Donna Brazile Points the Way Left – Far Far Left

An excerpt from Donna Brazile’s soon to be released book “Hacks – The Inside Story of Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House” garnered a huge amount of attention this week. To say it came as a surprise to Democrats is an understatement, with the Bernie supporters saying “I told you so!” and the centrist Clinton Democrats shrugging with “This is in the past, nothing to see here, lets move on.”

This short excerpt has been dissected seemingly from every angle; however there might be a couple of take-aways worth discussion. But it is instructive to briefly recap Ms. Brazile’s background. A native of New Orleans, and an early 80s Poly-Sci major from LSU, Donna began in politics right after college. She was an advisor to both Bill Clinton presidential campaigns, and was the campaign manager for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. She was the interim DNC Chairwoman following the ouster of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and  has been described in the 2002 book Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook as  “openly lesbian”.

Suffice it to say, Ms. Brazile is a party loyalist and insider at the very top levels. Which is what makes all of this so startling. The three observations which cannot be ignored are:

  1. Hillary Clinton has been put out to pasture. The party is moving on, and the Clinton family isn’t invited.
  2. Donna has set herself up as the moral compass for the Democratic Party and as the bridge to the minority south.
  3. Perhaps most importantly, the Bernie Sander’s progressive Socialist Neo-Left is on the ascendency, and is THE force to reckon with.

Don’t underestimate the third point. Ms. Brazile has made her living as a southern centrist. When she speaks, people listen, and she has always understood the pulse of the party, and where it is headed.

The discussions about the civil war within the Democratic Party will continue. Obama, Perez and the Clintons’ will continue to attempt to exert control, but in realty for the immediate future, this fight is over. Obama left the party so decimated it has nobody in the wings with the gravitas to combat the Neo-Progressive’s inexorable rise.

This leaves the DNC as a shell of it’s former self, in debt and out of favor. Congressional democrats are in the minority, and almost every pundit predicts this will remain the case for a decade or so.

Putting it bluntly, the Democratic Party is a spent force, with power on each coast, and in a few urban cities. They are fixated on “identity politics” with no inclination to even begin an internal discussion on policy.

This is the culmination of seven decades of rule, each decade becoming increasingly liberal. The result? A Socialist-Democratic Party, armed with a violent military “Antifa”, bleeding labor support at an alarming rate, and increasingly losing at the federal level.

For all of their problems, these Neo-Socialist cannot be taken for granted. The truth is foreign to them, American exceptionalism and patriotism is an anathema to them, and the “ends will always justify the means”.

 

And the Sign Says, “White Cisgender Males Need Not Apply”

With all the histrionics that Democrats have used to scare people into voting against Republicans over the years, there was always a danger that members of the party elite might forget their cynicism and actually start buying into their own propaganda.  Even Barack Obama, the community organizer extraordinaire, wasn’t immune, having once  remarked to a reporter that he sometimes thought his bullsh*t was the real deal.  Surprising?  Not so much.  It’s actually the most natural thing in the world, when you lie so often that it’s the truth that sounds farfetched.  Or, as Rose McGowan put it in the movie Scream, there’s only so many times you can hear that Richard Gere gerbil story before you have to start believing it.

Well, now it seems that the infection has spread to the ranks of the Democrat National Committee’s IT department, where the ironically named Madeleine Leader has sounded the battle cry of the social justice warrior in her capacity as a data services manager.  Unlike the Marines, though, she’s not looking for a few good men.  Point of fact, she’s looking for anybody but men—at least not men of a certain persuasion.

The Daily Wire has the story, which includes a lovely memo that details Ms. Leader’s requirements for the positions she currently has open:

And yes, just in case you’re rubbing your eyes and wondering if you read it correctly, Ms. Leader does indeed make a blatantly discriminatory request:

I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, since they’re already in the majority.

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that they’re not a majority in the DNC’s IT shop.  I also have to wonder how Ms. Leader treats the wascally white guys under her supervision.  Are they allowed out of their cubicles during office hours—or does that create a hostile an environment?  Can they talk about football, or is that too heteronormative?  Perhaps it would just be best if they were confined to their own table at the back of the cafeteria where they can’t make any trouble.  You know those cisgender types—if they don’t know their place, they’ll think they own the place.

Somebody please pass the duct tape.  I need to wrap some around my noggin before it explodes.

The Liberal Resistance: In Confusion – Clarity




If you follow the MSM, you could be forgiven for believing there is a spirit of confusion casting a pall over America. This general sense of turbulence only seemed to deepen after Charlottesville. Having milked the fictitious Russia collusion cum conspiracy for months on end; the MSM in concert with the Swamp went from All Things Russia to All Things Racist.

