“Trump Disrupts World.”

“Trump Disrupts World.” —44gh.,b72

“In an Epic Final Speech, Joe Biden Warns that the Progressive Democratic World Order Is at Risk of Collapse.” — cnbc, 1/18/17 For the first time in my life, I’m proud to agree with Joe Biden. The power architecture of the worldwide left is disintegrating.

The political earthquake that started with the Trump Tower escalator ride on June 16, 2015, the day Donald Trump announced his Presidential run, still rattles the globe. The shuddering has only grown more intense, both here and abroad.

The entire world elite took to fainting couches following a handful of media interviews Trump gave just before taking office, in which he reiterated his positions on Brexit (beautiful), the European Union (annoying), nato (obsolete), and the One-China policy (up for review). He said these exact things many times over the last year and a half, but it’s only now starting to dawn on the geniuses in the intellectual class that Trump’s ideas — which they’ve never taken seriously — are actually going to determine U.S. policy. The intelligentsia’s reaction: Nooooooooo! Trump is screwing up the “world order.” Seriously.

“Trump’s comments — made … with no apparent respect for the nuances and niceties of diplomacy — could throw an already fragile world into disorder,” sniffed The New Yorker magazine. The Wall Street Journal took the temperature of the international elite gathered at the World Economic Forum: “On this bracingly cold day here in Davos, one could palpably feel the shake in the world order.”

The New Yorker further reported that Trump has “jolted governments from Brussels to Beijing. Many of his ideas disparage the principles, institutions, and alliances central to U.S. foreign policy … [that] prevent global conflagrations.” Yep, the institutions that have given us “order.”

They really believe this crap. The truth is, the globalist “order” has been a tight-knit system of cronyism, corruption, graft (see: Clinton Global Initiative), arms dealing, foment, and warcraft — which has benefited this bunch with enormous wealth. That is the order Trump is disrupting.

But it’s not just the international crowd that’s panicked. The domestic order in D.C. has also been upended:

  • “Trump’s Inauguration to Shatter Washington Norms.” — Politico, 1/13/17
  • “Heavily Democratic D.C. Braces for a Swamp-Draining New Republican President.” — The Washington Post, 1/13/17
  • “State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win.” — The Washington Free Beacon, 1/16/17
  • “Trump Could Cause ‘The Death of Think Tanks as We Know Them.’” — The Washington Post, 1/15/17
  • “Democrats, Left in the Lurch: The Curious Decline and Uncertain Future of the Democratic Party.” — nbc News, 1/18/17

The “order” in official Washington has been rooted in liberal power. Until now, despite election results, D.C. has remained a one-Party town. Thanks to burrowed-in Democrat apparatchiks, Democrat bureaucrats, and Democrat operatives in all agencies and government departments, Democrat Party control has infused every square inch of the Capitol.

Donald Trump has blown that structure wide open. His electoral victory revealed that the Democrat Party has been utterly hollowed out over the last eight years under Barack Obama. It is pathetically debilitated — weaker than it’s been in generations. Not only are Democrats without elective power in either House in Congress, not only are they without power in the Executive Branch — Democrats are about to lose their grip on the mother lode, their real source of political muscle: the judiciary.

There are 104 vacant federal judgeships waiting for his nominations when he takes office. The judiciary has been the left’s go-to option when they fail to achieve their objectives legislatively. This change in the nature of the judiciary could last for decades.” Not only did their own media hide the truth, not only did their own arrogance and bigotry render them unable to discern the mood of their countrymen, but history was not a guide. What Trump accomplished by winning the Presidency, without ever before having run for office or ever having held a military leadership position, is “an achievement without precedent,” as Newt Gingrich put it at the Heritage Foundation on 1/17/17, in “Understanding Trump and Trumpism.”

Trump’s vision and energy are anti-globalist and unapologetically pro-American dominance and wealth — re-establishing American greatness — but with new, Trumpian diagnoses on trade, global currency, manufacturing, and international alliances. Yet the left understands none of this, and are still running their tired old handbook against him..

