An assessment of the current state of the progressive left, liberals and Democrats. It is not good. Quote: "Truth be known the American left, and that includes most of the MSM, has become quite morbid in its fascinations. The whole way it talks about poverty, the environment, immigration, race — practically any social problem — is morbid. I look at the New York Times and the Washington Post every morning. They sit there on my breakfast table. Rarely does their front page not feature what the political philosopher Kenneth Minogue called a “suffering situation”: several starving Africans, a corpse or two from some hellhole, an impoverished Appalachian family with at least one child, his head shaved because of cancer or some other horrible malady, a gay couple that has suffered a setback. I could go on, but you get my point. The MSM is obsessed with misery, social strife, and — dare I say it — political correctness." https://spectator.org/james-t-hodgkinson-just-another-well-intentioned-progressive/?
This item deals with former president Obama and the antics he is now up to. The title of his piece "Obama is back to rip Trump care, And he is worse than ever." http://www.dailywire.com/news/17868/obamas-back-rip-trumpcare-and-hes-worse-ever-ben-shapiro? He was really, really bad as president and may be even worse as a former president. His over sized ego does not allow him to see how destructive to civility he is. This references back to comments in the first item. He is a world class liar who must believe that if he says something it is the truth, facts mean nothing. You will note that his words are hate filled emotional digs intended to characterize Republicans in the worse possible light for thinking his Obamacare is a total disaster while he clearly thinks it is a roaring success. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4630622/Obama-blasts-Republican-Senate-s-Obamacare-repeal.html Want facts that completely refute Obama and his lies? https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/06/22/a-chart-that-says-it-all/
This trend line notes serious troubles ahead for Democrats. Quote: "When we look at the trend of the Democrats, they have been losing ground since World War II. They have been scoring lower highs and lower lows and this reflects a BEAR MARKET. This is part of the collapse in socialism coming because they just do not get it. The average person has been losing lifestyle standards ever since. The Gallup Poll has reported that 44% of Americans believe it is likely that today’s youth will have a better life than their parents. This has declined even since the 2007-2009 in the midst of this “recovery” as they call it. In fact, this is the lowest poll on record for a trend dating back to 1983. We always thought linearly and our children would always have it better than we did. No more! You just can’t keep raising taxes and yelling about the rich while secretly cutting deals and taking money under the table. Raising taxes on the rich has NEVER lowered anyone else’s taxes or improved the life of the poor even once. The lies are coming home. People like Hillary can pretend she cares about the poor, but she fills her pockets to the brim. How do politicians enter poor and leave with countless millions? Congress can engage in inside trading because they have to write the laws and cannot be held to the same standard as the rest of us. This has applied to their families while anyone else goes to jail for 25 years. Then why do CEOs of Goldman Sachs take jobs that pay a lot less? Simple! Because they have this conflict of interest, they must by law sell their stock in GS. Because they have to by law, they get to do so tax free." https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/democrats-cant-beat-trump-with-all-actors-media-on-their-side/
Another interesting take on the current state of affairs. Bits of Orwell, Huxley, Chambers and Ayn Rand are woven into the fabric of his discussion. https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/06/21/utopian-misanthropes/
After more than a year of frantic searching it seems the Russia connection with Trump has not panned out. So, now it has been revealed that Special Prosecutor Mueller and company have changed their tactics to focus on obstruction of justice, which too, will likely lead nowhere. Comey even said so. But the deep state and its political operatives do not give up easily. They are out to get Trump any way they can. We will just have to wait and see what happens. http://www.americanpatriotdaily.com/latest/this-deep-state-leak-will-give-you-a-sickening-feeling-about-the-investigation-into-trump/
More on the Comey situation and federal agencies spying on Americans. Quote: "s WND reported, whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the director of national intelligence – and his lawyer, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, filed a request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction late Monday. By late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon scheduled a status conference for Friday afternoon in his Washington courtroom. The lawsuit seeks to stop the nation’s “intelligence agencies” from continuing their “illegal and unconstitutional surveillance.” Those actions, according to Klayman, were confirmed again recently in a report by Circa News. The complaint also alleges Comey obstructed justice by “suppressing if not burying an FBI investigation into this illegal mass surveillance, which involved the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, President Trump and his associates before he became president, and other prominent persons.” Klayman said the “speed with which Judge Leon set this hearing is commendable, as each day that the government continues to conduct unconstitutional spying on Americans without probable cause creates grave harm to not just the victims, but our republic.” “Judge Leon previously preliminarily enjoined the NSA on two previous occasions from what he ruled was an ‘almost Orwellian’ invasion of privacy, and the defendants ignored his rulings,” he continued. “I cannot believe he will be pleased about their brazen disregard for the law and the Constitution yet again. As for Comey, he was encharged with investigating this illegal conduct, when Montgomery came forward with proof years ago, and he allegedly buried the investigation because, as the FISC court revealed, the FBI was also conducting illegal surveillance under his direction. Plaintiffs are also asking the court to preserve this evidence, which Montgomery provided, with his testimony under oath, to the FBI and Comey.” http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/judges-acts-quickly-on-claim-comey-obstructed-justice/ If this is proven to be true, things could get ugly.
This item will surprise some people. According to the findings of this poll Republican voters know a good deal more about their political candidates and than do Democrat voters. Read here for details. http://www.libertynewsnow.com/need-know-trump-supporters-numbers/article7306
This item suggests that the behavior, vitriolic language and policy failures of Democrats over the past several years has eroded their credibility. http://patrioticviralnews.com/articles/are-democrats-losing-credibility-with-the-american-people/ This provides an example of tactics they use that simply do not work. After the recent shooting in Alexandria, VA, liberal gun control advocates used it to promote their gun control agenda. Here is a logical rebuttal to their argument. http://www.restoreamericanglory.com/freedoms/you-dont-get-to-shoot-us-and-then-take-away-our-guns/ The decline of Democrat credibility can be seen by the results of recent off-cycle special elections, too. As of this writing the Republicans have won 5 elections of 7 and Democrats none. Two more remain. One in November and the other in December. The chart at this link provides a summary. https://ballotpedia.org/Special_elections_to_the_115th_United_States_Congress_(2017-2018)
This item speculates on the consequences if the ongoing political left's coup succeeds. Quote: "You have to wonder how liberals think this works. So, a manifestly conflicted special counsel leading a pack of maxed-out Democrat donors decides Donald Trump has to be kicked out of office for “obstructing justice” regarding a cynical lie about him cavorting with the Kremlin and…then what? President Pence, until they do the same thing to him? Or do we just skip right to President Felonia von Pantsuit, shrug our shoulders, and give up on our foolish dream of having a say in our own governance?" https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/06/19/if-the-left-wins-their-soft-coup-everyone-loses-but-mostly-them/
If this is true then the Obama years should never have been. Quote: "This does not surprise me in the tiniest element. A new study just came out showing that the selection of 2008, Obama’s “shining moment”, may have actually been decided by illegal votes. We already know that it is possible for illegal immigrants to vote in our elections. Just look back at all the votes for Hillary Clinton in this last election that were deemed either illegal, or the stolen identity of a dead person. That would also explain Obummer’s uncanny support for illegal immigration into our country. Federalist Papers reports that a new study is claiming that almost 6 million “non-citizens” may have voted in the election of 2008." http://eaglerising.com/44907/surprise-2008-election-may-have-been-decided-by-illegal-votes/ Wonder why it took so long to figure this out???