The only surprise was how quickly and energetically the DC Republicans hopped aboard that bandwagon, apparently once again frightened witless by potential of being a MSM target. The noise level and anti-Trump venom was already precipitously high with All Things Russia, but it increased exponentially with Charlottesville.



In the midst of the clamor, bits and pieces of information and data began to emerge, and clarity on some issues has been provided. One of those is racism, statues and the normal everyday American. It is now apparent the majority of Americans don’t approve of our statues being torn down. Whether its by the violence of a mob, or via the secret middle of the night city council machinations, destroying American’s history is unsettling at best.

By now, it is also abundantly clear Antifa, BLM and the SJW are predisposed to violence, believe violence is the most viable solution, and and expect to use violence in opposition to conservatives all the while labelling them racist and fascist. The fact that these outlaws are coddled and protected by the MSM does not go unnoticed by those in fly-over country.  Add to that, the fact that the Sanders/Warren socialist progressive faction ignore their criminal activities only increases the notion these groups are de facto endorsed by both MSM and the political progressive left. The clarity about these violent protest groups has only increased as the MSM and the political progressive steadily begin to seriously discuss eliminating the First Amendment as we now know it.

With All Things Racism going full-steam, you could be forgiven for believing the Democratic Party now has the upper hand. Nothing could be further from the truth. Clarity was provided with the July fund raising report for both parties. The RNC out raised the DNC by approximately $6 million. There are already calls for resignation of DNC Chairman Tom Perez, the DNC is in debt and doesn’t seem to have a clue in how to move forward into the 2018 election cycle.

The American airwaves have been inundated with negative anti-Trump reporting since the election. It has been overwhelming, to the point of parody at times. Given that, Nancy Pelosi should be far more popular than the GOP and the President. She’s not. This fact was driven home by the Congressional special election in Georgia. Tying the Democratic candidate to Pelosi was the virtual nail in the coffin. To date, she still polls lower than President Trump.

While clarity is not being provided by the MSM, there is a civil war within the Democratic Party, and this is a fight for the heart of the party. On the left is the Clinton/Feinstein/Pelosi/Schumer/McCaskill traditional liberal faction, and on the far left is the Sanders/Warren/Ellison progressive Socialist movement. This is currently being played out on the west coast, and this left coast civil war is just now beginning to creep into the national party conversation, with Sen. Warren D-MA advocating the fact that Socialist Democrats are in reality the true heart and soul of the party.

Between the dismal fund raising, the fallout over the Antifa/BLM violence and assault on the first amendment, and the total lack of national cohesion within the party, its hard to see how the Democratic Party can move forward and achieve its White House goal for 2020, much less 2018. What is now abundantly clear is the potential 2018 drubbing headed their way.  “Trump Bad – Democrats Good” simply is not a winning message. Ask Hillary. As it sits right now, the liberal party might gain a few House seats, but stand to lose between 6-8 senate seats, with further continued losses in the states. They seem condemned to their success being limited to the coasts and Chicago.

Lastly, if you add into this noxious stew, statements by state politicians calling for the assasination of our President, gallows humor about his death by late night comedians, along with the never-ending impeachment diatribe in the House, it is difficult to ascertain how the Democratic Party will get the Trump democrat vote back any time soon. Its not just a messaging problem, its not a just vision issue, nor it is solely about leadership.

What is clear as a bell is the Democratic Party has fundamentally changed. They have morphed into a fractious, anti-constitution, violent activist force for socialism. This type of movement isn’t new. Europe experienced this socialist force with the accompanying violence as they began their inexorable movement to Democratic Socialism.

Their success here in America is not so clear. But, what is clear is they will never give up. They will never quit. They will not stop in their attempts to push us to the far-left. The Resistance is real, it is virulent and aggressive.

Given that, we can’t afford confusion, no matter how much chaff the MSM throws our way. Fortunately, we can rest easy in the fact truth will always out, the clouds will part and clarity will come shining through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder, Intrigue and…Wikileaks?

A low-level staffer from the Democrat National Committee, there only because he wants to make a difference in the world, accidentally stumbles upon evidence that the party has rigged its presidential primary.  Instead of the unapologetic, idealistic socialist who wants to shake up the system, the power brokers want to nominate the corporate crony with close ties to Wall Street and a history of taking money for political favors.  It’s an outrage that goes against everything the young staffer believes in–but what can he do?  Tortured, drinking too much, doubting everything he’s ever believed in, he finally decides to take action and passes information to an internet journalist that blows the whole scheme wide open.