Biden told The New York Times Magazine on 1/17/17: “It’s like a Rubik’s cube trying to figure this guy out. We have no freakin’ idea what he’s gonna do.”

To these people, life is a fight for power, and whoever has the power gets to dictate the terms. They fight for power so they can dictate to us what marriage is, what compassion is, what “citizen” is, what America is, what reality is.

Likewise, they don’t accept the reality that they lost on November 8. No, they were cheated. By Comey, by Putin, whatever. They are always, in every circumstance, committed to overthrowing and reversing reality. It is delusional; these are sick people. And they’re not going away, especially since Trump so relentlessly insists on pushing reality right in their faces. They’re going to constantly come unglued and be disruptive during his Presidency. Let ’em.

source-the new yorker, joe biden, wsj, politico, wash free beacon, wash post, newt, new york mgazine, us today,

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“Trump Disrupts World.”

“Trump Disrupts World.” —44gh.,b72

“In an Epic Final Speech, Joe Biden Warns that the Progressive Democratic World Order Is at Risk of Collapse.” — cnbc, 1/18/17 For the first time in my life, I’m proud to agree with Joe Biden. The power architecture of the worldwide left is disintegrating.

The political earthquake that started with the Trump Tower escalator ride on June 16, 2015, the day Donald Trump announced his Presidential run, still rattles the globe. The shuddering has only grown more intense, both here and abroad.

The entire world elite took to fainting couches following a handful of media interviews Trump gave just before taking office, in which he reiterated his positions on Brexit (beautiful), the European Union (annoying), nato (obsolete), and the One-China policy (up for review). He said these exact things many times over the last year and a half, but it’s only now starting to dawn on the geniuses in the intellectual class that Trump’s ideas — which they’ve never taken seriously — are actually going to determine U.S. policy. The intelligentsia’s reaction: Nooooooooo! Trump is screwing up the “world order.” Seriously.

“Trump’s comments — made … with no apparent respect for the nuances and niceties of diplomacy — could throw an already fragile world into disorder,” sniffed The New Yorker magazine. The Wall Street Journal took the temperature of the international elite gathered at the World Economic Forum: “On this bracingly cold day here in Davos, one could palpably feel the shake in the world order.”

The New Yorker further reported that Trump has “jolted governments from Brussels to Beijing. Many of his ideas disparage the principles, institutions, and alliances central to U.S. foreign policy … [that] prevent global conflagrations.” Yep, the institutions that have given us “order.”

They really believe this crap. The truth is, the globalist “order” has been a tight-knit system of cronyism, corruption, graft (see: Clinton Global Initiative), arms dealing, foment, and warcraft — which has benefited this bunch with enormous wealth. That is the order Trump is disrupting.

But it’s not just the international crowd that’s panicked. The domestic order in D.C. has also been upended:

  • “Trump’s Inauguration to Shatter Washington Norms.” — Politico, 1/13/17
  • “Heavily Democratic D.C. Braces for a Swamp-Draining New Republican President.” — The Washington Post, 1/13/17
  • “State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win.” — The Washington Free Beacon, 1/16/17
  • “Trump Could Cause ‘The Death of Think Tanks as We Know Them.’” — The Washington Post, 1/15/17
  • “Democrats, Left in the Lurch: The Curious Decline and Uncertain Future of the Democratic Party.” — nbc News, 1/18/17

The “order” in official Washington has been rooted in liberal power. Until now, despite election results, D.C. has remained a one-Party town. Thanks to burrowed-in Democrat apparatchiks, Democrat bureaucrats, and Democrat operatives in all agencies and government departments, Democrat Party control has infused every square inch of the Capitol.

Donald Trump has blown that structure wide open. His electoral victory revealed that the Democrat Party has been utterly hollowed out over the last eight years under Barack Obama. It is pathetically debilitated — weaker than it’s been in generations. Not only are Democrats without elective power in either House in Congress, not only are they without power in the Executive Branch — Democrats are about to lose their grip on the mother lode, their real source of political muscle: the judiciary.

