sole function–not the entire prosecutor’s office–and when she still refused to resign, he did.
He was charged with multiple felonies, which came down to arguing the Governor could be convicted of crimes for exercising his constitutional authority. Perry eventually won; all charges were dismissed, but it took years, cost millions, and destroyed Perry’s presidential hopes, which, apart from the general, enthusiastic exercise of leftist hate and cruelty, was the point of the prosecution.
It is inconceivable that Mueller, who is reported to be hiring large numbers of plainly leftist lawyers, with no end in sight, will simply close up shop and announce no crimes were found. This is, in the finest progressive Washington DC style, an investigation in search of a crime, and someone to hang it on–actually, someone to hang in general. With that in mind, trifles such as probable cause, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, credible witnesses and evidence and the presumption of innocence until the state proves one guilty certainly won’t be bothered with.
In this case, Shylock will get his pound of flesh, and it will take him at least four years, or more, to get it. Just as with Rick Perry, that’s the point.
Expect that Mueller’s ‘investigation’ will end with him not finding any criminal charges (because there aren’t any that are remotely possible) but having enough to say about ‘improper conduct’ and ‘possible misconduct, but I couldn’t find any direct evidence’ to keep the Left’s fire burning. Expect Mueller to take his time as well…the Democrats are already saying they will push the bogus ‘Trump-Russia’ narrative through the 2018 midterms.
That’s about as long as the Left is going to be able to keep this nonsense going. After that, the same tactic the Clintons and Obama used successfully is going to backfire on them…people get bored after awhile.
If the president does his job, the economy continues to do well, the AHCA is implemented, tax reform becomes a reality and illegal migration is curtailed, the American people at large aren’t going to care about what the NYT or CNN manufactures. And the hard left will fail in its attempt to take over congress.
Dave Schuler: There will be no end result. It will grind on without much in the way of results until the end of Trump’s second term, he’s defeated in his bid for re-election, he resigns or declines to run for re-election, he dies in office, the investigation is terminated, either by the Congress or by the president, or some combination of the above.
Laura Rambeau Lee : The American people are outraged at the unsubstantiated allegations by unknown sources regarding the Trump Administration’s “obstruction of justice” accusations that continue to be reported in the media. Yet during former FBI Director Comey’s testimony he revealed Hillary Clinton was in fact under investigation when Bill Clinton met former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her plane. Comey also disclosed that Lynch directed him not to call it an investigation and instead he should call it a “matter” when discussing it. Shortly thereafter he reported they would not be pursuing charges against Clinton after reciting a list of the numerous illegal activities committed by Clinton. This is the very definition of collusion and obstruction. This is what should be investigated. And yet the media refuses to cover and expose this story.
This is a witch hunt by people who still cannot believe their precious Hillary Clinton did not win the election and their anger has not subsided. In fact, it continues to escalate as the progressive media pushes the narrative that President Trump colluded with the Russians in the election. Since none of our intelligence agencies could find any evidence of this, they are now pursuing obstruction of justice charges against President Trump for his firing of Comey. President Trump has the constitutional power and right to fire anyone in the executive branch at any time.
Nothing good will come of this investigation. We the people need to put unrelenting pressure on our congressmen and woman to support President Trump and insist on an end to the investigation. We need to allow our president to get on with his agenda and keep his campaign promises. And those Republicans who refuse to support our president should be primaried out in 2018 and 2020. Drain the swamp.
Well, there it is!
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Communists are always pointing their fingers at the right accusing us of the violence that their sock puppets are guilty. Case in point, last week’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise by a hard-core radical, James Hodgkinson who also happens to be a Bernie Sanders supporter.
The Occupy Wall Street nightmare that began in 2011 has morphed into violent attacks on Republicans to resist and make America “ungovernable.”
Independent Sentinel by James Soviero
Since it took Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi less than 24 hours to call out Republicans regarding the attempted assassination of their own members by a hard left Bernie Sanders ideologue, let’s take the phony kumbaya gloves off. It has been Dems, beginning with their 2011 no apologies embrace of an oft times destructive, dangerous, felonious Occupy Wall Street movement, that began normalizing, even glorifying political violence.
Here are what some of the highest ranking party leaders had to say around the fall of 2011. We’ll follow their glowing comments with the harsh realities created by the Occupiers’ filth, property destruction, threats, assaults and attacks on police officers.
Talking OWS President Obama opined, “The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side…”