And they kill him for it.

If you think it all sounds like the story from an overwrought political potboiler–think Dan Brown without all the hokey symbolism–you’re not the only one.  But there really was a DNC staffer named Seth Rich who, while walking home from a bar late at night almost one year ago, was approached from behind by two assailants and shot twice in the back.  He survived long enough to make it to a hospital, but died shortly thereafter. Twelve days later, Wikileaks published the DNC emails.

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, never revealed the source of the emails–but he always maintained that they came from someone inside the DNC, not from a Russian hack as the American intelligence community has alleged.  And although Assange has never identified Seth Rich as the inside man, Wikileaks did post a $20,000 reward for information that led to the arrest of his killers.  This has naturally led to a flurry if speculation as to why Rich was killed–and if he was indeed the source for the leaked emails that helped to derail the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A lot of that speculation has been rightfully consigned to the looney bin of wacky conspiracy theories–yet another body added to the count of Clinton associates who mysteriously ended up dead–but the subject has come up again, as these things have a tendency to do.  Fox 5, a local affiliate in DC, is now reporting that a private investigator working on behalf of Rich’s family believes that Rich actually did have contact with Wikileaks in the weeks leading up to his death:

[Rod] Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. He said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].

Sounds pretty explosive, doesn’t it?  But note that Wheeler says “confirmed” when he only has one source–and an anonymous one at that.  By generally accepted journalistic standards, that’s pretty sloppy.  Or, as Alex Griswold from the Washington Free Beacon puts it:

 

Fox News, however, has also waded into the story this morning, and claims it has a second, independent source that is saying the same thing:

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.

Again, it’s an anonymous source–but they do confirm one another, which would seem to lend some credence to Wheeler’s claims.  That is, until you read the statement from Rich’s family, which pretty much denies that any of this is true:

Most telling to me is how the family said that they didn’t hire Rod Wheeler themselves, but instead were offered his services by a third party that has been paying all the bills.  Couple that with this story about how the family didn’t want Wikileaks spinning Rich’s murder into wild conspiracy tales, and it definitely appears as if they don’t want anything to do with this.  All of the news coverage should be forthright about that fact, though most of it isn’t.

So is it all a bunch of hooey, or is there something to the accusations of a nefarious cover up?  The mystery writer in me would love to explore the latter–but in reality, conspiracies are very hard to carry out, and given the level of incompetence shown by the DNC in protecting their own emails, the idea that they could put out a contract on someone and get away with it seems farfetched.  Still, in deference to my inner Poirot, there remain a few nagging questions about how the investigation was conducted.  To wit:

  • Why did the police assume a robbery when nothing was stolen from from Rich?
  • If video footage of the assailants exists, why hasn’t it been released to the public to possibly aid in their identification?
  • Why is DC Metro reluctant to discuss a cold case with the media, when doing so might bring forth clues that could help solve it?
  • Why don’t police detectives say whether or not they were able to speak with Rich before he died at the hospital?
  • If the feds have Rich’s laptop and know about the emails, why have they continued to blame the Russians for hacking them?

Juicy stuff, to be sure–and there’s probably a simple explanation for all of it.  But as long as the authorities handling the case aren’t forthcoming with answers, the people with the tinfoil hats will be more than happy to provide them.

New DNC Chair Perez Talks Trump, GOP In Uplifting Speech

In Newark, not too far from the Jersey Shore where Snooki and the Situation spawned their reality television careers and went on to change the world, something amazing happened.  That’s where Tom Perez, the Democrat National Committee’s newest chairman (and longtime member of the Hair Club for Men), gave a barn burner of a speech to the Working Families Alliance.  In it, he acknowledged that the election of 2016 had been a tough loss for Democrats–but in that loss, there was also an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and use those lessons to rebuild the party based on ideas and vision.  “No longer can we allow petty divisions and partisan bickering to distract us from the real issues that face us all as Americans,” he said in an impassioned plea.  “All of us only want what’s best for our families–and even though we may differ from Republicans on how to get there, I promise you that under my steady hand, we will bridge those differences and find a way together!”

Nah, just kidding.  He actually said that Donald Trump didn’t really win the election and that the GOP doesn’t give a sh-t about people:

The tone of the speech kind of reminds me of Howard Dean’s Iowa meltdown, but on substance it seems more like that time Spongebob Squarepants went on strike against the Krusty Krab.  Nevertheless, the ravenous crowd at the Working Families Alliance–and no, that totally doesn’t sound like a socialist front group–ate it up, and cheered Perez on like it was karaoke night at Lenin’s House of Reds and he had just finished singing the male and female leads from “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” all by himself.  Good to know that time he spent as Barack Obama’s labor secretary is finally paying off.