There are 104 vacant federal judgeships waiting for his nominations when he takes office. The judiciary has been the left’s go-to option when they fail to achieve their objectives legislatively. This change in the nature of the judiciary could last for decades.” Not only did their own media hide the truth, not only did their own arrogance and bigotry render them unable to discern the mood of their countrymen, but history was not a guide. What Trump accomplished by winning the Presidency, without ever before having run for office or ever having held a military leadership position, is “an achievement without precedent,” as Newt Gingrich put it at the Heritage Foundation on 1/17/17, in “Understanding Trump and Trumpism.”

Trump’s vision and energy are anti-globalist and unapologetically pro-American dominance and wealth — re-establishing American greatness — but with new, Trumpian diagnoses on trade, global currency, manufacturing, and international alliances. Yet the left understands none of this, and are still running their tired old handbook against him..

Biden told The New York Times Magazine on 1/17/17: “It’s like a Rubik’s cube trying to figure this guy out. We have no freakin’ idea what he’s gonna do.”

To these people, life is a fight for power, and whoever has the power gets to dictate the terms. They fight for power so they can dictate to us what marriage is, what compassion is, what “citizen” is, what America is, what reality is.

Likewise, they don’t accept the reality that they lost on November 8. No, they were cheated. By Comey, by Putin, whatever. They are always, in every circumstance, committed to overthrowing and reversing reality. It is delusional; these are sick people. And they’re not going away, especially since Trump so relentlessly insists on pushing reality right in their faces. They’re going to constantly come unglued and be disruptive during his Presidency. Let ’em.

source-the new yorker, joe biden, wsj, politico, wash free beacon, wash post, newt, new york mgazine, us today,

TOO CORRECT A EARLIER POST THAT WAS IN ERROR

TOO CORRECT A EARLIER POST THAT WAS IN ERROR

Why Trump shot down Obama’s last-minute attempt to send the Palestinians $221 million–45fh,b5–

  • On Tuesday, the state department under President Donald Trump announced it would review one of Barack Obama’s final acts as US president — the release of $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.
  • Obama’s move, came as a shock to many. The funds had congressional holds on them, which don’t legally bind the president but have historically been respected.
  • It appears that Trump’s decision to review Obama’s release of the funds comes down to his heavily  pro-Israel agenda.
  • Trump, who took office just hours after Obama’s decision, has taken a hard line against the Palestinians, describing their funding of terrorism and the larger situation in the West Bank and Gaza as a “deplorable, deplorable situation”, in remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in March.
  • The $221 million released by Obama, and subsequently halted by Trump, is part of the US’s regularly scheduled aid to Palestine, which totaled $557 million from all US government agencies in 2015.
  • The US, and even Israel, provide funds to the Palestinian Authority because the government’s stability contributes to Israel’s security, Michael Koplow, a Middle East analyst at the Israel Policy Forum, told Business Insider.
  • The relative stability of the West Bank, which has not become “a haven for terrorism and a launching ground for rocket attacks,” unlike Gaza, can be credited to the cooperation of the Israeli Defense Forces and the Palestinian Authority security forces, according to Koplow.
  • “The IDF and the Israeli government are the biggest lobbyists of Congress in favor of continuing Palestinian aid,” Koplow added.
  • According to Koplow, though the Israelis and their supporters in the US may condemn the Palestinian Authority and their actions, they continually fund and prop up the organization for a lack of a better alternative.
  • “Should the PA collapse, the scenarios range from the Israeli military having to reenter the entirety of the West Bank to a complete Hamas takeover. Both the US and Israel are willing to put up with and fund Palestinian Authority corruption, ineffective government, and incitement in order to ensure the security cooperation that safeguards Israeli security,” said Koplow.
  • However, a few GOP lawmakers decided to draw the line on the $221 million Obama intended to send to the PA.
  • Two GOP lawmakers Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger of Texas, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, had placed holds on the funds as the Palestinian Authority had pursued “a unilateral tract towards statehood and they were not trying to work with Israel,” said Schanzer.
  • By putting the payment under review, the Trump administration seems to be siding with the GOP lawmakers, and the Israelis themselves, who recently moved to reduce their support to the Palestinian Authority after a wave of attacks on Israelis in the West Bank this month.
  • Israeli soldiers pray atop a tank at an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) staging area by the central Gaza border.Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
  • Indeed, the Palestinians have been making unilateral pushes for statehood, but the Israelis had also pushed forward with initiatives that troubled the Obama administration. The Obama administration made as much clear in December, when the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding that Israel stop building settlements on Palestinian land.
  • The US refused to vote on the resolution, effectively allowing it to pass.
  • Trump quickly and sharply criticized this move. “We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect,” Trump tweeted. “They used to have a great friend in the US, but … not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (UN)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!”
  • Koplow said Obama likely felt “frustration with Israeli settlement activity despite repeated pleas from the White House and the State Department.” This frustration was “compounded to an unprecedented degree by the Israeli Regulation Bill— which will legalize every unauthorized outpost and building in the West Bank that are currently illegal under Israeli law,” said Koplow.
  • Meanwhile, President Trump has repeatedly floated the idea of moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which PA President Mahmoud Abbas has urged against. His administration will review the funding and possibly adjust it should it clash with his strategy in the region, the Associated Press reports.

