Sunday, June 21, 2015

Boehner: New Democrat?

Speaker Boehner: former trusted Republican; now an Obama puppet!

Click here for related article [Politico: Jake Sherman/Lauren French]

On 11 June 2015,  34 Republicans voted against the rule that allowed consideration of President 0bama’s request for fast-track authority to negotiate the largest, most opaque trade deal in history.

Conservatives claimed Boehner and GOP leaders were working too closely with Democrats, ignoring Republicans who objected to the secrecy of the bill, particularly the five [5] year restriction on the content of the legislation.  Why are the details secret! Is this a Nancy Pelosi operation?

Penalties against these Conservative Representatives for protecting the interests of Americans -- and bucking Boehner's power play -- resulted in Boehner removing [among others]

1) Mark Meadows (R) NC from his chairmanship of the Government Operations subcommittee chairmanship.  He had the audacity to introduce the Federal Records Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 5170; 113th Congress), which would change the record keeping requirements about some types of communications to ensure that information is not lost [viz. Hillary]. The bill would make it easier to fire a person who willfully and unlawfully concealed, removed, mutilated, obliterated, falsified, or destroyed any record, book, or other thing in the custody of such employee [viz. Lois Lehrner, Hillary Clinton, James Clapper].

These three Conservatives were removed from the Whip Team:
2) Trent Franks (R) Arizona
.....[Committee: Armed Services and Judiciary],
3) Cynthia Lummis (R) Wyoming
.....[Committees: Oversight & Government Reform;  Natural Resources]
4) Steve Pearce (R) NM
.....[Committees:  Oversight and Investigations; Capital Markets & Government-Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit]

During the Obamatrade debate, Boehner was offering Members the chairmanships of subcommittees currently chaired by

5) Louis Gohmert (R) Texas
....[Committees: Judiciary; Subcommittee: Constitution & Civil Liberties
..........................Natural Resources; Subcommittee: Energy & Mineral Resources
....Task Force on Judicial Impeachment

6) Jim Jordan (R) Ohio.
....[Committees:  Judiciary;
............................Subcommittee: Courts, Intellectual Property & Internet
............................Subcommittee:  Constitution & Civil Justice
........................... Oversight & Government Reform
............................Subcommittee:  Health Care, Benefits, & Administrative Rules
............................Subcommittee:  Government Operations
...[Select Committee: Events Surrounding 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi]

Boehner gave the Chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee to
Jason Chaffetz [R-UT], most notable for his close relationship with  Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who has been the most vehement opponent of investigations into the Benghazi attack.

As we've noted earlier, Rep Darrell Issa has been evicted from the Benghazi hearings after the release of information implicating GOP leadership involvement in the illegal operations out of Benghazi well before the attack which was followed by GOP leadership support for Hillary's cover-up.

Issa: The only Benghazi Truth-Seeker
Issa, Conservative Hero and Benghazi Champion, is now odd-man out, as are most Tea Party Members, as well as those who are supported by the Tea Party.
[The Karl Rove smear campaign against him has now begun, with allusions to his Blue Collar background and "inability to lead an investigation". Trey Gowdy's actions against Issa have been an enormous disappointment.  Somehow, Mr Issa, in spite of his social status shortcomings, is the wealthiest man in Congress [$300 million net worth] and a self-made man!]

Take careful note of the Committees and SubCommittees of the Representatives Boehner purged.  Each would be in a position to lead opposition to a Boehner attempt to support 0bama's efforts to 
1) nullify ObamaCare reform, 
2) weaken Oversight of Government Operations [e.g., IRS, DHS, DNI, etc.], 
3) completely control the Internet and Intellectual Property, 
4) manipulate challenges in Courts, 
5) control Natural Resources [e.g., energy], 
6) control the Military Leadership and DOD funding, 
7) control US financial markets,
8) neutralize the Benghazi investigation

Mr Boehner is seemingly working hand-in-glove with Mr 0bama in what appears to be an internal coup against America.  Perhaps it is time for voters in Ohio to Recall Mr Boehner so we can return to "representation Of the People, By the People, and For the People."