Not one to take such insults lightly, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded with her own jab:

Chairman Perez’s comments are dangerous and undermine our democratic process.  Perhaps Mr. Perez needs a lesson on how the Electoral College works but whether he likes it or not, Donald Trump is our president. He should be ashamed of himself for insulting the millions of Americans who don’t share his liberal vision for our country. The Democrats are the minority party because of comments like those, and if he thinks this is the way back from the wilderness, he’s sorely mistaken. Mr. Perez should apologize and Democrats should denounce the rhetoric coming from the new leader of their Party.

All right, so it’s not exactly Muhammad Ali calling out Joe Frazier–but at least McDaniel stayed classy.  Also, if the GOP ever needs a few snarky but clean jokes for their next press release, I work cheap.

Now there might be some out there who would ask why I would expect better from a DNC chair whose biggest selling point was, “At least he’s not Keith Ellison.”  And there might still be others who would ask where I get off criticizing Perez for his rhetoric when this particular post is one barb after another.  Well, for one thing Perez is the elected leader of a major political party–and from the sound of things, he hasn’t learned that much from the Democrat’s losing streak.  While spinning tales of illegitimate elections and political opponents not caring about people might be great for rousing the rabble and fundraising, it doesn’t address how your party’s abandonement of the working-class voter caused them to abandon you for Donald Trump.  Secondly, I’m just a guy on the internet trying to deflate insufferable egos that need deflating (including those in my own party when necessary), and never have I asserted that Democrats are evil and/or stupid.  I just happen to think that their policy prescriptions are misguided–plus that donkey logo has got to go.  Seriously, bruh.

Talking these things out, however, gets a tick difficult when guys like Perez cast the opposition as Beelzebub.  Guess what, Tom?  Y’all ain’t no angels either.  Most of you have your hearts in the right place, but some of you only care about power first and people second, if at all.  Ditto the GOP.  None of us is without sin, yo–and it would go a long way toward patching things up if the usual suspects stopped casting so many stones.

Cuomo’s Hypocritical Declaration of Love and Inclusion

Governor Andrew Cuomo D-NY is really no different than your standard run of the mill Democrat. He’s not considered to be a big thinker, and is certainly not considered to have statesmen gravitas, or even to be particularly honest. He has basically built his career on the reputation of his father. Having said that, he’s really no better of worse than most. He’s just common.

Which is to say, he’s a liberal who is not afraid to be obviously hypocritical if it serves his needs. Evidently Monday was a day in which intellectual honesty wasn’t a consideration for His Honor. As The Blaze reports, Cuomo was in Manhattan on Monday and his remarks got some attention on Twitter: (The Blaze)

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was in Manhattan on Monday speaking about the importance of the “Raise the Age” initiative, a movement seeking to abolish laws in New York and North Carolina that require any minor who is 16 or 17 to be charged as an adult in criminal cases. During his speech, Cuomo’s official Twitter account tweeted some of the quotes from his speech. One particular quote, however, got some unwanted attention. “The answer is unity. The answer is love. The answer is compassion. That’s what made New York, New York,” Cuomo’s account tweeted.”

As The Blaze reports, “The line was highlighting the importance of equality in the criminal justice system and that New Yorkers should be united in love and compassion. But the tone was quite a bit different from what he’s previously said, especially when talking about conservatives.”

The problem? The Blaze explains:

“In 2014, Cuomo said that conservatives who are “extreme” by being pro-life, pro-Second Amendment or against same-sex marriage “have no place in the state of New York,” according to the Washington Times. So naturally,”

This de facto expulsion of Americans still concerned and convinced of the righteousness of the pro-life position, the constitutional soundness of the second amendment, and the moral value of traditional marriage, is now the Democrat standard. Howard Dean, former Democratic Party Chairman was quoted recently while speaking to this exact issue: (Wash Times)

During a March 2 segment of the program, MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough observed, “Those were guys that you just couldn’t beat in the South when you weren’t running too far left on guns, on God, on abortion, on all of these other social issues. Can the Democratic Party ever have a big enough tent to have people who were progressive on economic issues and conservative on social issues in their party again?  He asked Mr. Dean.

Mr Dean’s answer is eerily similar to Gov. Cuomo’s answer:

“No. Because the young generation isn’t that way,” Mr. Dean, a former Vermont governor replied. “I think the old left/right is an anachronism. It exists in Washington. It exists in the media. Young people don’t think that way. “They are not ideological,” Mr. Dean added. “They are extremely interested in social justice, so we are never going back to maybe making compromises on abortion.”