source–alex lockie, business insider, michael koplow,

FAKE NEWS: Mainstream Post-Election Propaganda—part 2 of 2

FAKE NEWS: Mainstream Post-Election Propaganda–

Ruskie Fever—-part 2 of 2

  • “I freely admit that my own list of those who deserve to be held accountable [for Trump’s win] is long. It includes Russian President Vladimir Putin, who intervened shamelessly in our internal affairs…” — E.J. Dionne, Washington Post, 11/9/16
  • “So Comey and Putin installed a crazy, vindictive, can’t-handle-the-truth person in the White House. Scary.” — Paul Krugman, on Twitter, 11/27/16
  • “We have recently learned that President-elect Trump has ethical and business conflicts that seem to violate the Constitution … In the meantime, the most recent reports from the cia are that Russia interfered with the election.” — Katy Tur on msnbc, Real Clear Politics, 12/10/16
  • “In Mr. Trump, the Russians had reason to see a malleable political novice, one who had surrounded himself with Kremlin lackeys.” — editorial, New York Times, 12/11/16
  • “So this was a tainted election … [and] illegitimate in important ways; the victor was rejected by the public, and won the Electoral College only thanks to foreign intervention and grotesquely inappropriate, partisan behavior on the part of domestic law enforcement.” — Paul Krugman, New York Times, 12/12/16
  • “There’s no shortage of legal theories that could challenge Mr. Trump’s anointment … a new theory has arisen that there is legal precedent for courts to give the election to Mrs. Clinton based on Russian interference…” — Dahlia Lithwick & David Cohen, New York Times, 12/14/16
  • “Russian Hackers Penetrated U.S. Electricity Grid Through a Utility in Vermont, U.S. Officials Say.” — headline, Washington Post, 12/20/16. The lead sentence: “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe … has been detected within the system of [Burlington Electric,] a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials … [T]he penetration of the nation’s electrical grid is significant because it represents a potentially serious vulnerability.” The article, an obvious attempt to shame Trump for not expressing the correct level of angst about Russian hacking, claimed “multiple computer systems at the utility had been breached.” But WaPo had gone live with the story without even calling Burlington Electric, which an hour later issued a statement that common malware had been found “in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop not connected to our organization’s grid system.” The entire WaPo story fell apart.
  • “Biggest winner? Vladimir Putin … He basically took over the United States and got himself a Manchurian candidate and that is something no other Russian leader has been able to do.” — Jason Johnson, msnbc’s “Hardball,” 12/21/16
  • “From December 8 to January 8, Media Research Center analysts found that journalists on abc, cbs, and nbc repeated this loaded phrase [“hacked the election”] at least 49 times in their morning and evening broadcasts. After blaming the Electoral College for Clinton’s loss didn’t work, the media moved on to blur the release of Democratic emails with the idea that Russia ‘hacked the election.’” — NewsBusters, 1/11/17
  • “The idea that [Russia] gave the election to Donald Trump is absurd … There’s an extensive report on how this thing developed over 18 months with the Obama Administration knowing about this … [T]he passivity of Barack Obama in the face of this is simply staggering.” — Charles Krauthammer, Real Clear Politics, 12/13/16
  • “There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections … There’s no evidence that that has happened in the past, or that there are instances in which that will happen this time. And so I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining…” — Barack Obama, whitehouse.gov, 10/18/16. That was then.
  • “Stop Trying to Hush Up the Truth about Election Hacking.” — editorial, Washington Post, 1/4/17