Conservatives, despite misgivings about his leadership abilities, voted Boehner back in to office to lead Conservative opposition to Mr 0bama.  

Mr Boehner has shocked us with apparent conversion to the Democrat Party, and assuming the mantle of 0bama Puppet.  It seems he has been taking careful note of the political techniques portrayed on House of Cards, i.e., backstabbing, double dealing, blackmail, perhaps graft and corruption, and turn-coat manipulation.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

#WMD: Agent Orange

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Here's a breakthrough.
Opening the gate to deserving Vets who were exposed to [doused with] Agent Orange.

In this legislation, Air Force crews which handled Agent Orange dispensed via C-123 airplanes in Vietnam and Thailand are now eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for a variety of cancers from skin cancer to prostate cancer to diabetes and leukemia.  
[National Guard air crews flying these same craft after war suffered Agent Orance residue, but are ineligible for compensation or health benefits.]

The cost of this compensation is under $50 million per year -- which VA extrapolates to a 10-year period to make it half a billion dollars [roughly the cost of Mr 0bama's fuel costs  since he entered office].

The VA, however, will not address the Blue Water Navy personnel who likely had the heaviest doses of Agent Orange.

Floating Chemical Coffins
During the war, commercial carriers refused to carry Agent Orange, so the Navy strapped 50-gallon drums onto the decks of warships to ship the chemical to Vietnam.  

En-route, those ships encountered heavy storms with massive waves, resulting in the 50 gallon drums breaking loose, popping their lids, and pouring their contents into the ships' interiors, soaking the crew.

Most of those crews later died of, not one, but multiple types of cancer.

The VA screening process demands that claimants prove that they "... set foot in Vietnam", which many in the Blue Water Navy cannot do -- nor can they produce bills of lading showing their ships carried Agent Orange.  In fact, there were no official bills of lading since the Navy did not want to admit they were carrying this dangerous chemical aboard their combat ships.

Oh, and the commercial carrier refusing to ship Agent Orange?
That would be Lady Bird Johnson's company SeaLand, which had the exclusive contract for all logistic shipments from the US to Vietnam.

Monday, June 15, 2015

GOP: Destroying its candidates?

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The Media, in its consummate wisdom, has designated the field of Republican candidates as clowns. Count them; 23 highly qualified Conservatives who believe in the Free Market, and each of whom has built his or her reputation on accomplishments which no current Democrat can match.  We even include Christie, who has managed to govern New Jersey, perhaps the most corrupt state in the Union - other than Illinois.

Colbert interviews "Ham [Karl] Rove" [Salon]
Of these 23, we hope the GOP won't destroy them all in its zeal to put Zeb Bush into the Oval Office. In past elections, it appears the GOP Chairman, Reince Priebus, along with his rabid pit bull, Karl Rove, managed to destroy any number of electable Conservative candidates for the House, the Senate, and the White House by generating adverse propaganda, withholding campaign funds and Media support, or joining forces with the Democrats to defeat candidates who indicated they would not toe the GOP Party Line - or worship at the feet of Priebus or Rove.

Rove appeared to be the guiding force in in re-electing Democrat Harry Reid in 2010 by smearing Sharron Angle, who was backed by the Tea Party and Veterans in Politics; she had won the Republican primary with 40% of the vote.  After the primaries, Angle had a 50% to 39% lead over Reid, indicating that Angle was a shoe-in to win.  Oddly, after behind-the-scenes lobbying by Rove, the widow of the late Republican Governor Guinn, Republican State Senator Raggio, and finally, Republican Senator Ensign all [we repeat ALL!] endorsed Democrat Senator Harry Reid -- the obvious objective of which was to undercut Tea Party influence in the GOP, and to preserve the purity of the corrupt GOP leadership!