While recent polling does suggest attitudinal permissiveness toward gay marriage, it does not reflect that same permissive attitude toward abortion. As a matter of fact, most Americans have opposition to abortion. (Real Clear Politics)

Abortion may be a women’s issue, but not in the way that the media and some politicians would like us to believe. Far from seeing abortion as a sacrosanct right to be defended, the overwhelming majority of women in this country want abortion restricted, and don’t want it funded by tax dollars. A majority also think it is morally wrong and that it causes more harm than good to women in the long run. Such a statement isn’t guesswork, or based on anecdotal evidence. It is a fact, proven by the newly released survey on abortion from The Marist Poll. As it has for past nine years, this annual poll on abortion in America, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, again shows just how extreme and outside the mainstream that abortion advocacy, and the resistance to restrictions, really is. If politicians really want to show that they trust American women, then they should follow the advice of the overwhelming majority of us and restrict abortion in meaningful ways. This means supporting the president’s action to ban funding of abortion internationally, which is supported by 83 percent of women, and same percentage of all Americans.”

It seems safe to surmise the liberal progressive Socialist Democratic Party now wants to loudly clarify their opinion of those deplorable bitter clingers who are unwelcome inside the big rainbow tent. But, when they need to trot out their love and inclusiveness tripe in order to attempt to achieve yet another liberal agenda, hypocrisy be damned, hey: laissez les bons temps rouler.

Obama’s Perez – The Long Game

Tom Perez, former Labor Secretary under the Obama administration was narrowly elected as Chairman DNC. It took two rounds of voting, after which, he promptly named Muslim Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison Vice Chair. As a calculated move to pacify the Bernie Sanders fringe, it didn’t seem to pay off.

“Ellison’s progressive supporters, angered by the results and shouting as the tally was announced, chanted: “Party for the people, not big money.” (Washington Examiner)

Tom Perez was born in Buffalo NY with immediate ancestral ties to many of the Dominican Republic elite. His maternal grandfather was the DR Ambassador to the US before being declared persona non-grata by the Trujillo regime. Born virtually a Beltway elite, Perez is Harvard educated with most of his career being in government.

That the new DNC Chair is ideologically aligned with the ex-president has been acknowledged for some time:

‘He is a progressive warrior in the mold of Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, only without any of the anti-Clinton animus typical to members of that crowd. Perez’s liberal credentials are as impeccable as they come. Mother Jones called him “one of the administration’s most stalwart progressives.” Conservative policy experts who have followed his work in the Justice and Labor Departments consider him perhaps the Obama administration’s most radical and relentless ideologue.” (National Review)

National Review then quoted Iain Murray,  Vice President of Strategy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who didn’t hesitate to give his candid assessment:

“Perez is possibly the most dangerous person in the administration right now. His rewriting of U.S. labor law is probably the most fundamental attack on the free-enterprise system going on at present,” Murray says. “If he has his way, we won’t just revert to the 1930s. We’ll do things that even Franklin Roosevelt couldn’t do, like eliminate vast numbers of independent-contractor jobs and unionize those that remain.”

NR then concluded by Murray’s dire warning:

“Perez’s ideological vision are driven by an arrogant insistence that most workers are oblivious to their own exploitation by employers, and need the state to intervene to help them understand proper “work-life balance” or to make basic choices about work.”

Ex-President Obama has a long-term strategy to transition America into a hyper-Muslim sympathetic, democratic socialist nation. Installing Tom Perez is the first step. Working with former Attorney General Eric Holder, to challenge traditional voter laws is the second. But in order to achieve his real goal, ultimately Obama will need a nationwide base of unquestioning voters.

The Democratic Party, led by the very vocal Sander/Obama Progressive faction are a minority in search of an acquiescent foundational base. Progressive democrats such as Obama, Perez, and Holder view the burgeoning Hispanic vote as their near to mid-term party base, replacing the recently abandoned blue collar union voter base.

Standing in their path to success is President Trump and the Republican Party. Any success is going to measured by their battle to keep the southern US border open for entry by illegal aliens, as well as obtain voting rights for illegals currently living in the US.

MSM and the party leaders will not give up on their open borders fight. The press may move from one policy argument to another, but the constant thread will be articles condemning President Trump’s illegal alien deportation policies, as well as highlighting supposed rights violations created by these policies.

Out with the old, in with the new. As the more traditional base blocs of the Democratic Party begin to feel marginalized and neglected, it is incumbent upon the Republican Party to bring them into their tent, and make them feel welcome.