Trump Derangement Fever

  • “These are not words of sanity! These are the rages and the boasts and the madness that we have seen throughout history: Saddam Hussein, Mussolini, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-Tung, Stalin, Pol Pot, bin Laden, Hitler.” — Keith Olbermann, ex-msnbc host, on Donald Trump, GQ.com, 11/29/16
  • “Nate Silver: Clinton ‘Almost Certainly’ Would’ve Won Before fbi Letter.” — headline, The Hill, 12/11/16
  • “We have elected, you know, the chaos-sower in chief, you know, undermining the validity of intelligence reports, undermining the work of the press, of various government institutions, of democratic institutions.” — Julia Ioffe of Politico, on cnn’s “Reliable Sources,” 12/12/16
  • “He [Trump] is building a dream team of anti-Muslim hate.” — Dean Obeidallah, Daily Beast contributor, on cnn, 12/9/16
  • “[W]e’re talking about a candidate who’s lost in a historic way in terms of the popular vote but clearly won in the Electoral College. Is this something of a national emergency?” — Brian Stelter, host of cnn’s “Reliable Sources,” Real Clear Politics, 12/12/16
  • “Though [Trump] lost the election by nearly three million votes … the Democratic Party is doing little to stop him … [W]e are once again left with incontrovertible proof that … Republicans behave as if they won while Democrats behave as if they lost.” — Dahlia Lithwick & David Cohen, New York Times, 12/14/16
  • “[T]rump’s [campaign] announcement and [Charleston church shooter Dylann] Roof’s manifesto offer a duet in racial grievance.” — Jamelle Bouie, Slate, 12/15/16
  • “The Case for Donald Trump’s Impeachability.” — headline, New York Magazine, 12/20/16
  • “The Evidence to Impeach Donald Trump May Already Be Here.” — headline, Vanity Fair, 12/20/16
  • “Congress Must Impeach Trump on Day One.” — headline, Huffington Post, 1/7/17
  • “Pravda on the Checkout Line.” — Politico Magazine, blaming Hillary’s loss on pro-Trump “propaganda” in The National Enquirer and other tabloids, 1/13/17
  • “How to Remove Trump from Office.” — Richard Cohen, a week before the inauguration, advocating Trump be declared incapacitated under the 25th Amendment, Washington Post, 1/9/17
  • “There’s a way to get rid of President Trump without impeaching him, and it’s called the 25th Amendment … [I]t could be the death knell for Donald Trump’s Presidential career.” — The [UK] Independent, 1/15/17