Additionally, four strong incumbent Republican senators - who were resistant to GOP leadership -- were persuaded to "retire", including George Voinovich of Ohio, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Chris Bond of Missouri, and Mel Martinez of Florida all abruptly decided to "retire and spend more time with our families."

Amazingly enough, the voters overturned most of the negative operations of Priebus and Rove, delivering 63 new seats to the Republicans in the House, and six new Senate seats; in local elections, the Republicans swept the elections with voters bringing in 680 new Republican seats -- leaving Republicans in control of 26 state legislatures and 29 State Governorships.

By 2014, Priebus and Rove were unable to keep the Democrats in power as voters gave the Republicans a clear majority in both the Senate and the House, with 54 Senate seats and the largest majority in the House since 1928.  Amazingly, the voters recoiled against Maryland Democrat Governor O'Malley's failed governorship and elected Republican Larry Hogan with a margin of 51% to 47% -- which Chris Christie labeled "... the biggest upset in the entire country!"

But, enough of our vitriol against the GOP leadership -- which we believe is firmly in the pocket of the Democrats and Mr 0bama.

Let's talk about the Democrat candidates.

It appears the Democrats have only one viable candidate, perhaps the least qualified and most reviled Presidential candidate in US history, Hillary Clinton, who is "generating financial scandals faster than her husband generated his inevitable sex scandals.  Of course, who can forget her description of her success as Secretary of State, in which she spent several minutes saying the words: success and progress and resolving existing problems, but at no point could she give an example of any of those terms.

To be fair, we can cite some examples of her accomplishments:
1)  She logged more mileage than any other Secretary of State
2)  She used her cell phone and personal email to transmit to unauthorized persons more Top Secret Compartmented intelligence information than any other politician in US history -- after which she claimed to accidentally have deleted all that data.
3)  She attempted a unilateral covert operation to cut a deal with the President of Iran via an unauthorized flight into Iran -- which crashed [shot down?], killing her SEAL escort [he allegedly committed suicide in Afghanistan], and sending her to an Israeli hospital from which she was surreptitiously shipped to a NY hospital where she was diagnosed with a flu-induced "head injury".
4)  She successfully killed one ambassador, his bodyguard, and two former SEALs in Benghazi.
5)  She installed a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, with close ties to  the Muslim Brotherhood, as her principal advisor at the State Department; and now there are reports of her being linked to supplies and money being provided to ISIS.

Now, to balance the scale of candidates in the Democrats' Presidential Clown Car, we have:

Is Bernie fantasizing?

1)  Bernie Sanders who advocates is upset there are 23 types of underarm deodorants while children are hungry, a 90% tax rate, and, he openly fantasizes about women "...being raped by three men simultaneously."

Granted, it's an old quote, taken out of specific context, but, since the Democrats fantasize about Ted Cruz's parking tickets over the last 20 years, Sanders' fantasies seem oh, so much more salacious.  He is expected to carry Vermont's Electoral Votes.

2)  Then again, we have Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland against whom voters rebelled to smash his hand-picked successor at the polls with a massive vote against O'Malley's policies which destroyed the economy by taxing businesses to such an extent that many fled the state leaving tens of thousands of unemployed workers -- and depleted tax coffers.

He has advocated taxing rainfall,  We feel certain that if he were on the ticket, Maryland's Electoral Votes would be all Red.

Someone stole my steering wheel!

3)  Desperately seeking an alternative, the Democrats now have Lincoln Chaffee, a former Republican, then an Independent, and currently a Democrat who seeks "internationalism" via the Metric System, and he seeks to atone for the Iraqi war[s].

He may carry Washington, DC, which has no Electoral Votes, but the Rhode Island voters are delighted he's leaving.

We return to the original question:
Will the GOP leadership manage to destroy all the qualified Conservative candidates before the election to snatch defeat from the jaws of pure victory -- as they did in 2012?