“Dossier” Fever

  • “A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, alleges Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors.” — BuzzFeed, 1/10/17
  • “BuzzFeed News reporters in the U.S. and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them.” — BuzzFeed, 1/10/17
  • “BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Igniting a Debate.” — New York Times, 1/10/17
  • “BuzzFeed took a … well-established approach: Release what you can when you have it and see what new leads it generates. If this strategy pays off, the outlet that has morphed … [into] a font of serious journalism could end up with some terrific scoops.” — Columbia Journalism Review, “BuzzFeed Was Right to Publish Trump-Russia Files,” 1/11/17
  • “cnn has confirmed that the [dossier] synopsis was included in the documents that were presented to Mr. Trump but cannot confirm if it was discussed in his meeting with the intelligence chiefs.” — cnn, 1/12/17
  • “BuzzFeed’s Decision to Publish Dossier Reasonable.” — headline, Newsday, 1/12/17
  • “…[T]he information in the dossier, even if not true, has very legitimate reasons to be taken seriously.” — John Ziegler, Mediaite, 1/13/17
  • “Trump’s irrational love for Vladimir Putin and his inability to accept that Russia was destabilizing our election justifies the publication of the dossier … [It] leads one to believe Russia just might have something on him.” — Daily Kos, 1/15/17
  • “Why So Many Journalists Are Mad at BuzzFeed.” — headline, Washington Post, 1/12/17. Journalists were thrilled at the hit-job, but threw BuzzFeed under the bus when the dossier was exposed as bs.
  • “That [dossier] is a garbage document. It never should have been presented as part of an intelligence briefing … Trump’s right to be upset about that. I think … those intelligence chiefs … made a mistake here. And when people make mistakes, they should apologize.” — Bob Woodward, on “Fox News Sunday,” 1/15/17

Delegitimize Fever

  • “I don’t see any other way than to vote again.” — Robert Baer, former cia operative, on supposed Russian “interference” in the election, on cnn, 1/10/16
  • “Keith Olbermann: We Can Still Delegitimize Trump By Not Calling Him ‘President Trump.’” — Real Clear Politics, 12/19/16
  • “Remedy for Russian Meddling Should Be New Election.” — headline, The Hill, 1/11/17
  • “[Democrats and liberals] are hoping … that this unelected faction in Washington [i.e., U.S. intelligence agencies] will undermine and subvert and destroy the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency before he’s even inaugurated and I think what you’re seeing is actually quite dangerous.” — Glenn Greenwald, left-wing journalist, on Fox News, 1/13/17
  • “Ex-Clinton Aide: Trump ‘Very Insecure’ about Legitimacy.” — headline, The Hill, 1/13/17
  • “Clinton Allies Exact Revenge on Trump: Campaign Aides Flood the Airwaves to Pummel the President-Elect.” — Politico, 1/13/17
  • “Every day there are new developments, new shoes dropping, so to speak, that call into question the legitimacy of his win … I think Donald Trump is just trying to cling to whatever legitimacy still is in effect here.” — Brian Fallon, Clinton campaign press secretary, on cnn, 1/13/17
  • “John Lewis: Trump Is Not a ‘Legitimate’ President.” — cnn, 1/13/17
  • “Obama White House Refuses to Call Trump ‘Legitimate’ President.” — Breitbart, 1/15/17

sources listed above

FAKE NEWS: Mainstream Post-Election Propaganda

FAKE NEWS: Mainstream Post-Election Propaganda–39gh.,b71

part 1 of 2

Nailing the Left

The drive-bys are in panic mode. Their rolling series of anti-Trump screamer headlines is being ignored by the American public. Ever since their world was turned upside-down on the night of November 8, with Trump’s shocking (to them) victory, they have feverishly tried one narrative after another, all with the underlying delusional message: “This’ll stop Trump! The last 4,739 may have failed, but this one will get him!”

“Fake News” Fever

  • “Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites.” — New York Times, 11/14/16
  • “Fake news played a role in this election and continues to find a wide audience.” — Brian Williams, msnbc, Daily Caller, 12/6/16
  • “‘[F]ake news’ means a made-up story with an intention to deceive … Mr. Trump and some members of his team have promoted false items…” — New York Times, 12/6/16
  • “What Is Fake News? How to Spot It and What You Can Do to Stop It.” — headline, The [UK] Guardian, 12/17/16
  • “It’s Time to Retire the Tainted Term ‘Fake News.’ Co-opted by conservative media, the label is misleading and useless.” — Washington Post, via Twitter, 1/8/17
  • “Google has removed language referencing fake news from its ‘prohibited content’ policy for websites that use its advertising network. The policy previously stated that these sites cannot engage in ‘deceptively presenting fake news articles as real.’” — Media Matters, after the “fake news” gambit against conservatives spectacularly failed, complaining that Google reneged, 1/12/17

Recount Fever

  • “No, the Presidential Election Can’t Be Hacked.” — cnn pre-election headline, 10/19/16. cnn assured the public that “election officials and cyber experts say it’s virtually impossible for Moscow or some other outside group to influence the election outcome.”
  • “Where’s the Outrage Over Russia’s Hack of the U.S. Election?” — cnn post-election headline, 12/10/16
  • “A group of computer scientists and election lawyers are urging Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to demand a manual recount of ballots … The activists don’t have evidence that voting machines were hacked, only a statistical suggestion that something is off.” — Huffington Post, 11/23/16. The group included attorney John Bonifaz who is founder of the Soros-funded National Voting Rights Institute.
  • “The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received seven percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000.” — New York Magazine, 11/22/16
  • “Can Hillary Clinton Still Win? Election Recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania Could Cost Trump the White House.” — headline, International Business Daily, 11/28/16
  • “State Recounts Could Alter Election Results.” — International Business Daily, 12/2/16
  • “Recounts Barely Making Dent in Election Results; Trump Gains in Wisconsin.” — Fox News, 12/7/16
  • “We’re not finding any problems with the machines. The [Jill] Stein campaign wanted a recount because they thought there was some problems with our machines and that was not the case.” — Reid Magney, Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesperson, Fox News, 12/7/16
  • “Trump’s Margin Up After Wisconsin Recount Over Voting Machine Security.” — PC World, 12/12/16
  • “Even if all three [state] recounts had taken place, they were always unlikely to change the outcome.” — “Jill Stein’s Recount Bid Is Over,” Huffington Post, 12/12/16

“Faithless Electors” Fever

  • “Could Hillary Clinton Still Win? There’s One More Chance.” — cbs News, 11/10/16. cbs hyped the Change.org petition that electors not vote for Trump, to deny him the 270 votes needed.
  • “The Electoral College Could See a Historic Number of ‘Faithless Electors.’” — Politico, 11/22/16
  • “At least six electors — members of the Electoral College whose votes actually elect the President — have vowed to cast ballots that don’t align with the popular vote results of their states … If they carry out their intentions — in effect, becoming ‘faithless electors’ — they would narrow Donald Trump’s margin-of-victory in the Electoral College over Hillary Clinton.” — New York Daily News, 11/22/16. Omitted info: all six electors were Democrats.
  • “The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump from Being President.” — headline, The Atlantic, 11/21/16
  • “Clinton supporters … have circulated petitions to force electors in the Electoral College not to vote for Trump, and to eliminate the Electoral College altogether.” — Huffington Post, 11/23/16
  • “No one is questioning the victory.” — George Stephanopoulos to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, who pointed out the media was attempting to undermine Trump’s Electoral College win, abc’s “Good Morning America,” 12/2/16
  • “On December 5, The New York Times published an op-ed column by Republican Texas elector Christopher Suprun entitled ‘Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump’ … [in the] op-ed, Suprun claimed … ‘as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation’ … and that he ‘works as a paramedic.’ Neither The Times, which has published nine other items containing Suprun’s name since his op-ed, or the Associated Press, which has published three, have noted that those two statements have been exposed as … fraudulent.” — NewsBusters, 12/18/16
  • “Donald Trump’s opponents need just 37 electors to go rogue today. A handful have said they plan to.” — Cecilia Vega, abc’s “Good Morning America,” NewsBusters, 12/19/16
  • “[Y]ou’re an assignment editor in a newsroom. You have a limited number of reporters. You have a limited amount of money. You have to decide what your reporters cover and at newsrooms all across the country, they said, you know what? We are going to chase down the story of the moon shot scenario whereby 37 electors flip their votes and hand the presidency to Hillary Clinton. I mean, that’s just insanity.” — The Hill’s Jonathan Swan, on Fox News “Special Report,” on the absurd media coverage of “faithless electors,” NewsBusters, 12/20/16

“Trump secured 304 electoral votes … despite a pitched effort by some on the left who wrote letters to Trump electors trying to persuade them to switch their votes or not vote at all … Not only did it not happen, but more electors tried to defect from Hillary Clinton … than from Trump, by a count of eight to two.” — npr, 12/19/16 sources listed above

Stupid Quotes

Stupid Quotes”39gh.,b12

I think he ad-libbed it like a jazz musician.” — Brian Williams, describing how Obama handled the Presidency, on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” quoted at NewsBusters
No, he lip synched like Milli Vanilli, twerked like Miley Cyrus, and botched it like Mariah Carey.

“Watching him [Obama] walk off the stage made you feel like a child desperately holding onto a father’s pants legs to try to prevent him from leaving the house.” — Frank Scheck, movie critic, after Obama’s farewell address, Hollywood Reporter

Everywhere else in America — the feeling was more like waking up from a long nightmare.

“I’m glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping … I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible.” — Matt Lauer, on Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, on NBC’s “Today,” quoted in The Hill.

“Just watching that ceremony, I was in tears.” — Andrea Mitchell, on Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, on msnbc, quoted at Real Clear Politics

“The Farewell Message Obama Wishes He Could Give: ‘You’re Welcome!’” — headline, The Washington Post

“Trump’s Twitter Feed Traumatizes Washington.” — headline, Politico

“Obama Warns Trump Not to Overuse Executive Orders.” — headline, upi

“The corrosive nature of everything from talk radio to fake news to negative advertising has made people lack confidence in a lot of our existing institutions.” — Barack Obama, blaming me — again — for his inability to succeed as President, on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” quoted at Breitbart.

“With House GOP sprinting ahead w/o [without a] plan, it’s worth remembering how carefully we considered ACA.” — Nancy Pelosi, on Obamacare, on Twitter

“I had trouble transferring my personal popularity or support to the broader cause of the Democratic Party.” — Barack Obama, bragging and blaming Democrats at the same time, on nbc’s “Dateline,” quoted at Mediaite

“[T]he whole process was done with the 60 votes — hundreds of hearings, bipartisan, over and over again. Some Republican amendments taken, some Democratic amendments taken.” — Nancy Pelosi, claiming Obamacare, which passed without a single Republican vote, was “bipartisan,” cns News

“If I had to fault myself, I would say I should not have trusted that other people were going to be the message piece while we were doing policy. We were in the foxhole; we were in the trenches fighting the fight.” — Nancy Pelosi, claiming that the only problem with Obamacare was selling it via “messaging,” quoted at Vox.com

sources stated above

5 Lib Lies About Their Own Popularity-

5 Lib Lies About Their Own Popularity–39gh.,b71

Running the Numbers

LIE 1: Hillary won the popular vote! Liberalism is large and in charge! Fact: Clinton’s entire popular vote margin came from just one state: California. Trump won the popular votes in 30 out of 50 states — with 304 Electoral College votes to Clinton’s 227 — and he carried 2,623 out of 3,112 counties (84%). Trump’s America: 3,000,000 square miles (85%); Clinton’s America: 530,000 square miles (15%).

LIE 2: Liberals own the future — conservatives are a tiny fringe, withering away. Fact: Conservatism is flourishing. Conservatives outnumber liberals in 47 states. (The only exceptions: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Plus D.C.)

LIE 3: Blocking highways, agitating, violently protesting, and “community organizing” are rocketing liberals into power everywhere at the local level. Fact: Liberals are virtually impotent. Republicans now control 67 state legislative chambers; Democrats run just 31. There are 33 Republican governors, to 16 Democrats. Republicans have 25 state “trifectas,” holding the governorship, state senate, and state house. Democrats control only six, the fewest in history.

LIE 4: Liberals’ belief that government should do more is popular with Americans. Fact: Americans reject the central thesis of liberalism and side with conservatives, preferring limited government, a pillar of the American founding.

LIE 5: The liberal ideal that government can fix our problems is popular with young people. Fact: Dwindling trust in government is a universal American belief across generations.

sources–vividmaps, nyt, politifact, wash post, gallup, ballotpedia.org, pew.